Miscellaneous De Witt County, Texas Obituaries


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Temple K. Chaddock
Temple K. Chaddock, 72, of Cuero, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001. 
He was born Feb. 28, 1928, in DeWitt County, to the late Temple Henry and May Klokau Chaddock. He was a cattle buyer at Owen Meat Packing Co. in Brownsville and owned the Three Rivers Livestock Auction. He worked as a cattle buyer for numerous packing companies and as a stocker and feed buyer. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army. 
Mr. Chaddock was an active supporter of Cuero Livestock Show and had participated in the show since his youth. 
He served as mission chairman for Jerusalem Baptist Church in Cuero for many years. 
Survivors: wife, Julia Martin Chaddock of Cuero; daughters, Becky Leick, and husband Roger, of Houston and Ruth Chaddock of Cuero; son, Mark Chaddock of Cuero; sisters, Evelyn Bennett of Beeville and Hazel Buck of Houston; brothers, Clarence Chaddock of LaPorte and Kyle Chaddock of Richmond; grandchildren, Amy Chaddock of Newport Beach, Calif., and Zachery Martin Leick of Houston. 
Preceded in death by: parents; and grandson, John Temple Leick. 
Visitation was Saturday at Freund Funeral Home chapel, Cuero. 
Services were Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at First Baptist Church of Cuero, with the Revs. Bob Hairston and Glenn Robertson officiating. 
Burial was at Hillside Cemetery, Cuero. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, was in charge of arrangements. 
Pallbearers: J.W. Bridges, Terry Smith, Gene Davis, Joe Price, Dr. Raymond R. Reese, Dutton Lane, Chester Wallace and Perry Smith. 
Honorary pallbearers: Richard Gonzales, Doyle Colwell, The Blanfords, James Donnels and the Deacons of First Baptist Church. 
Memorials: First Baptist Church or South Texas Children's Home. 

Viola G. Haynes
Viola Geffert Haynes, 81, of San Antonio and formerly of Yorktown, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. 
She was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Weesatche, to the late Helmuth J. and Octavia Cravey Geffert. She was a retired bookkeeper at Mitchell Motors in San Antonio, having served for 42 years. She was past matron of the San Antonio Radiant Chapter of the Eastern Star No. 3. 
Survivors: sisters, Iola Schlein and Ruby Owens, both of San Antonio; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: son, Billy Louis Thomas; parents; sister, Ruth Dybowski; brothers, Leslie Geffert and Lester B. Geffert. 
Visitation was Saturday at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home chapel. 
Services were Saturday at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Will Paul Menn officiating. 
Burial was at Westside Cemetery in Yorktown. Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials: American Heart Association. 

Richard Tice
Richard "Larry" Tice, 69, of Cuero, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001. 
He was born Nov. 8, 1931, in Waco, to the late James Meddock and Annie Laurie Smiley Tice. He was a retired drilling supervisor at Mobil Oil Company and served with the U.S. Marines in Korea. 
Survivors: wife, Mary I. Tice of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Tina Matejek and Tracie Quinterro, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and Rena Dworaczyk of Cuero; sister, Joy Gentry of Las Vegas, Nev.; and six grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Margaret Williams and Barbara Sharp; brother, James Tice. 
Visitation was Friday at Freund Funeral Home chapel. 
Services were Saturday at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Glenn Robertson officiating. 
Burial was at Hillside Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, was in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials: American Heart Association. 

Bryan Stubbs Jr.
Bryan Stubbs Jr., 72, of Cuero, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001. 
He was born Jan. 11, 1929, in DeWitt County, to the late Bryan and Mary Skrehot Stubbs Sr. He was owner of Stubbs Texaco Station for 10 years and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. 
He played semi-pro baseball for the Cuero Trotters and Double-A professional baseball in Valley League for the Brownsville Charros from 1949 to 1951. He was a lifetime member of the Rawhide Riders Association and was a member of the Sons of Hermann Lodge. He served in the National Guard. 
Survivors: wife, Jo Webb Stubbs; daughters, Val Whites of Arneckeville, Jan Reagan of Leander and Pam Haun of Meyersville; son, Mike Stubbs of Cuero; brother, Walter Bart Stubbs of Cuero; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation was Friday at Freund Funeral Home chapel. 
Services were Saturday at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Daniel Giorgi officiating. 
Burial was at Nelms Cemetery in Concrete. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, was in charge of arrangements. 
Pallbearers: Mindy Hahn, Clint Hahn, Nikki Haun, Kelsie Haun, Brooks Haun, Kyle Stubbs, Cody Stubbs, Megan Whites and Clay Whites. 
Memorials: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. 

Verna M. Johnson
Verna M. Johnson, 80, of Cuero, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. 
She was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Cuero, to the late Elvin Sr. and Velma Wright. She was a retired school teacher after 42 years of service. 
Survivors: brother, Elvin Wright Jr. of Cuero. 
Preceded in death by: sister, Doris Johnson. 
Visitation was Tuesday at K.C. McDaniels Funeral Home chapel. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillside Cemetery in Cuero, the Rev. S.A. Jenkins officiating. K.C. McDaniels Funeral Home, Victoria, was in charge of arrangements. 

Thomas M. Hensley
Thomas “Tommy” M. Hensley, 78, died on Monday, Feb. 12, 2001. 
He was born on May 21, 1922 in Clinton. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II with the 43rd Bombardment Squadron as a teletype operator. He received an American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with two Bronze Stars. 
A lifelong resident of Cuero, Mr. Hensley was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Sons of Hermann, T.P.A., and the Cuero Masonic Lodge #409. After retirement from 36 years of service as dispatcher for the City of Cuero and the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Department, he continued to own and operate Tommy’s Saw Shop. 
Mr. Hensley is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jurlyn; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Fred Nashed of Canton, Massachusetts; son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Julie Hensley of Houston; and grandogs, Rita and Peso. He will be remembered for his kind, caring and gentle spirit. 
Visitation was held Tuesday at Freund Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Steve Byrne officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Freund Funeral Home. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.

Merlin E. Loe
Merlin E. Loe, age 88, died Sunday, June 17, 2001 in a local Nursing home following a long illness. He was a cattleman, worked for the Carson Cattle Co. He was born in Gonzales County to Claude Lee and Uzetta Johnson Lee. He lived most of his life in the area of Cheapside. 
Survivors: sister, Evelyn (Walter) Gill of Rio Ranch, New Mexico; sisters-in-law, Inez Lee and Lillian Lee, both of Three Rivers. 
Services were Saturday in the Bellevue Cemetery at Cheapside. Roberson Funeral Home. 

Sally V. Campbell
Sally Viola Campbell, 53, of Yorktown, died Sunday, June 17, 2001. 
She was born April 24, 1948, in Yorktown, to the late Claudie Sr. and Dorothy Lee James Campbell. She was a cook for Yorktown ISD and a member of the Rising Star Baptist Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Teresa Salazar of Yorktown; son, Willie Lewis Campbell of Yorktown; sisters, Lucille Campbell and Janet Campbell, both of Yorktown, Gloria Booker of Corpus Christi, Ruth Smith of Cuero and Alice Campbell of San Antonio; brother, Claudie "Junior" Campbell of Yorktown; and two grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Linda Campbell and Claudette Campbell; and brother, Louis Campbell. 
Visitation was Wednesday at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home chapel. Services were Thursday at the chapel, the Revs. A.J. Ball and Paul Green officiated. Burial was at Upper Yorktown Cemetery. Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2277. 
Pallbearers: Jermaine Rice, Jesse Gonzales, George Gonzales, Danny Gonzales, Alfonso Hernandez and Henry Rogers. 
Honorary pallbearers: James Campbell, Alex Campbell, Michael Booker and Jody Booker. 
Memorials: Yorktown EMS. 

Wilmer F. Heinze
Wilmer Fred Heinze, 87, of Nordheim, died Friday, June 15, 2001. 
He was born Dec. 19, 1913, in Nordheim, to the late Herman C. and Lillie Janssen Heinze. He was a member of Sons of Hermann in Nordheim and St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was a farmer. 
Survivors: wife, Ruth Carroll Steiger Heinze; daughter, Carroll Sue Williams of Houston; son, Herman Jake Heinze of Missouri City; sister, Lillian J. Musick of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: parents; and brother, Hayden Heinze. 
Private services will be held at a later date. Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2277. 

Joe Price
Joe Price, 91, of Cuero, died Sunday, June 24, 2001. 
He was born February 1, 1910 in DeWitt County to the late Charlie and Pearlie Liaz Price. He worked as a Rancher in Agriculture. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. 
Survivors: daughters, Lillian Thompson and Mary Price both of Houston; sons, Stanley Price and Joe Price, both of Yoakum; sister, Otelia Washington of San Antonio; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Arrie Lewis Price; and brother, Otis Price. 
Visitation is Thursday, June 28, from 7-8 p.m. at Freund Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services are Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at L. E. Meador Encampment Ground with the Rev. Chester Polk officiating. Burial will be in Pleasantville Cemetery, DeWitt County. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. 

Linda Ralls Moore
Linda Ralls Moore, 57, of Thomaston, died Friday, June 22, 2001. 
She was born April 15, 1944, in Victoria, to Lillian Mueller Ralls of Thomaston and the late O.T. Ralls. She was a bookkeeper at South Texas Electric for 23 years and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. 
She was a member of the Guadalupe Victoria Chapter DAR, the James W. Fannin Chapter DRT and the Cuero VFW Auxiliary. 
Survivors: daughter, Rebecca Moore Carroll of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Paul Moore of Richwood; mother, Lillian Reinecke; and one grandchild. 
Preceded in death by: father. 
Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. 
Services were Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Mission Valley, the Rev. Paul Muehlbrad officiated. 
Burial will be at Mission Valley Cemetery. Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Victoria, 573-4546. 
Pallbearers: James Morris Jr., David Morris Jr., Andrew Morris, Jeff Sproles, Glenn Sproles, Billy T. Sproles and Ronnie Morris. 
Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church of Trinity Episcopal School. 

Georgie H. Williams
Georgie H. Williams, 81, of Yorktown, passed away Monday, June 25, 2001. 
She was born February 22, 1920, in Nordheim, to the late Robert Heldt and Alwina Borchers Heldt. She was a retired retail salesperson and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Yvonne Presswood of Yorktown; son, Clinton Williams of New Braunfels; sisters, Marilyn Korth of Cuero, Frances Gates of Del Rio, and Violet Gohlke of Cuero; brother, Eddie Heldt of Weesatche; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Elvera F. Heldt and June Nell Borth; brothers, Robert E. Heldt, Roland Heldt, and Arnold Heldt. 
Visitation was Tuesday at Lamprecht-Janssen Chapel. Services will be held Wednesday, June 27, at Lamprecht-Janssen Chapel, the Rev. Patti Luebben officiating. Burial will follow the services at Nordheim Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Ryan Williams, Steven Crosier, Chris Anson, James Schafer, Darden Holt, Ronnie Heldt, Roy Williams and Belton Presswood. 
Honorary pallbearer: Robert Sherman. 
Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society.

Cynthia G. H. Brown
Cynthia Gay Heinold Brown, 34, of Yorktown, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001. 
She was born March 5, 1967, in Victoria, to Jimmy Allen Heinold and Deloris Cochrum Kruppa of Victoria. She was a medical insurance clerk for Crossroads Home Health. She was a Lutheran. 
Survivors: daughter, Shianne Nicole Brown of Yorktown; parents; sister, Krista Alane Heinold Westfall of Victoria; and brother, Jimmy Byran Heinold of Victoria. 
Visitation was at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Memorial services were Wednesday at Mission Valley Zion Lutheran Church, the Rev. Dennis Heinold officiated. Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Victoria, 361-573-4546. 
Memorials: Trust Fund for Shianne Brown at First Victoria National Bank or donor's choice. 

Donald F. Goodwin
Donald Fred "Duck" Goodwin, 58, of Cuero, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001. 
Survivors: sister, Mrs. Billie Phillips. 
Services were Thursday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Burial was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. D.W. Brooks Funeral Home, San Antonio, 210-223-2045. 

Una Lee Riedel Puckett
Una Lee Riedel Puckett, 86, of Victoria, died Thursday, October 11, 2001. 
She was born December 22, 1914 in Nordheim, Texas to the late Fred Riedel and Rose Duderstadt Riedel. She was a homemaker and was a Lutheran. 
She is survived by her son, Don Pfeifer of McAllen; sister, Roleen Diamond of Victoria; three grandchildren, Carol, David and James Pfeifer, all of McAllen. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond Puckett; two sisters, Roxie Riedel Smith and Priscilla Riedel Garner; one brother, Clifford Hadley Riedel. 
Services for Mrs. Puckett were held Saturday at the Rosewood Funeral Chapels, the Rev. John Waak officiated. Burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family received friends Friday at the funeral home. 
Pallbearers were: David Pfeifer, James Pfeifer, Reynolds Tharp, Roger Smith, Vernon Reasor, Jr., John Lara. 
If one so desires they may make contributions to the Twin Pines Nursing Home. All arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels. 

Ethel B. Koenig
Ethel B. Koenig, 89, of Cuero, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001. 
She was born May 1, 1912, in DeWitt County, to the late William Frederick and Frieda Junker Buehrig. She was a clerk at the State Welfare Department, and was a member of the Cuero Pilot Club, Cuero Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Women of the ELCA. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. 
Survivors: daughter, Mary Katherine Andrews of Katy; son, John W. "Bill" Koenig of Cuero; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: husband, Jerome William Koenig; son, Robert Jerome Koenig; parents; and brother, J. Elmo Buehrig; and one grandson. 
Visitation was Friday at Freund Funeral Home chapel. Services were Saturday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Cuero, Jason Korthauer officiated. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. 
Pallbearers: Kevin Koenig, Kenneth Koenig, Thomas Andrews, Karla Koenig Davis, Vincent Andrews, Beth Sanders, Kelly Bock and Leigh Ann Slovacek. 
Memorials: St. Mark's Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Beatrice Ida Kincaid
Memorial services for Beatrice Ida Kincaid, 77, of Reno, NE, and formerly of Cuero, will be held Thursday, January 31 at 3 p.m. at Lindenau Lutheran Church, with Pastor Hill officiating. 
She was born September 3, 1924 in DeWitt County to the late Willie Kanocke and Ella Rogenkamp. She was a homemaker. 
She is survived by: sister, Gladys Buchhorn; niece, Sandra Oehlke and husband Melvin; nephew, Roy A. Buchhorn and wife Sue. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Martin “Marty” John Block
Martin “Marty” John Block, 40, of Leawood, Kansas, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at his home. Memorial services were Friday, January 25, at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 9777 Antioch, Overland Park, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Vineyard Christian Fellowship Bldg. Fund or Baylor University Letterman’s Association. 
Marty was born November 25, 1961 in McAllen, TX. He was the manager of Software Development for Data Systems International. 
He is survived by his wife, Missy Block of the home; son, Grady; sister, Jackie Streety of Smiley; and parents, Wilfred and Frankie Block, Cuero. 
Arrangements were with Porter Funeral Home, (913)438-6444). 
There will be a memorial service in Cuero Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 275-2845. 

Billy J. Chandler
Billy J. Chandler, of Yorktown, Texas, died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at the age of 68. 
He was born August 20, 1933 in Waco, Texas. He worked in the beverage industry for 25 years, then owned and operated a restaurant until he retired in 2000. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a life member of the American Legion. He was a highly recognized member of the Westend Little League of Houston for the many years of dedication. 
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Ender Chandler of Yorktown; daughters, Diana Knight of Houston, Cheryl Ortiz of Yorktown, and Robin Chandler of El Campo; sons, Jeffrey Chandler of Seadrift and Keith Chandler of Yorktown. He is also survived by his sister, Helen Messer and husband Clyde of Conroe; sister-in-law, Sandy Mazurkiewicz and husband Ted of Killeen; brothers, Danny Smith and wife Lyn of Waco; brother-in-law, Michael Ender and wife Kelly of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. 
He is preceded in death by his father, Willie D. Chandler; mother, Mae Francis Manghum Smith; and step-father, Paul Smith; brother, James Chandler; and sister, Gladys Bressler. 
Graveside services were Saturday, January 26, at Westside Cemetery, Reverend Billy Koinm officiated. 
Pallbearers will be Billy Chandler, Jeffery Chandler, Andrew Knight, Christopher Chandler, Gary Self, Jamie Chandler. 
Honorary pallbearers were Michael Chandler, Heather Hart, April Schranck, Jennifer Chandler, Tiffany Chandler, and Crystal Chandler. 
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Arrangements by Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, Texas, (361) 564-2277. 

C.C. Palmer
C.C. "Bubba" Palmer, 76, of Cuero, died Thursday, January 24, 2002. 
He was born December 1, 1925, in Paris, TX, to the late Charles C. Sr. and Ruby Wright Palmer. He owned and operated Palmer Construction Co. and Guadalupe Valley Gravel. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and the American Legion Dinter Post No. 3. 
Survivors: wife, Marie R. Palmer; daughter, Fern Lane of Cuero; sons, Charles C. (Mike) Palmer III and Kenneth Palmer, both of Cuero; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: son, John R. Palmer; parents; and sister, Fern Oberman. 
Visitation was Friday, January 25, at Freund Funeral Home chapel. Services were Saturday at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Canon Robert DeWolfe officiated. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. 
Memorials: American Heart Association. 

Norman A. Hardt
Norman A. Hardt, 84, of Yorktown, died Saturday, January 26, 2002. 
He was born Aug. 24, 1917, in Texas, to the late Arthur and Julianna Fabish Hardt. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII. He received the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a painter, farmer and a Catholic. 
Survivors: wife, Annie Rangnow Hardt; and daughters, Brenda Hardt and Laurie Hardt, both of Yorktown. 
Preceded in death by: parents; and brother, Erwin Hardt. 
Services were Monday, January 28, at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Dominic Antwi-Boasisko officiated. Burial was at Westside Cemetery. Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown, 361-564-2277. 
Pallbearers: Ray Arnold, Clifton Jacob, Dorian Thurk, Clem Waskow, Doug Audilet and "Puggie" Lewis Fromme Jr. 
Memorials: donor's choice.

Walter Lee Saunders
Walter Lee Saunders, 56, of Cuero, died Thursday, August 8, 2002. 
He was born on February 15, 1946 in Yorktown to William R. and Esther Machost Saunders. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cuero and was employed with Brentex Mills for eleven years. 
Walter was a true blue fighter. He fought that strange thing, cancer, for such a long time. He was always a hard worker for his family. Working many days at Brentex Mills when his body said no, he just worked harder. His life was his family and friends whom he loved truly. He was always there trying his best in what he thought was right. He and his wife, Kathryn, were married almost 34 years. His grandchildren called Walter their “Pa” and he really loved to see them come over. They will always be his 2 little angels. 
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Mae Squyres Saunders of Cuero; daughter, Kelli LeAnn Saunders of Cuero; son, Sam Saunders of Yorktown; sisters Billie Jo Fellers of Cuero ad Betty Ann Buckenhoff of Yoakum; brothers, William R. Saunders of Mathis, Marvin J. Saunders of Edna, Jerry Wayne Saunders and James Ray Saunders, both of Yorktown; and two grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Kathryn LeAnn Saunders. 
Visitation was Saturday, August 10 at Freund Funeral Home. Services were Sunday at Freund Funeral Home chapel, Brother George Yarbough officiated. Burial was at Westside Cemetery in Yorktown. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. 
Pallbearers: Sam Simpson, Martin Torres, Dwayne Parker, Ronald Afflerbach, Melvin Squyres, and Michael Afflerbach. 
Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church, American Cancer Society or charity of choice. 

Chris Baker 
Chris Baker, 19, of Keller, was killed in a plane crash on August 6, 2002. 
He was born January 31, 1983 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to John and Patricia Eichholz Baker. He was attending Texas Christian University (TCU) on a music scholarship and was a member of the TCU marching band. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller. 
He is survived by his parents, John and Patricia Eichholz Baker of Keller; sister, Amanda Baker of Keller; brothers, John C. Baker of Keller and James W. Baker of Austin; paternal grandmother, Frieda Baker of Hobbs, New Mexico; maternal grandparents, Norvan and Gertrude Eichholz of Cuero. 
Funeral Mass was held Monday, August 12 at St. Michael’s Catholic CHurch, Rev. Johnson Owusu-Boateng officiated. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery, Cuero. Freund Funeral Home, Cuero, 361-275-2343. 
Pallbearers: J. P. Eichholz, Troy Klaus, Larry Klaus, Rayburn Haynie, Bill Eichholz, David Arndt, Colton Eichholz. 
Memorials: Chris Baker Scholarship Fund at and Wells Fargo Bank Branch. 

Eugene Raymond Dworaczyk 
Eugene Raymond Dworaczyk, 74, of Seguin, died August 7, 2002. 
A funeral mass was held Saturday, August 10, at St. James Catholic Church, 510 S. Camp St., Seguin, Msgr. Gerald Hubertus officiated. Interment followed in St. James Cemetery. A Rosary service was held Friday, August 9 at Goetz Memorial Chapel. Visitation will was at Goetz Funeral Home on Friday. Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St. Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 379-2313. 
Mr. Dworaczyk was born August 31, 1927 in DeWitt County to Frank Dworaczyk, Sr. and Frances (Jendry) Dworaczyk. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the Lone Star Brewing Company in San Antonio. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. 
Survivors include his wife Louise Dworaczyk of Seguin; son David Dworaczyk and wife Mary of Bryan; daughter Kathy Dworaczyk of Seguin; step-daughter Pamela Dunson and husband William of Houston; 5 step-grandchildren; sister Margaret Brysch of San Antonio; sister Theresa Warwas and husband Victor of Meyersville; brother Frank Dworaczyk and wife Patricia of Yorktown and sister Patricia Barton and husband Ray of Victoria. 
Mr. Dworaczyk was preceded in death by his first wife Mildred Dworaczyk and a sister Laurine Dworaczyk. 
Pallbearers were Matthew Warwas, Alan Warwas, John Brysch, Eugene Brysch, Ernest Brysch, Jr. and Pete Maierhofer. 
The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or for Masses. 

Murray C. Marie 
Murray C. Marie, 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and formerly of Cuero, died August 7, 2002. 
He was born September 8, 1926 in Cuero to the late Archie and Merle Murray Marie. He graduated from Cuero High School with the class of 1943 and attended Northwestern University in Denton. He was raised in the Baptist faith and served his country with the United States Navy during World War II. He was employed with Sun Oil Company for a number of years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a past commander of the American Legion Post #353 in Carthage. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge in Hot Springs. He served as Chairman of the Board of the First National Bank, served on the Panola County Appraisal District Board, the Carthage Independent School District Board, and the Board of Directors for the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. He enjoyed hunting and travelling. 
He is preceded in death by a wife, Beverly Kyle Marie; son, Kyle Matthews Marie; parents; and sister, Mary Genevia Marie. 
He is survived by his wife, Margie Marie of Hot Springs, AR; step-sons, Danny Leon Miller and wife Marilyn of Carthage and Dudley Miller and wife Lisa of Cleveland, OH; step-daughters, Dixilyn Miller of Hot Springs, AR, and Debra Hunter and Dean of Greenville, SC; brother, J. K. Marie and wife Sandra of Cuero; sisters, Melba McGlothlin and husband Charles of Cuero and Clairece Barnes of Cuero; special friends, Riley and Linda Boothe of Cuero; 5 step-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host f friends. 
Services were Saturday, August 10 at Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage, Rev. Freddy Mason officiated. Interment was at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Hawthorn Funeral Home, Carthage, 903-693-3816. 
Pallbearers: Riley Boothe, Basil Gibbs, Wayne Kyle, Glenn Gill, Mitch Davis, and Dennis LaGrone. 
Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Reynolds and Ken Turner. 
Memorials: donor’s choice. 

Wheeler Daniel Edwards Jr.
Wheeler Daniel Edwards, Jr., with his wife at his side, joined his Heavenly Father on Monday at the age of 41 after a hard-fought battle with colon cancer. He was welcomed into the loving arms of his mother and grandfather who preceded him in death. 
Wheeler was born on January 8, 1961 in Cuero, Texas to Jewell Lovern King and Wheeler D. Edwards Sr. Wheeler is the oldest of three sons. He was a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church. Wheeler attended Victoria High School where he excelled as a star athlete in football and baseball. He went on to earn junior college all-American honors in baseball at Alvin Community College in 1981 when he hit .326. Wheeler concluded his college career at Prairie View, where he led the team with 26 home runs as a junior. 
Wheeler took great pride in his health and personal appearance. He could often be found working out at the local gym, lifting weights to maintain his physique. It was there that he met his kindred soul, Derise. True love quickly blossomed and they were wed on December 30, 1999. 
At this point, Wheeler took on the final role of his life, which of devoted husband and father. Spending time with his family became paramount, as well as his renewed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Having lived through adversity, a previous bout with cancer and the deaths of his beloved mother and grandfather, Wheeler's faith, and the love and devotion of his family, pulled him through. 
Anyone fortunate enough to have met Wheeler was touched by his generosity, strength and beauty of spirit. He enjoyed golf and the love of his family. Wheeler's life should be celebrated as an inspiration to all and especially those who have faced uncertainty and darkness. He chose to live his life joyfully without bitterness. A lesser man would surely have succumbed much sooner. His life is a testament to God's enduring faith and abiding love. 
Wheeler leaves behind his wife Derise, children Natasha, Kenard, Mason, Tia and Tyler, and two step-children Emily and R. J. Saenz; brothers Jentri Edwards and William Henderson and his father Wheeler D. Edwards, Sr. and a multitude of loving relatives and friends. 
Viewing was at Mount Nebo Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug 8. Services were held at Mount Nebo Baptist Church on Friday, with interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery. 
A video memorial of Wheeler's life was presented Friday evening at the JC Hall. 
Active Pallbearers: Jay Hardeman, Sam Sevier, Dwayne Lewis, Manny Villarreal, Clyde Underwood, Marlon Bates, Isaac Hayes and Aristis Hughes. 
Honorary Pallbearers: Wilkinson Pontiac/Buick.

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