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Eddie Tealer

Funeral services for Eddie Tealer were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at The Crossing Church of God. There was a family visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 at Brownfield Funeral Home.Eddie Tealer Jr went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones after a long struggle with cancer. Eddie was born Dec 16, 1962 to Geneva and Eddie Tealer Sr. here in Brownfield Texas. Eddie met Cynthia Garza at Brownfield Middle School at the age of 14 they married in 1979 in Brownfield. They had two daughters Latrisha Tealer and Kasandra Tealer. Eddie and Cynthia were blessed with seven grandkids Shacolby Hill Jr, Kieria Richard, Bobby Bruner Jr, Jaslyn Gomez, Jordan Bruner, Kassidy and Nikoly Garcia. Four great grandkids A’Jayveion Allen, Kaliyah Richard, Pure Hill, Cyrie Allen. Eddie’s passion was his family, he loved to be involved with all his family he did not like to be left out he wanted to be a part of everything. He loved to watch his grandkids play sports but not only his grandkids but most of his nieces and nephews also. He loved baseball and was a huge Dallas Cowboy fan. Eddie was a great dad he was always there showing his kids unconditional love no matter what, he was there for every basketball game he never missed a birthday or a holiday he never missed a moment in his daughters lives. He gave from his heart what money could never buy – unconditional love. But nothing came close to the love he had for his wife Cynthia. She was his world and he never wanted to be apart from her and his family. Even when he knew his time was near he was still afraid to leave his family. Eddie was a good man, he was a loving person and he never met a stranger. He knew everyone. He was always willing to help anyone and everyone. He was a very giving person. Eddie was a very smart man so he thought, he knew the answer to everything even if it was wrong he would find a way to make it seem he was right. He also thought of himself as a crafty or a handyman even if things would only work for a day or two. He will be greatly missed. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Geneva and Eddie Sr; sister Dollie Braziel; brother Willie James Tealer; and two nieces Sharon Tealer and Tonya Braziel. Eddie is survived by his wife Cynthia of 41 years; 2 daughters, Latrisha Tealer of Odessa and her three children and Kasandra of Brownfield her husband Art and their three children; 2 brothers, Carl Lee and Roy Lee Tealer of Brownfield; 2 sisters Mary Jones of Odessa and Geneva Elaine Tealer of Brownfield.

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Robert Doyle Simpson

Robert Doyle Simpson passed away on July 20th at age 80. He was born to R.L. and Modena Simpson on September 24, 1939 in Levelland, Texas. Doyle’s grandfather, O.L. Oldham, was a Baptist preacher. Doyle spent many summers with his grandparents and participated in church activities with them. When he was a teenager, he started working at Primm Drug in Brownfield, Texas. He graduated from Brownfield High School and later graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University to become a registered pharmacist. He returned to Brownfield and became a partner at Primm Drug. He married Emily Blackstock on June 21, 1964. They have two daughters, Laura and Amy. In Brownfield, he co-owned F&S Pharmacy and later, Nelson Pharmacy. Doyle and Emily attended First Baptist Church, where Doyle was the secretary of the Sunday School youth department for many years, including when his daughters were in the youth program. He later became interested in clowns and magic and used those interests to present The Gospel to children and adults. He served on the Brownfield City Council. He was active in the Optimist Club and was named Outstanding Optimist of the Year. Doyle and Emily moved to Georgetown in 2002 and joined First Baptist Church of Georgetown. He was a deacon, an outreach leader in Bob Edd Shotwell’s class, and actively supported Joshua Harris of Oak Ridge Ministries. Doyle’s parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Emily; his daughters Laura (husband Jim, children Josh and Rebecca) of Belton, Texas, and Amy of Georgetown, Texas. His siblings are his brother, Bob and wife Sherry of Midland, Texas; brother, Doug and wife Jan of Denison, Texas; and sister, Sandi Buck and husband Chris of Kingston, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Oak Ridge Ministries, P.O.Box 542, Florence, TX 76527 and/or Children at Heart Ministries, c/o Texas Baptist Children’s Home, 1301 N Mays Street, Round Rock, TX 78665-2945. You may share a message or memory in the online memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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Sara Elizabeth (Strain) Shepherd

Sara Elizabeth (Strain) Shepherd went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Grove, OK. She was born February 6, 1920 at the home of her Aunt, Nan Walker, in rural Collin County, Texas. The youngest child of John Henry Strain and his second wife Imogene Rossetter, she had seven half-siblings and an older brother, J. R. “Jake” Strain. Standing on the front porch of the parsonage with the pastor of the Baptist Church in marred James A. Shepherd, Sr. on Floydada, Texas, she marred James A. Shepherd, Sr. on February 28, 1940. At the time of her husband’s death they had been happily married for 63 years. They raised three children, James A. Shepherd, Jr., Billy Joe Shepherd, and Kay Shepherd. During WWII, her husband James was in the Navy and her brother, Jake, served in the Marine Corps. For the duration of the war, she and her mother proudly joined the workforce. Both were Rosie the Riveters at the North American Aviation Plant in Dallas, Texas. Sarah worked with B-25 Mitchell Bombers and her mother with P-51 Mustang Fighters. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James in 2003 and son Billy Joe in 2012. She is survived by her son James A. Shepherd, Jr. and wife Cathy of Honolulu, Hawaii and her daughter Kay Fleming and husband Rick of Grove, Oklahoma. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home, Brownfield, Texas. Burial will take place in Brownfield, Texas at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Terry County Memorial Cemetery. There will be a family visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Brownfield Funeral Home.

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TCC Continue To Consider Tax Hike

Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar came out this past week to discuss the state’s budget shortfall. On Monday, Hegar sent a letter to state leadership about the 2021fiscal budget ending in a shortfall of $4.58 billion after the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) was revised. According to Hegar the shortfall is attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent volatility in oil prices and is a decrease from the $2.89 billion positive year-end balance originally projected in October 2019.

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COVID-19 Virus By The Numbers

The United States hit a milestone on Thursday, when the amount of confirmed COVID-19 virus cases hit almost four million, up 1 million from 16 days ago.

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July 19, 1960

July 19, 1960, the people of Brownfield had their lives changed. The then, Goodpasture Grain Elevator experienced a huge explosion. According to an old article in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Grady Goodpasture, owner, assumed the explosion was caused by a welding torch. The cylinder was completely blown away and the header house, located at the top of the elevator, had collapsed. A hole was blown out in the side of the elevator just beneath the header house. Grady Goodpasture was out of town during this time, but Rita Goodpasture Muldrow, his daughter, had stated that he was so devastated and upset to not be there to help. The disastrous explosion killed five people that day, and left many others scarred by the incident.

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Oak Grove Renovations Continue

If there is a silver-lining to the coronavirus it will most likely be for those students who begin school in the fall and attend Oak Grove Elementary. In early February, Brownfield ISD took steps to move all students from Colonial Heights and consolidate them with the students at Oak Grove Elementary, if every student returns, Oak Grove’s enrollment will be near 700.

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