Sena Fryar

FryarFuneral services for Sena Mabel Fryar, age 99, of Brownwood, will be at 10:30 AM, Monday, January 12, 2015 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until 4:00.

Mrs. Fryar passed from this life on Friday, January 9, 2015 in a local nursing facility.

Sena was born on November 10, 1915 in Coleman County to Millard Andrew and Sarah (Slate) Pasley.  She graduated from Santa Anna High School and later married Steven English Fryar. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband in their locksmith business for a number of years.  In her spare time she stayed busy keeping up with family and always keeping an eye on the weather.  She was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church.

Sena is survived by her two sons, Ron Fryar of Brownwood and Calvin Fryar and wife Mary Belle also of Brownwood; a grandson, Steve Fryar and wife Diane and six great-grandchildren.

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Marie Coffey

Graveside funeral services for Marie Coffey, 78, of Bertram, formerly of Brownwood, will be held at 2 pm on Friday, January 9, in Rocky Creek Cemetery with The Reverend Cal Gray officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home and Cremations.  Visitation will be held from 10 am to 12 noon Friday at the funeral home, prior to the graveside service.

Ms. Coffey died on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at her home in Bertram.

Bessie Marie Wood was born on July 24, 1936, in Brownwood Texas to Frank G. Wood and Allie (Early) Wood. She was raised and attended school in Brownwood and had attended Belle Plain Baptist Church. Marie was a Homemaker and had lived in Brownwood for most of her life before moving to Bertram.

She leaves behind two sons, Ray Coffey of Bertram and Jeff Coffey of Williamson Georgia; and a daughter, Susan Coffey of Bertram. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, and other family members as well as a host of friends.

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Glenda Powell

Nancy Glenda Powell, age 72, of Brownwood, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Songbird Lodge.  Cremation is under the direction of Heartland Funeral and Cremation Service.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Locker Cemetery.

Glenda was born on Sept. 12, 1942 in San Saba to Wilburn and Buena (Berry) Kincaid.  She was a housewife.

Glenda is survived by her daughter Dorothy Slayton and two brothers, David Kincaid, Sr. and Kenneth Kincaid.

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Federico Yanez

YanezFuneral services for Federico Garcia Yanez, age 97, of Brownwood, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 10, 2015 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 7:00 Friday evening.

Mr. Yanez died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his home.

Federico Garcia Yanez was born on Nov. 9, 1917 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico to Federico and Jovita Garcia Yanez.  He married Concepcion Ochoa.  Federico retired as a custodian for Brownwood Independent School District.  He enjoyed reading and watching sports.  Federico was a member of Primera Iglesia Baustista.

Federico is survived by his daughter, Tammy Yanez of Brownwood, a grandson, Christian Arredondo of Austin, and a sister, Berta Yanez of Saltillo.

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Walter Eugene Harrington

HarringtonWalter Eugene Harrington, age 65, of Brownwood went to his eternal home on Monday, January 05, 2015 from Senior Care of Brownwood.

Funeral Service with Military Honors for Walter will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Greater Faith Community Church with Pastor Charles Lowe officiating, burial will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Walter was born July 1, 1949 to Walter Lee and Frankie (Cole) Harrington in Lawton, Oklahoma. Walter was a man of strong faith. He was a member of Greater Faith Community Church; he served as Faithful Deacon for many years and on many committees within the church.  Walter volunteered his time at American Red Cross and Small World Child Development Center. He was an enthusiastic entrepreneur. Walter worked for TWT Molding, Charlie’s Appliances, Sears, and BNS&F. He worked and retired from Texas Youth Commission.

Walter is survived by his wife, Lynza Bibles-Harrington of Brownwood; daughters, Tawnya Harrington of Lancaster, Tabitha Harrington of Athens; son, Andrew Harrington and wife Ashley of Brownwood; daughter, Dominiquée Williams of Abilene; son, Ermiaz Williams of Midland; grandchildren: Hadara Jones, Andrew Jacob Harrington, Ermiaz Williams, Jr., Dominic Conner, and Celicia Colbert; godson, De'Shawn Jernigan; special nephew, Jerimicah Bibles; and lifelong friend, Tommy Watson. He is also survived by other relatives and a host of friends.

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Bobbie Joanne Ivy

Graveside services for Bobbie Joanne Ivy, age 79, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 2:30 PM Tuesday, January 9, 2015 at the Cowboy Cemetery in McCulloch County under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.

Bobbie was born in Brownwood to Butch and Ida Elizabeth Holland Rowlett.  She was a lifetime resident of Brownwood and a Baptist.

Survivors include one daughter Deborah Shelton of Brownwood; one sister Shirley Hardy of San Saba.  Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Dale Adams and one daughter Elizabeth Holmes.

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Melvin Duane Felch

FelchMelvin Duane Felch, age 74, of Brownwood passed away Friday, January 2, 2015, in Abilene.  Melvin was born October 31, 1940, in Matheson, Colorado, to Everett and Aileen Felch.

He graduated in 1958 from Colorado Springs High School.   After high school Melvin attended Washburn University, Kansas State, and SMU. As a young man, Melvin worked for American Coin Meter Co. then began his career with the Dallas Police Department, retiring as a Senior Corporal after 28 years.  Melvin married Mary Beth Goodson on April 30, 1994, in Brownwood.  He worked at the Aldersgate Enrichment Center in Early.

Melvin served his country in the United States Marine Corp Reserve for 6 years.  Having a servants heart, Melvin enjoyed volunteering with Lions Clubs International for almost 20 years where he held numerous leadership roles.  Other organizations he enjoyed volunteering with are Aldersgate Enrichment Center, Good Samaritan Ministries, Methodist Men’s Group, Pecan Valley Emmaus, and various 3M activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Aileen Felch; brother-in-law, Jim Mowry; and sister-in-law, Brenda Carroll.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Felch of Brownwood; son, Mark Felch and wife Alice of Kyle; daughters, Michelle Baker and husband Jim of Ft. Worth, Terri Boyd and husband Mark of Kyle; grandchildren, Brittany, Kobi, Cole, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Cate,  Joshua, Sarah, James, and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Grayson, Dakota, and Maggie; sister, Millie Mowry of Topeka, KS; brother, Ken Felch and wife Arlene of Topeka, KS; brothers-in-law, Don Clark and wife Elna, Pat Clark and wife Sandy, and David Carroll and wife Laneta all of Brownwood. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Melvin will be missed by so many, he was a wonderful husband, dad, son, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend.

The family would like to say “Thank You” for many prayers and support.

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Velma Carson

CarsonVelmaVelma Carson, 79, of May, passed away in Brownwood Saturday January 3, 2015. Graveside services, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday January the 6th at the Toliver Cemetery in Lamkin, TX with Bro. Steven Schulte officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday the 5th. Please sign the register for Velma Carson at the funeral home or online at

Velma was born August 3, 1935, in Carbon, TX, to Melvin and Velma (Johnson) Maynard. She attended school and graduated as Valedictorian of Carbon High School. Velma and Charles R. Carson were married in Barksdale, TX on December 25, 1953. She loved to play softball and completed more than 25 years in the sport. In 1956, her team made it to the Women’s National Finals in Connecticut. Velma worked as a seamstress and owned her own business, working at home, making clothes, quilts, and taught the grandchildren to cross-stich, quilt, and embroidery. Velma was May resident for 25 plus years and a member of the First United Methodist Church of May.

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Carolyn McAlister

A graveside funeral service for Carolyn McAlister, age 66, of Brownwood, will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 5, 2014 in the Jenkins Springs Cemetery with Bill Slaymaker officiating, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

Ms. McAlister died Friday at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin.  She was born on November 4, 1948 in Gainesville, Texas to Oklahoma and Merle (Woodfin) Westerman.

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Patricia Webb

WebbPatriciaVisitation for Patricia Webb, age 62, of Bangs, will be held from 3:00 until 5:00 on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Heartland Funeral Home.  Cremation will follow under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.

Mrs. Webb died Friday, January 2, 2015 at her home in Bangs.

Patricia was born on October 5, 1952 in Brownwood to Ocie and Addie Lee (Reynolds) Westerman.  She cared for children in daycare for many years.

Patricia is survived by her children, Cindy, Stephen and Stacy Webb, five grandchildren, Dakota Delacruz, Nikki Delacruz, Blake Delacruz, Addison Delacruz and Kylee Webb, and one great-grandchild; her sisters and brothers, Nadine Chaput, Shine Bullard, Betty Allan, James Westerman, and Mac Westerman.

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