(THORNDALE) Darrell Gene (Buddy) Paris, 89, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away surrounded by his loving family, Tuesday, April 9, 2024. A graveside service will be 11 am, at Salty Cemetery, with Pastor Matt Higginbotham officiating.

Buddy was born June 22, 1934, in Thorndale Texas, to Eugene Douglas Paris and Martha Lucille Duncan Paris. He served in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean War. He was self-educated entrepreneur who founded two successful businesses and later retired from the State of Texas. He worked hard from an early age to support his family and was proud to be able to provide his children with a college education from Texas A&M. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, flying self-built airplanes and father and son car projects. Buddy was fortunate to enjoy 30 years of retirement in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
He is survived by his wife Claudine Joyce Mullins Paris; son, Darrell Keith Paris and wife, Michelle Marie; daughter, Colleen Denise Paris Ellington and husband, Jody Ray; grandchildren, Amanda Nicole Paris, Ashely Rebecca Paris, Molly Dean Paris, Landon Shea Ellington, Lee Hunter Ellington and wife, Melissa and Jace Barret Ellington.

Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home In Charge of Arrangements




(TEMPLE) Phillip Terrill Washburn, 77, of Temple, TX., passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024, in a Temple Hospital.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 11:00am at Dossman Funeral Home. He will be buried at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA

Mr. Washburn was born on December 29, 1946, at Letterman Army Hospital, to George T. Washburn and Mary Eva (Wood) Washburn, in San Francisco, CA.
As a military dependent, the family moved almost yearly. The family settled in Belton in 1954.Phil graduated from Belton High School in 1965. After graduation he enlisted in the Marine Corp. and was a Vietnam veteran. After his discharge he graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in journalism. He wrote for several newspapers, Killeen, and Temple, before beginning his career as a writer for the Dept. of the Army. He retired as the public affairs officer for the Army Test and Evaluation Command in Falls Church, VA. Upon retirement, he moved back to Texas. Phil was known for his humor, quick wit, and outgoing personality.
He is survived by his brother Rod, of Belton; his nephews, Stephen (Joan) Washburn of Belton, Jon (Sherry) Ross of Halletsville, Jay (Pat) Pearson of Moody, and a daughter Jennifer Heleniak of Wauwaposa, Wisconsin.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Terry Pearson, sister Tadge Ross, and his wife Susan Chambless.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to the Heart of Central Texas for Independent Living in Belton, where Phil volunteered.

Dossmann Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements


(CAMERON) Shirley Jean Biskup Krenek, 77 of Cameron passed away peacefully
Monday, April 8, 2024 at her home with the love of her life, Chuck by her side. Jean fought a courageous battle against cancer.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at St. Monica’s
Catholic Church with a Rosary recited a 10:30am. Burial will be at St. Monica Cemetery.

Jean was born September 16, 1946 in Bellville to Emil and Clara (Kaliszewski) Biskup. She
married Charlie “Chuck” Krenek on June 5, 1965. Mrs. Krenek graduated from Yoe High
School in 1965 and work at Main Printing for 17 years and then at the First Presbyterian
Church for 36 years retiring on January 31, 2024. She was a member of St. Monica Catholic
Church for 58 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Gary William
Biskup in 2016.
Jean was an exceptional wife, aunt, friend. She embodied the best qualities: unconditional
love, strength of spirit and faith and an unending generosity that could be seen in her care of
her husband, her family, co-workers and friends.
She was big hearted and vibrant. She accepted everyone with an open heart, open arms and a
perpetual smile!
Jean’s departure leaves a deep wound and it is greatly felt by her entire family and countless
others who loved her deeply.


Marek Burns Lawell Funeral Home In Charge of Arraingments



(Rockdale) Geraldine Ann Waters long time resident of Rockdale, left to see her Lord on Sunday April 7, 2024. There are no services planned.

Gerri was born June 15, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. She was 90 years old at her passing.
Gerri moved to Rockdale as a teenager with her mother. She began working at Richards Memorial
Hospital as a Nurses Aide when it was still in the old building downtown. She worked with Dr. Richards, Dr. Young and all of the old time physicians. She came to work at the (new hospital) when it opened on Brazos St. in 1975. She was a dedicated employee and was a great asset to all who worked with her. She rarely took a day off and did not want to retire when she did at the age of 85 in 2018. She worked night shift for 65 years. She trained many young aides, and quite a few nurses on how to take care of the patients. She was excellent at her job.
Gerri was the youngest child of seven. She was a twin. She is proceeded in death by her parents and all of her siblings. She is survived by one son, Michael Waters of Rockdale and close friends Shawn and Barbara McNiel, also of Rockdale. She is also survived by a cousin, Charles (June) Crabb of Pennsylvania and extended family who remain in Michigan.



(TEMPLE) Gregory Norman Scarr passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Temple, TX, at 76 years old after a lengthy battle with illness.

On April 26, 2024, family, friends, and those whose lives Greg touched are invited to attend the 10am visitation, at Crossroads Church (500 S 1-35 Belton, TX 76513) and the 11am Memorial Service. You are welcome to stay afterwards for lunch to reminisce and fellowship.

Burial will be at 3:00 PM on Friday April 26th, 2024 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Texas.

He was born to Norman and Audrey Scarr on April 7,1948 at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, where they lived until his parents left active duty and moved the family to Minnesota. He had three younger brothers: Richard (Rick), James (Jim), and William (Bill).

Greg entered service in the US Navy on June 7, 1967, after graduating from Moorhead High School in 1966. While stationed in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), he met Jean Lambert, a beautiful redhead from Seattle, Washington. They married on December 20, 1969, in Moorhead, MN and had three children: Kimberley, Arthur, and Adam.

After leaving the service as a Yeoman Petty Officer 2nd Class, Greg moved his family to Seattle and started working for various federal government agencies before ending his professional career at Housing and Urban Development. During his professional civilian life, Greg earned an Associate Degree in Accounting, a real estate license, a private pilot’s license, and he sold insurance for a short time.

In 2006, after retiring as the Multi-Family Housing Supervisor in Seattle for HUD, and receiving a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, Greg and Jean moved to Temple, TX where Greg received a pacemaker and regained strength for a marvelous new season of life. Every morning, Greg and Jean would read the Bible together and set their eyes on Jesus as they prepared for the day ahead. They enjoyed a slower pace, taking road trip adventures throughout Texas and plugging into the Burtchell Bunch at Temple Bible Church.

During the last two years of his life, physical struggles brought new challenges to Greg and Jean. Through it all, Greg’s indomitable spirit kept him focused on the Lord as he loved his beautiful wife, his family, and everyone around him. Regardless of the amount of pain he was in, he shared the love of Jesus with everyone he met. While we are saddened to lose his presence in our lives, we know Greg is whole and healed in the presence of Jesus.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Audrey Scarr as well as great granddaughter, Reagan Mullenix. He is survived by his wife of more than 54 years, Jean Scarr, his dogs - Cinnamon, Donnor, Jax, and Jazzy; his three children, 10 grandchildren, and his eighteen great grandchildren including: Kim and Jamie Smith, Makenzie, Zane and Judah Watkins, Isabelle Smith, Natalie Smith; Arthur and Shawna Scarr, Kayla, Averie, Hayden, and Adriana Kepner, AJ Scarr, Brekken Scarr, Stetson Mullenix, Alliana Mullenix, Remington and Kameryn, Karson, Kimberly, and Riley Mullenix; Adam and Nancy Scarr, Shelby and Scott Duncan, Helena Payne, Connor Perez, and Freyja Duncan, Tyler, Erica, and Asher Scarr, Zachary Scarr, Skylar Jackson, Adalynn Scarr, Kampton Cadenhead, and Violet Scarr, Madison Scarr, Nick Feyer, and Daisy Mae Feyer.



“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15

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