Obituaries

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Francisco Esparza

Francisco Esparza

Francisco Esparza died Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 26, at OLPH Catholic Church, with burial following in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 4, 1950 in Mexico. He was employed by the Crockett County Water Control.

He is survived by his wife Maria, sons Joe and David Esparza, daughters Isabel and Maricela Esparza.

Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at kerbowfuneralhome.com

Wed
25
Mar

OBIT: Francisco Esparza

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Francisco Esparza died Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Funeral services are Thursday March 26 at 11:00am at OLPH Catholic Church, outside the church building, with burial following in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Those wanting to acommpany the family are asked to stay in their vehicles. He was born Oct. 4, 1950 in Mexico. He was employed by the Crockett County Water Control. He is survived by his wife Maria, sons Joe and David Esparza, daughters Isabel and Maricela Esparza. Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at kerbowfuneralhome.com

Wed
25
Mar
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Kelly W. Walker, Senior

Kelly W. Walker, Senior

Kelly Walker, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Hospice of East Texas Home Place in Tyler, Texas after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Tyler to Ellen and James G. Walker in October of 1941. Kelly was christened at Christ Episcopal Church two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Early years were spent in Tyler and in West Texas, before moving back to Tyler with his father and stepmother Curtis H. Walker to attend Birdwell Elementary and Hogg Junior High. Curtis and Kelly shared a special relationship throughout their lives. Walker graduated from Kemper Military School with honors in 1960 and from Vanderbilt University in 1964. He took pride in his membership in Kappa Alpha Order and as a member of the varsity cheerleading team at Vandy.

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18
Mar
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Linda Kramer

Linda Kramer

To know Linda, is to love her. She left this earth on March 16th, 2020. Linda Lee Sullivan was born the sixth child of Vera Allison and Clarence Sullivan, on October 5th, 1940, in Woodson, Texas. Her spirit and love for life was infectious.

Linda married Kenneth Kramer who preceded her in death, and was most proud of her girls, Kendalia (Tilly) and Leanna (Sissy). Linda introduced and bragged about her daughters to everyone she saw, even if they already knew them. She also adored their husbands, Dwight Childress and Eric Edelman. Her grandsons made her eyes light up, Latham Ducote and his wife Kailea, Kramer Hall and his wife Cheyanne and their two children Riley and Luke, and Mark Childress and his wife Jericka and their boys Asher, Mac, and Jude. Linda was also blessed with two stepchildren, Kenny Kramer, Becky Morrow, and their families.

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18
Mar
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Ismael Fierro

Our brother, Ismael Fierro (Cookie Man) went to be with our Lord on March 2020.

Ismael leaves behind five sisters and eight brothers: Mary F. Galindo and husband Alonzo; Juanita F. Mendoza and husband Mario; Margarita F. Longoria and husband Lain; Matilda F. Ortiz and husband Francisco; Sylvia F. Lara and husband Joe; Urbano Fierro Jr. and wife Delia; Seferino Fierro, Raymundo Fierro and wife Lydia; Simon Fierro, Thomas Fierro and wife Bertha; Lucio Fierro and wife Irma; Greg Fierro and wife Debbie; and Armando Fierro, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Services were held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ozona.

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18
Mar
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Lillian Baggett Brown

Lillian Baggett Brown

Lillian Brown, 99, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, after a short period of declining health The daughter of Crockett County pioneers James Monroe and Lillie Boemer Baggett, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Hiram S. Brown.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Westminster Manor, with visitation preceding. Interment beside her husband in the historic Brown Cemetery, Hye, Texas will be at a later date.

Lillian was born May 1, 1920, in Temple, Texas, where her mother was staying with relatives to take advantage of the proximity of Scott & White hospital and physicians. She grew up on the family’s ranch in Crockett County, graduating from Ozona High School, and was known as a somewhat daring horsewoman. First enrolled in CIA(later known as Texas Women’s University) in Denton, she transferred to the University of Texas in Austin to pursue interior design. On June 30, 1940, she married Hiram Brown of Austin.

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12
Mar

Obit: Ismael Fierro (Cookie Man)

Our brother, Ismael Fierro (Cookie Man) went to be with our Lord on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Ismael leaves behind five sisters and eight brothers: Mary F. Galindo and husband Alonzo; Juanita F. Mendoza and husband Mario; Margarita F. Longoria and husband Lalo; Matilda F. Ortiz and husband Francisco; Sylvia F. Lara and husband Joe; Urbano Fierro Jr. and wife Delia; Seferino Fierro, Raymundo Fierro and wife Lydia; Simon Fierro, Thomas Fierro and wife Bertha; Lucio Fierro and wife Irma; Greg Fierro and wife Debbie; and Armando Fierro, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Services will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ozona.

Wed
11
Mar
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Walter ‘Andy’ Wilson

Walter ‘Andy’ Wilson

Andy was born March 12, 1951 in Big Spring, Texas to Andrew and Vivian Wilson. He grew up in Coahoma, Texas.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Vivian, two sisters Jackie and Carolyn, and his son Michael.

He is survived by his wife Gloria; daughters Jodi Duck and husband Lloyd; Lindsey Huerta and husband Joe; his son Scott Wilson and wife Isabel; his granddaughters Sarah, Emily and Avery; and grandson Russell. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

The family will be having a private burial.

Andy is under the care of Johnson’s Funeral Home in San Angelo.

Wed
11
Mar
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Sandra Ruth Hancock Stark

Sandra Ruth Hancock Stark

Sandra Ruth Hancock Stark, age 79, of Bastrop, Texas passed away on February 16, 2020 in Bastrop, Texas. She was born on July 28, 1940 in Gary, Texas, to Ila Belle (Witherspoon) Hancock and Ommer “O.J.” Hancock.

She was a wife, mother, homemaker and poet. She was a 1958 graduate of Carthage High School in Carthage, Texas. She later attended Panola Jr. College, Victoria College and Schreiner College.

She was a school secretary for many years in the Yorktown, Center Point, Cuero, and Ozona schools. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 48 years.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Herman Donese (Don) Stark and daughter Melody of Austin, Texas. Also surviving are four brothers: James W. Hancock of Plano, Texas, Terry Hancock and wife Mary of Copperas Cove, Texas, Huey Dan Hancock and wife Cindy of Henderson, Texas, Russell Dean Hancock of Big Sandy, Texas and numerous nephews and nieces.

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11
Mar
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Clarence J. ‘Jamie’ Knox

Clarence J. ‘Jamie’ Knox

Clarence J “Jamie” Knox, age 84, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2020. He was born in Mason, Texas on Friday, September 13, 1935 to C. J. “Buck” Knox Sr. and Naomi Walker Knox. Jamie attended school in Rochelle, Texas until he moved with his family to Ozona in 1949, where he was a member of the class of 1954.

He married the love of his life, Mary Lou McCain, on December 24, 1954 in Rankin, Texas. He was lovingly known as Daddy to four children, and Granddad to many.

He and his son, Bobby, worked together for more than forty years as floor installers, opening their own business, Knox Floor Covering Co., in 1984 and continued to run the business until his death.

Jamie enjoyed playing music with many friends and grandchildren through the years, spending time with his family, and studying the Bible.

Jamie was a faithful servant of the Lord and part of the Church of Christ.

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