Obituaries

Tue
27
Jun

Marvin Dale Robinson

Marvin Dale Robinson, 61 of Coolidge passed away June 21, 2017 in Waco. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 28 at Coolidge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., Wednesday at Corley-Porter Funeral Home in Mexia prior to the graveside service.
Marvin was born July 11, 1955 in Dallas to Vernon Dale and Golden Dale Grooms Robinson. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his son, Rodney Alan Robinson of Coolidge; daughters, Angela Dale Robinson and Carie Denise Woodlock both of Waco and Tabitha Elaine Robinson of Gholson; step-daughter, Britteny Martin of Corsicana; brothers, Leroy Robertson and David Robinson both of Kirvin, Jeff Robinson and Harold Dean both of Coolidge; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
An online quest book is available at corleyporterfuneralhome.com and by selecting the Marvin Dale Robinson obituary.
Corley-Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
26
Jun

Deonicio Ignacio Martinez

Deonicio Ignacio Martinez, 64, of Mexia passed away peacefully at his home, June 25, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones. A Celebration of Life for Deonicio will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 28 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel.
Visitation with the family will be prior to the service from 10-11 a.m.
Deonicio was born May 12, 1953 in Alvaro Obregon, Michoacan, Mexico to Augustin and Fonseca Martinez; he was the youngest child of 13 children. He brought his family to the United States, 33 years ago, in order to provide a better life for them. Prior to retirement, he worked in construction, primarily for power plants.
Deonicio loved nothing more than spending time with his family, they were his inspiration and the light of his life. He like to do most anything outdoors. Deonicio especially enjoyed riding and just being around horses. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Fri
23
Jun

Lavanda Jean McCrary

Lavanda Jean McCrary, 70, passed away June 21, 2017 at the Veterans Hospital in Temple. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Mexia with Pastor Robert Campbell officiating. Interment will follow the service at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation with the family present was Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Corley-Porter Funeral Home.
On Dec. 18, 1946 LaVanda Jean Potts was born to the parents of Mr. Walter Potts Sr and Mrs. Corine Steen. LaVanda was the oldest of seven children. Her siblings are Walter Potts Jr, Brunette (Eva) Hogan, Billy Ray Potts, Janice Ann Jackson, Maurice Miles, and Shree Medlock. 

Fri
23
Jun

Debra Linville Wooten

Debra Linville Wooten, 61, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2017 in Waco following a lengthy illness.
A memorial service will be held on at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at the Victory Baptist Church in Wortham. Following the service, a reception for family and friends will be held at the VFW in Mexia.
Debbie was born on March 16, 1956 in Waco to Dorthy and Lester Linville. She attended Connally schools.
Debbie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Donna Linville West.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Wooten of Wortham; her brother, Ronnie Linville of McGregor; her son, Marshall Burns and wife Nicole of Mexia; grandson Greg Reyes and wife Nikki of McGregor; granddaughter Adrionna Parker and husband Keno of Arlington; and great-grandchildren Amber Reyes and Malachi Parker.
Debbie was known for her sweet and loving spirit and her love of family. She will be forever in the hearts of her loved ones.

Fri
23
Jun

Randall Walton Bryan

Randall Walton Bryan, born May 27, 1934, in Coolidge to Margaret Walton Bryan and William Fred Bryan, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2017.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at the First Baptist Church with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be 2nd Lt. Mac Bryan, Bryan Glass, Taylor Bryan, Bill Bailey, Richard Johnson, Larry Haynes, Collin Glass, Sonny Bowden and David Riley. Honorary pallbearers are Randall’s Fantasy Football Friends and the Talley’s Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1–2 p.m., on Saturday, at the First Baptist Church.
Randall was a lifelong resident of Limestone County. He graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1952. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Baylor University.

Wed
21
Jun

James “Micky” Michael Brooks

James “Micky” Michael Brooks, 63, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday June 10, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was surrounded by family and friends throughout his last days.
He is survived by his wife Shelley Brooks of Nantucket, Mass.; six children, Emily and Sudie Wije, Julie Brooks, Elizabeth Brooks and Christopher Goodwin, Samantha Hartt Brooks, Colin and Ashley Brooks, and Bonnie Brooks and their mother Sara Brooks of Wortham. He also leaves behind four step-children, Pam and Greg Lawrence, Colleen and Eric Ward, Jeff Cronan, and Shannon and Patrick Considine; his sister, Theresa and Michael Molinski; as well as a multitude of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Micky is preceded in death by his mother and father, Leroy and Josephine Brooks; his in-laws, Robert Charles and Helen Thompson; his brother, Charles Anthony Brooks; and nephew, Glynn Franklin Jr.

Wed
21
Jun

Randall Walton Bryan

Randall Walton Bryan born May 27, 1934 in Coolidge to Margaret Walton Bryan and William Fred Bryan went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2017. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at the First Baptist Church with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating.
Visitation with the family will be from 1–2 p.m., Saturday, at the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, and the love of his live for 62 years, Jo Franklin Bryan; daughter, Vikki Bryan Gibson and husband, Albert Austin Gibson; sons, Bradley Walton Bryan and wife, Shelby Jean Bryan and Gerald Scott Bryan and wife, Tracey Jill Bryan; and grandchildren, Bryan Quinton Glass, Melisa Ann Noland, Taylor James Bryan, Marshall McKenzie Bryan and Samuel Donavan Bryan.
A complete obituary will be in Saturday’s edition of The Mexia News.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to sign the guest book or leave a message of condolence.

Fri
16
Jun

Doris I. Meredith

Doris I. Meredith, 90, of Dawson, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Corsicana. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 17 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Reverend Jake Ward officiating. Interment will be at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 20 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. before the services on Saturday at the funeral home.
Doris was born Jan. 11, 1927 in Omaha, Neb. and at the age of two moved to Hazlehurst, Miss. where she lived through her college years. She then moved to Texas where she met and married James B. Meredith in Fort Worth. Most of her work career was in the oil business and she served as a vice-president at one of the companies where she worked.

Wed
14
Jun

James Stanley Hardison

James Stanley Hardison, of Groesbeck, passed away at his home on Monday, June 12, 2017, at age 68.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 14 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with the Reverend Bill Sutton, of the Oletha Baptist Church, officiating and Mary Smith of the First United Methodist Church of Teague giving the eulogy. Angie Hardison Patterson will be the vocalist along with other music and videos. Joyce Arabie will sing at the graveside. Burial will follow in the Lost Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Timothy Hardison, Jacob Hardison, Kristopher Wright, Sherif Hanna, Earnest Smith, Donald Harvey, Bill Sutton and Virgil Summers. Honorary pallbearers were Joshua Hanna, Luke Hanna, and Ethan Wright.

Tue
13
Jun

Floyce Alma Warren

On Dec. 9, 1931, a baby daughter was born to Mose S. Reynolds and Alma Callies Reynolds in Springfield. She was named Floyce Alma, and she was the third of eight children: Mose Jr., Maudell (Wallace), Aaron, Theresa (Davis), Clarence, Francis (Melton), and LaOlive. Floyce attended Canaan Baptist Church as a youth, and was a student at Kate Long Elementary until the family relocated to Bay City.
Floyce would go on to complete high school and earn her cosmetology license in Kansas City, Kan. When she returned to Texas, she was employed as a hair stylist when she met and married Mr. Nelie Gordon, Jr. To this union, two children were born – Sherry Darlene Gordon (Baker) and Nelie (Neal) Gordon, III.

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