Obituaries

Wed
09
Nov

Clella Carter

Clella Marie Carter, 82, of Cuero passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. She was born Nov. 12, 1933 in Fort Worth to Frank and Willie Rodgers. She married George H. Carter, Jr. on Sept. 3, 1951 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

She is survived by daughters, Brenda Kay Littleton (Bill) of McAllen, Janice Marie Smith (David) of Sanger, Jeanine Kay Jennings (Jim ) of Sinton; son, David Holt Carter (Denise Brewer) of Victoria; grandchildren, Jennifer Ramsey of Ft. Worth, Wendy Baker of Scottsdale, Arizona, Janelle May of Aubrey, Ryan Carter of Houston, Will Littleton of McAllen, Victor Carter of San Antonio, Jonathan Carter of Crestview, Florida and Ashley Carter of Crestview, Florida; great-grandchildren, Kalyn Baker, Carter May, Marek May and Jett Baker.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband George; sisters, Thelma Rodgers, Billie Payne, Shirley Guerrero and Mollie Queen; and brothers, Jack Rodgers and Bob Rodgers.

Mon
07
Nov

Anna Day

Anna Louise Day, 91, of Cuero passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.She was born Jan. 28, 1925 in Seguin to the late Arnold and Louise Boldt. Anna married Everitt Benson Day, Sr. on Jan. 25, 1947 in Cuero. She was co-owner of a convenience store and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by daughter, Carol A. Buchhorn of Cuero; daughter-inlaw, Lisa Day of Mansfield; grandchildren, Warren C. Buchhorn (Jennifer) of Cuero, Christina L. Kenne (Clayton) of Yoakum and Laura Ann Day of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Tyler Z. Buchhorn and Amber N. Buchhorn, Lara K. Thamm, Travis A. Thamm and Logan E. Kenne.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everitt Benson Day, Sr.; son, Everitt B. Day, Jr.; and son-in-law Weldon E. Buchhorn, Jr.

Mon
07
Nov

Merlene Brewer

Merlene Burton Brewer, age 95, of Cuero, passed away peacefully on Nov. 3, 2016. She was born on May 22, 1921 to the late Charlie and Lula Mae Burton in Wooters, (Houston County) Texas. She grew up in The Heights, Houston, Texas and graduated from Reagan High School. She married Eugene “Gene” Brewer on Feb. 28, 1941. 

She was retired from the Public Works Department, City of Houston and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cuero and Park Place Chapter No. 731, Order of the Eastern Star, Houston. She was a Pink Lady volunteer with Northeast Medical Center in Humble, Texas and later, Cuero Community Hospital in Cuero. Merlene is survived by her son, Jerry E. Brewer and wife, Virginia of Katy, Texas, daughters, Verna Dobbs of Houston and Susie Albert and husband Chuck of Cuero. 

Fri
04
Nov

Clyde Duffield

Clyde ‘Duffy’ Duffield, 83, of Thomaston passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. He was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Houston to the late Clyde Sr. and Johnnie Snell Duffield. Clyde was a United States Navy veteran serving on the Kesarge, Yorktown, Essex, and Boxer Aircraft Carriers. He married the love of his life, Sidney Lou DeDear, on July 16, 1956, in Corpus Christi, and they moved to Thomaston in 1962. Clyde worked at DuPont and retired after 20 years of service. He established Duffy’s Lawn and Garden in Victoria which he owned for 28 years. Clyde enjoyed many things in life, but above all, he loved spending time with his family and watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren grow.

Fri
04
Nov

Derwood Brandstetter

Derwood Alton Brandstetter, 76, of Cuero passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Gonzales to Louise Coulter and the late Benjamin Brandstetter. Derwood married the love of his life, Donna Faye Schaffner, on Sept. 15, 1984 in Lindenau. He was a carpenter and enjoyed fishing, collecting coins and monkey wrenches, and working in his woodworking shop. Derwood loved listening to country music and watching the deer while drinking his coffee. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Brandstetter; mother, Louise Coulter; sons, Steve E. Brandstetter and wife, Pam, and Clint A. Brandstetter and wife, JoAnn, both of Cuero; sisters, Dorothy Ann of California and Dianne of Granger; brother, Tommy of Weir; grandchildren, Cory T. Brandstetter and wife, Cindy, Tylor R. Brandstetter, and Kristen L. Brandstetter, all of Cuero; and great-granddaughter, Lynzi R. Brandstetter. 

Fri
04
Nov

Dollie Rea

Services for Mrs. Dollie Marie Rea, 88, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at Mission Dorado Baptist Church in Odessa.

Born Dec. 3, 1927 in Mingus, Mrs. Rea was the daughter of Roy E. Shipp and Lurley P. Cowan. She married Rupert W. Rea on Dec. 28, 1946 in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and step-sister. 

She is survived by four sons, Bill (Shirley) of Odessa, Glenn (Carrie) of Cuero, Tommy (Jeri) of Midland and Terry (Patricia) of Andrews. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

She is also survived by a sister Jean (Joe) Holst of Whitney.

Dollie grew up in Mingus with her loving grandmother, three uncles and two aunts. She attended Mingus High School and graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth in 1946.

Thu
03
Nov

Roland Metting

Roland Metting, 93, formerly of Yorktown, passed away in Diamondhead, MS, on October 31, 2016.  He was born November 8, 1922, in Yorktown to the late Caesar and Martha Warmuth Metting.  
Roland was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Leona Brieger; and brother, Edwin Metting.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Metting; and son, Larry C. Metting and wife, Linda.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m., on Friday, November 4, 2016, at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Roger Hawes officiating.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Harlan Brieger, David Putnam, Roy Rabenaldt, Harold Rabenaldt, Dominik Rabenaldt, and Melvin Danysh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church Building Fund or charity of choice.

Thu
03
Nov

Kenneth Enoch

Kenneth Royal Enoch, age 66, of Cuero died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

Kenneth was born in Cuero on July 1, 1950 to the late Leonard and Elesie North Enoch.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Enoch, his daughters, Lavet Hatter, Tamika Enoch and Stefanie Schorre and his sons, Timothy Tucker and Justin Littles.

Kenneth is also survived by his brothers, James (Sharon) Enoch, and William (Beverly) Enoch, and sisters Kathryn (Robert) Franklin, Carolyn (Billy) Jenkins, Denise (Elliot) Craton, and Lynette (James) Conner, also numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services are to be held at a later date. To leave a comforting message, or to share a fond memory, please visit www.gracefuneralhome.net.

Thu
03
Nov

Patricia Olson

Patricia “Pat” Bailey Olson of Cuero, died Nov. 2, 2016 in Victoria.She was born Sept. 7, 1932 in Milan, Indiana to James C. and Leah M. Bailey. She was married to George A. Olson, who preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 2015. 

Pat was a homemaker and her family was her “life.” She had dreamed of being a fashion designer, but her greatest accomplishment was raising her kids. 

She is survived by Saralee Wittmer (Charles) of Bowie, Sharon Parker (Kenneth) of Victoria, Susan Martin of Austin, and George Olson (Simona) of Jourdanton; six grandchildren: Nathan Parker (Shelly) of Yoakum, Charles Robert Wittmer (Meagan) of Fort Worth, Hannah Parker of Lewisville, George Olson, Jr. of Jourdanton, Naomi Parker of Corpus Christi, and William Bailey Olson of Jourdanton; and her great-grandchildren: Charles Henry Wittmer and Maxwell Keane Wittmer of Fort Worth, and Noah A. Parker and one on the way, of Yoakum. 

Thu
03
Nov

Elo Pfeifer

Elo Pfeifer, 84, of Nordheim passed away Sunday October 30, 2016.  He was born March 3, 1932 in Nordheim, TX to the late Otto and Mathilda Mueller Pfeifer.  He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Nordheim and owner of Broadway Grocery for 43 years and former owner of Broadway Bar for 19 years, in Nordheim.  He was member of the Nordheim Volunteer Fire Department for 68 years.  He served in the US Army and was a member of the American Legion and VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Pfeifer; son, Ronnie Pfeifer (Kim Uresti) of Nordheim; daughters, Melanie (Chris) Mica of Flatonia, and Carolyn Elizondo of Runge;   eight grandchildren, Kimberly Pfeifer, Dennis Pfeifer, Katrina Mica, Cailin Mica, Colby Mica, Kylie Mica, Bailey Elizondo and Brooke Elizondo.  He is also survived by his brother, Milton Pfeifer; sister, Mary Louise (Gilbert) Pargmann; and sisters-in-law, Doris Pfeifer and Mary Ann Pfeifer.

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