COLEMAN - Roy Burfield, 61, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in a local
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.
SAN SABA - Ozie Brisco, 76, of San Saba died Tuesday, May 11, 1999,
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.
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.
KERMIT - Gary Haynes, 50, of Wink died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in an
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
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
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
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.
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
There is a bridge of memories
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
Duwain was greatly loved by his family and will be deeply missed.
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
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
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
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 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
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, 81, died Friday, May 14, 1999, in a local hospital.
Services are pending at Starks Funeral Home.
KERRVILLE - Bill Williams, 79, died Friday, May 14, 1999, in a local
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
BIG SPRING - Cora J. Rex, 83, died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in a local
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.
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.
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.
COLEMAN - Elizabeth Dee "Liz" Garza, 39, of Coleman died Friday, May
14, 1999, at an Abilene hospital. Services are pending at Stevens Funeral
Virginia Moore, 58, of Big Lake died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at her
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
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