Obituaries

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Richard Charles Ullrich

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James Verlon (J.P.) Pollard

James Verlon (J.P.) Pollard, 85, of Lincoln died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at St. Marks Medical Center in La Grange. James was born on Oct. 22, 1929 in Elizabeth, La. to Gilbert Ivy Pollard and Dell (Perkins) Pollard. He was united in marriage to Virginia Galipp at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Manheim. J.P. served in the navy from 1951 until 1953 when he was honorably discharged. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. He is survived by his beloved friend, Vallie Jatzlau of Giddings; children, Susan Jatzlau of Giddings, Tim and wife, Sharra Jatzlau of Round Rock, and Polly and husband, Troy Cantu of Hutto; grandchildren, Samantha Jatzlau of Round Rock, Addison Cantu of Hutto, and Troy Shugart of Round Rock; as well as many extended nieces and nephews. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings was in charge of arrangements. 
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Virginia Lee Biehle

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William Wayne Albers

Funeral services for William Wayne Albers, 82 of Ledbetter, were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings with Father James Olnhausen officiating. Burial followed in the Waldeck Cemetery in Waldeck. He passed away suddenly on  the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 at his home in Ledbetter. William was born on Nov. 20, 1932 on the family farm in Ledbetter to Fred Otto Albers and Clara Augusta (Weber) Albers. He served in the U.S. Army with the Occupation Forces in Germany during the Korean  Conflict. William was united in marriage to Jacqueline Buckner on Dec. 31, 1955 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Houston. He worked as a machine operator with the American Can Company in Houston for many  years. After retiring, he and Jackie moved back to the family farm in Ledbetter where William could usually be found doing anything outdoors. He enjoyed gardening, working in his yard and fishing.

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Allen B. Cluck

Allen B. Cluck, 81, of Austin   died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.  Allen was born in Grapevine n Aug. 17, 1933 the son of Elwood and Martha (Wall) Cluck. He was an alumnus of the Grapevine public schools, Baylor University, South Texas College of Law and the Harvard Business School AMP. Allen served two years of active duty in the U.S. Army during the post- Korean war period. His family lived in Houston for forty-three years where he practiced law in his small law firm and earlier worked in the oil and gas industry. His retirement years were enjoyed with his family and friends at his farm near Winchester and  in Austin with his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved being at his farm and treasured his long-time friendships with close family friends in Winchester and folks he knew in La Grange and Fayette County. Allen is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bette Jo (Jordan) Cluck; two daughters: Catherine Susan Cluck; Christina Elizabeth Wilson and husband, John N.

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Robert Daniel Kelly

Robert Daniel Kelly, 64, died Saturday Jan. 3, 2015. Danny was born Aug. 20, 1950 in McAllen to Bob and Kay Kelly. The oldest of three children, Danny grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and first  worked in a variety of positions relating to agriculture, produce and cotton. He later began a career with Baroid Drilling Fluids ultimately advancing to Material Control Manager for Halliburton Baroid Drilling Fluids in LaGrange. Danny married Marsha Kelly Sept. 14, 1971 and they were blissfully married 43 years. He is survived by his wife Marsha Kelly, son Robbie Kelly (wife, Melinda), brother Ronnie Kelly (wife, Deanna), and the light of his life, granddaughter Madelynn Lee Kelly and numerous wonderful family members  and friends.  Danny was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mike Kelly A Celebration of Life in honor of Danny was held Thursday Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church in Mineral Wells. 
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Bernice (Seidenberger) Lobpries

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Margaret Anne Sindt Hays

Margaret Anne Sindt Hays died on Dec. 30, 2014. She was born in Enid, Okla. on Jan. 16, 1930. She was the third child of Waldemar and Mildred Sindt. She was the widow of George Lee Hays. Margaret is survived by her three sons, Hugh and wife Kim, Kurt and wife Norma and Marc and fiancé Rae. She has one surviving brother, Jim and his wife Nicki; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Jean Ellen and her husband Allen.
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Gary Lee Arms

Gary Lee Arms, age 80 of La Grange died on Dec. 29, 2014 at his home in his sleep after a lengthy battle with cancer.
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David Meason Murray

David Meason Murray, 82, of La Grange, died from his battle with emphysema on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at St. Mark’s Medical Center. David was born in Dallas County on March 4, 1932, the son of Robert John Murray and Helen (Meason) Murray. David received both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy.
David served as Fayette County Attorney and Fayette County Judge from 1966 to 1974. He then spent 35 years in the oil and gas business. He was married to the late Margaret Vacek Wood and had three daughters. Later he married Oneita (Hopper) Murray. He is survived by three daughters: Lisa Murray Kana and husband, Charles, of Houston; Meg Murray Brown and husband, David, of Austin; Allison Murray Groppe of Houston; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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