WILLIAM COLEMAN BARKER
William Coleman “Cole” Barker was born Dec. 12, 1984, in Corpus Christi to Doug and Dora Barker.
Cole was taken from his family and friends to be with the Lord Saturday, May 3, 2003. He was 18.
Visitation was held at Crofts Funeral Home Tuesday, May 6, and Wednesday, May 7 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church Thursday, May 8, at 2 p.m. Officiating clergy will be Pastor Anamae Storbeck.
Cole will be laid to rest in the Blanco Cemetery located on Spur 163.
Cole is survived by his parents Doug and Dora Barker, sisters Tessa Barker and Elissa Barker, and niece Jasmin Barker, all of Blanco.
Pallbearers are Hunter Wallace, Zachary Keezer, Laird Frantzen, Justin Fortenberry, Anthony Devere and Joe Dan De la Rosa.
A Rosary will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Crofts Funeral Home with deacon Jack Murrell officiating.
Cole will be dearly missed not only by his family but also by his friends and classmates at Blanco High School.
Homer Hoffman 85, of Vilonia died Wednesday. He was born in Blanco to the late J.H. and Caroline Einkauf Hoffman. He was retired from Kroger, a Marine veteran of WWII, member of the Arkansas Old Time Fiddlers Association and a member of the University Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Alta Smith Hoffman, three daughters, Connie Bolton, of Vilonia, Doris Hutchins of Conway and Nancy Hoffman of Morrilton, sister Ima Smith of Blanco, and four grandchildren, Leticia Hutchins of Conway, Jeremy Hutchins of Portland, OR, Sarah Bolton and Rebekah Bolton both of Vilonia. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Maude Finch and Leona Hoffman.
Services were Saturday in the Chapel of Roller-McNutt Conway with burial in Vilonia. Lendal Bolin and Harold Thomas officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cottonwood Place 610 W. Church St. Morrilton 72110 or Faulkner County Workforce 1700 S. Blvd. Conway 72034.
Pallbearers were Roy Finch, Shelton “Jack” Smith, Pat Griffith, Bruce Hendricks, Todd Pearce and Danny Bittle.
Honorary pallbearers were John Becton, Charlie Hicks, Harold Brady, Bill Bell and Cecil Boothe.
Dora Marler was born in San Saba Feb. 26, 1925, and passed away Sunday, May 4, 2003 in Fredericksburg.
Dora is survived by one son, Roy Marler of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Judy Gibson and Frankie Odell, both of Johnson City; one brother, Taylor Hamrick of San Saba, and two sisters, Vivian McCall of San Saba and Janie Sanford of Copperas Cove. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Dora went to be with the Lord at the age of 78. She was laid to rest in the Harris Cemetery in San Saba. Graveside services were also held at the cemetery Tuesday, May 6.
BASIL CHARLES QUICK
Basil Charles Quick was born Dec. 27, 1907, in Tawas City, Michigan, and passed away May 4, 2003, in San Antonio.
Basil was a long-time resident of Blanco.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth and daughter Nancy Quick.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Nola and Jack Lantz of Saginaw, Michigan, and son Daniel Basil Quick and wife Toni Martinazzi, also from Michigan; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; niece Susy Murrah and husband Tom of Blanco; nephew Ard Richardson and wife Karen of Pipe Creek; and other nieces and nephews in Florida.
Basil will be laid to rest in Tawas, Michigan.
GLENDA MARLENE SURBER
Glenda Marlene Surber, 62, of Leakey went to be with the Lord April 29, 2003, after years of battling cancer. She was born January 27, 1941.
Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Prentiss Stapelton of Leakey and father-in-law, William E. Surber of Blanco.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, William (Bill) G. Surber of Leakey; two daughters, Dobie Lynn Pressler and dear friend and partner, Barry Collins of Kerrville and Dana Jo Brannie and husband Ken of New Braunfels; four grandchildren, Kristopher and Kyle Pressler of Comfort, Collin and Lexie Bennett of New Braunfels and extended family, Quint and Karlie Collins of Marble Falls.
She leaves behind mother-in-law Bealuh Surber of Blanco, sister Joyce Springer and husband Bill of San Antonio and brother Jerry Stapelton and wife Arlene of Blanco; three brother-in-laws (Bud) Suber and wife Margie of Alice, Herbert (Herb) Surber and wife Dottie of Marfa, Charles Surber and wife Susan of Burnet, and one sister-in-law Wilbanks Evelyn (Sis) Hineline and huband Arthur of Blanco; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Services were held Friday, May 2, at the Nelson Funeral Home in Leakey with interment in the Leakey Floral Cemetery. Officiating the service was Rev. Bobby Burris of Leakey.
Serving as pallbearers were Scott Springer, Dean Chambers,Buddy Surper, Clint Surber, Tim Caldwell and Ronnie Edmondson.
Honorary pallbearers included her grandchildren and extended family, Kristoher Pressler, Kyle Pressler, Collin Bennett, Lexie Bennett, Quint Collins and Karlie Collins.
ROBERT ALLAN MALTSBERGER
Robert Allan Maltsberger was born July 25, 1930, to William Roy Maltsberger and Luna Marie Wilcox in San Antonio.
During the life of Robert, he was a son, brother, husband and father.
Robert passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2003, in Roswell, New Mexico, at the age of 72.
Robert was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann Maltsberger of Johnson City; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Renee Maltsberger of Cedar Park; two brothers Charles and Roy Maltsberger; and one sister, Mary Ann Maltsberger.
Graveside services were held Monday, April 28, at Coker Cemetery in San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coker Cemetery Association or a charity of choice.
LUTHER WARE SIMPSON
Luther Ware Simpson was born Jan. 19, 1926, in Rosco and went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the age of 77.
Luther was a resident of Johnson City, where he and his wife, Irma Nell Simpson lived.
Luther is survived by his wife, two sons, Randy Lee Sibley and wife, Mary Helen, of Waring, and Robert Clay Simpson and wife, Patsy, of Johnson City; two daughters, Cathryn Ruth Heffington and husband Lyle of Houston and Linda Joyce Simpson Boozer of Nacogdoches; one sister, Olita B. Simpson; and one brother, Bill Lee Simpson of Bastrop.
He is also survived by grandchildren Rhonda Kay Sibley Gigliotti and husband Billy of Grandberg, LeAnn Sibley of San Marcos, Seth and Kami Sibley of Hewitt, Brett Ray Heffington of Houston, Reese Alan Heffington of Austin, Benjamin Preston Boozer of Nacogdoches, Kyle Erik Simpson of Johnson City and Kayla Marie Simpson of Johnson City as well as six great-grandchildren: Laurel Marie Gigliotti, Chad Randall Gigliotti, Braden Christopher Gigliotti, Owen Ret Sibley, Chet Lee Sibley and Kiemen Christopher Williams.
Funeral services were held for Luther at Crofts Funeral Home in Johnson City Saturday, April 26, 2003, and was laid to rest in the Sandy Cemetery in Sandy.
Luther was a veteran of the United States Army.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Johnson City Library or the Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Building Fund.
Luther will be missed by this community.