Obituaries

Fri
27
Jan

William Cleofus (W. C.) Barger

Funeral services for Mr. W.C. Barger was held on Friday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Roy Prather will officiated. Interment followed the services at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Thursday with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home.
Mr. Barger passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

Wed
25
Jan

James Birch “Jamie” Teer

James Birch “Jamie” Teer passed away Jan. 24, 2017 at his home in Mexia, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 50. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Reverend Dale McDaniel officiating.
James was born April 8, 1966 in Mexia to Jodie and Thelma Lavette McElroy Teer, youngest of four children. In 1997, he moved back to Mexia to take care of his parents, after his dad had a stroke. James married his loving wife, Jovonna Klepper in Shiloh on Oct. 22, 2010.
James enjoyed working at Walmart, always making every effort in doing his job well, as in any job; having a good work ethic was important to him. He enjoyed playing dominos, watching Jeopardy and was a big Dallas Cowboy fan. He also loved trivia, history and geography.

Tue
24
Jan

Merillyn Aiken

Merillyn Aiken, 74, of Cross Plains, passed away in Abilene on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23 at Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel in Cross Plains with Jeff Addison officiating. Burial followed the service at the Pioneer Cemetery in Cross Plains. The family had a time of visitation from 6-8 p.m., Sunday at Higginbotham Funeral Home, Cross Plains.

Fri
20
Jan

Claude Albert Nussbaum, Jr.

Claude Albert Nussbaum, Jr. passed away Jan. 11, 2017 at his home in Mexia at the age of 86. The Nussbaum family was one of the first families of Mexia, Claude was the last of them living in Mexia.
Claude was born Oct. 24, 1930 in Mexia to Claude and Alma Fleig Nussbaum. He was a graduate of Mexia High School, where he excelled in football. He scored the only Mexia touchdown in the 1947 Regional Championship game which, with the extra point, won the game. After high school, he proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War and graduated from Texas A&M. On Aug. 8, 1951, Claude married his high school sweetheart, Anita Joyce Hancock; they celebrated 64 years together, just two days prior to her death on Aug. 10, 2015. 
Claude retired from New York Life Insurance Company after many years of service as a sales representative.
Discussing football and politics with friends was one of Claude’s favorite pastimes.   

Wed
18
Jan

Neil Ray Bond

Neil Ray Bond, 82, of Shiloh, passed away Jan. 16, 2017 in Groesbeck. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with the Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery. Joe Roark, David Knight, Eddy Plummer, Bill Beene, Michael Oliver and Dan Beene will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Wallace, Moe Litton, Fred Reagan, Glen Shoemaker and Benny Lucas.
Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Neil was born Oct. 27, 1934 in Coolidge to Homer and Zula Anders Bond. After graduating from Mexia High School, he continued his education, graduating from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s of Administration degree and receiving his Teacher/Administration certification from Texas A&M. He also served his country in the US Army. Neil married the love of his life and best friend, Mary New, on Feb. 21, 1953.

Wed
18
Jan

Alice Sue Cagle

Alice Sue Cagle
Jan. 3, 1949 – Jan. 14, 2017

Mon
16
Jan

Neil Bond

Neil Bond, 82, of Shiloh, passed away Jan. 16, 2017.  Funeral services are pending at this time.
Neil is survived by his wife, Mary Bond; two sons, Brandon Bond and Ronald Bond; and grandchildren.
Visit blair-stubbs.com to leave the family a memorial message.

Mon
16
Jan

Corene Turner Tyner

Corene Turner Tyner, 92, of Austin, passed away on Jan. 13, 2017.
Corene was born Jan. 28, 1924 in Mexia to George and Mary Turner; she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and sister.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Gordon Davis Tyner.
Corene is survived by her children, Charlotte Carter, Roy Dean Tyner and Terri Kay Culbertson and husband, Robert.  Corene was “Nana” to her grandchildren, Dena Looney and husband, Dion, Heather Carter Gitterle and husband, Marc, Chris Tyner and wife, Amy, Scott Tyner and wife, Sarah, Shelley Walters and husband, Trey, Michael Culbertson and wife, Christina; and to her great grandchildren, Katie and Blake Looney, Aidan and Gabel Gitterle, Noah, Leah and Jonah Tyner and Zoey and Pace Tyner.
The family will receive friends at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Following the visitation, a 2:30 p.m. graveside service will be conducted in the Mexia Cemetery.

Fri
13
Jan

Glenda Lee Cregger

Born: Feb. 25, 1933
Deceased: Jan. 12, 2017

Glenda Lee Cregger, 83, passed away on Jan. 12, 2017, in Corsicana. Glenda was a feisty, strong and compassionate woman who loved gardening, being outdoors and antique hunting. She will be greatly missed by her son, Robert Lane Smith and his wife Diana and by her seven grandchildren - Kristy Waterman, Brandin Smith, Tiffany Hughes, Blair Weaver, Nicole Finney, Joshua Davis and Jennifer Terrell – all of whom have fond memories of summers spent hatching baby ducks, being chased by geese, helping with yard work and trips to the thrift shops. 
A visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 at Corley-Porter Funeral Home, 208 N. Canton Street in Mexia. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.
Corley-Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
11
Jan

Rollin Kerzee

Rollin Kerzee, 87, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Lima Convalescent Home.
Rollin was born on Feb. 27, 1929, in Mexia to the late Alton B., Sr. and Addie (Bond) Kerzee. On Oct. 23, 1981 he married Patricia Ann (Lawler) Stein who preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 2006.
Rollin was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Eagles Aerie #370, Elks BPOE and I.A.F.F. He retired as the Assistant Fire Chief for the Lima Fire Department where he was the first Arson Investigator for the Arson Unit. Rollin was the former training officer for the Lima Fire Department and enjoyed training volunteer firemen. He worked for the State Fire Marshal office after retirement.

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