Obituaries

Phil B. “Horsefly” McCoury

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Phil B. McCoury age 85, of Bend, Texas, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on September 5, 2020. Phil was born on April 14, 1935, in Chappel Community in San Saba, Texas, to James McCoury and Juanita Kenney. He attended school at Chappel and Bend. Phil B. was a true farmer and rancher if there ever was one. He also worked for Bend Landscaping for many years. Phil loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.

Delfina Leal

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Delfina Leal, 57, of San Saba, Texas, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020. She was born in San Saba, Texas, to Joe Reyes and Mary Rojas on May 16, 1963.

HM “Sonny” Boswell

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HM “Sonny” Boswell of San Saba died September 4, 2020, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. He was 90 years old.

Gloria Gosch Sparkman

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Gloria Gosch Sparkman, 93, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2020. Gloria was born October 16, 1926, in San Saba, Texas, to Clarence and Willie Belle Harris Gosch.

Doris Taylor

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Doris Taylor, age 92, of Pontotoc, Texas passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 surrounded by her family at her ranch. Doris was born in Lampasas, Texas on May 14, 1928 to William McNeil and Annie Robbins.

Weita Rose Williamson

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Rose Williamson age 76, of Brownwood, Texas, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020, in Brownwood, Texas. Rose was born on January 30, 1944, in Kermit, Texas, to Hershall and Weita “Robinson” Cox. Rose grew up in Odessa, Texas, where she attended and graduated High School. She attended Tarleton State University, and she met Tommie Tinney and to this union two children were born. Rose moved back to East Texas where she met and married her husband of 18 years, Jerry Williamson. They returned to make their home in Brownwood, Texas for the last 16 years. Rose enjoyed her family, camping, and her dog. Emma.

Robert "Bob" Henline

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8/1/1970–8/19/2020 In memory of a gifted and recognized journalist and editor Editor of The Cordell Beacon, Cordell, OK (sister paper to San Saba News & Star).

Domingo Duarte Botello

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Domingo Duarte Botello 92, of San Saba, Texas, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020. He was born in Pasche, Texas, to Crisostomo España Botello and Maria De Jesus Duarte on February 19, 1928.

John Curtis "J.C." Murray

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John Curtis “J.C.” Murray, 86, passed away August 5, 2020, in Mansfield. He is preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Murray; daughter, Belinda Murray; and great granddaughter, McKinlee Barrett. J.C. is survived by his son, Timothy; daughter, Kathy (husband Stan); grandchildren: Amanda, Casey, Chris, Ryan and Hailey; great grandchildren: Devin, Grayson. Calvin, Natalye, Weston and Renley; sister, Shirley; niece, Gennie; and nephew, Alan.

Roy Lon Smith

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Roy Lon Smith, 78, of Richland Springs passed away Monday, August 8, 2020, at his residence in Richland Springs. Mr.