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Mary Lee Black

Mary Lee Black

December 2, 1935

December 22, 2007

A memorial service for Mary Lee Black, 72, of Salado, will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Elm Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Dale Gore officiating. Mary Lee Black died at her residence in Salado on December 22, 2007.
She was born on Dec. 2, 1935 in Brookings, South Dakota to the late Robert E. Coffey and Katherine Bonesteel.
She was graduated from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton and the University of Texas in Austin.
Black was a teacher at Central Texas College in Killeen.
She is survived by her daughter Katie Black Tanner of Rockwall, Texas; three sons, Ted Black of Roswell, Georgia, Doug Black of Atlanta, Georgia and Tom Black of Monterey, Mexico and her brother Robert Coffey of Palos Verdes, California.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation may be made to the Elm Grove Baptist Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Broecker Funeral Home, 949 W. Village Rd. in Salado.

2007 Obituaries

 

 

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Robert Woolard

Funeral services for Robert L. Woolard, 65, of Salado, will be 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Temple Bible Church of Temple. Rev. Gary DeSalvo will officiate. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.


Woolard died Thursday, December 13, 2007 at his residence.
Robert Lee Woolard was born November 17, 1942 in Joplin, Missouri to Clovis F. and Mabel Woolard. He retired as a manager with the U.S. Postal Service in Killeen. He married Diana Hailey on October 4, 1981 in Harker Heights. They have owned and operated the Horse Feathers Store in Salado for the past eleven years. He was a member of the Temple Bible Church and was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Woolard of Salado; two sons, Terry F. Woolard of College Station and Bradley W. Woolard of Little River; one daughter, Tona L. Johnston of Kempner; one brother, George E. Woolard of Belton; one sister, Linda Blair of Rhodelia, Kentucky; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family requests memorials be made to the Temple Bible Church Bldg. Fund or Missions Fund, c/o 3205 Oakview Dr., Temple, TX 76502.

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Eddie Vale Sr.

Edwin “Eddie” Vale Sr. died peacefully at his home in Salado on Dec. 10, 2007 with his wife, Marilyn, at his side. They recently celebrated fifty-one years of marriage. Family visitation was held December 12 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home 1615 Ft. Hood St., Killeen from 6 – 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Salado Church of Christ, 217 Stagecoach Road where Eddie and Marilyn have been members for many years. On-line memories may be contributed and viewed at www.mem.com.
Eddie Vale was born in Idana, Kansas on June 5, 1914 and was the oldest son in a family of eleven children, seven of them boys. As a child he worked to contribute to the family income by doing various jobs that included shining shoes on street corners, painting houses, delivering bread and milk, and selling magazines and tins of “salve” door to door. During these hard times he was able to complete part of high school and also play baseball; he enjoyed telling about playing against a Negro team whose pitcher was the great Satchel Paige. Eddie headed to Tulsa as a young man where he lived and worked for many years. He was particularly fond of going to dances in Tulsa that featured Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. He was drafted into the Army on December 7, 1942 while working as a salesman in the appliance department at the Brown-Dunkin Department Store in downtown Tulsa, and returned to this job after his discharge in 1945.
The Army assigned him to the 10th Mountain Division and trained him for snow ski patrol at Camp Hale, CO; the unit was also at Camp Swift, TX (near Bastrop) for a short time. His first battlefield mission was in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. From there it was on to Europe for intense infantry fighting in the Italian mountains during extreme winter conditions in 1945. His wartime honors included three Bronze Stars which he received in 2004 during a special ceremony arranged by family and friends. Eddie was proud to have served in the same unit as Bob Dole and got to meet him in 2004 at Ft. Hood. All seven of the Vale Brothers served in the military; the five oldest during World War II.
After marriage, Eddie and Marilyn continued to live and work in Tulsa for several years where their three daughters were born and then moved to Colorado Springs, CO for a short time. The family came to Texas in 1964 where their two sons were born. They owned and operated Furniture Factory Outlet in Killeen for 30 years and then Vales of Salado for four years. Other business ventures included events such as wrestling and concerts held at the “old boot factory” on Highway 190 where the furniture store was located in the 1960’s.
Vale was a major sponsor of youth activities in Killeen, including little league baseball. Furniture Factory Outlet was THE TEAM to beat with him as coach. He also enjoyed bowling, playing golf and watching football and baseball on TV.
Vale was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Peter Nash. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, and their five children: SuDonna Nash; Sandra Skinner and husband, Ronnie; Teresa Carter and husband, Steven; Eddie, Jr., and wife, Susie (all of Killeen), and Donny Vale of Salado. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and four brothers. Eddie’s legacy continues with the Ashley Furniture HomeStore and Patriot Furniture Stores which are owned by his children.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to: The American Cancer Society 800-227-2345 www.cancer.org or C. R. Clements Boys & Girls Club of Killeen, 304 West Ave B, Killeen, TX 76541 or Shriners Childrens’ Hospital 800-237-5055www.shrinershg.org.

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November 2007 Obituaries

Christy Lee Coleman

Raymond E. Maedgen

Harold H. Hill

Christy Lee Coleman

Memorial services for Christy Lee Coleman, 34, of Salado will be held 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at First Baptist Church. Rev. Brian Dunks will officiate.
Christy Lee Coleman died Nov. 26, 2007 at her home.
She was born at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, to Howard and Elaine Brunson. Christy was a registered nurse at Scott and White hospital.
Survivors include her husband Clifford Coleman, children Josh and Amy, her mother and father Howard and Elaine Brunson of Salado; her sister Lorie and husband Brent McCallum of Salado and nieces and nephews Allison, Aaron, Austin and Sean. In-laws Norma and Bill Maedgen of Salado and Darrell and Rosemary Coleman of Lubbock and an extensive list of aunts and uncles.
Flowers are to be received at Broecker Funeral Home, 949 W. Village Road, Salado, TX 76571, 254-947-0066.

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Raymond E. Maedgen

Memorial services were held for Raymond E. Maedgen Nov. 25 at First Baptist Church in Troy. The Reverend Kissa Vaughn officiated the service following a private burial.
Maedgen was born in Temple to Billie O. and Ruth Brown Maedgen on Oct. 13, 1955. He was a lifelong resident of Troy. He graduated from Troy High School, Texas A&M University and received a Masters Degree from Pittsburgh State College. he served four years in the U.S. Navy. He married Katherine Butts in Troy on Sept. 4, 1960. Mr. Maedgen retired in 1993, following 31 years of teaching math and physics at Troy High School. He was a lifelong member of Troy United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Maedgen of Troy; sons Mark Maedgen of Troy and Bill Maedgen of Georgetown, sister Janet Klement of Troy, brother William Maedgen of Salado and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Building Fund of Troy United Methodist Church or the Troy High School Scholarship Fund.

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Harold H. Hill

Harold H. Hill, 78 of Salado, died November 1, 2007 at his home. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton. Rev. Elwyn Johnston of Bethel Assembly of God officiated. Burial was held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Harold H.Hill was born in Ridgecrest, North Carolina on August 28, 1929 the son of William R. Hill and Lillie Mae (Stevens) Hill. He married Florence Champagne on January 5, 1948 in Fort Worth. Harold proudly began his service in the United States Air Force in 1945 and retired as a combat instructor in 1967.
Survivors are his wife; one son, Tommy H. Hill of Woodville, Tx; Three daughters, Karen Krambeck and husband Don of Davenport, Iowa, Brenda Parish and husband Robert of Hamilton, Texas, Debbie Hellberf of Antwerp, Ohio; one brother, Bobby Hill; two sisters, Frances Errowoob, Betty Whitaker; 13 grandchildren; 16 grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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October Obituaries

Ramah Lorraine Schleede

Lillian "Doodle" Bridges

Lavon K. James

Fern Vickrey

Billie Ann Agee

Susie Cabaniss

Dr. Charles Wesley Barrier, Jr.

M.L. Ragsdale

William Clyde Crews

Ramah Lorraine Schleede

Services for Ramah Lorraine Schleede were held at the Heartfield Funeral Home Chapel Oct. 26. Ramah passed away Oct. 23, 2007.
She was born May 25, 1926, in Salado, Texas, to Thomas F. and Lula Wood McGuyer. She graduated from Salado High School and married her high school sweetheart, Will R. (Bill) Schleede, on October 26, 1944. Ramah and Bill lived in the Bell County area for over 63 years. Ramah was a homemaker and worked at Britt’s Drug Store in Belton for many years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Bartlett.
Ramah will be greatly missed by her husband Bill; daughters Janis Allen of Temple and Cindy Clifton and husband Will of Salado; granddaughter Heather Hildebrand and husband Lyle of Zorn. She will also be missed by her sister, Frankie Parker and husband J.T. of Belton; brothers Glenn Curtis McGuyer and wife Mildred, of Reno, Nevada, and Maynard H. (Buddy) McGuyer and wife Pat of Fort Worth; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A brother, Roger Dalton McGuyer preceded Ramah in death.
The family requests donations to be made to the Scott and White Hospice, 2401 South 31st Street, Temple Tx 76508.

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Lillian "Doodle" Bridges

Funeral services for Lillian “Doodle” Bridges, 93, of Salado, were held Oct. 27 at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Brian Dunks, Rev. Billy Johnson, and Mike Bergman officiated. Lillian “Doodle” Bridges passed away, on Tuesday October 24, 2007.
Lillian Townsend Bridges, better known as “Doodle” was born to John William Townsend and Elva Grigsby Townsend June 26, 1914, in Salado and lived in Salado her entire life. She graduated from Salado High School in 1932 and married Norman E. (Bill) Bridges December 8, 1933. To this union was born one daughter, Geneva.
Doodle was active in her church and community. She became church pianist at Prairie Dell Baptist Church at age 13 and served there for 22 years, then became a member at First Baptist Church of Salado where she served for 42 years.
Through the years she served as a pianist for various functions including, Salado High School, Bell Baptist, Bell Baptist Association and Encampment and radio program. She also played for revivals, weddings, funerals, as well as civic activities.
Doodle served in many different capacities for Bell Baptist Association including two terms as Woman’s Missionary President. She was employed by Salado I.S.D. for several years as classroom and office aide, librarian and P.T.A. President.
She and Bill were elected as an honorary members of the Alumni and Ex-Students Association of the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 1977.
She resided at the Garden Estates assisted Living Center for the past 8 years where she continued her ministry for the Lord by playing the piano for many activities.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, grandson Michael Andrew (Andy) Sharp, her parents, four brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her daughter and husband, Geneva and John (Butch), Baker III of The Woodlands and brother and Wayne Townsend of Salado and one brother and wife Kenneth and Ruby Townsend also of Salado, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Salado Missions or Music Ministry.

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Lavon K. James

Memorial services for Lavon K. James, 80, of Salado, were held Oct. 30, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel.
Lavon K. James died Friday evening Oct. 26, 2007 in a Temple Hospital.
Lavon K. James was born in Spencer, Iowa, the son of Chester and Opal James. He was a graduate of Iowa State Teacher’s College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of DeMolay, the Chisholm Trail Good Sam’s of Temple and the Heart of Texas Camping Squares. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He married Catalina Cervantes Feb. 25, 1977 in El Paso.
Survivors include his wife Catalina James of Salado, four sons Michael A. James of Bellevue, Nebraska, Robert James of Ridgeway, Wisconsin, Ivan Cervantes of Kyle and George Cervantes of Austin; two daughters Bonita Kay Peavey of Plainview, Iowa, and Edna Marie Brown of El Paso. Also ten Grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the VFW or the Paralyzed Veteran’s of America.

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Fern Vickrey

Graveside services for Fern Vickrey, 81, of Salado were held Oct. 30, at the Salado Cemetery. Dr. Leroy Kemp officiated. Fern Vickrey died Oct. 25 in Salado.
Fern Vickrey was born January 9, 1926, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Gordon T. Marple and Grace Evelyn Watson Marple. She married Granville N. Vickrey May 29, 1948 in Seguin. She worked for many years at Kelly Air Force base. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Salado.
Survivors include step son Ken Vickrey of San Antonio, 2 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Salado.

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Billie Ann Agee

Billie Ann Agee , 79, of Salado died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at her home.
A memorial service was held Oct. 24 at the Harper Talasek Funeral Home in Temple with Rev. Clyde Nichols officiating.
Mrs. Agee was born in Temple to Claude and Oma Smith Gilleland. She was a school teacher. She taught school for 40 years. She graduated form Temple High School and received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from TCU.
She had been Art Director at Temple College and Art Coordinator for the Pasadena school district.
After teaching art for 20 years, she earned a teaching certificate and taught elementary school.She retired from teaching with the Temple school district. She was a founder of the Salado Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Agee Sr. of Salado; one son Robert Agee Jr. of Salado; three daughters Tina Alderman of Salado Jamie Lusk of Temple and Patsy Ewan of Wilson, N.C.: and seven grandchildren.
Memorials my be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc. Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Ave./ Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL. 33136-1494.

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Susie Cabaniss

Susie Griffith Cabaniss died at 6 a.m., Oct. 16 in her home. She would have been 95 years old on Dec. 28 of this year. Services will be conducted by Aubrey Jones and Steven Ash at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Church of Christ in Salado. Burial will be at Cedar Knob Cemetery immediately following the service. Heartfield funeral home is handling the arrangements.
Pallbearers are Brent Cabaniss, Benny Clement, Cecil Cosper, Jimmy Kitchen, Dr. Mark Morgan and Jonny Kendall. Honorary Pallbearer is Jay Titlow.
Susie was born on Dec. 28, 1918 to Edgar and Nannie Poteet Griffith. She attended Thomas Arnold Grammer School on Old College Hill and later Salado High School before graduating from Belton High in 1931. She was raised on the family farm near Salado where she helped with all the farm work using horses and mules for power, and milking two - four cows morning and night. Susie rode the reaper during grain harvest, shocked oats and wheat in the field and operated a bundle wagon during the thrashing season. She also chopped and picked cotton and gathered corn. She plowed and planted, hauled rocks and mended harnesses. Susie died on the land she loved and where she was born.
She married Earl Claude Cabaniss in Jan. 1934 While her children were young, she continued to help her dad on the farm while building a reputation as a paper hanger. She continued this occupation for over 20 years before working at Griggs Equipment Co. the last 10 years before retirement age. For several years after retirement, Susie played the piano and sang songs, along with several members of the Church, for the residents of nursing homes in the Belton area. She spent her life in joy and good work.
Susie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Earl in 1988; a still born daughter, Tina, in 1954; her younger sister, Doris Oswald and three older brothers Paul, Dennis and Louis Griffith. She is survived by one brother, Bill Griffith and his wife Marion of Dallas; three sons, Tempe Cabaniss and wife Lois, Dennis Cabaniss and wife Lyndal, all of Salado and Boyce Cabaniss of Austin; two daughters Leah Buzzard and Claudia Cabaniss of Salado. She is also survived by four granddaughters; Kari Stogner of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Lisa Clement and husband Benny of Salado, Megan Johnson of Los Angeles, California and Angie Cabaniss of Round Rock; one grandson Bret Cabaniss and wife Jackie of Hutto; and three great grandsons Dale and Sean Clement of Salado and Matthew Cabaniss of Hutto. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Thelma Griffith of Salado and numerous nieces and nephews.
Susie was a long time member of the 15th and Ave. I Church of Christ in Temple.
Susie requested that instead of flowers, please make donations to the Salado Volunteer Fire Department and Martha’s Kitchen in Temple.

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Dr. Charles Wesley Barrier, Jr.

A memorial service for Dr. Charles Wesley Barrier, Jr., 83, of Salado were held 2p.m. October 16 at the Salado United Methodist Church.

Dr. Barrier died Friday, October 12, at his home.

He was born in Rochester, MN on December 10, 1923.to Charles Wesley and Leanora Barrier. He grew up in Ft. Worth where he attended Arlington Heights High School. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1942. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he was active in the Medical Corp of the Navy and then pursued an education in medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston. He was an intern at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago and a neurological resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Barrier returned to Texas in 1961 to become one of the first neurologists in the State. He enjoyed teaching as much as practicing medicine at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Baylor Hospital in Dallas and Harris Memorial in Fort Worth.

After retiring from medicine, he pursued a variety of activities in Central Texas. This included serving as a Medical Director at the VA Hospital in Waco, a Director for the Humanities Institute in Salado, a mentor at the Women’s Prison in Gatesville, a State appointed advocate for Child Services (CASA of Bell County), and a Board Member of the Cen-Tex Rehabilitation Center in Temple. In retirement, he enjoyed acting, golf, travel, and intellectual pursuits.

Dr. Barrier is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanne Pate Barrier; son Hunter Barrier and wife Pam; daughter Jeanne Little and husband Lew; daughter Sally Barrier; and daughter Ann Carter and husband Scott; his eight grandchildren, Bennett and Brett Barrier, Wesley, Anne and Elizabeth Little, Sarah Miller, Allison and John Carter. He is also survived by his sister Ann Barrier Hendrix and nieces, Ann Penn, Gretchen Patton, Gail Dyess, Brett Meekins and Alason Connell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salado United Methodist Church or Lighthouse Hospice in Georgetown.

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M.L. Ragsdale

Services for M. L. “Whimp” Ragsdale, 83, of Salado were held Tuesday, October 16, 2007 in the Heartfield Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Joe Bentley and Rev. Bobby Ellis officiated and burial was held in the Salado Cemetery.
M.L. Ragsdale died Sunday, October 14, 2007 at his residence.
He was born on December 15, 1923 in Bell County to Hoyt and Era Jackson Ragsdale. A graduate from Belton High School,
Ragsdale served in the United States Air Force. Whimp married the love of his life, Marilyn Lancaster on February 11, 1976 in Belton. He was a truck driver all of his professional life, retiring from Wilson Art after 23 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roy Lee Ragsdale.
Survivors include his wife, Marily Ragsdale of Salado, two sons, Donald Ragsdale and James Ragsdale both of Gatesville, and one granddaughter.
Heartfield Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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William Clyde Crews

William Clyde Crews, of Sherman and formerly of Salado, passed away Oct. 12.
He was born November 20, 1929 in Jarrell to William Cleveland and Ella V. Haynes Crews. He grew up farming and working the field in Salado. He was a 1947 graduate of Salado High School. He served in the Army, 40th Division in Korea, 1951-52.
Crews worked for Republic National Bank in Dallas for 35 years. After retiring in 1988, he and wife Nelda enjoyed their country home in “Able Springs” outside of Terrell. They enjoyed 15 years of gardening, raising cows, and driving their John Deere tractor.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nelda Bridges Dennis Crews; daughters Elizabeth Crews Miller of Frisco and Gayle Crews Zischkale of Sherman; son Weldon Crews of Mesquite; grandson Aaron Max Zischkale of Sherman; granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Miller of Frisco; sister Selma Crews Watson of Pineville, LA; brothers David Crews of Dallas and James Crews of Bartlett.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 2627 Loy Lake Road, Sherman, Texas 75090.

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September 2007 Obituaries

Paulette Patrick


Paulette K. Patrick, 65, of Salado, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2007.
Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Texas on Sept. 17, 2007 at A memorial service was held on September 18, in Salado at the Salado United Methodist Church.
Paulette was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 1, 1942, to Paul and Vivian Ledyard. After attending college in Denton, Texas, she relocated to Houston where she worked at NASA for several years. She moved back to Ft. Worth, working for Color Tile as an Executive Secretary; in April 1980, she married Charles Patrick, where they resided in Ft. Worth for the next 11 years.
For the last 15 years she lived in Salado. She was an active volunteer at the Salado Public Library, the Ronald McDonald House, the Children’s Life Center at Scott & White Hospital, in Temple, Texas, and the Salado Humane Society.
She was proceeded in death by her husband and her parents. She is survived by two step-daughters, Barbara Wilkins and Linda Patrick, one step-son, Charles Patrick, III., and friend Bettye Patrick, all of Denver, Co., one brother, Gerald H. Ledyard and his wife Gayle, of Salado, four nephews, Kirk, Mark, Jeff and Jason Ledyard, all in Texas, one step-grandson, Weston Wilkins of Denver, Co., and 7 great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 254-770-0910, Vista Care 254-742-2000 in Temple, Salado Humane Society at 254-947-0051.

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August 2007 obituaries

Peggy Barton Means

Peggy Barton Means, 71, of Salado passed away Friday August 31, 2007 at home surrounded by her family.
Services were held September 4, at Belton Church of Christ. Joe Baisden officiated. Burial followed at the North Belton Cemetery.
Peggy Barton Means was born in Iowa Park, Texas, on October 12, 1935, to Thomerson Pemsbrooke and Frances Cooksey Barton. She graduated from Belton High School in 1954 and on June 4, 1955 she married Victor R. Means, Jr. She and her husband spent 52 wonderful years together. Peggy was a faithful member of Belton Church of Christ.
Other than being a homemaker, Peggy was an owner of Salado Gallery in Salado for 20 years. She was a gifted artist and decorator and selected all the beautiful merchandise for sale at Salado Gallery.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Wanda Matlock. She is survived by her husband Vic (Buddy) Means of Salado; son and daughter-in-law Victor R. Means III and Sheila of Snyder; two daughters and sons-in-law Mary and Dr. Charles B. Owen II of Austin and Rebekah and Dave Jarratt of Belton. She is also survived by sisters Mary Durant of Granbury and Patsy Carr of Witchita Falls and nine grandchildren. Nickolas and wife Allison Means of Lubbock, Chad Owen of New Orleans, LA, Elissa Owen of Mailbu, CA, Brandon Jarratt of College Station, Anna Owen of Austin and Emily Jarrat of Belton.
Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital of Houston, Belton Church of Christ or Bell County Museum.

Wynell Gillen Patterson

Wynell Gillen Patterson was born on April 15, 1930, in Blooming Grove, Texas, to Drew and Bertha Gillen. After graduating from Blooming Grove High School in 1947, she entered Baylor University where in 3 years she earned her BA degree in Elementary Education. At Baylor University, she began many friendships that remained strong and vibrant through the rest of her life. Ruth, Janine, Joyce, Eloise and later, Anna, were just a few of the Baylor friends that added so much to her life – they were treasured blessings.
Wynell married her sweetheart, Jim Williams Patterson, on August 4, 1950. They lived in Hubbard; Durant, Oklahoma; Fort Worth; Oklahoma City; Jackson, Mississippi; San Antonio; Dallas; and Salado. While Jim’s career scanned decades as a Petroleum Landman, Wynell’s calling was to be a teacher in elementary schools, including for many years in Carrollton-Farmers Branch where she shaped countless young lives through the years. Her teaching was not confined to public schools; she also taught young children in numerous churches throughout her lifetime, including Royal Haven Baptist Church in Dallas and later her beloved First Baptist Church of Salado. Wynell volunteered extensively at the Salado Library and encouraged many in the Village with her generous spirit and gracious actions. Her dear friends and church family were always important to her, especially after the passing of Jim in 2001.
Wynell and Jim were recognized as Alumni of the Year in 1996 by the Central Texas Chapter of the Baylor Alumni Association. One of her favorite activities each year was the celebration of the Jim Patterson Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting the Scholarship Fund of the Central Texas Chapter of the Baylor Alumni Association.
Wynell was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Blake, Billy and Charles Drew. Her survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Phyllis Patterson of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Lee Patterson of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shannon Patterson of Carrollton; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Greg Stapp of Frisco; grandchildren, Paul and wife, Dawn, Clint, Angela, Sam, Olivia, McKenzie, Reid, Zach, Mason and Drew; sister, Maxine Brown of Lamkin; sisters-in-law, Earldean Patterson, Doris Gillen, Wanda Gillen, Carolyn Gillen and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
More lasting than her many achievements, Wynell will be remembered as a dedicated Christian, a loving wife, a guiding mother, a nurturing grandmother and a trusted friend. Memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Salado,210 South Main, Salado, TX 76571, and to Baylor University, Cen-Tex Chapter Scholarship Fund, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, TX 76798.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 30, from 6 p.m.–8 p.m., at Dossman Funeral Home, 2525 N. Main, P. O. Box 239, Belton, TX 76513.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 31, at the First Baptist Church of Salado with ministers Brian Dunks, Frank Wallace and Randy Carter Officiating. Graveside Service will precede at 10 a.m. in Salado Cemetery.
Dossman Funeral Home in Belton (254-933-2525) is in charge of arrangements.

Katherine Archer Tyson

Katherine Archer Tyson, 93, died in her home in Salado Aug. 6. Services are under the direction of Sheffield Funeral Home and will be 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Salado Methodist Church. Reverend Travis Franklin and her step-grandson, Reverend Andrew K. Tyson will officiate.
A descendant of Texas political pioneers, she was born to Texas Court of Appeals Chief Justice, Roy C. Archer and Kate Cocke Archer in Austin, the oldest of four children. She graduated from Austin High School, The University of Texas, B.A., 1935 and M.A., 1936. She became one of the first women in Texas to earn a Masters in Geology. She was invaluable on her father’s campaign trail with her “Please vote for my daddy” speeches. Her first job was with Continental Oil in Houston where she met her future husband Alfred Knox Tyson. A fellow geologist, they traveled the world over studying geology. They married Feb. 6, 1939 in Austin.
She was an active member of the Salado Methodist Church, the Houston Garden Club, River Oaks Country Club, Texas EX’s, a charter member of St. Luke’s Methodist Church of Houston, the Dallas Garden Club, the D.A.R. and Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and a board member of the Retina Research Foundation.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband (1975), a brother, Branch T. Archer, step-son Brady Tyson, and a nephew, Mark Voegeli.
She is survived by her son Knox and his wife Betsy, her daughter Tracey and her husband John Davis, of Salado and Elizabeth Kinnison and her husband Lt. Commander Liam Kinnison of Norfolk, VA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Dee Dee T. Hoak and her husband Hale and John K. Tyson all of Dallas; two great-grandsons, Henry and Alfred Hoak; also her step-daughter Harriet and her husband Bill Willcox; Harriet’s daughter Anne Voegele; all of Washington D.C.; and Brady’s children, Tim Tyson, Andrew Tyson, Janet Tyson-Sanchez; Janet’s children Cristina and Lorena of Tampico, Mexico, James Tyson, Ken Tyson, Tiago Tyson, and Debra Tyson; and her sisters Maude Ellis and her daughter Kathy Porter of Corpus Christy, Helen Brown and her daughter Katie Strohmayer of California.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Retina Research Foundation, 6560 Fannin St. #2200, Houston, TX 77030 or to the charity of choice.

Cile Robertson Ambrose

Private services for Cile Robertson Ambrose, 76, of Salado were held Aug. 2 at the Robertson Family Cemetery in Salado. Rev. Adrin Fletcher officiated.
Ambrose died July 30 at a Temple Hospital.
She was born in Belton to Sterling Robertson and Mary Lucile Armstrong Robertson. She attended Ward Belmont University in Nashville. She was an adviser to Chi Omega at Vanderbilt. She served as president of the Central Texas Area Museum, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, 1st Families of Tennessee and Colonial Dames.
Survivors are two sons, John Ambrose and Sterling Ambrose, both of Nashville; three daughters, Sarah Eddy of Atlanta, Ann Ambrose of Englewood, Calif., and Cile Cownan of Nashville: one sister, Ann Roberston of San Antonio; and 10 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Texas Area Museum, P.O. Box 36, Salado, TX 76571.

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July 2007 Obituaries

William L. "Bill" Piper

Funeral services for William L. “Bill” Piper, age 90, of Salado were held July 21 at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton with Rev. Brian Dunks and Rev. Mike Bergman officiating.
Burial followed in Murphree Cemetery in Evant, Texas.
Piper died July 19 in a Temple hospital.
He was born February 17, 1917 in Lampasas Couny to James Virgil and Minnie (White) Piper on their ranch near the Mountain View Community.
He married Wanda Flatt December 14, 1938 in Lampasas, Texas. They have lived in Texas all their lives, moving to Victoria where he served the Texas Department of Public Safety for 15 years.
He entered the insurance business in 1952, moving to Beaumont and later settling in Salado. In Salado he was manager for Southland Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1985.
He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Salado, serving in various capacities including interim choir director, usher and Deacon.
He was a member of the Salado Masonic Lodge #296, having served in many offices including being Master of the Lodge. He was honored with a 60-year Masonic pin last year. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #550 in Evant, and a member of the Scottish Rite in Waco.
A member of the Kiwanis, Piper served as the Past Lt. Governor of the Texas-Oklahoma District of the Kiwanis Club.
He was an active member of the Salado Lions Club.
He is survived by Wanda Piper of Salado, son C. Trent Piper of McGregor and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers David L. Piper, James V. Piper and Marvin Luther Piper and two sisters Martha Lois Venable and Mary Pauline Garretson.
Dossman Funeral Home in Belton was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Stoner McLean

Margaret Stoner McLean, 92, of Georgetown died July 12, 2007.
Born in 1915 in Victoria, Texas, she was the daughter of Thomas Royal Stoner and Mamie Victoria (Stoner) Stoner.
She obtained a bachelor of science in elementary education at The University of Texas then taught in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and Guayaquil, Ecuador.
She was married to Malcolm Dallas McLean on Feb. 11, 1939.
A lifelong archivist, Texas History researcher and family genealogist, she is survived by her husband Malcolm D. McLean, son John R. McLean, and grandsons Malcolm H. McLean and Douglas D. McLean.
Graveside services were July 16 at the Salado Cemetery.
Always a prodigious worker with unflagging interests in Texas history, research and family genealogy, her jobs included the following: Receptionist and Postmaster, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas, 1939-1941; Microfilm operator, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C., 1942. Bibliographical researcher, 1947-1953, for Thomas W. Streeter, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TEXAS, 1795-1845 (5 vols., Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1955-1960). Teacher, elementary school, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1954-1955. Elementary teacher, American School, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1957-1958. Teacher of English, U. S. Binational Center and in the American High School, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1959-1961.
Newspaper microfilm archivist, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1963-1973. Microfilm research specialist, Spanish Texas Microfilm Center, Presidio La Bahía, Goliad, Texas, 1973-1974. Researcher, editorial assistant, PAPERS CONCERNING ROBERTSON’S COLONY IN TEXAS (19 VOLS.), Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas, 1975-1991. Bibliographical consultant, 1981-1982, for THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR OF 1846-1848, A Bibliography of the Holdings of the Libraries, The University of Texas at Arlington, By Jenkins Garrett, Prepared and Edited by Katherine R. Goodwin, Special Collections Publication No. 2. Published for The University of Texas at Arlington by the Texas A&M Press, College Station, 1995.
She was a Member, Chancellor’s Council of The University of Texas System, 1984-2007. She was also a member of Faculty Women’s Clubs at both Texas Christian University and at The University of Texas at Arlington. McLearn contributed articles to professional journals, and to the NEW HANDBOOK OF TEXAS.
She retired in 1991 with her husband to Georgetown..

Batista "Tista" Shaw

Funeral services for Batista “Tista” Shaw, 85, of Salado were held July 9 at the Salado University Methodist Church chapel with Rev. Travis Franklin and Rev. Brady Johnston officiating.
Batista Shaw died July 5 in a Temple hospital.
She was born June 14, 1922 in Fredonia, the daughter of Charles and Jane (McMillian) Simpson. She married William “Bill” Shaw IV on Aug. 10, 1944 in Akron, Ohio. The couple moved to Salado from Dallas in 1982.
The Shaws owned an antique and quilt shop and an art studio for many years known as The Granary in Salado.
Batista was a founder of the Salado Spring Art Festival. She was also a member of the Salado United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill on Dec. 30, 2004.
Survivors include her two daughters, Sandy Johnston (and husband Terry), of Salado; and Billie Sue Scales (and husband Bill), also of Salado. She is also survived by two brothers, Jerry Simpson and Charles Simpson, both of Llano, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Joe L. Copeland

Funeral services for Joe L. Copeland, Sr., 65, of Salado, were held July 3 at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton with Rev. Arthur Washburn and Joe Washburn officiating. Burial followed in Salado Cemetery.
Copeland died July 1 in a Temple hospital.
He was born in Salado to Roy L. and Eulalie Humphry Copeland, and lived all of his life here. He was married to Sharon Jungman on February 15, 1963 in Austin. He was a truck driver for several years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salado.
Copeland was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marlene Hogue.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Copeland, of Salado, a son Joe L. Copeland, Jr., of Salado, a sister Maxine Swaim, of San Diego, CA and three grandchildren.

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June 2007 Obituaries

Gene Hoelscher

Eugene (Gene) Louis Hoelscher, 75, of Salado, passed away June 11, 2007 at his residence. Services were held June 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westphalia.
Born on Aug. 20 1931, in the Barclay community near Rosebud, he was the son of the late Emil and Katie Ocker Hoelscher.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Hoelscher, of Killeen; step-mother, Katie Kleypas Hoelscher, of Barclay; step-brothers, Floyd Kleypas, of Houston, and Elmer Kleypas, of Temple.
He married Barbara Hesse on July 6, 1963 at St. Mary’s Church in Temple. They made their home in Killeen for 38 years before moving to Salado in 2001.
He was a 1948 graduate of Rosebud High School, and a 1952 graduate of North Texas State University, with a bachelor’s degree in education. After completing two years of service with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he returned to North Texas State and earned a master’s degree in education in 1956.
He was a teacher and administrator with Killeen ISD for 37 years, retiring in Jan. 1992, as the assistant superintendent of elementary education. He continued to work in education after retirement, as a supervisor of student teachers for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and a supervisor of interns for Tarleton State University. He took time from these positions to become the principal of St. Joseph Catholic School in Killeen for three years, then returned to Tarleton State until May 2006.
Hoelscher participated in the Killeen Chamber of Commerce Adopt-a-School program, served on the board of the Boys Club of Killeen, chaired the Greater Fort Hood Area Communities in Schools committee, served on the City of Killeen Volunteer, Inc. committee and served on the Killeen ISD bond proposal committee for new construction. He was a member of the Rotary Clubs of Killeen, Harker Heights and Salado, and the Knights of Columbus of Salado. He was a member of the Elementary Principals Association, Texas Association of School Administrators, and the Killeen Retired Teachers Association. He served on the pastoral councils of St. Joseph in Killeen and St. Stephen in Salado.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hoelscher, of Salado; daughters, Pat McBurnett, of North Richland Hills, and Pam Finley, of Round Rock; grandsons, Michael, Colin, Brian and Connor; one brother, Paul James Hoelscher of Rosebud and wife, Doris Hoelscher; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph School, 3901 East Rancier, Killeen, TX 76543; Holy Trinity High School, 418 North 11th St., Temple, TX 76501; Scott & White Cancer Research, American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.
Sheffield Funeral Home in Temple handled arrangements.

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May 2007 Obituaries

Shirley Arnold

James "Chief" Daniel

Dr. Ceri Morgan Griffiths

Shirley Arnold

Graveside services for Shirley Arnold, 70, of Salado, were held May 29 at Salado Cemetery with Rev. Joe Bentley officiating.
Arnold died May 26 in a Temple hospital.
She was born July 12, 1936 in Praire Dell, the daughter of Jesse James Warrick and Leah Elizabeth (Reid) Warrick. She married James (Joe) Arnold on December 19, 1953 in Salado. She was a waitress at the Stagecoach Inn for 47 years. She was a Baptist.
Shirley Arnold was preceded in death by her husband January 31, 1996.
Survivors include: three sons, Gaylon Arnold, of Salado, Kirk Arnold of Belton and Joe Arnold of Salado; one daughter, Pam Arnold Brown of Port Lavaca; and one brother, Buck Warrick of Youngsport. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

James "Chief" Daniel

Services for James “Chief” Daniel were held at Dossman Funeral Home May 26 with the Rev. Joe Bentley officiating. Burial followed at the Salado Cemetery. Daniel died in Salado on May 24.
He was born September 25, 1935 in Milford, Texas to Clarence David and Ollie Edith (Moore) Daniel. He grew up in Itasca and was a graduate of Itasca High School. He attended East Texas State University, where he received his Master of Education degree in 1960.
He married Phyllis Kerr on January 29, 1964 in Marlin, Texas. He taught school in Turnersville, Moody, Orangefield and Salado, retiring in 1991 after 31 years as a Vocational Ag teacher.
Daniel was active with the Bell County Youth Fair, serving two years on the board of directors and one year as its president. He was an active member of the Salado Youth Fair Booster Club for 15 years.
A renowned hog breeder, he was instrumental in getting the Swine Type Conference brought to Bell County several years ago. The genetics of his swine program are the foundation of many of the local breeders today.
He was honored this February by having his name added to the Plaza of Honor at the Bell County Expo Center.
Daniel is survived by his wife Phyllis, of Salado; three sons, Clarence Daniel of Austin, Marrion Daniel and his wife Laura of Salado, Clayton Daniel and his wife Monica of Youngsport; a brother, William Daniel of Hillsboro; and seven sisters: Mildred Watson of Iowa Park, Jessie Dial of Lone Oak, Vera Mae Woodley of Alvarado, Sylvia Wallace of Cleburne, Inez Kerby of Cleburne, Edith Minor of Burleson and Patricia McClendon of Midlothian. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Jessica and David, and a host of friends and swine producer buddies.
Pallbearers were Randy Britt, Peanut Campbell, Don Engleking, Bill Owen, C.A. Smith, Jason Medlin, Don Kennedy and John Brown. Honorary pallbearers were the Heart of Texas Feed Store Gentlemen, Jack Allen, Joe Bozon, Arthur Wade Capps, R.L. Copeland, Ben Dunnahoo, Dana Eddlemen, Jack Oliver, Wimpy Ragsdale, Paul Sandford, C.A. Smith, Kevin Spurlock, Don Thweatt and Bobby Ward.

Dr. Ceri Morgan Griffiths, 66, of Salado, passed away May 10, 2007. He was born March 9, 1941 in Cardiff, Wales to the parents of Rev. William John Griffiths and mother Gwenhwyfar.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister. Survivors include his wife, Debra Griffiths; two daughters, Rhiannon Thornburg and husband Jon, and Catrin Glynn and husband Sean; two daughters by marriage, Sarah and Corey; one son, Rhys Griffiths and wife Dawn; one grandson John Caradoc Griffiths; two grandsons by marriage, Blake and Jacob; one granddaughter by marriage, Isabell Kate; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Griffiths graduated from St. George’s Medical Center in London, England in 1967. He was chief resident at Winnipeg General in Canada. After completion of another residency in St. Louis, MO, he went on to live and raise his family in Galveston.
He was associate professor in the department of Otolaryngology at University of Texas Medical Branch. While in Galveston, he was president of the American Cancer Society, Galveston Branch. Dr. Griffiths then went into private practice in Clear Lake City, TX, for 16 years, where he also served as Chief of Surgery at St. John’s Hospital. He last served at Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood, as a civilian surgeon.
He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a member of the AMA, American College of Surgeons, American Board of Otolaryngology, Harris County Medical Society and Bell County Medical Society.
He was a member of Salado United Methodist Church and sang in the choir.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. May 27 at Salado United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Histiocytosis Association of America, Houston Humane Society and Salado Humane Society in the name of Dr. Ceri M. Griffiths. Visitwww.mem.com for an online memorial.

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April 2007

Odessa Marie Smith Dunnahoo

Sally Margaret Cawthon Maddux

Donald F. Logan

(Sally) Margaret Cawthon Maddux

Lesta Cleo Cockrell Sutton

Odessa Marie Smith Dunnahoo, 72, born Oct. 24, 1934, passed away April 28, 2007.
Marie Smith Dunnahoo is survived by her children Rick and Missy Dunnahoo, Robert andCarrice Dunnahoo, Dee Ann and Tim Driver, Matt and Melinda Dunnahoo, Anndra Mulholland, 16 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Edger Smith and Essie Olene Benton Smith, her husband of 48 years, Robert Dunnahoo Sr. and by her grandson Jared Dunnahoo.
Services were held May 1 at the Salado Church of Christ. A short grave-side service will follow at the Bell Plains Cemetery.
Arrangements were in the care of Harper-Talasek in Temple.

(Sally) Margaret Cawthon Maddux, age 91, of Victoria, passed away on April 21. Her service was held in Houston and she was buried there at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
She was born March 3, 1916 in Salado, the daughter of John H. (Hub) Cawthon and his wife Pearl. She and her siblings grew up in Salado. She married Emmitt Maddux of Holland. They and their children resided in Houston for many years. After retiring, she and Emmitt moved to Seadrift and were members of the First Baptist Church. For the past few years, she had resided at Twin Pines Nursing Home in Victoria.
Survivors are her sons: Clayton Maddux, of Katy, Tom Maddux, of Victoria; daughter, Carol King, of Stafford; brother Joe Cawthon, of Eureka, CA. She is also survived by five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Maddux, son, David Maddux, and grandchildren, John Maddux, Shane Maddux, Amanda Maddux and Baby Knostman.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hosptial (Attention Memorial Department Tribute Account # 186409122), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Donald F. Logan, 85, of Belton died peacefully at home Monday evening, April 23 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.

Rosary will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Salado, 7 pm Friday, April 27 followed by an Irish Wake at the home of Susan Terry.  Funeral Mass at St. Stephen will be 10am Saturday, April 28, under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor, 254-840-2880.  Interment will be at 2 pm in the Tadlock family plot in Crawford, Texas. Services will be conducted by Msgr. Arthur Michalka, Fr. Charles Davis and Msgr. Louis Pavlichek.

Born October 4, 1921, in North Platte, Nebraska to Albert J. (Bert) Logan and Irene Hubbard Logan, Don was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He was the oldest of five boys. A graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1938, Don attended St. Mary’s University before enlisting in the Army Air Corps, he was part of the 504 Bomb group on Tinnean Island.  Discharged a 1st Lieutenant in 1946, Don enrolled at the University of Texas and earned his degree in Engineering.  He was recalled for the Korean War and served stateside.  He married Betty Harris in San Antonio February 1951and adopted her two daughters Curtis Tadlock and Susan Elizabeth.  A son, Grady Albert, was born in January 1952.

He used his Structural Engineering license in San Antonio, Beaumont and finally settled in Houston where he worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and Anderson Clayton.  In 1970 he enrolled in the University of Guadalajara where he earned a degree in Architecture.  He consulted as a licensed professional Architect and Engineer before retiring to Belton in 1986. In his retirement, he consulted and volunteered his professional service to the Diocese of Austin to design and construct numerous church projects including St. Stephen, (where the services are being held), Eagles Wings Retreat Center, and Holy Trinity in Corn Hill. He also volunteered for many civic organizations in Temple and Belton.  He taught math at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Temple.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty Harris Logan, and brothers Bob and Tom.  He is survived by Taddy Maddox of Austin, her children Jimmy and Bobby, his wife Katherine, great-granddaughter Gemma; Susan Terry of Salado, her husband Gene, children Mariah Grazioplene, her husband Jeff, and great-grandchildren Dylan and Kate, David Terry, and Sarah Hussey and her husband Wade; Grady Logan of Oklahoma City and his wife Kathy, children Rebekah and Margaret; two brothers Jack Logan and Larry Logan.

 Memorials may be made to Eagles Wings Retreat Center, PO Box 248, Burnet, TX 78611 or a charity of choice.

(Sally) Margaret Cawthon Maddux

(Sally) Margaret Cawthon Maddux, age 91, of Victoria, passed away on April 21. Her service was held in Houston adn she was buried there at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

She was born March 3, 1916 in Salado, the daughter of John H. (Hub) Cawthon and his wife Pearl. She and her siblings grew up in Salado. She married Emmitt Maddux of Holland. They and their children resided in Houston for many years. After retiring, she and Emmitt moved to Seadrift and were members of the First Baptist Church there. For the past few years, she has resided at Twin Pines Nursing Home in Victoria, Texas.

Survivors are her sons: Clayton Maddux of Katy, Tom Maddux of Victoria; her daughter Carol King of Stafford; her brother Joe Cawthon of Eureka, California. She is also survived by five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Emmitt Maddu, her son David Maddux, and her grandchildren John Maddux, Shane Maddux, Amanda Maddux and Baby Knostman.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hosptial (Attention Memorial Department Tribute Account # 186409122), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Lesta Cleo Cockrell Sutton

Services for Lesta Cleo (Cockrell) Sutton will be held 11 a.m. April 13 at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton. Interment will follow at Salado Cemetery. A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. April 12 at Dossman. Sutton passed away April 9, 2007, in a Temple nursing home at age 98.
She was born in Bell County in 1908, to one of the county’s oldest pioneer families. She was the youngest of 12 children born to Gaston Armstrong Cockrell and Mary Frances (Ingram) Cockrell. She attended Brookhaven and Willowsprings schools before graduating from Killeen High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Sutton, and a son D.L. Sutton. Survivors include son Elwood Sutton and wife and Beverly, of Salado, daughter Bettie Sue and husband Bill Pinkham, of Lyman, SC, daughter Linda and husband Monroe Moore, of Salado; daughter-in-law, Theresa Sutton, of Salado; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
As a longtime Salado resident, Sutton raised her family here. In 1959 she began working for Stagecoach Inn, baking pies and making the famous hush puppies.
She retired in 1972 and moved to Belton, where she was active in church and the Golden Age Club. At the age of 96 she moved to Hearthstone at Cottonwood in Temple.
She was an avid outdoorswoman, gardener, quilter, doll collector, loved to play dominos and was a fan of the local sports.

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February 2007 Obituaries

Wilma Hodge Capps

Coopwood Smith

Peggy Bonner

R.L. Peters

Wilma Hodge Capps

Wilma Hodge Capps, 83, of Salado, passed away Feb. 17, 2007.
Services were held Feb. 19 in the Historic Chapel of the Salado United Methodist Church, with Rev. Grady Brittain and Rev. Joe Bentley officiating.
Burial followed in Salado Cemetery.
She was born June 10, 1923, in Prairie Dell, TX, to Robert and Mae Street Hodge. She married Clyde Capps on Nov. 7, 1942 in Belton. Their 64 years of marriage were spent in Salado, where she was a homemaker, rancher, lifelong member of Salado United Methodist Church and a Yellow Bird volunteer for Scott & White Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde Capps, of Salado; brother, John Robert Hodge and wife Tina Lee Hodge, of Menard; two daughters, Elizabeth Foster, of Houston, and Virginia Cosper and husband Cecil Cosper, of Salado; three grandchildren, Lanna Domangue and husband Scott Domangue, of Austin, Janna Russell and husband Chris Russell, of Houston, and Jenny Medlin and husband Jason Medlin, of Salado; six great-grandchildren, Derek Russell, Taylor Domangue, Collin Russell, Nicole Domangue, Colby Medlin and Trace Medlin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salado United Methodist Church Building Fund, 650 Royal St., Salado, TX 76571.

Coopwood C. Smith

Services for Coopwood C. Smith, 95, of Salado, were held Feb. 17 in the Salado United Methodist Church, with Rev. Grady Brittain officiating. Burial followed in the Killeen City Cemetery.
Smith died Feb. 15, 2007 in a Temple hospital.
He was born Jan. 15, 1912 in Lockhart, to Rafe Smith and Daisy Duke Smith. He married Wilma McClung on Oct. 12, 1940, in Schulenberg. Smith owned Smith Cleaners in Killeen in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1974 he became a salesman for B&K Buick, where he worked until his retirement. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Shriners and a member of the Salado United Methodist Church. He also built P51 Mustang Aircraft at North American in Dallas during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Smith, of Salado; two daughters, Betty Anne (Smith) Luxton, of Leakey, TX, and Peggy Lynne (Smith) Hilburn, of San Marcos.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salado United Methodist Church memorial fund.
Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton handled arrangements.

Peggy Bonner

Peggy Taylor Bonner, 88, of Salado, formerly of Temple, passed away Feb. 6, 2007 in a local hospital. Graveside services were held Feb. 8 at Hillcrest Cemetery.
She was born April 29, 1918 in Winnsboro to Wood County pioneers Horace C. and Mattie (Stanley) Taylor. She graduated from Winnsboro High School in 1936, and from the Scott & White School of Professional Nursing in 1940.
She married Jamie P. Bonner in 1940 and belonged to the First Christian Church of Temple for 70 years.
During World War II she worked for the American Red Cross in Norfolk, VA. She also worked in hospitals in Newport News, VA, Hollywood, FL, San Francisco and Los Angeles as a staff nurse. She held various offices in the Christian Women’s Fellowship and served as deaconess on the church board.
She worked with Temple Family Services, was a member of Texas State Teacher’s Association, the Scott & White Memorial Hospital School of Professional Nursing Alumni Association, and was chairman of School Health Section in the Texas State Teacher’s Association for three years for Temple public schools. She had post graduate courses in Public and School Health.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jamie P. Bonner, Sr., and granddaughter, Kimberly R. Bonner, of Salado.
She is survived by son, Jamie P. Bonner, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Phyllis M. Bonner, of Salado; sister, Martha LaVerne Kraft, of Fircrest, WA; brother, H. Charles Taylor, of Athens; nephew, Dr. Charles Taylor, of Houston; nieces, Karen Kraft, of Newport News, VA, and Gail Brian, of Fircrest, WA; granddaughters, Jackie Bell Dezern and Marci Brentham, both of Salado; great-grandsons, Tanner Myers and Maddux Hunter Dezern, both of Salado; great-granddaughters, Baylee Bell and Chloe Brentham, both of Salado; and great-grandson, Cole Brentham, of Salado.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Temple or Scott & White Memorial Hospital. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple handled arrangements.

R.L. Peters

R.L. Peters passed away in a Rockwell hospital Feb. 3, 2007. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Salado Church of Christ. Services will be conducted by son-in-laws Dwight Parker, of Grandfield, OK, and Clyde Smith, of Rockwall, nephew Tim Brown, of Salado, ministers Joe Keyes, of Salado, and Gene Greer, of Heidenheimer, and daughter Linda Smith, of Rockwall.
A private interment will be conducted at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
R.L. was the oldest of four children born to Irl and Roxy (Graham) Peters on March 31, 1921 in Moody. He grew up in Lorenzo and Rogers, where he graduated high school. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Force from 1942-1950. He later received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech and a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University.
He worked in Air Force Logistics for 20 years, retiring in 982. He was honored by President Lyndon Johnson with Presidential Citation in 1964 for outstanding job performance. He served as a Bell County Commissioner and as an election official. He received the first Pioneer Award given by the Bell County Republican Party.
He was an active member of the Church of Christ, and served as a deacon in three different communities, and as an elder. He was involved in Christian education, serving as a Trustee of Magic Valley Christian College in Albion, ID.
R.L. served as a member of the Bell County Historical Commission; Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Republic of Texas and Sons of Confederate Veterans.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eva, three daughters, Annette Parker of Grandfield, OK, Dorothy Peters, of Mesquite, and Linda Smith, of Rockwall; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters MaryBelle Brown, of Salado, and Lou Nelle Merritt of St. Catherins, Ontario. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Billie, and a nephew, Dr. Stephen Merritt.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Peters-Merritt Memorial Scholarship Fund for Research of Tropical Diseases at Texas A&M Foundation, 401 Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840.

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January 2007 Obituaries

Joe Ann Berry Stowell

Dr. Welborn Kiefer Willingham

Joe Ann Berry Stowell

Long-time New Orleans resident and native of Salado. Joe Ann Berry Stowell, died Jan. 8, 2007 after a long illness. She was 76.
Stowell graduated from the University of Houston summa cum laude in three years. She moved to New Orleans to start her own secretarial pool. After marrying and bearing two children, she returned to her position as manager of the New Orleans law firm Tucker and Schonekas. During her tenure, the firm built a successful case against one of New Orleans’ most prominent organized crime figures.
Stowell was an avid sportswoman, and sang in the a capella group the Sweet Adelines.
She was a member of the board of trustees of St. George’s Episcopal School in New Orleans and was a member of the vestry at St. George’s Episcopal Church.
She and her husband moved to Salado following Hurricane Katrina. This marked a return to her birthplace after more than 50 years.
She is survived by her husband, Colles C. Stowell; daughter, Joni Carpenter; son Colles C. Stowell, Jr.; sisters Barbara Sewell and Marla Sanders; brother Sonny Berry; two granddaughters, Emily and Hannah Schwartz; and dozens of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The funeral was held Jan. 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Belton. Interment will occur in Lancaster, NH in the spring.

Dr. Welborn Kiefer Willingham

Dr. Welborn Kiefer Willingham, 78, of Salado, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, after a brief illness.
Willingham, known as “Will” by his many friends, patients and colleagues, was born March 12, 1928, in Fisher County, Texas. He was the son of W.B. Willingham and Madge Eason Willingham.
A 1949 graduate of Texas Tech University, Willingham received a Masters degree at The University of Texas and a Ph.D. at Tech. As an undergraduate, Willingham was sophomore class president, a member of and first pledge trainer of Saddle Tramps, Tech’s spirit organization, and a member of Socii Fraternity which later became Sigma Nu.
After a brief stint as an officer in the United States Air Force, from which he retired in later years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserves, Willingham spent most of his working life in academia. He was a professor in the Department of Education at Texas Tech, an adjunct professor at Tech’s medical school, and retired with the distinction of Professor Emeritus.
A practicing psychologist, Willingham founded a counseling center in Lubbock. He was an active member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, in which organization he was a delegate and leader for many years. He founded that association’s Graduate Student Forum and served as its director, encouraging many young people in the profession.
In recent years Willingham enjoyed his retirement, while overseeing his ranching interests in Fisher and Scurry Counties
On Aug. 14, 1950, he married a Lubbock native, Maxine McCollum, following a campus romance. After his Air Force tour of duty, University of Texas studies and a brief period in Hale Center, as the youngest school principal in the state at that time, they made their home in Lubbock, where they raised their family.
In 2006, they relocated to Salado, where they had built a vacation home. Willingham’s ancestors were early settlers in Salado.
Will is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maxine; his three children: Sharon Willingham Harris of Garland, Dr. Douglas B. Willingham of Salado, and Sheila Willingham McBeth of Sarasota, Florida. He is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held Monday, at the Willingham Cemetery in Salado, officiated by the Rev. Thomas A. Wallace, Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Belton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s charity of choice.

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2008 Obituaries

2008 Obituaries

January 2008 Obituaries

Gail Attal

Dr. Betty Jane McConnell

Helen Ford Poppell

Zelma Wright Taylor

Katherine Wende

William Bratton

February 2008 Obituaries

Paula Lynn Peschel

Virginia Mae Flaugher

March 2008 Obituaries

Lloyd Welch

Martha Lynn Reynolds

Jimmie Lee Gidley II

Albert Tolbert

Alma Tweedle Hamrick

Glen Light

April 2008 Obituaries

Bill Griffith

Gerald Dean Dickinson

Alfred Lochlear

Monty Knight

Dan Hudnall

Dorothy Doudt

Robert (Bob) Simon

May 2008 Obituaries

Robert Vernon Holt

Robert "Bob" Hollis Smith

Lonnie Joe Peters

Murl Clinton Kelley

Dean Clemons

June 2008 Obituaries

Doris Lee Moore

Richard "Skip" Hatter

William E. "Sonny" Street

Julia R. Kemp

Rosemary M. Adams

Gail Attal

Gail Attal, wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on Jan. 31.
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada on January 10, 1939, Gail attended nursing school, and then moved to Hawaii where she met her beloved husband, Basil.
They moved with their children to Austin, Basil’s home town, in 1974 and then to Salado.
Gail worked at the Austin State School as a nurse for twelve years.
She touched many lives through her volunteer work, at Seton and Caritas with Basil.
She was a member of the St. Stephen Catholic Church, Salado, Texas and St. Stephen Women’s Society.
Gail is survived by husband, Basil, Sr.; children, Kathy Boyd and husband Jim, Brian Attal, Diana Oller and husband Frank, Basil Attal, Jr., Lisa Paschall and husband Thad of Salado, and James Attal; grandchildren, Jay Attal, Jenna Oller, Christa Oller, Caleb Paschall, Mason Paschall, Aubrey Paschall and Grace Paschall; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elaine and Ron Ciani, George and Ann Attal and Charles “Lucky” and Cathy Attal.
A Catholic Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Salado, Texas with Rev. Charles Davis officiating.
Service arrangements are being handled by Broecker Funeral Home, Salado, Texas.

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Dr. Betty Jane (Golter) McConnell

Dr. Betty Jane (Golter) McConnell, of Dallas after recently moving from Salado her home of more than 25 years, died on January 25, 2008 a dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. B.J., as she was called by so many, was born on September 28, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Feb. 2, at Christ Episcopal Church, 300 N. Main St. in Temple, Texas.. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Salado Public Library, P.O. Box 1178, Salado, Texas 76571.
A wife, a mother of six, a physician, an artist, a gentle friend - her family and her many friends associate all these with BJ.
There were fun dinners with friends of the supper club, duplicate bridge gatherings. BJ loved to travel, visiting England several times, Japan, Germany, Italy, and China. BJ was a sports enthusiast - loved to play golf and tennis. She was an avid artist, an active member of the Salado Village Artists. Two of her oils of Native American scenes, from a stay in Sante Fe with friends, were shown at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. She thoroughly enjoyed a month in Italy painting the countryside and studying art. BJ was a co-founder of the Salado Public Library, President of its board, and held several committee chairs. She belonged to several social organizations in Salado and Temple, among which were the PEO Sisterhood, Arno Art League and the Salado Historical Society.
BJ and her twin brother, Lowell (“Jim”), graduated from medical school at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. In the middle of her sophomore year, on July 1, 1944, she married a classmate, Robert McConnell (Bob). They all graduated with M.D. degrees on February 17, 1946. At the beginning of their junior year, she and Bob were recruited to the staff of the Cincinnati General Hospital, to the role of ‘extern’, involved with the direct care of patients, as most of the usual interns and residents were in military service.
BJ took her internship at Cincinnati General following graduation, from February 1946 until March 1947. On April 14, 1947 she gave birth to Barbara Ann McConnell. Over the next 13 years she delivered five more children: Patricia Ellen, Robert Glen, Marilyn Reed, Marcia Jean and Thomas Andrew.
Her husband Bob was asked to join the practice of a group of radiologists in Davenport, Iowa and the family moved there in January 1952. When their youngest, Tom, was three years old, BJ decided to learn about a new specialty in radiology, Nuclear Radiology (Nuclear Medicine). She and Bob were recruited to start a Nuclear Radiology department at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas, moving to Dallas in 1967. BJ undertook a year’s training in Internal Medicine and a year of further training in Nuclear Medicine at Southwestern Medical School. She became certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine in 1971.
Dr. McConnell was lauded by author Elizabeth Silverthorne in her book ‘Woman Pioneers in Texas Medicine’. She was on staff at Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, Parkland Hospital in Dallas, and was director of Nuclear Medicine at the Veterans Hospital in Dallas. In 1976 she became the Associate Director of the Nuclear Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and joined the staff at the Hermann Hospital in Houston. In 1982 she was asked to join the staff at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, to enhance their program in Nuclear Medicine. In this regard she became an Associate Professor of Radiology of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and was a member of its Admission Committee. She retired from the Scott & White Clinic in 1994.
As a member of the Texas Medical Association she was a delegate to the Interspecialty Society Council, Chairman of the ad hoc Committee on Volume Reduction of Radiation Waste and Chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Section. She was President of the Texas Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. She authored or co-authored 21 articles on Nuclear Medicine, particularly related to kidney transplants and trauma to the chest and heart. She had several special exhibits at scientific meetings both nationally and internationally.
BJ is survived by her husband Dr. Robert McConnell, six children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Helen Ford Poppell

Helen Ford Poppell, 84, of Belton, died Monday, January 21 in a Belton nursing center.
Mrs. Poppell was born to Wendell B. and Phyllis Symonds Ford in Columbus, Ohio on June 25, 1923. She married James William Poppell in New York City in 1950. She had been a resident of Bell County since 1971, moving here from Denver, Colorado. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as secretary for the Temple Cultural Activities Center for several years. She also owned and operated Helen’s Catering Service for several years. Poppell was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County.
Survivors include one son, James Ford Poppell of Calvert; two daughters, Carol Fleck and Anne P. Gibson, both of Belton; one sister, Marjorie Sethna of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by here husband in 1996 and one sister, Phyllis Symonds Ford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Vistacare Hospice Foundation, 2626B South 37th Street, Temple, Texas 76504.

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Zelma Wright Taylor

Zelma Wright Taylor, age 95, passed away peacefully at home January 11, 2008.  Born near Elgin in Bastrop County, Texas on February 24, 1912, she was the daughter of Barney E. and Mae McClintock Wright.  Upon moving south of Robstown in 1917, they became one of Nueces County’s pioneer farm families.  She graduated from Robstown High School and attended Texas A&I College until the Depression sent her home.  She met her future husband of 52 years, Johnny Taylor, at his job at Boucher’s Drugstore in Robstown, and they married on October 31, 1932.  She and Johnny raised three children and moved to Salado, Texas upon retirement in 1979, where she lived for the next twenty-four years.  She lived in Lewisville near her sons during the last few years of her life.  Zelma was an accomplished artist and author, but she dreamed of acting.  In her later years, she realized those dreams when she performed in the annual Table Rock Festival production “Salado Legends”, and was an extra in the 1995 film starring Robert Duvall, “Stars Fell on Henrietta”.  She was an active member of the Robstown Art Colony, and at the time of her death, the bible study she had written during the past twenty years was being published.  She had been a member of the First Christian Church in Corpus Christi, and later in Temple.  Zelma was a friend to all, she was loved by all who knew her, and she was an inspiration and mentor to her children.  We will greatly miss her and doing things “her way”.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Horace E. Wright, and her daughter Zanda M. Boone.  She is survived by her son Mike Taylor and his wife Cheri of Highland Village, Texas, her son Lance Taylor and his wife Mary Jane of The Colony, Texas, her son-in-law Elmer E. Boone, her grandchildren Tommy Boone, Sabrina Stuckey and her husband Parker, John Taylor, Lauren Callahan and her husband Kevin, Michelle Taylor, and Creed Taylor.  Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., January 13th, with services at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14th at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.  Graveside services will follow with burial at Robstown Memorial Park.

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Katherine Wende

Katherine Jane Wende passed away on Jan. 8, 2008.
Memorial services for Katherine Wende will be held at Salado United Methodist Church 10:30 Jan. 19. Pastor Travis Franklin will officiate the service.
She was born July 31, 1925 to Leonard and Nana Cain, in Dallas, Texas. Growing up in different locations around the state, she graduated from Austin High School. She then went on to the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a degree in music education.
Following completion of her studies, she taught music at the University Junior High School and led its choir to numerous top music awards in music competition.
On December 27, 1947, she married William I. Wende, They were husband and wife for 60 years. They reared two sons.
Over the years, they lived all over the nation and eventually all over the world, as Bill was transferred with Mobil Oil Corporation. Wherever they went, Katherine continued her musical vocation. She sang as a professional soloist in choirs and an operatic company, served as director for a number of church and community choral programs, and conservatories such as Julliard and Hart, and performed in a variety of professional venues, including Broadway.
In addition, Katherine had a gift for writing and, while living in Indonesia, compiled the notes that became the foundation for her novel, The Kris Murders.
In 1993, Katherine and Bill Wende retired to Salado. During this time, Katherine along with Marge Kirkman a concert Pianist, organized the Salado Women’s Chorale. The chorale has now been expanded to include men and is renamed the Salado Community Chorus.
In her honor, her husband donated the bells for the new Katherine J. Wende handbell choir at Salado United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband William I. Wende and two sons Stephen Wende of Houston and David Wende of Ft. Worth.

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William Bratton

William Edward Bratton, 88, of Monarch Beach, California, passed away on January 6, 2008, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born on October 25, 1919, in Dallas, Texas, to William and Edna Bratton. Bill moved to Glendale, California, in 1932, where he graduated from Glendale High School and Glendale Junior College. Bill received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1940, and went on to attend Harvard School of Business in 1945 and 1946. Bill served as a Liutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Bill began his professional career in 1947, at General Precision's Librascope Division. He was named President in 1959. He is considered a pioneer in the electronics field. Bill joined Ampex Corporation in 1963, as Vice President. He became President of Guidance Technology, Inc., in 1967. In 1970, he was named Vice President of General Dynamics Electrodynamics Division. In 1975, he was named President of Theta Cable, where he remained until his retirement in 1981. From 1977 until 1990, Bill served as a director of Glendale Federal Savings.

Bill and his family resided in La Canada, California, from 1955 until 1972, where he was active at Oakmont Country Club and many community organizations. He moved to Monarch Beach, California in 1972. Bill is a Founder and Past President of El Niguel Country Club in El Niguel, California. He has always been an avid golfer. Bill also served as President of the Monarch Bay Association in Monarch Beach.

Bill purchased the historic Staqecoach Inn in Salado, Texas, in 1959. The Inn and its development became his passion for the next 40 years. Stagecoach Inn remains one of Texas' finest historic resorts. Upon his retirement in 1999, Bill and his wife Betty were named "Honorary Mayors" of Salado.

Bill was loved and respected by all who knew him. He molded and
influenced countless lives. Bill was the undisputed head and heart of his family. His love and generosity were beyond measure. He will be deeply missed.

Bill married Betty Thume on May 30, 1942, at the Church of the Angels in Pasadena, California. They enjoyed 65 beautiful years of marriage. Bill is survived by Betty, his beloved wife, and his three daughters: Dale Schumacher, Janet Gravette, and Donna Bratton-Kearns. He is also survived by seven grand children and six great grand children.

A Private family service will be held and the Church of the Angels in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, January 12, followed by interment at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association

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Paula Lynn Peschel

Services for Paula Lynn Peschel, 36 of Salado, will be held at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brian Dunks officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Mrs. Peschal was born in California. She married David Lynn Peschel Nov. 16, 1988 in Belton. She worked in the Dining Room of Stagecoach Inn.
She is survived by her husband David Peschel of Salado; 3 sons Justin Lynn Peschel of Belton, Jacob Logan Peschel of Salado and Joshua Lucas Peschel of Salado; parents Jim and Linda Gauhn of North Richland Hills and brother Michael Gaughan.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Salado.

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Virginia Mae Flaugher

Virginia Mae Flaugher, of Salado passed away Feb. 15,2008 in a Temple Living Center.
Virginia Mae Flaugher was born in Louisville, Illinois to Pearl McCollum and Gertrude Franklin McCollum. She graduated from Southern Illinois University. She married James Flaugher October 20, 1951. They lived in Chicago until the mid seventies, then moved to Michigan and moved to Salado 10 years ago. She taught High School and worked for the Air Force during World War II. She worked in Public Relations at Evanston Hospital and last worked at the Director of Public Relations at Evanston Hospital and last worked at the Director of Public Relations for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Flaugher was an officer and editor of the newsletter for the Scottish Clan Malcalm/McCollum and was the link to their Chief in Scotland. She was protestant.
Survivors include her husband James Flaugher of Salado and her brother Robert McCollum of Cranfills Gap, Texas, four nephews, Les McCollum of Salado, Texas, Winston McCollum of Plano, Texas, Robert Flaugher of Los Angles, California, and Richard Flaugher of Hinkley, Illinois.
Scanio Harper Funeral Home of Temple is in charge of arrangements.

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Glen Light

Graveside services were held March 28 for Glen Light, 71 of Salado at Salado Cemetery. Minister Joe Keyes of the Salado Church of Christ officiated.
Mr. Light died on March 24 at a local nursing home.
Glen was born in North Nolan Valley, Texas (west of Belton) to Erba Wiseman and John Hudson Light. He attended Sparta Elementary School and graduated from Belton High School in 1955.
He was a custom home builder and president of GoldStar Builders, in Beaumont. He was a member of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and President of the Home Builders Association. He was a realtor in Dallas/Ft. Worth before retiring to Salado in 2004. He served in the Texas National Guard.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Pat Self of Belton, brothers John Light of Temple and Phillip Light of Salado and daughter Cindy Lynn Horton of Temple.
Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Carwright of Chattanooga, Tn., brothers Curtis Light of Salado, daughter Stephanie Coughran of Belton. Grandchildren include Ryan Breaux and Lindsey Horton of Temple, and Wesley Coughran of Belton.
Broecker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Lloyd Welch

Memorial services for Lloyd Welch, Jr., 91, of Salado were held Sunday, March 30 at the First Baptist Church of Salado with Rev. Max Copeland and Rev. Leroy Kemp co-officiating.
Mr. Welch passed away March 18, 2008 at a local hospital.
He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Katherine Wagley and Lloyd B. Welch, Sr.
He worked for the TN&N railroad for many years and retired as Yardmaster for the Southern Pacific Railroad.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Lewis Welch.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Burgess Welsh of Temple, a daughter, Suzanne Schnitz of Salado, son, Michael Welch of Ft. Worth, brother Earl Welch of Rosenburg, and sisters Katherine Lidwin and Maxine Benson, both of San Antonio. Grandchildren include: Julee Manley of Salado, Steven Schnitz of Austin, Kent Welch of Linn, Kansas and Kathryn Welch and her mother, Lela Welch of Coppell.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to:
Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., F1. 17,
Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.
Broecker Funeral Home in Salado is in charge of arrangements.

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Martha Lynn Reynolds

Memorial services for Martha Lynn Reynolds, 69, of Salado will be held 2 p.m. March 21, at First Baptist Church in Salado. Rev. Doug Young officiated. Burial followed in Salado Cemetery.
Mrs. Reynolds died March 18, 2008 in a Temple Care Center.
Mrs. Reynolds was born in Plainview to Henry Lynn Milburn and Edlth Lynch Milburn. She married Bill Reynolds January 25, 1959 in Lubbock. She graduated from Lubbock High School and attended Texas Tech University and Lamar University. She lived in Lubbock Texas, Big Spring and Port Noches before moving to Salado seven years ago. She was the children minister at First Baptist Church in Port Noches for seven years having retired in 2001. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Salado; the Ladies Auxiliary of Salado, member of the PTA in Big Spring and Port Noches and was a Children’s Conference Leader with Southern Baptist Convention and Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Survivors include her husband Bill Reynolds of Salado; three daughters Debbie Rice of McKinney, Donna Hodge of Amarillo and Danna Gallegos of Midland; one sister Judith Milburn of California; three brothers Roger Milburn of Plano, Gary Milburn of Plano and David Milburn of Flint and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Children’s Division of First Baptist Church of Salado or to Scott and White Hospital Pulmonary Division.

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Jimmie Lee Gidley II

Jimmie Lee Gidley II, 59, of Salado died March 12 in a Temple Hospital. Services were held March 15 at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton with the Rev. Joe Bentley officiating. Burial followed in the Salado Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 18, 1948 to Jimmie Lee and Doris Mae Hughes Gidley in Belton and lived in Bell County most of his life. He graduated from Salado High School in 1967 and served in the U.S. Navy submarine service from 1970 to 1972. He was a member of the Prairie Dell Baptist Church. He was an electrician from 1969 to 1998.

He is survived by a son, Jimmie Lee Gidley III of Santa Fe, Texas; a daughter, Rebecca Michelle Gidley of Salado; a sister, Sheryl Ruth Yauk of Temple and two grandchildren.

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Albert Tolbert

Albert Marion Tolbert, 85 of Salado died March 10, 2008 in a Temple nursing home. Services will be 2 p.m March 12 at the Presbyterian Church of Salado with Rev. Carl Thompson and Rev. Calvin Vanderwerf officiating. Burial will follow at the Salado Cemetery.
Albert Marion Tolbert was born November 20, 1922 to Marion Forrest Tolbert and Ida Sarah Caughman in Stephenville, Texas.
He met his wife, Teresa Aline Lewis in 1942 and was drafted into the Army Air Force in 1943. He trained and served as ball turret gunner and made 30 maximum effort missions. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star.
He returned to the U.S in 1944. He and Teresa married Nov. 4, 1944. He entered Texas Christian University in late 1945, graduating with honors as a geologist two years and 11 months later in 1949. During his college years he became a Mason entering the Panther City Lodge #1183 in Fort Worth in 1946 and was raised to Master Mason in December of that year. They moved to Houston where Al worked for major oil companies until he went independent at the age of 40. He discovered several oil fields during his career and at this moment there are plans that he just completed in late 2007 for more drilling according to his geological recommendations.
Al and Teresa have been members of the Presbyterian Church of Salado for many years. Al has been a devoted husband for 63 years, a great father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He has had leukemia for 6 years.
Survivors include his wife Teresa Lewis Tolbert of Salado; one son, John Edward Tolbert of Martindale; one daughter, Dr. Marion Tolbert Coleman of Austin; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Salado Building Fund, P.O. Box 865, Salado, TX 76571

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Alma Tweedle Hamrick

Alma Tweedle Hamrick, 89 of Salado died March 6 in a Bartlett Nursing Home. Funeral services were held March 8 at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton with Rev. Billy Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Resthaven Cemetery.
She was born March 22, 1918 in The Grove, Texas to T.A. and Myrtle Vaden Adams and lived in Bell County all her life. She married Verlon Tweedle Aug. 4, 1935 in Bell County. He preceded her in death in 1968. She married J. W. Hamrick Dec. 22, 1987 in Salado. He preceded her in death in 1991.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salado and the Heritage Travel Club. She owned and operated Main Street Beauty Shop in Belton from 1959 - 1983.
She is survived by one son, Verlon Tweedle of Salado; seven grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Bill F. Griffith

Bill F. Griffith, 89, of Dallas and a native of Salado, passed away on April 15, 2008.
He was born in Salado, on August 18, 1918, the youngest of six children born to Edgar Eugene and Nannie Poteet Griffith.
He was a member of the US Army during World War II, stationed in San Diego, CA.
In 1943 he married Marion Loretta Cullum, and they spent their 64 years of married life in Dallas, where he was Vice President of Cullum Construction Company.
Griffith was active in the Boy Scouts of America, and earned his Wood Badge award as an adult leader.
His years of service in the Downtown Dallas Rotary Club included 47 years of perfect attendance, where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award, as well as serving as its President from 1985-1986.
He was an active member of the Oak Lawn United Methodist Church for over 60 years, serving in almost every capacity of leadership.
He was a sports enthusiast and was an avid supporter of SMU.
He enjoyed volunteering at C. C. Young Memorial Home and at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, where he was known for one of his great loves, rocking babies.
He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings, and infant son, Gary.
In addition to his wife Marion, Griffith is survived by son Steve and wife Helen, son Neal and wife Judy, all of Dallas, and daughter Jean and husband John Budd of Tulsa, OK.
He is also survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held April 18 at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church in Dallas.
If desired, donations may be sent to Rotary International, 1 Rotary Center 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL. 60201; Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, 1935 Motor Street, Dallas, 75235; or Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75219.

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Gerald "Jerry" Dean Dickinson

Memorial services for Gerald “Jerry” Dean Dickinson, 73, of Valera were held April 19, at Eastwood Baptist Church in Gatesville. Rev. Charles Grossman and Rev. Jack Vick officiated.
Dickinson passed away Thursday, April 17, in a Temple hospital.
Jerry was born May 25, 1934 in Leaday, the son of Ernest and Addie Mae (Stewart) Dickinson. He married Shirley Patterson on September 1, 1956 in Great Falls, Montana.
Dickinson owned many businesses in central Texas. He was a former member of the Salado School Board and the Salado Water Corportaion Board. Jerry proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Dickinson of Valera; one son, Jason Dickinson of Harker Heights; three brothers, Johnny Dale Dickinson of Valera, Richard Grossman of Montgomery, Rev. Charles Grossman of Gatesville; two sisters, Jackie Vick of Georgetown, Barbara Weatherby of Lancaster.
Dossman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Alfred Lochlear

Alfred Lochlear of Lumberton, North Carolina died April 15, 2008, at the age of 83.
Lochlear was a veteran of World War II.
He was the father of Lafon Ditzler and her husband John of Salado.
Funeral services will be April 18 in Lumberton, NC.
The family requests that memorials be made to the donor’s favorite charity in lieu of sending flowers.

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Monty Knight

Graveside services for Monty Knight, 49 of Prairie Dell, were held April 12, at the Salado Cemetery. Rev. Joe Bentley officiated.
Mr. Knight passed away April 10, 2008 in a Temple Hospital.
He was born October 25, 1958 in Belton, the son of George Troy Knight and Eleanor Inez Buford Knight. He graduated valedictorian of Salado High School and went on to earn an associates degree from Temple College. He attended Texas A&M University before working in research for a few years at Wilsonart.
Mostly he farmed with his family in Prairie Dell. He was a member of the Prairie Dell Baptist Church.
He is survived by an aunt and four cousins.
Dossman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Dan Hudnall

Funeral services for Dan Hudnall of Georgetown will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Church of Christ in Salado with Rev. Billie Hudnall officiating. Burial will follow at Salado Cemetery.
A visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p. m.
Mr. Hudnall died in Dallas, Texas on April 1 at the age of 62.
He was born in Rotan, Texas to Anabel Parker and George Afra Hudnall.
He studied at North Texas State University before entering the U. S. Navy in 1965 and served as a Navel Air Controller until 1969.
He was in the oil exploration industry in West Texas for a number of years.
Mr. Hudnall is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Eugene and Seaman.
He is survived by his wife, Karen of Georgetown, son Chris Hudnall of Salado, brother Billie Hudnall of Austin and sister Anelle Huffman of Odessa as well as 2 grandchildren.
Broecker Funeral Home of Salado is in charge of arrangements.

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Dorothy Doudt

Services for Dorothy Doudt, 84, of Salado were held April 5 at First Baptist Church of Salado. Dr. Leroy Kemp officiated. Burial followed at Salado Cemetery.
Doudt passed away April 3, 2008, in a local nursing home.
She was born on Oct. 18, 1923, to Irving Chesley and Marion Howarth Downs. She was a secretary. She moved to Salado in 2000 from Sugar Land and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Rice Doudt.
Survivors include a son, Gordon Doudt of Tulsa, Okla; a daughter, Debbie Harrison of Salado; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Salado Building Fund.
Broecker Funeral Home in Salado was in charge of the arrangements.

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Robert (Bob) Simon

Robert (Bob) Simon, 47, of Salado, died April 30 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
Funeral services and visitation were both held at Broecker Funeral Home. Visitation was May 7 and the funeral was on May 11, 2008.
Simon was born June 24, 1960 in Buffalo, N.Y..
He was employed by NFI Industries, Vineland, N.J., one of the largest logistics companies in the U.S..
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Fredrick Simon and mother, Lois Virginia Parson Simon.
He is survived by his wife Sandra Simon of Salado, daughter Amy of Salado and son Matt of Portsmouth, Va.; two sisters: Carol Simon of Portland, Or. and Janet Oakes of Lake City, Fl. and his stepmother Ellen Anderson of Leesburg, Fl.
Broecker Funeral Home of Salado was in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Vernon Holt

Robert Vernon Holt was born Feb. 12, 1923 in Ft. Worth, Tx to Ollie and Nina Holt. He died May 3, 2008 at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple, Texas at the age of 85. A memorial service was held May 6 at First Baptist Church in Salado. Dr. Leroy Kemp, Larry Holt and Rev. Randy Carder officiated. A military burial in the Salado Cemetery preceded the memorial service.
Vernon Holt graduated from Northside High School in Fort Worth in 1941. He was a three-year letterman in baseball and football. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942. After basic training in San Diego, CA he was was assigned to the 4th Marine Division and fought in battles at Kwajalein Atoll, Roi Namur, Saipan and Iwo Jima. He was discharged from the Marine Corps in 1946 in Washington, D.C. He worked at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. After enrolling at Texas Christian University in the fall of 1946, he married Anna M. Matthews on July 19, 1947 in Fort Worth. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2007. They have a son, daughter, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Following graduation from Texas Christian University in 1950, he worked as a Petroleum Landman for Stanolind Oil Co., British-American Oil Co., Lone Star Gas (Enserch) in Oklahoma City and Dallas. He concluded his landman’s work with AA Energy in 1981 and retired to Salado in 1990. Vernon is remembered as a man who had a passion for coaching boys in baseball and football, and was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. He was a man of integrity and faithfulness throughout his life and enjoyed humorous exchanges with friends and family members.
His survivors include his wife, Anna Holt, Salado, Tx, son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Diana Holt of Mission Viejo, CA, daughter and son-in-law Linda and Mark Harrison of Dallas, Tx. Grandchildren include Amy and husband, Dr. Tim Ramirez and Great-granddaughter, Alex Ramirez; Wendy and husband, Tod Schellinger of Los Angeles, CA, Andy Holt of Huntington Beach, CA., Gray Harrison and wife, Maddie and great grandson Keegan Holt Harrison of Plano, Tx. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Nina Holt.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to COTA-Keegan Holt Harrison (Children’s Organ Transplant Association), 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington IN 47403 and/or to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church in Salado, 210 South Main, Salado, Tx 76571.

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Robert "Bob" Hollis Smith

Robert “Bob” Hollis Smith, 67, was a San Angelo native son who passed away May 8, 2008 in Salado. Bob was born March 14, 1941 to Winnie Wright and Robert C. Smith in San Angelo. He graduated from a San Angelo High School in 1959 and from Texas Tech with a BBA in 1963.
Bob served three years active duty in the Navy. After his service to his country, he lived and worked in El Paso helping to start one of the first Junior Achievement programs at Ysleta High School.
In 1994 he married Barbara Jean Alexander of Belton. They eventually settled in Salado where he became a successful agent in the real estate business.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Jean; a sister and brother-in-law Marlyn and Bill Taylor of San Angelo; a niece Rebecca Harrell of Plano and a nephew Robert Cobb of Plano; brothers and sisters in-law Betty and Donald (Butch) Staid of West Virginia, and Chris and Bill Alexander of Belton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Cedar Knob Cemetery Association P.O. Box 112 Belton, Texas 76513.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.Broecker Funeral Home of Salado is in charge of arrangements.

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Lonnie Joe Peters

Lonnie Joe Peters,71, of Cleveland, Texas, passed away May 22, 2008, He was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, June 25, 1936 to Elijah Joe Winfield and Naomi Crain who preceded him in death along with his brother, Jeff Winfield; step-mother, Rose Winfield.
Survivors include his loving wife, Juanita Peters; daughters, Darlene Lummus and husband, Billy, Robin Minchew and husband, Rusty, Sandy Robertson and husband, Bruce, Lois Iams and husband, David, Annette Campbell and husband, Gary; sons, Charles Peters and wife, Lisa, Jeff Peters, David Keene and wife, Debra; sisters, Lenora Miller and husband, Ray, Ruthie Ellis and husband, Jim, Donna Williams and wife, Barry; grandchildren, Heather Harris, Ashley McGinnis, Erin Rider, Jolee Peters, Crystal Doucet, Leslie Raub, Brandi Lucas, Austin Peters, Jessica Schwart, Justin Minchew, Holly Robertson, Christi Robertson, Ricky Keene, great-grandchildren, Cameron Doucet, Kaylie Raub, Madison Raub, Nolan Harris, Khai Pormprasong, Hayden Harris with numerous nieces, nephews, and other cherished family members and caring friends.
Memorial Services were held May 24 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, in Cleveland, Texas.

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Murl Clinton Kelley

Funeral services for Murl Clinton Kelley, 23, of Belton will be held 10 a.m. May 29 at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with minister Craig Wortham officiating. Burial to follow at the Salado Cemetery.
Murl Clinton Kelley died May 25, 2008.
Murl Clinton Kelley was born May 2, 1985 in Gatesville, the son of David and Leslie Kelley. He was a graduate of Salado High School. He attended technical college before going to work for Gidden Distributing for the last two years.
Survivors are his parents David and Leslie Kelley of Salado; wife Karen Goolsby of Belton; three daughters Abbi Lexi, and Kati all of Belton; five brothers PFC Roddy Kelley stationed in German, Courtney Kelley of Jarrell, Kyle Atkinson of Temple, Brett Kelley and Justin Kelley of Salado; one sister Kayla Cehand of Morgan’s Point Resort and grandfather Horace Kelley of Salado.

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Dean Clemons
Dean Clemons, age 83, of Pleasanton, Texas and formerly of Salado for many years, passed away May 27, 2008, in Pleasanton.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Clemons of Pleasanton and daughter, Deana Steinle and husband Al of Jourdanton.
He is also survived by his sister, Evelyn Curci of San Augustine as well as grandchildren, Marci Steinle and husband Tim of Fair Oaks Ranch and Dusty Steinle and wife Miranda of Austin.
He will also be missed by his loving great-grandchildren, Aiden and Owen Steinle.
Visitation was held at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton on May 29.
A graveside service was held at Jourdanton City Cemetery in Jourdanton, Texas on May 30.
The Clemons were long-time residents of Salado, living in the historic Fowler House on the north end of Main Street. Dean operated an antique refinishing business out of the barn on the property. The Clemons were also active in the community, particularly in the Salado Historical Society.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so atwww.hurleyfuneralhome.com

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Doris Lee Moore

 Graveside services for Doris Lee Moore, 79 will be held 10:00AM Monday, June 23 at Salado Cemetery.  Mrs. Moore passed away June 18, 2008 at her home in Salado.

The family will receive friends for visitation at 4:00PM Sunday, June 22 at Broecker Funeral Home in Salado.

A long time resident of Bell County, Nanny was born Doris Lee Grant, December 23, 1928 in Richland Springs, Texas to Monroe and Birdie Grant.  She married Allen “Sonny” Moore March 17, 1945 in Belton.  The family lived in Keyes Valley prior to the building of Stillhouse Hollow Dam.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother and two sisters.  She is survived by her children: Monroe and Linda Moore and Kathey and Dennis Farr all of Salado; sister Johnnie Young of Burnet and three brothers: MW Grant and Bobby Grant of Killeen and Odell Grant of Austin, plus seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salado Education Foundation P.O. Box 98 Salado, TX 76571.

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Richard "Skip" Hatter

Richard “Skip/Dick” Lloyd Hatter 81 of Salado, died on June 16, 2008 at a nursing home in Temple, Texas. The youngest son of Lloyd and Hattie Evelyn Rutherford Hatter, Skip was born in the home of his grandparents Rutherford in Moody, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Skip leaves behind his wife Barbara of Salado; three sons: Paul Thomas, Richard Michael, and Lloyd Lee; three daughters: Janice Lynn, Susan Lee and Karen Anne; and, twelve grandchildren.
Honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army, Hatter’s service to his country spanned three major wars: World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. His service at sea was served in the Atlantic on the U.S.S. Charger and the USS Hancock; in the Pacific on the U.S.S. Shangri La. His combat tours numbered: World War II Pacific War Zone; Korean Conflict 3 tours in the Korean War Zone; and Vietnam 2 tours in the Vietnam War Zone. Hatter also flew a Bell, Hiller and Sikorsky Helicopter and in two combat tours in Vietnam as a helicopter gunship pilot, he flew 193 combat missions with 507 combat flight hours. In his military service he earned a number of badges, decorations, and medals. Badges: Army Aviator (silver pilot’s wings), Sharpshooter with Pistol Bar, Marksman with Pistol Bar. American Decorations: Bronze Star (Vietnam), Air Medal (heroism Vietnam), Air Medal (18 awards for combat missions Vietnam, Army Commendation Medal (Vietnam). Foreign Decorations: Korean War Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation with palm. Service Medals: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2 bronze battle stars), Victory Medal (World War II), Navy Occupation Medal (Asian Clasp) United Nations Service Medal (Korea) Korean Service Medal (8 bronze battle stars) Navy Good Conduct medal, National Defense Service Medal (Korea and Vietnam) Vietnam Service Medal (4 bronze battle stars), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (with 1960 clasp).
Hatter retired from the U.S. Army in May 1968. He accepted a position with Bell Helicopter International as Registrar of the Iranian technical training center for pilots and maintenance personnel in Isfahan, Iran.
A memorial service will take place at Broecker Funeral Home Salado, 1 p.m. June 24, preceded by a private graveside memorial with military honors.
Donations may be made to: The Fisher House Foundation 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600 Rockville, Maryland 20852 www.fisherhouse.org This organization is in support of the Intrepid Center San Antonio, Texas.


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William E. "Sonny" Street

Funeral services for William E. “Sonny” Street Jr. 83, of Heidenheimer will be held 10 a.m. June 20 at the Dossman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Salado Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for visitation 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. June 19.
William Street passed away June 16, 2008 in the Temple Nursing Center.
William E. ‘Sonny’ Street was born June 30, 1924 in Bell County the son of William E. Street Sr. and Fannie Mae Hodges Street. He married Mamie P. Melvin June 28, 1947 at the Salado United Methodist Church in Temple. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II serving in the Pacific at Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Guam and Okinawa.
He was preceded in death by his wife on January 10, 1997.
Survivors include two sons Charles Humphrey of Temple and John Michael Street of Tennessee Colony and one daughter Gayla Avant of Lockhart two sisters Elizabeth Mosley and Emma Jane Fuller both of Temple. Seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Julia R. Kemp

Julia Ruth Whatley Kemp, age 98, of Belton died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in a local nursing home. Services were held June 13 at First Baptist Church in Belton with Rev. Paul Kemp, Rev. Mark Kemp and Rev. Carroll Davis officiating. Burial followed at Bellwood Memorial Park. Visitation was held at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.
A lifelong resident of Bell County, she was born December 5, 1909 to Benjamin Bowles and Johnnie Ruth (Shapard) Whately of Stringtown. She attended schools in Rockdale, her birthplace home of maternal grandparents, and Gindale where she was on Sisters Basketball Team. In 1926, she married Ernest Lee Kemp. They were members of Dyess Grove Baptist Church and later Immanuel Baptist Church in Temple and finally First Baptist Church in Belton. In Belton, she worked with School District Food Services for 20 years. She prepared Wednesday meals at First Baptist Church where she worked with children and was a member of Friendship Class and Golden Age. She was an honorary alumna of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a member of Belton and Salado Chapters of Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband and three sisters. Survivors include one son, Leroy Kemp, four daughters, Doris, Joyce, Betty Kemp and Carolyn Roberts, five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one brother, Frank Whatley.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to one’s favorite charity.

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Rosemary M. Adams

Belton- Services for Rosemary M. Adams, 96, of Salado were held July 3 at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton. Rev. Barton Carter and Rev. Billy Borho officiated. Burial followed in Resthaven Cemetery. She passed away June 30 in a Taylor Hospital.
She was born December 17, 1911 in Oglesby, Texas to Edward S. and Mary Alice Russell Fellers. She married Marshall Adams December 18, 1936 in Moffatt, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Victory Baptist Church in Cedar Valley. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son Michael Adams.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Joann Walker of Temple, Pansy Lange of Bartlett and Gale Sellers of Salado; one brother, Walter J. Fellers of Salado; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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uly 2008 Obituaries

August 2008 Obituaries

September 2008 Obituaries

October 2008 Obituaries

November 2008 Obituaries

December 2008 Obituaries

July 2008 Obituaries

Lorraine Beckwith

Amanda Jo Elmore

Jennifer Kelly Lenis

Sharon Love Dixon

August 2008 Obituaries

Virginia Bryan

Eva Peters

Eva Juanita Warrick

Mary Ellen Parks

September 2008 Obituaries

Robert McHaney

Helen K. Norwood

Pvt. Joseph Francisco Gonzales

Staff Sgt. Brandon Wade Farley

Spc. Marques Irving Knight

Private Michael Wayne Murdock

Bobby Norwood

Douglas Keith Wujcik

Sgt. Marcus Limon

Capt. Michael J. Medder

Spc. Jared Arnn

October 2008 Obituaries

Pfc. Willie James Wiley Jr.

Jimmy Jackson

Pfc. Matthew Sandberg

Pfc. Tavarus Danard Setzler

Cpl. Scott Vickrey

Joe Bailey Sanders

Mary Whitaker Hill

Larry Lilly

Cpl. Reuben Marcus Fernandez III

Spc. Geoffrey Golden Johnson 

Sgt. Preston Ray Medley 

Spc. Stephen Robert Fortunato

Spc. Cory Joseph Bertrand

November 2008 Obituaries

Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Antonio Wilson

Dr. William McLellan Ashe

Hollis Vasser

Leonard R. Gerstenberg

Col. (USAF-R) Gerald Byron Bunker

Leo T. “Pete” Peterson

Spc. Corey Michael Shea

Sgt. Jose Regalado

Pfc. Theron Vondameir Hobbs

Sgt. Kevin Wayne Thomas

Julie Kay Coker

December 2008 Obituaries

James Alexander Pringle III

Pfc. Jordan T. May

Pvt. Colman J. Meadows III

Christi Hanna Spradley

Jewell Elizabeth Lang

Ward Carroll

Sam Price Gullatt, Jr.

Linda Billingsley McCaleb

Jim Reed

Capt. Robert Jose Yllescas

Sfc. Pablo Colon-Vega

Lorraine Beckwith

Lorraine Beckwith, 71, of Salado passed away July 7, 2008 in Temple, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Salado July 10 at 4 p.m. with her longtime pastor, Gary DeSalvo officiating.
Beckwith was born in 1937 in Waite Park, Minnesota. She lived in Central Texas for the past 22 years and was a member of Temple Bible Church.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Phil Beckwith; her brother, Jimmy Schneider; her daughter, Allison Putney and husband Chris; her son, Mark Beckwith; and her three grandchildren: Sadie, Audrey, and Joseph Putney.
Memorial arrangements were handled by Broecker Funeral Home of Salado.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Bible Church Missions Fund or Grace Academy Classical School of Georgetown.

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Amanda Jo Elmore

Amanda Jo Elmore passed away at Scott & White hospital on July 11, 2008 as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident on June 29, 2008.
She was born on September 24, 1985 in Springfield, IL. She moved to Texas in 2004 and was employed by Weston Inn Health Center, Temple as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
She is survived by her mother, Becky Day of Salado, step-mother Joyce Long of Salado, her father Doug Hurley and step-mother Carol Hurley of Greenview, Il., sister and brother-in-law Jamie and David Dollens, a sister Rachel Simmons of Virden, Il, 3 step-sisters Heather Long, Diedra Hicks and Chantelle Long all of Roodhouse, Il., and her grandparents June and Jim Lamsargis of Springfield, Il.
Visitation was at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. July 16.
A private burial will take place at Rest Haven Cemetery in Belton on July 17.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amanda Jo Elmore Fund, c/o First Salado Horizon Bank, 815 N. Stagecoach Road, Salado, Texas, 76571.
Broecker Funeral Home of Salado is in charge of arrangements.

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Jennifer Kelly Lenis

Jennifer Kelly Lenis, formerly of Salado, passed away on July 28, 2008.
Jennifer Kelly Lenis was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 6, 1979, to Armando Lenis M.D. and Barbara (Winters) Lenis. Jennifer was welcomed in birth by her parents and older brother, Allen. The Lenis family welcomed another baby girl, Michelle, the following year. The Lenis family moved from Ohio to Texas in March of 1982.
Jennifer attended school at Holland, Salado ISD, and the Academy Special Education School before proudly graduating from Burnet High School in 2000. Jennifer lived at the Bluebonnet Community Residence Home in Bertram from 1997 until 2001, when she moved to the Marble Falls Bluebonnet Community Residence Home.
Jennifer is survived by her parents, Barbara and Armando Lenis of Salado, her brother, Allen Lenis and wife Ana Lenis of Arlington, VA., her sister, Michelle Lenis of Salado, and her grandmother, Nelly Lenis of Cali, Colombia. Other close relatives include her uncle and aunt, Dr. Elias and Eleonora Ghandour, and cousin Maia, of Lubbock, Texas, Mona and James Jackson of Dallas and Eduardo Gonzalez of Houston, TX. Relatives in Cali, Colombia, include uncles Andres Lenis, Dr. Richard Lenis, and Dr. William Lenis, aunt Elizabeth Lenis, and cousins Alvaro Jose Lenis. Jennifer is preceded in death by her grandfather, Alvaro Lenis of Cali, Colombia.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Scott and White Hospital in the name of Jennifer Lenis for Pediatric Cancer 1-800-293-4483
Private family services will be held at a later date.

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Sharon Love Dixon

Funeral Services for Sharon Love Dixon, 74, of Salado, were held Saturday Aug. 2, at the Grace Baptist Church in Salado. Rev. John Warden officiated burial followed at Salado Cemetery.
Mrs. Dixon died Thursday morning, July 31, in a Temple Hospital.
Sharon was born April 10, 1934 in Arkansas, Kansas, the daughter of C.F. Moore and Alicia (Love) Moore. She married Jerry Dixon December 26, 1953 in Vinita, Oklahoma. They made their home in Salado in 1997 moving from Conroe. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Salado.
She was preceded in death by her husband January 31, 2001.
Survivors include one son Larry Dixon of Spring and daughter, ,Lisa Eckstrum of Magnolia; one sister Jeannie Dodson of Santa Ynez, California and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church in Salado or Vista Care Hospice.

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Virginia Bryan

Virginia Bryan, age 84, of Temple passed away Aug. 26, 2008. Broecker Funeral Home of Salado is in charge of the arrangements.
A visitation was held for friends and family at the funeral home Sept. 1 with a family celebration of her life at Broecker’s Sept. 2 with burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple beside James, her husband of almost 60 years.
She was born Patricia Virginia Stroup on October 28, 1923, youngest daughter of Herbert Ainsley Stroup and Ida Belle McKinley Stroup in Tahoka, Texas. She grew up in nearby Brownfield and on November 22, 1942, married her high school sweetheart James Everett Bryan. World War II had begun and James enlisted in the Army. Virginia worked for the Red Cross and was able to work in that capacity at Fort Knox, Kentucky while James was stationed there. She returned to Texas when he was sent to Okinawa, and their first child Patricia Elaine was born in Brownfield while he was overseas. After the war ended and he returned home, a second daughter Constance Sue was born.
Her husband James worked for Texas Pipeline Company at several places in West Texas before the family relocated to Houston in 1953, where he was employed by Texaco. A son, Jonathan Marshall, was born in Houston in 1959. They moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1973 and lived there until James retired in 1984. Wanting to return to Texas, they chose Temple as their retirement home and greatly enjoyed the years they shared there until James died in June 2002, just four months shy of their 60th anniversary. After being diagnosed with Alzheimers in late 2002, Virginia lived at Hearthstone Assisted Living and then for the past 2 1/2 years at the home of her devoted caretaker Karen Richman in Hewitt.
Virginia was a member of First Christian Church in Temple, and participated in the Women’s Circle there and also in Kiwanis.
She is survived by her three children, Pat Ash of Tarzana, California, Connie Bryan of Salado, and Jay Bryan and his wife Jo of Richardson, Texas. She leaves behind eight grandchildren: Erin Mallen, Ellie Ash, Andy Klunder and wife Michelle, Mike Klunder and wife Jena, Melissa Klunder, and Jonathan, Jake, and Jacey Bryan. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Bela, Jadyn, Sofia, and Judah Klunder and Madelyn and Jackson Mallen.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to her caretaker Karen Richman for her loving care, to all the wonderful people of Hillcrest Hospice, and to Pat and Dave Broecker of Broecker Funeral Home for what they have meant to the family at this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association in her honor at 3429 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin TX 78731.

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Eva Peters

Eva Peters, formerly of Rogers, passed away on August 12, 2008 in Mesquite, Texas. She was born October 17, 1921 in Coffeeville, Mississippi. She married R.L. Peters on June 25, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee. They celebrated 58 years of marriage before his passing in 2007. She was a retired civil service employee with the Air Force Logistics Command. She was politically active and was a delegate to the State Republican Convention numerous times.

Eva was an active member of the Church of Christ and taught Sunday school for many years. She was most recently involved in the CPR (Care, Play, Read) and visitation programs at the Saturn Road Church of Christ in Garland, Texas.

She is survived by her daughters: Annette Parker and husband Dwight of Grandfield, Oklahoma; Dorothy Peters of Mesquite, Texas and Linda Smith and husband Clyde of Rockwall, Texas. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Geoff Parker of Grandfield, Oklahoma; Robert Smith and Michael Smith of College Station, Texas and Jenny Bates of Lawton, Oklahoma and her husband, Spc. Phil Bates, currently serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq and her great-granddaughter, Kalyn Bates. Also surviving are her sisters: Ella Ruth Perkins of Mesa, Arizona and Dorothy St. John of Coffeeville, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents Rue and Viona Helm; her husband, R.L. Peters; a brother, Herschel P. Helm; and sisters: Mary Frances Butts and Betty Richey. She is also survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Mary Belle Brown and her husband Tom of Salado.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the Saturn Road Church of Christ in Garland, Texas. Private burial services will be at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Memorial donations may be made to the A. Hugh Graham Memorial Endowment at Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas or Lifeline Chaplaincy.

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Eva Juanita Warrick

Funeral services for Eva Juanita Warrick, 85 of Salado, were held Aug. 12 at Dossman Funeral Home of Belton with Rev. Derald Dugger officiating. Interment followed at Salado Cemetery.
Eva Juanita Warrick died Aug. 8, 2008 in a Bartlett care center.
Eva Warrick was born Feb. 8, 1923 in Prairie Dell the daughter of John F. and Gussie (Tisdale) Alexander. She married William Lynn Warrick on May 25, 1939 in Jarrell. Warrick was retired form Forth Hood where she worked as a Dental Assistant. She was a member of the American Dental Association, Salado Chamber of Commerce Auxiliary, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Salado for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Lynn Warrick and one grandson Scotty Tomlin.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Kirkpatrick of Salado; one son, Donnie Warrick of Salado; one sister, Ruby Townsend of Salado; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Visitation was held Aug. 11, at Dossman Funeral Home.

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Mary Ellen Parks

Services for Mary Ellen Parks, age 80, of Salado were held Aug. 6. at the Salado Church of Christ. Minister Joe Keyes officiated. Burial followed at Salado Cemetery.
Mary died August 4, 2008 in a Temple hospital.
She was born January 27, 1928 in Denoya, Oklahoma to Wallace Gerald and Gertrude Elsa (Balch) Scott. She married Lloyd L. Parks on August 20, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They moved to Salado in 1992 from Houston and also lived in Denver, Indianapolis and Calgary, Alberta. She was a member of the Salado Church of Christ. She taught children’s bible class for 50 years. She was an accomplished artist and was a member of the Salado Village Artist group where she was selected Artist of the Month on more than one occasion.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd L. Parks of Salado, 3 daughters, Connie Jo VanSchuyver of Houston, Karyn Ann Parks of Phoenix, AZ and Rebecca Lee Fritzson and her husband Jeff of Frisco, Texas; a brother Wallace Gerald Scott Jr. of Florissant, MO, 2 sisters, Majorie Jones of Broken Arrow, OK and Peggy Smith of Great Bend, KS.
Visitation was held Aug. 5. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the Salado Church of Christ, Children’s Fund.
Arrangements were handled by Dossman Funeral Home of Belton.

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Spc. Jared Arnn

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Sept. 27, as a result of internal bleeding from an existing medical condition.

Spc. Jared Arnn, 21, of Boonville, Ind. was admitted to Fort Hood’s Darnall Hospital after fellow Soldiers had found him unresponsive in his barracks room the afternoon of Sept. 27. He was evacuated to the Scott & White Hospital Neurology Department in Temple, Texas and died later that day.

Arnn entered the military in August 2006 as an avionics system repairman. He was assigned to the 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division since July 2007, serving as an avionics repair specialist for the battalion.

Most recently Spc. Arnn was in support of 1st Air Cavalry Brigade as it conducted humanitarian relief flights to Texas’s Gulf Coast following Hurricane Ike. He performed maintenance and repair of aircraft in support of the mission to include UH-60 Blackhawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

Prior to serving with the 1st Cavalry Division he served in the Republic of South Korea, earning the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

He is survived by his mother and father.

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Robert McHaney

A Mass of the Resurrection will be recited for Robert McHaney, 64, of Salado at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Sequin with full military honors.

Mr. McHaney died Thursday, Sept. 18, in Temple.

He was born Sept. 3, 1944, to Edward and Mary P. McHaney in Melvin. He was raised in Seguin. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam, receiving a Purple Heart. He retired in 2004, as a Master Sgt. He married Mary Judith De Leon on Oct. 24, 1968. He graduated from Texas Lutheran College receiving a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Webster University. He was a band director at Navarro, Nixon and Salado ISD’s. He later taught at Huston-Tillotson College as a music professor. He was an extra for movies filmed in Austin, including his most featured role as an umpire in “The Rookie”.

Survivors include his wife of almost 40 years; two sons, Dennis McHaney of Lacey and Jonathan McHaney of Denton; two daughters, Elizabeth Kriezcky of Hutto and Jennifer McGregor of Salado; four brothers, David McHaney and Jesse McHaney, both of Seguin, Richard McHaney of Dallas and Ben McHaney of Indiana; a sister, Simona Luna of Seguin; and eight grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salado Volunteer Fire Department, Salado, Texas, 76571.

Visitation – Monday will be 5-7 p.m. at Goetz Funeral Home in Sequin, with a rosary being prayed at 7 p.m.

Visitation- today will be 5-7 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Salado. Services will follow.

Broecker Funeral Home of Salado is in charge of arrangements.

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Helen K. Norwood

Helen K. Norwood, a loving and beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Sept. 15.
Services were held at Heartfield Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Salado Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Salado United Methodist Church.
Helen was born on Oct. 22, 1919 in a farm house near Praire Dell, Texas to Grainger and Ida Elizabeth Killingsworth. Helen had the honor of being chosen as Miss Salado for the Texas Centennial of 1936. She graduated as salutatorian from Salado High School. On Christmas day, 1938, she married her one and only love, Fred Norwood, a happy marriage for over 68 years until his death in 2007.
Helen’s focus was always on home and family, even while she had a working career. Fred’s employment with Texas Power and Light meant assignments to locations around central and east Texas and Helen made each of them a home. After Fred’s retirment, they happily returned to Prairie Dell to their passion for farming and ranching. Helen cooked the best chicken fried steak and chocolate pie in Central Texas- no question.
Helen is survived by her daughter Mary Esch and husband John Esch of Ft. Worth and by grandchildren Grainger Esch of Salado and Gregor Esch of Ft. Worth. She was preceded in death by Fred and her parents.
Heartfield Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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Staff Sgt. Nathan Matthew Cox

Fort Hood announced the death of Staff Sgt. Nathan Matthew Cox, 32, of Walcott, Iowa, who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The Soldiers died Sept. 20 in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

Staff Sgt. Nathan Matthew Cox, 32, of Walcott, Iowa, joined the military in July 2002 as an Infantryman and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division since May 2007.


The Soldier deployed to Afghanistan July 2008.

Staff Sergeant Cox’s military awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

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Pvt. Joseph Francisco Gonzales

Fort Hood announced the death of Pvt. Joseph Francisco Gonzales, 18, of Tucson, Arizona, who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The Soldiers died Sept. 20 in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Pvt. Joseph Francisco Gonzales, 18, of Tucson, Arizona, joined the military in April 2007 as an Infantryman and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division since October 2007.
The Soldier deployed to Afghanistan July 2008.
Pvt. Gonzales’ military awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

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Staff Sgt. Brandon Wade Farley

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Brandon Wade Farley, 30, of Grand Prairie, Texas, died Sept. 18 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan of wounds sustained Sept. 17 when his mounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades in Able Monti, Afghanistan.
Farley entered the Army in December 1999 as an Infantryman. He was assigned to the, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, since April 2007.
Staff Sergeant Farley deployed to Afghanistan in July 2008.
Farley’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Multi-national Force and Observers Medal and NATO Medal.

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Spc. Marques Irving Knight

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Marques Irving Knight, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., died Sept. 6 in Aliabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he received small arms fire while on dismounted patrol.
Knight entered the Army in August 2002 as an Infantryman. He was assigned to the, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, since August 2007.
Specialist Knight deployed to Afghanistan in July 2008.
Knight’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

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Private Michael Wayne Murdock

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Private Michael Wayne Murdock, 22, of Chocowinity, N.C., died Sept. 11 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered at Combat Outpost Lybert, Afghanistan, when he was struck by enemy fire.
Murdock entered the Army in July 2006 as a Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist. He was assigned to the, 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, since March 2007.
Private Murdock deployed to Afghanistan in June 2008.
Murdock’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

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Bobby Norwood

Bobby Norwood died August 18, 2008 after a lengthy illness.
Norwood was born Jan. 29, 1929 in Salado, Texas to J.H. and Pearl Norwood.
He worked 27 years for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., but his passion was music. Among his many talents was the knowledge to play guitar, piano and the fiddle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.H. and Pearl Norwood; brothers J.H. Jr., Gylnn and Hal Norwood; sisters Freida Norwood and Margaret Purgahn; one daughter, Cathy Norwood; brothers-in-law, Eddie Brown, E.C. Purgahn and Dr. Coleman Raley and on step-son Steve Breazeale.
He is survived by his wife Birdie Norwood, two sisters, Fern Raley of Shawnee, OK and Mildred Brown of Ft. Worth, TX; son Terry Norwood and wife Erica; stepson Mike Breazeale and wife Debra; stepdaughter, Diane Watson and husband James and Polly Wilson and husband Jimmy. Grandsons Robby Inman and wife Melissa of Lorena, TX; and Jody Norwood of Killeen, TX; granddaughters Kathy Wiktorek and husband Tim of NC, Kelley Lord and husband Josh of Nolanville, TX and Kimberley Norwood of Killeen, TX; 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held in Pasadena, TX, Aug. 21 at Grandview Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Salado United Methodist Church music fund or Salado Alumni Assoc. P. O. Box 791, Salado, TX 76571 Scholarship Acct.

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Douglas Keith Wujcik

Services for Douglas Keith Wujcik, 50, of Salado will be 3 p.m., Sept. 13 at Broecker Funeral Home.
Mr. Wujcik died Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at his residence.
He was born in Chaleroi, PA to Albert and Helen Praskavich Wujcik.
Mr. Wujcik joined the Navy after graduation from High School, became an amphibian specialist, serving 4 years from his base in San Diego. He left the service as a 3rd Aviation Boatsman and worked in the jet aircraft industry in Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas for 20 years.
His hobbies included woodwork and art which brought him to Salado.
Survivors include his parents, 2 sisters, Laurie Moore of Dallas and Mary Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio: and a brother, Bruce Wujcik of New Haven, Ct.: a daughter Trisho of San Diego, Ca. and 2 nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 2433 Ridgepoint Dr. B, Austin, Texas 78754 and Salado Humane Society, PO Box 493, Salado, Texas 76571.
Broecker Funeral Home of Salado is in charge of arrangements.

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Sgt. Marcus Limon

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier killed Sept. 27, as the result of an early morning vehicle accident.
Sgt. Marcus Limon, 32, of Fortson, Ga. was riding a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 190 near Nolanville, Texas when he ran into the back of another vehicle at a high-rate of speed. He was evacuated to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas and died later that day following attempts to revive him.
Limon entered the military in January 2005 as a fuel handler. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division since July 2005, serving as a petroleum supply specialist for the battalion.
During his time with the 1st Cavalry Division, Limon deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08, earning the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star and the Global War on Terrorism Medal, among many others.
While in Iraq, Limon contributed to his section making more than 1,300 fuel tanker re-supply missions. His section dispensed 3, 027,146 gallons of fuel without incident for various air platforms to include UH-60 Blackhawk, CH-47 Chinook and AH-64 Apache helicopters as well as providing fuel to aircraft from other military services to include the Navy and Air Force.
He is survived by his wife. 
The incident is under investigation.

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Capt. Michael J. Medder

The Department of Defense announced the death of a Soldier killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Soldier was killed on September 24, in Jisr Naft, Iraq.

Capt. Michael J. Medders, 25, of Avon Lake, Ohio, died of wounds suffered when a suicide vest detonated near him during combat operations. Captain Medders was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

Captain Medders’ military awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge.

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Jimmy Jackson

Services for Jimmy Jackson, of Salado were held October 11 at Cedar Valley Cemetery, Salado.
Jimmy Jackson died October 8, 2008 at his residence. On October 6, 2008, Jimmy and Tony celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A life long resident of Salado, Jackson attended Cedar Valley Elementary and Salado Schools.
He was born in Salado, to Claude Henry Jackson and Stella Ann Brooks.
Jackson was an auto mechanic for Penske Automotive, manager of K-Mart automotive division and a driver for a Killeen butane company. As a cattle rancher, his hobbies included fishing and hunting.
Jackson is preceded in death by his parents, two sons: Jimmy Jackson Jr., and Jimmy Jackson II; a brother Joe H. Jackson, and 3 sisters, Mary Jackson, Melba Sue Jackson and Levon Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Tony and daughters, Cheryl Beckham, Dallas, Carol Ann Ratliff of Belton, Sue Hreha of Killeen; brothers, Norman and Larry Jackson of Salado and sister, Kathy Phillips of Academy; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Visitation was held October 10 at Cedar Valley Baptist Church, 12237 FM 2843 from 5PM to 8PM.
Broecker Funeral Home of Salado made arrangements.

Pfc. Matthew Sandberg

First Cavalry Division officials have released the name of a Soldier who was killed Oct. 9, in an accident at the post’s rail yard.

Pfc. Matthew Sandberg, 20, of Leadville, Colo. was ground guiding a military vehicle when he was crushed by a rack assembly. Fort Hood Emergency Services personnel responded to the accident and Sandberg was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sandberg entered the military in October 2007. He was assigned to 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since March 2008, serving as a heavy vehicle driver for the battalion.

Sandberg was slated to go with his battalion to Iraq later this year. At the time of his death, he had just completed training at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. in preparation for his upcoming deployment. While at NTC, Sandberg trained on combat logistics patrol operations, providing supplies to his fellow Soldiers.

His medals and awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

He is survived by his father.

Pfc. Willie James Wiley Jr.

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier killed Oct. 3 in a vehicle accident on Highway 190 near Nolanville, Texas.

Pfc. Willie James Wiley Jr., 20, of Mableton, Ga. was killed after the car he was riding in hit a wall at a high rate of speed and rolled over. Wiley, who was a passenger in the vehicle, died as a result of the trauma he sustained in the accident. The driver sustained minor injuries and is in stable condition at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Wiley entered the Army in May 2007 as an M1 armor crewman. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since September 2007. Upon his arrival to Fort Hood, Wiley was assigned as part of the 1st Bn., 12th Cavalry’s Rear Detachment while the battalion was in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08. 

Wiley was slated to go with his battalion to Iraq later this year. At the time of his death, Wiley had just completed training at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. in preparation for his upcoming deployment. While at NTC, Wiley trained on mounted combat patrol lanes, cordon and search lanes and a dismounted patrol lane. As a member of an Abrams tank crew, some of his training involved escort missions for route clearance teams. 

His medals and awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

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Pfc. Tavarus Danard Setzler

Fort Hood announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Pfc. Tavarus Danard Setzler, 23, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Oct. 2, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Majar al Kabir, Iraq.

Setzler joined the military in November 2007 as a Combat Engineer and was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division since March 2008.

He deployed to Iraq June 2008.

Private Setzler’s decorations and awards include the Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

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Cpl. Scott Vickrey

A Fort Hood Soldier was found dead in his barracks room Sunday evening.

Cpl. Scott Vickrey, 23, a Fayetteville, Ark., native, was discovered unconscious by his squad leader at Vickery’s quarters in Rough Rider Village.

Vickrey’s awards include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, and Global War on Terrorism Medal.

The squad leader alerted medical services, and the Soldier was declared dead at the scene.
The cause of death has not been determined yet.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Fort Hood’s 17th Street Chapel.

Vickrey joined the Army in 2003. Vickery earned two Army Commendation medals during his tour in Iraq in Diyala Province, Iraq, from February 16, 2004 through February 15, 2005. The combat engineer distinguished himself while serving with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He earned his first Army Commendation Medal for repelling a suicide attacker.

“PFC Vickrey’s quick and decisive actions saved the lives of numerous U.S. Military and Iraqi National Guard Soldiers,” according to the award citation.

Vickrey’s second ARCOM recognized him for thwarting an IED attack, and for “directly contributing to a 40 percent drop in IED emplacement by putting himself in harms way by identifying IED by visual means when no other means were available,” according to the second ARCOM.

During his tour, Vickrey participated in more than 200 combat patrols, 150 IED sweeps, two cordon and knocks, one raid and numerous escort missions. In addition he also served more than 500 hours of incident freed guard duty at the Diyala Media Center.

Vickrey’s awards include: the National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism Medal.

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Joe Bailey Sanders

Joe Bailey Sanders, 75, of Temple, and formerly of Salado, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, in a local nursing center.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple with Rev. Sam Callaway officiating. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Chriesman Cemetery, near Caldwell.
Mr. Sanders was born to Bryan and Bessie Richardson Sanders in Chriesman on Oct. 31, 1932. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He had been a resident of Bell County since 1962. Prior to his retirement in 1994, he was employed for 30 years with Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Sanders was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of Salado Lodge #296 AF&AM.
Survivors include one son, Gary Joe Sanders of Kingwood; three daughters, Kathy Sanders Smith of Beaumont, Karen Hollick of Kingwood and Dalia Sanders of Spring; one sister, Doris Osgood of Austin; and three grandchildren.
Visitation was held Wednesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home.

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Mary Whitaker Hill
Mary Whitaker Hill, a long-time resident and active member of the Salado community, died October 14, 2008 in Temple at the age of 97. 
She was a native of Cleveland, Ohio. In the late 1940’s Mary lived for seven years in Denver, Colorado. In 1948 she moved to Houston where she was employed by Sweeney Estates as secretary and office manager. 
Upon retiring in 1981, she and her late husband, John Hill, moved to Salado. 
During the 27 years Mary lived in Salado, she was a member of the Institute for the Humanities and served two terms on their board. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary, the Salado Historical Society, the Salado Lions Club, the Living Room Theater of Salado and the Salado Public Library. 
While living in Houston, she sang in the Houston Symphony Chorale, and later she sang in the Salado Chorale.
Mary survived seven brothers and one sister. She had 14 nieces and nephews.
Her body was donated to science.
Memorials may be made to Unity Church of Temple or the Institute for the Humanities at Salado.
A memorial will be held in Salado at a later date. All of her many friends in Salado will be welcomed and encouraged to celebrate her life and memory at that time.

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Larry Lilly 
Services for Larry Lilly, 62, of Georgetown and formerly of Salado, will be Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Salado United Methodist Church with Rev. Travis Franklin officiating.
Lilly died Oct. 20, 2008 at his home after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born March 10, 1946, in Knox City, TX. to John E. (Buster) Lilly and Margaret Louise Redwine.
He attended Throckmorton High School in 1964 and Texas Christian University in 1969 where he received his B.S. degree. 
In 1982 he married Linda Lee Porterfield.
Lilly was a prominent custom home/commercial builder in Central Texas. He was President of Larry Lilly Builders, Inc. for over 20 years. He was named Builder of the Year in Bell County, served as President of the Temple Belton Homebuilders Association and was instrumental in structuring building codes for Salado.
He served on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House in Temple.
He had an active sports career starting with high school. He was named All State in Football and All Regional in Track. At TCU, Larry lettered in football from his position as defensive guard. He became a state amateur golfer winning numerous championships and tournaments. He was twice named president of the Mill Creek Golf Association in Salado and president- elect of Cimarron Hills Golf and Country Club Golf Association in Georgetown. He was also an active member of the Temple Elks Club.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Lee (Porterfield) Lilly of Georgetown; his mother Margaret Lilly of Georgetown; three daughters: Lisa Dawn Lux of Eldorado, Jennifer Lynn Lilly of Eldorado, and Emily Nicole Lilly of Dallas; brother, Bob Lilly of Georgetown, and sister, Ann Lilly of McKinney, and his three loving grandchildren: Karmi, Kyler and Kasey; all of Eldorado.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Larry Lilly Memorial Fund, c/o First State Bank, Main and Thomas Arnold Rd, Salado, TX. 76571 or the Salado United Methodist Church, 650 Royal St., Salado.
Broecker Funeral Home of Salado is in charge of arrangements.

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Cpl. Reuben Marcus Fernandez III
Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Oct. 16 in Karangol Village, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from indirect fire.
Sgt. John M. Penich, 25, of Beach Park, Ill., an Infantryman, entered the military in March 2006. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division since February 2007.
Penich deployed to Afghanistan July 2008.
Sergeant Penich’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

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Spc. Geoffrey Golden Johnson 
Fort Hood officials announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Geoffrey Golden Johnson, 28, of Lubbock, Texas, died on Oct. 12 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad, Iraq.
Johnson entered the Army in August 2006 as a Terrain Data Specialist. He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, since May 2007.
Specialist Johnson deployed to Iraq in November 2007.
Johnson’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

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Sgt. Preston Ray Medley 
Fort Hood announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 
Sgt. Preston Ray Medley, 23, of Baker, Florida, joined the military in October 2005 as an Infantryman and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division since June 2007.
The soldier died October 14, in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Two other soldiers in the vehicle also were killed.
The Soldier deployed to Afghanistan July 2008.
Sgt. Medley’s military awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

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Spc. Stephen Robert Fortunato
Spc. Stephen Robert Fortunato, 25, of Danvers, Massachusetts joined the military in August 2005 as an Infantryman and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division since June 2007.
The soldier died October 14, in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Two other soldiers in the vehicle also were killed.
The Soldier deployed to Afghanistan July 2008.
Spc. Fortunato’s military awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal.

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Spc. Cory Joseph Bertrand 
Fort Hood announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 
Spc. Cory Joseph Bertrand, 18, of Center, Texas, joined the military in January 2007 as an Infantryman and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division since June 2007.
The soldier died October 14, in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Two other soldiers in the vehicle also were killed.
The Soldier deployed to Afghanistan July 2008.
Spc. Bertrand’s military awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

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Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Antonio Wilson

Fort Hood announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Antonio Wilson, 36, of Bonham, Texas, died Nov. 21 in Abu Sayf, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a rescue attempt of another Soldier while their unit was conducting a dismounted reconnaissance mission.

Wilson joined the military in January 1997 as an indirect fire infantryman and was assigned to, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment since September 2006.

He deployed November 2007.

Sergeant First Class Wilson’s decorations and awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Overseas Service Ribbon.

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Dr. William McLellan Ashe
Dr. William McLellan Ashe, 94, of Salado died Nov. 25, 2008 at his home. He was born November 7, 1914, in Sharon, Pennsylvania to Carl Frederick Ashe and Katie McLellan.
Dr. Ashe graduated the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine in 1942 and just prior to graduating married his wife of 66 years Patricia Hope Hagaman. Dr. Ashe completed his internship at Passavant Memorial Hospital in Chicago and his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He specialized in Thoracic Surgery and performed the first open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Dallas, Texas.
Dr. William Ashe was a Navy Veteran of World War II, serving as a physician on the Battleship USS Wisconsin and a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served as a surgeon. He remained in the Naval Reserves, serving his last duty at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Upon moving to Salado, Dr. Ashe worked at the VA in Temple, Texas. He was 1976 President of the Salado Chamber of Commerce which carried Mayoral duties before incorporation and the first President of the Salado Historical Society.
Preceded in death by his parents and daughter Sibby Slaton, Dr. Ashe’s survivors include: his wife Patricia of Salado; son Bill Ashe of Dallas, Texas; daughters Sue Wetsel of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and Kay Wood of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother John Ashe of Chicago, Ill.; sister Ruth Saparito of Florida; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Donations may be made to: American Heart Association P.O. Box 841125 Dallas, Texas 75281-1125.
Broecker Funeral Home of Salado is in charge of arrangements.

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Hollis Vasser
Hollis Vasser, 83, of Waco, passed away Nov. 25, 2008.
Services were held Nov. 29 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church with Pastor Cary Killough officiating.
Burial followed at Chilton Cemetery in Chilton. Hollis was born Nov. 30, 1924, to Charles Gibson and Julia Pearl Tull Vasser in Chilton.
He graduated from Chilton High School and entered the U.S. Army Air Force on May 13, 1943. He was a World War II veteran.
He married Eunice Anna Busse on Nov. 22, 1947, in Malone, Texas.
Upon his honorable discharge, he started a 37 year career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
After retirement, he worked for Word, Inc. in Waco and repaired tape players through the Telephone Pioneers.
Hollis was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; two brothers; and one granddaughter.
Hollis is survived by his wife of 61 years; four children, Judy Stafford and husband Larry of Lorena, Bonnie Smith and husband Bill of Salado, Karey Patterson and husband Allen, of Woodway, and Leisa Gant and husband Michael of West; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Chilton Cemetery Association, 240 Hwy. 7, Chilton, TX 76632, or Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Bible Fund, 1207 N. Old Robinson Road, Waco, TX 76706.

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Leonard R. Gerstenberg
Graveside services for Leonard R. Gerstenberg, 99 of Belton were held Nov. 28. Joe Baisden, Pad Chaney, and Paul Gerstenberg officiated.
Gerstenberg died Nov. 24, in a Temple hospital. He was born in Weimar, Colorado County, Texas March 7, 1909 to William August and Helena Gerstenberg.. Leonard, at age 5, the youngest of seven children settled the land here on the Lampasas River in 1914. He married Ethel Huey, Nov. 22, 1931 who preceded him in death in 1985. He farmed all his life and was a pecan grower and expert in pecan grafting.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, the former Louise Walker Reid; a son Kenneth Charles Gerstenberg and wife, Vera of Belton; five grandchildren Dennis C. Gerstenberg; David L. Gerstenberg, both of Montgomery, Tx; Mark Gerstenberg of Colorado Springs, CO.; Helena Gerstenberg Clark, of Highlands Ranch, CO and K. Paul Gerstenberg of Port Authur, Tx. 20 great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Nov. 25 at Heartfield’s Funeral Home in Belton.
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Col. (USAF-R) Gerald Byron Bunker

Col. (USAF-R) Gerald Byron Bunker, 80, died November 21, 2008 at Alz-Care in Temple. Services were held Nov. 25 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Temple. Burial followed in Salado Cemetery.
Pastor Wilbern Michalk officiated the services.
Bunker was born November 11, 1928 at University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Maxwell Byron Bunker and Velma Ardella Van Loh Bunker.
He graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City in 1946 and then attended Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater for two years on a Chemical Engineering scholarship.
When his father retired and moved the family back to his hometown of Salado, Bunker transferred to the University of Texas and joined the Air Force ROTC program. He graduated from UT as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1951 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
He married Betty Henshaw Duckworth in Belton on January 28, 1951.
He accepted a Regular Air Force commission in March 1951 and was posted to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi Mississippi.
Among the many assignments for Col. Bunker during his 29 year Air Force career were these: 106th A&E Maintenance Squadron; K-9 Korea 34th Bomb Squadron and 17th Bomb Wing; Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico as research and development project officer with the Air Force Special Weapons Center, with emphasis on nuclear weapons; RAF Station Bushy Park in England; Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; Deputy Division Chief in Technical Application Center, Alexandria, Virginia; Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. Lesley J. McNair and Washington, D.C.; Defense Intelligence Agency, Rosslyn, Virginia; Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; National Security Agency at Ft. George G. Mead, Maryland; Headquarters, Electronic Command at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas.
He retired as the Deputy Chief of Communications Security at Kelly on June 30, 1980.
His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service with one bronze start, the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the RAF Missile badge (for his work installing the Thor missile throughout the British isles).
Col. Bunker was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Temple, the Lutheran Layman’s League, the Retired Officers’ Association, the Air Force Association, the National Rifle Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife Betty and daughter Kathi and her husband John Nowosacki, of North Reading, Massachusetts, daughter Tina and her husband Casey Winters, of Belton, son Eric and his wife Laurie, of Monroe, Georgia.
He is also survived by his brother Frederick M. Bunker, of Tyler, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Lutheran World Relief, 700 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 or Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Research, 200 First Street, S.W., Rochester, MN 55905.
Heartfield Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Leo T. “Pete” Peterson

Leo T. “Pete” Peterson. formerly of Salado and aged 88, passed away November 12, 2008 in Cibolo, Texas. He was interred at Fort Sam Houston on Nov. 21.
He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on May 14, 1920 to Edward Walter Mayer and Mary Agnes Kehl, both of whom were form Wisconsin. His given name at birth was Leo Thomas Mayer.
His only sister, Carolyn, was born two years later. Shortly after her death, the family was separated due to the presumed death of Edward Walters Mayer.
After Mayer’s death, Leo was raised in an orphanage for a period of time, while his sister lived with another relative.
His mother later married William “Bill” Peterson. She reunited with her two children and she and her new husband raised the children.
Leo called himself Leo T. Peterson, and was known to family and friends as “Pete.” He legally had his name changed from Leo Thomas Mayer to Leo Thomas Peterson in 1977.
He married Lorraine E. Roinestad on June 21, 1941. The couple had five children before their divorce in 1986: Sheryl Russell, of Salado; Thomas “Tom” Peterson, of San Antonio; Virginia Robertson, of Jewett; Deborah Leonard, of Nacogdoches; and Susan Peterson, who died in infancy.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and transferred to the U.S. Air Force in 1944, where he served as a command pilot with 4,000 hours in flight, flying 30 B-17 missions ETO. He was honorably discharged in 1964.
He earned a B.A. in Economics from Notre Dame in 1958. After a 22 year military career, he became a stock broker for almost two decades before retiring in 1982.
He is survived by his children and former wife.
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Spc. Corey Michael Shea

Fort Hood officials have announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldier died Nov. 12 in Mosul, Iraq, when an Iraqi Army soldier wearing a uniform approached two soldiers and opened fire.
Spc. Corey Michael Shea, 21, of Mansfield, Massachusetts, a Cavalry Scout, entered the Army in March 2006. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment since August 2006.
Specialist Shea’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

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Sgt. Jose Regalado

Fort Hood officials have announced the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldier died Nov. 12 in Mosul, Iraq, when an Iraqi Army soldier wearing a uniform approached two soldiers and opened fire.
Sgt. Jose Regalado, 23, of Los Angeles, California, a Cavalry Scout, entered the Army in July 2003. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment since December 2007.
The Soldier deployed to Iraq November 2007.
Sergeant Regalado’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.

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Pfc. Theron Vondameir Hobbs

Fort Hood officials announced Nov. 12 the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pfc. Theron Vondameir Hobbs, 22, of Albany, Ga., died Nov. 6 in a motor vehicle accident in Kirkuk, Iraq.
Hobbs was assigned to 572nd Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, since April 2008, as an M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer.
He deployed to Iraq April 2008.
Pfc. Hobb’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.

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Sgt. Kevin Wayne Thomas

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a soldier after next-of-kin had been notified, who died Monday, November 10, in Temple from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Florence.

Sgt. Kevin Wayne Thomas, 24, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, an Ammunition Specialist, entered the military in May 2003. He was assigned to the 664th Ordnance Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) since February 2006.

Thomas, during the time of the incident, was the driver of a privately owned motorcycle. He was killed as a result of injuries sustained during the accident.

Thomas’ decorations and awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.

The accident is under investigation.

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Julie Kay Coker

Graveside services for Julie Kay Coker, 41 of Belton were held Nov. 8, at Bellwood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Coker died Nov. 4 in an Austin care center.
Julie was born Dec. 10, 1966 in Belton to Hubert L. and Barbara Ann (McDonald) Chaney. She graduated from Belton High School in 1985 and attended Temple College. Julie married Kerry Coker June 9, 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belton.
Julie is survived by her husband, Kerry Coker of Belton; one son, Tyler Coker of Salado; one daughter, Kristen Holmes of Cedar Park; three brothers, Don Chaney of Moody, David Chaney of New Caney, Michael Chaney of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one child.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heartfield Funeral Home.
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James Alexander Pringle III

James Alexander Pringle III, a longtime resident of Salado, died December 26, 2008 at Park Place Manor Nursing Home in Belton.. He was born October 24, 1922. 
Upon retirement from the University Of Texas Drama Department in the late ‘80s Jim discovered Salado and decided to build a house there. 
He became active in the community serving on committees and bringing his expertise to the Art Fair, Highland Games and Central Texas Area Museum and was on the committee that developed the old school into the new Community Center. 
His passion was for the Salado Democrats, where he served for many years. He was well known throughout his adopted town. Jim was a devoted animal lover and over the course of his life rescued and loved many dogs and cats. His two best friends toward the end of his life were his cats Maude and Tom who slept with him every night until he moved earlier this month to the nursing home. He said that he always wanted to be remembered as a friend to animals.
Jim was born in Pittsfield, MA. He served in WWII first in the Veterinary Corps then in the Quartermaster Corp in France. He went to the Parsons School of Design and Fordham University in New York City, was recruited by Margo Jones to help start and run her theatre in Dallas, and was later brought to the University of Texas by Loren Winship in the 1950s.
Mr. Pringle, as he was known to just about everyone, left his greatest legacy in the form of the many students who passed through the Drama Department over the years. He was very proud of their accomplishments. He instilled a sense of responsibility, history and a strong work ethic. He believed in the power of a person’s reputation to carry one through life. He was a very private person who believed in minding his own business. He loved Scotland and took great pride in his Scottish heritage. He always dealt honorably with everyone.
Jim and his wife Rita Cohen Pringle were married in Brooklyn, NY after the war. Rita died in Austin in 1971. They loved each other very much and were well known in Dallas and Austin as a fun loving, entertaining couple. Jim always respected Rita as a fine judge of people. She could be intimidating; he could be almost pixyish. Together they made a fine pair. In his later years Jim became friend and benefactor to several gay men with AIDS who benefited greatly from his love and care.
Jim is survived by his sister Muriel Poulos, nephew James Poulos, dear friend Leslie Rollins and his partner Dave Bradley, and longtime friend Paul Coates. There will be a memorial service in Salado in late spring or summer. If you would like to honor Jim’s memory you may make a donation to any animal related charity of your choice; the Rita C. Pringle Scholarship Fund at the UT Law School; or to your local hospice care agency.
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Pfc. Jordan T. May

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier that passed away at his family’s home Dec. 20 in Cuero, Texas.
Pfc. Jordan T. May, 25, of Cuero, Texas was on pre-deployment leave when a family member found him unconscious, and called for an ambulance. He was transported to a local hospital but could not be revived.
May entered the Army in August 2007 as a Cavalry Scout. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since January 2007. His squadron was scheduled to deploy to Iraq early next year. At the time of his death May had completed a rigorous training regimen in preparation for deployment to include weapons training, vehicle gunnery and training simulating operations in Iraq at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.
His medals and awards include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
He is survived by his mother and father.
The cause of death has not been determined and the incident is under investigation.

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Pvt. Colman J. Meadows III

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Dec. 16 at Forward Operating Base Ramrod, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
Pvt. Colman J. Meadows III, 19, of Senoia, Ga., a Special Electronic Devices Repairer, entered the military in January 2008. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood,Texas since September 2008.
Meadows deployed to Afghanistan June 2008.
Pvt. Meadows awards and decorations include the, National Defense Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon.

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Christi Hanna Spradley

Memorial services for Christi Hanna Spradley were held Dec. 17, 2008, at Christ Episcopal Church with the Very Reverend M.L. Agnew, Jr. officiating. She died December 14, 2008.
Christi was born June 29, 1946 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Roy Smith Hanna and Neta Wagstaff Hanna. She attended Jacksonville Public Schools where she was a cheerleader, homecoming queen, and graduated second in her class. She then attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she met her husband, Randy. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, later earning her Masters of Education.
After Randy’s tour with the U.S. Army in Korea, the couple returned to Nacogdoches and soon Matthew Tucker was born. Christopher David arrived 2 years later. Christi served as the first president of the Nacogdoches Junior Forum, which later became the Junior League of Nacogdoches. The family relocated to the Tyler area in 1977.
In keeping with her love of the English language, Spradley taught English at both All Saints School and Tyler Junior College. She was a past president of the Mildred Floyd Garden Club and the owner of Biscuit Barrel Antiques in Tyler. She loved to read and was an active member of her book group. Sunday mornings were spent solving crossword puzzles, reading the paper, and watching Meet the Press. She enjoyed staying busy, bouncing from her nephews’ tennis matches and Red Hat events in Jacksonville with her mom to playing Mah Jongg and going to antique auctions. She always looked forward to visiting her sons and their families in Salado and Frisco
Even though she spent the last 19 months in a hard-fought battle against glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, Christi insisted on staying active and independent throughout the duration of her illness, continuing her travels and spending many weekends entertaining friends and family on the shore of Salado Creek. She was grateful for the help and support of her exceptional physicians, Drs. Arielle Lee and Paul Detweiler.
Christi will be remembered for her good–natured personality and her devotion to her family and friends. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. Those who knew her will never forget her laughter and her generous hugs. Christi Spradley embraced life with remarkable courage and grace through adversity as well as joy, enjoying the rewards of a loving family and a host of devoted friends whose memory of all of the moments with her will be treasured forever.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tucker Randall Spradley.
Christi is survived by her mother, Neta Hanna, of Jacksonville; her son, Matt and daughter-in-law Kelly and her three beloved grandchildren, Parker Hanna, Tucker Jameson , and Jacquelyn McKinney Spradley of Frisco; her son, Chris and partner Will Lowery of Salado; her brother and sister-in-law, David and Becky Hanna and their sons Justin and Dylan , all of Jacksonville. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Linda Ray and her husband, Rex Ray of Pine Tree, and nieces Robin Carlton and Randee Ray; her sister–in-law, Carrol Spradley ,one nephew, Stephen Spradley, and many special cousins.
Honorary pallbearers are Joe Bill Belue, Jeff Buie, Wade Coody, Jim Denson, Mike Hopson, Cliff Hughes, Leonard Leifer, Chris Lindsey, Frank McClendon, Willie Redford, Preston Smith, Stan Smith, Tom Tyler, Mark Wagstaff, and Andy Wall.
At the family’s request, memorials in honor of Christi Spradley may be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice of East Texas.

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Jewell Elizabeth Lang

Services for Jewell Elizabeth Lang, 95, of Cedar Valley will be 10AM, December 12th at Cedar Valley Baptist Church. with Donnie Jackson and Richard Worden officiating.

Burial will be in Cedar Valley Cemetery.

Jewell Lang died December 7, 2008 at a nursing home in Belton.

She was born June 8, 1913 in Cedar Valley to Joe A. Jackson and Emmer Calder.

She attended the original Cedar Valley Elementary School, across from the current Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

Jewell married Walter H. Lang May, 1939. They were residents of Cedar Valley for 69 years.

One of the original members of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church and its oldest member, she was faithfully to the Friday Night Gospel Singing group.

She is preceded in death by her husband and daughter Alice Rachel Barnes.

Survivors include daughters, Mary Fay Hawthorne, Belton, Betty Ruth Shook, Temple, Ima Jewell McCoy, Belton and Dovey Marie Frtiz, Temple. Sons are Charlie Joe Yarbrough, Belton and Walter George Lang, Harker Heights.

Jewell was blessed with 22 grandchildren, 47 of great grandchildren and 13 of great great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Cedar Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 12237 FM2843, Salado, TX. 76571.

Visitation will be 5-8PM, Thursday, December 11 at Cedar Valley Baptist Church, Salado.

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Ward Carroll

Salado- Funeral services for Ward Carroll, 71 of Salado were held Dec. 15 at Heartfield Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Joe Bentley officiated.
Mr. Carroll passed away thursday in a Temple hospital.
Ward was August 26, 1937 to William and Lillie Belle (Vann) Carroll in Gholson, Texas. He graduated from Salado High School in 1956 and attended a business college. Ward married Velda Buchanan on Christmas Eve in 1957. Mr. Carroll worked as a truck driver for more than 40 years before retiring in 1997. Ward was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved barbecuing and fish frying with friends and family.
Ward is survived by his wife, Velda Carroll of Salado; one son, Kevin Carroll and wife Jenny of Salado; two daughters, Vicki Hejl and hsuband Brad of Heidenheimer, Tammy Brooks and husband Steven of Temple; one brother, Earnest Carroll of Temple, two sisters, Opal Lawson of Coppers Cove, Mary Grimstead of Abiline; three granddaughters, Beverly Hejl of Heidenheimer, Helena Carroll of Salado, and Rebecca Carroll of Salado. 
Heartfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to the Salado Volunteer Fire Department of charity of choice.

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Sam Price Gullatt, Jr.

Sam Price Gullatt Jr., a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed on November 29, 2008 in Dallas. His integrity, moral strength, and love have been an inspiration to his family, his church community, and to students and colleagues.

Sam grew up in Ruston, Louisiana and was born Dec. 20, 1921 the son of Sam P. Gullatt Sr and Ruby V. Hornsby with his three sisters and two brothers: Marjorie Lee Barnes, Virginia Borchelt, Elizabeth Sehon, John H. Gullatt and Benjamin F. Gullatt. During World War II he met Dorothy (Dottie) Chrystine Minnick, whom he married in 1948. Dottie passed on in 1978 and they are survived by Patricia G. Johnsrud and her husband Richard (Kirkland, Washington), Dowe D. Gullatt and his wife Pat, Mary Lou Kingsbery and her husband Guy, and William P. Gullatt (all of Austin, Texas). They are also survived by his five grandchildren: Tanner M. Johnsrud (Boston, Massachusetts), Chelsea Brïe Palmer (Oxnard, California), Ryan D. Kingsbery (Anchorage, Alaska), Mattie C. Gullatt (Austin), Austin G. Kingsbery (Austin). Sam married Charline Edwards of Ruston, Louisiana in 1983 and they resided in Bryan/College Station and Lufkin. Upon Charline’s passing in 2002 Sam moved to Salado. He married Olive Lambert of Austin and Dallas in April 2003 and he and Olive have lovingly shared these last five years together.

Sam graduated from Louisiana Tech cum laude with a degree in electrical engineering in 1942. He subsequently became a commissioned officer in the Navy without having attended the Naval Academy. As Commander Gullatt, he served with valor and distinction as Executive Officer and Engineering Officer (second and third in command) aboard the submarines U.S.S. Haddock and U.S.S. Mapiro in the Pacific during World War II. He served as Staff Commander Submarine Force Pacific Fleet. Sam received a Bronze Star for his service during his six war patrols. His citation noted his “excellent judgment, resourcefulness, and coolness.” He was an expert in sonar and missile defense, whose work on the subjects stood for decades.

During the war years, he became a Christian Scientist, and served for many years in the Christian Science church as a reader, a Sunday school teacher, and church board member. Following the War, Sam obtained graduate degrees from Georgia Tech and had a successful career in electrical engineering with General Electric, Tracor, and Rehler Reitzer and Johnson, and he consulted for a number of other firms. His work, which was often classified, took him everywhere from Santa Barbara to Saudi Arabia and Ithaca, NY to Austin. He was professor of electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M; he was Teacher of the Year numerous times at both institutions. Sam insisted his students understand and practically apply the subject matter, not just answer test questions. He retired from Texas A&M in 1992. Sam was also an avid golfer and gardener. He was president of the Louisiana Camellia Society, and developed unique strands of camellias.

He is remembered by many friends and family including his wife, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews, for his moral character, adherence to principle, humility, love, and joy. All were touched by his generosity, graciousness, and genuineness.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Louisiana Tech or the school of your choice in Sam’s name. The greatest honor one can pay Sam is to be kind to, love, and help one another. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:30, Saturday December 20th in the Garden Center Building at Zilker Botanical Gardens, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas.

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Linda Billingsley McCaleb

Belton- Funeral services for Linda Billingsley McCaleb, 64, of Temple will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 at Calvary Baptist Church in Temple. Rev. Rick Reed, Rev. Ray Smith, and Rev. Tom Cordova will be officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mrs. McCaleb died Friday, Dec. 12 in a Temple hospital.
Linda was born Aug. 8, 1944 in Temple to Earnest Abram and Lucy Bell Mayes Billingsley. Linda married Frank Lynn McCaleb, Sr. Dec. 1983. Mrs. McCaleb worked security for many years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Temple.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Earnest Billingsley; one sister, Edna Mae Billingsley.
Linda is survived by her husband; three sons, Jack Burgess of Temple, Travis Burgess of Temple, Frank McCaleb, Jr. of Houston; two daughters, Linda Burgess-Zeigler of Temple, Frances Bowman of Wichita Falls; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton.

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Jim Reed

Visitation and services for Jim Reed, 58, of Salado will be 10:30 AM Saturday December 13 at Broecker Funeral Home.

Jim Reed died December 10, 2008 at a local hospital.

He was born August 7, 1950 in Galveston, Tx. to Dr. James Elmer Reed, Jr. and Martha Pearl Sparks. He graduated from Madisonville High School in 1968 and was president of the student body. He graduated from the police academy in 1970.

Nov. 19, 1993 Jim married Janie Flanagin in Houston and eventually settled in Salado.

Jim was an insurance adjuster for Pilot Catastrophic, Inc., the largest company of its type in the United States. Jim worked the major hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other disasters around the country.

Prior to insurance adjusting, Jim owned a Fire and Water Restoration Repair business in Houston and was a member of the Bellaire Police and Harris Co. Constables Office for over 20 years.

Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church of Salado and the Rotary Club of Salado.

Jim is preceded in death by his mother and father.

Survivors include his wife and daughter, Kaitlyn Jane Reed of Salado; 2 sons: James Elmer Reed IV and Michael Patrick Reed, both of San Antonio; brothers: Lynn Reed of Madisonville, Tx. and Randy Reed of Sacue, Tx.; sister in laws: Michael Ann Spoor of Belton, Judy Ranley of Allen, Bette Patrica Nilson of, El Campo and brother in law John Thomas Flanagin of Friendswood, Tx.


Broecker Funeral Home of Salado is in charge of arrangements.

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Sfc. Pablo Colon-Vega

FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Dec. 7 from causes unknown at this time.

Sfc. Pablo Colon-Vega, 36, of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico was pronounced dead in Forth Worth after the Fort Worth Police Department was dispatched to his house.

Colon-Vega entered the military September 1992 and was assigned to the 120th Infantry Brigade, First Army West as a Healthcare Specialist since May 2007.

Sergeant First Class Colon-Vega’s decorations and awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.

The incident is under investigation.

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Capt. Robert Jose Yllescas

Fort Hood officials announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Capt. Robert Jose Yllescas, 31, of Lincoln, Neb., died Dec. 1 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered Oct. 28 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan.

Yllescas entered the military in May 2001 as an Armor Officer. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division since August 2007.

He deployed to Afghanistan May 2008.

Captain Yllescas’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.

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2006 Obituaries

2006 Salado Village Voice online obituaries

 

December 2006 obituaries in Salado Village Voice

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December 2006 Obituaries

H.A. Bud Schenkel

Gale Gregory

Kay Baden

H.A. Bud Schenkel

H.A. Bud Schenkel, of Salado, died Dec. 31, 2007 in a local nursing home.
A resident of Salado since 1977, Schenkel was born in 1930 in Dallas.
He attended Highland Park High School, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.
He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1958, and was employed by Texas Instruments until 1985, when he retired to enter private business.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Phillips Schenkel; three children, Catherine Sheffer and husband Ron, of Salado, Karen Kacir and husband Karl, of Rogers, Robert Schenkel, of Flagstaff, AZ; eight grandchildren, Ryan and Amy Scheffer, Rachel, Rebecca, Joshua and Erin Pursche, and Julia and Stuart Schenkel.
He was laid to rest Jan. 3 in Dallas with a private family graveside service.

Gale Gregory

Funeral services for Gale Gregory, 88, of Salado were held Dec. 19 at the Salado United Methodist Church with Rev. Grady Brittain officiating. Burial followed at the Salado Cemetery.
Gregory died Dec. 15, 2006 in an Austin hospital.
He was born September 2, 1918 in Springfield, MO, the son of Edward and Arzelia Gregory. He worked for the Veteran’s Hospital in Temple. He was a member of the Salado Methodist Church.
He was also an avid golfer.
Gregory was preceded in death by his wife, on Oct. 22, 1991.
He is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Greer of Pasadena, Texas; grandchildren, Jeanene Kendrick and Bruce Kendrick; and a great-grandchild, Zoe Kendrick.
Dossman Funeral Home of Belton was in charge of arrangements.

Kay Baden

Kathryn (Kay) Beery Baden passed away Dec. 12, 2006 in Temple at age 86.
She was born in Washington, IA, to Marvin and Margaret Thompson Beery on Sept. 29, 1920.
She attended Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, IA. There she was active in Alpha Xi Delta sorority, ultimately being named to their Order of the Pearl, and as Coe’s Beauty Queen by Big Band Leader Horace Heidt. While attending Coe she met Wayne Baden, whom she married on Sept. 13, 1940. They had been married 66 years at the time of her death.
The Badens relocated a number of times early in their marriage due to Wayne’s medical residencies and Army service. They lived in Iowa City, IA, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Raymondville, before settling in the Bell County area in 1959.
Kay was a founding member of the Mill Creek Choral Group, as well as a member of numerous other musical groups. She and Mrs. Howard K. LeBus co-founded the Scott & White Hospital Yellow Bird Service.
In addition to music she served as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Belton before moving to Temple where she and her husband joined Grace Presbyterian Church in 2004. She was active in her PEO chapter in Temple and at the PEO Cotty Women’s College in Nevada, MO. She was active in the Cub Scouts and Brownies.
She is survived by her husband; three children, Karen Baden Parker, of McKinney, and husband Tom, Leland Baden, of Temple, and Gary Baden, of Frisco, and wife Sarah; three grandchildren, Kurt Liles, of Frisco, Keven Lewis of North Little Rock, AR, and Lara Baden, of Frisco; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes may gift their favorite church, charity, or the Music Fund at the Belton Presbyterian Church.
Temple Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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November 2006 Obituaries

Freddie Flowers

C.E. Cameron

Durwood Ray

Judith Ann Pastie

Freddie Flowers

Services for Freddie Lee Flowers, 72, of Salado, were held Nov. 27 in the Heartfield Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Skip Blancett officiating. Burial followed in the Salado Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 1, 1934, in Kansas City, KS, to Murney Flowers and Zeta Clark Flowers. He married Gloria Menges on July 28, 1956 in Miami, OK. Flowers served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He also owned Vianco, Inc. for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Flowers, of Salado; two sons, Philip Flowers, of Magnolia, Mark Flowers, of Gautier, MS; two daughters, Vicki Jones, of Montgomery, Theresa Smith, of Magnolia; two sisters, Kate McCarty of Edwardsville, KS, Dorothy Johnson, of Missouri; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bob Flowers, in 2006.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Men’s Prayer Group at First Baptist Church in Salado.
Heartfield Funeral in Belton handled arrangements.

C.E. Cameron
C. E. Cameron, 85, of Temple died Nov. 16 in a Temple hospital.
Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at the Scanio-Harper Funeral Home with Monsignor Edward Matocha and Deacon John Petter officiating. Burial followed at St. Monica’s Cemetery in Cameron, Texas.
Clarence E. Cameron was born March 12, 1921 in Oakalla, Texas to David and Lura Cantwell Cameron. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army.
He married Verda Lee Stecher February 3, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Temple. Cameron worked for the Temple Veterans Administration Hospital for 35 years, retiring in 1975. He then worked for the Mill Creek Pro Shop in Salado for 25 years.
He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3444 and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Verda Lee Cameron, of Temple; two sons, Mike Cameron and wife Ruby, of Salado and Paul Cameron and wife Kathy, of Temple; two grandchildren, Blake Cameron and Paige Cameron.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1018 S. 7th Street, Temple, Texas 76504.
Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple in charge of arrangements.

Durwood Ray
Services for Durwood “Mitz” Ray, 81, of Belton, were held Nov. 25 in the Heartfield Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery, south of Belton.
Ray died Nov. 22 at his residence.
He was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Youngsport, to Joel A. Ray and Ruby Dockray. He married Nan Pamplin on Aug. 25, 1949 in Killeen. Ray was a rancher in Belton for many years. He was also a member of the Cowboy Turtle Association, the Rodeo Cowboy Association; a Gold Card life member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. He was inducted into the Bell County Cowboys and Cowgirls Ring of Honor and will be inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in April 2007.
Survivors include his wife, Nan Ray, of Belton; two sons, Mitts Ray, of Round Rock, Robert Ray, of Salado; two daughters, Ruby Cameron, of Salado, Nancy Hale, of Lufkin; three brothers, Jack Ray, of Killeen, D.L. Ray, of Troy, Chine Ray, of Salado; one sister, Billie Jane Sprott, of Azle; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, LaJuan Ray; one brother, Jim Ray.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, c/o Jana Richie at P.O. Box 9373, Huntsville, TX 77340.
Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton was in charge of arrangements.

Judith Ann Pastie
Judith Ann Pastie, of Salado, passed away on Nov. 23. She was born on April 8, 1940 to Harry and Rose Marriott, of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Her life and personality were marked by her love and devotion to her family, her compassion for others and her love of flower. She was loved and respected by friends and family and will be missed.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years Raymond Pastie, of Salado and three daughters, Melody Colasuonno and husband Bob, of Olathe, KS; Cherie Locke and husband Jeff, of Overland Park, KS; Pam Halbrooks and husband Michael of Mc-Kinney.
She is also survived by her sister Kathy Rowe and husband Ron, of Littleton, Colorado, four grandchildren, Lucas, Chelsea, Madelin and Trevor, nieces and nephews and many loving friends.
Private services will be in Colorado Springs, CO.

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October 2006 Obituaries

William "Bill" Hamilton Sparks

William "Bill" Hamilton Sparks

Services for William “Bill” Hamilton Sparks, 83, of Salado, will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 in Salado Cemetery.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Salado United Methodist Church.
Sparks died Oct. 10.
He was born in Woodford County, Ill. to Walter and Lillah Sparks. He married Sammie Bryan on April 14, 1945. He worked for the civil service at Fort Hood and was a member of Salado United Methodist Church.
His wife preceded him in death.
Sparks is survived by two daughters, Sandra Grossman, of The Woodlands, and Cindy Wiewel, of Austin; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 13 at Dossman Funeral Home.

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September 2006 Obituaries

Katie Bee Hess Raab

Ruthene Warrick

Bessie M. Owens

Katie Bee Hess Raabe

Services for Katie Bee Hess Raabe, 86, of Salado were held Sept. 8 at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton with Rev. Billy Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Salado Cemetery.
She was born on July 22, 1920, in Salado, to Edd Lee Walker and Louise White Walker. She married her first husband, Harry Hess, on June 18, 1937, in Bell County. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1979. She then married Arnold Raabe on Sept. 6, 1996, in the Armstrong Community. She was also a homemaker and a member of Miller Heights Baptist Church in Belton. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Frances Luthur.
Survivors include her husband, Arnold Raabe, of Moody; two daughters, Harriett Juergens, of Belton, Kathy Newsome, of Waco; one step-son, James Raabe, of Moody; one step-daughter, Anne Speck, of Moody; six brothers, Roy Walker, of Colorado, Ed “Buster” Walker, of Altair, Tommy Walker, of Gonzalez, Robert Walker, of Salado, Jesse Walker, of Belton, Claude Hess, of Academy; four sisters, Clara Blair, of Temple, Faye Copeland, of Belton, Cewillia Wolf, of Belton, Dorothy Smith, of Salado; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton handled arrangements.

Ruthene Warrick

Funeral services for Ruthene Warrick, 73, of Salado, were held at Doamman Funeral Home Sept. 4 with Rev. Grady Brittain officiated. Warrick was buried at Salado Cemetery.
Warrick died Aug. 31, 2006 in a Temple nursing center.
She was born August 7, 1933 in Salado, the daughter of Oscar J. and Annie Arnold. She married James W. Warrick on Jan. 4, 1952 in Belton. They made their home in Salado. Warrick worked for 52 years as a waitress and hostess for the Stagecoach Inn in Salado. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Warrick was preceded in death by her husband James W. Warrick in June 1990.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Melba and Joe Tischler, of Salado, her brother Oscar J. Arnold, Jr., of Holland and her sister, Doris Hazelwood, of Temple. She is also survived by two grandsons, Gregory and Tyler Tischler.

Bessie M. Owens

Funeral services for Bessie M. Owens, 91, of Belton, were held Sept. 2 at the First Baptist Church of Belton with Rev. Andy Davis officiating. Burial followed at the Moffatt Cemetery.
Owens died Aug. 30 in a Temple hospital.
She was born in Pendleton, May 28, 1915, the daughter of James L. and Mary Safley. She married Oran H. Owens March 12, 1937 in Moffatt. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at Belton’s Southwest School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Belton, where she was a past member of the Prayer Ministry of the Church. Owens was a volunteer for the Scott & White Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran H. Owens, on April 29, 1970; one grandson, Wade Owens, in 1990; three brothers and six sisters.
Survivors include her three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Susan Owens, of Granbury, Kenneth and Patty Owens, of Belton, and Don and Judy Owens, of Belton; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church Belton, 506 North Main Street, 76513.

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en 95 years old on Dec. 28 of this year. Services will be conducted by Aubrey Jones and Steven Ash at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Church of Christ in Salado. Burial will be at Cedar Knob Cemetery immediately following the service. Heartfield funeral home is handling the arrangements.
Pallbearers are Brent Cabaniss, Benny Clement, Cecil Cosper, Jimmy Kitchen, Dr. Mark Morgan and Jonny Kendall. Honorary Pallbearer is Jay Titlow.
Susie was born on Dec. 28, 1918 to Edgar and Nannie Poteet Griffith. She attended Thomas Arnold Grammer School on Old College Hill and later Salado High School before graduating from Belton High in 1931. She was raised on the family farm near Salado where she helped with all the farm work using horses and mules for power, and milking two - four cows morning and night. Susie rode the reaper during grain harvest, shocked oats and wheat in the field and operated a bundle wagon during the thrashing season. She also chopped and picked cotton and gathered corn. She plowed and planted, hauled rocks and mended harnesses. Susie died on the land she loved and where she was born.
She married Earl Claude Cabaniss in Jan. 1934 While her children were young, she continued to help her dad on the farm while building a reputation as a paper hanger. She continued this occupation for over 20 years before working at Griggs Equipment Co. the last 10 years before retirement age. For several years after retirement, Susie played the piano and sang songs, along with several members of the Church, for the residents of nursing homes in the Belton area. She spent her life in joy and good work.
Susie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Earl in 1988; a still born daughter, Tina, in 1954; her younger sister, Doris Oswald and three older brothers Paul, Dennis and Louis Griffith. She is survived by one brother, Bill Griffith and his wife Marion of Dallas; three sons, Tempe Cabaniss and wife Lois, Dennis Cabaniss and wife Lyndal, all of Salado and Boyce Cabaniss of Austin; two daughters Leah Buzzard and Claudia Cabaniss of Salado. She is also survived by four granddaughters; Kari Stogner of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Lisa Clement and husband Benny of Salado, Megan Johnson of Los Angeles, California and Angie Cabaniss of Round Rock; one grandson Bret Cabaniss and wife Jackie of Hutto; and three great grandsons Dale and Sean Clement of Salado and Matthew Cabaniss of Hutto. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Thelma Griffith of Salado and numerous nieces and nephews.
Susie was a long time member of the 15th and Ave. I Church of Christ in Temple.
Susie requested that instead of flowers, please make donations to the Salado Volunteer Fire Department and Martha’s Kitchen in Temple.

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Dr. Charles Wesley Barrier, Jr.

A memorial service for Dr. Charles Wesley Barrier, Jr., 83, of Salado were held 2p.m. October 16 at the Salado United Methodist Church.

Dr. Barrier died Friday, October 12, at his home.

He was born in Rochester, MN on December 10, 1923.to Charles Wesley and Leanora Barrier. He grew up in Ft. Worth where he attended Arlington Heights High School. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1942. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he was active in the Medical Corp of the Navy and then pursued an education in medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston. He was an intern at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago and a neurological resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Barrier returned to Texas in 1961 to become one of the first neurologists in the State. He enjoyed teaching as much as practicing medicine at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Baylor Hospital in Dallas and Harris Memorial in Fort Worth.

After retiring from medicine, he pursued a variety of activities in Central Texas. This included serving as a Medical Director at the VA Hospital in Waco, a Director for the Humanities Institute in Salado, a mentor at the Women’s Prison in Gatesville, a State appointed advocate for Child Services (CASA of Bell County), and a Board Member of the Cen-Tex Rehabilitation Center in Temple. In retirement, he enjoyed acting, golf, travel, and intellectual pursuits.

Dr. Barrier is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanne Pate Barrier; son Hunter Barrier and wife Pam; daughter Jeanne Little and husband Lew; daughter Sally Barrier; and daughter Ann Carter and husband Scott; his eight grandchildren, Bennett and Brett Barrier, Wesley, Anne and Elizabeth Little, Sarah Miller, Allison and John Carter. He is also survived by his sister Ann Barrier Hendrix and nieces, Ann Penn, Gretchen Patton, Gail Dyess, Brett Meekins and Alason Connell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salado United Methodist Church or Lighthouse Hospice in Georgetown.

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M.L. Ragsdale

Services for M. L. “Whimp” Ragsdale, 83, of Salado were held Tuesday, October 16, 2007 in the Heartfield Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Joe Bentley and Rev. Bobby Ellis officiated and burial was held in the Salado Cemetery.
M.L. Ragsdale died Sunday, October 14, 2007 at his residence.
He was born on December 15, 1923 in Bell County to Hoyt and Era Jackson Ragsdale. A graduate from Belton High School,
Ragsdale served in the United States Air Force. Whimp married the love of his life, Marilyn Lancaster on February 11, 1976 in Belton. He was a truck driver all of his professional life, retiring from Wilson Art after 23 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roy Lee Ragsdale.
Survivors include his wife, Marily Ragsdale of Salado, two sons, Donald Ragsdale and James Ragsdale both of Gatesville, and one granddaughter.
Heartfield Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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William Clyde Crews

William Clyde Crews, of Sherman and formerly of Salado, passed away Oct. 12.
He was born November 20, 1929 in Jarrell to William Cleveland and Ella V. Haynes Crews. He grew up farming and working the field in Salado. He was a 1947 graduate of Salado High School. He served in the Army, 40th Division in Korea, 1951-52.
Crews worked for Republic National Bank in Dallas for 35 years. After retiring in 1988, he and wife Nelda enjoyed their country home in “Able Springs” outside of Terrell. They enjoyed 15 years of gardening, raising cows, and driving their John Deere tractor.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nelda Bridges Dennis Crews; daughters Elizabeth Crews Miller of Frisco and Gayle Crews Zischkale of Sherman; son Weldon Crews of Mesquite; grandson Aaron Max Zischkale of Sherman; granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Miller of Frisco; sister Selma Crews Watson of Pineville, LA; brothers David Crews of Dallas and James Crews of Bartlett.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 2627 Loy Lake Road, Sherman, Texas 75090.

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September 2007 Obituaries

Paulette Patrick


Paulette K. Patrick, 65, of Salado, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2007.
Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Texas on Sept. 17, 2007 at A memorial service was held on September 18, in Salado at the Salado United Methodist Church.
Paulette was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 1, 1942, to Paul and Vivian Ledyard. After attending college in Denton, Texas, she relocated to Houston where she worked at NASA for several years. She moved back to Ft. Worth, working for Color Tile as an Executive Secretary; in April 1980, she married Charles Patrick, where they resided in Ft. Worth for the next 11 years.
For the last 15 years she lived in Salado. She was an active volunteer at the Salado Public Library, the Ronald McDonald House, the Children’s Life Center at Scott & White Hospital, in Temple, Texas, and the Salado Humane Society.
She was proceeded in death by her husband and her parents. She is survived by two step-daughters, Barbara Wilkins and Linda Patrick, one step-son, Charles Patrick, III., and friend Bettye Patrick, all of Denver, Co., one brother, Gerald H. Ledyard and his wife Gayle, of Salado, four nephews, Kirk, Mark, Jeff and Jason Ledyard, all in Texas, one step-grandson, Weston Wilkins of Denver, Co., and 7 great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 254-770-0910, Vista Care 254-742-2000 in Temple, Salado Humane Society at 254-947-0051.

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August 2007 obituaries

Peggy Barton Means

Peggy Barton Means, 71, of Salado passed away Friday August 31, 2007 at home surrounded by her family.
Services were held September 4, at Belton Church of Christ. Joe Baisden officiated. Burial followed at the North Belton Cemetery.
Peggy Barton Means was born in Iowa Park, Texas, on October 12, 1935, to Thomerson Pemsbrooke and Frances Cooksey Barton. She graduated from Belton High School in 1954 and on June 4, 1955 she married Victor R. Means, Jr. She and her husband spent 52 wonderful years together. Peggy was a faithful member of Belton Church of Christ.
Other than being a homemaker, Peggy was an owner of Salado Gallery in Salado for 20 years. She was a gifted artist and decorator and selected all the beautiful merchandise for sale at Salado Gallery.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Wanda Matlock. She is survived by her husband Vic (Buddy) Means of Salado; son and daughter-in-law Victor R. Means III and Sheila of Snyder; two daughters and sons-in-law Mary and Dr. Charles B. Owen II of Austin and Rebekah and Dave Jarratt of Belton. She is also survived by sisters Mary Durant of Granbury and Patsy Carr of Witchita Falls and nine grandchildren. Nickolas and wife Allison Means of Lubbock, Chad Owen of New Orleans, LA, Elissa Owen of Mailbu, CA, Brandon Jarratt of College Station, Anna Owen of Austin and Emily Jarrat of Belton.
Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital of Houston, Belton Church of Christ or Bell County Museum.

Wynell Gillen Patterson

Wynell Gillen Patterson was born on April 15, 1930, in Blooming Grove, Texas, to Drew and Bertha Gillen. After graduating from Blooming Grove High School in 1947, she entered Baylor University where in 3 years she earned her BA degree in Elementary Education. At Baylor University, she began many friendships that remained strong and vibrant through the rest of her life. Ruth, Janine, Joyce, Eloise and later, Anna, were just a few of the Baylor friends that added so much to her life – they were treasured blessings.
Wynell married her sweetheart, Jim Williams Patterson, on August 4, 1950. They lived in Hubbard; Durant, Oklahoma; Fort Worth; Oklahoma City; Jackson, Mississippi; San Antonio; Dallas; and Salado. While Jim’s career scanned decades as a Petroleum Landman, Wynell’s calling was to be a teacher in elementary schools, including for many years in Carrollton-Farmers Branch where she shaped countless young lives through the years. Her teaching was not confined to public schools; she also taught young children in numerous churches throughout her lifetime, including Royal Haven Baptist Church in Dallas and later her beloved First Baptist Church of Salado. Wynell volunteered extensively at the Salado Library and encouraged many in the Village with her generous spirit and gracious actions. Her dear friends and church family were always important to her, especially after the passing of Jim in 2001.
Wynell and Jim were recognized as Alumni of the Year in 1996 by the Central Texas Chapter of the Baylor Alumni Association. One of her favorite activities each year was the celebration of the Jim Patterson Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting the Scholarship Fund of the Central Texas Chapter of the Baylor Alumni Association.
Wynell was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Blake, Billy and Charles Drew. Her survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Phyllis Patterson of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Lee Patterson of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shannon Patterson of Carrollton; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Greg Stapp of Frisco; grandchildren, Paul and wife, Dawn, Clint, Angela, Sam, Olivia, McKenzie, Reid, Zach, Mason and Drew; sister, Maxine Brown of Lamkin; sisters-in-law, Earldean Patterson, Doris Gillen, Wanda Gillen, Carolyn Gillen and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
More lasting than her many achievements, Wynell will be remembered as a dedicated Christian, a loving wife, a guiding mother, a nurturing grandmother and a trusted friend. Memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Salado,210 South Main, Salado, TX 76571, and to Baylor University, Cen-Tex Chapter Scholarship Fund, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, TX 76798.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 30, from 6 p.m.–8 p.m., at Dossman Funeral Home, 2525 N. Main, P. O. Box 239, Belton, TX 76513.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 31, at the First Baptist Church of Salado with ministers Brian Dunks, Frank Wallace and Randy Carter Officiating. Graveside Service will precede at 10 a.m. in Salado Cemetery.
Dossman Funeral Home in Belton (254-933-2525) is in charge of arrangements.

Katherine Archer Tyson

Katherine Archer Tyson, 93, died in her home in Salado Aug. 6. Services are under the direction of Sheffield Funeral Home and will be 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Salado Methodist Church. Reverend Travis Franklin and her step-grandson, Reverend Andrew K. Tyson will officiate.
A descendant of Texas political pioneers, she was born to Texas Court of Appeals Chief Justice, Roy C. Archer and Kate Cocke Archer in Austin, the oldest of four children. She graduated from Austin High School, The University of Texas, B.A., 1935 and M.A., 1936. She became one of the first women in Texas to earn a Masters in Geology. She was invaluable on her father’s campaign trail with her “Please vote for my daddy” speeches. Her first job was with Continental Oil in Houston where she met her future husband Alfred Knox Tyson. A fellow geologist, they traveled the world over studying geology. They married Feb. 6, 1939 in Austin.
She was an active member of the Salado Methodist Church, the Houston Garden Club, River Oaks Country Club, Texas EX’s, a charter member of St. Luke’s Methodist Church of Houston, the Dallas Garden Club, the D.A.R. and Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and a board member of the Retina Research Foundation.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband (1975), a brother, Branch T. Archer, step-son Brady Tyson, and a nephew, Mark Voegeli.
She is survived by her son Knox and his wife Betsy, her daughter Tracey and her husband John Davis, of Salado and Elizabeth Kinnison and her husband Lt. Commander Liam Kinnison of Norfolk, VA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Dee Dee T. Hoak and her husband Hale and John K. Tyson all of Dallas; two great-grandsons, Henry and Alfred Hoak; also her step-daughter Harriet and her husband Bill Willcox; Harriet’s daughter Anne Voegele; all of Washington D.C.; and Brady’s children, Tim Tyson, Andrew Tyson, Janet Tyson-Sanchez; Janet’s children Cristina and Lorena of Tampico, Mexico, James Tyson, Ken Tyson, Tiago Tyson, and Debra Tyson; and her sisters Maude Ellis and her daughter Kathy Porter of Corpus Christy, Helen Brown and her daughter Katie Strohmayer of California.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Retina Research Foundation, 6560 Fannin St. #2200, Houston, TX 77030 or to the charity of choice.

Cile Robertson Ambrose

Private services for Cile Robertson Ambrose, 76, of Salado were held Aug. 2 at the Robertson Family Cemetery in Salado. Rev. Adrin Fletcher officiated.
Ambrose died July 30 at a Temple Hospital.
She was born in Belton to Sterling Robertson and Mary Lucile Armstrong Robertson. She attended Ward Belmont University in Nashville. She was an adviser to Chi Omega at Vanderbilt. She served as president of the Central Texas Area Museum, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, 1st Families of Tennessee and Colonial Dames.
Survivors are two sons, John Ambrose and Sterling Ambrose, both of Nashville; three daughters, Sarah Eddy of Atlanta, Ann Ambrose of Englewood, Calif., and Cile Cownan of Nashville: one sister, Ann Roberston of San Antonio; and 10 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Texas Area Museum, P.O. Box 36, Salado, TX 76571.

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July 2007 Obituaries

William L. "Bill" Piper

Funeral services for William L. “Bill” Piper, age 90, of Salado were held July 21 at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton with Rev. Brian Dunks and Rev. Mike Bergman officiating.
Burial followed in Murphree Cemetery in Evant, Texas.
Piper died July 19 in a Temple hospital.
He was born February 17, 1917 in Lampasas Couny to James Virgil and Minnie (White) Piper on their ranch near the Mountain View Community.
He married Wanda Flatt December 14, 1938 in Lampasas, Texas. They have lived in Texas all their lives, moving to Victoria where he served the Texas Department of Public Safety for 15 years.
He entered the insurance business in 1952, moving to Beaumont and later settling in Salado. In Salado he was manager for Southland Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1985.
He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Salado, serving in various capacities including interim choir director, usher and Deacon.
He was a member of the Salado Masonic Lodge #296, having served in many offices including being Master of the Lodge. He was honored with a 60-year Masonic pin last year. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #550 in Evant, and a member of the Scottish Rite in Waco.
A member of the Kiwanis, Piper served as the Past Lt. Governor of the Texas-Oklahoma District of the Kiwanis Club.
He was an active member of the Salado Lions Club.
He is survived by Wanda Piper of Salado, son C. Trent Piper of McGregor and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers David L. Piper, James V. Piper and Marvin Luther Piper and two sisters Martha Lois Venable and Mary Pauline Garretson.
Dossman Funeral Home in Belton was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Stoner McLean

Margaret Stoner McLean, 92, of Georgetown died July 12, 2007.
Born in 1915 in Victoria, Texas, she was the daughter of Thomas Royal Stoner and Mamie Victoria (Stoner) Stoner.
She obtained a bachelor of science in elementary education at The University of Texas then taught in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and Guayaquil, Ecuador.
She was married to Malcolm Dallas McLean on Feb. 11, 1939.
A lifelong archivist, Texas History researcher and family genealogist, she is survived by her husband Malcolm D. McLean, son John R. McLean, and grandsons Malcolm H. McLean and Douglas D. McLean.
Graveside services were July 16 at the Salado Cemetery.
Always a prodigious worker with unflagging interests in Texas history, research and family genealogy, her jobs included the following: Receptionist and Postmaster, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas, 1939-1941; Microfilm operator, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C., 1942. Bibliographical researcher, 1947-1953, for Thomas W. Streeter, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TEXAS, 1795-1845 (5 vols., Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1955-1960). Teacher, elementary school, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1954-1955. Elementary teacher, American School, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1957-1958. Teacher of English, U. S. Binational Center and in the American High School, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1959-1961.
Newspaper microfilm archivist, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 1963-1973. Microfilm research specialist, Spanish Texas Microfilm Center, Presidio La Bahía, Goliad, Texas, 1973-1974. Researcher, editorial assistant, PAPERS CONCERNING ROBERTSON’S COLONY IN TEXAS (19 VOLS.), Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas, 1975-1991. Bibliographical consultant, 1981-1982, for THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR OF 1846-1848, A Bibliography of the Holdings of the Libraries, The University of Texas at Arlington, By Jenkins Garrett, Prepared and Edited by Katherine R. Goodwin, Special Collections Publication No. 2. Published for The University of Texas at Arlington by the Texas A&M Press, College Station, 1995.
She was a Member, Chancellor’s Council of The University of Texas System, 1984-2007. She was also a member of Faculty Women’s Clubs at both Texas Christian University and at The University of Texas at Arlington. McLearn contributed articles to professional journals, and to the NEW HANDBOOK OF TEXAS.
She retired in 1991 with her husband to Georgetown..

Batista "Tista" Shaw

Funeral services for Batista “Tista” Shaw, 85, of Salado were held July 9 at the Salado University Methodist Church chapel with Rev. Travis Franklin and Rev. Brady Johnston officiating.
Batista Shaw died July 5 in a Temple hospital.
She was born June 14, 1922 in Fredonia, the daughter of Charles and Jane (McMillian) Simpson. She married William “Bill” Shaw IV on Aug. 10, 1944 in Akron, Ohio. The couple moved to Salado from Dallas in 1982.
The Shaws owned an antique and quilt shop and an art studio for many years known as The Granary in Salado.
Batista was a founder of the Salado Spring Art Festival. She was also a member of the Salado United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill on Dec. 30, 2004.
Survivors include her two daughters, Sandy Johnston (and husband Terry), of Salado; and Billie Sue Scales (and husband Bill), also of Salado. She is also survived by two brothers, Jerry Simpson and Charles Simpson, both of Llano, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Joe L. Copeland

Funeral services for Joe L. Copeland, Sr., 65, of Salado, were held July 3 at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton with Rev. Arthur Washburn and Joe Washburn officiating. Burial followed in Salado Cemetery.
Copeland died July 1 in a Temple hospital.
He was born in Salado to Roy L. and Eulalie Humphry Copeland, and lived all of his life here. He was married to Sharon Jungman on February 15, 1963 in Austin. He was a truck driver for several years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salado.
Copeland was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marlene Hogue.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Copeland, of Salado, a son Joe L. Copeland, Jr., of Salado, a sister Maxine Swaim, of San Diego, CA and three grandchildren.

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June 2007 Obituaries

Gene Hoelscher

Eugene (Gene) Louis Hoelscher, 75, of Salado, passed away June 11, 2007 at his residence. Services were held June 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westphalia.
Born on Aug. 20 1931, in the Barclay community near Rosebud, he was the son of the late Emil and Katie Ocker Hoelscher.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Hoelscher, of Killeen; step-mother, Katie Kleypas Hoelscher, of Barclay; step-brothers, Floyd Kleypas, of Houston, and Elmer Kleypas, of Temple.
He married Barbara Hesse on July 6, 1963 at St. Mary’s Church in Temple. They made their home in Killeen for 38 years before moving to Salado in 2001.
He was a 1948 graduate of Rosebud High School, and a 1952 graduate of North Texas State University, with a bachelor’s degree in education. After completing two years of service with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he returned to North Texas State and earned a master’s degree in education in 1956.
He was a teacher and administrator with Killeen ISD for 37 years, retiring in Jan. 1992, as the assistant superintendent of elementary education. He continued to work in education after retirement, as a supervisor of student teachers for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and a supervisor of interns for Tarleton State University. He took time from these positions to become the principal of St. Joseph Catholic School in Killeen for three years, then returned to Tarleton State until May 2006.
Hoelscher participated in the Killeen Chamber of Commerce Adopt-a-School program, served on the board of the Boys Club of Killeen, chaired the Greater Fort Hood Area Communities in Schools committee, served on the City of Killeen Volunteer, Inc. committee and served on the Killeen ISD bond proposal committee for new construction. He was a member of the Rotary Clubs of Killeen, Harker Heights and Salado, and the Knights of Columbus of Salado. He was a member of the Elementary Principals Association, Texas Association of School Administrators, and the Killeen Retired Teachers Association. He served on the pastoral councils of St. Joseph in Killeen and St. Stephen in Salado.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hoelscher, of Salado; daughters, Pat McBurnett, of North Richland Hills, and Pam Finley, of Round Rock; grandsons, Michael, Colin, Brian and Connor; one brother, Paul James Hoelscher of Rosebud and wife, Doris Hoelscher; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph School, 3901 East Rancier, Killeen, TX 76543; Holy Trinity High School, 418 North 11th St., Temple, TX 76501; Scott & White Cancer Research, American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.
Sheffield Funeral Home in Temple handled arrangements.

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May 2007 Obituaries

Shirley Arnold

James "Chief" Daniel

Dr. Ceri Morgan Griffiths

Shirley Arnold

Graveside services for Shirley Arnold, 70, of Salado, were held May 29 at Salado Cemetery with Rev. Joe Bentley officiating.
Arnold died May 26 in a Temple hospital.
She was born July 12, 1936 in Praire Dell, the daughter of Jesse James Warrick and Leah Elizabeth (Reid) Warrick. She married James (Joe) Arnold on December 19, 1953 in Salado. She was a waitress at the Stagecoach Inn for 47 years. She was a Baptist.
Shirley Arnold was preceded in death by her husband January 31, 1996.
Survivors include: three sons, Gaylon Arnold, of Salado, Kirk Arnold of Belton and Joe Arnold of Salado; one daughter, Pam Arnold Brown of Port Lavaca; and one brother, Buck Warrick of Youngsport. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

James "Chief" Daniel

Services for James “Chief” Daniel were held at Dossman Funeral Home May 26 with the Rev. Joe Bentley officiating. Burial followed at the Salado Cemetery. Daniel died in Salado on May 24.
He was born September 25, 1935 in Milford, Texas to Clarence David and Ollie Edith (Moore) Daniel. He grew up in Itasca and was a graduate of Itasca High School. He attended East Texas State University, where he received his Master of Education degree in 1960.
He married Phyllis Kerr on January 29, 1964 in Marlin, Texas. He taught school in Turnersville, Moody, Orangefield and Salado, retiring in 1991 after 31 years as a Vocational Ag teacher.
Daniel was active with the Bell County Youth Fair, serving two years on the board of directors and one year as its president. He was an active member of the Salado Youth Fair Booster Club for 15 years.
A renowned hog breeder, he was instrumental in getting the Swine Type Conference brought to Bell County several years ago. The genetics of his swine program are the foundation of many of the local breeders today.
He was honored this February by having his name added to the Plaza of Honor at the Bell County Expo Center.
Daniel is survived by his wife Phyllis, of Salado; three sons, Clarence Daniel of Austin, Marrion Daniel and his wife Laura of Salado, Clayton Daniel and his wife Monica of Youngsport; a brother, William Daniel of Hillsboro; and seven sisters: Mildred Watson of Iowa Park, Jessie Dial of Lone Oak, Vera Mae Woodley of Alvarado, Sylvia Wallace of Cleburne, Inez Kerby of Cleburne, Edith Minor of Burleson and Patricia McClendon of Midlothian. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Jessica and David, and a host of friends and swine producer buddies.
Pallbearers were Randy Britt, Peanut Campbell, Don Engleking, Bill Owen, C.A. Smith, Jason Medlin, Don Kennedy and John Brown. Honorary pallbearers were the Heart of Texas Feed Store Gentlemen, Jack Allen, Joe Bozon, Arthur Wade Capps, R.L. Copeland, Ben Dunnahoo, Dana Eddlemen, Jack Oliver, Wimpy Ragsdale, Paul Sandford, C.A. Smith, Kevin Spurlock, Don Thweatt and Bobby Ward.

Dr. Ceri Morgan Griffiths, 66, of Salado, passed away May 10, 2007. He was born March 9, 1941 in Cardiff, Wales to the parents of Rev. William John Griffiths and mother Gwenhwyfar.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister. Survivors include his wife, Debra Griffiths; two daughters, Rhiannon Thornburg and husband Jon, and Catrin Glynn and husband Sean; two daughters by marriage, Sarah and Corey; one son, Rhys Griffiths and wife Dawn; one grandson John Caradoc Griffiths; two grandsons by marriage, Blake and Jacob; one granddaughter by marriage, Isabell Kate; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Griffiths graduated from St. George’s Medical Center in London, England in 1967. He was chief resident at Winnipeg General in Canada. After completion of another residency in St. Louis, MO, he went on to live and raise his family in Galveston.
He was associate professor in the department of Otolaryngology at University of Texas Medical Branch. While in Galveston, he was president of the American Cancer Society, Galveston Branch. Dr. Griffiths then went into private practice in Clear Lake City, TX, for 16 years, where he also served as Chief of Surgery at St. John’s Hospital. He last served at Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood, as a civilian surgeon.
He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a member of the AMA, American College of Surgeons, American Board of Otolaryngology, Harris County Medical Society and Bell County Medical Society.
He was a member of Salado United Methodist Church and sang in the choir.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. May 27 at Salado United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Histiocytosis Association of America, Houston Humane Society and Salado Humane Society in the name of Dr. Ceri M. Griffiths. Visitwww.mem.com for an online memorial.

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April 2007

Odessa Marie Smith Dunnahoo

Sally Margaret Cawthon Maddux

Donald F. Logan

(Sally) Margaret Cawthon Maddux

Lesta Cleo Cockrell Sutton

Odessa Marie Smith Dunnahoo, 72, born Oct. 24, 1934, passed away April 28, 2007.
Marie Smith Dunnahoo is survived by her children Rick and Missy Dunnahoo, Robert andCarrice Dunnahoo, Dee Ann and Tim Driver, Matt and Melinda Dunnahoo, Anndra Mulholland, 16 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Edger Smith and Essie Olene Benton Smith, her husband of 48 years, Robert Dunnahoo Sr. and by her grandson Jared Dunnahoo.
Services were held May 1 at the Salado Church of Christ. A short grave-side service will follow at the Bell Plains Cemetery.
Arrangements were in the care of Harper-Talasek in Temple.

(Sally) Margaret Cawthon Maddux, age 91, of Victoria, passed away on April 21. Her service was held in Houston and she was buried there at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
She was born March 3, 1916 in Salado, the daughter of John H. (Hub) Cawthon and his wife Pearl. She and her siblings grew up in Salado. She married Emmitt Maddux of Holland. They and their children resided in Houston for many years. After retiring, she and Emmitt moved to Seadrift and were members of the First Baptist Church. For the past few years, she had resided at Twin Pines Nursing Home in Victoria.
Survivors are her sons: Clayton Maddux, of Katy, Tom Maddux, of Victoria; daughter, Carol King, of Stafford; brother Joe Cawthon, of Eureka, CA. She is also survived by five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Maddux, son, David Maddux, and grandchildren, John Maddux, Shane Maddux, Amanda Maddux and Baby Knostman.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hosptial (Attention Memorial Department Tribute Account # 186409122), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Donald F. Logan, 85, of Belton died peacefully at home Monday evening, April 23 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.

Rosary will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Salado, 7 pm Friday, April 27 followed by an Irish Wake at the home of Susan Terry.  Funeral Mass at St. Stephen will be 10am Saturday, April 28, under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor, 254-840-2880.  Interment will be at 2 pm in the Tadlock family plot in Crawford, Texas. Services will be conducted by Msgr. Arthur Michalka, Fr. Charles Davis and Msgr. Louis Pavlichek.

Born October 4, 1921, in North Platte, Nebraska to Albert J. (Bert) Logan and Irene Hubbard Logan, Don was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He was the oldest of five boys. A graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1938, Don attended St. Mary’s University before enlisting in the Army Air Corps, he was part of the 504 Bomb group on Tinnean Island.  Discharged a 1st Lieutenant in 1946, Don enrolled at the University of Texas and earned his degree in Engineering.  He was recalled for the Korean War and served stateside.  He married Betty Harris in San Antonio February 1951and adopted her two daughters Curtis Tadlock and Susan Elizabeth.  A son, Grady Albert, was born in January 1952.

He used his Structural Engineering license in San Antonio, Beaumont and finally settled in Houston where he worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and Anderson Clayton.  In 1970 he enrolled in the University of Guadalajara where he earned a degree in Architecture.  He consulted as a licensed professional Architect and Engineer before retiring to Belton in 1986. In his retirement, he consulted and volunteered his professional service to the Diocese of Austin to design and construct numerous church projects including St. Stephen, (where the services are being held), Eagles Wings Retreat Center, and Holy Trinity in Corn Hill. He also volunteered for many civic organizations in Temple and Belton.  He taught math at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Temple.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty Harris Logan, and brothers Bob and Tom.  He is survived by Taddy Maddox of Austin, her children Jimmy and Bobby, his wife Katherine, great-granddaughter Gemma; Susan Terry of Salado, her husband Gene, children Mariah Grazioplene, her husband Jeff, and great-grandchildren Dylan and Kate, David Terry, and Sarah Hussey and her husband Wade; Grady Logan of Oklahoma City and his wife Kathy, children Rebekah and Margaret; two brothers Jack Logan and Larry Logan.

 Memorials may be made to Eagles Wings Retreat Center, PO Box 248, Burnet, TX 78611 or a charity of choice.

(Sally) Margaret Cawthon Maddux

(Sally) Margaret Cawthon Maddux, age 91, of Victoria, passed away on April 21. Her service was held in Houston adn she was buried there at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

She was born March 3, 1916 in Salado, the daughter of John H. (Hub) Cawthon and his wife Pearl. She and her siblings grew up in Salado. She married Emmitt Maddux of Holland. They and their children resided in Houston for many years. After retiring, she and Emmitt moved to Seadrift and were members of the First Baptist Church there. For the past few years, she has resided at Twin Pines Nursing Home in Victoria, Texas.

Survivors are her sons: Clayton Maddux of Katy, Tom Maddux of Victoria; her daughter Carol King of Stafford; her brother Joe Cawthon of Eureka, California. She is also survived by five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Emmitt Maddu, her son David Maddux, and her grandchildren John Maddux, Shane Maddux, Amanda Maddux and Baby Knostman.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hosptial (Attention Memorial Department Tribute Account # 186409122), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Lesta Cleo Cockrell Sutton

Services for Lesta Cleo (Cockrell) Sutton will be held 11 a.m. April 13 at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton. Interment will follow at Salado Cemetery. A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. April 12 at Dossman. Sutton passed away April 9, 2007, in a Temple nursing home at age 98.
She was born in Bell County in 1908, to one of the county’s oldest pioneer families. She was the youngest of 12 children born to Gaston Armstrong Cockrell and Mary Frances (Ingram) Cockrell. She attended Brookhaven and Willowsprings schools before graduating from Killeen High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Sutton, and a son D.L. Sutton. Survivors include son Elwood Sutton and wife and Beverly, of Salado, daughter Bettie Sue and husband Bill Pinkham, of Lyman, SC, daughter Linda and husband Monroe Moore, of Salado; daughter-in-law, Theresa Sutton, of Salado; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
As a longtime Salado resident, Sutton raised her family here. In 1959 she began working for Stagecoach Inn, baking pies and making the famous hush puppies.
She retired in 1972 and moved to Belton, where she was active in church and the Golden Age Club. At the age of 96 she moved to Hearthstone at Cottonwood in Temple.
She was an avid outdoorswoman, gardener, quilter, doll collector, loved to play dominos and was a fan of the local sports.

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February 2007 Obituaries

Wilma Hodge Capps

Coopwood Smith

Peggy Bonner

R.L. Peters

Wilma Hodge Capps

Wilma Hodge Capps, 83, of Salado, passed away Feb. 17, 2007.
Services were held Feb. 19 in the Historic Chapel of the Salado United Methodist Church, with Rev. Grady Brittain and Rev. Joe Bentley officiating.
Burial followed in Salado Cemetery.
She was born June 10, 1923, in Prairie Dell, TX, to Robert and Mae Street Hodge. She married Clyde Capps on Nov. 7, 1942 in Belton. Their 64 years of marriage were spent in Salado, where she was a homemaker, rancher, lifelong member of Salado United Methodist Church and a Yellow Bird volunteer for Scott & White Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde Capps, of Salado; brother, John Robert Hodge and wife Tina Lee Hodge, of Menard; two daughters, Elizabeth Foster, of Houston, and Virginia Cosper and husband Cecil Cosper, of Salado; three grandchildren, Lanna Domangue and husband Scott Domangue, of Austin, Janna Russell and husband Chris Russell, of Houston, and Jenny Medlin and husband Jason Medlin, of Salado; six great-grandchildren, Derek Russell, Taylor Domangue, Collin Russell, Nicole Domangue, Colby Medlin and Trace Medlin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salado United Methodist Church Building Fund, 650 Royal St., Salado, TX 76571.

Coopwood C. Smith

Services for Coopwood C. Smith, 95, of Salado, were held Feb. 17 in the Salado United Methodist Church, with Rev. Grady Brittain officiating. Burial followed in the Killeen City Cemetery.
Smith died Feb. 15, 2007 in a Temple hospital.
He was born Jan. 15, 1912 in Lockhart, to Rafe Smith and Daisy Duke Smith. He married Wilma McClung on Oct. 12, 1940, in Schulenberg. Smith owned Smith Cleaners in Killeen in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1974 he became a salesman for B&K Buick, where he worked until his retirement. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Shriners and a member of the Salado United Methodist Church. He also built P51 Mustang Aircraft at North American in Dallas during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Smith, of Salado; two daughters, Betty Anne (Smith) Luxton, of Leakey, TX, and Peggy Lynne (Smith) Hilburn, of San Marcos.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salado United Methodist Church memorial fund.
Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton handled arrangements.

Peggy Bonner

Peggy Taylor Bonner, 88, of Salado, formerly of Temple, passed away Feb. 6, 2007 in a local hospital. Graveside services were held Feb. 8 at Hillcrest Cemetery.
She was born April 29, 1918 in Winnsboro to Wood County pioneers Horace C. and Mattie (Stanley) Taylor. She graduated from Winnsboro High School in 1936, and from the Scott & White School of Professional Nursing in 1940.
She married Jamie P. Bonner in 1940 and belonged to the First Christian Church of Temple for 70 years.
During World War II she worked for the American Red Cross in Norfolk, VA. She also worked in hospitals in Newport News, VA, Hollywood, FL, San Francisco and Los Angeles as a staff nurse. She held various offices in the Christian Women’s Fellowship and served as deaconess on the church board.
She worked with Temple Family Services, was a member of Texas State Teacher’s Association, the Scott & White Memorial Hospital School of Professional Nursing Alumni Association, and was chairman of School Health Section in the Texas State Teacher’s Association for three years for Temple public schools. She had post graduate courses in Public and School Health.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jamie P. Bonner, Sr., and granddaughter, Kimberly R. Bonner, of Salado.
She is survived by son, Jamie P. Bonner, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Phyllis M. Bonner, of Salado; sister, Martha LaVerne Kraft, of Fircrest, WA; brother, H. Charles Taylor, of Athens; nephew, Dr. Charles Taylor, of Houston; nieces, Karen Kraft, of Newport News, VA, and Gail Brian, of Fircrest, WA; granddaughters, Jackie Bell Dezern and Marci Brentham, both of Salado; great-grandsons, Tanner Myers and Maddux Hunter Dezern, both of Salado; great-granddaughters, Baylee Bell and Chloe Brentham, both of Salado; and great-grandson, Cole Brentham, of Salado.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Temple or Scott & White Memorial Hospital. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple handled arrangements.

R.L. Peters

R.L. Peters passed away in a Rockwell hospital Feb. 3, 2007. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Salado Church of Christ. Services will be conducted by son-in-laws Dwight Parker, of Grandfield, OK, and Clyde Smith, of Rockwall, nephew Tim Brown, of Salado, ministers Joe Keyes, of Salado, and Gene Greer, of Heidenheimer, and daughter Linda Smith, of Rockwall.
A private interment will be conducted at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
R.L. was the oldest of four children born to Irl and Roxy (Graham) Peters on March 31, 1921 in Moody. He grew up in Lorenzo and Rogers, where he graduated high school. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Force from 1942-1950. He later received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech and a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University.
He worked in Air Force Logistics for 20 years, retiring in 982. He was honored by President Lyndon Johnson with Presidential Citation in 1964 for outstanding job performance. He served as a Bell County Commissioner and as an election official. He received the first Pioneer Award given by the Bell County Republican Party.
He was an active member of the Church of Christ, and served as a deacon in three different communities, and as an elder. He was involved in Christian education, serving as a Trustee of Magic Valley Christian College in Albion, ID.
R.L. served as a member of the Bell County Historical Commission; Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Republic of Texas and Sons of Confederate Veterans.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eva, three daughters, Annette Parker of Grandfield, OK, Dorothy Peters, of Mesquite, and Linda Smith, of Rockwall; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters MaryBelle Brown, of Salado, and Lou Nelle Merritt of St. Catherins, Ontario. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Billie, and a nephew, Dr. Stephen Merritt.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Peters-Merritt Memorial Scholarship Fund for Research of Tropical Diseases at Texas A&M Foundation, 401 Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840.

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January 2007 Obituaries

Joe Ann Berry Stowell

Dr. Welborn Kiefer Willingham

Joe Ann Berry Stowell

Long-time New Orleans resident and native of Salado. Joe Ann Berry Stowell, died Jan. 8, 2007 after a long illness. She was 76.
Stowell graduated from the University of Houston summa cum laude in three years. She moved to New Orleans to start her own secretarial pool. After marrying and bearing two children, she returned to her position as manager of the New Orleans law firm Tucker and Schonekas. During her tenure, the firm built a successful case against one of New Orleans’ most prominent organized crime figures.
Stowell was an avid sportswoman, and sang in the a capella group the Sweet Adelines.
She was a member of the board of trustees of St. George’s Episcopal School in New Orleans and was a member of the vestry at St. George’s Episcopal Church.
She and her husband moved to Salado following Hurricane Katrina. This marked a return to her birthplace after more than 50 years.
She is survived by her husband, Colles C. Stowell; daughter, Joni Carpenter; son Colles C. Stowell, Jr.; sisters Barbara Sewell and Marla Sanders; brother Sonny Berry; two granddaughters, Emily and Hannah Schwartz; and dozens of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The funeral was held Jan. 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Belton. Interment will occur in Lancaster, NH in the spring.

Dr. Welborn Kiefer Willingham

Dr. Welborn Kiefer Willingham, 78, of Salado, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, after a brief illness.
Willingham, known as “Will” by his many friends, patients and colleagues, was born March 12, 1928, in Fisher County, Texas. He was the son of W.B. Willingham and Madge Eason Willingham.
A 1949 graduate of Texas Tech University, Willingham received a Masters degree at The University of Texas and a Ph.D. at Tech. As an undergraduate, Willingham was sophomore class president, a member of and first pledge trainer of Saddle Tramps, Tech’s spirit organization, and a member of Socii Fraternity which later became Sigma Nu.
After a brief stint as an officer in the United States Air Force, from which he retired in later years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserves, Willingham spent most of his working life in academia. He was a professor in the Department of Education at Texas Tech, an adjunct professor at Tech’s medical school, and retired with the distinction of Professor Emeritus.
A practicing psychologist, Willingham founded a counseling center in Lubbock. He was an active member of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, in which organization he was a delegate and leader for many years. He founded that association’s Graduate Student Forum and served as its director, encouraging many young people in the profession.
In recent years Willingham enjoyed his retirement, while overseeing his ranching interests in Fisher and Scurry Counties
On Aug. 14, 1950, he married a Lubbock native, Maxine McCollum, following a campus romance. After his Air Force tour of duty, University of Texas studies and a brief period in Hale Center, as the youngest school principal in the state at that time, they made their home in Lubbock, where they raised their family.
In 2006, they relocated to Salado, where they had built a vacation home. Willingham’s ancestors were early settlers in Salado.
Will is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maxine; his three children: Sharon Willingham Harris of Garland, Dr. Douglas B. Willingham of Salado, and Sheila Willingham McBeth of Sarasota, Florida. He is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held Monday, at the Willingham Cemetery in Salado, officiated by the Rev. Thomas A. Wallace, Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Belton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s charity of choice.

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Billy D. Parker

Billy D. Parker

Billy D. Parker

March 29, 1936

December 25, 2013

Services for Billy D. Parker, of Harker Heights, were held at 2 p.m. December 28, 2013 at First Baptist Church-Trimmier in Killeen. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nolanville.

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Druane Holtom McLoud

Druane Holtom McLoud

Druane Holtom McLoud

October 27, 1942

December 8, 2013

Druane Holton McLoud, 71, died Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Temple. She was born on October 27, 1942 in San Angelo, Texas to Arthur Eugene Holton, Jr. and Margaret Ann Curtis.

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Randall Scott Zak

Randall Scott Zak

October 23, 1970

December 6, 2013

Services for Randall Scott Zak, 43, of Salado, will be 1 p.m. Friday, December 13, at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.  Burial will follow in Temple Garden of Memories.

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Brianne Nicole Pratt

Brianne Nicole Pratt

Brianne Nicole Pratt 

October 29, 1993

December 1, 2013

Brianne Nicole Pratt, age  20 of Salado, died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sunday, December 1, 2013 in Temple.  She was born October 29, 1993 in Fort Hood, Texas to Jeffrey Pratt and Anna (Phlaghter) Bush. 

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Tommy Glenn Hipp

Tommy Glenn Hipp

July 27, 1947

November 30, 2013

Salado – Tommy Glenn Hipp, 67 of Salado, died on November 30, 2013 at University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, AK.  

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PFC Marty Maiden

Pfc. Marty Maiden

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died November 20, 2013  in Tucson, Ariz., from an apparent gunshot wound.  

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LTC (Ret) Curran L. "Jack" Jones

Curran L. Jack Jones

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Curran L. “Jack” Jones

October 4, 1919

November 17, 2013

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Curran L. “Jack” Jones passed away November 17, 2013.  Services were held  10 a.m.  Nov. 20 at Salado Church of Christ with Bill Bunting officiating.  Burial with military honors followed in Salado Cemetery.

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Joyce Grant

Joyce Grant

Joyce Ann Watson Grant

July 8, 1945

November 9, 2013

Joyce Ann Watson Grant passed away  on November 9, 2013 in a Temple hospital.

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Toby Preston

Toby Preston

William Carol "Toby" Preston

William Carol “Toby” Preston of Salado passed away November 7, 2013 after a short illness at the age of 87.

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Miguel A. Ferrara

Sgt. 1st Class Miguel A. Ferrara

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Nov. 1 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Hico, Texas.

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Marilyn Woodruff

Marilyn Woodruff

Marilyn Gwen (Edwards) Woodruff

April 14, 1947

October 30, 2013

Marilyn Gwen Edwards Woodruff died October 30, 2013 at her home in Milwaukie, OR. 

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Melissa Gale Seward Allen

Missy Allen

Melissa Gale Seward Allen

November 10, 1969
October 17, 2013

A Celebration of Life for Melissa (Missy) Gale Seward Allen will be held at 1:00 p.m. on November 16, 2013 at the home of her Uncle and Aunt, Terry and Shirley Rincon-Gober in Fort Worth, Texas. Missy died Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Nevada, MO.

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Dottie Oliver

Dottie Oliver

Dottie Oliver

July 24, 1940

October 13, 2013

Dottie Oliver, 73, of Salado, TX, passed away October 13, 2013 from her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  

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Warren Lincoln

Warren Lincoln

Warren “Doug” Lincoln

December 3, 1949
October 15, 2013

Warren “Doug” Lincoln of Salado, TX, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, having valiantly battled cancer for over six years. 

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Lura Derrick

Lura Morene Derrick

Lura Morene Derrick

 

Services for Rene Derrick will be October 19  at First Baptist Church, Salado.  Viewing will begin at 10:30 a.m., services at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m. and interment at the Salado Cemetery at 2 p.m.

 

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William Price

William E Price

William E. “Bill” Price

February 5, 1936

October 6, 2013

  William Eugene (Bill) Price died on Sunday, October 6, 2013.  He was born to William Archer and Lorene Barganier Price in Marlin, Texas on February 5, 1936. 

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Bettie Sue Sutton Pinkham

Bettie Sue Sutton Pinkham

Bettie Sue Sutton Pinkham 

July 20 1942

September 19, 2013

Bettie Sue Sutton Pinkham of Lyman, South Carolina passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2013 at the age of 71 after a lengthy illness.  She was born July 20, 1942 to Claude and Lesta Cockrell Sutton of Salado, Texas.  

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1st Lt. Jason Togi

1st Lt. Jason Togi

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Aug. 26, in Hasan Karez, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

1st Lt. Jason Togi, 24, whose home of record is listed as Pago Pago, American Samoa, entered the military service in September 2011 as an engineer. He was assigned to the  2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since July 2013.

Togi deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, in July 2013.

Togi’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,  Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal.

Eva Cobb Evans

Eva Cobb Evans

Eva Cobb Evans

October 27, 1922

August 8, 2013

Visitation for Eva Cobb Evans, 90, of Salado, was held Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Broecker Funeral Home. Burial was held Monday, August 12, 2013 at Poynor Community Cemetery, Poynor, Texas.

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Julie Bayless

 Julie Catherine Anding Bayless

Julie Catherine Anding Bayless

August 8, 1925

August 7, 2013

 

Julie Catherine Anding Bayless of Salado  passed away August 7, 2013.

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Truett Hampton

Clarence Truett Hampton

Clarence Truett Hampton

August 2, 1933

July 31, 2013

Services for Truett Hampton, 79, were held Aug. 6 at First Baptist Church, Salado with Reverend Dr. Scott Mescher officiating.  

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Johnnie L. Canava

Johnnie L. Canava

March 26, 1946

July 26, 2013

Memorial services for Johnnie L. Canava, 67, of Salado, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Calixto Morin officiating.

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Sue Whistler

Sue Whistler

Sue Whistler

April 11, 1932

July 23, 2013

Salado – Celebration of Life services for Sue Whistler, 81, of Salado, Texas will be at 4pm, July 28, 2013 at the three-tier deck by the creek at the Venue off College Street.  Rev. Lara Whitley will be officiating.

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Jeannie Stanley Jones

Jeannie Stanley Jones

Jeannie Stanley Jones passed away at home in Austin on July 15, 2013.  

She is survived by her husband Tommy Jones; daughters Jennifer Jones of Austin, Sharon Boone and husband Andy of Austin, and Sheryl Mason and husband David of Pflugerville; son Brett Jones and wife, Jeri, of Leander.  

 

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Thelma Teddy Dennis

Thelma Teddy Dennis

Thelma Elizabeth (Teddy) Dennis

December 27, 1923

July 15, 2013

Services for Thelma (Teddy) Dennis, of Salado, will be held at 2:30 p.m. July 18 at the Salado United Methodist Church.  A viewing at 1:30 p.m. will precede the service with the burial following the service in the Salado Cemetery.

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Jean Elizabeth George

Jean Elizabeth George

Jean Elizabeth George

July 11, 1951

July 14, 2013

Services for Jean Elizabeth George, 62 of Belton and formerly of Salado are set for 6 p.m. July 17 at Heartfield Funeral home Chapel with Rev. Al Lowe officiating. A private family burial will be held Thursday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

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Kimberly Ann Bogusch

Kimberly Ann Bogusch

Kimberly Ann Bogusch

September 9, 1965

July 9, 2013

Kimberly Ann Bogusch, 47, of Ft. Worth passed away at her home on July 9, 2013. 

Kimberly was born to Andy and Jane (Fuller) Pierce on September 9, 1965 in Temple , TX. 

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Buddy G. Thomas

Buddy G. Thomas

Buddy G. Thomas

July 28, 1925

July 11, 2013

Buddy G. Thomas, 87, passed away July 11, 2013 in Temple, TX.  He was born in Clay County on July 28, 1925, the son of Edgar F. and Cora Thomas. 

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Mildred Jones

Mildred Cricket Jones

Mildred "Cricket" Jones

March 15, 1929

June 19, 2013

Mildred "Cricket" Jones passed away June 19, 2013. She was  born March 15, 1929 in Shreveport LA to John and Mildred Marston. 

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Dennis Plez Veazey

Dennis Plez Veazey

Dennis Plez Veazey

July 30, 1957

June 28, 2013

Dennis Ples Veazey died at age 65 on June 28, 2013 from heart failure at Seton Hospital in Austin.  He was born July 30, 1957 in Amarillo, Texas to Elbert and Mamie Veazey. 

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JT Parker

JT Parker

April 4, 1931
June 22, 2013

Belton--- Funeral services for J. T. Parker, 82, of Belton, will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Weldon Hicks and Rev. Justin Childers officiating.  Burial will follow at the Salado Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends for visitation 6-8 p.m. June 27 at the Dossman Funeral Home. 

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John Ross Woolard

John Ross Woolard

August 26, 1954
May 29, 2013

Services for John Ross Woolard Jr., 58 of Salado  were held June 5 at the Salado First Baptist Church with interment services at Salado Cemetery.  A celebration of life followed at the First Baptist Church.

John Ross Woolard Jr. died May 29 at his residence in Salado.

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Betty Bratton

Betty Dale Bratton

February 13, 1919
April 14, 2013

Betty Dale Bratton, 94, of Monarch Beach, California, passed away at her home, on April 14, 2013.

She was born on February 13, 1919, in Glendale, California, to Roland and Ruth Thume.  Betty graduated from Glendale High School and from Glendale Junior College.  She worked for several years as a dental assistant.  

 

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Russel McLaughlin

Russell McLaughlin

March 12, 1956
March 13, 2013

Funeral services for Russell McLaughlin, 61, of Morgan's Point Resort, will be held at 1 PM Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Salado Cemetery.

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Bruce Butscher

Bruce Butscher

Bruce Butscher

Services for Bruce Adam Butscher, 64, of Salado will be at 1PM, Friday, January 25th at the Salado United Methodist Church with Rev Travis Franklin officiating.  Mr. Butscher died January 22, 2013.

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Larry Freeman

Larry Freeman

Larry Morrow Freeman

March 22 1933

January 15, 2013

Larry Morrow Freeman, 79, of Salado passed away Tuesday, January 15, in Austin, TX while receiving treatment for a traumatic brain injury.

 

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Kelly David Bangle

Staff Sergeant Kelly David Bangle

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Dec.14 near Kouma Lake.

Staff Sgt. Kelly David Bangle, 30, whose home of record is listed as Whetstone, Ariz., entered the military in September 2003 as a signals intelligence analyst. He arrived at Fort Hood in March 2011 and was assigned to Company A, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since March 2012.

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Marcus O Williams

Specialist Marcus O. Williams

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident at approximately 2 a.m. December 20 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Specialist Marcus Orin Williams, 27, whose home of record is listed as Winslow, Ariz., entered active-duty service in April 2006 as an motor transport operator.

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