Obituaries

Wed
27
Jan

Sharon Steffey Cook

Sharon Steffey Cook, age 62, of San Saba passed away Saturday, January 23, 2015, at a local nursing home in San Saba. Graveside services for Sharon will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016, in the Coleman City Cemetery with Pastor Barry Fikes officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Sharon was born on December 13, 1953, to Arthur and Norma (Simpson) Steffey in Coleman, Texas. She attended First Baptist Church of San Saba. Sharon enjoyed knitting, cooking, and loved to play Skip-Bo. Sharon is survived by her two sons, Charles Fleming and wife, Jennifer of San Saba, Melvin Fleming and wife, Misty of Vancourt; grandkids, Shyan Limmer, Colten Limmer, Westyn Fleming, Jadyn Fleming, and Jimma Fleming; brothers, Danny Steffey and wife, Shannon of Marshfield, MO, Donald Steffey and wife, Patti of Lake Brownwood. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Wed
27
Jan

Stephen Gray Behrens

Stephen Gray Behrens, 63, of San Saba, Texas, passed away on January 20, 2016 at his home in Pecan Grove. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 23, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Stephen was born to Arnold Clinton Behrens and Juna Gray Oliver on April 17, 1953 in San Saba, Texas. He spent his life in San Saba where he worked and raised his family. Stephen was known to volunteer in his community. He was an electrician, plumber, and could fix just about anything. Stephen loved to fish and hunt. He was the father of two and grandfather of four. Stephen is survived by a daughter, Crystal Behrens McCormick and husband, David; son, Aaron Behrens and wife, Lauren; granddaughters: Makenna, Melany, Maizy Behrens and Allison McCormick; sister, Marsha Behrens Smart and husband, David; nephews: J.D. Smart, Shae Smart and Erick Smart and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Wed
27
Jan

Dorothy Nell Pierce

Dorothy Nell Pierce passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Bastrop, Texas. Dorothy was born in San Saba, Texas to Bonnie and Alberta Twomey on January 13, 1934. She lived in Texas most of her life. Dorothy enjoyed fishing on the river, spending time outdoors, playing 42 in dominos, and loved to travel. She worked at various jobs throughout her life. She worked for The University of Texas for 16 years, owned a bar at one time, and even worked at a nursing home. Dorothy was a loving and giving soul. She opened her home to many family members who lived with her throughout her life. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. She married David Pierce, whom she had known as a child, and they had three boys, Lawrence, Austin and Ben. She is survived by her three sons; two sisters, Frances Stewart and Sarah Edwards; eight grandchildren, Patrick, Angie, Krissy, Brady, David, Chad, Zachary and Kaydee; one great-grandson; and nieces, nephews and friends.

Wed
20
Jan

James Conrad McKinnerney

James Conrad McKinnerney of Richland Springs passed away at his home with his children by his side on January 15, 2016. Visitation was held on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Services were held at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Interment followed at Richland Springs Cemetery in Richland Springs, Texas. He was born October 2, 1925, in San Saba County to Connie and Nellie McKinnerney. He married Wanda Perry on August  30, 1948. J.C. was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His greatest enjoyments in life were his family and life on their farm plowing and feeding his livestock. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Wed
20
Jan

Adam Ryan Miller Franklin

Adam Ryan Miller Franklin, 29, of Cherokee, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Cherokee, Texas. Funeral Services were held at the Cherokee Baptist Church in Cherokee on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Shannon Bond officiating. Interment was at the Kuykendall Cemetery. Services under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Adam was born on May 30, 1986 to Wayne Lee Franklin and Rhea Ann Hamzy in Austin, Texas. Adam lived in Texas until he was 12 years old and moved to Florida with his mother. He returned to Texas in his late 20’s and was glad to be home again. He met Paula Tamaccio and they later became engaged. Although Adam’s life was cut short, he was drawing closer to God the last year and a half. Adam was employed as a ranch hand and enjoyed doing so.

Wed
20
Jan

Evelyn Harrison

Evelyn Harrison, 87 of Lometa, TX went to be with the Lord January 11, 2016. She passed away at Spring Oaks Nursing Home with her family by her side. She was born December 7, 1927 in San Saba, TX to Katie B. Kelley and Charles Capps. She married Wilburn (Buddy) Harrison on August 16, 1944, and they had one daughter, Lynda. She was a member of Church of the Hills. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, mother and father, and sisters; Jean Blodgette, Dee Mings, and Alene Ballenger. She is survived by Lynda and Myron Brown of Lometa, grandsons; Billy Brown of Lometa, Troy and Brett Brown of Cameron, MO and Shawn Brown of St. Augustine, FL; seven great-grandchildren, Elizebeth, Hanna, Nicky, Emily, Ashley, Marley, and Dylan; brother, Charles Capps and wife, Pat, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Harrison was on Friday January 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Church of the Hills in Lometa. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Burial followed at Senterfitt Cemetery.

Wed
13
Jan

Leonard J. Sturdivant

Lonnie was born to Leonard J. Sturdivant and Iva Mae Keith Sturdivant on January 21, 1956, in Hobbs, NM. Lonnie was in Little League and Agriculture as a boy. He was always busy. Lonnie began driving big rigs and tractors at 15 years of age. I'm sure his favorite pastimes were roping in the rodeo and fishing. He graduated from Mason High School in the class of 1974. Lonnie married Rebeccah Blackwell in October, 1975 and they had two children, Johnny Joe (deceased) and Seth Sturdivant, also of Maryneal. At age four, Lonnie survived a tragic accident, burning ninety percent of his body. It took Lonnie 4 years to get well, but never actually completely recovered from this accident. Lonnie was a prankster and his sister Shirley was usually the one he played pranks on. He could play any stringed or brass instrument. Lonnie could draw, paint and his talents were limitless. Lonnie last worked for Sweetwater Crane Services. He was a crane operator for the wind turbines.

Wed
13
Jan

Denver Wood

Denver Wood, 85, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016, surrounded by his family at Abilene Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be  held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Graveside services will be held at Algerita Cemetery in San Saba County on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Denver was born in San Saba, Texas to Emory Ross and Charles Ovella (Harris) Wood on December 8, 1930.  After High School, Denver joined the Army during the Korean War and after returning home he worked at many things, such as a peanut farming, pecan orchards and 3M before he began ranching, which he did the rest of his life. He loved to deer hunt, rattlesnake hunt and loved to trap. He was a member of the Placid Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He loved his family. He is survived by four daughters, Pamela Ann Martin and husband, Lonnie, from Odessa, Tx, Cindy Sue Wood of Hall Valley, Tx., Donna K.

Wed
06
Jan

Joe Bob McDaniel

Joe Bob McDaniel, 83, of  Arlington, TX, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 1, 2016. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Joe Bob was born November 7, 1932 in Brady, Texas to William and Roberta Mc- Daniel. He faithfully attended Grace Baptist Church and was a door greeter and usher. Joe Bob was a Mason and Shriner. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Eva Joycelyn Brown on November 7, 1954, in San Saba. In his early years he was a Superintendent at Bell Helicopter and retired in 1995 after 34 years. He loved gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.

Wed
06
Jan

James “Jim” Richard Hartley

James “Jim” Richard Hartley, age 72, of Brookesmith passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015, with loved ones by his side. Private Family Graveside Services for Jim will be held at a later date at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Jim and his identical twin brother were born on January 3, 1943, to James Robert and Juanita (Drinkard) Hartley in Crystal City, Texas. Jim married his soul mate, Sandra Ross Hartley, on August 10, 1962, in Treasure Island, California. They had three daughters, Valerie, Susan, and Leigh. Jim joined the United States Navy in 1960, he was stationed several places in the United States and all over Europe. He retired as a Senior Chief after 20 years. He was very proud and honored to be a veteran and serve his country. After the Navy, Jim became a Parole and Probation Officer in Las Vegas for 10 years and then retired.

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