Sue Roberts

RobertsSueFuneral services for Sue Roberts, age 68, of Brownwood, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 16, in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Jimmie Mize officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5-7 P.M. today at the funeral home.

Sue passed away Friday afternoon, September 13, 2013, at Brownwood Nursing & Rehab surrounded by family.

She was born January 22, 1945, in Brownwood, the daughter of the late Ira Andrew and Julia Mae George Hicks. She was married to Darvin “Dobby” Roberts in Brownwood on July 28, 1961. She retired from the Texas Youth Commission as secretary of maintenance and was a Baptist. She enjoyed crafting, playing card and board games, and spending time with family. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.

Sue was preceded in death by her father, Ira Andrew Hicks, and her husband Darvin “Dobby” Roberts.

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Gladys Moore

Gladys Moore  age 85 of Brownwood, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in a Brownwood nursing home.  There are no services planned and cremation is under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.

Geraldine “Gladys” Moore was born August 23, 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas to J.H. Moore and Lizzy Teague Moore.  She had been a resident at the Mulberry House in Brownwood for many years.

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Gerald Stephen Schwartz

SchwartzGerald Stephen Schwartz, 66, of Blanket, passed from his earthly home on September 11, 2013. He was surrounded by his wife Betty and several of his children.

Steve was born on March 11, 1947 in Roswell New Mexico . He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War and the latter years of his life he spent ranching, gardening and fishing.

He is survived by wife of 31 years Betty; six children, Rachel and Kolby of Oklahoma., and Amanda, Danny Ray, Jason and Brad of Texas. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother Mozelle Lincoln, father Bert Schwartz and brother Donald Schwartz of Midland Texas .

Funeral services for Steve Schwartz will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, September 15, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with Weldon Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery . Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, September 14, at the funeral home.

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Stanley Gray Anderson

andersoneditedStanley Anderson, 69, of Brownwood Texas, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at his home in Brownwood.

Stanley Gray Anderson was born in Little Rock Arkansas on September 29, 1944,  to James L Anderson and Mildred Gray Anderson and grew up in Chico Texas. Stanley retired from the City of Arlington in 2005 and was an avid motorcycle rider with a tremendous love for the great outdoors.

Memorial services will be held at a later date under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home and Cremations in Brownwood.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 46 years, May Anderson; his children, Cheryl Evans of Fort Worth Texas, Cyndi Haapapuro of Eustis Florida, Marty Anderson of Burleson Texas and Steven Anderson of North Port Florida; eight wonderful and loving grandchildren; Davin, Brittani, Clay, Mitchell, Shannon, Gray, Riley and Aydan and four great-grandchildren; Chloe, Peyton, Conner, and Carson.

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Steve Morelock

morelockStephen Scott Morelock passed away on September 9, 2013, in Austin, Texas, surrounded by his family. Steve was born to Roy Farmer Morelock and Ila Bettis Morelock on June 20, 1938 in Galveston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Martha Thorlin, and a brother, Roy Samuel Morelock.

Steve spent most of his adult life in Brownwood, Texas, but he and his family had lived in Austin for the past 23 years. He will be remembered best for the love he had for his family and friends, his country, the Texas Longhorns, and God. He was a family man first and a trusted friend who was always there when there was a need. Steve had a unique ability to serve, and people from all walks of life leaned on him for strength, advice and assistance.

He also believed in community service and was an active participant all his life. Steve served in the U.S. military and later as president of the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, treasurer for the Salvation Army, president of the Rotary Club and Brownwood Jaycees, and he chaired the March of Dimes and Easter Seals many times. He was selected Outstanding Young Man of Brownwood for his service to the community. While in Austin, he delivered Meals on Wheels during his lunch hour every week.
For many years, Steve owned and operated the Morelock Funeral Home. Prior to that, he was a loan officer and cashier at Citizens National Bank, and he had been employed at the Texas Workforce Commission for more than two decades.

After Steve and Paula sold Morelock Funeral Home, they moved to Austin in 1990 and have remained there, but they never lost touch with their Brownwood friends. Steve was quick to tell new friends about his deep roots in Brown County, Texas.

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Catherine R. Hanson

hansonCatherine Rippetoe Hanson passed to her Heavenly Home on Saturday, September 7, 2013 in Early, Texas. Catherine was born in Comanche County on July 29, 1921 to Lucy George Rippetoe and O.E. Rippetoe.

Catherine attended Comyn and DeLeon public schools, graduating from DeLeon high school in 1939. After graduation, Catherine moved to Dallas working at various jobs. In 1942, she was employed throughout the war years at North American Aviation in Dallas as a "Rosie the Riveter" building airplanes for the war effort. She moved to Comanche in 1946 and began her career with Texas Power and Light.
She soon met and married Carl Henry Hanson in 1947. They moved to Brownwood where both were employed and retired from TP&L. Catherine retired from TP&L in April 1976 after 30 years of service.

Catherine was a member of the First Baptist Church in Early, Texas and was very active in many community organizations including the Brown's County Sheriff's Possettes', the Brown County Regional Hospital's Pink Ladies Auxiliary. She delivered Meals on Wheels for eleven years, was very active in her Church and was always available with a helping hand.

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Betty K. Wright

wrightBetty K. Wright, 79, of Brownwood went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

Betty was born on August 22, 1934, in Coleman, Texas, to Dorothy and M.T. "Red" Kelly. Betty married Russell Wright on November 20, 1959, at the Early Baptist Church. Russell and Betty spent the next 54 years living in Brown County.

Betty was a member of Early Baptist Church for many years until her death. Betty worked for GTE and Verizon for thirty-two years until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Betty is survived by her husband, Russell, of Brownwood; a daughter, Teresa Rives and her husband Thomas of New Braunfels; one brother Tom Kelly and his wife Frances; two grand-daughters, Tiffany Holder and her husband Daniel of New Braunfels, Renee Bading and her husband Justin of New Braunfels; three great-grandchildren, Billy Layne and Thomas Wyatt Holder, and Joplin Ann Bading.

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Kenneth Martin Osborn Sr.

OsburnKennethSrKenneth Martin Osborn Sr., age 73, of Mullin passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Abilene Regional Medical Center.

Services for Kenneth will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Phillips officiating.  Interment will follow at Santa Anna Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday evening from at Blaylock Funeral Home.

Kenneth was born on June 20, 1940 to Bill and Sarah (Hurt) Osborn in Comanche. In December of 1958, he married his beautiful wife of 54 years, Marcie Wellborn, in Eastland. He was a longtime resident of Mullin. He also was a member of Christian Fellowship Groups in Early. Kenneth drove trucks for Gandy’s Milk Company and Nelson Wholesale for a number of years. His hobbies were fishing, gardening, and he really enjoyed his animals.

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Emily Ann Cottrell

CottrellEmilyAnnEmily Ann Cottrell, age 87, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 1, 2013, surrounded by family.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday, September 7, at High Mesa Cowboy Church, 1100 High Mesa Drive with Pastor Todd King officiating. Burial was private.

Ann was born on May 18, 1926, in Kelton, Texas, to Bascom Price and Nellie Lee Chilton Price. She was married to Sherman Cottrell on July 16, 1953, in Borger, Texas, and together they came to Brownwood in 1976. Ann worked at Joe Loudamy’s Dress Shop and at the Ranch House. She was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church and also attended Southside Baptist Church and Early First Baptist Church. Ann enjoyed sewing, cooking and love playing games especially cards and 42. She loved her family and devoted her life to them.

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Emery Martindale

MartindaleFuneral services for Emery Martindale, age 72, of Brownwood, will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

Emery Sherwood Martindale passed from this world of sorrows and pain into the arms of Jesus on August 31, 2013.  He was born on September 15, 1940 at March Field, Riverside CA to Edna Meta Dietz and Emery Sherwood Martindale.  Raised in San Angelo, Texas, he graduated from the new Central High School in 1959 and attended University of Texas as a scholarship athlete in football and track and field.  Emery graduated from Hardin Simmons University in the fall of 1965. Upon graduation, he and Jan Hampton married and were blessed with two children, Shawna McCabe of San Antonio and Trey Martindale of Memphis Tennessee. In July of 1975, Emery and Veletta Michael Mokri were married at their A-frame house on Lake Brownwood, soon after; he adopted his bride’s daughter Natasha. The following summer, they were blessed with a son, Emery Scott Martindale.

Emery possessed a large personality and even bigger heart for loving people. Depending upon the day, you could find him mowing the "mountain" at the family home in which he took so much pride, scrub brush in hand trying to make an old car look new at Texas Motors, with his clip board taking count for Sunday school at Austin Avenue, or cheering on his beloved Longhorns on a Saturday afternoon. He was truly a one-of-a-kind character that is impossible to limit into words. He loved the Lord and was a loyal servant at Austin Avenue Church of Christ, serving as a deacon for the youth group for several years. Emery felt most alive when surrounded by kids serving the lord. He went on various missionary trips to Mexico, hosted "Normer's” famous Super bowl parties and always opened the doors to youth huddle meetings. In Emery's world, nothing was done half way - if he was involved, it was like him, big and bold.

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