TOM BENTON HALL
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
BARBARA PUCKETT CARPENTER
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: www.heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com.
Published in Odessa American on Feb. 2, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries
WANDA JOLENE OWEN CROZIER
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.
JAMES ALVIN PEARSON
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.
CARROLL DEAN MIEARS
B: 17 Jul 1939 Dale, Texas
YOAKUM - Carroll Dean Miears, age 74, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
D: 15 May 2014 Yoakum, Texas
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 Warriors.com or First Baptist Church. On-line guest book may be signed at www.thielecooper.com
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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