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Ruby O. Wishert

Ruby O. Wishert, 98, of DeLeon passed away Thursday August 21, 2014.  The family will hold a memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday September 13, 2104 at the home of her sister, Edith Kleiner.

Arrangements are with Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche.  Please visit www.heartlandfuneralhome.net to sign the book to the family.

Ruby was born April 10, 1916, in Lovington, New Mexico to Christopher Columbus and Evvie Mae (Bihl) Van Zandt.  She is survived by her daughter Betty Jo Davis of Granbury, TX.,  2 sisters, Edith Kleinier and Marj McCall, 3 grandchildren,  Christopher Davis of Granbury, Mike Parrish of Elgin, and Joe Weldon Parrish of San Angelo, two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Lola Hernandez Cisneroz

CisnerozA memorial service for Lola Hernandez Cisneroz, age 75, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held on Saturday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 until 7:00.

Mrs. Cisneroz died Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Brownwood.

Lola was born on November 12, 1938 in Lometa to Yildifonso and Manuela Hernandez. She married Thomas M. Cisneroz on April 27, 1952 in San Saba. She was a loving wife, mother and confidant. She spent her life caring for her family and others she saw in need. She actively pursued this calling in her many years as n LVN.

She was preceded in death by parents and husband, two sons, Jose D. Cisneroz and David T. Cisneroz, a daughter, Linda Marie Cisneroz, and a grandson Michael Ray Cisneroz.

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Bibiana Harvey

HarveyBibiana Harvey, 41, of Brownwood, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014, in Brownwood. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m, Sunday, August 31, 2014, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will folio in Green leaf Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Bibiana Alonzo Harvey was born May 23, 1973 in Toledo, Ohio, to Antonio and Olva Alaniz Alonzo; the youngest of eleven children. Bibiana was a God fearing woman who had an unshakeable faith with the Lord. She was also a very hard working woman, often working two jobs to take care of her family. Her entire life was dedicated to her children. She did whatever it took to protect, nurture, and provide for her family. Selfishness was never a trait Bibiana possessed.

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Joesphine Huberta Ross

Ross_JosephineFuneral services for Joesphine Huberta Ross, age 92, of Grapevine, formerly of Brownwood will be held at 11 AM Tuesday morning in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Don Scroggs officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will received friends from 10-11 AM prior to the service. Mrs. Ross passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 in Grapevine.

Josephine Huberta Mitchell was born December 12, 1921 in Strawn, Texas to Hubert and Edith (O'Neal) Mitchell. She retired from the Brownwood Independent School District and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Brewer Friendship Class.

Survivors include her daughter Vicki and husband, Eric Lendl of Bedford; son-in-law Larry Nunnelee of Brownwood; grandchildren, Neely Ray of Austin, Zack Wristen of Abilene, Tyler Nunnelee of Stephenville and Erica Lendl of Bedford; six great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Willa Mitchell of Sherman; niece Regina Roberts of Sherman and nephew Kevin Mitchell of Pecos. She was preceded in death by her children, Bruce Ross and DiAnn Nunnelee, her parents and brother, Glen Mitchell.

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Adrian Zane Ellett

EllettAdrian Zane Ellett, age 90, of Brownwood, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at a local nursing home.

Funeral services have been set for 10:00 A.M, Wednesday, August 27 at Davis Morris Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 26. Burial will be in the Greenleaf Cemetery.

Mr. Ellett was born January 13, 1924, in Personville, TX to the late William Horace and Leona Mae Ellett. He was a longtime supporter of the Brownwood Lions Football and he bought the first three seats at the Gordon Wood Stadium in 1972. He is survived by two sons; Chris Ellett and wife Kelly of Brownwood, Scott Ellett and wife Yu Ju Wang of Broomfield, CO, two sisters; Fay McIntyre of Early and Shirley Cobb of Plano, TX; he is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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John Luther Shellabarger

ShellabargerJohn Luther Shellabarger, was born December 10, 1942 and went to be with the Lord August 23, 2014. He resided all of his life in Brownwood, Texas.

Visitation for John will be held Monday August, 25, 2014, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Greenleaf Cemetery, August 26, 2014, 2:30 pm.

John graduated from Brownwood High School in 1960. He retired from Dr. Pepper Bottling Company.

John leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 45 years, Maxine, and a brother, Davis Shellabarger of Flower Mound, Texas. He was "Uncle Johnny" to many nieces and nephews.

John is preceded in death by his parents, M.M. and Jewell Shellabarger and one sister, Peggy DeViney.

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Ronnie Wayne Vaughn

vaughnRonnie Wayne Vaughn, 67, of San Saba went to his heavenly home on Friday, August 22, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Sterling and Annie Vaughn on March 9, 1947 in San Saba, Texas, where he lived his entire life. He married his childhood sweetheart, Rachel Vaughn, on July 3, 1964 and they spent 50 happy years together. These years were filled with unforgettable memories and will be treasured by each member of his family. Together they had two sons, Woodie Lyn Vaughn and Darrel Gene Vaughn.

Ronnie worked 31 years with the Texas Department of Transportation, starting out on the maintenance crew and working his way up to supervisor for the last 12 years of his career. After he retired from Tx DOT he opened Texas 16 BBQ, which had always been a dream of his. During his lifetime Ronnie enjoyed building and creating items such as BBQ pits, riding his gator, going to the lake, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family. Ronnie was a member of the San Saba First Baptist Church and the San Saba Masonic Lodge # 612.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Vaughn; son, Darrel; four grandkids, Brooke (his angel), Justin, Ryan, and Emilee (his princess); sisters, Peggy Turner and Betty Myers; brothers, Jack Vaughn, Billy Vaughn and wife Angie; and many other friends and relatives.

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Doris Jean Smith

smith_dorisDoris Jean Smith, 85, of Bangs passed away on August 22, 2014.

Visitation for Mrs. Smith will be Sunday, August 24, 2014, from 7pm to 9pm at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Funeral service for Mrs. Smith will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:00 AM at Bangs Church of Christ.

Doris Jean Ayers Smith passed peacefully from this life Friday, August 22, 2014.

Doris Jean Ayers was born Feb. 20, 1929 to Lee and Evelyn Ayers in Moran TX. She graduated from Moran High School in 1946.

On her 19th birthday she married Willard Parks Smith, also from Moran, and became Doris Jean Smith. Together, they raised 6 children: Willard Glen, Deborah Francis, James Lee, Charles Alan, Travis B. and Lisa Ann.

For the first 18 years the family lived in a variety of locations in Texas until finally settling in Bangs in 1966. She opened a Child Care Center in 1974 and ran the business for many years. After closing the business, she continued to care for children in her home until she was almost 80.

Her true passion in life was serving the Lord and working in His Kingdom. She taught Sunday School, VBS, cleaned the church building on a weekly basis for nearly 40 years and could be found cooking for every church function.

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Anita Joan Watson

watsonJoan was born in Meadow, Texas to Bernice and Virgie Blevins on October 29, 1931, and died peacefully on August 19, 2014, at the age of 82 at Oakridge Manor in Brownwood, Texas.

Joan married Edgar E (Gene) Watson on November 29, 1952, in Brownfield, Texas, celebrating 60 years together before Gene's passing in 2013. They lived in Lubbock, Texas for many years with their two sons, Rodney and Joel, before moving full time to Brownwood, Texas.

Joan was an avid sportswoman, active in bowling, waterskiing, hunting and fishing. She could be found walking the fields side by side with her family as she loved quail and dove hunting.

She also was an excellent artist working with oil painting and especially enjoyed painting nature scenes and birds. She was active in her church and community as well as a good listener to her many friends and family. She especially enjoyed her friends at Chatfield Assisted Living the last years of her life.

Survived by son Joel and Roxanne of Breckenridge, Colorado, brother Leon and Shannah Blevins of El Paso, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

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Edwin Doyle Cox

coxEdwin Doyle Cox, 76, of Early, Texas passed away on Thursday August 21, 2014. Born March 31,1938 in Brookesmith, Texas to Dewey and Opal Hicks Cox, Edwin was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 36 years Clois Cox. He is survived by her three children Jerrilyn and Raymond Powell, Rick and Michelle Sparks and David Sparks of Fort Worth; their six grandchildren, Megan and Adam Richardson, Mandi Powell, Caleb and Anessa Sparks, Rebecca Hernandez and Irene Sparks; their four great-grandchildren Reese Richardson, JJ Hernandez, Drew and Alan Barrera. He is also survived by two siblings, Helen Harris of Azle, Texas and Harold Cox of Lake Jackson, Texas.

Edwin graduated from Brookesmith High School and Howard Payne University. He coached basketball in Priddy, Texas and worked at 3M prior to finding his calling owning and running his own dozer company, Edwin Cox Dozer Work. His favorite day would be spent riding his dozer, walking the land while collecting arrowheads and enjoying nature. When he wasn't outdoors he always enjoyed sharing a good joke, a puzzle, a game of checkers and a card or hand trick.

Edwin will be remembered by family and friends at a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday August 24, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home in Early, Texas. Interment will follow at the Bangs Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. the day of the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Cody Warren Fund in care of Valera Baptist Church Box 75 Valera,TX 76884.

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