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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Updated July 17, 2014 6:45 PM
DeeAnn was born in Brady, TX, on May 26, 1962, to Raymond & Janice Kirk Brandenberger. She attended Mason Schools & graduated in 1980. She was married in 1981 & for a short period of time, lived in Boerne. Mason, again became her home & the family was blessed with two children, Dava Reeves McCarty & Daniel Reeves.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Stephen Louis Jordan, 64 of Mason, Texas entered into eternal peace on July 10, 2014. Steve was born on August 2, 1949, to Charles W. and Allyne Jordan in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Spearman High School in Spearman, Texas, in 1967. He attended Texas Tech University until 1970 when he enlisted in the U.S.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Betty Lou Andrews passed away quietly into the Lord’s arms on Sunday, July 13, 2014, with her loving husband at her side. She was born on June 9, 1940, in Mason County, Mason, Texas, to Baze Cavaness and Grace Skurlock Cavaness, the first of four children. She grew up in Mason, and graduated from Mason High School in 1958.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
Leland Y. Matthews, 89, of Kerrville, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2014. He was born on April 24, 1925. Leland is survived by his wife Kathryn of 66 years, his sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren and their families. A celebration of Leland's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Veteran of Foreign Wars ( or the charity of your choice.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014 • Photos
Cynthia Marie Hernandez, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, July 6, at the age of 32. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Crosby Cemetery.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014 • Photos
Louis Otto Dietrich, Jr. of Harper, Texas passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, at the age of 60 years. Louis was born December 17, 1953, in Fredericksburg, Texas to Louis and Marie Klaerner Dietrich Sr. Louis married Debbie Jenschke on March 21, 1986, in Fredericksburg. Louis is survived by the following, His father, Louis Dietrich, Sr.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
Stacey Michell Bernal, age 34 of Decatur, TX and formerly of Brady, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Denton, Texas. She was born November 8, 1979 in Brady to Billy Dale Waddill and Dianne (Land) Waddill. She graduated from Brady High School. She married Rodrigo “Rocky” Bernal on December 2, 2006 in Brady.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014 • Photos
Armand Eugene Nelms, died June 6, 2014, after several years of battling with Alzheimer's Disease. He was born February 2, 1928, in Brownwood, Texas, to Arthur and Ruth Nelms. He attended elementary school in Durant, Oklahoma, and finished his high school years in Dallas, Texas. Armand (Gene) enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1949.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014 • Photos
Vyror Jean Willingham, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, May 20 2014, at Estrella Oaks Nursing Home in Georgetown, Texas. She was born in Llano, Texas on January 1, 1942. She enjoyed crocheting baby blankets for her family and friends. She enjoyed being on the Llano River and collecting rocks she found.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014 • Photos
Arthur D. Kothmann was born on May 22, 1920, the only child of Floyd Kothmann and Veda Bell Eaker. He grew up in Mason County, living there all his life except for a couple of years when his parents lived in Brady. His only schooling was at the Capps country school where Arthur rode his horse to every day.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014 • Photos
Albert Clark Templeton was born on November 5, 1930, in Austin, Texas to Hiram Templeton and Ila Mae Berryman Templeton. He passed away at his home in Mason on Thursday, May 29, at the age of 83. Clark was raised in the Lone Grove Community of Llano County. He was a graduate of Southwest Texas Teachers College.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014
Funeral services for Edward Castillo Avalos, Sr., age 55 of Rockdale were scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale. Burial in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. Deacon Gus Coelho with St. Joseph Catholic Church officiated. Visitation was 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014
Eva Lane, of San Antonio, passed away on Sunday, June 1, at the age of 95. She was born on June 20, 1917, in Mason to Milford Nichols and Rosa Kidd Nichols. Eva was raised in Mason and then made San Antonio her home for most of her life. She worked for several companies in aircraft construction including Swearingen and Mooney Aircraft. Survivors include her sister Edna Nitschmann and husband Eugene of San Antonio and a daughter Rosa Harvey of Parker, Colorado Services will be held graveside ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014 • Photos
Arthur Raymond Dring, 94, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Elsie Dring; his loving wife, Ruby Dring; and brother, Gordon Dring. Ray is survived by his daughters, Rae Ann Wilson and husband, Harry; Linda Zeller and husband, Kurt; grandchildren, Todd Miller, Tiffany Yould and husband, Andrew, Amber Hamilton, Stephanie Zeller, Emily Zeller, and Amy Zeller; great grandchildren, Mason, Ella Ann, Marshall, Alyssa, Emma, Jackson, Ava and LilyGra ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014 • Photos
Passed away at the age of 74 in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 10, 2014. from natural causes. Betty was born October 10, 1939, in Mason, Texas, to Frankli n Manuel Beam and Alma Amanda Meridith Beam. Graveside Services will be held June 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Cavness Cemetery in Mason County. Betty went Mason High School where she was on the Pep Squad. She was married at the age of 16 in 1955 to Charles Elzie Morris (Boogie) and was married for 24 years.