Marion Rowland Hoff, Jr.

hoffMarion Rowland Hoff, Jr. of Brady died Friday, February 1, 2013, in a Brownwood nursing home after a long battle with Alzheimer's.  He was born on Jan. 10, 1937 to M. R. Hoff, Sr. and Mackey Agnes Wood Hoff in Charleston, West Virginia.  Although born in Charleston, he spent his early years moving to secret locations in the United States while his father was a chemist on the Manhattan Project. In 1945 when his father had completed his contribution to World War II, the family moved to Orange, Texas which Rowland considered his home. Rowland was a 1962 graduate of Texas A&M and always an Aggie at heart. By profession, Rowland was VP of Finance for a leading manufacturer.  He served in the US Army in Korea for two years.

A wonderful husband, father, step-father and grandfather he loved his family.  His other loves were traveling in the motorhome, volleyball, tennis, performing in community theater and restoring old cars.

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Donald Wayne Jackson

Jackson_donaldDonald Wayne Jackson age 66 of Brownwood passed away February 1, 2013 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
He was born December 26, 1946 in Brady Texas to Edgar Roy and Annie Lee Jackson. He worked for Pepsi for 25 years, and loved bingo and camping. He married the love of his life Sharon Holster in Brownwood on December 9, 1966. Donald loved everyone and everyone loved him.

Donald is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Robert Jackson and wife Susan of Zephyr, Roy Jackson and wife Laura of Brownwood, 2 daughters Missy Gowin of Bangs, and Crystal Welker and husband Coy of Brownwood, 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Bertie Powell and husband Melvin of Brownwood, Shirley Powell of Brownwood and two brothers Larry Jackson and wife Debbie of Brownwood and Alvin Jackson and wife Katherine of Lampasas and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.

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Frances Marie Johnson

JohnsonFrancesFuneral services for Frances Johnson, age 80 of Early, will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 4, 2013 in the Salt Creek Baptist Church with Jimmie Mize officiating.  Burial will follow in the Salt Creek Cemetery under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home of Brownwood.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 5:00.

Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, January 31, 2013 in Odessa.

Frances was born on August 30, 1932 in Mitchell County to Robert and Lela (Hines) Prescott.  She attended Buford and Colorado City schools and married Bob Johnson on September 9, 1950 in Buford, Texas.  In 1957, Frances and Bob moved to Early.

Frances was an active member of Salt Creek Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for a number of years.  She also served her community as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader for her children.  Frances at one time owned Mexico Inn and also worked in sales.  In her spare time, she enjoyed music, dancing, reading books, and mastering cross-word puzzles.

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Gladys Irene (Strickland) Mahan

mchanGladys Irene (Strickland) Mahan, age 94, of Brownwood died Wednesday night at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Slaymaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 PM on Friday at the funeral home.

She was born Gladys Irene Clack, daughter of Sim and Laura Lee Ratliff Clack, in Elkins, Brown County, Texas on June 8, 1918. She married John David Strickland on December 31, 1969 in Novice, Texas. He preceded her in death and she later married C. G. "Bo" Ransom on October 11, 1975 in Brownwood. Following his death she married Ellis Mahan on June 12, 1992 at the Concorde Baptist Church near Bangs. He also preceded her in death.

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Kay Hill

Kay Hill, 64, of Blanket passed away January 31, 2013 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Services for Kay will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday February 4, 2013 at Blaylock Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Slaymaker officiating. Interment will follow at Indian Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday Feb. 3, 2013 from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. at Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.  The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Virginia Gonzalez

gonzalez_virginiaFuneral services for Virginia Gonzalez will be Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Heartland Funeral Chapel Early, Texas. Interment will follow at the Bangs Cemetery Bangs, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Heartland Funeral Home.

She was born November 24, 1953 to Sipiriano and Gabina Herrera Partida in Yoakum, Texas. She passed away Monday January 28, 2013 in Abilene, Texas.

Virginia served as an educational aid with the Bangs ISD for many years. Virgina was married to Santiago Gonzalez August 19, 1981 in Fredericksburg, Texas. They have lived in Bangs since 1986. Her hobbies were sewing, crocheting, cooking and gardening. She was a member of the New Testament Holiness Church in Bangs, Texas.

Virginia is survived by her husband Santiago Gonzalez of Bangs, Texas, son Joseph Hernandez of Dallas, Texas, a daughter Angeline Fletcher of Pearl City, Hawaii.

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Elsie Arlene Chavers Adams

adams_eliseElsie Arlene Chavers Adams, 84, of Lake Brownwood, TX, passed from this earthly life into her loving Heavenly Father’s arms on January 29, 2013 after a struggle with a serious illness, during which she continued to show love and strength.

Elsie was born December 11, 1928, in Cottage Hill, FL to the late Bruce and Gladys Chavers, the second of six children.  She was a missionary and member of New Testament Holiness Church for many years.

She is survived by her; son Richard Larry Ashley of Brownwood; daughters Joyce Pugh of Early, Sheila Hendrix and husband Don of Floresville, TX, Charlotte Cook and husband Byron of Pensacola, FL.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Seaborn Chavers and wife Gail of McDavid, Fl; seventeen nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Bruce and Gladys Chavers; brothers Mallory Chavers, Melvin Chavers, Raymond Chavers; sister Ethel Chavers; and grand-daughter Taunja Adams.

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Helen L. Kelcy

Helen L. Kelcy, age 94, of Brownwood and formerly of Blanket died at 2:30 PM Monday in the Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 AM Thursday in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Mize officiating.  Burial will follow under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early.    Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Helen was born October 7, 1918 in Brownwood the daughter of Cyris and Rosa Anna Hulsey Wheat.  She was married to Jim Kelcy who preceded her in death and had been a homemaker most of her life.  She was a member of the Salt Creek Baptist Church and had lived in Blanket most of her life.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Pemberton and husband Leon of Snyder; a granddaughter, Leslie Pemberton; 2 grandsons, Jeremy Kelcy and Nico DaAmato; brother, Oscar Wheat; and other family, Jacob and John Schwab as well as several nieces and nephews.

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Harold James Mobley

MobleyHarold J. Mobley, 59, of Brownwood , went to be with the Lord at 6:30 PM on January 28, 2013, at his home in Brownwood .

Memorial services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, February 2, in the Netherton   Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brian Hall officiating.

Harold James Mobley was born on July 1, 1953, in Hooks Texas, to Afton Finis Mobley and Dorothy Jo Hilton Mobley. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines and on December 19, 1975, he married the love of his life, Linda Belew in Kaufman Texas .

Harold had been a truck driver for 38 years and had lived in Brownwood since 2006, moving here from the Metroplex. He was very a very dedicated family man and his favorite pastime was telling stories of the past to his family members. Harold loved the mountains and the country life and always considered himself a “country boy”.

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Vivian Joyce Strickland

StricklandMemorial services for Vivian Joyce Strickland, 80, of Brownwood, will be held at 4 pm on Saturday, February 2, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brian Hall officiating.

Ms. Strickland passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Vivian “Joyce” Strickland was born on November 6, 1932, in Burkett Texas to Ben and Leah Strickland. She was raised and attended school in Burkett and later moved to Midland, where she retired from Kmart and later worked as the Activity Coordinator at Manor Park Nursing Home for many years.

She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed cooking, playing card games, and bingo. Joyce loved to travel and had a smile and a laugh that would light up any room. She battled many health issues over the years, and numerous doctors had referred to her as a walking miracle.

She had lived in Brownwood since 2000, moving here from Miles Texas and had resided at Brownwood Retirement Village where she had made many friends and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

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