Obituaries

Tue
25
Apr

Edwin Adolphus Peters

Edwin Adolphus Peters, 88, of Austin passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at Norse with Pastor Bill Metting officiating. Burial followed at Norse cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Edwin was born July 23, 1928 to James and Lila Marie (Linberg) Peters on beautiful Bee Creek in Bosque County. Edwin grew up on the family farm at Bee Creek. He graduated from Clifton High School in 1946.

Edwin joined the US Marine Corps, where he served his country from 1946-1948. Upon returning from the service, Edwin married the love of his life Peggy Ann Pylant on July 10, 1949.

Tue
25
Apr

Rodney Lee Barner

Rodney Lee Barner, 61, of Clifton passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his residence. The family will hold a Memorial service at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 30, 2017 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap.

Rodney was born September 21, 1955 in Slaton to Bill and Jo Barner. He spent his younger years in Post and his Jr. year he went to school in Slaton for automotive mechanics. His senior year he moved to Clifton to work at the family business gas station and auto repair.

He met Renee Epley and they married on November 28, 1981. In 1984, they had their first child, Adam. In 1986, Rodney was involved in an accident that required countless surgeries, recovery and physical therapy. Through all of this he went back to school and in 1991, their second child Hayley was born.

Tue
25
Apr

Patricia Annita Wurbs

Mrs. Patricia Annitia Wurbs, age 80, of Valley Mills passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Clifton Nursing and Rehabilitation center in Clifton. Funeral services were held Friday, April 21, 2017 at Clifton Funeral Home. Burial followed at Clifton Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at Clifton Funeral Home.

Tue
18
Apr

Phil Guinn

Phillip Wayne “Phil” Guinn age 74, of Meridian, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in a Waco, Texas hospital surrounded by his friends and family.

A memorial funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 p.m., at the Meridian First Baptist Church with Rev. Colin Errington officiating.

Phillip Wayne Guinn was born on April 5, 1942 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Floyd Orville and Edith Virginia Lane Guinn. He graduated from Abernathy High School. After high school he went to West Texas State University where he graduated with his BA degree in Education. Phil taught school at numerous places.

He met Susan Taylor in O’Donnell, Texas and they were united in marriage on February 14, 1971 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple moved to Meridian in 1997 when Phil took a job at the Bosque Valley Golf Club as course manager. He served as the golf course manager for 11 years before his retirement.

Tue
18
Apr

Jewel Blanche Buie

Jewel Blanche (Judy) Buie, 94, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017.

The funeral took place at 10 a.m. Wednesday April 12 at Greenwood- Arlington Chapel with interment; following at 3 p.m. at the Morgan Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday at Greenwood-Arlington Chapel. Memorials:

Judy was born Nov. 9, 1922 in Eden to William and Lizzie Jo Massey. She lived there until she was 17 years old and moved to San Angelo until 1941 when she moved to Dallas.

She met John Buie in San Angelo in 1941 and he left after they were engaged to assignment with the U. S. Army Air Corps in Hawaii where he was stationed when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

A resident of Arlington since 1968, she was a Cooper Award winner and life member of Arlington Women’s Club, a member of Northwest Christian Church, Encore Club, and SOS (Support Our Shelter).

Judy was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Buie; her oldest son, Carey Dale Buie; two brothers and three sisters.

Tue
11
Apr

Vernon Eugene Plemons

Vernon Eugene “Gene” Plemons, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with his Lord on Monday, April 3, 2017. Services were held Thursday, April 6, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Dr. Jerry Smith and Dr. Joe Bailey officiating. Interment followed at Rosemound Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Wednesday, April 5, at the funeral home.

Gene was born in Crawford, Texas, to Vernon Wood and Mary Muriel “Jackie” Brown Plemons on January 9, 1926. He graduated from Crawford High School in 1943. On November 19, 1943, at age 17, Gene joined the United State Navy to serve in WWII, joining his father and brothers in serving his country. He was part of the northern Japanese invasionary force and was en route to Japan when the atomic bombs were dropped ending the war. He was honorably discharged on April 20, 1946.

Tue
11
Apr

Travis Wayne Hubble

Travis Wayne Hubble passed away March 31, 2017. He was born August 1, 1980 in Taylor, TX. to Diane Steffek Hubble and Dennis Hubble.

Part of his childhood years were spent in Indiana and then back in Texas. Travis worked in Temple, TX for a number of years.

While working part-time, going to school to obtain a nursing degree, and being a single parent, he raised a lovely daughter, Rebekah Faye. He really enjoyed nursing, the staff, and patients loved him. Travis spent many happy hours fishing and water skiing.

He is survived by his wife Laurell; daughter, Rebekah; step-children, Magdalene and Thomas Gable Galindo; his mother, Diana McCall; father, Dennis Hubble; grandmother, Delores Hubble; sisters, Amandalan and Emaleigh McCall; brother, Mason McCall; aunts, Shirley Klepac, Peggy and Patricia Steffek; uncles, Jerry Steffek and Larry Hubble; step-mother, Evelyn Hubble; and many cousins and friends.

Tue
11
Apr

Chereta Evans

Born February 18, 1953 in Clay County, West Virginia, Chereta was the daughter of Dorsel and Olive Smith. She grew up in Clay County until moving to Texas in 1963.

Chereta passed away and went to be with her loving husband, whom she missed dearly on April 6, 2017.

She was a home maker and stayed at home raising her 3 kids. Spending time with her family and friends was important to her. She especially loved having her best friend with her, Cheryl Hill.

On December 29,1971 she married, Sammy Evans. They were married just shy of forty four years until his passing on November 8, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Dorsel Smith and step mom, Jenni Smith.

Tue
04
Apr

Joseph W. Anz

Joseph W. Anz, 85, of West Melbourne, FL, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2017. He was born March 18, 1931. He was happily married to Mary Anz for 65 years.

He was born in Clifton, Texas on March 18th, 1931 to Henry and Annie Anz, the youngest of 11 children. His parents were farmers and all the children helped on with the farm work. Joe graduated from Clifton High School. Joe was a very hard worker all his life.

Joseph served his country in the Navy,. He joined the Navy and was stationed in Memphis, Tennessee and met his future wife, Mary. They married on Sept. 8th, 1951 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Memphis. They were stationed in Key West, FL and San Diego, Calif.

In April of 1957, they moved to Merritt Island, Fla. when Joe hired on with RCA. at Cape Canaveral as a Radar technician Leader.

Tue
04
Apr

James Curtis Willenborg

James Curtis Willenborg was born December 29, 1943 in Houston, TX and passed away March 29, 2017 in Addison, TX.

He played football at Texas A&M University from 1961-1965. He was a CPA for 41 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Marie Willenborg and his sister, Charlotte (Susie) Willenborg.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (Ramey) Willenborg; 2 sons, Mark Willenborg, Mike and wife, Kae Willenborg; two daughters, Merrill and husband, Nate Maxwell and Megan Willenborg; six grandchildren: Shane and Avery Willenborg, Emily and Claire Willenborg, Luke Herrera and Paisley Maxwell; two brothers and spouses, Joe and Marian Willenborg and John and Beth Willenborg; three sisters and spouses, Judy and Garry Wilson, Janice and Jerry Schieffer and Mary and Alan Toback.

The family will be having a private service at a later date.

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