MARY LEE HAVINS
Mary Lee Havins was born Nov. 7, 1911, in Blanco to Joseph Edward Dotson and Mary Maud Dyer.
Mary passed away Jan. 3, 2004, in Austin at the age of 92.
Mary is survived by two brothers: General Dotson Sr. of Jarrell and O.C. (Horace) Dotson of Blanco.
Services will be held Wednesday Jan. 7, 2003, at Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco with the Rev. Don Forrester of Henly followed by interment in the Blanco Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Claude Dotson, Donnie Ray Dotson, John Dotson, General Dotson Jr., and Dale Dotson.
EMIL H. “GENE” ISELT
Funeral services for Emil H. “Gene” Iselt, 69, of Willis will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church where he was a member, with Pastor David Quail and Pastor Ed Keiper officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery.
Gene was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Lee County, Texas and passed away at home with his family Jan. 5, 2004, after a year long battle with cancer.
He retired from the U. S. Post Office after 33 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a great- grandfather who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Gene is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn “Dolly” Iselt of Willis; son, Randy Iselt and wife Lori of Houston; daughter, Vicki Harris and husband Larry of Montgomery; step-daughter, Wendy Mercer and husband Wayne of Chesapeake Maryland; step-sons, Eddy Thomas and wife Judy of Willis, Wesley Thomas and wife Charlotte of Blanco; sisters, Esterrea Sanders and husband Martin, Diann Schiel and husband Erwin “Bud”; grandchildren Christopher Iselt, Misty Smith, Chad Lemay, Kristin and John Morrow, Ryan Lemay, Dustin Thomas, Ley Thomas, Crystal Thomas, Michael Trevino, David Harris, Amy Harris, Tiffaney and Lupe Vellejo and Jenniffer Ellis; eight great- grandchildren.
Gene is also survived by other relatives and many friends. Cousins will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to St. Mark Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2100 Tickner, Conroe, TX 77301.
Francisco Uballe was born in San Benito Dec. 3, 1920, and passed away in Blanco Jan. 1, 2004, at the age of 83.
Graveside services were held Friday, January 2, 2004, with the Rev. Rusty Hicks as the officiating clergy.
Francisco was laid to rest in the Blanco Cemetery located on Spur 163.
Francisco is survived by his wife, Ester Uballe of Blanco; one daughter, Elma Uballe of San Marcos; five sons, Carlos Uballe, Roy Uballe, Rudy Uballe, all of Blanco, Russel Uballe of San Marcos and Tony Uballe of Johnson City.
He is also survived by one sister, Georgina Tamez of Sattler as well as 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joe Banda, Edward Uballe, Frank Uballe, Herman Uballe Jr., John David Uballe and Rudy Uballe Sr.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Rudy and Herman Sr.
WILLIAM MAURICE “BILL” WATSON
William Maurice “Bill” Watson, 73, of Johnson City died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at a San Antonio hospital.
He was born Sept. 14, 1930, in La Belle, Florida, to George M. Watson and Anna Laura Hedges. He was a veteran who served in the Army.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Watson of Johnson City; one son, William Morris Watson of San Marcos; two daughters, Brenda Lynn Williams of Burnet and Denise Mick of San Antonio; one brother, Stanley Watson of Braselton, Georgia; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at Crofts Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Johnson City. Rev. J. Paul Bruhn officiated.
DAVID NORBERT LEDVINA
David Norbert Ledvina, 62, of San Antonio died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003. He was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Greenbay, Wisconsin.
Surviving relatives are his wife, Donna Ledvina of San Antonio; parents, Norbert and Mayme Ledvina of Luxingburg, WI; two daughters, Serenity and husband Chuck Drum of Canyon Lake; Katie and husband William George Roach of St. Louis, MO; son, Tony Ledvina of Austin; two brothers, John and wife Kathy Ledvina of Surprize, AZ, Joe and Denise Ledvina of Turnersville, N.J.; two sisters, Sandy and husband Dr. Bob Mendelhson of Milwaukee, WI, Marylin and husband Dr. Tom Rosi of Grayling, MI, and four grandchildren, Simon George and Riley Elizabeth Roach, and Drake Alan and Cadence Evans Drum.
David will also be deeply missed by the Fuchs family: Jimmy and Jean Fuchs, Carroll and Jeanette Fuchs, Ben Fuchs, Linda Blanchard, Wanda Fuchs and John Sanders, many nieces, nephews, extended family, and numerous friends.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, at Crofts Funeral Home. Brother Michael Bryan will officiate.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Neil, David Zinnecker, David Rophfus, Doug Carlyle, Miguel Delgago, Jerry Harvey.
JOE BREMER WAGNER
Joe Bremer Wagner was born Sept. 10, 1935, in Blanco and passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at his home in Blanco at the age of 68.
Joe is survived by his wife, Anita Joyce Wagner, two sons Bradley Wagner and wife Denise, David Wagner and grandson Skyler Wagner, all of Blanco.
Services for Joe were held at Crofts Funeral Home Monday, Dec. 22, with the Rev. Sharon Freeto officiating. Joe was laid to rest in the Blanco Cemetery located on Spur 163.
Pallbearers were Cliff Wilson, Tom Dooley, Craig Schaw, Darryl Schmid, Kelly Ferguson, and Steve Smith.
ETHREN LEWIS (E.L.) WEED
Ethren Lewis (E.L.) Weed went home to his beloved wife, Vonnie, Dec. 16, 2003. He was born in Willow City Sept. 28, 1913, to Lewis and Melinda Bilo Weed.
Ethren grew up in Llano County doing farm and ranch work. On Jan. 9, 1937, he married Vonnie Lucille Norton and shortly after went to work for LTV in Grand Prairie. They had one daughter, Sheryl Ann, and with her shared his love of home, animals and the land.
After the retirement from LTV, he and Vonnie returned to the Hill Country of his childhood, choosing Johnson City as their home. He enjoyed working on his house, tending his yard and garden, and raising a few animals. He lovingly and faithfully cared for Vonnie every day and after her death, he continued to live independently in his own home.
He is survived by his daughter Sheryl Ann Watt and husband Paul of Elgin; brothers Levi Weed of Kingsland, Oliver Weed of Austin, sister Tennie George of Brazoria and little dog Princess.
The family wishes to give special thanks to David and Wendy Mcllvain for being such caring neighbors. Wynn and Kathy Stevenson, the staff of Meals on Wheels and First United Methodist Church of Johnson City.
Ethren was laid to rest at the Miller Creek Cemetery in Johnson City with the Rev. J. Paul Brunn as the officiating clergy.
Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Johnson City.