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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 18, 2011 • Photos
Lillian Bernice Smith West was born August 23, 1921 to Ben V. Smith and Nealie Townsend Smith on the south bank of the Blanco River across from her Smith grandparents home. Bernice was to spend the rest of her long life on the banks of the Blanco River within a few miles of where she was born. Bernice grew up in rural Blanco, attending school and church at McKinney and later school in town.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 18, 2011
Elsie Faye Kreger, 83, passed away January 18, 2011 in Blanco, TX. She was born in Fairland, TX to Robert Manly Turner and Annie Boucher Turner. Mrs. Kreger was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward William Kreger, Jr. and grandson, Joseph Manly Kreger. Elsie is survived by her daughter, Carol A.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 18, 2011
Patricia Cullen-McClung lost her battle with breast cancer and passed away on Friday, January 21. Pat was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 14, 1958, and moved to the Blanco community in 1993. She is survived by her husband Bobby McClung and her two step-children, Raelea McClung and Tucker McClung.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 • Posted January 11, 2011
Wanda Lee Franke was called home on January 10, 2011 with her loving husband of 48 years by her side. She was born on October 8, 1942 in San Antonio, TX. Wanda enjoyed the simple things in life and time spent with her family was most important. A lover of music and arts and crafts, the smallest moments were the dearest to her heart.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 • Posted January 4, 2011
Alma Belle Adams Krueger was born September 20, 1915 in San Antonio, TX and died in Johnson City January 4, 2011. Alma Krueger was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Alfred Henry Krueger; her parents, James F. and Alma Braun Adams; her brothers, Arthur, Henry, Albert, and Maury Adams; and her daughter, Shirley Ann Browning Gilbreath.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 • Posted January 4, 2011
Billy Foster went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2010, at home with his family in Spring Branch, Texas. He was known by everyone as a caring, loving, funny, and giving man. Bill was born in Runnels County, Texas, outside of Winters, to Dee Joshua Foster and Loneta Ethel Self. He is survived by his wife Lillie S.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 • Posted January 4, 2011 • Photos
Christian Lee Yeoman passed away December 31, 2010, at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his three sons, Chris Allen Yeoman, Kenneth Robert Yeoman and Lance Kevin Yeoman; one daughter, Iliana Salazar; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Roberta K. (Bobbie) Dossey. A memorial service will be held for him on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Sweet Spirit Baptist Church, located at 15535 Miller Road, St.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 • Posted January 4, 2011 • Photos
Donald Wayne Gaines passed away January 3, 2011 at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his wife, Judy and two sons, Kevin and Travis. Visitation for Donald will be at Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco on Friday, January 7, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Services will be at the First United Methodist Church in Blanco on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00pm.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 • Posted January 4, 2011
Elizabeth Ann Ward Robertson was born September 23, 1922 in Decatur, Texas to Elizabeth Penn Dixon Ward and Jesse Lawrence Ward. She departed this world on January 3, 2011 at Denison, Texas and is with her father and all others that preceded her. She attended Decatur public schools and several colleges and universities.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 • Posted January 4, 2011 • Photos
George Dwayne Hoppe of Johnson City, Texas was born January 13, 1935 in Johnson City, Texas and passed away on January 3, 2011. Dwayne grew up in the Cypress Mill community on the family ranch where they raised angora goats, sheep, cattle and ran a dairy for many years. He started school in Cypress Mill, Texas until it closed and then attended the remainder of his school years in Johnson City, Texas.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 • Posted January 4, 2011
Ronald Clyde McCarty, 64, passed away on December 30, 2010 at his home in Henly. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Louise Draper, and by his parents, Clyde Calvin McCarty and Geraldine Sharp McCarty. Ronnie was born on August 8, 1946 in San Antonio. He served in the Air Force for four years during Viet Nam.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 28, 2010 • Photos
Cicero Alexander Rust, Jr. of Blanco, Texas, was born September 28, 1915, in the Hill Country near Buzzard Roost southwest of Blanco and passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. On an evening threatening thunderstorms, on May 7, 1936, Cicero eloped with Olla Danz, of Stonewall and Johnson City, daughter of Louis and Ottilie Dora Jacoby Danz, from a bluff on Miller Creek near Johnson City. Cicero ranched, indeed.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 28, 2010 • Photos
Dixie Lee Hallenberger, 62, passed peacefully from this life Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at his home in Federal Way, Washington surrounded by family and friends. Dixie was born on October 2, 1948 in Blanco, Texas to Marvin Dixie and Dorris Massey Hallenberger, who preceeded him in death. After graduation from Blanco High School in 1967, Dixie attended Southwest Texas State University and enlisted in the U.S.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 28, 2010
We remember the people who passed away in 2010. They are listed in the order in which BCN published their obituaries. All obituaries can be found on the BCN website. Doris Jean (Quinn) Hughes Gerald Franklin Ward, Sr. Rowena Laura Armke Voges Betty Helen Rhod ...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 28, 2010 • Photos
Martin Charles Brandt, of Blanco, Texas, was born March 10, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to Martin and Audrey Brandt and he died of cancer at his home December 29, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Lou (Rhoades) Brandt; sons Greg Brandt (Melanie) and Jeff Brandt; sister Sandra Shellaby; and grandchildren Taylor Brandt, Spencer Brandt, and Hayley Brandt, all of San Antonio. Martin graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1950 and attended Texas A&M as a member of ...