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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 12:00 am

Bessie Veronica Zett

Bessie Veronica Zett, 85, of Belton died Monday, April 22, in a Belton nursing home.

Arrangements are pending with Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.

Katherine C. Tower

LAMPASAS -- Services for Katherine C. Tower, 52, of Alvin and formerly of Lometa will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in Long Cove Cemetery near Lometa with the Rev. Doyle Combs officiating.

She died Saturday, April 20, in a Webster hospital.

Mrs. Tower was born in Sugarland to T.T. Mills and Annie Ruth Knight Mills. She married Don E.P. Tower, who preceded her in death. She was an office clerk for Pitney Bowes and a member of First Baptist Church in Lometa.

Survivors are two sons, Don E. Tower and Phillip O. Tower both of Lometa; a daughter, Shanna E. Tower of Galveston; five brothers, T.J. Mills, Clarence Mills, Floyd Mills, Charles Mills and Roy Mills, all of Alvin; a sister Betty J. Griffin of Lometa; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to charity of choice.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home in Lampasas.

Catherine Shaw

KILLEEN -- Services for Catherine Shaw, 40, of Killeen are pending with Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen.

She died Sunday, April 21, at her residence.

Marian Young Tucker

HARKER HEIGHTS -- Marian Young Tucker, 86, of the Goodnight Ranch community died Monday, April 22, in a Harker Heights retirement center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. in Cedar Knob Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Tower officiating.

Mrs. Tucker was born in El Paso to William C. and Myra Herndon Young. She married Gear P. Tucker in 1931. He preceded her in death in 1982. They worked as a team in property management in Bell County and also in the Hill Country. She had lived in the Bell County area for the past 22 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Salado, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Gut Club of Killeen.

Survivors are a daughter, Barbara Frazier of Round Rock; a sister, Jacqueline Goodnight of Belton; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be sent to the lymphoma research in care of Scott and White Hospital in Killeen.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights.

Bertha Jane McCurdy

KILLEEN -- Services for Bertha Jane McCurdy, 65, of Killeen will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zion Temple Church of God in Christ in Harker Heights with Bishop A. LaDell Thomas Sr.

Burial will be in Killeen City Cemetery.

She died Saturday, April 20, in a Temple hospital.

Mrs. McCurdy was born in Havaco, W.Va,. to Robert and Lula Hughes. She graduated from Kimball High School in Kimball, W.Va. She worked for food service in Baumholder, Germany, and with Killeen school district. She was employed with Girling Home Health Care in food service and was employed for nine years. She married Bob L. McCurdy in Havaco, W.Va., on Oct. 20, 1956. She was a Sunday school teacher and president of the president of the Hospitality Committee of Zion Temple Church of God in Christ for 22 years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald L. McCurdy on Oct. 24,1992; and a daughter, Vickie Lynn Robinson.

Survivors are her husband, Bob L. McCurdy of Killeen; five sons, William R. McCurdy of Plano, Tony M. McCurdy of Turkey, Danny R. McCurdy of Killeen, Bob L McCurdy Jr. of Austin, and DeWayne J. McCurdy of Houston; a daughter, Tonya C. Greene of Dallas; three sisters, Katie Harper of Newark, Del., Jeanie Anthony of Bronx, N.Y., and Belinda Ellis of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen Funeral Home.

Denver C. Marsh

SAN ANGELO -- Services for Denver C. Marsh, 83, of San Angelo and formerly of Rogers will be at 10 a.m. today at Johnson's Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with military honors.

He died Saturday, April 20, in San Angelo.

Survivors are his wife, Alzada Marsh of San Angelo; four sons, Dr. Denver C. Marsh and Dr. Charles A. March both of San Angelo, Andrew Franklin Marsh of Dripping Springs and William Wells Marsh of Allen; and two daughters, Anne Louise Nicholas of Denton and Julia Klepac of Dallas.

Pat Hopson

GATESVILLE -- Pat Hopson, 61, of Mound, died Monday, April 22, at a Gatesville hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the White Mound Baptist Church.

Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Mr. Hopson was born in Gatesville to Ruby Sedwick and Pearl Whitton Hopson and he lived in Mound most of his life. He attended school in Mound and Gatesville. He also attended Baylor University and he married Sherry Lam on Aug. 4, 1962. He was a heavy equipment operator at Fort Hood for 28 years before he retired in 2001. He was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association where he was a judge. He was also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association and the Maples Masonic Lodge No. 791 in Flat. He was a member of the White Mound Baptist Church and he had also attended Eagle Springs Church.

Survivors are his wife, Sherry Hopson of Mound; a son, Billy Hopson of Turnersville; a daughter, Lanelle Hopson of Mound; six brothers, Rex Hopson and Hal Hopson, both of Dallas, Gayle Hopson of Huntsville, Truett Hopson and Robert Hopson, both of Mound and Dan Hopson of Fairfax, Va.; and two grandchildren.

A reception and jam session will be held at Mr. Hopson's home immediately following the burial.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Gatesville Funeral Home.

Donald Lee James

GATESVILLE -- Private services will be held at a later date for Donald Lee James, 66, of Gatesville.

He died Saturday, April 20, in Gatesville.

Mr. James was born in Brownwood to Thomas H. and Verna B. Ellsworth James. He served in the U.S. Army for three years and he had worked in the maintenance department of a number of air conditioning companies throughout Texas.

Survivors are a son, Frank James of Carthage; three daughters, Verna James of Colorado Springs, Colo., Charlotte Shrum and Jeanette James, both of Midland; and six grandchildren.

Scott's Funeral Home in Gatesville is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Chestnut

BELTON -- Fred Chestnut, 59, died Monday, April 22, at his home.

Services are pending at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton.

Funerals TODAY

AKINS, Hugh, 85, Kempner, 9:30 a.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Copperas Cove, Second Ward. Burial, 2:30 p.m., Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. Dodson Funeral Home, Lampasas, in charge.

DARILEK, Jean, 80, Cameron, 10 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, Praha. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home, Cameron, in charge.

LORENZ, Pauline Stock, 90, Temple and formerly Barclay, 2 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church near Barclay. Burial in Barclay Cemetery. Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home, Rosebud, in charge.

MARSH, Denver C, 83, San Angelo and formerly Rogers, 10 a.m., Johnson's Funeral Home, San Angelo. Burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with military honors.

MATTSON, Evelyn L., 84, Belton, 10 a.m., Heartfield Funeral Home, Belton. Burial in North Belton Cemetery.

MOHRMANN, Gerald Winston Sr., 54, Temple, 3 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Temple. Hewett Funeral Home, Temple, in charge.

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