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Arlene Bruce
Arlene Raines Bruce, 85, of San Angelo died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in a local nursing home.
A memorial service will be at a later date with burial in James Allen Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Charleston, S.C. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 29, 1913, in Covington, Va., and had been a resident of San Angelo for three years. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of St. Mark Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a son, Jerome Worth Snyder of San Angelo; a sister, Mary Raines Denk of San Angelo; and one granddaughter.

Raymond Mitchell
Raymond Mitchell, 90, of San Angelo died Saturday, June 5, 1999, in a local care center.
Graveside service will be at 9 a.m. today in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 21, 1908, in Big Spring. He was a retired painter.
There are no known survivors.

Thelma Roberts
ROBERT LEE - Thelma Mae Roberts, 93, of Robert Lee and formerly of Boerne, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, in a local care center.
There will be no services.
She was born Feb. 20, 1906, in Friendship, N.Y. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sister-inlaw, Marion Shaw of Austin; and a niece Bobbie Varnadore of Blackwell.

Paul Keller
FREDERICKSBURG - Paul Alfred Keller, 88, of Austin died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lakeway Church with burial at 11:30 a.m. at the family ranch in Spicewood. Arrangements are by Schaetter Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 5, 1910, in Harper. He was owner of Austin Engineering Co. in Austin.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ragsdill Keller of Austin; two daughters, Demarious Frey of Corpus Christi and Kathy Bradfield of Austin; three sons, Paul W. Keller, Crockett Keller and Kerry Keller, all of Austin; a sister, Mignon Keller Thornton of Eagle Pass; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Billie Dearing
PECOS - Billie Dewayne Dearing, 77, of Barstow died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at his residence.
Memorial service will be at 10 HTMa.m. Wednesday in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.
He was born Sept. 15, 1921, in Hunt County. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a rancher and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Fran Dearing of Barstow; two sons, David Dearing and Jim Dearing, both of Garland; a daughter, Lynn Dearing Watson of Abilene; two brothers, Waylond Dearing of Commerce and Weldon Dearing of Dallas; three sisters, Ila Ray Peyton of Roswell, N.M., Bessie Pear of Plainview and Mary Roach of Livingston; and five grandchildren.

Raymond Spinks
GOLDTHWAITE - Raymond Spinks, 71, of Mullin died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in a Houston hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today in Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oakview Cemetery in Mullin.
He was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Mullin. An Army veteran, he was a mechanic and in building maintenance and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Theda Spinks of Mullin; three daughters, Brenda Burrus, LaVeda Spinks and Lana Spinks, all of Mullin; a brother, Doug Spinks of Mullin; three sisters, Jean Ferguson and Neva Warren, both of Mullin, and Dalpha Routh of Ballinger; one grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tommie Dudley
KILLEEN - Tommie Lou Dudley, 73, of Harker Heights died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in Temple.
Services will be at a later date in Monahans. Arrangements are by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home.
She was born June 23, 1925, in Sanger and had been a resident of Harker Heights for one year, moving from Monahans. She was a retired schoolteacher, teaching in the Monahans-Wickett Independent School District. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Beta Sigma Phi and St. James Episcopal Church.
Survivors include two sons, Marcus Dudley of Killeen and Michael Dudley of San Angelo; a daughter, Katherine Dendy of Monahans; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A.E. Lendermon
BIG SPRING - A.E. "Jack" Lendermon, 82, died Monday, June 14, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Coahoma Cemetery in Coahoma. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 17, 1917, in Hickory Plains, Ark. He retired from Walsh & Watts Inc. in 1975 after 34 years as a pumper and roustabout. He was a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Hodnett of Big Spring; a son, Charles Lendermon of Lake Colorado City; two sisters, Lorena Stull of Odessa and Dora Lee Tindol of Big Spring; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Marilyn Weaver
BIG SPRING - Marilyn Weaver, 63, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at her residence.
There will be no services. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born March 4, 1936, in Big Spring. She worked as an insurance clerk at Hall-Bennett Hospital and was an antique dealer for 30 years.
Survivors include her husband, Boosie Weaver of Big Spring; a daughter, Susan Burton of Midland; a son, Casey Weaver of Austin; and an aunt, Arlye Jinks of Big Spring.

FRANCIS WILEY McGEE
Francis Wiley McGee, 82, of San Angelo died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in a local hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, in Fairmount Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Mr. McGee was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Pickens County, Ala., near Gordo to Francis Marion McGee and Stella Ann (Elmore) McGee.
He attended Pickens County public schools and the day after Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 8, 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served his country on board the USS Massachusetts from 1942 to 1945.
Mr. McGee went to work for the San Angelo Telephone Co. in 1936, which later became GTE and retired in 1973 after 36 years of service.
He married Joan Lamb Arnold in 1952 and she preceded him in death in 1973.
Mr. McGee was the past president of the Elks Lodge and had attended the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Marvin Arnold and Chris Arnold, both of San Angelo, and Joe Arnold of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Mark Taylor, Rene Duke, Bret Arnold, Brenda Arnold, Becky Sullivan and Amber Arnold; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Albert McGee, Eugene McGee, Bill McGee and Marshall McGee, all of Gordo, Ala., and Millard McGee of Marshall; one sister, Velma Maughn of North Port, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews.

CLYDE POWELL
Clyde Powell, 85, of San Angelo died Monday, June 14, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tommy Tallas officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Mr. Powell was born June 29, 1913, in Tom Green County to J.S. Powell and Della Evans Powell. He married Beatrice Walthall Oct. 13, 1938 in San Angelo. Mr. Powell was a lifelong farmer of the Wall area.
Mr. Powell was preceded in death by a son, Wesley Powell and a daughter, Nancy Powell.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Powell; a daughter, Peggy Hugghins of Rusk; two sons, Larry Powell of Eola and Kenneth Powell of San Angelo; two sisters, Elsie Powell and Ethel Kellenberger, both of San Angelo; eight grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren.

PARK ASTON FIELDER
Park Aston Fielder died June 14, 1999, at his residence. He was born Oct. 18, 1958, in McKinney, Texas. When he was 2 years old he moved to San Angelo with his parents, Martha and Burton Fielder.
Park was graduated from Trinity Lutheran School, Central High and Texas A&M University. In 1982, he married Laurie Bucek in College Station. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Chase Fielder of San Antonio; his parents, Martha and Burton Fielder of San Angelo; and several cousins.
Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Grosse Mohler and the Rev. Ellen Ely officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Farmersville in IOOF Cemetery under direction of Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

JULIAN SERRANO ONTIVEROS
Julian Serrano Ontiveros, 65, of San Angelo died Sunday, June 13, 1999, after a long illness.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Terry Brenon officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Julian was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Marfa to Jose and Catarina Ontiveros. He retired from Western Air Conditioning in 1981 and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Julian was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jesusita Navarrette. Julian was married to Aurora Aguirre on April 19, 1952, in Marfa.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Aurora Aguirre Ontiveros of San Angelo; his son, Freddie Ontiveros and wife, Sandy, of San Angelo; his daughter, Chriselda Hangan of San Angelo; a sister, Esperanza Martinez and husband, Ismael of Houston; a brother, Sifredo Ontiveros and wife, Gregloria, of Odessa; a brother-inlaw, Jesus Navarrette of Odessa; eight grandchildren, Jason, Crystal, Jennifer, Sylvianna, Rosemary, Anthony, J.C. and Tommy; and two great-granddaughters, Sierra and Victoria.

LT. COL. CLYDE B. SIKES JR.
HENDERSON - Graveside services for Lt. Col. Clyde B. Sikes Jr., age 68, of Boerne, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 1999, in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ozona.
Lt. Col. Sikes died May 8, 1999, at his residence in Boerne. He was born June 2, 1930, in San Antonio. Lt. Col. Sikes married Lillian Schneemann on Sept. 28, 1951, in Ozona, and she preceded him in death on April 8, 1959, in Bitburg, Germany. Lt. Col. Sikes was a career fighter pilot for the United States Air Force with more than 28 years of service from 1953 till his retirement in 1979. During his career he received numerous medals, commendations and decorations while accumulating more than 5,700 hours of flight time with more than 5,000 hours of that time in jet aircraft. He also completed one tour in Vietnam in the 366 TAC Fighter Squadron.
He raised two sons with the help of family, both Schneemann and Sikes. Lt. Col. Sikes had a strong character and saw the world as black and white with few shades of gray and possessed the strength to choose the white.
Lt. Col. Sikes is survived by his two sons, Clyde B. Sikes III and his wife, Barbara, and Col. Roy Y. Sikes and his wife, Terrye; stepdaughter, Robin Boudion and her husband, Michael; one grandson, Cort B. Sikes; and eight stepgrandchildren.
His family would like to give special thanks and appreciation to his doctors and the staff of oncology/hematology at Wilford Hall Medical Center and the staff at Warm Springs Home Health Services for their never ending patience and kindness.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Animal Defense League of San Antonio or the Wildlife Refuge of Boerne.
Arrangements are by Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

Ruth Vetter
KINGSLAND - Ruth Barker Vetter, 83, of Kingsland died Monday, June 14, 1999, in Marble Falls.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 30, 1915, in Ohio County, W.Va. She was a schoolteacher for 37 years and a member of the Highland Lakes United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son, Gary Barker of Austin; and a granddaughter, Michele Barker of Ohio.

Bonnie Kimzey
WEATHERFORD - Bonnie Kaye Kimzey, 47, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m Thursday in Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel.
She was born Aug. 10, 1951, in San Angelo. She was a legal secretary and a member of the Peaster Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Tiffany Moore of Fort Worth; her mother, Wilma Bergan of Abilene; her stepfather, Noah Heaton of Abilene; three sisters, Cherry Vallandingham of Big Lake, Connie Moore of Sweetwater and Beverly Thomas of Amarillo; and three brothers, Kenny Heaton of Clyde, Norman Heaton of Owasso, Okla., and Finis Smith of Big Lake.

Maurice Patterson
JUNCTION - Maurice Patterson, 68, of London died Monday, June 14, 1999, in a local nursing center.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in London Cemetery. Arrangements are by Graham Funeral Home.
Survivors include a son, Albert M. Patterson of Farmers Branch; two stepsons, Rusty Horton and Tony Horton, both of Pampa; and two stepdaughters, Tina Harrison of Amarillo and Kelly Rodriguez of Canadian.

Ava Deere
KERRVILLE - Ava Deere, 96, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, in a local hospital.
Private graveside services will be held. Arrangements were by Grimes Funeral Chapels.
She was born June 10, 1903, in Bentley, La. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Walter Ard of Kerrville; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

RANDALL VAN HARDESTY
SONORA - Randall ``Randy'' Van Hardesty, 47, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at his residence following a long illness.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, in Sonora Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Huffman officiating. Kerbow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Randy was born Aug. 21, 1951, in Sonora. He was a lifetime resident of Sutton County.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Jim and Nannie Wilson.
He is survived by his mother, Lila Mae St. Clair of his home in Sonora; his wife, Nelda, and stepdaughter, Jana Gabriel, of Christoval; his father, Van Hardesty of Uvalde; his sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Leroy Markee of Midland; two nephews, Christopher Berry of Los Angeles and Jeff Markee of San Angelo; four nieces, Candace Berry of Odessa, Christy Markee of San Angelo, Sherry Vaughn and Susan Harp, both of Amarillo; two great-nieces, Kayla and Kryspen of Midland; and numerous other relatives and friends. 
He fought the good fight, he finished the course, he kept the faith and now hears the welcome words,
``Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord.''

FRANCES WALTON
ELDORADO - Frances Clark Walton went to be with the Lord Monday, June 14, 1999, in San Angelo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Rylan Walton; one daughter, Ann Lindsey; two grandsons, Doug and James Earl; her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Before moving to Eldorado in 1991 Frances lived in Big Lake for 32 years.
Her survivors are two daughters, Tooter Dunham and husband, Luther, of Eldorado and Nancy Coulvahouse and husband, Gene, of Odessa; one son, Kenneth Henderson and wife, Sharon, of Houston; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 17, at Agape Assembly of God Church with burial to follow in Eldorado Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kerbow Funeral Home.


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