Obituaries -- May 2, 2013


Margie Nell Davis Mullen, 85, of Frankston, Texas passed away April 25, 2013 in Tyler, Texas. Visitation with the family was held at Capps Funeral Home in Fairfield from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, and the funeral service was held Monday, April 29th at Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield with Bro. Gaylan Henry officiating.

Margie Nell was born December 31, 1927, to William Eugene and Evalena Cannon Davis of Fairfield, Texas. She graduated from Fairfield High School. Margie Nell married Deward Mullen, also of Fairfield, in 1953. Over the years, Margie Nell and Deward served together pastoring churches in Nacogdoches, Crockett, Arlington, and Frankston.

Margie Nell was preceded in death by her parents, William Eugene and Evalena Cannon Davis. Margie Nell is survived by her husband of 60 years, Deward Mullen of Frankston; her children Jerry Davis and Margaret Mullen of Burleson, Nina and Randy Burgett of Arlington, Reba Bateman of Waco, Lola Hampton of Arlington, and Dana and GiGi Mullen of Dallas; plus 11 Grandchildren and 32 Great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Deloris Goldsmith of Waco, Jolene Rochelle of Hewitt and Donna Ritter of Fairfield; as well as a host of other close relatives and friends.

Margie Nell was a one-of-a-kind woman who enriched the lives of others each and every day, as she followed her God-charted design. Her multi-faceted legacy will forever continue and her passion will be passed on to all who were blessed to know her.

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Deacon Johnnie Pelton passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Teague, Texas. ?He was born on October 26, 1922 in Teague to Walter and Rosie Powers Pelton.

He was the oldest of three siblings. Johnnie attended and graduated from Furney Richardson School System. He furthered his education by attending Prairie View A&M College in Prairie View, Texas. Mr. Pelton went to CC Camp where attended Automotive Mechanic School. He served in the United States Army in Korea and in the Philippines. He was a Veteran of World War II. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Asia Primitive Baptist church in Teague until October 1998 when Asia and Antioch Asia Primitive Baptist Churches merged. He attended until his death. He married Mary Ann Williams Pelton on May 12, 1946, and they were blessed with five children. They were married for 66 years. Johnnie was a laborer at the Teague Brick Plant Company for 23 years; he was a farmer and rancher; a Foster Grandparent with Mexia State School; a hospital Aide with Teague General Hospital; Foster Grandparent at Teague Elementary School. He served in the Furney Richardson ISD; President of the Furney Richardson Community Center; Masonic Lodge of Teague, Texas; County Extension Agent Representative; Teague ISD School Board Member.

Deacon Pelton is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann Williams Pelton of Teague, his sons Johnny Roy and wife Linda of Harker Heights, Texas; Lonnie R. (Willie) of Teague, Texas; Alford (Kaella) of Fort Worth, Texas; Joseph and wife Norma of Dallas, Texas; his daughter Rose Mary Nemons of Teague, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Deacon Pelton were held at noon on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Teague High School Auditorium. Pastor Lonnie R. Pelton officiated the services and Pastor Anthony DaWayne Nemons, of St. Mathews Missionary Baptist church in Washington, Texas, was the Eulogist. Interment was at Asia Cemetery in Teague. Active pallbearers were his grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of the Community.

Final arrangements were entrusted to Emanuel Funeral Homes of Teague.

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