Glenda Gowin

GlendaGowanGlenda Gowin, age 66, of Bangs passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

Memorial Services for Glenda will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Victory Life Church with Todd King officiating; private interment will be held at a later date. No set visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Glenda was born on March 4, 1948 in Brownwood, daughter of A.J. and Johnny (Hudson) Pierce. She retired from GTE. She loved cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, TeFanie Gowin of Temple, Heather Gowin and Mike Massey, Heath Gowin and Missy Gowin, Sabrina Morrison and husband Tommy of Blanket, Traci Wallace and husband James of Eastland; nine grandchildren, Keeley and Montana Gowin, Stetson Kelley, Darrell Williams, Daniela and Domanique Martinez, Dalton Hilliard, Tanner Jones, and Jaydan Wallace; ten great-grandchildren; brothers, Randy Pierce and wife Meta, Edwin Pierce and wife Debbie of Granbury; four nieces; also survived by numerous other family members and friends.

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John Daniel "Pete" Tackett

tackettJohn Daniel "Pete" Tackett, 88, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 in The Woodlands, Texas. Mr. Tackett was a longtime resident of Zephyr and Brownwood, Texas from his retirement in 1982 through 2013.

Services will be held Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 AM at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held Friday, September 19 from 6 – 8 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Tackett was born December 5, 1925 in Lamesa, Texas to John and Missouri (Zoura) Tackett. He attended Bangs High School and served as Radioman First Class in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II where he participated in the first wave invasion of Okinawa.
After his return from military service, he graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering where he was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honors society.
Mr. Tackett served as an engineering design and construction executive in the petroleum production, refining, petrochemical and agrichemical industries. During the 1950s and 1960s he held positions of increasing responsibility for the American Oil Company's (Amoco) production, refining, chemicals and pipeline affiliates. Subsequently, Mr. Tackett served as Manager of Projects for the global engineering consulting firm of CE-Crest Engineering as a project executive responsible for the design and construction management of natural gas, chemical and petrochemical facilities in the U.S., North Sea, and the Middle East. He later served as an executive for the agrichemical firm CF Industries. After conclusion of his engineering career, during the 1990s, Mr. Tackett was co-owner of Four Stars Motors of Henrietta, Texas with his close friend and partner, Dr. Robert Forrester, who continues to own and operate the business.

Mr. Tackett was a committed Christian actively involved in Early United Methodist Church. He was known for his integrity, quiet strength, wisdom, and warm sense of humor.

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Roy Dale McBride

McBrideDaleIn a spirit of gratitude for the life he had, the pleasures he experienced and those he shared with others, Roy Dale McBride entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 16, 2014.   Until the time of his death, Dale believed that he had lived one of the most blessed lives he knew, and yet he was anxious to be reunited with his family in heaven.

Dale was born on October 30, 1924, in May, Texas, the 7th son of Evans and Emma McBride.  As a young boy, he worked alongside his family on their 120-acre farm, carrying a cotton sack at an early age.   Almost always shoeless, Dale spent most of his early years working, walking to school, and even traveling barefoot.  His class at the May school was moved into the basement of the First Methodist Church of May when the school burned down.  As a member of the Declamation Team for the school, Dale traveled to Brownwood with the team in his signature bib overalls and barefoot style.  Though their means were meager, the McBride boys did not let the lack of shoes stop them from accomplishing what was needed.

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Glenda Gowin

Glenda Gowin, age 66, of Bangs passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

Memorial Services for Glenda will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Victory Life Church, private interment will be held at a later date.

No set visitation.

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Ralph Eugene McCullogh

Funeral services for Ralph Eugene McCullogh will be held on Wednesday, September 17th at 1 PM at the Davis Morris Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Tuesday, September 16th from 6 PM to 8 PM at the funeral home.

Ralph went to be with Jesus on September 14, 2014.

Ralph was born on January 15, 1928 in Tom Green County, Texas, son of Ralph Earl and Isabell Emeline Cooper McCullough. He had two sisters, Lynda Yvonne who married Richard Lance McGough and Gwynn Odette who married William Fredrick Heathcock.

He was raised in the farming community of Veribest, Texas and received his elementary education there. He graduated from Eola in 1944. He received his technical and advanced education at San Angelo Junior College, U.S, Navy electronics and airborne ordinance schools, National Schools and Southern Methodist University.

He married Joyce Nell Joiner on December 5, 1945 and they had two children, Richard Earl and David Eugene.
Ralph served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1947 and was discharged with the rank of ARM2C. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1948-1956 and was discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant.

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William Howard Dean

Funeral services for William Howard Dean will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Heartland Funeral Chapel Early, Texas. Interment will follow at Trickham Cemetery in Coleman County. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Heartland Funeral Home in Early, Texas.

He passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, in Brownwood.

William was born August 19, 1952, in Brownwood, Texas, to William David and Ruby Lee Jones Dean. He was a Baptist. He was married to Janet Cleveland June 2, 2000 in Brownwood. William loved to work with his hand, doing wood work, gardening, and fishing, he also loved to read and write music. Brownwood was his home.

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Artie Ragland

raglandFuneral services for Artie Ragland, age 81, of Bangs, will be at 12:00 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2014 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Bangs Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

Mr. Ragland passed from this life on Friday, September 12, 2014 in a local nursing facility.

Artie Ragland was born in Forman, Arkansas on October 4, 1932, the eldest of seven children.  At the age of 12 his father died and he left school to become the head of his family.  Through introduction by his cousin he met his future wife Annie Jamison.  They were married on August 29, 1954.  They moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (2 years), Santa Anna, California (16 years), and Tulsa, Oklahoma (3 years).  The Ragland’s finally settled in Bangs. Artie retired from Kohler after 15 years and built his dream home in the country at the age of 53.  God blessed their union with 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Jesus “Chuy” Mascorro

macorroJesus “Chuy” Mascorro, age 89, of Brownwood passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at a local nursing home.

Funeral Services for “Chuy” will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Margarito Barboza officiating, burial will follow at Jenkins Springs Cemetery. Visitation for the family will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

“Chuy” was born on January 31, 1925 in Durango, Mexico to Agustin and Concepcion (Lira) Mascorro. He married Maxine (Reyes) Mascorro in November 1950. They have lived in Brownwood since 1980. “Chuy” loved listening to music and playing his guitar. He enjoyed and always wanted to be outside in the sun. He nicknamed everyone, even people he had just met. “Chuy” loved spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids.

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Kizzie Elizabeth Johnston

JohnstonKizzieKizzie Elizabeth Johnston, age 93, of San Saba formerly of San Angelo went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at a nursing home in San Saba.

Graveside Services for Kizzie will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Lawnhaven Memorial Park in San Angelo, Texas with Farrel Whitley officiating. No visitation.

Memorials can be made to charity of one’s choice. Online condolences are welcome at

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Lealand Boydstun

Funeral services for Lealand H. Boydstun, 92, formerly of Brownwood will be held at 2 PM Monday, September 15, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held at 1 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

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