Miscellaneous Limestone County, Texas Obituaries


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L.C. Tucker Funeral Services Held on Tuesday 
L.C. Tucker, 85, of Kosse, departed this life July 25, 2002, at his home in Kosse. Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, at Beth Sada Baptist Church, in Hammond, Texas. Burial was in the Beth Sada Cemetery in Hammond. 
L.C. Tucker, was born January 1, 1917 in Calvert to the late Isaiah and Nettie Lee Tucker. L.C. accepted Christ at an early age. He was a retired truck driver. 
L.C. received his formal education in the public schools in Calvert. L.C. was united in holy matrimony to Margaret Cunningham on April 10, 1941. She preceded him in death, on July 29, 1989. 
He leaves to cherish his memory: Jean Jefferson; twelve children, Travis Tucker, Joann Bolden, Bettye Thomas, Martha Lewis, Dorothy Tucker, K.C. Tucker, Renee Tucker Opperman, Tammy Tucker Edwards, Clanchie Tucker, Jr., Ruth Anderson, Pearline Taylor and Billy Wayne Young; Vera Lee Johnson, niece of Houston; five sisters and eight brothers; many other relatives and friends.

H.T. Jenkins Funeral Services Held on July 25th 
H.T. Jenkins, 85, of Lake Limestone died July 18, 2002 in Limestone Medical Center. 
Funeral services were Thursday, July 25 with burial in Faulkenberry Cemetery with Bro. Richard Williams officiating. 
Mr. Jenkins was born June 26, 1917 to Ollie C. and Amanda (Nall) Jenkins in Metropolis, Illinois. He was a retired salesman in the medical profession, member of the Church of Christ of Groesbeck and he was a B-24 pilot with rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II earning the following citations: Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, American Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation with two Bronze Service Stars. 
Mr. Jenkins is survived by his daughter, Helen L. Haddow of Penrose, CO and son Samuel L. Jenkins of Georgetown, TX and one grandchild. 
Groesbeck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Marvin D. Haag Funeral ServicesHeld Tuesday 
Marvin D. Haag, 82, of Pt. Enterprise, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at Lake Shore Village in Waco. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Mr. Joe Hailey of Elm St. Church of Christ, Coleman, Texas officiating. Interment followed at Pt. Enterprise Cemetery. 
Mr. Haag was born June 8, 1920 in Iowa. He moved to this area from Arlington 32 years ago; worked for 22 years with L.T.V. as a precision grinder. He was a member of Northcrest Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Grace (Pat) Haag in 1993. 
He is survived by two sons - Ronald Lee Haag and wife, Jackie of Missoula, Montana, Dennis Arnold Haag and wife, Dottie of Linwood, Kansas; daughter - Sandra Sue Haag Brown and husband, John of Midlothian, Texas; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister - Marie Anderson of Keene, Texas. 
Pallbearers were Ron and Jackie Haag, Sandra and Johnny Brown, Dennis and Dottie Haag. Honorary Pallbearers were Stephen Haag, and Rhonda Congleton. 

James L. Steinbach Funeral Services Held July 26 
James L. Steinbach, 78, of Dew passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Providence Hospital in Waco. 
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 26 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Teague. Interment followed at Dew Cemetery. 
Mr. Steinbach was born March 3, 1924 in Verdell, Nebraska. He moved to Texas in 1941 and resided in Texas City until retiring and moving to Dew, 14 years ago. He was retired from Grumman Aerospace as an airplane builder. He was in the U.S. Army in World War II. Mr. Steinbach was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Ruth Steinbach, who passed away on January 28, 2000. He was also preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. 
Survivors include 5 children - Sue Conway and husband, Doug of Lake Limestone, Sandy Collier and husband, Doug of Dew, Charlotte Winkler and husband, Sam of Dew, Lester Steinbach and wife, Colleen of Texas City, Darrell Steinbach and wife, Anne of Texas City; seven grandchildren - Missy and Ricky Willis, Eric and Megan Gustafson, Leslie and Kory Blizzard, Megan and Robert Turner, Jeffery Collier, Matthew Steinbach and Samantha Winkler; three great-grandchildren - Tanner and Whitney Wills of Teague, Emily Turner of Texas City. 
Pallbearers were Doug Collier, Jeffery Collier, Ricky Wills, Eric Gustafson, Kory Blizzard, Eddie Winkler. 

John George Allen Funeral Services Held on Monday 
John George Allen, 82, of Mexia passed away July 26, 2002 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia. 
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 29th at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Rev. Marcus Sheffield of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was at Lost Prairie Cemetery. 
Mr. Allen was born February 2, 1920 at Horn Hill, Texas. He has lived in Mexia since 1983. He was a retired self-employed service station operator and also retired from the trucking business. Mr. Allen was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, receiving a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his wife, Euna Fay Henderson Allen in 2001. 
Mr. Allen is survived by daughters - Georgia Fay Walker of Humble and Carlie Ann Gilbert of Pasadena; a son Michael Jay Allen of Mexia; grandchildren: Kenneth Dale Bishop, John Earl Gilbert, Connie Michelle Russell, Carrie Larue Williams, Cindy Gayle Murphey; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Pevehouse of Snyder; brothers - Carl Jackson Allen of Pasadena and Oscar Joseph Allen of Ft. Worth. 
Pallbearers were Edsel Henderson, Ray Gene Henderson, Nolan Henderson, Troy Henderson, B.J. Gilliam, Jermayne Williams, Kenneth Bishop, John Gilbert., Gary Russell, Michael Murphey. 
Honorary pallbearers were Connie Russell, Carrie Williams, Cindy Murphey. 

Bill Austin, Jr. Graveside Services held on April 17 
William (Bill) John Austin, Jr., age 53, of Thornton, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at his residence. 
Graveside Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Ebenezer Cemetery with Brother Bill Hughes officiating. 
Mr. Austin was born October 15, 1948 in Winnsboro, LA to William John and Poachonats (Vines) Austin. He was a rancher and had lived in this area for the past thirty years. He was married to Jewel (McMurray) Austin on September 4, 1969 in Kerman, CA. 
Survivors include his wife: Jewel of Thornton; two daughters and sons-in-law: Shannon and Joel Hobbs of Fresno, CA and Brandy and Ron Smith of Kosse; grandchildren: John William, Joshea Cody, and James Dalton Hobbs, Austin Drake Smith of Kosse; mother: Poachonats Austin of LA; three sisters and four brothers. 
Groesbeck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Patrick T. Murdock Passes Away In Arizona 
Patrick Thomas Murdock lost his struggles with lung cancer and has joined his grand-parents with the Lord. 
Patrick was born May 7, 1956 and died March 19, 2002 in Tuscon, Arizona. 
He is survived by his parents Bill and Mary (McLelland) Murdock, his sisters, Denise (Kevin) Kinkade and Diann (Cliff) LaCroix, nieces Kimberly Kinkade, Ellen LaCroix, Nicole LaCroix, nephew Erik LaCroix, and many loving relatives in Texas. 
Pat's grandparents were Baker and Naomi Murdock of Hearne and Ray and Onie McLelland of Groesbeck. 
Services were held at Rincon Congregational Church in Tuscon at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24. 

Martha Cayton Rape Funeral Services Held in Arlington 
ARLINGTON - Martha Cayton Rape, 81, a retired biology teacher, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2002, in Arlington after complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. 
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at First United Methodist Church Arlington, 314 North Center Street, Arlington. Burial was in Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. 
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Rape's family requests donations be made to the Martha Rape Memorial Scholarship fund. The fund is to be used to further the education of graduating seniors at Lamar High School who are pursuing a career in biological sciences. Checks should be made out to the Martha Rape Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Elizabeth Martin, 1308 Windmill Court, Arlington, Texas 76013. 
Mrs. Rape was born in Groesbeck April 18, 1920. She graduated from Groesbeck High School and received a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She subsequently went to graduate school at Baylor University in Waco; where she earned her masters degree. 
Mrs. Rape will be remembered as the daughter of the late Bettie and Bun Cayton and the niece of Martha Wolverton England. She was associated with two early day families - the Caytons and Wolverton families. 
Mrs. Rape met her husband Joe G. Rape while in Waco. They were married in 1943 in Abilene, just before he was sent overseas to serve as a staff sergeant in George S. Patton's Third Army in France during World War II. 
During the war, she worked in Washington, D.C. as a lab technician in research on using penicillin as a useful antibiotic. After the war, she worked as a high school biology teacher in Austin, Galveston and Houston, while her husband went through medical school and residency. 
Mrs. Rape moved to Arlington in 1953, where she raised her family, managing a home in Arlington and a farm outside Venus. She was active in the Arlington Women's Club, Junior Great Books, American Association of University Women, the Chi Omega Alumni Association and her church, First United Methodist Church of Arlington. 
Mrs. Rape returned to teaching in 1968 after the death of her husband. She taught at Arlington High School, then Lamar High School and retired in 1984. 
After retirement she enrolled in a post-graduate program in Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington. She was also very active at the Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth, working as a docent for several years. 
She is survived by her sister, Ann Harding of Houston; son, Joe M. Cayton of Houston; daughter, Elizabeth Martin of Arlington; grandsons, Jordan G. Cayton, Joseph C. Martin and David C. Martin; and granddaughters, Whitney E. Rape and Madeline C. Cayton. 
Moore Funeral Home of Arlington was in charge of arrangements. 

Willie Mae Lyles Passes Away 
Mrs. Willie Mae Lyles, 91, of Bremond, formerly of Mexia, died April 16, 2002 at Falls Community Hospital in Marlin. 
She was born Sept. 11, 1910 in Kosse. She was a homemaker and had lived in Mexia until about two months ago when she moved to Bremond. 
Mrs. Lyles is survived by a son, Alvin Lyles of Bremond; grandchildren Terry Webb and Brenda Kwasnica, both of Bremond; 3 great-grandchildren; a sister, Alberta Thornton of Houston. 
Blair-Stubbs of Mexia was in charge of arrangements. 

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Aubrey H. Hancock 
Mr. Aubrey H. Hancock, 79, of Coolidge, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2002 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Funeral services for Mr. Hancock were held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 at First United Methodist Church in Coolidge with Rev. Bob Raines officiating. Interment followed at Coolidge Cemetery. 
Mr. Hancock was born December 19, 1922 at Datura, Texas. He lived most of his life in the Coolidge area; was a rancher and was retired from Kerr-McGee Oil as Wholesale Distributor; 32 years in Hancock Service Station. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Coolidge. He served in the Army during World War II from February 1943 until February 1946. 
Mr. Hancock is survived by his wife Veta Ruth Hancock of Coolidge; son, Mark Douglas Hancock and wife, Roxanne of Cedar Island; daughter, Cynthia Ann Lowry and husband, Bill of Cedar Island; grandchildren: Bret, Bart, Chance and Dale Lowry, Lori and Leslie Hancock, Kendal Hancock; 5 great-grandchildren: Jake, Luke, Brooke, Cole and Blake; brother, C.M. Hancock of Coolidge. 
Pallbearers were Bret, Bart, Chance and Dale Lowry, Keith McReynolds and Jimmy Hancock. 
Blair-Stubbs of Mexia was in charge of arrangements. 

Willie Vera Matthews Funeral Services Held April 20 
Willie Vera Roark Matthews, age 82, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at a Marlin Hospital. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phyllis Carey officiating. Interment followed in the Waite Cemetery. 
Mrs. Matthews was born on February 13, 1920 in Groesbeck to Dill Worth and Martha Ann Polk Roark. She retired in 1987 from the Marlin I.S.D. after 27 years of service in the cafeteria. She was a member of the Reagan United Methodist Church, a 64 year resident of Reagan, loved to cook for her family and was an accomplished seamstress. She married Robert Lee Matthews on December 29, 1928 in Groesbeck and they farmed and ranched together for their entire married life. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ollie Prichard and brothers, Otis Roark and Alvie Roark. 
Mrs. Matthews is survived by her husband of Reagan; son: Bobby Matthews and wife Sandra of Gause; daughters: Martha Alyce Steen and husband Jon of The Woodlands, Judy Kay Buckner of Cleveland, TX; sister, Nonie Esslinger of Athens; grandchildren: Jeffrey Steen, Brent Buckner, Kimberly Thorsen, Kelly Carroll, Stewart Clancy, and Jennifer Wilson; great-grandchildren, Cassie Carroll, Brittany Steen, Spencer Steen and Hunter Thorsen and Paige Wiseman. 
Pallbearers were Jeff Steen, Brent Buckner, Stewart Clancy, Terry Matthews, Jimmy Matthews and Stanley Roark. 
Honorary Pallbearers were Roger Pritchard, Bobby Neil Roark, Otis Roark, Joe Roark, Ronnie Roark, Charles Spivey, Sam Spivey and Tarver Spivey. 
Memorials may be made to Reagan United Methodist Church, Reagan, Tx 76680. 
Adams Funeral Home of Marlin was in charge of arrangements. 

Margie Nell Myers 
Margie Nell Myers Funeral Services Held Wednesday 
Margie Nell Myers, 64, of Kosse, passed away Monday, April 8, 2002 at her residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10 at the First Baptist Church of Kosse with Rev. C.L. Nicholas of Global Harvest Ministries of Kosse conducting. Interment followed at Mustang Prairie Cemetery near Kosse. 
Mrs. Myers was born December 4, 1937 to William and Pauline Carnes at the Mustang Prairie Community. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father. 
She is survived by her husband John Myers; sons: Donny Ray and Mary Myers of Spring, Clarence Daly and Kay Myers of Anderson; daughter: Pamela Ann and David Hillman of Kosse; brothers: William Carnes of Bremond, Johnny and Paula Carnes, James and Becky Carnes, Jimmy and Nickie Carnes all of Houston; sister: Bobby Garrett of Kosse and her mother, Pauline Carnes of Kosse; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 
Family members request that memorials be made to Hillcrest Community Hospice, 3215 Pine, Waco, Texas 76703. 

Jesse C. Walts 
Jesse C. Walts Funeral Services Held Friday 
Jesse C. Walts, 81, of Lake Limestone, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at a Waco hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton with Rev. Gene Grace officiating. Interment was in Criswell Cemetery. 
Mr. Walts was born October 5, 1920 in Thornton. He was a Street Supervisor for the City of Waco Street Department, retiring to Lake Limestone in 1983 after 33 years. He served in the Pacific in World War II with the Navy. Mr. Walts was a member of the Lake Limestone Baptist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elenora Lee Walts in 1996 and by a son-in-law, E.C. Roderick in 1994. 
He is survived by his children: Gracie Roderick of Clinton, Maine; Jessie Young of Waco; James Walts and wife, Mary, of Lowell, Arkansas; Michael Walts and wife, Stephanie, of Bellmead; Deborah Robinson and husband Sam, of Navasota and Kenneth Walts and wife, Sheila of China Spring; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sister, Olene Smith of Waco. 
Pallbearers were Jimmy Queener, John Ellis, Troy Ellis, Roger Broxton, Toby Culverhouse, Kenneth Day Ellis, Gary Broxton, Doyle Broxton. 
Blair-Stubbs of Thornton was in charge of arrangements.

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