Ed Tom Whitehead

WhiteheadEdTomA memorial service for Ed Tom Whitehead, age 54 will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Early Church of Christ in Early, Texas.

He passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at his home near Comanche.  Cremation is under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

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Archie Crossland

CrosslandFuneral services for Archie Doyle Crossland, age 81, of Brownwood, will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with Rob Martin officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bangs Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

Mr. Crossland passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Oak Ridge Manor.

Archie was born on September 21, 1932 in Wellington to James E. and Ettie Mae (Calder) Crossland.  He attended Coleman and Brownwood schools before joining the US Army in 1950.  He served during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1955.  He married Naomi Chambers in McCamey on November 23, 1959.  Archie went on to work as a truck driver and plant manager in McCamey and Atchison, Kansas before moving to Brownwood in 1987.  He was a Baptist.

Archie is survived by his wife of fifty four years, Naomi Crossland of Brownwood; a son, Archie Crossland of Lytly; three daughters, Ellen Crossland of McCamey, Audrey Lewis and husband Jimmy of Brownwood, and Penny Crossland of Crane; a brother, Frank Crossland of McCamey; a sister, Iola Mills of Ohio; four grandchildren James, Bridgett, and Tera Crossland and Jessica Rodriguez; four great-grandchildren Averanna Tarin, Nathaniel Lewis, Alexus Zepeda, and Joseph Rodriguez

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James Walker Blair

James Walker Blair, 87, was called Home June 4, 2014.  He was a loving husband, daddy, granddaddy and friend.  He was a devoted man of God who taught his family how to love, laugh and live.  He loved playing the guitar and shared this passion with his family.  He has left an inspirational imprint on the hearts of all who have known and loved him.

James was preceded in death by his loving wife, Donna Mae Blair in 1987.

He is survived by three daughters, Dianna Seymore and husband, Johnny, Rita LeMond and husband, Aaron and Jamie Moore.  He is also survived by five grandsons, three granddaughters and 15 great grandchildren.  James also leaves behind two sisters, Darlene Stewart and Charlene Tedford, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

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Sandra “Sandy” Gregory

gregoryA graveside funeral service for Sandra “Sandy” Gregory will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday June 6, 2014 in the May Cemetery.

Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sandy went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 2, 2014 at her home. She was born on September 28, 1950 in Sacramento, California to Virginia Neely Story and William Powell. She was a Registered Nurse and semi-retired. She loved helping others and was a talented poet and writer.

She was preceded in death by her brother Phillip Powell and a daughter Tracie Jones.

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Weldon Ray Anderson

AndersonWeldonWeldon Ray Anderson, age 72, a lifelong resident of Coleman, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 2 PM in the Allcorn Funeral Care Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Anna Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6 – 8 PM.

Weldon “Shorty” Ray Anderson was born on April 1, 1942 in Coleman, Texas to the late Lee and Edna (Woodward) Anderson. Shorty loved his family and loved to watch westerns and listen to the radio. He also enjoyed working on cars in his spare time. He also attended the Central Baptist Church and was a farmer in the area.

Weldon “Shorty” Anderson is survived by:

One son, Kenneth Ray Anderson of San Angelo,

One step-daughter, Shanna Caleway, and husband Jody of San Angelo

One step-son, Shane Watkins of Ballinger,

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Mike W. Day

DayMichaelMichael Wayne Day, 61, entered into the arms of his Savior and achieved ultimate healing after a courageous four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.  He passed away June 3, 2014 at his home with his wife by his side.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:00 pm, Friday, June 6, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Brownwood with Pastor Rodney McGlothlin and Dallas Huston officiating.  Visitation will be held Thursday, June 5, from 6-8 pm at Davis Morris Funeral Chapel.

Mike was born July 10, 1952 in Brownwood to Billy Floyd Day and Ruby Estelle Mayfield Day.  He attended Brownwood schools and graduated in 1970.  He also attended Texas State University.  On August 6, 1997, he married Carolyn Sheffield.

Growing up around his father’s garage, he learned a variety of mechanical skills as well as pipe line and phone lines.  He worked for an oil company in Breckenridge and later managed a Texaco station on Austin Avenue.  His 20-year career with Danhil Containers ended when he retired in January, 2014.

Mike was an avid sports fan and dad.  He played softball for several teams and enjoyed attending sports events for his kids.  He never missed a game or an event involving his children until recently when he was unable to attend.

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Diane Fulton Kinsey

KinseyDianeFultonDiane Fulton Kinsey, age 57, of Clyde formerly of Brownwood went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Abilene, Texas.

Funeral Services for Diane will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Slaymaker officiating, interment will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Diane was born on January 23, 1957 in Midland, Texas to James and Mary Fulton. Diane grew up and graduated from Brownwood High School in 1975. On July 2, 1982, she married Randy Kinsey. She worked in the Healthcare Business for many years and was employed by Hendrick Healthcare System.

Diane, Randy, and their 3 daughters made their homes and many friends in Cross Plains, San Angelo, Andrews, Odessa, Lubbock, and Clyde, Texas. Diane and Randy traveled all over Texas and America. She enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, fishing, and cheering on their grandchildren in all sports at Abilene Wylie. She loved riding in the passenger seat of their Harley Davidson Motorcycle, following the Lady Bulldogs.

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Stuart Coleman

ColemanStuartStuart Sinclair Coleman of Brownwood died Monday, June 2nd at his home. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 5th at First United Methodist Church in Brownwood. His body will be cremated, and a family burial will be held at a later date. Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Coleman’s lifetime of service to the Brownwood area, as well as to the entire state, will continue to benefit citizens for decades to come. He was an integral part of every major civic endeavor in Brownwood since 1960, either as a visible board member or as a quiet financial contributor — or both. He also served five years (1985-1990) on the Texas Water Development Board, appointed by Gov. Mark White; and six years (2002-2008) on the Texas Building and Procurement Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Perry. He and his wife, Margaret T. Coleman, were honored in 1999 by the naming of the new Depot Plaza in Brownwood in their honor. At the time, members of the Brownwood Civic Improvement Foundation board said that project, as well as the extensive restoration of the Depot Civic and Community Center, could not have been possible without their support.

Mr. Coleman was born on Sept. 30, 1926, in Brownwood to Erva Sinclair Coleman and Cheslie Coleman, who preceded him in death. He attended Brownwood schools and joined the Army when he was 18, serving during World War II. After an honorable discharge, he returned to Brownwood to help his father in farming. Later, he was in the used car business. He was married to Margaret Turner, and they have one daughter.

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Lillian Pearce

PearceLillianLillian Pearce, age 89, of Brownwood passed away Monday, June 02, 2014 at Cross Country Health Care.

Graveside services for Lillian will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Eastlawn Memorial Park with Brian Hall, Dick Williams, and Lawrence Blackstock officiating. Visitation from 11-1 prior to funeral services at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Lillian was born on February 2, 1925 to Allison and Flora Mae (Curtis) Rich in Eastland County. She graduated from Cisco High School. Lillian was a Sunday school teacher and youth leader in her church for 40 plus years. She also served as a Foreign Mission Director for 10 years.

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Pedro Ramirez

Pedro Ramirez, age 42, of Early passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Private Services for Pedro will be held at a later date. Online condolences for the family can be made at

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