Petra (Patsy) Aguirre was born July 24, 1924, in Melvin, Texas. Her husband Hilario and son Alonzo Wayne opened the gates of heaven and welcomed our mother home on October 26, 2014. She was the faithful wife of Hilario for 70 years and devoted mother to their children, Angelica Hernandez, Anna Jones, Asterida Aguirre, Alesia Jones, the late Alonzo Wayne Aguirre, Alexandra Laing, Aline Hollingsworth, Alva Aguirre-Farmer, Amanda Eaton, Arnulfo Ray Aguirre, Agoberto Donnell Aguirre, and Amadello Joe Aguirre.
She and Hilario were married September 22, 1940, in Melvin, Texas. Petra retired from Brownwood ISD. The couple has lived in Brownwood since 1953. She made many friends throughout the years and was a stranger to no one.
Her 31 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren were the light of her life. Petra was a good and faithful servant of the Lord. Her presence in our lives will be deeply missed.
The family will receive friends and family at Davis Morris Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Rosary will be on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Saint Mary's Queen of Peace Catholic church, 1103 Main Avenue. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, TX.
William Rick Thomas, Sr. (Bill), of Lake Brownwood, formerly of Pampa, Texas, passed away October 23, 2014 at his home surrounded by his wife and children.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday October 30, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownwood with Pastor Curt Schneider officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29, at the church.
Bill was born on June 29, 1951 in Pampa, Texas to Joy and Vesta Thomas. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Pampa. He graduated from Pampa High School in 1969 and attended Texas Tech University. Bill married Suzan Denise Mitchell on Dec. 29, 1973. Bill and his wife Suzan owned and operated Thomas Automotive in Pampa for over 20 years. After moving to Lake Brownwood, Bill was employed as Director of Fleet Services for the City of Brownwood and retired in June 2014. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and served on the local United Way Board for several years. Bill enjoyed playing golf, cooking brisket for family and friends and spending time on the lake.
James William Johnson, age 86, of Lake Brownwood, Texas passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at a later date and cremation was under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home in Early.
Memorial services for Eugenia Diann Brandstetter, 59, of Brownwood, will be held at a later date.
In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Brandstetter was cremated under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home and Cremations.
Irene Armendarez Heard, age 45, of Early went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Care Nursing and Rehabilitation. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. - 2 Timothy 4:7”
Irene was born October 10, 1969 to Joe and Doris (Diaz) Armendarez in Brownwood. She graduated from Zephyr in 1988. Irene married George Heard in Blanket on October 31, 1995. She was correctional officer at Ron Jackson Correctional Facility for many years. She was a former member of the Brown County Jr. Sheriff’s Posse. Irene was a member at High Mesa Cowboy Church. She loved her horses and the rodeos.
Irene is survived by her husband, George Heard of Early; daughter, Juakania Clark of Blanket; step-children, Tommy Heard of Agleton, Terri Heard of Brownwood, Faye Heard of Brownwood, and GiGi Lewis and husband Jerry of El Campo; grandson, Quayde Heard of Early; mother, Doris Calder and husband Eddie of Blanket; uncles, Simon Armendarez of Early and Lupe Armendarez of Gainsville; aunt, Maria Martinez of San Saba. She is also survived by numerous other family member and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Armendarez; and grandparents.
Graveside services for Thurman Warren, age 76, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Duren Cemetery in Mills County under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home of Early. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Thurman passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Brownwood.
Thurman Calvin Warren was born on March 15, 1938 in Mullin, Texas to Charlie Robert and Ida Jewel Ethridge Warren. He attended Mullin High School and moved to Brownwood shorty after graduation. Mr. Warren was a Master Plumber and owned Service Plumbing since 1976. He was married to Jerri Roberts in Brownwood on November 5, 1993 and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife Jerri Warren of Brownwood; four children Melinda Melton and husband Curtis of Early, Paul Warren and wife Becky of Salt Creek, Leann Hicks and husband Mark of Sweetwater and Lisa Warren of Comanche; two sisters Johnnie Wilcox of Brownwood and Charlene Golihare of Poteau, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Tammy Jolene Harris, age 54, of Brownwood passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Bangs Cemetery with Rev. Brian Hall officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home. Tammy was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 23, 1960 to James Evan and Barbara (Robertson) Harris. She was the second of two daughters, and later raised six children of her own.
Tammy attended Commercial College in Fort Worth, Texas and received a degree in Accounting. She worked some years filing income tax forms for many families. Tammy enjoyed art and crafts, decorating, her pets, and doing things for her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Daniel “Danny White” Blanco age 90, of San Saba passed away October 20, 2014 in Irving.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday October 23, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Javier Toscano officiating.
Interment will follow in the San Saba Cemetery, Rosary will be held at 6:30 P.M. Wednesday evening at Blaylock Funeral Home.
Johnny Ross Bates, age 64, of Abilene, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 12 Noon until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan, Coleman, with the graveside service at 2:00 p.m., at the Midway Cemetery, Coleman County, with John Pricer officiating. Interment will follow in the Midway Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Johnny Ross Bates was born December 13, 1949 in Santa Anna, Texas, the son of Fred and Esther Bates. He grew up in Santa Anna and attended school there. On June 8, 1968, he married Wanda Mason and she preceded him in death on April 13, 2008. He had lived in Abilene for 46 years and was a truck driver for a fuel company. He was a Baptist. He loved to fish.