Jean Harris

HarrisJean Harris, 89, of Brownwood, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014, in Brownwood.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, October 13, 2014, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel.  Jean will be laid to rest at Cox Cemetery in McCullough County, following the chapel service.

Winna Jean (Willborn) Harris was born November 3, 1924 in Holt, TX, to Bill and Sally (Chitwood) Willborn.  Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brownwood, TX.  Jean, while living in Post, TX was active with her husband in the various civic activities.  She returned to Brown County area in the late 1970’s.  Jean had interests in various things, such as square dancing and was a big fan and follower of high fashion.

Jean was preceded in death by four husbands; her son, Gregory Don Penn, six brothers, and four sisters.

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Clayton Henderson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Clayton Henderson, age 68, of Lake Brownwood, Texas will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2013 at Lake Brownwood Dam Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Henderson passed away September 18, 2014 in the VA Hospital in Temple, Texas.  Cremation was under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

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Johnny Lee McGlasson

McGlassonJohnnyFuneral services for Johnny Lee McGlasson, 55, of Brownwood, will be held at 10 am on Saturday, October 11, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Barnum officiating. Interment will follow in Rocky Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm this evening, October 10, at the funeral home.

Mr. McGlasson passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, in Brownwood.

Johnny McGlasson was born on August 30, 1959, in Brownfield Texas, a son of Billy Joe McGlasson and Sandra Gene Maxwell McGlasson. He graduated from Denver City High School in 1977 and had spent most of his adult life living in Brownwood. On November 25, 1980, Johnny married the love of his life Tressie Reeder.

He worked as a Diesel Technician for McCorkle Truck Lines Inc. and had enjoyed anything that had to do with being out on the water in his spare time, like skiing and fishing, camping and fishing, spending time with his two little sidekicks, Sandy and Girl, and fishing…

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Elroy Poindexter

poindexderElroy Poindexter,  loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at his home in Early, Texas surrounded by his loving family at the age 70.  Services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early.  Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral Home.

Elroy was born on November 19, 1943 in Hartson, Oklahoma to Clarence and Ruby Mae Riggs Poindexter.  He was married to Ronda Portnajamer in Mills County on September 8, 1981 and was a mechanic prior to his failing health.  Elroy has been a resident of Early for the past eight years and had previously lived in Goldthwaite for forty two years.  He will be remembered for being happy, loving, caring,  positive, compassionate and never minded lending a helping hand to anyone in need.  He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife Ronda Poindexter of Early; nine children Kenzie Poindexter of Early, Robby Poindexter of Early, Douglas Portnajmer and wife Gina of Bedford, Erocia Donahoo and husband Roland of Brownwood, Veronica Burgin and husband Stephen of Abilene, Denise Johnson of Goldthwaite, Kevin Poindexter and wife  Rosa of Goldthwaite, Tommy Poindexter and wife Denise of Killeen, Tracie Savage and husband Richard of Brownwood, Candace Terrell of Fort Worth; grandchildren Ashlee Emerson, Shanah Salinas, Daniel Salinas, Nikki DeLa Hoya, Kevin Poindexter Jr., D.J. Patterson, Nate Thomas, Davin Johnson, Thomas “Buddy” ElRoy Poindexter, Michael, Jesse and Damon Portnajmer, Shaylee Donahoo and Lenzie Burgin; great grandchildren McKennah Stewart, Ernest, Joel and Addie DeLa Hoya; sisters Lorrine Hammer of Stone Bluff, OK, Linda Tomlinson of Missouri; a brother Gary Poindexter of Haskell, OK;  sister-in-law Sharon Poer and husband Randy of Brownwood; brother-in-law Tim Portnajamer and wife Gina of Early; father-in-law Frank Portnajamer and Maggie Kanadda; mother-in-law Betty Jordy and by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Larry Donal Farrow

FarrowLarry D. Farrow, 69, of Brownwood, passed away on October 3, 2014. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 8, at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early.

Larry Donal Farrow was born to Donal P. Farrow and LaRue Wilkerson Farrow in Gorman on June 5, 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from May 5, 1971 to Feb. 3, 1973 attaining the rank of E4. He and his wife Sandy Farrow were well known to many diners in the community as the owners of the Section Hand Steakhouse on Highway 377 in Brownwood. He came to Brownwood in 1981, opened the steakhouse and has been serving the local community as well as those passing through for over 30 years. Larry was also an avid hunter as evidenced by the many species of game he had displayed in his restaurant over the years.

Larry is survived by his sons, Rusty Farrow and his wife Misty, Dusty Farrow, Don Farrow and Jackie Koerner, Cody Strube and his wife Molly, as well as their daughter Jana and her husband Dane Martin; brother, Doyle Randall Farrow and wife Judy; and a sister, Sharon Walker.

Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Ashtin, Charity, Chris, Brandon and Skylar Farrow;  Kyle, Leslie, Amanda, Hank, Jeff, Misty, Cassy Jo, Tarrant, Cassie Lee and Justin Chase; his five great- grandkids; and several nieces and nephews.

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Fred Emerson Reasoner

ReasonerThe 93 year Journey ended on this Earth, Friday, October 3, 2014 for Fred Reasoner as he joined most of his family in Heaven's Glory. He was born to Walter and Ollie (Head) Reasoner in Zephyr, Texas, he was the youngest of 8 children. He grew up working in the fields with his family and played basketball for the Zephyr Bulldogs, graduating in 1941. Shortly thereafter, World War II began and he was drafted to serve his country in India, Burma, and China, driving the treacherous Burmalita Road.

After returning from his military service, he worked for Southwestern Poultry then met and married the Love of his life, Amy Juanita Butler and relocated to Bangs. From that union, they brought forth two daughters, Pamela and LaFreda. He then began his career at Texas Power and Light Company in the Generating Power Plant and retired at the age of 68 to help care for his wife until her death.
He later married Bernice Brown and cared for her until her death in 2009.He spent many wonderful hours on his tractor, raising his garden, and taking pride in his work. He was a long time Deacon at the First Baptist Church in Bangs.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ollie Reasoner; brothers, Morris, Carl, and Marion Reasoner; baby Reasoner; Sisters, Frances Reasoner, Opal Locks, and Iva Mae Heath; his wives, Juanita and Bernice; Son-in-law, Glynn Scott and grandson Scotty Brian Purcell.

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James “Jim” Frederick Boek

boekeJames “Jim” Frederick Boeke passed away at his home in Fountain Valley, California, Friday, September 26, 2014, at the age of 76, after a short battle with Acute Leukemia.

He excelled in Athletics playing football for the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, and New Orleans Saints. Jim left the NFL to do some acting in movies, commercials, and television; as well as pursing a full time career of teaching and coaching for 22 years. Jim spent his retirement years with his dog, Scooby, devoting himself to his Christian faith, and spending time with family and friends. He touched many lives during his various career paths.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Peggy Nettleship Boeke; one infant son, Calvin Boeke; his parents, Calvin and Majorie Boeke of Ohio; and his in-laws, Clyde and Irene Nettleship of Brownwood, Texas.

Jim leaves behind to cherish his legacy his daughters, Dawn Boeke of Nashville, TN, Chante’ Tilden and husband Kevin of San Clemente, CA, Kelly Walters and husband Dave of Huntington Beach, CA; grandchildren: Jackson and Faith Tilden, and Kelsey Walters. He is also survived by one brother-in-law, Larry Nettleship and wife Kay; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

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Mable Ann Bell

A memorial service for Mable Ann Bell, age 86, of Brownwood, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 6, 2014 at Victory Baptist Church.

Cremation is under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.

Ms. Bell died Friday, October 3, 2014 in Brownwood.

Mable was born on November 8, 1927 in Weslaco to Fred and Ollie Lee (Ashford) Caldwell.  Mable worked for many years in food service for the Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood.

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Jenneane Watson

WatsonOvaJenneaneJenneane was born May 31, 1936 in Snyder, TX to the late Weldon & Maurine Simpson. She married Eddie Watson on June 26, 1955. She was president of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in the early 70's and was president of the Women's Club at BCC for several years in the 90's. Along with her husband Eddie, owned Chandler Auto Supply until retiring in 1995. She also teamed up with her daughters in an embroidering business for several years. She was a member of the Austin Avenue Church of Christ.

She lovingly cared for her namesake Aunt Ova Chandler until her death in 2001. Along with Aunt Ova, her mother Maurine and her other Aunt Glenna "Poodle" were three of the most influential women that helped her to be the strong, independent person she was.

Some of her favorite things were cooking for family & friends, watching her grandchildren's sports activities and caring for her great-grandchildren. She never forgot a birthday and would send cards with a sweet message.

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Dr. Robert Leonard Smith Sr.

RLSmithThe family of Robert Leonard Smith, including his wife, Ethelyn Hughes Smith, his son, Robert Leonard Smith, Jr., his daughter, Judy Smith George, his two grandsons, John Graham and Jeffery Thomas Bynum wish to announce his home-going on September 29, 2014, and to pay tribute to the exemplary life he lived before them.

He was born to Leonard and Jewel Horton Smith on December 23, 1024 in San Antonio, Texas.  He has outlived both of his brothers, Bill F, and Jean A. Smith but is survived by four nieces and their families.  He also has two nephews and two nieces on the Hughes side of our family who are equally close to their “Uncle Bob.”

The family would also like to mention the wonderful friends he had in his former churches.  They include his two student pastorates, which no longer exist.  They were Pleasant Valley Baptist Church of Olney, TX, Red Top Baptist Church, Graham, TX.  His other pastorates include First Baptist Church, Crossett, AR. This was his first church after graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1953.  Others were First Baptist Church of Pine Bluff, AR. Here his church was the 2nd church in the US whose services were broadcast on television, First Baptist Church of Houston, TX. where his weekly TV show, “The Art of Living” , was widely viewed and received high ratings on station KHOU.  His last full time pastorate was in Pompano Beach, FL.  At the time he left, his church had become the second fastest growing Sunday School in FL.

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