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Sandra "Sandy" Sue Jones

Sandra “Sandy” Sue Jones

May 27, 1946 — March 19, 2019

Sandra “Sandy” Sue Jones, 72, of Bertram, passed away peacefully with her family beside her on March 19, 2019, following a brief and sudden illness. She was born May 27, 1946, to James Arwin and Mary Elizabeth Hood in Estelline, Texas

Sandy (as the world knew her) never met a stranger and embraced every person who came across her path no matter what walk of life they were on. You always knew where you stood with her. Sandy was most definitely the life of the party.

Sandy was most well known for her dedicated time to the Burnet H-E-B where she retired in 2007 after 21 years of service.

She was a beloved Sister, Mother, and Nana, these were her greatest accomplishments in life and family meant everything to her.

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27
Mar

Wanda Marie Hutson Cox

Wanda Marie Hutson Cox

January 28, 1922 — March 24, 2019

Wanda Marie Hutson Cox, 97, passed away on March 24, 2019.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 Friday, March 29 at First Baptist Church in Burnet with interment to follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Edgar & Jenkins Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas.

Wanda was born in Gustine, Texas on Jan. 28, 1922 to Luther and Katheryn Hutson, both deceased.  She was raised in San Antonio, Texas, and during her early years, she taught tap dancing to children in San Antonio, Burnet and, Itazuke, Japan.  On December 31, 1945 she married John D. Cox in Danville, Illinois.  They then spent the next 20 years in the Air Force traveling from base to base including a three year stay in Japan.

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20
Mar

Ronny Hibler

Ronny Hibler

November 15, 1946 — March 15, 2019

Ronny Hibler, born Nov. 15, 1946, in Burnet, Texas to Richard and Maybelle Hibler, passed away March 15, 2019, at his home in Marble Falls, Texas.

A graduate of Marble Falls High School, Ronny served in the United States Navy and then worked as a mechanic and ran a business with his father in Marble Falls before starting a heating and air business in the 1990s.

He was elected Burnet County Commissioner, Precinct 3, serving four terms, and retired in 2016 from what was by far his favorite and most rewarding job, serving the community. He was a Board member for CARTS, the Burnet County Library, Burnet County Historical Commission and a boat race volunteer. He was an accomplished fisherman, winning many competitive events; he enjoyed golf and traveling the country with his wife and his four legged furry baby, Dosi. Ronny attended Walnut Methodist Church in Round Mountain.

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20
Mar

William (Bill) John Kraft Jr.

William (Bill) John Kraft Jr.

June 8, 1927 — March 17, 2019

William (Bill) John Kraft Jr., born June 8, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, peacefully passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Burnet. Bill was a devoted husband and father and was a friend to all.

Along with spending time with his family he enjoyed hunting, fishing and coaching little league football. He graduated from Waite High School in Toledo and joined the U.S. Army in September 1945 and discharged March 3, 1947. Upon returning home he met Helen, his wife of 68 years.

They moved to Texas in 1970 and later retired in Burnet in 1985. He worked part time at Longhorn Caverns and was a member of First Lutheran Church. He served on various committees and volunteered countless hours to his church, family, and LA Care.

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Michael "Cullie" Culpepper

Michael “Cullie” Culpepper

November 15, 1952 – March 10, 2019

Michael Ross “Cullie” Culpepper was called to the Lord’s side Sunday, March 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Cullie was born Nov. 15, 1952 in Midland, Texas, to Agatha and BH Culpepper. He grew up in Odessa, Texas and graduated from Permian High School in 1971. Cullie attended and graduated from Rice University in Houston on a football scholarship. It was in Houston where he met his wife, and the love of his life for over 44 years, Robyn. Together they had four amazing children. Cullie always treated his friends like family, and in return, ingrained himself into his friends’ families, even attending their family reunions. He was known for nicknaming most of his family and many of his friends.

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13
Mar

Col. Chester Matthew Tobey

Col. Chester Matthew Tobey

d. March 8, 2019

Colonel Chester Matthew Tobey, 90, of Marble Falls, Texas, passed away March 8, 2019, at the Doris Miller Veterans Center in Waco, Texas. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico to Emmett and Nettie Tobey.

Chester is a decorated Vietnam Veteran who served his community and family with enthusiasm and love. He is survived by his wife, Vivian I. Tobey; three sons, Randall and wife Donna, Daniel and wife Tina, Kenneth and wife Sheila; as well as seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside memorial service at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park this Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m.

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13
Mar

Ralph Howard Whitman Jr.

Ralph Howard Whitman Jr.

May 17, 1923 — March 6, 2019

Ralph Howard Whitman Jr. passed away on March 6, 2019. Ralph was born in Newport, Rhode Island on May 17, 1923. He graduated from Rogers High School, Newport, Rhode Island, in 1941. When World War II broke out, he joined the Sea Bees and served in the South Pacific for two and a half years before returning to the states for R&R. While preparing for a return to the South Pacific, the news broke out that the war would be over soon. Following the war, he traveled to Austin to work with a buddy from the Navy. This is where he met and married Doris Marie Johnson. They loved traveling the country together, and enjoyed summer road trips to visit the Rhode Island cousins. As members of several square dancing groups, they formed many lifelong friendships. Together they raised four sons: Ralph, Bill, Don and Ray.

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Harold W. Gilbert Jr.

Harold W. Gilbert Jr.

December 29, 1922 — March 10, 2019

Harold W. Gilbert Jr. was greeted by our Heavenly Father on March 10, 2019, at the age of 96. Harold’s answer when asked, “How are you doing,” was always “I’m gonna be a good ‘ol man someday.” He absolutely lived up to that mindset. Harold was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by parents, Harold Sr. and Lora; and wife of 69 years, Lorene.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at the Highland Lakes United Methodist Church, 8303 Ranch Road 1431, Buchanan Dam.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church just prior to the start of the service.

Interment to follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet.

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13
Mar

Linda Simmons Holland

Linda Simmons Holland

December 8, 1948 — March 5, 2019

Linda Simmons Holland, 70, of Burnet, passed away peacefully with her family beside her at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin on March 5, 2019, following a brief and sudden illness. She was born Thursday, Dec. 8, 1948, to Arthur and Lena Simmons in San Antonio where she was raised as the youngest of five siblings.

She was a graduate of Edison High School in San Antonio in 1967 and went on to study at San Antonio College. She married Allen Roger Holland on Dec. 4, 1969, and they would have been married 50 years this coming December.

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Mar

Billy Joe Burns

Billy Joe Burns

September 22, 1964 — March 7, 2019

Billy Joe Burns, 54, of Burnet, passed away at home March 7, 2019.

A memorial is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, at First Baptist Church Bertram at 2 p.m. Pastor Gordon R. Bergstrom will officiate the service.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Billy’s life.

He was born to Nathan Wayne Burns Sr. and Patricia Lee Jackson on Sept. 22, 1964, in Burnet. Billy is survived by his mother, Pat Jackson of Bertram, Jack Jackson, of Burnet; brother, Nathan Burns and wife Janet of Bertram; and sister, Rhonda Pack of Burnet. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Billy is preceded in death by his father, Nathan Burns Sr.

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