SHIRLEY DOUGLAS WEBB
LOLA FAYE WITHROW
1932- 13 February 2012
Former TXGenWeb CC for Midland County
Lola Faye Withrow, age 79, died February 13, 2012, in Marysville, CA. She was born to the late Frank & Thelma Harris in Atoka, OK.
Darnell Withrow married Lola Harris on November 30, 1949, in Atoka, OK.
Lola volunteered at USGenweb for many years as a archivist and helped many people research their genealogy. She was a loving mother and will be greatly missed.
Survived by her daughters: Phyllis O'Shaughnessy of Yuba City, CA and Denise Osborne of Yukon, OK; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Darnell Philip Withrow.
She will be buried alongside her husband at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler, OK. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler, OK.
LOIS FAYE HARDY KENNEDY
September 9. 1945 - February 6, 2010
Former Volunteer for Polk County, TXGenWeb
Lois Faye Kennedy, age 64, of Alvin, Texas passed away Saturday, February 6, 2010 at South East Memorial Medical Center, Houston, Texas. Lois was born on September 9, 1945 in Romayor, Texas and was a resident of Alvin for over 30 years. She worked as a property manager in the real estate industry. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Lois Hardy; and son, Mallory Bailey.
Lois is survived by her husband Paul Kennedy of Alvin, Texas; sons: Michael Franklin and wife Lorena of Alvin, Texas, and Larry Franklin and wife Elizabeth of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sisters: Diane Lucero of Dallas, Texas, Leslie Lewis of Livingston, Texas, and Kathy Turner and husband Dorrell Turner of Livingston, Texas; brothers: Anthony “Bubba” Louis Hardy and wife Sheila of Plum Grove, Texas, and John Hardy of Livingston, Texas; two grandchildren: Brianna Rodriguez and Mallory Franklin; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Scott Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., officiated by Reverend Paul Golden, on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Scott Funeral Home. Interment was at the City of Alvin Oak Park Cemetery, Alvin, Texas.
Arrangements under the direction of the Scott Family.
DOROTHY MAE WALLACE ALBRECHT
31 December 1929 - 31 January 2009
Former TXGenWeb CC for Colorado County
Dorothy Mae Wallace Albrecht, 79, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 31, 2009 at St. David’s Hospital in Austin.
She was born Dec. 31, 1929 in Columbus. Dorothy was the daughter of Jimmie Lettie Taylor and Keity L. Wallace. Immediately after graduating from Columbus High School in 1946, at age 16, she was employed by the Colorado County Judge as his secretary, a position she held until she married Warren Albrecht on May 17, 1953 in Columbus.
During their life together, Dorothy was a homemaker and then worked as a bookkeeper until she returned to college after her children were in school. Upon graduation from Blinn College, she acquired an emergency teaching certificate and began teaching at Hermes Elementary School in La Grange. She continued her studies at Southwest Texas State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree and went on to earn a Master’s degree from Kansas State University. Dorothy taught math in La Grange Junior High and High School, retiring in 1996. She became an avid fan of girls’ athletics and served as scorekeeper for the Lady Leopards basketball and softball teams even after she retired.
Dorothy’s interests were extensive and eclectic. Dorothy and Warren once owned and operated Wayside Manor Antiques in Willow Springs and besides antiques she was an avid collector of chickens and dolls. She had travelled through Europe and Australia and visited all but two of the United States. Her interest in genealogy led her on many journeys tracing the steps of her ancestors through history.
Dorothy had a special interest in cemetery preservation and was the long-time president of the Weimar Cemetery Association. She also served on the boards of the La Grange Ladies Cemetery Association, the Pagel Cemetery Association and the Clear Creek Cemetery Association. She was currently spending many hours as the coordinator of the Colorado County TXGenWeb Project and had been awarded the 2006 County of the Year Award for her work on that website which included recording every known burial in the county, both marked and unmarked. She was one of the catalysts for the Live Oaks and Dead Folks cemetery tours in Columbus and the Dorothy Albrecht Award for those with five years participation is given in her honor.
Throughout her lifetime, Dorothy was a community leader and her involvement in various organizations was extensive. After retirement she served as the Custodian General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, directing their office and museum in Austin for two years. In 2000 the State of Texas proclaimed her a Yellow Rose of Texas for her efforts in preserving state history. Dorothy was the founding President of the Monument Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and District VIII DRT Representative. She was one of three founders of the Guy Smith-James McMillan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which she also served as regent. She served as President of the Nesbitt Memorial Library Board, President of the La Grange PTA, District President of the Texas State Teacher’s Association and Worthy Matron of both the Columbus and La Grange Eastern Star chapters. She had served as an election judge, and among other organizations, she was a lifetime member of the Weimar Heritage Society Museum and a member of the Shropshire-Upton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She served as historian for the Taylor-McMillan Family Reunion and was currently a member of both the Fayette and Colorado County Historical Commissions.
Dorothy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Weimar where she had served on the church council. She had also served as a board member of the Travis Street United Methodist Church in La Grange.
Besides her parents, Dorothy’s husband, Warren, her sister, Sadie Dietzel, son-in-law, Jerold (Ron) Johnson, half-sister, Madlyn Besch, and half-brothers, Charles B., Carey L. and James K. Wallace, all preceded her in death.
Dorothy is survived by her children Rox Ann Johnson and Laurie Albrecht of Austin; Wallace Albrecht and wife Jill of Franklin, Tenn.; and her beloved grandchildren, Neal and Wyatt Johnson of Austin and Claire and Margaret Albrecht of Franklin; her brother, Fred L. Wallace and half sister-in-law, Lois Wallace, both of Columbus.
Dorothy’s family suggests that memorials be made to the Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation, 529 Washington, Columbus, TX 78934.
MALCOM LUTHER "MIKE" BASHAM
15 MAY 1942 -- 15 SEPTEMBER 1997
Malcom Luther "Mike" Basham, born May 25, 1942 in Grandview, Texas,
and passed away September 15,1997 in Dallas, Texas. Mike grew up in Venus, where he was Valedictorian of his graduating class of 1960. He graduated in the class of 1964 from Texas A&M and was a member of the Ross Volunteers. He served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966. He married Nancy Elick, January 6, 1968. He was Past President of Lake Highlands Soccer Association; Past President of Bishop Lynch Booster Club; Officer in the Dallas Genealogical
Society; Officer in Royal Highlands Homeowners Association. He was a Professional Genealogist who brought his two hobbies (computer and genealogy) together (GenWeb). He was preceded in death by his mother and
father; Frances and Kermit Basham. He is survived by his wife of 29 years: Nancy Basham, daughters; Susanne Koonce and her husband, Larry (Plano); sons John Basham and his wife Jennifer (Irving), and Mark Basham (Dallas); brothers: Dwaine Basham and his wife, Myrlene (Dallas), Travis Basham and his wife, Peggy (San Antonio), sister: Lieta Wooldridge (Dallas) ; numerous nieces and nephews. Vigil Service-Rosary will be said 7:30 P.M. Thursday September 18, 1997, ST PARTICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH. Rev. Msgr. Richard Johnson and Father Michael Guadagnoli con-celebrants. Interment will be in Grandview, Texas.
If desired, memorials may be made in Mike's name to The Bishop Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund, 9730 Ferguson Rd. Dallas, TX 75228 or Dallas Genealogy Society P.O. Box 12648 Dallas, TX 75225
(Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Rd. 214-327-8291)
DONNA FLO BRAND
21 MAR 1945 -- 24 JUL 2004
Former TXGenWeb CC for Palo Pinto County
Private services were held for Donna Flo Brand, 59, of Cleburne, Wednesday, 04 August 2004, at Rose Hill Cemetery. Donna died 24 July 2004, at a local hospital. She was born in Johnson County, TX on 21 March 1945 to James & Lillian (Thompson) Brand. She retired from
Fireman's Fund Insurance in Dallas where she was a Senior Customer Service Representative in accounting. Donna also had worked in real estate. One of her greatest loves was her work in the genealogy field. She won several awards for the four cemetery books that she wrote. She was given a certificate from the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce for her work on cemeteries in several counties.
Donna easily made many friends from all over the country through her volunteer work in TXGenWeb genealogy in Palo Pinto & Johnson County.
She was a Baptist. She will be missed, not only by her friends & family, but by those she worked so closely with in the internet genealogical world.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra
and Diana Higgins; son,
JOHN JOSEPH DILLON, SR.
20 MAY 1936 -- 01 OCTOBER 2002
Former TXGenWeb CC for Nueces County &
Library Volunteer for the Coastal Bend Genealogical Society
Counties for the USGenWeb.
John Joseph Dillon Sr., 66, of Corpus Christi died Oct. 1, 2002 in a Corpus Christi hospital. A funeral mass was celebrated Oct. 5 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and
interment followed at Seaside Memorial Park.
Dillon was born May 20, 1936 in Cameron, Milam Co.,
TX to Paul S. and Clara Ellen Dillon. He was a chemist for 20 years for
the U.S. Geological Survey. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council
6280 and the Coastal Bend Genealogical Society. He also was a volunteer
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Ivey Dillon in 1999, brother, Leo Patrick Dillon and his parents.
He is survived by sons John Dillon Jr. of Lake Jackson, Paul Daniel Dillon of Corpus Christi, and James Brantley Dillon of San Antonio; daughter, Dana Lynne Dillon of Durham, N.C.; brother Paul Guy Dillon of Rosebud; sister Dorothy Lindvall of Corvallis, Ore.; three grandchildren, Andrea Noelle Dillon, Jacquelyn Michelle Dillon and Rose Marie "Sookie" Dillon.
Aurale (Lee) Huff
21 October 1927 -- 9 January 2010
Former TXGenWeb CC for Caldwell & Gonzales
Counties for the TXGenWeb.
Aurale (Lee) Huff of Harwood, TX, passed away early Saturday morning at Seton Medical Center-Hays, in Kyle. Services were held at the Harwood Cemetery, Sunday, January 10, 2010. She was born in Harwood to Walter and Iva Huff and was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Walter Huff, Jr. and Wayne Huff; her sister, Martha Lewis; a son, John Holbrook; a daughter, Melinda Antuna, two granddaughters, Heather Windham and Carrie Antuna, and great-granddaughter, Kindra Albert.
Being mechanically inclined, at the age of 25, Lee rebuilt a Hillman-Minx automobile engine with no help other than instruction from her father, who had built airplanes in Harwood while she was a small child.
Lee learned her trade in the family newspaper business and, known as a “tramp printer,” travelled across the United States working in newspapers in Houston TX, San Francisco CA, Cincinnati OH, Detroit MI, Modesto CA, and San Antonio TX, where she was a Linotype operator, type-setter and, later, a computer operator. She was the first in her family to become a member of the International Typographical Union.
Lee was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she played the piano, the organ, and taught Sunday School and Family History classes to others. She loved music. She was devoted to doing Family History in the church and was, at the time of her death an active full-time missionary serving as a family history consultant and guide to people from around the world who are searching for their roots. Lee has contributed volumes of information to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT, which is now available online to the world. Her contributions to the family history records in both the Gonzales County Archives and the Luling Family History Center are available to all who seek the information and wish to continue the great work in which she was so eagerly and passionately engaged.
Lee is survived by six children: Jennie Conley of Idaho, Karel Holbrook of California, Peggy (spouse Michael) Aspinwall of Arizona, Philip (spouse Karin) of Colorado, Iva Antuna of Harwood and Sally (spouse Daniel) Windham of Kyle. She also leaves twenty-six grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; one brother, Wallace Huff of Ohio; two sisters, Rosemary Smith of Harwood and Frances DeChane of Michigan, and many nieces, nephew, cousins, and countless friends throughout the world. She was a wonderful mother, sister, and friend and she will be sadly missed.
JAMES ERWIN LANTRIP
06 AUGUST 1929 -- 10 AUGUST 2002
Former County Coordinator for Taylor-Jones-Fisher-Nolan
Counties for the USGenWeb.
Monday, August 12, 2002 Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, TX
MERKEL -- James Erwin Lantrip, 73, loving father and husband, died on
Saturday, August 10, 2002. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the
Merkel Church of Christ with Dick Still officiating. Burial with
military honors will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Anson, directed by
Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
the funeral home.
James was born August 6, 1929 north east
of Hawley, on the Old King
James married Shirley Rich, November 20,
1954 in Glenview, Illinois.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Lantrip
of Merkel; three daughters,
Memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice
Care, P.O. Box 1922,
He was loved by all and will be missed dearly.
? -- 24 April 2002
County Coordinator for Moore, Deaf Smith, Hockley, Cochran, Terry,
and Lamb Counties until January 2002
1939 -- 16 OCTOBER 2001
Bage had been involved with TXGenWeb since at least April 1997. Her Clay County site recieved the The Mike Basham Memorial TXGenWeb County of the Month Award in June of 2000. (by Trey Holt)
Bage Neimeyer, 62, of Bowie died Tuesday, October 16, 2001, in Bowie.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday
in Hope Cemetery, Henrietta,
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Dan
Bragg Jr. of Wichita, Kan., and
Memorials may be made to the American
Red Cross, 1809 5th Street,
BOBBIE JEAN WATSON ROSS
Bobbie Watson Ross, who was Great Granddaughter of Hannibal Gidings Taylor and Mary Jane Bevers Taylor died Oct 12, 2007. She was noted geneaologist and author of several books, including "Taylor & Bevers Pioneer Families of Palo Pinto County Texas." She was a long time County Coordinator for Coryell County TXGenWeb & Hamilton County TXGenWeb.
Below is her obit from the Waco Tribune Herald Oct 13-14, 2007.
Bobbie Jean Ross
Mrs. Bobbie Jean Ross, 71, of Gatesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at
her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Gatesville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Turnersville Cemetery. There is no set time for visitation. Mrs. Ross is survived by husband, James Ross of Gatesville; daughters, Linda Hughes and husband, John of Cove, Ark., Carol Lange and husband, LeRoy of Carlsbad, Texas, and Jeanne Hoke of Whitney; son, Bruce Moore of Laguna Park; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com
RAY ROWLAND WEATHERS
25 JULY 1935 -- 13 JANUARY 2004
Ray maintained TXGenWeb's Hamilton County
The end of this earthly life for Ray Rowland Weathers, 68, occurred, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in Temple, Bell County. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton on Friday, Jan. 16 preceded the Celebration of Life in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church.
Ministers who participated in the Celebration were
Rev. Brad Davis, former Minster of Music, First Baptist Church, Hamilton;
Rev. George Dixon, former pastor, Blue Ridge Baptist Church, Hamilton;
Rev. Kevin McDonald, pastor, Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church, Lake Buchanan;
Rev. Jarred Parnell, pastor, Rosedale Baptist Church, Austin; Mrs. Janet
Petersen, Children's Minster, First Baptist Church, Benbrook; Rev. Randy
Russell, former pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Hamilton; Dr. Billy P.
Smith, Salado Presbyterian Church, Salado; Rev. Linda Wimberly, Pastor,
Mr. Weathers was born July 25, 1935, in Marietta, Love County, Okla., to Mandy Martha (Rowland) and Richard Omer "Dick" Weathers. At the age of 23 months he contracted Infantile Paralysis (Polio), which forever drastically altered his life. Mr. Weathers was a survivor and a fighter, determined to accomplish every challenge as well as being able to do all things, which his older sister and younger brother could do. At the age of nine years he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as the Master of his life and the remainder of his life was devoted to service to our Lord. The Lord blessed Mr. Weathers with a deep rich bass voice which he utilized in singing praises to our Lord and in narrating many Christmas and Easter canta-tas. He attended elementary schools in Dale, Winters, and Ballinger. Homebound services did not exist while he was growing up, hence he had to drop out of school during the long months of recuperation from orthopedic surgeries. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1955. He earned an Associate of Arts from Howard County Junior College (now Howard College) in 1958 and a Bachelor of Science from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, in 1962. He also studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth; the University of Texas, Arlington; and Tarleton University. At the First Baptist Church in Big Spring, his grandfather, Rev. Walter Pervia Rowland and Dr. Phillip Dick O'Brien presided in the wedding ceremony in which Elreeta Ann Crain became his bride. He was ordained as a Minister of Music by Viewpark Baptist Church, in Fort Worth in 1964. Southcliff Baptist Church of Fort Worth, ordained him as a deacon in 1972. Mr. Weathers served as Minister of Music at Greenhill Baptist Church, Snyder; Viewpark Baptist Church, Fort Worth; First Baptist Church, Aspermont; Crusaders Chapel, Fort Worth and Blue Ridge Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church, Hamilton. In addition, he worked in the broadcast industry in both radio and TV, in sales, as a shoe repairman, and as a teacher until health forced his retirement in February, 2003. Mr. Weathers was a member of First Baptist Church, Hamilton; of the Leon River Valley Sons of the American Revolution; and was one of the directors of the Blue Ridge Cemetery Association. He was preceded in death by his father; his sister, Virginia Izella "Ginger" (Weathers) Cowley, and his brother, Rev. Jimmy Wayne "Jim" Weathers.
Survivors include his wife, Elreeta; his mother; Martha
Weathers, Marietta, Okla.; his daughter, D'Ann (Weathers) Herrod and her
husband, Nathan Herrod, Gainesville, Fla.; his brother-in-law, Earl Cowley,
Jr., Odessa; his niece, Beverly Campbell, Marietta, Okla.; nephews, Gerry
Cowley and his wife, Pam, Plains; and Bobby Cowley and his wife, Elaine,
Midland; grandnieces, Michelle Campbell, St. Louis, Mo., Meghan Cowley,
Houston and Shannon Guara, Odessa; grand-nephew, Ian Cowley, Houston and
numerous other rela-tives and special friends. Pallbearers were Bill
Barkley, Todd Barkley, Don Cook, David Courtney, Steven V. McCloskey, Kenneth
Taylor, Jim Wayman, and Charlie Winner. Honorary pallbearer was C. W. "Dub"