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
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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
BIG SPRING - Marilyn Weaver, 63, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at her
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
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
Clyde Powell, 85, of San Angelo died Monday, June 14, 1999, in a local
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
WEATHERFORD - Bonnie Kaye Kimzey, 47, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at
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.
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.
KERRVILLE - Ava Deere, 96, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, in a local
Private graveside services will be held. Arrangements were by Grimes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.