Obituaries

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10
Nov

Tom R. Faison

Tom R. Faison, 60, of Fort Worth died Nov. 3, 2014 in Kindred Hospital Tarrant County - Fort Worth Southwest. Tom was born Feb. 15, 1954 to Tom and Ida Mae (Mackey) Faison in La Grange. He is survived by son, Johnny R. Faison of Fort Worth; sisters, Eva Neutton of Houston, Tarvia Worlds of La Grange, Elvera Britton of Fort Worth, Toia Russell and husband Julian of Fort Worth, Tammy Padmore and husband William of Fort  Worth; brother, Dorna Faison and wife Anne of Fort Worth; and one grandson. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and two  brothers. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange. Rev. Billy G. Faison officiated. Burial followed in the La Grange City Cemetery. 
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10
Nov

James Milton Chelette

James Milton Chelette, Jr., 51, of Humble died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. James was born in Port Arthur on Dec. 31, 1962, the son of James Milton Chelette, Sr. and Judith (Whitson) Chelette. James enjoyed spending time with his two children, Jared and Georgia Kate. His gift from the Lord was selling gold coins for 30 years of his life. He was a true Christian and took his children to church often. He is survived by his parents; son, Jared M. Chelette; daughter, Georgia Kate Chelette; two sisters: Julianna Platt and husband, Gary, of Orange; Marianna Ladd and husband, Kenneth, of La Grange. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Fayrene and Ben Whitson and Marie and Leo Chelette.  Memorial services were held at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, located at 208 W. Pearl St. in La Grange, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. A private burial will be held at a later date. 
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06
Nov

Ethel Minnie Buchhorn

Ethel Minnie Buchhorn, 87 of Livingston, formerly of La Grange died Nov. 4, 2014 in Conroe. Ethel was born on Dec. 1,
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03
Nov

Eunell Lucille (Spies) Weyand

Eunell Lucille (Spies) Weyand of Round Top died Nov. 1, 2014 at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Eunell was born on March 19, 1929 in Winedale to Benno and Alma Cordes Spies. She was baptized in St. John’s Lutheran
Church in Warrenton on Aug. 25, 1929 by Rev. H. Brussotte and confirmed Sept. 6, 1942 in the same church by Rev.
Jul. Bosshard. She married Kearney Weyand on April 13, 1947 in Warrenton at St. John’s. She was a rancher, homemaker, and was employed by Round Top-Carmine ISD for 32 years. Eunell was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Round Top and helped serve and provide food for various occasions. She was also a member of the American  Legion Auxiliary, N.R.A., T.R.T.A., Texas Farm Bureau, the 42 domino club at “On Deck”, and the Shelby birthday group.
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30
Oct

Jane (Garcia) Splawn

Jane (Garcia) Splawn, 72, of West Point died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Jane was born in Fayette County on June 20, 1942, the daughter of Frank and Matilda (Herrera) Garcia. She married Plato August Splawn, Sr. on Nov. 28, 1959. She is survived by husband, Plato, of 54 years; two daughters: Wanda Montez and husband, Jesse, of West Point and Connie
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30
Oct

Alice Ruth Wottlin

Alice Ruth Wottlin, 92, of Muldoon died Oct. 25, 2014. Alice was born on March 10, 1922 in East Chicago, Ind. to the late Walter H. Gosnell and Elta Anderson Gosnell. She was a First Lieutenant, registered nurse in the Army in WW II and
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30
Oct

Mary Helen Ballew

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30
Oct

Bobby Joe Strickland

Bobby Joe Strickland went to be with the Lord on Oct. 18, 2014. He was born in Hazelhurst, Miss. on Oct. 13, 1933. He was the son of George Henry and Gladys Strickland and twin brother to Billy. Bobby attended school in Schulenburg and graduated from Schulenburg High School in 1951. During high school, Bobby was active in football and track. He went on to attend The University of Texas in Austin for two years. This was followed by two years of service in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone. On June 30, 1957, Bobby married his sweetheart, Lucille Ann Blume, in La Grange. Bobby and Lucille started a family with Sandra Denise in 1958, Rhonda Kay in 1960, Vicki 
Lynn in 1962 and Scott Alan in 1965. Bobby worked with his dad at Strickland Services for a number of years, eventually
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27
Oct

Frank Brauner, Jr.

Frank Brauner, Jr., 87, of La Grange died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Frank was born in Schulenburg on Feb. 1, 1927, the son of Frank Brauner, Sr. and Olga (Hrncir) Brauner-Wiegreffe. Frank served in the U.S. Naval Service-Coast Guard on the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba and naval ship, USS Breckinridge. He enlisted in January  1945 and was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class in May 1946. He married Barbara Elizabeth Dybala on June 23, 1958 in Ganado. Frank received his Master’s Degree in Education. His teaching career began in Kociusko, Texas and then in Ganado where he met Barbara. He and Barbara then moved to Corpus Christi continuing his teaching career and then they moved to La Grange where he taught Science for seventeen years at La Grange I.S.D. Frank retired with a total 
of thirty-one years of service. Frank was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Church Counsel and Knights
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23
Oct

Leebert Joseph Canik

Leebert Joseph Canik, 77, of Frelsburg died Oct. 14, 2014 in Houston. He was born on Aug. 31, 1937 to Joe M. and Mary A. (Pavlicek) Canik in Frelsburg. On Sept. 24, 1983 he married Anna Jeanette Hollon. Leebert graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked at Dow Chemical in Freeport for over 30 years, retiring and moving back to the home farm in Frelsburg where he enjoyed reading, visiting with family and listening to radio talk  shows. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg. Leebert is survived by his brother, Jerome Canik and
wife Josephine of Houston; sister, Evelyn Korenek of Nada; brother-in-law, Charles Reising of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by  his wife, Anna Jeanette Canik, parents, Joe M. and Mary A. (Pavlicek) Canik, sister, Georgie Reising, brother-in-law, Leonard Korenek, and niece, Barbara Korenek. Funeral services were held

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