Obituaries

Fri
05
May

William Wayne Barber Jr

William Wayne Barber Jr., born 30 Nov. 1973, went to be with his God in Heaven at 7:09 on the third day of May, 2017.
Visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 12-2 p.m. at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church on Friday, May 5.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 5 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Mexia with Pastor Paul Moore officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6 in Bunton Cemetery in Dale just outside Lockhart. He will be buried with his maternal grandparents, George and Leona Dennison.

Wed
03
May

Loyd L. McDaniel Jr.

Loyd L. McDaniel Jr. was born on June 27, 1932 in Freestone County to the parentage of Loyd Lee McDaniel and Lorine Johnson McDaniel. He went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at Lakeshore Village Nursing Facility in Waco, with his wife by his side.
Loyd accepted Christ as his Lord and savior. He began working at an early age for A&P Grocery in Mexia. He later began a career as crane operator for Smith Building Co. in Waco. He held that position for 28 years and later went to work for Wales Industrial for 12 years where he retired in 1998. During his life Loyd was a master at his craft, he was the first black crane operator in Waco. His skills took him to different parts of the state of Texas to operate his crane.
In his spare time Loyd loved taking care of the horses and cows. Loyd married Lillian on Feb. 10, 1978 in Falls County. Their beloved union was filled with many memories. They were quite the team and devoted to each other.

Wed
03
May

Alfred Vaughn

The Angelic Host came for Alfred Vaughn on April 24, 2017 in the Parkview Regional Hospital Trauma Room, Mexia  among loving family and very devoted friends. 
Viewing and visitation will be held at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Chapel Friday, May 5 from 1–8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Downtown Teague, 209 N. 6th Stree. The Reverend Minit and Pastor John L. Delancey will officiate. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, 12 Mt. Zion Church Rd, Huntsville.
Alfred was born in Huntsville to the parentage of the late Horace and Mattie Willis Vaughn. He grew up in Huntsville and received his academic training in the Huntsville Public Schools and his parents provided for his Christian education at an early age. Vaughn did additional study in college.

Mon
01
May

Willie George Davis, Jr.

Willie George Davis, Jr. passed away April 26, 2017 at the age of 84 in the Providence Health Center in Waco.
Davis was a resident of Mexia. He was born Nov. 13, 1932 in Mexia.
Viewing will be from 12 noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 at MR. Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Business 45 in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 3 at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship with Bishop William Lewis officiating.
Burial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 3 at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas.

Fri
28
Apr

Wanda Lee (Kennedy) McDonald

Wanda Lee (Kennedy) McDonald passed away on April 27, 2017 in Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waco, following a stroke, at the age of 86.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, April 29 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Reverend Tracy Sims officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery with Billie Gene “Scooter” McDonald, Terry Lynn McDonald, Terry Don Shivers, Rick Sadler, Dan Collins and Bill Hughes serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be James Shivers, Grady Masters, Holloway Martin and Jerry Lee Kennedy.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Wanda Lee was born on Nov. 2, 1930 in Mexia to Johnie Monroe and Callie Slaughter Kennedy. She was a lifelong resident of the Shiloh, Mexia and Groesbeck area, having moved to Sweeny for only a brief time. Wanda was the youngest of six children and said, many times, that she wished every child could have as happy a childhood as she had.

Fri
28
Apr

Tracy Paul Perkins

Tracy Paul Perkins passed away on April 19, 2017.
He was born Aug. 7, 1959. He was the third child born to Archie Fay and LC Perkins, Sr. in Mexia.
He attended school in Mexia and graduated in 1978. He worked at the Mexia State School and later moved to Waco. He loved to be with his family and did like to fish also.
He was preceded in death by his  father and mother.
He leaves to cherish his memories, sister, Annie Pearl Perkins and Brother, LC Perkins, Jr.; Nephew, Desmond T. Perkins and Aunt Lavenia Schult of Fort Worth. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at Greater Haynes Memorial C.O.G.I.C of Mexia. Services and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral.

Fri
28
Apr

Ricky Don Lloyd “Slick”

Ricky Don Lloyd “Slick”, 59, a lifelong resident of Mexia was called home on April 26, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Waco after a long fought battle with cancer. Ricky was born on Dec. 1, 1957 in Mexia to James Monroe Lloyd, Sr. and Beatrice “Sug” Lloyd. Ricky’s passion in life was hunting, dancing and loving his grandkids.

Fri
28
Apr

Brenda “Sue” Foreman

Brenda “Sue” Foreman passed away April 22, 2017.
She was born Oct. 14, 1953 to Delma Ruth Wilson and Lee Author Bryant and raised by her aunt Doris Asberry.
At a early age Brenda attended school in Groesbeck and attended church in Doyle.
Brenda worked and retired from Mexia State School from 1998 until 2012.
Her hobbies were shopping and spending time with friends and family. She also loved collecting jewelry and decorating her home.
Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Lee Author Bryant and mother, Delma Ruth Wilson, brother, Winston Wilson.

Wed
26
Apr

Jacob Allen Padgett

Jacob Allen Padgett, of Mexia, passed away April 25, 2017 in Waco at the age of 37. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverend Jeff Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery with Clint Fisher, Jason Howell, Troy Darby, Juan Franco, Geoff Powers, David Langley and T. J. Hammond serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Jacob was born in Mexia on Oct. 21, 1979 to Tracy Van “Turk” and Terry Lynn Wilson Padgett. He graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1998. He was an estimator for General Dynamics.
Jacob enjoyed mudding on a buggy or a four wheeler, fishing, hunting, working on things and welding. He was a country boy at heart. He loved spending time with his family; he was a loving father, son, brother and uncle.

Wed
26
Apr

Hazel Jone Price

Hazel Jone Price passed away April 26, 2017 in Mexia at the age of 97.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, April 30 in the Blair Stubbs Chapel with Mr. Mike Clements officiating. Interment will follow in the Coolidge Cemetery with David Price, Timothy Driver, Shannon Driver, Wes McDonnel, Nathan Driver, Justin McDonnel, Kevin McDonnel and Zack Smith serving as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Hazel was born in Kickapoo, Limestone County on July 25, 1919 to Thomas V. and Mary Mae Boyd Guthrie. She has been a resident of Mexia for over 63 years. She was a retired restaurant manager.

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