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Mary Olivia Competio

Mary Olivia Competio, a dearly loved wife, mother and grandma, Momo, and unofficial mom and grandmother to more students in the Wellman school system than she could have realized, passed from this life and into her eternal rest on August 24, 2020 at the age of 77 years and 17 days. She was born on August 7, 1943, to Edward and Susie Hilburn. She met and married the love of her life, Frank Competio, at the age of 14 and they began to build a family legacy that has spanned generations and will continue to do so. She was no stranger to hard work and she instilled that quality in all of her kids, and made sure that it was passed down to the future generations as well. Together with Frank, she raised 8 children and family get togethers were the highlight of every season and holiday, with every corner of the house filled with the love and laughter that radiated from within. She was an avid supporter of each and every one of her kids, grandkids and later great-grandkids and could often be found wherever they were competing. Her dedication didn’t end there, thus earning her the unofficial titles of Mom and Grandma at the Wellman school and her own corner in the Wildcat gym to watch the games. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Benny Hilburn; and one son in law, Joe Cavazos. She is survived by her husband Frank, 3 sons: Frank Jr and wife Fay of Brownfield, Daniel and wife Tina of Lubbock and Roy of Brownfield; 5 daughters: Lucy Frei and husband Chris of Brownfield, Mary Jiminez and husband Roel of Brownfield, Angie Cavazos of Brownfield, Lusinda of Brownfield, and Nancy Mendieta and husband Jovan of Brownfield; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. She is also survived by one brother Louis Hilburn of Caldwell, Tx; and 4 sisters, Mary Ellen Hernandez of Brownfield, Estella Villasenor of Amarillo, TX, Rosa Zuniga of Lubbock, TX and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.Visitation at the Brownfield Funeral Home will be on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and services are scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her name to the Susan B Komen Foundation.

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Lillie Mae Willis

Services for Lillie Mae Willis, 96, of Post will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Garland Stueart officiating.Lillie Mae went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 22, 2020. She was born on October 12, 1923, in Brownfield to Jim and Etta Abney. She lived in Brownfield until 1964 and worked for the hospital for 15 years. Lillie Mae was a godly woman and a member of the Church of Christ. She loved her family, especially her children and her grandchildren. Lillie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Willis; 3 sons, Troy, Johnny, and Roy Willis; parents, Jim and Etta Abney; sister, Dorothy Marsh and 3 brothers, James, Ray D, and Lester Abney. Lillie Mae is survived by her 2 sons, Coy Willis and wife Kay of Graham and Jimmy Willis of Lubbock; daughter, Annett Riggs and husband Ronnie of Post and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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Historic church leaving town

A special historic building will be moving from Brownfield around mid-September headed to the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) in Lubbock. Spur Ranch Church (Good Shepherd Episcopal Church) located at 304 E. Lanny Ave is a one-room church built on Spur Ranch land in 1912 three years after the ranch platted land for the then new settlement of Spur, Texas. Decades later the church was relocated to Brownfield where it currently sits.

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Our Folks

Brownfield is a special place for many people. Let’s get to know some of our friends and neighbors.

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Commissioners retain current tax rate

In a much anticipated Terry County Commissioners Court meeting held Monday morning, the court discussed and considered the proposed property tax rate. After the invocation and pledges the court dove into the agenda items.

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Accident at reconstructed intersection

At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, Brownfield Fire & Rescue was called out to an automobile accident at the intersection of US 385 north (Levelland Hwy) and TX Hwy 137.

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Back to school

Brownfield ISD started back to school on August 24 and just like most other schools in Texas it was a different setting with students and staff wearing masks and taking precautions due to the coronavirus. This week will begin a transition style for students will attending BISD.

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