Obituaries

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Herbert “Herb” Anders

Herbert “Herb” Anders, 94, passed away on Monday April 13, 2015 In Georgetown, TX. Herb was born in Houston in 1920 and grew up on his grandparents’ farm in Spring, TX. The family moved to Hearne during the depression of the 1930s, and owned and ran the Cozy Café for many years. Herb graduated from the old Hearne High School in 1939 which is now the current site of the Memorial Funeral Home. During WW II he enlisted in the Army Air Forces and trained at Sheppard Field in Texas, and Chanute Field in Illinois. He was assigned to the 11th Air Force, 18th Fighter Squadron stationed  on Amchitka then Attu in the Aleutian Islands attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant servicing P-38 Lightning and P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft. After the war he worked a short time for the railroad in Hearne maintaining steam engines in the round house. In 1946, he married Jo Beth Carson who would be his wife for 59 years until her passing in 2005.

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Lewis Franklin Cheek

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Gary Lee Blackstone

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17
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Filip Vick Todaro, Sr.

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Billy Ray Thompson

Billy Ray Thompson, 65, of Landstuhl, Germany (formerly of Hearne, TX) passed away on April 8, 2015. His funeral arrangements are pending with All Families Mortuary, 109 N Alamo St, Hearne, TX 77859.
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Estella Robinson-O’Neil

Estella Robinson-O’Neil, 62, of Hearne, TX passed away on Sunday April 12, 2015. Her visitation will be on Friday April 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the All Families Mortuary Chapel, 109 N Alamo St, Hearne, TX 77859. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 18 at Old Elem Missionary Baptist Church, 1202 W 2nd St, Hearne, TX 77859.
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Maxine Vaughn

Maxine Vaughn, 79, of Hearne, TX passed away on April 13, 2015. Her visitation will be Friday April 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 18, both services will be held at the All Families Mortuary Chapel, 109 N Alamo St, Hearne, TX 77859.
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10
Apr

Vivian Ruth Richardson Bundage

Vivian Richardson Bundage 61 of Bryan and formerly of Hearne passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Visitation was held from 1 to 6:00pm Friday, March 20, 2015 at Glen Mack Funeral Home. A celebration of life honoring Vivian was held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Progressive Baptist Church; Rev. James Crawford, church Pastor with officiating Rev. W.C. Adams Pastor of Providence Baptist Church. Mrs. Vivian Richardson Bundage was born on December 29, 1953 to the late Mr. Juliusees Richardson in Calvert, Texas. She was the fifth child of twelve siblings. Vivian accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend William C. Adams. Vivian was the church secretary and a member of the choir. She remained a faithful member until God called her to her heavenly home.

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10
Apr

Dianne Manns Shannon

A celebration of life honoring Dianne Shannon was held 2pm Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Saint John Baptist Church “Unleashed” 1701 West Jefferson; Grand Prairie, TX. Rev. Denny D. Davis; Pastor and Eulogist. Dianne was laid to rest at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, TX. Dianne Manns Shannon was the first child born to Charlie Dell Hailey Manns and Robert Quincin Manns on September 12, 1949 in Dallas, TX. She received her high school diploma from Blackshear High School, Hearne, TX in 1967 where she was a majorette, a member of the Choir, Probative Club, Student Council, Tri-Hi-Y club, and FHA. Dianne was baptized at an early age at Old Elam Baptist Church in Hearne. Dianne and her husband Rufus are faithful members of St. John Baptist Church, Grand Prairie, TX. Dianne led an extensive, fulfilling, and rewarding career with Southwestern Bell/ATT from 1969 until retirement in 2011. She served as a dedicated member of the Communication Workers of America, Local 6215, Dallas, TX.

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Mr. Melvin “Fruitman” Staten

Melvin Staten 70 of Jennings Louisiana and formally of Hearne passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Jennings. Visitation was held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Glenn Mack Funeral Home. A celebration of life honoring Mr. Staten was at 1:00pm Saturday April 4 at New Elam Missionary Baptist Church 509 Brenken St. Hearne Rev. Derron Robinson, Pastor and Rev. W.C. Adams Eulogist. Mr. Staten is survived by three Daughters: Marla Thomas, Belinda McWhorter (James), Bernadetta Colman (William). Four Sons: Glen Workman, Kevin Workman, Arthur Shaw, Chance Stewart. Three sisters: Martha Jane Wade, Jewel Matthews (Ulysses), Della Chatman. One bother: Marvin Staten (Rub). Eleven grandchildren, eight great grand children, one godchild: Kolby Arceneaux. Best Friends: Ronald Broussard and Randy Lawdins. Devoted Caretaker: Mary Ann Mayfield.

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