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Saturday, August 3, 2002

Obituaries

Mineola Parker

ROBY -- Mineola Parker, 75, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2002 at Hendrick Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 3, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at Roby First Baptist Church with Reverend Jerry Vincent officiating. Burial will be in Roby Cemetery under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parker was born on April 17, 1927 in Fisher County, Texas. She married Dwalyn Parker Sr. in Roby, Texas in 1950. She was a member of Roby First Baptist Church. Mrs. Parker worked for Simmons Hospital as a Registered Nurse for many years before retiring. After retirement, she was an Avon Representative for over 25 years.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Steve Gosling of Carrollton, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Dwalyn Parker, Jr and Williadean Parker of Kermit, Texas; four grandchildren, Lee Gosling and Matthew Gosling both of Plano, Jennifer Sosebee of Big Spring, Texas, and John Parker of Balch Springs, Texas; two sisters, Orlena Lay of Hermleigh, Texas, and Natalie Gribbins of Flower Mound, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwalyn Parker Sr. on August 18, 1989, and one brother, Bill Morris.

Pallbearers will be J. Donham, Derwayne Rasco, David Noles, James Putnam, Hal Ely, and Stuart Carey.

Memorials may be made to West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, Texas 79605-9989 and Abilene State School, 2501 Maple Street, Abilene, Texas 79602.

James W. Ellerd

Services for James Warren Ellerd, 63, of Mabank and formally of Abilene and Longview were held Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Welch Funeral Home in Longview. Burial was at Grace Hill Cemetery in Longview, Texas. Mr. Ellerd died Saturday, July 20, 2002 at a hospital in Tyler, Texas after surgical complications.

His father and mother, D.C. Ellerd and Vera Fisher Miller preceded him in death.

Mr. Ellerd was retired from the U.S. Military Services after having served in both the Navy and the Air Force and was a Vietnam Vet. He had also been employed with Central Phone Systems, Texas Instruments, owner of Abilene Game and Hobby, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

He is survived by his wife, Nelda of Mabank, his "Mom" Annie Blanche Turnipseed of Longview; one son, David Ellerd and his wife, Shelley of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Sherry Pritchard, and Charlotte Bruns and her husband, Roger of Abilene; four grandchildren, Quinn and Lula Ellerd of Corpus Christi, James Bruns and his wife, Nicole of Abilene, and Brian Bruns of Abilene; and eight great-grandchildren.

Royce J. Kinard

CISCO -- Royce J. Kinard, 77 of Cisco, died August 1, 2002 at Eastland Memorial Hospital. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Kimbrough Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Billy Sellers officiating. Burial will be in Murray Cemetery in Carbon, under the direction of Kimbrough Funeral Home.

Born October 24, 1924 to J.T. and Eunice (Gage) Kinard, he served in the US Navy during WWII and retired from Southwest Portland Cement in Odessa. He married Jimmie Hogan on October 20, 1967 in Monahans and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Kinard of Cisco; children, Roger Kinard of Graham, Don Nicholas and wife, Mary of San Antonio, Danny Ray Nicholas of Cisco, and Diane Bowden of Abilene; grandchildren, Sydonia Bruce, Sharon Kinard, Lindsay Nicholas Anderson, Derrick Nicholas, Jesse Cavazos, Tommy Bowden, and Dustin Bowden; great-grandchildren, Taylor Bruce, Garrett Bruce, and Cole Austin Anderson.

Memorials may be made to Murray Cemetery Association, Box 424 Carbon, Texas 76435.

Carolyn Arnold Lawrence

Carolyn Arnold Lawrence, 74, of Abilene, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at a local hospital.

A memorial service will be Saturday, August 3, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 N. 2nd St. Her body is being donated to the Texas Tech School of Medicine.

Mrs. Lawrence was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 16, 1927, to the late Van Henry and Evelyn Mae Thomas Arnold. She was a teacher and taught school in the Abilene, San Antonio, and Floresville Independent School Districts. She also taught in New Jersey as a special education teacher and was a member of many teacher organizations, including the NEA, TSTA, the local TRTA, and ARTA. In 1969, she moved to Abilene and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Terrell Lawernce of Pleasanton, TX, and David Lawrence of Rio Grande, OH; one daughter, Rebecca L. Jordan of Abilene; one sister, Shirley Ann Tuller of Diana, TX; four grandchildren; four nieces; seven nephews; two aunts; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Melba Jean Lanford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the World Bible School, 8332 Mesa Dr., Austin, Texas 78759.

Terry Sue (Griffin) Sawyer

ELMORE CITY, OK -- Funeral services for Terry Sue Sawyer of Elmore City, Oklahoma were held Friday, July 26, 2002 in the Elmore City First Baptist Church with Reverend Charles Ledbetter officiating. Interment was held in the Elmore City Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.

Terry Sue Sawyer was born in Rochester, Texas to Terry and Gertrude Roberson. She relocated to Elmore City, Oklahoma in 1967. She worked as a nurse at the Wynnewood and Pauls Valley Hospitals, owned and operated a service station and an auto shop in Elmore City, and worked in several positions for the City of Elmore until her retirement.

She spent her retirement enjoying her family, her church, her community, and especially her great-grandchildren.

She passed away July 23, 2002 in the Norman Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jud Henry and W.R. "Dick" Roberson; and her husband, Dwight Griffin.

Following the death of her husband, she married Frankie Sawyer with whom she spent the remaining years of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Frankie Sawyer; her brother and sister-in-law, Beverly O. and Billyjo Roberson of Haskell, TX; her daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Teddy Turnbull and Jane and Stanley Ellis; her grandchildren, Cecil Lee Lampe, Charles Lampe, Terry Jo Ellis and Ella Courtney; and eight great- grandchildren.

Her extended family includes her mother-in-law, Norma Sawyer; brother and sisters-in-law, Larry and Sandy Sawyer and Patsy and Jerry Pyle; and numbers of nieces and nephews.

She was loved by all and will be sorely missed.

We will always love and remember you, Nena.

Death Notices

Bailey G. Choate

Bailey G. Choate, 87, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in Corpus Christi, Texas where he was attending a Kiwanis Convention. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Church of Christ, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Laurine Tate Fitch

Laurine Tate Fitch, 85, died Thursday, August 1, 2002. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. Visitation will be from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Flora Morris Hart

COLORADO CITY -- Flora Morris Hart, 82, died Friday, August 02, 2002. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Westbrook, with burial in Westbrook Cemetery, directed by Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

A.D. (Jack) Jones

STEPHENVILLE -- A.D. (Jack) Jones, 89, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002. Services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday in West End Cemetery.

Oleta King

FORT WORTH -- Oleta King, 75, died Friday, August 02, 2002. Arrangements are pending with Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

Charles Thomas Lockwood

Services for Charles Thomas Lockwood are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Park, directed by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Harlen "Jene" Patton

BIG SPRING -- Harlen "Jene" Patton, 70, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002. Services will be 9 a.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Cecil Wray Peurifoy

BIG SPRING -- Cecil Wray Peurifoy, 80, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

Juanita Rowden

COLEMAN -- Juanita Rowden, 88, died Thursday, August 1, 2002. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Coleman Cemetery.

Addie Mae Walker

Addie Mae Walker, 87, died Thursday, August 1, 2002. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Maj. Thomas Edwin Willson, Sr., USAF (Ret)

Maj. Thomas Edwin Willson, Sr., USAF (Ret), died Thursday, August 1, 2002. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday a tElliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories. Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

James Arnold Wylie

James Arnold Wylie, 89, died Friday, August 02, 2002. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory, with burial in Elmwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Funerals Today

SWEETWATER -- Joel Antonio Adames, infant, 2 p.m. McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, with burial in Sweetwater Cemetery.

BROWNWOOD -- Gladys Edwards Smith Dillard, 79, 10 a.m. Heartland Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Cross Plains Cemetery.

Margaret Mabry, 82, 10 a.m. University Church of Christ Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

GRANBURY -- Allan Miller, 62, 3 p.m. Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Eastland City Cemetery.

KNOX CITY -- Lillian Rae Verhalen, 84, 10 a.m. Saint Joseph's Catholic Church.

 


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