Obituaries

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13
Feb

Willie Mae Dunn

Willie Mae Dunn, 61, of Dallas, formerly of Hearne passed away Saturday 25, 2014 in Dallas. Services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, February 1, at Old Elam Baptist Church with Rev. F.C. Lewis III officiating. Burial will be in Greater Riverside Cemetery in Hearne. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, January 31, at Glenn Mack Funeral Home of Hearne. Survivors include her sons, Kendrick Dunn and Roderick Dunn; daughter, Willie Louise Dunn and Harvey Harper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold Dunn and Ophelia, and Melvin Jack Dunn, Freddie Lee Dunn and Beverly, and Bruce Dunn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joe Marie Wallace, Georgia Franklin, Mary Dunn and Ernest Prayor, Carolyn Dunn and Isaac Rambo, DebraNelson, Judy Dunn, Linda Ford, Billie Johnson; grandchildren, Gary Dunn, Victor E.

Thu
13
Feb

Joey Lee Satchell

Joey Lee Satchell, 51, of Hearne, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, February 1, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Hearne with the Rev. J. Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, January 31, at Glenn Mack Funeral Home in Hearne. Joey was born May 1, 1962 in Hearne to Emily Satchell and Willie Jones. He attended Hearne High School where he was a football player. Joey enjoyed attending church and loved family gatherings. Survivors include his wife, Fledia Satchell; sons, LaTarrius, Eddie & JaMarcus; daughter, Fledia Nicole; brothers, Jimmy and Charles Satchell; sisters Lillie , Rosie, Johnnie and Shirley; and special friends, Michael, Tracy, Cornelius, Kenneth and Jessie Ray. Joey’s care and arrangements have been entrusted to Glenn Mack Funeral Home.

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13
Feb

Lora Marie Autry

March 20, 1923 – January 24, 2014
Lora Marie Autry was born in the Brazos River bottom on March 20, 1923 to Jerry and Artie Mandrell. She lived most of her life in Robertson County. She went home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2014 at the age of 90.
She loved to garden, can, and give away her crops. She also loved making quilts and spending time with her family.
Marie is survived by her daughters, Betty McQueen of Bryan and Artie Tuttle of Calvert; three sons-in-law, Eddie McQueen of Sanger, Doug Tuttle of Calvert and Jimmie Waldrep of Franklin; sister, Valdree Burns of Tyler; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

Thu
06
Feb

Joe Hewitt McNair

November 18, 1928 – January 27, 2014
Joe Hewitt McNair, 85, passed away at his son’s residence on Monday, January 27. Visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, at Heartfield Funeral Home in Hearne. Funeral service followed at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29. Interment followed funeral service in Norwood Cemetery in Hearne. Services were officiated by Robert Martinez. Pallbearers were Joe Bradley McNair, John McNair, Maugro Gomez, Kevin Watkins, Aaron Elliott, and Dwayne Bouis. Honorary pallbearers were Ethan Elliott and Rowdy Watkins.
Joe was born to John Ray McNair and Marie Hewitt McNair in Wheelock, Texas. Joe worked twenty-three years for GATX and twenty-two years for General Tire.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Jack McNair; son, Karl “Rocky” McNair.

Thu
06
Feb

Joseph “Joey” Charles Gallagher III

July 21, 1951 - January 21, 2014 
Joseph Charles Gallagher III, 62, of Hearne, TX, passed away on 01/21/2014, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014 at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. Sam Closs, a close family friend, spoke at services, which were officiated by Reverend Gary Roe with Hospice Brazos Valley. Visitation was held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home on Thursday, January 23. Burial followed the funeral at the Bryan City Cemetery.

Thu
06
Feb

Guy Newsome Bishop

June 5, 1939 - January 20, 2014
Guy Newsome Bishop, 74, of Franklin, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014, at Bremond Nursing and Rehab.
Services began with a visitation on Wednesday, January 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne with a funeral service that followed at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial followed at Easterly Cemetery. Services were officiated by Robert Martinez of Calvert. Wilma McCormick was the organist. Pallbearers were Josh Bishop, Jim Bishop, Jeremy Castillo, Joseph Castillo, Jerred Bishop, and Jeff Hall.
Guy was preceded in death by his father and mother, Norman and Emily; his wife, Wanda Lou Bishop; his sons, Guy Norman Bishop and Ronnie Bishop.

Thu
06
Feb

David S. Bates

January 2, 1938 - January 28, 2014
David S. Bates, 76, of Hearne, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Temple.
David served in the U. S. Navy. A flag draped his casket and was folded at the graveside by his grandson, Mathew Collette, who is currently serving in the military. David was a butcher by trade and an avid fisherman.
A visitation was held Thursday, January 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. A funeral service was held Friday, January 31, at 2:00 p.m. also at the funeral home with interment immediately following the service at Wheelock Cemetery. Officiantes were Bubba Alfred and Dale Wells. Organist was Dianne Blackmon. Pallbearers were Steve Inman, Mark Inman, Jerry Elliott, Leonard Rogers, Mathew Collette, David Eldridge, and Robert Werner. Serving as Honorary Pallbearer was Harold Gassen.

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06
Feb

Alvin Louis Matejka

January 6, 1929-January 28, 2014
Alvin Louis Matejka 85, of Wheelock Texas passed away on January 28, 2014 in Bryan, Texas at 11:00 am. Services will be held at Five Points Baptist Church Friday January 31, 2014 at 10:00 am. Reverend Dana Altimore of Wheelock and Jerry Broadus of Hearne will be officiating.
Alvin was born January 6, 1929 in Wheelock, Texas to Louis A Matejka and Albina Wentrcek Matejka.
He received his education at Franklin High School in Franklin, Texas. He served in the Army for 2 years during the Korean War. After he left the military, he met and married the love of his life, Billie Jean McWilliams of Hearne, Texas. They were married on June 11, 1954 in Hearne, Texas. June 11, 2014 would have been their 60 Wedding Anniversary. Alvin retired from the United States Postal Service after 28 years of service. He went on to enjoy his retirement taking care of his cows, hunting, and fishing for the next 29 years.

Thu
30
Jan

Dorsey Gardner

Dorsey Gardner, 96, of College Station, passed away Sunday January 19, 2014. Visitation was held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, January 24, at Glenn Mack Funeral Home in Hearne. A celebration of his life was set for 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at New Elam Missionary Baptist Church. Interment with full military honors was at Greater Riverside Cemetery in Hearne.
Dorsey was born September 18, 1917 in Hearne, Texas to Jessie Gardner and Willie Ann Wright. He graduated from Blackshear High School in Hearne before serving his country in WWII for six years.

Thu
30
Jan

Donald “Hubert” Smith

Donald “Hubert” Smith, 78, of Hearne, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Denton, Texas. He was born on January 3, 1936 in Robertson County to Russell D. and Lois Stark Smith. He attended Franklin High School and married Jeanetta Templeton on December 1, 1961. He retired in 1997 from the Texas Department of Transportation where he was employed for 34 years as a Maintenance Supervisor. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was a life-long resident of Robertson County. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Howard Smith.
He is survived by:
Wife – Jeanetta Smith of Hearne
Daughter and Son-n-law – Brandi and Jeff Bockemehl of Crossroads
Brothers and Sisters-in-law – A.D. and Glenda Smith of Broaddus and
C.O. and Nelda Smith of Franklin
Granddaughter – Kylar Ashlyn Bockemehl
Numerous Brothers and Sisters-in-law and Nieces & Nephews

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