Obits

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16
Oct

Doris (Russell) Sealey

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Doris (Russell) Sealey

October 23, 1920 — September 26, 2019

Doris (Russell) Sealey went to her heavenly home on September 26, 2019 at the age of 98.

She was born to Neva and Lemuel “Lem” Russell on October 23, 1920 in Andice, Texas.  She was a faithful wife and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many.

On July 6, 1940 she was joined in marriage to Travis Eudell Sealey at the First Baptist Church of Houston in the pastor study. They had 3 children, 2 sons, Tommy and Jacky and 1 daughter Sherlyn.  Throughout her life she prioritized her strong faith and the importance of being the best wife, mother and grandmother her family could ask for. 

Wed
09
Oct

Dean Pete (Pistol) Pearce

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Dean Pete (Pistol) Pearce

October 25, 1954 — September 25, 2019

Pete Pearce was born Oct. 25, 1954 in McNary, Arizona as one of nine children born to Lowell Rogers and Mary Louise Allen Pearce. He passed away Sept. 25, 2019 in Brenham, Texas.

Pete attended Snowflake Unified High School in Snowflake, Arizona and Studied at Eastern Arizona College and was a member of their Rodeo Team.

Growing up he was an active member of 4-H and showed Steers at the Holbrook Arizona, Navajo County Fair. He was a self-taught Professional Team Roper and was a true cowboy at heart and in life. He always had a rope in his hand and was always willing to help someone with their roping skills.

Pete was the 1989 Coors World Finals Champion Heeler and won the George Strait Team Roping Classic in 1984 and 1986. Pete loved his Savior and his fellowmen, and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Wed
09
Oct

Herbert (Herbie) Bailey Norman

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Herbert (Herbie) Bailey Norman

d. October 3, 2019

Herbert (Herbie) Bailey Norman, age 83, passed away at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3after receiving care from Hospice at his home in Council Creek Village, Burnet Texas.

Herbie, son of Elma Lee and J.T. Norman, was born in a tent in Lampasas, Texas on Sulphur Creek. He was lovingly raised by his grandparents, Viva Georgia and Euel Franklin Ellis of Burnet. Herbie served in the Korean War from 1953 to 1956 with the US Navy on the DDE 577 USS Sproston, aka a tin can destroyer. Later, Herbie experienced an unexpected loss of his only son Herbert Wayne Norman in 1979.

Herbie was a Harley rider and loved fishing and being on the water.

Wed
02
Oct

Tomasa Bernal Castillo

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Tomasa Bernal Castillo

November 16, 1921 — September 28, 2019

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, Tomasa Bernal Castillo of Burnet, Texas passed away at the age of 97.

Tomasa was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Blanco, and moved to Burnet at a very young age, spending over 82 years as a resident of Burnet.

Tomasa was married to Charlie Castillo of Burnet and together they raised nine children: Adelia Rivera of Waco, Texas; Felipe Salazar; Benita Gutierrez of Marble Falls, Texas; Lydia Gonzalez of Waco, Texas; Jimmy Salazar of Austin, Texas; Angie Castillo of Burnet, Texas; Charlie Castillo, Jr. of Montgomery, Texas; Henry Castillo of Burnet, Texas and Daniel Castillo of Burnet.

Wed
02
Oct

Lester Royce Patterson

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Lester Royce Patterson

April 30, 1934 — September 17, 2019

Lester Royce Patterson, 85, passed away on Sept. 17, 2019.

Mr. Patterson’s funeral was held on Friday, Sept. 20 at Bertram Church of Christ with interment following at Oatmeal Cemetery.

Lester was born on April 30, 1934 in Ackerly, Texas, to Melvina and Uzera Patterson. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Lester enlisted at a younger age than allowed and had to have his father sign approval for his enlistment. Upon his discharge from the Air Force he work for several years in the oil fields. Later he went to work for the State of Texas until his retirement after 33 years. Lester’s favorite activity was fishing and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved building and built the home that he and Betty lived in up to his passing.

Wed
25
Sep

Thomas (Tommy) Edward Lynch Lowe

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Thomas (Tommy) Edward Lynch Lowe

Thomas (Tommy) Edward Lynch Lowe, 30, of Burnet, TX passed away in Corpus Christi, TX

A memorial service was held on a beach in Maui, Hawaii.

Tommy was born June 19, 1989 in Monroe, Louisiana to Cindy Lowe and Thomas Lynch.

Tommy was a joyful and upbeat man. He was full of life. He was handsome, smart, and talented amongst all of his other wonderful qualities.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burnet, Texas, where he also served as a member of the choir. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Burnet Fire Department. He was a student at Central Texas College where he had earned a paralegal certification and he was working in his HVAC certification. He was an employee at Hoover True Value hardware store.

Wed
25
Sep

William Leroy Ellett

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William Leroy Ellett

August 28, 1926 — September 21, 2019

William Leroy Ellett passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

Leroy was born Aug. 28, 1926 and was preceded in death by his wife Edna Mobolene Richards Ellett.

Leroy and Mobie were known to take in and care for many children over the course of their married life: daughters, Rene Mobley (husband Phil) of Dalhart, Hope Reyes of Killeen, Elizabeth Strmiska (husband James) of Chandler, Arizona, Amanda Parker (husband David) of Burnet; grandchildren, Veluska Reyes, Garrison Strmiska, Josiah, Kayla and Lesha Parker, Jered, Bret and PJ Mobley and many more. Leroy is also survived by his sister-in-law, Carol Richards Freeman; and brother-in-law, Billy Don Weaver of Marble Falls; and brother-in-law, Roger Crowder of Burnet. Plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wed
25
Sep

Bobby J. Shelton

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Bobby J. Shelton

July 13, 1934 — September 18, 2019

Bobby J. Shelton, age 85, of Burnet, Texas, arrived in the eternal presence of the Lord on Sept. 18, 2019, at Autumn Leaves Georgetown, Texas. He was born to Boyd N. and Willie Bea Shelton in Millport Alabama on July 13, 1934. 

Viewing will be at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet Sunday, Sept. 22, 6 to 8 p.m., and funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Burnet, Texas with burial following at 3 p.m., Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. 

Bobby grew up in Columbus, Mississippi. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he retired after 22 years at the rank of Master Sergeant serving many stations stateside and in England and Spain. Post military he served many years in financial management. 

Wed
18
Sep

James Alvin Jowers

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James Alvin Jowers

September 14, 1942 — September 13, 2019

James Alvin Jowers, age 76, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 13, 2019 in Liberty Hill, Texas.

James was born on Sept. 14, 1942 in Brady to Melvin Clinton “Pete” Jowers and Roxie Lee (Hitchcock) Jowers.

James is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Melvin and most recently, Wayne Jowers. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Chikako “Chiko” (Nishida); their children, son Melvin “Chris” Jowers and daughter Cathy Ann Jowers and her husband Allan Castillo; granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Duncan and her husband Jacob; great-grandchildren, Amaris Hope, Zaydin James and Caleb Alexander Duncan; sister, Christine DeSpain and her husband Johnny; and brother, Johnny Jowers; as well as numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends who will miss him deeply.

Wed
18
Sep

Ethel Mae Beal Benedict

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Ethel Mae Beal Benedict

May 10, 1940 — September 11, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, Ethel Mae Beal Benedict, 79, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away in her home in Burnet, Texas after a 10-year battle with cancer.

Ethel Mae was born on May 10, 1940, to William Warden Beal and Melvina (Vina) Barnett Beal in Bertram, Texas. She was raised in Austin, Texas and graduated from McCallum High School in 1958 as the highest ranking girl. Ethel Mae spent almost every weekend and summer in Bertram with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Barnett, and she attended Bertram Cumberland Presbyterian Church for almost her entire life. She attended the University of Texas for one year, and then worked for Braniff Airlines as a flight attendant from Dec. 1959 to Feb. 1961.

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