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Today's Obituaries (Nov. 5, 1998)

Mae McIntire

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.

Velma Shelton

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 Baptist Church.

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 in Coleman.

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 Funeral Home.

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 Funeral Directors.

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 two nieces.

Memorials may be sent to Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th St., Lubbock 79411.

Lee Norman

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.

Ramon Heredia

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.

Nieves Guerrero

COLEMAN - Nieves Guerrero, 49, died Wednesday in a Brownwood nursing home. Services are pending with Stevens Funeral Home.

Floyd Howell

RANGER - Floyd D. Howell, 85, died Wednesday in an Eastland hospital. Services are pending with Edwards Funeral Home.

Frances Moreno

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.

Larry McRorey

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.

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