Dale Taylor

Dale Taylor, age 66, of Bailey, Colorado and formerly of May passed away July 6, 2014 in Colorado.

Graveside Services for Dale will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at May Cemetery.

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Leonda Hawkins Allgood

AllgoodLeondaLeonda Hawkins Allgood, age 47, of Zephyr lost her battle to cancer on Sunday, July 13, 2014 with her family by her side.

Memorial Services for Leonda will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Zephyr Tabernacle with Pat Riley and Brian Griffin officiating, private interment. No visitation will be held.  The family request that casual attire or the “Fight Like a Girl” shirt be wore to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials be made in honor of Leonda to the “Allgood Memorial Fund” and sent to Blaylock Funeral Home, 1914 Indian Creek Rd. Brownwood, Texas 76801. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Leonda was born on November 2, 1966 to Kenneth and Hazel (Moseley) Hawkins in Brownwood. She graduated from Brownwood High in 1985. After high school, she attended and played basketball and volleyball for Howard Payne University for 2 years. On June 9, 1995 Leonda married her soul mate, Dominic Allgood. She worked at Superior Essex for 25 years, but her number one job was being a mom to her two kids.  Leonda touched more lives in her time here on earth than most people would dream about.  She fought a courageous battle with grace and dignity.  She endured more pain than we can imagine, only to spare us the pain of losing her.  Her life leaves a legacy of unconditional love, kindness, family, strength, courage, hope beyond this earth, faith, and trust in our savior.  She will be greatly missed.  Her smile and spirit will be carried on through all of the lives she touched through her journey of life.

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Delores (Lori) Cadena Moreno

MorenoA Memorial Service for Delores (Lori) Cadena Moreno, age 47, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday at the Milton Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor John Villarreal officiating.  Cremation is under the direction of the Netherton Funeral Home.  Mrs. Moreno passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 in the San Angelo Memorial Hospital.

Lori was born on August 16, 1966 in Brownwood to Alfred and Josephas S. (Jodie) Saiz Cadena Sr.  She received her Medical Aide Certification and worked at several of the local nursing homes over the years.        Lori was a lifetime resident of Brownwood and attended the Milton Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents Alfred and Jodie Cadena Sr.; siblings Alfred Cadena Jr., Delia Cadena, Ruben Cadena, Raul Cadena, Christie Townsend, Anna Cadena and Paul Cadena; Aunts and Uncles Maria Saiz, Johnny Cadena, Joe Cadena, Ralph Cadena, Jesse Cadena, Delia Murray, Margaret Rubelcalba, Virginia DelaRosa, RolindaPizzaro, Dora Cadena and Helen Johnson.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family members.

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Ascension Galvan

Funeral services for Ascension Galvan, 81, of Brownwood will be held 10 AM Tuesday, July 15, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home.

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Linda D. Evans

EvansA memorial service for Linda Darlene Evans, 64, of May, Texas will be held Saturday July, 12, 2014 , 2:00 pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the Holder community with Rick Couch officiating. Mrs. Evans went to her Heavenly home on Saturday July 5, 2014. Her final resting place will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, May, Texas at a later date.

Mrs. Evans is survived by her father James A. Johnson, of May, Texas; her son, James B. Evans and wife Debbie Jalayne; granddaughters, Makenzie Jordan and Madison Lagene; grandsons, Colton Gray and Jacob Anders; Sisters Patricia Gail Davis and husband Larry, Alice Elaine Johnson and Janie Garza of San Marcos, Texas; Judy Jeanette Johnson of Lubbock; Nephew, Cory McMahan; Nieces, Casey Brewer of Lubbock and Samantha McBee of Dalhart. She is also survived by many Uncles and Aunts and a host of friends and neighbors.

Mrs. Evans enjoyed crafting with yarn. She would crochet, make Christmas trees, and yarn toys for her grandkids.

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Robert Shane McClain

McClainRobertRobert Shane McClain, age 43, of Blanket passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at his residence.

Robert was born on September 28, 1970 to Richard and Gail (Mansfield) McClain in Salisbury, Maryland.  He was a longtime resident and graduate of Blanket High School. He worked off and on for Superior Essex for many years.  Robert deeply loved his children, family, and all his friends; he told them that as often as he could even if it were by a Facebook post.

He is survived by his children, Jordan and Roston McClain of Lake Brownwood; his parents, Richard and Gail McClain of Blanket; sister, Michelle Lofton and husband Carey of Blanket.  Robert is also survived by numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

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Harold W. “Josh” Strasner II

strasnerHarold Walker (Josh) Strasner ll, 49, of Brownwood, Texas, died on July 8, 2014. He was "surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses…and ran with perseverance the race marked out for him" (Hebrews 12: 1-3) during his entire three year battle with cancer. He was at home surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing.

Josh was a man of God and spent most of his life on a faith journey seeking to understand and form a relationship with his savior Jesus Christ. He accomplished this in a way that allowed him to help others in need, especially as he battled cancer during his final three years. His blog, "Strasners Box of Chocolates" (, written in his final months, was originally planned to be a series of posts for his children; ultimately it provided inspiration, motivation, and smiles to thousands of readers.

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William Alfred Pate

PateWilliamWilliam Alfred Pate, age 73, died Friday, July 4, 2014 in Fort Worth,  Tx.   William was born December 6, 1940, in Killeen, Texas.  He was the first son of William George Pate and Lucille Larue Bingham Pate.  William graduated from Bangs High School in 1959 and attended Howard Payne College in Brownwood.  Before retiring he was the night plant manager for Thorsen Tool in Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a younger brother, Luther Ray Pate and his parents William (Bill) and Lucille Pate.

Survivors include a son, Vincent Pate and wife Kathy of Richardson, Texas; daughter, Elise Moore, of Richardson, Tx;   three sisters of Bangs, Jessie Austin and husband Jim; Lenora Alexander; Teressa Dill;  grandchildren are Jaqueline Moore of Searcy, Arkansas; Brianna Pate and Meagan Pate of Fort Worth; Windy Maddox and Sarah Jones of Searcy, Arkansas, Vincent Pate and Nicholas Pate of Richardson, Tx and great grandchildren Caleb Ivy, Christian Jones, Hayleigh Pate, Christopher Pate.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Charles Lee Bilbrey

BilbreyFuneral services for Charles Bilbrey, 75, of Brownwood, will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, July 10, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brian Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Jones Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home. Visitation will be held this evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Charles Lee Bilbrey was born on April 24, 1939, in Brownwood to Virgil Lee Bilbrey and Loney Marie McAlister Bilbrey. He was raised by his loving Aunt and Uncle, Sally and Monroe Bilbrey, and on May 31, 1957, he married the love of his life, Frieda Joyce Willborn. Together, they made their home in Brownwood where he had worked as a brick mason until retiring.

Charles was a staunch advocate for the Buckner Boys Ranch in Burnett Texas and was the backbone of his family. He loved fishing and camping in his spare time, but what he loved most, was being with family and friends. Charles, unlike most men, also loved Christmas and looked forward to it each and every year with great anticipation.   He was truly one of a kind, and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

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Frances Stalcup

StalcupA graveside funeral service for Frances Stalcup, age 79, of Lake Brownwood, will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Fairview Cemetery.  There will be a funeral procession leaving from First Baptist Lake Brownwood at 10:30 for those needing direction to the cemetery.

Mrs. Stalcup passed from this life on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in a local care facility.

Frances was born on November 21, 1934 in Lafayette, Georgia to Henry and Mary (Barron) Sisemore. Her family moved to Cotton Center and she graduated from Hale Center High School.  She married Leonard Stalcup on December 18, 1954 in Hale Center. Frances and Leonard left the plains of West Texas in 1978 and moved to Lake Brownwood. Frances was a member of Lake Brownwood First Baptist Church.

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