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Almeda B. Blair
MUNDAY -- Almeda
B. Blair, 84, of Munday, Texas, passed away Tuesday, October 2,
2002 at an Abilene hospital.
will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2002 at Munday Church
of Christ with Reverend Larry Fitzgerald officiating assisted
by Adrin Fletcher. Burial will be in Willow Creek Cemetery in
Haskell directed by McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday.
Almeda was born on
June 8, 1918 in Carter County, Oklahoma. She moved to Odessa and
then to Munday in August 1981. She was a homemaker and a member
of Munday Church of Christ. Alemda drove a school bus in Odessa
for 15 years for E.C.I.S.D. and also drove a church bus and taught
bible classes. Almeda married Doyl Aaron Blair on December 25,
1934 in Haskell. Mr. Blair preceded her in death on July 22, 1995.
In addition to her
husband, she was preceded in death by two children, Johnnie I.
Blair and Gary Don Blair.
two sons, D.A. Blair Jr. of Odessa and Elton Blair of Newcastle,
Texas; one daughter, Zora Woods of Pittsburg, Texas; eight grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren.
ALBANY -- Stanley
Fredrick Ledbetter, 68, of Albany, Texas, passed away Friday,
September 27, 2002 at his home.
Mr. Ledbetter was
born April 5, 1934 in Albany and married Frankie Jean Hicks on
September 1, 1954 in Albany. She preceded him in death on May
2, 1992. He was a member of First Assembly of God and was an oilfield
will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2002 at Albany Cemetery directed
by Godfrey-Neese Funeral Home.
two daughters, Fonda Jean Boggs of Graham and Twila Yvonne Sanders
of Albany; one brother, Frank Henry Ledbetter of Hawley; five
grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in
death by one brother, J.A. Ledbetter and one grandson, Patrick
Alice Mae Harvey
Alice Mae Harvey,
85, died Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at an Abilene nursing center.
will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Elmwood Memorial Park with Reverend
H.B. Terry, Jr. officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home, 542 Hickory.
She was born to Hugh
Henry and Alice Jensen Harvey on September 23, 1917, in Albert
Lea, Minnesota where she graduated from high school. She received
her nursing degree (RN) from Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, and
moved from there to Abilene in 1948. In Abilene she initially
was a nurse in the polio ward at Hendrick Hospital (now Hendrick
Medical Center) during the Polio Epidemic in the late 1940's.
She was office nurse for Dr. Marshall Turnbull for 19 years, and
worked for Abilene State School for ten years before retiring
She was a member
of First Baptist Church in Abilene, and a member of Alternate
Curriculum Sunday School. She was also a member of American Business
Women's Association Ora Negra Chapter, and the Organ Club.
Ms. Harvey was preceded
in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.
She is survived by
a brother, Howard E. Harvey of Minnetonke, Minnesota, three nieces,
and two nephews.
Cecil L. Copeland
EASTLAND- Cecil L.
Copeland, 78, of Eastland, passed away Wednesday in the Eastland
Services will be
at 1:00 P.M. Friday at the Daugherty St. Church of Christ with
Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Eastland City
Cemetery, directed by Edwards Funeral Home.
Mr. Copeland was
born on April 19, 1924 in DeLeon to Robert Lee and Maudie Lee
(Reed) Copeland. He married Milabeth "Molly" Boggus
on January 6, 1944 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. He served with
the 737 Tank Battalion during W.W.II. He was a Superintendent
for R.M. Sneed Construction Company for 27 years. He was a member
of the Daugherty St. Church of Christ, as well as a member of
the "Dairy Queen Roundtable". He was preceded in death
by one nephew.
his wife, Molly Copeland of Eastland; two daughters, Cecilia Beth
Murray of Cross Plains and Nancy Carolyn Brown of Plano; eight
grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and one niece.
THROCKMORTON -- Lorene
Cribbs, 88, of Throckmorton, Texas, passed away Thursday, October
3, 2002 at a Throckmorton Health Care Center.
will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Church of Christ
with Dr. Silas Short of Post, Texas officiating. Burial will be
in Throckmorton Cemetery directed by Merriman- Archer Funeral
Lorene was born to
Claborn S. and Mattie Jane (Willingham) Gray in Comanche County,
Texas. She and Marley M. (Jack) Cribbs were married on September
7, 1931 in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on February 25,
1970. Lorene was a lifetime resident of Throckmorton County. She
was a companion to Valda Brown for about 30 years. Lorene was
a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded
in death by two sons, Marley on March 12, 2001 and Jody in April,
one daughter, Jane Cook of Throckmorton; one sister, Ada Mae Parrott
of Albany; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
ANSON -- Alma Foster,
93, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at an Anson hospital. Services
will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Avoca Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, directed by Lawrence-Adams
Born June 11, 1909,
in Madison County, Alma was a daughter of the late E.F. and Mollie
(Batson) Simmons. She was the widow of Clifford Foster and moved
to Anson from Avoca after his death. Alma was a member of the
Avoca Baptist Church where she was very active for many years.
She was a homemaker and a member of Texas Extension Education
Two brothers (Scrap
Simmons and Thurman Simmons), one daughter (Dorothy May Foster),
and one son (Stanely Foster) preceded her in death.
one brother and sister-in-law, Woodrow and Annetta Simmons of
Anson; a sister-in-law, Juanda Simmons of Anson; and two nieces
and their husbands, Judy and John Deatherage of Anson and Mary
Elizabeth and Richmond Dorsey of Tyler.
Visitation will be
from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2002, at the
Frank T. Bailey
CLYDE -- Frank T.
Bailey passed away October 2, 2002, at the age of 86. Services
will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel
with the Reverends Riley Fugitt and Doug Mills officiating. Burial
will be in the Clyde Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral
The son of the late
Dr. John H. and Cordie Bailey, Frank was born on July 24, 1916,
in Clyde, Texas. He graduated from Clyde High School, attended
McMurry College and graduated from Dallas School of Mortuary Science
in 1938. He did post-graduate work at Landig College of Mortuary
Science in Houston, Texas, before working at Kiker- Knight Funeral
Home for three years.
Frank served in the
U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater from 27 February
41 - 10 July 45, including tours to New Guinea and Australia.
He was a Staff Sergeant with three bronze stars, the American
Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal at the time of his
honorable discharge. Returning from overseas, he worked for Kiker-Warren
Funeral Home for two years before returning to Clyde. Frank purchased
what is now known as Bailey Funeral Home from L.F. Patterson in
1947 and married Billie Foster during the same year. Billie showed
her support for Frank's career by agreeing to live in an apartment
in the back of the funeral home the first two years of their marriage.
She was his constant helpmate at the business for 43 years. Frank
and his son Tom sold the funeral home to John and JoAnn Hamil
Family in June of 1990.
Frank has served
his community in many areas. He was a member of the Clyde School
Board for twenty-one years, the longest tenure ever for the school
board. He was a member of the Clyde City Council for two terms,
and was the only charter member of the Clyde Lions Club still
to attended the club regularly until July of 2002. He became a
member of the First United Methodist Church at the age of eight
when he and his older brother, Joe Bailey, joined the church together.
Frank remained a faithful member of the Clyde Masonic Lodge #1056
where he received his sixty-year pin in 2001. The Texas Funeral
Directors Association honored Bailey for fifty years of dedication
as a licensed professional in funeral service in June of 1988.
Frank was a charter member of the Clyde Chamber of Commerce and
they honored him with Frank Bailey Day on June 17, 1987, in appreciation
for forty years of faithful service to Clyde.
Frank was preceded
in death by his parents, sisters, Agnes Kennard and Sue Barton
and brothers, Dr. Van Bailey, John T. Bailey and Dr. Joe Bailey.
his wife, Billie Bailey of the home; son, Tom and wife, Shelley
of Clyde; daughter, Ginger and husband, Jimmy Hunter of Abilene.
One sister, Alice Harris of El Paso; sister-in-law, Mrs. John
(Ellen) Bailey of Clyde and sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe (Margaret)
Bailey of Austin. Grandsons include Weldon Bailey of Houston,
Jake Bailey of West Point, NY, David Bailey of Abilene and Scott
Hunter of Lubbock; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins
and a host of friends.
joys were his four grandsons and the times shared with each one.
Whether they were playing a lively game of 42 or listening to
war stories, the grandsons loved their granddad and the lifelong
lessons they learned from him.
He has always been
rich in friends because he was more than willing to go the extra
mile for anyone who needed him. He treated everyone he met with
respect, heart-felt interest and patience. From the time he accompanied
his father on house calls throughout his years of owning his own
funeral home, he dedicated his life to serving others.
be Jim Berry, Eddie Craig, Murray Edwards, Word Estes, Steve Kniffen,
Fred McIntosh, Jim Paylor and Dr. Bill Walton.
Memorials may be
made to the First United Methodist Church, 217 Oak Street, Clyde,
Texas 79510. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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HAMILTON -- Preston
Couch, 94, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002. Services will be 2
p.m. Saturday at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in
SWEETWATER -- Mozelle
Ford, 76, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002. Services will be 2
p.m. Saturday at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, with burial
in Sweetwater Cemetery.
BRECKENRIDGE -- Bill
Goodwin, 68, died Thursday, October 03, 2002. Arrangements are
pending with Morehart Mortuary.
Byron Green Jr
MORGAN MILL -- Byron
Green Jr, 79, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002. Services will be
11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan Mill Cemetery.
Clayton E. Larremore
BROWNWOOD -- Clayton
E. Larremore, 80, died Thursday, October 03, 2002. Services will
be 2 p.m. Saturday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel, with burial
in Rochelle Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 - 7 p.m. Friday
at the funeral home.
Mary Tom Lawson Davis
Mary Tom Lawson Davis,
76, died Thursday, October 3, 2002. Arrangements are pending with
Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.
RULE -- Stacey Lippott,
34, died Tuesday, October 1, 2002. Arrangements are pending with
McCauley-Robinson Funeral Home.
ANSON -- Rosa Rodriquez,
67, died Thursday, October 03, 2002. Arrangements are pending
with Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.
Iona Faye Sellers
RULE -- Iona Faye
Sellers, 84, died Thursday, October 03, 2002. Arrangements are
pending with McCauley-Robinson Funeral Home.
BRECKERIDGE -- J.B.
Herrington, 87, died Thursday, October 03, 2002. Arrangements
are pending with Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
WINTERS -- Halley
Sims, 86, died Thursday, October 03, 2002. Arrangements are pending
with Winters Funeral Home.
Alice Louise Warren
DE LEON -- Alice
Louise Warren, 79, died Thursday, October 03, 2002. Services will
be 2 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church, with burial in
De Leon Cemetery, directed by Nowlin Funeral Home.
CROSS PLAINS -- R.L.
Wilson, 68, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002. Services will be
2 p.m. Tuesday at Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel, with burial
in Cottonwood Cemetery.
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BLACKWELL -- Frances
L. Green, 77, 10 a.m. at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories,
with burial in Sweetwater Cemetery.
Edna Earl McGlothlin,
91, 2 p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, with
burial in Potosi Cemetery.
Guyn Moore Pannell,
78, 10 a.m. at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Elmwood
Ruby Williams Watts,
81, 4 p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, with
burial in Hamby Cemetery.
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