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D4 Austin American-Statesman Monday, January 9, 1995 This section is recyclable Deaths and funerals Clifford Warner Aleshire Clifford Warner Aleshire, age 76, of Buchanan Dam, Texas, died on January 2, 1995. Mr. Aleshire was born on June 19, 1918, in Springfield, Ohio. He was retired from the US Army and a member of the Valley Lodge 175, York Rite 453, Council 368, OES 425, and Ben Hur Shrine. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 5, 1995, at the Edgar Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Rust officiating, with entombment in the Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio. Survivors include his wife, Joy Aleshire of Buchanan Dam; three sons, Judge William Vance Aleshire of Austin, Thomas Warner Aleshire of Round Rock, and James Clifford Aleshire of Longview, Texas; two sisters, Norma Horton and Mary Lou Cody, both of Hemet, California; four grandsons and four granddaughters. Arrangements by Edgar Funeral Home. Burnet Texas. 512-756-4444. Ruby Opal Evans Ruby Opal Evans, 85, of Austin died Saturday, January 7, 1995, at a nursing center in Austin. A homemaker, she had lived at Beaukiss for 30 years and was a member of the Baptist church. Her husband, J.E. Evans, preceded her in death in 1982. Survivors include daughters, Marjorie Louise Goebel of Austin and Donna Jo Thompson of McDade; son, Billy Chet Evans of Houston; brother, Dan Richardson of Seminole, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren; and 17 greatgrandchildren. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 10, 1995, at 1:00 PM at Taylor City Cemetery, with Reverend Geary McManus officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Michael, Eddie and Jerry Goebel, Bobby Garcia and Ken Rouse. Arrangements by Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, 512-352-3636. Jamie Cooke Jones Jamie Cooke Jones, age 69, of Lock-hart died Saturday, January 7, 1995. She was born Octrober 9, 1925, in Friars Point, Mississippi, to the Reverend Jesse and Mary Moreland Cooke. She was the fifth of six children. On November 8, 1947, she was united in marriage by her father, to Robert LeRoy Jones. The ceremony was performed in First Lockhart Baptist Church. Jamie and her husband spent most of their married life in Refugio and Houston, Texas, returning to Lockhart at the end of 1981, upon their retirement. Preceding her in death were her husband, both parents, one brother, William Wayne Cooke, one sister, Gwynne Cooke Wilson. Survivors include her son, Robert Jones, Jr. and wife, Carol; her granddaughter, Emily Jones, all of Chester, New Jersey; brother, Paul Cooke and wife, Margaret, of Garrison, Texas; sisters, Levonia Swaffar of Lockhart, Lois Reich of New Llano, Louisiana; brother-in-law, Newton (Doc) Wilson and wife, Barbara of Lockhart; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Davis and husband, Homer, of Spring, Texas, and Ruth Ellen Reed and husband, Orland, of Corpus Christi, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Monday at First Lockhart Baptist Church in Lockhart, with Reverend Gary Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Lockhart City Cemetery. Arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. I I i , V X 4. , Ruby Jordan Ruby Jordan, age 57, of Onion Creek, Texas, passed away Friday, January 6, 1995. Mrs. Jordan was employed by the Federal Government for over 25 years. Survivors include husband, Donald Jordan of Onion Creek; daughters, Eva Jordan, Tina Johnson and husband, Bill, all of Austin, Barbara Hartwick of Pflugerville, Texas; sisters, Marie Dickerson of Weatherford, Texas, and Naomi Mencer of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Patrick Hartwick, Heather Shope and Chrissy Hartwick. The family will receive visitors from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, tonight at Wilke-Amey-Clay Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday at Onion Creek Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America. Services are under the direction of Wilke-Amey-Clay Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress. 442-1446. Elizabeth A. Joseph Elizabeth A. Joseph, a lifelong member of St. Mary's Cathedral, died Sunday, January 8, 1995. She owned and operated the Elizabeth Joseph School of Dancing at the Women's Federated Building, at 24th and San Gabriel. Also, she ran schools in Taylor and Marble Falls. Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 1995, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Tuesday at St. Mary's Cathedral, with Monsignor Edward Matocha and The Reverend Harold Zink as the Celebrants. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Joseph, Paul Joseph, Cater Joseph, Howard Joseph, Harvey Fadal, Roger Joseph, Joe L. Joseph and Sammie Joseph, Jr. Survivors include her sisters, Margaret Joseph of Austin, Mrs. Mary McKinney of Austin, and Mrs. Edward G. Kadane of Wichita Falls; also, many nieces and nephews in Wichita Falls and Lubbock, Texas, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Washington, D.C. and Wheeling, West Virginia. Eternal Rest given unto her, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon her; may her soul and all the souls of the Faithful Departed, Rest in Peace. Arrangements by Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar. James A. Matson James A. Matson, 65, of Austin died Sunday, January 8, 1995. Mr. Matson is survived by his wife, Kim Matson, of Austin; son, James Matson, of Sugar Land, Texas; stepchildren, Judy Norton of New Jersey, Dianne Norton of Florida, Thomas Norton and Janet Moody, both of Maryland; grandchildren, James Alexander Matson and Joshua Mattlage, both of Sugar Land, and Ace Moody of Maryland. Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 1995, at Cook-WaldenForest Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 12:00 PM, Tuesday, in the Cook-WaldenForest Oaks Chapel. Interment will follow in- the Cook-WaldenForest Oaks Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Austin, 1000 Westbank Drive, 6B-201, Austin, Texas 78746. Arrangements by Cook-WaldenForest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive. 892-1172. Barney W. McCarty Barney W. McCarty, age 91, of Austin died Friday. He was born near Lockhart, Texas, on May 22, 1903, to William Henry and Sophie McCarty. He graduated from Lockhart High School in 1922. He received a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin where he was Phi Delta Kappa, a member of the Acacia Fraternity, President of the Sutton Teachers Club and on the Honor Council for the School of Education. In 1936 he became the principal of Govalle Elementary School in Austin and remained there until his retire ment in 1972. He held membership in the Local, State and National Professional Organizations. Since 1935 he served as a Scout Leader, Deacon, and Usher in the First Baptist Church. He served for many years as Chairman of the Eoys and Girls Committee of the Kiwanis Club. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Bernice McCarty; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Joe Wilson of San Antonio; daughter-in-law, Kay McCarty of Rockville, Maryland; granddaughters, Laura Wilson Howson of Clifton, New Jersey, and Sue Ann McCarty of Rockville, Maryland; grandsons, Ronald Wilson of Mobile, Alabama, and Jay Wilson of Austin; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Carlos McCarty of Austin. He was preceded in death by his son, Clark Stanley McCarty. Services will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday at the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel with Reverend Glen McCollum officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Hill Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, First Baptist Church of Austin or a favorite charity. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar, 452-8811. f 1 J Daniel M. McRae Daniel M. McRae, III, age 68, a lifelong resident of Austin, died Saturday, January 7, 1995, following a brief illness. He was a 1944 graduate of Austin High School, attended the University of Texas, served in the U.S. Marines and retired after 34 years of service with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Mr. McRae was the co-owner of Westlake Beach. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother of; wife of 44 years, Sadie Marie McRae of Austin; daughters, Kelly Cox and husband, Randy of Ft. Worth, and Shelly Taylor and husband, Mitch of Austin; grandchildren, Pierce and Bryce Cox, and Michelle and Raleigh Taylor; sisters, Dorothy Depwe, and Eva Wheeler, both of Austin; and brother, Howard L McRae of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 1995, at Harrell Funeral Home with Reverend Gordon Bergstrom officiating and Chaplain Pat Kelly, nephew, assisting. Burial at Forest Oaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mitch Taylor, Randy Cox, David Depwe, Robert Depwe, Brad McRae, Dr. Barth Milli-gan and Lane McRae. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Southwestern Bell and Bob Hundley and Jim Becklund. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kinney Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund of Creedmoor OES 607 Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home, Austin, Texas, 443-1366. Dwayne Meckler In Memory of Dwayne Meckler Dwayne Meckler, age 48, of Austin died Friday, January 6, 1995. Dwayne is survived by his loving wife, Renate Meckler; sons, Anthony Ferdinando and wife, Velma, of Austin, Dennis Meckler and wife, Carta, of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Erich, Zeth and Adrianne; mother, Anna Mae Meckler; brother, Gerald and Phyllis Meckler; and sister, Jacqueline and Tony Zupo of California. Dwayne served as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force for 20 years serving in Europe, Southeast Asia and Continental United States. Dwayne flew 600 combat hours and 250 missions in the 0-2A and OV-10 aircraft. As a pilot Dwayne served as an Aircraft Commander, instructor pilot and Functional check Pilot and Flight Commander in a T-37B, T-38's. Dwayne also served as Assistant Operations Officer, Chief Functional Check Pilot, Chief of Safety Officer and Life Support Officer. Dwayne ended his career as an Aircraft Commander and Instructor Pilot at Bergstrom A.F.B. flying RF 4's. Dwayne had been employed with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission for the State of Texas Air Control Board and was Air Program Manager for the Austin Area. He will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched. As we stand at your gravesite sweet memories of you fill our hearts. Our eyes filled with tears of missing you. Family visitation will be Monday, 6:00 till 8:00 PM at Harrell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, January 10, 1995, at Harrell Funeral Home with Chaplain Pat Kelly, officiating. Following the funeral services, Dwayne will be placed for his final rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, with full military honors. Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home in Austin, 443-1366. Elizabeth Anderson Parker Elizabeth Anderson Parker passed away January 8, 1995. She was born April 5, 1901, near Georgetown and had been a resident of Austin for 69 years. She was a member of Memorial Untied Methodist Church. She was the sixth child born to Josephine Lundholm Anderson and Claus H. Anderson. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, J. Howard Parker, her brother, Fred Anderson, and sisters, Ellen Ekdahl, Alice Youngbloom, Ruth Nord and Alma Rosenblad. She is survived by her nieces, Ora Mae Youngbloom and Betty Bittner of Taylor, Geneva Barnett, Marian Powers, Elizabeth Sanford and Nell Rust, all of Austin; nephews, Weldon Ekdahl of Stonewall, Calvin Rosenblad of Austin and Jimmy Rosenglad and Ken Rosenblad of Houston. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 10, 1995, at 11:00 AM, with Reverend Robert Scott of Center Cross United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Austin Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Lester Studdard, Weldon Ekdahl, Carl Bittner, Jimmy Rosenblad, Ken Rosenblad and Bill Rust. Arrangements by Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar. Lorain Sarvis Lorain Sarvis was born at home in Montgomery County, Indiana, January 28, 1928, the third child of Roscoe and Mildred Fouts. She passed away in her sleep January 4, 1995, after a lengthy illness. Lorain was preceded in death by her husband of thirty years, Robert Sarvis, her beloved father and mother, Roscoe Fouts and Mildred Dinsmore, and her cherished step-mother, Florence Spahn Fouts. She also lost her oldest brother, Oliver, who was killed in the Pacific during World War II. She Is survived by her brother, Don Fouts of New Mexico; and her two sons, Larry and Samuel (Sam) Sarvis, both of Austin. Lorain was a loving wife and mother. Her thirty years of marriage was one of moving from one job location to another, following her husband, and raising her family while doing volunteer work for her church and community. After her husband's death August 15, 1976, she moved to Austin to be near her sons and eventually retired from the University of Texas. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday in Capital Memorial Park with Don Buck presiding. As family friend and minister in the early years, Don helped instill in Lorain's sons the values they still hold dear. He was held In especially high esteem by Lorain, who would be happy knowing Don was presiding over her graveside service. Services are under the direction of Amey Funeral Home, 7811 Rockwood, off W. Anderson Lane, 452-4001. Joseph D. Whetstone Joseph D. Whetstone (J.D.), age 79, of Dripping Springs, died Saturday, January 7, 1995. He was a member of Dripping Springs First Baptist Churn and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and a sister. Survivors are his wife, Neoma Whetstone of Dripping Springs; daughter, Jayne Lange of Austin; grandchildren, Heather and Ryan Lange; brother, Raymond Whetstone of Orlando, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family visitation will be from 7:00 till 9:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 1995, at Harrell Funeral Home Chapel in Dripping Springs. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 1995, at Dripping Springs First Baptist Church with Reverend David McNary officiating and Pastor David Smith assisting. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery, Dripping Springs, with Reverend Don Linder officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dripping Springs First Baptist Church or charity of choice. Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Chapel in Dripping Springs. 858-5666. Jf&SSliilll: In Loving Memory Tom Cavazos February 6, 1927 January 9, 1991 Thomas, Todos te queremos mucho pensa-mos mucho en ti. Tus hijos siempre te trien en su mente, nunca te olvidaremos. Tus Hermanos y Hermana Tus Hijos, Irene, Betty, Tom Jr., Rich, Robert, Pete Jo Albert Nene and Mark. Deaths BAKER, Winford, 46, of Austin died Saturday. Memorial service 1 p.m. today, United Pentecostal Church, Bastrop. (Cook WaldenForest Oaks) BETAK, Dorothy E, 55, of Austin died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylor. Burial St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Taylor. (Condra,Taylor) BONDS, Henry R, 64, of Austin died Wednesday. Services 10 a.m. today, Harrell Funeral Home. Burial 2 p.m. today, Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. BOSTIC, Doris Katherine of Austin died Saturday. Services 3 p.m. today, Colonial Chapel, Cook-Walden Funeral Home (Lamar). Burial Oatmeal Cemetery, Bertram. BUCKLEY, Stephen Todd, 30, of Austin died Friday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Colonial Chapel, Cook-Walden Funeral Home (Lamar). Burial Cook-WaldenCapital Parks. ESQUIVEL, GUberto, 82, of Austin died Thursday. Services 8:30 a.m. today; Angel Funeral Home. Burial Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. GREENWALD, Roy J. "LeRoy," 82, of Round Rock died Sunday. Services pending. (Henderson-Beck, Round Rock) HOLLOWAY, Florentine R, 71, of Lean-der died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. today, the Gabriels Funeral Chapel, Georgetown. Burial Bagdad Cemetery, Leander. KOUDELKA, Leona Kaiser, 86, of Caldwell died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, St Mary's Catholic Church, Caldwell. Burial St Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Caldwell. (Phillips & Luckey, Caldwell) MEYER, Lonnie James, 61, of Giddings died Thursday. Services were Sunday. (Phillips & Luckey, Giddings) NAVARRO, Christina V, 67, of San Marcos died Saturday. Rosary 7:30 p.m. today, Los Angeles Funeral Home, San Marcos. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, St John's Catholic Church, San Marcos. Burial San Juan Cemetery, Reedville. OWENS, Lewis N, 89, of Austin died Saturday. Graveside service 3 p.m. today, Cook-WaldenForest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park. SMITH, Gld L, 88, of Austin died Friday. Services 1 p.m. today, Colonial Chapel, Cook-Walden Funeral Home (Lamar). Burial Cook-WaldenCapital Parks. VICKERS, "Kristl," 15, of Andice died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Davis Funeral Home Chapel, Georgetown. Burial Andice Cemetery, Andice. cT I I I GO If I ik rJ III JlL. Staff photo by Ralph Barrera ' Ron Oliveira, station ownermanager of the new KNVA of Austin, hopes his station will be regarded as the 'local family entertainment channel. Station owner hopes viewers want reruns Continued from B1 have it, we really hear from them. So our commitment to local weather will continue." Because KNVA is a local broadcast station, cable companies throughout its signal area must carry it If many of KNVA's series offerings sound familiar, that's because most of them are running on cable and have been for years. The big question is whether people will tune in to see shows that they've seen many times before and that are still available elsewhere. Steven Beard, general manager and co-owner of Austin's first independent station, KBVO, Channel 42, thinks Oliveira faces an uphill battle, even with the Warner Bros, affiliation. When Beard launched his station in 1983 (it didn't join Fox until 1986), he broadcast some reruns, too. But he promoted the station as "the local movie station," an identity he believes was important. It also helped that KBVO was the only non-network station in town at that point. "We ran movies morning, afternoon and night" said Beard, who will leave KBVO after the station is sold to Granite Broadcasting Corp. in February. "It was important to have that identity in those days because nobody else was feeding that type of product. "Most of (KNVA's) programming is old hat. Frankly, I can't imagine anybody wanting to run that stuff again. It's all over cable. They just keep running those programs until the sprockets wear out . . . There's always a person out there who wants to watch Andy Griffith, but it's going to be very difficult for (KNVA) to make any headway because all the good shows have been taken. Channel 13 (KVC, a low-power independent owned by KTBC) isn't even making crow's feet with reruns of Cheers." Oliveira said he was "amused and annoyed" by Beard's comments. "That's exactly what people said about his programming when KBVO went on the air," Oliveira said with a sigh. "And yes, people can get them on cable, but what about the folks who can't get cable or just don't get cable? Cable penetration is high here, but you wouldn't believe all the calls from outlying areas." Of course, the difference between KBVO's arrival and KNVA's arrival is a decade of more channels and more choices. Since going on the air with weather broadcasting in September, KNVA has been distinguished primarily by Oliveira, a popular local news anchor at Channel 24 for many years. He has been featured in KNVA's on-air promotions, in personal appearances and on local talk shows. Whether thousands of. people will tune in because Oliveira is part-owner of the station seems doubtful, although it could spur viewers to sample the lineup. When Oliveira and his partners first applied for a license from the Federal Communications Commission in 1984, there was talk of making the new station a Spanish-language station. "That would have been a tremendous opportunity because nobody else here is doing it and 23 or 24 percent of the Austm market is Hispanic," Beard said. "That would have given them a very clear identity." Oliveira said he's still committed to using some Spanish-language programming on his daytime schedule, possibly including talk shows, soccer games and other sports. "I wouldn't say we've put that on the back burner at all," he said. "We're still talking to folks, to syndicators; so, a lot of things are still being considered. We do have a new, really good Spanish-'an-guage program." That is the nationally syndicated Super Show Deportivo, a sports program whose host is Austin resident Raul AUegre, a University of Texas football star who also KNVA to air cartoons, news, reruns American-Statesman Staff KNVA's weekday schedule begins at 6 a.m. with cartoons (Dark Wing Duck and Biker Mice), followed by a repeat of KXAN's 90-minute early newscast. After a two-hour block of paid programming, KNVA will air an NBC show about the supernatural, The Other Side. The afternoon lineup continues with Happy Days, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Andy Griffith Show, Gamer Pyle U.S.M.C. and Hogan's Heroes. The newly syndicated reruns of Fresh Prince will air in the early evening, followed at 7 p.m. by a repeat of Channel 36's 6 p.m. news. Prime time on weekdays will start with double episodes of Family Ties, followed by Gunsmoke, Top Cops and Real Life Stories of the Highway Patrol. At 10 p.m., KNVA will air The Honeymooners against local newscasts, followed by J Love Lucy, Hawaii Fiue-0, a repeat of Channel 36's late news and late-night paid programming. Weekends will feature primarily Saturday morning children's programs and movies. played for the New York Giants., The program will air Sunday mornings at 11. At this point, KNVA has no original newscast or any plans to develop one, although Oliveira. said he hopes to start a news-, magazine some time in the spring . that he will anchor. He also said KNVA will be heavily involved in the community with public ser vice campaigns and community affairs programs. Oliveira said the program deci-' sions were made in conjunction with KXAN and based on a number of factors, such as the avail-" ability of programming, cost of 1 programming, the desire to offer family programming and the putv ' he's suggestions. He declined to" reveal KNVA's overall operating budget or specific information about ad sales, although he said ' sales for the first week of pro-i gramming, especially Warner Bros.' first night on Wednesday, are "going very welL" In addition to the engineers and ' other technicians shared with KXAN, KNVA has its own staff of 26 people, including program," promotion and advertising direc-' tors. Oliveira's partner, Mark Goldberg, whose family-owned company, Twenty First Century. Corp. in Houston, is the station's; principal owner, runs the busi-' nessend. ' With KNVA, Austin now has,, six full-power broadcast stations, : about 40 cable stations, eight local access channels and several low-, power stations. Has the pie been., sliced too thin to accommodate another TV station? Time and rat-. . ings will telL "I haven't been nervous yet," Oliveira said. "A multimillion-dollar operation should make you nervous, I guess. Will we be able., to sell it? Will we be able to put food on the table for our families? . That should probably make us nervous, but I'm just really excit- , ed. This has been a dream of mine for a long time." Pulmo Akt NEBULIZER for home use DELIVERS PRESCRIBED MEDICATION TO THE BRONCHIAL LUNG PASSAGES MEDICARE APPROVED mDKALtmcroBisiirtvr I 3811 Medical Pkwy. 451-9999 1 Hock North of Setao Hospital 1-800-400-1323

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