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Lillian M. McKinney
FREDERICK, Okla. – Lillian M. McKinney, 80, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at her Frederick residence following a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Burkhardt Chapel in Frederick Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gish Funeral Home.
Mrs. McKinney was born July 5, 1918, in Douthat, Okla. She and Hesper Alexander McKinney were married March 11, 1938, in Frederick. He died Aug. 3, 1986. She grew up in Frederick and graduated from Frederick High School. She was on the dietary staff at the Frederick Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. A son, Leland Hesper McKinney, died in January 1940.
Survivors include two sons, Mike of Melbourne, Australia, and Robert D. of Naperville, Ill.; a daughter, Gloria McKinney of Frederick; two sisters, Ruth Russell of Bakersfield, Calif., and Edith Leslie of Gardenia, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Alzheimer Association or the Jackson County Memorial Hospice.

Rabie Austin Allen
Rabie Austin Allen, 83, of Wichita Falls died Friday, July 31, 1998, at a local nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Hillcrest Cemetery in Texarkana, Texas, with the Rev. Steve Shipley, pastor of Flower Mound Baptist Church of Texarkana, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Allen was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Ravana, Texas. She was a homemaker. A son, Donald Allen, died in 1989. 
Survivors include a son, Ronald of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Martha Shepherd of Nederland, Texas, and Teresa Walls of Moore, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ida G. Medlock Upham
OLNEY, Texas – Ida G. Medlock Upham, 95, of Olney died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at an Olney nursing home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lunn Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Lunsford of Olney officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Olney.
Mrs. Upham was born Feb. 18, 1903, in Wynnewood, Okla. She and Charles E. Upham were married July 20, 1922, in Bentonville, Ark. He died June 5, 1972. She had been a resident of Olney since 1967, and had lived in California, Arizona and Slaton, Texas. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the First Christian Church. She was a homemaker. 
Survivors include two sons, C.E. Upham, Jr. of Dayton, Ohio, and LeRoy of Olney; a brother, Al Medlock of Stockton, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Harold B. Wilson
BURKBURNETT – Harold B. Wilson, 73, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at his Burkburnett residence.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Crestview Memorial Park with the Rev. Tim Russell, pastor of First Baptist Church of Burkburnett, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.
Mr. Wilson was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Bells, Texas. He and Thelma Thompson were married May 25, 1946. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving during World War II. He was the former owner of Downtown Wheel and Alignment in Wichita Falls. He was a master mason and involved in Meals on Wheels. He was a member and a deacon of First Baptist Church of Burkburnett. 
Survivors include his wife; a son, Mike Wilson of Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Janice Meaders of Pilot Point, Texas; a sister, Louise Sonamaker of Spur, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Anna Belle Lewis
CHILDRESS, Texas – Anna Belle Lewis, 89, of Childress died Friday, July 31, 1998, in Childress.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Childress Cemetery with Tom Lewis and the Rev. Alan Egerton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lewis was born Aug. 8, 1908, in DeQueen, Ark. Her husband, Flethcher, died March 19, 1983. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, June Cast of Childress; a stepson, Tom Lewis of Wellington, Texas; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Charlie Shive
ARCHER CITY, Texas – Charlie Shive, 63, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, in an Archer City nursing center.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Archer City Cemetery with the Rev. Willie Johnson, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and Richard Siewert officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home.
Mr. Shive was born July 19, 1935, in Pleasant Hill, Ill. He moved to Alton, Ill., where he graduated from Alton High School in 1953. He attended school in California. He moved to Texas in 1970 to continue his trade of horseshoeing and cutting horses. He lived and worked on several West Texas ranches until 1977, when he moved to the King Ranch as their chief horseshoer. He then became manager of the King Ranch brood mare and foal operations. 
Survivors include a daughter, Kim Whitsitt of Archer City; a son, Jason of DeLeon, Texas; his mother, Beatrice Oram of Bethalto, Ill.; and one grandson.
Memorials may be made to the Archer Public Library, P.O. Box 957, Archer City, Texas 76351.

Betty Yandell
LUBBOCK, Texas – Betty Yandell, 68, of Lubbock, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at a Lubbock hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Wiseman and the Rev. Barbara Yandell officiating. Burial will be in Weinert, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors. 
Mrs. Yandell was born May 25, 1930, in Olton, Texas. She and Howard Yandell were married Feb. 9, 1951, in Lubbock. She graduated from Olton High School. She was a member of the Museum Association, the Women’s Council, the Lubbock Women’s Club, the Lubbock Symphony Guild, the Women’s Division of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Steven Dean of Lubbock; two daughters, Kay Yandell Tooley of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Barbara Yandell of Holland Mich.; three brothers, Robert C. Hall of Ontario, Calif., Elmo Hall of Petersburg, Texas, and Joe Hall of Olton; three sisters, Fannie Copeland of Olton, Dede Hays of Escondido, Calif., and Ina Faye Coffey of North Hills, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the church parlor following services.
Memorials may be made to the Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas 79401; or the First United Methodist Church Everliving Trust, 1411 Broadway, Lubbock, Texas 79401.

Warren Cribbs
VERNON, Texas – Warren Cribbs, 67, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at a Wichita Falls hospital following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Strange and the Rev. Ron Fox officiating. Burial will be in Childress Cemetery.
Mr. Cribbs was born May 7, 1931, in Chillicothe, Texas. He and Patsy Deen Davis were married in 1954 in Childress. He was a graduate of Chillicothe High School. He served in the Navy in the early 1950s as a diesel mechanic. He was a retired miller at Vernon Cellanese Plant. He was a longtime resident of Wilbarger and Hardeman counties. He was a member of Chillicothe Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife; a son, Warren Cribbs of Childress; two daughters, Sherry Torres of Oklaunion, Texas, and Katra Blacksher of Vernon; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will be at the Augusta Apartments No. 223 in Vernon.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bessie Edessa Doss
GRANDFIELD, Okla. – Bessie Edessa Doss, 85, died Friday, July 31, 1998, at a Lawton, Okla., hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Grandfield with the Rev. Barry Hardin, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Grandfield Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Doss was born March 9, 1913, in Paris, Texas. She and Roy H. Doss were married March 15, 1939, in Grandfield. He died Nov. 23, 1979. She moved to Grandfield early in her life and graduated from Grandfield High School. She was a cook at Grandfield public schools for many years, and owned several restaurants in Grandfield in the 1960s and the 1970s. She was also employed with food service at Sheppard Air Force Base. She was a charter member of Pleasant Mound Baptist Church, which later became Calvary Baptist Church. A son, Philip Roy, died in 1946. A daughter, Beverly Jo Bender, died July 6, 1970. A daughter, Margaret Ann Wood, died March 13, 1994. 
Survivors include a son, Randy Nolan of Grandfield; three sisters, Helen Byrns of Duncan, Okla., Celia F. Simms and Doris J. Carroll, both of Grandfield; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund. 

Mabel F. Ash Dotson
FREDERICK, Okla. – Mabel F. Ash Dotson, 93, of Frederick died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at a Tillman County hospital following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Gish Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bob Copeland, pastor of First Christian Church of Walters, Okla., officiating. A private family burial will follow the services in Frederick Memorial Cemetery. 
Mrs. Dotson was born Jan. 14, 1905, in Tillman County. She and James T. Ash were married Feb. 19, 1924. He died Sept. 16, 1952. She and Thomas L. ‘Son’ Dotson were married Dec. 30, 1960. He died Feb. 20, 1968. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church and a former member of the Rebecca Lodge. 
Survivors include a son, James L. Ash of Frederick; a sister, Sallie Spain of Frederick; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

William C. Marshall
FREDERICK, Okla. – William C. ‘Bill’ Marshall, 96, of Frederick died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at a Frederick nursing center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gish Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Pete Wylie, pastor of Hollister Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Hackberry Flat Cemetery. 
Mr. Marshall was born April 5, 1902, in Italy, Texas. He and Gladys Stewart were married in 1926. She died Dec. 24, 1928. He moved to the Hackberry Flat area in 1919. He was a farmer for many years. 
Survivors include a son, Alfred C. of Frederick; a daughter, Anna Bes Stewart of Lubbock, Texas; one granddaughter; one great-grandchild; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hackberry Flat Cemetery Fund. 

Lloyd E. Luck
CHILDRESS, Texas – Lloyd E. Luck, 78, of Brownwood, Texas, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, in Brownwood.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Johnny Robertson, pastor, and the Rev. Hoyt Ellis of Hollis, Okla., officiating. Burial will be in Dryden Cemetery in Hollis under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Mr. Luck was born March 14, 1920, in Hollis. He and Janice Wegner were married June 6, 1981, in Wheeler, Texas. He served in the South Pacific during World War II with the Navy Air Transport Division. He had lived in the Lake Brownwood area for the past five years. He was a retired fireman with the Childress Fire Department for 32 years, 13 of which he served as fire chief. He taught fire safety at Texas A & M University for 13 years, and served as president of the Panhandle Fireman’s Association. He was a member of the Childress V.F.W., the Childress Riders Club and was a Red Cross Volunteer for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Childress.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Linda Dove of Albuquerque, N.M., Judy Palmer of Forney, Texas, and Vickie Clark of Kaufman, Texas; two stepdaughters, Chrystal Miller of Killeen, Texas, and Julie Johnson of Leesville, La.; a sister, Pauline Tiner of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today.

Sharon Lanette Ramsey
JACKSBORO, Texas – Sharon Lanette Ramsey, 40, of Jermyn, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in Jack County.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel with Jay Lockhart of Jermyn Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Ramsey was born July 11, 1948, in Jacksboro. She and Brad Ramsey were married July 13, 1984, in Jacksboro. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a nurse for Palo Pinto Home Health.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Ressa Pippin of Jermyn; two sons, B.J. and Ryan, both of Jermyn; her father and stepmother, Dean and Sue Fenter of Jacksboro; and her mother, Dorothy Butler of Jacksboro.

Opal Frances Burns
Opal Frances Burns, 78, of Wichita Falls died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at a local nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Crestview Memorial Park with L. Keith Parker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burns was born July 30, 1920, in Homany, Okla. She was a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include five daughters, Jolinda Lobdell of New York, N.Y., Jean Ann Thompson of Las Vegas, Nev., Nona Blackwell of Rhome, Texas, Judy Jackson of Wichita Falls and Charlotte Keith of Wichita Falls; three sons, Ollis of Las Vegas, and Darrell and Michael Gilbert, both of Wichita Falls; 28 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Monte Ann Pickens
HOUSTON – Monte Ann Parker Pickens, 53, died Saturday, July 25, 1998, in Houston.
Services were held Wednesday, July 29, at Champion Forest Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Elliott and the Rev. Davis Wood officiating. Burial was in Klein Memorial Park Cemetery FM 2920 under the direction of Klein Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Pickens was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Olney, Texas. She and George Pickens had been married for 32 years. She attended Windsor Park Hamlin Junior High School and graduated from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1962. She had lived in Houston since 1972. She was involved in Farm and Market Road 1960 Real Estate Community for the past 16 years. She was a marketing representative and escrow officer for Alamo Title, Heritage Division. She was a member of Champion Forest Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Clayton Allen; a daughter, Melissa Ann; and her mother, Frances Young Parker.

Russell Dean Turner
Russell Dean Turner, 69, of Wichita Falls, died Friday, July 31, 1998, in Wichita Falls. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Evangel Temple Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Jack Dial officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. 
Mr. Turner was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Iowa Park. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. He was a retired optician and a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls. He was a member of Evangel Temple of God Church and the Men’s Ministries. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty; a daughter, Velinda Britt of Wichita Falls; a son, Rusty Turner of Wichita Falls; and two granddaughters.
The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7-9 p.m.

Ruth Higginbotham
Ruth Higginbotham, 77, of Wichita Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Charles Paulson, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Higginbotham was born June 2, 1921, in Wichita Falls. She and Howard Higginbotham were married Dec. 16, 1946, in Wichita Falls. She was a retired practical nurse, a scrub nurse at Wichita General Hospital, and a dental assistant in surgery at the Sheppard Air Force Base Hospital. She also worked for Dr. Charles Dryden, Dr. Theiner, and the Urology Group. She enjoyed gardening and water aerobics. She was a Charter Member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. 
Survivors include her husband; a son, Robin D. of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Carol Hanson of Burkburnett and Loretta Smith of Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Mary S. Mesics
Mary S. Mesics of Wichita Falls died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in Wichita Falls. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Ivor Koch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.
Mrs. Mesics and Frank Mesics were married June 4, 1970, in Fort Worth. She moved to Wichita Falls from Marlin, Texas, and had lived in Wichita Falls since 1941. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A son, Albert Esquibel, died in 1986. 
Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Martha Shutes of Wichita Falls, Estolia Lopez, Mary Ann Rodriguez, Jo Ann Rangel and Silva Espinoza, all of Fort Worth; five sons, Joe, Carlos and David Esquibel, all of Fort Worth, Perfecto Esquibel of California and Joseph Mesics of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Rufus Sanchez and David Sanchez, both of Wichita Falls, and Issac Sanchez of Chicago; three sisters, Bernice Acosta, Martha Garcia and Nellie Esquibel, all of Wichita Falls; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Christian wake will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund.

A.C. Todd
OKLAHOMA CITY – A.C. Todd, 70, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, in Oklahoma City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at North Colonial Chapel of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary, 13125 North MacArthur. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Burkburnett Cemetery.
Mr. Todd was born April 3, 1928, in Burkburnett. He and Bobbye June Price were married Oct. 25, 1975, in Wichita Falls. He was an oil and gas drilling contractor for the F.W.A. Drilling Company for 35 years before forming the Todd Drilling Company. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1977. He was a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gary C. Todd and Douglas Burroughs; three daughters, Vickie Thompson, Deborah Burroughs and Dawn Burroughs; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Leukemia Research, c/o Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 Northeast 13th Street, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73104.

Edward Pete Wiist
OKLAHOMA CITY – Edward Pete Wiist, 84, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at his residence. 
Evening prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at Smith and Kernke Chapel, 1401 N.W. 23rd. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at Our Lady’s Cathedral, 32nd and Western. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wichita Falls.
Mr. Wiist was born Jan. 17, 1914, in Hurnville, Texas. He and his wife, Toni, were married for 56 years. He was raised and attended schools in Henrietta, Texas. He was a retired carpenter. He had been a resident of Oklahoma City for 38 years. He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help of Oklahoma City, and was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1038 of Oklahoma City.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Ann Wustrack and Carolyn Keegan; a son, David; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady’s Cathedral Renaissance, 3214 N. Lake Avenue, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73118.

Lt. Col. Lawrence Beard
Lt. Col. Lawrence ‘Larry’ Beard, 51, of Wichita Falls died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at a Houston hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lunn’s Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Jeremy Bratcher, student pastor of Southside Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton, Okla.
Mr. Beard was born April 30, 1947, in Portsmith, Va. He and Delores Thompson were married Aug. 20, 1966, in Lawton. He served as a lieutenant colonel in the Army from 1972 to 1990. He was awarded the Legion of Merit First Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal Second Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal First Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal First Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Master Army Aviator Badge. He was a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas Girls Coaches Association. He was a teacher for the Iowa Park Consolidated Independent School District. He had lived in Wichita Falls since 1992 when he moved here from Wiesbaden, Germany. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife; his parents, Delmar and Patricia Beard of Austin and Mary Beard of Wichita Falls; two sons, David DeWitt Beard of Paris, Texas, and Dennis E. of Dallas; a daughter, Corrie Mae Bratcher of Wichita Falls; a brother, Gary of Wichita Falls; a sister, Darlene Price of Anderson, S.C.; and one grandchild.
The family will be at the funeral home today from 2-3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Iowa Park C.I.S.D. Girls Softball Program.

Charles Grimsley Jr.
NOCONA, Texas – Charles A. ‘Sonny’ Grimsley Jr., 67, of Nocona, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in Nocona. 
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Nocona Cemetery with Dale Scott officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Jerry Woods Funeral Home. 
Mr. Grimsley was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Hedley, Texas. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
 
Roy E. Robertson
SEYMOUR, Texas – Roy E. Robertson, 51, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in his Seymour residence.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church with Jim Novak officiating. Burial will be in Round Timbers, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Robertson was born March 12, 1947, in California. He moved to Seymour as a child from Olney, Texas. He worked as a welder and a bulldozer operator. 
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Costello of Seymour; two brothers, Gerald of Austin and Lynn of Del Rio, Texas; and a grandchild.

Sharon Lanette Ramsey
JACKSBORO, Texas – Sharon Lanette Ramsey, 40, of Jermyn, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in Jack County.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Coker Funeral Home Chapel with Jay Lockhart, of Jermyn Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Ramsey was born July 11, 1958, in Jacksboro. She and Brad Ramsey were married July 13, 1984, in Jacksboro. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a nurse for Palo Pinto Home Health.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Ressa Pippin of Jermyn; two sons, B.J. and Ryan, both of Jermyn; her father and stepmother, Dean and Sue Fenter of Jacksboro; and her mother, Dorothy Butler of Jacksboro.

Winnie Jewell Chappell
NOCONA, Texas – Winnie Jewell Martin Chappell, 73, of Nocona, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in a Nocona hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Scott-Morris Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Ballard, pastor of First Baptist Church of Battle Mountain, Nev., officiating. Burial will be in Nocona Cemetery.
Mrs. Chappell was born June 14, 1925, in Throckmorton, Texas. She and Glen Devon Chappell were married May 6, 1945, in Hamilton County, Texas. She was baptized as a teen-ager in Richland Baptist Church in Seymour, Texas. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Nelda Hopkins of Crowell, Texas; four sons, Melvin of Gautier, Miss., Carl of Saint Jo, Texas, Paul of Battle Mountain and John of Vernon, Texas; a sister, Fay Chappell of South Fork, Colo.; two brothers, Rowdy Martin of Lamar, Colo., and Lewis Martin of Amarillo, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 6-8 p.m.

Jack Martin
HASKELL, Texas – Jack Martin, 69, of Haskell, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in an Abilene, Texas, hospital. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Eastside Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Clark and the Rev. David Page officiating. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery under the direction of Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors. 
Mr. Martin was born in Haskell County. He and Doris Marie McGhee were married Aug. 14, 1981, in Haskell. He was an Army veteran. He worked as an exterminator for Reddy Pest Control in Haskell for 30 years. He was a member of the Church of God of Haskell.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jack Martin Jr. of Breckenridge, Texas, and Thomas of Santos, Texas; five daughters, Kay Pelton of Anson, Texas, Kim Purcell of Brownwood, Texas, Kristy Becker of Kaufman, Texas, Debbie Holder of Odessa, Texas, and Karen Goode of Clyde, Texas; 22 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Abilene Hospice.

Morris E. Vessels
VERNON, Texas – Morris E. Vessels, 91, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Wilbarger Memorial Park with Dr. Robert Prince, pastor of First Baptist Church of Vernon, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. 
Mr. Vessels was born March 15, 1907, in Fannin County, Texas. He and Sybbie Cleo Poynter were married July 2, 1939, in Dallas. She died June 26, 1977. He and Delores M. Belcher were married April 8, 1980. He served in the Navy during World War II. He began his career in 1928 as a barber, and retired three weeks ago. He moved to Vernon in 1932 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Vernon. He was a member of Woodmen of the World, Oddfellows, and the Barber Guild. 
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bill of Memphis, Tenn., and Cleve of Slaton, Texas; a daughter, Ruth Ann Vessels of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; two grandsons; two stepsons, Benny Belcher of Vernon and Verlan Belcher of Amarillo, Texas; six step grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. 
The family will be at 3205 Paradise in Vernon.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Vernon. 

Maria N. Garcia
Maria N. Garcia, 65, of Byers, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in a Wichita Falls nursing home.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Byers United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rick Lucier officiating. Burial will be in Byers Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Garcia was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Guanajuato, Mexico. She had lived in Byers for 34 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Byers United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Carlos Garcia of Byers; four sons, Carlos Garcia Jr. of Longview, Texas, Armando of Byers, Noe of Fort Worth and Trini of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Maria Strickland of San Jose, Calif., and Rocieo Chacon of Dodge City, Kan.; three sisters, Josephine Garcia of Hearn, Texas, Claudia Tapia of Guanajuato and Juanita Chavez of Mexico; and nine grandchildren.
The family will be at 1600 Longview in Wichita Falls. 

Barbara Ashton
BURKBURNETT – Barbara Ann Hamilton Ashton, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in her Ennis, Texas, residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett with the Rev. Anthony West, pastor of Abundant Life Church of God in Burkburnett, officiating. Burial will be in Burkburnett Cemetery. 
Ms. Ashton was born July 10, 1935, in Wichita Falls. She was the manager of a beauty shop. She lived in Burkburnett before moving to Ennis two years ago. She was a Methodist.
Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Braddy of Ennis; a son, Randell of Burkburnett; her mother, Estelle Hamilton of Blue Ridge, Texas; two brothers, Joe Hamilton of Iowa Park and Pete Hamilton of Burkburnett; and a sister, Carolyn Sue Tucker of Blue Ridge. 

Betty E. Fisher
Betty Eileen Sprunger Fisher, 53, of Wichita Falls, died Saturday, Aug, 1, 1998, in Wichita Falls. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Western Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Jordan, interim pastor, and the Rev. Jerry Hodges, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Burkburnett Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Fisher was born March 16, 1945, in Southgate, Calif. She was a graduate of Grace Bible College in Omaha, Neb., and Southwestern Oklahoma State College in Weatherford, Okla. She worked as an elementary teacher following graduation and was the director of a daycare service in Wichita Falls. She had lived in Wichita Falls for 20 years. She was a member of Western Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Michael; two sons, Bradley of Fayetteville, Ark., and Kevin of Olympia, Wash.; her parents, Lyman and Adeline Sprunger of Canton, Okla.; and three sisters, JoAnne Sinclair of Canton, Melody Plemmons of Sacramento, Calif., and Becky Whiting of Enid, Okla.
The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7-9 p.m. 

Wayne Calhoun
Wayne Calhoun, 65, of Wichita Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital. 
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred M. Bryant of Grace Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mr. Calhoun was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Wichita Falls. He served in the Army. He was a longtime employee of Town and Country Mobile Homes. He retired in 1981 as general manager of the Wichita Falls manufacturing plant. He worked for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Retardation until 1998. He was a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls and a member of Grace Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife; Bonnie Sue Avara Calhoun of Wichita Falls; a son, Steve of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Kathy Macha of Wichita Falls; a sister, Ellen J. Long of Austin; and two grandchildren.
The family will be at 1622 Willowick Drive.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or to Grace Baptist Church. 

Edith R. Tillman
ODESSA, Texas – Edith R. Tillman, 97, of Odessa, died Friday, July 31, 1998, in an Odessa nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls. Arrangements are under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tillman was born Oct. 18, 1900, in Sherman, Texas. Her husband, Robert Tillman, died in 1944. She worked as a licensed vocational nurse. A daughter, Joyce Yvonne Tillman died in 1997. Another daughter, Carol June Anderson, died in 1989. 
Survivors include a great-nephew, Edmond Lee Tillman of Odessa; and a great-niece, Darla Hadid of Odessa. 

Hazel Lindsey
HENRIETTA, Texas – Hazel Lindsey, 94, of Wichita Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, in a Wichita Falls nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Crestview Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Lindsey was born Feb. 8, 1904, in Montague County, Texas. She and Lam Lindsey were married in 1920 in Bowie, Texas. He died in December 1996. She had lived in Wichita Falls for the past 72 years. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. 
Survivors include a daughter, Jean Wilkins of Wichita Falls; and a granddaughter. 

Arleen Wise Larson
BURKBURNETT – Arleen Wise Larson, 74, of Wichita Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett with the Rev. William Carnley, pastor of Maurine Street Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in Burkburnett Cemetery. 
Mrs. Larson was born Sept. 14, 1923, in Paducah, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Burkburnett before moving to Wichita Falls in 1973. She was a retired homemaker and a member of Maurine Street Church of God. 
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Plummer of Wichita Falls; a son, Dan of Nolanville, Texas; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Clara W. Parks
Clara W. Parks, 105, of Wichita Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. William Carnley, pastor of Maurine Street Church of God, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Downtown Chapel.
Mrs. Parks was born June 6, 1893, in Saint Jo, Mo. She had lived in Wichita Falls since 1914. She worked for McClurkan’s in alternations for 30 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church for 84 years. 
Survivors include a daughter, Anetta Truett of Wichita Falls; a sister, Jessie Hildreth of Illinois; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.


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