Obituaries

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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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04
Sep
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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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29
Aug
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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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29
Aug
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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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14
Aug
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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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14
Aug
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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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14
Aug
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Dorothy Foster

Dorothy Louise Walker Foster 74 of Houston and formerly of Hearne passed away July 27, 2014 in Houston.

Visitation Wednesday August 6, 2014 1:00pm – 6:00pm at Glenn Mack Funeral Home.

Visitation Thursday August 7, 2014 9:00am at True Light Baptist Church 4017 Hamilton St. Houston, Tx 77004 followed by a Celebration of Dorothy Life 10a.m. At the church Rev. Craig Taylor officiating.
Interment Houston National Cemetery: 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, Tx.77038.

Dorothy Louise Foster was born on June 20, 1940 in Hearne, Texas. Preceded in death by her husband Melion Foster, Dorothy was the first of seven children born to Albert and Alma Walker, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her siblings Albert Walker Jr., Charles Walker, Arthur Walker, Robert Walker, Mable Walker, and sister-in-law Vivian Walker. From an early age Dorothy was provided with a strong spiritual foundation.

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14
Aug
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Danny Neil Manthei

Danny Neil Manthei, 41, of Hearne, TX passed away on August 10, 2014 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born on July 8, 1973 in McAllen, TX to Teddy and Donna Manthei. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Sonia Manthei, and their four children - Teddy, 6, Mary Kathryn, 4, Mary Anne, 2, and John Marie, 9 months, along with his parents, his brothers and their wives – Darren and Melinda Manthei of Bremond, TX, David and Briana Manthei of Liberty, TX, and Dustin and Robin Manthei of Hearne, TX; his mother in-law and father in-law, Ma. Esther and Gilberto Jaramillo of Bryan, his brothers in-law and their wives, Junior and Maria Colegio of Bryan, and Juan and Gina Colegio of Bryan, as well as 14 nieces and nephews and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

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12
Jun
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Mary Ann Brunette

Mary Ann Brunette, 76, of Franklin, Texas passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014 at her residence. She was born on September 6, 1937 in Bryan, Texas to John Richard Slaughter and Addie Pearl Barnett Slaughter. She was a 1956 graduate of Franklin High School and also a graduate of Neilson Beauty College. She married Richard Leon Brunette on February 16, 1957. Mary Ann was employed with Dresser Industries and retired after 18 years. She had been a resident of Franklin for the past 11 years previously living in Irving for 41 years. Mary Ann was a born again Christian and a member of the Common Ground Cowboy Church in Kosse. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her father, John Richard Slaughter; mother, Addie Pearl Caldwell; Stepfather, Doyal O’Neal Caldwell, Sr. and brother, John Thomas Slaughter.

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12
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Claude Erwin Ramsey

Master Sergeant Claude Erwin Ramsey, retired Air Force, was born February 21, 1930 at Camp Creek in Robertson County, TX to Bettie I (Bates) and James Franklin Ramey. He left this life here on earth on June 5, 2014.

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