Connie Sue Watters

Connie Sue Watters, 59 years young, of Mexia joined the Lord on Oct. 4, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Visitation for Connie will be held at Corley-Porter Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 6 in Mexia, from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. , Saturday, Oct. 7 at Corley-Porter Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield of First Baptist Church in Mexia officiating. Burial will be at the Wortham Cemetery in Wortham.


Helen Adella Stonecipher

Funeral services for Helen Adella Stonecipher, 81, of Point Enterprise will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel. Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Helen was born Dec. 22, 1935 in Millbank, South Dakota to Worth B. and Mable A. Reed Crandall. She was a beautician for over 35 years, a job she not only enjoyed, but an opportunity to make many friends. She also owned her own shop, Helen’s Beauty Shop, for many years, prior to retirement.


Glynn Erwin Beene

Glynn Erwin Beene, of Ferris, born on June 18, 1929 in Mexia lost his long battle with a rare form of cancer on Friday Sept. 29, 2017.
Glynn passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his four children.
He is survived by Doyle Beene, brother, Louise Jones, sister, daughter Glynda and husband Johnny Martin, daughter Monica and husband Richard Ball, daughter Melinda and husband Curtis Mitchell, son Eric and wife Angie, four grandkids, Jahnna, Mark, Jennifer and Madison, and three great grandkids, Jace, Kylie and Whitney and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
He was a loving father, brother, uncle and grandfather and will be missed dearly.
Funeral services will be held on at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 2 at Corley-Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia with the Reverend Bill Wright, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Point Enterprise Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday morning 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.


Ada Burleson Conner

The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Ada Burleson Conner on Sept. 20, 2017 in the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Carrollton among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing will begin Friday, Sept. 29 from 1-7 p.m. in the Chapel of Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street in Teague.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at 12 noon in the Mexia Civic Auditorium, 101 South McKinney Street, Mexia. Viewing will be held Saturday at the auditorium from 11 a.m. until the services begin at noon with the Reverend Louis Carr, Jr. officiating and Dr. E. A. Benson, eulogist. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery, LCR 474, Mexia.
Conner was born Feb. 18, 1934 in Mexia. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1951 and went on to attend Bishop College and Texas Southern. She married Warren Conner in 1956 (who preceded her in death). Ada was also preceded in death by her son, Ricky A. Burleson and her parents, Louis and Alma Burleson.


Harold Ray Sewell

Former Mexia resident, Harold Ray Sewell, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 in Bremerton, Wash.
He was born in Mexia on July 11, 1932 and is preceded in death by his wife Joan, his parents Robert B. and Ruby L. Sewell, brother Robert B. Sewell, Jr and sister Jeanette Garrett.
Sewell is survived by his brother Wallace Glenn Sewell of Coppell, two sons, Lindsey Sewell of Poulsbo, Wash., Steve Sewell of Beaver, Ore. and four grandchildren, Tristan, Lauren, Jennifer and Tyler.
Ray was a graduate of Mexia High School and was the editor of the yearbook his senior year. During his high school years he learned to operate the linotype machine at the Mexia Daily News. His linotype skills helped his earn his way through Baylor University and was useful in securing additional linotype work for a number of years. He attended the University of Innsbruck in Austria by earning a Fulbright Grant.


Fredrick S. Brown Jr.

Fredrick S. Brown Jr., long time businessman owner of Brown Oil & Gas Co., went to be with the Lord, with his wife by his side, Sept. 14, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center at the age of 78.
Fred was born Feb. 1, 1939 in Corsicana to Fred S Brown, Sr. and Thelma Brown. Brown attended school in Mexia and was a graduate of Allen Military Academy in Bryan. He graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and received his J.D. from The University of Texas Law School, class of 1964. He was a 50 year member of State Bar of Texas.
Brown founded the Brown Oil & Gas Co. in 1963 and over the next 10 years was successful in accomplishing his goal of re-acquiring all of the wells and production previously held by his grandfather. Fred pursued many interest. He was a “Wildcatter,” published author, pilot, world traveler, paramedic and photographer.


Ruzy Hall

The Angelic Hosts came for Minister Ruzy Hall, 89 years old, on Sept. 17, 2017 at his residence in Mexia among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 22 from 1-7 p.m. in Moore’s Angelic Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 500 East Carthage Street, Mexia with the Reverend Gregory Horn officiating and Superintendent Don Manning, Eulogist. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, West State Hwy 84, Mexia. Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague is serving the Hall Family. 


Love Masters McMillan

Love Masters McMillan, 96, of San Antonio, formerly of Mart, passed away on Aug. 26, 2017 at the Arden Park Assisted Living Home in San Antonio.
Love was born on Aug. 19, 1921, in Frosa, in Limestone County to Chester and Delila (McKenzie) Masters. She was their youngest daughter and last surviving child. Love was the granddaughter of John Henry and Josephine (Martin) McKenzie, pioneer settlers of the Ben Hur Community, and Mason H. and Mattie (Harveston) Masters, pioneer settlers of the Davis Prairie Community.
Love lived through the Great Depression, during which she worked on the family farm to help feed family, friends, and hungry strangers who passed by the family home looking for work.  


Peter George Jokola

Peter George Jokola passed away, Sept. 14, 2017 at his home in Mexia at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Mexia VFW.
Peter was born Aug. 14, 1943 in Westmoreland County, Pa. to Peter and Helen Krivokucha Jokola. He was a professional musician, rancher, worked for a petroleum company for several years and owned a sandblasting company prior to retirement.
Peter’s love for music and singing began at a very young age, and eventually lead to a career.  He made numerous records and traveled all over the world singing; he could sing in 20 different languages. During this time, like most young artist, he sowed a few wild oats prior to settling down.  While living in California, he met a man from the Mexia area that wanted to sell his ranch in Honest Ridge. Peter bought it sight unseen as he was ready for a change in his life. 


Terry Lee Toole

Terry Lee Toole, 60 of Mexia, was called home by his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, embraced by loving family and friends. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 at First United Methodist Church, 420 Walnut St., Teague. Cremation are in the care of The Neptune Society, Fort Worth.
Terry was born in Houston to Joe Hampton Toole and Kay Hunter Toole on Jan. 3, 1957. He graduated from Caprock High School, Amarillo. After continuing his education in journeyman classes he spent most of his adult life working for utility companies, working his way up to high voltage Lead Lineman. Terry was dedicated to his job and really enjoyed it. After retiring he started a cow, calf operation.
Terry loved serving the Lord and in the Lions Club and volunteering when friends, neighbors or even strangers who needed help.


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