TONY SHANNON JENNINGS
Tony Shannon Jennings was born Sunday, July 2, 1933, and entered into rest Monday, February 24, 2003, at the age of 69.
Tony was a 1953 graduate of Blanco High School. Tony was the second male cheerleader for the pep squad for Blanco High School.
Tony was laid to rest Friday, February 28, 2003, at the Pipe Creek Cemetery in Pipe Creek after a service which was held at the First Baptist Church in Bandera. Reverend Frank Pullin officiated.
RUBY LEE TRAMMELL
Ruby Lee Trammell was born to William and Sudanne (Stanley) Roberts Feb. 23, 1924. Ruby passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in San Antonio at the age of 79.
She is survived by one daughter, Catherine Trammell of San Antonio, one son, Herbert R. and wife Jenny Trammell of Patrick Air Force Base, FL., one brother Clayton Roberts of Lampasas, nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Ruby was preceded in death by one son Jimmy Trammell and her parents William and Sudanna Roberts.
Graveside services were held Thursday, April 3, at the Stanley-Davis Cemetery in Johnson City. Deacon Jack Murrell officiated.
MARY ALINE CRIDER
Mary Aline Crider was born to Edgar Gourley and Beulah Edwards Feb. 18, 1918, in Blanco.
She lived in Johnson City until her passing Feb. 27, 2003, at the age of 85.
Mary was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by two sons, Glenn Crider of Johnson City, and Lynn Crider of Tildon, one sister Adele Calvert of Moses Lake, WA., as well as 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents.
Mary was laid to rest in the Sandy Cemetery in Sandy March 1, 2003. Rev. Greg Steel officiated the services.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
KOBY BRADYN FIERO
Koby Bradyn Fiero was born Dec. 15, 1999, to Charles and Tammy Fiero. She died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the age of 3.
Koby is survived by her parents and brothers, Kraig and Kyle Fiero, all of Blanco.
KOBY BRADYN FIERO
So young, so innocent Koby Bradyn Fiero was born Dec. 15, 1999, to Charles and Tammy Fiero. He was also the brother to Kraig and Kyle Fiero.
He died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the age of 3.
Koby is survived by his parents and his brothers, all of Blanco.
Graveside funeral services were held at the Masonic Cemetery in Johnson City March 1, 2003.
JO KRISANN (DOWDY) FILLIP
Jo was born to Gerald and Barbara June Dowdy Oct. 30, 1963, in Fredericksburg. She passed from this earth at her home in Blanco Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the age of 39.
Jo was laid to rest in her final Saturday, March 1, 2003, in the Blanco Cemetery with a graveside service. Officiating the ceremony was Rev. W.B. Hiller.
Jo is survived by her parents Gerald and Barbara of Blanco, two daughters B.J. Fillip of Blanco and Brittany Fillip of Temple, one sister Cindy Alvarado of Austin, two brother Lee Dowdy of Calallen and Thomas Dowdy of Austin, and grandmother Marzett Bindseil.
Jo was a well-known citizen of Blanco and all who know her will miss her.
DAVID ERNEST LUERSEN
David Ernest Luersen, 50, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at his home in Blanco. David was born May 26, 1952, in Blanco.
He is survived by two sisters Joan Hones of Blanco and Billie Nora Haning of Brownwood.
David was laid to rest at the Blanco Cemetery Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003. Rev. Greg Steel officiated the services.
BUFORD ELTON BOBBITT
Buford Elton Bobbitt, 78, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, in San Antonio. He was born July 15, 1924, in Browndell. He graduated from Burkeville High School and also attended Lamar University in Beaumont.
Buford was a member of the Merchant Marines during World War II and served in the Air Force during the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge following his service to the United States Armed Forces. He was also a member of Toastmaster International and served for many years as an active leader at First Baptist Church in Nederland.
Buford was employed for 37 years with Texaco Inc., retiring as Port Neches plant foreman in 1980.
Buford and his wife of 58 years, Mary, relocted to New Braunfels in 1983. He was an active member and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church in New Braunfels.
Buford is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Evelyn Bobbitt.
He is survived by his daughters, Louise Weusi of Blanco, and Tricia Heflin and husband Steve of New Braunfels, his son, Ron Bobbitt of Dallas. His is also survived by his brother, Chester Bobbitt, of Crystal Beach, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
A celebration of Buford’s life was held Saturday, March 22, at the chapel of Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Southwest Texas chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 950 Isom Road, Suite 104, San Antonio, in memory of Buford Elton Bobbitt.