Terri Ann "Missy" Lynch Barker

BarkerTerri Ann "Missy" Lynch Barker was born June 26, 1965, in Canada. Missy was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Missy was preceded in death by her father, Ben Lawson, Sr.; brother, John Roberts; sisters, Betty Forrester and Marilyn Lynch, and grandchildren, Haile Reynolds, Jeremy Lawson Jr., and Austin Lawson.

Missy is survived by her daughter, Crystal Brooke Negrete; sons, Curtis Lawson, Stewart Reynolds, Jeremy Lawson, Jason Lawson; mother, Grace Lawson; 12 grandchildren; family members, Teresa and Truce Tiner, Barbara and John Casidy, Iris and Mike Turner, Carol and Donnie York, Nita and Wade Cannon, Rickie Roberts, Belinda and Terry San Ryan, Becky and Bobby Timminer, Willie Lawson, Bo Lawson, Billie Lawson, Jackie Lawson, Frankie Paul Roberts, Wayne Forrester, Clarence Reeves, Travis and Yvonne Reeves, Mark Lynch, Brian Duke, and many, many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10:00 am at the family’s home located at  2611 Ave C in Brownwood, Texas.

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Marianna Stewart

StewartMariannaGraveside Services for Marianna Stewart, age 76, of Early will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Marianna went to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Marianna was born on December 22, 1939 to T.L. and Mozelle Maynard in Monahans, Texas. She married J.D. Stewart, Jr. on March 17, 1956 in Monahans. She was a longtime resident of Early. Marianna was a nurse and worked for several different doctor’s offices and nursing homes. She loved flowers and watching birds.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, J.D. Stewart of Early; 2 sons, Danny Stewart of Austin and Dale Stewart of Early; grandchildren, Vanessa, Jennifer, Amanda, Ricky, Mya, Lea, and Candice; and 2 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.

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Margarett Sue Widner

Funeral Services for Margarett Sue Widner, age 68, of Lake Brownwood, Texas are pending with the Heartland Funeral Home.  Mrs. Widner passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at her residence.

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Dewey ''Sonny' Quimby


Dewey Marseilles 'Sonny' Quimby, of Abilene, Texas, passed away peacefully at home, on June 3, 2015.
Services for Mr. Quimby will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 9 at a graveside service at the May Cemetery in Brown County, Texas. Interment will follow under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

Born April 2, 1928 in Waco, Texas to Albert James Quimby and Janie Pearl Culpepper Quimby, Sonny grew up in and around Lockhart, Texas. In 1950 he married Mamie Lois Nelson, of May, Texas and they made their first home in Abilene; later they lived in numerous states and international locations including Tripoli, Libya; Great Yarmouth and London, England; Lafayette, Louisiana and returned to Abilene in 1978.

Sonny is survived by his sons Larry Quimby and wife Elena of Moscow, Russia, Jim Quimby and wife Evany of Jonestown, Texas and daughter Marcel (‘Marci’) Quimby of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Stephanie, Scott and David Quimby of The Woodlands, Texas; brother James Terrell and wife Jeanie, of Tennessee Colony, Texas, sister Gail Crain of Baytown, Texas and brother-in-law John Wayne Nelson and wife Carol of May, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mamie Lois Quimby; sisters Willodean Quimby Culpepper and Betty Quimby, mother-in-law Thelma Theo Witt Nelson and father-in-law Ira T. ‘Tene’ Nelson.

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Nelda Rodgers Posey

PoseyNeldaNelda Rodgers Posey, age 83 of Brownwood passed away June 3, 2015 at a local nursing home. Nelda was born January 4, 1932 to W.C. and Anna Rodgers in Brownwood. She was lifetime resident of Brownwood, marrying Allen Posey on September 2, 1950 in Brownwood.

She graduated from Howard Payne University with her Masters Degree in Education and taught Junior High and High School in Brookesmith, Rochelle, and Brownwood. She also volunteered at the Brown County Literacy Council, and played the piano and the organ at many churches throughout Brown County.

She is survived by her son Valton Posey and wife Debbie of Brownwood, 2 grandsons Justin Posey and wife Krissy, Brandon Posey and wife Lennon both of Brownwood; 3 Great grandchildren Kori, Logan, and Hayden; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

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Muriel Beamish

Muriel Beamish, 79, of Brownwood, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Brownwood.

Muriel Phylis Beamish was born October 9, 1935, in Chicago, IL, to Oliver and Cora (Krause) Beamish.  She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stephen’s Point in Stephen’s Point, WI, where she received her B.S. degree.  Muriel went to work for the Girl Scouts of The U.S.A in 1955 and remained with the organization until about 2000.  During her time with the Girl Scouts, she was the CEO of 3 Girl Scouts Councils.  Muriel also worked with Girl Scouts Overseas and spent 4 years in England and Germany.

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George Roy Pollard

PollardGeorgeGeorge Roy Pollard, age 70, of Brownwood passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his residence.

A Celebration of Life for George will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2015 at his son’s (Hardy Pollard) house in Houston, Texas.  Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

George was born to Jack and Juanita (Wales) Pollard on July 17, 1944 in Sherman, Texas.  George married Maude “Joan” Ann Williams, March 7, 1964 in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He loved outdoor activities.

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Stewart E. Cunningham

CunninghamStewartServices for Stewart E. Cunningham, of Brownwood, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with David Barnum officiating, burial with Military Honors will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home.

Stewart went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 1, 2015, at a local nursing home, after 90 incredible years. He we be greatly missed by loved ones.

Stewart was born to John T. and Stella Mae (Stewart) Cunningham in Zephyr, Texas on January 15, 1925. He attended Zephyr High School; after his junior year, he drafted into the United States Navy. He served from 1943 to 1946, during the World War II era on the USS Riddle as a Destroyer Escort. When he got out of the Navy, Stewart came back to Brown County and worked for as a Brakeman Conductor for the Santa Fe Rail Road for 20 years, then for various parts houses until he permanently retired. Stewart had a very outgoing personality; he never met a stranger and made many friends along the way. He loved music, old cars, being around people, and his sweets.

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LaVerne “Vernie” Gribble

GribbleFuneral services for LaVerne “Vernie” Gribble will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, in the Austin Avenue Church of Christ with J. Tom Washburn officiating.  Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

LaVerne passed from this life on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

LaVerne was born on September 29, 1932 on Owl Creek at The Grove, Texas.  She graduated from Temple High School and married Bill Gribble on June 11, 1955.  LaVerne and Bill moved to Brownwood in 1963 at which time they purchased an interest in Pecan Valley Electric Co.  As time went on, they bought full ownership in the company and LaVerne served as president.  She was also active in the community with memberships in The Woman’s Club, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and as a board member of the Brown County Youth Fair Association.  She was also a longtime member of the Austin Avenue Church of Christ.

LaVerne is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, Bill Gribble of Lake Brownwood, a daughter, Julie Gribble of Brownwood, a brother, Raymond Zuehlke of Brenham and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Glenn "Tanny" Harris


Glenn "Tanny" Harris, 70, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  He was born in Taft, Texas on January 24, 1945.

Visitation and memorial services will be held at Grand Starz Event Hall, located at 2323 Belle Plain Street in Brownwood, Texas, on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 12 Noon until 2:00 p.m.

Family visitation will follow after the services.

After graduating from 3 Way High School in 1964, he was drafted into the U. S. Army, serving honorably in Vietnam.  Glenn moved his family to Fort Stockton, where he worked for Firestone Test Center until moving his family to Brownwood, Texas in 1977.  He started his business Brownwood Lake Service, specializing in custom dock construction and repair.

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