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Berta was born in Leonard, June 13, 1927, to James P. Sullivan and Bertha Prather Sullivan. She married J.T Jackson May 7, 1944. They lived in several places throughout Texas before moving to Llano 20 years ago. She was a homemaker who sewed, crocheted, knitted and loved to cook. Berta and J.T.
Frances Margaret Hische Merritt, 84, of St. Francisville, La., died Feb. 7, 2018 after a long and fruitful life. Born Sept. 8, 1933 in Knoxville, Tenn., to Harry L. Hische and Grace Obaugh Hische, Frances and her sister Nan moved around as children but considered Galveston, where they graduated from Ball High School, as their home. Not long after graduation, Frances married Warren Franklin ‘Skeeter’ Merritt Jr.
Kenneth A. Balog (MSgt, USAF, Ret), of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in a local hospice facility. He was born March 2, 1932 in a southeastern suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa.  He graduated high school in 1950 and enlisted in the USAF when the Korean War broke out. He went to San Antonio for basic training at Lackland Air Force base. He became a military policeman, married and went to Korea to serve a year in that war. Mr.
James Warren Deats, 91, known as “Chic” to his friends, died peacefully on Feb. 10, 2018, with family at his side, after a long struggle with dementia. He and his twin sister, Margaret Ann, were born on April 13, 1926, and grew up in Llano. After graduating from Llano High School, James enlisted in the U.S.
R.V. “Rue” Derrick Jr., 96, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. R.V. was born on May 30, 1921 in Weatherford, to Rue and Lucille Derrick. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Willys Raesener on Nov. 12, 1942 in Castell. She preceded him in death on July 3, 1962.
Hol Robin McGlothlin, 72, of Goldthwaite, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Goldthwaite. He was born March 27, 1945, in Hamilton, to William Russell McGlothlin and Auleen Beach Wilhite. Mr. McGlothlin was a truck driver all his life. There was a memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Center City Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Valarie; two sons, Robin Glen McGlothlin and wife Randi of Vidor, and Cody Odom of Goldthwaite; two daughters, Peggy Irvin and husband To ...
Willie (Hicks) Morgan of Tow, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the age of 82. She was born to Jennie May (Towerton) and Robert Hicks Sept. 5, 1935. She married Gayleon Morgan July 16,1956 in Bluffton. She worked for the United States Postal Service until she retired. Willie was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Tow.
Mary Petty, age 81, of Brownwood passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at her residence. Funeral services for Mary will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, at Coggin Ave. Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Skaggs officiating. Interment will follow at the Zephyr Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m.
Frances Ebeling of Round Mountain passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2018. Frances was a dedicated wife and mother. She came to the Hill Country in 1944 as the Blanco County Home Demonstration Agent at the time when electricity was just coming into the area. She was very proud of the work she did to educate the residents on how to use this new technology. Frances worked alongside Jack, her husband of 71 years, to carry on operation of the Lazy E Ranch, building up a Registered Hereford he ...
Hudson Lee Long finished his course on this side of Heaven on Jan. 24, 2018. He was born in Llano on April 4, 1933. He was many things: husband, father, grandfather, friend, Sunday School teacher, civic volunteer, historian, cowboy poet, actor, postman, rancher, lover of puzzles and games, dedicated sports fan, runner, rafter, and sailor.

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