|W. L. "BILL" TODD
Graveside services for W. L. “Bill” Todd, 92 years old, of Bryan, Texas,
formerly of Kerrville, Texas, and Baytown, Texas, is set for 11:00 a.m.,
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Mr. Todd died at St. Joseph Manor at 12:25 a.m. on Feb. 2, 2003, in
Bryan, Texas. He attained the age of 92 years, 5 months and 20 days. Bill
was born in Gause, Texas, to Roger and Ora Minter Todd. He married Lola
Arnold on Sept. 29, 1928. He and Lola lived in Gause for a while, then
moved to Baytown, Texas, where he went to work at Humble Oil.
When the war broke out he left to serve in the Army. Bill served with
the 115th Infantry, U.S. Army and the 29th Infantry division in Western
Europe. He was one of the first to land on Normandy Beach. Bill was the
recipient of the Distinguished Unit Badge, Bronze Star Medal, GO 247, Go
Unknown, EAME Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, and Purple Heart with
1 Oak Leaf Cluster. He served in the Battles and Campaigns of Normandy,
Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and GO 33 and WD 45.
Bill was a member of Wooster Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, and
of Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville, Texas. He was very happy doing
the Lord’s work for Trinity Baptist Church as a deacon and working on various
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and three brothers,
John, James and Charley; one sister, Roger Merle Pharries.
Surviving him is his wife Lola; a daughter Patricia Baron and husband
Donny; one granddaughter Disanna Baron and fiancé James Yendrey;
two grandsons and one grand daughter-in-law, William L. Baron, Donny R.
Baron, Jr. and wife Shannon; 7 great grandchildren. Also surviving are
two sisters, Marie Gibbons and Mary Stitcher; and one brother J. T. Todd.
Many nieces and nephews survive and each of them held a special part of
Bill’s heart. William L. “Bill” Todd loved his family dearly, each and
every one of them.
Memorial remembrances may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley or to Trinity
Baptist Church Building Fund, 800 Jackson, Kerrville TX 78028.
The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com
by selecting the “Send Condolences” link. Funeral arrangements are under
the direction of GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS of Kerrville.
ALTA G. PARTIN
Alta G. Partin was born on May 31, 1917 in Indian Gap, Texas, and passed
away Feb. 1, 2003, at Memorial Hermann Woodlands Hospital, Woodlands, Texas.
Alta is survived by her daughter, Shirley Ann Gaylord; son-in-law,
Bill Amos; grandsons: Gorden Philip Gaylord and wife, Ann Gaylord, Todd
Anthony Gaylord and wife, Paula Gaylord of Willis, Texas; brothers: Virgil
Gorden of Borger, Texas, and Cecil Gorden of Baytown, Texas; and seven
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2003,
at Earthman Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at
Earthman Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 8624 Garth Road, Baytown, with the Rev.
James Featherston officiating. Interment will follow at Earthman Memory
Gardens, Baytown, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors,
3919 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas.
To view the obituary and to post a tribute for the family, go to: www.earthmanfunerals.com
JEANETTE TIEDEMANN BRILL
Jeanette Brill, age 83, of Platteville, Wis., died on Saturday, Feb.
1, 2003 at Southwest Health Center Hospital, Platteville.
The former Jeanette Condry was born on Oct. 3, 1919 in Platteville,
the daughter of David and Gertrude (Stephens) Condry. She was married to
Robert J. Tiedemann on Aug. 7, 1942. They owned and operated the Tiedemann
Jewelers in Platteville until his death on Dec. 14, 1980.
She married Niles K. Brill on Oct. 10, 1987. They spent the winter
months in Texas. Jeanette was a member of the First English Lutheran Church
in Platteville, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Having grown up on a
farm, she had a great love for animals, flowers and gardening. Her volunteer
work focused on the Hospital Auxiliary, Thrift Shop and Blood Mobile.
Survivors include her husband of fifteen years, Niles K. Brill; a son,
Kim (Laura) Tiedemann of Platteville, Wis.; a sister, Lucille (Ray) Ellis
of LaCrosse, Wis.; a step-daughter, Lola (Frank) Putnam of Eatonville,
Wash.; a step-son, Larry (Cindy) Brill of Baytown, Texas; five step-grandchildren,
Jana, Alita and Isaac Putnam, and Allisa and Ryan Brill; one sister-in-law,
Lois (Herman) Luedke of Sheboygan, Wis.; one nephew, Charles (Bonnie) Buell
of Middleton, Wis.; and two nieces, Joellyn (John) Howell of Belgrade,
Mont., and Janice (David) Harrison of Crystal Lake, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister-in-law, Grace
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at
the First English Lutheran Church in Platteville with the Rev. JoAnn Post
officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2003 at the First
English Lutheran Church, or on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the
service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First English Lutheran
Church building fund.
The Bendorf Funeral Home, Platteville, Wis., is serving the family.
ATHA A. (RESS) REASONER
Atha A. (Ress) Reasoner, 70, formerly of Baytown, passed away Saturday,
Feb. 1, 2003 in Greenville, Texas.
She was born Dec. 19, 1932 in Yazoo City, Miss. She was the daughter
of James Otas Franklin and Dorthy Ferguson. She married Walter H. Jeffers,
Sr. on Nov. 26, 1951 in Lovington, N.M. He passed away in 1959. She then
married Carl E. Reasoner on April 16, 1962. She was a member of Baptist
Temple, Baytown, Texas. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Church
She was preceded in death by her first husband: Walter H. Jeffers Sr.,
January 1959; second husband: Carl E. Reasoner, March 2000; son: Gary B.
Jeffers, September 1996; step-sons: James A. Reasoner, August 1980 and
Charles E. Reasoner, June 1999; sister: Betty Jane Harvey of Cleveland,
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Walter and Sandra
Jeffers of Greenville, Texas, Bill and Lisa Reasoner of Baytown, Texas,
Rob and Karen Reasoner of Baytown, Texas; step-son: Don and Rita Reasoner
of Melvin, Texas; step-daughter: Carlise and Kent Rogan of Ingram, Texas;
sisters: Anna Lois Abney of Belzoni, Miss., Eunice Lee Vanlaningham of
Webb, Miss., Geraldine Bramlett of Webb, Miss.; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren
and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2003 at Navarre Funeral
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Navarre Funeral
Home, Baytown, with the Rev. Tom Dicus and the Rev. Tommy Clements officiating.
Burial will be in Anahuac, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Steve Benavides, Bruce Dement, Daryl Ratliff, Pat
Pattillo, Boyd Fuqua and Jon Covington. Honorary pallbearers will be the
Deacons of Baptist Temple.
Memorials can be made to the Baptist Temple Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, 2444
Rollingbrook, Baytown, Texas, 281-422-8111.
R. V. WHITESIDE
Former Pasadena mayor R.V. Whiteside, 96, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003,
at a local health care center. Services pending at Navarre Funeral Home.