Brunce Wayne ” Papa Wayne” Alpers

Brunce Wayne ” Papa Wayne” Alpers, 64. Our beloved Husband and Father left us to soon on Saturday morning March 23, 2019, at his residence in Batson, surrounded by his loving family. A service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 12:00 P.M. at Roadside Memorial Baptist Church in Saratoga, with Reverend Nathan Hendrix and Tony Current officiating. Interment will follow at Guedry Cemetery in Batson.

Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Smith, Elvis Fregia, Hershel Fregia, James Ray Alpers, Lonnie Smith, Joel Alpers, and Cody Smith. Honorary pallbearer is Hershel Smith.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, March 25, 2019, from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the church. A native of Kountze, Brunce had lived in the Batson, and Saratoga, area for most of his life and was a retired Truck driver for Basil Oilfield Services of Saratoga. He was Road Captain for Christian Motorcycle Association in which he was a member. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lamar Alpers and Ruby Lee Chambliss and brother, Roy Dale Alpers.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years Robin Alpers of Batson; son John Alpers and wife Donna of Batson Prairie. Daughters, Elizabeth Smith and husband Jerry of Saratoga, honorary daughter, Regina Fregia and husband Elvis of Hardin. Brothers, Fred Alpers and wife Barbara Jean of Rye; James Alpers and wife Sharon of Missouri; John Alpers and wife Brenda of Trinity. Sisters, Judy Rucker of Cleveland; Freda Morris and husband Roland of Deer Park. Grandchildren, Brandon, Logan, Shelby, Sydnee, Cody. Hershel and Elisahbeth. Great grandchildren 8.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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