Obituaries

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14
Aug

Norman Christopher Parks

Norman Christopher Parks traveled peacefully to his eternal home on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at the age of 47.  A Celebration of Life ceremony will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15 in the Teague High School Auditorium with the Reverend Tom Prentiss and Rev. Glenn McGuire officiating.
Visitation with the family will be 6-9 p.m., Monday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Chris was born July 28, 1970 to Jim and Marjorie Parks in Wichita Falls.  The Parks family moved a few years later to the Central Texas area and made Mexia their home.  Chris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Mexia Blackcat Class of l988 and Midwestern State University Class of 1996.
Chris married his loving wife of 22 years, Michelle Samford on May 27, 1995 and they welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Rebekah, in December 2000.

Mon
14
Aug

Harold Brewer

Reverend Harold Brewer passed away on July 25, 2017 and his service was held on July 29 at Lone Star Baptist Church of Groesbeck. His mother, Bobbie Conner of Mexia and the family of Harold Brewer would like to extend a sincere thanks of gratitude to those who were with them during this difficult and trying time. 
A friendly smile,
a casual touch,
these are things
that mean so much.
To know you are with us
in our time of sorrow,
sharing our prayers,
today and tomorrow. 
God gives us the comfort
in the form of good friends,
may His peace be with you,
His love never ends.

Mon
14
Aug

Jack Benjamin Higgins

Jack Benjamin Higgins passed away on Aug 13, 2017 at his home in Donie at the age of 86. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16 in the First Baptist Church in Donie with the Reverend Robert McDougal officiating. Ron Arnold, Logan Arnold, Ben Taylor, Billy Lauderdale, Zack Lauderdale and Carl W. Thompson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Turner, Ray Newsome and Roy DeFriend.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Jack was born April 18, 1931 in Limestone County to Burley Roy and Mary Elizabeth Douglas Higgins. He served his country as a member of the National Guard. He retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after completing 41 years in the track maintenance department.

Mon
14
Aug

Peggy Sue Springer

Peggy Sue Springer passed away on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at her home, at age 81.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Criswell Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Michalak, Jason Butler, Zack Meador, Hank Smith, Frank James, and Chad Raines.
Peggy was born Aug. 22, 1935 in Limestone County to Jimmy Bryant 
Patterson and Nettie Marie Simmons Patterson. She graduated from Marlin 
High School in 1954.
Peggy worked as a bookkeeper for many years for numerous hospitals and 
the Mexia water department. In her trade, she was meticulous in all her 
dealings. In fact she was known to never let things go.

Peggy married James (Jim) Michael Springer in 2009. Family was very 
important to Peggy and she loved sewing and cooking for them.

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.

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