Obituaries

Thu
04
Dec

Rachel Elaine Henderson Knight

Rachel Elaine Henderson Knight, 57 of Bryan passed away Saturday November 15, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center surrounded by her loving family. Rev. Melvin Burleson held a celebration of life honoring Rachel at 1:00 p.m. Saturday November 22 at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist of Gause Rev. Terry D. Larkin church pastor and eulogy. Her husband Jackie Knight, daughter Ruthie Whitfield, mother Ruth Henderson, father E.H. Henderson and three brothers  Mitheal Henderson, Charles Sims, and Eddie Henderson, preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her sweet memories; two daughters Katrina Prince and Tyena Prince. Four grandchildren Emonteron Gonzales, Maykeyah  Whitfield and Jayden Prince, two great grandchildren, Treon Gonales and Darry Horace, a brother Darrell Henderson, five sisters; Debora Bryant, Willie Evenyln Webster, v-Allen, Mable Straughter, Sharon Henderson, Gwendolyn Campbell, and Clarence,
Thu
27
Nov

Joyce Edith Baldry Barnett

Joyce Edith Baldry Barnett, June 18, 1926 - November 22, 2014, 88 years and 5 months. Joyce was born in Haverhill, England she came to the U.S. in October 1946 aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth on a two week voyage, then by train from New York to Texas to marry Obert Lamar Barnett on October 29, 1946. To this union two children were born. She established her home in Hearne, TX where she lived and sold Avon for 30 years 1969 - 1999. She was a very strong woman who survived both polio and breast cancer. There wasn’t a person she didn’t like. She will always be remembered as Falten St. “Nana.” She is preceded in death by her husband Obert L. Barnett, her mother Else Baldry, father Isaac Baldry, sister Doris Dyson and brothers Cyril Baldry and Harold Baldry.

Thu
27
Nov

Caldo L. Vargas

Caldo L. Vargas (March 8, 1938 - Nov 23, 2014), 76, of Hearne passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at his home. He was born in Hearne March 8, 1938 to Juan Vargas and Benita Lopez Vargas. He was a machinist. A visitation was set for Tuesday, November 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hearne. Funeral Mass is set for Wednesday, November 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the church with burial to follow in St. Jose Cemetery in Hearne. Services were officiated by Father David Liebham of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hearne. Pallbearers were D. R. Morgan, Moves Meza, Solomon Meza, Philip Joseph Vargas, Juan Vargas Jr., and Joel Castillo. Honorary Pallbearers are his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Polis Vargas, Antonio Vargas, Joacquin Vargas, and Pablo Vargas.

Thu
27
Nov

Jimm y Crook

Jimmy “Pops” Crook was born December 11, 1935. He was called home at the age of 78, on November 21, 2014. We will remember and celebrated his life at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne TX on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Burial was at Norwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the The American Cancer Society.

Thu
27
Nov

Phillip Kennith Rabe

Phillip Kennith Rabe, was born on January 5, 1947 and passed November 19, 2014 Visitation was held Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. Services were held Monday, November 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Baden Baptist Church with graveside services to follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Officiating was Reverend Freddy Burden of New Baden Baptist Church. Pallbearers included Mike Barnett, Britt McCormick, Daryl Rabe, Frank Shafer, Philip Shafer, Jimmy McClean, and honorary pallbearers: Ronnie Spiller, James Hall, Jordon Rabe, Romas Williams, and Gene White.

Thu
27
Nov

Martha Raye King Reynolds

Martha Raye King Reynolds, (September 10, 1938 - November 23, 2014), 76, of Hearne passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. She was born in Marquez, Texas on September 10, 1938 to Rayborn King and Doris Watson King. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hearne and belonged to the Quilting Bee in Bryan. A visitation was set for Tuesday, November 25, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Funeral service is set for Wednesday, November 26, at 10:00 a.m. also at the church with interment to follow at Norwood Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Reynolds of Hearne; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy Ray and Stacey Reynolds of Franklin; daughter and son-in-law, Gwendolyn & Jack Sluder of Redondo Beach, California; granddaughters and their husbands, Whitney and Travis Garney; Shelby and Brian Meredith. Memorials may be made to Hope Rescue Center in Hearne or to the charity of your choice.

Thu
27
Nov

John Delbert “J.D.” Howard

John Delbert “J.D.” Howard, June 9, 1933 - November 19, 2014. J. D. was a talented man in many fields. He had a strong work ethic. He was knowledgeable in crop production, and could fix any type of vehicle from automobiles to tractors. He was a skilled carpenter and woodworker. Most of all, he knew the cattle business. For many years, he managed show cattle ranches and traveled the show circuit to all the big livestock shows in Texas. Over the last thirty years, until his retirement in 2008, he managed the commercial cattle business at the Holmes Ranch near Cameron, Texas. J.D.

Fri
21
Nov

Mary Jo Cooper

Mary Jo Cooper, 88, of Franklin, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in College Station, Texas. She
Fri
21
Nov

Alan Darrow Fulton

Alan Darrow Fulton, 67, of Franklin, Texas passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 in Bryan, Texas. He was born
on March 12, 1947 to Jessie Darrow Fulton and Reba Jeanette McLeroy. He was a graduate of Franklin High School and was self-employed. He was a life-long resident of Franklin and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his Mother – Reba Fulton of Franklin, Sister – Karen Smitherman of Franklin, Brother and Sister-inlaw
– Kevin and Bethany Fulton of Franklin, Nephews – Stacy Smitherman, Robert Smitherman and wife Christie, and Nieces
– Alicia Grimes and husband Scott and Chelsea Fulton. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, November 16,
2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Toby Foreman will officiate
Fri
21
Nov

Mary Helen Wallace

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