Donald C. Brown
Thursday, 9AM


(Lexington) Donald C. Brown, 87 of Lexington, died Monday at his home. Masonic graveside services are 9AM today in Hugh Wilson Cemetery in Tanglewood, with a service to follow in First Presbyterian Church in Giddings. Mr. Brown was born in Possum Holler and graduated from Lexington High School in 1947. He worked in the Houston area before serving in the US Army during the Korean War. He then returned to Lexington and worked on the family farm. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Peggy

Children:
       Timothy Oscar Brown of Lexington
       Lisa Gaeke and husband Douglas of Giddings
       Kelley Brown of Lexington

Siblings:
       Shelley Huettel and husband Robert of Tanglewood
       Mark Brown of Austin

3 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bill T. Avrett
Thursday, 11AM


(Rockdale) Bill T. Avrett, 84 of Rockdale, died Monday in Lorena. Services are 11AM today at St. John's United Methodist Church in Rockdale, with burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Avrett was born in Pleasant Hill Community and graduated as Valedictorian from Thorndale High School. He later earned his BBA from the University of Texas and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for Chance Vought Aircraft as an employment interviewer followed by a stint at Texas Instruments in personnel services. He went on to work for Tracor, Inc. in Austin as Personnel Director. He also taught part time at the University of Texas and owned and operated several small businesses. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, was President of the Rotary Club of Rockdale, President of the Babe Ruth League, President of the Rockdale Country Club, served on Rockdale City Council as a Council Member and then Mayor, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Rockdale High Vocational Committee, Rockdale Little League and Softball League, and was a member of VFW Post 6535, the Rockdale FFA, Rockdale Sandow & Southern Railroad, and was President of the Rockdale Athletic Association. Survivors include:

Son:
       Truett Avrett and wife Karen of Conroe

Daughter:
       Jennifer Kramer and husband Brett of Lorena

Sister:
       Mary Ruth Borges of Austin

4 grandchildren also survive.
Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lawrence W. Gaylor
Thursday, 11AM


(Rosebud) Lawrence W. "Buster" Gaylor, 89 of Lott, died Monday at his home. Services are 11AM today in Cook Gerngross Green Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud, with burial to follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Lott. Mr. Gaylor was born in the Meeks Community and grew up in the Travis and Rosebud area. He served in the US Navy during WWII and later retired from General Tire in Waco. He was also a member of Lott Church of Christ and Carolina Lodge AF&AM #330 in Lott. Survivors include:

Daughters:
       Kathy Lueck of Robinson
       Rosann Allen of Lott

Brother:
       Bill Gaylor of Wadsworth

4 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren also survive.
Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Louis "Pat" Gottschalk
Saturday, 9AM


(Rosebud) Louis "Pat" Gottschalk, 93 of Dallas, formerly of Westphalia, died Tuesday in Dallas. Services are 9AM Saturday at the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia, with burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery there. Rosary will be 7PM Friday at Cook Gerngross Green Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud. Mr. Gottschalk was born in Westphalia and served in the US Navy during WWII. He worked for North American Aviation in California and retired from Ling Tempco Vought in Dallas after 38 years. Survivors include:

Wife:
       Gladys Gottschalk of Dallas

Sons:
       Ron Gottschalk and wife Judy of Midlothian
       Larry Gottschalk and wife Eileen of Bullard

Sister:        
       Margaret Helpert of Westphalia

6 Grandchildren and Numerous Great Grandchildren also survive.
Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud is in charge of arrangements.


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