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Darlene Atchley

May 07, 1951 - Nov 26, 2023

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Hamilton, TX

Ms. Darlene Atchley, age 72, of Hamilton, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. rileyfuneral. com for the Atchley family.

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Don Ahart

Dec 01, 1950 - Feb 19, 2024

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East Hamilton, TX

Don Ahart, 73, of Shelbyville went to be with his Savior on Monday, February 19, 2024 at his home in East Hamilton. He was born to Lloyd Douglas Ahart and Madeline Wolfe Ahart in Ravenwood, West Virginia on December 1, 1950. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday February 23rd, 2024 at Watson and Son’s Funeral Home in Center. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday February 24th, 2024 at Watson and Son’s Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Sardis, Texas. He met and married the love of his life Sheila in 1971 in Melbourne, Florida, and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage. In 1978, the two moved to Angleton, Texas where they raised their two daughters. He was an electrician by trade for over 30 years in Brazoria County, Texas and finally retired to the Pineywoods of East Texas in February of 2018. Don was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with his hands, he was never idle for long. He had a green thumb and was always growing things in his plentiful gardens and flower beds. He instilled an early love for travel and conservation in his daughters as the family traveled all over the United States to many National Parks. He was known as a loving husband, father, pawpaw, son and brother and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Ahart of East Hamilton, daughters Danie Jones of Shelbyville, and Nicci Cooper and husband Brandon of Sardis; grandchildren, Shane Ballard, Kane Anderson, Zane Anderson, Brandalyn Cooper, and Will Cooper; brother, Mike Ahart and wife Lupe of Brazoria; sister-in-law, Valerie Lamberth of Melbourne, Florida; brother-in-law, Jim Derry and Dreama of Melbourne, Florida; nieces and nephews, Christina Lopez, Michael Ahart, Michelle Hinman, Tiffany Snider, Alida Higlar, and Stephanie Shumate. Preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Douglas Ahart and Madeline Wolfe Ahart; and brother, Lloyd Ahart. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Jim Henry Townsend, Jr.

Mar 04, 1938 - Feb 19, 2024

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Hamilton, TX

Hamilton - Services for Jim Henry Townsend, Jr., age 85, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2024, at Calvary Baptist Church in Hamilton, Texas, with Reverend Lyndon Pettijohn officiating. Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2024, at Calvary Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home. Jim was born in Friendship, Texas, on March 4, 1938, to parents Jim Henry Townsend, Sr. and Addie Lee (Mosley) Townsend. He married Virginia Popham on September 1, 1961, in San Antonio, Texas. Jim (the penny man) was a true witness for Christ through his pennies, greeting everyone he met with a penny and telling them how much Jesus loves them. He served the Lord as a Baptist minister for over fifty years. Jim and his family were missionaries to the Lacandon Indians in the jungles of Mexico from 1970 to 1975. Jim was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country for five years. He also enjoyed the outdoors, spending his spare time hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Townsend of Hamilton, Texas; children, Michael Townsend of Hondo, Texas; and Randall Townsend and wife, Tammy of Hamilton, Texas; grandchildren, Destiny LaPage, Kassidy Townsend, and Tannah Stobaugh; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Taizlee, Tesla, and Atlas; and many precious nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251. To to the family or in memory of Jim Henry (the Penny Man) Townsend, Jr., please

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Ernst Gus Peters

Apr 08, 1926 - Feb 13, 2024

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Hamilton, TX

Ernst Gus Peters, age 97, of Hamilton, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. A visitation for Ernst will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at St John Lutheran Church, 122 Cheyenne Mesa, Hamilton, Texas 76531, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM.

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Alta Weems Vick

Aug 17, 1935 - Feb 11, 2024

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Hamilton, TX

Alta Weems Vick August 17, 1935 – February 11, 2024. Alta was born in Rotan, Texas, to Emmitt and Minnie Weems, the fourth of six children. The family relocated to Dublin, TX when Alta was 7 years old. Alta started Tarleton State University upon graduation from Dublin High School and met and married John Edward Vick, on December 26, 1953. The couple moved to College Station, Texas, where Alta worked at the Veterinary School as a secretary. Upon John’s graduation from Texas A&M the couple moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Alta worked as a secretary and personal assistant to the famous Dr. Lovelace, Director of Space Medicine in Albuquerque. John and Alta decided to move back to Texas in the fall of 1959 so John could begin his long career at Lockheed Martin. In the late 1990’s John retired from Lockheed and Alta decided to go back to college to finish the degree she had started in the early 1950’s. Alta received her BA degree in History from UTA in 1996. Her friends and family were so proud of her accomplishment. John and Alta were very socially active after John’s retirement and Alta completing her degree. They belonged to the Ridglea United Methodist Church and were members of the Friendship Class. John and Alta enjoyed the many friends they made there. John spent several years researching his genealogy and they put a book together of the Vick family and gave to family members. Alta was known for her kindness and gentle nature, she had a talent for putting people at ease. For Alta and John, community was very important and they enjoyed helping others and loving people. Alta leaves a legacy of kindness, humor, and service. She will be forever loved and profoundly missed. Alta had a close relationship with her husband, John, and her children, Gayla Vick Stone of Fort Worth, TX and John Vick Jr. of San Marcos, TX. Alta has 5 grandchildren: Brittany Stone of Houston, TX, Jacy Stone Meyer of Fort Worth, TX, Lexi Vick Culleton of Washington D.C., Madison Vick of Austin, TX and Jed Vick of San Francisco, CA. Alta was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Please join us to celebrate the life of Alta at Riley Funeral Home, 402 W. Main St, Hamilton, TX 76531 on February 24, 2024 from 10:00 am until 12:00pm. We will meet for lunch at El Jardin Mexican, 200 N. Bell St. Hamilton, TX. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm in Shive Cemetery. From Hamilton, take US 281 south 8 miles to FM 221, go right on FM 221 for 5 miles to cemetery.

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Ingle Gatewood

Oct 09, 1936 - Feb 01, 2024

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Hamilton, TX

CL Ingle Gatewood, age 87, of Hamilton, Texas passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Ingle (Gate) was born on Friday, October 9, 1936 in Crowell, Texas to his parents Larless and Beulah Gatewood. He began his lifelong career in the printing industry working at the Muleshoe Journal at the age of 13. After graduating from Muleshoe High School, he served a brief enlistment in the United States Navy. After returning for the Navy, he married the love of his life Nelda Otte on February 28, 1958 in Muleshoe. Gate continued his career in the printing business by working for the Muleshoe Journal, The Abilene Reporter News, The Temple Daily Telegram, and The Belton Journal, eventually leading to the opening of Hamilton Printing that he and his son co-owned for several years. After working in the printing field that he enjoyed for over 70 years, Gate finally retired in 2023. Anyone who knew Gate knew that he was the most loving spouse, father, grandfather and great-grandfather that a family could ask for. He was determined, and very successful in providing for his family and gave them the life he felt they deserved. He made sure his family knew they meant more to him than anything else in the world. Gate is survived by his daughter Jerri Tyler and husband Eddie of Belton, son Mark Gatewood of Salado and son Keith Gatewood and wife Adriana of Hamilton. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Lindsey Tyler-Zernial, Amy Jo Boring, Kyle Gatewood, Allen Gatewood and Allison Skinner: six great grandchildren Kensington, Bennett, Shepherd, Ruth, Madeline and Lawrence. As one of six siblings he is survived by his sister Linda Magnan and husband, Mark. Pallbearers will be Allen Gatewood, Kyle Gatewood, Ross Skinner, Cameron Boring, Mark Magnan and Doug Holleman. The Funeral Service will be led by his Pastor Andrew Sobities at Calvary Baptist Church in Hamilton, TX at 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 6, 2024. The Graveside Service will be held at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Hamilton. Riley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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Ingle Gatewood

Oct 09, 1936 - Feb 01, 2024

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Hamilton, TX

CL Ingle Gatewood, age 87, of Hamilton, Texas passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Ingle (Gate) was born on Friday, October 9, 1936 in Crowell, Texas to his parents Larless and Beulah Gatewood. He began his lifelong career in the printing industry working at the Muleshoe Journal at the age of 13. After graduating from Muleshoe High School, he served a brief enlistment in the United States Navy. After returning for the Navy he married his High School sweetheart, the love of his life Nelda Otte on February 28, 1958 in Muleshoe. Gate continued his career in the printing business by working for the Muleshoe Journal, The Abilene Reporter News, The Temple Daily Telegram, and The Belton Journal, eventually leading to the opening of Hamilton Printing that he and his son co-owned for several years. After working in the printing field that he enjoyed for over 70 years, Gate finally retired in 2023. Anyone who knew Gate knew that he was the most loving spouse, father, grandfather and great-grandfather that a family could ask for. He was determined, and very successful in providing for his family and gave them the life he felt they deserved. He made sure his family knew they meant more to him than anything else in the world. Gate is survived by his daughter Jerri Tyler and husband Eddie of Belton, son Mark Gatewood of Salado and son Keith Gatewood and wife Adriana of Hamilton. He is also survived by seven grandchildren Lindsey Tyler-Zernial, Amy Jo Boring, Kyle Gatewood, Allen Gatewood and Allison Skinner: six great grandchildren Kensington, Bennett, Shepherd, Ruth, Madeline and Lawrence. As one of six siblings he is survived by his sister Linda Magnan and husband, Mark. Pallbearers will be Allen Gatewood, Kyle Gatewood, Ross Skinner, Cameron Boring, Mark Magnan and Doug Holleman. The Funeral Service will be led by his former Pastor Andrew Sobities at Calvary Baptist Church in Hamilton, TX at 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 6, 2024. The burial and graveside service will be held at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Blue Ridge. Riley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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Carl Willis Byerly, Jr.

May 05, 1944 - Jan 14, 2024

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Hamilton, TX

On January 14, 2024 in Hamilton, Texas, Carl Willis Byerly, Jr., 79, was called to his eternal home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Carl was born May 5, 1944, in Jasper, Texas, to Carl Willis Byerly, Sr. and Dorothy (Jones) Byerly. He was raised in Jasper, Texas and later enlisted in the armed services. During his time in the U.S. Navy, he was deployed to action during the Cuban missile crisis in the 1960’s, and later on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga in Vietnam. After various jobs in the oil field, he became employed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he worked at various lakes in Texas and Missouri until his retirement from Truman Lake in Warsaw, Mo. Carl also worked several disaster relief assignments during his time with the Corps of Engineers. He was married to Sondra Hickman in Jasper, Texas, and three sons were born of this union, Carl Willis III, Wesley, and Michael. Following their divorce, Carl married Barbara Allen in Hillsboro, Texas, and one daughter was born of this union, Pamela. During this time, he was confirmed and became a member of the Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Following their divorce, he married Sandra Jo Gaylord Clark in Florida. Carl was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sandra Byerly;sons, Carl Willis Byerly III (at birth) and Carl Wesley Byerly;sister Barbara Walton; and step-father O.V. Shofner. He is survived by his son, Michael Byerly and wife Cori of Warsaw, Missouri; Pamela Kalbas and husband Aaron of Hamilton, Texas; grandchildren, Morgan Byerly, Trisha Shrockand husband Ty, Kelsey Byerly, Shelby and husband LoganQuick, Ellie Kalbas, Ethan Kalbas, Eli Kalbas, Lonnie Kalbas, and Lillie Kalbas; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside service arrangements: Zion Lutheran Cemetery 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 31, 2024. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 21011 Rotermund Ave., Lincoln, Missouri 65338. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Geraldine Hennig Blaschke

Nov 12, 1929 - Jan 23, 2024

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Hamilton, TX

Geraldine Hennig Blaschke, formerly of Waco, passed away at her daughter's residence in Hamilton, Texas on January 23, 2024, surrounded by her family. The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2024 at Waco Memorial Funeral Home. Pastor Mark Wible will be officiating.Geraldine Hennig Blaschke, or Gerry, to those who knew her and loved her, was born November 12, 1929 to Paul and Hilda Hennig, in Crawford, Texas. She married Herbert Lee Blaschke on November 26, 1948 at Zion Lutheran Church in McGregor, Texas. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Herbert, for 62 years, a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Geraldine was active in her church, Highland Baptist, for many years and she found absolute joy in celebrating her Lord and Savior every day of her life. Everyone who knew her loved her sparkling personality, her servant heart, and her dedication as a prayer warrior. Although she will be sorely missed, we celebrate the life she lived and the life she is now living. Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Hilda, her brother, Carl Hennig, and her husband, Herbert. She is survived by her sisters, Pat Sundstrom, and Jennifer Steagall, and her children: Shirley Gerdes and husband, Charlie; Lana Rockstroh; Gloria McNair and her husband, Ray; Jim Blaschke and wife, Monica; Terry Blaschke and wife, Cathy; Russell Blaschke and wife, Darci; Sherri Bostick and her husband, David. Geraldine was proud of her 23 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, multiple nieces, nephews and other extended family members through marriage. We especially thank our families, devoted friends, and Solaris Hospice for their continual care, prayers, and support.

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Willam Lamonte Ford

Feb 04, 1941 - Jan 25, 2024

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Hamilton, TX

Willam Lamonte Ford, age 82, of Hamilton, Texas passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Willam was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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Jeanie Lavon Stark

Jul 31, 1936 - Jan 24, 2024

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Hamilton, TX

Jeanie Lavon Stark, 87, passed away on January 24, 2024, in Hamilton, Texas. She was born July 31, 1936, in Gustine, Texas to Coy Stuteville & Cleo Cook. On December 31, 1954, she was united in marriage to Mack Stark in Gustine, Texas. Lavon was a proud and active member of the Gustine Church of Christ for most of her life. In her life she owned the Mack and Von Grocery Store and spent many days working with her husband as a peanut farmer. She later in life became a housewife who loved to talk about subbing at the Gustine School. She is survived by her son, Adam Stark & wife Delinda Stark; son, Keith Stark; sister, Gay Stuteville; grandchildren, Tausha Stark, Anisha Phillips and husband Kevin Phillips, Noah Stark; step grandchildren, Christy Escobar and husband Fernando Escobar; great grandchildren, Logan Garcia, Koalbee Stark, Keydone Stark, Tate Stark, Kel Phillips, Preston Escobar, and Hope Escobar. She is preceeded in death by husband, Mack Stark; Parents, Coy Stuteville & Cleo (Cook) Stark; daughter, Janese Sears and living husband Br. Sears; and grandchild, Coy Sears.

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