Our Obituaries

James Robert Jones

September 23, 1925 - January 15, 2018

James Robert "JR" Jones, Jr., 92, entered God's Heavenly Kingdom January 15, 2018. Raised in Jackson Mississippi, he was revered as a loyal southern gentleman and a strong man of faith. He served in the US Navy and Naval Choir during World War II after graduating from Mississippi College. Known for his positive outlook, radiant smile and infectious laugh, JR always had time to share a joke, a...
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Mary Virginia Connor

August 27, 1932 - January 14, 2018


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Melissa Gail Herschap

September 17, 1961 - January 10, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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George W. Harris

May 31, 1927 - January 8, 2018

A celebration of George's life was held privately by his family. Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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David Michael Jones

December 19, 1971 - January 5, 2018

David Michael Jones, age 46, of Red Rock, TX, went to meet his Lord and Savior, on Friday, January 5, 2018. David was born on December 19, 1971, in Norman, Oklahoma to Kaye Eskew Bowman and Guy Jones. David was the middle child of 3 sisters. David graduated high school in 1991, from Carmel High School in Indiana. On September 16, 1995, David married the love of his life and soul mate, Lisa...
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Thomas Craig Erderly

August 13, 1948 - January 4, 2018

"The Erd"Thomas Craig Erderly was born August 13, 1948 in Baytown, Texas to Charles and Mary Grace Erderly. Always a free spirit, after high school he took some time off to follow the surf and live the beach bum lifestyle. Craig knew how to live life to the fullest, he loved laughing, surfing, and chasing, " hoochie mamas ". He finally settled down to an extent, and married Carol Sue Miles and...
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Barbara Poe

June 24, 1943 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Leslie James Hunter

October 28, 1949 - December 23, 2017

Leslie James Hunter was born October 28, 1949 to Vel C. Hunter, Sr. and Ethel Hunter in Bastrop, Texas. Leslie was a member of Mt. Rose Baptist Church and often attended Macedonia Baptist Church.He attended Emile High School in Bastrop, Texas and Oxnard High School in Oxnard, California. He joined the United States Army in December 1967. He received an honorable medical discharge in 1971....
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Josephine Gonzalez

April 28, 1926 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Ritha Bernice Tharp

October 23, 1929 - December 17, 2017

Ritha Bernice Tharp, age 88, of Bastrop, TX passed away on Sunday December 17, 2017. Ritha was born October 23, 1929 in Chickasha, OK to Orbra and Ival Mae (Davis) Whisenhunt.Ritha was a faithful caregiver serving as a nurses aide at nursing homesRitha is survived by; sons, Micheal Tharp and Mark Tharp; daughters, Geneva Blackwell, Ritha Burnham, Leona Bulak, Rachel Young, and Pamela Tharp; a...
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Thomas Sager

November 21, 1946 - December 15, 2017

Thomas "Tommy" Sager of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at the age of 71 years. He was born November 21, 1946 in Washington County, Texas the son of Rev. Theo F Sager and Jeanette Sager. He married Shirleen Schumann on September 30, 1967 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonewall, Texas, they celebrated their 50th...
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Richard Henry Zeman

March 20, 1929 - December 11, 2017

Richard Henry Zeman, age 88, of Bastrop, TX passed away on Monday December 11, 2017. Richard was born March 20, 1929. Funeral services for Richard will be held Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, Texas. A burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Hwy 95 N, Bastrop, TX 78602. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Marrs-Jones...
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Sharon Hicks

April 28, 1944 - December 5, 2017

Sharon Kaye Dean Hicks Sharon Dean Hicks passed from this world on December 5, 2017, in Austin, Texas, surrounded by family and friends at the age of 73. Sharon was born on April 28, 1944, to Loyd and Novie Dean in Anadarko, Oklahoma. The family moved to Kermit, Texas, in 1950, where Sharon grew up and graduated from high school. Sharon was an active member of the Frist Baptist Church, the...
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Vicente Jaimes Jaimes

July 17, 1962 - November 30, 2017

Vicente Jaimes passed away November 30, 2017. He joins in Heaven: his parents, Salvador and Maria Isabel; and his sisters, Paulina, Catalina and Reyna.Vicente leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Teresita; children, Francisco, German, Sebastian, Franchesca, and Vicente, Jr.; his grandchildren, Raquel and Jeremias; and his brothers and sisters, Teresa, Justa, Maria, Leonor, Vicenta, Santa,...
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Ruth Marie Grohmann

September 16, 1915 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Ruby Ervin Henderson

November 24, 1946 - November 11, 2017

Ruby Darnell (Ervin) Henderson passed away at the age of 70 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born November 24, 1946 in Bastrop, TX to Jerome and Kathryn (Smith) Ervin Jr. She was the second eldest of ten children.On January 19, 1964, Ruby married Byron Henderson in Bastrop, TX. They settled in Comal County in 1978, and would remain there for the rest of their lives...
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Robert French

June 6, 1961 - November 9, 2017

Robert French, age 56, of Bastrop, TX Passed Away on Thursday November 9, 2017. Robert was born June 6, 1961. A memorial service for Robert will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, 505 Old Austin Highway, Bastrop, Texas. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Marrs-Jones-NewbyFuneral.com for the French family.
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Marsha Jean Dooley

February 17, 1954 - November 3, 2017

Marsha Jean DooleyMarsha Jean passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on November 3, 2017 at the age of 63. She was born to Billie Jean Goodwin Dooley and Tip Wayne Dooley on February 17, 1954 in Amarillo Texas. She was preceded in death by her mother, Billie Jean Hickman; father, Tip Wayne Dooley and her step-dad, William McClain Hickman.Marsha is survived by three sisters, Piper Smith...
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James Michael Schuelke

November 24, 1952 - October 31, 2017

James Michael Schuelke left us on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Bastrop, Texas at the age of 64. James is survived by his mother, Miriam Schuelke of Bastrop, sister, Sharon Franke of Paige, nephews Keith Kessel of Pflugerville, Brian Hodges of Austin, and nieces Krista Anderson of Pflugerville, and Kara Solomon of Leander. He was preceded in death by his father, Mitchell (Mike) A. Schuelke. James...
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Henry Harrigan

January 4, 1929 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Alexis Rena Jones

February 24, 1999 - October 24, 2017

Alexis Rena Jones passed away on October 24, 2017. She was born to Tammie Ann and Jason Wayne Jones on February 24, 1999 in Austin, Texas. Surviving Alexis are her parents, brother Cody Lynn Brinkley, sisters Candice Nicole Jones, Sarah Osborn and Jessica Barr, grandparents Roy and Roma Murchison, Robert Brinkley, IW and Sharon Jones, Martin and Sandra Markert. She also leaves numerous friends...
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Frances J. McGregor

March 27, 1944 - October 21, 2017

Frances Juanita McGregor, 73, of Bastrop, TX was called home to be with our Heavenly Father on October 21, 2017 at 8:57pm while at the Central Texas Veteran's Health Care System, Heroes Haven Hospice Facility in Temple, TX, after a very brave and courageous fight with cancer. Frankie, as we all knew her, was born March 27, 1944 in Blountstown, FL to Mary Frances (Guilford) and Luther Leon...
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Marvin A. Friske

November 8, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Marvin Anton Friske was the first born son of Ben Friske and Hildegarde (Probst) born November 8, 1926 and raised in Rockne, TX. He was called from this life on October 14, 2017.He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Dorothy Goertz (Otto) and a brother William (Janice).He is survived by his sister Erlene Goertz (William) and brother Oscar.He was a WWII Veteran (US Army) in the Asiatic...
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Richard Weldon Swearingen

July 29, 1951 - October 12, 2017

Richard Weldon Swearingen "Coonman/Hogman" Born: July 29, 1951 Died: October 12, 2017 Weldon Swearingen, 66, died October 12, 2017 at Tiner Hill. There will be a celebration of Life Memorial Service at Watterson Hall on Thursday, October 19th at 4pm. Weldon was born on July 29, 1951 in Austin Texas to Douglas and Elnora Swearingen. Growing up he enjoyed showing animals, hunting, fishing and...
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Etta Ruth Thompson

October 21, 1923 - October 3, 2017

ETTA RUTH THOMPSON, 93 of Bastrop, Texas, was called home by our Lord on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Etta was born on October 21, 1923 in Kerrville, Texas to Russell Bradley and Edith Bordelon Bradley. Etta was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 75 1/2 years, John Wesley Thompson; her parents; son John Russell "Rusty" Thompson; daughter Nadine Cecelia Thompson; brother Earl...
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Sharon Peace

September 17, 1954 - October 3, 2017

Sharon Peace was called home on October 3, 2017 at the age of 63. She was born and raised in Texas City until taking her journey to the hill country in 2005. There was no one whose heart was more devoted to serving the Lord and she lived her life fulfilling the responsibility she had to minister to others. She raised her children to walk in God's path and always prayed for their salvation. She...
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Tim Fleming

October 27, 1952 - September 30, 2017

Tim Fleming entered the arms of the Lord September 30, 2017 at the age of 64.He was preceded in death by his mother, Erma Alexander and parents-in-law, Florence and Billy Joe Stewart. Tim is survived by his wife of 21 years, Cendy Fleming, daughters; Michelle Fleming-O'Riordan (Ken), Megan Reiter, grandchildren; Nate and Dylan, Step-children; Dustin Groom, Jon Groom, Ashley Groom, grandchildren;...
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Emma F. Heltzel

September 14, 1926 - September 29, 2017

Emma F. Heltzel passed from this life September 29, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born in 1926 in Poland to Anna and Johan Klimasch. Emma is survived by her daughter, Anneliese Crabtree; grandchildren, Tina and Michael Collins, Connie and Jeff Petty, John and Tiffany Scallorn, Lester and Melissa Swald; great-grandchildren, Ethan Swald, Christina and Quincy Davis, Angela Hazlip, Kaleigh Collins,...
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Alma Cecilia Meuth

April 27, 1933 - September 21, 2017

Alma (Friske) Meuth entered the arms of the Lord September 21, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born April 27, 1933 in Rockne, Texas to Agnes (Probst) and Bruno Friske. Alma retired from the State Employee Retirement System after 22 years of service. She then found herself working as a runner for Covert Chevrolet. Her job was to transport important documents into Austin and then return with checks...
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Karie Layne Sandlin

December 18, 1967 - September 15, 2017

Private family services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Isabel Frances Havelka Fiebrich

February 18, 1944 - September 8, 2017

Isabel Francis Fiebrich, age 73, of Rockne, Texas, passed away on September 8, 2017, in her sleep on the family homeplace. Isy, as we all knew her, was born February 18, 1944, in Jarrell Texas, to Timothy and Francis Havelka. She was very proud of her maiden name Havelka and her Czech roots. One of four children, she grew up in Jarrell, Texas and graduated salutatorian from Jarrell High School...
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Alfred Joseph Wilhelm

October 6, 1930 - August 23, 2017

Alfred Joseph Wilhelm entered the arms of the Lord on August 23, 2017 at the age of 86. he was born in Bastrop County to Dorthea and Joe P. Wilhelm on October 6th in 1930.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Alfred Joseph Wilhelm. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic...
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Philip Leon Carleton

November 9, 1952 - August 21, 2017

Philip Leon Carleton, 64, of Garfield, Texas entered into eternal life surrounded by his family on Monday, August 21, 2017 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born November 09, 1952, in La Mesa, California, the son of Leon Lawrence Carleton and Helen Margaret Hohrmann-Carleton.Philip graduated from Rockport-Fulton High School in Rockport, Texas with the class of 1970. He also...
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Denise Hancock

July 12, 1951 - August 11, 2017

Denise Robinson (Babe) Hancock died Friday, August 11, 2017 at the age of 66. She was born to H. L. "Corkey" Robinson and Lerah Hoffman Robinson on July 12, 1951 in Bastrop.She lived all her life in Bastrop but spent most of it working for the State in Austin. Denise worked for the General Land Office at the time of her death.She is survived by her daughter, Heather Hancock Knight and husband...
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Gertrude Marie Ursin

July 5, 1931 - August 1, 2017

Gertrude Marie Ursin "Trudy" of Bastrop, Texas passed away at home on August 1, 2017. Trudy was born to AV and Laura Summers in Galveston, Texas on July 5, 1931. She married Emile N Ursin in Galveston on July 23, 1949. Emile and Trudy raised 8 children. She also served as the secretary and CCD teacher for the church in Texas City.Trudy is preceded in death by her husband, Emile and son,...
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Sarah T. Boone

October 1, 1933 - July 24, 2017

Born Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" Towler, October 1, 1933, in Dayton, Texas, to Susan Elizabeth McWhorter and David Duval Towler, she was the ninth of eleven children. She died peacefully at her home in Bastrop, Texas, surrounded by family, July 24, 2017.She was baptized as a teen, along with her sister, Bonnie, at the Baptist Church in Crosby, Texas. Football Queen and twirler in high school, she...
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Jeanne Coulter Wilkins

October 22, 1928 - July 23, 2017

Jeanne Coulter Wilkins, age 88, peacefully passed through the Gates of Heaven on July 23rd, 2017. Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy and her oldest son, Cliff. She is survived by her two sons Jim and Doug, her daughters-in-law Cindy Wilkins, Bonnie Wilkins, and Jackie Wilkins. Also surviving Jeanne were her seven Grandchildren, Shae and JP Wilkins (Cliff's sons), Jay Wilkins and...
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Dorothy Louise Woods

June 8, 1923 - July 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Frank B. Ridlon

March 2, 1933 - July 13, 2017

Frank Burleigh Ridlon Jr. was born at home in Yarmouth, Maine, on March 2, 1933, at the end of the Great Depression. He was the second of three sons and one daughter born to Frank "Burleigh" Ridlon and Elvina DeRoche Ridlon. His family called him "Brother"; folks in town soon knew him as Popeye. He spent most of his free time hanging out along the Royal River, swimming, fishing, skating, and...
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Mike Fisher

October 6, 1942 - July 4, 2017

Michael C. (Mike) Fisher of Bastrop Texas passed peacefully at home on July 4th, 2017. He was born on October 6th, 1942 to Merle and Mary Fisher. He attended Cameron Junior College and Oklahoma State University. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Bonnie Sue Fisher of 43 years. A daughter Mary Sue Leathers and husband Robert Leathers, sons Wesley Wiley, Robert Wiley and wife Etta...
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Alan Edward Schmitz

July 3, 1958 - July 1, 2017

Alan Edward "Al" SchmitzSunrise: July 3rd, 1958 and Sunset: July 1st, 2017 Al was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin. He raised his family in Corpus Christi, Texas. Al was a devoted loving husband and father.He was quiet, soulful and generous in nature. His friendly disposition earned him many fast friends and he was a friend to all.Many of his friendship were lifelong and he considered many of...
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Edward Murphy Dye

January 23, 1920 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Heliodoro Garcia

July 3, 1953 - June 23, 2017

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Jeff Thomas

August 8, 1951 - June 20, 2017

Jeff Edward Thomas entered this world kicking and screaming, August 8, 1951 at Hendricks Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Texas. His parents Oliver Henry and Mary Helen Thomas, waited 18 years for their first son to arrive. With two older sisters he was doted over daily. His early years were spent as the son of a share cropper in West Texas. Jeff started elementary school in Anson, Texas and when...
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Samuel Warren Garner

October 20, 1956 - June 7, 2017

Samuel (Sam) Warren Garner, sixty, of Bastrop, Texas passed from this life Wednesday, June 7, 2017, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Samuel was born on October 20, 1956 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He worked in the oil field for nineteen years, enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching his favorite football team (The Dallas Cowboys) and NASCAR. Sam enjoyed spending time with his family and was a...
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Carla Jean Norred

October 5, 1943 - June 6, 2017

Carla Jean (Metts) Metcalf, Baggs, NORRED, age 73 went to be with her Lord on June 6th 2017. She was born October 5, 1943 in Lubbock, Texas to Adam and Ruth Metts. Carla graduated from Haltom City's Birdville High School in 1961. She was the office manager and bookkeeper for the Round Rock Leader newspaper for 25 years. Carla enjoyed hunting, Black Powder Club, painting and sewing. She was an...
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Gloria Rodriguez

April 4, 1928 - May 22, 2017

Gloria Rodriguez (1928-2017) passed away on May 22, 2017. She was a resident of Hebbronville, Texas and a parishioner at Our Lady of Guadalupe for over 30 years. In her later years, Gloria relocated to Bastrop, Texas to be close to family. She attended Ascension Catholic Church in Bastrop for 15 years.Gloria was joined in holy matrimony to Guadalupe Rodriguez July 7, 1973. Their union was...
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James Milton Thornton

March 22, 1934 - May 10, 2017

James Milton Thornton, 83, of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away May 10, 2017. He was born in Magnolia, Texas on March 22, 1934, to Olive McCamey Thornton and Georgia Bell Jones Thornton. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother and an infant granddaughter.He is survived by his wife, Valerie Thornton, of Cedar Creek, daughter Rhonda (Roni) Thornton, sons Darrell Thornton and wife, LeAnne, ...
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Carol A. Coolidge

April 11, 1945 - May 3, 2017

Carol A. Coolidge, 72 died Wednesday May 3, 2017 at home as she wanted. She was in the comfort of her husband William Coolidge with care provided by Asera Care hospice. She was born April 11, 1945, daughter of Frederick and Betty Clark Bush. She was the oldest of nine children in the family 5 brothers and 3 sisters.Carol is survived by her husband of 32 years William Coolidge of Bastrop, TX.,...
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Karen Zilla Hotchkiss

February 12, 1954 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Beverly Jean Hensley

January 26, 1944 - April 29, 2017

Beverly Jean Hensley (Hunter) passed from this life April 29, 2017 at the age of 73. She was born in Slidell, LA on January 26, 1944. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Carpenter Jr., loving grandmother, Ada Wactor and loving mother, Clarice Hunter. Beverly is survived by her two sons, William Thomas Carpenter, III and his wife Karen, Sean Christopher Hensley and his wife...
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Yvonne C. Mellinger

December 2, 1938 - April 28, 2017

Yvonne Charlotte Mellinger was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 28, 2017 after a two year battle with cancer. Yvonne was born at home in Fairfield, Montana on December 2, 1938. She was the eleventh child of George Ross Mellinger and Silver (Young) Mellinger. At 12 years old Yvonne moved with her parents and sister, Donna, to Bagley, Minnesota where she graduated from High...
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Joaquina G. Weaver

February 20, 1929 - April 27, 2017

Eulogy written by her children:Joaquina Galvan Weaver went by many names. We called her mother, mama, nana, granny, Tia J, great grandmother, friend, and sister in Christ, but no matter who spoke her name, they said it with love. And no matter who walked in her home, she always had love in her heart for them. And food! Her children and grandchildren will tell you that Joaquina always found a...
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Glen Curtis Dudley

February 9, 1957 - April 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Michael Glen Defee

September 1, 1950 - April 23, 2017

Michael Glen DeFee passed from this life April 23, 2017 at the age of 66. He was preceded in death by his children, Michelle and Michael Jr.;parents, Bill and Jo Jones; and brother, Billy Jo Jones. Michael is survived by his sons, Michael DeFee(Patricia) and Matthew DeFee(Jenny); 6 grandchildren, Rebekah, Kristen, Erica, Hazel, Maryjo, Hunter; and his four legged best-friend, Flo "Toodie Doodie...
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Thomas Leo Goertz

July 7, 1922 - April 12, 2017

Thomas Leo Goertz, age 94, of Rockne, Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was born July 7, 1922 in Red Rock, Texas to Joe B. and Anna Goertz. In 1943, he joined the Army Air Corps where he was an aircraft mechanic working on P-38s during WWII.He married Alberta Lehman in Westphalia, Texas on December 28, 1948. Together they raised 8 children in Rockne, Texas. He...
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Jon Ryan Barnes

March 7, 1989 - April 7, 2017

When Jon Ryan walked into the room, those in his company felt his enthusiastic spontaneity. Jon was a naturally talented and artistic person. It was as if he wanted to share everyone's experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. He went everywhere he could, from San Francisco to Key West. He had been to Yellowstone, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana ...
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Charles Robert Caple

September 18, 1965 - April 7, 2017

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James Gregory Glenn

October 11, 1958 - April 2, 2017

James Gregory "Greg" Glenn, of Red Rock, Texas, passed from this life on April 2, 2017. He was born to Jim and Janice Glenn in Huntington, West Virginia on October 11, 1958. Greg married Sheryl Clay on May 29, 1993 in Huntington. They relocated to Texas in 2004. Greg was a shift supervisor at Spansion, Inc.Surviving Greg are his wife, Sheryl; his parents, Jim and Janice; daughter, Amanda...
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Georgeanne Georgeanne Clark

September 7, 1934 - March 30, 2017

Georgeanne Clark, 82, of Bastrop passed away March 30, 2017. Georgeanne was born on September 7, 1934 in Hammond, IN to Emmet Marlin and Norma Louise (Turnbull) Wallace.Georgeanne was employed many years as a legal secretary.Survivors include: her daughters, Helen Marshall and Claudia Barker; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.Her final wish was "Impeach Putin's Puppet".A Celebration of...
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Calvin Joe Rogers

July 25, 1948 - March 22, 2017

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Denise Jeannine Foote

October 14, 1954 - March 1, 2017

Denise Jeannine Foote, age 62, of Red Rock, Texas passed from this life on March 1, 2017 at her home. She was born October 14, 1954 in Rhode Island to Thomas and Pauline Pothier. Denise married James (Jimmy) Foote on November 11, 1998 in Austin, Texas.Denise was most recently employed as an administrative assistant with the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Texas. She loved horses and...
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John Francis Faris

June 28, 1925 - February 28, 2017

My 91 year long journey is at end. I'll admit, I'm tired. I'm going to be starting a new journey, though, where I'll see friends and family that have passed through the pearly gates before me, especially my son, Ron, my hero. I'm pretty excited about that.As a native Californian, I never thought I would leave the state, but here I am in Texas and here is where my ashes will be buried along...
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Felix Toro

March 5, 1942 - February 25, 2017

Felix Toro, Jr. was born March 5th 1942 and died February 25, 2017. Felix is survived by his beloved wife, Luz Toro; three sisters, Agnes, Lillian, Evelyn; seven loving children, 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren: a large family for a man with a large smile.Our father, Felix, was a machinist for McDonnell Douglas. His responsibility was the tail section of the md-20 aircraft. He...
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Mary C. Stockton

December 30, 1935 - February 24, 2017

Mary Stockton passed from this life February 24, 2017 at the age of 81. Graveside Services will be scheduled at Cook Walden Capital Park Cemetery, but at this time the dates are pending. Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Herman Goertz

July 14, 1962 - February 20, 2017

The community of Rockne mourns the loss of Herman Frank Goertz, who was called home on February 20, 2017. He was the owner of Leon's Country Store, a farmer and rancher, and friend to all who were lucky enough to get to know him. Herman started running Leon's in 1983 when he was just 21, and always welcomed visitors with a strong handshake and a warm smile. He learned the value of hard work from...
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Donald Wayne Cody

August 30, 1949 - February 14, 2017

Donald Wayne Cody was born in Bastrop, Texas on August 30, 1949 and left this life on February 14, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Don or "Buddy" as he was known to his family, was raised in Bastrop, and graduated from Bastrop High School in 1970. While in high school he was a member of the golf team, where he gained a love of golf and spent many hours on the golf course at the Bastrop State...
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Sara Z. Long

March 4, 1928 - February 12, 2017

Sara Zerrilda Peyton Long, 88, passed away in Round Rock, Texas on February 12th, 2017 after a short illness.Sara, the first of three children, was born to loving parents James Henry Peyton and Etta Mae Raborn on March 4th, 1928. Sara grew up during the Great Depression, but was blessed to never go for want and always had enough to share with those less fortunate. Her father, James, was a...
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Maria Luisa Young

January 13, 1977 - February 12, 2017

Maria Luisa Castillo-Young earned her wings on Feb 12,2017. She was a loving Daughter, Sister, Mother, Aunt and Wife.Mary Lou was loved by all that met her and her infectious smile made an everlasting impression on everyone she met.She will now be reunited with her family in heaven.Visitation will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home with a Rosary...
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Margaret E. Knisley

December 19, 1932 - February 7, 2017

Margaret E. Knisley passed from this life February 7, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born in San Antonio on December 19, 1932 to Lena and Herbert Randall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Knisley and brother, Harold Zahler. Margaret is survived by her three daughters, Linda Cole, Cheryl Knisley, Arleen Bender and her husband Dennis; five grandchildren, Tim Cole, Chris Cole,...
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Esther Victoria Wright

April 26, 1917 - February 6, 2017

Esther Victoria (Peterson) Wright passed from this earth on Monday, February 6, 2017 in her home in Bastrop, Texas, a few weeks short of her 100th birthday. The last of the Peterson Girls, Esther was born in 1917 in Bastrop in a home built by her father. She grew up on Jefferson Street and attended Bastrop Public Schools, graduating from Bastrop High in 1935. She received her bachelor's...
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Billy Ray Tabor

September 8, 1933 - February 3, 2017

Bill Tabor lost his battle to cancer on February 3rd 2017at the age of 83.Bill was passionate about his land and his family. He spent most of his time working on his property, creating his vision of the land for his children and grandchildren. His vision was very important to him but always came in a close second to spending time with his family. Bill was the kindest man with a most generous...
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Geraldine Nance Keifenheim

July 18, 1918 - January 26, 2017

Geraldine Nance Keifenheim was born on July 28, 1918 in Bird Island, Minnesota and passed away peacefully at home on January 26, 2017 in Tijeras, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Edward and Blanche Bruggeman; brothers Gresmond, Sidney, Clayton and daughter, Marianne Eubank.Geraldine is survived by: her husband, Edward Lynn Keifenheim; son, Hardie Seay Nance; daughter-in-law...
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Wilburn Ashley

November 3, 1934 - January 24, 2017

Wilburn "Bill" Ashley passed away January 24, 2017 at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.C. and Mary Ashley; his wife, Arlene Ashley, two brothers and a sister. Bill is survived by his three sons, David Ashley, Michael Ashley and his wife Gale, John Ashley; grandchildren, Brian Brandal, Joshua Ashley, Daniel Ashley, Dakota Ashley and Dustin Ashley. In lieu of...
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Joyce Clara Stephens

August 6, 1914 - January 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Eraclio Nevarez Falcon

April 15, 1933 - January 20, 2017

Eraclio Nevarez Falcon, age 83, of Bastrop passed away on January 20, 2017. He was born April 15, 1933 in Brackettville, Texas to Jose and Romana (Nevarez) Falcon. He is survived by: his wife, Linda Falcon; 4 sons, Hector Falcon, Robert Falcon, David Falcon, and Eddie Falcon; a daughter Sandy Ortiz; brothers, Ignacio Falcon, Ben Falcon, Joe Falcon and Jessie Falcon; sisters, Eva Susedo and...
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Jewell Marie Cottle

July 15, 1919 - January 10, 2017

Mrs. Jewell Cottle, a longtime resident of Bastrop, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Cedar Park.Visitation and funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 in the chapel of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM followed by funeral services at 12:00PM. Graveside services and interment will then follow in the Elgin Cemetery at 2:00 PM.Mrs. Cottle...
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Jerry Peter Brewster

May 29, 1937 - January 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Murry Lee DeShay

July 31, 1983 - January 4, 2017

Murry Lee DeShay, Jr., life's journey began on July 31, 1983 to the parentage of Mr. Murry, Sr. & Mrs. Mary DeShay of Cedar Creek, Texas. He was the youngest of six (6) children.His youth is characterized by the cultural trend of the time of his day. He completed his general education and graduated from Bastrop High SchoolHe accepted Christ in his youthful age at the Mason Lone Oak Baptist...
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Earl James Wolf

March 6, 1957 - January 3, 2017

Earl "Wolfie" Wolf, 59 of Rockne, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. Earl was born to Nash and Hilda (Bartsch) Wolf on March 6, 1957 in Bastrop, Texas. He married Dovie Milam in Rockne, Texas on January 8, 1982. Earl and Dovie would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary next week. Earl worked for Bastrop County as the Road Foreman for...
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Harold Lewis Broadbent

April 18, 1944 - December 31, 2016

Harold Lewis Broadbent, age 72, of Waelder passed away suddenly on December 31, 2016 from complications of injuries sustained in an accident on December 28, 2016.Harold was born in Austin, Texas on April 18, 1944 to Doc and Nell Broadbent. He was a very devoted son and a loving and devoted husband to Bobbie for over 30 years.Harold leaves behind to cherish his memories; his wife Bobbie; a son,...
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Dominga Resendez

January 31, 1932 - December 30, 2016

Dominga Resendez passed away December 30, 2016 at the age of 84. She was born in Dallas, Texas to Guadalupe and Manuel Guajardo.She is preceded in death by her husband Rudy Resendez, Sr.; daughter, Teresa Resendez; sons, Francisco "Pancho" Resendez, Arturo Resendez; sister, Elvira Granado; and brother, Manuel Guajardo. Dominga is survived by Children, Frances and Jaime Resendez-Diaz,...
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William Rich

September 17, 1924 - December 29, 2016

William Baker Rich, Jr., 92, passed away on the 29th of December, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends in Smithville, TX. Bill was raised in Warrensburg MO, an hour outside Kansas City MO. where his father worked as a manager at the local power company (MO P&L). William Rich Sr. was also the charter president of his local Rotary Club.Bill was an Eagle Scout, Troop 400 in High School,...
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Virginia H. Russell Ming

November 11, 1922 - December 27, 2016

Virginia H. Russell Ming went home to meet her Lord Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at St. David's Hospital in Austin, Texas at the age of 94. She was born to Robert H. and Verna Mallison Russell Nov. 11, 1922 in Paris, TX. She received a BA from Baylor University and a MRE from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She served as Minister of Education at First Baptist Church, Port Arthur until her...
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Archie Edwin Whatley

March 15, 1930 - December 26, 2016

Archie Edwin Whatley, 86, of Red Rock, Texas passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016, at the Bastrop Lost Pines Nursing And Rehabilitation Center with his daughter at his side. Archie was born on March 15, 1930, in DeQuincy, Louisiana. He served in The U.S. Army during the Korean War. He later served as a member of the Beaumont FireDepartment for 22 years, retiring in the early 1970's as a...
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John Walker Martin

May 14, 1970 - December 20, 2016

John Martin, 46, of Elgin died Tuesday, December 20 in an automobile/pedestrian accident in downtown Austin. A service to celebrate John's life was held on Wednesday, January 4 at 11:00am at Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home, 505 Old Austin Highway, Bastrop.John was a special person in many ways. His parents, Joe and Sonia Martin, loved him very much but trusted his care to his aunts, Anna Kossoff...
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Michael Eugene Bradford

November 8, 1952 - December 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Dolores Jean Hestdalen

June 12, 1937 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Allen Balthorpe Johnston

February 1, 1951 - December 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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John Laird

September 9, 1950 - December 10, 2016

Johnny Buford Laird, age 66, of Bastrop entered Heaven's gates on December 10, 2016. He was born September 9, 1950 in Baytown, Texas to James B. and Ola Elsie (Quine) Laird. Johnny was a heavy equipment operator for highway construction.Having been in a nursing home for the past 2 years, Johnny told the family he was ready to go to Heaven where there would be no more pain. Thanks to God,...
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Vincent M. Kortz

April 26, 1939 - November 26, 2016

Vincent Kortz, age 77, of Cedar Creek passed from this life on November 26, 2016 at his home. Vincent was born April 26, 1939 in Panna Marie, Texas to Leo and Julia (Moy) Kortz. Vincent was married to the love of his life, Elizabeth Tschoepe, on June 3, 1961 in New Braunfels, Texas. Vincent never met a stranger. No matter who you were, or where you were, he would strike up a conversation the...
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Phillip Gary Robberson

November 9, 1938 - November 13, 2016

Reverend Phillip Gary Robberson, age 78 of Bastrop, entered Heaven's gate on November 13, 2016. Phillip was born November 9, 1938 in San Antonio, Texas to Roy L. and Wilma Ann (Frasier) Robberson. He married Beverly (Hien) Robberson on September 10, 1961 in San Antonio.Phillip was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and a...
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Charles Guerrero

October 12, 1946 - November 6, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Guerrero passed from this life November 6, 2016 at the age of 70. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lillie Keir and Carlos Guerrero. Chuck is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret Guerrero; his two daughters, Gina Guerrero, Roxanne Guerrero Kopecky and her husband Vincent; Stepmother, Bertha Guerrero; Stepbrother, Rudy Cruz; half brothers, David Guerrero and...
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Antoine Davant Madere

July 5, 1938 - November 2, 2016

Antoine Davant Madere Jr. known as "Tony" was born in Laplace Louisiana July 5th, 1938. He married his high school sweet heart Mary Ann Cambre October 3rd, 1959. Tony earned his degree in Electrical Engineering from LSU while in ROTC where he was the rifle team captain. His military service in the US Air Force started in 1961. He served in Strategic & Tactical Air Command as a B52 Navigator ...
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Ron E. Sebert

December 2, 1943 - November 1, 2016

Ronald Eugene Sebert passed away November 1, 2016 at the age of 72. Ron is survived by his wife, Maria Sebert; children, James Edward and his wife Christina, Sharon Sebert Maloney and her husband Mike, Arthur Lee Sebert, Nemesis Lan, Luis Lan, Mary Helen Lan, Michael McEchron, Harrison Sebert Lan, Ashley Sebert Lan; three grandchildren, Brendan Maloney, Kyle Maloney, Nathan Sebert; two sisters,...
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Sybil S. Hepburn

August 29, 1926 - October 31, 2016

Sybil Hepburn passed from life October 31, 2016 at the age of 90. She was born in Luling, Texas to Faye and Reuben Williams.She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Richter, and sister, Elizabeth Williams.Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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Mary Jane Goertz

November 12, 1938 - October 21, 2016

Mary Jane Goertz entered the arms of the Lord on October 21, 2016 at the age of 77. She was born in Rockne, Texas, and was the daughter of Fred M. and Mary A. Goertz. She touched countless lives with her smiles. She was blessed by the sensitive and constant devotion of her family. She often repeated the truism, "Laughter is the best medicine." She loved music and sing-alongs and had a special...
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Leopoldo G. Gutierrez

August 3, 1927 - October 18, 2016

Leo Gutierrez passed from this life October 18, 2016 at the age of 89.He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Alicia "Alice" Gutierrez; daughters, Esther Buri and her husband Jerry, Stella Ramos and her husband Pedro; and grandchildren, Mathew Miller and Savanna Hickey.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Primera Baptist Church of Bastrop. A Celebration of Leo&...
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Gracie M. Swope

January 21, 1925 - October 12, 2016

Gracie Mae Swope, age 91, of Bastrop passed from this life on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born January 21, 1925 in Wells, Texas to Ellis and Nora Mae (Lester) George. She married Hugh Edward Swope on July 23, 1946 in Beaumont.She and her husband owned and operated Grand Finance Co. in Beaumont from 1960 until 1976.Mrs. Swope was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Hugh...
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Elizabeth Anne Verser

December 4, 1980 - October 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop, TX.
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