Martha Nell (Eubanks) Helweg passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Mexia. She was born May 9, 1946, to Fred and Nell (Morgan) Eubanks in Mexia. After graduating Mexia High School in 1964, she attended Sam Houston State University where she met her husband, Barry Ray Helweg, and the two were married Nov. 24, 1965. After living a short time in Frost and Fairfield, Barry and Martha moved back to Mexia, where they have lived for more than 50 years.
Earl Floyd Morris, 98, of Hubbard, passed away Feb. 6, 2021, at a V.A. care facility in Temple. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. David Ayers officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Fairview Cemetery.
Gary Earl Talbot, 78, passed away in his hometown of Mexia on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment was in the Mexia Cemetery. John York, Wes Kuehn, Justin Talbot, Kevin Nabors, Paul Yeldell, Kyle Taff and Anthony Pruitt served as pallbearers.
Faye Nell Higgins, of Donie and formerly of Mexia, passed away Feb. 9, 2021, in Waco, at the age of 87. Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, at Donie Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert McDougal officiating. Interment followed in the Mexia Cemetery. Trent Turner, Roy DeFriend, Dave Chilcoat, Gary Franklin, Logan Arnold and Benji Taylor served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Don Turner, Ray Newsom, and the Deacons of Donie Baptist Church.
On Feb. 2, 2021, the Lord gained an extremely “Special Angel,” Mary Ann Dunkin. The family will have a private service.