Our Obituaries

Wyvonne M. Wenzel

February 6, 1937 - January 26, 2018

Wyvonne Merlene Wenzel, age 80, passed away peacefully at Hamilton Healthcare on January 26, 2018, with her family by her side. Wyvonne will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years, H. C., children Rick Wenzel and wife Karen of Pasadena, Gail Ashby and husband Larry of Denton. Wyvonne will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Ehran and Jill Wenzel, Ehric and Symathia Wenzel,...
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Kimberly Sue Sutton

September 13, 1972 - January 22, 2018


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Alycia Ann Hudson

August 6, 1974 - January 18, 2018


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Madie M. Dansbee

May 10, 1921 - January 18, 2018


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Helen Miller

December 29, 1937 - January 12, 2018

Helen Ann Lutwitzi Taylor Miller, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 12, 2018. Visitation is Monday, January 15, 2018 at Riley Funeral Home from 5-7 PM. Service will be Tuesday, January 16 at First United Methodist Church in Evant at 1 PM, followed by a burial at Murphree Cemetery.Helen was born December 29, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI to Walter & Ruth Lutwitzi. She spent many...
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Maggie Gardner

March 2, 1916 - January 11, 2018

Maggie Gardner, age 101, died January 11, 2018. Services were held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton where she was a member. Burial followed at Shive Public Cemetery. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Maggie loved working with her hands as she crafted quilts together, cooking, and working in the lunchroom at Fairy ISD. She made hominy, lye soap,...
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Oleta O. Hahn

December 30, 1925 - January 6, 2018

Oleta Hahn, age 92, passed away in Henderson, Texas on January 6, 2018. Oleta was born on December 30, 1925 in McGirk, Texas to Kelton K.K. Newton and Sallie R Miles.Mrs. Hahn was preceded in death by her husband Leon Hansford Hahn in 2013, her parents, and her brother Melvin Newton.Oleta is survived by her daughter Jeannie and husband Pete Raymond of Woodbridge, VA, her son Ron and wife Alice...
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William Clyde Raibourn

July 4, 1929 - January 2, 2018

William Clyde Raibourn died peacefully at Providence Hospital on January 2, 2018 in Waco, Texas at the age of 88.Clyde is survived by three children: Joe Raibourn and his wife, Kathy, of McGregor; Jay Raibourn of Waco; Lana Colvin and her husband, Marc, of Pearland. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Courtney Raibourn and his wife, Ashley, of China Springs; Laurie Johnson and her husband,...
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Mildred Lovell

August 23, 1938 - December 30, 2017

Mildred Lovell, age 79, died December 30, 2017. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 9-10 AM at Riley Funeral Home. Service will follow at 10 AM with burial at Bee House Cemetery in Bee House, TX.Mildred was a member of the Evant Church of Christ. She always had a smile on her face no matter what she was enduring. Mildred was characterized as a strong person, a fighter, and an...
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Donnah Faye Nordstrom

October 4, 1939 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Berylene Newman

May 7, 1933 - December 25, 2017

Berylene Turner Newman went home to our Lord and Savior on Dec. 25, 2017. Service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27 at First Baptist Church in Evant.She was born in Mills County, May 7, 1933 to Beryle Audrey Turner and Lillian Oneta Traylor.She moved and attended several schools as her parents were school teachers.She met and married John Lloyd Newman on March 9, 1950 in Doole, Texas. On Aug. 25,...
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Sandra L. Woody

August 8, 1946 - December 19, 2017

Sandra Woody, age 71, passed away December 19, 2017 in Hamilton. Graveside service will be Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery.Sandra was a member of Living Waters Worship Center in Hamilton.Sandra was a loving mother and a homemaker for most of her life. Sandra was a Lampasas probation officer in her early years. She loved to crochet and create. Sandra's gift was cooking. She...
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Baylous Winkler Brown

January 7, 1927 - December 12, 2017

Baylous Winkler Brown went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 12, 2017 at his home in Hamilton after living 90 years, 11 months, and 5 days.Funeral services were held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton. Burial followed at the Blue Ridge Cemetery. Baylous was born January 7, 1927, the eighth and youngest child of Joe Rogers and Martha (Mattie) Killion Brown in...
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Lenola Martin

November 2, 1936 - December 10, 2017

Lenola Martin, age 81, of Hamilton, Texas passed away in Temple, Texas on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Len was born on November 2, 1936 in Lampasas, Texas to Leonard Floyd and Minneola (Chambers) Fowler. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her two husbands, Richard Redford Martin and James Wilburn Martin, daughter Brenda Evans and her parents. Len is survived by her four children Ronnie Layne...
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Bobbie Nell Ragsdale

June 15, 1917 - December 9, 2017

December 9, 2017 marked the passing of longtime Hamiltonian, Bobbie Nell Ragsdale. She was 100 years, 177 days old.She was born Bobbie Nell Stoker on June 15, 1917 in Hillsboro, Texas. The family was poor and moved around in that area of Texas called the "Oil Patch". Her favorite recollections of that period were being baptized in the Pecos River and clerking at J.C. Penny and Montgomery Ward...
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Diana Sanders

December 30, 1978 - November 26, 2017

Diana Gail Rogers Sanders, 38, died November 26, 2017.Visitation will be Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5-8 pm at Riley Funeral Home. Service will be December 2, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home Chapel at 10 AM followed by a burial at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. She was born on December 30, 1978 in Comanche, Texas to Henry and Bernadene Rogers. Diana attended numerous schools during her younger years...
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William White

March 15, 1949 - November 20, 2017

William "Smoky" White, age 68, died November 20, 2017.A memorial service will be announced at a later date.Smoky was in the Army, as well as a truck driver, and welder. You name it-he did it. Left to cherish Smoky's memories his daughter, Dana Lynne Cain of College Station, TX; sons, Allan Scott White of Fort Worth, TX, Faden Jesse White, and John Henry White of Colorado; siblings include,...
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Ernest SUGGS

August 31, 1926 - November 20, 2017

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Ernest Eugene (Gene, Peek-o) Suggs, who passed into Heaven on November 20, 2017. Gene is survived by his loving wife of over 69-years, Billie Payne Suggs; their three daughters, Ann Hooks (Ridge), Jan Loy (Rick), and Nan Nance (Bruce); 8 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren; as well as countless other family and friends. He is preceded in...
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Aaron Keith Boley

November 30, 1953 - November 15, 2017

Aaron Keith Boley passed away peacefully at his home on November 15, 2017 in Ireland, Texas at the age of 63.Keith is survived by wife, Angela Boley; daughter, Stephanie and husband, Justin; grandson, Aaron Mahaney of Massachusetts; sisters, Dianne Boley, and Melba and husband, Joel Rodgers; brothers, Ronnie and Michael Boley; numerous nieces and nephews; and his loving dog, Pearl. Keith was...
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Leslie Harris

August 12, 1958 - November 11, 2017

Leslie Janiece Harris of Hamilton, TX, born August 12, 1958 in Brady, TX, was called home to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at 2 PM in the Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton, TX. Officiating the ceremony will be Mike Chance of Waco, TX. Survivors include her loving husband, Scott Harris; sons, Ray and wife, Holly Bailey,...
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Sam Newt Pederson

September 14, 1935 - November 5, 2017

Sam Newt Pederson, Sr., age 82, of Stephenville, Texas passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Ft. Worth, TX, surrounded by his wife and 2 sons. Newt was born in Hamilton on September 14, 1935, to John M. Sr. and Sammie Pederson. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1954, then attended Abilene Christian College and Northeast Louisiana State before starting his career. He married Bobbie...
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Carmalee Boyd

January 26, 1936 - October 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Kenneth Wayne Boatwright

June 19, 1950 - October 28, 2017

Kenneth Wayne Boatwright, 67, of Hamilton, passed away on October 28, 2017. Visitation for Kenneth Boatwright will be on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Service will be held at Riley Funeral Home on November 1, 2017 at 10:00 am. Graveside service to follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery in Shive, TX. Kenneth was born June 19, 1950 in Hico, TX to Troy and Lena Boatwright. Kenneth holds...
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Alvin Meissner

November 17, 1933 - October 24, 2017

Rev. Alvin Gilbert Meissner entered his heavenly home at age 83 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in Round Rock, Texas, surrounded by his wife and four daughters. He was born the eldest of seven brothers in Cranfills Gap, Texas, on November 17, 1933, to parents Albert and Flora Meissner, and baptized on December 24, 1933. Alvin was a graduate of Concordia College in Austin, TX, and subsequently...
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John D. Pool

August 23, 1935 - October 21, 2017

John David Pool, 82, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 21, 2017. David's family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at a memorial service on Wednesday, October 25, at 3:00 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton. David was born on October 23, 1935, to John Milton (Mickey) Pool and Margaret Love Pool in Coleman, Texas. They moved to Plainview and later to Dumas...
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William Craig Olsen

May 18, 1935 - October 20, 2017

Bill Olsen, 82, went to be with the Lord on Friday October 20, 2017 in Crowley, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Riley Funeral Home. Service will be held Friday, October 27, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton at 11 AM, followed by a burial at Pecan Wells Cemetery. A loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and papa. Bill was born May 18, 1935 in...
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Margaret R. Stephens

August 11, 1930 - October 16, 2017

Margaret R. Callan StephensMargaret R. Stephens, went to be with Lord on October 16, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends at her home in Evant, Texas. She was born on August 11, 1930 to Raymond and Maude (Hill) Callan. She married Curtis R. Stephens on August 28, 1946. They had two sons Jerry and Danny. In 1955, the family moved to the Mansfield area, and they...
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Jimmie Rebekah Norton

August 22, 1925 - October 10, 2017

Jimmie Rebekah NortonMrs. Jimmie Norton, 92, of Hamilton, Texas passed away October 10th 2017. She was born August 22,1925 to the late Luther and Jessie Kelley. Jimmie is preceded in death by her husband Paul Norton, daughters Sharon Taylor and Melissa Harding (Taylor).She leaves behind her two sons Terry (Judy) Taylor and Jim Edd (Cyndi) Taylor. Also leaves behind Rachel Norton (Ron), Patty ...
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Cletys Geraldine Geeslin

November 17, 1930 - October 6, 2017

Geraldine Poe Geeslin was born November 17, 1930, the daughter of Avery and Lera Poe of Star, Texas. She passed away Friday October 6, in Hamilton. Geraldine grew up with her brothers and sister working on the family farm. She graduated from Star High School and attended Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos. She married Elmer Geeslin on November 6, 1951. She and Elmer moved to Bisbee,...
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David Amaro

December 15, 1962 - October 4, 2017

David Amaro of Hamilton, 54, died October 4, 2017.Visitation will be Monday, October 9, 2017 5-7 PM followed by a rosary beginning at 7 PM. Service will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home Chapel at 10 AM in Hamilton, TX.He was born to Rita and Vicente Amaro on December 15, 1962. Living most of his childhood in Lubbock where he was born, he moved to Hamilton in 1978, where he...
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Johnny Earl Chapman

December 2, 1946 - October 3, 2017

Johnny Earl Chapman of Hamilton, Texas, owner of Hamilton Pipe Company went to be with the Lord On Oct. 3, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family.He was born to Earl and Gracie Chapman Dec. 2, 1946 in Spur, Texas. He served in the US Army in Germany.He married his wife of 43 years, Lana Chapman on Nov. 19, 1974 in Pecos, Texas. He loved God, his family, and church family, his dogs, old cars,...
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Elizabeth Bragg

August 21, 1939 - September 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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James Earl Crouch

February 20, 1941 - September 23, 2017

James Earl Crouch, lawyer in Hamilton for more than 50 years, died in Dallas Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.He was the husband of Jane Caudle Crouch, father of Jana Crouch Lippe and grandfather of Bailey, Alyssa and Trenton (T.J.) GiftJim was born Feb. 20, 1941, the son of John William and Mary Boatwright Crouch of Mathis. His brothers are Ben of College Station...
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Elsie L. Roper

December 9, 1915 - September 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Joy A. Garrett

March 13, 1939 - September 19, 2017

Joy Almeda Stubbs Garrett, age 78, died on September 19, 2017 in Hamilton Texas. On March 13, 1939, Joy was born to E.D. and Captola Smith Stubbs in Floydada, Texas. She moved to Hamilton in 1946 to live and was raised by her Aunt Floy Smith and Uncle Earl and Shug Smith. She graduated Hamilton High School in 1958. She has been a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church. She has lived and...
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Cathy Lynn Sellers

August 6, 1954 - September 14, 2017

Cathy Lynn Watson Sellers, 63, passed away on September 14, 2017 at her home in Hamilton, TX surrounded by her family. She was born August 6, 1954 in Hico, TX to Clyde Willis and Eva Nell Watson. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1972. She married her high school sweetheart, Ted Sellers on December 30, 1972.Her life was devoted to her family, her church and hundreds of children and...
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Lela Faye Smith

February 26, 1931 - September 11, 2017

Lela Faye Townsend Smith, 86, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Hamilton.Service will be Friday, September 15, 2017, 2 PM at Riley Funeral Home Chapel followed by a burial at Murphree Cemetery in Evant. Faye was born February 26, 1931 in Evant, the youngest of five children of Joe G. and Lillie Hunziker Townsend. Her Townsends were among the early pioneers of Hamilton County, as they...
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Abe E. McGinty

September 8, 1926 - September 11, 2017

Abe Ernest McGinty, Jr., 91, passed away Monday morning, September 11, 2017 peacefully in his home on his beloved Mustang Creek Ranch. He had been ill for sometime and had Hospice care attending. Abe McGinty was born September 8, 1926 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Abe Ernest McGinty and Winnifred Lorraine Jones. Abe grew up in Liberty,...
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Leonard J. Karasek

November 14, 1945 - September 10, 2017

Leonard James Karasek, 71, of Rainbow, Texas, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 10, 2017 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. He was born in East Bernard Texas to Willie and Marcella Karasek November 14, 1945. He was provided his second chance at life in June 2013 after receiving a bilateral lung transplant. Leonard was a loving and passionate man who loved his family. His hobbies...
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Gene Hoherz

February 20, 1944 - September 10, 2017

Gene Dwight Hoherz, 73 of Ireland, Texas passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, September 10, 2017. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 13 from 6-8 PM at Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, TX. Burial will be held at Bethel Cemetery in Ireland, TX. Gene was born February 20, 1944 in Hamilton, TX to Louie and Elveeta Hoherz. Raised on the family farm, he...
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Dennis Ensor

May 22, 1951 - September 8, 2017

Dennis Kelso Ensor's big life adventure began on May 22, 1951 when he was born the first son to James and Billie Ensor in Lubbock County. He remained a Texas boy his whole life.When he was 3 years old, Dennis, his parents, and his 4-year-old sister, Sharon, moved to Ft. Stockton, Texas, so that his father could farm there. One of Dennis and Sharon's favorite places to play on the farm was on a...
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Orlean Oney

December 14, 1941 - September 8, 2017

Orlean Oney, 75, died September 8, 2017. Visitation is Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Riley Funeral Home. Service is Wednesday, September 13, 2 PM at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel, followed by a burial at Pearl Cemetery.Orlean was born December 14, 1941, to Robert and Lola (Reece) Bridges in Pioneer, LA. She later met Royce Oney, whom she married on March 8, 1958 in Dallas. ...
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Ramona Lopez

April 27, 1945 - September 5, 2017

Ramona Lopez or "Momo," 72, was born April 27, 1945 in Oglesby, TX to the late Frank and Mary Galindo. Momo passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Waco, TX following a short illness. Services were held Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home with a burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Momo was a faithful member of Victory Christian fellowship for 40 years. ...
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Cecil Kauitzsch

October 29, 1922 - September 1, 2017

Cecil A. Kauitzsch, 94, died September 1, 2017.He was born in Pottsville, Texas to Herman and Frieda Gromatzky Kauitzsch. He graduated from Pottsville High school and shortly after joined the Army Air Corps. He served as a pilot during WWII in the European Theatre and after the war, served in Japan during the Occupation. After serving his country for 8 years, Cecil returned to Pottsville...
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Marta Mejia

June 26, 1953 - August 29, 2017

Marta Jorge Mejia, 64, passed away August 29, 2017.Marta was born June 26, 1953 in Panchimalco, El Salvador in Central America. She attended elementary school until 1961. She worked in the fields until she was 21 years old and raised her two younger brothers. In 1977, she met her husband, Marino Mejia and opened a small construction business. During that time, they raised their daughters and...
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Abner F. Teague

May 25, 1919 - August 23, 2017

Abner Franklin Teague, 98, passed away August 23, 2017. Services will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Interment to follow at I. O. O. F. Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, August 25, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home from 6-7 PM. Abner was born May 25, 1919 in Gainesville, TX and graduated from high school in 1936. He attended Texas Tech and graduated in Chemical...
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Loretta Laverne Thompson Armstrong Eppler

February 26, 1926 - August 20, 2017

Loretta Laverne Thompson Armstrong Eppler, age 91, passed away on Sunday August 20, 2017 in Hamilton.Loretta was born on February 26, 1926 in Hamilton County to Joe Lee and Sopha Bertie Bell Trout Thompson.Loretta was the kindest sweetest soul, always had a smile and lived a simple life.She is preceded in death by her two beloved husbands Charles Armstrong and R.C.Eppler and her son Gary...
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Katherine Marie HULSEY

July 2, 1939 - August 17, 2017

Katherine Marie Hulsey of Hamilton peacefully passed from life August 17, 2017. She went home to Heaven to be with Jesus.Services will be held Thursday August 24, 2017 at 10:30am with visitation at 9:30am at Riley Funeral Home, internment will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery, in Shive Community.Kathy was born July 2, 1939 to Jack and Myrtle Kincheloe of Hamilton, she was very loving and devoted...
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Elizabeth Marie Pointer

June 27, 1917 - August 16, 2017

Elizabeth Marie Pointer of Hamilton passed away on August 16, 2017.Mrs. Pointer, known to everyone as Marie, was born on June 27, 1917 in Ireland Texas. Her parents were the late Osman Fletcher Trammell and Lydia Minerva Morrow Trammell. She was the youngest of ten children. She spent her childhood on a farm where they grew almost everything they needed and she attributed part of her longevity to...
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Betty A. Senger

February 10, 1935 - August 8, 2017

Betty Ann (Bottlinger) Senger of Grove, OK died August 8, 2017 at Integris Hospital of Grove after a short illness. Visitation will be Friday, August 11, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. Services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, Hamilton, TX, Saturday, August 12, 2017. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Betty was born on February 10, 1935 to Lee Monroe and Nora Emma...
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Shirley L. Bottlinger

April 9, 1932 - August 8, 2017

Shirley Lorene Witte Bottlinger was born April 9, 1932 in Indian Gap, Texas to Oscar Henry Witte and Bertha Hulda Seider Witte.Visitation will be Friday, August 11, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. Service will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aleman at 10 AM. Interment to follow at St. Paul Cemetery. She was the second of eleven children. Shirley was...
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Morris Franklin Brown

October 12, 1932 - August 5, 2017

Morris Franklin Brown, 84, of Evant passed on to be with our Lord on August 5, 2017. Memorial Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Goldthwaite on August 20, 2017 at 3:30pm. Morris was born October 12, 1932 in Evant, Texas, the son of Henry Milton Brown and Eva Gertrude Marshall Brown. He graduated from Evant, Texas. He entered the United States Air Force and served in Korea...
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Walter Elmer John Rabbe

May 19, 1922 - July 28, 2017

Walter Elmer John Rabbe, 95, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 in Hamilton, Texas. Mr. Rabbe was the second of seven children born to Charlie Henry Rabbe, Sr. and Ida Alma Teggemann Rabbe.Funeral services were held at 11 AM on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home with Calvin Goerdel officiating. Burial followed in the family plot at New I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hamilton. Walter was born...
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Debbie Fay Dodd

June 12, 1965 - July 27, 2017

Debbie Fay Grizzle Dodd died at home after a long illness on July 27, 2017.Debbie was born on June 12, 1965 at Mansfield, TX to David and Christine Grizzle. She was a loving caring nurse for the elderly. She said they were the "forgotten" people.She was preceded in death by her father, David Grizzle; little sister, Lisa Marie Grizzle; and both sets of grandparents.Survivors include husband,...
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Mary Jane Gardner

July 30, 1924 - July 23, 2017

Mary Jane Gardner passed away on July 23, 2017 in Hamilton, TX, at the age of 92.Funeral Services will be held at the Chapel at Blue Ridge Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Thursday July 27, 2017with Miles Miears officiating. Mary was born on July 30, 1924 to A. Howard and Harriet Annie Williams Kelly in Hamilton County. She married Walter Lee (W.L.) Gardner on December 9, 1938. Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker...
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John Brent Kopp

July 15, 1969 - July 14, 2017

John Brent Kopp, 48, of Austin, Texas was born July 15, 1969 in Austin to Larry Dale Kopp and Sue Newsom Kopp. He was a child of God through baptism on August 25, 1969 at Faith Lutheran Church in Austin and was confirmed in May 1986. John was a native Austinite and graduated from Anderson High School. He had a long and successful career working for the State of Texas, including the Comptroller's...
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William T. Lester

March 20, 1936 - July 14, 2017

William Thomas "Tommy" Lester, 81, passed away July 14, 2017. Tommy was born March 20, 1936 to Osa Ola and Willie Viola (Thompson) Lester. After high school, he joined the Army. Tommy loved fishing and hunting. He was a known workaholic. Tommy started his own A/C contracting company in Deer Park that is still there today and run by his son, Kyle. After retirement, Pat and Tommy moved to...
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Dixie Ruth Massingill

February 25, 1935 - July 13, 2017

Dixie Ruth Hopson Massingill was born in Gatesville, Texas on February 25, 1935 to William Penn Hopson and Velma Ruth Hopson. Dixie married the love of her life, Mahlon Lee "Bud" Massingill on June 9, 1951 in Gatesville, Texas. Dixie and Bud spent many years traveling the state of Texas as he followed his career in iron working. They eventually settled in Everman, Texas where they reared their...
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Maxine Brown

October 24, 1926 - July 11, 2017

Maxine "Ma" Brown, 90, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2017 in Hamilton, Texas. She was born and raised in Blooming Grove, Texas. She met her husband, Nolan Brown, in Frost, Texas, and they soon married and started a family. Family was the most important thing to Ma, and as her family grew she was able to enjoy them for many years. She loved her God, her family, her country, sports, horse...
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Donald L. McDonald

December 10, 1951 - July 7, 2017

Don McDonald passed away on July 7th, 2017 in Hamilton, Texas at the age of 65.Funeral services were held on Monday, July 10th at @2:00 P. M. with Clint Davis officiating. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton.Don was born in Freer, Texas on December 10, 1951, to C. W. McDonald. His mother, Katherine McDonald passed away when Don was only 3 years old. Don was raised by his father...
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Helen Maxine Thompson

March 4, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Helen "Maxine" Massingill Thompson of Hamilton, passed away July 2, 2017.Visitation will be Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Riley Funeral Home. Service will be July 6, 2017 at 1 PM, Riley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton. Mrs. Thompson was born March 4, 1929 in Hamilton, Texas to Grace and Burl Massingill.She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Teresa Sanchez

May 23, 1959 - June 30, 2017

Teresa Lorraine Sanchez, 58, of Hamilton, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. Teresa was born May 23, 1959 in Dallas, TX to Jerry Ann and Stanley Russell Woodruff Sr. She worked for the United States Postal Service in Duncanville, TX where she retired after 25 years of service. She also worked at a Bingo hall for many years where she made lots of great friends and she loved to play the game. She...
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Nella Beth Barfield

July 20, 1927 - June 30, 2017

Nella "Beth" Barfield, 89, passed away June 30, 2017.Visitation is Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home from 5-7 PM. Services will be Monday, July 3, 2017. Burial to follow in Pecan Wells Cemetery in Pecan Wells.Beth loved the Lord and was a devoted Baptist. She enjoyed her puzzles and reading a good book. And when that wasn't enough, Beth could be found cheering on her Texas Rangers or...
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Rebecca Moyers

December 28, 1942 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Sarah Ann Coble

March 25, 1941 - June 20, 2017

Sarah "Ann" Coble, 76, of Hamilton, passed away June 20, 2017.Ann was born March 25, 1941 to Walter and Vivian Doyle in Carlton where she attended school. She married Benny Coble who sadly, passed away in 2003. She enjoyed gardening. Visitation will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home from 5:30-7:30 PM. Graveside service will take place Saturday, June 24 in Pearl, TX, at 10 AM...
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Nelda Jean Donahoo

October 16, 1937 - June 11, 2017

Nelda Jean Donahoo , 79, of Hamilton passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. Funeral Services will be held, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Drew Dabbs officiating. Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery.Nelda was born October 16, 1937, the youngest daughter of Edgar Newsom and Vallie Jones Newsom. She married Billy Charles Donahoo on January 20, 1951. They had...
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Susan Reinert

April 23, 1955 - June 6, 2017

Susan Geeslin Reinert was born April 23, 1955, in Bisbee, Arizona, the daughter of Elmer and Geraldine Poe Geeslin. She passed away on Tuesday June 6, 2017, following a short illness. At one year old her parents purchased a farm and ranch outside of Hamilton on the Leon River. Susan attended school in Hamilton where she was active in 4-H, stock shows, and cheerleading. Susan graduated as...
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Margaret Jane Pierce

February 12, 1928 - June 6, 2017

Margaret Yeager Pierce, age 89, passed away June 6, 2017. Margaret was born in Pecan Wells to Henry and Mary Perkins Yeager on February 12, 1928. She married John Pierce, Jr. in Hamilton on December 18, 1943. Over her lifetime Margaret worked numerous jobs. She was a cotton picker, waitress, cook, nurse's aide, and genealogist. Margaret enjoyed being a member of the Daughters of the American...
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Melvin Franklin Henkes

July 31, 1934 - June 6, 2017

Melvin Franklin Henkes was born in Indian Gap, Texas, on July. 31,1934 to Louise Marwitz Henkes and Herman D.Henkes. He attended school at Indian Gap until eighth grade when his family moved to Hamilton where he graduated from Hamilton High School in 1952.He was employed by the A&P Grocery for 10 years. He then graduated from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and became a part of Riley...
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Roger Lee Wenzel

November 28, 1958 - June 2, 2017

Roger Lee Wenzel was born on November 28, 1958 in Hamilton, TX to Eldor and Charlotte Wenzel. He went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017 after a lengthy illness. As a "big boy with a big heart," Roger was the joy of his parent's lives. He attended Hamilton Public Schools his entire life and graduated in 1977. He was known as an exceptional athlete, and an avid golfer.He married...
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Geneva Delores Galindo

November 14, 1939 - May 27, 2017

Geneva Delores Blanco Galindo, 77, was born November 14, 1939 and passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017. She was born in Crawford, Texas to Theodoro and Louisa Blanco. She lived most of her young life in Oglesby, Texas where she graduated high school. In 1959 she married John Joe Galindo at the age of 19 and they moved to Hamilton, Texas where they raised a family, and shared 58 wonderful years...
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Naomi Fay Wall

June 23, 1926 - May 25, 2017

Naomi Fay Wall was born June 21, 1926, in Spicewood, Texas to Andrew and Bessie English and passed away May 25, 2017 at Hillside Medical Lodge in Gatesville, Texas.Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Evant Church of Christ. Service is 10 AM followed by a burial at Haynie Flat Cemetery in Spicewood at 2:30 PM. Naomi married H.T. Wall on July 17, 1945 in Burnet, Texas. ...
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James Thomas Dooley

October 18, 1944 - May 24, 2017

James "Tom" Dooley, 72, died May 24, 2017 surrounded by family.Tom was born October 18, 1944, to Jimmie and Lloyd Dooley. After high school Tom joined the Army where he devoted 17 years to his country. Tom was an avid hunter and sportsman. He participated many years in the pistol and rifle competitions. Memorial service will be held at a later date.Left to cherish Tom's memory is his wife,...
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Maggie E. Ballard

March 21, 1941 - May 21, 2017

Maggie Ballard went to be with the Lord on Sunday May 21, 2017. Maggie Ballard was born in Hamilton, TX to Henry Hohertz and Annie (Cody) Hohertz on March 21, 1941. She attended Hamilton High School and graduated from T.S.T.C. she had many talents, she was a mother, sister, grandmother, homemaker, and nursing assistant. Maggie loved reading and writing poetry. Maggie is survived by her...
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Leona Zschiesche Eilers

August 4, 1922 - May 16, 2017

Leona Zschiesche Eilers, born Leona Alma Marwitz, age 94, passed away May 16, 2017. Visitation will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Riley Funeral Home. Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville, Texas, 2 PM, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Interment to follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Pottsville, Texas. Leona was born August 4, 1922, in Indian Gap to Eduard and Frieda ...
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Gene Buchanan Blackwell

September 3, 1931 - May 11, 2017

Dr. Gene B. Blackwell, age 85 of Carlton, TX and formerly of Childress, died Thursday, May 11, in Hamilton, TX. He was born in Kent County to Floyd and Iris May McGlothlin Blackwell. Gene and Jane Knight Blackwell were married on September 12, 1953 in Bellevue, TX.They had moved to the area in 1987 after retiring from his Optometrist Practice in Childress. After moving to the area he continued to...
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William Thomas Shelton

October 19, 1942 - April 12, 2017

William T. "Tommy" Shelton, Jr., went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2017. He was a loving father and a friend to everyone. There are no services at this time. Tommy was preceded in death by his mother, Billye Faye Shelton; and father, Bill Shelton. Survivors include his son, Kevin T. Shelton; grandson, Bradley Smith; brothers, Rob Roy Shelton, Jerry Jack Shelton; and many nieces and...
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Billy Mack Lamb

December 22, 1948 - April 12, 2017

Our dad was someone who wanted to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt. Billy Mack Lamb (William McKinley Lamb), lost his fight against cancer, April 12, 2017. He passed away peacefully at home with his sons by his side.A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11 AM at Riley Funeral Home...
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Mary Texanna Stringer

August 3, 1919 - April 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Lorene D. Parks

April 3, 1919 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Clydie Mae Kinser

February 15, 1926 - March 17, 2017

Clydie May Kinser, age 91, of Gatesville passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Meadows.Clydie was born February 15, 1926 in Hamilton County to D.C. and Oral Mae Smith. Clydie was a loving mother, granny, and great granny. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, reading, and spending time with her family. She graduated from Hamilton High School. She began her working career straight out of...
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Joe Frank Haynes

September 25, 1952 - March 14, 2017

Joe Frank Haynes, 64, of Hamilton, passed away March 14, 2017.Joe was born September 25, 1952 to G.P. and Rosellan Haynes. Graveside Services will be held March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton. Joe is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Susie; granddaughter, Savannah Haynes; brothers; Paul Haynes, Clarence Haynes, Norman "Doc" Haynes, Alvin Haynes; sister, Rose Whitaker...
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Wanda Hubbard

October 11, 1970 - March 13, 2017

Wanda's StoryHer journey began on October 11, 1970 in Weimar, Texas. Living in Hempstead, TX until 1985 when she and her parents moved to Hamilton. Here, she graduated from Hamilton High School, class of 1989. Her first job was at Levels grocery store, starting off as a cashier and moving up to a manager. After leaving Levels, she worked several other jobs, until she found her home at...
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Charlie Mae Green

February 12, 1930 - March 10, 2017

Charlie Mae Hopkins Green, age 87, passed away March 10, 2017.Miss Charlie was born February 12, 1930 to D.W. and Bessie Hopkins. She married Albert Claud Green on May 18, 1951 in Gatesville. Charlie then began her journey of being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. During that time, she was a housewife, an accomplished seamstress, and for many years, an Avon...
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Gary Wade Krueger

April 7, 1965 - March 9, 2017

Gary Wade Krueger, 51, of Hamilton passed away on March 9, 2017.Services were held on Monday, March 13, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hamilton with interment held at St. Paul's Cemetery in Aleman, Texas.Gary was born on April 7, 1965, to Raymond Cecil Krueger, JR and Mavis Fern Meissner in Gatesville, Texas. He was baptized on April 25, 1965 and confirmed on March 5, 1978 at St. Paul's...
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Frances Gardner

September 3, 1922 - March 6, 2017

Frances Leona Guest Gardner was born September 3, 1922 at the family ranch in the Sunshine Community to Mollie Haile Guest and John Olin Guest. She passed away on March 6, 2017 in Hamilton.She graduated from Carlton High School where she was a cheerleader and active in all sports. She was an accomplished horsewoman and won many barrel racing competitions. Upon graduation from high school, she...
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Goldie Mae Pierson

September 4, 1926 - February 27, 2017

Goldie Mae Harvey Pierson went home to be with the Lord, on Monday February 27, 2017. Services were held Saturday 4, 2017 at 10:30 am, at Riley Funeral Home with Burial at Gentry's Mill. Goldie was born in Colorado City, Texas on September 4, 1926 to Annie Mae Rhodes Harvey and Jasper Harvey. Goldie graduated from Hamilton High School in 1945. During her high school years, Goldie worked at...
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Betty J. BeVier

May 19, 1923 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Becky June Sparks

December 20, 1957 - February 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Werner Karl Bottlinger

September 11, 1946 - February 14, 2017

Werner K. Bottlinger, Jr., 70 passed away in his home February 14, 2017. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Riley Funeral Home 6-8 PM. Service will be Friday, February 17 at 3 PM, Riley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Werner, Jr. was born in Hamilton, TX on September 11, 1946 to Werner Bottlinger, Sr. and Leona Walther.He married Coda...
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Lusk Barto Howerton

July 31, 1943 - February 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Earline H. Morris

January 1, 1932 - February 8, 2017

Earline Hopson Morris, 85, died February 8, 2017.Earline was a New Year's Baby in 1932. She was born in Hamilton County to the late Earl Hopson and Lanie Loggins. After high school, Earline lived in Abilene for 44 years where she ran the restaurant in the First State Bank before retirement. She married Claude Aubrey "Hoss" Morris in 1963. Earline was also a member of the Bethel Temple...
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Barbara Angeline Maynard

June 20, 1951 - February 6, 2017

Barbara Angeline Dodson Maynard stepped into Glory, Monday, February 6, 2017, after a chronic illness. She was born Wednesday, June 20, 1951 in Stephenville, Texas to Boyce O'Neil Dodson and Clara Andrews Dodson.Barbara was raised in Hamilton, Texas. She worked at Jordan's Soda Fountain while in High School. Barbara was a respiratory therapist, an activity director and a Dietary Cook at...
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Elizabeth Ilene West

April 5, 1958 - February 5, 2017

Elizabeth Ilene West, 58, of Pottsville went to be with Our blessed Lord on the night of February 5, 2017.Ilene was born April 5, 1958 in Levelland, Hockley County, Texas to Ray and Ladois Sides West. Born with Downs Syndrome, her doctor did not think she would live into adulthood. The family moved near Carlton in 1960 for a better environment for Ilene. She started school in Carlton but when it...
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John Philip Hivnor

April 14, 1940 - February 2, 2017

John Philip (Phil) Hivnor passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Hamilton, Texas.Phil was born on Sunday, April 14, 1940, to Charles H and Mary Perkins, in Malta, Ohio. Mr. Hivnor enlisted and proudly served our nation in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966. On January 21, 1967 Phil married Phyllis June Kinsey in San Angelo.Phil was an Accountant with Ford Motor...
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Myrna Lee McKie

August 2, 1948 - January 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Lydia B. Klatt

July 10, 1920 - January 22, 2017

Lydia Bertha Marwitz Klatt passed away late Sunday evening, January 22, 2017. Lydia was born July 10, 1920 to Eduard and Frieda Klaus Marwitz. She was raised on the farm in Indian Gap, Texas. She was married to Harold Seibert Klatt on November 16, 1938 and lived on their farm for more than 70 years. She could make anything grow and especially loved wild flowers. She will be missed by her loving...
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Patricia Morris

September 14, 1956 - January 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton, Texas.
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Billy Joe Stone

January 19, 1932 - January 14, 2017

Billy Joe "Snuffy" Stone went home to the Lord on Saturday 14, 2017. He was born on a frosty January 19, 1932 in Elgin, Texas to William S. Stone and Ann M. Woods Stone. Snuffy grew up in that area and graduated from Taylor High School in the year 1949. That same year, Snuffy joined the National Guard, serving twelve years as well as attending Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas for...
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Bonnie Sue Jones

August 12, 1938 - January 14, 2017

Bonnie Sue Brown, 78, of Evant passed away January 14, 2017 at her residence with her family by her side. Bonnie was born on August 12, 1938 in Coryell County to Russell and Myrtle (Bird) Lofland. She grew up in the Gatesville area. Bonnie enjoyed giving hugs to people and was a true friend to all, She also loved cat, birds and enjoyed quilting.On September 20, 2005 Bonnie married Morris Brown at...
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