Tuesday, July 9,
Mitchell Ray Baird
HASKELL - Mitchell
Ray Baird, 31, died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at his family's home
in Wichita, Kansas. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m.
on Wednesday, July 10 at the Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita.
Mitch was a self-employed
maintenance man in Haskell.
his best friend, Tim Larned of Haskell; one son, Broc of Denver;
his mother, Alberta Riley of Haskell; one brother and sister-in-law,
Robert and Jackie Walker of Wichita; and one aunt, Jean Riley
Marjorie Lynn Brown
Marjorie Lynn Brown
Lacy, 85, of Cisco, died in Eastland Memorial Hospital on July
8, 2002. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cisco Church
of Christ with Larry Fitzgerald officiating. Graveside service
will be in the Cross Plains Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. directed by
Kimbrough Funeral Home.
She was born in Token,
Texas to Benjamin Franklin and Ethel Sophronia (Irby) Brown. She
was Society Editor of Rising Star Record newspaper and later worked
for LTV as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Cisco Church of Christ,
Pleasant Hill Home Demonstration Club, and Sabanna Quilting Club.
She was married to
Harlon Lacy on May 8, 1937 in Rising Star. He preceded her in
death on July 1, 1992.
Survivors are daughters,
Sylvia Lacy King and husband, Carl, of Cisco, Jacquelyn Lacy of
Austin, and Jill Lacy Frazier and husband, Robert, of Austin;
sister, Frances Colson of Arvada, Colorado; brother-in-law, Jack
Lacy of Lampasas; sister-in-law, Lenora Newton of Victoria; grandchildren,
Donna Irby, Kibb King, Ginger Lacy Gamer, Adam Frazier, Marjorie
Lacy Frazier, and eight great-grandchildren.
The family suggests
memorials to Lake Cisco Christian Camp, P.O. Box 629, Cisco, Texas
76437; or Fosters Home for Children, 1779 North Graham Street,
Stephenville, Texas 76401.
The family will be
at the funeral home from 6p.m. until 8p.m. Tuesday for visitation.
William Arlus Motley
William Arlus Motley,
84, known affectionately as "Motley" by family and friends,
was born January 30, 1918 near Clyde, Callahan County, Texas.
He died Friday, June 28, 2002 in Lake Jackson, Texas. He was the
fifth of six children of William Marshall Motley and Olive Lisman
Motley. Later the family moved to Abilene, Texas, his beloved
hometown, and he graduated from Abilene High in 1935. After high
school, Motley worked in the west Texas oil fields where he met
the love of his life Johnnie Maxine Boyd. They married in 1941
and had one child, Jolene, born in 1942.
Motley was a veteran
of World War II, enlisting in 1941. He served in England, France
and Holland and rose to the rank of Tech Sergeant. After the war,
Motley moved the family back to the oil field and later was in
private business. In the early 1950's, he joined Ethyl Corporation
in Pasadena, Texas, and remained with the company until his retirement
Maxine and Motley moved to a small farm in the community of Woodlake
in Trinity County, Texas. They loved this place and remained there
until her health failed. Maxine's sister, Ayleen Boyd Robert,
was a member of their household during these years. They moved
to Lake Jackson, Texas in 1995 to be near Jolene. The Motley's
were long time members of Pasadena, Texas First United Methodist
Church and then Groveton, Texas First United Methodist Church.
Motley was preceded
in death by wife, Maxine; sister-in-law, Ayleen Robert; his parents;
brothers, Elmer, Jasper and Zolus, who was his life long best
daughter, Jolene Motley Renfro and husband, Jim, of Lake Jackson,
Texas; grandchildren, Rebecca Renfro Grimes and husband, Eric,
of Northborough, Massachusetts, Jim Renfro III and wife, Shelly,
of Denton, Texas, and John Renfro of Houston, Texas. Great-grandchildren
are Tristan Grimes, Collin Renfro and Allison Renfro.
Other survivors include
his sisters, Hassie Motley Johnson of Weatherford, Texas, Lera
Motley Beach of Temple, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.
Motley was revered by his nieces and nephews who called him Unc.
He was known for his personal generosity when some of them were
struggling through college.
Edna Faye Hall
Edna Faye Hall, 64,
passed away Sunday, July 7, 2002 at a local hospital. Graveside
services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002 with
Reverend Don Greenway officiating at Elmwood Memorial Park under
the direction of Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Highway 277 South.
Edna Faye Reeves
began life on January 17, 1938 in Rush Springs, Oklahoma to Don
and Dessie Reeves. She moved to Abilene in 1947 where she met
Larry L. Hall. They were married in Las Vegas, Nevada on September
her husband of 45 years, Larry L. Hall of Abilene, TX; one son,
Larry L. Hall Jr. of Abilene, TX; two daughters, Gloria Dianne
Butler of Abilene and Colene Sue Henley of Winnsboro, TX; eight
grandchildren; one great-grandchild;three brothers Donald Ray
Reeves of Hawley, TX, Billy Lynn Reeves of Abilene, and Leeroy
Reeves of Eldorado, TX; and one sister, Linda Joyce Willson of
Memorials may be
made to the Taylor Jones Humane Society, 3811 North First Street,
Abilene, Texas 79605.
Elva Matilda Skiles
STAMFORD - Elva Matilda
Skiles was born August 21, 1910 to W.B. and Edna West in Owensville,
Texas and went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2002. Elva married
Henry Skiles on July 22, 1928 in Anson, Texas, and he preceded
her in death in 1988. She had been a resident of Stamford since
1919, moving there from Floydada, Texas. She was a charter member
of the Calvary Baptist Church, where she was very active and a
soldier for the Lord. She held Vacation Bible Schools for churches
throughout Stamford. She was an L.V.N. for the Stamford INN and
the Stamford Hospital for many years and was a member of the Texas
She was preceded
in death by her husband of 65 years; one daughter, Merlene Hutson;
two grandsons, Eddie Wayne Hutson and Cary Glenn Snow; three brothers;
and six sisters.
She is survived by
two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Truman Davis of Stamford,
Patricia and Richard Ivy of Midland; one son and daughter-in-law,
Ralphord and Priscilla Skiles of Livingston, Texas; one brother,
W.B. West Jr. of Hale Center; and one sister, Mona Taylor of Midland;
17 grandchildren; 30 great- grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The family will be
receiving friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6:00 until
7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the
Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverend Jesse Morton officiating.
Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery under the direction
of Tankersley Funeral Home.
Betty L. Shelley
Betty L. Shelley,
74, of Rotan, passed away Monday morning at Rotan Health Care
Center. Services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 2:00
p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Rotan with Dan Simmons and
Ruben Covington officiating. Burial will follow in the Belvieu
Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee Funeral Home of Rotan.
Mrs. Shelley was
born January 12, 1928 in Roby, Texas to Oran S. and Vera (Hurst)
Simmons. She married James B. Shelley in Rotan on March 31, 1945.
She was a member of the Rotan First Baptist Church and The Ladies
Auxiliary. She worked as a clerk for H.L. Davis and Company for
She is preceded in
death by her husband; one son, Thomas Arlin Shelley; one brother,
Oran T. Simmons; and one sister, Francis DAniel.
She is survived by
two sons, Byron Shelley of Amherst, Texas and Oran Shelley of
Rotan; three sisters, Clara Hammit, Georgia Shipman, and Vera
Covington; three brothers, James Simmons, William Simmons, and
Dan Simmons. Along with seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Russell Aubrey Thompson
HAMLIN - Russell
Aubrey Thompson, 86, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, in Hobbs, NM.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at the Hamlin
Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Jimmie Spalding officiating.
Burial will be in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery, directed by Foster-Adams
Mr. Thompson was
born February 14, 1916, in Hamlin. He married Laura Foye Spalding
June 22, 1940, in Eastland. She preceded him in death in 1991.
Mr. Thompson was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and retired
from Southern Union Gas Company in Hobbs, New Mexico. He was a
Baptist. He had formerly lived in Hamlin and Eunice, New Mexico
before moving to Hobbs.
One son, James C.
Thompson, preceded him in death in 1996.
two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Dollene Thompson of Midland
and Dean and Linda Thompson of Castroville; two daughters and
one son-in-law, Beth and Cleo Hunter of Hobbs, NM and Shirley
Smith of Austin; a daughter-in-law, Fay Thompson of Eunice, NM;
three brothers, Lester Thompson of Banning, CA, J.W. Thompson
of Morango Valley, CA, and Don Thomposn of Palm Dale, CA; one
sister, Margie Rutledge of Rising Star; 11 grandchildren; and
Jimmy F. Floyd
Jimmy Floyd, 69,
of Hawley, died Monday July 8, 2002 at Hendrick Health System.
Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday at North's Memorial Chapel.
Burial will be at Hawley cemetery directed by North's Funeral
Home. Visitation will be from 6-7:30 Tuesday at the Funeral Home,
Mr. Floyd was born
in Chesapeake, Ohio where he grew up. He moved to Abilene in 1962.
He married Doris Elliott in 1987 in Abilene. He was a Truck driver
for 27 years and a member of the Baptist Church.
wife, Doris Floyd of Hawley, four sons, Larry Floyd and Gary Floyd,
both of Abilene, Jerry Floyd of Snyder, Texas, Chris Floyd of
Hawley; two daughters, Nancy Cooper of Huntington, West Virginia,
Donna Miller of Abilene; three step daughters, Nancy Peterson
of Branson, Missouri, Karla Moore and Marie Gonzales both of Abilene;
eighteen Grandchildren; eight Great Grandchildren; one brother,
Larry Floyd of Chesapeake, Ohio; four sisters, Wanda Hayes of
Proctor, Ohio, Juanita England of Chesapeake, Ohio, Nancy Hail
of Fairborn, Ohio, and Frances Floyd of Chesapeake, Ohio.
Stanek, 87, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at an Abilene medical center.
She was born on September
5, 1914, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, to Vivan and Annora McCabe
Turnham, and graduated from Wayzata High School. She married
Howard James Stanek on September 12, 1938 at the Turnham home
in Hennepin County. Jeannette was a homemaker and a member
of Elmwood West United Methodist Church in Abilene where she was
a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. She moved to Abilene
from Holiday, Florida in 1986. She was a member and Worthy
Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in both Minnesota and
Florida, Contest Club, Rock and Mineral Society, and Rose Park
Mrs. Stanek was
predeceased by her husband, Howard Stanek; a son, James Stanek;
brothers, Merriman George Turnham, Leslie Vivan Turnham, and Kenneth
Turnham; and sisters, Winnifred Marion Bryant and Neva Irene Mills.
a son, Donald Stanek and wife, Chris, of Toledo, Ohio; twin daughters,
Joanne Fuller of Hillsdale, Michigan and Jean Butler and husband,
George, of Abilene. She is also survived by grandchildren,
Keith MacKenzie and wife, Tammy, of Fenton, Michigan, Katherine
MacKenzie of South Lyon, Michigan, AnnaB Richardson and husband,
Bobby, of Abilene, Alan Butler and wife, Richa, of Belton, Texas,
and Melissa Stanek and Jason Stanek both of Toledo, Ohio; and
great-grandchildren, her joy and delight, Autumn Ruth Butler and
A service of celebration
led by Rev. Rick Doyle will be held at Elmwood West United Methodist
Church, 1302 South Pioneer Drive, at one o'clock on Tuesday, July
9. The body will be cremated, and burial of the cremains
will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Minnesota. Local arrangements
are being made by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.
Memorials may be
made to Elmwood West United Methodist Church for the Mission Fund.
HASKELL -- Jack Jarred,
84, died Sunday at his home in Haskell. A funeral services will
be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eastside Baptist Church in
Haskell with Dr. David Page officiating. Burial will follow in
Willow Cemetery under the direction of Holden- McCauley Funeral
Jack was born on
September 19, 1917 in Stamford the son of Uriel Franklin and Molly
Grey Decker Jarred. He married Alta Mae Johnson on August 19,
1940 in Haskell. She preceded him in death on February 4, 1997.
He was a carpenter and a member of the Eastside Baptist Church.
one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Martha Jarred of Haskell;
two grandchildren, Diana Hoover and husband, Mark of Port Lavaca,
and Susan Jarred of Haskell; three great-grandchildren, Hanna
and Troy Hoover of Port Lavaca, and Harrison Jarred of Haskell;
and sister, Vivian Shaw of Haskell.
Along with his wife,
he was preceded in death by one brother, Uriel Jarred.
The family request
memorials be made to the Eastside Baptist Church, 600 N. 1st East,
Haskell, Texas 79521.
Cleo Berniece Aldridge
Cleo Berniece Aldridge, 91, died Monday, July 8, 2002. Arrangements
are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Anthony, 85, died Sunday, July 7, 2002. Services are 1:30 p.m.
today at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Coleman Cemetery.
Johnnie Blanton, 94, died Sunday, July 7, 2002. Services are 11
a.m. Wednesday at Comyn Baptist Church; burial is in Ray Cemetery,
under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.
Guy Bradley died Monday, July 8, 2002. Arrangements are pending
with Smith Funeral Home.
61, of Abilene, died Monday, July 8, 2002. Arrangements are pending
with Abilene Funeral Home.
Reva Keating died Monday, July 8, 2002. Arrangements are pending
with Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.
William Bradley Kyser
Bradley Kyser, 41, died Saturday, July 6, 2002. Services are 2
p.m. Wednesday at New Testament Holiness Church in Bangs; burial
is in Coleman Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral
Barbara Joy McBride
Joy McBride, 60, died Sunday, July 7, 2002. Services are 2 p.m.
Wednesday at Heartland Funeral Home, with burial in May Cemetery.
Joshua Scott, 70,
of Abilene, died Monday, July 8, 2002. Arrangements are pending
with Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.
Alvin Sam Stewart
Alvin Sam Stewart,
96, of Abilene, died Saturday, July 6, 2002. Services are 2 p.m.
Thursday at Community Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Cedar
Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mae Etta Stewart
Mae Etta Stewart,
92, of Abilene, died Monday, July 8, 2002. Arrangements are pending
with Curtis-Starks Funeral Home.
Arthur Edwin Travis
Arthur Edwin Travis, 93, died Sunday, July 7, 2002. Services are
10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, under
the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.
Anthony, 85, 1:30 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, with burial
in Coleman Cemetery.
Bernice Carter, 97, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, with burial
in Oakwood Cemetery.
Gene Hatch, 67, 11 a.m. at Comache Funeral Home, with burial in
Jarred, 84, 2:30 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church, with burial
in Willow Cemetery.
Johnson, 86, 2 p.m. at Elbert Baptist Church, with burial in Elbert
Lt. Col. Arthur J. Kush, Ret., 86, 2 p.m. at St. Lukes Episcopal
Church, with burial in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Stanek, 87, of Abilene, at 1 p.m. Elmwood West United Methodist
Church, with burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Minn.
Thompson, 86, 2 p.m. at Hamlin Church of the Nazarene, with burial
in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery.
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