Waymon Joe Tabor was born on September 10th, 1935, at his home on Vincent Street in Brownwood, Texas. He passed away on June 23rd in Brownwood surrounded by his family. His parents were Isaac Thomas Tabor and Ina Lou Day Tabor. His early school years were spent at North Ward Elementary and later Early schools. He had one sister, Ruth Winnell Thurman, two brothers Marshall Elbert and Mackie Estell Tabor.
He enlisted in the U. S. Navy on July 16, 1953 and did basic training at Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Aircraft Mechanic school in Norman, Oklahoma and Memphis, TN. He was honorably discharged on September 7, 1956. Following his discharge, he worked for Miami Power & Light and then returned to Brownwood and attended Howard Payne College. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department as Purchaser for the District Warehouse in Brownwood where he served for 25 years. On June 6, 1959 he married Oneale Tidwell at the Blanket Church of Christ, a union that has lasted 57 years.
Funeral services for James William “Popie” Allen, age 96, of Brownwood, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Austin Avenue Church of Christ with Ted Kell 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 Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.
James died peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Brownwood.
James was born on October 4, 1919 in Terrell County to Robert N. and Anna Elizabeth (Lee) Allen. Raised on the family ranch near Sanderson, James and his five siblings and cousins from adjoining ranches, attended a one room school provided by the family. He later attended high school and graduated from Sanderson High School in 1937. James attended Abilene Christian College for a year, but his love for the range took him back to the family ranch.
James married his sweetheart Vivian Thompson of Troy, Texas on February 14, 1941. They began their family of three children on the ranch. The family moved to Bronte in 1948 where he continued farming and ranching. James was a very devoted father, loving grandfather, and dedicated follower of Jesus Christ. He was faithful to his bride, caring for her unto death. He served over two decades as an elder in the Bronte Church of Christ.
Kenneth Wayne Reveile, 77, passed away on June 21, 2016 at his residence. He had enjoyed the Father’s Day weekend filled with storytelling and laughter with his daughter, Erica, and his two granddaughters, Caitlin and Caroline.
Graveside services will be held at 10 am Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Santa Anna Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Heartland Funeral Home.
Ken was born April 28, 1939 in Santa Anna, Texas to J.C. and Pearl Widner Reveile. He grew up in Santa Anna and Fort Worth, joining the U.S. Coast Guard after high school, where he served 23 years. He retired a Senior Chief Boatswain Mate and also worked as a detective for U.S.C.G. Intelligence. His travels through the Coast Guard brought him to the South Pacific, as well as across the coastlines of the U.S., including Connecticut, Texas, California and Alaska.
Lois Elizabeth “Aunt Lew” Weaver, 75, from Brownwood, Texas went to be with her Savior, Friday, June 17, 2016, following a brief illness. Heartland Funeral Home of Early is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service will be held at Zephyr Cemetery, Sunday, June 26, at 10 am.
She, like many from her generation, saw many changes, and knew many struggles in this world. She was born in Rockhill, South Carolina, January 26, 1941, and traveled with her beloved sister, Lola, when they embarked on a journey across the country seeking various migrant jobs to support themselves. Fate separated them at an early age, during which time Lois worked many years for Gonzales Packing Company, in Gonzales, California. In 1992, she was reunited with her siblings, and in 2006 she relocated to Brownwood to be closer to her sister.
Terral Byron Martin, age 54, of Brownwood, Texas passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his residence. There are no services planned and cremation is under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.
Terral was born on July 4, 1961 in Stanton, Texas to John Warnick and Carolyn Mae Winningkoff Martin and had been a resident of Brownwood since 1966.
Survivors include his sisters Debbie Douglas of Brownwood and Flora Etta Jones of Coleman and a brother Frank Keith Martin of Brownwood. Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members also survive him.
Wanda Rae Whitis, 91, passed away June 18,2016 at an Abilene care center. viewing/visitation will be 5:00 pm, Wednesday June 22, 2016, with Funeral service following at 6:00 pm, at College View Baptist Church, Abilene Texas. Burial will be 11:00 am Thursday June 23, 2016 at Eastlawn Memorial Park, Early, Texas. Under the direction of Girdner funeral home, Abilene, Texas.
Wanda Rae Edgar was born January 20, 1925 in Brownwood Texas to Morris and Mabel (Low) Edgar. She attended Brownwood schools and graduated from Brownwood High school in 1942. She attended Draughn's Business School in Abilene and Howard Payne College in Brownwood. She married the love of her life, Glen Whitis, August 5, 1950 and moved to Pyote, Texas, where her husband was principal and coach at Pyote High School. They lived in Monahans, Coleman and Brownwood before moving in 1970 to Abilene where her husband was the basketball coach at Hardin-Simmons University until his death in 1972.
Herbert “Herb” Tisdale, age 69, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord Monday, June 13, 2016, at his residence.
Memorial Services for Herb will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Curt Schneider officiating. Private interment will follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.
Herb was born on March 15, 1947, to Clarence and Lennie (Dalton) Tisdale in Ft. Worth. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1969, majoring in Horticulture. In 1972, he received his Masters from Tarleton. Herb attended Grace Lutheran Church.
He loved restoring classic Mustangs, owning several. He enjoyed going to old car shows too. Herb spent 33 years with the love of his life, Janet.
Betty Jo Miller, age 94, of San Saba passed away with her family by her side in San Saba, Texas on Friday June 10, 2016.
Funeral Services for Betty Jo will be held Friday June 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at San Saba’s First Baptist Church with Brother Sam Crosby officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in San Saba. Interment will follow at San Saba Cemetery.
Graveside services for Jerry Henderson, age 67, of Blanket, Texas will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Eastlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home. Mr. Henderson passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Jerry Lee was born March 15, 1949 in Uvalde, Texas to James and Ruby Lee Gary Henderson. On August 10, 1968, he married Linda Keath in Ozona and was a Veteran of the United States Army. Jerry attended Southwest Texas Junior College, the US Border Patrol Academy and was a retired gas operations manager for Southwest Gas Systems.