Mrs. Carolina H. Olivares
Mrs. Carolina H. Olivares, age 81, of Lampasas, Texas, died June 8, 2006, at a Lampasas nursing center.
She had lived in Lampasas, Texas, all her life. She was born in Lampasas on December 22, 1924, to parents Marcelo Hernandez and Melitona Aguirre Hernandez; they have preceded her in death. She and Jose C. Olivares were married on May 17, 1948, in Lampasas. Mrs. Olivares was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lampasas. She was a renowned cook and enjoyed gardening and TV. She was also known for her great sense of humor and interest in other people.
Mrs. Olivares is survived by her five sons, Joe Olivares Jr. and wife Rita of Lampasas, Jimmy Ray Olivares and wife Jenice of San Saba, Raul Olivares of Lampasas, Nelson Olivares and wife Elizabeth of Brownwood and Daniel Bocanegra and wife Hilda of DeLeon; three daughters, Janie Morua and husband Julio of Evant, Linda Weaver and husband Fred of Gatesville and Ramona Ellis and husband Thad of Brownwood. She is also survived by three brothers, Venito Hernandez of Friona, Marcelo Hernandez of Comanche and Rosendo Hernandez of San Antonio; and four sisters, Lupe Jass of Lampasas, Lala Guerra of Comanche, Betty Cox of Lampasas and Emilia Moreno of Comanche. She has 31 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her son, Albert Bocanegra; her brother, Floyd Hernandez; a grandson, Cameron Quinn; and a great-granddaughter, Donna O’Daniel; and her parents.
The funeral service for Mrs. Olivares was held at 10 a.m. June 9, 2006, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lampasas. Rosary was recited at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home at 7 p.m. on June 8, 2006. Services were officiated by Deacon Carlos Jasso. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.
Pallbearers were grandsons and honorary pallbearers were granddaughters.
Amelia "Louise" McGilvary Knotts
Amelia “Louise” McGilvary Knotts, 84, of Streetman, Texas, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at a Wortham rehab center.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, 2006, at 11 a.m. in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jonathan Swanson, of the First Presbyterian Church, Gatesville, officiating. Burial was in Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.
Mrs. Knotts was born May 28, 1922, to the late John and Lura Kent McGilvary in Midway in Navarro County. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gatesville. She grew up in Streetman where she graduated on May 30, 1940. She would catch a train in Streetman to San Antonio where she went to Trinity University College where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree. On May 22, 1944, she was certified in Elementary Education. She married Homer Knotts on August 19, 1948, in Streetman, and had been married for 43 years. She had lived in Streetman, Corpus Christi, Louisiana, Odessa, Lexington, Arizona and most of her life in Gatesville. She had been an elementary teacher in Corsicana, Corpus Christi and Odessa. She worked with the Texas Department of Correction Prison System, where she worked at the Giddings State School for Boys and Gatesville State School for Boys. She was a member of the Coryell County Retired Teachers Association and Trinity University Alumni Association. She will be remembered as a loving mother to all her family. She always thought of God first, others second and herself last. She was a friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister-in-law, Ina Knotts Carroll.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Patsy Knotts of Streetman; grandsons, Bryan Knotts and wife Kathryn of Copperas Cove, Alvin Knotts of Streetman; brother and sister-in-law, Kent and Maurine McGilvary of Streetman; nephews, Hoppy McGilvary and wife Pat of Fairfield, Michael Carr of Streetman; and great-nieces, Kaci McGilvary of Fairfield and Karyn Best and husband Casey of New Braunfels.
Pallbearers were Earnest Cole of Gatesville, Bruce Necessary of Gatesville, Randy Smith of Gatesville, Don Hartis of Gatesville, Rick Reat of Lexington and Hoppy McGilvary of Fairfield.
Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Lengefeld of Gatesville, Carroll Duke of Gatesville and Milton Harris of Grandview.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 26, Gatesville, Texas 76528.
Maudie Pearl Howard Bartee
Maudie Pearl Howard Bartee, 93, of Jonesboro, formerly of Winters, died Friday, June 2, 2006, in a Hamilton hospital.
Services were held Monday at the Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Max Pratt officiating. Burial was in Shep Cemetery.
She was born October 19, 1912, in May, Texas, and came to Wingate at the age of two and lived in the Shep, Wingate and Winters area most of her life, moving to Ireland, Texas in 2002, where she had lived since. She married Sidney J. Bartee on August 14, 1932 in Shep, and he preceded her in death on August 14, 1973. She owned and operated her own cafe in Purmela for over 25 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her best friends, Bill and Neta Lesjak of Ireland, Texas; two nieces, Patsy Music of Talpa and Jackie Ripley of Winters; a number of great-nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and many special friends at the Hamilton Special Care Facility.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Dovie Holland Howard; and two brothers, Arthur and Jack Howard.
Memorials can be made to the Shep Cemetery Association.
William “Dub” Bass
William Ambrose “Dub” Bass, of Lacy Lakeview, died June 5, 2006, at his residence. He was 72.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Helen Brock and the Rev. Cynthia Lee officiating. Burial was in Waco Memorial Park.
Mr. Bass was born June 17, 1933, in Whitesboro to the late Hugh Bradley and Sara (Mauldin) Bass. He was a service technician for Airfre Filter Service for 19 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Elm Mott and Lacy Lakeview United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Bass of Lacy Lakeview; daughters, Sally French of Osage and Tammy Bass of Houston; Brad Bass of Plainview and Tommy Bass of Waco; and seven grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to Elm Mott and Lacy Lakeview United Methodist Church.
Willie Benjamin Bundrant
Willie Benjamin Bundrant, a long time resident of Gatesville until she moved to Fort Worth in 1995, died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at a Fort Worth nursing facility. She was 99. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday June 10, 2006, at Evergreen (Bundrant) Cemetery near Purmela, Texas.
She was the eldest of five siblings born on July 20, 1906, on the Cavitt Ranch near Leon Junction to the late Mollie Huey and Ben Benjamin. She married Isaac “Travis” Bundrant on March 23, 1936 in Gatesville, Texas. Willie and Travis Bundrant were the first couple married in what is now the present building of the First Baptist Church of Gatesville in the pastor’s study. They had one daughter, Bonnie Jean (Bundrant) McDonald. Mrs. Bundrant was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gatesville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac “Travis” on May 23, 1953. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Ernest Benjamin of Gatesville and Chesley Benjamin of Temple, as well as one sister, Vera (Benjamin) Melton of Temple, Texas.
Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie McDonald and her husband, Clark McDonald of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Melody (McDonald) Wilkinson and her husband Edward “Chip” Wilkinson; and three great-grandchildren, who brought her much joy, Ned (age 12), and twins Elizabeth and Emily Wilkinson (age 9), all of Fort Worth; a sister, Ione (Benjamin) Moore of Gatesville, Texas; and her son, Dr. Larry Clyde Moore and his wife, Rachel, and their three children, Lawrence, Lydia and Hugh of Mesquite, Texas; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Marvin Engelbrecht, 94, went to be with the Lord and Savior on June 12, 2006, at a nursing home in McGregor.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. June 15, 2006, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel in McGregor with Dr. Steve Dominy and Dr. Brian Pendelton officiating. Interment followed in Canaan Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Engelbrecht was born September 9, 1911, in the Prairie Chapel Community, the son of Henry William and Mary Eicholt Engelbrecht. On November 22, 1938, he married Anna Bieber at Mowata Baptist Church in Mowata, Louisiana. After fifty-five years of marriage, she preceded him in death February 10, 1993. He was a farmer and rancher and loved this way of life, living on the same land on which he was born until, at the age of 93, he decided to live at Westview Manor in McGregor.
Mr. Engelbrecht was a member of First Baptist Church of Gatesville, serving faithfully as a deacon and in numerous other ways as long as he was able. He loved his Lord and served him faithfully in all he did. He loved his family, friends, baseball and traveling. He and his wife Anna enjoyed traveling allover the United States, including Alaska, Mexico and Canada.
Mr. Engelbrecht was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna; and a son, Ronnald; brothers, Louis, Henry and Raymond; and sisters, Minnie Engelbrecht, Meta Schmeltekopt, Lillie Neihbur, Ella Hodel and Marie Bieber.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Katharyne and husband Bob Kimbrough; a brother, B.F. Engelbrecht; granddaughter, Shari and husband Roy Westerfeld; grandsons, Bradly Kimbrough and wife Patricia and Brent Kimbrough and wife Teresa; eight great-grandchildren, Kourtny, Jordan, Skyler and Kaitlin Westerfeld, Rachel and Alex Kimbrough, Kyndall and Kennedy Kimbrough; and host of other family members and many friends.
Casketbearers were Jerry Gauer, Clarence Engelbrecht, Kenneth Engelbrecht, Alex Kimbrough, Brad Kimbrough, Brent Kimbrough, Jordan Westerfeld and Roy Westerfeld. Honorary casketbearers were deacons of First Baptist Church of Gatesville.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Westview Manor Nursing Home and the staff of Providence Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Mr. Engelbrecht.
For those desiring, the family has suggested First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 7, Gatesville, Texas 76528; or Canaan Baptist Cemetery Association, in care of Clodius Westerfeld, 16844 Cedar Rock Parkway, Crawford, Texas 76638, for memorial contributions.
Mr. D. R. (Sonny) Adams
Mr. D.R. (Sonny) Adams, 72 of Gatesville, died Friday, June 30, 2006 at his residence.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 3, 2006 at the Gatesville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry White officiating. Burial followed in the Fairy Cemetery in Fairy, Texas.
Pallbearers were Hershal Mooney, David Hill, Seth Adams, Rance Adams, Terry Mooney and Jeff Adams.
Sonny was born on April 12, 1934 in Cranfills Gap, Texas to the late David Ellis and Addie Hope Wren Adams. He grew up and went to school in Fairy and was a lifelong paint contractor. In later years, he was employed by CSS Construction, BIB Paint and Kenneth Brown Construction. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by a son, Doug; sisters, Lucille Barnett, Allene Patterson and Dorothy Adams; and brothers, Russell, Joe and Newton Adams.
Sonny is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jackie; sons, Denny Adams of Stephenville, Jeff Adams and wife, Shauna of Gatesville, David Hill of San Antonio, Dan Hill and Dennis Hill of Odessa; daughters, Renee Mooney and special son-in-law, Hershal of Gatesville and Tina Lee of Gatesville; sisters, Nadine Patterson of Hico and Betty Cason of Benbrook; and a brother, Billie Adams of Kerrville; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
JoAnn Cole, 56, of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2006 at a local care center.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2006 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Blake Kimbrough officiating.
JoAnn was born on July 30, 1949, to the late Benjamin Dawson and Martha Elizabeth Ayers Williams in Gatesville. She married Donald Cole on February 14, 1983, in Midland, Texas. She was employed for over 24 years at the Gatesville Post Office, working as a clerk.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, David McGee and a sister, Polly Scott.
JoAnn is survived by her husband, Donald Cole; daughters, Sherri Porter and husband Jason, Tiffani Chambliss, Dana Becker and husband David; sons, Donald Cole Jr. and wife Anita, Delvin Cole and wife Alicia; sisters, Jean Seay, Christine Gaston; and nine grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scott & White Hospice, 2401 S. 31st Street, Temple, TX 76508.
Kelsey Emily Graham Firestone, 96, of Gatesville, died July 9, 2006, in a Gatesville nursing home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of Evant. Interment followed at Smith Cemetery near Purmela.
Mrs. Firestone was born Oct. 17, 1909, in Dalhart to the late George and Minnie Johnson Graham. She attended school in Fort Worth, where she graduated from high school. She married C.W. Firestone in 1928 in Dalhart. They had a feed store in Lamesa before moving to Purmela in 1952. She worked as a nurse in Clifton, Hamilton, Gatesville and Lamesa. She did much community work in Purmela and Gatesville. She and her husband were active in the choir at the First United Methodist Church of Evant. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988; two sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include her daughter, Pat Sugg of Gatesville; and sisters, Mina Virginia Thomas and Dr. B. Louise Yates, both of Fort Worth.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the First United Methodist Church of Evant.