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JoNelle Hall
JoNelle Hall, 80, of Lubbock died Tuesday, March 30, 1999 in Lubbock.
Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
She was born Aug. 4, 1918, in Commerce. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, James T. Hall Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and Kenneth R. Hall of Lubbock; a daughter, Carolyn Webster of Hurst; a brother, Boyd R. Anderson of High Rolls, N.M.; a sister, Virginia Atcheson of Topeka, Kan.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Hail
Kenneth Hail, 76, of San Angelo died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at his residence.
There will be no service. The body was donated to Texas Tech Medical School. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Hale Center. An Air Force veteran, he had worked for Central Electric and Tersco Inc. in sales. He was a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Wincie Hail and a son, Steve Hail, both of San Angelo; a daughter, Debby Hail of Sonora and Midland; two brothers, J.V. Hail Jr. of Hale Center and Pat Hail of San Angelo; three sisters, Maxine Hosier of Hale Center and Christine Teague and Joan Stringer, both of San Angelo; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Juan Lozano
Juan Lozano, 81, of Sonora died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at his residence.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Sonora. Arrangements are by Gutierrez Funeral Chapels.
He was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Kerrville. He was a World War II veteran and a Catholic.
Survivors include a son, Juan Lozano Jr. of Kerrville; two brothers, Tanislado Lozano of Big Spring and Rafael Lozano of Sonora; two grandchildren; and two nieces.

Lottie Eckler
BIG SPRING - Lottie Turner Eckler, 85, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service will be at 4 p.m. today in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born March 19, 1914, in Palo Pinto County and was a longtime resident of Big Spring. She worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. for 23 years.
Survivors include two sons, Gaylord "C.G." Turner of Lamesa and Gilbert "Aggie" Turner of Midland; two daughters, Loretta Yarbrough of Forsan and Jo Nell McWhorter of Abilene; a sister, Susie Hamilton of Weatherford; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ellen Damron
BIG SPRING - Ellen Damron, 87, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born April 27, 1911, in Sublime and had lived in Big Spring since 1948. She was a homemaker and a member of Birdwell Lane Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Aaron Damron of Midland; two sons, John Tom Damron of Big Spring and Jimmy Damron of Lubbock; a brother, Leon B. Lanehart of Silver City, N.M.; three grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and one nephew.

Jack Drake
KERRVILLE - Jack J. Drake, 76, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in a Corpus Christi hospital.
Service will be at 11 a.m. today at the Kerrville Church of Christ with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Memphis, Texas, and had lived in Kerrville since 1994. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired accountant and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Venie Fulbright of Kingsville; and a grandchild, Hannah Fulbright.

Lottie Scott
BRADY - Lottie Lee Scott, 86, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery.
She was born May 14, 1912, in Llano and had lived in Brady since 1946. She was co-owner of Scott's Gulf Station and Garage and was a member of South Side Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Everett Scott of Brady; a daughter, Johnnie Mae Amend of Dallas; two sisters, Juanita Wall of Cameron and Dena Myers of Llano; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hazel Clark
ODESSA - Hazel Marie Clark, 78, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today in Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 3 p.m. in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo.
She was born May 20, 1920, in Paducah and had lived in Odessa for two years. She was a homemaker and a member of Belmont Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, William Leslie Clark of Brownwood and James Lynn Clark of San Angelo; a daughter, Helen Joyce Clark Crow of Midland; a sister, Rosa Lee Parks of Stephenville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Simona Porras
KERMIT - Simona Porras, 62, of Kermit died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in an Odessa hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at 1208 Harrison. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Redford and was a lifetime resident of Kermit. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include her husband, Concepcion Porras, and a son, Leo Porras, both of Kermit; nine daughters, Sabina Vejil and Sylvia Jeffery, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., Guadalupe Rubio and Nancy Carrasco, both of Kermit, Elvira Porras of Fort Worth, Rosa Brown, Rachel Garcia and Connie Garcia, all of Monahans, and Marge Stephenson of Arlington; five brothers, Raul Lara, Manuel Lopez and Albino Lara, all of Kermit, Isaac Ramirez of Andrews and Joe Lara of Odessa; 33 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Opal Morlett
KERRVILLE - Opal Waldeen Morlett, 79, of Ingram died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in a local hospital.
Prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Grimes Funeral Chapels. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial in Nichols Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Colorado City and had lived in Ingram since 1964. She was a registered nurse at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kerrville, retiring after 35 years, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Antonio Morlett of Ingram; two sisters, Irene Brown and Maxine Brown, both of Colorado City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bobby Ratliff
AUSTIN - Bobby Carl Ratliff, 64, of Austin and formerly of San Saba, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999.
Rosary will be recited at 6:15 p.m. today in Harrell Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. in Terry Cemetery in San Saba.
He was an Army veteran and worked for the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Ratliff of Austin; sons, Robert Eugene Ratliff and Paul Andrew Ratliff, both of Austin, and Mark Henry Ratliff of Kyle; a brother, Gerald Ratliff of Holland; a sister, Joann Perkins of Denver; a grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jesusita Carrillo
FORT STOCKTON - Jesusita Martinez Carrillo, 87, died Wednesday, March 30, 1999, in a Pecos hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 5, 1911, in Shafter and was a longtime resident of Fort Stockton. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary D. Lopez, a son, Apolonio M. Dominguez, and a sister, Inez Nieves, all of Fort Stockton; 20 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

H.M. Wright
CRANE - H.M. Wright, 73, of Crane died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in an Odessa hospital.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Kendall Chapel Cemetery in Grayson County. Arrangements are by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
He was born July 24, 1925, in Pottsboro and had lived in Crane for 15 years. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a superintendent for El Paso Natural Gas and was a Mason.
Survivors include two sons, Tom Wright and Eddy Wright, both of Crane; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.

Barbara Browning
BALLINGER - Barbara Ann Browning, 60, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in a local hospital.
A family memorial will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Rains-Seale Funeral Home.
She was born April 13, 1938, in Hoquiam, Wash. She served in the U.S. Navy and was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Jodi Jarvis of Ballinger; two sons, Patric Browning of Birmingham, Ala., and Gary Browning of Montgomery, Ala.; four grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.

Stella Dennison
BRADY - Stella Dennison, 84, of Cisco died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in Eastland.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 13, 1915, in Goldthwaite and had lived in Cisco for three years, moving from Brady. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.
Survivors include two nieces, Tina Trice of Cisco and Maxine Ake of Brady; two nephews, Roy Rogers of Cisco and Stanley Rogers of Huntsville; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Brenda Ledbetter
EARLY - Brenda Lanay Ledbetter, 34, of Lake Brownwood died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 29, 1964, in Abilene. She was a former resident of San Angelo and had worked for the San Angelo State School.
Survivors include a daughter, Heather Ledbetter, and her parents, Edward and Kay Ledbetter, all of Lake Brownwood; a brother, David Ledbetter of College Station; a sister, Loretta Garmon of Sonora; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Black of Lake Brownwood; and two nephews.

Kenneth Dumas
LAMPASAS - Kenneth I. Dumas, 72, of Lampasas died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in a Killeen hospital.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Sheppard Memorial Funeral Home.
He was born May 21, 1926, in Izoro. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a retired radar technician from civil service. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Dumas of Lampasas; a son, David Dumas of Fort Worth; two sisters, Bess Bagby of Temple and Erna Potts of Lampasas; three brothers, Alvis Dumas of Perryville, Md., James Dumas of El Paso and Charles Dumas of Round Rock; and two grandchildren.

Alfred Dooley
HAMILTON - Dr. Alfred R. "Dutch" Dooley, 88, of San Antonio died Tuesday, March 30, 1999.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Riley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Porter Loring of San Antonio.
He was a veteran of World War II and was a retired superintendent of schools. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred R. Dooley; a daughter, Charlotte D. Anderson of San Antonio; a son, Dr. Alfred Dooley; two brothers, R.B. Dooley of San Angelo and Larry Dooley of Abilene; a cousin; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

LaVaughn Wicker
ROCKSPRINGS - LaVaughn Wicker, 82, died Monday, March 29, 1999.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church with burial in Rocksprings Cemetery. Arrangements are by Nelson Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 18, 1916, in Hall Valley. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Wicker of Rocksprings; two daughters, Jennifer Wicker Callison of Rocksprings and Cynthia Cyd Wicker of Minneapolis, Minn.; a son, Garet Wicker of Blaine, Minn.; five grandchildren; and two nephews.

James Wallace
KERRVILLE - James L. Wallace, 92, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Kerrville Funeral Home.

Emily Howard
COLEMAN - Emily Howard, 68, of Coleman died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in a Dallas hospital. Services are pending at Henderson Funeral Home.

Andre Goodman
COLEMAN - Andre Goodman, 25, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Henderson Funeral Home.

LENA MAE OWEN
Lena Mae Owen, 68, of San Angelo passed away Monday, March 29, 1999, in a local hospital.
Family visitation was Wednesday, March 31, at Robert Massie Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Brad Winchester of Grape Creek Baptist Church officiating.
Lena was born May 23, 1930, in Vernon to Jim and Irene Vaughn. She worked as a homemaker and at the Tom Green County Library. Lena was a member of the Church of Christ. She married Richard H. Owen on March 12, 1949, in Vernon, and the happy couple had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; and two brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Richard H. Owen, one son, Richie Owen and wife, Cindy, and two daughters, Kathy Martinez and Lisa Hasty and husband, Butch, all of San Angelo; one sister, Ruth Roberts of Safford, Ariz.; four brothers, Bill Vaughn of Lubbock, Franklin Vaughn of Vernon, Lesley Vaughn of Fort Worth and Wesley Vaughn of Marietta, Ga.; six grandsons; and one greatgranddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MARIE COWLISHAW
BALLINGER - Marie Cowlishaw, 88, of Ballinger joined her Lord and Savior Monday, March 29, 1999. Surrounded by her loving family, she peacefully passed in grace from her earthly residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.L. "Pete" Cowlishaw (1969), to whom she was married for 36 years; son, Tom Cowlishaw; daughter, Betty Moser; son-in-law, Robert Moser; and great-granddaughter, Alisha Lamkin.
Survivors include children, Emma Smith and husband, Clovis, of Ballinger; daughter-in-law, Sue Cowlishaw of Austin; Jim Cowlishaw and wife, Betty, of McKinney; Ruby Wearden and husband, Charles, of Ballinger; Martha Carter and husband, Charles, of Arlington; and Judy Lippe and husband, Fred, of Wylie; 19 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; and one sister, Beulah Holland of Ballinger.
The family received visitors at Rains-Seale Funeral Home Wednesday, March 31. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at Seventh Street Baptist Church with the Rev. H.G. Barnard officiating. Burial will follow in Old Runnels Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Vista Family Hospice at 1121 S. Bryant Blvd., San Angelo, TX 76903 and to the Ballinger Senior Citizen Association for enriching the life of our special mother. The family requests donations to either organization.

It won't be long -
the sun's slowly slipping out of sight;
lengthening shadows deepen into dusk;
still winds whisper;
all is quiet;
it won't be long
- till night.

It won't be long -
the tired eyes close,
her strength is nearly gone;
frail hands that ministered to many
lie quiet, still;
Light from another world;
look up, bereaved!
It won't be long
- till Dawn!

VERA V. TEMPLETON
SAN MARCOS - Vera V. Templeton of San Marcos was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Sylvester to Henry and Edna (Rogers) Van Liew. She died in San Marcos on Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at the age of 78.
Mrs. Templeton was employed at Brackenridge Hospital for 13 years as a medical secretary.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, S.J. Templeton, whom she married in November 1940; one daughter, Virginia Smith and husband, Robert, of Round Rock; one brother, Norman Van Liew of Midland; two grandchildren, Lewis Wayne Smith and wife, Connie, of Round Rock and Carmen Michelle Johnson and husband, Terry, of Liberty Hill; and four greatgrandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 2, in Pennington Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Spire officiating. Interment to follow at 4 p.m. in Belvedere Memorial Park in San Angelo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche St., San Marcos, TX 78666, (512) 353-4311.

GARLAND ALLEN
OZONA - Garland Allen, devoted husband, loving father, brother, uncle and friend, exchanged his earthly home for his heavenly home March 30, 1999, in the Crockett County Care Center in Ozona, following a lengthy, courageous battle with numerous life threatening diseases.
He was born March 3, 1919, in Stephenville to George E. Allen and Bertha Kiper with a twin brother who preceded him in death. The large family of nine children moved to Lubbock, where he resided until joining the 1st Division of the 5th Cavalry in June 1941. Staff Sgt. Allen proudly served his country spending time in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines in some of the major campaigns of World War II. He received the Distinguished Unit Badge, Purple Heart, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was wounded in the liberation of the Philippines and carried scrap metal in his leg for the rest of his life.
Discharged from the service in October 1945, he moved to Ozona to be a "doudle bugger" in the oil industry with his brother. Later he worked for the Pridemore Brothers before coming owner of Ozona Oil Co. until he retired in 1971. Upon retirement, he spent his time fishing, golfing and making crafts.
In August of 1947, he married the former Betty Cooke of Ozona. The couple was blessed with a son, who was his pride and joy. George E. Allen resided in West Palm Beach, Fla. The couple celebrated 51 years of marriage in 1997.
Garland was gentle, quiet, honest, devoted to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Betty and son, George; the family of Ted and Gail Spence, who were so special to him; three sisters, Writa Kitchen, Tressie Exum and Larce Senn, all of Lubbock; and two brothers, H.O. Allen of Big Lake and Dale Allen of Coolidge; along with numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Veronica Tijerina and Georgia Rivera. Thanks also to the staff at Crockett County Care Center and Dr. Jack Rice, Dr. Fazlur Rahman, Dr. Ross Carmichael and Dr. Douglas Kappleman at West Texas Medical Associates in San Angelo, also Dr. Rangarao Chilicurri from the Veterans Administration Center in San Angelo.
The family requests memorials be given to Hospice of San Angelo, First Baptist Church or a charity of choice.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at First Baptist Church with Brother Bill Fuller officiating, assisted by the Rev. Nelson Lanham. Arrangements are by Preddy Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Perry, Mike Vordick, Ted Spence, Lonnie Dorris, Rick Bird and Jim Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers are Carl Thurman, Don Cullins and Travis Vordick.
God's word says Joy comes in the morning, and this is Garland's message to those who loved him.

To Those I Love

When I am gone, release me, let me go . . .
I have so many things to see and do.
You musn't tie yourself to me in tears.
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me,
I'll be near . . .

And if you listen with your heart you'll hear,
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and `Welcome Home.'

MORRIS JENNINGS
Morris Jennings, 89, of San Angelo died at 6:34 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in a local hospital.
He was born July 7, 1909, in Santa Anna. Morris co-owned and operated G.W. Jennings Auto Parts for 50 years starting in 1929 with his father; then in 1979, he took over full ownership until his death. Morris was married to Bertha Story Messer Aug. 16, 1980, in San Angelo, and he was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Morris is survived by his wife, Bertha Jennings of San Angelo; one son, Don Jennings and his wife, Tip, of San Angelo; one daughter, Maureen Robinson and husband, Bill, of San Angelo; three grandsons, Jed Jennings and wife, Sue, of Sherman and Tony and Greg Robinson; a number of great-grandchildren; two brothers, the Rev. Curtis Jennings of Longview and Jack Jennings and wife, Mae, of San Angelo; one sister, Velma Ault and husband, Elzie, of San Angelo; four stepchildren, Charles and wife, Marjorie Windburne, Calvin and wife, Jo Ann Motl, Don and wife, Dot Holley, and Butch and wife, Kay Messer, all of San Angelo; 10 stepgrandchildren; and numerous step-great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, G.W. and Jesse Jennings; his first wife, Lorene Jennings; one brother, Arthur Jennings; and one sister, Jewell Taylor.
Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. L.C. Messer officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

ODESSA MARIE MORRIS KORNEGAY
Odessa Marie Morris Kornegay, 88, of San Angelo died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Shannon Medical Center.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Johnson's Funeral Home with the Rev. E. Benjamin Todd, pastor of College Hills Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Miles Cemetery. There will be family visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Odessa was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Locker to Joe and Maggie Morris. She attended business college in San Angelo and worked as a secretary at Goodfellow Air Force Base before marrying Chester Neal Kornegay on Oct. 25, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1989. Chester and Odessa lived in North Carolina for most of the next 20 years while he served in the United States Army at Fort Bragg. They returned to San Angelo in 1965 after his retirement from the military.
Odessa was a devoted wife and homemaker and without doubt the best mother any child could ever hope to have. She was a caring and giving person who made many friends through involvement in community and church activities. Highlights included service as president of the West Texas A&M Mothers Club and membership at the College Hills Christian Church. All who knew Odessa will remember her ready smile and love of sports, especially the Atlanta Braves baseball and Dallas Cowboys football teams.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Morris Kornegay and his wife, Chris, of Houston, and Joe Neal Kornegay and his wife, Jan, of Columbia, Mo.; a very special niece, Priscilla Marie Coffey of San Angelo; and five beloved grandchildren, Kyle Joseph, Kendra Anne and Koral Lynn Kornegay, all of Houston, and Kristin Leigh and Lindsay Meredith Kornegay, both of Columbia. Other dear friends include the Friendship Class of College Hills Christian Church and caregivers at Meadow Creek Nursing Home.


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