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Obituaries

Ruth Ann Collins

Ruth Ann Collins

Ruth Ann Collins, 85, of Granbury entered into the gates of Heaven on Tuesday March 31, 2020. Born July 30, 1934, Ruth Ann was the second of four children to Carl and Ruth Belk. On July 10, 1955 she married Bobby Doyle Collins following his time in the Korean War. Together they had three children, Reggie, Suzanne, and Joe.

Mary Helen Evans Maxey

Mary Helen Evans Maxey

Mary Helen Evans Maxey was born July 13, 1938 in her grandparents' home in Nuberg, Georgia to Albert Sidney Evans and Clair Louise (Brown) Evans. In January 1943, her family moved to the coastal city of Brunswick, Georgia so her dad could work at the ship yard and help build ships during WWII. Helen spent her childhood in Brunswick and graduated from Glynn Academy. After graduation, she decided to pursue a nursing degree at Georgia Baptist University in Atlanta. It is while she was home for winter break from GBU and singing in the choir at the First Baptist Church, she met a handsome Navy officer from Oklahoma and told her best friend upon first sight, "I'm going to marry that man" and a year later, on February 7, 1960, she did marry Henry Thomas Maxey. Helen received her nursing degree as a Registered Nurse in May 1959. The couple was transferred to the Naval Station at Newport in Rhode Island, where their first of three children, Henry Talmadge (Tal) was born in North Kingston, RI. After being reassigned back to Brunswick they welcomed a beautiful daughter, Cathleen (Cathi) Denise. And when Henry felt the calling to enter the ministry the couple moved to Fort Worth, Texas so he could attend seminary and their third (and FAVORITE) child was born Albert Richard (Rick). Helen supported the family working nights at the Methodist hospital while Henry attended school during the days. After completion of seminary, the couple served at churches in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi and finally, Oklahoma, where their involvement in the Music and Youth departments touched many lives and they made lifelong friends. Helen was very active in the churches serving at Henry's side, all the while working full time as a RN. In the first part of her career she focused in OB/GYN and spent much of this time in labor and delivery where she assisted in the birth of thousands of babies. Her focus in the latter part of her career was in geriatrics working in and managing several home health agencies. Helen's nursing career spanned 6 decades and she retired in 2015. While not working as a nurse or at her husband's side in the churches, she enjoyed vacationing with family, particularly visiting her mother and the Georgia coast. The family also enjoyed camping and sailing. Her children can still hear her yelling, HENNNRRYYYY as their sail boat would heel in a good Oklahoma wind gust. Helen's other hobbies included sewing, crocheting, gardening and her favorite singing in the choir.

Charlene (Ives) Mabery

Charlene (Ives) Mabery

Charlene (Ives) Mabery, 86, of Granbury passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020. She will lie in state from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Nubbin Ridge Cemetery.

Norma Jean Thompson

Norma Jean Thompson

Norma Jean Thompson, 64, of Granbury, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Fort Worth. An inurnment will be scheduled at a later date at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Norman Jean Thompson

Norman Jean Thompson

Norma Jean Thompson, 64, of Granbury, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Fort Worth. An inurnment will be scheduled at a later date at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Norma's name to the American Cancer Society.

Eunice Eloise Boteler Ketchum

Eunice Eloise Boteler Ketchum

Eloise (as she is known to all of her friends) was born in Venus, Texas on 26 February, 1918. She outlasted eighteen Presidents. Eloise attended school in Fort Worth, and Gladewater where she graduated in the first graduation class at Gladewater High School. She was born to William "Bill" Lee Boteler and Itylene Emerson.

Vas Hubert (Bert) Brogdon III

Vas Hubert (Bert) Brogdon III

Vas Hubert (Bert) Brogdon, III, 78, of Granbury passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. He will be lying in state from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, on Monday, April 20, 2020 at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. The family's graveside service will be on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 2:00 PM, at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.

Gary Reetz

Gary Reetz

Gary Reetz, the self acclaimed "funny one", passed away on April 11, 2020 at the age of 62. He leaves behind a loving wife, two sons, two grandsons, a sister and an eternal legacy of the countless lives he touched, shaped, and molded during his time with us.

Dean Gilbert Sprester

Dean Gilbert Sprester

Dean G. Sprester, of Tolar, TX, passed away on Good Friday, April 10, 2020 at the age of 77. He was born on July 27, 1942 in Kane, Pa to Earl and Shirley Sprester. Dean graduated high school in Odessa, TX and lived there as a young man, where he still has family, before joining the Army in 1964. Dean lived outside of Tolar in Prairie Creek for over 44 years, was a retired handyman and a member of the Paluxy Baptist Church. He volunteered his time to the church while he was able and enjoyed being a part of the Hillbilly Nut Band with his church family. Dean passed quietly in his sleep after a long, valiant battle with cancer.

Martha Louise Barnes

Martha Louise Barnes

Private graveside services for Martha Louise (Allen) Barnes, 98, of Lufkin, were held at Gann Cemetery with Bro. Ty Phillips officiating. Mrs. Barnes was born August 14, 1921 in Lufkin, Texas, to the late Zack Phillip Allen and Vida (Herrick) Allen, and died Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Granbury, Texas. Mrs. Barnes was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked alongside her sister-in-law/niece, Idaline Barnes at Redland School as a school cook while her children were young. Later in life, she enjoyed working as a salesclerk at Mathews-Miller Department Store for over 25 years until she retired. Mrs. Barnes loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a lifelong member of Redland Baptist Church. Mrs. Barnes loved gardening and provided the church each Sunday a fresh flower arrangement from her garden. Along with her Sunday School Ruth Class, you would often find her in the church kitchen cooking and cleaning for church functions. Mrs. Barnes also enjoyed crafts of all kinds and won first place many times in her Craft & Ceramics Club. She had a wonderful dry wit and her way of saying things always made her family laugh. She is survived by her son, Stevie Z. Barnes; daughter, Becky Barton; grandchildren, Travis Barnes, Ginger Rowell, Angie Taylor, Amanda Terrel, and Cody Barton; along with 8 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar W. Barnes; and daughter, Connie Barnes.

Garrison Stephen Krupa aka G

Garrison Stephen Krupa aka G

Garrison Lacy Krupa was born October 14th, 1999 in Fort Worth Texas, the son of Gregory Lacy and Tamara (Krupa) Lacy. He attended schools in Burleson Texas until the age of 17, when he moved to Granbury Texas. While in Granbury he pursued careers in landscaping, home remodeling, and food services. Garrison enjoyed hunting and fishing, he also enjoyed classic cars, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and woodworking. He was a kind and generous soul, who never met a stranger.

Terri Ann Theriault

Terri Ann Theriault

Terri Ann Madison Theriault of Lipan, TX joined her Mother and Father in Heaven Saturday morning in Breckenridge, TX surrounded by her family, following a short battle with Cancer. Terri was born in Fair

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