Miscellaneous Dickens County, Texas Obituaries


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Dale Alton Vaughn
Our beloved father, Dale Alton Vaughn, went to be with the Lord, December 22, 2003. He was born August 11, 1929 in Roaring Springs, Texas. He was 74 years old at the time of his death. 
As a young man he joined the U. S. Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1950. 
After leaving the Navy he worked many different jobs, but mostly as a mechanic. His work took him to various parts of the United States. He lived in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada during these years. Eventually he settled in Spur, Texas. 
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Osmar and Hester Vaughn, his oldest brother James A. Vaughn, and a sister Veeda Fowler. 
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Dale Nelson of Palmer, Alaska, a son Burl Andrew Vaughn-Reynolds of Camano Island, Washington, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, his youngest brother Everett Vaughn and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was laid to rest with his mother and father in Crosbyton Cemetery in Crosbyton, Texas at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 3, 2004, with the Rev. C. L. Atkinson officiating. 
Arrangements were under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton. 

Billie McClain
Billie McClain, 77, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at an Arlington hospital.
Funeral services were Friday , December 19, 2003 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Burial was at Hillcrest Garden of Memory, Hillsboro.
Billie was born May 8, 1926, in Dickens County. She had been an Arlington resident since 1957.
Billie retired from Hancock Fabric in 1983. She was a loving wife, mom, granny and great-grandmother. Billie was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro for the past 12 years. Billie was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. McClain Sr., in 2002.
She is survived son A.J. McClain Jr. and his wife Edna, of Terrell, daughters, Sharon Kay Sanders Rios, and Karen Fay Ricketts and her husband, Robert, all of Arlington, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and sister Ernestine Rogers Pierce of Lovington, N.M.

Jerry Anne Watson
Funeral services for Jerry Anne Watson, 64, of Matador were held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Matador with Dr. C.H. Murphy and the Rev. Jack Boggs officiating. Interment will be in the East Mound Cemetery in Matador under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home of Matador. 
She died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at her residence. She was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Spur, Texas to H.V. (Bunch) and Anne Williams. She graduated from Patton Springs High School. She married James P. (Jim) Watson on July 21, 1961 in Afton, Texas. 
She is survived by her husband, Jim of Matador; two sons, Chris Watson of San Diego, Calif. and Darren Watson of Lubbock; her sister, Tommye Keith of Dickens; and six grandchildren, Christopher, Amber, Kayla, Preston, Brooke and Skyler. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Seigler Funeral Home in Matador. The family suggests memorials to the Motley County Senior Citizens Association. 

Julia Godfrey
Graveside services for Julia Godfrey, 97, of Spur were held Sunday, January 4, 2004 at the Spur Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Burton officiating. Burial was under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Godfrey was born July 6, 1906 to Hugh (Jack) and Leonora McClure Luckett in Motley Co. She was a graduate of Baylor University. She married Cecil Godfrey. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1969. Mrs. Godfrey was a teacher in Roaring Springs, San Angelo and Spur. She also served as Librarian at Spur elementary. She was bookkeeper for Godrey Furniture in Spur for many years. She retired at age 70. She was a Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church in Spur, for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Godfrey of Humble; her granddaughter Emily Yeager of Chicago, Illinois and her father, Gary Yeager; 2 nieces; Leadell Martin of Matador and Julia Marie Matusch of Colorado; and 2 nephews, Carter and Jack M. Luckett both of Matador.

Elisabeth Ensey
On December 17, 2003, Elisabeth Powell Ensey died at the Ree-Lan Health Care Center in Lacey, WA. She was born July 25, 1920, to Judge Walter L. Powell and Aurora Archer Powell in Dickens, Texas. 
Elisabeth attended Dry Lake School and graduated from Spur High School in 1938. She attended Texas Tech. When World War II shook the world, she put college on hold. 
She married Minyard Ensey on October 12, 1941. Minyard joined the Navy. She went with him and worked at the Naval Stations from California to Rhode Island. When he was shipped out to the war zone in the Mediterranean she returned to Spur and lived with her brother and wife Archer and Virgie (Mc) Powell. Upon Minyard’s return, they owned and operated Ensey’s Drug in Odessa, Texas. 
They were active members in the Parker Heights Christian Church, the Antioch Christian Church and Odessa Country Club. Elisabeth was a Girl Scout Leader, member of the Rebeka Lodge, Odessa Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary, and Hospice Care Volunteer.
Survivors include her daughter from Lacey, WA, Sandy Hollingshead. Three grandchildren, Misty of Los Angeles, CA, Kris of Norman, OK, and Mindy of Colo. Springs, CO and four nieces, Dorothy Wilson of Booker, TX, Nancy DeShan of McKinney, TX, Pat Hightower of Spur, TX and Jane Bridge of Afton, TX.
Elisabeth Ensey’s memorial service will be held at the Round Up Chapel in the Methodist Church, Spur, Texas, on January 17, 2004, at 1 p.m.
The family suggest memorials be sent to Spur Ex-Student Scholarship Fund or Spur Cemetery Fund.

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