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JD Fry

Pastor JD Fry of Santa Anna passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 after a long series of illnesses. He was born September 23, 1946 in Brownwood, Texas.

Pastor Fry served 8 years in the National Guard, was a grocery store supplier, had a used car dealership, a sheriff deputy for Brown and Callahan counties, and an investigator for the District Attorney's office. In his latter years he was the pastor of the Assemblies Of God Church in Santa Anna.

He was buried September 13 in the Santa Anna Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 26th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Anna Cemetery Pavilion.

Pastor JD Fry is survived by the Santa Anna Ministerial Alliance, whom he called his family and an uncountable number of friends.

Graduation Announcement


Clay Reeves Stewardson of Stephenville, Texas graduates from the Substance Abuse Counseling Program from Weatherford College during their May 2017 Commencement exercises. Clay was recognized as an honor graduate, commended for academic excellence in Substance Abuse Counseling for the 2016-2017 academic year, and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Clay is currently pursuing his licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and is currently employed with Lake Granbury Youth Services Rite of Passage working with at-risk youth.

Clay attended Santa Anna High School and graduated in 2002. After graduation he joined the United States Navy and was on board the USS Abraham Lincoln, a Nimitz-class supercarrier stationed in Everett, Washington, near Seattle. While in the Navy, Clay was an Aviation Maintenance Administrationmen (AZ) and was in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Clay completed active duty and was honorably discharged in May 2006. He then attended and graduated college from Tarleton State University in December 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business. Clay lives with his wife, Daena in Stephenville, Texas. Clay is the son of Gary Hubbard of Coleman and of Kim and Ricky McKinnerney of Richland Springs. He is the grandson of Burgess and Gayle Stewardson of Santa Anna, and the late Billy and Juanita Hubbard of Coleman.

Santa Anna Cemetery Association

The Santa Anna Cemetery Association thanks the following for their donations and memorials. All gifts to the cemetery are greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to make a donation or give a memorial may do so by mailing it to:
Santa Anna Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 97
Santa Anna, Tx. 76878

Joe G. Barnes
Melvin & Pat Pollock

In memory of Macelle Williams & George Bell by Pat Morris
In memory of Susie Bass by Curtis & Janice Fellers
In memory of Barnes Family by Christine Jones
In memory of Sye & Myrtle Burden and Grace Elizabeth Burden Hubbel by David Hubbel
In memory of Robert J. Cheaney by Curtis & Janice Fellers
In memory of Robert J. Cheaney by Novelle M. Boylston

Emmitt E. Simmons

Emmitt E. Simmons age 72 of Thrifty, Texas formerly of Santa Anna, Texas passed from this life on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Coleman County Medical Center in Coleman.

Mr. Simmons was cremated and services will be announced at a later date.

He was born Emmitt Elmer Simmons on March 22, 1945 to Elmer Bud and Sealy Velma Watson Simmons in Coleman, Texas. He was raised in Santa Anna graduating from Santa Anna High School in 1964. Emmitt was a United States Army Veteran serving his country in Vietnam. He married Cathy Justice in Brownwood, Texas and she preceded him in death in 2004. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a resident of Thrifty for several Years. Emmitt was employed until retirement with 3-M Industries for 34 ½ years.

Daughter – Chanda & husband Jim Rice of Trickham, Texas
Son – Shane & wife Christy Simmons of Bangs, Texas
Sister – Lois Coppic of San Angelo, Texas
6 grandchildren
1 niece and 1 nephew Emmitt was preceded in death by his son David Simmons

Henderson Funeral Homes
Coleman and Santa Anna
325/348-3131 325/625-2122 Fax

Friday Night Lights

Well the Santa Anna Mountaineers started out the 2017 football season with a 60-0 loss to the state ranked May Tigers. Surprisingly the Tigers dropped a few spots this week from 8th to 12th and the Mountaineers dropped two from 42nd to 44th.

This week the Mountaineers will face the (1-0) Garden City Bearkats in Santa Anna. The 29th ranked Bearkats are favored to win by 45.

The Bearkats defeated Austin Veritas 70-26 in Week 1.

Natalie McIver


Natalie McIver age 87 of Trickham, Texas passed from this life on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 4:05 pm at Bangs Nursing Home. Services will be Sunday at 2:00 pm at The Feed Store with Rev. Charles Gales and Vance Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at the Trickham Cemetery with Rev. John DeRosa officiating, services under the direction of Henderson Funeral Home of Santa Anna. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 till 5:30 pm at Henderson Funeral Home.

She was born Natalie Kay Anderson January 7, 1930 in Abilene, Texas to Nat and Jetty Pearl Toombs Anderson. She was raised in Abilene graduating from Abilene High School. On October 22, 1969 Natalie married Rankin McIver in Abilene, Texas and they celebrated thirty nine years of marriage, Rankin preceded her in death in 2008. A resident of Trickham since 1969, she was a member of the Trickham Methodist Church and Texas Cattlewomen Association. Natalie was a homemaker caring for her home and family.

Son – Mike and wife Karen Crider of Frisco, TX
Son – Steve and wife Bette Crider of Huntington Beach, CA
Daughter – Brenda and husband Roger Krissman of Upland, CA
Son – Larry and wife Kimberly Crider of Tomball, TX
Daughter – Darla and husband Vance Gibson of Frisco, TX
Daughter – Janet Davis of Brownwood, TX
Son – Chris Hufford of Trickham, TX
Stepdaughter – Sherry and husband Jim Blake of Trickham, TX
2 Sisters – Lady Jane Young and Bobbie Gee both of Abilene, TX
14 Grandchildren 29 Great Grandchildren

Henderson Funeral Homes
Coleman and Santa Anna
325/348-3131 325/625-2122 Fax

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