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Aug 15, 2016   04:44 PM

(April 1, 1951 - August 14, 2016) 

 Anita Lucille (Lucy) Patton Hays, 65, of Ballinger passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 in San Angelo.

She was born April 1, 1951 to Raymond and Essie Vee (Nail) Patton in Abilene, Texas. Lucy married Larry Wayne Hays on February 5, 1972 in Blackwell, Texas. They shared forty four loving years together. She worked for Ballinger National Bank, formerly Farmers and Merchants State Bank for over forty years as a cashier and Vice President. Lucy was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church in Ballinger. She participated in the church choir and the Pioneer Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Hospital Auxiliary Board, and the Carnegie Library Board.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws, William “Bill” and Dorothy Smith Hays.

She is survived by her husband Larry of Ballinger; her children, Amy Baird and husband, Michael of Wall, TX, Carol Gully and husband, Brent of St. Lawrence, TX; her grandchildren, Abigail, Emily, Allison, Meredith, Kelsey, and Sydnee; her brother, Don Patton and wife, Carol of College Station; her sister-in-law, Cynthia Jones and husband, Jerry of Bosier City, LA; and numerous nephews and cousins, including special cousin, Mike Patton and wife, Shaula. Also surviving are countless special friends that she cherished dearly.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 16 at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger. Services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 17 at the First United Methodist Church in Ballinger with Rev. Gary Watson and Rev. Buddy Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Ballinger.

The family request that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church in Ballinger, the Ballinger Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, The Carnegie Library, or a favorite charity.

Aug 06, 2016   02:02 PM

(February 14, 1941 - August 5, 2016) 

 Glenda Ellene Cook Willingham, 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, August 5, 2016, surrounded by her family.

She was born February 14, 1941 in Ballinger, to Walter Vincent and Thresa (Laxton) Cook. She married Jerry Willingham on September 17, 1960 in Ballinger and enjoyed over 55 years together.

Glenda was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ballinger Woman’s Club, Third Thursday Bridge Club and a charter member of the Friends of the Library and also Christmas in April.

She was preceded in death by her parents

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Willingham, of Ballinger; sons, Jerry V. and wife, Roxane of Austin, Mark A. and wife, Lisa of Ballinger, and Todd W. and wife, Karen of Fredricksburg; her grandchildren, Ashley Gurley and husband, Jared, Chris Willingham, Meagan Daniels and husband, Matt, Jessica David and husband, Russell, Katelyn Willingham, Matthew Willingham and Michael Willingham; great-grandchildren, Blake and Cameron Gurley.

A memorial service will take place Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ballinger with Brother Bobby Broyles officiating. A visitation for family and friends will follow in the family center of the church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cynthia Martinez for her loving care, Ballinger Home Health and Hospice, and the staff of Ballinger Memorial Hospital.

Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, the American Cancer Society, or a favorite charity.

Aug 04, 2016   08:08 PM

(July 17, 1933 - August 3, 2016) 

 Ruby Nell Miller Bryan, 83, of Ballinger passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016. She is survived by her children, Donna Williams, Nikki Lowe, and Lana Burns. Visitation will be from 7:00-8:00 pm on Friday at Lange Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday at Ninth Street Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Cox Cemetery in Brooksmith, TX.

Aug 04, 2016   11:39 AM

(April 6, 1931 - August 3, 2016) 

 Jo Beth Gabbert passed away in Ballinger, Texas, on August 3, 2016 at the age of 85. She was born on April 6, 1931 in Norton, Texas, to Roy and Adele Forbus. In 1950, Jo Beth married the love of her life, Buster Gabbert, and enjoyed 66 years of wedded bliss that yielded four children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was a tiny West Texas firecracker, devoted to her family and their successes. She could be found endlessly volunteering during her children’s years at school as well as avidly supporting all Ballinger and Texas State University sports. She was the best seamstress this side of the Colorado River and offered her expertise creating costumes, cheerleading uniforms, prom dresses and matching outfits for her daughters/granddaughters. Her dedication to her children knew no bounds. Before retirement, Jo Beth and Buster ran Gabbert Packing Company in partnership with her father-in-law Clyde Gabbert. She supported her husband who was active Army National Guard for most of their married life. Jo Beth was honored for the extensive amount of time she kept the home fires burning while her husband served our country. She was an amazing executive of the household and succeeded in always looking polished, poised and perfectly styled. Jo Beth and Buster traveled extensively enjoying over 20 cruises to countries far and wide, many of which have since changed names and hands. At their home in Ballinger, she took particular joy in gardening, doting on grandchildren, and baking her famous chocolate pudding pie and grandchild-approved chocolate toast. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Thelma Sue Gabbert. She is survived by her loving husband Thomas I. “Buster” Gabbert; their daughters Deborah (Bill) Radford of Austin and Tommye Jo (John) Patterson of Lufkin, their son George Anthony “Tony” (Mary Beth) of Graham; their grandchildren Glenna (Bech) Bruun of Austin, Melanie (Wes) Edwards of Austin, Trent (Caress) Patterson of Katy, Jill Patterson of Austin, Kalee Sue Gabbert of Graham, step-grandson Kaleb Thomas Harden Mayo of Austin; and two great-grandchildren Cilla Kay and Radford Bruun of Austin. Pall Bearers are John Patterson, Bech and Glenna Bruun, Melanie Edwards, Trent and Jill Patterson, Kalee Gabbert, Mike Dankworth. Honorary Pall Bearer is Wes Edwards. Visitation will be held Friday, August 5 at 6:00 pm at Lange Funeral Home in Ballinger and services will be held on Saturday, August 6 at the chapel at Lange Funeral Home at 10am. Following the service, interment will be held at Garden of Memories in Ballinger.

Aug 01, 2016   11:39 AM

(April 7, 1932 - July 30, 2016) 

Willard Fritz Redman entered into the arms of his Lord on Saturday, July 30th aShannon Medical Center, at the age of 84 years. Services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 2nd at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles. Internment will follow in the Rowena Protestant Cemetery. Willard was born in Miles on April 7, 1932 to Fritz and Lydia Beckhusen Redman as the third child of five. He attended school in Winters and was a life-long Lutheran. He was a 50 plus year member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Miles. Willard was an avid worker of all things agriculture. He lived in Miles for 53 years, and loved working the fields and developed a small business of shelling pecans by hand. He was preceded in death by his parents Fritz Willie and Lydia Elizabeth Beckhusen Redman, and two sisters, Bertha Raibourn and Irene Crane. He is survived by brothers and wives - Daniel and LaVerne Redman and Richard and Linda Redman all of Miles. Family includes his nieces and nephews Janice Alexander (Gary) of Miles; Randy Redman (Debbie) of Grape Creek; Karen Hoelscher (John), of San Angelo; Billy "Butch" Raibourn of Kissimmee, Florida; Kathy Raibourn Maddox of Odessa; Phyllis Raibourn Priddy of May, TX; Mary Redman Bebo of Olympia, WA; Richard "Rick" Redman Jr. (Sherry) of Rowena, and Cory Redman (Jennifer) of Silverdale, WA. He has 16 great nieces and nephews and 14 great-great nephews and nieces. Memorials can be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Miles or a charity of your choice.

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