Mertzon — Shirley Aileen (Jackson) Haynes, 81, of Mertzon, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great, great grandmother was born in Vining, Kansas on July 8, 1931, and was welcomed into heaven on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

She was one of five children born to Lester and Fay Jackson of Clifton, Kansas. She spent her childhood on her parent’s farm where she developed her love for all animals. She raised crows, ducks, racoons, rabbits, chickens, ducks, skunks, dogs and finally, her precious cats.

Shirley married Bud on May 23, 1949, and they shared 61 years of marriage. Together they had four children; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.

In 1957 Bud relocated the family to Eldorado. There she started her beautician’s career. She specialized in making elderly folks feel beautiful. She carried on this tradition in Andrews, Big Lake and Mertzon (Playhouse Beauty Shop). She was a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Mertzon. The love of her church family helped to sustain her through the many trials she has had in her life in these past few years.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Rollin (Bud) and son, David. She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Linda Haynes (Fort Stockton), Mike and Stacy Haynes (Eldorado), and one daughter and son-in-law, Alona and Gene Shoffner (San Angelo).

A celebration of her life was held Tuesday, July 17, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), US 67 at Juanita, Mertzon, Texas. Burial  followed in the Mertzon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Salvation Army, 215 Gillis, San Angelo, TX, 76903; or the First Christian Church, P.O. Box 791, Mertzon, TX 76941.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Kerbow Funeral Home, Eldorado, Texas.

Stacy Dawn Haynes passed away on her 54th birthday, July 17, 2012.  She was born in Graham, Texas, on July 17,1958 to Dewey and Joyce Meyers.  Stacy married her soul mate, Mike Haynes, in Andrews, Texas, in 1975. Mike and Stacy had an amazing love story and would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on July 19, 2012. The couple moved to Eldorado, Texas, in 1981, where they made their home and raised two children, Mindy, born in1979, and Tanner, born in 1984.

 

The devoted mother loved being at home with her children in their early years, then found her second passion when she began working for the First National Bank of Eldorado in 1982.  Her gifts of working with people and crunching numbers came together as she progressed from teller to Vice President over a 30 - year career. Stacy also served as the secretary of the board of directors and as loan officer,and she was affectionately known to many as their “personal banker.”

 

Stacy was also very involved in the community that she loved.  She served as a member of the Eldorado City Council, Lion’s Club, Chamber of Commerce, and many other organizations throughout her years in Eldorado.  Nearest to Stacy’s heart was her membership and participation in the First Presbyterian Church of Eldorado. She was a faithful participant of the Wednesday night Bible study group, Sunday morning worship, and Christian Cooking.

 

Stacy is survived by her husband, Mike Haynes of Eldorado, Texas, and their two children – daughter, Mindy Sellers and husband, Tye Sellers of Midland, Texas; son, Tanner Haynes and wife Erin Haynes of Weatherford, Texas – and one granddaughter, Ailee Grace Haynes. Stacy is also survived by her parents – mother, Joyce Jackson of Andrews, Texas; father, Dewey Meyers and wife, Alice Meyers of Odessa, Texas; sister, Sherry Berry and husband, Bill Berry of Katy, Texas. She is preceded in death by her stepfather, Kenneth Jackson of Andrews, Texas.

 

Stacy’s battle with cancer only confirmed everything what friends and family already knew about her strong faith and character. Her family has shared that through her painful struggle, she never once complained, but instead reminded her family and friends to look to God and His daily blessings. Even through multiple rounds of chemo, Stacy fought to stay active in her daily life.  From going to work on days when everyone thought it impossible to traveling back and forth to Houston, Texas, for treatment, Stacy showed amazing perseverance and unwavering strength.
Though her departure from this life was much too soon, our hope remains in the One who holds her now in His embrace will some day welcome us home.
Services will be held Friday July 20 at 11:00 am at the 1st Presbyterian Church with burial following in Eldorado Cemetery.

SONORA — Delores Adams passed away on June 23, 2012, in Junction, Texas. She was born Delores Faye Fish on May 3, 1917, at the family ranch in Kimble County near Fort McKavett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Adams; an infant son; her twin sister, Doris McIntosh of San Angelo; her sister, Willie Evans of Fort McKavett; and brother Clarence Fish of Eldorado.

She is survived by sisters Bernice Williamson of Camp Allison and Frances Edmiston of Eldorado; her son John Q. Adams and daughter-in-law Susie of Camp Allison; her granddaughter, Johnna Shay Thibodeau; and great-granddaughter Reese Riley Thibodeau of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Delores went to the Murr Community Country School and then graduated from Eldorado High School as Valedictorian of her class. She worked for many years at Western Union telegraph in San Angelo, and later enjoyed working with the mentally-impaired at the State Hospital at Carlsbad, Texas.

She was an active worker in the San Angelo West Side Church of Christ and the Cedar Hill Church of Christ near Roosevelt.

She and Gene retired to the ranch on the North Llano River near Camp Allison in 1980. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and wildlife. She also greatly enjoyed card and domino games with her relatives, neighbors and friends.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, in Cedar Hill Cemetery near Roosevelt, Texas. Services were conducted by Kerbow Funeral Home of Sonora, with Clyde Dukes officiating.

Eldorado — Frances Thompson Peters passed away June 24, 2012 in Sanford, North Carolina in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Neal Heflin.

Frances was born March 7, 1925 in San Angelo, Texas to Luke and Frances Thompson.

She  spent almost 84 years of her life in Eldorado. After graduating as salutatorian from Eldorado High School, she worked in various positions in the community, including secretary at the High School, and then spent thirty-three years at the First National Bank, retiring in 1991.

During World War II she met the love of her life, Elmer (Pete) Peters. They married on January 12, 1946 and were married for fifty-seven years. In addition to their daughter, Kay, they also had one son, Ken.

Frances was an active member of the First Methodist Church and served her church as treasurer for many years. Her other community activities included membership in the hospital auxiliary and serving on the Board of Directors for The Way Off Broadway Players.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, her son, her parents and her brother, Luke (Bubba) Thompson Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, her special daughter-in-law, Lesa Ritter and husband Duane, granddaughter, Whitney Heflin

Moss and husband Marcus; grandsons Scott Heflin, Dustin Peters and wife Crystal, Ross Peters and wife Ginger. She was the very proud great grandmother of Parker and Jackson Moss and Mia Tercero and Breyson Peters. She also leaves behind four nieces and a nephew, as well as a myriad of friends in the home town she loved so dearly.

Frances was a devoted and faithful servant to her God and to her family and friends.

She was happiest when in the role of doing something for others.

Visitation with the family will be at Kerbow Funeral Home on Friday between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Eldorado at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a graveside service.

Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church of Eldorado or charity of your choice.