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Lloyd A. Jones
ELECTRA – Lloyd A. Jones, 88, of Electra died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in Electra.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Sanford, pastor of Electra Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in New Electra Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Mr. Jones was born Oct. 17, 1909, in Brady, Texas. He and Catherine V. Minderman were married Dec. 30, 1933, in Vernon. He was a 1929 graduate of Electra High School. He attended Abilene Christian College. He was a production superintendent for Frank Wood. He founded Lloyd Jones Drilling Company before retiring in 1980. He is the holder of several U.S. patents on oilfield equipment he invented while in the oil business. He was the past president of Electra Museum and Historical Association and a member of Wichita County Historical Society. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a deacon for First Baptist Church for more than 50 years. He was a chairman of the Electra Cemetery Association. He was an ADA Committee Member for the city of Electra and Electra Independent School District. A son, Sammy Joe, died July 17, 1947.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jackie Pemberton of San Ramon, Calif., and Cynthia ‘Sissy‘ Reese of Wichita Falls; a sister, Mabel Streety of Electra; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 2304 Midwestern Parkway, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308; or Electra Memorial Hospital, 1207 S. Bailey, Electra, Texas 76360.

Bob Lee Brown
Bob Lee Brown, 70, of Petrolia, Texas, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in Petrolia.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Petrolia with the Rev. Rick Lucier officiating. Burial will be in Petrolia Cemetery under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown was born Jan. 20, 1928, in Charlie, Texas. He was a self-employed rancher. He was past member of the Nine Man Board, Texas Cattleman’s Association, and past president of Clay County Pioneer Association. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Petrolia.
Survivors include a son, W.L. ‘Widgy’ of Petrolia; two daughters, Jan Lott and Brenda Brown, both of Petrolia; a brother, Jerry Ladd of Olney, Texas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to Petrolia Cemetery Association.

Barbara Trussell
HASKELL, Texas – Barbara Trussell, 62, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at her Haskell residence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Haskell with the Rev. Jim Turner officiating. Burial will be in Willow Cemetery under the direction of Holden-McCauley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Trussell was born April 4, 1936, in Las Cruces, N.M. She and Robert C. Trussell were married Sept. 15, 1957, in Boxy Farms, N.M. She was a homemaker and worked as a cook at Rice Springs Care Home. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Pam Steele of Haskell; her mother and step-father, Pamela and Truman Howard of Artesia, N.M.; two brothers, Jimmy Alexander and DeWayne Howard, both of Artesia; a sister, Rita Butts of Artesia; and three grandchildren. 

Terry R. Chandler
BURKBURNETT – Terry R. Chandler, 58, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at his Burkburnett residence.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel of Burkburnett with the Rev. Landon Winstead of First Christian Church of Burkburnett officiating.
Mr. Chandler was born May 2, 1940, in Altus, Okla. He retired from the Air Force after more than 23 years of service. He graduated from Oelwein High School in Oelwein, Iowa. He then graduated from Iowa State University, attending on a full athletic scholarship with football. He then worked at the Sheppard Air Force Base Commissary before retiring in 1997. He was a member of Burkburnett First Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth of Baytown, Texas; his mother, Iola of Burkburnett; a sister, Jan Sheryl Tanner of Burkburnett; and one grandchild.

Ila Harbour
Ila Harbour, 83, of Wichita Falls died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at a local care center.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Crestview Memorial Park with L. Keith Parker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harbour was born Sept. 22, 1914, in Gainesville, Texas. Her husband, Claude Harbour, died in 1972. She was the manager of Nadine’s Dress Shop. She had lived in Wichita Falls since 1952. 
Survivors include two daughter, Pat Davis of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Joe Lovell of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Kenneth of Austin, Texas, and Robert of San Angelo, Texas; a sister, Iva Fain of Bartonville, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Tessie Lawson
Tessie Lawson, 86, of Wichita Falls died Friday, July 17, 1998, at her residence.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Crestview Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lawson was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Poolville, Texas. Her husband, Forest Lawson, died in 1981. She was a member of Floral Heights United Methodist Church, Faith Chapter No. 713 and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid baseball and football fan.
Survivors include a son, Robert of Wichita Falls; a sister, Ruby Hudson of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Jennie Thomas Stith
Jennie Thomas Stith, 77, of Wichita Falls died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at a local hospice center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Floral Heights United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Wilkinson, pastor, and the Rev. Merwin Turner, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stith was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Sparks, Okla. She and Richard Stith were married Sept. 20, 1942, in Norman, Okla. She had graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She taught the children’s 4-year-olds Sunday School Class at Floral Heights United Methodist Church for 42 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Couple’s Class, the Wichita General Hospital Auxiliary and the Dead Poets Society. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. 
Survivors include her husband; a son, David of Monroe, La.; and two grandsons. 
The family will be at the funeral home Sunday from 5-6 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or to Floral Heights United Methodist Church Pastor’s Fund.

Monty Gene Ellis
VERNON, Texas – Monty Gene Ellis, 40, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in Austin, Texas.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today in Eastview Cemetery with Tim Marshall officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Mr. Ellis was born Feb. 25, 1959, in Vernon. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his father, Gene; a brother, Clayton of Iowa Park; and a sister, Linda Phillips of Chillicothe, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Preston Flick
PAOLI, Ind -- Preston Flick, 101, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, in Paoli, Ind.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli with Harvey McAdams officiating. Burial will in Ames Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Flick was born Jan. 27, 1897, in Orange County, Ind. He and Louella Lash Brooks were married in 1922. She died in December 1987. He was a lifetime member of DAV. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He was retired from Frenchlick Spring Hotel and was a farmer.
Survivors include a daughter, Wanita Braband of Texas; four sons, Dwight of Nebraska, Dwayne and Carrol, both of Indiana, and Jesse of Texas; 23 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time today.

Jimmy Ray Lawson
FREDERICK, Okla. – Jimmy Ray Lawson, 63, of Tipton, Okla., died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in an Altus, Okla., hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Tipton First Baptist Church with Troy Taylor and Cal Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gish Funeral Home.
Mr. Lawson was born June 20, 1935, in Tipton. He graduated from Tipton High School. He and Bobbie Jean Rector were married April 14, 1956, in Frederick. He worked for Southwest Rural Electric Co. and had owned and operated the Tiger Den. He also worked for the Soil Conservation Service and retired from there June 1. He was past worshipful master of the Tipton Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Eastern Star. He was a member of First Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Rhonda Lawson of Grapevine, Texas, and Pam Davis of Moore, Okla.; one brother, Bob Lawson of Waskom, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Jackson County Memorial Hospice or to a favorite charity.

Chris Richardson
BURKBURNETT – Chris Richardson, 9, of Randlett, Okla., died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today 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 of Burkburnett.
Chris was born Nov. 28, 1988, in Fort Worth. He was a fourth-grade student at Big Pasture Elementary School in Randlett. He was involved in the 4-H Club in Randlett and Little League Baseball. He was a member of Abundant Life Church of God. 
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Hill of Randlett and David Richardson of Abilene, Texas; two brothers, Brandon and Josh, both of Randlett; and his grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Collins of Hamlin, Texas, James Howard of Stanford, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Richardson of Stanford, Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Hardtigan of Weslaco, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hill of Stanford, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Griffin of McCaulley, Texas, and Minnie Walker of Stanford, Texas. 

Shawn Whittington
WALTERS, Okla. – Michael Shawn Whittington, 26, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at his Temple, Okla., residence. 
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Randlett, Okla., Cemetery with C.C. Kiddy officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home.
Mr. Whittington was born March 13, 1972, in Wichita Falls. He grew up in Burkburnett and Randlett. He lived in Wichita Falls for several years before moving to Temple four years ago. 
Survivors include his parents, Andy and Karol Whittington of Temple; two sons, Steven Craig of Wichita Falls and Michael Shawn Chance of Elmore City, Okla.; a daughter, Sierra Zee Whittington of Elmore City; and a brother, Gary of Temple.

Margie Lee Mayo
ELECTRA, Texas – Margie Lee Mayo, 72, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Wichita Falls. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Electra with the Rev. Tom Medley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Electra Memorial Park under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Mayo was born March 18, 1926, in Maynardville, Tenn. She and Carl Mayo were married April 9, 1946, in Maynardville. He died Sept. 5, 1977. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Electra, the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and she was active in the church choir. She was involved with Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Graves of Nocona, Texas; three sons, Albert of Vernon, Texas, Jackie of Springtown, Texas, and Tommy of Midland, Texas; a brother, Arlie Childress of Knoxville, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 6-8 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Electra Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels.

Christino Rodriguez
Christino Banda Rodriguez, 86, of Wichita Falls, died Saturday, July 17, 1998, at a Wichita Falls hospital. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lunn’s Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Joe Banda, Jehovah’s Witness minister, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park. 
Mr. Rodriguez was born Dec. 21, 1911, in Vastro, Texas. He and Andrea Hernandez were married 64 years ago in Frederick, Okla. He had worked for Ted Litteken Construction Company for 50 years. He had lived in Wichita Falls for 80 years.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Christino Rodriguez Jr., and Joe, both of Wichita Falls; a sister, Ernesto Franco of Wichita Falls; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Sibyl Langford
OLNEY, Texas – Sibyl Langford, 83, of Olney, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at an Olney nursing home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hamilton Street Church of Christ with Scotte Clark, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Mrs. Langford was born Aug. 3, 1914, in Olney. She and Gene Langford were married April 13, 1941, in Borger, Texas. He died Jan. 2, 1991. She had been a resident of Olney since 1991, moving from Odessa, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Hamilton Street Church of Christ. 
Survivors include a daughter, Suzy Davis Moore of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, Billy Joe Hardesty of Olney, Texas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Joanna Cornelia Snyder
Joanna Cornelia Snyder, 94, of Wichita Falls, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel with the Rev. Craig Zumbrunnen officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Snyder was born Jan. 14, 1904, in Gage County, Neb. She and Alfred Darnell were married in 1919 in Beatrice, Neb. He died in 1927. She and Harry E. Ward were married in 1929. She and Roy H. Snyder were married in 1935 in Lincoln, Neb. He died in 1966. She attended Gage County public schools and graduated from high school in Beatrice. She was a homemaker and a member of World War I Women’s Veterans Auxiliary. She was a member of Christ United Presbyterian Church of Wichita Falls and was a member of Protestant Women’s Bible Study Group. She had been a resident of Rolling Meadows Retirement Complex since 1994, and had previously been a resident of Wichita Falls from 1981 to 1992, before moving to Colorado. 
Two sons, Sydney Snyder and Jack Darnell preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Dean Darnell of Deltona, Fla., and Richard Snyder of Los Angeles; three daughters, Doris Call Rice Koopman of Wichita Falls and Cape Cod, Mass., Darlene Phillips of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Sandra Miller of Arvada, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home Monday from 6-8 p.m.

George Zennecker
CHILDRESS, Texas – George Zennecker, 52, of Childress, died Friday, July 17, 1998, in Childress. 
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Childress Cemetery with the Rev. Jim McCurley, pastor of First Baptist Church of Childress, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Mr. Zennecker was born July 31, 1945, in Hugo, Okla. He was a machine operator. 
Survivors include his mother, Ocie Furr of Childress; and two daughters, Doris Cole of Alabama, and Brandie Zennecker of Quinlan, Texas.

Andrew Jackson Baldwin
VERNON, Texas – Andrew Jackson ‘Andy’ Baldwin, 74, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Vernon.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Fox, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. 
Mr. Baldwin was born May 27, 1924, in McKinney, Texas. He and Billye Sue Smith were married April 6, 1946, in Abilene, Texas. She died June 28, 1973. He and Johnie Mae Eppler were married Feb. 16, 1974, in Vernon. He was retired from Mrs. Baird’s Bakery and Vernon State Hospital. He was a bus driver for Vernon Independent School District and a custodian for Calvary Baptist Church of Vernon, of which he had been a member for 38 years. He had been a resident of Abilene and Vernon for most of his life. He was a longtime member of the Vernon Lion’s Club. He served in the Army Battery C of 554 Anti Aircraft (AW) Battalion.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Kenneth of Amarillo, Texas; four daughters, Janice Streit, Judy Jansa, Jennifer Baldwin, and Jessica Lacy all of Vernon; two stepdaughters, Tammy Dawson of Clute, Texas, and Christy Cooper of Lewisville, Texas; three sisters, Ollie Yarborough and Wynn Krempin, both of Abilene, Texas, and Mac Douglas of Austin; and 14 grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Golden Wings Hospice Foundation or Calvary Baptist Church.

Rodgie Bass Wortham
VERNON, Texas – Rodgie Bass Wortham, 78, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, at a Houston hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Hopewell Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Ronnie Govan officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Wortham was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Mexia, Texas. She and Henry C. Bass were married in 1936 in Mexia. He died March 1968. She and Eldridge Wortham were married in 1991 in Vernon. She was a retired cook at Wilbarger General Hospital in Vernon. She was a member of Greater Hopewell Church of God in Christ. 
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Henrietta Jackson of Houston; three sisters, Della Mae Thomas of Wichita Falls, Eliza Ann Patterson of Midland, Texas, and Freddie Lee Rockwell of Dallas; a brother, Australia Pryor of Kermit, Texas; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home Monday from 7-8 p.m.


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