Fannie Elizabeth (Sellman) Wade passed away peacefully on February 14th, 2011 in Junction, Tx., where she had been residing after a recent stay in the hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sonora. Burial will follow in Sonora Cemetery.
Fannie was born on the 11th day of December, 1924 in McCulloch Co., Tx. near the town of Brady, to John Thomas (Johnny) Sellman and Myrtle Dulcina (Burk) Sellman. The Sellman family moved to Sutton Co., Tx. in 1930, where Johnny and Myrtle estabilished ranching operations. Fannie spent the rest of her life as a resident of Sutton County. A major accomplishment in the life of Fannie was her being named the valedictorian of the Sonora High School class of 1942. She later attended business school in San Angelo, Tx. Fannie married Bill Wade of Eldorado, Tx. on September 18, 1946.
Eldorado - Tom Wesley Enochs was born in Eldorado, Texas on April 10, 1927 to Jeff and Myrtle Enochs as the youngest of their eight children. He died February 9, 2011 in Eldorado, Texas at the age of 83.
Funeral Service will be held at the Eldorado Cemetery Chapel in Eldorado, Texas at 2:00 PM Saturday February 12, 2011. Arrangements are by Kerbow Funeral Home.
Tom grew up in Schleicher County, Texas and graduated Eldorado High School in 1945. He was inducted into the army July 26, 1945 and served a tour of duty in Korea with the 54th Transportation Corps as a Tec 5 at the close of World War II. After his honorable discharge January 20, 1947, Tom returned to Eldorado where he and his brother Holvey entered into the business of chemical eradication of cactus, mesquite and bitterweed. Some of their formulations were used for many years in the county controlling these plants.
Eldorado - Lula Mae Joiner passed on to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Eldorado. The funeral service will be on February 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado, and burial will follow in the Eldorado Cemetery. Pastor Andy Anderson will officiate the services.
Lula Mae was born on November 1, 1922 to the late Thomas Franklin and Ruth (Parks) Green at the family home in the Bailey Ranch community of Eldorado. She was the fifth of seven children born into this loving family, but she held the special privilege of being the only daughter. She graduated from Eldorado High School in 1940. A college scholarship was declined, and she chose to stay on the farm and help her mother. This was especially helpful since her father passed away in 1930, and her four older brothers were serving our country during the war. She also enjoyed working at the Ratliff store during this time. June 10th, 1953, she married Wallace Joiner, her “dream come true”. They were blessed with their own loving family and continued the tradition of life on the farm. She was a true helpmate and servant as she partnered with Wallace in love, family life, working the land, and then ultimately as his courageous and faithful caregiver during a twenty seven year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Her faith, determination and positive outlook continue to be example to all who knew her.
Frances Robinson Tracy, age 85, passed away in Magnolia, Texas, on January 16, 2011, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Eldorado, Texas and was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Payne (Corinne) Robinson. After graduating from Our Lady of the Lake University, she taught school in Eldorado until she married Charles Alvin (Budd) Tracy. They made their home in McAllen, Texas, until 1986, when they moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Alvin Tracy; son, Ernest Howard Tracy; and brother, T. P. Robinson. In 2008, she moved back to Texas to be with her family.