Eldorado — Frances Thompson Peters passed away June 24, 2012 in Sanford, North Carolina in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Neal Heflin.

Frances was born March 7, 1925 in San Angelo, Texas to Luke and Frances Thompson.

She  spent almost 84 years of her life in Eldorado. After graduating as salutatorian from Eldorado High School, she worked in various positions in the community, including secretary at the High School, and then spent thirty-three years at the First National Bank, retiring in 1991.

During World War II she met the love of her life, Elmer (Pete) Peters. They married on January 12, 1946 and were married for fifty-seven years. In addition to their daughter, Kay, they also had one son, Ken.

Frances was an active member of the First Methodist Church and served her church as treasurer for many years. Her other community activities included membership in the hospital auxiliary and serving on the Board of Directors for The Way Off Broadway Players.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, her son, her parents and her brother, Luke (Bubba) Thompson Jr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, her special daughter-in-law, Lesa Ritter and husband Duane, granddaughter, Whitney Heflin

Moss and husband Marcus; grandsons Scott Heflin, Dustin Peters and wife Crystal, Ross Peters and wife Ginger. She was the very proud great grandmother of Parker and Jackson Moss and Mia Tercero and Breyson Peters. She also leaves behind four nieces and a nephew, as well as a myriad of friends in the home town she loved so dearly.

Frances was a devoted and faithful servant to her God and to her family and friends.

She was happiest when in the role of doing something for others.

Visitation with the family will be at Kerbow Funeral Home on Friday between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Eldorado at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a graveside service.

Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church of Eldorado or charity of your choice.

ELDORADO — Luis Manuel “Popote” Torres Jr. passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 in San Angelo, Tx.

Services were Saturday June 16, 2012 at ll:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with burial in Eldorado Cemetary.

Arrangements were by Kerbow Funeral Home.

Survivors include his father, Luis Manuel Torres Sr. of Ozona; mother Maria Torres of Eldorado; son David Anthony Torres of Sonora; daughters Tina Torres and Savannah Torres of Eldorado; sisters Rosemarie Torres and Sandra Pina of Eldorado; nieces Okshana and Annika Hernandez and Nautika Pina, and nephew Treyton Pina all of Eldorado.

Pallbearers were Hugo Hernandez, Ramiro Perez,  Jose Vasquez, Israel Uribe, Santos Trevino and Antonio Contreras.

SONORA — Sherrill Wayne Dannheim,73, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home in Crockett, Texas.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on  Monday, June 4, 2012, in Kerbow Funeral Home Chapel.

Sherrill was born in Schleicher County on April 12, 1939 to Emil H. Dannheim and Etta Ruth (McDonald) Dannheim. He was the third of three children born to that union.

He was married to Nancy Jane Reed on May 25, 1963 in Sonora.

Sherrill went to public school in the Bailey Ranch Community. He graduated from Eldorado High School, and attended San Angelo Junior College.

He served in the United States Army.

After he and Nancy married, they lived in Austin then they moved back to West Texas and he worked for Southwest Electric Co-op in Eldorado for several years.

When Nancy’s father, Frank Reed died, Sherrill, Nancy, and their only son, Chayse, moved to the Reed Ranch 12 miles south of Sonora where they raised black Brangus cattle and angora goats. They also had ranches in Schleicher County and Crockett, Tx.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nancy, and his brother Rusty. He is survived by his son Chayse Wayne Dannheim, his grandchildren Maegan and Cody, his sister Wanda Peterson of San Angelo, his sister-in-law Vonnie Dannheim of Eldorado, and nieces and nephews, and by his devoted companion, Mary Eskina.

Bernell Mae Faull O’Connor went home to be with her Lord on May 23, 2012.

Bernell was born July 3rd, 1927 in Eldorado, Texas. Bernell was preceded in death by her husband Daniel O’Connor, brothers Wilbert, Howard and Arthur Faull, and a sister Margaret McGrath.

Bernell leaves behind 5 sons; Daniel, Dennis, Michael, Patrick, and Shawn O’Connor, and 2 daughters; Eileen Day and Catherine Brock as well as 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Bernell moved to Washington, DC in 1944 where she met and married Daniel O’Connor on May 3rd, 1945. While living in Washington she worked in the munitions factory during WW II. In 1947 she moved to Brandywine, Maryland, where her first four children were born.  In 1956 she and the family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1959 Bernell and family moved to California where she lived until 1970.

In 1970 Bernell and last three of her children returned to her home state and Corpus Christi, Texas were they lived for two years.  After that it was off to Austin, Texas. Finally, in 1979, after all the children had graduated from High School, she returned to her home town, Eldorado, Texas where she spent most of her remaining years in the house her father and brother built in 1948.

While living in Eldorado, Bernell was very active in her community and church. She delivered meals, volunteered at the school, and Nursing Home, and was known for her Coconut Cream Pies and Easter Eggs.

Bernell was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to First Baptist Church of Eldorado, Texas Baptist Men Retiree Builders, Alzheimer’s Research or your favorite children’s Charity.