Obituaries

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Bobby Warren Hall

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Bobby Warren Hall, 58, died unexpectedly on February 19, 2019. He was born July 24, 1960, in San Saba, Texas, the son of Eugene Warren Hall and Kathey Light Hall. Bobby graduated from Alvin High School, Class of 1978. He attended Alvin Community College and Central Texas College and was an Honor Student. He married Lisa Barnett on June 22, 1995, and they settled on his ranch in Cherokee, Texas.

Bobby was preceded in death by both of his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa; sons: Connor Warren Hall and wife, Nichole, of Pearland, Texas; Cameron Wayne Hall of College Station, Texas; and Christopher Sloan and wife, Melissa, of Cherokee, Texas; one daughter, Heather Baker of Temple, Texas; grandchild, Patience Rosaschi; loving aunt, Grace Forrester of Granite Schoals, Texas; numerous cousins; and many other relatives and cherished friends.

A private graveside service was held on Friday, March 1, 2019, in Cherokee Cemetery in Cherokee, Texas.

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John Ed Keeney

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John Ed Keeney, age 84, of Cherokee, Texas passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Brownwood, Texas. John Ed was born on August 5, 1934 to Alva L. Keeney and Margie Mae Ray in Cherokee, Texas. John Ed attended and graduated from Cherokee High School. John Ed was in the turkey business for many years. The love of his life, Betty, preceded him in death in July of 2006. He retired from San Saba County Precinct 4 after many years of road maintenance. He loved the outdoors and spending time with family. He was a dad and mentor to many in his life.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his children: one daughter - Karen and husband, Derick Finnigan, of Brownwood, Texas; one son - Al and wife, Elena, Keeney of Burnet, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty, and one daughter, Kathy Mikol; two sisters and two brothers-in-law.

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Lucian Nell Fox Bynum

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Lucian Nell Fox Bynum passed from this life to the next on February 21, 2019 at the age of 92. She was born in Ola, Kaufman County, Texas on March 2, 1926 to Lettie LaRoe Fox and Lucian Norwood Fox. She was the youngest of seven children.

She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Kaufman High School. Lucian married Otto Bynum on February 22, 1953. They remained married for over 61 years until his death on June 14, 2014.

Otto and Lucian moved to the Central Texas area in 1953, where she lived for most of her life. She was a Christian, a student of God’s Word and a longtime member of the 2nd and Wallace Street Church of Christ, where she taught both children and adult Bible classes.

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Nona Inez McMilllan Evans

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Nona Inez McMillan Evans, 88, most recently of San Saba, Texas, passed over to be with the Lord on February 10, 2019. Nona was born February 18, 1930 in London, Texas to Jack and Odell Solomon McMillan. She graduated as Salutatorian of her London High School Class in 1947. She played piano for revival and church in Brownwood, Mason and London. Nona was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fredericksburg.

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James Don "JD" Gray

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James Don “JD” Gray was born, November 23, 1931, nine miles west of Cherokee. He died at home in Llano on February 21, 2019. JD was preceded in death by his father, Charles Frank Gray, and mother, Eula Pankey Gray.

He married Doris Lee McLerran on May 25, 1951. He was preceded in death by Doris Lee in 1969. On March 11, 1971, JD and Towanna Jones were married. She stood beside him for the following 48 years.

Jimmy Don is survived by his loving wife Towanna of Llano; his sister, Frances Ann Ellison, of Batesville Arkansas; one son,

Charles Frank, of Fairbanks, Alaska; three daughters: Lynda Ann (and husband, Michael Randolph) of Cherokee; Jimma Lee (and husband, John Byrd) of San Saba; and Tonya Levette Gray of Llano. His grandchildren are: JD Gray, Dawn Ball, Jason Randolph, Charles Daniel Gray, Nick Gray, Colton Gray and Kellen Everett. He is survived by eight great-grandchildren.

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Jimmie Lee Rawls

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A memorial service for Jimmie Rawls, age 81, of Brownwood, TX, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Shiloh Bible Church. He passed away February 3, 2019 at his residence.

Jimmie Lee was born March 1, 1937 in San Saba, Texas to Henry Eli and Dovie Lee Smith Rawls. He moved to the Houston area and worked as a carpenter before being employed by Monsanto Chemical Plant for 13 years. The welding bug eventually got him and he joined the 211 Union, and later the Plumber – Pipefitting Union 522 in Kentucky.

When the construction work in Houston got slow, Jimmie went to Alaska and worked on the pipeline. He always said “If I’d been a young man when I went to Alaska, I would never have come back to the lower 48.”

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Dawn Sharon Lewis Felts

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Dawn Sharon Lewis Felts, age 77, of San Saba, Texas, passed from this life cradled in the arms of her husband on Saturday, January 26, 2019 –– two days after their 60th wedding anniversary. We will always remember her as a beacon of Christian faith with a smile in her heart and a twinkle in her eye.

The vibrant, sunny Dawn was born to the late Russell Austin and Esther (nee Deveny) Lewis on June 27, 1941, in Austin, Texas. She graduated from San Saba High School in 1959, where she was Band President, an avid drummer, and musician.

At the age of 17, Dawn married her high school sweetheart on January 24, 1959, and they made their first home in Abilene, Texas, where they attended Abilene Christian University together. Dawn’s passion for teaching spanned a 37-year career. She served 18 years at San Saba ISD from 1984 until she retired in 2002. She treasured the friendship and ongoing socialization with the colleagues she befriended there.

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Reva Hazel Edgerton

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Reva Hazel Edgerton died on February 6, 2019 at the age of 91 in Kerrville, Texas. Born in San Saba, Texas on August 30, 1927, Reva graduated from San Saba High School in 1944. As a child growing up during the Great Depression, she developed a lifelong perseverance and work ethic that defined her entire life. She married J.R. Edgerton on January 19, 1946 and together they made their home in San Saba for the next 41 years. She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church.

Reva was a selflessly devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

She was employed with the San Saba ISD for many years serving both as the elementary librarian and in the special education department. Many of her students experienced her great love and compassion for them even beyond the classroom.

Reva prided herself as a homemaker, a wonderful cook and expert seamstress.

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Patricia Gray Senterfitt

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Patricia Gray Senterfitt died on January 30, 2019 at the age of 90 in Austin, Texas from a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in San Saba, Texas on March 17, 1928, Patricia graduated from San Saba High School and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

She was married on October 3, 1959 to the Honorable Reuben E. Senterfitt, who served two terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1951 to 1955. Patricia served for several terms on the San Saba City Council and was an Elder and Deacon in the First Presbyterian Church of San Saba, where she also served on numerous committees.

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Yoko Lackey

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Yoko Lackey, age 79, of San Saba, Texas, went to her eternal home on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Yoko was born on February 1, 1939 in Kanagawaken, Japan, to Sabaru and Hirozo Komi. Yoko graduated from high school and met the love of her life, Fletcher Lackey. They married and to this union five children were born. Yoko owned and operated the “Little Kitchen” in San Saba for over 20 years. She was best known for her egg rolls and tacos. Yoko was an excellent cook and she loved seeing all the people and visiting. She never met a stranger in her taco shop and you were always greeted with a smile. Yoko loved her family and spending time with them, especially when they were fishing. She will always be remembered as the little lady at the Little Kitchen. . . “Yoko.”

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