Larry Wayne Smith, 48, of Early went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at the Abilene Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church in Brownwood. Larry was born October 19, 1964, in Brownwood to Bobby and Connie Smith. He was married to Joyce Chancy in Bangs, Texas, and lived in Brownwood most of his life. Larry worked at Walmart in Brownwood for the last 5 years and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed playing video games and collecting hats and knives. Larry was a Christian who loved country music.
Trevor Aaron Michael Wright, age 18, went to be with the Lord and his mother on January 9, 2013, at his home in Early, TX, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Funeral Services for Trevor will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Davis Morris Funeral Home, 800 Center Ave., Brownwood with Keegan Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM, Friday at the funeral home.
Trevor was born to Latricia Wright on January 8, 1995, in Brownwood, TX, and lived all of his life in Brownwood and Early. He was a student at Early High School and employed at Sonic Drive-In in Early, TX. He was a member of Indian Gap Baptist Church. Trevor was very devoted to his faith in the Lord. He was an inspiration to each and everyone’s lives that he touched. He was a very loving son, brother, cousin, and friend. Trevor was a very happy person. Trevor also had another house he called home. It was at the home of his beloved cousins, Wade and Matt Lowrey, and parents, Mike and Tammy Lowrey. Trevor will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.
A special thank you to all of Trevor’s friends who were in attendance, called, or texted birthday wishes for Trevor on January 8, 2013, for his 18th birthday party. The party was something Trevor had been looking forward to, and his friends made this occasion very special for Trevor.
A Celebration of Life service for Norman Paul Millican, 78, of Irving will be held Sunday, January 13, 2013 at First Baptist Irving with Pastor John Durham officiating.
Walter Judson Cadenhead Jr., 80, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home on Bowen Road in Arlington.
Walter was born Jan. 5, 1933, to Walter and Enid Cadenhead. He graduated from Brownwood High in 1950, and went on to attend Howard Payne and the University of Texas at Austin. Walter was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. Once he finished his service, he served his local community as a banker until he retired in 1998 as the bank manager at Norwest in Kennedale; which is now known as Wells Fargo. Walter was a proud member of the B.O.P. Elks for 51 years. His biggest pleasures in life were his lake place, fishing, boating, golf and enjoying his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Enid.
Ruby Mae Collier, age 76, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2012, at the Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2013, at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood under the Direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home, 800 Center Avenue in Brownwood.
Ruby was born on January 21, 1936, in Bangs, Texas, to Charlie and Ida Singletary Townsend and lived her entire life in Brown County. She married Kenneth Collier on July 6, 1957, in Brownwood, and she worked 10 years at ARA Food Service in Brownwood. Ruby was a member of Faith Baptist Church and TOPS Club #729 in Brownwood.
Ruby is survived her daughters, Lyndia Collier of Brownwood and Jo Ellen Collier of Brownwood; brothers, Tommy Townsend and wife Elva of Lubbock, Texas, and Kenneth Edwards of Lockey, Texas; sister-in-law, Lela Mae Smith of Brownwood, and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Larry D. Blankinship, age 71, of Brownwood will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Greenleaf Cemetery. Interment will follow under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home & Cremations.
Estelle Weathers, age 98, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Oak Ridge Manor in Brownwood. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Pecan Wells Cemetery in Hamilton County under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home, 800 Center Ave., Brownwood.
Estelle was born December 27, 1914, in Irving, Texas, to James and Myrtle Hogan Gossett. She married J.C. Weathers on May 25, 1935, and they came to Brownwood in 1958. Estelle worked as a Nurse’s Aide and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.
Estelle is survived by her sons, Carl Weathers and wife Mickey Jean of Lubbock, Texas, and Jay Weathers and wife Glenda of Gatesville, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren and 9 great- great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Larry P. Welch, age 60, of Brownwood will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Netherton Funeral Home with Pastor Stan Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Goldthwaite Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Welch died January 3, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Larry was born March 8, 1952 in Goldthwaite to Arris D. “Monk” and Lillian K. Welch. He married Shirley C. Silnicki on March 27, 1982 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and they moved to Brown County in 1999. He was a life-long truck driver and business man who stayed busy all the time. He even relaxed by working. He was a loving husband, father and friend.
Those left behind to cherish his memories are his wife, Shirley C. Welch of Brown County; children, Daniel and Tessa Welch, J.D. and Kandace Welch, Michael and Tiffany Welch, all of Brown County and Heather Gray of Leavenworth, Kansas; grandchildren, Kaytlin, Mackenzie, Addison, Hunter and Haley; and brother Michael R. Welch and wife, Barbara of Goldthwaite.
Ruby Mae Collier, age 76, of Brownwood passed away on December 31, 2012, in Abilene, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM, Friday, January 11, 2013 at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood.