Nora Lee Robertson

TAYLOR -- Services for Nora Lee Robertson, 64, of Taylor and formerly Temple will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Olton with the Rev. Sharon Weise officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Memorial Cemetery.

She died Sunday, March 17, at her home.

Mrs. Robertson was born in Santa Fe, N.M., to Melvin and Edisy (Lawson) Wozencraft. She was reared in Olton and she married Aaron Robertson on June 1, 1973, in Olton and soon moved to Temple. They moved to Gonzales in 1980 and Taylor in 1996. She had been a secretary for many businesses. She was a member of 10th Street Methodist Church in Taylor and was a 4-H leader in Temple.

Survivors are her husband, Aaron Robertson of Taylor; a son, Keith Martin of Jarrell; two daughters, Rhonda Johnson and Kayla Creek, both of Portales, N.M.; a brother, Max Wozencraft of Riverside, Calif.; a sister, Jolene Shafer of Olton; and eight grandchildren.

Providence Funeral Home in Taylor is in charge of local arrangements.

Memorials may be made to any local hospice organization.

Marcelino Vargas

CAMERON -- Services for Marcelino Vargas, 93, of Cameron will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Cameron with the Rev. Tom Hanus officiating.

Burial will be in Hernandez Cemetery in Cameron.

He died Sunday, March, 17, at his home.

Mr. Vargas was born in Manor to Camillo and Bernabe Montalvo Vargas. He was a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church and served in the U.S. armed forces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Vargas, on Dec. 23, 1979.

Survivors are three sons, Daniel Vargas and Fernando Vargas, both of Cameron, and Robert Vargas of Temple; four daughters, Oralia Montez, Elida Puentes and Jesusa Martinez, all of Cameron, and Martha Lopez of Okeene, Okla.; 38 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Wolff

LAMPASAS -- Services Louise "Violet" Wolff, 72, of Kempner will be at 10 a.m. today at Dodson Funeral Home in Lampasas.

Burial will be at 2:15 p.m. in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

She died Friday, March 15, at a Fort Hood hospital.

Mrs. Wolff was born in Mohawk, W.Va., to George Troy Lee and the former Hallie G. Cook. She was reared in Huntington, W.Va., and attended business school there. She worked with Mary Kay products and jewelry. She married Melvin Wolff on July 11, 1970, in Abington, Va. She was a member of Kempner United Methodist Church and was active in the choir. She was preceded in death by a son, George F. "Butch" Eubanks, and two infant daughters.

Survivors are her husband, Melvin E. Wolff of Kempner; three sons, Jimmy Ed Eubanks of Orlando, Fla., Troy Wolff of Kempner and Gates W. Wolff of Carrollton; a sister, Sue Frayiser of Gray, Tenn.; three brothers, John Lee of Kingsport, Tenn., George T. Lee of Elkton, Md., and Carl D. Lee of Baltimore, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital, cancer research.

James Otis White Sr.

AUSTIN -- Services for James Otis White Jr., 59, of Granger will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Love All in Granger with the Rev. R.J. Reese officiating.

Burial will be in Bartlett Cemetery.

Mr. White died Friday, March 15.

Fuller-Sheffield Funeral Home in Austin is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Osborn

COPPERAS COVE -- Private family services for Barbara Osborn, 69, of Kempner will be held at a later date.

The body will be cremated.

She died Saturday, March 16 at her home.

Mrs. Osborn was born in Cranston, R.I., and had lived in the Kempner area since 1976. She was trained as a licensed practical nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and she retired from Marium Hospital in Providence, R.I., in 1963. She married Phillip Osborn on April 6, 1963.

Survivors are her husband, Phillip Osborn of Kempner; a son, John M. Osborn of Hutto; a daughter, Linda A. Toves of Harker Heights; and a brother, George L. Lamphere of Landsdale, Pa.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.

Perry O. Craigmyle

Services for Perry O. Craigmyle, 92, of Temple, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple with minister David Barfield officiating.

He died Sunday, March 17, at his home.

Mr. Craigmyle was born in Shelby County, Mo., to George W. and Elizabeth Mason Craigmyle. He was a retired farmer and had served in the U.S. Army in India during World War II. He married Iwanna Adcock.

Survivors are his wife, Iwanna Craigmyle of Temple; and a daughter, Penny Craigmyle, of Temple.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 4829, Austin 78765.

Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. today at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple.

Ora Lee Turnbo

KILLEEN -- Ora Lee Turnbo, 98, of Youngsport died Monday, March 18, in a Killeen nursing home.

Services are pending with Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen.

Mauro Gonzalez

KILLEEN -- Services for retired Master Sgt. Mauro Gonzalez, 73, of Killeen will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Killeen with the Rev. Edwin Kagoo officiating.

Burial will be in Killeen Memorial Park with full military honors.

A rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. today at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen.

He died Friday, March 15, in a Killeen hospital.

Mr. Gonzalez was born in Mission and he married Dora Trevino on Jan. 15, 1958, in Beeville. He was a member of the Military Order of Purple Heart, VFW Post No. 3892 and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Killeen. He retired as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army in 1977 after 27 years. His military awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star for Valor with one oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal Bronze with five loops, the Vietnam Service Medal with silver and bronze star, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm, the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal, the First Class Unit Citation, four Overseas Service Bars, the Army Commendation Medal, the Expert M16 Qualification Badge, the Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Eileen Fanning

KILLEEN -- Services for Eileen "Claire" Fanning, 65, of Harker Heights, will be at noon Thursday at 76th Street Chapel on Fort Hood with Chaplain Jack Herron officiating.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.

Burial will be in Killeen City Cemetery.

She died Sunday, March 17, in a Temple hospital.

Mrs. Fanning was born in Nutley, N.J., to Leland J. and Marie C. Brown. She was a graduate of St. Patrick's Academy in Binghamton, N.Y., in 1954, and attended nursing school at St. Joseph's in Syracuse, N.Y. She married Joseph J. Fanning on Dec. 7, 1958, at St. Paul's Church in Binhamton and she was a member of Fort Hood Catholic Community and Officers' Wives Bowling League.

Survivors are her husband, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph J. Fanning of Harker Heights; two sons, Joseph J. Fanning Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dr. Paul M. Fanning of Tyler; six daughters, Karen E. Fanning of Nolanville, Mary E. Oszust of San Antonio, Michelle M. Fry, Carolyn J. Hernandez and Suzanne L. Fanning, all of Killeen, and Jennifer C. Koket of Lake Dallas; two sisters, Marie Regan of Miami Beach, Fla., and Kathleen Stehm of Merchantville, N.J.; and 12 grandchildren

Memorials may be made to Annunciation Maternity Home, 3610 Shell Road, Georgetown, 78628.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Jack Louis Kinn

COPPERAS COVE -- Jack Louis Kinn, 62, of Kempner, died Monday, March 18, at his home.

No services are planned.

The body will be cremated.

Mr. Kinn was born in Baltimore, Md., and retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He was on the faculty of Central Texas College for 20 years. He had lived in Kempner since 1977.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Kinn of Kempner; a son, Dwight Kinn of Copperas Cove; a daughter, Sandra Kinn Burks of Georgetown; his stepfather, Frank Lind of Ocean City, Md.; a sister, Kathy Broda of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to ALS Association, South Texas Chapter, 6800 Pack Ten Blvd., Suite 220 N, San Antonio 78213; or VistaCare Hospice, 819 S. 5th St., Temple 76504.

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

Mary Jane Hardwick

ROCKDALE -- Mary Jane (Cherry) Hardwick, 96, of Martindale died Monday, March 18, at her home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Early Chapel Cemetery near Lexington.

Mrs. Hardwick was born in Lee County to Joel W. and Mary Jane (Bierbower) Cherry. She married Clifford Ross Hardwick on Dec. 30, 1929, in Shreveport, La. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1979. She worked as a secretary. She also was preceded in death by a son, Robert Earl Hardwick.

Survivors are two sons, Joe Hardwick of Martindale and Bert Hardwick of Orange; a daughter, Mary Louise Johnson of Leesburg, Fla.; a brother, Robert H. Cherry of Fischer; a sister, Lucy Ball of Johnson City; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels, 611 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, 78130.

Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward, 85, of Temple, died Monday, March 18, in a Temple nursing home.

Services are pending with Hornsby-Murcherson Funeral Home of Temple.

John W. Philbeck

GATESVILLE -- Services for John Wayne Philbeck, 66, of Gatesville will be at 3 p.m. today at Scott's Funeral Home in Gatesville with Michael Bond officiating.

Burial will be in Restland Cemetery.

He died Sunday, March 17, at a Gatesville hospital.

Mr. Philbeck was born in Shelby, N.C., to John Philbeck and Carrie Tessier Philbeck. He attended school in Shelby. He later entered the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He married Andrea Manriquez on Dec. 25, 1955. They lived in Gatesville, where he was a self-employed contractor until 1979. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.

Survivors are his wife, Andrea Philbeck of Gatesville; a daughter, Deborah Lattanzio of Killeen; a son, Michael Wayne Philbeck of Bryan; three sisters, Joyce Dover of Shelby, Geraldine Terry of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Kay Jones of Statesville, N.C.; five brothers, John Frank Manriquez of Spencer, Ind., J.B. Philbeck, Billy Philbeck and Kenneth Philbeck, all of Shelby, and Peanut Philbeck of Statesville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 3708 Main St., Gatesville, 76528.

Timothy Boston

Timothy Boston, 51, of Belton died Monday, March 18, in a Lampasas nursing home.

Services are pending with W.H. Littles & Sons Mortuary in Temple.

Henry M. Byorum

COPPERAS COVE -- A memorial service for retired Col. Henry M. Byorum, 87, of Copperas will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove with the Rev. Mark Kemp officiating.

The body will be cremated, and burial with full military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., at a later date.

He died Saturday, March 16, at his home.

He was born in Minot, N.D., to H.E. and Hazel M. Byorum. He attended Minot public schools and graduated from Minot High School in 1933 and Minot State University. His first military training was in 1931 at Fort Shelling, Minn. He was commissioned as an infantry second lieutenant in June 1936. He married Martha Olson of Williston, N.D., in May 1937. She died in January 1987.

Upon activation of the 9th Infantry Division in 1940, he served as an infantry platoon leader, company commander of the newly activated 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion and as battalion executive officer. In September 1950, he was ordered to the Far East, assigned to Kanto Civil Affairs Region, and engaged in activation, training and equipping the Japanese internal security force and police reserve. In April 1951, he joined the 24th Infantry Division in Korea and the commanded the 6th Medium Tank Battalion until the division returned to Japan in March 1952. He saw duty for three years as a student, instructor and department head at the Armor School at Fort Knox, Ky.

From 1955 to 1959 he was assigned to the Armor Section, Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, Va. His next assignment was with the U.S. Army Mission Imperial Iranian Gendarniarie. In 1961, he was assigned as senior division adviser to the Armored Division, Tennessee National Guard. In 1964, he returned to Tehran, Iran, for duty with the U.S. mission to train all armored forces in Iran. He retired in 1966 after his last assignment as chief of staff for the U.S. Mission in Iran.

He was a graduate of the Infantry School, the Tank Destroyer School (1942), the Armor School and the Command and General Staff College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, European Service Army Occupation (Germany), the U.N. Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with four battle stars, the Army Commendation Ribbon and the Presidential Unit Citation.

Upon retirement, he lived in North Dakota. He was employed by Minot State University for 13 years as university representative at the Base Education Office, Minot Air Force Base.

He served as president for two terms for the North Dakota Wildlife Federation and was appointed to the North Dakota Legislature directed "Known Conservationist" member of the Devil's Lake Base Advisory Committee.

He was a supporter of Ducks Unlimited, Texas Nature Conservancy, the American Contract Bridge League, the George Marshal Foundation, the U.S. Army Association, the Armor Association and was a 50-year Mason, Star in West Lodge No. 33, AF & AM.

Survivors are his wife, Jimmie H. Byorum of Copperas Cove; a son, Henry E. Byorum of Sebastopol, Calif.; a daughter, Kathleen A. Crane of Copperas Cove; a brother, Glenn Byorum of Bettendorf, Iowa; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Billy Graham, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis, Minn., 55440.

Bertha Lancaster

LAMPASAS -- Services for Bertha Lancaster, 95, of Lometa will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dodson Funeral Home in Lampasas with the Rev. David Bernshausen and the Rev. Sue Abold officiating.

Burial will be in Senterfitt Cemetery in Lometa.

She died Sunday, March 17, in Austin.

Mrs. Lancaster was born in Roznor to John Halamicek and Anna Barron Halamicek and she attended Sam Houston State University. She married Claude Lancaster in Huntsville, and he preceded her in death. She owned and operated the Western Auto store in Hamlin for many years. She moved to Lometa in 1964, when she retired to live on a ranch. She was a member of two bridge clubs in Lometa.

Survivors are two daughters, Kathryn Butler of Lometa and Lana Sullenger of Houston; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Eddie Williams

Services for Eddie Williams, 85, of Temple, are pending at Branford-Dawson Funeral Home in Temple.

He died Sunday, March 17, at his home.

Funerals TODAY

CLEGG, Albert R., 67, Killeen, 11 a.m., Killeen Memorial Park. Heritage Funeral Home, Harker Heights, in charge.

CLINE, Christopher Allen, 11, Harker Heights, 2:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, Copperas Cove. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Nolanville. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Killeen, in charge.

HAMILTON, Patricia "Pat", 82, Harker Heights, 10 a.m., Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Killeen. Burial in Roberts Cemetery, Troy.

HARDWICK, Mary Jane (Cherry), 96, Martindale, 11 a.m., Early Chapel Cemetery near Lexington. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Rockdale, in charge.

KEEN, Annie "Ruth", 72, Kempner, 11 a.m., Briggs-Gamel Funeral Home, Lampasas. Burial in Smith-School Creek Cemetery, Lampasas County.

KELLEY, Lela Mae, 86, Temple, 10 a.m., Sheffield Funeral Home, Temple. Burial, Pendleton Cemetery.

PHILBECK, John Wayne, 66, Gatesville, 3 p.m., Scott's Funeral Home, Gatesville. Burial in Restland Cemetery.

WOLFF, Louise Violet, 72, Kempner, 10 a.m., Dodson Funeral Home, Lampasas. Burial, 2:15 p.m., Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.