Andrew Harrison, 71, died at Hendrick Medical Center on Thursday, Aug.
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, 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.
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
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
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
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
She was preceded in death by three sisters; two brothers; and one great-grandson,
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, 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, 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
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, 67, of Sweetwater, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001
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
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,
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
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
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
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,
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, 75, of Loraine, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 at a local
Graveside services were Tuesday, Dec. 5, 200 at Loraine Cemetery with
Rev. Robert Bracy officiating. Kiker-Seale Funeral Home was in charge of
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
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
She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Elmo Rankin on May 3,
Milton John Wood
Milton John Wood, 81, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 at Sweetwater
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.
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.,
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
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
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.