Dolpha Martin, 84, of San Angelo died Monday, March 22, 1999, at her
residence. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.
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 Robert Winton, 36, of San Angelo died Tuesday, March 23, 1999,
in a local hospital. Services are pending at Robert Massie Funeral Home.
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
PECOS - Betty Nan Hinkle, 71, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in a local
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.
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
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.
LLANO - Charles Young West, 79, of Llano died Tuesday, March 23, 1999,
There will be no service. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
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.
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.
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.
SWEETWATER - Donald Buscher, 76, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at his
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.
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.
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.
STANTON - Seferina Martinez of Big Spring died Tuesday, March 23, 1999,
in a Big Spring hospital. Services are pending at Stanton Memorial Funeral
AUSTIN - Dominga Barajas, 52, formerly of Lometa died Monday, March
22, 1999, in Austin. Services are pending at Austin-Peel & Son Funeral
STANTON - Sylvia Ramirez Holguin, 29, of Homestead, Fla., died Sunday,
March 21, 1999. Services are pending at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home.
GOLDTHWAITE - Pearle Long of Goldthwaite died Tuesday, March 23, 1999,
in Fort Stockton. Services are pending at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
Anna Ruth "Cate" Shepheard, 56, of San Angelo died Sunday, March 28,
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, 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.
JUNCTION - Frankie Timms, 85, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in a local
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.
JUNCTION - David Martin, 69, of Roosevelt died Sunday, March 28, 1999,
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
GOLDTHWAITE - Ona Seward, 81, died Sunday March 28, 1999, in a local
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
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.
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.
KERRVILLE - Carolyn W. Prince, 66, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lakeview Cemetery
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 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.