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Posted: Friday, May 28, 2004 12:00 am

Antonio Torres

LAMPASAS -- Services for Antonio A. Torres, 58, of Lometa are set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lampasas with the Rev. James Harnan officiating.

Burial will be in Senterfitt Cemetery in Lometa.

He died Wednesday, May 26, in Lometa.

He was born Feb. 17, 1946, in Lometa to Reyes Torres and the former David Ancira. He was a retired commodity truck driver. He married Josie Banda in Lometa in 1982. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Lometa.

Survivors are his wife, Josie Torres of Lometa; one daughter, JoAnn Lilly of Lometa; one son, Johnny Molina of Lometa; a sister, Cecilia Matamoros of Rogers; three brothers, Tom Torres and Mike Torres, both of Lometa, and George Torres of Brady; his mother, David Torres; and five grandchildren.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dodson-Sneed Funeral Home in Lampasas.

Cecil Cotton

BELTON -- Services for Cecil Cotton, 67, of Belton are pending with Dossman Funeral Home in Belton.

He died Wednesday, May 26, in a Temple hospital.

Alan Stewart

OWENSBORO, KY. -- Services for Alan B. Stewart, 65, of Owensboro, Ky., and formerly of Temple were held Monday, May 17, at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro, Ky.

The body was cremated.

He died Friday, May 14, in an Owensboro, Ky., nursing home.

He was born Dec. 31, 1938, to Joseph and Alice Stewart in Akron, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Owensboro, Ky.

Survivors are his wife, Carol Stewart of Owensboro, Ky.; one son, Robert Stewart of New Braunfels; one daughter, Janet Bergen of Owensboro, Ky.; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Green River Area Development District, 3860 Highway 60 West, Owensboro, Ky., 42301; or to St. John's United Methodist Church, 2160 Griffith Ave., Owensboro, Ky., 42301.

Juanita Taylor

ROCKDALE -- Memorial services for Juanita "Momo" Taylor, 79, of Cedar Creek and formerly of Rockdale are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale with Don Simms and Gus Coelho officiating.

The body was cremated.

Ms. Taylor died Wednesday, May 26, in Austin.

She was born in Cameron to Emil and Louise (Hosch) Boedeker. She attended Cameron schools and was a 1943 graduate of Yoe High School. She attended Temple Junior College. She retired from ALCOA in Rockdale after 34 years of service. She married Jodie Taylor in Fort Worth in 1948.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jodie Taylor in January 1993.

Survivors are one daughter, Karen "Kaye" Kirk of Bastrop; one brother, Roland Boedeker of Concan; two sisters, Gertrude Michalka of Waco, Florence Boedeker of Temple; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Donald McAlexander

GRAFTON, VA. -- Graveside services for Donald McAlexander, 97, of Yorktown, Va. , and formerly of Temple are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Arrangements are being made by Amory Funeral Home of Grafton, Va., and Harper-Talasek of Temple.

He died Friday, May 14, 2004. He was born and raised in Temple. He attended Texas A&M and Duke universities. He retired as a high school teacher in Harlingen. He moved to Yorktown, Va., in 1999.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louis H. McAlexander; and by his second wife, Martha Johnson McAlexander.

Survivors are one son, Don McAlexander of Yorktown, Va.; two brothers, John McAlexander Jr. of Houston, James McAlexander of Austin; one grandchild; nine great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is set for 11 a.m. Monday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bon Secours Hospice, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, Va., 23602.

Helen Tuitt

Services for Helen Ruth Townsend Tuitt, 51, of Temple will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Branford-Dawson Funeral Home with the Rev. Roscoe Harrison Jr. officiating.

Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

She died Wednesday, May 26, in a Temple hospital.

Mrs. Tuitt was born in Cameron to Henry and Jessie Mae Townsend. She married Wilfred Tuitt in May 2002. She attended Temple College. She worked for Lock Joint Texas in Temple.

Survivors are her husband Wilfred Tuitt of Kingshill, Virgin Islands; her mother, Jessie Mae Townsend of Temple; three brothers, Peardie Townsend of Temple, Donald Townsend of Houston, Freddie Townsend of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a sister, Pat Collier of Cherry Hill, N.J.

Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Diana Hopkins

Services for Diana Hopkins, 46, of Temple are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Temple with the Rev. Deborah Jones officiating.

The body was cremated.

Ms. Hopkins died Wednesday, May 26, in a Temple hospital.

She was born in Cameron on July 5, 1957, to Billy and Alice Johle Henderson. She married George Hopkins in Alvin in April 1987. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Temple and was employed by Reuben Talasek Enterprises.

Survivors are her husband, George Hopkins of Temple; her parents Billy and Alice Henderson of Buckholts; and two daughters, Jennifer Cody La Motte and Nichole Marie Whatley, both of Temple.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple is in charge of arrangements.

Wilbert H. Curtis

Services for Wilbert Henry Lee Curtis, 75, of Temple are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church in Temple with Dr. U.C. Barnes and the Rev. Paul Burleson officiating.

Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Curtis died Monday, May 24, 2004, in a Temple nursing home.

He was born in Madisonville to Ike and Tammie Davison Curtis and attended school in the Madison County school district. After moving to Temple, he joined Corinth Baptist Church, where he has been a member the last 57 years. He was a deacon and served as chairman of the deacon board. He was a member of the Senior Usher Board, Sunday school, Brotherhood and Women Uplift, and Male Chorus. He was employed by Northside Drug Store, Santa Fe Hospital, Temple Rockwool Plant, Slough Trucking and he retired from Wilson Art Plastics after 25 years of service. He was a member of St. James Masonic Lodge No. 71, Prince Hall Affiliation, more than 56 years, serving as treasurer and honorary past master. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Ed Blair Consistory No. 286 in Temple. He married Bennett V. Bonner on Aug. 5, 1950.

Survivors are his wife, Bennett Curtis of Temple; three daughters, Lee Bonnell Shaw of Denver, Carol Diane McKenney of Miami, and Kathleen Jeanette Dedrick of Temple; one son, Wilbert M. Curtis of Hewitt; two sisters, Tannie V. Hodges and Shirley Green Davis, both of Houston; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be noon-7 p.m. today at Hornsby-Murcherson Funeral Home in Temple.

Ariana Anderson

Funeral services for Ariana Nicole Rodriguez Anderson, 6 months, of Temple, are pending at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in a Temple hospital.

Moore Infant

Services for Gabriel Tyree Moore, infant son of DeMario Jabar and Kimberly Ambler Moore of Killeen, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday in Bellwood Memorial Park with the Rev. Jakie Shirley officiating under direction of Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.

He was born and died Monday, May 24, 2004, in a Temple hospital.

Survivors are his parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Javier Ambler of Killeen; and maternal great-grandmother, Esther Bryce of Killeen.

Iva Moore

Graveside services for Iva Louise (Warren) Moore, 88, of Temple are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Bellwood Memorial Park with the Rev. Paul E. Moore officiating under the direction of the Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at a Temple nursing home.

She was born April 30, 1916, in the Joe Lee community near Rogers to Ernest and Gaudy Beatrice Calhoun Warren. A homemaker, she lived in Rockdale, where her husband was employed, for 41 years before moving to Temple. She was a charter member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church of Rockdale and a member of VFW Auxiliary 6525.

Survivors include her husband Robert Moore of Temple; one son, Woodie Herman Kitching of Dickinson; one daughter, Wilma Willene McVay of Texas City; three step-children; two brothers, E.E. Warren of Reeds Lake and Floyd T. Warren of Austin; one sister, Helena Poole of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity or to Odessey Hospice, 2010 S.W. H.K. Dodgen Loop, Suite 201, Temple TX 76504.

Adelina Ortiz

KILLEEN -- Services for Adelina Ortiz, 80, of Temple are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen with the Rev. Hector Flores officiating.

Burial will be in Killeen Memorial Park.

Mrs. Oritz died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in a Temple nursing home.

She was born in Puerto Rico to Vincente and Angelina Charon de Ruiz. She married Epifanio Ortiz Sr. in 1945. He preceded her in death. She moved to Killeen in 1958. She was a homemaker.

Survivors are four sons, Epifanio Ortiz Jr. of Belton, Pete Ortiz of Richmond, Va., Jaime Ortiz of Temple and Ralph Ortiz of Katy; one daughter, Nydia Owens of Temple; one brother, Jamie Ruiz of Miami; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen, with a Rosary at 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association Greater Austin Chapter, 3420 Executive Center Drive, Livingston Building, Suite 301, Austin 78731-1626.

Mary E. Goodrum

COPPERAS COVE -- Services for Mary Elizabeth Goodrum, 45, of Killeen is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Christian House of Prayer in Copperas Cove with Bishop Nathaniel Holcomb officiating.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.

She died Sunday, May 21, at her home.

Mrs. Goodrum was born in Monticello, Ga., to Bill Watts and Ollie Mae Watts and she attended high school in Griffin, Ga. She was a child care provider in Fort Stewart, Ga., Ansbach, Germany, Livorno, Italy, and in Killeen. She did volunteer work at schools in Livorno and at Brooklawn Elementary School in Killeen. She was a teacher's assistant in Livorno. She was a member of the Children's Church Ministry, the Unseen Hands Ministry and the Deacons Ministry at Christian House of Prayer. She had lived in the Killeen area since 1987 and had been a member of Christian House of Prayer since moving to the area.

Survivors are her husband, Danny W. Goodrum Sr. of Killeen; four sons, Danny W. Goodrum Jr. and Aaron Goodrum, both of Kunson, Korea, Stephen J. Goodrum of Salt Lake City and Dwayne M. Goodrum of Killeen; a daughter, Stephanie D. Goodrum-Thomas of Killeen; eight brothers, Wiley Barkley, Willie James Watts, Robert L. Watts, Lonnie J. Watts and Bobby Watts, all of Griffin, Willie B. Watts of Cincinnati, and Charlie L. Watts and Ronnie M. Watts, both of Alabama; five sisters, Betty King, Katie May Barkley, Ester L. Watts and Carrie Harvey, all of Griffin and Doris Mae Watts of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the National Cancer Society.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service.

Chisolm's Family Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian N. Lucas

ROSEBUD -- Graveside services for Vivian N. Lucas, 98, of Waco are set for 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodland Cemetery in Rosebud.

She died Thursday, May 27, in a Waco hospital.

Mrs. Lucas was born Jan. 2, 1906, in Rosebud to Carl Nyander and Emma Nelson Nyander. She had lived in Waco the last 30 years. She graduated from Rosebud High School and she worked for Southers Grocery in Rosebud. She married James P. Lucas, who preceded her in death in 1962. She was a member of the North Waco Baptist Church.

She is survived by 9 nieces and 2 nephews.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud.

John W. Lester

Services for John W. "Stretch" Lester, 56, of Temple are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple with the Rev. David McMurry officiating.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

He died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in a Bell County hospital.

Mr. Lester was born in Houston to Darrell George Lester and Dorothy Nell Reaks Lester. He attended Allen Military Academy in Bryan, Tarrant County Junior College and Temple College, where he received a degree in Computer-Aided Design (CAD). He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war as a Military Police officer. He moved to the Temple area in 1970 and owned TBC Cabinets in Temple. He also worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, A.T. & Santa Fe Railroad, the Centra Group of Fort Worth and the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center, where he volunteered. He was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and he was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason.

Survivors include a brother, Darrell R. Lester of Fort Worth.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Humane Society.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Funerals TODAY

BATLA, Raymond J. Sr., 94, Temple, 10 a.m., Temple Brethren Church. Burial in Bellwood Memorial Park. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Temple, in charge.

DOUGLAS, Thelma Louise, 87, Temple, 2 p.m., Goodnight Funeral Home, Bartlett. Burial in Bartlett City Cemetery.

FIELDS, Bobby Vernon, 74, Temple, 2 p.m., Bellwood Memorial Park. Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Temple, in charge.

HORTON, Lillian M., 93, Killeen, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Killeen. Burial in Killeen Memorial Park. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Killeen, in charge.

OCANAS, Joe Anthony, 18, Travis, 11 a.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church, Rosebud. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Rosebud. Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home, Rosebud, in charge.

PUSLEY, Bill, 71, Temple, 3 p.m., First Church of The Nazarene, Temple. Private family burial at a later date. Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Temple, in charge.

SHINE, Robert, 61, Harker Heights, 6 p.m., Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Killeen. The body will be cremated.

WILLIAMS, Claudette Ann, 49, Killeen, 3 p.m., Heritage Funeral Home, Harker Heights. Burial in St. James Cemetery, Havre de Grace, Md.

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