Obituaries

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Dec

Susan Gail Holder

Susan Gail Holder passed away Dec. 8, 2017 in Mexia at the age of 54. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with the Reverend Clifton Jones officiating.
Susan was born June 3, 1963 in Wurzburg, Germany to Billy Jack Hart and Fannie Jean Reid Lee. She graduated from Jonesboro High School. Susan worked in the prison system for 25-plus years, she was currently employed as the Office Administrator of the Maintenance Department in Marlin. On Nov. 7, 2014, she married her loving husband, Weldon Dewayne Holder, in Mexia.

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13
Dec

Nellie Ruth Wright Person

The Angelic Hosts came for Nellie Ruth Wright Person “Mama Ruth” on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in the comfort of her home surrounded by loving family and devoted friends. Viewing will be held at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Friday, De. 15 from 1-7 p.m. with the family present from 6-7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 in the Westside Church of Christ, 102 South Herman Street, Mexia with the Reverend Kenneth Bailey officiating and Rev. Wilmer R. Davis, Eulogist. Interment will be in the Grove Island Cemetery, Teague.

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13
Dec

George W. Ferrell

George W. Ferrell was born on May 19, 1955 in Sandy, Limestone County. He passed away on Dec. 6, 2017.
He lived in Dallas before settling in Coolidge. He worked at Timberlawn Hospital where he retired and he also worked for Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia. He was a member of The Sandy Pioneers.
Those who preceded him in death: Worth Ferrell and Birtha Ferrell, parents; Joe Durham, Jimmy Durham, Norman Ferrell, Carlton Durham, Jr. and Madale Robinson.
Those left to cherish his memories: his wife, Cheryl Ferrell; daughter Margie Nobles and son in law, Johnny Andrews of Dallas; son, Clarence (Labreta) Nobles; brothers and sisters, Richard Durham, Travis Ferrell and Louadale McCreary; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Service and arrangements entrusted to Pearly Gates Funeral home of Mexia. Service will be held, Sat. Dec 16 at Union Memorial of Sandy.

Fri
08
Dec

Hoi Dang Vuong

Hoi Dang Vuong, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 7, 2017 in Houston at the age of 70. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel. 
Hoi was born March 19, 1947 in Ha Noi, Vietnam to Vuong Dang Than and Nguyen Thi Biu. He received his pharmaceutical degree in Vietnam and, later, attended the University of Texas in Austin to receive his accreditation to practice in Texas. Hoi began working at the Mexia State Supported Living Center in 2006 and retired in 2012.   
While in Austin, Hoi met and married the love of his life, Lang Thi Tran, in 1993. He was not only a wonderful husband, but also a proud and loving father of two sons. His family was his pride and joy.  Hoi was a faithful Christian; he began each morning reading and studying his Bible.  Along with spending time with his family and reading his Bible, he loved to swim.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Vuong Tuong, Vuong Tan, Vuong Bao and Vuong Duong.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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