Obituaries

Fri
18
Aug

Kenneth Schronk

Funeral Services for Kenneth Dwayne Schronk are 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at Harrell Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Old Dublin Memorial Park Cemetery with U. S. Army Honor Guard Presentation. Visitation is Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harrell Memorial Chapel.

Kenneth, 65, died on Aug. 16, 2017. He was born in Dublin to his parents, Lawrence Ervin Schronk and Joyce Marie (Atchley) Schronk, on June 8, 1952. 

Kenneth joined the United States Army Field Artillery Division where he retired after many years of service. He married Kelly Jane Pettijohn, in Stephenville, Texas, on Aug. 23, 1985. Together, they raised their children, Kimberly Faith and Kenneth Dwayne, Jr.

Kenneth was a Baptist, a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of AMVETS, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Sons of the American Revolution.

Mon
31
Jul

Joe Westmoreland

Funeral Services for Joe Darrell Westmoreland, 87,  are 10:30 a.m.. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Harrell Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in Siloam Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at Harrell Memorial Chapel.

Joe died on July 30, 2017. He was born on April 15, 1930, in Comanche County, Texas. His parents were Thomas Oce Westmoreland and Effie (Hughes) Westmoreland.

Joe served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Bobbye (Barnett) Westmoreland on October 24, 2007, in Gustine, Texas. Joe worked for the Union Pacific Railroad until he retired.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one brother.

Thu
27
Jul

Jim Smith

James “Jim” Doyle Smith, 68, died on July 26, 2017. 

Funeral services will be 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church in Stephenville.

He was born in Santa Barbara, California on July 2, 1949 to his parents, Gaylord Doyle Smith and Alma (Crabtree) Smith.

Jim married Shirley Wallace, in Stephenville, on July 28, 1979. He worked and retired as a self-employed mechanic.
He was preceded in death, in May of 2017, by his sister, Evelyn Leichliter.

Jim will be remembered by his wife - Shirley Smith of Dublin, Texas; his son - Cory James Smith of Battle Creek, Michigan; his sister - Helen Smith Thornbrough of Yucaipa, California; and several other relatives who will miss him greatly.

Arrangements made under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

Mon
24
Jul

Barry Fox

A funeral service for Barry Lynn Fox will be held  10 a.m.. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Harrell Funeral Home.

Barry, 56, died on July 20, 2017. He was born in Stephenville, Texas on Aug. 31, 1960 to his parents, Harold Fox and Janice (Knox) Fox. 

Barry married Cathenia “Kathy” Joyce Daniel in Dublin on July 19, 2002. He worked as a carpenter and was a member of the First Christian Church in Stephenville, Texas.

Barry is preceded in death by his mother, Janice Fox Chacon on July 31, 1996.

Tue
18
Jul

William Higgins

William R Higgins (Bill) 69, of Dublin, passed away in Temple, TX, Sunday July 16, 2017.  A casual graveside service, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 8:30 a.m. Sunday July 23, 2017 at Gardens of Memory. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday July 22, 2017 from 6 p.m. to  8 p.m. Condolences to the family may be left online at heartlandfuneralhome.net or come by the funeral home to sign the register to the family. 

Bill was born April 19, 1948, in Falkirk, Scotland, to William and Helen (Robert) Higgins. His family immigrated to Canada where they remained until the transported Scots moved to Chicago, IL. 

Bill attended St. Rita Catholic School, following his graduation, Bill joined the military and served in the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, TX where he met Sharon Osborn. They got married February 28, 1970, on base at Fort Wolters. 

Fri
14
Jul

Harold Fritts

Harold Murry Fritts, 80, of Stephenville, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday July 16, 2017 at the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Weldon Branham officiating. Burial will follow at the West End Cemetery in Stephenville. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Harold Murry Fritts was born Oct. 10, 1936 in Gorman, Texas to the late Lloyd Burton and Vera Mae Bratton Fritts. 

He was a graduate of Comanche High School class of 1955. Harold was also a proud graduate of Texas A&M fightn’ class of 1959. 

He commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the United States Army, serving in the infantry, and was stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia and in Fort Hood, Texas. After completing active duty, he continued to serve as a Captain in the National Guard until May of 1968. 

Tue
11
Jul

Eliseo Torres

Funeral services for Eliseo Torres are Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.. at Harrell Memorial Chapel.

Interment will follow in Dublin Liveoak Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 12 from  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harrell Memorial Chapel

Torres died on July 9, 2017. He was born on September 10, 2001, in Dublin, Texas to parents Jose Antonio Torres and Francisca (Morantes) Torres.

Eliseo was a freshman at Dublin High School and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Tue
11
Jul

Michael Porter

A  family memorial graveside service for Michael Stephen Porter is pending under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

Michael was born on August 29, 1960 in Stephenville, Texas. He died on July 10, 2017 in Dublin, Texas at the age of 56.

Michael was the son of Woodie Porter and Kaye (Alexander) Porter. He was preceded in death by his father & mother.

Michael is survived by his sister- Lisa Porter of Dublin, Texas; his brother - Jason Porter of Oklahoma; his brother - David Morris of Florida: step-mother - Ruth Porter of Oklahoma and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Michael was a Carpenter before he retired.

Wed
05
Jul

Sara Harris

Funeral services for Sara Lou Harris are 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at Harrell Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in Erath Gardens of Memory.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Harrell Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Sara was born on July 20, 1924, in Vale, Tenn. She died on July 3, 2017, at the age of 92 years, 11 months and 13 days. 

She was the daughter of Munford Sills and Lillie (Greene) Sills. She was united in marriage to Charles L. Harris on Dec. 22, 1942, in Corith, Miss.

She was preceded in death by her husband on December 11, 2000; her son - Ed Harris in 2004, her daughter-in-law - Sandy (Hickey) Harris in 2014 and her sister - Violet (Bobbie) Claire Ragan in 1999.

Mon
03
Jul

Mary Wilson

Memorial services for Mary Annette Wilson are 10:30 am., Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Community Baptist Church in Dublin, Texas.

Mary was born on Oct. 10, 1954 in San Angelo, Texas. She died at the age of 62 in Dublin, Texas. She was the daughter of Jesse Wesley Covington and Wilma Fay (Jackson) Covington. She was united in marriage to Danny Michael Wilson on July 16, 1972 in Runnels, Texas.

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