Obituaries

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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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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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Lillian Lomax

Lillian Lomax, 75, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at her residence. She was born on October 20, 1938 in Temple, TX to Ewald Grimm and Haddie Horsak Grimm. Lillian was a 1957 graduate of Hearne High School and attended McKenzie Business School in Bryan in 1958. She worked in the hotel hospitality business for about 20 years. She has been a resident of San Antonio for the past 35 years and was of the Catholic faith. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband; Bob Lomax and son Keith Lomax.

Survived by: Son: David Lomax of San Antonio and Brother: Wilfred Grimn of Houston

Services will be held on Monday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Francis Catholic Church of Franklin. Priest Father Yu will officiate. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at McCauley Funeral Home in Franklin, Texas.

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Mae Beth Barber Bishop Young

Mae Beth Barber Bishop Young passed from this life on May 25, 2014. Visitation was held on Monday, June 2nd from 6-8pm at Memorial Funeral Home, followed with a funeral service on Tuesday, June 3rd at 11am. Mae was born May 12, 1932 in Bremond Texas to Thomas Allen Barber and Frances Viola Morgan Barber, the 5th of nine children. She graduated from Bremond High School in 1949, third in her class. School administrators recognized her intellect and called attention to it, much to her embarrassment. To say that she was shy would be an understatement.

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Dorothy Lee Lightfoot Williams

Dorothy Lee Lightfoot Williams, 60 of Grand Prairie, formerly of Calvert passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Arlington Medical Center, Arlington TX.
Visitation was 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 19 at Glenn Mack Funeral Home.

Her celebration of life was set for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at Beauty Rest Cemetery in Calvert, with Minister Cedric Harris officiating.

Dorothy Lee Lightfoot Williams was born in Calvert, Texas. She was welcomed into the world to proud parents, Nathan and Girtie Lightfoot, who preceded her in death. Dorothy has been reunited with her siblings, Edgar, Anthony, Ella, Frances Lightfoot, and Tommie Faye Singleton.

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Jerry Wayne West

Jerry Wayne “String Bean” West passed away on May 21, 2014 in College Station. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne on Friday, May 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on May 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Marlin.

Jerry was a long-time local resident and local business owner in Franklin. He is survived by his wife, Louise (Cooper) West; sons, William Kluck of Hearne and Justin West of Franklin; sisters, Marie Loper and Violet West of Franklin, Shirley Davis and Ann Mabe of Bryan; 2 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 1 great-grandson as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Rochelle Cato Delley

Rochelle Cato Delley 77, of Hearne departed this life on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in College Station. Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 23 at Glenn Mack Funeral Home.

A celebration of life was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 24 at New Elam Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.
Rochelle was laid to rest at Greater Riverside Cemetery.

Rochelle was born January 23, 1937 to Jerome Robert Delley and Minnie Scruggs in Hearne. He is survived by three children Bruchelle, Rochelle Jr., and Coella. 13 grandchildren; Tony Owens, Jr., Britani Lopez. Bruchelle Delley Jr., Shayla Delley, Ashley Ford, Derika Ford, Lauren Delley, Julian Delley, Jacob Delley, Rachel Delley, NaToya Brown, Anthony Brown Jr., and Tamara Conkleton. 4 great grandchildren; Briana Edwards, Jaden Mack, Soreonne Tennel, and Ashton Mallard. Brother: Frank T. Delley and sisters: Minnie Yarbrough, and Ella Nunn.

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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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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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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.

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