Obituaries

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Glenna Lou Eisenbach

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14
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George Dermody

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Herdistine Fisher Watley

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14
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Robert Melvin Anz

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Hindrik Wichers

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William Denzil Nuckols

Funeral services for William Denzil Nuckols, 98, of Clifton, were held Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at 10 a.m., in the First United Methodist Church in Clifton with the Rev. Reed Justus officiating. Burial was in Clifton Cemetery. William Nuckols was born on Jan. 8, 1916, in Whitney to William Duke Nuckols and Florence McCabe Nuckols. His family moved to Clifton in 1931, and W.D. graduated from Clifton High School in 1933. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1937 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and remained a lifelong Aggie supporter. W.D. married his high school sweetheart, Olena Townley in 1938. They were happily married and devoted to each other for 65 years until Olena passed away in 2003. W.D. passed away quietly in his sleep on Dec. 31, 2014, at the age of 98. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer escort USS Eisele in the South Pacific during World War II.

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07
Jan

Patricia Ann Pool

Funeral services for Patricia Ann (Pat) Pool, 69, were held Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Greenwood Chapel with Bro Richard Creech and Bro Mark Dallalio officiating. She passed away Thursday Dec. 25, 2014, after an intense battle with Pancreatic Cancer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at her request to the Mission Fund, First Baptist Church, Meridian, Texas. Pat was born Dec. 28, 1944, in Gainesville, to Mildred Inez Pilcher. She graduated from Haltom High School, in Haltom City. Together with her husband, Don of 40 years, she lived in various cities throughout the United States. Retirement brought her family to Bosque County in 1999 and soon after as member of First Baptist Church in Meridian. She loved people; often working with the local nursing homes, Meals on Wheels, ministry to shut-ins, and other heart-felt ministries within her church. Her greatest joy came from sharing Jesus with others and especially her favorite Scripture, the 23 Psalm.

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07
Jan

Ronald Eugene Smith

Ronald Eugene (Bucky) Smith, age 58, of Valley Mills passed away Dec. 30, 2014 at Ridgecrest Care Center after a short illness. A private graveside memorial will be held at a later date under the direction of Foss Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Memorials may be made to Patton Baptist Church. Bucky was born on Feb. 16, 1956, in Waco, to Gene and Frankie (Clements) Smith. He was a 1974 graduate of Valley Mills High School. Bucky worked for Texas New Mexico Power and Light for 20 years and had worked for Sherwin Williams Paint. He had also been employed at Texas Department of Corrections in Ft. Stockton and at Clifton Chemical Lime. Bucky loved his family and regardless where he lived; he loved to fish. Survivors include his parents, Gene and Frankie Smith of Valley Mills; two sons, Ty Smith West of Ft. Worth, Aaron Smith of Kentucky; a daughter, Christen Smith of Kentucky; and a sister, Rebecca Smith of North Richland Hills.

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07
Jan

Elenore Hulda Wiede

Memorial Services were held for Elenore Hulda Wiede, 95, on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at Zion United Church with the Rev. Buck Malone officiating. Elenore Hulda Wiede was born on Oct. 13, 1919 to Louis A. and Anna Thiele Eckert in the Cayote community of Bosque County. She passed away Dec. 25, 2014. She was baptized in St. John’s Evangelical church near Cayote on April 2, 1920 by Reverend Theo Pfundt and had her faith confirmed in the same church on April 8, 1934 by Reverend George Diehm. In 1946 she became a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Womack when the two churches merged. She was active in many church activities, especially in the women’s ministry. When the church was compiling a record of its history, she wrote the portion on The History of Saint John’s Evangelical Church, which is on display at Zion UCC. Elenore attended elementary school in Cayote and graduated from Clifton High School in 1936.

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07
Jan

Orin R. Jorder

Orin R. Jordet, age 77, of St. Cloud, MN died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House, in St. Augusta, MN. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud at a later date. Orin was born Feb. 9, 1937 in Sacred Heart, MN to Otto A. and Florence B. (Bonde) Jordet. He was Baptized on April 11, 1937 and confirmed on June 15, 1952 at First English Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart, MN. Orin married Mary Ann Hall on Aug. 11, 1957 (the hottest day of the year) at the Congregational Church in Granite Falls, MN. In his childhood Orin was active in 4-H, Boy Scouts, Band (playing the baritone) and One Act Play. He served in the U.S. Navel Reserve for eight years. Orin worked at Sherco Power Plant in Becker from 1975- 1994 retiring as Operations manager. He was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud and Trinity Lutheran Church, Clifton.

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