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Janie Jones Flinn
HENRIETTA, Texas - Janie Jones Flinn, 82, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in Henrietta.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Byers, Texas. 
Mrs. Flinn was born March 7, 1916 in Clay County, Texas. She and C.B. Jones were married Sept. 1, 1937. He died in 1965. She and Houston Flinn were married Nov. 25, 1967. She was a homemaker and member of Byers Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Thonton of Henrietta; and a grandson, Greg Thonton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Ruby Lee King
JACKSBORO, Texas - Ruby Lee King, 92, of Jacksboro died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in Arlington, Texas.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Norman Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Coker Funeral Home.
Mrs. King was born Feb. 20, 1906, in Italy, Texas. She and Julius Garland King were married Jan. 1, 1924, in Hill County, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Louise Tyson of Arlington; four sons, Jessie King of Niland, Calif., Neal King of Devine, Texas, Leon King of Jacksboro and John King of Rockdale, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Ethel Marie Clark
Ethel Marie Clark, 86, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in a local hospital.
Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Crestview Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Howard Chapman, pastor of Senior Adults at First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Clark was born Jan. 17, 1912, in Walters, La. Her husband, James B. 'Champ' Clark, died Feb. 26, 1995. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She had lived in Wichita Falls since 1947.
Survivors include three sons, Michael Champ Clark and Ronald J. Clark, both of Dallas, and Mark W. Clark of Wichita Falls; a sister, Pearl Coleman of Baton Rouge, La.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Elgia L. 'Bobbie' Brand
Elgia L. 'Bobbie' Brand, 92, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in a local nursing center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Leonard, pastor of Eden Hills Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Brand was born Dec. 4, 1905, in Lebanon, Okla. Her husband, Francis Lee Brand, died May 15, 1982. She was retired from Dr Pepper Bottling Company. She was a Baptist and a longtime resident of Wichita Falls.
Survivors include a step-son, Francis Brand Jr. of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mary Clayton of Wichita Falls and Lillie Cannedy of Olney, Texas; and a grandson.

Howard Wesley Bates
Howard Wesley Bates, 75, of Windthorst, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998 in a local hospital.
Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Bates was born Oct. 30, 1922, Coryell County, Texas. He was a retired trucker with Merchants Motor Lines.
Survivors include a daughter, Lee Scheffe of Windthorst; a son, Kelly Bates of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Elva May Jackson of Winters, Texas; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Bess Marie Lave Shaw
Bess Marie Lave Shaw, 78, died Thursday Sept. 17, 1998, in a local hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at City View Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey McMurry officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home.
Mrs. Shaw was born Aug. 4, 1920, in Hartford City, Ind. Her husband, Dub Shaw, died in 1978. She was a Sunday school teacher for junior high Sunday school class for several years and was a saleswomen.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Howden of Tampa, Fla., and Martha Shaw of Wichita Falls; a son, Wedge Shaw of Wichita Falls; a sister, Elizabeth E. Markley of Keller, Texas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mercedes Lujan
Mercedes Lujan, 104, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Hampton Vaughan Downtown Chapel. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Hector Medina officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mrs. Lujan was born March 23, 1894, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Her husband, Fidel Lujan, died in 1979. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Survivors include seven daughters, Maria Ramirez of Azusa, Calif., Virginia Lujan of Ventura, Calif., and Dora Perez, Connie Cardenas, Natalie Armendarez, Mataldia Perez and Lupe Hernandez, all of Wichita Falls; two sons, Manuel Lujan of Wichita Falls and Fidel Lujan of Bethany, Okla.; 47 grandchildren; 95 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

Estella Guerra
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Estella Guerra, 80, of Wichita Falls died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in a local hospice center.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in White Haven Memorial Park, Rochester under the direction of Parsky Funeral Home.
Mrs. Guerra was born Jan. 3, 1918, in Brooklyne, N.Y. She and Anthony Guerra were married in 1947 in Rochester. She was a resident of Wichita Falls for 20 years and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Sandra J. Palma of Wichita Falls; a son, Robert Kotin of Rochester; two brothers, Benjamin Sarfaty and Lewis Sarfaty, both of Rochester; a sister, Mollie Setzer of Rochester; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Billy Joe McBroom
ELECTRA - Billy Joe McBroom, 66, of Holliday, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in a local hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Electra Memorial Park with the Rev. William G. Etheredge, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial is under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Mr. McBroom was born April 20, 1932, in Electra. He and Mozella Elizabeth Brown were married Nov. 6, 1954, in Wichita Falls. He was a sergeant in the Army, serving from 1951 to 1954, and was a past secretary of the Electra Jaycees. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Electra Volunteer Fire Department and coached Little League baseball.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Terry Joe of Electra, Gary Dean and David Allen, both of Holliday; a daughter, Debbie Faye Pearcy of Bastrop, Texas; three sisters, Audie Mae Young of Rhome, Texas, Helen Dowe of Wichita Falls and Retta Cook of Houston; and eight grandchildren.

Jake Hoeffner Jr.
BOWIE, Texas - Jake Hoeffner Jr., 71, of Bowie died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in a Bowie hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home with Dr. Darius McKay, pastor of First Baptist Church of Montague, Texas, and Dr. Steve Stone, pastor of Heartsong United Methodist Church of Cordova, Tenn., officiating. Burial will be in Brushy Cemetery.
Mr. Hoeffner was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Hurnville, Texas. He and Alyne Eqenbacker were married June 5, 1951. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, and Reddy-McClellan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8789. He raised cattle most of his life and served in the Navy Air Corps during World War II.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Susan Edwards of Granbury, Texas; a brother, Paul Hoeffner of Millington, Tenn.; and a sister, Lily Bond of Wichita Falls.

Lorine L. Garrett Seeds
BOWIE, Texas - Lorine Lindsay Garrett Seeds, 92, of Bowie died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in a Bowie hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Bowie with Dr. Ronnie Lawson, pastor of First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Ben Wiseman officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Seeds was born Aug. 16, 1906, in Bowie. She and Alvin Henry Garret were married Sept. 8, 1923, in Bowie. He passed away in 1960. She and Charlie O. Seeds were married in April 1964 in Bowie. He passed away in 1970. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a member of King's Daughter's Bible Class, the Order of Eastern Star Bowie Chapter No. 16 as a Worthy Matron. She was employed by Perry Brothers for 12 years, Russel's Department Store for 25 years, Fabricque Fabric Store for five years and the Diet Center for five years.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Winningham of Bowie; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to The Order of Eastern star, Chapter No. 16, P.O. Box 704, Bowie TX, 76230.

Lenore Alkire
ABILENE, Texas - Lenore Alkire, 78, of Abilene died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at a local hospital.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene with Bill Luttrell, James Fulbright and Cecil Alexander officiating. Burial is under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.
Mrs. Alkire was born in Greene County, Indiana. She and Orval Lyman Alkire were married Dec. 31, 1935, in Greene County. He died in 1985. She attended all public schools in Greene County, lived in Idaho from 1948 to 1975 and moved to Abilene in 1985. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Hillcrest Church of Christ in Abilene, served as historian and chaplain of Major Francis Grice Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in Wichita Falls and was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Erma Jean Loveland of Abilene, Norma Harrell of Wichita Falls, two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Abilene Christian University Library, ACU Station, Box 29208, Abilene, TX 79699.
Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Hubert Don Wood
WAURIKA, Texas - Hubert Don Wood, 79, of Waurika died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in a local hospital.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Willis C. Worley and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Wood was born May 24, 1919, in Waurika. He and Frances Cleveland were married Aug. 4, 1956, in Waurika. He attended Waurika schools and served in the military in World War II. He was a diesel mechanic and retired in 1977. He had lived in Wichita Falls since 1963.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Barbara Walter of Oak Harbor Washington, Tracey Armstrong of Waco, Texas; a son, Hubert Jr. of Wichita Falls; a stepdaughter, Jo A. Jones of West Tawakoni, Texas; two stepsons, Don Sheffield of Randlett, Okla., Glen Sheffield of Gunter, Texas; two sisters, Edith Brown of Altus, Okla., Delpha Brown of Houston; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Charles Dean Price
OKLAHOMA CITY - Charles "Chuck" Dean Price, 26, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998.
Services will be Monday 11 a.m. at Bill Eisenhour N.E. Funeral Home. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home.
Mr. Price was born Feb. 26, 1972, in Wichita Falls. He and Tami Hale were married on July 17, 1998, in Oklahoma City. He served in the Army reserve from 1994 to 1998.
Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Keldon Whittington of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Shannon Owen of Midwest, Okla., Jessica Price of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Brad Kimsey of Yukon, Okla, Tim Price, and Cody Price both of Wichita Falls.

Maggie Moser Fuhrman
HENRIETTA, Texas - Maggie Moser Fuhrman, 97, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in Wichita Falls.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Rucker, pastor of Bible Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, officiating with W.J. Sonny felts assisting. Burial will be in Hurnville Cemetery in the Hurnville community of Clay County.
Mrs. Fuhrman was born Nov. 13, 1900, in Rohrbach, Russia. She and Fred Fuhrman were married Feb. 21, 1921, at Hurnville Baptist Church. He died Jan. 1, 1979. She came to America with her parents and siblings to Galveston, Texas, in 1901. They eventually settled in a German community north of Henrietta known as Hurnville. She was retired as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) from Bethania Hospital in 1980. She remained involved with farming and cattle until the time of her death. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Wichita Falls and the Clay County Farm Bureau. She was a Duchess for the 1985 Clay County Pioneer Reunion. She had lived her life in Hurnville, Texas, Petrolia, Texas, Wichita Falls and Dean, Texas.
Survivors include two daughters, Lillie Mae Corder of Bellflower, Calif., and Ella Marie Morris of Wichita Falls; a son, Eugene Freddie Fuhrman of Dean; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial may be made to Bible Baptist church, 908 Austin, Wichita Falls TX, 76301.

Charles H. Gray
HENRIETTA, Texas – Charles H. Gray, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, in a Henrietta Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Bellevue, Texas, with the Rev. Lewis Sleeth, pastor, the Rev. Valerie Mireb, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Henrietta, and the Rev. Bill LaBarr, pastor of Lake Cities, Texas, First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Bellevue Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mr. Gray was born August 23, 1920, in Bowie, Texas. He and Maxine Wynn were married April 4, 1948, in Bowie. He moved to Clay County in 1948. He was a graduate of Bowie High School. He attended Howard Payne University, North Texas Agricultural College. He was a member of the 2nd air commando group of the Army Air Forces in the India, Burma, and China Theatres during World War II. He has been in the ranching business and has served on many committees and organizations related to agriculture. He was presented with an award for his participation in an area of agriculture from Gov. Briscoe and he was a charter member of the Clay County Junior Livestock Association. He represented Bellevue/Vashti in the North Texas Rehab Cattle Auction Drive, served on the board of directors for JAC, as chairman of the Clay County Memorial Hospital Board and was trustee of Bethania Regional Health Care Center Foundation Board for a number of years. He was a delegate for the Wichita Falls District on Finance and served on the administrative board in Dallas for the North Texas Conference of the First United Methodist Church. He served on the Pioneer Association Nine-man Board as treasurer for five years and was president of the Clay County Pioneer Association in 1996. 
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Cheryl Beth Klein of Henrietta; two sisters, Rose Carter of Arlington, Texas, and Martha Willett of Keller, Texas; a brother, Paul Gray of Collinsville, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Davis Funeral Home.

Robert Hugh Sterling
Robert Hugh Sterling, 39, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. today at Hampton Vaughan Downtown Chapel with Larry Suttle officiating. 
Mr. Sterling was born Nov. 29, 1958, in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a member of the Church of Christ and had lived in Wichita Falls for two-and-a-half months.
Survivors include his mother, Faye Wilson of Wichita Falls; his stepfather, Virgil Wilson of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Cindy Matt of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and JoAnn Moulin of Hoover, Ala.; and his grandmothers, Dorothy Leflar of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, and Agnes Maserk of Regina.
Memorials may be made to Texoma Christian Care Center and 10th and Broad Church of Christ. 

Eunice Fields Pickard
Eunice Fields Pickard, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in her Wichita Falls residence.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hampton-Vaughan Crestview Chapel with the Rev. Jim Zug officiating. Burial will be in the Archer City, Texas, Cemetery.
Mrs. Pickard was born Jan. 22, 1907, in Knox County, Texas. She and Bernard Pickard were married Jan. 28, 1952, in Archer City. He died Oct. 15, 1994. She retired in 1983 after 40 years of working as a department store clerk and was a member of First Baptist Church of Archer City. She had lived in Wichita Falls for four years.
Survivors include a son, Marvin of Archer City; two daughters, Joyce Crosslin of Wichita Falls and Bonnie McElhannon of Rhome, Texas; a brother, Jerry Fields of Holliday, Texas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Archer City Cemetery fund.

Bess Etta Smith
Bess Etta Smith, 92, of Wichita Falls died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in a Wichita Falls care center.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Crestview Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.
Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 28, 1905, in Smithville, Tenn. Her husband, Harry Smith, died in August 1965. She was a member of the Woman’s Auxiliary at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and had lived in Wichita Falls for 74 years. Her son, Harry Freeman Smith, died in September 1994.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Jeanette Sampson of Las Vegas; a sister, Georgia Samarjian of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Texoma Christian Care Center.

Vivian A. Cozby
NOCONA, Texas – Vivian A. Haralson Cozby, 90, of Nocona died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in a Nocona nursing home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Nocona with the Rev. Walter Haynie and the Rev. Roland Hodge officiating. Burial will be in Nocona Cemetery under the direction of Scott-Morris Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cozby was born Oct. 24, 1907, in Montague County, Texas. She and Robert Tom Cozby were married June 22, 1930, in Montague County. He died May 14, 1984. She was a church organist and a piano teacher for many years and was a Baptist and a homemaker. 
Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Howard Wesley Bates
Howard Wesley Bates, 75, of Abilene, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998 in a local hospital.
Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mr. Bates was born Oct. 30, 1922, Coryell County, Texas. He was a retired trucker with Merchants Motor Lines.
Survivors include a daughter, Lee Scheffe of Windthorst; a son, Kelly Bates of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Elva May Jackson of Winters, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.


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