Obituaries

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Marjorie Gage

Our sweet and loving mother went to be with her Lord Jesus on December 25, 2018 in Brownwood, Texas. Marjorie Gage was born to Luther Neal and Johnnie Merl Brown on December 6, 1928. Visitation was held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba, Texas. Services followed at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Interment was at San Saba Cemetery.

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Elsie Keele

Elsie Keele, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 21, 2018. She was born to Allen Dewey Reed and Ada Onie Sims Reed on December 8, 1923 in Killeen, Texas. Her family and friends celebrated her life on December 23, 2018, at Heritage Funeral Home. Services were at 1:00 p.m. Burial was at the San Saba Cemetery immediately following services.

Elsie married Claude Franklin Keele on December 8, 1937. They had two beautiful children: Claude Larry Keele and Judy Faye Keele. Her husband and life-mate passed away in 2001. Elsie was a beautician until she retired in 2013.

Elsie had a passion for life and a deep love for all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also had a passion for serving Jesus Christ. She was always ready to serve Christ at The Father’s House in any way she could. Elsie will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Robison Cloyd (R.C.) Edmondson

Robison Cloyd (R.C.) Edmondson, 86, of Goldthwaite, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas.

R.C. was born on Jan. 18, 1932, in Mullin, Texas, to William Joseph and Willie Fern (Albright) Edmondson. He married Della Louise Reichert on August 20, 1960.

After graduating from San Saba High School, he attended Tarleton State College for two years and then Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, where he received his degree in agriculture. He spent two years as a pre-flight instructor at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio where he rose to the rank of Captain.

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Nancy C. Bannister

Nancy Bannister, age 94, of San Saba went to her eternal home on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in San Saba, Texas. Nancy was born on November 10, 1924 in McKinney, Texas to Orlia Moss and Eryme (Mitchell). She graduated from Bryan High School and married John Bannister of West Columbia, Texas. John, with Nancy at his side, was active in the oil industry for many years both in domestic and international fields. Upon retirement they moved to San Saba, Texas in 1990. They were made to feel right at home with the community from their first day.

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27
Dec
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Martha Bush

Martha Bush passed away in Brady, on November 23, 2018.

Martha was born to George and Lela (Fussell) Morgan on July 22, 1941 in Cameron, Texas. She married Daymond (Damon) Bush on Decemer 24, 1959 in Rockdale, Texas. They had two girls, Kay Whitney and Vicki Eden.

Martha loved sewing and cooking. She took care of her family, her girls, and her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Daymond (Damon) Bush; two daughters: Kay Whitney and husband John of San Saba and Vicki Eden and husband Mike of San Saba. Five grandchildren: Bret Sealy, Terah Sealy, Mikayla Eden, Carter Eden and Chris Sealy. Three great-granddaughters: Aubrey Smith, McKenna Wilson and Khloe Sealy; one brother, Alvie Lee Morgan; one sister, Wilma Franklin; and one special aunt, Joan Griffith, and husband, Richard, of Round Rock.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

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Martha Bush

Martha Bush passed away in Brady on November 23, 2018.

Martha was born to George and Lela (Fessell) Morgan on July 22, 1931 in Cameron, Texas. She married Daymond (Damon) Bush on Decemer 24, 1959 in Rockdale, Texas. They had two girls, Kay Whitney and Vicki Eden.

Martha loved sewing and cooking. She took care of her family, her girls, and her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Daymond (Damon) Bush; two daughters: Kay Whitney, and Vicki Eden and spouse, John, and son, Mike; five grandchildren: Bret Sealy, Tarah Sealy, Mikayla Eden, Carter Eden, and Chris Sealy; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Alvie Lee Morgan; one sister, Wilma Franklin; and one aunt, Joan Griffith and spouse, Richard, of Georgetown.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers included: Carter Eden, Mike Eden, Dirk Sealy, Glennon Mays, Grant Mays, and Mike Mays.

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Michael E. Connors

Michael E. Connors age 72, of San Saba went to his eternal home on Saturday, December 15, 2018 surrounded by his family. Michael was born on July 7, 1946 in Temple, Texas to John E. Connors and Patsy Jean (Horton). Michael graduated High School and joined the United States Air Force. He married the love of his life Deborah (Jones) and worked for Atmos Energy until his retirement. After his retirement he worked for Buddy Adams tending to the pecan orchards. Michael loved to play golf, watch the Dallas Cowboys, and Texas Longhorns. He loved his family and spending time with them. His awesome smile will be dearly missed.

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William Roy Hulgan

William Roy Hulgan, retired Lt. Col US Army, of Bend, TX, died peacefully at home Monday, December 3, 2018, surrounded by family. He lost a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born in Pekin, Illinois, June 15, 1950 to George Roy Hulgan and Helen Mae (Hughes). He grew up in Clinton, Illinois.

Bill served his country faithfully from 1968 until retirement at Fort Hood, Texas in 1992. He was stationed in Germany, Virginia, Korea, The Netherlands and Fort Hood, TX. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, brewing, bullet making, was an avid fan of the Houston Astros, and spending time with all of his family. He became an active member of all the churches he attended. He taught Sunday School, was a Lay Speaker, and played his guitar on the Praise team of the churches, Emmaus walks, and nursing homes. He enjoyed living his last 17 years on the Colorado River. He married Fran Barlow on March 12, 1977 at Fort Hood, Texas.

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06
Dec
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Rose Marie Jackson

Rose Marie Jackson, age 61, of San Saba, Texas passed away in Tow, Texas on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 surrounded by her family. Rose was born on January 1, 1957 in Deleon, Texas to Daniel Isaac Kelley and Dorothy May Crouch. She lived most of her life in San Saba and was known for her hard work and love of fishing on the San Saba River. Rose married Greg Jackson on February 14, 1984. Rose and Greg had a variety of different businesses they owned and operated. She loved to go gambling and have "get togethers" with friends and family.

Rose leaves behind her husband, Gregg Jackson of San Saba, Texas; three sisters: Reba Nell Kelley Hamrick of Troy, Texas; Marsha Kelley Davis of Mineral Wells, Texas; and Kathy Kelley Greene of Snyder, Texas; one son, Clifford Cook of Amarillo, Texas; two granddaughters, Summer and Brittany; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Brenda Gail Young.

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Dr. Lillie Ruth Thomas

Dr. Lillie Ruth Thomas passed away on Monday night, November 26th, at the age of 91, due to complications from pneumonia. She was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on October 30,1927 to Lillie and Virgel Thomas. She is survived by her son, Frank, and daughter-in-law, Valerie Thomas, and grandson, Jack. Dr. Thomas is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Thomas.

Known as Lillie Ruth to her family and Ruth to her friends, she held many prestigious jobs in her lifetime and was the forerunner of women being allowed to work in Government. She was a teacher, a professor, a government auditor, a volunteer teacher, a wonderful cook, a traveler with her husband, Jack; and a wonderful, kind person.

Her grandfather and many relatives helped to establish San Saba, Texas, where she still has family members.

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