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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Dorothy Lee Haberer Henderson was born at home in Uhland, Texas, on June 27, 1923, to parents William Max Haberer and Louise Marie Reidel Haberer. Dot enjoyed relating that she arrived before the doctor did. She lived a healthy, happy life until June 19, 2013, when she stepped into the shining light of eternity.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 21, 2013
Marian “Susie” (Hey) Ellison, 79, of Mason, Texas, and formerly of Brady, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Mason. Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Rochelle Cemetery. Marian was born on December 17, 1933, in Mason, Texas, to Wilson Smith Hey and Cora Christine Eckert.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 21, 2013 • Photos
Sherman D. Durst of Fredericksburg passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home, at the age of 60 years. Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m., at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Graveside services and interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Eric Zey, Charles Kiehne, Jamie Sparks, Bill Rank, Bob Surma, Jim Thomas, Gavin Cain and Caleb Hail Honorary pallbearers were Austin, Kyle, Mallory, Katy and Kimmy Durst, Rex ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 21, 2013 • Photos
Robert (Bob) Beaman of Austin passed away June 13, 2013. He was born on March 17, 1930, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Raymond and Gertrude Beaman. Upon graduation from high school his dad signed for him at the age of 17 to enlist in the US Navy. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
Ila Belle “Billie” Brown, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, June 9, at the age of 85. Billie is survived by her brother Sonny Holt and wife Nancy of Fredonia and a sister Iva Nell Sparks and husband Holden of Midland and many nieces and nephews including Mary Lou Smith of Fredericksburg.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013 • Photos
Diana Lynn Simpson, age 50, of May, went to be with the Lord Jesus whom she loved dearly on Monday May 20, 2013. Services for Diana were held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday May 24, 2013, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Maxwell and Dan Chapman officiating, interment will follow at the May Cemetery.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013 • Photos
Kenneth Loeffler, age 78 passed from this life on June 8, 2013, after a long and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Mason, Texas, on December 21, 1934, he was the son of Milton E. and Flora Belle Childress Loeffler. He is survived by his loving wife and constant companion for 57 years, Carolyn, a daughter, Karen Kaye Verell and her husband Al of Round Rock, TX, a son Ken Michael Loeffler and wife Terri, of Austin, TX, three granddaughters, Heather Verell, Audrey Loeffler and Kathry ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013 • Photos
Murry Glen Hatfield, 58, of Millersview passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at his residence. He was born on June 21, 1954, in Sherman, TX, to Leon and Bettie (Cavender) Hatfield. Murry was a lifelong farmer and rancher. He married Rhonda Robinson in April of 1997. Murry was active member of the Millersview VFD and while living in Sherman, he was a member of the First Baptist Church. Murry is survived by his wife and two children, Cody Hatfield and wife Jamie of Mason, Amy Dobbs and husband ...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 • Posted June 5, 2013 • Photos
Gwendolyn Bean Swindall was born November 1, 1939, and passed away on May 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rodgers Maxwell “Jelly” and Emma Louise “Dixie” Stengel Bean. Gwen was the descendant of a German pioneering family. Her great grandparents were Peter and Emma Jordan who settled on Upper Willow Creek in Mason County in 1856.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 15, 2013
Charles Creighton Steapp, 76, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at home in Grapevine, Texas. He was born to the late Edward L. and Eola K. Steapp on July 13, 1936, in Menard, Texas, formerly of Deming, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dudley Steapp, of Mason, Texas. In 1956, he married the late Mary Ruth Bishop.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 15, 2013 • Photos
Sammye Gray of Cherokee Texas passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the age of 81. She was born to Mary (Brantley) and Sam Williams August 21, 1931 in Brady Texas. She enjoyed reading, hunting arrowheads and visiting with friends. Sammye is survived by her daughter Rebekah McCarty and husband Bart of Cherokee; Sons Martin and wife Shirley of Cherokee and Mark of Gonzales, Louisiana; daughter-in-law Shannon Gray of Alpine; Five grandchildren, Laura, Rachel, Joshua, Heather, and Symantha; Four G ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Posted May 1, 2013 • Photos
Ruth C. Wilson, 88, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013. She was born in Mason, Texas on February 13, 1925. She is preceded in death by her husband William A. “Dick” Wilson and daughter Mary Brooker. She is survived by her daughter Jackie and her husband Joe “Steve” Stephens of Winfield, Tennessee and her son William “Larry” Wilson of Harper, Texas.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Posted May 1, 2013 • Photos
John Henry Albers, age 96, passed away on April 22, 2013. Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 2:00 p. m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Patricia Jentsch officiating.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Mr. Steapp passed away on April 17, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas, at the age of 76. Memorial services will be held in Mason in mid-May.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013 • Photos
Mr. Vater was born July 26, 1936, in Mason to Milton and Louise (Johnson) Vater. He attended North Texas State University in Denton and married Jeannette Priess in Fredericksburg on May 24, 1959. He was a retired teacher for Beeville ISD and taught government, history, speech and drama from 1959-81.