Obituaries

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Grace Higginbotham Sanderson

Grace Higginbotham Sanderson, age 89, of San Saba, Texas passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 surrounded by her family in San Saba, Texas. Grace was born to Will Higginbotham and Ethel (Dumas) on February 8, 1928 in Lynn County, Texas. Grace married Mac Sanderson on February 2, 1946. They were blessed with three boys and she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Grace spent her time as the homemaker and was a great cook. She enjoyed just being a mom and grandma. The most memorable thing she would say is “Dinner is on the table.” Those left behind to cherish her memory are her three sons; Bucky and wife Virginia of San Saba, Texas, Donnie Sanderson of San Saba, Texas, and Randy Sanderson of Llano, Texas; two sisters and one brother; four grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, and three brothers. Graveside Services were held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

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Sally Armelta Wiley

Sally Armelta Wiley, 83, of San Saba, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Brownwood, Texas. Graveside services were held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Terry Cemetery in San Saba, Texas. Sally was born on February 4, 1934 in San Saba County and was the youngest daughter of John Allison and Lula Mae (Graham) Myers. She married Billy Wiley, Sr. and they were married over 60 years. She spent 20 years as a CNA helping people. She loved to garden, watch birds, quilt and in her later years riding to county cemeteries and on country roads. She loved Gospel Music. Sally was known as Meme to most of her family whom she loved dearly. She was a Baptist. She is survived by her husband: Billy Wiley, Sr.; one son: Billy Wiley, Jr.

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Jo Anne Clark Hardy

Jo Anne (Clark) Hardy passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the age of 79, in San Saba, Texas surrounded by her family. Jo Anne was born January 22, 1938 in San Saba to Herbert B. Clark and Marie (Turbiville) Clark. She grew up in San Saba and attended San Saba High School and graduated in 1958. On May 29, 1954, she married the love of her life, William “Bill” Hardy at the First Presbyterian Church in San Saba. They lived for 2 years in Houston, Texas then returned back to San Saba to raise their family and live out the rest of their lives together. Jo Anne was a business woman for over 20 years as the owner of Marie’s Gift Shop. She loved to garden, quilt, playing music and singing. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian church serving as an Elder, Church Historian, and Sunday school teacher. She established the “Fun and Worship” children’s time which grew from 4 children to over 15 each Monday afternoon.

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21
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David Petterson

David Petterson, age 79, of Temple, Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. David was born to Carl Oscar Petterson and Viola Mason Petterson on June 23, 1937 in Austin, Texas. David married Miriam Alvarez on December 30, 2009. He attended the Pentecostal Church. He was a plumber and served in the Army. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Miriam; his two sons, David Petterson, Jr. of Granite Shoals, Texas and Daniel Petterson and wife, Michell of Liberty Hill, Texas; daughter, Loree Linehan and husband, Lloyd of Hamilton, Texas; two brothers, Gene Petterson and wife, Vicki of Buchanan Dam, Texas and Charlie Petterson and wife, Ollene of Granite Shoals, Texas; sister, pastsy Jones of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his parents; Carl Oscar Petterson and Viloa Mason Petterson; two sisters, Dixie Wassinger, Dorthy Davis and two bothers-in-law, Richard Jones and Gary Davis.

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Randy Dale Smith

Randy D. Smith, age 62, of Copperas Cove passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. His cremains will be placed at a later date with his parents at Harmony Ridge Cemetery in San Saba, Texas. Randy was born on August 27, 1954 to the late Lloyd and Laverne Felps Smith. He graduated from Lampasas High School in 1972. He owned a remodeling business in the Lampasas area before joining the Wal-Mart family. He was employed with Wal-Mart the past 15 years and was in charge of maintenance at the Copperas Cove store. In his spare time he loved to recycle and was a friend to so many. He would run errands and even mow his friend’s lawns never expecting anything in return. Randy was preceded in death by his parents.

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Larry Melvin Daniel

Larry Daniel, age, 72 of, San Saba, Texas went to his eternal home on Thursday, June15, 2017 in San Saba, Texas sur¬rounded by his family. Larry was born on November 15, 1944 in San Saba, Texas to J. Lee. and Kewpie (Davis) Daniel. Larry graduated San Saba High School in 1963 and attended Texas A &M University for two years and then transferred to finish his Bachelors in Agri¬culture Science at Tarleton State University. He was a County Agent for several years in Mills and Bell Counties before returning to San Saba, where he married Charlene (Rogers) on May 9, 1981, in San Saba, Texas. Larry owned and operated numerous businesses in San Saba. He was best known for his barbecue and hot sauce. Larry liked going to the Casinos and enjoyed the restaurant business. Larry never met a stranger and loved his family dearly.

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Catarina Cabrera Jimenez

Catarina "Cata" Jimenez, age 77, of Stephenville, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Stephenville, Texas. Catarina was born on April 29, 1940 in Panna Maria, Texas, to Emenencio and Agapita (Delgado) Cabrera. She met and married Manuel Jimenez in May of 1975, and moved to Stephenville, Texas. They were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Blanca Flor Jimenez, in January of 1978. Blanca later blessed them even more with the birth of a grandson and light of her life, Manuel “Manuelito” Adrian Montgomery, on April 25, 1999. Catarina was a favorite of and loved by her many nieces and nephews. Many of them stayed summers with her and Manuel, and she was like a second mother to them, especially Lillie Salas Wilson, Susie Salas-Lira, Ida Salas Van Bebber, and Elena Cabrera Casarez. Elena's children - Danielle Kinsey and Marcus Cabrera - thought of Cata as more like a grandmother to them.

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Walter “Wayne” Gossett

Wayne Gossett, age 66, of Elm Grove, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Wayne was born to Andrew Van Gossett and Edith Lucille (Patrick) on August 27, 1950 in Brady, Texas. Wayne married Valerie (McPherson) Gossett on August 10, 1975. Wayne was a Construction Superintendant and a rodeo announcer for surrounding county events. He was a director on the Richland Springs and Elm Grove Rodeo Associations and a proud supporter of the Richland Springs Coyotes. Wayne was a member of the Elm Grove Fire Department. He also farmed and ranched. Wayne was humble, kind, and always smiling. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed working with them. He loved his family and lived life to the fullest. He was a member of the Shiloh Bible Church and a devout Christian.

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Jerrell Dan Sagebiel

In Hamburg, Germany on October 2, 1949, a little boy was born. A few years later, after coming to America (Texas to be exact), he was adopted and became Jerrell Dan Sagebiel of Llano County. Jerrell was adopted and raised by Dan Sagebiel of Castell. Growing up, he learned to work at a very young age. Jerrell learned about livestock and agriculture, as well as how to make things. Jerrell went to Llano Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Llano. After graduation, he tried college but found it wasn't for him. Jerrell learned many things in his life. He learned how to make things with parts. As a teenager, he built a go-cart and later, a dune buggy. He was proud of his accomplishments and that gave him confidence in the future. Later, Jerrell moved to Uvalde and worked for Gensco Pipe. While there, he had the opportunity to travel some and did, but returned to Texas where he was most comfortable. Jerrell moved back to Llano County when Dan became sick, and remained until 2009.

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Tom Birdwell

Tom Birdwell, 80, passed away on Monday May 15, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Tom was born on November 2, 1936 to Claude and Pearl (Compton) Birdwell in Dallas, Texas. Tom married Katherine Sanderson in 1992 in San Saba, Texas. They were married for 25 years. Tom worked at Super S as a produce manager for 25 years. He took pride in his yard work and gardening and always had a groomed beautiful yard. Tom also loved to fish. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.

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