MEXIA - Lauren Adrienne Green, 21, left her earthly home after a year-long battle with leukemia on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Mexia. Burial will follow immediately after in the Mexia Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Blair - Stubbs Funeral Home in Mexia. The family has requested that everyone wear western attire or bright colors in honor of Lauren's life.

Lauren entered our lives on April 26, 1986. With her very first breath she brought joy, pride and love to her parents, that they could never have imagined before that moment. It was a tough road, but one that she never gave in to. Lauren was always positive and had a smile on her face, even when she was feeling bad.

Lauren attended school in Mexia and graduated in 2004 in the top 10%. She was a member of the National Honor Society. Lauren received many honors while in high school. She was color guard captain for three years. She was lovingly referred to as “Captain Strict” and went to State solo and ensemble four years. During her junior high years, she received many top honors at the Regional Science and went to State one year.

In 2004 Lauren began her journey at Tarleton State University. This would be a journey of learning and friendships. She was a member of the Tarleton State Band, the Sound and the Fury. She was a member of the color guard and was to be captain this fall. She made many friends in the band and loved them all. The best times of her short life were spent in Stephenville. She was a member of Tau Beta Sigma, Alpha Zeta and Collegiate FFA. She continued to take online classes through Tarleton just to be a part. Every semester she made plans to return.

Lauren had many hobbies. She loved to scrapbook and mod-pogde things. Her favorite pastime was riding her horse, Turbo and her being with her dog, Ranger. She loved her red Dodge truck with all the stickers on the back. Lauren loved to go muddin', fishin'’ and being outdoors in general.

During the summer and vacations, Lauren worked at Tractor Supply and made some close friends. She loved talking to the ‘old farmers' and wanted to help them in any way possible. She was loved by many of her customers.

Survivors include her parents, Richard and Robin Green of Mexia, grandfathers, Alvin Green of Coolidge, and C.A. Melcher of Mexia; aunt, Sharon G. Riendfliesch; cousins, Meagan Green, Jacob Moore and Jordan Moore of Reisel. Also surviving is a very special aunt, Patsy Copeland of Mexia; cousins, Mike and Patti Whittington, Garrett Whittington, and Clayton Whittington. She leaves behind a host of other relatives.

Also left to cherish many wonderful memories is Lauren's roommate and BFF, Meghan McCoy and special roommate, Ashley Viator. Another special friend is Kelly Robinson.

Special memories are shared by her sisters of Tau Beta Sigma and the brothers of Kappa Kappa Si.

A scholarship fund has been established at First Mexia Bank for those who care to contribute in lieu of flowers.

Please visit www.blair-stubbs.com to leave a memorial message or sign the guest book.

Published Nov. 15, 2007

Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Dessie Juanita Ramseur

STEPHENVILLE - Dessie Juanita Ramseur, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at a Stephenville Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at the Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel in Gorman with Durward Webb officiating. Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Lingleville.

Mrs. Ramseur was born in Lingleville on March 9, 1920, to Charles Allen, Sr., and Annie Pearl Bays Allen. She married Ralph Ramseur in 1948 in Fort Worth. Mrs. Ramseur had been the head dietician at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, a licensed vocational nurse and a school teacher. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She lived in the Bays Community near Lingleville from 1958 to 2002, since then she had been in a nursing facility.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ralph, and a sister, Elva Loreta Kelley.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Tarver of Gorman, a brother, Charles Allen, Jr., of Stephenville, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Published Nov. 15, 2007

Stephenville Empire-Tribune