Abilene Reporter News
August 9, 1977
ROSA MAE BROWN
Brady: ROSA MAE BROWN, 71, of Brady, died Saturday in Heart of Texas Memorial Hospital in Brady after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southside Chapel of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Rev. LOU BERTA WALKER will officiate. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady directed by Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Born Oct. 28, 1905 in Bryan, she lived in Brady for 47 years. She was a member of the St. James Baptist Church in Brady. Survivors include a daughter, ELLEN ANN BRADSHAW of Las Vegas, Nevada; two sons, CHARLIE of El Paso and BOOKER T. of Brady; two brothers, GUS of McCamey and Booker T. of San Antonio; three sisters, MINNIE of Brady, BIRDIE of San Antonio, and FRANKIE MITCHELL of El Paso; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
W. O. MCDONALD
Cisco: W. O “BILL” MCDONALD, 77, of Cisco, died Sunday evening of an apparent heart attack. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Cisco, directed by Holly-Rhyne Funeral Home. TRUETT BLACK, minister of Clinton Street Church of Christ, will officiate, assisted by J. B. HUDSON, minister of Cisco Church of Christ.
Born May 11, 1900 in Village, Arkansas, he had lived in Cisco one year, having lived most of his life in Abilene. He was a retired carpenter. He married JESSIE TAYLOR April 21, 1923 in Abilene. She died Aug. 11, 1976. He was a member of the Cicsco Church of Christ.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. LOUISE ROBERTS of Cross Plains, HELEN GAILE of Lake Cisco, PATTY ROBBINS of Cisco, and LUCY SHIPMAN of Kennard; six sons, T. T. of Odessa, MICHAEL R. and MERRICK N. both of Henderson, WILMER P. of Fort Worth, STEPHEN R. of Cisco and TONY with the U. S. Navy in Guam; three sisters, Mrs. FAYE PRATT of Abilene, Mrs. ETHEL EASTIS of Dallas and Mrs. ELZIE BEASELY of Yuma, Arizona; a brother E. O. MCDONALD of Abilene; 38 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. GARLEN “WILLIE” MCMINN, 69, of 2865 South 22nd, died Monday at her home after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of the Nazarene. Rev. W. L. LITTLE, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.
Born Sept. 24, 1907 in San Angelo, she moved to the Abilene area as a small child. She married GARLEN MCMINN on Nov. 24, 1928 at Eula. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her husband; three brothers, ELMER HAMPTON of Proctor, LINUEL HAMPTON of Eastland and JOHN HAMPTON of Abilene; a sister, MARY UNDERWOOD of Eastland and a niece and a nephew.
Mrs. THEMLA THOMAS
Big Spring: Services for Mr. THEMLA THOMAS, 73, of Coahoma, who died Sunday in a Big Spring Hospital, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Coahoma. Revs. GUY WHITE and MONROE TEETERS will officiate. Burial will be in the Vincent Cemetery. Pallbearers will be ROGER MCCOMAS, RONNIE MCCOMAS, ROY NEW, STEVE NEW, RANDY NEW, RONNIE NEW, FLOYD TRAWICK and CURT THOMAS.
JAMES R. “SLIM” CHILDERS, 82 of Ovalo, died Sunday in Shady Oaks Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ovalo Baptist Church. Edler FRED BOEN of the Primitive Baptist Church of Tuscola will officiate, assisted by Rev. F. R. COLE, a retired Baptist minister of Abilene. Burial will be in the Elkwood Memorial Park, directed by Fry Funeral Home of Tuscola.
Born March 14, 1895 in San Saba, he married BEULAH LANNINGHAM March 20, 1930 in Abilene. He worked in the oil fields and farmed in Callahan County until 1939 when he moved to Ovalo where he farmed until he retired because of health. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a World War I veteran.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter Mrs. FLOYD (LOYS) ALLMAND of Eastland; two sons, JOHN of Wichita Falls and TOMMY MCLEAN of White Sulfer Springs, West Virginia; five sisters, Mrs. JOHN (ALLMENDA) RIMMER and Mrs. S. H. (LOYS) VON RODER, both of Abilene; Mrs. FRANK (MARY) KENT, Mrs. DOYLE (MAY) MORROW and Mrs. J. (LYNN) PITZER, all of May; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Pallbearers will be ED GRAHAM, BUCK HARRIS, EUGENE GRAHAM, J. W. ALLMAND, ROBERT FLEMING, and CHARLES STOUT.
Rule: WILLIAM E. MALES, 83 of Rule, died Saturday in the Northwood Manor Nursing Home in Carrollton, Dallas County, after a brief illness. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Rule. Rev. DANNY JOHNSON, pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Anson, and Rev. FRANK SLATON, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rochester cemetery directed by Smith Funeral Home of Rochester.
Born Aug. 14, 1893 at Fort Smith, Arkansas, he married MATTIE FRANCES ALLEN on May 23, 1911 at Bentonville, Arkansas and they moved to Rule in 1973 from Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She preceded him in death in 1975. He was a retired grocer and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, JOE F. of Roswell, New Mexico and ALBERT ODUS of Montclair, California; a daughter, EVELYN BOURLAND of Dallas; a sister, ANN UNDERWOOD of San Antonio, 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. HAZEL JONES PARKER
Seymour: Mrs. CARL (HAZEL JONES) PARKER, 43, of Seymour, died Monday at the Seymour Hospital after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. ARTHUR TIGERI, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.
Born July 1, 1934 in Seymour, she had lived in Seymour all her life. She married Carl Parker March 9, 1961 in Seymour.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, RANDY, JIMMY and DANNY all of Seymour; two daughters ROHNDA LEATHERWOOD of Olney and RHENDA ALLS of Rotan; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. JONES of Seymour; a brother, KENNETH BOYD JONES of Elk City, Oklahoma; four sisters PEGGY BLANKENSHIP of Wichita Falls, WANDA COOK, SHIRLEY HUDDLESTON, and NANCY ROBERTSON all of Seymour and five grandchildren.
Ranger: ALVIN LEE RUDDER, 79, of Mingus, died Monday at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene where he had been a patient since June 21. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Killingsworth Funeral Home Chapel in Ranger. JIMMY COX, minister of Elliott Street Church of Christ in Breckenridge, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Born July 21, 1898 in Albany, he had lived in Mingus for 24 years. He was member of the Church of Christ in Strawn and was a retired T. & P. Oil Co. employee. His wife, GOLDIE, died Oct. 20, 1976.
Survivors include a son, ROY WILLIAM of Abilene; three daughters, Mrs. ROBERT (MAMIE) BEST of Prairieville, Louisiana, Mrs. TOM (ERMA) DODD of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Mrs. EVERETT (BOBBIE MARIE) HAWKINS of Wiggins, Colorado; two brothers, VERNE J. of Bakersfield, California, CHARLES of Andrews; two sisters Mrs. JACK (MAYMIE) SPEED and Mrs. J. B. (BOBBIE) FADE both of Ranger; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Brownwood: DAVE H. JONES, 87, of Owens, died Monday in Brownwood Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. Services will be Tuesday in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. A. L. WIGGINGTON, minister of Early Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Lost Creek Cemetery.
Born Jan. 13, 1890 in Brown County, he was a retired farmer and gardener. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He lived most of his life in Brown County.
Survivors include four daughters, ZORA LEE DUFFEY of San Angelo, ORA BURKS of Brownwood, DORA TAYLOR of May and JUANITA BURLS of Stephenville; a son LESLIE of Blanket; seven sisters, MYRTLE JENKINS of Georgetown, ROSIE WHITE of Zephyr, MARGARET MARX of Brownwood, ETHEL WHEELER of Wingate, PEARL WHITE of Coleman, DELLA PETERSON and ELLIE SNOW, both of California; a brother SIMON of Tyler; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM CROW Jr.
Brownwood: WILLIAM ALBERT CROW Jr., 56, of Brownwood, died Monday in the Brownwood Community Hospital. Services will be Wednesday in Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. BILL JOHNSON, pastor of the Melwood Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery.
Born Jan. 12, 1920 in Brownwood, he was a retired postal employee. He was in the Army in World War II. He was a member of the Melwood Baptist Church. He married PEGGY SMITH March 25, 1940 in Sansava. He had lived in Brownwood for 37 years.
Survivors include his wife, a son, Dr. JAMES. A. of Brownwood; two daughters Mrs. JACK RUTH of Brownwood and Mrs. LLOYD FORD of Bangs; his father WILLIAM ALBERT of Abilene; a half-sister Mrs. JUNE BRUNSON of California and six grandchildren.
CHARLES WAYNE DREW
Brownwood: CHARLIE WAYNE DREW, 56, of Brownwood, died Monday in his home after a sudden illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. R. J. ELKINS, pastor of Ave. D. Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery.
Born Jan. 21, 1921 in Brown County, he was a sign painter. He married VIOLET MATLOCK Nov. 10, 1945 in Brownwood. He lived in Brownwood all his life. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, MARY MCDONOUGH and DONNA LEE HALL, both of Brownwood; a son CHARLES Jr. of Brownwood; two sisters ISABELLE MCNAMEE of Brownwood and MAY RUTH GENTRY of Coleman; and three grandchildren.
Brownwood: FLORENCE AZALEA PAULEY, 91, of Zephyr, died Monday at Brownwood Community Hospital after a brief illness. Services are pending at Morelock Funeral Home.
Born June 8, 1886 in Coryell County, she had lived in Zephyr for 64 years. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She married JOSEPH W. PAULEY April 21, 1907 in Brownwood. He preceded her in death in 1969. Survivors include thee daughters, VERA HORNER of Zephyr, VERNA HORNER of Brownwood and MARIE HOPPER of Maggie, North Carolina; a sister Mrs. E. K. FRIX of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Comanche: JOE DONALD AMOS, 40, of Comanche, died Sunday at Scott & White Hospital in Temple of injuries incurred in an auto accident two weeks ago. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. KENNETH STEELE, Baptist minister, will officiate, assisted by Rev. JERRY ROSS, pastor of the Congregational Methodist Church in Comanche. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery directed by the Comanche Funeral Home.
Born Jan. 2, 1937 in Dublin, he was a welder. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He married JEAN GRUMBLES Dec. 24, 1955 in Comanche. Survivors include his wife; two sons LARRY JOE and TROY JACK, both of Comanche; three daughters DONNA JEAN of Austin, JANET and JENNY LOU, both of Comanche; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. RANSOM AMOS of Comanche; a sister JOYCE BARBOUR of Comanche; two brothers WILLIAM TROY of Weatherford and RANSOM ED of the U. S. Navy in Corpus Christi.
Pallbearers will be JAMES NELMS, MARVIN PATTERSON, ROGER HAMMOND, MICKEY HOWERTON, BILLY LOVE and J. DARRELL HARBOUR.
August 10, 1977
BEN G. MOLINA III
Santa Anna: One year old Abilene youth, BEN. G. MOLINA III, was killed early Tuesday in an one car accident 20 miles south of here. His mother LYDIA MOLINA, 23, of 2249 Green, apparently fell asleep while driving, causing her to lose control of the car. She is stable condition at Dyess AFB Hospital .
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN JOERIS of 2557 Minter Lane died at midnight in Harris Children Hospital in Fort Worth. The baby was born Monday at Anson General Hospital.
MYRTLE WALTERS, 64, of Care Inn of Abilene, died Tuesday at West Texas Medical Center. Services are pending at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. She was born in California.
Services for BARNE E. SHOEMAKER, 71, of 1774 North 11th, who died at 5 p.m. Monday of an apparent heart attack, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory. Rev. ROBERT E. BOWDEN, retired Church of God minister, will officiate, assisted by Rev. W. E. HALLENBECK, Eastland Church of God minister. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Cisco: WINNIE HENINGTON, 84, of Cisco, died Tuesday at the E. L. Graham Memorial Hospital in Cisco. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church of Cisco. Rev. JERDEN DAVIS, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery directed by Holly-Rhyne of Cisco.
Born Sept. 16, 1892 in Comanche, she married HENRY F. HENINGTON Jan. 6, 1909 in Big Spring. She lived most of her life in or near Cisco. Her husband preceded her in death in June 14, 1971. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cisco.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. CHARLES H. (MEHS) ZELLARS of Odessa and Mrs. U. L. (DEANE) KINGSBURY of Cisco; a sister Mrs. W. R. (RUBY) CARRINGTON of Cisco; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Two daughters and a son preceded her in death.
De Leon: GRALAND BENJAMIN MATHEWS Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Benjamin Mathews of De Leon, died Tuesday en route to Fort Worth. The baby was born Tuesday.
Roscoe: BESSIE MARLE FORD, 73, of Roscoe, died Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Roscoe Church of Christ. JOHN MORGAN, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Roscoe Cemetery directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Roscoe.
Born Jan. 7, 1904 in Beardstown, she was a homemaker. She married MAVLIN TRAIVS FORD Nov. 16, 1921 in Paris. They moved to Roscoe in 1924, then moved to Arizona in 1941 and back to Roscoe in 1972. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter Mrs. WILSON SMITH of Roscoe; a son, JIM FORD of Alpine, Arizona; two sisters, Mrs. WINNIE GORDON of Roscoe and Mr. LORA MAE TREADWAY of Roscoe; three brothers, D. L. PEARCE of Roscoe, FRANK PEARCE of Paris and JIMMY PEARCE of Duncan, Arizona; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be JOHN GRAY, D. S. RIGGS, HERMAN HEINE, DAVID SMITH, DON FREEMAN, and RAY DUNLAP.
Strawn: LEONARD GRAHAM, 70, of Strawn, died Sunday afternoon in Stephenville Hospital. Services were Tuesday at the Aspermont Methodist Church in Aspermont. JERRY SPEERS of Ranger officiated. Burial was at Aspermont Cemetery.
Born Nov. 1, 1906, he was a rancher. He married VELMA MORROW Dec. 31, 1927. Survivors include his wife; a daughter BRENDA MCAFEE of Strawn; two sisters, GRACE ELLISN of Levelland and JOHNNIE JONES of Midland; and several nieces and nephews.
W. Q. CASEY
Muleshoe: W. Q. CASEY, 74, of Muleshoe and formerly of Haskell, died Monday on arrival at West Plains Medical Center as the result of an auto accident three and a half miles east of Farwell. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Muleshoe Church of Christ. ROYCE CLAY of the Muleshoe Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be at Bailey County Memorial Park in Muleshoe, directed by Singleton-Ellis Funeral Home.
Born Oct. 15, 1902 in Santa Anna, he moved to Muleshoe from Haskell in 1949. He went to work for the Muleshoe State Bank and became its president form 1957 to December 1970. At the time of his death, he was owner and manager of the W. Q. Casey Insurance Co. Survivors include a son, J. W. of Muleshoe; a daughter BEVERLY GUNTER of Muleshoe; two sisters VERTA BROWN of Houston and IOLA BOUCHILLON of Coleman; two brothers AUDRIA and IRVIN, both of Coleman; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. RICHARD (PAULA DEE) LAICK
Big Spring: Mrs. RICHARD (PAULA DEE) LAICK, 31, of San Antonio, died Sunday in a San Antonio hospital after a brief illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Webb AFB Chapel. Rev. FRANK ANDREWS, chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Park, directed by Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home.
Born June 13, 1946 in Wichita, Kansas, she had lived in San Antonio since Janaury. She was a member of the Catholic Base Chapel at Lackland AFB. Survivors include her husband, RICHARD; three sons, RICHARD WAYNE, JUSTIN RANDALL, and JASON RUDOLPH, all of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MILLARD SMITH of Big Lake; a brother MICHAEL SMITH of Big Lake; two sisters SUSAN SMITH of Big Lake and Mrs. PAMELA AMMONETT of Haskell.
Big Spring: CATHRYN SHEPARD, 53, of Big Spring, died Saturday in a Big Spring hospital after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sims Chapel at Coleman. Rev. J. H. ROBISON of Abilene will officiate. Burial will be in Coleman City Cemetery directed by River-Welch Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 1, 1923 in Coleman, she lived in Big Spring nine years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister NETTIE LEE WINSON of Almagardo, New Mexico and a step-sister BERTHA AITMAN of Big Spring.
Brownwood: Services for FLORENCE PAULEY, 91, of Zephyr, who died Monday, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Morelock Chapel. TOMMY HART, Primitive Baptist minister from Stephenville, will officiate. Burial will be in the Zephyr Cemetery.
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