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February 8, 1931 – September 14, 2014
Jackie Nell Loer, age 83, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, surrounded by her family in Jonesboro. Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the Jonesboro Cemetery. Jackie was born on February 8, 1931, in Coryell County to the late Estel Erbin and Commella Lenora Kemp Jackson.  She grew up in the Turnover community, which is now Ft. Hood. After moving off The Camp, her family settled in Turnersville where she attended school. Jackie married George M. Loer Jr. in 1947, and they raised one daughter in the Mountain and Gatesville communities. She worked at Medical Plastics for 30 years before retiring to the Jonesboro community. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Marshall Floyd Jackson, Ernesteen Jackson and Esteen Jackson; and one sister, Moran Virginia Jackson. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Ashby and husband, Seaborn K.; grandchildren, Tiffany Coble and husband, Russell, and Chris Ashby and wife, Angela; great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Keegan Coble, Caitlin and Braden Ashby, and Lauren, Katie and Ryan Kuzenka. In lieu of fl owers, memorials may be made to the Jonesboro Cemetery, 2415 CR 194, Jonesboro, TX 76538, or to the Jonesboro Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 6, Jonesboro, TX 76538.

March 19, 1934 - September 16, 2014
Lee H. Hefner, age 80, of Gatesville, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in Gatesville. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. today (Saturday), September 20, 2014, at the Restland Cemetery in Gatesville. Lee was born on March 19, 1934. He served 20 years in the Air Force, retiring in 1972 as a sergeant. He then became a civil service employee. He was the recreation manager, managing the bowling alleys at Ft. Hood for 40 years, retiring in April of 2013. Lee is survived by his daughter, Tammy Hefner of Gatesville; son, Randy Hefner of Gatesville; and six grandchildren, Lynnette Ralston, Randy McFadden, Lee McFadden, Anthony McFadden, Justin Hefner and James Hefner.

October 24, 1961 – September 15, 2014
Ronda Newton, age 52, of Hamilton, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014, at Gatesville Church of Christ. Burial followed at Pearl Cemetery. Ronda was born on October 24, 1961, in Victoria, Texas. She graduated from high school in Hammond, Louisiana. She lived in the Bee House community of Coryell County since 1985. Ronda worked for Brown and Root, Walls Factory Outlet in Hamilton, Deck Boat, Medical Plastics, and most recently, Alexander Moulding Mill. She attended Pearl Church of Christ and Pearl Community Fellowship Church. Ronda is survived by her children, Zane Newton and girlfriend, Amanda Carlson and Ciera Newton and boyfriend, Danny Watson; parents, Mack and Velma Wilkinson; fi ancé, Mike Leach and his children, Richard Leach and Randy Leach and wife, Brianna; sister, Debbie Brock and husband, Ted; grandchild, Allison Fry; and nieces and nephews, Jordan, Sarah, Chris and wife, Kristie, Morgan, Talon and Gentry. Memorials may be made Pearl Book Cottage, c/o Linda Ray, 1771 CR 152, Purmela, TX 76566.