Published by News Staff on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:47am
Eva Margaret (Wade) Bell, 93, of La Grange, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Eva was born in Three Rivers, Ark. on Feb. 24, 1922, the daughter of Thomas David Wade and Josie (Bass) Wade. She married Irbin Harvey Bell, Jr. on Dev. 7, 1944 at Trinity Baptist Church in Houston. Eva worked for LCRA. She enjoyed her farm, cattle and above all she loved her family. She is survived by two daughters: Barbara Philley of La Grange and Denise Bell of Round Top; sister, Katy Brooks of Caldwell; grandchildren: Eva Fetchler; Deanna Lovell and husband, Doug; Wes Boettcher and wife, Christie; Rebecca Harrison; Michael Mahlmann and wife, Candice; and Jonathan Mahlmann and wife, Kacie; and eleven greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Irbin; and daughter, Gwendolyn Bell. Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. Family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:45am
Reggie Lee Medley, Sr., 79, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care in Colorado Springs, Colo. Reggie was born on April 15, 1936, in Negley, Texas to E.E. “Joe” and Lennie Medley. Reggie graduated from Childress High School and after serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, he received his Petroleum Engineering Degree from Texas Tech University. He served the oil and gas industry both through business and private consulting and through leading various professional organizations. Reggie served as Elder and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in La Grange. Reggie is survived by his loving wife, Sandra, of 58 years and his son Lee Medley of Fountain, Colo. Also beloved and remembered by multiple family members and friends. Graveside services will be held at Old High Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:44am
Lillian Moerbe Buscha, 84, of La Grange, died Oct. 30, 2015 in an Austin hospital. Lillian was born on Dec. 4, 1930 in West Point to Herman and Rosie Hrbacek Moerbe. She married Raymond Buscha on June 5, 1948 in La Grange. They were joined for 58 years. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2007. Lillian enjoyed sewing, needlework, birdwatching, and cooking.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:42am
Atlan Max Citzler (Sr.) died Oct. 31, 2015, at home in La Grange. Born Jan. 31, 1920, to Max and Elsie (Fiedler) Citzler, and baptized at Black Jack near his birthplace in Fayette County, he grew up on the family farm north of Rutersville. He attended Seiben Boesen (Harms) school, where he skipped a year under the rigorous tutelage of Emil Kern. Atlan was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul Lutheran Church. He studied violin with Mr. Streithoff in La Grange, and graduated from La Grange High School in 1937. Thanks to the encouragement of County Agent J. C. Yeary, Atlan attended Texas A&M University, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, while living in one of the cooperative project houses rather than on the main campus, because it was cheaper. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation in 1941.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:38am
Priscilla H. Benford, 89, of La Grange, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 in La Grange. Priscilla was born Aug. 29, 1926 in La Grange to Rassie Hubbard and L.E. (Risper) Brown. She married Saul Benford in La Grange on Dec. 20, 1952 who died March 1, 2007. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of Bethlehem A.M.E. Church in La Grange. She was preceeded in death by her parents, husband, one son and one sister. Survivors include daughter, Leola Benford of La Grange, sons Eddie Hubbard, Delvin Hubbard, Albert Benford and wife Christy, Michael Benford and wife Cassy, Kenneth Benford and wife Irie, all of La Grange; sisters, Barbara Clay of La Grange and Darelene Marshall and husband Melvin of Houston; brother, William T. Brown and wife Lyndell of San Antonio; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in La Grange at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 with the Rev. H. L. Benford officiating.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:37am
Edward Theodore Williams III, M.D., known to friends as Bill, 72, died at his home on Oct. 24, 2015. Born April 19, 1943 in Ann Arbor, Mich. to Dr. Edward Theodore and Ruth Marion Thompson Williams, he was raised in La Grange. Bill attended M.I.T. before transferring to the University of Texas. He earned his doctorate of medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston. He completed his residency at the University of Michigan Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.; where he became Chief Resident, and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy as a pediatrician at the Pensacola Naval Air Station Hospital. In 1973, he settled in Tampa to practice pediatric medicine for the next 30 years, working with the Griewe & Pippin Pediatric Group, running his solo practice, and completing his tenure with the Pediatric Healthcare Alliance.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:34am
Loraine Frances (Urbanovsky) Sternadel, 86, of La Grange, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at Care Inn of La Grange. Loraine was born in Fayetteville on Dec. 12, 1928, the daughter of Adolph and Frances (Chovanec) Urbanovsky. She married Merle Sternadel on Sept. 15, 1950 in Schulenburg. Loraine worked as a homemaker. Her many hobbies included playing dominos and bingo; planting and growing flowers in her garden. She was an avid sports fan of the Aggies. She loved spending time with her family. Loraine was well known for her famous homemade red velvet cake. Loraine was a devoted, longtime member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:36pm
Mason Bednar of Colorado Springs died Oct. 24, 2015 at Memorial Hospital after suffering head injuries from a car accident. Mason served eight years in the army with multiple tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait. While in the middle east he was known as Builder Bob for his ability to make just about anything. In Iraq he was proud to drive the Buffalo, a mine sweeper sent in advance of the convoys. He was a Sargent in the Fourth Brigade Support Battalion and was last stationed at Ft.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:33pm
Ernest Victor Fleck, 70, of West Point, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. Ernest was born in Pasadena on Oct. 15, 1945, the son of Roy Victor Fleck and Della Mae (Gibson) Fleck. He married Margaret Pruitt on Dec. 24, 1980 in La Grange. Ernest worked as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two daughters: Sherrie Holt of Gainsville; Shannon King and husband, Jim, of Kyle; sister-in-law, Ardell Fleck-Reimer and husband, Dr.