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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 (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 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 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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