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William Albert (Buddy) Dame

dameFuneral services for William Albert (Buddy) Dame, age 74, will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early. Interment will follow in the Blanket Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Dame went to be with the Lord at 9:20 PM on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Brownwood.

Buddy was born August 11, 1939 in Center, Oklahoma to Clinton and Pauline Guess Dame. He graduated from Vanoss High School in Vanoss, OK and then East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas with his BS and MS Degrees. He was a Vocational Ag teacher in the Blanket ISD and Brownwood State School. Buddy was a cowboy and loved raising show cattle and horses. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his sister Edwyna Wood of Flower Mound, Texas; his two sons Steve Dame and wife Stacey of Balmorhea, Texas, Tim Dame and wife Angela of Eastland, Texas; three grandchildren Brody Dame and wife Megan, Amy Dame, Cole Dame and wife Amanda; three great grandchildren Kaylee, Harper and Voss. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Clifford Sanders

Funeral Services for Clifford Sanders, age 86, of Brownwood, Texas are pending with the Heartland Funeral Home.  He passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in a local nursing home.

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Daniel A. Saiz

SaizA service of remembrance for Daniel A. Saiz, 62, of Brownwood will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Will Clark officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday, at 1 PM, prior to the service.

Mr. Saiz passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at his home in Brownwood.

Daniel Saiz was born on April 1, 1952 in Menard Texas, a son of Joe Saiz and Mary (Aquirre) Saiz.  He proudly served his country for four years as Air Defense in the United States Army, and after moving back to Brownwood he went to work for Superior Essex. Daniel worked for Superior for 37 years before retiring to do more of the things that he loved, such as fishing, fishing, and more fishing… He also enjoyed playing tennis whenever he got the chance.

Those that knew Daniel, knew him as an amazing family man. He took care of his parents in their senior years and always gave of himself with love, compassion and a lending ear, not only to his own children, but for his nieces, nephews and other family members as well. He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Edna Saiz of Brownwood; three children, Tammy Jean Saiz and Pattie Jo Saiz, both of Longview and his son Jarrod Wood, of Brownwood; three grandchildren Amanda Mary-Catherine Clark, William Nathanial "Nate" Clark, both of Desoto Texas and Jose De Jesus Tenorio III of Longview. He is also survived by two sisters, Maria Saiz and Jodie Cadena both of Brownwood.

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Glendon Don Schoen

SchoenGlendonFuneral Services for Glendon Don Schoen, 68, of Deer Park, Texas formerly of Blanket will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Heartland Funeral Home with David Barnum Officiating.  Interment will follow in the Blanket Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.   Mr. Schoen passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Kindred Hospital Clear Lake in Webster, Texas.

Glendon was born on March 2, 1946 in Goldthwaite, Texas.  He was a 1964 graduate of Blanket High School and a 1971 graduate of Howard Payne University.  Glendon was employed at the Weatherby Ford Dealership for many years prior to moving to the Houston area in 1977.  While in Houston he was employed as a computer programmer for GATX, now Kinder Morgan, a chemical transfer storage company.  He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and a very loved brother and uncle.

Survivors include his brother Royce Schoen and wife Glenna of Lake Brownwood, two sisters Belinda Coyle and husband James of Midland, Delisa Coyle and husband Earnie of Brownwood, Kathy Lippe and husband Steve of San Antonio.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

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Derril Jay Hobbs

Graveside services for Derril Jay Hobbs, age 69, of Brownwood, Texas will be held 10:00 AM Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Greenleaf Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home. He passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in Brownwood.

Derril was born on July 13, 1944 in Gorman, Texas to James Cecil and Vivian Vincent Hobbs.

Survivors include his mother Vivian Linville and spouse Norman Barron of Brownwood, son Andrew Jay Hobbs of Cisco, daughter Lavada Marie McDaniel of Early, brothers Milton Royce Hobbs of Brownwood and Cecil Carl Hobbs of Abilene, sisters Reba Meyers of Porter, Texas and Alda Yearian of Abilene.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother Terrill Ray Hobbs and one sister Hazel Marie Coats.

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Richard Franklin Dennard

DennardRichardBeloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to all, Richard Franklin Dennard, age 65, of Dallas went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Richard was born on August 7, 1948 to Edward and Dorothy (Patterson) Dennard in Kermit, Texas. He attended high school at Odessa Permian and played on the first State Championship Football Team in 1965; he graduated in 1966. After high school, he attended and played football at Baylor University on a football scholarship. Richard was the former owner of Dennard Chemical and Supply in Duncanville, Texas. As well, he was a member of Ebby Halliday Real Estate Team. Richard was extremely proud to be an organ and tissue donor; even after death he could still help others.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Dennard of Dallas; sons, Dustin Dennard and wife Stephanie of Austin, Brandon Dennard and wife Stacie of Mt. Pleasant, and Kyle Miller of Garland; three grandsons; mother, Dorothy Dennard of Goldthwaite; and sister, Patricia West and husband Terry of Midland.

Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Dennard; father, Ed Dennard; and brother, Michael Dennard.

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Bob Hutson

HutsonBobBob Hutson, age 73, of Brownwood passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Gerald Green officiating.  Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. prior to service.  Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Bob was born on June 23, 1940 to Lewis and Lenabelle (Lee) Hutson in New Franklin, MO.  He married June Landers in Arlington, Texas on April 21, 1965.  He worked for G.M. for 9 ½ years before moving to Brownwood.  Bob was the owner of Hutson Septic Services for 18 years.  He built many fences, poured concrete, and was a “Jack of all trades.”  He attended Church of the Lord Jesus.

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Ellis Jack Brown

BrownEllisJackEllis Jack Brown, age 79, of Brownwood passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at his residence.

Ellis was born January 9, 1935 to Lattie and Alma (Sikes) Brown in Richland Springs, Texas. Working alongside his father at Rainey's Pecan Nursery, Ellis cultivated his skill for working with and love of pecans. He moved to Brownwood to begin working for the USDA Pecan Field Station at Brownwood, Texas in 1964, where he worked for many years. During this time he was instrumental in cross pollination and grafting numerous pecan varieties. His research gave him the chance to connect with like minded people at the Texas Pecan Growers Association.

Even more than his dedication to pecans, he was a consistent figure of his church. Ellis was a Deacon, long time member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, and loved singing in the church choirs.

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Opal Hughes Wright

WrightOpalFuneral Services for Opal Hughes Wright, age 94, of Bangs, Texas will be held 2:00 PM Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Heartland Funeral Home with Pastor David Barnum officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bangs Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 2:00 – 4:00 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home.  She passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at her daughters home in Driftwood, Texas.

Opal Marie was born on September 3, 1919 in Middleport, Ohio to Charles John and Janey Faye Dailey Hughes.  She was married to James Wright in Kentucky.   Mrs. Wright had worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” for North American Aviation during the 1950’s and retired from the Owens Illinois Glass Factory in Columbus, Ohio after 22 years.  She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she had served as a bookkeeper and was very active up until her later years, volunteering for the hospital and church.

Survivors include her daughter Rita Barnes Pehl and husband Walter of Driftwood, one son Gerald (Jerry) Overturf of Bangs, one daughter-in-law Barbara Deckard,  one sister Nina Gainey of Groveport, Ohio, 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Bobbie Fae Baucom Carter

Bobbie Fae Baucom Carter, age 81, of Abilene, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at an Abilene hospital. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 12 in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Coleman Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan, Coleman, Texas.

She was born Bobbie Fae Baucom on October 9, 1932, in Burkett, a daughter of J. A. and Della Golson Baucom. She grew up in Coleman where she graduated from Coleman High School. Following high school, she attended Howard Payne in Brownwood for three years. Bobbie lived in Brownwood, Brady, Dallas, Irving and moved to Abilene in 1968. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include two sisters, Lavada Poindexter Beard and Mary Hagler both of Clyde; one brother, Jack Baucom of San Angelo; two sons, Tom Carter of Avoica and Mark Carter of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mary Rak of Carrollton; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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