Obituaries

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Homer Alverne “Buddy” Feild

Buddy Feild passed from this world and joined his Heavenly Father on February 17, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Rayma Lee.

Buddy was born in Lampasas, Texas on July 18, 1936 to Marcus Anderson and Annie Laverne Standard Feild. He was raised on his family’s ranch in Lake Victor where he developed a work ethic that would become a cornerstone of his life. He was a life-long member of the Lake Victor Baptist Church and was a Christian gentleman that always put the needs of others before himself.

Buddy graduated from Burnet High School in 1954, and then went on to graduate from Southwest Texas State University. He was employed by Brown and Root Construction and then Burnet Consolidated Independent School District before being elected Burnet County Commissioner in Precinct 2.

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Virginia Nell Yocham Bush

Virginia Nell Yocham Bush, age 87, of Brookesmith, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at a local nursing home.

Funeral Services for Nell were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Wells officiating; burial followed at Richland Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Virginia Nell Yocham was born April 21, 1929, to Joseph Harvey and Cordelia (Hughes) Yocham in Eden, Texas. She attended school at Evant and Pottsville, Texas. On July 6, 1947, she and Melvin Glen Bush were married at the First Baptist Church of Pottsville. God blessed them with three children, eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

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Jerry Simpson Graves

Jerry Simpson Graves passed away on “Valentine’s Day”, February 14, 2017 in Blanco, Texas at the age of 84. She was born April 25, 1932 in Brady, Texas to Sam Houston Simpson of Field Creek, Texas and Carrie Vonn (Bozarth) of Llano, Texas. Jerry was a resident of Blanco, Texas for 2 years and was a former resident of Llano, Pyote, and San Saba, Texas. She worked as a homemaker, and a food broker for Sysco Food Distribution.

She was a proud member of the “Lousy Leven” club in Llano, Texas along with Cherry Grant, Twinkle Payton, Martha Phillips, Carole Schroth, Montie Simpson, Patsy Stewart, Marilyn Talley, Annette Userry, Sis Virdell, and Jane Yates.

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Eddie Edwards

Eddie Edwards, 84, of San Saba, passed away peacefully in Decatur, Texas on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Visitation was held on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 at San Saba First Baptist Church with Bro. Sam Crosby officiating. Interment was at Harris cemetery.

Eddie was born in Shreveport, LA on May 13, 1932 to George E. and Armour Edwards. On August 18, 1977 he married the love of his life, Wilma Rae Ritzman in Las Vegas, NV. After living in Utah they retired to San Saba where he loved to golf at the San Saba Golf Course. He loved to spend time with his friends. Eddie was the lead guitarist for the Tommy Sands Band and spent many, many nights playing great country music. He loved his life with Rae for 44 years.

He is survived by his step daughter, Melissa Elliott and Gary Spalding of Decatur and one son, Eddie Jr.

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Clara Lanette Barber

Clara Lanette Barber was the daughter of Louise (Jackson) Barber and Hugh Bode Barber. She was born in San Saba on April 6, 1939 and passed away January 28, 2017, in San Antonio, after a lenghtly illness. Lanette graduated from San Saba High School and Tarleton College. She received her masters degree from South West State Teachers College in San Marcos. Lanette was an English Literature teacher at Holmes High School in San Antonio her entire career until retirement. She was proud to have been the Pep Squad sponser at Holmes for many years. She was an avid reader, hunter, and dog lover. Lanette was a lifetime member of the Cherokee Methodist Church.

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Billie Lawrence Cates

Billie Lawrence Cates, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at the age of 83.

Visitation was held at Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Masonic Graveside Services were held on Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Cherokee Cemetery located on Hwy 16 in Cherokee, TX.

Billie was born on August 10th, 1933 to W.I. Cates and Anne Gertrude (Parisher) Cates in Cherokee, TX. He spent his younger years growing up in Cherokee where he graduated from Cherokee High School. On March 14th, 1953, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Simon in Cherokee. This wonderful marriage lasted nearly 64 years at the time of his passing on February 9th, 2017. Together they were blessed with three beautiful children.

Billie was a Master Mason for over 50 years. He was an active member of District 71 and Camp San Saba Lodge #555 located in McCulloch County, TX.

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Melanie Koch

Melanie Koch, 62, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017, at her home in Irving, Texas. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home with interment to follow at Richland Springs Cemetery.

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Nell Bush

Nell Bush, age 87, of Brookesmith, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at a local nursing home.

Funeral Services for Nell will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Wells officiating; burial will follow at Richland Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

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Wanda Smith

On February 9, 2017 with her husband and five daughters at her side, Wanda Smith went to be with her Lord.

Visitation was held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba with interment at Richland Springs Cemetery.

She was born to John Elvie and Bertha Lou (Rawls) Deeds on July 1, 1940 in Brooksmith, TX.

Wanda graduated from Early High School and soon after married the love of her life, Roy Lon Smith on January 30, 1959. This wonderful marriage lasted 58 years at the time of her passing. Together they were blessed with five beautiful daughters.

She spent 33 years as a teacher in the Dallas Independent School District where she taught profoundly handicapped children.

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Marjorie Victoria Munselle

Marjorie Victoria Munselle was born on October 14, 1920 in Richland Springs, Texas, to Charles Edward Bowersock and Nettie Vivian Lewis. She was called to her heavenly home at the age of 96, on January 27, 2017, in Boerne, Texas. Marjorie graduated from Richland Springs High School in 1938, and married the love of her life, Charles Andrew Munselle, on May 30, 1939.

They resided in Houston, Texas, where their daughter, Sandra, was born. After Charles went into the Army during World War II, Marjorie and Sandra moved to Temple, Texas, with her parents.

At the conclusion of the war, Charles joined them in Temple where they resided for the remainder of their married life of 58 years.

Marjorie retired in 1982 from Scott and White Hospital in Temple, where she was employed for 24 years. Much of her retirement was spent at their lake house on Lake LBJ, where she and Charles enjoyed fishing and lake living.

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