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Pauline Royce Hammerschmidt

Pauline Royce Hammerschmidt

Jan. 7, 1923 ~ May 8, 2016

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Billy Joe Parnell

Billy Joe Parnell
Aug. 17, 1957 ~ May 10, 2016
 
Billy Joe Parnell, 58, passed away on May 10, 2016, in Austin, Texas after battling a lengthy illness. He was the son of Harold and Mary (Hall) Parnell, born in Stephenville, Texas on August 17, 1957.
 
He worked as a printer for independent newspaper companies in Stephenville, Big Spring, Round Mountain and Marble Falls for more than 30 years and was retired prior to his passing.
 
When Billy was not working, he lived a life of volunteer service of others as a mentor and guide not only to his own children but to families and their children participating in youth sports such as football, basketball and baseball throughout the community.
 
He enjoyed coaching youth sports, camping with family and friends and attending sports and community events and music concerts.
 
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Betty Jane Scherer Fest

Betty Jane Scherer Fest
June 24, 1922 ~ May 2, 2016
 
Betty Jane Scherer Fest of Sunrise Beach Village passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the age of 93.
She was born to Revillo Macy Scherer and Florence Elizabeth Whall on June 24, 1922 in San Antonio.
Betty married Frederick Francis Fest on Nov. 9, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas.
After retirement, Betty and Fred moved permanently to Sunrise Beach in 1984.
Fred predeceased Betty on May 5, 2006.
She is survived by daughter Sharon Sinkey and spouse, Gregory, of Holiday, Florida. Also surviving are nephews, James W. Nicholson, Jr., and wife, Cathy, of San Antonio, Texas and Billy Nicholson and wife, Jane, of Helotes, Texas.
Services will be held Friday, at 2 p.m., at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Interment follows at Sandy Mountain Cemetery in Sunrise Beach.
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Gordon Raymond Schlagel, Sr.

Gordon Raymond Schlagel

Dec. 11, 1937 ~ May 5, 2016

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Dorothy “Dot” Ellen Hoyt Ballard

Dorothy H. Ballard

July 22, 1925 ~ May 1, 2016

Dorothy “Dot” Ellen Hoyt Ballard, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

 She was born on July 22, 1925 and raised in Columbia, South Carolina.

Dot married the love of her life in 1953, Hugh C. Ballard, and they started their life together in Norman, Oklahoma where Hugh played football at Oklahoma University.

Dot and Hugh continued their legacy in Dallas, raising three sons, Byron, Brett, and Bart. They retired in Austin, and after 49 years of marriage, Hugh joined the Lord, and Dot moved to Marble Falls.

It is impossible to choose Dot’s best attribute.

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Donald Wayne Bandy

Donald Wayne Bandy

Oct. 1, 1938  ~  May 4, 2016

Donald Wayne Bandy, 77, of Marble Falls died at his home May 4, 2016 surrounded by his family following an extended battle with metastatic lung cancer. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 6th, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7th, also at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home with Charles Hundley officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

Don was born October 1, 1938 in Tokio, TX to Royal Hayden Bandy and Tincy Tucker Bandy. He attended school in Plains, Milsap and Weatherford and served in the United States Air Force at Keesler AFB (Biloxi, MS), Ellington AFB (Houston) and Tachikawa AFB (Tachikawa, Japan).

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Opal Louise Penny Bess

Opal Louise Penny Bess
Dec. 21, 1942 ~ April 20, 2016
 
Opal Louise Penny Bess was born to James “Jack” Penny and Opal Mays Penny in Marble Falls Dec. 21, 1942.
She passed away peacefully April 20, 2016, at the age of 73, after giving her life to God.
She was also raised in Marble Falls and graduated from Marble Falls High School.
She later went to business college in Austin where she graduated to become a bookkeeper.
She lived a happy life close to her family on her property in Granite Shoals where she has a beautiful garden.
She gave herself the title of “head honcho” around the yard.
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Nora Elizabeth Alderson Lacy

Nora Elizabeth Alderson Lacy
Aug. 20, 1923 ~ April 27, 2016
 
Nora Elizabeth Alderson Lacy was born Aug. 20, 1923 and died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the age of 92.  
Nora and her husband, Jim, operated the R. E. Janes Gravel Co. in Abilene and raised their daughter, Carolyn.  Nora was an avid bowler in her younger years. 
She loved to go hunting and fishing in Colorado with her husband annually and tour the United States in the summers. 
She had many accomplishments such as receiving her GED at the age of 41.  
After living in Abilene for many years, upon her retirement from R. E. Janes Gravel Co., she moved to Mansfield to be closer to her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren and begin new careers and interests. 
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Eula Mae Ratliff

Eula Mae Ratliff
Feb. 18, 1929 ~ April 25, 2016
 
Eula Mae Ratliff, 87, of Granite Shoals, Texas died Monday, April 25, 2016.
Born Feb. 18, 1929 in Marble Falls, Texas, she was the daughter of William and Lenora Mae (Gilley) Pabst.
Eula was a homemaker.
Anchor She was a member of First Baptist Church of Marble Falls and of the Copeland Sunday School class.
Visitation was held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Funeral service were held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls with Rev. Weldon French officiating.
Burial followed at Six Mile Cemetery in Llano, Texas.
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Doreen Howell Hare

Doreen Howell Hare

Oct. 14, 1933 ~ April 19, 2016

Doreen Howell Hare passed away peacefully at Seton Hospital in Burnet, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:05 a.m.

She was 82 years old. She was born Oct. 14, 1933 in Hull, England to the parents of Robert Norman and Gladys Gertrude Whitfield Howell.

She is survived by one brother, Bob Howell and two sisters, Elsie Howell McIntyre and Phylis Howell Abel, whome reside in England.

Her parents and two sisters, June Howell Last and Pauline Howell Jackson are deceased.

As a child living in England during WW2, she endured the terror of was with constant air raid bombings and V-2 rocket attacks.

As a teenager she enjoyed ice skating and roller derby.

At the age of twenty-one she married Kenneth (Rabbit) Hare, whome was serving a tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force in Margate, England.

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