On October 3, 1946, Bedford Peyton Cain III, also known as Beep Cain, was born to Peyton and Alta Cain, in Alpine, Texas. Beep was 66 years old on October 3, 2012, and died on the 9th in Sinton, Texas, where he lived. He had one sibling, Jane Stevens Cain Kosub, of Eldorado, Texas. In 1974, he married Maxie Lynn Wright (now Maxie Houser), and had two children.
He was the joyful father of two children, Channon Christopher Cain of Austin, Texas, and Cara Meredith Cain Davila of Corpus Christi, Texas, and grandfather of Meredith’s 19-month-old twin boys, Cain David Davila and Rocco Alexander Davila. In 4 more days, Beep was to have become the father-in-law of Lauren Marques, upon her marriage to Channon.
Honest and caring, he was a man with a zest for life. He was a runner and inspired others around him to be active. He was an avid reader, stayed connected to world and state issues, and challenged his children to do the same or better. He was thorough and meticulous in his work and extremely effective in his work in development. After graduating from Angelo State University, with a bachelor’s degree in History and Kinesiology, he was hired as Administrative Assistant to the President of Angelo State University, and then attended Texas Tech School of Law.
He left to become a partner in a family farming partnership at Roscoe, Texas. While farming, he accepted a volunteer campaign position for Charles Stenholm in his bid for a congressional seat, and later served two terms as Stenholm’s District Representative. He served as Mayor for about 5 years, coordinating the FEMA, state and local resources during a “100-year flood” of the city in 1980. He was then quoted in the New York Times as having said that if the federal government had sent as many buckets to Roscoe as they had sent briefcases, Roscoe’s flooding problem would have been quickly resolved.
Beep had an admirable career in banking at Texas State Bank in San Angelo. He was hired by the Salvation Army of Texas as a Regional Development Officer and soon was promoted as Director of Development for the State of Texas and relocated to Dallas. In this role he led a team to raise money for Salvation Army causes throughout the state. He was in this position during hurricanes Katrina and Rita and led fundraising efforts to support Salvation Army causes during this critical time.
Beep had served as president of the San Angelo Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow, where he put “service above self”. He also served his church as an ordained deacon of Roscoe’s First Baptist Church. Beep’s home at his death was Sinton, Texas, near Corpus Christi. He will be missed by all, but his influence will live on through generations to come, as his commitments, convictions, and personality were as unique as his nickname, Beep.
SONORA — Roy Lynn Taylor, 70, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at his home in Kerville. Services were held at Kerbow Funeral home in Sonora on Feb 10th. Jeff Sedberry officiated.
Roy Lynn was born in Eldorado to Clovis Velton and Ada Belle Taylor on March 29th 1941.
Roy Lynn is preceded in death by his parents and a very special Great Grand-daughter, Alyssa Collins.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Sue Taylor, sisters Patsy Kellogg and her husband Charles of Eldorado and Helen Kaye Taylor of San Angelo; brother Velton Taylor and wife Dale of San Angelo; daughter Suzanne Whitworth of Sonora, Georgia Lynn Taylor and Ginger Taylor, both of San Marcos; sons Scott Alley of Round Rock and Steve Alley of Cypress; granddaughters Lindsey Collins of Lubbock, Kaitlyn Alley of San Angelo, Gaile Taylor and Gretta Taylor of San Marcos; grandsons Dalyn Sanders, Caleab Sanders and GT Taylor of San Marcos; great-grandson Nathaniel Childress; and great-granddaughter Shay Boggs.
Roy Lynn grew up in Eldorado, at age 13 worked for Mr. A.T. Wright at his grocery store. After graduating from Eldorado High School he entered the Navy. On his return to Eldorado he worked while with his dad at Clovis Oil Co.
He then started a lifetime career as an electrical technician. Roy Lynn worked for the Southwest Electrical Coop in Eldorado and Big Lake. After moving to Sonora, Roy Lynn worked for Brown Electric, Sutton County Specialties, City of Sonora, WTU and Medina Electrical Coop. He began work with Texas Engineering Extension Service (Texas A&M) as an electrical safety instructor and retired from the Texas A&M System.
Roy Lynn loved fishing and sitting at the poker table with friends and family. Some of his best days were fishing at Rough Canyon at Lake Amistad and the Pecos River. Roy Lynn never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him throughout his life. He always had a smile and a heart of gold to go with it. His wit will never be forgotten. His domino finesse was something to behold, his close friends and family called it “Eldorado Style”.
Honorary pallbearers were Earl Johnson, Eugene Bradshaw, Danny Halbert, Bob Merry, and Moses Hill.
Please consider donations to Cook’s Children’s Medical Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, in care of Alyssa Collins in lieu of flowers.
BANGS — Pat “Nonnie” Murph, age 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Brownwood, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. Funeral services were held at 10:00am, Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Bangs. Burial followed in Bangs Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2012, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
Patsy Jean (Adams) Murph was born March 8, 1944, to Clarence Howard Adams and Helen Marie (Campbell) Adams, in Odes-sa, MO. Pat graduated from Lovington High School in 1962. She married Ronald Murph on March 24, 1962, in Lovington, NM. Pat was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bangs. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and with her husband Ronald, enjoyed traveling and taking part in various Shrine activities.
Pat had a passion for sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery and belonged to the Brownwood Quilt Guild. Pat was also very fond of gardening. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan; supporting all of their various activities and bragging about them every time she had an opportunity. She loved spending time with her family and thoroughly enjoyed working on “special projects” with her grandchildren. Pat had a genuine desire to help others and enjoyed doing so. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Suez Shrine Center, 2915 Loop 306, San Angelo, TX 76904, or a charity of your choice.
Mrs. Murph was preceded in death by her father, Howard Adams.
Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Ronald Murph; her mother, Helen Adams; two daughters, Dusti Charboneau and husband Kelley of Brownwood and Jani Mitchell of Eldorado, TX; two brothers, Junior Adams of Odessa, MO and Ray Adams of Bangs; her sister, Mary Helen Holt of Odessa, MO; four grandchildren, Kelsi Charboneau, Kristin Charboneau, Bridgett Mitchell, and Blaine Mitchell, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Curtis Lynn Clark, 63, of Brady, Texas, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012, in Brady. Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2012 at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady. Services were at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.
Curtis was born on October 26, 1948, in San Angelo, Texas, to Edwin Clark and Patsy (Jones) Clark. He married Sandra McCollum on October 27, 1975, in McCamey, Texas. He had lived in Brady for the past 10 years, having moved here from Eldorado where he had lived for 20 years.
Curtis was a truck driver for many years and loved being out on the road. In his free time he loved to fish and enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers play.
Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, a baby sister, and brothers-in-law Mike McCollum and Coy Mitchell.
Survivors include: wife; Sandra Clark of Brady; daughters; Jennifer Cheatham, and husband Erik, of Godley, Tx; and Tamra Clark; sons; Jason Lynn Clark, and wife Amber, of San Angelo, Tx; and Jeremy Clark, and wife Jennifer, of Red Oak, Iowa; brother; Tommy Clark, and wife Judy, of San Angelo; aunt; JoRee Clark of San Angelo; mother-in-law; Willie Mae McCollum of Mason; six grandsons; Dustin Cheatham, Brandon Cheatham, Zackery Cheatham, Marshall Schmitz, Jackson Clark, Rhys Clark; two granddaughters; Shianne Clark and Kaylyn Clark; a brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law; and numerous cousins and friends.
Please view Mr. Clark’s Online Memorial at www.heritagefuneraltx.com.