Obituaries

Friday, January 14, 2022

Graveside service for Juanita Solis Luna, 86, of Bartlett will be 10 AM Friday, January 14, 2022, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Granger, Texas with Deacon Mark White officiating. 

Johnnie Willie Johnson, Jr. passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022. Services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 15, at Judah Worship Center in Temple. You may leave a message or memory in our “Tribute Wall” at http://www.slcwaco.com.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Deborah Kay Coufal Stone, 67, of Cameron died Saturday, January 8, 2022, in a Temple hospital. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Wallace Eugene Massengale, age 93 died peacefully on January 9th, 2022, in Austin, Texas.

A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, January 15th, 2022, 11:00 am at Little River Cemetery in Jones Prairie, Texas, with a reception to follow.

Zachary Scott Schneider, age 41, of Liberty Hill, TX, passed away on Saturday, January 8th, 2022. He was born on February 7th, 1980, to Patricia Geistman Armstrong and Curtis Schneider in Temple, TX.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 13th, from 5-7pm, with a Rosary starting at 7pm at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple, TX.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 14th, at 11am also at Scanio-Harper, followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Cyclone, TX.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Service for Kathy Joan Bell 72, of Waco will be Friday January 14, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Bibleway Fellowship Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, with Dr. Ivory L. Varner, Officiating.

Burial will be Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 11:00AM at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Waco, Texas.

Lois Marie Murchison Smith, age 97 of Temple, Texas, went to her heavenly home on January 10, 2022, after a long struggle of health complications.

Visitation with the family will be held at First Baptist Church of Academy at 10:00am and services will follow at 11:00am on Thursday, January 13, 2022, with Rev. Brent Boatright officiating. Interment will follow at Greathouse Cemetery, 2343 FM 93, Temple, Texas. You are invited to join the family for a meal that will be served at the church following the graveside service.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Mr. Sidney “Sid” W. Post, 80, passed away peacefully in his Belton home on January 10th surrounded by loved ones. A graveside service will take place on Thursday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Belton Cemetery with Jim Houser officiating.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Richard Wright Ellison III, 65, of Baileyville, died Thursday, January 6, 2022, at his residence. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in St. Ann Catholic Church in Rosebud. Rev. John Kelley will officiate. Burial will follow in Powers Chapel Cemetery near Rosebud. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 09, 2022

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Christ Episcopal Church, 300 North Main Street, Temple, Texas.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to either Scott & White Memorial Hospital or Christ Episcopal Church, both located in Temple, Texas.

To convey condolences and to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.

Linda Faye Farrell Waggoner passed away on January 4, 2022, at the age of 73.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 14, 4 – 8 pm at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown. Burial will be on Saturday, January 15 at 2 pm

at the Rogers Cemetery in Rogers, TX, with Dean Alan Wiginton officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rogers Church of Christ, P.O. Box 487 Rogers, TX 76567 or to an animal charity of your choice.

Christopher Cecil Jones, 48, of Belton passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022.

There will be no services or memorial because that was his wishes. He wanted to be cremated. His family asked that since there will be no celebration of life, that you celebrate him in your daily lives.

Michael Wayne Cobb, 52, of Belton, passed away on January 3, 2022.

Services will be held January 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel on 328 Tank Destroyer Blvd., Fort Hood, TX, 76544. When using navigation, do not look up the chapel by name because it will take you to the wrong place. Simply use the address stated above. Any attendee without a military identification card must obtain a visitor’s pass at the Main Gate on Fort Hood prior to the service. Please allow sufficient time to obtain a pass. Masks are mandatory for attendance.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the QR Code linked below. The family is starting a memorial scholarship in Michael’s memory. While the scholarship is being set up, temporarily denotations can be made to this Venmo account:

Username: @ccobb2323 OR QR Code:

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for William Alvin Slentz, 82, of Eddy, will be held on January 15th, 2022, 1:30 PM, at the Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W Avenue B, Temple, Texas 76501. Bill passed away quietly on Monday, November 22, 2021.

The family has requested that any donations be made, in his name, to the charity of your choice. A few of the charities the Slentz family provides support for, are the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Alzheimer’s Foundation, Shriner’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Hospital, and the Historic Wallace Theater of Levelland, TX.