Obituaries

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William (Bill) Temples

William M. (Bill) Temples, 71, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Visitation was held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services were held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:00p.m. at Parkview Baptist Church with Andy Barclay officiating. Interment was held at China Creek Cemetery. Bill was born on June 21, 1946 in Berkeley, CA to Joseph Calhoun Temples and Lenna Earline (Robertson) Temples. Bill joined the Navy for 18 ½ years and was assigned to the USS America, USS Enterprise and the USS Saratoga. He was awarded the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), Navy Expeditionary Medal (2), Good Conduct Award (3), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation and the Battle “E” Ribbon. After the service he moved to Del Rio where he worked as a civilian Air Craft mechanic. He retired in 2002 and moved to San Saba where he worked for TYC for 10 years.

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16
Aug
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Mary Frances Strittmatter Seghers

Mary Frances Strittmatter Seghers (nee Tschoepe) passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on July 11, 2017, in Cherokee, Texas at the age 86. She was born on January 23, 1931 in Orange Grove, Texas to Alphonse and Clara (Fey) Tschoepe. She married Clarence H. Strittmatter, at St. George Catholic Church, in Fort Worth, in 1948. Over the next 11 years, the couple welcomed eight children into their home and Mary Frances set about being a full-time homemaker. She loved to sing and dance with her children, a trait she continued to pass along to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Over time, she became an accomplished cosmetologist helping to provide for her family. Aside from being a resourceful woman of great courage and strength, she was a dedicated lady who loved music, reading, gardening and daily devotionals to her Lord and Savior.

Wed
09
Aug
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Shirley Doran

Shirley Doran went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Visitation was held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. at the second and Wallace Church of Christ in San Saba with interment at San Saba Cemetery. Shirley was born on October 12, 1923 to William and Gertrude (Dixon) Lewis in Nevada, Missouri. After graduation, Shirley married Burton Doran in Muskogee, Oklahoma on December 26, 1941. They lived in San Antonio where Shirley was a bookkeeper and after Burton was drafted during WWII she went to live with her family. They later moved to Highlands, Texas for 20+ years where Burton worked for Humble Oil as a carpenter and a pipe fitter and Shirley was a homemaker raising their four children. In 1965 they moved to San Saba and bought the Algerita Store where Burton worked on pumps and windmills and Shirley was the Post Mistress and store keeper.

Wed
09
Aug
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Jerry Don Smith

Jerry Don Smith, age 74, passed away peacefully Monday, July 31, 2017 at his residence in Belton, Texas. He was born on May 31, 1943 in San Saba, Texas to John Sorrell Smith and wife, Sadie Marie (Drew). In his early years, Jerry would work on the family’s farm and ranch. After graduating from San Saba High School, Jerry married his friend and love, Lydia Cantu-Smith, in February of 1963, who preceded him in death in 2012. Jerry was a truck driver and a businessman. He enjoyed meeting his friends at the coffee shop, traveling, listening to honky-tonk music, and watching professional boxing. Jerry loved spending time with his family and two dogs. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Carlus and wife, Jenifer, Smith of Belton, Texas; daughter, Karen and husband, Jesse, Martinez Jr.

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09
Aug
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Joe Rogan Miller

Native San Saba rancher Joe Rogan Miller passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at his home. Funeral observances included worship at the First Presbyterian Church, interment at the San Saba Odd Fellows Cemetery, and a mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Pallbearers were John W. Dani, Michael E. McClendon, Richard T. Miller, John A. Sieverman, Robert M. Whitten, David M. Williams, and Richard W.Winters, Jr. His uncommonly kind and noble spirit will be missed. Memorials are welcomed at your charity of choice.

Wed
02
Aug
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Wallace Anthony

Wallace Anthony of Richland Springs, Texas passed peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 23, 2017. Wallace was born in Sonora, Texas on October 30, 1940 to Walter and Mary Anthony. He and the love of his life, Christine were married July 23, 1960. They lived in West Texas, Wyoming and finally Richland Springs. The earlier years he owned and operated Anthony Drilling Co. and then returned to farming. He is proceeded in death by his mother and father, sister in law, Helen Anthony and son in law, Mike Boatright. He is survived by his loving wife, Christine, daughters Judy Reneau and her, husband Tim Reneau of Richland Springs, Janet Boatright of Richland Springs, brother, Orville Anthony of Lake Charles La., sister, Nancy Frerich and her husband, Tony Frerich of Brackettville, grandchildren, Katy Shanklin and her husband Asa of Rocksprings, Tell Churchill of Ft.

Wed
02
Aug
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George Presley “Press” Adams

George Presley “Press” Adams, 92, of Richland Springs passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017, at First Christian Church, Richland Springs, with John Pennington officiating. Burial followed in the Richland Springs Cemetery. Arrangements were under the directions of Heritage Funeral Home of San Saba. George Presley Adams was born August 23, 1924 in Richland Springs, the son of W. G. “Pete” and Kate (Lane) Adams. As did his Father and Mother, Press has lived in Richland Springs his entire life. Press’ deep roots in Richland Springs began when his Adams ancestors came to Richland Springs from Kentucky in 1875, and his Lane ancestors came to Richland Springs from Tennessee also in 1875. Press graduated from W. H. Gibbons High School, Richland Springs in 1941. The class of 1941, with 46 members, was the largest class to ever graduate from the local high school.

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02
Aug
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Colton Allen Tatsch

Colton Allen Tatsch, of Harper, Texas, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the young age of 13. Colton Allen was born on July 6, 2004 and in this short time had an amazing impact on so many people. The lives of his family and friends and all that he knew are better for having known him as he changed us all forever. In Colton we lost an amazing big brother, son, nephew, cousin, grandson and friend. Colton was an avid stockman as well as a hunter, fisherman, football player, baseball player and all-around cowboy. Colton was kind, modest, caring, unselfish and absolutely loving to all. He valued his family and his animals, he loved them with all of his heart. Colton will be dearly missed by all that knew him and will stay alive in our hearts forever. Colton is survived by his parents: Thomas Tatsch of Harper, Brandi and Brandon Easley of Austin. Siblings: Gunner and Tenley Tatsch and Colton and Brady Easley.

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02
Aug
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Mozelle Moore Boultinghouse

Mozelle Moore Boultinghouse, age 99, of Cherokee, Texas went to her eternal home Friday, July 28, 2017 in Llano, Texas. Mozelle was born on February 25, 1918 to Edgar and Rilla (Coursey) Moore in Llano County, Texas. Mozelle graduated from Cherokee High School. Then she married Lolan Boultinghouse on December 21, 1935 in San Saba, Texas. She has been a member of the Church of Christ in Cherokee, Texas since she was 18 years old and loved her church family. She was a homemaker and helped Lolan on the farm. Mozelle enjoyed their catfish farm, nursery and spending time with her family. She enjoyed quilting, playing spades, and working crossword puzzles. She was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting the Llano and San Saba Libraries on a regular basis. She was an amazingly active woman who drove her car and mowed her grass with a riding lawn mower until she was 99 years old.

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Noel “Buddy Ray” Priest, Jr.

Noel “Buddy Ray” Priest, Jr. was born on September 16, 1944 at Rollins Brook Hospital in Lampasas, Texas to Noel “Buddy” Ray Priest, Sr. and Neba Jean Priest. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. Buddy Ray is survived by his three siblings: Chan Priest and wife, Jeanie of Bastrop, Texas, Gay Hudson and husband, Tommy of Round Rock, Texas, Beth Browder and husband, Lynn of Andice, Texas. He is survived by his wife, of 39 years, Ernestine Priest of Florence, Texas; four children: Elena CakeAntinelli of Austin, Wendell Campbell and wife, Tracey of Florence, Lawrence Priest and wife, Jessica of Round Rock, and Sherry Barker and husband, Larry of Richland Springs; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. Buddy Ray graduated from San Saba High School in 1963, where he was a standout athlete in football, basketball, and track.

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