Obits

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Apr

Frances Margaret Hische Merritt

Frances Margaret Hische Merritt

September 8, 1933 — February 7, 2018

Frances Margaret Hische Merritt, 84, of St. Francisville, Louisiana, died February 7, 2018 after a long and fruitful life.

Born Sept. 8, 1933, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Harry L. Hische and Grace Obaugh Hische, Frances and her sister Nan moved around as children but considered Galveston, Texas, where they graduated from Ball High School, as their home.

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03
Apr

Gary Alvin Harmsen

Gary Alvin Harmsen

October 26, 1942 — March 29, 2018

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03
Apr

John J. “Jack” Sopel Jr.

John J. “Jack” Sopel Jr.

March 13, 1927 — March 22, 2018

John J. “Jack” Sopel Jr., 91, passed away March 22, 2018, at his home in Meadowlakes, Texas. Jack was born on March 13, 1927, in Newmarket, New Hampshire, to John and Florence Brackett Sopel. When he was nine, the family moved to Manchester, and he attended the Manchester Public Schools, graduating from Central High School with the class of 1945.

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03
Apr

Ned Weimer Harrison

Ned Weimer Harrison

November 6, 1921 — March 25, 2018

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03
Apr

Mary (Bertie) Hansen

Mary (Bertie) Hansen

October 19, 1924 — March 20, 2018

Mary (Bertie) Hansen passed away on March 20, 2018. She was born in St. John, Missouri on October 19, 1924 to Merlyn and Vera Beary. She was married to John Hansen.

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03
Apr

Ann Vaughan Farwell

Ann Vaughan Farwell

October 11, 1939 — March 19, 2018

Ann Vaughan Farwell passed away March 19, 2018. She was born October 11, 1939, in Dalhart, Texas, to Ruth Elizabeth Bowron-Farwell and Frank B. Farwell.

She attended and graduated from Coronado High School, outside San Diego, California. After spending some time in College and working in insurance, she decided that her future was in the air … with American Airlines.

She started in Dallas, Texas, as a flight attendant and was promoted to a training position very soon after. She ended her very successful career for American Airlines as manager of field flight service training.

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03
Apr

Elwray "Skip" Pujol

Elwray "Skip" Pujol

August 14, 1935 — March 13, 2018

Elwray "Skip" Pujol passed away March 13, 2018. He was born Aug. 14, 1935, to Ray and Eleanor Pujol in St Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. Missouri and later graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, with a degree in Economics.

After graduation, he entered the Army in 1957 as a second lieutenant and served 23 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

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03
Apr

Christopher Michael Booth

Christopher Michael Booth

September 17, 1975 — March 20, 2018

Christopher Michael Booth, 42, of Kingsland, Texas left the binds of earth for his heavenly home, March 20, 2018. He was born to Christopher Alan and Nita (Proctor) Booth on Sept. 17, 1975, in San Antonio, Texas.

Chris was a member of the Highland Lake Wranglers Special Olympic team, he competed in bowling and swimming, he was awarded many medals and trophies for his competitive ability. He enjoyed reading, collecting Christian music CDs, and collecting National Geographic magazines.

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03
Apr

Barbara Jean Perkins

Barbara Jean Perkins

December 16, 1927 — March 15, 2018

Barbara Jean Perkins was born on Dec. 16, 1927 in Bloomington, Indiana, and was called home by her creator on March 15, 2018.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents; her twin sister Joan; her husband of 64 years, Homer; and daughter Judy Ann.

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03
Apr

Harry Allen Miley

Harry Allen Miley

October 18, 1954 — March 21, 2018

Harry Allen Miley, 63, of Cottonwood Shores, Texas, passed away March 21, 2018. He was born to Harry Junior Miley and Donna Miley Oct. 18, 1954, in Boonville, Indiana.

Harry served in the United States Army, and drove an 18-wheeler for his profession. Harry’s true passion though was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren, his friends, and barbecuing while listening to music.

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