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Guadalupe “Lupe” Barrera Hernandez

Guadalupe “Lupe” Barrera Hernandez, age 78 of Bryan passed away Wednesday evening in the St. Joseph Manor. Mrs. Hernandez was born November 7, 1925 in Staples, Texas to Pablo and Nicolasa Barrera. She lived in Bryan for the past 78 years.

Mrs. Hernandez enjoyed gardening, she was a member of Santa Teresa Catholic Church and the Guadalupanas. She was a retired Homemaker.

Mrs. Hernandez was preceded in death by her husband Jesus Hernandez, two sons Juan and Gilbert Hernandez, two brothers Antonio and Victor Barrera and a granddaughter Brittany Hernandez.

Survivors include eight daughters Otelia Espinoza and husband Victor, Jr. of Pflugerville, Esmeralda Alaniz of Bryan, Elida Rosales and husband Johnny of Pflugerville, Rosa Maria Adams and husband Samuel of Bryan, Ines Garcia and husband Roy of College Station, Sentea Jimenez and husband John of Japan, Lupe Hernandez of Bryan and Irene Ortega and husband Nick also of Bryan, four sons Antonio Hernandez of Bryan, Luis Hernandez and wife Dora of Bryan, Roberto Hernandez and wife Irma of Bryan, and Pedro Hernandez and wife Terri of Pflugerville, thirty-one grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, one niece and one grand nephew.

Visitation will be held from 5-8pm Friday and 8:30-9:30am Saturday at Hillier Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30pm Friday @ the funeral home. A Mass will be held at 10am Saturday at Santa Teresa Catholic Church with Reverend Albert Ruiz officiating. Interment will follow in Restever Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley; 502 W. 26th. Street, Bryan, Texas 77803 .

Hillier Funeral Home

Janis Jones Hunt

Janis Jones Hunt, a Bryan native, died at 7:30 p.m. on September 13, 2004, at College Station Medical Center.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 16, 2004 from 5 to 7 at Hillier Funeral Home and services on Friday, September 17, at 10:00am at the funeral home.  Interment will be at Bryan City Cemetery.

Janis was born in Bryan, Texas on November 5, 1940 to M. Linton Jones and Erna Jay Freeman Jones.  She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in1962 and spent most of her working career as a Property Management Accountant before her retirement.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bryan and participated in several activities there.

She was an avid Genealogist and was a member of the Brazos Genealogical Association and the Research Ramblers. She enjoyed researching her own Family History and one of her greatest pleasures was in helping other people find their roots.  She volunteered at the Carnegie History Center and at the Brazos Cemetery Association.

Both of her parents preceded her in death.  Survivors are her husband, James S. Hunt, a daughter and son-in-law, Dianna Ruth and Steve Herring of Bryan, a son David L. Hunt of Bryan, a sister and brother-in-law Merry and Jack Watts of Arlington, and nephews Jeff and Jason Watts of Arlington.

Memorial Contributions may be made to:

Brazos Genealogical Association

P.O. Box 5493

Bryan, TX 77805-5493

Dan Hightower

Oct. 15, 1925— Sept. 14, 2004

Graveside services for Dan Hightower, 78, of Bryan are set for 11:30 a.m. Monday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

The Rev. Bill Bischoff of Ministry of Hope in San Antonio will officiate.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home.

Mr. Hightower died Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Eastland and lived in Bryan for 38 years. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and a professor of veterinary nuclear medicine. Mr. Hightower was a Baptist.

He was president of the Military Officer Association of Brazos County and a member of the Earl Graham American Legion Post No. 159, Eastland Lodge No. 467 A.F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Houston (32nd degree), Shriners in Seattle, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the Briarcrest Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Grace L. Hightower of Bryan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Eastland Centennial Memorial Library, 201 S. Lamar St., Eastland, Texas 76448; or the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, attention: Development, 222 Wellborn, Dallas, Texas 75219.

George Arthur Hagan

Sept. 4, 1911— Sept. 14, 2004

George Arthur Hagan, 93, of Bryan died Tuesday at his home.

Per his wishes, his body was donated to science.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

He was born in Afton, Okla., and lived in Bryan for nine years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Katherine Davis.

Survivors include a son, James Martin Hagan of Atlanta, Ga.; and a daughter, Sandra June Hagan of Sugarloaf Key, Fla.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, Texas 77803.

Nadine Robinson

Nov. 6, 1928— Sept. 15, 2004

BRENHAM — Services for Nadine Robinson, 75, of Brenham are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Brenham.

The Rev. Larry Embry will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Brazoria Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Robinson died Wednesday at Tomball Regional Hospital.

She was born in Denton. She graduated from Alvarado High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Texas Baptist University. She was active in her husband’s ministry, which included First Baptist Church in Brenham from 1965 to 1979.

Mrs. Robinson taught English at Brenham High School and worked at the adult probation office and Texas Eastern Oil and Gas Co. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Alvin Robinson.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Ed Burleson of Tomball; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Keith Robinson of Newport News, Va., and Mark and Roberta Robinson of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Aleyne Walker of Alvarado; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Theodore Henry Drechsel Jr.

Sept. 12, 1922— Sept. 14, 2004

BRENHAM — Graveside services for Theodore Henry Drechsel Jr., 82, of Brenham are set for 1 p.m. Friday at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

The Rev. Kim Little-Brooks will officiate.

Mr. Drechsel died Tuesday in Houston.

He was a retired postal worker and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Drechsel was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham.

Rossie Leen (Dawkins) Durr

Oct. 7, 1931— Sept. 12, 2004

CENTERVILLE — Services for Rossie Leen (Dawkins) Durr, 72, of Centerville are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Regular New Home District Association Tabernacle in Centerville.

The Rev. Bobby Madkins will officiate. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery east of Centerville.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville.

Mrs. Durr died Sunday in Centerville.

She was a lifelong resident of Centerville and attended Fred Douglas High School. She was a member of Mount Ira Baptist Church, Mount Calm Baptist Church and, later, Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Mrs. Durr was a presser at a dry-cleaning business and also did home health-care work. She managed the Senior Citizens Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ulan Lewis.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Frankie Ruth Dawkins of Centerville, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Antwonyia Smith

June 29, 1986— Sept. 9, 2004

HEARNE — Services for Antwonyia Smith, 18, of Calvert are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church in Calvert.

The Rev. Hurst will officiate. Burial will be in Beauty Rest Cemetery in Calvert.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne.

Miss Smith died Sept. 9 in Dallas.

She was born in Hearne.

Survivors include her father, Mitchell Smith Sr. of Dallas; her mother and stepfather, Shelly Michelle and the Rev. Kervin Babers of Calvert; a brother, Mitchell Smith Jr. of Calvert; her grandparents, Maggie L. Hurst of Calvert, Roger and Gloria McGlasson of Dallas, Jerry and Madeline Smith of Brownwood, Raymond and Charlie Babers of Calvert and Doris and Roy Jones of Dallas; and numerous aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

Demi Yao Yu Chen

Jan. 19, 1998— Sept. 14, 2004

A memorial service for Demi Yao Yu Chen, 6, of College Station is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at College Station Chinese Church.

The Rev. Ben Hsiau will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.

Demi died Tuesday at College Station Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident.

She was a lifelong resident of College Station and was in the first grade at College Hills Elementary School. She was a member of College Station Chinese Church.

Survivors include her parents, Yichao Chen and Tielin Song of College Station; her maternal grandfather, Yucac Song of China; and her paternal grandparents, Pengwan Chen and Jiaghu Wang of China.

Sheila Yvonne Winn Moreland

June 9, 1953— Sept. 15, 2004

Services for Sheila Yvonne Winn Moreland, 51, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Callaway-Jones Chapel in Bryan.

The Rev. Martin Hoffart will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Navasota.

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

Mrs. Moreland died Wednesday at her home.

She was born in Hearne and was a lifelong resident of Robertson and Brazos counties. She was a member of Millican Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, John N. Berry Sr. of Bryan; five sons and two daughters-in-law, Danny and Ashli Moreland of Garland, J.C. Moreland, John Berry Jr. and Douglas Berry, all of Bryan, and Charles and Becky Berry of College Station; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Christina and Keith Flatt and Tina Moreland, all of Bryan, and Judy and Clarence Roberts of Gatesville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Maxine and Bob Morrison of Huntsville and Yvonne and Ed McGann of Tyler; five grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Maurine Swanzy Overall

March 22, 1911— Sept. 16, 2004

ROCKDALE — Graveside services for Maurine Swanzy Overall, 93, of Cameron and formerly of Milano are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Milano Cemetery.

The Rev. Charles Cole will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

Mrs. Overall died Thursday in the Winnie L. Nursing Home in Cameron.

She was born in Coleman County near Santa Anna and had lived in Milam County since 1938. She lived in Cameron for the last 10 years and previously was a longtime resident of Milano. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Milano.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, James T. Swanzy; her third husband, B.L. Overall; and a stepdaughter, Annette Lofton.

Survivors include a son, Robert D. Martin of Oklahoma; a stepdaughter, Janie McFadden of Louisiana; four grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

•Obituaries are printed in The Bryan-College Station Eagle as a free public service. The information is provided by the funeral home. More detailed obituaries may be printed for a fee through the advertising department.

Death Notices

Tommie Preston, 88, of Bryan died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending with Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

Annie Maude Martin, 90, of Brenham and formerly of the Willow Creek community in Robertson County died Thursday in Austin. Arrangements are pending with McCauley Funeral Home in Franklin.

Services Today

Theodore Twardowski, 10 a.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham, Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Guernell Landua Ahrens, 11 a.m., Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church near Brenham.

Janis Hunt, 10 a.m., Hillier Funeral Home, Bryan City Cemetery.

Nevis H. Delao, 10 a.m., St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Cameron, Powers Chapel Cemetery near Rosebud.

Robert Lee Galicia Sr., 10 a.m., graveside, Bryan City Cemetery.

Raymond F. Tielke, 2:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Tommy Lee Boyd Awbrey, 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church, Restever Memorial Park.

Nadine Robinson, 10 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church in Brenham, Brazoria Cemetery.

Theodore Henry Drechsel Jr., 1 p.m., graveside, Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

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