Obituaries

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25
Apr
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Mary Davis

On March 2, 2018, Mary Davis went to hunt deer in a different pasture with the Lord. Mary was born December 3, 1929 in San Saba County, Texas to George Barrom and Thelma Yarbrough. Mary is survived by son James and wife Mary of Houston, son Randy and wife Jeanette of Ft. Worth, son Paul of Burleson, daughter Mary Lou Keating and husband Jerry of Alvarado, and Donald David Genz of Germany. She also has three surviving siblings June Davis of Alvarado, TX, Martha Tancre of Arkansas, and Nat Yarbrough of Tennessee. Mary has twelve grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great- grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was affectionately known as Momma D by all her children’s friends and was treated as an extended member of their family. In other words, she was very much loved by family AND friends.

Wed
18
Apr
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Dorothy Gerline Cahoon

Dorothy Cahoon, age 88, of San Saba, Texas passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Thursday April 12, 2018 in San Saba, Texas. Dorothy was born on December 4, 1929 in San Saba, Texas to Virgil Perry Pafford and Rosa Lena (Robbins). Dorothy worked at Eventide Nursing Home in San Saba and retired from there after 30 years of service. She enjoyed quilting, reading, and watching her soapoperas. Dorothy also enjoyed making lemon pies and squash casserole. She loved her family and spending time with them. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children; one daughter, Dorothy Mckendry( Robin) of Las Vegas, Nevada; one son, Ira Cahoon of San Saba, Texas; four grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother. A Graveside Service was held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Wallace Creek Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. with Brother Sam Crosby officiating.

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18
Apr
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Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Miller age 85, of San Saba, Texas went to her eternal home on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in San Saba, Texas. Marilyn was born on November 22, 1932 in Los Angeles, California to Benona Lee Farquar(Farchoir) and Helen Dana (Starkey). Marilyn graduated from high school and went to worked for Pacific Phone Company as a phone operator. She married Benton Wesley Miller and they had 54 years of blessed memories. Marilyn enjoyed being a member of many clubs in San Saba and was an honorary member of the Garden Club. She liked to quilt, watch politics on T.V., and gather pecans. Marilyn liked to cook and spend time with “Oscar” her dog. Those left behind to cherish her are her husband, Benton Miller of San Saba; one son, Curtis Miller of San Saba; one nephew, Schuyler(Skylar) and wife, Jeanie Vandyke of Los Angeles, California and one sister in law, Anna Talley of Alpine, Texas; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wed
28
Mar
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JoAnn Murray

JoAnn Murray passed away March 20, 2018. Service: 10 a.m., Saturday at Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Interment: Bangs Cemetery, Bangs, Texas. JoAnn was preceded in death by her daughter, Belinda. Survivors: Husband, J.C. Murray; children, Timothy, Kathy and husband, Stan; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley; niece, Gennie and nephew, Alan.

Wed
28
Mar
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Michael Ray Johnson

Michael Ray Johnson,73, of Richland Springs, passed into his Heavenly Father’s waiting arms, on March 9, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 5, 1944. He graduated from McCallum H.S. in 1963. He married his loving wife of 53 years in 1963. Then graduated U.T. Law school in 1969. In Houston he was General Counsel for Enterprise Products Company, retiring after 25 years. He was a lifelong avid U.T. Longhorn fan and season ticket holder. He also had a passion for woodworking and hosting family gatherings at the Lodge in Richland Springs. Mike's Community Service included: San Saba Rotary Club, Richland Springs Preservation Society, San Saba County Historical Museum (reporter), San Saba County Historical Commission (identifying 1911 furnishings for Courthouse restoration), Food Bank. Predeceased in death by parents, Franklin and Ruby (Oehler) Johnson and son, Richard Edward Johnson.

Wed
28
Mar
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Pat Edward Cavness

Pat Edward Cavness walked this earth for 75 years and four months, leaving behind much larger footprints than his size 10 shoes would suggest. The youngest of three children born to Damon Edward (“Bill”) Cavness and Bernice Parisher Cavness, Pat grew up in the small town of Cherokee, Texas, collecting a variety of life experiences that shaped the man he became. Cherokee was (and still is) a small town in San Saba County. All twelve grades of the school were housed in one building. Pat’s kids didn’t know he was joking when he bragged about graduating third in his class, until they found out there were only five students in his entire grade. Small as the Cherokee high school was, they played 11-man football when Pat was in school, and he played center — all 125 pounds of him. After graduating from high school in 1961, Pat moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas at Austin (UT), forming a lifelong attachment to his beloved Longhorns.

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21
Mar
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Michael Dean Crawford

Michael Dean Crawford, age 53, of Meridian, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Clifton, Texas. Celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Wallace Creek Cemetery in San Saba, Texas. Michael Dean Crawford was born on November 29, 1964 in Lampasas, Texas to Auydane (Dick) and Bonnie Woods Crawford. Michael and Loretta Crawford started their life together in November 1985. They were married on January 25, 1990 in San Saba, Texas. Michael was a hard working man who adored his family. He worked all of his life to provide for his family no matter how he felt. Michael loved his family, the outdoors, and riding his Harley. He was a man of many talents. Michael could do anything from repairing what needed to be repaired to making awesome homemade cakes and cinnamon rolls. He was a loving and caring man who would give his last dime to anyone who needed it. He was a man you could count on no matter what.

Wed
14
Mar
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Elijah Alan Goertz

Our beloved Elijah Alan Goertz, born Sept. 30, 1995 passed away on March 4, 2018. Elijah lived a full life in a few short years. He graduated from high school and joined the military. After serving his country, he helped teach dance at the dance camps for deaf people. This combined his love of music, dance and working with the deaf. Elijah was full of life and loved to be the center of attention. He was also a very loving and giving person who chose to be an organ donor years before his death. He felt everyone had a purpose in life and now he has fulfilled his. He is survived by his father- Jose Goertz of Live Oak, Tx; mother- Amber Gallego of Houston, Tx; identical twin brother-Joshua Goertz currently stationed in Germany; brother –Isaiah Goertz and sisters- Layla-Marie and Serena all of Live Oak, Tx. He is also survived by his grandparents- Ben and Rosa Goertz of Live Oak, Larry and Marilyn McCulloch of Converse, Wiley Jr.

Wed
14
Mar
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Elsidean Boyd

Services for Elsidean Boyd, 101and 10 months of Lometa, Texas was Tuesday March 13, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Lometa. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Boyd passed away Saturday morning March 10, 2018 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. She was born May 9, 1916 in Burnet County, TX to John and Zula (Whitis) Carlile. She married Charlie Boyd February 1, 1934 in Lometa. They were married 74 years when Charlie died ten years ago. She was very active in her church at First Baptist Lometa until her health began to fail. She loved working in her yard and garden. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mozelle, brother Bufard and nieces, Janie and Christy. She is survived by a sister, Verde Ola Henderson, nephews, Billy Carlile, Travis Wiley, Billy Carlile III, Jared Nuckles and niece, Britanny Nuckles. Visitation was held Monday March 12, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel.

Wed
07
Mar
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Mary Davis

On March 2, 2018, Mary Davis went to hunt deer in a different pasture with the Lord. Mary was born December 3, 1929 in San Saba County Texas to George Barrom and Thelma Yarbrough. Mary is survived by son James and wife Mary of Houston, son Randy and wife Jeanette of Ft. Worth, son Paul of Burleson, daughter Mary Lou Keating and husband Jerry of Alvarado, and Donald David Genz of Germany. She also has three surviving siblings June Davis of Alvarado, TX, Martha Tancre of Arkansas, and Nat Yarbrough of Tennessee. Mary has twelve grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and six greatgreat- grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was affectionately known as Momma D by all her children’s friends and was treated as an extended member of their family. In other words, she was very much loved by family AND friends.

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