Obituaries

Fri
29
Jan

Rebecca “Becky” Loretta Strelec

Rebecca “Becky” Loretta Strelec, 49 passed away Friday, January 1, 2016, New Years Day at the Franklin Nursing Home. Services for Becky were held on Monday, January 4, 2016. Visitation was from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm. at Heartfield- Ritter Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Calvert, Texas. Becky Strelec was born June 9, 1966 in Calvert, Texas to Willie and Doris Meier Strelec. She graduated from Calvert High School and worked for Dentist Dr. Bicker W. Cain Jr. Becky was a member of the Baptist Church in Calvert, Texas. Little did I know what was about to unfold. As you lay your precious head down to sleep, your body was tired and weary. The Lord whispered in your ear, “Becky, it’s time.” Even though my heart is heavy, my eyes filled with tears. We will always be together even in death. Till we see you at the Pearly Gates, may you rest in peace “My Sweet Sister” We love you forever. After all I should not be sad.

Fri
22
Jan

Rebecca “Becky” Loretta Strelec

Rebecca “Becky” Loretta Strelec, 49 passed away Friday, January 1, 2016, New Years Day at the Franklin Nursing Home. Services for Becky were held on Monday, January 4, 2016. Visitation was from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Calvert, Texas. Becky Strelec was born June 9, 1966 in Calvert, Texas to Willie and Doris Meier Strelec. She graduated from Calvert High School and worked for Dentist Dr. Bicker W. Cain Jr. Becky was a member of the Baptist Church in Calvert, Texas. Little did I know what was about to unfold. As you lay your precious head down to sleep, your body was tired and weary. The Lord whispered in your ear, “Becky, it’s time.” Even though my heart is heavy, my eyes filled with tears. We will always be together even in death. Till we see you at the Pearly Gates, may you rest in peace “My Sweet Sister” We love you forever. After all I should not be sad.

Fri
22
Jan

Ralph “Smiley” Martinez

Ralph “Smiley” Martinez born on August 26, 1969 in Hearne, Texas to Alice Martinez and the late Alejandro Martinez passed from this life peacefully at his home at the age of 46, on January 13, 2016. All who knew him will miss Ralph’s boisterous personality and Big Smile. Visitation for Ralph was held at All Families Mortuary Friday, January 15, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Services were held at the Christian Faith Center Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Becky Hoffpauir officiating with a graveside prayer following the services at San Jose Cemetery Hearne, Texas. Ralph is preceded in death by his father; Alejandro Martinez, Grandmother: Isadora G. Martinez, Aunt; Martha Robles, Cousins; Victor Lara and Melissa Martinez. Survivors include his loving wife; Samantha Martinez, Stepsons; Juan Rodriquez Jr.

Fri
15
Jan

Ruby Warren Youngblood

Fri
08
Jan

Josephine Parish

Josephine Parish, 83, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away Friday, January 1, 2016. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6 at Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne, Texas.

Fri
08
Jan

Jack Whitlow

Jack Whitlow, 79, passed away peacefully in his home on December 21, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born in Bryan, Texas on April 10, 1936 to T B and Louise Sisson Whitlow. Jack was a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art. He was employed with Austin Engraving in Waco as a commercial artist. He later worked for Texas A&M Press and for the Houston Chronicle. He later moved to Virginia where he was self-employed as a fine artist at Artists-at-Work and the D’ Art Center in Norfolk. He received numerous awards and recognition for his artistic talent. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Hearne, Texas and after moving to Waco became a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church where he served on and coordinated the student bus ministry. He is survived by a sister; Jane Brewer of Virginia Beach and niece; Jacqueline Johnson and her husband Kevin of Carthage, Missouri.

Fri
08
Jan

David “Butch” Scott

David “Butch” Scott, age 68, of Bryan, formerly of West, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in College Station. A rosary was recited at 4:00 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption in West, with visitation to follow until 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption in West. Military Graveside Rites will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Butch was born April 8, 1947 in Waco, the son of Tal and Margaret (Gerik) Scott. He attended St. Mary’s School and was a 1965 graduate of West High School. Butch received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Baylor University in 1973. On August 1, 1967, he was united in marriage to Lou Conner in Amarillo. Butch served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked his entire life in auto sales at Scott Chevrolet in West, Bolton Chevrolet in West, John McLaren Chevrolet in McGregor and Derek Scott Auto Park in Hearne.

Fri
25
Dec

Charles Samuel Bundage

Charles Samuel Bundage, 71 of Hearne, who was born March 2, 1943 passed away December 12,2015. Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Hearne, Texas. Arrangements and care were entrust to Glenn Mack Funeral Home.

Fri
25
Dec

James Roy Walker

James Roy Walker, 79, born on October 29, 1936, in Robertson County, Texas. Beloved husband of the late Georgie A. Walker, Father of Clifton L. Walker and Brenda A. Davis. Brother of Johnny Walker and Van Walker. Grandfather of Margie A. Johnson, Clifton J. Walker and Amanda M. Holt. Great Grandfather of Leroy Johnson, Mack Johnson and Jayce Holt. Graveside service was December 19, 2015, at Bryan Cemetery Bryan, Texas.

Fri
18
Dec

W. F. “Willie” Sander

W. F. “Willie” Sander, of Hearne, Texas was born August 18, 1916 in Brenham. He passed away on December 7, 2015 at the age of 99. Visitation was set for Thursday, December 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne. Funeral services were set for Friday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Hearne. Willie was a Naval pilot during WW II where he was presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1945. After the war he moved to Hearne where he married Marjorie Beavers and started his business, The W. F. Sander Company. He was a member of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas for many years. In the 1960’s he was voted president of the Texas Poultry Federation and was well remembered in Hearne for giving hundreds of turkeys he raised each year, as Christmas gifts. He was very active in local, state, and national activities. In 1992 his wife died and shortly after he lost his business in a fire.

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