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Tomasa Delgado
Tomasa Lopez Delgado, 74, of Sterling City died Sunday, April 18, 1999
Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with the Rev. Eleazar Rodriguez, pastor of Centro Cristiano Emanuel Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens
She was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Palo Blanco, Coahuila, Mexico, and had been a resident of Sterling City for 36 years. She was a homemaker
Survivors include her husband, Jose Delgado of Sterling City; two sons, Sol Marcus Delgado of Plano and Homer Delgado of San Angelo; five daughters, Minerva Santillan, Martha Rivera and Rebecca Gonzales, all of San Angelo, Olivia Loomis and Lisa Anderson, both of Plano; a sister, Beatrice Samaniego of San Angelo; a brother, Richard Lopez of Phoenix; 12 grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

Doroteo M. Estorga
PECOS - Doroteo M. Estorga, 76, of Pecos died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in an Odessa hospital
Service will be at 3 p.m. today at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Pecos Funeral Home
He was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Ruidoso. He was retired from the City of Pecos and was a Catholic
Survivors include three sons, Vincente Estorga of Albuquerque, N.M., Fernando Estorga and Arturo Estorga, both of Pecos; four daughters, Juanita Estorga and Elisa Chavez, both of Pecos, Rosa Gonzales of Del Rio and Gloria Fuentes of Fort Worth; two brothers, Victor Estorga and Manuel Estorga, both of Brownfield; two sisters, Andrea Losoya of Lovington, N.M., and Francisca Contreras of Littlefield; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Jack Greenway
COLBERT, Okla. - Jack Donald Greenway, 70, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at his residence
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bratcher Funeral Home with burial in Garden of Memory
He was born July 20, 1928, in Colbert. He was a retired service man, farmer and oil field dozier operator
Survivors include a son, Jackie Greenway of Mineral Wells; three sisters, Ann McKee and Mildred Brigman, both of Colbert, and Mavis Hughes of San Angelo; three stepchildren, Lolly Koeppe of Downey, Calif., Connie Hestily of Bemus Point, N.Y., and Richard Brown of Hemet, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Norman Wright
COMANCHE - Norman Elbert Wright, 57, of Comanche died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in a Temple hospital
Service will be at 4 p.m. today in Hall & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Comanche Gardens of Memory
He was born in Gorman and was a 35-year resident of Comanche, moving from Odessa. He was an Army veteran and was a rancher. He was a member of the Crane Baptist Church
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Salter Wright of Comanche; his parents, E.G. and Herman Wright of Comanche; a son, Ken Wright of Comanche; two sisters, Carolyn Luckie of Comanche and Mary Doan of Monahans; and a granddaughter.

John Gottschalk
BALLINGER - John J. Gottschalk, 86, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in a local nursing home
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in RainsSeale Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Marys Catholic Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery
He was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Westphalia. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a farm laborer and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church
Survivors include two sisters, Olga Paske of Ballinger and Regina Hoelscher of Lott; two brothers, Ruben Gottschalk of Temple and Clarence Gottschalk of Abilene; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harmon Adams
Harmon L. "Bob" Adams, 97, of Dallas died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in a Dallas hospital. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.

Harry Stelling
Harry Ernest Stelling, 86, of San Angelo died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Mittie Gage
KERRVILLE - Mittie L. Gage, 90, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in a local nursing home. Services are pending at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

James Allen
SWEETWATER - James Ronnie Allen, 52, of Blackwell died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in El Paso. Services are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.

Ruby Seat
JUNCTION - Ruby Jewel Seat, 85, of Junction died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in a local hospital
Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Aubrey Fife Funerals Chapel with burial in Junction Cemetery
She was born Jan. 10, 1914, in Sedalia, Mo. She was a real estate developer and a sales lady. She was a member of Hill Country Baptist Church
Survivors include her husband, Jack Seat of Junction; three stepdaughters, Silva Crook and Cheryl Brown, both of Independence, Mo., and Melody Joy Myers of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

CALVIN L. `BUCKLES' SPARKS
ROBERT LEE - Calvin L. "Buckles" Sparks, 82, of Robert Lee passed away Sunday, April 18, 1999, at his home.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, April 19, at Robert Lee Baptist Church with burial in the Hayrick Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.
Buckles was born Sept. 26, 1916, to Enoch and Annie Sparks in Robert Lee. He was a lifelong resident of Robert Lee. Buckles retired from Allied Chemical (Union Texas Petroleum Construction Division) in 1980. He was a longtime member of the Robert Lee Baptist Church, a charter member of the Mountain Creek Golf Course, and an avid golfer with the No. 8 hole at the Mountain Creek Golf Course being known as "Buckles' Money Hole."
He is survived by Cova Sparks, his wife of 62 years; and five children, Jackie Walker of Robert Lee, Doris and Ronnie Fox of San Angelo, Jerry and Wallace Colburn of Lubbock, C.L. and Nada Sparks of Antioch, Calif., and Billy "Bucky" and Barbara Sparks of Robert Lee. He also is survived by 13 grandchildren, Loretta and Glenn Bridges of Menard, Carla and Tom Moore of Tyler, Pam and Paul Talley of San Angelo, Frankie and Kerry Gartman of Robert Lee, Mack Fox of Chicago, Deck Fox of San Angelo, Gay and Jerry Smitha of Wolfforth, Jolyn and Jerry Wilkins of Lubbock, Felicia Sparks of Dallas, Carrie Sparks of Salem, Ind., Trey Sparks of Antioch, Peggy and Roland Bryan Jr. of Abilene and Bobbie Sparks of Robert Lee; and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Ruth and Albert Blair of Phoenix and Jo and Wayne Hulse of Leakey; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Buckles' nephews.
The family would like to thank "Dr." George and Family Hospice for their special care and assistance.
Memorials may be made to the West Coke County Fire Department, EMS or Family Hospice.

ROSEMARY H. BLAGG
Rosemary H. Blagg, 74, of San Angelo died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at 8:30 a.m. at her home.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, at Johnson's Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the First Christian Church officiated by the Rev. Ben Hubert, pastor. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Rosemary was born March 14, 1925, in Sweetwater to James W. and Lena (Matthews) Hargett.
She was a graduate of Brownwood High School and graduated from Howard Payne University with bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees.
Rosemary began a teaching career with the Brownwood Independent School District. She later married Raymond Blagg on June 30, 1950, in Brownwood. They moved to San Angelo in 1966.
Rosemary was involved in music most of her life, having been the organist for the First Christian Church in Brownwood and the organist for several churches in San Angelo. She was a lifelong piano teacher and a member of the San Angelo Music Teachers Association.
Rosemary was a member of the First Christian Church of San Angelo and the Goldstone Sunday school class and a member of the local and area Christian Womens Fellowship.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Blagg of San Angelo; two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. James and Caroline Blagg of Durant, Okla., and Robert K. "Bobby" and Dottie Blagg of New Braunfels; one daughter and sonin-law, Marilyn Blagg Cox and Mickey, of West Monroe, La.; six grandchildren, Heather Blagg and Catherine Blagg of Durant, Ben Hoot and Robert Hoot of New Braunfels and Andrew Cox and Emily Cox of West Monroe; a brother-in-law, Joe Blagg and wife, Mary Belle, of Brownwood; nieces and nephews, Charlotte Inge, Bill Blagg, John Blagg and Mike Blagg, all of Brownwood, and Margarette Weaver of Canton, Mass.

FRANK `BUD' EIKENBARY
Frank "Bud" Eikenbary, 87, of San Angelo died Friday, April 16, 1999, in Shannon Medical Center.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the First Christian Church in Burrton, Kan. Burial will follow in Burrton City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Bud was born Sept. 5, 1911, in Jennings, Okla., and was a resident of San Angelo for 12 years. He was a former resident of Burrton and was a retired oil field worker and farmer.
Bud married Helen B. Fitch on Sept. 6, 1937. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his son, Don Eikenbary and wife, Donna, of San Angelo; three grandchildren, Donald Anthony Eikenbary of Virginia, Helen Joan Williams and husband, Terry, of Mertzon and Michael Ray Eikenbary and wife, Cassandra, of San Angelo; five great-grandchildren, Kari LeighAnn, Cheri Rene, Terry Don, Mathew Ray and Timothy Scott; and five brothers and four sisters.

ELDON J. HAMBRIGHT
WINTERS - Eldon J. Hambright, 65, of Bedford departed peacefully from this earth on Saturday, April 17, 1999, in Iraan. He was born May 28, 1933, in Crews to Marvin and Inez Hambright. He graduated from Winters High School and Texas Tech University. He worked at Texas Tech for many years and at the time of his death he was employed as an accountant for Ser-Jobs for Progress Inc. of Irving.
He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and Commendation Ribbon with Medal. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winters.
Survivors include Phillip and Mary Ann Sivils and daughters, Amanda and Alexandria of Monroe, La.; two brothers, Cecil Hambright and wife, Patricia, of Winters and Ben Hambright and wife, Kay, of Bronte; four sisters, Geraldine Lange and husband, George, of Ballinger, Chris Franks and husband, Edd, of Iraan, Patsy Faubion and husband, Aubrey, of Ballinger and Shirley Dyess and husband, Mike, of San Angelo; one uncle, Clarence Hambright of Winters; several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Winters with the Rev. Don Roath officiating. Burial will be in Crews Cemetery in Winters under the direction of the Winters Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be nephews.

JUANITA B. GROESBECK
MARLIN - Mrs. Juanita B. Groesbeck, 89, passed away Saturday, April 17, 1999, in a Marlin hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Hope Cemetery with the Rev. A.A. Bratcher officiating. Arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home.
Mrs. Groesbeck was born July 3, 1909, in Otto, the daughter of W.A. and Alice Waters Bryant. She was a Baptist and a Marlin resident for the past 16 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, George P. Groesbeck in 1986. They were married on May 3, 1938, in Groesbeck.
Survivors include a son, George Groesbeck of El Paso; a daughter, Nita Parkridge of Carlsbad; a sister, Jackie Spender of Dripping Springs; eight grandsons; three great-grandsons; and a greatgranddaughter.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, at Adams Funeral Home.

Steve Menchaca
Steve Menchaca, 81, of San Angelo died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.

Johnnie Pinchback
Johnnie Pinchback, 69, of San Angelo died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at her residence. Services are pending at Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Merilyn Prather
Merilyn Kay Prather, 55, of San Angelo died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. William Hickman, Dr. Bill Stokes and Vicki Castro officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 24, 1943, in Amarillo. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Bell of California; a brother, Harold Prather of San Angelo; a sister, Jo Vaughn of Fort Worth; Vicki Castro of San Angelo; a grandson; and three nieces.

Paul Alexander Jr.
Paul Alexander Jr., 75, of San Angelo died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Craig Meyers, pastor of St. Paul Presbyterian Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born July 11, 1923, in Karnes. An Air Force veteran of World War II, he owned and operated a furniture store in San Angelo before retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Alexander; a daughter, Dianne Smith; three sisters, Pauline Noble, Ruth Reynolds and Marie Osborne; a brother, Hamilton Alexander; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Howard Jackson
Howard Jackson, 64, of Miles died Monday, April 19, 1999, near San Saba.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Tingle, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Miles, officiating. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
He was born July 14, 1934, in Seymour. He was a Navy veteran, was a member of the San Angelo Emergency Corps and had worked for Baptist Memorials Center.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Jackson of Miles; five sons, Jessie Jackson, Howard Jackson, Jerry Don Jackson and Bernie Timm, all of San Angelo, and Brack Jackson of Houston; two daughters, Brenda Goff of San Angelo and Tyree Timm of Veribest; a sister, Dorothy Banty of Belton; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Nanette Ussery
BIG SPRING - Nanette Ussery, 66, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in a local hospital.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Chapel. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Allen, Okla., and had lived in Big Spring since 1974. She was an Air Force veteran.
Survivors include her husband, James W. Ussery Sr. of Big Spring; a daughter, Karan Gilbert and a son, James Walter Ussery Jr., both of Big Spring; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

LaVaun Moore
KINGSLAND - LaVaun Moore, 98, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Kingsland.
There will be no services. Arrangements were by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 18, 1900, in Winchester, Ind., and had lived in Kingsland since 1997, moving from Tucson, Ariz. She was a hotel/motel owner and operator and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary Walker of Kingsland, Helen Wilson of California and Betty Goss of Stewart, Fla.; and two brothers, Claude Collins and Arthur Collins, both of Traverse City, Mich.

Genevieve Lozano
KERRVILLE - Genevieve Martinez Lozano, 52, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at her residence.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Grimes Funeral Chapels. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Notre Dame Catholic Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
She was born June 25, 1946, in Comfort and had lived in Kerrville for 29 years. She was a production craftsman with James Avery Craftsman Inc. for 23 years and a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Juan Ayala Lozano Jr. of Kerrville; a daughter, Sheila M. Lozano of Kerrville; three sons, Richard M. Lozano, Joseph M. Lozano and Anthony M. Lozano, all of Kerrville; two sisters, Gracie Castro and Lucy San Miguel, both of Comfort; two brothers, Juan Martinez Jr. of Boerne and Robert Martinez of Comfort; and a stepsister, Connie Marines of Kerrville.

Ada Tatum
WINTERS - Ada Alma "Allie" Tatum, 90, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service was Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with burial in Wingate Cemetery. Arrangements were by Winters Funeral Home.
She was born April 7, 1909, in Brady and had lived in Winters since 1989, moving from Big Spring. She was a homemaker and a member of Drasco Baptist Church.
Survivors include six sons, John Tatum, Jim Tatum and Clyde Tatum, all of Fort Worth, Douglas Tatum and Don Tatum, both of Big Spring, and J.D. Tatum of Winters; three daughters, Alma Lou Pierce of Winters, Mildred Redmon of Seminole and Peggy Bunt of Katy; three sisters, Lydia Drake of Ballinger, and Marie Pennington and Lorene Stone, both of Abilene; 29 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Edythe Utley
BIG SPRING - Edythe LaLonde Utley, 85, of Big Spring died Monday, April 19, 1999, in The Village, Okla.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Baird and was a longtime resident of Big Spring. She worked as assistant administrator at Malone-Hogan Hospital and Clinic for 23 years, retiring in 1978, and was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include a son, Robert C. Utley Jr. of The Village; three grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Nettie Cox
KERRVILLE - Nettie D. Cox, 81, of Ingram died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in a local nursing center.
Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Grimes Funeral Chapels with burial in North Hardiston Cemetery, Franklin, N.J.
She was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Franklin and had lived in Ingram for more than four years. She was tax collector and treasurer in Hamburg, N.J., retiring after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Maurise C. Predmore of Ingram; and three grandchildren.

John Fonville
PECOS - John F. Fonville, 90, of Denton died Monday, April 19, 1999, in Denton.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 5, 1908, in Bowie. He was a retired jeweler and a Presbyterian.
Survivors include his wife, Tene Fonville of Denton; a son, John Charles Fonville of Denton; a daughter, Jo Cooksey of Pecos; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Clinton Day
KERRVILLE - Clinton Day, 77, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at his residence. Services are pending at Overby Funeral Home.

JAMES W. BEARDEN SR.
James Whitley "Dub" Bearden Sr., 77, of San Angelo died Monday, April 19, 1999, at his residence after his courageous battle with cancer.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, in Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with the Rev. Brad Winchester, pastor of Grape Creek Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Grape Creek Cemetery.
James was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Anson. He was an Army veteran and had been a San Angelo police officer for six years. He married Shirlene Connaly on Oct. 2, 1962, in San Angelo. Following his retirement from Halliburton in Rankin, he moved to San Angelo.
Survivors include his wife, Shirlene Bearden of San Angelo; three daughters, Mary Boggs of Monahans, Marie Brock of Eldorado and Lula Casillas of Sonora; four sons, James Ronald Bearden, Lonnie Bearden, James Whitley Bearden Jr. and Robert Bearden, all of San Angelo; two sisters, Ethel Snell of Rankin and Nell Thorn of Malvern, Ark.; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Hunt and Dr. Johnny French, and their staff, third-floor nurses at San Angelo Community Medical Center, and Dr. Charles Roeth of San Antonio and Family Hospice for being so kind and giving the best possible care.
Mr. Bearden will be missed very much by his friends and family. He has never met anyone that he didn't leave a lasting impression on. He was loved by all.

God Saw You
God watched as you suffered
And knew you had your share.
He gently closed your weary eyes
And took you in His care.
God has you in his keeping,
We have you in our hearts.
Your memory is our keepsake
And with that we'll never part.
God saw you were getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you
And whispered "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched
You surrender
And saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard-working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

C. LEE WILLIAMS
C. Lee Williams, 92, of San Angelo died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Shannon Medical Center. Family visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in Belvedere Memorial Park on Arden Road with Mills Caraway officiating.
Lee was born Feb. 6, 1907, in Buda to Jasper and Laura Williams. He had six brothers and two sisters.
He came to San Angelo in 1926. On June 16, 1936, he married Ruby Bell in San Angelo. He was employed by the San Angelo Fire Department in 1930 and was a firefighter for the city of San Angelo for 15 years. Later, he owned and operated the North Concho Airport for 10 years. Lee owned and operated drive-in theaters for many years and closed the last drive-in theater in San Angelo in 1993. He also owned and operated mobilehome parks in San Angelo for many years and did some local cotton farming for several years. At the time of death, he was retired. He was a longtime member of the San Angelo Elks Lodge. Through the years, he made many valued and lasting friendships!
Lee is survived by his wife, Ruby Williams of San Angelo; one daughter, Betsey and husband, Russell DeVore, of San Angelo; one son, Ronald and wife, Debbie Williams, of Odessa; two grandchildren, Henry Lee and wife, Lisa Garvin, of McAllen and Rebecca Williams of Odessa; two brothers, Fred and wife, Doris Williams, of Rockdale and Willie Williams of Rockdale; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Laura Williams; two sisters, Julia B. Williams and Thada George; and four brothers, Everett, Zed, Cage and Owen Williams.

LYDIA FAY SCARBOROUGH
AUSTIN - Lydia Fay Scarborough, 61, of Manchaca died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, from ovarian cancer.
Born on June 7, 1937, in Harper, she was the daughter of Johnny and Lydia Bierschwale. She married her childhood sweetheart, Joe Mack Scarborough, on June 18, 1955. She worked for the State of Texas for 37 years and, at the time of her retirement in 1992, was the acting director of the Division of Aviation in the Texas Department of Transportation. However, retirement did not end her working career. She worked for two years as an administrative assistant in the Texas House of Representatives before she started her own successful business, BCL Pavement Services Inc., an all-womanowned airport contracting company. At the time of her death, Lydia was president of BCL Pavement.
Lydia was always willing to devote herself and her time to better her community, being active in the civic, political and charitable affairs of Manchaca and Hays County. She was an active member of the Hays County Women's Political Caucus, served as a precinct chair for the Hays County Democratic Party, was named cochair of the Hays County Economic Development Infrastructure Committee and was a member of the Buda United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Mack Scarborough; her sisters, Geraldine Skipper and husband, Tommie, of Harper and Juanita Barker, also of Harper; her brothers, Johnnie Bierschwale and wife, Linna, of Hext and C.H. Bierschwale and wife, Oma, of Harper; her sister-in-law, Peggy Fox and husband, Rex, also of Harper; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Lydia will be remembered for her courage, determination, hard work, compassion, humor and integrity and will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 North Lamar in Austin.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the Harper United Methodist Church in Harper. Burial will follow in the Harper Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Brast, Mack Neal Fox, Donn Haffelder, Dale Linebarger, Steven Skipper and Scott Wylie. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Mack Bierschwale, Gary Eastwood, Rex Michael Fox, Bill Fuller, Doc Greene, Bill Murray, David Ruehlman and David Skipper.
Contributions may be made to the Buda United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1196, Buda, TX 78610.

EVELYN PRATHER
MONAHANS - Evelyn Prather, 73, of Monahans died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Immanuel Baptist Church with David Lively officiating. Burial will follow in Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harkey Funeral Home.
Evelyn was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Lebanon, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She married E.T. Buck Prather on May 5, 1947, in Lebanon.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, E.T. Buck Prather of Monahans; a son, Chuck Prather and wife, Geretha, of San Angelo; a daughter, Patty Drake of Odessa; a sister, Betty Legan of Lebanon; three grandchildren, Michelle Widdess of San Angelo, Brady Prather of Dallas and Chasity Pritz of Baird; and two greatgrandchildren, Kelcee and Jeantry.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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