WEST, Earl “Glen”

Age 74, passed away March 18, 2017. Service March 23, 10 a.m., Condra Funeral Home Chapel, Taylor, TX.

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2017

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CANADY, Charles

Charles Canady may have lost the battle against cancer but, he won the war on October 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm. He passed away in his room on his bed surrounded by his wife, children and friends. He was brought back home to his beloved Liberty Hill Thursday and passed with dignity surrounded by love and knowing he had made it home. He had fought his battles against renal cell carcinoma since May 29, 2012 and surprised the doctors so many times by overcoming so many of the challenges this cancer threw at him. He just wanted to stay with his family. He tried so hard to stay with us but, now there is no more pain, no more tumors, no more radiation, no more hospitals, no more tubes, no more struggles and no more disappointments. One of his last triumphs was to be here to meet his first granddaughter Hadlee Rae and he met that goal with so much pride.

Charles met his wife Kathy in 1992, a widow with 2 small children. They met through his father Joe Ed Canady and after an evening of sheep shearing he asked her out for a date. She couldn’t think of a place to go and so their first official date was at Burger King. Their second date was a movie and dinner at a Chinese restaurant. The fortune cookie told him he was going to make an important decision in the near future. They were married 5 months later on November 21, 1992. Charles accepted his readymade family and loved them as any proud parent would. He formally adopted Kristin and Brandon 1995. It was only a formality to him but it gave him peace of mind that they would always be his kids. Two more children, Blair and Paige were born to Charles and Kathy and he would often tease them when they would bicker with each other that he loved them all but he chose the first two and faith sent him the next two. Family was established for Charles by love not by birth.

Charles was a very generous man. He believed in helping people when they needed it and he believed in public service. Both he did to the best of his ability. Often he would send a customer off with a pay me later or when you can or a pay me for the next repair not this one. He was a true mechanic working in the business long before he graduated high school. He owned and began restoring his first car at the age of 13. He often could fix something before replacing it. He knew how cars and parts worked and he knew money was often hard to come by for some. He was always willing to tell someone how to fix something when they asked or tell them what was wrong. He didn’t charge for estimates or advice. Public service was very important to him and after Liberty Hill’s incorporation he served on the first city council. A role he fulfilled for 13 years. They were difficult years with lots of conflict and heartache as is unfortunately what often happens during the young years in the life of a city. He and his family endured these hardships because he believed they were for a greater goal. He spearheaded and worked on many projects that a city needs when they first start. He always believed however that it was a “WE” project and never needed it to be an “I” did it. Charles dream was that one day Liberty Hill would evolve from a bedroom community to a place that could offer jobs to future generations and permit them to stay in Liberty Hill to work and live.

The most important accomplishment however to Charles was his family. And for that he endured the pain of living with illnesses. Cancer was not his first brush with a major illness. He was electrocuted by two 220 leads to the back of his head in October of 2005. Surviving this devastating accident was a miracle in itself. He fought his way back and although he was never was pain free or overcame all the damage of this accident he still managed to continue his dreams and make new goals to meet. Cancer reared its ugly head in 2012 and he faced the challenge of his life. He met it head on and fought it fiercely. He fought it for his family and for his dreams for the future. He fought it for the things he planned on doing for them and with them in the future.

Charles was a very giving and forgiving man he could endure the heartaches sent his way and accepted the shortcomings of those that hurt him always with the hope that things would change. He was a loving man that was never afraid to share his love with family and friends. He never met a stranger. He never wanted to shut a door that couldn’t be reopened. Charles was an artist, stain glass builder, musician- playing many instruments proud to have been first chair in the trumpet after his sister Lisa graduated from Liberty Hill High School, the very best yeast roll maker, furniture restorer, wood worker, home renovator in our needy house, and the very best husband and father we could ask for or deserve. He was a man of humor and humility. Charles was a dreamer, a planner and a doer. He was still making plans for the future until Wednesday. He always thought he could beat this disease and this helped him too far out-survive its grasp. His heart never played out only his body could be defeated.

He was a man of faith and knew there would be a tomorrow even after he had to leave this earthly world. He is at peace in a better place with a body that can take him wherever he wants to go. Charles is preceded in death by his father, Joe Ed Canady, Sr. and his aunt and uncle, Robert and Marie Brooks.

Charles leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 22 years, Kathy Canady; his four children, Kristin Davis and her husband Jason, Brandon Taylor Canady and his wife Jessica, Blair Nicole Canady, and Rebecca Paige Canady; his mother, Nina Faye Canady; his brother, Joe Ed Canady, Jr. and his wife Jeanie; his sister, Lisa Laminack and her husband Randy; his favorite sister-in-law, Laurie Nix; grandchildren, Walker Davis and Hadlee Rae Davis; nieces, Lindsey Laminack and Katie Canady; great nephew, Colton Fisher; along with a host of friends.

The viewing will be held at 10am at the Liberty Hill Church of Christ at 1700 Loop 332 with the funeral service to be held at the at 11am. Interment will follow at the Liberty Hill Cemetery immediately following on Wednesday October 22. Cancer has taken all our reserves financially and in lieu of flowers we would like to ask that you make a donation to help with funeral expenses Union State Bank in Liberty Hill.

Personal words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family at our online guestbook at www.beckchapels.com.


WILLIAMS, JB, 84, retired carpenter, of Liberty Hill, formerly of Burnet, died Wednesday. Survived by wife Grace. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday, Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home, Georgetown. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Cook-Walden/Davis. Burial Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty Hill.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on March 8, 2013

WATWOOD, Jeanne Marie

WATWOOD, Jeanne Marie, 83, banker, of Phoenix, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty Hill. Arrangements by Beck, Cedar Park.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on February 12, 2013

TURNER, Jeff Lee

TURNER, Jeff Lee, 45, restaurant manager, of Austin died Friday. Visitation 10 a.m. and services 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Round Rock Stake, Racine Trail location. Burial Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty Hill. Arrangements by Beck, Round Rock.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on February 12, 2013

LEE, Alice Beth (Rodgers)

Alice Beth Rodgers Lee age 88 of Georgetown, Texas passed away peacefully on January 20, 2013. S

he worshiped our Lord, living a Christian life full of love, humility, compassion and thoughtfulness. Alice Beth was the daughter of DeWitt and Georgia (Adams) Roberts of Liberty Hill, Texas. She graduated from Liberty Hill High School and Nixon Clay Business College in Austin, Texas. She worked at the Health Department until her marriage on June 24, 1944 to Cleo K. Rodgers of Pidcoke, Texas. She has a beloved son, Mark Edward Rodgers born on June 12, 1945 and a daughter, Lisa Gay Rodgers born on November 14, 1955. Lisa was a great blessing to her family dying young at the age of seventeen. Cleo died one year later in 1974. After fourteen years as a widow, she married her best friend, Harland R. (Bud) Lee on February 7, 1988. They shared many wonderful times filled with much love and laughter. She was a lifetime member of Union Hall Baptist Church in Liberty Hill, having joined at the age of 13, July 18, 1937. Alice Beth sang in the choir and taught children in Sunday school. Attending as long as she was able, being the oldest living member at the time of her death. Besides being an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Alice Beth worked at the Georgetown Commission Company (close to 30 years) and Mar Jon Candle Factory in Georgetown. She and Cleo also ran the Hillvue Dairy for many years. She loved her life as a dairy farmer’s wife, and took great pleasure in being a homemaker and loved to always be there for her family and keeping her granddaughters. Her favorite place to be other than with family, friends or shopping was cooking in her kitchen. For all who knew her, knew how amazing her cooking was and that she was right at home in her kitchen. She loved to cook!! She loved her family and friends with all of her heart. These were most important to her. She was a member of the Riverside Home Extension club for many years, enjoying all of the new recipes and winning ribbons on her food that she entered in the contest every year.

Preceded in death were her parents, her husband Cleo, daughter Lisa Gay, one brother and two sisters (who died at infancy) and her husband Harland (Bud) Lee Jr. Alice Beth leaves behind to cherish her memory her son, Eddie Rodgers and wife Patty; granddaughters, ReGina Lyn Rodgers, Rissa Lee Person, husband Stacy all of Florence, Texas, Sharla Beth Williams, husband Mike of El Paso, Texas; great grandchildren, Lyndzey Lee Person, Tyler Wayne Crawford, Leah Williams, Peyton Lee Person, Chandler Beth Crawford, Abigail, Thomas and Mia Williams. Also surviving Alice Beth are a devoted daughter, Renee Clayman, husband Larry; other extended family, Pam Jennings, Jessica, Karl, Kody and Savannah Tolmie, Jeri and Cooper Jennings all of Georgetown, Texas.

Alice’s family grew over the years and she always loved her family, she includes Bud’s daughter, Barbara Supak, husband Adolph; and their son, Scott Supak, wife, Amy of Georgetown, Texas; and their daughter, Chrissy Miller, husband Tim of Cleburne, Texas; along with Barbara’s grandchildren, Hallie and Grant Supak of Georgetown and Samantha and Zachary Miller of Cleburne; her Ohio family, daughter, Gail Waters, husband Robert; their son, Robert Chet, wife Val, their daughter, Lisa Beth, husband Brian and Gail’s grandchildren; Madelynn, Leighton, Grant, Easton and Trace; and daughter, Nancy Kattine; she grandmothered many children including, Mette Blockhan, husband Matt, their children Kayla and Logan of Saginaw, TX and Hud Adams, wife Kathy, and son Mason of Whitney, TX.; along with many other loving family members and friends and not to forget her special loving very fat spoiled cat, Callie.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown. A service celebrating her faith and her life will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:00AM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Hickman officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty Hill, Texas. Honoring her as pallbearers will be, Tyler Crawford, Peyton Person, Stacy Person, Hud Adams, Mike Jennings, Larry Clayman, Bill Hughes, David Crider and Scott Supak. Honorary Pallbearers by her request are, Harold Mickan, Earl Coulson, Ricky Coulson, Bud Walters, IV Glosson, Keith Hamilton and Bill Lackey. For those wishing to make donations, family requests they be sent to Union Hall Baptist Church in Liberty Hill.

Personal words of comfort may be sent to the Rodgers/Lee family online at www.gabrielsfuneral.com.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on January 22, 2013

WALLIS, James William

The Sunday Sun
November 2, 2003

James William Wallis

James William Wallis, 81, died Tuesday, October 28, 2003 in Georgetown.

He was born November 18, 1921 in Utopia, Texas to parents Virgil and Edith Wallis. He married Goldena Herring in 1944.

After serving in the armed forces in World War II, he worked as an auto mechanic and also became a minister. He pastored three churches in Freer and Victoria and also in Macon Missouri. James gained much joy from serving and helping others. As a Christian, his relationship with the Lord was primary in his life and motivated all that he did.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Edith Wallis; a sister, Rith Smith; and four brothers, Virgil Jr. “Snooks,” Jack, Jon and Waylan Wallis.

He is survived by his wife, Goldena Wallis of Georgetown; one granddaughter, Valeria Skinner and her husband Jim of Austin; one grandson, Brian Ender of Pflugerville. He is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Wise of Granbury, Texas and Virginia Brown of Pearsall, Texas; and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill with his son-in-law, Pastor Jack Ender, officiating.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.cook-walden.com.