Obituaries

Tue
18
Apr

Phil Guinn

Phillip Wayne “Phil” Guinn age 74, of Meridian, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in a Waco, Texas hospital surrounded by his friends and family.

A memorial funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 p.m., at the Meridian First Baptist Church with Rev. Colin Errington officiating.

Phillip Wayne Guinn was born on April 5, 1942 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Floyd Orville and Edith Virginia Lane Guinn. He graduated from Abernathy High School. After high school he went to West Texas State University where he graduated with his BA degree in Education. Phil taught school at numerous places.

He met Susan Taylor in O’Donnell, Texas and they were united in marriage on February 14, 1971 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple moved to Meridian in 1997 when Phil took a job at the Bosque Valley Golf Club as course manager. He served as the golf course manager for 11 years before his retirement.

Tue
18
Apr

Jewel Blanche Buie

Jewel Blanche (Judy) Buie, 94, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017.

The funeral took place at 10 a.m. Wednesday April 12 at Greenwood- Arlington Chapel with interment; following at 3 p.m. at the Morgan Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday at Greenwood-Arlington Chapel. Memorials:

Judy was born Nov. 9, 1922 in Eden to William and Lizzie Jo Massey. She lived there until she was 17 years old and moved to San Angelo until 1941 when she moved to Dallas.

She met John Buie in San Angelo in 1941 and he left after they were engaged to assignment with the U. S. Army Air Corps in Hawaii where he was stationed when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

A resident of Arlington since 1968, she was a Cooper Award winner and life member of Arlington Women’s Club, a member of Northwest Christian Church, Encore Club, and SOS (Support Our Shelter).

Judy was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Buie; her oldest son, Carey Dale Buie; two brothers and three sisters.

Tue
11
Apr

Vernon Eugene Plemons

Vernon Eugene “Gene” Plemons, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with his Lord on Monday, April 3, 2017. Services were held Thursday, April 6, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Dr. Jerry Smith and Dr. Joe Bailey officiating. Interment followed at Rosemound Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Wednesday, April 5, at the funeral home.

Gene was born in Crawford, Texas, to Vernon Wood and Mary Muriel “Jackie” Brown Plemons on January 9, 1926. He graduated from Crawford High School in 1943. On November 19, 1943, at age 17, Gene joined the United State Navy to serve in WWII, joining his father and brothers in serving his country. He was part of the northern Japanese invasionary force and was en route to Japan when the atomic bombs were dropped ending the war. He was honorably discharged on April 20, 1946.

Tue
11
Apr

Travis Wayne Hubble

Travis Wayne Hubble passed away March 31, 2017. He was born August 1, 1980 in Taylor, TX. to Diane Steffek Hubble and Dennis Hubble.

Part of his childhood years were spent in Indiana and then back in Texas. Travis worked in Temple, TX for a number of years.

While working part-time, going to school to obtain a nursing degree, and being a single parent, he raised a lovely daughter, Rebekah Faye. He really enjoyed nursing, the staff, and patients loved him. Travis spent many happy hours fishing and water skiing.

He is survived by his wife Laurell; daughter, Rebekah; step-children, Magdalene and Thomas Gable Galindo; his mother, Diana McCall; father, Dennis Hubble; grandmother, Delores Hubble; sisters, Amandalan and Emaleigh McCall; brother, Mason McCall; aunts, Shirley Klepac, Peggy and Patricia Steffek; uncles, Jerry Steffek and Larry Hubble; step-mother, Evelyn Hubble; and many cousins and friends.

Tue
11
Apr

Chereta Evans

Born February 18, 1953 in Clay County, West Virginia, Chereta was the daughter of Dorsel and Olive Smith. She grew up in Clay County until moving to Texas in 1963.

Chereta passed away and went to be with her loving husband, whom she missed dearly on April 6, 2017.

She was a home maker and stayed at home raising her 3 kids. Spending time with her family and friends was important to her. She especially loved having her best friend with her, Cheryl Hill.

On December 29,1971 she married, Sammy Evans. They were married just shy of forty four years until his passing on November 8, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Dorsel Smith and step mom, Jenni Smith.

Tue
04
Apr

Joseph W. Anz

Joseph W. Anz, 85, of West Melbourne, FL, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2017. He was born March 18, 1931. He was happily married to Mary Anz for 65 years.

He was born in Clifton, Texas on March 18th, 1931 to Henry and Annie Anz, the youngest of 11 children. His parents were farmers and all the children helped on with the farm work. Joe graduated from Clifton High School. Joe was a very hard worker all his life.

Joseph served his country in the Navy,. He joined the Navy and was stationed in Memphis, Tennessee and met his future wife, Mary. They married on Sept. 8th, 1951 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Memphis. They were stationed in Key West, FL and San Diego, Calif.

In April of 1957, they moved to Merritt Island, Fla. when Joe hired on with RCA. at Cape Canaveral as a Radar technician Leader.

Tue
04
Apr

James Curtis Willenborg

James Curtis Willenborg was born December 29, 1943 in Houston, TX and passed away March 29, 2017 in Addison, TX.

He played football at Texas A&M University from 1961-1965. He was a CPA for 41 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Marie Willenborg and his sister, Charlotte (Susie) Willenborg.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (Ramey) Willenborg; 2 sons, Mark Willenborg, Mike and wife, Kae Willenborg; two daughters, Merrill and husband, Nate Maxwell and Megan Willenborg; six grandchildren: Shane and Avery Willenborg, Emily and Claire Willenborg, Luke Herrera and Paisley Maxwell; two brothers and spouses, Joe and Marian Willenborg and John and Beth Willenborg; three sisters and spouses, Judy and Garry Wilson, Janice and Jerry Schieffer and Mary and Alan Toback.

The family will be having a private service at a later date.

Tue
04
Apr

Shelby Jyern Anderson

Shelby Jyern Anderson, 83, of Clifton passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at St. Catherine Center in Waco. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Clifton Cemetery.

Shelby was born on February 10, 1934 in Meridian to George Anderson and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Evans Dyer Anderson. He grew up in the Meridian, Clifton, and Cranfills Gap area and attended schools in all three communities. After graduation from Clifton High School in 1951, he entered the United States Air Force.

Tue
28
Mar

Lydia Orbeck Hoel

Lydia Orbeck Hoel, 95, of Clifton, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Clifton. A funeral service was held Monday, March 27, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap. Burial will follow at the Rock Church Cemetery. A visitation was held Sunday, March 26, at Clifton Funeral Home. Lydia was born October 20, 1921, to Willie and Irene Noak in Round Top, Texas. She graduated Valedictorian of her class from Fayette County High School, and then began secretarial and business school training in Austin. When World War II began, Lydia entered the field of civil service, serving two years in Washington D.C. and two years in New York City before transferring to Dallas, where she met her future husband, Lawrence Emmett Orbeck. Lawrence and Lydia married November 4, 1950, and soon thereafter moved to Cranfills Gap, where they managed a family farm and raised their five children.

Tue
28
Mar

Daisie Lunday

Daisie Lunday passed away on March 14, 2017. Daisie who was born June 26, 1946, is survived by her husband of 30 years, Mike, her family and friends. Daisie worked in the medical field caring lovingly for her patients. She was a long time resident of Bosque County. Services at this time are pending. Family and Friends will be notified when date and time when they have been determined

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