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Sarah Aletha Little

Sept. 19, 1911 - Dec. 11, 2005

Graveside services for Sarah Aletha Little, 94, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at College Station Cemetery.

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hillier Funeral Home, with viewing from 5 to 6 p.m.

Mrs. Little died Sunday.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Dr. Sara Jane Little of Manassas, Va., and Nina and Dr. Mark Wright of Bryan; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Wharton; or Covenant Presbyterian Church, 202 Rock Prairie Road, College Station, Texas 77845.

William (Bill) Neal Kruger

Jan. 22, 1933 - Dec. 10, 2005

UVALDE - Services for William (Bill) Neal Kruger, 72, of Red Oak were held Tuesday at Sabinal Methodist Church.

Burial was at Sabinal Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde.

Mr. Kruger died Saturday. He worked in the agricultural field.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Johnson Kruger; a son, William Neal Kruger Jr. and his wife, Shelli; a daughter, Kally Karlene Kruger Robbins of Red Oak; and four grandchildren.

Velma L. Moore

Aug. 1, 1921 - Dec. 14, 2005

ROCKDALE - Services for Velma L. Moore, 84, of Little River and formerly of Rockdale are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Moore died Monday at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. She was a hospital administrator at Dayton Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Moore of Little River; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann and Donald Lambright of Rockdale and Lynda and James Kapalski of Dayton; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Kenneth R. Brown

July 1, 1914 - Dec. 13, 2005

CALDWELL - Services for Kenneth R. Brown, 91, of Caldwell are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Brown died Tuesday at Burleson St. Joseph Health Center in Caldwell.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cleller Lee and Robert Wayne McNew of Caldwell and Dorothy and Leon McNew of Kennett, Mo.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Sandra Brown of Humboldt, Tenn., and Bobby and Linda Brown of St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Alice Mae Lents of Alamo, Tenn., Mary Brown of Gobler, Mo., and Marie Brown of Missouri; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Joseph William Foster III

Feb. 25, 1938 - Dec. 12, 2005

Services for Joseph William Foster, III, 67, of College Station are set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station.

Burial will be at Chriesman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Foster died Monday in Dallas. He was a professor emeritus in industrial engineering at Texas A&M University.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Foster of College Station; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Loretta Foster of College Station; a daughter, Karen Foster of Houston; a brother and sister-in-law, Perry Tindall Foster and Cynthia White Foster of Piedmont, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Texas A&M Foundation in memory of Dr. Joseph W. Foster, c/o Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-3131.

Anita Maudine Bell

Dec. 1, 1920 - Dec. 10, 2005

MADISONVILLE - Private memorial services for Anita Maudine Bell, 85, of Centerville will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of J.M. Day Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Mrs. Bell died Saturday.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Kenneth Atkinson of Centerville; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Becky Paxton of Deer Park; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Earl Smith

April 26, 1929 -

Dec. 13, 2005

BUFFALO - Services for Earl Smith, 76, of Buffalo are set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Buffalo Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Buffalo City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith died Tuesday in Fairfield. He worked and retired as a supervisor in highway maintenance in Buffalo.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Ann and Wayne Jackson of Mexia; a brother and sister-in-law, Odell and Joyce Smith of Wichita, Kan.; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; a niece; and a nephew.

Lenora Ann Smolinski

May 29, 1919 - Dec. 12, 2005

CAMERON - Services for Lenora Ann Smolinski, 86, of Cameron are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Cameron.

Burial will be at Hope Lutheran Memorial Park in Buckholts. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mrs. Smolinski died Monday at a Cameron hospital. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Philip John Smolinski of Temple; two daughters, Marlene Lorene Pressley of Fort Worth and Janice Dianne White of Chicago; a sister, Marilyn Mitchell of Burleson; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

James David (Zero) Miller Sr.

Sept. 28, 1932 - Dec. 10, 2005

TAYLOR - Services for James David (Zero) Miller Sr., 73, of Rockdale are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Allen Chapel AME Church in Rockdale.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at A Life Celebration by Franklin in Taylor. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Rockdale.

Mr. Miller died Saturday. He was a retired blacksmith and auto mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Miller of Rockdale; six daughters, Vernell Gates, Delma Gates, Carolyn Dickey and Diane Barnes, all of Rockdale, Elizabeth Burnett of College Station and Lardon Leslie of Taylor; four sons, J.D. Miller Jr., Stanley Miller, Edward Miller and Reggie Miller, all of Rockdale; three sisters, Lela Diggs and Viola Scott of Houston and Viney Alley of Columbus; and a brother, L.C. Miller of Houston.

Robert Edward Thomas

July 31, 1949 - Dec. 8, 2005

TEMPLE - Services for Robert Edward Thomas, 56, of Lyons are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Church of Christ in Lyons.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at Branford/Dawson Funeral Home in Temple.

Mr. Thomas died Thursday in Bryan.

Survivors include a brother, Lee Roy Thomas of Temple; and four sisters, Loisteen P. Broadus of Temple, Ariz Jean Shaw of Austin, Mattie Godine of Lyons and Daisy M. Haney of Duncanville.

O'Lee W. Schultz

Nov. 12, 1919 - Dec. 11, 2005

LA GRANGE - Services for O'Lee W. Schultz, 86, of Industry are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Industry.

Burial will be at the church cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Zaskoda Chapel in Industry, where visitation will begin after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are under the direction of Koenig & Strickland in La Grange.

Mr. Schultz died Sunday. He was an egg wholesaler and distributor.

Survivors include his wife, Emilie (Emma) Schultz of Industry; a son-in-law, Alfred Werchan Jr. of Elgin; and a granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Industry or the American Heart Association.

Kenneth Coleman

July 31, 1936 - Dec. 12, 2005

Services for Kenneth Coleman, 69, of Cedar Creek are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Burial will be at Wellborn Cemetery.

Mr. Coleman died Monday in Smithville. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include his wife, Ruthie Coleman of Cedar Creek; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Lee and Karen Coleman of Wellborn; a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie Lynn and Dwayne Saxon of Franklin; a sister, Glenda Goodman of Wellborn; his mother, Lillian R. Brown of Wellborn; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Doyle Lucas

April 27, 1916 - Dec. 12, 2005

ROCKDALE - Services for Doyle Lucas, 89, of Rockdale are set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale.

Burial will be at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Mr. Lucas died Monday at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale. He retired from Atlantic Ritchfield after 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lizzie Lucas of Rockdale; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Janet and John Fain of Houston, Nelda Hyatt of Conroe, Shirley and Cameron Sharp of Fairfield and Joyce and Nolan Lerche of Stafford; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 312, Rockdale, Texas 76567; or to a charity of choice.

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