James L. Perry

Services for James L. "Mr. Jimmy" Perry, 95, of Bartlett will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Bartlett with the Rev. Daniel L. Blane Sr. officiating.

Burial will be in Bartlett City Cemetery.

A wake will be 6-7 p.m. Friday at Mount Ararat Baptist Church.

Mr. Perry died Saturday, Dec. 30, in a Bartlett nursing facility.

He was born in Schulenburg to Tavo and Maggie McCleroy Perry. He lived in Bartlett, where he was a cafe owner for more than 50 years. He married Maggie Flint on June 30, 1968, in Bell County. She preceded him in death. He also served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors are a stepson, Johnny Flint of Houston; a brother, Charlie Perry of Abilene; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Friday at W.H. Littles and Sons Mortuary in Temple.

Mary Nell Thompson

LAMPASAS -- Services for Mrs. Mary Nell Thompson, 73, of Lometa, will be at 1 p.m. today at Dodson Funeral Home in Lampasas.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Cook-Walden Memorial Hill Cemetery in Austin.

Mrs. Thompson died Monday, Jan. 1, at her residence.

She was born in Enloe to Jess and Emma Lee Dial Blevins. She grew up in Cooper where she graduated from high school. She attended the University of Austin where she studied music. She married Charles Thompson on Feb. 6, 1946, in Dallas. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Lampasas Herb Society and the Nix Quilting Group. She also played piano and organ at the Lometa United Methodist Church where she was a member.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thompson and by a great-grandchild.

Survivors are a daughter, Charlotte Math of Lampasas; two sons, Charles Thompson Jr. of Austin and Mark Stephen Thompson of Austin; a sister, Jessie Lee Wilson of Dallas; a brother, Warren Blevins of Irving; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

June Idell Everts

BELTON -- Services for June Idell Everts, 81, of Belton will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton with the Rev. Bobby Baggett officiating.

The body was cremated.

Burial will be Sunday, May 13, in Maple Hill Cemetery in Michigan.

Mrs. Everts died Monday, Jan. 1 in a Belton nursing home.

She was born near Norton, Kan., to James Harold and Myrtle Wilma Naumann Palmer. She married Ernest Roy Everts Jr. on Nov. 5, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1977. She was a member of the Easter Star in Boyne City, Mich.

Survivors are a son, Ivan Everts of Belton; a daughter, Carol VanGilder of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials can be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 4249, Austin, 78765.

Juanita J. Duval

ROCKDALE -- Services for Juanita J. Duval, 84, of Rockdale will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with the Rev. Paul Kethley officiating.

Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery in Lexington.

Mrs. Duval died Monday, Jan. 1, in a Rockdale nursing home.

She was born in Greenville to Clovis Robert and Nettie Lou Ransone Watkins. She married William Ray Duval Sr. in Hugo, Okla., in 1938. He preceded her in death in 1991. She worked 10 years for Montgomery Wards, where she managed the drapery department. She later helped her husband in his funeral home business. She was a member of Blue Methodist Church in Blue. She moved to Blue from Houston in 1978, to Lexington in 1991, and to Rockdale in 1997.

Survivors are two sons, William Duval Jr. of Huntsville, Ala. and Harry Duval of San Francisco, Calif.; three daughters, Donya Conine of Marble Falls, Sandra Yarbrough of Lexington, and Carol Greb of Houston; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

La Dean Nichols

MOODY -- Services for La Dean Nichols, 89, of Moody will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Moody with the Rev. Mickey Fugitt officiating.

Burial will be in Moody Cemetery.

Mrs. Nichols died Monday, Jan. 1, in Temple.

She was born to Floyd and Lillie Mae Powell Talley in Moody and attended school there. On Aug. 12, 1927, she married Lat Taylor Nichols in Moody.

A longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Moody, she directed the youth Sunday school department for 16 years, taught the adult ladies Sunday school class, and directed the senior Sunday school department for six years. She was also a member of the Women's Missionary Union. Her husband preceded her in death in 1975.

Survivors are a son, Bobby Taylor Nichols of McGregor; a daughter, Joyce Dean Ondrasek of Temple; a stepdaughter, Madeline Smiley of Waco; a brother, Bill Talley of Terrell; two sisters, Mildred Wallace of Refugio and Fay Gandy of San Antonio; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 366, Moody, 76557.

Cole Funeral Home of Moody is in charge of arrangements.

W.D. 'Dinkie' Lam

GATESVILLE -- Services for W.D. "Dinkie" Lam, 71, of Flat will be at 2 p.m. today at Scott's Funeral Home in Gatesville.

Burial will be in Flint Creek Cemetery.

He died Monday, Jan. 1.

He was born in Mound to Harry Franklin Lam and Willard Harris Lam. He graduated from Gatesville High School and was a member of the Flat Baptist Church. He married Billie Rigdon in New Mexico on Sept. 15, 1949. He was self-employed as a building contractor and cattle rancher.

Survivors are his wife, Billie Lam of Flat; a son, F. Paul Lam; a daughter, Kathy Fay Plentl of Austin; two sisters, Mary Sue Wicker of Del Rio and Nina Jones of Lubbock; and four grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the National Heart Association.

Albert Daude

Albert Daude, 90, of Temple, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, in a Temple nursing home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Sheffield Funeral Home in Temple with the Rev. Ardene Wuthrich officiating.

Private burial will be in Bellwood Memorial Park.

He was the owner of Daude Grocery Store in Bartlett for more than 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veda Daude in 1999. He was also a life-long member of the First Lutheran Church of Temple.

Survivors are a daughter, Sylvia Stalnaker of Ben Arnold; one brother, H.J. Daude of Temple; and one sister Bernice Matous of Temple.

Memorials may be made to the Vista Care Hospice of Temple or the First Lutheran Church.

John W. Sluder

Services for John W. Sluder, 80, of Temple will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Wilson Valley Cemetery near Little River with the Rev. Jack Cox officiating.

Mr. Sluder died Monday, Jan. 1, in a Temple nursing center.

He was born in Coleman County to Franklin and Laura Lee Hughling Sluder. He was a resident of Bell County most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran in World War II.

He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 36 years. He received an award from the Texas Western Swing Heritage Association of Texas in 1998.

Survivors are his wife, Billie Sluder of Temple; a stepson, John Reeves of Temple; one brother, Melvin Sluder of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and four stepgrandchildren.

Hewett Funeral Home of Temple is in charge of arrangements.

Juan G. Anzaldua

Services for Juan Gabino Anzaldua, 25, of Robstown and formerly of Temple and Belton, will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Branford/Dawson Funeral Home in Temple.

Burial will be in Bellwood Cemetery in Temple.

Two rosaries will be recited, one at 7 p.m. today, and another at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on both days.

Mr. Anzaldua died Monday, Jan. 1, in a Temple hospital.

He was born in Corpus Christi to Gabino Anzaldua and Hernandez Anzaldua. He attended school in Belton.

Survivors are his wife, Diamtina Anzaldua of Robstown; a son, Juan G. Anzaldua Jr. of Robstown; three daughters, Jessica and Destiny Anzaldua, both of Robstown, and Alicia Anzaldua of Temple; two brothers, Martin A. Anzaldua of Temple and Adolfo Olivarez Jr. of Belton; two sisters, Elizabeth Espiricueta and Patsy Rios, both of Temple; and his parents.

Dorothy Jean Stephan

FREDERICKSBURG -- Memorial services for Dorothy Jean "Dottie" Stephan, 55, of Valley Spring are pending with Beckmann Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.

She died Saturday, Dec. 30, at a Fredericksburg hospital.

Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Desirae Mike of Temple; three brothers; three sisters; and one grandson.

James E. McFarland

LAMPASAS -- James Edward McFarland, 77, of Lampasas died Tuesday, Jan. 2, in a Lampasas hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Briggs-Gamel Funeral Home in Lampasas with Reid Schaub officiating.

Burial will be in Rock Church Cemetery in Rumley.

Mr. McFarland was born in Temple to William Elder and Willie L. Elms McFarland. He married Mary Lou Climer on Nov. 17, 1945 in Lampasas. He worked for 20 years at Fort Hood as an engineer technician.

He was a member of Lampasas Golf Association, the Farm Bureau, and Central Texas Cattleman's Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lampasas.

Survivors are his wife; a son, James E. McFarland Jr. of Austin, a daughter, Kathie Elkins of Lampasas; two sisters, Edith Pickett of Tracy City, Tenn. and Margaret Finch of Clyde, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials can be made to Rock Church Cemetery Association or American Cancer Society.

Sarah Jones Morgan

WACO -- Services for Ms. Sarah Ruth Jones Morgan, 92, of Troy, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Connally Compton Funeral Home in Waco with the Rev. Steve Ramsdell officiating.

Burial will be in Waco Memorial Park.

The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ms. Morgan died Monday, Jan. 1, in a Temple hospital.

She was born in Mount Calm to James and Nimpie Sealy Jones. She served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant and was a chapter member of the DAV. She was also a member of the Order of the Easter Star Vashti No. 32 and was a graduate of the National School of Business.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Taylor Statham and Samuel Morgan and a grandchild.

Survivors are a son, Taylor Statham Jr. of Arlington; a daughter, Jeanette Harris of Lubbock; and two grandchildren.

Funerals TODAY

BEARD, Oley Jr., 80, Gatesville, 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, Gatesville. Burial in Restland Cemetery, Gatesville. Gatesville Funeral Home in charge.

CRAIG, Rose Aimee, 80, Killeen, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Killeen. Burial in Killeen City Cemetery. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Killeen, in charge.

LAM, W.D. "Dinkie", 71, Flat, 2 p.m., Scott's Funeral Home, Gatesville. Burial in Flint Creek Cemetery.

NICHOLS, La Dean, 89, Moody, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Moody. Burial in Moody Cemetery. Cole Funeral Home, Moody, in charge.

TAYLOR, James H. Sr., 65, Copperas Cove, 2 p.m., Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Killeen. Burial in Killeen Memorial Park.

THOMPSON, Mary Nell, 73, Lometa, 1 p.m., Dodson Funeral Home, Lampasas. Burial, 3 p.m., Cook-Walden Memorial Hill Cemetery, Austin.