PECOS - Lucia G. Orona, 80, of Pecos died Thursday, April 15, 1999,
in an Odessa hospital.
Service will be at 3 p.m. today at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with
burial in Santa Rosa Cemetery. Arrangements are by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Shafter and was a lifetime resident
of Pecos. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include five sons, Casimiro Orona of Kenedy, Jesus Orona
and Gabriel Orona, both of Pecos, Ramon Orona of Odessa and Leonard Orona
of Japan; four stepsons, Manuel Orona of Stockton, Calif., Santiago Orona,
Leandro Orona and Fernando Orona, all of Pecos; three daughters, Maria
Lovato of Littlefield, Ramona Cortez of Lamont, Calif., and Maria Licon
of Pecos; two brothers, Sarapio Gutierrez and Vincente Gutierrez, both
of Billings, Mont.; two sisters, Martha Gutierrez of Marfa and Margarita
Gutierrez of El Paso; 26 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
KERRVILLE - Thomas Alfred Peays, 80, died Thursday, April 15, 1999,
at his residence.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are by Sizemore Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 30, 1918, in Moorehead, Mont., and had been a longtime
resident of Kerrville. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was
a rancher, teacher, land appraiser and a real estate broker and consultant.
Survivors include his wife, Chloe Peays of Kerrville; two daughters,
Pamela Haynes of Ingram and Claudia Chaney of Greenwood; one sister, Hazel
R. Green of Evant; one brother, Audroy Peays of California; and three grandsons.
COLEMAN - Ralph Arnold, 60, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, in a local
Service will be at 4:30 p.m. today in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Voss Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 2, 1939, in Santa Anna and was a longtime resident
of Coleman. He was a salesman at J.E. Stevens Co. and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Arnold of Coleman; a son, Leslie
Arnold of Voss; his mother, Marie Davis of Coleman; two sisters, Betty
Shields of Merkel and Carolyn Perkins of Coleman; a brother, Gene Arnold
of Brady; his stepmother, Nellie Arnold of Coleman; a stepsister, Betty
Lafferty of Florida; a stepbrother, Terry Langley of Coleman; and numerous
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
FREDERICKSBURG - Archie Gold, 59, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at
Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Der Stadt Friedhof Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Gold of Fredericksburg; a daughter,
Diana Palafox of Houston; a son, Daryl Gold of Pasadena; two sisters, Betty
Alberthal and Darlene St. Clair, both of Fredericksburg; a brother, Curtis
Gold of Fredericksburg; and two grandchildren.
LLANO - Doris Porch Eiband, 95, died Friday, April 16, 1999, in Llano.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today in Kuykendall Cemetery in
Cherokee. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
She was born April 26, 1903, in San Saba County and had been a resident
of Llano since 1991, moving from Cherokee. She was a selfemployed dressmaker
and a member of Cherokee Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Martha Porch of Llano; two granddaughters,
Sheri Nobles and Tina Thacker, both of Llano; four great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
SWEETWATER - Alvin Vick Thompson, 73, died Friday, April 16, 1999,
in a local care center.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in McCoy Chapel of Memories with burial
in Sweetwater Cemetery.
He was born May 16, 1925, in Sweetwater and had been a lifetime resident.
He owned and operated Martin Sign Company, retiring in 1996. An Air Force
veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Elks Lodge, The Texas Sign
Manufacturers Association and the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Marty Thompson of Sweetwater; a son, William
Grant Thompson of Cloudcroft, N.M.; a brother, John Thompson of Sweetwater;
and a granddaughter.
BIG SPRING - Marie P. Wallace, 77, of Canyon and formerly of Big Spring,
died Thursday, April 15, 1999, in an Amarillo hospital.
Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home
with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born Aug. 10, 1921, near Paris, Texas, lived in Colorado City,
moved to Big Spring in 1978, and had lived in Canyon since 1996. She was
an accountant and had worked for Lee, Reynolds and Welch and American Well
Service and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Big Spring.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Woodall of Canyon, Sheila Salmon
of Altoona, Pa., and Debbie Lindsey of Andrews; two sisters, Estel Howard
of Orlando, Fla., and Valree Stephenson of Woodland Hills, Calif.; seven
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
FORT STOCKTON - Humberto "Henry" Gutierrez, 63, of Fort Stockton died
Wednesday, April 14, 1999, in Houston.
Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in Fort Stockton Funeral Home
Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fort Stockton Christian Center
with burial in East Hill Cemetery.
He was born March 17, 1936, in Shafter and had been a lifetime resident
of Fort Stockton. He was a commercial painter and a member of Fort Stockton
Survivors include his wife, Aurora Gutierrez of Fort Stockton; a son,
Humberto Gutierrez III of Kingwood; two daughters, Florinda Baldridge of
Kirkland, Wash., and Jocellyn Gutierrez of San Antonio; a brother, Inez
"Gigi" Gutierrez of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Parker of Parkdale,
Ore., and Evangelina "Bangie" Quintela of Fort Stockton; and four grandchildren.
COLORADO CITY - James Thomas "Jim" Moore, 93, died Thursday, April
15, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Colorado City Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
He was born May 8, 1905, in Roxton and had been a resident of Colorado
City since 1931. He was a farmer and worked for the Colorado City school
district and was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Moore of Colorado City; two sons,
Raymond Moore of Artesia, N.M., and Kenneth Moore of Monahans; two daughters,
Helen Crockett of Bridgeport and Ann Smith of San Angelo; a sister, Marie
Hooten of Plainview; two brothers, Walter Ray Jones and Shelton Jones,
both of Lamar County; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 16
STANTON - Bisente Martinez, of Big Spring died Friday, April 16, 1999,
in a local hospital. Services are pending at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home.
WINTERS - Petra Anita Rocha, 82, of Winters died Friday, April 16,
1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Winters Funeral Home. Service
will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Carmel Catholic Church with burial in
She was born Feb. 22, 1917, in La Pryor and had been a longtime resident
of Winters. She worked for Dry Manufacturing Company and was a member of
Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
Survivors include seven sons, Santos Rocha of Winters, Ramon Rocha
of Abilene, Ramiro Rocha of Norman, Okla., Johnny Rocha of San Antonio,
George Rocha of Sacramento, Calif., Raul Rocha of Pontiac, Mich., and Aristeo
Rocha of Houston; three daughters, Enedina Gonales of Abilene and Marianne
Woffenden and Rose Rahne, both of Winters; 41 grandchildren; and numerous
greatgrandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
BRADY - Dr. J.S. "Steve" King, 78, of Brady died Friday, April 16,
1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church with
burial in Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Leatherwood Colonial
He was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Sterling City and had been a resident
of the Brady area since 1947. He served in the Army Veterinary Corps and
was a veterinarian and rancher, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the
Brady Masonic Lodge, the Shrine, Scottish Rite and the First United Methodist
Survivors include his wife, Faye King, and a son, Kim King, both of
Brady; a daughter, Diane Scovell of Dallas, a brother, Loyd King of Coleman;
two sisters, Joann Burkett of San Angelo and Rose McLeery of Odessa; and
BIG SPRING - Michael DeAx, 51, died Friday, April 16, 1999, in a local
hospital. Services are pending at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
WILLIAM JEWELL WALLACE
FORT WORTH - William Jewell Wallace, 91, of Fort Collins, Colo., died
Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in Fort Collins.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. May 8 in the Chapel of the Good
Shepherd at the University Christian Church. Burial will be in Greenwood
Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Greenwood Funeral Home.
Jewell was born June 16, 1907, in Carrollton, Mo. He was a Texas high
school football and basketball coach from 1934-1954. At San Angelo High
School from 1943-1945, he won three district championships in football
and won the state football championship in 1943. His team defeated the
great Dallas Highland Park team featuring Bobby Layne and Doak Walker in
the state semifinals, before beating Lufkin for the state championship.
In 1958, he returned to TCU as dean of men. He held a variety of positions
at TCU, including golf coach, physical education professor, football recruiter
and football academic adviser.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Bird Wallace.
Survivors include a son, William Warren Wallace and his wife, Tommy
L., of Fort Collins; a brother, Roy Wallace of Schertz; two grandchildren;
William L. Wallace of Fort Collins and Lyle A. Wallace of Denver; and a
great-grandson, William Macrae Wallace of Loveland, Colo.
Memorials may be made to the Jewell and Anna Bird Wallace Scholarship
Fund, Texas Christian University, 2800 S. University Drive, Fort Worth,
VICTOR VAUGHN GILLY
Victor Vaughn Gilly, 77, of San Angelo died Thursday, April 15, 1999,
in San Angelo Community Hospital.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, in Fairmount
Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn Young officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's
"Gilly" was born March 31, 1922, to Bennie B. and Roxie Bell Gilly
in Brownwood. His parents preceded him in death. He married Ina Tatom on
July 24, 1940. He had been a resident of San Angelo since 1929, and was
a member of St. Luke Methodist Church. Gilly's joy in life was meeting
people, showing and selling furniture at the Thrift Shop on East Fifth
Street, Shepperson's Downtown, and Shepperson's Southwest. He retired after
40 years. His early years were spent at Fairview School and on the family
dairy outside San Angelo.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Victor Eugene Gilly, and
one brother, Ben Gilly.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ina Gilly of San Angelo; one son,
Vaughn Gilly and wife, Kay, of San Angelo; a daughter, Vicki Maiden of
St. Charles, Ill.; five grandchildren, Lisa McCollum and husband, Kevin,
of Austin, Jennifer Stringer and husband, Michael, of Abilene, Jeffrey
Gilly of San Angelo and Christopher Maiden and Caitlin Maiden, both of
St. Charles; two great-grandchildren, Tyler McCollum and Brittany Stringer;
his brothers, Jack Gilly and wife, Thelma, of Terminal, Connis Gilly and
wife, Doris, of Stephenville and James Gilly and wife, Sarah, of Crystal
City; two sisters, Velta Beth Stone and husband, Richard, and Marjorie
Jo Massey and husband, Norman, all of Stephenville; and one sister-in-law,
Mary Gilly of Sonora.
The family would like to thank all those at San Angelo Community Medical
Center and BakerBrame Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their
The family asks that donations be made to The American Diabetes Association,
St. Luke Methodist Church or to a charity of choice.
MARCEL STOKES LACY
Marcel Stokes Lacy, age 84, of San Angelo died Friday, April 16, 1999,
in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in Miles Cemetery
with the Rev. Chester McCown officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's
Mrs. Lacy was born March 16, 1915, in Ballinger. She was the postmaster
in Miles for several years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Lacy and her parents,
Grady and Grace Stokes.
She is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ann Snodgrass
of San Angelo and Ruth Luedtke and husband, Leonard, of Miles; three sisters-in-law,
Leta Schovajsa of Miles, Valree Jackson of Miles and Mary Kate Kincaid
of Beaumont; one brother-inlaw, Dalton Lacy and wife, Joy, of Miles; numerous
nieces and nephews including Joyce Heller of San Angelo and Cherry Luedtke
OTIS D. SMITH
BRONTE - Otis D. Smith, 93, of Bronte died Thursday, April 15, 1999,
in the Bronte Nursing Home.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Fairview
Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Smith officiating, assisted by the Rev. Morris
Johnson. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.
Otis was born March 1, 1906, to C.C. and Maggie Smith in Gouldbusk,
Coleman County, Texas. He moved to Bronte at the age of three and attended
school there. He married Flora Cowley on Jan. 4, 1930, in Bronte and they
have resided in Bronte since that time. He was a stock farmer and previously
owned Butane Service Company in Bronte. He was a past board member of the
Kickapoo Water District, a past member of the Bronte School Board, and
had been a county commissioner of Coke County.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Flora Smith of Bronte; one
daughter and son-in-law, Jean and E.S. Herring of Maryneal; one sister,
Beulah Estes of Ballinger; three grandchildren and their spouses, Donna
and Dr. Mike Gosney of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Randy and Jan Sheppard of Del
Rio and Rick and Cindy Sheppard of Uvalde; eight great-grandchildren, Kimberlee
and Alyssa Gosney of Birmingham, Ala., Matt Gosney of Muscle Shoals, Jodi
and Jamie Sheppard of Del Rio, Martin Keller of Houston and Zachary and
Nash Sheppard of Uvalde.
The family requests memorials be made to the Bronte EMS, Box 357, Bronte,
Myrtle Henry, 92, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at her residence. Services
are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.
Eva McClinton, 91, died Saturday, April 17, 1999 in a local nursing
home. Services are pending at Starks Funeral Home.
Bernice Geick, 73, of San Angelo died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in
a local care center.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel.
Additional service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church
in Wiedeville with burial in Wiedeville Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Washington County, Texas. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her children, L.E. Borgstedte of Brenham, Rickie
Borgstedte of Oxnard, Calif., Russell Borgstedte of San Antonio, Keith
Borgstedte, Mary Smith and Gary Geick, all of San Angelo, and Ashley Borgstedte
of Ventura, Calif.,; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Sipriano Saucillo Sr.
SAN SABA - Sipriano Saucillo Sr., 75, of San Saba died Friday, April
16, 1999, in Brownwood.
Rosary will be at 8 p.m. today in Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial
in San Saba City Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Lometa and was a lifetime resident of
San Saba. He was a laborer and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Tiburcia C. Saucillo of San Saba; eight
sons, Tony Saucillo of Stephenville, Paul Saucillo, Joe Saucillo, Louis
Saucillo, San Juan Saucillo, Sipriano Saucillo Jr. and Cornelio Saucillo,
all of San Saba, and Raymond Saucillo of Fort Worth; six daughters, Lydia
Torres of Lometa, Lucia Saucillo, Tomasa Torres, Patricia Perez and Connie
Hernandez, all of San Saba, and Nancy Saucedo of Fort Worth; 32 grandchildren;
18 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
KERRVILLE - Wilma Mahaffey, 66, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in a
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Overby Funeral Home
She was born June 18, 1932, in Bryan.
Survivors include her husband, Gene Mahaffey of Kerrville; four children,
Bill Ball and Duke Ball, both of Little Rock, Ark., Ross Ball of Paron,
Ark., and Kay Rodriquez of Spring; two stepchildren, Gena Menhusen of Oklahoma
City and Gary Mahaffey of Shreveport, La.; five brothers, Floyd Mauldin
of Fort Worth, Vic Mauldin of Houston, Charlie Mauldin of Boulder, Colo.,
Dick Mauldin of Fredericksburg and Larry Mauldin of Bryan; 13 grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
LAMPASAS - Leon Manuel Canales, 70, died Friday, April 16, 1999, in
a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church
with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Sheppard Memorial
He was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Lampasas. He was an Army veteran of the
Korean War, a telephone repairman/installer and a member of the First United
Survivors include three sons, Clay Lee Canales and Clint Cole Canales,
both of Lampasas, and Cody Dean Canales of Georgetown; three brothers,
Clifford Canales, Ramon Canales and Alton Canales, all of Lampasas; and
STANTON - Bisente Martinez, 48, of Big Spring died Friday, April 16,
1999, in a Big Spring hospital.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Stanton Memorial Funeral Home
Chapel. Service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic
Church with burial in Mount Olive Cemetery in Big Spring.
He was born Jan. 22, 1951, in Odessa. He was a member of Immaculate
Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where he was employed as a janitor.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Olivas Martinez of Big Spring; four
sons, Rodney Martinez, Richard Martinez, Jacob Martinez and Bisente Martinez
Jr., a daughter, Sandy Martinez, and three sisters, Anastacia Rodriguez,
Rita Valbuena and Virginia Weaver, all of Big Spring; and two grandchildren.
BIG SPRING - Michael DeAx, 51, died Friday, April 16, 1999, in a local
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian
Church of Coahoma. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral
He was born Dec. 17, 1947, in Fort Stockton and had lived in Big Spring
for 12 years, moving from Valentine. He was a Navy veteran and a member
of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include four sons, Charles DeAx and Alan DeAx, both of Big
Spring, Chad DeAx of Burnet and Michael DeAx of Gatesville; two brothers,
Randy DeAx of Fort Stockton and Danny Keith of Charleston, S.C.; and two
KERRVILLE - Ruth M. Young, 85, died Friday, April 16, 1999, in a local
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels
in Laredo. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic
Church with burial in City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral
She was born Dec. 6, 1913, in San Antonio. She was a teacher in Laredo
public schools for more than 50 years.
Survivors include a sister, Mabel Hamlin of Angleton; a brother, David
Young of Bedford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
FORT STOCKTON - Rebecca Nunez Baiza, 36, died Friday, April 16, 1999,
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel.
Service will be at 10 am. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial
in St. Joseph Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 3, 1962, in Fort Stockton and was a lifetime resident.
She was a commercial painter and a Catholic.
Survivors include her parents, David and Otilia Nunez, and three daughters,
Erica Jane Baiza, Celina Nunez Baiza and Briana Nunez Baiza, all of Fort
Stockton; three brothers, David Franco Nunez of La Porte, and Ramon Franco
Nunez and Rojelio Franco Nunez, both of Fort Stockton; a sister, Priscilla
Nunez Contreras of Fort Stockton; two granddaughters; and several nieces
LLANO - James Silas Mills, 83, of Tow died Saturday, April 17, 1999,
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Tow Cemetery. Arrangements
are by WaldropeHatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homed.
He was born Oct. 9, 1915, in Llano and was a lifetime resident of the
Tow area. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a claims investigator
for Ford Motor Co. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Shriners,
Order of the Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the First Baptist
Church in Tow.
Survivors include his wife, Earlene Mills of Tow; two daughters; two
brothers; and a sister.
KERRVILLE - Addie H. Givens, 92, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in
a local hospital. Services are pending at Kerrville Funeral Home.
WINTERS - Eula Mae Wilson, 85, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in a
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Winters Funeral Home Chapel
with private family burial Wednesday in Houston.
She was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Oakhurst and had lived in Winters since
1994, moving from Houston. She had been a bookkeeper for the city of Pasadena
and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Houston.
Survivors include three sons, Joe L. Wilson and Carol Wilson, both
of Winters, and Andrew "Andy" Wilson of Houston; two brothers, Lawrance
Cowart of Oakhurst and Melvin Cowart of Pasadena; six grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
DR. J.S. `STEVE' KING
BRADY - Dr. J.S. "Steve" King, 78, of Brady died Friday, April 16,
1999, in Shannon Medical Center.
Mr. King was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Sterling City to Ollie P. (Hodges)
King and Joseph Sylvester King. He married Faye Stone on July 16, 1944,
in Talpa at the Stone Family Ranch and had been a resident of the Brady
area since 1947.
He was a graduate of Tarleton Junior College and received a DVM degree
from Texas A&M University. He served in the Army Veterinary Corps for
three years and had been a veterinarian and rancher since 1947, retiring
in 1982. He was very active in community affairs and served on the board
of directors of the Brady Savings and Loan, the hospital board, the Brady
I.S.D. School Board, the District Scout Council and the Chamber of Commerce,
and also served on the First United Methodist Church administrative board.
He was elected to the board of directors of the Brady National Bank in
1963, retiring in 1999, after 36 years. He was a member of the Brady Masonic
Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Shrine and Scottish
Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the First United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Sheldon Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Rest
Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Riley King, Field Scovell, Montie King, King Scovell,
Brantley King, Dupree Scovell, Glennon Mays and Myron Mays. Honorary pallbearers
will be Ross Huffman, Frank Roddie, Bill Roberts, Jack Gartman, Juan Herrada,
Corky Steffens, Johnny Rudder, Luke Thompson, Ed Melson, Don Neal, Ed Keeling,
John Littlefield, Dr. Richard Winters and Dr. De Ray Jenkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Faye King, and a son, Kim King and his
wife, Robin, all of Brady; a daughter, Diane Scovell and her husband, John,
of Dallas; a brother, Loyd King and his wife, Raye, of Coleman; two sisters,
Joann Burkett of San Angelo and Rose McLeery and husband, Forrest, of Odessa;
and six grandchildren, Riley King, Montie King, Brantley King, Field Scovell,
King Scovell and Dupree Scovell.
JOE TOM HUDGINS
Joe Tom Hudgins, 63, of San Angelo died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at
Graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, in Lawnhaven
Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Joe Hudgins was a very unique person. He had the ability to make most
people think he was bigger than big, larger than large, and one of the
funniest people I have ever known. He could tell short stories that went
on forever, fib with the best, and forever hold his audience in awe while
he ranted and rambled about things he had done in his life. I haven't known
Joe but for about the last 20 years, but I think I knew him very well.
While Joe's mom was living, there could not have been a more devoted
son to his mom. I never personally knew her, but she must have been the
most loving person around for Joe to take care of her as he did. Joe's
dad died many years ago; there were no brothers or sisters, so Joe died
with no close family members that I know of. But he had a friend named
Rosie and a dog named Pitch, which he devoted his later life to. His longtime
trusted housekeeper, Helen, was also one of his favorite people.
In earlier years, Joe had a wonderful zest for life, with some of the
parties he gave being the rage of the town. No food was too good not to
be on Joe's menu, and it was "come as you are" to Joe's parties. "Let's
get together and have some fun" was his motto!
During the past few years, Joe had struggled with many health problems,
and on April 9, 1999, Joe was rescued from a fire in his home by firemen
and policemen, and Joe wants to thank all of them for their masterful job
Until a few years ago, you could find Joe on the golf course at the
San Angelo Country Club, usually playing with Don, Sammy, Milton, Billy,
usually playing $5 one-downs. Joe also enjoyed his time in Las Vegas and
on the horse racetrack. Joe at one time owned several racehorses and was
prosperous in his oil adventures, which seem to work pretty well together.
As for dominoes lately at the good old San Angelo Country Club, names
such as Dale, Billy, Bill, Roland, Ted, Tommy, Billy Ray, Dal, Ron, Ed,
Steve, Cotton, Sammy and Stevie come to mind.
There were a lot of friends who just seem not to be able to leave Joe
out at special times of the year. They were Don and Maxie, Doug and Peggy,
Bob and Hope, Linda and Darrell, Jim and Debbie and Polo and Bud. Joe,
we'll miss you, so thanks for letting us know you while we did.
These are a few of our personal feelings about one who I would like
to call my "FRIEND," Joe Hudgins.
Rosie and Don