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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted April 30, 2014 • Photos
Paul Edward Gips passed away April 8, 2014, days short of his 93rd birthday. He was born in Yorktown in 1921 to Paul F. Gips and Antonette Mollenhauer Gips. He graduated from Yorktown High School in 1939, then attended Texas Lutheran Junior College. He was starting tailback in football for two years, and starting guard for two years on the basketball team.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • Posted April 23, 2014 • Photos
Felix Alvin Haler Jr., of Midland, Texas, died April 2, 2014, at his residence. He was born July 23, 1923, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to parents Felix Alvin Sr. and Blanch Della (Ledbetter) Haler, they preceded him in death. Felix was a retired Railroad Yard Master for the Frisco Railroad for 30 years.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Sandra Kay Fredrick, 61, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home. Ms. Frederick was born March 12, 1953, in Childress, Texas. She was retired from the Barry Telford Unit, New Boston, Texas, and a Christian. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Casey Martin of Texarkana; one stepdaughter, Lanisha Giddnes of Texarkana; one son, Bradley Frederick of Madisonville, Ky.; one stepson, Nicholas Pace Sr.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Crystle Keyser, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, April 13, at the age of 94. Mrs. Keyser is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Martin and husband Bill, of Mason, two grandchildren Kim Metcalf and husband Harvey of Center Point and Lori Allen and husband Skeet of Mason, three great-grandchildren; Kassie Potter and husband Luke, Garrett Allen and Kristen Allen and one great-great-grandchild Keagan Potter. Funeral services for Crystle Keyser will be held on Friday, April 18, at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Charles Ray Gober, 79, of Tye, TX, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born on April 22, 1935, in Comanche County, TX to parents James Fishel Gober and Minnie Odessal Jackson Gober. Charles Ray moved to the Abilene area in 1955 and worked 44 years in the Maintenance Department of the Abilene Independent School District.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Roberta McMillan, of Mason, passed away peacefully at her home in Mason on Sunday, April 6. She was 91. Roberta was born on March 22, 1923, in Childress, Texas, to John Simpson Owen and Marie Feige Owen. She was a 1940 graduate of Mason High School and attended Texas Tech for two years. In 1934, Roberta joined the Methodist Church in Turkey, Texas.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Charles Ezra Cook of Refugio, Texas passed on to be with the Lord on March 28, 2014 at the age of 69. He was born January 24, 1945 in the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California to Cliffa Gene Lange Cook and Ezra Glen Cook. Charlie married Zehra Lale Kuzu on July 12, 1972 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
Henry David McCormick, 81, of Amarillo died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Combination memorial service for David McCormick (died Feb. 14, 2014), 81 years old; and Helen McCormick (died March 1, 2013), 78 years old. Both of them died in Amarillo, Tx where they had lived for two years. Previous to that they had lived in Mason since 1997.
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.