Raeanne “Randi” Purcell 65, of Lake Brownwood passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Kindred Hospital Southwest in Fort Worth, Texas.
A Celebration of Life, love, laughter and memories will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 19, at the home place at Lake Brownwood. In keeping with her wishes, Randi was cremated under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home and Cremations.
Raeanne “Randi” Jones was born on February 1, 1949, in Stephenville, Texas to Ray Jones and Beverly Brown Jones. She had lived in Brown County for most of her life and on December 15, 1969, she married Eddie Purcell in Bryan, Texas. Randi had worked as a convenience store clerk for many years and also worked as a bookkeeper, before retiring due to health reasons. She loved hanging out with friends and family and playing games.
A celebration of life for William Hallmark (Bill) Donahoo will be held at 3:00 PM , Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early, Texas. A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 6pm to 8pm at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
Bill passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Brownwood, Texas. He was born May 18, 1963, in Brownwood, Texas to Winona and William Bryan (Bill) Donahoo. He graduated from Brownwood High School in 1981. He has lived in Brownwood all of his and worked for 3M Company for 13 ½ years. Bill loved his family and friends and his singing brought joy to everyone's ears. He will always be remembered as a caring, compassionate man who loved everyone he came in contact with.
Funeral services for Charles Fredrick Mahrenholz, age 96, of Brownwood, will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 18, 2014 in the Heritage Chapel of Alexander Memorial Park in Evansville, Indiana. The family will receive friends at Heartland Funeral Home of Early on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Mr. Mahrenholz died Sunday April 13, 2014 in Brownwood.
Charles was born on February 7, 1918 in Evansville, Indiana. He married Wilma Alberta Brown in August of 1936 and lived most of his life in Indiana working as a carpenter. He served his country in World War II in the United States Marine Corps. He had been a resident of Brownwood since 1998.
Charles is survived by three sons, Charles R. Mahrenholz and wife Sandra of Indiana, Bill Mahrenholz and wife Nancy of Indiana, and Bob Mahrenholz of California; a daughter, Christina Petty of Brownwood; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Alice Fultz Heckenlively, age 79, of Lake Brownwood went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014 with her family by her side.
Funeral Services for Alice will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at North Lake Community Church with Pastor Ron Keener officiating. Interment will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Houston Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. Visitation for the family will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home.
Alice was born on July 4, 1934 to Adderson and Winona (Posey) Stinnett in Stratford, OK. The family moved to west Texas during her childhood years, she attended O’Donnell High School. She married her high school sweetheart, the late, Theo Fultz on September 29, 1950 and they had two children. She worked alongside Theo selling Real Estate in the Houston area. After Theo’s passing in 1991, she married lifelong friend, Wesley Heckenlively of Kent, WA in 1992. They shortly moved and made Lake Brownwood their home. She was an active member and Sunday school teacher at North Lake Community Church. Alice loved cooking and making pies, fishing, Bluegrass, and family gatherings. She was greatly loved and appreciated in the community and will be truly missed.
Carolina Longoria Diaz, age 85, of Early passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Senior Care of Brownwood with her family by her side.
Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, interment will follow at Blanket Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 P.M. Monday at Blaylock Funeral Home.
Carolina was born on July 24, 1928 to Miguel and Frances (Davila) Longoria in Runge, Texas. She married Raymond Gonzales Diaz, Sr. on October 12, 1947 in Coleman, Texas. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brownwood. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and making quilts and blankets. Carolina was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, who will be truly missed.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Diaz Del Rosa and husband Victor of Round Rock, Sammie Martinez and husband Able of Early; sons, Raymond Diaz Jr. of Early, Johnny Diaz and wife Patricia of Round Rock; fifteen grandchildren; twenty two great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Tommie Longoria of Temple. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Sue Butler "Skipper" Smith, 73, of Beatty, passed away Sunday April 13, 2014 in De Leon.
Arrangements are being handled by Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche. The family will hold memorial service at a later date.
Sue was born October 12, 1940, in Great Falls, South Carolina, to Oscar Wilson and Ernestine (Wagner) Butler.
She graduated from Dentsville High School. Sue is survived by sons, David Rabon and wife Nicole, Tony Rabon and wife Melinda, Kenneth Rabon and wife Denise; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; sister, Jenny Hambright; numerous nieces and nephews.
Jennifer Ann Shaw “G-Maw”, 52, years young of Leander, Texas, ended her battle with brain cancer Thursday, April 10, 2014.
She was born to Donald and Dorothy Soule on November 22, 1961, in Orlando, Fla. She was married to the love of her life John on February 11, 1978, and went on to raise three children. She was a long time resident of Brownwood and moved to the Austin area in 2002 where she lived until her passing. She worked as Co-Manager for Walmart for over 20 years. She loved nothing more than being with her family and fishing. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Soule; mother, Dorothy Soule; brother ,Donald Soule. She leaves behind a legacy of her husband John D Shaw; daughter, Rebecca O’Neal and husband Scottye O’Neal of Brownwood; son, John Wayne Shaw and wife Michelle Shaw of Granbury; daughter, Stephanie Netherton and husband Michael Netherton of Leander; eight grandchildren, Allison, Tyler, Coral, Madison, Rosemary, Isabella, Jason and Jordan; one goddaughter, Chelsea Elkins; many adopted grandchildren; two brothers; five sisters; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. She lived her life for family and will be greatly missed.
Mark Allan Patton, at the age of 59, passed away to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 6th, 2014.
He is survived by his beloved wife Lois, sons Ryan and James, daughters-in-law, Amanda and Kristin, and grandsons, Timothy Mark and Liam Paul.
Though struggling with cancer for several years, Dr. Patton continued to teach his business courses at Howard Payne University with enthusiasm for both his students and subject matter. To family, friends, colleagues, and students he embodied the title of his book, Active Encouragement, being generous with authentic praise.
His love for his students and investment in his teaching was only exceeded by his love for his family. He was proud of his family’s achievements, faithfulness, and character. His home was truly his sanctuary.
Mark and his wife Lois taught business courses at colleges in Australia, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia, but he was especially thankful to work amongst a wonderfully supportive environment at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, the last five years of his life. Dr. Patton was a man of deep Christian conviction and enduring faithfulness.
Hubert Wayne Fisher, 72, of Brownwood and duty stations around the world, beloved husband and best friend of Joyce (Cole) Fisher for 48 years, slipped away peacefully, in true Wayne style. Surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved on April 3, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Sherrie, sister Barbara Talley, his parents Doris Densman Stevens and William H. “Bud” Fisher. He was born in Brownwood, Texas on June 24, 1941 and attended school in Brownwood however he graduated from May High School in 1960. He went on to further his education by attending Howard Payne University only to be drawn in by a bright red Marine Corps van with a recruiter in tow, which began a 30 year career.
Wayne’s Marine career took him through many schools including Embassy and Recruiting schools, the Vietnam War and various other countries and states. Once he retired his background lead him to work for GM-Delco Electronics, which took him back to Saudi Arabia. Missing his best friend, Joyce, he retired again only to come home to 29 Palms Marine Corp Base, Ca. to work in the Civil Service never truly changing jobs. Although Wayne had many jobs and careers over his lifetime he always enjoyed the land and nature, the Fisher heritage. He loved camping, fishing, and farming which lead to his career of goat rancher.
Besides his wife, Joyce, Wayne is survived by his two daughters Carol Ormand and husband Chad of Harker Heights, and Terri and Stephanie Fisher of Bakersfield, Ca. his grand children Anthony Rodgers, Erin Golbow, Marrisa Ormand, Andrew Rodgers, Harper Fisher, Amber and Elizabeth Ormand and great granddaughters Emma Ormand and MacKenzie Patterson-Golbow, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Wayne is also survived by the Humphrey Pete’s Bible Study Group, the road crew from 201 and his beloved doctor, Brian Berryman.