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Milam County, Texas

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Find Your Roots in Some Central Texas Obituaries

The Celebration of Lives Lived

Earliest Birth - 1846 -- Latest Death - 1994

MILAM COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Lucy Hill Patterson Library
201 Ackerman Street
Rockdale, Texas 76567


Copyright 1996
Milam County Genealogical Society

All Rights Reserved
Library of Congress Catalog Card No."Pending"


Compiled by
Gloria U. Martin (Deceased)



ROARK, Haney Christian of Oklahoma City, OK. Age 65. Died 11/28/1982 (Sunday) in Oklahoma City. He was BORN 9/24/1914, the second son of the late H.M. & Belle Christian Roark. SURVIVORS: 2 sons of Oklahoma City and Atlanta, GA; also 2 brothers, Max Roark of Rosebud and Laddie Joe Roark of South Dakota. SS Death Benefit on #449-09-5633.

ROARK, Haney Max of Rockdale. Age 87. Died 3/1967 (Sunday) in a Rosebud hospital after an extended illness. Services held (Wed.) at Phillips & Luckey Chapel in Rockdale. Burial in the Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple. Rev. George H. Brown assisted by Rev. James Todd, officiated. Green's Funeral Home of Rosebud in charge of arrangements. BORN 8/16/1879, he was a retired school teacher and had lived in Milam Co. for 67 years. Taught in Thorndale and Andice in Williamson Co. Was a former county clerk of Milam Co. and also served as State Representative of Milam Co. prior to his retirement. Member of First Baptist Church, Rockdale, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Belle Christian Roark of Rockdale; 4 sons, Woodrow W. Roark of Temple; Haney C. Roark of Oklahoma City, Max W. Roark of Rosebud and Laddie J. Roark of Culver City, CA.; brother, J.O. Roark of Arlington; 3 Sisters, Miss Maude Roark, Mrs. O.F. Robinett and Mrs. John Luce, all of Arlington; 8 grandchildren, 7 nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #457-36-2473.

ROARK, Max W. of Rosebud. Age 72. Died 9/28/1989 (Thursday) in a Temple hospital. Graveside services held 9/30 (Sat.) in Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple. Minister David Hall officiated. Green-Gerngross Funeral Home of Rosebud in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 8/18/1917 in Thorndale and spent his youth in Thorndale, where his father the late H.M. Roark, was superintendent of Schools for a number of years. Later spent time in Rockdale, Temple and Rosebud, where he was a former City Judge. Veteran of WW-2. Memorials to American Cancer Soc. SURVIVORS: Wife, Maurine Roark of Rosebud; 2 sons, Michael J. Roark of El Paso and Dan M. Roark of Austin; brother, Laddie Joe Roark of Challis, Idaho; 3 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #451-14-0832.

ROBBINS, Charles Daniel of Temple. Age 95. Died ?/1989 (Friday) in a Temple nursing home. Services held (Tuesday) at Canyon Creek Baptist Church. Burial in Val Verde Cemetery. Rev. Albert Martin, Jerry Raines and Wary Durnal officiated. He was BORN c.1894 in Granger to the Rev. George William and Nancy R. Troxell Robbins, who were early preachers in the Central Texas area. He was a farmer and rancher in the Val Verde Community until his retirement. He was an ordained deacon of a Baptist church since 1944 and Sunday School teacher for 30 years. Member of Canyon Creek Baptist Church of Temple. Married Echo Atkins and then to Alpha Baird in 1964. They lived in Temple since 1973. SURVIVORS: Wife, Alpha Robbins of Temple; son, Charles D. Robbins, Jr. of Encino, CA.; daughter, Margaret McAdams of Rockdale; 3 step-sons, Cue Baird and Vernon Baird, both of Temple and Vaughn Baird of Belton; brother, Jude Robbins of Texas City; 2 sisters, Ora Hennington of Temple and Pearl Burlson of Austin; 1 grandchild, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and 8 step-grandchildren.

ROBBINS, Thomas of Jonestown. Age 67. Died 12/1974 by drowning when his boat capsized on Highland Lake. (2 weeks before body was located). Funeral held (Monday) in Jonestown. SURVIVORS: Wife and 2 daughters; cousin and her husband, Constable and Mrs. P. L. Paris of Thorndale. SS Death Benefit on #462-46-2669.

ROBERSON, J. Vance of Lexington. Age 34. Died 2/1/1977 (Tuesday) when he was shot in the chest by a Dorreene Ware, 25, at his residence, 505 Salty Rd., Thorndale. Burial in the Leo Cemetery, near Lexington. He was BORN c.1943, the son of M/M. Sherman Roberson of Thorndale.

ROBERSON, Marcellus Huff of Thorndale. Age 5 months old. Died 8/25/1982 (Wed.) apparently of "crib death". Graveside services held (Sat.) at Liberty Hill Cemetery. He was the son of Rosa Marie Roberson. The baby was BORN 3/3/1982. SURVIVORS: Mother, brother, Marcus Roberson, and a grandmother, Katie Lee Roberson.

ROBERSON, Sherman of Thorndale. Age 66. Died 5/11/1977 (Wed.), in Scott & White Hospital where he had been a patient since the previous Sunday. Services held (Sat.) in New Bethel Baptist Church in Lexington. Burial in the Leo Cemetery, near Lexington. Phillips & Luckey in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 7/23/1910 and was an oil mill worker. SURVIVORS: Wife, Katie Lee Roberson of Thorndale; sons, Vernon Roberson, Quinton Roberson, Sherman Roberson, Jr., Richard Roberson, all of Thorndale; daughters, Lillian McBride of Detroit, MI., Rosemary Sanchez of Thorndale, Carrie Lee Jones of Waco, Hartense Gilkey of Killeen, Rose Marie Harlin of Lubbock; sister, Tommie T. McNeil of Lexington; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #460-14-2554.

ROBERTS, Mrs. Eula (Lee) of Houston, formerly of Thrall. Age 89. Died ?/1973 (Monday) in a Houston hospital after suffering a stroke 2 weeks ago at the home of her daughter where she had resided for a number of years. Services held (Wed.) from Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor. Burial was in the Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Ernest Weeden officiating. Condra Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 7/21/1884 near Rockdale, nee Eula Todd, daughter of the late pioneer residents, M/M. Dave Todd. Married Lee Roberts in 1905. Longtime member of the Baptist Church. Acted as a housemother at SWSTU in San Marcos and many of the young ladies of this area stayed at her home. Also boarded members of the Thrall faculty in the 1940's. Preceded in death by husband, son, 6 brothers and 3 sisters. SURVIVORS: 2 daughters, Mrs. Ross (Sue) Durham and Mrs. Joyce (Madie) Abbott, both of Houston; son, Jack Roberts of Victoria; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jack (Pearl) McNamee of Taft, Miss Regina Todd of Corpus Christi; 2 grandsons, R.M. Abbott and R.L. Abbott of Houston; great-grandson, Kris Abbott of Houston.

ROBERTS, Jack of Lafayette, LA. Age 72. Died 6/29/1984 in a Lafayette hospital. Funeral held in Lafayette. He was BORN 4/5/1912. SURVIVORS: Wife, Stella; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sue Durraw, and Mrs. Madie Abbott of Houston; cousins, Mrs. Savilla Lane and Wurtle Madesett of Thrall; also, an aunt Mrs. Pearl McNamee, and other nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #466-03-0505.

ROBERTS, Mrs. Louise Wyndham, 1107 Main, Orange. Age 73. Died 10/1979 (Monday) in a Sherman hospital. Funeral services held (Wed.) at the Claybar Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. T. Walter Moore, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. She was BORN 12/08/1905 in Mobile, AL., came to Orange as the bride of Walter Lewis Roberts, now deceased, member of a prominent pioneer Orange family. Active in the First Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 60 years. Room in Orange Memorial Hospital furnished in her honor by the Wesley Bible Class of the above church. SURVIVORS: 3 sisters, Mrs. L.A. Day, Mrs. Edward Hagler and Mrs. O.D. Hartzog, all of Sherman; niece, Miss Marie Louis Hagler, Sherman. SS Death Benefit on #459-50-7826 under name Thelma Roberts.

ROBERTS, Mrs. R. E. former Thorndale resident. Age (?). Died 5/1964. Graveside services held at Thorndale City Cemetery, Sunday afternoon, 6/2/1964. Rev. Guy Harris officiated. SURVIVORS: 2 daughters, Mrs. Mattie Mae Corbet of Mineola and Mrs. Verna Roberts of Spur; son, Joe Bob Roberts of Ft.Worth.

ROBERTSON, Mrs. Hattie (Dave) of San Antonio. Age 75. Died 12/20/1981 (Sunday) after a prolonged illness. Services were held 12/23 (Wed.) in San Antonio. She was BORN in 1/28/1906 and a former resident of Thorndale. SURVIVORS: Son, Gene Kunkel of San Antonio; sisters, Mrs. Sidonia Synatzske of San Antonio and Mrs. Regina Wuensche of Thorndale; and 5 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #459-05-4287.

ROBINSON, Effie Nancy of Liberty Community. Age 86. Died 1/17/1990. Services held 1/19/1990 (Friday) in Liberty Community Methodist Church. Burial in Liberty Cemetery. Rev. Buddy Walker and Dr. Joe Weldon Bailey officiated. Green Funeral Home of Cameron in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 1/13/1904 in Liberty and lived in Milam Co. most of her life. She taught school in Liberty, Hanover and Gholson. Memorials to Methodist Orphanage in Waco or Save St. Edward Hospital Fund in Cameron. SURVIVORS: Husband, Charlie Robinson of Cameron; 2 sons, Jimmie Holley Robinson of Rockdale, and Joe Charles Robinson of Garland; daughter, Frances Gilliland of Cameron; 2 brothers, A.H. (Dick) Holley of Rockdale and F.W. (Toby) Holley of Gilcrist; sister, Ruth Holley Myer of Cameron; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #452-17-8882.

ROBINSON, Mattie B. of Taylor. Age 76. Died 3/25/1990 in Johns Community Hospital. Services held (Sunday) at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. B.R. Reese officiated. She was BORN 5/11/1913 in Caldwell to the late Abe and Nettie Powell. SURVIVORS: Husband, Frank Robinson, Sr. of Taylor; daughter, Mrs. Nettie Robinson Lindsay of Lexington, NC.; son, Frank Robinson, Jr. of Lexington, NC.; 2 brothers, John Powell of Prairie View, Maurice Powell of Huntsville; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; host of nephews and nieces. SS Death Benefit on #461-42-0097.

ROBLES, Chelsey Danielle of Taylor. Age (Stillborn). Died 9/2/1989 at St. David's Hospital in Austin. Graveside service held 9/4/1989 (Monday) at Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Manuel Ochoa officiated. Condra Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. SURVIVORS: Her mother, Rebecca Robles of Taylor; grandparents, Salvador & Martha Robles of Taylor; Jim & Oralio Hinostorsa of San Gabriel and Daniel Robles of Taylor.

RODENBECK, Mrs. Alcene of Boerne. Age 53. Died 1/12/1990 in San Antonio. Services held 1/15 (Monday) in St.John Lutheran Church in Boerne. Burial in Boerne Cemetery. Rev. Charles Roesler officiated. Ebensberger Funeral Home of Boerne in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 5/24/1936 in Nacogdoches. SURVIVORS: Husband, Harvey Lee (Dick) Rodenbeck of Boerne; son, Rick Rodenbeck; 2 daughters, Racene Feller and Robin Rodenbeck; 2 grandchildren, Adam Feller and Reid Rodenbeck, all of Boerne; parents, Levi and Rena Wood of Austin; sister, Ava Nell Turner of Austin. Daughter-in-law of Mrs. Martha Rodenbeck of Thorndale and cousin to most of the other local Rodenbecks.

RODENBECK, Elmo C. of Thorndale. Age 66. Died 4/1970 (Thursday) (in paper 4/9/70) in a Temple hospital. Services held (Friday) in St.John Lutheran church. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Pastor, Rev. Walter Miller officiated. Condra Funeral Home of Taylor in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 4/11/1903 in Texas, the son of the late Wilhelm and Henrietta Cassen Rodenbeck. Married Martha Kerlin on 12/26/1926. SURVIVORS: 2 daughters, Mrs. Harry (Dorothy Mae) Leschber and Mrs. Melvin (Betty) Hirt, both of Thorndale; son, H.L. (Dick) Rodenbeck of Boerne; 2 sisters, Mrs. Herman (Louise) Klotz and Mrs. Gus (Esther) Kloppe of Throndale; 3 brothers, W.C. (Bill) Rodenbeck, Edwin Rodenbeck and Martin H. Rodenbeck; 7 grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #455-62-6028.

RODENBECK, Martin of Thorndale. Age 68. Died 10/1973 (Monday) in a Taylor hospital after an extended illness. Services held (Wed.) at St.Johnís Lutheran Church, Thorndale. Rev. Walter Miller officiating. Burial was in Taylor City Cemetery. He was BORN 1/17/1905 in the Detmold Comm., the son of the late H.W. & Henrietta Kassen Rodenbeck and was a lifelong resident of Thorndale Community. Baptismal rites into the St.John Lutheran Church were administered by Pastor G.F. Walther on March 5, 1905. Married Alvina Kurio on 11/3/1926. Member of St.Johnís Lutheran Church, director of First Taylor National Bank since 1967 and had served on the Thorndale City Council. SURVIVORS: Wife, Alvina Rodenbeck; daughter, Mrs. Florence Davis of Rockwall; a son, Floyd G. (Pete) Rodenbeck; 2 sisters, Mrs. Louise Klotz and Mrs. Esther Kloppe; 2 brothers, Edwin and Bill Rodenbeck, both of Thorndale and 4 grandchildren. As a mark of respect the town of Thorndale was closed from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday during the services. SS Death Benefit on #486-14-7590. picture

RODENBECK, W. C. "Bill" of Thorndale. Age 76. Died 10/1974 (Wed.) in a Taylor hospital following a several months illness. Services held (Friday) in St.Johnís Lutheran Church in Thorndale. Burial held in Detmold Cemetery. His pastor, Walter J. Miller officiated. Condra Funeral Home of Taylor in charge of arrangements. BORN 12/16/1897 in Washington County, TX. He was a retired merchant and resident of Thorndale area for 70 years. Longtime member of above church. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Louise Rodenbeck; 6 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hennig, Mrs. Lorene Moehnke, Mrs. Katy Mikus, Mrs. Margaret Thaler, Mrs. Frances Miller and Mrs. Carol Glenn; 2 sons, William C. (Sonny) Rodenbeck, Jr. and Mervin (Dusty) Rodenbeck; 2 sisters, Mrs. Herman (Louise) Klotz and Mrs. Gus (Esther) Kloppe; a brother, Edwin C. Rodenbeck; 22 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; number of nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit #464-54-7962 under William Rodenbeck. picture

RODENBECK, W. C. "Sonny" of Thorndale. Age 61. Died 1/16/1989 (Monday) at his Thorndale home. Services held 1/17 (Tuesday) in St.John's Lutheran Church, Thorndale. Burial in church cemetery. Rev. Walter Miller of St.John's Lutheran officiated. Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, in charge of arrangements. He was BORN c.1928 and owner of Rodenbeck Farm & Ranch in Thorndale. He had been named Thorndale's Outstanding Citizen by the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce in 1970. Member of VFW Post 4009, a U.S. Army veteran and FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer. Member of St.John's Lutheran Church of Thorndale. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Ann Rodenbeck of Thorndale; son, Roger Rodenbeck of Thorndale; daughter & son-in-law, Starla & David Hall of Taylor; brother, Marvin Rodenbeck of Thorndale; 6 sisters, Ruth Hennig of Manor, Lorene Moehnke of Taylor, Katy Mikus of Waco, Margaret Thaler of Bartlett, Frances Miller of Austin and Carol Glenn of Corpus Christi; father-in-law, Henry Sielaff of Thorndale. picture

RODGERS, Mrs. Alice of Lexington. Age 95. Died ?/1973 (Friday) in Richards Hospital, Rockdale. She had been in failing health for several months. Services held in Lexington Faith Temple. Burial in the Lexington City Cemetery. Rev. Ray Owens of above church officiated. She was BORN 6/3/1877 in Pine Bluff, AR. and had lived in Lexington most of her life. She was the daughter of the late M/M. Sam Osteen. She married George Rodgers in 4/1898 at Lexington. Her husband died 2/26/1931. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Lee Rodgers of Lexington and Harry Rodgers of Vidor; 3 daughters, Mrs. John Pounders of El Campo, Mrs. Gordon Langham of Thrall, and Mrs. R.T. Stow of Lexington; a brother, J.W. McDonald of Coleman; also 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

RODRIQUEZ, Refugio of Taylor. Age 62. Died 1/26/1989 (Thursday) in Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Rosary recited Friday at Condra Memorial Chapel. Services held (Sat.) from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Howard Goertz officiated. He was BORN c.1927 and a resident of Taylor most of his life and was an assembly foreman at American Desk for 20 years. Member of above church. SURVIVORS: Mother, Guadalupe Castro Rodriquez of Taylor; 2 daughters, Jo Ann Carrizales, Jeanette Carrillo of Taylor; son, Richard Rodriquez of Brenham; 3 sisters, Rosie Rodriquez of Rosebud, Aurora Ortiz of Thrall, Irene Vega of Thorndale; 3 brothers, Joe Rodriquez, Ignacio Rodriquez of Taylor & Johnny Rodriquez of Austin; 4 grandchildren.

ROEPKE, Mrs. Alma (Ernest) of Austin. Age 91. Died 2/26/1988 (Friday). Services held in Christ Lutheran Church in Austin. Burial was in the Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Roy K. Bohrer officiated. Wilke-Amey-Clay Funeral Home in Austin in charge of arrangements. She was BORN 6/28/1896 and a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church of Austin. Her husband preceded her in death. SURVIVORS: 4 sisters, Martha Hengst of Austin, Ella Felfe, Olga Felfe and Hulda Roepke all of Thorndale; also a number of nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #450-38-1463.

ROEPKE, Dorothy Marie of Taylor, formerly of Thorndale. Age 22-23. Died ?/1952 (Sunday morning) in a Taylor hospital. Services held (Tuesday) from Condra Funeral Home. Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery. Rev. E. Herber officiated. She was BORN 6/21/1929 in San Gabriel. SURVIVORS: Parents, M/M. John Roepke, 2 sisters, Mrs. Alfred Zapalac of Granger and Mrs. Buddy Limmer of Rockdale; 3 brothers, Leo Roepke of Taylor, Johnnie C. Roepke of Granger, and Joe Bailey Roepke of Houston.

ROEPKE, Herbert Emil (Doc) of Thorndale. Age 91. Died 1/7/1982 (Thursday) in the Taylor hospital. Services held (Sat.) in St.Paul Lutheran Church. Burial was in church cemetery. Rev. Vernon M. Appel officiated. He was BORN 3/17/1890. He was a member of the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Dept. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Lydia Olbrich Roepke of Thorndale; daughter, Mrs. Shirley R. Becker of Taylor; 2 sons, Eddie Roepke and Willie Roepke of Thorndale; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #453-16-8031.

ROEPKE, Joe B. of Rt.2, Taylor. Age 69. Died 4/30/1989 (Sunday) in Johns Community Hospital. Services held (Tuesday) at Condra Memorial Chapel. Burial in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Dyer officiated. He was BORN 11/26/1919 in Rockdale to the late John G. & Marie Hirt Roepke. Lived in the area most of his life, retiring as heavy equipment operator in 1984 after 30 years with J.C. Evans Construction Co. Member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale. Veteran of U.S. Army during WW-2. Preceded in death by a brother and sister. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Larry Roepke of Cedar Park, David Roepke of Belton; 2 sisters, Martha Zapalac of Granger, Margaret Limmer of Thorndale; brother, John Roepke of Granger; 4 grandchildren; friend, Frances Young. SS Death Benefit on #456-28-7224.

ROEPKE, John of Taylor, formerly of Thrall. Age 86. Died 3/19/1973 (Monday) after several weeks of illness. Funeral services held at 4 p.m. (Wed.) at the Condra Funeral Home in Taylor. Burial was in Taylor City Cemetery. Rev. James Heineke officiated. Condra Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were grandsons. He was BORN 1/9/1887 at Thrall and a retired farmer. Married on 8/13/1908 to Miss Mary Hirt. He was a lifelong member of St.John Lutheran church in Thrall. M/M. Rouse had made their home in the Sweetbriar Nursing Home in Taylor for several years. Preceded in death by daughter, 2 brothers, and a sister. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary of Taylor; 2 daughters, Mrs. Buddy Limmer of San Gabriel and Mrs. Alfred Zapalac of Taylor; 3 sons, Lee Roepke of Taylor, Johnny C. Roepke of Round Rock and Joe Roepke of Austin; 9 grandsons and 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Herbert Roepke and Alvin Roepke of Thorndale; a number of nieces and nephews. SS Death Benefit on #460-48-6308.

ROEPKE, Mrs. Lydia (Herbert) of Thorndale. Age 96. Died 4/24/1990 (Tuesday) Johns Community Hospital. Services held (Thursday) at St.Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale. Burial in church cemetery. Rev. George Becker officiated. She was BORN 1/11/1894 in Thorndale to John & Mary (Schneider) Olbrich. Lifetime resident of the community, member of above church and honorary member of Thorndale Fire Dept. Auxiliary. Husband, Herbert Roepke, preceded her in death 1/6/1982, also a daughter, Hattie; son, Arnold; 2 brothers and a sister. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Shirley Becker of DeSoto; 2 sons, Bill Roepke, Edwin Roepke & wife, Clara of Thorndale; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #453-17-4092.

ROEPKE, Mrs. Mary (John) of Taylor, formerly of Thrall. Age 86. Died 8/29/1974 (Wed.) in Sweetbriar rest home in Taylor following a lingering illness. Services held (Thursday) from Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor. Burial in the Taylor City Cemetery. Revs. James Heineke and E. Herber officiated. She was BORN 9/12/1887, as Mary Hirt, daughter of the late Joe & Bertha Hirt in the Salty Community near Thorndale. On 8/13/1908, she was married to John Roepke who preceded her in death on 3/19/1973. Member of St.John Lutheran Church in Thrall for many years. SURVIVORS: 2 daughters, Mrs. Buddy (Margaret) Limmer of San Gabriel and Mrs. Martha Zapalac of Taylor; 3 sons, Leo Roepke of Taylor, Johnny C. Roepke of Round Rock and Joe Roepke of Austin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Stephens and Mrs. Louise Doss, both of Rockdale; brother, Willie Hirt of Rockdale; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #465-86-2791.

ROGERS, Mrs. Annie of San Gabriel. Age 56. Died 6/1972 (Wed.) (in paper on 6/27/72) in a Taylor hospital. Services held (Friday) in Phillips & Luckey Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Rockdale. Rev. Bob Wimberly, pastor of her church the San Gabriel Baptist Church, officiated. She was BORN c.1916 and had been a long time resident of San Gabriel. SURVIVORS: Son, Floyd Rogers of San Gabriel; brother, John Dansby of San Antonio and 2 grandchildren.

ROGERS, Dave Oliver of Rockdale. Age 87. Died 1/6/1990 (Saturday) in Manor Oaks Nursing Home. Services held 1/8 (Monday) in Phillips & Luckey Chapel, Rockdale. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Doug Springer officiated. He was BORN 12/24/1902 in Gause to M/M Matthew C. & Nancy McCarthy Rogers. He was a bridge builder for the county and a farmer. He was in the construction business for 22 years. He had been a resident of Rockdale for the past 40 years and formerly a Gause resident for 47 years. Married E.D. Baxter on 7/28/1930 in Gause. Preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Roger Allison, 3 brothers, Tom Rogers, Dick Rogers and Robert Rogers; 6 sisters, Polly Favors, Ellie Blackman, Tress Mosley, Elizabeth Rogers and 2 infant sisters. Member of the Baptist Church SURVIVORS: Wife, E.D. Rogers of Rockdale; 2 sons, Oliver of Calvert and Ernest Rogers of Lancaster, CA.; 2 daughters, Jewel Allison of Irving and Nelda Hamilton of Windsor Locks, CT.; 9 grandchildren, Randy and Ray Allison, Darla Gravatt, Daisy, David and Ron Rogers, Jay and Jennifer Hamilton, Thersa Mueller; 5 great-grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #456-30-4862.

ROGERS, Leonard Charles of Cameron & Milano. Age 42. Died 7/19/1989 (Wed.) at a Temple hospital. Graveside services held (Sat.) with full military honors in Sandy Creek Cemetery near Milano. Buddy Shipp officiated. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Temple, in charge of arrangements. He was BORN 8/20/1942 in Cameron and attended school there and in Milano. Served in Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969 and was a Vietnam War Veteran. SURVIVORS: Parents, Julian and Yvonne Rogers of Milano; 2 brothers, William Rogers of Holland and Junior Israel of El Paso; sister, Patsy Israel of Fort Worth. SS Death Benefit on #450-78-4719.

ROGERS, Mrs. Nell Romine of Conroe. Age 83. Died 1/15/1989 (Sunday) in Conroe. Services held 1/17 (Tuesday) at Metcalf Funeral Home, Conroe. Graveside services at IOOF Cemetery, Rockdale. Phillips & Luckey, Rockdale, in charge of local arrangements. BORN 8/27/1905. She had been a resident of Conroe for the past several years and was a former teacher. Preceded in death by her husband, Luther F. (Buck) Rogers on 5/20/1971. SURVIVORS: 2 sons, Louis R. & wife, Shirley, of Conroe and Luther Franklin & wife, Peggy, of New Orleans, LA.; 3 brothers, Porter Romine of Weiner, AR, Clarence Romine of Pleasant Grove, AL. and Malcolm Romine of Lake Jackson; sister, Sue Stewart of Florence, AL.; 7 grandchildren. SS Death Benefit on #425-26-4771.

ROHLACK, Kevin D. of Rt. 1, Thrall. Age 22. Died 10/27/1984 (Sat.) as a result of an automobile accident near Thrall. Services held 10/3 (Tuesday) in St.John Lutheran Church in Thrall. Burial in the Taylor City Cemetery. Revs. Vernon Appel and Ted Steenblock officiated. He was BORN c.1962 and co-owner/manager of Central Texas Auto Service in Thrall. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Roxanne Rohlack of Thrall; parents, M/M. Alvin E. Rohlack of Thrall; son, Keith Rohlack of Thrall; 2 brothers, Terry Rohlack of Noack and Larry Rohlack of Round Rock. SS Death Benefit on #465-02-1085.

ROJAS, Natividad B. of Houston. Age 83. Died 8/24/1986 in a Houston hospital following an injury due to a fall. Services held at Crespo Navigation Chapel with Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Burial in Morales Cemetery. Mr. Rojas was BORN 9/8/1902 and immigrated to Texas in 1916 from Santa Maria, Mexico, settling on a farm in San Gabriel. After farming for over 45 years, he and his family moved to Houston in 1963. SURVIVORS: Wife, Braulia C. Rojas; brother, Miguel Rojas; 4 sons, Gonzalo Rojas, Sr., Juan & wife, Pauline, Augustine Rojas, Sr. & wife, Vickie, Hilario & wife, Claudia; 6 daughters, Lucia, Macaria, Anastasia, Dolores, Maria and San Juanita Rojas; 12 grandchildren, Daniel, Estella, John, Joseph, Tommy, April, Bill, Joe Anthony, Steven, Augustine, Jr., Phillip Rojas and Gregory Gonzales, Jr.; 29 nephews and nieces. SS Death Benefit on #455-62-8568.

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