Obits

Wed
14
Jan

Mary Silva

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Mary Silva, a long-time resident of the Burnet area, was called to her heavenly Father on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. She was born in 1932 to Esteban and Guadalupe R. Campos. Mary was always a familiar face at Miller’s Food Market, where she worked as a cook for 27 years. Here, she was affectionately known as “Mama Mary” and formed many close ties with her loyal customers. Once you had her as a friend, she was always on your side. Her greatest achievement was her family, which she was very proud of. Mary was a devoted mother and “Granny” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her family and would spend many hours preparing her famous dishes to share at family get-togethers. As the matriarch, her key objective was to have a united and loving family, in which she was successful. Mary was preceded in death by: her infant daughter, Guadalupe Garcia; her parents, Esteban and Guadalupe Campos, and two brothers, Santos Campos and Esteban Campos, Jr.

Wed
07
Jan

Theron Edgar Brooks III

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Theron Edgar Brooks III, M.D., 76, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Marble Falls. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls. Brooks was born, May 20, 1938, in Fort Worth, the son of Theron Edgar Brooks, Jr. and Georgie Fay Brooks. He graduated from Paschal High School in 1956 and Texas Christian University in 1959. He graduated from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1963. During his time in medical school, he met and married the former Joan Coral Reinsch on July 7, 1962, at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth. They went on to have three children together. After completing a pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital in Dallas in 1966, Brooks served in the Air Force as a physician at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, Washington.

Wed
07
Jan

Frances Marie Hamner Bookout

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Frances Marie Hamner Bookout passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 3, 2015, at the age of 93. Frances was a beloved wife, mother, and teacher. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 67 years, Luther Azle Bookout, Jr. of Burnet, and three children: Edwin Jackson Bain Bookout (wife Sally) of San Diego, California; Nanette Marie Bookout of Arlington, Texas, and Judith Bookout Adams (husband Robert) of Round Rock, Texas. Also surviving are: her five grandsons, David Bookout, Brian Bookout, Christopher Bookout, Matthew Adams and Jared Adams, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Navy Lt. E. J. Bain, in 1944, and a grandson, Ethan Adams, in 2010. Frances was born in Austin on March 19, 1921, and was the only child of Matthew Kuykendall Hamner and Carrie Virginia May Hamner. She spent her early years in the beautiful hill county area of Cherokee, Texas.

Wed
07
Jan

James “Jim” C. Miller

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Jim Miller, 86, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 2, 2015. He was born on Oct. 12, 1028, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Tom and Ora Miller. He is survived by wife Billie (Burkett) Miller. Both are longtime residents of Burnet. He is also survived by two daughters, Cindy Fellows and husband, Martin, and Kelli Vannicola and husband, Robert; and a step-daughter Jamie Reeder and husband, Adam. Jim also leaves behind six grandchildren, Matthew Fellows from San Diego, Angelina, Zach, Isabella and Isaiah Vannicola from Garland and Samantha Reeder from Houston; and one great-grandchild, Addalyn Fellows from San Diego, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, Leroy Miller and Kathryn Hudson, both of Goldthwaite, Billy Miller of San Marcos and Robert (“Red”) Miller of Rosenberg. Jim graduated from Goldthwaite High School and later attended the University of Texas Pharmacy School, where he graduated in 1955.

Wed
07
Jan

Robert William Davis

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Robert William Davis, 30, died on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, from 11a.m.-1 p.m., at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, followed by graveside services at Fall Creek Cemetery in Spicewood, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jeannie Whitehurst officiating. Davis was born on Sept. 5, 1984, to Vadine Johnson and Robert Milton Davis. He was a hard working father of two children, William and Laurin, he will be remembered for loving above all else. Davis also enjoyed fishing, hunting and cooking around the bonfire with family and friends. He was preceded in death by: his maternal grandparents, Clinton and Phyliss Johnson, and his paternal grandparent, Lt. Colonel William Davis and Margaret Davis. He is survived by: his wife, Rebecca Hamilton, and two children William Hamilton-Davis and Laurin Hamilton-Davis. He is also survived by: his parents, Robert M.

Wed
07
Jan

Ruth Robison Waggoner

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Ruth Robison Waggoner, 92, died on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. A memorial service for Waggoner will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Hill Country Fellowship Church in Burnet. She was born on Oct. 11, 1922, in Limestone County, the only child of Elmo Robison and Fannie Christie Robison. She met Bill Waggoner and discovered they had joined the same Methodist Church in Waco, Henning Ave. Methodist Church. They were later married by the minister there, Rev. William H. Manfield in 1943. They had one son, Ronald Waggoner. After her husband left the Coast Guard, she worked with him in the grocery and laundry business for about 30 years and also managed Burnet Bowling Lanes for eight years. The Waggoners were very active in the Burnet First Methodist Church and the community where they served on many different boards and committees. She was also active in the PTA, band members association, the fair and rodeo association, library and other civic organizations.

Wed
07
Jan

Howard Lee Lange

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Howard Lee Lange, 83, of Burnet, died on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, starting at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Burnet, with interment to follow at Burnet City Cemetery Lange was born on June 26, 1931, in Mason County, Texas, to Leo and Olene Lange. He married Margaret Ann Nichols on April 12, 1952, in Burnet . Lange worked in construction management in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for 23 years. In 1986, he moved to Dallas as a representative of a bonding company involved in mediation and arbitration in the DFW area. He then moved back to Burnet in 1997 serving on the city council from 1998-2002 and later he opened his pecan cracking business. Lange will be remembred as a loving husband and father and a man that many respected. Many will also fondly remember that he was a man of many talents and a great 42 player.

Wed
07
Jan

Martin Garcia Jr.

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Our beloved brother Martin Garcia, Jr., age 60, resident of Burnet, was called by our Heavenly Father on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Our brother Martin was a loving, fun, hard working and crazy kind of person. His work-included custodian duties, work with cement, landscaping and cooking. His TV schedule was like clockwork, Monday and Friday nights were for WWE wrestling, Saturday was Texas Longhorn football and Sunday was Dallas Cowboys football. Although he did not go to the Burnet football games, he knew sisters Gloria and Suzanne were going to be there and would give him play-by-play details. We would like to thank the Eucharist Ministers from Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, the staff at Oaks Nursing Home and Rehab, the staff at Seton Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet and especially the nurses in the ICU at Seton-Williamson Medical Center, Round Rock, for their dedicated services and care for our brother. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin H.

Wed
07
Jan

Gordon Womble

Gordon Womble, 46, of Bertram died on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. He was born May 27, 1968, in Dallas to Gerald Lewis and Cynthia Womble. He had been a project manager for PAC Systems since 2011. Womble was a resident of Bertram for the past seven years and attended Vanderveer Street Church of Christ in Burnet and the Bertram Church of Christ. He is survived by: his wife, Heather, of Bertram; sons, Hunter of Marble Falls and Collin of Bertram; daughter, Allison of Leander; mother, Cindy, and step-father Chuck, both of Grapevine; a brother, Gerald of Alba; sisters, Amy of Grapevine and Meredith of Cherokee and a grandmother, Carmen, of Dallas. A funeral service for Womble was held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bertram Church of Christ with interment following at Bear Creek Cemetery in Bertram. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the College Fund of Collin Womble, P.O. Box 548 Bertram, TX. 78605.

Wed
31
Dec

Barbara Ann Crownover

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Barbara Ann Collier Crownover, 72, of Marble Falls, died on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Round Mountain, Texas. She was born on Nov. 19, 1942, in Austin, the daughter of Austie Collier and Bea Ruth Tatum. She grew up in Marble Falls and married Robert Lee Crownover in 1959. He survives. They raised two daughters. Crownover was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Walnut Methodist Church in Round Mountain.

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