On May 20, 2013, Marion Lee McGaughey was carried to Heaven by God's angels and placed directly into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father. He will be greeted by his parents, brothers, sister, son and many others family member and friends who have preceded him. What a glorious reunion that will be! Marion was born June 13, 1929 in Bangs. Marion married his beloved wife June, August 23, 1948, in Coleman.
Marion and June have two children, Mike & Kathy. During their school years, Marion was the treasurer for many of the schools and churches they attended. His hobbies included creating beautiful yards and gardens with his wife in every home they lived in, doing accounting work and playing games (especially Bridge) with family and friends.
Marion retired from General Telephone Company in 1987, after serving 33 years as Budget and Special Studies Director in San Angelo and Brownwood. In 1987, he and his wife built a beautiful retirement home on Lake Brownwood. In 1994, they moved back to San Angelo for a short time before moving permanently to Midland in 1996 to live in the same town as their daughter.
Marion and June are members of the Crestview Baptist Church in Midland and charter members of Glen Meadows Baptist Church in San Angelo. He loved the Lord and one of his happiest memories was the joy that he and June shared in helping to establish Glen Meadows Baptist Church in San Angelo, in 1987. With nine other faithful Christians, God grew the church from eleven Charter Members to 2000 members by May 2013. Marion served as Treasurer and June served on the Building Committee.
James R. Whiteley, 46, passed away Monday May 20, 2013, at Fisher County Hospital.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Roby with burial to follow at Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Born May 30, 1966 in San Angelo, James was the son of the late R.C. and Jewel Estelle (Rich) Whiteley. James graduated from Dublin High School and attended Tarleton State and was in the process of studying Theology. He married Brandy Griffith in Dublin on Feb. 14, 1997.
James lived in Brownwood for 12 years before moving to Roby in 2007 and owned a Domino's Pizza franchise in Sweetwater. James always wanted to be with family, especially his children. He loved being around people and his passion was serving the Lord. James was a member of the First Baptist Church of Roby and was licensed to the Gospel Ministry on Oct. 23, 2011 and was ordained as a church deacon in 2012.
Ed Lane Smith, age 64, of Brownwood passed away at Abilene Regional Medical Center Monday May 20, 2013.
Services for Ed will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday May 24, 2013 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with David Barnum officiating, interment will follow at Varga Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening at Blaylock Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.
Ed was born in San Angelo, TX on February 1, 1949 to Albert “Spud” and Alva Lois Smith. He graduated from Brookesmith High School. Ed worked at the Austin Speed Shop for many years. He had a passion for racing and fixing/restoring cars and motorcycles.
He leaves behind his wife Vicki Smith of Brownwood; two daughters Kim Flores and husband Paul of Cisco, Stacey Lamb and husband Robbie of Farwell, TX; five grandchildren Brookylnn Lamb, Chase Lamb, Brayden Flores, Katelyn Flores, and Jaclyn Flores; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, a host of friends, and his favorite dogs Jax and Bingo.
Memorial services for Cody Laleon Jordan will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Heartland Funeral Chapel Early, Texas.
Mr. Jordan passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his home in Early.
He was born June 23, 1966, in Brownfield, Texas, to Dennis and Jo Ann Jordan. On Aug. 4, 2000, Cody and Jeannie Wentworth were married in Brownwood, Texas. He loved to hunt and fish.
Cody is survived by his wife, Jeannie Jordan of Early; his daughter, Nikki Huthison of Brownwood; his mother, JoAnn Jordan of Brownwood; his brother, Jarrod Jordan of Brownwood.
Cody is preceded in death by his father, Dennis Jordan.
Milledge Howard King, age 66, of Brownwood passed away at his residents with his family by his side Monday May 20, 2013.
Services for Milledge will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday May 22, 2013 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Ryan Smithey officiating, interment will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday May 23, 2013 at Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells, Texas. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening at Blaylock Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Milledge was born on March 18, 1947 in Mineral Wells to Bill and Winifred King. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1964 and served 3 tours in Vietnam. He married his loving wife Ginger Barnum King of 23 years in 1989 and they had five kids. In 1990 they moved to Brownwood where he worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a Mailman. Milledge have many hobbies he enjoyed including traveling, reading western books, and he loved reading the Bible.
Milledge leaves behind his wife Ginger King; sons Billy Rodgers and wife Sandra of Coleman, Vyron Funderburk and wife Becky of Rising Star, John Rodgers of Bosier City, LA.; daughters Diana Malmay and husband Roy of Marthaville, LA, Rita Wilson and husband Larry of Rising Star; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Lynn Rose James and husband of Irving, Gertrude King Dawson and husband Thurman Eugene Dawson Jr. of Springtown; and brother Homer Pittman Jr. of Waco.
Delmer "Mac" Magee, 80 of Brownwood passed away at his home on Thursday May 16, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Monday, May 20, 2013, at Salt Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood.
Delmer is survived by his wife Patty; daughters, Tracy Watkins of Brownwood and Teresa Williams of Joshua, Texas; brother, Glenn Magee of Whitney, Texas; grandchildren, Cpl. Michael Watkins of Tacoma, Washington and Sarah Williams of Joshua, Texas.
Gerald L.C. Williams Sr., 81, of Bangs left this life on Friday May 17, 2013, surrounded by loved ones. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood. Burial will follow at Bangs Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday at Davis-Morris.
Gerald was born on November 24, 1931. He was married to Lilly Jean Cheesman on December 9, 1950 in Brady.
Gerald is survived by two sons, William Caswell and wife Irene of Bangs and Gerald Williams Jr. of Bangs; two daughters, Betty Seals and husband Jim of Bangs and Barbara Lancaster of Bangs; 15 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death his wife Lilly Jean Williams ; daughter, Judy Ann White: son-in-law, Johnny Lancaster; grandson, Danny Coronado; great grandson, Skylar Seals; his parents, 8 brothers and 2 sisters.
Jack Bennie, age 67, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Cremation is under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.
Jackie Wayne Bennie was born on November 2, 1945, in Brownwood, Texas to Marjorie Lee Denton Bennie and Jesse Matlock “Buck” Bennie. He retired from 3M after 34 years in 2002. He served in the US Navy with his last command being on the USS Constellation. A member of VFW and Central Texas Treasure Club, Jack loved metal detecting, fishing, gardening, drinking beer, cook-offs and spending time with friends and family. He was very fond of the Brownwood Community Garden and helped in many ways. Jack had a special place in his heart for his beloved dogs, Candy and Bandit, Hershey, Shadow, Chili and Pester Kitty.
He was preceded in death by his father Buck Bennie, Brother Calvin Bennie and his wife Dorothy, Nephews Douglas and David Jennings, Sister Shirley Jennings and husband Lloyd. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Janet Ingram Bennie of Brownwood, Children Sherri Salter and Ellis of Brownwood, Christine Bennie Peace of Santa Fe, Tx., Jeffrey Bennie of Brownwood, Bobby Bennie and wife Lisa of Austin, Lisa Bennie Clark of Brownwood, Jeanice Lancaster Padilla and husband Gene of Albuquerque, NM. Grandchildren Brandi Curl of Houston, Jake and Jessica Salter of East Brewton, Alabama, Brandon and Sarah Peace of Santa Fe, Tx., Nicholas Bennie of Brownwood and Grace Bennie of Austin, Victoria and Joel Padilla of Albuquerque, NM., Matthew Padilla of Bernalillo, NM. Great- Granddaughter Lily Beltran of Albuquerque, NM., his mother Marjorie Bennie of Brownwood. He will be sadly missed by Family and Friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 28th at 7 pm at Jack and Jan Bennie’s Place.
Funeral services for Dr. Paul Louis Fragua, Sr. age 69, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 21, 2013 at the Heartland Funeral Home The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. He passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at his residence. Cremation will follow the service.
Paul Louis Fragua was born on September 24, 1943 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Louis A. and Pauline Jonas Fragua. He graduated from Abilene High School, McMurry University and received his Doctorate degree from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He worked in Brownwood since 1976 in Obstetrics and Gynecology where he delivered many babies. On August 4, 2000 he married Shirley Fowler in Brownwood. He loved the University of Texas and was a big Brownwood Lions Fan. Later in his life he enjoyed playing bridge with his bridge club.
Wife: Shirley Fragua of Brownwood
Sons: Paul Fragua, Jr. and wife Laura of Arlington, Texas; Forrest Fragua of West Memphis, Arkansas
Step Children: Larry Owings and wife Michelle of May, Texas; Leann Prichard of Gatesville, Texas