Obituaries

Thu
17
Dec

Elias Franco

Elias Franco, 72, of Richland Springs, passed away in his home on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Rosary was on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home San Saba. Mass was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Interment followed at Richland Springs Cemetery. Elias was born on July 16, 1943 in Los Rodriguez, Guanajuato, Mexico to Tanislado Franco and Atanacia Gutierrez. He married Remedios Ontiveros Romero in Mexico. Elias came to this country in the early 60’s to give his family a better life. Elias was a dedicated Ranch Hand for many, many years. Elias has loving memories of his children, grandchildren and all his family.

Thu
17
Dec

Lillian T. (Marren) Adams

Lillian Marren Adams passed to eternal life on December 6, 2015, at St. Joseph Manor in Bryan, Texas. Lillian was born in Newport, Rhode Island, to Peter J. Marren and Gertrude Conlon Marren on April 12, 1925. She was a very unique person, born under unique conditions, at her home during a blizzard on Easter Sunday. She married Ranza J. (Rip) Adams at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island, on April 15, 1944. They met during his tour as an instructor at the Naval Officers Candidate School and in 1946 moved to Texas where they lived for nearly 70 years. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Lillian always liked to do things her way and on her terms. Her caring, strong, and witty personality will be missed by all who knew her. Preceding her in death are her parents, one brother, four sisters, and her beloved husband, Ranza J. (Rip) Adams.

Thu
17
Dec

Mary Ann Perry

Mary Ann Perry, 68, passed away on December 8, 2015 surrounded by her family at her home in Cherokee, Texas. Visitation was held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cherokee, Texas with services following at 2:00 p.m. Interment was at Cherokee Cemetery. Shannon Bond officiated. Mary Ann was born on April 14, 1947 to Amos and Anna (Beabout) Kollman in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating Cherokee High School she attended Beauty School and was a hairdresser for many years and also ran a greenhouse for 20 years. She married Wayland Perry on August 7, 1964 in San Saba. Mary Ann was a loving mother and absolutely loved children. After having three of their own children, they welcomed a family of six more children to their own family. She enjoyed traveling and her most precious time was spending time with her nine grandchildren. She loved them all dearly and loved going to all their activities.

Thu
17
Dec

Marjorie Lucille Hicks

Marjorie Lucille Hicks, age 91, of San Saba passed away with her family by her side in Brownwood, Texas on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Marjorie “Maw Maw” was born on August 7, 1924 to Virgil Pafford and Rosa Lena Robbins Pafford in San Saba, Texas. Margie married J. D. Hicks on May 23, 1942 in Llano Texas. Margie was known to many for selling fishing worms to the Bend Camps and San Saba stores. She worked at the Eventide Nursing Home for many years until her retirement. Margie was a loving person and was always helping others. Margie loved her family and talking on the phone to everybody including her family members. Margie extended her family when she moved to her new home at Oak Ridge Manor of Brownwood; she loved all the residents and especially her care attendants.

Thu
17
Dec

Jerry Covington

On December 7, 2015, Jerry Covington of Goldthwaite, Texas passed away in Brownwood, TX, at age 83. He was born on April 16, 1932 in Pleasant Grove Community in Mills County, TX, to Walter Covington and Lennie Warren Covington. Jerry married Anna Merle Epperson on May 5, 1950, in Center City, TX. He was a Baptist. Jerry worked for Central Texas Telephone Cooperative as a Telephone Lineman Supervisor. He loved horses, rodeos and spent many happy hours attending rodeos. Jerry is survived by his children, Mike Covington and wife Elaine; Richard Covington; Debra Ward and husband David; Jennifer Thompson and husband Terry, all of Goldthwaite, TX, and Cheryl Kohns and husband Butch, of San Angelo, TX; his brother, Earl Covington and wife Barbara of Goldthwaite, TX; and sister, June Ward and husband Red, of Hereford, TX. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Wed
09
Dec

Cliffa Gene Cook

Cliffa Gene Cook of Pontotoc, Texas passed from this life on December 2, 2015 at the age of 92. She was proceeded in death by her husband Ezra Glen Cook, her son Charles Ezra Cook and son-in-law Donald Ray Henderson. She was born August 30, 1923 in Llano, Texas to Dawn (Spinks) Lange and Walter Lange of Pontotoc, TX. She graduated from Llano High School in 1940. While attending Sul Ross State Teaching College in Alpine she met and married Ezra Cook, July 31, 1942. During World War II she worked at the Marfa Air Force Base until her husband entered the U.S. Navy. She later joined him in San Diego, California. There she worked at Safeway Grocery Stores and at Rohr Aircraft where they made PB2Y Sea Planes. She and her husband entered the ranching business with her parents when he received his discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1946. During the severe drought of the 1950s she taught school 5years to supplement the family income.

Wed
09
Dec

Marjorie Holley

Marjorie Holley, 95, of San Saba, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Visitation was held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Graveside services were held at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Midland, Texas on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Marjorie was born on August 16, 1920 to Clarence and Minnie (Hamilton) Hunt in Delta, Colorado. She married Marvin Henry Holley in 1941 in Denver Colorado. She expressed and loved her family and her Lord and was a child of God. Marjorie is survived by her two sons, Marvin Holley of San Saba, Texas and Michael Holley and wife, Donna, of Goldthwaite, Texas; one sister, Bulah Cerise of Rifle, Colorado; five grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Kenneth Owen Holley, four brothers and three sisters.

Wed
09
Dec

Nancy (Nan) Pearl Alexander

Nancy (Nan) Pearl Alexander, age 59, passed away on November 30, 2015 with her husband, Larry, by her side. Nan was born on February 11, 1956 in San Angelo, TX to George and Nancy Weddell. She graduated from Lometa ISD and went on to study interior design and architecture at Texas Christian University. She lived her life looking for the inherent beauty and amusement in every day. A talented artist and jewelry maker she loved nothing more than to create one of a kind pieces for her family and friends. She was a woman who  would do anything for anyone at any time. As a friend and sister she listened to and laughed with you. As a wife she supported and encouraged. As a mother she loved deeply and had utmost faith in the two boys she raised to be good men.

Wed
09
Dec

Quiettia Maultsby

Quiettia Maultsby, 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 5, 2015 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center in Brownwood, Texas. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba, Texas. Funeral Services were held on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home San Saba with Farrel Whitley officiating. Interment followed at China Creek Cemetery in San Saba. Quiettia was born on January 27, 1938 to Wesley and Bertha Griffay in San Saba, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of San Saba County. She married Harold Kenneth Maultsby on February 12, 1955 in Goldthwaite, Texas. She attended Nursing School at the San Saba Hospital Nursing School and graduated around 1971. Her nursing career continued for 35 years. Quiettia loved her family.

Wed
02
Dec

Daisy Corene McHorse

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