Tina Karasek Enochs, 39, of Gatesville died Nov. 13. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at the Gatesville Funeral Home at 2425 E. Main in Gatesville. Burial followed at the Pottsville Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 6, 1963 in Hamilton, the daughter of Leonard and Margie Kinser Karasek. She grew up in Granbury, graduating from Granbury High School in 1982.
Ms. Enochs lived in Fort Worth after high school, working in property management, and moved to Evant in 1998. She was employed for TDCJ as a correctional officer at the Mountainview Unit in Gatesville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Evant.
Survivors include her son, Chris Enochs; parents, Leonard and Margie Karasek of Evant; a sister, Catherine Harrison of Glen Rose; grandparents, Willie and Marcella Karasek of East Bernard and Clydie Kinser of Gatesville.
Memorials may be made to the Chris Enochs Scholarship Fund, c/o the National Bank of Gatesville.
Murlin Efford Elliott, 81, died Nov. 15 in Community Nursing and Rehab Center, Stephenville.
He was born Aug. 8, 1921 in Comanche, the son of Stokley Monroe Elliott and Mary Elizabeth (Irby) Elliott.
Mr. Elliott was married to Elmeree Hicks in Comanche on Oct. 1, 1940. He served three terms as Comanche County Commissioner and was a member of Gartman View Free Will Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife of Comanche; three daughters, Linda Janner and husband Carl of Priddy, Debbie Reynolds and husband Ray and Janice Reeves and husband Robert, all of Stephenville; two granddaughters, Shannon Janner Hopper and Carlie Reynolds Wylie; four grandsons, Dirk Janner, Chris Reynolds, Jayson Reeves and Zachary Reeves; great-grandchildren, Ashlee Hopper, Hollie Hopper, Kelcie Hopper, Baylee Hopper, Lance Hopper, Dustin Janner, Dylan Janner, Coe Janner and Ashlea Janner, Garland Janner and a brother, Ardell Elliott of Comanche.
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Joanne Evett, 46, of Sidney, died Nov. 11 in Comanche. Funeral services were held Nov. 19 at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Judge James R. Arthur and Rev. Jerry Shields officiating. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Comanche County.
She was born Jan. 9, 1956 in Fort Worth, the daughter of Joe Maxwell and Doris (Miller) Maxwell.
She was married to James Milton Evett on July 12, 1974 in Comanche and the couple owned and operated E.S.E., Inc. Wholesale Petroleum. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jonathan Evett of Stephenville and Jay Evett of San Angelo; a granddaughter, Madison Page Evett; her mother, Doris Maxwell of Fort Worth; a sister, Connie Moe of Austin; special friends, Bobby and Cindy Newman, Stephen and Christy Harris.
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Martin Walter Hohertz, 87, of Pottsville, died November 17, 2002, in Hamilton. Funeral services were held Nov. 19 at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Pottsville with Pastor Peter Anderson officiating, Burial was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
He was born May 19, 1915, three miles north of Priddy on the family farm in Mills County, the son of Herman and Jennie Clara Petrick Hohertz.
Mr. Hohertz was baptized into the family of God and confirmed his faith in 1930 at St. John's (now Zion) Lutheran Church in Priddy. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville for 62 years.
He was married to Mattie Augusta Stegemoller on Sept. 8, 1940, in Trinity Lutheran Church at Pottsville.
Mr. Hohertz worked in construction most of his life, first building houses in Mills and Hamilton County communities. After his marriage, the couple moved to Temple and he worked in civil service doing hospital maintenance and construction at McClosky V.A. Hospital. They moved to Dallas in the fifties where he worked in construction and as a building superintendent for many years, also working in San Antonio, Kerrville and Colorado on jobs for a Dallas based firm.
Mr. Hohertz was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Jennie Hohertz; three brothers Ewald, Albert and Herbert; and a sister Ada.
Survivors include his wife; five nieces, Mildred Hohertz Peters, of Priddy, Wanda Hohertz Muehlbrad of Austin, Avelyn Hohertz Moore of Moran, Carolyn Stegemoller Williams of Katy and Lacrecia Stegemoller of Dallas; three nephews, Daryle Hohertz of Carrollton, Bobby Gene Hohertz of Spearman, and Louis O. Stegemoller of Nederland and a number of great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Johnny Peters, Emory Muehlbrad, Louis O. Stegemoller, Louis O. Stegemoller Jr., Ronald H. Williams, Tommy Stegemoller, Glen Stegemoller, Monroe Schulz and Johnnie Stegemoller.
Honorary Pallbearers: Daryle Hohertz and Bobby Gene Hohertz
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Hallie Mae Anglin, 88, of Brownwood died Nov. 11, 2003. Funeral services were held Nov. 14 in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Torian of Central United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed in East-lawn Memorial Park.
She was born in Hamilton County on Nov. 15, 1914, the daughter of A.H. and Minnie Presley Sumerford. She attended Blue Ridge schools in Hamilton County where she graduated vale-dictorian of her class. She was mar-ried to Clayton Anglin in Hamilton on Sept. 27, 1936. He preceded her in death in July of 1987.
She was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Glad Hand Sunday school class. She was a homemaker and a former “pink lady” of the Ladies Auxiliary of Brownwood Regional Medical Center. She was a devoted wife and mother who faithfully served her family, church and community.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two broth-ers, W.A. Sumerford and V.S. Sumerford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two broghers, W.A. Sumerford and V.S. Sumerford.
Survivors include her two sons, Charles Anglin and wife Lanita of Temple and Ray Anglin and wife Virginia of Brownwood; a daughter, Claydene Glynn and husband Van of Mandeville, LA; a grandson, Brian Anglin and wife Kara; six granddaughters, Carlita Anglin of Austin, Ashlie Anglin of San Mar-cos, Rebekah Glynn of Houston, Erin Glynn of College Station, Melissa and Anna Glynn, both of Mandeville, LA; and two sisters, Lou Anglin of Sweetwater and Opal Coston of Temple.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1501 2nd, Brownwood, 76801.
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Mary Katherine Sparks, 89, died Oct. 24, 2003, in Fort Worth. Fu-neral services were conducted Oct. 28, in the First Baptist Church of Cleburne with Dr. Danny Crosby and Rev. George Sutton officiating.
Mrs. Sparks was born in Mul-berry, Ark. on July 7, 1914, one of three daughters of Hettie and Marion Seale. She attended Sunset High School in Dallas and was a graduate of Alma High School, in Alma, Ark. She was an avid bridge player, interested in gardening and a member of the Cleburne Area New-comers Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Charles R. Sparks. They met while working at Higginbotham Bailey Company in Dallas prior to their moving to Al-varado in 1943. Mrs. Sparks and her husband were the owners of Patty's of Texas, a garment manufacturing concern originally operated in Alva-rado, and later in Hamilton, Gold-thwaite, Dallas and Fort Worth.
They were longtime residents of Johnson County, having retired in 1964, after living in Hamilton and Dallas. They retired to their farm near Alvarado prior to moving to Cleburne in 1983.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patty Sue and John Howarth, of Fort Worth; her son and daughter-in-law Robert A. and Janet K. Sparks, of Cleburne; one granddaughter Robyn Sparks, of New York, NY; step-grandchildren, Linda Lyons, Michael Howarth and Brian Howarth; a niece, Marilyn Murphy, her husband, Ken Murphy; her great niece, Stacey Blaylock and husband Gregg Blaylock; three great-great nieces and the nieces and nephews of Charles R. Sparks.
Anyone wishing to make a me-morial contribution may send dona-tions to Meals-on-Wheels of John-son County, 1601 N. Anglin Street, Suite B, Cleburne, Texas, 76031-9967.
Emily Bellah Roberts, 90, died Nov. 12, 2003, in Denton. A me-morial service was held at the First Baptist Church of Hamilton, Satur-day, Nov. 15.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar Odus Bellah of Oklahoma City and Walter James Bellah of Fort Worth.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Carolyn Roberts Pannell and son-in-law Zack Pannell of Denton; one son, Bobby Lester Roberts and daughter-in-law Pattie Roberts of Creede, Colo.; one sister, Wilma Stanley of Fort Worth; three grand-children; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Roberts was born near Dun-dee, Texas, on March 11, 1913, the daughter of Walter and Carrie Bellah. She graduated from Deca-tur High School at Decatur and at-tended Mary Hardin Baylor before beginning a long teaching career.
She married Hamilton County native Lester Roberts on June 6, 1934 and soon moved to Hamilton County, where she lived most of the rest of her life. Her husband pre-ceded her in death in 1997.
The couple spent more than thirty years as educators in Hamil-ton County, most of those years in the Hamilton Public School System. They taught six years in the Lanham community before joining the Ham-ilton faculty. The names Emily and Lester Roberts became synonymous with the word “educators” in Hamil-ton County.
Mrs. Roberts obtained a Bache-lor of Science Degree from Howard Payne College and a Master of Sci-ence Degree from Baylor Univer-sity. An accomplished musician, she taught public school music for many years and taught private piano les-sons in her home. Mrs. Roberts re-tired from teaching in 1973.
Though she and her husband continued to maintain permanent residence in Hamilton County at their Lanham home, they spent a portion of many post-retirement years in Creede, Colo. where they were instrumental in building the Creede Baptist Church.
Mrs. Roberts was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton until her health de-clined. She was also a member of the Hamilton Retired Teachers. Her greatest joy was her family. She was beloved by her children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Roberts will be remem-bered most as a loving mother and grandmother who always had a twinkle in her eye and homemade cookies or pies or cakes for visiting family members. Her home was always a welcoming port for a host of friends as well as family and she will be remembered by all for her generosity of spirit.
Memorials may be made to Buckner Baptist Benevolences, At-tention: Patricia Williams, Suite 1900, Dallas, TX, 75201.
Geanie Rae Morris, 62, died Nov. 15, 2003 in Dallas. A memo-rial service was held Nov. 17 at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Hillsboro with burial in Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster.
She was born July 9, 1941.
Survivors include her son, Ronnie Pike of Mansfield; daughter, Carol Wiedeman of Arlington; brother, Bobby Joe Harris of Hills-boro; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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Charlotte Elaine Baker, 58, died Nov. 14, 2003 at Hamilton. Memo-rial services were held Nov. 18 at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton with Rev. Kevin Cude officiating.
Mrs. Baker was born October 28, 1945 at Galveston, the daughter of William Olus Gore and Eunice Maxine Muphrey Gore.
She was married to Jerry Doug-las Baker on June 17, 1965 at Weatherford. She was a home-maker, mother and grandmother. She was employed by Wranglers in Hamilton as a cashier where she greeted the public with enthusiasm and love of life. Her outgoing friendly personality will be missed by all that had a chance to meet her.
Survivors include two sons, Kyle Douglas Baker of Hamilton and Clinton Jay Baker of Fort Richard-son, Ala.; four grandchildren; one sister, Linda Sue Gore James of Fort Worth and her long time companion Joe Robinson of Hamilton.
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Jack Bundrant, 75, died Feb. 24, 2003 after a lengthy illness. Services were held March 1 at Johnson’s Funeral Home in San Angelo. Reverend Ronnie Shackleford, nephew to the deceased, will officiate. Burial will be at Meadow Cemetery, Meadow, Texas. No services are planned at the burial site.
Mr. Bundrant leaves behind a legacy of being pure in heart and a valiant defender for the concerns of people.
Survivors include his ex-wife and best friend Jean Bundrant; a son, Alan Bundrant; a daughter, Cindy Bundrant – Hayashi,and two grandchildren, Heather and Kevin; three brothers, Vernon Bundrant, C.A. Bundrant, and Don Bundrant.
Elsie S. Pelger Rawlings died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2003 at Forest Oaks Nursing Home in Hamilton.
Mrs. Rawlings was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. During World War II she moved to Florida and married Roy Rawlings after a short courtship.
After World War II the couple moved to Fort Worth and raised four children.
Mrs. Rawlings was a longtime Sunday School teacher in the Baptist Church. She was also a longtime active member in the Kappa Kappa Iota Education Club.
Survivors include her husband Roy; children, Rena Meade, Ardis Madewell, Roy Rawlings Jr., and Rodney Rawlings; six grandchildren and one great-grandson, a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Helen Limmer, 90, of Decatur, formerly of Priddy, died Feb. 27 in Sunny Hills Care Center in Decatur. Funeral services were held March 2 in Zion Lutheran Church in Priddy with Pastor Don Kingman and Pastor Debbie Schultze officiating. Burial was in Zion Cemetery in Priddy.
She was born Oct. 4, 1912 in Georgetown, the daughter of John M. and Elisabeth Trashel Kohler Limmer.
She was baptized Dec. 12, 1912 and was confirmed at St. John’s Church in Priddy on April 10, 1927.
She was married to Paul Limmer on Jan. 24, 1932. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1988. Mrs. Limmer had been a resident of Comanche since 1988 and was in Sunny Hills Care Center in Decatur since Aug. 2002.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruby N. Schuman of Comanche, Betty J. O’Lear of Potomac Falls, Va.; a sister-in-law, Wilma Ohlenbusch of Temple; two brothers-in-law, Curtis Taylor of Rockdale and Oscar Stinn of Marble Falls; four grandchildren, Roxanne Williams and husband Brent, Mark Schuman, Sheila Kirkwood and husband Brian, Lisa Eitzel and husband Allen; four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Brennan Williams, Luke and John Schuman, Nolan and Warren Kirkwood, Gray and Celia Eitzel, numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Mark Schuman, Brent Williams, Luke Schuman, Brenna Williams, John Schuman, and Vance Schuster. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Kirkwood and Allen Eitzel.
If desired, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box B, Priddy, TX 76870 or Compass Hospice, Inc. 2802 FM 51 South, Decatur 76234.
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