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TALAMANTEZ, Francisca
DEL RIO, TEXAS: Francisca M. Talamantez, 84, died September 10, 2008. She was born December 16, 1923. She is survived by four daughers, Beatriz T. Zertuche (Oscar), Rosalinda T. Antu (Joe), Yolanda T. Gonzalez (Antonio), and Estela Zaragoza (Robert); a son, Esequiel Talamantez, Jr. (Rachel); two brothers, Ted Moncada, Jr., and Joe Moncada; two sisters, Olivia Auces and Alicia Cruz; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Esequiel Talamantez, Sr.; two sisters, Berta Metzger and Minerva Ozuna; and her parents, Teodoro and Estela Moncada. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Oaks Cemetery under the direction of Sunset Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

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TALBERT, George
KATY, TEXAS: George Walter Talbert, 71, died November 28, 2010. He was born June 7, 1939 in Hugo, OK to Walter Leon and Ruby Talbert. He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He worked in the petrochemical industry, and served as an officer in the National Guard. He was a former resident of Idabel, OK. Survivors include his wife, Pam Talbert; two daughters, Cindi Dushane of Katy, and Tonya Conley of Idabel, OK; a son, David Provence of Spring; a son-in-law, Bill Dushane; a daughter-in-law, Rohana Provence; and 4 grandchildren. Interment was at Denison Cemetery in Idabel, OK with arrangements by Norwood-Nation Funeral Home.

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TAMEZ, Felipe
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Felipe F. Tamez, 90, died February 10, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Anastacia Martinez Tamez; his daughters, Delia Tamez Montelongo (Cruz), Olga Tamez Colmenero (Juan), Carmen Tamez Garza (Jose), Carol Tamez Banuelos (Charlie Stirk), and Monica Tamez Menjivar (Jason); his sons, Phil Tamez (Adriana), Antonio Tamez (Enedelia), and Jaime Tamez (Maria); 23 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jose Tamez; a daughter, Alicia Tamez; two brothers, Jose Tamez and Dario Tamez; a sister, Juanita Tamez De La Fuente; and a grandchild, Marcos Hernandez. Services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial was at Assumption Cemetery under the direction of Angel Funeral Home.

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TAMEZ, Roberto
LA FERIA, TEXAS: Roberto Rocha Tamez, 74, died May 4, 2008. Survivors include his wife, Lydia Cano Tamez; three daughters, Gracie Rubio (Eugenio), Lillie (Juan) Vidales, and Cindy (Danny) Cuervo, all of La Feria; four sons, Emilio (Pearl) Tamez of La Feria, Leeroy (Paulina) Tamez of Mercedes, Joel Tamez of Illinois, and Robert, Jr. (Ruth) Tamez of New York; his siblings, Cruzita Tamez, Juanita Garza, Jose "Tino" Tamez, Emilio Tamez, Jr., Rene and Reynaldo; 21 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emilio Tamez and Maria Rocha; and six siblings, Cruz Garcia, Emilia Tamez, Vicente Tamez, Elida Olivarez, Francisco Tamez and Maria Castaneda. Services were held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment was at Heavenly Grace Cemetery by Rudy Garza Funeral Home.

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TAPLEY, Carrie
LAMESA, TEXAS: Carrie Ruth Tapley died December 8, 1966 at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock. Survivors include her husband, C.G. Tapley; three sons, Charles, Willard and Buster, all of Lamesa; five daughters, Pauline, Lorene, Marie, Bashie and Ruth, all of Lamesa; three brothers, Frank Wright, Floyd Wright, and Tom Wright; two sisters, Mrs. P.C. Thomas and Mrs. Sudie Humphreys; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at Lamesa Memorial Park by Branon-Philips Funeral Home.

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TARRANT, Hazel
ABILENE, TEXAS: Hazel Hopkins Tarrant, 78, died September 21, 1998 at her residence. She was born March 21, 1920 in Tye. She was a member of Woodlawn Church of Christ, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She is survived by her husband, Galton Mallin Tarrant; two daughters, Verna Burns of Abilene, and Sandra Adams of Casper, WY; two sons, Galton "Wayne" Tarrant of Abilene, and Larry Don Tarrant of Carrollton; 10 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 11 step- great-grandchildren. Services were held at Woodlawn Church of Christ. Interment was at Eula Cemetery with arrangements by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

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TAYLOR, Melba
MORTON, TEXAS: Melba Taylor, 82, died July 24, 2003 in Little Rock, AR. She was born April 30, 1921 in Pecan Gap, TX. She co-owned Morton Auto Parts and Taylor and Son Furniture Store. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church and the Morton Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by two daughters, Betty McCuller of Simms, and Mary Miller of DeKalb; three sons, Jerry Taylor of Post, Kenneth Taylor of Snyder, and Jimmy Taylor of Ralls; a brother, J.L. Merrill of Frederick, OK; a sister, Bernice Dancer of Granbury; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Services were held at the First Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at the Morton Memorial Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home.

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TAYLOR, Samuel C.
VAN, TEXAS: Samuel Clevon Taylor, 75, died October 18, 1986 at his residence. He was born November 6, 1910 in Angelina County. He was a retired clerk at Nation's Hardware, and was a member of Union Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Madelle Taylor; a daughter, Glenda Romo of Van; a son, James L. Taylor of Van; four sisters, Ora Matthews of Overton, and Maudie Freeman, Mary Maxfield, and Annie Bell Richards, all of Van; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was at Union Chapel Cemetery by Hilliard Funeral Home.

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TEER, Howard S., Jr.
GARY, TEXAS: Howard Stephen Teer Jr., 62, died July 21, 2007 in Shreveport, LA. He was born June 3, 1945 in El Dorado, AR to Howard Stephen Teer, Sr. and Mary Ruth Knighten Lewis Teer Graves Patrick. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired electrician. Survivors include his wife, Mary Teer; his sons, Anthony Joe Teer of Pensacola, FL, and Howard S. Teer III of Cantonment, FL; his brothers, Michael Graves of Chapel Hill, and James Graves of Baytown; his sisters, Deborah A. Downs and Patricia G. Conley, both of Baytown; his former wife, Martha Ann Saucier of Opelousas, LA; and 4 grandchildren. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery in Coushatta LA with arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home.

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TEICHELMAN, Sybil
WACO, TEXAS: Sybil Louise Teichelman, 89, died July 15, 2006 at Regent Care Center of Woodway. She was born May 22, 1917 in Chillicothe, TX to John J. and Louise Leona Johnson Harrison. She retired from Owens-Illinois of Waco, and was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. She married Milford T. Teichelman on June 23, 1951. She is survived by two sisters, Bobbie Compton of Plano, and Reeva Hawkins of Pflugerville; a sister-in-law, Lanita Teichelman of Valley Mills; her grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Reeva and Darnell Boyd; and four brothers, Charles Orion Harrison, James Monroe Harrison, Raymond Young Harrison, and John G. Harrison. Services were held at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Interment was at Waco Memorial Park.

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THARP, Stanley
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Stanley Dale Tharp, 27, died November 10, 1990 at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston. He was born September 1, 1963 to Glenn and Carolyn Sturdevant Tharp. He was a 1985 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was a medical records billing manager for the anesthesiology department at Baylor College of Medicine. He had lived in Houston for 4 years and was a member of Unity Christian Church. Survivors include his parents, of Chillicothe, MO; a sister, Kimberly McMahan of Chillicothe, MO; his maternal grandparents, Jim and Effie Dabler; a great-grandmother, Gladys Mahafie; and a nephew. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Norman-Wagy-Singer-Gordon Funeral Home of Chillicothe, MO.

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THEISS Esther
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Esther Adele Theiss, 91, died March 11, 2011. She was born January 13, 1920. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Gary Dykes, and Norma and W.C. Spenn; four sisters, Florence Land, Anita Markwardt, Gloria Stengel, and Lorene Martin; two brothers, Erwin Behrend and Alton Behrend; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Gertrude Willmann, Lydia Romund, Herbert Behrend, Edna Arldt, Dora Moerbe, Albert Behrend and Milton Behrend. Services were held at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetary under the direction of Puente and Sons Funeral Chapel.

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THOMAS, J.C.
COOLIDGE, TEXAS: J.C. Thomas died December 17, 2008. He was born October 4, 1914. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Willie Ora Thomas; his children, Samuel Thomas, Welton Thomas (Rosa), James Thomas (Rosie), Willie James Thomas, Alvin R. Thomas, Minnie Bluitt, Dorothy Johnson (Danny), Elmarvis Harris (Sam), and Annoah (Elnora) Ross (Clyde); 27 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Westside Church of Christ in Mexia. Interment was at Sandy Creek Cemetery with arrangements by Moore's Angelic Funeral Home.

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THOMAS, Johnnie Mae
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Johnnie Mae Thomas died May 7, 2010. Interment was at Houston Memorial Gardens under the direction of McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home.

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THOMPSON, Mary Ann
KERMIT, TEXAS: Mary Ann Thompson, 69, died November 23, 2002. She was born August 14, 1933 in Rosebud, TX to Sonny Lacey and Johnnie Mae Cook. She had lived in Kermit for 48 years, and was a member of the West Side Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Billy Ray Thompson, Sr. of Kermit; six daughters, Terease Joyce of Lubbock, Mary Walker of Midland, and Jessie Alexander, Dorothy Henry, Mary Francis Thompson, and Bessie Lee, all of Kermit; her mother; two sisters, Louise Cox of Kermit, and Viola Rucker of El Paso; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Thompson; two daughters; her father; a sister; and a grandson, Edward Draughan. Services were held at the West Side Church of Christ. Interment was at the Kermit Cemetery with arrangements by Family Services Funeral Parlor.

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THORNTON, Clarence
FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Clarence W. Thornton, 57, died August 25, 1980 at his residence. He worked for General Motors. He was a former resident of Troy, KS. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Thornton; two daughters, Janice Arbuckle of Tyler, and Jeannine Jackson of Fort Worth; eight brothers, Glen Thornton, David Thornton, Purl Thornton, Willis Thornton, Marion Thornton, Edwin Thornton, Cecil Thornton and Thomas Thornton; two sisters, Oma Webb and Viola Heffner; a half-brother, Jesse Thornton; and 5 grandchildren. Interment was at Courter-Ritchey Cemetery in Doniphan County, KS with arrangements by Harman Funeral Home.

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TIEMANN, Melvin
BRENHAM, TEXAS: Melvin Tiemann, 87, died September 16, 2007 at Brenham Rest Home. He was born February 22, 1920 in Austin County to Fritz and Emilie Loesch Tiemann. He was a painting contractor, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem, and served on the church council. He was a past member of the American Legion, the DAV, and the New Wehdem-Pleasant Hill Shooting Club. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Kuhlmann Tiemann; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanelle and Jerry Moreno of Brenham; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bishop Ray and Deborah Tiemann of Fredericksburg, and Ralph and Debbie Tiemann and Rudy and Linda Tiemann, all of of Brenham; a sister, Verlin Boecker of Brenham; two sisters-in-law, May Dell Kuhlmann of Brenham, and Gladys Tiemann of Bellville; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. James Lutheran Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Memorial Oaks Chapel.

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TILLISON, Allyse
HENDERSON, TEXAS: Allyse Whitehead Tillison, 88, died July 26, 2006. She was born May 7, 1918 to Robert and Anna Matilda Bell Whitehead. She attended Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Sherward and Malinda Tillison of Henderson; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay Ann and William Doerge of Henderson; 4 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Herward Tillison; and her parents. Interment was at Lakewood Memorial Park by Rader Funeral Home.

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TIPTON, Evelyn
SEAGOVILLE, TEXAS: Evelyn Dale Godwin Tipton, 72, died July 22, 2006 in Kaufman. She was born July 20, 1934 in Kaufman County to Roland Berry and Helen Gable Godwin. She was a bookkeeper in the grocery industry. She is survived by a son, Randy Hinton of Seagoville; a sister, Jane Johnson of Combine; a grandson; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Hinton. Interment was at Shiloh Cemetery in Kaufman County with arrangements by Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home.

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TIPTON, Leona
BEAUMONT, TEXAS: Leona Ledet Tipton, 79, died March 14, 2004 at her home. She had lived in Beaumont since 1948, and was a native of Houma, LA. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Young (Roy) and Beverley Henry, all of Beaumont; three sisters, Eunice Bergeron, Cecile Scott, and Audrey Matherne, all of Houma, LA; a brother, Hewitt Ledet, Jr. of Houma, LA; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Broussard's Mortuary.

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TISCHENDORF, Dorothy
CONROE, TEXAS: Dorothy Tischendorf, 88, died July 3, 2005. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, August C. Tischendorf, Jr. (Susie), Glen F. Tischendorf and partner Adrian, and Laurence "Larry" Tischendorf, Sr. (Norma); her nieces and nephews; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, August C. Tischendorf, Sr. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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TOBIAS, Jose
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Jose "Joe" Tobias, 50, died February 11, 2004. He was born October 18, 1953. He is survived by his family and friends. Services were held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Interment was at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Cypress Fairbanks Funeral Home.

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TOLBERT, Louis
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Louis Ray Tolbert, 60, died December 28, 2002. He was born January 9, 1942 in Dallas, TX to Raymond Tolbert and Evelyn Roberts. He owned L.R.'s Lawnmower Shop for over 30 years, and was the top Stihl Dealer in Texas for 4 years. He served with the Army Reserve, and was a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church and the PFA Club. Survivors include his wife, Lillie Tolbert; a daughter, Norma Holguin; two sons, Bobby Tolbert and Billy Tolbert (Genevieve); a sister, Dana Roberts; a brother, Jimmy Roberts; a grandson; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church. Interment was at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

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TOMCZAK, Bessie
WALLER, TEXAS: Bessie Tomczak, 72, died December 8, 2009. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Jennifer Tomczak, and Michael and Tammy Tomczak; two sisters, Ernestine Kwiatkowski and Gracie Bell Breneman; a brother, Roy Wilson; four sisters-in-law, Francis Wilson, Gracie Wilson, Theresa Michalak, and Katie Frank; 3 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Tomczak; a daughter, Mary Cecelia Tomczak; six sisters, Winnie Smith, Annie Lois Beaty, Elsie Mae Wilson, Alice Elizabeth Wilson, Pauline Treichel, and Thelma Mellman; four brothers, Johnnie Wilson, Leslie King Wilson, W.R. "Bill" Wilson, and a twin brother, Jesse Wilson; and her parents, Race King and Mary Pauline Wilson. Interment was at Fieldstore Cemetery under the direction of Canon Funeral Home.

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TOWLES, Loyd
WEATHERFORD, TEXAS: Loyd B. Towles, 81, died September 6, 2006 in Weatherford. He was born March 11, 1925 in Parker County. He was a a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a former golf pro at Live Oak Country Club. He attended Willow Park Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Towles; three sons, Bryan Towles, Gary Towles, and Keith Towles, all of Weatherford; a sister, Evelyn Shelby of Gun Barrel City; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Willow Park Baptist Church. Interment was at Annetta Cemetery with arrangements by Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.

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TOWNES, John T.
CLARKSVILLE, TEXAS: John Thomas Townes, 88, died November 29, 2002 at a local hospital. He was born February 10, 1914 in Red River County, TX. He was a retired farmer and heavy equipment operator, and had served as a deacon at Aikin Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Cathy Townes of Clarksville, and Gene and Nancy Townes of Paris, TX; a brother, David Townes of Bogata; a sister, Dexie Greer of Bogata; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife. Services were held at Aikin Grove Baptist Church. Interment was at Aikin Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Clarksville Funeral Home.

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TREES, James L.
RED OAK, TEXAS: James L. Trees, 71, died December 1, 2002. He was born January 5, 1931 in Ovilla to Merrit and Selma Trees. He retired from Southwestern Bell after 40 years of service, and was also a farmer. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jane Curtis Trees; a daughter, Christy Huckabee (Merrill) of Red Oak; two sons, Eddie Trees (Marva) of Red Oak, and Curtis Trees (Pam) of DeSoto; a brother, Bill Trees (Martha Nell) of Red Oak; 6 grandchildren; and 3 nieces. Interment was at Trees Cemetery in Cedar Hill with arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

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TREJO, Cecilio
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS: Cecilio Trejo, 58, died May 29, 2013 at his home. He was born in 1958. Survivors include a son, Jimmy C. Trejo; two stepdaughters, Becky Rodriguez and Veronica Ibarra; his mother, Alberta Trejo of San Juan; a sister, Josefina Trejo; and four brothers, Jesus Trejo, Vicente Trejo, Pedro Trejo and Carlos Trejo. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Shaffer Funeral Home/Grape Creek.

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TREVINO, Art
SCHERTZ, TEXAS: Art Trevino, 74, died January 30, 2008. He was born August 1, 1933 in Karnes City to Francisco and Emma Salinas Trevino. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Trevino; four sisters, Emma Hartley of Schertz, Estella Villarreal (Gonzalo) of Karnes City, and Elvia Trevino and Elsa Leal, both of Windcrest; a brother, Alvaro Trevino of Windcrest; a sister-in-law, Frances Medrano; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Eva Trevino; and two brothers, Adolio Trevino and Alfonso Trevino. Services were held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Schertz Funeral Home.

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TRICKEY, Marvin
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS: William Marvin Trickey, 73, died July 27, 1984 in Brownsville. Survivors include his wife, Laverne Arnold Trickey; two daughters, Janice Crow and Joan Trickey of Brownsville; a son, Bill Trickey of Benton; two brothers, Vance Trickey of Sherwood, and Gene Trickey of Little Rock; a sister, Ruth Lenderman of North Little Rock; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Brownsville.

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TRIPPLEHORN, Alberteen
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Alberteen Schulkey Tripplehorn, 86, died Sunday, May 21, 2006. She was born June 21, 1919 in Chillicothe. She attended Baylor University and Texas Tech. She was a former Pampa resident. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 17 years, and also served as floral chairwoman for 24 years and secretary of the Adult I Sunday School Department for over 20 years. She was a former member of the Women's Missionary Union. She was also a member of the Pampa Country Club, a charter member of the Hospital Auxiliary, and several bridge clubs. She was formerly active with the PTA, and was a sponsor for the Sub-Deb Club. She and her husband contributed to several charitable groups and colleges. She is survived by a son, David R. Tripplehorn II of Dallas; a daughter, Carol Shannon (Dan) of Santa Fe, NM; a sister, Betty Schulkey Collier of Fort Worth; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert L. Tripplehorn. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Pampa. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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TRUEL, Mary
TYLER, TEXAS: Mary Gladys Truel, 101, died August 23, 1999. She was born January 12, 1898 to E.J. and Mattie Brock Bivens. She is survived by a sister, Ruby Price. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Truel; and her parents. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors.

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TRUETT, Jack
GRAND SALINE, TEXAS: Jack Thomas Truett, 66, died March 1, 1986 at a Tyler hospital. He was born January 26, 1920 in Wood County. He was a retired auto worker and a veteran of World War II. He was a former Quitman resident, and had lived in Grand Saline for three years. He attended St. Peter's Catholic Church in Mineola. Survivors include two daughters, Bernadette Williams and Diana Thompson; three sons, Steven, Audre and John Tom Truett; three sisters, Melinda Markham, Avis Sexton, and Corine Wells; three brothers, Amos, James and Bob Truett; 15 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Little Hope Cemetery by Asmussen-Cain Funeral Home.

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TUCKER, Eunice
CHANDLER, TEXAS: Eunice B. Tucker, 92, died December 20, 2008 in Chandler. She was born March 29, 1916 in Wood County to George H. Barnett, Sr. and Mary Francis Barnett. She was a licensed vocational nurse, and attended the Broad Street Church of Christ. She was a former resident of Mineola. She is survived by a daughter, Fran Hanna of Ben Wheeler; a sister, Nettie Francis Veitch of Quitman; a brother, George Henry Barnett, Jr. of Chandler; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Davis Tucker. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola under the direction of Beaty Funeral Home.

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TULL, Shirley
MARLIN, TEXAS: Shirley Tull, 75, died January 9, 2007. She was born in Marlin on January 31, 1931 to J.E. and Martha Williams Cohn. She owned an antique store in Marlin, and worked for the U.S. Postal Service in League City and Reagan for 24 years. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Marlin, and enjoyed antiques and walking. She is survived by her sons, Terry Tull (Susan) of Mexia, Billy Tull (Carol) of Waco, and Sammy Jack Tull (Rosie) of Lorena; her daughters, Shirla Parsons (Joel) of Jacksonville, and Darnell Boone (Larry) of Rosebud; two sisters, Nelda James (Danny) of Granbury, and Dareatha Neumann (Raymond) of Marlin; a brother, J.E. Cohn (JoAnn) of Marlin; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. Sammy Tull. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church. Interment was at Chilton Cemetery with arrangements by Adams Funeral Home.

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TURK, Melvin
FREEPORT, TEXAS: Melvin Turk, 82, died February 11, 2008. He attended Little Zion Baptist Church, and enjoyed fishing. He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Turk of Fort Worth; two sons, Jackie Hammond (Erma) of Pearland, and Charles Melvin Turk of Dallas; a sister, Evesta Hawkins of League City; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Emma Turk. Interment was at Union Baptist Cemetery in Pledger with arrangements by Dixon Funeral Home.

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TURMAN, Dan
TYLER, TEXAS: Dan Turman, 85, died August 22, 2009 at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Tyler. He was born August 20, 1924 in Tyler to the late Floyd and Wilma Gregory Turman. He retired from Broadway Furniture Store with 35 years of service, and had also owned several used car dealerships. He was a former member and deacon of Southern Oaks Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Hubner (Richard) of Fort Worth, and Kay Colyer (Patrick) of Shreveport, LA; a son, Mike Turman (Vivian) of Tyler; a sister, Gayle Smith (Don) of Longview; three brothers, Larry Turman (Betty) of Granbury, Gene Turman (Betty) of Elgin, and Joe Turman (Gloria) of Guntersville, AL; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margueritte Turman; a sister; and five brothers. Interment was at Hawthorne Cemetery with arrangements by Stewart Family Funeral Home.

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TURMAN, Margueritte
TYLER, TEXAS: Margueritte Turman, 86, died May 20, 2007 at the Hopsice of East Texas in Tyler. She was born October 12, 1920 in Bullard, TX to Matt and Alice Curry Stripling. She was a member of Southern Oaks Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Dan Turman; a son, Mike Turman (Vivian) of Tyler; two daughters, Kathy Hubner (Richard) of Fort Worth, and Kay Colyer (Patrick) of Shreveport, LA; her twin sister, Maurine Grinnell of Rochester, NY; two brothers, Jerry Stripling of Bullard, and E.M. Stripling of Arlington; her grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Jake Stripling, Duell Stripling, and Orth Stripling; and four sisters, Jewel Miller, Jewette Carr, Gladys Chin, and Marie Helms. Interment was at Hawthorne Cemetery by Stewart Family Funeral Home.

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TURRENTINE, Harold L.
BEAUMONT, TEXAS: Harold Lloyd Turrentine died December 11, 2007. He was born January 30, 1934. He worked as a floor covering installer for over 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his children, Jason Turrentine of Spring, and Ronny Turrentine, Rick Turrentine, Randy Turrentine (Mary), and Lisa David (Jerrel), all of Santa Fe; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Jo Free. Interment was at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Hayes Funeral Home.

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TUTOR, William H.
CANTON, TEXAS: William Howard Tutor, 79, died October 18, 1986 in Tyler. He was born August 6, 1907 in Martin, TN. He was a tractor mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Pentecostal faith, and formerly lived in Grand Saline. Survivors include his wife, Clora Dallas Anderson Tutor; two daughters, Peggy Jolliff and Pat Underwood; a son, T.W. Tutor; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Woodside Cemetery in Grand Saline with arrangements by Eubank Funeral Home.

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TYLER, Grady
QUITAQUE, TEXAS: Grady L. Tyler, 76, died March 13, 1997 in Silverton. He was born in Brice. He was a farmer and rancher, as well as a World War II veteran of the Navy Seabees. He attended the First United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Quitaque Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Delene Blair Tyler; a daughter, Gail Simmons of Nolan; a son, Larry Dee Tyler of Lake Worth; four sisters, Marguerite Taylor of Carrollton, and Luceal Jones, Hazel Campbell, and Nell Viterelli, all of Clarendon; four brothers, Frank Tyler of Garland, Dub Tyler of Clarendon, Gene Tyler of Carrollton, and Miles Tyler of Valor, CO; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church. Interment was at Resthaven Cemetery with arrangements by Myers-Long Funeral Home.

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TYSON, Vernell, Jr.
ABILENE, TEXAS: Vernell "Big John" Tyson, Jr., 58, died August 3, 2005. He was born October 22, 1946 in Orange, TX to Vernell Tyson, Sr. and Melvina Garrett Tyson. He worked at R.L. Anderson Truck Co., Hanner Chevrolet, and Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Lillie Bell Johnson Tyson; a daughter, Nicole Tyson of Abilene; two sons, Allen M. Johnson and John D. Tyson, both of Abilene; a brother, Lonell Tyson of Houston; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Johnson, Lorene Wilson, and Dorothy M. Johnson; a brother-in-law, Freddie Johnson, Jr.; an uncle, Gene Jesse Garrett; three aunts, Catherine Henry, Molly Walker, and Julie Johnson; 2 grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his father. Services were held at New Light Baptist Church. Burial was at Elmwood Memorial Park with arrangements by Hamil Family Funeral Home.

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URBANCZYK, Valeria
PANNA MARIA, TEXAS: Valeria Moczygemba Urbanczyk, 72, died March 2, 2009. She was born October 30, 1936 in Hobson to the late John Moczygemba and Frances Manka Moczygemba. Survivors include a son, Edwin Urbanczyk; five daughters, Rose Urbanczyk, Theresa Dermody, Elaine Mika, Tricia Urbanczyk, and Kathleen Coker; a brother, Elfren Moczygemba; a sister; Dorothy Bradley; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Urbanczyk; a son, Gerald Urbanczyk; her parents; and a brother, Clarence Moczygemba. Services were held at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Interment was at the Panna Maria Cemetery under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home.

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VACKAR, Petronilla
EL CAMPO, TEXAS: Petronilla Vackar, 81, died June 6, 1958 at the Czech Catholic Home in El Campo. She was born September 13, 1876 in Praha, TX to Joseph Klekar and Theresa Dusek. Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home.

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VALDEZ, Hilario
ABILENE, TEXAS: Hilario Valdez, 61, died November 29, 2010. He was born January 14, 1949 in Leming, TX to Mariano and Francisa Valdez. He worked at McMurry University for 15 years with the air conditioning and heating staff, and had also worked at Nosivad Oil Company and Clyde ISD. He was a member of St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church Community, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and usher, and was also on the Finance Committee and Parish Council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and enjoyed gardening and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Olga Montez Valdez; a son, Roy Montez, Sr. (Melissa) of San Antonio; two daughters, Linda (Ron) Barfield of Abilene, and Evelyn Vasquez of San Antonio; three sisters, Selia Sorla (Manuel), Pauline Valdez, and Asencion Trevino (Alfredo), all of Leming; five brothers, Felix Valdez of Leming, Eusebio Valdez (Petra) of San Antonio, Roberto Valdez (Mary) of Clyde, Guadalupe Valdez (Consuelo) of Dudley, and Juan Valdez (Paula) of McAllen; his grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial was at the Abilene City Cemetery by North's Funeral Home.

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VanGEISON, Paul
EL PASO, TEXAS: Paul VanGeison, 87, died January 17, 2007 in El Paso. He was born August 20, 1919. He worked as a school teacher, and later became Assistant County Treasurer, Assistant County Auditor, and Juvenile Court Coordinator. He was a retired Air Force veteran, and had also served in the Navy. He held degrees in accounting and education from Texas Western College, and had been an El Paso resident for 41 years. He was a life member and trustee of the Disabled Veterans Association, vice-president of the Blinded Veterans Association, and president of the Fort Bliss Golden Age Bowling Association. He is survived by his wife, Judy Van Geison. Interment with military honors was at Fort Bliss National Cemetery under the direction of Sunset Funeral Homes Northeast.

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VANOVER, Ann
WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS: Ann Vanover, 63, died January 21, 2008 at Renfro Healthcare Center. She was born May 8, 1944 in Sturgis, MI to Howard Clinton and Sara Etta Oswalt Hart. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano. She is survived by two children, Rae Settlemyer (Scott) of Waxahachie, and David E. Starett (Laura) of La Porte; and 4 grandchildren. four siblings, Audrey, Dave, Bill, and Ardette. A memorial service was held at Renfro Healthcare Center. Arrangements were handled by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

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VARBLE, Hattie
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Hattie Elizabeth Varble, 70, died March 2, 2007. She was born November 10, 1936 to Leslie Raymond and Millie Mae Inscore. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Bill; seven children and their partners, Loretta and Walter, Anita and Lonnie, Karen and Chris, Raymond and Gayle, Tina and Randy, Deena and Pat, and Lawanna and Rudy; 8 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters; two brothers; and her parents. Interment was at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery with arrangements by Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home.

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VARELA, Natividad
EL PASO, TEXAS: Natividad Varela, 70, died December 11, 2008. She was born December 25, 1937. Survivors include her husband, Ramon Varela; two daughters, Alicia Saenz and Lilia Varela; four sons, Alfredo, Ramon, Juan, and Jose Luis Varela; a brother, Leobardo Arizmendez; 19 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at San Felipe de Jesus Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home.

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VASQUEZ, Estefanita
HEBBRONVILLE, TEXAS: Estefanita P. "Fane" Vasquez, 59, died August 6, 2003 at a Corpus Christi hospital. She is survived by her husband, Pablo Vasquez; three daughters, Noelia (Homero) Contreras of Alice, Nancy Vasquez of Hebbronville, and Noemi (Leo) Cantu of Realitos; two sons, Homero (Melissa) Vasquez of Hebbronville, and Pablo (Imelda) Vasquez, Jr. of Alice; three brothers, Inoe (Maria) Perez of Alice, Israel (Elva) Perez of Mission, and Eleazar (Elida) Perez of Ben Bolt; a sister, Estella Villarreal of Encino; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was at the New Hebbronville Cemetery with arrangements by Howard-Williams-Turcotte Funeral Home.

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VASQUEZ, Mary Lou
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Mary Lou Vasquez, 54, died December 11, 2007. She was a retired data clerk for the Internal Revenue Service, and attended San Jose Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Ervey Vasquez; a son, Alan Vasquez; two sisters, Estella Zamora and Juanita Garcia; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonso and Maria Lara Olivarez. Services were held at San Jose Catholic Church. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

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VERA, Triney
DALHART, TEXAS: Triney Romero Vera, 75, died July 13, 2009 in Lubbock. She was born May 18, 1934 in Clayton, NM to David and Adela Romero. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, and reading the Bible. Survivors include four daughters, Esther Rosado (Salvador) of Amarillo, Toni Pirelli of Ruidoso, NM, and Debbie Vera and Della Vera, both of Lubbock; a sister, Lena Hubbard of Lake Tahoe, CA; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the Dalhart Church of Christ. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart by Horizon Funeral Home.

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VIATOR, Dorothy
ONALASKA, TEXAS: Dorothy Laverne Viator, 91, died November 22, 2010. She was born January 6, 1919 in Nacogdoches to D.C. and Vallie Omego Smith Head. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Pat and Gordon Reid, and Cynthia Garrett, all of Onalaska; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a niece. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Viator; and her parents. Interment was at Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home.

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VIETCH, Susie
QUITMAN, TEXAS: Susie Jane Veitch, 86, died January 12, 1990 at a Quitman hospital. She was born December 12, 1903 in Quitman. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Quitman. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Maple; and two sisters, Lucy Osbourn and Arvia Lee Roberts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Vietch. Interment was at Roselawn Cemetery near Mineola under the direction of Asmussen-Cain Funeral Home.

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VILLANUEVA, Juanita
KENEDY, TEXAS: Juanita Villanueva, 85, died August 29, 2010. She was born December 31, 1924 in Goliad County, TX to Majin Villanueva, Sr. and Maria Villanueva. Survivors include a brother, Majin Villanueva, Jr.; and two sisters, Solia and Mary Villanueva of Kenedy. Services were held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Eckols Funeral Home.

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VISE, John C.
WHEELER, TEXAS: John C. Vise died June 20, 2007. He was born March 30, 1926 in Hemphill County, TX to Gaddy and Ina Mae Vise. He was a farmer, rancher and businessman, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by two sons, Kent Vise and James Vise, both of Wheeler; a sister, Evelyn Meek; 7 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Finsterwald Vise; and two sons, Gary and Johnny Lynn Vise. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Wheeler. Burial was at Wheeler Cemetery with arrangements by Wright Funeral Home.

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VON HAEFEN, Hattie
CUERO, TEXAS: Hattie Von Haefen, 91, died January 20, 1999. She was born March 17, 1907 in DeWitt County to the late August and Marie Schulze Walter. She was a farmer and rancher, and attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Lindenau. She is survived by a son, Clarence Von Haefen of Cuero; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund George Von Haefen; two brothers, Willie Walter and August Walter; and a sister, Clara Salch. Burial was at the Lindenau Cemetery by Freund Funeral Home.

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VRANA, Emma
PRAHA, TEXAS: Emma Vrana, 87, died November 30, 2009. She was born February 3, 1922 to Edward and Mary Sandera Branecky. She was a former school custodian, and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of Young Farmers. Survivors include three daughters, Bernice Pokluda (Alphonse) of Schulenburg, and Helen Schaefer (Robert), and Irene Bartek (J.D.), all of Flatonia; four sons, Randy Vrana (Sian) of Fort Worth, Johnny Vrana (Malisia) of North Richland Hills, and Charlie Vrana, Jr. (Carol), and Bonaventure (Sharon), all of Flatonia; two brothers, Frank Branecky of Flatonia, and Joe Branecky of Seguin; two sisters, Pauline Klesel of Richmond, and Lillie Holubec of Bryan; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Vrana, Sr.; a son, Leroy Vrana; her parents; two sisters, Agnes Hajek and Cecilia Vrana; two granddaughters, Marica Pokluda and Allison Vrana; and a great-grandson, Caleb Vrana. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery by Smith Funeral Home.

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WALKER, Dorothy
FREEPORT, TEXAS: Dorothy Alvarie Walker, 81, died September 1, 2009. She was born August 11, 1928 to Julius P. Yandle and Louise Doster Yandle. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, and canning. She is survived by two sons, John C. Walker, Jr. (Diane) of Sanger, and Timothy Walker of Freeport; her daughters, Dorothy Gibson (Aaron), Nancy Sims and Joyce Overcash (Andy), all of Freeport, a brother, J.P. Yandle of Gastonia, NC; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including close friends Jamie and Kitte Hildreth, Teena Aldridge, and Billy Pitts. She was preceded in death by two sons, Anthony Walker and Jimmy Walker; her parents; and a grandchild, Robin Wallace. Arrangements were handled by Dixon Funeral Home.

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WALKER, Elzadia
BORGER, TEXAS: Elzadia Pope Walker, 81, died September 7, 2010 in Amarillo. She was born January 12, 1929 in Pittsburg, TX to Sullivan and Parilee Pope. She retired from the janitorial department of Claude Robertson Construction with 19 years of service. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, the House of Friends, and the Grandmothers' Club. Survivors include a daughter, Yvette "Peanut" Powell and Jeff Maxwell of Borger; a stepson, I.W. Walker and wife Bertha of Borger; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Walker; her parents; four brothers; and two sisters. Services were held at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ. Interment was at Westlawn Memorial Park with arrangements by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors.

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WALTERSCHEID, Florene
MUENSTER, TEXAS: Florene T. "Flo" Walterscheid, 77, died November 16, 2007 in Muenster. She was born August 20, 1930 in Lindsay, TX to Paul Arendt, Sr. and Susie Neu Arendt. She owned Flo's Ceramics, and had also worked as a seamstress and waitress. She is survived by three sons, Ricky, Gary, and Pat, all of Muenster; a daughter, Connie Grewing; a brother, Johnnie Arendt of Lindsay; five sisters, Janie Huffine of La Feria, Lucille Voth and Ann Herr, both of Muenster, and Luella Zimmerer and Marie Metzler, both of Lindsay; her brothers and sisters-in-law; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Walterscheid; a daughter, Earline Walterscheid; three sons, Kenneth, Earl, and Christopher; her parents; her brothers, Aloys, Earnest, Ulrich, Andy, Paul, Jr., Patrick, and Arthur; and a sister, Elizabeth Hoberer. Services were held at Sacred Heart Church. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery by McCoy Funeral Home.

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WALTHER, Leota
GATESVILLE, TEXAS: Leota Walther, 84, died June 29, 2008 at a local hospital. She was born June 11, 1924 in Coryell County to William P. and Lenora Vaughan Freeman. She was a retired certified nurses' assistant, and following retirement, worked as a private caregiver. She enjoyed working with children, and was active with Girl Scouting for several years. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Gatesville. She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Bigham (Robert) of Gatesville; a sister, Dene Smith of Gatesville; a son-in-law, Billy Don Shirley of McGregor; 5 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Fadene Shirley; her parents; five brothers; and four sisters. Interment was at Restland Cemetery under the direction of Gatesville Funeral Home.

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WALZEL, Joseph
CAMERON, TEXAS: Joseph "Joe" Walzel, 70, died November 1, 2010 at a Houston hospital. He was born January 9, 1940 in Cameron to Emil Joseph and Annie Magdalene Richter Walzel. He held a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, and was a former Ag instructor at Caldwell ISD. He formerly worked for Purina, and was a retired farmer and rancher. He worked in custom farming and baling. He served on the Salem-Elm Ridge Water Board, and was chairman of the Milam County Appraisal District. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Frances Vogelsang Walzel; his daughters, Amy Gayle Kaase (Greg) of College Station, and Franci Joella Denio (Randy) of Cameron; his sons, Joel William Walzel (Mandy) of Cameron, Kyle Joe Walzel (Jennifer) of Allen, and Curtis Byron Wise; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eugenia Turner and Anita Walzel; and two grandchildren, Candace Nicole Wise and Josse Ray Walzel. Interment was at the Walzel Family Cemetery under the direction of Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.

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WARE, Loleta
BROWNFIELD, TEXAS: Loleta Pearl Ware, 92, died May 17, 2009. She was born October 2, 1916 in Afton, TX to N.S. and Ruby Stella Copeland. She was the wife of Leonard L. Ware. She and her husband were watchmakers, and he was also a preacher. She was a member of West Tate Church of Christ. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Leta and Ernest Smith, Ruby and Jewel Copeland, and Velma and Bill Kirk; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at West Tate Church of Christ. Interment was at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, AZ with arrangements by Brownfield Funeral Home.

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WARREN, Panseta
GAINESVILLE, TEXAS: Panseta Warren, 91, died November 9, 2007 at Pecan Tree Manor. She was born July 25, 1916 in Gainesville to Columbus and Nevell Bowden Davis. She was a nurse's aide at the Gainesville Hospital and the Gainesville Convalescent Center. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and a lifelong resident of Gainesville. She is survived by a son, Maurice Warren of Gainesville; a sister, Nadine Lane of Cleveland, OH; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Warren; and her parents. Interment was at New Rest Haven Cemetery with arrangements by Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

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WATTS, Belle
HONEY GROVE, TEXAS: Belle Watts, 44, died March 9, 1915. She was survived by six children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben E. Watts. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery.

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WEATHERBY, Elizabeth
BRENHAM, TEXAS: Elizabeth E. Rasco Weatherby died November 18, 2003. She was born February 12, 1922 in Marshall, TX to Willie W. and Ida Mae Rasco. She is survived by two sons, Roger N. Weatherby (Vicky), and Ernest L. Weatherby (Judy); 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Ernest Lamar Weatherby; and her parents. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Brenham. Interment was at Prairie Lea Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Oaks Chapel.

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WEIMAR, Ollie
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Ollie Thompson Weimar, 68, died January 11, 1978. She retired from Montgomery Ward with 25 years of service, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Harry Weimar; two brothers, Kenneth Thompson and Dona Thompson; and three sisters, Mrs. Alma Martin, Mrs. Zona Ward, and Mrs. Oma McKnight. Services were held at Lawndale Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

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WEISHUHN, Josephine
EAGLE LAKE, TEXAS: Josephine Marie Weishuhn died August 10, 1978. She was born August 15, 1900 in Bernardo, TX to William F. and Johanna Ordner Weishuhn. She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, and was a member of the Altar Society. Survivors include a sister, Hattie Weishuhn; and nine nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; three brothers; and a nephew. Services were held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Roch Catholic Cemetery.

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WEITZEL, Annie
SHINER, TEXAS: Annie Marie Weitzel, 92, died February 15, 2000. She was born January 25, 1908 in Borden to Anton and Emilie Haas Bannert. She owned Weitzel Bar, and was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by three sons, Patrick J. Weitzel of Midland, Robert J. Weitzel of Gonzales, and Henry C. Weitzel, Jr. of Long Beach, CA; two daughters, Dorothy Cunningham of Plainview, and Dolores Joseph of Cuero; a sister, Bernice Whiston of Houston; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Weitzel, Sr.; her parents; and two brothers, Louis Bannert and Frank Bannert. Services were held at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Interment was at the Shiner Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home

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WELKENER, William H.
PAWNEE, TEXAS: William H. Welkener, 84, died November 21, 1998. He was a farmer and rancher, and attended Pawnee United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Sally Marshall Welkener; a daughter and son-in-law, Saundra and Elton Lieke of New Braunfels; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Patricia Welkener of Tivoli; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lena Wernli Welkener; three brothers; two sisters; and a grandson. Interment was at the Pawnee Cemetery by Eckols Funeral Home.

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WESTBROOK, Sidney
KERENS, TEXAS: Sidney Westbrook, 58, died July 15, 1970. He was a rancher. He was a native and lifelong resident of Kerens, and a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Nelda Westbrook and Mrs. Bob Owens, both of Kerens, and Mrs. Don Woolf of Houma, LA; two brothers, Thomas Westbrook of Big Spring, and Robert Westbrook of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. T.O. Charlton of Orange; a granddaughter; a niece; and two nephews. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at the Kerens Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home. Note: His date of birth may be January 1, 1912. His wife's name may be Wilma.

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WHITE, Ople
QUAIL, TEXAS: Ople White, 80, died July 15, 1988. He was born September 2, 1907 in Quail to P.J. and Mary Jane Carter White. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He was one of the last members of the Quail Church, and was its longtime song leader. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Vivian Tow White; two daughters, Dorthy (Bobby Jack) Watson of Shallowater, and Margie (Jack) Scott of Memphis; a son, Donald White of Clarendon; a daughter-in-law, Kay White of Richardson; two brothers, Chester White and Leslie White, both of Wellington; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Rudell White; two sisters, Vera Coffee and Bertha Valentine; and three brothers, Henry White, Obie White, and Ocie White. Services were held at the Church of Christ. Interment was at Quail Cemetery by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors.

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WHITLEY, Audrey
SAN SABA, TEXAS: Audrey McGuffee Whitley, 91, died February 28, 2009 in San Saba. She was born September 16, 1917 in Durant, MS to Plez J. and Arie Brown McGuffee. She was a Methodist. Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Riggs (Ray) of San Saba, and Carol Barton (Terry) of Granite Shoals; a son, Mellor Whitley II (Maxine) of Burnet; two sisters, Jeanette Edwards of McAlester, OK, and Zora Olsson (Robert) of Baton Rouge; 14 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warwick Whitley; a daughter, Dorothy Albright; her parents; and a sister. Arrangements were handled by Howell-Doran Funeral Home.

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WHITLOCK, Frankie
WACO, TEXAS: Frankie Whitlock, 101, died November 3, 2010 at her home. She was born September 14, 1909 in Oglesby, TX to Silas Wright and Nora Reid Martin. She retired from the Social Security Administration, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waco. Survivors include a sister, Mary O. Polen of Dallas; a niece, Diane M. Crain (Gaylen) of Dallas; her grandnephews and their families; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge S. Whitlock; her parents; and two brothers, S.W. Martin, Jr. and Reid Martin. Interment was at Waco Memorial Park with arrangements by Connally-Compton Funeral Directors.

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WIGHT, Lois
PALESTINE, TEXAS: Lois M. Wight, 90, died November 15, 2009. She was born November 23, 1918 in Anderson County to Jessie James and Annie Elizabeth Ray Chambers. She served as a County Clerk of Hugo, OK for 35 years, and was a member of the Chambers Cemetery Committee. Survivors include two nephews, James and Carl Chambers; and a great-niece. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.T. Wight; and her parents. Interment was at Chambers Cemetery under the direction of Bailey and Foster Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMS, John T.
EULESS, TEXAS: John T. Williams, 64, died August 14, 1984 at his residence. He was born October 5, 1919 in Montague County. He was a general maintenance foreman with Vought, Inc. and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Mason. Survivors include a daughter, Janet Deel; two sons, Jerry and James Williams; three sisters, Ora Thorp of Burleson, Lola Tipton of Euless, and Hazel Duckett of Angleton; and a grandson. Services were held at the Moore Arlington Chapel. Interment with Masonic rites was at Calloway Cemetery.

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WILLIAMS, Viola
GLIDDEN, TEXAS: Viola Miller Williams, 79, died September 28, 1978 at Columbus Community Hospital. She is survived by a brother, Edwin Miller of Columbus; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery by Henneke Funeral Home.

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WILLIS, Mona
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Mona Joy Willis died March 1, 2009. She was born July 28, 1933 to Robert and Marion Cowdrey. Survivors include three daughters, Kathrine (Mark) Callis of Spring, and Christine (Mike) Martin, and Terri (Doug) Snook, all of Bradford, AR; two sons, Gary (Marisa) Willis, and David Willis, all of Corpus Christi; a sister, Thelma Cockle of Michigan; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Lavoy Willis; three sisters; and four brothers. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at Rose Hill Memorial Park with arrangements by Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home.

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WILSON, Latonia
LA MARQUE, TEXAS: Latonia Machelle Wilson, age 10 months, died January 25, 1972 at Galveston County Memorial Hospital. She was born March 15, 1971 in Galveston to Mrs. Ella Raye Wilson. She was survived by her mother; a grandfather, Rev. J.D. Wilson of Milano; and other relatives. Interment was at Mainland Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock under the direction of Mainland Funeral Home.

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WINCIK, Alois
FLATONIA, TEXAS: Alois J. Wincik, 68, died November 24, 1939. He was born April 27, 1871 to Jacob and Mary Wincik. He was a farmer, and was the husband of Elizabeth Wincik. Burial was at Moulton Cemetery under the direction of Koenig Funeral Home.

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WISEMAN, Samuel
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Samuel K. Wiseman died May 28, 2004.He was born April 19, 1953 to Ernestine King and Jahue Wiseman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a Seventh-day Adventist. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Ernestine and James King; his biological father, Jahue Wiseman; six children, Sonya Wiseman, Gregory Wiseman, Michael Meredith, and Louise Patterson; two stepchildren, Keith Reynolds and Deshawn Reynolds; two brothers, Billy W. Green and Christopher King; three uncles; four aunts; a niece; 12 grandchildren; a great-niece; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Onion Creek Memorial Park with arrangements by King-Tears Mortuary.

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WISK, Clifford
DALLAS, TEXAS: Clifford R. "Cliff" Wisk, 69, died March 29, 2007. He was born July 5, 1937 in Joliet, IL to Alex W. and Gladys Ethel Hatton Wisk. He was a real estate property manager, and was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Coyetta Wisk; two daughters, Cynthia Monroe of Garland, and Lisa Oldenburg (Pete) of Aubrey; four sons, David Wisk (Tracey) of Hawkins, Cecil Ragsdale of Big Sandy, Doug Wisk of Forney, and Dallas Cecil of Dallas; his mother-in-law, Nancy Pringle of Princeton; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a nephew; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Adam Caccamisi; two brothers, Ronald Alex Wisk and Richard Allan Wisk; and his parents. Interment was at Ridgeview Memorial Park under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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WOFFORD, Ernest
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Ernest Trafton Wofford, 83, died March 31, 2008 at a local nursing home. He was born May 24, 1924 in Austin, TX. He retired from Texarkana Water Utilities, and was a mechanic. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by two sons, Kelley M. Wofford of Texarkana, and Ernest Lee Wofford of Nashville, AR; a daughter, Nancey Wofford Poole of Texarkana; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Maxine Wofford; and a great-grandson. Arrangements were handled by Chapelwood Funeral Home.

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WRIGHT, Donald Joe
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Sgt. Donald Joe Wright died January 2, 1975 at Lackland Air Force Base following heart surgery. He was born May 28, 1931 in Fort Smith, AR, and was the seventh and final child of Oscar Nathanial Wright, Sr. and Anna Josephine "Josie" Langston) Wright. He is survived by his wife, Sonja Lieselotte Franzen Stevenson Wright; three sisters, Gladys Ferral Griffin (Marvin), Minnie "Naomi" Osborn Herman, and Ola Sue Laird (Clifford); three brothers, Oscar Nathanial Wright, Jr (Georga), Lathan Nathanial Wright (Hattie), and Noel Wayne Wright, I (Lucille); and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a nephew, Noel Wayne Wright, II. Interment was at Westlawn Memorial Park in Borger under the direction of Minton Mortuary.

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WYSOWSKI, Sam
KELLER, TEXAS: Sam Wysowski, 88, died January 25, 2011. He was born August 9, 1922 in Asonia, CT. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Wysowski; three children; and his extended family. Arrangements were handled by Lucas Funeral Home.

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YBARBO, Aurora
SCHERTZ, TEXAS: Aurora Sandoval Ybarbo, 84, died February 14, 2007. She was born September 10, 1922 in Nixon, TX. Survivors include her sons, Frank Ybarbo and John Ybarbo of Houston, and Raymond Ybarbo of Spring Branch; two daughters, Cecilia Street of Schertz, and Irene Diaz of Cibolo; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Nixon. Interment was at the Nixon Latin American Cemetery under the direction of Finch Funeral Chapel.

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YBARRA, Maria
ODESSA, TEXAS: Maria Christina Ybarra, 66, died July 5, 2005 in Odessa. She was born in Mexico on June 26, 1939. She worked for Nurses Unlimited in Del Rio, and was also a seamstress and housekeeper. She was a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include her husband, Eulalio Ybarra; two sons, Rodrigo Villareal and Maria Villareal, both of Mexico; two daughters, Alma Soto of Big Spring and Yolanda Barrera of Buffalo, NY; three brothers, Reyes Delgado of Brownwood, Daniel Delgado of Robert Lee, and Guillermo Delgado of Mexico; two sisters, Armandina Gutierrez of San Antonio and Monica Cedillo of Mexico; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Interment was at Mount Olive Memorial Park under the direction of Myers and Smith Funeral Home.

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YEAGER, Harold G.
ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS: Harold George Yeager, 87, died May 18, 2009. He is survived by a daughter, Roxanne (Tim) McBride of Bartonville; a son, Mark (Teresa) Yeager of Port Aransas; a sister, Matilda (Walmer) Hurt of Chippewa Falls, WI; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Yeager; two sisters; and five brothers. Services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn. Interment was at Holy Rosary Cemetery.

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YOCOM, Jettie
SEMINOLE, TEXAS: Jettie Yocom, 85, died April 16, 2007. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Pam Yocom of Loop, Garrion and Cathy Yocom of Seagraves, and Larry and JoAnn Yocom of Midland; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Yocom; her parents, Ed and Stella Williams; two brothers; and seven sisters. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Loop. Interment was at the Gaines County Cemetery with arrangements by Mark A. Jones Funeral Directors.

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YOSHINAGA, Ben
TEMPLE, TEXAS: Ben K. Yoshinaga, 87, died December 23, 2009. He was born July 6, 1922. While he was a college student at UCLA during World War II, he was sent to a Japanese-American internment camp. He later earned a degree in engineering at North Central College in Naperville, IL. He was vice-president of manufacturing at American Desk, and the general manager of Taylor Manufacturing. He attended St. Luke's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Knights of Columbus, and was a charter member of the Wildflower Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Alice Nitta Yoshinaga; a son, Jim Yoshinaga of Denver, CO; two daughters, Niki Yoshinaga of Portland, OR, and Christine Yoshinaga-Itano of Boulder, CO; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Luke's Catholic Church. Inurnment was in Los Angeles, CA. Arrangements were handled by Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.

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YOUNG, Clara
HOLLIDAY, TEXAS: Clara L. Young, 91, died July 15, 2011. She was born August 21, 1919 in Morristown, TN to Henry and Maude McCrary Long. She retired at age 85 from Mrs. Baird's Bread with 40 years of service. She was a longtime Wichita Falls resident, and had lived in Holliday for 6 years. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, as well as the First Baptist Church of Holliday. She enjoyed camping, fishing and trips to Colorado. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Robert Hutto of Holliday, TX; 5 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Young; and a son, Ronnie Young. Interment was at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.

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YOUNG, Laura
PANHANDLE, TEXAS: Laura Marie Young, 80, died October 13, 2003. She was born May 13, 1923 in Burkburnett. She was a file clerk for the Catholic Children's Home. There were no known surviving relatives. Services were held at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Interment was at the Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors.

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ZAPATA, Maria
ZAPATA, TEXAS: Maria Zapata, 89, died February 21, 2009. She is survived by a son, Mario (Terri) Zapata of Katy; a daughter, Leticia (Lazaro) Perez of Hebbronville; a sister, Consuelo (Anselmo) Trevino; her brothers, Elioberto (Nena) Salinas and Leonel Salinas; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Zapata; and a son, Ramon Zapata, Jr. Services were held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment was at Lopeno Cemetery with arrangements by Rose Garden Funeral Home.

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ZATARAIN, Elvia
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Elvia Zatarain, 75, died October 19, 2003. She was born August 21, 1927 in San Antonio to Roberto and Elvira Cavazos De La Garza. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, John S. Zatarain; three daughters, Sonia Duran, Irma Centeno, and Yolanda Rodriguez, all of San Antonio; a son, John Robert Zatarain (Leticia) of Arlington; three brothers, Robert De La Garza, Saul De La Garza, and David Andrade, all of San Antonio; five sisters, Velia Salinas, Adelfa Real, Judy Wallace, Omar Martinez, and Gloria Perez, all of San Antonio; 6 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and her friends. Services were held at Little Flower Catholic Church. Interment was at San Fernando #2 Cemetery under the direction of Mission Park Funeral Chapels North.

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ZORNS, Virginia
BOYD, TEXAS: Virginia Elizabeth Zorns, 97, died February 23, 2009. She was born June 11, 1911 to Henry and Sally Green Phillips. She was a retired schoolteacher at Elementary School. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Milner of Bedford, and Virginia Barber and Florence Greenfield, both of Boyd: 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, B.A. Zorns; a sister, Florence Porter; a brother, Harris Phillips; and her parents. Interment was at Boyd Cemetery by Hawkins Funeral Home.

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