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Loyd Rumon Whitlock
Mr. Loyd Rumon Whitlock, age 35, of Junction, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at his residence. 
Mr. Whitlock was born in Menard on September 28, 1965. He was raised in Gordon and moved to Junction in 1990 where he worked as cashier for Segovia Truck Stop for many years. 
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 24, at Graham Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Cook officiated. 
Survivors include his parents, Alvie and Linda Whitlock of Junction; a sister, Donna Carpenter and husband Darryl of Junction; his grandmother, Pearl Dixon and husband Bill of Weatherford; an aunt, Janice Ensley and husband Robert of Junction; and a number of other relatives. 

Martha Alice Beckham Hull
Martha Alice Beckham Hull passed away March 22, 2001, at her home. 
Martha was born on March 19, 1931, in Mobeetie, to John and Rosa Ella Beckham. She was raised in Littlefield, until the age of 7 when her mother's death occurred. She was taken in by a loving foster mother, Vera Evans, and grew up in Denver, Colorado, until the age of 15 when she moved to Junction to live with her father. She met and married Harvey Hull on February 16, 1947, and they were fortunate enough to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997. 
Martha was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was employed through the years at several local businesses including Isaack's, City Pharmacy, M&W Butane, and most recently at The Junction Eagle. Martha was also a member of the Business and Professional Club and served as president at one time. Her interests included sewing, crafts, oil painting, wildflowers, and hummingbird watching and collecting. She volunteered as a 4-H cooking and sewing leader, delivered Meals on Wheels, and through the years had cared for many of her grandchildren to help her working children. She was known to her own and many "adopted" grandchildren as YiaYia—the Greek term for grandmother—because her first grandchild had been born in Athens, Greece. Unfortunately, Martha's prolonged illness caused her to become homebound long before she felt ready to retire. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, at First Baptist Church with burial in Junction Cemetery. Arrangements were by Graham Funeral Home. 
Martha was preceded in death by her husband Harvey in April of 1997. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Vonda Baird and Jerrie Springer; and a brother Kenneth Beckham. 
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Alice and Nick Bukis, Buz and Kristi Hull, and Tammy and Gary Bundick; seven grandchildren, Julie and Michelle Bukis, Jim, Adam, and Kyle Hull, Tisha Bundick and Candace Gore; her sister, Joyce Burroughs and husband Neal; brothers, John Hewlett and wife Sue, and Glen Boyett and wife Shirley; and many other wonderful family members and friends. 
Memorials may be made to Nurses for Kimble County or the Kimble Hospital Radiology Improvement Fund. 

Bernardo Joe Hernandez
Bernardo Joe Hernandez, 61, lifetime resident of Wellington, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at his home. He was an employee of the City of Wellington Street Department and Reid Conoco. 
He was born in Wellington on August 27, 1939, to Rebecca and Ursolo Hernandez, Sr. 
He was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. 
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Tony Thompson and Malissa and Corey Smith, all of Wellington; two granddaughters, Megin Smith and Molly Smith; three brothers, Alex, Robert and Ursolo Jr., all of Wellington; and five sisters, Julia Tapia of Winfield, Charlotte Torres of Dodge City, Esther Scobee of Wichita, Gloria Huck of Branch, Arkansas, and Mary Rios of Junction. 
Vigil services were held on Friday, March 16, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. 
Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Saturday, March 17, at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Andrew Seiler officiated. 
A memorial has been established with Hospice, Inc. 
Frank Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Charley V. Wootan
Charley V. Wootan, 74, of College Station died Saturday at his home. 
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Benjamin Aurand, rector, officiating. Burial followed in College Station Cemetery. 
Born on October 9, 1926, in Junction, Wootan retired as director of the Texas Transportation Institute in 1993 and was named director emeritus by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. He had served as director of the institute since 1976. He was also a professor of economics at Texas A&M University. 
Wootan was a 1950 graduate of Texas A&M, with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural administration and agricultural economics. He received a master of science in agricultural economics in 1951 and a doctorate in the same discipline in 1965, both from Texas A&M. 
Wootan held several major awards, given in recognition of his contributions in transportation research, his field of professional interest. He received the George S. Bartlett award from the Transportation Research Board, the America Association of Highways and Transportation and the America Road and Transportation Builders Association in 1988 for his outstanding contribution to highway progress. In 1981, he was recipient of the International Right of Way Association's Y.T. Lum Award for his contributions to that association. 
In October 2000, Wootan received the Council of University Transportation Centers' award for distinguished contribution to university transportation education and research. He was a founding member of CUTC in 1985 and served as the organization's first president. He was again elected president in 1990. He also received the Luther DeBerry Award in 2000 for his contributions to the State of Texas in the field of transportation. 
After he retired, Wootan pursued his interest in student loans as a member of the boards of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp. and the Greater East Texas Servicing Corp. He and Doxie, his wife of 50 years, also traveled extensively. 
A U.S. Marine from 1944-46, Wootan served in the South Pacific and in China. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1950-56. 
Wootan was a member and past president of the College Station Lions Club and Briarcrest Country Club. He was chairman of the College Station United Fund Drive in 1978 and of the College Station Planning and Zoning Commission in 1968-69. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. 
Wootan is survived by his wife Doxie of College Station; a son, Dr. Richard C. Wootan and wife Jean of Dallas; and a daughter, Debra A. Roberson and husband Gary of Menard. He had five grandchildren, Clint Charles Roberson, Thomas Ross Roberson and Steven Paul Roberson, all of Menard, and Mary Elizabeth Wootan and Samuel Patrick Wootan, both of Dallas. He is also survived by three sisters, Alberta Nelson and Mozelle Benton, both of Menard, and Yvonne Parker of Junction. 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station, or Hospice Brazos Valley. 

Frances Irene Crockett
Mrs. Frances Irene Crockett, age 70, of San Diego, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi. 
Mrs. Crockett was born in Illinois on February 23, 1931. A resident of Junction for the last 20 years, Frances moved to San Diego recently to be with her family. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. 
Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the Premont Cemetery in Premont with arrangements under the direction of Graham Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Crockett is survived by three sons, Troy Crockett of Alice, Cecil Crockett and Stanley Crockett, both of San Diego; a daughter, Carolyn Brown; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Edna Bruns Lackey
Edna Bruns Lackey, 84, of Junction died Friday, March 30, 2001, in a local care center after a lengthy illness. 
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in Junction Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Cook of Kerrville, VistaCare Family Hospice Chaplin, and Rev. Sam Coffey of Junction officiating. Arrangements were by Aubrey Fife Funerals of Junction. 
Mrs. Lackey was born May 9, 1916, on the family ranch on Copperas Creek in Kimble County and attended school at the Copperas Creek School. She was a Presbyterian. 
Edna and Stanley Lackey were married in 1937, and they made their home on a 2,000 acre ranch at Buckhollow, near Roosevelt in Kimble County. They worked together building a bloodline in registered Angora goats that were in high demand during their lifetime. 
She always enjoyed ranch life and being outdoors attending her garden, going fishing on the Llano River or Copperas Creek and deer hunting. Also, she enjoyed cooking and making a home for her family. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Lackey; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Bruns; and sister, Mrs. (Arnold) Milda Grosenbacher. 
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Lackey and wife Deanna of San Angelo, Henry (Johnny) Lackey and wife Sandra of Junction; five granddaughters, Melanie Gonzales and husband Edward of Grapevine, Angela Taylor and husband Corey of San Angelo, Maree Pennell and husband, Marty, and Lacy Lackey, all of San Antonio and Shay Hale of Kerrville; two grandsons, Rex Lackey of Fredericksburg and Andrew Lott of Lowell, Arkansas; four great-grandchildren, Riley and Dylan Gonzales, Abbey Grace Taylor and Madelyn Clare Pennell; and one sister, Mrs. (Julius) Ida Hunger of Junction; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, RC. and Dena Lackey, Charlie and Bill Fox; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins and friends. 
Pallbearers were Johnny Rimes, Milton Keller, Kody Stapp, Jerry Don Chenault, Blake Chenault and L.R. Castleberry. 
The family requests that memorials be made to West Texas Rehab Center, VistaCare Family Hospice of Kerrville or the donor’s favorite charity. 

Karl Richard Nelson
Karl Richard Nelson, age 82, of Junction, passed away March 31, 2001, in Kimble Hospital after a short illness. 
He was born August 30, 1918, in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Harry and Meta Nelson. He married Doris Fouts of Onawa, iowa, on June 9, 1940. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2000. 
Karl was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Junction where he had served as both a trustee and a director. He was a member of the Men's Bible Class and participated in the Easter Pageant for 29 years. He served on the Board of Directors of Kimble Hospital, was chairman of the local Salvation Army for 5 years, and was a director of the Chamber of Commerce for many years. He served in the Junction Fire Department and was a City Alderman and Mayor Pro-tem. He was listed in Who's Who in Texas in 1974. He had been a General Motors Dealer since 1955. In 1998, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kimble County Chamber of Commerce. 
Funeral services for Mr. Nelson were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Junction with Rev. Scott Bradford officiating. Burial followed in the Junction Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Graham Funeral Home. 
Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his grandson, Andy Gonzales. Survivors include his wife Doris Marie Nelson; two daughters, Debra Dechert and husband Michael, and Lori Gonzales and husband Noe, all of Junction; a son, Jim Nelson and wife Debie of Midlothian, Texas. He had nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters and three brothers. 
Pallbearers were Bob Katerle, Mitch McElhaney, Eddie Cardenas, Wayne Taylor, Kevin Johnson, and Gary Fogle. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Beam, Carmel Van Zandt, Ricky Weaver, Jimmy Trimble, and Eloy Ruiz. 
The family requests memorials be made to the Andy Gonzales Memorial Fund at the First State Bank. 

Gripina Rodriguez
Gripina Rodriguez, 85, of London died Saturday, May 26, 2001, in her home. 
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., on Monday, May 28, in St. Theresa Catholic Church in Junction with burial in London Cemetery. Arrangements were by Aubrey Fife Funerals. 
Gripinia was born March 11, 1916, in Brady. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Theresas Catholic Church. 
Survivors include two daughters, Anita Goodman of London and Flora Burleson of Mason; five sons, David Rodriguez of London, Gene Rodriguez of Mason, Henry Rodriguez of Sterling, Oklahoma, Roy Rodriguez of San Angelo and Alex Rodriguez of Brady; a sister, Antonia Martinez of Mason; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

Selestino Aguero
Selestino Aguero, 88, of Junction died Sunday, May 27, 2001, in a Hill Country Care Center. 
Services were held Tuesday, May 29, at 11:30 in the Aubrey Fife Funerals Chapel with burial in Little Mexico Cemetery. 
Selestino was born April 6, 1913, in Uvalde. He was a mechanic and worked general labor. 
Survivors include one sister, Vera Gonzales of Junction; a brother, Jesse Perez of Fresno, California; and several nieces and nephews. 

Addie Thomas “Tommy” Gray
Mr. Addie Thomas “Tommy” Gray, age 73, of Bloomfield, New Mexico, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on August 2, 2001. Tommy was born August 12, 1927, in Camp San Saba, and in 1948 he married Delma Bowers. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. 
Graveside funeral services were held Monday, August 6, at the London Cemetery with Rev. Scott Bradford officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Graham Funeral Home. 
Mr. Gray was preceded in death by his father, Bill Gray, in 1968. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Delma Gray of Bloomfield, New Mexico; six children, Connie Sue Gray of Ft. Worth, Walter Gray and wife Cindy of Farmington, New Mexico, Carla Conwell and husband Wayne of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Clayton Gray and wife Ruby of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Cindi Genson and husband Bob of Aztec, New Mexico, and Carlton Gray and wife Carol Sue of Aztec, New Mexico; his mother, Marie (Gray) Haines; three brothers, Bill Gray, Freddie Grey and Don Gray; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks the donations be made to the WWII Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

Jacqueline “Jackie” Anne Haines
Jacqueline “Jackie” Anne Haines, 64, of Harper, died August 5, 2001, in a Fredericksburg nursing home. Graveside services were Wednesday, August 8, at 10 a.m. in Junction Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals with Morris Cook officiating. 
Jackie was born August 6, 1936, in Austin. She was a nurse and a member of the Baptist Church. 
She is preceded in death by a son, Nicky Haines. 
She is survived by her husband Leonard Haines of Harper; three sons, Charles Jennings of Kerrville, Vance Haines of Bangs and David Haines of San Angelo; five daughters, Jeanan Russell of Ingram, Janna Ann Mizner of Ainsworth, Nebraska, Vonda Randle of Caldwell, Leath Rice of Brookesmith and Aurora Lee Johnson of Maine; her mother Mrs. A.W. Whitaker of Junction; a brother Danny Whitaker of Junction; a sister Sandra Rose of ldaho; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

Larry Dan Holmes
Larry Dan Holmes, 52, of Menard passed away on Monday, July 30, 2001, at home. His funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 1, in the First United Methodist Church of Menard with Rev. Suzanne Brantley officiating. Burial was on Thursday, August 2, at Truscott Cemetery.Arrangements were under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home of Brady. 
Larry was born on June 11, 1949, to Robert and Alta Holmes in Vernon. He married Marcy McCloskey on July 11, 1970. He was a rural postal carrier, a Little League coach, a scout leader, a 4-H rifle coach and a member of the Methodist Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Marcy of Menard, who taught in the Junction school system; his mother, Alta Holmes of Menard; two daughters and their husbands, Tonya and Jack Jones of Wichita Falls and Tracy and Jonathan Cutrer of San Angelo; one son and his wife, Neil and Amanda Holmes of Ft. Worth; two brothers, Robert Holmes and Ron Holmes, both of Los Alamos, New Mexico; and five grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his father. 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice or M.D. Anderson Hospital. 

Johnnie Mae Sorrell 
 Johnnie Mae Sorrell, 82, of London, died Saturday October 13, 2001, in Hill Country Care Center. Funeral services were Monday, October 15, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Aubrey Fife Funerals with Rev. Scott Bradford officiating. Burial followed at London Cemetery. 
Johnnie was born September 15, 1919, in San Saba. She was a homemaker, and worked as a waitress and also at the Junction Stockyards. 
Survivors include two sons, Charles Sorrell of Junction and Kenneth Sorrell of London; three daughters, Jean Ellis of San Antonio, Frances Ann Sorrell of London and Carolyn Sckula of San Antonio; a sister Mabel McCollum, of Menard; ten grandchildren and 16 great granchildren. 
Pallbearers were her grandsons. 

Nelda Charlene Cadwell
Nelda Charlene Cadwell, 58, of Junction, died at 10:15 p.m. at her residence. She was born September 4, 1943 in Lamesa. Nelda was a homemaker and she married John Cadwell August 14, 1983, in Miami, Oklahoma. 
Survivors include her husband John Cadwell of Junction; three children, Carmell Van Zandt of Junction, Laura Holden of San Angelo and Kevin Van Zandt of Temple; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Lynn Gilbert of San Angelo and Sherry Reed of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 
Graveside funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at Grape Creek Cemetery. Johnson's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Paul Fife Furen
Paul Fife Furen 79, of Junction, died November 9, 2001, in Kimble Hospital. A memorial service will be Saturday, December 1, 2001, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Aubrey Fife Funerals, officiated by Sam Coffey. He was born September 12, 1922, in New Smyma Beach, Florida, to Charles Antone and Alcy (Lewis) Furen. Mr. Furen served in the Army during WW II, was a lab coordinator for Exxon and was a Methodist. He married Olivee Mueschle on April 28, 1946, in Baytown. 
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. 
He is survived by his wife, of 55 years, Olivee Furen of Junction; two daughters, Margaret and Dr. Burt Sprangler of Richmond, and Denise Schmidt of Friendswood; a brother, John Furen of Houston; three grandchildren, Jill Sprangler Leavitt of Houston, Kenton Paul Reed and Keely Reed both of Friendswood. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals. 

Ernesto Condarco
Ernesto Condarco, 56, of Hereford, passed away Nov. 23, 2001, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, due to a job related accident. A memorial service was conducted by Eugene Condarco of Hereford. 
Survivors include his wife, Ada Condarco; a daughter, Yvonne and husband Michael Timmis of Amarillo, and a son Jeremy Condarco of Yellowstone, Wy.; two grandchildren, Montana and Steven, both of Amarillo. He is also survived by sisters; Margarita Mena of Round Rock, Anita Condarco of Junction, Alicia Santigo, Paulina De Los Santos of Midolothian, Cristina Juarez of San Bernadino, California; brothers; Benito Condarco of Richmond, Ca., Jose Condarco of Stanford Lake, and Jorge Condarco of Hobbs, N.M., and nephews and nieces. 
Ernesto was preceded in death by his parents; Roberto and Juliana Condarco, sister, Clara Lombrana, and brothers; Carlos Condarco, Javier Condarco, and Pedro Condarco. 
Ernesto Condarco will be greatly missed by all the family and friends. 

Henry Eldon Barfield
Henry Eldon Barfield, 79, of London, died January 22, 2002, in the Kerrville VA Medical Center. Funeral services were Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m. at the London Baptist Church. Burial was in Sweetwater Cemetery at 3 p.m. Arrangements were by Aubrey Fife Funerals. 
Henry was born May 21, 1922, in Temple. He served in the Army during WWII, worked as a carpenter and was a member of the London Baptist Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Donna Barfield of London; two sons, Jerry Barfield of Odessa and David Lloyd Barfield of Stevenville; a daughter, Marie Cearley of Kerrville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Sheldon Antonio and Shelbee Julina Loftis
Sheldon Antonio Loftis and Shelbee Julina Loftis, infant children of Danita Loftis, of Kerrville, were born and died on Monday, January 21, 2002, at Sid Peterson Hospital in Kerrville. 
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, January 25, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Junction with Rev. Mr. Tim Graham officiating. Burial followed in the Little Mexico Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Graham Funeral Home. 
Survivors include Danita Loftis, Earlie Williams III, Julie Loftis, Francisca Gonzales and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Clinton L. Brown
Clinton L. Brown, 91, a lifelong resident of Harper passed away peacefully at the Wesleyan Nursing Home in Georgetown, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002. 
On Nov. 4, 1910, Clint was born to W.O. and Dora Brown at the foothills of the Blue Mountains in Kimble County the 9th of 11 children. He married Faye Lee Parker on June 9, 1937, in San Antonio. 
Clint lived his life in service of others, being very active in the growth of the Harper community and the Hill Country area. He was a natural woodsman, rancher, competent leader and dedicated community worker. He was instrumental in getting electricity and telephones established in the rural area. Clint helped organize the first ropings and later rodeos in the community. He was a charter member of the Harper Lions Club organized in 1943, a fireman for the Harper Volunteer Fire Department, an original member of the Harper Community Park, and he served as a Gillespie County 4-H leader for many years. He replaced Charlie Barrett as a charter member of the Hill Country Memorial Hospital, and he was a member of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce. Clint was a lifelong Democrat and served as a precinct judge during many elections in Harper. 
He was the first president of the Texas Delaine Association and was a member and director of the Mohair Council and the Sheep and Goat Raisers Association. He was known for his line breeding of fine wool for which his fleeces were Grand Champions at the International Wool and Mohair Show in San Antonio for three consecutive years. 
He had said one of his proudest achievements was helping the Lions Club move and restore the old Log Cabin to the park. His most recent honor came at the age of 90 when he was presented with the Citizen of the Year award by the Harper Chamber of Commerce for a 1ifetime of achievement in the community. 
Clint is survived by a son and daughter and their spouses, Bob and Delores Brown of Georgetown and Carl and Jan Dodd of Austin. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Allison Brown of Georgetown and Clinton C. Brown of Da11as, and Shawn Dodd and Heather Dodd both of Austin. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ted Kiser of Fredericksburg and Helen Peril of Harper. He was preceded in death by his wife, five brothers and three sisters. He is also leaving behind his faithful little dog, Patsy, who was a comfort to him and a favorite sight for all at the nursing home. 
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Harper Presbyterian Church of which Clint was a member, with the Rev. Ted Holland officiating and Peggy Ernst on organ. 
Interment followed in the Harper Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. 
Pallbearers were six of his nephews, Eldane Brown, Fred Whitewood, Jr., V.C. Whitworth, William G. Brown, Ernie Gabriel and George (Buzzy) Parker. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harper Volunteer Fire Department or the organization of your choice. 

R. D. Kothmann
Rankin D. (R.D.) Kothmann, 93, of Junction, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, in a local nursing home. Funeral services were Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Junction with Rev. Sam Coffey officiating. Burial followed in London Cemetery. Arrangements were by Aubrey Fife Funerals. 
Rankin was born in Mason County August 5, 1908, to Eli and Amelia Kothmann. Several years later the family moved to London in Kimble County, where Rankin completed high school. He graduated from Baylor University and received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. In 1935 he married Kathryn Greer of Eden. They later moved to Junction, where Rankin served as superintendent of schools. 
Rankin was a Baptist and a deacon in the First Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a rancher, an educator, realtor, a “Paul Harris Fellow” Rotarian and a tennis enthusiast. 
In addition to his wife, other survivors include one son, Greer Kothmann and wife, Suzi, of Junction; two daughters, Judith Ann Gardner and husband, Jack, of Junction and Beth Clay and husband, Dewaine Clay, of Midland; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Spaeth of Mason; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
Organist for the funeral service was Barbara Rue Kothmann. Pallbearers were Rankin’s grandchildren and spouses: Kelly Kothmann and wife, Natalie; Lou Zane Burleson and husband, Todd; Jennifer Kneese and husband, Curt; Gary Gardner and wife, Robin; and Gina Ashley and husband, Eldon. Honorary pallbearers were Simon and Petra Ramirez and Leonardo and Elodia Ramirez. 

Tommie Goodall
Tommie Goodall, 63, of Roosevelt, died May 22, 2002, at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m. in the Roosevelt Community Center. Burial followed in Copperas Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals. 
Tommie was born August 24, 1938, in Ballinger. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church. 
Survivors include her husband Jimmy Goodall of Roosevelt, two daughters, Tammie Dabbs of Pleasanton, Brenda Davis of San Angelo; two sons, Tom Whetstone and Terry Whetstone, both of Pleasanton; two sisters, Dorothy Hemby of Stockdale and Mary Green of Grand Prairie; a brother, Richardson Ingle of Ballinger; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Ilda Bruns Hunger
Ilda Bruns Hunger, 87, died May 26, 2002, at her home. She was born to August and Alvina Bruns on March 22, 1915, in Kimble County. 
She married Julius Hunger on August 9, 1933. He proceeded her in death on January 19, 1992. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Terry Andrews. 
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a ranch lady, homemaker, and enjoyed hunting. She was an authority on Angora goats in Kimble County. 
Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 29, at ten a.m. in Aubrey Fife Funeral Chapel with Jim and Laurie Barker officiating. Internment was in Junction cemetery. 
She is survived by two daughters, Irene Andrews and Nettie Smith and husband, Clint; grandchildren, Scott Andrews, Clint Smith Jr. and wife, Jill, Susan Meeker and husband, Danny; great-grandchildren, Ty Andrews, Nikki and Kayla Meeker, Joey and Jinger Freeman; special friends Zack and Nancy Bierschwale. 
Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice or to St. Judes.

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