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DOB August 26, 1936
DOD October 12, 2014
Charles Schraeder, 78, of Robinson, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 16, at Grace Gardens  Funeral Home with Bro. Morgan Woodard from First Baptist Church of Golinda offi ciating. Masonic graveside rites under the auspices of Baylor Masonic Lodge followed at Harris  Creek Cemetery. Charles Schraeder was born in Coryell City to Ed and Lillie (Sless) Schraeder. He was a graduate of Oglesby ISD. He married Anabell Renfro Schraeder on November 30, 1956. He served in the National Guard. Charles worked 53 years in the swimming pool industry and was the previous owner of Lake Air Pool Supply from 1981-2006. Charles was an avid deer hunter. He was a member of the Golinda Baptist Church, 32nd Degree Mason - Member Baylor Lodge, The Kareem Shrine Horse Patrol and past offi cer, Central Texas Horse Show Association since 1963 and a past president, life-time member of the Robinson Saddle Club and a past president and served on the HOT Rodeo Committee for a number of years. He also served as a HOT Mutton Busting volunteer for 17 years. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Lillie Schraeder. Charles is survived by his wife, Anabell Renfro Schraeder; his daughter, Charlotte Jordan and her husband, David Jordan; grandchildren, Cody Jordan and Katlyn Black, Ryan Jordan and wife Katie Jordan; great-grandchildren, Emmy McGlothlin, Caden Jordan, Cameron Jordan, Kassidi Black and Emery Black; brother, Billy Carl Schraeder and wife Sue; sisters, Alice Witt and Harold Barrington, Jean Kerley and husband Everett, Ruth Penton and husband Gene, and Bobbie Vincent and husband David. Pallbearers were Cody Johnson, Scott Herring, Kyle Isbell, Justin Isbell, Bradley Isbell, Ryan Nix and Shawn Brodine. Honorary pallbearers was the Kareem Shrine Horse Patrol. The family would like to thank the Bluebonnet Home Health Care and the Hospice Team for all their assistance and care. Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Golinda, 7140 Golinda Drive, Lorena, TX 76655 or Galveston Shriners Children Hospital, 815 Market St., Galveston, TX 77550.

July 3, 1943 ~ October 12, 2014 

Dr. R.W. (Dickey) Moreland, age 71, of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Temple. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Ater Cemetery. Dr. Moreland was born on July 3, 1943, in Gatesville, to the late Otha and Lila Barbee Moreland. He attended grade school in Levita and graduated from Gatesville High School in 1961. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics with honors from Sam Houston State University in 1964, Masters of Science in Physics from Texas A&M in 1966, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science, with honors from Texas A&M in 1972, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in Veterinary Medicine, Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M in 1973. In 1974, he served his internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State University. Later in 1974, he opened and started his veterinary practice in Ft. Gates and then later moved it to Ater, where he practiced as a local veterinarian for 40 years. Prior to establishing his veterinary practice, he was an engineer for Schlumberger Well Services and a research scientist for Texas Nuclear. He married Rose Mary Baize on January 21, 1967. He was president of the Ater Cemetery Association for many years. He loved reading, his kids and grandkids, his cows and a wild hog that he raised, named “Pig” and his dog, named “Dog.” He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gatesville. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rose Mary Moreland; daughter, Kristie Pearce; son, Colby Moreland and wife, Krista; and four grandchildren, Kristopher Pearce, Garrett Pearce, McKenzie Moreland and Kallyn Moreland. Memorials may be made to the Ater Cemetery Association, C/O Carmon Alexander, 605 CR 195, Jonesboro, TX 76538.

Rudolph John Schultz, 84, a resident of Miami, Oklahoma, passed away at Windridge Care and Rehab on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Mr. Schultz was born on May 4, 1930, in Luxor, Pennsylvania, to Rudolph Hans and Evelyn Ruth (Thomas) Schultz. Mr. Schultz was a proud member of the VUMS (Veterans of Underage Military  Service), having joined the Navy at the age of fifteen. He later served in the United States Army, serving tours of duty in Korea, Vietnam, and Germany, in addition to many stateside postings. He retired in 1968 at Ft. Hood, Texas, after twenty years of service. Rudolph then went on to work as a civil service employee for fi fteen years before he retired and became an avid golfer. Mr. Schultz was very proud of his military service and keeping in touch with his comrades was very important to him. He regularly attended reunions of the different military units he served with. Rudolph was preceded in passing by his parents, Rudolph and Evelyn; his second wife, Gladys Faye Schultz; and two children, Donald Tom (Sonny) Schultz and Tina Lynn Schultz. Survivors include his first wife, Lillian Schultz of Gatesville, Texas; his children, Ronnie (Bubba) Schultz of Gatesville, Texas, Sherry Perkins of St. Petersburg, Florida, Gina Nini and her husband Randy of Gatesville, Texas, Rudy Schultz and his wife Ronda of Miami, Oklahoma, Lillian Renner and her husband David of McAllen, Texas, Crystal Williams and her husband Mike of Houston, Texas and Evelyn Watts of Richmond, Texas. Survivors also include twenty-one grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A memorial service will be held in Gatesville, Texas, on Sunday, November 2, 2014, followed by interment at Texas Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas. Please check the funeral home’s website for details at In lieu of fl owers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the charity of your choice. Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Mr. Schultz’s tribute page at