• Cleburne

    Leach, Lennox

    Service for Lennox Niles Leach, 3 of Cleburne, will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 22, 2019 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Burial will follow in Kimball Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7:00 P.M. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the funeral home. Lennox Niles Leach passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Cleburne. He was born on June 14, 2016 in Weatherford. Lennox loved Mickey Mouse and eating. He was the happiest little boy and loved to cuddle. Lennox loved his parents, his sisters and was not shy. Lennox loved everyone. Lennox is survived by his parents, Travis Leach, Jr. and fiancée Aycee Briggs; mother, Courtney Rurak; sisters, Lynette Leach,…

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    Leck, Billie

    Service for Billie Maxine Leck 86, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Monday, September 23, 2019 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Burial will follow in the Greenacres Memorial Park. Billie Maxine Leck passed away Friday, September 20, in Cleburne. She was born May 30, 1933 in Cleburne to Roy E. and Tressie (Brown) Dodson. She married Edward Leroy Leck on September 13, 1952 in Cleburne. Billie was retired from the City of Cleburne. Billie is survived by her children, Steve Leck and Jenny of Cleburne, Kevin Leck and Teresa of Cleburne; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister Jennie Knight and husband Monroe and sister, Jo Caudle and several…

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    MARSHALL, Janet

    Services for Janet L. Marshall, 72, of Joshua, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at College Heights Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Marshall, Billy Bailey, Jonathan Bailey, Shane Marshall, Hunter Holley and Tyler Holly. Janet L. Marshall passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Fort Worth. She was born Feb. 11, 1947, in Decatur, Illinois, to Richard and Betty A. (Weybright) Pygott. Janet married Roy Eugene Marshall on April 19, 1975, in Decatur, Illinois. She worked in the cafeteria for Joshua ISD with over 20 years of service…

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    Conrad, Kimberly

    Kimberly Christine Conrad went to be with Jesus peacefully at home on September 17, 2019 at the age of 43. Kimberly is survived by her parents Sharon and Mike Conrad, of Cleburne, Texas, many beloved relatives and her COI Family. She is preceded in death by her brother, Brian Conrad and family of Pampa, Texas. Kimberly was born on March 27, 1976 in Abilene, Texas. She graduated from Cleburne High School in 1995, attended Hill College, and worked at Walls Industries and Community Opportunities Workshop in Keene, Texas. Kimber was known for her spunky spirit and her fierce faith. She loved people well and impacted all who knew her. A…

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    HESTILOW, Shirley Jun 1, 1935 – Sep 16, 2019

    Services for Shirley A. Hestilow, 84, of Cleburne, will be conducted Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Pastor Keith Whitt will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Shirley Hestilow passed away Monday, September 16 in Cleburne. She was born June 1, 1935 in Cleburne to Henry Dewey and Willie Mae (Stephens) Germany. She married Richard Hestilow on February 8, 1951. He preceded her in death on December 23, 1987. Mrs. Hestilow was a pharmacy tech by profession. She was a member of North Cleburne Baptist Church. Shirley was a loving mother and grandmother,…

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    Blevins, Shani

    Shani Denise Blevins, age 17 of Whitney, passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2019 in Whitney, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M., Friday, September 20, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Meridian Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home. Shani Denise Blevins was born on July 15, 2002 in Fort Worth, Texas to Roger Lee Blevins and Beckey Lynn Allen. She grew up in Rio Vista, Texas and attended schools throughout Hill County. Shani enjoyed art. Often times you would find her coloring or drawing pictures. When…

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    Nix, Dorothy

    Dorothy “Nanny” Nix, 89, Covington passed Thursday. Service: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 17 at Covington Church of Christ. Visitation: 6-8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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    HILL, James (Jim) Jun 5, 1943 – Sep 12, 2019

    Jim Hill, age 76, peacefully passed from this life on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at his home in Alvarado, Texas. Jim was born on June 5, 1943 in Madison, Wisconsin but had lived in Texas most of his life. Jim graduated from Garfield High School in 1961 and received an Associates degree from Eastfield College. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country in the Vietnam war. He spent the years between 1980 to 1989 working with children and youth at Buckner Baptist Children’s Home. He worked for the City of Fort Worth until his retirement in 2008. Jim was married to his wife for 51 years on…

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    John Clay

    John Mack Clay, 63, Cleburne passed Tuesday. Service: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at First Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Visitation: 6:00 -8:00 P.M. Monday.

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    BIGHAM, Betty

    Betty Jane Locker Bigham, 81, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born May 24, 1938, to Louis M. and Mary Kathleen Prater Locker in Cleburne, Texas. She attended Cleburne High School until she wed Samuel Clealon Bigham on Sept. 25, 1954. She was a great wife, mother and friend to many. She is survived by her children, Doug Bigham (Debbie) of Lakeside Village, Monnie Bigham (Cindy) and Rhonda Bigham Jones (Marvin) and granddaughter, Braylee Jones, all of Cleburne. A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at First Baptist Church Rio Vista.

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    Mark Blevins

    Mark Alan Blevins, 66, of Alvarado passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in Burleson. Services will be held at a later date.

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    Crannell, Norma

    Funeral services for Norma Frances Crannell, 81, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kyle James officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at Rosser Funeral Home. Norma Crannell passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at her home. She was born in Dallas, Texas on July 18, 1938, the daughter of Faye (Green) and George Hudson. Norma married Jim Crannell on November 29, 1957 in Dallas, Texas. She worked for Johnson County MHMR before her retirement and was of the Baptist faith. Norma was…

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    Allen Lancaster

    Allen Lancaster, 62, passed away September 10, 2019. Service 10:00am Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Visitation 6:00-8:00pm Saturday. Burial 11:15am in Rosehill.

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    BIGHAM, Becky

    Betty Jane Locker Bigham, 81, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born May 24, 1938, to Louis M. and Mary Kathleen Prater Locker in Cleburne, Texas. She attended Cleburne High School until she wed Samuel Chealon Bigham on Sept. 25, 1954. She was a great wife, mother and friend to many. She is survived by her children, Doug Bigham (Debbie) of Lakeside Village, Monnie Bigham (Cindy) and Rhonda Bigham Jones (Marvin) and granddaughter, Braylee Jones, all of Cleburne. A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at First Baptist Church Rio Vista.

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    Birdwell, Joe

    Joe W. Birdwell passed away Saturday, Sept 7, 2019, in Cleburne. He was born in Jefferson, Texas on February 10, 1933 to Clarence and Elizabeth Birdwell. Joe married Ada Delaune on April 7, 1951 in Channelview. He worked as a machinist for the Union Pacific Railroad. Joe is survived by his son, Pat and wife Debbie of Crowley; sister, Judi Wetmore of Cleburne; daughter-in-law Dena Birdwell; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Joe Michael Birdwell. Service is private.

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    Alfred Beck

    Alfred “Buddy” Beck passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Cleburne. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00P.M. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the funeral home.

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    MCLAUGHLIN, James

    JOSHUA – James M. McLaughlin, 85, passed away peacefully on Sept. 1, 2019. Memorial Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Godley United Methodist Church, 624 N. Pearson (FM 2331), Godley TX 76044. Celebration of Life potluck to follow. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth(1001 8th Ave., Fort Worth 76104), Meals on Wheels of Johnson County (106 E. Kilpatrick St., Cleburne 76031), and St. Jude Research Hospital (1-800-822-6344). James was preceded in death by his mother, Hattie E. McLaughlin; father, Ralph A. McLaughlin; sister, Mary Wiseman; and brothers, Ronald L. McLaughlin, Robert G. McLaughlin, Eugene R. McLaughlin, Paul…

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    ARCHER, Wanda

    Wanda Archer, 87, passed away on September 1st, and has gone to Heaven to join her parents, husband and 4 siblings. She was born in Aubrey, Tx on October 19, 1931. She was a terrific Mom, the best, to her 2 sons, and loved her granddaughters and great granddaughter very much. Some words that come to mind when we think of Wanda are, love, kindness, selflessness, generosity, courage, strength, hardworking, integrity, and a great Christian lady. She loved to cook and she was very good at home style cooking, being raised on a farm. It makes us smile just thinking about her cream gravy. Her interests besides family included her…

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    Eva Campbell

    Memorial Service: 12 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 5, 2019 at Keene SDA Church. Memorial Service: 3 p.m. Sat. Sept. 7, 2019 at First SDA Church, Memphis, TN.

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    GIBSON, Jim Jan 1, 1927 – Sep 3, 2019

    Jim Loyd Gibson, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Cleburne, Texas, at the Shaw Group Home, a caring and loving senior citizen facility. He was born in Haskell, Texas on January 1, 1927 to William Clyde and Ella Rhee Gibson. Jim married the love of his life, Mary Beatrice, on August 5, 1950. Jim was an active member of College Heights Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and various other positions in his 62 years at the church. After he retired from Gearhart, he took up the hobbies of woodworking and carving. Jim loved to carve love spoons and sharing them with friends and family. Service for…

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    VAUGHAN, Valice

    Valice Lee Vaughan, 79, a long-time resident of Arcadia Park of Dallas, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. Valice was born in Chilton, Texas, on Jan. 31, 1940, to Marvin Lee and Sarah Teresa Elizabeth (Lehman) Vaughan. He grew up as a Texas Farm Boy near Waco, where he and his family were share croppers, working the fields, picking cotton and farming other crops in the Hot Texas Sun. He received a license to preach the Gospel from Parker Baptist Church of Grandview in 1957. He spoke of the hardships of changing schools frequently because of the seasonal…

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    Strealy, James

    James Curtis Strealy, 76, of Burleson, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Ft. Worth. James was born September 10, 1942 in Fort Worth to Bill and Mary Strealy. He served in the U.S. Airforce for three years after graduating from high school. His career was in the construction field. He enjoyed hunting, taking the boat out on the lake, and relaxing at home. Survivors: Son, James Scott Strealy and Cindy Poole; Daughter, Susan Lance and husband Aaron; grandson, Justin Strealy and wife Veronica; two granddaughters, Kaleigh and Kendall Lance; two brothers, Jerry Strealy of Portland, OR; and, Bill Strealy and wife Laura of Irving, TX; several nieces, nephews, other…

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    Hamm, Bobby

    Service for Bobby Hamm, Sr. 82, of Morgan will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 2, 2019 in the First Baptist Church of Godley. Burial will follow in the Godley Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Bobby Hamm, Sr. passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Morgan. He was born July 22, 1937 in Red River County to Cloyce Glenn and Zelma (Courtney) Hamm. Bobby married Marion Joan Moffitt on July 7, 1954 in Clarksville. He was a Public Works Director for the City of Godley and a member of First Baptist Church of Morgan. Bobby is survived by his wife Joan Hamm of…

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    RODECKER, Mavis Mar 8, 1936 – Aug 24, 2019

    Memorial service for Mavis Jones Rodecker, 83, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. The Reverend Brent Shields will officiate. Mavis Jones Rodecker passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Cleburne. She was born March 8, 1936 in Argo, Texas to Sevilla (Cobler) and Marvin Williams. Mavis worked as a retail clerk and was a member of Bethel Temple. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Debbie Jones; grandson, Jason Ferguson; brother, Vern Williams; and former husbands, James Jones and Ron Rodecker. Survivors include her son, Jay Jones; step grandson, Wesley Mikulec and wife, Wendi…

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    Wes Waggoner

    Wes Waggoner, 72, of Cleburne passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in Cleburne. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

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    Chandler, Aleisha

    Service for Aleisha Chandler, 39, of Austin will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 31, 2019 in the Gethsemane C.O.G.I.C. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Aleisha Chandler passed away August 20, 2019 in Austin. She was born July 1, 1980 in Cleburne. Aleisha is survived by her sister, Yolanda Chandler; brother Tremaine Pollydore; fiancé, John Quigley; grandmothers, Bobbie Washington, Annie Morgan; grandfather, Oscar Chandler; Uncles Robert Jones and wife Michelle, James Jones and wife Deborah; aunt, Julie Taylor and husband Keith and numerous loving cousins and additional family members. She is preceded in death by father LeRoy Morgan,…

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    WARDLE, Donald Mar 18, 1951 – Aug 11, 2019

    Donald James Wardle was quick to laugh and joke and always had an opinion on everything. He saw life as an adventure and lived everyday to the fullest. Though he usually was the one behind the camera he never failed to be part of the action. He touched many peoples lives through his career as a nurse and later as the owner of Aviator Scrubs. He was strong enough to tolerate everything and soft enough to understand everyone. Donald’s greatest love was his daughter, Stormy, who was his sidekick on all of his greatest adventures. The two were inseparable and Don loved sharing his passion for hiking, camping, music, and…

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    HUBBARD, John May 17, 1947 – Aug 23, 2019

    Graveside services for John Walter Hubbard, 72, of Cleburne will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in the Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Rosser Funeral Home. John Walter Hubbard passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 in Cleburne. He was born May 17, 1947 in Fort Worth to Johnnie Ruth (Harrell) and Walter Farrell Hubbard. He married Ann Duke McCarthy on January 31, 2004 in Cleburne. Mr. Hubbard worked for Montgomery Ward Co. as a receiving clerk for more than 30 years before retiring. He was of the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-son,…

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    NELSON, Brody Oct 22, 2008 – Aug 23, 2019

    Memorial service for Brody Nelson, 10, of Cleburne, was conducted at 2:00 P.M., Monday, August 26, 2019 at The Heights Church. Gary Albritton and Adam Grubb officiated. Brody Nelson passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 in Cleburne. He was born October 22, 2008 in Fort Worth to Ty and Courtney (Crowell) Nelson. Brody was a member of Westhill Church of Christ and a fifth grader at Coleman Elementary. He was also a member of the Cleburne Yellow Jacket Baseball team. Brody is survived by his parents, Ty and Courtney Nelson of Cleburne; sister, Emily Nelson of Cleburne; maternal grandparents, Keith and Carla Crowell of Cleburne; paternal grandparents, Julie Nelson of…

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    Ortiz, Anita

    Anita Ortiz, 93, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Funeral Mass: 10 A.M. Tuesday, Aug. 27, St Joseph Catholic Church. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park.

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    CURLEE, SR., Robert Apr 22, 1947 – Aug 25, 2019

    Graveside service for Robert Glenn Curlee Sr., 72, of Blum will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in the Blanton Cemetery. Robert Glenn Curlee, Sr. passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019, in Cleburne. He was born April 22, 1947 in Cleburne to R.L., Jr. and O.T (Stacy) Curlee. Robert owned and operated Robert Curlee Trucking. Robert is survived by sons, Robert Glenn Curlee, Jr and wife Cynthia of Blum, Gene Griffin and wife Shonni of Lakeside Village; daughters, Shannon Lackey of Cleburne, Penny Smith of Covington; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sister Barbara Curlee of Joshua and many additional loving family and friends.

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    Ward, Don

    Service for Don Ward, 81, of Covington, will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 29, 2019 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Burial will follow in the Derden Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Don Ward was born February 17, 1938 in Cleburne to Orrell L. and Blanche (Stafford) Ward. Don was a dairy farmer and member of Woodrow Baptist Church. He is survived by his children, Terrie Edwards of Covington, Tim Ward of Covington; grandchildren, Jordyn Ward, Kaden Ward, Kyler Ward and brother, Bill Ward. Don is preceded in death by, his wife Lynda Ward, parents and sister in law Karen Ward.

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    Johnson, Lois

    Lois Johnson, a long time resident of Cleburne, died Tuesday, July 23, in Bryan Texas. She was born in Glencoe, Oklahoma to John and Versie Reeder. She had a twin brother, Louis Reeder. She also had six other siblings, John Reeder, Lottie Christian, Calvin Reeder, Dorthy Downey, Alice Hover, and Grant Armstrong. She graduated from Stillwater High School, in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1954. Then she pursued a career as a cosmetologist, receiving her license from the state of Oklahoma and later from the state of Texas. In 1955 she married Delbert Johnson, also from Oklahoma. In 1963 she and her family moved to Johnson County and have lived in this…

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    BROWN, Virginia

    Virginia Lynnette Brown, “Lynn,” “Nette,” “Pear,” 73, of Cleburne, TX. Passed away at 7:45AM on Friday August 2, 2019, in her home, after an extended illness. Born in Fort Worth, TX on April 12, 1946, Lynn was the daughter of the late Theron Leo and Eloise Sheffield Brown. She completed training in 1972 as a histology technologist and was proud to have served in that capacity at UT Southwestern and private laboratories in the Dallas area. She also served as a Microtomy instructor at MD Anderson. Lynn was well known for her deep love of animals. She served with various rescue groups, assisting in nationwide transports, fostering, adoption, home visits…

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    TAYLOR, Dorothy Apr 4, 1934 – Jul 26, 2019

    Dorothy L. (Dot) Taylor passed away at her home in Whitney surrounded by family, on Friday, July 26, 2019, at the age of 85. A family graveside service was held Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Covington Cemetery. Dot was born April 4, 1934, in Covington, Texas, to Jewel Ruth Higginbotham Taylor and Samuel Joseph Taylor. She attended Covington Elementary and Covington High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington. Dot cherished her family and friends and leaves behind a rich legacy of love and devotion. She will be affectionately remembered as a wonderful Mother, “Gran”, Sister and Aunt DaDa. Being an excellent cook, she…

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    Curtis, Margie

    Funeral services for Margie Faye Curtis, 89, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Stephen McCoy and Bro. Daniel Kraft will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. prior to the service. Margie went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Keene, Texas with family by her side. She was born in Morgan, Texas on September 18 1929 to Ester Velma (Jones) and William Eddie Birdwell. Margie and Bobby Joe Curtis were married on March 19, 1952 and spent most of their…

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    WHITTAKER, Billie

    Billie Carlin Whittaker, age 82 of Cleburne, Texas, passed away on August 17, 2019. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Tres Hewell Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the Kingsbury Cemetery with Rev. Dave Rutherford officiating. Billie was born on February 2, 1937 in Monterrey, Tennessee to Modesta Carlin and Dorothy Alice (Henry) Whittaker. Billie served in the Navy and made his career in HVAC, retiring from Dugger Brothers in Cleburne Texas. He was an avid fisherman and loved to ride his motorcycle with friends. Billie is…