Lyndon Allen, Sr.

Lyndon Dale Allen, Sr., 80, after a long battle with cancer went to be with his Lord on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. He was born on Aug. 20, 1935 in Wicks, Arkansas to J.T. and Helen Thorton.
Lyndon had two great careers. He proudly served in the US Navy for 24 years. 
Upon retiring, he then became a teacher in Kingsville, where he retired. 
Lyndon Dale was a friend to many and dearly loved by his family. Lyndon was a member of the Fannin United Methodist Church. He loved God, country and family until his death.
 He was married to the love of his life, Marilyn Ruth Allen, for 54 years until her death.

Suzanne Lee Collins

Suzanne Lee Collins, 64 of Yorktown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. She was born May 26, 1951 in Weslaco to the late David and Noca Poulos Markle. She graduated from Donna High School in 1970 and attended Pan American University for two years. Suzanne worked as a teacher’s aide in Donna, dispatcher for Western Co. of North America in Edinburg and B-J Hughes in Bryan. She moved to Victoria and worked for Culberson Well Service, P & A Supply, teacher’s aide at Aloe School in Victoria. She moved to Yorktown where she worked for Elder Oil Tools, then moving to the DeWitt County Appraisal Office.

Suzanne is survived by her daughter Tracie (Roger) Pawelek of Pleasanton, son John (Heather) Young of Yorktown, brother David Markle of Donna, grandchildren Cameron Shirley, Gage and Adyson Pawelek, Preston and Paislee Young.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Harry and Jim Markle.


Jane Clark Haley

Jane Clark Haley passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the age of 86. Jane Haley, daughter of Ewing D. Clark and Lena Crockett Clark was born on June 1, 1929 in Brownsville. She is survived by Husband James (Jimmy) D. Haley, by Daughters Laura Haley Taylor (James) and Debbie Haley Taylor, and by son Clark Haley (Michelle) and by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Patrick Ewing Haley. Jane and Jimmy Haley owned and operated Haley’s Sporting Goods for over 15 years before they retired and sailed away on their beloved “Afterglow,” a Morgan 38 sailboat. For over ten years, they sailed throughout the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean. In 2000, Jimmy and Jane built a home on property they owned in Gillette. They loved the place so much, they made Gillette their permanent residence in 2003. Family and friends remember Jane as the admiral of the family.


Talbert Wendel

Talbert Wendel, 74, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. He was born September 22, 1941 to the late Victor and Regina Kornfuehrer Wendel.
He graduated from Cuero High School in 1960. Talbert served six years in the National Guard and retired from Union Carbide with 35 years service. He established Wendel Sandblasting in 1976 which is still in operation today.
Talbert is survived by his wife Jo Ann Hoefling Wendel, son Gordon Wendel (Jean) of Mission Valley, son Jason Wendel (Michelle) of Meyersville, daughter Molly Meyer of Meyersville, stepdaughter Lisa Hilliard (Walter) of Victoria, sister Patty Thieme of Victoria, sister-in-law Burma Wendel, brother-in-law Bill Obsta (Kim), and mother-in-law Lillian Obsta. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Rian Wendel, Matti Wendel, Kerilyn Wendel, Brooke Wendel, Mason Meyer, Madison Meyer and step grand-daughter Emma Hilliard.

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Addie Pullin

Addie Pullin went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. 
She was born on July 29, 1929 in Gonzales to the late Johnnie and Alice Lafond Johnson. She was a member of the New Testament Holiness Church in Cuero. 
She leaves behind to mourn her son Kendric (Jana) Pullin, her brother Willie Lee (Rose) Johnson and her sisters Larzella Johnson and Bobbie Jean Johnson; and her grandchildren Khadren, Brett and Brandon.
She is preceded in death by her husband Berne Pullin, her brothers Johnnie Johnson, Charles Johnson, Sr., L.J. Johnson, Jesse Johnson and Alfred Johnson; and her sister Ernestine Johnson.
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Monday, Oct. 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.

Alfredo Gonzalez

Alfredo Mendez Gonzalez, 31, of Cuero passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. He was born April 2, 1984 in San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico to Felix Mendez, Sr. and Maria Isabel Mendez. He had a love for football, going fishing with his brothers and always cherished the time spent and memories made with his family and friends. 
He is survived by his parents; son, Angel Mendez of Oklahoma; sisters, Leticia Pinon of Houston, Norma Pinon of Yoakum, Monica Hadley of Brehnam; brothers, Miguel Angel Gonzalez of Yoakum, Joe Mendez of Cuero, and Felix Mendez, Jr. of Yoakum.
Funeral services will be held at Freund Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. with Father David Berger officiating. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Theodore "Ted" Jones

Theodre (Ted) Jones was born Jan. 20, 1932 in Cuero, son of the late Jimmy Jones and Isabel Foster Taylor. His education began at Daule School where in May 1948 he received is Elementary School Diploma and Certificate of Promotion to High School. After leaving his beloved Daule, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a nurse in the Pediatric Ward. He received his Honorable Discharge the 14th day of November 1958.

Jean Hillis Ridgway Schendel

Jean Hillis Ridgway Schendel died peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at her home at the Martha Jefferson House in Charlottesville, Va. Her death came after she enjoyed five days celebrating her 100th birthday with her extended family and friends. Born on Sep. 14, 1915 in Elkhorn, Wisc., she was the daughter of Dr. Eldo T. and Leona H. Ridgway. In addition to her parents and siblings Suzanne, Elizabeth, Mary Jane and John, she was preceded in death by her husband Arnold and her son David. Prior to moving to Virginia in 1993. She taught music in the public schools in Runge, New Braunfels and Yorktown.

She is survived by her daughter Suzan (John) Pezzoli, sons John (Sandra) Schendel and Paul (Pam) Schendel of New Braunfels and Conroe, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren (and two more on the way).

In addition to a service of remembrance in Charlottesville on Sept. 27, there will be a graveside service held at a later date in Runge.


Mildred Loraine Bachle Stinson

Mildred Loraine Bachle Stinson died peacefully on August 16, 2015. She was born in Orange on Sept. 1, 1927 to Hugo and Marie Schlennstedt Bachle. Mildred graduated from high school in Nordheim and earned a bachelors of fine arts from the University of Texas. She was married to Burney Weeks Stinson for more than 60 years until Burney’s death in 2008. Mildred was a loving and hardworking wife and mother. She loved music and gardening. 


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