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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 20, 2013
Dale Holmer Smith was born in San Diego, California on June 1st, 1938. He grew up on a dairy farm where he assisted his family in running the dairy. He played football in high school where he excelled. He married his high school sweetheart Bea, his first wife, and then joined the Air Force.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Joyce LaNelle Buckelew passed away at her home in Blanco, Texas. Born on January 6, 1934, Joyce graced this earth for 79 years before leaving this world and entering into the Glory Land to be with her lord Jesus Christ. Born to Willis and Ethel Purgason, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Buckelew.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
Carl Lee Fike, 56, of Blanco, TX, received his wings on November 30, 2013. He was born on March 30, 1957 in Dallas, TX. He was son of William Lee Fike and Naomi Ruth Fike. As a child he was a Boy Scott, played both the bugle and the trumpet, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
Bryan Stephen Edmondson, passed away December 5, 2013 at the age of 48 years. He is survived by his parents Steve and Phyllis Edmondson of Alvin, Texas, his brother Boyd Edmondson and his wife Gian of Bothell, Washington, and his former wife, Penny Harvey of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by grandparents Morris and Alice Edmondson of Kendalia, Texas and Orville and Elvera Hill of Blanco, Texas. Bryan was born in Austin, Texas in 1965, attended his younger school years in Alvin, Tex ...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
Patsy Ann Patterson Youngblood, age 74, passed away on November 20, 2013, in San Antonio where she has resided since 1998. Patsy was born May 7, 1939 in Austin, Texas to Bruce and Ann Pfau Patterson. She was raised by her loving Grandmother Beulah Saunders Patterson, formerly of Blanco, who lost her husband, Patsy’s grandfather Lige Patterson shortly after she was born.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013 • Photos
Kelly Silvernail, age 67, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, with family by her side at Stone Oak Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Orange, Texas on November 1, 1946, she graduated from Kountze High School in 1965. Kelly lived in Blanco, Texas with her husband for the last 20 years. Kelly loved spending time with her family and friends.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
Henry Johnny Bindseil, 93 passed away on November 20, 2013 at his home. Visitation was at 1:00 PM Monday November 25, 2013 at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Blanco, Texas, with services to follow at 2:00 PM in Crofts – Crow Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Blanco Cemetery with military honors.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013
Viola Neill, age 95, died on Monday, November 18, 2013 in New Braunfels, Texas. She was born to Mikel Glenn and Martha (McLain) Glenn in Stuart, Oklahoma on October 4, 1918. Mrs. Neill operated a daycare center in New Braunfels for over twenty years. She is survived by her daughters, Lenona (Nonie) Felps of Blanco, Lois (Sis) Ewald and husband Vince of Austin, Margaret Weidner and husband Jerrol (Bill) of New Braunfels, Cynthia (Cindy) Graham and husband Bret of Canyon Lake and son Terry Neill ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
Oscar Smith Jr., 71, died Saturday, November 16, 2013, at McAllen Medical Center. Born in Georgetown, Texas, Mr. Smith had lived in Pharr most of his life and was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Oscar Smith Sr.; his mother, Eudelia Smith; a brother, Albert Smith; and a sister, Yolanda Smith. Mr.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
Byron David DuVall, 24, passed away November 12, 2013 in Blanco, Texas. He was born in New Braunfels, TX on September 4, 1989. Byron was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents. He is survived by his father, David R. DuVall and his mother, Cheryl Sammons; paternal grandparents, Harold and Peggy DuVall; sister, Amy Reser; two brothers, Jonathan DuVall and Dalton Janysek; two aunts, Pam Boubel and June DuVall, and two uncles, Dan DuVall and David McCampbell.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
On the morning of November 16, 2013, Stephen A. "Grip" Weber of Bastrop was called home to be with his Lord after a brief illness. He was 78 years old. Steve was born in Blanco, Texas on October 8, 1935 to August and Olga Weber. He was the youngest of six children born to the couple. Steve graduated in 1954 from Blanco High School where he met the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Evelyn Gourley, also of Blanco.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
On 13 November 2013, Kevin “Mike” Gilroy completed his final flight from this earth, ascending on Wings of Angels into the welcoming arms of his Lord. In the course of a lifetime, it is a rare privilege to encounter a person who, through their actions and deeds, serves as an unwavering beacon of light for the virtues of integrity, valor, compassion, and love.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013
Opal Etta Sunderlin, 98, of Fredericksburg passed away on November 4, 2013. She was born September 30, 1915, in Olustee, Oklahoma, to Byron Alexander and Cyntha Triplett Alexander. Opal was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 50 years, Russell Sunderlin, as well as seven siblings, four brothers and three sisters.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013
Billie Haning left this earth to see our Heavenly Father who was greeting her with open arms on Saturday, November 9, 2013. She was born on April 7, 1938 in Dallas, Texas. She was not only a wife, mother, sister, granny and friend; she was a former teacher's assistant and a waitress, but mostly a full time mother and wife.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013 • Photos
Dennis Ovid Webster, Blanco, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 6, 2013. Dennis was taken from this world in a jobsite accident. Dennis was born on October 14, 1948 in Jetmore, Kansas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilma (Abbott) Babcock and Ovid Webster. He is survived by his wife Loretta of Blanco, Tx, Daughters; Cindy King and husband Tim of Salina Kansas, Sandy Cameron and husband Rodney of Osborne Kansas, Carla Foth of Blanco Tx, Julie Timmons and husband Bobb ...