(BRYAN) Hoyt Wayne Todd was reunited with his Lord on January 16, 2024, on a morning drive to work in an unexpected automobile accident.

Hoyt was born in Bryan, Texas on July 13, 1963, to John Wayne and Dorothy Nell Todd. (Preceded in death.) He was a graduate of North Texas State University. After college Hoyt went on to be an insurance adjuster. He married Kim Stamper on October 2,1999. They had a son Kaleb Todd, who Hoyt loved spending time with.
Hoyt loved football, hunting, fishing, music, playing guitar (he was also a great songwriter). He was larger than life and loved his family dearly, he will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Kim Stamper Todd of Shiloh Texas; son, Kaleb Wayne Todd and girlfriend, Kristen Lockhart of Liberty, Hill, Texas; brother, Jason D. Todd and wife, Kim Denby Todd, of Rockdale, Texas; nephew, Brant Todd of Dallas, Texas; Mother-in-law, Dorthy Frazier of Georgetown; and many Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and Friends.
He is proceeded in death by his Grandparents, Eddie and Mary Nell Ryan; father-in-law, Doug Frazier; and niece, Madison Todd.

Hoyt’s celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday February 24, 2024, 2p.m - 5 p.m., KC Hall, 2201 East Fourth Street, Taylor, Texas 76574. Luncheon will take place at 2:30p.m. with a celebration program starting at 3:30p.m.

In lieu of flowers please donate in Hoyt’s name to Saint Jude’s hospital.

Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home



(ROSEBUD) Georgia Lee Cavitt, 84, of Rosebud, died Thursday February 8, 2024 in a Temple Hospital. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud. Burial will follow in Bluebonnet Cemetery in Rosebud.

Mrs. Cavitt was born September 5, 1939 in Rosebud to George and Annie Thompson Johnson. She attended Wilson White High School in Rosebud. She married Wilmer Allen Cavitt Sr. She worked as a caregiver for Girling Home Health.
She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, George Thomas, husband, Wilmer Allen Cavitt Sr. son, Wilmer Allen Cavitt Jr., two brothers, George (Jim) Thomas and Robert Thomas, six sisters, Betty Thomas, Dorothy Thomas, Linda Thomas, Nancy Thomas, Helen Pace and Ernestine Spears.
She is survived by her sons, Billie Ray Johnson and Eugene Johnson, daughters, Erma Whitfield and husband Billy, Michelle Cavitt, Tracie Cavitt, Patrecia Thomas, Nancy Hodges and husband Eugene, Sherill Demouchet and husband Michael, 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, sister, Carla Baker, brothers, Charles Thomas, Jerry Thomas, Johnnie Thomas Odell Thomas, Randy Thomas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


(LOTT) Frances Jane Kalinowski Wolff, 94, of Lott died on Monday, February 12, 2024. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 18, 4 to 5 p.m., with a rosary following, at Cook Gerngross Green Patterson Funeral Home, in Rosebud. Services for her will be held on Monday, February 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Lott. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery, Lott.

Frances was born on November 8, 1929, to Ben and Mary Kubacak Kalinowski. She graduated as valedictorian of her class at Lott High School, 1947. She attended Southwest Teachers College in Georgetown, graduating in May, 1950 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Elementary Education. On Sunday, September 10, 1950, she married the love of her life, Wallace Wolff, in Lott. He served in the Navy for 20 years and Frances traveled with him to many countries. When he retired, they made their home in Lott. She worked for many years a Educators Credit Union in Waco and then for Wallace.
Frances served her community in many organizations: Lott Queen of the Prairie Civic Club (a founding member), Westphalia VFW Auxiliary, Senior Center (and Bridge Club) in Marlin, and Board of Directors for Clover Hill Cemetery
Frances was very active in her church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, of Lott. She was a member and officer of the Sacred Heart Altar Society, as well as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Rosary leader. She also served on the Finance Committee and the Cemetery Board of Directors.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Altar Society, Lott



(BELTON) Romana Arismendez Lopez passed away at her home in Belton, TX, on February 12th, 2024. Visitation and Rosary will be from 6 to 8pm on Wednesday, February 21st , 2024, at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, Texas

Funeral Mass will be at 10am on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Belton, Texas with burial to follow at North Belton Cemetery.

Romana was born in Coleman, Texas on June 6th, 1938, to Merced Arismendez and Teresa Vega Arismendez.
She married Benito Lopez in Snyder, Texas on November 23, 1960.
Romana was retired from retail sales and became a full-time housewife, so she could work in her flower garden. She was known for being very caring, loving, and never to have met anyone she thought was a stranger, she would do whatever she could to help everyone.
She is survived by her husband, Benito G. Lopez, children; Florence Monroe Lopez, Bobby and Angela Lopez; siblings; Blas and Carmen Arismendez, Pablo Arismendez, Defina Lopez, Connie Barber, Mercedes Lester, Ann and Gonzalo Salazar; Grandchildren; Crystal and husband Andrew Martinez, Bobby Lopez, Zachary Lopez, Alana Lopez, Stefany and husband Michael Concha, Zane Lopez, Daniel and wife Wendy Lopez, Lorenzo Lopez and Lettakaye Lopez, Fifteen Great-Grandchildren and her dog, Reina.

Dossman Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements



(KILLEEN) A memorial service for Brenda L. Hain, 63, of Killeen, will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 20, 2023, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, with full military honors. Ms. Hain died Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at her home in Killeen.

Ms. Hain was born, August 8, 1960, in Alexandria, Virginia, the daughter of Vernon and Margaret (Kaelber) Hain. She served in the United States Army and retired as a First Sgt. Her career with the Army took her to Germany, Kuwait, Ft. Benning, Georgia and Ft. Hood. While at Ft. Hood, she served on the prosecution team in the Nadal Hussain Case. She was also a sharpshooter, a paralegal in the military and the civilian realm, and a veteran of the Gulf War Era. Earlier in life she was a barrel racer, and always an animal advocate. She was a member of the Metropolitan Community Church in Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one brother Bruce Hain, one sister Barbara Hain; her beloved animals Brodie, Beauty and Seton along with various strays.


Dossman Funeral Home In Charge Of Arraingments


(GOLDTHWAITE) On February 13th, 2024, Robert Delton (R.D.) Tippen, Widower, beloved father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 100, just 3 months shy of his 101st birthday.

R.D. was born on May 8th, 1923, to Frank and Minnie Mae Tippen in Goldthwaite, Texas. He was the youngest of five children. He graduated high school in 1941 at the age of 17 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. R.D. served in the military with a rank of Quarter Master 2nd Class during WWII and was assigned as helmsman to several light class cruisers, including the USS Columbia, the USS Denver, and the USS Montpelier. He served his entire career in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Purple Heart and fourteen battle stars for wartime campaigns in WWII.
R.D. met his wife Betty, while on leave in Houston. When he was discharged from the U.S. Navy, R.D. married Betty Moore in 1947 and raised two sons, Robert D. (Bob) Tippen II, and Scott Tippen. He was a member of the American Legion Post 133 and the Masonic Lodge of Belton, Texas.
R.D. worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 38 years. After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling, camping throughout the United States and Canada, enjoying nature and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid wood carver and prior to losing his eyesight to glaucoma and macular degeneration, he made many carvings that are still enjoyed by his family today. He will be remembered for his generous and easy-going spirit and ready smile.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his siblings, Frank Tippen, Raymond Tippen, Ruth Wood, and Ina Mae Tippen; his wife of 75 years, Betty Tippen.
He is survived by his two sons, Robert D. (Bob) Tippen II of Houston, Texas and Scott Tippen of Belton Texas; one daughter-in-law, Melissa Tippen of Belton, Texas; one granddaughter, Dr. Samantha Tippen of Houston, Texas and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Amedysis and Our Hospice House-Central Texas for their compassionate care and unwavering support.

Dossman Funeral Home in Belton, Texas is handling arrangements. Graveside services only will be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024, at 9am, officiated by Rev. Ernest Thompson of Troy, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to Our Hospice House-Central Texas.


(THORNDALE) John Lee Jaeger, 79, of Davilla, passed away suddenly, Monday February 12, 2024, at his home. Services will be 2 pm, Sunday, February 18, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Thorndale with Pastor Schaller and Pastor Doria officiating. Burial to follow at St. Paul Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Saturday, February 17, from 5-7 pm at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Rockdale.

John was born August 6, 1944, in Houston, Texas to J.W. and Irene Jaeger. He served in the United States Navy, Lifelong rancher and retired from Texas Utilities. He loved going to his house at the coast with friends and family and going saltwater fishing. He supported the youth rodeo and The New Braunfels Jr. Sherriff’s posse with their roping and riding. In 1979, he and Mack McCormick worked with the Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists, in securing the signatures of 10,000 acres of Milam County landowners to reintroduce Whitetail and Turkeys back into Milam County. He was a member of San Andes Mason lodge #170. He also volunteered with Aransas Pass Lodge 1080 for their annual Shrimporee. Johnny loved hunting and he found joy in allowing the special ones to hunt with him. He processed all of his own meat and taught many that lifelong skill. He made the best sausage and kept the recipe in secret black book. He loved to watch his kids and grandkids play sports and attend their extracurricular activities. He was known for his nicknames and teasing his grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons Jimmy and Jerry Jaeger; sister Kathy Edge and Brother-in-law Rodger Edge; father-in-law, Albert Schlather and mother-in-law Ester Schlather.
He is survived by his wife Joyce Jaeger; daughter, Jennifer Ramirez and husband, Aaron; Bonus son, Tommy McCormick and wife, Ashley; grandchildren, Chelsea Christ and husband, Caleb, JR Christ, Nicholas and Alayna Ramirez, MaKayla and RaeAnn McCormick and Jacob Hash; brother, David Jaeger, sister, Cecelia Robinson and husband, Albert, brother-in-law, Albert Schlather and wife, Beverly; numerous, nieces, nephews and friends.

Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home




(CAMERON) Walter Joseph “Joe” Wallace, Jr., 69, of Cameron died Monday, February 12, 2024 at his home. Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Masonic graveside services will be held following at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Joe Wallace, son of Walter Joseph and Bernice (Story) Wallace, was born September 5, 1954 in Houston. He married Debra Kay “Debbie” McDonald on June 8, 1974. Joe worked for Alcoa for over 31 years before retiring. He was a Master Mason with memberships in most of the Masonic lodges in Milam and Falls Counties where he had served in all of the individual lodge offices as well as District Deputy. Joe is survived by: His wife       Debbie Wallace of Cameron
Sons Walter Joseph “Trey” Wallace, III of Cameron Andrew Seven Wallace & wife Alicia of Richmond Daughters Teri Raymond & husband Barry of Lexington Amber Basonic & husband David of Cameron Sister       Carol June Smith of Atlanta, TX 8 grandchildren Walter J. Wallace IV, Hannah Raymond, Kaylee Wallace, Hailey Raymond, Maddie Basonic, Brynn Wallace, Abbie Jo Basonic and Emma Grace Wallace. Several nieces and nephews.


Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.






(LITTLE RIVER-ACADAMY) Richard Randolph Patton, 61, of Little River-Academy, passed away on February 7, 2024, at a Temple hospital at 6:30am. Visitation will be on Friday, February 16, 6-8pm. Services will be Saturday, February 17, at 2:00pm. Both events will take place at Dossman Funeral Home.
Richard, better known as Randy, was born on December 19, 1962, to Gary Wendill Patton and Ursula (Wolff) Patton, in Heidelberg, Germany.
He married his wife of 40 years, Louise Garza, on September 16, 1983.He spent a lot of time on the road as a truck driver for 29 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and working on cars. His real joy was spending time with his family, he loved to make people laugh. He looked forward most to spending his evenings drinking coffee and having quality time with his wife.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Patton; their 4 children, Daniel Patton & wife Noemi, Josh Patton & wife Emily, Candice Baumann & husband Erich, and Kaidynce Patton; 8 grandchildren, Ella, Sophia, Jadon, McKenna, Maci, Gavin, Dax, and Lily; one brother, Steven Walker; and one sister, Linda Vickers. Preceded in death by his mother, Ursula Wolf, father, Gary Patton,
stepfather, Michael Walker, brother, Brian Patton, and sister, Diane Herzog.

Dossman Funeral Home in Charge of Arraingments




(WESTPHALIA) Bernard Edward Ordner, 81, of Westphalia, died Friday, February 9, 2024 at his residence. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Today in the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia. Father Darrell Kostiha will officiate . Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Westphalia. Rosary will be recited at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Bernard was born September 1, 1942 in Westphalia to Eddie and Irene Smetana Ordner. He attended school in Westphalia and graduated from Lott High School in 1960. He married Carol Kasberg on April 9, 1967. He attended Barber College and graduated as a Master Barber. He worked as an electrician for Alcoa in Rockdale for 30 years and retired in 1999. He also worked as a rancher and raised Black Angus Cattle. He enjoyed baling hay, fishing, boating, camping, hunting and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Charles Ordner.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Kasberg Ordner of Westphalia, one son, Kevin Ordner and wife Jennifer of Westphalia, his grandson, Kasen Ordner, one brother, Robert L. Ordner and wife Carolyn, and his sister-in law, Greneta Ordner.

Cook-Gerngross-Green-PattersonFuneral Home in Rosebud is in charge of arrangements.



(ROCKDALE) Betty Joyce Dockall Guthrie, a couple of weeks away from her 92 birthday, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 11, 2024 in Odessa, Tx. Services will be held on Saturday February 17, at 2pm at Phillips and Luckey Funeral home in Rockdale, Tx with Pastor Patrick Welton officiating. The family will receive visitors an hour prior to services.

Please join us in celebrating the life of Betty Guthrie and remembering the joy and love she brought to all that knew her.
She was born on February 24, 1932 in rural Rockdale, Tx. to Walter and Bertha Dockall. Betty was a dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed working in and showing off her garden and immaculate yard. It was truly a beautiful site to see. A trait she passed along to her daughters, as they both enjoy gardening as well. She was also very particular about her choice of ice cream, and requested only Blue Bell vanilla ice cream. In her younger years, you could catch her dancing around the house to the music of Tom Jones. She never missed an episode of Wheel of Fortune, and also loved watching the Dallas Cowboys. Christmas was important to her. She made sure to send out Christmas cards each year to everyone she knew. And she had a large pencil cactus that lived for decades, that she joyfully decorated each Christmas. She stayed active by going to the mall and joining a group of mall walkers for several years, becoming friends and conversing with many people who worked at various stores around the mall. She also loved cooking Sunday dinner for her family. For many years, it was tradition to gather at her house and eat together every Sunday. The running joke amongst the family was to cover your plate with your hands when she walked by once you were full, so that you weren't overserved with more mashed potatoes or another dinner roll. She had great pride for her hometown. She kept in touch diligently with her hometown area friends. She subscribed to the Rockdale Reporter up until the month of her passing. She also donated each year to the Bushdale Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter F. Dockall and Bertha (Drescher) Dockall, husband of 58 years, Weldon "Wink" Guthrie, her sister, Berenice Dockall Eastwood, her brothers, Walter Dockall Jr., and Jimmy Dockall, and grandson Christopher Garcia.
Betty is survived by her three children: Son, Brian Guthrie and his wife Natalie Guthrie, of Fulshear, Tx. Daughter, Sharon Moya and her husband Joe Moya, of Odessa, Tx. Daughter, Debbie Guthrie, of Tyler Tx. She was also a cherished grandmother to her two granddaughters, Erika Brechler and husband Matt Brechler, of Galveston, Tx. And Elizabeth Guthrie and husband Nathan Roe of Odessa, Tx. She had 2 great grandsons that she loved dearly, Michael Karr III and Samuel Roe, of Odessa, Tx. She is also survived by 2 siblings. Her sister, Shirley Lindsey of Georgetown, Tx. And her brother, William Dockall of Rockdale, Tx. Also many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews, and even great grand nieces and nephews, whom she loved very much.

The family would like to extend our extreme gratitude to her nurses and aides of Hospice of Midland, and the staff at Courtyards,who helped her during her time with them.

Phillips and Luckey Funeral home in charge of Services


(HARKER HEIGHTS) Stella Jean Zale, 73, OF Harker Heights Texas, Stella Zale, DIED ON February 10, 2024 in Harker Heights,Texas. Youngs Daughters Funeral Home in Temple in charge of Arrangments


(HENDERSON) Dean (Chip) Richardson Jr. 56, City of residence: Henderson, TX service and burial: 11am thursday Central Texas Veteran Cemetery in Killeen Tx

Died Wednesday Jan 10, 2024 in Knox City, Texas Born July 13, 1967 Palo Alto, California to Babette and Dean Richardson Sr.
Attended school Oak Grove, Missouri After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1990 as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Mechanic. He excelled to rank E-4 and within that same year was deployed in support of Desert Storm, serving his country honorably. Within the four years he served he received the Army Commendation Medal as well as the Southwest Asia Service Medal. Following his military career, he began working for Visual Techniques in Longview, Texas where he worked in fabrication and design.
Preceded in death and dates of their deaths (spouse and children only): He is preceded in death by his beloved step-son Nathan He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Richardson of Kilgore, and his two sons Zachary and Nicholas Richardson of Oak Grove, Missouri Number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Youngs Daughters Funeral Home in Temple in charge of Arrangments



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