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Roland Troy Hinesly

HineslyTroyRoland Troy Hinesly, 70, of Brownwood, TX was born February 6, 1945 at home in Blanket, TX to Monnie Lee Johnson Hinesly. He was called to heaven March 22, 2015.

He was a loving husband, father and pawpaw that could put a smile on your face on the rainiest of days.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Hinsley, his brother Dan Hinesly of Lake Whitney, TX, five daughters: Cynthia Sullen and husband Olen of Andrews, TX; Debbie Bilbrey and husband Jessie of Rising Star, TX; Sandra Nelson of Odessa, TX; Donna Grissom and husband Bobby of Carbon, TX and Brenda Madsen and husband J.R. of Anchorage, AK, his eleven grandchildren: Pamela Billman and husband Robbie of Clifton, TX; Gwen Hollis of Rising Star, TX; Donna Jo Lewing and husband Ray of Odessa, TX; Bobbie Jo Lewis and husband Scott of Carbon, TX; Billy Grissom and wife Tana of Tuttle, OK; Michael Grissom of Carbon, TX; Terry Brown of Anchorage, AK; Trina Brown-Perez and husband Terry of Eastland, TX; Joshua Hinesly and wife Francie of Andrews, TX; Bridget Sullens-Lopez and husband Latcho of Andrews, TX, as well as, twenty-one great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

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Leroy Gresham

GreshamLeroyLeroy Gresham was born September 21, 1943 in Big Spring, Texas to Herman and Pauline Gresham. He left this world on March 23, 2015 at his home at Lake Brownwood, Texas at the age of 71, for his brand new home.

Leroy worked for Conner’s Paint and Coating for 30 years in Odessa. He moved to Brownwood in 1997. Leroy was a member of the Brownwood Evangelism Center. He was baptized in Jesus name and received the Holy Ghost February 17, 2005. He married June Cowan Gresham January 31, 1998.

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Jesse Carlton

CarltonJesseGraveside services for Jesse Carlton, 51, of Brownwood, will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 24, in Greenleaf Cemetery with Bishop Michael Fuqua officiating.  Interment will follow under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home and Cremations.  No visitation has been planned.

Mr. Carlton died on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.

Jesse Daniel Carlton was born on January 22, 1964, in Brownwood, to Robert Elison Carlton and Annora Reed Carlton. He was raised and attended school in Brownwood and graduated in 1984. Jesse had worked several jobs and had done some welding but his main occupation was trucking. He was a lifelong resident of Brownwood and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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Collene Scott

ScottColleneFuneral Services for Collene Scott, Age 80, of Early, Texas will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Early, Texas with Bill Slaymaker officiating.  Interment will follow in the Connell Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.   Mrs. Scott passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at her residence.

Collene who was known as “Pete” to all her family was born on November 30, 1934 on the family farm in Hico, Texas to James Ralph and Esther Irene Martin Connally Sr.  Collene met the love of her life Joe Scott in Fort Worth, Texas and they were married on August 14, 1951 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. They moved from Fort Worth to Early in 1960 where they owned and operated their concrete contracting business.  Joe and Collene supported many organizations throughout the years and greatly influenced and supported many children in Brown County. Collene was a strong, devoted, loving wife and mother.  She will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends.

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Leona Benningfield

BenningfieldLeonaLeona “Ankie” Benningfield, age 85, of San Saba passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 in Brownwood, Texas.  Services for Leona will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel of San Saba, interment will follow at the Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery in Goldthwaite, Texas.

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Bobbie Lou Meixner

Bobbie Lou Meixner, 71, died on March 20, 2015.  She is survived by her husband Jack Meixner, a son Andy Meixner and a daughter Mechelle Meixner. 

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Linda Lou Melton

Linda Lou Melton, 74, of Proctor, passed away Thursday March 19, 2015. Funeral services, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 22, 2015 in the Heartland Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Clairette Cemetery in Erath County.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00  -  8:00 p.m. Saturday March 21st.

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Bernice Porter Paul

PorterBerniceFuneral services for Bernice Porter Paul, age 92, of Brownwood, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 23, 2015 at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church with Tim Skaggs and Bill Allen officiating.  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 afternoon from 4:00 until 6:00.

Mrs. Paul passed from this life on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Brownwood after a short illness.

Bernice McCuistion was born on September 21, 1922 in Ennis to Robert Lewis and Florence (Gary) McCuistion.  She married Gene Porter on October 19, 1945 in Tyler after he returned from World War II.  Bernice received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard Payne University in 1946.

Bernice and Gene were longtime members of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church where she taught the Senior High Sunday School Class for over 30 years.

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JT Gray

GrayJT Gray, age 81, of Lake Brownwood, passed away, Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Brownwood Regional Medical Center.  He was born on October 24, 1933 in Breckenridge to James Thomas and Dona (Davidson) Gray.

JT married Nina Ruth Henderson on August 28, 1954 in Odessa.  He worked for El Paso Products Company in Odessa as a superintendent for 30 years before retiring and moving to Lake Brownwood.  JT enjoyed fishing, playing poker, working on just about anything, going to auctions, and spending time with his beloved wife of 56 years.

JT is survived by a daughter, Sharon Worley and husband Thomas, two grandchildren, Lori Laird and husband Dustyn of Brownwood and Chris Worley of Denton, a great-grandson, Caydon Laird, a son-in-law, James Schulte, a brother-in-law, Ed Henderson, and a sister, Sonja Reneau.

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Charlene “Ann” Hunter

Charlene “Ann” Hunter of Bangs, Texas went to her eternal home on the evening of March 18, 2015 during her stay at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Ann was born November 9, 1946 in Brownwood, Texas to her late parents, Floyd L. “Smokey” Bullard and Onita Amelia Ann Davis Bullard. Ann shared 44 years of marriage with her husband, Jimmy R. Hunter. Ann had three daughters and two sons whom she loved. Her children include June Walker and husband Scott, Crystal Levisay and husband Lonnie, Amy Hamrick and Heath Allen, James Hunter and Sonya Lazzell, and Jimmy Lynn Pierce and wife Renessa. Ann was a 1965 graduate of Early High School. Ann was employed through the lamp factory in Bangs and later worked at the Kohler Company for 15 years. She was a member of the Bangs First Baptist Church. Ann fulfilled many different roles in her life. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, niece, and friend to many. Ann devoted much of her time to serve the needs of others. She truly adored spending her time surrounded by family and friends. Her grandchildren kept a special place in her heart as she always praised their accomplishments and was willing to spend any spare moments she had with them.

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