Obituaries

Fri
08
Dec

Marjorie Easterling Jones

Marjorie Easterling Jones, 94, of Groesbeck, passed away Dec. 5, 2017 in Waco. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Reverend Paul Heuermann.  Interment will follow in the Lost Prairie Cemetery.  Grandsons, Chester Jones, Doug Jones, Craig Miller, Shanon Miller, Kevin Jones, Jacob Jones, Jason Rhodes and Kenneth Rhodes will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Marjorie was born Oct. 8, 1923 in Personville to Willie J. and Bertha Lee Baker Easterling, the oldest of six children.  She has been a resident of the Limestone County area most of her life.  She was a graduate of Fair Oaks High School.

Wed
06
Dec

Shree Evette Medlock

Shree Evette Medlock passed from this life on Dec. 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec 7 at Northcrest Church of Christ in Mexia. Services and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral home of Mexia.
Medlock was born to Howard Lee Medlock and Mary Alice Medlock on May 8, 1968.   
She was baptized Oct. 14, 1979. She graduated from Mexia High School May 1986.
Shree married Alford Lee Carter. This union produced three children; daughter, Arlecia Medlock and two sons, Frederic Le’Anthony Carter and Alford Lee Carter III “Tre”.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Vearlean Medlock, Stewart Freeman (wife) and Janie Mae Dunn (Collie); sister, Stephanie Renee’ Medlock and son, Frederic La’Anthony Carter.

Wed
06
Dec

Madison “Maddie” Kristyon Brooks

Madison “Maddie” Kristyon Brooks passed away on Nov. 22, 2017. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Dec 2 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Hubbard.
She was born on Oct. 1, 2015 to Mariah Mathis and Stephon Williams in Houston at Memorial Herman Hospital.
She was vibrant, energetic and outgoing who loved to sing and dance and play.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Barbara Ann Johnson.
She leaves her parents, Mariah Mathis and Stephon Williams; one sister, McKenzie Brooks; two grandmothers, LaToya Johnson and Stephanie Dorsey; two grandfathers, Kenya Mathis and Christopher Williams; great great grandmother, Minnie Thompson; great grandfather, Dan Johnson; six aunts, Mercedes Mathis, Shamari Johnson, O’Nia Mathis, Jaida Mathis, Takiya Mathis and Semeryon Cartlidge; six uncles, KeAndre Mathis, Kenyon Mathis, Kenya Mathis, Jr., Kenya Mathis III, Kevin Armstrong, Isiah Davis. A host of great aunts, uncles and cousins.

Wed
06
Dec

William Ray (Bill) Day

William Ray (Bill) Day passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in the presence of his loving family, at the Prestonwood Nursing & Rehab Center in Plano.
Funeral services for Day were held at 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4 at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Bro. Perry Kilgore officiated. Interment followed the services at Dew Cemetery.
Day was born in the Turlington community of Freestone County on Aug. 14, 1931, to William Roy and Juanita Kilgore Day. He graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1949, and served in the U. S. Army. He married Betty on Oct. 23, 1950, and shared almost sixty three years together before her death in 2013.

Wed
06
Dec

Roger Martin Thiele

Roger Martin Thiele, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 4, 2017 in Groesbeck at the age of 88. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7 in the Tehuacana Cemetery with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Roger was born Sept. 13, 1929 in Boerne to Levi Charles and Cleora Parilee Thiele, the youngest of five children. On Feb. 18, 1949, he married his loving wife, Sue Crisp and they were blessed with three daughters, Jackie, Karen and Lisa. He was very proud of his family and nothing was more meaningful, to him, than spending time with his family; they were first and foremost in his life. 
Roger’s favorite pastime activities were hunting, fishing, taking his family on boating trips and playing cards. He was a member of the Big Spring Masonic Lodge #1340, a 50-year member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Waco and member of Karem Shrine in Waco.

Mon
04
Dec

Catherine Ann (Allen) Beldin

Catherine Ann (Allen) Beldin, 66 of Wortham passed away Dec. 2, 2017 at her home in Wortham. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Corley-Porter Chapel in Wortham with the Reverend Ronnie Dabney officiating. Interment will be in Wortham Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be Tuesday evening 6 – 8 p.m. at Corley-Porter Chapel in Wortham.
Catherine was born April 2, 1951 in Teague to Doyle Emmitt and Opal Sallas Allen.
She is survived by her husband, Jackie Beldin of Wortham; daughters, Rebecca Beldin Hall and husband Michael of Conroe; Jennifer Beldin Woodall and husband Cody of Wortham; grandkids, Mikey Hall, Emily Hall, Colby Woodall, Austin Woodall and Sara Woodall; sister, Diane Campbell of Teague and brothers, David Allen of Streetman, Kenneth Allen and Glenn Allen both of Teague.

Mon
04
Dec

John Joe (Johnny) Nichols

John Joe (Johnny) Nichols, formerly of Lake Mexia, passed away on Dec. 2, 2017 at Groesbeck Long-term Care facility with his family around him. According to Johnny’s wishes, a graveside service was held in the Mexia Cemetery at 2:30 in the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 3. Chaplain Jon Honea officiated.

Fri
01
Dec

Loda Bell Crutchfield

Loda Bell Crutchfield passed away Nov. 29, 2017, in Mexia, at the age of 95. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Mexia Cemetery with the Reverend Jenn Pick officiating. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service from 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Crutchfield was born March 27, 1922 in Mexia to Marion and Honor Bell Ballard McFall. She worked as a PBX Operator for 20 years. She married her lifelong partner, John Ross Crutchfield in Corsicana in 1941. They made their home Dallas, for several years, prior to moving to Mexia in 1969. She also kept books for J.R.’s trucking business. Crutchfield enjoyed cooking and attending church; she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mexia.    

Wed
29
Nov

Jason Bernard Ratcliff

Jason Bernard Ratcliff went to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2017 in Lancaster.
Ratcliff was born on Feb. 23, 1974 at Mexia General Hospital in Mexia. He was the youngest born to Alzo and Frankie Ratcliff. He was a student of Mexia High School until 1992, but received his GED before graduation day. He continued his education at Navarro College in Corsicana and the Art Institute of Houston.

Wed
29
Nov

Charlotte Sally Mae Yeager

Charlotte Sally Mae Yeager went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 4:18 a.m. Yeager was born on Nov. 8, 1979.
She is survived by her son, Lane Vaughn of New Waverley; daughter, Raven Yeager of Mexia; her loving mother, Susan Kerr of Willis; sisters: Chasidee Beene of Mexia, Frances (Eric) Macha of Spring, and Candace (Victor) Lopez of Willis. Nieces and nephews, Chelsea Macha, Colton Macha, Makayla and Kaden Lopez.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Nov. 19 at Pearly Gates Funeral Chapel in Mexia. Service and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral Home of Mexia.

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