Obituaries

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.

Wed
14
Dec

Eddie Lee (Youngblood) Denton Cooper

Mrs. Eddie Lee (Youngblood) Denton Cooper passed from this life on Dec. 8, 2016, in Houston, still inspiring others at the phenomenal age of 94.

She passed with peaceful anticipation of receiving the rewards of heaven God promises to faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Her home-going celebration will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 405 S. Belknap, Mexia, with her pastor, the Reverend Robert Campbell officiating. Viewing and family visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 16 from 4–6:30 p.m., with an additional viewing one hour before the service, both at St. Luke.

She was born, with mid-wife assistance, on the family farm near Coolidge. She graduated from Woodland High School as class valedictorian, and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Samuel Huston College, and a MA in Education degree from Prairie View A&M University. 

Tue
13
Dec

Mary Jane Northcutt

Mary Jane Northcutt, 60, passed away Dec. 9, 2016 at her home in Prairie Hill. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11 at Prairie Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Sain and Chaplain Karen Hulsey officiating. Interment was in the Prairie Hill Cemetery. Aaron Spencer, Arturo Olivarez, Brandon Lee, Butch Wendt, Shade McCord and Kevin Smith served as pallbearers.

Mary Jane was born Sept. 18, 1956 in Lamesa to Norman D. and Angelita Rodriguez Rockey. She retired from the Mexia State Supported Living Center after 32 years of service as a Dorm Charge. Mary Jane enjoyed her job and considered everyone she worked with, or cared for, as part of her extended family.

Wed
07
Dec

Louise Beene Cundieff

Louise Beene Cundieff, 92, of Cayuga entered her heavenly eternal home on Dec. 6, 2016 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens after a short illness. 

Louise was born June 26, 1924 to Guy Houston and Nettie Wills Beene of Mexia. She was the eighth of nine children born to the Beene’s. She had a wonderful childhood growing up with her siblings, Wendell, Ray, Rex, Clifton, Frances, G.H. (Bud), Ruth, and Hazel. They grew up on the family farm doing all the chores and pulling all the shenanigans children do. She and Ruth often told of their older brother, Bud, taking the criers out of their baby dolls and otherwise terrorizing them as brothers are apt to do.

Wed
07
Dec

Kade Alexander Staton

Kade Alexander Staton, three month old son of Meagan Young of Farrar and Cody Staton of Wortham, passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  Kade and his twin brother Kayson were born Aug. 12, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Kade was just old enough to be smiling and laughing, and he could light up a room with his smile.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at 12 noon, with visitation prior to the service, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Shane Norcross will conduct the service and burial will follow in the Union Cemetery (FM 489, Freestone County.)

Pallbearers will be Stephen Young, Shawn Staton, Chris Norcross, and Cody Cotton. Honorary pallbearers will be Harly Staton and Wyatt Staton.

Wed
07
Dec

Ronnie Lynn Pointer

Ronnie Lynn Pointer, 56, of Mexia passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at St. Catherine’s Providence Hospice in Waco. 

Ronnie was born April 16, 1960 in Bryan to Joyce and Dale Pointer. He was a painter by profession, loved to play pool, dance and listen to Tejano music, and a Dallas Football fan.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Pointer of Mexia; mother, Joyce Pointer of Longview, two daughters; Stephanie and husband, Robert Taylor of Palestine and Brandi Castillo of Bryan, three brothers Darrell, Dale Jr. and wife Eva Pointer, Charley and wife Pam Pointer and one sister Jimmie and husband Michael Hankins; grandchildren; Eric Pointer, Jarred and Marissa Hidrogo; two great grandchildren Aaliyah and Jakavien Pointer and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his father Dale Pointer.

A private family memorial will be held in Gilmer.

Mon
05
Dec

Ima Lucille Rosson Burroughs

Ima Lucille Rosson Burroughs, 95, of Weatherford, and formally of Mexia, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton, with the Reverend Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wed. Dec, 7 at Blair Stubbs from 5-7 p.m.

Ima was born Aug. 26, 1921 in Mexia to W. C. and Eather Neisler Rosson. Ima lived all of her life in Mexia, until moving to Weatherford with her husband, Tad, in 2011 to be near their daughter, Emily Prowell. She was a retired telephone operator with Southwestern Bell for 30 years.

Mon
05
Dec

Jameia Lorraine Bowers,

Jameia Lorraine Bowers, 62, passed away Dec. 2, 2016 at her home in Waco. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Mr. Jimmy Tucker officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Glade Cemetery. Charlie Bowers, Dustin Lane, Kelly Jernigan, Misty Jernigan, James Bowers, Chuck Bowers, Mike Bowers and Hunter Pace will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Jameia was born Dec. 12, 1953 in Houston to James Edward and Myrtle F. Johnson Foreman. She was a MHMR Group Home Supervisor for a number of years.

Mon
05
Dec

Dr. Yenni Lillia Michel

Dr. Yenni Lillia Michel, D.O., passed away very unexpectedly at her home near Mexia on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at age 51.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 3 in the All Faith Chapel located at the Mexia State Supported Living Center (515 Chapel Drive) in Mexia. Visitation and viewing began at 1 p.m. before the services at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Chaplain Karen Hulsey officiated.

Dr. Michel’s wishes for cremation will be carried out following the funeral services, including her wishes for her remains to be carried to Lake Travis at Austin, where she had enjoyed boating and other water activities during vacations all her life.

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