Obituaries

Wed
28
Dec

Hubert Michael “Mike” Thomas

Hubert Michael “Mike” Thomas was born to Hubert “H.O.” Thomas and Agrippa Easterling Thomas on Dec. 8, 1946 in Personville. Mike died at the Groesbeck LTC on Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

Mon
26
Dec

Larry James Eubanks

Larry James Eubanks was born July 3, 1951 in Mexia to James Harlin Eubanks and Alma Jean (Shamblin) Eubanks. He passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 22, 2016.

He grew up in the Heights and graduated from Reagan High School in 1969. He attended Texas A&M where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1973. He was a proud Aggie. He worked briefly for Arthur Anderson as an auditor before going to Jet Lube Inc., a division of Capital Southwest in 1974.  He became a CPA in 1979 and served as the Corporations President acting board member from 1995 until 2000 when he retired due to medical implications. In 2001, his brother Bill, gave Larry the gift of life by donating one of his kidneys which allowed him 15 more years.

Wed
21
Dec

Bonnie G. Hughes

Bonnie G. Hughes, former longtime resident and business owner, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 19, 2016 in Allen. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22 at First Baptist Church with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Keith Mack, Drew Cain, Ben Buschur, Tim Hughes, Ethan Hughes, John Posey, John Hughes and Greg Gann will serve as pallbearers.

Bonnie was born March 15, 1931 in Greensboro, North Carolina to Bascom and Ethel Melton. She married her one and only love, Herbert Carlton “Pete” Hughes on June 11, 1949 in South Carolina. They were blessed with three children, David Carlton, Trudy Ann and Jonathan Franklin. 

Wed
21
Dec

Lewis Randle

Lewis “Mr. Man”  “Big Lou” Randle- June 16, 1959 – Dec. 13, 2016

The Angelic Hosts came for Lewis Randle in the early morning of Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at the Mile Marker 188, of I-45 in Teague. Viewing will begin at the funeral home, Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. with a Vigil Service from 5-7 p.m. attended by the family.  funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 209 N. Sixth Ave., downtown in Teague. Officiating will be Elder Frederick Miles and Bro. Cleo Phillips. Interment will be in the Grove Island Cemetery, Teague.  

Mon
19
Dec

Richard “Buddy” Fogleman

Richard “Buddy” Fogleman, 87, faithfully completed his earthly journey and was joyfully welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Dec. 18, 2016, in Waco.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at First Baptist Church of Mexia, with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague.

Buddy and his twin sister, Rachel, were born Sept. 22, 1929, in Teague, the ninth and tenth children of Jim and Vela Jones Fogleman.

Mon
19
Dec

Sallie Joe Wiley

The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Sallie Joe Wiley on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 in the Parkland Health Systems in Dallas among loving family and devoted friends. 

Viewing was held at the Moore’s Angelic Chapel on Friday, Dec. 16 from 1-7 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m. 

Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church South Teague, 400 J. A. Brooks Drive, where her husband, Rev. C. J. Wiley is the pastor. Interment was in the Grove Island Cemetery Hwy 1365 in Teague. 

Mrs. Wiley was born Sept. 3, 1936 to the parentage of Minnie Lee Williams (S.M. Williams) and Henry Esters (Dorothy Esters) and attended school in the Teague Texas Independent School District. She once worked for Federal Judge Barbara Lynn until Mrs. Wiley’s health failed her.  

Fri
16
Dec

Jesse Lee Ross, Jr.

Jesse Lee Ross, Jr., beloved father, teacher, and mentor passed away on Dec. 14, 2016, at the age of 82. A Wake will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Dorsey Keatts Chapel. The Home Going ceremony will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19 at the Dorsey Keatts Chapel, with the Reverend Henry Chambers officiating. The Interment will follow at the Woodland Cemetery. 

Fri
16
Dec

Roger D. Lucas

Roger D. Lucas, 67, of Huntsville, passed away peacefully Dec. 13, 2016. He was born March 13, 1949 in Mexia, son of the late Louis and Lillian (Ward) Lucas.

Mr. Lucas graduated from Wortham High School, Class of 1967. Shortly after he joined the Navy and served during the Vietnam war on the USS Forrestal in communications.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting with his special friends, Randy Goolsby, from Wortham, and Matt Allen, from Grants, NM.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Christina (Chrissy) and Jeff Toups, and Kelly and Steven Savoie, and son Joshua and Elishia Lucas, grand children, Nicholas and Emily Toups; Braxton, Levi, and Emerson Savoie; Steven and Elijah Lucas. Surviving brothers are Bill Lucas (Marie) from Arizona, Thomas Lucas of Corsicana, Danny Lucas of Corsicana; sisters Margaret Swor (Ken) Huntsville, and Terri McGowen (Joe), Fairfield, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Fri
16
Dec

Billy Glen Holmes

Billy Glen Holmes of Groesbeck passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple at the age of 60.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Mexia with Jimmy Cotton and the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. The family is honoring Billy’s request to be cremated.

Urn bearers will be John Gilliam, Wade Wiley, Bobby DuBois, Atwell Goins, Sr., Atwell Goins, Jr., Clayton Goins, Lee Buford, Jackie Dillon, Billy Don York, Montey Cain, Kevin Painter, James Tennyson, Blair Carroll, Jesse Shaw, Mark Waddell, Chad Mizell, Ryan Campbell, Thomas Taylor, Steve Gilliam, and Kelly McReynolds.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Andrew J. Holmes (Sr) and Helen Holmes; maternal grandparents, Bill and Ella Mae Lummus; and his father, Andrew James Holmes, Sr.

Wed
14
Dec

Joanne Nussbaum Sikes

Joanne Nussbaum Sikes, age 81, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went home to meet her Lord and Savior on Dec. 13, 2016. She was born on March 2, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Julius Harold and Erna Rang Nussbaum.

Joanne grew up in Mexia. She graduated from Mexia High School in 1953. She attended North Texas University before eventually transferring to Sam Houston State University graduating with a BA in Business Administration in 1957. She married LN (Sonny) Sikes in Waco on Sept. 4, 1954 and they had two children, Sherri and Larry.

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