Sunshine Jane "Sunny" Coffey, 97, died September 8, 2019 at her home. She was the second of three children born in 1922 to Luther James and Ricey Lee Jackson, on May 6th in Dallas, Texas.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 13, at Bartley Funeral Home in Plainview, Texas. A graveside service will be held afterwards at 2:00 p.m. at Plainview Memorial Park. A Memorial Service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, at First Presbyterian Church of Plainview.
Therman "Daddy D" Duffie, 78, of College Station, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 13, at Christ Holy Baptist Church. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Arrangements are in care of Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia.
John Travis Hamilton passed away September 5, 2019, at the age of 53.
John was born on February 26, 1966, in Uvalde, Texas to Wayne Travis and Marie Margaret (Berardesco) Hamilton. His father worked as a senior lecturer until his recent retirement from TAMU. His mother is a retired real estate agent. John lived in Uvalde with his older sister Karen, until the age of ten when he moved with his family to Bryan in August of 1976. Growing up, John played Little League baseball, soccer, and ran track. He developed a passion for skateboarding. During his teen years, John loved playing his drum set in his band, as well as the Bryan High band. He also enjoyed building models, music, cars and windsurfing. A special high school girlfriend is Kathryn Aycock-Paulson, whom he reunited with in the last two years. After graduating from BHS in 1984, he went on to attend Texas A&M for a year, where he studied architecture.
John previously worked in the IT department for LD Systems in Houston for several years. While there he worked with a team to setup a digital area at BP to monitor the oil spill. More recently he worked for Backstage Sound and Lighting where he was involved in the restructuring of the sound system at Reed Arena. This job was a good fit for him with his love of music and performing. John was in several bands including "The Syndrome," "The Change," and "Hadden Sayers Band" with whom he toured the US and Europe. One of his most prized possessions was his Fender guitar. When he wasn't busy working or performing, John enjoyed hunting, fishing and working at the Hamilton Ranch and being on the tractor.
The most important thing in John's life was his family. He was so proud of his children, Austin Travis Hamilton and Sydney Michelle Hamilton. He loved them dearly and counted the days they were born to be his very best. He enjoyed getting together for Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Hamilton Ranch with the whole family. He loved it when he was lucky enough to have his mom make her famous "big macs," a family recipe for tomato sauce and ziti macaroni.
John was a very outgoing person who loved life. His kind heart resulted in many close friendships over the years. He greeted people with a casual "how ya doin'?" He genuinely loved people and wanted to talk to everyone he met.
John leaves behind his son Austin Travis Hamilton, 16 and Sydney Michelle, 13 both of Phoenix, Arizona, his parents Wayne Travis and Marie Margaret Hamilton of Bryan, his sister and brother-in-law Karen and Gary Turner of Tyler, his niece Lindsay Gasper and her husband Michael and their children Peyton and Bryce of Aubrey, his nephew Kyle Turner and his fiancé Jillian Wilson of Henderson, and his niece Christin Turner of Carrollton.
To honor John's life, his family has planned a visitation on Thursday, September 12 from 5-8 at Hillier Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10 AM, followed by burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery at 11.
Maurina Kelsey Wiese Corley, 79, of Cameron passed gently into the arms of her Lord and savior Jesus Christ on August 30, 2019, surrounded by loving family and friends. Services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Cameron, Texas with graveside burial at 4 p.m. in the Calvert Cemetery in Calvert. There will be an opportunity for friends to view and pay their respects anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, at Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.
She lovingly and generously touched the lives of anyone who knew her whether you knew her as a Valedictorian and head cheerleader at Calvert High School class of 1958… an Honors graduate at Baylor University Class of 1962…a school teacher…business owner and community leader…choir director and soloist…music and voice teacher…legal assistant…the county clerk's office…the town librarian…a dear/lifelong or recent friend… or just someone to say hello to. However, she will no doubt be remembered most for her gifted voice – which she shared generously with the people and communities she loved - singing for countless weddings, funerals, church services and Special events.
Maurina was born February 17, 1940, in Marlin, Texas to Walter Clifford Wiese Jr. and Maurine (Kelsey) Wiese. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Walter Clifford Wiese III; and one nephew, Walter Clifford "Cliff" Wiese IV.
She will be dearly missed by all her family, especially her children, Thomas Danial Corley, Jr. and Ginna of Houston, Allen Shay Corley and Ali of Austin, and Claire Maurine Corley of Dallas. Tommy Corley of Waco, her former husband and dear, lifelong friend; a brother, Calvin Wiese and wife Becky of Robinson; and a sister, Anne Halbert of Waco; grandchildren, Trevor O'Meara of Denver Colo., Kelsey and Josh Martak of Dallas, Solvei Shay Corley and Valkyrie Maurina Corley of Austin; step grandchildren, Amanda Talley and daughter, Julz , Joel Talley and sons, Andrew and Carson, Julia Sanders and son, Cohen; nephews, Richard Halbert, Justin Wiese and Adam Wiese; and nieces, Robin Polk, Cay Miner, Elizabeth Thigpen, Amy Weaver and Julie Biezenski.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Cristian and Abi Striblea of Mossy Oaks Retreat Assisted living in Spring, Lori and Morgan of Grace Hospice, daughter-in-law, Ginna and granddaughter, Julz for their gentle, loving and fervent care of Maurina during this past year.
Sharron "Shay Baby" McDaniel-Bailey, 58, of Bryan, Texas, passed away on September 5, 2019, in Fort Worth. A Celebration of Sharron's life will be held at 11 am, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center. Pastor Becky Randle, Restoration Ministries of Fort Worth, Texas will be officiating. Funeral Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory, Bryan-College Station.
A.D. "Rick" Rychlik passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in Bryan, Texas. No services will be held at this time.
Rick was born on November 26, 1930 in Edge, Texas and spent his early years, along with his two brothers, Wayne and Bobby, roaming the surrounding woods and pastures enjoying the outdoor life that a small country community provided for three boys exploring the adventures of growing up. Rick spent his time honing the skills of the western cowboys he admired in the movies, perfecting the "quick draw" and sharp shooting, hunting, riding horses, roping, and working cattle at every opportunity when he wasn't in school or helping his father in the Rychlik general store in Edge.
After his graduation from high school in Bryan, Rick attended Texas A&M University as a member of the class of 1952 and the Corps of Cadets. Upon his graduation from TAMU with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He was commissioned in the US Army Infantry for two years of active duty and served as a 1stLieutenant in Korea in 1954. After the completion of his military obligations Rick returned home to Texas and began his professional career. Although his professional life was in research contract administration, his heart always remained with the life of the western cowboy.
Rick met his future wife, Judy in the spring of 1967 and soon introduced her to those cowboy activities he loved so much. They married in May 1968 and began a life together as a blended family with each having two children from prior marriages. Everyone who was a part of his life knew Rick could not be defined without including his "famous cow-horse" Spike. For many years those early mornings and long days when he and Judy loaded up the horses and went out to help friends with the roundups and cattle working on their ranches, especially when the situations provided some roping and cutting opportunities for Rick and Spike, were the best of days; followed by those times spent in the mountains of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Upon hearing of Rick's passing most who knew him have commented that the image they will always hold of him is that of him on Spike out riding the pastures.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Verna Rychlik, and his brother Max Wayne Rychlik.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Judy Rychlik of Bryan, his daughter Susan Lamb of Costa Rica, his son Randall Rychlik of Georgia, stepdaughter Lori Somers Lee (spouse Patrick) of Lubbock, stepson Bret Somers of North Carolina; granddaughters Stephanie and Cynthia, step-grandsons John and Alex and four great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister-in-law Bob and Jeanette Rychlik of Bryan; Sister-in-laws Merilil Rychlik of Austin and Patricia Snyder (spouse Janis Ian) of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.