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Rosemma White
Rosemma White, 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, in her Wichita Falls home.
No services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. White was born June 27, 1919, in Pittsburgh, Penn. She was a retired manager at GNC and had lived in Wichita Falls for 16 years.
Survivors include a son, John B. White Jr. of Laramie, Wyo.; and a granddaughter.

Alma L. Nulty
FREDERICK, Okla. - Alma Lorene Nulty, 78, of Decatur, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, in a Howard, Kan., nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in the Burkhardt Chapel of Frederick Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gish Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nulty was born Aug. 15, 1919, in Decatur. She and L.B. Nulty were married in March of 1968 in Wichita Falls. He died in 1984. She attended Decatur schools. She was a member of City View Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Burkburnett.
Survivors include a son, Larry Mitchell of Elk City, Kan.; a sister, Jewel Collett of Houston; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6465 South Yale, Suite 432, Tulsa, Okla. 74136.

Thelma Irene Ferguson
IOWA PARK - Thelma Irene Ginn Ferguson, 82, of Iowa Park died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in Wichita Falls.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church with Dr. Greg Ammons, pastor, and the Rev. Andy Krebs, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Kamay, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ferguson was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Paducah, Texas. She and John Ferguson were married Feb. 4, 1946, in Floydada, Texas. He died March 10, 1986. She had lived in Iowa Park for 40 years and was a former resident of Jolly, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church, where she was a member of Dorcas Sunday School Class.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny of Olney, Texas, and Tommy of Garland, Texas; a daughter, Donna Myers of Iowa Park; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308; or to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, 411 S. Wall Street, Iowa Park, Texas 76367.

Frank P. 'Sarge' Jircik
HASKELL, Texas - Frank P. "Sarge" Jircik, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, in a Burleson, Texas, hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Turner and Dr. Troy Culpepper officiating. Burial will be in Willow Cemetery under the direction of Holden-McCauley Funeral Home.
Mr. Jircik was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Rosenburg, Texas. He and Bonnell Bailey on July 4, 1939, in Huntsville, Texas. He retired from the Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol Division in 1980 after 39 years of service. He was a Baptist, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 862, and was active with the Haskell Teenage Baseball Program from 1960-80, winning the state championship in 1975.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carol Hickman of Stanford, Texas; two sons, Dr. Frank P. Jircik Jr. of Fort Worth, and Herbert E. Polgue of Pasadena, Texas; a brother, Jerry Jircik of Alvin, Texas; four sisters, Lilly Lindsey of Tulsa, Okla., Martha Ernst of Carlsbad, Calif., and Marie Strahan and Betty Coon, both of Pasadena; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Fort Worth Academy Baseball Field, 7301 Dutch Branch Rd., Fort Worth, Texas 76312; or to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Texas 75219.

Ray V. Oliphant
HASKELL, Texas - Ray V. Oliphant, 95, of Haskell died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Herricks officiating. Burial was in Willow Cemetery under the direction of Holden-McCauley Funeral Home.
Mr. Oliphant was born in 1903 in Bell County, Texas. He worked as a truck driver and in agriculture for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 80 years, joining at the age of 10. He was a lifetime resident of Haskell. His wife, Willamet Johnson, died in January of 1989.
Survivors include two daughters, Sallie Camp of Colorado City, Texas, and Jane Reeder of Clay Pool, Ariz.; a son, John F. of Perris, Calif.; three sisters, Elsie McGee of Haskell, Bennie Ammons of Pampa, Texas, and Nora Ammons of Brownfield, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Edward Moser
HENRIETTA, Texas - Edward Moser, 94, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in his Hurnville, Texas, home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Jones, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Henrietta, officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Moser was born Oct. 13, 1903, in Hurnville. He and Annie Lena Wiest were married Dec. 23, 1923, in Petrolia, Texas. He was a farmer. For the last five years at the Clay County Pioneer Reunion, he and his wife had received the award for the couple married the longest and in 1997 they received the oldest native son and daughter award. A son, Paul Leonard, died Jan. 24, 1988. A son, Herman Lee, died Aug. 12, 1995.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Al and Bobby, both of Henrietta; four daughters, Ida Brown, Mary Faye Lambiotte and Ela Mae Davis, all of Wichita Falls, and Clara Nuegebauer of Henrietta; a sister, Maggie Fuhrman of Wichita Falls; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Jerry Dale Carter
Jerry Dale Carter, 59, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in his Wichita Falls home. 
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Charlie, Texas, Cemetery with the Rev. Herbert Smith, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Carter was born March 14, 1939, in Petrolia, Texas. He served with the Army. He was a boat mechanic and a former Baptist minister. He was a member of the American Legion in Archer City, Texas. 
Survivors include his wife; Kaye of Wichita Falls; three sons, Joe Paul of Olympic, Wash., Carlton Dale of Mabank, Texas, and Brian Keith Kinnett of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Carolyn Richardson of Port Aransas, Texas, and Sabrina Kinnett of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Earnest Carter of Houston, Roscoe Carter of Walters, Okla., and Jimmy Carter of Olney, Texas; a sister, Viola Thomas of Olden, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Jean Winn Staley
Jean Winn Staley, 83, of Wichita Falls died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel with the Rev. Mike Blaylock officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. 
Mrs. Staley was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Frederick, Okla. She and Marcus E. 'Gene' Staley were married Oct. 22, 1938, in Waurika, Okla. She was a clerk for the Wichita Falls Independent School District. She was a member of First Baptist Church for 55 years, a past Queen of the Daughters of the Nile, and a Sponsor of the Patrol for the Daughters of the Nile. She moved to Wichita Falls in 1936 from Belcherville, Texas. 
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Beverly Mayberry of Wylie, Texas, and Betty Taylor of Wichita Falls; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Crippled Children's Hospital or the Shriner Children's Burn Center.

Maxine Russell
Maxine Russell, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Dingmore, pastor of Fairway Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Russell was born July 6, 1925, in Electra. She was a buyer for shoe sales at Perkins-Timberlake Department Store. She was a member of Fairway Baptist Church, Red Door Clowns and the Wichita Wagons Chapter of Good Sams Club.
Survivors include her husband, Dale of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Sharyn Ribnick of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two sons, Charles of Sugarland, Texas, and Gary of Wichita Falls; a sister, Shirley Golladay of Duncan, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

E.J. 'Don' Young
SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas - E.J. "Don" Young, 67, of Sulphur Springs died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in a Hopkins County hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Malcolm King officiating. Masonic graveside services with full military honors conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8560 will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Young was born Aug. 12, 1930, in Electra. He and Dale Finch were married July 21, 1973, in Iowa Park. He was retired from the Navy. He was a Baptist, a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 8560, American Legion Post No. 243 in Mt. Vernon, Texas, and Masonic Lodge No. 1158 in Wichita Falls. He was a Shriner.
Survivors include his wife; and a brother, David C. of Fort Worth.

Chad Henry Rivers
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. - Chad Henry Rivers, 25, of Satellite Beach died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beach Funeral Home in Satellite Beach.
Mr. Rivers was born in Wichita Falls. He was a graduate of Eau Gallie High School, where he played football. He was a former Boy Scout. He attended Marshall University in Missouri and was a heavy equipment operator. He moved to Florida from Wichita Falls in 1991.
Survivors include his father, Charles C. of Satellite Beach; his mother, Jo Ann of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Janice Williams and Deborah Miller, both of Burkburnett, and Cinci of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Danny of Tyler, Texas, Charles R. of Burkburnett and Jimmy of Wichita Falls; and his grandmother, Mary Barrett of Wichita Falls.

Alice Phillips
Alice Phillips, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, in Denver.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jackson Memorial Church of God in Christ with Leroy Cleaver officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Young & Company Funeral Home.
Mrs. Phillips was born Oct. 8, 1912, in Paris, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ in Denver. She moved to Wichita Falls from Paris 30 years ago. Her husband, Chink Phillips, died in May of 1984.
Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Jones of Dallas.
The family will be at the residence of Mrs. Florence Alexander at 111 Paradise.

Morgan Ailey
Morgan Ailey, 93, died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greater Miracle Church of God in Christ with Bishop Alfred Ailey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Ailey was born Feb. 12, 1906, in Rockdale, Texas. He had worked for Cruse Tire Co. and as a custodian for Kirby Junior High School. He was a member of the Greater Miracle Church of God in Christ and the Masonic Lodge. He had lived in Wichita Falls for more than 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Helen of Wichita Falls; four sons, Allen, Alfred and Bryant, all of Wichita Falls, and Johnny of Mansfield, Texas; three daughters, Helen Dollard of Warner Robins, Ga., and Erma Ailey and LaShawn Green, both of Wichita Falls; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. today for visitation.

Irene Anna Young
Irene Anna Young, 101, of Holliday, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Graveside services will be at noon Thursday in Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Young was born June 2, 1897, in Aurora. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Buford H. Young, died in November 1980.
Survivors include two grandsons, B. Allen Young and Roger V. Young, both of St. Paul, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Clifford Looney
BURKBURNETT - Clifford Looney, 67, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in Randlett, Okla. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Abundant Life Church of God in Burkburnett with the Rev. Anthony West, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Randlett Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett.
Mr. Looney was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Madill, Okla. He and Joan Swiney were married March 18, 1963. He was a farmer and a member of the Assembly of God Church. He lived most of his life in Randlett.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna Nixon and Tammy, both of Randlett; a son, Duane of Randlett; three brothers, Lester and Chester, both of Randlett, and Eugene of Madill; four sisters, Christine of Bennington, Okla., Hazel Manley of Randlett, Wilma Buckaloo of Madill and Linda Robinson of Wichita Falls; and a grandson.

Merle O. Laisure
GRAHAM, Texas - Merle O. Laisure, 85, of Graham died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in a Graham hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Edgar Jones and Billy Dan Wadley, both of Graham, officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery.
Mr. Laisure was born Jan. 30, 1913, in Parsons, Kan. He and Pauline Hannon were married Oct. 16, 1967, in Durant, Okla. She died Aug. 5, 1974. He and Emma Williams were married Feb. 20, 1975, in Graham. He was a veteran of World War II and was a longtime resident of Graham. He was the former owner of Bill's Barbeque in Graham and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife; a stepdaughter, Lois Ainsworth of Graham; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Maxine Russell
Maxine Russell, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Dingmore, pastor of Fairway Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Russell was born July 6, 1925, in Electra. She was a buyer for shoe sales at Perkins-Timberlake Department Store. She was a member of Fairway Baptist Church, Red Door Clowns and the Wichita Wagons Chapter of Good Sams Club.
Survivors include her husband, Dale of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Sharyn Ribnick of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two sons, Charles of Sugarland, Texas, and Gary of Wichita Falls; a sister, Shirley Golladay of Duncan, Okla.; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairway Baptist Church.

Enrique C. Ramirez Sr.
HUMBLE, Texas - Enrique C. "Henry" Ramirez Sr., 69, died July 8, 1998, in Houston.
Burial with full military honors was in Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Calvary Hill Funeral Home.
Mr. Ramirez and Isidora Franco were married Jan. 20, 1968, in Wichita Falls. He retired from the Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base in 1967 as a master sergeant after 21 years. He moved to Houston in 1968 and in 1972, he began a 17-year career with the National Weather Service. He returned to Wichita Falls in 1980. He retired in February of 1989 and moved back to Houston.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Enrique C. Ramirez Jr.; three daughters, Arlene Patterson, Jeanette Villamor and Jo Ann De La Cruz; and 13 grandchildren.

Edward Moser
HENRIETTA, Texas - Edward Moser, 94, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in his Hurnville, Texas, home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Jones, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Henrietta, officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Moser was born Oct. 13, 1903, in Hurnville. He and Annie Lena Wiest were married Dec. 23, 1923, in Petrolia, Texas. He was a farmer. For the last five years at the Clay County Pioneer Reunion, he and his wife had received the award for the couple married the longest and in 1997 they received the oldest native son and daughter award. A son, Paul Leonard, died Jan. 24, 1988. A son, Herman Lee, died Aug. 12, 1995.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Al and Bobby, both of Henrietta; four daughters, Ida Brown, Mary Faye Lambiotte and Ella Mae Davis, all of Wichita Falls, and Clara Neugebauer of Henrietta; a sister, Maggie Fuhrman of Wichita Falls; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Forrest Starnes
HENRIETTA, Texas - Forrest Starnes, 96, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in a Henrietta nursing home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Vashti, Texas, with Lewis Sleeth, pastor, and Don Joplin of Fort Worth officiating. Burial will be in Vashti Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mr. Starnes was born Sept. 4, 1901, in Annston, Ala. He and Eula Donnell were married May 18, 1924, in Post Oak, Texas. She died Feb. 20, 1987. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the Navy, and was retired from Civil Service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Henrietta. He had lived in Clay County since 1912.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Don of Wichita Falls and Lee Eddie of Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Mary Lou Kostecki of Santa Fe, N.M.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 this evening for visitation.

Ethel Jones
VERNON, Texas - Ethel Jones, 88, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in a Vernon hospital following a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Wilbarger Memorial Park with Johnny Welborn officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones was born June 24, 1910, in Thalia, Texas. She and Roy Lee Jones were married Feb. 28, 1935, in Ardmore, Okla. He died Feb. 2, 1990. She was a member of the Wilbarger Street Church of Christ. She retired from the Canton Café as a waitress.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Robert Bertram of Amarillo, Texas, and Allyson Lednicky of Austin, Texas.
The family will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time Friday for visitation.

Earl McDonald
RYAN, Okla. - Virgil Earl McDonald, 88, of Terral, Okla., died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in a Waurika, Okla., hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Terral Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Haynie and the Rev. Charles Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of Grantham-Worley Funeral Home in Ryan.
Mr. McDonald was born March 5, 1910, in Justin, Texas. He and Gadie Tanner were married Sept. 14, 1933, in Terral. He grew up in the Fort Worth area, where he attended public schools. He moved to Oklahoma in 1928 and settled in the Fleetwood community east of Terral. He farmed for more than 50 years before retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Terral.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Helen Sue Brown of Springtown, Texas, and Shirley Nell Skelton of Amarillo, Texas; a son, Jack of Nocona, Texas; a brother, Tom of Newark, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Velma Stilwell
BOWIE, Texas - Velma Stilwell, 75, of Bowie died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. O.D. Oliver, interim pastor of the First Baptist Church in Gilmer, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Stilwell was born June 8, 1923, in Lexington, Okla. She and Frank Stilwell were married Oct. 21, 1990, in Bowie. She was a homemaker and worked for Civil Service at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City for 21 years as a key punch operator. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bowie, where she was a member of the Homemakers Sunday School Class. She was active in the Bowie Senior Citizens Center. She was a longtime resident of Dell City, Okla., before moving to Bowie nine years ago.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Louise Roberts of Stonewall, Okla., and Mickey Neal of Dewey, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Jackie Sue Roop of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a stepson, George of Corpus Christi, Texas; three sisters, Pauline Shea of Lexington, Bethena Watts of Rosedale, Okla., and Thelma Watson of Las Vegas; a brother, Claude McLaughlin Jr. of Marchville, Mo.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.


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