Today's Obituaries (Nov. 5, 1998)
ANSON - Mae McIntire, 92, died Tuesday in an Abilene hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Anson Church of Christ
with Don Dawes and Doug Browning officiating. Burial will be in
Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.
Mrs. McIntire was born in Mount Calm, Okla., and was a homemaker.
She moved to Anson in 1924. She was a member of the Church of
Christ and was the widow of Tom McIntire, whom she married in
1920 in Boswell, Okla.
Survivors include six daughters, June Coker of Anson, Ruth
Johnson of Colorado City, Evelyn Hunter of Clarksville, Ark.,
Jewel Parker of Tahoka, and Maudie Reeves and Bessie Sloan, both
of Abilene; two sons, John McIntire of Shreveport, La., and Thomas
McIntire of Abilene; one sister, Joyce Shelton of Anson; 23 grandchildren;
30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
BAIRD - Velma Shelton, 93, lifelong Callahan County resident,
died Wednesday in a Clyde nursing home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Baird First Baptist Church
with the Revs. G.W. Weeks and Ross Ellis officiating. Burial will
be in Admiral Cemetery, directed by Parker Funeral Home.
Mrs. Shelton was born in Admiral and married Milton Shelton
in 1921 in Baird. She was a homemaker and was a member of First
Survivors include one son, C.B. Shelton of Tye; two daughters,
Faye Patterson of Abilene and Melba Miller of Clyde; four grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
Cleaborn Bay 'Be Bo' Watson
COLEMAN - Cleaborn Bay "Be Bo" Watson, 20, died Sunday
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Walker Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial will be in Rocky Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Watson was born in Abilene and moved to Coleman in 1994.
He worked for Dry Manufacturing and was a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, CharLee Puckett of Abilene; his
parents, Stanley Watson and Sandy Watson, both of Coleman; his
stepmother, Minni Watson of Coleman; one sister, Amy Ash of Abilene;
one stepsister, Tammy Scott of Coleman; one brother, Tony Watson
of Coleman; his grandmothers, Mary J. Watson of Coleman and Omie
Slate of Santa Anna; and one niece and two nephews.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Awbrey
BRYAN - Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas P. Awbrey, 75,
formerly of Abilene, died Tuesday in a College Station hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Central Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Restever Memorial Park, directed by Callaway-Jones
Mr. Awbrey was born in Oklahoma City and joined the U.S. Army
Air Corps in 1943. He served in World War II, the Korean conflict
and Vietnam. He was stationed at Fort McAndrew Air Force Base
in Newfoundland; Tinker AFB, Midwest City, Okla.; Smyrna AFB,
Smyrna, Tenn.; and the Pentagon, specializing in airways and air
communications service. He retired from Dyess AFB in 1972. He
moved to Bryan in 1974 and then worked as a business manager in
food services at Texas A&M University until retiring in 1986.
He was a member of The Retired Officers Association, Sul Ross
Masonic Lodge 1300, Sojourners, and the Workmen Sunday School
Class at Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Tommy L. Awbrey of Bryan; one son,
Thomas Boyd Awbrey of San Diego; four daughters, Rosanne Awbrey
and Rene Holt, both of Nashville, Tenn., Alison Thomas of Allen
and Laura West of Pasadena; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be sent to Central Baptist Church Building Fund
or a favorite charity.
Gretta Ann Blackshear
SWEETWATER - Gretta Ann Blackshear, 53, formerly of Winters,
died Wednesday at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Winters Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. James Gehrels officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview
Cemetery in Winters.
Mrs. Blackshear was born in Winters, where she lived most of
her life, and married James Blackshear in 1964 in Mexico. She
was a homemaker and was a member of Winters First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of Sweetwater; four sons, James
Robert Blackshear and Mark Richard Blackshear, both of Winters,
Anthony Clay Blackshear of Abilene and Jackie Don Blackshear of
Big Spring; one daughter, Crystal Watson of Sweetwater; two sisters,
Coylene Crowe of the Bahamas and Connie Gray of Santa Anna; four
brothers, Doyle Riddle and Arnold Riddle, both of San Angelo,
Roy Riddle of Abilene and J.C. Riddle of Midland.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Big Country, 3113 Oldham
Lane, Abilene 79602.
G.W. 'Buddy' Ramsel
LUBBOCK - G.W. "Buddy" Ramsel, 78, formerly of Winters,
died Wednesday in a local hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Bowman Chapel of Lubbock
First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Wiseman officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fairview Cemetery
in Winters with the Rev. Don Roath officiating, directed by Rix
Mr. Ramsel was born in Winters and graduated from Winters High
School and Texas A&M University. He served with the U.S. Army's
18th Field Artillery Battalion and moved to Lubbock in 1952. He
worked as a builder and realtor. He started Buddy Ramsel Construction
in 1960 and operated it until retiring in 1987. He married Carl
Lesta Davis in 1962 in Dallas and was a past president of Lubbock
Home Builders Association. He was a member of the Rafters Class
at First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of Lubbock; and one nephew and
Memorials may be sent to Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th St., Lubbock
MUNDAY - Lee Norman, 96, died Tuesday in a Haskell hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Munday First Baptist Church
with the Rev. John Hall and Dr. H.B. Graves officiating. Burial
will be in Rule Cemetery, directed by McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mrs. Norman formerly lived in Rule. She was a homemaker and
moved to Munday in 1987 from Lamesa. She was a member of First
Baptist Church and was the widow of Carl Clint Norman, whom she
married in 1924 in Haskell County.
Survivors include two sons, Clint J. Norman of Munday and Lyndon
W. Norman of Keller; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
COLORADO CITY - Ramon M. Heredia, 56, of Odessa and formerly
of Colorado City, died Tuesday in a Big Spring hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today in Kiker-Seale Funeral
Home Chapel. Mass will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Ann's Catholic
Church with the Rev. Ray Wilhelm officiating. Burial will be in
Colorado City Cemetery.
Mr. Heredia was born in Colorado City and moved to Odessa in
1968. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He
was a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Odessa.
Survivors include one son, Richard Randall Heredia of Odessa;
two daughters, Rachel Rangel of Colorado City and Renna Diaz of
Odessa; his mother, Florencia Heredia of Colorado City; two brothers,
Manuel Heredia of Odessa and Thomas Heredia of Kermit; four sisters,
Mary Aguilar, Lupe Contreras and Anita Heredia, all of Colorado
City, and Jessie Franco of Odessa; and four grandchildren.
COLEMAN - Nieves Guerrero, 49, died Wednesday in a Brownwood
nursing home. Services are pending with Stevens Funeral Home.
RANGER - Floyd D. Howell, 85, died Wednesday in an Eastland
hospital. Services are pending with Edwards Funeral Home.
COMANCHE - Frances Moreno, 57, died Tuesday in a local hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today in Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
BLACKWELL - Larry McRorey, 54, died Wednesday at his home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Blackwell Cemetery,
directed by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Patricia Ann Ranne
DESDEMONA - Patricia Ann Ranne, 63, died Monday in a De Leon
hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Desdemona First
Baptist Church, directed by Nowlin Funeral Home of De Leon.
The Rev. Wesley Hutchings
BIG SPRING - The Rev. Wesley R. Hutchings, 95, died Tuesday
in a local nursing home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Rosewood Chapel.
Mickey Blake Chilton
DE LEON - Mickey Blake Chilton, 79, died Wednesday. Services
will be at 2 p.m. Friday in De Leon Church of Christ, directed
by Nowlin Funeral Home.
Bernice Marie Moore
PRIDDY - Bernice Marie Moore, 79, died Wednesday in a Hamilton
care center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Stacy-Wilkins
Funeral Home Chapel in Goldthwaite.