Felicia Ann Evetts

EvettsFeliciaFelicia Anne Evetts was born October 6, 1966, in Alvarado, Texas, to Shirley and Randall Ward. Throughout her childhood, she was active in both school and community activities. Felicia graduated as Valedictorian of her class and accumulated many educational and athletic awards during her tenure at Lometa High School. She graduated magna cum laude from Howard Payne University with a Bachelors of Business Administration/Accounting. She later attended Tarleton State University graduating summa cum laude with a Masters of Science Information Systems, and she was also a member of the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society. Her greatest joy came from her years working in public education. Teaching courses ranging from general computer use to advanced robotics programming or coaching UIL activities including One Act Play, she was dedicated to helping engage students to their fullest potential. Her teaching philosophy states "My ultimate goal as a teacher is to teach kids how to think not what to think."

When she was not at work with her students, Felicia was focused on her family. Felicia
met her soulmate shortly after high school, and married Donald Evetts, Jr. on April 18, 1986.
The couple recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Her children will always fondly remember the special time they shared with her. From sit down dinners to taking the grandkids for the weekend, it was not rare to be surprised in the early morning hours by a phone call for a spur of the moment trip to a Rangers game or with tickets to Six Flags later that same day. She was her children's biggest fan and could always be found in the bleachers, stadium, auditorium or venue cheering their successes. She loved the ocean. She was a devout believer in our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ and a staunch defender of the Bible.

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Kenneth Michael Bryant

Kenneth "Ken" Michael Bryant, originally from Midland but a resident of Brownwood for the past 15 years, lost his battle with throat and thyroid cancer and fell asleep at home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, and awoke in Heaven in the arms of his Lord and Savior. He was welcomed by his mother, Hazel Lewis of Midland, and father, W.T. Bryant of Midland, who had gone before him. Ken was 66 when he departed this earth and went to be with the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Pamela Louise Bryant, his daughters and their husbands, Suzanne and Matt George and Michele Bryant and Mike Babuchna, his sister and her husband Sue and Charles Ballard, his half-brothers Dwight Bryant and Kelly Lewis, and most importantly his grandchildren, Jonathan and Hanna George and Joshua and Joseph Babuchna.

Ken was a quiet man who loved to be surrounded by family and friends. Ken was a 10-year cancer survivor and was deeply saddened when he was diagnosed with cancer 10 years later. Ken had briefly gone into remission a second time only to have the cancer return with a vengeance. When medical science had done all that was possible, he was entered in Hospice care nine months after his second diagnosis. We would like to thank all the doctors and the nurses who helped in his treatment and took such good care of Ken and his family this past year. Their dedication and devotion to their patients made this time bearable.

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Robert E. Hagins

HaginsRobertRobert E. Hagins, age 81, of Blanket, formerly of Snyder, passed away on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 in Dallas.

Funeral services will be on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early. Burial will follow in the Salt Creek Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.

Mr. Hagins was born in Jayton on September 19, 1934 to Joe and Hazel Hagins.   Robert attended Snyder schools and graduated from Snyder High School in 1954.  He was employed by the Texas Railroad Commission for 26 years up until the time of his death.  He married Bonnie Hagins in Weatherford in 1980.

Robert is survived by two sons, Kerry Hagins and wife Rita and Terry Hagins and wife Mary, all of Snyder; a daughter, Teresa Lindsey of Snyder, a brother Bernie Hagins and wife Lois of Glen Rose, a sister Sammie Kingston and husband Bill of Lubbock; eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and two special puppies - Sugar and JJ.

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Vera Kinsey

KinseyVeraVera Violet Kinsey, age 95, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Sterling City, Texas.

Graveside services for Ms. Kinsey will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Grit Cemetery in Grit, Texas. Family Visitation will be held an hour prior, from 1pm to 2pm.

Ms. Kinsey was born on Monday, August 16, 1920 to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wright in Stanton, Texas. She married Jack Kinsey and was married for 25 years. Ms. Kinsey loved gardening, sowing, dancing, and country music as well as being a ranch wife.

She is survived by 2 Sons and 1 Daughter-in-law Arvil & Mary Lou Kinsey of Sterling City, Texas, and James (Ricky) Kinsey of Bangs, Texas; 3 Granddaughters Sheila & Noel Barrientes of Midland, Texas, Vanessa Kinsey of Houston, Texas, and Alicia & Jason Stock of Georgetown, Texas; 4 Grandsons Jack & Lara Kinsey of San Angelo, Texas, Cody James & Danielle Kinsey of Brownwood, Texas, James Lee Kinsey of Bangs, Texas, and Clinton & Sara Kinsey of Colorado; 15 Great-Grandchildren, 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Terry Holamon

What an honor it was to know and love Terrance Kelley Holamon. You could not help but be influenced by his love for people and his love for God. He passed away, at the age of 73, at his home, and met Jesus face to face on May 23, 2016, finally fulfilling what he has dreamed about and talked about all of his life. He had a passion for God and Heaven, and often spoke of the day he would meet His Lord.

Terry never met a stranger and has friends all over Brownwood, where he lived the majority of his life. He loved working on beautiful puzzles and giving them to others as gifts. He loved Model T cars, classic gospel music like The Statler Brothers, watching Andy Griffith, and singing to Bing Crosby records with his sister.

Terry is remembered and loved by his sister, Jae Nelson and her husband Bill of Brownwood, nephew Jason Studdard and his wife Jodie, of Brownwood, his niece Wendy Huggins and husband Chris of Glen Rose, and many great nieces and nephews. He was able to finally join his family in Heaven, his parents Ivin and Dorothy Holamon, his brother Monty Holamon and his many other rejoicing family members he has longed to see again.

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Kevin Michael Calhoun

Kevin Michael Calhoun of Comanche went to be with his Lord, on May 17th, 2016, he was born September 1, 1992, in DeLeon, Texas, the son of Michael Douglas Calhoun and Sharla Dianne and husband, Kelly Feist.

Kevin was the grandson of Doug and Jeane Calhoun of Purmela and Sharley (Short) Seider of Indian Gap and step grandson of Mavis Feist of Comanche.

He has one brother, Daniel Scott Calhoun of Comanche.  He also had a stepbrother, Colton Feist of DeLeon and step-sister, Kelsey Feist of Abilene.

Aunts and uncles are Bill and Kim Seider of Priddy, Virgil Seider of Indian Gap, Roy Seider of Priddy, Ricky and Michelle Seider of Priddy, Raymond Seider Jr and Branda of Comanche, Steve and Christi Morgan of Priddy; Hermon Lanmon, Jr. and Ginger of Hamilton, James and Nancy Calhoun of Hamilton; step-aunt and uncles Neil and Teresa Feist of Priddy and Dendy and Lexie Feist of Comanche, as well as several cousins.

Kevin was preceded in death; Granddad, Raymond Seider and step Granddad, Kenneth Feist.

Kevin was employed at the Comanche Medical Center and Hospital where he worked in maintenance after serving in the Navy.  He was an active Navy Petty Officer Third Class Grade E-4.

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Gary Ross Atchley

AtchleyGaryOn Sunday, May 22, 2016, Gary Ross Atchley passed quietly from this life in the comfort of his home with Deborah, his wife of twenty-one years, by his side.  Family visitation will be at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday, May 24th, with funeral services at Scranton Cemetery, at 2:00pm, Wednesday, May 25th.

Gary was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, working to help other alcoholics and addicts find a sober life.  His calm demeanor provided others a platform to work toward healing and recovery.  He touched many lives in Sherman, Stephenville, and Brownwood.

He is survived by his wife Deborah, his daughter Emily, sisters Glenna Perrin, Kristi DuBose and husband Stephen, brother Ron Atchley and wife Karen, grandchildren Michael and fiancé Callie, Hannah, and Leah, along with several nieces and nephews, mother-in-law Lois, cousin Lezlea,  Diana, and many special friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents Ross and Mary Atchley and brother-in-law James.

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Ernestine Keeney Dockery Simmons


Ernestine Keeney Dockery Simmons, age 90 of Early, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 in Brownwood.

Graveside services will be on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11 AM in Eastlawn Memorial Park. Family Visitation will be from 10-11 AM prior to the service.

Ms. Simmons was born on Thursday, January 7, 1926 in Coleman to Thomas Ernest and Lillian Clarice Keeney. Ms. Simmons enjoyed Sewing, Quilting, and Gardening. She attended Crossroads school as a child. She was a retired homemaker, and attended Hillcrest Church of Christ in Coleman.

She leaves behind two daughters and sons-in-law Joyce & Alton Wyatt of Early and Wilma Conway & husband Paul of Leavenworth, Kansas; brother LeRoy Keeney of Santa Anna; two grandchildren Michelle Kindell of Troy, Ohio and Scott Conner of Austin; five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; nieces Sherlyn Walker, Melba Duke, and Sharon Guthrie and nephews Roy Dean Keeney, and Jim Keeney.

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Billy Blue Cooley

Billy Blue Cooley, age 74, of Brownwood passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016, at his residence.

Memorial services for Billy will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel; private family interment will be held at a later date.

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Richard Lynn Walker

Richard Lynn Walker, 58, of Brownwood passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel; interment will follow at Indian Creek Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home.

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