Fannie Chambers

Funeral services for Fannie Mae Chambers are Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Cottonwood Baptist Church. Visitation is Saturday evening, March 24 at the Funeral Home from 5 to 7 pm.

Memorials may be made to Cottonwood Baptist Church or Cottonwood Cemetery Association.

Fannie was born on Dec. 22, 1932, in the Cottonwood Community of Erath County.  She died on March 19, 2018, at her residence.  

She was the daughter of Henry Tull Stroud and Amy (Thackerson) Stroud.  She was united in marriage to Doyle Lee Chambers on Oct. 11, 1952, in Dublin and to this union two children were born.  

She was preceded in death by her husband,  Doyle, and daughter,  Amy. She is survived by her son, Steven Guy Chambers of Dublin; her grandson, Ben Trotter of Fort Worth and a host of other relatives and many friends who will miss her dearly.


Bill Tatum

Memorial Services for William Fred “Bill” Tatum 10:30 am. Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Harrell Memorial Chapel.

Bill was born on Nov. 25, 1954 in Del Rio, Texas. He died on March 15, 2018 in Dublin at  the age of 63.  He was the son of Tommy Edwin Tatum and Fredabelle (Jones) Tatum.  

He graduated from Cleburne High School and attended Texas A&M, eventually becoming a stonemason.  Bill was a hard worker and enjoyed his profession.  In recent years, he had been semi-retired and living on his farm, where he passed away suddenly.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Fredabelle Tatum, and his brother Jack Tatum and son, Daniel Tinsley.  He is survived by his sisters, Vickie Tatum, Melissa Tatum and Cindy Tatum Hobbs; his children, Brandon Tatum, Rachel Tatum, and Angela Tatum Steed, 11 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.


Christie Williamson

DeAnn Christine “Christie” Williamson died on March 15, 2018. 

She was the daughter of Darla June (Hudson) Bradberry and Charlie Bradberry. Born on July 26, 1983, Christie grew up in Dublin and graduated from Dublin I.S.D.. 

Christie was a Christian. She dearly loved her family and children.

She was preceded in death by her mother on Sept. 20, 2009.

Christie leaves behind her children - Ashlynne Joseph of Dublin and Hudson Williamson of Tye, Texas; her parents - Charlie Bradberry & Susan of Dublin; her sister - Heather Rasberry & Chad of Dublin; her nephew - Charlie Rasberry of Dublin, and numerous other relatives & friends.

Graveside Services will be Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Erath Gardens of Memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.


DeLaris Peacock

DeLaris Ann Peacock, of Dublin, has joined her Lord and Savior in Heaven on March 6, 2018. She was born in Hamburg, Arkansas on January 30, 1943 to her parents, Carl D. Stewart and Lena Hazel (Cross) Stewart. She married Robin Peacock and worked as a homemaker. 

DeLaris was a member or the Church of the Lost & Found (Assembly of God). 

She was preceded in death by her sisters - Rita Boedeker and Billie Jean Kirkpatrick, and one grandson - Bud Harmon.


Wayne Hammit

Wayne Hammit, 86, of Stephenville passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Stephenville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at West End Cemetery.  Visitation will be 6 p.m to 8 p.m Wednesday at Stephenville Funeral Home.


Johnny McCarty

A memorial service for Johnny Michael McCarty will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Comanche Funeral Home chapel.

Johnny, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Comanche County, Texas.  He was born on August 20, 1946, in Hamilton, Texas, to Fred D. and Venita (Stockham) McCarty.  

On Oct. 16, 1971, he was united in marriage to Rita Reinert in Granbury.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  For many years Johnny was CEO of Quality Metal Roofing.

Johnny was an avid reader, gardener, and golfer.  He loved teaching his eight grandchildren valuable life lessons.  Most importantly, Johnny was a hard worker who put others before himself.


Florence Allen

Florence “Flo” E. Allen died on March 5, 2018. 

Funeral services will be Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

She was the daughter of Thomas Elmer Thackerson and Irene (Debusk), born in the Cottonwood community of Erath County on March 13, 1927.

Flo married Nobel Allen. They had one child together, Debbie. 

She was a college graduate, majoring in elementary education and resource. Flo was a teacher for several school districts. She retired from Hempstead ISD in 1991.

Flo was a Baptist and an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma since graduating college.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 3, 2006, and two of her sisters, Faye Gooch and Juanita Davis.


Cecil Lucas

Cecil Guy Lucas, 73, died peacefully in his home on March 3, 2018. 

A memorial service will be held On Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church.

He was born in Stephenville, Texas to his parents, Clarence & Alene (Conaster) Lucas. 

He traveled extensively all over the world with his helicopters which he expertly maintained. Cecil returned home from Iran during the overthrow of the Shaw. He continued traveling again to numerous places all over the world and came home again, in 1982, where he married his best friend & love of his life, Libby (Hitch) Durham Lucas.

Memorials in honor of Cecil can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church in Dublin, where he and Libby attended. 

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence & Alene Lucas.


Harry Bradberry

Dublin businessman and civic leader Harry Al Bradberry, 79, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 after a year long battle with cancer.

Harry  took over the family business – Bradberry’s Best - in 1974 from his father, Charlie Ben Bradberry, that had been started in 1947.

He was well  known in a wide variety of circles, particularly in the rodeo world as well as for his humor.

Harry was born March 13, 1938 in Gorman to Charlie Ben and Harvey Barberry,

He  attended Dublin schools and was recognized as one of the players on the famed Tarleton Plow Boy football team that won the 1956 Junior College National Championship. He has been nominated for the Tarleton Sports Hall of  Fame.

Harry was involved in the Dublin World Championship Rodeo and its link with the Madison Square Garden World Championship rodeo in New York City, riding the stock train from Dublin to New York after the conclusion of the rodeo in Dublin.


Wayland Wright

Wayland A. Wright, 78, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born June 29, 1939, in Lamesa, Texas to William Andrew Wright and Rosa Katherine Marx Wright. Wayland married Alice Richey June 12, 1958 in Brownfield, Texas.

Wayland and Alice moved to De Leon in 1965 and in 1974 they built and opened Wright Irrigation, a family business still in operation today. Wayland farmed peanuts and ran Wright Irrigation seven days a week to provide for his family. He really enjoyed working and spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and friend.


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