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Jewell Long
PADUCAH, Texas – Jewell Long, 93, of Paducah died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at a Paducah nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Paducah with the Rev. Keith Prather, pastor of Missionary Baptist Church of Paducah, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home.
Miss Long was born April 7, 1905, in King County, Texas. She returned to Paducah from Kermit, Texas, in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. 
Survivors include a brother, Elmo of Paducah; and a sister, Eula Bannowsky of Junction, Texas.

Price Sandlin
PADUCAH, Texas – Price Sandlin, 91, of Paducah, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at a Duncan, Okla., nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Paducah with the Dr. Tilden Armstrong, a retired Methodist minister of Paducah, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home.
Mr. Sandlin was born May 20, 1907, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He and Ollie Grier were married Sept. 28, 1927, in Hill County, Texas. She died Nov. 1, 1980. He came to Cottle County in 1917, and lived in the Chalk community. He was the fire chief for the Paducah Fire Department from 1943 until 1972, and was also a dispatcher for the Paducah Fire Department and Cottle County Sheriff’s Department until retiring at age 88. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and a member of the First Christian Church. A son, Tom, died in 1983. 
Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Rushing and Carolyn Green, both of Duncan; two brothers, Willard of Carlsbad, N.M., and Eugene of Corvollis, Ore.; two sisters, Essie Murray of Paducah and Opal Karas of Carlsbad; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. 

John Edwin Perkins, Jr.
FREDERICK, Okla. – John Edwin Perkins, Jr., 83, of Frederick, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Frederick, Okla.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Oklahoma Chapel of Frederick Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Graves, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Frederick Funeral Home.
Mr. Perkins was born June 22, 1915, in Chillicothe, Texas. He and Elizabeth Cowen were married May 4, 1940. He attended school in Snyder, Okla., and Frederick, graduating from Frederick High School in 1933. He served in the Navy during World War II and was stationed in Mechanicburg, Pa. He was an accountant and had been employed by Meadors Worthington Chevrolet and Goodyear Service Store in Frederick before being transferred to El Reno, Okla. He was a bookkeeper for several businesses in Frederick including Wade Watson Chevrolet and Frederick Memorial Hospital. He moved to Duncan, Okla., in 1962, where he served as a hospital administrator, and later to Chickasha, Okla., where he held a similar position. He returned to Frederick in 1974. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was a treasurer for many years. He was involved in many areas of the church, and was a volunteer in Mission to Costa Rica in the early 1990s. He was a Mason and a member of Frederick Lodge No. 249 AF&AM, and received his 50-year pin in 1997.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, Earl P. “Bud” of Ardmore, Okla.; a daughter, Pat Perry of Frederick; two sons, Richard of Midwest City, Okla., and Mike of Loveland, Colo.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 E. Grand, Frederick, Okla. 73542.

Helen Matney
FREDERICK, Okla. – Helen Matney, 72, of Tipton, Okla., died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at an Oklahoma City hospital. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Gish Funeral Home with the Rev. Homer Matney, a retired Baptist pastor, officiating. 
Mrs. Matney was born May 18, 1926, at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She and W.L. Matney were married August 18, 1959. She graduated from Cleveland High School. She received her nurses’ training at Bethesda Naval Base and served as nurse in the Navy during World War II. She moved to Tipton in 1967. She was a nurse at the Altus Air Force Base for 32 years. 
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Lynn Soliz of Tipton, Debbie Nine of Roswell, N.M., and Kim Williams of Wichita Falls; a sister, Jean Houston of Cleveland; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Tipton Senior Citizens Center.

Laurie Lee Lewis
DALLAS – Laurie Lee Lewis, 38, died Friday, July 17, 1998, in Dallas. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Olney, Texas, with the Rev. Douglas Whiting officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Olney under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home.
Ms. Lewis was born Aug. 7, 1959, in Abilene, Texas. 
Survivors include her parents, Ethelda Van Winkle of Olney and Don Lewis of Paradise, Texas; and a sister, Lindy Bruton of Olney.

Lorene Morrison
WAURIKA, Okla. – Lorene Biffle Morrison, 84, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in a Wichita Falls nursing home.
Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Waurika with the Rev. Richard Eckel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Waurika Perpetual Care Cemetery under the direction of Willis C. Worley and sons Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Morrison was born Jan. 8, 1914, on the family ranch east of Grady, Okla. She and Donald J. Morrison were married Jan. 1, 1939, in Duncan, Okla. He died April 16, 1988. She grew up in Jefferson County and graduated from Waurika High School in 1932. She later attended Hill’s Business School. She and her husband owned and operated the Waurika News Democrat newspaper. She was a former employee of Civil Service and later served as the assistant county school superintendent. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for several years. She was a member of the Sorosis Club and worked on charity drives for various causes. A daughter, Lynn Keck, died Dec. 17, 1995.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Shelli and Kristin Keck, both of Wichita Falls. 

Josie Lott
CHILDRESS, Texas – Josie Lott, 85, of Childress died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Childress.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Childress Church of Christ with Bill Mayes, minister, and Sammy Rowlett officiating. Burial will be in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lott was born Aug. 17, 1912, in Greenwood, Texas. She and John Emery Lott were married Jan. 19, 1951, in Hollis, Okla. He died in May 1972. She graduated Community Center High School in 1929. She was a lifetime Childress area resident, and a member of Childress Church of Christ. 
Survivors include a step-son, Johnnie Lott of Childress; three step-daughters, June Bassett of Yuca Valley, Calif., Creta Voyles of San Angelo, Texas, and Ellen Graham of Childress; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Christino Rodriguez
Christino Banda Rodriguez, 86, of Wichita Falls, died Friday, 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, Ernestina Franco of Wichita Falls; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Lee Roy McBride
PAMPA, Texas – Lee Roy McBride, 83, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Pampa.
Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. today at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church with the Rev. John Valdez, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. McBride was born Nov. 24, 1914, in Wichita Falls. He and Mary Elizabeth Pastusek were married June 29, 1935, in Wichita Falls. He was a 1933 graduate of Wichita Falls High School and played on the Coyote football team. He moved to Pampa in 1936 and founded Pampa Garage and Salvage in 1943, where he was owner and operator at the time of his death. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and was past Grand Knight and past district deputy of Frank Keim Council of Knights of Columbus. He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose and Pampa Optimist Club.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, John R. of Dallas and Jim of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Jasper of Pampa and John P. of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Frank Keim Council Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund.

Billie Ruth Murdick
Billie Ruth Murdick, 74, of Wichita Falls died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Wichita Falls.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel with the Rev. Bob Christmas, pastor of Allendale Baptist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Murdick was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Davidson, Okla. She and Joel A. Murdick were married Feb. 13, 1943, in Grandfield, Okla. He died in 1991. She was employed by Civil Service for 30 years as a secretary in the Service Division in Mortuary Affairs at Sheppard Air Force Base. She moved to Wichita Falls from Frederick, Okla., in 1943. She was a member of Allendale Baptist Church. A son, Bobby Joe, died Nov. 22, 1986.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Melissia Rollins of Wisconsin; a niece, Tomie Evans of Wichita Falls; and a nephew, Larry McLin of Spring, Texas.
Memorials may be made to Allendale Baptist Church.

Phillip Ray Murphy
Phillip Ray Murphy, 53, of Wichita Falls died Saturday, July 18, 1998.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Delaney, pastor of St. John Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Murphy was born March 25, 1945, in Point, Texas. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. He was a truck driver.
Survivors include a son, Trent L. Gildon of Dallas; three sisters, Mary Walker of Los Angeles, Lena Knox and JoAnn Eden, both of Wichita Falls; and two grandchildren.
Viewing will be at the funeral home from 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday.

Pat Allison
HENRIETTA, Texas - Pat Allison, 58, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in a Henrietta hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Bellevue, Texas, Cemetery with Larry Miller, pastor of the Cowboy Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Allison was born June 28, 1940, in Wichita Falls. She was a cosmetologist and a beautician.
Survivors include her husband, George of Henrietta; two daughters, Tammie Benham and Stephanie Allison, both of Henrietta; a brother, Jim Paris of Henrietta; a sister, Rosemary Harle of Bryson, Texas; and three grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-9 this evening for visitation.

Walter C. Evans
HENRIETTA, Texas - Walter C. Evans, 79, of Petrolia, Texas, died Monday, July 20, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Webb officiating. Burial will be in Petrolia Cemetery.
Mr. Evans was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Elbert, Texas. He was a retired mechanic and a member of the First Baptist Church in Throckmorton. He was a former POW and was captured in North Africa and held for 26 months during World War II. He served on the Petrolia City Council for eight years.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie of Petrolia; six sons, Lanny of Hurst, Texas, Dennis of Reno, Nev., Jimmy of Waurika, Okla., Walter C. Evans Jr. of Petrolia, Marvin Holloman of Little Rock, Ark., and Dee Green of Springfield, Mo.; three daughters, Pat Jinks of Waurika, Anita McCloud and Jenny Enox, both of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Rube of Whitesboro, Texas, and J.B. of Houston; three sisters, Sybil Miller of Abilene, Texas, Leo McWhorter of Megargel, Texas, and Ima Dene Pemberton of Mineral Wells, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bobbie Evans c/o First National Bank of Byers, Texas.

Wbenselado Sanchez
GRAHAM, Texas - Wbenselado "Bennie" Sanchez, 86, of Graham died Saturday, July 18, 1998.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Ramund Mullen officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery.
Mr. Sanchez was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Brownwood, Texas. He and Olivia Ramirez were married Aug. 4, 1940, in Edinburg County, Texas. She died July 8, 1974. He was self-employed and was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Johnny of Graham; two brothers, Jacob of Graham and Joe of Colorado; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Edna Elizabeth Creel
GRAHAM, Texas - Edna Elizabeth Creel, 82, of Graham died Monday, July 20, 1998.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Morrison Funeral Home with Cordell Reiner of Mineral Wells officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery.
Mrs. Creel was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Coleman, Texas. She and S.J. Creel were married Sept. 17, 1947. He died in 1962. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy E. Preston of Graham; a son, James Keith of Morgan Hill, Calif.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Roy Norie Jr.
The Rev. Roy Norie Jr., 74, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Hearron, pastor of Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church in Denison, Texas, Michael Norie and the Rev. Thurman Murphy, pastor of First Freewill Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
The Rev. Norie was born July 24, 1923, in Denison. He and Juanita Plunkett were married Aug. 10, 1942, in San Diego, Calif. He was the pastor of New Salem Freewill Baptist Church in Decatur, Texas, and was a former pastor of First Freewill Baptist Church in Bowie, Texas. He was also the former pastor of churches in Oklahoma and California. He was a member of the Texas Mission Board for 20 years. He served in the Navy during World War II as an aviation machinist mate. He had lived in Wichita Falls since 1978.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael of Burleson, Texas, and David of Wichita Falls; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hillside Freewill Baptist College in Moore, Okla.

Willie Sue Nall Labbe
Willie Sue Nall Labbe, 71, of Wichita Falls died Monday, July 20, 1998.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Crestview Memorial Park with Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.
Mrs. Labbe was born Aug. 30, 1926, in Colorado City, Texas. She and Leonard C. Labbe were married March 21, 1947, in Akron, Ohio. She and her husband owned and operated Dental Technicians, Inc., and she retired as a dental laboratory technician in 1987. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She had lived in Wichita Falls for 50 years and was a former resident of Akron.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Vicki Poole of Wichita Falls and Barbara McLean of Midland, Texas; a sister, Catherine Swortwood of Dallas; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76302.

Jerry Prestwood
MINERAL WELLS, Texas - Jerry Prestwood, 58, of Mineral Wells died Sunday, July 19, 1998.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. today in Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie, Texas, with Dr. Mark Bumpus officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells.
Mr. Prestwood was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Lone Star, Texas. He was a location supervisor for Mitchell Energy and retired in 1995. He then worked at Concepts Corporation of America in Mineral Wells. He served in the Army in the Vietnam War. He was a member and a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells.
Survivors include his wife, Ginger; a daughter, Hope of Mineral Wells; a son, Chad of Mineral Wells; a sister, Joan Fox of Bowie, Texas; and a grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Gideons or the American Cancer Society.

Karen Drake
BURKBURNETT - Karen Drake, 52, of Burkburnett died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Burkburnett with Dr. Tim Russell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Burkburnett Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Drake was born April 9, 1946, in Kosse, Texas. She and Glen H. Drake Jr. were married Aug. 17, 1963. She had lived in Burkburnett since 1966. She was the owner of Hodge Podge Craft Mall in Burkburnett. She was active in Boys Club football, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and was a member of Coachman Cruisers Car Club. She was formerly active in girls and adult softball leagues. A son, Glen Drake III, died in 1992.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Laura Harrelson of Lake Charles, La.; her father, Thomas A. Tompkins of Wichita Falls; a brother, Charles A. Tompkins of Granbury, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Sybil Mae Leonard
Sybil Mae Stampfli Leonard, 90, of Fort Worth died Saturday, July 18, 1998.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Leonard was born Aug. 29, 1907, in Newport, Texas. She and Victor Carroll Stampfli were married in 1927. She was a former resident of Wichita Falls, where she lived for more than 70 years. She was a food supervisor for McCrory's and later worked at Gene's Tasty Burgers until she retired at age 80. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. A son, Gregory P. Stampfli, died Oct. 13, 1982.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggye Swenson of Cleburne, Texas, and Glenda Kay Patrick of Fort Worth; a son, Ronald Dale Stampfli of Belle Plaine, Kan.; a sister, Estelle Robbins of Bowie, Texas; a brother, Ivan Gatlin of Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8 this evening for visitation.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Paul Oscar Gilstrap
SEYMOUR, Texas - Paul Oscar Gilstrap, 87, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Odessa, Texas.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Seymour Church of Christ with A.B. Martin and Forrest Martin officiating. Burial will be in Henson Cemetery in Red Springs, Texas, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mr. Gilstrap was born March 16, 1911, in Bomarton, Texas. He and Hoyte Sessions were married Dec. 23, 1935, in Seymour. He was a farmer and a lifetime resident of Baylor County, Texas. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Vance Paul of Lubbock, Texas; two daughters, Terry Kay Holman and Maxie Anne Hodges, both of Odessa; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Edna Faye Gomillion
FORT WORTH - Edna Faye Gomillion, 85, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park.
Mrs. Gomillion was born June 6, 1913, in Miles, Texas. She was a retired housemother and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Her husband, Davis Gomillion Sr., died in 1962.
Survivors include a son, Wallace of Houston; a daughter, Barbara Byrom of Fort Worth; a brother, Kenneth Boman of Dallas; two sisters, Nina Martin of Norman, Okla., and Thelma Bolles of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-9 this evening for visitation.

Stella Lucile Rutledge
NOCONA, Texas - Stella Lucile Smith Rutledge, 88, of Nocona died Saturday, July 18, 1998.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Perrin, Texas, Memorial Garden Cemetery with the Rev. Merwin Turner officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Scott-Morris Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rutledge was born Nov. 12, 1909, in Cundiff, Texas. She and Robin Rutledge were married March 30, 1929, in Jacksboro, Texas. He died in 1975. She grew up in Cundiff and Jacksboro, Texas, and moved to Nocona in 1943. She taught school for three years. She was a bookkeeper and retired from Nocona Boot Company after 18 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nocona and United Methodist Women. A daughter, Rhonetta, died June 6, 1990.
Survivors include a daughter, June Wiggs of Pattison, Texas; a sister, Mildred Rhoades of Perrin; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Edwin Lee 'Chief' Reese
GRAHAM, Texas - Edwin Lee "Chief" Reese, 81, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in a Graham nursing center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home in Graham. Burial will be in Ross Cemetery Annex in Baird, Texas.
Mr. Reese was born April 4, 1917, in Young County, Texas. He earned his associate's degree from Tarleton Agricultural College in 1938, and earned his bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University in 1940. He taught agriculture for a year in Cherokee, Texas, and two years in San Saba, Texas. In 1945, he moved to Baird and taught at Baird High School for 16 years. He earned a master of science degree from Texas A&M in 1959. He owned and operated Chief's Texaco in Baird until his retirement in 1982. He was a Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church in Baird. His first wife, Estelle Cox Reese, died in 1977.
Survivors include his wife, Viola of Graham; a son, Bryan Lee of Mesquite, Texas; a daughter, Edwina Corn of Corrales, N.M.; a brother, Earle Parker; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Dorothy Embree
RYAN, Okla. - Dorothy Embree, 78, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in her Ryan home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ryan Church of Christ with Roger Schwenn officiating. Burial will be in Ryan Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home in Duncan.
Mrs. Embree was born Sept. 20, 1919, in Waurika, Okla. She and B.W. "Dub" Embree were married March 11, 1941, in Waurika. She was a former florist and worked as a receptionist at Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home from 1985-98. She was a member of the Ryan Church of Christ. She was a lifetime resident of Jefferson County, Okla., and moved to Ryan in 1941.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Marvin of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Carl Davis of Eagle Rock, Calif., and Raymond Davis of Bellflower, Calif.; and a grandchild.


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