Sharron McDaniel Duncan was born July 19, 1940 in Brownwood Texas to Sherman and Bill (Willie Mae) McDaniel. She graduated from Brownwood High School in 1958. She attended Business School in Abilene, Texas. She married her high school sweetheart Johnny Ray Duncan in Brownwood in 1959.
Sharron's lifetime career was as an Administrative Assistant in both the Medical and Insurance Fields. She loved working with people and helping them solve their problems. Cooking and spending time with her family were her favorite past times. Her grandchildren did no wrong. She always had their back and was in their corner.
She was a member of Central United Methodist Church.
She is survived by children: John Sherman Duncan and wife, Joy of Goldthwaite; Jana Copeland and husband, Greg of Brownwood; Jennifer Piper and husband, Allen of Blanket; Her beloved grandchildren Heather Proffitt and husband, Greg; Tyler Livingston and wife, Brooke; Clinton Copeland; Zach Duncan and wife, Trisha; and Britt Piper. Great grandchildren: Tyler Allan Livingston, Brynlee Proffitt, and Garrison Proffitt and the much anticipated arrival of John Taos Duncan in July 2014. Sister, Jeannette Chesser of Lake Brownwood.
Richard A. Garner, 88, of Brownwood passed away on March 5, 2014. Born in Brownwood, Texas, September 21, 1925, he was the son of Carl and Eunice Garner. Richard spent many years as a resident of Brownwood. Richard married the love his life, Joyce, in Brownwood, Texas, on February 9th, 1944, separated by death May 5, 1991, and reunited together March 5, 2014. Richard owned and operated Coleman Auto Parts before retiring.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Eunice Garner: his wife, Joyce; son, Daniel J. Garner; and brothers, Hubert C. Garner and Henry A. Garner. Richard is survived by his son, Freddie Garner and his wife Brandy; one sister Judy Teague of Midland; and grandson Chris M.
Richard was a hospice volunteer for over twenty years at Brownwood Regional Medical Center where he received an award for over 20,000 hours of volunteer work for the hospital.
Judy Slay Hughes was born November 4, 1916, to William and Agnes Slay, in Young City, TX. She married E.L. Hughes on April 21, 1939, in San Angelo, TX. Judy has lived in the Brownwood community since 1954. She graduated from John Seely Nursing School as a registered nurse and worked at Medical Arts Hospital for 10 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brownwood.
Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her Husband, E.L. Hughes; her parents, William and Agnes Slay; her daughter Genell; her brother, Robert D. Slay and her sister Pauline Mullally.
She is survived by her two nieces, Elizabeth Brown and Judy Floyd, and her friend, Lynell Grace.
Funeral services for Gary Chamberlain, 68, will be held at 10 AM Friday, March 7, at Heartland Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
Gary was taken from this world on Monday, March 3, 2014, after a short illness. A devoted Christian, family man and teacher Gary enjoyed being outdoors. Gardening, hunting, and watching football were among his favorite hobbies, but he would take any opportunity to be on a river bank fishing. He also enjoyed singing and teaching especially in a church service, where he was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. He never knew how much joy his heart could hold until the first of seven grandchildren was born. Gary never missed an occasion to attend an event for one of the grandchildren and being “Pops” was his most treasured title.
Gary was born in Brownwood Jan. 15, 1946, to O.C. and Annie Chamberlain. He graduated from Brownwood High School 1964 and then was married to Brenda Gowin on Aug. 5, 1967. In 1968 he graduated from Howard Payne University and then received his Master’s Degree from Tarleton State University in 1974. Gary taught sixth grade and coached at Coggin Elementary for seven years before becoming principal in 1979. He was a principal at Coggin, South, Woodland Heights, Central Sixth and East Elementary before retiring in 1999. He then worked for Morrison Supply Company and Weakley-Watson where he enjoyed visiting with all the customers.
Gary is survived by his wife Brenda; one son, Kirk Chamberlain and wife Melanie of Montgomery; two daughters, Amy Carney and husband Shawn of Sugarland, and Amber Moore and husband Brian of Sapulpa, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Breanna, Georgia and Mac Chamberlain, Lily and Douglas Carney, and Hayden and Weston Moore; two sisters, Glenda and Joy Chamberlain; sister-in-law, Helen Chamberlain all of Brownwood; several nieces and nephews, Erica Chaney Lewis of Brookesmith; and life-long friend, Gene Bilbrey of Arlington.
A memorial service for Teresa Mobley, age 50, of Bangs, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Bangs, Texas with Dr. Pepper Dill officiating. Cremation was under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home in Early. Mrs. Mobley passed away suddenly Friday, February 28, 2014 at her residence.
Teresa Claudette Mobley was born on November 18, 1963 in Mesquite, Texas to Benjamin and Linda Funderburg Money. She was married to Danny Mobley in Bangs and was a homemaker.
Patricia "Pat" Jean Smith, age 81, of Santa Anna, Texas, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 1, 2014 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Anna with Rev. Kathy Monroe officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 - 8 PM at Walker Funeral Home of Coleman. Interment will be at Santa Anna Cemetery.
Patricia Jean Henderson was born February 19, 1933 in Oakland, California to John Thomas Henderson and Vera McGrue. She graduated from Amador High School in Pleasanton, California and on June 21, 1953, she married Mr. R.C. (Rommie) Smith in Livermoore, California and they celebrated 60 blessed years of marriage prior to her passing.
Mrs. Smith had resided in Coleman County since 1959 and was a member and an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Anna. She had many hobbies and enjoyed crafting greeting cards by embroidering them and she made scarves and toboggans. Mrs. Smith loved to cook and cook for others.
Cynthia Mae Eagleton, 78, of Brownwood passed away on, February 28th, 2014. Born in Brownwood, Texas, she was the daughter of Mack and Millie McCarty. Cynthia a life- long resident of Brownwood, had worked for Wal-Mart, where she spent the last twenty-five years as an operator, answering telephones.
Cynthia is preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Millie McCarty, her husband; Andrew Eagleton, and her siblings; Alma Sledge, Wanda Bell, Maxine Owen, and Mack McCarty Jr. Cynthia is survived by her sister JoAnn Mills, many nieces and nephews and many friends. Cynthia will be remembered by them for her loving heart. Cynthia would help anybody, anytime that is the way her family will remember her.
Funeral Services for Cynthia are scheduled for 1:00 PM, on Monday, March 3rd, at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood. Visitation will be held on Sunday, 5-7pm at Davis Morris Funeral Home, 800 Center Ave. Brownwood, Texas.
Lester Leo Stubblefield, age 92, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Early. He was born in May, Texas, on September 5, 1921, to Mary and George Alzon Stubblefield. After graduating from May High School, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked on the reforestation project in the mountains of Wyoming. In February of 1941, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, trained at Camp Pendleton in California, and during WWII, as a rifle marksman and pistol sharpshooter, he served in a mortar battalion in the South Pacific, mostly on Wallis Island.
Mr. Stubblefield settled in Brownwood and was a car inspector for the Santa Fe Railroad until he retired in 1983. An avid woodworker all his life, he was an expert furniture builder and repairman, and was well known in the area for his refinishing work. He was also a wood carver, and leaves a prodigious collection of wood sculptures and constructions.
Funeral services for Betty Lee Peel, 67, of Brownwood , will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, March 2, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Ruben Packer officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, March 1, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Peel passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Betty Lee Holland was born on January 4, 1947, in Brownwood to Clarence Holland and Stella Marie Holland. She was raised and attended school in Brownwood and on May 10, 1962, she married Jerry Peel.
Those who knew Betty knew that she was a very nurturing person and had never met a stranger. She loved taking care of those around her and in her spare time, she enjoyed reading and watching old westerns.
Those left behind to cherish her memory is her husband, of 51 years, Jerry Peel of Brownwood; her children, Jerry Wayne Peel, Roy Eugene Peel, Sammy James Peel, and Danny Roy Peel, all of Brownwood and Terri Lin Peel, of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Jeffrey Williams, Jeremy Peel, Brandi Burkett, Casey Peel, Brittani Hopkins, Amber Edmiston, Dustin Moorehead, Jennifer Wilkerson, John Raymond Wilkerson, Kimberly Wilkerson, Amanda Peel, Tiffany Peel and Tabitha Peel as well as numerous great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sisters, Wanda Tiner of Rising Star, Brenda Holland of Oklahoma, and Maxine Spivey of Comanche; brothers, Elmer Holland of Rule and Tommy Holland of Brownwood and an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.