Obituaries

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09
Oct

Dorothy “Dottie” Marie (Drab) Lyssy

Dorothy “Dottie” Marie (Drab) Lyssy, 79, of Fayetteville died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Dottie was born in Crosby on March 18, 1935, the daughter of Charles A. Drab and Tonie M. (Chovanec) Drab. Dorothy married Steve Lyssy on Dec. 29, 1984.
After graduating from high school, Dottie worked for Crosby State Bank. She then worked for Humble Refinery in Baytown
and Cibolo Manufacturing in Jourdanton. Dottie also owned and operated a feed store in Pleasanton. She is survived by her husband, Steve, of 29 years; two sons: Jamie Crockett of Baytown  and Charles “Chuck” Crockett of Pleasanton; daughter-in-law, Heather Crockett of Deer Park; grandson, Caleb Crockett of Deer Park; sister, Pat Sury of Fayetteville; brother, Charles Drab and wife, Sandy, of Dripping Springs; three nephews and four nieces. She was preceded in death
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09
Oct

Nancy Sustr

Memorial services for Nancy Sustr, 59, of Schulenburg will be held at First United Methodist Church in Schulenburg on
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. Survivors include her mother, Irene McBride Sustr of Schulenburg; sister, Connie
Sustr Kocurek of Schulenburg; brother, Roger Sustr and wife Sheri of Schulenburg; niece, Rachel Sustr Carns and  husband Lee; nephews, Benjamin Sustr, Jared Kocurek and wife Emily, and Luke Sustr; niece, Ariel Kocurek Faith and husband Kris; great-nephews, Timothy Carns, Wyatt Carns and Colton Faith; and great-nieces, Madison Sustr, Georgia Carns and Olivia Faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Joseph Sustr  and her grandparents, Jim and Annie Sustr and Tom McBride and Erna McBride Mensik. Donations can be made to: the American Cancer Society; the Gardenia Janssen Animal Shelter; the Wounded Warriors; or a charity of one’s choice.
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09
Oct

Classie Mae McKenzie

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09
Oct

Linda W. August-Reyna

Linda W. August-Reyna, 66, of La Grange died Oct. 2, 2014. She was born on Aug. 2, 1948 to Johnnie Mae (McDuffie) and Wright Williams, Jr. in Meeks. She married David Reyna on Feb. 2, 2010 in La Grange. She was a member of First Baptist
Church in La Grange She is survived by her husband, David Reyna of La Grange; brothers, Mason Williams, Sr. and wife Vera of Houston and Billy Williams of LaGrange; sister, Gloria Anderson of Houston; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, one son, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in La Grange at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 with Pastor Jonathan Smith officiating.
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06
Oct

Patrick Simar

Patrick Simar, 72, of Carmine, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Services were pending at time of this publication. Family and friends can view and sign guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange is in charge of arrangements
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06
Oct

Ila Sue (Ray) Barnett

Ila Sue (Ray) Barnett, 63, of New Ulm died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Sue was born in Farmington, N.M. on Feb. 1, 1951, the 
daughter of L.A. and Joyce Ray. She is survived by her mother, Joyce Ray, of Columbus; son, Gregory Thomas West and  wife, Robyn of Katy; three grandchildren: Graiden, Landon and Tanner West; two step-daughters: Melanie Barnett  Henriksen and husband, Kevin; Mitzi Barnett Miller and husband, Stuart, all of Little Rock, Ark.; three step -grandchildren: Jessica Henriksen, Hayden and Madison Miller; brother, Larry Ray of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, L.A. Ray; and husband, Ron Barnett. Memorial services were held at West End Baptist Church, 7577 Ernst Parkway in Industry at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements
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02
Oct

Grace Elsie (Braun) Hinze

Grace Elsie (Braun) Hinze, 92, of Round Top, died Sept. 30, 2014, at Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Hinze will lie in state at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham from 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 until 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. She will lie in state at Foehner  Funeral Home in Burton beginning at noon Saturday, Oct. 4. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at Foehner Funeral Home in Burton. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Round Top with Pastor David Tinker officiating. Burial will be in Isaac Hill Cemetery at Round Top. Mrs. Hinze was born Nov. 6, 1921, at home near Round Top in Fayette County, to Willie  J. and Laura (Emmrich) Braun. She was baptized Feb. 12, 1922 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Round Top by Rev. A.H. Falkenberg and was confirmed Sept. 29, 1935 in the same church by Rev. Walter Kralik.

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02
Oct

Wilbert Alvin Mueller

Wilbert Alvin Mueller, 74 of La Grange died Sept. 30, 2014. Wilbert was born on Jan. 9, 1940 in La Grange to Alvin Mueller
and Edna Albers Mueller. He married Mary Chovanec on Sept. 24, 1966 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange. He was self-employed in the agriculture industry. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus
Council #2574 and the Fayette County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife Mary; two sisters, Mildred Frenzel and husband Leslie and Nila Kneip; two brothers-inlaw, Edward Chovanec, Frank Chovanec and wife Alice and one sister-in-law, Georgie Kossa; twelve nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death 
by his parents; three brothersin- law, Charles Chovanec, Ronald Kneip and George Kossa. Visitation was held on Oct.
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02
Oct

Walter Edward SoRelle

Walter Edward SoRelle, 90, of Round Top died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Walter was born in Houston on March 5, 1924, the son of Tom D. SoRelle and Lessie (Rhinewalt) SoRelle. He married Edna Cleo Osburn on Aug. 5, 1944. Walter served in the U.S. Navy during the invasion of Pearl Harbor. He was a Mechanic in Houston for twenty years before moving to Round Top and opening Walt’s Do-It Shop. He is survived by two daughters: Linda SoRelle- Herzog of Houston, Texas and Karen Sue SoRelle-Stewart of Tomball; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange. Funeral services will follow beginning at 3 p.m. with burial at Hill Cemetery.
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02
Oct

DeAlva Doris Kovar

DeAlva Doris Kovar, 84, of El Paso died Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Hospice El Paso Center of Compassionate Care. 
The daughter of Ella Mae (Henry) Rheinboldt and George Rheinboldt, DeAlva was born in Houston Sept. 25, 1929. After
the death of her natural parents she was adopted by Fred J. and Jessie Josephine (Matzke) Petrich of Patterson. DeAlva married Edwin “Eddie” Kovar on Aug. 19, 1962, and moved to San Felipe where she worked and raised a family. Most important to her was the time she spent with her family but she also loved music and dancing. DeAlva is survived by her 
brother, Leonard Petrich ofRound Top, two children, Gordon  Kovar of Sealy and Nethia Kelly of El Paso and her  grandchildren Megan Powell of Dallas, and Sam and Kyle Kelly of El Paso. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frydek with internment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Frydek. 

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