Daniel Costilla

CostillaDaniel Costilla of Parker, Texas passed away July 25, 2014 at the age of 66.  He was born October 30, 1947 to Frank Costilla and Dominga (Gonzales) Costilla in Brownwood, Texas.   Daniel married Cynthia Walker on April 29, 1972 in Dallas, Texas. He had an abiding faith in God and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wylie, Texas.  Daniel was a loving husband, outstanding father, extremely hard worker, and was a blessing to us all.  His ultimate love was being a grandfather.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Cynthia Costilla of Parker, Texas; sons, Daniel Costilla, Jr. and wife Becca of Dallas, Texas and Ramón Costilla of The Colony, Texas; daughter, Maya María Katzman and husband Jeff in Wylie, Texas; grandchildren, Jeffrey Katzman, Alexandra Katzman, and Parker Katzman, all of Wylie, Texas, Daniel Cristiano Costilla and Bianca Winter Costilla of Dallas, Texas; brothers, Frank Costilla and wife Rebecca, and David Costilla and fiancée Amelia of Brownwood, Texas; and sisters, Virginia Martínez and husband Lorenzo of San Antonio, Texas and Gloria Ballejo and husband Daniel of Brownwood, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dominga Costilla and several aunts and uncles.

A funeral service was held July 29, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wylie, Texas. Interment followed at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family received friends during a rosary and visitation Monday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

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Bobby Ray Boggess

Bobby Ray Boggess, age 81, of Santa Anna, passed away Thursday evening at the Abilene Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday, August 2, in the Pavilion of Santa Anna Cemetery with Rev. Benny M. Allcorn officiating.  Burial will follow under the direction of Allcorn Funeral & Cremation Care of Coleman.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12 – 2 PM at the funeral home.

He was born May 21, 1933 in Albany, Texas the son of the late Raymond and Vina Boggess.  He worked in the oil fields most of his life and had lived in Santa Anna for the past several years.  His greatest love was his family and spending time with them.

He is survived by 4 daughters – Teresa Ivie and husband Ron of Abilene, Melissa Boggess  of Abilene, Venessa Winkles and husband Scott of Odessa, and Contessa Geirish and husband Randy of Cotulla; 2 brothers – Jacky Boggess and wife Peggy of Abilene, Eddie Boggess and wife Liz of Breckenridge; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.

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Michael Wayne Chandler

ChandlerMichaelMichael Wayne Chandler, age 53, of Coleman died Saturday morning at the Abilene Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 2:30 PM Tuesday in the Allcorn Funeral Chapel with an additional service to be held at 2 PM Thursday in the Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa.  Visitation will be held in Coleman from 6 – 7 PM on Monday at the funeral home and from 6 – 7 PM on Wednesday in Odessa.  His body will be cremated following the services under the direction of Allcorn Funeral & Cremation Care.

He was born December 1, 1960 in Hollandale, Mississippi, the son of the late Albert and Pearlie Hollis Chandler.  He worked as a derrick hand in the oil field industry for many years and had lived in Coleman for the past 15 years.

He is survived by 5 daughters including Amanda McKinley and husband Jayton of Coleman; 1 Step-son, Allen Fitzwater of West Virginia; his companion, Dorothy Chandler of Coleman; several grandchildren including Lexi McKinley and Leah McKinley; 3 sisters – Shirley Scantling and husband Jim Bo of Odessa, Rosie Stairs and husband Mark of Midland, and JoAnn McLennon; 3 brothers – Bud Chandler of Odessa, Waynie Chandler of Odessa, and Eddie Ray Hamlin of Odessa; and his very special friends, Mike and Vicky Hall of Coleman.

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John Edwin Gist

GistJohnGraveside services for John Edwin Gist, 78, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014 in Zephyr Cemetery, Zephyr, Texas.  Bro. Larry Buck will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 2- 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Rosser Funeral Home.

Mr. Gist passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.  He was born in Zephyr on September 5, 1935, the son of Harold and Jewel (Baker) Gist.

John married Shirley Dupree on July 3, 1954 in Zephyr.  He served his country in the Army National Guard for approximately 25 years.

After retiring from 50 years of commercial construction, John drove a CISD school bus for eight years.  He was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

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Emma F. Barboza

Funeral services for Emma F. Barboza, 70, of Brownwood, will be at 11 AM Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Heartland Funeral Chapel Early, Texas with her husband Margarito Barboza officiating. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park Early, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Emma went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mrs. Barboza was born January 21, 1944 in Madero Del Rio, Mexico to Atanacio and Fabiana Frausto. She married Margarito Barboza on October 1, 1966. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved God. She was an avid prayer, and was told by many that she had a direct line with God. She loved tending to her plants and in her spare time she crocheted beautiful items for her household.

Mrs. Barboza is survived by her husband, Margarito M. Barboza; her daughters, Debora Castaneda and fiancé Daniel Gonzales, Orfa Sanchez and husband Robert, Eunice Basulto and husband Sergio; sons, Jonas Barboza and wife D’Lise; and triplets, Joshua Barboza, Jonathan Barboza, Jacob Barboza and fiancé Hennessy Jaramillo. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Mark Castaneda, Jonan Sanchez, Jayden Sanchez, Mya Basulto, and Nicolas Jaramillo. She is survived by two brothers, Francisco Frausto and wife Mercedes of Del Rio, and Conrado Frausto and wife Dolores of West Liberty, Iowa.

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Timothy Allen Shepard

ShepardTimothyServices for Timothy Allen Shepard will be Wednesday, July 30th, at 10:30 AM at Bangs Baptist Church with meal to follow in memory of a much loved man, son, husband, and father.

Timothy Allen Shepard beloved Father, Son and Husband was born on July 7, 1986 in Heilbronn, Germany to Audey and Cornelia Shepard. Timothy grew up in Germany and after graduating high school attended culinary school in Munich, Germany.  In 2006 he came to America where he enlisted in the Army National Guard. He married Delisa Dawn Nicholas on August 30th, 2011, and on Dec 20th, 2011 she gave birth to their only son Jesse-Wayne Allen Shepard. Timothy was a people person bringing smiles to not only faces but hearts as well.

He is survived by his wife Delisa Shepard, son Jesse Wayne Allen Shepard of Bangs, TX, his mother Cornelia Shepard and father Audey Shepard of Coleman, TX, and his sister Jennifer Sue Shepard Betz of Germany.

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Mitchell A Jones

Mitchell A Jones, age 72, of Brownwood passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 in San Saba.

Mitchell was born on July 12, 1942 to Eluid and Bernice (Reed) Jones in Big Springs, Texas. He graduated from Big Springs High School. After high school, he attended and graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors degree. Mitchell served in the United States Air Force for four years. He married Carol Bussell on December 21, 1985. He retired from Texas Department of Human Services.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carol Jones of Brownwood; and several cousins in Big Spring. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Gilbert Sellers II

SellerGilbertIIA graveside service for Gilbert Sellers II, 48, of Brownwood, will be held at 10 am on Friday, July 25, at Zephyr Cemetery with Pastor Brian Hall officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home.

Claudie Gilbert Sellers II was born on August 25, 1965, to Claudie Gilbert Sellers Sr. and Cleta Ann (Carter) Sellers in Bell County Texas. He served in the National Guard for many years and had worked as a carpenter in the Brown County area. Gilbert was always known to have a big smile and very big heart, and had volunteered almost daily at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. He had lived in Brownwood and Zephyr for most of his life and was loved by those around him.

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Jimmy Waylon Willett

WillettJimmyJimmy Waylon Willett, 56 of Snyder, TX died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Snyder after a lengthy illness.

Service for Mr. Willett will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Mr. Steve Highfield officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Willett was born on August 03, 1957 in Snyder, Tx to Bobby and Shirley (Franks) Willett.  He married Sally Sanchez on February 14, 1989 in Brownwood, TX. He worked in the oilfield, loved yard work, gardening, fishing and hunting. He was also a race horse jockey and a member of Sundowner's Riding Club.

He is survived by his wife Sally Willett, Snyder, TX; three daughters  Amy Mood, San Angelo, TX, Jasmine Willett Perez-Jimenez, Snyder, TX, and Christi Sanchez , Brady, TX; son Jimmy Willett Jr., Colorado City, TX; mother Shirley Giddens, Snyder, TX; sister Belinda Culp, Temple, TX; twelve grandchildren; and his grand dog Stanley.

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Billie Ruth Alford

AlfordBillieBillie Ruth Whitaker Fletcher Alford (born July 1, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas) went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on July 17, 2014. She was predeceased in death by Oaklawn Park Thoroughbred trainer James P. ("Big Jim") Alford. A long-time member of Trinity Church and resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas, she was known as "Miss Billie" at local and West Texas venues for her musical talents at the piano, her engaging personality, and a voice akin to Patsy Cline.

Early career highlights include cutting records in the 1950s and 1060s and being inducted into the West Texas Country Music Hall of Fame for her extensive work and touring with “Jimmie Fletcher and the Drifting Ranch Hands” as well as many other Nashville recording artists. In recent years, she took great delight in playing the piano and singing at various retirement and nursing facilities, including The Atrium and Quapaw Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Alford leaves behind two daughters, Penny Alford and Debra Hurt; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday at Trinity Church 670 Panama Street with Brother Bob Thornton officiating.

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