Obituaries

Wed
20
Sep

Ruzy Hall

The Angelic Hosts came for Minister Ruzy Hall, 89 years old, on Sept. 17, 2017 at his residence in Mexia among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 22 from 1-7 p.m. in Moore’s Angelic Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 500 East Carthage Street, Mexia with the Reverend Gregory Horn officiating and Superintendent Don Manning, Eulogist. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, West State Hwy 84, Mexia. Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague is serving the Hall Family. 

Wed
20
Sep

Love Masters McMillan

Love Masters McMillan, 96, of San Antonio, formerly of Mart, passed away on Aug. 26, 2017 at the Arden Park Assisted Living Home in San Antonio.
Love was born on Aug. 19, 1921, in Frosa, in Limestone County to Chester and Delila (McKenzie) Masters. She was their youngest daughter and last surviving child. Love was the granddaughter of John Henry and Josephine (Martin) McKenzie, pioneer settlers of the Ben Hur Community, and Mason H. and Mattie (Harveston) Masters, pioneer settlers of the Davis Prairie Community.
Love lived through the Great Depression, during which she worked on the family farm to help feed family, friends, and hungry strangers who passed by the family home looking for work.  

Mon
18
Sep

Peter George Jokola

Peter George Jokola passed away, Sept. 14, 2017 at his home in Mexia at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Mexia VFW.
Peter was born Aug. 14, 1943 in Westmoreland County, Pa. to Peter and Helen Krivokucha Jokola. He was a professional musician, rancher, worked for a petroleum company for several years and owned a sandblasting company prior to retirement.
Peter’s love for music and singing began at a very young age, and eventually lead to a career.  He made numerous records and traveled all over the world singing; he could sing in 20 different languages. During this time, like most young artist, he sowed a few wild oats prior to settling down.  While living in California, he met a man from the Mexia area that wanted to sell his ranch in Honest Ridge. Peter bought it sight unseen as he was ready for a change in his life. 

Fri
15
Sep

Terry Lee Toole

Terry Lee Toole, 60 of Mexia, was called home by his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, embraced by loving family and friends. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 at First United Methodist Church, 420 Walnut St., Teague. Cremation are in the care of The Neptune Society, Fort Worth.
Terry was born in Houston to Joe Hampton Toole and Kay Hunter Toole on Jan. 3, 1957. He graduated from Caprock High School, Amarillo. After continuing his education in journeyman classes he spent most of his adult life working for utility companies, working his way up to high voltage Lead Lineman. Terry was dedicated to his job and really enjoyed it. After retiring he started a cow, calf operation.
Terry loved serving the Lord and in the Lions Club and volunteering when friends, neighbors or even strangers who needed help.

Fri
15
Sep

Nancy Juliette (Alewine) Bradley

Nancy Juliette (Alewine) Bradley passed away on Sept. 12, 2017 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in McKinney following a stroke, at the age of 87. Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 15 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverend Shane Norcross and Rev. Rick Gray officiating. Interment followed at the Shiloh Cemetery with Bill Groth, Tommy Vaughan, Bobby Jack Liles, Ray Erlinger, Jereme Joseph, and Richard Bundy serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Juliette was born on July 30, 1930 in Freestone. She worked at Safeway for many years in the Meat Department, and retired when the Mexia store closed. She later retired from the Heart of Texas/Blackland Community Group Homes in 1999.

Thu
14
Sep

Danny Lee Guthrie

Danny Lee Guthrie passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Whitney at the age of 72. A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Plummer Cemetery with Mr. James Hawkins officiating.
Danny was born April 26, 1945 in Mexia to Lester and Vera (Sterling) Guthrie. He was known for being a great father and a hardworking man.  His gentleness in nature and a compassion for people served him well as a truck driver for many years.
Danny also enjoyed motorcycles and spending time with family and close friends. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Among many of his accomplishments was serving as a heavy equipment mechanic and operator in Vietnam and also earning marksmanship badges with a sharpshooter rifle M-14 and expert rifle M-16.

Thu
14
Sep

Gerald Wayne Cobb

Gerald Wayne Cobb was born to Wayne Vernon Cobb and Sibyl Lee (Butler) Cobb in San Antonio on Sept. 9, 1943. He went to Waco schools and joined the Air Force at age 17.  His mother had to give her permission, by signing for him to join, as he was underage. He served as a medic from 1960 to 1965.
He married Georgia Leona Glidewell on Dec. 31, 1961. Their two daughters were born in Tacoma, Wash. while they were in the service. Once back in Texas, they, and their growing family, lived in several different cities from the Red River, to Houston and back to Central Texas. After retirement, Gerald and Georgia began raising their grandson, Tyler. He was and is their pride and joy.

Tue
12
Sep

Patricia “Pat” J. McGee

Patricia “Pat” J. McGee passed away, Sept. 8, 2017, in Waco at the age of 78. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Bro. Eddie Hayworth officiating. Interment was in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Pat was born June 27, 1939 in Dallas. She was a graduate of Teague High School and of UT Tyler, where she received a bachelor’s degree. Pat married her loving husband, Jerry McGee, on July 21, 1956 in Point Enterprise. She retired from the Mexia State School after many years of service as a computer tech.
Pat was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; family was a priority and everyone knew they could count on her when there was a need. She was a sweet, caring person who always looked out for others and put everyone else first. She was a faithful Christian and member of the Point Enterprise Baptist Church.
Pat also enjoyed traveling. Colorado was her favorite place to visit.

Tue
12
Sep

Bessie Fay Lively Wadle

Bessie Fay Lively Wadle, 80, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother died on Sept. 1, 2017 in Katy.
Bessie was born in Teague on Sept. 17, 1936 to James P. Lively and Lorandus (French) Lively.

Fri
08
Sep

Mary Lu Gibson Harju

Mary Lu Gibson Harju passed away Sept. 4, 2017 at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Florida. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9 in the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel with Mr. Richard Williams officiating.
Visitation with the family was from 5-6 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia.
Mary Lu was born Sept. 19, 1932 in Coolidge to Cyrus M. and Mary Esther Turner Gibson. She enjoyed being raised in Coolidge and always loved her family, friends and memories made there.
She is survived by her beloved husband of more than 62 years, Flip and children, Lori and Clark who will miss her dearly and treasured cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to sign the guest book or leave a message of condolence.

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