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Glenna Joanne Hoge Anderson

Glenna Joanne Hoge Anderson, 76, a resident of Sugar Land, Texas, formerly of Georgetown, TX, died Thursday, October 14, 2004. She was born on June 25, 1928, in Slaton, Texas. Glenna was a devout Christian and will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Rex B. Anderson, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Rex B. Anderson Jr. and his wife, Patty, and Brett Loren Anderson and his wife, Kristy; daughters, Kerry Lang VanDeventer and her husband, John, and Ronnah Beth Anderson and her fiancé, Tom Norman; grandchildren, Russell Loren Anderson, Niles Hunter VanDeventer, Haley Nichol Stark, Jordan JoAnne VanDeventer, Nathan Alan Passafuma, Brian Anderson Passafuma, and Shelby Laurin Anderson; sisters, Coleene Butts and Wanda Criddle.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 18, 2004, at 1:30 in the afternoon, in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road San Antonio, Texas 78209.

Sherrel C. Smith

Services for Sherrel C. Smith, 67, of College Station are set for 2:30 P.M. Sunday at the A&M Church of Christ in College Station.  The A&M Church of Christ is located at 2475 Earl Rudder Freeway.  Mr. Bob Davidson of A&M Church of Christ will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station.      

Sherrel C. Smith died Thursday morning, October 14, 2004 at his home after a lengthy illness.

Sherrel was born in Abilene, Texas, on July 31, 1937, the son William C. Smith and Lorah Amelia Branch, and he graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1959 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, later graduating from the University of Tennessee with a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1969.

Sherrel went on to conduct post-doctoral work at the University of Texas, and he conducted research and taught chemistry at: Stephen F. Austin University, Abilene Christian University and Texas A&M University. While at A&M, Sherrel became the Technical Lab Coordinator of all of the instructional Organic Chemistry labs, serving in that role for about 17 years while conducting occasional teaching and research on the side.  He received a number of Welch grants for research, and he was co-author of an Organic Chemistry laboratory manual. Sherrel was awarded a patent for the synthesis of an analogue amino acid, and he operated his own business for a number of years on the side, centered upon the manufacture of liquid chromatography equipment.  Sherrel was a member of the American Chemical Society.

In his personal life, Sherrel had an abiding love for God, his family, his church (the A&M Church of Christ), and badminton.  In his retirement years, Sherrel exercised his life-long hobby of photography and a passion for working with personal computers. Sherrel is survived by his wife - Dr. Elaine Smith of College Station; three children – Chris Smith of Lewisville, TX., Jonathan Smith of San Antonio, TX., and Rachel Smith of Irving, TX., and his grandson, Caleb Smith of San Antonio, TX..  Sherrel is also survived by three sisters: Gwendell Clemmer of Merkell, Texas; Amelia Smith of College Station, Texas; Lorah Richey of Comanche, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Smith of Houston, Texas; and numerous nephews and nieces.  Sherrel was preceded in death by his brother, William B. Smith.

Dr. Robert M. Stevenson

BEDFORD, TX -- Dr. Robert M. Stevenson passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in Bedford.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Ridge Funeral Home, 705 Airport Frwy., in Hurst. Burial: 3 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane B.

Bob Stevenson was born Jan. 28, 1914, in Mill Hall, Pa. He received a B.A. degree in accounting from Duke University, a M.A. degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University, and a DBA in finance/insurance from Indiana University. He was a chartered life underwriter and certified public accountant. Bob was drafted into the Army Air Corps in July, 1941, and commissioned at Harvard Business School. After a course of study at the Army Finance School in Fort Benjamin Harrison, he became a finance officer at the Indian Springs Army Air Field. In 1943, he married Bernadette “Bunny” Heagney. After several years in public accounting, Bob began his career as a teacher. He taught accounting and statistics at Pennsylvania State University, became a professor of finance and statistics at Texas A&M University, and was a professor of finance and economics at Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University). During his teaching career, Bob published professional articles, belonged to several professional organizations, and was awarded the “professor emeritus” honor from Southwest State University in San Marcos, Texas. Bob was an athlete. He was the captain of the Duke University Wrestling Team and won several Pennsylvania three-meter diving titles. He and his wife, Bunny spent many hours playing golf and tennis in College Station and in San Marcos, Texas. Bob Stevenson gave the best of himself to his students, his friends and his family. His teasing smile and his great sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Bunny Stevenson.

The family would like to thank the staff of Oak Hollow Alzheimer’s Special Care Facility in Bedford for their love and care of Bob.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Susan Ann Shaunfield and Philip Thomas Shaunfield; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Amy Eileen Mercer and Jonathan Denton Mercer, grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Robert Thomas Shaunfield and Adrienne Elizabeth Shaunfield; and great-grandchildren, Amanda Eileen Mercer and Philip Denton Mercer.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, North Texas Chapter, 101 Summit Ave., Suite 300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102; or a charity of choice.

Anne Taliaferro Ballinger

Oct. 6, 1914 — Oct. 7, 2004

HEARNE — Graveside services for Anne Taliaferro Ballinger, 90, of Nashville, Tenn., are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvert City Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Ballinger died Oct. 7 in Nashville.

She was born and raised in Calvert. She attended college and moved to Dallas, where she worked at Parkland Hospital. In 1996, she and her husband moved to Nashville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Henry Ballinger.

Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Anne Ballinger of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Dr. Jeanne Ballinger of Nashville; a son, Dr. Richard Ballinger of Hamden, Conn.; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvert City Cemetery, P.O. Box 565, Calvert, Texas 77837; the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; or a charity of choice.

Richard Price

March 3, 1915 — Oct. 13, 2004

Services for Richard Price, 89, of Bryan are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillier Funeral Home.

The Rev. Charles Mason will officiate. Burial will be in Rest-Ever Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from noon to the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Price died Wednesday at his home.

He was born in Millican and lived in Bryan for 40 years. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Mr. Price was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Price of Bryan; two brothers, Arthur R. Price of California and Jessie Price of Friendswood; and five sisters, Pansy Hill of Bryan, Irene Bean and Frances Hartley, both of Houston, Pearl Maywald of San Leon and Leona Shoemake of Crockett.

Memorials may be made to Abundant Life Assembly of God, 105 W. 32nd St., Bryan, Texas 77803.

Claire Marko

Jan. 7, 1916 — Oct. 13, 2004

Services for Claire Marko, 88, of Bryan are set for 11 a.m. Monday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

The Revs. John Boyle and Houston Dirickson will officiate.

Mrs. Marko died Wednesday at her home.

She was born in Cameron and lived in Bryan for 35 years. She was a retired owner of Baskin-Robbins.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Virgil and Karan Marko of College Station; a sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Lon Miller of Gibsona, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Brazos County Crime Stoppers.

Sherrel C. Smith

July 31, 1937 — Oct. 14, 2004

Services for Sherrel C. Smith, 67, of College Station are set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at A&M Church of Christ in College Station.

Bob Davidson will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

Mr. Smith died Thursday at his home.

He was born in Abilene and lived in College Station for 25 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University in 1959 and a master’s and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Tennessee in 1969. He conducted post-doctoral work at the University of Texas and conducted research and taught chemistry at Stephen F. Austin State University, Abilene Christian University and Texas A&M University.

Mr. Smith became the technical lab coordinator of all the instructional organic chemistry labs at Texas A&M University for 17 years. He received numerous Welch grants and was co-author of an organic chemistry laboratory manual. He was awarded a patent for the synthesis of an analog amino acid and was a member of the American Chemical Society.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Smith of College Station; two sons, Chris Smith of Lewisville and Jonathan Smith of San Antonio; a daughter, Rachel Smith of Irving; three sisters, Gwendell Clemmer of Merkel, Amelia Smith of College Station and Lorah Richey of Comanche; a sister-in-law, Wanda Smith of Houston; a grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Katie Lee Blanks Mann

Aug. 10, 1913 — Oct. 13, 2004

BRENHAM — Services for Katie Lee Blanks Mann, 91, of Trinity are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.

The Rev. Everett McCollum will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Mrs. Mann died Wednesday.

She was born in San Jacinto County and was a retired office manager for the Brenham Banner-Press. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Brenham for more than 50 years and was a member of the Brenham Pilot Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Mann.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Katy Ruth and Elwood Kettler of Trinity; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Lily Blanks and Milton and Bobbie Blanks; a sister, Doris Hudgins; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

William C. ‘Bill’ Duncum

Aug. 11, 1917— Oct. 13, 2004

ROCKDALE — Services for William C. “Bill” Duncum, 87, of Rockdale are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

The Revs. John Warren of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale and Charles Salmon of Forest Grove Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery near Rockdale.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, with the family present from 3 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Duncum died Wednesday at Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale.

He was born in the Pleasant Hill community near Rockdale and lived in Rockdale for the past 25 years. He previously lived in Austin. He was a distributive education coordinator for Taylor High School from 1949 to 1955 and a supervisor for all Austin Independent School District vocational teachers from 1971 until his retirement in 1978.

Mr. Duncum was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a major from the Air Force Reserve.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Frances Rosen Duncum of Rockdale; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margo and Clyde Gilless of Houston and Debra and Andy Jackson of Rockdale; a brother, Joe Wayne Duncum of Alpine; a sister, Lucille Duncum Robertson of Austin; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the William Duncum Scholarship Fund, C/O Rockdale Federal Credit Union, 1525 W. Cameron Ave., Rockdale, Texas 76567.

Verna Lee Carroll

Oct. 19, 1932 — Oct. 8, 2004

Services for Verna Lee Carroll, 71, of College Station are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in College Station.

The Rev. Bennett Blake of Christ Holy Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Jones-Washington Mortuary.

Mrs. Carroll died Oct. 8 in College Station.

She was born in Brazos County and was a lifelong resident of College Station.

She attended Lincoln High School and was vice president of Mission II Auxiliary, president of Mother’s Outreach and a member of Christ Holy Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Tommy and JoAnn Browder and Billy Joe and Carolyn Lyons, all of College Station, and Robert Carroll of Houston; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Minnie and Alvin Campbell of College Station, Magnolia Martin of Galveston and Ruby Nixon of Bryan; a brother, Robert Ray Nixon of Bryan; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Scott Wayne Wright

Feb. 26, 1970 — Oct. 13, 2004

BRENHAM — Services for Scott Wayne Wright, 34, of Brenham are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Brenham.

The Rev. Robert Craig will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rosewood Memorial Park North in Porter.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.

Mr. Wright died Wednesday at his home.

He was born in Birmingham, Ala., and graduated from Kingwood High School and the University of Houston. He worked for Murphy Oil in Brenham as the assistant manager.

Mr. Wright was an intern youth pastor at Kingwood Community Church. After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary, he was the youth pastor for Community Baptist Church in Aravada, Colo., and Calvary Baptist Church in Brenham.

Survivors include his parents, Robert W. and Ruth Ann Wright of Kingwood; his three sons, Luke Joshua Wright, Cole James Wright and Zachary Scott Wright, all of Brenham; a sister, Kimberly Ann Wright of Lake Charles, La.; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Lela Hardin Cavaness

Jan. 25, 1906 — Oct. 15, 2004

BRENHAM — Services for Lela Hardin Cavaness, 98, of Brenham are set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenvine Baptist Church in the Greenvine community.

The Rev. Bob Gregory will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham.

Mrs. Cavaness died Friday at Trinity Care Center in Brenham.

She was born in Alto Pass, Ill., and before her retirement worked for Woolworth’s as a merchandise manager.

Survivors include a brother, Charles Elbert of St. Louis; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Greenvine Baptist Church.

• 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

Susanne Claypool, 50, of Franklin and formerly of Bryan died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending with McCauley Funeral Home in Franklin.

Melvin E. Prescott Sr. , 81, of Madisonville died Friday at Madisonville Care Center. Arrangements are pending with J.M. Day Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Services Today

Keith Johnson, 10:30 a.m., Central Baptist Church, Steep Hollow Cemetery.

August Lee Nowak, 2 p.m., Cooks Point Methodist Church, church cemetery.

Casimiro Guevara, 11 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. James Cemetery.

Willie Idlebird Sr., 11 a.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, Oakwood Cemetery.

Verna Lee Carroll, 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church in College Station, Salem Cemetery.

Milton “Knokiedoll” Davis, 2 p.m., Mount Aria Baptist Church in Normangee, Randolph Cemetery.

Frankie Lee Nutall Sr., 2:30 p.m., Bethel Temple Assembly of God, Oakwood Cemetery.

Anne Taliaferro Ballinger, 1 p.m., graveside, Calvert City Cemetery.

Richard Price, 2 p.m., Hillier Funeral Home, Restever Memorial Park.

Katie Lee Blanks Mann, 2 p.m., Memorial Oaks Chapel, Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Doris Jean Bullock, 2 p.m., Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Greater Riverside Cemetery in Hearne.

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