Published by News Staff on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 8:27pm
Faye (Gunn) Dillard, 91, of La Grange, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at Trucare Living Center in Columbus. Faye was born in Temple on Dec. 5, 1923, the daughter of Joe Henry Blackwell Gunn and Julia Waverly (Rice) Gunn. Faye married Luther Dillard on Oct.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 8:25pm
Daniel Wayne Brunner, 68, of Livingston died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Daniel was born in Schulenburg on July 10, 1947, the son of Edmund Charles Brunner and Catherine Cecilia (Mica) Brunner. He graduated from Flatonia High School in 1965 where he played on the Flatonia Bulldog football team.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 8:23pm
Inez (Birkelbach) Gebhard, 90, born Dec. 28, 1924 near Round Top, died peacefully on Sept. 20, 2015. She was the daughter of Herman and Laura (Warnasch) Birkelbach. Pastor A.H. Falkenberg baptized her on Aug. 9, 1925 and she was confirmed by Pastor W. Kralik on Oct.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:57am
Binky (Albina) Malota, 82, of Shelby, formerly of Fayetteville, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Born in Fayetteville on Sept. 13, 1933, she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Malota; brother Jerome Novak and sister, Lillie Kaderka. Binky spent much of her life sharing her love for cooking with the community. She worked at Wilbert’s café in Shelby, at the hall at Festival Hill and at Four County Auction in the Industry area. Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange and from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Fayetteville. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John Catholic Church in Fayetteville, Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:54am
Carl L. Wendler, 90, retired vocational agriculture teacher from Schulenburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior along with being reunited with the love of his life, Frances, and daughter, Carol on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Carl’s Life will be celebrated with a mass at St. Rose Catholic Church in Schulenburg at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Burial to follow in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home in Schulenburg. The American Legion and VFW memorial services will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a parish rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Carl, lovingly known as PawPaw by his grandchildren, was born on the family farm in Ledbetter on May 16, 1925 and his love for agriculture led him to share his passion with vocational agriculture students over a 30 year career in Brenham, Bryan and Schulenburg. However, the path to the classroom was not a direct one.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:40am
Funeral services for Robert James Henry will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Winchester City Cemetery. A complete obituary will be printed in the next edition of the Fayette County Record. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange is in charge of arrangements
Published by News Staff on Mon, 09/14/2015 - 9:42am
Patsy Joan Creed peacefully passed just after midnight on Sept. 3, 2015 at home in Fayetteville after a brief struggle with Leukemia. She was 82. Lovingly known as “Mom” to many of those who knew her, Patsy was born June 30, 1933 in Hearne, the daughter of the late James Bennett Creed and Lydia Melinde Thielemann. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1952 where she was a member of the Maroon and Gold Band and editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. Patsy then carried her journalistic skills to the Port Arthur News where she blossomed as a writer and eventually had her own editorial column. She was married to Brandon C. Coleman from 1953 to 1971 and Leslie L. Appelt from 1972 to 1989. Patsy loved Texas. She was an accomplished painter, known best for her bluebonnet landscapes. She spent half of her life traveling back and forth between her ranches and her home in Houston before recently moving to her place in Fayetteville.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 09/14/2015 - 9:39am
Gladys Mae (Kuhn) Elolf, 94, of Willis (formerly of La Grange, Texas), died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Gladys was born in Carmine on Dec. 14, 1920, the daughter of William Enid Kuhn and Annie (Giessel) Kuhn. She married Milton A. Elolf on Feb. 20, 1941 in Carmine. After they married, they moved to La Grange and then moved to Houston and were owners of the Elolf Printing Shop and Texas Greeting Card Company for thirty years. Gladys and Milton returned to La Grange after their retirement. They traveled extensively within the United States, Europe, Central America and Australia. Gladys was a sports enthusiast and played in the women’s softball league and church volleyball league. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Houston and St. Paul Lutheran Church in La Grange. Gladys was a faithful volunteer at Second Chance Resale Shop, A.M.E.N. (local food pantry), and several care ministries at St. Paul’s.
Published by News Staff on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:48am
I’m off to Paradise! See you there … Frances Macaulay passed away at 85 years young on Sept. 8, 2015 at her home in Brenham. “Frannie” was born Nov. 5, 1929 in Houston to Lester Boyd and Dora Christine Standley. She was a 1947 graduate of Aldine High School. Frannie married the love of her life, Richard Macaulay, and they were married 61 years before his death in 2010. A well-known Round Top and Brenham artist, she recently taught her last of more than 27 years of art classes for the Brenham Fine Arts League. She was a member of Greenvine Baptist Church. A Memorial Service for Frannie is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at Greenvine Baptist Church, 5010 FM 2502 Burton, Texas. Rev. Jack Faulkner will officiate.
Published by News Staff on Mon, 09/07/2015 - 10:50am
Thomas Stavinoha, 78, of Weimar, died Aug. 26, 2015 at Methodist Hosptial. He was born March 9, 1937 to Edmund Stavinoah and Bettie Kallus in Ammansville. He married Mildred Jurak on Sept. 21, 1957 in Weimar.