McLennan County, Texas
February 1987
FEBRUARY 12, 1987


V.C. (Doc.) Howard, 79, of Waco died Saturday at his residence. Services were at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Home Chapel in Waco, with the Rev. G.P. Comer officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Howard was born June 10, 1907, in Frosa. He was member of First United Methodist Church. He married Mary Clifton in 1932 in Waco. She died in 1979.
Survivors include three sisters. Milly Blankenship of Mart, Mamie Stratton of Waco and Evelyn Sebesta of Houston.


Edward C. (Ted) Behringer, 79, of Waco, died Wednesday at his residence. Services were at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Home Chapel in Waco, with chaplain Curtis Holland officiating. Burial was at Waco Memorial Park. Mr. Behringer was born Sept. 8, 1907, in Mart and moved to Waco as a child. He worked for Joe L. Ward Co, for   51 years, retiring in 1977. He was married to Johnnie Ray Bettinger on Aug. 21,1932, in Waco. Survivors include his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Nathaniel Brown of Bedford, Mass., Mrs. John (Barbara) Walling of Axtell and Betty Poteet of Waco; a sister, Mrs. Frieda Ludwick of Irving; a brother, Walter Behringer of Marlin; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Joe Morris McFarland, age 66, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7:40 a.m., at the Village Oak Regional Hospital in San Antonio.  Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at Littlepage Funeral Home Chapel in Mart, with the Rev. Ken Shultz, pastor of First Unites Methodist Church of Mart, officiating.  Interment will be in the Prairie Hill Cemetery. Mr. McFarland resided at Scherz, Texas.  He was a retired salesman for a candy store, and was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife Gladys of Scherz; a son, Marc Lamb of Fairfax, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Georgeann) Byars of San Antonio; a brother, Maurice McFarland of Mart; a sister, Joyce McFarland of Waco; and two granddaughters.


Horace Olin Curry, 78, of Mart, a farmer, died Wednesday at his residence. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Littlepage Funeral Home Chapel in Mart, with the Rev. Ken Shultz officiating.  Burial was at Kirk Cemetery. Mr. Curry was born on Nov. 23, 1908 in Limestone County.  He retired from the highway department.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mart.  Survivors include two brothers, William Everette Curry of Lufkin and Fred Curry of New Braunfels; and two sisters, Louise Wilson of Longview and Lydia Lindley of Temple.


Albert Andrew Obearle, 87, of Waco, died last Tuesday at a Waco hospital. Services were at 2:30 p.m. last Thursday at Frieden United Church of Christ in Riesel, chaplain Curtis Holland and the Rev. A.L. Schwecke officiating.
Burial was at Frieden Cemetery.  Mr. Obearle was born Oct. 11, 1899 in Falls County.  He was married to Ella Loewe June 28, 1921, in Waco.  He was a member of Frieden United Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Esther Schimschar of Waco; a son, Adolph R. Obearle of Schertz; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family has designated Frieden United Church of Christ for memorials.


Otto Hanus, 86, of Temple, died last Monday in Waco.  Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. last Thursday in Waco with burial in Pavelka Cemetery in Elk. Survivors include his wife, Matilda Hanus of Temple; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Clay, Mrs. Rosemary Spence and Mrs. Lucille Drury; one son, Dan Hanus; two sisters, Elsie Geibel, Mary Sugarek; two brothers, Alton Hanus and Paul Hanus; 13 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Chris Spence, Bryan Hanus, Duane Martin, Wallace Crover, Dennis Ferguson, and Lynwood Schiller.


Miss Gladys Laverne Webb, 70, of Waco, died last Tuesday afternoon in a Waco hospital. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Kirk Cemetery, in Limestone County, the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Miss Webb was born Nov. 21, 1916 in Hillsboro.  She was a retired sewing machine operator. Survivors include a brother, Richard Ray Webb of Fort Huachuca, Ariz; and a sister, Mrs. Billy (Doris) Martin of Waco.
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