OBITUARIES - 1999

Gene Ed Snyder
Gene Ed Snyder, 68, died Thursday, February 18, 1999.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 1999, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brad Enloe and the Rev. David Hamblin officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mr. Snyder was born July 4, 1930, in Baylor County, Texas. He and Billye Guthrie were married June 17, 1951, in Round Timbers, Texas. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a communications specialist. He became self employed, owning Snyder Radio and Television Repair from 1957 until 1998. He was a member of the Methodist Church where he had served on the executive committee. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7871.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Vicki Dawn of Dallas; three sons, Gary, David and Eddie, all of Seymour; three sisters, Margaret New of Winston-Salem, N.C., Billye Hendrix of Greenwood, Arkansas, and Nancy Norman of Livorini, Italy; two brothers, James of Seymour and Don of Houston; and ten grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or the Cross Roads Family Church at Farmers National Bank.


Willie Carl Raphelt
Willie Carl Raphelt, 75, of Abilene died Sunday, February 14, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at Zion Lutheran Church with David Bahn, pastor, and Norm Steinke, pastor officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

Mr. Raphelt was born July 26, 1923, in Sagerton, Texas. He and Verna Corrine Krinke were married June 12, 1949, in Sagerton. She died in September 1997. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He graduated from Stamford High School in Stamford, Texas. He received a bachelor of arts degree from North Texas State College in 1952. He taught for a total of 28 years in several school districts, including Seymour ISD and Sonora ISD from which he retired. He moved to Abilene from Sonora in 1987. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Abilene and the Wagon Wheel Dance Club.

Survivors include two sons, Nolan Keith of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Garland Lynn of Arlington; his stepmother, Emma of Stamford; three brothers, Herman of Lubbock, Melvin Baitz of Rule and Leslie Baltz of Austin; four sisters, Lillie Mae Reed of Roby, Dorothy Clark of Rule, Lillie Mae Stegemoeller of Sagerton and Ruby Olson of San Angelo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 41, Abilene, Texas 79604.


Rosalena McMahon
Rosalena McMahon, 97, died Sunday, February 14, 1999.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Seymour with the Rev. Keith Schweitzer officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mrs. McMahon was born February 20, 1901, in Seymour. Her husband, Leroy McMahon, died in 1951. She was a lifetime resident of Knox and Baylor County. She taught school in Lively, Texas, Cottonwood, Texas, and Vera, Texas, schools. She was a Lutheran.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret Nelson of Seymour; and a brother, Sam Wirz of Redlands, California.


Ola Irene Coffman
Ola Irene Coffman, 89, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, in a Munday nursing home.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, at Goree First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lenard Brothers officiating. Burial was in Goree Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.

Mrs. Coffman was born June 7, 1909, in Livingston, Texas. She and Dude M. Coffman were married October 31, 1927, in Haskell, Texas. He died November 13, 1976. She was a longtime resident of Goree before moving to Munday several years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Goree First Baptist Church. She was a ham radio operator.

Survivors include a sister, Pauline Howry of Yuma, Arizona; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.


Calvin Coolidge ChristianCalvin Coolidge Christian
Calvin Coolidge Christian, age 75, of Seymour, passed away Friday, February 12, 1999, in the Westview Care Center.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, February 15, 1999, at the Vera United Methodist Church with the Reverend Glenn Shock, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Seymour, officiating. Burial was in the Vera Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home, with military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7871.

Music was provided by a men's quartet comprised of Ronnie Reeves, Sid Winn, Clifton Talley and the Reverend Glenn Shock, accompanied by Mrs. Billie Gene Young, pianist.

Pallbearers were Richard Roberts, John Studer, Lewis Christian, Jerome Christian, Mark Hertel and Keith Beck. Honorary Pallbearers were Ernest Beck, Harold Beck, Gaylon Scott, Elton Scott, Claudell Bratcher, Oliver Albright, Johnny Allen, Morris Cockrell, Morris Robertson, Horton Porter, Pinky Arledge, Roy Boone, Ferman Dowd and Roy Quisenberry, Jr.

Mr. Christian was born on December 13, 1923, to Luther Morris and Mary Azyline Franklin Christian, in Jack County, Texas. As an infant, he moved with his parents to Knox County, Texas. He enlisted in the Army in December 1943, and served in the Antitank Company of the 18th Infantry, 1st Division, in the vicinity of Ranscheid, Germany. He was wounded in action, losing his right eye, with face and neck wounds and was therefore released in February 1945. He was awarded a Bronze Star for voluntarily assisting medical aid in evacuating casualties from a heavily mined area and despite added danger from an intense artillery and mortar barrage, fearlessly made repeated trips across hazardous terrain, until wounded by an exploding mine. He was also awarded the Purple Heart. He was returned to Menlo Park, California, to a Veterans hospital and was later sent to the V.A. Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

After returning to Vera, he entered Texas Tech University in Lubbock and in 1947, began farming in Knox County, Texas. He and Carole Janette Beck were married July 31, 1949, in the First Baptist Church of Vera, Texas. He moved into Seymour in 1960, but continued to farm until his retirement in 1996.

He was converted at an early age and was a member of the Vera Methodist Church. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7871.

Mr. Christian was preceded in death by a brother, Hudson, and his mother and father.

He is survived by his wife, Janette; a daughter, Sharon Hertel, of Bomarton, Texas; two sons, Scott, of Seymour and Steve of Spring, Texas; one brother, Morris, of Seymour; three sisters, Bobbie Bentley and Katherine Patterson, both of Arlington, Texas, and Diane Couch of Seymour. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Chris and Calvin Christian of Spring, Texas; Shane Christian of Seymour; and Jessica, Meaghan, Damon and Adam Hertel of Bomarton, Texas.


Lucille Massey
Lucille Massey, age 90, passed away February 13, 1999, in Garland, Texas, where she resided for over 20 years. She was a homemaker, formerly of Seymour, Texas, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles M. and Dorothy Massey of San Antonio, Texas, Jimmy R. and Jerry Massey of Wichita Falls, Texas, Tommy M. and Millie Massey of Weatherford, Texas; daughters and son-in-law, Patsy Capp of Garland, Texas, Mary and Lamar Peterson of Bedford, Indiana, Peggy Emerson of Garland, Texas, Judy Cook of Garland, and Janice Massey of Garland; sister, Wilma Meetz of Amarillo, Texas; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Massey, five sisters and one brother.

Services were held, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, in Williams Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, Texas, under the direction of Williams Funeral Directors of Garland.


James E. Barnes
James E. (Ed) Barnes, age 70, died Saturday, February 6, 1999, in a Chillicothe Hospital following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Chillicothe with Reverend Wallace Clay and Reverend Jeff Weems officiating. Interment was in Chillicothe cemetery under the direction of Manard Funeral Home.

Mr. Barnes was born June 2, 1928 in Odell, Texas. A son of the late Fred and Lola Mae Richardson Barnes. He married Lillian Mae Draper on August 19, 1950, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Vernon, Texas. He had been a resident of Hardeman County since he was 12 years old. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chillicothe and had served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian of Chillicothe, Texas; six daughters, Patsy Ward of Phoenix, AZ., Donna Barnes of Chillicothe, TX., Rhonda Lambert of Raleigh, NC., Theresa Cordes of Corinth, TX., Lisa Anto of Celina, TX., and Laura Jones of Frisco, TX.; two sons, Gary Barnes of Seymour, TX., and Terry Barnes of Chillicothe, TX.; a sister, Jesse Fay Cornilison of Altus, OK., and several half sisters and brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Raymond Barnes and a sister, Ruby Barnes.

Memorials may be made to Texoma Hospice or Church United Ministry. Pallbearers were Bill Haynes, Stan Meeks, Donald Ray Wilson, Mike Draper and Ken Robinson.


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W.T. 'Bull' McMorris
W.T. "Bull" McMorris, 75, died Monday, February 8, 1999, in Abilene, Texas.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour with the Rev. Grace Wooten officiating. Burial was in Bomarton Cemetery in Bomarton, Texas, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home. Mr. McMorris was born March 31, 1923, in Seymour. He and Colleen Parker were married July 22, 1956. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a mechanic for Time D.C. Trucking and had worked in Lubbock and Oklahoma City. He retired in 1982. He moved to Wingate, Texas, in 1989 and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Yvonne McMorris in 1955; a son, Robert Taylor McMorris in 1987.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Kay Clarke and Debra Callarman, both of Oklahoma City, and Janet of Wingate, Texas; a son, Edward of Oklahoma City, and Janet of Wingate, Texas; two sisters, Winnie Wright of McCloud, Oklahoma, and Willie Jo Bibb of Arlington, Texas; three brothers, Tom of Bomarton, Texas, J.R. of Wingate and Cecil of Lubbock, Texas; and six grandchildren.


George Burkhalter
George Smith Burkhalter, 87, of Walter Springs, Florida, died Sunday, January 24, 1999, in his residence.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at Red Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Bennett officiating. Burial was in Henson Cemetery in Red Springs under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Burkhalter was born June 3, 1911, in Baylor County, Texas. He and Dorothy Schnatz were married January 19, 1946, in Beaver Creek, Ohio. He served in the Army during World War II. He lived in Denver for 21 years where he worked as a bookkeeper for Farm Implement Co. and Jack's Sporting Goods. He then worked for Curran and Co. Pipeline Construction and lived in several states before returning to Red Springs in the early 1970s. He later moved to Kansas and then Rossville, Georgia, where he lived until moving to Winter Springs, Florida, this year. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Susan Folsom of Winter Springs and Linda Hinds of Copperas Cove, Texas; three sisters, Mildred Laney of Seymour, Texas, Genela Cooper of Electra and Demetra Smith of Aneheim, California, and four grandchildren.


Billy Jack Richardson
Billy Jack Richardson, 51, died Monday, January 25, 1999.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony McGee officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mr. Richardson was born January 17, 1948, in Seymour. He served in the National Guard Reserve for four years. He was a car salesman in Dallas for 20 years. He moved to Tyler, Texas, where he worked as a finance manager for King Chevrolet for two years. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, John David of Dallas; a brother , Tom of Wisconsin; a granddaughter, Briana Richardson of Dallas; three aunts, Lucille Star and Irene Stephens of Seymour, Virginia Van Cleve of Abilene; two uncles, Jim Richardson and Henry Richardson of Seymour; and a companion, Susan Welsh of Tyler.


C.A. Parham
C.A. Parham passed away on Thursday, January 28, 1999 in a Lubbock hospital.

Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 1999 in Lamesa, Texas. Burial was in Lamesa, Texas.

Mr. Parham was born in Red Springs, Texas and raised in the Cottonwood Community. He married Mary Ann Kasparek in 1936 in Seymour, Texas. He was preceded in death by one daughter and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Lamesa, Texas; one daughter, Becky and one son, Charles Parham; four sisters, Blanche Patterson of Seymour, Texas, Louise Morgan of Odessa, Texas, Amelia Taylor of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Connie McDoughen of Midland, Texas; four brothers, Albert of Munday, Texas, Sam of Lamesa, Texas, Wendel of Seymour, Texas and Bill of Vera, Texas.


Loretta Marie Hicks Carr
Loretta Marie Hicks Carr, born September 5, 1968, died January 27, 1999.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 4, 1999 at First Assembly of God Church in Brenham, Texas under the direction of Taft Harris Funeral Home of Brenham, Texas. Loretta was preceded in death by her father Mr. Jessie Hicks Sr.

Survivors include: her husband Mr. Oddie Carr Sr., and her mother Mrs. Rosie Bell Davis and her step-father Mr. John C. Davis of Seymour, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kesee and Ms. Jacqueline Hicks of Brenham, Texas; two brothers, Mr. Jessie Moore and wife Wanda, and Mr. Bobby Moore, of Seymour.


Jack Clifton Henderson
Jack Clifton Henderson, age 74, died Thursday, January 14, 1999, at his residence in Burleson, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Burleson, Texas. Graveside services were held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, Texas.

Mr. Henderson was born September 24, 1924 in Seymour, Texas. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1943. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Ammen as a Radarman during World War II. He married Neoma Fay Norwood on January 11, 1947 in Munday, Texas. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1951 where he worked as a builder until 1960 when he went to work for the Federal Housing Administration. He initially worked as a building inspector and later was Chief Cost Analyst. He then worked in Dallas for the Department of Housing and Urban Development as Chief of Architecture and Engineering. He was a Scout Master for Troop 6, Boy Scouts of America and was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson.

He is survived by his wife Neoma Fay Henderson of Burleson; one daughter, Patricia Ann Hensley, by one son, Dr. John W. Henderson of Temple, Texas. Four grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Roger W. Porter
Roger W. Porter, 86, of Olney, Texas, died Friday, January 22, 1999, in an Olney hospital.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 25, at Lunn Funeral Home with the Reverend Greg Johnson, pastor of First Baptist Church, and the Reverend Max Burkhead, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery.

Mr. Porter was born April 14, 1912, in Wise County, Texas. He and JoAnna Frances Baker were married October 13, 1934, in Seymour, Texas. She died April 5, 1984. He and Vesta Baker were married March 17, 1985, in Weatherford, Texas. He was a retired oil field worker and city employee. He was employed with the City of Olney in the water department for 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Downtown Masonic Lodge No. 790 AF&AM where he served as secretary for many years. He was a resident of Olney most of his life.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Roger Earl of Odessa, Texas; a sister, Mildred Cook of Montello, Wisconsin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 734, Olney, Texas 76374.


Foster Paul Cox
Foster Cox, 79, died Monday, January 11, 1999 at Hendrick Medical Center after a 12 -1/2 year battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 14, at Hillcrest Church of Christ with David Wray, Dwight Robarts, Mike Cope, and Mid McKnight officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Memorial Park directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Foster was born in Seymour, Texas, on February 3, 1919. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1937, and came to Abilene to attend business school. In 1939, he married his high school sweetheart, Lotella Eddlemon in Abilene. They had lived in Abilene all of their married lives except for two years while Foster served with the Army Engineers during World War II in Guam.

Foster became a Christian at a very early age and had always been active in the church. He served as deacon and elder at Highland Church of Christ. He loved people, and he loved life. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, known for his love of God, his family, and caring for others.

Most of his years, he was a building contractor and a skilled carpenter. For two years he was a building inspector for the City of Abilene. Foster and Lotella were the owners and directors of Abilene Kindergarten and Dyess Kindergarten for over 20 years. He loved traveling and camping, and was a member of Good Sam Travel Club for 8 years. His love of life, intelligence, and creativity were evident in his joy of people. He was a servant, always ready to help and work for family, friends, and anyone in need.

He preceded in death by a son, Gary Cox.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years of Abilene; his son, Keith Cox and wife, Donna, of Titusville, Florida; two daughters, Paula Fry and husband, Mark, of El Paso, and Janet Ardoyno and husband, David, of Abilene; seven grandchildren, Dedra Baca and Marla Cox, Lynn Cox and Ginger Hafer, and Justin, Jonathan, and Emily Ardoyno; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Chester Cox of Seymour and several nieces and nephews. He was a loving foster father to James and Betty Slaughter.

The family expresses appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Victor Hirsch and Dr. Lawrence Hardwicke, and their dedicated staffs for their love and devotion.

Memorials may be sent to Meals on Wheels Plus, Inc., P.O. Box 903, Abilene, TX 79604, Christian Service Center, 901 Mesquite, Abilene, TX 79601, or Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Abilene Inc., 1216 N. 5th, Abilene, TX 79601.


Kenneth Joshua Burt
Kenneth Joshua "Josh" Burt, 21, died Sunday, January 10, 1999, in a Dallas hospital.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 1999, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Parks officiating and the Rev. Bobby King assisting. Burial was in Knox City, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.

Mr. Burt was born June 11, 1977, in Knox City. He was a Marketing Consultant for All-state. He was a 1995 graduate of Knox City High School and was an August 1998 graduate of Texas Tech. He was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He moved to Irving from Knox City in October of 1998.

Survivors include Jan, James, and Jenna Williams of Munday, Dottie and Buster Lowry of Knox City.


Joe Roy Hurd
Joe Roy Hurd, 77, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Houston.
Funeral services were held in The Hight Chapel of Hight Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 27, with Reverend Caren Tudor, pastor of Unity Church, officiating. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery with Masons in charge of graveside rites.
Joe Roy was born in Vera, Texas, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Perrin Hurd. He was preceded in death by a sister, J'nne Feemster in 1989 and a brother Howard Hurd in 1996. He was retired from the City of Houston, a member of Unity Church and a Mason. He attended Vera schools and schools in Eunice, New Mexico.
Survivors include: his wife, Helen, of the home; three sisters, Lula Loken of Brownfield, Texas, Doris Shields of Corpus Christi and Pauline Roth of Amarillo; nieces; nephews and cousins.


Laura M. Gibbins
Laura M. Gibbins, age 90, of Hobbs, New Mexico, passed away Saturday, August 7, 1999, in Hobbs.
Private graveside services were held Monday, August 9, at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hobbs. Services were under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home of Hobbs.
Mrs. Gibbins was born February 17, 1909, in Buffalo, Texas. She married Henry Gibbins on November 28, 1925, in Vera, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1972. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a resident of Hobbs since 1942. She enjoyed her home and housework.
She is survived by two sons, Lee Wayne Gibbins of Hobbs and Henry Murl Gibbins of Sandy, Utah; by a special daughter-in-law, Patti Gibbins of Hobbs; by eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Mabel Esther Hampton
Mabel Esther Hampton, 101, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, in Wichita Falls.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, at First Baptist Church in Seymour with the Reverend Glenn Shock officiating. Burial was in Goree, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hampton was born April 10, 1898, in Newton County, Mississippi. She and Samuel Glen Hampton were married December 2, 1917, in Goree. He died August 30, 1975. She came to Knox County in 1912. She lived in Goree, where, at one time, she had substituted as rural mail carrier. She was acting postmaster from 1952-1954. She moved to Seymour in 1962 and then moved to Wichita Falls in 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seymour and had taught Sunday School in Goree and Seymour for 65 years. She was a life member of the Pierian Club and a life member of the Santa Rosa District and Texas Federation of Women's Clubs. A daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Hampton, died in 1922.
Survivors include a daughter, Naomi Phillips of Dallas; a son, Jack of Houston; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.


Oleta Evelyn Stout
Oleta Evelyn Owen Stout, 77, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, in a Hamilton, Texas, hospital.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, at Merriman-Archer Funeral Home in Throckmorton with the Rev. Derrell Marion officiating. Burial was in Throckmorton Cemetery under the direction of Merriman-Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stout was born June 3, 1921. Her husband, C.D. Stout, died in 1984. She was a nurse and lived in Seymour and Throckmorton before moving to Hamilton in 1990. She was a Baptist. A son, Michael Derrell Stout, died in 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Ken of San Bernadino, California, and Dickie of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; a daughter, Vicki Lynn of Abilene, Texas; a sister, Kathleen Machen of Seymour, Texas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Albert Frank Fetsch
Albert Frank Fetsch, 85, of Rhineland, Texas, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, in a Munday nursing home.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church with the Rev. George Foley officiating. Burial was in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Fetsch was born October 19, 1913, in Rhineland, Texas. He and Wilhelmina Franklin were married July 15, 1936, in Rhineland. He was a retired farmer and a life time resident of Rhineland.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Catherine Brown of Hereford, Texas, Margaret Brown of Fort Worth, Beatrice Watkins of Waco, Texas, and Cecilia Roach of Cross Roads, Texas; four sons, Norbert of Waco, William of Croyden, Pennsylvania, Henry of Queen City, Texas, and Clarence of Denver, Colorado; four brothers, Leo of Munday, Paul of Muenster, Texas, Felix of Hereford and Fidelis of Seymour, texas; three sisters, Mary Albus and Angie Albus, both of Pep, Texas, and Annie Krahula of Duncan, Oklahoma; 35 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.


Emma Newman
Services were held Tuesday, May 4th, 1999 for Emma Newman in Amarillo, Texas. Mrs. Newman died Saturday, May 1st, 1999 in Amarillo. Services were conducted by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Home with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Emma Herttenberger Newman was born March 26, 1905 near Giddings, Texas, the daughter of Bernard and Emilie Warkoski Herttenberger. In 1905 she moved with her family to near Old Glory in Stonewall County.
In 1929 she married Lando Newman and lived in Old Glory, moving to Bomarton in 1937 where they farmed and custom combined until 1948, when the family moved to Amarillo. She was a member of Tenth Street United Methodist Church of Amarillo, Grand Street Senior Citizen Community Center Quilters. Previously she had been a member of the Bomarton PTA and the Baylor County Home Demonstration Club.
Mrs. Newman was a craft person, making a quilt for each of her children and grandchildren. In her declining years she made many monkeys and clowns for the great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1967. She is survived by one son, Thomas L. and Carolyn Newman of Amarillo, five daughters; Nelta and Wayne Bartos of Arlington, Texas, Bonnie and Herman Graham of Floydada, Texas, Alene Short of Lubbock, Mary and Richard Cook of Amarillo, and Gracie and Howard Graves of Austin, Texas; fifteen grandchildren, twenty five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beda Packer of Corpus Christi, Texas and Meta Wienke of Phoenix, Arizona, and many nieces and nephews.
All 15 grandchildren were present for the service, coming from as far as California and New York, and served as honorary pall bearers.


Johnie Rushing
Johnie Rushing, 84, died Monday, May 10, 1999, in Hobbs, N.M.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 1999 at Calvary Baptist church with the Rev. Tony Megee officiating. Burial will be in Bomarton Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rushing was born December 30, 1914, in Henderson, Texas. Her husband, Otis Rushing, died in 1979. She lived in Seymour for 60 years before moving to Hobbs, N.M., in 1997. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Francis Schoonver of Hobbs, N.M., two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Veda Mae Everson
Veda Mae Everson, 71, of Crowell died Friday, May 14, 1999, in her home.
Services were held Saturday, May 15, 1999 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Brooks, pastor, and the Rev. Richard White, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Crowell Cemetery under the direction of Womack-Manard Funeral Home.
Mrs. Everson was born May 31, 1927, in Red Springs, Texas. She and Dayton Everson were married December 26, 1946, in Foard County, Texas. He died September 27, 1992. She was a member of First United Methodist church and the Homebuilders Sunday School Class. She attended school in Mt. Tabor and Crowell. She was a longtime child-care provider and a former employee of Crowell Nursing Center.
Survivors include two daughters, La Nell Kubicek of Vernon, Texas, and Veda Lynn Walkkup of Quanah, Texas; two sons, Ike and Larry, both of Crowell; her mother, Bertha Eavenson of Crowell; two sisters, Peggy Oliver of Amarillo and Lois Morton of Dallas; two brothers, Harrold Eavenson of Rockwall, Texas, and Charles Larry Eavenson of Santa Fe, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Texoma Hospice of Vernon.


Ina Thompson Elkins
Ina Lucille Thompson Elkins, 82, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in a Bridgeport, Texas, care center.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Seymour, Texas, Church of Christ. Burial was in Henson Cemetery in Red Springs, Texas, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home in Seymour.
Mrs. Elkins was born September 8, 1916, in Baylor County, Texas. She and Stanley Elkins were married March 8, 1944. He died in 1975. She lived in Baylor County until 1953 when she moved to Jacksboro. In 1958 she moved to Bowie and operated the Hutchinson Courts for 25 years. She was a member of the Carter Lake Road Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Thursday Club, the Home Demonstration Club and Maids and Matrons. She helped with Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Todd of Runaway Bay, Texas; two sisters, Floy Stringer of Fort Worth and Juanita Gleghorn of Duncan, Oklahoma; a brother, Tom Thompson of Jacksonville, Florida; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


J.C. “Jim” Bumpass
J.C. “Jim” Bumpass, 66, died Friday, April 2, 1999, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Megee, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home in Seymour, Texas.
Mr. Bumpass was born July 19, 1932, in Seymour, Texas. He was a lifetime resident of Seymour where he owned and operated Bumpass Garage until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Jerry of Justin, Texas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Daniel Alvin Boone
Daniel Alvin Boone, 75, died Monday, April 26, 1999 in Jacksboro, Texas.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Vera Cemetery with Dannie Gwinn, Pastor of New Covenant Church in Seymour, Texas, officiating. Burial was held in Vera Cemetery in Vera, Texas. Services are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home in Seymour, Texas.
Mr. Boone was born August 30, 1923 in Vera, Texas. He and Dorothy Boone were married in 1957 in Odessa, Texas. He worked for the City of Jacksboro before retiring. He lived in Lubbock, Texas for many years before moving to Jacksboro.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three brothers, Harlan Boone of Gorman, Ernest Boone of Odessa, Texas and Tony Boone of Vera, Texas; two sisters, Thelma Ruth Clowers of Odessa, Texas and Carol Reynolds of Mineral Wells, Texas.


O.R. “Obb” Miller
O.R. “Obb” Miller, age 89, formerly of Gilliland, Texas, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at the Munday Nursing Center. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the Gilliland Church of Christ, with A.B. Martin, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Gilliland Cemetery under the Direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Miller was born September 4, 1909, in Seymour, Texas. He was raised in Gilliland where he was a lifelong resident. He married Florence Althea Whatley on December 24, 1937, in Vernon, Texas. She died August 10, 1994. He was a farmer, a member of the Gilliland Church of Christ, the Munday Domino Club, and had served on the Gilliland Co-Op Board for many years.
He is survived by one son, Jacky Miller, of Slaton, Texas; by four grandchildren, Royce Wayne Miller, Rhonda Gayle Redding, Jarrod Miller and Jay Miller; and by four great-grandchildren, M’Randa, Marla and Zachary Miller, and Colton Redding.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lillian Jeanette Miller on January 10, 1942, and by a son, Bobby Miller on March 6, 1972.


Alma Lake
Alma Lake, age 94, passed away Monday, April 19, 1999 at the local care center. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, April 26, 1999, at the Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, at the First Presbyterian Church in Seymour, with Dr. Edward C. Hart, officiating. Services are under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lake was born April 29, 1904, in Glenville, New York. She and William Lake were married in 1924 in Schenectady, New York. She was a homemaker, and had worked for General Electric Company, and also as a Tailor in Schenectady, New York. She moved to Englewood, Florida in 1967, and was active as a Bible Club Leader. She moved to Seymour in 1979. She attended the First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Vivian Hart of Seymour, Texas; by one son, David Lake of Lutz, Florida; seven grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lake, in 1967; by one daughter, Shirley Lake in 1987; and by one son, Richard Lake in 1958.
The family requests memorials be made to the Westview Care Center.


Etta Sharp Riggins
Etta Sharp Riggins, 94, of Irving, Texas, died, Thursday, April 15, 1999, in a Bedford, Texas, hospital.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Shock, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery.
Mrs. Riggins was born September 2, 1904, in Atoka, Oklahoma. She and Ralph Riggins were married May 7, 1922, in Prague, Oklahoma. He died July 17, 1993. She moved to Haskell County in 1937, coming to Baylor County in1949. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She had lived in Irving since 1995.
Survivors include a daughter, Louise Crouch of Irving; two sons, Glenn of Emery and Harold of Irving; a sister, Alta Hardy of Kennasaw, Georgia; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Vera Wirz
Vera Wirz, 86, of Seymour died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, in a Seymour hospital.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999 at First Presbyterian Church of Seymour with Dr. Edward C. Hart officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wirz was born June 7, 1912, in Abilene, Texas. She and G.C. “Clements” Wirz were married on September 19, 1930, in Clovis, N.M. He died April 16, 1995. She was raised in Tuscola and Buffalo Gap before coming to Baylor County in 1927. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Patterson and Patricia Mooney, both of Seymour; a son, Gilbert of Seymour; four sisters, Winifred Farris and Myrtle Perkins, both of Seymour, Martha Gentry of Lovington, N.M., and Hazel Lassiter of Corpus Christi, Texas; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.


Chaplain J.T. Shipman,
U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Chaplain J.T. Shipman, U.S. Navy (Ret.) 73, of Paris died Thursday, April 8, 1999 at his home.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, in Gene Roden’s Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain George R. McHorse, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and the Rev. Carter Lyles officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites, was in Evergreen Cemetery.
He was born May 17, 1925, in Vera, Texas, to Hubert and Chancie Taylor Shipman. He married Georgianna Uzzell August 11, 1952. She died September 29, 1997. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Mr. Shipman was a degreed graduate of Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boston University. He served as a Navy chaplain from 1956-74 and received the Asiatic-Pacific Operations medal with two stars, the American Theatre of Operations and Victory World War II, medals, and a Navy Unit Citation. He served with MOMM3 Amphibious Forces from 1943-45.
Surviving are daughters, Paula Richard of Paris and Dru Ann DeFratus and husband Doug of Corpus Christi; a sister, Loyce McKown of Lorena; sisters-in-law, Margaret Kerrick of Owensboro, KY and Drunell Summers and husband, Bill, of Vivian, Lousiana; four grandchildren; five nephews; and three nieces.
Pallbearers were Lawrence Wade, Bob Myers, Roy Welch, Wayne Fletcher, Ron McKown, and Lewis Ingram.
Those wishing to make memorials may make contributions to Gideons International or the church library of First Baptist Church in Paris.


Jewell Dunn
Jewell Crowell Dunn died April 2, 1999, in a Littlefield, Texas hospital. Services were held at First Baptist Church, Littlefield, Texas on Monday, April 5, 1999.
Jewell was born July 6, 1909, in Oceola, Texas. During her early years the family moved to Baylor County, living on a farm in the Red Springs area.
In August 1928, Jewell married Herbert Dunn, who survives her. They moved further West, living in Amherst and Littlefield. In August 1998 they celebrated 70 years of marriage.
Other survivors include a son, Jerry Dunn and wife Mary Alice of Houston; a sister Pauline Akridge of Wichita Falls; a brother, Burnett Crowell and wife Lorene of Grandview; a brother, Robert Crowell and wife Emmalene of Seymour, and a brother Raymond Crowell and wife Virginia of Houston. Also surviving are four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A daughter, Nina Jo Copeland, preceded her in death in 1981.


Marilyn Leemona Gwinn
My Mother
Marilyn Leemona GwinnMarilyn Leemona (Gwinn) Hotz, 53, of Seymour, Texas, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at her parents' residence in Seymour after a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bud Branson, minister of Seymour Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Marilyn was born June 15, 1945, in Seymour, Texas, to Kloyce and Anita Gwinn. She started school in Seymour. Her family moved to Roswell, New Mexico; Wichita Falls, Texas; then to Phoenix, Arizona, where she graduated from high school in 1963. After graduation, she went to Marinello School of Beauty in Glendale, Arizona. Due to a car accident, she was unable to continue in her beautician career. She later worked for Motorola Corp. for a number of years, then pursued a career at Arizona State Optical as an order expeditor. Marilyn married Johnny Wallace Pence on February 28, 1975. He died on February 11, 1985. She then married Frank Hotz on March 1, 1987. They were married until 1996. She was a mother and a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Matthew "Matt" Paul Gwinn and his wife, Suzette, of Seymour; a daughter, Daniel Renée Hotz of Seymour; her parents, Kloyce and Anita Gwinn of Seymour; a brother, Larry Earle Gwinn of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister, Anita Marie "Ann" Myers of Seymour; a granddaughter, Jennifer Prince of Seymour; one uncle, Earl Gwinn of Seymour; three aunts, Mary Lee Clouse of Fort Worth, Texas, Earlene Lee of Roswell, New Mexico, and Peggy Baier of Tucson, Arizona; a cousin (that was thought of as a sister) Earlene Richardson of Arlington, Texas; and many more very dear nieces, nephews and cousins.


Jerry F. Miller
Jerry F. Miller, 76, of Megargel, Texas, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Rosary was said at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, with Clara Miller officiating. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, March 10, at St. Theresa Catholic Church of Olney with the Reverend Raymund Mullan, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Megargel Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Mr. Miller was born August 25, 1922, in Weatherford, Texas. He was a farmer and rancher. He was a member of the St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church and was attending St. Theresa Catholic Church in Olney. He served in the Army during World War II. He served in the American Theater Campaign and received the purple heart and three bronze stars. He received victory medals in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. He was a member of the KJTZ, the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Seymour, Texas. He was a resident of Megargel most of his life.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry W. III, Richard A. and Michael F., all of Junction, Texas; two daughters, Lenora of Brownwood, Texas, and Camela Mendez of Graham, Texas; two brothers, Richard S. of Ennis, Texas, and Henry A. of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Helen Shaffer of Wichita Falls, and Agnes Gentry and Rosie Kulhanek, both of Megargel; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation.


Lois Hammett Fancher
Lois Hammett Fancher, 79, of Wichita Falls, Texas, died March 10, 1999, at United Regional Health Care Center.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at Lunn's Colonial Chapel with Minister Jimmie C. Smith of Harrison, Arkansas, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Fancher was born September 16, 1919, in Wellington, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Crestview Church of Christ. She had been a resident of Wichita Falls for 60 years. She was married to Ervin Andrew Fancher until his death in 1985.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Crampton and Janie Martin, both of Holliday, Texas, and Betty Shelton of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Charles Hammett of Wichita Falls and J.T. Hammett of Bowie, Texas; one sister, Sarah Glaze of Wichita Falls; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Kyle Belmont Ritchie
Kyle Belmont Ritchie, 89, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Wichita Falls.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at First Baptist Church with Dale Turner officiating. Burial was in Vera Cemetery in Vera, Texas, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Ritchie was born March 14, 1909. He and Nina Hardin were married November 20, 1927, in Knox County, Texas. She died October 29, 1995. He was a retired farmer and lived in the Vera community until 1988, when he moved to Idalou. He moved to Wichita Falls on June 5, 1997. He was a Primitive Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Wannell Ray of Amarillo, Texas, and Melba Parham of Vera; two sons, Guindell of Wichita Falls and G.L. of Lubbock, Texas; a sister, Susie Thurmond of Garland, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


Audrey D. Cooke
Audrey D. Cooke, 85, of Goree, Texas, died Thursday, March 11, 1999.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Goree Baptist Church with the Reverend Dick Griffith officiating. Burial was in Brushy Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cooke was born December 14, 1913, in Haskell County, Texas. Her husband, Jim Cooke, died April 3, 1996. She helped her husband farm and raise cattle in Haskell County. She also helped him when he served as city secretary in Goree for 25 years. She was a member of Brushy Missionary Church before becoming a member of Goree Baptist Church. She was involved in the Women's Missionary Union and taught Sunday school for many years.
Survivors include three daughters, Tish Carlson of Fort Worth, Texas, Teresa Quick of Rockwall, Texas, and Robbie Forsberg of Alvarado, Texas; two brothers, J.R. Griffith of Trenton, Tennessee, and Roddy Griffith of California; two sisters, Nettie Partridge of Munday and Beth Ard of Zwolle, Louisiana; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Sonnie Barker
Sonnie Barker, 56, of Lake Graham, Texas, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, in her residence.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Lunn Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Tucker of Bowie, Texas, and Harvey McQueen, minister of Megargel Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Megargel Cemetery.
Mrs. Barker was born July 14, 1942, in Seymour. She and Clarence Barker were married December 28, 1957, in Olney. She was a sales clerk. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She had been a resident of Lake Graham since 1984, moving from Olney.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, David of League City, Texas, and Donald of Granbury, Texas; a brother, Bob McWhorter of Garland, Texas; two sisters, Lahonda Keeter of Elbert, Texas, and Sherry Kellar of Megargel, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Graham, P.O. Box 367, Graham, Texas 76450.


Mildred Huddleston
Mildred Huddleston, 63, of Megargel, Texas, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, in an Olney nursing home.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, in Megargel Cemetery with Harvey McQueen, minister of Megargel Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Miss Huddleston was born September 27, 1935, in Crystal City, Texas. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She had been a resident of Megargel since 1970, moving from Austin.
Survivors include three brothers, Winn of Howe, Texas, Delmer of Plano, Texas, and Harold of Ridgeland, Mississippi; six sisters, Pat Beck of Refugio, Texas, Peggy Chesser and Martha Patterson, both of Alice, Texas, Ginger Gallegos of Highlands, Texas, Carol Nethery of Dayton, Texas, and Betty Andrews of Megargel; and her step-father, D.M. Stump of Megargel.


Oleta Evelyn Stout
Oleta Evelyn Owen Stout, 77, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, in a Hamilton, Texas, hospital.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, at Merriman-Archer Funeral Home in Throckmorton with the Rev. Derrell Marion officiating. Burial was in Throckmorton Cemetery under the direction of Merriman-Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stout was born June 3, 1921. Her husband, C.D. Stout, died in 1984. She was a nurse and lived in Seymour and Throckmorton before moving to Hamilton in 1990. She was a Baptist. A son, Michael Derrell Stout, died in 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Ken of San Bernadino, California, and Dickie of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; a daughter, Vicki Lynn of Abilene, Texas; a sister, Kathleen Machen of Seymour, Texas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Linda C. Bennett
Linda C. Bennett, 51, of Seymour, Texas, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, in Wichita Falls.
A private family service was held at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bennett was born August 24, 1947, in Watertown, New York. She and William Bennett were married June 18, 1980, in Watertown, New York. They moved to Seymour in 1982, where they owned and operated Seymour Marine.
Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Bonnie Clark of Fort Worth, Cris Bullock of Atlanta, and Ruth, Cathy and Rena, all of Watertown, New York; a son, Frank E. Clark Jr. of Bossier City, Louisiana; and 14 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.


Katheleen O. Plummer
Katheleen O. "Kitty" Plummer, 78, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in a Wichita Falls, Texas, hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at First United Methodist Church of Seymour with the Reverend Larry Crumpton, pastor, and Dr. Edward C. Hart officiating. Burial was in Henson Cemetery in Red Springs, Texas, under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Plummer was born May 22, 1921, in Knox County, Texas. She and Glenn Wilson Plummer were married October 29, 1940, in Seymour. He died February 2, 1983. She lived in Knox County and Waco, Texas, before returning to Baylor County. She was a secretary and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Red Springs Home Demonstration Club. Her son, Ronald Rennike Plummer, died July 25, 1945.
Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Coombs of Henrietta, Texas; two sons, Terry of Lubbock, Texas, and Randy of Wichita Falls; a sister, Mary Jo Cowart of Carrollton, Texas; six grandchildren, Darin Plummer of Hillsboro, Texas, Lisa Cunningham of Lubbock, Karla Wright, Crystal Griffin, Dustin Plummer and Mindi Plummer, all of Wichita Falls; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Children's Miracle Network.


Wanda Jones Cooper
Wanda Jones Cooper, 92, of Wichita Falls died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with A.B. Martin, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Seymour Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper was born March 1, 1907, in Baylor County, Texas. She and Walter Edward Cooper were married August 13, 1938, in Seymour. She graduated from Seymour High School. She was employed for many years as a central for the Haskell Telephone Company in Seymour. She lived in Seymour, Knox City and Odessa, Texas. She owned and operated the White's Auto Store in Arkansas Pass, Texas, for 30 years. She moved to Wichita Falls in 1996. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Cooper of Wichita Falls; a brother, Woodrow W. Jones of Fort Worth; and seven nieces and nephews.


Billy Glen Watson
Billy Glen Watson, 47, died Monday, July 19, 1999, in Wichita Falls.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Faith Deliverance Church of God in Christ in Seymour with Elder L.C. Pierce and Elder E.E. Marks officiating. Burial was in Old Seymour Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Watson was born January 27, 1952, in Seymour. He and Barbara Newsome were married July 12, 1990, in Wichita Falls. He was raised in Groesbeck, Texas, and attended Washington High School. He lived in Groesbeck until 1970, when he moved to Seymour. He moved to Wichita Falls in 1988. He worked as a nursing home aide and also coached Little League football and volunteered at Paul Irvin Activity Center. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Maurice Johnson of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Sherry Walker of Oklahoma City; his mother, Pauline of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Charles and Johnny, both of Wichita Falls, and Francis Ray of Seymour; two sisters, Judy Lott and Donna Herring, both of Wichita Falls; and nine grandchildren.


Lillie Ann HudnellLillie Ann Hudnell
Lillie Ann Hudnell, 64, of Wichita Falls died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 23, at First Baptist Church of Dean, Texas, with Brother Steve Havener officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hudnell was born April 21, 1935, in Seymour, Texas, the daughter of the late August, Sr. and Carrie (Wasek) Ermis. She and Don Hudnell were married January 12, 1957, in Grandfield, Oklahoma. She lived in the Wichita Falls area for 55 years and the last 25 years in Dean, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dean. A daughter, Sharon C. Hudnell, died in 1981. She was preceded in death by two brothers, August, Jr. "Gus" Ermis in August of 1973 and Jerome "Jake" Ermis on June 1, 1975.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Donnie Britt of Plano and Ronnie Brad of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Irene Marx of Granbury, Texas, and Henrietta Pavliska of Eagle Lake, Texas; two brothers, Eugene Ermis of Wichita Falls and Wesley Ermis of Edmond, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


Mabel Esther Hampton
Mabel Esther Hampton, 101, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, in Wichita Falls.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, at First Baptist Church in Seymour with the Reverend Glenn Shock officiating. Burial was in Goree, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hampton was born April 10, 1898, in Newton County, Mississippi. She and Samuel Glen Hampton were married December 2, 1917, in Goree. He died August 30, 1975. She came to Knox County in 1912. She lived in Goree, where, at one time, she had substituted as rural mail carrier. She was acting postmaster from 1952-1954. She moved to Seymour in 1962 and then moved to Wichita Falls in 1990. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seymour and had taught Sunday School in Goree and Seymour for 65 years. She was a life member of the Pierian Club and a life member of the Santa Rosa District and Texas Federation of Women's Clubs. A daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Hampton, died in 1922.
Survivors include a daughter, Naomi Phillips of Dallas; a son, Jack of Houston; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.


Naomi Alice Beall
Naomi Alice Caldwell Beall passed away Wednesday, September 1, 1999, in Dorchester, Texas. Born October 29, 1912, to George Arthur Caldwell and Winnie Alice Caldwell at Thomas, Oklahoma, she later attended Southwestern State Teachers College in Weatherford, Oklahoma, where she met Oren Beall. They married June 25, 1935.
After Oren taught in Thomas, Oklahoma, the family moved to Seymour, Texas, where he was principal of the high school for 30 years. She was a devoted mother, raising four children there. Upon retirement in 1974, they moved to Dorchester, where they farmed and became active in their local community and church, the Dorchester Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Manuta Book Club and the Dorchester Women's Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oren Beall.
She is survived by her children, Arthur and his wife, Barbara of Conroe, Texas, Margo and her husband, Charles Rice of Gunter, Texas, Ysleta and her husband, Steve Meek of Kansas City, Missouri, and Gilbert and his wife, Donna of Austin, Texas. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A gifted artist and an encouragement to all, we should endeavor to emulate her caring and giving nature.
Services were held Saturday, September 4, at 10 a.m. at the Dorchester Baptist Church with interment following at Hall Cemetery.
Contributions to the Dorchester Baptist Church Benevolence Fund may be made in lieu of flowers.


Corinne Props New
Corinne Propps New, 89, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Vernon, Texas.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Gilliland Baptist Church with A.B. Martin officiating. Burial was in Gilliland Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mrs. New was born January 18, 1910, in Truscott, Texas. She and Eston New were married in February 1935, in Oklahoma. He died in 1978. She was a graduate of Gilliland High School and attended North Texas Teachers College in Denton, Texas. She lived in Cushing, Oklahoma, until 1946 when she returned to Gilliland where she and her husband operated a service station until 1956. She was a member of Gilliland Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was a pianist for many years.

Survivors include four sons, Parker of Pipe Creek, Texas, Jack of Liberty Hill, Texas, James of Kerrville, Texas, and Lawrence of Amarillo, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.


Audrey D. Cooke
Audrey D. Cooke, 85, of Goree, Texas, died Thursday, March 11, 1999.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Goree Baptist Church with the Reverend Dick Griffith officiating. Burial was in Brushy Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cooke was born December 14, 1913, in Haskell County, Texas. Her husband, Jim Cooke, died April 3, 1996. She helped her husband farm and raise cattle in Haskell County. She also helped him when he served as city secretary in Goree for 25 years. She was a member of Brushy Missionary Church before becoming a member of Goree Baptist Church. She was involved in the Women's Missionary Union and taught Sunday school for many years.

Survivors include three daughters, Tish Carlson of Fort Worth, Texas, Teresa Quick of Rockwall, Texas, and Robbie Forsberg of Alvarado, Texas; two brothers, J.R. Griffith of Trenton, Tennessee, and Roddy Griffith of California; two sisters, Nettie Partridge of Munday and Beth Ard of Zwolle, Louisiana; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


James Aldin "Jimmie" Lee
James Aldin "Jimmie" Lee
On a bright and sunny morning at 10 a.m., Friday, March 19, 1999, in Roswell, New Mexico, James Aldin Lee, better known as Jimmie Lee, left this world for a better life with God.
Jim was 80 years and 6 months of age and knew that every day was a gift from God to be fully lived.
Jim was born September 3, 1918, in Loraine, Texas, to James William and Myrtle Annie Lee. They preceded him in death as well as a son, Kelly Raymond Lee.
He was blessed with seven sisters, three brothers and wonderful Christian heritage.
He is survived by one sister, Viola Modelle Brookshire of Brownsboro; and two brothers, Raymond Ottis Lee of Fairview, Oklahoma, and Elvis Byron Lee of Nashville, Arkansas.
Jimmie Lee married Delia Earlene Gwinn on November 4, 1942, in San Diego. She survives him at the family home.
Jim, the greatest father ever of Bobbie Lee Nichols of El Dorado, Arkansas, Jim Lee Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Joy Lee Mullins of Santa Fe, Becky Lee Cunningham of Carlsbad and Zane Earl Lee of Lake Jackson, Texas.
He was an adored grandfather of Ronda Lee Satterfield of Jackson, Mississippi, Shawn Marietta Jackson of Oyster Creek, Texas, Phillip Scott Nichols of El Dorado, Arkansas, Keith Martin Mullins of Northridge, California, Kenton Richard Mullins of Huntington Beach, California, John William Silcott II of Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Kate Lee of Montgomery, Alabama, Jamie Lee Yearout of Albuquerque, Hannah Joy Cunningham of Carlsbad and James Caleb Cunningham of Carlsbad.
The happiest great-grandfather of Hillary Brooke, Bridgett Nicole, Memmory Lynn and Tiffany Anne Nichols, Jessica Joy Jackson and Courtney Lee Jackson, John William Silcott III, Justin Kien Mullins, Jacob Randall Yearout and Amari Bliss Yearout-Pricer of Albuquerque.
Jim was a member of the West Country Club Road Church of Christ and was a dear and worthy friend to many. Jimmy, throughout his life, wore many hats and he wore them well.
He started out one of 11 children farming in Texas. He was a cowboy for a time and had served our country in World War II in the aircraft industry in San Diego.
He had a talent for sales and did well in insurance and real estate in Arizona and New Mexico. Upon his retirement, he worked part-time at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Roswell.
Always a great storyteller, an avid lover of the great outdoors, a man blessed with a unique and matchless sense of humor but above and beyond all things, Jim Lee stayed a faithful and true servant of God and follower of Jesus all the days of his life.
Pallbearers were Jim's grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy LaGrone, Sam LaGrone, Carroll Newson, Carroll Baccus, Earlis Gleaton, Norman Walker, Morris Snow, Clayton McDaniel, Clint Morrison, Ed Struckle, George Bell, LeRoy Thetford, Cleve Keith, Omer Walker, Hank Glass, Reagan Sweet, Gene Humble, Jesse Vanegas, Dr. Amit Sanyal, Dr. Charles Fenzi, Dr. Jerome Dominic and the elders of Country Club Road Church of Christ.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 22, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Elvis Lee, brother of Jimmie Lee, of Nashville, Arkansas, officiated, assisted by Chris Bertola, elder of West Country Club Church of Christ. Interment followed at South Park Cemetery under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Attending the services of their brother-in-law were Kloyce and Earl Gwinn and Peggy Baier, all of Seymour.


Ella Ree Wisenbaker
Funeral services for Ella Ree Wisenbaker, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 8, 1999 at First Assembly of God Church, Lone Oak, Texas with Rev. O.J. Andrews and Rev. Paul Kuykendall officiating. Graveside services were held Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Bascom Cemetery, in Tyler, Texas under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wisenbaker died at 3:20 a.m. Friday, March 5, in the Heritage in Grand Prairie, Texas, following an extended illness. She was born in Park Hill, Oklahoma, September 23, 1912, the daughter of D.C. and Eva Adams Carter. She has been a resident of Sulphur Springs since 1943.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God, Lone Oak, and a homemaker. She married Clifford Lee Wisenbaker in Hugo, Oklahoma, June 30, 1934.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Nancy Dean Glasco and Lee Glasco, Sr. of Grand Prairie, Texas and Barbara Jean Ezzell and James C. Ezzell of Seymour, Texas; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, by a granddaughter, Leeann Glasco and by five brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers included: Lee Glasco, James C. Ezzell, Fred Wisenbaker, Tim Tolson, Herb File, Nancy Glasco and Barbara Ezzell.


Jessie Alice Blackstone
Jessie Alice Blackstone, 96, died January 23, 1999.

Jessie was born January 5, 1903 in West, Texas to Jess Norman and Cora Hughes Pollard. They moved to Vera when Jesse was three.

Her father ran the star mail route until his death around 1908. Cora then continued the route until her death in 1914.

Jessie then went to live with her grandfather, Taliaferro Hughes, and her uncle Evanda Hughes in Vera, where she lived until 1921, when she married Henry Ernest Blackstone. She was a Dallas resident since 1932.

Besides her parents, Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; a brother, Alfred; a sister, Wanda; and her daughter, Wanda Jane Boden. She is survived by three grandchildren, Celeste Boden of Dallad, Hulley Boden of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Eric Boden of Rockwall, and three great-grandchildren. She leaves thousands of friends and customers from her 65 years with Luzier cosmetics.

Memorial services were held January 29, 1999 in Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas.


Nocona Wilson Jetton
Nocona Wilson Jetton, 88, died Monday, February 22, 1999 in Plaza Medical Center Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

Graveside Services were held February 25, 1999 at Gilliland Cemetery, Gilliland, Texas with A.B. Martin officiating under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday, Texas.

Mrs. Wilson was born August 23, 1910 in Dustin, Oklahoma. She moved from Munday to Fort Worth in August of 1995. She was a retired restaurant owner. She was a Baptist. She married Oscar Lee Wilson in Post, Texas on October 12, 1928. Mr. Wilson died February 12, 1958. She married Mr. James David Jetton November 12, 1964. Mr. Jetton died on December 27, 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, Bessie Sue McCurry of Fort Worth, Texas; three sons, Charlie Robert Wilson of Lake Kemp, Texas, Melvin Lee Wilson of Munday, Texas, and James Richard Wilson of Burkburnett, Texas; three sisters, Loys Gordon of Crowell, Texas; Grace Welch of Knox City, Texas and Mary Hunter of Hess, Oklahoma; one brother, Bill Bell of Kerney, Nebraska; 12 grandchildren 27 great-grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.


Edna Mae Wright
Edna Mae Hennis Wright, 84, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, in a Seymour hospital.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at First Christian Church with Ward Shamblin officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wright was born April 1, 1914, in Knox County, Texas. She and Ralph Clinton Wright were married October 14, 1931, in Frederick, Oklahoma. She moved to Baylor County in 1931. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Oleta Trussel of Rhome, Texas, Jackie Fay Gleghorn and Billie Jo Stevens, both of Seymour; a son Bobby Clinton Wright of Bridgeport, Texas; a sister, Elizabeth Biggerstaff of Olney; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.


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Larry Rhame JohnsonLarry Rhame Johnson
Larry Rhame Johnson, 52, of Amarillo, Texas, died Sunday, November 28, 1999.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, in Friendship Baptist Church with the Reverend Ronnie Tucker, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery by Rector Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson was born in Fort Worth and moved to Amarillo in 1958 from Hobbs, New Mexico. He graduated from Amarillo High School, where he was active in sports and Amarillo College, then attended college at Cameron College in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Johnson was employed by R.L. Polk & Co. for several years before being employed by Marcoa. He also worked for Value Line, KIXZ and NTS. He was a board member and served as president for Moss Lane Club and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Holli Rein and Tracy Carol, both of Dallas; his mother, Billie D. Johnson of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be to Friendship Baptist Church or Moss Lane Club.


Raymond Jerome PetersRaymond
Jerome Peters

Raymond Jerome Peters, 63, a utility manager, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at his Keller home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller. Burial was in Bourland Cemetery in Keller. Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel. Celebrant: Father John Gremmels of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Raymond Peters was born September 3, 1936, on the family farm in Seymour, Texas. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1954. He earned a bachelor of Business Administration from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, now known as Midwestern State University, and a master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Raymond served in the Army for two years, including active duty during the Berlin Wall Crisis.
Raymond began his career in 1961 in the power department of Texas Electric Service Company in Wichita Falls. Throughout his career, he held multiple positions in several departments, including purchasing, accounting, information management and communication services. He retired after 32 years of service in 1993 as Manager of Contracts in Procurement from TU Electric in Dallas. He continued working with TU as an independent consultant until 1998.
Raymond was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Czech Catholic Union of Texas. He served as President of the keller Rural Water Board and was a founding member of the Keller Youth Association, where he took great pride in Little League coaching. Raymond passed away at home, surrounded by family, after a two-year battle with cancer, which he fought with courage and dignity. He will be remembered as a loving husband, fantastic father, guidance counselor and cheerleader for his family. We respect many individuals in our lives, but our family has only one hero.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Christine Peters; and brother, Freddie Peters.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Judy Oechsner Peters; sons, Jeffrey Peters and his wife, Cynthia of Burleson, Samuel Peters of Dallas and Gregory Peters of Keller; daughters, Jill Rankin and her husband, Daniel, of Arlington and Paige Peters of Dallas; sisters, Patricia John of Brownsville, Jeanette Campbell of Corpus Christi and Pamela Kelley of Mesquite; grandchildren, Luke Peters, Rachel Peters, Ireland Rankin; and beloved uncle, Ben Marak of Seymour.


Ailene E. Studer
Ailene E. Studer, 79, died at her residence in Carlton, Texas, Thursday, December 2, 1999.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carlton Cemetery.
Mrs. Studer was born February 10, 1920, in Seymour, Texas. She married J.D. Studer on February 12, 1938, in Seymour. He preceded her in death December 25, 1985. Mrs. Studer was a member of the Church of Christ and had lived in Carlton since 1972, moving there from Seymour and Lubbock. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Murphy of Dublin, Texas, and Kay Stone of Stephenville; two sons, Johnny Studer of Hico, Texas, and Richard Studer of Waco, Texas; three sisters, Pat Sanders of Stamford, Texas, Mary Alewine of Lubbock, Texas, Viola Roberts of Slaton, Texas; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, J.R. Curry.


James Stripling
Funeral services for James Stripling, 84, of Miller Grove were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Miller Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Guy Mays and Rev. Brummit officiating. Burial was in Miller Grove Cemetery.

He died Thursday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

He was born January 4, 1915 in Cole, Oklahoma. He married Geneva Garmon July 23, 1923, in Hopkins County. He was a retired machinist and farmer.

Mr. Stripling was a member of the Miller Grove Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher, a Deacon, and song leader at the church.

He is survived by his wife of Miller Grove; a son, James Richard of Seymour; two daughters, Jeanetta Smith of Denton and Anita Kay Stripling of Miller Grove; two brothers, Bruce C. Stripling of Miller Grove and Luke Morris Stripling of Dickerson; two sisters, Georgia McCord of Sulphur, Oklahoma and Ila Marable of Greenville; three grand-children, Austin Smith of College Station, M.W. Stripling of Seymour, and Kim Hollar of Henrietta; and three great-grandchildren, Hayden, Brady, and Cole Hollar of Henrietta.


Billy Jo HardinJudge Billy Jo Hardin
Billy Jo Hardin, age 77, of Seymour, Texas, died Saturday, January 30, 1999, at the Seymour Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 1999, at the First Presbyterian Church in Seymour with Dr. Edward C. Hart officiating. Services are under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Hardin was born December 14, 1921, in Eastland, Texas. He attended Seymour Schools and graduated from Seymour High School in 1939. He then attended Texas A&M University. He served as a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the 8th Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters. He was employed by AMOCO Production Company and its predecessors for twenty-six years before returning to Seymour in 1976. He served as manager of the Seymour Chamber of Commerce for a short time and then served as Municipal Judge for the City of Seymour for fourteen years. He and Ruth Crownover were married January 23, 1947, in Seymour.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Crownover Hardin of Seymour; one son, Jack Hardin of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Jill McMillan of Wichita Falls, Texas; two grandchildren, Cody Dickson and Miki McMillan; two brothers, Bobby Hardin of Hemphill, Texas, and George Hardin of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Jackie L. Hardin of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and two cousins, Marguerite McNeill and Helen Quisenberry, both of Seymour.


Ann Web Woodall
Ann Web Woodall, 86, died Thursday, January 14, 1999, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 22 at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.

Mrs. Webb was born October 12, 1912, in Seymour, Texas. She was a member of the Wilshire Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Holmes of Mexico and Sandra Woodall of Great Britain; a sister, Ollie Davidson of Kilgore, Texas; and three grandchildren.


Ruby Olene Cooper
Ruby Olene Cooper, 91, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, in Seymour.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 1999, in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour with Dr. Ed Hart officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cooper was born August 15, 1907, in Texas. She was a licensed vocational nurse and worked at the Seymour Hospital for many years. She moved to Westview Care Center in 1993.

Survivors include nieces and cousins.


ChloDell Craddock
ChloDell Craddock, 66, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, in a Henrietta hospital.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 25 at Assembly of God of Byers, Texas, with the Rev. James Keenum, pastor, and the Rev. Rick Ergle, pastor of First Baptist Church of Petrolia, Texas, officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Byers under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Craddock was born October 23, 1932, in Bomarton, Texas. She attended the Byers Assembly of God and was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Gary Deuberry of Byers; two daughters; Vickie Luttrell of Byers and Janice Henderson of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren; one uncle Horace Floyd; cousins, Keg Chamberlain, and Billie Latham all of Seymour, Texas.


Trula Nelson BurkettTrula Nelson Burkett
Trula Nelson Burkett, 78, of Olney, died Friday, January 22, 1999, in an Olney hospital.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, at First Baptist Church of Olney with the Reverend Greg Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Vera, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.

Mrs. Burkett was born June 13, 1920, in Vera. She and William Artie Nelson were married July 15, 1939, in Archer City, Texas. He died November 29, 1978. She and Robert Burkett were married June 28, 1980, in Olney. She was a retired licensed vocational nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was employed by Dr. Schlomach in Archer City for 12 years. She was responsible for starting the Sunday School Nursery at the First Baptist Church of Archer City. She had been a resident of Archer City since 1939 and moved to Olney in 1981.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Ronnie Nelson of Houston and Lee Nelson of Oklahoma; a stepson, Travis Nelson of Archer City; two stepdaughters, Glenda Martin of Archer City and Patsie Dodd of Wichita Falls; a brother, Van Kuykendall of Seymour; two sisters, Juanita Purdom of Plainview and Marguet Bland of Dimmitt, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 734, Olney, Texas 76374; or to Hamilton Hospital Foundation, in care of Burkett Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 158, Olney, Texas 76374.


Billy J. Moore
Billy J. Moore, 68, of Sunset, Texas, died Sunday, January 17, 1999, in a Bowie hospital.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 1999, at First Baptist Church of Sunset with Brother M.L. Milton officiating. Burial was in West Bridgeport Cemetery under the direction of Hawkins Funeral Home.

Mr. Moore was born July 3, 1930, in Seymour, Texas. He and Joyce Lemme were married September 12, 1959, in Bridgeport. He was a veteran of the Army. He had been a resident of Sunset for 40 years. He was a rural letter carrier and belonged to the State & National Rural Letter Carriers Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sunset.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Carrie Tucker of Bowie; two daughters, Brenda of Vashti and Karen of Sunset; seven brothers, Harry, Harvey, John, Richard, Dean, A.K. "Dinky" and Marshall; two sisters, Pauline Russell and Nell Whitson; and two grandchildren.


Mr. William Andrew "Bill" Hammes
Mr. William Andrew "Bill" Hammes, age 42, died Sunday, January 16, 1999, at Mineral Wells, Texas following a sudden heart attack.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 1999, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Vernon, Texas, with Reverend Rusty Leavitt, Pastor, officiating. Interment was at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

Mr. Hammes was born December 20, 1956, at Dallas, Texas, a son of John and Marie O'Rear Hammes. He married Jackie Gfeller October 28, 1989, at Vernon. He attended Jesuit High School and relocated to Vernon in 1981, where he operated Snap-On Tool business. He was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Vernon. He coached several local Little League teams. He was a past President of the Wilbarger County Bass Club, where he was an avid member since its inception.

Survivors include his wife Jackie of the home; three sons, William Andrew Hammes Jr. of Almamogordo, New Mexico, Brian Hammes and Jacob Hammes both of Vernon; one daughter, Kimberly Hammes of Haskell, Texas; his mother, Marie Hammes of Rowlett, Texas; two brothers, John Hammes and James Hammes both of Rowlett; and two grandchildren, Britny and Bridget Hammes.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1988 and one brother David Hammes in 1960.

Pallbearers were Bill Hanley, Donald Tomlinson, Jeff Muessig, Pat Duvall, John Godsey, Kim Ditmore, Rudy Koch and John O'Rear.


Tommye L. Harlan
Tommye Loraine Harlan, 70, died Friday, January 8, 1999, in a Seymour, Texas hospital.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 10 in Goree, Texas, Cemetery with Kent Trainham officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harlan was born August 10, 1928, in Knox County, Texas. She was a postal employee in Goree and attended Methodist Nursing School. She was a dorm mother in Lubbock, Texas from 1969-1973. She returned to Munday to work as a licensed vocational nurse. She worked at the Seymour Hospital Authority.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Hamilton of Huntington Beach, California; her mother, Ola Coffman of Munday; and a grandson.


Grace Medaline Jones
Grace Medaline Jones, 89, died Sunday, January 10, 1999, in Abilene, Texas.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at Goree First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Teel officiating. Burial was in Goree Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday, Texas.

Mrs. Jones was born October 31, 1909, in Newton, Miss. She and Felton Jones were married August 20, 1933, in Goree. She lived in Goree, moving to Sonora in 1933, and from Sonora to San Angelo in 1940. She moved from San Angelo to Abilene in May of 1998. She was a school teacher and a member of San Angelo First Baptist Church. She was a member of PTA and Literary Review and Texas State Teachers Association.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Sandra Thompson of Hamlin, Texas; a sister, Mabel Hampton of Wichita Falls; and three step-grandchildren.


Josie Melissa Dyer
Josie Melissa Dyer, 94, of Seymour, died Friday, February 19, 1999, in Seymour nursing home.

Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 1999 at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bud Branson, minister of the Seymour Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dyer was born February 3, 1905, in Comanche County, Texas. She and Jodie Dyer were married October 21, 1921, in Baylor County, Texas. He died July 26, 1985. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seymour Church of Christ. She moved to Baylor County in 1912.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.


L.D. Allen
L.D. Allen, 83, died Friday, February 19, 1999, in a local hospital.

Services were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 1999 at Red Springs Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jack Bennett officiating. Burial was in the Vera Cemetery in Vera, Texas, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mr. Allen was born January 26, 1916, in Jack County, Texas. He and Irene Welch were married December 5, 1937. He moved to Vera in 1923 and was a farmer. He was a member of the Red Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John E. of Seymour; two sisters, Lois Welch of Gilliland, Texas; and Louise Clark of Olton, Texas; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Valerie Hall Lewis
Valerie Hall Lewis, age 76, of Archer City, Texas, died Sunday, February 21, 1999 in a Wichita Falls hospital.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Archer City with Roger Deerinwater officiating. Burial was in the Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lewis was born August 5, 1922 at Red River County, Texas. She moved to Westover, Texas as a small child where she attended the Westover Schools. She and O.W. "Winfrey" Lewis were married July 29, 1939 in Seymour, Texas. She and O.W. moved to Archer County in 1942 where she resided throughout the remainder of her life. She had owned and operated several restaurants in Archer City including the Wildcatter and the Red Barn. They also owned the Country Kitchen in Kadane Corner. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Archer City where she had taught Sunday School for more than 50 years and had taught the Rhoda Class for the past twenty-five years. She was also a very active member of the Women's Missionary Union.

Survivors include: her husband, O.W. of Archer City; 3 daughters, Amy Posey and Mandy Harris, both of Archer City, and Nancy Herring of Newcastle, Texas; 1 son, Lynn Lewis of Archer City; 1 sister, Wanda Pickard of Archer City; 2 brothers, Handel Hall of Archer city and Frank Hall of Colleyville; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 756, Archer City, Texas 76351.


Carmen L. Perryman
Carmen L. Perryman, 95, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 1999 in Duncan, Oklahoma.

Services were held Wednesday, February 17, 1999 in Marlow, Oklahoma.

Survivors include a son, Cecil Perryman of Seymour, Texas and 6 other children; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.


Earl Howard Glaze
Earl Howard Glaze, 83, of Seymour died Thursday, February 11, 1999, in a Seymour hospital.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 14, 1999, at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Griffin officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Glaze was born February 20, 1915, in Abilene, Texas. He and Nadine Mayers were married April 3, 1941, in Wichita Falls. He moved to Seymour in 1928 and was an auto mechanic for Vincent's Garage in Seymour. He retired in 1977 and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Elton, Sterling and Ronald, all of Seymour; five sisters, Vera Wirz, Winifred Farris and Myrtle Perkins, all of Seymour, Martha Gentry of Lovington, N.M., and Hazel Lassiter of Corpus Christi, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.


Charles Allen Bradford
Charles Allen Bradford, age 73, of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, February 13, 1999, in Duncan Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 1999, at the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel in Duncan, Oklahoma, with Dow Pannell and Reverend Jimmy Ferguson, officiating. Interment was the in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Bradford was born December 13, 1925, in Vera, Texas. He married Bettye Jo Deadwiley on April 21, 1950, in Lovington, New Mexico. He worked in Facility Design Construction for Halliburton Services, retiring in 1991 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church and was a Mason. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Bettye, of the home; his mother, Maudie Belle Vowell Bradford, of Wichita Falls, Texas; by one son, Ronald Allen Bradford, of Duncan, Oklahoma; by three brothers, Billy Ray Bradford of Andrews, Texas, Travis Bradford of Dallas, Texas, and Garland Bradford of Georgia; by three sisters, Louise Campbell and Betty Fay Lambert, both of Iowa Park, Texas, and Joye King of Houston, Texas; and by two grandchildren, Tara Leann Bradford and Rebecca Lyn Bradford.

Mr. Bradford was preceded in death by his father, Allen Monroe Bradford; by a daughter, Scarlette Sue Bradford; and by two brothers, Bobby Dean Bradford and Donald Bradford.

Pallbearers were Harold Ferrell, Danny Whitney, Mike Powers, Kenneth Pennington, Kenneth Simmons, Robert Parkhurst, Harvey Goodman and Harris Powers. Honorary pallbearers were Alton Hutto, Raymond McSpadden, Homer Powers, Lenard Morrow, Alvin Wagner, Him Booth and Bob Randolph.


Thelma Brooks
Thelma Brooks, age 88, of Bowie, Texas, passed away Thursday, February 11, 1999, in the Bowie Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, at the Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Chapel in Bowie, with the Reverend Ron Abbott, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Bowie, officiating. Interment was in the Brush Cemetery in Bowie, under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brooks was born May 13, 1910, in Midlothian, Texas. She had been a resident of Bowie for 37 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Bowie. Her husband, Edgar Brooks, passed away in October, 1987.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Bernice Castleberry of Gladewater, Texas, and by several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Allen Ray Crites, Jerry McClendon, Milford Sims, Joe Wadsworth, James McClendon and Lloyd Gilbert.


Loveta Marie Lee Smith
Loveta Marie Lee Smith was born June 17, 1916 in Seymour, Texas and passed into God's loving arms January 6, 1999 in Mesa, Arizona.

Services were held at 11 a.m. January 11 at Miles Mortuary Chapel with Udon McSpaddin, officiating. Burial was in the Pinal Cemetery at Central Heights, Arizona. Under direction of Paul Damron Funeral Home of Miami, Arizona.

Loveta was the second of five children born to Druery and Mary Ella Lee. After graduating from Seymour High School, Loveta worked as a telephone operator. In 1943, she and her sister, Ada Belle came to Arizona. They lived in Phoenix and continued working for the telephone company.

December 4, 1944, Loveta married John Doyle Smith, who was serving in the United States Army. They lived in California until John's discharge in 1945. They then moved to the Globe, Arizona area. In 1947 they bought a home that they shared until John's death in 1976. They had one daughter, Kathy.

Loveta's home and her family were her life. She helped her family and was an active participant when her beloved grandchildren, Susan and Josh were growing up. She was always available to baby-sit or read a story or wipe away a tear. Her greatest joy was her great grandchildren, Markie and Kayla. She carried their pictures for all to see. Her love and devotion will be sorely missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband John, brothers Orlin (Bud) Lee and Arnold Lee and in October 1998 by her sister Ada Belle. She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Axsom and her husband, Gary of Mesa, Arizona, granddaughter, Susan Evans of Apache Junction, Arizona, grandson Josh Evans and his wife, Susan of Globe, Arizona, great-grandchildren. Mark and Kayla Daou of Apache Junction, Arizona. She is also survived by brother Ernest Lee and his wife, Emma of Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Loveta was a woman of great compassion and kindness. She was well liked and respected by all who knew her. Her family is very grateful to have been blessed by having her in their lives.


Roy Lee McClung III
Roy Lee "Trey" McClung III, 36, died Friday, February 5, 1999, in his residence in Seymour.

Services were held at 4 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 1999, at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Darrell Smith and the Rev. Tony McGee, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mr. McClung was born July 20, 1962, in Albuquerque, N.M. He graduated from high school in Gretna, Nebraska in 1980. He was a 1984 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received his ag economics degree. He then worked for Olney Savings and Loan in Olney for four years. He returned to college to obtain his degree as a radiology technician in 1993. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, R.L. and Carol Jean of Seymour; two sisters, Gena Morris of Seymour and Sara Hunter of Dimmitt, Texas; maternal grandparents, Jim and Anna Bell Richardson of Seymour; and paternal grandmother, Rose Nell Biggerstaff of Wichita Falls; four nephews, Ross, Ryan and Reagan Hunter and Mitch Morris; one niece, Macie Morris.

The family requests memorials be made to the Calvary Baptist Church of Seymour.


Heather Casillas ShugartHeather Casillas Shugart
Heather Casillas Shugart of Schweinfurt, Germany, formerly of Seymour, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 17, 1999, in a German hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Archer Funeral Home. Services will be on Saturday, April 24, at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Seymour with the Reverend Richard Eldredge officiating. Burial will be in the Benjamin, Texas, Cemetery, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Shugart was born December 6, 1975, in San Rafael, California. She and Matt Shugart were married January 28, 1995, in Seymour, Texas. She graduated from Seymour High School. She was a homemaker and loving mother.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Cyerrah Dawn, 3 years, and a son, Zacher Taylor, 1 1/2 years, both of Germany; her parents, Leonard and Lisa Casillas of Seymour; her grandparents, Jesse and Pearl Casillas of Hobbs, New Mexico; three brothers, Jesse Lee and Daniel of Seymour, and Chad of California; a sister, Danielle of Granger, Texas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Johnnie Lee LewisJohnnie Lee Lewis
Johnnie Lee Lewis, 52, of Quanah, Texas, died Monday, April 12, 1999, in his residence.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Round Timber Cemetery with the Reverend Glenn Shock, pastor of First Baptist Church in Seymour, officiating. Burial was in Round Timber Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home with military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7871.
Mr. Lewis was born January 9, 1947, in Olney, Texas. He and Nina Sue Watts were married April 15, 1967, in Holliday, Texas. She died January 1, 1998. He enlisted in the Army and served at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, and later at Earlangan, Germany. He was discharged February 23, 1967. After his discharge from the Army he returned to Seymour. He owned and operated Sue's Baithouse. He had lived in Quanah since 1985.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Lee Reinhardt of Quanah and Amy Lynn King of Crowell, Texas; a son, Johnnie Ray of Quanah; his mother, Marietta Howe of Wichita Falls; his father and stepmother, John Wallace and Sally Lewis of Hollis, Oklahoma; five sisters, Nancy "Katie" Smith and Kathie Herbert, both of Wichita Falls, Suzie Driver of Phoenix, Arizona, Yvonne Finley of Quanah and Lathell of Hollis, Oklahoma; five brothers, Glenn Howe of Seymour, Wallace of Allen, Oklahoma, Cecil of Mangum, Oklahoma, Gary of Gould, Oklahoma, and Steven of Lamesa, Texas; and three grandchildren.


Mildred Weckar
Mildred Lovell Weckar, age 66, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999 in Stamford, Texas.
Services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Megee officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, Texas. Services are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home in Seymour, Texas.
Mrs. Weckar was born January 19, 1933 in Albany, Texas. She was a lifetime resident of Seymour and a homemaker. She and Charles James Weckar were married October 11, 1947 in Munday, Texas. He died April 7, 1993. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include: three sons, Billy of Flower Mound, Texas, Charles Eugene of Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Travis of Wichita Falls, Texas; two daughters, Tonya Thorn of Seymour, Texas and Shelley Crawford of Stamford, Texas; her mother, Jewel Ford of Seymour, Texas; four sisters, Wynona Harper of Wichita Falls, Texas, Charlotte Dixon of Seymour, Texas; Janie Krcik of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Martha Whitford of Knox City, Texas and 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.


Mildred Mercer Stowe
Mildred Mercer Stowe, 87, of Olney, Texas, died Monday, May 3, 1999, in an Olney hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Doug Whiting, pastor, and Scotte Clark, minister of the Hamilton Street Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in the Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas, under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
She was born August 3, 1911, in Godley, Texas, to the late Isaac Ernest and Eunice (Moore) Mercer. She and Clarence B. Stowe were married December 25, 1931, in Decatur, Texas. He preceded her in death February 9, 1991. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder. She was a graduate of Olney High School in 1929. She was licensed vocational nurse at Hamilton Hospital for 15 years. Mildred was an instructor at the Hamilton Hospital School of Nursing. She was a homemaker. She moved to Young County in 1918.
Survivors include two sons: Glenn Stowe and wife, Helen of Gainesville, Texas, Dink Stowe and wife, Patsy, of San Angelo, Texas; two daughters, Louise Andrews and husband, Arch of Archer City, Texas, Brenda Boydston and husband, Don, of Olney; one brother, Lyle Mercer and wife, Dana, of Whitesboro, Texas; one sister, Bertie Ballard of Olney; one, brother-in-law, Lavell Meaders and wife, Wylodene, of Seymour, Texas; one sister-in-law, Lavina Mercer of Bowie, Texas; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Hospital, Box 158, Olney, Texas 76374 or the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Box 756, Olney, Texas 76374.


Bettye Dycus Moss
Bettye Dycus Moss, 86, died Monday, May 3, 1999, in a Seymour hospital.
Services were held Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Shock, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Moss was born May 17, 1912, in Seymour, Texas. She and Hall Dycus were married June 19, 1932, in Seymour, Texas. He died December 13, 1977. She and Clifton Elliott Moss were married September 12, 1979, in Seymour. He died November 20, 1998. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include two daughters, Bettye J. Dalton and Helen M. Busby, both of Seymour; a sister, Dorothy Ray of Roseburg, Oregon; a brother, Wesley Hayley of Seymour; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


Kenneth Ray Hibbits
Kenneth Ray Hibbits, 66, of Graham died Saturday, April 3, 1999, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at Morrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Buddy Moore, pastor of Salem-Crestview United Methodist Church, and Rev. Joe Finfrock, pastor of Oak Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Pioneer Cemetery.
Mr. Hibbits was born May 12, 1932, in Throckmorton, Texas. He and Barbara Boyd were married March 21, 1975, in Breckenridge, Texas. He was a veteran of the Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He moved to Graham in 1943 from New Braunfels, Texas, and was a charter commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8576, in Graham. He was a member of Salem-Crestview United Methodist Church and was a retired drilling superintendent for Wes-Mor Oil Company.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Connie of Seymour, Texas; three sons, Neal of Weatherford, Texas, Kenneth R. of Seymour and Kerry Mack of Abilene, Texas; a stepdaughter, Patricia Braddock of Graham; two step-sons, Dewayne Osborn of Graham and Gary Osborn of Wichita Falls; a sister, Billie McClanahan of Graham; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Lavada Jones
Lavada Jones, 86, died Monday, April 26, 1999, in a Seymour hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour with the Rev. Tony Megee, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones was born April 24, 1913, in Bryan County, Oklahoma. She and Ben Aaron Jones were married July 21, 1933, in Seymour. He died August 31, 1990. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She worked for Meals on Wheels in Seymour for 11 years, retiring in 1997. She moved with her family to Gainesville, Texas, and then to Seymour. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. A daughter, Hazel Parker, died August 1997.
Survivors include four daughters, Peggy Blankenship of Wichita Falls, and Wanda Cook, Shirley Huddleston and Nancy Robertson, all of Seymour; a son, Kenneth Boyd of Odessa; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


Thomas H. Faulkner
Thomas H. Faulkner, of Garland, died Friday, April 2, 1999, in Baylor Hospital of Dallas.
Williams Funeral Home held services Tuesday, April 6, 1999. Reverend Jim Everidge and Reverend Billy Harris officiated the service at First Baptist Church of Sachse. Burial was at Sachse Cemetery.
Mr. Faulkner was born March 30, 1934, in Seguin, Texas. He and Peggy Sprowls formerly of Seymour, were married July 1, 1955 in Hobbs, New Mexico. He was retired from E-Systems and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sachse, Texas. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge #441.
Survivors include his wife, daughters and sons-in-law; Teresa Coles of Garland, Texas, Kimberly and Donny Bordelon of Bedford, Texas, Lori and Doug White of Decatur, Texas, Diane Faulkner of Garland, Texas, brother and sister-in-law; Jimmy D. and Beryl Faulkner of Abilene, Texas, Uncle Charles Thomas and wife Judy of Alvin, Texas and Robert Coles of Garland, Texas and 8 grandchildren.


Dudley Vaughan Keith
Dudley Vaughan Keith, 72, of Mount Enterprise, Texas, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, in a Dallas hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul T. Jhant, pastor of Bible Baptist Church in McKinney, officiating. Burial was in Round Timber Cemetery.
Mr. Keith was born May 9, 1926, in Sayre, Oklahoma. He and Mary Jane Cross were married May 9, 1949, in Amarillo, Texas. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a rancher and a boot saddle maker. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, David Lynn of Beaumont, Texas, Dudley Allan of Georgetown, Texas, and Daniel Brent of Gonzales, Texas; four brothers, Welton of Fort Worth, Lloyd of Bethany, Oklahoma, Joe of Jermyn, Texas and George of Jacksboro; and five grandchildren.


Thay Martin Cunningham
Lyddia Thay Cunningham, 83, of Abilene, died Tuesday, April 20 at a Abilene hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, 1999, at the Southern Hills Church of Christ Chapel with John Risse officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cunningham was born in Red Springs and lived in Abilene most of her life. She attended Abilene Christian University. She was the widow of C.W. Cunningham. She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Clifford Winston Cunningham Jr. of Wichita Falls; three daughters, Shirley Jean Cunningham of Dalton, GA., Dorothy Jo Young of Pittsfield, Mass., and Carol Ann Brabbin of Abilene; two brothers, A.B. Martin Jr. and Forrest Martin, both of Red Springs; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.


Grady Williams
Grady Williams, 95, of Goree, Texas, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in a Munday nursing home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at First United Methodist Church in Goree with Dr. Bruce Parks and the Reverend Lenard Brothers officiating. Burial was in Brushy Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Williams was born January 27, 1904, in Williamson County, Texas. He married Susie McFarland on April 29, 1961, in Abilene, Texas. He was a member of Goree First United Methodist Church. He was a former Goree City Council Member. He attended Simmons College in Abilene and graduated from Draughon's Business College in Abilene. He was a retired farmer and rancher. He moved from Williamson County to south of Goree in 1908, where he farmed and ranched until retiring.
Survivors include his wife; one sister, Bernice Rutherford of Lubbock, Texas; three grandchildren, Glynn Williams of Lewisville, Texas, Bill Williams of Euless, Texas, and Mrs. Terry (Paula) Turner of Hurst, Texas; and four great-grandchildren, John Williams of Euless, Taylor Turner, Cody Turner and Mason Turner, all of Hurst.


William Marcus Beck
William Marcus Beck, 89, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in an Oklahoma City nursing home.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home with Dr. Issac Butterworth, minister of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in True, Texas, Cemetery.
Mr. Beck was born October 16, 1909, in Seymour, Texas. He and Emma Roberta Gay were married in 1932 in Olney, Texas. He was fire chief and a firefighter at Sheppard Air Force Base for 30 years before his retirement in 1971. He lived in Wichita Falls for 60 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was an instructor for the Red Cross in life saving techniques. He was a member of Christ United Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Shirley Barragan of Midland, Texas, Billie Jean of Duncanville, Texas, and Barbara Yates of Oklahoma City; a brother, James D. of Graham, Texas; a sister, Lucy Blewett of Jefferson, Texas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Oklahoma City.


J.T. Wall
J.T. Wall, 73, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Wichita Falls.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Wall was born September 26, 1925, in Seymour, Texas. He and Marie Claire Irene Reynolds were married in 1959. He served in the Navy for 31 years and retired with the rank of Chief Petty Officer, serving in World War II in the Pacific, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired and managed the dining hall of Sheppard Air Force Base. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Scottish Rites. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the AARP and Fleet Reserve.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Joyce Waldrip of Houston, Joanne Over of Rocksberry, Pennsylvania, and Sheila Buckley of Australia; two sisters, Totsie Cade of Paducah, Texas, and Vera Studer of Seymour; a brother, D.D. of Seymour; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Willis Edward Laney
Willis Edward "Cowboy" Laney, 71, of Abilene, died Friday, March 26, 1999, in Abilene.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 U.S. Highway 277 South, with the Reverend Mike Patterson officiating. Graveside services were held at 5:30 p.m. in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, Texas.
Mr. Laney was born in Seymour, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He was an oilfield truck driver for McAlister Trucking Co. for 25 years before his retirement. He moved to Abilene from Seymour in the 1950s. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Eddie Laney of Midland; two brothers, J.R. Laney of Colleyville and Loyd Laney of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Lois Moore of Wichita Falls, Betty Brigham of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and Dorothy Kozdera of Carlsbad, California; three granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, Texas 79604.


Edna Jackson Palmer
Edna Jackson Palmer, 80, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Dallas.
Services were held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at Restland Wildwood Chapel with the Reverend James Burt officiating. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Restland Funeral Home.
Mrs. Palmer was born March 28, 1918, in Seymour, Texas. She was employed at Lester Melnick for 31 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sisters, Juanita Parker and Marian F. Dale; and two brothers, Hollis Jackson and Perry L. Jackson.


W.C. 'Dub' RiordanW.C. 'Dub' Riordan
W.C. "Dub" Riordan, 77, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, in a Wichita Falls Hospital.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with Reverend David Adair, pastor of Southwest Baptist Church, and the Reverend Chad Stubblefield officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mr. Riordan was born November 9, 1921, in Brownwood, Texas. He was owner of Top-O-Texas Termite & Pest Control. He was a member of Southwest Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Clara of Wichita Falls; two sons, Larry of Olathe, Kansas, and Nick Hoepfner of Lakeside City, Texas; a daughter, Joan Riddles of Wichita Falls; a brother, Cecil of Big Spring, Texas; a sister, Jewell of Carlsbad, New Mexico; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Attending the funeral were sisters-in-law,FronySimaichl, Theresa Sykora and Mina Fetsch; nieces and nephews, Janie Howe, Jerry, Kathy, Jeremy and Justin Ermis, Derrall, Judy, Kayla and Andrew Holden, Mary Ann Clairday, Pete, Luke and Little Pete Ermis. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.


Delma Loetta Freeman
Delma Loetta Freeman, 71, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Wichita Falls.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Throckmorton Church of Christ with the Reverend Claude Brown and Royce Priddy officiating. Burial was in Throckmorton Cemetery under the direction of Merriman-Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Freeman was born December 31, 1927, in Bridgeport, Texas. She and Norris Freeman were married August 30, 1948, in Plainview, Texas. She lived in Brownfield, Seymour and Throckmorton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Throckmorton Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Stasha Siegert of Throckmorton; a sister, Sue Shumate of Seymour; and two grandchildren.


Corinne Props New
Corinne Propps New, 89, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Vernon, Texas.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Gilliland Baptist Church with A.B. Martin officiating. Burial was in Gilliland Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. New was born January 18, 1910, in Truscott, Texas. She and Eston New were married in February 1935, in Oklahoma. He died in 1978. She was a graduate of Gilliland High School and attended North Texas Teachers College in Denton, Texas. She lived in Cushing, Oklahoma, until 1946 when she returned to Gilliland where she and her husband operated a service station until 1956. She was a member of Gilliland Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was a pianist for many years.
Survivors include four sons, Parker of Pipe Creek, Texas, Jack of Liberty Hill, Texas, James of Kerrville, Texas, and Lawrence of Amarillo, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.


Virginia Louise TaylorVirginia Louise Taylor
Virginia Louise Taylor, age 70, of Clyde, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 17, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the First Assembly of God Church in Clyde with Reverend Charles Morgan officiating. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Hamlin Memorial Cemetery in Hamlin, Texas.
She was born in Seymour, Texas, October 5, 1928. She had lived in Clyde since 1994, moving there from Lubbock, Texas, where she worked for Mrs. Baird's Bakery for 26 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clyde. She married Charles Taylor in Lubbock on May 12, 1961. He died on May 8, 1995.
She is survived by two sons, Terry Comer and his wife, Brenda, of Clyde, and Bill Taylor of Austin, Texas; two stepdaughters, Tiny Deaton and Frida Webber, both of Lake Dallas, Texas; one sister, Nannie Lively of Lubbock; one brother, Jason Stewart of Henrietta, Texas; two grandchildren, Terry Comer II of Abilene, Texas, and Natalie Comer of Clyde; one great-grandchild, Jordan Comer of Abilene; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Gerald Don Lively, Jerry Jones, Chuck Moody, Bill McCarty, Richard Welch, Monty Huffman, Doyle Garrett and Greg Welch.


John Robert BeamonJohn Robert Beamon
John Robert Beamon, 58, died Sunday, April 18, 1999.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Faith Deliverance Church with Edward Mark officiating. Burial was in Old Seymour Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Beamon was born September 27, 1940, in Cooper, Texas. He and Brenda Russell were married October 23, 1976. He was a farm laborer and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, James, Christopher and Billy Earl, all of Wichita Falls; three daughters, Vera Nell Hardamon of Seymour; Barbara Lockwood of Dallas and Terry Dockins of Munday, Texas; a brother, Willie of Wichita Falls; nine sisters, Clarice Watson, Alma Sims, Ada Vaughn, Celestine Mark and Sharon Flowers, all of Wichita Falls, Betty Patton of Seymour, Patricia Watson and Bernice Flowers, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Rosa Lee of Mansfield, Texas; and seven grandchildren.


Millard Cates, Jr.
Millard Cates, Jr. 76, of Weatherford, Texas, died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at his residence in Weatherford.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Weatherford with Rev. Kenneth Watson, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery in Olney, Texas, under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Mr. Cates was born June 5, 1922, in Smith Center, Kansas, to the late Millard and Nellie (Logan) Cates, Sr. He and Lillian Kunkel were married September 3, 1944, in Denver, Colorado. He was a charter member of the Trinity Lutheran Church for 40 years. He retired from General Dynamics after 33 years as a technical buyer and was a member of the Management Club. He was also a farmer. He was a resident of Weatherford, Texas, since 1958, moving from Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Dean Cates in 1950; three brothers, Forest, Glen, and James Cates, and one sister, Sylvia Kusel.
Survivors include his wife: Lillian Cates of Weatherford, Texas; one brother, Dale Cates of Smith Center, Kansas; two sisters, Juanita Palmer of Smith Center, Kansas, Laura Elizabeth Hamilton and her husband, Boyd, of Cawker City, Kansas; two brothers-in-law, Leonard Kunkel and his wife Hilda, of Seymour, Texas, Edgar V. Kunkel and his wife Edalene, of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister-in-law, Lu Kunkel of Louisville, Kentucky; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends.
Viewing on Saturday will be from 10 a.m. until service time at Trinity Lutheran Church in Weatherford, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Building Fund, 1500 Ball Street, Weatherford, Texas 76086.


H.P. “Pete” Peterson
H.P. “Pete” Peterson, 74, of Olney, Texas, died Monday, March 22, 1999, in an Olney hospital.
Graveside services were held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in Megargel Cemetery in Megargel, Texas, with Rev. Al Woodard retired former pastor of Megargel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Mr. Peterson was born June 3, 1924, in West Frankford, Illinois, to the late Hobart G. and Jewel Effie (McKenzie) Peterson. He and Mary Jo Willis were married November 12, 1945, in Fort Worth, Texas. She preceded him in death August 24, 1997. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Megargel. He was in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a retired teacher, coach and farmer. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan College in 1949. He coached and taught school in Megargel from 1949 to 1969. He served as Junior High Principal in Seymour from 1969 to 1976. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association in Olney. He moved to Olney in 1982 after having lived in Megargel since 1949. He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Paul Peterson, August 15, 1946 and a grandson, Todd Philipp, May 12, 1996.
Survivors include his daughter: Paula Philipp of Olney; one brother, Robert E. Peterson of Bradford, Illinois; one sister, Hope Manninger of Crockett, Texas; three grandsons, Jeff Philipp, Bret Philipp, and Scott Philipp.
Memorials may be made to Megargel Cemetery Association, Box 341, Megargel, Texas 76370.


Fidelis J. "Slim" Loran
Fidelis J. "Slim" Loran, 84, of Windthorst, Texas, died at residence on Monday, July 19, 1999.
Rosary was said on Tuesday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst. Funeral mass was held Wednesday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Rhineland, Texas, with Father Jeremy Myers officiating. Burial was in Saint Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Munday, Texas, under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday.
Mr. Loran was born December 14, 1914, in Rhineland. He moved from Rhineland to Windthorst in 1969 and was retired from Windthorst I.S.D. He was a member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst and a member of Knights of Columbus in Windthorst. He married Agnes Redder on May 30, 1950, in Rhineland.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Joe of Windthorst, Michael of Scotland, Texas, James of Seymour, Texas, John of Windthorst and Anthony of Wichita Falls, Texas; five daughters, Rita L. Mooney of Wichita Falls, Joan Atchley of Blanket Texas, Julia Oechsner of Barnhart, Missouri, Christine Brooking of Wichita Falls and Marquita Brooking of Wichita Falls; one brother, Bro. Eric Loran of Subiaco, Arkansas; five sisters, Sister Andrea Loran of N. Littlerock, Arkansas, Roselia Pokorny of Wichita Falls, Mary Kuehler of Rhineland, Jeanette Zeissel of Rhineland and Monica Myers of Harlingen, Texas; and nineteen grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Michael Loran, James Loran, John Loran, Tony Loran, Ray Mooney, Charles Atchley, Nat Oechsner and Eric Brooking.
Memorials may be made to the Windthorst Library Fund or Kristi Krahl Scholarship Fund in Scotland, Texas.


Cecil Elkins WinegeartCecil Elkins Winegeart
Cecil Elkins Winegeart, age 78, died Thursday, September 2, 1999, in the Seymour Hospital.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 11, at 10 a.m. at Henson Cemetery in Red Springs, Texas, with Reverend Jack Bennett officiating. Services are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home in Seymour, Texas.
Mr. Winegeart was born December 17, 1920, in Wellington, Texas. He lived in Farwell, Texas, for many years where he farmed until his retirement. He moved to Red Springs, Texas, in 1997 where he was a director and helper of the Red Springs Community Center. He was a Baptist and a member of the Woodmen of the World. He and Jeanne Claire Pennington were married March 26, 1994, in Pampa, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Claire of Red Springs; a son, Jerry Winegeart of Denison, Texas; four brothers, Lawrence of Lindale, Texas, Foster of Pampa, Texas, Gene of Kingston, Oklahoma, and Doyle of Edmond, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren, Kayla and Katelyn.
The family requests memorials to Henson Cemetery Association or the Red Springs Community Center.


Ralph Clinton Wright
Ralph Clinton Wright, 88, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, in Seymour, Texas.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 6, at First Christian Church with Kay Pruitt and Helen Roden officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Wright was born May 18, 1911, in Deport, Texas. He moved to Baylor County in 1931. He and Edna Mae Hennis were married October 14, 1931, in Frederick, Oklahoma. She died February 21, 1999. He worked in paving and road construction. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Clinton of Bridgeport, Texas; three daughters, Oleta Trussell of Rhome, Texas, and Jackie Fay Gleghorn and Billie Jo Stevens, both of Seymour; a sister, Annie Mae King of Munday, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.


Brenda NorvilleBrenda Norville
Brenda Norville, International Mission Board (IMB) communications missionary for churches in the Caribbean, died February 15, 1999, at her home in Cooper City, Florida, after a long battle with brain cancer.

Norville, from Munday, Texas, edited Sunday School lessons for older children in the English-language churches of the Caribbean Basin. She and her husband, Buddy, have been assigned to the Caribbean Christian Publications Centre in Hollywood, Florida, since 1989.

The Norvilles were first appointed as missionaries to the Ivory Coast in 1974. They resigned in 1978 and were reappointed to Liberia in 1979. They transferred to El Paso, Texas, Baptist Publications in 1988 and moved to the Hollywood area in 1989 when the Caribbean publication division changed from Texas to Florida.

Brenda had been teaching English for speakers of other languages for about ten years.

Norville also showed her missionary spirit when Hurricane Andrew devastated south Florida. The Norvilles traveled to First Baptist Church, Perrine, to help with relief efforts by helping set up a mobile kitchen, distribute donations and provide a neighborhood grocery store for hurricane victims.

Born in Knox City, Texas, Norville attended several universities in Texas and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth. Even during the early stages of her illness, Norville did not stop studying. She earned a bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1996.

For about the past three years, the Norvilles have been members of First Baptist Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida. Her memorial service was held there on February 17. Paying tribute to her life and ministry were Ron Wilson, International Mission Board regional leader for the Caribbean Basin; Carter Davis, Caribbean Basin administrative associate; and Mickey Searcy, director of the Caribbean media centre.

Guy Melton, the Norville's pastor, spoke on the two Bible passages Brenda had chosen for her memorial service: Isaiah 40: 27-31 and Philippians 2:1-11.

Brenda is survived by her husband; two sons, Scott of Fort Worth, Texas, and Todd of New York City; her mother, Nora (Mrs. Jack) Kennedy of Cisco, Texas; and one sister, Elaine (Mrs. Gary) Key of Spur, Texas.


Kyle Belmont Ritchie
Kyle Belmont Ritchie, 89, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Wichita Falls.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at First Baptist Church with Dale Turner officiating. Burial was in Vera Cemetery in Vera, Texas, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mr. Ritchie was born March 14, 1909. He and Nina Hardin were married November 20, 1927, in Knox County, Texas. She died October 29, 1995. He was a retired farmer and lived in the Vera community until 1988, when he moved to Idalou. He moved to Wichita Falls on June 5, 1997. He was a Primitive Baptist.

Survivors include two daughters, Wannell Ray of Amarillo, Texas, and Melba Parham of Vera; two sons, Guindell of Wichita Falls and G.L. of Lubbock, Texas; a sister, Susie Thurmond of Garland, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


Jerry F. Miller
Jerry F. Miller, 76, of Megargel, Texas, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in a Wichita Falls hospital.

Rosary was said at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, with Clara Miller officiating. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, March 10, at St. Theresa Catholic Church of Olney with the Reverend Raymund Mullan, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Megargel Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.

Mr. Miller was born August 25, 1922, in Weatherford, Texas. He was a farmer and rancher. He was a member of the St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church and was attending St. Theresa Catholic Church in Olney. He served in the Army during World War II. He served in the American Theater Campaign and received the purple heart and three bronze stars. He received victory medals in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. He was a member of the KJTZ, the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Seymour, Texas. He was a resident of Megargel most of his life.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry W. III, Richard A. and Michael F., all of Junction, Texas; two daughters, Lenora of Brownwood, Texas, and Camela Mendez of Graham, Texas; two brothers, Richard S. of Ennis, Texas, and Henry A. of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Helen Shaffer of Wichita Falls, and Agnes Gentry and Rosie Kulhanek, both of Megargel; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation.


Lois Hammett Fancher
Lois Hammett Fancher, 79, of Wichita Falls, Texas, died March 10, 1999, at United Regional Health Care Center.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at Lunn's Colonial Chapel with Minister Jimmie C. Smith of Harrison, Arkansas, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Fancher was born September 16, 1919, in Wellington, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Crestview Church of Christ. She had been a resident of Wichita Falls for 60 years. She was married to Ervin Andrew Fancher until his death in 1985.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Crampton and Janie Martin, both of Holliday, Texas, and Betty Shelton of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Charles Hammett of Wichita Falls and J.T. Hammett of Bowie, Texas; one sister, Sarah Glaze of Wichita Falls; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Melvin Leo Bachman
Melvin Leo Bachman, 70, of Amarillo, died Sunday, February 21, 1999.

Services were held at St. Stephen United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry C. Lowe and Dr. Jim W. Smith officiating. The family had private burial services in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St.

Mr. Bachman was born in Meade County, Kansas and went to schools in Sherman County. He was an Army veteran who served in Korea and Japan. He spent most of his life on ranches in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado and then settled in Dalhart.

Mr. Bachman was a rancher and horse trainer. He retired as assistant feed mill manager from Coronado Feeders in Dalhart. He was active with the Dallam County 4-H Equestrian Boys and Girls Club.

In 1994, Mr. Bachman moved to Amarillo. He was a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church.

He married Joy Chandler Elliott in 1977, daughter of Earl and Thelma Chandler. Mrs. Bachman's sister, Earldene Chandler, resides in Westview Care Center in Seymour.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Mark Elliott of Fritch; four daughters, Roberta Hollers of Dalhart and Emma Briggs, Kim Butler and Lori Walterscheid, all of Amarillo; two brothers, Alvin Bachman of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Richard Bachman of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Dorothy Foster of Amarillo and Norma James of Plains, Kansas; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Etta Letha (Bobbie) Moore Chamberlain
Bobbie, age 86, died Sunday, March 7, 1999 in a Wichita Falls, Texas Hospital.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at the Church of Christ in Seymour, Texas. Burial was in the Goree Cemetery under the direction of McCauley/Smith Funeral Home, Munday, Texas.

Bobbie was born August 29, 1912 in Desdemona, Texas. She and Cecil Roy Chamberlain were married on April 10, 1932. He preceded her in death on April 28, 1951. She and Willie Horace Oneal were married on January 1, 1961. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1984.

Bobbie served as assistant Postmaster and acting Postmaster at Goree, Texas in the 1950's. During her long life she lived in several Texas towns and after retirement owned a home in Seymour, Texas for twenty years, moving to Wichita Falls, Texas in 1997. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend of people. She had a deep rooted faith and trust in God and was active in the Church of Christ. Many friends and relatives miss her.

Etta Letha (Bobbie) Moore was the ninth of eleven children born to William Leander Moore and Lizabeth Pearl Thornton Moore.

Preceded in death by: her father, W.L. Moore and mother, Lizabeth Pearl Moore; brothers, Nealie, Thomas Leroy (Roy), William Albert (Jack); sisters, Katie Lillian Moore, Mary Lula Loving, Lola Lavera Perdue; son, Kenneth Eugene Chamberlain; Stepson Horace Wayne Oneal.

She is survived by: sons, Alton Keith and Nancy Chamberlain of Henrietta, Texas, Gaylon Cooper and Belva Chamberlain of Halstead, Kansas; brothers, Eldon Troy (Johnny) and Marion Estle (Billy); sisters, Essie May Moore and Alma V. Claburn; step-daughters Elaine and Jack Cooper of Pampa, Texas, June and Pete Rowan of Pampa, Texas; step-daughter-in-law, Lydia Edmondson of Wichita Falls, Texas; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson; nine step grandchildren; seventeen step great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and relatives.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


Billy Gene Spikes
Billy Gene Spikes, 73, of Benjamin, Texas, died Sunday, February 28, 1999.

Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at First Christian Church of Benjamin with Dennis Duke officiating. Burial was in Benjamin Cemetery under the direction of Mansell-Smith Funeral Home.

Mr. Spikes was born February 10, 1926, in Loraine, Texas. He and Dorothy Faye Campbell were married August 5, 1949, in Odessa, Texas. He was a cowboy and rancher and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Penny Eaton of Nash, Texas; three sons, Rusty of Wichita Falls, Ty of Holcomb, Kansas, and Guy of Seymour, Texas; a sister, Louise George of Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


Mildred Lillian Thomas
Mildred Lillian Thomas, 81, of Oklahoma City passed away on February 21, 1999.

She was born on October 7, 1917 to W.C. and Virgie Snyder of Seymour, Texas. Mildred married the love of her life, J.D. Thomas in May of 1938. Mildred was a beautician for 20 years in Seymour, Oklahoma City, and Bethany, Oklahoma. She is remembered as a wonderful Christian, loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all. Her life was devoted to her family and her church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Thomas, her parents, W.C and Vergie Snyder, her sister, Tillie Richardson, and brother, Troy Snyder.

She is survived by two sons, Paul Thomas of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and David Thomas and his wife, Virginia of Moore, Oklahoma; a daughter, Carol Hoefar and husband Gary of Edmond, Oklahoma; 5 grandchildren, Troy L. Thomas, Carl J. Hoefar, Della G. Green, Donna M Benn, and Kimberly G. Davison; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Edmond Road Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Services were held at 2 p.m. February 24, 1999 at Edmond Road Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. She was laid to rest next to her husband in Edmond, Oklahoma.


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