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William Joseph Laviolette, III

William Joseph Laviolette, III, age 28, of Brownwood passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Funeral Services for William will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Keegan Hall officiating, burial will follow at Jordan Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Cora Lambert Wright

Funeral Services for Cora Lambert Wright, age 87, of Grapevine, Texas formerly of Brownwood, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Bangs First Baptist Church with Dr. Pepper Dill officiating.  A private family interment will be held prior in the Greenleaf Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Wednesday at the Heartland Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wright passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Grapevine.

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Wendell Eudene Till

TillWendellWendell Eudene Till, age 82, of Lake Brownwood formerly of Richland Springs passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, in San Angelo.

Graveside Services for Wendell will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Rocky Creek Cemetery with Bro. Barry Fikes officiating, no set visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Wendell was born and raised in the Locker Community of San Saba County, to Sherman and Leona (Lewis) Till on July 14, 1933. He graduated from San Saba High School in 1950. Wendell spent 2 years in the United States Army.

Wendell was married to Dara Land from 1956-1981, they had 3 boys. He was very proud to have his boys playing on the Richland Springs football team and enjoyed watching them play. Wendell married Sally Corley, they were married from 1981-2004.

He worked for McCulloch Electric Coop for many years. He retired from Crane County Road and Bridge as an Assistant Superintendent in 1996. Wendell married Bessie Reynolds in 2005. Wendell loved tinkering with odds and in’s, fishing, and was a very devoted family man.

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James Thurman Furry

FurryJamesFuneral services for James Thurman Furry, age 96, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 10 AM Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Heartland Funeral Home with Rev. Shanna Neff officiating.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Windham Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5:00 – 6:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.  Mr. Furry passed away Friday in Brownwood surrounded by his loving family.

James Thurman Furry was born December 22, 1919 in Byrds, Texas to Claude Franklin and Bertha Ann Mallone Furry.  On December 8, 1940 he married Odessa Mae McGuire in Grosvenor, Texas; and she preceded him in death on February 24, 1997.  James entered the Army Air Corps on November 29, 1943 in Dallas, Texas. After proudly serving our country during WW II, he was honorably discharged as a Corporal at Sheppard Field, Texas on November 2, 1945.  He attended Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, worked in the oil industry and was a Petroleum Engineer with Russell Engineering in Abilene, Texas, when he retired in 1981.

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Winton “Bob” Huff, Jr.

HuffWintonWinton “Bob” Huff, Jr., 81, of Weatherford, passed away April 27, 2016. He was born the son of Winton and Anna Lee (Goss) Huff on July 13, 1934, in Fort Worth. Bob was in sales for many years and was a Mason. He had been sick for a long time and fought for his wife and girls, who he loved very much. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara Pittillo.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ruth Huff; daughters, Stacy and Janie Huff; grandchildren, Zachary Wickersham, Jessica Douglas, Monica Wickersham; great-grandchildren, Zoey Wickersham, Karleigh Wickersham, Jaycie Wickersham, Jax Wickersham, Knox Wickersham, Maddox Wickersham, and Trinity Fisher; numerous other extended family and friends.

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Maxine “Chimi” Mascorro

MascurroMaxineChimiMaxine “Chimi” Mascorro, age 80, of Brownwood passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services for Maxine will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Margarito Barboza officiating; burial will follow at Jenkins Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Maxine “Chimi” was born to Maximiliano and Gregoria (Hernandez) Reyes on December 23, 1935, in Mexico. “Chimi” married the love of her life, Jesus “Chuy” Mascorro in November of 1950. They had lived in Brownwood since 1980. “Chimi” loved cooking for her family and friends; she enjoyed family gatherings. She loved visiting and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “Chimi” loved the Lord, she attended Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana.

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Loy Miller

Funeral services for Loy Miller, age 84, of Zephyr, will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Medley and Bill Slaymaker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Zephyr Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

Mr. Miller passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 in Brownwood, TX.

Loy was born on June 10, 1931 in DeLeon, Texas to Charles and Sadie (Nance) Miller.  He graduated from Comyn High School in 1948; and married Nelsie Pilcher in 1951 in De Leon, TX.  Loy went to work for Potters Industries in a career that spanned 33 years.

Loy was always active in farming and ranching.  He enjoyed raising and training border collies and even had a state champion.  Later he went into raising Boer Goats.  Loy served on the Zephyr ISD school board for 18 years and the Zephyr Water Supply board.  He was also an active member of the Zephyr United Methodist Church.

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Joe R. Tongate

TongateJoeRichardJoe R. Tongate, 70, of Midland, Texas, was born in Brownwood, Texas on January 1, 1946 to Willis "Clint" and Dorothy Tongate. He passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Midland, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Glenda Tongate, of Midland, Texas.

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Journey Dior Chairez

ChairezJourneyFuneral Services for Journey Dior Chairez, age 3, of Early will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Brian Holamon officiating; interment will follow at Jordan Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Journey was granted her angel wings on Friday, April 22, 2016, when she began her joyfully restored life with her Heavenly Father.

Journey was born February 6, 2013, to Joshua Chairez and Brittly Franklin in Austin, Texas. Though Journey’s life seemed too short to many, she touched and left a footprint on her family and friends’ lives. Her smile and constant laughter could melt the hearts of everyone around her. Journey’s energetic personality could not be slowed down, even during her brave battle.

Journey’s favorite movie to watch was Frozen or as she called it “Let It Go”; she also watched her favorite cartoons, Daniel the Tiger and Caillou. She loved kittens and the color purple.

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S. L. Mahan

A memorial service for Shirley Leroy (S. L.) Mahan, age 91, of Bangs, will be held at 11:00 AM, Sunday, April 24, 2016 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Mahan passed away on March 24, 2016 at his home.

S. L. was born on November 14, 1924 in Breckenridge to Wiley Leroy and Allie Mae (Davee) Mahan.  He graduated from Goldthwaite High School.  He attended Texas A&M for one and a half semesters before enlisting in the military in World War II.  He served in the Navy, Army and Merchant Marines.  He married Gladys Sadler on July 28, 1946 in Goldthwaite.  S. L. enjoyed family activities and his work.

S. L. worked in Civil Service, where he mapped the Badlands of North and South Dakota, as a mail carrier, a water treatment plant operator and lastly as a farmer and rancher.  He was a member of Bangs First Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.

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