Troy Morgan, 85, of San Angelo died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at his
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Fairmount Cemetery with
the Rev. Joe Stone officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 11, 1913, in Stevens County. He had worked for Monarch
Tile Co., retiring after 27 years of service. He was a member of First
Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include two cousins, Alice Vick and Tanya Tindall.
LLANO - Beverly Harden, 62, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, in Llano.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Home with burial in Llano City Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 17, 1936, in Kerrville and was a lifetime resident
of Llano. He was a self-employed mechanic and owned Harden's Garage since
1977. He was a firefighter for the Llano Volunteer Fire Department and
was elected chief in 1972. He had served on the Housing Authority and Community
Survivors include his wife, Melba Smith Harden, a daughter, Patti Harden
of Llano, and two sons, Timmy Harden and Tony Harden, all of Llano; four
sisters, Mildred Pair of San Angelo, Joyce Lackey and Bessie Dow, both
of Llano, and June Rausch of New Braunfels; two brothers, Billy Arthur
"Bud" Harden of Denton and W.L. Harden Jr. of Llano; an aunt, Iolene Smith
of Llano; a grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
WINTERS - Joann Elizabeth Hodapp Ash, 65, of Winters died Wednesday,
April 28, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Winters Funeral Home. Service
will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Carmel Catholic Church with burial
in Potosi Cemetery.
She was born July 6, 1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and had lived in Winters
since 1998. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include two daughters, Emma Jonas of Winters and Virginia
Wheeler of Benton, La.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
BIG SPRING - Simon Joe Alcantar, 33, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999,
in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church with
burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith
He was born Oct. 20, 1965, in Big Spring and was a lifetime resident.
He worked as a roofer and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Survivors include his mother, Ofelia Alcantar of Big Spring; four daughters,
Adrianne Salgado, Samantha Alcantar and Danielle Alcantar, all of Big Spring,
and Laura Ramirez Alcantar of Austin; three brothers, Jesse Alcantar, Richard
Alcantar and Alan Alcantar, all of Big Spring; two sisters, Linda Alcantar
of Big Spring and Teresa Cuellar of Nacogdoches; and several nieces and
SWEETWATER - Leandro Flores Rendon, 39, of Roscoe died Wednesday, April
28, 1999, near Roscoe.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic
Church with burial in Roscoe Cemetery in Roscoe.
He was born Feb. 27, 1960, in Mexico and had lived in Roscoe for 22
years. He was a Catholic.
Survivors include Lucia Ramirez of Roscoe; four daughters, Angelica
Rendon, Dora Virginia Rendon, Stephanie Rendon and Shelly Rendon, all of
Roscoe; two sons, Joe Rendon and Ceasar Rendon, both of Roscoe; a brother,
Refujio Rendon of Mexico; six sisters, Micuela Rendon, Josefa Rendon, Leovarda
Rendon, Alisia Rendon, Nolverta Rendon and Maria Rendon, all of Mexico;
and his parents, Ralphael and Socorro Rendon of Mexico.
COLEMAN - Mary Trimble, 75, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at her
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Henderson Funeral Home with burial
in Coleman City Cemetery.
She was born June 4, 1923, in Madisonville and had lived in Coleman
since 1951. She was a homemaker, retired from Head Start and was a member
of the Truevine Baptist Church and the Esther Circle of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Verna Trimble Spain of Amarillo; two
sons, Robert Edwards of Coleman and Jeffrey Edwards of Austin; three sisters,
Ella Alexander, Mallissie Robertson and Sena Ivery, all of Houston; three
brothers, Lee Odis Brisby, Will Brisby and Lige Brisby Jr., all of Houston;
10 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; and a great-greatgrandchild.
BALLINGER - Bobby Weldon Ransbarger, 64, of Miles died Wednesday, April
28, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Miles United Methodist Church
with burial in Miles Cemetery in Miles. Arrangements are by Rains-Seale
He was born March 22, 1935, in Runnels County. An Army veteran, he
was an electrical engineer for GTE for 25 years and was a member of the
Miles United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Gann Ransbarger of the Bethel
community; his wife, Judy Stanford Ransbarger of Miles; two sons, Weldon
Ransbarger of San Angelo and Russell Ransbarger of College Station; a brother,
Billy Mack Ransbarger of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Ransbarger
of the Bethel community; and an aunt, Anna Lee Baker of Junction.
COLEMAN - Jesse Burl Strickland, 84, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999,
in an El Paso hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel.
He was born March 28, 1915, in Coleman. An Army Air Corps veteran of
World War II, he was a teacher and coach and a member of the First Presbyterian
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Strickland of Las Cruces, N.M.;
and a daughter, Suann Anderson of Macon, Ga.
BRADY - Gerald Wayne Flanagin, 72, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, in
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel
with burial in Wagram Cemetery.
He was born May 19, 1926, in Fredonia. He was an Army veteran of World
War II, a mail carrier and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Flanagin of Brady; three sons, Michael
Flanagin of Huntsville, Clifton Stockbridge of San Angelo and Tommy Flanagin
of Brady; a daughter, Janice Dipprey of Tyler; his mother, Ora Mae Flanagin
of Brady; two sisters, Norma Jean Holloway and Lanelle Cook, both of Brady;
a brother, J.D. Flanagin of Brownwood; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
ROBERT LEE - Teresa Torres Bermudes, 41, of San Angelo died Wednesday,
April 28, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial in Robert
Lee Hispanic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 30, 1957, in Robert Lee. She worked for GTE for 20
years and was a Catholic.
Survivors include her husband, Pedro Bermudes of San Angelo; her mother,
Anastacia Torres Cruz of San Angelo; a son, John G. Bermudes of San Angelo;
a daughter, Natalie Bermudes of San Angelo; four brothers, Benito Torres
and James Torres, both of Robert Lee, Raymundo Torres of San Angelo and
Johnny Torres of Irving; five sisters, Margarita Loza of Abilene, Patricia
Albolaez of San Angelo, and Malinda Martinez, Victoria Martinez and Sandy
Herdry, all of Irving; and numerous nieces and nephews.
GEORGE W. `BUBBA' GAYLE
George W. "Bubba" Gayle, resident of San Angelo for 49 years, died
Monday, April 26, 1999, after being blessed with good health and an active
life for 89 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, and his children, the Rev. Terry
Gayle of San Antonio, Lindsey Horsey of Blairstown, N.J., Mary Leslie Plumhoff
of Houston and Georgann Woodring of Conroe. He was preceded in death by
his wives, Dorothy Comley (1947) and Anna B. Ellis (1980).
He also was preceded in death by three sisters.
Bubba worked for Humble Oil Co. for 30 years, was an independent landman
for many years and was also in the retail business with Gayle's Clothing
Bubba Gayle lived a very active life being a loyal husband, a loving
family man, enjoying his many friends. He was an elder and Sunday school
teacher at the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the St. Luke United
Methodist Sunday School Class (CIAHU), a member of the Concho West Texas
Exxon Annuitant's Club and La Paloma Dance Club. Sports being a large part
of his life, he was an outstanding baseball player, who even played semipro
baseball in Midland. He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown.
His legacy continues through his eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Bubba Gayle's children express their heartfelt thanks to Mary for the
untiring loving care she gave to their father.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 30, in Lawnhaven
Memorial Gardens, followed by the celebration of his life at 11 a.m. at
St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lynn Young officiating.
Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
ROSALINDA G. MIJARES
Rosalinda G. Mijares, 49, of San Angelo died Wednesday, April 28, 1999.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, in Johnson's Funeral Home
Chapel. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at St. Joseph Catholic
Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Mijares was born July 27, 1949, in San Angelo. She worked for
Rosalinda started with GTE in May 1970 as a records and report clerk
in Central Files. From there, she went on to become a general clerk in
CPR Accounting. Then, in May 1972, she became a CTI clerk in the San Angelo
CTI Department. After a three-year break to care for her family, Rosalinda
returned to GTE in July 1976 as an office clerk in the Records Center,
eventually becoming an R&R clerk in the same department. She then moved
on to the Network COE Construction Department as a general clerk, then
becoming the department's administrative clerk in December 1979. After
only six months in that position, Rosalinda became the Operations Center
administrative assistant. Then, in April 1984, Rosalinda became a customer-service
representative for the National Equal Access Center within GTE. Following
that assignment, she spent nine years as a business account representative
in the NASSC Department, followed by her present position as an access
ordering representative in the Wireless/Wholesale Markets Department.
She was preceded in death by her father, Arthuro Garcia; and grandparents,
Jose and Ysabel Sanchez.
Survivors include two sons, Charlie Mijares III and fiancee, Carrie
Bautista, and Gregg Mijares, all of San Angelo; her mother, Amelia S. Aguirre
and husband, Marcelino Aguirre, of San Antonio; stepmother, Consuelo Garcia
of San Antonio; 10 brothers and sisters-in-law, Marcelino and Ruby Aguirre,
Armando S. and Estella Aguirre, Esteban S. and Julia Aguirre, Robert S.
and Emmie Aguirre, David S. Aguirre, Michael S. and Mary Aguirre, Joel
S. and Geraldine Aguirre, Arthuro Garcia Jr., Roger and Maria Garcia and
Ricardo and Yvette Garcia, all of San Antonio; three sisters and brothers-in-law,
Sylvia A. and Jesse Acevedo, Belen A. and Juan Garcia and Lydia Linda Garcia,
all of San Antonio; three uncles and their wives, Jesse C. and Anita Sanchez,
Alfred and Julia Garcia and Isidro and Rosa Garcia, all of San Antonio;
three aunts, Consuelo Escobar and husband, Theodore, of Bakersfield, Calif.,
and Esther Garza and Celia Garza, both of San Antonio; godparents, Ramiro
and Frances Cerda of San Angelo; 32 special nieces and nephews; and a goddaughter
and family, Letty and Willie Ruiz and Michael, Marcus, William and Michelle.
Pallbearers will be Steven Aguirre, Johnny Trevino, Ricky Dela Cruz,
Norman Cerda, Adam Aguirre and Anthony Dela Cruz. Honorary pallbearers
will be Ramiro Cerda, Armando Trevino, David Trevino, Frank Urista, W.R.
Martin, Willie Ruiz, Laco Herrera, Abraham Cardenas, Robert Chappa and
Beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, godmother and best
friend, you will be missed dearly and your precious smile, laughter and
your warm touch that you gave to each and everyone. You are in a special
and peaceful place now with Jesus. Although you are gone, you always will
The Home Above
We feel so sad when those we love
Are called to live in "The Home Above"-
But they have but gone to prepare the way
And we'll meet them again some happy day-
For God has told us that nothing can sever
A life He created to live on forever-
So let God's promise soften our sorrow
and give us new strength for a brighter tomorrow.
Randy Tonn, 43, of San Angelo died Thursday, April 29, 1999, in a local
Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel
with Arnold Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabernacle officiating. Graveside service
will be at 3 p.m. in Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.
He was born Dec. 17, 1955, in Big Spring and had been a resident of
San Angelo for 10 years. He was a salesman for Austin Pump Co. and a member
of Edmund Boulevard Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Tonn of San Angelo; a son, Seth Tonn
of San Angelo; his parents, C.A. and Jean Tonn of Big Spring; a brother,
Jack Tonn of Big Spring; and two sisters, Sandy Wegman of Big Spring and
Tammie Walker of Fort Worth.
Ismael B. Chavez, 76, of San Angelo died Friday, April 30, 1999, at
his residence. Services are pending at Robert Massie Funeral Home.
PECOS - Ruthe S. Sherrill, 72, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at her
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church with
burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born March 3, 1927, in Archer City and had been a longtime
resident of Pecos. She was a secretary and office manager and a Presbyterian.
Survivors include two daughters, Kim Stubblefield and Kery Stubblefield,
both of Wink; and one son, Clayton "Clay" Stubblefield of Denison.
LAMPASAS - Cortess Edward Gossett, 78, of Lampasas and Lometa died
Thursday, April 29, 1999, in a Temple hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Sheppard Memorial Funeral Home
Chapel of Memories with burial in Richland Springs Cemetery in Richland
He was born July 17, 1920, in Antlers, Okla. He worked in civil service
and was a rancher and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Gossett of Lometa; and a daughter,
Colleen Conine of Divide, Colo.
SAN SABA - Boots B. Casey, 81, of San Saba died Thursday, April 29,
1999, in Brownwood.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Eunice Cemetery in Eunice,
N.M. Arrangements are by Howell-Doran Funeral home.
She was born July 17, 1917, in Caldwell and had been a resident of
San Saba County since 1980. She was a nurse's aide for home health and
was a Jehovah's Witness.
Survivors include her son, Roland Cobb of Odessa; a daughter, Yvonne
Shallenberger of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Lavell Carrigan of San Angelo;
five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
FORT STOCKTON - Joseph Delton Campbell, 82, of Fort Stockton died Thursday,
April 29, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Northside Baptist Church with
burial in East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Fort Stockton Funeral
He was born Sept. 11, 1916, in Stephenville and had been a resident
of Fort Stockton since 1932 coming from Crane. He was an owner/operator
for Spanish Trail Lodge and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Campbell of Fort Stockton; two
sons, Joe Del Campbell of Burton and Lance Marshall Campbell of Fort Stockton;
a daughter, Rose Marie Lloyd of Fort Stockton; a sister, Martha Brazell
of Odessa; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
BIG SPRING - Omar Linol Cashion, 73, died Thursday, April 29, 1999,
in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Dunklin County, Mo. He was an Army veteran
of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member
of the Salem Baptist Church and the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Holley Cashion of Big Spring; two
daughters, LaDonna Cossey of Jackson, Mo., and Jan Jackson of Arlington;
three sons, Wiley Gene Holley of Wolfe City, Glen A. Holley of Snyder and
Gary R. Holley of Terrell; a sister, Doris Hanners of Hobbs, N.M.; nine
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
BIG SPRING - Mauguarette Bryant, 81, of Lamesa and formerly of Big
Spring, died Friday, April 30, 1999, in a Lamesa nursing home.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Jasper County and had been a resident
of Big Spring since 1930. She retired from Malone-Hogan Hospital and was
a member of the College Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Don Bryant of Lamesa; three grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
MASON - Howard Smith, 79, of Llano died Thursday, April 29, 1999, in
a Llano hospital.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Gooch Cemetery. Arrangements
are by Mason Funeral Home.
He was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Streeter and had been a resident of Llano
since 1985. He was a mechanic.
Survivors include a son, Gary Smith of Llano; two stepdaughters, Pat
Ballard of Burnet and Sandra Blanton of Ormayor; a brother, Bill Smith
of Arizona; a sister, Viola Sorenson of Hutto; four step-grandchildren;
and three step-great-grandchildren.
MENARD - Willie Lee "Billie" Johnson, 78, of Menard died Friday, April
30, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel
with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Cisco and had been a resident of Menard
since 1935 coming from Abilene. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, LaVerne Miller of Menard; two nephews,
Clayton Miller Jr. of San Angelo and Harold Gene Miller of Amarillo; two
nieces, Katharine Richardson of Hastings, Mich., and Carlita Keiser of
Menard; and several great-nieces, great-nephews; great-grandnieces and
JERRY DON HOLLAND
Jerry Don Holland, 63, of San Angelo passed away Friday, April 30,
1999, at his residence.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in Belvedere Memorial
Park with Roger Henderson officiating. Arrangements are by Robert Massie
Jerry was born Feb. 26, 1936, in Nolan County and was a longtime resident
of San Angelo. He was an U.S. Army veteran and an oilfield worker.
He is survived by three sisters, Iwana Gilson and Jo Henderson, both
of San Angelo, and Judy Ritter of New Braunfels; a brother, Ray Holland
of Odessa and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Hospice of
San Angelo personnel and special caregiver Cecil Cross.
OTIS DEL McALLISTER
Otis Del "O.D." McAllister, 73, of San Angelo went to be with his savior,
Thursday, April 29, 1999, at his home.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in Johnson's Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Bailey of Forest Park Baptist Church officiating.
Graveside service will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Ballinger.
Mr. McAllister was born Dec. 8, 1925, in San Saba County. He provided
for his wife and family doing ranch work, buying and selling stock and
O.D. McAllister was a veteran of World War II. He served his country
under General Douglas MacArthur in Japan.
He was preceded in death by his father, L.F. McAllister; mother, Nora
Ann "McAllister" Singleton and brothers, Clifford J. McAllister, Troy L.
McAllister and Willard C. McAllister.
He leaves behind his wife, Ruthellen, of 49 years and 10 months. He
also leaves behind three sons and daughter-in-law, Del McAllister of San
Angelo, David and Kandi McAllister of Fort Davis and Randy McAllister of
San Angelo; he also leaves two daughters and sons-in-law, Jacky and Jane
Hill of Pflugerville and Robert and Vicki Boyd of Water Valley. Otis also
leaves behind his pride and joy, grandchildren, Randall and Amanda McAllister
of San Angelo, Amber McAllister of San Angelo, Preston McAllister of Bandera,
Ryan and Heather Silfies of Antioch, Calif., Shana McAllister of Tyler,
Lee and Misty Thompson of Minot, N.D., Lisa Ellen Ethridge of Pflugerville,
Whitney Ethridge of Pflugerville, Jaxon Barrett Hill of Pflugerville, Jason
Hill of Lubbock, Jason and Ressa Burns of San Angelo, Sarah Jane McAllister
of San Angelo, Katie McAllister of San Angelo, Richard and Ronda "Pierson"
Ribiero of Germany, Clay Edward Boyd of Water Valley, Chris and Christine
Blair of Augusta, Ga.; his beautiful great-grandchildren, Mally Burns and
Tanner Burns, both of San Angelo, Hagen McAllister of Bandera, Krysten
Thompson of Minot, Lynze Silfies of Antioch, Kalen Blair of Augusta, and
two more loved greatgrandchildren on the way. He also leaves behind one
brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Rosemary McAllister of Tacoma, Wash.;
loving sister and brother-in-law, Morris and Ola Mae Haile of San Angelo
and sister, Leona Singleton of Brownwood; a very special nephew and wife,
H.S. and Jerry Haile of San Angelo; and he leaves behind many loved nieces
and nephews and friends.
Otis and family express their deep heartfelt gratitude to Family Hospice
and the Rev. Don Bailey.
Donations are to be made to Family Hospice.
Pallbearers will be Michael Haile of Austin, Jeff Haile of Midland,
Billy Trull of Pecos, Lou Tambasco of San Angelo, Tom Ethridge of San Angelo
and Ray Huntsucker of Sterling City.
Although you are in a peaceful place with Jesus, your laughter, vibrant
personality, all the special memories you have given to your wife, children
and grandchildren will always be remembered. Dad, you and our mother were
the best parents anyone could ever ask for. It all shines through in your
extended family. May the circle of love you have given continue through
all of us.
We love you.
Oh, Lord, I've never lived where churches grow;
I've loved creation better as it stood
That day You finished it so long ago,
And looked upon Your work and called it good.
Just let me live my life as I've begun!
And give me work that's open to the sky;
Make me a partner of the wind and sun,
And I won't ask a life that's soft and high.
Make me as big and open as the plains,
As honest as the horse between my knees,
Clean as the wind that blows behind the rains,
Free as the hawk that circles down the breeze.
Just keep an eye on all that's done and said;
Just right me sometime when I turn aside,
And guide me on the long dim trail ahead
That stretches upward toward the Great Divide.
- Author Unknown