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Rusty Gibson
E.W. ``Rusty'' Gibson, 71, of San Angelo died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in a local hospital.
Masonic graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Ivy Cemetery. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
He was born March 1, 1928, in Rule and had lived in San Angelo for 14 years. He worked in the oil field and retired from Farmland Industries. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 1260.
Survivors include two daughters, Eldra R. Sanford of San Angelo and CeeCee Gibson of Smithville; a son, Lonnie Gibson of Abilene; a sister, Pat Daniels of Comanche; and two grandchildren.

Edward Moon
KERRVILLE - Edward Dean Moon, 80, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
He was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Loupe and had been a resident of Kerrville for 15 years. He was an Army veteran and a retired oil field pumper. He was a member of Southern Oaks Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Bowman of Kerrville; and two grandchildren.

Jack Jones Sr.
BIG SPRING - Jack Harold Jones Sr., 68, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Howard County and was a lifetime resident. A Marine veteran, he retired from the Big Spring Police Department and then owned the Big Spring Credit Bureau, retiring in 1988. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jones of Big Spring; a son, Jack Jones of Big Spring; a daughter, Sherri Perry of Big Spring; his mother, Alvenia Messimer of Big Spring; a sister, Melba Engdahl of Aurora, Colo.; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several aunts, nieces and nephews.

Cheryl Stansel
BIG SPRING - Cheryl Jean Stansel, 53, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Mount Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born April 7, 1946, and was a longtime resident of Big Spring. She had worked in real estate and was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Doyce Coyle of Big Spring; a daughter, Lana Dower Martinez of Big Spring; a brother, Bill Weaver of Kerrville; a sister, Norma Jo Brown of San Angelo; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Icey Weir
BIG SPRING - Icey Weir, 83, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 22, 1915, in Hall County and lived in Big Spring since 1975. She was a practical nurse and a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Walter Brumley of Big Spring and Davey Weir of Centerville, Va.; three daughters, Joyce Brumley of Big Spring, Maxine Stewart of Deming, N.M., and Diana Logan of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Christine McAfee of Andrews and Joyce McAfee of Odessa; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Mildred Cranford
MASON - Mildred Schuessler Cranford, 80, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Mason Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Gooch Cemetery.
She was born March 20, 1919, in Burleson County and had been a lifelong resident of Mason. She had worked in various jobs and was a homemaker and a Methodist.
Survivors include three daughters, Corilla ``Kay'' Leifeste of Llano, Linda McFarland of Mason and Cleo Cooper of Kerrville; a brother, Glen Bankston of Tow; two sisters, Wilma Griffith of Mason, Sue Larrimore of Canada; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

ELBERT DAVID HUNT
Elbert David Hunt, 85, of San Angelo died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Ramon of Beacon Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.
Elbert was born Sept. 20, 1913, in San Saba County. He married Beulah Lasater on Oct. 4, 1947, in Alamogordo, N.M. Mr. Hunt was with Hicks Rubber Co. from 1928 to 1934; owned and operated a service station from 1934 to 1953; and then was employed at SESCO and Sheen Electric. He was a member of Beacon Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Hunt of San Angelo; children, Elbert Donald Hunt of San Angelo, Paula Sue Bruton of Wasilla, Alaska, Wiley David Hunt of Nampa, Idaho, and Dale Thomas Hunt and Patty Lorena Tinney, both of Kerrville; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, J.B. Hunt and John Hunt, both of San Angelo, and Thurmon Hunt of Borger; and one sister, Nora Hasty of San Angelo.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family requests memorials to the Diabetes Foundation, American Cancer Society and Hospice of San Angelo.

TOMMY WAYNE CLIFTON
Tommy Wayne Clifton, 45, of Justin died Monday, May 31, 1999.
Service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Knickerbocker Cemetery.
Mr. Clifton was born July 30, 1953, in Jacksonville. He was a San Angelo resident from 1973 to 1996 and employed for GTE for 25 years. He was married to his wife, Jean, for 22 years, was in the Air Force for four years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Angelo.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Jean Clifton of Justin; two sons, Douglas Clifton of Denton and Chad Clifton of North Richland Hills; one daughter, Amy Tyrrell of Waco; one grandson, Cole Clifton of San Angelo; his father and mother, Doyle and Virgie Clifton of San Angelo; one sister, Sandra Held and husband, Matthew, of San Angelo; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herbert and Joye Kolster of Knickerbocker; his sister-in-law, Marian Couture and husband, Bob, of San Angelo; his brother-in-law, Mike Kolster of Knickerbocker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mike Kolster, Matthew Held, Ken Shaver, Doug Hutyra, Dave Harris and Dwayne Swindle.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund, Christmas in April or the American Heart Association.

ALBERTO R. TORRES
Alberto R. Torres, 65, of San Angelo died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at his residence.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Terry Brenon officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. Torres was born March 8, 1934, in Del Rio. Alberto married Sofia Vaquera on Jan. 1, 1956. He was a rancher and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas G. Torres.
Survivors include his wife, Sofia V. Torres; his mother, Petra R. Torres; two brothers, Apolinar R. Torres and Thomas R. Torres III; six children, Dora Deanda and husband, Mike, Thelma Gonzales and husband, Adolph, Alberto Torres Jr. and wife, Irene, Sofia Gonzales and husband, Alfred D. Gonzales Jr., Sonia Perales and husband, Hector, and Noe Torres; 16 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Jaquline Cuellar.

Isaac Flores
Isaac Montez Flores, 77, of San Angelo died Monday, June 7, 1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Sanderson. He was a rancher and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores Flores of San Angelo; seven daughters, Gloria Teniza of San Jose, Calif., Sylvia Tinney of Junction and Martha Evelyn De La Garza, Rachel Philpot, Irene Mildred Snellgrove, Roselyn Stacy Arteaga and Elizabeth Marie De La Cruz, all of San Angelo; three sons, Isaac Montez Flores Jr. of Abilene, Richard Edwin Flores of Huntsville and David Gabriel Flores of Austin; six brothers, Daniel Flores, Frank Flores, Eliseo Flores, Isabel Bill Flores, Rosendo Flores and Richard Flores, all of San Angelo; three sisters, Octovia Sedeno, Mary Flores and Olivia Batla, all of San Angelo; 34 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Perry McLean
LAMPASAS - Perry A. McLean, 88, died Monday, June 7, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Broad Street Church of Christ with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Sheppard Memorial Funeral Home.
He was born May 20, 1911, in Lampasas. He was a carpenter and contractor and a member of Broad Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Verdie McLean of Lampasas; two sons, Rolland McLean of Austin and Valgene McLean of Amarillo; a sister, Melba LaBounty of Spring Branch; two grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

C.R. Vandervoort
KERRVILLE - C.R. ``Van'' Vandervoort, 79, died Monday, June 7, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grimes Funeral Chapels with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
He was born May 18, 1920, in Grand Prairie and had lived in Kerrville for 21 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired oil man and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include a daughter, Becky Marie Vandervoort of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; four sons, Vann Vandervoort of Houston, Chad Vandervoort of Austin, Roddy Vandervoort of Clearwater, Fla., and Kirk Vandervoort of Riner, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Sabino Flores
McCAMEY - Sabino Flores, 54, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 30, 1944, in Marathon. He was a roustabout and a Catholic.
Survivors include his mother, Dominga Rodriquez of McCamey; three daughters, Ida Miller, Edna Flores and Emma Flores, all of Houston; six sisters, Lupe Rios, Rosa Villegas, Valentina Baiza, Mary Rodriquez, Sylvia Baker and Jessie Martinez, all of McCamey; and two brothers, Fred Rodriquez of McCamey and Joe Rodriquez of Odessa.

Sylvia Wood
CRANE - Sylvia Wood, 82, of Crane died Monday, June 7, 1999, in an Odessa hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today{Wed} at the First Baptist Church with burial in Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
She was born April 9, 1917, in Mineola and had lived in Crane since 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, J.L. Thacker of Tyler and Bill Thacker of Alaska; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Verline Ruminer
SWEETWATER - Verline Wayne Ruminer, 61, of Oak Creek Lake died Sunday, June 6, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today{Wed} in McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with military graveside service in Hermleigh Cemetery.
He was born June 9, 1937, in Scurry County and was a longtime resident of Sweetwater. He was a retired Army veteran.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Ruminer of Woodridge, Va., and Dallas Ruminer of Alexandra, Va.; a daughter, Jeanette Franke of Alexandra; two sisters, Glenda Beinhauer of Beaumont and Geri Walton of Duncan, Okla.; and six grandchildren.

Otto Eckhoff
SAN SABA - Otto Eckhoff, 86, of Bend died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, in Lampasas.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bend Methodist Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Shelby and was a lifetime resident of Bend. He was a farmer and telephone construction worker and a Methodist.
Survivors include two sons, Leon Eckhoff and Dickie Eckhoff, both of Bend; a sister, Ida Sklar of Bellville; two grandsons; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Consuelo Salgado
STANTON - Consuelo Salgado, 61, died Monday, June 7, 1999, in Stanton.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today{Wed} in Stanton Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
She was born June 10, 1937, in Alpine. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a Cursillista and a Guadalupana.
Survivors include four daughters, Sara Bradley of San Angelo, Sylvia Villa of Killeen and Elsie Mendoza and Dora Reyna, both of Stanton; three sons, Jose Luis Salgado and Felix Salgado, both of Stanton, and Cruz V. Salgado of Midland; a sister, Gabriela Rodriguez of Roswell, N.M.; three brothers, Louis Villava of New Jersey and Julio Villava and Cruz Villava, both of Seminole; 30 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Cora Anderson
LONGVIEW - Cora Lea Anderson, 97, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Lakeview Funeral Home in Longview with graveside service at 3 p.m. Friday in Bangs Cemetery in Bangs.
She was born June 28, 1901, in Valera and was a longtime resident of Brown County. She was a teacher and a principal in Crossville. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in White Oak, Order of Eastern Star, National Educators Association, and Texas State Teachers Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Rena Pittman of Longview; a son, Todd Anderson of Stephenville; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

BARBARA JOYCE
Barbara Joyce, 66, of San Angelo died Friday, June 4, 1999.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Barbara was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Howard and Irene Miller. She had been a secretary at Farmers Home Administration for many years, cashier at Zentner's Daughter Steak House and secretary for Unity Church.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Winkler in 1985.
Survivors include a daughter, Julie Luce and husband, Buddy, of San Angelo; two sons, Steve Joyce of Wichita Falls and Mike Joyce and wife, Edie, of San Angelo; five grandchildren, Bobby Luce, Susan Clock and husband, Michael, Chace Adair, Blake Adair and Collin Joyce; special friend, Aubrey Joyce of San Angelo; two brothers, Don Miller and Dwayne Miller of Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family requests any memorials be made to Compassionate Friends, P.O. Box 61902, San Angelo, TX 76906-1902 or to a favorite charity.

WILLIAM A. WHITSELL
IOWA CITY - William A. ``Bill'' Whitsell, 75, formerly of Iowa City died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at his home in Idabel, Okla.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 14, at the George L. Gay Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery with graveside military rites.
He was born March 2, 1924, in West Branch, Iowa, and had wintered in San Angelo. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and had owned and operated Idabel Glass Co. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Maude of Idabel; a son, David Whitsell of Dallas; a grandson, Marty Whitsell of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, John ``Jack'' Whitsell of Des Moines; and seven nephews and two nieces.

BARNEY D. WESTBROOK
Barney D. Westbrook, 86, of San Angelo died Monday, June 7, 1999, in a local nursing center.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Shero, minister of Southgate Church of Christ, officiating. Masonic graveside service will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Barney was born Nov. 30, 1912, in Carlsbad, Texas, to C.S. and Laura Lee Westbrook. He was a resident of San Angelo since 1958. Barney retired on July 2, 1976, after 34 years as a track supervisor for Santa Fe Railway. He was a member of Southgate Church of Christ and the Bronte Masonic Lodge.
Barney was married to Josephine I. Gordon on Oct. 6, 1935, in San Angelo.
Barney was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three sisters and his daughter, Joyce Westbrook.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine Westbrook of San Angelo; one son, Edward Westbrook and his wife, Linda, of Wingate; three sisters, Nettie Lee Bryant of San Angelo, Betty Martin and her husband, J.D., of Lampasas and Minnie Marie Hutcherson and her husband, Bill, of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Alice Westbrook of San Antonio and Clair Dean Westbrook of Snyder; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
The family requests memorials be made to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.

DONA BETH HEDGES SEALE
Dona Beth Hedges Seale, 59, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, June 7, 1999, at her residence.
This precious mother and grandmother was born Oct. 11, 1939, to Charles Ray and Kathlyn Hope Hedges in Lubbock. A lifetime resident of Lubbock before moving to San Angelo in 1977, Beth was a devoted secretary and had worked the last 19 years for the law firm of Logan, Lewis, Symes and Keeling. Above all she was a loving mother and a devoted grandmother to her surviving four grandchildren as they were the apples of her eye.
Beth also is survived by her father, Charles Ray Hedges of Lubbock. She will be missed greatly by her son, Robert Ray and wife, Diedra, of San Angelo and by her daughter, Belinda Gay Johnson and husband, Terry, of Farmington, N.M. Also surviving are sisters, Judy Leonard and husband, Dean, of Shallowater and Cheryl Blankenship and husband, Bruce, of Longmont, Colo. One uncle and one aunt of Lubbock and numerous nieces and nephews will miss her.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Word of Life Assembly of God in San Angelo with Brother David L. Smith officiating.
Visitation with the family will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rix Funeral Home in Lubbock and graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Resthaven Cemetery with Brother Smith, the Rev. Ted Dotts and the Rev. Bobby McMillan officiating. Local arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Word of Life Assembly of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 60101, San Angelo, TX 76906 or to Family Hospice, 1211 S. Bryant, San Angelo, TX 76903. We would like to thank the nurses for their care and a special prayer to mother's extended family at Word of Life for all the love, support, prayers and assistance during her illness. We would like to extend a very special thank you to Vanessa Simon and Carol Osborn and their families.


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