Obituaries

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May

DeWayne Lee Hauth

DeWayne Lee “Mr. Call Cats” Hauth passed away on May 20, 2018, in Mexia, at the age of 84. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel, with Ms. Melissa Purdon officiating.
DeWayne Lee Hauth, son of Quannah and Goldie Hauth, was born at Clear Lake, Okla., on Jan. 22, 1934. He attended high school at Laverne, Okla., followed by a business management course in Oklahoma City. He was married to Joyce Ann Shepherd on Dec. 25, 1954. They became the parents of twin boys, Russell and Rodney, of Dallas. They were later divorced.

Fri
18
May

Garry Wood

Funeral services for Garry Wood, age 54, of Dew, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 0, at the Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo. Pastor Timothy Hollingshed of Faith Baptist Church, outside of Teague, will officiate the service. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the funeral home.

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18
May

George Eddie Sandles Sr.

George Eddie Sandles Sr. passed Thursday, May 10, 2018. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Mustang Baptist Church in Prairie Hill. Interment will follow at Doris Miller Memorial Park in Bellmead. Services are under the direction of Dorsey Keatts-Waco.

Fri
18
May

Patric Don Archibald

Patric Don Archibald, 70, passed away on May 16, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Richard Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Chad Archibald, Colby Archibald, Dakota Archibald, Chase Archibald, Ronnie Ferguson and Dennis Evans. Honorary pallbearers are George Reyes, Dennis Evans Jr., Richard Johnson, Larry Baker and Kendall Walker.
Don was born on Dec. 12, 1947, in Mexia, to Aubrey and Velma Archibald. He loved ranching, hunting, fishing, rodeos and his grandkids. The most important thing in his life was his two boys, Chad and Colby. All of the decisions in his life revolved around the boys.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and step-dad, Hugh Graham.

Fri
18
May

Harvey Hodge Sr.

Harvey Hodge Sr., 85, of Groesbeck, came to his peaceful end at his home on May 13, 2018.
A celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, May 22, at the Lone Star Baptist Church, 629 N. Grayson in Groesbeck at 11 a.m. Viewing will be held at Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home, 602 N. Ross in Mexia, on Monday, May 21, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Born Dec. 22, 1932, in Groesbeck, he was the seventh of nine sons born to Ruben and Idella (neé Davis) Hodge. Harvey was raised in Groesbeck and attended public schools, graduating from Blackstone High School. He received his post-secondary degrees from Paul Quinn College and Baylor University, and served in the U.S. Air Force before retiring as a Staff Sergeant in 1972.
Harvey was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers; daughter Deborah Taylor; and grandson Tommie Taylor.

Fri
18
May

Jim Walker Manley

Jim Walker Manley of Mexia, passed away on May 15, 2018, at his home in Cedar Isle Ranch near Coolidge. He was 75 years old. Funeral services were held at Tehuacana Methodist Church on Friday, May 18, at 3 p.m. Visitation was held at Blair Stubbs Funeral Home on Thursday, May 17, with the family present from  5 to 7 p.m.  Pallbearers were Gary Isbell, Lewis Isbell, Kelly Isbell, Butch Kofnovec, Jerry Ward and Mark Hancock. 

Fri
18
May

Jocie Ruth Means Burrell

The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Jocie Ruth Means Burrell at early dawn on Sunday Morning, May 13, 2018, at her residence in Teague among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing was held Friday, May 18, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel. The family was present from 6 to 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Antioch/Asia Primitive Baptist Church, 415 W. Washington St., Teague, with the Rev. Lonnie Pelton officiating. The body will lie in repose at the church from 10 a.m. until the service begins.
Josie Ruth Means Burrell was the last of 11 children born to Leroy and Nancy Brown Means in Limestone County, Texas. She grew up in The Grove Island Community of Teague and received her Christian education in the Union Primitive Baptist Church under the pastorage of the late Elder C.C. Collins.

Mon
14
May

The Rev. Fred L. Sain

The Rev. Fred L. Sain, longtime pastor of Prairie Hill Baptist Church, entered his heavenly home on May 14, 2018.

Fri
11
May

Mattie Mae Trantham

Mattie Mae Trantham entered her heavenly home on May 8, 2018, at the age of 82. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 10, at Northcrest Church of Christ with Mr. Robin Wright officiating. Interment was the Mexia Cemetery. Bryan Trantham, Bradley Trantham, Russ Trantham, Ryan Trantham, Nathan Haddick and Collin Stubbs served as pallbearers.
Mattie was born August 4., 1935, in Henderson to Milton Tol and Lou Berta Hawkins Fuller. She grew up in Mexia and graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1953. Mattie worked for eight years at the Brown Clinic, prior to working and retiring from the Mexia State School after 31 years of service as Personnel Clerk. She also worked part time at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home for several of years.

Fri
11
May

Sue Adams

Sue Adams, formerly of Mexia, passed away May 7, 2018, in Waco at the age of 87. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rex Leach officiating. Interment was in the Mexia Cemetery. Jimmy Bratcher, Jake Cooper, Corey West, Shaun Mitchell, Charles Allen Bratcher and Keith Jackson served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Cooper and Rex Leach.
Sue was born August 20, 1930, in Dawson, Texas, to Walter Lee and Candis Wood Bratcher. She lived in the Mexia area most of her life. Early on, Sue began her career as a beautician in Mexia, then she went to work as Activity Coordinator at the Mexia State School, where she retired after many years of service. However, retirement wasn’t for her, so she began managing apartments and thoroughly enjoyed it. She like to keep busy and she liked being among people.

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