Obituaries

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Michael Anthony Capps

Michael Anthony Capps

Michael Capps age 52, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Mike was born in Pasadena, Texas to Charles Capps and Linda (Dulin) on March 28, 1967. Michael loved his sons and spending time with them rebuilding bicycles. He liked to cook, fishing out at Deep Creek Ranch, and taking his sons to car shows. He enjoyed watching Coyote Football. Mike loved his family and spending time with them.

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24
Oct
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Patricia Ann Pafford Alsip

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Patricia (Pat, Trish or Trisha) Ann (Pafford) Alsip, (78), Golinda TX, went to be with the Lord on October 16, 2019, after struggling with diabetes, kidney failure and Alzheimer’s for several years. A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21st, at Golinda Baptist Church, 7140 Golinda Dr., with Dr. Morgan Woodard, who was like a son to Patricia, officiating.

Patricia was born the 14th of 17 children on September 1, 1941 to Raymond and Naomi (Clark) Pafford. Born into a family of many hardships, having to pick cotton, pick pecans, and other odd jobs in San Saba TX, she met and then married Jerold (Jerry) Alsip Sr. on September 15th, 1962, and have remained married until her death. She raised their three children in Deer Park, TX until retiring to the Waco area in 1998 so they could be near all their kids and grandkids.

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24
Oct
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Samuel Lowery Usery

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Samuel Lowery Usery, 83, of Brownwood, Texas, passed away Octobr 18, 2019 in Abilene, Texas. He was born May 4, 1936 in Mexia, Texas to Samuel Lish Usery and Eunice Mae (Andrew) Usery.

On March 11, 1964, Sam married Peggy Spornitz in Oklahoma. He was affiliated with the Baptist church. Sam retired as a Government Contracting Supervisor with the Department of Defense.

Sam is survived by two sons: Michael (Christy) of Richland Springs, Texas and Mark of New Braunfels, Texas; grandchildren: Jeremiah, Joshua and Joseph Usery; his sister, Sue Schaefer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Lish Usery and Eunice Mae (Andrew) Usery; his wife, Peggy (Spornitz) Usery; and his brother, William Usery.

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24
Oct
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Melba Bell Lane

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Melba Bell Lane of Ft. Worth, beloved and devoted wife, mother, nanny and friend, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Melba retired as a secretary to the president of I.A.M. DL 776 after 64 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Erby and Dorothy Verline Bell; son, Glenn Lane; and grandson, Tyler.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Pat Lane; daughter, Melinda Renea Tamplin (Bobby); daughter by heart, Dawn Lane; sons: Philip Smith, David Lane (Karen) and Ronald Lane (Vickie); grandchildren: Jason, Rachel, Cory (Amanda), Cassie (Michael), Danielle (Chris), and Christina; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and lifelong friend, Jimmie Logenbaugh.

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17
Oct
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James Ray Ralston

James Ray Ralston

James Ray Ralston, age 86, of Richland Springs, Texas passed away Monday morning, October 15th, at the Care Inc. Nursing and Rehab Center.

He was born September 9, 1933 in Springdale, Arkansas, the son of Orville “Ray” Ralston and Alice Kendrick Ralston. He was an Eagle Scout and earned a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Geology from the University of Arkansas where he was an Alumni and inducted into the Razorback Band Wall of Honor in 2007. He received a Doctor of Philosophy from North Texas State University.

Jim served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and worked for the U. S. Air Force, McGaw Laboratories and later retired from the City of Richardson as an Environmental Microbiologist.

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09
Oct
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Callie Norman Sides

Callie Norman Sides

Callie Norman Sides of Goldthwaite, age 84, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019, in Temple, Texas.

He was born on October 18, 1934 in Brown County, Texas to parents, Oscar Evander Sides and Mina Vines Sides. Callie met and married Eula Mae Hollingsworth in Arcadia, Florida on January 1, 1958. He served in the U.S. Army and was affiliated with the Baptist faith.

Callie is survived by his son: Mark Sides of Robert Lee, Texas; and his daughter: Mary Sides of Goldthwaite, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Oscar Evander Sides and Mina Vines Sides; his wife, Eula Sides in January 2017; his sister, Betty Traylor; and his brother, Wilmot Louvell Sides.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 18th, at 1:30 p.m. in Stacy-Wilkins Chapel, Goldthwaite, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:

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09
Oct
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Leslie Don Drew

Leslie Don Drew

Leslie Don Drew, age 27, of Early passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 6, 2019, in Mills County.

Leslie was born April 29, 1992, in Brownwood, Texas to Joe Lopez and Shelia Smith. He was raised by his aunt, Shirley Kemmitz, whom he loved dearly and considered his mother. Leslie was later adopted by David Drew and his late wife, Wanda, but he always found his way back to be with his mama, Shirley.

He loved all of his family and his dogs, and he loved helping other people. He enjoyed fishing and being around his family.

Leslie also enjoyed working for Dr. Locklear on his ranch, farming and ranching. He accepted Jesus as his Savior.

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09
Oct
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JD (James Don) Gray

JD (James Don) Gray

JD (James Don) Gray passed away unexpectedly on August 13, 2019 in Reno, Nevada. He was born March 18, 1979 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Charlie and Becky Lynn (nee Vaughn) Gray. JD and Angee Nimsic were married in Lake Tahoe on August 4, 2007.

He is survived by his loving wife, Angee Gray, of Reno, NV; beloved mother, Becky Lynn Vaughn, of San Saba; father, Charlie Gray, of Fairbanks, AK; brother, Charles Daniel Gray, of Fairbanks; brother, Nick Gray,of Bangkok, Thailand; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

JD graduated from Washoe High School and attended Truckee Meadows Community College. He was a surgical tech for many years before becoming chief administrator for Sierra Vista Surgery Center. JD was Director of Finance and Human Resources for Cannavative Group in Reno at the time of his passing.

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09
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Ruth T. Prokop

Ruth T. Prokop

Ruth Louise Timberlake Prokop, 79, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away at home on August 1, 2018. She was born in San Saba on May 30, 1939, to Anna Grace (Winslow) and Harry Timberlake.

Ruth attended and graduated from San Saba High School before moving to Washington, DC, where she completed her undergraduate studies and later received a law degree from George Washington University, one of only a few women in her class to do so. She was married to fellow student, John Andrew Prokop. They had one child and later divorced.

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09
Oct
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Ramona Martinez Cisneroz

Ramona Martinez Cisnerozand

Ramona Martinez Cisneroz born on August 31, 1926 was the eighth child of Pilar and Julia Martinez in Big Valley, Texas. She married Balentin Cisneroz on September 29, 1950 in San Saba, Texas. She was a wonderful mother, wife, and friend. Ramona (Mamaw) peacefully passed away surrounded by family in her home on October 6, 2019 at 3:35 pm. She attended Big Valley School until the 5th grade and was always a hardworking young lady. She worked side by side with her family in farming and ranching. She loved to ride horse back on her favorite horse, Red. And, from this strong heritage grew her love of gardening and planting beautiful plants. Ramona enjoyed her many places of employment which included an egg farm in San Saba County, San Saba Headstart, San Saba Hill Country, San Saba Nursing Home, San Saba ISD Bus Driver, and Alamo Pecan and Coffee; all this while raising and tending her 9 children and many adopted children and friends.

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