Obituaries

Fri
21
Sep

Rose Jones

Rose Jones was born at home in Dublin, Erath County, Texas to Lonzo and Mae Trice Jones on Dec. 29, 1935.  She passed away Sept. 18, 2018.  A celebration of her life will be held on Sept. 29, 2018, at 12 p.m. at West Oaks Independent Living, 1212 West 6th Street Lampasas, Texas.

Rose was a member of Lake Victor Baptist Church. She was the wife of a Deacon. Her life was filled with joy and service to her Lord. Her compassion was to help others in need in her church family and friends.  

Rose was preceded in death by her husband Tom Jones, her parents Lonzo and Mae Trice, and her four siblings, Wynelle, Melba, Faye, and W.L. 

She is survived by her sister Mavis Jo Alexander and husband Hoyt of Corinth Mississippi, daughter Debbie Perry and husband Marc of Lampasas and Steve Jones of Lakeway.  Rose is also survived by six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren to whom brought her great joy and laughter. 

Wed
19
Sep

Betty Faulkner

Betty Marilyn Wallin Faulkner, 80 of Tow, passed from her earthly life into her savior’s loving arms Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at Mulberry Manor in Stephenville.

Betty was born Nov. 3,1937 in Brownfield, Texas to Marie and Ed Wallin. They later moved to San Angelo and then Brady where Betty completed high school in 1956. She attended what was then North Texas State University in Denton and obtained her degree in business education in 1960.

While attending college, she married James Keith Faulkner on July 27,1957; to that union, two children were born.

After graduation, Betty worked for a year as secretary to the Lewisville Schools superintendent until a teaching position became available the following year. She taught there until she retired and the family decided to move to Tow where her parents were living. While there, she and her husband opened a nursery and gas station.

Wed
19
Sep

Brantley Banister

Brantley Michael Banister, 78, entered Heaven early this morning, Sept. 14, 2018. 

He was born to Howard Dale Banister  and Constance Valerie (Wise) Banister on Dec. 29, 1939 in Galveston, Texas.

Brantley married Sonja Ann (Plocheck) on Dec. 31, 1958 in Baytown, Texas. Together they raised three children. 

Brantley was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a Baptist and retired as a chemist for Milach-Becker Oil Company.

He will be remembered by: His wife, Sonja Banister of Dublin; his daughter, Deborah Deneene Eposito of El Mira, New York; his sons, Keith Kelly Banister of Mt. Pleasant, Texas and Steven David Banister of Galveston, Texas; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and several friends and other relatives.

Services will be scheduled at a later date under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

Wed
05
Sep

Mark Hamilton

Funeral services for Robert Mark Hamilton are on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at 10:30 am. in First Baptist Church in Dublin. Burial will follow at Dublin Liveoak Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday, Sept. 6 at Harrell Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm.

Memorials may be made to the kitchen of the First Baptist Church, to the needs of the Ester Ruth Sunday School Class.

Mark was born on Feb. 24, 1958, in Lubbock, Texas.  He died on Aug. 30, 2018, at the age of 60 years, 6 months and 6 days.  

He was the son of Robert Earl Hamilton and Edith LaNell (Horn) Hamilton.  He is survived by his mother, LaNell Hamilton of Dublin; his sons, Steven Robert Hamilton of San Antonio and Chris Evans of Corpus Cristi, Texas; his grandchildren, Lindsy and Carly Hamilton of DeLeon; his sister and brother-in-law, Kelly Winningham and Bert of Dublin; his niece, Brittany Smith of Fort Worth, Texas, and numerous other relatives and many friends who will miss him dearly.

Wed
05
Sep

Wanda Sharp

Wanda Geraldine (Hall) Sharp, 90, of Dublin, Texas, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Greens Creek Baptist Church in Dublin. David Blagg will be officiating. Burial will follow at Lower Green’s Creek Cemetery. Services are under direction of Stephenville Funeral Home.

Wed
29
Aug

Talmadge Fails

T. A. Fails, 87, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, in Temple, Texas.

He was born on Jan. 27, 1931, in Comanche County, Texas, to R. M. and Inez (Johnson) Fails.  

For seven years he served in the National Guard.  

On June 23, 1951, he was united in marriage to Louise Iletha Phifer in Comanche.  

She preceded him in death on March 30, 2017.  

For 30 years, he was assistant post master in Comanche and was a member of the Comanche Volunteer Fire Department for many years. 

Talmadge was a devoted family man and most of all he loved playing with his grandchildren. 

He loved fishing, deer hunting and was an awesome carpenter.   Talmadge was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

He is survived by his sons, Tim Fails of Rowlett, Ronnie Fails of Dublin and Kent Fails of Dublin; daughter, Melanee “Denise” Schwartz of Comanche; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Wed
29
Aug

Sam Moore

Sammy Leroy Moore, 70 years young, left us Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at his home in Daingerfield surrounded by his family. 

Born Feb. 20, 1948, in Rockford, Illinois, son of Raymond and Alline (Smith) Moore. Sam married Dixie Sloan on September 1, 1979, and she was the love of his life. 

Sam graduated from a small rural school in Clover Bend, Arkansas, in 1966 with dreams of someday being a high school basketball coach. 

After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University, he realized that dream and went on to coach for 16 years, in Dublin and Saltilo, taking many of his teams to the finals at Regional and State tournaments. 

He became “Coach” to all that knew him and is still “Coach” to this day. Sam had many passions but none so dear as his competitive love of racing go-carts. 

He could make an engine do amazing things and he loved the annual family cart racing. 

Wed
22
Aug

Ben Tidwell

Ben Arthur Tidwell, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in Stephenville

 

Wed
22
Aug

Georgia Richardson

Georgia Faye Richardson died on Aug. 17, 2018. She was born on the Feb. 12, 1934, to George Daniel Fraley and Era Faye (Fenwick) Fraley in Comanche County.

 

She worked as a homemaker and as a medical aid nurse in nursing homes.

 

Wed
22
Aug

Doris Prim

Doris Laverne (Kidwell) Prim, 74, of Dublin, died on Aug. 16, 2018.

 

Doris was born to Richard Henry Kidwell and Katy Lillian Hewell on Oct. 19, 1943, in Denison, Texas.

 

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