Obituaries

Fri
21
Nov

Kathleen Dezell Hager


Kathleen Dezell Hager

Kathleen Dezell Hager, 88, of Lake Mexia, passed away Nov. 20, 2014 at her residence.
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. Mexia Cemetery. Brother Bill Thompson officiated. Family visitation was held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hager was born Nov. 26, 1925 in Limestone County, to Marion Leon and Jewel Corinne DeLo Dezell. She spent her career as a supervisor of client care at the Mexia State Supported Living Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister.
Survivors include her husband, Ercel M. Hager; children, Richard Hager, Loretta Hager and David Hager; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Datha Crutchfield; brother, Glendon Dezell and wife, Athalee; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Serving as pallbearers were Michael Hager, Jody Hager, Cole Hager, Morgan Hager, Jordan Yarborough, Cade Hawkins, Jaylen Meyars and Logan Yarby.

Fri
21
Nov

Jan Roberts Barr

Jan Roberts Barr, 73, of Tyler, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 of complications from heart disease.
There will be a private service in Tyler for the family only.
Jan graduated from Mexia High School in 1960 and subsequently spent most of her life in California.
Jan was a cat lover and spent her last few years in Tyler, where she lived close to her sister, Kris Curtis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Barr, and parents, Bobby Roberts and Tommy Roberts.
She is survived by her sister, Kris Curtis of Tyler, and John H. Roberts of Trophy Club.

Fri
21
Nov

James Jeremy Hanrahan


James Jeremy Hanrahan

James Jeremy Hanrahan left his loving family Nov. 19, 2014 in Houston.
Visitation and funeral services are pending.
Jeremy was born Feb. 2, 1986 in Mexia. He attended school in Teague. He joined the First Baptist Church of Teague and was baptized by Brother Darrel Beggs.
Jeremy worked for BNSF Railroad before moving to Houston to begin his career as a safety coordinator. He enjoyed working with numerous charities and watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M Aggies.
Jeremy was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle and friend.
He was preceded in his rest by his grandfathers, Noah “Buddy” Taylor and Jim Hanrahan; and nephew, Landon Taylor.

Fri
21
Nov

Ruby Hobbs

Funeral arrangements for Ruby Hobbs are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia.
Hobbs went to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2014 at Mexia LTC.
You may visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Fri
21
Nov

Rosendo Villaseñor Fregoso

A memorial prayer service will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. at 301 N. Ross in Mexia to honor the life of Rosendo Villaseñor Fregoso.
Fregoso, of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, died Nov. 20, 2014 at the age of 76.

Fri
21
Nov

Billy Ray Yeldell


Billy Ray Yeldell

The angelic hosts came for Mr. Billy Ray Yeldell, of Dallas, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the VA Hospital in Dallas, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, and Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1819 MLK Dr. in Dallas.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 252 W. FM 489 in Teague, with Pastor Daniel Gaston, New Birth Christian Center of Butler, as officiant and Minister Brandon Rowe, Cornerstone Baptist Church of Dallas as eulogist. Interment with military honors from Fort Hood U.S. Army Post will follow at Salem Cemetery in Teague.

Thu
20
Nov

Sharolyn Jean Busby


Sharolyn Jean Busby

Sharolyn Jean Busby, 55, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.
She was born Oct. 6, 1959.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at St. James Primitive Baptist Church in Coolidge.
She leaves to cherish her memory her three sons, Reginald Busby (Pam), Christopher Owens (Tamara), and Roderick Busby (Katrina); two sisters, Thelma M. Love and Vanessa Busby (Alf); brother, Terry Busby (Willie Mae); five grandchildren; special companion, Tinkerbell; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home in Mexia is in charge of arrangements.

Thu
20
Nov

Vallie E. Payne Griffin


Vallie E. Payne Griffin

Funeral services for Vallie E. Payne Griffin will be held Friday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. at Bowers Funeral Home, 900 U.S. 84 West in Teague. Brother Dale Hergett will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Woodland Cemetery near Kirvin.
Visitation will be held Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Griffin, 78, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the Fairfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Fairfield.
She was born in Streetman and was a lifelong resident of Freestone County. Griffin worked as a telephone operator for several years before working until her retirement at the Mexia State School. She was also a lifelong farmer and rancher and worked hard baling hay for many years. Griffin was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield.

Thu
20
Nov

Bonnie Lucille Clancy


Bonnie Lucille Clancy

Bonnie Lucille Clancy went to be with her Lord Jesus on Nov. 16, 2014 at the age of 89.
Services will be held Monday, Nov. 24, beginning with viewing and burial at 10 a.m. at Faulkenberry Cemetery, with Rev. Harley B. Gordon officiating. Then a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Kelly, her grandson-in-law, officiating.
Bonnie was born June 16, 1925 in Neches, to Jim and Gertrude Minton. Lucille married Weldon Powell Clancy on April 11, 1942. They lived in Houston and West Texas until settling between Groesbeck and Mexia in 1973. She worked at and retired from Mexia State School where she poured her love into the children. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Groesbeck where she had the ministry of taking tapes and CDs of sermons to the local nursing home.

Mon
17
Nov

Gladys Fay Garner


Gladys Fay Garner

Gladys Fay Garner, 72, died Nov. 14, 2014.
Funeral services for Garner were held Monday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia, with Rev. Bill Wright Sr. officiating. Interment followed at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation was held on Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Garner was born Nov. 22, 1941 in Mexia, to William Louis and Lillian Marie Ward Lucas. She worked many years in the health care profession.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Ray Garner; parents; three brothers, James Lucas, Harold Lucas and Kenneth Lucas; and a sister, Elsie Trickett.

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