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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
Martha Caroline Simpson Mayo “Meemaw”, 74, of Abilene went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 24, 2014, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in North’s Memorial Chapel with J. D. Miller officiating and Beth Reeves assisting.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
John Carlton “Corky” Eckert was born November 14, 1927, in Mason, Texas. He passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, as the result of a fall suffered while playing tennis. His parents, Elgin E. Eckert and Rachel Lemburg Eckert, preceded him in death as well as his brother, John Byron Eckert.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
Zachary “Zac” Brown, of Mason, passed away on Saturday, March 22, at the age of 33. Survivors include his wife Kim Brown of Mason, his father Tim Brown of Mason, his mother Carol Jones of Brady, daughters Hannah Jo Brown and Alexis Shai Brown of Mason, step-children Austin Miller of Llano, and Kadynce, Kyleigh and Rylee Bradley all of Mason a half-sister Shannon Renee Johnson of Brady several aunts and uncles including Jim Brown, Beverly and Jim Cosgrove and Judy Brown, a great-uncle Matt ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 19, 2014 • Photos
Life is not a journey to the grave in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly screaming "Wow, what a ride!" By H. Thompson James Edward Stark, age 79 of Midland, Texas passed away March 15, 2014 after a 40 year battle with cancer. James was born in Comanche, Texas on September 15, 1934 to the late Edward Fischer Stark and Mary Aubie Love.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014 • Photos
Dorothy Leifeste Bierman died February 18, 2014, in Richland, Washington. She was born to Elgin W. and Hester Ella (Pape) Leifeste of near Fredonia on November 11, 1928. She graduated from Mason High School in 1946. After working in San Angelo for a short time, she returned to Mason where she worked as a legal secretary to Mr.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 12, 2014 • Photos
David Norman Jones, 67, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away on March 1, 2014.   He was born in Muleshoe, Texas, to Norma Lee Pool and David Franklin Jones on November 18, 1946. He attended Muleshoe High School in Muleshoe, Texas, where he was a National Merit Scholar and graduated from Texas Tech University with a double major in Accounting and History following his service in the U.S.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 5, 2014 • Photos
W.E. Probst, age 92, of McKinney, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in McKinney, Texas. He was born September 5, 1921, to Ernest August and Bernice (Kirkpatrick) Probst. W.E. married Charlotte Hurt on May 27, 1944, in Ballinger, Texas. He was a World War II veteran, serving for the Army Air Corps.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 5, 2014
Coach Charlie Williams, beloved husband, father and coach, passed away Sunday February 23rd in Longview after a lengthy illness. He was born December 29, 1930, in Refugio, TX, and graduated from Refugio HS in 1948 where he was a four sport letterman. He played college football and was a pole vaulter at Hardin Simmons University.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 19, 2014 • Photos
Jim Underwood, rancher, teacher, friend, devoted husband, father and grandfather, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, near Lago Vista, Texas. He and his wife Cookie had temporarily moved to Lago Vista to be near their son while he battled ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. James Weldon Underwood was born at his family’s home in Grit, Mason County, Texas to John James Underwood and Irlene Elizabeth McWilliams Underwood on September 20th, 1938.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014 • Photos
Frank A. Hernandez, of Mason, went to his eternal home Tuesday, February 4, 2014. He was 73 years young. Frank was born January 4, 1941, in Katemcy to Anselmo J. Hernandez and Bersabe A. Ramos. He married Paula Cantu on August 21, 1965. He was a hard-working man who cared for his family diligently and with all devotion.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014 • Photos
Betty Kelso, of Mason, passed away on Friday, February 7, at the age of 86. Betty is survived by several cousins including Helen Norman of San Angelo, Gayle Horne of Georgetown, James Herron of Lampasas, Kay Cunningham of Mason, Wayne Parker of Kerrville, Jan Burkes of Austin, Laura Van Cleave, Duane Herron of Brownwood an uncle Burleson Herron of Carbon along with her Church family at Mason Church of Christ, her former co-workers and friends at Mason Bank and her many friends in Mason. Fune ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 5, 2014 • Photos
Don Stuart Keller, age 78 of Bigfoot, Texas, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014, in Pearsall, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry W. Keller, Jr. and Gladys Keller; and daughter, Peggy Ann Keller. He is survived by his wife, Angela Keller of Bigfoot, Texas; sons, Ron Keller and wife Julie of Brady, Texas, Wes Keller and wife Kerry of Albany, Texas, and James Keller and wife Cristy of Bigfoot, Texas; daughter, Darby Howell and husband Bill of Burnet, Texas; brothers, Wayne Ke ...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 29, 2014 • Photos
Wilma Griffith, of Mason, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, at the age of 89. Funeral services for Wilma Griffith were held on Saturday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Crosby Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 22, 2014 • Photos
Bonnie Ray Simon-Evans, 66, of Brady, Texas, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014, in Brady. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Brady, with Curtis Bankston officiating. Interment was at Little Saline Cemetery in London, Texas. Bonnie was born on February 9, 1947, in London, Texas, to Luther Dee Simon and Zada Ray (Hight) Simon.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 22, 2014 • Photos
SAN ANTONIO – Karen Kay Hanan Wood (Mama Kay), 56, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 16, 2014, after a short battle with pneumonia. Karen was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on December 18, 1957, to Clifford and Lois Hanan. The family moved to Terrell, Texas, early in Karen’s life.