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ABDALLAH, Elias
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Elias M. Abdallah died December 6, 2002. He was born May 20, 1927. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Abdallah; his children, Moses Abdallah, Wally Abdallah, Noelle Rouhana, Theresa Abdallah, and Ikbal Chalhoub; three sisters; a brother; 8 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Catholic Church. Interment was at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery with arrangements by Earthman Funeral Directors.

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ACKERMAN, Mildred
DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS: Mildred Louise Ackerman died January 27, 1971. Survivors include her husband, Harry L. Ackerman; a son, Ronald Ackerman of Duncanville; and two sisters, Dorothy Ragsdale and Helen Clanton. Services were held at Rogers-Gill Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.

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ADAMS, Iva Sue
ABILENE, TEXAS: Iva Sue Adams, 90, died August 15, 1998. She was born January 10, 1908 in Taylor County. She was a nurse at the Abilene State School, and had also worked at Lankford's for 9 years. She attended Faith Baptist Church, and was a member of the 300 Club Biblical Faith Ministry and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by a grandson; a great-grandson; and a great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Lonnie Sales and Victor B. Adams. Interment was at Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

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AGUILAR, Jose
MIDLAND, TEXAS: Jose R. Aguilar, 79, died November 6, 2006. He was a retired self-employed tile setter for 40 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Aguilar; a son, John Aguilar (Blanca) of Midland; four daughters, Margaret Mott (John) of Deland, FL, Mary Montoya and husband Luis of Magnolia, and Velma Morales (Alfred), and Linda Diaz (David), all of Midland; five brothers, Sal Aguilar (Linda) of Rankin, Nieves Aguilar (Elva) of Oklahoma City, OK, Fred Aguilar (Juanita) of Crane, and Adolfo Aguilar (Edna), and Tom Aguilar (Marta), all of Odessa; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ventura Aguilar; and his parents, Tomas and Rosa Aguilar. Services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at Resthaven Memorial Park by Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.

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AGUIRRE, Mariana
KYLE, TEXAS: Mariana Romo Aguirre, 79, died January 21, 1997. She is survived by four daughters, Janie Aguirre of Kyle, Viviana Martinez of Austin, Demetria Martinez of Edna, and Tomasa A. Vela of Fort Worth; three sons, William Aguirre, Antonio Aguirre, and Macario Aguirre, all of Kyle; a brother, Jesus Romo of Wellington; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Aguirre Sr.; a daughter, Donnie Aguirre; a son, Felix Aguirre Jr.; and a grandson, Angel Martinez Aguirre. Services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment was at Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in San Marcos under the direction of Los Angeles Funeral Home.

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ALEJO, Gregorio
EL PASO, TEXAS: Gregorio Alejo, 77, died November 12, 1973. He was born in 1896. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lucy Baeza, Mrs. Candelaria Camacho, Mrs. Canuta Esparza, and Mrs. Mercedes Olivas; a son, Leondro Garcia; 11 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

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ALEXANDER, Lela
PASADENA, TEXAS: Lela Scott Alexander, 46, died April 4, 1960 at a Houston Hospital. She was a former resident of Malakoff, TX. She was survived by her husband, True Alexander; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Fowler; three sons, Jerry, Jimmy and Robert; and her father, Will Scott. Burial was at the City Cemetery in Pasadena.

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ALFORD, John K.
WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS: John Keith Alford, 67, died September 28, 2003. He was born February 4, 1936 to Royce Mont and Frances Dorothy Harper Alford. He owned Alford Trailer Sales for 35 years, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Young Alford; a son, Michael J. Alford of Red Oak; two brothers, Harry Alford (Troyanna) of Waxahachie, and James Mont Alford (Kathy) of St. Maries, ID; adopted family members, Jim and Elsie Rhodes of Hagerstown, MD; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arrangements were entrusted to Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

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ALLEN, Michael
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Michael Allen, 19, died February 24, 1970 at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock. He was born August 1, 1950. He worked for Smith Construction Co. in Littlefield, and was a former resident of Levelland and Richland Springs. Survivors include his wife, Debra Lou Britton Allen; his parents, Lee and Dorothy Allen; four sisters, Cynthia Ann Allen, Sandra Lee Allen, Vicky Lynn Garlick, and Susan Coats; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Graham and Mrs. Dorothy Fisher. Interment was at the Aspermont Cemetery under the direction of George Price Funeral Chapel.

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ALLINGHAM, Opal Fay
WEATHERFORD, TEXAS: Opal Fay Allingham, 88, died January 31, 2007 at a local nursing facility. She was born February 28, 1916 in Roaring Springs, TX to Burt and Myrtle William Duncan. She was a resident of Weatherford for 20 years. She is survived by a sister, Bonnie Poe; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford Allingham. Interment was at Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.

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ANDERSON, Leon, Sr.
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Leon Anderson, Sr. died February 28, 2006. He was born June 17, 1923 to Tom and Paralee Anderson. He owned Leon Anderson Construction Company, and attended the Church of the New Testament for over 50 years. He was married for 61 years to Dorothy Nell Easley Anderson. Surviving family members include Leon Anderson, Jr., Sam Higgins, Sr., Mary Helen Scott (Donnie), Barry Anderson (Gina), Arthur Anderson (Joyce), Richie Anderson (Beverly), and Dyann Shelvin (Richard); 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including a close friend, John Neiman. Interment was at Cook-Walden Capital Park Cemetery by King-Tears Mortuary.

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ANZ, Jennie
BURNET, TEXAS: Jennie Anz, 76, died March 3, 2001 at Oaks Nursing Home. She was born August 17, 1924 in Llano to Thomas N. Harned and Anna D. Patton. She was a licensed vocational nurse. She worked at the Allen Clinic, and also at Oaks Nursing Home. She attended the First Christian Church of Burnet, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by three children, Thomas E. Anz of Granbury, and Glenda Anz and Larry R. Anz, both of Burnet; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; the father of her children, Raymond Anz of Clifron; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Nelson Harned. Services were held at the First Christian Church of Burnet.

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ARREOLA, Leopoldo
KERMIT, TEXAS: Leopoldo V. Arreola, 66, died December 24, 2003 at Regency Hospital in Odessa. He was born January 6, 1937 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Praxedis and Josefa Valenzuela Arreola. He was a rancher. He had lived in Kermit for 15 years, and formerly lived in Chihuahua, Mexico. Survivors include his wife, Carlota Polanco Arreola; three daughters, Lourdes A. Juarez of Kermit, Zulema A. Alvarado of Ojinaga, and Delfina A. Chacon; three sons, Edmundo Arreola of Kermit, Leopoldo Arreola of Andrews, and Hermino Arreola of Presidio; a sister, Lilia A. Pando of Presidio; and a brother, Leonel Arreola of Jal. He had 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Velia A. Villegas. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Family Services Funeral Parlor.

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ASHWOOD, James J.
CUMBY, TEXAS: James J. Ashwood, 74, died October 3, 2004. He was born December 21, 1929 to Wallace Landrum Ashwood and Minnie Bell Ashwood. He is survived by a daughter, Jackie Congleton of Kaufman; three sons, Mark Ashwood (Janett) of Kaufman, David Ashwood (Connie) of Forney, and Lanny Ashwood (Becky) of Mesquite; a sister, Maggie (Ronnie) Hightower of Houston; a brother, Wallace J. Ashwood; his grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Raymond Ashwood; two sisters, Pairlee Middleton and Leona Landrum McMillen; two brothers, Walter S. and Raymond Ashwood; and a great-grandson, Landrum Strait Ashwood. Interment was at Pine Forest Cemetery under the direction of New Hope Funeral Home.

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ATTAWAY, Lucille
PAMPA, TEXAS: Lucille Hulsey Attaway, 90, died September 6, 2006. She was born January 25, 1916 to J.W. and Rossie Hulsey. She attended Central Baptist Church for over 60 years, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 40 years. She enjoyed gardening and yard work. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Leona and Bill Willis of Pampa, and Murline and Loyd Stephens of Escondido, CA; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Attaway; ten siblings; and her parents. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery with arrangements by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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BACON, Robert F.
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Robert F. "Bob" Bacon, 79, died December 26, 1984 at the VA Hospital in Amarillo. He was born August 5, 1905 in Stockton, MO. He was a retired insurance agent and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Amarillo. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Wolfe Bacon; and a daughter, Susan Bacon of Amarillo. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Amarillo. Interment was at Frederick Cemetery with arrangements by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Home and Gish Funeral Home.

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BAPTISTA, Peregrino
MESQUITE, TEXAS: Peregrino J. Baptista died December 11, 2004. He was born April 30, 1927 in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He was a retired board-certified professional engineer, and had worked for the City of Dallas. He held university degrees in mechanical, civil, sanitary and electrical engineering, and also had a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. Survivors include his wife of 48 years; three daughters; two sons; three sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; and 7 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Garland. Arrangements were handled by New Hope Funeral Home.

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BARRY, Sister Mary Theresita
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Sr. Mary Theresita Barry, 35, died August 7, 1942. She was born in Newfoundland in 1905 to Martin and Agnes Power Barry. She was a teacher at Blessed Sacrament Academy. Burial was at Catholic Cemetery #3 in Victoria, TX by Beck Mortuary.

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BARTON, Evelyn
EASTLAND, TEXAS: Evelyn Barton, 65, died September 30, 2002 in Eastland. She was born September 10, 1937 to Floyd and Bessie Nichols. She was a member of the Daugherty Street Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Barton (d. August 16, 2007); five sons, Nathan Barton, Michael Barton, Randy Barton, John D. Barton and Ronnie Barton, all of Eastland; two brothers, Coy Nichols of Brazoria and Virgil Nichols of Clyde; a sister, Dean Pevehouse of Eastland; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great- grandchildren. Interment was at the Eastland City Cemetery with arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home.

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BASSETT, Marie
PARIS, TEXAS: Marie Bassett, 90, died September 17, 2006. She was born February 15, 1916 to George and Ester Bevill Weller. She was a retired manager at Sears with 27 years of service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bassett; a son, Mark Tighe of Ramona, CA; two daughters, Judith Morrison of San Diego CA, and Cathleen Connell of Paris; her grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Espinosa; a husband, Leonard Ketchner; two brothers; and two sisters. Services were held at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Cremation arrangements were handled by Starrett-Rose Funeral Home.

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BATEMAN, Maxie
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Maxie Murray Bateman, 89, died February 6, 1996 in San Antonio. She was born October 3, 1906 in Checotah, OK to John and Lucy McCulrey Murray. She formerly owned Bateman Apparel in Odessa, Midland, and Checotah. She was a Presbyterian. Survivors include three daughters, Diane Sherrod of San Antonio, Sally Marks of Dallas, and Genene Birdwell of Austin; three sisters, Billye Freeman, Elizabeth A. Ridley, and Margaret Banowetz of Ada, OK; and two brothers, Jack Murray and Ben Murray. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tol Bateman; and her parents. Interment was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah, OK under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Local arrangements were handled by Murray Funeral Home.

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BEARDEN, Hazel
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Hazel Elouise Van Dalsem Bearden, 83, died May 12, 2001. She was born November 29, 1917. She is survived by a son, Tony Bearden of Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Hillman Bearden. Interment was at Friendship Cemetery in Solgohachia, Arkansas under the direction of Crowder Funeral Home.

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BENTHALL, Lester R., Jr.
AURORA, TEXAS: Lester Roy Benthall, Jr., 63, died March 18, 2005. He retired from Lockheed, where he worked as a machinist. He is survived by his wife, Andrea Benthall; a daughter and son-in-law, Denisea and Scotty Wood of Hernando, MS; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Cindy Benthall of Stonewall, LA; his grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Aurora Cemetery under the direction of Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home.

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BERRY, Mary
POTTSBORO, TEXAS: Mary Margaret Berry, 66, died May 8, 1996. She was born November 26, 1929 to John and Millie Morrison in DeFuniak Springs, FL. She lived at Lake Texoma, and was a former resident of Richardson, TX. Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Brown; her mother; four brothers, Philip Morrison, Leonard Morrison, Dale Morrison, and Don Morrison; 2 granddaughters; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Restland Wildwood Chapel Funeral Home.

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BERRY, Vaden
ALTO, TEXAS: Vaden Vestine Berry, 83, died June 7, 1989 in Jacksonville. He was born March 8, 1906. He was a rancher, and had been an Alto resident for nearly 50 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Carl Zigger and Mrs. Clifford Cox; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Unice Black; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Shiloh Cemetery by Thompson Funeral Home.

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BEVENS, Walter B.
MIDLAND, TEXAS: Walter Bascom Bevens, 65, died February 6, 2005. He was born October 19, 1939 to Bruce Bascom and Ailyen Edison Bevens. He was an elementary, secondary and college teacher in several different states, and was also a publisher and writer of social studies curriculum for the Accelerated Christian Education Christian schools. Survivors include two sons, David (Bonnie) and Bill, all of Midland; a half-brother, Bruce Boswell Bevens of Los Angeles, CA; a half-sister, Virginia White (Bartow) of Benton; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife and his parents. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Midland. Arrangements were handled by Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory.

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BICE, Opal
TULIA, TEXAS: Opal L. Bice, 91, died January 11, 2006. She was born March 31, 1914. She attended the First Baptist Church of Tulia, and was a member of the Swisher County Historical Society and the Hi-Plains Gem and Mineral Society. She is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Reilman of Dalhart; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Woodrow Bice; a son, Edwin Bice; three sisters; and two brothers. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.

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BIDDY, Bruce
KERRVILLE, TEXAS: Bruce Allen Biddy, 64, died February 24, 2002. He was born August 26, 1937 in Warren, OK. He was a former resident of Clear Lake. He is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons, Barry A. Biddy of Houston, and Raymond Westberry of Florida; three daughters, Tammy Moser of Kerrville, Connie D. Biddy of Hot Springs, AR, and Charlotte B. Hardcastle of San Antonio; his father, Ben Opal Biddy of Stratford (d. February 10, 2005); and 6 grandchildren. A service was held at the First United Methodist Church, and another service was held at Stratford United Methodist Church. Interment was at the Stratford Cemetery under the direction of Grimes Funeral Chapels.

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BIDDY, Gaylon
QUANAH, TEXAS: Gaylon Biddy, 84, died November 14, 2008 in Quanah. He was born January 6, 1924 in Paducah, TX to Ben F. and Isa Mae Armstrong Biddy. He was a retired craftsman and saddle maker, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Kathryn Cobb Biddy; three sons, Bobby Biddy of Wichita Falls, Ronny Biddy of Quanah, and Benny Biddy of Chillicothe; two daughters, Glynda Denham of Quanah, and Joan Ballard of Altus, OK; a sister, Sally Garlington of Lubbock; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Paducah, TX by Smith Funeral Home.

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BIGHAM, Byron
CHILDRESS, TEXAS: Byron Nelson Bigham, 61, died January 20, 2010. He was born July 20, 1948. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed caring for the elderly, and his pets. He is survived by two sisters, Soundra Christy of Childress, and Elizabeth Ann Rogers of Little Rock, AR; three brothers, Lance Kitchens of Breckenridge, Johnnie Colpa of Carrollton, and Gary Kitchens of Talladega, AL; and several nieces and nephews. Interment was at Childress Cemetery with arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home.

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BLACK, Richard
EL PASO, TEXAS: Richard Zane Black, 72, died November 12, 2001. He was born June 3, 1929 in Clint, TX. He was a cattle dealer. Survivors include his children, Cheryl Kinley, Jimmy Black, Richard Black, Thomas Black, and Duff Black; a sister, Joyce Loera; a brother, Billy Black; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Kay; and two brothers, Jack and Ralph Black. Interment was at Evergreen East Cemetery under the direction of Mount Carmel Funeral Home.

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BLACK, Tecumseh
CONROE, TEXAS: Tecumseh Elmer Black, 67, died July 9, 1974 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. He was born September 25, 1907 in Oklahoma to Sylvanious and Dovie Adams Black. He worked in the oil industry. He was survived by his wife. Interment was at Garden Park Cemetery under the direction of Forest Hill Funeral Home. Note: One record gives his year of birth as 1906.

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BLACKBURN, Juliette
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Juliette Blackburn, 91, died June 18, 2003 at a local hospital. She was born December 26, 1911 in Texarkana, AR. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William A. (Shigeko) Blackburn, Jr. of Texarkana; a grandson; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Blackburn, Sr. Interment was at East Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Texarkana Funeral Home.

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BLENDEN, Dewanda
LOCKNEY, TEXAS: Dewanda Blenden, 81, died April 29, 2005 at Covenant Medical Center in Plainview. She was born January 31, 1924 in Fort Sill, OK to Dee B. Bennett and Rosa Lee Skillman Bennett. She was a former secretary in Washington, DC, and had also worked with the Seal family theaters in Lockney. She was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney. She is survived by two sons, Brad Blenden (Shirley) of Amarillo, and Elton Blenden (Ruth) of Johnstown, PA; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Easton Blenden; a son, Kenneth Blenden; and a sister. Services were held at the Main Street Church of Christ. Interment was at the Lockney Cemetery with arrangements by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

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BLUE, Rev. T.M.
ROWLETT, TEXAS: Rev. Thurman McKinley Blue, 91, died October 9, 2004. He was born February 23, 1913 to Wilburn Hugh Blue and Lella Mae Mixon Blue. He was a minister, and served Assembly of God Churches in Rowlett, Yoakum, Garland, and Greggton, TX, and Abbeville, LA. He also worked as a home builder. He is survived by a son, James D. Blue (Elwanda) of Campbell; a sister-in-law, Joyce Blue of Rowlett; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives, Mable Blue and LaRue Blue; a son, Kenneth Blue; nine siblings; and his parents. Burial was at Marvin Chapel Cemetery with arrangements by Hilliard Funeral Home.

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BOATTENHAMER, Ruth
HERMLEIGH, TEXAS: Ruth Clift Boattenhamer, 98, died July 2, 2001. She was born May 12, 1903 in Hermleigh. She was a school teacher, and taught at the Hermleigh Independent School District for 35 years. She was a lifelong resident of Hermleigh prior to moving to San Angelo approximately two years ago. She was a member of Hermleigh United Methodist Church. She is survived by seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Boattenhamer. Interment was at Hermleigh Cemetery by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

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BONNER, Elizabeth
ANGUS, TEXAS: Elizabeth Bonner, 63, died March 21, 1975 at the Wortham hospital. She was a member of the Angus Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lowell Bonner; a daughter, Betty Ann Gallagher of Corsicana; a granddaughter; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

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BOWMAN, George R.
COMO, TEXAS: George Ragan Bowman, 67, was found deceased on April 24, 1974. He retired from Illinois-California Motor Freight. He was a former longtime resident of Dallas and a native of Seymour. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Bowman; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Mulligan, Mrs. Elizabeth Winters, Mrs. Cleo Pickett, and Mrs. Bill Sanders; a brother Benjamin F. Bowman; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Sharp Cemetery near Yantis under the direction of Cain Funeral Home.

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BRADLEY, Nancy
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Nancy H. Bradley, 87, died March 14, 2001. Survivors include her daughters, Florence Daniels and Lois Wright (Jim), all of Burnet; her sons, Joe and Jack Bradley of Pflugerville, and John Bradley (Bert) of Burnet; a sister, Anice Wood of Tomball; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers. Services were held at World of Pentecost Church. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home.

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BRAUCHI, Victor
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Victor A. Brauchi, 90, died April 22, 2011. He was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Amarillo to Adolph Gifford Brauchi and Mary Pearl Baker. He retired from the Sante Fe Railroad with 35 years of service, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member and longtime deacon of the First Baptist Church. He enjoyed local history, and reorganized the Plemons-Shelby Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Doris Brauchi; a son, Dr. Richard Brauchi of Amarillo; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Hanna; his parents; a sister, Mary Gill; and three brothers, Garwood, Elwood, and Dale Brauchi. Interment was at the Llano Cemetery by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors.

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BRETT, Sister Mary Philip
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Sr. Mary Philip Brett, 81, died January 31, 1970. She was born October 14, 1888 in County Tipperary, Ireland to Philip and Margaret Martin Brett. She was a nun at St. Placidus Convent. Burial was at the Conventual Cemetery with arrangements by Earthman Funerals.

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BREWSTER, A.E.
ODESSA, TEXAS: A.E. "Ben" Brewster, 88, died June 20, 2003 in Odessa. He was born February 13, 1915 in Blanket, TX to Jacob Landers and Mary Matilda Elliott Brewster. He and his family moved to Odessa in 1952. He worked for Boatright Trailer Sales. He had also worked at H.K. Armored Car Service for 10 years, as a new car salesman at Weatherby's Ford Motor Company in Brownwood, and with the railroad during World War II. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ernestine Boatright, who he married in 1939 in Brownwood; a daughter, Beverly Brewster of Odessa; his sons, Dennis Brewster (Sally) of Abilene, Tom Brewster (Kay) of Sapulpa, OK, and Scott Brewster (Mary) of Rio Rancho, NM; two sisters, Opal Brewster and Ruth Inman, both of Ballinger; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were handled by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

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BRIM, David
BEAUMONT, TEXAS: David Eugene Brim, 55, died June 29, 1972 in Beaumont. He was born March 12, 1917 in Hollis, OK to D.E. and Mollie Brim. He had farmed in the Wellington, TX are for over 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Vernon Brim; five children, Shane Brim, Hank Brim, Lonnie Brim, Evelyn Brim, and Mrs. Bonnie Mitchell, all of Beaumont; a brother, John Brim of Wellington; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Crow of Childress and Mrs. Edna Campbell of Oceanside, CA; and a grandchild. Interment was at Magnolia Cemetery with arrangements by L.M. Williams and Son Funeral Home.

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BROCK, Bonnie
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS: Bonnie Jean Brock, 78, died April 23, 2002 in Wichita Falls. She was born September 29, 1923 in Cooper. She was a retired clerk typist at Sheppard Air Force Base with 28 years of service. She was a founding member of Faith Village Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Walter Brock; a son, H. Rene Brock; a daughter-in-law, Mary Glassford Brock; three brothers, Lowell Mosley of Corpus Christi, Bill J. Mosley of Birthright, and Dan Mosley of Colorado; a sister, Jaunice Bates of Portland; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Roddy; a sister, Betty Boggs; and three brothers, Bennet, Richard and Mancil Mosley. Services were held at Faith Village Church of Christ. Arrangements were handled by Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.

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BRONSTEIN, Abraham
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Abraham Bronstein died August 21, 1955. He was born in Poland on November 1, 1884. He was a retired cattleman. Burial was at Rodfei Shalom Cemetery with arrangements handled by Akers Funeral Home.

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BRONSTEIN, Ida
GALVESTON, TEXAS: Ida Levine Bronstein, 83, died April 9, 2009. She was born June 16, 1925. She and her husband owned H&B Grocery. She was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joe; her daughters, Rise Schuster (Bill), and Shirley Rainey (Bert); her sons, Bernard (Susan), and Robert (Charo); two brothers, Sol Levine and Izzy Levine (Linda); a brother-in-law, Nathan Kline; two sisters-in-law, Leah Schiff and Rosalie Poscovsky; her grandchildren; a great-grandchild; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Beth Jacob Cemetery under the direction of J. Levy and Termini Funeral Home.

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BROUGHTON, Everett
MILLSAP, TEXAS: Everett Dean Broughton, 54, died December 27, 2000 at his home. He was born February 16, 1946 in Hoisington, KS to Jack and LaDene Broughton. He worked as an electrician for Motorola, and was a graduate of Weatherford College and Tarleton State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and had been a resident of Millsap for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, Ellie Lawson Broughton; a daughter, Jana Broughton of Millsap; a son, John Broughton of Millsap; his parents, of Larned; three sisters, Lisa Haines, Kerri Delgado, and LeeAnn Casteneda; and three brothers, Jack Broughton, Kevin Broughton, and Ron Broughton. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Parker County, TX under the direction of Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.

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BRUTON, Christina
HASKELL, TEXAS: Christina Wells Bruton, 90, died August 8, 2011 in Haskell. She was born January 4, 1921 in Haskell County to William Fletcher Wells and Ola Windsor. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Bruton of Haskell; a brother, Wayne Wells of Paint Creek; seven nephews; and eight nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Bruton; her parents; a sister, Oleta Wells Bailey; and three brothers, Windsor Wells, Gene Wells, and Layne Wells. Services were held at the Church of Christ in Haskell. Interment was at Willow Cemetery by Smith Funeral Home.

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BURDEN, Burnice
DeKALB, TEXAS: Burnice Sifford Burden, 86, died March 29, 2002 at a local nursing home. She was born April 6, 1915 in DeKalb. She retired from Day and Zimmermann Inc., and was a member of Hubbard Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ewell E. Burden; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Helen Burden of DeKalb; three sisters, Gladys Hindman of DeKalb, Florine Kinney of New Boston, and Juanita Foster of Pittsburg, TX; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Woodmen Cemetery by Bates-Rolf Funeral Home.

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BURKE, Sister Mary Raphael
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Sister Mary Raphael Burke, O.P., 72, died December 18, 1940. She was born January 26, 1868 in Bedford, England to Jimmy and Mary Mullin Burke, both of Ireland. She was a member of the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Burial was at "Gethsemani" in Houston under the direction of J.B. Earthman Funerals.

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BURLESON, Delbert
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS: Delbert Burleson, 76, died February 12, 2000 in Wichita Falls. He was born August 14, 1923 in Padgett. He was a truck driver, and attended Victory Baptist Church. He was past president of the Southside Community Action Center. He is survived by his wife, France Baker Burleson; a daughter, Debra McCulloch of Wichita Falls; two sons, Lonnie Burleson of San Antonio, and Doyle Burleson of Mount Pleasant; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Bluegrove Cemetery by Owens and Brumley Funeral Home.

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BURLISON, Darwin
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS: Darwin B. Burlison, 69, died November 17, 2006. He was born February 28, 1937 to A.B. and Berna Dean Burlison. He attended SMU, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was an officer of Burlison Packing Co. and was a member of the downtown Rotary Club. He attended Floral Heights United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Stewards. He was a youth baseball coach, and sponsored of youth athletics for the YMCA. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra Banks Burlison; a daughter and son-in-law, Marinda and Darren Harrison of Flower Mound; a son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Laura Burlison of Dallas; a sister, Camille Ruyle (Steve); three brothers, Merlin Burlison (Claudette), Lannis Burlison (Debbie), and Barry Burlison (Fran); a brother-in-law, Paul Mark Banks (Lynda); 5 grandchildren; and 12 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at Floral Heights United Methodist Church. Burial was at Crestview Memorial Park with arrangements by Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.

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BUSTILLOZ, Lucia
PECOS, TEXAS: Lucia Contreras Bustilloz, 78, died December 19, 2011 in Pecos. She was born December 13, 1933. She was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her brothers, Abel Bustilloz and Arnulfo Bustilloz, both of Barstow, and Javier Ortiz of Toyah; her sisters, Herminia Garcia and Gloria Avila of Barstow; 13 nieces and nephews; and her grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Services were held at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow. Interment was at the Barstow Cemetery with arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.

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BUTTON, Opal
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Opal Fieszel Button, 85, died August 1, 2002 at a local hospital. She was born August 21, 1916 in Winchell, TX. She retired from Safeway Stores, Inc. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wake Village. She is survived by her husband, Arthur A. Button; a son and two daughters-in-law, James P. and Dana Fieszel, and Barbara Fieszel of Tulsa, OK; a stepson and step daughter-in-law, Ray and Barbara Button of Tulsa; a stepdaughter and step son-in-law, Linda and Carl Alford of Wake Village; 2 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 8 step great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a husband, George E. Fieszel; and a son, Lt. Col. Clifford Wayne Fieszel, MIA Vietnam, 1968. Services were held at Chapelwood Funeral Home. Interment was at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, OK.

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BUXKEMPER, Clarence
SLATON, TEXAS: Clarence O. Buxkemper, 88, died October 11, 2001. He was born November 4, 1912 in Runnels County. He was a retired cotton farmer, and was named FFA Farmer of the Year. He was a member of the Germania Insurance Association. He is survived by four sons, Anton III of Lubbock, James of Nazareth, and Kevin and Roland, both of Slaton; four sisters, Viola Book of Vancourt, and Delta Meurer, Lydia Brosch, and Dorothy Schneirs, all of Slaton; a brother, Leroy of Slaton; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Rohmfeld Buxkemper. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at Englewood Cemetery with arrangements by Englund's Funeral Service.

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BUZBEE, Walter
PASADENA, TEXAS: Walter Arnold Buzbee, 92, died May 13, 2003 at his residence. He was born December 5, 1910 in Heber Springs, AR to Roland Webster Buzbee and Anna Pairle Norricks. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lou and Jesse "Tommy" McKinney, and Helen and William "Al" Lum, all of Pasadena; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Barbara Buzbee of Henderson; a sister, Naomi Burns of Fayetteville, AR; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Berlin and Marie Buzbee of Marlow, and Otis and Velva Buzbee of Lawton; 6 grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lessie Hart Buzbee; his parents; three brothers, Ralph, Dallas and Vernon Buzbee; and a grandson. Services were held at the Pasadena Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Forest Park East Cemetery.

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BYROM, Lois
GRAHAM, TEXAS: Lois Ponds Byrom, 87, died March 7, 2002. She was born July 18, 1914 to Loss and Biddie Pollock Ponds. She attended Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Robert Wayne Byrom of Sanger; a sister, Kathryn Hammett of Graham; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Byrom; and three siblings, Lou Ella Ponds, Myrtle Houser, and Altie Thomas. Services were held at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial was at Montague Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

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CADY, Sherman
PAMPA, TEXAS: Sherman Cady, 81, died August 3, 2004. He was born May 23, 1923. He is survived by two daughters, Judy King of Pampa, and Terry Liotta of Bellevue, NE; a son, Willie Wixsom of Oklahoma City, OK; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Steger Cady. Cremation arrangements were handled by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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CAMPBELL, Rev. Obie
EDGEWOOD, TEXAS: Rev. Obie Campbell died December 8, 1980 at a Terrell hospital. He was born January 1, 1897. He was a longtime minister at the Main Street Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Lela Campbell; two sons, Alfred Campbell of Los Angeles, CA, and James Campbell of Milwaukee, WI; a sister, Carrie Ingram of Longview; 2 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Edgewood Church of Christ. Interment was at Bethlehem Cemetery with arrangements by LyBrand Funeral Home. Note: One record gives the location of burial as Edgefield Cemetery.

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CAMPBELL, Sherman
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS: Sherman T. Campbell, 84, died January 11, 1985 in Wichita Falls. He was born April 27, 1900 in Pocahontas, AR. He was a farmer and also worked as an oil field driller. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a former resident of Tipton, OK. Survivors include his wife, Maudie Campbell; three sons, Bob of Oklahoma City, OK, Lynn of Tipton, and Wayne of Merrit Island, FL; and two sisters, Currie Barden of Springlake, and Willie Campbell of Tipton. He was preceded in death by a wife, Ollie Vaughn Campbell. Services were held at the Church of Christ in Tipton. Interment was at the Tipton Cemetery by Pecinosky Funeral Home.

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CAMPBELL, Woodson
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Woodson Campbell, 87, died January 25, 2002. He was born October 26, 1914 in Abilene. He farmed in Levelland for about 40 years, worked in construction for 25 years, and drove and delivered cars for Brunken Toyota for about 18 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist, and enjoyed singing gospel music. Survivors include his wife, Noma Campbell; a daughter, Sharon Holloman of Shallowater; two sons, Glen of Ransom Canyon, and Dale of Sanger; his mother, Mary of Idalou; three sisters, Dorothy Blair of Burleson, Kathryn Blair of Blue Mound, and Colleen Truitt of Mansfield; two brothers, Wesley of Lubbock, and Otis of Derbe, LA; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Shallowater. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

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CARDWELL, Katherine
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Katherine Cardwell died July 26, 2002. She was born December 23, 1896 to Jesse and Tinitia May. She attended Seth Ward College. Several books of her poetry were published, and she was a member of the National Library of Poetry. She is survived by two granddaughters, Ann Lynch of Amarillo, and Susan Broome of Lubbock; a son-in-law, Charles Cathey of Lubbock; and 3 great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Cardwell; and a daughter, Bettye Jo Cathey. Arrangements were handled by Rix Funeral Directors.

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CARGILE, Mary Jo
FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Mary Jo Cargile, 72, died September 11, 1997. She was born June 30, 1925 to Victor William Danforth, Sr. and Inez Danforth. She retired from Montgomery Ward after 35 years of service. She is survived by a brother, William Danforth, Jr.; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pierce Cargile. Arrangements were handled by Laurel Land Funeral Home.

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CARRASCO, Israel
CRANE, TEXAS: Israel Lujan Carrasco, 76, died June 20, 2009 at the Crane Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Ojinaga, Mexico on April 21, 1933. He was a retired rig operator for R&H Well Service. He had been a resident of Crane since 1969, and became a U.S. citizen at age 55. Survivors include his wife, Magdalena Martinez Carrasco; four children, Nathanael Carrasco of Odessa, and Becky Rueda (Pete), Joann Carrasco Hardeman, and Jimmy Carrasco (Kerry), all of Crane; two brothers; eight sisters; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Crane County Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.

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CARRELL, Ernest
KERMIT, TEXAS: Ernest Carrell, 72, died December 8, 2002. He was born December 6, 1930 to the late Joseph Willis and Fay Wright Carrell. He was a retired self-employed insulator, and attended Belvue Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Don Carrell of Jal, NM and Joe Carrell of Wimberley, TX; four sisters, Vie Marshall and Sue Carrell of Carlsbad, NM, and Evelyn Matthews and Ann Adams of Hobbs, NM; and two brothers, Henry Carrell of Borger, and Fred Carrell of Carlsbad, NM. Services were held at Belvue Baptist Church. Interment was at Kermit Cemetery with arrangements by Family Services Funeral Parlor.

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CASAS, Rodolfo
EL PASO, TEXAS: Rodolfo Casas, 52, died April 4, 2007. He was born May 20, 1954. Survivors include his wife, Irma Casas; a daughter, Chloe; a son, Rudy, Jr.; his mother, Petrita Casas; two brothers, Juan and Tavo; a sister, Elvia; his aunts and uncles; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Hector Casas, Sr.; and a brother, Hector Casas, Jr. Services were held at St. Joseph's Church. Interment was at Mount Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home.

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CASTILLO, Francisco
LaCOSTE, TEXAS: Francisco T. Castillo, 84, died February 10, 2005 in San Antonio. He was born Octobter 4, 1920 in Hondo, TX to Anacleto and Getrudes Torres Castillo. He is survived by his wife, Maria F. Castillo; his daughters, Gertrude Borrego (Steve) of Laredo, Frances DeLaCruz (Raul) of Dallas, and Rose Mary Castillo, Dalia Martinez, and Lidia Castillo, all of LaCoste; two sons, Dr. Antonio F. Castillo of Atascosa, and Frank Castillo, Jr. (Julie) of San Antonio; a brother, Lucio T. Castillo of Monterey, Mexico; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a half-sister; five half-brothers; and a daughter-in-law, Consuelo Castillo. Services were held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment was at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery under the direction of Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.

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CAVAZOS, Aminta
McALLEN, TEXAS: Aminta Q. Cavazos, 59, died February 1, 2002 at the University of Iowa Hospital. She formerly worked for Valley Oncology in McAllen, and for the past few years, had worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA. She is survived by a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Cavazos; two brothers, Amado Cavazos, Jr. and Martin Jesus Valdez; and three sisters, Hilda Campos, Maria Frakes, and Janie Dominguez. Arrangements in Iowa were handled by Wittich Funeral Home. Burial was at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen under the direction of Kreidler Funeral Home.

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CAVNESS, Gladys
HEREFORD, TEXAS: Gladys Cavness, 84, died December 4, 2008. She was born August 14, 1924 in Houston Heights to Carmen and Leatha Henry. She was a longtime employee of the First National Bank, and was a member of the Fellowship of Believers. She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Cavness Ward (Forrest) of Bedford; a son, Steve Cavness (Susie) of Appleton, WI; and 3 step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband of 56 years, Harrold Afton Cavness; a brother, Billy Henry; and her parents. Arrangements were handled by Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

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CENDALSKI, Mary
BRENHAM, TEXAS: Mary Cendalski, 85, died March 15, 2007 at Trinity Care Center. She was born September 3, 1921 in Washington County to Steve and Pearlie Janusjewski Andrejczak. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and enjoyed the outdoors and playing bingo. She was married to John Cendalski. Family members include a daughter, Dorothy Klausmeyer (Ben) of Brenham; two sons, Johnny Cendalski and Stanley Cendalski (friend Ramona Dubcak), all of Brenham; two sisters, Angeline Harris of Grand Prairie, and Dorothy Springer (Alfons) of Hempstead; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a step great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a son; her parents; three sisters; and two brothers. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Brenham Memorial Chapel.

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CERVANTES, Roman
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Roman A. Cervantes, 85, died December 29, 1998. He retired from ASARCO with 35 years of service. Survivors include three sons, Rodolfo Cervantes, Raymond (Minerva) Cervantes, and Henry DeAses, all of Corpus Christi; a stepson, Jose Angel (Mariana) Compian of Corpus Christi; a stepdaughter, Esmeralda Compian of Corpus Christi; a sister, Simona Ochoa of Portland, TX; a brother, Simon Cervantes of Corpus Christi; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Alberto "Bobby" Cervantes and Thomas Cervantes. Services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment was at Rose Hill Memorial Park under the direction of Memorial Funeral Services.

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CHAMALES, Mauvine
CLAUDE, TEXAS: Mauvine Hood Chamales, 85, died July 14, 2006. She was born February 15, 1921 to Paul and Edna Hood. She and her husband were ranchers. She attended Abilene Christian College, and served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, John Michael Chamales; a son, Michael Hood Chamales (Linda) of Lubbock; a brother, Warren Wheeler Hood (Carolyn) of Houston; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at the Church of Christ in Claude. Interment was at the Claude Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

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CHAMBERS, Walter
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Walter Chambers died (or was buried on) December 19, 1923. He was born December 17, 1922. Interment was at Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Foust Funeral Home.

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CHAMPAGNE, Lester J.
GROVES, TEXAS: Lester Joseph Champagne, 87, died June 16, 2006. He was born August 5, 1918 to Maxmie Champagne and Lonnie Huval Champagne. He retired from Neches Butane Refinery, and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and was a longtime Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the Legion of Mary and volunteered with the United Board of Missions. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mildred Mary Venable Champagne; three daughters, Lisa Champagne Pope, Charlotte Broussard, and Lynette McVey (Jim); two sons, Lester "Tim" Champagne, Jr. (Donna), and Glenn E. Champagne; a sister, Nita (Bruce) Broussard; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Lynn Champagne; his parents; four sisters; two brothers; and a son-in-law, Weldon Broussard. Interment was at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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CHANDLER, Edward
GEORGE WEST, TEXAS: Edward L. Chandler, 84, died July 12, 2001. He was a retired farmer and a military veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. There are no known immediate surviving family members. Interment was at the George West Cemetery under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home.

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CHARNEY, Emily
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Emily McMillan Charney, 65, died December 12, 1990 in Tallahassee, FL. She was born July 26, 1925 to Finley and Clara Pumphrey McMillan. She retired from the Harris County Probation Department in Houston, where she served as Director of Family Services and Deputy Chief Probation Officer. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Charney; a son, Finley Charney of Denver, CO; a daughter, Karen Jost of Mountain Park, NM; a brother Finley L. McMillan; and 2 granddaughters. Interment was at Moss Hill Church Cemetery in Washington County, FL with arrangements by Wachob-Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

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CHAVEZ, Juana
DECATUR, TEXAS: Juana Maria Chavez, 82, died June 22, 2007 in Decatur. She was born June 24, 1924 in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico to Nasario and Florencia Rodriguez. She is survived by her children, Marcelino Chavez (Maria) of Pharr, and Gabriela Hernandez (Ignacio), Victor Chavez (Silvia), Juan Chavez (Lorena), Juana Fernandez (Aurelio), and Alberto Chavez (Armandina), all of Decatur; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Chavez; a son, Pedro Chavez; her parents; and a grandson. Services were held at Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery by Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.

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CHISM, Essie
HUGHES SPRINGS, TEXAS: Essie Ethel Chism, 93, died December 3, 2004 at her residence.She was born February 3, 1911 in Hughes Springs. She was a member of Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and the Heroines of Jericho. She is survived by seven children, Jessie Hicks of Hughes Springs, James Hartfield of Lone Star, Georgia Traylor-Julien and Ethel Traylor of Dallas, George Hartfield of Jefferson, Ruby Skinner of Tucson, AZ, and Travis Hartfield of Inglewood, CA; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Love Chapel Cemetery by Linden Funeral Home.

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CHRISTIAN, Billy
HEWITT, TEXAS: Billy Ray Christian, 70, died July 8, 2002. He was born June 1, 1932 in Penelope, TX to Logan and Minerva Kilgo Christian. He was a retired line driver and safety supervisor at Central Freight with 20 years of service, and had also worked at General Tire and Rubber Company for 13 years. Following retirement, he worked in the security department of Hillcrest Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. For 35 years, he was a former member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Mart, and was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Lorena. He was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Anderson Christian; a daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne Carol and Adrian Kutscherousky; a brother, Stanley Christian; a sister-in-law; his grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lenore; two brothers, Danny Christian, Sr. and his twin brother, Bobby Christian; a nephew; and a niece. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Mart. Interment with Masonic rites was at the Penelope Cemetery.

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CHRISTIAN, Rufus
FROST, TEXAS: Rufus T. Christian, 91, died February 27, 2005. He was born February 3, 1914 in Freestone County to Jewel and Birdie Christian. He is survived by a daughter, Wanda Montgomery of Broken Arrow, OK; a son, Tommy Christian of Rice; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; five brothers, and a great-grandson, Trace Christian. Services were held at Frost Baptist Church. Interment was at the Frost Cemetery by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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CHUMBLEY, Doris
CANADIAN, TEXAS: Doris L. Chumbley, 92, died October 7, 2006. She was born May 13, 1914 in Hill City, KS to George O. and Stella Etta Whitson Flowers. She was the retired owner of Modern Beauty, which she operated from 1960 to 1985. She formerly lived in Compton, CA, and came to Canadian in 1945. She attended the First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Sagebrush Painters. She was an artist and enjoyed bird watching. She is survived by a daughter, LoEtta Killgore (Don) of Chloride, AZ; a son, Bill Chumbley (Mary) of Canyon; a sister, Mildred Langley of Liberal, KS; a daughter-in-law, Reta Chumbley of Pampa; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and her friends, including John and Judy Faus of Canadian. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Chumbley; a daughter, Mae Ortega; a son, Thomas E. Chumbley; and a granddaughter. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home.

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CHUMLEY, Otis
DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS: Otis Hugh Chumley, 64, died February 25, 1970. Survivors include a daughter, Jo Nell Wiggins; three sons, Billy Chumley, James Chumley, and Bobby Chumley; four sisters, Ruth Briscoe, Pauline Moore, Lucille Devine, and Lillian Chumley; two half-brothers, Elmer Pittman and Clarence L. Pittman; and 7 grandchildren. Burial was at Little Bethel Cemetery by Roger-Gill Funeral Home.

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CIAROCCO, Guy
PORT ISABEL, TEXAS: Guy Victor Ciarocco, 77, died October 10, 2007 at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Joan Lawrence Ciarocco; three daughters, Natalie Ciarocco, Vicki (Armando) Rodriguez, and Beverly (Michael) Dunlap; a son, Jeffrey Ciarocco; two sisters, Eleanor James of Thomas, WV, and Catherine Paszkiewicz of Baltimore, MD, 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Guy Ciarocco; his parents, Angelo Ciarocco and Mary Casino Ciarocco; six sisters, Anna Mancini, Emma Viole, Lillian Ramunno, Rose Decker, Adeline Garner, and Jessica LaBarca; and a brother, John Rose. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Funeraria del Angel Buena Vista.

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CLARK, Algernon
DALLAS, TEXAS: Algernon P. "Algy" Clark died November 20, 2002 in Dallas. He was born February 15, 1911 in Dallas. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the Skillman Church of Christ. He was a volunteer at the Skillman Food Pantry. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Clark; and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby W. Clark. Arrangements were handled by Restland Funeral Home.

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CLARKE, Sister Mary Viviana
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Sr. Mary Viviana Clarke, 75, died November 5, 1958. She was born in Dublin, Ireland on December 18, 1882 to John and Mary McGrath Clarke. She was a nun with the Sisters of Charity. Burial was at Incarnate Word Convent Cemetery under the direction of Zizik-Kearns Funeral Home.

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CLAYTON, Jean
McKINNEY, TExas: Jean Clayton, 68, died April 26, 2004 in McKinney. She was born November 25, 1935, in McKinney to Wilbur O. and Effie Pearl Avery Johnson. She was a nurse's aide and a member of St. James C.M.E. Church. Survivors include her husband, Willie D. Clayton, Sr.; four daughters, Cynthia A. Allen of McKinney, Mary Clayton of Plano, Gay Clayton-Griffin of Garland, and Charlotte Yost of Harvey, LA; a son, Will Clayton, Jr. of Allen; a sister, Lena P. Perry of Dallas; a brother, Charles Johnson of Greenville; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother. Services were held at St. James C.M.E. Church. Interment was at Ridgeview Memorial Park under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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CLAYTON, Kay
VICTORIA, TEXAS: Kay Morris Clayton died November 8, 1995. She was born June 23, 1943. Survivors include a daughter, Sherri S. Fey of Victoria; a sister, Cathy Stokes of Newcomerstown, OH; an aunt; and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Morris and Pauline Morris Anderson; and her stepfather, Rudolph Anderson. Interment was at New Hope Cemetery in Washington County, FL.

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CLIFTON, Geraldine
RICHARDSON, TEXAS: Geraldine Nave Clifton, 47, died July 31, 1986 in Richardson. She was a member and past president of the Board of Realtors in Plano. Survivors include two daughters, Taumi Clifton and Susan Clifton; two sons, Timothy Clifton and Chris Clifton; a sister, Letty Denny of McKinney; a nephew; and two nieces. Arrangements were handled by Harrington, Bratcher and Dickey Funeral Home.

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CLIFTON, Wesley
FRANKLIN COUNTY, TEXAS: Wesley Clifton died March 14, 1915. He was born January 24, 1886 to R.A. and Fannie Clifton. Burial was at Collier's Chapel Cemetery.

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CLINGMAN, Dr. Alexander
WACO, TEXAS: Dr. Alexander Michael Clingman, 40, died June 15, 1870. He was born May 15, 1830. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Burial was at First Street Cemetery.

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CLINKSCALE, Irene
BURLESON, TEXAS: Irene Roe Clinkscale, 96, died April 4, 2009. She was born April 4, 1913 to G.J. and Lucy Mae Bland Roe. She opened the first kindergarten in Burleson and operated it for nearly 40 years. She was a member of the Burleson Chamber Of Commerce, the Burleson Garden Club, the American Business Women's Association, the Red Hat Society, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She attended the First Baptist Church of Burleson for 60 years. She is survived by two sons, Tim Clinkscale (Yvonne) of Diana, and David Clinkscale (Karen) of Granbury; a sister, Alta Thompson of Crowley; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; a close friend, Mauna Kea Hughes; and her many students. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.H. Clinkscale; a daughter, Nancy Clinkscale; her parents; and three brothers. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park under the direction of Mountain Valley Funeral Home.

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COLE, Jack
GOODLETT, TEXAS: Jack Junior Cole, 77, died June 5, 2009. He was born July 28, 1931 to Issac and Nettie Sherman Cole. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Darlene Cole of Henderson, NE, and Jackie Ray and Mary Ann Cole of Houston; a sister, Nadine Austin of Hutchinson, KS; 4 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Burial was at Goodlett Cemetery with arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home.

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COLLINS, David, Sr.
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: David Collins, Sr., 52, died May 10, 2004 at his residence. He was born March 13, 1952 in Texarkana. He worked for the Sunset Apartments. He is survived by his wife, Diane Collins; five daughters, Makibra Franklin, Shonda R. Bogard, Shonda Kelly, Christy Collins, and Angie Collins; four sons, David Collins, Jr., Hollis Rollins, Patrick Bogard, and Jacari Smith; a sister, Barbara Batton; three brothers, Calvin L. Collins, Roy L. Collins, and Charles L. Collins; 7 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were handled by Haynes Mortuary.

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COLOMO, Manuel
MARFA, TEXAS: Manuel Colomo, 87, died August 31, 2006 at Doctors Hospital in Laredo. He owned Colomo's Handy Store for 38 years, and was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Hortensia Colomo; a daughter, Anabelle Gonzales (Frank) of Marfa; two sons, Manuel Colomo, Jr. (Cruz) of Corpus Christi, and George Colomo (Liz) of Laredo; a brother, Luis Colomo of Bakersfield, CA; a sister, Corina Cenneciros (Ruperto) of Marfa; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Oscar Colomo. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at Merced Cemetery under the direction of Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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COOPER, Thadine
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Thadine V. Cooper, 85, died January 25, 2010. She was born October 14, 1924 in Ochiltree County, TX near Spearman to William and Elmina Deck. She was a Jehovah's Witness. She is survived by two daughters, Janice Cooper and Carolyn Kay Chiles, and two sons, Cary Cooper and Clifton Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe H. Cooper. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Southwest Congregation. Interment was at Llano Cemetery under the direction of Cox-LaGrone Funeral Home.

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CORBETT, Barry
LINDEN, TEXAS: Barry Corbett, 50, died November 29, 2002 in Linden. He was born August 2, 1952 in Dallas. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church and the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by a son, Christopher Corbett; his father, Mack Corbett of Linden; a sister, Barbara Williams of Princeton, TX; and a brother, Charles Corbett of Hoboken, NJ. Interment was at Center Hill Cemetery in Cass County, TX under the direction of Hanner Funeral Home.

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CORBITT, Helen
DALLAS, TEXAS: Helen Corbitt, 71, died January 16, 1978. She was born January 25, 1906 in New York. She was a graduate and trustee of Skidmore College and a retired director of the Nieman-Marcus restaurants. She had also worked for Joske's department store, the Houston Country Club, and the Driskill Hotel, in addition to being a caterer. She authored several cookbooks, including The Helen Corbitt Cookbook, which was in its 27th printing at the time of her passing. She served on the Texas Agricultural board, and was a former dietician at Cornell Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital in Newark, NJ. She was a recipient of the Golden Plate Award, and wrote a newspaper column, "Kitchen Klatter". A requiem Mass was held in Dallas. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Dallas.

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CORNETT, Effie
DAINGERFIELD, TEXAS: Effie Terry Cornett, 89, died March 15, 2002 in Daingerfield. She was born July 1, 1912 in Clarksville, TX. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Sutton and John Moore and Helen Amy and Jim Walker of Daingerfield; a son and daughter-in-law, John Travis and Barbara Cornett of Blanchard, LA; 5 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis "Buddy" Cornett. Services were held at the Daingerfield First Baptist Church. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery with arrangements by Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.

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CORONADO, Augustine, Sr.
DALLAS, TEXAS: Augustine Coronado, Sr. died June 9, 2003. He was born July 15, 1948 to Augustine and Bertha Coronado. Survivors include a son, Augustine Coronado, Jr.; two sisters, Angelita Best and Linda Coronado; two brothers, Sammy Coronado and Manuel Coronado; his parents; and 4 grandchildren. Interment was at Laurel Land Memorial Park under the direction of Gonzalez Funeral Home.

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CORSELLO, Thomas G., Sr.
CALDWELL, TEXAS: Thomas G. Corsello, Sr., 61, died November 19, 2009 at his home. He was born May 3, 1948 in Chicago, IL to Innocent S. and Clara A. Kaiser Corsello. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include a daughter, Alicia Watson; a son, Tom Corsello, Jr.; his mother; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Interment was at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen under the direction of Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home.

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CORTES, Lorenzo
FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS: Lorenzo Cortes, 77, died September 24, 2007 in Fort Stockton. He was born in Mexico. He is survived by a sister, Socorro Cortes; and four brothers, Octavio Cortes of Odessa, and Vicente Cortes, Carlos Cortes and Manuel Cortes, all of Fort Stockton. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at the Fort Stockton Catholic Cemetery by Memorial Funeral Home.

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COTTON, Jimmie
MEXIA, TEXAS: Jimmie Weldon Cotton, 78, died May 15, 2008. He was born July 11, 1929 to S.M. and Rosa Mae Sanderson Cotton. After 27 years, he retired as a line and service man with Southwestern Electric Service Company/TXU, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ann Haley Cotton; two sons, Jimmie Lee Cotton (Suzanne) of Mexia, and Johnnie Cotton (Yolanda) of Grand Prairie; a sister, Helen Isham of Waco; 7 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a step great-grandchild; additional relatives and friends; and his cat, Snoopy. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment was at Mexia Cemetery with arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

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COUCH, Melvin, Sr.
RUSK, TEXAS: Melvin Couch, Sr., 73, died July 21, 2002 at his residence. He was born November 16, 1928 in Brunswick, GA. He was a chemical plant operator at Rhom and Haas Inc. in Deer Park for 17 years, and also worked at Alcoa in Palestine for over a decade. He was a Master Mason and a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Couch of Rusk and Melvin Couch, Jr. of Houston; a brother, J.W. Couch of Alabama; a sister, Catherine Breland of Jacksonville, FL; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery by Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home.

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COX, Palmer
ABILENE, TEXAS: Palmer Cox, 88, died December 22, 2006. He was born December 8, 1918 to Jess and Dora Cox. He worked at Thornton's Department Store for over 40 years, and also worked for Abilene Transit. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Westgate Church of Christ, and was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Kiwanis Club. He is survived by a daughter, Melinda Simmons of Abilene; two brothers, J.C. Cox of St. Louis, MO, and Albert Cox of Pocahontas, AR; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Glass Cox; a sister; two brothers; and his parents. Interment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery by North's Funeral Home.

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COX, Patricia
WHITEFACE, TEXAS: Patricia Jo Wall Cox, 69, died March 29, 2010 in Lubbock. She was born July 1, 1940 in Lancaster, CA to Herbert Wall, Sr. and Cleo Wall. She had worked as a cook at Cal Farley's Girlstown, and had also been a hairdresser and housekeeper. Survivors include a daughter, Patti Lynn Cox Nisbet (James) of Whiteface; two sons, George Edward Cox, Jr. (Wanda) of Whiteface, and James Herbert Cox (Susan) of Ralls; 9 grandchildren; two sisters, Marion (Stan) Washburn of Lebanon, MO, and Phyllis (Ray) Smith of Lancaster, CA; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Cox, Sr.; her parents; a brother, Herbert O. Wall, Jr.; and a sister, Barbare Tyrell. Services were held at the Whiteface Church of Christ. Interment was at Clear Fork Cemetery in Lueders, TX.

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CRISMAN, Joyce
BROWNWOOD, TEXAS: Joyce Crisman died June 10, 2008. She was born October 26, 1927 to Lowell V. and Ruth Smith Jones. She was a longtime administrative assistant for Family Services in Lubbock, and attended Central United Methodist Church in Brownwood. She was a Doe in the Elks Lodge, and enjoyed playing bridge and other card games. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Gayle and Jim Clopton of Early, three stepdaughters, Misty Scarlett of Joshua, and Ruth Ann Stewart and Karen Elaine Crisman, both of Lubbock; a stepson, Fred Crisman, Sr; two brothers, John A. Jones of Arlington, and William S. Jones of Palestine; 3 grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; and her dog, Bitsy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Crisman, Sr., a brother, Delbert W. Jones; and her parents. Interment was at Moore Memorial Gardens by Heartland Funeral Home.

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CRISP, Don
FRANKSTON, TEXAS: Don Crisp, 75, died July 10, 2003 at his home. He was born July 23, 1927 in LaSalle. He was an oilfield worker and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Full Gospel Church in Frankston. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Crisp; two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna Stinson of Frankston, and Lynda and Larry Larusse of Addis, LA; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Ada Crisp of Frankston; his mother, Ollie Mae Crisp Kendrick of Mountain View, AR; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Joyce Cameron of Hondo, Bonnie and Ray Simmons of Tom Bean, and Edith Simmons of Little Elm; a brother and sister-in-law, Swan and Verna Crisp of Mountain Home, AR; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Delfus Crisp; a sister, Rose Wilson; and a brother, Billy Crisp. Burial was at Hebron Cemetery in Yoakum under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

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CRISS, Audrey
ITALY, TEXAS: Audrey Mae Burns Criss, 67, died February 16, 2007. She was born January 19, 1940 in Telephone, TX to Vernon Harold Hays, Jr. and Ruby Crawford Hays. She owned Audrey's Nails and Resale. She was married to Bill Criss. Survivors include her children, Cindy Thomas of Waxahachie, Gayla McGinnis of Dallas, David Pilcher of Alvarado, and Brenda LaCour (Jerry) and Paula Crawford (Dan), all of Milford; six siblings, Doris, Brenda, Ken, Jan, Cindy, and Tony; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by seven siblings. Interment was at Milford Cemetery with arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

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CROSS, John
ASPERMONT, TEXAS: John R. Cross, 60, died January 12, 1971 at a Vernon hospital. He was born April 10, 1910 in Wise County. He was retired, and had worked for a carbon black plant. He was a Baptist, and formerly lived in Pampa. Survivors include his wife, Charlena Cross; a daughter, Mrs. Avis Myers of Pampa; three sons, John R. of Plano, and Maurice and Randall, both of Pampa; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Smertelenly and Mrs. G.C. Williams; three brothers, Theo, Cecil and James; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held at Central Baptist Church. Interment was at the Aspermont Cemetery with arrangements by Littlepage Funeral Home.

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CROY, Daisy
WAKE VILLAGE, TEXAS: Daisy Lee Croy, 72, died April 17, 2002 at a local hospital. She was born August 30, 1929 in Elora, TN. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Earl Croy of Wake Village; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Glenn Allensworth of Texarkana, and Nancy and Ray Sanford of South Padre Island; a son, Patrick Rozell of Wake Village; 2 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Entombment was at Chapelwood Mausoleum with arrangements by Chapelwood Funeral Home.

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CRUMPLER, Clara
THORNBERRY, TEXAS: Clara B. Matthews Crumpler, 88, died December 12, 2001. She was born March 5, 1913 in Thornberry. She retired from the Bethania Hospital nursing staff, and was a member of Thornberry Baptist Church. Survivors include three children and their spouses, Bill and Vel Crumpler, Paul and Barbara Crumpler, and Judy and Ed Beach, all of Wichita Falls; a sister, Loretta Kiser of Kerrville; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John William "Jack" Crumpler. Interment was at the Crumpler Family Cemetery under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home.

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CUDWORTH, Ninfa
DEL RIO, TEXAS: Ninfa E. Cudworth, 77, died July 17, 2007. She was born March 10, 1930 in Mexico to Marcos and Pilar Escareno. She is survived by two sons, Marco Antonio Cudworth and Jesus Harold Cudworth; a daughter, Juanita Cudworth-Serrano (Richard); a sister, Bertha Escareno; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cudworth; and her parents. Interment was at San Felipe Cemetery by Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home.

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CUMBIE, Ruth
DAYTON, TEXAS: Ruth Arnold Cumbie, 74, died February 13, 2009 at the Kingwood Hospital. She was born September 10, 1934 in Austinville, VA to William Lawrence and Golde Ella Delp Arnold. She had lived in the Dayton area for over 20 years, and attended the First Assembly of God. She was a member of Liberty County Grief Relief, and had formerly lived in Richmond, VA. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, decorating, and church activities. Survivors include a son, Berkley Albion Cumbie III (Abigail Gonsalez) of Liberty; a daughter, Pamela Peska (Jimmy Ray) of Dayton; a brother, Joseph Crockett Arnold of Houston; two sisters, Mary Agnes Mullins of Virginia, and Wanda Lee Abner of Georgia; 3 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Berkley Albion Cumbie, Jr.; her parents; a sister, Jean Delp Arnold Cabiness; and three brothers, Billy and James J. Arnold, and an infant brother. Interment was at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton by Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

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CUMMINGS, Elmer
LADONIA, TEXAS: Elmer J. Cummings died December 6, 1986. He was born August 1, 1908 to Joe and Jennie Cummings. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Alice Harmon Cummings; and a brother, J.B. Cummings. Interment was at Ridgeview Memorial Park under the direction of Delta Funeral Home.

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CUMMINGS, Dr. Hatch W., Jr.
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Dr. Hatch Whitfield Cummings, Jr., 83, died November 1, 1987 in Seattle. He was a graduate of Tulane University, and the former head of medical staff at Methodist Hospital. He served as president of the Houston Society of Internal Medicine, the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine, and the Texas Club of Internists. In 1972, the Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine established the Hatch W. Cummings Visiting Professorship in his honor. He was a former longtime clinical professor of Medicine at Baylor. He was governor of the American College of Physicians Texas Southern Region, and was a consulting physician for the Houston Astros. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and served as chief of medicine on a hospital ship. Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert R. Nunn of Seattle; a daughter, Huberta Wright of Princeton, NJ; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Ghent Graves, Mrs. Sue Gibson, Mrs. John Barclay, and Mrs. A.B. Swanson. Interment was at Memorial Mission Mausoleum at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery under the direction of Geo. H. Lewis and Sons Funeral Directors.

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CUROLE, Calvin A.
TEXAS CITY, TEXAS: Calvin Andrew Curole died November 19, 2009. He was born October 11, 1931 to Andrew J. and Mercedes Lefort Curole. He was a draftsman, and worked for Hoover's and ICI. He enjoyed hunting. Survivors include his wife, Maxie Curole; a stepdaughter, Brenda Barbier of Katy; a stepson, James McGlocklin of Casper, WY; a sister, Doris Simpson of Metarie, LA; a brother and sister-in-law, Harrison P. and Beverly Curole of Prairieville, LA; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Curole; his parents; and a grandson, Jim. Interment was at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Mausoleum with arrangements by Hayes Funeral Home.

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CURTIS, Gene
SUNRAY, TEXAS: Gene A Curtis, 74, died December 26, 2006. He was born December 29, 1931 to Saul Sidney and Mary Irene Hoffman Curtis. He retired from Broxson Furniture and Hardware with 31 years of service, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He attended Sunray Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Fulton Curtis; a daughter, Debra Curtis of Sunray; his sons, John Curtis (Beverly) of Hereord, and Charles Curtis and Stephen Curtis, both of Sunray; 2 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services were held at Sunray Baptist Church. Interment was at Lane Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Morrison Funeral Directors.

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CUTCHIN, Charles F., Jr.
WACO, TEXAS: Charles Frank Cutchin, Jr. died January 18, 1966 at the Veteran's Hospital in Waco. He was born December 13, 1923. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three uncles, H.H. Cutchin of Baytown, Rye C. Cutchin of Phenix City, AL, and James Cutchin of Palm Harbor; and five aunts, Mrs. G.W. Ball and Mrs. Made Mays, both of Mendenhall, MS, Mrs. Mary Hicks of Cottondale, FL, and Mrs. Charcie Kowitz and Mrs. Elvie Slay, both of Chipley, FL. Services were held at Piney Grove Baptist Church. Burial with military honors was at Piney Grove Cemetery in Jackson County, FL with arrangements by Blackburn Funeral Home of Chipley, FL.

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DAVIS, Douglas
FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Douglas D. Davis, 51, died August 12, 1941 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Louisiana to Mr. and Mrs. Harvin Davis. He was survived by three sisters, Mrs. Emmett Mathewson of Irving, Mrs. Ernest Van Sickle of Little Rock, AR, and Mrs. W.D. Williams of Tabor City, NC; and a half-brother, N.H. Vaughan of Miami, FL. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Leach Funeral Home.

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DAVIS, Eurine
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Eurine Davis, 83, died February 9, 2003 at a local hospital. She was born March 8, 1919 in Cass, TX. She retired from the Texarkana National Bank, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Texarkana. She is survived by a daughter, Sue Post of Texarkana; a stepdaughter, Zelma Ono of Huntington Beach, CA; one brother, Marvin Brown, Jr. of Queen City, TX; two sisters, Gaynell Clements of Texarkana, and Mayo Edwards of Wake Village; 2 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 step great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene M. Davis. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park by Texarkana Funeral Home.

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DAVIS, Rubye
IRAAN, TEXAS: Rubye Mae Davis, 89, died December 22, 2009 at the Crockett County Care Center in Ozona. She was born December 15, 1920 in Anson, TX to Isaac Andrew Jackson King and Nina Pearl James King. She was a former Monahans resident, moving to Iraan in 1979. She was active in area Baptist churches, including the First Baptist Church of Iraan, and Mother Holmes Baptist Church in Sheffield. She had been a Sunday School teacher and choir member. She was a former Past Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star, and had been active with the PTA. She enjoyed cooking, art and sewing. Family members include three daughters, Gay Brooks (Sandy) of Iraan, and Judy Smith and Brenda Pitts (Don), all of Sheffield; two sisters, Viola Stahl of Abilene, and Lois Noble of Largo, FL; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.G. Davis; her parents; two sisters, Elizabeth Morton and Johnnie Tollison; and two brothers, Leland King and Milton King. Services were held at Mother Holmes Memorial Baptist Church. Interment was at the Sheffield Cemetery by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.

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DAVIS, Ruth
PLAINVTEW, TEXAS: Ruth Davis died February 5, 1967 at an Amarillo convalescent home. She was born December 22, 1880 in Baird. She was a former resident of Lubbock and Amarillo, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving family members include three daughters, Mrs. Rex Wilson, Mrs. J.W. Knapp, and Mrs. L.B. Newman; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

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DEENY, Father Bernard
FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Rev. Bernard J. Deeny, 78, died May 9, 1953. He was born October 17, 1874 in Iowa to Hugh and Anna Walsh Deeny. He was a priest, and retired as a chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Mueller-Harper Funeral Home.

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DEHN, Dennis
PAMPA, TEXAS: Dennis Dehn died December 30, 2007. He was born October 5, 1929 in Minnesota. He have been living in Pampa since 1953. He was an associate at Focus Magazine for 24 years, and also worked at KPDN Radio for 29 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a longtime assistant to dance instructor Jeanne Willingham in productions of "The Nutcracker". There are no known surviving relatives. Cremation arrangements were handled by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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DeLEON, Alicia
McCAMEY, TEXAS: Alicia DeLeon, 69, died March 21, 2011 at the McCamey Hospital. She was born December 20, 1941 in Sanderson, TX. She had been a resident of McCamey since 1971, and was of the Christian faith. She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo DeLeon; five sons, Johnny DeLeon (Patsy), Hector Martinez (Stacy), all of Odessa, and Joe Angel DeLeon (Samantha), Luis Martinez (Enedina), and Gabriel DeLeon (Romie), all of McCamey; three daughters, Lisette Cruz of Houston, and Sallie Gomez (Joe) and Norma Martinez, all of McCamey; her father, Didio Barrera of Odessa; a sister, Ervina Reyes of Odessa; 28 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Frankie, Roberto, and Norberto Martinez; and her mother, Celerina Barrera. Services were held at the First Assembly of God Church in McCamey. Interment was at Resthaven Cemetery with arrangements by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.

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DEMOS, Jerry
BORGER, TEXAS: Jerry Norman Demos, 55, died June 17, 2006 in Borger. He was born January 19, 1951 in Rapid City, SD to Robert and Elizabeth Zeller Demos. He earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and was a clean fuels and maintenance supervisor at Conoco Phillips Co. He was of the Lutheran faith, and had been a resident of Borger since 1998. He enjoyed golf, photography, and Corvettes. Survivors include his wife, Shari Demos; three daughters, Anthea Demos of Austin, Chloe Demos of Canyon, and Alyssa Demos of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Karen Schussler (Louie) of Phoenix, AZ; and a brother, Robert G. Demos (Lynda) of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at Grace Fellowship Church in Borger. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City with local arrangements by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors. Arrangements in Rapid City were handled by Osheim-Catron Funeral Home.

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DEPREY, Bernice
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Bernice Deprey died December 3, 2006. She was born March 6, 1948. Survivors include a daughter, Tania Fongemie; her mother, Rita Deprey; her siblings; her co-workers; and her friends. Services were held at First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Beresford Funeral Home.

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DePRIEST, Margaret
GRAHAM, TEXAS: Margaret Sue Depriest, 59, died November 4, 2007 in Graham. She was born January 31, 1948 in Roswell, NM. She came to Graham in 1995, and was a former resident of Lodi, CA. She is survived by her husband, Tim DePriest; six daughters, Misty Evans, Sabrina Evans, Amanda Evans, Alma DePriest, Norma Allen and Patricia Lopez; five sons, Bobby Evans, Michael Evans, Richard Evans, Tommy Evans and Timmy Evans; a sister, Wanda Lowe; a brother, Bobby Nixon; and 24 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby Joe and Norma June Nixon. Arrangements were handled by McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home.

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DERENBERGER, Alvina
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Alvina Clara Derenberger, 87, died March 21, 2011. She was born March 22, 1923 in Serbin, TX to Ben and Augusta Symmank Kappler. She worked as a housekeeper in private homes, and enjoyed gardening and quilting. Survivors include her husband, Harold William Derenberger; two sisters, Janiece Kappler Becker (Otto) of Serbin, and Ruth Kappler Schimank (Lorenz) of Giddings; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Doris Kappler Arldt; and a niece. Services were held at Christ Lutheran Church. Interment was at Cook Walden Cemetery under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

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DERR, Glenn D., Sr.
MARSHALL, TEXAS: Glenn David Derr, Sr., 80, died March 10, 2006. He was born August 16, 1925 to Henry and Love Derr. He was a retired electrician. He is survived by a son, Glenn Derr, Jr; a stepson, Bobby Reynolds; two stepdaughters, Linda VanCleave and Susan Haywood; two brothers, Henry Derr and Donald Derr; three sisters, Leola Stooks, Dixie Ancelet, and Joyce Martin; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery by Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home.

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DeSHAZO, Maudie
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Maudie Billingsley DeShazo, 97, died July 28, 2004. She was born November 1, 1906 in Walker County, AL to James Lewis Marcum, Sr. and Safronia Marcum. She is survived by a daughter, Betty Province of Amarillo; three sons, Joe DeShazo (Robbie) of Dumas, Jackie DeShazo (Masae) of Fairfield, CA, and John DeShazo of Spokane, WA; three sisters, O'neta Weatherly (Ray) of Amarillo, Mary Richburg (Lonnie) of Crowley, and Lois Reagan of Hobbs, NM; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Curtis Billingsley and Tom DeShazo; two sons, James and Billy; and six siblings. Services were held at St. Stephen United Methodist Church. Interment was at Llano Cemetery with arrangements by Parkside Chapel Funeral Home.

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DEVERS, Roland A.
WACO, TEXAS: Roland A. Devers, 85, died September 23, 2007. He was born January 19, 1922 to Robert and Jessie Devers. He was a self-employed upholsterer for 35 years in Waco, and was a veteran of World War II. He enjoyed music. He is survived by his wife, Nanny Price Devers; a daughter and son-in-law, Genile and Raleigh Williams; four sons and daughters-in-law, David and Linda Devers, Larry and Cindy Devers, Stan and Betty Devers, and Ricky and Leigh Ann Devers; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton Devers; two sisters, Reba Spence and Clara Scott; and his parents. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery with arrangements by Waco Memorial Funeral Home.

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DIAZ, Jorge
La GRULLA, TEXAS: Jorge Arnoldo Diaz, 39, died February 16, 2007 in Rio Grande City. Survivors include four children, Jorge Arnoldo, Jr., Miguel Angel, Jonathan, and Erika Diaz; and his mother, Maria Iginia Diaz. Services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial was at Solis Cemetery with arrangements by Sanchez Funeral Home.

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DICKEY, Ruth
ORANGE, TEXAS: Ruth Dickey, 88, died February 24, 2008. She was born September 2, 1919 to Asbury Thomas and Dora Elizabeth Fleming Thomas. She attended McDonald Memorial Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed square dancing with the Merry Mixers. She is survived by a son, Pete Dickey, Jr. (Nettie) of Orange; two daughters, Glenda Dickey Merrell (Marlin) of Bridge City, and Sylvia Dickey Smith (Bill) of Georgetown; a sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Marziana; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, S.P. "Pete" Dickey, Sr.; and a friend, Herbert Frames. Interment was at Autumn Oaks Cemetery by Claybar Funeral Home.

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DISHMAN, Gertie
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS: Gertie Mae Tammen Dishman, 80, died February 23, 2000 in Wichita Falls. She was born March 12, 1919. She was a member of Loop 11 Church of Christ. She is survived by a son, Tommy E. (Mayme) Dishman of Wichita Falls; 2 grandsons; and 2 great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl F. Dishman. Interment was at Hope Cemetery under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview.

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DIXON, Mildred
KERMIT, TEXAS: Mildred Marie Dixon, 88, died September 19, 2002. She was born in Ringling, OK on May 11, 1914 to John Richard and Myrtle Marie Whisnant Tucker She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Eddie (Judy) Dixon of De Leon, and Joe Blake Dixon of Camp Verde, AZ; a daughter, Jerry (Sam) Vest of Monahans; a sister, Euda Raley of Marble Falls; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelton Woodrow Dixon; and two brothers, Stanley and Richard Tucker. Burial was at Kermit Cemetery under the direction of Family Services Funeral Parlor.

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DOONAN, Robert
QUINLAN, TEXAS: Robert Doonan, 91, died August 6, 2008 at his residence. He was born February 27, 1917 in Dodge City to Clarence C. and Florence Bowyer Doonan. He was a mechanic with E-Systems for over 22 years. He was a Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He is survived by his wife, Lila Kellogg Doonan; two daughters, Lois A. Joy and Vivian Jensen (Ken), all of Port Orchard, WA; two sons, Donald Doonan (Sheryl) of Farmersville and Eldon Doonan of Port Orchard, WA; a brother, Wendell Doonan of Great Bend, KS; two sisters, Evelyn Graham of Clarkston, WA and Margarete McAnulla of Great Bend, KS; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great great-grandchild. Arrangements were handled by Lynch Funeral Service.

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DOWNS, Marvin
SIMMS, TEXAS: Marvin Harmon Downs, 81, died September 14, 2011 at his residence. He was born August 25, 1930 in the Old Union community. He retired from Red River Army Depot, and attended the First Baptist Church of New Boston. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Eva Downs of New Boston; his nieces and nephews, Reavis Reynolds of Texarkana, Paula Henson and Pam and Rod Hensley, all of New Boston, Phil Reynolds of Long Island, NY, and Rory and Lynn Reynolds of Bountiful, UT; 4 great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Old Union Cemetery with arrangements by Chapelwood Funeral Home.

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DUARTE, Felipe
FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS: Felipe Duarte, 58, died August 9, 2009 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 27, 1951. He was raised in the Cherokee Home in Cherokee, TX, and was of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors include a daughter, Lydia Hernandez (Daniel) of Abilene; three sisters; seven brothers; 3 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery by Piersall-Benton Funeral Directors.

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DuBOSE, Vera
MESQUITE, TEXAS: Vera Delia DuBose died March 7, 2001. She was born November 25, 1921. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry Henkle, and Lynn and Jackie Henkle; a brother; four sisters; 3 granddaughters; and her great-grandchildren. Interment was at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park under the direction of Laurel Oaks Funeral Home.

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DUDA, Adela
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Adela Duda, 85, died March 23, 2004. She was born December 18, 1918 to Joseph and Victoria Horbal. She is survived by her husband, Edward Duda; and a son, Tim Duda. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery by Porter Loring Mortuary.

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DUPUY, Lessie
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Lessie M. Dupuy, 92, died June 2, 2008. She was born April 5, 1916 to Azenor J. and Ovelia Guillot Dupuis. She was a resident of Bridge City for 50 years prior to moving to Corpus Christi. She attended St. Henry Catholic Church, where she was active with the Altar Society, and was a member of the Tejas Airstream Travel Club. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Leona and George Laird of Corpus Christi, and Joyce and Robert Judice of Broaddus; a brother, Sonny Dupuis; two sisters, Enola Guillory and Delores Dauzot, both of Marksville, LA; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Dupuy. Services were held at St. Henry Catholic Church. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens by Claybar Funeral Home.

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DYER, Della
KILGORE, TEXAS: Della Dyer, 78, died January 20, 2002 in Tyler, TX. She was born October 27, 1923 in Oklahoma to Ed and Sadie Harris. Survivors include her husband, Hurbert Gean Dyer; her children, Carolyn June Spence of Winnsboro, Rubbin Edman Branscom of Overton, Elizabeth A. Clinton of Leveretts Chapel, and Glenda Crowder and Wanda Sue Still, both of Kilgore; her stepchildren, Gary Dyer of Kilgore, Melissa Spurger of Tyler, Donna Mathews of Overton, and Nikki Dunsford of Tealsville; a brother, Jack Wininger of Kilgore; four sisters, Velva Doering of California, Junie Reagh of New Diana, Evelyne Corley of Pawhuska, OK, and Bonnie Tarquinio of Pittsburgh, PA; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rubbin E. Branscom; her parents; and six siblings, Marcella Scott, Vesta Beattie, Gerald Harris, Parl Harris, Joe Harris, and Ed Harris. Interment was at the Kilgore Cemetery by Rader Funeral Home.

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EDGAR, Emma
MONAHANS, TEXAS: Emma Magdalene Edgar, 88, died March 13, 2008 in Monahans. She was born February 13, 1920 in Tacoma, WA to William Paul Nell and Hattie Magdalene Gaines. She was a Jehovah's Witness. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Phipps (Ron) of Monahans; a son, William C. "Bill" Edgar (Judy) of Brownfield; two sisters-in-law, Bettye Nell of Tomball and Lilli Nell of Sota Springs, ID; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl "Bud" Edgar; and a grandson. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Interment was at Monahans Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Harkey Family Funeral Services.

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EDSALL, Veta
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Veta Whitacre Edsall, 99, died January 17, 2001. She was born March 26, 1901 in Erath County. She and her husband were ranchers in New Mexico, and had also operated lodging accommodations in southern Colorado. In her younger years, she operated a millinery shop in Plainview. She was a longtime member of the Broadway Church of Christ, and was also a member of the Social Order of the Beauceant, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She is survived by a son, Van T. Edsall; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Edsall. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Park with arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Home.

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EICHELMANN, Oscar
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Oscar Michael Eichelmann, 70, died December 27, 1998. He was born in Tampico, Mexico. He was a graduate of St. Edward's University and held a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked with the family business, OTSA Industrial Gas. He was also a cattle rancher and operated a restaurant. He came to Corpus Christi in 1993. He enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Burk Eichelmann; four daughters, Debra (Jim) of Rockport, TX, Christina (Eduardo) of Tampico, Mexico, and Betty Lynn (Gabriel) and Patricia (Enrique), all of Cuernavaca, Mexico; two sons, Michael David (Alice) of Austin, and Oscar Eduardo (Ana Laura) of Tampico, Mexico; a brother, Augusto Eichelmann (Raquel) of Austin; a sister, Irma Benavidez of Mexico City; an aunt, Victoria Sobera of Tampico, Mexico; an uncle, John Eichelmann (Marie) of El Paso; 15 grandchildren; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Andrew's by the Sea Church.

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EICKE, Peggy
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Peggy Evelyn Eicke, 88, died April 4, 2005. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Monty and Linda Eicke of Bedford; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Llano East Cemetery under the direction of Rector Funeral Home.

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EISSLER, Lois
FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS: Lois Eissler, 87, died January 23, 2008. Survivors include two sons, Mark Eissler (Marsha) of Burleson, and Vic Eissler, Jr. (Bonnie) of Dripping Springs; two daughters, Karla West (David) of Burnet, and Cheryl Eissler of Leander; a sister-in-law, Jimmy Byerley of Fredericksburg; and 7 grandchildren. Services were held at Bethany Lutheran Church. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with arrangements by Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

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ELKINS, Ira
TULIA, TEXAS: Ira Edwin Elkins, 79, died January 4, 1967 at Swisher Memorial Hospital. He was born October 30, 1887 in Clay County to Albert and Nancy Elkins. He was a farmer. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. C.M. Flowers; and four brothers, Coy, Emery, Emmett and Ernest. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home.

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ELLIOTT, Rowena
GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS: Rowena Elliott, 81, died May 23, 1995. She was born in Colorado. She retired from Western Union with 50 years of service. Survivors include two brothers, William B. Elliott and James L. Elliott. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs, AR with arrangements by Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home.

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ERSKINE, Betty Jo
MEXIA, TEXAS: Betty Jo Erskine, 84, died May 23, 2007 at a local nursing home. She was born October 5, 1922 in Little Elm to Authur Dee and Lessie Enola Ford Patterson. She was an LVN, and retired from the Mexia State School after 20 years of service. Survivors include two sons, Gary S. Erskine of Pasadena, and Rodney D. Erskine of Sugarland; 2 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death two husbands, Leon McKinney and Robert Reed Erskine; her parents; two sisters, Dee Alva McConnell and Eula Mae Pippin; and a brother, C.O. Patterson. Interment was at Big Hill Cemetery under the direction of Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

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ESTRADA, Father Domingo
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Fr. Domingo Estrada, 66, died September 21, 2009. He was born December 1, 1942 in San Antonio, TX to Louis H. and Ramona Gonzales Estrada. He attended Our Lady of the Snows Scholasticate in Pass Christian, MS, and completed studies in theology and philosophy at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio. He entered St. Peter's Novitiate in 1964 in Mission, TX, and professed vows with the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on June 13, 1965. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 12, 1972. He served as assistant pastor and administrator at St. Joseph's Parish in Brownsville, and as parochial vicar and pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Midland. He also served at St. Thomas Parish in Huntsville, and St. John the Baptist in San Juan. He later lived in Pipe Creek to be near his family after his health declined. Survivors include three sisters, Wanda Seifert, Catherine (Bernie) Almaraz, and Virginia Weltens; two brothers, Arthur Estrada and Jerry Estrada; several nieces and nephews; and his religious community. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Homer Estrada. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Memorial Chapel in San Antonio. Interment was at the Oblate Cemetery under the direction of Angelus Funeral Home.

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EVANS, Bertha
OMAHA, TEXAS: Bertha Lee Evans, 82, died November 28, 2002 in Dallas. She was born January 16, 1920 in Morris County, TX. She was a member of Mount Mitchell Church of Christ in Omaha. She is survived by her husband, Perry Evans, Jr.; two daughters, Joyce Cotton of Dallas, and Geraldine Shepherd of DeSoto; three sons, Dewelyn Evans of Daytona Beach, FL, and Michael Evans and William Charles Evans of Omaha; a sister, Dorothy Hill of Dallas; a brother, Edward Johnson of Omaha; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Joe Evans. Services were held at Mount Mitchell Church of Christ. Burial was at Reynolds Cemetery in Daingerfield with arrangements by Tumey Mortuary.

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EXNER, Clarence A.
LINCOLN, TEXAS: Clarence Alfred Exner, 71, died January 23, 2009. He was born December 22, 1937 to Emil O. and Agnes Lehmann Exner. He was a retired drywall finisher, and attended St. John Lutheran Church. He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Eiler of Baytown; two sons, David Eilers of Houston, and Jason Exner of Dallas; four brothers, Elton and Janice Exner of Houston, Walter Exner of Lexington, and Martin and Dorothy Exner, and Monroe Exner, all of Lincoln; 4 grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Leonard; his parents; a sister, Edna Exner; a sister-in-law, Norma Exner; a niece and nephew-in-law, Debbie and David Noack; and a great-niece, Destiny Noack. Services were held at St. John Lutheran Church. Interment was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home.

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FAGG, Harry
BEAUMONT, TEXAS: Harry Homer Fagg died October 20, 2008. He was born on December 6, 1921. He was a graduate of Trinity University, and held a master's degree in education from the University of Houston. He was an insurance agent and a veteran of World War II. He attended Calder Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for nearly 50 years. He was a sports enthusiast, and organized sports events for the Beaumont Country Club, the Beaumont Tennis Association, and the YMCA. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and was a former football player and track runner. He later moved to Eagle Pass to be near his family. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances Dromgoole Fagg; two daughters, Lydia Urbanek and Tish Ibarra (Benito); and 4 grandchildren. Interment was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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FALKE, Nick
CANADIAN, TEXAS: Nick Falke, 85, died February 14, 2006. He was born September 18, 1920 to the late Gus and Barbara Falke. He was an oilfield driller, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW, and was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Jenkins Falke; a son, Donald Roy Falke of Cimarron, KS; a daughter, Donna Falke of Garden City, KS; two sisters, Rosie Nabb of Hutchinson, KS, and Mary Early of Oklahoma City, OK; and two brothers, Gerald Falke of Ponca City, OK, and Albert Falke of Hutchinson, KS. Interment was at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home.

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FARROW, Paul
ANSON, TEXAS: Paul Garland Farrow, 71, died September 26, 1998 in Abilene. He was born September 29, 1926 in Hamlin. He was a retired co-owner of BFP Oil Co., and was an oil field supervisor. He was a former resident of Midland and Brookesmith, and was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Mona Beth Farrow; two sons, Eddie Garland Farrow and Joe Paul Farrow, both of Austin; a stepson, David Hugh Dopps of Kansas City, MO; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Lu Sayre of Enid, OK, and Gay Beth Willson of Arkansas City, KS; two sisters, Maudell Baer of Lubbock, and Maurene White of Abilene; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a wife, Jo Nell Gorby Farrow. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at Hamlin Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.

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FEASTER, Hubert
COLORADO CITY, TEXAS: Hubert Feaster, 83, died February 13, 2000 at a local hospital. He was born February 9, 1917 in Mitchell County. He was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include six sons, Lynn Hargrove of Colorado City, James Hargrove of Fort Worth, Earl Lightfoot of Lubbock, Ken Lightfoot of Diboll, Ronnie Lightfoot of Shallowater, and Gary Lightfoot of Littlefield; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Pyron Cemetery with arrangements by Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

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FELPS, Nettie
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Nettie Kathryn "Kitty" Felps, 76, died April 16, 2002 at her residence. She was born January 31, 1926 in Texarkana. She retired from Logan Electric Co., and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Edgar "Ed" Felps; a son, Rusty Felps of Texarkana; three daughters, Kay Miller of Dallas, and Rose Annette Felps and Amanda Bauer of Texarkana; four sisters, Ann Dupre of Texarkana, Jane Deal of Houston, Rosemary Hughes of Blytheville, AR, and Patsy Camp of Shreveport, LA; 6 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery with arrangements by East Funeral Home.

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FENNER,, Otto
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Otto Henry Fenner, 93, died November 18, 2005. He was born July 22, 1912. Survivors include his wife, Elinor Fenner; two children and their spouses, Deborah and Wiley Rankin, and Richard and Kaylon Fenner; 2 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and his friends. Services were held at Bethel Independent Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Woodlawn Garden of Memories with arrangements by Cypress Fairbanks Funeral Home.

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FARABEE, Ollie
BRYSON, TEXAS: Ollie Mae Loftis Farabee died July 22, 2006. She was born July 14, 1911. She was a longtime Bryson resident. Survivors include a daughter, Patsy R. Harris of Ponder; a son, Russell Farabee of Graham; two brothers, James Loftis and Bill Loftis, both of Breckenridge; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Farabee; a daughter; and two sons. Interment was at Cottonwood Cemetery under the direction of McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home.

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FARIAS, Ruben
HEBBRONVILLE TEXAS: Ruben Blas Farias, 55, died July 9, 2006. He is survived by his father, Raymundo Farias, Sr. of Hebbronville; and two brothers, Rodemiro and Ray Farias, Jr., both of Hebbronville. Services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was at the New Hebbronville Cemetery under the direction of Howard-Williams Turcotte Funeral Home.

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FEAGINS, Edwinna
SANGER, TEXAS: Edwinna Ridge Feagins, 50, died May 1, 2007 at her home. She was born May 18, 1956 in Denton to Edgar Ridge, Jr. and Annie G. Moore Ridge. Survivors include a daughter, Paula Ridge of Dallas; three sisters, Joyce Murphy (Mack) of Dallas, Velma Lorne (Lawrence) of Gainesville, and Cheryl Blake (Edmund) of Huttig, AR; three brothers, James Kemp of Sanger, and Michael Ridge and Edgar Ridge III, both of Denton; and 3 grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Edna Ruth; and a brother, Jackie Kemp. Services were held at Galilee Baptist Church. Interment was at the Sanger Cemetery under the direction of Golden Gate Funeral Home.

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FEATHERSTON, Barbara
TAYLOR, TEXAS: Barbara Lou Featherston, 75, died December 15, 2003 at her residence. She was born August 11, 1928 to Avery and Christine Tabor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Taylor and a former resident of Mexico, KY. She is survived by her husband, Billy R. Featherston, Sr.; three sons, Billy R. Featherston, Jr. of Buchanan Dam, Ronald B. Featherston of Minnesota, and Robert B. Featherston of California; and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Interment was at the Mexico Baptist Cemetery in Mexico, KY with arrangements by Gilbert Funeral Home.

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FERREIRO, Noemi
FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Noemi Ferreiro, 40, died December 1, 2005. She was born September 6, 1965 to Alberto and Noemi Ferreiro. She was a graduate of East Texas State University with a masters degree in education. She was the women's athletic director and girls' basketball coach at Western Hills High School. Survivors include her mother; two sisters, Delia Turner of Booneville, AR, and Janie Ramirez of Greenville; three brothers, Robert Ferreiro of San Antonio, David Ramirez of Fort Smith, AR, and Ernesto Amar of Booneville, AR; 9 nephews; 4 nieces; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Alberto Ferreiro; and a sister, Josie Villanueva. Services were held at Ione Baptist Church near Booneville, AR. Interment was at French Prairie Cemetery by Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville, AR.

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FEUTRAL, Mabel
SIMMS, TEXAS: Mabel Feutral, 94, died May 4, 2004. She was born November 27, 1909 in Simms. She formerly worked at the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Simms. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, James "Jim" Feutral. Interment was at Sand Hill Cemetery in Simms with arrangements by Bates-Rolf Funeral Home.

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FILICE, Father Richard
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Rev. Fr. Richard Filice, 63, died December 19, 2008. He was the son of the late Charles and Shirley Filice. He was ordained in 1976 in Philadephia, PA, and at age 40, joined the Diocese of Corpus Christi. He served as pastor of St. Andrew by the Sea Catholic Church and St. Anthony Catholic Church in Violet, TX. Family members include his siblings, Randy (Marcela) Filice, Daryl Filice, and Donna Jean (Michael) Vitas; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Violet. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth, IL with local arrangements by Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service.

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FISHER, Minnie
CANTON, TEXAS: Minnie Fisher, 87, died June 19, 1985. She was born October 23, 1897. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a daughter, Hazel Duck; a brother, Anderson Foster; a sister, Mary Smith; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Services were held at Old Bethel Baptist Church. Interment was at Old Bethel Cemetery by Hilliard Funeral Home.

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FITZJARRALD, James H.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS: James Henry Fitzjarrald, 75, died November 25, 1982 at his residence. He was born August 24, 1907 in Elk City to Earley and Ruth Ford Fitzjarrold. He was a retired supervisor for Gulf Oil, having worked for the company in both Texas and South America. He was a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include a son, Larry Fitzjarrold of Scottsdale, AZ; a brother, C.F. Fitzgerald of Fort Worth; and 3 grandchildren. Interment with Masonic rites was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Elk City under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Chapel.

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FLEISHMAN, Ruth
DALLAS, TEXAS: Ruth Silverman Fleishman died December 28, 2005 in Dallas. She was born January 22, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Max and Sarah Romer Silverman. She was the business office manager at St. Mark's School of Texas for 30 years. She is survived by her husband, Jerome Fleishman; her children, Marc Fleishman (Bonnie) of Richardson, Brian Fleishman (Lisbeth) of Wilmington, NC, and Marsha Zimmerman (Joe) of Tucson, AZ; 3 grandsons; 2 great-grandsons; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Martin Silverman. Interment was at Shearith Israel Cemetery under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

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FLOREZ, Eliza
SOUTHLAND, TEXAS: Eliza Florez, 35, died April 6, 1969 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Survivors include two daughters, Emma and Diane; a son, Johnny; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elfrido Martinez; five sisters, Josephine, Carmen, Irene, Cindy and Mary Martinez; and three brothers, Johnny, Oletio and Joe Martinez. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Florez. Interment was at Englewood Cemetery by Englund Funeral Home.

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FLUKINGER, Verna
HEMPSTEAD, TEXAS: Verna Ruth Flukinger, 88, died October 17, 2008 at her residence. She was born January 5, 1920 in Bremond, TX to William Lloyd and Etta Hagee Lloyd. Survivors include a son, Freddie Zach (Judy); a brother, John Henry Lloyd (Betty); a brother-in-law, John Edward Crow; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Hempstead Church of Christ. Interment was at the Hempstead Cemetery under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home.

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FOGG, Louise
CORSICANA, TEXAS: Louise Howell Fogg, 83, died November 26, 2004. She was born March 3, 1921. She and her husband owned the Black Swan Antique Shop, and she was a former hair stylist. She was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Joe B. Fogg; two sons, David Fogg (Kathy) of Durant, OK, and Douglas Fogg (Maryanne) of Taberg, NY; a daughter, Evelyn M. Grimmett (Richard) of Corsicana; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lafford Howell and Richard Howell; and her parents, Marvin and Wincie Howell. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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FOIK, Father Paul
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Rev. Dr. Paul Foik, C.S.C., 60, died March 1, 1941. He was born August 14, 1880 to John and Joanna D. Foik in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He was a graduate of Notre Dame University, and earned a Ph.D. in history at Catholic University of America. He was a priest with the Congregation of Holy Cross, and was a librarian at St. Edward's University. He helped found the Catholic Library Association. He served as chief librarian at Notre Dame, and worked with the Catholic Archives of America. He wrote several books, edited Our Catholic Heritage in Texas, and wrote encyclopedia articles. The annual Paul J. Foik award was established for authors of publications deemed important to to Catholic history in the state of Texas. Burial was in South Bend, IN at the Congregation of Holy Cross Cemetery with arrangements by Cook Funeral Home.

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FOSTER, Dollie
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Dollie Burk Foster, 62, died June 23, 2008. She was born February 11, 1946 to Jesse Burk and Dollie Louise Jones Foster. She is survived by her husband, Lonnie Carroll of Houston; three sons, Todd Carroll of Houston, Jerry Carroll (June) of Magnolia, and David Carroll (Lisa) of Pennsylvania; her father; a sister, Patricia Stebenne of Houston; and a brother, Jerry Foster of Houston. Interment was at Sweetwater Cemetery with arrangements by Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.

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FOWLER, Ethel
CARTHAGE, TEXAS: Ethel E. Fowler died June 5, 1989 at Panola General Hospital in Carthage. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her mother, Josie Fowler; four sisters, Corene Gregory, Lorene Lewis, Naomi Summers, and Pat Bowden; and two brothers, Andy Fowler and Sam Fowler. Interment was at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Jimmerson Funeral Home.

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FOWLER, Vera
BARTLETT, TEXAS: Vera Barefoot Fowler, 50, died November 6, 1965 at a hospital in Temple. She was born June 7, 1915 to Mr. and Mrs. T. Emmett Barefoot. She was a former school teacher. She was a native of Graceville, FL, and a member of the Bartlett Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Dr. George C. Fowler, Sr.; a son, George C. Fowler, Jr. of Austin; a brother, Thomas E. Barefoot of Alexandria, VA; and a sister, Mrs. George Y. Schombert of Pittsburgh, PA. Interment was at the Bartlett City Cemetery.

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FRANKLIN, Norvell
DOUGLASSVILLE, TEXAS: Norvell Franklin, 76, died November 27, 2002 at a local hospital. She was born April 16, 1926 in Douglassville. She had worked as a custodian, and was a member of St. John Baptist Church and its missionary society. She is survived by a daughter, Gwendolyn Franklin of Douglassville; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Joyce Franklin of Conroe; a sister, Elnora Bell of Douglassville; two brothers, Riley Hall of Waco, and L.C. Hall of Maud; and a grandmother, Hettie Franklin of Conroe. Services were held at St. John Baptist Church. Interment was at Center Ridge Cemetery in Maud with arrangements by Haynes Mortuary.

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FRAZIER, Robert R.
ATLANTA, TEXAS: Robert Rush Frazier, 60, died February 28, 2003 in Bivins, TX. He was born August 9, 1942 in Vivian, LA. He worked in the oil fields, and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He is survived by three daughters, Melissa Heady of Eunice, NM, Cathy Leber of Hobbs, NM, and Kelly Perry of Carlsbad, NM; a son, Robert M. Frazier of Eunice, NM; four sisters, Lillie Dickerson of Bivins, Dolly Poindexter of Vivian, and Bertie Clements and Wavie Davis of Atlanta; a brother, William Frazier of Bivins; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Macedonia Cemetery by Hanner Funeral Home.

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FREEMAN, Stanley
TYLER, TEXAS: Stanley Kiawatha Freeman, 50, died February 2, 2007. He was born November 19, 1956 to Eddie Ray and Norma Freeman. He was a disabled veteran. He is survived by his mother, Norma Freeman of Mineola; a sister, Keenia Freeman of Mineola; an uncle, Bobby Freeman; his aunts, Mae Fern Henry, Curvia Lewis, Estella Daniels, Mildred Daniels, Bernice Freeman, Donetta Freeman, Mable Davis, and Naomi Freeman; 2 nephews; and his great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; and a sister, Shelia Smith. Arrangements were handled by Hilliard Funeral Home.

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FROST, Lavina
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Lavina Marie Frost, 81, died January 12, 2002 at a local nursing home. She was born December 16, 1920 in Sutton, AR. She attended Farren Road Baptist Church. Survivors include Kenneth Frost of Texarkana; three daughters, Paulette Johnson of Texarkana, Judy Goynes of Mount Pleasant, and Alice Huckabee of Emmet, AR; a sister, Eloise Jones of Texarkana; a brother, Leroy Jackson of Casa Grande, AZ; 11 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Frost. Interment was at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Texarkana Funeral Home.

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FUENTES, Ramon
MARFA, TEXAS: Ramon Quintana Fuentes, 86, died September 27, 2007. He was born December 27, 1920 to Maria Quintana and Domingo Fuentes. He is survived by his wife, Adelaida Villanueva Fuentes; a daughter, Anna Maria Hinojos of El Paso; two sons, Arturo Fuentes of El Paso, and Ramon Fuentes, Jr. of Marfa; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Consuelo Quintana and Manuela Ornelas. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at Merced Cemetery with arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home.

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FURRER, Jo Anne
STYX, TEXAS:Jo Anne Furrer, 71, died March 18, 2003 in Styx. She was born October 16, 1931 in Wharton County. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of the Church of Christ in Seven Points. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Furrer; two daughters, Barbara Furrer of Styx, and Lori Dunagan and husband Paul of Kemp; her sons, Steven Furrer and wife Sarah of Austin, Douglas Furrer of Kaufman and Doyle Lashley of Kansas; a sister, Patricia Schultz of Houston; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Church of Christ in Seven Points. Interment was at King Cemetery by Tomlinson Funeral Home.

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