Obits

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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.

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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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17
Oct

Paul Craig Kisel (Ranger Paul)

Paul Craig Kisel (Ranger Paul)

July 29, 1959 — October 7, 2018

Paul Craig Kisel (Ranger Paul) of Denison, Texas, returned home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at the age of 59. He was born July 29, 1959. Paul was an avid outdoorsman, a loving father, grandfather, and husband, and was a dear friend to many. Paul served as a state park ranger and superintendent for over thirty-five years and volunteered countless hours at 4H and FFA events as well as with the Boy Scouts of America.

Wed
10
Oct

Doris Lazelle Lentz

Doris Lazelle Lentz

September 3, 1932 — October 1, 2018

Doris Lazelle Lentz left her earthly life and entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Oct. 1, 2018. She was born Sept. 3, 1932, to Edgar and Emily Walden at the Walden farm in Jollyville, Texas, Travis County.

Doris will be remembered for her mercy, kindness, and generosity. She had a love for Jesus Christ and a passion for introducing people to the path of the Lord. She was a dedicated prayer warrior and soul winner who led her husband, Bud, to the Lord after 13 years of prayer for him. At that time he joined her as a member of the First Baptist Church in Kingsland, Texas. Doris taught Sunday school classes for many years and lead prayer groups in her home. She had a passion for studying the Bible and learning scripture.

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10
Oct

Melvin Webb

Melvin Webb

June 14, 1934 — October 3, 2018

Melvin Webb, 84, of Kingsland, passed away October 3, 2018. He was born June 14, 1934 in Lampasas to Andy Webb and Lou Emma Garrett Webb.

Melvin married Wilma on September 1, 1962. He was a rancher his whole life, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and feeding the cows on their ranch.

Melvin is survived by his son, Marion Webb and wife Misti; granddaughters, Candice Webb, Hunter Webb, and grandson Colten Webb; as well as many nieces, nephews and family friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Wilma, and his son Michael Melvin Webb and brother Milton Webb.

Visitation was held Friday October 5, 2018 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Funeral Service was held Saturday October 6, 2018 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Dobyville Cemetery in Lampasas.

Pallbearers are Joel Garrett, Clay Burton, Art Sanchez, Brad Webb, Trent Burton and Andy Webb.

Wed
03
Oct

Nellie Mae Cook Baker

Nellie Mae Cook Baker

August 13, 1922 — September 28, 2018

Nellie Mae Cook Baker died Sept. 28, 2018, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple at age 96.
She was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Kempner, Texas, and was raised there by parents Frank and Texie (Grizzle) Cook. Nellie had lived most of her life in Lampasas County and later in Burnet. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lampasas and a life member of the VFW Auxiliary. She worked as a nurse’s aide for a number of years.
She is survived by her children, Jay Meyer, Priscilla Luetkenhoelter and husband Wayne, Loretta Collins and husband John, and Olivia Meyer; nieces, Hedy Heugatter and Carolyn Franks; grandchildren, Michelle Meyer, Samantha Sparks, John Melancon, Danny Brown and Tamara Hamm (Scott); nine great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, husband Bill Baker, grandson and great-grandson.

Wed
03
Oct

Mary Margaret Fry

Mary Margaret Fry

Sepember 4, 1930 — September 25, 2018

Mary Margaret Fry of Burnet passed away peacefully in Georgetown on Sept. 25, 2018, at the age of 88. Born Sept. 4, 1930, to James Harry and Myrtle Warner Singleton, she grew up in Lufkin, Texas, where her family had deep roots. She was valedictorian of Lufkin High School in 1947 and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College at the top of her class in 1950 with a double major in English/education and business.

Her first full-time teaching job at Bertram High School in Bertram, Texas, took her far from her native Piney Woods. It was there that she met her future husband, local automobile dealer James Edward Fry. They were married Dec. 20, 1952 and were approaching their 65th anniversary when James passed away in 2017.

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03
Oct

Bobby L. Walker

Bobby L. Walker

September 4, 1928 — September 17, 2018

Bobby L. Walker, 90, went to be with the Lord Sept. 17, 2018. She was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Vernon, Texas, to Robert Green and Effie Hales.

She is preceded in death by her husband, J.L. Walker; parents, Robert and Effie Green; sister, Myra Beth Hall; and brothers, Ralph Green and Reginald Green.

She is survived by her son, Jeffery Kyle Walker (Lynn); daughter, Robbie Jane Waltemeyer (Dennis); sister, Lorine Mircovich; five grandchildren, Logan Walker, Whit Walker, Kerrie Byrne, Tracy Byrne, and Kent Byrne; and three great-grandchildren, Kaleb Duenas, Lane Walker, and Jett Walker.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice in Georgetown, Texas, and Gateway Garden Assisted Living staff for their compassionate care and service.

Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 21, from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas.

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03
Oct

Helen Riggs Woodard

Helen Riggs Woodard

September 16, 2018

Helen Riggs Woodard, 94, of Payson, Arizona, died Sept. 16, 2018, in Payson, Arizona.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens, Texas, with interment to follow. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home, Vernon, Texas.

Helen was born August 14, 1924, in Burnet, Texas, the daughter of Oliver Archibald (O.A.) Riggs and Ollie Mae Corker Rogers, both now deceased. She married her husband, Stanton Dwane Woodard Sr., on June 17, 1946, in Burnet, and they were married for 39 years until his passing on Dec. 2, 1985.

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