Obituaries

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18
Mar

Rosie Lee Redmon - Toliver

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18
Mar

Patrick Randall Rushing

Patrick Rushing, 70, of Hearne died Monday, March 14, 2016. He was born on October 12, 1945, in Temple. Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday, March 18, 2016. Visitation will be before service from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral home in Hearne. Patrick “Pat”, along with his daughter, was the owner of Joyce’s Florist in Hearne from 1993-2004. He was a huge fan of all sports especially his Alma Mater Baylor. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents: CT and Emma Rushing. He is survived by his wife of 26 years; Betty, four daughters; Melissa, Bobbie, Joni and Carol, and Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
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18
Mar

Jack Sisson Whitlow

Jack Sisson Whitlow, 79 was born April 10, 1936, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, formerly of Hearne, passed away December 21, 2015 at his home. A gathering of family and friends is set for Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne.
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18
Mar

Mary Garcia Contreras

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11
Mar

Rosie Lee Redmon - Toliver

Rosie Lee Redmon – Toliver was born to the late Matthew and Anna Norwood – Redmon on January 4, 1914. She departed her earthly life on February 13,2016 at Lampstand Health and Rehab. Services were held Saturday, February 20, 2016 starting at 11:00 a.m. at Independent Missionary Baptist Church. Services were led by Rev. Walter Ward, officiated by Rev. Eddie L. Taylor and featured eulogist Rev. W.C. Adams. She is proceeded in death by her husband Ed Toliver; children, Ed Toliver, Jr., Erma Toliver and Earl Toliver; brothers, Oscar and Nathaniel Redmon; son-in-law’s, Rev. Donald F. Adams and Rev. Clifford Warren. She attended Blackshear School and worked various jobs, her last job being at Texas A&M University.

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04
Mar

Flora Etta Ridgeway Sessums

Flora Etta Ridgway Sessums, a faithful, loving and Godly woman went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 19, 2016 at the age of 86. Flora was born on November 2, 1929 to Joe and Dora Ridgway in El Campo, Texas. She grew up and attended school in Waxahachie, Texas. Flora married J.E. “Shorty” Sessums on July 10, 1948. They were married for 50 years until his death in 1999. Flora was a member of the Sneed Memorial United Methodist Church in Calvert, Texas. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, “Guinea” and friend to many people. Flora was a retired teachers aid. She found joy spending time in her yard, garden, tending to her chickens, going fishing and cooking. Flora is preceded in death by her parents; Joe and Dora Ridgway, her husband; J.E. “Shorty” Sessums of 50 years, a daughter-in-law; Judy Sessums and a special friend, John Skaines, Jr.

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04
Mar

Norma June Hurst

Norma June Hurst, of Gause, passed away Sunday, February 29, 2016. Norma is survived by her children; Cheryl K. Wells, Robert C. Gingrich Jr., Rhonda Avery, and Kelly Gangford. A private family services will be held by Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne, Texas.

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26
Feb

Roy Dean Baggerly

Roy Dean Baggerly of Gause, Texas was born September 30, 1961 in Hearne. He entered eternal rest February 21, 2016 leaving behind a legacy of service to his family, friends, and anyone in need that he met Roy Dean was the fourth child of Roy Lee and Nelda Baggerly Roy Dean had a passion to serve others. He was a firefighter for the Gause Volunteer Fire Department, worked tirelessly for Heartfield EMS and Bluebonnet EMS, and was a member of the Hearne Masonic Lodge. In most recent years he began attending Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hearne. Family and friends fondly called him and his brother Ernest “The Boys”. According to his nieces and nephews his greatest accomplishment was that he was an amazing uncle! Roy Dean was preceded in death by his father and mother; Roy Lee and Nelda Baggerly, brother-in- law; Larry Morrison, and nephew; Wesley Isaacs.

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19
Feb

San Juana “ Janie” Ortiz Lopez

San Juana Ortiz Lopez, known as “Janie” was born in Branchville, Texas on September 3, 1937 and passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on February 9, 2016 at Crossroads Nursing and Rehab. She was a devoted Catholic, mother, homemaker, and enjoyed taking care of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Janie is preceded in death by her parents; Juan and Sopopa Ortiz, her son; David Lopez Sr., her granddaughter; Tiara Mack, her grandson; Ralph Martinez, her sister; Minnie Magallanes, her brothers; Fidel Castillo, Pablo “Paul” Ortiz, Willie Aleman, and Narcizo “Pete” Aleman, her sisters–in–law; Lois Ortiz, Bethel Ortiz and Mary Castillo.

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19
Feb

Janie G. Bermudez

Janie G. Bermudez, 67, a longtime resident of Hearne, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Baylor Scott and White in College Station, Texas. She was born in Beeville, Texas on December 4, 1948 to Bernardo and Natalia (Perez) Gonzales. Janie was no celebrity, but she was well known for her cooking and great personality. Her breakfast tacos were loved and enjoyed by many. Many people knew where Janie worked because of the old blue suburban that she drove everywhere. Once they spotted the suburban, many would stop to see if she was there and they always come back for more. It’s sad that we won’t be able to enjoy those wonderful meals but she did teach many of her loved ones how to cook. Janie is survived by her daughter; Julie Torres and husband Juan, son; Martin Bermudez, daughter; Lupe Alvarado and husband Chris, son; Roy Bermudez Jr.

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