Whit Sappington

Whit L. Sappington, 88, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2017, with his loving family by his side. He was born March 22, 1929 in New Albany, Miss. to the late Lawrence Ledel and Sally Bea Sappington.
Whit was a veteran and served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. He retired from Alcoa as a crane operator at Point Comfort and was a farmer, rancher and welder throughout his life.
Whit was a member of the Bay Side Community Baptist Church in Olivia. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Edna. His hobbies were flying his airplane, gardening, taking care of his fruit and pecan trees and being with his family.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 37 years, Loyce Sappington; parents, and brother, Herbert (Wheatly) Sappington.
Whit is survived by his sister, Aleta Clifton of New Albany, Miss. and brother, Hugh Sappington of Victoria.


Sophie Paine

Sophie J. Paine, 99, died April 29, 2017 at Lane Nursing Home.
She is survived by her sister, Hazel Grady; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William E. Paine; and daughters, Betty E. Paine and Alice L. Paine.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in Edna, Texas at Memory Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of Baker Funeral Home, 225-775-1991.


Minna Vee Clements

Jesus brought our dear Minna Vee Archer Clements home on Wednesday May 3, 2017 around 3 a.m. in the dark of night resting in her bed longing for her new heavenly home with no pain and no tears at the age of 95.
Minna Vee called La Ward, Texas home and was born in Runge, Texas on Oct. 29, 1921 and raised in Wharton, to the late Rufus and Viola Archer as part of a 14-member family smack dab in the middle of the Great War and the Great Depression as part of the Great Generation that defeated tyranny in the Second World War and gave us the Golden Age of the 50’s.


Manuel Hernandez

Manuel G. Hernandez, 64, formerly of Edna, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was born on Dec. 6, 1952 in Edna, to Jose Maria Hernandez, Sr. and Eusebia Barrientes Hernandez.
He will always be remembered by his big smile carried day by day, even if he was having a bad day. He had the biggest heart and he touched everybody with his kindness. His family was his everything, his most important asset.
Manuel is survived by his daughters, Brandy Dickerson and granddaugher Heaven Dickerson of Winter Haven, Fla., and Raquel Salazar of Victoria; son Marcus Hernandez of Victoria; also two granddaughters and three grandsons.


Tvan Bryant

Tvan B. Bryant passed away April 22, 2017 at the age of 84. He was born March 7, 1933 in Jackson County to the late William and Annette Bryant.
Tvan served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Estella Bryant; daughters Lagreenlan Bryant, Janice Turner, Annette Bryant, and Yvonne Bryant; sons William Bryant, Tvan Bryant, Jr., Maxwell Bryant, Terrance Bryant and Rodney Turner; sister Willie Mae Hilder; 23 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at 1731 Beck Road East, Inez.
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Services are under the direction of Grace Funeral Home.


Augustin "Augie" Barrios

Augustin “Augie” Barrios, of Edna, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, with his loving family by his side at the age of 70. He was born in La Salle, Texas on July 8, 1946, to the late Victoriano Ortiz Barrios, Sr. and Sabina Perez Gonzales.
Augie graduated from Industrial High School in 1965, and then served in the U.S. Army for 5 years and the U.S. Navy for 4 years, He served 3 tours in Vietnam and became Shellback after crossing the equator onboard USS Gridley (DLG-21). Augie was a loving and caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He loved baseball and was his grandchildren’s biggest supporter with sports and school activities. He was a coach and umpire for Jackson County. Augie will be remembered for his beautiful green eyes, his smile, and the jokester that he was.


Lorena Crabb

Lorena K. Crabb, 102, passed away April 18, 2017. She was born Nov. 25, 1914 in Yorktown, to John Frank and Theresa Kubala. Lorena married Earnest L. Crabb in 1932.
She is survived by her son, Wayne ( Margie) Crabb; daughters Yvonne Long and Barbara Kirby all of Edna; grandchildren, Sherri Utz, Jack (Joy ) Crabb, John (Pam) Crabb, Theresa (Trey) Wilke, and Dee Ann (Chris) Tindell; 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, son, Jack L.; brother, Leon Kubala; sister, Lillie Miller; son-in-laws, Stanley Kirby and John Henry Long; and grandson-in-law, Morris Utz.
Visitation will be Friday, April 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Slavik-Edna Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be Saturday at the Robison Street Church of Christ at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be at the City Cemetery in Hallettsville, at 3 p.m.


Jeanette Kramer

Jeanette Hahn Kramer, 73, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was born on Thursday, January 20, 1944 in Ganado to Richard and Lillian Hahn.
She is survived by her sons Richard E. Kramer of Victoria and Ronnie L. Kramer of Victoria, and her daughter Tonia R. Kramer Coffman and husband Bradley E. Coffman of Cedar Park; her granddaughter Lauren V. Coffman of Chicago, Ill., grandson Matthew B. Kramer, and her sister Nettie M. Hahn Weaver and husband James L Weaver of Sargent, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father Richard William Hahn and Lillian Marie Kucera Hahn, her brother Ronnie Richard Hahn and her sister Lorraine Mae Hahn.
Visitation will be Friday, April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ganado Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church with Pastor Chris Heinold officiating, and interment will immediately follow at Ganado City Cemetery.


Bobbie Jean Young

Bobbie Jean Young of Black Jack, passed away at home with her family on Sunday evening, April 9, 2017.
She was born in the family home in La Salle, on September 16, 1940 to Robert Lee and Willie Mae (Kulak) Ledkins. Bobbie attended Industrial High School, graduating in 1959 as class valedictorian. She married John M. Young of Lolita, on July 26,1958 at Lolita Baptist Church.
Bobbie was an avid reader and she loved decorating for all the holidays – to the extreme! She made the best mayonnaise cake and banana pudding in the world. And mostly, she loved to make people smile. She had the most beautiful smile.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her mother and father, and nephew Douglas Ledkins, Jr


Wanda Stanley

Wanda Rowell Smith Stanley passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 80. Wanda was born on March 5, 1937 to Mack and Ruby Rowell in Edna. Wanda was a long time resident of Bay City. She loved to travel the country with her husband of 33 years, Thomas “Tom” Stanley. Wanda loved all types of art and was a member of the Bay City Art League. Wanda spent countless hours volunteering from 1985-2010 for the Pink Ladies Auxiliary-Matagorda County Regional Medical Center, Bay City, Texas.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents Mack and Ruby Rowell; sister Darlene Caswell and husband James; brother Jimmy Rowell; son and daughter-in-law Thomas “Bubba” and Toni Smith; son-in-law Ben Sublett and husband Henry G. Smith.


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