Obituaries

Thu
08
Dec

Bruce Edward Fuller

Bruce Edward Fuller, 68, of Calvert, Texas passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016 at home from a long illness of brain cancer. He was born in Palestine, Texas on November 19, 1948 to his parents James and Faye Fuller, now deceased. Bruce was a 1971 graduate from University of Texas. He worked over 30 years in the private sector. In 2004, he moved to Calvert and began a career as Business Mgr for the Bremond ISD. In 2007, he accepted the Business Mgr. position for Cameron ISD, where he retired February 2016. He had a great love for his animals, dogs, horses, cattle, pigs, and chickens. When on vacation, he loved to fish. He loved his family so very much. He leaves behind his wife of 48 yrs.; Marie Fuller of Calvert, Texas, his son and daughter-in-law; Bruce and Terri Fuller of Portland, Oregon, his daughter; Amy Fuller and boyfriend Andy Hathorn of Austin, Texas, his daughter and son-in-law; Christina and Matt Brown of Round Rock, Texas.

Thu
01
Dec

Elaine Newsome

Funeral services for Elaine Newsome, 73, were held on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Jimmy Sanders will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Seale-Round Prairie Cemetery in Robertson County. Visitation will be held prior to the services on Saturday beginning at noon at the funeral home. Mrs. Newsome passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at her residence in Palestine. She was born in Missouri on January 7, 1943, but moved to south Texas as a child where she was raised. Elaine married James on March 30, 1973, and shared over forty-three years of marriage together. Mrs. Newsome worked as an administrative assistant in both construction and oil & gas industries, but her last thirty years she was a dedicated homemaker for her family. She loved shopping, having fun, and making people laugh. Elaine was known for her great sense of humor. Mrs. Newsome was a Baptist by faith. She is survived by her husband; James R.

Thu
01
Dec

Madalyn Mahan Mangold

Madalyn Mahan Mangold of Franklin passed away on November 24, 2016. Born in Robertson County November 22, 1928, she has just passed her 88th birthday. She was the daughter of Parker O. Mahan and Virginia Estelle King Mahan and the younger sister of Dr. Parker Eugene Mahan. She was married to Larry R. Mangold in 1950 and had three children: Deborah Sue Mangold Cook, David Robert (Bobby) Mangold and Lydia Mangold Stroud. She is survived by her daughter, Lydia Stroud and her husband, Barry, of Franklin, Texas. Services were held at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne, Texas on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Thu
17
Nov

Brandon Shane Brown

Brandon Shane Brown, 43, born March 11, 1973, of Bertram died in his home on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. He lived his first three years in Katy, Texas with his parents, Juell Krauter Brown and Lewis W. Brown, and his six siblings, Sharon, Carolyn, Brenda, Darlene, Sandra and Lewis. Then Shane lived with his mother in Austin, and often visited his father and stepmother Susie and siblings in Gause. Shane was an Honor Student at Matthews Elementary, Milano Junior High, and Austin High School. He was involved in many activities including football, swimming, camping, martial arts and skateboarding. Shane shared many of these activities with his close friends, who shared the fun memories at his funeral. After high school graduation, Shane moved to Gause and graduated from A&M Fireman’s School in College Station. He learned many skills at various jobs- electrical, welding, heavy machinery and auto mechanics. In 1998, he got the coveted job at ALCOA aluminum plant in Rockdale.

Thu
17
Nov

Earl Maxies Smith

Earl Maxies Smith. 68 of Hearne passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at Glenn Mack Funeral Home in Hearne, Texas. A Celebration of life honoring Maxies will be held 1:00 p.m. at New Elam Baptist Church, Hearne, Texas. Rev. Derron Robinson, Pastor and Eulogist Rev. Eddie Taylor. Maxies arrangements and care entrusted to Glenn Mack Funeral Home, Hearne, Texas.

Thu
10
Nov

Margie Diane Stuckey Padgett

Margie Diane Stuckey Padgett, 59 of Conroe was born September 9, 1957 and formerly of Gause, passed away October 29, 2016 following a motor vehicle accident in Conroe three days earlier. Margie is preceded in death by her parents, Wiley “Buddy” Stuckey and Betty Joyce Lange Stuckey; and her husband, Burlin Padgett. Survivors include her son; Lucas Padgett, brothers and sisters in law; Buddy and Donna Stuckey, Wayne and Janice Stuckey, sisters and bothers in law; Shirley Johnson, Mildred Wall, Deborah and Mark Harrison, two aunts, one uncle and numerous nieces and nephews. A Visitation and Funeral service were held Tuesday, November 1 at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. Margie was known as an awesome mother, wife, cook, sister, and friend. We will miss her so much.

Thu
10
Nov

Alta Marie West Loper

Alta Marie West Loper, 79, of Franklin, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 in Granbury, Texas. Ms. Loper was born September 8, 1937, in Maysfield, Texas to Mattie Marie Miller West and Samuel Jackson West. She was a cook for many years and an accomplished seamstress and quilt maker. She was proceeded in death by her parents; Mattie Marie Miller West and Samuel Jackson West, brothers; Travis West, Jerry West, Donald West, and Lloyd West, and son; Billy Carl Andrews.

Thu
10
Nov

Bert T. Dunken

In Loving Memory of Bert T. Dunken, 88, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 1, 2016. He was born on October 11, 1928 in Mart, Texas to Lee Renfro Dunken and Cora Tarrant. Bert was a star football player for the Mart Panthers during his high school years. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps when he was just 17 and proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps at the end of World War II and during the Korean War. Bert met the love of his life, Peggy, when he moved to Houston to go to the University of Houston on the GI Bill. Bert and Peggy were engaged within a week of dating and married less than six months later. Bert was 20 and Peggy just 18. It was a marriage that lasted more than 67 years and he loved her as much on the day he died as on the day he married her. It was truly a storybook romance that lasted a lifetime. Bert studied Industrial Engineering and got his first corporate job with TESCO as a purchasing agent.

Thu
10
Nov

Rev. Charles M. “Bussy” Roach Jr.

Rev. Charles M. “Bussy” Roach Jr. are set for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at New Elam Baptist Church at the corner of Willow St. and Brenken St. in Hearne, Texas. The Rev. Derron Robinson, Pastor and officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Glenn Mack Funeral Home.

Thu
03
Nov

Robert Lee (Bob) Mathis

On Thursday October 27, 2016, Robert Lee (Bob) Mathis of Hillsboro, Texas ended his journey in this world and made his transition to Eternity. Bob was born June 6, 1927 to Clarence E. and Mary Isa (Keeling) Mathis, of Hearne, Texas. After his service in the US Navy he returned to his trade as a Master Craftsman in woodworking and antique restoration. He was a member of Carpenters Local for 19 years. Later he was Operations Manager for Brockman’s, owned Karankawa Kennels, training narcotic and tracking dogs. He was also a licensed investigator, a Sheriffs deputy and auctioneer. Bob has been a member of the Masons since 1985. He is a Past Master of R.E. Lee Lodge in Itasca and was currently serving as Chaplin. He was also a Past Master of the New Hope Lodge in Covington and was currently as Senior Deacon. He is preceded in death by his parents; Clarence E. and Mary Isa (Keeling) Mathis and siblings; David C. Mathis, Julius E. Mathis (Snookie), Ned D.

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