Obituaries

Alice Gutierrez

Date of Birth: March 17, 1958  |   Date of Death: May 24, 2016   |   Service Date:  

Alice Gutierrez

Gutierrez, Alice, 58, of Lockhart, Texas passed away on May 24, 2016. She was born on March 17, 1958 in Lockhart, Texas to Benancio, Sr and Rosa Hernandez Gutierrez. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dora Rodriguez and Augustina Gutierrez; five brothers, Tranquilino, Jessie, Angel, Santos and Ysidiro Gutierrez. She leaves behind four sons, Arthur Gutierrez, Jeremiah Gutierrez, Sr, Jacob Lee Gutierrez and Jeremiah Gutierrez, Jr.; one daughter, Tanya Lynn Gutierrez; one brother, Benancio Gutierrez, Jr; five sisters, Anita Valdez, Augustina Silva, Adelina Ygnacio, Sylvia Gutierrez and Sophia Rodriguez; and six grandchildren. Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home from 5pm to 9pm, with a Prayer Service at 7pm on Monday, May 30, 2016. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com

Ray Cornell Sedwick

Date of Birth: October 3, 1994  |   Date of Death: May 22, 2016   |   Service Date: 12:00pm, Monday, May 30, 2016 

Ray Cornell Sedwick

Ray Cornell “Ray Ray” Sedwick, Jr., was born on Oct. 3, 1994, in Austin, Texas, to Cynthia Marie Ellis and Ray Cornell Sedwick, Sr. He slipped his mortal bonds and joined his Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Ray’s most special pride was being a big brother, and he was on top of the world waiting to meet his nephew, who is expected to arrive soon. A 2013 graduate of Lockhart High School, Ray was adored by coaches, teachers and classmates alike. Voted Homecoming King his Senior year, Ray’s huge personality and warm smile were matched only by his drive to succeed and his capacity to love everyone – his mother, most of all. With almost every word and action couched in humor and laughter, he earned leadership roles both on the sports fields and off. After graduation, Ray spent a year at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, before embarking on a great adventure to Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., where he discovered the cold did not agree with him. He returned home to Texas, and went to work, planning to continue his future in education. Ray packed ...

Araceli Ayala Martinez

Date of Birth: June 25, 1983  |   Date of Death: May 7, 2016   |   Service Date: 2:00pm, Saturday, May 14, 2016 

Araceli Ayala Martinez

Araceli "Baby" Ayala Martinez, 32, of Lockhart, Texas passed away on Saturday May 7th, 2016 at 4:55 a.m. She was born June 25th, 1983 to Maria Eugenia Martinez and Francisco Ayala and was survived by her loving husband of 11 years, Joshua Martinez. Her visitation and service will be Friday, May 13, 2016 from 5pm-9pm and service will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 2pm at McCurdy Funeral Home. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home. Guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com

Charlotte Gayle Cordell

Date of Birth: September 12, 1947  |   Date of Death: May 7, 2016   |   Service Date: 1:00pm, Saturday, May 14, 2016 

Charlotte Gayle Cordell

Charlotte Gayle Cordell of Lytton Springs, Texas was born to Joe C. and Lohma Belle Miller on September 12, 1947 and gained her wings the night of May 7. 2016. She would have been 69 this year. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Alton Cordell and her sister, Lohma Jo Ritcheson. She was an incredible woman who had won an intense battle with cancer just a few years prior. She was known for the enormous amount of love she had for her family, love of crossword puzzles, and enjoyment of her trips to town with her children and grandchildren. She always had a warm shoulder to cry on, a ready laugh and open arms. Her memory will be forever carried on in the hearts and minds of her children, Leona Carmack, Melissa Cordell, Joshua Cordell, Jesse Cordell and Jeremiah Cordell; along with her ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren and all the others she graced her presence with. Fly high pretty girl, you may be gone from this world but you will never be forgotten. Special thanks are given to the staff of Seton Medical Center Hays in ...

Roy Gilbert Brown

Date of Birth: August 11, 1930  |   Date of Death: May 7, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00am, Thursday, May 12, 2016 

Roy Gilbert Brown

Brown, Roy Gilbert, 85, of Maxwell, Texas passed away on May 7, 2016. He was born on August 11, 1930 in Kingsville, Texas to Roy and Mary Virginia Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Danita Willis. He is survived by his son, William (Bill) Brown of Deer Park, Texas; two daughters, Virginia (Ginger) Adair of Maxwell, Texas and Becky McCall of Mountain Home, Idaho; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, with Rev. Gary Rodgers officiating. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com

Charles Randall Johnson, “Randy”

Date of Birth: April 15, 1979  |   Date of Death: April 24, 2016   |   Service Date: 2 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2016 

Charles Randall Johnson, “Randy”

Charles Randall Johnson, “Randy”, was 37 years old, born April 15th, 1979.  He resided in Lockhart with his wife Cassandra Peralez Johnson, four daughters, Imani Brielle, Deanna Aniah, Kalani Denise, and Sariah Renee Johnson. He is survived by his father Charles Frederick Johnson, three sisters, Danielle Pate, Joy Kerley Johnson, and Susan E. Johnson, and one brother Jimmie Duane Pate.  He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Deanna Johnson, and a nephew, Damen Weaver. His sudden death leaves a heartache that only God can heal.  He passed away while on a deep sea fishing trip, doing what he loved.  Randy also loved to barbecue, watching the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns football teams. Randy led a very well established and loyal career as a talented plumber and was employed by HHCC Inc. for six years. Visitation services for family and friends will be held on Friday, April 29th, 2016, from 5 pm to 9 pm at the McCurdy Funeral Home, 103 East Pecan St., Lockhart, Texas. Services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2016, at McCurdy ...

Mary Christine Hewitt

Date of Birth: July 12, 1929  |   Date of Death: April 25, 2016   |   Service Date: 3:00pm, Thursday, April 28, 2016 

Mary Christine Hewitt

Mary Christine Hewitt, 86, of Hutto, Texas passed away on April 25, 2016. She was born on July 12, 1929 in Bowie, Texas to Elder and Billie Woolf. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Buckner Hewitt and brother, Don Woolf. She is survived by son, Richard Don Hewitt and wife, Kathy of Granbury, Texas; daughter, Mary Margaret Smith and husband, Robert of Hutto, Texas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Frankie B. Schultz and husband, Herbert of Lockhart, Texas; sister-in-law Carlene Woolf of Kerns, Texas; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home at 2:00pm, Thursday, April 28, 2016, with services following at 3:00pm, with Rev. Gary Rodgers officiating. Interment at the Lockhart City Cemetery. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com    

Roger Dale Newton

Date of Birth: May 16, 1954  |   Date of Death: April 7, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:30am, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 

Roger Dale Newton

Roger Dale Newton, May 16, 1954 –April 7, 2016. He is survived by three sons, Roger B. Newton, Ronnie Richey (Ruby) and Austin Richey (Melania); two grandchildren, Grace and Roger Newton, and their mother, Roselynn Newton; sister, Kathy J. Anderson and (Alvin); two nephews, Shawn and Patrick Anderson; and one aunt, Sandra Malone (Bobby). He was preceded in death by his parents, Peewee’s mom, Diane Ohler. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, at McCurdy Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10:30am, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Jeffrey Cemetery in McMahan.

Myrtle Blanche Schneider Reeb

Date of Birth: April 13, 1930  |   Date of Death: April 2, 2016   |   Service Date: 1:00pm, Thursday, April 7, 2016 

Myrtle Blanche Schneider Reeb

Myrtle Blanche Reeb Schneider passed away peacefully on April 2, 2016 at her home Austin. Myrtle “Blanche” Schneider was born on April 13, 1930 in Lockhart, Texas to Myrtle Blanche Polly and Albert Schneider.  Blanche attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and later completed her education at a business college in Austin. Blanche met Robert Joseph Reeb at a dance at Moody Air Force Base Officers club while visiting her sister Joyce in Georgia. Bob and Blanche were the first couple to marry at the First Lockhart Methodist Church on March 22, 1953.  Blanche then followed her husband Bob and his career in the Unites States Air Force to San Antonio, Naples, Italy, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Washington DC, having 4 children along the way before retiring in Lockhart. Blanche was a stay at home mother while her children were young. When her children were older, Blanche started to work part time as secretary of the First United Methodist Church of Lockhart.  Blanche later began selling real estate and eventually became a broker and owner of Reeb Real Estate. Reeb Real Estate built a log cabin office on 183 which is now ...

Gladys Marie Germer Niemann

Date of Birth: Dec .23, 1928  |   Date of Death: April 4, 2016   |   Service Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10:00am 

Gladys Marie Germer Niemann

Gladys Marie Germer was born in Maxwell, Texas on Dec .23, 1928 and passed away on April 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hilda Germer, husbands: J.B. Harris and E.O. Niemann and brothers: Bill Germer, Jr. and Leonard Germer. She is survived by: Sister, Dickie Rutherford. Daughter and son in law, Diane and David Pearce of Carrollton, Texas. Daughter, Bonnie von Netzer of Oklahoma City, Ok. 5 grandchildren: Gary Pearce and wife Kristin; Amie Bedgood and husband Steven; Briget Barksdale and husband John; twins Natalie von Netzer and Jordan von Netzer. 7 great grandchildren: Cody & Logan Pearce; Ross, Brooke and Paige Bedgood; twins Francesca and Sophia Barksdale. 9 nieces & nephews Visitation and condolences will be at McCurdy Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Services will be at First Lockhart Baptist Church, Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10:00, with interment following at Lockhart City Cemetery. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com  

Jesus Zavala Parra

Date of Birth: February 24, 1933  |   Date of Death: March 25, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00am, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 

Jesus Zavala Parra

Jesus Zavala Parra of Lockhart, Texas was called home by our Heavenly Father on March 25, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 24, 1933 in Martindale, Texas to Thomas and Ramona Parra Sr. He served as a Private First Class in the US Army during the Korean War. He lived in Lockhart for most of his life and worked as an auto mechanic at Glosserman Chevrolet for 35 years where his passion was working on cars. He enjoyed tinkering around in the backyard, taking pictures, playing music and playing outside with his grandkids. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Catalina Juarez, Dolores Castillo, Antonio Parra Sr. and Margarito Parra. He is survived by his wife, Carmen Gallegos Parra, his eldest son Stephen Parra and spouse Bertha and his youngest son Jesse Parra Jr. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Adrianna, KD, Monica, Audrey, Nikolas, Gabriela and Cash; great-grandchildren, Mya and Michael; four brothers: Frank, Juan, Thomas Jr. and Henry and including a large, loving and extended family. Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday, ...

Nelta “Judy” Dinges

Date of Birth: October 22, 1936  |   Date of Death: March 23, 2016   |   Service Date: 10AM, Saturday, March 26, 2016 

Nelta “Judy” Dinges

Nelta “Judy” Dinges of Austin, Texas, passed away on March 23, 2016, at the age of 79.  She was born on October 22, 1936 in Dale, Texas to Oscar and Myrtle Roberts.  She worked at the Texas State Highway Department until 1970, when she became a full-time stay at home mom.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Ray Dinges.  She is survived by her son Coby Dinges of Austin, TX; daughter and son in law Melanie & Frank Neill and three grandchildren, Scarlett Raye Lynn Teague, Michael Neill and Trenton Neill all of Driftwood, TX. Graveside services will be held at 10AM, Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Bunton Cemetery, Dale, TX. Arrangement under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, TX 78644, (512) 398-4791.

Norman B. Chambliss

Date of Birth: October 16, 1930  |   Date of Death: March 6, 2016   |   Service Date: 10:00am, Friday, March 11, 2016 

Norman B. Chambliss

Norman Buford Chambliss, 85, of Dale, Texas, passed away March 6, 2016 at the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos.  Norman was born October 16, 1930, in Dale, Texas to Leonard Alexander Chambliss and Velma Ann Martin Chambliss. His father worked in the oilfield and he spent much of his younger years in the Darst Creek Area.  He graduated from Dowdy High School in 1948.  Some of his favorite memories were of playing basketball and six man football at Dowdy High.  He then went to Southwest Texas State Teachers College for three years.  He then, along with his brother, Gene Chambliss, joined the United States Air Force.  He served stateside for four years as an aircraft mechanics instructor during the Korean Conflict.  While he was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, he and a friend made trips to Vernon, Texas.  During one of those visits he met Georgia Mae Line at a soda shop.  They got married June 5, 1954.  During his time in the Air Force and the beginning of his career as a civilian instructor with the United States Air Force, he and Georgia added three daughters to their family.  Norman’s career with ...

Altha Ann Schaarschmidt

Date of Birth: May 27, 1940  |   Date of Death: March 3, 2016   |   Service Date:  

Altha Ann Schaarschmidt

Schaarschmidt, Altha Ann, 75, of Lockhart, Texas, passed away on March 3, 2016. She was born on May 27, 1940, to Kolmar and Melda Graef. No services. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St. Lockhart, Texas 78644.512-398-4791.

Gabriel Barney

Date of Birth: July 13, 1985  |   Date of Death: February 27, 2016   |   Service Date:  

Gabriel Barney

Gabriel Barney born July 13th, 1985 passed away February 27th, 2016 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, father, mother, two brothers and two sisters. Gabriel was loved by many, but loved his family above all else. He was a strong man of God and lived a life that reflected his love for God. He was a loving father, a devoted husband and a fiercely loyal friend. He had a personality that could light up a room and had a charisma that made him a born leader. He was a friend to all who knew him and a confidant to many. He had a swagger and a quiet confidence that caused people twice his age to admire him. He was always the first to lend a helping hand. Gabriel was dependable and selfless and always put the needs of others before his own. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. “May the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent one from another.” Genesis 31:49