Obituaries

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Mae Beth Barber Bishop Young

Mae Beth Barber Bishop Young

Mae Beth Barber Bishop Young passed from this life on May 25, 2014. She was born May 12, 1932 in Bremond Texas. She was the fifth of nine children born to Thomas and Frances Barber.

She was a resident of Hearne most of her life. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and working in her yard. She leaves a legacy for her family of quiet devotion, selfless love, and moral strength. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her and her contagious laughter.

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22
May
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Morine Casey Ellison

Morine Casey Ellison, 86, passed away May 06, 2014, in Ranger, Texas.

She was born August 25, 1927 in Ranger, Texas to John and Ada Casey, she went home to be with the angels on May 6, 2014. She was one of twelve children.
She was proceeded in death by parents, John and Ada Casey; her husband, Gene Ellison; two brothers, Shorty Casey and Chubby Casey; two sisters, Laura Murdock and Louise Wheat.

Survived by two sons, Charles and wife, Barbara White from Ranger, TX; Jerry and wife, Ginger White from Van Buren, AR; and daughter, Sue and husband, Jerry Fort of Palestine, TX. Two stepdaughters: Pat Currier of San Antonio, TX and Jennie Cox of Mansfield, TX. Brothers: Hansell, Arlie, Donnie, Billy, Frank, MacArthur and Melvin James Casey; Grandchildren: Suzi and husband, James Elliott, Lee and wife, Leslie Johnson, Cody White, Autumn and husband, Ryan Bruder, David and wife, Jamie Fort, Melissa and husband Stephen King, and 13 great grandchildren.

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22
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Norman Van Hill

Norman Van Hill, 72, of Leander, Texas, passed away on May 14, 2014 with his family by his side after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Hearne, Texas on May 11, 1942 to Pauline and Van Edward Hill. After high school Norm joined the US Air Force. He spent 20 years of dedicated service and retired as a Master Sergeant. After his time in the military Norm settled in the Georgetown area. He worked as a salesman for many years being employed by Draeger Ford, Covert Buick and finally retiring from Don Hewlett Chevrolet. During retirement he was the happiest spending time with friends, family and especially his grandkids. He enjoyed traveling in the RV, going on cruises and just barbecuing in his backyard enjoying a cold beer. In recent years Norm and Dorothy enjoyed spending time with the
Over the Hill Gang in Liberty Hill, Texas. Norm always made everyone feel welcome in his home and helped many people during his lifetime.

Thu
15
May
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Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott, 82, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Willie Anderson; her loving husband of 59 years, Donald F. Scott; two brothers and two sisters. Katharine is survived by her son, Donald Scott and wife, Debbie; daughter, Diana Russell and husband, Stephen; grandchildren, Julia Ferrell and husband, Mike, Christopher Scott and wife, Nikki and Alexander Russell; great grandchildren, Anne, Emily, Megan, Michael and Erin; and a host of other family and friends.

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15
May
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Eula Bishop Alford

Eula “Mae” Bishop Alford was born on January 8, 1933 and passed away at home in Hearne, Texas on May 10, 2014 at the age of 81. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Hearne where she was a member for about 50 years. Burial will follow at Norwood Cemetery.

Mae is survived in death by her two daughters, Karen Rains and husband, Randy of Bryan and Betty Heath and husband, Luke of College Station; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Rains Chavez and husband, Michael of New Mexico and Amy Prachyl Heath Nix of Bryan and Rachel Heath Money and husband, Elliott of Hearne; 3 great grandchildren, Sara Nix, Thomas Nix and Jonathan Money.

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08
May
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Annie “Pearl” Gardner Mitchell

On April 18, 2014, Annie “Pearl” (Gardner) Mitchell departed this life.  Her remains will be placed near her father, Jesse Gardner, at Greater Riverside Cemetery in Hearne.  Born December 26, 1941 to Jesse and Gladys (Williams) Gardner, Pearl graduated from Blackshear High School in 1961.  Her aunt, Beulah Drones along with cousins, Bernice Drones Butler and John Anna Drones Myles, helped relocate Pearl to San Francisco, where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Social Work.  

She moved to Richmond, CA and worked at Richmond Unified School District for more than 25 years.  She was a member of Old Elam Missionary Baptist Church in Hearne, then St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond.  

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08
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William Earl “Bill” Mitchell

William Earl “Bill” Mitchell, 59, of Hearne, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at Scott & White Hospital in College Station. Services are set for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at New Elam Missionary Baptist Church, 509 Brenken St., in Hearne, 77859, Rev. Derron Robinson, Pastor, with the Rev. Benny Carroll officiating. Bill will be laid to rest in Lone Star Cemetery in Grosebeck, Texas.

Bill was born October 8, 1954 in Groesbeck to Aaron Mitchell Jr. and Johnell Mitchell Jr. and Johnelle Mitchell. He attended school in Grosebeck I.S.D. at a very young age William confessed his faith in Christ. He worked for New Southwest Bakery for nearly 20 years, until his health no longer permitted.

His father, sister, Evelyn Mitchell; and a brother Charles A. Mitchell proceded him in death.

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25
Apr
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Glenice Neyland Carrington

Glenice Neyland Carrington was born in Seale Round Prairie, Tx on May 18, 1926 to LL and Liddie Neyland. She left her soul mate and joined her Heavenly Father on April 19, 2014. Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 22nd from 4:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. , followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. , both at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne.

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17
Apr
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Thad M. McGar

Thad Martin McGar died peacefully at his home in New York City on December 30, 2013 at the age of 86.

He was born in 1927 in Houston, Texas to Mike Martin and Nettie Odessa (nee Hare) McGar and grew up in East Texas, England and Venezuela.  He served in the U. S. Army just after World War II and earned a BFA at the University of Texas in Austin on the GI Bill. 

He came to New York City in 1952 and trained in the then new technique of color transparency retouching under Estelle Friedman.  He became one of the top retouchers in the city and worked on the images of some of the most famous models of the ‘50’ s through ‘80’s. In the 1960’s, he introduced transparency-retouching technology first to London and then to Hamburg, Germany, creating Creative Colour companies in both cities with his associates from Creative Color in New York.  In the early 1970’s, he opened Welbeck Studio in New York with partner Shelly Clayman.  He retired in 1989.

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17
Apr
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David Lynn Roberson

David Lynn Roberson, 63, passed away at his home in Calvert on Friday, April 11, 2014. David was born August 26, 1950 in Lubbock, Texas to Harold Edward Roberson and Opal Weese Roberson. He served in the U. S. Navy on the Navy ship, the U. S. Ranger. In his civilian life, he was a machinist working for Cameron Iron Works. David had been a Calvert resident since 2000.

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