The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 137, No. 74, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 8, 1990 Page: 3 of 42
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Thursday, November 8,1990
THE BASTROP ADVERTISER
Libbie Wade Cameron, 98'
Pumpkins and bluebonnets--where else but Texas? Ronnie Werstler is seeking a patent for his
“Ever-Blooming Bluebonnets” which bloom all year round. The seeds came from family land in
Alum Creek and the bluebonnets have bloomed continually for almost three years.
Area burglaries and thefts listed
Libbie Wade Cameron, age 98
of Austin, died Saturday,
November 3, 1990.
She was born in Elgin, Texas,
July 23, 1892, to Frederick
Sovereign Wade and Betty
Her early years were spent in
Elgin. She graduated from Texas
Christian University in Fort
Worth in 1913, where she was the
first woman cheerleader; and
was active in many campus
Mrs. Cameron had three great
loves: Elgin’s Central Christian
Church, TCU, and the United
Daughters of the Confederacy.
She was active in everything in
which she participated and serv-
ed as president of Texas Division
of UDC; honorary president
general of UDC; a member of
Real Daughters UDC; as well as
a member of Albert Sidney
Johnson Chapter, Austin. She
served as co-chair of the Texas
Celebration of the War Between
the States. She was, in a large
part, responsible for the Con-
federate Memorials in Vicksburg,
Mississippi, and Val Verde, New
Mexico. Libbie was a past Worthy
Matron, Delta Chapter, Order of
the Eastern Star, Dallas. She was
the first woman to serve op a
Grand Jury in Dallas; the first
woman to drive an automobile in
Elgin; and was appointed Good-
will Ambassador to the World in
1936, by Governor James Allred.
She fought for the vote for women,
and was president of every
organization of which she was a
member. She and her husband,
Chester, served on the board of
the State Fair of Texas for many
years, including the year of the
Mrs. Cameron was preceded in
death by her husband, Chester C.
Cameron; one son-in-law,
Thomas Edward Elkins; and her
brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two
daughters, Nan Cameron Elkins,
and Carey Jane Taylor and her
husband, Alton; six grand-
daughters, and eight
Funeral services were held at
11 a m., Wednesday, at the Cen-
tral Christian Church in Elgin, (of
which her father, Captain Fred
Wade was a founder, and was the
church where she exchanged her
wedding vows), with Dr. Faubus
Landry and Rev. Paul Padrazo of-
ficiating. Interment was in the
Pallbearers were her sons-in-
laws, Hendrick Wessels, John
Williams, Chris Cuny, John Lac-
son; her great-grandson, Thomas
Cameron; and a family friend,
Arrangements by the Elgin
Rubelle Norment McMillian, 93
Bastrop County Sheriff’s
Department reported the follow-
ing burglaries and thefts which
took place between October 29
and November 2:
• Between July 25 and August
25 things started missing from a
home near Smithville. A neighbor
taking care of the home reported
the incidents October 29.
• The Heritage Oaks Sales Of-
fice was burglarized October 29.
A list of stolen items was not
• On October 30, a home was
burglarized near Bastrop and a
30/30 rifle was stolen.
• A mobile home off Texas 21
East of Bastrop was burglarized
• A residential burglary near
Elgin occurred October 31.
• Gasoline was stolen from the
Texaco station located on Texas 71
West on October 31.
• Colo Vista Ranch reported
aluminum roofing shingles were
stolen. Their value is estimated at
•Jewelry, clothing and ap-
pliances valued at $3600 were
reported missing after a
residence on Farm Road 535 was
burglarized November 1.
• A Stoney Point residence was
burglarized November 1.
Firearms valued at $525 were
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, November 7,1990, at
10 a.m. in Newby Funeral Home
for Rubelle Norment McMillian,
93. Rev. David Kimberly of the
First Baptist Church of Bastrop
Mrs. McMillian is survived by
a foster son, Billy Ray McMillian,
and two sisters, Mrs. J.W. (Ruth)
Roark and Mrs. Mildred Norment
Buniva of Floresville, as well as
a number of nieces and nephews.
The Norment twins, Ruth and
Rubelle, were born in Bastrop
County on March 16, 1897, the
daughters of Walter M. Norment
of Stafford, Virginia, and Anna
Gatewood Moncure of Bastrop
County. The twins were proud to
celebrate the same March bir-
thdate of their grandfather, Cap-
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Local crimes in Bastrop bet-
ween November 1 and November
• A bicycle was stolen from a
yard November 1.
• A residence on Juniper
reported stereo equipment was
stolen November 2.
•A Texaco station on Texas 71
reported $24 worth of gasoline
stolen November 3.
•A vehicle parked at Bastrop
High School was burglarized
•A shopper at Wal-Mart had
her wallet stolen out of a shopp-
ing cart November 4.
•A Blue Heeler dog was taken
from the back of a pick-up park-
ed in the HEB food store parking
lot November 4.
Crimestoppers offers up to
$1000 for the arrest and grand
jury indictment of a person or
persons involved in felony crimes.
tain Jack Moncure, who served in
the Army of the Confederacy and
at war’s end became a member
of the Texas Legislature represen-
ting Bastrop County.
Mrs. McMillian and her hus-
band, James Lee McMillian, who
preceeded hey in death, lived in
Corpus ChPisti for many years.
There she was active in the
Eastern Star, the Daughters of
the American Revolution and the
First Presbyterian Church. She
also did volunteer work at the Ada
Wilson Center for Crippled
Children and it was there that she
came to know and love the little
boy, Billy, who became her
After Mr. McMillian retired
Howard Hubbard, 71, of
Bastrop died October 30,1990 at
St. David’s Rehabilitation Center
He was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Mariah Hall on May 17, 1919 in
He entered the U.S. Army on
October 21, 1941 at Fort Sam
Houston, <Texas and served as a
Medical Technician in the 659th
Tank Destroyer Battalion. He
received his Honorable
Discharge on January 21,1946 at
Camp Fannin, Texas.
Howard wed Hattie Slider in
George Edward Zimpelman of
Bateman died Saturday,
November 3, 1990, doing what he
loved - deer hunting with his
father-in-law, Alvin Goble in the
rugged west Texas country at his
ranch in Iraan. He was 58.
He was born July 28, 1931, in
from the oil company where he
was employed, the family moved
to Bastrop and bought the old
Norment home. During this
period, she conducted a
kindergarten, where many of
Bastrop’s present civic and
business leaders received their
first lessons. She had also taught
for many years in the public
schools in Humble, Texas.
There being no Presbyterian
Church in Bastrop, Rubelle join-
ed the First Methodist Church. In
recent years, while living with
her sister, she returned to the
First Baptist Church in Bastrop
which had been the first church
home of both Ruth and Rubelle as
1946. Tb this no children were
Survivors include: wife, Hattie
Hubbard; two brothers, Frank
Hubbard of San Antonio and
Europe Grant of Austin; and
many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by
one sister and one brother.
Services were held at Lone Star
Missionary Baptist Church in
Bastrop November 2 at 11 am.
Reverend Aaron Thy lor officiated.
Burial followed at Fairview
Austin, Texas to the late George
Barnhart Zimpelman,III and
Essie Allen Zimpelman Dodd. He
lived in Austin for 43 years, then
moved to Lytton Springs, Texas
for eight years, then to Bateman
for eight years to do a little far-
ming, ranching and to rear his
daughter in the country.
George was married to Anna
Beth Jackson Zimpelman of Mar-
ble Falls on September 12,1959, at
Trinity Lutheran Church, Austin.
George was a steamfitter. Master
Plumber of Union Local 286 of
Austin for 35 years. He was in the
National Guard for four years,
Navy for four years during the
Korean War, and also worked for
the Southern Union Gas Com-
pany. He was member of Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church of
He is survived by his wife, Beth
Zimpelman, three daughters,
Jeannette Lynn Schmitz and son-
in-law, Alfred W. Schmitz, three
granddaughters; a sister, Mari-
jore Z. Bundy of Austin; and
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at
1:30 p.m„ Wednesday at Wilke-
Amey-Clay Funeral Home Inter-
ment in Lytton Springs Cemetery
at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers were Bill Riordan,
Gene Johnson, Dowell Smith,
Wallace Shaw, Grover Bloom-
quist and Jeff Crider. Honorary
pallbearers were Bill Roberts,
Lynn Parrish, Ervin Miller, John
Watson, Jim Simmons, Garland
Phillips, James Lewis and all
members of Steamfitters,
Plumbers Local 286 of Austin, and
all of the men with whom he
worked over the years in the con-
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Building Fund, PO Box 750,
Bastrop, Tfexas 78602.
Were just down the street
More independent agents like myself
are handling Allstate Insurance every day.
Which makes' it easier than ever for you
to get the List, fair claim service and
competitive rates Allstate has always been
famous for. On car, home, life, business,
even boat or RV coverage.
So feel free to stop by for a visit. Because
now Allstate js even closer to home than
Maynard Insurance Agency
1108 Main St. Phone 321-2584
Next to the U.S. Post Office
3rd Annual Bazaar
Bastrop Senior Center
1008 Water St.
Nov. 9 & 10 10 AM - 5 PM
Crafts - Food - Fun
Bastrop Lions Club Spaghetti Supper - Nov. 9
5:30 to 7 PM - Middle School Cafeteria
Tickets $4 Adults—$2.50 Children
!DON'T MISS THIS !
On Saturday, November 10, the
(BCEN) Will be having a Sidewalk Sale at Wal-Mart -
and November 10th will be the last day you can get
tickets for our Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with all
the trimmings!!! FANTASTIC BUYS
_ Remember: Wal-Mart recycles old batteries!
The pioneer bank of Bastrop County Independent and home-owned
Sonic Bacon Cheeseburger
& Medium Coke Classic**
Offer Good Thru Nov. 30
Or Other Soft Drink
Hwy. 71 W.
01**0 Sonic Industrial inc.
Howard Hubbard, 71
George E. Zimpelman, 58
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