Chester Moody

The Angelic Hosts came for Chester Moody, a Fairfield resident, in the Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing will be held Friday, Aug. 25 at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home from 1-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. in the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 371 FM 1580, Fairfield, with Pastor Wendell Blair, True Vine Holiness Baptist Church, Dallas, officiating. Interment will be in the New Zion Cemetery.
Moody was born April 16, 1946 in Palestine to Clinton Moody, Sr. and Ella Mae Moody Lee. He was the third of four children and accepted Christ at an early age in the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Chester graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Teague with the Class of 1962. Chester and Ezra Turner were married and to this union two children were born: Chester Moody, Jr. and James Shelton Moody.


Lexus Evett “Lexi” Vine Koncaba

Lexus Evett “Lexi” Vine Koncaba was born on Aug. 5, 1997 in Mexia. She passed from this life, just 20 years after birth, due to an auto accident while on a trip with her sister, Brianna, her husband, Matt and his sister, Hannah (who also lost her life in the wreck).
Lexi had a varied path through life, belying the normal kid by being bright and bubbly and loving her vegetables, and, because she loved animals and tamed even wild cats, she was fondly known by family members as the ‘crazy cat lady’. She was involved in activities while in school, including cheerleading.
She met Matt at Haunted Hollow, where they were both working at the time, fell in love and married on May 21, 2016.  


Danny Frank Jackson

Danny Frank Jackson left his temporary, earthly home on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Bulverde where he has lived for the past four years.
Danny was born in Waco on Sept. 24, 1949, an only child, to Olva Spivey and James Houston Jackson. He is predeceased by his parents and is survived by his wife of forty-one years,Gayle, two children, Whitney Jackson of Austin, and Houston Jackson of Houston, as well as numerous cousins.
He was raised on a farm near Prairie Hill, was a member of the Prairie Hill Baptist Church and attended Coolidge High School where he was Salutatorian. In high school he was lead singer and keyboard player in a band, The Tradewinds, which played in and around Waco. He graduated from The University of Texas in 1972 with a degree in accounting. He obtained his CPA in 1976 and was a Life Member of the UT Ex-Students’ Association. 


David A. Blasingame

Major David A. Blasingame, USMCR, age 60, passed away in Fort Worth on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 in Biggers Funeral Chapel of Lake Worth; Interment: 1:15 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery; Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home.
A 1979 graduate of Texas Tech University, David later received his Masters Degree in Military Studies at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College of Quantico, Va. and completed his education with a Juris Doctor degree from the Baylor University Law School in Waco, 1996.
David retired from 23 years of service in the Marine Corps. He was stationed with the 3rd LAAD Battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif. a veteran of the 1990s Gulf Wars, and also a commanding officer of the weapons reserve station in Waco. He later served in Tirana, Albania and Accra, Ghana writing their military training manuals for each country’s fledgling military.


Robert Cerna

Roberto Fernando Cerna passed away Aug. 17, 2017, in Mexia. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. A family graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21, in the Waco Memorial Park.
Visitation with the family will be 4-5:30 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Robert was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Monterrey, Mexico. Robert was married to his loving wife, Elia, for 72 years, and they were blessed with a precious daughter, Belinda. His family was the light of his life. He and Elia’s world revolved around any and everything that pertained to Belinda.
Robert enjoyed a long career as an engineer, working primarily for numerous cotton gins. After retiring, he and Elia moved to Waco and then to Mexia, to be closer to Belinda. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling. Robert was a faithful Christian.


Edsel Maurice Henderson

Edsel Maurice Henderson, 91, of Mexia, passed away Aug. 15, 2017 in Waco. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Mexia Cemetery. Colby Cunningham, Tyler Cunningham, Jon Cunningham, Pat Orsak and Jeff Bronikowski will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be from 12-1:30 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Edsel was born Dec. 5, 1925 in Personville to Carlie and Nora Bessie Vest Henderson. Edsel married his loving wife and lifelong partner, Dorothy Mae Dossey on Feb. 26, 1944 in Mexia. One month later, he was in the US Army serving in WWII. After being discharged from the Army, he went to work for Phillips Petroleum as an operation supervisor, retiring after many years of service.


Norman Christopher Parks

Norman Christopher Parks traveled peacefully to his eternal home on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at the age of 47.  A Celebration of Life ceremony will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15 in the Teague High School Auditorium with the Reverend Tom Prentiss and Rev. Glenn McGuire officiating.
Visitation with the family will be 6-9 p.m., Monday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Chris was born July 28, 1970 to Jim and Marjorie Parks in Wichita Falls.  The Parks family moved a few years later to the Central Texas area and made Mexia their home.  Chris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Mexia Blackcat Class of l988 and Midwestern State University Class of 1996.
Chris married his loving wife of 22 years, Michelle Samford on May 27, 1995 and they welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Rebekah, in December 2000.


Harold Brewer

Reverend Harold Brewer passed away on July 25, 2017 and his service was held on July 29 at Lone Star Baptist Church of Groesbeck. His mother, Bobbie Conner of Mexia and the family of Harold Brewer would like to extend a sincere thanks of gratitude to those who were with them during this difficult and trying time. 
A friendly smile,
a casual touch,
these are things
that mean so much.
To know you are with us
in our time of sorrow,
sharing our prayers,
today and tomorrow. 
God gives us the comfort
in the form of good friends,
may His peace be with you,
His love never ends.


Jack Benjamin Higgins

Jack Benjamin Higgins passed away on Aug 13, 2017 at his home in Donie at the age of 86. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16 in the First Baptist Church in Donie with the Reverend Robert McDougal officiating. Ron Arnold, Logan Arnold, Ben Taylor, Billy Lauderdale, Zack Lauderdale and Carl W. Thompson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Turner, Ray Newsome and Roy DeFriend.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Jack was born April 18, 1931 in Limestone County to Burley Roy and Mary Elizabeth Douglas Higgins. He served his country as a member of the National Guard. He retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after completing 41 years in the track maintenance department.


Peggy Sue Springer

Peggy Sue Springer passed away on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at her home, at age 81.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Criswell Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Michalak, Jason Butler, Zack Meador, Hank Smith, Frank James, and Chad Raines.
Peggy was born Aug. 22, 1935 in Limestone County to Jimmy Bryant 
Patterson and Nettie Marie Simmons Patterson. She graduated from Marlin 
High School in 1954.
Peggy worked as a bookkeeper for many years for numerous hospitals and 
the Mexia water department. In her trade, she was meticulous in all her 
dealings. In fact she was known to never let things go.

Peggy married James (Jim) Michael Springer in 2009. Family was very 
important to Peggy and she loved sewing and cooking for them.


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