Obits

Wed
25
Jan

Betty Gean Williamson

Betty Gean Williamson

April 13, 1941 ~ Jan. 19, 2017

Betty Gean Williamson went home to be with the Lord the morning of Thursday, Jan. 19, in Spicewood.

She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones.

She joins her beloved husband of 49 years, Raymond B. Williamson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Floyd & Gladys Patterson; and brother Robert Patterson.

She is survived by Elsie Albriton of Katy, David Williamson Austin, Damon and Cathy Williamson of Buda, Gaynelle Blanchard of Spicewood, Donald and Blanca Blanchard of Ft. Worth, David Wayne and Sonia Blanchard of Marble Falls; 11 grandchildren, 6.5 great-grandchildren; many beloved friends, & family from Spicewood Church of Christ.

A public viewing was held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox funeral home in Marble Falls.

Wed
18
Jan

Buddy Schrader

Vernon Earl “Buddy” Schrader passed away peacefully January 8, 2017, with his wife Barbara by his side.

He was born in 1936 near Gonzales, Texas, the youngest of three children of Charlie and Gladys Schrader. Buddy graduated from Gonzales High School where he was a member of the Apache football team. He was named All South Texas and All Central Texas Center and Linebacker.

He received a football scholarship to Trinity University in San Antonio and served as captain of the team in 1957. He graduated in 1958 with a B.S. degree and received a commission in the ROTC program. In 1961 he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve as a first lieutenant.

Buddy spent thirty-five years with Luby’s, Inc., retiring in 1994 as Vice-President of Operations/Marketing. While with Luby’s, he received a Presidential Citation from Ronald Reagan for his work in Nancy Reagan’s Drug Education program.

Tue
10
Jan

Martha Lou Ferguson

Martha Lou Ferguson
d. January 7, 2017

Graveside services for Martha Lou Ferguson, 78, of Zavalla, are pending and will be held in the Fairland Cemetery in Marble Falls. For questions please call Carroway Funeral Home at 936-634-2255.
Mrs. Ferguson died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 in Houston.
Survivors include her husband, Sam Riley Ferguson, Jr. of Zavalla; daughters, Lou Ann Lamb and Laura Witcher of Anahuac, and Ruth Baker and husband, Gene of Montgomery.
Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, are serving as directors for the funeral.

Tue
10
Jan

Gayle Annette Dalton

Gayle Annette Dalton
September 11, 1940 ~ January 2, 2017
Gayle Annette Dalton of Meadowlakes, Texas, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at the age of 76 years following a lengthy illness of Alzheimer’s. Gayle was preceded in death by her husband, Kent Dalton; her parents, Ethel & Rayford Purnell; her brother and sister in-law, Pam & Tom Mahony; brother in-law, Tom Laros; and nephew, John Findley.
Gayle is survived by her sons, Brent Dalton of Meadowlakes, Texas; Trent Dalton and his wife Julie of Nolanville, Texas; three grandchildren, Cene, Chase, & Cody of Marble Falls, Texas. Gayle is also survived by her sister, Gerry Gray of Thornhurst, Pennsylvania; sister in-law, Diane Laros of Highland Park, Texas; three nephews and three nieces.

Tue
10
Jan

Winnie Jean Hill

Winnie Jean Hill
August 7, 1944 ~ January 3, 2017
Winnie Jean Hill, 72, of Marble Falls, Texas, passed away at her home on Jan. 3, 2017.
She was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Aug. 7, 1944, to the late Albert C. (Pat) Patterson and Winona Willett DeSpain Patterson.
Jean graduated from Hoover High School in San Diego, California, in 1963, living in Southern California until 1978, when she moved to the Marble Falls area with her family.
While living in Marble Falls, she worked in sales for BMC West, Lowe's and Lone Star Door & Window, where she was a valuable team member and loved by co-workers and customers.
After retirement, Jean was a caregiver to her mother until her passing in 2013, and in the last few months of her life, she was enjoying being a volunteer at A Place of Hope in Marble Falls.
Jean knew Jesus as her Lord and Savior and we are comforted in knowing she is in His loving arms.

Tue
10
Jan

Lonnie E (Boots) Yates

Lonnie E (Boots) Yates
September 19, 1923 ~ December 31, 2016
Lonnie E (Boots) Yates, age 93, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1923, to Gus Davis Yates and Bessie Lee Pigg of Hamilton, Texas. He moved from San Antonio to Marble Falls in 1960 and opened Yates Auto Supply. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marble Falls and became a member of the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge of Marble Falls on June 6, 1957.
Lonnie is survived by his wife, Dell; children, Lois Pariseau and husband Gary, Yvonne Yates, Lonnie Yates Jr. and wife Renee; and a sister, Leona Holly. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher Pariseau, Tracey Brewer, Bryan Pariseau, Taylor Yates; and five great grandchildren, Madison Pariseau, Haley Pariseau, Allyson Pariseau, Nathan Brewer and Caleb Greenwood; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Tue
03
Jan

Merrell Edmond Thurman

Merrell Edmond Thurman

d. Dec. 28, 2016

Merrell Edmond Thurman, 93, passed away on Dec. 28, 2016 in Georgetown, Texas.

Merrell was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Frances Thurman; son, Kenneth Thurman; parents, Amos and Obera Thurman and brother, Eldon Thurman.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ellen Denson and husband Bob of Bertram; son, Damon Thurman and wife Sandy of Leander and son, Gary Thurman and wife Becky of Leander as well as five grand children and fifteen great grandchildren.

A funeral Service was held on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at Edgar & Jenkins Family Funeral Home in Burnet with interment at the Marble Falls Cemetery.

Arrangements under the care of Edgar & Jenkins Family Funeral Home in Burnet.  Condolences may be made at jenkinsserves.com.

Tue
03
Jan

Janice Lavern Banks

Janice Lavern Banks

March 8, 1963 ~ Dec. 23, 2016

 

Janice Lavern Banks, 53, of Marble Falls, passed away peacefully on the evening of Dec. 23, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Janice was born March 8, 1963, in Kingsland, Texas, the daughter of Warren Conely, Jr. and Fannie Hunter Conely. She grew up in the Marble Falls area, where she attended school. She loved the Hill Country. Her main interest was her family and she enjoyed making people smile. She was an active member of St. Fredricks Baptist Church.

Janice is survived by her son, Kevin Conely and wife Stacey; daughter, Jennifer Greenway and husband Kent, daughter Stephanie Banks and Samantha Banks and son Anthony Ward. She is also survived by four granddaughters and five grandsons as well as her five sisters, Betty, Necole, Sandra, Barbara and Lisa, and four brothers, Warren III, Jeffery, David and Donald.

Tue
03
Jan

Madalyn Snider

April 21, 1933 ~ Dec. 27, 2016

Madalyn Snider passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at the age of 83. She was born on April 21, 1933, to Chandace Guess and Aileen Westfall in Joplin, Missouri. The railroad business took her family to the great state of Texas.

She was a graduate of Big Spring High School. In February, 1952 she married the love of her life; T. R. Snider. They had three children. Madalyn worked at car dealerships in Lubbock, Corpus Christi and San Antonio where she was the office manager. Her highest priority was always her family.

Thu
29
Dec

Joanne M. Esh

Joanne M. Esh

Sept. 3, 1930 ~ Dec. 22, 2016

Joanne M. Esh, 86, of Marble Falls, passed away Dec. 22, 2016. She was born Sept. 3, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Henry and Adrianne Schwartz.

She is survived by son Stephen Esh (Kathleen) of Minnesota, daughter Cheryl Esh of Pennsylvania, son Charles Esh (Carol) of Texas, and daughter Susan Spohn (Darron) of Colorado. She is also survived by her sisters Joyce Thrift (Clay) of Arizona, Janice Zimmerman of Washington, Judy Griebler (Jerry) of Florida and Jeanne Palmer of Minnesota. Joanne is also survived by grandkids Charlie, Nathan, Alan, Jason and Jenna as well as three great grandkids.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Darwin Esh, and her parents.

May she walk in heaven with loved ones.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Dec. 29, at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

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