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 James Benjamin Lynn, Jr.

James Benjamin Lynn, Jr passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the age of 84. He was born on December 31, 1929 in Wichita, Kansas to James Benjamin and Arlene (Bridgman) Lynn.

He was a resident of Llano for 12 years coming from Plant City, Florida. James was a member of the Llano Masonic Lodge and Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents James Benjamin and Arlene Lynn.

Survivors include son Steve Lynn of Memphis, Tennessee, grandchildren Katy and Sean. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Patrick, Mackenzie and Elizabeth.

No services are planned.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Sarah Oatman Franklin

Sarah Oatman Franklin, a lifelong resident of Llano and an Oatman legacy dedicated to preserving the history of the City of Llano passed away peacefully on July 10, 2014.  She was born September 27, 1937 in Llano, Texas to Wilburn and Frances (Hicks) Oatman.

 

Sarah was a dedicated mom attending almost every function in which her two boys were involved.  While serving as class mom for years, attending booster club meetings, and spending many summers driving to distant swim meets at the crack of dawn, Sarah still had the energy and desire to support the city of Llano, serve positions at the Episcopal Church, and volunteer her time to many other organizations in the place she has always called home. 

 

Her most recent successes came as Llano’s first Main Street Program Director.  As Director she was involved with initiating the lighting of the courthouse, the Walkway of Lights at Badu Park, the  4th of July fireworks, numerous events at the Lantex Theater, the Community Wide Garage Sale, and several other annual festivals.   She helped found and worked closely with Llano Merchants Association.

 

Her knowledge and passion of Llano’s history was invaluable while co-authoring two books:  “Cobwebs and Cornerstones” and “Continuing the Journey”.  Funds from the sale of “Cobwebs and Cornerstones” helped the Junior Women’s Culture Club build the courthouse gazebo, and the books presence can be seen in libraries across Texas – including the Library of Congress.  She was also involved with her dad, Wilburn Oatman, in reprinting and updating her grandfather’s book:  “Llano County, Gem of the Hill Country”. 

 

 She volunteered her time serving on the Llano City Council, as a Daughter of the King with the Episcopal Church, the Llano Rail Association, and participated in surrounding community fund raising style shows.  Sarah was also a member of the Llano Historical Society, chairperson for the Historical Commission, and worked hard to preserve the history of the Llano County Jail.  Through her multitude of various activities and venues, Sarah worked tirelessly and gave generously of her time to support the growth and betterment of Llano.

 

Born with the bug for travel, Sarah was fortunate to turn this interest into careers that allowed her to see destinations all over the world.  She worked for years as a travel agent in Llano, followed by several seasons as a guide on Mississippi Riverboat Tours.   

 

Sarah had a gift of welcoming newcomers into the community, and a knack for coercing others to assist with community involvement.  Her enthusiasm was contagious and people genuinely enjoyed working around her.  

 

Even after retiring, Sarah never slowed down.  She enjoyed her antique business, attending her grandson’s football games, traveling with her boys and their wives, and spending time with her treasured friends. She is a true citizen that will be missed by many.

 

Sarah Graduated from Llano High School, attended San Angelo Jr. College, Southwestern, and graduated from T.C.U.   She continued to stay in touch with her childhood and college friends as well as her Tri-Delta sisters.

 

Survivors include her two sons, Trey Franklin and wife Heather of Horseshoe Bay, and Lance Franklin and wife Celice of Lakeway, brother Sam Oatman of Llano, former husband Ted Franklin of Llano.  She is also survived by one grandson Wesley Moyar of Horseshoe Bay, nephew Theron Oatman, niece Jeannette Whitus and countless friends she was blessed to have.

 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry Sneary. Following will be a reception at Grace Episcopal Church.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Association, Grace Episcopal Church in Llano, or the charity of your choice.

 

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas.  E-mail condolences may be sent to whhfuneral1@verizon.net.

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Roger Lewis Karl

Roger Lewis Karl, age 72 of Kingsland, passed away on July 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  He was born on November 2, 1941 to Chester Karl and Mae Williams in Mills County, Texas. 

Roger had retired from the U.S. Air Force with over 20 years of service to his Country.  He worked with the Disaster Preparedness office for 14 years and served as an administrative specialist for 8 years. 

Roger had received numerous medals and honors thru out his military career to include the AF Commendation Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters, AF Achievement Medal, AF Good Conduct Medal with one silver and one bronze oak leaf cluster, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one bronze star, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Longevity Service Award with four bronze oak leaf clusters, National Defense Medal, AF Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with one bronze oak leaf cluster, AF Training Ribbon, AF Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon with one bronze oak leaf cluster, and a Meritorious Service Medal. 

Roger had been a resident of Kingsland since 2005 having moved here from Arizona.  On June 6, 2008 he married Florene Rhodes in Kingsland. 

 He was an active member of the DAV in Kingsland, a member of the American Legion, and very active member of the National Rifle Association.

 

Roger is preceded in death by his father Chester Louis Karl, his mother Mae Ellen Williams, stepmother Nima Jo Karl and one grandson.   

He is survived by his wife, Florene (Rhodes) Karl of Kingsland, Sons Benjamin Karl and wife Denise of Cuba, Missouri and Matthew Karl of Fort Worth, Texas. Daughters Lisa Broccard of St. James, Missouri,

Ginger Collins-Justus and husband Steve of Fenton, Missouri, Diana Dittmar of Greeley, Colorado, Donna Phillips and husband David of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Janet Chase and husband Troy of Greeley, Colorado

and Kerry Karl of Fort Worth, Texas. Stepdaughter Mary Arthur and husband Fred of Lubbock.

Roger is also survived by brothers Mike and wife Evelyn of Throckmorton, Texas and David and wife Annie Monk of Round Rock, Texas. Sisters Kathy and husband Jim Bob Wadkins of Marble Falls,

Debbie Davis and husband Gabby of Throckmorton, Texas and Linda Cook of Llano, Texas. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Honorary contributions can be made to the Disable American Veterans Association or the Salvation Army. 

 

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Dr. Hurm Dale Pennington

Our beloved Dale Pennington, age 75, passed from this life on July 10. He was born March 18, 1939 in Stamford, Texas and grew up on a cotton farm in Haskell, Texas where he developed his affinity for agriculture.

Dale graduated from Texas A&M in 1961 and was commissioned into the US Army and held the rank of Captain. Dale returned to Texas A&M where he earned his PHD in Soil Chemistry. Dale served as Assistant County Agent in Jackson County; Extension Assistant Soil Chemist in College Station; Extension Area Agronomist Dist. 12&14 in Weslaco; Extension Soil Chemist Dist. 1,2,3,6 & 7 in Lubbock; and Extension Soil Chemist College Station.

He developed two computer diagnostic programs “STANAS” and “WATERS” for soil and water recommendations. He also conducted research on hydroponics which has been used in the Mars space project. Dales contributed to and wrote many articles and abstracts concerning the field of agronomy.  Due to Dale’s vast knowledge and innovative ideas he received numerous awards and honors in water and soil education.  In 1999, Dale was recognized by Texas A&M for his outstanding service and dedication to the Texas Agriculture Extension Service, and his commitment and efforts to help the people of Texas with their soil, water, crop production, and environmental needs by receiving the title of Professor and Extension Specialist Emeritus.

Dale’s education, passion and spirit were tied to the earth. He took much pleasure from working with 4-H kids, raising cattle, pecans, hay and fishing. Dale loved a good tune and dancing; he would find a partner and give them a whirl.  Dale had a tremendous influence on most everyone he came into contact with; and offered sage advice and comfort in many situations.  His love of life, people, and the earth around him will be greatly missed. 

Dale is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Carmen May Pennington. He is survived by their son Shannon Pennington. Dale is also survived by his wife Raylene Pennington, step-daughters Deah Moore and Sonya Dame, sister Janet Syling, niece Doras Johnson and nephews Keith Vickers, Darren and Doyle Syling.

Services to celebrate Dale’s life will be held in Llano, Texas.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, Inc.  Funeral services will be Monday, July 14, 2014 at 1pm at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, Inc.  

Memorials may be sent to Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation of Fredericksburg at P.O. Box 1339, Fredericksburg, Texas 78642.  Donations in Dale’s memory may also be made to the Jackson County 4-H Club, 411 N Wells, Edna, Texas 77957.

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Dorothy Murchison

Dorothy “Dot” Murchison of Buchanan Dam passed away peacefully on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the age of 76. She was born June 26, 1938 to Roland and Grace (Isenberger) Campbell in Llano, Texas.

Dot married Donald Murchison on September 7, 1957 in Leander, Texas.

She was a resident of Buchanan Dam most of her life.  Dot attended Pittsburg Ave. Baptist Church, she was a member of the Llano Women’s Culture Club and she also volunteered at the Llano Hospital. 

She was a special education aide for the Burnet School system for 10 years.  For many years she coordinated the Fair and Rodeo Catalog for the Burnet County Fair and Rodeo Association.

Dot was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary Evelyn Harned and brother Roland Campbell, J.R.

Survivors include husband Donald Murchison of Buchanan Dam, son Donald Mark Murchison and wife Jeannie of Buchanan Dam, daughter Kathy Diane Murchison of San Antonio,

brothers Eddie Campbell of San Saba and Larry Campbell of Buchanan Dam.  Sisters Margaret Austin of Seadrift and Shirley Amthor of Brownwood. 

 She is also survived by her grandson Keenan Donald Murchison and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Keenan Murchison, Darrell Harned, Stephen Harned, Stephen Campbell, Bob Austin, and Grant Barkey.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 5 to 7 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Danny Meegan officiating.  Burial will follow at Murchison Cemetery in Buchanan Dam.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Pittsburg Ave. Baptist Church

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Sheila Ann Nicholl

 

Sheila Ann Nicholl age 64 of Horseshoe Bay passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

She was born on June 30, 1950 in Big Spring, Texas to Earl and Viola (Fortenberry) Campbell. Sheila married Carl Nicholl on June 23, 1970 in Pampa, Texas.

Sheila was a resident of Horseshoe Bay for 2 years, coming from Amarillo, Texas.

She was a Pause for Paws activist, a member of the National Corvette Restorers Society, Lupus Foundation of America and the Amarillo Humane Society.

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents and brother Billy Campbell.

Survivors include husband Carl Nicholl of Horseshoe Bay, sons Gregory Mark Nicholl and wife Jeri of Llano, Texas, and Kristopher Kyle of Amarillo, Texas.

Brother John Gregory Campbell and wife Vicki of Corvallis, Oregon. She is also survived by grandchildren Zoe and Ethan Nicholl of Llano, Texas.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Llano City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America.

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 Ida Norris

Ida Edward King Norris Passed away July 2, 2014 at Llano Nursing and Rehab Center in Llano, Texas. She was born December 9, 1929 in Brady, Texas to Jodie and Ollie (Wash) King.

Ida was a resident of Llano since 1967 coming from Austin. She was baptized in San Saba Full Gospel Church.

She married Charles (Buster) Norris on April 2, 1962 in Acuna, Mexico.

Ida worked as a waitress, a grocery clerk and as a veterinarian helper; she enjoyed fishing, gardening, country music, friends and family. She loved to talk, and she loved her pet named sugar.

She was preceded in death by husband Charles (Buster) Norris in 1999, and her parents Jody and Ollie (Wash) King.

Survivors include daughter Betsy Rogers of Fort Worth. Step sons Charlie Norris and wife of Houston, Texas, and Dudley Norris of San Saba. Step daughter Juanita Kay Yarbrough and husband of San Saba.

She was also survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Llano City Cemetery with Rev. Richard Hood officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice.

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Clarence McDaniel 

Clarence McDaniel Sr., 83, of Kingsland, TX was called home on Saturday June 28, 2014 inRound Rock, Texas.

Clarence was born on January 25, 1931 in Mansfield, Texas to C.A. McDaniel and Clarice Robinson McDaniel.  He graduated from Blossom High School in 1948 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. 

He later went on to earn a degree in Education from East Texas State University and a Master’s degree in Education from Sul Ross University.

On May 30, 1956 in Barstow, Texas, Clarence married Jewell Petty. The couple welcomed their sole child, a son, Clarence McDaniel Jr. into the world on June 28, 1959 in Pecos, Texas.

Clarence found a career in education. He began his career as a coach and teacher. By the time he retired he had worked as a coach, teacher, director, principal, and superintendent. 

 His career took the McDaniel family to many small school districts all over the state of Texas.

Clarence and Jewel retired in Rio Vista, Texas and lived there for 23 years.

Clarence moved to Kingsland, Texas to becloser to his son and his family in 2005.

Since then he had been a very happy resident of the Windchime AssistedLiving Facility.

Clarence loved being an educator.  He was a history buff and avid movie collector. He also enjoyed traveling.  His son and son’s family were his pride and joy.

He is survived by his son; Clarence McDaniel Jr., daughter-in-law; Elaine McDaniel, and granddaughters; Clarissa and Beth McDaniel.  He was preceded in death by his wife Jewell McDaniel.

Visitation will be held at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano on July 1st from 5:30-6:30 P.M. with a short memorial service, by Jeff Davis, immediately to follow. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Texas Boys Ranch.  

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  Virginia Duncan

 

Virginia Boswell Duncan, age 83 passed away peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2014. She was born on March 12, 1931 to James and Violet (Brown) Boswell in Llano, Texas.

Virginia graduated from Llano High School in 1948; she was a Twirler/Majorette for 3 years. She married the love of her life Lee B. Duncan on June 5, 1948. They were married for 66 years.

She worked as a Bookkeeper, a teacher’s aid for Llano ISD, she was owner/operator of the Llano Credit Bureau, and she also worked as an assistant district clerk for Llano County until retirement.

Virginia was a lifetime resident of Llano and also a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Llano. She played active roles in the church, serving in many areas.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Violet Boswell.

She is survived by her son Joel Duncan and wife Dixie Duncan, daughter Louann Benson and husband Jack Benson. She is also survived by four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Llano, Texas with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating.

Burial will follow to the Llano City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Decker, Albert Moursund, Paul McCarty, Tommy Duncan, Robby Heinz, Jimmy Roberts and Clyde Dowdle.

In lieu of flowers the family asks to please make donations to the Llano Food Bank.

 

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Johnnie Dee Reed

  Johnnie Dee Reed passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the age of 64.

He was born on August 12, 1949 to John Reed and Freddie Hinson in Austin, Texas.

Johnnie was a resident of Llano for 6 years, coming from Liberty Hill, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He attended Church Christ of Llano.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son John Douglas Reed and daughter Virginia Lee (Ginny) Reed.

Survivors include daughter Brandy Ballesteros of Bertram, Texas, brother Allen Reed, sister Barbara Nell Cope of Leander, Texas. He is also survived by two grandchildren Breanna and Alexus.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Harvey Klee officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Legion in Llano, Texas.

 

 

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 Arthur Dell Myers          

Arthur Dell Myers of Llano, Texas, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the age of 84. He was born on July 15, 1929 in Lampasas County, Texas, to William Myers and Mary Belle Clark.

He was a longtime resident of Llano and a member of Pittsburg Ave. Baptist Church.

Arthur married Margaret Tumlinson on April 23 of 1971 in Llano; she preceded him in death in 2010. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, step parents, two sisters, one great grandson, and step daughter Mary Lou Isenberger and husband Billy Ray.

Survivors include son Rodger Myers and wife Diane of Llano, daughters Beth Clayton and husband Johnnie of Arkansas, Phyllis Wallace and husband Bob of Colorado, Susan Canter and husband Steve of Arizona.

Stepdaughter Jackie Dahl and husband Nelson, of Llano. Half-brother Walter Lewis Brownwood, he is also survived by numerous grandchildren, step grandchildren , great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel in Llano, Texas, with Rev. Danny Meegan officiating. 

Burial will follow to the Llano City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pittsburg Ave. Baptist Church in Llano, Texas.

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Steven Lee Wisdom

Steven Lee Wisdom of Llano, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the age of 60. He was born on June, 29, 1953 in Llano to James Wisdom and Owner Ratliff.

Steve was a lifetime resident of Llano.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Kelly Wisdom, 3 brothers, J.R., George and Kelly Dean and his sister Peggy Wisdom.

Survivors include sons Andrew Wisdom of Cottonwood Shores, Steven Wisdom of Llano. Daughter Rejah Waldon of Llano, brothers Bobby Wisdom and Buster Wisdom both of Llano. Sister Martha Fehr of Brownwood.

He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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Bernard Gerald Garrett

Bernard Gerald Garrett, 82, passed away in San Antonio, Texas, Friday, June 20, 2014 of natural causes.

 

Bernie was born on January 1, 1932 in Okema, Oklahoma to Emma and Ishmael Garrett.

 

One of his favorite stories to tell of his youth was playing on the Raymondville High School basketball team, The Gymless Wonders.  He had kept in close contact with these friends as well as friends form Dow Chemical where he retired 20 years ago.

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Gloria P. Garrett, 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sons-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law 1 brother-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He is predeceased by parents Emma and Ishmael Garrett and his son, Gary Lee.

 

Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Garrett Family Cemetery, 5132 CR 405, Castell, Texas 76831.

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Douglas “Doug” Baynham Blackwell

Douglas “Doug” Baynham Blackwell, 52, of Burnet, died Friday, June 20, 2014 in his home.

He was born to the late Lorraine Schubert and Wilburn Blackwell, August 8, 1961, in Spring, Tx. He was married to Brooke Davis Blackwell August 8, 1988.

Doug love to fish and being outdoors, in general. He had a great love for music and his favorite pastime was working with his hands, in any way possible. He was a jack of all trades and loved his family deeply.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Lorraine Schubert; his father, Wilburn Blackwell, a brother, Bobby Blackwell; and a sister, Debbie Blackwell Abbott.

He is survived by his wife, Brooke Davis Blackwell; and five children, Amber Freeman, Sarah Davis, Chris Blackwell, John Nadolny and Ashley Blackwell Jackson; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements for the funeral service are still being made, and will be announced at a later date.

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 Mac W. Hutto

Mac W. Hutto, 92, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014.  He was born March 13, 1922 to Roberta (McNabb) and Will T. Hutto in Bertram, Texas.

Mac was a 1940 graduate of Bertram High School.  He was a quarterback in Bertram High's single wing attack and an outstanding baseball player. 

After graduation from high school he was invited by the legendary Billy Disch to play baseball for the University of Texas.

Unfortunately, Mac's baseball career was cut short after his freshman year by World War II.  Mac enlisted in the Air Force and was a pilot in Europe. 

He flew hundreds of missions all over Europe. In his later years Mac wrote a fascinating book of short stories, along with pictures he took, of his experiences during the war.

After the war, with the benefit of the GI Bill, Mac re-entered the University of Texas.  He graduated with a degree in Economics in 1948.

Shortly after his graduation he moved to Llano and was hired by Tom Moore to work at Moore State Bank. 

Under Mr. Moore's tutelage he learned all aspects of the banking business, and stayed until his retirement from the bank in 1978.

After he left the bank, Mac took over his father-in-law Mick Dalchau's insurance agency and ran it until he turned over the reins to his son, Terry.

Shortly after moving to Llano, Mac met and fell in love with his wife of 63 years, Ann Dalchau Hutto. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother John T. Hutto.

 Mac is survived by his wife Ann and his three children, son Wade Hutto and wife, Tere, daughter Carole Ligon and husband, Ernest, and son Terry Hutto, who all live in and around Llano.

Brother Bert Hutto of AustinHe is also, survived by six grandchildren, Heather Hutto Lehmberg, Ben Ligon, Laci Ligon, Olivia Hutto, Jackson Hutto and Isaac Hutto,

 six great grandchildren, Taryn Morris, Emma Morris, Cade Ligon, Rode Ligon, Elleson Lehmberg and Hutton Lehmberg, two nieces and two nephews.

For over 60+ years Mac supported his community in many ways.  He was a member of the Llano City Council and an active member of numerous civic organizations. 

He is a member of the Llano High School Hall of Fame. He always worked modestly and quietly, usually behind the scenes, in support of his family and the community.

 Visitation will be Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 5:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Leslie Tomlinson officiating.

The pallbearers will be Ben Ligon, Jackson Hutto, Isaac Hutto, Bill Lehmberg, Robert Hutto and  Bill Hutto

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and the Alzheimer’s Association.

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 Ruby B. Walker

Ruby B. Walker passed away on Saturday, June 14 2014, in Chowchilla, CA.

She was born on March 26, 1923, in Washington, Oklahoma, to George and Sallie McGuire. The family move to California and settled in the Los Angeles area before moving to Madera.

She graduated valedictorian of her class from a high school in L.A. She met a young soldier who became the love of her life. She and William G.C. Walker were married on Sept. 25, 1943.

For almost 60 years they worked side by side, whether it was in grocery stores, working cattle or growing a garden. Ruby was a Godly wife and a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She took great pride in her family and extended family. She had a close personal relationship with God and it showed in everything she did. She was a strong woman with a big, forgiving heart.

God blessed her with the gifts of compassion and peace making.

She enjoyed sewing and made lots of dresses for her two daughters and later her four granddaughters. She was a great cook. Ruby had a beautiful voice and loved Gospel music.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Walker in April of 2002, her parents, George and Sallie McGuire; three brothers, Otis, Alvie (Mickey) and Robert McGuire.

She is survived by two daughters, Patty and husband, Lyndon Mandrell of Chowchilla, Beverly Walker Gutierrez of Madera;

four granddaughters, Tricia and husband, David Placencia of Chowchilla; Stacy and husband, Keith Burns of Chowchilla; Tanya and husband, Kent Cam of Madera and Rebecca Gutierrez of Madera;

and four great grandchildren, Baylie Toney, Lynnlee and Walker Cam, all of Madera and Jacob Burns of Chowchilla. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Smith of Rosemead,

 many nieces and nephews and Dean Kelley, who she loved like a son and his wife, Janice of Chowchilla.   

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Llano City Cemetery with Rev. Paul Morrison officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chowchilla Skilled Nursing Facility at 1104 Ventura Ave., Chowchilla, CA  93610.

 

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Leo Arthur Dasso

1926 - 2014

 KINGSLAND – Beloved husband and father, Leo Arthur Dasso, 87, of Kingsland, Texas, formerly of Rock Island and Milan, IL, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Kingsland Hills Care Center.

A private burial will be held at Llano City Cemetery, under the care of Waldrope- Hatfield - Hawthorne Funeral Home of Kingsland.

Leo was the eighth child of Henry J. and Frances (Schweickert) Dasso, arriving in Rock Island on June 28, 1926.  He graduated from Rock Island High School in 1944, where he earned six letters in football and wrestling. 

In his senior year, Leo placed second in the Illinois Invitational State Wrestling Tournament, losing the championship by a flip of a coin after a double overtime.

D-Day of World War II coincided almost exactly with Leo’s graduation from high school. He enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps on December 20, 1944 in Fort Sheridan, IL.

 After basic and technical training, he was stationed at Howard Air Force Base, Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. 

He earned the WWII Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the Panama Canal Zone Ribbon while in the military. 

After the war he attended the University of Illinois on a football scholarship, but dropped out due to a knee injury. He later coached the Quad-City Mohawks, a semi-professional football franchise. 

Leo married Patricia Joann Conwell of Rock Island on November 11, 1950, in a private ceremony in Peru LaSalle, IL. They started married life in Rock Island and together raised eight children.

Leo started his business career as founder and owner of the Leo A. Dasso Company, specializing in concrete construction.

Many of his early contracts were with the City of Rock Island for the construction and/or repair of public sidewalks.

He later sold the cement business and started a second company, the Leo A. Dasso Construction Company, Inc. He built and remodeled 100’s of quality houses as well as public facilities.

He also supervised construction of the west wing addition on Moline Public Hospital and the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

His business successes allowed him to help his orthopedic surgeon brother Dr. Raymond Dasso establish a medical practice in Dubuque, IA, which later moved to Rock Island

Leo enjoyed family life, sports, playing cards, fishing, vegetable gardening and travelling, especially trips throughout the west.

His gardens were always well-tended and beautiful, and his produce was grown for “good eating.”

Those left to honor Leo’s memory are his wife Patricia of 64 years; his children, Timothy Dasso of Spicewood, TX, Marilyn (Paul) Kuehlem, of Kingsland,

 Ruth (Michael) Marlaire, of Boulder Creek, CA, Edwin (Luann) Dasso, of Excelsior, MN, Ellen (Chet) Pierce, of Fayetteville, AR, Mary Dasso of Kingsland,

 Andrew Dasso of Kingsland, and Stephen (Alicia) Dasso, of Pescadero, CA; eleven grandchildren, Austin and Marshall Dasso, Nick and Max Kuehlem, Justin Marlaire,

Cameron and Brittany Dasso, Stephanie and Jamie Pierce, Jacob Papini and Addyson Dasso; two brothers, Raymond and Jerome Dasso; and two sisters, Beatrice (Bob) Schwab and Lucille (John) Mather.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Leo’s name to the American Diabetes Association.

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Bonnie L. McLain

Bonnie Letrice (Hanna) McLain 91, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014. She was born August 3, 1922 to Allie (Mullins) and Joseph Hanna in Lockney, Texas.

She was married to C.T. McLain September 11, 1940 in Lubbock, Texas. Bonnie was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam, Texas.

 

She is survived by sons Travis McLain and wife Bonnie of Georgetown, Ronnie McLain and wife Brenda of Rio Dosa New Mexico, and Timothy McLain of Round Rock. Bonnie is also survived by ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband C.T. McLain, parents Allie and Joseph Hanna; two brothers Everett and Edwin Hanna; and two sisters Dollie Sweat and Emma Lou Newman.

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam.

Officiating will be Reverend David Park and serving as pallbearers will be John McLain, David McLain, Roger McLain, Clarence McLain, Douglass McLain and Nathan Roberson.

Entombment will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Lakes United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 1005 Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609.

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Elizabeth Eileen McCaskill

Elizabeth McCaskill, 63, widow of Don McCaskill, passed on June 3. Her parents were Michael and Mary Edith Matrician. Born in PA., she grew up in Houston where she attended UH.

She was a resident of Pontotoc, TX. Survived by her sisters Katherine Greaber Pickard, Marian Matrician, and nephew Shawn Greaber, as well as her many friends.

A lover of horses and all God’s creatures, she left behind her beautiful horse “Cappie,” and donkey “Jesus.”

A cancer survivor for many years, she lived life with great hope and a blessed outlook.Her keen ability to recall life stories and to share them was part of her unique personality.

She will be remembered for her kindness and determination to help. Wherever there was a need, she would be there.

Liz was a quick study and a passionate reader and writer. Her husband Don was a soul mate.

Creative and artistic, her garden of rocks, shells, bone and wood became a site of great satisfaction and a place where many gatherings occurred.

She loved the land and all that grows there. She will be missed.

 

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don Ray Reed

Don Ray Reed of Llano passed away Friday, June 6, 2014 at the age of 72. He was born March 14, 1942 in Llano, Texas to Alvernia (Moseley) and Raymond Reed.

He married Elizabeth “Betty” (McWilliams) December 20, 1958 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

 

Don loved hunting, fishing, gardening and playing pool. He served in The United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Don was a lifelong resident of Llano, Texas and was a Master Electrician.

He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Llano.

 

Survivors include his wife Betty and sons Allan and wife Jo, Larry Don and wife Cathy and his brother Gary; grandchildren Jeremy, Courtney and Cameron;

great grandson Gavyn and his little brother to be Colin all of Llano, Texas

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Alvernia and Raymond Reed and his sister Candace Lee Reed.

 

A Memorial Service will held Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Chapel in Llano, Texas with Chad Brazell officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Llano.

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 Bettie Broadway

 Bettie Jane Broadway of Kingsland, Texas passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the age of 79. She was born on June 18, 1935 in Eden, Texas to Doyle and Dolly (McGriffin) Wilson.

She married John Broadway on June 6, 1953 in San Angelo, Texas. Bettie was a Kingsland resident since 1995 coming from Ramstein, Germany.

She loved to R.V. with her husband John; she also loved sewing, gardening and hunting.

Bettie was a member of the Kingsland Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband John in 2013, her parents, daughter Tony Kay and husband Thomas Smith, sister Lenora Baily and brother Doyle Wilson.

Survivors include son John Broadway and wife Jo Ann of Atoka, Oklahoma. Daughters Kara Leming and husband Jason of Kingsland and Dae Ann Cannon and husband Voyd.

 

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time.

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 Gary Edward Book

Gary Edward Book, age 52, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, in the loving presence of his twin sister, Gayle, and her husband, Chuck Seefeldt.

He and Gayle were born on August 8, 1961, in Tulia, Texas. Born with a congenital heart defect, Gary underwent open-heart surgery as an infant and then again at age five.

As an infant, he was one of the first people to undergo this new and groundbreaking surgical procedure. He grew up on a family farm near Nazareth, Texas, surrounded by a large family.

Always good at sports, Gary excelled especially in basketball, football, and golf. He played basketball and football for Nazareth High School and enjoyed golf later in life.

After graduating from Nazareth High School in 1980, he attended Texas State Technical Institute. He had a long and dedicated career as an electrical technician for Texas Instruments and then Raytheon.

He was a beloved and fun uncle to his many nephews and nieces and was a generous and caring brother, son, and friend.

With a warm, trusting personality and enjoyment of good-natured laughter, Gary enjoyed life to the fullest. His true gifts were in conversation and in making other people feel comfortable in his presence.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, providing a helping hand to others, and playing and watching sports.

 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Luella Book, mother, Rita Book, and brother-in-law, Steve Koch.

He is survived by his father, George H. Book; by ten brothers and sisters and their spouses, Jackie Koch, Karen and Louis Loyd, Peggy and Sidney Birkenfeld, George N. and Lynette Book, Kelly Book, Chris and Becky Book, Gayle and Chuck Seefeldt, Loretta Book, Scott and Karin Book, and Joshua Book; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A vigil service and rosary will be held on Friday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 307 E. Sandstone Street, Llano, Texas.

 The funeral service will be on Saturday, June 7, at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 700 Bessemer Street, Llano, Texas. Burial will follow at Bluffton Cemetery.

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 Allie Clinger Scott

Allie Clinger Scott of Llano passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the age of 83. He was born on November 27, 1930 in Llano to Jeff Davis “Babe” and Laura Ellen (Clinger) Scott.

 Clinger went to O’Henry Elementary School then went to Llano High School where he played many sports. Clinger graduated from Llano High School in 1948 as a President of his Class.

 After high school he worked for Taylor Virdell Drilling for a short period of time before being drafted into the Army but was put in the US Marines for two years from 1952 to Oct. 1953.

This was during the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge as a Sergeant.

On October 23, 1954, Clinger married Mildred Stotts at the home of Mildred’s parents. After their marriage they lived about nine miles out on Hiway 152 Castell Road.

Then they moved to Llano where they built their home. Upon return from service he worked at Buttery Hardware Co. as a Vice President, he retired 36 years later and h

e received a plaque for his dedicated service, loyalty and his friendship. Clinger was elected in April of 1975 to fill the one year unexpired term of Taylor Virdell, who became a Mayor.

In April 1976 he was elected to a two year term on the City Council. In April 1978 he was re-elected to a two year term. He served a total of five years on the City Council of Llano, Tx.

Clinger was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include wife Mildred Scott, son George Scott, his three daughters Marsha Scott, Ginger Scott and Monica Scott. His two sisters Geraldine Lawless and Mary Vick Hamilton. 

He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

 A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Honey Creek Cemetery in Llano County, Texas with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating

and The Highland Lakes Honor Guard will provide Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cherokee Children’s Home or the charity of your choice.

 

 

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Wesley "Porky" Franks 

 

Wesley “Porky” Franks from Tow, TX passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the age of 71. He was born on July 30, 1942 to Russell and Violet Franks in San Angelo, Texas.

He grew up in Sonora, TX helping work the family ranch during his High School years.

Wesley served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1967 at the 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels), he was honorably discharged.

 He worked on the oilfields around Sonora, Midland, Odessa and Iraan. Later he became a professional in rock masonry and construction.  

Wesley enjoyed in his spare time fishing for the big cats to back up his stories. He Delivered meals on wheels program for the Senior Center in Llano.

Wesley enjoyed his weekly poker games and his good buddies, harassing his friends at the Paradise Point Café.

His two main loves were his little dogs Bubba and Spotted dog, his greatest asset was to always help a friend in need.

Dad met his challenges with a saying that rings true even now “it’s just one of those things.”

Wesley was preceded in death by his parents. 

Survivors include his two daughters Jamie Lynn Alexander and husband Russell Alexander of Tow, Texas, and Gayla Thane and husband Joseph Thane of New Braunfels, Texas.

Brothers Andy Franks and Jamie Glasscock both of San Angelo, Texas. Sister Virgie Burke of Del Rio, Texas. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren Brandon Graham, Tara Thane,

Ember Thane, Katie Thane and Stetson Alexander and his great-grandchild Addison Metz.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel with Jerald Moore Officiating.

 

Special thanks to Llano Scott & White Hospice and hospital for their compassion and exceptional care. God Bless you!

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Jimmy Morgan 

 

On June 2, 2014 at 1:06 in the afternoon Jimmy Alphanzo Morgan who entered this material existence January 22, 1937 from the bosom of God, was returned to his God and Creator.

His earthly body, having served the use and purposes the Creator ordained, was returned to the ground from which all such life has and will originate.

 There is not under Heaven words enough to be written that could begin to encompass the varied and intricate parts of this patriarch's deeds and accomplishments,

 nor canvas or frame that could border or contain the sum of the profound and immense life which God utilized to show His glory through

the frailty, failings, strengths, love and honor of such a singular and nearly heroic figure as Jimmy was to his most treasured family and those throughout his life he knew as friends.

As much as can be written in such limited space and lacking the years it would require to recount his legacy and accomplishments, let it then be known that he was born to parents,

Hiram Francis Morgan and Mildred Adell Overstreet Morgan and had been preceded in meeting his maker by his parents, his sister Jane Morgan Deats and brother Bobby Morgan.

Remaining in this world to carry on the torch flame of his enduring example and memory are his love and most affectionate

and caring wife Winnie J. Tate Morgan, mother to his three children, Belinda (Binky) Morgan and husband Ron, Keith Morgan and wife Susan, Cindy Faubion and husband Frank,

His brother and lifelong friend Kenneth Morgan and Lucy Tate, his grandchildren Jesika Farmer and husband Mike, Autumn Williams and husband Cody, Grant Morgan, Zachary Morgan and Tate Morgan.

He is also survived by his great grandchildren Echo Farmer, Epic Farmer, Morrigan Williams and Silas Williams and his faithful ranch hand and

brother in law Henry (Jake) Tate as well as his loving brother and sister in law Sam and Jill Tate and  his sister's only child Flay Deats.

As intensely personal as he lived his life with careful and loving attention to those who were dearest and closest to his heart and spirit, he was committed to the earth in a wooden casket,

crafted by those who loved him, at the ancestral burial grounds of his wife's family whom he loved as his own, attended by those who he cherished, and will

be so sorely and terribly missed by all of us who continue on in his shadow.

 May the God of Mercy and love cherish his soul forever and lift the hearts and countenance of those of us yet to join them in our Heavenly Home.

 Services conducted by the Reverend Ron Anderson.

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Rhonda Tay Reeder

 

On Sunday, June 1, 2014 Rhonda Tay (Goff) Reeder lost her long and difficult battle with cancer.

Tay loved her family and was blessed to be surrounded by them even to the end. Tay, and her husband of 28 years, David loved to entertain and their house

was always filled with the warmth and laughter of family and friends. Tay graduated from Llano High School in 1982.

She and David met while attending Tarleton State University and they were married on August 9, 1986. Tay then received her BA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Tyler and her CPA in 1990.

She worked her way up through various accounting positions and ended her career as a partner at Grant Thornton in Atlanta. They retired to Spring Branch, Texas in 2013.

Tay is survived by her husband David Wayne Reeder. She is also survived by their granddaughter Joslyn Tay Reeder, who is the daughter of their son

Jordan and his partner Miranda VanWagoner of San Marcos and by their youngest son Jared, also of San Marcos. She is preceded in death by their oldest son Collin.

Her immediate family includes her mother and step father, Mary and Garry Curry of Bertram. Her father and step mother, Roy and LaVerne Goff of Llano

 and her grandmother Nora Oehler of Fredericksburg. She is also survived by her sister and brother in law Emily and Sergio Morales of Austin and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 4 at 3:00 P.M. in the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Llano City Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer association.

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Juanita June Hatfield

 

 

 

Juanita Hatfield of Llano, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the age of 93. She was born on June 4, 1920 in Dill, Oklahoma to John and Callie (Williams) Thomas. She was one of 10 very close siblings.

Juanita married K.C. (Bill) Hatfield on February 2, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas. She had graduated from beautician school and ran a successful salon for many years.

 The couple moved to Sandy Harbor in Llano County after their two oldest children graduated high school. Juanita worked several jobs to support her family, even driving the school bus so she could be more available to her family. 

She had a passion for building and wood work and she literally built and added on to her house many times with little help. Saturdays were filled with domino games and water skiing. 

She was not much of gift giver but made sure her family had what they needed.  She took up bowling after retirement and participated in league bowling until her fall at the age of 91.

This picture of her was taken at the National Bowling Tournament in 2010.

Mrs. Hatfield was preceded in death by husband Bill Hatfield on September 5, 2006.

Survivors include her 3 sons Clifford E. Hatfield and wife Mary of Hartselle, Alabama, Daniel Clifton Hatfield and wife Carol of Tomball, Texas, Britt Hatfield and wife Sherry of Spicewood, Texas.

Daughter Dr. Kim Hatfield Murray and husband Terry Kelly, brothers Murl Thomas and Johnny Thomas, sisters Callie Woods and Aliene Boyd.

Grandchildren Shelly Hatfield, David Hatfield, Danielle Howell, Brad Hatfield, Mindy Shearer and Kelly Shearer, Thomas Murray and Seth Graham.

Great grandchildren Wren, Harry, Wade, Emily, Isabel and Braeden. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be Friday, May 23, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano, Texas.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Llano City Cemetery with Rev. Richard Vandeventer officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

 

 

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 Cleo Beth Cooper

Cleo Beth Cooper of Llano, Texas passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the age of 69. She was born on June 28, 1944 in Brady, Texas to Clarence and Mildred (Bankston) Schuessler.

Cleo was a resident of Llano since 1962 coming from Mason, Texas.

She married Tommy Lee Cooper on December 11, 1961 in Mason, Texas. Cleo and Tommy started Coopers BBQ and Fuzzie’s corner and then moved to their current location in Llano in 1962. 

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Llano.

Cleo is preceded in death by husband Tommy Cooper in 1979 and her parents.

Survivors include sons Barry Cooper and Terry Cooper, sisters Corilla Kay Leifeste of Llano, Texas and Linda McFarland and husband Dan of Mason, Texas. She is also survived by one granddaughter.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Llano City Cemetery with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Llano, or the Charity of your choice.

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Lloyd Dale Dees

Lloyd Dale Dees of Llano, Texas passed away on Monday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 72. He was born on January 17, 1942 in Eaton, Colorado to Curtis Clermont and Gertrude (Laugley) Dees.

He was a resident of Llano since 2007 coming from Colorado.

Lloyd mowed lawns and did handyman work in Llano for many years. He was of the Pentecost Faith.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Llano City Cemetery with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating.

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Charlie Merle Scott

Charlie Merle Scott was born April 21, 1925 in Childress, Texas to Charles Carlton Scott and Ora Annie (Tucker) Scott.

He proudly served his country during WWII as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class in the Navy aboard the USS Colhoun. Upon return from the Navy he moved to Odessa Texas to work with his older brother Clyde as a custom home builder and remodeler.

There at the Odessa Roller Rink he met his true love Carolyn R. Bradshaw. They were married on December 17, 1948. They just celebrated 65 years together this past December. Together they raised three daughters, Valerie, Elizabeth and Barbra. While in Odessa he and Carolyn were avid bowlers bowling in a Monday night league for over 25 years. They started dancing after the girls were married and made many wonderful memories dancing together at the VFW and American Legion in Odessa. In 1980 he and Carolyn moved to Buchanan Dam. They enjoyed over 30 years in the lakeside sub division of Greenwood Acres. They were members of Buchanan West Baptist Church. This last year was spent at the Oaks Nursing Home where he made many friends.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, brother Clyde Scott, sisters Velma Montgomery, Ada Lee Scott, Eva Norman, Lila Faye McGuire and Birdie Starr.

Survived by wife Carolyn of the home, Valerie and Doak Thornton of Cedar Creek, Liz and Bill Roberson of Odessa, Barbra and Jerry Pinner of Levelland, Brother Alvie and Molly Scott of Farmington New Mexico.

Grandchildren Kelly Ferguson of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Kasey Stirling of Cedar Creek Texas, Katherine and Shawn Nelson of Burnet, Chris and Summer Roberson of Round Rock, Stephanie and Todd Latham of Levelland, Trina and Jimmy Payton of Midland, Texas.  Great Grandchildren Grace Liska, Megan and Allie Latham, Taylor Karsyn and Dylan Payton, Will and Brett Nelson, Ellie Hank and Samantha Roberson and Caden Bennett.

 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 12, 2014 at Buchanan West Baptist Church with Reverend John Taylor officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Grandsons Chris Roberson, Shawn Nelson, Todd Latham, and Jimmy Payton. Burial will follow at Bluffton Cemetery with the Highland Lakes Honor Guard delivering military honors. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Lakeshore Branch Library 7346 RR 261 Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609 or Greenwood Acres POA Beautification. 

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Betty Jo Kendrick

 Betty Jo Kendrick went home on May 6, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Burl (Big Dad) and Lora Effie Davenport, sister Elline Pilkenton, and brother Fred Davenport.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, B.H. Kendrick, three sons and their families, B.B. and Kathy Kendrick, Dan and Kate Kendrick, Bryan and Peggy Kendrick;

 two daughters and their families, Carolyn and Mike Caplinger, Joyce and Jim Gray; and 13 grandchildren and 22great grandchildren.

Betty was born October 31, 1921 in Richland Springs, TX. Twenty one years later on January 23, 1942, she would meet and marry a young marine who would remain her one and only love.

After returning from war in the South Pacific, he was called into another service-he became a preacher.

They began their ministry in Corpus Christi and serve in many Southern Baptist Churches.  

To capture Betty’s life would take endless words. For full description one would have to reference the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Yet to sum her life up in just a few words is really not that hard … Life was never about her. It was about others. But don’t be fooled, such simplicity touched and changed the lives of many and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. a funeral service will follow at 3:00P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral home in Kingsland, Texas.

Burial will follow in Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to its Building Fund of First Baptist Church, China Springs, 301 Illinois, China Springs. TX 76633.

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Thelma Thompson

Longtime Dallas and Horseshoe Bay resident, Thelma Thompson , 98 , passed away May 4th in Llano, Texas. She was born to F.B and Elizabeth (Knight)Means, on May 3, 1916 in Dallas, Texas.

Thelma married James E. Thompson on June 10, 1939 in Dallas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Llano.

 

Thelma is preceded in death by husband James E. Thompson and her parents.

She is survived by children James E. Thompson, Jr and wife Carol of Horseshoe Bay, and Nancy Etheredge – Allen and husband Tommy of Llano, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano.

A funeral service will be held on May 8th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, Llano, TX with Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Llano.

 

 

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 Andy Joe Gonzales

Andy Joe Gonzales of Kingsland, Texas passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the age of 39. He was born on October 27, 1974 in Mason, Texas to Frank and Patsy (Herrera) Gonzales.

Andy was a lifetime resident of Llano County. He was a general laborer in the masonry industry.

He was preceded in death by his parents Patsy and Poncho Gonzales.

Andy is survived by his sons Colby Gonzales of Llano, Colton Buchanan of Llano, daughter Monique Gonzales of Llano, brother Phillip Gonzales of Hutto, Texas, half-brother Frank Gonzales, Jr. of Llano.

 Sisters MaryLou Gonzales of Kingsland, Becky Gonzales of Llano. Half-sisters Esther Gonzales and Margie Gonzales of Waco, Texas.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Llano City Cemetery with Brother Oscar Herrera officiating.

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Diane Menefee Oatman

Diane Menefee Oatman of Llano, TX, 61 passed away May 1, 2014.

She was born in Ranger, TX on February 27, 1953 to Gene & Betty Menefee. She graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX in 1971 and received a BA in Home & Family Living from Texas Tech University in 1975.  She married Sam Oatman on March 23, 1979 in Llano County.

 

She was active in the Llano community serving as President to the Llano Culture Club several years, serving as an active member of church and for the last several years running Oatman Land Titles voted the best land title company in Llano County.   

Her biggest joy came from spending time with her children & grandchildren and attending many of their activities.

Diane is survived by her husband Sam Oatman, daughter Jeannette Whitus and husband Brent, son Theron Oatman and Ashley Oatman, granddaughters Mikayla & Rylea Whitus.and grandson Brennen Oatman. 

She is also survived by her mother Betty Menefee, her brother Mark Menefee and wife Patti and their children Ryan Menefee & Kelley Menefee.  She was preceded in death by her father Gene Menefee.

 

A viewing will be held at Waldrop Hawthorne Hatfield Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. on Friday May 2. The funeral will be held at First Baptist Church, Saturday May 3 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Llano Food Pantry or Grace Gathering Church of Llano. 

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Arthur Joseph Huddleston

Arthur Joseph Huddleston was born September 23, 1928 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and passed away April 27, 2014 in Llano Texas. 

He was the oldest of three brothers born to Arthur and Virginia Booth Huddleston.  He is preceded in death by his parents and youngest brother Merle with his other brother Donald still living in Colorado Springs.

Arthur attended Abilene Christian College from 1947 to 1951, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree.  While attending ACC he met Patsy Jo Stark whom he fell in love with and married June 1st 1952. 

They gave birth to their only child, Arthur Warner, June 5th 1953.  He was a member of the U.S. Naval reserve from 1951 - 1953 and began his work career with

Western Electric, a part of what is now AT&T, transitioning into working with AT&T when Western Electric ceased to operate and after 35 years with the same company he retired in Denver Colorado. 

During his employment he and Patsy traveled and lived in many different locations, from Colorado to New Jersey to Iran to Ohio,

with several side stops/trips thrown in, and finally retiring to Llano Texas, where Patsy had two brothers living.   

He is survived by his wife Patsy Jo, son Arthur Warner  and his wife Cathy, grandchildren Ryan, Jennifer, Adam and his brother Donald.

Per his wishes he will be cremated with a portion of his ashes being placed at Bluffton Cemetery just outside of Llano and the balance spread in the canyons above Colorado Springs.

The family will host a "wake" Saturday May 10, 2014 at their home at 205 W. Green in Llano from 1 - 5PM.

 

 

 

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Margie Era Moore 

Margie Era Moore of Kingsland, Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the age of 88. She was born on August 13, 1925 in Poolville, Texas to Jacob and Bertha L. (Liner) Williford.

She was a resident of Kingsland since 1970, coming from Lubbock, Texas. Margie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsland.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband Robert Moore in 2004.

Survivors include sons Lonnie Womack and wife Debbie of Colorado, Travis Culwell Moore and wife Barbara of Sweetwater, Texas, stepson Robert Moore, Jr. of Brownwood, Texas,

Ennis Moore and wife Carol of Kingsland, Texas, Wayne Moore of Texarkana, Texas and daughter Era Lea Marion of Kingsland, Texas. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Chapel in Kingsland.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Chapel in Kingsland with Rev. Doug Lindley  and Rev. Bubba Stahl Officiating

Burial will follow to Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet County.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Kingsland.

 

 

 

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Lugenia Donop

 Lugenia Donop age 95 of Llano, Texas passed away peacefully on Monday, April 21, 2014. She was born on September 6, 1918 to Dan and Siambra (Smith) Stribling in Llano, Texas.

Lugenia was a lifetime resident of Llano and she was a member of Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church.

She married Gordon Thomas Donop, Sr. on December 25, 1937. He preceded her in death March 20, 2007.

Lugenia is survived by son Gordon Donop, Jr. and wife Barbara of Buchanan Dam, Texas. Granddaughters Tina and husband Paul Leigh of Houston, Texas, Tiffany Brundage of Llano.

Grandson Dr. Berrett Donop and wife Shawnna of Austin, Texas, and great granddaughter Niki Brundage of California.

 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Llano City Cemetery with Rev. Leslie Tomlinson officiating. 

 

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church in Llano, Texas.

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Michael Edward Brown

Michael Edward Brown of Buchanan Dam, Texas passed away Friday, April 17, 2014 at the age of 59. 

He was born to Dolores (Maxwell) and Edward Brown November 4, 1954 in Austin, Texas. Michael served in the United States Army and was a builder. He has lived in Buchanan Dam for fifteen years coming from Bay City, Texas. Michael was of the Church of Christ faith.

Michael is survived by his mother Dolores Maxwell, sister Carolyn Chambers and husband Vaughn of Burnet, two nieces Cassandra and Anna Brown of Buchanan Dam and two nephews Steven and Ryan Chambers of Burnet.

He was preceded in death by his father Edward Brown and sister Brenda Kincheloe.

 

A memorial service will be planned at a future date.

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  Phyllis L. Cleveland

Phyllis L. Cleveland of Marble Falls, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014 at the age of 51. She was born July 10, 1962 to Thomas Hebert and Leona Meyer in San Francisco, California.

Phyllis was a resident of Marble Falls and Kingsland, Texas for 21 years, coming from California, she loved physical fitness, pictures, framing and she also loved cruises.

She Married Ken Cleveland on July 4, 1997 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her father Tom Hebert, step father James Naab in 2007 and brother Donald Wilson.

Survivors include husband Ken Cleveland of Marble Falls, mother Leona Naab of Kingsland, 2 sons Scott Meiner and wife Loren of Horseshoe Bay and Jonathan Cleveland of Marble Falls.

Daughter Whitney Cleveland of Carthage, Texas, sister Barbara Miedl of Tennessee, She is also survived by her 2 grandchildren Alexis Meiner and Jacquie-Lee Cleveland.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Chapel in Kingsland, Texas.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Kingsland, Texas with Rev. Doug Lindley officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet County, Texas.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the church or charity of your choice.

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Howard W. Westfield   

 

 

Howard W. Westfield Jr. of Llano, TX passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the age of 86.  Howard was born in Providence, R.I. on June 30, 1927 to Howard and Irene Westfield. 

 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Terry Westfield, his daughter, Elsie Chandler, and her husband, Bill and their sons Andrew, Willie and Nate of San Jose, CA;

 

his daughter, Audrey Millen, and her husband Norman of Llano, TX; his son, William Westfield, and his wife Julie of Denver, CO. and their sons Davis and Matthew. 

Howard was a kind, adventurous, and caring person.  As a boy and young man he was known as "Sunny" and showed a free spirit.  He wanted to see the world and explore. 

As a young Marine in World War II, Howard worked as a cartographer and Japanese interpreter.  He loved to travel as a young man and rode his bycicle across the United States and around Europe. 

 His travels took him to Brazil where he met and married Teresa Castronovo (Terry).  They were both English and foreign language teachers in a high school in Brazil. 

Howard loved to play chess, play cards, go for walks, ride his bicycle, play golf, watch sports, read, and spend time with his family. 

In his 11 years living in Brazil he was a dedicated German teacher and he began raising his family.  In 1973 the family moved to the United States where Howard taught foreign languages at the Orme School in Arizona. 

 At Orme he was known as "Howie".  He loved being a teacher and he enjoyed being in a school setting teaching and coaching soccer.  The last few years of his life Howard spent quietly in Llano. 

He enjoyed walking around the town and walking by the river.  He is missed dearly by his family and friends and they will always cherish the many fond memories of life together with him.  May he rest in peace.

No services are planned at the moment.

 

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Helen Shipley

Helen Shipley 90 of Kingsland died April 3, 2014 in Azle Texas. Services will be held Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Kingsland Community Church with Tommie Beck, Todd Shipley and Dick West officiating.

A private interment will be at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

Helen was born February 13, 1924 in Unionville Missouri. Late that year her family moved to Gilman Iowa. In 1945 Helen married Leonard Shipley at the Little Brown Church in Nashau, Iowa.

The family then moved to Odessa, Texas in 1950. Upon retirement in 1980 Leonard and Helen moved to Kingsland, Texas.

Helen was preceded in death by husband Leonard, parents Clovie and Gail Davis, two brothers and Great Grandson Bronson.

She is survived by daughter Cheryll and husband Clete, Son Michael and wife Ellen, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren with #8 due July this year, and niece Linda and B.J.

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Kingsland Community Church or the Kingsland Library.

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Wesley Earl (Wes) Tharp
 

 Wesley “Wes” Earl Tharp of Llano, Texas passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2014at the age of 70. He was born on November 13, 1943 to Tommie and Wilma (Poole) Tharp in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

He was a resident of Llano since 2010 coming from Tennessee. Wesley was a member of the Lutie Watkins U.M.C. he also was a member of the Lions Club and The American Legion of Llano.

Wesley was preceded in death by his parents and brother Terry Tharp.

Survivors include wife Linda Tumlinson- Tharp of Llano, Texas, son Ken Tharp of Lexington, Kentucky, daughter Kimberley Ballard of Olive Branch Missouri, brother Tony Tharp of Oriental, North Carolina,

 sister Jeanette Diamond of Greenville, Missouri, grandchildren Lauren Ballard,  Landon Ballard, Nicholas Tharp and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

There will be no local services but a memorial service will be held in his hometown at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Wounded Warriors program. 

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Mary Lorene Basham
 Mary Lorene Basham78 of Buchanan Dam, Texas passed away peacefully at the Kingsland Hills Care Center on Friday, April 4, 2014.

She was born July 19, 1935 to Travis and Mattie (Taft) Passmore in Houston, Texas.

Mary was married to Charlie Basham, he preceded her in death in 1998.

She was a resident of Buchanan Dam for 31 years.

 Per Mary’s request, no services are planned; burial will be at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:00 P.M

 

 

 
 
 

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James Frank Smith, Jr.  

                                                               James Frank Smith, Jr. of Lakeway, 87, died peacefully at home on March 24, 2014.  Frank was born on June 12, 1926, to Minnie Lee (Robinson) and James Frank Smith, Sr. in Fort Worth. 

                                              After graduating from Amon Carter-Riverside High School in 1944, he enlisted in the United States Navy, served as a coxswain in the South Pacific during WWII, and was honorably discharged in 1946.

                                                After the war, Frank attended North Texas State College, where he studied art and advertising, played football and ran track, drew caricatures for the newspaper and yearbooks, graduating in 1950. 

                After college, he worked in Dallas as a graphic artist, and later, as advertising manager, for the A. Harris and Co. department store.  He later worked as an advertising account executive for several other Metroplex-area firms, Tracy-Locke,

                                    Witherspoon and Associates, and Jones-Blair Paint until 1971.  At that time, he joined M/A/R/C Inc., an innovative marketing intelligence firm, where he served as executive vice-president until he retired in 1989. 

                                                                                 In his free time, he loved to play golf, fish, paint landscapes, doodle cartoons, coach his sons in several sports, and interact with kids of all ages.

                                        Baptized into Christ at a young age, Frank was a faithful and loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and grandfather.  He served as deacon and elder for the Walnut Hill Church of Christ in Dallas, and later served

                                                      as an elder for the Western Hills Church of Christ in Austin.  He was actively involved in Christian education, serving on the Board of Trustees and Board President for Dallas Christian School.

                                                                            Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Ann; his brother, Lowell Smith and wife Louise; his daughter Loren and husband Steve Muro; his three sons,

                                                                  Frank and wife Susan, Kelly and wife Whitney, and Britt; and five grandchildren, Jennifer Stokes, Dallas Smith, Will Stokes, Zachary Smith, and Jackson Smith.

                                           The family would like to thank those who tenderly cared for Frank during his final months, especially the staff of the Lakeway Regional Medical Center, the staff of Summit Lakeway,

                                                                                        the staff of Hospice of the Hills, the caregivers of both Heavenly Care and Caring Senior Service, and Dr. Robert Van Boven.

 A graveside service will be held at the Valley Spring Cemetery, Llano County, on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 2:00 pm.

                                                                                                                                          In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to either Dallas Christian School or Hospice of the Hills.

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Mildred Pauline Banks

 

Mildred Pauline Banks was born to her late parents, Albert and Ruth Clendennen on September 11, 1929 in Austin, Texas, and died on March 10, 2014 at the age of 84. 

She was a resident of Burnet, Texas.  Mildred married Donald N. Banks on November 13, 1971 in Burleson, Texas.

Mildred created beauty wherever she went.  She was a talented artist in many creative venues, including: painting, quilting, sewing, crochet, doll making, and landscape art. 

 She also instilled in others the value of creating and was a great teacher.  Mildred was a patient and loving grandmother who always looked out for her family.

Mildred is survived by her husband, Donald N. Banks, her son, David L. Burt, daughter, Joyce L. Lyle and their spouses, sisters Emma Harris and Peggy Sturdevant, stepchildren Linda Miller, Jimmy Banks,

Donny Banks, John Banks and their spouses, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Linda C. Burt.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Austin Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Richard Vandeventer officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Scott & White Hospice in Llano, Texas.

 

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Pete Melvin Ussery

 

 Pete Melvin Ussery, son of Pete J. and Lillie (Chambers) Ussery, was born February 14th, 1925 in Gorman, Texas, and died after a long illness on March 8, 2014 in Llano, Texas at the age of 89 years.

He attended school in Alameda, Gorman, and Pioneer, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December of 1942 and served in the Pacific Theater of WWII.

In January of 1946 he returned to his family now living in the Northern Texas Panhandle. He attended and graduated from Guymon High School in Guymon, Oklahoma

where he met the love of his life, Miss Helen Imler. Pete and Helen were united in marriage on November 1, 1946 in Hugoton, Kansas.

 

 Pete Melvin followed his father into employment with the Phillips Petroleum Company where he worked for 38 years.  He worked in the Texas Panhandle and later in the area of Warda, Texas.

He retired in 1985 and he and Helen moved to the retirement homethey had built in Llano County, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Clifton, TW, and Lee Ussery and sister Francis Nesbitt and nephews Earl, Wayne and Byron, and granddaughter Rachael.

He is survived by his wife Helen, children Helen Ann McCollum and Joe Ussery, grandchildren Pete, Lee and Wayne, great grandchildren Rachael, Ryan Pete, Hayden, Nolan and Bella.

He never met a stranger and was loved and cherished by many friends.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at the Pioneer Cemetery with Pastor Leslie Tomlinson officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Salvation Army.

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Reverend John S. Dunham

The Reverend 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 Ethiopia. 

 

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 1983-1995.

 

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 your memorial.

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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.

During 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.

 

Bill 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,

daughter Kimberlee 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.

He 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.

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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.

               He is survived by his brother “JR” and wife Sue Foster of Post, Texas

               Sister 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.

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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.

 

She enjoyed fishing, gardening and was a Cosmetologist for 55 year, and loved her family deeply.

 

Lenora 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 P.M.

 

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Cherokee Children Home or to the Charity of your choice

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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.

A graveside 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 officiating.

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.

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 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 Cowboy Church.

Survivors include 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.

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Dorothy Clay Watson

 Dec. 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 Farm”. 

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. 

Dorothy’s 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

interdenominational groups meeting in several homes.  She taught Sunday school for years and led the Worship Division of Episcopal Church Women for the Virginia Diocese. 

Dorothy worked 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. 

“Coffee 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 and loved.

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. 

The 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. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Mona Ruth Stoepler

Mona Ruth Stoepler age 89 passed away January, 23, 2014 in Kingsland, Texas.

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.

Survivors include 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.

 

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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. 

He 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.

 

He 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.

Sisters 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 Everett Moore.
 

Honorary 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.

 

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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. 

This was the home where she loved to watch the river flow by and the songbirds and squirrels play in their yard. 

This 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.  

She 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 and nephew. 

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Kingsland Public Library, 125 Polk Street, Kingsland, TX. 78639.  325-388-3170. 

Please include Colleen Oakes Memorial Fund on the memo line of the check. A memorial service is pending.

 

 

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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.

 Paternal 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.

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Frances Hyatt

Frances 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.

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James Earl Warren

 

James “Jimmy” Earl Warren, 51, of Kingsland, Texas, left this world to join his family of angels on January 6, 2014. Jimmy was born in Dallas, Texas,

on January 16, 1962, to Bobby Don and Barbara Ann (Hawthorne) Warren.

Jimmy attended 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 home.

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 blues music.

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.

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Martha Box

 

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

with 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.

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 Pete Nolan Lebow

Pete Nolan Lebow, 52, a longtime resident of Kingsland, TX passed away in the home he shared with his devoted mother on January 6th, 2014. 

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,

Kellie & 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,

Steven & 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.

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Pearl Goble

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.

Grandsons Stuart 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.

Sister in 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.

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 Ethel Rosie Tucker

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.

She 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.

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Leona 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 Uvalde, Texas,

 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

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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;

brother, 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.  

 He 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

stores 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. 

Celebration of Life services will be on January 5 at 3:00 at the Lone Star Cowboy Church, Montgomery, Texas .

 All services will be officiated by his uncle, Rissell Bertrand.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Llano Christian Academy. 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

A visitation 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. 

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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 35 years.

 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.

 

Visitation will be Friday, December 13, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Kingsland.

 

Graveside service will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park with Tara Hyland Officiating.

 

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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 County. 

 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 and respect.

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

Grandchildren; 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.

 

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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.

Survivors 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.

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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.

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Carolee Jean Smithee 

Carolee Jean Smithee age 27 of Liberty Hill passed away November 23, 2013. She was born in Brownwood, Texas June 10, 1986 to Traci Lee Stanley.

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.

Carolee was 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. 

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  Aloha Louise Pittman

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.

She 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.

Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00P.M. Friday, November 15, 2013 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral.

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Marion Richerson 

Marion 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.

Mrs. 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 Odessa.

The survivor 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.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Edward Brown 

 

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.

Survivors 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.

No services are planned at this time.

Memorials can be made to a battered women home or foundation.

 

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Florence Selcke 

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.

Funeral service will be at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Chapel in Kingsland, Texas Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Danielle Casey officiating.

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. 

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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.

C.R. 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.

Funeral 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.

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Charlene Moore 

Charlene 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.

Cremation arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Kingsland, Texas. 

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Paul Toeppich

Paul 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 Llano Counties.

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 Home

Funeral Service will be Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Vandeventer officiating.

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.

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Lucille Halliburton

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.

Lucille moved to Llano in 1939. She married the love of her life Ottis Lee Halliburton May 9, 1941 in Llano, Texas.

He 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 Chapel. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2PM in our Chapel with burial to follow at Llano City Cemetery.

 

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Willena McKneely 

 

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.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Cherokee or charity of your choice. 

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Reeves Jungkind

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.

Reeves 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 your choice. 

 

 

 

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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.

Cremation arrangements 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.

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Vicki Lynn Young

Vicki 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. 

Vicki 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 Shoals. 

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.

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  Nellie Collings

Nellie 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.

Survivors 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.

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Shirley Ann Hatfield

 

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, TX

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,

Cynthia 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.

 

 

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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.

Lucille 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.

Funeral 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.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pontotoc Cemetery Association.

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Brian Lee Gibs 

 

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.

Brian 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 support.

 

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.

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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 (Lane) Hale. 

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.

Leroy 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.

He 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.

Leroy 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.

Funeral 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.

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Weldon Brice 

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.

  He 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.

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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 We Go”.

 

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.

Pallbearers will be Bubba Wolf, Joe Wells, Wesley Williams, Cecil Billings, Thomas Shull and Gary Delz.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion in Llano.

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Peggy Lee 

Peggy Lee, of Buchannan Dam, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2013 at the age of 77.

She 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.

She 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 Church,
  850 Lillian Dean, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609.

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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.

Ona 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.

She 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.


 

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Philip Benjamin Trombatore

Went to be with the Lord August 9th 2013 in Marble Falls, TX.

 

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.

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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 Tx.,

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.

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  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.

  

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  Paydin Len "George" Grogg

 

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 there.

 

A Memorial 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.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in his memory to your local volunteer fire department or public park.

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 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.

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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 ring.

 

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 of Llano.   

 

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.

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  Eloy Villareal 

 

 

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.

 

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                                                                                                                   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.

 

John 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.

 

He 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.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woundedwarriorproject.org or 210-569-0300.

 

A 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.

 

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Rachel Alice Click

 

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.

 

Preceding her in death were daughter, Kerrie Marie Click, and brother, Basil Ingle of Granite Falls, NC.

 

Funeral services 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.

 

Pallbearers will be Scott Ingle, Seth Ingle, Greg Tatum, Paul Tatum, Wesley McFarland, Steve McFarland, Michael McFarland, and Greg McFarland.

 

Memorials can be made to St. James Lutheran Church in Llano or the charity of your choice.

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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.

 

In 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 Houston. 

                         

Hatch served 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 and friends.

 

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.

 

 

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  Jewel Gertrude Todd

 

 

Jewel Gertrude 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 21, 1921.

 

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!

 

Funeral services 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.

 

Memorials may be made to “Sharing the Harvest,” at First Baptist Church, P.O. 1139, Kingsland, Texas 78639

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  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.

 

Graveside 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.

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Ronald Sanderson 

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.

Ronald 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.

Survivors 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.

Memorial 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.

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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 and cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sug Mazurek and son, Ron Mazurek.

    

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                                                                                                                          Peggy Jo Holcomb 

  Peggy 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 she

was 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.

 

She 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 10:00AM

 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

 

 

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Alice Louise Christian

 

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 

 

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Wanda Jean Osbourn

 

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 County.

 

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.

 

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Dorothy 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 passed away.

 

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 and good.

 

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.

 

With 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 the song.”

 

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.

 

 

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Jessie Louise (Jackie) Kenner

 

 

Jessie 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.

 

Jackie 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.

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  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.

 

She 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
 
 

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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

 Harker 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.

 

  

Private Services are planned at this time.

 

 

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  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.

 

She 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.

 

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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 Grandchildren.

 

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.

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Mildred Ann Larremore

 

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.

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 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.

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Mary Adelaide Moore Hallmark

Mary 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”

before 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.

 

Adelaide’s 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.

Adelaide 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.

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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 and cars. 

 

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.

 

 

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 Ruth Busby Gage

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 & Market.

 

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.

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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.

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Hilda Lee Whitson

Hilda Lee Whitson, 89, of Kingsland, Texas went to her heavenly home on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

A celebration 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.

Burial 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 in 1924.

She graduated 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 in Kingsland.

 

Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother and sister Reba Dever.

 

Her Survivors:

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  Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

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 their choice.

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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.

 

Gloria 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.

 

She 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:

 

Christ Yoder Animal Shelter

P. O. Box 1041

 Marble Falls, TX 78654