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Mary Palomino
PECOS - Mary Palomino, 42, of Barstow died Sunday, July 4, 1999, in a Corpus Christi hospital.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial in Barstow Cemetery. Arrangements are by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 29, 1956, in Barstow and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Survivors include a daughter, Melanie Palomino of Austin; her parents, David and Chole Palomino of Barstow; grandmother, Nila Palomino of Barstow; six brothers, David Palomino Jr., Alfredo Palomino and Ruben Palomino, all of Austin, Mike Palomino of Corpus Christi, Robert Palomino of Barstow and Raul Palomino of Pecos; two stepbrothers, Joe Lopez and Robert Abila, both of Pecos; and one stepsister, Becky Silvas of Pecos.

Cora Matthews
SWEETWATER - Cora N. ``Connie'' Matthews, 69, of Sweetwater died Sunday, July 4, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today in Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
She was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Andrews. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Hollis ``Red'' Matthews of Sweetwater; a brother, J.T. Bielby of Oklahoma; three nephews; and one niece.

Mack Warren
SNYDER - Mack Warren, 92, of Hermleigh died Saturday, July 3, 1999, in a Sweetwater hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. today in Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Pyron Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 19, 1906, in Waxahachie. He was a farmer and had worked in the oil fields.
Survivors include his wife, Vinita Warren of Hermleigh; seven daughters, Tracy Dickerhoff of Snyder, Gloria Glass of Odessa, Joyce Lionberger of Hermleigh, Martha McCoy of Churchtown, Pa., Connie Reed of Sweetwater, Billie Ruth Shingleton of Kerrville and Marilyn Williams of Post; two sons, Robert ``Bubba'' Warren of Edmond, Okla., and Stan Warren of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Anice Gardner and Mary White, both of Houston; a brother, Jim Warren of Kerns; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

Glen Gray
SWEETWATER - Glen Roy Gray, 70, of Fruitvale died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at his residence.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are by McCoy Funeral Home.
He was born April 15, 1929, in Fort Worth nd lived in Fruitvale for 20 years. He was a veteran and a Baptist and grew Christmas trees.
Survivors include four children; a sister, Angeline Carthin of Florida; and his cousins, Fannie Riddle and Ann Tyson, both of Sweetwater.

Janel Sedillo
LUBBOCK - Janel Ann Sedillo, 23, of Petersburg died Saturday, July 3, 1999, in a Lubbock hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at White Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Petersburg with burial in Petersburg Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 12, 1976, in Lubbock and was a lifelong resident of Petersburg. She was employed by the San Angelo Federal Credit Union and was a senior student at Angelo State University. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Petersburg and St. Mary's Catholic Church in San Angelo.
Survivors include Eli D. Flores; a daughter, Hannah S. Flores of San Angelo; her parents, Domingo and Virginia Sedillo, maternal grandmother, Manuela Castilleja, paternal grandmother, Francisca Sedillo, and a brother, Jonathan Ray Sedillo, all of Petersburg.

Ruth Langston
KERMIT - Ruth ``Kermit Nanny'' Langston, 91, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the United Pentecostal Church with burial in Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born Sept. 9, 1907, in St. Louis, Mo., and was a 54-year resident of Kermit. She was a retired nurse's aide and a Pentecostal.
Survivors include a son, Ramon Langston of Kermit; four daughters, Dolores Ingram of Whitehouse, Christine Roberts of Midland, Birthel Parker of Longview and Marilyn Whitaker of Tyler; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

John Fulesday
BIG SPRING - John E. Fulesday, 55, died Monday, July 5, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 28, 1943, in El Paso and had lived in Big Spring since 1980. He was an Army veteran and a Lutheran and worked in the VA Medical Center.
Survivors include one daughter, Regene Paredez of Colorado City; his parents, Joe and Pauline Fulesday of Big Spring; two sisters, Karen Lee of El Paso and Reveille Patterson of Big Spring; and two brothers, Val Fulesday and Charles Fulesday, both of Big Spring.

Glenna Pietzsch
ROSCOE - Glenna M. Pietzsch, 68, of Roscoe died Monday, July 5, 1999, in an Abilene hospital.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with graveside service at 10 a.m. Thursday in Lindale Cemetery in Bowie.
She was born Jan 2, 1921, in Montague County and had lived in Roscoe since 1960. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, LeRoy Pietzsch of Roscoe; a brother, Frank Kilcrease of Lubbock; and a sister, Louise Rosendahl of Wichita Falls.

Merle Davis
KINGSLAND - Merle K. Davis, 84, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at her residence.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with burial in Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
She was born April 9, 1915, in Petty and had lived in San Angelo, moving to Kingsland in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, John L. Davis and Robert Davis, both of Kingsland; a brother, Ed S. Kirkham of Austin; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

JOHN EMMETT TEAGUE
John Emmett Teague, 79, of San Angelo died Saturday, July 3, 1999, in a local hospital.
John was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Gatesville to William Andrew and Gussie Powell Teague, moving to San Angelo in 1926. He married Lou Ella Clark in 1968 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Angelo.
John attended grade school in San Angelo, completing his studies at San Angelo Central High School, San Angelo College and the College of Hardin-Simmons. During his entire academic career John was actively involved in all sports and had many fond memories of football, basketball and baseball. John entered the military in 1942, serving in the Army Air Corps. Upon leaving the military, John played professional football for a short time before returning to San Angelo. Upon his return John began his employment with the San Angelo Telephone Co. in 1946, retiring from General Telephone Co. in 1975 and leaving behind many close friends. For many years John stayed involved in his beloved sports by coaching and mentoring many younger athletes. John was a longtime member of BPOE.
John is survived by his wife, Lou Ella Teague; two children, Carolyn Jane Wilson and husband, Howard, of Santo and Danny Hughes and wife, Jerry, of Temple; seven grandchildren, Audrey Wilson Holland, Debbie Wilson, Jenny Wilson, Dale Hughes, Stephanie Hughes Carter, Larry Schiller and Josh Schiller; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters of Lake Buchanan including his twin, Gussie Roach, Lera Lou Roach, Doris Love and husband, Tommy, and Ruth Woodram; a sister-in-law, Wandine ``Dinkie'' Teague of Longview; many nieces and nephews; and many friends from his childhood.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, J.W. Teague; and one nephew, Michael John Teague.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with Pastor Richard Rust, Chapel of the Hills, Lake Buchanan, officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
What does it matter how long we may live, if as long as we live we unselfishly give.'' 

HELEN GOBER
BROWNWOOD - Helen England Gober, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, age 82, of Abilene passed away Sunday, July 4, 1999, at her home.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, in Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Eastlawn Memorial Park. Viewing will be at the Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home in Abilene until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and at Davis-Morris Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time.
Helen England Gober was born June 29, 1917, in Brown County and was raised in Brownwood. On Oct. 15, 1932, at age 15, she became the bride and lifelong partner of Walter Gober. In the early years of their marriage they moved to Odessa. Throughout their marriage Helen balanced the roles of successful wife, mother and business woman; a generation before her time. Side by side they founded many business ventures, including Gober & Sons Inc. and Odessa Venetian Blind Co. which is still operated by a nephew. In addition to their business activities, Helen was an active member of the First Baptist Church and various PTA's.
Upon retirement Helen and Walter moved to Lake Amstead and then to Lake Spence, where she was a member of the Pecan Baptist Church. Helen taught Sunday school and participated in missions activities. Both lake homes served as family gathering spots where loving lifelong memories were made and shared through generations.
Anyone who knew Helen will miss her as there will never be another like her: devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Gober of Abilene; brother, Jack England and wife, Ruth, of Gun Barrel City; sister-in-law, Ina Bell England of Del Rio; sister, Marjie Carter of Temple; half brother, Jimmy England of Georgia; half sister, Nancy Cotton of Cleburne; son, David Gober and his wife, Maggie, of Odessa; daughter, Anna Brazzel and her husband, Ray, of Abilene; daughter, Marjie Thornton and her husband, Ron, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Jan and Jubil Zimmerman, Dana and Andy Wilbarger, Rhonda Gail, Jack Gober, Tonya and Todd Tillman, Stephen and Julie Brazzel, Kim Brazzel, Leighana Thornton, Anthony and Raye Thornton; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Frances and Thelma England; and a brother, Charles Frances ``Bugs'' England.
Pallbearers will be Jack W. Gober, Anthony Thornton, Jubal Zimmerman, Todd Tillman, Dewitt England and Finley England.
Davis-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GRACE SUE WILSON BYRD
Grace Sue Wilson Byrd, 81, of Veribest died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at her daughter's residence.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, in Mullins Cemetery in Veribest with the Rev. Jose Vasquez of Veribest United Methodist Church and Don Bailey, chaplain of Vista Family Hospice, officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Bullard to Luke and Mattie Wilson. She married Curtis W. Byrd Oct. 5, 1935. She lived in Byrd and later in Veribest where she lived the rest of her life. She spent many enjoyable summers in Ruidoso, N.M., with her family. She was a homemaker and a member of the Veribest United Methodist Church where she served on the building committee of the new church built in 1960. Grace had resided with her loving daughter in San Angelo for the past eight years because of her health.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Luke E., Luther M., Hamilton and Paul Wilson; and sister, Beaulah Collins.
Grace is survived by one daughter, Barbara, of San Angelo; two grandsons, Dee Burrage and daughter, Melissa, of San Angelo; Tim Burrage and wife, Christie, and children, Brandon and Kaitlyn of Veribest; granddaughter, Lori Griffin and husband, David, and children, Garrett and Haley of Ruidoso; two sisters, Bea White of San Angelo; Jo Johnson of Veribest; brother, Ralph Wilson of Charleston, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Lillie Wilson, Ora Reavis, Ester Byrd and Bea Narwood; special niece, Susie Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
Also there are special friends, Randy Russell and Mary, Nonie Elizondo, Francis Tijerina, Mitzie Dietz, Olivia Acosta and Sheree Jeschke. Special thanks to Dr. Vayden Stanley, Linda Lucas and Debbie Luna of Vista Family Hospice.
Family requests memorials by made to Veribest United Methodist Church, Adult Day Care and Vista Family Hospice.

Ruby Lavizzo
Ruby Mae Lavizzo, 80, of San Angelo died Friday, July 2, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Baptist Church with burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Arrangements are by Starks Funeral Home.
She was born April 8, 1919, in Taylor. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Joe Lewis Josey of Bakersfield, Calif.; 10 daughters, Janice Harris and Annette Osborne, both of San Angelo, Mary Redmon of Van Nuys, Calif., Elizabeth Mathews of Bakersfield, Sharon West of Baton Rouge, La., Brenda Lavizzo of Bedford, Cynthia Draughn of Rocky Mount, N.C., Patricia Lavizzo of Lubbock, Wanda Lavizzo of Arlington and Frances Lavizzo of Hephzibah, Ga.; 30 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Shirley Pierce
Shirley Marie Pierce, 74, of Austin and formerly of San Angelo, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at her residence.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., and had been a resident of San Angelo for 26 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include her children, Karen Lynn Pierce of San Antonio, Steven Dean Pierce of Tulsa, Okla., and Natalie Jane Warick and Laura Susan Dickens, both of Austin; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

D.B. Aldridge
GOLDTHWAITE - D. B. ``Dud'' Aldridge, 96, of the Democrat community died Monday, July 5, 1999, in a Brownwood hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Dudley Cemetery in Democrat.
He was born July 6, 1902, in Democrat. He was a rancher and a Methodist. He had been a trustee for the Federal Land Bank, had served on the school board and was a member of the Comanche Rodeo Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Cason of Brownwood; a son, James Donald Aldridge of Democrat; two sisters, Elizabeth Hodges and Josephine Johnson, both of Democrat; a granddaughter and a great-grandson; and numerous nieces.

Adele Hargroves
BRADY - Adele Hargroves, 85, of Melvin died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in Brady.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Melvin Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 25, 1913, in Melvin and was a lifetime resident. She was a bookkeeper and co-operated Melvin Feed & Seed. She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church of Melvin.
Survivors include a son, R.L. Hargroves of Melvin; a sister-in-law, Norma Malmstrom of Melvin and a brother-in-law, Bill Hargroves of Brady; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Stephen Bundren
AUSTIN - Stephen S. Bundren, 51, of Austin died July 1, 1999, in Austin.
Memorial service was July 3 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Arrangements were by Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home.
He was born Feb. 21, 1928, in San Angelo.
Survivors include a son, Adam Bundren of Bedias; his father, George Bundren of San Angelo; his mother, Henrietta Bundren of Coleman; and a sister, Georgan Healer of Brownwood.

John Shanks
BIG SPRING - John W. Shanks, 61, of the Blue Sage West community died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Proctor. He was a retired mechanical maintenance superintendent for Phillips Petroleum Corp. and was a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Burrows of Lubbock and Staci Bobbitt of Okarche, Okla.; seven brothers, Autov Shanks of the Blue Sage community, Charlie Shanks, Wade Shanks, Clim Shanks and Howard Shanks, all of Big Spring, Grover Shanks of Lake Brownwood and Doyle Shanks of Proctor Lake; two sisters, Jimmye Burks and Mae Shanks, both of Big Spring; and a granddaughter.

Joshua Calder
LLANO - Joshua Glenn Calder, 15, of Llano died Sunday, July 4, 1999, in San Antonio.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church with burial in Llano City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
He was born April 19, 1984, in Llano and had been a lifetime resident. He was a student at Llano High School.
Survivors include his parents, Royce Glenn and Mary Lee Calder of Llano; a sister, Mary Angela Kirby of San Marcos; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Calder of Dublin; maternal grandmother, Mary Myrick of Llano; two aunts, Penny Myrick and Lou Ann Gifford; an uncle, Travis Calder; and a great-uncle, Fred Myrick.

Vivian Harvey
BIG SPRING - Vivian ``Peachie'' Harvey, 86, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born Aug. 8, 1912, in Callahan County and had been a resident of Big Spring since 1925. She worked as a secretary for 12 years before retiring and was a member of Birdwell Lane Church of Christ.
Survivors include her son, Harry Harvey of Bossier City, La.; a brother, John L. Appleton of Big Spring two granddaughters, Susie Ainsworth of Shreveport, La., and Shannon Bazo of Bossier City; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

Eltie Pettitt
BIG SPRING - Eltie Pettitt, 88, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born Oct. 30, 1910, in Quitman and had been a resident of Howard County since 1945. She was a homemaker and a member of the North Birdwell Lane United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dan Pettitt of Midland and Leeon Pettitt of Big Spring; a brother, J.L. Bellomy of Sand Point, Idaho; a sister, Dovie Lorene Tibbits of Blue Hill, Maine; five grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Elias Nayfa
SWEETWATER - Elias Eddie Nayfa, 55, of Arlington died Monday, July 5, 1999, in an Arlington hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in McCoy Chapel of Memories with burial in Garden of Memories.
He was born Jan. 31, 1944, in Roscoe and had been a resident of Arlington for two years coming from Sweetwater. An Army veteran, he was an artist, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of Sweetwater Lodge 571, Suez Shrine Temple in San Angelo and First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Nayfa of Arlington; two daughters, Vanessa Nayfa of Gilbert, Ariz., and Elisa Nayfa of San Angelo; three sisters, Almaz Webb of Loraine, Maureen Dieb of Dallas and Betty Dement of Odessa; his mother, Ruby Nayfa of Sweetwater; two grandchildren.

Elisa Ortiz
ALPINE - Elisa C. Ortiz, 90, of Marathon died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at her residence.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Mary's Church in Marathon. Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church with burial in Marathon Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 16, 1908, in Shafter and had been a longtime resident of the Big Bend area. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Willie Ortiz of Midland; four daughters, Estela Macias and Julia Pinedo, both of Marathon, Irene Ramirez of Pecos and Olivia Garcia of Kermit; a brother, Ventura Contreras of Copperas Cove; a sister, Susana Ybarra of California; 41 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Otis Wyckoff
BRADY - Otis Wyckoff, 85, died Monday, July 5, 1999, in Brady.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 2, 1913, in Hope, N.M. He was a veteran of World War II, a custodian and was a Methodist.
Survivors include a stepson, Bobby Diehl of Corsicana; a stepdaughter, Delores Bush of Houston; a half sister, Helen Lucas of Pottsville; a stepsister, Nancy Griggs of Tatum, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

J.T. Miles
COPPERAS COVE - J.T. Miles, 86, of San Saba died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in a Brownwood hospital.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m Thursday in San Saba City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Sheppard Memorial Funeral Home.
He was born April 20, 1913, in Goldthwaite. He was a self-employed painter and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Miles, two daughters, Marie Vaughan and Dennie Poer, all of San Saba; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Katherine Lange
MASON - Katherine Karlita Lange, 84, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, in a local care center.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church with burial in Gooch Cemetery. Arrangements are by Mason Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 14, 1914, in Mason County and had been a lifetime resident. She was Lutheran.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin Lange of Mason; a son, Aubrey Lange of Mertzon; a daughter, Gretchen Qualls of Pleasanton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Refugia Costilla
DEL RIO - Refugia M. Costilla, 82, died Monday, July 5, 1999, in a local hospital.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today and Thursday in G.W. Cox Memorial Funeral Chapel. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in Del Rio Memorial Park.
She was born Sept. 28, 1916, in Zaragosa, Coahuila, Mexico.
Survivors include her children, Lupe Costilla of Del Rio, Belia Hernandez of Laredo, Bertha Sosa of Fort Worth, Rudy Costilla and Carmen Ortega, both of San Antonio, and Janie Flores of Houston; a foster daughter, Gloria Moncivais of Del Rio; three brothers, Jose Moncivais of Plainview, Jesus Moncivais of San Angelo, and Alfonso Moncivais of Del Rio; two sisters, Anita Garcia and Maria Garcia, both of Del Rio; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

RICARDO LOPEZ
Ricardo Lopez, 48, of Mescalero, N.M., died July 3, 1999, in University Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.
Private family service will be at a later time.
Ricardo was born April 1, 1951, in Rotan, Texas.
He was preceded in death by a son, Little Richard Lopez, and a brother, Sammy Lopez.
Survivors include his children, Roxann Lopez and Rebecca Lopez, both of San Angelo, Rachel Lopez, Daisy Lopez and Ricardo Lopez, all of Mescalero, N.M.; four grandchildren; his mother, Elvira Y. Lopez of San Angelo; his father and stepmother, Andrew Lopez Sr. and Mona Lopez of Mescalero, N.M.; grandparents, Gabriel and Juanita Tarin of San Angelo; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Andrew Lopez Jr. and Mary, Carlos Lopez and Teresa, John F. Lopez and Theresa and Jaime Lopez and Birdie, all of San Angelo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

ELAINE MILLS KINSEY
Elaine Kinsey, 97, was born in Canton, Texas, to Edward and Cora Mills on May 2, 1902, She died peacefully on Sunday, July 4, 1999, in Houston. She married Lloyd King Kinsey in 1930 and bore two sons, one of whom died in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death.
``Mama Lane,'' as she was known to her family and friends, leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, James and Berma Kinsey of Houston; three grandchildren, Victoria, Samuel and Adam Kinsey and Adam's wife, Keri, as well as two great-grandchildren, Ruben Espaillat and Stuart Kinsey.
She also is survived by nine nieces and nephews and numerous grand- and great-grandnieces and nephews.
She was a dedicated teacher who loved learning and her students. Among the attendees at her 95th birthday celebration were students she had taught more than 50 years ago. Mama Lane began her teaching career at the age of 18 and continued in that profession until her retirement in 1967, with the lapse of a few years of child raising.
She earned a B.A. degree from East Texas State Teachers College in 1926 and an M.Ed. from Texas Tech University in 1951. She taught school many years in San Angelo, which she considered her permanent home, and in Midland. She was a person of steadfast faith, great courage and a sense of adventure. She was strongly attached to her extended family and a circle of friends and former students with whom she maintained faithful correspondence and telephone contact.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, July 9, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens immediately after the ceremony.
Memorial donations may be made to;
Baptist Memorials Foundation
902 N. Main 
San Angelo, TX 76903 
or to 
The Hospice at Texas Medical Center 
1905 Holcombe Blvd. 
Houston, TX 77030.

HELEN GOBER
BROWNWOOD - Helen England Gober, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, age 82, of Abilene passed away Sunday, July 4, 1999, at her home.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, in Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Eastlawn Memorial Park. Viewing was at the Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home in Abilene until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and at Davis-Morris Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time. Family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home in Abilene.
Helen England Gober was born June 29, 1917, in Brown County and was raised in Brownwood. On Oct. 15, 1932, at age 15, she became the bride and lifelong partner of Walter Gober. In the early years of their marriage they moved to Odessa. Throughout their marriage Helen balanced the roles of successful wife, mother and business woman; a generation before her time. Side by side they founded many business ventures, including Gober & Sons Inc. and Odessa Venetian Blind Co. which is still operated by a nephew. In addition to their business activities, Helen was an active member of the First Baptist Church and various PTA's.
Upon retirement Helen and Walter moved to Lake Amstead and then to Lake Spence where she was a member of the Pecan Baptist Church. Helen taught Sunday school and participated in missions activities. Both lake homes served as family gathering spots where loving lifelong memories were made and shared through generations.
Anyone who knew Helen will miss her as there will never be another like her: devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Gober of Abilene; brother, Jack England and wife, Ruth, of Gun Barrel City; sister-in-law, Ina Bell England of Del Rio; sister, Margie Carter of Temple; half brother, Jimmy England of Georgia; half sister, Nancy Cotton of Cleburne; son, David Gober and his wife, Grace, of Abilene; son, Jack Gober and wife, Maggie, of Odessa; daughter, Anna Brazzel and her husband, Ray, of Abilene; daughter, Margie Thornton and her husband, Ron, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Jana and Jubal Zimmerman, Dana and Andy Wilbarger, Rhonda Gail, Jack Gober, Tonya and Todd Tillman, Stephen and Julie Brazzel, Kim Brazzel, Leighana Thornton, Anthony and Raye Thornton; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Frances and Thelma England; and a brother, Charles Frances ``Bugs'' England.
Pallbearers were Jack W. Gober, Anthony Thornton, Jubal Zimmerman, Todd Tillman, DeWitt England and Finley England.
Davis-Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RUBEN TAMBUNGA
Ruben ``Booba'' Tambunga, 20, of San Angelo died Sunday, July 4, 1999.
Service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Ruben was born March 11, 1979, in San Angelo. He was employed by H-E-B Food Store.
Survivors include his father, Ruben R. Tambunga Jr. of Ozona; his mother, Magdalena Tambunga of Houston; sister, Christi J. Alvarado and husband, Willie, of San Angelo; half sister, Terry Gonzales of Austin; half brother, Derold Vargas of Midland; grandmothers, Maria R. Sorola of Eagle Pass and Lelia Tambunga of Ozona; four nephews; three aunts, Florence Ramirez of San Angelo, and Maria R. Mendez and Teresa Sorola, both of Eagle Pass; two uncles, Mario Sorola of Austin and Gustavo Sorola of Eagle Pass; and numerous cousins.
Pallbearers will be Eric Martinez, David Martinez, Nahum Obregon, Jesse Rodriquez, Jose Angel Mendez, Sergio Cardenas, Tony Aragon and Gustavo Sorola III.

JERRY MADISON PROCTOR
DALLAS - Jerry Madison Proctor, 59, of Richardson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 5, 1999. Jerry was a sweet husband, father, brother, uncle, in-law and friend. He fought a courageous fight against lung cancer, and his strength and spirit were a great inspiration to all those whose lives he touched.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Helen Harlin Proctor; daughter, Mrs. John B. (Deanna) Kiernan of Broken Arrow, Okla.; daughter, Mrs. Brad (Cami) McMillan of Garland; grandchildren, Madison J'Nell, 8, and Tyler, 4, and Kiernan and Tanner, McMillan, 2. Jerry was preceded in death by his younger brother, Johnny Proctor, but is survived by two brothers, Jim and Gene Proctor and their families; four sisters, Marie Bowley, Gloria Pickens, Virginia Grounds and Janie McMillan and their families, as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
Jerry was born in Hobbs, N.M., on March 17, 1940, but was raised in Snyder, Texas. He married Helen Harlin on Sept. 1, 1963, in Snyder, where they began their life together. In 1986 they moved to Richardson and he began working for GTE. Jerry was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his work.
Viewing will be at Restland Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 8. The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Service will be at 3 p.m Friday, July 9, at Abundant Life Church, 1717 Castle Drive, Garland, Texas. Pastor Glynn Davis will officiate. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park.

LETA PAYNE FAVERS GIBBS
Leta Payne Favers Gibbs passed away peacefully Monday, July 5, 1999, in New Braunfels, Texas, at the age of 70.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m Thursday, July 8, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel officiated by the Rev. James Mitchell, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Gibbs was born June 1, 1929, in Eden to George and Leta (Stephens) Favors. She married James Blair Gibbs Oct. 26, 1948, in San Angelo. She was a retired medical assistant, and she was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church for many years.
She is survived by her husband, James Blair Gibbs; two daughters, Sandra Gibbs Horne and Phyllis Ann Schwartz; and son, Thomas Aaron Gibbs; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW Ninth Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494.

CLAUDIA DUBOIS
ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Claudia Ann Dubois, age 56, of 104 Oak Street, Adairsville, died Tuesday morning, July 6, 1999, at Ridgewood Manor in Dalton following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Concho County, Texas, Jan. 11, 1943, daughter of Willis Calder and Bobbi Laverne McPherson Calder. She had been employed by Hanson Farms Nursery and attended Adairsville Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Dubois of Adairsville to whom she was married Aug. 4, 1984; two sons, Rickey Gamblin of Bangs, Texas, and Lonnie Gamblin of Brownwood, Texas; four daughters, Shelly Hamilton of Adairsville, Christy Gregory of Abita Springs, La., Faith Archer of Mississippi and Denise Dubois of Folsom, La.; one brother, Roy B. White of Duncanville; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 9, in Barton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Milton Rainey and Curt Hershey officiating. Interment will follow in George's Creek Cemetery, Cleburne, Texas, at a later date.
The family will receive friends at the Barton Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 8.
R. Dudley Barton and son Funeral Home, Adairsville is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Claudia Ann Dubois.


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