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Andrew Harrison
Andrew Harrison, 71, died at Hendrick Medical Center on Thursday, Aug. 19,1999.
Services were today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Rose Baptist Church. Rev. Roy C. Jones officiated. Burial was at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.metery at 4 p.m.

Dorothy Langley Green
PLANO - Dorothy Langley Green, 77, a former resident of Sweetwater and current resident of Plano, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 1999.
Services were on today at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Plano. Internment was at Sweetwater Cemetery at 4 p.m.

Lawton Dacus
Lawton Dacus, 87, of Midland died Wednesday at his home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Gardens of Memories in Sweetwater with Tyrone Lee Kelly officiating. Ellis Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Local arrangements are by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater. 
Mr. Dacus was born Oct. 3, 1911, in Blum and married Maxine Patmore on Sept. 5, 1947. As a young man he lived in Hermleigh and Ira, then moved to Snyder before he joined the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1971 he moved to Sweetwater from Snyder, and to Midland in 1976. 
He was a member of Alamo Heights Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife of Midland; his daughters, Joyce Evans and Christine Brown, both of Midland; his brother, Roy W. Dacus of Aledo; his sister, Mattie Jane Bullard of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Raymond May
ODESSA - Raymond May, age 87, a retired supervisor of United States Gypsum (USG), died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 at the home of his family in Odessa.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000 at Arlington Funeral Home in Arlington, Texas. Burial followed in Oak Grove Memorial in Irving, under the direction of Arlington Funeral Home.
Mr. May was born May 28, 1913 in Proctor. He married Ruby Lucille in Sweetwater. He was a resident of Irving for 30 years, former resident of Watauga and moved to Odessa in April. He worked for 36 years for United States Gypsum.
Survivors include two sons, Dellis May and his wife, Pamela, of North Richland Hills and Dennis May and his wife, Rebecca, of Odessa; one brother, J.T. May of Nevada; one sister, Ruby Rogenstein of Nevada; 10 grandchildren; and, five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Ruby Lucille May; and, one son, Leland Wayne May.

Ivan L. Wozencraft Jr.
Ivan L. Wozencraft Jr., 61, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at his residence.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 at Olton Cemetery in Olton with Jim Green officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home in Olton and local arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Mr. Wozencraft was born Jan. 10, 1940 in Hereford. He was a welder and dairyman. He was Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Essie Lee Sluder of Olton; two sons, Danny Wozencraft of Lubbock and Darrell Wozencraft of Olton; three daughters, Dee Sugart of Dublin, Dena Stutzman of Dublin and Debbie Outlaw of Stephenville; one sister, D'Lee Smith of Olton; and six grandchildren.

Audrey Merl Elizabeth Griffin
HAMLIN - Audrey Merl Elizabeth "Merline" Griffin, 74, of Hamlin, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001 at Hamlin Memorial Hospital. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 9, 2001 at McCaulley United Methodist Church with Rev. James Brigham and Rev. Jeff Sedberry officiating. Burial followed in McCaulley Cemetery under the direction of Foster-Adams Funeral Home of Hamlin.
Mrs. Griffin was born Nov. 13, 1926 in Bronte to Joseph Hugo Bramlett and Gertrude Wallis Richardson. She attended schools in Bronte and Blackwell. She married Alfred Ray Griffin on July 17, 1947 in McCaulley. A long-time McCaulley resident, she was a homemaker and a member of the McCaulley United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include her husband, Alfred Griffin of McCaulley; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Cindy Griffin of Sweetwater; five daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Donald Collins of Hamlin, Carol Dennis Young and John Sissom of Sweetwater, Charlotte and Bill Godlove of Lubbock, Vicky and Mike Rimes of Aspermont and Beverly and Jack Larsen of Hamlin; three brothers, Ronnie Bramlett of Lubbock, J.T. Bramlett of El Paso and Hugh Bramlett of Abernathy; three sisters, Anna Jo Todd of Hale Center, Joyce Cave of Melissa and Joyce Mitchell of Hobbs, N.M.; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters; two brothers; and one great-grandson, Christopher Richardson.
Pallbearers were Dub Waldon, Kerry Green, Marion Reed, Bobby Smith, John Ed Reed and Gene Mize. Honorary pallbearers were Pete Forbes, L.O. Hicks, Avis Jeffery, Roy Williams, Raymond Nichols and Buddy Gibson.

Melba Daves
Melba Daves, 70, of Sweetwater, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001 at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001 at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater with Dr. Joel McCoy. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories in Sweetwater. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Mrs. Daves was born Feb. 21, 1931 in Ranger. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sweetwater where she was a member of the church choir. She was also a member of the Bridge Club. She worked and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Drennon Daves of Sweetwater; one daughter, Marsha Otterstedt and husband, Jeff of Granville, Ohio; and two grandsons, Tyler and Kyle Otterstedt of Granville, Ohio.
Pallbearers will be Pat Gerald, Les Wooten, David Welch, Kevin Hutson, Tommy Lancaster and David Green.
The family requests memorials be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 295, Sweetwater TX 79556 or Susan G. Komen Foundation, Research for Breast Cancer, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 370, Dallas TX 75244.

Martha Idella Carter
ROTAN - Martha Idella Carter, 89, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at a Midland health center.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 4, 2001 at Weathersbee Funeral Home Chapel in Rotan. Burial followed at the Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee Funeral Home.
She was born July 31, 1911 in Grandbury. She raised four sons, did volunteer work and served her church. 
Survivors include Billy Carter and family, Robert Carter and family, Chester Carter and family, Johnny Carter and family, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one sister, Charlene Bowen.

Louise Webb
Louise Webb, 94, of Scottsdale, Ariz. and formerly of Sweetwater, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 in a Scottsdale, Ariz. nursing home.
Graveside services were held 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9 at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater with Rev. Mark Alexander officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Mrs. Webb was born Sept. 28, 1906 in Conway, Ark. She married Earl Webb on March 11, 1928 in Sweetwater. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater. She had lived in Arizona the past two and one-half years and in Sweetwater all her life before that. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Webb of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one daughter, Bettye Earl Hempel of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Carrie Louise Hempel and Melissa Ann Hempel, both of Los Angeles, Calif.

Judy Annette Birkenfeld
Judy Annette Seaton Birkenfeld, 38, of Sweetwater, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 in an Abilene hospital.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at the First Baptist Church in Rotan with Rev. Joel McCoy officiating. Burial followed in the Hobbs Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee Funeral Home in Rotan.
Mrs. Birkenfeld was born Aug. 31, 1962 in Spur to Joe and Jennette Seaton of Jayton. She was a homemaker and mother of one. She had lived in the area for 10 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater, a Band Booster and Vice President of Volunteers at School.
Survivors include her parents, Joe and Jennette Seaton of Jayton; one daughter, Savanna Birkenfeld; three brothers, Joe Seaton, Jr. of Tye, Tim Seaton of Denton and Wes Seaton of Jayton; three nieces; four nephews; and one great-nephew.

Nanoe Rollin Thunder
Nanoe Rollin Thunder, 3, of Sweetwater, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2001 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with James Gholson officiating. Graveside services and a burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Mount Olive Cemetery in Aspermont. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Nanoe was born March 9, 1998 in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his mother, Tracillia Ballard of Sweetwater; one brother, Storm Thunder of Sweetwater; maternal grandmother, Diane Ballard of Sweetwater; maternal great-grandparents, Bobby Roe and Pat Gholson of Aspermont; paternal great-grandmother, Joyce Cox of Winters; and three aunts, Tracie Williams of Irving, Tricia Cox of Lovington, N.M. and Trina Rodriquez of Sweetwater.

Evaristo Hernandez
Evaristo Hernandez, 67, of Sweetwater, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 in Lubbock.
A rosary service will be held at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001 at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 at Saint Alberts Catholic Church in Roscoe with Father Mike Goode officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Born Oct. 26, 1934 in Karnes City, Texas, Mr. Hernandez was a retired farm hand. He was a Catholic. He had lived in Nolan County most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Hernandez of Roscoe; five sons, Jessie Hernandez, Steve Hernandez, Evaristo Hernandez Jr. and Andrew Hernandez, all of Roscoe, and Robert Hernandez of Snyder; five daughters, Alicia Vrubel and Jamie Hernandez, both of Roscoe, Lydia Guerrero, Virginia Monreal, Guadalupe Alaniz, all of Sweetwater; three sisters, Mary Guzman, Louisa Guzman and Cruz Limones, all of Sweetwater; six brothers, Charlie Hernandez of Lubbock, Elisio Hernandez, Pete Hernandez, Chano Hernandez and Thomas Hernandez, all of Sweetwater, and Joseph Hernandez of Loraine; 24 grandchildren; and, nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Armstrong, Ray Gonzales, Robert Williams, Matthew Clark, David Perez and Hilly Williams.

Ima Leola Pace
Ima Leola "Imogene" Pace, 97, of Corpus Christi, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 at her residence.
Graveside services were held 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at the Weslaco City Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of Seaside Funeral Home in Corpus Christi.
Mrs. Pace was born in Roscoe on Oct. 5, 1903 to William H. and Edna Reed McBurnett of Roscoe. She was a graduate of the Sweetwater school system. She married Asa Clyde "Ace" Pace of Sweetwater on Aug. 18, 1923. She and her husband moved to Weslaco where she resided until 1985.
Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Keir Thompson, and husband, Baldwin of McAllen, Jo Ann Logan and husband, George of Billings, Mont. and Helen Francis Marcum of Corpus Christi; one sister, Mrs. Almarine McDonald of Harlem, Mont.; ten grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Asa Clyde Pace on Jan. 4, 1967; one son, J.W. Pace on Jan. 20, 1950; and two grandsons, David Marcum and Vincent Logan.
Honorary pallbearers were Ray Dyer, Charles Miller, Bruce Lackey, George Logan, Baldwin Thompson and Roy Davis. 
The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of choice.

Onesimo M. Jacques
Onesimo (O.M.) Jacques, 78, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at his son's residence in Sweetwater.
Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Mike Goode officiating. Burial will follow, with military graveside rites provided by the Nolan County Honor Guard, at Sweetwater Cemetery. All arrangements are by McCoy Funeral Home.
Mr. Jacques was born August 27, 1923 in Rotan. He married Irene Torres on Feb. 26, 1947 in Sweetwater. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and worked as a fence builder and farm laborer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He was a past member of Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club. He had lived in Sweetwater most of his life.
Survivors include: one son, Rodney Jacques and wife, Delia, of Sweetwater; one daughter, Lydia Steele and husband, Gene, of Uvalde; one sister, Eloise Rodriquez of Sweetwater; five grandchildren; and, four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Jacques, on June 22, 1998; and a daughter, Belinda Ahangarzadeh, on July 18, 1979.
Pallbearers will be Albert Rivera, Joe Saldivar, Richard Rendon, Bryce Nash, Sean Jacques and Rupert Rodriquez Jr.

Barbara Storrs Crain
Barbara Storrs Crain, 59, of Abilene, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 at a Houston hospital. 
Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001 at Lakeside Baptist Church in Breckenridge. Graveside services followed at 4 p.m. in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. Arrangements were made under the direction of Melton Kitchens Funeral Home of Breckenridge.
Mrs. Crain was born June 3, 1941 in Haskell. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Bonnie Storrs of Sweetwater. She married George Ballard Crain on Aug. 15, 1959 in Sweetwater at Broadway Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, George Ballard Crain; one son, Chad Crain of Copperas Cove; one daughter, Sherry Allen of Abilene; one grandchild, Brianna McCann; and one sister, Wanda Hartgraves Tabor of Sweetwater.

Betty Booth Garner
AUSTIN - Betty Booth Garner, age 77, of Austin, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000 at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, with Rev. Larry Shores officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home in Austin.
Born April 2, 1923 in Austin to Lee and Jessie Booth, Mrs. Garner was a resident of Sweetwater for 20 years. She graduated from the University of Texas and had been employed with the Texas Department of Human Resources for 10 years. She was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her brother, Don Booth and his wife, Dottie, of Belton; and, a cousin, Debby Ramsey of Austin.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 149100, Austin, Texas, 78714-9100.

Theodore T. "T-Bone" Brady II
HAMLIN - Theodore T. "T-Bone" Brady II, 87, of San Angelo and formerly of Sweetwater, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at his home.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2001 at the First United Methodist Church in Hamlin. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Tuxedo under the direction of Foster-Adams Funeral Home of Hamlin.
Mr. Brady was born on Feb. 9, 1914 in Stonewall County. He was the son of the late T.T. and Eula O. "Patsy" (Busby) Brady. He attended Stonewall County rural schools and married Perry Lou Copenhaver on June 24, 1939 in Abilene. She preceded him in death on Feb. 23, 1999. Mr. Brady was a Texas State Highway Patrolman from 1940 until 1957 when he retired. He also worked for U.S. Gypsum in Sweetwater. 
He moved to Hamlin from Sweetwater in 1970 and to San Angelo in 1998. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Sweetwater and attended First United Methodist Church in Hamlin. He was a member of the Hamlin Masonic Lodge and the Hamlin Rotary Club.
Survivors include one son, Theodore T. Brady, III and wife, Ann of Austin; one daughter, Connie Hicks and husband, Bob of San Angelo; a son-in-law, James McConeghy of Bowie; four brothers, Tom Brady of Hamlin, Charles Brady and Henry Brady, both of Austin and Jim Brady of Utah; two sisters, Mae Bush of Lubbock and Rose Turnbull of Hobbs, N.M.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Vee McConeghy and Francis Brennenstool; and two sisters.

Rodney S. Germany
Rodney S. Germany, 82, of Clyde died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001 in the Clyde Nursing Home in Clyde.
Funeral services were 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2001 at the Higginbotham Chapel in Cross Plains. Burial followed in the Cross Plains Cemetery. Mike Kelly officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home of Cross Plains.
Mr. Germany was born April 8, 1919 in San Saba to Jason Hull and Amelia Christine Germany. He was married to Ella Ruth Miller on Nov. 19, 1949 in Brown County. He was a rancher and a Baptist.
He is survived by his sons, David Powell of Lake Brownwood, Johnny Powell of Weatherford, R.J. Germany of Rising Star, Dale Germany Sr. of Lometa, Lawson Dale Germany of Brownwood; four daughters, Irene Williams of Victoria, Mary Millett of Sweetwater, Chris Reeves of Brownwood, Sue Gray of Clyde; three brothers, Tom Germany of Arizona, Sam Germany of Washington, Hull Germany, Jr.; two sisters, Dorothy Pruitt of Odessa, Mary Marble of Dallas; 32 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Terry Glenn Maxwell
Terry Glenn Maxwell, 45, of Abilene, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000 in Abilene.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 at the City Cemetery of Abilene, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home at 542 Hickory in Abilene. Bill Luttrell will be officiating.
Mr. Maxwell was a lifetime resident of Abilene and was a self-employed radiator repairman and roofer. He was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ of Abilene.
Survivors include: his mother, Shirley Marie Adams; his wife, Charlene Moore of Abilene; three sons, Jimmy Maxwell of Abilene, Nathen Glenn Maxwell of Colorado and Aaron Matthew Wilkerson of Colorado; one daughter, Shonda Lynn Mills of Mississippi; three brothers, George Maxwell of Amarillo, Gary Adams of Sweetwater and Nathan Charles Adams of Abilene; four sisters, Linda Mussick, Louise Maxwell and Lisa Maxwell, all of Abilene, and Lillie Tatum of Amarillo; two grandmothers, Iva Lee Maxwell of Hawley and Virginia Green of Clyde; his step-father, M.T. Adams; and, four grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Hendrick Hospice Care at P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, TX 79604.

Ira D. (Pat) Bell
Ira D. (Pat) Bell, 75, of Sweetwater, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000 at the Holiday Retirement Center in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel in Sweetwater with Rev. Donald Hunt officiating. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted at Sweetwater Cemetery under the auspices of Sweetwater Masonic Lodge AF & AM No. 571. Burial will be under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Mr. Bell married Margaret E. Hammonds on Sept. 20, 1947 in Anson. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy. He was a truck driver for U.S. Gypsum before retiring. Mr. Bell had been a resident of Sweetwater since 1949. He was a member of Sweetwater Masonic Lodge AF & AM No. 571.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Bell of Sweetwater; two sons, Darvin Bell of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Larry Bell of Gainesville, Texas; one daughter, Janet Martin of Branson, Missouri; eight grandchildren; and, two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be members of the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge AF & AM No. 571.

Bobbie Rankin
Bobbie Rankin, 75, of Loraine, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 at a local care center.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Dec. 5, 200 at Loraine Cemetery with Rev. Robert Bracy officiating. Kiker-Seale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Rankin was born Sept. 17, 1925 in Roscoe to Charles and Nancy Carlile. She married Roy Elmo Rankin on Feb. 6, 1943 in Champion. She had been a lifelong resident of Mitchell County. She was a retired nurses aide and a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Rankin and wife, Betty, of Loraine; one brother, Charles Carlile of Sweetwater; one grandson, Mark Neal Rankin of Milwaukee, Wis.; one granddaughter, Nillki Rankin of Loraine; and two great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Elmo Rankin on May 3, 1996.

Milton John Wood
Milton John Wood, 81, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Funeral services were 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Clifton Phillips officiating. Burial followed the graveside services that were held 2 p.m. at Old Runnels Cemetery in Ballinger. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Mr. Wood was born March 21, 1919 in Runnels County. He married Martha Jo Lewis on Sept. 27, 1941 in Runnels County. He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and had lived in Sweetwater since 1948. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy and worked for U.S. Gypsum Company of which he retired from after 33 years.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Wood; one son, Johnny Joe Wood and wife, Linda Marie, of Clyde; five daughters, Linda Kay Kilgore and husband, Ralph, of Sweetwater, Micky Lowry of Brazoria, Martha Lee Johns and husband, Gene, of Maryneal, Ida Fay Chesshire and husband, Ron, of Monterey, Calif. and Sherry Weems and husband, Bob, of Sweetwater; two sisters, Margaret Hallmark of Ballinger and Edna Merl Owens of Mammoth, Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Dema Hoots of Brazoria; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers were nephews and great-nephews, Alvin Hallmark, Jerry Hallmark, Calvin Hallmark, Gary Griffith, Roland Phillips, Lance Nixon and Jessy Likes. Honorary pallbearers were Warren Templet, Tommy Walker, Tommy O'Rear and Lee Franklin.

Rev. Herbert M. Zimmerman
Rev. Herbert M. Zimmerman, 90, of Roscoe died Monday, July 2, 2001 at his residence.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2001 at First Salem Lutheran Church in Roscoe with Pastor Glenn Dittmer officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held Monday, July 9, 2001 at Chokio Lutheran Cemetery in Chokio, Minn. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Roscoe.
Honorary pallbearers were the men of First Salem Lutheran Church.
Mr. Zimmerman was born on May 14, 1911 in Chokio, Minn. He married Maude Herschap on Feb. 23, 1954 in Corpus Christi. He had lived in Roscoe since 1968 and was a member of First Salem Lutheran Church in Roscoe and the Roscoe Lions Club. He attended St. Paul Lutheran College in Minneapolis, Minn. from 1928 to 1932 and graduated from Wartburg Seminary of Dubuque, Iowa in 1933. He taught Parochial School and was a supply pastor at Buffalo Lake, Minn. in 1934 and then served as an interim pastor in Tuttle, N.D. in 1935. 
He was ordained into the ministry on Nov. 17, 1935 by his hometown pastor in Chokio, Minn. and accepted his first call to Texas the same month. He served parishes at Shilo, Sublime, Orange Grove, Marion, Weimar and Roscoe. He retired in Roscoe in 1979. After retirement he continued the ministry by filling in at surrounding community churches. He was honored in 2000 for 65 years of service in the Lutheran Ministry.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Merz of Austin and Connie Groff of Abilene; four sons, Mark Zimmerman of Midland, Kenny Zimmerman of Caldwell, Reuben Zimmerman of Lindale and Rodney Kelso of Seguin; three sisters, Gertrude Brunkow of Herman, Minn., Doris Heuer of Minneapolis, Minn. and Joy Dougherty of Lake Barrington, Ill.; two brothers, Victor Zimmerman of Chokio, Minn. and Phillip Zimmerman of Minneapolis, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Schauer Zimmerman in 1952; his second wife, Lena Maude Herschap Zimmerman in 1989; and one son, Brian Zimmerman.
Memorials may be made to the First Salem Lutheran Church in Roscoe, Lutheran World Relief or to the American Diabetes Association.

Janell Martin (Jan) Lanier
SNYDER -- Janell Martin (Jan) Lanier, 55, of Snyder and formerly of Sweetwater, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Lance May will officiate. Burial will follow at Decker Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
The family will receive friends at McCoy Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday.
Mrs. Lanier was born Oct. 16, 1946 in Santa Anna. She married Bob Lanier in 1975 in Snyder. She was a graduate of Sweetwater High School in 1965. She was a supervisor for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Snyder Distribution Center for eight years and before that had worked as a beautician in Sweetwater and Snyder several years. She also was a Baptist.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Lanier of Snyder; one son, Scott Lanier and wife Tyfani of Amarillo; her father, Melvin Martin of Sweetwater; one sister, Linda Fry of Amarillo; one brother, Greg Martin of Dallas; one stepdaughter, Cindy Hendley of Eula; one son-in-law, Scott Hendley of Potosi; two grandsons, Cody Lanier and Justin Lanier, both of Amarillo; two step-grandchildren, Shay Hendley and Sloan Hendley, both of Eula; and two nieces, Pamela Ludlum of Sweetwater and Janet Watson of Amarillo.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Martin on March 5, 1999.
The family request that memorials be sent to a favorite charity.

Brian C. Cox
Brian C. Cox, 51, of Sweetwater, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001 at his residence. 
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Mark Alexander officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Mr. Cox was born on Aug. 11, 1949 in Sweetwater. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and life-long resident of Sweetwater. He graduated from Sweetwater High School and attended West Texas State University. He worked for B.J. Hughes Oilfield Service Company.
Survivors include two daughters, Vadrian Danielle Miskowski and Rachael Miskowski, both of San Diego, Calif.; and one brother, Robin Cox and wife, Vickie, of Sweetwater.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dell and Bobby Cox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Lewis, Welton Ellison, Randy Taylor, Charlie Samples, John Frazier, Wilbert Gerst, Keith Mulanax, Jimmy Don Peeples, and Wayne Thompson.

John Prentis Wilks
John Prentis Wilks, 68, of Maryneal, died Sunday, July 1, 2001 at Rolling Plain Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Maryneal Baptist Church with Brother Don Pattillo officiating. Burial followed at the Decker Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Pallbearers were Rex George, Louis Light, Parks Thomas, Jimmy Flint, Lance Light and P.A. Womble. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Hale, Kyle Hale, Kurt Hale, Heath Bowlin, Jimmy Johns and Greg Sanders.
Mr. Wilks was born Dec. 12, 1932 in Pecos. He married Helen Sasin on March 10, 1951 in Champion. He was a graduate of Highland High School and had lived in Nolan County most of his life. He retired in 1982 from Lone Star Industries in Maryneal. He was a member of Maryneal Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Wilks of Maryneal; two daughters, Barbara Hale and husband, Michael of Sweetwater and Pat Bowlin of Plains; one sister, JoAnn Farr and husband, Jerry of Abilene; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, P.L. and Agnes Wilks; and one sister, Evelyn Newsom.

Conchito Morales, Jr.
Conchito Morales, Jr. 83, of Roscoe, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 in an Abilene Nursing Home.
A rosary was held Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at 7 p.m. at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Saint Alberts's Catholic Church in Roscoe. 
Burial followed at the Roscoe Cemetery, Rev. Mike Goode officiated. All were under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Mr. Morales was born June 15, 1918 in Eagle Lake, Texas. He was a member of Saint Albert's Catholic Church. He was a TV and radio repairman and also worked at Roscoe Cemetery for Mr. Bennett.
He is survived by three brothers, Jesse Morales, of Friona, Morris Morales, of Eagle Lake, Jimmy Morales, of Sweetwater; four sisters, Maria Guerrero, of Gail, Belia Torres, of Albuquerque, NM., Ruperta Gonzalez, of Roscoe, Elvira Olvera, of Roscoe; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother on June 25, 1979; his father on June 28,1979; one brother on January 6, 1995.
Pallbearers were Robert Morales, Andre' Morales, Albert Morales Jr., Chris Morales, Martin Morales and Jesse Morales. Honorary pallbearer was Steve Gonzalez.

Wynona Jones Dickenson 
Wynona Jones Dickenson was born in Hamilton County, Texas, on February 12, 1908. She enrolled in Texas Technological College in 1925 as a member of its first freshman class, and she graduated in three years, receiving her diploma in 1928. She received a Masters degree from Hardin-Simmons University. She married Curtis Dickenson in 1928, and they were married for more than 52 years prior to his death in 1980. They lived in Stamford, Texas, for more than 25 years and then moved to Sweetwater, Texas. 
Graveside services will be held Friday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater with Dr. Darris Egger officiating. McCoy Funeral is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Dickenson passed away Sunday, April 16 at Sears Methodist Nursing Center in Abilene. 
Wynona Dickenson was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, the Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. 
Curtis was a 42 year employee of West Texas Utilities Company, retiring as District Sales Manager of the Stamford District. Wynona Dickenson taught school in and around Stamford while they lived had lived there, and she taught in Sweetwater until she retired. 
Wynona Dickenson is survived by her son and his wife, Bob and Joan Dickenson of Abilene, and by her daughter and her daughter's husband, Nancy and Larry Meeks of San Angelo. She is also survived by three grandchildren Mike Meeks of Midland; Karen Fox of San Angelo; and Jim Dickenson of Abilene. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Kyle Meeks; Kayci Meeks; and Kody Fox. 
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers can be sent to the charity of your choice, to the Sears Retirement System, to Hendrick Hospice Care, or to the American Cancer Society.


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