Obits

Wed
07
Nov

Melvin Herbert McMullin Sr.

Melvin Herbert McMullin Sr.

d. October 27, 2018

It is with saddest regret to announce the death of Melvin Herbert McMullin Sr. on Oct. 27, 2018, at the age of 76 years. He lived a long and full life, enjoying his hard work of Masonry.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Mary McMullin. They had three beautiful children, Melvin McMullin Jr. and spouse Margie; Pamela Turner and spouse Jeremy; and Vickie Crim and spouse Joseph, as well as daughter in-law Sharon Welhouse and son in-law Russell Lanfear

In addition their family grew by 16 grandchildren: Michael and Cassie Johnsted, Mandy McMullin, Melvin and Avery McMullin III, Cassy McMullin and Alex Hernandez, Kari and Samuel Slaydon III, Jeffery and Victoria Penrod, Victora, Hannah, Benjamin, Josie, and Calli Crim. He was blessed with 14 great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Post Mountain Cemetery in Burnet, Texas.

Wed
07
Nov

Donald Sexton Hibler

Donald Sexton Hibler

January 27, 1924 — November 2, 2018

Donald Sexton Hibler was born Jan. 27, 1924, at the home place in Oatmeal, Texas. He was the seventh son of Ben and Pearl Hibler. He peacefully passed through the Pearly Gates Nov. 2, 2018.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Pearl Sexton Hibler; seven brothers, Hansford, Prentis, James, Melvin, Howell, Calvin and his beloved twin Ronald; and by his wife, Jeanne Kirk Hibler. Donald is survived by his sons, Benjamin (Benny) and wife Anita and Carl and wife Cindy; four granddaughters, Donna, Jennifer, Katie Jo and Dondi; and three great-grandchildren, Areal, Corey and Cassidi, as well as a large number of loving nieces and nephews.

Wed
07
Nov

William Roy "Billy" Taylor

William Roy “Billy” Taylor

July 14, 1950 — November 3, 2018

On November 3, 2018, after a short battle with cancer, William Roy “Billy” Taylor of Kingsland went to be with his Lord. The son of Herman “Red” and Carmen (Fowler) Taylor was born July 14, 1950, in Burnet and grew up in Bertram before moving to Missouri, marrying his beloved wife of 20 years, Wanda.

Billy’s love of volunteering at the Highland Lakes Church of Christ Food Pantry was only one example of his desire to be a good and faithful servant of God. Although he had no formal training, Billy’s inner beauty was revealed in his oil painting, which he loved to share with everyone.

Billy is survived by his older brother, Brian, of Amarillo; and sisters, Joyce Taylor of Flower Mound and Sherry (Taylor) Wills and husband Ken Love of Kingsland. Also surviving is his extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda and his parents Red and Carmen.

Wed
07
Nov

Auda Leslie Ross

Auda Leslie Ross

d. October 2, 2018

Auda Leslie Ross, 99, passed away on Oct. 2, 2018.

A memorial service for Mr Ross and his wife Mary will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Burnet, Texas.

His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Mary Ross; and his parents, Avery and Lelia Ross.

Auda is survived by his daughter, Della Gibson and husband Wayne; sons, Michael Ross and John Ross; grandchildren, Kevin Edgington, Patrick Gibson, Brandon Colclasure, Corey Ross, Megan Ross and Jessica Ross; four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements under the care of Jenkins Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas.

 

Wed
31
Oct

Margarita Bernal Aleman

Margarita Bernal Aleman

March 19, 1934 — October 28, 2018

Margarita Bernal Aleman of Burnet, passed away on October 28. She was born on March 19, 1934 in Blanco. She is survived by her husband Jesus Aleman, 4 children: daughter, Maria Ramirez and husband Ralphael, sons, Roger Bernal, Reuben Bernal and wife Maggie, Joel Bernal and wife Jackelyn Bernal; grandchildren, Veronica, John, Larry, Raven, Tori, Bernie, RJ, Briana, Nicholas, Angelina, Devin, Jacob, and Andruw. Maggie also left behind 2 sisters and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Maggie loved her flowers, loved to watch her garden grow that her husband took care of on a daily basis. She enjoyed having company and also sitting outside enjoying the outdoors. Maggie also enjoyed the everyday visits from her 3 grandsons, who went by to check on her and their papa.

Wed
31
Oct

Phyllis Fulenwider McNelly

Phyllis Fulenwider McNelly

July 28, 1943 — October 29, 2018

Phyllis Fulenwider McNelly, age 75, passed away in Houston, Texas on October 29, 2018.

Phyllis was born July 28, 1943, the daughter of Leslie and Dorothy Piper Fulenwider. She is the youngest of their four children; her brothers are Les, Jr (Nooner), Jerry, and Ralph. Phyllis is the great-granddaughter of F.A. Piper, founder of F.A. Piper and Co., housed in the Grand Opera House. Piper was instrumental in establishing the railroad in Uvalde and helped settle the town in its early days.

Phyllis graduated from Uvalde High School in 1961, attended Southwest Texas Junior College and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa before graduating with an Associate’s Degree. She then attended Sam Houston State University where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Wed
31
Oct

Michael Dean Edwards

Michael Dean Edwards

February 25, 1972 — October 18, 2018

Michael Dean Edwards, 46, of Taylor, passed away Thursday, Oct.18, 2018, at Seton Williamson Hospital in Round Rock. Michael was born February 25, 1972, at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin to Milford Dean Edwards and Geneva Tinker Edwards.

Michael grew up and attended Burnet schools graduating in 1990. He graduated from the University of Houston with degrees in Computer Science and Psychology. He also attended the University of Houston Clear Lake, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He was a former resident of Georgetown and later Taylor and was employed by Dell Computer for over 17 years where he worked as a Call Center Analysist.

Wed
24
Oct

Sam Houston III

Sam Houston III

November 4, 1948 — October 19, 2018

Sam Houston III, beloved husband, father, grandpa, uncle, and brother went to be with the Lord Oct. 19, 2018.

Wed
17
Oct

Walter F. Nelson

Walter F. Nelson

November 10, 1920 — October 2, 2018

Walter F. Nelson, 97, of Marble Falls, passed away on Oct. 2, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Walter was born in Ranger, Texas, on Nov. 10, 1920, to Thomas Howard Nelson and Elnora Berry Nelson. Walter spent his early years in Gail, Texas, and was a 1939 graduate of Fluvanna High School.

In May 1942, Walter began working for a road and bridge construction company that helped build Bergstrom Air Force Base. In October of that year, Walter was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in WWII until he was discharged in 1946.

After the war, Walter returned to Austin, where he used his GI bill funds to attend the Nixon Clay School of Business, majoring in accounting and minoring in economics. After graduation, he began his 35-year career as an accountant with the State of Texas, first with the Comptroller's Office and then retiring in 1983 from the Department of Water Resources.

Wed
17
Oct

James Lee Courtney

James Lee Courtney

October 17, 1931 — October 11, 2018

James Lee Courtney, 86, passed away on Oct. 11, 2018.

A funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 15, at Jenkins Funeral Home with interment following at Post Mountain Cemetery.

James was born on Oct. 17, 1931, to John and Mamie Courtney in Caldwell County, Texas. James proudly served his country in the U. S. Army.

He is preceded in death by his son, Johnny Courtney; parents, John and Mamie Courtney; and his sisters, Hazel Bradley and Mamie Ellen Johnson.

James is survived by his children, James Courtney Jr, Larry Courtney, Steve Courtney, Mike Courtney, and Susie Gragert; 18 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements under the care of Jenkins Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas.

 

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