Obituaries

Charles Lee Tate III

Date of Birth: June 15, 1946  |   Date of Death: August 11, 2015   |   Service Date: Planned for a later date. 

Charles Lee Tate III

Charles Lee Tate III of San Marcos, Texas, passed away on August 11, 2015, at the age of 69. Memorial Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Laverne Young

Date of Birth: March 31, 1932  |   Date of Death: August 13, 2015   |   Service Date: 10:30 A.M., Saturday, August 15, 2015. 

Laverne Young

Laverne Young of Wimberley, Texas, loving and cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on August 13, 2015, at the age of 83. She is survived by her children, James Kirtland,  Cindy Ferguson, Bruce Ferguson, Darrell Ferguson  and Theresa Goodnight; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by two sons, John Kirtland and Barry Ferguson. Laverne retired from Hays County after many years.  She will be dearly missed by her family who will carry her in their hearts always. Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Friday, August 14, 2015. Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at the Hugo Cemetery in Wimberley, Texas. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Olivia Arriaga

Date of Birth: May 24, 1925  |   Date of Death: August 10, 2015   |   Service Date: Visitation: 1:00 pm - Bible Discourse 7:00 pm, Monday, Aug 17 - Interment 10:00 am, Tuesday, Aug 18. 

Olivia Arriaga

Olivia Arriaga passed away of natural causes on August 10 at the age of 90 in Seguin, Texas. She was born on May 24, 1925 in Guajillo, TX to Gumersindo Arriaga and Otila Davila. She was the third of ten children and was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and five sisters. Survivors include two sisters, Sara Alvarado of Laredo, TX and Rebecca Arriaga Reiss of Waxahachie, TX, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Olivia dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized on May 3, 1939. She faithfully served our God Jehovah for 76 years, starting in Corpus Christi then in Linares, Nuevo Leon Mexico, Laredo, San Marcos and Seguin, Texas. She was very active in the Christian ministry until her health declined, talking to people about God's Kingdom, imitating the example of Jesus Christ, whose love for mankind moved him to speak to people about the blessings that come by learning His purpose for ALL mankind. Memorial services will be held at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos on August 17, 2015. Viewing will start at 1:00 pm with a Biblical Discourse at 7:00 pm. Interment will be at San Marcos City Cemetery on Tuesday, ...

Kenneth Adolph Wiegand

Date of Birth: September 21, 1928  |   Date of Death: August 5, 2015   |   Service Date: 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 15, 2015. 

Kenneth Adolph Wiegand

09/21/1928 – 08/05/2015 Preceded in death by his parents Carl and Leona (Hill) Wiegand, brother Clarence Wiegand, sister Elsie Lane and nephew Joe Wiegand.  Survived by son James and his wife Rose Farley Wiegand and granddaughter Audrey and her husband Greg Kelley; daughters Nancy and Sandra; brother Charles Buddy Wiegand and his wife Jo, and sister Peggy McArthur; loving nieces and nephews and their families: Bob Wiegand, Doris Story, Bill Lane, Carla Roberts, and Karl McArthur; numerous cousins and extended family. Kenneth was retired from PPG Industries, Inc. where he ended his 27 year career service as Project Supervisor in the Commercial Construction Group – Glass, based in Houston, TX. Memorial service to be held at City of San Marcos Cemetery Chapel at 10:00am Saturday, August 15, 2015. Arrangements under the guidance of  Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666 / 512.353.4311.  www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Phyllis Frances Barlow Mock

Date of Birth: June 21, 1922  |   Date of Death: August 1, 2015   |   Service Date: There will be a gathering of close relatives and friends. 

Phyllis Frances Barlow Mock

Phyllis Frances Barlow Mock, of San Marcos, TX, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2015 at the age of 93.  She is survived by her son Jay Chandler Mock and wife Lynda, of Houston, daughter Michelle Pontrelli and husband Dan, of Dallas, son Larry Mock and wife Tracy, of San Marcos, brother Clarence Lawrence “Buster” Barlow Jr. and wife Jean, of Tyler, sister Patricia Walker and husband A.D. of Beeville, grandchildren Shane McNew, Michael Mock, Jennifer Smart, Dana Baily, Sarah Mock, and Noah Mock, great-grandchildren Megan Heider and Morgan Blanke, and many nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her first husband J.V. Chandler of Kingsville, second husband Milton Mock of Richardson, son Gary Van Chandler of Houston, and parents Clarence Lawrence Barlow Sr. and Martha Jane Barlow of Navasota. Born Phyllis Frances Barlow, in Morganza, Louisiana, she spent a considerable portion of her childhood in Sherburne, Louisiana along the Atchafalaya River in Point Coipee Parish. In Sherburne, her father was the proprietor of a fishing lodge and hotel. Sherburne is now a ghost town but was described by Phyllis as being “the end of the road ...

Inaleen Varner

Date of Birth: February 27, 1922  |   Date of Death: August 7, 2015   |   Service Date: 4:00 P.M., Sunday, August 9, 2015 

Inaleen Varner

Inaleen Varner, age 93, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away August 7, 2015. Visitation 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Saturday, August 8, 2015 and Funeral Service 4:00 P.M., Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Pennington Funeral Home . Interment will be at Stith Cemetery in Merkel, Texas, 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 10, 2015. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Kathryn Agnew Doolittle

Date of Birth: Oct 27, 1925  |   Date of Death: June 21, 2015   |   Service Date: 1:00 P.M., Saturday, August 8, 2015. 

Kathryn Agnew Doolittle

Kathryn Agnew Doolittle, age 89, passed away peacefully in her apartment on Sunday, June 21, 2015.  She was surrounded by her husband, Glenn Doolittle, Sr., her son, Glenn Doolittle Jr. and his wife Ruth and her nephew, Paul Hanson and his wife Jo.  She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.   She passed away three days before her 67th wedding anniversary. She is survived by Glenn Doolittle Sr., her loving husband of 66 years, her son, Glenn Doolittle Jr. and his wife Ruth and step-granddaughters Natalie Finerty and Tracie Scott, her daughter Debbie Culbertson and her grandchildren, Ross Culbertson and wife Jenny, Laura Culbertson, Paul Culbertson and his wife Karrie.  Her great granddaughters Claire and Caroline Culbertson also survive her.  Her nephews, Paul Hanson and his wife Jo and Robert Agnew and his wife Susan also survive her. Kathryn was born in San Marcos, Texas in 1925.  She was an “Air Force wife” and travelled the world with her husband Glenn.  They settled in San Antonio, Texas where they lived closely with Debbie and her children.  They spent many wonderful and happy years at their home in Windcrest, playing bridge, dancing with “the dance group” and eating out with “the cousins ...

Evelyn Jennings Eastland

Date of Birth: Aug 23, 1927  |   Date of Death: Aug 2, 2015   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 7, 2015. 

Evelyn Jennings Eastland

Evelyn Jennings Eastland born August 23, 1927,  went to be with our Lord August 2, 2015. Evelyn is survived by her husband, Dalton Eastland; two daughters, Frances Smith and Joyce Holtermann and her husband, Tony; her granddaughters, Kimberly Smith and Jeanine Stevens and her husband, Marty; and six great-grandchildren, Brayden, Bryson and Breley Stevens and Aubrey Kusnierz, Davantae Lacey and Jaxon Coley. She is preceded in death by her first husband of 50 years, Gene Jennings (1996), and her daughter, Jeannie Conroy (1996). Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, August  5, 2015.  A Celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 7, 2015, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Maas officiating.  Interment to follow at the San Marcos City Cemetery. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Dorothy Mounce Laidley Rudinger

Date of Birth: October 28, 1924  |   Date of Death: July 15, 2015   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Sunday, July 19, 2015. 

Dorothy Mounce Laidley Rudinger

October 28, 1924 – July 15, 2015 Dorothy Rudinger passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Kyle, Texas at the age of 90. Dorothy was survived by son Ronnie Laidley and wife Barbara of Belton, Texas, daughters: Beverly Thomas and husband Bill of San Marcos, Texas, Merylene Thomas and late husband Willie of San Marcos, Texas, Pam Thomas and husband Roy of San Marcos, Texas, sisters Pauline Rogers of Kyle and Barbara Cvikel of Laguna Park, 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband Pete Rudinger, grandson Willie J. Thomas Jr., brothers Bill & Butch Mounce and sisters Myrtle McKinney and Mary Katherine French. Dorothy was born on October 28, 1924 in Rio Vista, Texas to Ira and Anna Mounce. After marrying, she moved to San Marcos where she resided most of her adult life. She was a very hard working, caring and giving person who loved life and people. Dorothy never met a stranger. In fact, as a Wal-Mart door greeter she would always say “If they don’t know me when they come in, they’ll know me ...

Jimmie Lloyd Carmack

Date of Birth: April 17, 1938  |   Date of Death: June 16, 2015   |   Service Date: Arrangements to follow. 

Jimmie Lloyd Carmack

Jimmie Lloyd Carmack  April 17, 1938 to June 16, 2015 Jimmie Lloyd Carmack, age 77 passed away peacefully at his home in San Marcos, Texas after bravely enduring a lengthy illness. Jimmie was born in Kelly, Louisiana to Celia Riser and Lloyd E. Carmack.  His family is celebrating his life by remembering his love for the great outdoors. Some of his happiest days were spent hunting, fishing and camping with his family. Jimmie is also remembered as being an excellent carpenter.  His skilled carpentry is a part of every family member’s house in some way, shape or form.  He was the first one called for any size remodeling job, from the simple honey-do list, to major restorations. Jimmie built two houses for his wife Phyllis, and filled them with hand-made beautiful furniture and cabinets that he created in his woodshop, making them a loving home for his family. Jimmie’s life-long partner, friend and wife, Phyllis Karon Johnson preceded his passing only weeks before he found peace and rest. His life is celebrated in knowing that they are once again together. Jimmie was very proud of his family and is survived by his daughter, son and other close family members, who all have a lifetime ...

Reyes Gomez-Virgin

Date of Birth: Jan 6, 1940  |   Date of Death: July 4, 2015   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 8, 2015. 

Reyes Gomez-Virgin

Reyes Gomez-Virgin, 75, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away July 4, 2015. Visitation 5:00 P.M., Rosary 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Pennington Funeral Home. Mass 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at St. John’s Catholic Church, San Marcos. Interment San Marcos City Cemetery. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Ernestine White Hofmann

Date of Birth: Oct 20, 1916  |   Date of Death: July 5, 2015   |   Service Date: A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. 

Ernestine  White Hofmann

Ernestine White Hofmann passed away on July 5, 2015. She was born October 20, 1916 in Goss, Louisiana to James Clayton and Ruth Jemina White.  Raised in east Texas, she attended college at Southwest Texas Teachers College (now Texas State University) in San Marcos in 1935, where she met and married Fred William Hofmann.  Ernestine taught 1st and 2nd grades in San Marcos (at the Blanco Star Route School, Southside Elementary and James Bowie Elementary) for 35 years.  She was greatly loved by her students, many of whom, she also taught their children.  Her passion was teaching and helping others, but she also enjoyed traveling, dancing, music (she was a founding member and president of the Crescendo Club), canning fruit and vegetables, spending time with family and hosting family holiday celebrations.   Fred and Ernestine owned and operated Hofmann’s Welding Shop in San Marcos from 1937 to 1975.  She was bookkeeper for the business as well as for the Soil Conservation Contracting business she and Fred operated for over 25 years. She is preceded in death by husband Fred, her parents, her son Fred W. Hofmann, Jr., her infant grandson Justin Lee Hofmann, ...

PENNINGTON, Campbell W.

Date of Birth: February 2, 1918  |   Date of Death: June 13, 2015   |   Service Date: No Services. 

PENNINGTON, Campbell W.

Age 97, of San Marcos, Passed away June 13, 2015. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com  

Linda Beaman Scull

Date of Birth: October 28, 1923  |   Date of Death: June 29, 2015   |   Service Date: 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 3, 2015. 

Linda Beaman Scull

Linda Beaman Scull, age 91, passed away at her home in Martindale, Texas, on June 29, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Friday, July 3, 2015, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel. Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com

Mary Elizabeth Windham

Date of Birth: May 1, 1938  |   Date of Death: June 23, 2015   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 27, 2015. 

Mary Elizabeth Windham

On May 1, 1938 in the small town of Katy, Texas, Oliver and Freda Wilkinson became the proud parents of their first child, Mary Elizabeth.  Two more daughters, Delores and Florence, were later born into the Wilkinson family.  Mary grew up in a very secure atmosphere on a farm in the country.  After graduation from Katy High School, Mary attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos.  She knew without a doubt that God was nudging her to become a teacher.  Music was very important in her life and she considered becoming a music teacher, but that was not God’s plan. While at SWT she met a young man named Billy Windham.  After graduation in August of 1959, Billy and Mary were married and soon moved to San Angelo to teach school. Mary taught for 3 years and then had a baby boy named Lee. About two years later they were blessed by a daughter, Sheri.  After Sheri began kindergarten, Mary returned to teaching. Mary taught English at the San Marcos Baptist Academy for 30 years. Mary’s hobbies were traveling, gardening, sewing, and meeting new people. She loved to ...