Harry N. Walthall “Poppy”, 78 of Brookshire, Texas, passed to his eternal home on Friday, August 19, 2016. Harry was preceded in death by both of his parents, James Harrison and Bessie Viola Weaver Walthall, and four brothers, James, Melvin, Charles and Wayne R. Walthall, and two sisters, Dorothy “Dot”, and Louise, and grandson Tyler Caraway. Harry honorably served this country in both the U.S. Army National Guard from 1955- 1956 and the U.S. Army from 1956-1982. After retiring from military service, Harry was employed as the Comptroller for Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. Afterward he also worked as a CPA for the Texas Department of Health in Austin, Texas. Harry leaves behind his beloved wife, Mary Stinson Walthall; his three sons, Christopher Walthall and his wife, Martina, Timothy Walthall, and Anthony Walthall, as well as his adored grandchildren, Christina Cubbage and husband Cody, Jessica Walthall, Ashley Collins and husband Ryan, Lauren Walthall, Austin Walthall, Gina Simpson, Ashley Wood, Patrick Walthall and Victorio Walthall; as well as three treasured great-grandchildren, Lilian Walthall, Lucas Walthall, and Ethan Jentzen-Walthall. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and other family and friends who will miss him greatly. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider supporting the YouCaring.com account listed as “In Memory of Harry N. Walthall”. All funds from this account will be shared with the Alzheimer’s Foundation, The American Cancer Society, and Veterans’ Support Services. Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, located at 11463 TX-195 in Killeen, Texas, with full military honors by the National Honor Guard. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, Texas77423. (281)934-2424- www.schmidtfunerals.com

 

Terrence Jeffery “Terry” Ehlert was born on October 11, 1955 in Houston, Texas to Calvin C. and Loyce Ellington Ehlert. He has lived in the Brookshire and Katy areas his entire life, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brookshire. He earned his MBA from Sam Houston State University and was a member of their Alumni group. He was also a member of the NRA. Terry passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 60 years. He is survived by his mother, Loyce Ehlert; aunts, Jewel Cullins and Norma Ellington; as well as many cousins and other family members. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, in Brookshire, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Calvin Webb officiating. Interment in Pattison Methodist Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the First Baptist Church of Brookshire, 106 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, TX 77423. Condolences may be expressed at www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net. Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home 1508 East Avenue ~ Katy, Texas 77493 ~ (281) 391-2424

MARY ALICE BOREN, 86, passed from this life at her home in Brookshire, Texas and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday, July 11, 2016. Mary Alice was born December 30, 1929, in Shreveport, Louisiana to parents Lester Raymond Parker and Alma Eugenia Wingo Parker. She grew up and attended school in Shreveport. During her senior year of High School, Mary Alice moved to Carthage, Texas where she graduated. Mary Alice attended Southwest Texas State University where she first earned her Bachelor of Science Degree; she then earned her Masters of Education from University of Houston. On December 28, 1946, Mary Alice married the love of her life, Dan Austin Boren in Shreveport, Louisiana. They made their home in San Marcos where they went to Southwest Texas State Teachers College together. They then moved to live in several small towns in Texas including Agua Dulce, Premont, and Bellville, before moving to Brookshire, Texas in 1963. No matter where she lived or what situation she went through, Mary Alice always had a smile on her face. Mary Alice was a teacher for over 30 years and spent the majority of her time teaching Fifth Grade at Royal ISD. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and treasured the time she was able to spend with her family. Mary Alice had several hobbies including camping, playing Bridge and Dominos, as well as traveling with her friends. Last but certainly not least, Mary Alice loved shopping!!!! The most important thing to Mary Alice was her faith and family. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Brookshire where she taught the Adult Sunday School class for many years. Mary Alice wanted to make sure both friends and family knew about Jesus and that He loves them. Even after getting sick, her heart and mind longed to be in church. Mary Alice had the heart of a servant and spent her entire life serving God and her community. She is survived by her LOVING HUSBAND OF 69½ YEARS: Dan Austin Boren; DAUGHTER: Kathryn Boren Hodge; SON: Glenn Eugene Boren; GRANDCHILDREN: Christopher Neelley, Cortney Russell, Austin Boren, Travis Dan Boren, Jordan Boren; GREAT GRANCHILDREN: Kyle Boren, Haylee Boren, Coryn Smith, Jaxon Boren and Collin Russell and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her son, Douglas Wayne Boren, her mother, Alma Parker, and her grandson Douglass Scott Boren. Funeral Service was held Thursday, July 14, 2013, 10:00 A.M., at the First Baptist Church in Brookshire, Texas. Interment followed in the Pattison Methodist Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to: First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 190, Brookshire, TX 77423 or to the: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eight Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Homes, 819 Waller Ave., P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 - (281) 934-2424www.schmidtfunerals.com

Born in 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Cherrington Lee Fisher and Alice Elaine DeBeck Fisher, Alice Thuman graduated as a member of the Cum Laude Society from Walnut Hills in Cincinnati. Then came graduation cum laude from Bryn Mawr College with honors in French Symbolist Poetry. Following college, Alice married Thomas W. Thuman, a Flying Tiger and broadcast executive, also of Cincinnati. Her teaching career stretched far over time, space, and content – French at Lotspeich School in Cincinnati, French at the University of Cincinnati, preschool music at the Advent in Spartanburg, S.C., and Latin, French and English at St. Thomas’ Episcopal in Houston. Alice also did free-lance commercial writing for Storer, TSI, Gordon and Bartell Broadcasting companies, as well as for individual P.I. producers. She received two unsolicited awards in her life. The French government gave her a cash gift as the best writer on a French literary topic of its year. Later, she visited the White House as a designated teacher in the Presidential Scholars Program. After the death of her beloved husband, Alice moved to Waller County into a log cabin of her own design. Here her last years were spent in great happiness, surrounded by ducks, geese, camellias, needlework, puzzles, reading, wild birds, and the love of her family. The mourning children are William Linn Thuman, Bohn and Stephanie Anne Thuman Phillips, John and BeaJay Thuman and the grandchildren William Linn Thuman, Stephani Leigh Thuman, Patrick McCarthy, and Jason Jones. Also her beloved dog Griffin. Alice Thuman was a member of the Bryn Mawr College Alumni Association, the National Conservancy, the American Philatelic Society, the Texas Philatelic Society, the Waller County Republican Party, and the Episcopal Church. She was also majority shareholder in La Mancha Realty. Services are private and for the immediate family. Memorials may be sent to the non-medical charity of your choice. Looking forward to her owl house. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Ave., Brookshire, Texas 77423. (281) 934-2424 www.schmidtfunerals.com

Lloyd Allen Woods was born in Pawnee, Texas on May 15, 1935, to Irvin Allen Woods and Grace Victoria (Decas) Woods. He walked with Jesus to heaven on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the wonderful age of 81. He was welcomed by the love of his life, Betty Elliott Woods, who has been preparing him a place since, October 5, 2014. He was a father, grandfather, brother, mentor and friend. He married Betty on February 24, 1956, in Hearne, Texas. He served the City of Brookshire as their Mayor for 6 years and was a member of the Brookshire Volunteer Fire Department. Lloyd served in the U.S. Marine as a Corporal during the Korean Conflict. Lloyd worked 30 years plus in construction as a carpenter and wood craftsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, but his favorite occupation was being PAPA. He leaves behind four children: Gary, David and his wife, Melissa, Laurie, and Lezlie; grandchildren: Jason and wife, Aileen, Terra and husband, Clay, Zach and wife, Chelsea, Blake and wife, Heather, Lance and fiancé, Lauren, Ross, and David; great grandchildren: Riley, Shelby, Jacob, Brody, Aiden, Brinlee and Emery; brothers: Joe and Randy; caretakers: Joyce, Ruby, and Trish; and many other relatives and dear friends. Preceded in death by his precious wife of 60 years, Betty; parents, Irvin Allen and Grace Victoria Woods, siblings, sisters; Margaret, Nona, Delores and Blanche, brother Bryan and granddaughter Lindsey Rene. Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church in Brookshire from 5 – 7 PM on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Brookshire at 10 AM, on Monday, June 6, 2016 with Dr. Calvin Webb and Rev. Ray Spalding, officiating. Pallbearers are: Patrick Ratcoiffe, Richard Sanders, Lance Sanders, Jason Woods, Zach Woods and Blake Woods Graveside services will be held at 3 PM, Monday, June 6, 2016 in the Woods Family Cemetery in Yorktown, Texas. The family requests donations maybe made to the First Baptist Church of Brookshire, PO Box 190, Brookshire, Texas 77423 or to the Aggieland Humane Society, 5359 Leonard Road, Bryan, Texas 77807. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, 819 Waller Avenue, Brookshire, Texas 77423. (281)934-2424 http://www.schmidtfunerals.com/ <http://www.schmidtfunerals.com/>