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Betty Sue Qualls

QuallsBetty Sue Qualls went to be with her Lord September 9, 2014.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ruben Packer officiating.  Burial will follow at Rocky Creek Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday evening at the funeral home.

Betty was born July 25, 1935 in Brownwood to Mattie (Jones) and Henry James.  She attended Early schools and graduated from Howard Payne College.  She worked for the State of Texas for 30 years; and after her retirement was the “pest control lady” for another 20 years.  She was known for her little white truck, her dog and her hat.  Betty loved every one of her customers; they were her life.

Those left behind to cherish her memories include two daughters, Rhonda and Ricky Simpson of Zephyr and Pamela Q. Beene from Brownwood; one brother, Jearl James from Garland; two sisters, Jean Wyatt of Garland and Madelene Davis of Arkansas, as well as nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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Margaret Anne Youngblood

Margaret Anne Youngblood, also known as Momma Rabbit by her grandchildren and great grandchildren passed on September 6, 2014. She was born on February 24, 1929 in Daingerfield, Texas to Terrell and Sybil Conner.

She attended East Texas State University where she met her husband Erwin A. Youngblood. They were married on August 15, 1948 in Daingerfield, Texas. He preceded her in death on September 10, 2002.

As Erwin started his career in education, Margaret worked at First National Bank, Waco and then Insurance Claim Service, Waco. When they moved to Stinnett, Texas, she worked for the Stinnett School System. When they moved to Knox City, Texas, she retired and became a full-time mom to seven children. She was known for making fudge, brownies and sweet cornbread. After the children were grown, she worked for Brookesmith RISD, Brookesmith, Texas retiring in May 1986. She and Erwin traveled in retirement and visited all fifty states at least once.

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Billy Ray London Jr.

londonBilly Ray London Jr. 63 of May passed Monday September 1, 2014 following a motorcycle accident.

A memorial service will be held Friday September 12 at 3:00pm at the May United Methodist Church. Billy was born September 5, 1950 to Betty Jean and Billy London Sr. He was a truck driver, which he loved and also an avid motorcyclist.

Survivors include wife Debbie of May, Mother Betty Jean London of Dallas, Two sisters Nora Covington of College Station, Dellana cook and husband Larry of Murphy, one brother Tom and wife Lorene of Dallas, Two daughters Amanda Carson and husband Pat of Fort Worth, Angela London of San Antonio. One step son Bill Jollie and wife Tracey of Raleigh NC. Four Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Dora Jo Burleson

A Memorial Service for Dora Jo Burleson, age 71, of Lake Brownwood, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early.  Mrs. Burleson passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 in a local nursing home.

Dora Jo was born on August 23, 1943 in Slaton, Texas to Delmer D. and Eileen Lynch Tucker.  On December 23, 1960, she married Jackie Carlton Burleson in Slaton and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2014.  Dora was a homemaker and had lived in Anson, Texas prior to moving to Lake Brownwood in 2002.

Survivors include her daughter Sheri Sandbothe and husband Sam; two sons Carleton Burleson and wife Tammy, Joe Burleson and wife Beverly; two grandchildren Aaron Sandbothe and Paige Nicole Burleson; two brothers Dee Allen Tucker and Clarence Ray Tucker; two sisters Delma (Aunt Tookie) Tucker Bloxom and Debra Jane Tucker Rackler.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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Alfred Garrett

GarrettAlfredAlfred Garrett, age 91, of Richland Springs passed away September 4, 2014 at a local nursing home.
Funeral Services for Alfred will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Richland Springs with Bro. Joe Densman officiating, burial will follow at Richland Springs Cemetery. No set visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of San Saba.

Alfred was born on August 6, 1923 to Anson and Macie (Eckert) Garrett in San Saba County. He served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. Alfred was the owner of Texaco Service Station in Richland Springs for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Richland Springs.

He is survived by his sister, Jimmie Korenek of Richland Springs; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Wanda Garrett of San Saba; other relatives and friends.

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Brandon Lee Gomez Abernathy

AbernathyBrandonGomezGraveside services for Brandon Lee Gomez Abernathy, age 18, of Bangs, Texas will be held 11:30 AM  Monday, September 8, 2014 at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early.  Brandon passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 in Brownwood.

Brandon was born on January 16, 1996 in Brownwood, Texas to Morris Lee Abernathy and Irene Gomez.  He attended school in Brownwood and was a 2012 graduate of Bangs High School.  He attended the Bangs New Testament Holiness Church, worked in landscaping and had planned on enrolling in college.  Brandon was a happy, smiling person who liked listening to music and playing paintball.

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William W. Hall

HallFuneral services for William W. Hall, 60 of Bangs will be held at 2:00pm Saturday September 6, at the New Testament Holiness Church with Bishop Eric D. Reynolds as the Eulogist. A visitation will be held Friday from 6-8pm at the Brownwood Funeral Home.

“Billy” as he’s affectionately called, passed peacefully from this life to meet his Lord and Savior August 31, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center with his wife and children by his side. Billy was born on February 18, 1954 in Philadelphia PA to William N. Hall and Ruth Delores (Fortson) Hall. He Attended school in Philadelphia, graduating from Overbrook High School in 1972. In 1975 Billy met the love of his life. Billy and Linda were married by Pastor Dwayne Blue on January 2, 1977. From this union they had two girls Monica Genae Hall of Tucsan Arizona and Coporal Vella’ Drenay Hall who’s currently in the US Marines stationed in New Orleans. There are two grandchildren Asia Monet and Quintin Octavious. Billy loved and was very proud of his family and always provided well for them. Prior to his passing he was employed with G4s youth services and G4s Security at Kholer CO.

Billy’s passion in life was his belief in God, his family, drinking coffee, traveling and riding his motorcycles. Billy also enjoyed working in his yard. He was a people person who would start a conversation with anyone. Billy believed everyone had worth and should be validated equally. Billy loved talking, sharing thoughts and ideas and discussing current events.

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Euda Ruth Smith

Euda Ruth Smith, age 85, of San Angelo formerly of San Saba, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in San Angelo.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2014 at China Creek Cemetery with Bro. Tom Brand officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home of San Saba.

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Larry Orman

OrmanLarryLarry “Gramps” Orman, age 67, of Brookesmith passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at his residence.

Memorial Services for “Gramps” will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Troy Henderson officiating.  There will be a private interment.

Larry was born on August 19, 1947 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Lester and Virginia (VanHorn) Orman.  He was a long longtime resident of Brookesmith.  He worked as an Oil Field Diller and retired after many years.

“Gramps” is survived by his wife, Gloria Orman of Brookesmith; sister, Sissy Campbell; numerous children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by other close family, friends, and his 3 special dogs.

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Loraine Oxford

Loraine Oxford, age 86, of Coleman, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center.  Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2014, at Community Baptist Church, 216 Lackland, Coleman.  Interment will follow in the Coleman Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

She was born Loraine Beatrice Laws on February 15, 1928 in Coleman, the daughter of Leslie Laws and Della Welty Laws.  She grew up in Coleman, where she attended school.  On May 30, 1946, she married Phillip Oxford in Coleman and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2002.  Loraine was a life-long resident of Coleman, a homemaker, and a member of Community Baptist Church.

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