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Juan Rangel
Juan Rangel, 78, of Wichita Falls died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Dallas.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church with Deacon Anastasio Perez officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mr. Rangel was born May 2, 1920, in Oklahoma City. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He worked at Webb Landscaping for 30 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Frances Dominquez of Chicago and Anita Beccera of Dallas; a step-daughter, Juanita Ayala of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mary Felix of Wichita Falls and Lilia Alambar of Iowa Park; a brother, Natividad Rangel of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Lois Frances Hamner
IOWA PARK – Mrs. Lois Frances Hamner, 94, of Duncan, Okla., died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in Dallas.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dutton Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Beckwith, pastor of First Baptist Church of Iowa Park, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hamner was born Oct. 23, 1903, in Hood, Texas. She and Paul Hamner were married April 16, 1922, in Vernon, Texas. He died in 1974. She moved to Wichita County in 1906 with her family and lived on a ranch near Iowa Park. In 1946 she and her husband moved to Stephens County, Okla. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a brother, Gober L. Mitchell of Canadian, Texas.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today for visitation.

Betty Leona Miller
BURKBURNETT – Betty Leona Miller, 84, of Burkburnett died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett with Dr. Tim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Burkburnett Cemetery.
Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Willis, Okla. Her husband, Herman Y. Miller, died Dec. 15, 1992. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Burkburnett, Senior Adult Sunday School, Wichita Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, several camping clubs, and was a former member of Unity Garden Club. She had lived in Burkburnett for 58 years.
Survivors include two sons, Royce Miller of Burkburnett, Philip Miller of Wichita falls; a brother, Raymond Corder of Kingston, Okla.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Della Kellar
OLNEY, Texas – Della Kellar, 82, of Megargel, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in an Olney nursing home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney with Dan Hooper, pastor of the Christian Fellowship Church in Megargel, officiating. Burial will be in Megargel Cemetery under direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kellar was born July 24, 1916, in Hollis, Okla. She and J.D. Kellar were married Dec. 7, 1935, in Georgetown, Texas. He died Nov. 2, 1986. She was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church and was a homemaker. She had been a resident of Megargel, Texas, since 1956.
Survivors include five sons, Gene Kellar, Charles Kellar and Stevy Kellar, all of Megargel, Jimmy Kellar of Terrell, Texas, and Dennis Kellar of Olney, Texas; three daughters, Marquetta Echols of Olney, and Retha Stewart and Myrna Whitmire, both of Megargel; a sister, Ella Mae Kellar of Olney; a brother, Earnest Barker of Eastland, Texas; 25 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76308.

Douglas Foster
BOWIE, Texas – Douglas Woodrow Foster, 54, of Bowie died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Elmwood Cemetery with Dr. Ronnie Lawson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bowie, and the Rev. Jamie Reed, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church of Bowie, officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Foster was born June 26, 1944, in Charlie, Texas. He was a retired truck driver, a Baptist and a lifetime resident of Bowie.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Jean Welsh; a daughter, Wendy Costello of Bowie; a step-daughter, Geraldine Welsh of Bowie; three step-sons, Johnny Welsh and Jerry Welsh, both of Bowie, and Oran Welsh of Marietta, Okla.; a brother, Don Foster of Bowie; three sisters, Wilma Beasley of Bowie, Thelma Greene of Odessa, Texas, and Hazel West of Wichita; and 10 grandchildren.

Velma Vera Gray
JACKSBORO, Texas – Velma Vera Gray, 98, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in a Jacksboro hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Live Oak Baptist Church in Jacksboro with the Rev. Craig Lyle officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Coker Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gray was born March 4, 1900, in Jack County, Texas. She and Fred Allen Gray were married in 1919 in Graford, Texas. He died in 1967. She was a member of Live Oak Baptist Church and was a child-care provider.
Survivors include a son, Morris Gray of Jacksboro; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Willard Jewel Ridley
THROCKMORTON, Texas – Willard Jewel Ridley, 84, of Woodson died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in a Graham, Texas, hospital.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Merriman-Archer Funeral Chapel in Throckmorton with the Rev. A.B. Martin officiating and the Rev. Darrell Martin assisting. Burial will be in Woodson Cemetery.
Mr. Ridley was born June 13, 1914, in Rossville, Ga. He and Sibyl Harris were married Nov. 12, 1938, in Throckmorton. He came to Throckmorton at the age of 11 with his parents. He attended school at Weaver Pasture community and later Throckmorton. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp and spent four years stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas. After his discharge from CCC he returned to Throckmorton. He and his wife moved to Woodson about 1950. He was in Ft. Griffin Fandangle for several years, where he went to Lady Bird Johnson Ranch to raise money for a memorial for President Lyndon B. Johnson. After several years of working on a ranch he became a self-employed carpenter-painter. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Linda Rhodes of Graham; a brother, Elmer Ridley of Junction City, Kan.; and three grandchildren.

Sarah Julynn Ervin
AZLE, Texas - Sarah Julynn Ervin, 71, of Azle died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, in a Fort Worth hospital. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church in Azle. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of White's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ervin was born April 2, 1927, in Trenton, Texas. Her husband, Eugene V. Ervin, died in March 1977. She had been a resident of Azle in the Pelican Bay area since 1979, and was formerly of Wichita Falls. She was a registered nurse at Wichita Falls State Hospital for more than 20 years. She continued caring for children from her home after her retirement.
Survivors include three sons, Eddie Gannon of Wichita Falls and Eugene and David Ervin, both of Azle; two daughters, Sherry Brewer of Springtown and Debra Horn of Azle; a brother, Bob Musser of Batesville, Ark.; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. today.The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Vela Mae Jackson
Vela Mae Jackson, 95, of Wichita Falls died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in a local hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Crestview Memorial Park with Larry Shuttle, minister of Tenth and Broad Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jackson was born July 7, 1903, in Meshack, Ky. She and Dow T. Jackson were married May 26, 1960. He died Oct. 2, 1980. She had lived in Wichita Falls for 40 years and was an apartment manager for B & L Rooming House. She was a member of Tenth and Broad Church of Christ. 
Survivors include a son, Arthur D. Nunn of Lindsay, Okla.; a daughter, Helen Daniels of Wichita Falls; a brother, Willie Kirkpatrick of Livingston, Tenn.; a sister, Ollen Stewart of Gilmer, Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

B.H. Berry
CUSHING, Okla. - B.H. Berry, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, in his Cushing residence.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Cushing with Lonny Lee, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Euchee Valley Memorial Park under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mr. Berry was born Oct. 15, 1908, in Willow, Okla. He and Louise Kennemer were married Nov. 2, 1934, in El Reno, Okla. She died Aug. 23, 1996. He was raised and educated in Brinkham, Okla. He attended Southwestern Teachers College in Weatherford, Okla. He taught school in western Oklahoma. He had worked for Shell Oil Company in the accounting department for more than 30 years prior to his retirement in 1973. He had been a resident of Cushing since 1942. He was a longtime member, deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church. He was involved in Cushing Senior Citizens Center. He was a member of Shell Retirees.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonita Fraser of Oklahoma City and Linda Higgins of Burkburnett; three sisters, Lou Tee Hefley of Elk City, Okla., Rada Kohl of Okeene, Okla., and Ysleta Coughlin of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Gladys Craighead
ELECTRA - Gladys Lorraine Forster Craighead, 64, of Electra died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in Electra.
Services will be held in California. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Local arrangements are under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home of Electra. California arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Mortuary of Cypruss, Calif. 
Mrs. Craighead was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Grand Island, Neb. She and Dale Craighead were married Aug. 12, 1978, in Reno, Nev. She had lived in Rancho Murietta, Calif., before moving to Electra seven years ago. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Kyla Bentitou of San Mateo, Calif., and Debbie Mixon of Palmetto, Fla.; a sister, Garnet Dunn of Fountain Valley, Calif.; three brothers, Gary Forster of Reno, Larry Forster of Nokesville, Va., and Paul Forster of Newport Beach, Calif.; and three grandchildren. 

Annie Mae Randolph
QUANAH, Texas - Annie Mae Randolph, 90, of Oklahoma City died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in an Oklahoma City nursing home. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ with Lyndal Werner officiating. Burial will be in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Price-Jackson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Randolph was born Aug. 12, 1908, in Fort Towson, Okla. She and Dan Randolph were married March 18, 1935, in Frederick, Okla. She had lived in Quanah since 1953, where she was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star and the Church of Christ.
Survivors include three daughters, Georgia Shaw and Ella Wagner, both of Oklahoma City, and Bobbie Randle of Wichita, Kan.; two sons, Daniel and Johnny, both of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Emma Lee Williams and Mary Lee Burris, both of Las Vegas; 17 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ Bible Study Class.

James Orvil Davis
BOWIE, Texas - James Orvil Davis, 79, of Montague, Texas, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Montague with the Rev. Darius McKay, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Forestburg, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Davis was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Velma, Okla. He and Geneva Culver were married March 11, 1971, in Bonita, Texas. She died Nov. 29, 1995. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Montague. He was retired from Nocona Boot Company.
Survivors include four daughters, Joann Jones of Jacksboro, Texas, Virginia Helen Alleman of Holtwood, Penn., Myrle Taylor of Wichita Falls and Zoe Green of Ozona, Texas; three sisters, Elma Lee Gentry and Dovie Bramdlett, both of Oklahoma City, and Ruby Jones of Lodi, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mildred Laverne Burke
WEATHERFORD, Texas – Mildred Laverne Burke, 76, of Weatherford died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in a Fayetteville, N.C., hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Weatherford with Bishop Pete Carroll officiating. Burial will be in East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford under the direction of White’s Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burke was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Wichita Falls. Her husband, John Charles Burke, died in 1980. She had been a Weatherford resident for the past 40 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A daughter, Beverly Ann, died in 1991. Survivors include a son, Verlen Charles of Riverside, Calif.; three daughters, Karen Trotter of Azle, Texas, Debra Newsom of Weatherford and Stephanie Pelley of Fayetteville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Blanche Nelson
WEATHERFORD, Texas – Blanche Tompkins Nelson, 98, of Weatherford died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998. 
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in Johnson Cemetery in Munday, Texas, with the Rev. Alan Barbee of Arlington, Texas, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of White’s Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Nelson was born May 6, 1900, in Munday. Records indicate that she was the first baby born in Munday. She and Clyde Nelson were married Feb. 9, 1923, in Benjamin, Texas. She attended San Marcos Academy and Simmons College, which later became Hardin Simmons University. She was a school teacher. She was recognized as the Texas Baptist Mother of the Year by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in 1959. She had lived in the Knox County area for 76 years before moving to Weatherford in 1978. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weatherford, a Sunday School teacher and a Women’s Missionary Union leader.
Survivors include a son, Paul of Abilene, Texas; three daughters, Wanda Barbee of Bronte, Texas, Mary Lou Morgette of Austin and Ann Nelson of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Johnson Cemetery Fund in Munday or Christian Education for the Blind, P.O. Box 6399, Fort Worth, Texas 76115.

Suzanne Stringer
GRAND SALINE, Texas – Suzanne Stringer, 42, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in her Grand Saline residence. 
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Broad Street Church of Christ in Mineola with Lee Peters and Steven Neville officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stringer was born April 28, 1956, in Hobart, Okla. She and her husband, Bob Stringer, had been married for 23 years. She received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Stephen F. Austin University and her master’s degree in early childhood development from Texas A&M University, Commerce. She was an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years, teaching in George West for two years and Grand Saline Independent School District for the past 19 years. She was recognized as the teacher of the year in 1995 in Grand Saline. She was a member of Broad Street Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Survivors include her husband; her mother and step-father, Floy and Wilse Edwards of Olney, Texas; two sons, Philip and Jeff, both of Grand Saline; a daughter, Erin Stringer of Grand Saline; three brothers, David Seigler of Urbana, Ill., Karl Seigler of Wichita Falls and Richard Seigler of Madison, Miss.; four sisters, Meleese Seigler of Austin, Jeanie Crosthwait of Shallowater, Texas, and Babette Coles of Rowlett, Texas; and one step-sister, Marnell Marone of Olney, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Library Fund of Broad Street Church of Christ. 

Ann E. Allbritton Seals
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Ann E. Allbritton Seals, 84, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel No. 2 with her daughter, the Rev. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Seals, officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Mausoleum under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home.
Mrs. Seals was born April 14, 1914, in Oklahoma City. She and John Raymond Seals were married Dec. 19, 1936. He died July 10, 1991. She was a graduate of Wichita Falls High School and Hardin Junior College. She attended the University of Texas.
Survivors include a son, Dr. John Raymond Jr. of San Antonio; two daughters, Ann Caroline Moore of McAllen, Texas, and the Rev. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Seals of Claremont, N.H.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel No. 2. 
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 1904, McAllen, Texas 78505.

Dennis Pate
Dennis Pate, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in a Fort Worth nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Crestview Memorial Park with the Rev. Larry Shields, associate pastor of Faith Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel. 
Mr. Pate was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Electra. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Navy. He worked as an inspector at Special Projects Manufacturing Company, Inc. He was a member of the American Society for Quality Control. 
Survivors include his wife, Tanya; a daughter, Denise Pate of Royce City, Texas; three step-daughters, Stacy Littrell of Dallas, Shelly Shields of Wichita Falls and Stephanie Daniel of Guthrie, Texas; six grandchildren; and his mother, Thelma.

Doris Good Johnson
IOWA PARK – Doris Good Johnson, 86, of Iowa Park died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in Wichita Falls.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of Christ with Jeff Ratliff, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home of Iowa Park. 
Mrs. Johnson was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Wichita Falls. She and Albert Johnson Jr. were married Aug. 6, 1938, in Frederick, Okla. He died Dec. 23, 1989. She was a lifetime resident of Iowa Park. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Dockman of Wichita Falls and Kate Wright of Iowa Park; two sisters, Martha Dennis and Edna Good, both of Wichita Falls; her father, Raymond Good of Iowa Park; four granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

Henry Will Barton
Henry Will Barton, 86, of Wichita Falls died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in a local nursing center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Perkins Chapel, with the Rev. John Dillard, associate pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. 
Mr. Barton was born Jan. 24, 1912, in Decatur, Texas. He had lived in Wichita Falls since 1926. He was a retired colonel with the Army National Guard Artillery and a retired English professor at Midwestern State University. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the church choir for 50 years. 
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret of Austin; a son, Henry David of Centreville, Va.; and two granddaughters.

Annie Mae Randolph
QUANAH, Texas – Annie Mae Randolph, 80, of Oklahoma City died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in an Oklahoma City nursing home. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ with Lyndal Werner officiating. Burial will be in Quanah Memorial Park under the direction of Price-Jackson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Randolph was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Fort Towson, Okla. She and Dan Randolph were married March 18, 1935, in Frederick, Okla. She had lived in Quanah since 1953, where she was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star and the Church of Christ.
Survivors include three daughters, Georgia Shaw and Ella Wagner, both of Oklahoma City, and Bobbie Randle of Wichita, Kan.; two sons, Daniel and Johnny, both of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Emma Lee Williams and Mary Lee Burris, both of Las Vegas; 17 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ Bible Study Class.

David B. Maldonado Sr. 
David B. Maldonado Sr., 80, of Wichita Falls died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in a local hospital. 
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Hector Medina, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. 
Mr. Maldonado was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Bay City, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He was a retired carpenter, a longtime Wichita Falls resident and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Survivors include four sons, Ben Jaramillo of Abilene, Texas, David B. Jr. of Fort Worth and Raymond and Raul, both of Wichita Falls; six daughters, Connie Perez, Irene Butterfield, Hope Hernandez and Rachael Lay, all of Wichita Falls, Mary Garza of Fort Worth and Stella Maldonado of San Antonio; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Daniel Boone Lesh
Daniel Boone Lesh, 80, of Wichita Falls died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in a local nursing center. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Jimmy Whitney, pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Memphis, Tenn., and the Rev. T.L. Wilborn, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Lesh was born July 19, 1918, in Petrolia, Texas. He retired from Texas Electric after 30 years of service. He had been a Wichita Falls resident since 1953 and was a member of First Assembly of God Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mary Ann of Brookline, Mass., and Candi McKee of Wichita Falls; two step-sons, the Rev. Jimmy Whitney of Memphis and Bobby Whitney of Wichita Falls; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today. 

Janie Ruth Lane
Janie Ruth Lane, 63, of Wichita Falls died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, in a local hospital. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Rick Mitchell, youth pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Lane was born May 3, 1935, in Cookietown, Okla. She had lived in Wichita Falls for six and a half years. She was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church. 
Survivors include a son, David R. of Syracuse, Utah; a daughter, Diane of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Opal Mather of Fairfield, Calif., and Nelle Armstrong of Rio Vista, Calif.; four brothers, Clarence Brown of Hastings, Okla., Roy Brown of Tipton, Okla., Clifford Brown of Santa Monica, Calif., and C.S. Brown of Denver, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

Ruby E. Overton
BOWIE, Texas – Ruby E. Overton, 85, of Montague, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in a Bowie hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Montague with the Rev. Darius McKay, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Montague Cemetery under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Overton was born Aug. 4, 1913, in Hutchins, Texas. She was a retired licensed vocational nurse. She had been a longtime resident of Wilmer, Texas, Hutchins and Brownwood, Texas, before moving to Montague seven years ago. She was a member of Women’s Missionary Union and Harmony Rebecca Lodge No. 266 in Dallas. She taught Sunday school for many years at Southern Oaks Baptist Church in Dallas. A great-grandson, Christopher Hamilton, died in April 1995.
Survivors include a son, Joe of Borger, Texas; a daughter, Wilma Hamilton of Montague; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. tonight.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Box 306, Montague, Texas 76251; or Christopher Hamilton Playland Fund, First National Bank, P.O. Box 1081, Bowie, Texas 76230.


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