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Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Obituaries

Nannie Lois Smith
ABILENE-- Nannie Lois Smith,95, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002. A private memorial service will be held in Madison, Alabama.

She was born in Texas July 1, 1907 and lived in Abilene until moving to Madison, Alabama in 1988.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otha O. Smith and survivors include four daughters, Frances Gillis, Midwest City, OK, Jean Hall, Midland, TX, Margaret Grant, Madison, Al, Mary Barthelemy, Abilene, TX and one living sister Kathryn Venable of Atascadero, CA. 15 grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren.

Mr. Fernando "Freddy" Diaz
COLORADO CITY-- Mr. Fernando "Freddy" Diaz, 44, died Sunday, March 10, 2002 in an Abilene hospital. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Catholic Church with Father David Espitia officiating, burial will follow in the Mitchell County Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Mr. Diaz was born on April 25, 1957 in Loraine to Ernesto and Celia Diaz. He was a construction worker, a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and a life long Mitchell County resident.

He is survived by his mother, Celia Diaz of Colorado City; one son, Billy Diaz of Colorado City; one daughter, Sandy Diaz of Colorado City; one grandchild; three sisters, Cecilia Garcia, Alice Diaz and Delia Diaz all of Colorado City; six brothers, Frank Diaz of Sweetwater, Ernest Diaz, Jr. of Colorado City, Bobby Diaz of Colorado City, Eddy Diaz of Colorado City, and Sunny Diaz of Houston. He was preceded in death by father, Ernesto Diaz and one brother, Joe Diaz.

Kevin Doyle Rice
Kevin Doyle Rice, age four months, died Sunday at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jody Forbus officiating. Interment will be in Parker Cemetery in Comanche County.
Kevin was born on October 19, 2001 in Eastland.

He is survived by his parents, Zach and April Rice of Carbon; two brothers Nathan and Brett Rice of Carbon; paternal grandparents, Rosanna Shannon of Olden and Robert Rice of Eastland; maternal grandparents, Doyle and Ellen Parker of Gorman and Tommy Rice of Wickett; Maternal great-grandparents, Weldon and Mozelle Harris of Carbon and Bob and Pat Walton of Olden.

Mrs. Beatrice Lee
LORAINE-- Mrs. Beatrice Lee, 91, died Tuesday morning in a local care center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Lightfoot Church of Christ in Loraine. Burial will follow in the Loraine Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lee was born July21, 1910 in Paris, Texas to James E. and Sarah Moore Hindman and had been a resident of Mitchell County since 1929. She married Olan Edward Lee on July 22, 1950 in Sweetwater. He preceded her in death on October 13, 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by three daughters, Billie Jewel Ruterford of Lubbock, Texas, Mary Laverne Cox of Summerville, Texas and jean Johnson of Spur, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Clifton of Loraine; two sisters, Vada Phillips of Lajunta, CO and Elleda Young of Austin; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Arlon Moore
RANGER-- Arlon Moore, 80, formerly of Strawn, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2002 at Eastland Hospital. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Marion Cemetery with Rev. Michael Orsini officiating under direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Moore; children, Robert T. Moore, Randy Moore, Jackie Nail, Dorothy and Albert Lee Ellis, T.J. Nail, Jimmy Nail, Eugene Nail, and Doyle Bruce Nail; several grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Frances Jeannette Holloway Veazey
SOUTHLAKE -- Frances Jannette Holloway Veazey, 69, died in her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 10, 2002, after a year-long battle with multiple myeloma. Graveside: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002 Dallas/ Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. The family will receive friends and family from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at Martin Thompson Funeral Home, 224 East College Street, Grapevine. The family requests that memorials be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Ste. 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607, Tel: 818.487.7455, or other charity of their choice.

A loving daughter, wife, and mother, Mrs. Veazey was born in Spur, Texas on April 14, 1932 to William Abb and Bera Mae Holloway. She graduated from Spur High School and later attended Hardin-Simmons College in Abilene, where she met and married Perkins Veazey in 1950. Mrs. Veazey later obtained both her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from Texas Tech University. Mrs. Veazey taught elementary school for more than 20 years at schools in Lubbock, San Antonio and Irving before retiring.

The family wished to thank Dr. Randall Davis and the staff at Texas Oncology P.A. and the staff at Odyssey Hospice of Fort Worth for their compassionate care of Mrs. Veazey during her illness.

Mrs. Veazey was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Doyle Holloway, Calvin B. Holloway, Harvey Bryant Holloway and Glenn Dwayne Holloway.

Survivors include husband of 51 years, Perkins Veazey; sons, Randolph Bryant and wife, Debra of Waco, Rhad Brady Veazey and wife, Kathryn of Paradise; daughter, D. LaRue Corbin and husband, Arnold of Southlake; grandchildren, John Bryant Veazey and wife, Natalia of London, England, Brandi Jo Gitcho and husband, Greg of Dallas, Anna Jannette Veazey of Sherman, Frances Belle Veazey of Paradise, and Alexander Preston Corbin of Southlake; great-grandchild, Roark Alexander Veazey of London, England; sisters and brothers, Mozelle Thomas of Abilene, Lois Lusko of Abilene, Jean Jones of Littleton, Colorado, Jane Colburn of Quitman, Max Holloway of Alvord; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Martin Thompson Funeral Home Grapevine, (817) 421-8550

Patricia Louise Sandefer Ridley
BRECKENRIDGE-- Patricia Louise Sandefer Ridley, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002, after a long illness. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Abilene at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2002. Private graveside services will be held on Friday as well at the Breckenridge Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 7610 N. Sternmons Freeway, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75247; or to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bishop, 8 Trafalgar, from 4 to 6 p.m.

She was born August 9, 1924 to J.D. Sandefer, Jr. and Carrie Lynn Bates Sandefer. She loved her family and children with a special joy. She was happiest helping others and was lovingly known as "Mama Pat" by many children and adults. She showed the meaning of kindness. She will be greatly missed.

She graduated from Breckenridge High School and attended Arlington Hall in Arlington, VA and Hardin Simmons University, where her grandfather, J.D. was president. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Abilene and a member of Sunday School classes.
She is survived by her husband, J.K. "Buck" Ridley of Abilene; her daughter, Jill and husband Scott Bishop of Abilene; and her two sons, Jack Ridley, Jr. of Dallas and Davis Sandefer Ridley and wife Mary Flo Ridley of Dallas; and her five grandchildren, Meredith Bishop, Matt Bishop, Meg Ridley and Davis Ridley. Additionally, she is survived by her brother, J.D. Sandefer, III of Houston. She was predeceased by her sister, Marylyn Sandefer Arnot of Breckenridge.

Evelyn Pruitt Ulmer
SAGERTON-- Evelyn Ulmer, 85, died Monday at a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sagerton Methodist Church with Rev. Tommy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery at Sagerton, Texas under the direction of Tankersley Funeral Home.

Evelyn was born September 27, 1916 in Turnersville, Texas to Jesse and Allie Pruitt. She was the youngest of nine siblings. Ev married Alvin Ulmer on April 22, 1939, and they have been residents of the Sagerton community since 1941. Ev was a member of the Sagerton Methodist Church and a lifelong Methodist. She was a charter member of the Sagerton Hobby Club, and was actively involved in the Sagerton Community Center, which selected her Woman of the Year in 1984. As well as helping operate the family farm, Ev was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, as well as a friend to all.

She is survived by her husband Alvin of Sagerton; one daughter-in- law, Mary Ulmer of Seguin, Texas; and one daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Keith Whitaker of Meeker, Colorado; three grandsons, Brad and wife Dora Ulmer of Seabrook, Texas, Mark Ulmer of Houston, Texas, and Kyle and wife Sherry Whitaker of Eagle, Colorado; two granddaughters, Paige and husband Mark Stockard of Katy, Texas and Stacey husband and Jim Burke of Meeker, Colorado; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Gilcrease of Metarie, LA. A son, Winston, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers will be Brad Ulmer, Mark Ulmer, Kyle Whitaker, Mark Stockard, Jim Burke, and Kevin Meier. The Sagerton Hobby Club members will serve as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the Sagerton United Methodist Church or the Sagerton (Fairview) Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Addie Mae McClendon
Addie Mae McClendon, 90, of Abilene, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at a local care center. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with Rev. Paul Bauernfeind and Dr. Cyril Stone officiating. Burial will be in Ericksdahl Cemetery.

Mrs. McClendon was born on September 3, 1911, in Coleman, Texas. She was a graduate of Coleman High School and attended Texas Weslyan College in Fort Worth. She worked as a bookkeeper for General Motors, retiring after 30 years.

She married Jack W. McClendon in Stamford, Texas on July 25, 1969, and moved to Abilene from Stamford that same year. Mrs. McClendon was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Abilene and held a three time life membership in the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband Jack W. McClendon of Abilene; daughters, Jacqueline Plott of Dallas, Lucy Temple of Abilene, and Nancy Cox of Atlanta, Georgia; a sister, Jewel Zimmerman of Keller, TX; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, G.K. Redding and Chora Ledora Pearson; a brother; and three sisters.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 542 Hickory.

Minnie Lee Johnston
Minnie Lee Johnston, 83, of Abilene, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at a local medical center. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with Jeff Pleasant officiating. Graveside rites will be 10 a.m. Friday in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso.

Mrs. Johnston was born on December 30, 1918, in Corsicana, Texas. She retired after working for over 20 years as a medical records clerk for William Beaumont Hospital in El Paso. She moved to Abilene from Oklahoma City, OK in 1989.

Mrs. Johnston was a member of First Baptist Church in Abilene, and a former member of Mountain View Baptist Church in El Paso. She was a member of American Business Women's Association in El Paso, and The White Shrine and Mizpah Shrine #4.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin "Johnnie" Johnston, in June, 1980; her parents; and two brothers.

Survivors include a son, Elvin Paul Johnston of Albany, and three grandchildren, Bobbie Johnston, Zane Johnston, and Leif Johnston.
Honorary pallbearers will be Denney Faith, Russell Lucas, Rod Britting, Edward Morales, John Tate, and Bob Davis.

Memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, TX 79604.

Helen Patterson Anthony
Helen Patterson Anthony, 87, a longtime Abilene resident and educator, died Saturday, March 9, 2002 at a local medical center.

Mrs. Anthony was born in Blossburg, Alabama on August 29, 1914 to the late Otto Fischer and Lela Lawrence Fischer. She was a 1930 graduate of Riverside High School in Decatur, Ala., and received a B.S. Degree from Florence State Teachers College in Florence, Ala., in 1934. She received a Master of Education Degree from McMurry College (now McMurry University) in Abilene in 1955.

Helen came to Abilene in 1950 from New Orleans, LA, when her late husband, Lorenzo Dow Patterson III, was an air traffic controller with the FAA. They were married on June 11, 1938 in Decatur, Ala. He preceded her in death on December 3, 1965. She married J. Malcolm Anthony in Abilene on November 26, 1970.

Mrs. Anthony taught for 24 years in the Abilene Independent School District, first at North Park Elementary and later at Crockett Elementary School, retiring in 1974. Previously she taught five years at Gordon Bibb School in Decatur, Ala.

Mrs. Anthony was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Abilene and a member of the Homebuilders Class. She was an Emeritus Member of the Abilene Woman's Club, and a member of the Seago Circle of United Methodist Women, AARP, and local, state, and national Retired Teachers Associations. She was a former member of Sorosis Club and the Zeta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Sponsored by the Abilene P.T.A. Associations and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, she was honored as A.I.S.D.'s "Teacher of the Year" for upper elementary grades for the 1962-63 school year.

In addition to her parents and her first husband, Mrs. Anthony was preceded in death by a brother, Otto Fischer, Jr., and a grandson, Lorenzo Dow Patterson, V. (September, 1987.)

Survivors include her husband, Malcolm of Abilene; a son, Lorenzo Dow Patterson, IV and his wife, Jane Lancaser of San Antonio; a stepson, Jack M. Anthony, Jr. of Dallas; a stepdaughter, Jane Anthony Campbell and her husband, Larry, of Tempe, AZ; a sister, Mary Fischer Fuller of Decatur, Ala.; and two grandsons, Kit Russell Patterson and his wife, Jill of Fredericksburg, TX, a John Sky Patterson of San Antonio. She is also survived by four step- granddaughters, Laurie Campbell Lange and her husband, Brian of Phoenix, AZ, Carrie Campbell Gale and her husband, Jon of Gilbert, AZ, Ellen Anthony Moore and her husband, Christopher of New York, NY, and Jill Anthony of Austin; six great-grandchildren, Kit Russell Patterson, II, Emmalyne Marie Patterson, Nicholas Lange, Elise Claire Lange, Hillary Gale, and Grant Anthony Gale; a niece, Donna Fuller of New York, NY; and a nephew, Otto Fischer, III of Wichita, KS.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 15, in Elmwood Memorial Park with Rev. Darrell Patterson officiating. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Memorials may be sent to Aldersgate United Methodist Church Permanent Endowment Fund, 1741 Sayles Blvd, Abilene, TX 79605, or the Hospice of the Big County, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 542 Hickory.

Fae Dempsey
Fae Dempsey, 84, of Abilene, died Monday, March 11, 2002, at a local nursing center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Elmwood Memorial Park with Don Cauble officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

She was born on July 23, 1917 in Hamilton County, TX, and married Robert A. 'Bob' Dempsey in Childress, TX on June 30, 1940. She moved to Abilene in 1953. Mrs. Dempsey was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Abilene. Bridge was her passion, and it all began in 1933. A duplicate player, she attained life master status in the American Contract Bridge League in 1976.

Fae was preceded in death by her husband, R.S. 'Bob' Dempsey, on February 21, 1982, and her son, Duane Dempsey, on August 15, 1980. Survivors include a granddaughter, Melanie Woods and husband, Steve, of Durham, NC; a grandson, Curtis Dempsey, of North Carolina; a great-grandson, Keith Woods; and a niece, Jo Harris, of Dallas.

Mary L. Langdon
RANGER-- Mary L. Langdon, 93, passed away Monday at Eastland Memorial Hospital. Services are 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Mesquite and Rusk Street Church of Christ with Ken Evans officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Millsap, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Ranger.

Mrs. Langdon was born on December 22, 1908 in Hamby, Texas to Eli and Willie Odom (Connally) Philley. She resided in Breckenridge until moving to Ranger in 1991. She married Joe Langdon on October 17, 1925 in Abilene and he preceded her in death in 1976. She was a housewife and mother. She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ and a faithful worker of World Bible School in Breckenridge until her health declined.

Mrs. Langdon's survivors include one son, Joe Dale and wife Margaret Langdon of Edgewood, NM; one daughter, Peggy and husband Oral Fox of Ranger; one brother, E. David Philley of Houston; one sister, Alice Holdridge of Houston; grandchildren, Mark Fox of Aledo, Lynn Fox of San Angelo, Shelia Chapman of Plano, and Melissa Green of Arlington; stepgrandchildren, Ron Craig of Virginia, Ray Rumer of Fort Worth, Rick Rumer of College Station, and Evan Craig of Virginia; great-grandchildren, Mark Fox, Jr., Chad Fox, Lance Fox, Chris Chapman, and Casey Chapman; great-great-grandchildren, Mason and Haley Fox; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Stacy and Louise Bogart.

Minnie L. Davis
SWEETWATER-- Minnie L. Davis, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at Rolling Plains Hospital in Sweetwater. Mrs. Davis will lie in state at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater until Wednesday evening 9 p.m. Services will be Thursday March 14, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Methodist United Church in Cross Roads, TX, near Malakoff, TX. Interment will be at the Post Oak Cemetery at Cross Roads, TX. She was a member of First Christian Church in Sweetwater and had lived in Sweetwater since the 1950's.

Survivors include her son, Charles Harrison of Tomball, TX, three daughters, Lanell Lee, Edna Linder, and Gloria Burnett all of Sweetwater; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Charles Allen Shipp
ROTAN-- Charles Allen Shipp, 74, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 in the VA Hospital in Big Spring, Texas. Services will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Rotan with Dutch Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverdale Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee Funeral Home.

Mr. Shipp was born September 11, 1927 in Kent County to Vollie and Sarah (Reynolds) Shipp. He later married Henry Annie "Biddie" Butler on December 17, 1949 in Rotan, Texas. He was a well known rancher in the area and was a member of the Stockholder's Roping and Old Timer's Roping. He won numerous buckles and trophies as well as four saddles in his riding career. Mr. Shipp worked for the Spires Ranch for 22 years. He is known for training cutting horses and steer roping. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1948.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years; two sons, Vollie Dean Shipp of Fluvanna, Texas and Charles Raygene Shipp of Roby, Texas; one sister, Judy Adkins of Rotan, Texas; three brothers, Dean Shipp of Friona, Texas, Delbert Shipp of Seminole, Texas, and Buddy Shipp of Memphis, Texas; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Shipp is preceded in death by his parents.

Dennis L. Gleason
ABILENE-- Dennis Gleason, 51, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at his home. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest with Reverend Scott Mayer officiating. Arrangements are being made by North's Funeral Home, 242 Orange.

Mr. Gleason was born in Odessa, Texas where he grew up. He lived in Denton, Texas then moved to Buffalo Gap in 1976. He moved to Abilene in 1981. He worked for Sunset Stages as Operations Manager for 21 years until June 2001. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Gleason in 1998.

Survivors include his dear companion, Jennalee Murry, of Abilene; two daughters, Merrilee Kenney of Abilene and Kathleen Gleason of Abilene; four grandchildren, Kylie and Tristan Kenney of Abilene, and Morgan and Will Barker of Coahoma, Texas; mother, Myrtle Gleason of Abilene; two sisters, Paula Smith of Sapulpa, OK and Beverly Shelby of Bedford, TX.

Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander, Abilene, TX 79602.

Reverend Haston Brewer
CLEBURNE-- Rev. Haston Brewer, 83, died Monday, March 11, 2002. Services are 2 p.m. today at De Leon First Baptist Church with Franklin Krause, Robert Graham and Tom Satterwhite officiating. Burial will be in De Leon Cemetery directed by Nowlin Funeral Home.

Rev. Brewer was born February 12, 1919 in Corinth, Mississippi to the late Oscar S. Brewer and Charlsie Gurley Brewer. Rev. Brewer was a retired Baptist minister having served as pastor of numerous churches in Oklahoma and Texas for 54 years; he served as chaplain of Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, retiring in 1990. He served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Burma during World War II, receiving the Bronze Star. He was a member of Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne. He was married to Mildred Jeannette Orendorff September 14, 1942 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Brewer of Cleburne; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Earl Hudgins of Wolfforth, Martha and Rocky Bunting of De Leon, Jan and Craig Beskow of Cleburne, and Sarah and Franklin Krause of San Antonio; two sisters, Geneva Bottom of Mustang, Oklahoma and Joan Harris and her husband Ed of Midlothian; six grandchildren, Jennifer Caraway and husband Clint, Brad Bunting and wife Amy, Amanda Hudgins, Michael and Matthew Krause and Joel Beskow; one great- grandson, Joshua Caraway; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Brad Bunting, Michael Krause, Matthew Krause, Joel Beskow and Clint Caraway and sons-in-law, Earl Hudgins, Craig Beskow and Rocky Bunting and honorary pallbearer Joshua Caraway.

Mr. Francisco H. Fuentes
WESTBROOK-- Mr. Francisco H. Fuentes, 56, died Monday in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services are 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with Father David Espitia officiating. Burial will follow in the Westbrook Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Mr. Fuentes was born to Maximino and Carolina Fuentes in Skidmore, Texas August 15, 1945. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, a Mitchell County resident since 1958 and he loves to spoil his grandchildren. He worked in the oilfield as a roustabout and a pumper. He married Petra Vigil in Alliance, Nebraska on July 24, 1965.

He is survived by his father, Maximino Fuentes of Skidmore, Texas; his wife of 36 years, Petra Fuentes of Westbrook; four sons, Frankie Fuentes of Ranger, Ramiro Fuentes of Westbrook, Ruben Fuentes of Westbrook, and Richard Fuentes of Big Spring; three grandchildren; two sisters, Lupe Hernandez of Schlumberg, Texas and Mary Fuentes of Colorado City; two brothers, Simon Fuentes of Skidmore and Joe Fuentes of Westbrook; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; his daughter, Jessie Fuentes-Reyna; and a brother, Maximino Fuentes, Jr.

Johnell Leverton
HAWLEY-- Johnell Leverton, 92, died Monday, March 11, 2002 at an Abilene hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawley First Baptist Church with Rev. Don Myers officiating. Burial will be in Hawley Cemetery, directed by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.

Born August 31, 1909 in Melissa, Johnell was a son of the late Henry and Ruth Ann (Stice) Leverton. He married Hazel Stubblefield February 5, 1938 in Slidell. Johnell moved to Hawley in 1955 and worked for Jones County for many years. He was a member of the Hawley First Baptist Church and was a volunteer for the Hawley Fire Department.

Survivors include one son, Johnney Leverton of Ovalo; one sister, Ruby Stone of Como; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Deloris Leverton Watts; one son, H.B. Leverton; six brothers; and two sisters.

Marita Wade
BIG SPRING-- Marita Wade, 98, died Saturday, March 9, 2002 following a long illness. Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2002 at Restlawn Mausoleum Chapel, El Paso, Texas with Rev. Doug Shelley, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Big Spring, officiating. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park in El Paso. Arrangements are by Myers and Smith Funeral Home.

She was born May 27, 1904 in Roscoe. She was the daughter of Amelia Ann McCormick Allgood and Ernest Allgood. She married Ernest Wade in 1927 in Roscoe. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1965. She lived in the Pecos-Barstow area until 1950 when moving to El Paso. In 1991 she moved from El Paso to Big Spring. She was a Baptist.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Franklin of Big Spring; one son, Tommy Wade of El Paso; one sister, Arlie Wright of Henriette, Texas; two brothers, Bill Allgood and Bob Allgood both of Barstow, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Johnny and two grandchildren, Scott and Kim.

Death Notice Obituaries

Lula Merle Black
STEPHENVILLE - Lula Merle Black died Monday, March 11, 2002. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Thursday in Dublin Liveoak Cemetery, under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

Terry Leon Bohannan
CLYDE - Terry Leon Bohannan, 65, died Monday, March 11, 2002. Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Belly Roy Boyd
RULE - Belly Roy Boyd, died Sunday, March 10, 2002. Services were Tuesday.

Albert Earl Kinman
BROWNWOOD - Albert Earl Kinman, 87, died Monday, March 11, 2002. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today in Eastlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Katherine MacDonald
COCOA, Fla. - Katherine MacDonald, 89, died Saturday, March 9, 2002. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Memory Hill Gardens, Memphis, Tenn. Local arrangements were conducted by Chambers-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Cisco.

Mary Margaret McKinney
COLORADO CITY - Mary Margaret McKinney, 76, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Services are pending with Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Nila Gray Moon
STEPHENVILLE - Nila Gray Moon, 92, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Troy Russell
SNYDER - Troy Russell, 63, died Monday, March 11, 2002. Graveside service is 2 p.m. today, under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.

Sharon Timlin
AUSTIN - Sharon Timlin, 60, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Services are pending.

Charles J. Weathersby
Charles J. Weathersby, 85, died Monday, March 11, 2002. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery, directed by North's Funeral Home.

Janie Wilson
BIG SPRING - Janie Wilson, 78, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Services are pending with Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Bobby Max Zetzman
SWEETWATER - Bobby Max Zetzman, 72, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Services are pending with McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.

Funerals Today

Frances Marion Bigelow, 84, graveside 2 p.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

CLEBURNE - The Rev. Haston Brewer, 83, 2 p.m. at De Leon First Baptist Church; burial in De Leon Cemetery.

BANGS - Ola Mae Wallace Holleman, 89, 2 p.m. at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel; burial in Bangs Cemetery.

BROWNWOOD - Albert Earl Kinman, 87, graveside at 10 a.m. in Eastlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

RANGER - Arlon Moore, 80, graveside 11 a.m. at Mount Marion Cemetery.

PRIDDY - Ray Priddy, 95, graveside 10 a.m. at Priddy Cemetery.

SNYDER - Troy Russell, graveside 2 p.m. at Snyder Cemetery.

ROTAN - Charles Allen Shipp, 74, 2 p.m. at Rotan First Baptist Church; burial in Riverdale Cemetery.

ANGLETON - Janie Covey Warmack, 73, 2 p.m. at Stacy-Wilkins Chapel; burial in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery.

Charles Weathersby, 85, graveside 2:30 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


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