Obituaries

Wed
08
Jun

Clora Jean Sanderson

Clora Jean Sanderson, age 88, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully Saturday May 21, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas. Jean was born to William Michell and Imogene Robbins Sanderson of San Saba. Jean attended Pecan Grove (Live Oak) School in San Saba. At the age of ten she was baptized in the San Saba River by Pastor Cundiff and became a member of the Pecan Grove Baptist Church. She moved to Lampasas and attended Jackson Business College and Nixon Clay College in Austin. In 1955 she moved to Austin and made her home. Jean worked in the office of Dr. Maurice Jacobs from 1960-1974, the office of Dr. Gary Pamplin from 1974-2000. Jean suffered a stroke in 2000 but still lived independently and answered the phones for Dr. Pamplin until 2015. Jean opened her loving home and heart to numerous nieces and nephews through the years. She was a pillar of the community and considered her neighbors and friends to be family. She left behind a wonderful legacy of love and generosity.

Wed
01
Jun

Sharon Lea Singleton Whitehead Ambrose

Wed
01
Jun

Ida Lucille Draper

Wed
01
Jun

Novalene “Dinky” Reeves

Wed
01
Jun

Zolly Loyce Liles Jones

Wed
25
May

John Richard Byrd

John Richard Byrd, 85 of Bend, TX died Thursday May 19, 2016 in Stephenville, TX. John was born August 10, 1930 in Brownwood, TX the son of Jesse Byrd and Lilly (Williams) Byrd. He married Wilma Joe Millican and was a carpenter by trade. He was a member of Church of God the Eternal. He was buried in a private ceremony at Sand Hill Cemetery. John is survived by his wife, Wilma Joe Byrd; daughters, Cathy Dawson and husband Bob, Bo Peep Hooten and husband Red, Carolyn Mahanay and husband Kermit, Paula Sanchez and husband Michael, Pamela Hurt; son, Jon Byrd; sister, Patsy Little and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visit our online guest book at sneedfuneralchapel.com Sneed Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Wed
18
May

Emmet Eugene (Gene) Terry

Wed
11
May

Sheila Nell Harris

On the evening of May 4, 2016, Sheila Nell Harris passed away peacefully surrounded by her nieces and her brother. She was 61 years old. A grave-side service was scheduled for Saturday May 7, 2016 at 2:00p.m. at Richland Springs Cemetery in Richland Springs, TX. A memorial will be scheduled at a later date in Fort Worth, TX. Services under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home San Saba. Sheila was born April 5, 1955 in San Saba, TX. Sheila and her family moved to Corpus Christi, TX where she spent the majority of her youth. Shortly after graduation from Richard King High School Sheila and her parents moved to Fort Worth, TX where she lived until her passing. Sheila was such a joy to be around, an eternal optimist. To say that she loved music isn’t giving her justice. Sheila’s soul sang to music. She loved to listen to it, sing to the radio in the car, and play the piano. Animals were her next love. Over the course of her life she had many, many cats, dogs, fish, and a turtle.

Wed
11
May

Marjorie Pierce Wood Beard

Marjorie Pierce Wood Beard, 91, of Austin TX was born November 9, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to Andy & Mary Leona Pierce. She passed peacefully on May 7, 2016. She graduated at Richardson High School and attended UT at Austin. She married Tom Wood, professional engineer in 1945. After Tom’s death she married Leo Roy Beard, professional engineer and professor at UT in 1974. She is survived by her and Tom’s four children and their spouses, Patti and Charlie Fowler, Kay and Oscar DeVaux, Ann and Kent Bonner and Tom and Kim Wood; as well as Roy’s three children and spouses, Tom and Mamie Beard, Patty and Jim Huntzicker, James and Susan Beard. Of course, she is also survived by her precious twenty two grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren. Marjorie was a member of the United Methodist Church in Austin since the 1940’s. She was active in the United Methodist Women’s group, serving as President 1980-1982. She was president of the Couples Plus Class in 2003.

Wed
04
May

Wendell Eudene Till

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