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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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