Obits

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Jan

Nell Shanks Reynolds

Nell Shanks Reynolds

June 19, 1938 — January 3, 2020

Nell Shanks Reynolds, of Burnet, passed away Jan. 3, 2020, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 81.

Wed
08
Jan

Willie Lee Vann

Willie Lee Vann

June 15, 1925 — January 4, 2020

Willie Lee Vann, age 94, of Lampasas, was born June 15, 1925 in Belton, Texas to Leslie Lee and Ora Viola (Carpenter) Vann. He passed from this life on Jan. 4, 2020.

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08
Jan

Thomas Lee Ischy Jr.

Thomas Lee Ischy Jr.

February 27, 1934 — January 1, 2020

Thomas Lee Ischy, Jr. of Bertram died Jan. 1, 2020. He was born Feb. 27, 1934 in Leander to Thomas Lee Ischy Sr. and Essie Marie Chandler Ischy.

He married Glenda Lynch on April 4, 1959.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents; stepdad, Everett Howard; sister, Kathy Howard Roberts; grandson, Kelvin Ischy; and two nephews, Mike Ischy and Don Ischy.

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08
Jan

John Bartow Davis

John Bartow Davis

September 1, 1945 — January 1, 2020
John Bartow Davis of Lake Buchanan passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020. He was born to John William and Dorthea Davis on September 1, 1945 in Gainesville, Florida. John grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and attended John Knox Presbyterian Church with his family. After high school, John was an active member of the ROTC and graduated from Furman University. He then became a commissioned officer, dedicated 23 years to his country, and served in both Vietnam and Desert Storm, reaching the rank of Lt. Colonel.

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26
Dec

Reba Kinsey

Reba Kinsey

April 24, 1950 — December 19, 2019

Reba Kinsey, age 69, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. She was born April 24, 1950, in Slayton, Texas to William David Kinman and Wanda Lucille Taylor Kinman.

Reba was a resident of Marble Falls and the local area for over 40 years, most recently Burnet. She worked for many years at Highland Lakes Casting and in her spare time enjoyed playing Bingo with her best friend Freda. She also was a great gardener who passed her green thumb on to her sister Pam and sister-in-law Marie.

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26
Dec

Jose Humberto Meza

Jose Humberto Meza

September 22, 1989 — December 20, 2019

Jose Humberto Meza was born on Sept. 22, 1989 in Cook County, Illinois. Jose was raised in Chicago where he met his best friends and threw the best basement parties and overprotected his sister.

In 2009, Jose and his parents relocated to Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico where he proceeded to scare his mom by popping wheelies on his motorcycle.

In 2012, Jose moved to San Antonio to be closer to family; two short years later on one summer day, Cristina tripped and fell into Jose’s life.

Jose’s biggest dream was to be a law enforcement officer. In Dec. of 2015, Jose graduated from the San Antonio College Law Enforcement Academy. In July of 2016, Jose began to fulfill his dream and was sworn in as a Llano County Sheriff Deputy.

Jose married his wife Cristina Silva on Sept. 16, 2016.

Thu
26
Dec

John Allan Rex

John Allan Rex

d. December 20, 2019

John Allan Rex, beloved husband, father and pawpaw passed away Dec. 20, 2019. He leaves behind many wonderful memories for his loving wife of 49 years, Patricia; sons, John and Bobby; as well as the pride of his life, his grandchildren, Tanner, Kendall, Regan, Tieran and Ryan. He truly never met a stranger in his life and to know him was to love him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held at a future date.

Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

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26
Dec

Benita C. Neve

Benita C. Neve

December 24, 1918 — December 16, 2019

Benita C. Neve, 100, formerly of Kerrville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 16at Briarcliff Health Center in Greenville, Texas after a short illness.

She was born on Dec. 24, 1918 in Burnet, Texas to Jacob and Sarah Clements and was married to Bill Neve in Corpus Christi, Texas on Jan. 12, 1962.

She is survived by her two sons, Grady Hammett and wife Beverly of Temple, and O’Dean Hammett and wife Crystal of Lampasas; three daughters, Millo Owens of Wolfe City, Kitty Olson of Houston, and Barbara Zimmerman and husband Steve of Victoria; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville and the Eastern Star.

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26
Dec

Laura Elaine Herring Connely

Laura Elaine Herring Connely

March 31, 1917 — December 15, 2019

Laura Elaine Herring Connely passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 in Tow, Texas at the age of 102. She was born March 31, 1917 in Otoe County, Nebraska to Theodore P. Herring and Hattie Frenzel Herring. Laura was a resident of Tow, Texas for 49 years since coming from Missouri.

Laura graduated from Neosho High School and married LeRoy Connely in 1937. After moving to Tow she attended the Tow Baptist Church. She was also active in the local senior citizen group and the Disabled Veterans Ladies Auxiliary. Laura loved fishing and gardening. In her later years she loved watching the flowers bloom and the wildlife play through the living room window.

Laura is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore P. Herring and Hattie Frenzel Herring; husband, LeRoy Connely; eldest son, Donald L. Connely; and two daughters, Star Elaine and Terri Lynn Connely.

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26
Dec

Terry Lee Reed

Terry Lee Reed

December 26, 1943 — November 5, 2019

Terry Lee Reed (Terry the Barber), 75, of Briggs, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at Adventist Health Lampasas (Rollins Brook Hospital).
He was born Dec. 26, 1943 in Briggs, Texas, to parents, Martin Luther Reed and Nora Faye (Baker) Reed. Terry grew up in Briggs and graduated from high school in 1962. He went to Modern Barber College in Austin and became a licensed barber.

He cut hair in Killeen for six months and then on to Austin for about ten years, and the remainder of his career was in Lampasas. He married Rachel A. Dennison on May 29, 1965. He was a member of Jr. Jaycees, Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce, Keystone Square Museum, and Lampasas Yaloo Gunfighters. Terry loved to play Texas Hold ‘em.

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