Obituaries

Wed
07
Jun

Evelyn Tackitt

Evelyn Tackitt, 97, of Wortham passed away June 5, 2017 at the Teague Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 8 at the First Baptist Church Wortham with Steve Watson officiating. Interment will follow the services at Wortham Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m. at Corley-Porter Chapel in Wortham.
Evelyn was born April 5, 1920 in Currie to Mark Clifton and Willie McCullough Woodruff. She was retired from food service at Mexia State School. Following her retirement she continued helping others in any way that she could. She was a faithfull member of First Baptist Church Wortham and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Mon
05
Jun

Sarah Louise Morton

The Angelic Hosts came for Sarah Louise Morton on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at her residence in Fairfield among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Friday, May 26 from 6-8 p.m. in the Moore’s Angelic Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 27 at 12 noon in the First United Methodist Church, 201 S,. Mount Street, Fairrfield with the Reverend Conrell Lockett officiating and Elder Anthony Taylor, Sr., Eulogist. Interment was in the Sholoh Cemetery, 1410 FM 489 East, Oakwood.
Sarah was the eighth child of Frank and Alice Morton and was born in Fairfield.  She grew up in Wilson Chapel Community and attended Butler Schools from 1968 until integration in 1971 where she then graduated Fairfield High School in 1981. 

Fri
02
Jun

Jerry Timothy Hudson

Jerry Timothy Hudson was born in Mexia on May 29, 1970. At the age 46 he lost his life on May 15, 2017 at 1 a.m. in Oklahoma City, Okla.
He leaves behind his son, Caleb Jeremy Hudson of Mexia; wife Trinka Sorenson of Mexia; Debbie West of Oklahoma; sister Debra Hudson Clawson of Mexia; brother Paul Hudson of Mexia; brother-in-law Larry Weatherford of Waco; nieces: Bekki (Boo-boo) Clawson of Mexia, Selena Lopez of Groesbeck, Hannah Hudson of Mexia; nephews: Charles (Chucky) Clawson Jr. of Groesbeck, David Hudson of Mexia, Matthew Hudson of Mexia; aunts: Peggy and Charles Wilson of Manor, Peggy and Ira Massengil of Gatesville; uncle Thomas and Dorothy Hudson of Gatesville; and many cousins.
Tim was proceded in death by beloved grandparents Alvis Dean Sikes, Sylvia Hanna Sikes of Mexia; mother Nelda Jo Sikes Hudson of Mexia; father Jerry Hudson of Groesbeck; sister JoDanna (Jodee) Hudson of Mexia; and nephew Jeremy Glen Weatherford of Mexia.

Wed
31
May

Betty Elizabeth Dabney

Betty Elizabeth Dabney, 72, ascended into heaven on May 29, 2017 from St. Catherine’s Hospice in Waco with her daughter, Tammy Swift, by her side. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, June 2 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel. Interment will follow in the LaSalle Cemetery with William Thomas Dabney, III, Benny Ray Murphy, Sean Ridge, Jory Wayne Walpole, James Zebley and Kerry Ward serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Betty was born Feb. 11, 1945 in Midway to Amos Jackson Caldwell and Ida Mae West. Betty shared a large family of numerous brothers and sisters, which whom some now rest with her. She was also preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband, William Thomas Dabney, Sr.

Wed
31
May

Joaquin Sandoval

Joaquin Sandoval, 53, of Mexia passed away May 28, 2017 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 2 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Mexia with Father Justin Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mexia Cemetery. Visitation will be held on from 6-7 p.m., Thursday at Corley-Porter Funeral Home with a Rosary to begin at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Joaquin was born Aug. 16, 1963 in Mexico to Marcelino Sandoval and Ma. Cenaida Martinez. He is survived by his wife, Basiliki J. Vazquez; daughter, Dulce Sandoval; grand baby, Gustavo Angel Feregrino; son-in-law, Gustavo Feregrino; family by heart, Chrisi Porter and Sharon and Buddy Copeland; brothers, Javier Sandoval, Jose Luis Sandoval and Moises Sandoval; sisters, Maria Jesus Sandoval and Bertha Sandoval and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wed
31
May

Marie Petery Henderson

Marie Petery Henderson passed away May 27, 2017 in Mexia, Texas at the age of 84.  Graveside services will be 2 PM, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in the Mexia Cemetery with Deacon Dwight Mahoney officiating.  A memorial service celebrating Marie’s life will be held later in the summer when her daughter, Linda, can be present. Linda has just returned to Germany after attending the service of her dad, Gerald Henderson.
Marie was born September 25, 1932 in Flushing, New York to William and Mary Petery.  Marie graduated from Flushing High School, Class of 1950.  She married her loving husband, Gerald Henderson, on March 13, 1955 in New York, a few days after he was discharged from the Navy.  They later moved to Dallas and returned to Gerald’s hometown of Mexia, after he retired.

Wed
31
May

Tommy A. Guy

Tommy A. Guy, 87, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 3 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in fairfield with Chet Foster officiating. Tommy was born March 23, 1930 in Ponca City, Okla. He was a retired printer and from the Heart of Texas Group Homes. He was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness in fairfield.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Tommy III, two brothers and one sister.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Ida; three children Mary Jo of Mexia, Michael of Teague, and Carol Ann and husband Kerry of Teague; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grand children; and 3 great, great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Providence Hospice in Mexia and Wortham Cemetery Assn. in Wortham.

Tue
30
May

Audrey Berdine Kennedy

Audrey Berdine Kennedy, 88, of Mexia passed away May 25, 2017 in Groesbeck. Funeral services was at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 28 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment followed in the Mexia Cemetery with Chris Kennedy, Jody Kennedy, Jack Richardson, Zack Richardson, Landen Frazier and Bryce Rand serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was with the family from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Audrey was born Oct. 25, 1928 in Independence to Willie and Millie Pohlmeyer Schroeder. She married her loving husband, Vernon Kennedy, on Jan. 12, 1946 and they were blessed with three children, Jerry, Kenneth and Frances. She lived in the Mexia area for 70 years, most of those years were in Forest Glade. Audrey was strong willed and a hard worker. She worked for the Mexia Textile Mill and retired from the Mexia State School.

Tue
30
May

Audrey Berdine Kennedy

Audrey Berdine Kennedy, 88, of Mexia passed away May 25, 2017 in Groesbeck. Funeral services was at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 28 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment followed in the Mexia Cemetery with Chris Kennedy, Jody Kennedy, Jack Richardson, Zack Richardson, Landen Frazier and Bryce Rand serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was with the family from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Audrey was born Oct. 25, 1928 in Independence to Willie and Millie Pohlmeyer Schroeder. She married her loving husband, Vernon Kennedy, on Jan. 12, 1946 and they were blessed with three children, Jerry, Kenneth and Frances. She lived in the Mexia area for 70 years, most of those years were in Forest Glade. Audrey was strong willed and a hard worker. She worked for the Mexia Textile Mill and retired from the Mexia State School.

Fri
26
May

Altus Carter, Sr.

The angelic hosts came for Altus Carter, Sr. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the Temple V.A. Hospital among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing was held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 26 in the Moore’s Angelic Furneral Chapel. Funeral service wwill be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 27 in the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, 311 N. Baker Street, Mexia with the pastor, Rev. Byron Ravnell officiating, and Rev. Kevin VanHook as Eulogist. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, 1618 W. Hwy 84, Mexia.

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