Biggs, Hebert


Cuero - Elna Josephine (Morse/Roby) Biggs, 93, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2007. She was born March 20, 1914 in Duston, Okla. to Bailey and Alvira Brown Morse.

Mrs. Biggs worked for Heldt Bros. in Alice for many years, and Perry Bros. in Cuero for 22 years. She was a rancher in DeWitt County and a member of Eastern Star in Alice and Cuero. She served as Matron in the Alice Chapter. She also was a member of the Quilter's Guild, Five-Mile EE Club and Kopy Kates. Mrs. Biggs was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Genieve Brunston and Peggy Jay; brothers, Bert Morse and Bill Morse; son, Weldon Roby; and grandson, Dale Roby.

She is survived by her husband; daughters, Judy Raglin of Cuero, Sandy Roby of Cuero and Debra Kegely of Yorktown; brothers, Jerry Morse of Austin and Charles Morse of Gainesboro, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was Friday, September 7, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Robertson officiating. Interment was at Clinton Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alan Roby, Justin Roby, Shawn Raglin, Mickel Hendrick, Ronnie Hendrick, Tek Roby, Shannon Hendrick, Bill Hendrick. Honorary pallbearers were Buster Raglin, Cecil Kegley, James Jay and John Jay.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas or donor's choice.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Freund Funeral Home in Cuero, Texas.

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Mary Ann Hebert, 66, of Oak Harbor, died September 8, 2007, at her home in Oak Harbor. She was born in Alice, Texas, on March 15, 1941, to Walter and Selma (Zulauf) Gebert. After graduating from high school she married James Hebert, whom she met while he was serving in the United States Navy, stationed in nearby Kingsville, on August 14, 1959.

For the next 28 years they traveled throughout the world, including stops in Japan, Guam, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mary Ann raised their children and took care of their home. For the last twelve years of his service, they were stationed in Oak Harbor, which they decided to call home. An avid bowler, she was the association secretary for 10 years, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Wilbert, George and Walter Gebert Jr., and sister Bernice.

She is survived by her husband Jim; son James P. (Mary) Hebert Jr. of Anchorage, AK; daughter Theresa Daniel of Oak Harbor; two grandsons and a granddaughter; and a sister Lorraine Buegler of Alice.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2007, at Burley Funeral Chapel in Oak Harbor.

Arrangements are entrusted to Burley Funeral Chapel.