Annetta “Rae” Martin Shipp, 90, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Funeral services for Rae will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon John Specht officiating. Burial will held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, at Forest Park East Cemetery in Houston. No visitation will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

Rae was born to Al and Hazel (Nelson) Jones on Feb. 13, 1927, in Waco. She retired from the State of Texas. Rae was an avid bowler, she loved to paint and travel, but most of all she loved her family.

Rae is survived by her husband, Walter Shipp; sons, Robert L. Martin III and wife Rita of Michigan, Scott Martin and wife Wanda of Brownwood; step-daughter, Donna Holdener and husband Glen of Willis; step-son, Craig Shipp of Louisiana; grandchildren, Rob Martin, Leslie Woodbury, Logan Martin, John Martin, James Martin, Jason Holdener, Chad Hampton, Stacee Hetzel, Carrie Martinez, Krissi Prince, and Denise Gordy; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by several nieces, other relatives, and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L Martin Jr.; parents, Al and Hazel Jones; and brother, Bobby Jones.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Brown County Toys for Kids. Online condolences for the family are welcome at



Belen Martinez


Belen Martinez, 14, of Brownwood passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Funeral services for Belen will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Jesse Martinez officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Belen was the daughter of Tomas and Margarita Martinez, born on Nov.1, 2002 in Brownwood. Belen would have been a freshman this school year at Brownwood High School. She attended church at Christ Is The Answer in Bangs. One of her many talents was her artistic abilities, she loved drawing. Belen also enjoyed playing tennis and riding horses. She loved her dogs and being with her family.

Belen is survived by her parents, Tomas and Margarita Martinez; siblings, Tomas Martinez Jr. of Austin, Agapo Martinez of Austin, Roy Martinez of Austin, Randy Martinez of Austin, Christian Martinez of Austin, and Erika Martinez of Brownwood; paternal grandfather, Jose Martinez of Brownwood; maternal grandmother, Igancia Arreola Jaquez of Mexico; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Amalia Martinez; aunt, Eva Villalpondo; and uncle, Agapo Martinez.

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