Obituaries

Tue
28
Mar

Daisie Lunday

Daisie Lunday passed away on March 14, 2017. Daisie who was born June 26, 1946, is survived by her husband of 30 years, Mike, her family and friends. Daisie worked in the medical field caring lovingly for her patients. She was a long time resident of Bosque County. Services at this time are pending. Family and Friends will be notified when date and time when they have been determined

Tue
28
Mar

Charles Martin DeWitt, Sr

Charles Martin DeWitt Sr., 95, passed away on Friday, March 24th, 2017 in Clifton. The funeral and Celebration of Life will be held at First Baptist Church in Clifton on March 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. Family will be at the church at 10 a.m. for pre-service visits. Chuck was born on April 9, 1921 on a farm near Eagle Creek, Oregon, to immigrant parents from Canada and England. As a child, he began his education in a one-room schoolhouse with four other students and a single teacher. Subsequently, Chuck attended different schools each year, eventually graduating high school, attending 6 months of diesel trade school in Los Angeles and 2 years of junior college in Sacramento. Chuck served during World War II for three and a half years, two of which were spent aboard a Coast Guard cutter searching the North Pacific Ocean for enemy submarines.

Tue
28
Mar

Gerry A. Robinson

Gerry A Robinson age 63, of Kopperl, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Kopperl Methodist Church in Kopperl, Texas. Rev. Kent Berry officiated. Burial was at the Kopperl Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Pallbearers were Monte Armour, Steve Atkins, Randy Atkins, H.L. Adcock, Curry Regan, and Lyle Regan. Gerry A Robinson was born on December 31, 1953 in Meridian, Texas to Louis Earl and Myrtle Frances Jones Robinson. He was raised and educated in Kopperl. After he graduated high school he attended Hill Community College for a short period before he transferred to Tarleton State University in Stephenville. Gerry graduated from Tarleton State University with his Bachelors degree in Education. After receiving his teachers certificate he started coaching and teaching.

Tue
28
Mar

Jo Nell Homerstad Kent

Mrs. Jo Nell Homerstad Kent, age 90, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m.Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Norse with interment following at the Norse Cemetery. Jo Nell was born May 11, 1926 in Norse, Texas, daughter of John and Caia Homerstad. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of fifty-four years, Van Kent; brothers Arnold Homerstad, John Morris Homerstad, Loyd Verne Homerstad; and sisters Trudy Hay, Thelma Ellingson, and Janet Olson. Survivors include daughter Caia Kent McCullar and sonin- law David McCullar of Denton, and daughter Christi Kent of Groesbeck; three grandsons, Kent Bell of McKinney, Jeff Bell of Houston, and Logan Bell of Midlothian; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Homerstad of Clifton; one brother- in-law, George Kent and wife Elizabeth of Midlothian, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Wed
15
Mar

Elsie Mae Dowden

Elsie Mae Dowden passed from this life and entered Heaven’s gates on March 9, 2017 at the age of 100 years. She died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Sahuarita, Arizona surrounded by loving family.

Elsie was born in Davilla, Texas on September 29, 1916 to Josie Hitch Ercanbrack and William Howard Ercanbrack. Blessed with great health, Elsie was ill for only a short time after suffering a heart attack at age 100. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Reverend Wayland Dowden, daughter La Juana Watt, sister Inez Allsup, brother Buddy Ercanbrack, and her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Lexi.

She is survived by a son Ronald, and wife Nina Dowden of Clifton, Texas, a daughter Jan, and husband Steve Michel of Sahuarita, Arizona, a brother Gene Ercanbrack of Ballinger, Texas, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was also an aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Wed
15
Mar

Mildred Vinita Morrison

Mildred Vinita Morrison, 99, of Walnut Springs, passed away Friday afternoon, March 3, 2017, in Clifton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 7, at the Walnut Springs Baptist Church. Rev. T. J. Joyner officiated. The visitation was until service time the day of the service, also at the Walnut Springs Baptist Church. Interment was in the Russell Cemetery near Walnut Springs. Pallbearers: Keith Morrison, Steve Hunter, Rick Hunter, Judson Morrison, Robert Morrison, Chas Walts, T.J. Tweedle, and Scott Hunter.

Mildred Vinita Chapman was born on September 25, 1917 to Leslie Clay and Alberta “Bertie” Newton Chapman in Walnut Springs, Texas. Mildred grew up in Walnut Springs area and graduated from Morgan High School. At the age of 19, she married Earl C. Morrison on July 14, 1937. The young couple moved to and established their home in the country between Morgan and Walnut Springs, where they farmed and ranched.

Wed
15
Mar

M. G. Bramlett

M.G. Bramlett, 87, of Clifton passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Goodall-Witcher Nursing Facility. Funeral services were held Friday, March 10th at Zion United Church, Womack. Burial followed at Clifton Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, March 9th at Clifton Funeral Home. M.G. was born on March 20, 1929 in Otto, Texas. He married his high school sweetheart, Mae Belle Sager of Clifton, and moved to west Texas to work in the oil fields until their return to Clifton in 1953. He retired from M&M Mars in 1986, but continued to work cattle in the Womack community.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, four brothers, and four sisters.

Survivors include his sons, Rod and wife, Patrice, Rick and wife, Kim, Randall and wife, Rita; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

 

 

 

Tue
07
Mar

Janette Burreson

Janette Burreson, age 80, of Laguna Park, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in a Clifton care facility. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Meridian First Baptist Church. Rev. Richard Creech and Rev. Colin Errington officiated. Burial was at the Meridian Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Pallbearers were Shawn Holmes, Billy J. Wimberly, Dusty Holmes, Chris Holmes, Derrick Holmes, Ronnie Wimberly, Scotty Campbell, and Jimmy Gilliss. Janette was born on February 12, 1937 in Meridian, Texas to Melvin Virgil and Frances Virginia Elliott Gann. She was raised in Meridian, and graduated from Meridian High School. After graduation she married Gene Burreson on April 17, 1953 in Meridian. Gene and Janette moved frequently following Gene’s job. Janette was able to see many places throughout her lifetime while Gene was in the United States Air Force. After Gene got out of the service they moved to Odessa.

Tue
07
Mar

Nelson Jennings Adams

Nelson Jennings “Doc” Adams age 88 of Woodway, passed from this life to his eternal rest on February 27, 2017 in Waco, Texas. He was born on February 15, 1929, in Los Angeles, California to Lucille Pearl Lawrence Adams and William Jennings Adams. He was raised near Cache, Oklahoma, graduating from Cache High School in 1947. He graduated from Cameron Junior College in Lawton, Oklahoma, then attended Oklahoma A&M University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and a master’s degree in Agronomy. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He completed his education by earning a doctoral degree in Meats & Muscle Biology from Texas A&M University. On December 27, 1958, he married Roberta Frances Peoples in Fort Worth, Texas. They were blessed with four well-loved daughters.

Tue
28
Feb

Ivan Allison Johnson

Ivan Allison Johnson, 89, passed away on February 25, 2017 at Red Oak Health and Rehab in Red Oak. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, March 2nd at the Old Rock Church in Cranfills Gap with Pastor Ryan Pederson officiating. Burial will follow at the Rock Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. He was born on April 24, 1927 in Cranfills Gap to C. O. (Charlie) Johnson and Edyth (Carlson) Johnson. He grew up in Cranfills Gap where he was baptized on June 5, 1927 and confirmed into faith on June 21, 1942 at Saint Olaf Lutheran Church. He graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth. After high school he enlisted into the Navy in 1945 and left the day after graduation. While in the Navy he received the Victory and Asian – Pacific Campaign Medals. He was Honorably Discharged on July 8, 1946, achieving the rank of Seaman First Class.

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