Obituaries

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Dorthy Mae Roberts

Dorothy Mae Roberts, 92, of San Saba, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Pecan Valley Nursing Home. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 26, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Interment at Feazell Cemetery in San Saba.

Dorothy was born on December 10, 1924 to Roy Lee and Ethel Mae (Hornecker) Teague in Frederick, OK. She married Tommie Roberts on April 4, 1949 in Houston, Texas and afterwards they moved to Euless, Texas where she worked for the phone company and was a realtor. After Tommy’s death, she moved to San Saba and lived her life to the fullest. Her greatest joy in her elder years was playing 42 at Eventide Nursing Home and all the activities with the residents there.

She is survived by one brother, Charles Teague and wife, Virginia; one sister, Mary Alene Romair and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wed
21
Dec

Raymond Barrier Jr.

Raymond Barrier Jr., age 83, of San Saba passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 in Dallas Texas. Raymond was born to Raymond Barrier Sr. & Nettie Olevia Sawyer Barrier on October 15, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas. Raymond attended Texas Country Day School, now St. Mark’s, in Dallas. He graduated from Richardson High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas Tech University. Raymond married Emily Paula (Bryant) Barrier on June 23, 1956 in San Saba, Texas. Together they settled on a ranch in San Saba County where they reared four children. Their ranching endeavors included raising Hereford and Black Angus cattle, Rambouillet sheep and Angora goats, as well as hard red winter wheat. Unlike most people and much to the dismay of his successful businessman father, Raymond knew he wanted to be a rancher when he was five years old.

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21
Dec

Donna Jo Blossman

Donna Jo Blossman, age 77, of San Saba passed away with her loved ones by her side on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Donna was born on June 27, 1939 to Barton & Bessie (Malone) Forman in Edinburg, Texas. Donna married Jack Blossman, February 7, 1976. Donna worked at the San Saba Newspaper for many years. Donna and Jack enjoyed traveling and spending time with their close friends until his passing on December 30, 2014. Donna loved taking pictures, helping with the food bank, and giving back to the community and church. She was a greeter for the First Baptist Church and very involved in helping with church functions. Donna loved her family dearly, but she and Jack will be rejoicing in heaven together.

Wed
14
Dec

Veneta Newby Nolen

Veneta Newby Nolen passed from this life on December 4, 2016, at 8:45 P.M., surrounded by her family. Veneta was born on December 17, 1931, in Lohn, Texas to Archie &Versie Myers Newby. She married L.H. Nolen in San Saba, Texas in 1950. Together, they raised three children and were blessed with 55 years of marriage before being parted by her husband’s death in January 2006.

Veneta lived in Richland Springs, Texas for many years before moving to Brownwood, Texas in 1977, where she lived until her death. She was a strong, faithful Christian and a member of the Fourth and Stewart Church of Christ. She was very active in the church, providing meals, teaching children’s class, and hosting visiting preachers.

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14
Dec

James Allen “Jim” Childress

James Allen “Jim” Childress, 69, of San Saba, Texas went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2016. Jim was born on November 22, 1947 in Waco, Texas to Marvin and Gloria Childress. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, and life-long friend, Clyde Cockrum. He is survived by his wife, Marsha, and his three daughters whom he affectionately named “Jim’s Girls”: Kristen Oliver and her husband, Mark and their children, Lane, Landry and Kellan of Wall; Bethany Hart and her husband, Matt, and son, Caleb of Seattle, Washington; Bonny Hicks and her husband, David, and their sons: Ben, John and Luke of Lufkin.

He is also survived by his second mother, Maxine Childress; siblings, Sue Cockrum, Roberta Stegemoller and husband, Donnie; Beverly Harkey and husband, Don; Diana Spradley and husband, Danny; Steve Gist and wife, Kathy; Kathy Wheeler and husband, Gary; and Nancy West and husband, David; as well as numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

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14
Dec

Bessie Ann McLean Bennett

Bessie Ann McLean Bennett passed away Dec. 10, 2016, at the age of 89.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at the Fort Stockton Church of Christ, with Darryl Scott officiating. Burial followed at East Hill Cemetery.

Born and raised on a dryland farm in San Saba County, Texas, on March 5, 1927, she was the second child of John Daniel McLean and Henrye Locker McLean.

She attended schools initially in a one-classroom school in Bowser and later at Richland Springs High School, where she graduated as the class valedictorian in 1944. She then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in 1948.

In the fall of 1948 in Orange, Texas, she started a teaching career that would span over the next 40 years and include subsequent stops in Balmorhea, Van Horn and finally, Fort Stockton.

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14
Dec

Faye Renee’ Maxcey

Faye Renee’ Maxcey, 83, of Richland Springs went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Abilene. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Richland Springs Cemetery in Richland Springs. Services under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba.

Renee’ was born in Richland Springs, Texas to Claude and Tempie (Hall) Newby. After graduating Richland Springs High School, Renee married B.J. Maxcey in September, 1951. Together they had 2 children. Renee’ loved being a homemaker to her family. She loved to cook and her garden was beautiful. She loved to raise African Violets. After retirement she and B.J. went all over Texas collecting antiques, most of all bottles, toothbrush holders and various items and thoroughly enjoyed spending that time together. Renee’ was tiny, but mighty.

Wed
07
Dec

Lillie Eloise Smith

Lillie Eloise Smith, 74, of Richland Springs passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Services were held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba, with burial following in the China Creek Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service from 1:00- 2:00 P.M.

Lillie was born on March 4, 1942 in Shamrock, Texas to Robert and Clara Bell (Brown) Patton. She had a love for the outdoors and animals. She enjoyed fishing, taking care of animals of all kinds and going to the sale barn. Lillie cherished her family, especially her husband, Johnny, her children and grandchildren. She will be forever missed by those who knew and loved her.

Lillie is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Clara Bell Patton; three brothers, Jack, Truman, and Ted Patton; as well as two sisters, Sue Reynolds and Alice Patton.

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07
Dec

Evelyn Ann Doyle

Evelyn Ann Gage Doyle went to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 77 on December 3, 2016, surrounded by her family. Visitation was held on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba with interment at San Saba Cemetery. Bro. Sam Crosby officiated.

Evelyn Ann Gage was born August 11, 1939 to Stafford “Buck” and Willene Gage in San Saba, Texas. On March 24, 1956, Evelyn married her husband of 49 years, Desmond Doyle. They enjoyed their life together, farming and ranching in San Saba. Evelyn was a homemaker, bookkeeper, and a full-time rancher’s wife. She was a member of the Pecan Grove Baptist Church and later, the First Baptist Church of San Saba. Church and fellowship with friends were an important part of her life.

Her faith was evident through the way she lived her life and influenced others.

Wed
30
Nov

Delilah Jeanette Taff Collins

Delilah Jeanette Taff Collins passed into heaven on November 25, 2016, in the comfort of her home in Burnet, TX, surrounded by her loving family. Jeanette was born in San Saba, TX on December 27, 1929 to Charley and Elma Taff. On October 9, 1949, Jeanette married her devoted husband of 58 years, Melvin Gage Collins, also of San Saba. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin, granddaughter Alison Ray, older sister Charliece Taff Parker and brother Hersel Taff.

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