Obituaries

Wed
09
Aug

Louie Leldon Masters

Louie Leldon Masters passed away Aug. 7, 2017 at his home in Mexia at the age of 83. Graveside services were held at 11a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9 in the Mexia Cemetery with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating.
Louie was born Nov. 14, 1933 in Mexia to Algie Edell and Velma Cox Masters. He retired from Dick Scott Ford, after 35 years of service. Then he worked for 10 more years at Blackmon’s Used Cars before officially retiring.
Louie married his loving wife of 61 years, Ruby Lively, on June 16, 1956. Their family consisted of four boys, who he enjoyed spending endless hours with on the baseball field and golf course. Louie was active in whatever they were involved in, a dad they could count on for support; he was their best friend. He had the opportunity to begin this journey over as he became the proud grandfather of a grandson, Cole, the light of his life.

Mon
07
Aug

Roy Dean Tyner

Roy Dean Tyner , 69, of Wortham passed way at his residence on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.
He was born in Mexia on Feb. 28, 1948 to Gordon and Corene Turner Tyner. He lived the majority of his life in the Mexia area- graduating from Mexia High School in 1966. After high school he joined the army and spent two years at Fort Ord in Califorinia. He went on to college at Navarro and Baylor University earning his degree in Dentistry. He opened his dental practice in Mexia in 1976, working there until moving to Pflugerville in 1982. He opened his practice there until he had a heart attack in 1995 which left him unable to practice dentistry. Over his 20 year career of being a dentist he helped countless patients feel at ease with their dental work with his gentle touch and kind words. He went in at all hours of the night and on weekends and did numerous procedures for people who could not afford to pay him- all for the love of his work and dedication to his patients.

Mon
07
Aug

Paul Alexander Russell

Paul Alexander Russell, longtime resident and former business owner of Mexia, passed away Aug. 4, 2017 in Dallas at the age of 89. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7 at Northcrest Church of Christ with Mr. Robin Wright officiating. Interment was in the Point Enterprise Cemetery with Graveside Masonic Rites. Grandsons, Andy Russell, Chris Russell, Justin Huggins, Cole Huggins, Whalen Garza and Garrett Uptmore served as pallbearers.
Paul was born June 10, 1928 in Groesbeck to Elmer O. and Ether Williams Russell. He was a graduate of Mexia High School, Class of 1947 and of Westminister College in Tehuacana. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Mexia Radio & TV Shop for many years and retired from the Mexia State Supported Living Center Maintenance Department after over 20 years of service, at the age of 85.   

Wed
02
Aug

J D Lamb

J D Lamb, 89, of Mexia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday July 31, 2017.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 3 at Rock Creek Church, 12640 Rock Creek Rd. in Waco. Pastor Mark Griffin will be officiating. Burial will follow at Tehuacana Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.
J D was born Nov. 13, 1927 in Streetman to Everett Edward and Anna Laura Lamb. In January 1963 he married his wife of 46 years, Ouida Jonell (Calame) Lamb. Together they raised their two sons and one daughter.

Wed
02
Aug

Peggy Jane Anderson

Peggy Jane Anderson of Coolidge peacefully entered the rest of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father Andrew Jackson Walker and mother Margie Howard, her brother Jimmy Dean Walker and her sister Linda Sue Krause, her nephew Ernest Walker and her step father LeeRoy Howard.
Peggy is survived by her devoted and loving husband Roger Anderson of Coolidge; her aunts Martha Beldin of Mexia and Dorothy Davis of Grand Prairie; her nephews Tim Krause and wife Nancy of Groesbeck and Howard Krause and wife Glenda of Coolidge. She was blessed with the company of two generations of nieces and nephews.
Peggy spent the last nine years at Groesbeck LTC and she split her time at her home in Coolidge. She was born and raised in Dallas County, but moved to Mexia to take care of her grandfather in 1979. She always loved taking care of others, especially her family and children.

Wed
02
Aug

Peggy Jane Anderson

Peggy Jane Anderson of Coolidge peacefully entered the rest of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father Andrew Jackson Walker and mother Margie Howard, her brother Jimmy Dean Walker and her sister Linda Sue Krause, her nephew Ernest Walker and her step father LeeRoy Howard.
Peggy is survived by her devoted and loving husband Roger Anderson of Coolidge; her aunts Martha Beldin of Mexia and Dorothy Davis of Grand Prairie; her nephews Tim Krause and wife Nancy of Groesbeck and Howard Krause and wife Glenda of Coolidge. She was blessed with the company of two generations of nieces and nephews.
Peggy spent the last nine years at Groesbeck LTC and she split her time at her home in Coolidge. She was born and raised in Dallas County, but moved to Mexia to take care of her grandfather in 1979. She always loved taking care of others, especially her family and children.

Mon
31
Jul

Jack Yeldell

Jack Yeldell, 89, passed away on July 30, 2017 in Mexia.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2 at First Baptist Church with the Reverend Ed Spivey and Rev. Greg Barmer officiating. Interment will be in the Mexia Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Jack was born Sept. 1, 1927 in Freestone County to George Aclark and Lucy A. Calame Yeldell. He worked for Diamond Alkali, forerunner of Diamond Shamrock for 16 years, prior to retiring from the US Postal Service after 22 years as a mail carrier. Jack was also a rancher, something he really enjoyed. He was no stranger to work and believed in doing any job to the best of his ability; good work ethic was important to him.

Fri
28
Jul

Patricia June Roberts Smith

Funeral services for Patricia June Roberts Smith will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Teague. Bro. James Walker will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Wilson Chapel Cemetery near Donie.
Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Macon Thornton, Connor Craddock, Keegan Craddock; grandson-in-law, Pete Schouten; and nephews, Brian Roberts and Richard Farris, Jr. Honorary pallbearers include Dennis Roberts, Asa Davidson, and Gary Holt.
Visitation will be held on Friday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Wed
26
Jul

Marie Petery Henderson

Marie Petery Henderson passed away May 27, 2017 in Mexia, Texas at the age of 84. A memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, July 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Marie was born Sept. 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.
Marie loved being a “stay at home” wife and mother. Her family was her priority in life and her pride and joy; she and Gerald were blessed with two daughters, Donna and Linda. She was the grandmother of three precious and loving grandchildren, Megan, Evan and Conner. Marie’s love for children extended to the many other children that she baby sat in her home for numerous years. She was also a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Fri
21
Jul

Clarence Dale Wormsbaker

Clarence Dale Wormsbaker, 90, of Waco, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, July 21, at OakCrest Funeral Home, with the Reverend Greg Brumit officiating. Interment will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Wormsbaker was born on Sept. 16, 1926, to Clarence and Neva (Henderson) Wormsbaker in Clayton, New Mexico. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged. He married Doris Tate and they shared a storybook marriage. They had a beautiful family whom they adored. Doris and Clarence worked together to start Waco Discount Carpet, now known as Waco Carpet Co. which has passed on to two generations and is still thriving today.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Doris.

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