Obituaries

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24
Nov

Ruby Pearl Hobbs


Ruby Pearl Hobbs

Ruby Pearl Hobbs was born March 1, 1937 in the Sandy Community, Coolidge, the 11th child born to Mary and Manuel Freeman.
She graduated from Woodland High in Mexia and went on to Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View to receive her bachelor of arts degree in English in 1958. Ruby met Rufus Dabney Jr. while attending Prairie View and the two married shortly after she graduated from college. To this union, her only child, a daughter, was born.
Ruby became a devoted teacher who continued her education by obtaining a master of arts degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Ruby's life afforded her with opportunities to travel and teach at elementary school through college in Illinois (Chicago), Michigan (Detroit), and various cities in Texas (Galveston, Prairie View, Wichita Fails, Houston and Raywood). During her tenure as a teacher, Ruby was the recipient of numerous awards, honors and recognition.

Mon
24
Nov

Ruby Pearl Hobbs


Ruby Pearl Hobbs

Ruby Pearl Hobbs was born March 1, 1937 in the Sandy Community, Coolidge, the 11th child born to Mary and Manuel Freeman.
She graduated from Woodland High in Mexia and went on to Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View to receive her bachelor of arts degree in English in 1958. Ruby met Rufus Dabney Jr. while attending Prairie View and the two married shortly after she graduated from college. To this union, her only child, a daughter, was born.
Ruby became a devoted teacher who continued her education by obtaining a master of arts degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Ruby's life afforded her with opportunities to travel and teach at elementary school through college in Illinois (Chicago), Michigan (Detroit), and various cities in Texas (Galveston, Prairie View, Wichita Fails, Houston and Raywood). During her tenure as a teacher, Ruby was the recipient of numerous awards, honors and recognition.

Mon
24
Nov

Randy Howard Reed


Randy Howard Reed

Randy Howard Reed, 57, passed away Nov. 21, 2014 in Waco.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 24, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment was in the Mexia Cemetery.
Randy was born Oct. 14, 1957 in Mexia, to Howard C. and Wanda Briggs Reed. He lived most of his life in Mexia and graduated from Mexia High School. He worked at the Mexia State School and Mexia Tank Company.
Randy was known to his friends as “Dawg.” He was a fun-loving guy with a big heart. He was a loyal and unselfish friend to many. His favorite pastime was listening to classic rock.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Debra Noey.

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.

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