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Charles Edward Marckel, Jr.

Charles E. Marckel, Jr., age 92, of Walnut Springs, passed away Dec. 3, 2017, in a Glen Rose care facility. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 2017, in the Lawson Memorial Chapel in Walnut Springs. A burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Walnut Springs. Visitation was one hour prior to the funeral service time. Rev. Mike Edmonson officiated. Pallbearers were Kevin Clark, Mike Gilson, Chris Robertson, Andrew Brawner, Cameron Robertson, and Gary Collins. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Ruby Marckel of Walnut Springs; children Marilyn Shifflett of Nellysford, VA, Steven Marckel of Charlottesville, VA, Michael Gilson and wife Christina of Walnut Springs, Kevin Clark and wife Patty of Walnut Springs, Deanna Robertson and husband Chris, of Walnut Springs; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Don Marckel of Grandview Missouri; numerous other relatives and friends.

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Vernon Douglas Beavers

Vernon Douglas “Doug” Beavers, age 98, of Walnut Springs, passed away on Dec. 4, 2017 at his residence in Walnut Springs. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Dec. 9, 2017 at the Iredell First Baptist Church in Iredell, Texas. Graveside services were at 2 p.m., Dec. 9, 2017 at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas. Doug was born on Feb. 11, 1919 to Thomas Augustus and Lena Murphy Beavers at home in the small community of Mountain Springs just northeast of Hillsboro at 7:30 in the morning. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1937 and recently celebrated his 80th high school reunion. After high school, Doug and his mother moved to Fort Worth. At the age of 19, he accepted Christ as Savior at Rosen Heights Baptist Church in Fort Worth - Pastor Jesse Garret. He was a Christian for 79 years. Doug was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army from May 1942 to Jan. 1946.

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Stephen Anthony Steen

Stephen Anthony “Tony” Steen, 74, of Clifton, passed away suddenly on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2017, at Providence Hospital in Waco. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 15, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home. Stephen Anthony “Tony” Steen was born on Jan. 16, 1943 in Meridian, Texas to Weldon Odell and Augusta Lenore Stephenson Steen. He graduated from Kopperl High School in 1961. In June 1961, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving 20 years he retired on Dec. 31, 1982. In 1992, he went to work at TDC as a correctional officer. Tony retired from TDC in 2001. He and his wife Judy Greenshaw moved to Clifton, Texas in 2003. Tony went to work at Clifton Feed and Service and was there until his final retirement in 2009.

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Joe White

Leslie Joe White, 76, of the Coon Creek Community passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at the Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery. Joe was born July 11, 1941 in Williamson County to Lynn and Vada White. He attended first and second grade at Bend, Texas before moving to Coon Creek in 1951 where he continued school before graduating from Clifton in 1960. He began working at Goodyear Tire in Waco before moving to Powell’s Supply where he eventually became store manager in Clifton. He married Rosalyn Marie Lancaster in 1972 which lasted 41 years until her death in 2013. He served on the Clifton City Council and was involved in several local organizations including the Lion’s Club, Conservatory of Fine Arts/Tin Building Theater, and the Clifton Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief for several years.

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Nannie Valdeen Damron McCall

In loving memory of Nannie Valdeen Damron McCall, 77. Born June 19, 1940, Nannie passed away at home in Arlington Thursday morning, November 9, 2017 after bravely battling lung cancer for over a year. Visitation was held, on Sunday, November 12, at Wade Funeral Home, Arlington Tx. A visitation was also held on Tuesday, November 14, at Lawson Funeral Home, 127 6th Street, Walnut Springs, Tx. Funeral services were held immediately after the visitation at Lawson Funeral Home. She is preceded in death by her parents Marshall and Eugenia Damron and her only sister Ann Morrison. Survivors are her husband of 59 years Clarence Douglas McCall; children Pam Ammerman and husband Dave, Susan Ferrence and husband Jeff, and Thelma Graves and husband Kurt; precious grandchildren Daniel Creekmore, Christopher Creekmore, Valarie O’Connor, Taylor Lawson, Ethan Graves and Emma Graves, and precious great-grandchildren Alyssa, Khloe, Aiden, Jac, Maddox, Dominic, Birkleigh and Cooper.

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Joe Noland

Joe “Mark” Noland, 59, of Clifton, Texas passed away Nov. 23,2017 at a Providence Hospice Care Center from a recently diagnosed illness. Mark was born Nov. 16, 1958 in Floydada, Texas to Joe Richard Noland and Sandra Sams-Noland. He had two brothers Kevin and Karlton Noland and one sister LaDelle Noland- Gowens. He graduated from Floydada High School. In 1987, he married Gale Knighten-Noland. Mark had two daughters, Kaci Noland and Meagan Noland-Garland. Through high school, Mark worked on his family farm where they grew cotton and wheat. After high school, Mark moved to Bosque County and worked at Clifton Cattle Company. After meeting Gale, they moved back to Floyd County and farmed and ran wheat cattle. A few years later he was back in Bosque County where he cowboyed and eventually ended up at Bosque Supply selling metal buildings.

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Peggy Howell McDowell

Peggy Howell McDowell, age 86, who resided in the Spring Creek Community of Bosque County near Iredell, Texas, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 24, 2017, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 1:30p.m., Nov. 27, 2017, in the Spring Creek Baptist Church. A visitation was held from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial was in the Spring Creek Cemetery. Peggy was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Everman, Texas and was a daughter of the late Jesse Herman Howell and Johnnie Fuller Howell. After her mother’s death her father re-married and Reta French Howell became her mother. She married Fred McDowell in 1948 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 10 of this year. Peggy spent many years in service to the Lord as the wife of a Music and Youth minster. She often worked in the offices of the churches she and Fred were called to serve. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and truly enjoyed her great-grandchildren and friends. Survivors include her daughters, Freida M.

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Shirley McCarty

Shirley McCarty, age 66, of Clifton, wife of Ted McCarty, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, 2017, at Providence Hospice Place in Waco. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Shirley was born April 2, 1951, in Abilene, Texas. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin Luce and Bernice Livingston Luce. On October 9, 1970, she was united in marriage to Ted McCarty in Walnut Springs. Shirley had lived in Clifton for several years. She worked as the kitchen manager at a local nursing home. She is survived by her husband Ted, of Clifton; children Wendy Taylor and husband Todd, of Cedar Hill and Terry McCarty and wife Heather,of Granbury; grandchildren Paige Spross and husband Matt, of Gatesville and Matthew Taylor of Cedar Hill; brothers Ben Luce of Joshua and Paul Luce of Cleburne; other relatives and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net.

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Reba L. Johnson

Reba L. Johnson, age 96, of Clifton, passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, 2017, in the Goodall-Witcher Hospital in Clifton. A celebration of her life was held Nov. 28, 2017, in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at the Kopperl Cemetery. There was no formal visitation. Reba was born Oct. 28, 1921, on the McCullough family ranch just outside of Morgan Texas. She graduated from Morgan High School and it was there that she met the love of her life Ralph Johnson. The couple was married on Dec. 27, 1939, in Morgan. They were blessed with one daughter, Vicki Johnson. After Reba and her family moved to Grand Prairie, Texas, she began her working career at a down town shoe store. After being told that women could not properly sell shoes from a shoe stool, she preceded to talk them into considering her employment by giving her a week trial period. At week’s end, she had out sold everyman. She went on to become store manager of several more shoe stores in the Metroplex.

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Fredrick William Henkelman, Jr.

Fredrick William Henkelman Jr., 83, of Burleson, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Funeral Services were held Nov. 24, 2017 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Visitation was, Nov. 22 at the funeral home. Fred was born July 28, 1934 in Clifton to Fredrick William Sr. and Elizabeth (Braune) Henkelman. He was a loving father and grandfather. Fred was an avid sports enthusiast and knew all the local players and their stats. He was a longtime girls’ softball coach, as well as, a member of the Burleson Sports Hall of Fame. Fred proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He held the title of Master Mason at Burleson Lodge #649. Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Morelock Henkelman; and his parents.

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