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Roy Burfield
COLEMAN - Roy Burfield, 61, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Coleman Cemetery Pavilion. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Trickham and was a longtime resident of Coleman. He was an Army veteran and a plumber.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Burfield of Coleman; two sons, Randy Burfield of Kennedale and Ronny Burfield of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two brothers, Clifton Burfield of Brownwood and Henry Odell Burfield of Coleman; a sister, Gertrude Winter of Brownwood; a grandson; and a great-grandson. 

Ozie Brisco
SAN SABA - Ozie Brisco, 76, of San Saba died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in Llano.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today in Crowell Cemetery in Crowell. Arrangements are by Howell-Doran Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Crowell. He was a butcher and a member of the Assembly of God.
He is survived by a brother, Homer Brisco, and a sister, Lela M. Whitney, both of San Saba; and several nieces and nephews. 

Janeen Wrede
KERRVILLE - Janeen Ione Wrede, 65, of Center Point died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, in a local hospital.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today in Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital Chapel. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
She was born June 9, 1933, in Rockford, Ill., and had lived in Center Point for six years.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Marie Esposito of Clearwater, Fla.; and a sister, Doreen Johnson of Lake Whales, Fla. 

Gary Haynes
KERMIT - Gary Haynes, 50, of Wink died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in an Odessa hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Church of God of Prophecy with burial in Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
He was born April 4, 1949, in Kermit and was a lifetime resident of Wink. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam War and a member of Kermit Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6284 and the Assembly of God.
Survivors include his father, Marshall Haynes of Wink; a son, Jonsey Brock Robinson of Austin; two daughters, Katrina Elizabeth Haynes King and Jenifer Anne Points, both of Austin; five brothers, Don Hawley of Fort Worth, Ed Wilcox of Cameron, Clifford Haynes of Wink, and J.R. Haynes and Jimmy Haynes, both of Jasper; two sisters, Sandra (Haynes) Mclver of Buffalo Gap and Carla (Haynes) Harper of Sonora; and his grandmother, Hazel Haynes of Snyder. 

Nelle Craig
KINGSLAND - Nelle Craig, 69, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, in Kingsland.
Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel with burial Saturday in Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet County.
She was born April 9, 1930, in Amarillo and had lived in Kingsland since 1994, moving from Farwell. She was a schoolteacher and a member of Hamlin Memorial United Methodist Church and Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam.
Survivors include her husband, James Craig of Kingsland; three daughters, Loyce Anne Mills of Big Spring, and Robyn Allice Palady and Jamye Lynn Craig, both of Gatesville; two sisters, Claryce Allen of Sun City West, Ariz., and Lois Newman of Levelland; two brothers, Merle Whitten of Sun City, Calif., and Lynn Whitten of Boulder, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Randall Roberts
MIDLAND - Randall Wayne Roberts, 41, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Christian Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born Feb. 11, 1958, in San Angelo and was a longtime resident of Midland. He was employed by Tierra Dry Wall Co. for 18 years.
Survivors include a brother, Richard Roberts of Big Spring; a sister, Brenda Sprague of Midland; an aunt and an uncle; and several nieces and nephews. 

Elois Parrish
WEATHERFORD - Elois Wright Parrish, 98, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in White Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with entombment in Hillcrest Mausoleum in Dallas.
She was born March 17, 1901, in Parker County and was a longtime resident of Plainview and San Angelo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Angelo.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Watts of New Boston; and several nieces and nephews. 

Mary Arispe
WINTERS - Mary Cortez Arispe, 68, of Abilene died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Winters Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel Catholic Church with burial in Northview Cemetery.
She was born July 29, 1930, in Winters and was a lifetime resident. She was a nurse working in Amarillo, Winters and Abilene at Hendrick Medical Center, retiring in 1992. She was a Catholic and a Cursillista.
Survivors include two sons, Elias Arispe Jr. and Lino Arispe, both of Abilene; three daughters, Carmen Balint of Hampton, Va., and Yolanda Jacques and Linda Piazza, both of Abilene; six brothers, Joe Cortez of Haskell, Jake Cortez and Fred Cortez, both of Winters, Herbert Cortez of Virginia Beach, Va., Ray Cortez of Abilene and Ernest Cortez of Bryan; a sister, Amada Cortez of Winters; 10 grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. 

DUWAIN JOHN BOLF
Duwain John Bolf, 56, passed away at his home in Oklahoma City on Monday, May 10, 1999.
Duwain was preceded in death by his mother and father, Agnes and Buck; three brothers, Alvin, Leroy and Bill; and one sister, Evelyn Yeager.
He was born Oct. 24, 1942, in San Angelo. He was enlisted as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division and served his country from 1961 to 1964.
Survivors include his four children, Paris and Travis, both of Arlington, Angie Blocker of Buffalo and Bonnie of Burleson; two brothers, Ray of San Angelo and Stanley of Mountain City; one sister, Peggy, of Mineral Wells; five grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Military graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. James Galloway-Edgar, pastor of Grape Creek United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. 
Duwain was greatly loved by his family and will be deeply missed.

There is a bridge of memories
From earth to heaven above.
It keeps our dear ones near us.
It's the bridge that we call Love. 

DAVID K. O'KEEFE
MIDLAND - David K. O'Keefe was born Sept. 25, 1916, in Brownwood to James and Annie Pearl (Williams) O'Keefe. Mr. O'Keefe was employed with the railroad as a locomotive engineer.
Two sons preceded Mr. O'Keefe in death, Jesse Howard O'Keefe, who died in infancy, and Gary Lee O'Keefe, age 19, in April 1965. He is survived by his wife, Billie O'Keefe of Sanderson; his sons, Larry O'Keefe and his wife, Donieta, of Brackettville and Lonnie O'Keefe of El Paso; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. O'Keefe died in a local hospital Tuesday, May 11, 1999.
Graveside service has been scheduled for 1 p.m. (MST) Saturday, April 15, in Restlawn Memorial Cemetery in El Paso under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be directed to a charity of one's choice. 

THOMAS PAYNE `T.P.' ROBINSON JR.
ELDORADO - Thomas Payne ``T.P.'' Robinson Jr., 72, of Stephenville and formerly of Eldorado, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in Benbrook.
Graveside service was Thursday, May 13, in Eldorado Cemetery. Arrangements were by Kerbow Funeral Home.
T.P. was born Oct. 20, 1926, in San Angelo, the son of Corrine and Thomas Payne Robinson. He graduated from Eldorado High School in 1943. He attended John Tarleton Agriculture College in Stephenville. In 1944, he enlisted in the Navy. After the service, he enrolled in Baylor University, where he earned both a bachelor's in business administration and jurist's and a doctor's degree in 1950.
T.P. ranched and practiced law in Eldorado, serving as county attorney for more than 30 years. After entering private business in Fort Worth, he retired to Stephenville.
Survivors include his wife, Olga; a sister, Frances Tracy of Oconomowoc, Wis.; daughters, Gail Robinson of Bastrop and Kathy Hillman and husband, John, of Waco and their children, Marshall, Michael and Holly Hillman, all of Waco; stepdaughters, Diana Moore and husband, Tom, and Joyce Cruz and husband, Rick, all of Fort Worth, and their children, Frank, Debbie, Sammy, Cindy and Miles; and four great-grandchildren.
Family requests memorials be made to Tarleton State University, Baylor University, the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice. 

ELLA MAE WARREN
ODESSA - Ella Mae Warren, 74, formerly of Odessa, left this world to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Bryan. She was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Sneedville, Tenn.
She was a member of Kingston Avenue Baptist Church in Odessa. Mrs. Warren was a retired bookkeeper for several oil-field companies around Odessa. She loved teaching God's word as she traveled around the country in her R.V.
In her last year with her beloved friend and traveling companion, Ed Hapman, Ella Mae traveled to scenic places before she became too sick to do so. Ed was by her side throughout her illness, and the family is deeply grateful.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, at the Harris Avenue Baptist Church in San Angelo. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, in the chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Survivors include daughter, Cynthia Wright of San Angelo; brother, Neal Fleenor and wife, Sue, of Odessa; sister, Nina Lucas of Brownstown, Ind.; brother-in-law, Bill Lagrone of Odessa; aunt, Laura Fleenor of Brownstown; Beloved Companion, Ed Hapman of Bryan; three grandchildren, Curtis, Jami and Casey; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends at GTE and in Ozark, Mo.
If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
After the service, family will be gathering at the home of Bill Lagrone, 3609 N. Tom Green. 

Mertis Evans
Mertis Luther Evans, 76, of San Angelo died Friday, May 14, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with Steve McLean of West Angelo Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
She was born May 26, 1922, in San Angelo and was a 50-year resident. She was a bookkeeper for Elliott Equipment and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Bryan L. Evans of Plano; three sisters, Pauline Barbee of San Angelo, Sybil Brown of Rankin and Florense Hoshall of Burtonsville, Md.; and one granddaughter.

Eleanor Kinney
Eleanor Kinney, 81, died Friday, May 14, 1999, in a local hospital. Services are pending at Starks Funeral Home.

Bill Williams
KERRVILLE - Bill Williams, 79, died Friday, May 14, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Overby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the IOOF Cemetery in Norman, Okla.
He was born June 11, 1919, in Durant, Okla., and had lived in Kerrville since 1982. An Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Disabled Veterans of America and the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian L. Williams of Kerrville; a daughter, Evelyn L. Weaver of Rocksprings; a sister, Marjorie Smith of Norman; three brothers, Jack Williams and Dale Williams, both of Norman, and Robert Williams of Seminole, Okla.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

W.J. Bryant
KERRVILLE - W.J. Bryant, 76, died Friday, May 14, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 11 a.m. today in Overby Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
He was born July 7, 1922, in Sea Drift and had lived in Kerrville since 1982. He was a member of Turtle Creek Community Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Bryant of Kerrville; four daughters, Athena Donald and Suzy Jarrett, both of Kerrville, Sherry Woods of Buda and Tami Doucet of Houston; three brothers, Frankie Bryant of Wadsworth, Clifford Bryant of Old Ocean and Elvin Bryant of Matagorda; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lee Armstrong
CRANE - Lee Armstrong, 68, of Phoenix died April 11, 1999, in Phoenix.
Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. today in Crane Cemetery. Arrangements are by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born July 31, 1930, in Oklahoma City and had lived in Phoenix since 1963. She was a retired Arizona state government employee.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Lee Awalt of Phoenix; two grandsons, Daniel Scott Friend and Brian Thomas Friend; and three great-grandchildren.

Sam White
FREDERICKSBURG - Sam Waite, 72, of Comfort died Monday, May 10, 1999, in a Kerrville hospital.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Comfort Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Schaetter Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Comfort. An Army veteran of World War II, he owned and operated a service station and was involved in real estate.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Quinn Waite of Comfort; three daughters, Patti Lynn Petty of Georgetown, Nancy Leigh St. Peter of Kopperl and Susan Renee King of Del Rio; his mother, Alma Waite of Comfort; a sister, Vada Mary Jessee of La Pryor; and nine grandchildren.

Wade Parkinson Sr.
ODESSA - Wade Parkinson Sr., 42, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kimble Bend Cemetery in Kopperl.
He was born March 26, 1957, in San Angelo and had lived in Ozona, moving to Odessa in 1967. He was a student at Odessa College and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and the Permian Basin Motorcycle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Parkinson, a son, Wade Parkinson Jr., and a daughter, Kaylynn Parkinson, all of Odessa; his parents, William and Margie Parkinson of San Angelo; four brothers, Charlie Leach of San Angelo, Luther Leach of South Carolina, Don Leach of Converse and William Parkinson Jr. of Chico; and four sisters, Fran Reid of Burleson, Dorothy Eudy of Cisco, Sue Leach of Odessa and Adaline Elrod of San Angelo.

Cora Rex
BIG SPRING - Cora J. Rex, 83, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Fluvanna Cemetery in Fluvanna. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born April 15, 1916, in Fluvanna and had lived in Abilene, moving to Big Spring in 1996. She had worked at Abilene State School and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Chick of Big Spring; a son, Harmon Rex of Odessa; two sisters, Merle Evans and Inez Beaver, both of Snyder; five grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren.

Aurora Ramirez
COLEMAN - Aurora Ramirez, 85, of Coleman died Friday, May 14, 1999, in a San Angelo hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Coleman Cemetery. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 25, 1914, in Coleman and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Reinaldo Ramirez, and two granddaughters, Rachel Ramirez and Becky Hernandez, all of San Angelo; two brothers, Lorenzo Ramirez of Coleman and Julio C. Ramirez of Sacramento, Calif; a greatgranddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ricki Cummings
WINTERS - Ricki Lynn Cummings, 47, of San Angelo died Friday, May 14, 1999, at his residence.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Winters Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 24, 1951, in San Angelo and had lived in Winters most of his life. He was an oilfield consultant and a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Wendi Cummings and Kimberli Cummings, both of San Angelo; and several cousins.

Elizabeth Garza
COLEMAN - Elizabeth Dee "Liz" Garza, 39, of Coleman died Friday, May 14, 1999, at an Abilene hospital. Services are pending at Stevens Funeral Home.

VIRGINIA MOORE
Virginia Moore, 58, of Big Lake died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at her residence.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake with the Rev. J.B. Bitner officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Moore was born May 30, 1941, in Jackson, Miss. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, John Moore of Big Lake; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Crystal Moore of Uvalde, Doug and Lynn Moore of Big Lake and Shawn and Kristy Moore of Sonora; eight grandchildren, Jamie, Hayley, Lauren, Darcy, Bubba, Timothy, Cierra and Colton; two brothers, Grady Paul Cooper of Baggs, Wyo., and Gary Hugh Cooper of Nogales, Ariz.; one sister, Katherine Parker Welch of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

SILAS MERCER TRIPLETT
Silas Mercer Triplett, 87, of San Angelo died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by James Murphy, Frank Berthold, Frank Daniels and Stanley Lockhart. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Silas was born Dec. 29, 1911, in Jackson County, Ala., to John and Johnnie (West) Triplett. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in Alabama in 1932. He graduated from David Lipscomb Jr. College in Tennessee in 1936 and from Abilene Christian College in 1938.
He married Joyce Hall Feb. 4, 1939, in Bangs. Silas was involved in insurance sales and the real estate business for many years and he was a lifelong, devoted Church of Christ minister.
Silas was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Taylor Triplett; and two sisters, Evon Thomas and Odessa Brown Clevenger.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Triplett of San Angelo; two sons, George Hall Triplett and John Triplett, both of San Angelo; two daughters, Phyllis Cheshier of Garland and Pam Gulick of Rogers; four grandsons, Ronald Gulick, David Gulick, Daniel Van Pelt and John Silas Triplett Jr.; eight granddaughters, Rachel Triplett, Virginia Triplett, Carey Cheshier Head, Angela Cheshier Odle, Jessica Gulick Alvarado, Rebecca Gulick, Sarah Gulick and Anna Triplett; six great-grandchildren, Darianne Alvarado, Ayla Alvarado, Noah Odle, Jesse Odle, Joshua Head and Dewey Donahue; two sisters, Estelle Cureton and Lena Lee Hawkins; a special friend, Jamie; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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