Obituaries

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David Winston Richter

David Winston Richter, 60, of La Grange, formerly of Columbus, died Dec. 30, 2013 in Columbus. He was born on Dec. 18, 1953 to Gordon and Hildegard (Severin) Richter in Columbus. David worked as a registered nurse for St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. David is survived by his daughter, Erin Avis and husband Scott of Cypress; son, Brian
Richter of Houston; brother, Gordon Richter Jr. and wife Bernice of Weimar; and granddaughter Hadley Avis. He was preceded in death by his father and mother. Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Henneke Funeral Home.
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Maydell (Madie) Hall Lewallen,

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02
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Melissa Renee (Oppermann) Dockery

Melissa Renee (Oppermann) Dockery, 49, of La Grange, Texas, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 surrounded by her family
at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She was born in La Grange May 28, 1964, the daughter of Delores Lila  (Quade) Oppermann and Fred H. Oppermann. She married David Dockery Oct. 16, 1982 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Grange. Dockery worked as the Controller for Colorado Valley Telephone Cooperative receiving her 30-year service award. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a volunteer for the Optimist Club and helped with the La Grange ISD scholarship program. She dedicated 25 years of her life helping the children of the community. She is survived by her mother, Delores Oppermann of La Grange; husband, David Dockery 
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02
Jan

Carrie (Orsak) Hrachovy

Carrie (Orsak) Hrachovy, 96, of La Grange died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Monument Hill Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Moravia Ascension Cemetery. A complete obituary will follow in next publication. Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.lagrangefunerals.com. Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange was in charge of arrangements.
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02
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Bette Mae Zies

Bette Mae Zies, 88, of Carmine, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Bette was born on Jan. 3, 1925 in Grand Rapids, Mich. to Mathew and Mary (Frain) Boynton. She met the love of her life, Eugene M. Zies in Fort Wayne, Ind. and they were married Aug. 21, 1948. They moved to Texas in 1968 where Eugene was transferred for work. Bette was a homemaker and enjoyed  working around the home and farm. The main love of Bette’s life was her family, especially her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine. She is survived by her daughter, Jeannie Johnson and husband, James; son, Harry Zies and wife, Patricia; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Bette is preceded in death by her husband Eugene; son, Raymond; parents and brother, Duane Pierce.
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Jeffrey Dwayne Michael

Jeffrey Dwayne Michael, 40, of Columbus died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at Houston Methodist Hospital. Jeffrey was born in Houston on Oct. 2, 1973, the son of Harold and Allean (Krenek) Michael. He married Brandi Shuford on May 5, 2001 at  the First United Methodist Church in Sealy. He was employed as a Line Mechanic and worked his way up to Operations Supervisor. Jeffrey was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a loving husband, loved his family and was a friend to many. He was well known to his family for his annual fish fry. He is survived by his wife, Brandi, of twelve years; in-laws,
Randy and Judy Shuford of Beasley and Karen Wilson and Jeff Richie of Katy; sister-inlaw and brother-in-law, Stacie
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Sam D. White

Sam D. White, 92, of Conroe died on Dec. 24, 2013 in the Woodlands. He was born on Oct. 2, 1921 in Houston. American Heritage Funeral Home in Houston was in charge of arrangements 
 
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Carl Glyn Mathews

Carl Glyn Mathews, 77, of La Grange died Dec. 31, 2013. Carl was born in Fayetteville on Sept. 10, 1936, to Vernon and Mae Dell (Vetter) Struve. Mae Dell then married Henry Mathews. Carl married Doris Killingsworth on Feb. 28, 1959 in
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De Lois Suchadoll Moeller

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Carol Frances (Wendler) Skelton

Carol Frances (Wendler) Skelton, 59, of La Grange died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. She was born in Brenham on Aug. 31, 1954, the daughter of Carl Louis Wendler and Frances Elizabeth (Brossmann) Wendler. She married Jackie Skelton
March 17, 1984 in Hallettsville. She was a special education teacher for 35 years. She worked for St. Paul Catholic  Schools in Shiner and Devereux School in Victoria. She retired from the school district in Hallettsville after 30 years. Carol was a graduate of Texas A&M and University of Houston and held two masters degrees in special Education and Counseling. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, La Grange Citizens Police Academy and Citizens on Patrol and American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. Skelton was very involved at her church serving in Stephen Ministry and the Parish Aide Committee, as well as in other organizations. She was an avid volunteer for Second Chance and AMEN.

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