Laura Irene Williams, 56, died on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Survivors include: her mother, Roby Rudine Rogers, of Midland; father, Jarvel Freeman Williams, of Zephyr, Texas; daughters, Crystalle Palmer, of Weatherford, and Candis Chambers, of Midland; son, Roy Harris Jr., of Llano; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Billie Joyce Tinnel-Norris passed away Nov. 9, 2014. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on Feb. 5, 1952. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carma Joyce and Bill Davis, and her brother, Wain Davis. She is survived by her: her son, Bruce Bennett; daughter, Billie Johnson, of Washington State; siblings, Carma Cunningham and Willie Davis, both of Llano, Jay and Sharon Davis, of New Mexico; Lee Davis, of Austin; ex-husband, Rod Norris, of Llano, and seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cremation Warrangements were made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. in Llano. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jean Kaspar, 83, of Kingsland, died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was born on Oct. 19, 1931, in Three Rivers, Texas, the daughter of Cheatham L. and Joyce (Pullin) Holmes. She married Edward Kaspar on Oct. 9, 1946, in Oakville, Texas. The Kaspars moved to the Highland Lakes region in 1968 from Houston and she served as the business manager for her husband’s construction business. When she and her husband were not traveling in their RV or playing in the 42 Club, they square danced with the Country Cuzzins and cherished the many friendships they made. Kaspar was a very active member of the Kingsland Community Church for over 42 years. She served as a greeter, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, president of the Woman’s Christian Organization and committed much of her time on numerous committees in service to the church. She was also a stellar accumulator for the annual church rummage sales.
Cory Dow Stovall was born in Llano, on Sept. 15, 1970 and died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Nov. 3, 2014 at the young age of 44. He graduated from Llano High School in 1989, then attended Abilene Christian University, where he played football and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in 1995. He had a successful career in the oil and gas industry. Stovall lived and worked on numerous pipeline projects all over the United States and in various supervisory positions including superintendent, project manager, environmental inspector and chief. He had been contracted with Kinder Morgan for the past six years. He had a gentle spirit and those who had the pleasure of knowing him or being in his presence were somehow touched by his kindness, ease of existence, generosity and selflessness. Many friends have shared that they are better people for having Cory in their lives.
Wallace “Wally” Edward Montgomery, 73, died on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the home he shared with wife Barbara, in Tow, Texas. Montgomery was born on July 24, 1941, in Georgetown, Texas, the son of William Sherman Montgomery and Myrtle Elizabeth Montgomery. He married Barbara Jean Wood on Feb. 13, 1965. She survives. Montgomery was retired from Southwestern University in Georgetown. He was preceded in death by his parents. In addition to his wife, barbara, Montgomery is survived by: two daughters and a son-in-law, Virginia and Wesley Moerbe and Vickie Montgomery; four grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Loretta Moerbe, Morgan and Jeff Moerbe, Elizabeth and Sam Herkomer and Melaine Hutchens; two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Coley; his brother and sister-in-law James V. “Butch” and Lyne Montgomery, and, four nephews, along with numerous other family members. A memorial service was held for Montgomery on Monday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.
Corrinne Iris Jensen Layton, died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Waldrope- Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Kingsland. Layton was born on Nov. 27, 1929, in Huron, South Dakota, the daughter of Margaret Stitt and James Jensen. She married Bobby Freeman Layton on Aug. 1, 1964, and he survives. Layton moved to Sunrise Beach after retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank in San Antonio. She then spent many years working at Highland Lakes Bank. Layton was known to life life to its fullest, spreading kindness and love. Her greatest loves were her family, friends, pets, bowling and gardening. In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Cheri Jensen of South Dakota; sisters and a brother-in-law, Phyllis Carlson, of Illinois, and Virginia and Eugene Quesnot of San Antonio.
Patsy Maxine Ochsner, 76, of Midland, Texas, died on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at Kelview Heights Baptist Church in Midland, Texas, today, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, with the Rev. Jerry Berry officiating. A funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Llano on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, starting0 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Jerry Berry officiating. Burial will follow at Llano City Cemetery. Ochsner was born on Feb. 19, 1938, in Southmayd, Texas, the daughter of Beulah (Earl) and Robert Akin. In 1956, she graduated as valedictorian from Seagoville High School, where she was an All-State and All-Star basketball player. She earned a basketball scholarship to North Texas State University, where she graduated in 1959. She moved to Midland and went to work as a school teacher. Shortly thereafter, she met and married George Ochsner on May 28, 1960.
Wilbur “Bill” Lloyd Harlan,94, died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. A memorial service will be held in Harlan’s honor at First Baptist Church in Llano at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, with the Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating. He was born in Houston on Feb. 16, 1920, to Charles T. Harlan and Mary Elizabeth Brown Harlan. Harlan served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in the Aleutian Islands as a radioman in a PBY sub hunter, rescue plane. He had to “work” to enlist, as he was too tall to enlist at six foot six-and-a-half inches. Squadron 143 was rushed to Alaska to stop the Japanese island hopping in the Battle of the Aleutian Islands in June 1942, which became known as the ‘Forgotten War’. He was a master Mason and member for over 65 years, most recently as a member of Llano’s Mason Lodge No. 242. Harlan was the first appointed bailiff of the District Court and Llano County Court and he served 17 years.
Mrs. Beulah Irene Wright, 91, of McMinnville, Tennessee, died on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Raintree Manor in McMinnville, Tennessee. A funeral service is planned for 1 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel, with the Brothers John Jones and Bobby Vickers officiating. Her grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers as interment follows at 11 a.m. (EST) Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Princeton, West Virginia, with Gary Pennington officiating. The Wright Family will receive friends today, Oct. 15, from 4-8 p.m. and tomorrow, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home in McMinnville, Tennessee. Wright was born on Feb. 08, 1923, in Narrows, Virginia, to Opie Earl and Ella Frances Crawford Hylton. She previously worked in retail sales and was a member of Sunny Hills Baptist Church.