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Texas Obituaries Collection - Lampasas County - 28

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 28 May 2010, at 2:59 p.m.

Mrs. Rice
Iva D'Spain Rice of Lampasas died Feb. 19, 2005, at a nursing home in Bertram. She was 85.
Funeral services are Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at Dodson Funeral Home Chapel in Lampasas with Minister Darnell Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at Cauble Cemetery in Burnet County.
Mrs. Rice was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Mason County, to Sanders Walker and Lucinda Eldora Richardson Smith.
She had lived in the area since December 1948. She married Jesse J. D'Spain in 1941, in Mason County.
They reared four children on their farm in Burnet County near the Lake Victor Community.
Mrs. Rice was a longtime member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by two sons, Jess D'Spain, and wife, Joy, of Lampasas, and Gary D'Spain, and wife, Eunice, of Lometa; a daughter, Sue Benson, and husband, Randall, of Bertram; a brother, Dorman Smith, and wife, Kathleen, of Mason; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 32 years; by a son, Leeroy D'Spain; by a great-granddaughter, Lauryn Faith Hooge; by a brother; and three sisters.
The family requested memorials be made to Odyssey Healthcare, 14205 Burnet Rd., Suite 400, Austin, TX 78728.
Arrangements by Dodson Funeral Homes of Lampasas.

Mrs. Stiles
Funeral services for Viola Mae Stiles, 86, are Feb. 22, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Sheppard Funeral Home in Copperas Cove with Don Johnson, Bonifacio Mequi and Minister Reid Schaub officiating. Burial will be at Copperas Cove Cemetery.
Mrs. Stiles died Feb. 19 at Hill Country Nursing & Rehab Center in Copperas Cove.
She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Topsey, in Lampasas County, to Charles Clay and Leona Maye Lewis Adams.
She married Ardell "Buck" Stiles on April 14, 1936, in Burnet.
Mrs. Stiles was a homemaker and a member of Topsey United Methodist Church.
She is survived by daughters, Jean Stiles Dale, of Lubbock, Linda Woods and husband, Jim, of Harmon Community in Coryell County, and LaDell Walker, and husband, David, of Unity Community, in Lampasas County; a son, Dale Stiles, of Roanoke, Texas; a sister, Mildred Taylor, of Killeen; a son-in-law, Bill Owens, of Hewitt; sisters-in-law, Pat Thomas, of Killeen, Doris Stiles, of Mt. Calm, and Mary Stiles, of Burnet; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 28, 1967, and by a daughter, Sandra Sue Owens.
Arrangements by Sheppard Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.

Mr. Young
Funeral services for retired Lt. Col. Bernie L.K. "B.K." Young, 67, of Lampasas were Feb. 21, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Adam Martinez officiated. Burial followed at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with full military honors.
Mr. Young died Feb. 15 at the Temple Veterans Administration Hospital.
He was born June 15, 1938, in Brownsville, the son of William L. and Sophia Kowalski Young.
Mr. Young had lived in Lampasas for more than 20 years.
He retired from the U.S. Army in 1983 after 30 years of service to include Reserve Component Duty. During his career he was a helicopter pilot in the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division and served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
Mr. Young later served as a member of the Military Advisory Group in El Salvador. He spoke fluent Spanish.
His medals and awards include the Silver Star Medal in Vietnam, the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with Numerals 13, Army Commendation Medal with V Device, the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Senior Army Aviator Badge.
Following his retirement, Mr. Young flew helicopters for Petroleum Helicopters Inc. in Louisiana, and also worked for the State of Texas in the Highway Department. He was a reserve deputy sheriff in Copperas Cove, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Military Officers Association of America.
He is survived by one son, Branch L. Young, and wife, Sheri, of Cypress; a grandson, Braydon Young, of Cypress; a sister, Sonia Decoteau, and husband, Glynn T., of Killeen; and numerous cousins and friends.
The family requested memorials be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association.
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.

Mrs. Courtney
Lonetta Melba Courtney, 69, of Lampasas, formerly of Longview, died March 4, 2005, at Rollins Brook Community Hospital.
Funeral services were March 7 at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Quigley officiating. Burial followed at Smith Cemetery at Oakalla.
Mrs. Courtney was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Lampasas, to Curtis and Elsie Daniels Logan.
She was a department manager for many years for Dillards and had lived in Lampasas for the past two years, moving here from Longview.
She is survived by her 101-year-old mother, of Massachusetts; one daughter, Brenda Schultz, of Boston, Mass.; one sister, Nellie Louise Lisee, of Agawam, Mass.; and by three grandchildren, Kory, Eric and Karl.
The family requested memorials be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.

Mrs. Gilbert
Funeral services are pending for Rosa Lee Gilbert of Lampasas.
She died March 6, 2005, at her residence.
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.

Mr. Kelley
Funeral services for Dee A. Kelley, 74, of Lampasas, are March 8, 2005, at 4 p.m. at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Reid Schaub officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery at Briggs.
Mr. Kelley died March 5 at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas.
He was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Williamson County near Briggs, to Horrice and Clara Gray Kelley.
Mr. Kelley attended school at Briggs.
On April 14, 1951, he married May Whitley of Florence, in Lampasas, where they resided ever since.
After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea, Mr. Kelley was honorably discharged. He was employed by the U.S. Government Civil Service Department of Engineers for 40 years before his retirement.
He was a member of Community Church of Lampasas.
Survivors include his wife of Lampasas; one daughter, Elaine Kelley, of Lampasas; a brother, Ray Kelley, of Lampasas; three sisters, Earline Marley, of Salado, Clifteen Dennison, of Houston, and Dorothy Everett, of Burnet; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Kelley, and by an infant sister, Frieda Mae Kelley.
The family requested memorials be made to Community Church of Lampasas, 219 E. Third St., Lampasas, TX 76550.
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.

Mrs. Taylor
Vada Hodges Taylor, 93, of Lampasas died March 7, 2005, at her residence.
Graveside services are March 9 at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas with Minister Reid Schaub officiating.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Lampasas County, to Celia and Cordelia Juby Hodges.
She was a lifelong resident of Lampasas County, and graduated from San Marcos Teachers College. She was a classroom teacher for 32 years, 22 of those in Lampasas schools.
Mrs. Taylor was a member of First Baptist Church of Lampasas, the Retired Teachers Association, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include a niece and her husband, Donna and Clyde Tyson, of Lampasas; two great-nephews, Bobby Jack Smith, and wife, Cathy, of Lampasas, and Matt Tyson, of Littlefield; a great-niece and her husband, Lacye and Wade Slagle, of Lampasas, and great-great-nieces and nephews, Dakota and Hunter Smith, Brandi Smith, and Pagen, Harlee and Montana Armentrout.
The family requested memorials be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.

Mrs. Turner
Graveside services for Emma Conley Turner, 92, of Lometa are March 9, 2005, at 3 p.m. at Senterfitt Cemetery near Lometa.
Mrs. Turner died March 6 at a Lampasas nursing home.
She was born Sept. 24, 1912, in Lometa, the daughter of Walter Granville and Dena Jane Marler Conley.
Mrs. Turner attended Lometa schools and joined the Lometa Church of Christ when she was 12 years old.
In 1931, she married Jack Donald Turner, and they lived in Temple, until 1960 when they returned to Lometa.
Mrs. Turner is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1963; two sisters, Billie Bolton and Lillie Eloise Martin; and by a brother, Walter G. Conley.
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.

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