Mellie Almeta Horner Grissam

GrissamAlmetaShe was surrounded by her loving family.  Meta was born July 4, 1925 in Caradan, TX to Justin and Mary Koen.  She married Milton Horner on November 23, 1946.  They had three children – Dorothy, Mary and Clarence.  Milton and Meta enjoyed 33 years of marriage before Milton’s passing in January 1980.  She married Dr. Garner Grissam on March 24, 1985.

Meta was a proud homemaker and owned her own beauty shop for thirty years.  Her passion was spending time with her family and friends.  Survivors are her children: Dorothy Eoff and husband David of Paris, TX ;  Mary McCullough of Granbury, TX; Clarence Horner and wife Teresa of Stephenville, TX;  ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Nowell Hively of Safford, AZ.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Horner; husband, Dr. Garner Grissam; parents, Justin and Mary Koen, brother Clarence Albert Koen and Sister Ida Mae Read.

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Albert Thomas Slaughter

SlaughterA memorial service for Albert Thomas Slaughter, age 70, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Haven of Hope Church in Brownwood with Brian Hall officiating.  Mr. Slaughter passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at his home. Cremation is under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home.

Albert was born on March 10, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland.  On July 26, 1996 he was married to Sheila Frizzell in Brownwood. He was retired from Brownwood Manufacturing.

Survivors include his wife Sheila Slaughter of Brownwood; Children Tommy, Charlie and Anthony Slaughter, Kevin and Justin Perry and Mitchell Payne; grandchildren Anthony and Jade Slaughter, Emily Perry, Haley Northcutt and Khole Whorton; brothers Joey and Johnny Slaughter; sisters Barbara Waller and Elenor Hoffman; mother-in-law Marj Frizzell; brother-in-law Johnny Frizzell, sisters-in-law Cynthia Johnson, Kim Henderson, Shannon Wooldridge, Lana Norris and Donna Hatchett.

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Maria Ramirez

Maria De Los Angeles Ramirez, age 18, of San Saba went to be with the Lord on February 11, 2015 in San Saba Texas.

Services for Maria will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel of San Saba with Father Javier Toscano officiating, interment will be private.  No visitation will be held.

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Pat Clark

Pat Clark, age 75, of Brownwood passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015, at his residence.

Services for Pat are pending with Blaylock Funeral Home.

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Joshua Caperton

CapertonJoshJoshua Caperton, age 27, of Brownwood passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Graveside Services for Josh will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Eastlawn Memorial Park with Bro. Bill Slaymaker officiating. Visitation for the family will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Josh was born on June 27, 1987 to Larry Caperton and Brenda Sipes in Brownwood, Texas. Josh graduated in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in landscaping. Josh loved more than anything, spending time with his family and playing sports with his children. He also loved being outside, landscaping, and baseball.

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Cong Jie “Jackie” Lin

Cong Jie “Jackie” Lin, age 23, of Brownwood passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at his home.

Visitation for Cong Lin will be held Friday, February 20, 2015 for 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Bobby Gerald Finley

FinleyBobbyBobby Gerald Finley passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at the age of 82. Bobby was born to Robert Gerald and Willie Jewel (Forgus) Finley in Grassland, TX on October 25, 1932.

Bobby grew up in Meadow, Lubbock, and Floydada. He graduated from Floydada High School, he received a basketball scholarship to West Texas State, where he majored in Education and later earned his Master's degree. One of his proudest accomplishments was being invited to play basketball at Madison Square Garden.

Before his senior year of college, he married his high school sweetheart, Joy McCravey on July 29, 1953 in Clovis, NM. He was drafted to the Army in 1954, at the end of the Korean War. He and Joy lived in Aberdeen, Maryland for 13 months, until he received orders to Germany as part of the WWII Occupation Forces. They spent the next 16 months there and traveled to many places in Germany, France, and Austria. After returning home, Bobby taught and coached for 2 years in Tulia and 3 years in Rankin. He worked for the General Electric Capital Corporation for twenty-five years, becoming a regional manager. This job moved his family to Abilene, Lubbock, Dallas, Denver, and Jacksonville, FL, before retiring to Lake Brownwood in 1990. During retirement, he spent his time fishing and hunting, until going to work for Bangs ISD. He was a substitute teacher and eventually was hired as a full time AEP teacher. He loved playing dominos and '42', reading, and was a proud fan and supporter of the Bangs High School athletic program, even being named Fan of the Year.

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Lucille Rendleman

RendlemanMammieLucille Rendleman, a lovely lady, joined her Heavenly Father on February 15, 2015, in Brownwood Texas. Services will be held at 10 am on Friday, February 20, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Clifford officiating.  Interment will follow at Zephyr Cemetery under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home and Cremations.  Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm this evening, February 19, at the funeral home.

Mammie Lucille Locks was the second child born to Lona Elizabeth Baker Locks and Ernest Locks. She was born in Manor Texas on December 30, 1919. She graduated from Zephyr High School and went on to attend Howard Payne College where she graduated and began her teaching career. Lucille married A.W. Rendleman on June 24, 1945 in Jonesboro, IL on the family farm. She taught school in Texas, Okinawa, Germany, France, and Kansas.  The high light of her career was when she was awarded the “Most Outstanding Teacher” and a “Lifetime Membership of the Kansas PTA.” She was also a member of the Retired Teacher Association of Kansas receiving an honorary 50 Year Member Certificate.

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George Morrison Bell, Jr.

George Morrison Bell, Jr., 87, of Brownwood passed away on February 10, 2015 in Lampasas, Texas.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1:00 PM at Coggin Park in Brownwood, Texas.

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Cecil King

KingCecil King was born May 29, 1919 in Vaughn, New Mexico to Albert Nathan and Inez Gertrude Munselle King.  He passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Brownwood at the age of 95, with his loving family by his side.  On, October 13, 1951 he married Sue Holmes in Brownwood, Texas.  Cecil retired after 35 years of service from American General Life Insurance Company and then began working at Heartland Funeral Home as a greeter for many years.

Cecil was gifted with many talents. But, one of the most important was his loveof music.Cecil had a deep seeded love of music and was very talented in playing the piano.  He shared this when and where ever needed. He played the piano at Southside Assembly of God Church in Brownwood for over 50 years and was a member of the Leonard King Orchestra for 20 years. It is going to be odd move into the future without Cecil by our side.  If we find comfort in his passing, it’s to believe that he is free from pain he knew here on earth and is reunited with those who have gone ahead.  Most especially, it is to know that although Cecil has been gone just a short time, that he has already earned his wings…and they are golden.  Rest well, Cecil, you were one in a million.

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