ROSE EDNA (RAINS) MURRELL
Rose Edna (Rains) Murrell, 94, of Johnson City, formerly of San Antonio, passed away at 9 a.m. March 14, 2004. Rose was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Captain Billie Murrell, and her eight brothers and sisters.
Rose was an Army wife who made a home for her family, whether it was in hotel rooms or a multi-storied villa. During WWII, while her husband “Captain Billie” served in North Africa and Italy for almost four years, Rose raised their son, Jack, and contributed to the War effect to the degree possible. Rose was a good neighbor to all, and always had a soft spot in her heart for children and people down on their luck.
Rose is survived by her son, Jack, and his wife Jane of Johnson City; two grandsons, William and his fiance Stella, Gregory and his wife Shanna, all of Kingsland.
She is also survived by a great-granddaughter Noel, and if it be God’s will, Emily will soon arrive. Rose is also survived by a multitude of nieces and nephews primarily in Tennessee, Michigan, Colorado, California and Texas.
Funeral services were held at Crofts Funeral Home in Johnson City Tuesday, March 16, 2004. Interment will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Wednesday, March 17, at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers or other physical remembrances, the family asks that donations be directed to the Post Chaplains’ Fund, Fort Sam Houston, Texas or to your church or charitable organization.
Arrangements by Crofts Funeral Home, Johnson City, Texas 78636 830-868-4444.
CHARLES A. SCHLAMEUS
Charles A. Schlameus passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio at the age of 72.
He is survived by his wife, Fay Kneupper Schlameus; one son, Brian Schlameus of New Braunfels; three sisters, Roma Schute and Stella Heidman of Austin and Doris Crane of San Antonio; two brothers, Wade Schlameus of San Antonio and Robert Schlameus and wife Marie of Austin.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Melitta A. Schlameus and two brothers, James and Clarence Schlameus.
Pallbearers were David Heidman, Mike Heidman, Randy Rust, Rocky Rust, Greg Shumann, and Darrell West.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles Villaneuve and Ed Young.
Zoeller Funeral Home conducted the service with interment at the Kneupper Cemetery in Kendalia. Memorial contributions can be given to the American Diabetes Association.
MARTHA LYNN HESSKEW
Martha Lynn Hesskew was born Jan. 18, 1965, in Mount Holley, NJ, to Robert and Mary Mosby and went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 16, 2004 at the age of 39 years at her home in Blanco.
Martha is survived by her loving husband, Moses Allen Hesskew; daughter, Jessica Hesskew, and her parents all of Blanco. She is also survived by three brothers, Michael Germer of Corpus Christi, David Palmer of Oregon and Wilber Palmer Jr. of Corpus Christi, and one sister, Margaret Hale of Tivoli.
Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Blanco Tuesday, May 18, with the Bro. Rusty Hicks as officiating clergy. She was laid to rest in the Blanco Cemetery located on Spur 163.
Pallbearers were Allen Hesskew, William Woodworth, Robert Mosby, David Hesskew, Henry Hesskew and Jerry Dosser.
Martha fought a long, hard battle and served the community as a spokesperson. She will be missed by all who knew her.
JEANETTE WORTHY POSEY
Jeanette Worthy Posey, 68, of Beaumont passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in San Antonio. She was born in Luling Sept. 2, 1935, to Charles Everette and Virginia (Boring) Worthy.
In 1953, Jeanette graduated from San Marcos High School. She married Clifton Posey in Austin Feb. 14, 1952, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002. Jeanette was a member of the Forest Park Methodist Church in Beaumont and especially enjoyed family and family events, such as fishing, holidays and bridge.
Her parents, and grandparents, Charles G. and Mary Worthy, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Clifton Ray Posey; two sons, Clifton Ray Posey Jr. of Beaumont and Charles Irvin Posey and wife, Lisa of Buda; daughter, Janis Posey Fletcher and husband, Chris of Bossier City, LA; sister, Mary Charlene Pagel of Bellville; and three grandchildren, Sarah Tidwell, Tyler Tidwell and Hanna Posey.
Surviving in-law members are Milton Hild of La Vernia, Maurine and Bill Graham of Bellville, Helen and Sam Burnett of New Braunfels and Kenneth and Ellen Posey of Wimberley.
Family received friends Friday, May 14, at Pennington Funeral Home.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 15, at Pennington Memorial Chapel with Bill Graham officiating. Interment followed at the San Marcos City Cemetery.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. 472, San Marcos, TX 78667.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311.
Manuel White was born in Marathon Aug. 18, 1921, to Joe White and Isabel Salas and passed away Thursday, May 13, 2004, at the age of 82 in Kerrville.
Manuel is survived by his wife, Jesusita White of Kerrville; three daughters, Corina Denton of San Antonio, Bertha Mata of Temple and Dora Pfleging of Kerrville; one son, Manuel White Jr. of Humble; and one sister, Isabel Ramirez of Alpine. He is also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Alfredo Mata, Marcos Mata, Luis Leon, Roy Denton, Raymond Denton, and Eric Swann.
Manuel was preceded in death by his parents. He was laid to rest with a graveside service held Saturday, May 15, at the Masonic Cemetery in Johnson City with the Rev. Jack Cook as officiating clergy.
BERYL DAVIS CROW
Beryl Davis Crow passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in Cedar Hill. He was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Bennington, Kansas, to Carroll and Velna Comfort Crow. He married Dolores Ellis on Sept. 3, 1958 in Golden, Colorado.
Mr. Crow was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Straight Street Ministries.
Beryl Davis Crow was a loving husband to Dolores Crow and beloved father of Steve Crow and wife Terri, Lori Woodall and husband Jim, Todd Crow and wife Annette, Michelle Fields and husband John and Suzanne Sorenson and husband Seth.
He is also survived by one brother, William Crow; and six sisters, Barbara Mullins, Ruthie Mead, Sharon Crow, Mavis Johnson, Meryl Reale and Marcia Stencel. He was preceded in death by his son, Todd Crow. Graveside services were held at Blum Cemetery June 12, 2004.
H. B. (Humphery Buster) Barker, 86, died Monday, June 14, 2004, in Lubbock. He was born May 27, 1918 in Blanco County near Johnson City. He married Dorothy Tarver Sept. 24, 1947.
Church services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Morton, Texas, with the Rev. Paul Lively and the Rev. Paul McClung officiating. Burial was in the Morton Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home of Morton.
During H.B.’s younger years, he worked through an agency of the WPA in helping to build “The Marshall Ford Dam” (now called Mansfield Dam) in Austin.
In 1941, at the beginning of WWII, he answered his country’s call to duty by volunteering for service in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the 7th Battalion of the C.B.’s (Construction Battalion). He was given the rating as a carpenter’s mate. He served in the South Pacific on Samoa, Guadaleanal, the Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, Saipan, the Marshall Islands, and Okinawa. He was discharged in 1945 as a First Class Petty Officer.
Barker came home to serve on the local school board, the FHA Board and the High Plains Water Board. He was also active in the senior citizens. He was a farmer.
H.B. was preceded in death by his parents: J.H. and Sarah-Pollard Barker, natives of Blanco County, one son, Doug, in 1972; two sisters, Veta Barker-Holleyman and Lillian Leah Barker-Silvers; and two brothers, Cecil and Horace Barker.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Barker of Morton; three sons, Danny Barker of Goodland, Kansas, Philip Barker of Round Rock, and John Barker of Morton.
The family has requested any memorial be given to the Miller Creek Cemetery Association. Contact Edna Felps at 830-336-3306 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.