Obits

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James Akin McAlister Sr.

James Akin McAlister Sr.

November 15, 1936 — January 16, 2018

Jim was lovingly and joyously welcomed into Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Jim was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936. His family moved to Shreveport, LA where Jim grew up and went to school. He later attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a Kappa Alpha and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Engineering. After completing his Bachelor degree, Jim moved to Houston and attended the University of Houston where he received a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering and a second Master’s Degree in Finance.

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Leona Gertrude (Gertie) McGee

Leona Gertrude (Gertie) McGee

January 30, 1931 — January 15, 2018

Gertie McGee is absent from the body but present with her Lord as of Jan. 15, 2018. Leaving this world at the age of 86, she leaves behind a rich legacy of prayer, gentleness, kindness, goodness, and love which blessed everyone within her sphere of influence. She embraced a gentle and quiet spirit that is precious in the sight of God and others.

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Darrell Ray Carter

Darrell Ray Carter

d. December 28, 2017

Darrell Ray Carter, 54, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Marble Falls, Texas, following a long-term battle with kidney disease.

He graduated from Jack C. Hays High School in 1981 and worked for Christian Manufacturing, Advanced Micro Devices, and RJR Controls. Darrell loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle through the Texas Hill Country; he enjoyed fishing, hunting and barbecuing with family and friends; he loved music and movies; and, he was a loving grandson, son, brother and uncle.

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Susie Barnes Henry

Susie Barnes Henry

June 8, 1947 — January 12, 2018

Susie Barnes Henry, 70, of Kingsland, Texas, passed away on Jan. 12, 2018, in Temple, Texas.

She was born on June 8, 1947, in El Reno, Oklahoma. Her parents were Wilma (Edwards) Catto and William Bruce Catto.

She is survived by her husband, Travis “Richard” Henry Jr.; sisters, Kathy Huff and Margaret Merrill; sons Donnie Russell, and wife Tracy, Paul Russell, and wife Barbara; daughters Melissa Pike, and husband Tim, Aimee Shannon, and husband Bo, Deana Bond, and husband Kenny, and Michelle Brumbley, and husband John.

Stepchildren Richard Henry, Travis Henry and his wife Jennifer, and Rocky Henry, as well as 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, stepdaughter Elizabeth Nichole Henry and great-granddaughter Chastity King.

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Larry Gordon Piper

Larry Gordon Piper

June 26, 1928 – January 13, 2018

Happy Trails to You Until We Meet Again.

Larry Gordon Piper passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2018, in Spring, Texas. Born on June 26, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, to John Bryan Piper and Stevie (“Pet”) Kinkead Piper, he is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Vera Jo Shepperd Piper; father and mother; brothers John Allen and David Warren Piper; and sister Janet Piper Fry.

He is survived by wife of 32 years, Marjorie Orr Koonce Piper. Also he is survived by sons Larry Piper, Jr., Steven and Margaret Piper, Jimmy and Mary Koonce, and Charles Koonce; sister Janice Piper Burrage and husband Richard of Burnet, Texas; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Robert (Bob) Andrew Deal

Robert (Bob) Andrew Deal

d. January 1, 2018

Robert Andrew Deal (Bob), born 1951 in Oklahoma, passed away in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 1, 2018, due to a heart attack after being ill since 2012 with kidney disease.

He was married to Glenda Deal since Dec. 20, 1978.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Helen Deal, and his sister Barbara.

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Nancy Claire Huffman Murchison Griffin

Nancy Claire Huffman Murchison Griffin

d. January 7, 2018

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Michael “Kevin” Thompson

Michael “Kevin” Thompson

May 24, 1967 — January 9, 2018

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W. E. “Bill” Howard

W. E. “Bill” Howard

January 10, 1927 — January 6, 2018

W. E. “Bill” Howard was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Borger, Texas, to William Howard and Era Lucille Jones Howard. He joyfully met the Lord in Marble Falls on Jan. 6, 2018.

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Jean "Mama Jean" Blankenship

Jean "Mama Jean" Blankenship

March 15, 1921 — January 3, 2018

Jean "Mama Jean" Blankenship, age 96 and 10 months, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Claremont, California. Prior to her second time in California, Jean was a resident of Meadowlakes, Texas, from 1993-2016.

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