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Quint Hollis Sanderson

Quint Hollis Sanderson, age 53 Wharton, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Wharton, Texas. Quint was born to Jack and Sylvia (Anderson) Sanderson on September 18, 1963 in San Saba, Texas. Quint graduated from Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Texas. He was a member of Pecan Grove Baptist Church. He lived in San Saba for nearly twenty five years before making his home in Wharton, Texas where he worked doing custom pecan harvesting and drove a grain truck in the off season. Quint was known for his friendly smile and his favorite past time was socializing with his friends.

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Loyce Juverna Bogard

Loyce Juverna Bogard died April 18, 2017, at the Lampasas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lampasas, Texas. Juverna was born May 25, 1927, to Loye and Allene Barker in the Live Oak Community of San Saba, Texas. Her parents farmed “on the thirds and fourths”, and ultimately saved enough to buy a farm when she was in high school. Her family attended a small country church with visiting clergy from different Christian denominations when Juverna was a child. They attended sumLoyce Juverna Bogardmer revival meetings in San Saba, which were often held on the church lawn. This early experience led to her baptism at age 12 and an abiding faith for the rest of her life. She later attended the First Baptist Church in San Saba and then the First Baptist Church of Lampasas, where she has been a member since 1958. She married John F. Bogard in San Saba on October 26, 1944, when she was 17 – a year after she graduated from San Saba High School.

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Helen Lundberg

On April 4, 2017, our very precious Mom, Granny, Aunt, friend, etc., went to be with her Lord in Heaven. Helen Pearl porter Lundberg was born in Dickens County, September 4, 1915, to Samuel Lewers Porter and Alice Pearl (Lea) Porter. She was the eighth of nine children, and the last to join them in Heaven. Each of the nine children only married once, so they called themselves "the 18." What fun they had together!! After high school graduation as Valedictorian of her class, Helen went to Texas Tech in 1933. Upon graduation in Elementary Education, she began her 30+ years teaching career. She later obtained her Master of Education degree. Not only did she teach primarily 1st grade, she was always teaching family members, friends, church members, and anyone who wanted to learn from her vast knowledge. She met the love of her long life, Russell Lundberg, in the mid- 1930s, as he worked on the Matador Ranch, next door to her family ranch.

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Mike Wadsworth

Memorial Services for Mike Wadsworth, age 76, of San Saba County will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Mercury Baptist Church with Chad Anderson officiating; private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Mike passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Mike was born on September 21, 1940, in Houston, Texas. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mike married the love of his life, Pat Rhoden, on July 14, 1961, in La Porte, Texas. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired from Lubrizol Chemical after 23 years and moved to San Saba County in 1990, where he farmed and ranched until his death. After retiring from Lubrizol Chemical, he also worked for and retired from T.Y.C. and T.D.C.J. He was a past Master Mason of San Saba Lodge #612. Mike was a member and Deacon of Mercury Baptist Church.

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Ethel Faye Stewart “Mamaw”

Ethel Faye Stewart, age 99 of San Saba, Texas passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in San Saba, Texas. Faye was born on July 4, 1917 in Covington, Texas to Chancey and Zella (Warren) Ballenger. She was the eldest of three children. Faye married Paul F. Stewart on August 9, 1938 they had nine children. She was a homemaker, devoted Christian, and loved her family dearly. She will be dearly missed and her smile will never be forgotten.

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Milton Nicks

Milton Nicks, retired Verizon/GTE employee, passed away on April 1, 2017. He was 71 years old. He was born Jan. 30, 1946 in San Saba, Tx to Raymond Nicks and Ruth Mabry Nicks. He grew up in San Saba and Graduated from San Saba High School. He later earned a degree in Psychology from University of Texas Arlington.He served in the US Army in Oberammergau, Germany. Following his service he moved to San Angelo, Texas where he was employed by GTE. He served in various positions at GTE/Verizon in San Angelo TX, Irving Tx, Tampa, Fl, Caracas, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico. He retired in 2013 with 27 years of service. He was an avid golf and football enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Danny Nicks and first wife Jan Van Zandt.

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Blanche Eudell Biggs

Blanche Eudell Biggs passed away peacefully in San Saba, Tx, on April 7, 2017 at the age of 88. Funeral Services were held at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba on April 9, 2017 at 3p.m. with interment at San Saba Cemetery. She was born on October 8, 1928 to Alvie Jim and Nina Lora (Huges) Cook. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, James E Biggs, son, James Biggs Jr, and her daughter, Marilyn Biggs. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a brother, James Franklin Cook, and two sisters, Minnie Windham and Wilda Harvell. She married James Biggs on November 1, 1947 shortly after her mother had died. They helped her father raise the five younger siblings that were left without a mother. All of her family looked to her for guidance as she was the mother figure in their lives even after they were adults. James and Blanche made many sacrifices for her siblings, especially the younger ones. Blanche graduated from Goldthwaite High.

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Shirley M. Smithhart

Shirley Maurine Parker Smithhart passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 1:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 1901 W. Wallace, San Saba, TX. Shirley Smithhart was born in Healdton, Oklahoma on February 16, 1941 to parents Jeptha and Ethel Parker. Shirley and her parents moved to Fort Worth, TX when she was a small child where she lived until 1996 when she and her husband, J.T. Smithhart, moved their home to San Saba. She was married to J.T. Smithhart on March 30, 1957. She was a devoted wife to J.T., always expressing her love for her husband for all to see throughout their years together. Shirley was a caring mother to her four children raising them to know God's love and lean on his strength. Her extended family was important to her and she loved them all. She was always ready with an open heart for them. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Jeptha Parker and Ethel Mabry Parker. She is survived by her husband, J.T.

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Helen Lundberg

On April 4, 2017, our very precious Mom, Granny, Aunt, friend, etc., went to be with her Lord in Heaven. Helen Pearl porter Lundberg was born in Dickens County, September 4, 1915, to Samuel Lewers Porter and Alice Pearl (Lea) Porter. She was the eighth of nine children, and the last to join them in Heaven. Each of the nine children only married once, so they called themselves "the 18." What fun they had together!! After high school graduation as Valedictorian of her class, Helen went to Texas Tech in 1933. Upon graduation in Elementary Education, she began her 30+ years teaching career. She later obtained her Master of Education degree. Not only did she teach primarily 1st grade, she was always teaching family members, friends, church members, and anyone who wanted to learn from her vast knowledge. She met the love of her long life, Russell Lundberg, in the mid-1930s, as he worked on the Matador Ranch, next door to her family ranch.

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Joyce Fay Gaylor

Joyce Fay Gaylor gained her angel wings on March 30th, 2017. Her visitation was held at the Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba, Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 in the Chapel at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Joyce Gaylor was born on August 29th, 1942 to her parents, Joseph Edwin Maultsby and Betsy (Manning) Maultsby in San Saba, Texas. She lived in San Saba from her birth year in 1942 to her graduation year from high school in 1961. She then moved to Austin, Texas and lived there for most of her life before moving to Abilene, where she had been currently residing. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Abilene. She was a health food fanatic and loved to cook for her family and friends anytime they visited. She loved her granddaughter. She was a simple lady and didn't like too many extravagant things.

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