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Jack Horrace Huff

Jack H. Huff, age 86, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Killeen, Texas. Jack was born in Comanche, Texas on September 26, 1932 to Hubert H. Huff and Mamie (Daniel) Huff. Jack served on many boards here in San Saba, including City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Housing Authority, Electrical Board, San Saba Tax Board, and San Saba Airport Board. He installed the lighting for the Christmas Lights at the Courthouse. He also coached little league baseball. Jack served the public for 53 years and 38 of those years were here in San Saba County. He was a certified Driving Instructor as well. He loved going hunting and fishing especially in New Mexico. Jack liked going to family reunions and being with his family. He loved his dog, Tippie.

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Peggy Jordan

Peggy Jordan entered her heavenly home and reunited with her loved ones on May 2, 2019. She peacefully passed away with family by her side after her battle with vascular dementia. Peggy was born on February 5, 1935 to Cecil and Ruby Chew at Bode Peak, Mason County, in a rugged old three room home where they lived. Her parents bought a ranch near Pontotoc where Peggy was raised and attended Hutchison School until eighth grade. She then transferred to Mason High School and graduated in 1952. Following graduation, Peggy attended Business College in San Antonio. She later moved back to Mason and married her high school sweetheart, Willard Jordan on April 17, 1954.

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Mary “Alene” Romair

Alene Romair (Teague), age 92, of San Saba went to her eternal home with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Pecan Valley Nursing and Rehab. Alene was born on July 12, 1926 in Frederick, Oklahoma to Roy Lee Teague and Ethel Mae Hornbecker. She married Detroit “Dee” Romair, and after retirement they moved back to San Saba, Texas to make their home.

Alene was raised at Algerita in San Saba County. Alene liked doing crossword puzzles and listening to Audio Books. She was a resident at Pecan Valley Nursing and Rehab in San Saba, Texas where she had many friends and liked the Western Channel.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her two daughters: Lisa Hernandez & Brad Lowe, and Cheryl Hunt; five grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family; and one sisterin-law, Virginia Teague of Gatesville, Texas.

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Sylvia Sanderson

Sylvia Sanderson, age 80, of Thrall, Texas, formerly of San Saba, Texas, went to her eternal home with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Thrall, Texas. Sylvia Lee (Anderson) Sanderson was born on January 13, 1938 to Floyd Marcos Anderson and Ruby Rankin Anderson. Sylvia was one of four children: Ernestine Beauchamp (Teeter), Ben Marcos Anderson, and Kay Ann Anderson.

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Shane Eric McKee

Shane Eric McKee, 47, went to his eternal home on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Brownwood, Texas. A graveside service was held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at China Creek Cemetery in San Saba, Texas with Johnie Reeves and Gerald McKee officiating. The family received friends on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Heritage Funeral Home.

Shane was born on September 9, 1971 to Norman McKee and Jean (Gage) McKee in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Early High School.

Those left to cherish Shane’s memory are his mother, Jean McKee, of San Saba, Texas; wife, Robin McKee, of Mullin, Texas; daughters, Shannon McKee of Orange Grove, Texas and Jean Ann McKee of Zephyr, Texas; step-daughters, Makayla Johnson of Zephyr, Texas and Morgan Mills of Mullin, Texas; sisters, Mary McKee of Copperas Cove, Texas and Donna Reed and husband, Marty, of Cedar Park, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Willie Mae Locker

Funeral services for Willie Mae Locker, age 102, of Brownwood, formerly of San Saba County, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Neal Cemetery in San Saba County. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Locker passed from this life on Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Brownwood.

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Montez Rhodes Jones

Montez Rhodes Jones died peacefully April 11, 2019 in her home of 67 years in Rockdale, Texas. She was surrounded by her children, caregivers, and had been visited by grandchildren and some great-grandchildren earlier in the week. She was born October 22, 1922 in San Saba, Texas, the only daughter of George H. Rhodes and Sweet Ora Walker Rhodes. Her mother died when she was fiveyears-old; she was raised in San Saba by her father and his second wife, Josephine “Josie” Gay Rhodes.

She graduated from San Saba schools and Durham Business College in Austin, Texas. She married Lieutenant James Vance Jones of Lampasas, in Lubbock, Texas on January 10, 1943. He preceded her in death. After the end of World War II, they lived briefly in Lampasas, Burnet, and Marble Falls, Texas, moving to Rockdale in 1952.

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Walter Dave Lewis

Walter Dave Lewis was born August 2, 1964 in San Saba. We lost Dave earlier this week as a result of complications from a liver condition he had battled with courage and quiet dignity for the last seven (7) months.

Dave was a loving son and best friend to his mother, Billie Fay Fitzgerald Lusty of San Saba, and his father, Walter A. Lewis, a native of San Saba but now living in Cross Plains. He was a loving brother and best friend to Teresa Hardman and Glenna Boyd of San Saba.

Dave was a loving father and is survived by his three beautiful boys: Dustin Dave Lewis, Stephen Blake Lewis and Samuel Bryce Lewis. A special thank you goes to Dana Holland and Paula McCall for mothering his three boys who were Dave's life. His sons and their families include: Dustin Dave and wife, Sammie Jo, with two daughters, Skylar and Paige, of San Saba; Stephen Blake and wife, Danielle, Kerrville, Texas; and Samuel Bryce Lewis of San Saba.

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Ruben Almaguer, Sr.

Ruben Almaguer, Sr. was called by his creator on April 9, 2019. He was born on February 12, 1936 to Jesus and Leonora (Esquivel) Almaguer and was a life-long resident of San Saba County. After graduation from San Saba High School, he became a truck driver but always remained close to the family’s venture for hay farming and share cropping in the Wallace Creek community. Ruben joined the U.S. Air Force in the late 50’s and returned to San Saba subsequent to his honorable discharge.

Ruben married Alicia Talamantez in 1961, and they established residence in San Saba while continuing farming and pursuing a custom hay baling business, as well. He became an avid competitor in tractor pulling contests, not only throughout Texas but also in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. He also enjoyed watching football, especially the Richland Springs Coyotes, his favorite team for years.

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Mary Lou (Adair) Grim

Mary Lou (Adair) Grim, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born in Clovis, NM, to Ray Newton Adair and Ruth Bertice (Dotson) Adair, Mary Lou spent her childhood on her family's ranch in Texas. As a girl, she was an adventurous child, climbing windmills and riding the trains with her father.

She grew up in Tucson, AZ, in her family home on Yavapai Road. She attended Amphitheater High School and met the love of her life, Lawrence David Grim, Sr., as she was shaking rugs on the porch one fall day in 1949. When her father gave permission for her to marry her "Yankee beau" in 1952, Mary Lou and Larry moved where the Air Force sent them: to Louisiana and New Mexico.

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