Billy J. Day

DayBillBilly J. Day, 79, of Brownwood passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at his home.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2PM, Thursday, May 12, 2016 in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel; the services will be officiated by Mike Isbell.  Burial with Masonic rites will follow in Heflin Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home from 6-8 pm.

Billy J. Day was born March 7, 1937 in Tarrant County, Texas to his mother, Ida May Day.  He met and married Jo Ann Stockman on April 30, 1959.  Billy was a life-time member of the Bangs Masonic Lodge #926 and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rites Master Mason.  He loved sitting in the coffee shop with all his friends socializing.  He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.  Billy loved his family and lived to show his support on a daily basis.  He was dearly known as “Old Paw Paw” by his great grandchildren.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Day and his grandson, Bolton Layne Day.

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Jack Allan Scott

Jack Allan Scott, age 65, of Brownwood went to his eternal home with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 8, 2016, with his mother, Bettie Scott, alongside him.

Graveside Services for Jack will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Eastlawn Memorial Park with David Barnum officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Jack Allan Scott was born December 13, 1950, to Samuel “Jake” and Bettie (Woodward) Scott in Brownwood, Texas. Jack worked and retired from Santa Fe Rail Road. After retirement, he worked for several different auto body and mechanic shops in Brownwood.

He is survived by his daughters, Hayli Henry and husband Heath of Brownwood, Tiffany Price and husband John of Early; son, Tim Fulton and wife Shawna of Early; grandchildren, Jake-Allan Cox and wife Kadie, Zachary Fulton, Tanner Cox, Dylan Person, Jared Fulton, Carly Person, Bhrenlyn Fulton, Karter Gross, and Justin Price; brother, Johnny Scott and wife Carol of AR; and sister-in-law, Anita Scott of LA. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

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Bettie Marie Woodard Scott

Bettie Marie Woodard Scott, age 94, of Brownwood went to her eternal home with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 8, 2016, with her son, Jack Scott, alongside her.

Graveside Services for Bettie will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Eastlawn Memorial Park with David Barnum officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Bettie was born on January, 17, 1922, to William “Jack” and Carrie (Bowles) Woodard in Asheville, N.C. She graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School in 1939. After high school, she worked for Western Union as a teletype operator. Bettie married Samuel “Jake” Hayes Scott in Brownsville on July 9, 1943. They lived in Brownsville and Paris, Texas before moving to Brownwood.

Bettie was a member of First United Methodist Church. While a member there she was a member of Peggy Boone Bible Class and United Methodist Women. She also taught a children’s class until her boys were grown.

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Ford Holt

HoltFordFord Holt, age 93, of Bangs went to be with the Lord and Savior, Sunday, May 8, 2016 at a local nursing home.

Ford was born on the Holt Farm, 3 miles southeast of Santa Anna, Texas on November 8, 1922, to William Franklin and Jessie Lee (Williams) Holt. He was the 6th of 7 children in a close knit family. He graduated from Santa Anna High School 1940. Ford loved music and played the French horn in the school band. He recently received an award from Santa Anna High School for being the oldest living member of the Mountaineer Band.

Ford enlisted in the Army Air Corps during WWII on October 31, 1942. During leave, August 24, 1943, he married Bangs girl, Willene McGaughey at the preacher’s house in Coleman, Texas.  He went on to serve the war effort as an airplane mechanic in Cerignola, Italy. He was honorably discharged in September 9, 1945.

He lived in Santa Anna, Coleman, Bangs, Stephenville, Plainview, Anson, Snyder, Abilene and Brownwood. He worked driving trucks for Halliburton; selling menswear at JC Penney, R & M Clothiers, Minters and Montgomery Ward; and selling cars at the Bud Gray Pontiac House and Weatherby Ford.  He enjoyed driving, fine clothes, and new cars. His longest career was with 3M Company in Brownwood, where he worked full time and part time for 35 years until he was 82.

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Kimberly Lynn Henderson

HendersonKimberlyLynnKimberly Lynn Henderson, age 49, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, May 3, 2016. The light of our lives, she fought a long and difficult illness with an unfailing smile and courage that inspired us all. She graduated in 1984 from Bangs High School. A wife and homemaker, she was the former owner of Bangs Greenhouse for 12 years and Bangs Produce for three years. She was born in Brownwood, Texas August 5, 1966 and lived in Bangs all of her life.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Terry Ray Henderson, one daughter, Sloane Alexandra Michael and husband, Brad; one grandson, Brayden Ray Michael of Bangs; her mother, Cynthia Johnson and stepfather, Tim Johnson of Bangs; two sisters, Catherine Coronado of Bangs and Tonia Shumate and husband Roy Shumate of Canyon Lake; one brother, Scott Larose and wife, Melanie Larose of Bangs; her grandmother, Marj Frizzell of Brownwood; her mother-in-law, Wanda Armour of Brownwood; brother-in-law, Donald Henderson of Dallas; four nieces, MacKenzie Brown, Madison Brown, Lindsey Larose and Brynlee Hughes; one nephew, Peyton Greenhaw; four aunts, Sheila Slaughter of Brownwood, Shannon and Dan Wooldridge of Georgetown, Lana Norris of Bangs, and Donna and Bo Hatchett of Zephyr; and one uncle, Johnny and Juan Frizzell of Liberty Hill.

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Alice Vivian Morris

MorrisAliceFuneral services for Alice Vivian Morris, age 96, of Brownwood will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2 PM at Central United Methodist Church in Brownwood.  Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park.  No visitation is scheduled.  Mrs. Morris died Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Alice was born October 19, 1919 in Paoli, Oklahoma to James Ruben and Ila K. (Poole) Smith.  She attended Texas Christian University for two years before going on to Daniel Baker College; where she graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Alice married Ernest Morris in 1940.  She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, and through the years, she was a second mother to hundreds of children.  She was a member of the Parent Teacher Association and worked for the Brownwood Cattle Auction, with both having large herds of unruly things.  Alice was a hard worker, and at the age of 85, she worked three jobs!

She is survived by her sons, Jim Morris and Bob Morris; grandchildren, Jim Morris, Jr, Kael Morris, David Morris, Paul Morris and Tish Morris and 13 great grandchildren.

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Alma Deen Stone Lanford

LanfordAlmaDeenStoneAlma Deen Rankin, was born September 19, 1936 in Abilene, Texas to L.P. (Fats) Rankin and Alma Ellie Rankin. Mrs. Lanford grew up in Zephyr, Texas and graduated from Zephyr High School. She attended Southwest State University and graduated with her Bachelor degree in education. Mrs. Lanford completed her M. Ed at Tarleton State University. She taught school for 35 years. After coming to the Brownwood community in 1971, she taught fourth grade at Northwest Elementary for several years. She also taught school in San Angelo prior to coming to Brownwood.

Mrs. Lanford was a member of Zelta Kappa Gamma, a Rotary Ann, and a member of the Brownwood Women's Club. She attended Coggin Ave Baptist Church in her later years.  Mrs. Lanford was an artist and her two loves were to paint and sing in the choir. She also enjoyed working in her yard and sewing.

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Dr. Clinton Eugene Stewart

StewartDrClintonDr. Stewart was born on November 7, 1927 in Copperas Cove, Texas to Albert Clyde and Marjorie Stewart. There were 11 brothers and sisters. He graduated from Copperas Cove High School as Valedictorian and holds four degrees from Baylor University – one Bachelor, two Master and Doctor of Education. He taught in public education within Vega, Valley Mills, Meridian and Coppell Independent School Districts. He also taught at Texarkana College, Howard Payne University and Sul Ross State University. He taught at HPU in the 1970's and 1990's and retired there as Dean of the School of Education and Professor Emeritus. He is a member of several honor societies, including Alpha Epsilon Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Chi and Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Stewart served three terms on the Board of Trustees of HPU.

He served in the Texas National Guard 143rd Infantry and rose to Master Sergeant. A strong believer in being involved, he was a Mason for 51 years, president of the Lions Club in Alpine and Meridian. He also served as a deacon in Meridian, Alpine and Brownwood.

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Salamon Luis Nava

NavaSalamonFuneral Services for Salamon Luis Nava, age 40, of Brownwood will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Francis Njoku officiating; burial will at follow Greenleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Salamon passed away Monday, May 2, 2016, in Abilene surrounded by his loved ones. Loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend gone too soon.

Salamon was born to Manuel, Jr. and Julia (Martinez) Nava on July 24, 1975, in Alice, Texas. He attended Brownwood High School. Salamon worked at Kohler Company for 16 years, the past 8 years as a Leadman for PSS. He met Monica Perez in 2006; after devoting themselves to each other for several years, they got married on March 7, 2014. Salamon was so generous and had such a huge heart, he helped others more than himself. He loved grilling and hanging out with family and friends.

Salamon was the life of the party; he loved telling bizarre stories, jokes, and making random comments. He was always playing jokes on people. Salamon had a love and talent for music. He enjoyed writing music, singing, playing guitar and piano. He was his family’s rock star. He was also a handy man, creating his own “inventions.”

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William Joseph Laviolette, III

LavioletteWilliamIIIFuneral Services for William Joseph Laviolette, III, of Brownwood will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Keegan Hall officiating, burial will follow at Jordan Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to services from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

William, a loving and caring husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the young age of 28.

William was born to William, Jr. and Bonnie (Wilkerson) Laviolette on November 2, 1987, in Fort Worth. After the passing of his father, William, Jr., he was raised by Billy Lawson along with his mother, Bonnie. He married Jennifer Reid, on February 26, 2015. William worked at Corrine T. Smith Animal Shelter for 6 years. He loved animals.

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