Obituaries

Wed
21
Jun
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Randy Dale Smith

Randy D. Smith, age 62, of Copperas Cove passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. His cremains will be placed at a later date with his parents at Harmony Ridge Cemetery in San Saba, Texas. Randy was born on August 27, 1954 to the late Lloyd and Laverne Felps Smith. He graduated from Lampasas High School in 1972. He owned a remodeling business in the Lampasas area before joining the Wal-Mart family. He was employed with Wal-Mart the past 15 years and was in charge of maintenance at the Copperas Cove store. In his spare time he loved to recycle and was a friend to so many. He would run errands and even mow his friend’s lawns never expecting anything in return. Randy was preceded in death by his parents.

Wed
21
Jun
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Larry Melvin Daniel

Larry Daniel, age, 72 of, San Saba, Texas went to his eternal home on Thursday, June15, 2017 in San Saba, Texas sur¬rounded by his family. Larry was born on November 15, 1944 in San Saba, Texas to J. Lee. and Kewpie (Davis) Daniel. Larry graduated San Saba High School in 1963 and attended Texas A &M University for two years and then transferred to finish his Bachelors in Agri¬culture Science at Tarleton State University. He was a County Agent for several years in Mills and Bell Counties before returning to San Saba, where he married Charlene (Rogers) on May 9, 1981, in San Saba, Texas. Larry owned and operated numerous businesses in San Saba. He was best known for his barbecue and hot sauce. Larry liked going to the Casinos and enjoyed the restaurant business. Larry never met a stranger and loved his family dearly.

Wed
31
May
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Catarina Cabrera Jimenez

Catarina "Cata" Jimenez, age 77, of Stephenville, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Stephenville, Texas. Catarina was born on April 29, 1940 in Panna Maria, Texas, to Emenencio and Agapita (Delgado) Cabrera. She met and married Manuel Jimenez in May of 1975, and moved to Stephenville, Texas. They were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Blanca Flor Jimenez, in January of 1978. Blanca later blessed them even more with the birth of a grandson and light of her life, Manuel “Manuelito” Adrian Montgomery, on April 25, 1999. Catarina was a favorite of and loved by her many nieces and nephews. Many of them stayed summers with her and Manuel, and she was like a second mother to them, especially Lillie Salas Wilson, Susie Salas-Lira, Ida Salas Van Bebber, and Elena Cabrera Casarez. Elena's children - Danielle Kinsey and Marcus Cabrera - thought of Cata as more like a grandmother to them.

Wed
24
May
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Walter “Wayne” Gossett

Wayne Gossett, age 66, of Elm Grove, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Wayne was born to Andrew Van Gossett and Edith Lucille (Patrick) on August 27, 1950 in Brady, Texas. Wayne married Valerie (McPherson) Gossett on August 10, 1975. Wayne was a Construction Superintendant and a rodeo announcer for surrounding county events. He was a director on the Richland Springs and Elm Grove Rodeo Associations and a proud supporter of the Richland Springs Coyotes. Wayne was a member of the Elm Grove Fire Department. He also farmed and ranched. Wayne was humble, kind, and always smiling. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed working with them. He loved his family and lived life to the fullest. He was a member of the Shiloh Bible Church and a devout Christian.

Wed
24
May
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Jerrell Dan Sagebiel

In Hamburg, Germany on October 2, 1949, a little boy was born. A few years later, after coming to America (Texas to be exact), he was adopted and became Jerrell Dan Sagebiel of Llano County. Jerrell was adopted and raised by Dan Sagebiel of Castell. Growing up, he learned to work at a very young age. Jerrell learned about livestock and agriculture, as well as how to make things. Jerrell went to Llano Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Llano. After graduation, he tried college but found it wasn't for him. Jerrell learned many things in his life. He learned how to make things with parts. As a teenager, he built a go-cart and later, a dune buggy. He was proud of his accomplishments and that gave him confidence in the future. Later, Jerrell moved to Uvalde and worked for Gensco Pipe. While there, he had the opportunity to travel some and did, but returned to Texas where he was most comfortable. Jerrell moved back to Llano County when Dan became sick, and remained until 2009.

Wed
17
May
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Tom Birdwell

Tom Birdwell, 80, passed away on Monday May 15, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Tom was born on November 2, 1936 to Claude and Pearl (Compton) Birdwell in Dallas, Texas. Tom married Katherine Sanderson in 1992 in San Saba, Texas. They were married for 25 years. Tom worked at Super S as a produce manager for 25 years. He took pride in his yard work and gardening and always had a groomed beautiful yard. Tom also loved to fish. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Wed
10
May
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Harold Ashworth Roberts Jr.

Harold Ashworth Roberts JR (Robby), 49 of Burleson, TX was in a motorcycle accident and went to rest in the arms of his Lord and Savior on April 30, 2017. Visitation for family and friends were on Friday, May 5th from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Joshua TX. Services were held on Saturday,May 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Valley Funeral Home, officiated by Samuel Crosby, with burial immediately following at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua TX Robby was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He was a gentle kind soul that had a heart of gold, loved his family and lived life to his fullest. Robby graduated from San Saba High School and attended TSIT in Waco. He was currently employed at Hydra Rig in Fort Worth.

Wed
10
May
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Hazel Juanita Longley

Hazel Juanita Longley, age 92, of San Saba passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017, in San Saba, Texas. Juanita was born on March 11, 1925, in San Saba, Texas to Christopher Columbus Hibler and Vallie Autry (Taff). Juanita married Leonard Longley on August 4, 1943, in San Saba, Texas. While they lived in Fort Worth and Cleburne, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education and taught school for 15 years. They lived in many locations in Texas, before retiring and moving back to San Saba in 1973, and opening a frame shop. She was a member of the 2nd & Wallace Church of Christ in San Saba. Juanita was loved by all that knew her. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her three children; Kenneth and wife, Charlotte Longley of Abilene, Texas, Alan Longley of Niceville, Florida, Jeanne and husband, James Melton of San Saba.

Wed
26
Apr
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Linda “Darlene” Peel

Linda “Darlene” Peel passed away on April 24, 2017 in Buchanan Dam after a brief illness with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba. She was born on April 3, 1951 in San Saba, Texas to R.C. and Fannie Peel. She spent most of her life as a homemaker. She loved her family very much. She loved to fish and quilt.

Wed
26
Apr
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Quint Hollis Sanderson

Quint Hollis Sanderson, age 53 Wharton, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Wharton, Texas. Quint was born to Jack and Sylvia (Anderson) Sanderson on September 18, 1963 in San Saba, Texas. Quint graduated from Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Texas. He was a member of Pecan Grove Baptist Church. He lived in San Saba for nearly twenty five years before making his home in Wharton, Texas where he worked doing custom pecan harvesting and drove a grain truck in the off season. Quint was known for his friendly smile and his favorite past time was socializing with his friends.

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