For those we've had to say our goodbyes to.
Sad news. Randy Rheinhardt from Canyon Lake passed away October 5th.
Jo Ann Horton, 74, of Kerrville, Texas passed away on February 8, 2016. She was born in Greenville, Texas to John and Syble Murphy on June 26, 1941. She married Troy Richard Horton on August 24, 1968 in Houston.
Mrs. Horton graduated from A&I College [now Texas A & M] in Kingsville, Texas with a degree in Art Education and a minor in English. She was named Miss A&I College for 1960. Mrs. Horton had a long, successful career in writing and editing. She moved among the stars…actors, singers and even astronauts, in her capacity as Editor of Houston Monthly Magazine, and owner and editor of The Goat Gap Gazette.
She was Queen of the Chili World, where she was judge and jury over many pots of chili over the years and always looked forward to attending the annual Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert – Wick Fowler Championship Chili Cookoff.
After “retirement” she and husband, Richard, moved from Houston to Kerrville. They bought an RV and, with 4 kitties in tow, set out to visit all 50 States.
Mrs. Horton was active in the Kerrville community, serving meals to shut-ins and enjoying her friends at the Dietert Center. To her card playing friends, she was the final word on the rules, sometimes referred to as “Jo Ann’s Rule”. She loved dressing up and always had the perfect hat to match her outfit.
Writing and collecting friends were her talents. From her chili friends to her card-playing friends to celebrities, including Willie Nelson, and many more, Mrs. Horton was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.
Mrs. Horton enjoyed a colorful, free-spirited life that most people only dream of. She told friends recently that she had lived a very fulfilling life and had “pretty much accomplished everything” she had wanted to do.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Richard.
A memorial service will be held at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville, Texas on February 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM.
Memorials may be given to the Dietert Center in Kerrville and to the Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert – Wick Fowler Championship Chili Cookoff, a 501(C)3 organization that raises money for charity.
Mrs. Horton has a memorial website at http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/joannhorton. You are invited to visit, view photographs from Jo Ann’s life, and to leave a message or share a memory on the website.
BB's Girl, Jennifer Grace Gilliam passed away mid November 2015 at the age of 55. She had been suffering for several years with CSFL (cerebral spinal fluid leak), and depression. There will not be any service but a private memorial later.
This sad news was reported by Jennifer's sister Lynne Gilliam Bordeaux, and she also told us that their father (Wyman Gilliam Sr.) is doing good after 6 mos in and out of the hospital with Discitis. Their Mom has dementia and had a hip replacement in September. Prayers are indeed needed for the Gilliam Gang.
Jerry Wayne Goldstein, 72 of Cedar Creek passed away October 3, 2015. Jerry was born March 22, 1943 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 54 years Katherine Ann Goldstein; daughters Jerri Lee Goldstein and her husband Mike Works, Traci Lynn Perkins and husband Jason Perkins, and Kelli Renee Krauser and her husband Huey Krauser; seven grandchildren Leanne, Jason, Erin, Brandon, Paul, Alexis, and Brandi.
Jerry was a man of many friends. His enjoyments in life were hunting, fishing, and striking up conversation with just about everyone he met.
Celebration of Life Services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Bastrop Providence Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Upper Cedar Creek Cemetery.
February 8, 2015
November 3, 1942 - February 8, 2015
Captain Joseph William Rowland Felty USN (Retired)
Joe was born on November 3, 1942 in Canton Texas to LT and Margaret (Rowland) Felty. Joe, his brother Larry Felty and sister Margaret Felty lived in Waxahachie where Joe grew up playing football, eventually achieving an All State center accolade while attending Waxahachie High School. Joe graduated from Waxahachie High school in 1961 and attended The New Mexico Military Institute for one year. Joe then received his appointment to attend the United States Naval Academy where he again played football. Joe graduated from USNA in 1966 and was appointed as an Ensign in the United States Navy. While serving his country Joe earned his Master’s degree in Communications management. Joe served in the United States Navy for 26 years, retiring as a Captain in April of 1992. When asked what he did in the Navy he would say “I drove ships”. The highlight of his career was commanding the U.S. Haleakala.
Joe married his best friend, Jane Ann Bruns in 1968.
Joe (Papa) has two daughters Julie Anne Felty Petterson and Jacquelyn Leslie Felty, A son-in-law Isaac Petterson. Grandchildren Andrew Kindred, Joseph Vela, Alexus Kindred, John (JJ) Vela and Jeffrey Vela, and one great grandson Alijah (A-Ray) Jones. Joe also leaves behind his brother Larry Felty, sister in law Glinda Felty and baby sister Margaret Felty an Aunt, Uncle, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Condolence cards may be sent to:
156 Ocean Drive
Gun Barrel City, TX 75156-4289
January 16, 2015
Many of the older cooks will also remember John "Bad McFad" Raven, who passed away January 16, 2015.
John was a big part of the early chili cookoffs, and barbecue too. It's where he honed his alter ego, "Bad McFad," Daredevil. A trued Texas character for sure.
His obituary was short and sweet:
Mr. John L. Raven Jr. of Johnson City passed away on Friday January 16th at the age of 76 years.
John was born April 8, 1938 in Taylor, Texas to John Lawrence and Adelia Emma Matilda Meyer Raven.
In earlier years, John was a Cement Mason, Author,
Chili and BBQ Judge, and Daredevil.
"McFad's" ashes were scattered at the Hal John & Judy Wimberly Memorial fire pit in Luckenbach on Saturday, February 14th during the Hug In. He would have loved it.
April 8, 1938 - January 16, 2015
October 31, 1931 - January 15, 2014
Owner of Ronnies One Oak Bar that was originally opened as a BBQ Joint ,, cod Health Complications ,, From Austin, but Long Time Resident of Bastrop ,, He was Very Proud to have Served the United States Marine Corp ,,, after his service ,Ronnie worked as a delivery man for Bruces Pies ,, There will be a Celebration of His Life Saturday 1/18/14 at Ronnies One Oak, with BBQ being served around 4pm, there will be a Memorial Service at a later date ...
April 17, 1937 - November 1, 2013
The BBQ and CHILI World has lost another Human Treasure with the death of Jerry Fugate on Friday, Nov. 1 ( the BBQ and B.E.AN. day "Behind The Store" ).....
Jerry helped enormously with the BBQ Cookoff named for his long time close friend, Col. Bob Roberts, held each Friday at Terlingua since 1988. Jerry started the tradition of giving the beloved "Boot Trophies" out to the top Ten BBQ winners at that event, and paid for them out of his own pocket each year until Cancer put an end to his participation out there a few years ago.....
In the late 70's, he and Col. BOB Roberts founded the Taylor International BBQ Cookoff, which back then was probably the largest BBQ event in the country. They had a limit of 100 cooks, and it filled up quickly each year, having to turn away many cooks due to lack of space in the Park in Taylor, TX.
He began going to Terlingua with Col. Bob, Eddie Langford,and Myself after "The Split" in 1983. Jerry pitched in and started helping Sue Murphy and Col. Bob after they got the BBQ event started back in 1988. He also helped me with the B.E.AN. event out there, and later on the P.E.A. Cookoff, too.....
Along with Terlingua, thru the 80's, 90's, and early 00's, I traveled with Jerry to cookoffs in Dallas and Temple, in Corpus and San Antonio, in Corsicana and Lake Travis, in Maxdale , and to the Houston Rodeo BBQ event many times to promote the Taylor Cookoff...
Jerry was a true Texas Gentleman to his core.
His integrity was of the highest caliber, and those of us who claimed him as a really good friend realize it was a Blessing to have known him.
He joined all of our other Chili and BBQ heroes now up in "Cookoff Heaven".....
And I know he and Col. Bob are having a good ole' "Cold Beer" right about now...
Rest In Peace, my friend, and "Viva Terlingua" .....
April 17, 1937 - November 1, 2013
Jerry was a resident of Lake Jackson, Texas at the time of his passing. He was preceded in death by his wife June.
A Memorial Visitation will be held at Providence Funeral Home at 807 Carlos G. Parker Blvd. in Taylor, TX on Saturday, November 23 from 4-6 pm.
Those wishing to make a memorial gift or in lieu of flowers may do so by donating to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
9/6/37 - 7/22/13 (76)
She started cooking in October 1979, and by constantly fine-tuning her recipe over the years, she ultimately took 1st Place at the 2000 Tolbert Luckenbach Texas Ladies Championship with her pot of red called 'Burnt Orange' in honor of her great love of anything University of Texas and especially her beloved Longhorn football team. Such an avid supporter she even sported the tiniest tattoo of the UT mascot 'Bevo,' she kept under wraps so to speak.
At the 2009 Texas Men's State cookoff Nina participated in the Tacky Tropical Drink contest. This contest was somewhat unusual because turning in the judging cup also required a formal presentation - generally a funny skit of some kind. Nina read the play by play of a UT game. It was completely in tune with who she was.
Nina was well Known for her dogs too, including (Spa) Getti and Meatball, and who could forget her Puff, "the female from HELL"?
Tommy & Nina celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary last January 26th.
Robert Corley, resident of Corsicana, passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the age of 61. He was born on Monday, January 21, 1952 in Greenville, Texas to W. L. Corley and Jean Gregory Corley. He married Doris Adams on July 19, 1980 in Denton, Texas. Robert retired from Education after 37 years as a teacher and counselor in Palastine, Terrell, Corsicana, and Hubbard. He was the director of the Association of Texas Professional Educators. He was a member of the Central Texas Tolbert Chili Group serving as Tally Master, and was an avid golfer.
He is preceded in death by his parents W. L. Corley and Jean Corley Owen. Survivors include his wife of 32 plus years Doris Adams Corley. Daughters Cheryl Corley Phillips and husband Richard of Purdon and Melinda Corley Rothenbach and her husband Diego of Austin. Sister Susan Brown and her husband Eddie of Sherman and a brother Michael Corley and his wife Marcheita of Greenville and a number of neices, nephews, and other family members.
Visitation will be with the family Wednesday evening from 6 - 8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10am in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating. Graveside service will be at 2:30pm at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell, Texas.
Terlingua 2012, the Tally Master at work with his personal assistant and wife of 32 years, Doris.
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Scott Knight! At the moment I am at loss for words, but I do wish for is family the comfort of family and friends to help thru this very tough time. I am sure there are a life time of beautiful memories to help thru the next months. I am wishing them angels and prayers and I know God will be there with them.
Sincerely Patty and Chris Burns
Dec. 31, 1945 - Nov. 17, 2011
Jim passed away at his home in Canyon Lake, Texas after a year-long battle with cancer.
Jim was born on , in Oklahoma City.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Phyllis Ann (Landis) McKee; parents Eldon Russell and Clara Ruth (Gerhart-Dowell) McKee of Canyon Lake, Texas; two daughters, Tori McKee of Houston, Texas and Tish McKee Anderson of Pennsylvania; sisters Joy and Jim Williamson of Canyon Lake, Texas, and Sue Stacy of Tahlequah; stepchildren Wesley Robinson and Lisa McCurdy of Gun Barrel City, Texas; four grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren; niece Tiffiny Williamson; and nephews Ricky Williamson and Rusty Stacy.
Jim attended high school in Tahlequah, with the class of 1964. He attended the Claramore Military Academy. He worked the coal mines in Colorado and worked the family owned ranches in Oklahoma, Colorado, and old Mexico, but his heart followed in his dad’s footsteps, working and operating heavy equipment in the family-owned construction business.
Jim did everything from constructing ski slopes and building reservoirs in Colorado, to owning his own oil field maintenance company in Texas. When the “oil field boom” crashed, he and his wife moved to Canyon Lake, Texas, in 1991, and J.F.M. Septic Systems was born.
Jim was known to most of his friends as an avid barbecue and chili cook. He, along with his wife, competed in cook-offs all over Texas, winning many awards. His favorite was attending the yearly world championship chili and barbecue cook-off in Terlingua, Texas. They were known as the “Desperados,” and with the help of family and friends took the first-place world championship show team in 1990.
Jim was a loving husband, son, brother, father, uncle and friend. He cared about the community and his friends. He donated his time and cooking skills for benefits, weddings, anniversaries, the yearly Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Benefit, and to just a “good ol’ time.”
Jim will be missed not only by his family, but also by all his wonderful friends who have been through the good and bad times. They stood by him and when Jim decided it was time to go to “cowboy heaven,” those friends became one. Thank you.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, in Sattler, Texas. Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Burial will be held immediately following funeral services at Hill Country Memorial Gardens.
Following services, friends and family will be gathering at the VFW Post 8800 in Startzville for barbecue cooking and a “good ol’ time” in honor of Jim. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made in Jim’s name to the Central Texas Tolbert Chili Group, P.O. Box 17005, Austin, Texas, 78760.
September 3, 1939 - November 3, 2010
James S. (Jimmie)Doherty,71, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in Austin, Texas.
He was born in Austin,Texas on September 3,1939 to parents Rachel Virginia Goen and Fred D. Doherty. Jimmie is survived by his sister Janice Culp and his three sons, Perry Brooks Doherty, Jerry Lee Doherty and Christopher Austin Doherty, two grandchildren, Travis and Kelly Doherty and one great grandchild Max Brooks Doherty. He has one nephew Charles (Chuck)Mathews,his wife Terri, and one niece Betty Lynn Pennington, her husband Stacey and their children April, Rachel and Randy Pennington.
Jimmie grew up in South Austin, graduating from Travis High in 1957.
He founded the Foodservice business of Orange Brokerage. He was very involved in all chili cook-offs and went to the World Champion Chili Cook-off at Trlingua in Big Bend for the past 30 years. Jimmie lived life to the fullest and was very funny, always making everyone laugh and loved all his friends. He was a very sentimental and caring person and would help anyone in need. The best friend anyone could ask for.