Funeral/Death Notices

Mary E. Groves, 92 of Lampasas, TX died Tuesday February 12, 2019 at Silver Creek Assisted Living.

She was born Nov. 7, 1926 in Coryell County, TX to parents John Edwards and Jenny (Jackson) Edwards. Mary graduated from Gatesville High and Jackson Business College. She later married William A. (Billy) Groves in 1942. Mary was a hard working Mother and a rancher on the family ranch that recorded the Z bar brand in 1876, a brand that is still currently used by the family. She was a member of Adamsville Baptist Church. Mary loved to waltz.

She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Groves McMillan and Shirley Stringer; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy and her son Grady.

A funeral service will be Saturday Feb. 16th, at 3pm at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Groves Z bar Cemetery.  

Robert Dwight Blake, 64 of Lampasas, Texas died February 6, 2019 at Advent Central Texas in Killeen.

 He was born December 21, 1954 in Burnet, Texas to parents Cecil E. Blake and Mary (Carrigan) Blake. He was a painter. Robert had lived in Iowa for several years and moved back to Lampasas about 15 years ago.
He is survived by his wife,  Barbara Blake of Lampasas; Son, Robert Blake Jr.; Daughter, Tabitha Erickson; Brother, David Blake; 2 grandchildren, Angela and Heather.                                                                                                   He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Blake.      Robert’s body will be cremated and no ceremony is planned at this time.
Sneed Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.