Obituaries

Wed
21
Oct

Richard C. Smith

Richard C. Smith, age 64, of Llano, passed away at his residence on October 15, 2015. He was born on January 15, 1951 in San Saba, Texas to Alfred Smith and Rutha (Rankin) Smith. Richard had served during Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force. He married Mary Jene Randolph on August 4, 1973 in Nashville, Tennessee and had been a resident of Llano since 1980. Richard had worked for the M.J. Wootan family for many years an enjoyed cooking at Cooper’s BBQ in Llano for years. He is survived by his wife, Jene Smith of Llano, two  sons ,Bradley Smith and his wife, Janelle of Buchanan Dam and Brian Smith of Llano. He is also survived by two sisters, Patsy Dawson and husband, Ralph of Austin and Peggy Horton of Llano, three grandchildren, Lane, Weston, and Jordan, as well as many nieces and nephews. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ann Turner and two brothers, Jim and John Smith. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Wed
14
Oct

David Dennis Mitchell

Wed
14
Oct

Lawrence Dale Land

Wed
14
Oct

Hazel Sewell

Wed
07
Oct

Gladys Dickison

Gladys Dickison, age 82 of Lampasas, TX, died September 30, 2015 at Reliant Rehab Hospital in Round Rock. Gladys Jane Felts was born in San Saba, TX on November 16, 1932 to Dr. Richard C. and Lady Wynne Cayce Felts. She attended school in San Saba where she graduated from high school. She attended Abilene Christian University where she was a member of Omega Rho Alpha, the Kitten Club, Girls’ Training class and the college chorus. She received her degree with High Honors from Sam Houston State University. She also did post-graduate work at Sam Houston, Texas Women’s University and the University of Texas. She was a member of Alpha Chi. She married Jack L. Dickison and they were blessed with three children, eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. She taught Vocational Homemaking for 4 years at Star before moving to Lampasas where she taught Language Arts, Physical Education and Art. She was selected as an “Outstanding Young Woman of America”.

Wed
07
Oct

Dennis Arthur Fullerton

Dennis was born in 1948 in Joplin, Missouri, to Carl and Della Fullerton. Dennis, his older sister Pat, and parents moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah, when he was a child. Dennis found his talent as an artist early on and attended a summer symposium at University of Kansas between his junior and senior years in high school. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1971 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting, minoring in Psychology and Architecture. After graduation, he and his first wife Sheryl Bennett, moved to Redwood City, California, expecting to live among the redwoods, but were disappointed to learn that the majority of them had been cut down long before. Dennis worked at the esteemed Smith- Anderson Art Gallery in downtown Palo Alto, and later opened his own frame shop nearby. At the gallery and in his shop he met, became friends with, and studied with many notable Bay Area artists.

Wed
30
Sep

Deborah A. Pullen

Deborah A. Pullen, 61, of San Saba, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Deborah was a very kind and loving person to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael K. Pullen, Sr.; parents, James W. Holmes and Billie C. Holmes; sister, Cheryl Mathis; and brother, Richard Holmes. She is survived by two children, Jenny Lynn Pullen and her fiancé, Leland of Burleson;Michael K. Pullen Jr. and fiancée, Connie of Burleson; one stepdaughter, Christy Flores and her husband, John, of San Antonio; her partner Richard Jackson, of San Saba; one sister, Brenda Chauza and her husband, Roger, of Tool. She also is survived by ten grandchildren, one niece, and five nephews. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist church in San Saba, Texas.

Wed
16
Sep

Wanda McKinnerney

Wanda McKinnerney, 83, of Richland Springs, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Visitation was held Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 P. M. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in San Saba with interment at Richland Springs Cemetery in Richland Springs, Texas. Services officiated by Brant Baugh. Wanda was born on September 19, 1931 in Brownwood, Texas to George H. and Jewel Parker Perry. She married James C. McKinnerney on August 30, 1948 in Brownwood. She was a loving wife, mother and   grandmother, and her grandchildren were the light of her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, James C. McKinnerney; one son: James Mackie McKinnerney; two daughters: Treasa Jo Miller and husband, Craig and Gwenell Miller and husband, Lee.

Wed
09
Sep

William Patrick “Pat” Murray

William Patrick “Pat” Murray, 89, passed away on September 5, 2015 in San Saba. He was born October 23, 1925 to Thomas Alexander “TA” Murray and Grace Hudson Murray in San Antonio, Texas. Pat attended San Saba High School and upon graduation was drafted into and served in the US Army. After an honorable discharge, he attended the University of Texas in Austin. Pat then returned to San Saba where he married Hazel Doran and began running the City National Bank that his family had founded. Pat was a member of the San Saba Volunteer Fire Department, American Legion, Lions Club and multiple other organizations. Pat was a rancher and banker by trade. Pat loved his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and his hobbies included golf and flying airplanes.

Wed
02
Sep

Mike "Coach" Easterwood,

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