Obituaries

Mon
14
Nov

Prudencio Ramos Pevia

 Prudencio Ramos Pevia, 72, went home to be with his Lord Nov. 13, 2016 in Waco.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Open Door Church located at 900 N Loop 340, Waco. Burial will follow in Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 16, at Camino Church located at 111 East Palestine Mexia.

Prudencio was born July 10, 1944 in Champoton, Campeche, Mexico to Felix and Librada (Ramos) Pevia. He was a lifelong minster. He began his ministry in Mexico when he married the love of his life, Elsy in 1965. They often joked with each other on how they met. In 1961 the love story started, Elsy was visiting in town and happened to walk by his house with a green dress on. Prudencio said “For her I will start going to church.” On a separate occasion before they had even met, he walked by her house and that was when Elsy said “Ooooh, What a handsome guy!”  Four year later they officially met and married on Aug. 29, 1965.

Mon
14
Nov

Jerry Lynn Maxwell

Jerry Lynn Maxwell, 63, went to his heavenly home November 10, 2016 in the VA Hospital, Amarillo after a short illness surrounded by his loved ones. Graveside services, with Military Honors, will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Mexia City Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral home.

Jerry was born in Wellington on Aug. 1953, the sixth son to Ernest and Opal Irene (Young) Maxwell. He married Diana Rodriquez on Aug. 28, 1984 in Memphis.

Jerry proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy as a Dental Tech. At the time of his death he was employed with Tyson Foods in Amarillo. His greatest joys were his children and grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diana; daughter, Ashley Irene Maxwell; and son, Brian Lee Maxwell; and brothers, Ernest, Jr. and Johnny Maxwell.

Wed
09
Nov

Cleathel Randall (C.R.) Rand

Cleathel Randall (C.R.) Rand, 86, of Groesbeck went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Providence Hospital in Waco.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 7 at the First Baptist Church of Groesbeck, with the Reverend Troy Brooks and Rev. Tracy Sims officiating. Burial followed at Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Dr. Chris Rand, Jimmy Bradley, Mikey Terry, Keith Rand, Derek Pringle; and great-grandsons Brayden Bradley, Jake Pringle, Dylan Rand, Tyson Pringle and Bryce Rand.  Honorary pallbearers were Elmer Beene Jr., Jack Forrest, Jimmy Harryman, Jim Longbotham, and Chuck Phillips.

Mon
07
Nov

Juana Garay

Juana Garay passed away, November 6, 2016, at her home in Mexia at the age of 85. Funeral services will be 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Anselmo Garay, Johnathan Garay, John Paul Lopez, Adrian Torrez, Jesse Garay and Rigoberto Castro will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home with Rosary at 7 p.m.

Juana was born in El Tigre Villanueve Zacatecas, Mexico to Jostenes Jimenez Tinado and Inez Frias. She had been a resident of Mexia for several years and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Juana was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, her family was her pride and joy. She was strong in her faith. She enjoyed cooking (was a great cook), crocheting, sewing and loved flower gardening, especially, roses.

Mon
07
Nov

Charles William “Will” Frazier, III

Charles William “Will” Frazier, III., of Coolidge, passed away in Waco on November 6, 2016 at the age of 45. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the First Baptist Church in Mexia with the Reverend Mike Smith, of Outreach Ministries in Coolidge, officiating. Interment will follow in the Coolidge Cemetery. Bob Pranger, V.J. Gupta, Miguel Gonzales, Randy Hughes, Polo Mora, Abel Salazar, Javier Lopez and Jeff Lincoln will serve as pallbearers. The Frazier & Frazier Crew will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Will was born in Galveston on June 14, 1971 to Charles William Frazier, Jr. and Deborah Anderson Frazier. He had been a resident of Coolidge for the past 17 years and employed as General Manager of Frazier & Frazier Foundry, a job he thoroughly enjoyed.

Fri
04
Nov

Jeffrey Lynn Steen, Jr.

Graveside services for Jeffrey Lynn Steen, Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov.  4 at Old Union Cemetery in Limestone County. Bro. Darrell Beggs will officiate. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. 

Mr. Steen passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Waco.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1964, in Teague and lived in Teague all of his life. He married Amanda on Jan. 28, 1983, and shared over thirty-three years of marriage together. Jeff worked at Leon’s Garage in Teague for some thirty years as a mechanic. He could fix anything and enjoyed tinkering on things in his shop including building model airplanes. Mr. Steen loved taking trips to the beach, hunting and fishing. Everyone that knew Jeff loved him and he brought joy to his friends and family. 

Tue
01
Nov

Louise East Howze

Louise East Howze, 91, left her earthly home, surrounded by her loving family, and entered into her eternal home to be with her Lord on October 29, 2016. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Hancock, Ron Capehart, Brandon Oliver, Dr. Kent Howze, Martin Breuer and Steve Bullard. Wayne Jackson will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Louise was born May 21, 1925 in Coolidge to Arthur Richard and Hattie Bell East. She was a Laundry Supervisor for the Mexia State School, retiring after 16 years of services.

Wed
26
Oct

Johnny Brady

Johnny Brady, 79, formerly of Mexia, passed away at his home in Palacios on October 25, 2016. Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Johnny was born in San Antonio on Oct. 23, 1937 to Harlan Edward and Willie Lane Brady. He was a longtime resident of Mexia. He owned and operated the Lone Star Beer Distributorship in Mexia for a number of years. Later in life, Johnny bought a shrimp boat and opened a bait business in Palacios.

Johnny was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Palacios. 

Wed
19
Oct

Margaret (Peg) Kennett Mayfield

Margaret (Peg) Kennett Mayfield passed away peacefully, October 18, 2016, at her home in Mexia. Peg was born Jan. 4, 1922 in Roanoke, Va. Her parents were Charles William Kennett and Nina Loyd Kennett. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Virginia.

She graduated from college and taught school for one year. She then went to Washington D.C. and worked for the FBI during World War II, where she met her husband, R. Wendell Mayfield, who was stationed there in the OSS (Office of Strategic Services, precursor to the CIA) section of the United States Navy before being deployed to Europe.

Upon Wendell’s return to the United States, he and Margaret were married at Arlington Heights Methodist Church in Arlington, Va. They then went to live in Chicago, Ill., where their son, Paul, was born.

Wed
19
Oct

Clifton Doyle Carroll

Clifton Doyle Carroll, of Wortham, passed away in Mexia on October 17, 2016, at the age of 90. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Wortham Cemetery with Bro. Jared Rogers officiating.

Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Clifton was born in Wortham on April 7, 1926 to Wilmer and Nellie Michaels Carroll. He was a lifelong resident of the Wortham area. He was a carpenter, farmer and rancher. Clifton was country at heart and enjoyed doing almost anything outdoors. He loved his farm, raising cows, gardening, fishing and hunting. He was well known for his expertise in growing okra; HEB even offered to buy his okra.    

Although Clifton had no children of his own, he loved children and enjoyed having them around. He was very friendly, outgoing and enjoyed every opportunity to visit with family and friends. He was an honest man and a hard worker and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

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