Obituaries

Wed
04
Jan

James Lee Lusty

James Lusty, 93, of San Saba passed away at his home on Friday, December 30, 2016. Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services followed at 3:00 P.M with Interment at Wallace Creek Cemetery in San Saba.

James was born on October 1, 1923 to Verner Franklin and Mallie (Baxter) Lusty in San Saba County. He married Gloria Thornton on August 11, 1945 at the Baptist Parsonage in San Saba. Together they had 4 children. James ranched until he retired. He held a seat on the Richland Springs school board for many years, he was a member of the VFW, the American Miniture Donkey Association, Modern Woodsmen of American and was the original director of the Richland Springs Rodeo Association. James loved his family and loved being around them.

Wed
04
Jan

Billie Kathryn Butler

Billie Kathryn Butler passed away at Rollins-Brook Hospital in Lampasas on January1, 2017.

Kathryn was born February 11, 1928 in Sugarland, Texas to Claude and Bertha (Halamicek) Lancaster. She was an excellent student and graduated high school at age 16. She began attending Texas Tech at that young age. Kathryn was a speech major and developed a love of Shakespeare early on. She enjoyed attending the Winedale Shakespeare Festival and when she visited England, made sure to visit Stratford-on-Avon. She was an avid reader and loved plays, poetry and literature. She was proud of the fact that she completed the list of the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written.

Wed
04
Jan

Sylvia Garcia Calixtro

Sylvia Garcia Calixtro 55, of Granite Shoals, formerly of San Saba passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Temple Texas. Sylvia was born to Frederico and wife Martina (Espinoza) Garcia on November 10, 1961 in Ennis, Texas. Sylvia received her certified nurse’s aide certification and worked at several nursing homes throughout her career. She loved to do crafting and cooking. Sylvia was especially attentive to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was always smiling and taking care of everybody.

Wed
04
Jan

Virginia Nell Moore Low

Funeral Service for Virginia Nell Moore Low, 79, of Alto will be at 10 AM, Wednesday, January 4th in the A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church with Rev. Ryan Stratton and Rev. Amanda Stratton officiating. Burial will be held in the Low Family Cemetery under the direction of O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Directors.

Wed
28
Dec

Tommie Alton Tinney

Tommie Alton Tinney, age 75, of Bend, Texas, passed away with his family by his side on Friday, December 23, 2016 in Lampasas, Texas. Tommie was born to Calvin Henry Tinney and Ida Lois (Felts) in San Saba, Texas on July 8, 1941. Tommie graduated from San Saba High School in 1959 and attended Tarleton State University. Tommie married Jane (Liles) Tinney on October 31, 1987. He enjoyed baseball, hunting, fishing, and trapping hogs. Tommie loved his family dearly and spent lots of time with the grandkids.

Tommie also loved being in the country, and ranching.

Wed
28
Dec

Walter Scott “Scotty” Ellis

Walter Scott “Scotty” Ellis age 56, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at his home with his mother and brother by his side in San Saba, Texas. It was his wish to be cremated.

Wed
28
Dec

Patsy Ruth Ribb

Patsy Ruth Ribb, 83, a lifelong native of San Saba, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home with interment at Wallace Creek Cemetery.

Patsy was born on August 9, 1933 to Med Gage and Myrtle (Joiner) Gage in San Saba.

Wed
28
Dec

James David “Jimmy” Light

James David Light, age 58, of San Saba, Texas went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 19, 2016 in San Saba, Texas. James was born to Lester Carroll Light and Peggy Joyce (Pack) on December 16, 1958 in Post Texas.

Jimmy graduated high school and started a career in the oil industry. Jimmy always had a smile on his face, and his laugh was infectious. He was a wonderful husband, brother, father, grandpa, friend, and a mentor to those who worked with him in the oil patch. The catfish are happy that he no longer has a line in the river. Jimmy was a legend at cat fishing.

The words on this paper can never convey just what a great man he was. “Heaven gained a good one”, as many friends have stated.

Wed
21
Dec

Ernest Davila

Ernest Davila, 52, of San Saba, passed away, on Saturday, December 17, 2016

Ernest was born to Raymond and Phyllis (Hernandez) Davila on July 3, 1964 in Dallas, Texas. Ernest moved to San Saba, Texas in the mid 1980’s. His greatest joy in life was to hang around family and friends and listen to music.

He is survived by three sons: Enos Davila and wife, Jaime, Eugene Davila and Lucas Perez; two daughters, Amelia Perez and Erica Davila; two brothers, Joe and Steve Hernandez; four sisters, Carmen Quinones, and husband, Jose’ Luis, Raymona Davila, Cecila Huron and Sally Davila and 12 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; his father and one daughter, Rosemary Davila.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your Charity of Choice.

Please view Mr. Davila’s online memorial at heritagefuneraltx.com

Wed
21
Dec

Joe Edward Polk

Joe Edward Polk passed away December 16, 2016, at Pecan Valley Nursing Home in San Saba.

He was born in San Saba on July 4, 1943, to A. B. Polk and Margaret Frankie Gage Polk. Joe graduated from San Saba High School. After graduation, he worked for several San Saba area businesses and then General Telephone until his retirement.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, three grandchildren, an aunt, several cousins, very good friends Bobby and Diane Galindo, and his constant furry companion “Lady.” No services are planned at this time. Services under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home San Saba.

Please view Joe’s online memorial at heritagefuneraltx.com

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