Obituaries

Fri
31
Jul

Verna Mae Forbes Livingston

Verna Mae Forbes Livingston, 97, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the St. Catherine Center in Waco.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Luke A.M.E. Church, 117 E. Church St. in Waco, with Pastor Pamela Riviera officiating. The only viewing be held at the church from noon to 1 p.m.. Interment will follow at Doris Miller Memorial Park in Waco.
Verna was born Aug. 3, 1917. She met and married Robert Allen “Ray” Livingston in 1941 in Waco. She served Waco ISD for more than 50 years as a classroom teacher.
She is survived by her loving, devoted son, Ray Allen Livingston and wife, Pat, of Lake Jackson; granddaughter, Felicia Livingston, of Burbank, Calif.; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, is serving the family of Verna Mae Livingston. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.

Fri
31
Jul

Denise Gay Gillentine

Denise Gay Gillentine, 63, of Mexia, passed away July 30, 2015 in Waco.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery.
Denise was born June 11, 1952 in Dallas, to Jerald Ray and Kathryn Sue Bell McHargue. She had been an accounting clerk for MHMR for 20-plus years.
Denise’s love for God and her family were most important in her life. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she made it a huge event for her family. She lived her Christian faith as an active, longtime member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Her hobbies consisted of watching movies, The Golden Girls and The Waltons.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jerald R. McHargue.

Wed
29
Jul

French Larry McCutcheon

French Larry McCutcheon, 73, of Mexia died July 24, 2015 in Dallas. He was born Dec. 38, 1942, the son of Eugene Washington and Abbray Parr. He was educated at Dunbar High School.
He was a truck driver for North American Van Lines and was a Baptist.
French was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann McCutcheon; special friend, Gloria Moore; daughters, Yolanda McCutcheon, Topeka Moore and Twanela Moore; sons French McCutcheon Jr. and wife Felica, Ronald Moore, and Donald Moore; 18 grandchildren; three brothers, Curtis McCutcheon, Clydis McCutcheon and Jimmy Rhodes; two sisters, May Livingston and Ruby Joyce Dilworth; and a special nephew, Edward Rhodes.
Visitation takes place beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31 at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home, with a wake from 6 to 7 p.m.

Mon
27
Jul

Ralph Leo Arden

Ralph Leo Arden, 76, of Mexia, passed away July 24, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 28, at 10 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Brooks Boatwright officiating. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arden was born Nov. 6, 1938 in Flint, Mich. to Leo Arnold and Florance Ada Church. He retired after 22 years as a truck driver with Enterprise Transportation in Houston. He was a member of Hubbard Cowboy Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Karen Arden of Mexia and son, Michael Arden of Metropolis, Ill., and his brothers, Leonard Arden of West Branch, Mich. and Glen Arden of Goodrich, Mich.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.

Mon
27
Jul

David A. McVay

David A. McVay, 63, of Waxahachie, died Wednesday, July 22, in an automobile accident near Corsicana.
He was born Feb. 4, 1952 in Warren, Ark., a son of the late C.A. McVay and Bobbie Jennings McVay. He was a registered nurse and member of The Avenue Church.
Preceding him in death were his brothers, Carl McVay and J.R. McVay, and a sister, Linda McVay.
Survivors are a son, Shane McVay, of Ruston, La.; two daughters, Jennifer McVay Garcia and Angela McVay, both of Lillie, La.; four brothers, Ronnie McVay, of Smackover, Ark., Wayne Urrey, of Bernice, La., Ed McVay, of Ruston, La., and Sam McVay, of Talco; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Frazer Funeral Home in Warren, Ark. Burial will take place at Gravelridge Cemetery near Hermitage, Ark.
The online guest register may be found at frazerfuneralhome.com.

Fri
24
Jul

Frank Malone

Funeral arrangements for Frank Malone, of Dallas, are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia. Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guestbook.

Fri
24
Jul

Ruth Lee

Funeral services for Ruth Lee, of Frost, are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home, 827 Hwy. 171 in Mexia. Visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guestbook.

Fri
24
Jul

Alice Marie Abor

Services for Alice Marie Abor will be held Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton in Mexia, with Texas Bishop Carlos Daniels as eulogist.
Alice Marie Abor was born June 25, 1959 to the parents of Alice Mack and Joshua Mack Jr. She resided in Limestone County, where she accepted Christ at an early age. She became a member of First Assembly of God until her health failed.
She was educated in Mexia public schools. She later became employed with the Mexia State School, until she retired after 30 years of dedication.
Alice passed away July 20, 2015.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin Mack and Jimmy Mack.

Wed
22
Jul

Suzanne Minchew Thornton

Suzanne Minchew Thornton, 57, died July 133, 2015.
She was born Aug. 30, 1957, and died July 13, 2015 in Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Minchew.
Suzanne is survived by her mother, Mary Anna Minchew, of Mexia; sisters, Gwen and husband Lupe Navarro, of Pleasanton, Elaine and husband Terry Ezell, of Fairfield, and Max and husband Paul Garvin, of Mexia; brothers, Raymond Minchew, of Mexia, and Steve and wife Teresa Minchew, also of Mexia; three nephews, a niece, two great-nieces and a great-nephew.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, July 25, at noon, at the VFW, Hwy. 14 in Mexia. Burial will be at a later date.

Wed
22
Jul

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Smith Jr.

The angelic hosts came for Rudolph "Rudy" Smith Jr., 79, of Mexia, on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, among loving family and devoted friends.
A viewing will be held Friday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. A viewing will also be from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Luke UMC, 405 S. Belknap in Mexia.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, July 25, at Northcrest Church of Christ, 918 Tehuacana Hwy. in Mexia, with Rev. Robert Campbell, pastor, St. Luke UMC of Mexia, serving as officiant. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Burial Park in Mexia.

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