A celebration of Mattie Emma Sutton Johnson’s 105 years of life is set for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30th at San Saba Cemetery, San Saba, Texas. Officiating the graveside service will be Pastor Samuel Crosby of First Baptist Church, San Saba, Texas.
Teddy Roosevelt was president and William Howard Taft was president-elect when Mattie Emma Sutton came into the world on January 14, 1908. The youngest of five, Emma, like her other siblings, was born at home in the little community of Fairview, about four miles north of San Saba. She was blessed to live all 105 years in San Saba County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Irby Marcus Johnson, her father, Iscoe Philip Sutton, her mother, Susan Emily Brown Sutton, and her sisters, Willie Pearl Sutton, Lillie Sutton, brothers, Allen Sutton and Thomas Sutton. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Colleen Hallmark, son-in-law, Raymond Hurston Hallmark, son, Irby Craigan Johnson, grandson, Hurston Craig Hallmark and grand daughter-in-law, Beverly Hallmark.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Walker Johnson and wife, Eleanor Owen Johnson of San Saba, Texas, by a daughter, Connie Johnson Taff and husband, Thomas Eugene Taff of Harrison, Arkansas and Betty Ann Johnson, San Saba, Texas. Grandchildren, Douglas Kyle Hallmark of San Antonio, Texas, Tama Hallmark Blend and husband, James Blend of San Antonio, Texas, Leslie Taff Hendrickson and husband, John Hendrickson of Richardson, Texas, Thomas Richard Johnson and wife, Marianella Johnson of San Saba, Texas, Jay Patrick Taff and wife, Gloria Taff of Berryville, Arkansas, Phyllis Lynn Johnson of Austin, Texas, Brady Marcus Johnson and wife, Anna Johnson of Sonora, Texas, Jeri Ann Johnson Willoughby and husband, Ray W Willoughby III of Eldorado, Texas and Dub Zackary Johnson and wife, Gina Johnson of San Angelo, Texas. Great grandchildren, Paige Blend, JB Blend and wife, Veronica Blend, Jenna Blend, Clayton Allen Taff and wife, Bethany Chapman Taff, Chelsea Danielle Taff, Marshall Johnson Taff, Craigan Ross Johnson, Austin, Texas, Thomas Heath Johnson, San Saba, Zackary Ryan Johnson, Jared Walker Johnson, Travis Owen Johnson, Mary Kyle Johnson, Wilson Marcus Johnson, TSgt Jacob Nathaniel Eaves, Candace Emmali Barnes, and husband, Daniel Barnes and their son, Lucas Patrick Barnes, great, great grandson.
Funeral services for Jimmie Burris Porter, 87, are under the direction of Brownwood Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Doris LaRue Ash, 89, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heartland Funeral Home in Early.
Dorothy Jean McCann, age 73, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home with Pastor Carlton Stimpson officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at Davis-Morris.
Dorothy was born April 3, 1939, in Carthage, Texas to John Freemon and Etta Mae Rayson. She came to live in Brownwood in 1975 where she met James McCann and they were married in 1980. Dorothy was a member of Abundant Life Church and she loved to sew and go fishing. She loved to make others laugh and was loved by all who knew her.
Dorothy is survived by her sisters, Betty Broadnax of Dallas, and Ethel Jacques Lockridge and husband Carl of Dallas; step-children, Randy McCann, Bobbie Hopes, Jacklyn Williams, Wynda Gail Guillory, Bennie Butler, Jr. and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Lou Tishie Hise, 78, of Brownwood will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Woodland Memorial Park in Mineral Wells with William Eudy officiating. Lou went home to be with her Lord March 23, 2013 in Brownwood.
Lou was born in Lone Camp, Texas on September 20, 1934 to Robert (Bob) Lee and Josie Ann Thornton. She learned to play the piano at the age of five, and at eight years of age, wrote the school song for Santo. On August 10, 1952, she married Gilbert Lawrence Hise in Lone Camp. After becoming a recording artist and playing for so many years, the sound of Lou on the piano can still be heard by many. She loved her family and enjoyed visiting with friends and making new ones.
Funeral Services for Juanita (Crockett) Bailey, 89, of Brownwood and formerly of Early will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home with Alvis Fisher officiating. Interment will follow at Rock Church Cemetery near Blanket. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. She passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Brownwood.
Nita was born March 3, 1924, in Owens to Miller and Mary Crockett. Nita was married to Joe A. Bailey on April 11, 1941. Together they owned and operated “Bailey’s Radio and TV” in downtown Brownwood for several years. After the sale of their business, Nita worked in the Brown County Clerk’s office for nineteen years and served as the Brown County Clerk form 1980 through 1986.
Alvin L. Isom, age 70, of Brownwood died Friday at the Brown wood Senior Care Center following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am Tuesday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny M. Allcorn officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 PM Tuesday in the Moody Cemetery in Moody, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 PM on Monday at the funeral home.
Alvin was born September 14, 1942 in Moody, Texas the son of the late Edmond Alvin and Alton Bearden Isom. He married Betty Brink Southern in Brownwood on August 25, 1995. She preceded him in death. He worked for Superior Cable for 25 years retiring in August 2007. He was a Baptist and had lived in Brownwood for the past 30 years.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Debbie Aaron of Brownwood and Kaycie isom of Frisco
Funeral services for Charlie L. “Dood” Harris, age 79, of Owens, Texas formerly of Imperial, Texas will be held 10:00 AM Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Heartland Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Heflin Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Harris passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his residence.
Charlie L. “Dood” Harris was born on March 28, 1933 in Salesville, Texas (Palo Pinto County) to James Barney and Lillie Augusta Gwynn Harris. He served in the United States Army and was married to Rosa Lee “Shot” Holder on October 14, 1966 in Imperial. They lived the majority of their married life in Imperial and moved to the Owens Community in 2005. Mr. Harris farmed and ranched for many years and served as constable in Pecos, Texas for 16 years. He was a member of the Imperial United Methodist Church, the Imperial Masonic Lodge # 1285, the Imperial Roping Club and was a member of the Fort Stockton sheriff’s Posse.
Survivors include his wife Rosa Lee “Shot” Harris of Owens; two daughters Terry Hopper of Ponder, Texas, Tammie Johnson and husband Eric of Corpus Christ, Texas; four grandchildren Kaylee Coleman, Megan Johnson, Zack Hooper and Sydney Hooper; one great grandson Hayden Lane Scarbrough; two sisters Patsy Wallace of Midland, Texas, Bonnie White and husband Wayland of Kerrville, Texas; one brother Bill Harris and wife Gwen of Junction, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers J.B., John and Joe Harris.
Mary Lois "Moneyhun" Glass, age 88, of Brownwood died Friday morning at Redstone Park Assisted Living Center in Brownwood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Monday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Skaggs, pastor of Coggin Ave. Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Visitation will be held from 6 -8 Sunday at the funeral home.
She was born October 5, 1924 in Coleman, the daughter of the late Emmett and Jeanette Hubbard Moneyhun. She attended school at Crews, Texas and later married E. D. Glass in Brownwood on April 12, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2001. She had been a resident of Brownwood since 1945 and was formerly of Coleman. She and her husband owned and operated a Texaco truck stop and she operated the Quick Lunch diner. She was a former member of St. John's Episcopal Church and was a member of the line dance group there. She also was a member of the Pythian Sisters. Her favorite hobby was visiting with friends and meeting new people.
She is survived by nephews, John Fletcher and wife Donna of Alice, Texas, Glen Fletcher and wife Loretta of Austin, and George "Buddy" McCorkle and wife Sandy of Brownwood