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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 • Posted October 7, 2015
Joe Kirk Smith of Brady was born on April 20, 1926, in Algerita, Texas, to Felix (Smitty) and Millie Smith. He passed away at home on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at the age of 89. Joe Kirk graduated from Brady High School in 1944. He married Billie Jean Burger, his wife of 71 years, on June 10, 1944, in San Saba, Texas.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 • Posted October 7, 2015 • Photos
The Lord Jesus took Evelyn Janette Spaulding peacefully in her sleep on September 29, 2015. She was born April 21, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas. On January 18, 1964, she married the love of her life Chester Spaulding, Jr., and they were married for 51 years. They had four children, Mark, Chester, Shana and Gordon, and 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild (Evelyn, Carter, Tabby, Zach, Madison, Jacob, Adriele, Alexa, Chase, Cote, Lalania and Asia).
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 • Posted September 30, 2015 • Photos
Homer Joseph “Pat” Patterson, 72, of Kerrville, TX, passed away on September 26th in San Antonio, TX after a brief illness. He was born in Scotts Bluff, NE, to Greta Adeline Williams Patterson and Chester Virgil Patterson on September 21, 1943. He married the love of his life Jimmie Nell White on August 26th, 1965, in Boerne, TX. He served in the Navy at Beeville, TX.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • Posted September 23, 2015 • Photos
Lois Kay, Mrs. Carlton Eckert, passed away Monday, September 21st at the age of 73. Lois is survived by her husband, Carlton Eckert of Fredericksburg; daughters: Stacey Eckert of Houston; Teri Eckert-Cox & husband Mark Cox of Denton; grandchildren: Spencer, Gabrielle, & Hayden Cox; brother, Larry Willmann & wife Dian of Mason & mother-in-law, Myrtle Eckert of Fredericksburg. Lois was born November 29, 1941, in Fredericksburg, to Clifford & Helen Itz Willmann.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • Posted September 23, 2015 • Photos
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - Michael D. Polk, 62, of Fort Worth, TX, passed away after several years of physical difficulties. He was born November 5, 1952, in Odessa, TX, while his dad was there with an oil company. The family moved back to Fort Worth in 1957, where Michael lived for the rest of his life. He was in the construction business for a few years before getting into another field where he was the manager of an oil well supply company for many years.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 • Posted September 16, 2015 • Photos
Guadalupe C. Avalos, of Mason, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, at the age of 85. A Rosary was held on Friday evening, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation with the family was Thursday from noon to 5 and throughout the day on Friday. The funeral service was held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 • Posted September 16, 2015 • Photos
Clinton Blackmon passed away on September 8, 2015, in San Angelo, Texas. He was born March 31, 1928, in William D. Blackmon and Robena Pool Blackmon. He is survived by Rosa Lange, Mason, Tx; Betty Blackmon, Austin, Tx; and, Doris Burke, Waco, Tx. He was preceded in death by sister Charlotte Clayton and brother Howard Blackmon of Mississippi. Clinton served in World War II in Germany.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 • Posted September 16, 2015 • Photos
Charlene Nash, 81 of Lampasas, Texas, died September 9, 2015, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Charlene was born June 11, 1934, in Mason, Texas, the daughter of Arthur William Eckert and Nettie Matilda (Hasse) Eckert. Charlene grew up in Mason. She attended a 1 room school house in Long Mountain, Texas and went on to graduate from high school in Mason.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 • Posted September 9, 2015 • Photos
Damon Floyd Estes of Zephyr, formerly of Mason, passed away Friday, September 4 at the age of 68. Survivors include his wife Marsha of Zephyr, daughter Kathi Belden of New Braunfels, son Dave Estes of New Braunfels, son Paul (Toby) Estes and stepson Bryan of Zephyr. One brother Ricky Estes and his wife Becky of McPherson, Kansas, one sister Martha Leifeste and her husband Dwain of Mason.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 • Posted September 9, 2015 • Photos
Alan Ray Scott, age 64, of Llano, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at his residence in Llano. He was born July 28, 1951, in Austin to Jesse Herman “J.H.” Scott and Valeska Nora (Frederick) Scott. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Viet Nam Veteran. He was a lifelong resident of the central Texas area, moving to Llano in 1993 from the Austin area.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 • Posted September 9, 2015
Medora Ann Ricks, 75, passed away peacefully, with her daughters Sandy and Lori by her side on August 31, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born March 19, 1940, to Fritz and Louise Hahn in Mason, Texas. Medora followed in her mother's footsteps and became an educator, teaching all ages of children until retirement.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 • Posted September 9, 2015 • Photos
Paulino A. Palacio Jr., of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, at the age of 72. Mr. Palacio is survived by his children Paulino Palcio III of San Angelo, Brenda Palacio Forsyth and husband Sean of San Antonio, Juanita Palacio and husband Adam Baldiviez of San Antonio, Teo Palacio of Mason and Matthew Palacio of San Antonio along with 6 brothers: Daniel Palacio of San Angelo, Enrique Palacio and wife Mary of Mason, David Palacio of Mason, Louis Palacio of Mason, Moses Palacio of San A ...
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 • Posted September 9, 2015 • Photos
Andrew Franklin Habecker, born as Andrew Richmond Peacock, was called home to heaven on August 25th, 2015 exactly 1 month before reaching the young age of 63. His final residence was Green Cove Springs, FL. His passing occurred under the care of Orange Park Medical Center while working through many health issues including a history of heart attack and stroke. Andy, as most knew him, was born on September 25th, 1952 to Annie Jean (Freeman) Habecker and Richmond Peacock.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015 • Photos
Born in the lovely hill country of Texas on January 14, 1932, John grew up playing both football and piano with equal talent. His interrupted college years found him in the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants with whom he toured the world. Finishing college after the Air Force, he was hired by the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, playing both keyboard and percussion.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 13, 2015
Paula Schreiber Hill, age 69 of Chestnut Hill, TN, passed away Sunday morning, August 2, 2015, at Physician’s Regional Hospital. She was an active member of the Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church where she served as church organist, member of the UMW and other committees of the church. She was preceded in death by her parents Elroy and Lois (Nixon) Schreiber of Mason, TX.