Funeral services for Maria Guadlupe Jaimes, 68, were Feb. 24, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Adam Martinez officiating. Burial was at Killeen City Cemetery.
Ms. Jaimes died Feb. 21.
She was born Jan. 21, 1937, in New Braunfels.
She is survived by five sons, Rudy Bocanegra and Robert Bocanegra, both of Harker Heights, Andrew Bocanegra and Phillip Bocanegra, both of Temple, and Johnny Bocanegra, of Nolanville; three daughters, Josephine Bocanegra and Rosa Frances Hernandez, both of Harker Heights, and Rosa Maria Corona, of Killeen; brothers, Manuel Maceyra, Pete Maceyra and Bill Maceyra, all of Lampasas; sisters, Frances Castruita and Eugenia Johnson, both of Lampasas; 24 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Ms. Jaimes was preceded in death by her mother, Maria Louisa Maceyra, and by her husband, Gregoria Bocanegra.
Arrangements by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen.
John "Jay, J.W., Popeye" Mitchell, 80, of Izoro died Feb. 25, 2005, at a Temple nursing facility.
Graveside services were Feb. 27 at Hillsdale Cemetery at Izoro with the Rev. Paul Kenley officiating.
Mr. Mitchell was born Oct. 19. 1925, in Lampasas County, to Mack Day and Mary Etta Young Mitchell. He grew up in the Adamsville area.
He married Mary Kate Casbeer in 1964, and she preceded him in death in May 1980.
Mr. Mitchell then married Dorothy Mae Dunn Littlefield on March 3, 1983, in Adamsville.
He owned and operated Casbeer's Store, a service station and grocery story in Adamsville, for many years.
Mr. Mitchell enjoyed fishing, tinkering, camping and playing dominoes.
He is survived by his wife of Izoro; two daughters, Dianne Goerdel, of Hamilton, and Patricia Gregory, of DeLeon; three sons, Bill Gandy, of Buda, Earl Gandy and Doyle Littlefield, both of Izoro; a brother, Clinton Mitchell, of Plano; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Marie Littlefield; by four brothers, Hayden R. Mitchell, Edwin N. Mitchell, Glynn W. Mitchell and Lewis Day Mitchell; and by a sister, Margaret Ruth Dickerson.
Arrangements by Dodson Funeral Homes of Lampasas.
Guadalupe Andreas Martinez, 58, of Copperas Cove died Feb. 22, 2005, in a local hospital.
Funeral services are Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Copperas Cove. Burial with full military honors will follow Feb. 28 at noon at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Mr. Martinez was born Sept. 26, 1946, in Texas. He was reared and educated in Texas and Colorado and graduated from Morgan High School in Colorado in the Class of 1968.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1969, serving for 20 years, and retired with the rank of SFC/E7. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. His decorations and awards include National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Bars (2), Army Commendation Medal, Aircraft Crewman Badge and Good Conduct Medal (2).
Mr. Martinez married Aida L. Rios on Feb. 22, 1975, at Fort Eustes, Va.
After his retirement, he worked for Dynacorp on Fort Hood for more than 15 years.
Mr. Martinez was a charter member and co-founder of the Tri City Express Soccer Program in Lampasas, Copperas Cove and Killeen. He had lived in the community since 1973 and was a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife of Copperas Cove; sons, Victor Martinez, of Nolanville, James Martinez, of Houston, and Christopher Martinez, of Copperas Cove; brothers, Desi Martinez, of Lawton, Okla., Elaizar Martinez, of Vail, Colo., and Peter Martinez, of Pueblo, Colo.; sisters, Francis Guerrero, Gracie Martinez, Norma Maloney and Lucy Maly, all of Brush, Colo., and Gloria Vernon, of Dibol; and one grandchild.
Arrangements by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.
Funeral services for Bennie Rollen Barnard, 76, of Lampasas are March 11, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Lampasas with the Rev. Freddie Walters officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Barnard died March 7 at Riverhaven Nursing Home in Georgetown.
He was born Feb. 18, 1929, at Red Oak, to Claude and Annie Mae Hendricks Barnard.
Mr. Barnard graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and was a Baptist preacher for more than 30 years. He pastored in Houston and Splendora for the majority of his ministry, and was a pastor at Second Baptist Church in Lampasas in the 1960s.
He married Gracie Catherine Ellis on March 25, 1948, at Waxahachie.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Bennie Gary and Gayla Barnard, of Lampasas; two daughters, Beverly Gail Rains, of Bentonville, Ark., and Vanessa Mae Cornelius, of Magnolia; two brothers, James Marvin Barnard and Leon Barnard, both of Waxahachie; a sister, Helen Busby, of Rowlett; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 5, 2002; a daughter, Cathy Jean Drew; two brothers, Claude and George Barnard; and by a sister, Margaret Ballard.
The family requested memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Capital of Texas Chapter, 3429 Executive Center Dr., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731, or Parkinson's Disease Foundation, William Black Medical Bldg., New York, NY 10032-9982.
Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.
Dortha McElroy of Lampasas died March 8, 2005, at Seton Hospital in Austin. She was 65.
Funeral services are March 11 at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Lampasas with the Rev. Tim Ochsner officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. McElroy was born July 16, 1939, the daughter of John E. and Matilda Elizabeth Ising Rudolph.
She grew up at Star where she graduated from high school.
On Nov. 27, 1966, she married W.F. McElroy.
Mrs. McElroy was a longtime Lampasas resident and a member of Faith Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking.
Survivors include her husband of Lampasas; a sister, Gladys Schumacher, and husband, Wilfred, of Brenham; a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Johnson, of Copperas Cove; her mother-in-law, Mamie Bouchelle, of Lampasas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Melvin Rudolph, Ruben Rudolph and Wilbert Rudolph; by a great-niece, Maci Reimer; by a brother-in-law, Paul Johnson; and her father-in-law, Virgil Bouchelle.
The family requested memorials be made to Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 884, Lampasas, TX 76550.
Arrangements by Dodson Funeral Homes of Lampasas.
Funeral services for Dr. Aaron North Longfield, 83, will be March 19, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at School Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Jerry Perkins will officiate.
Burial will follow at Smith School Creek Cemetery in Lampasas County.
Family visitation will be this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Dr. Longfield died March 13 in San Antonio.
Born Oct. 31, 1921, he was the only child of Mary Jane Nuckles and Arthur North Longfield.
After he returned from New Mexico with his parents, he lived on a ranch and attended Unity School in Lampasas County for three years.
He moved to Washington, D.C., with his mother in 1930. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1941 and from Northwestern University Medical School in 1944.
While interning in St. Louis, he married Betty Lou Liggett of Virden, Ill., on April 7, 1945. She preceded Dr. Longfield in death on Jan. 22, 1991.
He married Marye Belle Hart of Evanston, Ill., on Oct. 5, 1991.
After service in the Army Medical Corps, he completed residency training in internal medicine in Denver. He then accepted a faculty position at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Dr. Longfield later joined the Veterans Administration and served at hospitals in Albuquerque, N.M., Houston, Marlin, New Orleans and Waco. He held faculty appointments in pulmonary medicine at each location with the local medical school.
In 1985, he retired from his 35-year medical career with the VA to do ranching in Lampasas County.
Dr. Longfield is survived by his wife, Marye Belle Longfield; two children and their spouses; seven grandsons, Daniel Longfield, Colin Longfield and Evan Longfield and Patrick Gerety, Christopher Gerety and Matthew Gerety; and one great-grandson, Noah Cal Longfield.
Son Robert N. Longfield retired as a colonel from Army service and practices medicine in San Antonio. Bob's wife, Jenice, is an active duty Army physician who oversees medical research programs at Brooke Army Medical Center.
Daughter Lynn Longfield practices pediatrics in Albuquerque. Lynn's husband, Richard Gerety, practices cardiothoracic surgery at the Heart Hospital in Albuquerque.
Dr. Longfield's grandson, Patrick Gerety, also is pursuing a career in medicine.
Services for George O'Hair, 89, of Lampasas, were pending at press time Thursday. Mr. O'Hair died March 17, 2005, at Spring Oaks Terrace nursing home.
Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services for Tommie Jean Dupree, 76, of Hillsboro, formerly of Lampasas, were held Feb. 17, 2005, at Ortona Cemetery in Glades County, Fla., with the Rev. George Henderson Jr. officiating.
Miss Dupree died Feb. 13 at Hillsboro Hospital.
She was born Nov. 18, 1928, at Fort Myers, Fla., to Thomas Jefferson and Rebecca Lee Dupree. She grew up and attended schools in Moore Haven and Mount Berry College in Rome, Ga.
Miss Dupree moved to San Antonio, where she started her career with the U.S. Civil Service at Kelly Air Force Base. Later, she moved to San Diego, Los Angeles, Norton A.F.B., and then to Washington, D.C., where she worked in the Office of Special Investigations.
She returned to Texas in 1981, and worked at Fort Hood until her retirement in 1988. She was a Baptist.
Miss Dupree had lived in Lampasas from 1981-2002.
She is survived by sisters, Frances D. Harris, Loisel Green, and husband, Virgil, Florence Waldrum and Barbara A. Dupree, all of Hillsboro, and Loreita Anderson, and husband, Jerry, of Okeechobee, Fla.; a brother, Robert J. Dupree, of Okeechobee; nieces, Brenda Waldrum Aguilar, of Odenton, Md., Patricia Ann Green Ingram, of Burleson, Colleen Harris Robinson, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Christina Dupree Brown, of Cape Coral, Fla; and nephews, Mark S. Harris, of Hillsboro, Michael Anderson, of Okeechobee, Daniel Anderson, of Fort Myers, Timothy Harris, of Colorado Springs, Thomas Dupree, of Battle Ground, Wash., and Bobby Dupree, of Brevard, N.C.
Funeral services are March 16, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell Eubanks, 97, of Lampasas. Dr. Ricky Burk will officiate. Burial will be at Groves Cemetery in Lampasas County.
Mrs. Eubanks died March 12, 2005, at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas.
She was born March 23, 1907, in Rumley, the daughter of Isaac Newt and Lillian "Dolly" Groves Hart.
She married L.D. Eubanks on Aug. 22, 1926, in Rumley, and had lived in Lampasas County since 1945.
Mrs. Eubanks retired from the Lampasas Independent School District where she had worked in food service for 20 years.
She is survived by a son, Weldon Eubanks, of Pasadena, Texas; and one sister, Mae Meeker, of Temple.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and by a son, Darrell Allen Eubanks.
The family requested memorials be made to First United Methodist Church in Lampasas.