Dale Davis

DavisDale Davis, 72, of Beattie, passed away at his home Sunday July 19, 2015 after a lengthy illness.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 21st at 8 PM at Heartland Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22nd  at Broken Bronc Cowboy Church - 1900 FM 588 in Comanche.

Dale was born June 25, 1943 in Beattie, Texas, to Eugene and Odessa (Helm) Davis. He married Peggy Davis on January 4, 1964 and they had twin children, Bobby and Linda.

Dale was a man of many trades. He worked in the oil field, farmed, raised cattle and turkeys, and planted grass and vegetation on many government lakes and dams in Texas. He mowed highways and lake parks, owned a tractor and equipment sales store in both Brownwood and Comanche, and drilled water wells and installed water pumps.

Dale loved his family, friends, and church very much. He attended and was member of Taylor’s Chapel Church.

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Jose F. Varela, Sr.

VarelaJoseJose F. Varela, Sr. 89, passed quietly in his home on July 18, 2015 with loved ones at his bedside.  He was born on March 2, 1926.

Jose was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Varela; his brother, Gaspar (Lalo)Garcia; and his brother, Octavio Varela.  Two great grandchildren Mariza & Michael.

He is survived by six children; Nora Hall and husband Sonny; Jose F. Varela, Jr. and wife Ani; Ronny Varela and companion, Mary Delgado; Orfalinda Davis and husband, Micky; Gloria Kinzer and husband James; and Richard Varela and wife Anna.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by two loyal pets; Chuy and Etta.

An avid reader, he also enjoyed gardening, tending to his flowers, garage sale shopping and spending time with his family.

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Gary Butts

A memorial service for Gary Townsend Butts, 68, of Brownwood, will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Butts passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Brownwood.

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Charlotte Rose Graham

GrahamCharlotte Graham, 81, of Brownwood, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Brownwood.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel; with Richard Evans officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, 2015, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Charlotte Rose Wright Graham was born August 26, 1933, in Belton, Texas, to Charlie Daniel and Bertha May (Davis) Wright.  Charlotte was a Licensed Vocational Nurse and was extremely proud of that.  She loved to sing, play piano and also guitar.  One of the things Charlotte took the most pride in was being able to teach her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren about her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Charlotte was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, and friend.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Paul Wright, Dan Wright, Barney Wright, and John Wright; her sister, Charlene Neeper; and two husbands, Gilbert Farmer and Clyde Graham.

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Billie (Bill) E. Grady

GradyBillie E. Grady (Bill) was born in McCullough County on December 17, 1931 to William Hobert Grady and Tina Bell (Cowin) Grady.  He married Barbara White on October 30, 1954 in Mullin, Texas.

Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years Barbara White Grady, two sons, Kim A. Grady and wife, Linda of Ballinger, Texas, and Billy J. Grady and wife, Dana of Brownwood, Texas.  He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Dustin Grady, Bodie Grady, Cody Grady, Casey Grady, and Megan Grady, as well as 3 great grandchildren, Cody Borgwald, Lainey Butler, and Tripp Grady.  Bill is also survived by a half-sister, Amalee (Grady) Kibbey of Irving, Texas, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

Bill was a past Master Mason and a proud member of the Mullin Masonic Lodge #806, having earned his 50 year service pin in 2014.  He was a Shriner and Scottish Rites.  Bill served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and was a Sergeant in the Texas State Guard.  Bill was previously employed by Texaco for 12 years and the Brownwood Police Department as an Investigator/Juvenile Officer for 10 years.  He was a production supervisor for Petro Lewis Oil Co. over the Gulf Coast Region in El Campo, Texas for 5 years before returning to Brownwood.  Bill retired from the position of Attendance/Truancy Officer for the Brownwood ISD in 1996 at which time he and Barbara moved to Mullin, Texas.

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Dana Smith

SmithDanaDana Smith, 67, of Brownwood passed away peacefully, at home, the morning of Friday, July 17, 2015, after a brave battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30pm Friday, July 24, at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center, 600 East Depot, in Brownwood.

Dana was born on July 17, 1948, in Brownwood, Texas to Juanelle and Marion Smith. He was a graduate of Southwestern Adventist University and received his J.D. from Baylor Law School.

Dana practiced law for well over 40 years, and left a legacy of kindness and compassion that his family is most proud of. It has been said that Dana did not only gain clients, he gained friends. Dana enjoyed playing golf, traveling the country for sporting events, watching baseball, and spending time with his family and friends.

Dana is survived by his children, Blake Smith of Los Angeles, CA; Paige Brum, and her husband, Aaron, of Austin, his father, Marion Smith, of Brownwood; his brother, Damon Smith, and wife Debbi, of Brownwood; nieces Tara Hendrick of Highland Village and Ashley Moore of Southlake.

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Ramon R. Vasquez

VasquezRamon R. Vasquez passed away Thursday morning, July 16, 2015, after a lengthy battle with cancer, with family at his side. Even though he could not stand, he moved his legs and walked into heaven, greeted by a host of family and friends.

Visitation for the family will be from 6-8 PM on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

A Celebration Of Life Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Francis Njokou officiating and assisted by Deacon John Specht and Deacon Ray Nunez. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery.

Ramon was born March 29, 1929, in Santa Anna, Texas. The 2nd of 7 children to Venino Vasquez, Sr. and Elena Ruiz Vasquez. He learned to do many jobs as a young child and grew up working with his siblings at various places in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. He was a sheep shearer and worked with his Father and brother on many ranches in the area. He also helped some of the students get their animals ready for the Youth Fairs.

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George Wylie Leonard

LeonardGraveside services George Wylie Leonard will be Saturday July 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Santa Anna Cemetery Santa Anna, Texas under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home Early, Texas. Mr Leonard was born February 4, 1921 in Novice, Texas, he passed away July 15, 2015 in Garland, Texas. George served his country during World War II in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946.

He is survived his daughter Sherry McCormick of Garland, Texas, son, Paul Leonard of Orange, Texas, 2 step daughters; Janet Miller of Irving and Emily Permenter of Brownwood, Texas, 2 step sons; Raymond Wells of Brownwood, Texas, and Martin Wells of Bangs, Texas. He is also survived by 1 sister Maggie Lee of Farmington, New Mexico, 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Raymond Stanley

Raymond Stanley, 86, of Comanche, passed away Wednesday July 15 2015, in Abilene. Graveside services, under the directions of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 18, 2015, at Bangs Cemetery, in Bangs, with Bro. Steven Schulte officiating.

The family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday the 17th at the funeral home.

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Pauline Keele White

White3Pauline Keele White was born January 31, 1928 in Menard, Texas to Titus and Florence McCasland Keele. She passed away Tuesday, July 14 at the CARE center in Brownwood, Texas.

Graveside services will be held on July 16th at 11 Am at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in May, TX

She was a member of the Lake Brownwood Church of Christ. Pauline was a past member of the North Lake Sparkettesfor a number of years. She lived in Brown County for over 30 years. Pauline loved to fish and work in her garden.

She is survived by her children; Billy Wagner of Lake Brownwood, Texas, Linda and husband Jack Kelly of Rainbow, Texas, Pat and Benny Lawrence of San Angelo, Texas, and Steve and wife Lita Carlock of Rosemond, California. She is also survived by 8

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