Obituaries

Fri
20
May

Pedro “Pete” Martinez Gomez, Jr.

Pedro “Pete” Martinez Gomez, Jr., 69, of Hearne, Texas, passed from this world on Friday, May 13, 2016. He was surrounded by his family before going to meet his Lord. Pete was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was born in Odem, Texas on June 06, 1946. His family would move to Hearne, Texas where he would begin work in the cotton fields of Goodland Farms for the next 16 years. He would soon meet Janie Lara and she would become his loving wife for almost 51 years when they married on July 24, 1965. Pete found employment at GATX Rail and finally retired there after 19 years. He would eventually open his own tire repair shop and operated Gomez & Sons Tire for more than 20 years before fully retiring and spending his days at home working around the house. Pete would find great joy in weekend barbecuing with his children and grandchildren or working on his backyard vegetable garden.

Fri
20
May

Charles Zene “C. Z.” Renfroe

The third son of Zenas Z. and Bertha Benson Renfroe, Charles Zene Renfroe was born January 25, 1929, in his Aunt Ibe Qualls home in Davidson, Tillman County, Oklahoma. Given the nickname ‘Corky’ after a popular comic-strip character, he leapt into life at full steam, often with a smile; he loved to laugh and enjoyed having fun in all things. His good sense of humor and zest for life followed him throughout his long and interesting life. Charles was a member of the Re-organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, holding the priesthood office of Elder. A man of God, he lived his faith daily and remained a true and faithful servant in the beliefs and teachings of the original church to the very end. His education included an Assoc. of Arts degree from Graceland College, in Lamoni, Iowa, studies of pre-law at the University of Kansas, in Kansas City, Missouri, and a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Education degree from the University of Texas, in Austin, Texas.

Fri
06
May

Dale Charles Ackerman

Dale Charles Ackerman, 79, of Franklin passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home. He was born on June 23,1936 in Wellsburg, New York to Charles Herman Ackerman and Helen Borgeson Ackerman. He received his education at Southside High School in Elmira, New York. He married Helen Isabel Burt on November 24, 1954. Mr. Ackerman served in the United States Army from 1954 until his retirement in 1979. He served during the Vietnam War and many other places around the world. He had been a resident of Franklin for the past 2 months previously living in Bryan. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Franklin. He was preceded in death by his parents; Charles Herman Ackerman and Helen Borgeson Ackerman, Sister; Joann Zobel, Brother; Donald Ackerman, grandson; Danny Jones and son-in-law; James E. Wonders. He is survived by his wife; Helen I.

Fri
29
Apr

Donald Lee Cain

Funeral services for Donald Lee Cain, 76, of Livingston were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2016 in the Cochran Funeral Chapel in Livingston, with the Rev. Billy Bracken officiating. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568. Interment followed in Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno. A Masonic service was provided by Trinity Lodge 14 AF & AM. Visitation was held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston. Mr. Cain was born on August 12, 1939 in Segno, to William Henry Cain and Eva (Murphy) Cain, and died on April 12, 2016 in Livingston. He was a member of the Pineywoods Bird and Bloom Club and DMA (Don’t Mention Age). He was also a descendent of Elijah Cain and Abel Cain, who settled in Segno in the early 1850’s. He is preceded in death by his parents; William Henry Cain and Eva (Murphy) Cain, grandchild; Gregory Cain, brothers; Floyd Cain and Bobby Joe Cain, and sisters; Hazel Thomas, Ester Mae Stowe and Marie Bullock.

Fri
29
Apr

Norma June Hurst

Norma June Hurst, 75, of Gause, Texas passed away on February 27, 2016. Norma was born in Austin Texas, on August 16, 1940 to the late Austin Spear and the late Helen June Evans. She was the granddaughter to the late Mary Gladys Tidwell. She retired from Civil Service at Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan. in 1988 and moved back to her family home in Gause. She was a substitute teacher in the Hearne School District until 2009; because of her love for animals she also volunteered some of her time at the Humane Society. Norma is preceded in death by her husband; Dennis E. Hurst, her parents; Austin Spear and Helen June Evans. She is survived by her bother; Thomas Spear and wife of Westmorland, California, her sister; Gayle Frizell and husband of Pflugerville, Texas, daughter; Kelly  Langford of Hutto, Texas, son; Robert Gingrich Jr. and wife of Ft. Mojave, Arizona, daughter; Cheryl Wells and husband of Deville, Lousiana, daughter; Rhonda Avery and husband of Oscoda, Michigan.

Fri
15
Apr

Frances Anderson Wiese

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15
Apr

Faye Nell Hover

 
Fri
15
Apr

Nelle Yvonne Thornton Werner Gallagher

Nelle Yvonne Thornton Werner Gallagher, born July 23,1935, of Calvert, Texas, passed away on April 1, 2016. She was grateful for her Lord and Savior for allowing her to spend a while on His beautiful creation of Earth. A family visitation was held on Monday, April 4, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 408 S. Magnolia St., Hearne, Texas. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Tehuacana Cemetery, Tehuacana, Texas. She attended grade school at Tehuacana and high school at Mexia, graduating in 1953. She also attended Navarro Junior College and McLennan Community College earning an associate degree in Human Growth and Development. She was a member of Sneed Memorial Methodist Church of Calvert, Texas, and a regular attendee of Grace United Methodist Church at Hearne, Texas.

Fri
08
Apr

Raymond “Bubba” McCarver

Raymond “Bubba” McCarver, 51, of Sutton Community, passed away Thursday March 31, 2016 at Scott & White Hospital in College Station, Texas. Bubba was director of security at Post Oak Mall in College Station, Texas. He was also a Volunteer firefighter for The Blackjack community and for Madisonville, Texas for over 25 years. Bubba was a Master Mason of the Masonic Mason Lodge in Hearne, Texas. He was also a police officer in Hearne, Texas. He completed the Texas A&M Fire Academy. Bubba was a respected ordained minister for over 10 years. He is preceded in death by his father, John W. McCarver Jr. of Hearne. He is survived by mother; Raymer McCarver of Hearne, Brothers; John W. McCarver III and wife, Teresa of Hearne, Shannon McCarver and wife Jamie of Hearne, and Michael McCarver Sr. and wife, Paula of the Sutton Community, Son; Jakob McCarver of Sutton Community, daughter; Kayla McCarver and husband, David Lyons Jr.

Fri
08
Apr

Robert Sidney Henry

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