Obits

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Trudy Shell

Trudy Shell 65, of burnet, died on wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Round Rock. She was born on Jan. 10, 1949, San Marcos, Texas, the daughter of jack and lela Whitaker.

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10
Dec

Mable Loraine Norris

Mable Loraine Norris, 97 was welcomed into the presence of the Lord Jesus with a heavenly exclamation of “Well done, good and faithful servant” on Dec. 1, 2014 when she died from natural causes. Mable was born on March 28, 1917 near Huntsville. Parents Jeff and Celeste Small, husband Willard, Sister Maudie Logan, and Brother Jimmy Small preceded Mable in death. She is survived by nieces Mildred Hearne and Pauline Coburn and nephews Wayne Small, Paul Small and Fred Small. Mable graduated from Huntsville High School in 1938 the same year she married the love of her life, Willard ith whom she shared sixty-nine years of love and adventure. Mable faithfully supported her husband throughout his military career of twenty-seven years, including World War II and the Korean Conflict. Willard always credited Mable’s answered prayers and those of his mother, with his survival through the bitter fighting he experienced as an Infantryman.

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10
Dec

Julius H. Reavis

Julius H. “Junior” Reavis, 70, of Killeen, died on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 in Temple. He was born on Sept. 10, 1944, in Lampasas, to Julius Hurchel Reavis and Mabel Wooten of Oakalla, Texas. He graduated in 1962 in Briggs. He joined the United States Army and served with the 88th Transportation Company and in Vietnam from 1966-1977. He married Gloria Ray on October 14, 1967, in Kempner, and she survives. He is also survived by: a son, Robert Reavis, of Kempner; a daughtewr and son-in-law, Christie and Brook Elmore, of Belton, and two grandchildren, Cody and Tanner Elmore, also of Belton. Reavis was preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Billy Joe Reavis, and two sisters, Juanice McCoy and Ida Taylor. He was a lifelong farmer and rancher. He worked for the Fort Hood Fire Department, where he retired as a station chief in 1995 after 23 years of service. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Crawford- Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen with the Rev.

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10
Dec

Annie Mae May-McCloskey

Annie Mae (Bird) May-McCloskey, 83, of Bertram, died on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, Dec. 12, from 6-8p.m. at the Clements- Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Victory Baptist Church in Burnet. Interment will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery in Bertram. Serving as pallbearers will be: Perry May, Robert May, Joshua May, Austin May, Dylan May and Kenneth Walton. Named as honorary pallbearers were: Ronald Tucker and Camron Smith. She was born north of Bertram in Burnet County on Jan. 25, 1931, the daughter of Harvie and Froney (Huggins) Bird. She is survived by: her husband, John C. McCloskey, of Riverside, California; sons, Perry Edwin May, of Golden Valley, Arizona, and Billy Frank May, of Burnet County, and three stepsons.

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10
Dec

James C. Johanson

James C. Johanson, 95 years, died on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, surrounded by his wife, Gail, and family. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the First Cowboy Church of Burnet County, 1004 CR 252 just off US Hwy 29 in Bertram. A meal will be provided for family and friends after the service. Johanson was born on Feb. 23, 1919, in Brady, Texas, to Conrad and Bertha (Huffman) Johanson. In 1948, he moved to Burnet County, where he was a prominent cattle rancher and a breeder of award-winning Paint and Quarter Horses for over 65 years. He will be remembered as an upstanding man who never met a stranger and always had a smile to offer. Many will remember him as a giving man, who enriched many lives in Central Texas with his friendship, generosity, honesty, love and story telling. With him to the end were survivors: wife, Gail; grandson Blake Johanson and his wife, Phyllis; a brother-in-law, Darwin Dykes, and an associate pastor/friend, Chris Branhan.

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10
Dec

Glen Dale Atkison

Glen went to be with the Lord surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with stage 4 colon cancer. He married Penny Norred on March 10, 1979, and they were blessed with two children, Luke and Ashley. Glen always said they were the greatest blessing in his life. At a young age Glen showed a talent with horses. That became his passion and he excelled as a jockey and later a well known respected and successful trainer. He never met a stranger and his many friends are a testament to that. He is preceded in death by his parents Barbara Snider Atkison and Dale Atkison. He is survived by his son Luke Atkison and wife Kristy; daughter Ashley Melton and husband Casey; three precious grandsons he adored, Wyatt and Gage Atkison, Callan Melton; fiancée Wanda Ratliff Lastly, whom was his angel here on earth.

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03
Dec

Pedro Antonio Hernandez

Pedro Antonio (“Tony”) Hernandez, 65, died on Nov. 24, 2014. He was born in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaluipas, Mexico, the son of Pedro F. and Manuela T. Hernandez. He was married to Francisca G. Hernandez. They moved to Burnet, Texas in 2002 from Tremonton, Utah. He was preceded in death by: his parents; an older brother, Jose Luis, and sister, Evangelina. Hernandez is survived by: his wife, Francisca G. Hernandez; children, Anna, Mario, Pedro A. Jr., Sandra, Nina and Tina Hernandez; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Juventino and Suzzette Hernandez, Anacleto and Olivia Hernandez and Andres and Elida Hernandez. Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, and he was interred at Post Mountain Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Edgar & Jenkins Family Funeral Home in Burnet.

 

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03
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Shaun Lee Hazel

May 25, 1966~Nov. 23, 2014
Shaun Lee Hazel, 48, died on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was born May 25, 1966, the son of Rachel Donohoe and Neal Hazel and step-son of John Donohoe and Chris Hazel. The owner of “Innovative Sodablasting/Unique Restorations,” Hazel will be remembered as a loving father of Heather Mosby and her husband, Zach, and of Justin Hazel and Jacob Hazel. He was also the fiancee of Melissa Antley and was the brother of Nick Hazel and his wife, Lee. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed adventures. Services were held on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Arrangements were under the care of Edgar & Jenkins Family Funeral Home in Burnet.

 

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Lorene Fay Krause

June 29, 1934 ~Nov. 26, 2014
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Paul Mueller

Paul “Paulie” V. Mueller, 84, died on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 Mueller was born on June 10, 1930, in San Antonio to Harry and Effie Mueller. He was drafted out of college to play for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1949 and he proudly served his country in the U. S. Army from 1951-1953. He officiated high school and college football for more than 39 years. Paul was a member of Lake Victor Baptist Church and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He never met a stranger and loved his family and friends. Last but not least, his favorite four legged friend Bella, who brought him great joy. Paul is preceded in death by his parents; son, Vince Mueller; brother, Hilmer and granddaughter, Courtney Van Cleave. Paul is survived by: his wife, Rachel; brother and sister-inlaw, Harry and Virginia Mueller; step children, Troy and Pam Van Cleave, Cathy and Bryan Rome; grandchildren, Ben V.

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