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Nellie Clark
LAMPASAS - Nellie Flora Clark, 53, died Saturday, June 19, 1999.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Sheppard Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Clark Family Cemetery in Adamsville.
She was born May 23, 1946, in El Paso. She was a certified nurse's aide for Home Health and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove.
Survivors include a son, William L. Clark Jr. of Lampasas; her mother, Flora Hillsinger of El Paso; her father, Eugene Klein of New York City; a sister, June Mitchell of Lampasas; a stepbrother, Kirk Hillsinger; and two nephews.

Tony Smithwick
SAN SABA - Tony Smithwick, 91, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in San Saba.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in San Saba City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Howell-Doran Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 9, 1907, in Lampasas County and had been a lifetime resident of San Saba. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Tonita Gray of Cherokee; a sister, Gertie Lou Frassa of Reno, Nev.; two grandsons, Mike Gray and Randy Gray, both of Cherokee; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles Christian
EARLY - Charles Warren Christian, 77, of Brownwood died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Brownwood.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Arrangements are by Heartland Funeral Home.
He was born in Richland Springs. He was a member of the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Christian of Brownwood; a son, Charles Christian of Temple; a daughter, Loma Blake of Brownwood; three brothers; a sister; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen Pugh
FREDERICKSBURG - Helen Forbes Pugh, 92, died Sunday, June 20, 1999.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Der Stadt Friedhof. Arrangements are by Schaetter Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 17, 1906, in Fredericksburg. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Henke of Fredericksburg; a sister, Hazel Sherrod of Lubbock; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

March Maxcey Sr.
MIDLAND - Mack Maxcey Sr., 87, died Saturday, June 19, 1999 in a Midland hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Richland Springs with burial in Richland Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1911, in San Saba County and had been a longtime resident of Brownwood before moving to Midland. He was involved in agriculture and ranching and worked for Maxcey Construction. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Richland Springs.
Survivors include two sons, Garry Maxcey of Richland Springs and Mack Maxcey Jr. of Midland; two daughters, Marjolaine Lewis of Dallas and Angela Brown of Midland; three sisters, Jo Nell Huntington of Santa Fe, Texas, Maxine Pribble of Henderson and Geneva McGee of Fort Worth; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Francisco Navarro
BIG SPRING - Francisco Javier "Cuba" Navarro, 22, died Friday, June 18, 1999.
Service will be at 4 p.m. today in Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 13, 1976, in Mexico, and had been a resident of Big Spring for the seven years. He was a sergeant correctional officer at Cornell Corrections at the Flight Line Unit.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Rios Navarro, a son, David Lawrence Navarro, and a daughter, Natasha Raven Navarro, all of Big Spring; his parents, J.C. and Mari Navarro of Fort Worth; a sister, Priscilla Cardentey of Miami; paternal grandparents, Clara and Rudy Machado of Miami; and maternal grandparents, Javier and Anna Navarro of Mexico City.

Kermit Ballard
KERRVILLE - Kermit H. Ballard, 88, died Sunday, June 19, 1999, in a local care center.
Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kerrville Church of Christ with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kerrville Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 21, 1910, in Mineral Wells and had been a resident of Kerrville since 1976. He was a teacher and worked as a chemist for DuPont until retiring in 1975. He was a member of Kerrville Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Sophie Ballard of Kerrville; two daughters, Virginia Lilly of Dallas and Nona B. Hesson of Kerrville; a son, Jeffrey Ballard of Dallas; a brother, C. Kay Ballard of Sisterdale; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 

WINSTON BITNER
Winston Bitner, 55, of San Angelo died Friday, June 18, 1999, at his residence.
Family visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Johnson's Funeral Home.
Service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, at Johnson's Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Winston was born Oct. 10, 1943, in San Angelo to Sam Bitner and Rachel Baulkum Bitner. He married Jeanann Hemingway Sept. 20, 1997, in San Angelo. He owned Bitner Flooring and was a member of Harris Avenue Baptist Church. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, boating and racing late-model cars.
Winston was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Ross Bitner in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanann Bitner of San Angelo; two sons, Garry Winston Bitner and Brent Austin Bitner, and a daughter, Deborah Kay Bitner Parsley, all of Austin; a stepdaughter, Mandy Lynn Weaver of San Angelo; as well as six grandchildren, Skyler, Hollie and Hannah Bitner, Courtney Bitner, Amanda Parsley and Ashley Bitner; two brothers, Sam Bitner of Haskell and Harold Dean Bitner of Spring Dale, Ark.; three sisters, Gloria Young of San Angelo, Shirley Young of Fort Stockton and Peggy Johnson of Lake City, Fla.
The family requests memorials be made to Harris Avenue Baptist Church or Vista Care Family Hospice, 1121 South Bryant, San Angelo, TX 76903.

RUTH NAOMI WILLIAMS BARNES
Ruth Naomi Williams Barnes, 91, of San Angelo died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in a local nursing home.
Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 21, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Maxwell officiating. Graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, in Kermit Cemetery in Kermit.
Mrs. Barnes was born Feb. 16, 1908, in Gadsden, Ala., to Leon Coker Williams and Lizzie Barto Broom Williams. She married Marion DeWitt Barnes on July 27, 1928, in Monahans. She was a member of the Church of Pentecost. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 10, 1973; two sons, M.D. Barnes Jr. and A.L. "Buddy" Barnes; two sisters, Nell Schlotte and Fannie Latham; and two brothers, Loyd Williams and John Williams.
Mrs. Barnes will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who always put others before herself and showed her love for her family and friends. Her laughter no matter the circumstances endeared her to many.
She is survived by her children, Robert Lee Barnes and wife, Chris, of San Angelo, Billie Pierce and husband, Walter, of Spring, Nell Maxwell and husband, Wayne, of San Angelo, Frank Barnes and wife, Jeri, of Del Rio, and Judy Northcutt and husband, Robert, of San Angelo; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

CHARLES F. `JOE' BERRY
BALLINGER - Charles F. "Joe" Berry, 67, of Ballinger died at 3 a.m. Friday, June 18, 1999, in Tennessee.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 21, in RainsSeale Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Hughes and Rev. Dale Shultz officiating. Burial will follow in Crews Cemetery.
Mr. Berry was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Ballinger. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and was a data processor with Maremont Corp. in Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of the Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Gideons and Toastmaster (achieving leadership in all). He was a lay minister in the Methodist Church and was a member of Data Processing Management Association.
He married Toshi Onodari in 1952 in Yokosuka, Japan.
Survivors include his wife, Toshi Berry of Ballinger; two sons, Jimmy Berry and wife, Frances, of Lebanon, Tenn., and Richard Allen Berry of Fort Worth; a sister, Claudean Reynolds of Stillwater, Okla.; a special aunt, June Curbo of Ballinger; nine grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

WES ALEXEI COCHRAN
Alexei Cochran, infant son of Wes Cochran and Jessica Debrick, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at Cooks Children's Hospital in Fort Worth.
Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m Monday, June 21, in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Chester McCowen officiating. Johnson's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alexei was born June 17, 1999, in San Angelo.
He is survived by his parents, Glen Wesley Cochran III and Jessica Dawn Debrick, both of San Angelo; maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Barbara Debrick of San Angelo; paternal grandparents, Glen Wesley Cochran II and Donna Cochran of Bedford and Sara and Mike Ingram of San Angelo; and great-grandparents, Jo and Martin Phillips of Dallas, Austin and Jean Millspaugh of San Angelo, Gertrud and Donald Brandt of Nora, Neb., and Donald and Marie Debrick of Paola, Kan.
Our son, Wes Alexei Cochran, is the most precious blessweb ing that ever entered our lives. His short time with us has taught us many things about what love is. His opening eyes brought joy to two young people and we felt his love back by the grasp of his tiny fingers on ours. We know now that Jesus has him in his arms, has made him whole and loves him more than we as humans understand love. And to Alexei, Jess and I will not forget you nor can we wait to see you in your splendid glory through Christ Jesus in heaven. Our hearts and love will always have you in mind. God bless you son, we love you.

Opal Ford
Opal Ford, 82, of San Angelo died Monday, June 21, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Burke Funeral Home Chapel in Rowlesburg, W.Va., with burial in Etam Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
She was born in Etam, Preston County W.Va. She worked as a nurse's aide at Hopemont State School.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Gene Ford of San Angelo; two sisters, Chloey Goff of Etam and Orpha Funk of Newburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Tomas Moreno
Tomas Moreno, 63, of San Angelo died Monday, June 21, 1999, in a local hospital.
Wake service will be at 7 p.m. today in Gutierrez Chapel of Prayer. Service will be at 10 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Terry Brenon of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiating Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Rio Grande City. He was a truck driver.
Survivors include four sons, Enrique Moreno, Pedro Moreno, Thomas Moreno Jr. and Martin Moreno, all of San Angelo; three daughters, Mary Martinez of San Angelo, Julia Moreno of Plainview and Alice Olague of Tulia; five brothers, Candelario Moreno Jr. and Lupe Jasso, both of San Angelo, Jose Moreno of Omaha, Neb., Guadalupe Moreno of Tulia and Toribio Moreno of Rio Grande City; a sister, Hope Clark of Rio Grande City; and 14 grandchildren.

Raymond Wheat
ALPINE - Raymond Curtis Wheat, 87, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in a Midland hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with burial in Elm Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Geeslin Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 1, 1911, in Plainview. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a retired teacher and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Wheat of Alpine; two sons, James Raymond Wheat of La Crosse, Wis., and John Robert Wheat of Austin; a sister, Edna Mae Moss of Alpine; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lena Miller
BRADY - Lena Miller, 59, of Golden Valley, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, in Golden Valley.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Rochelle Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Amarillo and had been a resident of Rochelle before moving to Golden Valley. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Miller of Golden Valley; two sons, Gerald Miller and Otis Miller, both of Rochelle; a brother, Otis Pulliam of Casa Grande, Ariz.; three sisters, Rachel May of Brady, Janet Hobbs of Indiana, and Joyce Walliam of Orofino, Idaho; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tommie Dudley
KILLEEN - Tommie Lou Dudley, 73, of Harker Heights died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in Temple.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church 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. A retired schoolteacher, she had taught in the Monahans-Wickett Independent School District. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association 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.

Charlie Millan II
PECOS - Charlie G. Millan II, 57, of Pecos died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in an Odessa hospital.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 30, 1941, in Balmorhea and had been a lifetime resident of Pecos. He was a retired water-well technician and a Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Millan of Pecos, five sons, Charlie Millan III of Odessa, Jerry Millan and Matthew Millan, both of Pecos, David Millan of Midland and Dwayne Millan of Lubbock; four daughters, Corina Millan of Grandfalls, Sandra Millan and Valerie Millan, both of Pecos, and Deanna Tarver of St. Francisville, La.; his mother, Lorenza Millan of Pecos; four brothers, Mike Millan of Barstow, Henry Millan and Tommy Millan, both of Andrews, and Julian Millan Sr. of Pecos; four sisters, Mary Millan, Sally Gomez and Cinderella Pallanas, all of Pecos, and Eloisa Contreras of Odessa; and 11 grandchildren.

Voila Robinson
PECOS - Voila Robinson, 83, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m today in Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with burial in East Side Cemetery.
She was born July 25, 1915, in Sweetwater and had been a resident of Pecos since 1952. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Mack Maxcey Sr.
MIDLAND - Mack Maxcey Sr., 87, died Saturday, June 19, 1999 in a Midland hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Christian Church in Richland Springs with burial in Richland Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1911, in San Saba County and had been a resident of Brownwood before moving to Midland. He was involved in agriculture and ranching in Richland Springs and was involved in Maxcey Construction. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Richland Springs.
Survivors include two sons, Garry Maxcey of Richland Springs and Mack Maxcey Jr. of Midland; two daughters, Marjolaine Lewis of Dallas and Angela Brown of Midland; three sisters, Jo Nell Huntington of Santa Fe, Texas, Maxine Pribble of Henderson and Geneva McGee of Fort Worth; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Norma Reichenau
FREDERICKSBURG - Norma Alma Zenner Reichenau, 74, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schaetter Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 6, 1925, in Fredericksburg. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Brandel Meier of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Charlotte Pickel of Baycliff and Bettie Olney of Dickinson; two brothers, Wilburn Zenner of Mason and Tommy Zenner of Fredericksburg; and a granddaughter.

Mary Munoz
BIG SPRING - Mary Munoz, 63, died Friday, June 18, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church with burial in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was a born June 7, 1936, in Menard and had been a resident of Big Spring since 1956. She worked as a lab technician at Hall-Bennett Hospital and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Elias ``Lee'' Munoz of Big Spring; two daughters, Susie Rubio of Memphis, Tenn., and JoAnnette Munoz of St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Lee Munoz Jr. of Big Spring; three brothers, Joe Lopez of Houston, Arthur Lopez of Big Spring and Jessie Lopez of Burley, Idaho; two sisters, Delphine Perez of Corpus Christi and Amelia Ornelas of Big Spring; and six grandchildren.

Maria Hernandez
SWEETWATER - Maria DeJesus Hernandez, 62, of Sweetwater died Sunday, June 20, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m today in Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial in Sweetwater Cemetery.
She was born March 14, 1937, in Mexico. She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Apolinar Hernandez of Sweetwater; eight daughters, Eliza Rodriguez, Estella Jaramillo, Pat Rodriguez and Mary Ann Leyba, all of Sweetwater, Grace Rodriguez of Chula Vista, Calif., Dora Sanchez of North Richland Hills and Rosa Chavez and Lupe Aguilar, both of Cleburne; two sons, Oscar Hernandez of Sweetwater and Jessie Hernandez of Hurst; three brothers, Pedro Gloria of Del Rio and Lupe Gloria and Juan Gloria, both of Sweetwater; a sister, Bertha Aguilar of Sweetwater; 27 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Aucencio Gamboa Jr.
FORT STOCKTON - Aucencio ``Chencho'' M. Gamboa Jr., 30, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, in Fort Stockton.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in East Hill Cemetery.
He was born July 4, 1968, in Fort Stockton and had been a lifetime resident. He was a welder and a Jehovah's Witness.
Survivors include a daughter, Kourtnae Gamboa of Fort Stockton; his mother, Guadalupe Gamboa of Fort Stockton; two sisters, Delma G. Castaneda of Fort Stockton and Anna G. Almuina of Midland; two brothers, Armando Gamboa of Denver, and Miguel Gamboa of Fort Stockton; and his grandparents, Dionecio and Isidra-Gamboa of Freeport.

Marcos Maldonado
FORT STOCKTON - Marcos V. Maldonado, 52, died Monday, June 21, 1999, in Fort Stockton.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today in Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 9, 1946, in Fort Stockton and had been a lifetime resident. He was a Catholic.
Survivors include his mother, Olivia Maldonado of Fort Stockton; two sisters, Mary Ann Valenzuela of Odessa and Kate Maldonado of Del Rio; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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