Marie Gramann was born July 31, 1913 in Cuero, Texas and died October 19, 2016.
She was the daughter of Carl Albert Gramann and Marie Graham Gramann. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1936 where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She would become the first female to enter the graduate program in geology at the University of Texas. She subsequently worked as a geologist for the Texas Railroad Commission, Standard Oil of Indiana, Mobil, and Heap Oil Company. She moved to Brownwood in the 1960s and taught geology at Howard Payne University from 1965 to 1990 when she retired as Assistant Professor Emeritus of Geology. She continued with active interests in the field of geology and was an active member of the American Association of Professional Geologists for over 65 years. They honored her in 2015 with a feature story in their publication The Explorer as well as a video. She received many honors including a Resolution of Appreciation from Howard Payne University upon her retirement, and the Lasso was dedicated to her in 1974.
Our dear, sweet wife, mother, grandmother, and friend Betty A. Jones of Brownwood passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the age of 67. Visitation will be Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Heartland Funeral Home in Early. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Austin Avenue Church of Christ in Brownwood.
She was the only child of L.E. (Jiggs) Jones and Annie Viola Jones, both of whom preceded her in death. Betty was born in Brownwood on January 24, 1949. She is survived by her High School sweetheart and husband of 48 years, Jerry Jones. Betty is also survived by children and spouses including: David and Larissa Jones of Ballinger, Kurt and Carrie Jones of Burnet, and Andrea and Matt Noe of Highland Village. All three children and their spouses are graduates of Abilene Christian University.
Her beloved grandchildren include granddaughters Jordan and Mady and grandsons Trenton, Chance, Hayden, Grant, and Carson.
Inge White, age 69, of Early passed away Thursday, October 19, 2016 at her residence.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.
Inge was born to Paul and Soffie Kammer on November 20, 1946, in Obbornhafen, Germany. She married the love of her life, James Eugene White on June 7, 1966, in Germany. Inge and James moved to Early seven years ago. She worked at the Brownwood Public Library for a few years before completely retiring. She was a member of Owen’s E.E. Club.
A Memorial Service for Braulio Arriaga, Jr. age 59, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Friday, October 21, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Brownwood with Rev. Joe Franklin officiating. Mr. Arriaga passed away August 15, 2016 in Brownwood.
Braulio was born on July 11, 1957 in Pearsall, Texas to Braulio Arriaga, Sr. and Carmen Castaneda Arriaga. He resided in Brownwood since 1967 and attended the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Victoria Haggerton Arriaga of Brownwood; siblings Natividad Ruiz and husband Augustin of Brownwood, Max Arriaga and wife Juanita of Brownwood, Jose Angel Arriaga and wife Sylvia of Brownwood, Arnold Arriaga of Brownwood, Rebecca Bauer of Wisconsin, Emilia Gonzales and husband Baleranio of Wisconsin, Juliana Navejar of Brownwood. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive him.
Andrew Jay Perez, age 31, of San Angelo formerly of Brownwood passed away Monday, October, 17, 2016 in San Angelo.
Funeral Services for Andrew will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Father Francis Njoku officiating; burial will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery. Rosary will be held Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. with visitation from 6-7 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.
Andrew was born on June 5, 1985, to Arthur and Virginia (Hernandez) Perez in Brownwood, along with his twin brother, Abel. Andrew graduated from Brookesmith High School in 2003. Andrew worked for Elite Auto Movers.
Andrew loved watching football, but most of all the Philadelphia Eagles. He had an infectious smile and contagious laugh. He loved spending time with his family. Andrew was a family man, he loved his children more than anything; they were his world.
Jeannette Brock, 94, of Santa Anna, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Holiday Hill Nursing Home in Coleman. Graveside funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Santa Anna Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Marvin Hale officiating. Burial will follow in the Santa Anna Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
She was born Mary Jeannette Matthews on January 13, 1922 in Knox County to Roger William Matthews and Ethel Rose Jackson Matthews. She grew up in Santa Anna and Bangs, where she attended school. On May 13, 1968, she married Louie Eugene “Blackie” Brock in Weatherford. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1995. Mrs. Brock lived most of her life in Santa Anna. She worked for the Tile Plant, and later became a hairdresser in Santa Anna. She was also a caregiver to family and friends. Mrs. Brock was a member of North Side Baptist Church in Santa Anna.
Survivors include one son, Bill and Betty Tucker of Santa Anna; daughter-in-law, Geraldine Tucker of Santa Anna; two sisters, Billie Ruth Woods and husband, Billy Norman, of Granbury, Shirley Leach of Azle; one brother, Truman Matthews and wife, Bess, of Burkett; seven grandchildren, Douglas Tucker, Dwayne Tucker, David Tucker, Archie Doyle Tucker, Lillian Grissam, Jeannie Stacks, Tammy Arndt; 16 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Joyce Wright, age 81, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Heartland Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Hall Officiating. Interment will follow in the Indian Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Wright passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Brownwood.
Evelyn Joyce was born on July 25, 1935 in Fayette County, Alabama to Alexander Tankersley Treadaway and Mirtie Viola Kitchens Treadaway. On December 23, 1976, Evelyn Joyce Treadaway Kite married Carl F. Wright in Brownwood, Texas and he preceded her in death on October 19, 2013. Joyce was a longtime reisident of Brownwood and a member of the Haven of Hope Church.
Funeral services for Garry D. Purcell, 73, of Bangs will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 16, 2016 in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Bangs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Purcell passed away Friday, October 16, 2016.
Garry was born March 24, 1943 to William M. and Linnie E. (Horton) Purcell in Brownwood. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. On June 10, 1965, Garry married Anita Gayle Knight. He worked at Brownwood Regional Medical Center for 34 years and was a member of the Bangs Volunteer Fired Department for 32 years. Garry loved to go fishing and hunting.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Anita Purcell of Bangs; son, James Purcell of Goldthwaite; daughter, Kim Loflin of Corsicana; grandchildren, Taylor Loflin, Tommy J. Purcell and Brittianey Purcell and sister, Ethel Hill of Brownwood.
Lynn Pitts Pittard, 85, born in Gouldbusk, TX in Coleman County on March 1, 1931, passed away on October 12, 2016.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2500 11th Street in Brownwood.
Lynn graduated from Santa Anna High School in 1948. He graduated Texas A&M University in 1952 with a degree in Range Science and commissioned as a 2nd Lt. While at Texas A&M, Lynn met Barbara Brooks from Brady, TX on a blind date. They married November 23, 1952 at Barbara's Grandmother's house. He shipped off to the Korean War immediately after the wedding.
Lynn served as forward artillery observer during the Korean War. He received a Bronze Star for pulling his wounded commanding officer to safety during enemy fire. He proudly served 20 years in the Army reserves, with a final assignment at the Pentagon in Strategic Planning, retiring as Lt. Colonel.
After the war, Lynn served as County Extension Agent in Floydada. He returned to Texas A&M to pursue a Master's Degree in Ag. Journalism while working for the Texas A&M Extension Service. In 1963, he moved his family to Hereford, to develop his patented chemical formula, the first Agricultural Dye Marker marketed in the U.S. He served as vice president, developer, and marketer traveling to over 38 states for Lan Products of Midland.