Services were held Oct. 31, 2001, at Marble Falls Church
of Christ for John L. Allen. Burial followed at Smithwick Cemetery.
Mr. Allen, 86, died Oct. 29.
Born May 18, 1915, in Lometa, he was a graduate of Lometa
High School. Mr. Allen later served in the Seabees 116 Battalion during
World War II in the South Pacific for three years and was honorably discharged
on Oct. 29, 1945.
He moved to Marble Falls in 1948, where he ranched and
owned his own business.
Mr. Allen also served as Burnet County commissioner, Precinct
4, from 1967-1978.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth Allen; one
son, Mike L. Allen and his wife, Cynthia; three grandchildren, Colby Lynn
Allen, Robert Real and Christine Real; a sister, Nella Allen Casbeer of
Lampasas; two brothers-in-law, Malcolm Heffington and Gaston E. Heffington
and his wife, Ruby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Lyle Heffington, Leonard Gray, Jack Rogers,
Bobby Burnham, Jim Baker and Isidor Wendler. Honorary pallbearers were
surviving members of the Burnet County Commissioners Court with whom Mr.
Allen served: Gene Clements, Hardy Willis and Beck Hibler.
Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity-Kerr County.
Edgar Funeral Home of Marble Falls had charge of arrangements.
Graveside services will be Nov. 10, 2001, at 1 p.m. at
Hutchins Cemetery in Hutchins, Texas, for Juliet Bussey Dickason of Jacksonville,
Mrs. Dickason died Nov. 4 in Jacksonville at the age of
Born April 13, 1910, in Hutchins, she was the daughter
of Anne Lavinia Bledsoe Bussey and Charles Flemming Bussey. She had worked
as a secretary at the Jones-Blair Paint Co. in Dallas.
She married Frank Dickason in 1944, and the couple lived
in Germany and France during her husband's career as an Air Force chaplain.
After retirement, the couple moved to Waco, where they
lived for a number of years. Mrs. Dickason later moved to Jacksonville,
where she resided until the time of her death.
Mrs. Dickason is survived by daughters Margret Kerbaugh
and her husband, Jim, of Jacksonville, and Juliet Conder and her husband,
Robert, of Austin; granddaughter Rachel Sweiczkowski; sisters Minnie Owens
and Margret Gibbs, both of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995; three
brothers, Charlie, Bill and Flem; and by a sister, Bena Utter.
Byrum Funeral Home of Lancaster has charge of arrangements.
Andy Papson will officiate at services Nov. 7, 2001, at
11 a.m. at Oak Hills Baptist Church of Copperas Cove for James Elmer Moon
of Kempner. Mr. Moon died Nov. 4 at Scott & White Memorial Hospital
in Temple at the age of 75.
Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery in Kempner.
Visitation will be at Sheppard Funeral Home of Copperas
Cove tonight from 6-8 p.m.
Mr. Moon was born Jan. 21, 1926, in Haleyville, Ala.,
to William Price Moon and Velma Lee Smith Moon.
He served in the Air Force and Army, and was a civil service
engineer before his retirement.
He married Jewel Vernice Montgomery on April 12, 1950.
Mr. Moon was a member of Oak Hills Baptist Church.
His survivors include his wife of Kempner; two daughters,
Glenda Kay Hill of Salado and Billylee Renea Deckard of Round Rock; a son,
James E. Moon Jr. of Kempner; two sisters, Geraldine McMillan of Rogers
and Gloria Borho of Goldthwaite; four brothers, Joe Moon of Belton, Durwood
Moon of Little River, Dalton Moon of Fort Worth, and Wayne Moon of Holland,
Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Moon was preceded in death by sons Jackie Dean Moon
and Randal Ray Moon, and by a sister, Doris Petty.
Sheppard Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Wilton Avon Morris Sr., 78, died Nov. 2, 2001, at his
residence in Burnet County.
Services were Nov. 4 at Briggs- Gamel Funeral Home in
Lampasas, with the Rev. Don Howell officiating, assisted by the Rev. T.
Burial followed at Watson Cemetery in Burnet County.
Mr. Morris was born Jan. 23, 1923, in Oakalla to James
Victor Morris Sr. and Beatrice French Morris. He attended Briggs High School,
where he was a 1940 graduate.
He served in the Maritime Marines during World War II.
He was a self-employed general contractor in Baton Rouge, La., for 30 years.
He retired in 1984, and he and his wife returned to Burnet County to reside
He married Dawn Kirkpatrick Jan. 17, 1946, in Lampasas.
He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
Mr. Morris' survivors include his wife of Lampasas; two
sons, William Pat Morris of Georgetown and Wilton A. "Bud" Morris Jr. of
Lampasas; a brother, James V. "Jim" Morris Jr. of Baton Rouge; two sisters,
Jean Kincaid of Lake Travis and Byrla Musick of Lampasas; five grandchildren;
and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials for Mr. Morris may be made to Chapel Hill United
Methodist Church, Watson Cemetery Association or Highland Lakes Hospice.
Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors was in charge of
Funeral services were Nov. 4, 2001, at Dodson Funeral
Home for Theda "Sis" Word. She died Nov. 2 at her Lampasas residence at
the age of 82.
Burial took place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.
Mrs. Word was born in Pearl to Gilbert White and the former
Wannie Oney. She married Nolan Roy Word on May 29, 1937, in Lampasas County.
She was a member of Central Christian Church (Disciples
Mrs. Word's survivors include a daughter and son-in-law,
Mary and Charles Hood of Lometa; a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and
Bonita Sue Word of Leander; one sister, Joyce Schneider of Tow; sisters-in-law
Dorothy White of Llano and Mabel Harrison and her husband, Craft, of Copperas
Cove; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who died June
12, 2000. Her brother, Waymon White, also preceded her in death.
The family requested memorials be made to Central Christian
Church of Lampasas.
Dodson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services were Nov. 3, 2001, at Briggs-Gamel Funeral
Home for Ima Faye Yates of Lampasas. Ministers Elvis Fisher and Reid Schaub
officiated the services, and burial followed at Kempner City Cemetery.
Mrs. Yates, 89, died Nov. 1 at Park Place Care Center
Born Sept. 18, 1912, in Kempner, she was the daughter
of Joseph Carroll Hall and Martha Elizabeth Summerall Hall.
She married H.W. "Dub" Yates on Dec. 27, 1929, in Lampasas.
Mrs. Yates, a lifelong Lampasas resident, had been a nurse
at Lampasas Manor Nursing Home and was a member of Broad Street Church
Her survivors include a daughter, Coriene Vickers of Georgetown;
two grandchildren, Danny Vickers of Marlin and Jan Maxim of Sugar Land;
and five great-grandchildren, Scott, Lauren and Allison Vickers of Marlin,
and Marissa and Macey Maxim of Sugar Land.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Elton
Ollin Yates; nine brothers and sisters; and a grandson, Randall Houston
Walter B. Gossett
Services for Walter B. Gossett, 75, of Gonzales, were April 5, 2002,
at Memorial Park Cemetery in Gonzales with the Rev. Clint Lowry officiating.
Mr. Gossett died April 2 in a Gonzales hospital.
He was born March 17, 1927, the son of Benjamin Lonnie Gossett and
Ellie Elizabeth Weaver Gossett.
He served as sheriff of Lampasas County for several years, until 1980,
when he moved to Gonzales and became sergeant of the Gonzales Police Department.
He retired in 1988.
Mr. Gossett also worked with the constable and with West Motors until
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Norton Gossett, of
Gonzales; a son, Frank Akins, and wife, Judy, of Gonzales; a grandson,
Frank Akins Jr., of Gonzales; his mother-in-law, Alma Norton, of Gonzales;
sisters, Ruby Null, of Gonzales, and Ruth Hardy, of Lometa; two sisters-in-law,
Cleo Gossett, of San Saba, and June Gossett, of San Antonio; a brother,
Bill Gossett, of San Angelo; and a son of Victoria, and a son and daughter
of San Angelo.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
A memorial service for Wadine Pickett, 79, of Lampasas will be April
12, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Dodson Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Minister Reid
Schaub will officiate.
Mrs. Pickett died April 7 in Lampasas.
She was born June 15, 1922, in Calf Creek, Texas, the daughter of Howard
and Minnie Cude.
She married Chester Pickett in the 1950s.
Mrs. Pickett grew up in Brady, lived in Kentucky, Albuquerque, N.M.,
and also San Angelo.
She made Lampasas her home in the late 1970s.
Mrs. Pickett worked at Lampasas Manor for many years as a cook. She
also worked with horses all of her life. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a sister, Willie Edna Cates, of Brownwood; two brothers,
Eddie Cude, of Abilene, and Jody Cude, of Rio Grande City; and several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian Ivie, and two brothers,
Douglas Cude and Billy Ray Cude.
The family requested memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Dodson Funeral Home of Lampasas.
Funeral services for Lois Oleta Sharp Beam, 76, of Adamsville were
May 16, 2002, at Adamsville Baptist Church with Minister Jerry Stratton
officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.
Mrs. Beam died May 14 at her residence.
She was born March 4, 1926, in Goldbusk, the daughter of Henry J. and
Leafie Jane Cox Sharp.
She married Chester H. Beam on Jan. 29, 1947, at San Angelo.
Mrs. Beam was a homemaker and a member of Adamsville Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of Adamsville; six sons, Jesse McCoy,
of Robstown, Winston Beam, of Buckholts, Kenneth Beam, of Forney, Chester
Beam, of Odessa, Lester Beam, of Morgan City, La., and Christopher Beam,
of Springtown, Texas; two sisters, Meretta Mae Cain, of Kingsland, and
Norma Lee Blair, of Bastrop; two brothers, H.E. Sharp, of Lampasas, and
H.J. Sharp, of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Arrangements by Sheppard Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.
Graveside services for Frankie Brooks, 92, of Lometa were May 15, 2002,
at Senterfitt Cemetery in Lometa with Darnell Boyd officiating.
Mrs. Brooks died May 13 in Lampasas.
She was born Nov. 12, 1909, in Ballinger, the daughter of John Hinson
and Dora Cousins.
She married Cecil O. Brooks in 1926 in Cisco.
Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker and had lived in Lometa for 30 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Tally, and husband, Del, of
Lockhart, and Carolyn Plunk, and husband, James, of Mineola; one son, Cecil
D. Brooks, of Lometa; a brother, W.F. Matthews, of San Angelo; five grandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her husband in 1985; by a son,
Winfred Brooks of Corpus Christi; by two brothers, Jack Matthews and Chester
Matthews; and one sister, Oma Lee Klein.
The family requested memorials be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dodson Funeral Home of Lampasas.
Mary Mares Garza, 74, of Lampasas died May 8, 2003, at Metroplex Hospital
Funeral services were May 10 at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. Padilla officiating.
Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.
Mrs. Garza was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Oatmeal, the daughter of Manuel
and Stephanie Bocanegra Mares.
She married Louis Garza in 1946, in Lampasas.
Mrs. Garza was a homemaker and a Baptist. She had lived in the community
all of her life.
Survivors include six sons, Ricky Garza, of Fort Worth, Louis Garza,
of Overton, Freddie Garza, of Amarillo, Joe Garza, of Marble Falls, Mike
Garza, of Temple, and Lonnie Botello, of Lampasas; five daughters, Helen
Sanchez, of Marble Falls, Sally O'Bryan, Mary Lou Garza and Fannie Garza,
all of Lampasas, and Rachel Garza, of Dallas; three sisters, Nina Lopez,
Bessie Pachicano and Sylvia Salazar, all of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren;
24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 16, 2000; by four
brothers, Trinidad Mares, Vincent Mares, Camilo Mares and Joe Mares; and
by a daughter, Jane Garza.
The family requested memorials be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.
Graveside services for Ida Mae Chancy Lovell, 79, of Gatesville were
May 19, 2002, at the Cemetery in King.
Mrs. Lovell died May 16.
She was born May 1, 1923, at Pidcoke, the daughter of Pete Custer (P.C.)
and Tabytha Williams Chancy.
Mrs. Lovell lived in Big Lake before moving to Coryell County in 1955.
She was a retired nurse and an active farmer and rancher.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Ashley and Pat Lovell, of Stephenville;
a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Roger Mitchell, of Gatesville; a
daughter, Teresa Sutton, of Clifton; a step-daughter-in-law, Wanda Lovell,
of Grand Prairie; granddaughters, Leann and Kevin Hook, Carolee and Marcus
Miles, Claressa and Larry Norrell, Donita and JT Smith; and grandsons,
Jason and Loye Lovell, Scott Lovell, Charles Mitchell, Allen and Carol
Sutton, and Travis Lovell.
Others include great-grandsons, Kody and Karson Hook, Noah Sutton,
and Byron and Jason McGee; great-granddaughters, Halli Lovell, Grace Sutton,
and Brandy McGee; a step-great-granddaughter, Barbara Sue McGee; step-grandsons,
Benny and Kay Lovell, and Sammy and Natalie Lovell.
She was preceded in death by JT Lovell, the father of her children;
a brother, Walter McCurry, of Bertram; and a stepson, Thomas Lovell Jr.
The family requested memorials be made to Foster's Home for Children,
1779 North Graham, Stephenville, Texas 76401, or to the American Cancer
Arrangements by Scott's Funeral Home of Gatesville.
Funeral services for J.T. Spears, 78, of Lampasas are May 22, 2002,
at 10 a.m. at Dodson Funeral Home of Lampasas with the Rev. Paul Kenley
officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.
Mr. Spears died May 20 at an Austin hospital.
He was born March 28, 1924, at Drumright, Okla., the son of Verlin
Edward and Fannie Mae Harden Spears.
Mr. Spears was reared in Matador, Texas, and graduated high school
He married Joyce Chaney on Jan. 1, 1946, at Littlefield.
Mr. Spears owned and operated Tile Roofing & Building Supply in
Lampasas. He tiled the roof of the local Methodist church, and worked mainly
in Horseshoe Bay, Lakeway and Austin.
He retired in 1982.
Mr. Spears had lived in Lampasas since 1958, moving here from Floydada.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lampasas.
Survivors include his wife of Lampasas; a daughter, Janis Spears, of
Burnet; a son, John Spears, of Rhome, Texas; seven grandchildren; and three
He was preceded in death by a sister, Chlotile Cooper.
Visitation is May 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Dodson Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Dodson Funeral Home of Lampasas.
Funeral services for Roland Ray Torres, 23, of Lometa are May 21, 2002,
at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Lometa with the Rev. James Harnan officiating.
Burial will follow at Senterfitt Cemetery in Lometa.
Mr. Torres died May 19 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
He was born Nov. 27, 1978, at Stephenville.
He had lived in Lometa for the last eight years, and prior to that,
he resided in Stephenville.
Mr. Torres was a general laborer.
He is survived by his parents, Tom A. Torres and Lidia Torres, both
of Lometa; a son, Isiah Torres, of Lometa; a brother, Tommy Torres, and
Kris, of Morgan Mill; sisters, Crystal Torres, and Mike, of San Marcos,
and Ana Torres, of Lometa; grandparents, Tiburcia Saucillo, of San Saba,
and Bique Torres, of Lometa; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.
Fawn Diane Carl, 37, of Lampasas died May 26, 2002, in Burnet County.
Funeral services were May 28 at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel
with Jerry Connolly officiating. Burial followed at Townsen Cemetery near
Mrs. Carl was born May 14, 1965, at Rollins Brook Hospital in Lampasas.
She graduated from school in Springerville, Ariz., in 1982.
She married Thomas "T.C." Carl on July 28, 1993, in Gatesville, where
the couple lived until moving to Lampasas four years ago.
A member of the Baptist faith, Mrs. Carl was a secretary for the Special
Education Department of the Lampasas Independent School District. She was
active in youth sports organizations in Lampasas.
Survivors include her husband of Lampasas; two sons, Ashton James Perkins
and Kyle Gage Perkins; and a step-daughter, Brittany Nicole Carl, all of
Others are her parents, Jimmy Summerville and Dorothy Wolfe Summerville,
of Lampasas; one sister, Katherine LaDale Perkins of Lampasas; three brothers,
James Warren Summerville of Refugio, William Wayne Summerville of San Antonio,
and Robert Earl Summerville of Canyon Lake; grandmothers, Ruby Wolfe and
Jean Chambers, both of Lampasas; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors.
Funeral services were May 26, 2002, for Elizabeth Lindsay Vaughn Coulter
of Kempner. She died May 20 at Regal Nursing Home in Lampasas at the age
The Rev. Kelly Chadwick officiated the service at Briggs- Gamel-Wilcox
Funeral Home Chapel in Lampasas. Burial followed at Kempner City Cemetery.
Mrs. Coulter was born March 12, 1906, to Judge Stephen Vaughn and Katherine
Matchett Vaughn in Chattanooga, Tenn.
She taught arts and crafts to underprivileged children and at nursing
homes for the Salvation Army.
A member of the Greenwich Village Follies dance troupe in New York
City during the 1920s, she also was a journalist and war correspondent
during World War II, where she met and interviewed Gen. George Patton.
She also was an artist.
Mrs. Coulter was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Copperas
Cove. She had lived in Kempner since 1985, having moved to the area from
Survivors include a daughter, Carroll Berg, and her husband, Dr. John
Berg, of Kempner; and one granddaughter, Bethany Berg, also of Kempner.
The family requested memorial donations be made to Along the Road Home
Animal Shelter in Kempner.
Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors had charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Duard Alton "L.D." Wilson, 14, of Lampasas will
be May 29, 2002, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Lampasas with the
Rev. Mark Barnard to officiate. Burial will follow at Naruna Cemetery in
L.D. died May 26 in Burnet County.
An eighth-grader at Lampasas Middle School, he was a member of the
National Junior Honor Society and played football, soccer and basketball
and ran track. He also was an avid hunter.
L.D. was a Baptist. He had lived in Lampasas all his life.
He was born Dec. 31, 1987, in Killeen.
In addition to his parents, Larry and Kathy Carroll Wilson of Lampasas,
survivors include three brothers, Justin Wilson and Larry Claud "L.C."
Wilson, both of Lampasas, and Jason Wilson of Rockdale; four sisters, Britney
Carroll and Sheila Brooks, both of Lampasas, Shelly Greenly of Round Rock
and Michelle Wilson of Rockdale; and grandmothers, Juanita Carroll and
Ernestine Wilson, both of Lampasas.
Other survivors include five uncles and a number of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Duard Wilson and Truitt
A. Carroll, and a great-grandmother, Ruby Meek.
Memorial donations can be made to L.D. Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Fund at First Texas Bank in Lampasas.
Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors has charge of arrangements.