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John Raymond Clark, Jr.

John Raymond Clark, Jr., age 59, of Brownwood died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Per his wishes, Mr. Clark will be cremated under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

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Alvin Biggs

Graveside Services for Alvin Biggs, age 55, of Brownwood will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Zephyr Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 5-7 at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Alvin passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his residence. He was born on September 9, 1959 to Mary Black in Brownwood, Texas. Alvin graduated from Zephyr High School. He loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing.

Alvin is survived by his mother, Mary Robertson of Brownwood; aunt, Sue Biggs of Zephyr; cousins, Scott and Chris Biggs, and D’lin Cagle. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

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Curtis Wayne Kennedy

Curtis Wayne Kennedy, 62, of Brownwood passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at his Brownwood home.  A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.

Curtis was born November 1, 1952 in Roswell, NM to the parentage of Laroy Kennedy and Betty Morgan.  Curtis was a giving man who loved to help others and loved to paint.  He was a past member of the Brownwood Art Association.

Curtis was preceded in death by both parents and sister, Layne Kennedy.

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Ottis “Woody” Chambers

ChambersWoodyOttis Durwood “Woody” Chambers passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his home in Lake Brownwood, Texas.

He was born November 12, 1936 in New Mexico to Delton and Ressie May Anderson Chambers. Woody started in the oilfield in 1954 at the age of 17 as a rough neck. At the age of 19, he became a driller in Odessa, Texas. In 1959, he moved back to Rising Star and started farming and ranching and working part time for various drilling companies. In 1973 to 1978 he moved into oilfield management. In 1978 to 1981 he owned and operated his own drilling company. Woody then semi retired and worked part time in the oilfield and construction until 2002. He started working part time for Good Samaritan Ministries and fishing, he loved both.

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Joseph Donald Jackson III

JacksonFuneral Services for Joseph Donald Jackson III, will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015, 2:00 pm at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Rocky Creek Cemetery . The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Baby Joseph entered this world on January 6, 2015 in Brownwood to be with his loving parents, Joseph Jr. and Jennifer (Hathcock) Jackson. This simply stunning angel blessed all who came in contact with him for four wonderful months before Jesus called him Home on May 17, 2015. If Baby Joseph was awake, he was smiling. Though Baby Joseph's time on Earth was short, his memory will live on with those he leaves behind.

This includes his parents, Joseph and Jennifer Jackson; his brothers, Cyrus Jackson and Brayden Caine; his sister Makinzee Scantling; Grandmother, Linda Weathington; Grandfather, Riley Hathcock; Grandmother Leta Fowler and Zeke Fowler (Z-Daddy); his aunts and uncles, Natasha Jackson, Damian and Jessica Jefferson, Tray and Kendra Jackson, Nate and Geanna Chisholm, Dalton and Ashley Fowler, Adam and Nikki Sherril, Rachel Nicole, Charles Copher and Chaney Fowler.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joseph Donald Jackson, Sr.

Online memorials may be made at www.davismorrisfuneral home.com.

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Blaine F. Quirl

quirlFuneral services for Blaine F. Quirl, age 97, of Zephyr will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Zephyr Baptist Church with Brian Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the Zephyr Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Wednesday afternoon prior to the funeral at Zephyr Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Blaine went to his eternal ranch in the sky to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Blaine F. Quirl was born to Arthur and Gracie Inez (Smith) Quirl on July 27, 1917 in Kilgore, Idaho. Blaine and his family moved to Zephyr, Texas in 1929. He attended school at Zephyr I.S.D. Blaine served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945. He then moved back to the Quirl home-place in Zephyr where he farmed and ranched. Blaine married, Ruby Williamson, in 1980. They enjoyed nearly 30 wonderful years together before her passing in April, 2009. Blaine was a rancher, cowboy, and protector of the land, but most of all, he was a real gentleman. He made a very generous and unselfish gift to the Zephyr I.S.D., donating a tract of his land for the new football field and track, which was named after him, Quirl Bulldog Field.  He also donated antique farm equipment to the Zephyr Historical Society. Blaine was a member of Zephyr Baptist Church.

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Daniel Gonzalez

Gonzalez1A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date for Daniel Olivas Gonzalez, age 74, of Brownwood. Daniel passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at a local nursing home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Daniel Olivas Gonzalez was born to Antonio Gonzalez Breceda and Juana Irene Olivas Gonzalez on November 17, 1940 in Juarez, Mexico. Daniel worked for Texas Feathers, Pulido’s, and Emilio’s.

Daniel is survived by his wife of 40 years, Maria De Los Angeles Gonzalez; children, Alejandro Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez, Gabriel Gonzalez, Maria De Los Angeles Gonzalez, Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Ramon Gonzalez, Daniel Antonio Gonzalez, Ulyses Gonzalez; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; sister, Yolanda Gonzalez Olivas Luna and husband Abelardo Rodriguez Luna; brother, Antonio Gonzalez Olivas and wife Donn Gonzalez. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Lucille Stout

StoutFuneral services for Lucille Stout, 94, of Brownwood, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 17, 2015 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

Audrey Lucille Stout passed into out Lord’s presence early Wednesday morning, May 13, 2015.  She was born in Garrett’ Bluff, Lamar County, Texas on October 29, 1920 to Wilburn and Mae Matthews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Leoma and Gladys, three brothers, Calvin, Junior, and Everett, a son Bob Ransburger, a daughter Naomi Inman and her beloved husband, Don Stout.

She is survived by two daughters, Dessa Mainer and husband Perry of Georgia, Yvonne Lewis and husband Randy of Oklahoma, and two sons James Rushing and wife Annita and Jim Stout and wife Jan, all of Brownwood.  She was also blessed with eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren as well as the unofficial children who knew her as Momma Rushing when she operated her day care for over twenty-five years.

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Retamay Gaines

GainesRetamay Gaines passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at her residence.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at Stevens Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 2:00 in Coleman Cemetery.  The Rev. Brad Slaten, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Retamay Brown Gaines was born March 2, 1917 in Coleman, Texas to Fenton and Alma Thompson Brown.  She attended school in Coleman and graduated from Coleman High School in 1934.  She married Maynard Gaines in 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1991.   She worked more than fifty years in the Coleman business community, having retired most recently from Coleman County State Bank as Vice President and Assistant Trust Officer.    She worked in various businesses in Coleman from the time that she was a Senior in high school until she retired in 1988 after a 28 year career in banking.

She was active in First United Methodist Church, serving as trustee, lay leader, Sunday School teacher, and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  In 1982 she was named “Outstanding Citizen” by the Coleman Chamber of Commerce.  She was a member of the Captain William Buckner Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was also a member of the Magna Carta Dames and the Huguenots.

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Charlie Bludworth

BludworthCharlie Bludworth, 70 years old of Brownwood, Texas went to meet Jesus on Saturday, May 9, 2015peacefully at home, while watching T.V., sitting in his favorite chair.  Charlie was born on March 24, 1945 in Dallas, TX.

If you knew Charlie, you knew that there was nobody quite like him.  He didn’t live to impress people, but made an impression on all he encountered.  His country disposition and witty personality brought so much joy and laughter to those around him.  Charlie was an avid hunter and lover of the outdoors. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother, Michael.  He loved watching God’s creation, and loved watching his hummingbirds at the feeder.His protective nature made all those he loved feel safe.  Charlie’s most treasured time was the time he spent with his granddaughter, Corinne Sheffield, also known by Charlie as “Peapot.”  They enjoyed cartoons every night and planting flowers.  He also loved bringing a smile and rocking granddaughter, Scout Sheffield, who he affectionately called “lunchbox.”  Charlie was so proud of his grandson, Trey Fawcett, who attends Baylor University.  “Mr. B” valued the friendships he made while hanging out with Keith, Juanita and the Cash Texas Pawn Crew.  Charlie made his greatest impact while coaching his children in baseball and softball for over 30 years. He loved to win but more importantly he spent time making each kid feel that they could achieve their goals.

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