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Robert Knox
Robert L. Knox, 81, of San Angelo died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Santa Anna Cemetery in Santa Anna.
He was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Trickham and had lived in San Angelo since 1950. He was a retired truck driver for W.C. Briley.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Knox of San Angelo; three daughters, Glenda S. Stanford, Janice L. Knox and Donna K. Knox, all of San Angelo; one grandson; and two nephews.

Ernest Lindsey
CRANE - Ernest Lee "Abie" Lindsey, 71, died Sunday, May 9, 1999.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today at Vine Baptist Church in Odessa with graveside service in McCamey. Arrangements are by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 29, 1927, in McCamey and was a longtime resident of Odessa. He was a retired electronics technician and a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Shetheila McCarty of Odessa; seven sons, Jerry Lindsey and David Lindsey, both of Odessa, Zearl "Buster" Lindsey of Sanger, Dean Lindsey, Clay Lindsey and Temple Lindsey, all of Arlington, and Neal Lindsey of Alvarado; a stepson, Jon Anderson of Odessa; a brother, Tom Lindsey of Wickett; 21 grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren.

Norilla Littleton
ALPINE - Norilla Bishop Littleton, 93, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in an Alpine hospital.
Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Eastern Star graveside service in Marfa Cemetery. Arrangements are by Geeslin Funeral Home.
She was born May 30, 1905, in Shafter and had lived in Alpine since 1926. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star 132 and the First Baptist Church. She owned Norilla's Gift Shop and retired as postmistress of the Sul Ross Post Office.
Survivors include nieces, Dr. Jamie Dollahite of Ithaca, N.Y., Alice Jane Dollahite Hustins of Bedford, Nova Scotia, and Faye Bowman Yarbrough of Alpine; a nephew, Jack Bowman of San Antonio; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great-nephews.

Ruby Ashbrook
KERRVILLE - Ruby Lee Ashbrook, 91, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grimes Funeral Chapels with burial in Garden of Memories.
She was born July 31, 1907, in Bug Tussle and was a longtime resident of Kerrville. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Sherrie Purvis of Katy; and one grandchild, Jay Welch of Las Vegas.

Alletta Reeves
KERRVILLE - Alletta Reeves, 74, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grimes Funeral Chapels with burial in Center Point Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Kerr County. She was a retired accountant, having worked for Mooney Aircraft for 20 years and Horseshoe Bay for 10 years. She was a Methodist.
Survivors include her husband, Orbrie Reeves of Kerrville; three daughters, Lorain Ellison and Clarabelle Ruff-Weimer, both of Kerrville, and Caroline Simons of San Antonio; a son, Clint Reeves of Kerrville; a brother, George Holekamp of Kerrville; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Andy McCarrell
COLEMAN - Andy Jasper McCarrell, 90, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Walker Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rockwood Cemetery.
He was born April 8, 1909, in Rockwood. He was an auto mechanic and had worked for General Dynamics, retiring in 1971. He was a member of Rockwood Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Alta Hastie of Las Cruces, N.M., and Katherine Cadd of Ontario, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Susie Nipp of California and Brenda Harris of Tye; a son, Bob McCarrell of Lampasas; two stepsons, Tommy Bernard of Irving and Richard Bernard of Abilene; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Calvin Hyles
EDEN - Calvin Lee Hyles, 57, of Eden died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a Kerrville hospital.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today in Eden Cemetery. Arrangements are by Eden Funeral Home.
He was a truck driver and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Clark-Hyles, and a son, Steven Hyles, both of Eden; three daughters, Patty Pfluger of Eden, and Telitha Hyles and Rene East, both of Hico; a stepdaughter, Missy Malone of Devine; his mother, Dean Hyles of Eden; and 14 grandchildren.

Robert Lindley
STANTON - Robert Martin Lindley, 75, of Midland died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Midland.
Graveside service was Monday in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements were by Gilbreath Funeral Home.
He was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Runnels County and had lived in Midland since 1981. He was in television and radio industries management for 40 years and worked at the Petroleum Club of Midland before retiring. He was a member of University Baptist Church in Odessa.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy Craig of Odessa; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Salome Munoz Jr.
PECOS - Salome Munoz Jr., 57, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
He was born May 4, 1942, in Marfa and was a lifetime resident of Pecos. He was a retired driller from Pennzoil Sulfur Co. and was a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Polly Munoz of Pecos; a son, Thomas Munoz of Pecos; two daughters, Gloria Tarango of Pecos and Melissa Valles of Odessa; his mother, Tomasa T. DeLa-o of Monahans; two sisters, Ageda Nunez of Pecos and Mercedes Anaya of Odessa; one grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

William Preslar
CRANE - William C. "Bill" Preslar, 91, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with burial in Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 7, 1908, in Taylor County and had lived in Crane for 63 years. He had worked for Gulf Oil Co. as a lease operator and had owned and operated the Drillers Club. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Preslar of Crane; two sons, Billy Carroll Preslar of San Ramon, Calif., and Jim Preslar of Crane; two brothers, L.W. Preslar of Crane and H.V. Preslar of North Richland Hills; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Robert Brookshire
SWEETWATER - Robert Charles Brookshire, 69, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in McCoy Chapel of Memories with military and Masonic graveside services in Garden of Memories.
He was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Sweetwater and returned to Sweetwater in 1978 after retiring from the Air Force with 26 years of service. He was a Mason and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Joy Brookshire of Sweetwater; two sons, Daniel A. Brookshire of Austin and Michael J. Brookshire of Lake Sweetwater; and a daughter, Linda Joy Carson of Sweetwater.

Odessa Morton
SWEETWATER - Odessa Josephine Morton, 82, died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in McCoy Chapel of Memories with burial in Garden of Memories.
She was born July 7, 1916, in Greenville and had lived in Sweetwater since 1947. She was a homemaker and a member of Lamar Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Albert Morton of Sweetwater; a son, Jerry Morton of Little River; a sister, Eula Mae Corley of Sweetwater; and three grandchildren.

L.D. Byrd
ROBERT LEE - L.D. Byrd, 77, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a local care center.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pecan Baptist Church with burial in Robert Lee Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.
He was born July 17, 1921, in Rotan and had lived in Robert Lee since 1984, moving from Odessa. He was a member of Pecan Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Byrd; five children, L.D. Byrd Jr. and Barbara Clave, both of Robert Lee, Carl Byrd of Edgewood, Becky Barberousse of Jinks, Okla., and Beth Latham of Odessa; a brother, Walter Lee Byrd of Rotan; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Ernesto Rivera
MARFA - Ernesto Magallanes Rivera, 84, of Eldorado died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Fort Davis. Arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home.
He was born June 21, 1914, in Marfa and was a longtime resident of Fort Davis before moving to Eldorado. He retired from the Texas Department of Transportation in 1976 after 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fort Davis.
Survivors include two sons, Ernesto Rivera Jr. of Mesa, Ariz., and Ruben Rivera of Uvalde; a daughter, Annie Lou Arispe of Eldorado; two sisters, Consuelo Rivera of Marfa and Esperanza McDonald of Lordsburg, N.M.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Alicia Carrasco
FORT STOCKTON - Alicia F. Carrasco, 62, of Fort Stockton died Monday, May 10, 1999, in an Odessa hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 23, 1936, in Presidio and had lived in Fort Stockton since 1952. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Carrasco of Fort Stockton; four sons, Richard Carrasco and Oscar Carrasco, both of Odessa, Angel Carrasco of Midland and Tony Carrasco of Fort Stockton; four daughters, Mary Lou Benavides, Norma Rojas and Elva Gutierrez, all of Fort Stockton, and Olga Carrillo of Midland; three brothers, Joe Ybarra and Trinadad Ybarra, both of Fort Stockton, and Felipe Ybarra of Lubbock; two sisters, Maria Holguin of Crane and Petra Dominguez of Fort Stockton; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Billie Merrill
BIG SPRING - Billie Merrill, 76, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Howard County.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Pearson of Big Spring; a son, James Merrill of Clarkston, Wash.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Don Smith
OZONA - Don Smith, 64, of Ozona died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital. Services are pending at Preddy Funeral Home.

Renzie Moore
JUNCTION - Renzie Moore, 82, of Junction died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a local nursing home. Services are pending at Aubrey Fife Funerals.

Burlon Williams
BIG SPRING - Burlon H. Williams, 86, died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

R.P. Nicholson
BIG SPRING - R.P. Nicholson, 76, of Big Spring died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a Midland hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith 

JAMES H. `JAY' EDMONDSON
SONORA - James H. "Jay" Edmondson, 57, of Sonora died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the Sonora Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kerbow Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Wedowee, Ala. He moved to Arizona in 1959 and married Judy Summers in 1960. He was a furniture upholsterer for 21 years and then moved to Sonora and was a truck driver and truck pusher for Pool Well Service. He was injured in an oil-field accident on May 9, 1983, and never recovered from it.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Edmondson of Sonora; sons, James E. Edmondson and wife, Tibba, and their children, Allyse and Tyler of Sonora, Joseph Edmondson of Sonora, and Jonathan L. Edmondson and wife, Karen, and their children, Kristina, Josh, Kasey and Kendall, all of Sterling City; his mother, Mary Jo Edmondson of Alabama; two sisters, Sarah Louise Houwse and Mary Edmondson, both of Alabama; and two brothers, Thomas and Gene Edmondson, both of Arizona.
The Edmondson family would like to thank Dr. Pajestka and all of the nurses at the Hudspeth Hospital and Nursing Home for the care they have given Jay all these years.

PAULA VERNE WORD
Paula Verne Word passed away at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Junction. She was doing what she loved doing, riding her Harley with family and friends.
Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chris Seidlitz presiding. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Paula was born to Paul and Joyce Duren on Jan. 28, 1954, in Carlsbad, N.M., and moved with her parents in 1971 to San Angelo, where she attended Lake View High School. She married Carl Word on April 8, 1973. Paula was employed at GTE for 23 years.
Paula is survived by her husband and her two sons, Cory Daniel Word and Christopher Dale Word of the home; and her parents. She also is survived by aunts and a multitude of cousins whom she loved as brothers and sisters.
Paula was a loving wife, mother and daughter. She was a headstrong person who loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved her husband and two sons very much, her dog, Harley, and a pet lizard, Auggie.
Pallbearers will be Mike McKrae, Kevin Barron, Allen Wilcox, Al Torres, Mike Jones, Dickie Fielder, Quin Bannister and Donald Ray Baker. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Musser, T.J. Stewart, Emerson Herridge, John Harper, Jerome Abrego, Ben Farley, Matt Rauterkus and Forrest Breeden.

JANET E. MERWIN
Janet E. Merwin, 54, of Eldorado died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in Shannon Medical Center.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Johnson's Funeral Home with Roger Roenfeldt officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Janet was born July 3, 1944, to Fred and Hazel Seaton in Bernardino, Calif. They preceded her in death. She married Jerry Merwin in 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of the Agape Church in Eldorado.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Toby Lee Gunn, in 1984.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Merwin of Eldorado; two daughters, Rhonda Kay Stewart of San Angelo and Sonya Sue Whidden of Eldorado; one granddaughter, Valenie Shay Stewart of Houston; and two brothers, Joe W. Seaton of Marathon and Tommy L. Seaton of Eldorado.

J.R. KNIERIM
J.R. Knierim, 85, of San Angelo passed away Sunday, May 9, 1999, at home. Hospice of San Angelo provided loving care during his last illness.
J.R. was born Sept. 3, 1913, to Robert and Minnie Knierim of Bronte. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. After the war, he moved to San Angelo and worked at Goodyear Proving Grounds for 33 years until his first retirement. Not one to remain still long, he worked for Jim Bass Ford until 1998. He savored the stories, jokes and friendship that he shared with so many.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Melva, of the home and his daughter, Mardee Lyons and husband, Leslie, of San Angelo. His three grandchildren include Louis Lyons and wife, Rosemarie, of Arlington, Lynn Lyons and wife, Amy, of Wilton Manor, Fla., and Misty Lyons of Denton.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 13, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Lynn Young will officiate. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

ROBERTO ARAMBULA
Roberto Arambula, 45, of San Angelo died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary was said Monday, May 10, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Terry Brenon officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. Arambula was born June 25, 1953, in San Angelo. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a construction worker.
Survivors include his wife, Oralia Arambula, his mother, Simona Arambula, two sons, Julian and Robert Armabula, and one daughter, Marina Arambula, all of San Angelo; six brothers, Jose Arambula of California, Sam, Augustine, Juan and Daniel Arambula, all of San Angelo, and Richard Armabula of Garland; and two sisters, Celia Ascencion of Fort Worth and Adelina Kihntopf of San Antonio.

EDWARD L. BISHOP III
Edward L. Bishop III, 46, of San Angelo died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in a San Antonio hospital.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday night, May 12, at Johnson's Funeral Home.
Military graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 13, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jeff Lynn of PaulAnn Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Mr. Bishop was born July 4, 1952, in Bristow, Okla. He was retired from the Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Bishop of San Angelo; one daughter, Stephanie Bishop of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, Steven Bishop; his mother, Lee Bishop of Bristow; two brothers, Michael Lawrence Bishop of Bristow and Daniel Lee Bishop of Columbia, Mo.; one sister, Pam Schook of Washington, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.

Duaine Bolf
Duaine Bolf, 55, of Oklahoma City died Monday, May 10, 1999, at his residence. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home. 

Leslie Cope
Leslie G. Cope, 67, of Carlsbad, Texas, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 3 p.m. today in the All Faith Chapel in Carlsbad with Gil Nemeth officiating. Burial will be in the All Faith Cemetery. Arrangements are by Gutierrez Funeral Chapels.
He was born March 19, 1932, in Corpus Christi.
Survivors include a brother, Robert Cope of Plano; and several nieces and nephews. 

Bobby Ewell
Bobby W. Ewell, 60, of San Angelo died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
He was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Big Spring. He was an Air Force veteran and was retired from Merchant Motor Lines.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Ewell of San Angelo; two sons, Lawrence Ewell of San Angelo and Lelan Ewell of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Debora Love of San Angelo; his mother, Volena Ewell of Odessa; a sister, Billie Underwood of Odessa; and four grandchildren. 

J. Eldon Williams
J. Eldon Williams, 87, of San Angelo died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in a local nursing care center.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with Masonic graveside service to follow at 11:15 a.m. in Miles Cemetery in Miles.
He was born April 29, 1912, in Miles. He was a farmer and a member of Glen Meadows Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, John Williams of Sterling City and Charles Williams of Harriett; one daughter, Juanita Hale of San Angelo; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one niece and one nephew. 

Elmer Stone
SWEETWATER - Elmer B. Stone, 95, died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sweetwater Cemetery.
He was born July 2, 1903, in Grandview. He was a farmer and a truck driver.
Survivors include a sister, Jewel Campbell, and a sister-in-law, Zadie Stone, both of Sweetwater; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Sharon Hart and Clovis Campbell, both of Sweetwater. 

Billie Tyson
GOLDTHWAITE - Billie Wayne Tyson, 58, of Tom Bean died Friday, May 7, 1999, in Fort Worth.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.
He was born July 23, 1940, in Goldthwaite. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include three sons, Billy Tyson of Anna, Ill., John Tyson of Abilene and Charles Tyson of Oakhill, Fla.; a sister, Clara Tyler of Sweetwater; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Ethel Simmons
BIG SPRING - Ethel Simmons, 92, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service was Tuesday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born March 6, 1907, in Aberdeen, Miss., and had lived in Big Spring since 1929. She was a sales clerk and a member of College Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Findley of Big Spring and Eva Sue Anderson of Temecula, Calif.; two sons, Charles Simmons of Rose Bud, Ark., and Randall Simmons of Jacksonville, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. 

Don Smith
OZONA - Don Smith, 64, of Ozona died Sunday, May 9, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. today in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Preddy Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 13, 1935, in El Reno, Okla. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Ana Smith of Ozona; a son, Ronnie Smith of Ozona; a sister, Edith, of El Reno; a brother, Ralph Smith of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two grandchildren. 

Helen Mills
BROWNWOOD - Helen Spain Mills, 88, died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Greenleaf Cemetery. Arrangements are by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
She was born July 31, 1910, in Brownwood and was a longtime resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Tommie J. Mills of Snyder; two sisters, Mary Kathrine Wilhelm and Tommie Ford, both of San Angelo; and three grandchildren. 

Clarence Shaffer
WINTERS - Clarence Willie Shaffer, 89, of Alameda, Calif., died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Oakdale, Calif.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Southside Baptist Church with burial in Bluff Creek Cemetery in South Taylor County. Arrangements are by Winters Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 22, 1909, in Moro. An Army veteran, he was a real-estate salesman and a member of the First Baptist Church of Alameda.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise Grissom Shaffer of Alameda; a son, Darell Shaffer, of Mankato, Minn.; a daughter, Darlene Shaffer of Alameda; a sister, Lola James of Winters; and six grandchildren. 

Lola Moebes
BRADY - Lola Sims Moebes, 95, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, Okla. Arrangements are by Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home.
She was born April 22, 1904, in McCulloch County, had been a resident of Brady since 1995, and had lived in San Angelo for several years after moving from Oklahoma. She was a schoolteacher, retiring in 1967 after 45 years of teaching. She was a member of Claremore First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Norma Chevrier of Tulsa, Okla.; a stepson, Clyde Conner of Palo Alto, Calif.; numerous grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Bessie Pierce
MENARD - Bessie M. Pierce, 87, of Menard died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 12, 1912, in San Angelo and was a lifetime resident of Menard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include five sons, Bill Pierce of San Angelo, John Pierce of Menard, Norman Pierce of Arlington, Leonard Pierce of Sudan and Ches Pierce of Kansas; and 10 grandchildren. 

Ella Jeske
GOLDTHWAITE - Ella Mae Jeske, 70, of Priddy died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a Waco hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Priddy with burial in Zion Cemetery. Arrangements are by Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.
She was born Nov. 1, 1928, in Pottsville. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Abdou of Priddy and Tracey Jeske of Hewitt; a son, Carl William Jeske of Austin; her mother, Eda Reinert of Priddy; two brothers, William Reinert of Midland and Wayne Reinert of Weatherford; three grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews. 

Cleone Kuykendall
SAN SABA - Cleone Kuykendall, 94, of Brownwood died Monday, May 10, 1999, in Brownwood.
Service will be at 3 p.m. today in Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Wallace Creek Cemetery.
She was born June 10, 1904, in the Wallace Creek community. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include a niece, Johnnie Adams of Moline; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. 

Oscar Freeman
GARLAND - Oscar Freeman, 82, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Eola Cemetery in Eola. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Directors.
He was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Paschke and had lived in Garland since 1961. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a salesman for Republic Water Heaters for 25 years and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Freeman of Garland; two sons, Stephen Michael Freeman of Orange and Gary Lee Freeman of Cash; a sister, Edith Phillips of Rockwall; and six grandchildren. 

Richard Woodrow
SAN SABA - Richard Terrell ``Woody'' Woodrow, 72, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at his residence.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wingate Cemetery. Arrangements are by Howell-Doran Funeral Home and Winters Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Winters and had lived in San Saba County since 1985. An Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from Shell Pipeline after 41 years of service. He was a farmer and rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Francesle Woodrow of San Saba; his mother, Stella Woodrow of San Angelo; three daughters, Chana Lee Woodrow and Danna Sue Woodrow, both of San Angelo, and Carla Ann Kennison of Houston; a sister, Peggy Bryant of San Angelo; and two granddaughters. 

Mildred Willard
KERRVILLE - Mildred W. Willard, 83, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Grimes Funeral Chapels. 

EDWARD L. BISHOP III
Edward L. Bishop III, 46, of San Angelo died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in a San Antonio hospital.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday night, May 12, at Johnson's Funeral Home.
Military graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 13, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jeff Lynn of PaulAnn Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Mr. Bishop was born July 4, 1952, in Bristow, Okla. He was retired from the Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Bishop of San Angelo; one daughter, Stephanie Bishop of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, Steven Bishop; his mother, Lee Bishop of Bristow; his father, Edward L. Bishop Jr. of Bishop; two brothers, Michael Lawrence Bishop of Bristow and Daniel Lee Bishop of Columbia, Mo.; one sister, Pam Schook of Washington, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. 

J.R. KNIERIM
J.R. Knierim, 85, of San Angelo passed away Sunday, May 9, 1999, at home. Hospice of San Angelo provided loving care during his last illness.
J.R. was born Sept. 3, 1913, to Robert and Minnie Knierim of Bronte. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. After the war, he moved to San Angelo and worked at Goodyear Proving Grounds for 33 years until his first retirement. Not one to remain still long, he worked for Jim Bass Ford until 1998. He savored the stories, jokes and friendship that he shared with so many.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Melva, of the home and his daughter, Mardee Lyons and husband, Leslie, of San Angelo. His three grandchildren include Louis Lyons and wife, Rosemarie, of Arlington, Lynn Lyons and wife, Amy, of Wilton Manor, Fla., and Misty Lyons of Denton.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 13, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Lynn Young will officiate. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. 

ROBERT L. KNOX
Robert L. ``Bob'' Knox, 81, of San Angelo died at 6:05 a.m. Sunday, May 9, 1999, in Shannon Medical Center.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Santa Anna Cemetery in Santa Anna. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Bob was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Trickham to Sid and Annie Knox. He married Lorene Gilbert on March 30, 1941, in Santa Anna. He had been a truck driver for more than 52 years, retiring in 1987 as a driver for W.C. Briley. He had lived in San Angelo since 1950.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene, of San Angelo; two daughters, Donna Kay Knox and Janice L. Knox of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Jesse E. Stanford of San Angelo; one grandson and his wife, Robert J. and Jo Fuller of Dallas; two nephews and their wives, Danny and Janis Knox of Plainview and Dan and Mona Gilbert of Granbury; and our special little ``Dandy.''
Pallbearers will be Jerry Guest, J.D. Constable, Donnie Gilbert, Roger Dale Gilbert and Kenneth Hemphill, all of San Angelo, and Danny Knox of Plainview.
The family wishes to extend its heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Roberta Hinshaw and the special nursing staff of the Shannon Skilled nursing unit. 

KENNETH ALLEN `BUDDY' REED
PORTLAND - Kenneth Allen ``Buddy'' Reed passed away Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at his home, ending a courageous battle with cancer.
Buddy was born Nov. 11, 1938, in Coke County. His 30-year career with Reynolds Metals Co. took him and his family to Venezuela, Portland, Ore., Nigeria, Africa and Portland. He retired from Reynolds in April 1999.
Buddy is survived by his loving wife, Eloise; and three children, Kenny Rex Reed of Ingleside, Penny (Gerry) Maingot and Dennis Lee Reed of Portland; and two grandsons, Andrew and Alex Maingot of Portland. Other survivors include his brother, Richard W. (Carol) Reed of Rociada, N.M.; his sister, Wilma (James) Carroll of Dallas; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Nita) Hester of San Angelo and Roy Max (Charlene) Hester of Abilene.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church with burial to follow in San Patricio Memorial Gardens. 

HELEN PATRICIA HAND
Helen Patricia Hand passed away Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Lake View Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Helen was born June 20, 1947, in Cowpens, S.C. She attended school at Columbia, S.C. She married Lawrence J. Hand on Sept. 28, 1974. He preceded her in death in 1997.
She was a volunteer at Head Start in Sumter, S.C. She participated in the theater and wrote beautiful passages of her life. Helen was also a volunteer for the Red Cross, traveling coast to coast raising more than $100,000. She worked very diligently against child abuse. She was employed at San Angelo Community Medical Center. At the time of her death, she was a student at Howard College, where she excelled academically. She was on the Dean's List, in Who's Who and treasurer of the Student Government Association.
Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Jones and husband, Mike, of San Angelo; one son, Clyde O'Neal Roland and wife, Candace, of Sumter; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Michael Mahaffey and Ted Mahaffey, both of Chesnee, S.C.
Pallbearers will be Michael Jones, Larry Key, John Jones, Clyde Roland, Steve Fuller and Joseph Roland.

I see the moon
The moon sees me
God bless the moon
God bless me. 

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