Mary L. Shields, 65, of Carlsbad died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at her
residence. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church
with burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's
Funeral Home. She was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Granger. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart. Survivors include
her husband, Gene Shields of Carlsbad; a son, Don Shields of Norton; two
daughters, Helen Ray of Denver and Janie Alonzo of Austin; a brother, Lin
Davis of Victoria; two sisters, Liz Hooper and Kathy Ongley, both of Sahuarita,
Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
STERLING CITY - Katherine Gartman, infant daughter of Truman and Jennifer
Gartman of Kingsville, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Corpus Christi.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m today in Foster Cemetery. Arrangements
are by Ross Funeral Home. Katherine was born Nov. 23, 1997, in Kingsville.
Survivors include her parents; a sister, Tori Gartman of Kingsville; paternal
grandparents, Robert and Louise Gartman of Miles; maternal grandparents,
Daniel Lisenko of South Bend, Ind., and James and Mary Wagers of Rye; and
maternal great-grandparents, Walter and Charity Zimmerman of Anza, Calif.,
and Richard and Barbara Sauseman of Bend, Ind.
McALLEN - Tomasa Negrete Mendoza, 72, of Edinburg died Feb. 25, 1999,
in McAllen. Service was Feb. 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish with burial
in Valley Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Virgil Wilson Funeral
Home. She was born March 7, 1926, in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico. Survivors
include her husband, Jesus Negrete Dena of Edinburg; four sons, Jesus Negrete
Jr. of McAllen, David Negrete of Austin, Jose Alfredo Negrete of Monterrey,
Mexico, and Agustin Negrete of Edinburg; two daughters, Martha Elena "Marty"
Negrete Tapp of San Angelo and Maria Del Lourdes Gatling of Austin; a brother,
Salvador Mendoza, and two sisters, Maria Luisa Gonzalez and Carmela Hernandez,
all of Leon Guanajuato; and 15 grandchildren.
LLANO - Betty Jean Harden Talley, 59, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999,
in Llano. Service will be at 4 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with
burial in Llano City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Home. She was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Kerrville and was a lifetime
resident of Llano. She owned and operated Betty's Day Care and was a member
of the Llano Eastern Star, Llano Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the
First Baptist Church. She was a board member of the Llano County Community
Center. Survivors include her husband, Billy Gene Talley of Llano; two
daughters, Kathy Stephenson of Kingsland and Judy Hopson of Llano; four
sisters, Mildred Pair of San Angelo, Joyce Lackey and Bessie Dow, both
of Llano, and June Rusch of New Braunfels; three brothers, Bud Harden of
Denton, and Beverly Harden and W.L. Harden, both of Llano; three grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
BROWNWOOD - Opal Leola Wilder White, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999.
Service was at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Greenleaf Cemetery. She was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Brownwood
and was a lifetime resident. She was a member of the Belle Plain Baptist
Church. Survivors include her husband, William H. "Bill" White; four children,
William White of Garland, Deola Mitts of San Angelo, Delora Mathews of
Cedar Park and Craig White of Watauga; a brother, Ollen Hester Wilder of
Early; eight grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.
PECOS - Nick Jurado, 61, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at his residence.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Pecos Funeral Home. Service will be
at noon Saturday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with burial in Greenwood
Cemetery. He was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Marfa and had lived in Pecos since
1955. He was a retired test track driver and a Catholic. Survivors include
his wife, Isabel A. Jurado of Pecos; two sons, Rudy Jurado of Pecos and
Larry Jurado of Santa Fe, N.M.; two daughters, Margaret Stanton of San
Francisco and Patsy Buchanan of San Antonio; two brothers, Esteban Jurado
and Antonio Jurado, both of Marfa; a sister, Juanita Duran of Torrence,
Calif.; and six grandchildren.
FREDRICKSBURG - June Pricella Roberts Stricklin, 70, died Thursday,
March 4, 1999, in a local nursing home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday
in Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel with graveside service at 3:30 p.m. in
Rio Frio Cemetery in Rio Frio. She was born June 22, 1928, in Foster. She
was a park ranger at Guadalupe State Park in Boerne. Survivors include
two daughters, Connie Phillips of Fredericksburg and Paula Dennis of Baytown;
fours sons, George W. Jones of Portland, Wash., James Stricklin of California,
and Walter Stricklin and Donnie Stricklin, both of Houston; a brother,
Milton Roberts of Texarkana; three sisters, Martha Stanko of San Antonio,
and Helen Guttmann and Donna White, both of Houston; five grandchildren;
and five greatgrandchildren.
STANTON - Ina Lucille Swanson, 86, of Stanton died Thursday, March
4, 1999, in Big Spring. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in
Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Gilbreath Funeral Home. She
was born Aug. 29, 1912, in Jack County and had been a resident of Stanton
since 1996. She was a homemaker, a restaurant cook and a member of the
Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Harold W. Swanson of Iowa
Park and Bobby R. Swanson of Odessa; two daughters, Norma L. Wren of Stanton
and JoAnn Lane of Odessa; a brother, Calvin Jackson of Bristow, Okla.;
17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven greatgreat-grandchildren.
ODESSA - Courtney Bush Watson, 89, of Notrees died Thursday, March
4, 1999, in a local hospital. Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Hubbard-Kelly
Chapel with burial at 3 p.m. in Grape Creek Cemetery. He was born March
18, 1909, in Beaumont and had been a resident of Notrees since 1948. He
was a retired foreman for Shell Oil Co. and a member of the First Christian
Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Gregory of Devine; a son,
Milton Cody Watson of Big Spring; a brother, Paul Wayne Watson of Van;
three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
BALLINGER - Johnnie E. Dunn, 86, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in a
local nursing home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rains-Seale Funeral
Home Chapel with burial in Old Runnels Cemetery. He was born July 29, 1912,
in Jones County and had been a lifetime resident of Ballinger. He was a
self-employed carpenter and a member of the Avenue B Church of Christ in
San Angelo. Survivors include his wife, Lola Lorene Nelson Dunn of Ballinger;
a son, Earl Dunn of Ballinger; two daughters, Nora Tischler and Lola Jean
Drummond, both of Winters; a brother, Sidney Dunn of San Angelo; four sisters,
Elsie Wheeless, Mary Longest, Ruby Lutton and Edith Bradley, all of San
Angelo; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.
BIG SPRING - Thomas "Ted" Daniels, 85, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999,
at his residence. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Myers & Smith
Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Trinity Memorial Park. He was born Oct.
3, 1913, in Hood County and had been a resident of Howard County since
1928. He was a heavy equipment operator for 35 years and was a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Melvin Daniels and Jimmie Daniels, both of
Big Spring; a brother, William Daniels of Granbury; three grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
KERRVILLE - Elva Pickens, 84, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in a local
care center. Services are pending at Overby Funeral Home.
KERRVILLE - Angeline Chapman, 83, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in
a local care center. Services are pending at Kerrville Funeral Home.
PAULINE SHAW PIXLEY
Pauline Shaw Pixley was born Aug. 13, 1914, in Carlsbad and passed
away Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Houston at Brighton Gardens, Tanglewood.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Pixley, in 1978. She is survived
by her sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Bobbie Ann Pixley of Canyon
Lake, Tim and Pat Pixley of Houston; by her daughter and son-in-law, Pam
and Sidney Hale of Colorado City; and by her five grandchildren, Mark and
Keith Pixley, Clay and Amy Hale and Katie Pixley. Mrs. Pixley retired from
the State of Texas San Angelo State School in Carlsbad in 1979. She was
a past member of Rebekah Lodge No. 76 of San Angelo. She was a past member
of the First Baptist Church in Carlsbad. Mrs. Pixley was a loving, devoted
wife, mother and grandmother and an active member of the Shaw family reunions,
held from the 1940s through the 1990s, that were filled with love and laughter.
May she rest in peace. Funeral service will be at noon Friday, March 5,
in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial
EVELYN A. TAYLOR
Evelyn A. Taylor, 95, of San Angelo died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in
a Sterling City nursing home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday,
March 5, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Pastor Faith Jensen,
interim pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church. Entombment will follow in the
Mausoleum at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Taylor was born May 8, 1903,
in Guttenberg, Iowa, to Thomas and Augusta (Ruthop) Harvey. She married
William Thomas Taylor, and he preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1978. Mrs.
Taylor was active in Home Demonstration, the Garden Club, Eastern Star
and the Royal Neighbors. She was a loving homemaker and a charter member
of Calvary Lutheran Church. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law,
William T. Taylor Jr. and Joi Taylor of San Angelo; a daughter and son-in-law,
Marlys K. Reynolds and Hugh E. Reynolds of Midland; one grandson; seven
granddaughters; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, June H. Bass of Portland,
Ore., a sister-in-law, Dorothy M. Crane of Sequim, Wash.; three nephews;
and two nieces. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of the
Sterling County Nursing Home for the love, care and support of Evelyn Taylor
and her family during her stay with them.
MARY LOU WHITEHEAD SHATTUCK
Mary Lou Whitehead Shattuck of San Angelo peacefully passed away surrounded
by her loving family and friends Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at her home.
Funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, in Johnson's Funeral
Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Don Bailey. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven
Memorial Gardens. Mary Lou was born Nov. 21, 1934, in Georgetown to Wayne
O. Whitehead and Minnie (Cox) Whitehead. She married Donald Pat Shattuck
Aug. 15, 1952, in Big Lake. They raised three loving children in Iraan,
where she was city office manager prior to moving to Thornton, Colo., eventually
returning to San Angelo. Mary Lou was a strong Christian, secure in her
faith in God. She was a member of Southland Baptist Church. She is survived
by her loving and dedicated husband, Donald Pat Shattuck; her children,
Donna M. Thorp, Donald W. Shattuck and wife, Stacy, and Timothy L. Shattuck
and wife, Pansy Elizabeth; five grandchildren, Christine Thorp, Patrick
Thorp, Sarah Thorp, Nathan Shattuck and Nikki Shattuck; three sisters,
Corene Noblitt, Margie Doss and husband, Bud, and Doris Merryfield; a brother,
Bill Whitehead and wife, Shirley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers
will be Don Shattuck, Tim Shattuck, Daniel Elliott, Jim Noblitt, Travis
Elliott and Ralph Garrett. The family would like to extend a special thank
you to the following people who greatly enriched Mary Lou's life, including
Bernice Cano, Betty Bishop, Frances Hernandez, Jeann Bates and all the
members of Vista Care Family Hospice. The family requests that memorials
be made to Vista Care Family Hospice, 1121 S. Bryant Blvd., San Angelo,
TX 76903 or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
LOU VARGA DEATON
OZONA - Lou Varga Deaton of Ozona passed away Tuesday, March 2, 1999.
Mrs. Deaton was born Feb. 26, 1933, in Del Rio to Bill and Mary Varga.
She was a member of the Ozona United Methodist Church and sang in the choir.
Mrs. Deaton worked as a teacher's aide in the Ozona Public School System
for many years. Lou served as president of the Ozona Garden Club and was
a lifetime member of the Pandale Study Club. She served as past president
of the Ozona Woman's League and chairman of the cookbook committee. Lou
also served as liaison of the Crockett County Public Library. She is survived
by her husband of 49 years, Buster Deaton; her son, Jesse, his wife, Tey,
and one grandson, Logan Deaton of Marshall; her son, Craig Deaton of Ozona;
and daughter, Denise Ueckert of San Antonio. Lou also is survived by her
sister, Billie Lindley and husband, Vic; and several nieces, nephews and
cousins. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Ozona
United Methodist Church with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements
are by Preddy Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crockett
County Public Library.
Loraine Robbins Berger (Granny "B"), 74, of San Angelo passed away
March 3, 1999, at her home. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 6, in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa with the Rev. Robert Fletcher
officiating. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home. Granny "B"
was born in Wynona, Osage County, Okla., July 12, 1924, to H.O. "Skinny"
Robbins and Bessie Brown Robbins. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and a
wonderful Granny "B." She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years,
Irvin C. "Cotton" Berger. They had lived in Odessa for 43 years until they
retired to Oak Creek Lake in 1979, then relocated to San Angelo. She is
survived by a daughter, Sharon Ann Berger Martin of San Angelo; sons, Charles
Berry Berger and wife, Pam, of McCamey and Richard Scott Berger and wife,
Carol Jean, of Odessa; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; three stepgrandchildren;
four stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Jessie Lee Sims of Farmington,
N.M., Billie Jean Barnes of Lubbock and Pasty Ruth Cline of Kemp; and also
many nieces and nephews and lots of good friends. [as]Lovely is the universe,
O Lord; Teach us to be unafraid of the vastness that lies about us and
above us in the skies. May she be remembered as a good wife, mother and
Granny "B" to all her children and to those that needed her,and she was
ready to be with Daddy again.
BARBARA ANN GOFORTH
Barbara Ann Goforth, 62, of San Angelo died at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday,
March 3, 1999, in Shannon Medical Center. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 6, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with Calvin Warpula officiating.
Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Barbara was born Dec.
1, 1936, in Pampa. She was a loving housewife, mother and grandmother.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Claude Roberson; her mother
and stepfather, Velma Weeks Davis and Tom Davis. Barbara was married to
Roland C. "Sarge" Goforth on Oct. 13, 1953, in Woodson. Survivors include
her husband, Roland "Sarge" Goforth of San Angelo; four children, Donny
Goforth of Odessa, Debbie Goforth of San Angelo and Dorinda Boswell and
husband, David, of San Angelo and Damon Goforth of San Angelo; five grandchildren,
Kristina Goforth, Alia Goforth, Jordan Boswell, Hayden Boswell and Meagan
Elozondo; daughters-in-law, Phyllis Goforth and Christy Goforth; one sister,
Gloria Jean Burnett of Eastland; two brothers, Tommy Roberson and John
Roberson, both of Abilene; and special friends, Betty Minor, Sharon Urbantke
and Kathleen Guthals.
RUBY ANN (MENKE) SCHWARTZ
God has called home His special angel, Ruby Ann Schwartz, on Thursday,
March 4, 1999, in Shannon Medical Center. Ruby was born March 11, 1933,
in Victoria to Paul and Alma (Wehlmann) Menke. A rosary will be said by
Father Barry McLean at 7 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Johnson's Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at St. Ambrose Catholic
Church in Wall with Monsignor Larry Droll presiding. Mother will be buried
in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. All her life, Mom enjoyed the many family
and church gatherings that she and Dad attended. Music and dancing always
were a large part of their life together and brought them many, many hours
of happiness. Mother's pride and joy were her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She will always be affectionately known to all of
us as "Ma-Maw." Mom's tender heart and kind spirit touched the lives of
so many people, and her sweet smile and hugs will live in our hearts forever.
Along with her family, Ruby's greatest joy came from playing her accordion
with her sister, Allene, as "The Squeezebox Sisters." Together they would
travel across Texas performing at various events and festivals. She especially
enjoyed playing for private groups at retirement and nursing homes. Performing
was a service of great inspiration for her. Mother is survived by the Love
of her life, Alfonse, whom she was married to on April 22, 1952, in Wall.
Also surviving are her children and their spouses, Janice and Chuck Sage
of Olympia, Wash., Donna and Mike Johnston of San Angelo, Joyce and Charlie
Sears of Carlsbad, Doug and Lori Schwartz of Carlsbad and Janene and Dusty
Gifford of Carlsbad; two sisters, Allen Presley of San Angelo and Waldine
Benton of Santa Anna; grandchildren, Wesley Counts of San Angelo, Wendy
Counts of San Angelo, Greg Hayes and fiancee, Heather Reeves, of Lynnwood,
Wash., Colin Hayes of Lynnwood, Cody Sage of Yelm, Wash., Kelly Leon of
Yelm, Michael Johnston of San Angelo, Jennifer Johnston of San Angelo,
Josh Sears of Carlsbad, Justin Sears of Carlsbad, Christy Sears of Carlsbad,
Drew Schwartz of Carlsbad, Macie Schwartz of Carlsbad, Ethan Gifford of
Carlsbad and Cole Gifford of Carlsbad; and great-grandchildren, McKenna
Counts of San Angelo, Emileigh Counts of San Angelo, Britnee Counts of
San Angelo and Dylan Leon of Yelm. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents;
her eldest daughter, Debbie Counts; son-inlaw, Gregory Hail; and grandson,
Jaylon Sears. Mom was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Carlsbad.
The family asks that memorials be sent to either the American Heart Association
or the American Diabetes Association.
Rest in Peace
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's Will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth -
You shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!
George Gosnell, 64, of San Angelo died Friday, March 5, 1999, in a
local hospital. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home. Billy Thigpen
Billy Roy Thigpen, 68, of San Angelo died in Odessa. Services are pending
at Johnson's Funeral Home. Esther Ponce
Esther Ramirez Ponce, 74, of San Angelo died Friday, March 5, 1999,
at her residence. Services are pending at Robert Massie Funeral Home.
Charles D. Nichols, 43, of San Angelo died Wednesday, March 3, 1999,
in Iowa Park.
Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Lawnhaven Memorial
Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 17, 1955, in Abilene and was a longtime resident of
San Angelo. He was a self-employed painter.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Marion McEntyre and Lester
McEntyre of San Angelo; a brother, Jim Nichols of San Angelo; two sisters,
Laurie Harp of Dallas and Priscilla McEntyre of Amarillo; and his grandmother,
Mabel Clark of San Angelo.
SWEETWATER - Charles Lee Brazil, 42, of Roscoe died Wednesday, March
3, 1999, at his residence.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church
Chapel in Roscoe. Arrangements were by McCoy Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 25, 1956, in Houston and had lived in the Midland-Odessa
area for the past few years. He was a chemist for Halliburton Company.
Survivors include his mother, Ina McFaul Mealer of Abilene; and a brother,
Gerald Brazil of Midland.
KERRVILLE - Charles M. "Grandpa" Talley, 66, died Thursday, March 4,
Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Overby Funeral Home Chapel
with burial at 2:30 p.m. in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
He was born July 25, 1932, in Phoenix City, Ala.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Talley of Kerrville; a daughter,
Margaret Griffith, and a son, Edward Talley Sr., both of Kerrville; a sister,
Evelyn Campbell of Columbus, Ga.; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces
Jesus Flores Sr.
SAN SABA - Jesus Flores Sr., 89, of San Saba died Thursday, March 4,
1999, in Brownwood.
Rosary will be at 8 p.m. today in Howell-Doran Funeral Chapel. Service
will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in San
Saba City Cemetery.
He was born July 19, 1909, in San Saba and was a lifetime resident.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Jesus Flores Jr. of San Saba; three brothers,
Adolpho Flores of San Saba, and Rudolpho Flores and Trinidad Flores, both
of California; two sisters, Teresa Jimene and Delores Mendiola, both of
San Saba; and several nieces and nephews.
BRADY - Bessie Mae Fields, 84, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Brady.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Rest Haven Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 31, 1914, in Lampasas County. She was an office manager
and a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, W.R. Fields and Fletcher Fields, both of
Brady; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
BIG SPRING - Lee Roy Hunt, 72, of Big Spring died Thursday, March 4,
1999, at his residence.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel with burial in Foster Cemetery in Sterling County.
He was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Archer City and was a longtime resident
of the Garden City area. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was
owner and operator of Lee Roy Hunt Trucking for more than 20 years, retiring
in October 1998.
Survivors include three sons, Lee Roy "Bud" Hunt Jr. and Jack Hunt,
both of Big Spring, and Charley D. Hunt of Blackmon, Ohio; a brother, Charlie
Hunt of Kermit; a sister, Pearla Faye O'Brien of Albany; and a grandson.
ROSCOE - Jack Meares, 75, of Roscoe died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in
a Lubbock hospital.
Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with burial
in Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are by McCoy Funeral Home.
He was born June 17, 1923, in Lamesa. He was a schoolteacher and a
member of the First Baptist Church and Texas-New Mexico Floral Association.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Meares of Roscoe; a daughter, Jan
Meares of Lubbock; a son, Wayne Meares of Roscoe; two brothers, Bill Meares
and Lloyd Meares, both of Lamesa; and two grandsons.
SWEETWATER - Harold Birdwell Howe, 87, died Friday, March 5, 1999,
in a local hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in McCoy Chapel of Memories with military
graveside rites in Sweetwater Cemetery.
He was born May 20, 1911, in Sweetwater and was a lifetime resident.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 2479.
Survivors include a brother, Richard "Dick" Howe of Bluffton; two sisters,
Mary Freeman of Dallas and Mildred Reed of Lake Jackson; three stepsons,
Don Haggerton and Morris Haggerton, both of Wimberley, and Norris Haggerton
of Wichita Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
Cecil Davis Sr.
TAHOKA - Cecil M. Davis Sr., 84, of Pilot Point died Thursday, March
4, 1999, in a Denton hospital.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today in Nevels Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements are by White Funeral Home.
He was born March 18, 1914, in Vera and had lived in Lubbock, San Angelo
and Tahoka prior to moving to Pilot Point in 1997. He had been a foreman
for the city of San Angelo for 23 years prior to his retirement.
Survivors include two sons, Cecil M. Davis Jr. of Pilot Point and Clois
Ray Davis of San Angelo; four brothers, Tommy Davis of Slaton, Marlo Davis
and Floyd Davis, both of Lubbock, and Arta Lee Davis of California; two
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
BRADY - Hazel Burwell, 94, died Friday, March 5, 1999, in a local nursing
center. Arrangements are by Leatherwood Colonial Funeral Home.
BIG SPRING - Edward E. Smith, 56, of Gail died Friday, March 5, 1999,
in a local hospital. Services are pending at Nalley-Pickle & Welch
BIG SPRING - Rodney Tiller, 70, of Big Spring died Friday, March 5,
1999, in an Abilene hospital. Services are pending at Nalley-Pickle &
Welch Funeral Home.
KERRVILLE - Olga Graham, 81, of Camp Wood died Friday, March 5, 1999,
in a local hospital. Services are pending at Grimes Funeral Chapels.
JACK JASPER EVANS
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jack Evans, 80, passed away March 4, 1999. Jack
was born Feb. 18, 1919, in Bassano, Alberta, Canada. Jack Evans was founder
of the Evans Meat Co. of Arizona and the Evans Meat Co. of Texas. He was
prominent and well-respected in the beef and cattle industries.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his son, T. Michael Evans. He is survived
by Evelyn, his wife of 50 years; his daughters, Marilyn Milum and Linda
Lynn; and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Our Lady of
The family requests memorials be sent to Hospice of the Valley.
MARY L. SHIELDS
Mary L. Shields, 65, of Carlsbad, Texas, died at her residence Thursday,
March 4, 1999. Mary was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Granger. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart. She married Gene
Shields Sr. on Aug. 1, 1950, in San Angelo.
Survivors include her husband, Gene Shields of Carlsbad; daughters,
Helen and Ron Ray of Denver and Janie and Joe Alonzo of Austin; one son,
Don and Dian Shields of Norton; seven grandchildren, Sacha Emerson and
Jesse Shields, both of San Angelo, Cameron McSpadden of Hattiesburg, Miss.,
Jeremy and Bryan Shields of Norton, Scott and Jessica Ray of Grenada, Miss.,
and Aaron Alonzo of Austin; and two great-grandchildren, Logan Emerson
of San Angelo and Nathan Ray of Grenada. She is also survived by one brother,
Lin Davis and wife, Barbara, of Victoria; two sisters, Liz Hooper and husband,
Wayne, and Kathy Ongley and husband, Don, all of Sahuarita, Ariz.; father-in-law
and mother-in-law, Jesse and Frankye Shields of Saint Jo, Texas; sister-in-law,
June Dickerman of Saint Jo; son-in-law and his wife, Keith McSpadden and
K.C. Curry, of San Angelo; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at St. Mary's Catholic
Church with burial to follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Johnson's Funeral
Home is handling arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Cameron McSpadden, Jesse Shields, Jeremy Shields,
Bryan Shields, Aaron Alonzo, Scott Ray and Keith McSpadden.
E.R. `BOOTS' ATWOOD
E.R. "Boots" Atwood, 78, of San Angelo died Thursday, March 4, 1999,
at 11:30 p.m. in a local hospital.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in Johnson's Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Scooter McCurdy, pastor of Glen Meadows Baptist
Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Atwood was born March 13, 1920, in Paint Rock. He married Norma
Davis on May 13, 1941, in Paint Rock. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps
during World War II. Mr. Atwood was retired from Montgomery Ward, having
worked for 32 years in the plumbing department. He was a member of the
Park Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of almost 57 years, Norma Atwood; one daughter
and son-in-law, Elaine and John Q. Adams of Sonora; one son and daughter-in-law,
Randy and Nora Atwood of Midland; four grandchildren, Michelle Adams Perez
of San Angelo, Tammie Adams of Austin, Johnna Adams of San Angelo and Tony
Randall Atwood of Midland; one great-grandchild, Cheyenne Elizabeth Atwood;
two sisters, Bessie Landers and Effie Mae Billrey, both of San Angelo;
and two brothers, Wilson Atwood of San Angelo and Vick Atwood of Big Lake.
Survivors also include numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be John Adams, Tony Atwood, Myron Pate, Carroll Woodland,
Delton Atwood and Mack McSpadden.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the Crohns and Colitis
Foundation of America, 386 Park Avenue S, New York, NY 10016-8804.