McLennan County, Texas
November 1973


WACO TRIBUNE HERALD
NOVEMBER 26, 1973

 SHELTON, MRS. FRANCIS E. (Katherine)
Mrs. Francis E. (Katherine) Shelton,74, of l611West Ave died at 10:35 p.m. Friday in a local hospital. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery, Rev, Marshal Edwards officiating. The family will be at 1611 West Ave. Survivors-Three sons, Francis E. Shelton Jr. of Jacksonville Fla., Edward Everett Shelton of Austin, Joe Champe Shelton of Bellaire; one sister, Miss Zoe Fitzhugh of 1611 West Ave; one brother, T. Champe Fitzhugh of 2420 Ethel.
Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home. 1124 Washington Avenue, phone 753-3691

The Mart Herald
Thursday November 29, 1973

 HILL NATIVE DIES IN TEMPLE HOSPITAL
Funeral Services for
Ernest Albert Eproson of Temple, formerly of the Big Hill vicinity, were held last Wednesday, October 31, in the Kibler Chapel in Groesbeck. Mr. Eproson, age 75, passed away October 29 in the VA Hospital in Temple after being in ill health for several years.
Mr. Eproson was born in the Big Hill Community on March 16, 1898, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Eproson. He followed the trade of a construction worker, and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II.
He was preceded in death on March 13, 1962, by his wife, Mrs. Addie Ruth Barrett Eproson.
He is survived by one daughter, Miss Rilla Ruth Eproson of Moody; two brothers, R.O. Eproson of Bernadino, Calif., and W.N. Eproson of Meridian; one sister, Mrs. Postelle Baker of Moody; and one nephew.
Rev. Hubert Barnett of Groesbeck officiated and interment was in Big Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearer were Hap Shelton, Rudolph Wilson, Horace Carter, Dean Lowe, Horace Beard, and W.B. Aman.

The Mart Herald
Thursday
November 29, 1973

 NATIVE OF BIG HILL MRS. LOUELLA LOWE, DIED LAST WEEK
Mrs. Louella L. Lowe, 60, of Groesbeck, died early Wednesday morning of last week in a Marlin Hospital. She was a native of Big Hill, southeast of Mart.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Groesbeck, with Rev. Hubert Barnett, officiating. Burial was in Big Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Lowe was born Sept. 26, 1913, in the Big Hill Community. She married H. D. Lowe Sept. 15, 1934 in Big Hill. She was a member of the Groesbeck First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband; a sister, Mrs. Stella Florence Alewine of Groesbeck; several nieces and nephews.

The Mart Herald
Thursday
November 29, 1973

 G.H. FELKNER OF RIESEL DIES
George Harry Felkner, 66, of Route 1, Riesel, died Tuesday morning in a local hospital.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Connally-Compton Downtown Chapel, Rev. William G. Agee, Rev. Ivan Ker and Rev. Martin Arni officiating. Burial will be in Waco Memorial Park.
Mr. Felkner was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was born in Terrell and had lived in Riesel 27 years. He married Mable Meeks Oct. 8, 1928 in Terrell. He was a retired dairyman.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Henry H. Felkner of 500 Kipling and Dewitt T. Felkner of Route 1, Riesel; a sister, Mrs. Maude Beetles of Lubbock; two brothers, Clay Felkner of Austin, and Henry Felkner of Riesel; and six grandchildren.

The Mart Herald
Thursday
November 29, 1973

 FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WILLIAM J. SCHELER FATHER OF MARTITE
William J. Scheler of Leroy, passed away at 11 p.m. Friday in a West Hospital after a short illness.
Funeral Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ at Gerald near Leroy. Rev. A. H. Schwecke officiated. Burial was in the Gerald Cemetery.
Mr. Scheler was a retired farmer. His wife passed away November 17, 1969, and a son, Edmund Scheler, passed away June 24, 1973. Active pallbearers were grandsons.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Ella) Mandel of Mart; three sons, Alwood Scheler of West, Leo Scheler of Leroy, and Hilbert Scheler of Burleson; two sisters, Josephine Peschel of Rosebud, and Annie Fricke of Cameron; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

 MRS. FRANCES SMITH DIED HERE MONDAY, FINAL RITES TUESDAY
Mrs. Frances E. Smith, 89, of 2621 Old Oaks in Waco, died Monday afternoon in a Mart nursing home.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Littlepage Chapel in Mart, with Rev. W. H. Smith, officiating, burial was in Mart Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 14, 1884 in Robinson County. She married Dr. Charles E. Smith, who died in 1938. She lived in the Mart Area most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mart.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charles Baxter of San Antonio and Mrs. Gordon Teal of Dallas; two sons, Dr. C. Collom Smith and Charles E. Smith both of Waco; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
This site designed and maintained by .
Copyright 2005.