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March 7, 1934 – June 24, 2015
Ino Hall, age 81, of Evant, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. today (Saturday), June 27, 2015, at the Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville, with Chaplain Bruce Mercer officiating. Burial will follow at the Bee House Cemetery. Ino was born on March 7, 1934, in the Bee House community of Coryell County, to the late Delos and Vera Freeman Walker. She grew up and went to school in Pearl, graduating as valedictorian of the Class of 1951. She married Raymond Hall on September 8, 1952. As a military family, she and her husband resided all over the world. Late in life, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas in Tyler. She taught high school English and Spanish for 15 years, before retiring in 1993. After her retirement, they moved back to Evant, where they have lived for the last 22 years. They were active in the Pearl Bluegrass Jam organization. She also was an avid quilter, being involved in the Pearl and Evant Quilting Clubs. She was a member of Pearl Community Fellowship Church. Ino is survived by her husband of 62 years, Raymond Hall; daughter, Vicky Clark and husband, Jimmy of Mabank; sons, Tracy Hall of Mabank and Jon Hall and wife, Lisa of College Station; nine grandchildren, Shaun Clark and wife, Traci, Rachel Perry and husband, Curtis, Ashley Abbe and husband, T.J., Sarah Stasny and husband, George, Alicia Hall, Emily Hall, Ami Hall, Noah Hall and Jackson Hall; and four great-grandchildren, Madison Clark, Jaymeson Clark, Cain Perry and T.J. Abbe III. In lieu of fl owers, memorials may be made to Pearl Community Fellowship Church, c/o Sally Freeman, 120 CR 157, Evant, TX 76525; or the Pearl Book Cottage, c/o Linda Ray, 1771 CR 152, Purmela, TX 76566.

Susan V. Davis, age 71, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Marlin, Texas. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Marlin with the Rev. Kurt Rutz offi ciating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Susan was born August 1, 1943, in Midland to H. and Chris (Baker) Hamlin. She was a longtime resident of Marlin and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Susan was a 3rd generation from Midland. She married Leslie Davis on August 2, 1994, in Las Vegas, NV, where they owned a commercial landscaping company together. They retired in 1995 to Marlin, Texas, where Susan was president of the garden club, music club and the Falls County Hospital Auxiliary. She is preceded in death by one son, her parents and grandparents. Susan leaves behind her husband of 20 years, Leslie Davis of Marlin; brother, Dwayne Hamlin and wife, Becky of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mattie Freeman died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the age of 61. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, at New Zion Baptist Church in McGregor. She was born May 1, 1954, in McGregor to Willie Mae Sims and Clay Berkley. She graduated from McGregor High School in 1973. She was employed by Smead Mfg. until medical retirement in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and two brothers. Survivors include her daughters Minister LaShanda White and Lesley Freeman, of Waco; son, Keith Freeman of Gatesville; sisters, Doris Hicks of McGregor, Leslie Woodson of Waco, Avonda Talley of Temple, Reeta Finley of Hallsburg and Margie Henderson and Trudie Hamilton of Waco; brothers, James Berkley of Los Angeles, Clayton Berkley and Rickey Berkley, both of Waco; and three grandchildren.