Obits

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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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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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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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Mary Ruth Keltch

Mary Ruth Keltch

August 13, 1952 — December 16, 2019

Mary Ruth Keltch, age 67, passed away Dec. 16, 2019 in the hospital surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Mary was the middle of five children, born on Aug. 13, 1952, in Houston, Texas to William Alfred and Louisa Maria Speed.

She was a resident of Kingsland, having lived in the Burnet area since 1984. She was a catastrophe insurance adjuster and loved her job. Mary enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting and relaxing on a cruise. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

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Cutter Ashton Sims

Cutter Ashton Sims

December 16, 1994 — December 11, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our son, father, brother and friend, Cutter Ashton Sims, on Dec. 11, 2019.

He was born on Dec. 16, 1994. Cutter was a smart, handsome, adventurous and free spirited soul. If you knew him well or barely at all, he always left you thinking. Whether it was about him being sarcastic, ridiculously funny, downright sweet or selflessly helpful, he left his mark.

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Terry Lee Feldbusch

Terry Lee Feldbusch

April 20, 1954 — December 6, 2019

Terry Lee Feldbusch, age 65, passed away at his home in Burnet on Dec. 6, 2019. Terry was the youngest of five children, born on April 20, 1954, in Inglewood, California to Walter Feldbusch and Lillian Ashby Feldbusch.

He was a resident of Burnet, having moved here from California in 1992. He retired after spending 38 years in the teflon/plastics recycling business. Terry enjoyed fishing, boating, and loved all sports, mainly his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. He was married to Delores Clark on July 12, 1980.

Terry is survived by his wife of 39 years, Delores of Burnet; daughter, Kerri Jones and son-in-law David; and daughter, Shannon Steffey and son-in-law Danny; and son, Bryan Feldbusch. Also surviving are brothers, JR Feldbusch and wife Fran, Richard Feldbusch and wife Sandy; and sister, Mary Lucett.

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Francis (Panchita) Hernandez

Francis (Panchita) Hernandez

September 8, 1939 — December 7, 2019

Francis (Panchita) Hernandez, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Kingsland, Texas.

She was born on Sept. 8, 1939, in Laredo, Texas to Oswaldo Sr. and Guadalupe Martinez Gonzalez. Panchita grew up in the fields, a family of migrant workers. In 1952 her family began following the harvest up through Utah and Idaho. In 1967 the Gonzalez family made their home in Brigham City, Utah, then in 2001, she moved her family back to her roots, settling in Burnet, Texas. On July 30, 1977, in Elko, Nevada, she married Pedro Antonio Hernandez (Toño).
She is survived by her children, Mario Navarro, Anna Arredondo, Pedro A. Hernandez, Sandra and Nina Hernandez; two brothers; and four sisters; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Emma Faye Tidwell Farley Davis

Emma Faye Tidwell Farley Davis

September 11, 1925 — December 4, 2019

Emma Faye Tidwell Farley Davis, 94, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2019 in Burnet, Texas.

She was born near Montell, Texas, on Sept. 11, 1925 to William Samuel Tidwell and Genoa Hunter Tidwell.

Faye is survived by her son, Perry Edward Farley and his wife Annette; daughter, Jamie Elizabeth King and her husband Dwight; and daughter, Dana Bernice Schafer and husband Speck. One son, Michael Stephen Farley, preceded her in death. She is also survived by a younger brother, Marcus Elton Tidwell and wife Betty; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Faye was a quiet, loving lady who greatly anticipated her family gatherings and cherished those times when the family was together. She loved camping and fishing with late husband Roland, all kinds of games and outings, especially cruises.

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Bill Hinds

Bill Hinds

July 3, 1958 — December 3, 2019

Bill Hinds, 61, lifelong resident of Burnet, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 3, 2019. He was born July 3, 1958 to Denver and Dorothy Wilson Hinds in Burnet.

Bill attended Burnet High school and was married to his high school sweetheart Lisette for 43 years. He started his asphalt business in 1980. Bill was kindhearted and had a great love for his family, his work and motorcycles, his grandson Jake was one of his greatest joys. He also had a great love for music and was a mason for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lisette; daughter, Candice Hinds; son, Wesley Hinds and wife Pamela; grandson, Jake Hinds; brother, Daryl Hinds; sisters, Darla Clark and Shawnna Bell; sister-in-law, Candee Hinds; brother-in-law, Joel Bell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held Monday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet, interment followed at Burnet City Cemetery.

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Dorothy Nell Holder

Dorothy Nell Holder

October 12, 1934 — November 26, 2019

Dorothy Nell Holder, 85, of Goldthwaite, Texas, formerly of Burnet, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

She was born Oct. 12, 1934 in Concord, Texas to Herman K. and Vera Heine.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie Holder of Goldthwaite, Texas; nieces and nephews, Debbie Furr and husband Terry, Raymond Heine, Lynda Jackson and husband Donald, Darla Schwartz, Wanda Wilkins and Don Watson and wife Debbie.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Burnet City Cemetery, Burnet, Texas. 

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

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