Miscellaneous Coryell County, Texas Obituaries - 2002/2003


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Funeral services for Clyde L. Reynolds, 71, of Copperas Cove were held Aug. 6 [2002] at Crawford- Bowers Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Hooser officiating. Burial with full military honors followed at Copperas Cove City Cemetery. He died Aug. 2 at a local hospital. 
Reynolds was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Kennett, Mo. He was raised and educated in Shaw Miss., and graduated from Central Texas College in 1975 with an associate’s degree. 
Reynolds retired from the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant after 20 years of service, and also retired from civil service as an automotive supervisor. 
Reynolds was a member of the Copperas Cove Model A Club and the Belton Masonic Lodge 320 Scottish Rite. He had lived in the community since 1967 and was a member of Robertson Avenue Baptist Church in Copperas Cove. 
Survivors include wife Christel Reynolds of Copperas Cove; two sons, Robert Reynolds of Houston and Thomas Reynolds of Killeen; a daughter, Brenda Holt of Copperas Cove; brother Clifford Reynolds of Drew, Miss.; two sisters, Cordie Mae Hamilton of Morton, Miss. and Mary Christine Kline of Grayson, La; and one grandchild. 

Funeral services for Viktoria Louise Bruni, 58, were held August 8 [2002] at Crawford-Bowers Chapel in Copperas Cove. Burial followed the service at Copperas Cove City Cemetery. She died August 4 at a hospital in Killeen of natural causes. 
Bruni was born September 22, 1943 in Munich, Germany were she was raised and educated. She married Alfred Bruni on December 22, 1961 in Munich, Germany. Bruni worked as a seamstress with Lena’s Dressmaker Fabric Shop in Copperas Cove for over 12 years. At the time of her death she had been a sales associate in the fabric department of the Copperas Cove WalMart for over 10 years. She was a member of the Catholic denomination and had been a member of the community since 1967. 
Survivors include her husband Alfred Bruni; three sons Ray Bruni of Killeen, Michael Bruni and Pete Bruni; three brothers Berti Siegl, Franzi Siegl, and Bernard Siegl all of Munich, Germany; two sisters Mausi Haannelore Cahner of Munich, Germany and Helga Bernard of Conneaut, Ohio; and four grandchildren. 
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Graveside services for Lynda Lou Hughes, 47, of Copperas Cove, were held Aug. 2 [2002] at Santa Anna Cemetery in Santa Anna with the Rev. Jeff Robinet officiating. She died Aug. 1 at a Killeen hospital. 
Hughes was born Aug. 17, 1954, at Fort Hood. She was the daughter of the late Maj. Martin Hughes and Nancy L. Hughes. She was graduate of Copperas Cove High School and a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Gatesville. 
Her father preceded her in death. Survivors include her mother and a brother, Marty Hughes, DVM. 
Memorials may be made to the Santa Anna Cemetery, Santa Anna, Texas 76878. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove handled arrangements. 
Funeral services for Harold M. Uphill, 83, of Copperas Cove, were held Aug. 6 at Hillside Evangelical Methodist Church in Copperas Cove with the Rev. Russ Cochran officiating. 
Burial followed at the Copperas Cove City Cemetery. He died Aug. 3 at a Killeen hospital. 
Uphill was born Oct. 19, 1918, in Kenosha, Wis. He lived in the Copperas Cove area for more than 20 years, and was retired from the Copperas Cove City Housing Authority. He was a member of Hillside Evangelical Methodist Church and the “Lil’ Tex Coffee Club” in Copperas Cove. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Anna Uphill; and three brothers, Eugene, Henry and Delmar Uphill. He is survived by his wife, Roberta “Bobbie” Uphill of Copperas Cove, a son, Dennis Uphill, also of Copperas Cove; one brother, Wilbur Uphill of Sun City, Ariz.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove handled arrangements.

Lydia Jordan, 70, of Copperas Cove died Dec. 4 [2002] at her residence. Memorial services were held Dec. 8 at Crawford Bowers Chapel, with Cremation following. 
Jordan was born June 12, 1932, in Steinach, Germany, where she was born and raised. 
She was a Catholic and a member of the community for 13 years. 
She is survived by her husband, Oliver Jordan of Bamburg, Germany; a son, Oliver Jordan of Geldersheim, Germany; two daughters, Sherry Irizarry of Copperas Cove and Patricia Angelicchi of Sennfeld, Germany; a brother, Egon Schmidtt of Steinach, Germany; and 5 grandchildren. 

Services for Virginia Ruth Tiller, 87, were held on Wednesday in the Crawford Bowers Chapel. Mrs. Tiller died on Monday in a Belton nursing facility of natural causes. Cremation followed the services. 
Mrs. Tiller was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Fort Worth and raised and educated there, attending elementary school and Central High School. She lived in El Paso for 16 and 1/2 years and then moved to Fort Campbell, Kent. She married Jess Tiller on July 29, 1940 in Alamogordo, N.M. and moved to Copperas Cove in 1964. 
Mrs. Tiller was preceded in death by husband Jess Tiller who died on May 22, 1994. She is survived by sons Jeff F. (Skip) Tiller, of Murrida, Calif., John E. Tiller of Kyle, Robert E. Tiller of San Marcos and Richard E. Tiller of Copperas Cove. Daughters Linda J. Osuna of Temple, Elizabeth Ann James of Copperas Cove and Sue M. Milligan of Lincoln, Neb., also survive as do sisters Jean Thompson of Everman and Jessie Cagle of Fort Worth. Tiller is also survived by 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
The family asks that memorial consideration be given to diabetes, heart and lung cancer associations.
[Published February 28, 2003]

Hanse Joshua Peterson, 15, of Copperas Cove died Feb. 4, 2003, at his residence. 
The family is planning a cremation. There was a visitation on Feb. 8 at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home. 
He was born March 27, 1987, in Encino Calif. and was raised and educated in Mena, Ark., and Copperas Cove. He had attended S.C Lee Junior High School and was currently attending Copperas Cove High School as a freshman. 
Peterson is survived by parents Heath and Donnene Peterson of Copperas Cove; brothers Heath J. Peterson II of Hatfield, Ark., Hugh Justin Peterson and Hal Jordan Peterson of Copperas Cove; and sister Harlena Jill Dyer of Seattle Wash. He was also survived by aunt and uncles William and Jill Hall and Joanne and Johnny Russell of Copperas Cove; Leanne and David Leach of Rosamond, Calif.; Resalie Stanfield of Pennsylvania; Jim Peterson of Iowa; and Judy and Nathan Moore, Larry and Chris Hall, Donald and Shiela Hall, Michael Hall and Dee Dee Hodge, all of Copperas Cove. He was also survived by grandparents Donald and Darlene Dawson of Flynn.
[Published February 28, 2003]

Funeral services for Melania Michelle Tomlinson, 20, of Lampasas were held Feb. 8 at High Valley Baptist Church in Bend with Rev. George McHorse officiating. Burial followed at High Valley Cemetery. Tomlinson died Feb. 5 due to an auto accident. 
Tomlinson was born Sept. 13, 1982 in Austin. She was married to Curtis Tomlinson in Hancock Park in Lampasas on Nov. 11, 2002. She was a member of High Valley Baptist Church in Bend and had been a member of the Lampasas community for 2 years. 
Tomlinson was survived by parents Robert and Tammy Fullerton of Bend, husband Curtis Tomlinson of Lampasas, son Kyle Tomlinson of Lampasas, sister Theresa Fullerton of Bend, mother-in-law Mildred Smith of Lampasas, and maternal grandparents Jack and La Nell Daniels of Bend. 
Memorials can be made to High Valley Cemetery Association c/o Pam Henniger, 711 CR 448 San Saba, TX 76877 or to the Trust Fund for Kyle Tomlinson at First Texas Bank in Lampasas.
[Published February 28, 2003]

Funeral services for Maggie M Thomas, 102, of Copperas Cove were held Feb. 10 at Crawford-Bower Chapel. Burial followed at the Copperas Cove City Cemetery. Thomas died Feb. 8 in Lampasas due to natural causes. 
She was raised and educated in Coryell County. She was a homemaker and married Sidney Earl Thomas on Oct. 17, 1923, in Kempner. 
Thomas was a member of the Methodist church and a life long member of the community. 
Thomas was preceded in death by parents Ruben Millsaps and Ada Warren Millsaps; brothers Smoot, Allen and William Robert Millsaps; sisters Eva Millsaps and Myrtle Reding and by husband Sid Thomas. 
Thomas was survived by sister Lola Oswalt of Killeen and four nieces and four nephews.
[Published February 28, 2003]

Funeral services for Joseph Jachin Bowman, 19, of Copperas Cove were held Feb. 15 at Post Commanche Chapel with the Rev. Robert Diggs. Burial followed at the Copperas Cove City Cemetery. He died Feb. 4 in San Marcus due to natural causes. 
Bowman was born in Fort Hood. He graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 2001. He was currently attending College at Southwest Texas University in San Marcos. He was studying Computer Science and was an Honorary student in high school and college. He was a member of God’s Angel Choir, on the Drill Team and an usher in the marching band in high school and in college. He was also a member of the Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students. 
Bowman was a member of the Protestant church and a lifelong member of the community. 
Bowman was survived by parents Joseph and Barbara Brown of Copperas Cove. He was also survived by sisters Natasha L. Bowman of Copperas Cove, Kimberly Bowman of Maryland and Karen Bowman of N.C and by maternal grandparent Mattie B. Dawson of Mississippi.
[Published February 28, 2003]

Funeral services for Harry D. Heasley, 67, of Copperas Cove were held at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove on March 22, 2003, at 10 a.m. Interment was at Copperas Cove City Cemetery with full military honors. 
Heasley died Thursday, March 20 at a local hospital. 
Born May 20, 1935, in Grove City, Pa., Heasley had been a resident of Copperas Cove resident since 1970. Reared and educated in Forrestville and Slippery Rock, Pa., Heasley graduated from Slippery Rock High School in 1953. 
He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1974 and was a Vietnam veteran. He retired in 1974 with over 20 years of service with the rank of Sergeant First Class. Heasley’s awards and decorations include the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. 
Heasley married Jeanne Ann McGill of Elkton, MD on July 5, 1957. He worked locally for Hughes Construction Co. He was a member of VFW Post 8577 in Copperas Cove and American Legion Post 852 of Harrisburg, PA. 
Heasley is survived by his wife, Jeanne, three daughters, Kim Heasley and Joni Harris of Temple, and Janette Knox of Belton, and two grandchildren. 

Funeral services for Victor Walter (V. W.) Hauk, 70, of Cameron will be 2 p.m. Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the Clarkson Cemetery in the Clarkson community. 
Family visitation will be Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. . Hauk died Monday, March 24, 2003 at his residence. 
Hauk, rancher and retired Milam County Commissioner, was born Aug. 15, 1932, in the Clarkson community to Joe and Vera Garrett Hauk. He married Anita Ocker on April 23, 1954. He was an U.S. Army veteran. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy and Paul Hauk. 
He is survived by his wife, Anita Hauk of Cameron; two sons, Larry Hauk of Copperas Cove and Donald Hauk of Cameron; two daughters, Marilyn Hauk Essex of Des Moines, Iowa and Polly Hauk of Cameron; two brothers, Johnny Hauk of New Braunfels and Billy Hauk of West, and five grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to the Clarkson Cemetery Association, Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home, P. O. Box 225, Cameron, Texas, 76520. 
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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