|Lila Beth Brown rites pending
Lila Beth Brown, 69, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2000, after a
courageous battle with cancer. She retired after working many years at
Eagle’s Lodge in Odessa and Lum’s Bar-B-Que in Junction.
Beth was born in Menard County on October 25, 1930. She was preceded
in death by her mother, Lila Irene Ivy, and father, George Alvah Pearl.
She was a Baptist.
Survivors include her two daughters, Cheryl Pope Dinsmore of Fairhope,
Alabama, and Dana Hively of Junction; her son, Michael Pope of Fredericksburg;
two granddaughters, Charity Dinsmore of Fairhope, Alabama, and Crystal
Hively of Junction; and a grandson, James Dinsmore of Fairhope, Alabama.
A private service is pending. Inquiries can be made through Overby’s
Funeral Home in Kerrville. Memorials can be made to Vista Care Hospice,
the American Cancer Society, or to a favorite charity.
Salvador G. Gonzales rites January 7
Salvador G. Gonzales, 82, of Junction, died January 1, 2000, in a San
Angelo hospital. He was born July 7, 1917, in San Antonio. He was a laborer
and a Catholic.
Rosary was Thursday, January 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Aubrey
Fife Funerals. Funeral services were Friday, January 7, at 11 a.m. in St.
Theresa Catholic Church with burial following in Junction Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Minnie Gonzales of Junction; a son, Salvador
Gonzales, Jr. of Galt, California; and three grandchildren.
Ruby Lee Craven rites January 11
Ruby Lee Craven, 88, of Junction died January 9, 2000, in Kimble Hospital.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the First
Presbyterian Church with Rev. George R. Stewart officiating. Burial followed
in Junction Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Aubrey Fife
Ruby was born February 19, 1911, in Valley Mills to Richard Castleman
Callan and Laurena Mitchell Callan. The oldest of three children, she had
a brother, Van William, and a sister, Reba Maudine. The family moved to
Junction in 1927 where her father worked for Humble Oil Co. Ruby married
Cecil Hayes Craven in Kerrville on July 28, 1929. She and Cecil operated
Craven Grocery Store for a number of years. Cecil died on February 24,
1973. They had been married 53 years. Ruby was a member of the First Presbyterian
She is survived by one son, Kenneth Hayes Craven, and wife Sara of
Houston, one sister, Reba Hudson, of Dallas, a nephew, Joe Lancaster of
Dallas, two nieces, Ann Brock of Irving and Dena Lackey of Junction, two
sisters-in-law, Vivien Callan of Irving and Mary Craven of Junction.
Pallbearers were Charles Hagood, Rob Roy Spiller, Greer Kothman, Joe
Norris, Preston Wright and Jack Hoggett. Honorary pallbearers were Rankin
Kothman, Bill Allen, Lee Borden, Ed Harris and LaRue Newby.
James H. Wright services Wednesday
James Henry (Jim) Wright, 78, of Junction died Sunday, January 9, at
Kimble Hospital. Rosary was Tuesday, January 11, at 7 p.m. in the chapel
of Aubrey Fife Funerals. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January
11, at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. George Stewart
officiating. Burial followed in Junction Cemetery. Arrangements were under
the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals.
Jim was born Janaury 12, 1921, in Kimble County. A lifetime resident
of Junction, he served in the Navy during WWII. After retiring from the
Texas Highway Department, he worked as a rancher. He was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Wright; a son, Jose Murillo of Junction;
a brother, Caddo Wright of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Jim, Carlos and
Bill Murillo all of Junction; two nieces and a nephew.
Pallbearers were Rob Roy Spiller, Joe Norris, Preston Wright, Bill
Mansfield, Charlie Dowell, Carlton Bierschwale, Carlton Massie and Bryan
Booth. Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Texas Highway Department.
Funeral services for Serapita Pena on February 19
Serapita “Sadie” Pena of Menard died Friday, February 16, in the Concho
County Rehab in Eden. She was 76 years of age. Funeral services were held
Saturday, February 19, at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in
Menard under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home with Father Michael
officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories in Menard.
Mrs. Pena was born on January 29, 1924, in Guerrero Coah, Mexico. Her
parents were the late Manuel and Sars Del Rio Garza. She was married to
the late Juan Pena in Menard on December 22, 1940. She was a server at
the Nutrition Center in Menard and was a member of the Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Charlie Pena,
Survivors include seven sons: Ricky Pena of Junction, Juan Pena, Jr.
of New Mexico, Natividad Pena of Caldwell, Idaho, Rafael Pena of Childress,
Andres Pena of Eden, Fred Pena of Garland, and Patricio Pena of Caldwell,
Idaho; five daughters: Elvera Niavez of Oklahoma, Grace “Arejelia” Torres
of Garland, Carolina Garcia of Caldwell, Idaho, Gracie Gonzales of Garland,
and Sylvia Munoz of San Angelo; six brothers; three sisters; 48 grandchildren;
51 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial service for Larry Richard Davis set for February 19
Larry Richard Davis, 52, of Junction, died Saturday, February 19, at
the Hill Country Care Center. A memorial service will be held Saturday,
February 26 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Aubrey Fife Funerals. Arrangements
are under the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals.
Larry was born February, 25, 1947, in Junction. He was a school teacher,
coach and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter; Dana Lynn Davis of Junction, four brothers;
Dwane, Mike, and Billy Davis all of San Marcos, and Lynn Davis of Junction;
a grandson, two nieces and a nephew.
Services held for Billy Walker
Billy Walker was born to Henry William and Evelyn Lenora (Nichols)
Walker, on February 18, 1938, in Junction. He moved to Midland with his
family in the mid-40’s and graduated from Midland High School in 1956.
Following graduation, he entered the U. S. Navy and was stationed in Falon,
Nevada. He returned to Midland following his discharge and was employed
with Fitzgerald Heating and Air Conditioning until 1965. At that time,
he established Bill Walker’s Refrigeration, a business which he operated
until his death. Prior to suffering a heart attack, he was a football referee
for many years.
He married Audrey Young Midkiff in Midland on January 6, 1972.
Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Kenneth
Walker, in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Walker of Midland;
his sons, Kirk Walker of Huntsville, Kent Walker of Austin, and Gary Midkiff
and his wife, Kathy, of Midland; his daughters, Kim Strawn and her husband,
Pat, of New Orleans, Tammy Giacobbe and her husband, Allen, of Houston,
and Kelly Williams and her husband, Billy, of Midland; his brother, Chesley
Walker and his wife, Kay, of Midland; his sisters, Reta Vannoy and her
husband, Rick, of Midland, and Brenda Wallace and her husband, David, of
Richardson; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Billy woke up every day whistling, morning was his best time of the
day. He would search out all of his friends for a free cup of coffee. He
took an active roll with his grandchildren’s baseball and loved playing
cards and dominoes with them. His family and friends will sorely miss Billy’s
Funeral service were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 29, at St. Luke’s
United Methodist Church with Reverend Richard Edwards officiating. Interment
followed in Rest haven Memorial Park under the direction of Ellis Funeral
Pallbearers were Scott Hagee, George Bill, Jr., Robert Segovia, David
Linebarger, Garth Wright, Bill Morris, Alan Lange, and Ray Schulze.
Memorials should be directed to Midland Junior Baseball Association,
HC 31 Box 22, Midland, Texas 79707 or to a charity of one’s choice.
William Keefe, 99, services held
William Weldon Keefe, 99, of Austin, died February 16, at Brighton
Garden Nursing Center in Austin. Graveside services were Sunday, February
20, at 2 p.m. in Junction Cemetery officiated by Scott Bradford. Arrangements
were under the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals.
Mr. Keefe was born October 1, 1900, in Mesquite. He was a school superintendent
and a Presbyterian.
He was proceeded in death by his wife Ida May Jarvis Keefe in 1959.
He is survived by a brother, Edgar S. Keefe of Midland; a daughter,
Alice Bowen and husband Bob of Austin; a grandson, Bruce Bowen and wife
Lynn of Basalt, Colorado; a granddaughter, Leslie Ray and husband Matt
of Austin; three great grandchildren, Chris Ray, Chelsea Ray and Patrick
Pallbearers were Matt Ray, Bruce Bowen, Chris Ray, Patrick Ray, Jack
Jarvis, Billy Kidd, Tommy Nixon and Walt Richardson.
Doris Coker rites held February 20
Doris Lee Coker, 80, formerly of Junction, died February 17, at her
home in Gustine. Funeral services were Sunday, February 20, at 3:30 p.m.
in the First Presbyterian Church with burial in Bear Creek Cemetery. Arrangements
were under the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals.
Doris was born February 10, 1920, in Harper. She was a homemaker and
a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roy Coker of Gustine, a
daughter Elane Slone and husband Jack of Gustine, a son Ted Coker of Drippings
Springs, a sister-in-law; Lola B. Gibson of Harper, four grandchildren,
10 great grandchildern, six great great grandchildren and several nieces
Pallbearers were Kenneth Bannowsky, Fred Rodriguez, Horsefly Murr,
James Alexander, John Wesley Joy, Jay Carpenter, Milton Cavaness and Jimmy
Tony Robles rites June 14
Antonio (Tony) Robles, 66, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, in a San Antonio
Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Aubrey Fife Funerals
Chapel. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Theresa Catholic
Church with burial in Little Mexico Cemetery.
He was born March 27, 1934, in Junction. He was a Catholic, a wood
hauler and a lifetime resident of Junction.
Survivors include three daughters, Vivian Saiz and Doreen Martinez,
both of Junction, and Corinne Meadows of San Antonio; a son, Adrian Robles
of Odessa; nine brothers, Joaquin Robles of Llevelland, Manuel Robles of
Mesquite, Concho Robles, Pete Robles, Rudy Robles, Joey Robles, Eddie Robles,
Jerry Robles and Gary Robles all of California; one sister, Darlene Robles
of California; and seven grandchildren.
Lonnie "Russ" Latham rites August 8
Lonnie "Russ" Latham, 69, of Hereford passed away Sunday, August 6,
2000, at Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo.
Funeral services were under the direction of Parkside Chapel Funeral
Home of Hereford and were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, at Parkside
Chapel with Rev. Larry Perkins and Rev. Ray Sanders officiating. Interment
followed at the Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Hereford.
Mr. Latham was born April 21, 1931, in Utopia, the son of Lonnie and
Maggie Latham. He married Linda Pinkston on Oct. 14, 1976, in Odessa. Mr.
Latham was a retired master sergeant from the Air Force, having served
for 21 years as an education tech. He also owned and operated R & L
Upholstery in Junction for 17 years and R & L Corner Grocery Store
in Junction for five years before moving to Hereford in 1995. Mr. Latham
was a member of the American Legion Post of Crane, played several music
instruments, loved to sing and belonged to the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; six daughters, Brenda DePauw, LeLonnie
Morgan, and Rhonda Pearson of San Angelo, Stacy Bridwell of Hereford, Kim
Smith of Bedford, and Zaylee Latham of Amarillo; two sons, Kevin Simmons
of Austin and Keith Latham of Bishop; one brother Jimmy Latham of Odessa;
one sister, Sue Banquert of Odessa; twenty grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter,
The family requests memorials be made to Deaf Smith Home Health Care
or the Crown of Texas Hospice.
Ora Stewart rites August 9
Ora Mae Stewart, 88, of Junction, died August 7, 2000, in Hill Country
Care Center. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 9, at 10:00 a.m.
in the chapel of Aubrey Fife Funerals. Burial will follow in Bear Creek
Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals.
She was born March 10, 1912, in Llano. She was a homemaker and a member
of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Bruce Stewart of Junction; a daughter, Frankie
Drapalla of Shidler, Oklahoma; two sisters, Hazel Lee Baker of Austin and
Marjorie Dell Liverman of Junction; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild
and one great-great-grandchild.
Gifford memorial service August 10
After his hard-fought battle with a long illness, Chuck Gifford passed
away on Tuesday morning, August 8, 2000, at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital
A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 10, at 2 p.m. in the
chapel at Aubrey Fife Funerals. Burial will be at Adams/Tuff Cemetery in
Services held for Mata Lea “Mamie” Andrews Gray Saturday
Mata Lea (Mamie) Andrews Gray died peacefully on September 21, after
a long illness. A large loving family and a multitude of friends gathered
at the College Street Church of Christ on Saturday, September 23, to pay
their last respects. King Burney, minister and close friend, officiated.
Congregational singing was led by Gerald Loeffler. Pallbearers were Charlie
Simon, Rob Roy Spiller, Linwood Hawkins, Charles Hagood, Gary Hyatt, and
Curtis Henderson. Interment was in Junction Cemetery.
Mamie was born March 27, 1920, at Robert Lee. She was the firstborn
of 12 children born to Elbert and Mozelle Hurley. She married A.V. Andrews
on June 7, 1937, in Junction. They owned and operated various businesses
throughout the years including the Cleo Store and the City Cafe in downtown
Junction. She was also a sales clerk and later worked in dietary services
at Kimble Hospital. After A.V. died in 1976, she married Fred Gray on April
2, 1981. Fred preceded her in death in 1988. Mamie was an active member
of the College Street Church of Christ in Junction.
She is survived by a son, Ed Andrews and wife, Caryl, of Throckmorton;
and a daughter, Tevia Bobbitt and husband, Mike, of Kingsland. Also surviving
are six grandchildren and spouses, John Ed Storts and Gay Nell of Bay City,
Randy Andrews and Mardi of Graham, Barbie Storts of San Antonio, Toby Andrews
and Lesli of Cleburne, Kirby Andrews and Leah of Eastland, and Vikki Vacek
and Bryan of San Antonio. There are nine great-grandchildren, Kayla and
Justin Storts, Koby and Elizabeth Andrews, Mason and Alaina Andrews, Jacy
Andrews, and Tyler and Clayton Vacek. Other survivors include brothers,
Calvin (Son) Hurley and Bobby Hurley; and sisters, Audry (Sis) Hilton,
Mozel (Tiny) Whitworth, Viva (Jo) Vardeman, Delia (Sissie) Broyles all
Mamie will be remembered for her wonderful hospitality, a loving and
generous heart, and kind spirit. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Lorenzo Martin “Bill” Mogford services held
Lorenzo Martin “Bill” Mogford, 79, of Junction, died September 23,
at his home. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 26, at 1 p.m. in
the First Baptist Church with Shane Kinnison, of Corpus Christi, and Morris
Cook officiating. Burial followed in Junction Cemetery. Arrangements were
under the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals.
Bill was born May 1, 1921, in Junction. He worked as a rancher, farmer,
was a WW II veteran serving in the Army, and a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Ada Mogford of Junction; a daughter and
son-in-law, Betty and Dennis Smith of Junction; six sons, Billy and Janelle
Mogford, John and Carla Mogford all of Junction, Bobby and Mo Mogford of
Sonora, James and Karen Mogford of Liberty Hill, Jerry and Sandy Mogford
of Georgetown, David and Leisha Mogford of Dexter, New Mexico. He is also
survived by step-children, Jimmy and Robbin Boyd of Junction, David and
Cheryl Boyd of Corpus Christi, Elaine and Doug Hinchcliff of Taft, Becky
Sullivan of Corpus Christi, Debbie and Arnold Gutierrez of San Marcos;
23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a
brother, Leon Mogford of San Antonio.
Billie Jo Christian Whittleman rites
Services for Billie Jo Christian Whittleman, 65, of League City, were
held on Thursday, September 21, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Ryan Chapel United
Methodist Church in Diboll with Rev. John Page officiating. Interment followed
in the Ryan Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Whittleman was born November 12, 1934, in Diboll, to the late
Jewell (Bell) and James E. Christian. She died Tuesday, September 19, in
a Galveston hospital.
Mrs. Whittleman was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a
former resident of Shepherd.
Survivors include her son, Kenny Whittleman of League City; daughter
and son-in-law, Pam and Joe McPhail of Junction; son and daughter-in-law,
Johnny and Donna Whittleman of Kingwood; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
sisters, Dorothy Derringer of Lufkin, Beverly Goosmann, Judy Calcote, Julia
Bailey, all of Groveton, and Brenda Jenkins of Shepherd; and a number of
nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Mrs. Whittleman is preceded in death by her daughter Connie Whittleman.
Pallbearers were Kenny Whittleman, Jr., Robbie Whittleman, William
David Choate, J.D. Choate, Mike Goosmann, Chris Thomason, Bobby Whitton
and Sammy Bailey.
Funeral was under the direction of Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Directors
Rites for Carla Geanan Nelson held
Carla Geanan Nelson, age 38, of Early, passed away Sunday, September
24, in Early.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, at Graham
Funeral Home in Junction with Rev. Morris Cook officiating. Burial followed
in the Junction Cemetery.
Geanan was born in Junction on October 10, 1961, and was raised in
Junction., She was a registered nurse and worked with Girling Home Health
She was preceded in death by her father, Mickey Cavaness. Survivors
are two daughters, Candy Brewer and husband B.J. of San Angelo; and Brittany
Nelson of Early; her mother and step-father, Linda and Jerry Godfrey of
Blanket; a brother, Coby Cavaness and wife Carolyn of Austin; her grandmother,
Virginia Mahler of Junction; one grandson, Dean Brewer of San Angelo; four
aunts, Judy Dunagan, Debi Molesworth, Marie Robinson and Mrs. Jake (Sis)
Andrews, all of Junction; one uncle, Milton Cavaness of Sonora; and a number
of other relatives.
Services for Ira Dell Bannowsky to be held September 27
Ira Dell Bannowsky, 89, formerly of Junction, died September 23, 2000,
in Sugarland at Pine Haven Alzheimers Care Center. Funeral services will
be Wednesday, September 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Aubrey Fife
Funerals. Burial will follow in Junction Cemetery. Arrangements are under
the direction of Aubrey Fife Funerals.
Ira Dell was born October 3, 1910, in Kimble County. She worked as
a reporter for The Junction Eagle, the San Antonio Express, San Angelo
Standard Times, and KMBL radio. Ira Dell was a rancher and homemaker. She
was a life long member of the Church of Christ in Junction. She was very
active in the church, historical society, senior citizens and Meals on
Wheels along with many other community organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband Chester Bannowsky, her only
sister Eunice Raborn and brother-in-law, Jack Raborn.
Survivors are a special niece, Harryet Dare of Richmond; great nieces,
Nancy Hawkins of Rosenburg, Dorothy Dare and Melissa McCourt of Houston.
She is also survived by four great-great nieces, Sue Beth Ramsey of Pecos,
Ruby Zibilski of Austin, Ann Jacoby of Menard, Virginia Loeffler of Junction
and Corpus Christi; nephews, Jimmy Bannowsky of Brackettville, and Kenneth
Bannowsky of Junction; also by several great- and great-great nieces and
nephews; and cousins, Nell Craig, Kay Phillips, Fred Phillips, Hollis Phillips
all of Junction and Raymond Phillips of Kirtland, New Mexico.
Pallbearers were Charlie Craig, K. Phillips, Linwood Hawkins, Jamie
Roy Jacoby, Kenneth Bannowsky and Jimmy Bannowsky.
Rites held for Bobby DeGaugh
Bobby DeGaugh, 55, passed away Tuesday evening, November 21, 2000 at
his home in London. He was born August 13, 1945, in Kilgore, Texas, to
Robert James "Billy" and Ada Belle (Jones) DeGaugh.
He is survived by his wife Joyce of London; two sons, Shayne DeGaugh
of London, and Shawn DeGaugh of Bridgeport, Nebraska; four daughters, Gina
Goswick of Midland, Kelli Edison and Andria DeGaugh of London, and Stacey
Chidester of VanVleck; seven granddaughters, Annie of London, Haylei and
Jillian DeGaugh of Douglas, Wyoming, Hope DeGaugh of Casper, Wyoming, Chelsea
Edison of London, Shelbi Lyn and Savanah Goswick of Midland; four grandsons
Dylan and Zachary Edison of London and Tyler Crawford & Gage Pitt of
VanVleck; one great grandson, Shea Marc Anthony DeGaugh also of London.
He is also survived by three step-grandsons Mitchell, Shane and Kyle Gross.
Bobby married Joyce (Glassburn) on December 8, 1962, in Sidney, Nebraska.
He attended Kimball High School in Kimball, Nebraska. He served in the
US Navy from 1962-1966 on the USS Providence and the USS Hanson DDS in
the Western Pacific. He was awarded the National Defense service medal,
Vietnam service medal and first Good Conduct medal. He served two tours
After his discharge from the Navy, he worked on drilling rigs in western
Nebraska. In 1967, he worked for Union Oil Company in the Lisbon Valley,
Utah. In 1969-73, he worked for Inexco Oil Company in the highlight field
located south of Gillette, Wyoming. After six months, he was transferred
to Douglas, Wyoming over the Kaye Field. After a year he was transferred
to the Casper, Wyoming, office to assist and supervise in the preparation,
completion and production operations of a fifty-well wildcat drilling program
in the Powder River basin of Wyoming. In 1973, he worked as an independent
drilling and production consultant for various oil companies, supervising,
drilling, completion and production operations.
In 1974-90, he started DeGaugh Well Service, Inc. and continued to
consult. During this time he built the company up to six well-servicing
units and six drilling rigs. In 1978, he designed and built a 4000' depth
rated all hydraulic top head drive rig. Using this rig, he drilled and
developed 20 producing shallow wells in what is called the Morton Field
in Converse County, Wyoming. In 1983, he started the drilling part of the
company. As a drilling and well-servicing contractor for 16 years, he had
the opportunity to assist the operator in all phases of drilling, completion
and production operations.
In 1990, he semi-retired and moved to Midland, Texas. At this time
he worked as a consultant for Tempo Energy. In 1993, he worked for Star
Tool Company, and in 1996, he retired completely, moving to London, to
a small farm to raise meat goats.
He was a member of the London Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon
and conducted a Bible study class. He served two terms as president of
the London Community Council and was a past member of the London Fire Department.
Bobby enjoyed playing golf and was an avid reader.
He was preceded in death by his father Billy in 1978, his mother Ada
in 1993, his brother Billy James in 1993, and a nephew Thad in 1997.
The family has requested no flowers. A tree memorial is being established
in Bobby's honor.
There will be no funeral service. Arrangements were by Aubrey Fife
Robert Ferrell McKinney rites Wednesday
Robert Ferrell McKinney, age 85, of London, passed away Monday, November
27, 2000, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo following a sudden illness.
Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November
29, in the London Cemetery with Richard Horne officiating. Arrangements
were under the direction of Graham Funeral Home.
Ferrell was born in London, on April 24, 1915, to Robert Lee and Edith
McKinney. He grew up in London and graduated from London High School. He
joined the Army and served his country in Australia, New Guinea and the
Philippines He loved to tell stories of how he broke horses and wrangled
mules while he was overseas. After returning to London, Ferrell was involved
in farming and ranching, and later operated McKinney Pump and Windmill
Service for over 20 years Ferrell married Norene Williamson on June 28,
1947. They raised two sons, Rob McKinney and Larry Rucker.
Ferrell loved to dance, fish, run his hound dogs and visit with his
family and friends. If honorary pallbearers were named, it would have to
be almost everyone he knew because he considered each one a friend. We
love and miss you Papaw Ferrell.
Survivors include one son, Rob McKinney and wife Jackie of Ozona; one
stepson, Larry Rucker and wife Betty of Pasadena; one brother, R.B. McKinney
of Junction; three grandsons, Quinton McKinney and wife Misty of Springdale,
Arkansas, Zane McKinney also of Springdale, Arkansas and Calvin Lee McKinney
of Ozona. He is also survived by one great-grandson, Ethan McKinney of
Service held for Winnie Lou Metcalf
Winnie Lou Metcalf, 90, of Brady, passed away on Friday, November 24,
in Brady. She was born July 31, 1910, in San Saba to Tom and Mary Clark
Millsap. Mrs. Metcalf is survived by her children Eddie Lou Pierce of Brady,
Myrl Metcalf of Junction, Curtis Metcalf of Anson, and Harvey Metcalf of
Junction, 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Joseph Metcalf in 1979.
Graveside services for Winnie Lou Metcalf were held on Sunday, November
26, at 2:00 p.m. in the Gooch Cemetery, Mason with Brother Ray Ash officiating.
Funeral services were under the direction of Mason Funeral Home.