Obits

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09
Oct

Lindsey Elaine Walker

Lindsey Elaine Walker

Feb. 1, 1955- Oct. 2, 2015

 

Lindsey Elaine Walker, 60, of Marble Falls, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Fredericksburg, Texas. 

Lindsey was born on Feb. 1, 1955, in Lubbock, Texas, to John Clifford Teel and Deloris Stanley Teel. She was the only girl out of four siblings.

Lindsey married Roy Wayne Walker in El Paso on Aug. 10, 1974, and they had a special relationship filled with lots of love. He survives.

Lindsey worked as a paraprofessional for different school districts including Kermit Independent School District (ISD,) Odessa ISD, and Johnson City ISD. 

She loved children, and she especially enjoyed teaching them. Lindsey had a positive energy that she passed on to everyone she worked with.

She was a Christian woman who loved God. Anyone who met her knew of her love for Him by her words and actions.

Fri
09
Oct

Ben William Warton II

Ben William Warton II

April 7, 1947~Sept. 30, 2015

 

Ben William Warton II went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at the age of 68 years.

He was born on April 7, 1947, in Stamford, Texas, the son of Ben “Bill” William Warton Sr. and Pauline Warton.

He attended Sweetwater High School, Western Texas College and Texas Tech University.

Ben was a minister at the Snyder First Baptist Church, director of MHMR in Abilene, Texas, director of Bluebonnet MHMR in Marble Falls and a private practice counselor in Marble Falls, Texas.

The many people who were blessed to have known Ben knew him as the most loving and gentle individual they had ever met.

With a servant's heart, influential counsel and sensitivity towards others needs, Ben never missed a moment to be there for someone.

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09
Oct

Linda Cullum Adams

Linda Cullum Adams

Oct. 10, 1938 – Oct. 6, 2015

 

Linda Cullum Adams went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.

She was married to Senator Don Adams for 52 years and they lived in Blue Lake in Llano County, Texas.

Linda was a very active volunteer until she was struck down with Alzheimer’s. She was a children's advocate with the Highland Lakes CASA in Kingsland, Texas, and in Austin, and also volunteered with Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center in Burnet, Texas. She was recognized for her outstanding CASA service by the Travis County CASA organization.

Linda taught a Sunday School class for three-year-old children, while a member of Bannockburn Baptist Church and a women's Sunday School class when she was a member of the Baptist Church in Springwood.

She was in the first class of docents of the Governor’s Mansion. And, she served as a docent for 30 years.

Mon
28
Sep

Ruth LaFern Heffington

Ruth LaFern Heffington

Sept. 2, 1935~Sept. 19, 2015

 

Ruth LaFern Heffington, longtime resident of Marble Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, with her family by her side.

She was born to Paul James and Beulah Violet Riley on Sept. 2, 1935.

She graduated from Marble Falls High School in 1954 and married the love of her life, Dave Lyndon Heffington, in 1956. He preceded her in death.

She and Lyndon started Heffington Services in the early 1970s. 

For the last 20 years, Ruth has owned and operated Ruth’s Business Service, where so many Hill Country residents and businesses knew they could count on her for careful and thoughtful bookkeeping and tax preparation.

All who knew Ruth remember her for her dedication to friends and family.

She was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and friend to so many. “Gramma’s house” was the meeting place for her children, grandchildren and their friends.

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28
Sep

Evelyn Marie Barding Colclasure

Evelyn Marie Barding Colclasure

Aug. 26, 1941~Sept. 21, 2015

 

Evelyn Marie Barding Colclasure, 74, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1941, in Ramsey, Illinois, and was one of five children of Floyd and Stella Rodefelt Barding.

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28
Sep

Benjamin Thomas Jeffers

Benjamin Thomas Jeffers

Nov. 27, 1926~Sept. 22, 2015

 

Benjamin Thomas Jeffers, 88, of Marble Falls, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.

He was born Nov. 27, 1926, the son of William Clyde and Mattie Jeffers of Freeport, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, and his parents.

He is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Tom Lovelady of Kerrville, Texas, Carolyn and John Hixon of Houston, Texas and Loretta and Robert Garrett of Utopia, Texas.

He is also survived by: his sister, Louise Frederick; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Benjamin served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, having been stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He received the Purple Heart during his service.

He lived in Freeport, Texas, from 1926 until 1959.

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28
Sep

Lou Carpenter Sapp

Lou Carpenter Sapp

Dec. 10, 1942~Sept. 17, 2015

 

Lou Carpenter Sapp, 72, of Kingsland, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1942, to Ernest Dellenbaugh and Mildred Clay Dellenbaugh.

Lou graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 1961 and later earned a degree in restaurant management from Oklahoma State University in 1965.   

She owned the Chuck wagon in Mineral, Illinois, and several cafes in Oklahoma City before becoming the pastry chef at Horseshoe Bay and Cafe 909 in Marble Falls. 

For over 50 years, she delighted everyone with her culinary gifts and artistry in cake creations. She was adored for generosity, humor and loving nature.
Lou is survived by: her mother, Mildred Wilson of Edmond, Oklahoma; husband, George “Vic” Sapp of Kingsland; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and David of Lincoln, Nebraska; son Mitchel Carpenter of Seattle, Washington, and four grandchildren.

Fri
18
Sep

Foy Gene Petty

Foy Gene Petty

Jan. 26, 1946~Sept. 16, 2015

 

Foy Gene Petty, 69, long-time resident of Marble Falls, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at home with family after a short battle with cancer.

Foy was born Jan. 26, 1946, in Stamford to Van and Nellie Dee Petty of Leuders as one of three sons.

He was no stranger to hard work from an early age as the family operated a dairy farm and he continued this work ethic throughout his adult life.

As a child, Foy loved baseball and spent hours playing in and along the creek that ran through the farm. During his high school years, he loved sports, played basketball and eventually met his lifelong sweetheart, Donna Blackstock.

Foy and Donna were married June 11, 1966, in Wylie. They spent the first part of their marriage in the Abilene area, but work would take them to different parts of the country where they began to raise a family.

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18
Sep

Anna Ruth Wells McCoy

Anna Ruth Wells McCoy

Dec. 26, 1933~Sept. 15, 2015

 

Anna Ruth Wells McCoy, 81, of Marble Falls, lost her battle against lung cancer and passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 in Burnet. 

Anna Ruth was born on Dec. 26, 1933, in Johnson City, Texas, to proud parents, Virgil and Clara Wells.  She was the sixth of nine children in the family. 

Anna Ruth left Johnson City in 1950 to work as a waitress in Burnet and Marble Falls. 

She met a Navy man, Larry McCoy, while working as a waitress and love blossomed into marriage in 1952. 

Larry started working at the Lower Colorado River Authority and the couple made their home in Marble Falls. They had four children: Wayland, Clayton, Karl DeWayne and Linda. 

Anna Ruth began working as a part-time cashier at HEB. 

Larry passed away in 1966, and Anna Ruth took on the new job of a single parent. 

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18
Sep

Lana Sue Vaughn

Lana Sue Vaughn

Aug. 24, 1950~Sept. 11, 2015

 

Lana Sue Vaughn passed away on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at the age of 65 years.

Lana was born to S.C. Turner and Mary Hunter Houston on Aug. 24, 1950, in Burnet.

She is survived by: her husband, Bobby Vaughn of Fairland; children, Shannon Kuenzer and Eric of Marble Falls, Mary York and Jake of Marble Falls, and Loyd Vaughn and Angie or Fairland; stepsons Terry Vaughn, Topper and Katz Vaughn of Bertram; grandchildren, Brittany Wrye and James of Big Spring, Kelsey Vaughn of Florida, Ashton and Angelica York of Marble Falls, Leland, Robert and Chelsey Floyd of Marble Falls, Heaven Vaughn of Bertram and Orenda and Lindamae Kuenzer of Burnet, and, great-grandchildren, Leigha and Landon Wrye of Big Spring, Maddox, Mason, Ady and Ary Floyd of Marble Falls.

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