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Dale Anthony Wilson
Dale Anthony Wilson, 53, of Wichita Falls died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in Wichita Falls.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. F.M. Bryant, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, officiating.
Mr. Wilson was born Sept. 27, 1944, in Stillwater, Okla. He and Linda Farmer were married Nov. 4, 1981, in Arapaho, Okla. He served in the Army. He had lived in Wichita Falls for seven years. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Fort Collins, Colo.
Survivors include his wife; four sisters, Sharolyn Hutton of Ontario, Calif.; Rosanna Alexander of Weatherford, Okla.; Patricia Bailey of Tonkawa, Okla.; and Rebecca Stumpf of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; and his mother, Reita Wilson of Weatherford. 

Ladelle Smith
Ladelle Smith, 76, of Wichita Falls died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in Wichita Falls. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Miller, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bowman Cemetery. 
Ms. Smith was born May 28, 1922, in Henrietta, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church, Wichita Wagon Club, and Mourning Support Group.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Black of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Keith of Wichita Falls and Rand of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Pearl Campbell of Crosbyton, Texas, and Venia Mae Pray of Crowley, La.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Irene Cheatheam 
Irene Cheatheam, 75, of Wichita Falls died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Sanctuary with the Rev. Howard Chapman, of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cheatheam was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Thrift, Texas. She and L. D. Cheatheam were married April 24, 1943, in Hollis, Okla. He died Dec. 31, 1993. She was employed by Scotts Level Best. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church since 1960. She was a longtime resident of Wichita Falls. 
Survivors include five sons, L.D. Cheatheam, Jr. of Georgetown, Texas; O. Newell of Katy, Texas; Jimmy L. and Tommy Lynn, both of Wichita Falls; and Roy Don of Burkburnett; three sisters, Loie Mae White of Irving, Texas; Thelma Ralls of Iowa Park, and Wanda Jean Smith of Wichita Falls; a brother, Larry Brett Skinner of Wichita Falls; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Goodson Sellers
MUNDAY, Texas – Goodson Sellers, 89, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in a Munday nursing center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Munday First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hall officiating. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Munday under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Sellers was born Sept. 7, 1908, in Abilene, Texas. He and Ethelyn Starr were married Jan. 1, 1930, in Abilene. He served in the Navy as a petty officer second class during World War II. He moved from Rule, Texas, to Munday in 1957. He retired as a manager of West Texas Utilities in Rule and Munday in 1973. He was a former member of Munday Lions Club and past secretary-treasurer of Lake Creek Country Club for many years. He was a member of Munday First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Starr Marugg of Woodward, Okla.; a grandson, Jeff Marugg of Midland, Texas; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to West Texas Rehab in Abilene or Cal Farley’s Boy’s Ranch, Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174.

Elsie Martha Jabin
VERNON, Texas – Elsie Martha Jabin, 103, a former longtime Vernon resident, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in Carrollton, Texas.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Chuck Fisher, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.
Mrs. Jabin was born Nov. 12, 1894, in Auburn, N.Y. She and Frederick William Jabin were married Aug. 6, 1921, in Chicago. He died Nov. 1, 1969. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Vernon since she moved to Vernon in 1946 from Chicago. She was involved in Sunday School, a past president of Federation of Church Women, and received the Woman of the Year Award of Wilbarger County in 1976. She received an award for over 12,000 hours of volunteer service with Bloodmobile, Meals on Wheels, Volunteer Services, and American Legion Auxiliary. She was also involved in the Home Science Club. A daughter, Faye Sandra Wilkerson, died in June 1992. A son, Bruce Robert, died in Jan. 1945. A son, Eldon Reed, died in May 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Audrey Hoebake of Willard, Ohio; and Delores Graham of Carrollton, Texas; a son, Clyde of Salem, Ore.; a brother, Roy Otto Dubisch of Mount Vernon, Wash.; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. this evening.

Charles Edward Holmes
ELECTRA, Texas – Charles Edward Holmes, 55, of Electra died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in Electra.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Fortenbury, pastor of Bluegrove Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Harrold, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Mr. Holmes was born Aug. 6, 1943, in Olney, Texas. He had lived in Olney before moving to Electra 55 years ago. He was a forklift operator with C.E. Natco Company.
Survivors include his parents, Clarence and Loreta Holmes, both of Harrold; a daughter, Charla Camareno of Pueblo, Colo.; three sons, Jason of Japan, Kelly of New Braunfels, Texas, and Layne of Electra; two sisters, Margie Ford of Vernon, Texas, and Dottie of Harrold; three brothers, James and Marvin of Electra, and Johnny of Arlington; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Harrold Ex-Students Association, Harrold Independent School District, Harrold, Texas 76364.

Milam Travis Martin
GRAHAM, Texas – Milam Travis Martin, 81, of Graham died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in a local care center. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Brooks, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Graham, and the Rev. Carl Gates, pastor of Grace Chapel in Graham, officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. today in Amity Cemetery in Rising Star, Texas.
Mr. Martin was born June 9, 1917, in Comanche County, Texas. He and Lela Lester Ingram were married Nov. 29, 1942, in El Paso. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in the First Cavalry during World War II. He was a retired school custodian for the Graham Independent School District. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Jeanie Boren of Lubbock, Texas, Linda Mosley and Sue Wood both of Graham; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Edward James Furman
Edward James Furman, 85, of Wichita Falls died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in a local hospital.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Fain Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Paul Cunningham, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.
Mr. Furman was born Sept. 12, 1912, in Kaylor, Penn. He and Barbara Wynkoop were married June 12, 1945, in Geneva, Ohio. He had lived in Wichita Falls since 1994 when he moved from Altamonte Spring, Fla. He retired from Hubbard Construction Company of Orlando, Fla., in 1978 after 15 years of service. He was a member of Fain Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jean Perkins of Wichita Falls and Patricia Hastings of Papillion, Neb.; two sons, Robert ‘Bob’ of New Freedom, Penn.; and Richard of Louisville, Ken.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lelia Davis Wiggins
OLNEY, Texas - Lelia Davis Wiggins, 81, of Newcastle, Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in a Graham, Texas, hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lunn Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Johnson, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Olney, officiating. Burial will be in Newcastle Cemetery.
Mrs. Wiggins was born July 26, 1917, in Newcastle. She and Elmer Davis were married in 1950 in Abilene, Texas. He died in August 1991. She and Carl Wiggins were married April 2, 1992, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the War Memorial Ladies Auxiliary Hospital for 20 years in Monahans, Texas. She had lived in Newcastle for four years and was a former resident of Decatur, Texas, and Monahans. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Don Rogers of Oklahoma City and Dennis Davis of Azle, Texas; a daughter, Pat Clark of Blackwell, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Alfeda Hall
NOCONA, Texas - Dorothy Alfeda Hall, 69, of Nocona died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in a Nocona nursing home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Scott-Morris Funeral Home with the Rev. Lamoin Champ officiating. Burial will be in Perry Haven Cemetery in Hobbs, N.M.
Miss Hall was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Ray City, Okla. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a brother, Darrell of Hobbs; two aunts, Charlotte Thomas of Nocona and Cleo Owens of Cartright, Okla.; and six cousins, Delmer Thomas, Donald Thomas and Erma Eldred, all of Nocona, Lois Klokow of Howards Grove, Wis., Carol Ashcraft of Springtown, Texas, and Joyce Gordon of Wichita Falls.

Mary Louise Holman
GRAHAM, Texas - Mary Louise Holman, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in a Graham hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morrison Funeral Home with Dick Stovall, minister of Eastside Church of Christ in Graham, officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery.
Mrs. Holman was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Graham. She and Vergil Wilton Holman were married May 1, 1942, in Oklahoma. He died May 25, 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Church of Christ.
Survivors include three brothers, Robert Bennett of Fort Worth, Malcolm Bennett of Garland, Texas, and Joe Bennett of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Bertie Hamilton
BOWIE, Texas - Bertie Hamilton, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in a Las Vegas hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Darius McKay, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Montague, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset, Texas, Cemetery.
Mrs. Hamilton was born June 6, 1920, in Chico, Texas. She and Elwood Jeffrey Hamilton were married Sept. 1, 1941, in Decatur, Texas. He died in 1993. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She lived in Bowie for 38 years and in Grand Prairie for four months before moving to Las Vegas 10 months ago.
Survivors include three sons, E.J. Hamilton Jr. of Bowie, Steven of Manassas, Va., and Michael Dean of Las Vegas; four sisters, Ruby Ritchie of Amarillo, Texas, Bertha Greenhill and Monnie Ward, both of Mt. Calm, Texas, and Nell Butterfield of Decatur, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Kevin Mincher
BOWIE, Texas - Kevin Mincher, 26, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in his Sunset, Texas, home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Smyrna Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Redus, pastor of Carter Lake Baptist Church in Bowie, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Mincher was born April 6, 1972, in Taft, Calif. He graduated from Bowie High School in 1991. While a student there, he was a member of VICA. He was a mechanic at Imperial Fabrications in Decatur, Texas, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sunset.
Survivors include his mother, Jearldine Mincher of Sunset; a daughter, Amanda Welch of Bowie; three brothers, Arnold Mincher of Sunset, and Lawrence Mincher and William Thompson, both of Bowie; and his grandmother, Villa Bell Howell of Tipton, Calif.

Max Mapp
FREDERICK, Okla. - Max Mapp, 73, of Chattanooga, Okla., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in a Lawton, Okla., hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Chattanooga with the Rev. Harold Fleming, pastor of the Porter, Okla., First Baptist Church officiating and the Rev. Jamie Powell, pastor of the Chattanooga Baptist Church, assisting. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gish Funeral Home.
Mr. Mapp was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Hollister, Okla. He and Patsy Lou McDaniel were married July 20, 1946, in Oklaunion, Texas. He graduated from Hollister High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Southwestern State College. He then received his master's degree from Midwestern State University. He joined the Army on April 30, 1945, in Oklahoma City and served his basic training at Camp Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. He was a World War II veteran and served in Japan for a year. He received the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, the American Defense Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Ribbon. He served as a clerk and typist for General Douglas McArthur. He was honorably discharged June 6, 1946, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He was a lifelong farmer and rancher. He taught school in Chattanooga for 22 years and in Burkburnett for 10 years. He was a member of the Oklahoma Education Association and the Texas State Teachers Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chattanooga, where he taught Sunday School for many years.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Charlotte Brooks of Chattanooga; a sister, Miriam Owens of Pueblo, Colo.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Chattanooga.

Amye Lee Mullins
BURKBURNETT - Amye Lee Mullins, 91, of Burkburnett died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church in Burkburnett with the Rev. Duane Perkinson, pastor, and the Rev. Dudley Mullins, pastor of East Fourth Street Baptist Church in Big Spring, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in Burkburnett Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett.
Mrs. Mullins was born Feb. 11, 1907, in Toccoa, Ga. She grew up in Olney, Texas, and graduated from North Texas State Teachers College in Denton, Texas. She was a school teacher and a tax office employee. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Her first husband, Homer I. Peters, died in November 1940. Her second husband, A.B. Teague, died in June 1970.
Survivors include her husband, E.O. Mullins; three sons, Don C. Teague of Arlington, Texas, James B. Teague of Garland, Texas, and Rex of Burkburnett; a daughter, Peggy Harrison of Coahoma, Texas; two stepsons, Billy of Burkburnett and Norman L. Teague of Wichita Falls; and three sisters, Ethel Thompson of Alvord, Texas, Mae Belle Hulse of Rattan, Okla., and Verne Beatty of Bremerton, Wash.

Irene Cheatheam
Irene Cheatheam, 74, of Wichita Falls died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Sanctuary with the Rev. Howard Chapman of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cheatheam was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Thrift, Texas. She and L.D. Cheatheam were married April 24, 1943, in Hollis, Okla. He died Dec. 31, 1993. She was employed by Scotts Level Best. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church since 1960. She was a longtime resident of Wichita Falls.
Survivors include five sons, L.D. Cheatheam Jr. of Georgetown, Texas; O. Newell of Katy, Texas; Jimmy L. and Tommy Lynn, both of Wichita Falls, and Roy Don of Burkburnett; three sisters, Loie Mae White of Irving, Texas; Thelma Ralls of Iowa Park and Wanda Jean Smith of Wichita Falls; a brother, Larry Brett Skinner of Wichita Falls; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Helen Blanch Arrick
Helen Blanch Arrick, 76, of Iowa Park died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Olie Olds, pastor of Lakeview Church of God, officiating.
Mrs. Arrick was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Columbus, Ohio. She was a homemaker and had lived in Iowa Park for 25 years.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Eugene of Iowa Park; two daughters, Dona Mae Cox of Uvalde, Texas, and Helen J.R. of Wichita Falls; a son, Joseph William of Wichita Falls; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 this evening for visitation.

Billy Joe Bates
WAURIKA, Okla. - Billy Joe 'Bill' Bates, 66, of Waurika died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in a Comanche nursing center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Addington Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Choate officiating. Burial will be in Perpetual Care Cemetery under the direction of Willis C. Worley and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Bates was born Jan. 9, 1932, on his family farm west of Waurika. He and Julia Ann Franklin were married June 1, 1951, in Waurika. He grew up on the farm and attended Waurika public schools. He entered the Army in 1952 and served during the Korean War. He worked for Elliott Manufactured Homes and was in charge of building the new plant in Waurika. He later became vice president of operations at Elliott Plant. He retired in 1984 and moved to Addington. He was a member of Addington Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Mike of Ryan and Dale of Addington; two brothers, Darvin of Waurika and Jimmy Don of Wilson, Okla.; two sisters, Leota Daughtery of Keller, Texas, and Melta Faye Wright of Hobbs, N.M.; and three grandchildren.

Jackie Owen Randall
JACKSBORO, Texas - Jackie Owen Randall, 73, of Jacksboro died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Jacksboro.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Bible Baptist Church of Jacksboro with the Rev. B.J. Nunley and the Rev. Billy Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro under the direction of Coker Funeral Home. 
Mr. Randall was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Comanche, Okla. He and Wynell Mustin were married Nov. 12, 1966, in Jacksboro. He was a pumper in the oilfield for Occidental Petroleum. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Jacksboro. 
Survivors include his wife, Nell of Jacksboro; five daughters, Brenda Clark of Archer City, Texas, Pam Newcomb of Ada, Okla., Janet Duke of Oklahoma City, Jayla Hall of Jacksboro and Pam Harris of Jacksboro; a son, Clifford of Ada; his mother, Verna of Duncan, Okla; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Estella Thompson
HASKELL, Texas - Estella Thompson, 87, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in an Abilene, Texas, hospital.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Greater Independent Baptist Church in Haskell. Burial will be in Willow Cemetery under the direction of Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Thompson was born July 17, 1911, in Harris County. She was a homemaker and a member of Greater Independent Baptist Church in Haskell.
Survivors include five daughters, Henrietta Ray, Ruthie Randle and Gladys Whitaker, all of Haskell, Wilma Clark of Stamford and Zepherine of Snyder; three sons, James Arthur Ray of New York City, Hershel of Viola, Wis., and Alfred Wayne of Stamford; a sister, Retha Hammond of Haskell; 36 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. 

Maurice Quinn
BOWIE, Texas - Maurice Quinn, 84, of Wichita Falls died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Wichita Falls.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Hopewell Cemetery in Stoneburg, Texas, with the Rev. Jim Keith, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Bowie, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Quinn was born Dec. 2, 1913, in Stoneburg. She spent her childhood in Stoneburg. She moved to Nocona, Texas, and then to Wichita Falls in 1959 where she opened Maurice's Steak House Restaurant. She retired in 1978. 
Survivors include a son, Bill of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren, Sonya Boyd of Wichita Falls, Clint of Wichita Falls and Daphne O. Donohue of Albuquerque, N.M.; and five great-grandchildren. 

Robert C. Montgomery
OLNEY, Texas - Robert C. 'Bob' Montgomery, 63, of Megargel, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in an Olney hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lunn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Poncie Roach, pastor of Church of God Church in Brady, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in Megargel Cemetery.
Mr. Montgomery was born April 6, 1935, in San Saba, Texas. He and Billie Herbst were married Oct. 11, 1958, in Arlington, Texas. She died June 4, 1979. He and Helen Shaver were married Aug. 31, 1985, in Henrietta, Texas. He was a retired oil field worker. He had been a resident of Megargel since 1972 when he moved from Arlington. He was a member of Assembly of God Church and the Volunteer Fire Department in Megargel. A son, Tony, died in February 1997.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Scotty Crawford of Wichita Falls, Robert Wayne of Newcastle, Texas, and Henry Edward Calvin of Megargel; four daughters, Kitty Schindler, Cindy Seward and Amy Redford, all of Henrietta, and Penny McCarty of Springtown, Texas; his mother, Florene Britt of Arlington; a brother, Rodney Britt of Huntsville, Texas; a sister, Tanya Reed of Fort Worth; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Glen Edward Evett
JACKSBORO, Texas - Glen Edward Evett, 78, of Jacksboro died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in a Jacksboro hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Norris. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Bryson, Texas.
Mr. Evett was born May 20, 1920, in Headley, Texas. He and Lilla Pauline Evans were married May 14, 1966, in Jacksboro. He was the first man drafted from Jack County in World War II. He was an oil field worker and a farmer. 
Survivors include a brother, Robert of Wichita Falls.

Earlene Golden
QUANAH, Texas - Earlene Golden, 74, of Quanah died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in an Amarillo, Texas, hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Christ with Lyndal Werner officiating. Burial will be in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Price-Jackson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Golden was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Quanah. She and Carl E. Golden were married Oct. 12, 1941, in Quanah. She had lived in Quanah for the past four years. She had also lived in Dallas, Lake Tawakoni, Texas, and Vernon, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. 
Survivors include her husband; a son, Ed of Lewisville, Texas; two sisters, Edith Cato of Quanah and Helen Miller of Amarillo; a brother, Charles Richardson of Arlington, Texas; and one granddaughter.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Westview Boys Home, Hollis, Okla., or Ronald McDonald charity.

Elbert Carter
WAURIKA, Okla. - Elbert Homer Carter, 86, of Waurika died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Waurika with the Rev. Tim Bowen and the Rev. Tommy Billings officiating. Burial will be in Waurika Perpetual Care Cemetery under the direction of Willis C. Worley and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Carter was born Sept. 30, 1911, in Waurika. He and Doris Hooper were married Feb. 11, 1933, in Wilson, Okla. He spent his childhood on the family farm and attended Waurika Public Schools. He opened Carter Appliance Store in 1958. He retired in 1983. He served on the Board of Directors of Cotton Electric Co-op from 1951 until 1984 and served one term as president. He was a member of Waurika Lions Club for more than 30 years and he was an honorary member of Jefferson County 4-Club. He was a deacon and a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Waurika.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Gayle Richie of Wichita Falls, Sharon Duncan of San Antonio and Dee Ann Himebaugh of Waurika; five sons, Jimmy, Roger and Jay, all of Norman, Okla., Kenneth of Iowa Park and Gary of Waurika; a sister, Lois Hunt of Lawton, Okla.; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Alvin H. Culver
Alvin H. Culver, 91, of Wichita Falls died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in a local care center.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Crestview Memorial Park with the Rev. John Dillard, associate minister of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Culver was born Dec. 21, 1906, in Thornberry, Texas. His wife, Callie Ruth Culver, died March 24, 1991. He was a farmer and an oil field roughneck. He was a longtime resident of Wichita Falls.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Ray of Wichita Falls; and three grandchildren.

Phillip Clay Wheeler
MUNDAY, Texas - Phillip Clay Wheeler, 23, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Temple, Texas.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Munday Church of Christ with Jeff Christian officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mr. Wheeler was born June 30, 1975, in Lubbock, Texas. He and Amy Renee Atkins were married Aug. 16, 1997, in Belton, Texas. He grew up in Lubbock. He was a graduate of Abilene, Texas, High School. He moved from Abilene to Belton in 1997. He was a heating and cooling technician and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Phillip Chase of Belton; his parents, Jackye and Dennis Johnston of Munday and Gary and Dennice Wheeler of Lubbock; two sisters, Robin Lynn Wheeler of Abilene and Kate Bryant of Lubbock; and his grandfather, Lee Roy Leflar of Munday.
Memorials may be made to the family at First National Bank in Munday at account No. 050-6052.

Melanie Jean Perry
Melanie Jean Perry, infant daughter of Daniel and Karen Perry of Wichita Falls, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Survivors include her parents; her grandmother, Diane Perry of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and her grandfather, Milton Todd of Williamstown, Vt.


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