Obituaries

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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
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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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20
Dec
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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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20
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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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13
Dec
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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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06
Dec
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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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29
Nov
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Paul Christopher Karrais

Paul Christopher Karrais, prominent machinist for Karrais Machine and Tool died Saturday morning November 24th in the early hours. He was 61 years old.

Paul Christopher Karris was born on a cold rainy day on November 10th 1957 to Paul Franz Karrais and Jaqueline Small Karrais. Soft spoken and obsessive by nature Paul could build anything he put his mind to. He was a rancher, caregiver, machinist, brother and a son. Paul was also someone who loved to see what was always on the other side of the fence. Traveling every chance he could get; meeting new people along the way.

Paul clung to the notion that life was not a series of meaningless accidents or coincidence rather, its a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan.

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29
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Bill Gene Eller

Bill Gene Eller, age 71, of San Saba, Texas passed away in San Saba, Texas on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on January 1, 1947, the second of three boys. They later moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he learned to love the outdoors, basketball and football.

Bill was an avid reader all his life and he enjoyed novels, westerns, and the Bible. Some of his greatest gifts were books. Bill volunteered for the Navy after graduating high school and served three tours in the Vietnam War. He attended Northeastern State University after his return home from the Navy where he earned his BA degree in Economics. He returned to the military service as an officer in the Marine Corps. Bill was very proud to serve God and his country.

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Malcolm Eugene “Red” Warren

Malcolm Eugene “Red” Warren, 81, of Buchanan Dam, Texas passed away November 14, 2018. He was born to James Malcolm and Velma L. (Smith) Warren on April 30, 1937 in Richland Springs Texas.

Red was a career Navy man and served from 1956-1979 as an Aviation Electronics Technician. Early in his career Red was stationed on the U.S.S. F.D.R. aircraft carrier. During Vietnam War, he served on the U.S.S. Ranger and was responsible for keeping the planes in the air. During his Navy career he was stationed in Newfoundland, Puerto Rico, Japan, and Midway Island. While on Midway Red loved to fish for the various species of fish that could be found around the Island. After retirement from the Navy, Red became a local Realtor in the Highland Lakes area of Texas. He was an active bird hunter and enjoyed raising Brittany hunting dogs and traveling to West Texas to hunt birds.

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