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Leona Benningfield

BenningfieldLeonaLeona “Ankie” Benningfield, age 85, of San Saba passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 in Brownwood, Texas.  Services for Leona will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel of San Saba, interment will follow at the Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery in Goldthwaite, Texas.

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Bobbie Lou Meixner

Bobbie Lou Meixner, 71, died on March 20, 2015.  She is survived by her husband Jack Meixner, a son Andy Meixner and a daughter Mechelle Meixner. 

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Linda Lou Melton

Linda Lou Melton, 74, of Proctor, passed away Thursday March 19, 2015. Funeral services, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 22, 2015 in the Heartland Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Clairette Cemetery in Erath County.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00  -  8:00 p.m. Saturday March 21st.

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Bernice Porter Paul

PorterBerniceFuneral services for Bernice Porter Paul, age 92, of Brownwood, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 23, 2015 at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church with Tim Skaggs and Bill Allen officiating.  Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 until 6:00.

Mrs. Paul passed from this life on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Brownwood after a short illness.

Bernice McCuistion was born on September 21, 1922 in Ennis to Robert Lewis and Florence (Gary) McCuistion.  She married Gene Porter on October 19, 1945 in Tyler after he returned from World War II.  Bernice received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard Payne University in 1946.

Bernice and Gene were longtime members of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church where she taught the Senior High Sunday School Class for over 30 years.

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JT Gray

GrayJT Gray, age 81, of Lake Brownwood, passed away, Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Brownwood Regional Medical Center.  He was born on October 24, 1933 in Breckenridge to James Thomas and Dona (Davidson) Gray.

JT married Nina Ruth Henderson on August 28, 1954 in Odessa.  He worked for El Paso Products Company in Odessa as a superintendent for 30 years before retiring and moving to Lake Brownwood.  JT enjoyed fishing, playing poker, working on just about anything, going to auctions, and spending time with his beloved wife of 56 years.

JT is survived by a daughter, Sharon Worley and husband Thomas, two grandchildren, Lori Laird and husband Dustyn of Brownwood and Chris Worley of Denton, a great-grandson, Caydon Laird, a son-in-law, James Schulte, a brother-in-law, Ed Henderson, and a sister, Sonja Reneau.

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Charlene “Ann” Hunter

Charlene “Ann” Hunter of Bangs, Texas went to her eternal home on the evening of March 18, 2015 during her stay at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Ann was born November 9, 1946 in Brownwood, Texas to her late parents, Floyd L. “Smokey” Bullard and Onita Amelia Ann Davis Bullard. Ann shared 44 years of marriage with her husband, Jimmy R. Hunter. Ann had three daughters and two sons whom she loved. Her children include June Walker and husband Scott, Crystal Levisay and husband Lonnie, Amy Hamrick and Heath Allen, James Hunter and Sonya Lazzell, and Jimmy Lynn Pierce and wife Renessa. Ann was a 1965 graduate of Early High School. Ann was employed through the lamp factory in Bangs and later worked at the Kohler Company for 15 years. She was a member of the Bangs First Baptist Church. Ann fulfilled many different roles in her life. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, niece, and friend to many. Ann devoted much of her time to serve the needs of others. She truly adored spending her time surrounded by family and friends. Her grandchildren kept a special place in her heart as she always praised their accomplishments and was willing to spend any spare moments she had with them.

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Dona Marie Guthrie

GutheieDona Marie Guthrie, 85, of Bangs, Texas passed peacefully from this life on March 18, 2015. Visitation for Mrs. Guthrie will be held Friday, March 20, 2015, 6 pm to 8 pm at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Funeral Services for Mrs. Guthrie will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00 am at Davis-Morris Funeral Home with interment at Bangs Cemetery.

Dona Marie Davis was born in Concord, Texas on March 23, 1929 to Bart Davis and Oma Lee Alexander Davis. She married R C Guthrie on January 21, 1947. She was a devoted housewife and mother. Mrs. Guthrie lived on a farm in Brookesmith and raised cows, sheep, goats and chickens. She lived in Brady, Texas for a short time and moved to Bangs, Texas in 1972.

Mrs. Guthrie was a public seamstress for many years and operated more than one café and worked at other jobs over the years. In 1979 she bought a dress store in Bangs known as Dona's Casuals, which she operated until 2000. She later helped Carol open Carol's Cakes & More and worked there until 2007. Mrs. Guthrie volunteered in her community and worked the Bangs Mayfest and Bangs Food Pantry. She was a member of the Concord Baptist Church. She loved to cook and was known for her tomato gravy, and chocolate candy. She enjoyed working in her yard and for many years had a big vegetable garden.

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MaeBelle Fuller

FullerTrue humility is not thinking of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less by C.S. Lewis. No truer words spoken that could describe the life of my mother. She was the grandest lady, who lived her life by helping others with selflessness, kindness, and seeking no reward.

MaeBelle Carriger Fuller died March 18, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. She went to meet her heavenly Father and to be reunited with her parents and husband. Visitation will be for friends and family Friday, March 20, 2015 from 6-8PM at Heartland Funeral Home Early, Texas. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Eastlawn Memorial Park Early, Texas

She was the first daughter born to Della and Joe Carriger on May 10, 1927 in Lawn, Texas. She lived a life of a gypsy moving to several locations in Texas as well as many of the southern dry states due to the health of her brother Johnny. This lifestyle was great training for her and helped her in years to come as the wife of a school teacher and administrator. Her family established roots in Brownwood in 1932 when she lost her brother and playmate Johnny.

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James Roberson, Jr.

RobersonA graveside funeral service for James David Roberson, Jr. age 59 of Brownwood, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 21, 2105 in Greenleaf Cemetery under the direction of Netherton Funeral Home of Brownwood.

James died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Brownwood.

James David Roberson was born the 14th of March 1956 in El Paso, Texas to James David Roberson Sr. and Mary Frances Woods. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ronnie Roberson and nephew Ronnie D. Westbrook. He is survived by his sister Mary Jo Jackson and her husband Randy, daughter Rachel Barnhart and her husband David, daughter Rebekah Ann Skinner and her husband Justin and niece Madison Skinner, a nephew Bryan Westbrook and his wife Audra.

James was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and followed the admonition of the Saviour to serve. He could always be found helping those in need.

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Max Lynn Brown

BrownMaxLMax Lynn Brown, 76, of Amarillo died Sunday, March 15, 2015.  A memorial service will be held March 18th at First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m.  Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

Max was born July 12, 1938 in Ranger, Texas to his parents, James Lester and Myrle Marie Howell Brown.  He started school in Olden, Texas and graduated high school in Kilgore, Texas in 1956.  After high school, Max enrolled in Baylor University competing a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960.  He then attended Baptist Theological Seminary obtaining a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1963 and a Master of Divinity degree in 1968.  Howard Payne University awarded Max a Doctor of Divinity Degree in 1979.

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