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David Lane Bevels

David Lane Bevels, 67, of Clifton passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Providence Hospital. The family held a memorial service Friday, April 28, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, Clifton. David was born January 28, 1950 in Waxahachie, to Roy Lee and Betty Jo (Winn) Bevels. After graduating from Waxahachie High School in 1968, he attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Science degree. On June 14, 1974, he married Kimberly Beth Houghteling. David took pride in his career as a ranch manager and pasture management. Aside from his career, he took a strong interest in volunteering. He was Trustee for First United Methodist Church, Board President of the Bosque County Farm Bureau, and worked with the Central Texas Youth Fair. Over the years, he received several Superior Volunteer Awards. He served his country in the Army National Guard for 6 years.

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Barbara Ann Bible

Barbara Ann Bible age 68 of Waco, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 in a Waco, Texas nursing facility. Graveside funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Morgan Cemetery. Pastor William Allen officiated. Visitation was from 6 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Barbara Ann Holmes was born on December 13, 1948 in Fort Hood, Texas to Brewer Lloyd and Betty Jane Gurney Holmes. She attended school in the Palestine School District. Barbara married Joe Bible on August 26, 1971. She worked in many different areas in her lifetime being a seamstress, working in restaurants, and also in telemarketing. Barbara attended the Spring Street Baptist Church. During her free time she enjoyed reading, crafts, puzzles, and more so enjoying her grandchildren. Barbara was blessed to have recently enjoyed a once in a lifetime trip with her family on a cruise to Cozumel.

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Lula Ann Damron Morrison

Lula Ann Damron Morrison age 78 of Walnut Springs, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Glen Rose, Texas. Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Walnut Springs Baptist Church. Rev. T.J. Joyner officiated. Burial was at the Fulton Cemetery near Walnut Springs. Visitation was from 6 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Walnut Springs Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Judson Morrison, Rick Hunter, Steve Hunter, Chas Walts, T.J. Tweedle, and Robert Morrison. Lula Ann Damron was born on October 30, 1938 in Walnut Springs, Texas to Marshall and Thelma Eugenia Parker Damron. She graduated high school from Walnut Springs. After graduation she went to work for South Western Bell Telephone Company for a few months before enrolling in TCU. Ann graduated from TCU with a BA degree in Education. After she graduated from TCU her and Garland decided to get married. To this marriage one son was born, Keith.

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Susan Baxter Price Spurlock

Susan (Sue) Baxter Price Spurlock age 69 of Meridian, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at her residence in Meridian. Memorial services are pending. Susan Baxter was born on April 15, 1948 in Hyrum, Utah to Lamont and Lucy Hill Baxter. Susan was a longtime resident of Meridian where she lived since 1988. She worked at the video store for a number of years, now where First Security State Bank in Meridian is located. She enjoyed people, antiques, her grandchildren, and watching movies. She is survived by her two sons, John ( Johnny) Spurlock of Bellville, Texas and James ( Jimmy) Spurlock of Fort Worth; three granddaughters, Samantha, Danielle, and Sophie; two grandsons, Jacoby and Madden; four sisters, Dortha Jessup, Lois Ann Hopkins, Bonnie Lemon, and Donna Parsons. Sue will be missed by her close friends: Warren, Betty, Shonnie, and Freddy. Domestic Abuse was one of the things she overcame in her life.

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Edwin Adolphus Peters

Edwin Adolphus Peters, 88, of Austin passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at Norse with Pastor Bill Metting officiating. Burial followed at Norse cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Edwin was born July 23, 1928 to James and Lila Marie (Linberg) Peters on beautiful Bee Creek in Bosque County. Edwin grew up on the family farm at Bee Creek. He graduated from Clifton High School in 1946.

Edwin joined the US Marine Corps, where he served his country from 1946-1948. Upon returning from the service, Edwin married the love of his life Peggy Ann Pylant on July 10, 1949.

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Rodney Lee Barner

Rodney Lee Barner, 61, of Clifton passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his residence. The family will hold a Memorial service at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 30, 2017 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap.

Rodney was born September 21, 1955 in Slaton to Bill and Jo Barner. He spent his younger years in Post and his Jr. year he went to school in Slaton for automotive mechanics. His senior year he moved to Clifton to work at the family business gas station and auto repair.

He met Renee Epley and they married on November 28, 1981. In 1984, they had their first child, Adam. In 1986, Rodney was involved in an accident that required countless surgeries, recovery and physical therapy. Through all of this he went back to school and in 1991, their second child Hayley was born.

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Patricia Annita Wurbs

Mrs. Patricia Annitia Wurbs, age 80, of Valley Mills passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Clifton Nursing and Rehabilitation center in Clifton. Funeral services were held Friday, April 21, 2017 at Clifton Funeral Home. Burial followed at Clifton Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at Clifton Funeral Home.

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Phil Guinn

Phillip Wayne “Phil” Guinn age 74, of Meridian, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in a Waco, Texas hospital surrounded by his friends and family.

A memorial funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 p.m., at the Meridian First Baptist Church with Rev. Colin Errington officiating.

Phillip Wayne Guinn was born on April 5, 1942 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Floyd Orville and Edith Virginia Lane Guinn. He graduated from Abernathy High School. After high school he went to West Texas State University where he graduated with his BA degree in Education. Phil taught school at numerous places.

He met Susan Taylor in O’Donnell, Texas and they were united in marriage on February 14, 1971 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple moved to Meridian in 1997 when Phil took a job at the Bosque Valley Golf Club as course manager. He served as the golf course manager for 11 years before his retirement.

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Jewel Blanche Buie

Jewel Blanche (Judy) Buie, 94, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017.

The funeral took place at 10 a.m. Wednesday April 12 at Greenwood- Arlington Chapel with interment; following at 3 p.m. at the Morgan Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday at Greenwood-Arlington Chapel. Memorials:

Judy was born Nov. 9, 1922 in Eden to William and Lizzie Jo Massey. She lived there until she was 17 years old and moved to San Angelo until 1941 when she moved to Dallas.

She met John Buie in San Angelo in 1941 and he left after they were engaged to assignment with the U. S. Army Air Corps in Hawaii where he was stationed when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

A resident of Arlington since 1968, she was a Cooper Award winner and life member of Arlington Women’s Club, a member of Northwest Christian Church, Encore Club, and SOS (Support Our Shelter).

Judy was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Buie; her oldest son, Carey Dale Buie; two brothers and three sisters.

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Vernon Eugene Plemons

Vernon Eugene “Gene” Plemons, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with his Lord on Monday, April 3, 2017. Services were held Thursday, April 6, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Dr. Jerry Smith and Dr. Joe Bailey officiating. Interment followed at Rosemound Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Wednesday, April 5, at the funeral home.

Gene was born in Crawford, Texas, to Vernon Wood and Mary Muriel “Jackie” Brown Plemons on January 9, 1926. He graduated from Crawford High School in 1943. On November 19, 1943, at age 17, Gene joined the United State Navy to serve in WWII, joining his father and brothers in serving his country. He was part of the northern Japanese invasionary force and was en route to Japan when the atomic bombs were dropped ending the war. He was honorably discharged on April 20, 1946.

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