Blanche Lee Mitcham
Jan. 22, 1901 — Aug. 25, 2000
ROCKDALE — Graveside services for Blanche Lee Mitcham, 99, of Gladewater, Texas, are set for 2 p.m. Monday at the Sharp Cemetery in the Sharp community of Milam County.
The family will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.
Mrs. Mitcham died Friday.
She was born in West Point, Texas, and was a resident of the Sharp community for many years. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Gladewater.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vivion Mitcham, and a son, Glenn Odell Mitcham.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and James Andrews of Angleton, Texas; two sons and a daughter-in-law, J.W. Mitcham of Brazoria, Texas, and Vivion and Margaret Mitcham of Gladewater; a sister, Katie Mae Shillings of Arlington, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Nov. 14, 1906 — Aug. 18, 2000
Services for Carrie Truitt, 93, of Bryan are set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Dabney Hill Baptist Church in Snook.
The Revs. Tyree Workmon of Dabney Hill Baptist Church and Robert Wilson Jr. of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Calvert will officiate. Burial will be in Old Bethlehem Cemetery in Caldwell.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Daniel & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Bryan.
Mrs. Truitt died Aug. 18 in St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
She was born in Caldwell and was a lifelong resident of Bryan. She was a retired seamstress. She was president of the Mission Society and was the oldest member of Dabney Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include a nephew, Robert Hoskins of Chicago, Ill.; and numerous other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Dabney Hill Baptist Church.
Sidney Louis Loveless Sr.
Aug. 19, 1914 — Aug. 26, 2000
Services for Sidney Louis Loveless Sr., 86, of College Station are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.
Chaplain Warren Haggray will officiate. Burial will be in College Station Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Loveless died Saturday.
He was born in Hill County, Texas, and had lived in College Station since 1934. He was a member of the Brazos Valley Bible Church and served as an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II and later retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in dairy science from Texas A&M University and was an agent for American General Life Insurance. He served as an agency manager and retired in 1979 as district manager after 42 years of service. He founded You, Tomorrow, Inc., a nonprofit education corporation for training youth in gun safety, equitation and outdoor skills, and retired as president of that organization in 1993. He was a Boy Scout leader for 16 years and was College Station’s first City Secretary in 1939. He was Man of the Year for the City of College Station in 1952 and was a past president and State of Texas Lt. Governor of Kiwanis International. He was named the College Station Kiwanis outstanding citizen in 1961, received the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor in 1977 and was a member of the Waco Civil War Roundtable. He also taught insurance at Texas A&M from 1947 to 1951.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Loveless of College Station; three sons and daughters-in-law, Sidney L. “Buzz” Jr. and Jan Loveless of Visalia, Calif., William E. “Bill” and Paige A. Loveless of Richardson, Texas, and Robert A. “Bob” and Bobbie J. Loveless of Lake Charles, La.; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Judson F. “Jud” Rogers of Allen, Texas; two sisters, Ruth L. McLain of San Antonio and Elois Cegquigrana of Butte, Mont.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Fellowship International Mission, 555 South 24th Street, Allentown, Pa. 18104-6666.
Gertrude Lee Buck
Dec. 27, 1918 — Aug. 25, 2000
ANGLETON, Texas — Services for Gertrude Lee Buck, 81, of Angleton are set for 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Angleton.
The Rev. Steve Floeck will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery in Washington.
Arrangements are under the direction of Palms Funeral Home in Angleton.
Mrs. Buck died Friday in Angleton.
She was born in Saratoga, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond William Buck Sr.; and a son, Richard Henry Buck.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond William Jr. and Marta Buck of Bowie, Texas, and Jonathan David Buck of Tomball, Texas; a daughter, Susan Buck Skoglund of Highland, Calif.; a sister, Bernice Frazier; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Faye Iona Lawrence
Nov. 11, 1932 — Aug. 26, 2000
ROCKDALE — Graveside services for Faye Iona Lawrence, 67, of Rockdale are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sharp Cemetery near Rockdale.
The Rev. Earnest Thompson will officiate.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.
Mrs. Lawrence died Saturday at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of Rockdale and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Lawrence of Rockdale; a son, Wayne Lawrence Jr. of Cameron; a daughter, Janice Johnson of Rockdale; three sisters, Dorothy Woolverton of Rockdale, Betty Pudder of Worthington, W.Va., and Ruby Grace of Bryan; and a grandson.
Virgie Mae Russell
Aug. 29, 1930 — Aug. 26, 2000
Graveside services for Virgie Mae Russell, 69, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ringwood Cemetery in New Boston, Texas.
The Rev. Hugh Gibbs will officiate.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home in New Boston.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.
Mrs. Russell died Saturday in the College Station Medical Center.
She was born in Austin and had lived in Bryan for four months. She formerly lived in Texarkana, Texas, and was retired as a sales associate for J.C. Penney’s.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Terry Rimer of Bryan and Janie and Buddy Coats of Plano, Texas; two brothers and a sister-in-law, James and Margaret Taylor of Andrews, Texas, and Grady Taylor of Dallas; a sister, Ruby Jacobson of Andrews; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Aug. 24, 1930 — Aug. 27, 2000
Services for Louise Espinoza, 70, of Bryan are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sulamita Iglesia Evangelica Pentecostes in Bryan.
The Rev. Edward Hernandez of Sulamita Iglesia Evangelica Pentecostes will officiate. Burial will be in Bryan City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.
A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Espinoza died Sunday in St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
She was a lifelong resident of Bryan and was a homemaker. She was a member of Sulamita Iglesia Evangelica Pentecostes.
Survivors include her children, Richard Espinoza, Irene Sotelo, Estela and Gerardo Arteaga, Rosa Turnine and Jessie Abad, all of Bryan; four brothers, Maurcelino Gutierrez, Manuel Gutierrez and Jessie Gutierrez, all of Bryan, and Martin Gutierrez of San Antonio; three sisters, Rosie Gutierrez and Minnie Gutierrez, both of Lubbock, Texas, and Carmen Lopez of Bryan; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Lucille L. Gassiot
July 9, 1926 — Aug. 26, 2000
Services for Lucille L. Gassiot, 74, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Bryan.
The Rev. David Murphy of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Center Grove Cemetery in Livingston, Texas, with Mr. Claude Cannon Jr. officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan and from 9 a.m. to the time of the services Wednesday at the church.
Mrs. Gassiot died Saturday in Seaton Medical Center in Austin.
She was born in Brenham and had lived in Bryan for 34 years.
She was in retail sales for a local department store and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she taught the Adult III Ladies Sunday school class. She also volunteered at the Brazos Church Food Pantry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Evan S. Gassiot.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Gale Gassiot of Austin and Bob and Thelma Gassiot of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Tom Denton of Austin; a brother, Dick Lueckemeyer of Houston; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Laverne and Nolan Hueske of Brenham and Mildred Meyer of Rosenberg, Texas; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs, Austin, Texas 78759.
March 24, 1908 — Aug. 28, 2000
BRENHAM — Services for Lydia Blome, 92, of Brenham are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Salem.
The Revs. Bill Derrick and Charles Treptow will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.
Mrs. Blome died Monday in Bluebonnet Hills Care Center in Brenham.
She was born in William Penn and was a member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. She worked at Brenham Rest Home and also did baby-sitting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Blome; and a daughter, Evelyn Faye Blome.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Carol and Eugene Fritz of Brenham and Dorothy Ann and Richard Thompson of Schertz; a brother, Willie Loesch of Brenham; four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Edna Loesch of Rosenberg, Lora and Henry Quebe and Hilda Wellmann, all of Brenham, and Edna and Jones Finke of Sealy, Texas; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund.
July 20, 1937 — Aug. 26, 2000
ROCKDALE — Services for Jimmie Davenport, 63, of Bertram, Texas, are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.
The Rev. Gregory Nichols will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Davenport died Saturday in the Bertram Nursing Home.
He was born in Rockdale and had lived in Bertram since 1953.
He was a truck driver and was a member of Sky-View Baptist Church in Austin.
Survivors include two sons, John W. Davenport of Puma, Ariz., and Russel Davenport of Dallas; two daughters, Patricia Davenport of Bastrop, Texas, and Sheila Davenport of Dallas; two brothers, Joe E. Davenport of Flower Mound, Texas, and Vergil Davenport of Dallas; four sisters, Maudie Davenport of Austin, Dorothy Elliott of Lewisville, Texas, Lou Hardin of Bertram and Ruby Mitcham of Houston; six grandchildren; three nieces; and seven nephews.