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Milton H. Baker Sr.

Services for retired Sgt. 1st Class Milton H. Baker, 48, of Killeen, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home with the Revs. William E. Eye and Donald Broadwater officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Baker died Jan. 31, 2002, at a local hospital.

He was born Oct. 20, 1953, in Sullivan, Mo.

Baker was raised in Missouri and entered the U.S. Army in 1972. Baker came to Killeen in 1987. He married Cheryl Stucker on Sept. 29, 1991. Baker retired from the military on Aug. 31, 1992. He worked for Wal-Mart for 10 years before retiring in November because of illness. Baker was a deacon at the Youngsport Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of Killeen; four sons, Milton H. Baker Jr. and James Baker, both of Salem, Ore., Troy Belviy of Killeen and Kevin Smith of Mount Washington, Ky.; three daughters, Miranda Baker of Salem, and Karen Gentry and Deanna Hudson, both of Mount Washington; his mother, Helen Baker of St. Clair, Mo.; a brother, John Baker of Cabet, Ark.; a sister, Mary Adams of Londell, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren.

Baker was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Baker; two brothers, Leonard Baker Jr. and James Baker; and two sisters, Linda Hammond and Mary Margrette Baker.

The family will receive visitors from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Killeen.
 
 

Carrie W. Bohrer

Services for Carrie W. Bohrer, 77, of Killeen, are pending with Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen.

Mrs. Bohrer died Feb. 2, 2002, at a local nursing home.
 
 

Buck McBeth

COPPERAS COVE — Services for Buck McBeth, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sheppard Funeral Home in Copperas Cove with the Rev. Hal Davis officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Laural Land Cemetery in Dallas.

McBeth died Feb. 3, 2002, at a Temple hospital.

He was born Nov. 11, 1923, in Wills Point.

McBeth served in the U.S. Army and was employed in telecommunications.

He married Nora Alice McBeth on April 4, 1954.

Survivors include his wife of Copperas Cove; a son, Tommy Glen McBeth of Copperas Cove; a daughter, Beckie Perry of Frisco; a sister, Lou V. McVeigh of Livingston; and three grandchildren.

McBeth was preceded in death by his parents, Almond and Myrtle McBeth.

The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Sheppard Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.
 
 

Bruni Mendez

HARKER HEIGHTS — Services for Bruni Mendez, 54, will be at 11 a.m. today at Belton Church of Christ with the Rev. Joe Baisden officiating. The body will then be cremated.

Ms. Mendez died Feb. 2, 2002, at a Temple hospital.

She was born Feb. 20, 1947, in Puerto Rico to Francisco Torres and Rubencia Luna.

Survivors include her children, Daphne J. Davis of Fort Worth and Landy O. Mendez of Utah; her parents, Francisco and America Torres of Deltona, Fla.; two brothers, Joe E. Torres of Deltona and Louis Torres of Clarmont, Fla.; two sisters, Ada Luna of Oakland, Calif., and Alicia McMullen of Peksill, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her biological mother, Rubencia Luna.

The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. today.
 
 

Thelma Pedigo

FORT WORTH — Graveside services for Thelma Pedigo, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Salado Cemetery with Leroy Kemp officiating.

Mrs. Pedigo died Feb. 2, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital.

She was born April 9, 1918, in Milam County to Simon Ernest and Beulah Alam Williams.

Mrs. Pedigo married J.D. Pedigo in January 1941 in Bell County. They operated a dairy in Milam County and later in the Prairie Dell community before moving to Fort Worth in the mid–1960s. Mrs. Pedigo was a member of the First Baptist Church in Salado.

Survivors include one son, Gary Pedigo of Austin; four daughters, Nancy Osborn, Sandra Murphy, Janice Arter and Diane Rodden, all of Fort Worth; two brothers, Truitt Williams and Guinn Williams, both of Salado; four sisters, Wilma Williams, Billye Fuller, Patsy Hinsley and Sybil Smith, all of Salado; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive visitors from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton.
 
 

Clem Edgar Tucker

BON AQUA, TENN. — Services for Clem Edgar Tucker, 86, formerly of Killeen, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson, Tenn.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Dickson County Memorial Gardens.

Tucker died Feb. 2, 2002, at a Dickson hospital.

Tucker was a 30-year retiree from the U.S. Army. He was a native of Fulton County, Ky. Tucker was a member of Killeen Masonic Lodge No. 1125, a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen Slevin Tucker of Bon Aqua; a son, Jackie L. Tucker of Bon Aqua; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

The family will receive visitors from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson.

Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home.
 

MaryAnn Bouthiette

BELTON — Services for MaryAnn J. Bouthiette, 51, are pending with Harper-Talasek Funeral Home of Temple.

Mrs. Bouthiette died July 31, 2002.

She was a longtime schoolteacher with Killeen Independent School District.
 
 

Clyde F. Bright

A memorial service for retired Master Sgt. Clyde F. "Sparky" Bright, 62, of Killeen will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen with Chaplain Dar Evans officiating.

The body will be cremated.

Bright died July 30, 2002, in Killeen.

He was born Aug. 29, 1939, in Concord, N.C.

Bright, who had served in the U.S. Army Special Forces, retired after 24 years of service.

His military awards and decorations included the Bronze Star Medal with an oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with a silver service star and three bronze service stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Bright was a life member of the Special Forces Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9192 in Killeen and the American Legion Post 106 Kennedy-Hall in Cleveland, N.C.

He had lived in Killeen for 22 years and had worked for Lucent Technologies.

Bright was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include his wife, Kumiko Bright of Killeen; a son, David Furman Bright of Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Taka "Shirley" Schwartz of Killeen and Deborah Lynn Minyard of Austin; two sisters, Lottie Moore of Cleveland and Eleanor Anderson of Sanford, Fla.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Bright was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jessie Bright; and a brother, retired Master Sgt. Robert F. Bright.
 
 

Ricardo A. Garcia

Graveside services with full military honors for retired Master Sgt. Ricardo A. Garcia, 64, of Killeen will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Killeen Memorial Park.

Garcia died July 30, 2002, at his residence.

He was born June 25, 1938, in Kansas City, Kan., and had lived in Killeen since 1972.

Survivors include a son, Richard Anthony Garcia of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two daughters, Kimberly Jo Garcia of Bastrop and Lisa Marie Garcia of Fort Lauderdale; a brother, Cornelius R. Garcia of Meridianville, Ala.; and a sister, Juanita Cregger of Killeen.

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home of Killeen is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Lynda Lou Hughes

COPPERAS COVE — Graveside services for Lynda Lou Hughes, 47, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Santa Anna Cemetery in Santa Anna with the Rev. Jeff Robinet officiating.

Miss Hughes died Aug. 1, 2002, at a Killeen hospital.

She was born Aug. 17, 1954, at Fort Hood.

Miss Hughes graduated from Copperas Cove High School and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Gatesville.

Survivors include her mother, Nancy L. Holt Hughes; and a brother, Marty Hughes.

Miss Hughes was preceded in death by her father, Maj. Martin Hughes; and her grandparents, Roy D. and Mildred Holt.

Memorials may be made to the Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas 76878.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Judson B. McAnally

LAMPASAS — Graveside services for Judson Brynell McAnally, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Cemetery in Burnet County with Reid Schaub officiating.

McAnally died July 31, 2002, at a Lampasas hospital.

He was born Feb. 23, 1928, in Coleman, the son of the late Jim McAnally and Lydia Ethel Barnett.

McAnally, a boom operator with an aircraft refueling squadron, retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years.

He was a member of the AMVETS and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

McAnally had lived in Lampasas since 1981.

Survivors include two sons, Larry McAnally of Arlington and Jim McAnally of Harker Heights; a daughter, Teresa Smith Summerlin of Lampasas; a sister, Ruth Wilson of Houston; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

McAnally was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Briggs-Gamel Funeral Home of Lampasas is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Otha L. Onnick

TEMPLE — Graveside services with military honors for Otha L. Onnick, 70, were held Aug. 1, 2002, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Onnick died July 23, 2002, at a Temple hospital, following a long illness.

He was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Harrison County, the son of the late Johnnie Y. and Olivia Rolland Onnick.

Onnick served several years in the U.S. Army, two enlistments in the U.S. Navy and completed his military career in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Onnick is survived by a brother, Joe Rolland of Jefferson.

Heritage Funeral Home of Harker Heights was in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Agnes Smith

HARKER HEIGHTS — Services for Agnes Smith, 72, are pending with Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights.

Mrs. Smith died Aug. 1, 2002, at a Temple hospital, following a short illness.
 

Ottillia Greenwade

DALLAS, Ore. — Services for Ottillia "Tillie" Greenwade, 87, will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville with the Rev. Rex Tilly officiating.

Burial will follow at Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Greenwade died Oct. 10, 2002, in Dallas, Ore.

She was born Nov. 14, 1914, in Crawford, the daughter of the late George and Ida Sampert Messiner.

Mrs. Greenwade was reared and attended school in Crawford.

She married Dan Jones in 1952, and they made their home in Valley Mills. He preceded her in death in 1966.

In 1975, she married Jesse L. Greenwade, and they moved to Independence, Ore. He preceded her in death in 1982.

She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Monmouth, Ore.

Survivors include three stepsons, Alton Greenwade of Monmouth, Herschel Greenwade of Salem, Ore., and Loyd Greenwade of Eugene, Ore.; a brother, Henry Massirer of Gatesville; and six sisters, Rosie Massirer and Hulda Massirer, both of Dallas, Lena Carroll of Gatesville, Marie Ellison of Waco, Edna Pick of Nebraska and Allyne Massirer of Crawford.
 
 

Vera M. Haney

TULSA, Okla. — Services for Vera Murtis Haney, 93, are pending with Dodson Funeral Home of Lampasas.

Mrs. Haney died Oct. 14, 2002.
 
 

Christine Millsap

LAGUNA PARK — Services for Christine Mary Louise "Nannie" Millsap, 61, will be at 2 p.m. today at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville with the Rev. Rex Tilly officiating.

Burial will follow at Slater Cemetery.

Mrs. Millsap died Oct. 13, 2002, at a Waco hospital.

She was born April 22, 1941, in Waco, the daughter of Earline Kellerman Faubion and the late Henry Revy Faubion.

Mrs. Millsap was reared and attended school in Waco.

Survivors include her husband, Ace Millsap of Laguna Park; a son, Kenneth Millsap of Gatesville; two daughters, Kathy Stevens of Lake Whitney and Donna Gilmore of Gatesville; her mother of Gatesville; two sisters, Nancy Abbe and Yuvonne Schmalriede; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the West Shore Volunteer Fire Department.
 
 

Patricia E. Packwood-Janke

BELTON — Services for Patricia E. Packwood-Janke, 51, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bartlett.

Burial will be at 5 p.m. at Morgan Hill Cemetery in Morgan Hill.

Mrs. Packwood-Janke died Oct. 13, 2002, at her residence after a battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 3, 1951, in Borger, the daughter of Jerry and Wanda Cole Packwood.

Mrs. Packwood-Janke was employed at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton for 16½ years.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bartlett.

Survivors include her husband, Glen Janke of Belton; a son, Jason McCourt of Temple; a daughter, Emilee Haggard of Fort Worth; a stepson, Trent Janke of Belton; a stepdaughter, Carrie Janke of Belton; her parents of Morgan Hill; a brother, Michael Packwood of Morgan Hill; and a grandson.

Memorials may be made to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor or St. John's Lutheran Church in Bartlett.
 
 

Mattie A. Richards

FORT WORTH — Services for Mattie Adelle Richards, 87, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville with the Rev. Willie Clarke officiating.

Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville.

Mrs. Richards died Oct. 14, 2002, in Fort Worth.

She was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Locker, the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Inez Smith Benner.

Mrs. Richards married W.C. Richards Sr. on Oct. 6, 1934. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, W.C. Richards Jr. of Lancaster; and a granddaughter.

Mrs. Richards was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Elaine Corbitt.
 
 

Joseph C. Stewart

Services for Joseph Chad Stewart, 19, of Killeen will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Killeen Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Nathaniel Holcomb officiating.

The body will be cremated.

Stewart died Oct. 7, 2002, at a local hospital.

He was born March 2, 1983, in Trinidad, West Indies.

Stewart was employed with the Army Air Force Exchange System at the Main Post Exchange on Fort Hood.

He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. His military awards included the Army Service Ribbon and the Aircraft Crewman Badge.

Stewart had lived in the Killeen area for eight years and was a member of the Christian House of Prayer.

Survivors include his parents, Arelene G. Stewart of Killeen and Joseph Forteau of Trinidad; six brothers, Selwyn Forteau, Chris Hinds and Henry Hinds, all of Trinidad, Ricardo Stewart of Killeen, Darren Stewart of Babenhausen, Germany, and Barry Alfred of Sunrise, Fla.; and two sisters, Sandra Stewart of Columbia, Md., and Teresa Alfred of Crofton, Md.

The family will receive visitors prior to the services.

George L. Burkett

BELTON — Services for George L. Burkett, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the North Belton Cemetery.

Burkett died Dec. 6, 2002 at his Belton home.

He was born Nov. 1, 1934 in Bronson. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1979, serving during the Vietnam conflict.

He married Minnie Faye Mannix Nov. 21, 1956, in Pineland.

He is preceded in death by his wife, his father George Washington Burkett and his mother Estell Burkett.

Survivors include three sons, Tommy George Burkett, Jessie D. Burkett, and Aaron James Burkett, all of Belton; one daughter, Donna Beth Coggin of Belton; one sister Rosa Leana Pardee of Belton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Dossman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ivy E. Conder

Services for Ivey E. "Junior" Conder, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Killeen City Cemetery.

Conder died Dec. 6, 2002 in a local hospital.

He was born March 11, 1917, in Killeen.

Conder was a lifelong resident of Killeen where he farmed and owned Conder's Exxon Station and Conder's Laundry.

He married his high school sweetheart, Neta Hopson, on Oct. 29, 1938 in Killeen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivy and Beulah Elmore Conder and a brother, Dennis Conder.

Survivors include his wife, Neta Hopson Conder of Killeen; a daughter, Sheila Perdue of Killeen, one brother, Ennis Conder of Killeen and one sister, Terecia Schroeder of Killeen and two grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Conder Valley Community Church Building Fund, 2804 Little Wood, Killeen, TX 76549.

Susan Pilgrim Foster

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — No services are scheduled at this time for Susan Cecilia Pilgrim Foster, 87.

Mrs. Foster died Dec. 6, 2002.

She was born Dec. 18, 1914 in Franklin County, Ohio to William and Edith Hoek Pilgrim.

Survivors include one daughter, Rose Kinney of La Porte and four grandsons.

The Warlick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Adeline Hartmiller

Services for Adeline Hartmiller, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Crawford Bowers Chapel with the Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Killeen Memorial Park.

Mrs. Harmiller died Dec. 2, 2002, in Temple.

She was born Feb. 14, 1913, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mrs. Harmiller was a homemaker and had lived in the community since 1962.

She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 490, the Veterans of Foreign War Auxillary Post 3892 and the Fort Hood Retired Non-commissioned officers wives' club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Harmiller, in 1992.

Survivors include a son, Frederick Ketz of Warrenton, Va.; a brother, Howard Ketz of Parma, Ohio; a sister, Ruth Howe of Columbia, N.C. and four grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to Eastern Star Chapter 490, P.O. Box 602, Killeen, TX, 76540.

Jose E. Ramos

Services for Jose E. "Cookie" Ramos, 13 will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Harper-Talasek Chapel with the Rev. Wilfredo Feliciano officiating. The body will be cremated.

Ramos died Dec. 6, 2002 in a Temple hospital.

He was born Aug. 29, 1989 in Wurzburg, Germany.

Ramos was a special education student at Haynes Elementary.

Survivors include his parents, Jose and Marta I. Ramos.


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