Obituaries

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Barbara Ann Tanner Morrow

Barbara Ann Tanner Morrow age 80 of Walnut Springs, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Waco, Texas with family by her side.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Walnut Springs Baptist Church. Rev. T.J. Joyner and Rev. Jeremiah Rue officiated. Visitation was from Noon until service time at the church. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut Springs. Pallbearers were Greg Morrow, Derik Morrow, Ryan Morrow, Patrick Macenko, Bryan Bowman and Brady Dempsey.

Barbara Ann Tanner was born on December 27, 1936 in Walnut Springs to Archie Tanner, Jr., and Eva Hazel Goyne. She was a 1955 graduate from Walnut Springs High School. After High School she moved to Fort Worth and became a military wife for a number of years.

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Michael D. Burns

Service for Michael D. Burns, 68, of Cleburne, was Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in the First Baptist Church of Cleburne. Dr. Danny Crosby and Dr. Steve Mullen officiated. Burial was in Baker-Lain Cemetery. Pallbearers were Justin Campbell, Bobby Horton, Greg Fletcher, Jason Finch, Mike Campbell, Danny Wallace and Richard Jackson. Visitation was Tuesday, at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home.

Michael D. Burns passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 in Ft. Worth. He was born June 17, 1949 in Corpus Christi, TX. He married Deborah Kay Cheek on March 1, 1969 in Corpus Christi.

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Rev. B.I. Dahl, Jr.

Rev. B.I. Dahl Jr., 92, of Clifton passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Full obituary to follow. Condolences may be made at www.cliftonfh.com

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Sep

Timothy Cook

Timothy “Tim” Cook, 53, of Clifton passed away at Providence Hospital Sunday, August 27, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 1, 2017 at Church of Christ, Clifton with Minister Steve Countryman officiating. Burial will follow at Oswald Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Clifton Funeral Home.

Tim was born November 6, 1963 to Clifford Cook and Lula Belle (Oswald) Cook. After graduating from Clifton High School in 1982, he attended TSTI. He worked for David’s Grocery, Gearench, and Cross Creek Furniture, where he made cushions for all of the couches. He also worked for Clifton Moulding and Clifton Independent School District. In 1991, he married Beth Pipes. Tim had a love for fishing and hunting, but did more fishing in the last few years. He was a member of Church of Christ, Clifton. Preceding him in death were his mother and sister, Beverly Cook.

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Lee Glascock Evans Bennett

Lee Glascock Evans Bennett, of Marfa and Clifton, passed away on Tuesday, August 08, 2017, at Lutheran Sunset Ministries’ Sunset Home. Her Clifton memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church, Clifton, on Friday, August 11, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Mary Gean Cope officiating. Her Marfa memorial service will take place at a later date. Lee was born in El Paso on August 29, 1921. She moved to Marfa just before her fifth birthday, and graduated from Marfa High School. Lee attended Baylor University, and graduated in 1942 with Who’s Who and Most Representative Woman Student honors from that institution. She was an active member of the precursor to the Pi Beta Phi sorority, the Alpha Omega Club, Baylor’s oldest girls’ club. Following graduation, Lee married Robert E. (Bob) Evans. World War II intervened, however, and Bob was killed in France Lee then worked in the Marfa Army Air Field and met and married Murphy Bennett in 1948. The Bennetts and sons Travis and B.C.

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Elvida Larson Faries

Elvida Larson Faries, 93, of Clifton passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug, 5, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Clifton. Elvida Castelle Larson was born in Bosque County, Texas, on February 15, 1924, to Norwegian immigrants Anna Hagen Larson and Lars Larson. Reverend O. T. Boe baptized Elvida at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton on March 13, 1924. Elvida grew up on a farm near Norse as the youngest of eleven children. Rev. Boe confirmed her at Trinity Lutheran Church on June 26, 1938. In 1942, she graduated from Clifton High School and went on to attend Drawghn Business College in Waco, taking PBX and typing. She married Paul Faries on Oct. 27, 2002. Paul passed on July 11, 2005. Elvida worked for Hollywood Varsarette, a division of Munsingwear and also for Multi-Amp Corporation in Dallas.

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Pearl Emma Mickelson

Pearl Emma Mickelson, 106, of Clifton passed away to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Clay McCord officiating. A visitation will be held from 1:00-1:55 p.m. at the Church. Burial will follow at Norse Cemetery. Pearl was born July 20, 1911, in Waco to Neil and Annie Amundson. She was one of five children, in order of birth: Julia, Aline, Arthur, Pearl and Harry Lee. She graduated from Union Hill High School and Draughons Business College in Dallas. She also attended Clifton Junior College. On July 10, 1937, Pearl Amundson married Carl Mickelson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap. In 1939, Pearl and husband, Carl moved to Houston where they lived for 39 years. In 1942, their son, Larry was born and their second son, Donnie was born in 1944. She will be dearly missed and remembered in the hearts of her family, relatives and friends.

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09
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Elvida Larson Faries

Elvida Larson Faries, 93, of Clifton passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug, 5, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Clifton. Elvida Castelle Larson was born in Bosque County, Texas, on February 15, 1924, to Norwegian immigrants Anna Hagen Larson and Lars Larson. Reverend O. T. Boe baptized Elvida at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton on March 13, 1924. Elvida grew up on a farm near Norse as the youngest of eleven children. Rev. Boe confirmed her at Trinity Lutheran Church on June 26, 1938. In 1942, she graduated from Clifton High School and went on to attend Drawghn Business College in Waco, taking PBX and typing. She married Paul Faries on Oct. 27, 2002. Paul passed on July 11, 2005. Elvida worked for Hollywood Varsarette, a division of Munsingwear and also for Multi-Amp Corporation in Dallas.

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Pearl Emma Mickelson

Pearl Emma Mickelson, 106, of Clifton passed away to her heavenly home on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Clay McCord officiating. A visitation will be held from 1:00-1:55 p.m. at the Church. Burial will follow at Norse Cemetery. Pearl was born July 20, 1911, in Waco to Neil and Annie Amundson. She was one of five children, in order of birth: Julia, Aline, Arthur, Pearl and Harry Lee. She graduated from Union Hill High School and Draughons Business College in Dallas. She also attended Clifton Junior College. On July 10, 1937, Pearl Amundson married Carl Mickelson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap. In 1939, Pearl and husband, Carl moved to Houston where they lived for 39 years. In 1942, their son, Larry was born and their second son, Donnie was born in 1944. She will be dearly missed and remembered in the hearts of her family, relatives and friends.

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Walter Wayne Beasley

Walter Wayne Beasley, 80, of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Private family services will be held at a later date. Walter was born February 21, 1937 in Alvin. He married Mary Jo Rawlings on September 1, 1961 in Hamilton. He was a welder and ranch foreman by trade. He enjoyed ranching work, even after he retired. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kopperl. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Ann Beasley; four sisters; two brothers; and sister-in-law, Virginia Pinkerton. Survivors include wife of 54 years, Mary Beasley of Clifton; sons, Lonnie Beasley and wife Brenda of Cranfills Gap, and Roy Beasley of Meredian; daughter, Terri Beasley of Clifton; eight grandchildren, Nikki, Mindi, Amanda, Samantha, Tabitha, Willie, Chrissy, and Johnny; 23 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Edwin Rawlings and wife Sue of Lakeside Village, and Earl Rawlings of Amarillo; and several nieces and nephews.

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