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MAHANEY, Boyce
TULIA, TEXAS: Boyce Mahaney, 77, died February 16, 2006. He was born November 4, 1928 to Ernest and Alice Mahaney. He retired from Swisher Electric, and was a member of Central Church of Christ. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Dee Ann Mahaney of Tulia; a sister, Ernestine Duncan of Lubbock; two brothers, C.L. Mahaney of Farwell, and Johnny Mahaney of Lubbock; 2 grandsons; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Fisher Mahaney; a son, Ronnie Mahaney; and his parents. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Kornerstone Funeral Directors.

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MAHLER, Donald
SEAGRAVES, TEXAS: Donald Mahler, 71, died April 12, 2011 at his home. He was born June 7, 1939 in Seagraves to Clifford and Ona Marie McDonald Mahler. He was a teacher and coach at the Seagraves Independent School District for 32 years. He was a Baptist and a 32nd degree Mason. He enjoyed livestock and working outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Jones Mahler; two sons, Clay Mahler (Lisa Ann) of Wheeler, and Wayne Mahler (Mary Ann) of Denver City; two daughters, Denee Robison (Justin) of Magnolia, and Carol Mahler of Liberal, KS; a sister, Janice Meyer of Valley View; a brother, James Mahler of Bay St. Louis, MS; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Seagraves. Burial was at the Gaines County Cemetery with arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.

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MANIOTIS, Dr. James
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS: Dr. James G. Maniotis, 80, died June 24, 2003 in Stephenville. He was born December 30, 1922 in Mobridge, SD to George and Meta Bohlman Maniotis. He practiced medicine in Stephenville for 30 years, and formerly practiced in Dallas at the V.A. Hospital. He was a Naval fighter pilot during World War II. He helped acquire the land for the current Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic, and following retirement, was a rancher. He was of the Baptist faith. He married Carolyn Martin in 1961. He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Mimi and Pete Corta of Stephenville, Laurie and George Rodriguez of Arlington, Melanie and Benny Payne of Dublin, TX, and Jeanne and Byron Cobb of Rio Vista; a son, Richard Cruz of Stephenville; a sister, Valoris Carlson of Aberdeen, SD; and 9 grandchildren. Interment was at West End Cemetery with arrangements by Lacy Funeral Home.

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MANN, Ella
HALTOM CITY, TEXAS: Ella Marie Mann, 76, died July 2, 2003 in North Richland Hills. She was born December 16, 1926 in Wise County. She was a 50-year resident of the Fort Worth area. She attended St. Luke United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robert Mann; a sister, Kathren Sherman (Jimmy); two brothers, Wayne Stone (Wanda), and Don Stone (Glenda); and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery.

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MANTELL, Judith
NEW CANEY, TEXAS: Judith R. Gallant Mantell, 67, died October 22, 2007. She was born March 12, 1940 to Gail Lawson Gallant and Minnie Irene Luce Gallant. She was a Harris County probation officer. She is survived by her husband, Andrew L. Mantell; a sister-in-law Toni Childres of Pasadena; and a close friend, Cathy Bolton of Channelview. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Quinton Gallant and Doyle Gallant; and her parents. Interment was at McCarter Cemetery with arrangements by Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

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MANZANAREZ, Columbo
BIG SPRING, TEXAS: Columbo Manzanarez, 71, died March 7, 2009 at Regency Hospital of Odessa. He was born December 31, 1937 in Ocotito, Guerrero, Mexico to Prudencia and Rufino Manzanarez. He was retired from the boat manufacturing industry, and was a former resident of Santa Ana, CA, coming to Big Spring in 1988. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish. Survivors include his wife, Lucia Gonzales Manzanarez; a son, Emilio Manzanarez of Riverside, CA; two daughters, Veronica Romero (Edward) and Yolanda Martinez (Joe), all of Big Spring; three sisters, Sabina Manzanarez of Acapulco, Mexico, and Simplicia Manzanarez and Fulgencia Manzanarez, both of Ocotito, Mexico; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Miguel Manzanarez, Ismael Manzanarez, and Ciriaco Manzanarez. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Olive Memorial Park by Myers and Smith Funeral Home.

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MARCEE, Mary
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Mary Routt Marcee passed away January 12, 2004. She was born March 5, 1913 to Tom and Ida Young Routt. She was a member of David Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a choir member. She is survived by her husband, Cornell Marcee; three stepchildren; a brother, Frank Routt of Austin; seven nieces; eight nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a husband, Sidney Wesley; three sisters; four brothers; and her parents. Interment was at Park Springs Cemetery under the direction of King-Tears Mortuary.

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MARQUEZ, Ramon
ODESSA, TEXAS: Ramon Marquez, 84, died September 15, 2006 at Deering Nursing Home in Odessa. He was born August 13, 1922 in Vado de Piedra, Mexico to Francisco and Natividad Yanez Marquez. He was a farmer. Survivors include three daughters, Maria Marquez of Dallas, TX, and Christina Ramirez and Francisca Tarango, both of Odessa, TX; six sons, Martin Marquez, Ruben Marquez, Concepcion Marquez, Maurilio Marquez, Juan Marquez, and Jaime Marquez, all of Odessa; a brother, Manuel Marquez of Odessa; 23 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Marquez; a son, Alfredo Marquez; and his parents. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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MARTIN, Fred
ABILENE, TEXAS: Fred Odis Martin, 62, died April 1, 1998 at a local hospital. He was born in Muleshoe. He was a former steel worker in Ohio, and returned to Abilene in 1982. He was a member of the North Park Church of Christ. He is survived by two daughters, Tammy Munic and Connie Gansiein, both of Ohio; a son, Terry Odis Martin of Salem, OH; his mother, Bessie Martin of Abilene; a sister, Katie Zachry of Abilene; and 7 grandchildren. Burial was at Potosi Cemetery with arrangements by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

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MARTIN, Irby
BAYTOWN, TEXAS: Irby Martin, 72, died September 9, 2005. He was a band director at Corsicana, Waxahachie, Garland, Goose Creek, and Baytown in Texas, and also at Fayetteville and McGehee in Arkansas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served as a deacon at South Main Baptist Church in Houston. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Audrey Jeannette Martin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Yvette and Steve Parker of Keflavik, Iceland, and Donnette and Walter Durham of Fort Worth; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe Dan and Joyce Tucker of Titusville, FL, and Carolyn Standley of Monticello; a sister and brother-in-law, June and Jimmy Trickett of Mansfield; 5 grandchildren; 2 nephews; a niece; and his friends. Cremation arrangements were handled by Navarre Funeral Home.

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MARTIN, Sarah
BONHAM, TEXAS: Sarah Maude Martin, 75, died January 21, 2010 at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. She was born January 11, 1935 in Bonham to Jack E. and Dorothy Thornton Moore. She worked in electronics in quality control, and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bonham. Survivors include a daughter, Jenice Shackelford of McKinney; her sons, Jerry Martin of Bonham, Tommy Martin of Athens, TX, Tony Martin of Mabank, and James Roberts of Corsicana; two sisters, Faye Matthews of Dodd City, and Gaynell Griffin of San Antonio; a brother, Kenneth Moore of Bonham; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace L. Martin; and a son, Rodney Martin. Interment was at Willow Wild Cemetery by Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home.

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MARTINEZ, Beatrice
ODEM, TEXAS: Beatrice Barrera Martinez, 74, died November 13, 1998 at a Corpus Christi hospital. She was born in Sinton, and was a longtime resident of Odem. She is survived by four daughters, Mary Alice Martinez of Corpus Christi, Maria Magdalena Holloway of Fresno, TX, and Beatrice Soto and Minerva Rodriguez, both of Odem; two sons, Ruben Martinez of Houston, and Jesus Martinez, Jr. of Baytown; a sister, Eva Barrera of Odem; a brother, Robert Barrera of Corpus Christi; an aunt, Maria Vasquez of Aransas Pass; 19 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus G. Martinez; and two sons, Isidro and Mario Martinez. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at San Pedro Cemetery under the direction of Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home.

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MARTINEZ, Cruz
BIG SPRING, TEXAS: Cruz H. Martinez, 74, died March 2, 2005. She was born May 3, 1930 in Alpine, TX to Ramon and Amelia Holguin. She was a graduate of Sul Ross University, and was a retired teacher. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and was a member of the Guadalupanas. She is survived by her husband, Jose Martinez; a son and daughter-in-law, Jose and Maria Martinez of Christoval; a daughter, Amelia Martinez of Big Spring; five sisters, Alicia Fierro of Milwaukee, WI, and Esperanza Mendoza, Elma Flores, Libby Uribe, and Anita Valles, all of Big Spring; and two brothers, Ramon Holguin of Big Spring, and David Holguin of Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ismael Holguin; and two sisters, Maria Arispe and Angelita Holguin. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Olive Memorial Park by Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.

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MARTINEZ, Ector M., Sr.
McCAMEY, TEXAS: Ector M. Martinez, Sr., 56, died July 2, 2010 at the Odessa Medical Center Hospital. He was born January 29, 1954 in Bakersfield, TX. He worked as a pumper and lease operator, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Surviving family members include his wife, Manuella Martinez; a daughter, Diana Martinez of McCamey; three sons, Ector Martinez, Jr. of Grand Prairie, and Sammy and Albert Martinez, both of McCamey; two sisters, Yolanda Gomez of McCamey and Mary Martinez of Fort Stockton; and a brother, Luis Martinez of San Angelo. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.

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MARTINEZ, Victor
BURNET, TEXAS: Victor Martinez, 88, died August 27, 2001. Survivors include his children, Felix Martinez, Johnny Martinez, Blanche Bernal, Ray Martinez, Victoria Tate, Frances Esquiel, Henry Martinez, Saragosa Martinez, Tony Martinez, and Ernest Martinez; and his grandchildren. Services were held at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment was at Post Mountain Cemetery by Edgar Funeral Home.

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MASH, Jimmie
CORSICANA, TEXAS: Jimmie L. Mash, 75, died April 2, 2005. He was born in Mertens on November 17, 1929. He retired from Mobil Oil Company after 36 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Mash; two daughters, Sonia Vaughn of Purdon, and Jane Lewis of Mabank; a son and daughter-in-law, Toby and Reba Mash of Ennis; a brother, Virgil Mash of Denton; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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MASON, Lyterryia
ABILENE, TEXAS: Lyterryia Amelita Mason, 25, died in July of 1998 in Jones County. She was born in Salina, KS. She was an aide at Abilene State School. She had attended St. Philip's College and Cisco Junior College. She was a former resident of Topeka, KS and came to Abilene in 1995. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents, Robert L. Mason, Sr. (d. September 25, 2011) and Claudette Donaldson; a sister, Schartryce K. Mason of San Antonio; two brothers, Robert Lee Mason, Jr. and El-Keithtryck R. Mason, both of Abilene; her grandparents, Huett and Annie White of Abilene; a niece; 6 aunts; 4 uncles; her cousins; and her friends. Services were held at Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment was at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

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MASS, Mary
HENRIETTA, TEXAS: Mary Jean Mass, 74, died March 27, 2010 in Wichita Falls. She was born January 18, 1936 in Iowa to Samuel and Elsie Brehmer Recher. She was director of nutrition services at the Clay County Senior Citizens Center, and was active with the Richeson Dairy Queen Association for 21 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Henrietta, where she sang with the choir. She is survived by her husband, James "Jim" Mass; three sons, Douglas James Mass (Debbie) of Henrietta, Daniel Mass (Carol) of Wichita Falls, and Dennis Mass (Cindy) of Bluegrove; three daughters, Cindy Langford (Rick) of Henrietta, Glenda Shepherd (Tony) of Bluegrove, and Melinda Tole of Wichita Falls; a sister, Suzanne Skeens (John) of Fort Collins, CO; a brother, Verdean Recher (Marion) of Council Bluffs, IA; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Judy Long. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Henrietta. Interment was at the Bluegrove Cemetery in Bluegrove, TX with arrangements by Davis Funeral Home.

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MASTOROPOULOS, Maria
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Maria G. Mastoropoulos, 97, died August 30, 2003. She is survived by a son, Stavros Mastoropoulos of Rockport; a sister; two brothers; 4 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Mastoropoulos; a son, Nicholas Mastoropoulos; a daughter, Lemonia Hathaway; a brother; and her parents. Services were held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Interment was at Rockport Cemetery under the direction of Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home.

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MATEJEK, Anton J., Sr.
EZZELL, TEXAS: Anton Jan Matejek, Sr., 84, died May 28, 2006. He was born May 20, 1922 in Koerth, TX to Joseph and Christina Holub Matejek. He was a decorated veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Adeline Gold Matejek; a son, Anton Matejek, Jr. of Houston; a daughter, Betty Lou Agoures of Houston; a brother, Louis Matejek of Houston; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Lois Cupit; his parents; two sisters, Frances Kovancevich and Mary Vogue; and five brothers, Emil, Godfrey, Frank, Steve, and Jerry Matejek. Services were held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Koerth. Interment was at Salem Cemetery under the direction of Kubena Funeral Home.

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MAXWELL, Alfred
GRAHAM, TEXAS: Alfred Joe Maxwell, 67, died December 31, 1986. He was born May 18, 1919 in Aspermont. He was an oilfield worker and pumper, and an Army veteran of World War II. He had been living in Graham for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Maxwell; a son, Donald Maxwell; six stepsons, Bobby Brooks, J.A. Brooks, Ronald Kee, Mark Kee, Cleveland Edmonson, and Tommy Lawhon; five stepdaughters, Rickie Kee, Becky Edmonson, Dorothy Woods, Shirley Freeman, and Judy Burcham; four brothers, Louis, Don, Hulen and W.T. Maxwell; 31 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Central Baptist Church. Interment was at the Aspermont Cemetery by McCoy Funeral Home.

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McCARVER, Sarah
McKINNEY, TEXAS: Sarah Alice McCarver, 93, died November 14, 1951. She was born March 12, 1858 to William Haskill and Matilda Fritts. She was survived by a daughter, Violet Shields. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joshwa McCarver; and two children, Melvin McCarver and Bertha McCarver. Interment was at McLarry Cemetery under the direction of Crouch-Moore Mortuary. Note: One source gives the spelling of her last name as Fritz.

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McCONNELL, Velma
CLARKSVILLE, TEXAS: Velma Ann Flanagan McConnell, 91, died May 12, 2004 at a local hospital. She was born August 7, 1912 in Red River County, TX. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Glen Whitten of Clarksville, and Clara and James Gaddis of Bogata; a son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Billie McConnell of Midland; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Flanagan of Clarksville; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Edmond McConnell. Interment was at Cuthand Cemetery by Clarksville Funeral Home.

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McCOSLIN, Novella
WACO, TEXAS: Novella Foley McCoslin died June 25, 2009. She was born November 20, 1919 to Dock and Lydia Foley. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Farrar. She is survived by three daughters, Judy Moore (George) of Waco, Bobbie Hurley of Waco, and Dawna Hancock (Edward) of Franklin; a sister, Edith Curran; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James Neyland McCoslin; four sisters; a brother; her parents; and a great-great grandchild. Arrangements were handled by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

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McCOY, Mattie
COOKVILLE, TEXAS: Mattie A. McCoy, 76, died April 19, 1999 in Tyler at the East Texas Medical Center. She was born August 13, 1922 in Hopkins County to W.B. and Vera Griffin Tubb. She was a restaurant cook, and attended the Church of Christ in Cookville. Survivors include a son, Ronnie Tully of Cookville; her mother, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Lucille Meadows of Olton; two brothers, Russell Tubb of Dike, and Grady Tubb of Sulphur Springs; 3 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin McCoy; her father; two sisters; and two brothers. Interment was at Bogata Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home.

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McFARLEN, William A.
WACO, TEXAS: William Allen McFarlen, 69, died December 25, 1989 at his home. He was born April 2, 1920 in Gholson, TX. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood, WV with 30 years of service, and returned to Waco in 1979 following his retirement. He was a member of the Nazarene Church. Survivors include his wife, Idella McFarlen; a son, Jess McFarlen of Houston; two daughters, Helen Neal of Memphis, TN, and Dorothy Dunham of New Orleans, LA; his stepchildren, James Fisher of Portland, OR, and William Fisher, Dianne Hartt, Linda Toledo, and Roger Wehling, all of Tampa, FL; and a sister, Floy Mae Morris of Waco. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio under the direction of Connally-Compton Funeral Directors.

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McGREGOR, Gilbert
PECOS, TEXAS: Gilbert Edward McGregor, 74, died April 12, 1969 at the Pecos Memorial Hospital. He was a district manager of the Western Cotton Oil Co. and worked for the Anderson-Clayton Cotton Co. Survivors include his wife; a brother-in-law, L.H. Graniere of New York City; and a niece, Mrs. Charles Wadsworth of Tampa, FL. Services were held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Burial was at Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine.

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McILVEEN, Adolphus
MEXIA, TEXAS: Adolphus McIlveen died June 7, 2009 at Haven Nursing Home in Mexia. He was born March 18, 1925 in Teague, TX. He had worked as a linen service operator. Survivors include a son, Bobby McIlveen; a sister, Alma Finley; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; his caretakers, Patrice Williams and Barbara Martin; and his friends, including Coqueze Williams. Arrangements were handled by Moore's Angelic Funeral Home.

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McIVER, Pearl
LONGVIEW, TEXAS: Pearl McIver, 76, died September 28, 2010. She was born March 12, 1934 in Port Allen, LA to Henry and Emily Melancon Gravois. She attended St. Anthony's Catholic Church, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Newsome (Bruce), and Mary Gwynne (Andrew); two sons, Carl McIver (Janet), and Hal McIver (Tammie); a brother, Roland Gravois (Carmen); three sisters, Ethel Pourciau (Ray), Gerry Waguespack, and Barbara Jeanfreau (James), 8 grandchildren; and 2 step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy McIver; her parents; three brothers, H.J., Lloyd, and Frank Gravois; and a sister, Adrienne Brazan. Services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Lakeview Funeral Home.

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McKANNA, Doyle
NAVARRO, TEXAS: Doyle McKanna, 78, died July 29, 2005. He was born February 13, 1927 to John and Anna Scruggs McKanna. He is survived by his wife, Sue McKanna; a daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Steve Rollins of Garland; two sons, John McKanna and Floyd McKanna, both of Mesquite; a sister, Anna Capehart of Winnsboro; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson. Burial was at Grape Creek Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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McKINNEY, Thomas L.
WHITE SETTLEMENT, TEXAS: Thomas Lee McKinney, 56, died September 4, 2000 in Fort Worth. He was born January 14, 1944 in Searcy, AR. He worked at 3M and Imation for 34 years. He was a ham radio operator and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Martha "Marty" McKinney; a son, Brian McKinney of White Settlement; two daughters, Theresa Johnson of Henrietta, and Shelia O'Neal of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Vera Lowrey of Cleburne, and Sue Mylanek of Muskegon, MI; a brother, Earl McKinney of Little Rock, AR; 8 grandchildren; his father-in-law, Monroe Davis of Springtown; and a sister-in-law, Quincy Wilson of Springtown. Interment was at the Springtown Cemetery by White's Funeral Home.

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MEITZLER, Betty
GARRISON, TEXAS: Betty Jane Meitzler, 82, died May 30, 2011 at her home near Garrison. She was born in Reading, PA on January 24, 1929. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Lois Meitzler of Loveland, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Meitzler. Interment was at Bethel Cemetery in Appleby with arrangements by Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

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MENDOZA, Elias
CUERO, TEXAS: Elias Mendoza, 49, died May 12, 2009. He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico on April 27, 1960 to Juan Tobias Mendoza and Maria Guadalupe Rosas. He was a self-employed construction worker. Survivors include his sons, Emilio, Fidel, Jaime, Francisco, and Juan, all of Cuero; his daughters, Aracely of Utah, Ana of Oklahoma, Martha and Sandra, both of Cuero, and Izabel, Maria, and Esmerida, all of Mexico; his father; his companion, Hortencia R. Gonzales of Cuero; and 20 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Freund Funeral Home.

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MERCADO, Alfred
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Alfred G. Mercado, 74, died November 20, 2003. He was born February 28, 1929 to John and Sarah Mercado. He is survived by his sons, Alfred Mercado, Jr. (Teresa), David Mercado (Lisa), Alvin Mercado (Marie), and Lupe Juarez (Gloria); his daughters, Frieda Irene Mendieta (Abraham), Cynthia M. Pineda, and Gina Mercado; a brother, Jimmy Mercado; a sister, Sarah G. Mercado; the mother of his children, Irene C. Mercado; 24 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachael Mercado; and his parents. Services were held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Angel Funeral Home.

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MERSIOVSKY, Monroe L.
GIDDINGS, TEXAS: Monroe Louis Mersiovsky, 89, died February 19, 2009. He was born September 25, 1919 to Robert Carl and Agnes Hulda Symm Mersiovsky. He owned a dump truck, and hauled gravel and sand. He had worked for Hoeffer Truck Lines, Fairmont Foods, and Invader Boat Company, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes, and turkey shoots. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gertrude Gruetzner Mersiovsky; a daughter, Emma and Bill Matejcek of Giddings; two sons, Sylvin and Ruth Mersiovsky of Giddings, and Calvin and Gale Mersiovsky of La Grange; a brother, Milton and Elaine Mersiovsky of Serbin; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Mersiovsky; his parents; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Mersiovsky. Services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial was at Giddings City Cemetery with arrangements by Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home.

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MICKAN, Adela
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Adela Huble Mickan died December 2, 2009. She was born December 20, 1917 to Frank and Lucy Hybner Bosak, and was the adopted daughter of Edward Huble. She enjoyed cooking and crafts. She is survived by two sons, Raymond (Gert) Mickan, Jr., and Charles (Barbara) Mickan; a daughter, Clara (Tommy) Tomlinson; four sisters, Dorothy Huble, Celia Tousek, Georgia Stansell, and Josie Stafford; a brother, Edward Huble; 9 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Raymond Mickan, Sr.; three brothers, Albert, Johnny, and Tony Huble; and a sister, Hattie Sembena. Interment was at Seaside Memorial Park by Corpus Christi Funeral Home.

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MILES, Jim
CADDO MILLS, TEXAS: Jim O. Miles 84, died December 11, 2009 at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett. He was born October 6, 1925 in Tillar, AR to Oliver and Charlotte Miles. Survivors include three children, Jimmy, Sue, and Tommy; his stepchildren, including Trenda, Billy, Vickie and Franke Smith; a brother, Dwayne; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and a brother. Interment was at Scott Cemetery in Winchester, AR by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.

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MILLER, Bert
KERRVILLE, TEXAS: Bert R. Miller died January 7, 1950. He was born December 22, 1887. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. Interment was at Kerrville National Cemetery.

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MILLS, James A.
ABILENE, TEXAS: James Arthur Mills died September 19, 1992 in Abilene. He was born November 13, 1909 in Abilene to James Eugene and Rebecca Patterson Mills. He was a retired chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy with 21 years of service. He was a World War II veteran and a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack, having served on the USS Utah. He also worked for West Texas Utilities for over 30 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Schwarz (Austin); and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Elizabeth Spain Mills. Burial was at Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene.

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MILLSPAUGH, Beulah
BEEVILLE, TEXAS: Beulah Weisbecker Millspaugh, 96, died July 9, 2011. She was born December 22, 1914 in Norris City, IL to Jacob and Ida Agnes Clark Weisbecker. She was a retired employee of the State of Illinois. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Charles) Clark of Beeville, and June Holm of Norris City, IL; a sister, Mabel Zawaske of Ashley, IL; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Raymond Millspaugh; a daughter, Beverly Clark; her parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery by Galloway and Sons Funeral Home.

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MILTON, Rev. Marshall
DENTON, TEXAS: Rev. Marshall Leon Milton, 86, died March 15, 2009 in Irving. He was born April 15, 1922 in Aubrey to John David Milton and Sudie Sanders Milton. He was an Assembly of God minister, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Modelle Faye Seals Milton; a daughter, Shirley Fowler (Robert) of Aubrey; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Otha Dee Milton. Services were held at the First Assembly of God Church in Denton. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park with arrangements by DeBerry Funeral Directors.

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MINK, Peggy
CHILDRESS, TEXAS: Peggy Lee Wrinkle Mink, 81, died April 26, 2008. She was born August 15, 1926 in Childress, TX to Pearl and Houston Wrinkle. Family members include her husband, Ted Mink; a son, Ted Mink III (Carla) of Evergreen, CO; her daughters, Glenna Garcia (Oscar) of Childress, and Dana Ritter (Bill) of Odessa; a brother, Sammy Wrinkle; five sisters, Annette Ray, Betty Benson, Bea Costlow, Sandra Duke, and Patsy Hubanks; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the Childress Church of Christ. Interment was at the Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

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MITCHELL, Trella
STANTON, TEXAS: Trella F. Mitchell died August 28, 1994 in Stanton. She was born May 23, 1906 in Dodson, LA to John Martin Hammond and Marintha Jane Roper. She was raised in Kingsland, AR, and was a former resident of Pine Bluff, AR. She did not have any children of her own. She is survived by a brother, Howard Hammond of Seattle, WA. She was preceded in death by three husbands, John Burton Jones, Charlie Young May, and Wiley Mitchell; her parents; two sisters, Manolia Hammond and Suvella Brown; and two brothers, John Hammond, Jr. and Andrew Jackson Hammond. Burial was at the Kingsland, AR Cemetery under the direction of Ralph Robinson and Son Mortuary.

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MONCIVAIS, Jose M., Sr.
CAMP WOOD, TEXAS: Jose M. Moncivais, Sr., 75, died October 19, 2009. He was born in Madero Del Rio, Mexico on September 24, 1934 to Inez Moncivais and Isabel Rodriguez Moncivais. He was a ranch hand. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Paulita DeLeon Moncivais; three children, Jose M. Moncivais, Jr. of Marble Falls, Isabelle Schultz (Carroll) of Mountain Home, and Imelda Hernandez of Camp Wood; a stepson, Rosendo Saiz of South Dakota; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Felipe, Acencion, and Gilbert Moncivais; a sister, Perfecta Moncivais; and his parents. Services were held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Interment was at Garden of Memories Cemetery by Nelson Funeral Home.

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MONROE, Pansy
TYLER, TEXAS: Pansy Monroe, 78, died November 6, 1986 at a Tyler hospital. She was born January 29, 1908 in Canton. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Jane Welch of Tyler; a son, Ray Monroe of Hot Springs, AR; a sister, Ruby Platter; her sisters-in-law, including Nina Chambless, Merle Davis and Sarah Wells; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home.

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MONTANA, Dora
HEREFORD, TEXAS: Dora Chavez Montana, 68, died April 23, 2008. She was born May 15, 1939 to Juan and Anita Armigo Chavez. She is survived by three sons, Cayetano Montana, Jr. of Hereford, Richard Montana of Lubbock, and Gilbert Montana of Mexico; three daughters, Frances Montana of Milwaukee, WI, and Janie Jimenez and Mary Ann Carrillo, both of Hereford; six sisters, Veronica Rodriquez and Ramona Chavez of Bryant, and Rosa Garcia, Janie Diaz, Eloise Yabarra, and Josefine Camacho, all of Hereford; three brothers, Richard Chavez, Frank Chavez, and Albert Chavez, all of Hereford; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cayetano Montana, Sr.; a son, Albert Montana; her parents; and two sisters, Tomasita Chavez and Beatrice Garcia. Burial was at West Park Cemetery with arrangements by Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

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MONTGOMERY, Winnie Lee
COPEVILLE, TEXAS: Winnie Lee Montgomery, 97, died January 26, 1999 in Wylie. She was born August 29, 1901 in Copeville to Lewis and Littie Johnson Edwards. She was an Avon sales representative, and had been a member of Farmersville Church of Christ for over 60 years. She is survived by a son, Bobby Dan Montgomery of Mena, AR; her daughters, Barbara A. Vickers of Garland, Reba Cecil of Balch Springs, Patsy Kinser of Sherman, Billie Faye Caldwell, and Cora N. Hall of Copeville; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lee Montgomery. Services were held at the Farmersville Church of Christ. Interment was at Thompson Cemetery in Copeville under the direction of Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

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MOORE, Archie Lee, Jr.
LONGVIEW, TEXAS: Archie Lee Moore, Jr., 40, died January 9, 2008 in Longview. He was born April 8, 1967 in Longview. He is survived by his mother, Bettye Jean Hall; four brothers, Carlos Moore, Darron Moore, Patrick Moore, and Michael Glaspie; and a sister, Sharron Abercrombie. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Danville. Interment was at Kilgore Cemetery by Cunningham Funeral Home.

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MORALES, Santos
LITTLEFIELD, TEXAS: Santos Y. Morales, 87, died August 21, 2011. She was born September 9, 1923 in Jarrell, TX to Mauricio and Margarita Alvarado Ybarra. She had worked at several area businesses, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking. She is survived by three daughters, Maria Duran of Friona, and Connie Morales and Josephine McCrary, both of Littlefield; five sons, Frank Morales of Electra, and Martin Morales, Gilbert Morales, James Morales, and Junior Morales, all of Littlefield; two sisters, Connie Garcia of San Benito, and Louisa Rodriguez of Robstown; two brothers, Jesus Ybarra of Needmore, and Marcos Ybarra of Lubbock; 23 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reynaldo Morales. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home.

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MORMAN, Kay
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Kay Higashino Morman died March 25, 2011 in San Antonio. She was born December 19, 1935 in Japan to Yasutaro Higashino and Kinu Nakai. Survivors include a sister and two brothers in Japan; and a nephew, Koji Miyaura of San Antonio. Interment was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home.

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MUDD, Robert J., Sr.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Robert James Mudd, Sr., 72, died November 27, 1998. He retired from the Corpus Christi Police Department with 39 years of service. He was captain of two chartered fishing boats, the Captain Clark and the Star Trek, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Debra Jean Mudd; his children, Eddie Mudd of Dallas, Carolyn (Edwin) Calvin of Tomball, Richard (Carrie) Mudd and Robert James Mudd, Jr., all of Aransas Pass, Ronald (Diana) Mudd of Cuero, Randy J. (Melissa) Mudd of Portland, TX, Rodney James Mudd of Hawaii, and Ryan James Mudd, Ronya Janell Mudd, and Randall Jay Mudd, all of Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Wallace (Marjorie) Mudd of Bowling Green, OH; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert James Mudd, III; and four siblings, Gerald, Sally, Richard, and Linda. Interment was at Seaside Memorial Park under the direction of Seaside Funeral Home.

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MURPHY, Sister Mary Pius
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Sr. Mary Pius Murphy, 59, died March 11, 1947. She was a nun with the Sisters of Charity, and a resident of Villa de Matel Convent. She was born October 11, 1887 in County Mayo, Ireland to John and Margaret Hanaghen Murphy. Burial was at the Conventual Cemetery in Houston under the direction of J.B. Earthman Funerals.

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MURRAY, Rita Mae
LEONARD, TEXAS: Rita Mae Murray, 82, died April 2, 1980 at a Leonard nursing home. She was born February 21, 1898 in Nobility to D.R. and Emma Merritt Holcomb. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Emma Nolen of Leonard; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence Holcomb of San Antonio; a granddaughter; 2 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services were held at Indian Creek Baptist Church. Interment was at Indian Creek Cemetery with arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home.

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NAJVAR, Pauline
FALLS CITY, TEXAS: Pauline Najvar, 80, died July 19, 1987 at a Stockdale nursing home. She was born March 23, 1907 in Panna Maria, TX to Valentine and Agnes Labus Kowalik. She formerly operated the Falls City Hardware Store, and had been a Falls City resident since 1927. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Krawietz of Houston, and Carol Swize of Brookshire; a son, Dennis Krawietz of Midland; three sisters, Eleanora Ulcak, Sally Bordovsky, and Monic Matula; a brother, Jerome Kowalik; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Dee Krawietz and August Najvar. Services were held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery by Rhodes Funeral Home.

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NARVAEZ, Blas
MEMPHIS, TEXAS: Blas S. Narvaez died December 17, 2005. He was a longtime employee of Big Green Farm Supply, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Eva Garcia Narvaez; three sons, Jessie Narvaez (Pat) of Portland, Joe Anthony Narvaez of San Antonio, and Michael Paul Narvaez (Andrea) of Amarillo; his stepmother, Manuela Narvaez of Memphis; four brothers, Isaac Narvaez of Amarillo, Cisco Narvaez of San Angelo, and Pablino Narvaez and Angel Narvaez, both of Memphis; five sisters, Pedra Garcia of Amarillo, and Gloria Perez, Mary Casas, Eva Garcia, and Janie Garza, all of Memphis; two aunts, Maria Garcia and Longina Garcia, both of Sinton; and 3 grandchildren. Arrangements were entrusted to Hughs Funeral Home.

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NAVARRO, Margarita
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Margarita Balandran Navarro, 78, died July 20, 2006. Survivors include her husband, Catarino Navarro; two daughters, Irene Hernandez and Virginia Jaimes; three sons, Jimmy Navarro, John Navarro, and Ernest Navarro; four sisters, Jesusa Garcia, Fermina Coy, Francisca Palacios, and Victoria Balandran; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at San Jose Catholic Church. Burial was at Assumption Cemetery with arrangements by Angel Funeral Home.

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NEATHERLIN, Joe
ASPERMONT, TEXAS: Joe Dale Neatherlin, age 7 months, died January 7, 1967 at an Abilene hospital. He was born May 14, 1966 in Haskell to Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Neatherlin. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Susie and Sandra; four brothers, Lonnie Dale, Milton, Randy and Terry Joe; a grandfather, R.E. Bilbrey; and a grandmother, Susie Jane Neatherlin. Interment was at the Aspermont Cemetery under the direction of Littlepage Funeral Home.

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NEWTON, John H.
GALVESTON, TEXAS: John Henry Newton, 62, died September 1, 2009. He was born June 23, 1947 in Magnolia, AR to Pearl Newton and Mary Newton Palmer. He was a U.S. veteran of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He is survived by a son, Matthew Newton of Austin; two daughters, Lovette Newton of Austin, and Meleah Critton (Chris) of Little Rock, AR; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Geraldine Gentry and Anna Mary Trammell; and a brother, Paul Wallace Newton. Interment with military honors was at the Arkansas State Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in North Little Rock under the direction of Richardson Memorial Funeral Home.

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NISKA, Arvo
CONCAN, TEXAS: Arvo S. Niska, 84, died July 5, 1999. He was born October 18, 1914 in Pennsylvania. He was a supply systems analyst for the U.S. government, and was a veteran of World War II. He was of the Lutheran faith, and was a member of the Lutheran Brotherhood. He is survived by a daughter, Katherine E. Fusselman of Concan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Leske Niska; and his father, Matte Severin Niska. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Freund Funeral Home.

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NOLES, Ethel
MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS: Ethel Mellie Noles, 92, died November 13, 2005. She was born May 14, 1913 to James Walker and Sallie Ophelia Trimble Yates. Survivors include three daughters, Francine Evans (Ed) of Marble Falls, Laura Brigance (Gene) of Booneville, AR, and Wanda Sparks of Corpus Christi; a son, Glenn Noles (Anita) of Midland; a stepdaughter, Jeane Roberts (Bob) of Granite Shoals; a brother, James Yates (Lillian) of Mineral Wells; two sisters, Elsie Hatcher (Curtis) of Odessa, and Zula Eaton of Waco; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Rev. Jim Noles, and her second husband, Phil Hughes. Interment was at Sardis Cemetery with arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home.

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NORTHCOTT, Dorothy
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Dorothy Lea Northcott, 84, died March 26, 2011. She was born December 20, 1926 in Rotan, TX to Dan S. and Nora Thorne. She was a bookkeeper in a tax office. She is survived by a daughter, Linda White of Dulles, VA; two sons, Larry and Phil Osman, both of Lubbock; a brother, Raymond "Pete" Thorne of Sulphur Springs, TX; a sister, Ann Audleman of Fort Walton Beach, FL; 2 grandsons; 8 nieces; and 8 nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Tom Osman and Olen Northcott; her parents; a sister, Melva Edwards; and three brothers, E.D., Hollis, and Frank Thorne. Arrangements were handled by Resthaven Funeral Home.

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NUNEZ, Marcos
ODESSA, TEXAS: Marcos O. Nunez died November 22, 2005. He was born in Julimez, Chihuahua, Mexico on April 25, 1945. He was a residential constructor, and attended Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Martinez Nunez; four daughters, Brenda Nunez of Kansas City, KS, and Mary Helen Nunez, Rosalinda Hernandez, and Silvia Lucio, all of Odessa; four sons, Marcos Nunez, Jr., Armando Nunez, Jose Luis Nunez, and Michael J. Nunez, all of Odessa; seven brothers, Geraldo Nunez, Antonio Nunez, Juan Nunez, Genero Nunez, Manuel Nunez, Lupe Nunez, and Jessie Nunez, all of Julimez, Mexico; two sisters, Socorro Nunez and Chole Solidad Nunez, both of Julimez, Mexico; and 26 grandchildren. Services were held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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NUNEZ, Tomas
EDINBURG, TEXAS: Tomas L. Nunez, 67, died November 20, 2008. He was born December 29, 1940 in Alamo. He was a former resident of Mission, and was a member of Asamblea de Dios there. Survivors include his wife, Aurora Nunez; his children, Tomas Nunez, Jr., Israel Nunez, Gladys Merida, Amelia Nunez, Joanna Nunez, Diana Zavala, Elisa Sandoval, Herminia Nunez, Samuel Nunez, and Blanca Lopez; a sister, Soledad Marquez; two brothers, Domingo Nunez and Cristobal Nunez; 47 grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dionicio Nunez. Arrangements were handled by Memorial Funeral Home.

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O'LEARY, Vincent J.
MARSHALL, TEXAS: Vincent Jerome O'Leary, 53, died January 28, 1940. He was an assistant foreman for the WPA. He was born July 17, 1887 in Missouri to John and Kate O'Leary, both of whom were born in Ireland. He was the husband of Alice Wakefield O'Leary. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.

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O'NEILL, Molly
PORTLAND, TEXAS: Molly Sue O'Neill, 67, died October 26, 2009. She is survived by three children, Tammy Ruiz (Robert) of The Woodlands, and Ginger O'Neill and Max O'Neill (Dana), all of Portland; a brother, Charles Vandever of Corpus Christi; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm and Marie Vandever. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Arrangements were handled by Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service.

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OPPENHEIMER, Fannie
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Fannie Rouff Oppenheimer, 88, died April 29, 1949. She was born July 24, 1869 to Eli and Carolyn Halfin Rouff. She was preceded in death by her husband. Interment was at Beth El Cemetery under the direction of Porter Loring Mortuary.

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O'QUINN, Eugene
GOLDEN, TEXAS: Eugene "Gene" O'Quinn, 60, died July 7, 1986 at a Quitman hospital. He was born February 12, 1926 in Amarillo. He was a curriculum coordinator for the Channelview Independent School District, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He had lived in Houston for 15 years, and was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Virginia O'Quinn; a daughter, Cynthia Blanche O'Quinn of Golden; a son, Eugene O'Quinn III of Golden; and two sisters, Blanche Melson and Mollie Stringer. Interment with Masonic rites was at Sand Springs Cemetery near Mineola by Bartley Funeral Home.

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ORDNER, Helen
FRELSBURG, TEXAS: Helen Ordner died January 5, 1980 at Columbus Community Hospital. She was born November 20, 1898 in Frelsburg to William and Helena Schuette Ordner. Survivors include a brother, Emil Ordner of Frelsburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Adela Hoegemeyer of Weimar, and Mrs. Henrietta Fehrenkamp of Columbus. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery with arrangements by Columbus-Day Funeral Home.

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ORTIZ, Father David
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Fr. David N. Ortiz, 85, died April 27, 1938. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 29, 1852. Interment was at Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate Cemetery in San Antonio under the direction of C.A. Hyltin Funeral Home.

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OTIS, Itha
HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS: Itha Lorena Heatly Otis, 92, died December 11, 2009. She was born September 8, 1917 in Mart, TX. She retired from Huntsville ISD, and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Patsy Dickey, Mary Yarbrough, and Margaret Lucas; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Franklin H. Otis, Sr.; a son, Franklin Howard Otis, Jr.; a brother, Marlin Watlington; and two sisters, Essie Hurd and her twin, Etha Grace Heatly Hendly. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Huntsville. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home.

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OTTWELL, Viola
MESQUITE, TEXAS: Viola Mae Ottwell died August 1, 2004. She was born April 27, 1912. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Johnnie Albert Ottwell (Claudia), Elvis "Bo" Ottwell (Polly), and Dewayne Ottwell (Becky); her grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Adson; her parents, Robert M. Brumit and Addie Brumit; and a grandson, Elvis Ray Ottwell. Interment was at Ederlake Cemetery under the direction of Laurel Oaks Funeral Home.

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OZONE, Emily
GROESBECK, TEXAS: Emily Ozone, 89, died November 24, 2008 at Windsor Healthcare Residence in Groesbeck. She was born September 10, 1919 in McAllen, TX to William and Natalie Reckless. She was a former Houston resident. Survivors include a daughter, Bernice Carrell of Groesbeck; a sister, Mary Holloway of Pasadena; 5 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, August R. Ozone, Sr.; a daughter, Betty J. Bertrand; a son, August Ozone, Jr.; her parents; a brother, William Reckless; a sister, Janie Trussley; and a son-in-law, Bobby Carrell. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston.

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PACE, Hazel
DeKALB, TEXAS: Hazel Margaret Pace, 77, died March 31, 2003 at her residence. She was born September 7, 1925 in El Paso, TX. She was a retired insurance clerk, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of El Paso. She is survived by her husband, Malcolm H. Pace, Jr.; a son, Jesse Pace of Colorado Springs, CO; two daughters, Nancy Montes of El Paso, and Mary Downs of New Boston; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Malcolm H. Pace III. Cremation arrangements were handled by Bates-Rolf Funeral Home.

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PARKINSON, Lou
BAYTOWN, TEXAS: Lou M. Parkinson, 73, died December 12, 2005. She was born August 31, 1932. She was a marriage and family therapist. She attended St. Mark's United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Baytown Rotary Club, the Quilt Guild, and other local organizations. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, David Paul Parkinson; her sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Melinda Parkinson of Lake Jackson, David and Paula Parkinson of Baytown, Doug and Cheri Parkinson of Waconia, MN, and Don Parkinson of The Woodlands; her mother, Aletha DeLoach of Baytown; a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Leonard Morgan of Baytown; a brother and sister-in-law, J.L. DeLoach, Jr. and Judy DeLoach of Baytown; 9 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father, J.L. DeLoach, Sr.; and a brother, Tommy Deloach. Services were held at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Cremation arrangements were handled by Navarre Funeral Home.

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PARMA, Johnnie
JOAQUIN, TEXAS: Johnnie Parma, 80, died September 7, 2008. He was born December 6, 1927 in Wallis, TX to Frank Parma and Sophia Rankin Parma. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II, and attended the Catholic Church in Wallis. Survivors include his wife, Mary Rogers Parma; three daughters, Patty Bays (Joe) of Shelbyville, and Jan Wallis and Kim Obergon (Robert), all of Joaquin; six sisters, Evelyn Schima of Woodville, Annie Mae Hubenak of Rosenberg, Mary Ann Zoytka of Wallis, Alice McClain of Pasadena, and Betty Brewer and Patsy Broussard, both of Spring; two sisters-in-law, Patsy Parma of Richmond, and Betsy Parma of Wallis; 6 grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Rohan; three brothers, Frankie Parma, Joe Parma, and Eugene Parma; and his parents. Interment was at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

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PARR, Betty
DALHART, TEXAS: Elizabeth May "Betty" Parr, 78, died October 18, 2008. She was born January 12, 1930 to Raymon and Nellie Ringo Reynolds. She attended Draughons Business College. She was a member of Lincoln Street Baptist Church, where she served as a church clerk, Sunday School teacher, and prayer chain leader. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Monty Parr; a son, Steve Parr (Marcia) of Amarillo; two daughters, Janei Fetzer (Charles) of Amarillo, and Jami Parr of Dalhart; two brothers: R.B. Reynolds (Ann) and Jim Reynolds (Kandis), both of Dalhart; two sisters, Kakie Cadenhead (James) of Dalhart, and Bonnie Cassio (Bill) of Gig Harbor, WA; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at Lincoln Street Baptist Church. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery by Horizon Funeral Home.

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PARTAIN, James B.
BEEVILLE, TEXAS: James Bruce Partain, 85, died August 1, 1999. He was born February 10, 1914 to the late Zack T. and Cecile Dugat Partain. He and his father had owned a Sinclair and Magnolia service station from 1938 to 1990. He is survived by several cousins, and also by his friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Partain. Arrangements were handled by Galloway and Sons Funeral Home.

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PATTERSON, James
PITTSBURG, TEXAS: James Crim Patterson, 87, died April 2, 2009. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and attended New Mine Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Connie Sue Patterson; three sons, Harold Wayne Patterson (Mary Jane) of Longview, James Keith Patterson (Connie Sue) of Pittsburg, and Jerry Doyle Patterson (Patty) of Kaufman; two sisters, Thelma Taylor of Pittsburg, and Lillian (Ted) Pruden of Cypress; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Lucille Patterson; his parents, James Otis Patterson and Myrtle Olie Garrison Patterson; and a sister, Buna McConnell. Interment was at Ebenezer Cemetery in Camp County under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home.

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PAWELEK, Magdeline
KARNES CITY, TEXAS: Magdeline Pawelek, 78, died May 17, 2009. She was born February 5, 1931 in Panna Maria, TX to Lawrence Pawelek and Lizzie Kolodziej Pawelek. Survivors include a brother, Leo Pawelek; an aunt, Susie Wiatrek; two nephews, Michael and Felix Palitza; and six nieces, Lucy Palitza, Bernice Eichman, Agnes Moody, Rose Hopper, Christie Palitza, and Carrie Harris. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Palitza; and her parents. Arrangements were handled by Rhodes Funeral Home.

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PAYNE, Charles
ODESSA, TEXAS: Charles Robert Payne, 74, died August 6, 2008. He was born November 26, 1933 to Charles Samuel and Grace Cambell Payne. He was a retired professor at Odessa College, and also retired from the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Ann Payne; a son, Bob Payne of Odessa; 3 granddaughters; and 2 great-grandsons. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

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PECHACEK, Leo
YOAKUM, TEXAS: Leo Ervin Pechacek, 90, died April 1, 2007. He was born October 26, 1916 in Hallettsville to the late Adolph and Emelin Lorke Pechacek. He was a retired saddle maker, and a veteran of WWII. He is survived by two sons, David Pechacek of Spring, and Leonard W. Pechacek of Houston. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Pechacek; three sisters; and two brothers. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Internment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home.

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PEEK, Velma
ANNONA, TEXAS: Velma Elizabeth Peek, 79, died January 30, 2002 at a local nursing home. She was born May 14, 1922 in Red River County, TX. She was a member of Williams Chapel United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Caton of Annona, and Vickie Clark of Avery; two sons, Jerry Peek of DeKalb, and Willard Peek of Queen City; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Peek. Services were held at Williams Chapel United Methodist Church. Interment was at English Cemetery with arrangements by Clarksville Funeral Home.

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PENNINGTON, Mildred
BLESSING, TEXAS: Mildred Ward Pennington, 83, died May 1, 2006. She was born June 9, 1922 in Laredo, TX to Dr. Jeremiah Ward, Jr. and Mattie Jane Duderstadt Ward. She was a teacher for over 40 years, and retired from Tidehaven ISD. She attended St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and was a former church organist. Survivors include a son, Patrick Andrew Pennington (Vickie) of Louisville, KY; two sisters, Imogene Jones of Phoenix, AZ and Jane Williamson of Gonzales; and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Pennington; her parents; and a brother, Jeremiah Ward III. Services were held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Interment was at Hawley Cemetery with arrangements by Taylor Brothers Funeral Home.

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PERALEZ, Ester
LA ROSITA, TEXAS: Ester Peralez, 93, died May 25, 2010 in Alice, TX. She is survived by three sisters, Natividad Perales, Cipriana Perales, and Santos G. Perales, all of La Rosita; two brothers, Pomposo Perales and Juan A. (Lydia) Perales, Jr., all of La Rosita; and 3 nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan M. Peralez, Sr. and Julia Peralez; two sisters, Maria P. Cantu and Genoveva A. Peralez; and a niece, Gertrudis Martinez. Services were held at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church. Interment was at Pena Cemetery in La Rosita under the direction of Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home.

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PEREZ, Amadeo, Sr.
HAPPY, TEXAS: Amadeo Perez, Sr., 83, died January 18, 2008 in Amarillo. He was born February 12, 1924 in Mission to Rumaldo and Maria Singleterry Perez. In 1996, he was ordained as a deacon of the Catholic Diocese of Amarillo, and served at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Happy, as well as providing pastoral care at the Northwest Texas Hospital. He was active with the Cursillo movement in the Catholic Diocese of Amarillo for 47 years. He is survived by his wife, Mercedes "Chela" Diaz Perez; five children, Amadeo, Jr. (Christie) of Frisco, Perla Grubb (Cody) of Tulia, Romaldo Perez (Deborah) of Glendale, AZ, and Ricky Perez (Shannon) and Randy Perez (Cindy), all of Amarillo; three sisters, Elvira Salinas of San Carlos, Bertha Montemayor of McAllen, and Christina Sanchez of Coachella, CA; two brothers, Raymundo Perez of Edinburg, and Federico Perez of Grandview, WA; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. A vigil was held at the Happy Memorial Chapel. Services were held at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Interment was at the Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors.

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PEREZ, Ernestina
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Ernestina Z. Perez, 81, died May 1, 2006. She was born February 26, 1925 in San Antonio. Survivors include her children, Martha Rubalcava, Rosemary Alarcon, Hope Clark, Gloria Walker, Virginia Garcia, Margaret Gibson, Yolanda Eskes, Sylvia Rodriguez, Tony Perez, and Eusebio Perez; 18 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Foster Meadows Drive. Arrangements were handled by Alamo Funeral Home.

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PEREZ, Estella
DUMAS, TEXAS: Estella Perez, 60, died July 15, 2007. She was born November 22, 1946 to Masimo and Esther Coronado. She was a former dietary aide at Memorial Hospital, and also worked at Wal-Mart for 13 years. She attended Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Elias Perez, Sr.; a son, Elias Perez, Jr. (Sandra) of Dumas; four daughters, Minerva P. Arenivar (Angel) of Wichita Falls, Rosalie Philom (Som) of Murfreesboro, TN, and Roseanne P. Franco (Manuel) and Rebecca Apodaca (Rick), all of Amarillo; two sisters, Irene Hoyer of Bowie, and Mary Elida Guerrero of Converse; a brother, Ricardo Coronado of Beeville; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ester Coronado; four infant brothers; and her parents. Services were held at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial was at Dumas Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors.

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PEREZ, Liandro
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS: Liandro "Lee" Perez, 67, died July 15, 2010. He was born February 27, 1943 to Cosme Perez and Josephine Martinez in Wichita Falls. He was a construction worker and carpenter, and worked for Reid and Russ Construction. He was the founder of New Beginnings, and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He enjoyed fishing and animals. Survivors include a son, Leandro Perez of Clarksville, TN; four sisters, Margaret Ojeda of Wichita Falls, Lupe Kirkbride of New Braunfels, Pauline Robinson of Electra, and Junita Pacheco of Colorado; four 4 brothers, Julian of Corpus Christi, and Joseph, Johnny and Angelo, all of Wichita Falls; and 2 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Falls Funeral Home.

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PEREZ, Pauline
PAMPA, TEXAS: Pauline Ruiz Perez, 70, died November 7, 2007 in Pampa. She was born February 9, 1937 in Cuero, TX to Manuel and Flora Garza Perez. She worked as a nanny and a housekeeper. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown. Survivors include a daughter, Angie Garcia of Pampa; four sons, Armando Ruiz of Amarillo, Raul Ruiz and Antonio Ruiz, Jr., both of Houston, and Teodoro Ruiz of Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters, Dominga Bayardo and Juanita Rached, both of Corpus Christi; a brother, Manuel Perez, Jr. of Robstown; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Ruiz, Sr.; a sister; and two brothers. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery by Hughs Funeral Home.

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PERKINS, Rosemary
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Rosemary Perkins died September 11, 2006. She was born November 15, 1932 to Everlean Collins and Lovice Henderson. She is survived by her husband, Albert Perkins; a daughter, Caroly Middleton; a sister, Blanche Jones; 3 grandchildren; a great-grandson; 3 nieces; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Salem Church Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to King-Tears Mortuary.

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PERRY, Lula
CHARLIE, TEXAS: Lula Pearl Poore Perry, 87, died September 17, 1958 in Tuscaloosa, AL. She was born June 17, 1871. Survivors include a son, Marvin Perry; three daughters, Mrs. George Taylor, Mrs. Pearl Varni, and Mrs. Oliver Leath; a sister, Mrs. Donie McElroy; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Charlie Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Spigener Funeral Home and Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.

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PIPES, Willis
REDWATER, TEXAS: Willis H. Pipes, 90, died October 7, 2011 at his home. He was born February 14, 1921 in Bowie County, TX. He retired from the Red River Army Depot, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Redwater United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School superintendent, and served on the Board of Stewards and various church committees. He was a member of Maud Masonic Lodge #859. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bernice Breed Pipes; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Jim Rainwater of Redwater; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Garie Pipes of Redwater, and Ronnie and Brenda Pipes of DeKalb; a sister and brother-in-law, Ramona and Joe Culpepper of Redwater; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Redwater United Methodist Church. Interment was at the Redwater Cemetery with arrangements by Chapelwood Funeral Home.

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PITCHFORD, Howard
FREEPORT, TEXAS: Howard Weldon Pitchford, 55, died December 22, 2007 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. He was born June 9, 1952 in Houston, TX to Ira Ray Pitchford and Ibrah Corinne Tucker Pitchford. He retired from the Houston Independent School District, and was a master carpenter. Survivors include two daughters, Courtney Raye Pitchford and Shannan E. Pitchford; and a sister, Donna Raye Parr. Interment was at Fieldstore Cemetery in Waller under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home.

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PODEVYN, Alice
CASTROVILLE, TEXAS: Alice Marie Van Overdenborger Reichert Podevyn, 92, died September 14, 2007 in Castroville. She was born December 24, 1914 in San Antonio to Gustaaf and Coralie Vervaet Van Overdenborger. She and her husband had a family farm. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, and a charter member of the Belgian American Club. She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Podevyn Ducos (Tom) of Dunlay, and Joyce Reichert Van Damme (Cyril) of Hondo; a former daughter-in-law, Sylvia Tschirhart (Mike) of Castroville; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Theofil "Phil" Podevyn; a son, William George Reichert; her former husband, William Reichert; a sister, Irma Verstuyft; and a great-grandson. Services were held at St. Louis Catholic Church. Entombment was at St. Louis Garden Mausoleum in Castroville by Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home.

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POLASEK, Maribel
HALLETTSVILLE, TEXAS: Maribel Polasek, 93, died November 9, 2006. She was born in Moravia, TX on July 18, 1913 to Julius George and Mary Ann Pustejovsky Jalufka. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of Americas. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Kolle (Garland) of Victoria; a son, Patrick Polasek of Katy; two sisters, Doris Ann Usener of Fredericksburg, and Virginia Mae Petter of El Campo; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Joseph Polasek; her parents; a sister, Luella Hradecky; and a brother, Lawrence A. Jalufka. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Kubena Funeral Home.

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POMPA, Carmen
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Carmen Trevino Pompa, 73, died December 31, 2002. She was born September 29, 1929. She was a charter member and church treasurer at New Life International. She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Pompa of Cuero, and Helen Herrera and Cynthia Martinez, both of Amarillo; three sons, Ishmael Pompa of Cuero, and David Pompa and Raul "Roy" Pompa, both of Amarillo; four brothers, Jose Maria Trevino of Point Comfort, Fred Trevino of Victoria, and Abel Trevino and Simon Trevino, both of Cuero; four sisters, Hope De Los Santos of Denver City, and Josephine Maldonado, Beatrice Anzaldua, and Katie Maldonado, all of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Pompa. Services were held at New Life International. Burial was at Llano Cemetery under the direction of Rector Funeral Home.

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POORMAN, James E.
KATY, TEXAS: James E. "Skeet" Poorman, 96, died July 26, 2010. He was born January 26, 1914 to William and Laura Poorman. He moved to Katy in 1917 with his parents and two siblings, Herschel and Mae. He owned Skeet's House Moving in Katy for many years, and was a veteran of World War II. After retirement, he and his wife moved to their farm in East Texas and enjoyed traveling, dancing, and riding motorcycles. He drove his car until the age of 95. He is survived by two daughters, Jo Burton and Malinda Lievano. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Poorman. He and his wife were cremated, and their ashes scattered on their farm.

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POPLAWSKI, Mary
ENNIS, TEXAS: Mary Poplawski, 90, died January 23, 2007 at the Ennis Regional Medical Center. She was born February 25, 1916 in Adams, MA to Theodore and Helena Rugala Krutiak. She was raised in Savoy, MA, and was a former resident of Fort Worth. She attended St. John Catholic Church, and was a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. Survivors include a daughter, Janet Baker of Mineola; a son and daughter-in-law, Francis and Mary Poplawski of Ennis; a sister, Mildred O'Sullivan of Saco, ME; a brother, Edward Krutiak of Adams, MA; 4 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Poplawski; and three brothers, Stanley, Teddy and Richard Krutiak. Arrangements were handled by J.E. Keever Mortuary.

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PORTILLO, Louis
ABILENE, TEXAS: Louis Portillo, 64, died November 1, 2009. He was born March 30, 1945 in Eden, TX to Louiz and Fabela Portillo. He was a truck driver, and attended St. Francis Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Maria Hunt (Don); a son, Daniel Portillo (Sona); two sisters, Luteria Cortez and Vicki Sparks; his grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including his caretaker, Tom Johnson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margarita Estrada Portillo; and his parents. Services were held at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment was at the Masonic section of the Abilene City Cemetery under the direction of Piersall-Benton Funeral Directors.

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POTTER, Max
KERRVILLE, TEXAS: Max Edwards Potter, 75, died August 28, 2010. He was born August 5, 1935 to the late Herschel and Myrl McNiel Potter. He was a retired engineer at Western Electric. He was an audio enthusiast, and enjoyed photography. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon (John) Hudak of Plano; a son, Mark (Helen) of Bentonville, AR; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Potter. Arrangements were handled by Callison-Lough Funeral Home of Bentonville, AR.

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POTTORFF, Burl
ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Burl Pottorff died January 31, 1982. He was born May 19, 1917 in Humphreys. Survivors include his wife, Lola; a daughter, Patsy McConnell of Orange, CA; two sisters, Josephine Drury and Maxine Morris, both of Altus, OK; and a grandson. Interment was at Crestview Cemetery in Wichita Falls, TX by Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home. Note: One record spells the last name "Pottorf".

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POWERS, Bonnie
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Bonnie Powers, 81, died January 18, 2002 at a local hospital. She was born August 19, 1920 in Archer City, TX. She was a member of First Southern Presbyterian Church in Austin, Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Ladies' Sewing Circle. She is survived by her husband, John B. Powers; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Carl K. Goree of Texarkana; a son and daughter-in-law, James B. and Polly Ann Powers of Lufkin; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Powers of Nash; a sister, Laurel Wood of Lewisville; a brother, Carlton L. Smith of Houston; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, John W. Powers. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery with arrangements by East Funeral Home.

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PRACHT, Harold
EL PASO, TEXAS: Harold Ray Pracht, 83, died July 24, 2009. He was born August 1, 1925 to Oscar and Lily Mae Pracht. He worked in real estate, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Emporia State College in Emporia, KS. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Irena Bicker Pracht; three children, Glen F. Pracht (Melly) of El Paso, Rena Rochelle (Shelly) Coby of Rio Rancho, NM, and Rae Ann Warneke (Mike) of Emporia KS; a sister, Ruthe Christie of El Paso; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Ray Pracht. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery East in El Paso under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

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PRAST, Otto
FLINT, TEXAS: Otto Prast, 74, died February 9, 2006. He was born August 31, 1931 to the late Henry and Ilah Attebery Prast. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Peggy Prast; a son, Rodney Prast (Sheila) of Midlothian; his daughters, Jeneane Cremers (James) of Flint, Jenny Price (Gary) of Tyler, and Jenese Davenport (Brentley), and Megan Prast, all of Missouri City; 3 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Arrangements were handled by Stewart Family Funeral Home.

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PRICE, William D.
ABILENE, TEXAS: William Derwood Price, 37, died December 8, 1966 in an auto accident. He was born March 3, 1929 in Winters. Survivors include three sons, Caroll of May, and Mike and Raymond Earl, both of Brownwood; two brothers, Carlton and Clifford; his mother; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Henderson Funeral Chapel.

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PRIETO, Isaias
DEL RIO, TEXAS: Isaias E. Prieto, 72, died September 27, 2008. He was born in Del Rio on May 26, 1936 to Santos and Isabel Prieto. He is survived by his wife, Celia C. Prieto; eight daughters, Yvette Prieto, Abigail Prieto, Sylvia Prieto, Raquel Prieto, Rebecca Prieto, Eunice Prieto, Janie Morales, and Berenice Prieto; ten sons, Isaias Prieto, Jr., Eliasar Prieto, Israel Prieto, Benjamin Prieto, Abraham Prieto, Esequiel Prieto, Isai Prieto Isaac Prieto, Elias Prieto, and David Prieto; 39 grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Ramiro Prieto; and his parents. Services were held at Templo Cristo Rey de Reyes. Interment was at San Felipe Cemetery by Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

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PRIM, Lessie
WEST COLUMBIA, TEXAS: Lessie Register Prim died January 9, 1967. She was a former resident of Graceville, FL. Survivors include her husband, Robert Prim; two daughters, Mrs. John Barber of Monahans, and Mrs. Edward Bloominton of Grove; a son, Clarence Prim of Houston; a brother, J.C. Register of Dothan, AL; two sisters, Mrs. John Bagget of Columbus, GA, and Mrs. Jessie Walker of Waukegan, IL; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at a Methodist church.

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PRITCHETT, Manonne
EDOM, TEXAS: Manonne Pritchett, 83, died July 7, 2009. She was born March 26, 1926. She was a hairdresser, and she and her husband co-owned Joseph's Beauty Salon. She was a member of Edom UMC. She is survived by three sons, Richard, Curtis, and Henry Collins; a stepson, Joe Lee Pritchett; a sister, Wanda Hutton; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Edom Cemetery with arrangements by Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors.

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PUGA, Norma
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Norma Flores Puga, 52, died December 21, 2003. Survivors include a daughter, Alexandria Puga; her mother, Isabel F. Puga; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Adela Puga; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsa and Mark Hickman, Sylvia and Eloy Ortega, Isabel McQuade, Olivia and George Gonzales, Belia Puga and Mario Herrera, and Yolanda and Richard Martinez; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Perren Orlando Puga; and her father, Jesse N. Puga. Interment was at Mission Burial Park South under the direction of Porter Loring Mortuary.

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PULLIN, Gerald
BLOOMING GROVE, TEXAS: Gerald Boyd Pullin, 81, died October 14, 2009. He was born April 2, 1928 in Blooming Grove to John T. Pullin and Lela Boyd Pullin. Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean Pullin; a son, Gerald Michael Pullin of Ennis; a brother, Johnny Darwood Pullin of Fairfield, CA; a sister, Fannie Dugan of Frost; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery with arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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PUSTEJOVSKY, Angeline
HALLETTSVILLE, TEXAS: Angeline Chudej Pustejovsky, 83, died May 9, 2007. She was born August 19, 1923 in Engle, Texas to Louis and Bertha Kastner Chudej. She and her husband operated Pustejovsky Motor Company for 37 years, where she was the bookkeeper and chief cashier. She enjoyed word search puzzles, playing dominoes, and canning pickles. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Fred Pustejovsky, Sr.; a son, Fred Pustejovsky, Jr. of Flatonia; two daughters, Carol Grones (Leon) of Victoria, and Anna Klekar (Daniel) of Hallettsville; two sisters, Justine Drain of Chandler, AZ, and Jeffrey Harvey of Denton, LA; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Bernard James Pustejovsky; her parents; a brother, Edward "Sonny" Chudej, and two sisters, Agnes Froelich and Faustine Pauler. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery by Kubena Funeral Home.

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PUTSCHE, Betty Jo
DENISON, TEXAS: Betty Jo Putsche, 81, died July 15, 2008. She was born October 25, 1926 in Coweta, OK to William H. and Dorothy May Higgins Woodard. She held a degree in home economics. She retired from the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad, and formerly worked for McDonald Douglas. She was a Meals on Wheels volunteer, and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Survivors include two sons, Harvey Putsche (Sharon) of The Woodlands, and Dana C. Putsche of Muskogee, OK; and 2 granddaughters. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery with arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home.

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QUATTLEBAUM, Ruben
LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS: Ruben Truit Quattlebaum, 85, died April 5, 2009. He was born April 28, 1923 to William L. Quattlebaum, Sr. and Alie W. Quattlebaum. He owned Mr. Q's Discount Shoes, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Verna Quattlebaum; three daughters, Denise Q. Manos of Lake Jackson, Reita Harshaw (Joe Scott) of Houston, and Randy Boutin (Dudley) of Channelview; two brothers, James Quattlebaum (Zorina) of Tupelo, MS, and Larry Quattlebaum (Gwen) of Heber Springs, AR; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Quattlebaum; a brother, William L. Quattlebaum, Jr.; and his parents. Arrangements were handled by Lakewood Funeral Home.

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RACHER, Dan
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS: Dan Racher, 35, died December 6, 1997. He was born February 11, 1962 in Salina, KS to Terry and Patsy Racher. He was a former resident of Casa Grande, AZ, where he served as associate pastor of the First Assembly of God. He was a music minister and member of Tree of Life Church in San Angelo. He is survived by his wife, Dana Racher; two children, Daci and Danielle Racher of San Angelo; his parents; two sisters, Trish Marr of Las Lunas, NM, and Jayme Avery of Socorro, NM; and his grandparents, Louise Joiner of Hondo, and Florence Racher of Carrizozo, NM. Services were held at Tree of Life Church.

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RAGAN, Charley B.
WINNSBORO, TEXAS: Charley B. Ragan, 87, died May 5, 2008. He was born February 7, 1921 in Hopkins County to the late Charley and Bell Wilcox Ragan. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and attended Cornerstone Church in Mount Vernon. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Ragan; a daughter, Patsy Richmond of Roanoke; a son, Ruford Ragan of Lipan; two brothers, Dalton Ragan of Garland, and Bill Ragan of Lufkin; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Interment was at Harmony Cemetery by Beaty Funeral Home.

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RAMIREZ, Andres L., Jr.
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS: Andres L. Ramirez, Jr. died May 3, 2010. He was born November 30, 1917. He is survived by his wife, Soyla Ramirez; two sons, Rudy Ramirez of California, and Romie Ramirez of Hale Center; six daughters, Pauline Bargas of Brady, Mary Lou Ramirez, Angie Lara, and Janie Rios, all of San Angelo, and Andrea Alvares and Hope Carillo, both of California; five sisters, Jesusa Atilano, Tomasa Gonzalez, Goya Tijerina, Celia Trevino, and Suzanna Ramirez; and two brothers, Ben Ramirez and Marin Ramirez. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sara Charlesville; and three sons, Ray Ramirez, Ruben Ramirez, and Andy Ramirez. Services were held at St. Margaret's Catholic Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery by Gutierrez Funeral Chapel.

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RAMIREZ, Angelita
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Angelita Ramirez, 86, died February 6, 2011. She was born December 12, 1924 in Kennedy, TX. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Family members include her husband, Faustino Ramirez; a son, David of Lubbock; and a sister, Martha Martinez of Lubbock. She was preceded in death a son; her parents; two brothers; and five sisters. Services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Interment was at Peaceful Gardens under the direction of Combest Family Funeral Home.

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RAMIREZ, Eldibrando
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Eldibrando Ramirez, 85, died December 8, 2010. He was born December 27, 1924 to Amando and Librada Ramirez. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Ramirez; his children, Adolf Ramirez (Alma), Joe Ramirez (Margarita), Carmella Blancas (Isidro), Amando Ramirez (Sandra), and Martha Hurtado (Mark); two siblings, Raul Ramirez and Enriqueta Ramirez; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jesse Ramirez; his parents; and a grandson, Jesse Amando Ramirez. Services were held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church. Interment was at Forest Park Lawndale under the direction of Crespo Funeral Home.

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RAMIREZ, Glynie
MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS: Glynie Ramirez, 94, died October 31, 2004 in Mount Pleasant. She was born October 8, 1910 in Winfield, TX. She retired from Physicians Convalescence Center. She is survived by a sister, Essie Wilson of Mount Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Jean Wilson of Terrell; three nephews; four nieces; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Ramirez. Services were held at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery with arrangements by Tumey Mortuary.

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RAMIREZ, Sister Guadalupe
EL PASO, TEXAS: Sr. Guadalupe Ramirez, 31, died April 10, 1942. She born in Mexico on August 2, 1910 to Mr. and Mrs. Jose Ramirez. She was a nun in El Paso. Interment was at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery under the direction of Kaster and Maxon Funeral Home. Note: One record gives her birth year as 1911.

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RAMIREZ, Moises
SAN BENITO, TEXAS: Moises Ramirez, 80, died July 13, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. He was born September 4, 1930 in Brownsville, TX to Timoteo and Julia Ramirez. He worked at Valley Regional and Brownsville Medical Center, and was also an appraiser with the Cameron County Appraisal District. He was a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran, and served in the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Lily Ramirez; his daughters, Monique (Robert) Silva of Houston, Danella (Randy) Hernandez of Edna, and Angela Bulmer of Kentucky; two sons, Michael Rene (Maggie) of Harlingen, and Moises Roel (Stacy) of Madison, AL; a sister, Angelita Ramirez of Brownsville; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Aurora Ramirez, Hipolia-Julia Alvarez, Teresa Beal, Christina Ramirez, and Manuela Narvaez; three brothers, Silverio, Jesus, and Pedro; and a great-granddaughter, Isabel Mya Ramirez. Services were held at Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church. Interment was at Mont Meta Memorial Park by San Benito Funeral Home.

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RAMON, Crispin, Sr.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Crispin "Chris" Ramon, Sr. died May 8, 2008. Survivors include two sons, Crispin Ramon, Jr. and Cyril Ramon; two daughters, Susan Ramon and Sarah Ramon; his mother, Beatrice D. Ramon; two brothers, Alberto (Eses) Ramon, Jr. and Gilbert Ramon; a sister, Odilia R. (Romulo) Alvarado; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Alberto P. Ramon. Services were held at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service.

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RAMOS, Adolfo
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Adolfo C. Ramos, 90, died November 22, 2006. He was born May 16, 1916 to Alfredo and Guadalupe Ramos. He retired from TTU, and had also worked as a farmer. He attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Natividad Nevarez Ramos; two sons, Julio Ramos (Marina) of Shallowater, and Ysidro Ramos (Marie) of Lubbock; a daughter, Lupe Gomez (Esteban) of Lubbock; five sisters, Lydia Mendez of Austin, Delfina Ortiz of Del Rio, and Maggie Castro, Helen Monteil, and Suzanne Ochoa, all of Lubbock; two brothers, Frank Ramos and Alfredo Ramos of Plains; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and four brothers. Services were held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Park by White Funeral Home.

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RAYOS, Dionicia
LOCKHART, TEXAS: Dionicia Rayos, 87, died October 14, 2006. Survivors include her husband, Francisco Rayos; three sons, Joe Rayos, Johnny Rayos, and Frank Rayos; four sisters, Eusebia Balderas, Herminia Perez, Manuela Nino, and Julia Mendez; four brothers, Anselmo Vasquez, Catarino Vasquez, Frank Vasquez, and Juan Vasquez; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of DeLeon Funeral Home.

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RECK, Inge
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Inge Reck, 55, died September 27, 2005. She was born in Darmstadt, Germany on November 9, 1949. She is survived by three daughters, Candy Ringo, Karen Byrum, and Tanya Reck, all of Amarillo; a stepson, Shawn Foster; a brother, Fritz Bitsch of Germany; three sisters, Lydia Allen of Dallas, Michelle Martin of Evergreen, CO, and Eileen Kelley of Idaho; and 7 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Reck. Interment was at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

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REDDING, Wallace
COOLIDGE, TEXAS: Wallace F. Redding, 85, died January 11, 2006 in Temple. He was born January 24, 1920 in Hubbard. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Coolidge, and had been a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hubbard for over 50 years. Survivors include a son, Jerry Redding of Coolidge; a daughter, Marilyn Redding of San Antonio; a brother, Buster Redding of Albuquerque, NM; a sister, Mamie Barnhill of Fort Worth; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Redding; a son, Dan Edwin Redding; and his parents, Walter and Josephine Clark Redding. Interment was at the Coolidge Cemetery under the direction of Blair–Stubbs Funeral Home.

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REDICK, Donald
SEYMOUR, TEXAS: Donald L. Redick, 61, died July 3, 1991 in Corsicana, TX. He was born August 26, 1929 in Jenks, OK. He was a retired pipeline welder for Lone Star Gas Company in Hobbs, NM, and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a Baptist. He is survived by a daughter, Julene Leger of Blooming Grove; two sons, Gary Redick of Fort Worth, and Jeffery Redick of Flint, MI; his mother, Betty B. Clark of Seymour; a brother, Edward Redick of Bartlesville, OK; and a sister, Dolores Gainer of Danville, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Parks Redick. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

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REGIENE, Ira E., Jr.
AUSTIN, TEXAS: Ira E. Regiene, Jr., 74, died April 24, 2008. He was born January 28, 1934 in Burton, TX to Ira E. Regiene, Sr. and Erna Ullrich Regiene. He was retired, and had worked for Red Arrow, Carolina and ABF Freight Lines. He enjoyed fishing and his pets. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mae Hohle Regiene; his daughters, Kathryn Pool of Cameron, Laurie Alkier of Briggs, and Victoria Gable of Johnson City; a son, William J. Regiene of Austin; his grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Dorothy Mitchell. Services were held at Hope Lutheran Church. Interment was at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery with arrangements by Cook-Walden Funeral Home.

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REICHENSTEIN, Dorothy
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Dorothy L. Reichenstein, 82, died January 25, 2004. She was born October 26, 1921 in Sanger, TX to the late Ralph and Jessie Phillips Hall. She was a teacher with the Corpus Christi Independent School District for over 30 years, and was a volunteer for the Corpus Christi Literacy Council and the Red Cross. Survivors include her husband, Jack Reichenstein; a brother, James (Thelma) Hall of Fort Worth; a nephew; 7 nieces; and her friends. Services were held at Parkdale Baptist Church. Interment was at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

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RELF, Sarah
KILGORE, TEXAS: Sarah Boyd Relf, 82, died May 17, 2003. She was born December 13, 1920 to Ben C. and Mattie Boyd. She was an office worker, and attended Wesley-McCabe United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Lee Moore of Lubbock; two sisters, Mary Springer of Blooming Grove, and Christine Dunn of Kilgore; 3 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, B.B. "Red" Relf. Interment was at Sardis Cemetery in Waxahachie by Rader Funeral Home.

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REYNOLDS, Lois
HERMLEIGH, TEXAS: Lois Creswell Collier Reynolds, 78, died December 6, 2010 at Kristi Lee Manor in Colorado City, TX. She was born April 16, 1932 in Sealy, TX to Earl Franklin and Estella Olevia Thompson Creswell. She worked at Bealls Department Store in Snyder, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hermleigh. She is survived by two sons, Marvin Collier of Big Spring, and Danny Collier of Colorado City; two daughters, Joyce McCombs of Hermleigh, and Carolyn Renfro of Anson; two brothers, Bill Creswell of Houston, and Glenn Creswell of Denison; a sister, Mary Howery of Sherman; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Roy Collier and Edward Von Reynolds. Interment was at Pyron Cemetery with arrangements by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

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RIDDLE, Billie
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Billie Riddle died December 22, 1998. She was a native of Vernon, TX, but was a longtime Corpus Christi resident. She attended business school, and was a retired Texaco employee with over 40 years of service. She had also worked for Mrs. C.G. Glasscock for 14 years. She was a member of the Corpus Christi Desk and Derrick Club, and a charter member of South Bluff United Methodist Church. Survivors include a nephew, Donald M. Beasley of Athens, TX; and a close friend, Ann Williams. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters. Services were held at South Bluff United Methodist Church. Interment was at Rose Hill Memorial Park under the direction of Cage-Mills Funeral Directors.

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RIDINGS, Pearl
BONHAM, TEXAS: Pearl May Ridings, 85, was found deceased at her residence on December 10, 1977. She was born December 1, 1892 in Lamar County to Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Bumpas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bonham. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Opal Turman of Howe, and Mrs. Lois Hall and Mrs. L.C. Shuler, both of Bonham; a son, Henry E. Ridings of Ivanhoe; a brother, Otto Bumpas of Ivanhoe; 9 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. Services were held at Wise Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Willow Wild Cemetery.

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RIGDON, Roger
KERMIT, TEXAS: Roger Earl Rigdon died October 26, 2005 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born June 9, 1958 in Henderson, KY to Luther Rigdon, Sr. and Anna Mae Oliver Rigdon. He worked as an oil driller. He was a former resident of Smith Mills, KY, and came to Kermit in 1976. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on cars, playing cards, and the outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; three sons, Cory Matthew Rigdon, Jonathan Andrew Rideout, and David Anthony Rideout, all of Kermit; three daughters, Brandi Michelle Castillo of Rowlett, Genelle Nicole Leason of Rock Hill, SC, and Kelly Rene Rideout of Lovington, NM; his mother, of Henderson, KY; a sister, Kathy Davis of Henderson, KY; a brother, Starlynn Rigdon of Indianapolis, IN; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Rigdon, Sr.; and a brother, Luther Rigdon, Jr. Interment was at the Kermit Cemetery under the direction of Family Services Funeral Parlor.

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RILEY, James C.
SADLER, TEXAS: James Clayton Riley, 74, died May 4, 2008. He was born January 19, 1934 in Fedville, TN to James Donald and Cara Lee Metcalf Riley. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Gail Ault (Frank) of Joliet, IL; a son, James Marshal Riley of Sadler; a sister, Alice Miles; four brothers, Grady, Edwin, Tim, and Larry Riley; 4 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lettie Gaynell West Riley; two brothers, Bobby Lee and Billy Riley; and his parents. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro by Meador Funeral Home.

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RIVERS, Amos
FRANKSTON, TEXAS: Amos D. Rivers, 76, died November 17, 1986. He was born March 23, 1910 in Zwolle, LA. He was a retired lumberman, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Frankston, and had been a Frankston resident for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, Lena Rivers; a daughter, Sheila Cobb of Deer Park; two sisters, Pearl Jones of Zwolle, and Marie Chisholm of Maitland, FL; two brothers, Laurence Harrison, Jr. of Lake Charles, LA, and Arvin of West Lake, LA; and 2 grandchildren Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Frankston. Interment was at the Zwolle Cemetery in Zwolle, LA with arrangements by Thompson Funeral Home.

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RIVERS, Kitty
ALEDO, TEXAS: Kitty Rivers, 59, died September 3, 2007. She was born December 1, 1947 in Albany, TX to Roland Lee and Mary Helen Richie Goodwin. She taught K-4 at the Aledo Christian Center, and was a member of Aledo Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Howard E. Rivers; and two daughters, Emily A. Rivers Law and Kristen E. Rivers. Services were held at Aledo Christian Church. Interment was at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.

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ROBERTS, Pearl
ABILENE, TEXAS: Pearl Golden Roberts, 96, died March 14, 2010. She was born November 27, 1913 to Thomas Alonzo and Emma Bell Hembree Bush. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Glosson of Abilene, and Janna Hunt of Midland; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Roberts; two sons, John Harlan Roberts, and Troy Vance Roberts; and nine siblings. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Piersall-Benton Funeral Directors.

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ROBERTSON, Herman
LONGVIEW, TEXAS: Herman Castor Robertson, 48, died May 16, 1959 at Gregg Memorial Hospital. He was born December 13, 1908 in Gregg County, TX to Waddie and Julia Meadows Robertson. Burial was at Danville Cemetery under the direction of Welch Funeral Home.

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ROBINSON, Mary Alice
BAYTOWN, TEXAS: Mary Alice Robinson died June 14, 2010 at her residence. She was born July 8, 1939 in Brookshire, TX to Will and Alice Davis Warren. She enjoyed reading and studying the Bible. Survivors include four daughters, Aurelia Ann McCray of Baytown, Mia S. Lott (Timothy) of Richmond, and Cassandra Carmon (Timothy) and Rose Mary Bush (Ezra), all of Raywood; two sons, Tastervain Eugene Robinson and Roosevelt J. Robinson, both of Baytown; a sister, Gloria Warren; two brothers, Freddy Warren (Alice) and Will Warren; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and her friends, including Earline Cooper and Stella Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Robinson; her parents; and a granddaughter. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Interment was at St. Martin de Porres Cemetery by Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home.

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ROCHER, Raymond
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Raymond Loyd Rocher, 58, died June 26, 1975. He was born December 24, 1916 in Lorain, OH. He was a retired Air Force Master Sergeant. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and worked in civil service at Reese Air Force Base. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, in which he had recently been elected District Seven Vice Commander. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Dobbins of Dallas, and Mrs. Robin Khan of Houston; a son, Richard K. of Lubbock; two stepsons, William Beaty of Fairbanks, AK, and John Beaty of Hawaii; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Dana Pope of Dallas, and Mrs. Sheila Weaver of Denver, CO; his mother, Mrs. Iver Solomon of Birmingham, OH; two brothers, Richard of Amherst, and William D. of San Jose, CA; a sister, Mrs. Jack Ackerman of Birmingham, OH; 3 grandsons; and 7 step-grandchildren. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Park.

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ROCHER, Richard K., Sr.
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Richard K. Rocher, Sr., 41, died February 15, 1988. He was born in Ohio. He was a sales manager at Gene Messer Ford, and was a member of the Jaycees, the Lions Club, the Boy Scouts, and the Lubbock Bowling Association. He attended Highland Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Georgann Wolcott Rocher; two sons, Richard Karl, Jr. and Raymond Wolcott, both of Lubbock; his mother, Lucy Redding of San Jose, CA; two sisters, Phyllis Reed and Robin Rocher, both of Montrose, CO; and a grandson. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

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RODRIGUEZ, Geronimo
EL CAMPO, TEXAS: Geronimo Rodriguez, 76, died May 31, 1999. Services were held at St. Robert's Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at Holy Cross Memorial Park under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.

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ROEMER, Melvin
FLORESVILLE, TEXAS: Melvin Roemer, 64, died August 23, 2007. He was born in Floresville on February 8, 1943 to Hans Roemer and Eleanor Guenther Roemer. He was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church of Floresville. Survivors include a sister, Margie Pruski (Les); a sister-in-law, Georgie Roemer; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Albert "Slim" Roemer and George Roemer. Arrangements were handled by Vinyard Funeral Home.

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ROGERS, Elma
ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Elma Cleo Rogers, 51, died October 4, 1948. She was born May 1, 1897 in Frosa, TX to O.W. and Frances Echols Parris. Interment was at Parkdale Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home.

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ROJAS, Minerva
RICARDO, TEXAS: Minerva Garza Rojas, 63, died October 18, 2010. She was born August 12, 1947 in Alice. Survivors include her husband, Rene C. Rojas, Sr.; two sons, Robert Lee Rojas of Austin, and Rene (Sylvia) Rojas, Jr. of Corpus Christi; a daughter, Velma (Alonzo) Olivarez of Ricardo; her mother, Rita Garza of Alice; four brothers, Rodolfo Garza, Jr., Joe Garza, Alonzo Garza, and Polo Garza, all of Alice; four sisters, Gloria Garbajal of Alice, Virginia Hedges of Colorado, and Rosie Davila and Estella Guajardo, both of Corpus Christi; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Rodolfo Garza, Sr.; and a sister, Linda Nunez. Services were held at St. Martin's Catholic Church. Interment was at Chamberlain Cemetery under the direction of Turcotte-Piper Mortuary.

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ROMERO, Bethyl
CEDAR PARK, TEXAS: Bethyl Lorine Romero, 90, died September 18, 2010. She was born November 15, 1919 in Oakland, CA to the late Milton Van Dyne and Lucille Elizabeth Reardon Hansen. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Obershaw of Leander; a sister, Shirley Nevearz of Pleasanton, CA; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her best friend, Cathy Abel of Redding, CA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Adrian Romero; and a daughter, Debra Wacker. Burial was at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, CA with local arrangements by Beck Funeral Home.

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ROSAS, Carolina
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Carolina G. Rosas 78, died April 20, 2006 in Round Rock. She was born October 15, 1927 in San Angelo to Silvestre and Juanita Gonzalez. She enjoyed playing the piano, and was a church pianist for 50 years. She and her late husband were among the founders of the Emmanuel Worship Center. She was very active with church, having taught Sunday School for 45 years, and served as the Women's Ministry president and secretary. She directed the choir and Christmas programs. She enjoyed reading and reciting poetry. She is survived by two sons, Sam (Susan) Rosas of Round Rock, and Rick (Delma) Rosas of Highlands Ranch, CO; a daughter, Pearl (George) Garza of Lubbock; a brother, Rev. Eutimio (Ella) Gonzalez of Lubbock; a sister, Emilia Gonzalez of Lubbock; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Rosas; her parents; two sisters, Betty and Otila Gonzalez; and two brothers, Daniel and Sammy Gonzalez. Services were held at Emmanuel Worship Center. Interment was at the City of Lubbock Cemetery by Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

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ROSS, Gracie
TERRELL, TEXAS: Gracie Mae Ross, 89, died October 16, 2008 at the Country View Manor Nursing Home in Terrell. She was born in 1919 in Van Zandt County to Jessie Wilson and Rosie Anderson Wilson Lyons. She formerly lived in Wills Point. She was a longtime member of the Greater McIntyre Chapel Baptist Church and the Heroines of Jericho. Survivors include a sister, Vesteria Crawford; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ross; her parents; three brothers; and a sister. Services were held at the Greater McIntyer Chapel Baptist Church. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wills Point by Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home.

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ROWAN, Frances
MIDLOTHIAN, TEXAS: Frances Rowan, 86, died March 11, 2008. She was born March 28, 1921 to Dalton Francis and Beatrice Mullenix Evans. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Marsha Rowan, and Doyle and Cindy Rowan; a foster daughter, Jane Kappes; a brother, Lamar Evans; a sister, Norma Stark; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Rowan; a brother, Floyd Evans; and her parents. Interment was at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas with arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

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ROWE, Bobbie
CHILDRESS, TEXAS: Bobbie Marie Barber Rowe, 66, died January 15, 2007. She was born December 28, 1940 to Frank and Fern Barber. She was a graduate of Texas Tech, and worked as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, computers, and singing in the church choir. She is survived by two sons, Willis Ray Rowe, Jr. of Denton, and Richard Rowe of Lubbock; two daughters, Brenda White of Dallas, and Michelle Rowe of Kentucky; five sisters, Myrtle Gilmore of Childress, Margie Barrow and Jancie Barrow, both of Lubbock, and Barbara Wilkenson and Peggy Westbury, both of Dalhart; a brother, Dudley Barber of Lubbock; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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ROWE, Mamie
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Mamie Ruth Milner Rowe, 89, died January 20, 2002 in Texarkana. She was born October 28, 1912 in Ouachita County, AR. She was a retired registered nurse. She is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Bert Berry of Texarkana, and Mary Beth and Jimmy Fultz of Camden, AR; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Sara Milner of Whitehouse; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert J. Rowe. Interment was at the Kaufman Cemetery by Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home.

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ROZELL, Marvin
KEMP, TEXAS: Marvin T. Rozell, 88, died November 16, 2010. He was born February 1, 1922 to Elmer P. and Emma P. Rozelle. He operated his own trucking company, and was an antiques dealer. He was a former longtime employee of LTV. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Milligan of Kemp; a son, Gene Rozell of Garland; a sister, Beulah Smith of Kaufman; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny; and his parents. Interment was at the Kemp Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home.

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RUCKER, Nobia
FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Nobia Mae Rucker, 75, died March 30, 2008. She is survived by her children, Charlene Higgins (Milton), Billy Rucker, John Williams, Carolyn Williams, Pauline Rucker, LaNell Richie (Willie), and Kathy Williams; a sister, Priscilla Dean Price; three brothers, Nolan Williams, Warren Williams, and Gene Autry Williams; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Greater Canaan Baptist Church. Interment was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens.

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RUELAS, Margarita
LITTLE ELM, TEXAS: Margarita Perez Ruelas, 66, passed away November 28, 2009. She was born May 2, 1943. She is survived by her husband, Lucio Ruelas; three children, Sylvia Caudillo, Israel Ramirez, and Ruben Ramirez; a sister, Juanita Rodriguez; 12 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Ramirez; and her mother, Asiana Perez. Arrangements were handled by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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RUIZ, Richard, Jr.
BEEVILLE, TEXAS: Richard Ruiz, Jr., 54, died September 26, 2010. He was born December 3, 1955 in Beeville to Richard Ruiz, Sr. and Juanita Ruiz. He worked as a nurse's aide, and enjoyed collecting antiques. Survivors include his parents, of Beeville; seven sisters, Janet (Benny) Martinez, Palmira (Calistro) Gonzales, Leticia (Jamie) Perez, Mary (Juan) Salazar, Lisa Ruiz, Linda (Richard) Delgado, and Debbie (Jerry) Chavarria, all of Beeville; two brothers, Jerry (Claudia) Ruiz of Beeville, and David (Rhonda) Ruiz of Raymondville; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Reynaldo and Celia Alvarez; and his paternal grandparents, Federico and Francisca Ruiz. Services were held at St. James Catholic Church. Burial was at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery #2 by Trevino Funeral Home.

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RUSSELL, Digna
SHAMROCK, TEXAS: Digna Marie Russell died November 20, 2007. She was born in Panama on September 21, 1926 to Fermin and Elena Aguilar. She and her husband were farmers and ranchers. She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Ladies' Hospital Auxilliary. Family members include her husband, Jarrell D. Russell, Sr.; a daughter, Diana Pate of Decatur; a son, Jarrell Russell, Jr. of Shamrock; a brother, Fernando Aguilar of Panama; three sisters, Marina Gainey of Georgia, Carmen Thacker of Florida, and Elena DeGuardia of Panama; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lloyda Jiron; and a brother, Fermin Aguilar. Burial was at Shamrock Cemetery with arrangements by Wright Funeral Directors.

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RUTH, Margaret
CORSICANA, TEXAS: Margaret "Maggie" Lang Ruth, 86, died July 5, 2008. She attended St. John's Episcopal Church. She served on the Family Services board, and was involved with the D.A.R., Le Livre, Kinsloe House, and the Ladies' Cemetery Association. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Allyn and Melanie Lang of Jacksonville; a daughter, Julie Lang of Corsicana; two sisters, Julie Wilcoxson (Bob) of Dalhart, and Winifred Wadzita (Cy) of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Charlie Rankin (Billie) of McAllen; 2 grandsons; 3 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at St. John's Episcopal Church. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery by Corley Funeral Home.

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RUTHERFORD, Lila
CORSICANA, TEXAS: Lila Rutherford, 98, died November 5, 2006. She was born August 31, 1908 to William Benjamin Rutherford and Mary Ardenia Butler Rutherford. She held degrees from North Texas State Teachers College and Baylor University School of Nursing, and earned a master's degree from the University of Michigan. She was a public health nurse for various schools and government agencies. She worked as a school nurse for the Navarro County Health Department, and retired as a nurse at the Corsicana Independent School District. She is survived by two nieces, Frances Seales and Geneva Drane, both of Alabama; and a nephew, Charles Rutherford of Dallas. Interment was at Grange Hall Cemetery by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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RYCHLIK Edward
SCHULENBURG, TEXAS: Edward F. Rychlik, 76, died June 30, 2000 in Schulenburg. He was born January 12, 1924 in Taylor, TX to Frank and Mary Dubec Rychlik. He retired from the City of Houston, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Rose Marie Roznovsky Rychlik; his brothers, Louis Rychlik of Houston, Albert Rychlik of Georgetown, Bennie Rychlik of Sugarland, Frank Rychlik and Lee Rychlik of Stafford; and Johnny Rychlik, Gilbert Rychlik, and Jody Rychlik; three sisters, Margie David of East Bernard, and Mary Buri and Alice Borski of Houston; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment was at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home.

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RYCROFT, Sarah
SWEETWATER, TEXAS: Sarah Mae Rycroft, 71, died February 14, 2000. She was born in Quitman, TX on March 24, 1928. She attended the First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Sweetwater Lions Club. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Cole of Sweetwater, and Sherry Foster of Paradise; a sister, Bettie Steele of Amarillo; 4 grandchildren; a brother-in-law; and a cousin. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rycroft. Interment was at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

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SABBATIS, Helen
DENTON, TEXAS: Helen Sabbatis, 89, died December 3, 2009. She was born August 31, 1920 in Moundsville, WV. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Sabbatis; two sons, Mike Sabbatis (Shay) of Southlake, and C. Joseph Sabbatis (Debb) of East Amherst, NY; and 6 grandchildren. Services were held at Good Shepherd Catholic Community. Interment was at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

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SACHS, Yetta
DALLAS, TEXAS: Yetta Sachs, 75, died November 21, 1960. She was born in Russia on December 16, 1884. She had lived in the Dallas area for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband. Burial was at Shearith Israel Cemetery by Sparkman Funeral Home.

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SALAZAR, Esther
FREEPORT, TEXAS: Esther Salazar, 58, died August 25, 2008. She was born January 8, 1950. Survivors include her husband, Robert Salazar; a daughter, Diana Lanuza (Alfredo); a son, Robert Salazar, Jr. (Amy Gonzalez); six brothers; three sisters; 4 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were handled by Lakewood Funeral Home.

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SALAZAR, Matias
LaCOSTE, TEXAS: Matias Rangel Salazar died September 25, 2004. He was born March 14, 1924 in LaCoste, TX to Luis Salazar and Apolonia Rangel Salazar. Survivors include his wife, Aurora Salazar; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Marta Salazar of La Coste, and Abel and Mary Jane Salazar of Castroville; a sister and brother-in-law, Margarita and Chano Haro of San Antonio; a brother and sister-in-law, Eulojio and Hilda Salazar of San Antonio; his grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Juan, Alejandro, and David Salazar; and a sister, Luisa Cueller. 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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SALDANA, Ambrosia
NIXON, TEXAS: Ambrosia Saldana, 60, died August 25, 2007 in San Antonio. She was born December 8, 1946 in Gonzales County, TX. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert Marmolejo Saldana; three children, Gilbert Saldana, Jr. of Denton, and Patrick Saldana (Valerie) and Janet Saldana, all of Nixon; of Nixon; her mother, Natalia Moreno Hopper of Kingsbury; six sisters, Linda S. Picaso and Diana M. Lewis, both of Texas, and Francisca Martinez, Rose Mary Hopper, Susie L. Waymire, and Mary O. Gomez, all of Arizona; 12 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. Arrangements were handled by Finch Funeral Chapel.

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SANCHEZ, Antonia
BIG SPRING, TEXAS: Antonia A. Sanchez, 89, died March 1, 2004 at a Lubbock hospital. She was born July 13, 1914 in Winslow, AZ. She had been a Big Spring resident since 1920. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening, flowers, quilting and crocheting. She is survived by four daughters, Diamantina Sosa of Odessa, Olivia Salyer of San Antonio, and Edelmira S. "BiBi" Licon and Elida Chestnut, both of Lubbock; two sons, Humberto Sanchez of Odessa, and Enrique Sanchez of Big Spring; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Enrique F. Sanchez; a son, Reynaldo A. Sanchez; a brother, Manuel Garcia; and a granddaughter. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Olive Memorial Park by Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.

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SANCHEZ, Eliseo, Sr.
ASHERTON, TEXAS: Eliseo Sanchez, Sr. 85, died April 30, 2011 at Dimmit Regional Hospital in Carrizo Springs. He was born May 28, 1925 in Asherton to Julian and Encarnacion Ybarra Sanchez. He worked as a fence builder and ranch hand. He is survived by his wife, Margarita Francisca Sanchez; three sons, Eliseo M. Sanchez, Jr. of Crystal City, Carlos Sanchez of Asherton, and Richard Sanchez of Morehead, MN; three daughters, Dora Elia Asbury of Carrizo Springs, San Juana Trevino of Asherton, and Irene Bosquez of Adrian, MI; 29 grandchildren; his great-grandchildren; his great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Francisca Meza Sanchez; his parents; his brothers, Leopoldo Sanchez, Zaragosa Sanchez, Juan Sanchez, and George Sanchez; and his sisters, Isabel Suarez, Leonor Zunt, Aurora Rivera, Trinidad Garza, and Adela Vargas. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was at Guadalupe Cemetery with arrangements by Leonard Funeral Home.

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SANCHEZ, Rita
FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS: Rita Franco Sanchez, 92, died May 23, 2011 at the Pecos County Memorial Hospital in Fort Stockton. She was born April 17, 1919 in Terlingua, TX to Antonio Molinur and Valintina Chavarria Franco. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Juan Sanchez; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and nine brothers. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home.

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SANCHEZ, Virginia
KILLEEN, TEXAS: Virginia F. Sanchez, 82, died April 6, 2009 at her home. She was born August 26, 1926 in Mexia to Jose and Paula Flores. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Luisa May, Sharon Annette Sanchez, and Frances Watkins (Dewey), all of Killeen; two sons, Felix Sanchez (Marcella) of Killeen, and Ricardo Sanchez (Corina) of Fort Worth; two brothers, Raymond Flores and Leonard Flores; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Sanchez; a daughter, Linda Webb; her parents; three sisters, Isabel Foster, Eulala Perez, and Emilia Cardenas; and two brothers, Paul and Telesforo Flores. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

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SANDERS, Wilma
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS: Wilma P. Sanders, 79, died January 20, 2005. She was born February 27, 1925 to Mallie and Nellie Smith. She was a former nurse at the Decatur Hospital, and an office manager at A&E Venetian Blind Company. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, and enjoyed sports, especially softball and volleyball. She is survived by two sons, Robert Sanders of Brenham, and Jim Sanders (Davida Weinberg) of Columbia, SC; a brother, Jack Smith of Alvord; 2 grandsons; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Homer Sanders. Entombment was at Crestview Memorial Mausoleum under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.

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SATTERWHITE, Lottie
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS: Lottie Lear Satterwhite, 85, died April 1, 1998. She was born in Wichita Falls. She was a retired department manager at Perkins-Timberlake, and attended Faith Baptist Church. She was a member of the Southside Girls Club. She is survived by a son, Rev. Tom Satterwhite of De Leon; a sister, Nell Harris of Montrose, CO; a brother, Thomas McClung of Wichita Falls; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Eddie Satterwhite. Burial was at Crestview Cemetery under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home.

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SCHAUTSCHICK, Herbert W.
SERBIN, TEXAS: Herbert Walter Schautschick, 90, died July 18, 2006. He was born December 30, 1915 to Alvin and Marie Zoch Schautschick. He was a retired carpenter, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Hattie Mitschke Schautschick; two sons, Herbert Schautschick, Jr. (Lora) of Ruidoso, NM, and Kermit (Dee) Schautschick of The Woodlands; a daughter, Zelda (Russ) Richards of Missouri City; a brother-in-law, Vestin and Alma Mitschke of Serbin; two sisters-in-law, Louise Schautschick of Houston, and Sophie and Marvin Pampell of Serbin; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur, Oswalt, William, and Erwin Schautschick; and his parents. Services were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

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SCHEFFLER, Gertrude
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Gertrude M. Scheffler, 93, died July 21, 1987 at a Corpus Christi nursing home. She was born June 5, 1894 in Yorktown to Jan and Rosalia Tarenkowitz Dybowski. She was a former resident of Cuero. Survivors include a son, James Scheffler of San Antonio; a daughter, Rose Ellen Broll of Corpus Christi; a sister, Pearl Norton of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Yorktown under the direction of Oak Memorial Funeral Home.

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SCHMIDT, Sister Mary Borgia
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Sister Mary Borgia Schmidt, 85, died May 21, 1950. She was born January 16, 1895 in Trier, Germany to John and Elizabeth Schmidt. 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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SCHOEN, Jean
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Jean Schoen, 66, died July 4, 2002 at her residence. She was born January 18, 1936 in Neeleville, MO. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, and a former member of the St. Edward Altar Society. She is survived by her husband, Robert Schoen; six daughters, Vicki Fisk of Red Oak, Becky Shirley of Winnsboro, Lisa Boyd of Caraway, AR, Marie Koeneman of Springfield, MO, Cindy Rie of Hollister, MO, and Angela Murphey of Niceville, FL; a son, Jim Rie of Texarkana; three sisters, Glodean Baumgardner of Gideon, MO, Dorotha Hasting of Edgewood, IA, and Mary Shandra of Pittston, PA; four brothers, Jessie Hemby of St. Louis, Arnold Hemby of Lake City, AR, David Hemby of Colorado, and James Hemby of Rockwell, NC; 17 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Edward Catholic Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of East Funeral Home.

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SCHOENHALS, George J., Jr.
DARROUZETT, TEXAS: George Jacob Schoenhals Jr., 82, died May 12, 2010 in Darrouzett. He was born November 24, 1927 in Lipscomb County to George and Mollie Fritzler Schoenhals. He was a retired industrial engine mechanic at Northern Natural Gas with 22 years of services, and was also a farmer and rancher. He helped build grain elevators in Darrouzett, Booker, Huntoon and Follett. He enjoyed trips to Branson, MO and also attending family reunions. He is survived by his wife, Fay Robins Schoenhals; three sons and daughters-in-law, Monty and Heidi Schoenhals of Canyon, Lyndon and Carol Schoenhals of Lubbock, and Warren and Lynette Schoenhals of Laverne, OK; two sisters, Ruth Trew of Alanreed, and Esther Bruntz of Bazine, KS; two brothers, Bill Schoenhals of Meeker, CO, and Sam Schoenhals of Ridgecrest, CA; and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Helen Herbel and Katherine Mattison; and a brother, H.E. Schoenhals. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Darrouzett. Interment was at the Darrouzett Cemetery with arrangements by Good Samaritan Funeral Service.

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SCHOONOVER, Maudie
BOYD, TEXAS: Maudie Louada Schoonover, 70, died February 28, 2005 in Deactur. She is survived by her husband, Frankie; her daughters, Brenda McGuire and Cheryl McGuire, both of Fort Worth; her sons, Frankie Dewayne Schoonover (Sherry) of Decatur, Eugene Trussell of Fort Worth, and Charles Trussell (Danielle) of North Richland Hills; a brother, Orval Harris of Missouri; two sisters, Vera Barrow and Jesse Faye Golden, both of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. Interment was at the Boyd Cemetery with arrangements by Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home.

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SCHRONK, Vernon
BURLESON, TEXAS: Vernon Alton Schronk, 82, died February 13, 2012. He was born January 14, 1930 in Malone to Otto and Janie Schronk. He retired from Lockheed Martin with 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and also served in the National Guard. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Alice Schronk; a son, Kevin Schronk (Kelly); a daughter, Carol Williams; a brother, Robert Schronk (Mary); 2 grandsons; 2 step-grandsons; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service was held at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home.

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SCHUELZKY, Eva
BAYTOWN, TEXAS: Eva Schuelzky, 57, died May 5, 2005. She was born March 8, 1948 in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. She worked at the cafeteria of Ross S. Sterling High School. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Fred Schuelzky; a son, Eric R. Schuelzky of Baytown; her parents, Jose Victoriano Garcia Rodriguez and Lusia Sanchez Vargas; and her siblings, Maria L. Bryant, Rosa Garcia, Adriana Garcia, Lupe Garcia, Martha Garcia, Maria Luisa Garcia, Arturo Garcia, and Victor Garcia. Services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was cremated, and her ashes were interred in Mexico. Arrangements were handled by Navarre Funeral Home.

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SCOTT, Sterling
MIDLAND, TEXAS: Sterling Austin "Scotty" Scott, 84, died May 25, 1990 in Temple, TX. He was born September 4, 1905 in Eastland TX to James Franklin and Arah Lucinda Austin Scott. He moved to the Permian Basin area in 1935, and worked in various aspects of the oil business. He retired in 1972 as owner of EM&B Oil Field Construction Co. of Midland. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Scott of Dallas, and Myrtle Scott of Bloomington, IN; and a sister, Ila Moody of Kingsville. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Services were held at the chapel of Ellis Funeral Home in Midland.

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SCRIPTURE, Thomas
AUBREY, TEXAS: Thomas Harold Scripture, 88, died March 31, 2008. He was born April 3, 1919 in Plain Dealing, LA to Charlie Field and Addie DeMoss Scripture. He was an assistant plant engineer for the Denton State School, and attended the First Baptist Church of Denton. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Tava Jean Hardin Scripture; a daughter, Kerra Scripture Rigler of Denton; a sister, Charline Rodgers of Denton; 2 nephews; and 2 nieces. Interment was at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Denton by Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home.

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SEBASTIAN, Jerry
LEWISVILLE, TEXAS: Patricia Geraldine "Jerry" Sebastian, 80, died December 18, 2009. She was born December 17, 1929 in Drumright, OK to Harry F. Sebastian and Velma Lorene Robinson Sebastian. She was a retired teacher at Lewisville High School, and attended Northview Baptist Church. She was a volunteer with the Texas Youth Commission at Gainesville State School. A memorial service was held at Northview Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home.

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SEPULVEDA, Roman
EL PASO, TEXAS: Roman Sepulveda died November 13, 1973 at his home. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Santa Teresita Catholic Church. He was a lifelong El Paso resident. Survivors include his wife, Paz Sepulveda; three sisters, Mrs. Aurora Rosales and Mrs. Sara Garcia, both of El Paso, and Mrs. Josefina Alarcon of Elsinore, CA; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at Santa Teresita Church. Burial was at Cristo Rey Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home.

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SHANKLIN, Sorella
LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS: Sorella Shanklin, 89, died May 20, 2008. She was a former resident of Freeport. She was the daughter of Louis and Gertrude Hooper. Survivors include three sons, Sylvester Shanklin of League City, Delbert L. Shanklin (Dorothy) of Richmond, and Robert Shanklin, Jr. of Bailey's Prairie; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Ann Shanklin; and her parents. Services were held at First Missionary Baptist Church in Freeport. Interment was at Peaceful Rest Cemetery under the direction of Dixon Funeral Home.

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SHELL, Carlos
PITTSBURG, TEXAS: Carlos Shell, 94, died February 24, 2008. He was a retired manager at Arkla Gas, and attended the First Baptist Church of Pittsburg. He was a Mason and an Eagle Scout, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Joan Shell of Richmond; 3 grandchildren, Catherine Traweek, Andrew Shell, and Matthew Shell; 2 great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, W.T. "Bud" (Frances) Moody of Bonham. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Moody Shell; a son, Don Shell; and his parents. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home.

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SHELTON, Geneva
PARIS, TEXAS: Geneva Russell Shelton, 85, died February 12, 2011. She was born July 19, 1925 in Pattonville, TX to Dock and Eula Green Russell. She was a member of Oak Park Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Ray Matlock of Fort Worth, and Brenda and David Robinson of Paris; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Farrell Shelton; her parents; and a sister, Margarette Russell. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery by Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.

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SHERLEY, Georgia
OLNEY, TEXAS: Georgia Snodgrass Sherley, 85, died September 10, 2000 in Olney. She was born August 16, 1915 in Wood County, TX to the late Charles Oswald and Queen Victoria Brice Snodgrass. She formerly operated a beauty shop in Megargel and was a member of the Megargel Church of Christ, where she had served as Sunday School teacher. She is survived by three daughters, Deborah K. Sherley of Olney, Niki Collins of Knox City, and Carolyn Sue McDaniel of Seymour; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.C. Sherley; and a daughter, Peggy O. Kirkpatrick. Services were held at the Megargel Church of Christ. Interment was at the Megargel Cemetery with arrangements by Lunn Funeral Home.

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SHERWOOD, Bobbie Lynn
TYLER, TEXAS: Bobbie Lynn Sherwood, 73, died September 30, 2009. She was born June 8, 1936. She retired from Trane, and also worked at the cafeteria of Chapel Hill I.S.D. She attended Friendly Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bobby Ray Sherwood; two daughters, Kathy Wells of Tyler, and Judy Sherwood of Chico, CA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Shirley Sherwood of Rockhill, SC, and Steve and Becky Sherwood of Tyler; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Collum. Services were held at Friendly Baptist Church. Interment was at Bascom Cemetery by Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors.

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SHIELDKNIGHT, Lee
PAMPA, TEXAS: Lee Shieldknight, 75, died February 24, 1971 at Highland General Hospital. He was born July 4, 1895 in Cheyenne, OK. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad Commission, and attended St. Paul United Methodist Church. He formerly lived in Borger, White Deer and Amarillo, and had been in Pampa for over 20 years. He was a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, Annie Mauldin Shieldknight; a daughter, Mrs. Ailene Wheatly of White Deer; three sisters, Mrs. Bill Debaca, Mrs. Theodore Wunderlick, and Mrs. Thelma Craig; three brothers, Arthur, Alfred, and Carder; and a grandchild. Interment with Masonic rites was at Memory Gardens Cemetery with arrangements by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Home.

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SHIPMAN, Minnie
CHILDRESS, TEXAS: Minnie Lee Morgan Shipman, 87, died May 8, 2007 in Lubbock. She was born September 11, 1919 in Winnsboro, TX to Marcus and Willie Attaway Morgan. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting and the outdoors. Family members include two daughters, Sally Wilks (Fred) of Childress, and Charlotte Thorne of Lubbock; a sister, Jessie Forrester of Aurora, CO; 6 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; and four brothers. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at the Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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SHOFFNER, Leona
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Leona Shoffner, 84, died April 17, 1997. She was born in Letts, IA. She was a retired women's clothing tailor for 40 years, and was a deputy registrar and notary public. She was a former resident of Cottage Grove, OR, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by four daughters, Lucinda Denning of Amarillo, Suzy Gartman of Squire, MO, Wyola Herrman of Grand Junction, CO, and Betty Jorgensen of Mesa, AZ; four brothers, Lloyd Ryan of Perth, Australia, and John Ryan, Ermal Ryan, and Victor Ryan, all of Webb City, MO; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held in Carterville, MO. Cremation was by Memory Gardens Crematory with local arrangements by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors.

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SIEBER, William
ABILENE, TEXAS: William A. "Bill" Sieber, 88, died October 8, 2000 at a local nursing home. He was born December 25, 1911. He came to Abilene in 1922, and was a resident of Abilene State School for over 50 years, earning an award for a decade of meritorious performance in the workshop program there. In 1988, he moved to Care Inn of Abilene. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and its Men's Bible Class. There are no known surviving relatives. Interment was at the Abilene State School Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

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SILVA, Natalie
DALLAS, TEXAS: Natalie Silva died November 13, 2007. She was born in Dallas on August 22, 2006 to Oscar Silva and Olga Jaquelin Esquivel. She is survived by her parents; and two sisters, Jessica Esquivel of Irving, and Jasmin Esquivel of Dallas. Interment was at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens under the direction of Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.

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SILVERMAN, Harriet
TYLER, TEXAS: Harriet Arenson Silverman, 78, died December 28, 2008 at her home in Tyler. She was born in Chicago, IL on April 3, 1930 to the late Ralph and Belle Arenson. She formerly worked at Neiman-Marcus, and was a longtime Chicago resident before moving to Tyler eight years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Roxane Helstrom (Bob) of Poway, CA; a son, Dr. Mitchell Willens (Corky) of Tyler; and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Rosemont Park Cemetery in Chicago, IL. Local arrangements were handled by Stewart Family Funeral Home. Arrangements in Chicago were handled by Weinstein Funeral Home.

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SIMON, Minnie
GALVESTON, TEXAS: Minnie Simon, 77, died June 3, 1950 in Galveston. She was born July 22, 1872 in New Orleans, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Simon. Interment was at Emanu-El Cemetery in Dallas.

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SIMONS, Harold
HEREFORD, TEXAS: Harold Morgan Simons, 60, died December 4, 1999. He was born January 27, 1939 in Bonham. He was a longtime Frito Lay employee, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Martha Simons; a son, Troy Simons of Hereford; a daughter, Debbie Schweikert of North Richland Hills; his parents, Charlie and Crettie Simons of Hereford; a brother, Dewey Simons of Hereford; a sister, Linda Adams of Hereford; and a grandchild. Interment was at Restlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Rix Funeral Home.

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SLATE, Fay
DECATUR, TEXAS: Fay Slate, 80, died September 3, 2003 in Denton. She was born March 1, 1923 in Hobart, OK. She was a retired bookkeeper for Pottery Shack. She was a volunteer for the Wise County Heritage Museum, and a member of the Wives of the Lost Battalion, the DAV Auxiliary, and the Veterans' Council. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Johnson (Roger) of Mission Viejo, CA, and Deboura Halm of Las Vegas; a brother, Bob Cadenhead of Stephenville; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Pat and Joe Cadenhead of Ponder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garth Slate. Interment was at the Dallas Forth Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Coker Funeral Home.

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SLAYTON, Bobbie
LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS: Bobbie Belle Slayton, 65, died November 19, 2010. She was born January 3, 1945 in Cairo, OK to Rosa and Richard Jones. Survivors include a son, Jim Osborn (Suzie); a daughter, Stacy Grace; a stepson, Kent Slayton (Bekki); a sister, Regina Jones Ellis; 6 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deke Slayton; a brother, Richard Jones; and her parents. Arrangements were handled by Crowder Funeral Home.

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SLOVACEK, Albert
DENTON, TEXAS: Albert Arnold Slovacek, 95, died May 23, 2007. He was born October 29, 1911 to Tom and Annie Tatalek Slovacek. He worked at Braniff Airlines for 39 years in various capacities, including mechanic, crew chief, and supervisor of quality control. He is survived by a daughter, Helen McMurtry of Denton; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death his wife, Dorothy Pearl Wagner Slovacek; and a son, Wayne William Slovacek. Arrangements were handled by Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Dora
LOCKHART, TEXAS: Dora Lee Smith, 85, died May 15, 2009 at her home. She was born in Caldwell County to Ferry and Leona Spears Smith. She held a bachelor's degree from Tillotson College and a master's degree from Prairie View A&M. She was a teacher for 35 years, and taught English, home economics, and special education at Lockhart Vocational/Carver High School and the Lockhart ISD. She attended St. Mark's United Methodist Church, where she was a lay leader, worship leader, church secretary, lay delegate, and church musician. She was a member of the Caldwell County Retired Teachers' Association, the Heroines of Jericho, and the Lockhart Community Choir. She enjoyed taking community education classes, including painting, swimming, ceramics, computer and guitar courses. Survivors include a sister, Inita M. Smith of Lockhart; a nephew, John H. Smith (Ouida) of Round Rock; three aunts, Ozella Luckey of Seguin, Rosetta Scott of San Antonio, and Estella Kitchen of Corpus Christi; her former students; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Grant Smith. Services were held at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Eeds Funeral Home.

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SMITH, George E.
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: George Edward Smith, 78, died August 16, 2002 in a Duncan, OK hospital. He was born July 30, 1924 in Terrell, TX. He was a retired agent for Southern Pacific Railroad and a U.S. Air Corps veteran of World War II. He attended Walnut Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Robertson Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Darla Smith of Duncan; two sisters, Ann Huffman of Keller, and Kay Grigson of El Dorado, AR; 3 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Interment with military honors was at Hillcrest Memorial Park with arrangements by Texarkana Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Jeanette
IRVING, TEXAS: Jeanette Smith died November 9, 2007. She was born August 10, 1943 in Temple. Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Lamphere of Cadillac, MI, and Pamela Dewitt of Bedford; two sons, Dale Waters and Wendell Waters, both of Irving; two sisters, Vlasta Machalicek of Waco, and Wilma Bane of Buckholts; three brothers, Victor Simek of Rosebud, and Alford Simek and Leroy Simek, both of Waco; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and her former husband, Glenn Waters. Interment was at Waco Memorial Park under the direction of Waco Memorial Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Nephi
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Nephi N. Smith, 62, died March 12, 1962. He was born November 28, 1899 in Hearne, TX to John and Mary Nunly Smith. He was a carpenter and a veteran of World War II. He was survived by his wife. Interment was at Rosewood Park under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Ronnie
OVERTON, TEXAS: Ronnie Carlton Smith, 58, died November 4, 2009. He was born August 3, 1951 in Henderson to William and Jonnie Smith. He was a self-employed plumber and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by two sons, Shaun Smith (Demetria) of Longview, and Bill Smith (Kellyn) of Flint; a sister, Ann Johnson of Longview; the mother of his children, Donna Smith of Henderson; and 7 seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arrangements were handled by Crawford-A.Crim Funeral Home.

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SMITH, William T.
DALLAS, TEXAS: William Thomas Smith, 80, died March 7, 2004. He was born November 12, 1923 in Harrell, AR to Nead Thomas and Birdie Lenora Smith. He worked for International Harvester Corp. with 35 years of service, and was a regional comptroller. He had worked in Peoria, IL, Little Rock, AR, Charlotte, NC and Dallas. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, and had attended Arkansas A&M College. He was a member of Northlake Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret L. Deal Smith; three sons, Greg (Tammy), Tom (Judy), and Barry; 5 grandchildren; and his friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Mae Smith. Interment was at Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Restland Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Woodrow Wilson
PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS: Woodrow Wilson Smith died February 2, 2010. He was born December 12, 1919 in Big Springs, OK to William Joseph and Lula Blanche Mason Smith. He was a World War II veteran, and served in the South Pacific. He was a former resident of Holdenville, and also lived in the Austin and Houston areas. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Martha Florence Gentry Smith; two sons, Ronnie Smith of Pflugerville, and Barney Smith (Norma) of Houston; three daughters, Julie Petrus (Kevin) of Pflugerville, Susan Deason (Therman) of Georgetown, and Lena Davis (Joel) of Kyle; a sister, Norma Moses of Hurst; and two brothers, William "Dub" Smith of Oklahoma City, OK, and Glen Smith of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Jane; and his parents. Interment with military honors was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Cook Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home.

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SOJOURNER, Janet
SNYDER, TEXAS: Janet Lee Sojourner, 56, died November 19, 1999 at her home. She was born August 25, 1943. She was an interior decorator, and also an oil and gas analyst. She moved to Snyder in 1989. She is survived by a daughter, Shanna Viola of Abilene; a son, Michael Sean of Tucson, AZ; a sister, Sandra West of Snyder; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Hillside Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

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SOLIS, Cruzita
McALLEN, TEXAS: Cruzita H. Solis, 68, died September 28, 2008. She was born September 22, 1940 in Mexico to Pedro and Refugia Hernandez. She had been a resident of McAllen for 46 years. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. She is survived by a daughter, Aida (David) Moreno of McAllen; three sons, David (Linda) Solis of Houston, and Hector (Cindy) Solis and Ricardo (Cyndi) Solis, all of McAllen; two sisters, Imelda Solis and Lupita Mireles, both of Alamo; two brothers, Heralio Hernandez of San Juan, and Baldemar Hernandez of Hobart, OK; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abram Solis; her parents; two sisters, and four brothers. Services were held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Interment was at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens by Memorial Funeral Home.

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SONNICHSEN, Mary
EL PASO, TEXAS: Mary Hults Sonnichsen, 90, died September 21, 1971. She was born December 9, 1880 in Sac County, IA. She formerly lived in Minnesota, where she and her husband farmed. She had been an El Paso area resident for 21 years, and was a Seventh-day Adventist. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Charles L. Sonnichsen, and Dr. Harold Sonnichsen; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Matthew Sonnichsen; and a son. Arrangements were handled by Kaster and Maxon Funeral Home.

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SONSEL, Henry
MOULTON, TEXAS: Henry Sonsel, 100, died August 25, 1975. He was born May 15, 1875 in Colorado County, TX. He was a retired farmer, and was a longtime Moulton resident. Survivors include two sons, Herman and Harry Sonsel; a daughter, Mrs. Emil Laque; a sister, Mrs. R.J. Gloger; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Anderle Sonsel; and an infant son, Arthur. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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SORIA, Manuel, Sr.
COMANCHE, TEXAS: Manuel Soria, Sr. died December 10, 2010. He was born March 26, 1966. Survivors include his wife, Maria Soria; two sons, Alex Soria and Manuel Soria, Jr., both of Comanche; a daughter, Christina Soria of Comanche; three brothers, Alfonso, Ramon, and Juan; and five sisters, Felecetis, Abelina, Carmela, Socorro, and Lus. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery by Comanche Funeral Home.

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SOTO, Felix
RUNGE, TEXAS: Felix Soto, 75, died March 8, 2009 in Karnes City. He was born March 31, 1933 in Karnes County to Dolores Soto, Sr. and Francisca Guerra Soto. Survivors include a sister, Estefanita Rivas; and four brothers, Dolores Soto, Jr., Libardo Soto, Edward Soto, and Nicolas Soto. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Trino Soto. Services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment was at the Runge Cemetery under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home.

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SPERANDIO, Sister Mary Leonilla
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS: Sr. Mary Leonilla Sperandio, 61, died July 23, 1958. She was born May 23, 1897 to Frank and Assunta Ceco Sperandio. She was a nun, and served as a hospital accountant. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home.

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SPILLER, Dorothy
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Dorothy Spiller died June 22, 2010. She was born July 5, 1913. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Spiller. Services were held at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. Interment was at the Houston National Cemetery under the direction of McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home.

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SPRINGER, Margaret
RICHARDSON, TEXAS: Margaret Springer, 88, died September 23, 2010. She was born in Dumas, AR on April 8, 1922. She was a resident of Richardson for nearly 40 years, and was member of the Richardson Book Reviewers' Club and the Estates North Garden Club. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Harper; a son, Don Springer; 4 grandchildren; and twin great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William A. "Bill" Springer, Sr.; and an infant son, William A. Springer, Jr. Interment was at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Sparkman Funeral Home.

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STANFORD, Robert
KINGSLAND, TEXAS: Robert W. Stanford, 57, died August 26, 1992 in Texas. He was born November 15, 1934 in Mathis, TX. He was a former resident of Casa Grande, AZ, and lived there for over 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Aline Stanford; four sons, Charles, Robert E., Mark and Jim Stanford; his mother, Vallie Stanford; three sisters, Virginia Cupps, Dorothy Tison, and Roberta Roberts; and two brothers, Raymond Stanford and Donald Stanford. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Troy Stanford; and his father, Robert E. Stanford.

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STANISLAV, Anita
PARKER, TEXAS: Anita Louise Stanislav, 75, died January 28, 2007 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She was born September 22, 1931 in Cat Springs, TX to Herman and Vivian Furr Nitschke. She was a graduate of the Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Waco. She worked at the VA Hospital in Temple, and Dallas Presbyterian Hospital. She was a founding member of the Parker Women's Club. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Leonard R. Stanislav; her children, Monica (David), Mark (Annette), Paul, Terry (Debra), and Chad (Stacey); 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in West, TX under the direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home.

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STAUFFER, Mildred
MALAKOFF, TEXAS: Mildred Jane Stauffer, 88, died November 14, 2009 in Dallas. She was born June 22, 1921 in Chester, PA to Joseph and Mae Guy. She was a medical technician in the Women's Army Corps from 1945 to 1946, and was a secretary for the Virginia Barrel Company. She was an auxiliary volunteer at the hospital. She is survived by a son, Dale Richards; a brother, Joseph Earl Guy; a grandson; 3 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Stauffer; her parents; and two sisters, Olive Washington and Della Freeman. Interment was at Sarasota Memorial Park in Sarasota, FL.

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STEELE, Renee
PAMPA, TEXAS: Renee M. Steele, 78, died January 18, 2011. She was born April 14, 1932 in Tipton, OK. She had been living in Pampa since 1957. She is survived by a son, Preston Steele of Pampa; four sisters, Bonnie Whittney, LaWanda Lam, Mary Grounds, and Peggy French; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery with arrangements by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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STEPHENS, Estal
AMARILLO, TEXAS: Estal Stephens, 89, died January 17, 2007. He was born October 24, 1917. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, 82nd Airborne, with 19 years of service. There were no known surviving family members. He was cared for by the staff of Vivian's Nursing Home for 9 years. Interment was at Memory Gardens Cemetery with arrangements by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors.

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STERN, Otto
WEIMAR, TEXAS: Otto Stern, 66, died June 5, 1975 at his residence. He was born September 13, 1908 in Frelsburg to Julius and Elfrieda Hahn Stern. He was a farmer and also worked at Kasper Meat Market. He also formerly worked for the city. He was unmarried. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Wanjura and Mrs. Bennie Walzel; and five brothers, Louis, Erwin, Adalbert, Walter and Herbert. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Emil and Robert Stern; and two sisters, Mrs. George Johnson and Mrs. Emil Frank. Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Hubbard Funeral Chapel.

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STEWART, Margaret
TRINITY, TEXAS: Margaret Stewart, 76, died July 26, 2008 in Conroe, TX. She was born September 13, 1931. She was a member of Calallen Baptist Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She is survived by her husband, James "Jimmy" Stewart; her children, Tim Stewart, James Stewart III, Sheila Hinchee, James Laird, and Patricia Daniels; 4 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Steve Laird. Arrangements were handled by Groveton Funeral Home.

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STONE, Lillian
FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS: Lillian Avant Stone, 85, died December 28, 2007. She was born October 28, 1922 to Theodore and Inez Patterson Avant. She was a nurse at the Dilley Hospital, and in San Antonio. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Teltschik of Kerrville; three sons, Timothy Stone (Kathy) of Dilley, James Stone (Sandra) of Pearsall, and Thomas Stone of Caldwell; her nieces and nephews; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Dilley Cemetery with arrangements by Peters Funeral Home.

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STRACENER, Mary
SEMINOLE, TEXAS: Mary Madge Stracener, 84, died May 26, 2007 at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole. She was born October 1, 1922 in Lone Oak, TX. She had been a Seminole resident since 1952, and formerly lived in Carlsbad, NM. She was a Christian. Survivors include her husband, Paul S. Stracener; a daughter, Ketecia Stokes of Breckenridge; three sons, Roy, Carl, and Paul Lee Stracener, all of Odessa; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery by Boyer Funeral Home.

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STRACKBEIN, Anna
NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS: Anna Strackbein, 87, died April 9, 1973. She was born in Germany on December 27, 1885 to Karl and Bertha Muehler Kroll. Survivors include two sons, Robert Strackbein of Kingsbury and Edwin Strackbein of Harper; a daughter, Clara Hanson of San Antonio; two brothers, Karl Kroll of Spring Branch, and Frank Kroll of Harper; three sisters, Margaret O(?), Emma Strackbein of Doss, and Marth Loeffler of Mason; 6 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Strackbein; a son, Alvin Strackbein; and a sister, Hulda Dittmar. Interment was at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with arrangements by Zoeller Funeral Home. Note: Some of the survivors' names were difficult to read.

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STRAIN, Karen
GALVESTON, TEXAS: Karen Kay Strain, 63, died May 18, 2010. She was born December 31, 1946 to James W. Koch and Geraldine Gaidry Koch. She worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for over 25 years, and attended St. Patrick Catholic Church. She is survived by a daughter, Shelley Strain-Salisbury and husband Blinn Salisbury III of Westminster, MD; a son, Brook J. Strain and Marla Santini of Kemah; a sister, Diane Aymes of Galveston; 3 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

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STRATTON, Frances
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS: Frances Hess Stratton, 49, died May 19, 2004 at North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills. She was born June 26, 1954 in Muenster, TX to Arnold and Bonnie Hess. She was a registered nurse and a graduate of Grayson County College. She worked at several hospitals, including Parkland Hospital and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, both in Dallas. She was head nurse in the cardiac care ward at Clear Lake Hospital in Houston, and later worked for Harris Methodist Hospital Downtown in Fort Worth. She is survived by her husband, Paul A. Stratton. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery with arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home.

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SUGAREK, Isabel
BEEVILLE, TEXAS: Isabel M. Sugarek, 84, died January 27, 1999. She was born November 20, 1914 in Yorktown to the late Frank and Pauline Kolodzey Matejek. She was a retired teacher, and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. She is survived by a son, Frank Sugarek of Beeville; two daughters, Paula S. Marchak of Refugio, and Susan Sugarek of Austin; three sisters, Ruth Poth, Adele Smith, and Catherine Sugarek; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. Sugarek. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore under the direction of Galloway and Sons Funeral Home.

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SULLIVAN, Ludie
TEXARKANA, TEXAS: Ludie Marie Sullivan, 87, died August 30, 2011 at a local hospital. She was born March 28, 1924 in Texarkana, AR. She was a retired beautician, and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Wake Village. Survivors include a sister, Barbara Johnson of Texarkana, TX; a niece; a nephew; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Evan G. Sullivan. Services were held at the Church of God of Prophecy in Wake Village. Arrangements were handled by Texarkana Funeral Home.

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SUTHERLAND, J.D.
MEDINA, TEXAS: J.D. Sutherland, 78, died July 28, 1941 at his residence. He was born September 1, 1862 in Bandera County, TX. He was survived by his wife, Margaret Sutherland; three sons, J.A., G.G., and D.L. Sutherland; four daughters, Mrs. H.L. Smith, Mrs. H.B. Jonas, Mr. S.J. Chiode, and Mrs. Frank Lane; four sisters, Mrs. Juletta Nevoort, Mrs. Maud Bradford, Mrs. D.S. Palmer, and Mrs. N.V. Braley; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Medina Baptist Church. Interment was at Baker Cemetery with arrangements by Smith Funeral Home.

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SWARTZ, Gordon
GROVES, TEXAS: Gordon V. "Gus" Swartz, 84, died May 5, 1983 at his residence. He was a native of Sioux Falls, SD. He had worked in sales with both Proctor and Gamble and Associated Growers, and was a veteran of World War I. He was a Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Port Arthur. Survivors include his wife, Margaret A. Swartz; and a nephew. Services were held at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Port Arthur. Interment was at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Port Arthur by Nunnelly-Stanley-Stickley Funeral Home.

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SWETNAM, Billie
GRAHAM, TEXAS: Billie June Swetnam, 71, died May 8, 1998 at her residence. She was born April 25, 1927 in Shannon. She was a bailiff for the District Court in Graham, and was of the Baptist faith. She had moved to Graham in 1951. She is survived by her husband, George R. Swetnam, Jr.; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Cottonwood Cemetery in Bryson under the direction of McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home.

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SWINNEY, Nelda
TYLER, TEXAS: Nelda Swinney, 81, died December 21, 2008, in Tyler. She was born December 15, 1927 in Brownwood to Raymond and Birdie Doll Matlock. She was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church, and had been a resident of Tyler since 1975. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Longino (Jeff) of Bullard, and Melissa Shew (Brian) of Lewisville; two sisters, Tresa Spriggs of San Antonio, and Patsy Little (Arthur) of Brownwood; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Jack Harold Wilson and Delton Ray Swinney; and her parents. Interment was at Jenkins Springs Cemetery in Brownwood with arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home.

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