Obits

Tue
02
Aug

Jonnie Mae Irby Clark-Whigham

Jonnie Mae Irby Clark-Whigham

July 10, 1929 ~ July 29, 2016

Jonnie Mae Irby Clark-Whigham, 87 of Spicewood closed her eyes and went to sleep Friday, July 29,2016.

She was born July 10 1929 In Pickton, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents John Alva and Fannie Mae Irby; one sister, Norma Barber, an infant brother, and two grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Peterka, Susan Long, and Gwyn Whited; five grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, niece and nephews.

She had a big heart, and will be remembered most for her love of life, her wardrobe, and her willingness to lend a helping hand.

She was the Head postmaster at Spicewood from 1950 until 1957. 

Jonnie Mae, surely left her mark in life, in this small Community that she loved so much and lived her last years in Spicewood. 

Tue
02
Aug

Bessie Allmon Story

Bessie Allmon Story

Oct. 13, 1932 ~ July 24, 2016

Bessie Allmon Story, 83, was born on Oct. 13, 1932 in Saginaw, Texas.

Bessie passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

She was the last remaining survivor of six children born to the late Ernest and Georgia Allmon.

She graduated from Northwest High School in Haslet, Texas and then married the late Winford Story in 1955.

She raised two children and then adopted her grandson, the late Bryon Story, after her daughter fell to an untimely death. 

She was heavily involved with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and the Marble Falls Senior Center where she held various chairs over the years. 

She is survived by her nephew Charles Pickens and family, longtime companion, Garland Terrel, and granddaughter in law, Samantha Rock-Story.   

Bessie had a passion for life, for good food, and good music.

Tue
02
Aug

Fred C. Barrington

Fred C. Barrington

Sept. 23, 1931~July 27, 2016

Fred C. Barrington, a 33-year resident and champion of Horseshoe Bay, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in the memory care unit of Spanish Trail Assisted Living. He was 84.

Services celebrating his life will be held at the Church of Horseshoe Bay, Saturday afternoon, July 30, at 2 p.m.

An ice-cream social will follow in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

Internment at the Horseshoe Bay Mausoleum will follow.

Fred and his wife, Connie, were realtors in Horseshoe Bay for 31 years, primarily in their own offices at Barringtons of Horseshoe Bay.

Based on their professionalism, leadership, and sales results, they were honored in 2006 by the Highland Lakes Association of Realtors with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fred and his twin brother, Eddie, were born on Sept. 23, 1931, in Throckmorton, Texas, the tenth and eleventh children of R.W. and Myrtle Haney Barrington.

Tue
02
Aug

William “Bill” Chapline

William “Bill” Chapline

1929 ~ 2016

William “Bill” Chapline went to be with Jesus on Thursday, the 7th of July, 2016.

Bill was born on the 20th of January, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Ed S. Chapline Sr. and Johnnie Mae Dickson Chapline.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ed S. Chapline Jr.; as well as the mother of his children, Marian Grace Chapline Connell.

He is survived by his wife, Lynne Crowe Chapline of Marble Falls; and his four children, Lolly Chapline Lewis, William L. Chapline Jr. (Diane), Bryan K. Chapline (Beth), Lisa Chapline Brock (John), and grandchildren Jenny Shaw (Rusty), Amy Cohen (Bill), Lindsay Manes (Chad), Charlie Chapline, Amanda Chapline, Michelle Chapline, and Kyle Chapline; great-granddaughters, Shannon, Melanie and Claire Cohen; and great-grandson, Brandon Shaw.

Tue
02
Aug

Catherine Virginia Collum

Catherine Virginia Collum

June 4, 1942~July 10, 2016

Catherine Virginia Collum, age 74, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2016 at her home in Meadowlakes, Texas after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Born in Abilene, Texas on June 4, 1942 to Melvin and Catherine (Holder) Collum, “Ginnie” spent her formative years with her family in Enid, Oklahoma.

It was there she met and later married John Knight, USAF.

Together they had two children and travelled extensively, both nationally and abroad.

As an officer’s wife, she was integral in managing the household through many relocations.

In 1976, the family moved again to Austin, Texas.

It was there, as a single mother, she supported and inspired her children by attaining her court reporter’s license and by her many years of excellence in her work for the State Board of Insurance.

In 1985 she married John Tryon and soon moved to Granite Shoals, Texas.

Tue
12
Jul

Carole Dee Rushing Lay

Carole Dee Rushing Lay
May 3, 1948~July 8, 2016
 
Carole Dee Rushing Lay, 68, was killed in a two-car crash Friday, July 8, 2016 on US 281 near Marble Falls, Texas. 
 She was born May 3, 1948 in Baytown to Nona Rushing and the late Ray Rushing.
Ms. Lay moved to Marble Falls in 2012 and immediately became involved in the community. She was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church where she taught adult Bible study and was a member of the Sisters of the King, a women’s organization supporting the church. 
She participated in the Mystery Book Club.
A 1966 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Ms. Lay continued her education at Trinity University in San Antonio where she graduated in 1970 with a degree in history and teacher certification.  
Tue
12
Jul

Thomas Edwin Pearson

Thomas Edwin Pearson
 
Thomas Edwin Pearson, 67, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, June 15, 2016. 
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gail Cheri Day Pearson of Kingsland; three children, Chandra Pearson of Kingsland; Corey Pearson of Bastrop; and Chris and his wife, Karen Pearson of Round Rock; grandsons Shea and Laken Behrens of Burnet; granddaughters Ashley Johnson-Sessums of Granger; Kristi Smalley of Holland; four great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Sue and Jerry Payne of Bertram; brother and sister-in-law Lacy and Rhonda Pearson of Burnet; brother Billy Pearson of Liberty Hill; brother Chawa Pearson of Kingsland; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his father, William Lester Pearson, Sr.; mother Mirel Lorine Ferguson Muhle; sister Helen Marie Pearson; sister Ima Jean Billings; and brother William Odean Pearson, Sr.
Fri
08
Jul

Jesse Thomas Rice

Jesse Thomas Rice
 
 
Jesse Thomas “TOM” Rice 85, passed away on June 29, 2016. Tom was born near Akron, Ohio to “Dixie” and Marie Warner Rice in 1931 and moved with his family to Austin at age 6 in a Model A Ford. 
 
Tom was a successful Austin Realtor for 60 years after graduating Stephen F. Austin High School and serving in the Texas National Guard. He retired to Horseshoe Bay in 2000 with his wife of 33 years Katherine Kerr Rice.
 
An avid golf member of the Austin CC, duplicate bridge player and loyal Longhorn fan, he also enjoyed the great outdoors through hunting, fishing, gardening, firing up the BBQ pit and volunteering at Laguna Gloria Fiesta and Safari.
 
Fri
08
Jul

Thomas Wesley Langley

Thomas Wesley Langley
June 11, 1936 ~ July 3, 2016
 
Thomas Wesley “Tom” Langley, 80, of Kingsland, Texas passed away on July 3, 2016.  He was born to Albert and Anna (Mole) Langley on June 11, 1936 in Taft, Florida.
Fri
08
Jul

Dana Sid Green

Dana Sid Green
March 22, 1925 ~ July 1, 2016
Dana Sid Green, 91, passed away July 1, 2016. He was born March 22, 1925, in Marble Falls to Sidney A. Green and Ruth E. Powell Green. He graduated from Marble Falls High School in 1942; in 1949 graduated with a bachelors degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, and in 1953 graduated with a master of theology from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII from 1943-1945.

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