Amber Diane Corley

CorleyAmberMemorial Services for Amber Diane Corley, age 30, of Early will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2016 at Richardson East Church of Christ (1504 East Campbell Rd, Richardson, Texas 75081) with Lt. Larry Lowe officiating; interment will be private at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Amber went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 11, 2016. Loving mother, daughter, sister, niece, and friend; who will be deeply missed.

Amber was born to Mike and Sheryl (Compton) Corley on April 23, 1985 in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Richardson Berkner High School in 2003. After high school, Amber attended Howard Payne University.; she graduated in 2014 with honors. While at Howard Payne University she received the Excellence in Education award. Amber taught Spanish at Brownwood High School.

Amber had an incredible smile that could light up a room and she had compassion for people. She was very artistic and passionate about soccer. Her two sons, John and Josh were her world.

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Victor E. Carbajal

CarbajalVictorVictor Espinosa Carbajal, age 81, went to be with his Lord on February 10, 2016.

He was born March 6, 1934 to Juan A. Carbajal and Selsa Espinosa Carbajal.  He married Lionila Rodriguez Carbajal on February 1, 1951.  He lived in Hereford, Texas most of his life.  His occupation was truck driver.  He retired and moved to Lake Brownwood, Texas.  He worshipped at North Lake Community Church.  He was the dad of five sons and four daughters:  Juan A. Carbajal and wife Romelia, Jose A. Carbajal and wife, Maria, Jesus R. Carbajal, Florentino R. Carbajal, Carlos G. Carbajal and wife, Maribelle, San Juanita Huartas and husband, Adan, Maria Truelock and husband, Rickey, Maria Nanes and husband, Richard and Esmeralda Muniz.  He is survived by sisters Ermelinda Luna, Rosa Luna and Emeteria Vallejo He was a grandfather to 21 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Juan M. Carbajal, Rahpeal Carbajal, Hiberto Carbajal, Maria Carbajal, Jesusa Carbajal, Pedro Carbajal, Oscar Carbajal, Guadalupe Carbajal, Chonita Carbajal, Hipolitio Villareal, Timiteo Villareal, Miguel Ramirez and Juana Luna and son-in-law Manuel Muniz.

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Betty Northcut Jackson

NorthcutBettyJacksonBetty Northcut Jackson, 76, formerly of Brownwood, passed away in Garland on January 21, 2016.

She is survived by husband Wayne, two sons, Jess of Irving and Jay of Garland and five grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister Mamie Hruzek of El Campo, TX and twin sister Hetty (Lowell) Moore of Cedar Park, TX. She is also survived by many many nieces and nephews over the entire nation, with several being in Brownwood.

She was preceded in death by parents Andy and Nancy Northcut, by brothers A.J., Hollis, Harvey, Harley and Don, and by sisters and their spouses Hannah (Marvin) Smith,  Idell (Woodrow)Brazil, Lahoma (Woody) Woodside, Arlene (Edgar) Mullins, Klora (Elton) Dobbins, and Lola (Merle) Thompson.

She was missed even before she left us.  There will be a Celebration of Life for Betty in Garland, Tx, at Granger Recreation Park, 1310 West Ave F, Garland, TX 75040.

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Billy Don Northcut

NorthcutBillyDonBilly Don Northcut, 75, formerly of Brownwood, passed away in Oklahoma City on December 23, 2015.

He is survived by wife Gisela and daughter Candice (Tim) of Pittsburg, PA.  He is also survived by sisters Mamie Hruzek of El Campo, TX, Betty (Wayne) Jackson of Garland, TX and Hetty (Lowell) Moore of Cedar Park, TX. He was preceded in death by parents Andy and Nancy Northcut, by brothers A.J., Hollis, Harvey and Harley and by sisters and their spouses Hannah (Marvin) Smith,  Idell (Woodrow)Brazil, Lahoma (Woody) Woodside, Arlene (Edgar) Mullins, Klora (Elton) Dobbins, and Lola (Merle) Thompson.  He was our beloved baby brother and never failed to let us know this.

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Grace Ganelle Cox Cheves


Bryan / College Station, TX - Grace Ganelle Cox Cheves, a native Texan, passed peacefully from this Earth early in the morning of Tuesday the 9th of February in the year 2016 after 95 active years of life.

Born November 14th, 1920 in Gustine, TX (Comanche County) to Perry Jewell Cox and Grace M. Cox née Keith, Ganelle was the proud descendant of Texan and American pioneers. She owned the Road Runner Real Estate Company in Comanche, Texas and spent many years as a successful Realtor and businesswoman.

Ganelle was raised on her family farm during the Roaring 20’s and the Great Depression. She was the second child of five siblings. Ganelle attended primary school in Energy, graduating from Gustine High School in 1939. Always an outgoing and charismatic woman, she was a cheerleader and voted Class Queen. Ganelle was a life-long member of The United Methodist Church, and from a young age until late in her life, she regularly played the piano and organ at local church services. Her grandchildren will always remember early morning phone calls from her on their birthdays so that she could serenade them with an organ accompaniment.

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Cynthia “Cindy” Kinsey

KinseyCindyServices for Cynthia “Cindy” Kinsey, age 61, of Brownwood will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Cindy went to be with the Lord Monday, February 08, 2016 from a local nursing home. She was born April 12, 1954 to Donald and Doris Ahr in Austin, Texas.

Cindy was a woman of faith and a strong Christian.  She loved horseback riding.

Cindy is survived by her husband Ricky Kinsey of Brownwood; children, Vanessa Kinsey of Houston, Cody Kinsey and fiancé Danielle Casarez of Brownwood, and James Kinsey of Brownwood; 3 grandchildren, Makhia Way, Malachi Way, and Havyn Kinsey; mother, Doris Ahr of Leander; brothers, Donald Ahr of Austin and David Ahr of Liberty Hill. She is also survived by numerous other family members and friends.

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Walter Randel ' Banjo ' Smith

SmithWalterBanjoWalter Randel Smith passed away February 6, 2016. A visitation for Mr. Smith will be held on February 12, 2016. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at Cedar Point Cemetery, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM with Chaplain David Williams officiating.

Walter Randel Smith was born in Brownwood, Texas, January 11, 1942 to Walter Randel and Luene Smith. He lived at Brookesmith, Texas. Randel was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He graduated from Brownwood High School in 1960. He played football for the Brownwood Lions during his high school days. He worked at 3M Company for 32 years. He attended Tarleton University for 2 years. Mr. Smith attended Texas A & M University and was a member of the Texas National Guard for 6 years.

Mr. Smith is survived by two step-children, James Roy Bradley and wife Sherry Beth of Brookesmith, and Oneta Denise Burch and husband Randy of Thermopolis, Wyoming; also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Jim Bob Bradley and wife Angie of Brookesmith, Texas, Jamie Tunnel and husband Curt of Blanket, Texas, Sybil Frances Mitchell of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Juston Bien and wife Heather of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; great-granchildren, Cody Mitchell , Sharon ' Shu Shu' Bradley, Caleb Bradley, Hayden Tunnell, Brayson Tunnell, Travon Bien and Kaitlyn Bien.

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Darrell Wayne Mobley

Mobley_DarrellDarrell Wayne Mobley our beloved father, husband, paw-paw, grampi, Comanchero, Derail and friend; passed from this earth to be with Jesus on February 7th, 2016.  He will be dearly missed.  He spent his whole life working and he was a man of many talents.  He was our cowboy with a heart as big as Texas.  No matter where he went he never met a stranger.

He was born September 11, 1945 in Brownwood and lived most of his life in Bangs, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his father, J.C. (Jake) Mobley and mother Juanita Martin

He is survived by his wife Brenda Mobley, sons Danny Mobley and wife Janie of Bangs; Jeff Mobley and wife Kelly of Brownwood; Hollis Waddle and wife Cindy of Brownwood; daughter Brandi Sterry and husband Monty of Maple Grove, MN; grandchildren Kaci Sterry, Jessica Sterry, Misty Mobley, Jacob (Jake) Mobley, Emma Mobley, Colt Waddle, Kayli Waddle, Larry Miller, Brittany Miller, Loran Neece, Travis Williams, Jayden Williams and 8 great grandchildren.

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David Jackson

JacksonDavidDavid R. Jackson, 84, of Brownwood, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday February 5, 2016. Funeral services, under the directions of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday February 11, 2016, at the Heartland Chapel.  The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM until service time on Thursday.  Interment will follow at the Stagg Creek Cemetery with military honors. Condolences to the family can be left online at

David was born January 30, 1932, in Brownwood, TX, to Whaley Wagnon and Velma (Barr) Jackson, the oldest of three children.  He graduated from Rising Star High School.  After graduation, David began his studies at Tarleton University and later transferred to the University of Texas in Austin where he graduated with a Business degree.  Following college, David joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Japan.  After his military service, David began working for Sears Roebuck and Company and remained until his retirement.  In the early 70s he began ranching operations on a place east of Austin and then in 2000 moved to Brownwood and continued ranching in Comanche County.  He enjoyed hunting for the sport and camaraderie, often going to Colorado to hunt elk with family and friends.  He also enjoyed fishing and won several awards and trophies for his fishing contests.  David was a faithful Christian and worshiped most recently at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood where he was an active member of the Gideon organization.

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A.J. Pepper

PepperAJA.J. Pepper, age 85, of Brownwood passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at a local nursing home.

Funeral Services for A.J. will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016 at First Christian Church with Pastor Sterling Lentz officiating; burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

A.J. was born to A.C. and Veda (Snipes) Pepper on June 18, 1930 in Littlefield, Texas. A.J. joined the United States Army in 1948, he was a Sergeant First Class in the 1st Cavalry during the Korean War; he received a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, 2 Presidential Unit Citations with Clusters, and numerous other medals. He attended Texas A&M for 2 years after his stint in the Army. A.J. was passionate about the Boy Scouts of America, he loved being involved with the youth of Brownwood and supporting them. He raised show goats and was involved with the Brown County Youth Fair. He raised the Texas State Champion Goat at one time. A.J. was a member of Kiwanis and V.F.W Post 3278.

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