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4/25/1948 - 12-9-2014
Gerald Ray (Farmer) Solberg, 66, of Gatesville, passed away December 9, 2014, in a Temple hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014, at The Boots -N- Saddle Cowboy Church, 8727 W. Hwy. 84 in Gatesville with Jess McCabe offi ciating. Memorials may be made to The Cowboy Church in Gatesville or Friends of the Junior Livestock Show Boosters, c/o Kevin Lilley, 1400 Woodcock, Robinson, Texas 76706. Memorial services have been entrusted to the care of OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque, Waco, Texas.

March 14, 1927 - December 12, 2014
Lenora Dene Smith, age 87, of Gatesville, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014, in Gatesville. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Crosby officiating. Burial followed at the Pearl Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born on March 14, 1927, in Pearl, Texas, to the late William Pickens and 
Lenora Vaughan Freeman. She was the youngest of 11 children. She married Frank “Shorty” Smith, and they resided in Coryell County all of their married lives. She was the secretary at
First Baptist Church for 14 years, and later worked for TDCJ as a orrectional offi cer at the Mountain View Unit, retiring in 1992. She was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991; a daughterin- law, Debbie Smith in 2013; and her 10 older siblings. She is survived by her two sons, Clyde Smith and Gaines Smith; seven grandchildren, Tammy Jones, Cody Smith, Shanah Sams, Casey Pruitt, Justin Smith, Janelle Burkett and Jennifer King; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1506 W. Main, Gatesville, TX 76528.