Obituaries

Wed
17
Dec

Carolyn Burson

Carolyn Burson, 64, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 13, 2014. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Merry Wilburn officiating.
Carolyn was born June 15, 1950 in El Campo.
She is survived by her brother, Gerald Propst and wife Donna; daughter, Karen Maldanado and husband, Jessie; nieces, Jo Ann Paden and Misty Wall; nephew, Michael Hubbard; grandchildren, William Maldanado, Matao Maldanado and Nichole Matanado; special friend, Jackie Cox, and sister in Christ, Juliette Bradley.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.
Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
15
Dec

Kenner Rope Watson

Funeral services for Kenner Rope Watson, age 9, of Wortham, will be held on Wednesday, Dec, 17, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Wortham, with the Rev. Mike Fautt and the Rev. Justin Colquette officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Family visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.
Kenner was born on June 2, 2005, in Corsicana, to Matt Watson and Jennifer Sterling. He passed away Dec. 14, 2014.
A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s paper.
Visit www.porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message for the family.

Mon
15
Dec

Billy Gervice Freeman

Dr. Billy Gervice Freeman, 79, passed away, Dec. 13, 2014, at his home in Mexia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Danny Niedecken and Mr. Jan Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Point Enterprise Cemetery.
Billy was born June 7, 1935, in Point Enterprise, to Gervice Marion and Lois Vesta Speights Freeman. After graduating from Mexia High School, he continued his education at Texas A&M University, graduating with a Ph.D. Billy was a professor at Texas Tech University for 25 years and served as a consultant for the State Department in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
On Sept. 5, 1965, he married Landereth Brown in Fort Worth; they were blessed with two daughters, Karen and Kristina. His love for God and his family was evident in the way he lived his life. Billy cherished his family, especially his granddaughters.

Fri
12
Dec

Grace Deloris Harper Davis

Funeral services for Grace Deloris Harper Davis will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at First United Methodist Church at 203 N. Canton Street in Mexia.
Grace Davis was born to Edward Harper and Parthenia Nolan Harper on July 10, 1914, in Kosse (Limestone County), and transitioned from earth to glory on Dec. 3, 2014, at Arlington Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fort Worth.
Grace was the third daughter of ten children. She was preceded in death by her husbands, both parents, and all nine of her siblings. Grace lived to be 100 years old.
She spent her early years in Kosse, and later moved to Wortham, where she attended public school.
Grace accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. Her first church affiliation was with Beulah Baptist Church in Wortham.
After moving to Fort Worth, she was affiliated with Anderson Street Baptist Church.

Fri
12
Dec

Sylvester Hobbs Jr.

Funeral arrangements for Sylvester Hobbs Jr. are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.

Fri
12
Dec

Eugene Brewer

Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Brewer will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 108 18th Street in Thornton.
Eugene Brewer was born March 14, 1941, to Ollie and Ruby Brewer, in Corsicana. He received his education at Jackson High School in Corsicana. At a very young age, Eugene confessed his faith in Christ. He worked downtown in Corsicana for Babcox’s Department Store and Shop.
Later Eugene’s parents moved to Houston, Texas, where he became a professional truck driver for about 50 years. He met and married Eugena Nelson and to this union, no children were born. He then relocated to Groesbeck, where he resumed driving trucks for Joe Nelson in Thornton, Texas. Eugene married Lennie West, and no children were produced within this union.

Wed
10
Dec

Robert Wayne 'Bobby' Budai


Robert Wayne 'Bobby' Budai

Robert Wayne “Bobby” Budai, 62, passed away Dec.r 9, 2014 at his home in Tehuacana. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat (near Corsicana), with Rev. Shane Norcross officiating.
Bobby was born Aug. 23, 1952 in Corsicana, to Dan Budai Jr. and Norma Holt Budai. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School. Bobby retired from Windstream Telephone Company after more than 30 years of service. He was employed by Mexia State Supported Living Center at the time of his passing.
Family was the most important part of Bobby’s life. He loved watching his children participate in their sporting events and being a spectator of the events in which they coached; he was their number one fan. He supported them in anything and everything they were interested in doing.
As a young man, Bobby enjoyed playing softball. He also enjoyed playing dominoes with family and friends and fantasy football weekends.

Mon
08
Dec

Samuel 'Sammie' Doyle Biggers


Samuel 'Sammie' Doyle Biggers

The angelic hosts came for Samuel “Sammie” Doyle Biggers on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Teague Nursing Home in Teague, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing was Friday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services are noon on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel, with elder James Willis officiating and Rev. Eddie Mason serving as eulogist. Interment will follow at Grayson Chapel Cemetery in Teague.
Samuel was the fifth child of James Rance Biggers and Clyntell Kirven Biggers and was born in Freestone County on Dec. 20, 1940.
He grew up in the Furney Richardson community and graduated in 1959 from Booker T. Washington High School in Teague. He was baptized in Titus Chapel United Methodist Church in Teague in his early years.
Those preceding him in death are his parents, and his sisters, Glories Caldwell and Allene Glascow.

Mon
08
Dec

Grace Davis

Funeral arrangement for Grace Davis of Fort Worth are pending at Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
Davis went to be with the Lord on Dec. 3, 2014, at Arlington Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Worth.
You may visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

Mon
08
Dec

Eugene Brewer

Funeral arrangements for Eugene Brewer are pending are Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
Brewer went to be with the Lord on Nov. 30, 2014 at Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck.
You may visit pearlygatesfuneralhome.org to sign the guest book.

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