of Our Classmates


Class of 1957

Carolyn Riddle

Tommy Hall

Barbara Puckett
Carpenter 2016

Jolene Owen
Crozier 2015

James Alvin
Pearson 2014

Miears 2014

Adlinie Ewald
Rathman 2013

Peggy Taylor
Huggins 2012

New 2012

Williams 2011

Mickey Guckian

Wanda Fay Williams
Bagwell 2011

Martha Villalobos

John Flores

Jerry Rodriguez

Dennis Schreiber

Dean New

Rodney Griffith

Jack Hale

Bud Williams

Mack Blackwell

Charles Vickery

Bruce Voges

David Best

Carroll Webb

Mary Lynn (Ware)
Schleinschok 1996

Margaret (Hoover)
Uhlig 1995

Diane (Strawn) Fariss 1995

Ross Bennett

Sonny Baker

Joe Pittman

Buck Powell

Joe Clay Wilson

Jo Ann Murphree

Ethel Fay (Woody)
Hargis 1988

Artie Ray (Pendleton)
Daniels 1988

Mildred Gambrell

Theron Mullins

Ray Williams

Janie (Hutcheson)
Schawe 1975

Lonnie Gray

Elizabeth Joseph

Harvey Hyde

Mike Tilton

Catherine Martinez ?

G.H. Sander

Class of 1957 Obituaries


B: 27 Dec 1938 Lockhart
D: 28 Mar 2016 Conway, Arkansas

Tom Benton Hall was called to be with our Lord on March 28, 2016 in Conway, Ark. Tom was born on Dec. 26, 1938, the day after Christmas, and he died on March 28, 2016, the day after Easter.

His mother and father Ina Hill Hall and Jesse “Tony” Hall of Lockhart, Texas, and his wife Diane Hall of Conway, Arkansas preceded Tom Benton Hall in death.

He is survived by his sister, Ramona Hall Mosley, of Lockhart, and brother John Hall, of Mountain City, Texas, as well as his nieces, Marie Mosley, of Lockhart, and Jennifer Hall Kruppa, of Houston, and nephew, Johnny Hall, of Kyle. Tom Benton Hall was a 1956 graduate of Lockhart High School and a varsity basketball player. He loved basketball and always said he “played for keeps!”

Tom Benton Hall served our country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Cold War. Tom was a talented artist and loved to be in nature. He worked for the Gulf Oil Company in Midland, Texas and later went to work on the North Slope in Alaska in the 1970s and 1980s. He settled in the beautiful state of Arkansas for his retirement.

Tom Benton Hall will be laid to rest on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 11a.m. in the Veteran’s Cemetery in Little Rock, Ark. The family wished to express its thanks and gratitude to the wonderful caring people of the St. Andrews Nursing Home in Conway, Ark., and the caring staff of the Watson NorthCrest Funeral Home of Little R


B: 17 Dec 1938 Pecos
D: 30 Jan 2016 Fort Stockton

FORT STOCKTON Barbara Puckett Carpenter of Fort Stockton passed away Saturday, January 30th, 2016, in Fort Stockton at the age of 77 years. Barbara was born on December 17, 1938, to Dow Puckett and Roberta Notley in Pecos. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Stockton and was involved with D.R.T.

Barbara is survived by her husband: John Mac Carpenter; her daughter: Maura Kathlyn Carpenter Johnson of Fort Stockton; her two brothers: Milton and Bill Puckett; her sister: Emily Puckett; her three grandchildren: Kaleb Dow Johnson, Jacob Karl Johnson and Cheyenne Nicole Johnson.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents: Dow and Roberta Puckett and her son: Lawrence Dow Carpenter.

Visitation will be on Friday, February 5th, 2016, from 6-8pm at Heritage Funeral Home in downtown Fort Stockton. Funeral service will begin at 11am on Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Stockton. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Tamarisk Cemetery in Grandfalls.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: Published in Odessa American on Feb. 2, 2016 - See more at:


B: 13 Dec 1938 McMahan, Texas
D: 20 Feb 2015 Austin, Texas

On Feb. 20, 2015 our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister, Wanda “Jolene” Crozier, departed this earth.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert C. “Bob” (Natascha) Walker of Cedar Park and James “Jim” (Dokie) Walker of Round Rock. Also surviving are her most loved grandchildren Kyle, Katie, Rachel, Audrey and Sydney Walker. Her only sister, Louise Lightsey (Jerry) of Austin will miss her deeply as well. Jolene is also survived by stepson, Jeffrey Crozier (Cheri) and step-grandson, Robert “Bob” Crozier. She is preceded in death by her parents, Judson and Lovena and her husband, James Crozier.

Jolene was born Dec. 13, 1938 to Judson and Lovena Owen in McMahan, Texas, in her grandparents’ home. Growing up on her grandparents’ farm, she spent many happy times working in the vegetable garden, playing in the creek bottoms and hunting small game.

Jolene loved hunting, cooking (a family trait), hosting get-togethers, and barbeques. She loved spending time out at her ranch with her children and friends. She and her late husband Jim Crozier were the proud members of the Seminole Rebels Club, a group that participated in many barbecue cook-offs and social events. Jolene retired in Jan 2014 from Delta Kappa Gamma Society International after 30 years of dedicated service as their Accounting Supervisor. She made many treasured memories and friendships during her time there. Those times spent playing Bunko and having Red Hat Society parties were also precious to her.

Jolene loved to travel. She took many “girl” trips with Louise and her friends over the years. She loved horse races and watching tennis tournaments. She was most passionate about her family though. Her grandchildren brought her great joy. She was an avid attendee of their dance recitals, tennis matches, and softball games. Her sons were the apple of her eye and she was most happy when they would call just to visit and find out how her day was going. We will never forget her love for us.

Visitation was scheduled form 9 – 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Graveside services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Jeffrey Cemetery in McMahan, TX. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78705. (512) 452-8811.


B: 20 June 1939 Lytton Springs, Texas
D: 20 July 2014 Lockhart, Texas

James Alvin Pearson passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. after an extended illness. He was born on June 30, 1939.

He is preceded in death by his father James Alfred “Red” Pearson; his wife, Patsy Pearson; and son, James Allen Pearson.

He is survived by his mother Zelma Pearson, of Lockhart; brother, Robert L. Pearson, of Dale; son, Don Pearson, of Cedar Park; daughter, Karen Simmons, of Vidor; daughter, Brenda Hellems, of Edgewood; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Lockhart Church of Christ at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.

All arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas, 78644. (512) 398-2343.


B: 17 Jul 1939 Dale, Texas
D: 15 May 2014 Yoakum, Texas

YOAKUM - Carroll Dean Miears, age 74, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

He was born on July 17, 1939 in Dale, Texas, outside of Lockhart to Carroll Osteen and Edna Starr Miears.

He graduated from Lockhart High School in 1957 and briefly attended the University of Houston on a football scholarship. He then listed in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a top secret morse code intercepter in Tripoli, N. Africa and the Island of Crete. After returning to the States in 1961, he met and married Jo Nell Powell. They moved to Yoakum in 1963 with their new son and Carroll began his 30 year career in the insurance business.

After a few years of retirement, he went to work for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a correctional officer in Kenedy and then to Cuero. He enjoyed his work and the friendship with his working associates. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

In 2002 he was diagnosed with C.O.P.D. and finally retired in 2010 due to his declining condition. He fought a long and courageous battle.

Survivors: wife of nearly 53 years; son, Greg Miears and wife Cheryl; grandchildren, Corey Miears and wife Heather and Brittany Miears; great-grandchildren, Ashton Miears and Adalyne Miears; brother, John Miears and wife Caren; sisters-in-laws, Kay Teaff and husband Lawrence, June Page and husband Bob and Sandra Aiken and husband David; brothers-in-law, Bill Powell and wife Frances and Jack Powell.

Family visitation from 5:30 p.m. till 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home. There will be a family graveside burial of his cremains at the family plot in Lockhart at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to Wounded or First Baptist Church. On-line guest book may be signed at

Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home 361-293-5656.

Adlinie Ewald Rathman

Born August 4, 1939 Caldwell County, Texas
Died August13, 2013 Bastrop, Texas

Adlinie Ewald Rathman Adlinie Ewald Rathman, age 74, died on Tuesday, August 13. After a courageous battle with lung disease, the world has lost a loving mother and grandmother, compassionate friend, dedicated businesswoman, and faithful follower of Jesus Christ.

Adlinie, a Caldwell county native, was born August 4, 1939 to Herbert and Ella Rosa Ewald. Her parents worked as farmers and ranchers, raising cattle, corn, and cotton. She graduated in the top 10 percent of her class at Lockhart High School in 1957, where she participated in one-act plays and the Future Homemakers of America. After school, she went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Austin, TX.

In 1959, Adlinie married Joe Lee Rathman and moved to Bastrop county. She first worked as a stenographer, then as an accounting supervisor before the birth of her daughter in 1961. She enjoyed staying home with Gayle until April 1, 1970, when she then became Office Manager of Aqua Water Supply Corporation in Bastrop. Her career at Aqua lasted until her retirement in August of 2001. Throughout her life, Adlinie actively served her community. Perhaps this gregarious quality can be attributed to her life-long involvement in the local ranching community she shared with her late husband, including being an owner in the Lockhart Livestock Commission Company. At age 54, she was the first woman appointed to the First National Bank of Bastrop Board of Directors in the bank's 104-year history. No stranger to the First National's stockholders, employees, and customers, she took an especially active interest in the bank's events for nearly 20 years. She was gratified by her invitation to participate on the board and delighted for the opportunity to continue the bank's tradition of service to the community. Her involvement and familiarity with the people in so many of the county's communities was an asset when she joined Bluebonnet Electric's Board of Directors in 1996. Again, Adlinie was the first woman selected to the board, and she successfully ran for re-election several times. Anyone who was acquainted with Adlinie knew she was a "people person." Whether she was shopping or going out to eat, chances were that she would run into someone she knew; and if she was not acquainted with someone at the beginning of a conversation, she would walk away feeling like old friends. She loved people and helping others. She was a dear friend to all whose wisdom guided others in their endeavors. Her charitable works and humanitarian spirit, her concern for all people, and her tireless work for the community made her a true Texas first lady.

She was a member of the Independent Cattlemen's Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raiser's Association, honorary member of the Bastrop Area 4-H and FFA Livestock Association, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, and Bastrop County Historical Society.

Survivors include her daughter, Gayle Foster of Bastrop and husband Tim; grandson, Weston Rathman Warnock; and granddaughter, Joelle Elizabeth Foster. Additional survivors include her brother Ernest Ewald, Sr. and wife Alma; sister Dorothy Grohman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rathman was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and brother, Herbert Ewald Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 16, 1pm at Calvary Episcopal Church, 603 Bastrop, TX. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 15, 5-7:30 at Providence Funeral Home, 2079 E Hwy 71, Bastrop, TX.

Memorials can be made to Calvary Episcopal Church, PO Box 721, Bastrop, TX.

Pallbearers are the First National Bank Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Elgin, Smithville Board of Directors: Reid Sharp, Robert Miller, Verlin Callahan, Bob Long, Brook Hurta, J.D. Mican, Ray Long, James Kershaw, Robert Berryhill, and Will Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Bexley, Robby Turner, Bob Higgins, Bobby Jenkins, Ernest Barrow, Ernest Ewald Jr., Alvis Grohman, Jr., David Grohman, Lonnie Dean Grohman, James Grohman, and Kevin Grohman.

Her undying love and devotion will live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren as her greatest legacy.

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2O DECEMBER 2012 Brenham, Texas

Peggy Joyce (Taylor) Huggins, 73, left to be with her heavenly father on December 11, 2012, in Scott & White Hospital, Brenham, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2012 at Cornerstone Christian Center with Pastor John Paul Cruz officiating. Burial will follow in Bear Creek Cemetery, Bertram, Texas. The family will receive friends and relatives at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Peggy was born February 15, 1939 in Bastrop, Texas to Loy and Josephine Taylor. A 1957 graduate of Lockhart High School, she married Kent Huggins on September 29, 1961. She was a resident of Brenham, Texas since 1990. A member of Cornerstone Christian Center, Peggy was a Christian as long as she could remember. Even though she was confined to bed for years, she never complained but steadfastly trusted in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Peggy lost her 15-year battle with Parkinson's disease. The real joys of her life in her last years were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed life to the end, watching quiz shows, nature shows and history shows on TV with her husband.

Survivors include her husband, Kent Huggins; daughter Alesia Salsbury of Houston and daughter and son-in-law Rhonda and Jerry Gaetano of Minneapolis, Minnesota; grand-children Seth, Micah and Jessica Salsbury, Abigail, Hannah, Naomi, Jerry and Joshua Gaetano; great-grandchildren Isaiah Salsbury and Caden Garza. Also surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law Betty & Charles Allen of Taylorsville, Texas, Patsy & Jim Gillis of Lockhart, Texas and sister Opal Adams of Georgetown, Texas; brother-in-law Stacy Huggins and his wife Anne of League City, Texas. Other relatives include nieces and nephews, Terry & Suzy Evans, Penny Smith, Vincent & Matthew Allen, Stephen & Loy Gillis, Candyce Hackey, Vernon Lackey, Eric & Samuel Huggins and LeAnn Doran.

Preceding her in death are her parents, sisters and brothers-in-law Lucille and Valon Lackey and Hazel and Ben Evans; nieces and nephews Donald and Daphne Lackey, Phil Allen and Andy Gillis.

Serving as pallbearers are Seth Salsbury, Micah Salsbury, Bob Beaty, Jim Carmichael, Vic Ignasiak, and Roy Way. Funeral arrangements for Peggy Joyce (Taylor) Huggins are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. To post a tribute to the family, visit


November 1938 Texas
2O MAY 2012 Alvin, Texas

Gene Raymond New, age 73 of Alvin, Texas passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Webster, Texas. Gene was born on November 28, 1938 in Luling, Texas and was a resident of Alvin for 50 years. He was employed with the City of Houston for 31 years before he retired. He served in the United States Navy. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lillian New and his twin brother, Dean New.

Gene is survived by his wife, Doris New, daughters, Kellie Sustaita and husband, Tommy, Kathy Oehlert and husband, Gary, sons, Charles New, Kenneth Anglin and wife, Vicky, Terry New and wife Cathy, 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends. Gene loved his family very much, he was everyone’s "PEPAW".

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Scott Funeral Home. Arrangements under the direction of the Scott Family, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511. (281) 585-1000


23 July 1938 Tilmon, Texas
2O DEC 2011 Luling, Texas

James Williams Obituary (Luling Newsboy & Signal)

Services for William James 'Jimmy' Williams were held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 23, in the O'Bannon Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Allen Davis officiating.

Interment was in the Hall Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Kohutek, Carl Hurt, Michael Daniels, Buddy Williams, Jeremiah Chastain, and Jacob Chastain; and honorary pallbearers were Jerry Williams and Warren Grantham.

A resident of Luling, Mr. Williams was born in Tilmon on July 23, 1938, to Frederick Fineal Williams and Edna Lorene Etheridge Williams. He married Carrie Mae Moore, in Wattsville, on July 13, 1964. She preceded him in death on August 15, 2008.

Mr. Williams was a driller in the oil industry.

He died Tuesday, December 20, at the age of 73.

Survivors include his daughters, Teresa Kaye Kohutek, Hope Lanette Williams and Sherry Denise Williams, all of Luting, and Cynthia Gail Hunt and husband, Carl, of Harwood; a sister, Lilly Daniels, of Luling; a brother, Jerry Williams, Jr. and wife, Delores, of Luling; eight grandchildren, Buddy and Samantha Williams, Toni Williams, Chelsea Kohutek, Christy Kohutek, Wendy Kohutek, Bryan Williams, Gavine Williams, and Jace Williams; and great grandchildren, Harley Estes, Haylee Estes, Haven Williams, Zoe Williams, and James Williams, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Arrangements were under the direction of O'Bannon Funeral Home, Luling.


17 May 1939 Lockhart
21 AUG 2011 Dallas

William Michael (Mickey) Guckian was born May 17, 1939, in Lockhart, Texas and passed away on August 21, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. He grew up in Lockhart with parents, Frank A. Guckian, Iola B. Kelley Guckian, brother, James Collins Guckian, and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. He graduated from Lockhart High School in 1957, enrolled at the University of Texas and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. While at UT he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He met Loretta Hollaway at UT, and they were married on August 4, 1962. He enrolled in the Southern Methodist University law school and graduated with a LLB in 1965. He worked with various engineering firms in Dallas from 1962-1975. He joined ARCO Dallas in 1976 and was with ARCO until 1999, working in Environmental Safety and Health. He was responsible for purchase of engineering equipment for operations, setting up investigation and remediation programs at environmentally-impacted facilities, coordinating with regulatory agencies, and developing and implementing complete regulatory compliance and auditing programs for ARCO. He established the regulatory compliance and audit program for ARCO world-wide operations. He left ARCO in 1999 and worked in a similar capacity as a consultant until 2010.

He is pre-deceased by his father, mother and daughter Stacy Lynn. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Loretta, son, Mark Robert Guckian and partner John Mays, son Kenneth Collins Guckian, daughter-in-law, Kristin Guckian and grandson, Trey Guckian, all from Dallas, brother James C. Guckian, sister-in-law, Linda L. Guckian, a special cousin (really a sister), Gerry Retherford Ohlendorf, and numerous other cousins, nephews and nieces.

A visitation will be held at Restland Memorial Cemetery, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 11122 Midway, Dallas, at 11:30 am, Wednesday, August 24, 2011. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the American


5 Dec 1938 Lockhart
13 JAN 2011 Lockhart

Wanda Fay Bagwell, 72, of Lockhart went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 13, 2011. She was born in Lockhart, Texas on Dec. 5, 1938, to Troy and Bernice Williams. She married Elmo "Gene" Bagwell on Aug. 23, 1957.

Wanda retired in 2000 after 30 years of teaching in the Lockhart Independent School District. She was a member of Clearfork Baptist church for 64 years. She was also a member of Lockhart Retired Teachers Association and Lockhart Victims Assistance Team.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Troy Lee and Jessie Bernice Williams; sister, Nettie Lea Staton, brothers, Donald Ray, Bobby Joe and Roger C Williams and grandson Benjamin Rich.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gene Bagwell; sons: Larry Bagwell and wife, Kim, Terry Bagwell and wife, Janet and daughter, Brenda Hagan and husband, Billy. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Tabitha Rich, Emily Bagwell, Addison Hagan, Brodie Hagan and Trent Hagan and great-grandson, Trevor Rich.

Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at McCurdy Memorial Chapel. Services were held Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at McCurdy Memorial Chapel.. Interment followed at Lockhart City Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Clearfork Baptist Church. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Mc Curdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart, Texas w 78644. Obituary and guest book online at


3 July 2010


Mrs. Martha Villalobos Galligan, 70, of Mission, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her residence in Mission on July 3, 2010.

Martha was born on July 13, 1939, in Lockhart, Texas, to Refugio and Felipa Villalobos; she was one of 19 children. Martha grew up singing and worshiping along with her brothers and sisters in churches in Lockhart and had a strong personal faith in God since her childhood. Teachers recognized she had a strong mind and encouraged her to continue her education. With the help of a scholarship, she was able to attend the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Her quest for knowledge continued and she obtained a B.A. from Hardin Simmons University in 1963; a Master of Arts in English from UT-Pan Am in 1986 and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in English Education in 1994, at the age of 54.

She, along with her husband Bob, came to Mission as teachers in 1964. She taught elementary students in Mission and Weslaco, as well as high school English in Mission prior to teaching at UT-Pan Am, where she was a professor until her retirement in 2002. Martha was honored to serve on the Board of Trustees of UMHB for the last 19 years. As a tribute of her gratitude to Mary-Hardin Baylor University for having given her the opportunity in obtaining a college education, a scholarship fund has been established in her name at Mary-Hardin Baylor University, Belton, Texas.

Service to her church was always a part of her life, having taught bible classes to all ages at different times and in earlier years being a part of the music ministry of various churches. She has been a member and teacher of the Gleaners adult bible class at Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen for many years.

Martha and Bob were married for more than 46 wonderful and exciting years, accomplishing many goals they set for themselves. With an easy laugh and pleasant disposition, she was happiest planning trips and events (particularly Christmas) for her family and many friends. Family meant everything and she was happiest supporting her children and grandchildren in all their endeavors. Martha is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) Galligan, her sons Robert (Veronica) and Keith (Jennifer), 6 grandchildren: Robert Michael, Nathalie, Patricia Lucille, Eli, Owen, and Stella; and, the following brothers and sisters: Mary Galarza, Cruz Bermudez, Luisa Silvas, Leonor Villescaz, Connie Smith, Refugio Villalobos, Marcos Villalobos, Roy Villalobos, Elias Villalobos, Ruben Villalobos, Rebecca Moreno, Beatrice Ramirez, Olivia Debourque.

The family would like to extend a deep and heartfelt thank you to the many friends and the nurses at Heart of the Valley Hospice for their support during her illness.

The family will receive friends and family from 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M on Tuesday July 6th at the Parlor at Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Harvey Drive, McAllen, Texas, followed by a memorial service at Calvary Baptist Church on Wednesday July 7th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.

For those wishing to, the family would appreciate donations to the Martha Villalobos Galligan endowed scholarship, c/o University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, UMHB Box 8433, 900 College Street, Belton, Texas 76513 or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Attn; Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309.

Arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home 900 w. 4th Weslaco.


December 27, 1938 ... August 9, 2009

U.S. Army Ret. MSgt. John Higinio Flores Dec. 27, 1938 - Aug. 9, 2009.

John Higinio Flores, 70, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 12:27 a.m. surrounded by his loving family and friends after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer that began in 1992 until the Lord called him home.

John was born in Lockhart, Texas to Higinio and Carmen Flores who preceded him in death. John is survived by his devoted wife and soul mate, Mary, of which they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 18, 2009. His loving daughters and son-in-law, Jean, Carol, Sheila and husband Ted Yanis, Melissa (Missy-his side kick); grandchildren, Gina and husband Danny Vega, Teddy Yanis (his pride and joy), Stephanie and husband Eddie Baker; great-grandchildren, Danny Vega, Trevor and Maddison Baker; sisters, Mary and husband Pete Carrizales, Gloria and husband Del Moncivais; brothers, Jimmy Flores and wife Rosie, David Flores and wife Martha; his three best friends, Fermin Islas, Martin Benavides and Roy Sosa.

John served 25 years in the military, he was a Vietnam Veteran, a member of the American Legion Post 0083, and a Life member of the Pan American Golf Assn. John loved golf and he enjoyed playing with his grandson. He loved to Bar-B-Q and he used that gift to help with American Cancer benefits and anyone who needed financial help. John exemplified true friendship. He was a best friend, brave, unique, accepting, easy going, a good listener, always willing to lend a hand, wise, trustworthy, understanding, and most of all, loved. Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend; John fought his battle courageously to the end. You will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

Recitation of the rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Angel Funeral Home, in Austin, Texas. Family will receive friends from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Thursday at DeLeon Funeral Home in Lockhart, where the funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lockhart, Texas with full Military Funeral with Honors.

The Flores family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Michael Regan, Dr. John Sandbach, and the ICU nurses at Seton Northwest hospital for their care of Mr. Flores.


September 13, 1936 ... December 2, 2008

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jerry F. Rodriguez, 72, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008. He was born on Sept. 13, 1936, to Anacleto and Maria Rodriguez.

Jerry leaves behind to cherish many memories his wife of 54 years, Angelita Rodriguez; sons: Jesse Rodriguez of Pflugerville, Gilbert Rodriguez, Joe Daniel Rodriguez (Angie Martinez) and Michael Rodriguez (Diana), all of Lockhart; daughters: Mary Helen Zamarripa (Joel) of Austin, Elizabeth Rodriguez (Elijio Martinez) of Austin and Patty Rodriguez (Peter Tienda) of Lockhart; 11. Grandchildren: Sonia Rodriguez (Clint Beeson), Armand Zamarripa, Adrian and Ryan DeLeon, Amanda Ruiz (Jesus II), Vincent and Joey Rodriguez, and Adam, Aaron (Cassie), Matthew and Eric Tienda; great-grandchildren: Darian and Malia Morgan, Mariah Zamarripa, Jesus III, Alejandro and Antonio Ruiz and Jacob Tienda; brothers: Anacleto Rodriguez, Jr., of Lockhart, and Anselmo Rodriguez, of Houston; sisters: Estella Ortiz, of Lockhart, and Janie Garcia, of Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harvey Rodriguez; his sister, Josie R. Hernandez; and one great-granddaughter, Yvette "Sweet Pea" Zamarripa.

A rosary was held on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the DeLeon Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held at 2 pm. on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lockhart. Burial followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Jerry's grandsons: Armand Zamarripa, Adrian DeLeon, Vincent Rodriguez, Adam DeLeon and Matthew Tienda.

Funeral arrangements by DeLeon Funeral Home, 110 Cedar Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644 (512) 376-6200.


March 15, 1939 Luling, Texas ... April 26, 2008 Denton

Milton Dennis Schreiber, age 69, was born March 15, 1939, in Luling, Texas, and lived in Maxwell, Texas. He graduated Lockhart High School, served his country in the Air Force, attended Northrop Institute in California and was an employee of American Airlines until his retirement in 2003.

He left this world April 26, 2008, to reside for eternity with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dennis was a Christian by Faith, a Baptist by Choice and an ordained deacon.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Martha Louise and Milton Joe Schreiber; by his infant grandson, Joseph Benjamin Schreiber; by his brothers-in-law, Perry Williams and Dannel Matthews; and niece, Lisa Williams Copeland. Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Patsy Northcutt Schreiber; his daughter, Laura C. Schreiber; his son, Keith A. and daughter- in-law, Yvonne Schreiber; his beloved grandson, Kirk Schreiber; his sisters, Jolene Williams and Kathy Matthews; his aunts, Leona Best, Verona Fehlis, Helen Mueller and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; eight brothers and sisters-in- law; and many cherished cousins and friends.

Family visitation was held Sunday, April 27, 2008, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mulkey-Mason-Jack Schmitz & Sons Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 28, 2008, at Shady Shores Baptist Church, followed by interment at Roselawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bob Joyce and Rev. Buddy Owens will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests your expression of love, respect and friendship to be made to Shady Shores Baptist Church - Building Fund, 401 W Shady Shores Drive, Shady Shores, TX 76208 / 940-321-6463; Southern Care Hospice, 5800 North I-35, Suite 200, Denton TX 76207 / 940-243-0901; or the charity of your choice.


November 28, 1938 Luling ... May 5, 2006 Crosby

May 6, 2006: Dean New, LHS Class of 1957 died at his home in Crosby Texas on Friday, May 5th. These are the arrangements for Dean's services. Dean Waymond New, 67 of Crosby, was surrounded by his family when he left this life Friday evening at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He and his twin brother Gene were born in Luling, Texas on November 28, 1938 to Marlon and Lillian (Lay) New. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired as a sales manager with Westec Barrier Technologies. A member of the First Baptist Church of Crosby, Dean enjoyed being outdoors, working on his tractor, hunting and fishing.

Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Cheryl A. New of Crosby; sons, Charles Boyd New and wife, Kristie of Cypress, TX, Joseph Clay New and wife, Cathy of Spring, TX and Gene Kevin New and wife, Melissa of San Antonio, TX; stepsons, Steven Paul Killen and wife, Rebecca of Center, TX and John Anthony Killen of Nacogdoches, TX; brother, Gene Raymond New and wife, Doris of Alvin, TX; and twelve grandchildren.

His family will receive friends at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home, today from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2006, at First Baptist Church of Crosby, 615 Runnegurg Rd., Rev. Robin Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Border Cemetery, in Center, Texas.

Dean was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and treasured friend to many, devoting much of the last four years of his life ministering and helping others live with cancer. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements entrusted to Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, 281-839-0700. To view an obituary or post a tribute to the family,


May 15, 1939 ... August 21, 2003

Rodney S. Griffith 64, of Lockhart died on August 21, 2003. He was born on May 15, 1939 in Belton, Texas to Paul W. and Susan P. (Saylor) Griffith.

Visitation services were held on Sunday, August 24, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at McCurdy Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 25, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at First Methodist Church.

Internment followed in the Ft. Sam Houston Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Allen Fielder, Jim Fielder, Dana Garrett, Jessie Kelley, Billy Clark and Fred Buckner.

Mr. Griffith is survived by his wife, Peggy Griffith of Lockhart; sons, R. Todd Griffith of Manchacha, Curtis R. Griffith of Austin; daughter, Christina D. Griffith of Clear Lake; brother Dr. Donald P. Griffith and wife Beverly of Houston; sister, Glenda Ehric and husband David of Durango, Colorado.

Services under the direction of McCurdy Funeral Home.

Link: Texas House Resolution honoring Lt. Col. Rodney Griffith.

Link: Evacuation of Quang Tri


9 August 1938 - February 2003

Jack was born in Caldwell County, the son of Virgie Alexander and Alton Hale. Jack died of cancer about February 5, 2003. He was living in Houston. No other record.


7 July 1939 ... 9 April 2002

George R. "Bud" Williams, age 62, of Lockhart died Tuesday, April 9, 2002. He was born in Lockhart on July 7, 1939, the son of Roland and Ruth Smith Williams. He was a member of First Lockhart Baptist Church. He was a member of the Harvesters Sunday School Class. He married Ellen Hughes on October 11, 1963 in Midland.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Williams of Lockhart; sons, Mark Williams and wife, Sandi of Lubbock and Bradley Williams and wife Elizabeth of Phoenix, Arizonio; daughter, Vicki Solis of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; sister, Tommie Ruth Doziet of Pleasanton and grandchildren, Michael Solis, Steven Solis and Aaron Solis.

Funeral services were Friday, April 12, 2002 at McCurdy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rodgers officiating. Burial followed at Lockhart City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Adalian, Donnie Barron, Sandy Dozier, Tom Smith, Ron McCrary and Dennis E. Daniels

Arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart.


10 July 1939 ... 29 January 2002

Rev. Mack Blackwell, age 63, of Lockhart died Tuesday, January 29, 2002. He was born in Lockhart on July 10, 1939, the son of Raymond A. and Gertrude Williams Blackwell.

He was a member of First Lockhart Baptist Church in Lockhart where he served as a deacon; taught The Men's Bible Class and also Thursday Morning Bible Study. He was Pastor at Grace Temple in Hillsboro, Lakeview, Grand Prairie, Batemen Baptist Church for 13 years, and served in the Baptist Pulpit Supply Ministry.

He married Mary Bost on June 4, 1960 in Luling.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Dan Blackwell. Survivors include his wife of forty-one years Mary Blackwell of Lockhart; sons: David Blackwell of McNeil and Jeffrey Blackwell of Lockhart; daughter, Janet Saylor of Lockhart; brother, R.A. Blackwell of Lockhart and grandchildren, Richard Saylor and Dylan Saylor. Family visitation was Friday, February lst at McCurdy Funeral Home and Funeral Services were 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2002 at McCurdy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Rodgers officiating. Burial followed at the Luling City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Lynn Moore; Wayne Flores; Mickey Thomas; Ray Blackwell; Tom E. Blackwell; Dan Williams; John Williams; and Lowe L. Galle. Honorary Pallbearers were The Men's Bible Class; Men of the Harvesters Class and Bud Williams.

The family request that Memorials be made to the Mack Blackwell Funeral Fund in care of The First Lockhart Baptist Church. Arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart.


27 February 1938 ... 2 January 2002

Mr. Charles Ross Vickery, 63, of Maxwell died January 2, 2002 in Maxwell.

Mr. Vickery was born February 27, 1938 in Caldwell County to Alton Elmer and Emma Eva Lovell Vickery. He was united in marriage to Florence Holz, August 24, 1962 in Uhland.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. January 5, in the Chapel of the Eeds Funeral Home with pastor Charlson Jakubik officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Correll, Alton Petrosky, Clark Fehr, Gordon Sassman, Bill Holz, and Gary Boyd.

Mr. Vickery is survived by his wife, Florence Vickery of Maxwell. Sons, Buddy Vickery and Russell Vickery both of Maxwell. Brother, Larry Vickery of Dale. Aunt, Ilene Lovell of Dale. Mr. Vickery was preceded in death by a brother, Eldon Vickery. Arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home.


April 19, 1939 - April 29, 2002

Bruce M. Voges, 63 of Wimberley, died Monday, April 29, 2002. Thomason Funeral Home, Burial Lockhart City Cemetery.

Thanks to Alice Homann Herzog for this death notice.

Bruce is buried in Lockhart City Cemetery. His wife was Lana J. Henderson and he had two children, Glen and Laura.


23 May 1940 ... 2 June 1999

David Lee Best, age 59, of Houston died Wednesday, June 2, 1999.

He was born in Luling on May 23, 1940 , the son of Waldemar T. Best and Lena Mae Vibrock Best. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, a graduate of Lockhart High School and Engineering Degree from Rice University, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He worked for Schlumberger for 37 years.

He is survived by a son David Matthew Best of Aurora, Colorado, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 5, at Evenezer Lutheran Church in Maxwell with Rev. John Schwartz officiating. Burial followed at Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clarence Schulle, David Schulle, Ronnie Duesterheft, Kirby Moore, Bruce Germer, and Marvin Baker.

Those who wish may make memorial to Ebenezer Lutheran Church or The American Cancer Society.


10 September 1938 ... 22 July 1997

Carroll Webb, 58, of Lytton Springs died Tuesday, July 22, 1997. He was born in Caldwell County on Sept. 10, 1938, the son of Berry and Alma Evans Webb. He was a member of Lytton Springs United Methodist Church; he was a 32nd Degree Mason of Lytton Springs Lodge #487 A.F.&A.M. He was married to Esther Wegner on Dec. 18, 1965 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Survivors include his wife, Esther R. Webb of Lytton Springs; son, C. W. Webb of Lytton Springs; mother, Alma Webb of Lytton Springs; brother, Vernon Webb of Austin; and numerous other relatives. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 24 at McCurdy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Barrett officiating. Masonic Graveside services were held at Lytton Springs Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorials to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart.


23 October 1938 ... 7 February 1996

Mary Lynn Schleinschok, 57, of Gonzales passed away Feb. 7, 1996 at Gonzales Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1938 in Houston to Elbert Ware of Houston and Juanita Hunter of Flatonia. On Nov. 4, 1974, she married Joe Schleinschok.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Schleinschok of Gonzales; her father, Elbert Ware of Houston; her mother Juanita Hunter of Flatonia; daughters, Mary Joe Garcia of San Antonio, and Lynn Hartung of Dallas; sons, Gregg Hartung of San Diego, California, and Gus Hartung of Tyler, Texas; brothers, Robert Clements of Corpus Christi, and Lemuel Ware of Georgia; her sister Linda Owens of Lockhart; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She belonged to St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales. She was a member of the Third Order of Dominican Laity. The rosary and funeral were conducted by the Rev. James Kotara at St. James Catholic Church, with interment at St. James Catholic Cemetery.

Pall bearers were Nolbert Garcia, Jr., Mike Pisciotta, Robert Martinez, James Owens, Noel Garcia and Jason Owens. Honorary pall bearer was Richard P. Schleinschok.


11 September 1938 ... 10 January 1995

Margaret Uhlig. Margaret "Marty" Uhlig, 56, of Lockhart died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1995. She was born in New Braunfels on Sept. 11, 1938, the daughter of James Wesley Hoover Sr. and Sallie Hunter Bolen Hoover.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles B. Uhlig on May 8, 1990; four brothers, Vernon Hoover, William Hoover, Sherman Hoover and J. W. Hoover Jr.

Survivors include her daughters, Kimberly G. Uhlig of San Antonio, and Charlene R.Tiner and husband, Russell of Lockhart; brother, James H. "Herb" Hoover and wife, Salena of Austin; sisters, Dorothy H. Reed and husband, Gordon of Lockhart, Sallie Foreman and husband, Jimmy of Schertz, Eula Mae Martin and husband, Nathaniel of Mason, and Gladys Marie Reese and husband, Norman of Moore, OK; grandchildren, Amy R. Tiner, Zachary C. Uhlig, and Toby R. Tiner; mother-in-law, Ruth E. Uhlig of Lockhart; sisters-in-law, Lillian Maikranz and husband, Fred of Houston, and Deloris Malicoat of Lockhart.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 13 at McCurdy Funeral Home Chapel in Lockhart with Rev. Glen McCollum officiating. Burial followed at Niederwald Cemetery near Niederwald.

Pallbearers were Jesse C. Efird, Joe Schaefer, Michael R. Horn, N.J. (Bud) Etheredge, Richard E. Foreman, and Larry Mayberry.

Honorary pallbearers were Gordon Reed, Nathaniel Martin, Jim Foreman, Norman Reese, Fred Maikranz, and James Witter.


19 November 1938 ... 19 January 1995

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lytton. Springs Cemetery, Lytton Springs, with Dr. Richard Penna officiating.

Memorial seivices were held at 7 p.m., Monday, at the First United Methodist Church in Waco.

Mrs. Fariss was born Nov.19, 1938, in Lockhart to A.C. Strawn and Alma Brewer Strawn. She married David Fariss on June 2,1961. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received her masters degree from Baylor University. She taught mathematics in Orange, Taft and Connally and most recently at McLennan Community College. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waco.

Survivors are her husband, David L. Fariss of Waco; daughters, Jill Hoelscher and husband, Darren of Sugarland, Stacey Fariss of Waco; son, Gregory Fariss and wife Debbie of Coppell; mother, Alma Strawn of Lytton Springs; father, A.C. Strawn of Campbellsville, Kentucky; sister, Gail Peters of Austin.


August 30, 1936 Lockhart - September 30, 1994 Gonzales

Mr. Ross Bennett, 58, of Gonzales, died Sept. 30, 1994 in the Gonzales Memorial Hospital. Mr. Bennett was born Aug. 30, 1936 in Lockhart to Sherman and Dora Barber Bennett. Mr. Bennett was united in marriage to Betty Lynn Herms, who preceded him in death Sept. 22, 1977.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 2, in the Chapel of the Eeds Funeral Home with the Rev. A.W. McCrary officiating. Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery near Dale.

Serving as pallbearers were Ernest Herms, Clint Herms, Rodney Herms, Nelson Herms, Bruce Bennett and Brian Bennett.

Mr. Bennett is survived by his children, James Bennett and David Bennett, both of Gonzales, Sarah Weber and Patricia Sells both of Luling; brothers E.B. Bennett of Shreveport, Louisiana, Willard Bennett of Lockhart, Royce Bennett of Seguin; sister Ada Herms of Luling; and four grand children.

Funeral arrangements by Eeds Funeral Home, Lockhart.


1939 ... 27 November 1994 Bexar County

No other information.


31 March 1938 ... 22 May 1994

Lockhart Post Register: Joe B. Pittman, 56, of Round Rock, formerly of Lockhart, died Sunday, May 22, 1994.

He was a member of University Hills Church of Christ and will be remembered as a very loving and caring person.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at University Hill Church of Christ with Minister Ernest Bradley officiating. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. at Bunton Cemetery near Dale.

Mr. Pittman is survived by his wife of 22 years, Brenda Pittman; son, Michael Owen Pittman both of Round Rock; brother, James Ray Pittman of Lockhart; aunt, Clara Pittman of Refugio, and many loving friends and relatives.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Funeral Home. font>


5 March 1937 ... 9 August 1990

Mr. Buck Foster Powell, 53, of Luling died Aug. 9, 1990 in San Antonio. Mr. Powell was born in Lockhart March 5, 1937 to Charlie and Virginia Wilson Powell.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, in the family plot of the Lockhart Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Jordan officiating. Interment followed in the Lockhart Cemetery.

Mr. Powell is survived by sons, Paul Powell and Mark Powell both of Luling and David Powell of Lockhart; brother, Jimmy Powell of Lockhart; sister, Mrs. Coleta Murphy of Lockhart; and one grandchild.


B: 10 July 1939 Freer
D: 1 June 1990 Unknown

[Joseph C Wilson Jr]
SSN: 456605539
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 10 Jul 1939
Birth Place: Freer Duval, Texas
Death Date: 1 Jun 1990
Father: Joseph C Wilson
Mother: Madge A Franklin
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Jun 1955: Name listed as JOSEPH CLAY WILSON JR;
21 Dec 1996: Name listed as JOSEPH C WILSON


16 June 1938 ... 16 April 1989

Mrs. Jo Ann Murphree Haley, 50, of Rt. 1, Box 225-0, Lockhart, died April 16, 1989. Mrs. Haley was born June 16, 1938 in Caldwell County to Charles and Stella Bounds Murphee.

She was united in marriage to Woodrow Haley July 8, 1988 in Bastrop.

Funeral services were held April 19 at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Lockhart with the Rev. Dulaney Barrett officiating. Intennent followed in the Lockhart Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Scott Qarrison, Harold Garrison, Roy Williams, Roy Voight, Danny Yound and James O. Lipscomb.

Mrs. Haley is survived by her husband Woodrow of Lockhart; sons Terry Gene New of Houston, Charles Marlin New of Lockhart and Wesley Ray Haley of Woodlands; daughter, Billie Ann Chemeta of Houston; grandsons, Justin New, Chad Haley, Brett Haley; grandaughters, Christine New, Jane Ann Haley, Laura Lee Haley, Cherry Lynn Chemeta, Christine Chemeta and Shannon Louise Chemeta.


28 June 1939 ... 27 July 1988 Tarrant County

Ethel Faye Hargis, 49, of Forth Worth, passed away July 27, 1988, in Fort Worth. She was born June 28, 1939, to Joe C. and Mary Jane Koehler Woody, Sr. in San Marcos.

She married Ben Hargis of Forth Worth in 1973.

Funeral services were held at the family plot in the Lockhart City Cemetery on July 30 with the Rev. Gary Rodgers officiating.

Mrs. Hargis is survived by her parents, Joe C. Woody Sr. and Mary Jane Koehler Woody Sr.; husband, Ben Hargis of Fort Worth; son, Joseph Albert Markowitz of Seguin; daughter, Stella Marie Markowitz of Seguin; brother, Joe C. Woody Jr. of Lockhart; sister, Betty Jane Benton of Seguin; grandchildren, Chelsea Renee Markowitz and Stephanie Marie Markowitz both of Seguin.

Arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 South Main Street.


14 March 1938 Bastrop Co. ... 14 June 1988 Luling

Artie Ray Daniels: Graveside services were held for Artie Ray Daniels, 50, at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Delhi Cemetery.

Bro. Abraham officiated; and arrangements were under the direction of O'Bannon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Daniels was born in Bastrop County on March 14. 1938 to Tyre Pendleton and Myrtle Popps Pendleton. She was a housewife.

She died Tuesday, July 14, in the Edgar B. Davis Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband Sollie Daniels of Luling; five daughters, Mildred Stapp and Lou Ann Dees, both of Luling, Patsy Ruth Teague of Seguin, Stella Marie Moeller of Moulton and Clara Louise Hughes of Hitchcock; a son, Charley Ray Dees of Leesville; three sisters, Gladys Moore of Luling, Jessie Wofford of Danbury, and Ruth Wiley of Gonzales; two brothers, Clay Pendleton of Blessing and Roy Pendleton ofGonzales; and nine grandchildren.


10 March 1939 ... 3 March 1987

Mildred Katherine Gambrell, 48, died in her home in Lockhart, March 3, 1987. She was the daughter of the late Sidney Spivey Gambrell and Nora Katherine Rheinlander Gambrell of Lockhart.

She is survived by her brother, Dr. Thomas Ross Gambrell of Los Angeles, Calif. and a host of relatives.

Early in life, Mildred Gambrell gave indication of possessing unusual musical talent. Even before she finished high school, she had for several years been serving as organist at the First United Methodist Church of Lockhart. After graduating from Lockhart High School as an honor student, Mildred Gambrell entered the University of Texas where, at the end of her freshman year, she received the Sigma Alpha Iota Award as the outstanding music student. In 1962, she received the bachelor�s of music degree from Southwest Texas State University.

As a teacher of public school music, Mildred Gambrell received high acclaim and numerous notes of appreciation from parents and students, among which were a trophy by the Bacliffe Elementary School PTA for outstanding musical programs and honorary life membership in Texas Congress of Parents and Teacher (for distinguished service).

For Mildred Gambrell, genealogy held great interest; and as a result of genealogical investigation and research, she became affiliated with a number of hereditary societies, among which were the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Magna Charta Dames and Colonial Order of the Crown, also she is listed in �Living Descendants of Blood Royal.� Through her genealogical research and great expenditure of time as a typist, Mildred made a notable contribution to the publication of �A Gambrell Album, 1976".

Funeral services were conducted on March 8 at 2;30 p.m. by the Rev. Clinton R. Harris in the Chapel of Eeds Funeral Home. Internment followed at Lockhart City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her cousins, Pat King, Brian Eck, Lee Deviney, Thomas Barnett, William Barnett, Harry Hilgers, Dan Rheinlanders and Terry Rheinlander.


28 December 1937 ... 9 September 1985 Harris County

Theron B. "Dale" Mullins, 47, died Sept. 9, 1985 in Houston. He was born in Lockhart and was a graduate of Lockhart High School.

Mr. Mullins is survived by his wife, Brenda Day Mullins of Houston; his mother, Retta Launa Mullins of Luling; one son, Theron Shane Mullins of Abilene, two daughters, Denise and Diane Margita, both of Houston; a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Marie Mullins of Freer; two sisters, Freda Tandy of Corpus Christi and Evlon Bell of Luling; and by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Alpha and Pat Butler of Crane, Lorene and Victor Welch of Luling and Nettie Beth and Larry Wood of Midland.

Funeral services were held at St. Lukes United Methodist Church in Houston on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. with graveside services at 5 p.m. in the Bunton Cemetery in Dale.

Local arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home.


2 December 1938 ... 9 April 1981

Mr. Donald Ray Williams, 42, died April 9 in San Antonio.

Funeral services for the former construction supervisor for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company were held at 2 p.m., April 12 at Eeds Funeral Home Chapel. Burial took place at the Lockhart Cemetery. The Reverend Jerry Jones officiated, and pallbearers were Kent Williams, Joe Williams, Tommy Staton, Terry Bagwell, Douglas Williams, Raymond S. O'Brien, Samuel S. Ailler and Mike Rutigliano.

The deceased was born December 2, 1938 in Caldwell County, the son of Troy Lee Williams, and his wife, Jessie Bernice Rector.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Bernice Williams of Lockhart, four daughters, Cynthia Ann Deyette of Olympia, Washington, Linda Robin Williams of Palacios, Katherine Raye Williams of Bandera, and Melanie Williams of Rosewellm, New Mexico: two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Staton and Mrs. Wanda Fay Bagwell (a twin), both of Lockhart; and two brothers, Roger Williams of San Antonio and Bobby J. Williams of Lockhart.


Died April 5, 1975 Caldwell County

Janie Hutcheson married Neal Ray Schawe. No other information.


16 September 1938 ... 24 January 1975 Travis County

Lonnie is buried in Humphrey Cemetery, Caldwell County, Texas.

No other information.


Elizabeth is believed to have died in Arkansas in the 1970's, posssibly of kidney problems.


5 July 1939 ... 6 December 1962

Lockhart. General services will be held here at 3 pm, Sunday for a 23 year old, Harvey Gene Hyde, of Lockhart, killed in a traffic accident near Lampasas Friday.

Services will be held in McCurdy Funeral Home chapel with Rev. E. H. Wierth and Dr. E. C. Routh officiating.

Survivors include his widow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Fulps; two daughters, Lorie Joe Hyde and Nickie Jean Hyde; one son, Gene Lloyd Hyde; a grandfather, Wade Laws of Lockhart, one brother Joe Lynn Fulps of Portland, Ore.; and two sisters, Mrs. Pat Pettijohn of Baytown and Mrs. Helen Mae Edwards of Arlington, Va.

Note: Harvey was living in Austin at the time of his accident. He is buried in the Lockhart City Cemetery.


15 October 1936 ... 19 April 1957

Mike Tilton Killed In Auto Mishap

Mike Tilton died in Freer hospital of head injuries and Pasco Martin Jr. is hospitalized here with concussion, severe facial lacerations and body bruises, as a result of a car accident Friday night.

The accident occurred about 3 pm on Hwy. 59, approximately 10 miles northeast of Freer. According to a witness, the boys were not driving at excessive speed, but a strong wind was blowing. They passed a truck and in pulling over to the right side, seemed to get on a soft shoulder which started the car skidding. It crossed the road and went end over end with the doors coming open. Martin was close by the auto but Tilton was thrown about 30 feet.

Funeral services for Michael R. Tilton were held from McCurdy Funeral Home Monday morning, April 22 at 10 o'clock with the Rev. A. S. Neely, pastor of the First Methodist church conducting the service. Burial was in the family lot in Lockhart Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Parrish, Rodney Griffith, Bobbie Brown, David Dossey, Ray Williams, Jerome Schuetzeberg, Jimmy Schroeder.

Michael R. Tilton, son of John J. and Lucy Holloman Tilton was born in Lockhart, October 15, 1936 and lived here all his life. He died in Freer at 11 pm, Friday, April 19, 1957. He was a senior at Lockhart High School and a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Tilton, brothers William J. Tilton and Lawrence F. Tilton a half-brother ... (illegible).


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