Today's Obituaries (June 22, 1998)
Milton Myers, 74, died Saturday at a local hospital.
The body was cremated. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at North's Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange, with
the Rev. David Cason officiating.
Mr. Myers grew up in Peacock and was a Marine veteran of World
War II. He was a Civil Service computer analyst for more than
30 years. He moved to Abilene in 1990 and was a member of Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 6873 and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Chong Ok Myers of Indianapolis;
two sons, Peter Myers and Jesse Myers, both of Indianapolis; four
sisters, Ruth Olson of Madera, Calif., Billie Spraberry of San
Lorenco, Calif., Thelma Childress of Talequah, Okla., and Crystal
Hopper of Jayton; and one brother, Earl Myers of Reno, Nev.
Tammy K. Sanders, 38, of Abilene died Saturday at a local hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church
with Kevin Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial
Park, directed by Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy. 277 South.
Mrs. Sanders was born in Ennis and was a member of Trinity
Survivors include her husband, Mike Sanders of Abilene; one
son, Jonathan Sanders of Abilene; her mother, Joan P. Jackson
of Ennis; two brothers, Mike G. Jackson of Chester, Va., and Ricky
K. Jackson of Dallas; one sister, Sherry Blalock of Skidmore;
and several nieces and nephews.
The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.
Valente Ramos Sr.
ANSON - Valente Ramos Sr., 86, died Saturday at a local hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic
Church. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church
with the Rev. Oscar Del Rio officiating. Burial will be in Mount
Hope Cemetery, directed by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.
Mr. Ramos was born in Floresville and moved to Anson in 1951.
He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Michael's Catholic
Church and LULAC. He married Juanita Ramos in 1953 in Anson.
Survivors include six sons, Lucas Ramos of Atlanta, Jasinto
Ramos of Waxahachie, George Ramos of Batesville, Ark., and Alviono
Ramos, Galvino Ramos and Valente Ramos Jr., all of San Antonio;
five daughters, Janie Fernandez, Lupe Cerda and Dora Ramos, all
of Anson, Chona Silva of Abilene and Elizabeth Castor of Batesville;
four brothers, Frank Ramos Sr. of Anson, Lalo Ramos and Soloman
Herrera, both of Stamford, and Gilberto Herrera of Milwaukee;
seven sisters, Beatrice Herrera of Anson and Viviana Sanchez,
Frances Delongon, Maria Herrera, Jackie Herrera, Santos Rodriques
and Dominga Salazar, all of Corpus Christi; 30 grandchildren and
The body will be at St. Michael's Catholic Church until service
ST. CHARLES, Ill. - Jerry E. Turner, 63, died Saturday at his
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Yurs Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Whitney Cemetery in Campton Township, Ill.
Mr. Turner was born in Converse, La., and grew up in Abilene.
He graduated from Abilene High School and from McMurry College
with a bachelor's degree. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam
War and retired as a captain for United Airlines in 1998.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Turner; three sons, Mark Turner
of Portland, Ore., Clayton Turner of Seattle and Ricky Turner
of Keizer, Ore.; two daughters, Amy Suzanne Turner and Tracy Michelle
Turner, both of St. Charles; and nine grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family will be at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.
MUNDAY - Daniel F. Ramirez, 51, died Saturday in Haskell County.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at McCauley-Smith Funeral
Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Joseph's Catholic
Church in Rhineland with the Rev. Jeremy Myers officiating, assisted
by the Rev. Kevin Fagan. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Ramirez was born in Knox City and lived in Knox County
all his life. He was a contractor and owner-operator of Home Building
Center. He was a member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church. He
was president of Munday Little League from the early 1980s until
1993 and assistant district administrator for Little League Texas
District 6 for five years. He was a member of the Munday Chamber
of Commerce for 27 years and was on the finance committee of St.
Joseph's. He was a member of Toastmasters Club, the Munday Volunteer
Fire Department and Munday Lions Club.
Survivors include four sons, Danny Lynn Ramirez and Brian Ramirez,
both of Munday, Jeffrey Ramirez of Wichita Falls and Jason Ramirez
of Abilene; six brothers, Claudio Ramirez, David Ramirez, Roman
Ramirez and Richard Ramirez, all of Wichita Falls, Victor Ramirez
of Seymour and Eugenio Ramirez of California; four sisters, Ynocencia
"Chencha" Barbosa and Lupe Valdez, both of Wichita Falls,
and Refugia "Cuca" Lopez and Pauline Pedroza, both of
Dallas; and one granddaughter.
Golda Marion Kile Simpson
STAMFORD - Golda Marion Kile Simpson, 92, died Sunday at a
Memorial services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Tankersley Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Jessie Morton officiating. Burial will
be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Anson, directed by Tankersley Funeral
Mrs. Simpson was born in Gorman and grew up in Rains County,
moving to Anson in 1924 and to Stamford in 1931. She was a Baptist
and a homemaker. She married Hardin Simpson in 1924 in Anson.
Survivors include two sons, L.H. Simpson and Cotton Simpson,
both of Stamford; one daughter, Jeri Denson of Stamford; four
grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
KNOX CITY - Audrey P. Denton, 99, who owned and operated Denton
Grocery Store/Station for more than 50 years before retiring,
died Sunday at an Abilene hospital after a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church
with the Revs. John Gillespie and James Patterson officiating.
Burial will be in Knox City Cemetery, directed by Smith Funeral
Mr. Denton was born in Eastland County and moved to Knox County
in 1909. He was a farmer and a member of Knox City Lions Club,
Knox City Chamber of Commerce and First Baptist Church. He married
Ruth Moreland in 1927 in Benjamin.
Survivors include his wife of Knox City; three sons, A.P. Denton
Jr. of Knox City, Burt Denton of Houston and David Denton of Arlington;
three daughters, Ruth Pridgen of Tigard, Ore., Lois Bruton of
Olney and Lou Vail of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Brazos Valley Care Home Activity Fund,
Knox City 79529.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Ethel Lorene Martin
BROWNWOOD - Ethel Lorene Martin, 92, died Friday at her home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davis-Morris Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Hetzel officiating. Burial will
be in Eastlawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Martin was born in Ballinger and had lived in Brownwood
for 74 years. She was a bookkeeper, buyer and saleslady for Edmondson's
Women's Wear for many years. She was a Methodist. She married
Pryor Martin in 1927 in Coleman; he preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Elwanda Bruce of Brownwood;
four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the
Kidney Health Foundation.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today.
BROWNWOOD - Dorece Maynor, 89, died Saturday at a local nursing
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Davis-Morris Funeral Home
Chapel with the Revs. R.J. Elkins and Charles Parish officiating.
Burial will be in Zephyr Cemetery.
Mrs. Maynor was born in Voss, where she lived all her life.
She was a retired seamstress, a homemaker and a member of Avenue
D Baptist Church. She married Solmon Floyd Maynor in 1927 in Zephyr;
he preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Harley Maynor of Brownwood; three
sisters, Julia Townsend of Brownwood, Montie Ward of San Angelo
and Flora Mae Stovall of Ballinger; one brother, Bergess Stovall
of Bryan; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one
EASTLAND - Mollie E. Medford, 94, a longtime Carbon resident,
died Saturday in Brownwood.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Murray Cemetery
near Carbon with the Rev. Mark Rogers officiating, directed by
Edwards Funeral Home.
Mrs. Medford was born in Springtown and moved to the Sipe Springs
area and later to Carbon, where she attended school. She lived
in Okra a short time, then returned to Carbon, where she lived
for more than 65 years. She was a member of First United Methodist
Church in Carbon and later Eastland and was a homemaker. She married
W.M. "Toad" Medford in Brownwood.
Survivors include one daughter, Dude Ramsey of Eastland; two
grandsons and two great-grandsons.
Juan Esteban Gaytan
SWEETWATER - Juan Esteban Gaytan, 39, died Sunday in Sweetwater.
Services are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
STAMFORD - Velma Bozeman, 96, died Sunday at a local nursing
home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Kinney Funeral Home
Wynell-Sally Thomas Rayburn
BIG SPRING - Wynell-Sally Thomas Rayburn, 72, died Saturday
at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nalley-Pickle
& Welch Funeral Home Rosewood Chapel.
Pauline Marshall McCullough
DE LEON - Pauline Marshall McCullough, 82, died Saturday at
a local hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First
United Methodist Church, directed by Nowlin Funeral Home.
Felton Jerry Barker
DE LEON - Felton Jerry Barker, 83, died Saturday at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Nowlin Funeral Home Chapel.
Jose Falcon Fernandez
WINTERS - Jose Falcon Fernandez, 68, died Saturday at a local
hospital. Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Winters Funeral
Home Chapel. Mass will be at 10:30 am. Tuesday at Mount Carmel
Ona Stigler Davis
STEPHENVILLE - Ona Stigler Davis, 95, of Selden died Sunday
at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stephenville
Funeral Home Chapel. The family will be at the funeral home from
7-9 p.m. today.
A.R. Salazar Sr.
BIG SPRING - A.R. Salazar Sr., 77, died Saturday at a local
hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nalley-Pickle
& Welch Funeral Home Rosewood Chapel.
GOLDTHWAITE - Charley Swindle died Saturday at a Temple hospital.
Services are pending with Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.
Roy Dick Sr.
GOLDSBORO - Roy H. Dick Sr., 93, died Sunday at his home. Graveside
services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Estelline Cemetery in
Estelline, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home of Tuscola. The
body will be at Johnson Funeral Home in Childress until Wednesday
BALLINGER - Glen E. Smith, 89, died Saturday at a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rains-Seale Funeral Home chapel.