Monday, May 6, 2002
COLEMAN -- Jim Sellers,
82, died Thursday, May 2, 2002 at his home. Services will be 2
p.m. Monday in the Walker Funeral Home Chapel with David Jenkins
officiating, assisted by Rickey Rister. Burial will follow in
the Coleman City Cemetery.
Mr. Sellers was born
January 9, 1920 in Eastland to the late Solomon R. and Meedie
M. Huffman Sellers. He had lived in Coleman County 25 years and
was a retired farmer. Mr. Sellers was a veteran of WWII and a
member of the Baptist Church.
He is survived by
two daughters, Lillie Jo Oxford and Betty Jo Johnson, both of
Coleman; three sons, J.D. Sellers of Noodle, Melvin Sellers of
Abilene and Randy Aaron of Coleman; three sisters, Teddy Gilliam
and Betty Jo Simmons, both of Midland and Lucille Rudd of Olive
Hurst, California; and 15 grandchildren.
Helen Dunagan Reeves
McALLEN -- Helen
Dunagan Reeves was born April 5, 1917 to John Claiborne and Ada
Lois Hicks Dunagan in Gaines County, Texas. She passed away in
her home on May 4, 2002 in McAllen, Texas. She was preceded in
death by her parents, two brothers, Robert L. Dunagan and J. Conrad
Dunagan and her husband, Ollie M. "Bud" Reeves, Jr.
four daughters, Rebecca Ford (Jeffrey), McAllen, Texas, Judith
Heatly (Gene), Vernon, Texas, Susan Moore, Dallas, Texas and Deborah
Smith (Jerome), Virginia Beach, Virginia; and two sisters, Lorena
Jones (Poosty) Midland; Virginia Hardy (Ralph), Abilene, Texas;
and lifelong friend and sister-in-law, Kathlyn Dunagan, Monahans,
Texas. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Helen graduated from
Midland High School in 1934 and from Hardin-Simmons University
in Abilene, Texas in 1938. She attended graduate school at the
University of Texas in Austin. Helen was a dedicated first grade
teacher in Monahans, Texas for 24 years. She was active in the
First Baptist Church in Monahans and several teacher organizations.
First and foremost she was a devoted family member treasuring
those relationships above all other. She provided a vacation house
in Ruidoso, New Mexico for her children and grandchildren. "Granny
Helen" will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
will be held at the First Baptist Church in Monahans, Texas on
Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Monahans
Memorial Cemetery. Officiating at the service will be family members
Reverend Jerome Smith of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Reverend Randy
Shoulders of Cave Creek, Arizona, and Reverend Paul White of Gainesville,
Florida. Services are under the direction of Family Funeral Services/Jackie
Harkey of Monahans, TX.
may be made to the First Baptist Church, 504 S. Alice, Monahans,
TX 79756 or the Monahans Sandhills State Park, P.O. Box 387, Monahans,
Mrs. Beady Ann Nealy
COLEMAN -- Mrs. Beady
Ann Nealy Titsworth, 89, died Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Coleman
County Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the
Walker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend John Stanislaw officiating.
Burial will be in the Glen Cove Cemetery.
Mrs. Titsworth was
born January 11, 1913 in Coleman County to the late Phillip U.
Nealy and Edna E. McQueen Nealy. She was a lifetime resident of
Coleman County. She married Ralph Everett Titsworth in Valera.
He preceded her in death in 1984. She was a homemaker and a member
of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are two
sons, Marvin Everett Titsworth and Larry Neal Titsworth and wife,
Sue, all of Coleman; and three brothers, J.T. and wife, Nancy
Nealy of Clute, Olan and wife, Willie Nealy of Wills Point and
Lloyd and wife, Nell Nealy of Wacahachie.
She was preceded
in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Jessie Aline Landers
Jessie Aline Landers,
86, passed away May 4, 2002, at a local medical center.
Services will be
10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Memories, 542
Hickory with Reverend Rickie Rister officiating. Burial will follow
in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.
Mrs. Landers was
born on February 26, 1916 in Booneville, Arkansas to R.F. McCoy
and Nancy Cobb McCoy. Mrs. Landers worked at the Drake Hotel in
Mrs. Landers moved
to Abilene in 1952 from Arkansas. She married Clyde Ray Landers
in Baird, Texas on May 11, 1957. Mrs. Landers was a member of
Elmwood Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener and loved making
She was preceded
in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.
her husband, Ray Landers; four sons, Dr. Sam R. Landers and wife,
Alice Faye of Germany; John C. Landers and wife, Katherine of
Marana, AZ; Jimmy Cabe and wife, Vickie of Augusta, GA; Floyd
Cabe and wife, Betty of Jonesboro, AR; nine grandchildren; and
Memorials may be
sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 41, Abilene, Texas
Harold D. "Ace"
CISCO -- Harold D.
"Ace" Prescott passed away Saturday, May 4, 2002 at
his home after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 81.
He was with his family when he reunited with his Lord. "Ace"
was born on October 18, 1920 in Abilene, Texas to Justice and
Ruth McDougal Prescott. He attended school in Abilene, graduating
from Phoenix High School in 1939. He attended Hardin- Simmons
where he played football and was captain of the 1942 team.
After college, he
served in the Army during WWII. He was wounded at the Battle of
the Bulge. During his service to our country, he was awarded the
Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. After the war he played professional
football for the Green Bay Packers (1945-1947) and the World Champion
Philadelphia Eagles (1948-1949). "Ace" returned to Hardin-Simmons
in 1950 and received his master's degree in 1951.
Bernice Odell Bush on November 28, 1949. She preceded him in death
in 1991. "Ace" coached football for 37 years, 14 years
in high school sports at Falfurrias, Raymondville, Ranger and
Burkburnett. He then coached 23 years at Cisco Junior College
where he retired as Athletic Director in 1987. "Ace's"
greatest joy was fishing for largemouth bass, believing that the
only good lure was a 6-inch Creme Purple Worm on a Texas Rig.
a daughter, Denise Avants and husband James of Cisco; two sons,
Harold Prescott Jr. and wife Jill of Cisco, J.D. and wife Sherry
of Paradise; seven grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and
will be Wednesday at First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with
Gary Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery
under direction of Chambers-Wilcox Funeral Home. Family will be
receiving friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 5 to
Memorials may be
made to Hardin-Simmons University, Cisco Junior College or Hospice
of the Big Country.
Carter died Friday, May 3, 2002 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at
the Landmark Nursing Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery, with
Borden Manly officiating. Services will be directed by North's
Funeral Home, 242 Orange Street.
Florence Carter was
born in Lueders where she graduated from high school. She married
Leroy Carter and they moved to Abilene. Mr. Carter died in August
of 2000. Mrs. Carter graduated from (then) Abilene Commercial
College. She worked as a secretary (then) at ACC Psychology Dept.
and then as secretary at 16th & Vine Church of Christ where
she was a member for 36 years before joining Woodlawn Church of
She is survived by
her daughter, Carol Carter and a grandchild, Katherine Doherty
of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a brother-in-law, Jack Hornsby of Abilene;
and a nephew and niece, Bob and Chico Burnes of San Antonio, Texas.
Jean Hall, 92, of
Abilene went to be with her Lord early Sunday morning on May 5,
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Harpersville Cemetery
near Breckenridge with Leo Scott officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil
Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. The family will receive friends at
the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Jean was born on
January 13, 1910 in Celeste, Texas, to Will and Lula Murley. On
July 13, 1927, Jean married Thad Hall in Best, Texas, in the old
jail by a nervous minister who was performing his first wedding.
The marriage "took," lasting 53 years and producing
Jean was retired
from the credit department of Sears where she worked for many
years. She was a longtime member of Belmont Baptist Church.
Jean lived in the
Old Windsor Hotel Apartments for seven enjoyable years where,
with many friends, she had fun playing cards, listening to the
Memory Men, watching parades from her window, admiring all the
beautiful bridal parties coming and going, and most all --- dancing
in the elegant old ballroom.
Jean was a beautiful
woman who was a class act. Even as a 92-year-old great-great-grandmother,
she continued to turn heads with her elegant beauty.
She was preceded
in death by her husband and daughter, Lynn Gray.
three daughters, Dody Stovall and husband Joe of Lindale, Jan
Menkel and husband Ken of Buffalo Gap and Brook Davis and husband
Sam of Abilene; twelve grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren;
and three great-great- grandchildren.
We're going to miss
you here on earth, Gamby, but we know that Heaven is a lot sweeter
and funnier with you there. Bye, Mobber. We love you whole big!
Joseph William Wood
COLEMAN -- Joseph
William Wood, infant newborn son of Kevin and Amber Wood of Abilene,
died Friday, May 3, 2002, in Abilene. Funeral service will be
held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with
Reverend Bill Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman
Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Joseph William was
born May 3, 2002, in Abilene.
his parents, Kevin and Amber Wood of Abilene; two sisters, Ashley
Wood of Odessa and Kaitlin Wood of Abilene; one brother, Jacob
Wood of Odessa; grandparents, Nita Wood of Coleman, Mona and Dennis
Temby of Midland, Francis and Judy Kohn of Park Falls, Wisconsin;
great-grandmothers, Dona Steinacker and Marie Temby, both of Park
Falls, Wisconsin and Marjorie Kohn of San Benito, Texas; several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in
death by his grandfather, Billy Joe Wood.
will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Glenn Boggs, 49, of Albany, died Sunday, May 5, 2002. Arrangements
are pending with Morehart Mortuary.
Buster Griffin, 73, died Saturday, May 4, 2002. Graveside
services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson Cemetery, Erath County,
under the direction of Stephenville Funeral Home. Visitation is
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Wanda V. Lawson
V. Lawson, 74, died Sunday, May 5, 2002. Graveside services are
2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Coleman City Cemetery Pavilion, under the
direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Beatrice Smith, 80, died Sunday, May 5, 2002. Arrangements are
pending with Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Victor Williams, 84, died Saturday, May 4, 2002. Graveside services
are 10 a.m. today at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery, under the
direction of Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.
E. Wright Dooley, 91, 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church; burial in
Luis Alonso Duran Sr., 48, 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church;
burial in Breckenridge Cemetery.
Rosie L. Friske, 68, 1 p.m. at Cook-Walden Funeral Home Colonial
Chapel; burial in Old Round Rock Cemetery.
Mathiews Gephart, 86, graveside 11:30 a.m. at Eastland Cemetery.
Mack Hughes, 71, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church; burial in Restland
The Reverend Wayne
A. Larry Lorensen, 82, 2 p.m. at Abilene Bible Church;
burial in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Dr. Joseph Tolbert McClain, 82, 11 a.m. at Early First Baptist
Church; burial in Eastlawn Memorial Park.
McDougal McKelvy, 83, 2 p.m. at Bakker Funeral Home Chapel in
Lois Faye Meador, 88, 3 p.m. at Lake Brownwood United Methodist
Church; burial in Windham Cemetery.
C. Powledge, 94, 3 p.m. at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel;
burial in Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Charlie Joseph Snapka, 91, military graveside, 10 a.m. at Mount
Robert E. Bob Sullivan, 73, 3 p.m. at First Baptist
Church; burial in the Bates Family Cemetery in Brown County.
Wanda Kay Walton, 58, 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories, burial
in Sweetwater Cemetery.
M. Havlak Zak, 89, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial
in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
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