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Bellville Times
June 5, 1986 page 14

   Funeral services for Mrs. Erna Schaffner Newman, 73, of Bellville will  be held today.  Thursday, June 5th, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Pete E. Etlinger Funeral Home in Bellville with Rev. William Rotter  officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Cemetery.
    Pallbearers will be nephews Rusty Cochran, Andy R. Cochran, Kyle Crowe,  David Reznicek, Eddie Deats and J. B. Bellflower.
    Mrs. Newman died at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 1986 at Sweetbriar  Nursing Home.  She had been in failing health for the past four months.
    She was born on March 25, 1913 in Kenney, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  Max Schaffner.  She was raised near Kenney, and attended Travis Public  School near there.     A housewife, she was a member of the Methodist faith.
    Survivors include sisters, Mrs. Lillie Sander of Bellville, Mrs. Alma  Crowe of Houston, Miss Elfrieda Schaffner of Bellville and Mrs. Lenora
 Fulmer of Highlands; brother, Max Schaffner of Industry; four nieces and  five nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband, Eddie F. Newman  on Oct. 8, 1970; two sisters and two brothers.

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