Obits

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RB Scifres

RB Scifres, 86, died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Visitation with the family will be held tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 Highway 281 N in Marble Falls. A memorial service will be held at 1 p. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 2702 Morman Mill Road, Marble Falls, followed by burial at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet. Scifres was born in Quanah, Texas, on Aug. 7, 1928. In his early 20s, Scifres became an ordained minister and led his own Baptist Church in Cimmaron, New Mexico. He travelled extensively in his work as a sheet metal fabricator, spending time in Saudi Arabia, Brooklyn, New York and various other locations across the United States and Texas. Wherever the wind blew, he was there, until the day it blew him into the path of his future wife, Beverly, with whom (he conceded from their first dance) he wanted to spend the rest of his life.

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Wayne Graham Gentry

Wayne Graham Gentry, 71, died on Sept. 27, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 3 p.m., at the Hill Country Hall, 15675 East Texas 29, in Buchanan Dam. Highland Lakes Honor Guard will perform at 3:30 p.m., with Chaplain Harvey Klee officiating. Gentry was born in Neptune City, New Jersey, on March 27, 1943, to Donald Wade Gentry and Claire Michaels Gentry. He entered the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, and became a member of the 6th Army Security Agency, the 101st Army Airborne Rangers, Special Forces, and a top secret group, “Ghost Walkers.” He was captured twice in Vietnam and tortured as a POW until he escaped. After medically- and honorably-discharged in 1967, Gentry became somewhat of a jack of all trades, especially in the automotive industry and as a salesman. He was an expert marksman, an avid hunter and fisherman and loved attending gun and knife shows. He married Molly Morrison in May, 1990, in San Antonio and she survives.

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Aaron Patrick Weems

Aaron Patrick Weems, 26, died on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. He was born on April 9, 1988, in Houston, Texas, but spent most of his younger years in Alief, Texas. In 2006, he graduated from Western Hills High School in Fort Worth. Weems had worked for Stealth Products in Burnet for the last twoand- a-half years as a graphic artist and web designer. He loved to draw, read and play video games. He was known as a kind man who knew how to love and was well loved in return. Weems is survived by: his mother, Leslie Carr, and her husband, Ricky Carr; a sister, Aja Martinez and her fiancé, Mike Hancock; a brother, Stephen Weems; nieces, Delia Martinez and Lily Ledesma; and a nephew, Tyler Hancock. He is also survived by his partner of eight years, Lammar Jones. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls.

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Beulah Irene Wright

Mrs. Beulah Irene Wright, 91, of McMinnville, Tennessee, died on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Raintree Manor in McMinnville, Tennessee. A funeral service is planned for 1 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel, with the Brothers John Jones and Bobby Vickers officiating. Her grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers as interment follows at 11 a.m. (EST) Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Princeton, West Virginia, with Gary Pennington officiating. The Wright Family will receive friends today, Oct. 15, from 4-8 p.m. and tomorrow, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home in McMinnville, Tennessee. Wright was born on Feb. 08, 1923, in Narrows, Virginia, to Opie Earl and Ella Frances Crawford Hylton. She previously worked in retail sales and was a member of Sunny Hills Baptist Church.

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William Steve Massey

William Steve Massey of Oatmeal, Texas, died Oct. 11, 2014, at the age of 61 years. Massey was born on Nov. 4, 1952, in Burnet County, the son of V.W. and Alma Faye Moore. He spent the first five years of his childhood in Oatmeal, Texas, before moving with his family to Burnet, Texas. He graduated from Burnet High School in 1971. Two years later, in 1973, he became a firefighter in the Austin Fire Department, where he worked until his retirement in 1997. Massey had a passion for helping people and, in 2003, moved to Benin, Africa, where he worked for 18 months drilling water wells to improve the lives of those living in remote villages. Recently, Massey had worked along with fellow Christians to revive the water well mission. Massey was preceded in death by his parents.

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Jerry Allen Hyman

Jerry Allen Hyman, 65, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Kyle, Texas. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 East Polk Street, in Burnet. He was born on Nov. 16, 1948, in Burnet, tTexas, the son of Clarence Henry Hyman and Doris Adene Warwick Hyman. He was known as a radio announcer and newsman in Burnet, College Station and Corpus Christi. He loved acting, won “Best Actor” in his high school play, and performed in two Little Theater Productions in Corpus Christi titled “Everyone Loves Opal” and “Born Yesterday.” Hyman loved and excelled at painting, photography, theology, politics, genealogy, being on the Gulf Coast beach and around any body of water and everything about electronics and computers. Upon his return to Burnet in 1976, he became deeply and compassionately interested in healthcare. He spent the majority of his time, money and energy on being an EMT, Special Skills, and paramedic during those years.

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Gary Ray Littlepage

Garry Ray Littlepage, 48, of Burnet, Texas, died Oct. 5, 2014, after a battle against cancer. Visitation was scheduled yesterday, Oct. 7, while a memorial service honoring Littlepage will be held today, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet, starting at 11 a.m.. Littlepage was born Dec. 1, 1965, in Mineral Wells, Texas, the son of Tommy and Rita Loftis Littlepage. He resided in Burnet for the past 42 years, having moved from Mineral Wells in 1972 with his family. He graduated from Burnet High School in 1983 and attended Texas State Technical College in Waco. He served one term in the U.S. Navy, with which he was a Seaman First Class. As a young man, Littlepage learned from his father how to work on cars . His father had established the family business – a local mechanic’s shop. As Littlepage grew older, he began to take over many of the shop’s duties from his father, who had deteriorating health.

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Robert Owen Williams

Robert Owen Williams, 72, of Georgetown, Texas, died on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. A memorial service in his honor is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Christ Redeemer Fellowship, 2001 Phillips Ranch Road, in Granite Shoals, Texas. Williams was born in Denver, Colorado, on May 11, 1942, to D.F and Helen Williams. At an early age, he moved with his mother, sister and brother to Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, where he attended all 12 years of school, graduating in 1960. On Easter Sunday, 1953, Bob was baptized into Christ at the Christian Church in Cheyenne Wells. On April 20, 1962, Williams married Rita Rae Balman at First Methodist Church in Cheyenne Wells, Texas. To this union two children were born, Michael Troy and Robin Rae. Williams was employed by the Harold Wales Fumigation Company in Cheyenne Wells, Texas, before attending Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado, where he received his associate of science degree.

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John Patrick Miller

John Patrick Miller, 71, died on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. A memorial service was scheduled for Friday Oct. 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Miller was born on Oct. 10, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Albert and Bernadine Miller. They preceded him in death. After graduating high school in Clinton, Iowa, he served in the United States Navy from November 1962 through February 1964. He settled in Texas, where he met and married Shirley, his wife of 23 years. She survives. The couple worked as a team on many business ventures in construction and development throughout Texas. When he wasn’t working, he loved saltwater fishing and relaxing with his family and friends on South Padre Island, Texas.

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Austin Doris Hasty

Austin Doris Hasty, 93, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Visitation was held last night, Tuesday Oct. 7, 2014, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Funeral services are scheduled today, Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014, starting at 2 p.m. at the Vandeveer Church of Christ in Burnet, with interment to follow at Post Mountain Cemetery. Hasty was born on Oct. 2, 1921, to Austin Moore Kinser and Lillie Ruth (Cummins) Kinser. She was raised on a farm in Burnet County where she met her husband, J.T. Hasty, and would have two children, Lavada Ruth and James Thomas Hasty Jr. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, making things and having big family meals at all the holidays. She worked for a local drug store several years and then worked at the First Bank for 18 more years. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Austin and Lillie Kinser; two sisters, Mona Ruth Jennings, of Burnet, Texas, Loma K. Boyd, of Austin, Texas, and her husband of 45 years, J.T. Hasty.

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