Obituaries

Wed
11
Dec

M.J. Wootan

M.J. Wootan was born on July 5, 1925 in Field Creek, Texas and passed with dignity on December 5, 2013. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. M.J. was a purpose driven businessman with
courage and integrity. His active involvement in agribusiness and land development established him as a pioneer in his community. M.J. was instrumental in founding Llano National Bank and served on the Board of  Directors. In 2010 he received the honorary Hall of Fame Award for Llano County. He was a beloved husband, proud father, loyal friend, mentor and a cherished Papa J. Much time was enjoyed hunting and fishing
Wed
04
Dec

Jennings Bryan Mitchell, Jr.

Jennings Bryan Mitchell, Jr., 90, of Richland Springs, Texas, and longtime Waco resident, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Waco Memorial Park South (Chapel Hill) with Mr. Ernie Christie officiating. Bryan was born on September 20, 1923, in La Porte, Texas, to  Jennings Bryan Mitchell, Sr., and Bessie Viola (Cline) Mitchell. He served in the US Army  during World War II, and was a part of the battles of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland, earning a total of 4 Bronze Stars. Bryan worked, and retired from General Tire & Rubber Company in Waco; 
Wed
04
Dec

Mary Kempsky

Mary Kempsky, 93, a longtime resident of Lampasas County, passed away Thursday November 28, 2013. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., December 2, 2013, at Senterfitt Cemetery with Reverend Jennie Tucker
officiating. Mary was born August 8, 1920 in Killeen, Texas, to William and Ellen (Johnson) Cloud. She married Johnnie Kempsky in 1956. Mary loved cooking, baking, and gardening, studied art and enjoyed doing pottery. She was a member of Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, and the Lometa Garden Club. She always received great fulfillment from spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid reader, loved to quilt, and was
Wed
27
Nov

Jennings Bryan Mitchell, Jr.

Jennings Bryan Mitchell, Jr., 90, of Richland Springs, Texas, and longtime Waco resident, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013, in Brownwood. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Waco. Survivors include one son, John Mitchell of Richland Springs; three grandchildren; and one sister-in-law. Arrangements under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba, Texas.
Wed
27
Nov

Mary “Ann” Vaughn

Wed
27
Nov

Reuben E. Senterfitt

Wed
27
Nov

Roger Mack Craven

Roger Mack Craven was born July 26, 1952, in San Saba, TX to Doris Tyler Craven and George Wiley Craven. He passed away on November 15, 2013, in San Antonio, TX at the age of 61. He is survived by his daughter, Celeste D. Craven and one grandson, Seth Joseph Kelly; his mother, Doris T. Craven; three sisters, Amy Loessberg Olsen Smith and husband, Joe Smith, Francie Volkmann Shanks and Christine Craven Hovath and husband, Steve; a host of loved ones and friends and his faithful dog and constant companion, Buddy. Roger served in the US Army for 5 years being stationed in Louisiana , Kentucky and Germany. He was a master plumber by trade and retired from George Plumbing Company due to illness. Funeral services were held, November 21, 2013 at Oak Hills Mortuary. Interment followed at Mission Burial Park North in the Veterans section. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.
Wed
20
Nov

Wayburn Lee "Chief" Perkins

Wed
13
Nov

Henry H. Teague

Henry H. Teague passed away on November 6, 2013 at the Pflugerville Nursing Home in Pflugerville, Texas. He was born in Algerita, Texas, the son of Roy and Ethel Teague. Henry is survived by one brother and two sisters.
Wed
13
Nov

Manuelita R. Torres

Manuelita R. Torres of San Saba, Texas passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 78. She was born in Floresville, Texas on November 27, 1934 to her father Santos Rodriguez and mother Maria Longoria Rodriguez. Manuelita R. Torres lived a very passionate life that took her on road trips to many new wonderful places where she met new people which she enjoyed getting to know and visit with. She loved to listen to all kinds of music every time she had a chance, but most of all she cherished watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren live a wonderful life. Manuelita R. Torres is survived by four sons all from San Saba,

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