Marjorie Elizabeth Knowles

KnowlesMarjorieMarjorie Elizabeth Knowles, 78, passed away at Richardson, Texas. Mrs. Knowles is formerly from Brownwood. Funeral Services for Mrs. Knowles will be held at Davis-Morris Funeral Home, 10:00 AM July 6, 2015. Family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm, Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park.

Marjorie Elizabeth Knowles was born on May 17, 1937 in Conway, Arkansas to Curtis and Lela Morrison. The family moved to Dallas, Texas with her family and lived there 18 years. They moved to Brownwood in 1961.

Mrs. Knowles was a member of First Baptist Church in Brownwood where she was an active member of the choir. She worked in banking for 30 years, retiring from Texas Bank in 2006. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and music.

The important elements of her life were faith, family, and friends. "I liked every day to be lived for Christ. That reflects my spiritual upbringing and everything I believe in". She loved her family and going to family gatherings.

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Edward “Beezer” Day

DayEdBeezerFuneral services for Edward “Beezer” Day, age 90, of Brownwood, will be at 2:00 PM, Monday at First Baptist Church of Brownwood.  Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Day passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Edward Alan “Beezer” Day was born in Brownwood on October 28, 1924 to Charles and Doakie Crawford Day.  Ed graduated from Brownwood High School and attended a year at the University of Texas before being drafted into the US Army.  He served in World War II and was the recipient of several awards and medals including the Purple Heart medal. He enjoyed attending annual reunions of his Army unit.

Ed married Virginia Oakley on September 10, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri.  They returned to Brownwood following the war where he worked at his father’s machine shop.  Ed enjoyed farming and ranching up into his late 80s.  He also enjoyed traveling with Virginia.  He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Brownwood and the Butler Sunday School Class.  Ed also served his community as a member of the Lions Club, as a Brownwood ISD school board trustee, and as a member of the board of the Brown County Appraisal District.

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Bill Murray

MurrayBillServices for Bill Murray, age 84, of Early, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel, interment will follow at Bangs Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Bill passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Bangs Nursing Home with his family by his side.

Bill was born to William and Bessie Mae (Malone) Murray on April 24, 1931 in Center, Texas. Bill married Geraldine “Gerri” Payne on October 18, 1952. He was a former Assembly of God Minister. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in Mills and Brown County. Bill loved planting flowers and working in the yard.

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gerri Murray of Early; daughter, Laura Murray of Early; sister, Sue Newton and husband of Goldthwaite; sister-in-law, Ann Hughes of Bangs; brother-in-law, Larry Payne and wife Sonya of Tuscola; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

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O.C. "Putter" Jarvis

JarvisOCPutterOliver Cardwell “Putter” Jarvis joined the hallelujah chorus Wednesday morning, July 1, 2015, with his family by his side. He fought hard to stay with us until his wife and all three of his daughters were with him in his Brownwood home and then he went peacefully into eternity with his Savior. O.C. was known by a lot of names, but most endearingly as “Putter” -- not a name gained from his love of golf, but the name his mom gave him because of the noises he made in his crib.

Putter was born September 5, 1931, to O.T. and Cordya Jarvis in May, Texas. Growing up, Putter was an active member of 4-H and upon graduating from Brownwood High School in 1949, he attended Texas A&M University and earned a degree in Animal Husbandry. Putter was a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie class of ’53, and instilled his love for A&M into his children and grandchildren. During his time at A&M Putter was elected president of his sophomore class, editor of Agriculturist Magazine, served as the Chaplain for the student body, and was a member of the Ross Volunteers honor guard. Upon graduating, Putter married the love of his life, Roxie Moore, in July of ’53. Roxie could always be found by Putter’s side, up until he breathed his last. The two raised three beautiful daughters, Pam Orr, Terry Shankle and Jamie Munson. Jarvis loved his country and served in the 10th Infantry Division as a U.S. Army officer from 1954-55. He continued to serve his country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and the National Guard.

Next to his family, Jarvis’ pride and joy was co-founding Landmark Life Insurance Company in 1964 with his father-in-law. Putter began his career in the insurance business in 1956 and was greatly involved in the industry, serving three terms as president of the Texas Association of Life Insurers. He was also a member of Texas’ Mutual and Stipulated Premium Guaranty Board.

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Betty E. Moore

MooreBetty E. Moore, 65, of Brownwood, passed away June 26, 2015, in Brownwood.  A memorial service will be held for Betty at a later date.  Davis-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Elizabeth Fletcher Moore was born February 22, 1950 in Brownwood, Texas, to Robert C. and Birdie E. (Fares) Fletcher.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Barbara Bundick, Brenda Moore, and Lucille Birdie Leonard.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Shelley Schafer, and husband Steve, and Laurie Arther; grandchildren, Asia Hill, Payton Moore, Colt Greenrock, and Sydney Arther; great-grandsons, Lane Pennington and Atlas Culverhouse; nieces and newphews, Curtis Bundick, Mary Ellen Bundick, Becky Batch, Robert Thomas, Terry Thomas, Ricky Thomas, and Jason Moore.

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Bobby Glenn Faglie

Funeral services for Bobby Glenn Faglie, age 74, of Blanket will be held Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church in Blanket. Burial will follow at Blanket Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Faglie died at Thursday at his home.

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Tom Hoskins

hoskinsTom Hoskins, 76 of Blanket, TX went peacefully to be with his heavenly father on, June 22, 2015. His earthly body was donated to UT Southwestern Medical Center, Alzheimer's Disease Center in Dallas, Texas. Memorial service is at Blanket United Methodist Church, Blanket, Texas on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11am.

Tom was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 6, 1939 to Thomas Jefferson Hoskins and Hetty Bertha Ashbrook Hoskins. He attended schools in Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee and graduated from Fulton High School in Knoxville in 1957 and the University of Tennessee in 1962. Tom went to work for IBM as a mechanical engineer and later as a manager until retirement in 1992. Then he started his own company as a business broker for another 15 years. His years with IBM took him to Lexington, Kentucky and finally to Austin, Texas in 1972 and he earned several patents with his designs during those years. Retirement took him to Kingsland and finally to his 240 in Blanket.

Tom loved his family, his wife Nancy of 37 years and his four children, Tom, Tim, Kim, and Mary, as well as his 8 grandchildren and one great grandson. Tom loved Ann for 17 years and his stepson, Joe Montgomery. He loved God and his church and was active in churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas and served many years as a Gideon in Austin. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, sport events, and traveling with his grandchildren. He always had a sweet smile for all he knew and was always thinking of others. He will be greatly missed.

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Bernice Green

GreenFuneral services for Bernice Green will be held on Thursday, June 25th at 2 PM at Heartland Funeral Home.

Bernice Green was born October 1, 1934 in Prairie Hill, Texas to George and Beatrice Green. She attended Prairie Hill High School. She surrendered her life to God at an early age and continued to live her life as a child of God until the Lord called her home on Saturday, June 20 2015. She was a faithful member of New Testament Holiness Church in Dime Box, Texas under the teachings fo Pastor Annie Scurlock.

To cherish her memory, she leaves sons, Hoover Hawthorne Jr., and Daniel Hawthorne of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Bernetta Hawthorne of Waco, Texas, Emma Hawthorne, Brenda Dickerson, and Karen Hawthorne of Brownwood, Texas; an adoptive

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Mildred Thompson Reeves

ReevesMildred Thompson Reeves, age 90, passed away on June 22, 2015, at her home in Early, Tx. Mildred had a long and very full life, please join us in celebrating it by wearing Red, her favorite color, to her service.

Mildred was born on November 14, 1924. Or maybe it was 1925....her parents could never agree on the year and her records were lost in a courthouse fire. When she was forced to choose a birth year in order to get a passport, she wisely chose 1924 so that she could retire earlier.

Bea, as she was known to her family, had four sisters and a brother. They grew up on a ranch in Dublin where her father was foreman, and later on their own farm on the Colorado River near Ebony. They all helped on the farm and she had many stories about picking cotton, riding to town in the wagon and herding turkeys with her sister. Apparently herding turkeys had a lasting effect as she absolutely hated turkey. As a result, we always had turkey AND ham on the table at Thanksgiving.

Mildred attended school at Dublin, Tx. Her memories included she and her best friend, Helen Kelsey, going to the soda fountain to drink rootbeer. When she told that story, she would always say "I don't even LIKE rootbeer, but it was all you could drink for a nickle!"

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Billie Jean Franklin

FranklinBillieJeanGraveside Services for Billie Jean Franklin, age 84, of Brownwood will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, at Greenleaf Cemetery with Ruben Packer officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 3-5 at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Billie went to be with the Lord Friday, June 19, 2015.

Billie was born on November 28, 1930, in Francis, Oklahoma. She married, Fred Franklin, in 1952; he preceded her in death on May 5, 2011. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. Billie loved to read.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Diane Van Huss and husband Kenneth of Brownwood; sons, Glynn Franklin of Brownwood and Lynn Franklin and wife Tracy of Brownwood; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by other family members and a host of friends.

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