ELDORADO — Richard R. Adame, 58, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at his residence. Service was Friday, November 26, 2010, at First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Eldorado Cemetery. Arrangements were by Kerbow Funeral Home.

Ricardo was born in Eldorado, Texas on February 26, 1952, to Jesus and Maria De Jesus Adame. He married his loving wife Yolanda on August 12, 1969. They settled in Eldorado where they raised their six children.

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San Angelo — Leslie Bassinger, 90, passed away on the morning of November 29th at Royal Estates retirement home in San Angelo.  He was born February 9th, 1920, the son of Frank and Grace Bassinger.  Leslie was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years,  Modenia Elliott Bassinger, two sisters, Gladys Geiger and Lois Bassinger, and one brother, E.O Bassinger.

Mr. Bassinger graduated from Westbrook High School in 1938 and served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eldorado where he served as a deacon for many years.  He spent 35 years as a dedicated employee of Chevron Oil.

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ELDORADO — Lennie Eugene "Gene" McCalla passed away on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, to receive his heavenly reward.

He was 91 on May 30, 2010. He was born to G.A. and Lizzie McCalla in Corinth, Miss., in the year 1919. They moved to Santo, Texas, in a covered wagon when he was a young boy.
He grew up with a sister, Sallie, and two brothers, Herbert and George. Gene attended Santo High School where he met the love of his life, Vernell Wheeler, and were married 69 years.

To provide for his family he worked for the Eldorado Woolen Mills for 25 years. There he made Army blankets. Gene served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines from 1942 to 1946. Gene and Vernell then operated McCallas Department Store till 1984.

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Betty Lynn Autrey SmithBetty Lynn Autrey Smith, 78 (Granny Betty)of Eldorado Texas, passed away in her home Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, surrounded by her children who loved her very much.

She was born July 1, 1932 in Ballinger, Texas to E. Cleburne and Verna Lee Autrey. She graduated from San Angelo High School, class of 1950. She was raised in San Angelo and lived the majority of her life in the San Angelo area.  She called Eldorado, Texas home since 1995.

She loved her children, computer, old romance novels, crossword puzzles, gardening and fishing. She was very proud of her 14 years of work at the Schleicher County Senior Center and the Concho Valley RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program). She received several Presidents’ call to Service award pins and certificates of recognition for being a vital force in the future of the community and the nation through understanding and compassionate service.

Betty was a very special person who had a wonderful sense of humor. Her wisdom and wit will carry on through her children who loved her very much. She was absolutely one of a kind and will be missed by everyone that knew her!

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