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Deborah Maness

Sep 05, 1960 - Oct 26, 2023

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Gatesville, TX

Deborah Sue Maness, age 63, of Gatesville, Texas passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. crawfordbowerscopperascove. com for the Maness family.

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Mary Ellen Jones

Dec 17, 1946 - Feb 24, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Mary Ellen Jones of Copperas Cove, TX passed away on February 24, 2024 in Gatesville. With her typical tenacity she fiercely fought and overcame many illnesses and challenges the last decade of her life. Her tiny body could not succeed in this last battle though she bravely tried and as typical, lasted longer than her medical professionals predicted. She died peacefully with family at her side on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We take comfort in the fact she is now among friends, family, and her pets in heaven, no longer in pain or mental anguish though we all miss her terribly already. Mary Ellen was born December 17, 1946 in Punta Gorda, Florida, the only child of Warren and Ellen (Kenefick) Edwards. She married Bill Jones, Jr August 19, 1981 in Port Charlotte, FL. Mary Ellen and Bill worked together in real estate before both becoming LVNs and working in various medical facilities over the course of their marriage. They were inseparable and eventually moved to Texas once Mary Ellen retired. She loved gardening, crafting, reading, travel, and the beach but most of all her beloved Billy and rest of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Warren and Ellen Edwards. Survivors include her husband Bill Jones, Jr; daughter Liz (Bill) Stover of Copperas Cove, TX; daughter Lisa (Tom) Kosterman of Port Charlotte, FL; grandchildren Angela Stover, Andrea Stover, Joshua (Lisa) Stover, Takara Stover, John (Taylor) Robson; great-grandchildren Manny, Meloni, Emily, Eli, Ford, Trintie, and Isaia. She is also survived by many cousins in Florida and across the country who will miss her sweet smile.

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Billye Sue Sulzer Ramsey

Apr 18, 1939 - Feb 15, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Mrs. Billye Sue Sulzer Ramsey, age 84, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024 in Gatesville, Texas. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Cole Funeral Home in McGregor with Dr. Daniel Crosby officiating. Burial to follow in Post Oak Cemetery in Oglesby, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2024 at Cole Funeral Home. Billye was born on April 18, 1939 in Talihina, Oklahoma to Lee Lester and Ollie Rosetta (Pearce) Sulzer. When her mother passed at an early age, 2 year old Billye, was raised by her uncle and aunt, Ernest and Ida Mae Sulzer. She graduated from Buffalo Valley High School. Billye married the love of her life, Stanley Lynn Ramsey of Whitesboro, Oklahoma on September 25, 1958 in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Billye and Stanley moved to Oglesby in 1960 where they lived the remainder of their married life and raised 5 children and 1grandson. Billye retired from Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Gatesville, Texas in 1998 after 20 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her family, most of all, her grandchildren which included many sporting events all over the state of Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Oglesby. She is preceded in death by her parents, uncle and aunt Ernest and Ida Mae Sulzer, husband, Stanley Lynn Ramsey, sister, Ina Ruth Hoglan and grandson Robbie Goins. Billye is survived by Dana Ramsey (daughter) of Hodgen, Oklahoma, Gerald Lynn Ramsey (son) and Stacy of Sparks, Teresa Timmons (daughter) and Scott of Gatesville, Sherri Campbell (daughter) and Kenneth of Marshall, Karen Hawk (daughter) and Michael of Temple, Sylvia Graves (daughter) of San Angelo, David Clark (grandson) and Heather of Waco, Tommy Goins (grandson) of Indiana, Cole Ramsey (grandson) and Jayme of Little River-Academy, Liz Ramsey (granddaughter) and fiancé Brandon Boyer of Temple, Preston Timmons (grandson) of Gatesville, Brooklyn Bailey (granddaughter) and Marte of Gatesville, Lilly Timmons (granddaughter) of Gatesville, Krystal Bell (granddaughter) and James of Belton, Branden Hawk (grandson) and Hailey of Temple, Patricia Hoglan (sister) of Hooks, a incredible amount of great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Billye, Mom, Granny was the foundation for our family. She didn’t make a fuss but was instrumental in everything our family has become. We already miss her deeply but know she is rejoicing with the Lord and all those who went before her. Pallbearers include David Clark, Kenneth Campbell, Scott Timmons, Cole Ramsey, Branden Hawk, James Bell and Marte Bailey. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the staff of Hillside Medical Lodge for the love and care they gave our Mom the last few years. Memorial donations can be made to Post Oak Cemetery, 139 FM 1996, Oglesby, TX 76561.

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Frances Caroline Misenhimer

Aug 25, 1942 - Feb 10, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Frances Caroline Misenhimer, age 81, of Gatesville, Texas passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

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Brian Christopher Forrest

Apr 18, 1982 - Jan 24, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Brian Christopher Forrest’s work was done on this earth and God called him home on Tuesday, January 24, 2024.Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Weaver Chapel Cemetery with James Baize officiating. Christopher’s family will receive visitors at Scott's Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the same day as the service. Christopher was born in Bryan, Texas, on April 18, 1982, to Robert Forrest and Karen Forrest Turner. He graduated from high school in Belton, Texas, in 2000. Christopher worked in the Belton-Temple area for several years and attended Mary Hardin Baylor for a time. Then he found his true calling—culinary arts. He then went to Denver, Colorado, and attended school at Johnson & Wales, graduating with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management with an emphasis in Culinary Arts.Cooking was his passion; and professionally, he was a phenomenal chef. Christopher was blessed to have worked in many interesting restaurants in the Denver area, Aspen, and most recently at the Moody Center at the University of Texas.But Christopher was even more. He was funny and compassionate. He loved gaming and music (not country western). He was concerned about those around him and wanted the best for everyone he knew. He worked hard, adding flavor to his cooking and to the lives of his friends and family. All who knew Christopher loved him. Christopher is preceded in death by his grandparents, JO and Lucille Forrest of Gatesville and Harold and Margie Broome of San Angelo. He is survived by his father, Robert Forrest of Bryan, Texas, and mother, Karen Forrest Turner, and stepfather, Mike Turner, of Colorado, and his brother, John Forrest, of Gatesville. Also grieving for Chris are his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. If you would like to make a remembrance, instead of flowers, please make a donation to the Weaver Chapel Cemetery, c/o Mike Coward, 3470 CR 108, Gatesville, Texas 76528, or to the charity of your choice.

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Delores Kay Boyles

Oct 05, 1941 - Jan 17, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Delores Kay Boyles, known to all as Kay, passed from this earth into the arms of our Savior on Wednesday, January 17th, 2024. She was born on October 5th, 1941 to M.D. "Jiggs" and Doreen Turner in Borger, Texas. Jiggs and Doreen raised Kay and her sister, LaJauna, in church where Kay met the love of her life. While Frank and Kay did not attend the same high school, their relationship grew and a romance blossomed. Frank and Kay began their lives together on September 7th, 1962 in Borger, TX, but they didn’t stay there long. The Boyles family lived in several places: Gallup, NM, Dodge City, KS, Las Cruces, NM, Santa Fe, NM, back to Gallup, NM, Abilene, TX, and finally Gatesville, TX.Everywhere they lived, they would get involved in the local church. Kay would share her talents by playing the organ and piano. Kay, a talented seamstress, was known for her ability to alter or mend anything, create her own patterns, and frequently made clothes for her family. She was consulted to design and create cheerleading uniforms for the cheer squads at New Mexico State University while living in Las Cruces. She could and would out shop everyone and organize anything. She also enjoyed crocheting "by ear" (as she would say), frequently creating gifts for members of her local Bible study like bowl koozies, crocheted scrubbers, and baby blankets (with no two being alike). Everything she crafted was "Made with Love by Gram," or "by Kay" to those not blessed to be a part of her immediate family.Kay provided for her family by wearing many hats throughout her life: by raising her children, DeVona, Donita, and Dean; by being a businesswoman and running a laundromat in Gallup, NM; by bettering herself and earning a bachelor’s degree; ALL while supporting and assisting her mate of 61 years in his endeavors. She studied at the University of New Mexico and West Texas University to earn her degree and become a Medical Technician. She worked as a phlebotomist and MedTech in Gallup, NM, Port Sulphur, LA and Abilene, TX until she retired to be "Gram" full-time. Gram loved to love on her family, which she did at every opportunity. She would be there to support her kids and grandkids, no matter how big or small the event. Whether it was a home remodel project, ball game, band concert or a boy scout ceremony - she and Frank would be there, no questions asked. Kay loved to explore and frequently dragged Frank on adventures away from the ranch and Abilene, documenting every step (and meal) along the way. Whether it was an Alaskan cruise, the Australian Outback, the Hawaiian Islands, the Badlands of the Dakotas, or the Windy City, Kay played hard and worked harder—an important lesson she shared with her children.She has rejoined her parents, Jiggs and Doreen Turner and brother-in-law, Jesse Perkins in Heaven. She is survived by best friend and husband, Frank Boyles of Gatesville, TX, her sister LaJauna Perkins of Amarillo, TX, and her sisters-in-law Lillie Turner of Fritch, TX and Glenda (Harold) Hathaway of Borger, TX. Her pride and joy: her children, DeVona (Ricky) Davis of Albany, TX, Donita (Larry) Crocker of Boerne, TX, and Dean (Kelli) Boyles of Hutto, TX; her loving grandkids, Lydia (Chris) Goodloe of Cibolo, TX, Larissa (Tim) Baker of Bloomfield, NJ, Caleb Sprang of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, Corey Don Sprang of Boerne, TX, Maleri Boyles of Temple, TX, Alex Boyles of Temple, TX, and Natali Boyles of Hutto, TX; her sweet great-grands: Amelia and Carter Goodloe, and Lilyana Baker. Her dear friend who became her chosen family, Mollie (Lyle) Robinson and their children. Her loving family misses her dearly and remembers her fondly.

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Joseph Louis Piller

Jun 12, 1935 - Jan 22, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Joseph Louis Piller, age 88 of Gatesville, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville with Rev. Bruce Cox officiating. Joseph’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home."Joe" was born in NYC to Irene and Joseph Piller on June 12, 1935. He met and married the love of his life, Helen Elizabeth Egger in Queens, NY on June 23, 1956. Joe was an entrepreneur at heart. At a young age, he became the owner of Bumble Bee Auto Repair in the big city of Manhattan- catering to an impressive clientele. Joe’s career over the years was nothing short of full. His mechanical skill, knowledge and expertise employed him as a head mechanic for the city of New York for over 20 years until he retired at age 65.You would think that after living somewhere for over 65 years, it would define a person’s home- not for Joe. After retiring, he relocated with Helen to Gatesville, Texas. This was home! He loved the people, the pace and the warmth. Joe’s passions were numerous- his most loved were fishing, boating, marksmanship and of course the New York Yankees! He was active in the Coast Guard, Mound Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Mound Cowboy Church and he made himself available to lend a hand whenever it was needed in the community. Joe was much loved by his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with all of them.Joe is survived by his wife, Helen Elizabeth Piller; brother, John Piller and wife, Pat; sister, Helen Adamcik; children, Debbie Piller; Joseph Piller, and wife Janie; Diane Heavin and husband, Gary; Joanne Soehnlein and husband, Mark; grandchildren, Brandon Heavin, and wife Amy; Virginia Heavin; Jennifer Miller and husband, Chris; Jason Agado; Mandi Fisher and husband, Neal; Kristine Palady, and husband, Jaryn; Shilah Heavin; Kaitlyn Soehnlein; Samantha Soehnlein; Dylan, and wife Lindsay; Alex; Claude; Jared; and Karlee who passed away December 18, 2015; great grandchildren, Madison, Kenna, Ian, Brodie, Blayze, Slayton, Byron, Sofia, Caymbri, Mayah, Luna, Lorenzo, Cruz, Elana and Lilly, Evan, Aubrey, Kinsley and Cora.

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Phyllis Marie Thompson

Aug 04, 1964 - Jan 23, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Phyllis Marie Thompson, age 59 of Gatesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. The family will receive visitors at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Phyllis was born on August 4, 1964, to Jack and Kay Edwards in Belton. She attended school in Gatesville and graduated in 1982. She resided in Gatesville most of her adult life where she raised her three children. Phyllis worked many years for Allergan (AbbVie) in Waco where she met her husband, Mickey. Phyllis enjoyed traveling, particularly cruising and going to Renaissance festivals in the Houston, Dallas and Austin areas. She liked science fiction and once met William Shatner (AKA Captain Kirk). She was an avid reader of romance novels and wrote beautiful poetry when she was young. Phyllis will be remembered for her beautiful blonde hair, her big heart and the love she had for her family. Her strength was admirable even through difficult situations. From her strength, she gave strength to those around her, especially her children.Phyllis is survived by her parents; husband, Mickey Molina; sons, Austin Edwards and wife, Andrea; Cody Thompson and wife, Amanda; daughter, Aimee Thompson; brothers, Jack Edwards, Jr. and wife, Linda; Robert Edwards and wife, Julie; Joseph Edwards and wife, Amanda; and Joshua Edwards; grandchildren, Jayce, Dixie, John Austin, Lillie, Tatum, Layla, Emma, Quinton, and Claire.

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Linda Marie Hayes

Apr 15, 1961 - Jan 17, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Linda Marie Hayes, age 62 of Gatesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024, at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville with Pastor Stephen Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery. Linda’s family will receive visitors at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Linda was born on April 15, 1961, to Vern and Patricia Berridge in Germany. She grew up in Killeen, Texas and graduated from Ellison High School in 1980. Linda worked for 25 years at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a correctional officer. During this time, she also taught Drivers Education to many of the teenagers in the Gatesville area. After she retired, she delivered mail for the United States Post Office. Linda enjoyed reading and watching her television shows. She loved the color pink. Linda will be remembered by many for the unique ways in which she taught teenagers to drive and the love she had for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Vern Berridge, Jr.; and son, Phillip Hayes. Linda is survived by her husband, Roy Hayes; sons, Brent Berridge and Mark Hayes; daughter, Devin Hayes Shelton; brothers, John Berridge, Ken Berridge, Steve Berridge, and Bruce Berridge; sister, Judy Luna; grandchildren, Hannah Berridge, Aiden Berridge, Logan Shelton, Felicia Baker, Wyatt Hayes, Grace Hayes, Hannah Hayes, Emory Hayes; and four great grandchildren.

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Mary Frances Floyd

Oct 13, 1934 - Jan 20, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Mary Frances Floyd, age 89, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed from this life on Saturday, January 20, 2024.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2024 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Loyd Hall officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Restland Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are David Hadeler, David Putman, Craig Frazee, Dale White, Charles Findley, and Melinda Burke.Mary Frances was born at home near Gatesville on October 13, 1934 to Francis Samuel Glass and Laura Odessa (Pack) Glass. She was the oldest of three children. She attended school in Gatesville and resided in Gatesville all of her life.On October 2, 1950, she married Raymond Floyd who she had met on a blind date. Mary Frances was a homemaker and the mother of five children. In 1969, she started working with her husband. The couple operated Floyd’s Floor Service together for 26 years before retiring in 1995. She and Raymond were married for over 69 years when he passed away. She became a member of the Church of Christ at age 12 and was a longtime member of the Gatesville Church of Christ. She was a lifelong and avid reader, a love that was instilled in her by her grandmother. She collected a large assortment of books over the years. If you visited her home, you might remember the floor-to-ceiling book-filled shelves in multiple rooms, and in later years, you might remember seeing anything and everything with a ladybug on it, as she was known as "Ladybug" to some. She was also a Dallas Cowboys fan and a Baylor University sports fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a brother, David Glass. Left behind to cherish memories are her five children: Brenda Hadeler and husband David, Debra Williams and husband David Putman, Nancy Frazee and husband Craig, Dr. James Floyd and wife Kelley, and Alisa Hudson. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Trevor Williams and wife Veronica, Blake Williams, Ryan Hadeler, Sean Hadeler, Kirsten Frazee, Robert Frazee, Mariel Frazee, Matthew Hudson, Katherine Hudson, Kade Floyd, and Erica Floyd; two great-grandchildren: Torin and Arwen Williams; brother Donald Glass and wife Louise; and many nieces and nephews.Her children would like to express their deepest gratitude to her three caregivers that she referred to as Mary's Angels: Carmen Gribble, Anna Kuzenka, and Billie Cotten. Proverbs 31: Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Her children arise up and call her blessed.Memorials may be made to Gatesville Church of Christ, 2417 East Main Street, Gatesville, Texas 76528.

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Lupe Esparza

Jan 12, 1927 - Jan 11, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Lupe Esparza, age 96 of Gatesville, passed away peacefully at his ranch on Thursday, January 11, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Scott’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Ater Cemetery. Lupe Esparza was born January 12, 1927, in Ames, Texas to the late Epigmeñio Esparza and Marie Garcia Esparza. He attended Enterprise School in Ames. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1946 and served as a military policeman while in Japan immediately following World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1947. He was drafted a second time in 1953 and was assigned to the 531st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in Fort Bliss during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged later that year. Lupe married the love of his life, Leonora Ortega in 1950. Together, they spent 73 wonderful years together. He worked as a trim carpenter until his retirement in 1992. He was also a member of the Coryell County Sheriff’s Posse for many years. In 1975, he built his family home by himself and enjoyed raising cattle and operating his family ranch. Lupe was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nellie Corona; and brothers, Andy, John, Robert and Joe Esparza. He is survived by his wife, Leonora; two daughters, Elizabeth Medart and husband, Barry, and Karen Benjegerdes and husband, Joel; brother, Manuel Esparza; grandchildren, Frances Casanover, Julie Collins and husband, Brian, Katie Homan and husband, Garrett, Megan Wiegreffe and husband, Wesley; and great-grandchildren, Logan Casanover, Evelyn and Connor Collins, and Harper and Madeline Homan. In lieu of flowers, Lupe’s family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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