Sept. 4 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, will officiate his graveside service at Marion Cemetery, located at FM 765 in Lohn, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service at the Lohn Tabernacle in Lohn. The service will be 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.
Lynn 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.
Lynn is survived by his wife, Sue Bratton; two children, Terry Bratton and Deborah Pruett; five grandchildren, Corbin Brooks, Collin Pruett, Landon Pruett, Tristan Bratton and Chelsea Bratton; his 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; andLynn’s best friend’s that he considered family, Terry and Gayla Lishka.
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.

Ramiro Escamilla
Ramiro Escamilla, 55, passed away in Lubbock on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Miller Family Funeral Home Chape. Burial will follow under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home at Hermleigh Cemetery. Family visitation is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Escamilla was born on March 26, 1963 in San Benito to George Guiterrez and Dora Guiterrez. 
He was preceded in death by nephew, Steven Salinas
He is survived by his wife, Ofelia Escamilla, of Snyder; five sons, Ramiro Escamilla and David Escamilla of Hermleigh and Adam Escamilla, Gilbert Escamilla and Israel Escamilla, all of Snyder; his parents, George and Dora Guiterrez; a brother, Manuel Sandoval of Hermleigh; and a sister, Jaine Salinas of Marble Falls.
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Earnest Peavy
Earnest Lee Peavy, 86, passed away in Snyder on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Funeral services will be on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Reid officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home at Snyder Cemetery. Family visitation is planned for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miller Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Peavy was born on March 8, 1932 in Smithdale, Miss. to Willie and Leotis (Wells) Peavy. He was retired from Wilson Motors’ Paint & Body Department, with over 20 years of service. Some of his favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, gardening, cooking and playing dominoes. 
Above all, Earnest enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He was a Mason and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Nathaniel Peavy, Edward Earl and Tommy Peavy; a daughter, Angela Biggers; and a brother, Floyd Peavy.
He is survived by his wife, Anita Peavy, of Snyder;  his sons, William Johnson and wife, Toya, of Cleveland, Ohio and Elliot Tolbert and wife, Nancy, of Chicago, Ill.; his daughters, Earnestine Tolbert, of Chicago Ill., Shirley Johnson-Jenkins, of Chicago, Ill., Coretta Johnson-Carrington, of Atlanta, Ga., Brenda Johnson, of Chicago, Ill, Earnestine White, of Atlanta, Ga. and Felsha’ Biggers, of Snyder; a brother, Charles Carter and wife, Allean, of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Verily Cain, of Snyder; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 
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Alice Stewart
Alice Stewart, 85, of Loraine, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in San Antonio.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.

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Snyder, TX 79550
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