Sept. 1 Obituaries

Lynn Bratton
Harold “Lynn” Bratton, 71, of Burnet, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 in Bertram. 
His nephew, Jay Mayo, officiated his graveside service at Marion Cemetery in Lohn at 1 p.m. today. The service was under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home.
Lynn was born in Brady on March 5, 1947 to Hugh Bratton and Ellen “Parker” Bratton. Lynn lived a large part of his life in Snyder, where he owned Bratton Construction and Professional Bail Bonds for many years. He met the love of his life, Sue Connell, and they married on Oct. 12, 1964 and were happily married for 53 years. They had two wonderful children together, Terry and Deborah. Lynn was happiest when he was at his lake home that he built close to Lake Brownwood and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He loved to be outdoors, fishing and fixing things. Lynn was a very talented carpenter, mechanic, plumber and the list goes on. There was not much that he couldn’t fix or build.
God saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, “Peace be thine.” May you rest in peace, until we meet again.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Ellen Bratton; one brother, Ronald Bratton; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Bratton and Nona Connell; one brother-in-law, Larry Connell; and one nephew, Barry Mayo.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Bratton; two children, Terry Bratton and Deborah Pruett; five grandchildren, Corbin Brooks, Collin Pruett, Landon Pruett, Tristan Bratton and Chelsea Bratton; one great-grandson, Lincoln Brooks; one sister, Beverly Mayo and her husband, Pat; one brother-in-law, Stephen Connell and his wife, Stephanie; two sisters-in-law, Sherry Haggerton and her husband, Bobby, and Susan Connell; his nieces and nephews, Ronnie Bratton and his wife, Sharon, Rona Bratton, Jay Mayo and his wife, Sheri, Shelley Aleman and her husband, Pedro, Misty Smith and her husband, Brandon, Laurie Mayo, Christian Connell, Isabella Connell, Garrett Connell and Vickie Schaffer; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and his best friends that he considered family, Terry and Gayla Lishka.

Gloria Torres
Gloria Annette Torres, 62, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 in Sweetwater.
Funeral service for Mrs. Torres will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ruben DeLao officiating.
Mrs. Torres was born on July 2, 1956 in Snyder to Jim DeLao and Petra (Naranja) DeLao. She attended Rhema Valley Family Church in Sweetwater. She loved cooking for her friends and family.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Peter Rocha; three brothers, Tony DeLao, Chon DeLao and Jim DeLao Jr.; and three sisters, Andrea Martinez, Dominga Dominguez and Maria Villarreal.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Orduna and her husband, Alejandro, of Sweetwater; four grandsons, Oscar Orduna and his wife, Fernanda, of Mexico and Enrique Barron, Alejandro Ordun Jr. and Vincente Orduna, all of Sweetwater; one granddaughter, Susana Murcia and her husband, Luis, of Lubbock; two brothers, Ruben DeLao and his wife, Janie, and Clyde DeLao, all of Snyder; four sisters, Consuelo Bernal of O’Donnell and Arselia Torres and her husband, Bernancio, Licha Bernal and Petra Trejo and her husband, Gabriel, all of Snyder; a very close and special friend, Rick Trafford of Sweetwater; and a host of friends and family.
Online condolences may be posted

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
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