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Death Notices

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Carl E. Livingston II

Carl E. Livingston II of Granbury, 58,  passed away March 12, 2019 and went home to be with his Lord and Savior.  
He is preceded in death by his mother Mary Jean Livingston, son Carl E. Livingston III and brother Kenneth Ray  Livingston.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years Cathy Livingston,       father Carl Livingston Sr., son Nathan Livingston and his spouse Amanda Livingston, grandchildren Kendal and Dylan Livingston, brothers and sisters Don Livingston, Ellen Gaudin, Debbie Crider      Smith, and Sherry Brooks, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 
Carl was born Jan. 30, 1961. He dearly loved the Lord and all of his church family. 
Join us for a Celebration Memorial on Saturday, March      16, 2019 at 2:00 pm, Pure Praise Church located at 1470 East Highway 377, Granbury Texas 76048.

Susie (Gebhardt) Drumm Horton 

Susie (Gebhardt) Drumm Horton passed away on March 7, 2019 from leukemia, surrounded by her children, Dustin Drumm and wife Heather, Chris Drumm and wife Samantha, grandchildren, Riley, Jake, Hudson, Benjamin, and Leighton, brother Larry Gebhardt, and her beloved Monty Bunker, along with family and friends. 
Susie was born August 27, 1947 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Gene and Mary Gebhardt. For many years, home was Las Cruces, NM, where she was known as the warm, friendly leader of Gene’s Fine Jewelers and Business Products Center. Next, home was an RV, adventuring with Monty and their dogs. At last they settled in Granbury, Texas, where Susie loved the charm of the small town and its people.
Susie will be remembered for her beautiful smile, bright laughter, and incredible hugs. She lived life with joy, faith, gratitude, and grace. She was a mother, a “gammy”, a sister, a daughter, a partner, an aunt, and a friend.
 A celebration of life will be held at the beach this summer, details to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Be the Match (, or Tracy’s Dogs ( Please forever honor Susie by laughing often and loving well. 

James William Redwine

James William Redwine, 72, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 10, 2019.  
Service:  11:00 A.M. Monday, March 18, 2019 – Acton United Methodist Church, 3433 Fall Creek Hwy, Acton, Texas 76049. Viewing from 10:30 until 11:00A.M.. Committal and Masonic Graveside Rites: 3 P.M. at Greenwood Memorial Park Visitation:  5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Sunday at Biggers Funeral Home.  Memorials:  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pecan Plantation EMS or Acton United Methodist Church.
James William Redwine was born August 25, 1946 in Fort Worth, Texas. His parents, Charlie Lee Redwine and Norma Louise Redwine lived on Rusk Street in Roanoke, Texas. Charlie worked on various ranches in the area and they lived a rural life. James knew how to work cattle, bale hay, and he was a member of FFA in high school raising various animals to show. He attended Northwest High School and served as class president. He had many lifelong friends that kept in touch over the years.  
James loved life, had many friends, and loved to talk, visit, and tell stories.  He enjoyed Southern Gospel Music and attended many concerts and was a big fan of the Quartet Groups.
He was a Volunteer Fireman for the Roanoke Fire Department for over twenty years. He also served as a volunteer EMT on the Ambulance Crew at Roanoke Fire Department. James was a member of Roanoke Lodge #668 A.F. & A.M. for fifty years. He worked for Bell Helicopter as a Machinist at Plant 5 for over forty years. He was a member of UAW Local # 218 and served as a Union Representative and “Top Shop” for several years.
In 1988 he married his wife, Cherry, who also worked at Bell Helicopter. They lived in Fort Worth until 1999 and then moved to Pecan Plantation in August of that year. He retired from Bell Helicopter in December of 2006. He loved living in Pecan Plantation and playing golf five days a week with his friends.  He also served on various volunteer committees in Pecan Plantation and served on the Pecan EMS Board. 
Survivors: Wife of 31 years, Cherry Redwine: Children, Karen Redwine Myers, Kimberly Cornett and husband Cameron, Brenda Wood and husband Ross, Darbi Johnson and husband, Mike, Kelby Hubbard and wife, Leah, Robert Hubbard and wife, Dawnia; fourteen grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.  We shall remember him in our hearts forever. 

Robert Joe Steele

Robert Joe Steele, 79, of Granbury, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  Memorial service: 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 16, 2019, Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Acton.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Anglican Church.  
Robert was born on May 26, 1939 in Denton, Texas to William and Lorraine Steele.  He married Susan Guill on June 10, 1995 in Acton.  He received his bachelor’s degree in education from North Texas State University.   He was a teacher, principal, mentor and coach and was very active in his church.
He enjoyed deer hunting, and was an avid gardener.  He was preceded in death by his brothers: Jimmy Steele and Billy Steele.  
Robert is survived by his wife: Susan Steele, children: Laura Salinas, Lisa Lee and husband Randy, Lynette Alexander and husband Billy, Trent Guill, Scott Guill and wife Teresa, Amy Marlowe and husband James, and Kelly Williams and husband Jeff, sister: Sharon Powers, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and numerous extended family and friends.  

Lester Eugene Thomas 

Lester Eugene Thomas, 52, of Granbury passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  Service: 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 16, 2019, Waples Baptist Church, Interment: Holly Hills Memorial Park, Visitation: 6:00 PM -8:00 PM, Friday, March 15, 2019, Wiley Funeral Funeral Home, Granbury.  
Lester was born on November 7, 1966 in Hearne, Texas.  He married Vertasha Barnes on September 10, 2017 in Granbury, Texas.  
Lester is survived by his wife: Vertasha Thomas, mother: Virginia Ewing and husband Nathan, dad: Eddie Stephens and wife Linda, children: Alonté Thomas, Antione Simmons, Tydrick Williams, Malik Thomas, Kemauri Bynaum, Mercedez Hammond, and Zoria Goldsby, siblings: Eddy Johnson-Pinky and husband James, Ericka Williams and husband Charles, Katrina Bynaum and husband Xavier, Mary McGrew and husband Lloyd, Charles Bynaum and wife Frances, Richard Bynaum and wife Tiffany, Vincent Bynaum, and Shane Ewing and wife Paige, and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.   

Victor Charles Poleni, III

Victor Charles Poleni, III, 83, of Granbury, retired fleet director of Cadillac, passed away on March 11, 2019.  Mass: 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 14, 2019, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Interment: Holly Hills Memorial Park, Visitation: 6:00 PM -8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury, with Rosary at 6:30 PM at the funeral home.   
Victor was born on August 24, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Margareite and Victor Poleni II.  He married Barbara Champion Snow on April 12, 2008 in Granbury, Texas.    
Victor attended the University of Detroit Mercy, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 
Victor was a veteran of General Motors, and served the company for 43 years. Most recently he led General Motors Retiree Association’s board of directors as vice president and chairman.
Along with serving as fleet director, he also served as Cadillac’s regional fleet executive for the Midwest, as Cadillac’s metro district sales manager in St. Louis, Mo., and as assistant manager of fleet and leasing for Cadillac.  
Victor was also well-known in the limousine industry, and regularly attended limousine industry events. He, along with the rest of his team at Cadillac, worked with coachbuilders and manufacturers to engineer configurations for Cadillac vehicles that could better withstand the miles that operators were putting them through on a monthly basis.
He and his team also introduced the Cadillac Commercial Vehicle Protection Plan, which covered Cadillac vehicles for 36 months or 250,000 miles at a time when livery operators were running an average of 100,000 miles a year. Victor was always extremely proud to represent “The Standard of the World” at the several fleet industry shows throughout the year.
Victor was preceded in death by his late wife: Joleen Poleni.  
 Victor is survived by his wife: Barbara Snow Poleni, children: Martha Zielinski and husband Greg, Lisa Stewart and husband Blair, Michelle Poleni, and William Poleni, stepson: Charles G. Snow and wife Melissa, grandchildren: Brittany Kirkpatrick and husband Andrew, Whitney Zielinski, Stephen Poleni, Conner Stewart and fiancé Shelby Spicer, William Poleni, and Jace Zielinski, siblings: Marty Poleni and wife Pamela, Margo Doyle and husband Dick and Irene Swanland and husband Paul and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.   

Marvin Rhea Jr. 

Marvin Rhea Jr. of DCBE passed away March 12, 2019. He was born to Marvin Rhea Sr. and Frances Northcutt in Northcutt’s cove, Grundy County Tennessee on March 30, 1937. He married his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth Ann Anderson on July, 29, 1955 before enlisting in the Air Force and was stationed in Topeka, KS and Newfoundland Canada. In 2001, Marvin retired from Freightliner. He loved his church and served as an elder at Pipeline Rd. Church of Christ. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Minnie Evelyn Smartt and son Phillip Rhea.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Rhea and children, Doug Rhea and wife Dena, Tami Hackney and husband Mark and Phil’s wife Shan. He has nine grandchildren, Cara, Chris, Doug Jr., Jon, Joe, Lauren, Lexi, Austin, Anson and fifteen great grandchildren, His brother David Rhea and wife Charlene, brother-in-law David Smartt and wife Wanda.
A memorial service is planned at 2:00 pm Sunday March 17th at Granbury Church of Christ with visitation following. Burial later at the Veteran cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Kids’ Armor of Hope - 1905 W. Pearl St. Granbury, TX 76049.  

Pat Wayne Davis 

Pat Wayne Davis, 73, of Granbury, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Wiley Funeral Home Chapel in Granbury.  
Pat was born on January 23, 1946 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Jim and Lela Davis.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.  He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, and brother.  He loved spending time with family and friends.  One of his favorite things to do was ride his Harley with his brother.  He enjoyed antiquing, traveling and seeking out new BBQ restaurants. 
 Pat is survived by his loving wife: Sherry Davis of Granbury, children: Mona Patton, Lisa Latham, Justin Davis and his girlfriend Jennifer, stepson: Jimmy Houston, siblings:  Ralph Davis and wife Betty, Buck Davis and wife Mary, Gary Davis and wife Carol and Billie Crawford and husband Frank, grandchildren: Cameron, Dominique, Harrison, Garrett, Cheyenne, Kaytlyn, Jimmy, Sierra and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

Edward Henry Peronnet

Edward Henry Peronnet was born August 10, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY and left this life on March 10th in Granbury, TX surrounded by people who cared deeply about him.  Burial will be held at St John’s Cemetery in Queens, New York on March 22, 2019.    
He was a first generation American and the youngest of 3 brothers.
His family moved from Brooklyn to a farm in Pennsylvania before Edward started grade school. 
They returned to Brooklyn, settling in the Flatbush neighborhood.  In his teens he participated in SOAR – a cutting edge rocketry club dedicated to development of rocketry products for universities and government use. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School.
Before college, Edward travelled overseas and purchased a half interest in a VW van upon arrival in France, sleeping in it under the Eiffel Tower.  He drove the countryside collaborating with other young international travelers. His family wondered if he would return to the States.  After many adventures, he sold his interest in the VW, and flew back to NYC.
He attended Brooklyn College studying geology.  He also did coursework at the Academy of Aeronautics.  Science, technology, sociology, world politics and history intrigued him and the interaction of these very different schools of thought constantly occupied his very active mind.  
Edward was employed by NY Bell Telephone as a project supervisor and spoke in High Schools in the NYC area about the frontier of communication.  He worked for Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, NY on the Lunar Excursion Module, making lunar landings safe and return trips possible for astronauts like Armstrong and Aldrin.  He ended his working days at NASA working contracts for SAIC as a reliability expert for the International Space Station, working closely with the Russian Space Program on packaging payloads for space travel. 
He was a tremendous advocate of education, travel and the importance of having varied experiences to broaden the mind and develop one’s character.  He continually encouraged his family to pursue the same.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents Maurice Rene Peronnet and Felicia Helen Panarace, His Brother Maurice “Sonny” Peronnet and wife Agnes.  
He is survived by his brother John Peronnet and wife Penny, Nephews David Peronnet and wife Jennifer, Steven Peronnet, Caleb Peronnet, Nieces Susanne Hughes and husband Tom, Sarah Couch and husband James, Shannon Santana and husband Jon, Elizabeth Choate, and Rachel Reed and husband David as well as numerous Great Nieces and Nephews, and extended family.  
He was truly one of a kind.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Elkins

Robert “Bobby” Elkins, 61, of Granbury, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019.  Service: 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 16, 2019, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury, Interment: Allison Cemetery, Visitation: 6:00 PM -8:00 PM, Friday, March 15, 2019, Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury.  
Robert was born on April 11, 1957 in Hamilton, Texas to Charles and Murl Elkins.  He loved spending time with his family and friends. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was baptized at StoneWater Church.  Robert loved music, singing, and performing and attending karaoke.   He loved cooking and BBQing.  
Robert was currently employed at Halliburton and formerly employed with Granbury ISD and Comanche Peak.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his son: John Elkins, one brother and one sister.
Robert is survived by his children: Chance Elkins and wife Brittany and Micah Elkins and husband Jonathan Eakin, brother: Billy Elkins and wife Ann, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, family, friends, and fiancée Theresa Keith.  

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