Martha Kennedy Cloy

CloyFuneral services for Martha Kennedy Cloy will be held Tuesday, October 21 at 3 PM at Davis Morris Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 PM at the funeral home.

Marty, Aunt Martha, Aunt Marty, Mert, or Grand Marty, as she was known by many, was born to Opal and Duane Kennedy on April 17, 1941, along with her twin brother Mike in San Angelo,Texas . She was a true west Texas girl who traveled with her family and lived in Tulia, started school in San Angelo, and spent time as a child in Mason, Abilene, and San Marcos. She graduated from South Park High School in Beaumont, Texas in 1959. Marty married Danny Cloy in 1960 and they had 3 children, Michael, Po and Julie. While married to Danny, she led a semi-nomadic life traveling and following the pipeline with the Cloy clan. She dearly loved to see the world and lived in Norwich, England for a year with her children while Danny was working on a pipeline in the North Sea. After leaving Beaumont, she learned to work as a single parent and lived in Midland, Texas working as a credit manager for the oil industry prior to moving to Brownwood in 1998. Marty, known as "Dorothy" along with Joyce Coffey, Diane Shaw and Charla Gamble made up their own "Golden Girls" group. The "Girls" spent many hours sharing laughter and fun times.

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Billy Ray Mitchell

MitchellBillySrGraveside services for Billy Mitchell, Sr. will be Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Eastlawn Memorial Park with a Department of Public Safety flag presentation. Interment will follow in the cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Heartland Funeral Home Early, Texas.

Mr. Mitchell passed away Monday at Scott and White Hospital Temple, Texas.

Billy was born December 18, 1937 in Tye, Texas to James Louie and Mary Genease Dumis Mitchell. He was married to Peggy Jo Tiller. Billy attended school in Abilene graduating from Abilene High in 1955. He joined the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Summit County, USS Cook County and the USS Stone County. He also served as a Fireman with the Abilene Fire Department. Billy served as a state trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety for 33 years, he was stationed in Mc Camey, Texas, Sweetwater, Texas, Abilene, Texas, and Brownwood, Texas. He was presently living in Temple, Texas. He was a Baptist. Billy loved to fish, hunt, work with stained glass and ceramics.

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Wilma Maxine Cross

CrossWilmaMaxineMaxine passed away Tuesday morning October 14, 2014, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.  She was born March 4, 1926 in Callahan County to Herman and Pearl Rudloff.  She married R.L. "Bob" Cross, June 1, 1946 in Coleman, Texas.  They lived in the Houston and Austin areas for several years before retiring to Early.  Maxine worked for GMAC for several years.  She loved cooking for people and was a good cook!  Her cakes and banana pudding became famous at church socials.

Maxine was always the life of the party!  She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Brownwood.

Survivors include nieces, Carolyn Stevens of Early, Betty Delman and husband Don of Midlothian, Susie Barfknect and husband Tony of Eden; nephew, Bob Rudloff of Eden as well as several other nephews.

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Lucille Miller

Funeral services for Lucille Miller, 93, of Sherman, formerly of Brownwood, will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 18, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in Rochelle Cemetery under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home.   Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, October 17, at the funeral home.

Ms. Miller died on Saturday, October 11, 2014, in Denison Texas.

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Inez Marie Russell

RussellInezFuneral Services for Inez Marie Russell, age 61, of Coleman, will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, October 17, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brian Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home.   The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 16, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Russell passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at a local nursing facility.

Inez Marie Womack was born on August 4, 1953 in Bay City County, Texas to Thomas and Martha Lawrence Womack.  She lived in Matagorda, Texas until the age of ten and then moved to Fort Worth.

For most of her adult life she had lived in the Brownwood and Coleman area and on July 3, 1995, Inez married Wylie Russell Sr. in Brown County.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Haven of Hope Church in Brownwood.

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Juan “Mono” Romero


Juan “Mono” Romero, 19, of Brownwood, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014, in Brownwood.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel.  Juan will be laid to rest in Greenleaf cemetery, following the chapel service.  A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, with a rosary service beginning at 7:00pm.

Juan Roman “Mono” Romero was born September 5, 1995, in Brownwood, TX, to his father, Francisco Juan Romero, and his mother, Mary Ann Bastardo Rodriguez and Federico Rodriguez.  Juan was a very outgoing and fun loving person.  He had a great sense of humor and really enjoyed joking with his friends and family.  Juan also enjoyed fishing, rapping, and bike riding.  Juan had a very strong work ethic and was willing to do what was necessary to get the job done.  Juan was a great person, a wonderful son, an amazing nephew, and a good friend.  Juan was also very excited about becoming a father and getting to meet his son, who is due in February.  Juan will be dearly missed by all that knew him and loved him.

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Jean Harris

HarrisJean Harris, 89, of Brownwood, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014, in Brownwood.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, October 13, 2014, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel.  Jean will be laid to rest at Cox Cemetery in McCullough County, following the chapel service.

Winna Jean (Willborn) Harris was born November 3, 1924 in Holt, TX, to Bill and Sally (Chitwood) Willborn.  Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brownwood, TX.  Jean, while living in Post, TX was active with her husband in the various civic activities.  She returned to Brown County area in the late 1970’s.  Jean had interests in various things, such as square dancing and was a big fan and follower of high fashion.

Jean was preceded in death by four husbands; her son, Gregory Don Penn, six brothers, and four sisters.

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Clayton Henderson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Clayton Henderson, age 68, of Lake Brownwood, Texas will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2013 at Lake Brownwood Dam Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Henderson passed away September 18, 2014 in the VA Hospital in Temple, Texas.  Cremation was under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

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Johnny Lee McGlasson

McGlassonJohnnyFuneral services for Johnny Lee McGlasson, 55, of Brownwood, will be held at 10 am on Saturday, October 11, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Barnum officiating. Interment will follow in Rocky Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm this evening, October 10, at the funeral home.

Mr. McGlasson passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, in Brownwood.

Johnny McGlasson was born on August 30, 1959, in Brownfield Texas, a son of Billy Joe McGlasson and Sandra Gene Maxwell McGlasson. He graduated from Denver City High School in 1977 and had spent most of his adult life living in Brownwood. On November 25, 1980, Johnny married the love of his life Tressie Reeder.

He worked as a Diesel Technician for McCorkle Truck Lines Inc. and had enjoyed anything that had to do with being out on the water in his spare time, like skiing and fishing, camping and fishing, spending time with his two little sidekicks, Sandy and Girl, and fishing…

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Elroy Poindexter

poindexderElroy Poindexter,  loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at his home in Early, Texas surrounded by his loving family at the age 70.  Services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early.  Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral Home.

Elroy was born on November 19, 1943 in Hartson, Oklahoma to Clarence and Ruby Mae Riggs Poindexter.  He was married to Ronda Portnajamer in Mills County on September 8, 1981 and was a mechanic prior to his failing health.  Elroy has been a resident of Early for the past eight years and had previously lived in Goldthwaite for forty two years.  He will be remembered for being happy, loving, caring,  positive, compassionate and never minded lending a helping hand to anyone in need.  He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife Ronda Poindexter of Early; nine children Kenzie Poindexter of Early, Robby Poindexter of Early, Douglas Portnajmer and wife Gina of Bedford, Erocia Donahoo and husband Roland of Brownwood, Veronica Burgin and husband Stephen of Abilene, Denise Johnson of Goldthwaite, Kevin Poindexter and wife  Rosa of Goldthwaite, Tommy Poindexter and wife Denise of Killeen, Tracie Savage and husband Richard of Brownwood, Candace Terrell of Fort Worth; grandchildren Ashlee Emerson, Shanah Salinas, Daniel Salinas, Nikki DeLa Hoya, Kevin Poindexter Jr., D.J. Patterson, Nate Thomas, Davin Johnson, Thomas “Buddy” ElRoy Poindexter, Michael, Jesse and Damon Portnajmer, Shaylee Donahoo and Lenzie Burgin; great grandchildren McKennah Stewart, Ernest, Joel and Addie DeLa Hoya; sisters Lorrine Hammer of Stone Bluff, OK, Linda Tomlinson of Missouri; a brother Gary Poindexter of Haskell, OK;  sister-in-law Sharon Poer and husband Randy of Brownwood; brother-in-law Tim Portnajamer and wife Gina of Early; father-in-law Frank Portnajamer and Maggie Kanadda; mother-in-law Betty Jordy and by numerous nieces and nephews.

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