Obituaries

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Neva Ray Karnes Hector

Neva Ray Karnes Hector, 96, of San Saba, passed away March 4, 2018 in the Pecan Valley Nursing Home in San Saba after a brief illness. Neva Ray was born in 1921 in San Saba. She was one of 12 children born to Cleveland (Cleve) and Mattie Karnes. All her grandchildren and great grandchildren knew her as “Ray Ray”. Over the years she attracted several additional nicknames because of her short stature: Little Bit, Half Pint, Short Stuff, etc. But she relished the attention that each name gave her and answered to all of them with a wink. On May 13, 1939 Neva Ray married Melvin Hector of San Saba. They made their home on the King/Hector place on the San Saba River in Sloan Community of San Saba County. At the time of her passing, Neva Ray had lived on this place for nearly 80 years. Neva Ray’s favorite things to do were fishing, dancing and playing games.

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Louis Ward Plumley

Louis Ward Plumley, age 71, of Crowley, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Texas Health Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Ward was born on September 3, 1946 in San Saba, Texas to Louis Melvin “Bunt” and Mildred Mae (Riggs) Plumley. Ward married Linda Raye Davis on August 12, 1967 in San Saba, Texas. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this fall. From a young age, Ward learned the meaning of living a Christcentered, family focused life from his parents. He started hauling hay with his daddy at 8-years-old. When Ward’s children were young, he worked as a driver for TAA and as the Gulf Station owner in San Saba. Then, he was employed as a financial consultant for American finance, which took his family for an adventure across Texas, including time living in Abilene, Houston, and Austin. Ward also worked for his uncle Marvin Riggs at Riggs’ Trucking for 17 years as a truck driver.

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Ronald (Ronnie) Franklin Yates

Ronald (Ronnie) Franklin Yates, Senior went to be with the lord on March 3rd, 2018. He was born on November 30th, 1951 in Brady, Texas to Tommy Joe and Jane (Fowler) Yates. He lived in Cherokee for most of his youth until high school when he attended Texas Military Institute in San Antonio. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he met the love of his life, Glena Wood. While at UT he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government in May 1973 and married Glena the next month on June 2nd in Ardmore, Oklahoma in the middle of a tornado. He attended Southern Methodist University Law School and graduated with his Doctorate of Juris Prudence in Dec 1975. He and Glena promptly relocated to Kingsland, TX to start work with Kingsland Abstract & Title. He went on to own and operate Central Texas Land Titles, Inc.

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Mary Beth Kuykendall

Mary Beth Kuykendall, 78, of San Saba, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.. at Kuykendall Cemetery in Cherokee, Texas. Services under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home San Saba. Mary Beth was born on April 25, 1939 to William Wilford and Ila Mae (Smith) Kuykendall in San Saba County. Mary was a lifelong resident of San Saba County. She was a talented pianist, very kind, loving and giving soul. She loved the outdoors and taking long walks. Mary Beth loved to shop. She is survived by one sister: Polly Kuykendall; nephew: Joel Kuykendall of San Saba; sister-in-law: Mary Kuykendall and several cousins: She is preceded in death by her parents and brother: Billy Joe Kuykendall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Kuykendall Cemetery or Cherokee Home for Children. Please view Ms. Kuykendall’s online obituary at heritagefuneraltx.com

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Karen Erby

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of our beloved mother, Karen Ford Erby. Karen passed from this life into heaven on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Brady, Texas on December 13, 1939, to Jack and Norma Lee Ford, and grew up in Richland Springs, Texas.

Karen held a variety of accounting jobs until she found her life’s work in the Fort Worth Police Department working in Jail Operations and as an Intoxilizer Operator.

Karen lived a life of meaning and purpose. She was the heart and soul of her family, to whom she dedicated her life. She raised two young daughters as a single parent during hard times with strength and grace. In addition to her daughters, she was known as “mom” and “grandma” to so many more! Her heart was huge with love and she shared that love with everyone she met.

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Richard Robert Smith

Rick Smith, 70, passed away peacefully on January 29th in Springfield, Oregon, with his family by his side after a valiant, three-year battle with cancer.

He was born on June 6, 1947 in Santa Monica, California. Rick attended school in Ralls, Texas, graduating from Ralls High School in June of 1965. He served in the Atlantic fleet of the U.S. Navy from 1966 until 1970. Rick moved to Oregon in the mid-70s, living in the Eugene Faith Center Mens' Houses, making lifelong friends and memories.

In 1977, Rick married Cindy Brown. They lived in Springfield and two beautiful daughters, Melody and Amanda, before divorcing in 1990. Rick and Cindy remained friends throughout his life.

Rick moved to San Saba, Texas in 2001 and built a gallery to display his unique photography. He was a gifted artists, designing and fabricating is own exotic hardwood frames. During this time, he traveled the world and checked many items off of his "bucket list."

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Gary Zack Sanderson

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Gary Zack Sanderson of San Saba, Texas passed away at his residence. Gary was born November 24, 1952 to Edgar T. and Hope (Means) Sanderson in San Angelo, Texas. He was the youngest of four brothers. Gary graduated from Cherokee High School, class of 1971, where he excelled as an athlete on the football field. Gary went on to TSTC in Waco and would eventually develop a love and understanding for business. Gary was best known for his convenience store in his hometown of San Saba, “Zack’s One Stop”, which he owned and operated from 1994-2004. He also owned two other convenience stores over the years. Gary loved to visit and be around people, so in this business he never met a stranger. A family man at heart, he cherished the time he spent with loved ones. No matter what the situation, everyone knew they could count on him to be there. He was a man of integrity and honor, which will carry on for generations.

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Kennith Stewart

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Kennith Stewart of San Saba, Texas, entered his heavenly rest after brave but lengthy struggle with cancer. Kennith was born April 16, 1939, in Cherokee, Texas, to Paul and Faye Ballenger Stewart. He married Patsy Marschall Stewart on August 6, 1974. He passed away in San Saba, Texas. Kennith is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Patsy Marschall Stewart. Other survivors include his son James Stewart (Phyllis), Pat Pool (JoNell), Laura Pool Behrens (Carter) and Christine Pool Bessent (Keith). He is also survived by grandchildren Wesley Paul “Tac” Stewart, Tod Stewart, Alicia Behrens Cole, and Chris Pool and two great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his brothers and sisters: Shirley Ellis, Butch Stewart, Bert Stewart (Kay), Linda Dellis, Gene Stewart (Sylvia), Debbie May (Carl), Gary Stewart (Jamie), and Ronnie Stewart (Janet).

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Willie (Hicks) Morgan

Willie (Hicks) Morgan of Tow, Texas passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at the age of 82. She was born to Jennie May (Towerton) and Robert Hicks September 5, 1935. She married Gayleon Morgan July 16, 1956 in Bluffton, Texas. She worked for the United States Postal Service until she retired. Willie was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Tow, Texas. She loved her church and church family. Willie is survived by her daughters, Patricia Smarr of Buda, Helen Ellis and husband Larry of Manor; sons, Rickey Morgan and wife Tina of Tow, Randy Morgan and wife Brenda of Tow; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Hicks of Burleson, Pam Hicks, Kathy Carroll and husband, Robert of San Saba, Roxie Schlegel of Burnet; brothers, Raymond Hicks and wife Lewvon of Bend, Jim Hicks and wife Orabeth of Bend, Roland Hicks and wife Jo of Clifton and Paul Hicks of Lometa.

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Olidio Cantu

Funeral Services for Olidio Cantu, age 55, of Brownwood, Texas was held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Heartland Funeral Home with Pastor David Barnum officiating. Interment followed at Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family received friends 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Cantu passed away Saturday at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Olidio was born on October 9, Olidio Cantu 1962 in San Saba, Texas to Balerino and Rosa Henry Cantu. He was a 1982 graduate of San Saba High School where he had excelled in sports, especially football. He broke several football records there and was also voted class favorite. At the age of eighteen he moved to Brownwood and worked at Superior Cable. Always having a passion for fitness especially weight lifting Olidio purchased Flexit Gym in 1995. He also helped run Austin Avenue Auto Sales for many years and ended his career at Hawkhill Sales as a consultant.

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