Cosme Hinojosa, a longtime resident of Brownwood, died Monday, December 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 17, 1941, in Comstock, Texas, to Pablo and Margarita Hinojosa.
Cosme is survived by his children; a son-in-law, Mike; a sister, Maria Sauceda; brothers, Jose, Florencio, and Emilio; and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Abelino.
Cosme served in the U.S. Army before marrying the love of his life, Maria de los Angeles. They had two children, Daisy and Gabriel. They were married until her death in 1987.
Memorial services for John Barkley will be at 10 AM, Thursday, December 12, 2013, in the Heartland Funeral Chapel.
He died Dec. 3, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services for Larry Dale Sliger, age 57, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery in Comanche County. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Sliger passed away Monday, December 9, 2013 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Larry Dale Sliger was born on November 17, 1956 in Brownwood, Texas to Thomas Aaron and Thelma Christine Fox Sliger and was married Tina Parker in Altus, Oklahoma in 1975. He was a lifetime resident of Brownwood and was very involved in Alcoholics Anonymous for 26 years where he sponsored many to help them receive sobriety. He owned a lawn mower repair business and many people knew him as “Larry the lawnmower man.”
Edna Willene Holt, age 90, of Bangs passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 after an extended illness.
She was born at her parent’s farm house, in Bangs, Texas on October 17, 1923, she was Nannie and Will McGaughey’s only child. She was baptized at the Bangs cotton gin the summer of 1936 and was a member of Bangs First Baptist Church. Willene graduated from Bangs High School in 1941 and was president of her senior class. She attended Texas Woman’s College in Denton from 1941-43, majoring in Home Economics. During WWII, she married Santa Anna boy, Sgt. Barney Ford Holt, at the preacher’s house in Coleman, TX on August 24, 1943.
She lived in Coleman, Bangs, Stephenville, Plainview, Anson, Snyder, Abilene, and Brownwood. She worked 25 years at Brownwood Community Hospital as Assistant Director of Medical Records. She was a proud homemaker, seamstress, and incredible cook-well known for her yeast rolls and pecan pie. Her love of community, family, history, and Christian faith were deep.
She is survived by her husband, Ford Holt; children, Glenn Holt of Bangs, Lynn Holt and wife Judy of Denton, Janice Young of Goldthwaite, and Becky Sloan and husband Jon of Round Rock; grandchildren, Juli Smiddy and husband Mike of Allen, Kris Holt and wife Patty of Lavon, Richard Holt of Houston, Pam Holt of Irving, Michael Harvey of Austin, Stephen Harvey and wife Shannon of Abilene, Brian Harvey and wife Christi of Goldthwaite, Carly-Will Sloan of Memphis, TN, Nan Sloan of Ft. Worth. Willene also was proud to have nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Wade Boykin, age 64, of Arlington, will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Bangs Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.
Mr. Boykin died December 3, 2013 at his home.
Wade was born in San Angelo on Dec 28, 1948 to Curtis and Vera Groves Boykin. He served is country in the US Air Force for 13 years and attained the rank of Captain. He worked for Gulfstream as an aircraft mechanic for over 15 years. He was a Methodist.
Paula Fay Paskewitz, age 47, of Zephyr, passed away Thursday evening at Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Justin Gowin officiating. Burial will follow in the Zephyr Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 PM on Monday at the funeral home.
She was born March 13, 1966 in Brownwood, the daughter of the late Thomas and Jonita Thompson Coleman. She graduated from Brownwood High School and later took training to be an activity director after working as a nurse’s aide. She was married to Curtis Paskewitz in Brownwood on November 2, 1985. She had worked as a driver for CARR, the Brownwood ISD, Zephyr ISD, and in the food service at Early and Zephyr ISD. She had lived in Brown County most of her life except for a short time in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She was a loving mother and enjoyed being with her grandchildren whom called her Momo. She not only was their mother and grandmother, but a true friend as well. She loved to travel to the casinos and gamble and work in her garden.
Funeral services for Chance Allen, age 32, of Brownwood, Texas, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Heartland Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Chance passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 4, 2013, in Brownwood.
Chance Raymond Allen was born December 19, 1980, in Brownwood, Texas, to Carl and Teresa Gentry Allen Sr. He was a 1999 graduate of Brownwood High School and had attended McMurry University for three years where he was on the dean’s list He had previously worked as a manager at World Finance in Cleburne and at Walmart in Brownwood.
Survivors include one son, Hayden Kyle Allen of Brownwood; his mother, Teresa Allen of Brownwood; one brother, Carl Allen Jr. and wife Belinda of Brownwood; and by two nieces, Allison and Adrianna Allen of Brownwood. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Carrol David Hutson, Jr., of Arlington, Texas, passed away on December 2, 2013. Visitation for Mr. Hutson will be held on December 9, 2013, from 6 to 8 PM at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Greenleaf Cemetery on December 10, 2013, at 1:30 PM.
Carrol David Hutson, Jr. was born on September 10, 1938 to Carrol David Hutson, Sr. and Elizabeth Lee Hutson. He graduated from Brownwood High School in 1956. Mr. Hutson attended Howard Payne University, and then went on to serve 4 years in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Hutson was married to Jackie Stewart Hutson on August 31, 1962. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; a daughter, Carrolyn Hutson Abbott, her husband Les Abbott and their children, Kayleigh and Josh Abbott; a son Carroll David Hutson III and his children Courtney and Andrew Hutson; a sister, Joyce Day and her husband Bob Day of Bangs, Texas. Mr. Hutson is also survived by two nieces, Freda Day and Thea Griffin of Brownwood.
Clois Gayland French, age 82, of Blanket passed away Tuesday, Decemeber 3, 2013 at a local nursing home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Salt Creek Baptist Church, interment will follow at Pendergrass cemetery.
Gayland was born October 31, 1931 in Mullin, Texas to the late George and Alverda French. He married Helen Loretta Reed in Cleburne, Texas on July 16, 1960. They made their home in Ft. Worth and later in Blanket, Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Loretta; three children, Gayland French and wife Diane of Alexandria, Virginia, Karla Williams and husband John of Brownwood, and Gary French and wife Sherrie of Abilene; a brother Marcus French of Ft. Worth. His beloved grandchildren, Amanda, Sarah, and Matthew French of Virginia, Rachel Griffin and husband Tim of Brownwood, Shaun Davidson and wife Gina of Brownwood, Jessie Linton and husband Spencer of Montana, Magen Storey and husband Clay of Brownwood, Haley French of Abilene, Logan French of Virginia, and Christene Pizarro and husband Hector of Azle. Great-grandchildren: Cataliena, Angelina, Hunter, Hudson, McKenna, Caroline Grace, and Daxton.