Obits

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Alma Jo Fillpot Cox

Alma Jo Fillpot Cox

July 13, 1926 — January 5, 2019

Alma Jo Fillpot Cox, 92, of Burnet, Texas, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at the Bertram Nursing Home.

A graveside service is planned for 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at Bethel Community Cemetery, Burnet County, Texas.

She was born July 13, 1926 in Dodson, Collingsworth County, Texas. She was the daughter of John William and Carrie Blanche Wever Fillpot. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jesse Darrow “JD” Cox; four sisters, Marjorie Cox, Mae Brook, Billie Lawson, and Glenna Bowden.

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Charles "Ken" Kennedy Warden

Charles "Ken" Kennedy Warden

January 11, 1935 — January 1, 2019

Charles "Ken" Kennedy Warden, 83, passed away on Jan. 1, 2019.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Vanderveer St. Church of Christ with interment to follow at Burnet City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Ken was born on Jan. 11, 1935, to Arnold W. and Susie Warden in Burnet, Texas. He attended school in Burnet and after graduating Burnet High School he went on to run an Exxon Station in Llano with his brother A.W. Ken signed up to serve his country in the Army Reserves and soon after met the love of his life, his wife, Johnnie Beth. He was then given the opportunity to run an Exxon Station in Burnet with his brother and then later on a full service Texaco on the corner of US 281 and Texas 29 from 1963-2000.

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James Richard Hamilton

James Richard Hamilton

December 5, 1939 — January 3, 2019

James Richard Hamilton was 79 years old, born in El Paso, Texas, Dec. 5, 1939. He passed away Jan. 3, 2019. He worked 40 years for Union Pacific as a train conductor.

He enjoyed relaxing activities such as reading. He was always up to date on politics, religions, the weather and everything about nature. Some referred to him as a walking encyclopedia.

James is preceded in death by his mother Mildred Hamilton; his father James Francis Carskaddon; and stepfather Richard Raymond Hamilton.

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Richard N. Gonzales

Richard N. Gonzales

October 11, 1965 — January 4, 2019

Richard N. Gonzales, 53, passed away on January 4, 2019.

His funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Jenkins Funeral Home in Burnet, Texas. Interment to follow at Post Mountain Cemetery in Burnet.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kenny Fielding, Julio Lopez, Jayson White, Barrett Branon, Zack Glenn, Ashlie Collier, Joe Mattingly and Pete Pratt.

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09
Jan

James Thomas "Jim" Kenyon

James Thomas “Jim” Kenyon

July 31, 1937 – December 26, 2018

James Thomas “Jim” Kenyon, 81, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, at his home in Delaware Springs surrounded by his family.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 301 East Graves Street, Burnet.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

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09
Jan

Christine Buckner

Christine Buckner

February 6, 1928 — December 28, 2018

Christine Buckner, 90, passed away on Dec. 28, 2018.

A funeral service was held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Vanderveer Street Church of Christ with burial following at Burnet City Cemetery.

Chris was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Burnet County to Elroy and Minnie Lou Jackson. After World War II, Chris met Ross Buckner, the man she would marry on April 3, 1946, thus beginning a loving relationship that would last 69 years until Ross’s death in 2015.

Chris was a member of the Church of Christ on Highway 281.

Chris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ross; her daughter, Janis Buckner; and son, Kelly Buckner; as well as very special friends, Valda and George Barrington.

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Carolyn Faye Pabst

Carolyn Faye Pabst

July 23, 1944 — December 27, 2018

Carolyn Faye Pabst, age 74, of Rochelle, Texas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 in Brady. She was born July 23, 1944 in Burnet, Texas, to Fred Hunziker Jr. and Dollie (Caddel) Hunziker. She married James Clayton Pabst on Feb. 22, 1968 in Laredo, Texas.

She has lived in the Brady area since 1987, moving to Brady from Kingsland. She was a caregiver for Jordan Home Health for several years. She was a cashier at Wal*Mart in Brady for over ten years and was a custodian for the Rochelle ISD for 17 years, retiring in January of 2011. She loved her flowers, yard work and country music. She was a member of the Hillbilly Hits Fan Club and enjoyed volunteering at the Heart of Country Music Museum. The love of her family was the most important thing in her life.

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John Paul Puckett Jr.

John Paul Puckett Jr.

December 3, 1947 — January 4, 2019

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Sherry Elizabeth Smith Gray

Sherry Elizabeth Smith Gray

November 9, 1954 — December 20, 2018

Sherry Elizabeth Smith Gray, age 64, of Troy, formerly of Burnet and Copperas Cove, was tragically taken from this life on Dec. 20, 2018 in Temple, Texas.

Sherry was born Nov. 9, 1954, in Killeen, Texas to Hansford Bernard Smith and Sibyl Cordie Brooks Smith.

She graduated from Copperas Cove High School with the Class of 1973. After graduation, she attended Central Texas College in Killeen, the University of Texas in Austin, and Tarleton State University of Stephenville, where she received her Bachelor of Science in May 1980. She later attended Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, and Tarleton State University of Stephenville, where she received her Master’s Degree in 2000.

Sherry loved being a teacher, a profession she was a part of for 34 years total in Copperas Cove Independent School District until her retirement.

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Shelly Elizabeth Gray Fidler

Shelly Elizabeth Gray Fidler

August 8, 1982 — December 20, 2018

Shelly Elizabeth Gray Fidler, age 36, of Temple, formerly of Burnet and Copperas Cove, was tragically taken on Dec. 20, 2018 in Temple, Texas.

Shelly was born Aug. 8, 1982, in Killeen, Texas to Robert Larry (Bob) Gray and Sherry Elizabeth Smith Gray.

Shelly graduated from Lampasas High School with the Class of 2001. After high school, Shelly attended and received her Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University with honors.

She was a Physical Education Coach for Belton Independent School District at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sherry Elizabeth Smith Gray and both her paternal and maternal grandparents.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a son, Cord Fidler of Temple; her father, Robert Larry (Bob) Gray, of Troy; two aunts, Tina Warlock and Lanell Gray Jackson; and numerous cousins.

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