Obituaries

Fri
13
Nov

Donnie Dale Whitfield Orts

Donnie Dale Whitfield Orts, 93, passed away peacefully on the morning of November 4, 2015, at the Broadmoor Senior Living Facility in Bryan, Texas. Donnie was born in the town of Valley Mills in Bosque, Texas on February 20 1922. She was the youngest child of James Gertrude Reeder Whitfield and Thomas Burmer Whitfield. When her family moved to Hearne, Texas  Donnie met and married George N. Orts Jr. on February 22, 1941. They were married just shy of 74 years and had two children; James Michael and Georgia Carolyn. Donnie is preceded in death by her mother and father; James Gertrude Reeder Whitfield and Thomas Burmer Whitfield, daughter; Georgia Carolyn, husband; George N. Orts Jr., Brother; Giles Burmer Whitfield, and sister; Blanche Goodwin. She is survived by her son and daughter in law; Mike and Ettie Orts of Wheelock, Texas, grandchildren; Shelly and Kenneth Speaks, Kim and Charles Becan, and Michael Roll, 8 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Fri
13
Nov

Stephen Thomas Nash, Sr.

Stephen Thomas Nash, Sr., age 72, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas and was interred on November 2, 2015 in Coker Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. Tommy was born on October 7, 1943 in Hearne, Texas to John Cleveland Nash, Jr., and Ora Dell Cochran Nash. He grew up in Calvert, Texas, which held a special place in his heart throughout his life. He followed in his father’s footsteps as the President of the Nash- Davis-Campbell Reunion before handing it over to his cousin, Weldon Nash Jr. The reunion first started under the Walnut tree on the John Cleveland Nash Sr. farm in Calvert, Texas. While the farm left the family many years ago, the reunion has continued on and recently celebrated 75 years. Only two days before his death Tommy returned to Calvert with his  brother, Johnny, to relive memories and plant a commemorative walnut tree in the Calvert cemetery near the family plots.

Fri
06
Nov

Kenneth Lee DeZavala

Fri
06
Nov

Rose Mary Sifuentes

Fri
06
Nov

Lorraine Holt Wortham

Lorraine Holt Wortham, 79, of Franklin, Texas, was born October 14, 1936, and passed away on October 26, 2015. Lorraine is survived by two brothers; Joseph and Jack Bush, three daughters; Carol Deboard, Marilyn Rucker and Barbara Leggett, one son; A.B. Holt Jr. and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services are in care of Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne, Texas. Viewing will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a graveside service to be held at Klein Cemetery on Friday, October 30, 2015 in Tomball, Texas at 11:00 a.m.
Fri
16
Oct

Thomas E. Foyt, Jr.

On October 6, 2015, Thomas E. “Tommy” Foyt, Jr. passed away, losing his battle with cancer. Tommy was born January 23, 1945 and a resident of Taylor, Texas and maintained a country home in Mumford in the Brazos Valley near Bryan, Texas. Tommy was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of the DKE fraternity. After graduating from the University of Texas, Tommy enrolled in the University of Texas Dental School in Houston where he obtained his D.D.S. After practicing general dentistry in Houston, Tommy moved to Taylor, Texas where he established a successful dental practice for over 30 years. Tommy had a life long love for fishing, hunting and outdoor life. For many years, Tommy invited friends and family down to the Mumford farm for some exceptional dove hunts and fishing on the family owned stretch of the Brazos River where his uncle Dick maintained a rustic fishing camp.

Fri
02
Oct

Seth Duncan McCormick

Fri
02
Oct

Paula Eschberger Jatzlau

Fri
25
Sep

Dolores Ann Rohde

Dolores Ann Rohde was born on March 7, 1933 to Henry Rohde and Pauline Landis Rohde.  She died September 20, 2015. Dolores was the elder of two children born to Henry and Pauline. Her brother Henry Hamilton Rohde Jr. Was born August 30, 1934. Dolores was preceded in death by her brother Henry Hamilton Rohde Jr. her mother Pauline Landis Rohde  and father Henry Rohde. Dolores is survived by many first, second and third cousins in Houston and surrounding Texas cities. Dolores Ann Rohde was the first grandchild born at Charles and Isabel Landis’ residence in Rockdale Texas. Dolores grew up in Rockdale and was within walking distance to downtown She enjoyed the small town blessings that come from growing up in a community that didn’t have to lock their  doors and the friendly close knit nature  of small towns in Texas. Dolores graduated from Hearne High School in May of 1951. She attended McKinsie-Baldwin Business College in Bryan, Texas in 1951.

Fri
18
Sep

Roger Dale Thompson

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