• Essie M. Taylor, 94, of Liberty and widow of Elmer “Tiny”, died Thursday. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Visitation 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
• J.W. Holtzclaw, 98, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday at his home. He is survived by his loving wife Nella. Arrangements are pending at Spurlin Funeral Home.