Obituaries

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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.

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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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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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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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Minerva Castanuela Perez

Minerva Castanuela Perez, age 74, of Bangs passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Funeral Services for Minerva will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Frances Njoku officiating; burial will follow at Bangs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood. Minerva was born on December 14, 1942, to Jesus and Josephina Castanuela in Melvin, Texas. Minerva married the love of her life, Rogelio Perez, on February 20, 1960 in Melvin. Minerva was affectionately known as “The Tamale Lady”; she made and sold tamales for over 40 years. She loved to cook, play Bingo, play cards with her sisters, and traveling, but most of all she loved her family.

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Mary Frances Strittmatter

Mary Frances Strittmatter (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.

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Clemuel Parks Gober

Clemuel Parks Gober was born on September 28, 1927 in San Saba County to Emmett and Effie Gober, He passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Brownwood, Texas at a local nursing home. Services for Clem was 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at Rocky Creek Baptist Church with Rick Justice officiating under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early. Burial followed in the Rocky Creek Cemetery. Clemuel, better known as just plain Clem, attended elementary school at Holt, Texas. He received a High School diploma from Richland Springs High School after serving in the United States Navy during World War II. In the Navy, he was stationed in San Diego, California and Seattle, Washington where he studied aviation mechanics. Perhaps this led to his long career in mechanics in the automotive field. He was honorable discharged from the Navy in 1946 and returned to Texas working with his father in the family store and on the family farm, eventually moving to San Antonio to work for W. W.

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12
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Josie Hernandez Chavarria

Josie Chavarria, age 66, of San Saba, Texas passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in San Saba, Texas. Josie was born to Canuto A. Hernandez and Estela Garza on February 10, 1951 in Uvalde, Texas. Josie graduated High School and married Jose Luis Chavarria on October 16, 1971 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Josie worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide in San Saba for many years. She also worked at Subway and Lowes Supermarket. Josie loved to sing and spend time with her family. She was a caregiver to many and loved helping others. Her smiling face will always be a memory.

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Douglas Parker Hayes

Douglas Parker Hayes, age 80, of San Saba, Texas went to be with the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in San Saba, Texas surrounded by his family. Doug was born to Aaron G. and Claribel (Parker) Hayes on February 16, 1937 in Alice, Texas. He lived in Hebbronville, Texas until graduating high school and continued his education at The University of Texas and The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. His banking career began at The National Bank of Commerce in San Antonio followed by several years on the Bank Examining Force for the U.S. Treasury Department. Next Doug joined the Alice National Bank as Cashier, where his father, mother and both sisters had all been employed at one time. Doug married the love of his life on June 18, 1966 in Mission, Texas. Doug and Sharon moved to Austin in 1967, where he was Executive Vice President at North Austin State Bank for 9 years.

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