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The Celebration of Lives Lived

Earliest Birth - 1846 -- Latest Death - 1994

MILAM COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Lucy Hill Patterson Library
201 Ackerman Street
Rockdale, Texas 76567


Copyright 1996
Milam County Genealogical Society

All Rights Reserved
Library of Congress Catalog Card No."Pending"


Compiled by
Gloria U. Martin (Deceased)



BRABANDT, Laura Jenke of Houston & Giddings. Age 76. Died 10/17/1985 (Thursday) enroute from the Giddings hospital to a hospital in Austin. Services held (Sat.) 10/19/85 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings. Burial in Giddings City Cemetery. BORN 10/16/1909, she formerly lived for many years in Houston, but had been a resident of a nursing home in Giddings for several months. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman & Lina Jenke, 4 brothers and 1 sister. She was the sister of the late Martin Jenke of Thorndale. SURVIVORS: 3 brothers, Willie Jenke of Fredericksburg, Ernest and Herbert Jenke of Giddings; adopted son, Wilbert Brabandt of Houston and 2 grandsons of Houston. SS Death Benefit on #460-84-1088.

BRACKENRIDGE, Mrs. Eloise (John A.) of Thorndale & 1306 Cecilia, Taylor. Age 63. Died 7/1971. Services held (Sat.) from Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Mack Morris officiated. She was the former Eloise Wilson, BORN 11/25/1908 and daughter of the late M/M. Wilford Wilson of Thorndale where she lived for a number of years. She had been a resident of Taylor since 1937. She graduated from San Marcos Academy, attended Southwestern Univ. and Univ. of Texas and Texas Tech Univ. Prior to moving to Taylor she was a teacher in Thrall School District. She was the widow of John A. Brackenridge, a prominent cotton buyer in the Taylor area who died 7/9/1957. Member of Taylor Women's Study Club, Taylor Garden Club and Taylor Country Club. Preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother, Howard Wilson. SURVIVORS: 2 daughters, Miss Eloise Brackenridge of Houston and Miss Genie Brackenridge of Austin; sister, Mrs. Imogene Wilson Greer of Houston. SS Death Benefit on #455-76-5844.

BRACY, Christeen of Gause. Age 87. Died 1/9/1990 (Tuesday) in Richards Memorial Hospital. Services held 1/13 in Zion Hill Baptist Church. Burial in Peaceful Rest Cemetery. Rev. Richard Lenued, Jr. of Zion Hill Baptist Church officiated. Phillips & Luckey of Rockdale in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 1/27/1902 in Hempstead to M/M. Mose (Lucinda) Bartley. Married B.A. Bracy in 1918 in Hempstead. She moved from Hempstead to Gause as a young adult and resided there for the rest of her life. Member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband; son, R.C. Bracy; 5 brothers; 4 sisters. SURVIVORS: 4 daughters, Elnora Jones of Gause, Josephine Allen of Cameron, Jennie Edwards of Houston, Jettie Mae Owens of Gause; 13 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #459-92-2911.

BRADE, Monroe Clarence of Lincoln & Austin. Age 30. Died 1/19/1990 (Friday) died at his residence at 6 p.m. Services held 1/22/1990 (Monday) at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Burial in church cemetery. Rev. Bryan Sullivan officiated. He was employed as a sheetrocker at Travis Drywall Co. BORN 11/24/1959 in Lee County, son of Monroe Clarence Brade, Sr. and Joycelyn Ann Drew Brade. Married to Barbara Schneider. Preceded in death by a niece, a uncle, grandmother and step-grandmother. SURVIVORS: Wife, Barbara Brade of Austin; son, Chad Laren Brade of Austin; daughter, Courtney Lorrine Brade of Austin; parents, Monroe & Joycelyn Brade of Lincoln; 2 brothers, General Wayne Brade of Lincoln and Michael Dwayne Brade of Lincoln; grandparents, Herman & Alma Brade of Fedor and Selmon W. Drew, Sr. of Chalmette, LA.; father-/mother-in-law, Henry & Frieda Schneider of Lincoln. SS Death Benefit on #436-19-4553 under name M. Brade.

BRADEN, Paul A. of Thorndale. Age 86. Died 2/1972 (appeared in paper on 2/17/72). Rosary held Sunday at 7:00 in the Condra Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held (Monday) at the Condra Memorial Chapel followed by services in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylor. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Rev. Desmond Murphy and Rev. James Olenhausen officiated. Nephews served as pallbearers. He was BORN 1/30/1886 at Metz, TX. Married Mrs. Ola Moseley 10/16/1943. He was retired farmer who had resided in Thorndale since 1949. Member of Catholic Church. SURVIVORS: Wife, Ola; son, Eddie Braden of Floresville; daughter, Mrs. Adeline Goldman of Brady, TX.; step-daughter, Mrs. Vivian Dugat of Clute, TX. SS Death Benefit on #449-10-2733.

BRADLEY, Mrs. Albert Lee of Thorndale. Age 55. Died 6/21/1983 in Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale. Services held (Sat.) 6/25/1983 in Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Thorndale. Burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery near Rockdale. Rev. Herman Kelly officiated. She was BORN c.1928 in Milam County and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. SURVIVORS: Son, Mark Wayne Bradley of Thorndale; mother, Carrie Straings of Thorndale

BRAHM, Henry of Rockdale. Age 78. Died ?/1974 (Thursday) at Richards Memorial Hospital after being in failing health for several weeks. Services were held at the Phillips & Luckey Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Rev. A.J. Carver of Baptist Temple in Austin, officiated. BORN 2/17/1896 in Lee County to M/M Antone Brahm. He lived in Rockdale for 54 years and retired in 1959 after 15 years of service from the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was preceded in death by wife, Minnie M. Brahm, died 3/31/1952, also 3 infants. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, A.G. Brahm of Lafayette, LA. and John Brahm of Rockdale; 3 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy L. Shooter of Austin; Miss. Nita Jane Brahm of Austin and Miss Amy Sue Brahm of Waco; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dora Smith of Cameron and Mrs. Paula Mays of Fresno, CA.; 4 grandchildren.

BRANCH, Mrs. Edna of Lockhart. Age 77. Died 3/1978 (Monday) in Holy Cross Hospital in Austin after a long illness. Funeral and Burial not listed. Lockhart Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 8/28/1900. SURVIVORS: Grandchildren, Samuel, Rodney and Kenya Branch all of Rockdale. SS Death Benefit on #458-32-8182.

BRANCH, Dr. William E. of Rockdale & Hollywood, CA. Age 80. Died 2/19/1975 in North Hollywood (CA.) hospital. Services were held 2/22/1975 at Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, CA. He was BORN 3/13/1894 and lived in Rockdale as a youth moving as a young man. He was the founder of the William E. Branch Clinic in Hollywood and numbered among his patients many of the top names in Hollywood. He founded his clinic in 1932 and had been personal physician to such well known personalities as Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Harold Lloyd, Lana Turner, Dorothy Lamour, Hedda Hopper, Daryl F. Zanuck, Ann Southern and Zachary Scott. In his youth he was known in Rockdale as Ed Branch. Survivors not listed. SS Death Benefit on #573-46-5246.

BRANDON, Frank of Rockdale. Age 65. Died 11/1972 (Sat.) at Richards Hospital at 4 p.m. He suffered a heart attack at his home only a few days earlier. Services held (Monday) at Phillips & Luckey Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in IOOF Cemetery. Rev. Stewart Bell, pastor of St.John's United Methodist Church, officiated. He was a retired Rockdale business man, having lived in Rockdale 34 years. He had been manager for the Wm. Cameron & Co., Inc., lumber firm now known at National Building Centers. BORN 3/25/1907 in Waco, the son of the late M/M Arthur Brandon. Married Miss Hazel Pennington in 1930 in Waco. Member of St.John's Methodist Church and a member of the Rockdale Masonic Lodge. SURVIVORS: Wife, Hazel of Rockdale; daughter, Mrs. Lynne Ann Brockenbush of Kilgore; brother, W.T. Brandon of Waco. SS Death Benefit on #455-10-7606.

BRANDSTETTER, Jimmie F. of Rt. 3, Cameron. Age 65. Died 7/25/1973 (Wed.) in the Cameron hospital. Services held (Friday) at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Burial in Sharp Cemetery. Rev. John Homerstad officiated. He was BORN 2/9/1908 in the Sharp Comm. in Milam County. Retired employee of Humble Oil & Refining Co. of Baytown and lived in Cameron for the past 10 years. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Norene Brandstetter; daughter, Mrs. Marjie Gerick of Cameron; sister, Mrs. Laura Denker of Austin. SS Death Benefit on #463-34-1149.

BRANDSTETTER, Milton E. of Sugarland. Age 68. Died 5/1973 (Monday) at his home in Sugarland. Services were held (Wed.) at Navasota. Burial not listed, possibly in Navasota. He was BORN 1/31/1905 at Sharp Comm. SURVIVORS: Wife of Sugarland; son, Byron Brandstetter of Rockdale; daughter, Mrs. Barbara Sproles of Alief, TX.; brother, Jimmie F. Brandstetter of Cameron; sister, Mrs. Laura Denker of Austin; 3 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #464-16-1426.

BRANNON, Tom B. of Houston. Age 63. Died 8/01/1978 after several months of failing health. Pat H. Foley Funeral Chapel, Houston, in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 8/15/1914. SURVIVORS: Wife, Agnes Brannon, a brother, 2 sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #458-09-5945.

BRATTON, Jr., James Morgan of Galveston. Age baby, 2 mos. & 14 days. Died 2/19/1964 in a Galveston hospital. Services held (Thursday) at the Bible Baptist Church in Galveston. Burial in Forrest Grove Cemetery near Rockdale. SURVIVORS: Parents, M/M. James Bratton of Galveston; sister, Dena of Galveston; grandparents, Mrs. Maurine McCoy of Taylor and M/M. James Morgan Bratton of Calhoun City, MS.; great-grandparents, M/M. John Jackson of Taylor and 2 uncles.

BRAUN, Lawrence of Burton. Age 64. Died 4/27/1990 at his home in Burton. Services held 4/29/1990 (Sunday) at the Chapel of Foehner Funeral Home. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Burton. Minister Glen Schoeneberg of St.John's United Church of Christ, Burton, officiated. Foehner Funeral Home, Burton, in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 11/15/1925 in Burton to M/M John & Dora Bethke Braun. He was a farmer, veteran of WW-2, having served in the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother. SURVIVORS: 2 brothers & sisters-in-law, Eddie & Ida Braun of Rockdale and Johnnie & Dora Braun of Waller; sister, Anita Herzog of Katy.

BREWSTER, Don W. of Fresno, CA. & Thorndale. Age 70. Died 8/17/1976 (Tuesday) in Fresno, CA. while visiting friends. Services held (Friday) in Condra Memorial Chapel, Taylor. Burial in the Davis plot in IOOF Cemetery, Georgetown. Rev. Roland Hodge officiated. Sanchez Hall of Fresno, CA. and Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 3/27/1906 in Fresno, CA. and had lived there for 68 years before moving to Thorndale a year ago, following the death of his wife, Louise Davis Brewster on 7/10/1975. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He had worked for Morrison-Knudsen many years; also Utah Mining Co. and with other big construction companies which had taken him to all parts of the U.S., Greenland, Hawaii and Peru with Marconi Mining Co. for 8 years. Because of ill health he took an early retirement. SURVIVORS: Mother-in-law, Mrs. Grace Davis Berry, 2 nieces and 4 nephews. SS Death Benefit on #553-01-5285. Benefit information indicates birthdate as 3/26/06-Obit states 3/27/06.

BRICKER, James V. of McDade. Age 87. Died 9/10/1989 (Sunday) in Richards Memorial Hospital, where he was hospitalized since 7/25. Services held 9/13 (Wed.) in the Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial in Lexington Cemetery. Bishop O.D. Graham and Elder Eddie Owens of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiated at the funeral home and Rev. Geary McManus of Knobbs Springs Baptist Church officiated at the cemetery. Phillips & Luckey, Rockdale, in charge of arrangements. He moved to McDade in 1958 from the Del Rio area. He was BORN 7/25/1902 in Carta Valley to M/M. John Daniel & Issie Leona Rowley Bricker and a retired farmer. Married Martha Annie Deison on 7/29/1928 in Burnet. Preceded in death by 2 brothers and 4 sisters. SURVIVORS: Wife, Martha of McDade; son, Joe D. Bricker of Lexington; 5 daughters, Earline Burns of McDade, Verna Dawson of Midland, Juanita Graham of Boerne, Lois Richter of Rogers and Margaret Newman of Lexington; sister, Mabel Kelly of Iraan; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.

BRINKLEY, Charles Jesse of Thorndale & Austin. Age 77. Died (?). Services held Sunday from Wilke-Clay Funeral Home in Austin. Rev. A.D. Eberhart, pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in charge of the service. Mr. Brinkley was a retired farmer and stockman, moved to Austin from Thorndale in 1927 to make his home. SURVIVORS: 7 daughters, 3 sons, 7 sisters, 3 brothers, 26 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

BRINKMEYER, Gay of Taylor. Age 19. Died ?/1983 in a tragic car collision Saturday night a few miles from Taylor. Donna Kay Hobbs and Cheryl Wade were also victims. Gay and Cheryl were seniors in Taylor High School. Donna Kay and Cheryl were cousins and great nieces of M/M O.B. Chambers. Services held Monday afternoon in Taylor at St.Paul Lutheran Church for the 3 victims.

BRINKMEYER, Mrs. Ruth (Albert) of Thrall. Age 56. Died 5/5/1990 (Sat.) at her home. Prayer service held Monday at Condra Funeral Home. Services held (Tuesday) at St.John Lutheran Church in Thrall. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Robert Sauer officiated. She was BORN 2/13/1934, daughter of Sylvester & Betty Michna Kuban. Lived in Taylor area all her life and a member of above church. She was employed by Taylor Bedding Mfg. Co. for 35 years. Member of Sons of Herman Lodge and SPJST Lodge 29. SURVIVORS: Husband, Albert Brinkmeyer of Thrall; mother, Mrs. Betty Kuban of Taylor; twin daughters, Deborah Adams of Thorndale, Cynthia Brinkmeyer of Thrall and daughter, Melissa Pitcock and husband, Dale of Austin; brother, Maurice Kuban of Ellicott City, MD.; 4 grandsons, Carroll Ray Adams, Clayton Adams, Clint Adams, Fontana Pitcock; 2 nieces, 4 nephews, 5 sisters-in-law and 4 brothers-in-law.

BROCK, Helen Elizabeth of Houston & Rockdale. Age 77. Died 5/16/1990 (Wed.) at her home in Rockdale. Services held 5/18 (Friday) at Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial in IOOF Cemetery. Ministers Howard Mahle and Adrin Fletcher officiated. Phillips & Luckey, Rockdale, in charge of arrangements. She had resided in Rockdale for 11 years and previously lived for 48 years in Houston. BORN 3/13/1913 in Howardville, TN. to M/M William Carr & Exie Texas Bradley Jenkins. Married Lloyd Brock on 5/1/1937 in Houston. Preceded in death by her parents, William Carr Jenkins and Exie Texas Jenkins, and a brother, Aldon Jenkins. She was a member of Murray Street Church of Christ. She enjoyed yard work and gardening. SURVIVORS: Husband, Lloyd Brock of Rockdale; 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Virginia Bankston & husband, John, of Rockdale and Delores Ann Allcorn & husband, Danny, of Houston; brother, Wesley Trowbridge of Colfax, CA.; 7 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #460-09-9939.

BROCKENBUSH, Edwin M. of Rockdale. Age 77. Died 11/30/1977 in Richards Memorial Hospital after being in failing health for several years. Services held (Friday) in Peace Lutheran Church. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, Rockdale. Rev. Waldemar Wendel officiated. He was BORN 1/05/1900 in Milam Co. to M/M. Charles Brockenbush. Married Alice Seelke in 1921 in the Bushdale Comm. He was a retired farmer and was a resident of Rockdale for past 10 years. Preceded in death by a son, Floyd Brockenbush in 1967. Member of Peace Lutheran Church. SURVIVORS: Wife, Alice Brockenbush of Rockdale; 2 sons, Charles S. Brockenbush of Lexington and E.J. Brockenbush of Kilgore; daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice Poe of San Antonio; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mollie Johnson and Mrs. Lydia Baker, both of Fort Worth; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #459-20-7281.

BRODNAX, Amy of Rockdale. Age 88. Died 12/17/1989 (Sunday) in Richards Memorial Hospital. Services held 12/19/1989 (Tuesday) in Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Williamson of First Baptist Church officiated. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Rockdale in charge of arrangements. She was a lifelong resident of Rockdale. BORN 3/13/1901 in Rockdale to M/M Sam & Elizabeth McVoy Yoakum. Before retiring she had been employed at the Dairy Queen. Preceded in death by her first husband, Byrd M. Grace in 1929; a son, Tommy Sanderson on 6/23/1963; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. At the time of her death, she was one of the oldest members of Rockdale First Baptist Church. SURVIVORS: Son, John Grace of Rockdale; daughter, Byrd Page of Nederland; brother, Wilson Yoakum of Franklin; sister, Lillian Jackson of Rockdale; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #455-34-1467.

BRODNAX, Bruce B. of Mexia. Age 77. Died 3/15/90 (Thursday) in Scott & White Hospital. Graveside services held 3/17 (Sat.) in the Mexia Cemetery. Phillips & Luckey, Rockdale, in charge of arrangements. He was a Rockdale resident for 39 years. BORN 6/20/12 in Coolidge to M/M. Bruce B. & Hilda M. Brodnax. He was a construction foreman. He and wife, Vivian Mae Anthis had been married for 17 years. Preceded in death by parents. SURVIVORS: Wife, Vivian of Rockdale; son, Bill J. Brodnax of Odessa; daughter, Charlene B. Luetge of Rockdale; 3 sisters, Louise Hancock, Sybil Henderson and Polly Schuler, all of Houston; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #456-07-5573 under B. Brodnax. Benefits info states death date of 3/22/90.

BROECKL, Miss Augusta of Bushdale Comm. Age 84. Died 11/15/1977 in Richards Memorial Hospital where she was a patient for 3 weeks. Services held (Thursday) in Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial in Bushdale Cemetery. Rev. Paul McCallum, of St.Joseph's Catholic Church, officiated. She was BORN 7/31/1893 to M/M. John Broeckl. Preceded in death by a sister. Member of St.Joseph's Catholic Church. SURVIVORS: 2 sisters, Mrs. Annie Holliday and Mrs. Louise Langmeier both of Rockdale; niece, Mrs. Earl Seelke of Rockdale; 1 great-nephew and 2 great-nieces. SS Death Benefit on #467-76-2061. Benefits birth year states 7/31/1892.

BROECKL, Miss Mary of the Bushdale Comm. Age 78. Died 2/21/1974 (Thursday) in Richards Hospital. She was in failing health for a number of years. Services held (Sat.) at Phillips & Luckey Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in Bushdale Cemetery. Father Paul McCallum, pastor of St.Joseph's Catholic Church, officiated. She was BORN 3/30/1895 in Milam County in the Bushdale Comm. to M/M. John Broeckl and lived her entire life in that community. SURVIVORS: 3 sisters, Augusta Broeckl, Louise Langmeire and Mrs. Annie Holliday of Rockdale; niece, Mrs. Joy Holliday Seelke of Rockdale; great-nephew, Glenn Seelke of Rockdale; 2 great nieces, Donna Seelke of Rockdale and Mrs. Pamela Seelke Kevil of Gonzales. SS Death Benefit on #467-76-2064.

BROKMEYER, Elenora O. of Frelsburg Community. Age 75. Died 5/14/1990 (Monday) in Bellville. Services held 5/16/1990 (Wed.) in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Burial in Frelsburg Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 5/15, in the Knesek Chapel, Fayetteville. Msgr. Werner Bockholt officiated. She was a lifetime resident of the Frelsburg Comm. BORN 7/27/1914 in Frelsburg to M/M Emil & Caroline Gully Buxkemper. Married Clemens W. Brokmeyer on 11/26/1935 in Frelsburg. Preceded in death by her husband, Clemens W. Brokmeyer on 5/23/1969; her parents, a brother, Felix, and an infant brother, Benjamin. She was a member of St.Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of Americas and St. Ann's Altar Society. Koenig-Peel Funeral Home of LaGrange in charge of arrangements. SURVIVORS: 4 daughters & sons-in-law, Florian & Lambert Skubal of Rockdale; Madeline & John Kovar of Rockdale; Margaret & Jerry Kubala of Fayetteville and Genevieve & Raymond Broz of Bleiberville; 2 sons & daughters-in-law, Darwin C. & Jeanette Brokmeyer; Leslie Gene & Johnnie Mae Brokmeyer, both of Houston; 6 sisters & brothers-in-law, Irene & Alois Henneke of Frelsburg; Viola & Clarence Warschak of Frelsburg; Sophie & Manley Leyendecker of Columbus; Isabelle & James Wilde of Lyford; Cora & Justin Wostarek of LaGrange and Ottilia & Frank Lesikar of Columbus; brother & sister-in-law, Leonard & Juanita Buxkemper of Wimberley; sister-in-law, Loreda Buxkemper of Columbus; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #461-70-0870.

BROOKS, David V. of Rockwall. Age 57. Died 2/8/1989 in Lake Pointe Medical Center, Rowlett. Services held 2/11 in Lyons Funeral Chapel. Burial in Rockwall Memorial Cemetery. Dr. Robert Reeves officiated. He was BORN 12/14/1931 in Rockwall Co. to M/M. Albert Carl (Beulah Belle Vinson) Brooks. He was a farmer/rancher with his father and mother-in-law, Henry and Zula Zollner. He was a Rockwall County Commissioner for 24 years, first winning election in 1964 and winning the Democratic Primary in every election from 1964-1988. He was narrowly defeated by Republican Buford Waldrop in 1988. He helped run the "Hobo Ranch" which was started by the Zollner family. The ranch helped unemployed men, offering meals and lodging and providing jobs. Brooks often was the ranch's cook. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. SURVIVORS: Wife, Maxine Zollner Brooks of Rockwall; brother-in-law, Ben Henry Zollner of Rockwall; 3 sons, David Wayne, Benjamin Claude and Carl Henry Brooks, all of Rockwall; 2 daughters, Sheri Ann Benford and Zula Kay Hawkins, both of Rockwall; 3 brothers, Wallace Brooks of Rockdale, Carl Brooks of Rockwall and Earl Brooks of Dallas; 2 sisters, Atha Belle Pierce of Dallas and Ollie Daniel of Heath; 5 grandchildren.

BROOKSHIRE, Sr., R. H. of Taylor. Age 68. Died 6/15/1983 (Wednesday) in Johns Community Hospital. Services held (Friday) at Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Luther H. Dillard officiated. BORN 8/21/1914. He was a resident of Taylor for the past 28 years. He retired from the R.H. Brookshire Insurance Agency. Member of First Baptist Church in Taylor. SURVIVORS: Wife, Ruth Brookshire of Taylor; daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Donnie) Brinkmeyer; son, Ralph Brookshire, Jr. of Taylor and 5 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #456-24-1851 under name Ralph Brookshire.

BROOKSHIRE, Ruth of 1016 George St., Taylor. Age 68. Died 6/6/1989 (Tuesday) at John's Community Hospital. Services held 6/8 (Thursday) from Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Jim Wyche officiated. She was BORN 11/17/1920 in Uvalde, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Sarah Springfield. Married Ralph Brookshire on 2/27/1937. He preceded her in death 6/15/1983, also an infant daughter. Lifelong resident of Taylor area. She was a secretary for the Texas Farm Bureau. Member of First Presbyterian Church. Past president of Taylor Area Businesswomen's Asso., member of Home Demonstration Club of Williamson Co. and of Eastern Star of Taylor. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Donnie Brinkmeyer and husband, Wilbur, of Taylor; son, Ralph Brookshire and wife, Pat of Taylor; sister, Alice Koonce of Rufugio; a brother, Jimmy Springfield of Colorado Springs, CO.; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on 461-56-8637. Benefits info states birthdate 11/17/1919.

BROOME, Earnest V. of Fort Worth. Age 68. Died 6/19/1973 (Tuesday) at his home in Ft.Worth. Services held (Thursday) at the First Methodist Church in Ft.Worth. Burial not listed. Dr. Walter Underwood officiated. Honorary pallbearers were fraternal brothers of Julian Field Masonic Lodge. He was BORN 6/16/1905 in Calumet, AL., the son of M/M. L.E. Broome. Married Ruby Jenkins on 4/30/1927 in Navooe, AL. He was a retired electrical engineer, associated with Ebasco and Brown & Root. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Ruby Jenkins Broome of Ft.Worth; son, L. Eugene Broome of Houston; 3 daughters, Mrs. Anne Hunt of Pasadena, Mrs. Christine Waters of Rockdale and Mrs. Mary Shugart of Pasadena; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Madison of Nashville, TN.; 12 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #416-05-0575.

BROWER, Cherell of Houston. Age 6. Died 1979 (Sat. 1:45 a.m.) suffocating in a mobile home fire. Unidentified motorists were credited with saving the lives of 7 other family members when they were passing by on US 79 and saw the fire. Rodney Branch who lived in the mobile home with his 3 sisters, Kenya Branch, Marsha Bell and Jackie Bell, and 2 nieces, Elaine Debose and Iris Brower and nephew Bobby Debose, said Cherell and her sister, Iris Brower of Houston, were visiting the family for the holidays. The child was buried (Sunday) in the New Oak Lawn Cemetery.

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