LAUBACH, Rev. William Walter of Georgetown. Age 93. Died 1/5/1986 (Sunday) in Georgetown hospital. Services held (Tuesday) from Christ Lutheran Church in Georgetown. Burial (Tuesday) in St.Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Bulverde near Seguin. Rev. Tim Van Antwerp officiated. He was BORN 12/19/1892. He was known for his healing ability in Naturopathy in Walburg and Georgetown. He was active in his land, cattle and Inner Space Cavern businesses until shortly before his retirement. A son and 2 daughters preceded him in death. SURVIVORS: 5 sons, Paul Laubach of Garland, Dr. James Laubach, Wilburn Laubach of Austin, Capt. Luther Laubach of Georgetown, Charles Laubach of Pasadena; 4 daughters, Florence Howell of Pecos, Adeline Waiser of Thorndale, Esther Wilcox of Everman, Patricia Smith of Minot, ND.; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #449-64-5107.
LAUGHLIN, Jesse of Robstown. Age 74. Died 6/17/1981 (Wed.) after a long illness. Graveside services held 6/20 at Lawrence Chapel. Rev. Hugh Stultz of Trinity United Methodist Church officiated. He was BORN 10/23/1906 at Bartlett, TX. and had been a resident of Robstown for 68 years. Member of First Methodist Church in Robstown. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Jesse Laughlin, who was born and raised in Thorndale area; his daughter, Sara Taylor of San Antonio; his son, Randolph Laughlin of Robstown; 2 sisters, Gaynelle Mathews of San Antonio; Juanita McCaskill of Corpus Christi; 2 grandchildren.
LAURENCE, Mrs. Agnes (E. L.) of Thorndale. Age 79. Died ?/1960 (Wednesday) at her home following a long illness. Services held (Friday) at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor. Burial in family plot in Thorndale City Cemetery. Rev. Reuel J. Cooper, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. S.E. Tullock of Taylor, officiated. She was BORN Miss Agnes Sides on 3/8/1881 in the Shiloh Comm., Williamson Co., the daughter of the late James J. Sides and Louanna Olive Sides. Member of the Baptist Church since early girlhood and a member of the Thorndale church for 53 years. Married to Eugene L. Laurence on 11/11/1900. They had 5 sons and 1 daughter. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene, and 4 sons, Reid, J.W., Orville and Larkin. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Miss Eloise Laurence; son, Tolbert Laurence. picture
LAURENCE, Mrs. Doris (Elmer) of 504 Franklin, Austin. Age 38. Died 2/1969 (Wed.) unexpectedly at her home. Services held from Hyltin-Manor Funeral Home in Austin. Burial in the Fiskville Cemetery. Rev. Cecil Avery officiated. Hyltin-Manor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was BORN Doris Odell Rogers, on 2/2/1931 at San Gabriel and the daughter of M/M. Frank Rogers. She had been a resident of Austin since 1950. On 2/2/1952 she married Elmer S. Laurence. SURVIVORS: Husband, Elmer S. Laurence of Austin; parents, M/M. Frank E. Rogers of San Gabriel; son, Roger Elmer Laurence, Austin; daughter, Miss Doris Elaine Laurence, Austin; brother, Elmer Floyd Rogers of North Dakota. SS Death Benefit on #467-48-0243.
LAURENCE, Elmer Stanley of Austin. Age 56. Died 4/26/1982 (Monday). Graveside services held 4/28 (Wed.) in Davilla Cemetery. Rev. George Doss officiated. Condra Funeral Home of Taylor in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 6/2/1925. SURVIVORS: Father, Walter Laurence of Austin; brother, W.B. Laurence of Thrall; 1 grandson. SS Death Benefit on #458-32-6841.
LAURENCE, Dr. Eugene L. of Thorndale. Age 56. Died 9/1933 (Thursday) of ptomaine poisoning from sea food he ate in Waco on 9/15/1933. Services held (Saturday) from First Christian Church. Burial in Thorndale City Cemetery. Rev. R.E. Roberts and local Masonic Lodge District Judge Graham Gillis, officiated. He was BORN 11/23/1876 near Giddings in Lee Co., the second child of L.E. and Louanna Laurence. Married Miss Agnes Cornelia Sides on 11/11/1900. They had 6 children. He taught school from 1898 to 1903 when he entered Vanderbilt Univ. at Nashville, TN., to study medicine. Graduated 1907 with honors and began his medical practice in Thorndale. He enlisted in WW-1, serving in the Medical Corps and was stationed at Ft. McPhearson, GA. for 6 weeks before being transferred to San Juan, Puerto Rico and served there until 12/10/1918 when he was honorably discharge with the rank of 1st. Lieutenant. He returned to Thorndale to continue his practice until his death. Member of First Christian Church of Thorndale and of the local Masonic Lodge. Preceded in death by 2 children. SURVIVORS: Wife, Agnes of Thorndale; sons, Reid Laurence of Castroville and Tolbert Laurence of Thorndale; daughter, Miss Eloise Laurence of Thorndale; 5 brothers, R.B. Laurence, San Antonio; R.M. Laurence, Wilson, OK.; L.E. Laurence, Austin; T.H. and Walter Laurence of Thrall; sister, Mrs. James Gresham of Waco. (Appeared in The Champion of Thorndale.)
LAURENCE, Mrs. Farah Lee (Fred) of Taylor. Age 80. Died 7/1972 (Tuesday) (in paper 7/6/72) in a Taylor nursing home after a series of strokes. Services held (Wed.) in Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor. Burial held in family plot at the Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Roland Humphrey officiated. Grandsons were pallbearers. She was BORN Farah Lee on 7/29/1891, to Duncan & Emma Williams Simmons, in the Shiloh Comm. Married Fred H. Laurence on 5/20/1907, he preceded her in death on 3/14/1970. Lifelong resident of Williamson Co. and until 5 yrs. ago had lived in Shiloh Comm., then moved to the Nursing Home in Taylor. Member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. SURVIVORS: 2 daughters, Mrs. Arden Laurence Barr of Austin, Mrs. C.E. (Mildred) Eckman of Pasadena; 4 sons, W.H. (Jack) Laurence, S.D. Laurence, both of Taylor, Rufus D. and Fred Egger Laurence, both of Thrall; sister, Mrs. Norma Frazier of Elgin; brother, Nathan Simmons of Ft.Worth; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was the aunt of Miss Eloise Laurence and T.L. Laurence of Thorndale. SS Death Benefit on #463-34-1822.
LAURENCE, Fred H. of Shiloh Community. Age 83. Died 3/1970 (Sat.) in his sleep at Taylor Nursing home. Services held (Tuesday) from Lawrence Chapel Methodist Church. Burial in family plot in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. Pastor of the Lawrence Chapel Methodist Church, A.L. Cronk, officiated. Condra Funeral Home of Taylor in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 12/1/1886 at Shiloh in Williamson Co., the son of the late Lemuel E. and Louanna Sample Laurence. Married Farrah Lee Simmons on 5/20/08. Member of the Christian Church and for years was a Sunday School teacher. He was well-learned and knew all the early history of Shiloh Comm. About 18 months before death he joined his wife as a resident in a Taylor nursing home. He and wife observed their 62nd anniversary last May. Preceded in death by 6 brothers and 2 sisters. SURVIVORS: Wife, Farrah Laurence, 4 sons, W.H. (Jack) Laurence and Sidney Laurence of Taylor, Rufus D. and Fred E. Laurence of Rt.1, Thrall; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dieck (Arden) Barr of Austin; Mrs. Mangum (Mildred) Eckman of Pasadena; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; brother, T.Houghton Laurence of Van Horn, number of nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #459-10-3914.
LAURENCE, Jessie R. of Corpus Christi. Age 61. Died ?/1968 (Sunday) in a Corpus Christi hospital. Services held (Tuesday) in Corpus Christi. (Burial info not listed). He was BORN in Thorndale and the son of the late L.E. Laurence and Emma Phillips Laurence. Graduate of the Univ. of Texas, and was an engineer with the Texas Highway Dept. for more than 25 years and at the time of his death was engineer of Nueces County. Preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister. SURVIVORS: Wife, Leah Dillingham Laurence of Corpus Christi; 2 sons, Allen of Victoria and Jessie R. Laurence, Jr. of Robstown; 2 brothers.
LAURENCE, Kenneth Wayne of Lexington. Age 19. Died 4/1976 (Friday). Services held (Sunday) in Knobbs Church near Lexington. (Burial info not listed). Phillips & Luckey of Giddings in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 11/8/1956. SURVIVORS: Parents, M/M. Wayne Laurence of Lexington; sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Goss of San Marcos, Miss Charlene Laurence of Austin; grandparents, M/M. C.A. Sherman of McDade, Mrs. Ethel Sandifer of Elgin; 2 nephews; he was the cousin, of Miss Eloise and T.L. Laurence of Thorndale. SS Death Benefit on #465-02-4843.
LAURENCE, Leah Dillingham of Robstown. Age 75. Died 3/2/1982 (Tuesday). Services held (Thursday) in Robstown Funeral Home. (Burial info not listed). She was BORN 12/22/1905. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Jesse Laurence of Robstown and Allan Laurence of Victoria; brother, Cecil Dillingham of Austin; 2 sisters, Grace Pfluger and Virgie Farrell, both of Austin; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #455-66-4360.
LAURENCE, Mrs. Lucille Love of 520 West 10th St., Taylor. Age 69. Died 2/14/1984 (Tuesday) at her home. Services held 2/16 (Thursday) at Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. She was BORN 8/4/1914 and a member of First Baptist Church in Taylor. Her first husband, Howard Love preceded her in death in 1960 and Wendell H. Laurence died in 1981 also a son, Donald in 1974. SURVIVORS: 6 daughters, Mrs. Dora Mae Farr, Mrs. Shirley Jahn, Mrs. Pat Chalupa, Mrs. Bonnie Rodgers of Taylor, Mrs. Anita Gibson of Belton, Mrs. Roxie Coulston of Waxahachie; 2 sons, Richard Love of Thorndale, Gene Love of Belton; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #463-70-6909.
LAURENCE, Mrs. Mamie Lee Abbott of Ardmore, OK. Age 86. Died 4/1987. Services held (Friday) from Harvey Funeral Home in Ardmore, OK. Burial in family plot of Hillcrest Cemetery in Ardmore. Rev. A. Hamilton of the First United Methodist Church officiated. Nephews were pallbearers. She was BORN 10/11/1901 to Silas and Martha Layne Abbott at Beaukiss in Williamson County. Member of the pioneer Texas family of Adam Lawrence and Sara Miller (Stephen F. Austin's "old 300" colony of 1822). Her maternal grandfather, Henry Layne, was an army officer at Washington on the Brazos and served with General Robert E. Lee in the Texas Wars of Independence around 1840. She grew up in the Lawrence Chapel and Beaukiss Communities and during WW-1 taught school in the Swiss-American Community of New Bern. Married Rufus Merrill Laurence in 1919 and he preceded her in death in 1959. Had resided in Ardmore since 1920 where Mr. Laurence founded the VI Ranch and R.M. Laurence, Inc. Member of above church in Ardmore for 60 years. SURVIVORS: Son, R.M. Laurence, Jr. of Lamur, CO.; 2 daughters, Dr. Virginia Laurence of Stateline, NV. and Betty Ann Rummell of Denton; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nan Tudor of Lubbock; Mrs. Maude Watson and Blanche Todd, both of Amarillo; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #444-44-9327.
LAURENCE, Ruby May of Austin. Age 77. Died 3/1/1982 (Monday). Graveside services held 3/3 (Wed.) in Davilla Cemetery at Davilla. Rev. George Doss officiated. Condra Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 3/30/1903. SURVIVORS: Husband, Walter Laurence of Austin; 2 sons, Walter Laurence of Beaukiss and Elmer Laurence of Davilla; 2 sisters, Lula Marie McClain of Austin and Mrs. Alan Lloyd of Mart; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #458-32-6842.
LAURENCE, Sidney Duncan of Taylor. Age (?). Died (?) (Sat.) in Johns Community Hospital, Taylor, after suffering a heart attack several days earlier. Services held (Monday) in Condra Memorial Chapel, Taylor. Burial in family plot in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Bob Little, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Taylor, officiated. Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 5/27/1910 in Thorndale, parents were the late Fred H. and Sarrah Simmons Laurence. Married in 1934 to Miss Ada Mae Brown who preceded him in death. On 12/31/1965 he married Mrs. Millie Nelson. Lived in Taylor for 29 years and retired after 27 years as a railroad employee. Member of above church in Taylor. Nephews were pallbearers: Laurence and Kenneth Barr, Randall and Denzil Laurence, Fred E. Laurence, Jr. and Terry Laurence. SURVIVORS: Wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Sydna Mae) Buzan of Aniston, AL. and Mrs. Betty Lou Dentler of Abilene; son, Eugene Laurence of Austin and a step-son, Curtis C. Gill of Houston; 16 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dick (Arden) Barr of Austin, Mrs. Mangum (Mildred) Eckman of Pasadena; 3 brothers, W.H. (Jack) Laurence of Taylor, Fred E. Laurence and Rufus D. Laurence, both of Thrall; cousins, Miss Eloise and T.L. Laurence of Thorndale.
LAURENCE, T. H. of Pecos, TX. Age (?). Died ?/1970. Services and burial held in Pecos, TX. He was the nephew of M/M. Henry Barber and cousin to Miss Eloise Laurence and T.L. Laurence, both of Thorndale.
LAURENCE, Walter B. "Nig" of Beaukiss Community. Age 55. Died 1/30/1983 (Sunday) in Seton Hospital in Austin. Services held 2/2 (Wed.) in Taylor. Burial in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. Rev. George Doss officiated. He was BORN 5/12/1927. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Ivy Mae Laurence of Beaukiss; father, Walter Laurence of Taylor; 3 sons, Eugene Laurence of Austin, Darrell Laurence of Elgin, Glenn Laurence of Beaukiss; 1 grandson. SS Death Benefit on #463-34-3767.
LAURENCE, Wendell H. "Jack" of Taylor. Age 73. Died 9/1981 (Friday) at his home. Services held (Monday) at Condra Funeral Home. Burial in family plot at Lawrence Chapel. Rev. Howard Buchanan officiated. He was BORN 6/12/1908 and was a resident of the Taylor area for many years. Veteran of WW-2 and worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 30 years. SURVIVORS: Wife, Lucille Laurence of Taylor; daughter, Arden Ruth Williams of Lubbock; 2 sons, Randall J. Laurence of Lubbock and D.P. Laurence of Thorndale; 2 sisters, Mrs. Arden Barr of Shiloh, Mrs. Mildred Eckman of Pasadena; 2 brothers, Rufus D. Laurence and Fred Laurence, both of Shiloh Comm.; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grand-children; numerous nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #451-24-3903.
LAW, C. R. "Roy" of Cameron. Age 88. Died 4/11/1983 (Monday). Services held 4/13 (Wed.) at First Baptist Church of Cameron. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cameron. Rev. Jim Lafferty officiated. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron. He was BORN 6/23/1894 in Milam Co. Member of the above church. Preceded in death by 2 sons, Charles Roy Law, Jr. in 1967 and Sam W. Law, M.D. in 1975. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Dell Law of Cameron, James M. Law of Cameron; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #449-09-2516.
LAWHON, Alonzo L. of Rockdale & Thorndale. Age 84. Died 2/1967 (Sat.) in a Taylor Nursing Home where he had been for the past several weeks. Services held (Sunday) at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Rev. Allison Joyce, pastor of the Rockdale Christian Church, officiated. Burial in Thorndale City Cemetery with AF&AM Masonic Lodge 978 in charge of graveside rites. He was BORN 9/12/1882 and known as "Lonnie" to his friends in Thorndale. He was a member of OES Chapter 23 of Rockdale, member of Thorndale Christian Church and held life membership in Thorndale Lodge 978 AF&AM. Married Evie Lankford Ponton in 1942 and she preceded him in death in 4/1959. He worked for many years for G.S. Summerlin and Son Grocery, he was a carpenter and plumber prior to his retirement. SURVIVORS: 2 brothers, John O. Lawhon and Sam D. Lawhon of Temple; 2 sisters, Mrs. B.D. Williams, Sr. and Mrs. A.A. Tuma, both of Rockdale; number of nieces and nephews; 2 step-sons and a step-daughter. SS Death Benefit on #459-01-4407.
LAWHON, John Oscar of Mannsville, OK. & Temple. Age 86. Died 9/1/1974 at Veterans Hospital, Temple. Services held at Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial in Thorndale Cemetery. Rev. Tim Griffin, pastor of First Christian Church, officiated. He was BORN 1/1/1888 in Rockdale, the son of the late M/M. Levi Lawhon. Married Bertie Ethridge on 11/20/1922 in Oklahoma. Lived in Temple 9 years and spent most of his life in Mannsville, OK. Veteran of WW-1, serving in the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by wife in 1965 and 5 brothers and 2 sisters. SURVIVORS: Brother, Sam D. Lawhon of Temple; sister, Mrs. A.A. Tuma of Rockdale.
LAWHON, Sam D. of Temple. Age 91. Died 8/25/1986 (Monday) in a Temple hospital. Services held 8/27 (Wed.) in Sheffield Funeral Home in Temple. Burial in Rogers Cemetery. Ministers, J.C. Scott and Terry Casey, officiated. He was BORN 4/3/1895 in Lee County and lived in Milam and Bell Counties most of his life. Veteran of WW-1, farmer and rancher, member of Avenue "T" Church of Christ and retired from Civil Service. SURVIVORS: Wife, Letha Cleveland of Temple; daughter, Elizabeth Barfield of Temple; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #461-22-8498.
LAWLER, Mrs. Helen Harwood of Taylor. Age 73. Died 5/12/1986 (Monday) at Sweetbriar Rest Home in Taylor. Services held (Wed.) at Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Tommy Culwell officiated. She was BORN 2/14/1913 and a member of First Baptist Church at Thorndale. SURVIVORS: 3 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Riggs of Corsicana, Maurine Finch of Taylor, Grace White of Houston; brother, Roy Harwood of Taylor. SS Death Benefit on #553-32-3247, card issued in California.
LAWRENCE, Birdie of Elgin. Age (?). Died ?/1972. Services held in Elgin. "Mrs. Jack Kincaid and Miss Eloise Laurence paid their respects on Friday to the family of Mrs. Lawrence who passed away early in the afternoon."
LAWRENCE, Cordie of Taylor. Age 83. Died ?/1964 (Friday) in a Taylor hospital. Services held (Sunday) at Condra Funeral Home. Burial in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth E. Bass officiated. He was BORN about 1881 and a retired farmer. Nephews served as pallbearers. SURVIVORS: Wife, son, Gilbert Lawrence of Austin; sister, Mrs. Mabel Wilkerson of Taylor; 5 brothers, Ollie of Rockdale, Carl of Thrall, Raymond of Huntsville, Homer of Austin and Barney of Waco; 2 grandchildren.
LAWRENCE, G. C. "Carl" of Rt.1, Thrall. Age 96. Died 9/20/1985 (Friday) in a Temple hospital. Services held 9/22 (Sunday) at Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Val Beard officiated. Grandsons were pallbearers: Jack Winterrowd, Jr., Cass Winterrowd, Larry Moehnke, Donald Pick, James Daniell and Alan Kiesling. He was BORN 3/13/1889 and a lifetime resident of the area. Retired farmer and a veteran of WW-1. Member of the Baptist Church and the American Legion. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Mrs. Jack C. (Shirley) Winterrowd, Sr. of Thrall; son, J.C. Lawrence, Jr. of Thrall; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #461-16-9935.
LAWRENCE, Jr., George C. of Thorndale. Age 63. Died 1/31/89 (Tuesday) in Johns Community Hospital. Services held (Friday) at Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Val Beard officiated. He was BORN 2/5/25 in Taylor, where he lived most of his life. Employed with ALCOA for 27 years. Veteran of WW-2 served in U.S. Marine Corps. Member of Thorndale VFW Post 4009. SURVIVORS: 2 daughters, Deborah Moehnke & husband, Larry, of Blanco, Ginger Kiesling & husband, Allen, of Richmond; sister, Shirley Winterrowd & husband, Jack, of Thrall; 6 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #459-20-0702.
LAWRENCE, Mrs Itha Matilda of 2411 W. Commerce, San Antonio. Age 67. Died 12/31/1944 from a heart attack suffered Thursday. Services held Monday in San Antonio. Burial in Roselawn Burial Park. Rev. D.H. Roberts officiated. She was BORN about 1877. She had visited in Thorndale the week before in the D.W. Cowen home and pictures of the 4 generations, herself, daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter had been made during the holidays as gifts for relatives. SURVIVORS: Sons, J. Horace, D. Leroy and Elliott P. Lawrence; daughters, Mrs. Hugo Ludwig and Mrs. C.D. Wallis; sister, Mrs. F.S. Wright; grandsons, J.V. Renwick and R. Quintin Lawrence; 2 other grandsons; 5 granddaughters and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
LAWRENCE, Mrs. Margie (Gilbert) of 106 Perdernales, Austin. Age 54. Died ?/1964 (Sunday) in a Austin hospital. Services held (Monday) from Wilke-Clay Funeral Home, Austin. Burial in Capitol Memorial Gardens. Rev. A.D. Eberhart officiated. She was a resident of Austin for 21 years and a member of the First Baptist Church of Thorndale. SURVIVORS: Husband; brother, William J. Worley of Austin and a number of nieces and nephews.
LAWRENCE, Milford Arlie of Thrall. Age 30. Died 6/1950 (Wed.) while working in an oil field near Lockhart, he was electrocuted. when the cable he was holding came in contact with a high tension wire. Services held 6/16 at Lawrence Chapel Church. Burial in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery. Rev. R.C. Calvert of First Methodist Church officiated. Condra Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 3/19/1920 and reared in Lawrence Chapel Community. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Allie Simmons Lawrence of Thrall; daughter, Dianna Janice Lawrence of Thrall; son, Norris Arlie Lawrence of Thrall; brother, Gilbert Lawrence of Austin.
LAWRENCE, Wade of Elgin. Age 67. Died 9/19/1986 (Friday). Services held (Tuesday) from Hyltin-Manor Funeral Chapel, 3000 N. Interregional, Austin. Burial in Lawrence Chapel Cemetery near Beaukiss. Rev. Pat Bush officiated. He was BORN 9/11/1920, a native of Thrall and formerly of Austin. Member of First Baptist Church and veteran of WW-2. Retired from the Austin Fire Dept. in 1979 after 28 years of service. SURVIVORS: 3 sons, Ronnie and Rocky Lawrence of Austin, Joe Lawrence of Elgin; 2 step-sons, Dale Leatherwood of Elgin and Robert Leatherwood of Taylor; 2 step-daughters, Sherry Gebaur, Vickie Ross of Austin; brother, Wayne Lawrence of Rockdale; 2 sisters, Adele Card of Neiderland, Corene McDavid of Garland; 13 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #464-16-5770 under Royce Lawrence.
LEATH, Mrs. Linnie (Ned) of Henderson. Age 87. Died 7/1989 in Henderson Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Services held (Thursday) at Crawford A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson. (No burial info listed). She was BORN 2/26/1901. SURVIVORS: Son, Marvin Leath a U.S. Senator; daughter, Mrs. Roy Pool of Henderson; sister, Mrs. Noble Jennings of Henderson; 2 grandchildren, Bob Pool of Henderson and Thomas Leath, student at Baylor Univ. SS Death Benefit on #463-42-4701.
LEDBETTER, Emory C. of Houston. Age 62. Died 10/1/1989 (Sunday) in Houston. Services held 10/7 (Sat.) at New Hope Baptist Church, Rockdale. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Rockdale. Rev. C. Wilkins, pastor of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Houston, officiated. Rev. R.O. Watters, Sr., was New Hope pastor. Carl Barnes Mortuary of Houston in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 8/18/1927 and was a former resident of Rockdale, to M/M. Clark (Ruby Lee) Ledbetter. Married Imie Mae Banks. SURVIVORS: Wife, Imie Mae Ledbetter of Houston; daughter, Selina Ann Roberts of Houston; 2 sons, Emory C. Ledbetter, Jr. and Gerald Ledbetter, both of Houston; mother-in-law, Olivia Mullins of Rockdale. SS Death Benefit on #463-28-7962.
LEDWELL, Eugene Debs of Rockdale. Age 76. Died 1/15/1989 (Monday) in Santa Fe Hospital, Temple. Services held 1/17 (Wed.) in the Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Rockdale. Minister Tommy Sherry of Rockdale Christian Church officiated. Phillips & Luckey of Rockdale in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 4/26/1913 in Thornton, to M/M. George Berry (Arminda Myrtle Caldwell) Ledwell. Mr. Ledwell married Ray Sides on 3/12/1938 in Tucumcari, NM. Member of Rockdale Christian Church where he was a former board member and board president. Preceded in death by father, George Ledwell in 1929; his mother Arminda Ledwell in 1984 and brother, Percy B. Ledwell in 1968. SURVIVORS: Wife, Ray Ledwell of Rockdale; brother, William F. Ledwell of Minerva; sister, Nettie Lee Curlee of Minerva; number of nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #465-09-2171 under E. Ledwell.
LEE, Mrs. Gladys (Bob) of Austin. Age 77. Died 6/5/1989 (Monday) at Seton Hospital. Services held 6/8 (Thursday) at Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Brother Billy Bob Cox and Father Fred L. Raybourn, Jr. officiated. She was BORN 11/30/1911 in Taylor. Married Robert Lee on 7/14/32. They would have been married 57 years in July '89. Member of Christian Church. Preceded in death by a brother and a sister. SURVIVORS: Husband, Bob Lee of Austin; son, Leslie Lee and wife, Frances of Houston; sister, Frances Davis of Highlands; 2 grandchildren, Robert Lee and Randy Lee. SS Death Benefit on #451-32-8622.
LEE, Lovard Lake of St. Louis, MO. Age 76. Died 4/10/1982 (Sat.) after a long illness. Graveside services held (Tuesday) in the old San Marcos Cemetery. Pennington Memorial of San Marcos in charge of arrangements. Lee was BORN 8/26/1905 in Thorndale, the son of the late Dr. L.L. Lee and Kate Kinbrough Lee. His grandfather was Capt. L.L. Lee, a pioneer of San Gabriel area. SURVIVORS: Wife, Margaret (Loos) Lee of St.Louis; 3 sisters, Mrs Mary Sue Blair, Mrs. Katie Belle Brown and Mrs. Alice Euline Gaskell of San Antonio; niece and 3 nephews. SS Death Benefit on #493-01-8675, card issued in Missouri.
LEE, Margaret Ann Luckey of Houston. Age 50. Died 12/1/1989 (Friday) at Parkway Hospital, Houston, after an extended illness. Services held 12/3 (Sunday) at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Houston. Bro. Barron Harris officiated. She was BORN 2/13/1939 to Wallace and Luella (Stephens) Luckey in Houston. Married Harlan Lee on 11/19/1965. Member of Rittenhouse Baptist Church of Houston and an active member of the American Business Women's Asso. Preceded in death by father, Wallace Luckey on 7/28/1981. SURVIVORS: Husband, Harlan Lee; son, Wayne Morris; 2 daughters, Rebekah Lee and Kelli Lee, all of Houston; step-daughter, Michelle Jensen of LaPlace, LA.; mother, Luella (Stephens) Luckey; brother, W.L. Luckey, all of Conroe; 2 step-grandchildren; aunt, Daisy Tucker of Thorndale; uncle, Boyd Stephens of Rockdale. SS Death Benefit on #455-60-0854 under M. Lee.
LEECH, Lisbon R. of Carmichael, CA. Age 75. Died 9/2/1972 (Sat.) in Carmichael, CA. Services held in California. He was BORN 10/21/1896 and was known at "Ray" to his friends. Married Lillian Sealy of Lexington in 1920. Lived in Cameron when they married and was associated with his father, J.T. Leech and brother, Earl Leech, in an oil drilling venture. 3 children were born to the couple while they lived in Cameron and Rockdale, Lisbon R. Leech, Jr., Martha Lee and Doris Ann. In the 1930's the family lived on an oil lease near Rockdale and were active in Home Demonstration Club work. The children attended grade school in the Bethleham Comm. and Mr. Leech served on the board of trustees. An avid sportsman, Mr. Leech enjoyed hunting and fishing. During WW-2 the family moved to Arizona where they lived 6 years. After the war, they settled in Sacramento, CA., where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1970. While in Rockdale, Mr. Leech was active in the Masonic Fraternity having served as Master of the Rockdale Lodge No.414. Family belonged to the First Methodist Church of Rockdale. (No survivors listed). SS Death Benefit on #453-10-1132.
LEFLER, Mrs. Lizzie (Dave) of Thrall. Age 92. Died 6/1972 (Friday) (in paper 6/29/72) in a Taylor nursing home. Services held (Sunday) at Condra Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. James Waller of First Methodist Church, Taylor, officiated. She was BORN 3/20/1884 and had been a resident of Williamson Co. since 1903. Member of Thrall United Methodist Church. SURVIVORS: 3 sons, Leroy and Arthur, both of Taylor and Leonard Lefler of Rosenberg; sister, Mrs. Mary Reichel of Taylor; brother, Frank Newman of Thorndale; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. SS Death Benefit on #465-86-6994 under Lizzie Lefler.
LEFNER, Anton Louis of Florence. Age 64. Died 5/15/1990 (Tuesday) in the Georgetown Hospital. Services held (Friday) at Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in St.Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Lonnie Urban officiated. He was BORN 7/5/1925 in Hoxie Comm., the son of Anton and Annie (Kuban) Lefner. Lived in Florence for past 24 years. Member of St.Mary's Catholic Church in Taylor. Served in U.S. Army during WW-2. Employed as a sheet metal mechanic with Civil Service. SURVIVORS: Wife, Pearl Lefner of Florence; mother, Annie Pish of Taylor; daughter, Eva Gail Bush of Missouri; 2 sons, Anton Lefner of Oglesby, Robert Lefner of Florence; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Biehle of Thorndale; brother, William Lefner of Leander; 4 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #459-20-8567.
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