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George Carlton Hagelstein, Jr., passed away in the comfort of his home Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the age of 89. Born June 6, 1928 in San Antonio, Carlton was the only child of Olive Graves Ellis and George Carlton Hagelstein, Sr., who preceded him in death. He is also predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Jane Cameron Hagelstein; son-in-law, Mark A.
Nina Jo Page Artzt passed away peacefully on the morning of Jan. 13, 2018. She was born in Granger, Texas on Feb. 7, 1931, to David Wayman Page and Lilly Opal Farr Page. Nina graduated from Blanco High School in Blanco, Texas and was a cheerleader, which aided in her leadership qualities.
Surrounded by the love of her family, Dorothy Lucretia (Wagner) Smith, 92, of Blanco, Texas was received into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Jan. 12, 2018. Dorothy was born on Jan. 26, 1925 in Blanco County to Albert Paul and Winnie Muriel (Crossley) Wagner. As a teenager, she joined the Baptist Church and was baptized.
Leona Belle Calhoun, 103, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at LBJ medical Center in Johnson City, TX. She was born March 26, 1914 in Henly, TX to James Thomas Jennings and Ida Belle (Brown) Jennings. Being the last of fourteen children, Leona was preceded in death by her parents; her devoted husband, Robert Cecil Calhoun; two sons, “Bob” Calhoun Jr.
Susan Louise Bermes, 70, passed away Dec. 25, 2017, in San Antonio. She was born Dec. 1, 1947, in Alton, Il. to Merle and Marilyn Mosby. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Marilyn. She is survived by her dear friend and companion, Allen Heskew; son, James Bermes and wife, Lisa; brother, Robert Mosby and wife, Mary; and two granddaughters, Megan and Bethany. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m.
Ian Patrick Ray passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Blanco, Texas at 23 years old. Ian is survived by: his father, Danny Ray; step-mother, Dorothy Ray; mother, Faith Kaufhold Ray; brother, Chris Ray; sister, Mackenzie and husband, Chase Howells and soon-to-be nephew Hudson Howells; step siblings, Kelsi, Caitlin, Candace and Sean.
Jerry Jackson Stapleton, 82, passed away December 24, 2017 in Blanco, TX. Jerry was born April 6, 1935 in Leakey, TX, to Pearl Jackson Stapleton and Prentiss (Tomerlin) Stapleton. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Glenda Surber; and son, William Stapleton Massey. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Frances Arlene Stapleton; sister, Joyce Springer; daughter, Marcy Lubianski and husband, Kevin; step-son, Ricky Tomasini; step-daughter, Lisa Gossett; step-son, Kevin Gossett and ...
Sharon Deann Jones passed away at her home on Saturday, December 23, 2017. She was born June 5, 1953, to Vintson Lee and Patsy Ketchersid Jones. She is preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Shani Bea Martin. Sharon has been a resident of Blanco County for more than 20 years and always considered it home.
1926 - 2017
Cola Mae Stovall, 91, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 7, 2017. She was born August 13, 1926 in Hollister, OK to Bill and Mary (McFall) Pritchard. Cola was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Clifford L. Stovall; two sons, Paul R.
Henry Michael "Hank" Kuentz, Jr. 84. passed away at his ranch in London, Texas on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Hank was born November 3, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from Brackenridge High School he pursued a career in electronics. Hank was hired by Philco Ford Electronic Communications and sent overseas to do classified government contracts. Hank moved to Blanco in 1969 and went to work for Data Point Electronics in San Antonio.

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