Obituaries

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William “Bill” Brunette

WWII Veteran, William “Bill” Brunette passed away at Brazos Valley Hospice, Bryan, Texas, on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the age of 93.

A New Baden native, he was born on June 11, 1920.

Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois Evelyn Bush Brunette. He was also preceded in death by a full sister, Alma Brunette, half-brothers, Hugo Ernest Sauer and Oscar Sauer, and a half- sister Elsie Sauer Hanhart.

Bill is survived by the couple’s two children. William Kent Brunette and Carol Ann Broadus. He is also survived by a son-in-law, Gary Broadus. Bill has 2 grandsons, Christopher Alan Broadus and William Justin Broadus. Chris and Miranda gave Bill a great grandson, Cole
Broadus. Justin and Brandi gave Bill a great granddaughter, Brianna Broadus, as well as another great grandson, Brady Broadus.

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Lizzie Lee Light

Lizzie Lee Light, 89, of Gause, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 while residing at Copperas Hollow Nursing Home in Caldwell. A visitation was held Sunday, October 13, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. A funeral service was held Monday, October 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Gause Baptist Church in Gause with burial that followed in Gause Cemetery. Services were officiated by Reverend Jimmy Sanders. Pallbearers were Jay Anding, Carl Turnage, Mikel Reed, Vince Mathews, Billy Cunningham, and Ray Cass.   
Lizzie was born in Gause, Texas on September 23, 1924 to Elmer J. Reese and Emma Favors Reese. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Carl Light; and siblings, Nettie, Jane, Howard, Rufus, Edna Ruth, and Charlie.

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Vernon Wilson Jutson

Vernon Wilson Jutson, 88, of Hearne passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at St. Joseph Regional Healthcare. A visitation was held Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6:00 to 8:00  p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. A funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 10, at 10:00 a.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. Interment  followed at Suggs Cemetery near Hearne. Services were officiated by Dana Altimore of Five Points Baptist Church in Hearne. Pallbearers were Patrick Tessman, Mike Tessman, Jerry Johnson, Leo Gonzales, Jackob McCarver, and Sonny Miller. Honorary Pallbearers were Jacky Jutson and Jimmy Richardson.  
Vernon was born in Carlos, Texas on January 21, 1925 to William Clarence Jutson and Trannie Davis Jutson. He was a retired mail carrier for the Hearne Post Office and served in the U S Army Airforces during WW II.

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Roger Abbott

Roger Abbott, 72, of Hearne passed away on October 8, 2013 in Temple, Texas after a long battle with cancer. 
Abbott was born on June 18, 1942 to Tressie and Raymond Abbott and raised in Hearne, Texas.  His parents proceeded him in death. He is survived by his son Kevin Abbott of Temple, daughter and son-in-law Shanna and Randy Goeke of Belton, Texas. Four grandkids Lance and Dustin Goeke and Ashley Ybarra and Tatum Abbott and one great grandchild Noyeli Ybarra. Abbott is also survived by many cousins and friends along with one very special cousin Russel McLerran of Cameron,Texas. 

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Wylie Terry Johnson

‘Wylie Terry Johnson, 81, of Franklin passed away on October 14, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm at McCauley Funeral Home in Franklin with burial to follow at the Bald Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at McCauley Funeral Home in Franklin.

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Vernon Jutson

Vernon Jutson, 88, of Hearne passed away Sunday, October 6 2013 at St. Joseph Regional Healthcare in Bryan. A visitation is set for Wednesday, October 9, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. Funeral service is set for Thursday, October 10, at 10:00 a.m., burial to follow at Suggs Cemetery.

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Sally Perez

Sally Perez, 64, of Franklin, Texas, passed away in her home on October 2, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 11am at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband and daughter. She is survived by her sons, Kevin Bolton, Mike Benites and Mark Perez; daughters, Teresa Benites and Chrisie Perez; numerous grandchildren and beloved family and friends.

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Georgia Evelyn McKnight

Georgia Evelyn McKnight, 88, of Hearne, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Fortress Nursing Home in College Station.
She was born to Ira Tinsley and Ina Morgan Tinsley on April 11, 1925 in Mart, Texas. 
A graveside service was held Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Norwood Cemetery in Hearne. Service was officiated by Dale Wells of Elliott Baptist Church.   
Georgia was preceded in death by her parents; her  husband, Chester McKnight; a daughter, Ina McKnight.  

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Roberto Talamantez

Funeral Service for Robertso Talamantez, 48, of Hearne was held at10:00 a.m. Tuesday October 1, 2013 at Victory Church in Hearne. Rev. Pembeton pastor and officiante interment St. Jose Cemetery in Hearne. Arrangements and care were entrusted to Glenn Mack Funeral Home.

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Maurine Lavesta West

Maurine Lavesta West, 98, of Hearne, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Franklin Nursing Home.
She was born to Hildred W. Starkey and Donie Bolton Starkey in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 25, 1915. She was a nurse in the Robertson County area for many years.
A memorial service will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. No services were held in Hearne.
Preceding her in death is her husband, Carl West; two sons, Carl West, Jr. and Edgar West; brothers, Wilmo Starkey, J. M. Starkey, Wade Starkey; and sisters, Virginia McDonald, Estelle Pack.  
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Gloria West Smith and Thomas J. Smith, Jr. of Boling Brook, Illinois; granddaughters, Alexandria Smith, Vicki English, Carla West, Sandra West; grandson, Bill West; and great-grandchild, Niyelrie Smith.
Arrangements were entrusted to Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. 

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