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NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press January 2, 2013 Page 2C + ALSTON Norma Purcell Alston, age 82, of Buda, formerly of Kings- ville, Texas passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012. She was born on February 10, 1930 in Elec- tra, Texas to Norbert and Naomi Pur- cell. She attended the public schools of Luling, Texas and graduated Salutatorian of her class. Until her marriage; she was employed with Southwest- ern Bell Telephone Company. She volunteered as a Librar- ian at St. Gertrude's Catholic School in Kingsville while her children attended school there. Also, she was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and an ac- tive member of the Kingsville Women's Club. In Buda, she was an active parishioner of Santa Cruz Catholic Church. Norma is survived by her husband of 62 years, William H. Alston of Buda; sons, David Sr. and wife, Maria of Nieder- weld and Michael and wife, Mary of Houston; daughter, Cynthia Alston Wood and husband, Josh of Fort Riley, KS; grandchildren, David Jr., John Paul, and Anastasia all of Niederwald; granddaughter, Rachel of Houston; great- grandsons, Conner and Sean Wood of Ft. Riley, KS; sister, Frances Davis and husband, John of Temple; also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. She was pre- ceded in death by her parents and half-brother, Norbert Jr. The Holy Rosary was recited by Deacon Ben Garcia on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. The Mass was celebrat- ed by Father Charlie Garza on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church of Buda. The Rite of Christian Burial followed at the Luling City Cemetery. The pallbearers were David Alston Sr., Michael Alston, JoshuaWood, Jack Rouse, David Alston Jr., and John Pena. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Boys Town, 200 Flanagan Blvd., P.O. Box 6000 Boys Town, Nebraska, 68010- 9988. DOHERTY Dorothy Mae Doherty, or Dot, as she was called by all who knew her was born Octo- ber 6, 1934 in Houston and died Christ- mas Day, December 25, 2012 in Austin. She and her family moved to central Texas when she was 13. She attended and graduated from Buda High School where she met the love of her life Jimmy Doherty. Dot and Jim were married 58 years. Dot was em- ployed for many years at the Mc Marty-Caveness Insurance Agency. She had a variety of passions in her life. She loved to cook and work in her gar- den. Her love of animals was legendary and hers were often treated like royalty. Football, travel and country music were also beloved pstimes. Though Dot never had children of her own, she treated everyone like fam- ily. Her legacy of kindness and generosity will live on. She was everyone's Aunt Dotl She is preceded in death by her father, E.L; her mother, Hilda; and her brother, Jimmy Caruthers. Dot is survived by her husband, Jim; and many nieces, nephews and their families. Funeral Service was held Saturday, December 29th at Weed-Coriey-Fish Chapel, Aus- tin. Interment followed at Live Oak Cemete, Manchaca. Me- morials and guestbook are online at HALL Alfred Wayne Hall, 46, system analyst, of Buda, died Friday, December 28, 2012. He is survived by wife Katrina. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Mount Sinai Mission- ary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Franklin Cemetery, Washington. HUCKABY Mildred E. Huckaby, age 88, a long time resident of Aus- tin, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born in Tampa, Florida on November 25, 1924, the daughter of BiU and Edna Henderson. Mildred graduated from Hillsboro High School in Tampa and worked for Peninsular Telephone Com- pany duringWorldWar II. She met Sgt. Otha"Huck" Huckaby when he was stationed at McDill Field, Florida in 1942. They married on her 21st birthday in 1945. To this union two sons were born. After her husband retired from the Air Force, they settled in Austin. Mildred retired Civil Service from Bergstrom Air Force Base. She loved gardening and crafts and was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of Capital City Chapter of American Ex- PeW's. Huck was a German Prisoner of War. Mildred was preceded in death by her son Dan, her parents, two brothers and a sister. Her husband of 59 years "Huck" passed away June 16, 2005. Mildred is survived by her son Mike Huckaby and wife Pam, grandchildren, Heath Huckaby and girlfriend Melly Chomel, Clay Huck- aby and wife Angle, Mandy Thomas and husband Chad, all of Buda, numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. Funeral Services were held Thursday, December 27 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Chapel. Interment followed at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Me- morial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mildred's mem- ory to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, Me 64187 or to the charity of your choice. JANCHA William Ray Jancha, Sr., 75, of Buda, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 due to an unexpect- ed illness (peripheral T-cell lym- phoma). He was raised on afam- ilyfarmin South Texas and put himself through college at Texas A & I by selling livestock. He, served in the U.S. Army before marry- ing Lila May (Mickie) Arnold in 1963. He fathered five children, three "step children" and two of his own, before beginning his career in human resources at Lockheed Martin Corpora- tion. After he retired from the Lockheed Martin Corporation and the death of his wife, he attained his real estate license but, decided to enjoy the re- tirement lee. He was a dedi- cated father who loved his chil- dren and wife dearly. He had a passion for nature, gardening, hunting, fishing, etc. He also loved his grandchildren. They OBITUARIES brought him much joy in life. He later met a wonderful wom- an named Alice Ewald with whom he spent many hours upon the dance floor. They would dance in excess of three nights a week and traveled extensively in their camper. He was a devoted member of the Buda Methodist Church. He is survived by his "friend" Alice, "step-children" Randy, Tim, Karen and his two sons William Jr. and David. He will be greatly missed by Ks family and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday December 29 at Har- reU Funeral Home in Kyle. PARKER Brodie Kenneth Parker, age 33, of Kyle, Texas passed away on De- cember 27, 2012. He was born onApril 4, 1979, and was formerly of Coo- per City, Florida and Lake Ronkonkoma, NewYork. Brodie was active in sports his entire life and had a special love for football. He obtained a full academic and athletic scholarship to Elmhurst College in IL. He married his childhood sweet- heart Kristy on July 21, 2001. They relocated to San Marcos where Brodie attended (then named) Southwest Texas State and earned his teaching certificate. He began at Hays CISD that year and taught history at Barton Middle School and most recently Dahlstrom Middle School. He was also a coach for many years. On March 3, 2008, Brodie and Kristy had their only child, Katherine Lynne Parker. His love of life and passion for educating children made him the happiest person. He will always be remembered and missed by all. Brodie is survived byhis wife, I(risty and daughter, Katherine Parker, both of Kyle; mother, Margaret Parker of Cooper City, FL.; father and step-mother, Robert and Elaine Parker of Port Saint Lucie, FL.; brother, Brian Parker and wife, Alicia of Huntley, IL.; step- siblings, Carl and Karen Ligner; nephews, Rowan and Caen Parker of Huntley, IL.; niece, Shianne Patrick of Minden, LA.; mother-in-law, Ellen Patrick of Dallas; brother-in-law, Joe Patrick and wife, Lyne of Dal- las; also survived by countless aunts, uncles, and cousins. Brodie was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Dennis Patrick; grandparents, Kenneth and Delores Parker & William and Sarah Hoffman. A celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to A+ Federal Credit Union P.O. Box 14867 Austin, Texas 78761 for the Trust Acct for daughter, Katherine Parker. TURPIN Karen Sue Turpin, age 61, was called home to Heaven on December 5, 2012. She was a resident of Kyle, but was born and raised in Austin. She was a loyal employee of Motorola for 25 years. She retired January 3, 2004 due to a long-term illness. She is survived by her husband, William Turpin; daughter, Tammy and hus- band Jimmy; and sons, Steven and Ronnie. She also leaves behind four granddaughters, two grandsons, and four great-grandsons. Karen was the rock of her family and was always there to help someone in need. She will be deeply missed by each and every life that she touched. A memorial service celebrating Karen's life was held Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Cook-Walden/Capi- tal Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. WHITAKER HUDSON This world is a little dimmer after losing a shining star and a very spe- cial wife, mother and daugh- ter, Kara Rebecca Whitaker Hudson, who passed into God's arms on December 30, 2012, after battling a month-long illness. In her 31 years, Kara touched the lives and brought joy to many people who knew and loved her. She was born in Austin, Texas, on January 21, 1981, spent her early child- hood in Nederland, Texas, then lived in Dripping Springs during her teenage years. The Hudson family resides in Buda, where Kara was involved at her children's schools, has been active in the annual Camp Ben Reunion as a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, volunteered with the Kyle 4-H organization, and supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She leaves behind the man she loved more than half of her lee, husband Delton Hudson, and their three children to whom she was completely devoted - Gracyan, Delton Riley and Addyson. Other survivors are father and stepmother, Brook and Dale Whitaker of Dripping Springs, mother RebeccaAuthement of Port Neches, brother Devin Morgan of Port Neches, sister Kaylin Whitaker of Dripping Springs, parents-in-law Delton and Cindi Hudson of Buda, sister-in-law Natalie Gaston and husband Will of Buda, brother-in-law Dustin Hudson and wife Lisa of Buda, and grandparents Tom and Liz Hanna of Nederland and Dot Hudson of Johnson City, as well as nephews and a niece, aunts, uncles, cousins in the Hudson, Whitaker and Hanna families and many friends. She was preceded in death by granc ,ar- ents Curly and Betty' nita r, John Wayne Cammack, and WA. "Cotton" Hudson. Her family and friends will celebrate her life with visitation and a memorial service this week. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. The memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m., followed by burial at Puryear Cemetery in Dripping Springs. V 1'hank You The family of Mark Wenzel wishes to thank the community for the generous outpouring of love and support we have received. We would like to recognize Boy Scout Troop 967, Hays Band Boosters, Buda United Methodist Church and all who assisted with the memorial service and the luncheon that followed and with providing meals for extended family members. Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by Texas Lehigh Cement Co., LP .qudoku iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiliiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiii :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 7 i ii!!!!!!!!! 4 9 iiiiiiiiiiiilN!!lili iP% iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii00ii , [iiiiiiiiiiiiii::iiiiiiiiiiiii iiiigi!N00il N iiiiiii!iiiiiiii!!!i!ii!i!i!!!!!i!! ................... 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