Obituaries

Wed
07
Dec

Louise Beene Cundieff

Louise Beene Cundieff, 92, of Cayuga entered her heavenly eternal home on Dec. 6, 2016 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens after a short illness. 

Louise was born June 26, 1924 to Guy Houston and Nettie Wills Beene of Mexia. She was the eighth of nine children born to the Beene’s. She had a wonderful childhood growing up with her siblings, Wendell, Ray, Rex, Clifton, Frances, G.H. (Bud), Ruth, and Hazel. They grew up on the family farm doing all the chores and pulling all the shenanigans children do. She and Ruth often told of their older brother, Bud, taking the criers out of their baby dolls and otherwise terrorizing them as brothers are apt to do.

Wed
07
Dec

Kade Alexander Staton

Kade Alexander Staton, three month old son of Meagan Young of Farrar and Cody Staton of Wortham, passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  Kade and his twin brother Kayson were born Aug. 12, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Kade was just old enough to be smiling and laughing, and he could light up a room with his smile.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at 12 noon, with visitation prior to the service, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Shane Norcross will conduct the service and burial will follow in the Union Cemetery (FM 489, Freestone County.)

Pallbearers will be Stephen Young, Shawn Staton, Chris Norcross, and Cody Cotton. Honorary pallbearers will be Harly Staton and Wyatt Staton.

Wed
07
Dec

Ronnie Lynn Pointer

Ronnie Lynn Pointer, 56, of Mexia passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at St. Catherine’s Providence Hospice in Waco. 

Ronnie was born April 16, 1960 in Bryan to Joyce and Dale Pointer. He was a painter by profession, loved to play pool, dance and listen to Tejano music, and a Dallas Football fan.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Pointer of Mexia; mother, Joyce Pointer of Longview, two daughters; Stephanie and husband, Robert Taylor of Palestine and Brandi Castillo of Bryan, three brothers Darrell, Dale Jr. and wife Eva Pointer, Charley and wife Pam Pointer and one sister Jimmie and husband Michael Hankins; grandchildren; Eric Pointer, Jarred and Marissa Hidrogo; two great grandchildren Aaliyah and Jakavien Pointer and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his father Dale Pointer.

A private family memorial will be held in Gilmer.

Mon
05
Dec

Ima Lucille Rosson Burroughs

Ima Lucille Rosson Burroughs, 95, of Weatherford, and formally of Mexia, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 at First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton, with the Reverend Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wed. Dec, 7 at Blair Stubbs from 5-7 p.m.

Ima was born Aug. 26, 1921 in Mexia to W. C. and Eather Neisler Rosson. Ima lived all of her life in Mexia, until moving to Weatherford with her husband, Tad, in 2011 to be near their daughter, Emily Prowell. She was a retired telephone operator with Southwestern Bell for 30 years.

Mon
05
Dec

Jameia Lorraine Bowers,

Jameia Lorraine Bowers, 62, passed away Dec. 2, 2016 at her home in Waco. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Mr. Jimmy Tucker officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Glade Cemetery. Charlie Bowers, Dustin Lane, Kelly Jernigan, Misty Jernigan, James Bowers, Chuck Bowers, Mike Bowers and Hunter Pace will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Jameia was born Dec. 12, 1953 in Houston to James Edward and Myrtle F. Johnson Foreman. She was a MHMR Group Home Supervisor for a number of years.

Mon
05
Dec

Dr. Yenni Lillia Michel

Dr. Yenni Lillia Michel, D.O., passed away very unexpectedly at her home near Mexia on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at age 51.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 3 in the All Faith Chapel located at the Mexia State Supported Living Center (515 Chapel Drive) in Mexia. Visitation and viewing began at 1 p.m. before the services at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Chaplain Karen Hulsey officiated.

Dr. Michel’s wishes for cremation will be carried out following the funeral services, including her wishes for her remains to be carried to Lake Travis at Austin, where she had enjoyed boating and other water activities during vacations all her life.

Fri
02
Dec

James Elmo Robison

James Elmo Robison, 86, of Thornton, passed away Dec. 1, 2016 in Waco. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton with Pastor Randy Ayres officiating. Masonic Rites will also be conducted at the Chapel. Interment will follow in the Cobb Cemetery. Keith Masters, James Robison, Remington Masters, McKenzie Masters, Kristopher Masters and Juston Prichard will serve as pallbearers. Randal Masters, Kenny Buchheit, Jonathan Tooke, Doug Yarbrough, Mark Cox and Harry Vanskike will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Saturday, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton.

James was born in Mexia on March 2, 1930 to Joyce Fain and Annie Elizabeth White Robison. He graduated from Thornton High School where he played football for the Thornton Tigers. He was a retired railroad welder for GATX, a longtime rancher and a state mowing contractor.

Fri
02
Dec

Betty Jean Wirdlow

The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Betty Jean Wirdlow Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in the Manor Nursing And Rehabilitation Center among loving family and devoted friends.  

Viewing was held Friday, Dec. 2 from 3-5 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home and from 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 405 South Belknap in Mexia.  

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 203 N. Canton, Mexia. Rev. Robert Cambpell, pastor of St, Luke United Methodist Church will officiate.  Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery. 

Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, is serving the Wirdlow Family.  

Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.

Mrs. Betty Jean Wirdlow-June 6, 1934-Nov. 30, 2016

Wed
30
Nov

Betty Joann Holt

Betty Joann Holt, 82, passed away Nov. 29, 2016 at her home in Point Enterprise. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 at Northcrest Church of Christ with Mr. Shane Alexander officiating. Interment will be in the Point Enterprise Cemetery. Trey Holt, Mitch Holt, Joshua Espinoza, Warren Holt, Vince Keys, and Charles Sims will serve as pallbearers. Bob Collins, Jacob Espinoza and Brody Brewer will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Betty was born Feb. 6, 1934 in Archer City to John Archibald and Myrtle Ora Weir Knox. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Masters in Home Economics. She taught for the Mexia ISD for 32 years, prior to retirement. It was also in Mexia that she met and married her loving husband, W. E. “Ed” Holt.

Mon
28
Nov

Howard Donald “Bronc” Hall

Howard Donald “Bronc” Hall passed away Nov. 23, 2016 at his home in Mexia at the age of 82. Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 in the Prairie Grove Cemetery with Rev. Walter Pickens officiating.

Howard was born Aug. 25, 1933 in Oakwood to John Hamilton and Virgie Louise Minor Hall. He had lived in Mexia for most of his life. He worked for Owens Pipeline Company and Randy Turner Construction for many years, prior to retirement. He loved not only working on the pipeline, but the many friends he made throughout his career.

Howard married the love of his life, Billie Sue Jackson, on May 6, 1955 in Mexia and they were blessed with three children, Billy Don, Connie and Jana. His family was his pride and joy, especially his grandchildren or as he called them “his babies”.

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