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Bobbie Jean Dwight

Bobbie Jean Sharp Dwight, 85, of Coleman, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.  Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 West Pecan Street, Coleman.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dwight was born February 25, 1931 in Wichita County, Texas to Harvey Sharp and Thelma Cowan Sharp.  She grew up in Harrell and attended school there.  On December 18, 1947, she married David Earl Dwight in Harrell.  He preceded her in death in 2006.  She worked as the assistant manager at Skillin’s Drug Store in Richardson for many years.  She also worked as a Med Aide at the nursing home in Bonham.

Survivors include one daughter, Delores Jean Barret of Stephenville; one sister, Doreen Wilson and husband, Jack, of Harrell; eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew.

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Emily Jane Sikes

Graveside Services for Emily Jane Sikes, age 77, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Jordan Springs Cemetery with Bill Slaymaker officiating. No visitation will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Emily departed this earth to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  She was a special wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend and will be greatly missed.    We lose an extremely thoughtful loved one who always wanted to know what she could do to help.   She loved to converse with her family, friends, and strangers that would quickly become friends.

Emily was born April 4, 1939 in Brownwood, Texas to Cecil and Liz Smith.  She was raised in Brownwood and married H.L. Sikes on November 28, 1958. She enjoyed a lengthy career with GTE.

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Brittany Grove

GroveBrittanyBrittany Dawn Grove age 24, was born in Odessa on April 3, 1992.  Brittany went home to be with our Lord on April 18, 2016 in Coleman County.  As many of you know Brittany was the type of individual to brighten a room with her shinning smile and beautiful personality.  There wasn’t a single uncompassionate bone in Brittany’s body and this could be seen through her caring actions when she shined her vibrant personality through the children and animals that she interacted with.  Obsession would be an understatement when describing the type of love and affection Brittany showed her family and friends when they leaned on in our time of need.  Although she is no longer with us, we are all aware that if there is anyone watching over us and looking after us in our times of hardship, that person is Brittany.

Brittany loved everyone with an open heart at all times.  She recently became a resident of Voss in Coleman County where she resided with her mother.  Brittany was a graduate of Early High School in 2011, while in high school she was part of the Early High Color Guard as well as the Early High Choir.  After graduation she received her associate degree as a dental assistant.    Brittany was a woman who found a lot of passion in fashion and retail.  She was one who loved vibrant colors and styles.

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Janice Kay Tharp

TharpJaniceA Memorial Service for Janice Kay Tharp, age 59, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Heartland Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Hall officiating. Mrs. Tharp passed away Saturday at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Janice was born on November 22, 1956 in Brownwood, Texas the only child to Jane Campbell Fisher. She grew up and attended school in Brownwood and was a 1975 graduate of Brownwood High School. Janice was employed by Dr. Robert Henry Johnson as a dental assistant where she made many friends. A lifetime resident of Brownwood, Janice enjoyed shopping, being at the lake, swimming and the outdoors. She had a love for butterflies and would often raise them from a caterpillar only to set them free. She will be greatly missed especially by her mother Jane Fisher of Brownwood and also her “son” Rocky her Yellow Labrador Retriever.

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Vi Jones

JonesViVisitation for Vi Jones, age 90, of Brownwood, will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Heartland Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Jones passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Brownwood.

Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Annie Viola Jones was born on May 20, 1925 in Sonora to Cal and Annie (Cargle) Ory.  She graduated from Lampasas High School in 1944. Vi married L.E. “Jiggs” Jones on September 5, 1945.  They shared sixty-two years together before his passing on September 5, 2007.  Vi was a longtime member of the Austin Avenue church of Christ.  She served as a teacher in the Children’s Ministry for 50 years.  She also volunteered at Cherokee Home for Children for many years cooking meals for the house parents and children.  Cherokee dedicated a pavilion in honor of Jiggs and Vi for their service to the home.

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Noma Lee Fowler

Noma Lee (Sparks) Fowler passed away on April 12, 2016 after a lengthy illness.

Born to Neil and Flora (Manley) Sparks on May 25, 1928, in Brownwood, Texas, she married B. J. Fowler on December 12, 1945. They were inseparable until his death in 2010. She was a homemaker, mother, lover of animals, and gardener. She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Melvin Sparks; sister, Sylvia Sparks Costa; her son, Ronnie Fowler; and granddaughter, Bundy Fowler Bowers.

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Kenneth “Ken” Murry

MurryKenMemorial Service for Kenneth “Ken” Murry, age 60, of Brownwood will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Harris officiating; interment will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Cottonwood Cemetery near Rowlett, Texas.  Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Ken went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Ken was born on March 2, 1956, to Henry Garland and Mary Edith (Foster) Murry in Rockwall, Texas. Ken was a “man’s man” and a sports fanatic; he loved the Dallas Cowboys. He was very friendly, never meeting a stranger, and had friends by the number. Ken enjoyed barbequing with family and friends and playing dominoes. Ken loved the Lord and knew he was his Savior.

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Emma Lamar Perez

Emma Lamar Perez, 56, of Brownwood, died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.  Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Coleman City Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Emma was born March 2, 1960 in Santa Anna, a daughter of Raul Perez and Elia Eulalia Andrade Perez.  She grew up in Coleman and attended Coleman schools.  She loved her children, Claude, Jr. and James very much.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Claude Murphy, Jr. of Brownwood, James Murphy of Oregon; four brothers and sisters, Eli Perez of Oregon, Frank Perez and wife, Barbara, of North Carolina, Sylvia Perez of Oregon, Dora Hayden and husband, Shawn, of Oregon and several nieces and nephews.

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May Pinson

May Pinson, 100, of Nolanville, passed away April 8, 2016, in Killeen, Texas.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, April 11, 2016 in Bangs Cemetery.

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Carlton Bramblett

BramblettCarltonFuneral services for Carlton Bramblett, age 73, of Bangs, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Pepper Dill and David Barnum officiating.  Interment will follow in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home.

Mr. Bramblett passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Brownwood.

Carlton was born on April 24, 1942 in Center Point (Mills County), Texas to L.B. and Wilma (Long) Bramblett.  He graduated from Mullin High School and married Linda Martin on February 1, 1964.  Carlton served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966-1968.  He worked as a machinist for M&F Gauge for a number of years before retiring.

Carlton was a member of Bangs First Baptist Church where he attended the Genesis Sunday School Class.  He was happiest spending time with his grandsons, wood working and gardening.  He also enjoyed rodeos and following the bull riders in PBR.

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