Bill Meisner

MeisnerA memorial service for Bill Meisner will be held at 3:30 PM, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 n the Heartland Funeral Chapel.

Anyone that knew Bill could not forget   his sense of humor or his willingness to give advice.

After 23 years with a heart transplant, Bill died of complications of kidney failure Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Bill grew up in Arlington, Texas graduating from Arlington High School in 1956 and attending Arlington State College.  He served seven years in the National Guard stationed in Brownwood. Growing up Bill spent his summers in Brownwood with his grandfather, B.U. Ross working on the Ross Ranch.  Bill retired from Western Electric after 20 years of service.  He returned to Brownwood and pursued his passion for raising cattle.

Bill is survived by sons, Keith and David Meisner, his grandchildren; Payden Meisner, Jenna Meisner Coker, Amber Meisner, Jace Meisner, and Haylee Meisner.  He is also survived by a great-granddaughter Bailey Coker, and uncle A.J. Meisner, 6 nephews, and several cousins and many friends.

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Henry Elizabeth "Beth" Bolding

BoldingHenryElizabethHenry Elizabeth Bolding joined her Lord, at the age of 88 years on September 28, 2015 at Denison, Texas. She was born in Rising Star, Texas on October 2, 1926. She was a long time resident of Brownwood, Texas with her late husband Grady Harold Bolding. Before moving to Denison, Henry Beth resided at the Vicksburg Retirement Center in Brownwood.

She is survived by two daughters, Lucy Beth Schwartz of Lake Tapps, Washington and Carrie Sue Durham and husband Daniel of Denison, Texas. Henry Elizabeth had 5 grandchildren, Katherine Schwartz, Justin Schwartz, James Durham and wife Stephanie, and Christie Durham. She had six great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Morgan, Zachary, Zaleigh, Sierra and Alexis. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Houston Odom Dean, and Grady Harold Bolding, and her parents, Carrie Estella Bolding and James Elbert Bolding. She was also preceded in death by her brother Johnnie D. Bolding, her sister, Lucille Allmon and a grandson, Johnathan Bottles.

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Carol “Nick” Nichols

Memorial Services for Carol “Nick” Nichols, age 90, of Ft. Worth will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Early First Baptist Church; interment will be private. Visitation will be held Friday, October 9, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

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Frances Elizabeth Sheller

ShellerFrancesFrances Elizabeth Sheller passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the age of 76 at her home after a short illness.

She was born June 20, 1939 in Milburn, Texas to Richard and Audra Gossett. Frances loved spending time with her husband Jerry. She especially loved the times they were panning for gold.

She is survived by her husband Jerald Sheller of Brownwood, daughter Brenda Miller of Brownwood, two sisters Norma and husband Norman Powell of Arp, Texas and Nadine Leggett of Fredericksburg, Texas. Frances is also survived by her grandchildren; Jennifer and Jim Beckett of Austin, Texas, Gene and Jamie Miller of Brownwood, Texas, Christy and Kevin Vaughn of Brady, Texas, Johnny Jr. and Jennifer Franco of Brady, Texas. She is survived by her great-grandchildren Cheyenne and Mason Smith of Austin, Texas, Kristopher, Kevyn, and Kasen of Brady, Dylan and Keeley Godfrey of Haganaport, Texas, and a great-great granddaughter Ember Rayne of Brownwood.

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Sherri Lynne Salter

SalterSherriSherri Lynne Salter, age 50, of Brownwood, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2015 at home peacefully in her sleep.

Sherri was born on November 26, 1964 in Brownwood to Carolyn Ann Hodges and Ernie Davis.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Hodges and her step-father, Jack Bennie.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her three beautiful children, Brandi Curl and her wife Victoria Cyr of Houston, Jake Salter and his fiancé Mercedes Pastran, and Jessica Salter of Brewton, Alabama; her very special longtime friend of 14 years, Ellis Goins and his family; her stepmother, Jan Bennie of Brownwood, her father Ernie Davis and wife Diane of Fort Worth, a sister, Christine Peace of Brownwood, her brother, Jeff Bennie of Virginia, uncle David Hodges of Brownwood, sister, Tina Davis of Fort Worth, niece, Sarah Peace of Santa Fe, Texas, a nephew, Brandon Peace, and pops Jim Livingston of Marble Falls.  There are other friends and family that also will sadly miss Sherri.

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Terry Hammond

HammondTerryJTerry Jan Hammond, 68, born February 25, 1947, passed away in his home on September 29, 2015.

Terry leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Billie Kay (Rahn) Hammond; his sister, Karen Lauren; his daughter, Melissa Mullins and her husband, Larry Mullins; his son, Frederick Powell Hammond; his grandchildren, Katelynn, Hayden, Emma, Chasity and Gianna, and his great grandchildren, Jensyn and Jack.

Born and raised in Brownwood, the son of Frederick and Kathryn Hammond, Terry was a lifelong resident of Brownwood and member of Austin Avenue Church of Christ. Growing up, he spent his summers with his grandparents, Luke and Irene Wagley, on their farm. Some of his fondest childhood memories were made there, working by his Grandaddy's side.

In his early years, after graduating from Brownwood High School, Terry received his Peace Officer degree from Tarleton State University and went on to work as a police officer at the Brownwood Police Department. He later worked as an officer at the Early Police Department, then as a volunteer at the Comanche County Sheriff’s Office. Ending his career, Terry retired after fourteen years and one month as the NCIC coordinator for the State of Texas.

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Walter W. “Manny” Ross

RossWalterWalter W. “Manny” Ross was born on June 21, 1940 in Carrizo Springs, Texas to Walter W. “Curly” and Lola Ross.  Manny was married on January 18, 1986 to the former Sharon Nicholson.  He passed away peacefully on September 27, 2015 at the age of 75.

A graduate of Carrizo Springs High School, Manny was a long time resident of Brownwood, Texas, where he was the owner of Manny’s Fruit Market.  After retirement, he was the produce manager at Walmart until his second retirement.

He is survived by his wife Sharon Nicholson-Ross, daughter Terry Ross, sons Toby Ross and wife Kandi, Bradley McQueen and wife Kim, and Cody Ross, and a sister Anita Brymer.  He had six grandchildren Jessica Jones, Chelsea, Seth and Emma Cunningham, Brinley and Riley McQueen.

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Patsy Lou Beard

BeardPastyLouGraveside Services for Patsy Lou Beard, age 62, of Brownwood will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Eastlawn Memorial Park with Bobby Machen officiating. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Patsy went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Patsy was born on July 18, 1953, to Francis and Dessie (Foster) Burditt in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She attended Milton Ave Baptist Church. Patsy managed numerous convenience stores in and around Brownwood. Patsy worked at T.R. Havins Unit as a Correctional Officer for 9 years. She was a member of Correctional Peace Officers Foundation.

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Elvie Lee Cassidy

Cassidy_ElvieElvie Lee Cassidy, age 78, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 in New Braunfels, Texas.  She was born on September 5, 1937 to Samuel Walter and Susan Elizabeth James in Madisonville, Texas where she was brought up with strong Baptist roots. A loving wife and mother who dedicated her life to supporting her family, including her extended family.

After her husband’s retirement, they traveled extensively to visit family around the country. She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Amanda Michelle Baker. Elvie is survived by her husband, Ernest Leo Cassidy; children, Sammie Wayne Baker “Bo” and wife Laurie, Loyce Griffin and husband Kenny, Susan Elizabeth Taylor (Cassidy), Ernest Elton Cassidy Jr. and Edward Wayne Cassidy and wife Anita; as well as numerous grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

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Charles Michael “Mike” Carey

CareyMikeCharles Michael “Mike” Carey was born October 20, 1949 in Brownwood, Texas to Earvine B. and Sarah Laverne (Redwine) Carey.  He went to school in Brown County.  Mike passed away September 23, 2015 at home surrounded by his family at the age of 65.

In his early years he worked for L & A Machinery and later worked for Roberts & Petty. In 2010 he married Pam Perkins.  They had known each other since the first grade.  Mike and Pam made their home in Ebony, Texas.  Together they raised cattle and spent time working on the ranch.

Mike loved to garden, ride his John Deere Gator, and spending time with family and friends.  He spent many hours sitting on his back porch watching the deer and turkey.  He was a tender hearted, quiet, private man who enjoyed all the simple things in life.  He had a strong love for his family and friends and showed respect to everyone.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife, two brothers Randall Carey and Danny Carey, a daughter Melanie Wingo and husband Thomas, four stepchildren, Tammy Busby and husband James, Joey Mazurek and wife Beth, Shawn Hohertz and wife Renea, Robby Smith and wife Cissy, three grandsons, eleven stepgrandchildren, his mother-in-law Bettie Perkins and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

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