Reverend John S. Dunham
John Spofford Dunham was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 15, 1924, and died peacefully at home, February 28, 2014.
He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He then joined the Air Force, serving in WWII, flying
C-47's in Europe. After the war, he returned to Austin and graduated from the University of Texas with
a BBA in 1950. He married Maurine Highsmith and they had a son, John and a daughter, Ann.
John and Maurine lived in San Antonio until he was called
back into the service and served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was also was assigned to Okinawa and
John received a Bronze Star Medal among others for his service and then retired from the Air Force as
a Lieutenant Colonel in 1968, after which he attended the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. He was ordained
December 1, 1971, by Rev. Stanley Houser. His service as an Episcopal priest took him to Raymondville as
Vicar of Epiphany from 1971 to 1973, then to two churches at the same time, Rector of St. Phillip's in Beeville, and Church
of the Good Shepherd in George West from 1973 – 1983. He then moved to Llano, to Grace Church from
Several years after Maurine passed away, John
found love again and married Susan Bransford in 2001 in San Antonio. They have enjoyed traveling, entertaining
friends, and spending time with their dogs, Cody and Zeke. They have lived on Lake LBJ together since their
marriage and have adored their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They have attended St.
Luke's-Cypress Mill Episcopal Church for more than 15 years.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Katherine
Dunham of San Antonio, TX; his brother Walter Dunham of Corpus Christi, TX; his first wife, Maurine Highsmith of Junction,
TX; his son, John Spofford Dunham, Jr. of Houston, TX, and his daughter, Ann Ragland Pond of Austin, TX.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Susan Dunham; granddaughters,
Allicen Cano and her husband Paul; Elizabeth Cromartie and her husband Philip; great grandchildren, Ethan John Montemayor,
Isabelle Rose Cano, Kade Philip Cromartie and Kole Dunham Cromartie; daughter-in-law, Susie Ganch and her husband Allan; son-in-law,
Dale Pond; nephews, Walt Dunham, Rick Dunham and Roy Kindrick; and Susan's children, Jackson and Marilyn Doege, Paul and Diane
Doege, Lisa and Mike Mahoney, and their children and grandchildren.
The family would like to give special thanks to the team
from Hill Country Memorial Hospice, private caregiver Susan Johnson, and Dr. Pamela Cantu for their compassionate care in
John's final days.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, 1:00 PM, March 4, 2014 at St. Luke's-Cypress Mill Church,
263 Spur 962, Cypress Mill, TX 78663.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice, P O Box 835, Fredericksburg,
TX 78624; or St. Luke's -Cypress Mill Episcopal Church, 263 Spur 962, Cypress Mill, TX 78663. Please include John's name with
D.W. (Bill) Ramsey
Bill Ramsey 75 of Tow, Texas passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014.
He was born October 31, 1938 to Dillard and Jewell (Williams) Ramsey in Gatesville, Texas and moved to Tow, Texas
as soon thereafter as he was able, arriving in 1950 and attended school in Llano,
Texas and graduated High School there with the class of 1956.
He was a force to be reckoned with on the
Yellow Jackets football team for all his years in high school and was active in the FFA programs,
gaining from that his love of ranching and livestock, old tractors and country life.
After graduating high school he attended SWTSTC at San Marcos, Texas
now known as Texas State University. He then joined and proudly serve in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and Alaska.
Bill remained in Alaska after his Air Force service for approximately
23 years, living in Fairbanks, then Anchorage, Alaska
and worked as a communications specialist with the phone companies of those areas and was a member of the IBEW
union and retired in that capacity in 1988.
his time in Alaska his love of hunting, fishing, and bush-piloting his own aircraft occupied much of his time and attention.
Bill was baptized in
the Tow, Texas Baptist Church in 1955 and remained a member until his passing; but he also attended
United Methodist Church in Fairbanks, Alaska and Cowboy Church in Llano, Texas.
is survived by his wife Shirlene Joy of Tow, Texas, daughter Melissa Morgan and husband Tom of Fairfax, Virginia, son William
T. Ramsey of Llano, Texas and Alaska,
Ysais and husband Tony of Tow, Texas, brother Jerry Ramsey and wife Annie of Tow, Texas, eleven grandchildren, one great grandson,
two nieces and more friends that can be counted.
is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Clara Jo Ramsey and daughter in law Kelly Ramsey of Llano, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Home Chapel 307 E. Sandstone St. in Llano, Texas on Friday, February 29, 2014 at 3:00 P.M.
with service conducted by longtime family friends, the Reverends Jerald Moore of Tow, Texas and Kenneth
Smarr of Crane, Texas.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions
may be made to Austin Heart or KELLY KARES at Llano Memorial Hospital.
Bill will be missed by many friends and relatives.
Phillip Norman Foster
Norman was born June 28th, 1957 to Cecil and Bessie Foster – He went home
to be with the Lord on Friday, February 21th, 2014.
He is preceded in death by his Mother Bessie Mae Smith Foster and his Father Cecil Moses Foster, his brothers Dub and
Gene Foster and sister Daisy Riley and his Nephew Danny Foster and Joshua Raborn.
is survived by his brother “JR” and wife Sue Foster of Post, Texas
Wanda and Hank of Buchanan Dam, Texas
Brenda and Jimmy Fowler of Woodward, Oklahoma
Linda Fowler of Buchanan Dam, Texas
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Norman attended the Llano Opportunity School and worked at the recycling center. He loved his family
and staff there as did his family.
Norman never met a stranger and was loved by all who met him
as he was a sweet funny and loving person.
He loved to go to the Crawfish Festival and participated in the golf
game and loved every one of his 11 hats as he got one each year he went.
We would like to acknowledge the loving care he got from his Onery brother-In-Law better known as
Norman as “OLD FART” Hank Goldsmith a constant presence in his life as well as Carol Jeffers and Loretta Oestriech,
who became family through their devotion to
him and his family over the years and to the very end.
Graveside Services will be at the Bluffton Cemetery on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
Lenora Atlanta Levensailor
Lenora Levensailor a
lifetime resident of Llano passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born on April 12,
1927 in Gillespie County to George W. and Atlanta Pearl (Stewart) Wisdom.
Lenora married Boss Stephen Levensailor on February 25, 1980 in Llano, Texas.
enjoyed fishing, gardening and was a Cosmetologist for 55 year, and loved her family deeply.
was preceded in death by her husband Boss Stephen Levensailor in 1999, her parents, one son, one granddaughter, one son in
law, six brothers and 2 sisters.
Survivors include son William and wife Pam Bigger of Llano, daughters Linda
Tow, Patricia Slaughter, Deborah Adams, Donna and husband Dorman Koerner, Lorilea and husband Dudley Wenzel, all of Llano,
Texas and Mary Bell and husband Bobby Riley of Burnet, Texas.
Lenora was also survived by 20 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren
and numerous nieces, nephews and great friends.
A Graveside service will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 4:00 P.M.
at the Llano City Cemetery with Rev. Richard Vandeventer officiating. Viewing will be Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:00
In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Cherokee Children Home or to the Charity of your choice
Cheryl Ann Riley
Cheryl Ann Riley age 57 of Burnet, Texas passed
away Monday, January 27, 2014.
She was born November 1, 1956
to Bobby Lee and Mary Belle (Levensailor) Riley.
She was a
resident of Burnet for 7 years coming from Llano, Texas. Cheryl worked as a dispatcher for Llano County Sheriff’s Department
and other law enforcement agencies.
At the time of her death she was a Medical Transcriptionist.
Cheryl was also a truck driver. She loved gardening, fishing and loved to spending time with her family, children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her parents Bobby and Mary Riley of Burnet, 3 sons Kenneth Reese, Jr., of Burnet,
James Reese Sr. and wife Tiffany of Liberty Hill, Casey Bush and Partner Christopher Hamilton of Austin.
Brother Bobby Wayne Riley
and wife Sue of Burnet, sister Kathy Rushing and husband Ron of Marble Falls. 5 Grandchildren, Brooke Sawyer, Kiley Reese,
Felicity Reese, James Reese, Jr. and Hailey Reese.
service will be held Wednesday, February 5 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at the Six Mile Cemetery in Llano County with Rev. David Smith
In lieu of flowers memorials contributions can be made to
the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or to the Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas.
William Eugene Klotz
William Eugene Klotz, age 99 of Llano passed away Sunday, January
26, 2014. He was born October 27, 1914 in Strawn, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Klotz on May 24, 2009.
Mr. Klotz has been a resident of Llano since 2003 having moved here
from Gordonville, Texas to live with his son and wife Mr. Mrs. Bill T. Klotz.
He was retired from the restaurant business in Harrah, Oklahoma and is a member of the Llano
daughter Carol Keller of Dallas, son Bill T. Klotz and his wife Marlene of Llano, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at a later
date in Harrah, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Dorothy Clay Watson
13, 1912 - Jan. 24, 2014
Dorothy Clay Watson, 101, died peacefully in her
sleep on Friday, January 24, 2014 at Llano Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Llano, TX, where she had moved to be close
to her daughter, Cecily Kelln.
Dorothy was born and raised in Ardmore, PA. She married Robert (Bob) Campbell Watson
and moved to Bryn Mawr, PA,
where they raised their 5 children with many happy memories on seven acres they called “Cackleberry
They retired to “Watsons’ Landing” in White Stone, VA, to enjoy the waters
of the Chesapeake Bay. They were married for 62 years until Bob’s death in 1997.
parents were Curtis Livingston Clay and Laura Lloyd Coates of Philadelphia, PA.
Dorothy is survived
by her five children, Bruce Watson of Wayne, PA; Robert Watson of Allentown, PA; Marion Day (Dave), of Phoenix, AZ; Cecily
Kelln (Al) of Llano, TX; and Dita Clay of Media, PA,
also 17 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Eleanor Townsend, her brother, Curtis Clay, and one grandson.
Throughout her life, Dorothy faithfully studied the Bible and attended her local Episcopal church. She
started and led a home prayer group which continued more than a decade and grew to several
meeting in several homes. She taught Sunday school for years and led the Worship Division of Episcopal
Church Women for the Virginia Diocese.
as a bookkeeper and drove to transport special needs adults to daycare. She often took hot meals to sick
friends and shut-ins.
She was an intuitive gardener who had a gift for flower
arrangement, often using a variety of bush cuttings to embellish her designs.
time” was big in her home. At five o’clock, you knew the family was sitting down to coffee
together to share their daily happenings.
The children and their friends always knew they were welcome
A memorial service (and big family reunion) is being
planned for June in Villanova, PA for the celebration of Dorothy’s blessed life.
Her cremated remains will be interred next to her husband’s
in Kilmarnock, VA, at a family graveside service.
family wishes to thank Stagecoach Senior Living in Magnolia, TX, and both Hill Country Healthcare Center and Llano Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center in Llano for their loving care of Dorothy.
lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Mona Ruth Stoepler
Mona Ruth Stoepler age 89 passed away January, 23, 2014 in Kingsland,
She was born
August 26, 1924 in Burnet, Texas to Claude and Myrtle (Ellison) Whitley.
Mona was a resident of Kingsland since 1986. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Stanley Whitley
and nephew Wayne Whitley.
nephew Vic Whitley and wife Terri of Grand Prairie, Texas, niece Mina Lemon and husband Alan of Monterrey, Tennessee.
Graveside service will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at
the Burnet Cemetery in Burnet, Texas with Pastor Greg Lewis Officiating.
Robert Frank Hawkins Jr.
Robert Frank Hawkins, Jr. age 68 passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Round Rock, Texas.
He was born January 20, 1946 in Mayersville,
Mississippi to Robert Frank Sr. and Marzella (Crane) Hawkins.
was a resident of Llano, Texas since 1980 coming from Katy, Texas. Robert was a member of the Llano Golf Association; he enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a great story teller.
was very active in little league and he assisted in organizing P.I.E. He served on the board of the Special Opportunity Center
and enjoyed to bowl. Robert loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Tracy, brother Johnny and sister Peggy.
Survivors include wife Nancy Hahn Hawkins of Llano,
Texas, son Matthew Hawkins of Llano, Texas, daughters Terri Gonzalez of Llano, Texas and Stephanie and husband David Vaughn
of Katy, Texas.
Faye Ann Brewer, Rosena Ahrlett and Doris Hall, all of Llano, Texas, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano, Texas
from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M Sunday,
January 26, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Llano, Texas with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating.
Graveside Service 4:00 P.M. Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Bethel Cemetery in Burnet County.
Pallbearers will be Gordon Holcomb, Eddie Hughes, Bozo Hoskins, Jerry Don Moss, Johnny Hawkins, Jr and
Pall Bearers will be Lynn Mosier, Robert Zuber, Eddie Overstreet, Jearl Carl, Glen Tribble and Irvin Ahrlett.
In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.
Colleen Faye Oakes
Colleen Faye (Wood) Oakes
was born in July, 1946 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and passed from this world on January 21, 2014 peacefully in her Kingsland,
Texas home with her family lovingly by her side.
She grew up
in Oklahoma City and attended Southeast High School, where she was a cheerleader, a straight “A” student, a sister,
a daughter, and a friend to many.
It was there that she met her one true love, Tommy Oakes, and not long after
their love began, they started their family and life journey together.
They would have celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on February 15,
2014. They loved to travel, whether it was to Arkansas for a weekend of fishing or to Scotland to enjoy the rolling
hills and pubs.
The life they shared together was one of true love, adventure, friendship and respect.
Work and life led them on a wonderful journey for many years, finding themselves in New
Mexico and then Texas, where they finally settled down on the Llano River in Kingsland.
was the home where she loved to watch the river flow by and the songbirds and squirrels play in their yard.
was the place where her family gathered to share their love with each other, everyone always telling her how peaceful and
at ease they felt in the home she had made.
One of her lifelong passions
was to read, and it was rare to see her without a book nearby. She loved to sit and watch the river while she settled down
to a good read.
Colleen worked hard
her whole life for her family and retired from CH2M Hill in September 2011 after 30 years, and made many life-long friends
there that she treasured dearly.
is survived by her husband, Tommy Oakes of Kingsland, daughter Teresa Adams and her partner Pam Nelson of Little Elm, Texas,
daughter Karen Fair and husband Mackey of Liberty Hill, Texas,
her most cherished grandchildren Justin Adams
of Estes Park, Colorado, Casie Adams of Little Elm, Texas, Riley Fair of Liberty Hill, Texas,
and three great grandchildren,
Kiersten, Kelcie, and Karter Adams of Loveland, Colorado. She is also survived by her sister Pat Barber and husband
Joe of Kingwood, Texas.
Dear to her were siblings, Jim Wood, Pam Swenson, Janice Loria, Brice and Rex Woody, nieces,
nephews, and many other cherished family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her mother, father, step-mother
In lieu of flowers
the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Kingsland Public Library, 125 Polk Street, Kingsland, TX. 78639.
Please include Colleen Oakes Memorial Fund on the memo line of the check.
A memorial service is pending.
Josh Michael Sutter
Josh Michael Sutter infant son of Sabrina Greenwood and Dakota Sutter passed away Thursday,
January 16, 2014 in Llano, Texas.
Survivors include mother Sabrina Greenwood of Buchanan Dam Texas,
father Dakota Sutter of Buchanan Dam, Texas.
Maternal grandparents Grace
Bell of Buchanan Dam, Texas and Billy Greenwood of Hover Valley, Texas.
grandmother Anita Sharp of Buchanan Dam, Texas.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Babyland
in Llano City Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Ken Barrington officiating.
Jordan Hyatt was born Oct 15th 1933 in Bald Hill in Angelina County, Tx. to Willie Mae and Paul Jordan. Her father
was a Liquor Control Board Officer, and the family moved several times in her life, but when they moved to Llano that was
to be her last move for about 50 years.
She met, fell in love and married James Hyatt. Their love
story ended in 1974 when James passed away. She continued to love and miss him every remaining day of her life.
Frances passed away January 16, 2014 in Lufkin
in Angelina County Texas, where it all began.
She worked at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home for 20 plus years and she loved her work. She
also loved music and was an avid 42 player. She was an active member of the Methodist Church in Llano, and later the Homer
Methodist Church in Lufkin.
She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Willie Mae Jordan, husband James Hyatt, infant daughter
Nancy Lynn and infant granddaughter Dalena Mae.
Left behind to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life are 3 daughters Sharon, Linda and husband
Roger, Martha and husband Jim, sister Helen who described her sister as “an exquisite and fragile butterfly and I will
miss her deeply”.
8 grandchildren Sundance and wife Chasity, Brieanna, James and fiancée
Mandy, Rachel, Sarah, Bridgette, Jeremy and Heather, great grandchildren Brian, Brenna, Brylee, Anna Page, Chloe and future
great grandson Kyler.
Niece Amy and nephew Karl. And most of all friends both near and far, and
too many to count.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Llano City Cemetery with Rev.
Rick Cundieff officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to charity or church homes.
James Earl Warren
Earl Warren, 51, of Kingsland, Texas, left this world to join his family of angels on January 6, 2014. Jimmy was born in Dallas,
on January 16, 1962, to Bobby Don and Barbara Ann (Hawthorne)
Sunset High School in Dallas, Texas, before joining the U.S. Navy. He later obtained CAD and Accounting degrees from Richland
Colleges in Dallas.
He was a skilled craftsman who worked in most aspects
of construction throughout his life. James married Lillie Dockery on September 2, 1983, in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Just nine days
later -- the day which he referred to as the happiest of his life, his pride and joy Crystal Ann Warren was born.
The family spent several
years together in the Dallas area before a three-year stint in California.
He made his way back to Texas as quickly
as he could, and upon crossing the state line into his home state, he pulled the car over to kiss the ground.
While in California,
they met lifelong friends who eventually introduced Jimmy to the Texas Hill Country, with which he fell in love and made his
Other than the short time spent in California, Jimmy was a lifelong Texas and very proud to be
from the “best state in the nation.”
Jimmy loved nothing more than spending time with his family, most for whom he gave creative nicknames. He
held very high expectations for those closest to him.
He was an avid reader, especially of history and true-crime
stories. He enjoyed spending time on the lake, arguing politics with anyone who would participate, and watching football
Texas A&M and
the Dallas Cowboys being his favorite teams. In his early years, Jimmy played the guitar and would play while his daughter,
“Crissy,” would sing.
He collected records and was a big fan of country, classic-rock, and
Jimmy is survived
by his daughter Crystal Hays, son-in-law Justin Hays, grandchildren Ciara and Gavin Hays, all of Kingsland, stepfather Woody
Winkles of Irving, Texas,
sister Vicki Warren of Terrell, Texas, sister Paula Warren of Ft. Worth, Texas, several
nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
James was predeceased by his parents Bobby Don Warren and Barbara
Ann Winkles and his brothers, Jerry Warren and Robert Warren.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday,
January 18, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 900 Industrial Blvd in Kingsland, Texas.
Martha C. Box a lifetime resident of Llano, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the age of 78.
She was born December 5, 1935 to Lube Lon and Ima Francis (Reagor) Talley.
She married J. P Box, Jr February 15, 1956 at the home of Lee Roy and Roberta Strayhorn
in Llano, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1976.
Martha was also preceded
in death by her parents and her brother Billy Talley.
Martha Retired from the Buttery Hardware and the City of Llano where she was the City secretary. She was a member
of the First Baptist Church.
She was a very kind and giving person, and she loved her family dearly
Survivors include sons Robert Box and wife Sherry of Corpus Christi,
Texas, Lonny Box and wife Penny of Conroe, Texas. Daughter Marsha McKneely and husband Larry of Cherokee, Texas.
Grandchildren Jennifer and husband Paul Bordner of Cherokee, Texas, Michelle and husband Landon Buffe of Priddy,
Texas, Jarrett Box of Corpus Christi, Texas and Joshua Box of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Great grandchildren Kyler, Kase, Sadie, Addie, Carissa, Cody and Abigail.
She is also preceded in death by
many nieces, nephews and many good friends.
A Funeral service will be held Sunday, January 12, 2014
at 2:00P.M. at First Baptist Church in Llano, Texas
Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating, burial will follow at the Cold Creek Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Back Pack Buddies
or the Charity of your choice.
Pete Nolan Lebow
Nolan Lebow, 52, a longtime resident of Kingsland, TX passed away in the home he shared with his devoted mother on January
Pete was born January
11, 1961 in Lubbock, TX and lived in Abernathy, TX until he was 6 years old and then moved to Kingsland with his family. He was a member of
the Park Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio, TX.
Pete was part of a large family consisting of numerous aunts, uncles and cousins
on both sides of the family. Pete is preceded in death by his father Floyd Nolan Lebow;
his grandparents S. H. & Lizzie Lebow of Abernathy, TX and Rex & Magdelene
Marshall of Kingsland, TX; and grandniece Mia Elise Tisdel of Kingsland, TX.
He is survived by his mother Sammye Lebow of Kingsland, TX, and his 6 siblings & their spouses:
Sisters - Vicki & David Robinson of Austin,
& Curtis Tisdel of Kingsland, Tracye & William Clark of San Antonio; Brothers - Floyd Ray & Linda Lebow of Amarillo,
TX, James & Lois Lebow of San Saba, TX,
& Shirley Lebow of Murphy, TX; 15 nieces & nephews and 13 grandnieces nieces & nephews. Pete will always
be remembered for being fiercely loyal to his family and those that he loved.
A Celebration of Life will be held in his memory at a later date.
In lieu of flowers
memorial can be made to The American Lung Association or to the charity of your choice.
Pearl Goble age 90 passed away peacefully on January 5, 2014. She was born March 22, 1923 in Lometa, Texas
to Thomas and Maggie (Harmon) Stone. Pearl was a lifetime resident of Marble Falls.
She married Alvin Goble April 7, 1940 in Burnet, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Goble September 8, 2008.
Pearl Was a member of the Kingsland Community Church.
Survivors include Daughter Beth Zimpelman and husband Nix O. Bodden. Granddaughters Jeannette Schmitz
and husband Alfred Schmitz, Jennifer Szatny, Jenna Moers and Jeff Donovan.
and Joshua Bodden.
Great granddaughters Erin and Kelsey Schmitz,
Isabel and Eliza Bodden.
Great grandsons Russell and Ryan
Moers, Avery and Bradley Szatny, and Sam Bodden.
law Vernell Stone. Pearl is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 9, 2014
at 1:00 P.M. at Kingsland Community Church with Rev. Tommie Beck, Rev. Dick West, and Rev. Jeff Davis Officiating.
Burial will follow to the Kingsland Cemetery in Kingsland, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Craig Sullivan, Charles Stone, J.T. Bryant, Neal Bryant, Kelly Goble, and Russell Moers.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeff Donovan, Alfred Schmitz, Nix O. Bodden, Avery Szatny, Bradly Szatny,
Rick Moers, and Ryan Moers.
Memorials can be made to the Kingsland
Cemetery Association or Kingsland Community Church.
Ethel Rosie Tucker age 92 passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 in Llano,
Texas. She was born March 20, 1921 in Georgetown, Texas to John and Ethel (Rush) Godbey.
Ethel was a resident of
Llano for 17 years coming from Houston, Texas.
She was an active member of Lutie Watkins Methodist
Church, she loved baking, teaching and she loved people.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, 3
brothers, 2 sisters, and son Lewis E. Tucker II.
is survived by Son Kelly Tucker M.D. and wife Rev. Jenny Tucker of Llano, Texas, daughter Claudia Mansbridge of Llano, Texas
and 4 grandchildren.
A memorial service
will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Lutie Watkins UMC.
Brewer Roberts Bell
Leona Brewer Roberts Bell age 87 went to be with the Lord on Christmas day. She was born December 7, 1926
in Llano, Texas. She was a lifetime resident of Llano.
She worked at C&B Foods, Mini Mart Foods and
Jennets Bakery for many Years. Leona was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Llano, Texas.
She is preceded
in death by husbands Bill Roberts and Wayman Bell. Her parents Jim and Alice Brewer, sisters Mary Lawler, Valery Lively, brothers
J.W. Brewer and Clayton Brewer.
Leona is survived by daughters Bonnie Woolson and husband Lyle of
Llano, Debby Gouw of San Saba, son Carl Roberts and wife Belinda of California, brother Jerry Brewer and wife Mary Dale of
sisters in law Janie Brewer and Vergie
Brewer. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Memorial Graveside Service will be 2:00P.M. Saturday, December 28 at the Llano City Cemetery
with her nephew Reverend Glen Connell Officiating
Daniel Robert Duggar
Daniel Robert Duggar peacefully went to be with the Lord on December 23.
He was born June 24, 1976 in Houston, Texas to Robert Lemeul Duggar and Linda Feuge Duggar.
Daniel grew up in New Caney, Texas and graduated
from New Caney High School in 1994. He married Brandy Lynn Snider,
December 16, 1994.
He became a very successful manager for Discount Tire Company for 17 years.
While managing numerous stores in the Houston area, he received many outstanding performance awards.
His most recent position was manager of the top rated College Station
Discount Tire store.
He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Lemeul Duggar; grandparents, Frederick Austin and Dana Lee Duggar of
Arkansas; and grandfather, James Davis Feuge of Llano.
Survived by his daughters, Kadee Brooke Duggar and Shelbee Lynn Duggar , New Caney;
mother, Linda Feuge Duggar, Llano; twin brother, Dean Lemeul and wife, Catherine Duggar, Magnolia;
Robert Lemeul and wife Kendra, Tomball; brother, Richard Frederick and wife, Kari Duggar, Tarkington; sister, Elizabeth Gail
and husband, Andy Chavez, Conroe; grandmother, Jane Watson Feuge, Llano.
also has numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends that will miss him greatly.
Daniel was a loving father and devoted son
that dearly loved his family. He found great joy in doing for others. He thoroughly
enjoyed grilling/cooking for family gatherings as well as for his young workers at his
that he managed. Other interests included sports, hunting, and his best friends -- his
dogs -- Hoss, Nijah, and Tucker.
His laughter, humor, and
generosity were appreciated by both family and friends.
Visitation Friday from 5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Service will be 3:00P.M. Saturday, December
28, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Llano, Texas.
of Life services will be on January 5 at 3:00 at the Lone Star Cowboy Church, Montgomery, Texas .
services will be officiated by his uncle, Rissell Bertrand.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be
made to Llano Christian Academy.
Martina Fraga Rodriguez
Martina Rodriguez age 79 passed away peacefully Monday,
December 23, 2013.
She was born
June 19, 1934 in Martindale, Texas to Juan and Maria (Tijerina) Fraga.
Martina married Frank Rodriguez November 28, 1953 in Lockhart area. He preceded her in death
in 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She loved to cook and make tamales for the people in the area, and always made room for strangers
at her table. Martina was a resident of Buchanan Dam since 1957 coming from San Marcus, Texas.
Survivors include son Frank Rodriguez of Buchanan Dam, Texas, daughters
Sylvia R. Noland of Kingsland, Texas, Josie R. Smith of Hoover Valley, Texas and Diana Rodriguez of Llano, Texas.
She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Rosary will be 7:00 P.M. Friday, December 27 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Chapel in Kingsland, Texas.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Charles Catholic Church in Kingsland, Saturday, December 28
at 10:00 A.M. with Father Anthony Alphonse officiating.
Burial will follow at the Bluffton Cemetery.
Kathyrn Louise Holloway Moser
Kathyrn Holloway Moser, age 61 of Llano, passed away on December 19, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
She was born on September 9, 1952 in Oklahoma to Marshall Holloway and Edna Fay (Burton) Holloway.
Kathyrn had been a hairdresser for over 20 years, enjoyed jig saw puzzles, was an avid reader, and very active in her
church, First Christian Church in Llano prior to her illness. She had been a resident of Llano since 1989
having moved here from Houston, Texas.
Kathyrn is survived by 2 sons, Jeremy Holloway of Llano, Nathan Dentino of Kingsland, her father Marshall
Holloway of Eagle Lake, Texas, 1 sister Renee Massey of Dallas, 1 brother Ray Holloway of Louiville, KY, and 2 Grandchildren
Emilee Dentino and Makeighla Dentino. She is preceded in death by her Mother, Edna Fay Holloway.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014
at 11:00 AM at the First Christian Church in Llano with Rev. Gretel Morgan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the First Christian Church in Llano, Texas.
Roland Campbell (JR)
Roland Campbell (JR) passed away peacefully December 18, 2013 in Llano,
Texas. He was born April 20, 1930 to Roland Buren Campbell and Grace Belle (Isenberger) Campbell on Mound City, Illinois.
He was a lifetime resident
of Llano, Texas. He loves sports, hunting and he played football for the Llano High School.
Survivors include Brothers Eddie Campbell of San Saba, Texas and Larry
Campbell of Buchanan Dam, Texas, Sisters Margaret Austin of Seadrift, Texas, Shirley Amthor of Brownwood, Texas,
Dorothy and husband Donald Murchison of Buchanan Dam, Texas. And numerous nieces and nephews.
Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Sister Evelyn Harned
and 2 brothers in laws.
will be held Friday, December 20 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Funeral will be At Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Chapel Saturday, December 21 at 1:00
P.M. with Rev. Danny Meegan Officiating.
Burial will follow at the Llano City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Pittsburg Avenue Baptist
Church in Llano, Texas.
John David "J.D." Kuebler, JR.
John David “J. D.” Kuebler,
Jr. Died December 7, 2013 of Parkinson’s disease.
J.D. was born April 6, 1928 in Goose Creek, Texas. He
grew up in Baytown, Texas and graduated from Lee High School. He worked at the Shell Oil Refinery in Deer Park, Texas for
In 1950 he married Julie Pauline Orsak, and she was the love of his life for more than
54 years. In 1988, J.D. and Julie retired to Inks Lake and enjoyed the golden years amongst many friends and family.
J.D. was a giving and caring man and never hesitated to help a neighbor in need.
His friends and family will dearly miss and long remember J.D.
He is preceded in death by his lovely Julie, his two sons, John and Jeffrey, and his two sisters,
Bettie Jo and Maxine.
He is survived
by his son Joe (wife Tianne), his grandson Josh (wife Cony), nephew Donnie and his family, his niece Suzanne and her family
and nephew Richard.
A special heartfelt
thanks to all staff at Windchime for their loving care and support.
Consider a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
will be Friday, December 13, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Kingsland.
service will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park with Tara Hyland Officiating.
M. J. Wootan
M.J. Wootan was born on July 5, 1925 in Field Creek, Texas and passed with dignity on December
5, 2013. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
M.J. was a purpose
driven businessman with courage and integrity. His active involvement in agribusiness and land development
established him as a pioneer in his community.
M.J. was instrumental in founding Llano National
Bank and served on the Board of Directors. In 2010 he received the honorary Hall of Fame Award for Llano
He was a beloved husband, proud father, loyal friend, mentor and a cherished Papa
J. Much time was enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dear departed, childhood friend and life long business
partner Fay Miller.
His life of eighty-eight years touched many hearts with love, humor, admiration
Preceded in death by:
Parents; Joseph and Lula Wootan, brothers; Jack and Rex Wootan, sister Fay Owens and the mother
of his sons; Peggy Knatcher Wootan
He is survived by: wife Edna
Wootan, sons; Billy Wootan and wife Addie, Terry Wootan and wife Karen
Chad Wootan and wife Darla, Jason Wootan and wife Megan, William Wootan, Sarah Goodson and husband Keith.
Great grandchildren; Blaine, Kalen, Kennedy, Payton, Seth, Tyler, Emma, Alex and Addlyn.
Close Extended Family; Roger Beasley, Nelda Dukes, Kay Bilrouth and Shirley Wootan
Edna’s loving daughters; Mitzi Salmon, Alexus (Wren) Raney, Le Robinson and Kuri (T) Johnson
Pall Bearers; Chad Wootan, Jason Wootan, William Wootan, Keith Goodson, Roger Beasley, Frosty
Miller, Marc Miller and David Willman
Honorary Pall Bearers; John Buttery,
William Buttery, Jimmie Stewart, Jimmy Hoerster, Dick Hoerster, Dr. Steve Hoerster, Steve Haverlah and George Rogers.
Visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Leslie Tomlinson officiating.
Burial will follow at the Llano City Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Special Opportunities School or to Hope Haus in Llano, Texas.
Miguel Angel Coronado Jr.
Miguel Angel Coronado
Jr. infant son of Marisol Orozco and Miguel Angel Coronado passed away Monday, December 1, 2013 in Llano, Texas.
include mother Marisol Orozco of Llano, Texas, father Miguel Angel Coronado of Llano, Texas, brothers Fernando Orozco, Izacc
Coronado, sister Kimberliegh and his Grandparents.
He was preceded in death by
his sister Maricia Coronado in 2008.
Graveside service will be held Thursday,
December 5, 2013 at Babyland in Llano City Cemetery at 1:00P.M. with Rev. Melvin Dornak officiating.
Matthew Shawn Engleman
Matthew Engleman age
27 passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 in Llano, Texas.
He was a resident of Llano since 1977 coming from Austin. He attended Llano High School, loved
to spend time at the Llano River and would help anyone in time of need. Matthew is survived by his mother Sheryl Engleman from
Llano, Texas, father Kris Engleman of Osborne, Kansas, sons Jordan Engleman of Arkansas, Landon Engleman of Wisconsin, Noah
Engleman of Wisconsin, daughters Abigail Engleman of Wisconsin and Melody Engleman of Wisconsin. Brother Kris and wife Casha
Engleman of Llano, Texas. Grandparents Pat Kuhn of Llano, Texas, Betty Flood of Kerrville, Texas and many friends.
Memorial services are pending.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Diabetes
Association or to the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter in Buchanan Dam, Texas.
Carolee Jean Smithee
Jean Smithee age 27 of Liberty Hill passed away November 23, 2013. She was born in Brownwood, Texas June 10, 1986 to Traci
She had been
a resident for 7 years moving from Kingsland, Texas. She was a Baptist, she enjoyed modeling for Austin Models and Talent,
she enjoyed being an esthetician and she loved being a mother. Even more beautiful was that within her
heart and soul.
preceded in death by a maternal grandfather W.L. Gillespie.
Survivors her mother Traci Lee Stanley, her father David Jaramillo, daughter Rylee Lane Smithee,
a sister Kelsey Gardner, maternal grandmother Carol Gillespie, maternal great grandmother Margie Stimson, and her manager
and best pal, Jeff Curley.
Graveside Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Llano City
Cemetery with Rev. Jo Jensen Officiating.
Aloha Louise Pittman was born to William Edgar Davis and Mary Frances Hargrove on May 10, 1921 in Currie,
Texas. She passed away on the morning of November 14, 2013, in Llano, Texas.
was preceded in death by her husband Ed Goble, her parents, a brother Loyd Davis, A sister Helen Davis.
Mrs. Pittman was a member of Pittsburg Avenue Baptist Church, and she enjoyed
helping the elderly.
She is survived by, nieces, Jeannette
and husband Sam McPherson of Llano, Texas, Glenda (PeeWee) McGlothlin of Llano, Texas. Nephew Earl Goble Jr. of Burnet, Texas.
Cousin Billy and Shirley Hargrove of Frost, Texas. Step-Sons, Norman and Wayne Goble both of Buchanan Dam, Texas. Step Daughter,
Linda Goble Price of Buchanan Dam, Texas. Great-Granddaughter Donna and husband Don Hoffer of Inez, Texas, Two special friends
Evelyn Holt of Sheridan, Texas, Saundra Garrett of Buchanan Dam, Texas. And a host of friends.
Memorials may be made
to the charity of donor’s choice.
Graveside services will
be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas. With John Earl Frias Officiating.
will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00P.M. Friday, November 15, 2013 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral.
Lee Thomas Richerson was born to Charlotte West Thomas and O. D. Thomas on November 9, 1927 in Berwyn, Oklahoma. She passed
away on the morning of November 9, 2013, her 86th birthday, in Llano, Texas at Llano Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Mrs. Richerson grew up and went to school in Berwyn, playing girls half-court basketball,
and graduating in 1945 from Berwyn High School as Salutatorian of her class. From there, she entered Texas Women’s University
to complete one year before she had to return home to Berwyn to help her widowed mother with the family income. She married
Burton Allen Richerson on February 15, 1950, in Madill, Oklahoma.
Richerson and her husband and first child, Cynthia, moved from Ardmore, Oklahoma to Odessa, Texas in 1957. She retired from
El Paso Products Company. Although, she grew up a Methodist, she was a Baptist and a member at Westover Baptist Church in
of Mrs. Richerson is her daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Lynn Richerson of Llano, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband,
mother, father, three brothers, and two sisters. Her son, Allen Thomas Richerson, followed her in death in the early morning
hours of November 10, 2013.
Memorials may be made
to Grace Episcopal Church in Llano, Texas.
will be held at a later date.
Edward Brown of Buchanan Dam Passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at the age of 85. He was born
September 12, 1928 in Bell County, Texas to Amos and Clara (Cornet) Brown.
He was a resident of Buchanan Dam, Texas since March of 1987 coming from Bay City, Texas. Edward
was a member of the Bee Cave Baptist Church and a member of the Carpenters Union.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Brenda Joyce
Kincheloe and brother Fred Brown.
include Wife Dolores Brown of Buchanan Dam, Texas, son Michael Edward Brown of Buchanan Dam, Texas, daughter Carolyn Chambers
and husband Lavaughn of Burnet, Texas, brother Dempsey Brown and wife Lillian of Bastrop, Texas, sister Dorothy Nell Bowen
of Bastrop, Texas. Grandchildren Steven Chambers, Ryan Chambers, Cassandra Brown and Anna Brown. Seven great grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews.
services are planned at this time.
Memorials can be made to a battered women home or foundation.
Florence Selcke passed
away peacefully Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in Kingsland, Texas at the age of 96. She was born in Danforth, Illinois January
24, 1917 to Peter and Tina (Jansen) Saxsma.
She married Raymond Michael Selcke July 16,
1955 in Danforth, Illinois.
Florence was a resident of Kingsland, Texas since May 1,
2000 coming from El Paso, Texas. She was a member of the St. Peters Lutheran Church in Marble Falls, Texas and the American
Legion Post #437 in Kingsland, Texas.
Survivors include brothers Clarence Saxsma
of Clifton, Illinois, Donald Saxsma of Griffith, Indiana and Marvin Saxsma of Bourbonnais, Illinois, sisters Loretta DeRoos
of Osceola, Indiana and Ruth Kjos of Kingsland, Texas.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband
on February 17, 1988, her parents, three brothers and three sisters.
will be at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Chapel in Kingsland, Texas Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Danielle
Burial will be at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Seton Highland Hospice or St. Peters Lutheran Church.
Charles R. (C.R.) Lindsay
Charles Lindsay was born June 19, 1924, in Lilesville,
Anson County, North Carolina, to William Jesse and Julia Livingston Byrd Lindsay.
After graduation from Lilesville High School, he attended King’s
Business College of Raleigh; was employed by Carolina Trailways before he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He was an honor graduated
of Medical Corps School in Baltimore, Md., and served at bases in Norman, Okla., Georgetown, Texas; San Diego, California
and on Okinawa. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Southwestern University.
On March 18, 1945, he married Wilma Huser of Granger in San Diego,
California. They made their home in Georgetown, Round Rock and Barlett before moving into the Llano area July 31, 1971.
As a classroom teacher, he taught biology, chemistry and physics,
and also coached girls basketball, high school baseball and junior high football. He served as a high school principal, superintendent
and retired from the Llano Independent School District as elementary principal. He was president of Bell County’s TSTA
and later was a member of ATPE.
was a Master Mason, serving as District Deputy of District 47, and was a Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. He
was also a Scout Master, Explorer Advisor, a member of The Order of the Arrow and a member of SPJST Lodge 20.
C.R. was a charter member of Highland Lakes United Methodist Church
where he was teacher of the first Sunday School class, was Lay Leader for many years, a member of the Methodist Men, for whom
he helped prepared many breakfasts, and a member of The Brotherhood of Joseph . He was also active in the Walk to Emmaus.
He and Wilma are avid fishermen, traveled
extensively, and where proud to have visited every state in the union and all but one capital.
His survivors include his wife, Wilma, his son Dr. Phil Lindsay and
wife Toni of Alexandria, LA. Three grandchildren Dr. Alexis McQuitty and husband Chris McQuitty of Galveston, Texas, Allison
Dart and husband Dr. Ben Dart of Signal Mountain, Tennessee and Jason Lindsay of San Antonio, Texas. Seven
great grandchildren Jackson, Caroline, Charles, Rachel, John, Bob and Will, two nephews of North Carolina and
a special niece Mary Barsenti of New Braunfels, Texas.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Florence Ballard
and Helen Leak and brother William Lindsay.
Service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:00 a.m. in Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam,
Texas, with Reverend Grady Roe
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Highland Lakes United Methodist Church or the
charity of your choice.
T. Moore, 81 of Kingsland, Texas passed away peacefully Thursday, October 31, 2013. She was born on June 28, 1932 in San Antonio,
Texas to Owen and Edith (Horn) Lookenbill. She was a resident of Kingsland since 1993 coming from Arlington, Texas. She married
Albert E. Moore Jr. March 18, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas.
He preceded her in death January 19, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her sons Randy Moore and wife Sharon of Cedar Hill, Texas, Eddie
Moore and wife Tera of Alvarado, Texas, Rodney Moore of Blanco, Texas.
Brother John Thurman of San Antonio, Texas, sister Velna Jackson of Stonewall, Texas, Four grandchildren
Zachary, Bailey, Cheyanne and Justin and 4 great grandchildren Macajah, Kensington, Levi and Zachary Jr.
Charlene is also survived by her beloved pets Pebbles, Gizmo and Precious.
arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Kingsland, Texas.
Toeppich passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the age of 65. He was born to Robert and Ruby (Birk) Toeppich August 4,
1948 in Llano, Texas. Paul was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Llano. He spent most of his life between Mason and
Paul work at the Llano Auction Barn for 17 years as manager.
He is survived by his wife June (Bauman)
Toeppich of Llano, mother Ruby Toeppich of Mason, TX, daughters Sheila Wunderlich and Husband Allen of Llano, Teresa Toeppich
of Llano,son Justin Toeppich of Llano, brothers James Toeppich from Art, TX,
and Frances Toeppich from
Art, TX, 3 grandchildren Corey Wunderlich, Jessica Wunderlich and Alicia Arlt, nieces Sonya Baumbach, Karla Tucker, nephew
Shannon Tucker and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his father Robert Toeppick
in 1979 and a nephew Jason Toeppich in 1994.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral
Service will be Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Vandeventer
Burial will follow at Llano City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Scott and White
Hospice or the charity of your choice.
Lucille Halliburton passed away peacefully on October
15, 2013 at the age of 89. She was born to Thomas and Emma (Goble) Martin at Hoover Valley on August 24, 1924.
moved to Llano in 1939. She married the love of her life Ottis Lee Halliburton May 9, 1941 in Llano, Texas.
preceded her in death May 9, 1995. She was a member of the North Side Church of Christ, Llano.
Lucille was also preceded in death by her parents; son Tony Lee Halliburton, daughter Connie Sue Halliburton, brother Thomas
Martin, sisters Bernice Haskell, Ruth Forehand and Elva (Slim) Coats.
She is survived by her son Jerry Dean Halliburton and Wife Judith from Sierra Vista, Arizona, daughter Rita Halliburton
of Llano, sisters Wanda Miller of Houston, Lillian Massey of Marble Falls, brother
W.H. (Toad) Martin of Buchanan
Dam, 11 grandchildren LaKay Homesley, Deana Kenner, Wade Halliburton, Sheila
Pitcock, Kevin Halliburton, Tracy Leverett, Kristy Halliburton, Kim Whitley,
Darin Halliburton, Jeanette Halliburton and Brian
Halliburton, 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers: Kevin Halliburton, Steton Watson, Wade Halliburton, Jordan Leverett, Alex Homesley and Sammy Leverett.
Honorary Pallbearers: Darin Halliburton, Brian Halliburton, Ricky Oestreich, Wayne DeCesaris,
Aaron Hogan, Shayne Pitcock, Jerry Don Moss, Dave Kenner, Aaron Moss and Sam Cook.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home
will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2PM in our Chapel with burial to follow at Llano City Cemetery.
Willena McKneely passed
away October 8, 2013 surrounded by her children at the Llano Hospital in Llano, Texas.
Willena was a lifetime resident of Cherokee, Texas. She was born May
14, 1928 to Ross and Mary Perry. She married the love of her life W.C. McKneely on June 14, 1945. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Cherokee.
She was preceded in death by her husband W.C. McKneely, two son in laws Stephen Brunson and Jerry Sutton, one grandson
Patrick Wayne Norris.
She is survived
by her children Joann Brunson of Lubbock, Linda and her husband Ken Shannon of Dimmitt, Larry and his wife Marsha McKneely
of Cherokee, Betty Jean Sutton of Lometa, Patsy and her husband Danny Pierce of San Saba, Jake and his wife Glenda McKneely
of Cherokee, Nancy and her husband Eddie Stevens of Victoria.
She is survived by 16 grandchildren Jonathan and his wife Krista Brunson of Lubbock,
Stephanie Brunson of San Angelo, Will and his wife Sarah Shannon of Duncan, Oklahoma. Kendra Smither of Dimmitt, Jennifer
and her husband Paul Bordner of Cherokee, Michelle and her husband Landon Buffe of Priddy, Dusty and his wife Sadie of Waco,
David Sutton of Lometa, Melissa and her husband Crispin Gipson of Crowley, Raeven and Eric Alonzo of Burleson, John Norris
of Arlington, Cody McKneely of Carlsbad, Curt McKneely of Carlsbad, Ross and Jessica Herridge of Portales, New Mexico, Lucretia
Land of Katy and J.D. and his wife Brianna Herridge of Katy.
She is survived by 21 great grandchildren, one brother Wayland Perry and one sister
Naomi Barker, numerous sisters- in - laws, nieces and nephews.
Service will be at the First Baptist Church in Cherokee Thursday, October 10, 2013
at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Rye Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Kuykendall Cemetery in Cherokee.
may be made to the First Baptist Church in Cherokee or charity of your choice.
Reeves C. Jungkind, age
86 of Llano, Texas, surrounded by his family went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
Born in Pontotoc, Texas on August 9, 1927.
Graduated from Burnet High School in 1945. Reeves served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1948, being
honorably discharged as a Corporal. Graduated from the DPS Academy at Camp Mabry in 1953, becoming a Texas
Highway Patrolman posted in Wharton, Texas. After 14 years, he became the Firearms Training Officer and
Pistolsmith at the DPS Academy in Austin, retiring in 1992 as a Staff Lieutenant. He then held a Special
Texas Ranger Commission.
He was a Life Member of both the National Rifle Association, in which he was a
former member of the NRA Board of Directors and the Texas State Rifle Association, in which he was the past President from
1985 – 1986. He was a member of the TSRA Executive Council and previously served as the Director
in the Police Pistol Division. He was a Life Member and Charter Member on the advisory board in the Police
Marksman Association. He was also a member of the Texas Police Association.
was a custom Pistolsmith, specializing in the Colt Python. He holds or shares 17 National records in Police
Combat Pistol Competition, Distinguished. He was the Texas State Champion 3 times. He
held many shooting exhibitions and gun safety talks. He graduated from the Firearms Administrators School
at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.
Reeves was inducted into the Texas Highway
Patrol Hall of Fame on November 5, 2005.
He is survived by his wife Lila of Llano; sons Dr. Donald Jungkind and wife Kim of Horseshoe Bay,
Eric Jungkind and wife Cheryl of Fort Worth and stepson Greg Culp and wife Delynn of Glen Rose. He has
grandsons David, Jon Eric and Daniel and step grandson David, granddaughters Jan and Rachel and step granddaughters Rebekah
and Miriam and great grandchildren Max, Haley, Levi and step great grandchild Madelynn and a host of family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Chapel, 307 E. Sandstone, Llano, Texas. Family visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013
from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. also in the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials of Reeves can be made to a charity of
John H. Broadway
John Haywood Broadway age 79 of Kingsland, Texas Passed away on Monday, September
30, 2013 in Round Rock, Texas. He was born in San Angelo, Texas on December 14, 1933 To Calvin Allen and Maggie Bell (Faulk)
Broadway. John has lived in Kingsland five years moving from Germany. He married Bettie Jane Wilson on June 6, 1953 in San
Angelo, Texas. John was a Presbyterian and loved hunting, fishing and farming.
Survivors include his wife Bettie Jane Broadway of Kingsland, Texas, Son John R. and
wife JoAnn Broadway of Atoka, Oklahoma, Daughter Kara Lynn and husband Jason Leming of Kingsland, Texas, Dae Ann and husband
Voyd Cannon of Atoka, Oklahoma, three brothers Tommy Broadway of San Angelo, Texas, Bobby Broadway of Kansas City, Kansas
and Allen Broadway of San Angelo, Texas. He is also survived by 12 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Toni K. Smith,
a sister and a brother.
are being held by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Kingsland, Texas.
In John’s memory, memorial contributions may
be made to the Community Church in Kingsland, Texas.
Vicki Lynn Young
Lynn Young, age 56 of Kingsland, Texas passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Austin, Texas. She
was born in Austin, Texas on August 14, 1957 to Lawrence Dodson and Betty (Davis) Dodson.
had lived in Austin until moving to Kingsland in 1984. She married Lonnie Young on November 4, 2000 in
Marble Falls. Vicki worked in Kitchen Service with the Marble Falls ISD.
Vicki loved watching TV, especially The Wheel Of Fortune, and most especially
spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her Husband Lonnie Young of Kingsland, Daughter Kayla Speece of Austin, Son James Dodson and his
wife Brooke of Llano, two Brothers Clyde Dodson and his wife Kathy of Llano and Keith Dodson and his wife Charlotte of Granite
She is also survived by her Grandchildren Madison Dodson, Kaleb
Dodson, Jasmine Marciel, as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Betty Dodson.
Graveside Services will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM at
the Llano City Cemetery in Llano with Rev. Charles Venezio, Pastor of Celebration Church in Georgetown officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00
PM on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano.
In Vicki’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to the charity
of your choice.
Collings, 95, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 in Bryan.
Born on December 15, 1917 in Lone Grove, Texas to John Roland Herridge and Minnie Gray
Herridge. Nellie married Paul Collings in 1940 and after his military service, they made their home in Llano, Texas.
In 1984, they moved to Aransas Pass
where Mrs. Collings lived for nearly 30 years before moving to Bryan/College Station in 2013.
Mrs. Collings hobbies included
reading, working puzzles, bingo, quilting, gardening, and volunteering at the Christian Service Center, Aransas Pass hospital,
and The Blessing Shop.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
include her daughter and her fiancé, Pam Elkins and Walt Kluchki of Round Rock; and her granddaughter and grandson-in-law,
Denise and Robert Camp of College Station.
A graveside service will be held at Llano City Cemetery on Thursday,
September 26, 2013 at 1 pm.
Shirley Ann Hatfield passed away Friday, September
20, 2013 at the age of 76. She was born May 8, 1937 in Clarksdale, IL to Harry Clinton and Bernita (Moses) Brown. Shirley
married Willard Hatfield on May 7, 1996 in Llano, TX.
She has been a resident of Llano sixteen years moving here from Cedar Park,
Shirley was a people person,
loved to cook for people, enjoyed gardening, embroidering and was very active in The First Baptist Church in Llano. She
had been a Nurses Aide for Llano Memorial Hospital for many years.
Shirley is survived by her husband Willard Hatfield of Rio Llano, TX, sons
Harry and wife Judy Spinner of Liberty Hill, TX, Mike and wife Angie Spinner of Georgetown, TX, David
Joseph Spinner of Florida, Daughters Deborah and husband Jeff Eby of Dallas, TX,
and husband L.C. Tubb of Ft. Worth, TX, 9 Grand Children and 7 Great Grand Children. She
was preceded in death by her Parents and a Brother.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, September 23, 2013 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Home in Llano, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Llano
with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating. Burial will follow at the Llano City Cemetery.
Lucille M. Bode
Lucille M. Bode passed away Thursday September 19, 2013 at the age of 97.
She was born January 1, 1916 in Cherokee, Texas to Boyd Hanna and Mabel Christian Hanna. She Married Theodore J. (Ted) Bode
December 28, 1935 in Brady, Texas, and was a lifetime resident of San Saba County.
is survived by sons Ken Bode and Judy Hanks of Voca, Texas, Tooter Bode and wife Pat of San Antonio. Daughters Lugenia Capps
of Pontotoc, Texas, Vicki Barker and husband Kim of Cherokee, Texas. Ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and six
great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Theodore (Ted) Bode, parents, daughter Sara Kuykendall,
son Richard Bode, and two brothers Clayton and Bob Hanna.
Pallbearers will be Ken Bode,
Tooter Bode, Richard Bode, Rusty Capps, Bode Barker and Clay Bode. Honorary Pallbearers will be T. J. Webster, Marty Gray,
Harold Barber and Zane Bode.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday,
September 20, 2013 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne- Funeral Home in Llano, Texas.
services will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Thomas
Bowden officiating. Burial will follow at the Pontotoc Cemetery.
contributions may be made to the Pontotoc Cemetery Association.
On the Morning of September 11, 2013 Brian passed away after his short battle with cancer. He was
surrounded by his loving family. Brian was 38 years old.
Brian was born in Chandler, Arizona on
October 10, 1974 to Roger Gibbs and Kathy Ransom.
Brian was a loving and caring man. He loved
football, Nascar and working in his yard.
Brian was a great friend to many and a hard worker. He loved his family very
much and always made time for his niece and nephew.
Brian is preceded in death by his grandfathers;
Boyce Tate, Thurman Ransom and Alfred Gibbs, Grandmothers; Clara Gibbs, Betty Tate and Sybil Ransom.
is survived by his mother Kathy Ransom of Tow, Tx, 2 fathers Roger Gibbs of Sweetwater, Tx and Rick Ransom of Tow, Tx Sister
Terri Oestreich and her husband Chris Oestreich of Tow, Tx.
Niece Taelor Oestreich
and nephew Wyatt Oestreich. Uncle Wayne Tate of Tennessee, Aunts Becky Tate of Dallas, Tx, Debbie Tate of Colorado and Trudy
Richard of Missouri, along with numerous cousins.
A special thank you to Scott and White
Healthcare/ Hospice, Pastor Michael Puckett, Joe and Adam Mattingly and numerous family and friends for their prayers and
Graveside Service will be held on Friday
Noon September 13, 2013 at Tow Cemetery.
Visitaton will be 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday September 12,
2013 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel
Memorials may be made
to the Scott and White Hospice in Llano, Tx.
Oscar “Leroy” Hale
Leroy Hale, age 96 of Llano, passed away peacefully on
Monday, September 2, 2013. He was born on December 18, 1916 in Runnels County to R. A. Hale and Thelma
His family moved
from Tennessee to Texas in his early years and did farming and ranching. Leroy met and married Fayrene Golden
in Ballinger, Texas on October 9, 1937. They were married 68 years until Fayrene’s passing in 2006. He was an auto mechanic in
Midland, Austin, and Llano, Texas. He worked for Ratliff Auto for 26 years.
joined the U.S. Navy in San Angelo and was sworn in on September 11, 1942 in Dallas. He was sent to Greenbay, Wisconsin for
6 weeks of boot camp. From there he was stationed in New Orleans Naval Station until being sent to Norfolk, Virginia
and transported aboard ship to Panama Canal Zone, 15 NAV Station. There he operated the engines for sonar
and radar at Summit and Farfan Radio Stations and also maintained military vehicles and equipment.
was transferred to Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts where he remained until he completed his tour of duty.
Leroy was honorable discharged at Camp Wallace, Texas on October 11, 1945.
is survived by his daughters, Nancy Lawyer and husband Dan and Donna Scott and husband Nelson, Brother F.B. “Top”
Hale, Grandchildren Gary, Jimmy, Roy, Dani, Tina, and Steven. He is also survived by 9 Great Grandchildren
Trever, Brayden, Kyle, Justin, Madelyn, Merrit, Spencer, Cameron, Christian, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with James
Sanderson officiating. Military Graveside Honors will follow at the Llano City Cemetery with honors provided
by the Highland Lakes Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions may be made
to a charity of your choice.
Our Dad, Weldon Brice, went to be with our Savior on Saturday August 31, 2013. He was born in Coleman Texas
January 27, 1930.
We will be celebrating his
life 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the first Baptist Church 3435 Hwy 1431 W. Kingsland, Texas 78639.
Daddy died at home where he
wanted to be. In fact, he had often told us “you can take me straight from this house to the funeral home”. His
life was fruitful and bountiful.
He was always practical and free with providing instructions
whether we ask for it or not. His heart was big and he loved to laugh.
He was hardworking and always generous. He left a
legacy of love, togetherness, support and strong family loyalty.
He was preceded in death by two of his brothers, Jack and Hollis as well as the true love of his life and
wife for 45.99 years, Patsy Hatcher Brice.
leaves one brother Don, 3 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He also leaves us, his three daughters, Sherry, Lori
and Mary, to carry on with strength, independence and humor.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Kingsland Texas
Memorial service will be at
the First Baptist Church of Kingsland Saturday 7, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Bubba Stahl.
Charles Cleveland Hipp
Charles Cleveland Hipp Was born October 7, 1930 in Gilmer County Georgia. He left East Ellijay at age 17
and joined the Air Force, proudly serving in the Korean War and eventually ending up in Austin at Bergrstrom AFB. This is
where he met the love of his life, Margaret Gold. They married in March 1953, raising two children and living in South Austin
for 45 years.
He retired from South Union Gas after
45 years of service and relocating in Llano to be close to his children and granddaughters. Charles and Margaret have had
a lot of great times together with many dear friends, some who have passed before him and some that still live on to remember
those times. He will fondly be remembered with his rendition of “In My Adobe Hacienda” and the saying “Here
Charles is survived by his adoring wife,
Margaret Hipp of Llano; son David Hipp (Rhonda Wyatt) of Austin; daughter, Karen Houston (Richard Leyendecker) of Llano
and 3 granddaughters that where the apple of his eye, Rea-Lynn Hipp (Stephen Wells) of San Antonio,
Haley Houston (Pete Ugarte) of Round Rock and Randi Rodriguez of Austin.
Brother Jimmy Hipp (Mary Lou) of Ellijay, Georgia., Many nieces and nephews of Georgia that he adored.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:00
AM in the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chape
l with Johnny Sawyer
officiating. Graveside services will follow at the Llano City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
will be Bubba Wolf, Joe Wells, Wesley Williams, Cecil Billings, Thomas Shull and Gary Delz.
contributions may be made to the American Legion in Llano.
Lee, of Buchannan Dam, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2013 at the age of 77.
was born to Granville Bolton and James (Gaylor) Bolton in Lilac Texas, on September 15, 1935. Peggy worked
as a teller at the Llano National Bank for many years.
She is survived by her two daughters Debbie Hays and husband Bob of Llano and Sandy Cardiff and
husband Les of Driftwood Tx.
Peggy is also survived by her brother James Bolton and
wife Linda of Houston, sister Janet Scudder and husband Carl of Wimberley Tx., grandsons Dr. Robby Hays
and wife Katie, Michael Hays and wife Kacey and
Jonny Hays and
wife Jessica and seven great grandchildren Kaylynn, Carsten, Faith, Elizabeth, Zoe, Emily and Aiden.
is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Peggy was preceded by her parents.
Memorial Services will be at the Buchanan West Baptist Church in Buchanan
Dam, TX. on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. John Taylor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Buchanan West Baptist
Dean, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609.
Ona Davis Rhodes
Ona Davis Rhodes passed away peacefully on August 16, 2103 at the
age of 85.
She was born to Walther and Macy (Smith) Janner on the Ratliff Ranch located
in the Prairie Mountain area, southwest Llano County, on November 10, 1927.
was a lifelong resident of Llano County and graduated from Llano High School in 1944. She married M.C.
“Bozo” Davis on February 1, 1946. They lived on the Davis Ranch where Ona enjoyed being a homemaker
and helping Bozo with ranch activities.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Llano,
the Order of the Eastern Star and the Monday Night Supper Club. Ona was preceded in death by her parents;
husband Bozo Davis, one daughter Sherie Ann Davis and two sons Michael and Daryl Davis.
is survived by her daughter Melodee and husband Rodney Taylor of Llano, her sister Mildred and husband David W. Strayhorn,
two grandchildren Terra and husband Judson Willett of Austin and Heath and wife Kay Taylor, and two great-grandchildren Addison
and Graham Taylor.
Funeral Services will be at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home
in Llano, TX Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:00am with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating. Burial will follow
at the Llano City Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Heath Taylor, Judson
Willett, Mike Livermore, Mike Livingston, Dennis Raesener and Jim Cone.
Philip Benjamin Trombatore
Went to be with the Lord August 9th 2013 in Marble Falls,
He was born in Houston,
Tx. on August 5, 1944 to Philip and Gladys (Charlesworth) Trombatore. He married Shirley Babbs April 24, 2010 in Kingsland
and has been a resident of Kingsland for five years moving from Baycity. He loved fishisng and hunting.
He is survived by
his wife Shirley Trombatore and several family members that loved him dearly.
Cremation arrangements made
under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Kingsland, Texas.
Edward E. Hall, Jr.
Edward E. Hall, Jr.
(Buddie) passed away August 7th 2013 in Temple Scott &White Hospital.
He was born in Odessa Tx. on September 13, 1963 to Ed and Fae Hall.
Buddie is survived by his two children Lindsey Hall of San Antonio and Edward Hall III (Trey) of Lubbock Tx. and
by the mother of his children Ann Hall of San Marcos Tx.
also his uncle and aunt Jim and Reba Hall of Wicket Tx. uncle and aunt Geo. and Melva Gray of Robert Lee
five nieces and three nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews,
lots of cousins and many very good friends.
He was preceded in death by one brother
Luke and one sister Cindi Ana Hall and grandparents .
Memorial service will be at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthore Funeral Home
in Kingsland Tx Saturday,
August 10, 2013 at 2:00pm with Pastor Ira Orr officiating.
Donations to the charity or church of your choice.
Kelly Coleman Ramsey
Kelly Coleman Ramsey of Llano, Texas passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 at the age of 42 years.
She was born December 23, 1970 in El Paso, Texas to Dane & Vikki (Gleaton) Coleman. Kelly married Will Ramsey on December
10, 2004 in Eatonton, Georgia. She was a member of the Llano Cowboy Church and a registered nurse at the Scott & White/
Llano Memorial Hospital since 2006.
Kelly is survived
by her husband, Will Ramsey of Llano, TX; parents, Dane & Vikki Coleman of Loganville (Gwinnette County), GA; maternal
grandmother, Nancy Gleaton of Eatonton, GA; father & mother- in- law, Bill & Joy Ramsey of Tow, TX; along with numerous
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 2, 2013, at 5:00 PM, at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral
Home Chapel, 307 E. Sandstone, Llano, TX, with Brother Lony Reed officiating.
Memorials may be given to: Kelly K.A.R.E.S. Project (Keeping-Area-Residents
& Elderly- Safe); Scott & White/ Llano Memorial Hospital, 102 West Ollie,
Llano, TX 78643 Llano Texas.
Paydin Len "George"
Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me..." Mathew 19:14
Paydin Len "George"
Grogg, born December 1, 2011, passed quietly on July 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM surrounded by family at Dell Children's Hospital
in Austin. He is preceded in death by his great great-grandfather, A. J. Mask; great grandmother, Cherry McIntosh and great
grandfathers, Miguel Aponte and Oscar March.
Paydin is survived by his parents, Michael & Telisha Grogg and older sister, Karlee of Kingsland;
great grandfather, Charles McIntosh of Harker Heights; great grandmother, Arlina Aponte of Killeen; grandmother, Jodie McIntosh
of Seaman, OH; grandparents, Michael "Q-Ball" & Kathryn Aponte of Kingsland; aunt, Louise Aponte of Kingsland;
uncle, Justin Knight of Kingsland; aunt & uncle, J. C. & Cindy McIntosh of Virginia Beach, VA. He is also survived
by his paternal grandmother, Jennifer Duncan and uncle, Makenzie Duncan both of Pulowski, VA; aunt, Margie Davis of Elba,
AL; as well as numerous cousins.
"George" as he was called by friends and family; spent the 19 months of his life newly discovering those
things that older people take for granted. He loved to play on the playground. His favorite
things were books, elephants, cats and fire trucks. He didn't have a special one, he liked them all. Many afternoons were
spent at the park playing with his big sister and his cousin, Abby. He smiled his biggest when he was in one of the swings
Service will be held at the park located at Packsaddle Elementary School, 150 Pioneer Lane, Kingsland, at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday,
August 3, 2013.
of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in his memory to your local volunteer fire department or public park.
Shirley Mae Platel
Shirley Mae Platel of Kingsland, TX passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
She was born on October 26, 1928 in Venture, CA to Lewis & Eva (Patterson) Terry. Shirley was
an artist and loved animals, games, watching game shows and John Wayne movies.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Patricia
Mitchell & husband Jim of Kingsland, TX; son, Michael Golden & wife Donna of Boonville, AK; sister, Sandra Cook of
Denver CO; granddaughter, Cody Mitchell of Cedar Park, TX.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer
Society, 2433 Ridgepoint Drive, suite B, Austin, Texas 78754 or ASPCA at www.aspca.org.
Richard Lee Rabb
Richard Rabb, age 63, a lifetime resident of Llano County, passed away on July 24, 2013.
Richard was born in San Saba, Texas
on July 4, 1950 to Sam and Mary Rabb. The Rabbs have been part of the ranching tradition in Texas for 7
generations. Richard was a descendant of Austin’s Old 300. These were some of
the first residents of this area and Richard was very proud of his family’s heritage.
Part of that tradition involved
ranching and raising show steers for his two daughters as well as countless others. He was a member, past
president and director of the Hill Country Livestock Raiser’s Association. Richard has given his
time as a volunteer at the Fort Worth Stock Show and enjoyed watching the show calves he raised achieve success in the show
Richard attended Llano schools
for 12 years and graduated in 1968. He was a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 1972
when he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. Upon graduation, Richard went to work for
the Federal Land Bank. He had a 27-year career and retired in 2000. He spent many an
hour on the golf course and enjoyed hunting in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. He loved watching his two daughters, Casey
and Cassidy, play basketball.
Richard married the love of his life, Debbie Welgehausen, on June 10, 1972. They were married
for 41 years and are the proud parents of Casey and Cassidy. They are also the proud grandparents of Avery
and Camry. Richard was fondly known to his granddaughters as “Cowpaw”.
He is survived by his wife Debbie
and daughter Casey Kendrick and her husband Andy along with granddaughters Avery and Camry of Friona, Texas, and daughter
Cassidy Rabb of Stephenville, Texas. He is also survived by his parents Sam and Mary Rabb of Llano, brothers
Sam Rabb, Jr. and wife Carol of San Antonio, Hilton Rabb and wife Ginny of San Antonio, and Russell Rabb and wife Jane of
Llano, mother-in-law Marion Welgehausen of Fredericksburg, brother-in-law Myron Welgehausen and wife Lisa, also of Fredericksburg
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his father-in-law Oliver Welgehausen.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Lutie Watkins United Methodist Church
Contributions in memory of Richard may be made
to the Hill Country Livestock Raiser's Asociation, P.O. Box 292, Llano, Texas 78643, the Llano County A&M Club,
204 E. Luce, Llano, Texas or charity of choice.
Eloy Villarreal of Llano
passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 84 years. He was born December 2, 1928 to Antonio & Alvina (Cardona) Villarreal
in Jimenez Coah. MX. He married Fracisca Acevedo on July 14, 1951 in Purisima Coah., MX. Eloy loved ranching, working with
horses, roping, working with leather and enjoyed building bird houses.
Eloy is survived by his wife, Francisca Villarreal of Llano,
TX; 5 daughters: Bertha Montoya & husband Macario, Grace Montez & husband Robert, Frances Napolez & husband Ricky
all of Llano, TX, Maria Escobar & husband Jose of Granite Shoals, TX, Consuelo Montelongo & husband Jose of Kingsland,
TX; 4 sons: Reyes Villarreal & wife Irasema, Marcos Villarreal & wife Sylvia of Granite Shoals,
TX, Eloy Villarreal, Jr. & wife Noami of Mason, TX; Hector Villarreal & wife Yesenia of Brenham,
TX; daughter in law: Rosa Villarreal of Spearman, TX; 4 brothers: Fernando Villarreal and Sotero Villarreal of Purisima Coah.
MX; Antonio Villarreal and Alejandro Villarreal of Del Rio, TX; 3 sisters: Blasa Soto, Antonia Ortiz and Francisca Cardenas
all of Purisima Coah. MX; and 34 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren.
Eloy was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio &
Alvina (Cardona) Villarreal; son, Julian Villarreal; sister, Enriqueta Villarreal and brother, Ignacio Villarreal.
Visitation with the family
begins Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at
Waldrope- Hatfield- Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel, 307 E. Sandstone , Llano , TX with Reverend Benito Aguirre
officiating. Burial will follow at the Llano City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Eloy Montelongo, Marcos Villarreal
Jr., Reyes Villarreal Jr., Fernando Villarreal, Eloy Villarreal III, Jose A. Ezcobar, Macario Montoya, Ismael Montoya, Julian
Villarreal and Baldemar Villarreal.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Llano, 1007 Ford Street, Llano, TX 78643.
John Charles Schweda, Jr.
John Charles Schweda, Jr. was born September 24, 1945 to Juanita Philp Schweda
and Dr. John C. Schweda in Gonzales, Texas. He passed away July 19, 2013 at his home on Lake LBJ after
a short battle with lung cancer.
He graduated from Gonzales
High School in 1963 where he served on the student council and was co-captain of the football team. John
joined the United States Air Force where he served four years as an MP and sharpshooter. Following his
military career he graduated from South West Texas State University with an Accounting Degree. He also
was co-owner and operator of Nephews Club in San Marcos for many years.
worked with several accounting firms through the years prior to semi-retirement at the lake where he continued to do tax work.
He got to live out his dreams of full time golfing, hunting, fishing, cooking and gambling with an occasional tax return
prepared. By the way, he is really shooting par golf now.
is survived by his best friend and soul mate Randee Russell; son Shane Schweda (Kelly) of Round Rock; daughter Johnna (Marcus)
Pridgeon; grandsons Jasen & Jaren Walshak of Austin; sister Nonadell (Kenneth) Malatek of College Station; sisters-in-law
Sandi (Billie) Peters of Llano and Cindy (John) Brockwell of Boerne; numerous nieces and nephews and by the love of his life
Bella (Shih Tzu).
John was predeceased by his parents; his stepson Cpl.
Clayton Russell Jester (USMC) and his spoiled rotten babies Zima and Muffy.
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woundedwarriorproject.org or 210-569-0300.
Celebration of Life and Farewell Party will be held in Kingsland, Texas on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 12 noon.
For directions call 830-598-7092.
Rachel Click passed away July 15, 2013. Rachel was born in Granite Falls, North Carolina on September
6, 1945 to Marvin W. Ingle and Violet Shuford Ingle. After meeting Billy Click in Cocoa Beach, Florida they were married June
22, 1968 in Dry Ponds, North Carolina and lived a good and happy life.
She was a graduate
of Brevard College in Brevard, NC and Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. and had taught high school English in Florida,
North Carolina, and Texas. After moving to Nacogdoches, Texas in 1970 she was the Executive Secretary to the President and
Editor of University Publications at Stephen F. Austin State University for many years. Later she started the House of Versailles
Perfumery in Nacogdoches which she ran until moving to Billy’s home town of Llano, Texas in 1999.
Rachel was active
in the Pilot Club of Nacogdoches and started the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority chapter at Stephen F. Austin University. After moving
to Llano she was active in St. James Lutheran Church and the Llano Women’s Culture Club.
Rachel was a
teacher, business woman, homemaker, an excellent cook and loved to read. Those who got to taste one of
her Pecan pies were indeed fortunate. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and took particular delight in spending
as much time as possible with her grandchildren and was known to them as Grandma “Precious”.
She is survived
by her husband of 45 years, Billy Click of Llano, Texas; son, Daniel Click and wife Brittany, grandchildren Cody and Casey
Click of Brownwood, Texas; son David Click and wife Haley and grandchildren Brady and Maggie Click of Seguin, Texas; parents,
Marvin and Violet Ingle of Granite Falls, NC; sister, Marie Winter and husband Walt of Morganton, NC; nephew Scott Ingle and
wife Angie, Grandniece and nephew Taylor and Seth Ingle of Granite Falls, NC; and aunt, Ruth Snyder of Hudson, North Carolina.
in death were daughter, Kerrie Marie Click, and brother, Basil Ingle of Granite Falls, NC.
will be held at 10:00 AM Friday July 19th at St James Lutheran Church with burial to be held in the Llano City Cemetery.
be Scott Ingle, Seth Ingle, Greg Tatum, Paul Tatum, Wesley McFarland, Steve McFarland, Michael McFarland, and Greg McFarland.
be made to St. James Lutheran Church in Llano or the charity of your choice.
Hatch Cummings Smith
A lifelong resident of Llano, Hatch Cummings Smith, 60, passed away on July 14, 2013.
Born in Austin to Mary Pauline “Chu Chu” Waltmon Smith and Damon Philip Smith Jr., Hatch was a well-loved
and proud family man with a bigger-than-life personality.
keeping with his proud heritage of cattlemen, Hatch worked as a boy for his father – cattle ranching or astride a horse.
Summers and after school, Hatch worked for the family business, the Llano Livestock Auction, of which he took the helm.
Graduating in 1971 from Llano High School, and staying true to family tradition, he graduated from
The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in business in 1975. While at The University, he was a member
of the Silver Spurs and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Upon graduation, he married the love of his life Fraser Suttles of
as director and president of both the National Livestock Marketing Association and the Livestock Marketing Association of
Texas, director of Texas & Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, director of Llano Chamber of Commerce and board member
and past president of Llano ISD.
Hatch is survived by his wife, Fraser;
son, Hatch Cummings Smith Jr. and wife Sarabeth Hirshfeld Smith of Dallas; daughter, Katherine Suttles Smith and fiancé
Daniel Francis Tuck of Melbourne, Australia; his mother, Chu Chu Waltmon Smith of Llano; and many, many loving family member
Preceded in death were Hatch’s father, Damon Philip Smith
Jr.; sister Diane Maxson Smith Ligon; brother, Damon Philip Smith III; nephew, Damon Philip Smith IV; and aunt and uncle Margie
Smith Shurtz and Robert Shurtz.
Memorial Service will be held at
2:00 P.M., Friday, July 19, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, 107 W. Luce Street, Llano, TX, followed by the graveside service
at the Llano City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
in memory of Hatch may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 1200 Oatman Street, Llano, TX 78643 or to The
McCombs School of Business, Attention: Development and External Relations, 2110 Speedway, Mail Stop B6006, Austin, TX
78712. The memo line should read: Damon P. Smith III, Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Todd of Kingsland, a spiritual giant, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 13, 2013. She was 92 years old, a fierce
prayer warrior and Sunday School Teacher for fifty plus years who touched countless lives. She was born in Rattan, OK on March
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, G. R. Todd and granddaughter Christi Todd.
She was the last survivor of 16 children.
She is survived by her 5 sons, Merle, Don, Doug, Clarence,
J.E. and their families. She has 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, who will miss their “Mema” and several
nieces and nephews.
How instrumental she was in building faith in all her family and so many others!
will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Kingsland. Public viewing will begin at 1:00 PM with funeral
service beginning at 1:30 P.M; Reverend Bubba Stahl will be officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.
may be made to “Sharing the Harvest,” at First Baptist Church, P.O. 1139, Kingsland, Texas 78639
Bobbie Joe Kinstle
Bobbie Joe Kinstle of Llano passed away Wednesday,
July 10, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Bobbie was born November 9, 1930 to Raymond & Manie (McCauley) Kinstle in Sutton
County, Texas. He married Dorothy (Edwards) Kinstle on July 24, 1950 in San Angelo, TX. Bobbie was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Llano and loved riding his motorcycle.
He is survived by his daughter, Merle Girouard & husband
Calvin of Perkinston, MS; sons, Dudley Kinstle of Lafayette, LA. and Randy Kinstle of Perkinston, MS; brother, C.W. Kinstle
of Valley Spring, TX; grandson, Tyler Kinstle of Perkinston, MS.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy
Kinstle in 2004 and his parents Marvin and Manie Kinstle.
Services were held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Llano City Cemetery, with Reverend Rick Cundieff officiating. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church, P.O. BOX 403, Llano, 78643.
Ronald Sanderson, 41, of Tow, Texas passed away Friday, July 5, 2013.
He was born on September 21, 1971 to Carolynn and Marvin Sanderson in Levelland, Texas.
was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and firefighter. He loved riding his motorcycle and spending
time with his family and friends and was always there to lend a helping hand. Ronald had been a volunteer Firefighter with
the Tow Volunteer Fire Department for the past 10 years. During those 10 years, Ronald held the positions of Captain, Assistant
Chief, and Vice President.
He was a strong loving man. He will be missed and never forgotten.
include his parents, Carolynn and Marvin Sanderson; wife, Tiffany Sanderson; daughters, Cheyenne Sanderson and Cierra Reede;
sons, Chayse Sanderson, Hayden Sanderson and Colt Hodges; sister, Raylene Nowels; brothers, Scott Sanderson and wife Sharon
and John Sanderson and wife Peggy; granddaughter, Renesme Reede; half-brother, Clint Sanderson and wife Darla; grandmother,
Evelynn Jephcott; nieces, Samantha Sanderson and Tabitha Nowels; nephews, Steven Sanderson, Corey Nowels, Blane Sanderson
and Austin Sanderson; mother-in-law, Sue Moore; brother-in-laws, JC Hall and Mason Moore and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins
and countless friends.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.
at the Tow Volunteer Fire Department with Pastor Gary Sutton and Reverend Danny Meegan officiating.
Contributions may be made to the Sanderson Family Accounts, which have been set up at the Llano National Bank in Llano, Texas
and Security State Bank in Kingsland, Texas.
Velma Lea Mazurek
Velma Lea Mazurek of Burnet passed away on July 1,
2013 at the age of 86 years. Velma was born August 31, 1926 to Cecilia (Jureczki) & Dan A. Canellis in San Antonio, Texas.
Velma enjoyed living in the Highland Lakes area for 23 years coming
from San Antonio. She was a member of the Angler Club of San Antonio, Mesquite Trail Riders and the San Antonio Bowling League.
Velma is survived
by her daughter, Sherry Thrash & husband, Phillip Anderson of Burnet; brother, Lloyd George Canellis of San Antonio; two
grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sug Mazurek and son, Ron
Peggy Jo Holcomb
Jo Holcomb of Llano passed away Monday, July 1, 2013 at the age of 71 years. Peggy was born September 24, 1941 in Vicksburg,
Mississippi to Robert F. Hawkins and Marzella Francis (Crane). Peggy moved to Llano with her family when
a senior and was a lifetime resident of Llano. She married Jackie Holcomb on November 3, 1962 in Llano. Peggy was a member
of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Llano Volunteer Fire Department; she worked at Winn’s Dime Store in Llano for
many years and was a member of Pittsburg Avenue Baptist Church.
Peggy is survived by her son, Gordon Ray Holcomb & wife
Ruby of Llano; daughter-in-law, Kay Holcomb of Marble Falls; sisters, Fay Ann Brewer, Rosena Ahrlett & husband Irvin,
and Doris Hall; brother Bobby Hawkins & wife Nancy all of
Llano; three grandchildren, Desirae Lynn Holcomb, Dalton Lee Holcomb and Emma Louise Holcomb, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by her husband Jackie Holcomb in 2007; son, Sammy Holcomb; parents, Robert & Marzella Hawkins and
brother, Johnny Hawkins.
Viewing will begin Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM and visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM with the
family at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at the chapel on Friday, July 5, 2013 at
with Reverend Brett Willis officiating.
Burial will follow at the Holcomb Cemetery, 7493 W. HWY 29, Llano Texas. Pallbearers will be Larry Otto, Sammy Rogers, Donnie
Hopson, Perry Roemer, Keith Morgan and Clifford Anderson. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Bozo Hoskins, Lance Arhlett, Jerry Don Moss, Tracy Mounger,
Johnny Hawkins, Jr. and Clayton Wissner.
Memorial Contributions may be given to American Heart Society, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761
Alice Louise Christian,
of Kingsland, passed away on June 21, 2013 at the age of 81. She was born in Llano County to Manuel and
Dora (Castillo) Najar.
She was a 1952 graduate of Llano High School and married George William Christian of Llano in
1953 and they moved to Kingsland in 1961. Louise worked as a teachers-aide and bus driver for the Llano
Independent School District for 39 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Dora
Najar; three sisters, Gloria Glover, Mollie Simpson, and Frances Maldonado; four brothers, Joe Najar, Lupe Najar, Lewis Najar,
and Mark Najar.
She is survived by her children, Wanda Christian, Joe Bill Christian, William Christian, and Mary Christian,
all of Kingsland; sister Selma Lee Wooten of Cedar Lake, Indiana; brother Larry Najar and his wife Peggy of Llano; four grandchildren,
Jason Christian and wife Lindsey, Destiny Christian, Justin Christian, and Luke Christian; three great grandchildren, Jaden,
Ava, and Caris Christian; former spouse Bill Christian; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Home in Llano on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday,
June 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doug Lindley officiating.
Burial will follow at Llano City Cemetery.
Serving as Pallbearers will be John Simpson, William Simpson,
Sam Simpson, Randal Christian, Justin Christian, and Jason Christian.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the Kingsland Library, 125 Polk St., Kingsland, Texas 78639
Wanda Jean Osbourn, age
82, of Llano, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2013 at her residence. She was born on October 18, 1930 in
Llano County to Luther Miller and Bertha (Beasley) Miller. Wanda married Fred S. Osbourn on June 22, 1947
in Bluffton. She had been a lifetime resident of Llano County, was a member of the Homemakers Extension
Club, and was a member of the Llano Church of Christ. Wanda served many years as District Clerk for Llano
She was preceded in death by her Parents, husband
Fred S. Osbourn , son Don Lee Osbourn and a brother John L. Miller.
Wanda is survived by her son, Kenny Osbourn and his wife
Kathy of Llano, 4 Grandchildren, Chris Osbourn and wife Jill of Tow, Jud Osbourn and wife Lucindia of Austin, Amy Kamradt
and her husband Michael of Llano, and Kaleb Osbourn of Austin. Also survived by 6 Great Grandchildren,
Andrew Decker, Shelby Kamradt, Corban Major, Christian Kamradt, Phoenix Osbourn, and Creedon Osbourn.
Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
at 11:00 AM at the Llano Church of Christ with Bro. David Hankins officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the Llano Church of Christ or the Cherokee Children’s Home in Cherokee.
Lee (Haberer) Henderson
Dorothy Lee (Haberer) Henderson
was born at home in Uhland, Texas on June 27, 1923 to parents William Max Haberer and Louise Marie (Reidel) Haberer. Dot enjoyed
relating that she arrived before the doctor did. She lived a healthy, happy life until June 19, 2013 when she stepped into the shining light of eternity. She
was baptized as an infant in the Uhland Lutheran Church; and after her marriage to James Morris Henderson, she was baptized
in the Valley Spring Primitive Baptist Church.
During World War
II, Dorothy was employed as a payroll clerk at the Camp Gary Air Base in San Marcos. She later accepted a position at the
Internal Revenue Service offices in Austin, Texas, and it was through a co-worker there that she was introduced to Morris.
They were married on July 25, 1947, a union that lasted until January 11, 2012 when Morris
Dot and Morris lived and worked for a brief time
in Buda, Texas until their move to the family ranch in Llano County in 1948. The ranch was their life and their love, raising
cattle, goats, vegetables and fruit trees. Dot was a true ranch wife, taking good care of her home, but also acting as full partner in fence mending, feeding,
planting, harvesting, canning, all the elements necessary to keep the animals and crops in good condition, through hard times
James Morris Henderson Jr. was born on December 24, 1949, and a new door
opened for Dot—a lifelong devotion to the child she so adored. Throughout his early years, she encouraged Jim to think
of college as the logical next step after graduating from high school. It was one of her greatest joys to watch Jim graduate from Southwest
Texas State University in San Marcos in May, 1972. Jim remembers with a smile his mother driving through
a heavy rain storm, determined to pick up his college ring on time.
all her responsibilities, Dorothy somehow managed to hold down every office in the Llano Home Demonstration Club (except Chairman)
for over 50 years. She turned down the Chairman position because it involved too much out of state travel. Her pantry and
storm cellar were always
filled with the latest crop of fruit and vegetables harvested off the ranch, canned and processed to perfection.
She could whip up a delicious meal with only a moment’s notice and often prepared large meals for workers who
would come to the ranch for special work days such as shearing goats and baling hay. She sewed most of her own clothes and many of Jim’s
and Morris’. She woke up singing each morning; as she lay in her hospital bed shortly before her death, a nurse said,
“an aide would be coming in soon to give her a bath”. Jim said, “Mom wouldn’t you like that?” To which she replied, “After
In Proverbs 31, King Lemuel’s mother advises
her son that a wife of noble character “watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” This was the path Dorothy chose. She leaves behind the legacy of a life of humility
and grace, laced with a smile.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Jim, his wife,
Jean; one sister, Lavernia Eilers; four step children; seven step grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a
host of friends.
A service in celebration of her life was held
at the Waldrope Funeral Chapel in Llano, Texas on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM. A reception followed
at the Morris Henderson ranch in Llano.
Jessie Louise (Jackie) Kenner
Louise (Jackie) Kenner of Groesbeck, Texas, passed away on June 20, 2013 at the age of 100 years. She was born December 15,
1912 in Gilland, Texas to Minnie (Jensen) & Ollie M. Olsen. She married Timothy B. Kenner on December 15, 1928 in Vera,
Texas. She was a homemaker; she loved to square dance and was a member of the Organ Club.
is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Kenner in 2000; her parents,
one brother and three sisters.
Jackie will be in state Saturday, June 22, 2013
at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel, 900 Industrial Blvd. in Kingsland, Texas beginning at 9:00am with Graveside
Service at 2:00pm at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet County, with Reverend Elliott Pancoast officiating.
Erma Louise Tolliver
Erma Louise Tolliver, 67,
of Llano, died on Monday, June 17, 2013, in Llano, Texas. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June
29, 2013 at the Evergreen Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton with her nephews, Rev. Kelly Inman,
associate pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Midland, and Rev. Anthony Inman, pastor of
First United Methodist Church in Miami, Texas, officiating.
She was born July
25, 1945 in Carthage, Illinois to Erma (Belknap) and Ralph Inman. She loved her cat (Miss Kitty) and dog (Peanut).
Erma is survived by her mother, Erma Inman; her
daughter, Pam Bigger and husband, William all of Llano; her son, Ronnie Campbell of Austin; a sister, Joyce Clark of Midland;
and two grandchildren, Trey Bigger and wife, Brittany of Arlington and Monica Bigger of Llano.
was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Inman and a sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seekers Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 403, Llano, Texas
78643 or the Llano Food Pantry, P.O. Box 204, Llano, Texas 78643
Matthew Michael Schweiger
Matthew Michael Schweiger passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the age of 60. He was born December
15, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York to Sarah (Hickey) and Matthew Schweiger.
Matthew is survived by his daughter Theresa Gill &
husband Jimmy of Buchanan Dam, TX; sons Matthew Schweiger & wife Suzanne of Round Rock, TX and Robert Schweiger of Horse
Shoe Bay, TX; brothers John Schweiger &wife Amber of
Heights, TX, Michael Schweiger of Bronx, NY, Jerard Schweiger & wife Vickie of N. Carolina; sisters Margaret Devos &
husband John of Long Island, NY and Karen Flower & husband Scott of N. Carolina; girlfriend Jacqueline Gotto,
six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
are planned at this time.
Kimberly Kay Smarr
Kimberly Kay Smarr passed away Sunday, June 16,
2013 at the age of 49. She was born to Janice (Pearl) and Kenneth Smarr June 5, 1964 in Menard, Texas. Kimberly was a school
teacher for Llano Independent School District since 2000. She was President of ATPE and was a graduate
of Texas A.&M. in 1991. Kimberly loved her children and adored her granddaughter Nataley.
is survived by her daughter; Kaitlin Hairston of Austin, sons; Kyle Smarr and wife JayAn of Austin Kasey Hairston of Llano,
and Kaden Smarr of Llano, granddaughter, Nataley Smarr of Austin, parents; Jan and Kenneth Smarr of Crane, Texas, Sister;
Jeanne Turner and husband Ken Patton of Tow, Brothers; Jerry Smarr and wife Marnita of Marble Falls and Kenny Smarr and wife
Terrie of Tow.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. at
the First Baptist Church in Llano on Thursday June 20, 2013. Burial will follow at Llano City Cemetery.
Ricky Don Bush
Ricky Don Bush passed away June 15, 2013 at the age of 52. He was born to Connie (Thomas) and
John Lee Bush August 18, 1960 in Brownfield, Texas. Ricky was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tow,
and had lived there since 1988 from Lolita, Texas. He served on the Tow community center and Volunteer
Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his bike and playing golf.
Ricky is survived by his wife, Kandy Bush; Mother, Connie Bush of Tow, of Tow, daughters;
Lindsey and husband Ivan Graff of Marble Falls, Jacqueline and husband Johnny Calhoun of Burnet, Kimberly and husband Javier
Solis of Lake Jackson, TX., Ricy and husband Trent Stone of Lake Jackson, TX., and a brother Billy Ray Bush of Tow. And five
He was preceded in death by his father and brother.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday,
June 17, 2013 at The First Baptist Church in Tow with Reverend Jerald Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Tow Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Lock, Gary Prince, Bert Myers, Kenny Myers, Jim Graff, and Ronnie Johnson. In
lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Tow.
Mildred Ann Larremore passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
Mildred was born to Erma Lee (Mask) & William B. Hodges on April 14, 1933 in Levelland, Texas. She
married Allen Nelson Larremore on June 2, 1950 in Lampasas, Texas.
Mildred is preceded in death by her husband, Allen Nelson
Larremore and parents, Erma & William Hodges and brother, William B. (Bill) Hodges Jr. She is survived by her daughters,
Lee Ann Kunz & husband Danny of Harper, TX; Kathy Michakzak of Bulverde, TX; Sarah Nyegaard and husband David of Ganado,
TX; sister, Patsy Burnell of Huber Springs, AK; 8 grandchildren and10 great grandchildren.
Mildred will be in state at Waldrope- Hatfield- Hawthorne
Funeral Home Chapel in Llano on Friday, June 14, 2014 and Funeral Services will be held there at 1:00 P.M. with burial at
Valley Spring Cemetery in Valley Spring, Texas. Pallbearers are David Kunz, Kenny Givens, Robby Givens, Kolt Miller Hagen
Reyes and Bill Hodges.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cherokee Children’s Home in Cherokee, Texas.
Sophia Rae Page
Sophia Rae Page, 14, of
Llano, Texas passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013. She was born on July 1, 1998 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
to David John Page and Joan Renee (Becker) Page. Sophia had been a resident of Llano for the past year,
having moved here from Austin. She was a sophomore at Llano High School, attended First Baptist Church
Youth Group, and loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with her Dad.
She is survived by her dad, David Page and his
girlfriend Jeri Tumlinson of Llano, her step-brother John David Tumlinson of Llano, mother Joan Broucek of Comstock Park,
Michigan, sister Brittany Ford of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and brother Tyler Page of Chicago, Illinois.
Memorial services will
be held in Michigan, as well as a Memorial Service on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:00 PM, at the First Baptist Church in Llano
with Rev. Rick Cundieff and Rev. Paul Morrison officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth
Group at the First Baptist Church in Llano, Texas.
Mary Adelaide Moore Hallmark
Adeliade Moore Hallmark’s life was devoted to being a good wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, daughter, sister,
daughter-in-law, aunt, neighbor, friend, member of her church and a citizen in her community and her country; and she accomplished
all of this in a very gracious, loving, tireless, giving manner for 91 years.
Adelaide entered this life on February 6, 1922 in Danvers, Illinios and moved to Llano County as
a small child. She grew up riding her horse to school in the Honey Creek area of Llano County. She married
William David (Bill) Hallmark when she was a young woman and promptly began her family. Adelaide was a fulltime mother to
five sons and two daughters- Alfred, Davis, Clay, Lynda, Roy, Vander and Melissa. She left this life on Monday, June 10, 2013
in the same house in Llano where she raised her family. Her house was always full of children- whether they were hers, niece,
nephews, or her children’s friends. Her doors were always open for anyone in need.
Her passions in life were her yard, flowers, garden, fishing, swimming, sewing, the
University of Texas football games, the Longhorn Band, and listening to the Llano Yellow Jacket Football games on Friday night
on her headphones. She was “green”
it was the fashionable thing to be- she used to send her recycling to Austin with her children the before the word recycling
was even known in Llano.
She was a member of the Llano Church of Christ and also attended services
for many years at the Lone Grove Church of Christ.
family includes husband Bill Hallmark; son Alfred Hallmark; son Davis Hallmark and wife Sandy and their daughters Sheila and
Beth; son Clay Hallmark and his wife Karen and their daughter Alaina and son Brandon (deceased); daughter Lynda Hallmark Gammage
and her late husband Bob and their son Sam; son Roy Hallmark and his wife Cindy and his daughter Shelby; son Vander Hallmark
and his wife Cindy and his daughter Tiffany and son Vander Geoffery; and daughter Melissa Hallmark Munsell and her husband
Charlie and their son Corby and daughter Megan. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sister-in
law, brother-in-laws and cousins.
will be laid to rest at the Bluffton Cemetery in Llano County with a very simple graveside service at her request on Wenesday,
June 12, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.
Adelaide LOVED flowers so her family could not honestly say “in
lieu of flowers make donations to the charity of your choice.” However, we believe she would
have requested donations to the Llano County Libray (where she worked for many years) or the Cherokee Home for Children.
Larry G. Brumley
Larry G. Brumley passed away Friday, June 6, 2013 at the
age of 54. He was born to Glenda (Chastney) and LG Brumley October 22, 1958 in Hobbs, New Mexico. Larry
was of the Nazarene Faith and had lived in Llano for over 20 years. He enjoyed watching television, electronics
Larry is survived by his parents Glenda and LG Brumley, sisters; Karla Helton
and husband Doug of Campwood, Texas and Kathy Stroud of Hobbs, New Mexico, Grandfather, Gene Brooks of Tyler, Aunts, Uncles
and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother Greg Brumley in 2011.
Memorial services will be held 3:00 P.M. Monday, June 10,
2013 at Pittsburg Avenue Baptist Church with Reverend Danny Meegan officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to Pittsburg Avenue Baptist Church or Llano Library.
Ruth Busby Gage, 101, of Llano, TX passed away on June 1, 2013. She was born September 4, 1911 in Cedar
Hill Texas to Stephen and Maud Busby. Ruth, eldest of eight children, moved with her family to San Saba
County in 1929. Ruth married Clayton Gage in San Saba, May 14, 1934. They had 2 children,
Bobby Clayton, and Mary Ann, and lived in San Saba until 1952, when they moved to Llano to operate the System Grocery &
Ruth was primarily a talented
homemaker, although she did the occasional ‘odd job’, from selling Avon products to helping out in the grocery.
She loved her family and was fiercely loyal to them. She was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law,
and grandmother, and loved spending time with her grandchildren, Scott and Christy. She sewed for them,
read to them, sang with them, took them fishing, and attended every event possible in which they participated.
Gage was truly “the icing on the cake”, and she showed his pictures at the drop of a hat! Her
“Nanny rolls” were legendary, and a huge favorite of Luke, her grandson-in-law. Ruth loved
music, and encouraged all her family to be as musical as possible! She was a “reader”,
and saved articles of interest for her family… especially if it had something to do with staying safe.
She enjoyed flowers and surrounded her home with plants of all kinds.
Her parents, siblings, and inlaws were precious
to her, as well, and she maintained contact with them as long as she was able to do so. She was active
in her church, serving as Director of the Primary Sunday School Department in several Baptist churches, and teaching Vacation
Bible School when it was TWO weeks long! She and Clayton opened their home to visiting preachers and missionaries,
and she baked untold amounts of food for church dinners and occasions.
Ruth and Clayton moved to the Lewallen House,
where the received dedicated individualized care in Brady, Texas in 2008. They were able to enjoy 76 years
of marriage before Clayton’s death in November, 2010.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann (Gage)
McCarver of Brady, TX; son-in-law, David McCarver of Brady, TX; daughter-in-law, Diane Gasgow Gage of Brisbane, Australia;
grandson, Scott D. McCarver of Austin, TX; granddaughter, Christy A. McCallum of Justin, TX; grandson-in-law, Luke McCallum
of Justin, TX; great grandson Gage R. McCallum of Justin, TX; brother, Frank Busby of Brownwood, TX; sister, Marcheta Baker
of Temple, TX; brother-in-law, Jim Gage of San Saba, TX.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Stephen
and Paud Busby; husband, Clayton; son, Bobby Clayton; sisters, Georgia Lou, Gladys, Kathlyn, Juanita, Betty and many close
family members and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral
Home in Llano. Reverend Rick Cundieff will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral
at the Llano City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the First Baptist Church
in Llano, TX or charity of your choice.
Evelyn Seay Cloud
Evelyn Seay Cloud passed away on May 24, 2013 in Llano, Texas. She was born on July 10, 1923 in Marlin, Texas to Clyde
Spicer and Eva Wallace Spicer.
Mrs. Cloud was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Talma Seay and
2nd husband, Earl Cloud; son, Floyd Seay; sisters, Jeannie Wahl and Geneva Gill.
She is survived by her daughter, Doris Howard & husband, Charles;
son, Dan Seay; sisters, Dorothy Van Nostrand and Faye McDonald; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces & nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May
30, 2013 at 11:45AM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Research Fund.
Hilda Lee Whitson, 89, of Kingsland, Texas went to her heavenly home on Thursday,
May 23, 2013.
of her life will be held at 2 pm Monday, May 27, 2013 at Highland Lakes Church of Christ, Kingsland. Officiating will be
Pastor Joe Winnett.
will follow at the Fall Creek Cemetery near Spicewood, Texas.
Visitation will be at the Waldrop-Hatfield-Hawthorne funeral home in
Kingsland on Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandson: Travis Duncan, Chris Jistel, Chad Jistel, Jared
Whitson, Steven Whitson, Stewart Whitson and Baylor Jordan.
Hilda was born in Spicewood, Texas to Ivy and Leola Kinser Hollingsworth
from Cameron High School. Hilda and Billy Tom Whitson were married August 30, 1941. The two were married 49 years.
From their marriage came 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Early in their marriage Billy served in the Philippines in World War
II for 3 years. Then the couple lived in Spicewood, TX, and the Belton, TX area until 1962. They spent the remainder of their
years in Kingsland until he preceded her in death in 1991. Hilda lived the remainder of her years independently in her home
Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother and sister Reba Dever.
Her siblings, Jimmy Hollingsworth of Bennington, OK. Gladys Dilworth and Dorothy Glenn of Kingsland
Her children: daughter Patricia and husband Martin Jistel of Buda, daughter
Gloria and husband Tommy Duncan of Kingsland, son Billy and wife Linda of San Angelo, daughter Deb and husband Randy Scott
of Llano, and son Mark Whitson of Kingsland.
Her eleven grandchildren: Travis and wife Lori Duncan of Hutto, Kim and husband Donovan Payten of
Hutto, Angie and husband Dale Bauman of Valley Springs, Dawnya and husband Clay Perry of Llano, Chris and wife Deborah Jistel
of Austin, Chad and wife Melissa Jistel of Austin, Jaime Whitson of San Angelo, Jared and wife Ellen Whitson of Austin, Stephania
Walker of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Steven and wife Erin Whitson of Tampa, Florida, and Stuart and wife Melissa Whitson of
Her eighteen great-grandchildren: Brandon and Daylon Collins, Kaleb Payten, Hannah Duncan, Lena and Layla Whitson,
William, Kate, and Thomas Whitson, Ashton Bollier and Dalton Bauman, Baylor Jordan, Caylyn and Kollman Perry, Tate Jistel,
Thomas and Kaitlyn Jistel, Hollin Whitson.
She also leaves behind her loving and caring sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews,
and faithful friends at the Highland Lakes Church of Christ, where she attended for the last 50 years.
Billy and Hilda raised their children in the country until they moved
to Kingsland. Their children have vivid memories of their family growing their own food and raising farm animals. Hilda was
an excellent seamstress and made most of her family's clothes. But her specialty has been her homemade pecan, chocolate,
coconut and apple pies and her peach cobblers. She regularly practiced her gift of hospitality. She was resourceful and a
good steward of all that God gave her. She enjoyed playing sports and played on a fast pitch baseball team, was in a couple's
bowling league, played volleyball with her kids and grandkids and water skied into her late 50's. She
rarely turned down a domino game at home or at the Senior Center. Our Mee Maw spent countless hours at her kitchen bar playing
marble games with the grandkids and great-grand kids. She made everyone feel as if they were her favorite person.
Hilda loved her church family and invested her time there. She taught Sunday School, taught Vacation Bible School
and volunteered at the local nursing home. Even into her 89th year she was able to drive her car, and remain
active socially. Throughout her life there have been joys, but also hardships that would have sunk some folks. Those who
knew her best knew her strength and joy came from her strong Christian faith, not her circumstances. She touched each of
our lives for the better. She will be greatly missed.
The family requests memorials to be made to the Highland Lakes Church of Christ or to a charity of
Gloria Jean (Butler) Varnadoe
Gloria Jean (Butler) Varnadoe passed away Friday, May 24, 2013 at the age of 66.
She was born December 12, 1946 to Lois (Fairbanks) and Horace Butler in Huntsville, Texas. She married
Victor November 18, 1977 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Gloria worked as an Register Nurse for many years.
She will be remembered for her kindness to all people and animals in need. She will be missed by all.
is survived her husband of 35 years Victor “Vic” Varnadoe; sister Carol Coldewey and husband Lester of Kingsland;
Nephew James Herbert and wife Christine and their sons Joshua and Nathaniel of Austin.
was preceded in death by her parents and brother Walter Butler.
There will be private
services held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to:
Yoder Animal Shelter
P. O. Box 1041
Marble Falls, TX 78654
Thomas Franklin Key, lifetime resident of Llano County, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013
at the age of 77. He was born to Josie Debra (Allen) and James Hilton Key on June 6, 1935 in San Saba County at his home
on the Barnes Ranch. He was a member of the Llano First Baptist Church and he loved listening to Gospel and old country music.
Thomas is survived by three sisters, Ada Ruth Mallett of Burnett, TX, Joan Oestreich of Llano, TX,
Joyce Staats of Llano, TX and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Imogene Cook.
Pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class. Lee Duncan will serve as Honorary
Visitation will be held at the Funeral
home until 6:00 PM on Friday.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the First Baptist church in Llano
with Rev. Rick Cundieff, officiating. Burial will follow at the Tow Cemetery.
Lloyd Junior Hewgley
Lloyd Junior Hewgley
of Llano, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the age of 68. He was born to Elsie Ruth (Hubbard)
and Lloyd Rupert Hewgley on December 15, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas. Lloyd graduated from May High School.
He is the grandson of the late Irene (Emfinger) and R.E Hewgley. He enjoyed farming on his grandfather’s place
in May, Texas.
Lloyd is survived by his sister Betty Little and husband John of Llano, Texas;
Nephews, Charles Little and wife Alex of Llano, Texas, Robert Little and wife Leila of Houston, Texas; Great-niece, Sarah
Little and great-nephew Jonathan Little both of Llano, Texas.
He was preceded in death
by his parents Elsie Ruth (Hubbard) and Lloyd Rupert Hewgley.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Lloyd’s life will be held
at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the Holder Community of Brown County, Texas, Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:30a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Llano, Texas for the Brothers
James Robert " Jimmy "
James Robert “Jimmy” Epperson, 64, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 surrounded by close
family. Jimmy was born April 14, 1949 in San Saba, TX to James and Betty Epperson. He
was a lifelong resident of Valley Spring, TX.
Jimmy will be remembered for his refreshingly honest, genuine and joyful spirit.
His eternal innocence was a gift and reminded us all of the importance to live simply, love fully and smile always.
He took great delight in western movies and country music. In his younger days, Jimmy was quite
the horseman and took great pride in helping his parents with chores around their ranch and home. He joyously
watched his sister, nieces and cousins show livestock throughout the years and enthusiastically supported Llano County 4-H,
school sports and band events. God blessed us greatly with Jimmy’s unique happiness and his unconditional
love for others will never be forgotten.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bess Gray Sifford
and Harry Lee Sifford; paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Jim E. Epperson, along with several aunts,
uncles and cousins. Jimmy is survived by his parents Betty and James Epperson; sister, Gayle Jordan; nieces,
Jima (Clint) Montfort of Corsicana, TX and Julie (Kris) Havalka of Corpus Christi, TX; numerous cousins and five great nieces
A visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Chapel.
A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held at the Valley Spring Cemetery in Valley Spring, TX,
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00AM. with Vicki Troy, officiating. Honorary pallbearers; Scott Sifford, Troy
Sifford, Kris Havelka, Clint Montfort, Walter Milliorn and Richard Rabb. Donations in his memory can be
made to Cherokee Home for Children and Hill Country Livestock Raisers Association Scholarship Fund.
family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. David Hoerster, Kaye Hague, Kathy Holland and the staff at Llano Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center for the compassionate care shown to Jimmy during his last few months.
Lela Mae Gatliff
Lela Mae Gatliff, lifetime
resident of San Saba, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the age of 89. She was born to Susie (Crawford)
and Edgar Reagor on January 15, 1924 in Belton, Texas. Lela Mae married Earl Doyle Gatliff on August 20,
1942 in San Saba, Texas. She was a homemaker. Lela Mae taught a private Kindergarten
in San Saba for many years. She unselfishly devoted her time and talents for more than 45 years to community
service organizations and beautification projects for the city of San Saba. She recently received the San
Saba “Heritage Award”. She was also recognized as “Woman of the Year” and the City
of San Saba proclaimed “Lela Mae Gatliff Week” in the late nineties.
Lela Mae is survived
by her daughter, Jana Osbourn and husband, Gary of Llano, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Doyle Gatliff, her parents, Susie (Crawford) and Edgar Reagor, two brothers and
Visitation will be held on Friday at 3:00 PM at the San Saba Cemetery in San Saba.
celebration of Lela Mae’s life will be held at the San Saba City Cemetery of San Saba, Texas, Friday, May 17, 2013 at
4:00p.m. with Edward Ragsdale, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
City of San Saba Parks Department Christmas Lighting Fund or favorite charity of choice.
Sammye Gray of Cherokee Texas passed away Saturday, May
11, 2013 at the age of 81. She was born to Mary (Brantley) and Sam Williams August 21, 1931 in Brady Texas.
She enjoyed reading, hunting arrowheads and visiting with friends.
Sammye is survived by her daughter Rebekah McCarty and
husband Bart of Cherokee; Sons Martin and wife Shirley of Cherokee and Mark of Gonzales, Louisiana; daughter-in-law Shannon
Gray of Alpine; Five grandchildren, Laura, Rachel, Joshua, Heather, and Symantha; Four Great Grand Children, Josh, Allison,
Brianna and Aurora; two first cousins Helen Schafer of San Angelo and Dot Long of Kerrville.
She was preceded in death by her son Lester (Scotty)
Gray and her parents.
A celebration of Sammye’s life will
be held at the First Baptist Church of Cherokee Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Rye Taylor officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital, First Baptist Church of Cherokee or
Scott and White Hospice.
Jerry T. Partin passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the age of 71. He was born
September 26, 1941 to Irene Ellis in San Antonio, Texas. Jerry married Patsy Latham May 6, 1962 in Llano,
Texas. He worked as a Truck Driver for many years and he loved to fish and hunt.
Jerry is survived by his four sons; Thomas and wife Maureen of Rushville, Illinois, Kenneth and wife
Penny of Richland, Billie and wife Kathy of Llano, Pastor Marvin and wife Melanie of Purdon, and Douglas of Kingsland, Seven
Grand Children, one sister Betty Mabry of Houston, two brothers Bobby Nichols of Houston and Leroy Nichols of San Antonio
as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy in 2009, his Mother and two sisters.
Graveside Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 13, 2013 at Llano City Cemetery with Pastors
Marvin Partin and Dale Strawn officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Murphy, Patrick Murphy,
Desmond Hagans, Thomas Partin Jr., Ronnie Wisdom and Tyler Wisdom.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ Yoder Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 1041 Marble Falls Texas 78654
Clive (Butch) Stovall, Jr.
(Butch) Stovall, Jr., 65, a lifetime resident of Llano, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
He was born
December 19, 1947 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Alberta (Polk) Stovall and Clive Omer Stovall, Sr. He married Carol Smarr Justis
on September 16, 2000 in Sedona, Arizona. Butch was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local
Number 953 and he loved to work in the yard.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Stovall of Llano, Texas; son, Tommy Ray and partner Mark Sterling
of Sedona, Arizona; daughter, Nicki Justis Ince of Llano, Texas; brother, Larry Stovall of Llano, Texas and one grandchild,
Trevor Sterling Stovall. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 10, 2013
from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Saturday,
May 11, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Llano City Cemetery. There will be a celebration of life at the American
Legion following the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Linda Ann Abshier
Linda Ann Roberts Abshier,
62, of Bluffton, Texas, passed away on May 6, 2013 due to complications of pancreatic cancer.
service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano. Brother
Gerald Moore will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Waldrope Chapel.
Burial will follow the funeral at Bluffton Cemetery. The family invites you for a barbeque dinner at Hill Country Hall
in Buchanan Dam immediately after the burial.
was born in Lampasas, Texas on June 11, 1950. She graduated from Lampasas High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s
Degree in Education from Tarleton State University in 1976.
Linda was married to Ronald D. Abshier on
April 25, 1992; they were married 21 years.
worked as an elementary school teacher in the San Antonio area and Lometa for 30 years. She loved meeting new people
and socializing with friends. After retiring from teaching, it wasn’t long before she was back at work at the
Bluffton Post Office. When she wasn’t chatting with neighbors at work or making new friends in town, Linda could
often be found at the Bluffton store scratching away at lottery tickets. Linda enjoyed keeping in touch with other teachers
as a member of the Lampasas County Retired Teachers’ Association. Her big heart, independent spirit and
bright smile will be missed by all who knew her.
Linda is survived by her husband, Ron; her two step-daughters, Kim Diefenthaler and her husband
Tim, and Tracy Berg and her husband David; her three step-grandchildren, Kylie, Dylan and Evan; her mother Elizabeth Roberts;
her brother Harvey Roberts and his wife Susan; her nieces and nephews; and the rest of her family and friends.
Linda is preceded in death by her father, Richard T. Roberts.
In lieu of
flowers memorial donations may be given to: Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp, PO Box 217 Buchanan Dam, TX 78609 or
Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter, PO Box 1041 Marble Falls, TX 78654.
Dianne Mahan, 68, of Kingsland,
Texas passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was born on July 14, 1944 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Geneva (McDowell)
Harris and Leslie Harris. Dianne was married to Milton (Jimmy) Mahan II on September 4, 2001 in Tomball, Texas. She enjoyed
playing bingo and cards and loved her five dogs.
Survivors include her husband, Milton (Jimmy) Mahan II of Kingsland, Texas; daughters, Brenda Reichert
and husband Chris of Conroe, Texas and Charmagne Acevedo of Porter, Texas; son, Teddy Doyle Whitaker of Tomball, Texas; sisters,
Judy Bruetting of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Polly Arnold, Donna Havis, Virginia Butler and Bonnie Palmer all of Georgia; brothers,
Carl Plitt and Alvin Plitt of Denham Springs, Louisiana; 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie (Tamper) Harris, mother, Geneva McDowell Plitt
and son-in-law, Hector Acevedo.
services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel with Mr.
Chris Reichert and Reverend Richard Vandeventer officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Reichert, Christopher Reichert, Cody Reichert, Aaron
Acevedo, James Wilson and Mark Chapman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ Yoder Animal Shelter, P.
O. Box 1041 Marble Falls, Texas 78654.
Leta M. Dinwiddie
Leta M. Dinwiddie,
92 of Llano, Texas passed away Friday, April 19, 2013. She was born on July 17, 1920 in Click, Texas to Sarah Marilla (Coursey)
Moore and Edgar Moore. Leta had been a resident of Llano since 1992, coming from California. She was a member of the Lutie
Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church and the Quilting Club in Llano.
Survivors include her sisters, Mozelle Boultinghouse
of Cherokee, Texas, Ruth Auth of San Antonio, Texas and Rebecca Birdwell and husband Arthur of Clifton, Texas; grandsons,
Kenneth and Keith Dinwiddie of Glendora, California and granddaughter, Tina Stiles; great granddaughter, Amaris Denson; daughter-in-law,
Marti Dinwiddie of Glendora, California and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son,
Charles Edgar Dinwiddie, sisters, Eula Grimes and Neta Reed and brothers, Thomas Moore and Edgar Lee Moore.
will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home.
services will be held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Honey Creek Cemetery with Reverend Dick West officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 397 Llano, Texas 78643 or to the Llano County Library, 102 E. Haynie Street Llano, Texas 78643.
Doris Mae Lindow
Doris Mae Lindow, 84
of Horseshoe Bay, Texas passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013. She was born on July 19, 1928 in Waxahachie, Texas to Dora (Cameron)
Bullard and Robert Nathan Bullard. Doris married Ken T. Lindow on January 20, 1998 in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Doris was a beautician
for 45 years; she enjoyed arts and crafts and was very active in the Marble Falls First Baptist Church where she was very
loved by her church family.
Survivors include her husband, Ken T. Lindow of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; daughters, Kathy Bastion
of New York and Debra Palmgren and husband Carl of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sons, D.G. Ellis and wife Nancy of Houston, Texas, Edward
Ellis of Columbus, Texas, J.D. Ellis and wife Angie of Cabot, Arkansas and John Ellis and wife Saundra of Kerrville, Texas;
step-daughter, Kathie Flournoy and husband Charles of Houston, Texas and several grandchildren and great grandchildren and
2 step grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Marble Falls First Baptist Church
at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Weldon French officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marble Falls First
Baptist Church, 501 12th Street Marble Falls, Texas 78654.
Robert Bruce Dines
Robert Bruce Dines was
born June 22, 1921 in Lockney, Texas to James William and Ollie Dines. He passed away April 11, 2013 at
his home in Kingsland after a short illness.
married Wyndelle McPherson in 1946. They had two daughters, Sandra Kay and Debra Dee.
Bruce married Mary Jean Johnson in 1955. They had a son Robert Bruce, Jr. (Bobby) and Teresa Jean.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by his brother J.W. Dines and his Sister in law Margaret; by
his two children, Bobby in 1979, and Teresa in 2000; and by his eldest grandson, Eric Harvey in 2010.
He is survived by his
wife Mary Jean of Kingsland; his daughters, Sandra Kay Harvey of Lewisville and Debra Dee Dale of Fort Worth; his seven grandchildren,
sKristian Ryan Harvey of Dallas, Ashley Harvey Watt of Flower Mound, Dr. Monica Ann Dale Pascual of Washington, D.C., Shane
Dale of Fort Worth, Andrea Dines Potter of Llano, Justin Rob Burch of Dale, Suzanne Burch Whitewood of Lipan, and 13 great
grandchildren, He is also survived by his niece Jackie Sue Graham of Lubbock and nephew Jimmy Dines of Duncan, Oklahoma.
Bruce served in the Third Marine Division in WWII in the 1940’s. He saw action on Bougainville,
Guam, and Guadalcanal, and was present on Iwo Jima during the famous flag raising.
Bruce and Jean began their life together on April 12, 1955.
After an extended honeymoon ”on the road” they settled in Amarillo, Texas where they owned the Dines Hardware
and Hobby Shop. After their two children were born they moved to Plainview, Texas to run the family farm
in nearby Kress.
In 1964 Bruce moved his family to Kingsland and
opened the Western Auto Store. At that time he also became involved in the Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department
and served there for 20 years. He and Jean worked side by side together at Western Auto until they sold
it and opened a second business in 1971, the Packsaddle Western Store. They continued to work side by side
at Packsaddle until they retired in 1982.
During their retirement years Bruce and Jean
traveled together in their RV all over the United States and Canada. Active Members of the Westex
Chapter of the Family Motor coach Association, they made many good friends from all over the U.S.
They traveled for thirty-five years. Most recently for the last twelve years the joined with fellow
travelers every summer in Mayhill, New Mexico.
Bruce and Jean were faithful to gather their
family for Holiday celebrations which built precious memories for their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren,
Had Bruce lived five additional hours he and Jean would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Funeral Services will be held 1:30p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at Waldrope~Hatfield~Hawthorne Funeral
Home Chapel in Kingsland with Rev. Jack Whyburn and Rev. Don Harms officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeland Hill Memorial
Serving as Pallbearers will be Shane Dale, Kristian Harvey, Justin Burch,
Justin Whitewood, Joe Potter, and James Lebow.
Bertha Merle Nullmeyer
Bertha Merle Nullmeyer,
72 of Llano, Texas passed away in Temple, Texas on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She was born in San Angelo, Texas on January 12,
1941 to Vera Merle (Mannan) Skains and Leonard Dayton Skains. Bertha had been a resident of Llano for the past 50 years and
Survivors include her sons, Danny Lee Graham of Kingsland, Texas, Keith Cowan of Burnet, Texas
and Kenith Cowan and wife Lataine of Llano, Texas and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 husbands.
No services are planned.
Lillie Louise Burke
Lillie Louise Burke, 91 of Llano, Texas
passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She was born January 21, 1922 to Grace (Oliver) Lewis and Milton Porch in Llano, Texas.
Her mother married Robert Lewis when Lillie was a small child, she was raised by Robert and Grace and called Robert her daddy.
Lillie was the former owner of the Hill Country Healthcare Nursing Home and had been a lifetime resident of Llano.
include her son, Glen Williams and wife Lisa of Kingsland, Texas and 2 grandchildren, Jill Williams of Rising Star, Texas
and Olivia Williams of Kingsland, Texas.
There are no services planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to the charity of your choice.
Allison Gail Swenson
Allison Gail Swenson
went to be with the Angels in Heaven on Saturday, March 23, 2013. She was born March 23, 2013 to Bryan and Michele Swenson
in San Antonio, Texas. Her short precious time was spent with the overwhelming love of her proud parents, grandparents
and many family members.
Our precious Angel, Ally, touched the lives of many. Although we did not experience the
joy of hearing her sweet voice, we felt the soft touch of her soul and grace she brought to this world. It gives
us comfort knowing she is painting the Skies of Heaven with her beautiful Grandma Polly.
include her parents, Bryan and Michele Swenson of San Antonio, Texas; maternal grandparent, George F. Gold, Jr. of Mullins
Prairie, Texas and paternal grandparents, Robert and Linda Swenson of Bluffton, Texas. She was preceded in death by her maternal
grandmother, Paula (Polly) Gail Gold.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 11:00 A.M.
until 1:00 P.M. at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano, Texas.
Graveside services will
be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bluffton Cemetery with Reverend Jerry Lyle officiating.
In lieu of
flowers, Michele and Bryan ask that donations be made to:
"Threads of Love San Antonio" - Which
is a non-profit, non-denominational ministry dedicated to the production and distribution of clothing & care items to
the premature babies - living and deceased - serviced by the San Antonio hospitals and care centers. Donations may be
made via their website or mailing a gift to: Threads of Love San Antonio; 5926 Valparaiso Way; San Antonio 78249.
"Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" - Which is a non-profit organization of professional photographers
providing a free gift of remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of their baby. These professionals donate
their time, costs and expertise to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to parents facing the untimely death of their infant.
Donations may be made thru their website or by mail to: NILMDTS; 2305 E. Arapahoe Rd.; Centennial, CO 80122.
Johnnie C. Renfro
Johnnie C. Renfro, 89 of
Kingsland, Texas passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. He was born in Belton, Texas on September 23,
1923. Johnnie was a Veteran of the United States Army. He married Roberta Behrens in Coppers Cove, Texas on December 3, 1949.
She preceded him in death on June 24, 2012. He was also preceded in death by his parents and 7 brothers. Johnnie enjoyed bowling,
raising honey bees, gardening, fishing, reading and helping others.
Survivors include his son, Rick Renfro of Kingsland, Texas; sister, Oma Renfro of Dallas, Texas and 1 grandson, Bailey
Audino of Austin, Texas.
Graveside services will be held Friday March 22, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Lakeland Hills Memorial Park with Reverend
Richard Vandventer officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Highland Lakes Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp
Buckner’s, 3835 FM 2342, Burnet, Texas 78611.
Erma Mae Fickey
Mae Fickey, 86 of Kingsland, Texas passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013. She was born September 14, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri
to Maude (Siegenthaler) Edwards and Thomas T. Edwards. Erma had been a resident of Kingsland since 1975 and was a member
of the Kingsland Community Church. She enjoyed playing games with her friends at Lakewood Forest 3 and loved taking charge
at social activities and was a great southern cook.
Survivors include her 2 granddaughters, Julie
Bryant and husband Dan of Ruidoso, New Mexico and Jamie Woods and husband Steven of San Diego, California; 5 great grandchildren
and 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Bob Turpin in 1992, 2nd husband, Lawrence Fickey
in 2012, 1 daughter, Carolyn Sue Bilbry in 2008 and 1 sister.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March
19, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend John Woody officiating, burial
to follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.
Willie Mae Oestreich
Willie Mae Oestreich
was born July 6, 1914 to Max and Annie Bode. They lived on Max’s home place near Pontotoc. They were stock farmers and
all the kids had to help with the work.
When she started school she had to walk to Pontotoc. At the age of 12 the family moved to Fredericksburg
and she graduated from high school there. While her dad, Max was working on a ranch near Oxford, he died in a roping accident
and the family moved to Llano.
At that time Willie Mae went to work as the telephone operator in Castell. While living there
with her aunt Mollie, she walked to the Castell Methodist Church. At Church she met Leonard Oestreich and eloped with him
January 8, 1938.
They made their home at Leonard’s birth place on the river. Her days were filled with ranch
wife activities, the Castell Church, school activities of her daughter Linda and the families of relatives and friends living
Willie Mae was always ready to serve tea and cookies in the cow pen while the guys were working
or on the front porch while visiting with friends and family. That was still true until a few months ago. On one occasion
when she couldn’t make it to Church, Cliff brought the Church to her front yard. It turned into a great meeting when
folks who were having a reunion at the river and some hunting guides who were in for a work weekend joined in. As always everybody
was welcomed at “Aunt Mae’s” and most likely was offered a Little Debbie snack cake of some sort.
is survived by Linda, Scott and Jesse Black, Stacy, Mike, Kimberly, Nickolas and Brittany Bell, sisters, Alice Houston and
Alibeth Dietz and numerous cherished nieces and nephews and their families. She also leaves behind the special friends and
family who helped her be independent: Stanley and Emmie Jo Miller, Jo Ann Costan, Jim and Charm Bode and Kenneth and Pat Brandenberger.
her to join them are husband Leonard, her mom and dad, Annie and Max, sisters, Pauline Blount and Ralph, Nila Walker and Weldon,
Vernell Weed and Levi, and brother Clay Bode and Lois, T G Houston and Charles Dietz, Hugo and Viola Oestreich and Dale Oestreich.
will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Trinity Methodist Church in Castell.
will be held, Monday, March 18, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Trinity Methodist Church in Castell with Pastors Suzanne Brantley
and Cliff Krcha officiating, burial to follow at the Llano City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Scott Black, Jim
Bode, Kenneth Brandenberger, Donald Brandenberger, Ray Dietzman, and Stanley Miller.
Amy Hallmark Bush
Amy Hallmark Bush,
96, a lifetime resident of Llano, Texas passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013. She was born August 9, 1916 at Summit Switch
in Burnet County, Texas to Cena Ora (Davis) Hallmark and Pierson Hallmark. Amy married Clyde C. Bush on May 8, 1937 in Burnet,
Texas. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Clydell
Bush in 1943, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Amy was a member of the Valley Spring Home Demonstration Club and was an active
member of the Llano Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daughters, Janell Cowan and husband Calvin of Kingsland, Texas and Linda
Swenson and husband Robert of Bluffton, Texas; son, Tom Bush and wife Louise of Duncanville, Texas; brother, Bill Hallmark
and wife Adeliade of Llano, Texas; sister, Blanch Mihills and husband Leroy of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother-in-laws, J.D. Wardlow
of Rockdale, Texas and O.C. Cooper of Ft. Worth, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Waldrope
Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne
Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Don Walker officiating, burial to follow at the Llano City Cemetery.
will include her grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cherokee Children’s Home,
P.O. Box 295 Cherokee, Texas 76832, Bluffton Cemetery, P.O. Box 111 Bluffton, Texas 78607 or to the Hill Country Livestock
Raisers Association, 959 County Road 111, Llano, Texas 78643.
Vaughn D. Sanders
Vaughn D. Sanders passed away
peacefully in Llano, Texas, on March 2, 2013 at the age of 85 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born February 14,
1928 in Milam County, Texas, to B. N. Sanders and Velma Emil Bownds Sanders. He was preceded in death by his parents and his
brother, Ed Sanders. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Pat Sanders, daughter Jeanie Larremore and husband Gary, son Mike
Sanders and wife Janet, sisters Clara Juricek, Mary Barnett and husband Prentice, sister-in-law Camilla Sanders; Brother and
Sister-in-law Don and Nancy Godwin, Brother-in-law Jack Churchill and wife Louraine, grandchildren Will Larremore and wife
Justine, Bart Larremore, Lesa Scott and husband Warren, Natalie Sanders, Geoffrey Sanders, Audrey Wohlrab and husband Jay;
four great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vaughn graduated from Taylor High School and married Patricia Fay Godwin on September 2, 1949 in Austin,
Texas. They became proud parents of two children, Jeanie and Mike. Vaughn spent most of his life in the floor and window covering
business, but his greatest work and love was raising and enjoying his family. He also enjoyed ranching with all classes of
livestock and raising horses. He was an avid hunter and also liked to fish.
Vaughn was a member of the Cherokee Baptist Church, and also served willingly in the communities where he
lived on the school board, chamber of commerce, and other organizations. He was very active in the Masonic Lodge and had been
a Master Mason for 38 years, serving as Master of the Lodge in both San Gabriel Lodge No. 89, and in Llano Lodge No.
242, where he also served as District Deputy Grand Master of that district.
Vaughn (or Big Daddy to the grandchildren) will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but he leaves
us with a wonderful legacy and many good memories.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Georgetown,
Texas with Craig Churchill officiating.
Pallbearers will be Mike Sanders, Gary Larremore, Will Larremore, Bart Larremore, Geoffrey Sanders, and Shawn
Sanders. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Jenkins, Rowe Caldwell, Bill Edmiston, and Sam Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Llano County 4-H Scholarship Fund,
Cherokee Baptist Church, or the Llano County Library.
Gail Hopson Smith,
a lifetime resident of Llano, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 after a 15 year battle with carcinoid cancer.
Gail was born
on February 25, 1945 to Cecil and Dorothy Hopson. She was captain of the school basketball team, head cheerleader, voted Ms.
LHS and graduated from Llano High School. She was later inducted in to the LHS Sports Hall of Fame fo