Our Obituaries

Fredrick Perry Smith

November 26, 1942 - January 28, 2018


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Beverly Jean Olson

June 5, 1950 - January 21, 2018

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 6 PM - 8 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Copperas Cove. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Worship Center. Burial will follow in the Copperas Cove City Cemetery.She was born on June 5, 1950 in Stratton, NE and passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her residence in Copperas Cove, TX...
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Iva Mae Noack

December 22, 1922 - January 20, 2018


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Jennifer Anne Litton

July 22, 1974 - January 20, 2018

Jennifer Anne Litton, 43, of Copperas Cove passed away Jan. 20, 2018 at her residence. Services are pending with Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove. The family has asked for donations to make her services possible. Donations can be make directly to Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove.
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Homer J. Vaillancourt

November 26, 1960 - January 20, 2018

SFC (Ret.) Homer J. Vaillancourt Jr., age 57 passed away January 20, 2018, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born November 26, 1960 in Winchendon, MA to Claudette Vaillancourt and the late Homer Vaillancourt.Homer was a 1979 graduate of Murdock High School in Winchendon, MA. After graduating he joined the United State Army. Homer serviced his Country for 20 plus years before...
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Theresa Claire Lyle

August 20, 1942 - January 18, 2018

Theresa Claire Lyle, age 75, of Copperas Cove, passed away on Thursday January 18, 2018 unexpectedly at a rehabilitation facility in Gatesville, Texas. Born Marie Theresa Claire Ninteau in Lowell, Massachusetts on August 20, 1942 to Lucien and Helen Ninteau.Theresa is survived by four brothers Armand, Raymond, Richard and Edward; three sisters Dora, Jeanne and Anne; three sons, Robert Jr. ...
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Malea Bunnell Hartley

June 29, 1969 - January 14, 2018

Malea (Bob) Bunnell Hartley, age 48 of Gatesville passed away January 14, 2018 in a Temple Hospital with her family at her side. Malea was born June 29, 1969 in Killeen, Texas to Charles Bunnell and Tana (Rainbolt) Bunnell. Malea attended and graduated from Killeen Baptist Temple with the Class of 1987. After graduation she attended Central Texas College and began working for Texas Department of...
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Yoshiko Abercrombie

June 3, 1933 - January 11, 2018

Yoshiko Abercrombie, 84, of Copperas Cove, went to be with her Savior on Jan. 11, 2018, after battling acute renal failure. Yoshiko, first daughter and firstborn child to father Yosho Gushiken and mother Kame Gushiken, was born in Motobu-Cho, Okinawa, Japan. She married the love of her life, U.S. Army soldier, Norman L. Abercrombie on May 21, 1959. They were married for 50 years,...
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John Vincent Consentino

January 22, 1931 - January 10, 2018

Funeral Mass for Deacon John Vincent Consentino, Sr., 87, of Copperas Cove, will be 10:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove. Burial, with full military honors, will be at 12:00 pm Thursday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.Deacon John passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018. He is the son of Flippio and Concetta Consentino. He is...
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Edward Leroy Lawrence

January 7, 1933 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Gloria Cruz

March 9, 1916 - January 7, 2018

A Funeral Mass for Gloria Cruz, 101 of Copperas Cove will be Friday. January 12, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial will follow at the Copperas Cove City Cemetery. She was born March 9, 1916 in Rincon, Puerto Rico and passed away on January 7, 2018 in Copperas Cove.There will be a time of Visitation on Thursday January 11, 2018 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home with a Rosary.
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Francisco Mercado

December 15, 1925 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Ana Esther Vega Maldonado

April 6, 1939 - January 4, 2018

Visitation for Ana Esther Vega, 66 of Killeen, TX, will be on Monday, January 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Copperas Cove. Burial will follow at a later date in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Mrs. Vega was born on April 6, 1939, in Isabela, Puerto Rico; she passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Killeen, TX surrounded by her loving family.Crawford...
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Margit Louise Hallberg Grimme

February 3, 1945 - January 3, 2018

Margit Louise Hallberg Grimme, 72, of Killeen, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on January 3, 2018 after complications from pancreatic cancer.Visitation will be held at 6:00-8:00PM on Tuesday, January 9th at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 12:30PM on Wednesday, January 10th at 1st Baptist Church Killeen with Dr. Randy Wallace officiating. Burial will be on...
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James Francis Burke

March 1, 1943 - December 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Velta Wayne Howe

December 1, 1940 - December 30, 2017

Velta Wayne Howe passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017 surrounded by family.Born December 1, 1940 in Cleburne, Texas to William W. Howe and Delia (Davis) Howe. Velta lived in Cleburne until joining the US Army on July 11, 1960. First stationed at Fort Hood and then three tours in Vietnam. Velta married Linda (Allen) Howe on March 30, 1973. He was then stationed in...
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Verna Williams

November 5, 1929 - December 29, 2017

Services for Verna L. Williams, age 88 of Copperas Cove will be 2:00 on January 15 at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.Verna Williams passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at a local nursing facility in Copperas Cove, Texas. Verna was born November 5, 1929 at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas to...
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Pauline Pauline Wilkinson

September 10, 1930 - December 29, 2017

Emily Pauline Wilkinson went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 29, 2017.Pauline was born on September 10, 1930 to Andy M and Florence M Price in Rayville, LA the 5th of 8 children. Her parents took in 4 of her oldest sister's children and they raised them.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard N. Wilkinson. She is survived by her children, Patricia...
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Un Ja Brimer

July 16, 1938 - December 25, 2017

Un Ja Brimer, age 79 of Copperas Cove, TX passed away, Monday December, 25, 2017 at a Temple hospital. A visitation is scheduled for Jan 7 from 1-5pm at Crawford-Bowers funeral home, Copperas Cove. A graveside service will be held at Central Texas State Veteran's Cemetery at 2pm on Jan. 8.Arrangements are under the care of Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove.
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Frances Jane Barbee

January 23, 1929 - December 23, 2017

Frances Jane BarbeeJanuary 23, 1929-December 23, 2017Surrounded by family, Frances Jane Barbee went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior. Frances is survived by her children Barbara (Barbee) Fogelman and husband David of Hamilton, Edward Barbee and wife Shelly of Kempner, Jan (Barbee) Caldwell and husband Louis of Joshua, a brother Edward L. Ardis of Sulphur Springs, numerous grandchildren,...
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John Pablo Osuna

June 19, 1957 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Linda Lou Mullins

April 14, 1937 - December 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Joseph Norman Anthony French

October 11, 1926 - December 18, 2017

Joseph French, 91Joseph "Joe" Norman Anthony French, 91 of Copperas Cove, Texas passed away, Monday December 18th at the Hillview Manor Nursing home in Goldthwaite Texas.Joe was born October 11th, 1926 in New Rochelle, New York to Joseph Harry and Ethel Matilda (Secord) French. Joe was the last surviving of his three siblings. He served in both World War II in the Navy and in the Korean War in...
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Doris Jean Schuyler

August 8, 1942 - December 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Isiah Tyler Williams

April 16, 1999 - December 15, 2017

Isiah Tyler Williams age 18, of Copperas Cove Texas, passed away on Friday December 15, 2017. He is survived by his Mother Crystal Magness, Fathers Tim Magness, Richard Williams, Sisters Tori Arellano and Jordan Magness, Brothers Mason and Uriel Williams, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, and Many Aunts, Uncles and Many Cousins. Isiah is a class of 2017 Copperas Cove High School Graduate. He was...
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June June Priddy

June 15, 1932 - December 8, 2017

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 12 2017 from 5 PM - 7 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Copperas Cove. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.Mrs. Priddy was born on June 15, 1932 in Amory, MS. She passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 in Copperas Cove, TX surround by her loving family. Crawford...
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Leon Sanders

February 21, 1943 - November 23, 2017

Funeral service for Ret 1stSgt Leon "Sandy" Sanders who passed peacefully at home in Copperas Cove, TX on 23 Nov 2017 at the age of 74 will be on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11 AM at Pershing Park Baptist Church in Killeen.Leon was born on 21 Feb 1943 in Ponta, TX to Jim and Julia Sanders. He graduated from Kirkpatrick High School in 1961. Upon graduating, he enlisted in the United States Army,...
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Audrey Fern Rummel

May 8, 1935 - November 23, 2017

Audrey Fern Evans Rummel May 8, 1935 - November 23, 2017Audrey Rummel, born May 8, 1935 in Albuquerque New Mexico, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, peacefully in her sleep, on Thursday morning, November 23, 2017. Audrey graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1952. Then, three years later, in 1955 she graduated from Blue...
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Jimmy Lyle Drawdy

February 12, 1962 - November 18, 2017

Jimmy Lyle Drawdy, 55, of Copperas Cove, Texas went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Jimmy was born on February 12th, 1962 in Lakeland, Florida by parents, Leta and Jacob Drawdy. He grew up in Florida and Tennessee, and retired in Texas. Jimmy joined the Army and served his country for 12 years. After his service, he sought a career in education and influenced the lives of...
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Michael Steven Paradise

August 3, 1986 - November 17, 2017

Michael Steven Paradise, age 31, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away on Friday November 17, 2017. Michael is survived by his wife, Tonua; daughter Erin; and son Brendyn; mother Stefanie (Dean) Albert and father Michael (Susan) Paradise; sister Jennifer (Mark) Andrasik and sister Angela (Jeffrey) Andrasik; grandmother Dolores Vukmanic.Michael was a loving husband, father, and son who enjoyed...
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Nathaniel Tyrone Moore

October 17, 1984 - November 15, 2017

Nathaniel (TyJanae) Moore, passed away Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Jose G. Melendez

December 26, 1930 - November 14, 2017

Retired Sergeant Major Jose G. Melendez Santiago of Copperas Cove, TX, passed away after a lengthy illness on November 14, 2017, at the age of 86. Jose was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, on December 26, 1930. He was the tenth child of Valentina Santiago and Jose G. Melendez.Jose enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 as part of the 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers. He...
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Bobby Lou Clayton

January 22, 1924 - November 13, 2017

Bobby Lou (Ray) Clayton, died on November 13, 2017 in Plano, Texas.Viewing will be held at Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove on Friday, November 17, 2017 with visitation from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Funeral will be held at First Baptist Church of Copperas Cove on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Bobby will be laid to rest at Central Texas State Veterans' Cemetery on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 1...
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Margaret W. Handrow

June 28, 1925 - November 4, 2017

Margaret W. Handrow, 92, of Copperas Cove, died November 4, 2017, at the Hillside Medical Lodge in Gatesville. She died after a short illness.She was born on June 28, 1925, to Archie S. Weeks and Margaret R. Sterling in Dallas, Texas. Margaret attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she met her future husband, Wesley A. Handrow. They were married in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on August 23...
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Gary Matthews

February 9, 1939 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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William George Servinski

February 11, 1978 - October 30, 2017

William George Servinski, II, age 39, died October 30, 2017 at his home in Copperas Cove, Texas. He was born on February 11, 1978, in Fort Carson, Colorado to William and Janet Servinski. William graduated from Hardin County High School in Radcliff, Kentucky. He medically retired from the United States Army after serving his country for ten years. Among the various metals and awards earned...
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Paul G. Johnson

May 17, 1933 - October 30, 2017

Paul Graydon Johnson, age 84 of Kempner , TX passed away , Monday, October 30, 2017, at his home. A graveside is scheduled for 11 AM, Nov. 7 at Central Texas State Veterans' Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Jimmy L. Edwards

February 13, 1949 - October 22, 2017

Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking;Dream of battled fields no more,Days of danger, nights of waking.~Sir Walter ScottSunday, October 22, 2017 we let the Lord have our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Son SFC (Ret.) Jimmy L. Edwards.He was born on February 13, 1949 in Greenville, TX to the late Earl and Billie Edwards.Jimmy was also heavenly...
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Frankie Young

January 25, 1932 - October 17, 2017

Frankie Young, age 85, of Copperas Cove, TX passed away on Tuesday October 17, 2017. Frankie was born January 25, 1932 to Sara Jane Ward and Robert Franklin Ward. Mrs. Young graduated from high school, after which she spent several years in the military, earning various certificates. She was in the military until she met the love of her life, Mr. Carol W. Young, in Germany. After beginning her...
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Rita Mae Chaffee

October 6, 1957 - October 14, 2017

Rita Mae Chaffee, age 60, passed away at her home in Copperas Cove Texas on October 14, 2017, she was surrounded by her husband and two daughters.Rita was born October 6th, 1957 at Fort Hood Texas, she was the daughter of Raymond and Betty Farr.Rita was a nurse for over 40 years, was in the first class of the Temple Junior College in Nursing as an LVN. She medically retired as a nurse from the...
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Joseph Sylvester Sanderson

May 25, 1953 - October 11, 2017

Joseph Sylvester Sanderson, age 64 of Copperas Cove, TX passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Temple, TX. He was born on May 25, 1953 in Collins, MS. No services are scheduled at this time.
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Veronica Michele Bohanon

April 26, 1991 - October 11, 2017

Veronica Michele Bohanon was called home on October 11, 2017.She was born April 26, 1991 in Fort Rucker, Alabama. She is the daughter of James and Karen Bohanon.Veronica was a graduate of Copperas Cove High School class of 2009 and attended Central Texas College to study nursing.She was a classical pianist with a love for music and a voice of an angel. She loved children and wanted to become a...
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Mary Louise Saucedo

January 8, 1949 - October 8, 2017

Mary Louise Saucedo of Kempner passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017; she fought hard against her battle with cancer. She was born on January 8, 1949 in Waco, Texas to the late John and Louise Galindo.Visitation will be from 6 pm to 8 pm, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home with a Rosary being recited at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 12 pm Friday,...
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Catherine F. Weed

June 4, 1952 - October 4, 2017

Catherine "Cathy" Weed passed peacefully to Heaven on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was surrounded by her loved ones in those final days. Cathy was born June 4, 1952, in Lackawanna, New York. Cathy met Frank Weed in the early 80's while working to support her three children. Frank finally "wore her down" and they were married on June 1, 1983. Cathy loved her work as a business owner and always...
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Linda Yoshiko Gosser

February 13, 1933 - October 2, 2017

Linda Yoshiko Gosser, age 84 of Copperas Cove , TX passed away , Monday, October 2, 2017, in a local facility.A Graveside service is scheduled for 10 am on Tuesday, Oct 10 at Central Texas Veteran's Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove.
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Mary Lou C'De Baca

January 27, 1938 - October 2, 2017

Mary Lou C' De Baca, age 79 of Copperas Cove, TX passed away, Tuesday, October 2, 2017. Mary was born in Bernalillo, New Mexico to Rafael and Otilia Ruiz. She was the oldest of four children.Mary graduated Bernalillo High School in 1956. On December 20, 1958 she married her high school sweetheart Paul Amado C' De Baca. They were married for 50 years and had two children, Deborah and Sharon....
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Amanda Calais Aultman

August 2, 1992 - September 26, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Amanda Calais Aultman announces her passing on September 26, 2017 at the age of 25. Amanda was born in Fort Worth, TX on August 2nd 1992 to Lorrie Ann Cook-Salinas. She graduated from Copperas Cove H.S in 2014. She is survived by her parents Lorrie Ann and Orlando Salinas, step-parents Joe and Becky Riley, brothers Genovessi Salinas, Ryan Aultman and...
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Philip Landry Brooks

February 17, 1967 - September 25, 2017

Philip Landry Brooks, formerly of Abilene, Texas, passed away September 25, 2017. Phil was a graduate of Abilene Christian High School class of 1985. He graduated from Texas State Technical College, Waco in 1987 with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Automotive Mechanics. He was a Certified and Master Mechanic for the last 25 years, previously employed by Arrow Ford, Lawrence Hall...
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Doris Ann Freels

March 20, 1929 - September 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Linda Kay Harvey

September 27, 1956 - September 23, 2017

Linda Harvey, age 60 of Copperas Cove , TX passed away , Saturday, September 23, 2017, at a Copperas Cove Nursing Home. A memorial service is scheduled for 4 PM Wednesday Sept. 27, at Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove. Arrangements are under the care of Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove.
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Barbara Ann Greene

June 11, 1945 - September 22, 2017

Barbara Ann Lockart Greene, 72, of Copperas Cove, Texas passed away September 22, 2017 at her home in Copperas Cove. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Monday, October 2, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Copperas Cove, Texas.Barbara was born on June 11, 1945 in Laurinburg, NC to the late Grace Harrington and James L. Currie.She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Greene, one sister...
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Dean Louis Hudson

November 26, 1949 - September 18, 2017

Dean Hudson, age 67 of Copperas Cove , TX passed away , Monday September 18, 2017, in a Temple Hospital. A graveside is scheduled for 10 am Friday September 22, at Central Texas Veteran's Cemetery with a procession leaving Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove at 9 am. Arrangements are under the care of Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove.
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Stefanie James Frost

October 9, 1993 - September 14, 2017

James Richard Frost, 23, of Belton, passed away on 14 September 2017 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Visitation and a Rosary will be 6:00-8:00 PM (7:00 Rosary), Sunday, September 24, 2017.Funeral services will be held at 12:00, Monday, 25 September with the FR. Chris Downey as officiant at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with full military...
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Juan Torres

June 12, 1943 - September 12, 2017

Juan Torres, age 74 of San Marcos, TX passed away, Tuesday September 12, 2017, at an Austin Hospital. Mr. Torres was known as helpful within his community and loving husband. He had a passion for family as they were always put first. Juan is survived by his Mother Erminia Moreno. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Rose and children; Christina Duran, Kelly Foley, Ginger Bratten, Stephanie...
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William Alexander Bolton

July 25, 1955 - September 10, 2017

SFC (Ret.) William Alexander Bolton Jr. was born on July 25, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York. He passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his residence in Kempner, Texas.Bill joined the US Army and served his Country proudly for twenty plus years. During his time as a United States Soldier he earned many badges and medals to include; the NATO medal, Expert marksmanship qualification badge with...
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Charles Wayne Turner

February 8, 1935 - September 6, 2017

Charles Wayne Turner, age 82 passed away on Wednesday September 6, 2017. Wayne was born February 8, 1935 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Mildred Hatcher Turner and Ocy Turner. Wayne graduated Texas Tech University with both a Bachelors and Masters Degrees. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and 38 years in education, serving as Principal of Copperas Cove High School and Mae Stevens...
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Romanita L. Snyder

August 14, 1957 - September 3, 2017

Romanita Snyder , age 60 of Copperas Cove, TX passed away , Sunday September 3, 2017, at a Temple, Hospital. Services are pending with Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove
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Wilma Laverne Alexander

November 9, 1929 - September 3, 2017

Wilma Laverne Alexander 87, long time resident of Copperas Cove passed away September 3, 2017 in Temple, Texas. Wilma was born on November 9, 1929 in Flo Texas to Theodocia Montgomery Smith and Edward Lovington Pate. She married Therman Alexander in Palestine, Texas on October 13, 1945. She was preceded in death by husband 1SG (Ret) Therman Alexander and daughter Jeanie A. Barton, infant...
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Sharon Kay Scott

August 23, 1946 - August 30, 2017

Memorial services for Sharon Kay Scott, age 71 of Copperas Cove, TX will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. Mrs. Scott passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Killeen, TX. She was born on August 23, 1946 in Chamois, MO.Sharon was preceded in death by her husband Larry Scott. She is survived by 2 sons, Brian and Travis Scott...
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Lois Joy Gabaree

February 6, 1935 - August 28, 2017

Lois Joy Gabaree, age 82, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. Funeral services will be Friday, September 1st at 10:00 am, at Grace United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, August 31st, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home. Lois was born on February 6,1935, to Otis and Lone Nelson in Edgerton, MO. She...
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Alice Faye Suddreth

November 20, 1924 - August 27, 2017

Mrs. Alice Faye Mainers Suddreth November 20, 1924 - August 27, 2017 Alice Faye Mainers Suddreth was born November 20, 1924, in the Deanburg Community of Chester County, Tennessee. The daughter of the late Hugh Ellis Mainers and the late Tressie Thomas Mainers. She is a member of the founding family of the Pleasant Springs United Methodist Church, founded in the 1800's, where she has been a...
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Jaylen Sean Criner

May 11, 2017 - August 23, 2017

Jaylen Sean Criner, age 3 months of Copperas Cove, TX passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in a Killeen hospital. A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday Sept 2 at 10 am at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. Arrangements are under the care of Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove.
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Keith Michael Northrop

August 26, 1962 - August 22, 2017

Keith Michael Northrop 54 of Copperas Cove died August 22, 2017 rescuing five orphans from a freak shark attack at the Lampasas river. He managed to capture three of the sharks, but succumbed to the final attack in which the final shark teamed up with an eagle that attacked from above. He was a larger than life adventurous soul who packed more living in 54 years than most experience in 100. He...
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Warner Wayne Williams

December 30, 1935 - August 20, 2017

Warner Williams, 81, was born December 30, 1935 to Harry Walter and Catherine Marie Williams in Hannibal, Missouri.He graduated from McCooey High school in Hannibal, Missouri class of 1952. He joined the military shortly after.He served many tours during his 26 yrs. in the U.S. Army, including overseas tours to Germany, Japan, Vietnam, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Iran. Warner met Verna Edwards during...
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Nora De Alcala

March 8, 1965 - August 14, 2017

Nora de Alcala of Killeen, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the age of 52. Nora, as she was known by family and friends, is preceded in death by her father David de Alcala Jr. and her mother Julia de Alcala.Nora is survived by her three daughters as follows; Vanessa Garcia-Pineda, Gladys Y. Guillen, and Julianna Vasquez. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren as follows;...
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Christian George Gabriel Brill

October 10, 2000 - August 13, 2017

Funeral services for Christian "Abby" Brill, 16 of Copperas Cove, TX, will be on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Copperas Cove. Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM on Sunday in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 1:00 PM. Christian was born on October 10, 2000 in Killeen, TX and passed away on Sunday, August 13...
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Walter Franklin Miller

December 13, 1966 - August 10, 2017

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday August 24 at 1 PM at The Jesus Name Apostolic Ministry. 314 Casa Dr. Copperas Cove Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Donald E. Lowry

January 2, 1938 - August 9, 2017

Donald E. Lowry, age 79, of Copperas Cove, TX passed away on August 9, 2017. Donald was born January 1938 in Springfield, OH. He is was a retired Major in the U.S. Army and a Vietnam Veteran. Donald was retired from the Army and Air Force Exchange Services. In his free time Don like to golf, travel and spend time with his family. Donald is survived by; His wife Patricia Lowry, sons; Michael ...
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James Richard Norton

July 4, 1952 - July 28, 2017

Retired Lieutenant James "Rick" Norton passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017, at the age of 65. Rick joined the Austin Fire Department in 1971 and retired in 2000 with 28 ½ years of service. Much of his career was spent at Station 25 on B Shift. Rick's coworkers describe him as friendly, hardworking, and playful. He loved practical jokes, and was an avid hunter. Retired Assistant Chief...
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Sandra Kay Ramos

April 19, 1949 - July 24, 2017

Funeral services for Sandra Caraway Ramos will be 10 a.m. Friday July, 28 at Robertson Avenue Baptist Church. Sandra passed away July, 24 at Brooke Army Medical Center. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday July, 27 at Crawford-Bowers, Copperas Cove. Sandra was born April 19, 1949 in Corpus Christi to JH and Patsy Caraway. Sandra graduated from CCHS in 1967 and attended CTC. She was employed at...
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Sunya LaBelle Campbell Johnson

December 20, 1976 - July 20, 2017

Sunya LaBelle Campbell Johnson, age 40, earned her wings at her home in Killeen, TX on Thursday 20 July 2017. She was born in Houston, TX to the late Louis Sr. and Marlean Campbell on December 20, 1976 and was the youngest of seven children. She was a 1996 graduate of Killeen High School. She served her country in the US Army from 1998 to 2002. She worked as a cook at Carl R. Darnall Army...
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Michael B. Fuller

October 14, 1938 - July 20, 2017

Michael Blair Fuller was born on October 14, 1938 in Denver, Colorado. He passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 surrounded by his family. Growing up a child of a Civic Servant, he lived in Santa Fe New Mexico, Muskogee Oklahoma, Ranger Texas and Anniston Alabama. After graduating high school, Michael attended Jackson State University. On June 6, 1960 he joined the United State Army. While...
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Monty Dewight Dewald

August 20, 1937 - July 19, 2017

Monty Dewight Dewald, age 79 a lifetime resident of Copperas Cove passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 peacefully at his home. Monty was born August 20, 1937 in Copperas Cove to the late Lora Sue (Smith)Dewald and JR (Joy) Dewald. Monty attended and graduated Copperas Cove High School with the Class Of 1955 and was a proud Copperas Cove "Bulldog". He went on to attend Temple Junior...
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Marlene Carla Hickson

July 11, 1945 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Hubert Franklin Watts

October 28, 1949 - July 7, 2017

Hubert Franklin Watts, age 67, of Copperas Cove, TX. He was called home on Friday July 7, 2017. Hubert was born October 28, 1949 in Scotland County. He lived most of his life in Laurinburg, NC. He recently moved to Copperas Cove, TX with his son and family. He was a devoted man of the Lord. He loved everybody. He loved watching John Hagee, T.D. Jakes and other preachers on T.V. He really loved...
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Hubert Lovett

January 30, 1927 - July 4, 2017

Hubert Lovett, age 90, of Copperas Cove, TX passed away on Tuesday July 4, 2017. Hubert was born January 30, 1927 to Leona Lovett and William Lovett. Hubert is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Joyce Faye Lovett; daughter Patricia Edwards (George); daughter-in-law Diane Lovett; grandchildren Zeb Lovett, Jillian Lovett, Ronald Trevor Lovett, Frederick Noble, Jason Noble and Tracy Huff and...
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Miklos Skrapits

December 6, 1941 - July 4, 2017

MSG Miklos "Mike" Skrapits, USA Ret.Mike Skrapits, 75, passed from this world on July 4th, 2017, his wife & family by his side, from a sudden onset of pneumonia and septic shock after surgery. He had won the battle with lung cancer and had expected a full recovery. Mike was born Dec. 6, 1941, the eve of Pearl Harbor and WW11, to Karoly and Maria Skrapits in Szentpeterfa, Hungary. He...
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Benjamin Franklin Shaw

April 13, 1962 - June 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Margaret Jwell Jones

April 9, 1942 - June 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Elfriede Schneck

April 22, 1943 - June 13, 2017

Funeral services for Elfriede Schneck, 74 will be 2 pm, 18 June (Sunday) in the chapel of Bowers funeral home in Copperas Cove. Elfriede has gone home to be with our Lord on 13 June 2017. She was a beloved wife, mother and Oma. She was incredibly loving with a passion for caring for animals. She was born 22 April 1943 in Triftern, Germany. In September 1962 she married Charles W. Schneck....
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Yvonne J. Wrenn

June 21, 1926 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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William Arthur Hanson

September 9, 1939 - June 7, 2017

William "Willie" Arthur Hanson, age 77, passed away June 7 at Cornerstone Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home , 211 W. Ave B in Copperas Cove. Funeral services will be in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 16th, followed by burial at the Copperas Cove City...
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L. O. Owsley

June 13, 1931 - June 6, 2017

L. O. "Bud" Owsley went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Visitation will be held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Friday, June 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at First Baptist Church of Copperas Cove on Saturday, June 10 at 11:00 AM. Burial with full military honors will be held at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery on Tuesday, June 13 at 9...
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Eric Michael Lanza

April 6, 1977 - June 4, 2017

Eric M. Lanza, 40, of Copperas Cove, TX, formerly of Canton, OH, passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Angela (Beightol) and children, Taylor Nicole and Christopher, Parents Michael (Shari) Lanza and Patricia (Fuller) Smith. Also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Visitation 6pm-8pm Thursday June 8, 2017.Graveside Service 9am Friday...
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Patricia Ann Bennett

July 30, 1947 - June 1, 2017

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 PM. Mass of a Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Mrs. Bennett was born on July 30, 1947 in...
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Donald E. Wollek

February 18, 1941 - May 31, 2017

My life history I was born in Rochester, New York on 18 February 1941 to John and Evelyn Wollek. This is my rags to riches story. In the early years lived in Rochester, New York and moved to the Wolcott, New York area when I was a teenager. The best move I ever made was enlisting in the United States Army in March 1958. My first tour of duty was in Europe as a aircraft technician. I returned...
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Margarete Insogna

January 20, 1926 - May 28, 2017

Margarete Insogna, age 91 of Copperas Cove passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017 surrounded by her loving children. Margarete was born on January 20, 1926 in Griesheim, Germany the daughter of Heinrich and Elisabeth Bruder. After graduating Germany high school, she met and married a US Army Soldier Angelo Anthony Insogna Jr. Sewing and crafts were her hobbies, but baking different...
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Thelma M. Schorn

February 10, 1923 - May 22, 2017

Funeral services for Thelma M. Schorn, age 94, of Copperas Cove will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Church of Christ Cove with Tom Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Copperas Cove City Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2015 from 6-8 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Copperas Cove. Mrs. Schorn died on May 22, 2017 at Metroplex Hospital. She was...
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Marjorie Dumdie

September 30, 1946 - May 22, 2017

Marjorie Dumdie was born on September 30, 1946 in Castleford England. She passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.She was a member of the Girl Guides and enjoyed participating in various community service events as a young lady.On August 3, 1968 Marjorie married a United State Army Soldier, James Dumdie. Marjorie and James were great friends before they were married....
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Amanda Michelle White

December 16, 1978 - May 18, 2017

Services for Amanda Michelle Henry White will be at 10 a.m. Friday May 26th at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. Burial will follow at Smithwick Cemetary in Smithwick. A viewing will be held on Thursday May 25th at Crawford Bowers from 6 to 8 pm. Amanda went to be with her Lord and savior on Thursday May 18th. Born December 16th 1978 to Will Ross and Trixie Henry, Amanda graduated...
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James Gary Ashworth

November 27, 1950 - May 16, 2017

James Ashworth, age 66 of Lampasas, TX passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in a Temple hospital. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangement are entrusted to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas.
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Rose P. Williams

July 2, 1920 - May 16, 2017

Rose P Williams passed away Tuesday May 16, at her home surrounded by loved ones. Her visitation will Monday May 22, from 5-8 PM, with a rosary at 6 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Copperas Cove. On Tuesday May 23, a funeral service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Copperas Cove at 10:30 AM with burial to follow at Central Texas State Veteran's Cemetery. Rose Williams was born on...
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Alve Lynn Richey

March 1, 1935 - May 16, 2017

Alve Lynn Thomas Richey III, 82, died at his home in Kempner, Texas, on May 16, 2017.Tom was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on March 1, 1935, son of the late Alve Lynn Richey II and Amelia Marie Church, grandson of the late Frank and Mary Lobernick Church, and the late Alve Lynn and Agnes Rachel Pugsley Richey.As a child, Tom moved more than 20 times in more than 10 years as his father was an...
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James R. Thompson

August 12, 1939 - May 14, 2017

Services for Jim Thompson, 77, of Copperas Cove will be Friday May 19, 2017 at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church of Copperas Cove. Jim passed away on May 14, 2017 in Temple. He was born on August 12, 1939 in Robstown, Texas to Dan and Hazel Thompson. Jim practiced law in Coryell, Bell and Lampasas Counties for over 40 years after being Assistant District Attorney in Nueces County for a number...
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Lee Morris Green

June 30, 1940 - April 30, 2017

Lee Morris Green, 76, of Copperas Cove passed away on 30 April, 2017. Lee enlisted in the Army in 1960 as an Avionics Technician. He served two tours in Vietnam, earning both a Bronze Star and an Air Medal while there. Lee was passionate about his craft, and after retiring from the Army as a Master Sergeant with 22 years of faithful service, he continued working in the Army Aviation community,...
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Ruby Krause

February 24, 1921 - April 29, 2017

Ruby Alice (Becker) Krause, 96, went to be with her Lord on April 29, 2017. She was born on February 24, 1921 in Thorndale, Texas to George and Frieda Becker. She was one of nine children born to George and Frieda.Ruby was baptized on March 27, 1921 and confirmed on April 14, 1935 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale. Shortly after confirmation at the age of 14, she and her sister Helen...
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Frances A. Lawrence

August 30, 1936 - April 23, 2017

Frances A Lawrence, age 80 of Copperas Cove, TX passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at her home. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove
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Ronald Lee Grunden

August 18, 1938 - April 19, 2017

With sadness, the family of Ronald Lee Grunden of Copperas Cove, TX announce the death of their beloved father and grandfather who passed away peacefully at his home on April 19th 2017. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Dorothy Grunden of Walnut Grove, MN, and a son, Ronald Paul. He was also preceded by his lifelong love and wife of 53 years, Katherine Ann Grunden who passed...
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Sharon Dianne Linker

October 23, 1953 - April 9, 2017

Sharon Dianne LinkerSharon Linker of Copperas Cove passed away Sunday April 9 in a Killeen Hospital. Sharon was born on October 23, 1953 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Willie May (Donaghey) and Otis Aaron Anderson. Later in life Willie married Charles Donaghey, which Sharon loving referred to as her Dad. On January 5, 1979 in Henryetta, Oklahoma Sharon married the love of her life Edward Linker. Sharon...
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Terry Glenn Gann

July 6, 1956 - April 8, 2017

Terry Glenn Gann, age 60 of Copperas Cove, TX passed away Saturday , April 4, 2017, in a Temple hospital. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove
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