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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.

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 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 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.

Ota Inez Pruett
Ota Inez Pruett, age 90, of Fairfield, Texas formerly of Seymour, passed away Sunday, December 20, 1998 in a Palestine, Texas hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at the Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield, Texas with Rev. Johnny Dammon officiating. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 1998 at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas with Joe Chase officiating.

Mrs. Pruett was born August 27, 1908 in Ryan, Oklahoma. She moved with her family to East Texas and then to Seymour in 1920. She married Alma Adlai Pruett March 23, 1924 in Seymour. They moved to Dallas in 1932 where Mr. Pruett worked for Borden's Milk Co. until his retirement in 1964. They returned to Seymour in 1967 where they were faithful members of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Pruett passed away February 9, 1992.

Mrs. Pruett is survived by two daughters, Lois Loyd of Fairfield and Helen Pruett of Mesquite; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Pruett was preceded in death by two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Thelma Louise Hall
Thelma Louise Hall, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all, passed away Friday, November 20th, 1998. A celebration of Thelma's life was held at Calvary Bible Church, 4850 Manor, Bakersfield, CA.

Born June 28th, 1917 in Vera, Texas, she was married to Rev. Thomas W. Hall for 65 years. As Pentecostal Church of God ministers, they served as pastors at many locations including Earlimart, CA (1938-1940), McFarland, CA (1942-1953), and Bakersfield, CA (1953-1960).

Thelma, or "Sister Hall", touched a multitude of lives in her 81 years. A retired Licensed Vocational Nurse, she was always caring for others. She enjoyed her "job" as an active volunteer at the Cancer Society's Discovery Shop. High spirited and full of life, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and many creative activities, as well as her many friends who will miss her loving touch, sound advice, words of encouragement and countless nuggets of wisdom.

Thelma is survived by her husband, Rev. Thomas W. Hall; siblings J.T. Albright of Porterville, CA and Elaine Moffett of Orofino, ID; sons Wonnie Eugene and wife Jan-Marie of Boise, ID and Donald R. and wife Phyllis of Morro Bay, CA; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Thelma was preceded in death by a brother, Horace, who died in WWII, Horace's son, her mother, Nell Boone Albright and her father, Leslie Albright.

Her husband, Rev. Thomas (Buster) Hall and she lived in Seymour and started a church, Church of God. In a very short time it grew to 100 members.

Roland Craven Webb
Roland Craven Webb, born September 19, 1918 in Waco, Texas and died December 18, 1998. He attended Terrell Preparatory School and Southern Methodist University. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Hella Temple Shrine and served with the 106th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II. Mr. Webb was active in the family restaurant business, until his retirement in 1983. Preceded in death by his son, Lyn B. Webb. He is survived by his wife, Sue Kate Irby Webb; daughter, Gail Webb Natale; grandsons, Lyn Kelly and his wife, Kalee and Owen Kelly and his wife, Mandy; great-granddaughter, Kalyn Kelly; sister, Kay Webb Roberts of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brother, John Webb of Sun City, Arizona; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, December 21, 1998 at Restland Wildwood Chapel, with Rev. Kathleen Baskin officiating.

Bedrich August Peters
Bedrich August "Fred" Peters, 87, of Seymour died Monday, December 14, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.

Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 17, at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday morning, December 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seymour with the Reverend Richard Eldredge officiating. Burial was in Seymour Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Peters was born April 11, 1911, in Baylor County, Texas. He and Christine Marak were married February 24, 1936, in Bomarton, Texas. She died August 16, 1992. He moved to Cache Creek community in 1915. He was a farmer and a school bus driver for Seymour I.S.D. for 20 years. He retired in 1976. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the K.J.T. Lodge and the Knights of Columbus. A son, Fred Peters, Jr., died August 9, 1973.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia John of Brownsville, Texas, Jeanette Campbell of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Pamela Kelley of Mesquite, Texas; a son, Raymond of Keller, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Truman Bryan Quillin, Sr.
Truman Bryan Quillin, Sr., age 74 of Seymour, Texas, passed away on Monday, December 14, 1998. He was born on June 18, 1924, to Paul Bryan and Emma Merphia Quillin in Seymour. He lived a very full and meaningful life.

Truman served his country in the United States Navy in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. After the war, he settled with his family in Vernon, Texas, where he joined the staff of the Vernon Daily Record as an advertising salesman in 1947. In 1952, he became the business manager, and he was eventually named publisher of the Vernon Daily Record in 1960. He served in this capacity fro 1960-1976.

In his most productive years, Truman was active in community affairs. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Wilbarger County Hospital District and the construction of Wilbarger General Hospital, serving the hospital board as chairman during the hospital's planning, construction and initial operational stages.

Along the other community and area leaders, he secured a location for the Vernon MH-MR Center. He also was active in the industrial development of the community helping to locate Stein, Hall and Company's guar processing plant in Vernon. For a period of time, he served as chairman of the Vernon Industrial Foundation. He also served on the Chamber of Commerce Committee that secured the reconstruction of the Wilbarger County Airport.

Truman was a third degree Mason and a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Vernon. He was also active in the Optimist Club.

He and his son established a Golden Fried Chicken, later to become Chicken Express, in Vernon and Seymour.

He married Floy Beth (Binker) Cooper on November 24, 1991, in Seymour, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Floy Beth (Binker) of Seymour; a son, Truman Bryan Quillin, Jr. and wife, Sherian, of Vernon; two daughters, Paula Ford and husband, Bill, of Abilene, and Nancy Long and husband, Derek, of Austin; a sister, Francelle Emmons of Crowley, Texas; and four grandchildren, Shawn, Kelly and Hudson Quillin, and Kristen Ford.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 1998, at Sullivan Funeral Home in Vernon, Texas, with Reverend Brad Enloe, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Seymour, officiating. Interment will follow at Wilbarger Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Golden Wings Hospice Foundation of Vernon, Texas.

James Michael Conner
James Michael Conner, 30, died Saturday, December 12, 1998, in his residence in Wichita Falls.

Christian wake services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Reverend Chris Davis, chaplain of Notre Dame Catholic School, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.

Mr. Conner was born September 23, 1968, in Hereford, Texas. He lived in Arlington for 15 years, moving from Wichita Falls. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Survivors include his parents, James and Martha of Wichita Falls; his maternal grandmother, Mary Pryor of Wichita Falls; his paternal grandparents, J.W. and Ella Conner of Seymour, Texas; a brother, David C. of Wichita Falls; and a sister, Kristen L. of Wichita Falls.

Memorials may be made to the Association for Retarded Citizens of Wichita County.

Joann Harvey
Joann Harvey, 53, died Saturday, December 5, 1998.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Smith and the Rev. Tony McGhee officiating. Burial was in Old Seymour Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harvey was born February 12, 1945, in Weinert, Texas. She and Teddy Harvey were married February 27, 1961. She moved to Seymour in 1957, was a homemaker and a baby sitter, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; mother, Lucy Lucille Burkett of Van Buren, Arkansas; five daughters, Rita Douglas of Spur, Texas, Nancy Jiminez, Laura Maxwell, Melissa Hutchinson and Carmen Renae Harvey, all of Seymour; three sons, Wayne Burkett, Eddie Harvey and Chase Harvey, all of Seymour; five sisters, Irene Walker of Plainview, Texas, Billie Hill of Garland, Texas, Pam Goforth of Chicago, Ill., Vickie Been of Richardson, Texas, and Clara Dodson of Van Buren; four brothers, Clarence Burkett of Deepwater, Mo., Willie Burkett of Stillwater, OK, and Charles Ray Burkett and David Burkett, both Van Buren; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Juanita 'Nig' Carlyle
Juanita 'Nig' Carlyle, 87, of Munday, Texas, died Wednesday, December 2, 1998, in a Munday nursing home.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 5 at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilson Welch officiating. Burial was in Henson Cemetery in Red Springs, Texas, under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carlyle was born March 18, 1911, in Eastland County, Texas. She and Denver Carlyle were married April 8, 1935, in Weatherford, Texas. He died February 9, 1984. She moved to Baylor County in 1952. She was employed for many years as a sales lady at Byrd's Department Store and the Baylor Drug Store. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Carlyle of Seymour; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Aubra Olin Studer
Aubra Olin Studer, age 76, of Graford, died Thursday night, November 26, in a Fort Worth Hospital. Born September 22, 1922 in Seymour, Texas, where he had lived for several years. He was a furniture upholsterer, member of the First Baptist of Possum Kingdom Lake, VFW Post #2399 in Mineral Wells.

Survivors include his wife Alenda Studer, of Graford; his daughters, Keri Williams of Arlington, Jane Willis of Loveland Colorado, Jacquline Joyce DeBoise of Tucson, Arizona, Sharon Riedel of Weatherford, Gaylene Linguist of Mineral Wells, and Dianne Hensley of Aledo; his sons, Kevin Studer of Tacoma, Washington and Randy Jack of Weatherford; sisters, Eileen Ryan of Seymour and Alta Ammon of Three Rivers; brothers, Keith Studer of Rock Island, Ill and Loye Studer of Seattle, Washington. 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 30, in the First Baptist Church of Possom Kingdom Lake, with Rev. Ray Rodgers officiating. Interment was in East Greenwood Cemetery. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Lillian M. Orsak
Lillian M. Orsak born in Seymour, Texas on February 6, 1908 entered into rest in San Antonio, Texas on November 10, 1998 at the age of 90 years. She was a member of the Catholic Czech Fraternal of Texas and the Senior Chapter AARP of San Antonio, and a member of the Altar Society of Holy Name Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Julius Orsak and her son, Edward Orsak. Survived by: Sons, Lawrence J. Orsak and wife, Mildred of Mathis, TX., and Jerry J. Orsak and wife, Dorothy of San Antonio; Daughter-in-law, Barbara Orsak of Borger, TX.; Brother, Jerry Mocek and Sister, Margie Brom, both of Seymour, TX.; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary was recited in the Dellcrest Chapel on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated in Holy Name Catholic Church on Thursday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m. Burial followed in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were handled with the Dellcrest Funeral Home, 2023 S. W.W. White Rd., San Antonio, Texas.

Larry James Cobb
Larry James Cobb, 54, died Sunday, November 15, 1998, in his residence in Seymour, Texas.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, at First United Methodist Church with Dirk Davis officiating. Services were under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

Mr. Cobb was born September 28, 1944, in Altus, Arkansas. He was a master plumber. He moved to Seymour in 1990 and worked for Garlington-Brown and later became a self-employed plumber.

Survivors include a son, Larry James Smith of Arkansas; and a sister, Midge Satterfield of Coalhill, Arkansas.

John Robert McDaniel
John Robert McDaniel, 88, died Friday, November 20, 1998, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 23, at the First Baptist Church in Seymour with the Reverend Herman Lancaster and the Reverend Glenn Shock officiating. Burial was in Seymour Masonic Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. McDaniel was born November 11, 1910, in Almyra, Arkansas. He and Myrtle Lee Barnett were married June 27, 1931, in Maud, Oklahoma. He was raised in Bowlegs, Oklahoma, worked for the British American, Gulf and Chevron Oil Companies until his retirement in 1972. He had lived in Seymour before moving to Bakersfield, California, in 1959, moved to Riverton, Wyoming, back to Oklahoma in 1966, returned to Seymour in 1972 and moved to Fort Worth in 1997. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, member and past master of Seymour Masonic Lodge No. 604 AF&AM and The Order of the Eastern Star in Vernon.

Survivors include his wife; three sons and their wives, Robert Lee and Betty of Lakeside City, Texas, James Edward and Deborah of Fort Worth and Johnny Ray and Peggy of Austin; a brother, George McDaniel of Hugo, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Clark and wife, Linda; Rusty, Ronald, David and wife, Cathleen; Joel and Craig; and four great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Ashley, Anna Kate and Luke.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Seymour, Seymour Masonic Lodge or Parkinson's Research.

Roy Porter Glass
Roy Porter Glass, 95, of Seymour died Thursday, November 12, 1998, in a local nursing home.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Millier officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mr. Glass was born July 23, 1903, in Tarrant County. He was also raised in Tarrant County. He came to Baylor County in 1934. He farmed for several years and was a painter and wallpaper hanger. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include four sons, Joe of Seymour, Vance of Liberty, KY., Troy and Bill, both of Seymour; two brothers, George of Big Springs, and Amos of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Clara V. Stewart
Clara V. Stewart, 84, died Sunday, November 15, 1998, in a Henrietta nursing home.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour with the Rev. Ronnie Miller officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stewart was born July 31, 1914, in Aley, Arkansas. She and Jason Stewart were married May 4, 1968, in Petrolia, Texas. She moved with her family to Seymour in 1928. She later moved to Wichita Falls where she worked for Levi Strauss Company for 14 years and then for Wichita General Hospital. She and her husband lived in Denton before moving to Seymour in 1975, where she cared for children in her home. They moved to Henrietta in 1997. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour.

Survivors include her husband; a brother, Clarence Priddy of New Port Richey, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marijeanne Fenno Cunningham
Marijeanne died October 26, 1998, from a severe asthma attack which resulted in a coma. She was living in De Funiak Springs, Florida. She was 53 years old and was born in Seymour, Texas. However, from 1956 on she considered her home in Bellingham, Washington.

She always had the philosophy that to be challenged by new goals governed her quests. As an example when she was a freshman in high school she decided that she wanted to learn Scottish dancing and six months later she won first place in the sword dance competition held in San Diego for Highland games competition of Southern California. Her parents, Dale and Virginia Fenno, moved to Connecticut after her graduation from San Diego High School in 1963 where she entered Connecticut College for Women, primarily because it was across the street from the Coast Guard Academy. Her father was transferred to Norfolk, Virginia, where she attended Old Dominion University. The family returned to Bellingham where she attended Western Washington University to receive her Bachelor and Masters Degrees and was one of the first females to receive a Masters Degree in Industrial Arts in the state of Washington. Marijeanne taught five years in Arlington and Bellingham, Washington. She became challenged and began setting new goals to explore in other fields, some being computer training, newspaper setup for the Herald and Friday Harbor Journal, magazine illustrator, textbook designer for the Department of Education of Alaska, business manager in New Orleans, computer designer, Captain of a tourist boat in Guam, marrying Japanese couples while in Guam, among other quests, the most recently being a part of the University of Florida.

Marijeanne and her surviving husband, Gene Cunningham, purchased a 42 foot sailboat and lived aboard it in Bellingham, Friday Harbor and Juneau. From Juneau, Alaska, they made a trip down the Pacific Coast as far as Newport, California. At this time they decided to trade boating for traveling in a motor home. Opportunities opened up in Guam for them, and they spent three years working there. They returned to the states in February of 1998. Their travels took them to De Funiak Springs, Florida.

Marijeanne has always been very active in the Episcopal Churches where she lived. In fact, she had been studying theology with the goal of a four year degree. Another goal she had was prompted by the activities of the church. She wanted to sing well enough to sing solos at church; so she took some singing lessons in Bellingham and became very active in the choirs in Bellingham, Friday Harbor, Guam and De Funiak Springs.

She is survived by Gene; two stepchildren, Stacy and Jason of Alaska; her parents, Dale and Virginia Fenno of Friday Harbor, Washington; an uncle, Vane Cherry, of Waco, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law Bob and Elizabeth Cunnningham of Bellingham; and numerous cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles. She was proceeded in death by her fraternal grandparents, Richard and Minnie Fenno of Bellingham and her maternal grandparents, Vane and Lyda Cherry of Seymour, Texas.

At Marijeanne's request she will be cremated and her remains will be interred at St. John's Episcopal Church on Guam in an honorary place.

Memorials may be made to the Asthma Foundation or Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital.


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