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Bill Beaty

BeatyFuneral services Billy Ray Beaty, age 82, of Santa Anna, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 2, 2015 in the Grosvenor Baptist Church with David Barnum officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until 4:00.

Mr. Beaty died Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Abilene.

Bill was born on May 23, 1932 in Lorenzo to L. C. and Vera Vern (Park) Beaty.  He graduated from Lorenzo High School.  He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955 during the Korean Conflict where he flew fifty missions as a tail gunner.  He received the Distinguished Flying Cross in September 1952.  He was a Life Member of the American Legion.  He was also a member of Grosvenor Baptist Church.

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Albert Thomas Slaughter

A memorial service for Albert Thomas Slaughter, 70, of Brownwood, will be held at 11 am today, February 28, in the Haven of Hope Church, 1617 Main Blvd in Brownwood, with Pastor Brian Hall officiating.

Mr. Slaughter died on February 19, 2015 at his home in Brownwood.

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Manuel Torrez Jr.

Manuel Torrez Jr., 56, of Brownwood, passed away in Comanche Thursday February 26, 2015.

Funeral Mass at St Mary’s Catholic Church of Lampasas, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early, will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 3, 2015 with Father Francis officiating. Interment will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.

A Rosary will be held 7:00 p.m. Monday the 2nd at the Heartland Chapel in Early.

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Ed Devery, Jr.

DeveryEdEd Devery, 67, of Brownwood passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015, in his home.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at St. John’s Church with Father Michael Mobley officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery with Military and Masonic Honors.  Visitation is scheduled for Friday, February 27, 2015, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

Edward Michael Devery, Jr. was born April 5, 1947, in Ft. Worth, Texas, and adopted by Edward and Lillian (Schroeder) Devery.  Ed graduated from Brownwood High School in 1965 and afterwards he enlisted in the military, where he served for 20 faithful years in the Texas Army National Guard, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He also worked for Verizon/GTE for 29 years before retiring.

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Lisa Francine Richardson

RichardsonLisaLisa Francine Richardson, 52, of Brownwood passed away Monday, February 23 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center with family by her side.  A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 pm at Greater Faith Community Church located at 417 Wesley St., with Pastor Charles Lowe as the Eulogist. A visitation will be held at the Brownwood Funeral Home located at 2512 Belle Plain Wednesday from 6-8pm.

Lisa was born July 13, 1962 in Brownwood TX, to the parentage of Raymond and Francis Richardson.  Lisa received her primary education from the Brownwood Independent School District.  Lisa was a loveable person who loved everyone, she loved to spend time with her family especially her grandchildren who she loved dearly.  Some of her hobbies included crafting, making wreaths for the holidays, painting, drinking diet coke, and watching her grandchildren fish.

Lisa was preceded in death by both parents, 3 sisters Mona Williams, Judith Long, Sherry Mobley, and 1 brother Johnny Richardson.

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Oscar Wheat

WheatFuneral Service for Oscar Wheat, age 90, of Abilene, Texas formerly of Brownwood, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early, Texas.  Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM Saturday prior to the service.  Mr. Wheat passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at his home in Abilene surrounded by his loving family.

Oscar Dennis Wheatwas born on March 24, 1924 in Blanket, Texas to James Syra and Rose Anna Hulsey Wheat.He served in the United States Navy during WW II. Oscar was married to Imogene McDonald at the Brady Avenue Church of Christ in Brownwood where he was a longtime, faithful member and also served as an Elder.   He moved to Abilene in 1999 and had previously lived in the Brownwood area for approximately 75 years where he retired from Montgomery Ward after 30 years of service and had also farmed for many years.

He is survived by his daughter Rebecca Hall and husband Stephen of Abilene; his son Robert Wheat of Abilene;   his chosen daughter Deven Hall of Abilene; grandchildren Cory Hall, Kimberly Hall and Audey Palmer, John Hollar and Heather Sharp; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Rhonda Lisa Collins

Rhonda Lisa Collins, age 52, of Brownwood passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at her residence.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Rhonda.

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Pat D. Clark

ClarkPatPat D. Clark, age 75, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Central United Methodist Church with Tim Boeglin, Art Allen, and Pat McClatchy officiating, interment will follow at Salt Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Pat was born to John Wylie and Bessie (McMeans) Clark on July 12, 1939 in Valera, Texas. Pat graduated from Brownwood High School; after high school he attended college at Howard Payne University. Pat was a partner of Anderson-Nelson Shoe Store until closing. He worked at Davis-Morris Funeral Home and Greenleaf Cemetery before retiring. Pat was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Brownwood and the Downtown Brownwood Lions Club. Pat was a self-made artist, he was an avid domino player, and he loved fishing and was a huge sports fan.

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Victor Wayne “Vic” McCallie

McCallieA memorial service for Victor Wayne “Vic” McCallie, age 77, of May, Texas will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early with Terry Simmons officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Mr. McCallie passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 in a Brownwood Nursing Home.

Mr. McCallie was born on November 15, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Victor Joel and Clara Stout McCallie and was a graduate of Abilene High School.  On April 14, 1957 he marriedPernicia Jane Fry in May, Texas.  They had resided in May for the past 50 years moving here from Abilene.  He served in the United States Marine Reserves, retired from 3M after 29 years of service and also ran the family farm.

Vic had many hobbies including traveling, reading mystery books, bird watching, football,  fixing up cars with his son Aaron, watching his daughter Shellon excel in track and spending time with his grandson Xander.  He will be remembered for his love to talk, making people laugh and making jokes.  He will be greatly missed by family and his many friends.

Survivors include his wife Jane McCallie of May; daughter ShellonMcCallie of Austin; son Aaron McCallie of May; grandson XanderMcCallie of May; sister Judy Rogers and husband Stanley of Ft. Worth; brother Tommy McCallie of Abilene; by numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Sharon Haskins.

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Willow Sage Shepard

Graveside services for Willow Sage Shepard, infant daughter of Brian and Misty Shepard of Brownwood will be held on Sunday February 22, 2015 2:00 PM at McDaniel Cemetery in Brown County.

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