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 Funeral services for A. A. "Double A" Tucker Jr., 87 of Houston were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Houston. Interment followed in Woodlawn Garden Of Memories Cemetery. Revs. David Schultz, John Selle and Edwin Keiper officiated.  Mr. Tucker passed away Monday, Oct. 2 in a Houston hospital after a short illness.   He was born April 16, 1913 in Thorndale to the late Arnold A. Tucker and Sarah Elizabeth (Cardwell) Tucker. His mother passed away five days after his birth.   Mr. Tucker was raised by his grandparents, Richard Benjamin Cardwell and Barbara Ann (Pugh) Cardwell and an uncle, Richard McKinzie (Mack) Cardwell and Lula Lee (Tucker) Cardwell, all of whom preceded him in death.   Also preceding him in death were a brother, Tommie Arnold Tucker and three sisters, Arrie Iona Tucker, Alice Bamma Jackson and Hattie Ann Caffey.   He married Hermenia (Hattie) Barta on April 29, 1939 in Flatonia.   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Hermenia (Hattie) Tucker; two sons, Arvin Dennis Tucker and wife Cathey of Georgetown and Daniel Ray Tucker of Shelby; three grandchildren, Keith Tucker and wife Kellie of Hempstead, Michelle Tucker of Hockley and fiancie, Tommy Hamilton of Planterville and Casey Tucker of Georgetown; two great grandchildren, Kyle and Kolt Tucker of Hempstead; and close relatives, Dr. Wallace H. Cardwell and wife Ardith of Elgin, Lyngle (Bill) Cardwell and wife Veronica of Rockdale and Shirley Luetge and husband Clyde of Rockdale.   Pallbearers were James Luetge, Leroy Cardwell, Lyngle Cardwell, Bradley Cardwell, Richard Barta, Randy Barta, Ronnie Wayne Merecka and Donnie White.   Memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church building fund, 1515 Hillendahl, Houston, TX 77055.

Funeral services for Edgar Louis (E.L.) Cheatham Jr., 76, of Cameron were held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. James E. Lafferty officiating. Burial followed in Cook Walden/Capital Park Cemetery in Pflugerville. He died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 in a Temple hospital. Mr. Cheatham was born July 8, 1924 in Madison County to Edgar Louis and Merttie Mae Lindley Cheatham. He married Nell Sorenson June 17, 1961. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired as a millwright from Alcoa in Rockdale. Mr. Cheatham was a member of the Battetown Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the deacons. Mr. Cheatham was a member of the Cameron Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2010, American Legion Edwin Hardy Post #9 and the Cameron Evening Lions Club. He had served with the Civil Conservation Corporation. He volunteered delivery of meals to the elderly for Hill Country Services. Mr. Cheatham was preceded in death by son Jack Allen Konopackie; granddaughter Lisa Lovell and nephew Wayne Ercanbrack. Surviving are: Wife, Nell Cheatham, Cameron; son, Rev. Tim Cheatham, Cameron; daughter, Sherry Nell Lovell, Freeport; brother, Julius Cheatham, Bastrop; sister, Mary Etta Ercanbrack, Lake Jackson and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Battetown Baptist Church, 401 E. 22nd, Cameron, TX 76520. 

Funeral services for Jerry Lee Zelisko, 48, of Buckholts were held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Gary Kleypas officiating. Burial followed in the Corinth Cemetery near Buckholts. He died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 in Buckholts. Mr. Zelisko, a carpenter and construction worker, was born May 21, 1952 in Cameron to Richmond Frank and Betty Lou Kennon Zelisko. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Zelisko. Surviving are: Wife, Jeanie Zelisko, Buckholts; son, Clay Zelisko, Dallas; daughter, Anna Zelisko, Buckholts; mother, Betty Zelisko, Temple; brother, John Zelisko, Buckholts.

MILANO - Funeral services for Dennis Preston Ruzicka, 57, of Milano were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Glynn A. Cummings and Gene Van Noord officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. Mr. Ruzicka died Tuesday, Oct. 9, at his residence. Born July 25, 1944, in Milam County, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and had worked in road construction. Mr. Ruzicka was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors are his wife, Glenna Ruzicka of Milano; three sons, Dennis Preston Ruzicka Jr. of Milano, Kevin Alan Ruzicka of Rockdale and Jason Don Ruzicka of Milano; three sisters, Betty Lavender of Iola, Frances Basonic and Doris Van Noord, both of Cameron; a step-brother, Richard Ruzicka of Cameron; a step-sister, Johnnye Ruth Harris of Waco; also three grandchildren.

CAMERON - Graveside services for Wiley J. 'Jake' Loftin, 72, of Cameron were held at Corinth Cemetery near Buckholts with Rev. Mike Lewis officiating. Mr. Loftin died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in a Temple hospital. A retired oil field worker, he was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Buckholts to Aril James and Lillie Am Nelson Loftin. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict. Survivors are a brother, Floyd Loftin of Odessa; and three sisters, Johnny Whittier of Del Rio, Patsy Milky of Odessa and Linda Butler of Cameron. Memorials may be made to the Corinth Cemetery Association, Rt. 2 Box 160, Buckholts, TX 76518.

CAMERON - Funeral services for Harry Phillip White, 84, of the Jones Prairie community, near Cameron, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Little River Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Hudson officiating. Burial followed in the Little River Cemetery. Mr. White died Saturday, Oct. 6, in a Temple hospital following an illness. A retired farmer and rancher, he was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Milam County. Mr. White was a member of Little River Baptist Church. Survivors were his wife, Lanelle White of Jones Prairie; a son, Craig White of Sugar Land; two daughters, Delaine Burgess of Rockdale and Charlotte Pomykal of Rosebud; two brothers, John White of Marlin and Robert White of Jones Prairie; three sisters, Louise Gibson of Johnson City, Eula Mae White and Nadine Westerman, both of Rosebud; also, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Little River Fellowship Hall.

Funeral services for Tommy Wade, 48, were held Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Roger Osborn officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001 in a Houston hospital. Mr. Wade, a resident of Channelview for the past 17 years, was born Sept. 26, 1953 in Lexington to Jesse James and Hazel Nutt Wade. He and Linda Turman were married Dec. 12, 1972 in Lexington. Mr. Wade was a truck driver for Liberty Waste in Baytown. Preceding his in death were his parents and one brother, James Wade. Surviving are: His wife, Linda Wade of Channelview; sons Timothy Wade and Wayne Wade, both of Lexington; daughters, Tammy Elders and Billie Jo Smith, both of Channelview; brothers, Isaac E. Wade of Serbin and David R. Wade and Lonnie W. Wade, both of Lexington; sisters, Betty Beck of Giddings, Jessie Kelley and Linda Williams, both of Lexington, Flora Becvar of Dime Box and Mary Stevick of Giddings; six grandchildren. Pallbearers were Timothy Wade, Wayne Wade, Nathan Morgan, James Morgan, Melvin Turman Jr., J.R. Wade.

Graveside services for Kathryn Preece, 77, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 at the Hugh Wilson Cemetery in Tanglewood with Dr. Greg Nichols of Lexington Christian officiating. She died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001 in the Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale. Mrs. Preece, a longtime resident of Tanglewood, was born Feb. 2, 1924 in Gause to Jackson Lee Reese and Seletta Viola McMurray Reese. She and Virgil L. Preece were married Feb. 14, 1954 in Austin. Mrs. Preece was a member of the Lexington Christian Church. She was a homemaker. Preceding her in death was her husband Dec. 13, 1999. Surviving are caregivers, Maria and Santos Gonzales of Rockdale and several nieces and nephews.

Frank "Pa" Newman Jr., 79, of Thorndale died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001 at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale. Celebration of Life services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 at St. John Lutheran Church in Thorndale with Pastor Vernon Appel and Pastor Robert Beicke officiating. Burial followed at Detmold Cemetery. Mr. Newman was born July 23, 1922 in Taylor to Frank and Lena (Voight) Newman. On May 7, 1940, her married Pearl Melde at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Newman retired as a potroom foreman for Alcoa, after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Thorndale and a life member of the Thorndale VFW Post #4009. He loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Mr. Newman was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rita Jane Becker; a son-in-law, Leon Barron and two sisters, Nannie Simank and Edna Hilton. Surviving are: His wife of 61 years, Pearl of Thorndale; daughter, Judy Brown of Thorndale; sisters, Margie Olbrich and Frances Hilton of Thorndale and Nora Pasemann of Thrall; grandchildren, Jeff Barron and wife, Cheryl of Taylor, Marla Roepke and Chris Davis of Thorndale, Randa Becker of Belgium and Russell Becker of Austin; great grandchildren, Kassie and Mallory Barron of Pasadena, Jacob Barron of Taylor and Hiatt Becker of Austin. Pallbearers were James Lee Hilton, Frankie Hilton, Charles Olbrich, Harvey Simank, Bob Hegar and Max Thiele. Honorary pallbearers were members of Thorndale VFW Post #4009. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, General Fund, P.O. Box 21, Thorndale, TX 76577.

BENBROOK - Cathy Marque Jennings, 36, a nurse's aide for a nursing home, died Tuesday, Oct. 9 in Fort Worth. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Baumgardner Chapel in Fort Worth with Mr. Todd Asaad officiating. She was born Jan. 19, 1965 in Fort Worth to Kenneth and Judith Stewart Jennings. She was a member of the DFW International Church of Christ.  Survivors include her parents, Kenneth and Judy Jennings of Benbrook; a brother, Chris Jennings of Hutchinson, Kansas; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stewart of Rockdale and Mrs. Pauline Sharp of Benbrook.

CAMERON - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Herrera, 70, of Round Rock and formerly of Cameron will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 at 10 a.m. at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Cameron. Burial will follow in St. Monica's Cemetery. She died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 in a Round Rock nursing center. Mrs. Herrera was born Aug. 14, 1931 in Bracketville to Manuel and Celestina Castro Garcia. She was a former member of St. Monica's Catholic Church in Cameron and also worked at Royal Seating as a machinist for many years. Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Fred Herrera. Surviving are: Son, Johnny Conine of Round Rock; daughter, Claudia Conine-Rios of Round Rock; two brothers, Jose Garcia of San Antonio and Patrick Garcia; three sisters, Margaret Martinez of New Hobbs, NM, Jesse Solis of Blum and Irene Fuentes of San Antonio; four grandchildren. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

CAMERON - Funeral services for Robert William Bowley, 67, of Montgomery and formerly of Cameron were held Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron. He died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001 in a Conroe hospital. Mr. Bowley was born Sept. 16, 1934 in Wilson to Hugh Marion and Ruth Victoria Kinnison Bowley. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Conroe and was a warehouse distributor. Preceding him in death was his father, Rev. H.M. Bowley. Surviving are: His wife, Wanda Bowley of Montgomery; son, Robert Allan Bowley of Montgomery; three daughters, Theresa Ray, Karen Cantrell and Pamela Bowley, all of Houston; mother, Ruth Bowley of Cameron; three brothers, Dwayne Bowley of Cameron, Kenneth Bowley of Rockhill, NC and Phillip Bowley of Belton; six sisters, Norma Crouch of Cameron, Mary Davis of Malakoff, Patricia Glenn of Cameron, Lawanda Black of Malakoff, Glenda Hays and Linda Mayer, both of Cameron; three grandchildren.

Funeral services for Doris Elaine Braun, 51, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan, 25, 2002 in St. James Lutheran Church in New Wehdem with Rev. Bob Myers officiating.   Burial followed in St. James Lutheran Cemetery in New Wehdem. She died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 in the Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.
Mrs. Braun, a Black Jack Community resident since 1972, formerly of Rockdale, was born Aug. 16, 1950 in Brenham to Fritz and Viola (Quade) Jaehne. She and Calvin Braun were married Feb. 11, 1969 in Brenham.
Mrs. Braun worked with preschool children at First Baptist Church in Rockdale, McDonald's in Rockdale and then Southwest Milam Water Supply in Rockdale. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in New Wehdem and was confirmed and baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Brenham.
Mrs. Braun was educated in Brenham school system and Blinn College. She enjoyed children, arts and crafts, involved in Little League baseball, Cub and Boy Scouts, Sunday school and Bible school, volunteered at Rockdale Schools, Christmas Roundup and was active in the Black Jack Volunteer Fire Department.
Mrs. Braun was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roger Jaehne; cousin, Dorothy Lehrmann; aunts, Lydia Lehrmann and Mamie Quade; friend, Cookie Winklemann.
Surviving are: Husband, Calvin Braun of Rockdale; sons, Elan Braun and fiancee Trish and her son Michael Bradford of College Station and Kase Braun of Rockdale; brother, Fritz Jaehne and wife Diane of Brenham; sisters-in-law, Beverly Jaehne of Brenham and Jewell Ellis of Austin.
Pallbearers were Melvin Winklemann, Stanley Caffey, Clinton Broeker, Don Jaehne, Mark Andrejczak and Frankie Matura.
Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 10362 New Wehdem Rd., Brenham, TX 77833.

Funeral services for Lorine Robinson, 73, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Calvin Springer of Rockdale Full Gospel Church officiating. Burial followed in Minerva Cemetery in Minerva. She died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2002.
Mrs. Robinson, a Minerva resident since 1978, formerly of Houston, was born March 24, 1928 in Yoakum to Emil and Claudia Blanche Greider. She and John Thomas Robinson were married Nov. 10, 1961 in Rockdale.
Mrs. Robinson attended the University of Houston. She was a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston and also took care of children in Houston and then in Minerva.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Surviving are: Husband, J.T. Robinson of Minerva; son John Mark Robinson of Waco; brother, Harold Ray Williams of Minerva; three grandsons, John Mark Jr., Jason Michael and Brian Leon Robinson.
Pallbearers were Cecil Meyer, Scott Meyer, Mark Robinson Jr., Jason Robinson, Brian Robinson, Daniel Diestel, Frank Garcia and Frank Garcia Jr.

CAMERON - Funeral services for Chelcy S. Cook, 87, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 in Lights Chapel Baptist Church in Cameron with Rev. O.J. Naylor of Lights Chapel Baptist Church officiating. She died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 in the Central Texas Hospital in Cameron.
Mrs. Cook, a lifelong resident of Cameron, was born Nov. 30, 1914 in Cameron to Lee and Susie (Blackmon) Simmons. She was a homemaker and member of Lights Chapel Baptist Church in Cameron. Preceding her in death were her husband, William Cook Jan. 20, 1973;
brothers, Willie, Lonnie, John and Lee Simmons Jr.; sister, Gladys Bailey.
Surviving are: Three brothers, Tom Melvin Simmons of Cameron, Haywood Simmons of Las Vegas, Nevada and Ralph Simmons of Los Angeles, California; sisters, Minnie Booze of Cameron and Mary Scott of Los Angeles, California.
Pallbearers were A.G. Whiteside, Aaron Miller, Aaron Spells, Robert Wilcox, T.K. Booze and Tony Booze.

Funeral services for Clyde G. Pinkerton Sr., 73, were held Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 2 p.m. from the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Kirk of Marlow Baptist Church and Rev. Joe Weldon Bailey of Liberty Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. He died Saturday, June 1, 2002 in the Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale.
Mr. Pinkerton, a Milano resident for the past 13 years, moving there from Rockdale, was born May 20, 1929 in Thorndale to Woody and Maudie (Wilson) Pinkerton. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and loved to collect arrowheads and travel to Las Vegas.
Mr. Pinkerton, a leaderman at Alcoa, retired in 1989 after 39 years. He was preceded in death by a son, Clyde G. Pinkerton Jr. March 4, 1996; his parents and two grandchildren.
Surviving are: Son, Mark Pinkerton and wife Michelle of Belton; two daughters, Patrica Bitner and husband Billy and Lisa Malone and husband Mike all of Cameron; brother, Kenneth Pinkerton and wife Fannie of Oologah, OK; sister, Bennie Pulley and husband Earl of Rockdale; five grandchildren, Kenny Schneebli, Sara Elliott, Crystal Nelson, Emily Pinkerton and Corbin Pinkerton; great-grandchild, Katy Elliott; also several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were J.D. Howard, Andy Kirk, Jerry Pulley, Billy Bitner, Anthony Proctor and Ernest Garza.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold "Shorty" Morris, Tom Martin, Ed Garner, Frank Warren, Ed Remaley and Jerry Kirk.

GIDDINGS - Funeral services for Thomas Winston Keng, 74, of Giddings were held Monday, June 3, 2002 at 2 p.m. in Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Giddings with Rev. Dr. Ralph Lien officiating. Burial followed in Giddings City Cemetery. He died Friday, May 31, 2002 in Brackenridge Hospital, Austin.
Mr. Keng was born April 11, 1928 in Dime Box to Samuel Keng and Mamie (Bolander) Keng. He and Arline Liberty were married April 20, 1950 at Port Lavaca. Retiring from Alcoa as a machinist after 31 plus years of employment, he was also a bail bondsman and owned and
operated Kengston Finance Company in Giddings.
Mr. Keng was a local rancher who raised and raced thoroughbred horses, former member of the Giddings Junior Chamber of Commerce, former little league coach. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, playing football while in the Marines and also played football at TLC.
Mr. Keng was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth Dale; brother, Lee Roy King; brother-in-law, Marvin (Red) Liberty.
Surviving are: Wife, Arline Keng of Giddings; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and John Ray and Judy and Jeff Keaghey all of Giddings; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Mary Kay Keng of Giddings; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson; two brothers, S.B. and Verlene Keng and Cecil Keng all of Houston; seven sisters, Inez Heinemann of Lexington, Verna and Sammy Caruso and Vera and Billy Hayes all of Houston, Twila and Len Moncrief of Longview, Joyce and Allan Pagel of Fayetteville, Marlene Terrasa of Lake Jackson and Barbara and George King of Friendswood; sister-in-law, Cecelia Keng of Houston; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Ben and Verdell Liberty of Giddings, Dr. H.G. and Pat Liberty of Seguin and Irma Moehlman of Yoakum; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

KENNEWICK, WA - Services for Delbert G. Taylor, 84, were held at 2 p.m. June 3, 2002, at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home in Kennewick, Washington. Burial was in Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick.
Mr. Taylor died Sunday, May 26, 2002, in Richland, Washington.
He grew up in Rockdale and, after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he moved to Corona, California, in 1954 with his family.
Survivors are a sister, Clara Murray of New Braunfels; a son, James B. Taylor of Belmont, Michigan; two daughters, Debi Taylor-Bouchard of Encinitas, California, and Alice Smith of West Richland, Washington; also, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews in Texas.

BELTON - Services for Lena Cagle Stewart, 76, of Belton were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2002, at Dossman Funeral Chapel in Belton with Rev. Billy Johnson officiating. Burial followed at North Belton Cemetery.
Mrs. Cagle Stewart died Monday, May 27, at her home.
She was born June 1, 1925, in Lott, the daughter of Barney Lee Frankum and Ollie (Dobbs) Frankum. She moved to Belton in 1955 and lived in the same home since 1956.
A homemaker, Mrs. Stewart was a member of REACT where she served as secretary and volunteered for many years.
Preceding her in death was her husband Frank D. Cagle Sr. in 1977 and a grandchild, Darren Lee Smith, in 1992.
Survivors are her husband, Cecil T. Stewart of Belton; a son, Frank D. Cagle Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama; two daughters, Dorothy Smith and husband Doyle of Rockdale and Gail Lee of Belton; three stepsons, Mike Stewart of Moody, James Stewart of Rockdale and Kenneth Stewart of Belton; two brothers, Troy Frankum of Kemp and Leonard Ray Frankum (her twin brother) of Denton; two sisters, Elizabeth Webb of Alvarado and Betty Battson of Kemp; also, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

MARLIN - Services for Mozell Miles, 72, of Marlin were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Marlin with Pastor W.M. Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial was in Rockey Hill Community Cemetery in Marlin.
Mrs. Miles died Friday, May 24.
A retired housekeeper, she was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Fort Worth.
Survivors are three sisters-in-law, Christian Young, Emily King of Marlin and Jessie B. Young of Fort Worth; a brother-in-law, William Paul King of Marlin; a stepdaughter, Rosie Lee White of Fort Worth; seven step-grandchildren, Theodore White, Steve White, Shirlan Felder, Beverly Gooden, Darlene Kelley, Jacquline Melton and Ivy Jones, all of Fort Worth; also, seven nephews, 16 nieces and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for John L. Robertson, 66, of Rockdale, will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 29, 2003 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Winfred Tyler, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Rockdale, He died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at St. David Medical Center, Austin.
Mr. Robertson was born Aug. 11, 1937 in New Baden. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1954 to 1961 and a retired supervisor of the Alcoa aluminum plant in Rockdale.
Surviving are: Wife, Freddie L. Robertson of Rockdale; five sons, John Jr., Jermaine and Rev. Willie Phillips Sr., all of Rockdale, and Dwight and Anthony of Fort Worth; four daughters, Angela and Amber of Rockdale and Dionne and Danita of Fort Worth; nine
granddaughters; four brothers, Retired Sgt. Major Andrew Robertson of Killeen, Charles Embra of Rockdale and retired Sgt. Major Freddie Brown and Ray Brown, both of Round Rock; six sisters, Doris Phillips of Rockdale, Bertha Nell Minter of North Carolina,
Katherine Norwood of Germany and Mary Frances Walker, Joyce Irvin and Sylvia Hatten, all of Corsicana; one God son, Richard Henderson of Rockdale, and one God daughter, "Tinker" Morris of Houston.  Mr. Robertson received the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Citizen Award in March of 2000, in recognition of his leadership on many civic fronts, including East-Side Tutoring which he founded to help
community youth. He was a member of the Original Twelve service club, the Alcoa Retirees Club, and New Hope Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Rev. John E. Lewis, 90, were held at 2 p.m. at the Connally/Compton Funeral Home in Waco with Rev. Glen Pipes of Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Rockdale, officiating. Burial was in Waco Memorial Park. He died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at the Richards
Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.  Rev. Lewis, a Rockdale resident the past 11/2 years, moving from Waco where he lived for 22 years, was born
Dec. 22, 1912 in Waco to Parks Pennington Lewis and Julia Tabitha (Culpepper) Lewis. He and Cathryn Ferguson were married June 2, 1938 in Fort Worth.  Rev. Lewis, a Baptist minister for over 45 years, was a member of the Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Rockdale. He had served as a Baptist minister at Friendship, OK, Oglesby, Henrietta, Seymour, Olton and Waco.
He served as board member of the State Mission Commission, member of the board of Buckner Baptist Children's Home, moderator of several Baptist associations and a member of the singing group "The Scrap Irons."
He was a graduate of Quanah High School, Baylor University and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth and also a member of the Baylor University Century Club.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Marshall Lewis; sisters, Rotha Dyer and Anna Parks Glover.
Surviving are: Wife, Cathryn Lewis of Rockdale; son, John E. Lewis Jr. and wife Sunya of Spring; daughters, Joanna Gassiott and husband Ralph of Midland and Elaine Holliman and husband Gary of Rockdale; nine grandchildren, Cathryn and Frank McLendon, Leslie and Brent Hasselbach, Kyle Gassiott, Julie and Danny Wallace, Karri and Joe Sanders, Trent and Amy Lewis, Kristin Gassiott, Todd Lewis and Steven Holliman;
eight great-grandchildren, Annie and Doss Hasselbach, Abby Lewis Austin, Kayla, Abby Wallace, Elise and Mitchell McLendon.
Pallbearers were Kyle Cassiott, Trent Lewis, Todd Lewis, Steven Holliman, Brent Hasselbach, Frank McLendon, Danny Wallace and Joe Sanders. 

Graveside services for R.T. Fowler, 74, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 in the Sharp Cemetery in Sharp. He died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003 in the Hospice Austin's Christopher House in Austin.
Mr. Fowler, an Austin resident, was born Jan. 12, 1929 in Joppa, Alabama to Luther Fowler and Alice (Yother) Fowler and grew up in Alabama. He and Faye Garner of Sharp were married Aug. 10, 1951 in Dallas.
Mr. Fowler served three years in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He worked for L&A Mill in Austin and served for a time as a steward of the local carpenters' union. He coached his sons and many others in Little League, Pony League and Colt League baseball at least 20 years at Delwood Optimist, Walnut Creek Optimist and University Hills Optimist. He was made a UHO Hall of Fame designee.  Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Beamon Fowler and M.L. Fowler; sister, Wynona Finley.
Surviving are: Wife, Faye Fowler of Austin; five sons, Freddie Fowler and Floyd Fowler both of Austin, Frankie Fowler and wife Suzy of Lampasas, Farley Fowler and wife Sherri of Gunter and Faron Fowler and wife Kathy of Pflugerville; daughter, Karen Cummins of
Austin; sister, Juanita Ellis of Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Scott Fowler, Trenon Fowler, Tanner Fowler, Gary Mitchell, Alan Mitchell and Bret Garner. 

LEXINGTON - Funeral services for Edna Letterman, 88, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003 at the Lexington United Methodist Church with Rev. David White of Lexington United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed in the Lexington Memorial Cemetery. She died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 in the Renaissance Villa in Rockdale.
Mrs. Letterman, a Lexington resident, moving there from Baton Rouge, LA, was born July 28, 1915 in Beasley to Richard Weidner and Augusta Hueske Weidner.   She and Carl C. Letterman were married Dec. 3, 1939 in Lake Charles, LA.
She was co-owner and business manager of Letterman's Blue Print & Supply Co. of Baton Rouge, LA from 1949-1983. She was a member of Lexington United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Lexington Garden Club and a charter member of ZONTA Professional
Businesswomen's Club in Baton Rouge.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Feb. 18, 1999; parents; grandson, David Letterman in 1985; brothers, Roy Weidner, Fred Weidner and an infant brother Robert; sisters, Bertha Willman and Trudy Kalleen.
Surviving are: Son, Carl Letterman and wife Margaret of Lexington; daughter, Priscilla Brister and husband Robert of Lexington; four grandchildren, Leigh Ann Letterman of Lexington, Charles Letterman and wife Angie of Houston, Robert Brister Jr. and wife Arlene of Lexington and Richard Brister and wife Terri of Lexington; seven great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Letterman, B.J. Brister, Dustin Brister, Zackary Brister, Dalton Brister, Dylan Brister and Delaney Brister; brother, Chester Weidner and wife Mildred of Houston; sister-in-law, Elenora Weidner of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were B.J. Brister, Dustin Brister, Robert Brister Jr., Richard Brister, Bill Morris and Fred Rhodes.

CAMERON - Funeral services for Hazel Michalka, 81, of Cameron, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Walter Matus officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. She died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 in a
Rockdale nursing center.
Mrs. Michalka, a homemaker, was born June 19, 1922 in Rogers to Dick and Myrtle Lee Hill Riddle. She was a Catholic. Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert G. Michalka; brother, Robert Riddle; and a sister Roxie Moore.
Surviving are: Daughter, Bridget Bowen and a sister, Lena Blake both of Cameron.

BUCKHOLTS - Funeral services for Raymond A. Krupicka, 86, of Buckholts, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameraon with Rev. Richard Paul Krupicka and Rev. John Kueker officiating. Burial followed in Hope Lutheran Memorial Park.
Mr. Krupicka died Tuesday, Nov. 18, in a Temple nursing facility.
A retired farmer, he was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Buckholts to Vince and Albina Tomasek Krupicka.
He had also worked at Modern Gin in Buckholts and for Milam County.
Mr. Krupicka was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Buckholts Brethren Church.
A sister, Viola Brown, and a brother, William J. Krupicka, preceded him in death.
Survivors are a daughter, Dorothy Ruzicka; four brothers, Adolph Krupicka, Alvin Krupicka, Benjamin Krupicka and Robert Krupicka, all of Waco; and two sisters, Evelyn Pfannstiel of Buckholts and Irene Vybiral of Temple.
Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

FORT WORTH - Graveside services for Clara Kunesh, 94, of Cameron were held at 12-noon Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth with Bill Harris and Doug Marburger officiating.
Mrs. Kunesh died Wednesday, Nov. 19, in a Temple hospital.
A homemaker, she was born April 15, 1909, in Milam County.
She was a 1928 graduate of C.H. Yoe High School.
Mrs. Kunesh was a member of Buckholts Brethren Church and their Christian Sisters.
She was a member of SPJST.
Her husband, Joseph Kunesh, preceded her in death in 1960. Her brother, Clarence Sisa, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Buckholts Brethren Church in Buckholts.

Graveside funeral services for Julian Flores, 79, of Rockdale were held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mr. Flores died Tuesday, March 27, in a Rockdale nursing home. A resident of Rockdale since 1989, he formerly lived in Port Lavaca.
He was born Jan. 28, 1922, in San Patricio County to Felipe Flores and Refugia Elizardo. He married Hilaria Moyao on Sept. 15, 1989, in Cameron. Mr. Flores was a concrete finisher.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Pedro Flores; a brother, Felipe Flores; and a sister, Juanita Rios.
Survivors are his wife, Hilaria Flores of Rockdale; four sons, Amalio Flores, Alonzo Flores and Joe Flores, all of Grand Prairie, and Onofre Joe Flores of Dallas; five daughters, Ramona Sepulua, Olivia Rodriguez and Maria Lucio, all of Garland, and Janie Para and Esmeralda Flores, both of Dallas; also, a number of grand children, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Joe Gregg Moore Sr., 92, of Gause were held Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Gause with Rev. Jimmy Sanders of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in Gause Cemetery. He died April 1 in Bryan.
Mr. Moore was born in Gause and was a lifelong resident there. He was a retired rancher and retired baseball player with the New York Giants, where he played in three World Series and was a member of the 1933 World Champion Team, named to six National League All Star Teams and a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church. His wife Jewell Moore preceded him in death in 1991.
Surviving are: Sons, Joe G. Moore Jr. and wife Loretta of Gause; two grandchildren, Terri Moore of College Station and Joe G. Moore III and wife Terri, Gause; two great grandchildren, Joe Gregg Moore IV and Lauren Moore, both of Gause.

Funeral services for Mamie Wilhite, 93, were held Saturday, March 31, 2001 in the Tanglewood Baptist Church in Tanglewood with Rev. Joe Stevenson and Mr. Elmo Wilhite officiating. Burial followed in the Hugh Wilson Cemetery in Tanglewood. She died March 28 at her home in Tanglewood.
Mrs. Wilhite had been a Tanglewood resident for 85 years. She was born Dec. 27, 1907 in Springhill, LA to the late James Otis Johnson and Emma McNeal Stricklin.
Mrs. Wilhite and Lonnie Dewey Wilhite were married in 1925 in Tanglewood. She had been a housewife in addition to helping her family in the fields and all things needed in farm life, having been raised on the farm. Her husband preceded her in death Dec. 14, 1969 and also three brothers, Larkin, Milard and Woody Brooks Johnson.
Survivors are two sons, Elmo Wilhite and wife Ruth Ann of Tanglewood and L.D. "Rusty" Wilhite and wife Ann of Rockdale; two daughters, Belle Matlock of Rusk and Dorothy Crowder and husband Jerry of Tacoma, WA; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Melvin Matlock, Donald Matlock, John Crowder, Shawn Bostic, Heath Neidig, Major Neidig, Brandon Copeland and Trenton Copeland.

Funeral services for Lester O. Wadlington, 87, of Forest Grove were held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, at the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Jim Platt officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mr. Wadlington died Tuesday, March 27, in Rockdale.
He was born Sept. 23, 1913, in Milano to Charlie and Alberta (Price) Wadlington. He lived in Milano and Sand Grove in Milam County until 1950. He then moved and lived in the Forest Grove community until his death.
On June 9, 1949, Mr. Wadlington married Doris Luetge in St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Austin. A farmer and rancher, his specialty was growing green and ripe tomatoes for market.
He attended school at Sand Grove and was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church.
Mr. Wadlington was veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army and receiving a Five-Star Battle Pen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Alberta Wadlington; a son, Randal Wadlington; two brothers, Orville and Carman (Dink) Wadlington; a sister, Ruth Wadlington Mullins; a granddaughter, Trista Wadlington; and twin infant grandsons.
Survivors are his wife, Doris Wadlington of Rockdale; three sons, Gary Wadlington, Charles Wadlington and wife Sheila, and Carman Wadlington, all of Rockdale; two daughters, Karen Taylor and husband David of Caldwell and Dana Fatheree and husband Mark of Rockdale; eight grandchildren, Charles Henry Wadlington Jr., James Dean Parker Jr., Harlan Parker, Jordan Fatheree, Torin (Wadlington) Morgan and husband Scott, Stacy (Parker) McDonald and husband Kelly, Kayla Wadlington and Josephine Parker; and three great-grandchildren, Travis and Carlee Morgan and Alexis McDonald.
Pallbearers were Clyde Luetge, Charlie Coleman, Bennie Earl Wadlington, Larry Wadlington, Scott Morgan and Rudolph Schneebeli.
Honorary pallbearers were Jordan Fatheree, James Dean Parker Jr., Charles Henry Wadlington Jr. and Harlan Parker.

BUCKHOLTS–Services for Ella Mae Junek, 72, of Buckholts will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts with the Rev. Gary Kleypas officiating. Burial will follow in the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts. She died at Scott & White Hospital in Temple on Monday, April 2, after a long struggle with cancer.
Mrs. Junek was born Nov. 17, 1928 in Brenham to Ernest Weidner Sr. and Ella Marie Kettler and lived around Buckholts most of her life. She was a lifelong member of Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts.
Mrs. Junek was a homemaker and worked at Colonial Nursing Home in Cameron as a cook for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church Hope-Rebekah Circle and was a member of the Cameron Ladies Hospital Auxiliary.
Mrs. Junek was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. Junek, Feb. 1, 1992; her father on Jan. 14, 1985 and her mother on Sept. 7, 1993.
Surviving are: One son, David Junek of Temple; three daughters, Shirley Weddle of Mesquite, Marilyn Gonzalez of Belton and Susan Dean of Minerva; one brother, Ernest Weidner Jr. of Katy; six grandchildren and three nephews.
Family visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
Memorials may be made to the Hope Lutheran Church or the Hope Lutheran Memorial Park.

CAMERON–Funeral services for Judith Ann Miller, 56, of Temple were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Liberty Community Cemetery with Rev. Joe Weldon Bailey officiating.
Mrs. Miller died Friday, March 30, in her home.
She was born June 25, 1945, to Adrian (Pug) and Opal Swift Miller in Cameron. She worked as a medical secretary in Temple.
Survivors are a son, Jason Edward White of Navasota; a sister, Brenda Andrews of Little River-Academy; and her mother, Opal Miller of Cameron.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Community Church, Rt. 3 Box 112, Cameron, TX 76520.

CAMERON–Funeral services for Frankie Dee Summerlin, 52, of Gause were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial followed in the Gause Cemetery.
Mr. Summerlin died Saturday, March 31, in a Temple hospital. He was born in Gause to Frank and Bertha Jo Williams Summerlin.
He was a brick mason, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Summerlin was a member of the Gause Full Gospel Church.
Survivors are his wife, Betty Summerlin of Gause; three sons, Frankie Dee Summerlin of Bryan, Kevin Bert Summerlin of Hearne and Heath Rand Summerlin of Gause; two daughters, Sondra Ann Zoeller of Houston and Brandy April Ryan of Gause; his mother, Bertha Joe Summerlin of Hearne; his grandmother, Ida Barnett of Gause; also, 10 grandchildren.

TAYLOR–Lena Mary (Fick) Goetz, 86, lifetime resident of Thrall, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, in Johns Community Hospital.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 2, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Condra Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Rhoades and Glen Goetz officiating. Burial followed in the Taylor City Cemetery.
Mrs. Goetz was born in the Tracy community in Milam County on Sep. 14, 1914, the daughter of Emil Carl and Lena (Laffere) Fick. On Nov. 16, 1937, she was married to Herman Otto Goetz, who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas, three sisters, and one brother.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed making quilts and other handiwork for her family. She had been employed as a seamstress at Relax Apparel.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Martin and husband, Wiley of Lexington, Darlyn Boney and husband, Bill of Salado; sons, Glen Goetz and wife, Betty of Thrall, David Goetz and wife, Theresia of Thorndale; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

ROBINSON, IL—Funeral services for Nancy Ellen Stone, 84, of Centerbury Ridge, Urbana, IL were held Monday, March 26, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Bro. Gene Fox officiating. Burial followed in Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, IL She died shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 22 at the Cantebury Ridge Assisted Living Facility, Urbana, IL following several months of declining health.
Mrs. Stone was born March 26, 1916 to Robert Nathan and Henrietta (Daron) Sanders in Martin Township, Crawford County, IL. She and Murven "MC" C. Stone were married Oct. 31, 1934. She was a member of Highland Church of Christ, Robinson, IL and sold Avon Products for 20 years.
Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Elmer Sanders and Robert Sanders; one sister, Arta Lefever..
Surviving are: Son, Robert D. and Susan Stone, Graves, TX; two daughters, Gloria and Weldon "Pete" Belew, Rockdale, TX and Debra and Jody Wesley, Mahomet, IL; sister, Thelma Leggitt, Oblong, IL; 10 grandchildren, Lance Belew, David Belew, Kae Atkinson, Shannon Isaac, Joelle Wesley, Justin Wesley, David Stone, Michael Stone, Joe Robbins, Rachael Robbins; two great-grandchildren, Steve Belew and Emily Atkinson; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Children’s Make A Wish Foundation.

CAMERON—Funeral services for Ronald Patrick Williams, 41, of Lockhart, TX, formerly of Leavenworth, KS, were held Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Fall Creek Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS with Chaplain Jack Divine officiating. He died Sunday, March 18 in Lockhart, TX following an extended illness.
Mr. Williams was born Oct. 25, 1959 to Howard Rex Williams and Patricia Dougherty Williams in Leavenworth, KS. He was a truck driver.
Surviving are: Son, Douglas Williams of Sharon, WI; daughter, Darci Williams of Sharon, WI; father, Rex. Williams of Leavenworth, KS; mother Patricia Williams of Leavenworth, KS; three sisters, Joni Cline and Lisa Knox both of Leavenworth, KS and Laura Hendrick of Lockhart, TX.

CAMERON—Funeral services for Charles Enoch Renner Jr., 67, of Riverside were held Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Ben Arnold Cemetery, near Cameron with Ed Evans and Walter Hicks III officiating. He died Tuesday, March 20 in a Conroe hospital.
Mr. Renner was born May 9, 1933 to Charles Enoch Renner Sr. and Etta Hodge in Cherry Valley, AR. He graduated from Cherry Valley High School in AR and the University of AR. He was a project representative for KSA Engineers for 41 years. Mr. Renner was a Methodist.
Surviving are: Wife, Ernestine Renner of Riverside, TX; stepson, W.M. James King of Alvarado; stepdaughter, Dorothy Renee Schisser of Riverside; two brothers, Leon Renner of Denison and Roger Renner of Sherman; sister, Margaret Pennington of Sherman; six step grandchildren.

THORNDALE–Funeral services for Grace Davis Berry, 103, of Thorndale, were held Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Thorndale. Burial followed in the nearby Locklin Cemetery. She died Monday, July 23, 2001.
Mrs. Berry was born June 28, 1898, near San Gabriel, to James Theodore and Minnie Louise Fulcher. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Gladys and her brother, Theo.
Mrs. Berry, in the first few minutes on New Year’s Day, 2000, exclaimed, "I made it!" She was referring to the awesome fact that she had lived in three centuries.
Mrs. Berry grew up in Thorndale and was the valedictorian of her graduating class in 1915. She married Charles A. Davis on her 19th birthday, June 28, 1917. Their two sons, Keith and Neil, were born in the home that she continued to live in until the day she left to be with the Lord. She was widowed during the Depression. To provide for her family she worked in a dry goods store, took boarders into her home and supervised a community canning operation.
On May 18, 1941 she married James L. Berry. They were able to celebrate over 40 years together. Mrs. Berry worked in the main cashier’s cage in Monnig’s Department Store during the 17 years they lived in Fort Worth.
Upon returning to Thorndale, Mrs. Berry began her 39-year devotion to the Thorndale Champion newspaper. She continued to work as a reporter until retiring on her 102nd birthday. Mrs. Berry’s centenarian employment impressed all who knew her or heard about this accomplishment. She was honored with a segment on The Texas Country Reporter television show, numerous TV interviews, several phone calls from the David Letterman Show and news releases from the Associated Press to many statewide publications.
Mrs. Berry was a member of the Thorndale First Baptist Church and served her church and community in many capacities during her life. She was honored by being Thorndale’s Outstanding Citizen in 1988 and enjoyed riding in various convertibles as Grand Marshal for numerous Thorndale parades. She loved to crochet and gave most of her colorful afghans as gifts or donated them to local raffles and fund raisers.
Mrs. Berry spent hours in her lovely yard and had the ability to make anything grow. She kept her mind active by reading numerous newspapers, doing word puzzles, and reading her devotional and Bible each day. She was known as an encourager, a hard worked and a good listener. She has blessed her family was a legacy of faith, citizenship, daily perseverance and the certainty that they were dearly loved.
Surviving are: Sons, Keith Davis and wife Mary Sue of Thorndale and Neil Davis of Los Alamos, NM; grandchildren, Charles Davis and wife Tina of Cave Creek, AZ, Jean Davis Hejl and husband Allen of Thorndale, Scott Davis and wife Ardis of Mulkilteo, WA, Tim Davis and wife Grace of Spokane, WA and Phil Cates and wife Texana of Odessa; great grandchildren Keith, Sophia Grace, Julie, Keri, Kelli, Jennifer, Kimber, Shanon and Laura.
A project near and dear to Mrs. Berry’s heart was to provide scholarships to Thorndale’s graduates. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thorndale Ex-Students Scholarship Fund, c/o Doris Campbell, 3872 C.R. 450, Thorndale, TX 76577.

THORNDALE–Funeral services for James A. "Doc" Moses, 79, of Thorndale were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Buddy Morton of Gause Baptist Chapel officiating. Burial was in Salty Cemetery.
Mr. Moses died Sunday, July 29, in a Rockdale nursing home.
A Thorndale resident for 31 years, he was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Williamson County to Calvin Rier Moses and Mary Ann Pratt. Mr. Moses worked at Alcoa for 33-1/2 years before retiring. He also raised cattle and hogs, loved hunting and fishing, and enjoyed country music. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lexington.
Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Leander, Clyde and Russel Moses; and three sisters, Olie Moses, Katy Griffith and Lela Menn.
Survivors are his wife, Carmon O. Moses of Thorndale; a son, Allen Moses of Thorndale; a brother, Henry Moses and wife Linnie of McDade; and two sisters, Edna Clopton of Houston and Nora Dell Robertson of Lexington.
Pallbearers were John Griffith, Ervin Griffith, Alfred Griffith, Jackie Moses, Randy Moses and Ricky Moses.

Funeral services for Carmen Lucille Holliman, 82, of the Black Jack community, formerly of Tanglewood and Forest Grove, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Chuck Salmon of Forest Grove Christian Church and Pastor Buddy Morton officiating. Burial was in Eagle Cemetery near Rockdale.
Mrs. Holliman died Thursday, July 26, in Rockdale.
A resident of Black Jack since 1963, she was born May 11, 1919, in Milam County to John W. and Annie Mae (O’Bier) Tyler. She married Olen P. Holliman on Aug. 23, 1937, in Rockdale. She attended the Eagle School and Rockdale High School. Mrs. Holliman was a homemaker and rancher and she enjoyed quilting, going to church and baking pies. She was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church and the Quilting Bee at Black Jack Church.
Preceding her in death was her husband on April 24, 1992; her parents; a daughter, Alma Joy Holliman; and a granddaughter, Kathy Llast.
Survivors are a son, Olen Holliman Jr. of Wooster, Ohio; two daughters, Mary I. Ridgeway of Austin and Faye Schoneman and husband Clyde of Snook; two brothers, Dan Tyler of Houston and Johnny M. Tyler of Lexington; two sisters, Susan M. Garner and Tommie Nell Roach, both of Porter; also, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were William Tyler, Morris Kyle, Wayne Kyle, Jon Llast, Paul Ridgeway and Bill Duncum.
Honorary pallbearers were Claude Spence, Pete Keen, Lee Keen and Wayne Morton.

Funeral services for M.R. Shed, 73, of Tanglewood were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2001, at the Tobey Cemetery at Oakalla.
Mr. Shed died Tuesday, July 24, in a Rockdale nursing home.
He was born May 1, 1928, at Lampasas to Eddy Ray Shed and Ruby Dale (Labit) Shed. He married Joyce Ann Ranking on May 5, 1951, in Jarrell. A resident of Tanglewood for the past 26 years, Mr. Shed previously resided in Sugar Land. He was a self-employed house contractor and, after moving to Tanglewood, he specialized as a roofing contractor. Mr. Shed was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were a son, Jimmy Shed; two brothers, Alvie Dewel Shed and Billy Edward Shed; and his parents.
Survivors are his wife, Joyce Shed of Tanglewood; three sons, Douglas "Butch" Shed and wife Nita of New Braunfels, David Lynn Shed and wife Teresa of Smithville and Darrell Mabry Shed of Austin; a daughter, Karen Baron and husband Joe of Canyon Lake; a brother, Charles Shed of Fairfield; a sister, Margie Dreamer of Arcola; also, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

No services are planned for Raymond Maguire, 67, of Rockdale who died Wednesday morning, July 25, 2001, in Rockdale.
A resident of Rockdale for the past two months, he previously lived in Round Rock for 13 years after retiring from the U.S. Army.
He was born May 30, 1934, in Big Rapids, Michigan, to Clyde R. and Nellie B. (Lake) Maguire. Mr. Maguire served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, retiring in June 1973. He received the Bronze Star to the Vietnam Service Medal. He worked for the State of Texas as an electrician and retired from there. Mr. Maguire was a member of the Round Rock Bowling League.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors are two sons, Steven Wayne Martin of San Diego and Donald Raymond Martin of Tanglewood; three daughters, Rosline Dennis Ferguson of Eugene, Oregon, Stephanie Maguire of Texas City and Jill Nelson of Dickinson; and his best friend, Cindy Smith of Austin; also, 11 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

CAMERON–Funeral services for Marietta Boyd Angell, 92, of Cameron, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Jim Lafferty and Rev. Glynn Cummings officiating. Burial followed in the Walkers Creek Cemetery. She died Friday, July 27, 2001, in a Rockdale hospital.
Mrs. Angell, a retired teacher from the Gause and Splawn communities, was born Nov. 11, 1908, in Milam County to L.C. and Mary Vaughn Boyd. She attended Mary Hardin Baylor after graduation from high school.
Mrs. Angell and her husband, O.C. Angell, were cofounders of Milam Grain Company in Cameron. She was a member of the Little River Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1966 and a daughter, Etta Mae.
Survivors are two sons, Gene Angell and wife Mary and Ferroll Angell and wife Betty, all of Cameron; a daughter, Faye Gwartney and husband Roger of Mesquite; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

GAUSE–Funeral services for Samuel E. Dibble Sr., 76, of Gause, were held Saturday, July 28, 2001, at the Gause United Methodist Church in Gause with Rev. Billy Sparks, assisted by Rev. Kenneth Byrd, officiating. Burial followed in the Gause Cemetery. He died at his residence Friday, July 27, 2001.
Mr. Dibble, retired, was born in Houston Sept. 26, 1924. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the DAV–Bryan Chapter. He was also a member of the Gause United Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Margie Dibble of Gause; three sons, Sam Dibble Jr. of Groesbeck, Michael Dibble and wife Marie of Grand Prairie and Mark Dibble and wife Sandy of Cleveland; daughter, Kay Dibble of Gause; brother, Preston Dibble of Splendora; sister, Barbara Treadwell of Tucson, AZ; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

CAMERON–Coy T. Malone Sr., 80, of Fort Worth, formerly of Cameron, died Monday, July 23, 2001, in a Dallas hospital.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jim Lafferty officiating.
He was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Cameron to Thomas and Velma Malone. Mr. Malone was retired out of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frank Malone; and a sister, Pauline Wallis.
Survivors include a son, Coy Thomas Malone Jr. of Houston; two daughters, Jeanette Gamble of Fort Worth and Velma Ruth Collard of Corpus Christi; a brother, George Malone of Granbury; two sisters, Myrile Godwin of Arlington and Addie Cryer of Cameron; also, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

CAMERON–Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Gould Brantley, 87, of Cameron were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2001, in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. William Angel officiating.
Mrs. Brantley died Tuesday in an Austin hospital.
She was born Jan. 4, 1914, in Cameron and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Brantley.
Surviving her is a sister, Dorothy Clore of Cameron.

Funeral services for Evelyn C. Galbreath, 82, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Douglas Springer officiating. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rockdale. She died Sunday, July 28, 2002 in the Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale.
Mrs. Galbreath, a resident of the Gay Hill Community near Rockdale for 48 years, was born May 9, 1920 in Milam County to Grover Newt Standlee and Williie Lee Railey. She and George Woodrow Galbreath were married Nov. 30, 1940 in Milano.
Mrs. Galbreath was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Woodrow Galbreath and a brother, Preston E. Standlee.
Surviving are: Brother, Billie Lee Standlee of Salt Lake City, Utah; also a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were David Galbreath, Paul Ford, Jimmy Baxter, Chucka Doss, Charlie Frank Morgan and D.R. Batis.

Memorial services for George Edward Pontruff, 51, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2002 at the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Minister Bill Whaley of Murray Street Church of Christ officiating. He died Thursday, July 25, 2002 at his residence in Rockdale.
Mr. Pontruff, a lifelong Rockdale resident, was born Jan. 3, 1951 in Brenham to the late Clarence George Pontruff and Mary Inez (Cryer) Pontruff. He was a maintenance person at Wal-Mart of Rockdale for over 15 years, single father, VFW Post Commander of Post #6525 for three years and was a US Air Force veteran serving in Vietnam.
Mr. Pontruff was preceded in death by his parents and a half-brother, Jim Jackson.
Surviving are: Daughters, Heather Amber Pontruff and Melinda René Pontruff both of Rockdale; brothers, Benny Pontruff and wife Deborah of Milano and Clarence Pontruff and wife Brenda of Cameron; sisters, Deborah Pontruff Morales and husband Richard of Amarillo and Anna Pontruff Templin and husband Willie of Cameron; half-sister, Dessie Jackson McClain and husband David of Longview; half-brother, Bill Jackson of Longview.

TAYLOR–Funeral services for Oscar "Sandy" Sanderson Jr. of Thorndale were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at San Gabriel Christian Church with the Rev. Robert Wimp and the Rev. Ray Barron officiating. Burial followed in Locklin Cemetery. He died July 27, 2002 at the age of 74 days, 11 months and 27 days.
Mr. Sanderson was born in College Place, Washington July 31, 1927, the son of Oscar B. and Gladys (Loewe) Sanderson.
Upon graduation from Walla Walla High School, he joined the U.S. Navy, about the close of World War II. He served his country for 22 years aboard several sailing vessels during the Korean War and Vietnam Conflict. In 1969, he retired from the Navy and moved to Dallas, where he worked in building maintenance for the City of Richardson. Retiring again in 1994, he moved to Thorndale, where he lived at the time of his death.
Mr. Sanderson was married to Celine Cypert in Dallas August 16, 1969. He was a member of San Gabriel Christian Church and loved to bowl and after moving to Thorndale, bowled regularly twice a week until two months prior to his death.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister, Iola Ruth and a brother, Sheldon B.
Survivors are: His wife, Celine Sanderson; sons, Ronald Dean Sanderson and wife Robin of Pittsburgh and Tommy Joe Sanderson and wife Bronwyn of Austin; daughter, Nannette Sanderson of Thorndale; grandchildren, Gabriel Sanderson, Benjamin Sanderson, Mark Randall Sanderson, Rachael Morgan Sanderson, Thomas Woodrow Sanderson and Myranda Nicole Sanderson; three great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Sanderson and wife Donna and sister, Janice Aichele and husband Ervin, all of Walla Walla, Washington; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

CAMERON–Services for Ruth LaNell White, 79, of the Jones Prairie community near Cameron were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Little River Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Hudson officiating. Burial followed in Little River Cemetery.
Mrs. White died Monday, July 22, in a Temple hospital.
A homemaker and rancher, she was born Dec. 10, 1922, in the Jones Prairie community. She was a member of Little River Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Harry White.
Survivors are a son, David Craig White of Sugar Land; two daughters, Delaine Burgess of Rockdale and Charlotte Ann Pomykal of Rosebud; two brothers, S.T. Burnett of Freeport and Walter Burnett of Cameron; also, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

CAMERON–Funeral services for Ella T. Ottmer, 84, of Rockdale were at 11 a.m. Monday at the Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Brian Bauer officiating. Burial followed at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. She died Saturday, July 27, 2002 in a Cameron nursing home.
Mrs. Ottmer was born in Yorktown July 14, 1918. A retired school cook for the Rockdale ISD after 20 years, she was also a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Rockdale.
Surviving are: Son, Roy Ottmer of Fort Worth; daughters, Joyce and Sammie Ferguson of Fairfield, Alice and Homer Mowdy of Rockdale and Katherine and Leroy Vansa of Cameron; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

BRYAN–Funeral services for Minnie Lee Johnson, 61, of Buckholts were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2002 at Roan Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Heslip of Restitution Revivals Church of Waco officiating. Burial followed in Roan Chapel Cemetery. She died Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at her residence in Buckholts.
Mrs. Johnson, a member of Restitution Revivals, was born in Brazos County, a graduate of Kemp High School and was retired.
Surviving are: Husband, Jonathan Johnson of Buckholts; sons Cedric Shawn Johnson and wife Michelle of San Marcos and Gary Alonzo Johnson and wife Stacy of Waco; daughters, Veronica Shae Johnson of Waco and Cassandra Denise Johnson of San Angelo; brothers, Rev. C.C. Hines and wife Annie of Abilene, Charles E. Hines and wife Gladys and James C. Hines and wife Patricia all of Bryan; sisters, Carrie M. Sterling and husband Nathaniel of Fort Worth, Beatrice McClenton and husband Tem, Virginia Jones and husband Elder Lonnie Jones and Barbara Hines all of Bryan, and Hazel L. Johnson and husband Oliver B. of Buckholts; five grandchildren.

CAMERON–Funeral services for Hilda Annie Pimpler, 88, of Ben Arnold, were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jim Wheeless officiating. Burial followed at the Ben Arnold Cemetery. She died Saturday, July 27, 2002 in a Cameron nursing home.
Mrs. Pimpler was born Dec. 8, 1913 at Burlington. She was a retired dress factory seamstress and member of United Church of Christ in Ben Arnold.
Surviving are: Son, Rodney C. Pimpler of Mexia; daughter, Dee Obermiller of Cameron; sisters, Londina Engbrock of Waco and Hattie Kaulfus of Temple; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

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