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Dolpha Martin
Dolpha Martin, 84, of San Angelo died Monday, March 22, 1999, at her residence. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.

Daniel Ward
Daniel Ward, 86, of San Angelo died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in a Fort Worth hospital. Services are pending at Robert Massie Funeral Home.

John Winton
John Robert Winton, 36, of San Angelo died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Mary Davidson
Mary Evelyn Davidson, 77, of San Angelo died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Belvedere Memorial Park with the Rev. James Mitchell officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Voca and was a lifetime resident of San Angelo. She was a retired cafeteria manager for Fort Concho Elementary School and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include three children, Cynthia Gutierrez and Harold Davidson, both of San Angelo, and George Davidson of Christoval; a sister, Judy Griffin of Christoval; a brother, Harold Goode of Colorado City; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Robert Phillips Jr.
Robert Phillips Jr., 62, of Ely, Nev., died Monday, March 22, 1999, in a traffic accident near Water Valley.
Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Paul Terry officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Phoenix. He was a retired schoolteacher.
He is survived by a sister, Mary Louise Riles of Sacramento, Calif.

Kenneth Jones
Kenneth Ray Jones, 54, of Cloudcroft, N.M., died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Alamogordo.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Fellowship Church.
He was born July 21, 1944, in San Angelo and had lived in New Mexico for two years.
Survivors include his wife, Clarise Jones of Cloudcroft; his mother, Beulah Jones of San Angelo; a brother, Marion "Sonny" Jones of San Angelo; two sons, Wayne Jones and Lincoln Jones, both of Dallas; a daughter, Kara Marie Dean of Dallas; and five grandchildren.

Mary Laughlin
SANTA ANNA - Mary Edna Laughlin, 100, of Trickham died Monday, March 22, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trickham Union Church with burial in Trickham Cemetery. Arrangements are by Henderson Funeral Home.
She was born July 4, 1898, in Erath County and was a lifetime resident of the Trickham community. She was a homemaker and a member of Trickham Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Roy Laughlin of Brownwood and Doyle Laughlin of Brookesmith; a sister, Sybil Reagor of Bangs; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Lois Fitzhugh
COLEMAN - Lois Inez Riley Fitzhugh, 85, of Oklahoma City and formerly of Coleman, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Oklahoma City.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in the Coleman Cemetery. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.
She was born May 6, 1913. She had been a resident of Oklahoma City since 1978, moving from Coleman. She was a homemaker and a farmer.
Survivors include a son, Riley Fitzhugh; a sister, Zelda Pendergrass of Odessa; a granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gottfried Lehman
ALPINE - Gottfried Edward "Gus" Lehman, 89, died Monday, March 22, 1999, in a local care center.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Geeslin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Elm Grove Cemetery.
He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and was a longtime resident of Alpine. An Army veteran of World War II, he owned and operated Valerie's Dress Shop until his retirement.
Survivors include a brother, Ernest Lehman of West Unity, Ohio; two sisters, Lena Heinrich of Toledo and Elizabeth Dageforde of Anderson, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty Hinkle
PECOS - Betty Nan Hinkle, 71, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
She was born April 14, 1927, in Pecos and was a lifetime resident. She was a retired X-ray technician and a member of First Christian Church.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Socrates Walker
BIG SPRING - Socrates Allen "Soc" Walker, 82, of Goldthwaite and formerly of Big Spring, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Goldthwaite.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Alvarado and was a longtime resident of Big Spring, moving to Goldthwaite one year ago. He was a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of schools before retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, the Kiwanis Club, TSTA, Texas Association of Secondary Principals and the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Walker of Goldthwaite; a son, Ron Walker of Goldthwaite; a daughter, Karen Adams of Big Spring; a brother, Ted Walker of Rankin; and five grandchildren.

Charles West
LLANO - Charles Young West, 79, of Llano died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Austin.
There will be no service. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 22, 1919, in the Vista community of Hamilton County and had lived in Llano since 1982. He was a draftsman for Shell Oil Co.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley West of Llano; a daughter, Carole West of Beeville; two sisters, Mrs. L.B. Hoover of Ozona and Mrs. J.M. Morris of San Saba; and one grandchild.

James Lewis
SWEETWATER - James Clinton Lewis, 72, died Monday, March 22, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial in Sweetwater Cemetery.
He was born June 7, 1926, in Roscoe and was a lifetime resident of Nolan and Fisher counties. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was an auto mechanic and worked for the Texas Highway Department and American National Life Insurance Co. He was a member of Lamar Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Lewis of Sweetwater; two sons, Clyde Lewis of Garland and Stanley Lewis of Midlothian; a brother, Weldon Lewis of Midland; three sisters, Helen Watson of Dallas, Frances Green of Blackwell and Ann Kiker of Mineral Wells; and three grandchildren.

Charlie Moore
ROSCOE - Charlie D. Moore, 82, of Roscoe died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in a Sweetwater hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are by McCoy Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 18, 1916, in Roscoe and was a lifetime resident. A World War II veteran, he was a farmer, a cowboy and a Baptist.
There are no immediate survivors.

Donald Buscher
SWEETWATER - Donald Buscher, 76, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at his residence.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Arrangements are by McCoy Funeral Home.
He was born July 30, 1922, in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and had lived in Sweetwater since 1986. A Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he worked for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Buscher of Sweetwater; three sons, Michael Buscher of Roswell, Ga., Patrick Buscher of Abilene and Thomas Rea Buscher of St. Albans, W.Va.; a brother, Francis Buscher of Arlington, Va.; and nine grandchildren.

Charles Davis
SWEETWATER - Charles Edward "Squinky" Davis, 43, of Lubbock and formerly of Sweetwater, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in a Lubbock hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial in Sweetwater Cemetery.
He was born June 14, 1955, in Sweetwater. He was an Army veteran and worked at Luby's Cafeteria.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Fitch Davis of Lubbock; a son, Charles E. Davis Jr. of Detroit; three sisters, Johnnie McDaniel of Ruidoso, N.M., Mabelle Rivers of Georgia and Carole Foster Watkins of Abilene; two brothers, Jimmy Davis Jr. of Ruidoso and Billy Robinson of Sweetwater; his father, Jimmy Davis Sr. of Ruidoso; his grandfather, Benny Williams of Sweetwater; and his stepfather, A.Y. Corona of Sweetwater.

Nelda Lemons
LAMPASAS - Nelda Jean Lemons, 61, of San Angelo died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Chapel with burial in High Valley Cemetery in Bend.
She was born July 21, 1937, in Richland Springs. She was a member of New Life Christian Center in Lockhart.
Survivors include a son, Roy Taylor of Lockhart; a daughter, Melody Christianson of San Angelo; two sisters, JoAnne Daniels of Christoval and Sophia Hunter of Palacios; a brother, Robert Lemons of Bend; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Seferina Martinez
STANTON - Seferina Martinez of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in a Big Spring hospital. Services are pending at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home.

Dominga Barajas
AUSTIN - Dominga Barajas, 52, formerly of Lometa died Monday, March 22, 1999, in Austin. Services are pending at Austin-Peel & Son Funeral Home.

Sylvia Holguin
STANTON - Sylvia Ramirez Holguin, 29, of Homestead, Fla., died Sunday, March 21, 1999. Services are pending at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home.

Pearle Long
GOLDTHWAITE - Pearle Long of Goldthwaite died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Fort Stockton. Services are pending at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

James Weaver
BIG SPRING - James Weldon Weaver, 77, of Coahoma died Monday, March 22, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Coahoma Cemetery. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
He was born July 1, 1921, in Coahoma and was a lifetime resident. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Dodson Weaver of Coahoma; two stepsons, Bobby Dodson and Ronnie Dodson, both of Coahoma; four brothers, Elton Weaver of Big Spring, Curtis "Pete" Allen of Coahoma, Eddy Allen of Llano and Jerry "Bozy" Allen of Denison; two sisters, Mary Lou Edens of Big Spring and Frances Capps of Coahoma; three stepgrandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Donald Sabaitis
BIG SPRING - Donald Sabaitis, 60, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

ELLIS L. KIRKSEY
Ellis L. Kirksey was born in Rugby, Red River County, on Oct. 24, 1897. In 1904, the family moved to Wall in Tom Green County, arriving by train at the San Angelo Depot on Dec. 4, 1904. Late in the second decade of this century, bad weather and a succession of crop failures forced Ellis to seek work in San Angelo.
His first job off the farm was delivering groceries for Trimble Grocery Co. In 1920, he began a career with automobiles that would span half a century. During that time, he worked for Young, Wiley & Bennett; Henderson & Ede Buick; Copeland Motor Co. (Anderson Jackrabbit); R.P. Amaker Motor Co.; and Schuch Motor. Ellis joined Ed Schuch on April 1, 1928, as a line mechanic and retired 431/2 years later as a car salesman. His honesty in dealing with customers, both as a mechanic and salesman, cultivated a great following resulting in many second- and third-generation customers.
On July 11, 1925, Ellis and Gladys Lawson were married in San Angelo and remained together for 57 years until her death in 1983.
Since 1920, Ellis was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Angelo and was a regular in the Goodfellow Class until just a few years ago. He was a 72-year member of the Knights of Pythias (Tom Green Lodge 46) and was a trustee of the Lake View Independent School District for nine years, during which time the district added new classroom facilities, built the current football complex and survived San Angelo's worst natural disaster - the 1953 tornado.
Ellis Kirksey lived in and witnessed a remarkable evolution: from horse and steam power to atomic power; from wagon-rut roads to interstate highways; from flickering kerosene and candlelight to halogen lighting; from a man-in-the-moon to a man-onthe-moon. With his remarkable memory and vivid recall, he was able to recount incidents or events that reinforce what most of us could only read about in the history books. And, if it's not fact that you're interested in, he could cheer you up with a current tall tale or a refreshing joke.
Survivors include one daughter, Annie Laura Hartman; four sons, Eugene Kirksey and wife, Maureen, Clarence Kirksey and wife, Bernice, Grady Kirksey and wife, Merle, and J.P. Kirksey and wife, Judy; and one daughter-in-law, Mary Kirksey. He was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Kirksey. He also is survived by 12 grandchildren, Janet Gold, Pamela Fuchs, Luan Moore, Lanise Davidson, Kristi Hill, Rickey Kirksey, Chris Kirksey, Cynthia Phillips, Amy Castor, Kayrin Jones, Paul Kirksey and Michelle Kirksey; 15 great-grandchildren; special friend, Beverly Bartholomew; and caretaker, Jo Ann Isbell.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James M. Rogers and the Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul Kirksey, Milam Jones, Ricky Kirksey, Charles Phillips, Chris Kirksey, Charlie Davidson, Mikel Hill, Steve Moore and Earl Castor.

ORLAND ALVA HARRIS
Orland Alva Harris "Coon Dog" went to be with his parents and brothers in Heaven. He passed from this world on Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Baptist Memorials Nursing Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, at the First Baptist Church in Eldorado. The Rev. Byron Orand of Community Baptist Church of Eldorado will officiate. Interment will be in the Eldorado Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kerbow Funeral Home. Orland was born in Buda, Texas, Dec. 1, 1909, to Daisy Beulah and Lucian Lilburn Harris.
Orland came to Schleicher County with his parents and brothers by wagon in 1923. Orland and his family traveled many days hunting and living off the land. The Harris family became sharecroppers south of present-day Eldorado. Time passed, and Orland met Dorothy Lee King. He chose her to be his wife, and they were united in marriage Dec. 23, 1933. They left Schleicher County and moved to Stonewall County. Orland and Dorothy lived there for a short time, then moved back to Schleicher County, where they continued to live for 76 years.
Orland worked at many occupations. He was a sharecropper, shearing crew cook, day worker and truck driver. Times were hard, and Orland was willing to do most anything to earn a living for his family. At one point, he worked for the county on the road crew, earning $1 per day. During this time period and beyond, Orland acquired the nickname of "Coon Dog." He would hunt raccoons and ring-tails at night. There were times the hunt would last all night, and Orland would return home with several raccoons. He would then sell the hides, which added to his earnings. Many hours of humorous stories were generated from Orland's "coon" hunts.
During this period, two sons and one daughter were born to Orland and Dorothy, Alva Lee, Jimmy Wayne and Dorothy Arlene. Orland and Dorothy bought a "filling station" and ran it for some time. World War II broke out, and Orland was drafted into the Army. He was stationed at Los Angeles, Calif., where he contracted spinal meningitis. He was medically discharged from the Army in December 1946. When he returned home, he opened another "filling station," but this one had a cafe as well. This began the days of barbecuing with Orland's parents. The business grew, and Orland became well-known for his barbecue and his method of cooking. He and Dorothy cooked for the governor of Texas, Texas Sheriff's Association, political rallies and numerous family reunions. During this time period, a third son was born, Jackie Lynn.
Orland was a member of American Legion Post 257 in Eldorado. He was very proud and humble to be a part of this society. He was also a member and deacon of the Fundamental Baptist Church, which later became the Antioch Baptist Church. Upon the closing of the Antioch church, Orland and Dorothy became members of the Community Baptist Church. Orland recently was honored with the title of deacon emeritus.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Melvin Harris and Milton Harris. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, three sons and one daughter. His sons are Lee Harris and wife, Ara, of San Angelo, Jimmy Harris, and Jackie Harris and wife, Becky, of Miles. His daughter is Arlene Payne of San Antonio. Orland was known as "Papaw" to 11 grandchildren, Robert Harris and wife, Rene, Scott Harris, Kirby Harris, Melanie Harris, Wayne Harris and wife, Celise, Gina Beckham and husband, Tommy, Todd Harris, Kim Adcock and husband, Alan, Marc Payne and wife, Pam, Jamie Kathleen Harris and Jenny Leigh Harris. Orland also had two stepgrandchildren, Dean Burns and Sheree Hardin and husband, B.C. Nine precious great-grandchildren blessed Orland's life as well. Orland also leaves several special nieces and nephews. Orland was many things to many people: husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, mentor and friend. He left many wonderful and happy memories that will be cherished for all time.
Pallbearers will be Howard Ledbetter, Jim Martin, Mike Porter, Chip Cole, Wally Nichols and Buff Whitten. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, as well as Dean Burns, Tommy Beckham, Alan Adcock and Verlon Edwards.
The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of San Angelo, Community Baptist Church of Eldorado or a charity of choice.

JULIAN CARRUTH ANDERSON
Julian Carruth Anderson, 86, of San Angelo went to be with his Lord and Savior in heaven on Monday, March 22, 1999. J.C. was born on Jan. 11, 1913, to Charles C. and Norma Anderson in Center Point, Ark. After graduating from high school during the Depression, he worked, went to college and taught school, marrying Mildred B. McKinney on March 25, 1941. Lacking only four hours to complete his bachelor's degree, he joined the United States Navy as a chief petty officer in 1942 during World War II and served 33 months in the South Pacific with the Seabees before being discharged in 1945. After discharge, he completed his bachelor's degree at Southeastern State College in Durant, Okla., and later received his master of education degree from East Texas State College in Commerce. During his 35year education career, he was a principal, teacher and coach in several schools in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. He had resided in San Angelo since 1955 except for a few years spent in Portsmouth, Va. He was a member of Lakeview Christian Church.
J.C., also known as Carruth, Granddaddy and Uncle Hap, is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mildred of San Angelo; and his son, Charles and wife, Nida, of San Angelo. He also is survived by two sisters, Virginia Byford of Louisville, Ky., and Deane Williamson and her husband, Floyd, of Dierks, Ark. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Annette Anderson of Wichita Falls; and two brothers-in-law and their wives, Grover and Zella McKinney of Abilene and Owen and Betty McKinney of Midland. He also is survived by special grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Robert Dale Anderson.
A memorial service will be conducted at some future date. If so desired, donations may be made to any Alzheimer's disease research foundation or Hospice of San Angelo Inc. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
Special thanks to the staffs of Shannon Medical Center and SCCI for their caretaking. The staff and nurses at People's Nursing Center and Hospice were especially caring during his last few days. A heartfelt thanks to two special family friends, Gary Goetz and Roland Howard, for their support.

GEORGE W. NEILL
George W. Neill, 83, of San Angelo died Monday, March 22, 1999, at 10:15 p.m. in a San Angelo hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 25, in Water Valley Cemetery in Water Valley, officiated by the Rev. Craig Meyers and the Rev. Louie Andrews, pastors of St. Paul Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Mr. Neill was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Taylor County. He married Laura M. Ivy on April 11, 1945, in San Angelo. George Neill served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He had been the U.S. postmaster in Water Valley for 32 years, had owned and operated Neill Grocery in Water Valley for 29 years, and also ranched and farmed. He was a member of St. Paul Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Ivy Neill of San Angelo; a son and daughter-in-law, George I. and Thiry Neill of San Angelo; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Pat Neill and wife, Willie, of Odessa, Bill Neill and wife, Agnes, of Abilene and Kenneth Neill and wife, Lesta Lee, of Friona; two sisters, Opal Roberson and husband, Bernard, of Amarillo and Edith Graham of Abilene; and numerous special nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to Concho Valley Alzheimer's Support Group, mailed to Dot Partin, 4717 South Jackson St., San Angelo, TX 76901, or Adult Day Care, mailed to 6146 Appaloosa Trail, San Angelo, TX 76901.

Anna Shepheard
Anna Ruth "Cate" Shepheard, 56, of San Angelo died Sunday, March 28, 1999.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Belvedere Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike O'Neill of Northridge Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 15, 1942, in San Angelo.
Survivors include her children, Howard Shepheard, Michael Shepheard, Edward Shepheard and Vera Kent, all of San Angelo; a brother, Howard "Buddy" Cate of Abilene; and three granddaughters.

Elizandro Villarreal
Elizandro Villarreal, 92, of San Angelo died Monday, March 29, 1999, at his residence.
Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Robert Massie Riverside Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Harris Avenue Baptist Church with Larry Beck of Fort Concho Baptist Mission, officiating. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
He was born Dec. 31, 1906, in Paint Rock and had been a resident of San Angelo for 55 years. He worked as a laborer and was a member of the Harris Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Villarreal of San Angelo; a daughter, Maria Flores of San Angelo; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Frankie Timms
JUNCTION - Frankie Timms, 85, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Full Gospel Church with burial in Junction Cemetery. Arrangements are by Graham Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Spencerville, Okla., and had been a resident of Junction for 44 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Church.
Survivors include four sons, Sherman Lee Timms of San Angelo, Bert Lafayette Timms and Nick W. Timms, both of Junction, and Danny Astel Timms of Waxahachie; three daughters, Doris Mildred Sellers of Falfurrias, Nina Mae Gentry and Alma Maud Young, both of Junction; a sister, E.G. Blackwood of San Angelo; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

David Martin
JUNCTION - David Martin, 69, of Roosevelt died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in Sonora.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Graham Funeral Home with burial at 2:30 p.m. in Blanco Cemetery in Blanco.
He was born Oct. 24, 1929, in St. Louis and had been a resident of Roosevelt since 1973. He collected and traded antique cars and documents and was a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Frontier Guard Camp 996.
Survivors include two sons, Bruce Martin of Sonora and David Martin of Hawkins; two daughters, Thalia Hufton of Hawkins and Joyce Gray of Eastland; two sisters, Helen Hurley of Arizona and Alice Jett of Missouri; and 10 grandchildren.

Ona Seward
GOLDTHWAITE - Ona Seward, 81, died Sunday March 28, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service will be at 4 p.m. today in Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Hamilton County and had been a lifetime resident of Mills County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, John Seward, and a daughter, Melba Robello, both of Goldthwaite; two sons, Don Seward of Goldthwaite and Ronald Seward of Llano; two sisters, Elna Berry of Goldthwaite and Majorie Alexander of Star; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Thekla Herbst
JUNCTION - Thekla L. Herbst, 96, of Junction died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in a Fredericksburg nursing home.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Aubrey Fife Funerals Chapel with burial in Junction Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 19, 1902, and had been a longtime resident of Junction. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian.
Survivors include two daughters, Louise Curington of San Antonio and Myra Ward of Evergreen, Colo.; two sons, Clifford Herbst of Bandera and Victor Herbst of Junction; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Carolyn Prince
KERRVILLE - Carolyn W. Prince, 66, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at her residence.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today in the Glen Rest Cemetery. Arrangements are by Overby Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Marlin and had been a resident of Kerrville since 1966. She had been manager of the Riverhill Pro Shop for 20 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Kim Kneese of Kerrville and Cynthia Fox of Leawood, Kan.; her stepmother, Oline West of Bastrop; and four grandchildren.

LaVerne Phares
PECOS - LaVerne Sims Lewis Phares, 82, of Pecos died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in an Albuquerque, N.M. hospital.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
She was born March 16, 1917, in Childress and had been a lifetime resident of Pecos. She was retired owner and operator of Lewis Shoe Store and was a Methodist.
Survivors include a daughter, Karin Lee of Sandia Park, N.M.; a son, Lee Lewis of Austin; a stepdaughter, Cornelia "Sam" Arhelger of Austin; a sister, Alie V. Sessions of Dallas; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Valerie Rodriquez
MENARD - Valerie Ann Rodriquez, 19, of Austin died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in Menard.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home. Service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
She was born April 12, 1979, in Brady. She was a student and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include her mother, Henrietta Molina Rodriquez of Bartlesville, Okla.; her father, Joe G. Rodriquez of Menard; a sister, Mindy Maldonado of Brady; her grandparents, Tony and Rosa Molina and Maria Rodriquez, all of Menard; her great-grandmother, Clara Saucedo of Menard; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Leon Lopez Sr.
EDEN - Leon Lopez Sr., 82, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at his residence.
Rosary will be at 6 p.m. today in Eden Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Catholic Church with burial in Eden Cemetery.
He was born June 28, 1916, in Fredericksburg. He was a farm and ranch laborer and a member of St. Charles Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Lopez of Eden; five sons, Joe Lopez, Leon Lopez and Fred Lopez, all of Eden, Roy Lopez of Austin and Daniel Lopez of San Angelo; a sister, Clemencia Gonzales of Brady; a brother, Manuel Lopez of Eden; three stepbrothers, Julian Lopez of Ralls, Domingo Lopez of Dumas and Paul Lopez of Tulia; two stepsisters, Isabel Torres of Oklahoma and Anastasia Alvarado of Lamesa; 11 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren.

Charles Boerner
COMFORT - Charles Frederick Boerner, 62, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in Comfort Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schaetter Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Baron Boerner of Comfort; a daughter, Crystal Renee Boerner of San Antonio; his parents, Walter and Edna Boerner of Comfort; four brothers, Alvin Boerner, Douglas Boerner, David Boerner and Donald Boerner, all of Comfort; and three sisters, Joyce Mull of Comanche, Dorothy Westfall of Arizona and Patsy Nickols of Washington.

Wayne McAnally
COLORADO CITY - Wayne McAnally, 51, of Loraine and formerly of Odessa and Roscoe, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kiker-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Colorado City Cemetery.
He was born June 10, 1947, in Odessa and had been a resident of Mitchell County for 11 years. He was the owner and operator of The Shumac Co. and was a Navy veteran and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Recia McAnally of Loraine; and a sister, Julia McAnally of Sweetwater.

Ann Browne
COLORADO CITY - Ann Browne, 54, of Sterling City died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Sterling City with burial in Colorado City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 17, 1945, in Colorado City and had been a resident of Sterling City for 33 years. She was the dietitian for the Sterling City school cafeteria and a member of First Baptist Church in Sterling City.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Browne of Sterling City; two sons, Michael Browne of Sterling City and Randall Browne of Ovalo; her mother and stepfather, Jan and Doyle Caulder of Colorado City; and four grandchildren.

James Whitefield Jr.
BIG SPRING - James O. "Jim" Whitefield Jr., 58, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Feb. 26, 1941, in Stinnett and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He was a rancher and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Whitefield of Big Spring; two sons, Dr. James Mack Whitefield and Shane Ray Whitefield, both of Austin; a stepdaughter, Michelle Threadgill of Garland; and six grandsons.

Norma Kuhlmann
BRADY - Norma Marie Kuhlmann, 79, of Weatherford and formerly of Brady, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Paint Rock and had been a resident of Brady for 46 years. She was licensed vocational nurse at Heart of Texas Memorial Hospital and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Selman of Weatherford and Janice Penn of Longview; two brothers, Carl W. "Jake" Jacobson of Brady and Jarvis Jacobson of Houston; four sisters, Marjorie Smith of Oklahoma City, Josephine Brown of Mason, Elverie Nalls of Luling and Wynell Roper of Brady; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

BONNIE BRILEY WINTER
Bonnie Briley Winter, 79, of San Angelo died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at 7:34 p.m. in a San Angelo hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. James Mitchell, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lakeview Cemetery in Winters.
Bonnie was born June 29, 1919, in Winters to Homer and Eunice Briley. Bonnie spent her working life in the banking business having started with First National Bank in Ballinger and then moved to the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Ballinger. Bonnie later moved to San Angelo and went to work for San Angelo National Bank and later retired from First City National Bank after having spent 35 years in banking.
Bonnie married Lyle Winter April 17, 1943, in Coleman and they are members of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her first husband, Johnnie Minzenmayer and her children, Jerry Sue Minzenmayer and Patsy Ann (Smith) Fluitt.
Survivors include her husband, Lyle Winter of San Angelo; a sister, Wyonia White of San Angelo; two granddaughters, Jan McCleery and husband, Phil, and Wyonia Castro and husband, Richard, all of San Angelo; six greatgrandchildren, Christy Correa of San Marcos, David Bryan Skelton of Yuma, Ariz., Amanda McCleery of San Angelo, Amy Castro of Germany, Christopher Smith and Katy Ann McCleery, both of San Angelo; two great-great-grandchildren, Clinton Correa and Colt McCleery; and numerous nieces and nephews.

CLARA BELLE PHILLIPS HODGES
SAN MARCOS - Clara Belle Phillips Hodges of San Marcos was born May 26, 1904, in Galveston to Butch and Maude (Revia) Bouse. She died in San Marcos on Monday, March 29, 1999, at the age of 94.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Douglas Hodges (1966), to whom she was married for 40 years. She is survived by one son, Douglas Porter Hodges and wife, Georgia, of Ringling, Okla.; one daughter, Iris Riddle and husband, Alvin, of San Marcos; one sister, Annice Proctor of Amarillo. She also is survived by 10 grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Pennington Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 1, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo.
Arrangements are by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche St., San Marcos, TX 78666, (512) 353-4311.

ANNA KNIGHT
Anna Knight passed away, Sunday, March 28, 1999, in a local care center.
Service will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. A.J. Kennemer of Edmund Boulevard Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Anna was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Marlin to James Harvey and Winnie Smith. She married Aubrey "Darky" Knight Dec. 21, 1940, in Richland Springs. Anna and Darky moved to San Angelo in 1950 where they owned East Side Grocery. In 1966, they became associated with Town & Country Convenience Stores where Darky was a manager until his death in 1973. Anna continued to manage the store on Harris and Bell until her retirement in 1983.
After she retired, Anna became full-time grandma to her two grandchildren, often being taxi, nurse, sports fan and playmate to them. Everyone knew they were the shining lights in her life.
Anna was a longtime member of Harris Avenue Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darky; sister, Mary Lou Hudman Gray; brother, Jimmie Smith; and an infant daughter, Nita Louise.
Survivors include one daughter, Aubrey Ann Petty and husband, Dan, of Paint Rock; grandson, Ashley Petty and granddaughter, Courtney Petty, both of San Angelo; nephews, Paul Hudman and wife, Wanda, and their children, Mark and Becky, of San Angelo, Gary Hudman of Houston, Jim Smith of Dallas, Sam Knight and wife, Lou, of Big Spring; sistersin-law, Inez Smith of San Angelo, Betty Ruth Johnson of Brownwood and Velma Ruth Lloyd of San Angelo.
Pallbearers will be Don Allison, Charles Becker, Bill Fiveash, Jerry Fred Hall, Mark Hudman, Paul Hudman, Willie Siler and Steve Stephens.

ALPHA JO ARMSTRONG
Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake for Alpha Jo Armstrong of Big Lake. Arrangements will be provided by Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo. The Rev. J.B. Bitner of First Baptist Church will officiate.
Mrs. Armstrong died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in the Reagan Memorial Hospital. Alpha Jo Elliott was the first born of Joseph Sanford Elliott and Arlisse Belcher Elliott of Reagan County. Alpha Jo married John David Armstrong on Feb. 9, 1947, in the First United Methodist Church in Big Lake. The Armstrongs made their home and raised their family in Big Lake.
Mrs. Armstrong was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Armstrong; her parents, Joe and Arlisse Elliott; and two sisters, June Marie Jameson and Helon Viola "Pitty" Arnett.
Survivors include one son, David Matt Armstrong and wife, Sandy, of Big Lake; three daughters, Shelly Dae Ross and husband, Fred, of Fredericksburg, Jadie Jane Morris and husband, Spencer, of Pipe Creek, and Gyla Kim Sexton of Big Lake; four grandchildren, David Chad Armstrong and wife, Amy, of Big Lake, Jo Kellie Armstrong of Big Lake, Clifton Brent and Tiffini Gem Morris of Pipe Creek; one great-grandchild, Brittany Nicole Armstrong of Big Lake; one sister-in-law, Marge Armstrong of Midland; six nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews; four great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; numerous cousins; and a multitude of friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Dixon, Stanley Turner, Gene Turner, Jack Ham, Don Johnson, O.B. Orr, Ronnie McMullan and Richard "Dicky" Conaway.
A special thank you to Dr. Edwin R. Franks and the staff at Reagan County Memorial Hospital.


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