Obituaries

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John Thomas Searcy

John Thomas Searcy of Sugarland, Texas passed away Sunday Oct 12, 204 at 2:30 p.m. He was born on April 10 1937, the son of Dr. and Mrs. T.A. Searcy of Hearne, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, the Former Rose Jean Roffino. Services are to be held on Friday October 17 at 3:30 P.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Hearne, Texas.

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Michael J. Esdorn

March 5, 1954 - October 5, 2014
Michael J. Esdorn, 60, of Calvert, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. Visitation and Rosary were held Thursday, October 9, at Bremond Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Friday, October 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church with interment that followed in the church cemetery. Services were officiated by Father Richard Deedu. Pallbearers were Ken Harrell, Chris Wilganowski, Kenny Harrell, Ronny Ritter, Raymond Antis, and David Antis.

Mike served in the U.S. Navy. For his service to our country we honor him and thank him.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Esdorn and Valerie Skezypiec Esdorn.

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Camill Altavine Grigg

Oct 9, 1934 - Oct 10, 2014 

Camill Altavine Grigg, 80, of Bremond, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014, one day after his 80th birthday.

A visitation was held Sunday, October 12, at Bremond Funeral Home. Funeral service was held Monday, October 13, also at Bremond Funeral Home. Interment was to follow at Nesbitt Cemetery near Bremond, but due to the inclement weather, interment was postponed until Wednesday, October 15. The service was officiated by Roger Maddox. Pallbearers were Larry Grigg, Joey Grigg, Jason Blackburn, Billy Blackburn, Franklin Wills and Adam Haveron.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cambra Bielamowicz; his parents, Rayman and Janie Moore Grigg; brothers. Jack Grigg, Cleddie Grigg, and Guy Grigg; and sister, Joy Jones. 

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Bertha Jane Nickelson Hammer

July 11, 1946 – October 12, 2014, died at her home in Stillwater, Oklahoma early Sunday morning, October 12,2014, after a long illness with MS. She was proceeded in death by her father Lad Nickelson, her mother Rebecca Rodgers Nickelson, her brother James Louis Nickelson and her husband of almost fifty years, Lawrence “Larry” Harold Hammer.

Jane was born in Franklin, Texas on July 11,1946. She graduated from Franklin High School with honors in 1964. Later, Jane graduated from Sam Houston Teachers College (Sam Houston University) with honors in Business Education. She met Larry at college. They married in the Franklin First Baptist Church in 1966. They both worked and studied at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Jane received her PhD from Indiana University in Business Communications.

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Helen Bernice Stokely

Helen Bernice Oliver was born on January 25th, 1941 in Wister, Oklahoma, to Buford A. and Piralee (Nobles) Oliver. Helen spent her early years in Oklahoma, relocating to Texas in the mid 1950s. Many people remember Helen as the friendly, outgoing clerk at Cut Rate Grocery in Franklin, as well as the owner of Helen’s Game Room in Franklin in the early 1980s. In her later years, Helen was a kind and compassionate caretaker for the elderly in Robertson County.

Helen attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Hearne until recent years. She is remembered as loving all things antique, a true Elvis Presley fan and an excellent cook, as well as having a green thumb. Helen nurtured and shared her plants with many of the staff and residents of the Franklin Nursing Home during her stay there in the last few years.

Helen passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, Texas, on September 26th, 2014.

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Camella Rose Cuchia Corona

Camella Rose Cuchia Corona, 85, of Hearne, TX went to her heavenly home on August 29, 2014.

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Johnny David Marlow

Johnny David Marlow, 68, of Hearne, Texas passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 in Round Rock, Texas. He was born on March 7, 1946 in Pasadena, Texas to Andrew Jack Marlow and Nellie Becktold Marlow. He was a 1966 graduate of Franklin High School. He was most proud of his job in Huntsville as a correctional officer and was also employed as a backhoe operator on pipelines and traveled a lot of the time for work. Mr. Marlow was a life-long resident of Robertson County. He was preceded in death by his parents, longtime companion, Carol Miller; sister, Margie; brothers, Jackie and Roy; grandson, Cordell Cooper.

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David Emory Garrett

David Emory Garrett, 59 years, 11 months, 3 days old, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at his home outside of Franklin. He was born Monday, September 20, 1954 in Hearne, Texas to Emory Garrett and Francis Fulton Garrett. David lived on this earth 21,887 days and all too quickly passed away from a fast-growing cancer. His death occurred a short six weeks after his diagnosis.

David graduated from Hearne High School and became a gravedigger, owning Garrett Cemetery Service. David was well respected in the industry and we appreciate all the many times he has made our job easier. *It was always nice to see a smiling face on the other side of a funeral and it was a privilege to know David as a businessman and as a friend .We are so thankful and blessed by his short journey here. His family, friends, and many funeral homes that trusted David and his crews to dig their graves will sorely miss him.

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Ray Lawrence Threadgill Sr.

Ray Lawrence Threadgill Sr. was born May 22, 1940 in Franklin, TX. He passed way at the age of 74 at his home in Hearne, TX, surrounded by his love ones on Saturday, August 9.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bessie Threadgill and his brother Bobbie Threadgill. Ray is survived by his wife, Darnell Threadgill, the mother of his children, Bonnie Elliott, his daughter, Judy Martinez and husband Carlos; sons, Ray L Threadgill Jr, Donald Ray Threadgill and wife Bobbie; step children, Billy Smith, David Trice, Lisa Sawyer and husband Tim, and Robert Johnson, as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and loved ones.

Ray was a life long resident of Robertson County and worked as a self-employed truck driver and mechanic.

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Basel Iven (Red) Wheeless

Basel was born in Easterly, Robertson County, Texas, January 25, 1923, to William Elzie (Buddy) and Elizabeth Nora (Young) Wheeless. He was Nora and Buddy’s last surviving child. His siblings were James Elzie Wheeless, Thomas Oren Wheeless, Hallice Adren Wheeless, Victor Clydell Wheeless, Agatha Euline (Wheeless) Rose, Sarah Elizabeth Wheeless, William Rogers Wheeless, and Artie Carroll Wheeless.

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