Obituaries

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12
Mar

Wilburn Lee Reddoch

Wilburn Lee Reddoch, 70, passed away March 9, 2018, at his home in Point Enterprise.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with John Reddoch and Stephen Davenport officiating.  Interment was in the Mexia Cemetery.  Mark Thompson, Butch Hargrove, Jeff Thompson, Daniel Thompson, John-Andrew Reddoch and Terry Thompson served as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family was prior to the service.
Wilburn was born December 18, 1947 ,in Cuero, Texas, to Glenn L. and Patricia A. Oliphant Reddoch.  After graduating from Mexia High School, Class of 1966, he married his high school sweetheart, Brenda Jane Thompson in San Antonio, Texas, on July 14, 1966.  He continued his education, earning an associate’s degree and, also, proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Wilburn retired from the Luminant Mine in Fairfield after 41 years of service as a mechanic.

Mon
12
Mar

Frances Marie Johnson

Frances Marie Johnson, 88, of Tehuacana passed away March 12, 2018, in Mexia. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Rev. Michael Vestal officiating. Interment will follow in the Tehuacana Cemetery. Kenneth Bulger, Ronnie J. Tanner, Bryan Tanner, Mike Gragg, Randy Myers and James Pfleeger will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Corey Hale.
Visitation with the family will be prior the service beginning at 1 p.m.
Frances was born July 4, 1929, in Anna, Texas, to Ted and Ora Bradshaw Shields. She retired from the Mexia State School after 20-plus years as a Dorm Charge.

Fri
09
Mar

Larry D. James

Larry D James, 83, of Mexia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 5, 2018.  Visitation will be held on Friday, March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home located at 605 S. McKinney Street in Mexia. A celebration of his life will be graveside at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at the Prairie Grove Cemetery, in Fallon. Pallbearers Todd Amick, Jim Higginbotham, Matthew Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Rusty Stone, and Steve Yeldell. Larry Price will be sharing a testimony about Mr. James’ life.

Fri
09
Mar

Willie Odell Harris

The Angelic Hosts came for Odell Harris on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in the Parkview Regional Hospital among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, March 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Salvation Lighthouse Church Of God In Christ, 912 North Lena Street in Mexia. 
Homegoing Celebration for Willie Odell Harris will be held Saturday, March 10,  at 11 a.m. at Northcrest Church of Christ, 918 Tehuacana Rd. in Mexia, with Pastor Charles Washington officiating and Superintendent Charles Beard as eulogist. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hwy. 84 in Mexia. 
Mr. Harris was born in Tehuacana to Bozie Harris and Marie Brown Harris. He attended the Dunbar-Douglass public schools in Mexia. Odell Harris and Betty Ruth Jones were married on April 19, 1985, in Dallas. His career of employment included truck driver for Youngblood Construction Co., Waco, The Mexia State School Maintenance Dept. and Mexia Independent School District.

Fri
09
Mar

Marty Mack Crenshaw

Marty Mack Crenshaw, of Mexia, passed away March 8, 2018. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m.
Marty was born Nov. 16, 1957, in Dallas, to Pyburn Jesse and Ella Francis Hardin Crenshaw. Mexia was where he grew up, attended school and made his home. He was a truck driver for several years.
Marty was very sociable, friendly and never met a stranger. He was a loving father who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren whenever possible. Marty was an outdoorsman; he enjoyed playing pool and was a collector of pocket knives and coins. He was also remembered by his children as always ready to give advice. Marty basically enjoyed living a simple life and living it to the fullest.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Ella Crenshaw.

Tue
06
Mar

Wesley Dale Wallace

Wesley Dale Wallace, 64, of Mexia, passed away March 1, 2018, at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at Corley-Porter Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Gillet officiating.
Wesley was born June 10, 1953, in Wharton. He was retired from Mexia ISD.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Wallace.
Wesley is survived by his daughters, Nichole Burns and husband Marshall, of Mexia, and Becky Lloyd of Mexia; brother Orville Wallace, seven grandkids and 12 great grandkids.
An online guestbook is available at corleyporterfuneralhome.com and by selecting the Wesley Dale Wallace obituary.
Corley-Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tue
06
Mar

Judy Enari Ludwig

Ms. Judy Enari Ludwig, of Austin, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the age of 60.
Judy was born in Kamakura, Japan, to parents Frederick and Hisayo Ludwig, on Nov. 6, 1957. She grew up in Japan, New Jersey, and Dallas, while her father was employed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.
Due to her disabilities, Judy spent over 25 years of her life as a resident of the Mexia State School (MSS). She was an avid member of the MSS choir and traveled throughout Texas singing in recitals. Judy also loved cooking and helping with lunch service at the Mexia Rotary Club.

Tue
06
Mar

Patricia Webster Cunningham

Patricia Webster Cunningham died March 2, 2018, in an Austin nursing home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia.
Patricia was born in Coalfield (Morgan County), Tenn., on May 21, 1936. She was the eighth child of ten children by parents Paris G. Webster and Linnie Myrtle Hill. Patricia is survived by her husband, Edward F. Cunningham, daughter Cynthia Cunningham-Piper of Buda; son David Cunningham of Houston; three grand-daughters; three great-grandsons; and a sister, Elizabeth Anne Charamella, of East Lansing, Mich.

Fri
02
Mar

Dominique Nicole Jones Strain

Dominique Nicole Jones Strain, also known as "Nicky" to her family and friends, was born on May 12, 1976, to L.G. and Nona Jones, in Limestone County.
She departed this life on Feb. 23, 2018, at Limestone Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
Nicky joined Smith Chapel AME Church at an early age and later moved her membership to Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Mart.
She was a proud graduate of Groesbeck High School, class of 1995. After high school, she worked at Park Plaza Nursing Home in Mart. Later she worked at MSSLC for 15 years until she moved to Shreveport, La., in 2011. We were so happy when she decided to move back home in 2015.
She worked at the TJJD in Mart until her health started to decline. We are so grateful for the years we had with her after her return home.
Dominique married Desmond Strain.

Fri
02
Mar

Marguerite Ash

Marguerite Ash, age 95, of Mexia, arrived in her heavenly home on Feb. 27, 2018. She was preceded in death by John Lewis Ash, her husband of 69 years; her parents, Oreb and Eula Loche; four siblings; a son, Clyde Frankston Ash; and grandson, Corey Lee Ash.
Marguerite is survived by children, Susie Johnson, of Blanco, Gilbert “Gil” Ash and wife Annie, of Groesbeck, and John Ash and wife Yan Jun, of Edmond, Okla. She also has sisters, Myrtle Parriman, Wanda Ellis and Ruth Loche, all of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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