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The Hamilton Herald-News   02/19/2004

John Tabers, 53, died Feb. 14, 2004 in his home in Whitney. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mr. Tabers was born Oct. 6, 1950 in Gatesville.
He worked for Hamilton HealthCare for 20 years and was a loving and caring person.
Survivors include his mother, Carrie Tabers of Whitney; a daughter Melanee Keleman; two granddaughters, Tori and Tiffani and two brothers, Charles and Tommy Tabers and two sisters, Sue Ray and Linda Martinets.


The Hamilton Herald-News       March 31, 2005

Cora Matilde Klatt Terry, 96, a homemaker, died March 16, 2005, in Fort Worth. Graveside services were held March 19 in Laurel Land Memorial Park. 

She was born Oct. 28, 1908, in Womack to C.F. and Anna Klatt, the second of five children. She was married to Clinton Terry on March 29, 1952, in Corpus Christi. 

She was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church, baptized in January 1910 in Greenvine and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aleman. At the time of her death, she was a member of Charity Lutheran Church in Burleson. 

She graduated from Aleman High School and worked as a civilian employee at the Corpus Christi Naval base during World War II. She was next employed as an office manager in a doctor's office. After her marriage, she devoted her life to homemaking. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton; her parents, Anna and C.F. Klatt; brothers, Herbert and Auline Klatt and sister, Vera Endebrock. 

Survivors include a sister, Oleta Klatt of Houston; sister-in-law, Mabel Klatt of Hamilton; five nieces; one nephew; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Memorials: may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Laurel Land Funeral Home


The Hamilton Herald News, 12/04/2003


Corene Steward Terry, 82, of Stephenville died Nov. 28, 2003 at Scott and White Hospital. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Comanche County. 

Mrs. Terry was born April 11, 1921 in Comanche County. 

She worked in health care for Hamilton County Hospital for 12 years prior to her retirement. 

Mrs. Terry was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Stephenville. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rob and Ora Steward; a brother, Willis and three husbands, Homer Brown, Donald Colcleasure and Elmer Robert “Pete”  Angermann. 

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Eldon Terry of Stephenville; sons, Dulane and wife Veronica Colcleasure of New Mexico, Timothy Steward and wife Sabrina Angermann of Lampasas; a sister, Vena Brown of Hamilton; sister-in-law, Anna Marie Hill of Comanche; aunt, Louise Spivey of Grandview; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


January 6, 2005 The Hamilton Herald-News 

Dr. Grayson C. Tennison, 80, died Dec. 31, 2004, in Fort Worth. Memorial services were held Jan. 3 at Gambrell Street Baptist Church. Graveside services were held at Greenwood Memorial Park. Dr. Tennison was born Dec. 27, 1924 in Plainview. He graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Tennison began services as a missionary in 1949 in Brazil with the International Mission Board. He transferred to Portugal in 1960. From 1976 to 1983 he was pastor of First Baptist Church in Jacksboro and returned to Portugal until his retirement in 1989. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Betty Tennison of Fort Worth; children, Gene Tennison and wife, Barbie of Dayton, Laura Law and husband, Dick of Fort Worth and James Tennison and wife, Debra of Arlington; grandchildren, Amy McAdams, Julie Spell, Grayson Eugene Tennison Jr., Toya Haas, Christie Pierce, Sara Law, Justin and Lauren Tennison; great-grandson, Hayden McAdams; brothers, Dr. Clifton Tennison, C. E. Tennison and Ike Tennison and wife, Verna; sister, Ramona Akins and husband, the Rev. Ferris; and a sister-in-law, Ellen Pyle. 
Greenwood Funeral Home



The Hamilton Herald-News         July 28, 2005


Billie Thomas, 86, of Gatesville died July 21 at a Temple hospital. Services were held July 24 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville with Dr. Steve Dominy officiating. Burial was at Hemmeline Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas was born Jan. 7, 1919 in Gatesville, the son of Boss and Rena Black Thomas. He was married to Doris White on April 24, 1941 at the First Nazarene Church in Temple. He served his country in the Army from 1944 until 1946. He was a dairy farmer, rancher. He loved nature and enjoyed family gatherings and making homemade ice cream.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Cindy Gay Thomas, a great-grandchild, Colt Justice Schiff; sisters, Mattie Thomas Renau, Opal Thomas Lary and Wilda (Willie) Pearl Thomas Bird, brother, Stony Thomas.
Survivors include his wife; children, Jacqueline Kay Tho-mas of Gatesville, Ricky Duane Thomas and wife Sandra Bird Thomas of Stephenville, Robbie Thomas Lam and husband Gene Lam of Gatesville, Billie Shawn Thomas of Gatesville and Jody Thomas and wife Robin Young Thomas of Gatesville; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, LouDean and husband Bob Daniel of McKinney, Lois Stewart of Big Springs and Ruth Winkler of Dallas.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist church Flower Fund of the American Cancer Society.


The Hamilton Herald-News June 23, 2004 

Nellie Tippie, 105, died June 20, 2004, at Stanton Care and Rehabilitation Center in Stanton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 23 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Gary Tate, of Golf Course Road Church of Christ in Midland, officiating. Burial follow at Trinity Memorial Park. 

She was born on July 4, 1898, in Shive and married Ernest M. Tippie on October 13, 1913 in Hamilton. He preceded her in death in December 1946. She was also preceded in death by her infant son, W. H. Tippie and her daughter, Christine Hartley in October of 1996. 

She moved to Big Spring in 1940 and to Midland in 1990. 

She was a talented seamstress and after her husband's death she made her livelihood sewing for others and later worked for Swartz Dress Shop in Big Spring doing alterations. 

Mrs. Tippie loved to work in the yard. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the V.F.W. She was a member of 14th and Main Church of Christ in Big Spring and the Golf Course Road Church of Christ in Midland. 

She lived her life for the Lord and received strength from God to live such a long and healthy life. Survivors include two daughters, Ernestine Hammack of Midland and Mealdine Principe of Panama City, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and 52 great great grandchildren. 

Nalley-Pickle & Welch

Nellie Perkins married Ernest M. Tippie on 3 Oct., 1913, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 6, p. 150.


The Hamilton Herald-News           10 March, 2005

Minnie Ida Tischler, 97, died at Hamilton Feb. 28, 2005. Funeral services were held March 2 in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with interment in St. John Lutheran Cemetery at Priddy. She was born July 1, 1907 at Indian Gap, Texas the daughter of Willie M. and Martha Meissner Seider. 

She was married to Gottlieb Tischler on May 24, 1928 at St. John Lutheran Church in Priddy. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1970. 

Mrs. Tischler was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand-mother and aunt. She loved to play dominoes for the fellow-ship and it kept her mind sharp. While in the nursing home each evening she was playing. Minnie loved to visit with people. 

She is preceded in death by her husband; three children, Raymond Tischler, Annie Mae Pack and R.B. Tischler; four sisters and three brothers. 

Survivors include a son, Lee Roy Tischler of Lubbock; five grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren and one sister. Erna Marwitz of Hamilton. 

Pallbearers were JoBob Thetford, Jason Thetford, Nolan Bentley, Brett Demetruk, A.L. Warren and Michael Tis-chler. 
Riley Funeral Home



Grover Dean Tomblin, 78, died Feb. 27, 2005, at his home in Evant with his wife, Lorene, by his side. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Feb. 29 in the First United Methodist Church in Evant with Rev. James Marrs officiating. Burial followed in the Elgin City Cemetery. 

He was born in LaGrange on Nov. 25, 1926, the son of C. B. and Jo Thompson Tomblin. He was a member of the 1945 Gatesville High School graduating class and was inducted into the service on March 26, 1945. He served with the 318 1st Signal Service Battalion in Okinawa, achieved the rank of sergeant and as honorable discharged in December, 1946. 

After the war, Mr. Tomblin worked in highway construction. He was married to Lorene Prinz, on Ausgust 28, 1949, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Coupland. The couple lived in in many different areas of Texas due to his employment and were fortunate to acquire numerous and long lasting friendships. 

After living in the Dallas area for 30 years, he retired in 1984 and the couple made their home in Evant. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Evant and American Legion Post 0042. Mr. Tomblin was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack Tomblin; and a sister, Janie Tomblin. 

Survivors include his wife, Lorene; a brother, W. L. Tomblin and wife, Fran, of Georgetown; a sister, Mary Jo Niewald and husband, Gus, of St. Louis, Missouri; his nieces, Elaine Heinzke-Hennig, Lena Jo and Amanda Lindemann and Cheryl and Lindsey Willis. 

Pallbearers were friends and former co-workers James Miller, Charlie Wolff, Leroy Boothe, Mike Pallanez, Roscoe Friesenhahn, and Bill Hennig. 

Honorary pallbearers were special friends Jack Dahlstrom, Sr., Morris Brown, Wallace Levy, Joe Manning, and Juan Hernandez and nephews Roger Simmons, Erich Simmons, Jeff Willis, Larry Prinz, Ronnie Prinz, Ray Niewald, John Lindemann, and Johnny Lindemann. 

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Evant Building Fund, P.O. Box 146, Evant, Texas 76525 or Scott and White Hospice, 2401 South 31st Street, Temple, Texas 76508 or the charity of your choice. 
Riley Funeral Home



The Hamilton Herald-News, April 1, 2004 

Addie Lee (Mosley) Townsend, 87, died March 23, 2004 at Hamilton General Hospital in Hamilton. Funeral services were held March 25 at Pleasanton First Baptist Church with Pastor Jim H. Townsend Jr. officiating. Burial was at the Brite Cemetery in Leming. 

She was born March 2, 1917 in Pleasanton. Mrs. Townsend was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and a Christian who loved to use her gift of hospitality by welcoming others into her home. She was a member of Stonewall Baptist Church in San Antonio. 

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Mark and Marelda Moseley, her husband, Jim H. Townsend Sr. and a daughter, Evelyn Riley. 

Survivors include two daughters, Lois Ormand of Hamilton and Bobbie Broadway of San Antonio; two sons, Pastor Jim H. Townsend Jr. and wife Virginia of Hamilton; Phillip Townsend and wife Sharaine of Adkins; a sister, Thelma Peyton and husband Jim of Devine; a brother, J.B. Moseley and wife Willie Lee of Hallettsville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers were Ronnie and Donnie Bedwell, Mike and Randy Townsend, Gene Riley and J.C. Broadway, all grandsons of the deceased



The Hamilton Herald-News--August 21, 2003 

Perle Trimble, 87, died Aug. 14, 2003 in a Stephenville hospital. Graveside services were held Aug. 16 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Rev. Emil Becker officiating. 

She was born March 19, 1916 in Hamilton County, the daughter of Joseph Wyatt and Mary Jane Smith Trimble. 

Ms. Trimble was an administrative assistant for Southwestern Bell and a Baptist. 

Survivors include a brother, Winfred Trimble of Cedar Park; two sisters, Merle Trimble and Mary Lou Salyer of Stephenville; a niece, Sharon Johnson of Stephenville and several other nieces and nephews. 

Lacy Funeral Home



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