Jun 11, 1969 - Nov 17, 2023
Debra Gayle Ladusch Cummins
Jul 22, 1958 - Feb 27, 2024
Debra Gayle Ladusch Cummins, 65 of Austin, passed away on February 27, 2024. A visitation with the family will take place on Monday, March 4, 2024 beginning at 10 am at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown. The funeral services will immediately follow at 10:30 am. The committal service will be held at The Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville, Tx following the funeral, where Debbie will be laid to rest by her family. Please check back for a full obituary.
Thomas Keith Terry
Sep 20, 1949 - Feb 19, 2024
Thomas Keith Terry, 74, passed away on Monday, February 19th at Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin, TX, less than a mile from where he lived with his family for thirty-two years. He was born on September 20, 1949, in Heidelberg, Germany to Dudley Keith Terry and Celia Marie Morgan.A graveside service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Sunday, March 3, at 1:00 PM.Tom lived in Germany, Kempner, Killeen, and Lampasas while growing up. He graduated from Lampasas High School in 1967, where he played football and as a senior was captain of the baseball team and president of the student council. He attended Texas A&M University as a member of the Aggie Corp of Cadets. After graduating in 1971, Tom continued to study at Texas A&M, receiving his Master of Business Administration in 1972. Tom served in the Texas National Guard for twenty-five years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. His early career was in computer sales, and later he worked with his brother Bill as a real estate appraiser in Austin for many years. After returning to Lampasas, Tom managed the family ranch and served on the Lampasas County Appraisal Review Board, was on the Lampasas County Museum Board, and was a member of the Lampasas County A&M club.Tom was known by all as a warm, friendly person who always made others feel welcome and valued. He enjoyed jogging, reading history, building model tanks, watching the Astros, going to the beach, and competing annually in the Lometa Diamondback Jubilee Chili Cook-off with his family and Brady's World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-off with his friends. Tom was a proud blood donor who donated more than twenty-five gallons over the years.He is preceded in death by his father, Dudley, mother, Celia, sister, Deborah, stepmother, Patsy and stepbrother, Fred.Tom is survived by his wife of 53 years, Debora; his son, Jason Terry (Julie); his daughter, Alison Weir (John); his grandchildren, Braden, Katelyn, and Jackson Terry, and Celia, Arden and Ashlyn Weir, and his brothers, Bill Terry and Charles Lawson.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Lampasas County Museum at PO Box 373, Lampasas, TX, 76550.
Sep 07, 1956 - Feb 05, 2024
Jesse Berrellesa, 67, of Austin, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 5, 2024. Family and Friends will gather for Visitation at Elgin Funeral Home, Monday, February 12th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and will Pray the Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM. A Graveside Service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Thursday, February 15th at 1:00 PM.
Morris Wadle Searcy, III
Feb 01, 1950 - Feb 08, 2024
Morris Wadle Searcy, III was born on February 1, 1950, to Morris W. Searcy Jr. and Helen Bernice Cameron-Searcy in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended the public schools in Ft. Worth, Texas. At the young age of seventeen, Morris enlisted in the United States Marines and completed one tour. He received his high school diploma and several medals while fighting in the Vietnam War. He was very proud of his service and his certificate, which showed he was a member of the "the Few, the Proud," and "Esprit de Corps," and received an Honorable Discharge. After leaving the military, he moved to Austin, Texas, where he met and married Viola Cannon. They united their families and were blessed with twenty-four years. Morris was self-employed as a carpenter and construction worker. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Quinton. Morris enjoyed and loved his family. Combining the families, he loved and supported them all, and they returned the respect, being one big family. As time moved forward, Morris was placed in Silver Pines Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. His wife and children made a hard decision and placed him in Hospice Care. Morris remained at the center until his death on February 8, 2024. Awaiting his arrival in glory are his parents, grandparents, daughter, Venetta Searcy, and granddaughter, Kesha Cannon. Morris was blessed with seventy- four years, and he leaves in God’s hands to cherish his legacy, his loving Wife, Viola Searcy; three Brothers, Antone Searcy of Houston, Texas, Mike Searcy, and Terry Searcy both of Henderson, Texas; one Son, Bryan Searcy; Step-Children, Darcy Esemonu (Larry) of Phoenix, Arizona, Carl Lee Cannon Jr of Austin Texas, and Freddie Cannon of Austin, Texas; Special Children Keith Cannon, daughter-in-law, Rhonda Cannon, Granddaughters, KeShawn Cannon, and Brionna Cannon all of Del Valle, Texas, and Veronica Locket of Manor Texas, fourteen Grandchildren and ten Great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.Morris Wadle Searcy, will lie In-State, at Elgin Funeral Home, Friday, February 23rd from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. A Homegoing Celebration will be held at Willie Chapel of Austin, Saturday, February 24th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Rodney Lee, Sr. presiding. Interment will be at Central Texas State Veteran Cemetery on Monday, February 26th at 10:00 AM with Military Honors.
Joseph "Wolf" Clay Hawkins
Mar 08, 1968 - Feb 16, 2024
Joseph "Wolf" Clay Hawkins, 55, of Austin, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024. Family and Friends will gather to Celebrate Joseph's Life, at Fairview Cemetery of Bastrop, Monday, March 4th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Steven Ward presiding.
Susan Terrazas Garcia
Nov 17, 1943 - Jan 17, 2024
Susan Terrazas Garcia, 80, of Austin, Texas, died on January 17, 2024. Susan was born on November 17, 1943, in Creedmoor, Texas, to parents Edwardo Terrazas and Angelina Sontoya Terrazas. A widow, she is survived by her children, Sandra Dee Pardo, Yvette Kelly Lee (David), Gina Anne Rogers (Rick), Paul Anthony Alba, Aaron and Zachary Garcia. Her brothers, Albert (Meg), David, and Arturo (Sheila) Terrazas, and sisters, Sadie T. Felix (David) and Paula T. Harwell.She is preceded in death by her son, Michael Steven Alba, her parents, and her brothers, Edward, Felix, Henry, and Joel Terrazas, as well as her sisters, Nelda T. Cisneros, Dora T. Faulkner, Caroline T. Ruiz, and Dorothy T. Limon. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.Her memorial service will be at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 6200 Bolm Blvd. in Austin, Texas on February 24, 2024, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Services can also be viewed by Zoom.
Apr 18, 1961 - Jan 17, 2024
Debbie McCandless, 62, of Austin, Texas sadly left us on January 17th. They are survived by her brother, Paul Carroll, her 3 children, Beatrice McCandless, Thomas McCandless and Mark McCandless, and her 4 grandchildren, Cassidy McCandless, Odin McCandless, George McCandless, and Mark McCandless. A memorial service will be held in their honor at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, the 24th of February at All Faiths Funeral Home, 8507 N. IH-35, Austin, TX 78753. Debbie leaves this world loved by her friends and family and will be missed.
Ronnie Lee Neel Sr
May 21, 1960 - Jan 23, 2024
Ronnie Lee Neel Sr, beloved cosmetologist for 42 years, passed away on January 23, 2024, in his hometown of Austin, Texas. He was born on May 21, 1960, in the same city where he would leave an indelible mark on those whose lives he touched.Ronnie was a man full of life and exuberance. His vibrant personality made him the life of every party he attended. With his love for dancing and partying, Ronnie brought joy and laughter wherever he went. His great sense of humor always had people in stitches, and his infectious energy could light up any room.Beyond his career as a talented cosmetologist, Ronnie had a passion for the beach. The sound of crashing waves and the feel of sand between his toes brought him immense peace and tranquility. Whether it was soaking up the sun or strolling along the shoreline, Ronnie treasured every moment spent by the water.Throughout his life, Ronnie cherished the relationships he built with family and friends. Survived by his son Ronnie Neel Jr., daughter Lynette Neel, four grandchildren, Brenda Burdick (sister), Larry Neel (brother), sister-in-law Mary Neel, as well as three nephews and one niece along with numerous great nieces and nephews who adored him dearly.Ronnie's legacy extends beyond his family circle, as he was deeply loved and respected by all who crossed paths with him. He had an innate ability to connect with people from all walks of life. His warm demeanor and genuine kindness endeared him to many.As we bid farewell to Ronnie Lee Neel Sr., let us remember him for the incredible person he was – a talented cosmetologist, a lover of life's festivities - always ready to dance the night away - with an infectious sense of humor that lit up every room he entered. Ronnie's love for the beach is a testament to his appreciation for the simple joys of life.Though he may be gone, Ronnie's spirit lives on in the memories and hearts of all those fortunate enough to have known him. His legacy will continue to inspire us to embrace life with enthusiasm and to find joy in both big and small moments. Rest in peace, Ronnie Lee Neel Sr., thank you for sharing your vibrant presence with us.
Sep 01, 1961 - Jan 27, 2024
Nuestro amado Florencio Ruiz fue llamado por nuestro Padre Celestial el dia Enero 27, 2024, para volar con los angeles en su reino de eterna paz.Despues de cuatro anos luchando duro contra el cancer, el perdio su batalla. El fayesio rodeada de su familia. A pesar de su enfermedad el buscava la manera para sonreir y aser a todos felices sin importar la situasion.El se convirtio en en guerrillero y lucho duro cda dia para estar con sus seres queridos y sus amistades y gastar por lo mucho el tiemo que el pudo para estar con ellos. Florencioera un hombre de fe si era leyendo su biblia o predicando a sus seres queridos de sus palabras de sabidura, "para ser la major persona que pudes ser es ayudarse uno al otro y amarse como hermanos y hermanas." Esas son sus palabras de saviduria. El queria nadamas que ver a todos felises y alegres y disfrutar la vida al maximo como el iso cada dia que Dios le dio en esta tiera, si era en disfrutando su cafe de manana en las escleras, mirando el manecer, o pensando que mejoras para el hogar o proyectos mecanicos el iba a compir proximo que fue loque el disfruto mas en aser en su tiempo libre sin importar la tarea que fuera, el siepre lo completava y le desia a todos, "no importa que duro sea la tarea siempre se puede completar si lo intentan lo sufsiente."Florencio siempre estubo para todos que lo buscavan sin importar quien eras, familia o extrano el ayudava y se segurava que tubieran exito en loque se ocupava.El era un bromista con sus bromas chitosas y sus historias de infansia que platicava a todos para sernos reier. Su sonrisa hiluminavan el cuarto asta en los dias mas oscuros.El amava a su familia y sus amistades alo mas completo cada dia de su vida. Se ba extranar mucho por todos pero como el desia, "cuando me baya no esten triste promi, disfruten la vida al maximo asia un dia nos volveramos a conocer en el Cielo."Nosotros bamos a honorar su legado y sus palabras savias para siempre en nuestros corazones. El sera muy extranado siempre que el siempre decasnse en paz.Florencio Ruiz es sobrevivido por su eposa, Noemi Ruz, sus hijos, Mayra Ruiz, Arcella Ruiz, Orlando Ruiz, Florencio Ruiz II, sus nietos, sus hermanas, su padre Luis Ruiz, sus Hermanos, sus primos, y todas sus amistades. ~~~Our beloved Florencio Ruiz was called on by our heavenly father on January 27, 2024, to fly with the angels in his kingdom of everlasting peace. After a four-year hard-fought battle with cancer, he lost his fight. He passed away surrounded by family.Despite his illness, he would still find a way to smile and make everyone happy no matter the situation.He became a warrior and fought every day to be with his loved ones and friends and spend as much time as he could with them. Florencio was a man of God and faith whether it was reading his bible or preaching to his loved ones about his words of wisdom, "to be the best person you can be by helping each other and love one another as brothers and sisters."He wanted nothing more than to see everyone happy and joyful and enjoy life to the fullest as he did himself did everyday God gave him on this earth, whether it was enjoying his morning coffee on the balcony stars, looking at the sunrise, wondering what home improvement or mechanical projects he was going to take on next which is what he enjoyed doing the most in his spare time no matter tasking it was, he would always complete the task and tell everyone, "no matter how hard the task, you can always finish if you try hard enough." Those are his words of wisdom.Florencio would always be there for anyone that asked no matter who you were, family or stranger he would help you and make sure you would succeed at whatever it was you were needing.He was a jokester with funny jokes and stories he would pass on from his childhood to everyone so we would all have a good laugh. His smile would brighten up the room even in the darkest of days.He loved his family and friends to the fullest everyday of his life.He will be greatly missed by everyone, but as he would say, "when I pass, do not be sad for me, enjoy life to the fullest as we shall meet again in heaven."We will honor his legacy and of wisdom forever in our hearts. He will greatly be missed forever and always may he rest in peace. Florencio Ruiz is survived by his wife, Noemi Ruiz, his children, Mayra Ruiz, Arcella Ruiz, Orlando Ruiz, Florencio Ruiz II, his grandchildren, his sisters, his father Luis Ruiz, his brothers, his cousins and close friends.
Myrtle Alice Holmes
Feb 19, 1945 - Jan 28, 2024
Myrtle Alice HolmesFebruary 19, 1945 - January 28, 2024~Myrtle was born to Margaret Goode in Lavaca County, TX where she also received her education.She married at an early age and started her family with Cleveland Holmes to which three daughters were born. Myrtle worked in Retail Management in Victoria, TX and in Austin, TX where she chose to reside. Her passion for children led her to Bethany Luthern where she was a trusted and loyal caregiver and teacher. She met the Chhabra family there and became personal caregiver and nanny to their children until her retirement in 2016. Myrtle is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Goode Thornton, her father Herbert Thornton and her brother Clyde Gable Thornton.She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters: Carolyn and her husband Raynard Jones(Round Rock) Marilyn and her husband Robert Alvarado(Austin) Shelia and her husband BJ Huff(Cuero)TX. Two Loving grandsons: Cameron Holmes and Casey Holmes of Austin, TX and her Beloved Great Grandson Zane Anthony Holmes. She also leaves two brothers that mourn her: Charles Goode of Winter Haven, Florida and Rodney Thornton of Newburgh, New York. Myrtle also leaves numerous Beloved cousins and friends, Aunts and Uncles, nieces and nephews, The Chhabra Family and her Best friend Lala Coe and her family. We all Loved her dearly and she will truly be missed but will live in our hearts Forever.~