Obits

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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.
 
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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.
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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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Jimmy Odell Duffy

Jimmy Odell Duffy 
June 19, 1938 ~ July 5, 2016
 
Jimmy Odell Duffy of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, passed away July 5, 2016. He was born June 19, 1938 in Norton, Texas to Claude Odell and Zora Lee Jones Duffy. 
 
Jimmy received his degree in Theology in 1975 and gave 28 years of service to the Lord as a Southern Baptist Minister.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother William Duffy, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Geneviva of Horseshoe Bay, son Donald Wayne Duffy of Pflugerville, daughter Patricia Lynn Krenek and husband Gregory of Paige, grandson Gregory Krenek and wife Mariah of Houston, granddaughter Laura Mae Mutschink and husband Jordan of Bastrop, grandson Travis Krenek of Paige, great granddaughter Avery Rose Krenek of Bastrop and brother Joe Dell Duffy and wife Georgia of Petrolia.
 
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Kenneth Glenn Burton

 
Kenneth Glenn Burton
Aug. 9, 1926 ~ June 26, 2016
 
Kenneth Glenn Burton, 89, went to his heavenly home on June 26, 2016.  He was born to Glen Kenneth and Clarice Florence (Golden) Burton on August 9, 1926, in Oil City, Louisiana.  
 
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Charlie James Maugham

Charlie James Maugham
Dec. 12, 1933 ~ June 28, 2016
 
Charlie James Maugham passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. 
He was born on Dec. 12, 1933 in Mudd, Texas to James (Jim) and Ollie Maugham. 
He married Virgie Bell Newman, the love of his life, on Oct. 5, 1957. 
They moved to Marble Falls where they had 58 years of marriage which produced six children, four boys and two girls.
If you ever stopped by to see him he would ask you to come on in and if he was watching a western, he would like for you to watch it with him or if you smoked he would ask you if you wanted a cigar. 
He also enjoyed cutting the grass or working in the garden. 
During his working years, he worked for the City of Marble Falls, and he also worked building houses with Jim Carpenter and Tommy Long. 
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Joel Dee Houston

Joel Dee Houston
Feb. 27, 1935 ~ June 16, 2016
 
Joel Dee Houston (Cotton) passed away in Marble Falls on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1935 in Levelland, Texas to Robert Lee Houston and Lydia Leona Gaither.
Joel was proceeded in death by his wife of 51 years Bessie Mae Houston and his son Jay Houston.
He is survived by his daughter Tonya Houston; grandchildren Michael Bloom, Cutter Schaney, Cory Houston and Haley Houston; great-grandchildren Rian Jo Bloom and Maverik Bloom and brother Robert Houston.
A memorial for Joel will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 2702 Mormon Mill Road, Marble Falls, Texas, 78654.
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Billie Frances Jowell Jeanes

Billie Frances Jowell Jeanes

Oct. 23, 1928 ~ June 23, 2016

Billie Frances Jowell Jeanes passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2016, at the age of 87.

Billie was born to parents Oma Frances Glover Jowell and William Earl Jowell in Mexia, Texas, on Oct. 23, 1928.

She was blessed with two loving sisters, Patsy Ruth and Johnnie Sue.

Her father worked for Magnolia Oil Company and was transferred to Freer, Texas, where Billie attended school until World War II broke out.

She and her family then moved to Houston, Texas.

Billie grew up in Houston and graduated from Sam Houston High School.

She was a woman of extra ordinary musical talent.

Billie was majorette with the Sam Houston High School Band.

She could twirl three batons at one time.

In her senior year she was First Lieutenant in the band.

She was elected Sam Houston’s most beautiful girl. She was class editor of the Cosmos, the high school’s newspaper.

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Ava Nell Turner Cheek

Ava Nell Turner Cheek
Aug. 9, 1924 ~ June 18, 2016
 
Ava Nell Turner Cheek passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Covington, Louisiana.
She was born on Aug. 9, 1924 in Lamesa to the late Austin Leslie Turner, Sr. and Virginia Rose Moffat Turner.
Ava is survived by her beloved husband, Clyde S. Cheek, and their two children, Karen C. Landers of Mandeville, Louisiana, and Terry T. Cheek of Colleyville, Texas.
She was the loving grandmother of Matthew M. Landers of Madisonville, Louisiana, Casey L. Landers of Houston, and Daniel P. Cheek of Rosenburg, Texas.
Ava was the proud great-grandmother of Carter Landers, Reese Landers, Aiden Cheek, Carrington Cheek, and Riley Cheek.
She was the sister of the late Austin L. Turner, Jr. Ava is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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Mildrena Eva Shields Bracksieck

Mildrena Eva Shields Bracksieck 
Sept. 30, 1927~June 10, 2016
 
Mildrena Eva Shields Bracksieck took her last breath on earth Friday, June 10, 2016 in Lakeway, Texas.  She follows her beloved husband, Charles Edward Bracksieck who passed on Feb. 20, 1999.  Mildrena was affectionately known as “Drena” by so many. 
Drena was born on Sept. 30, 1927 to Milton Allen and Vera Rowena Fountain Shields in Elsa, Texas.   Drena was the middle of three children, Milton Allen Shields, Jr.; older brother and Loretta Shield Ewart, younger sister both deceased.
Throughout her youth, Drena was actively involved with her church, her school, and her community.  

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