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Today's Obituaries (Feb. 11, 1997)

 

Ruth Karl Hothan Jennings

Ruth Karl Hothan Jennings, 78, died Saturday at her home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at North's Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 4002 Buffalo Gap Road, with the Rev. Don Cauble officiating.

Mrs. Jennings was born in Novice and moved to Ovalo as a child. She graduated from Ovalo High School in 1937 and attended Texas Tech and Hardin-Simmons universities. She moved to Abilene in 1943 and was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Jaycettes. She retired from Abilene State School education department in 1976 and was a 50-year member of South Side Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She married Fred Jennings in 1940 in Ovalo.

Survivors include her husband, of Abilene; one son, Bryan Jennings of San Antonio; and one brother, Bill Hothan of Abilene.

Memorials may be made to Hendricks Hospice Care, Box 1922, Abilene 79604.

R.L. 'Bob' Hunter

R.L. "Bob" Hunter, 82, of Abilene died Sunday at a local hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with the Revs. James Bynum and Rudy Fambrough and Patsy Hunter Clinton officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Hunter was born in Hollis, Okla., and graduated from high school in Arnett, Okla., in 1932. He attended Draughan's Business College and had lived in Abilene since 1938. He owned Weeks-Hunter Insurance for 33 years before retiring. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where he was church teller for more than 40 years. He was a member of Independent Insurance Agents of Abilene, which he served as secretary-treasurer for 15 years. He married Mary Frances Mauldin in Paducah in 1938.

Survivors include his wife, of Abilene; four daughters, Mary Kay Lingle of Tucson, Ariz., Jean Ann Irwin of San Antonio, Nancy Weeks of Abilene and Patsy Clinton of Springtown; one sister, Maggie Stockstill of Quanah; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1241 Cypress, Abilene 79601.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Virginia Parker White

Virginia E. Parker White, 106, of Abilene died Monday at a local convalescent center.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Masonic Cemetery in Gatesville with the Rev. H.B. Terry Jr. officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Mrs. White was born in Panola County and moved to Abilene from Coryell County in 1930. She retired from Rita Barber and Abilene Casket. She was a member of Southwest Park Baptist Church and Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School class. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of Robert Newton White.

Survivors include a great-nephew, I.A. Parmer of Abilene; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Big Country, 3113 Oldham Lane, Abilene 79602.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Christopher Le Tran

Christopher Le Tran, infant son of Tuan Thanh Tran and Kristy Ann Smith of Abilene, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. H.B. Terry Jr. officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Survivors include two grandmothers, Barbara Smith and Diep Tran, both of Abilene.

Lester Keeton

Lester L. Keeton, 84, of Abilene died Monday at a local hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Garland Wallace officiating, assisted by the Rev. Howard Smith. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Terrace Cemetery in Post, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Mr. Keeton was born in Brown County and lived in Lubbock 19 years after moving from Post. He moved to Abilene from Lubbock four years ago. He was a farmer-rancher and a member of First Church of the Nazarene. He married Dorothy Bingham in 1932 in Post.

Survivors include his wife, of Abilene; one daughter, Patricia Wallace of Abilene and one grandson.

Gladys Bradshaw

SHERMAN - Gladys A. Bradshaw, 71, died Saturday at her home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Dannel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Clayton officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Bradshaw was born in Randolph, where she graduated from high school. She was a bookkeeper for H.R. Baker Company and Old America Store corporate office in Howe. She was a member of East Sherman Baptist Church and the church's Joy Club and taught Sunday school for many years. She married William Kenneth Bradshaw in 1950 in Savoy; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Mark Bradshaw of Sulphur, Okla.; one daughter, Guinn Evans of Abilene; one brother, David Shaw of Sherman; four sisters, Jean Fuller of Sherman, Connie LeBlanc of Plano, Doris McKinney of Fort Worth and Faye Owens of Bonham; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, South Grayson Unit, P.O. Box 735, Sherman 75091.

Bernice Dudley

GRUVER - Bernice Dudley, 72, died Sunday in Lubbock.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ with Bob Setliff officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery, directed by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

Mrs. Dudley was born in Groom and had lived in the area for 30 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Gruver Church of Christ. She married James "Ed" Dudley in 1944 in Olton; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Lynn Crawford of Abilene; one son, Bryan Dudley of Gruver; three brothers, Foy Langford of Lubbock, Kenneth Langford of Monett, Mo., and Delbert Langford of Weslaco; eight sisters, Bess Reed, Bonnie Stone, Jean Love and Dorothy Perdue, all of Lubbock, Irene Pruitt of Canyon, Hazel Roberts of Monett, Wilma Dudley of Floydada and Irma Rexrode of Brownfield; and five grandchildren.

Roy Gann

EASTLAND - Roy D. Gann, 79, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gayle Baucom officiating. Burial will be in Eastland City Cemetery.

Mr. Gann was born in Gorman and lived there and in Rising Star before moving to Eastland in 1928. He worked for Harkrider Taylor Shop and on a milk route and graduated from Eastland High School in 1935. He worked at a service station for several years and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for Montgomery Ward's in Austin, Albuquerque, N.M., and Fort Worth. He worked for Leonard Brothers until 1958, when he returned to Eastland and opened a TV repair and appliance store. He was a mail carrier for 30 years and an express agent, retiring in 1986. He married Jimmie Mae Sledge in 1970 in Longview.

Survivors include his wife, of Eastland; one daughter, Roy Lynn Shirley of Denton; one stepdaughter, Pat Sledge Gist of Abilene; one brother, W. Leo Gann of Eastland; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Peggy Horn Webb Lee

EASTLAND - Peggy Horn Webb Lee, 76, formerly of Fort Worth, died Monday at an Abilene hospital.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Eastland City Cemetery with Larry Roberts officiating, directed by Edwards Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lee was born in Flatwood, where she attended school. She moved to Fort Worth, where she attained a Licensed Vocational Nurse license. She worked at Harris Hospital for many years and was later director of nurses at Canterbury Villa Nursing Home in Fort Worth. She retired in 1983 and moved to Eastland. She was active at Flatwood Church of Christ and later Daugherty Street Church of Christ. She married Robert Merrill Webb Sr. in 1937.

Survivors include one son, Robert "Bob" Webb Jr. of Abilene; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pauline (Mrs. E.G.) Low

ALBANY - Pauline (Mrs. E.G.) Low, 85, died Sunday at her home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Tunnell officiating. Burial will be in Albany Cemetery, directed by Godfrey-Neese Funeral Home.

Mrs. Low was born in Callahan County and operated a beauty salon in Albany for several years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star. She married E.G. "Chubby" Low in 1929 in Carlsbad, N.M.; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sisters, Irene Beard of Canyon, Johnnie Ruth Webb of Abilene and Geneva McCort of Newark, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Louis Henry Sorell

BRECKENRIDGE - Louis Henry Sorell, 65, died Saturday at a Dallas hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Brent Lively officiating. Burial will be in Moon Cemetery, directed by Melton Funeral Home.

Mr. Sorell was born in Lueders and moved to Breckenridge from Jones County in 1944. He was a pipeline construction and maintenance contractor and a rancher. He was a member of First Christian Church. He married Mary Webb in 1950 in Warrenton, Va.

Survivors include his wife, of Breckenridge; one daughter, Janet Sorell of Breckenridge; one son, Richard Sorell of DeSoto; one sister, Dorothy Speer of Ranger; and two granddaughters.

Concepcion Ochoa Yanez

BROWNWOOD - Concepcion Ochoa Yanez, 88, died Monday at a local hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Mexican Baptist Church with the Rev. Salvador Trevino officiating. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery, directed by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Mrs. Yanez was born in Penon Blanco, Durango, Mexico, and had lived in Brownwood for 42 years. She was retired from Brownwood Floral and was a member of First Mexican Baptist Church. She married Federico Yanez in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.

Survivors include her husband, of Brownwood; one daughter, Tammy Yanez of Brownwood; one son, David Hernandez of Piedras Negras; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Patricia Weichinger

BANGS - Patricia Weichinger, 60, died Monday at her home.

No services are planned. The body will be cremated, directed by Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

Mrs. Weichinger was born in Chicago, Ill., where she attended school. She had lived in Bangs for two years, moving from Burbank, Ill., and was a homemaker. She married James Weichinger in 1954 in Chicago.

Survivors include her husband, of Bangs; five sons, James Weichinger of Buncombe, Ill., Terry Weichinger of Alsip, Ill., Carl Weichinger of Macedonia, Ill., Chad Weichinger of Seattle, Wash., and Wayne Weichinger of Burbank; four brothers, Fred Smith of California and Jerry Smith, Donald Smith and Howard Smith, all of Illinois; one sister, Elizabeth Powell of Bangs; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lindsey Adcock

HAMLIN - Lindsey W. Adcock, 83, of Anson died Sunday at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster-Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Novel Baize and Paige Baize officiating. Burial will be in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Adcock was born in Frisco and attended Roby schools. He worked for Texas Electric for more than 36 years in Sweetwater, Big Spring and Odessa, retiring in 1976 and moving to McCaulley. He moved to Anson in 1992 and was a member of Tuxedo Church of Christ. He married Altha Lakey in 1939 in McCaulley.

Survivors include his wife, of Anson; one son, Lynn Adcock of Arizona; two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas 'Tommy' Briggs

BANGS - Thomas G. "Tommy" Briggs, 65, died Monday at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Allen and Allen Gilbert officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Cedar Point Cemetery.

Mr. Briggs was born in Chillicothe and attended school in Water Valley. He had lived in Carlsbad and moved to Bangs in 1980. He was a retired electrician and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was a 32nd-degree Mason and a Shriner. He was past master of Bangs Masonic Lodge and past president of Heart of Texas Shrine Club. He was president of Brownwood Scottish Rite Club. He married Virginia Anderson in 1980 in Bangs.

Survivors include his wife, of Bangs; two sons, Terry Glen Briggs and Thomas Briggs, both of Katy; two stepdaughters, Cindee (Mrs. Ray) Goodwin of Early and Patti (Mrs. Terry) Miller of Dublin; his mother, Lillie Briggs of San Angelo; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas or to the Shriners Burn Center in Galveston.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Benjamin Kinard

RISING STAR - Benjamin G. Kinard, 87, died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, directed by Higginbotham Funeral Home.

Edna K. 'Joy' Campbell

SNYDER - Edna K. "Joy" Campbell, 79, of Odessa died Monday in an Odessa nursing home after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel.

Willie Bevel

FORT WORTH - Willie (Mrs. G.C.) Bevel, 101, died Sunday in North Richland Hills. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home chapel.

Aloysius 'Louis' John Marcon

BALLINGER - Aloysius "Louis" John Marcon, 72, of Taylor died Monday at a Ballinger nursing home. Services are pending with Rains-Seale Funeral Home.

Derward Bissett

BALLINGER - Derward Bissett, 79, died Monday at a local hospital. Services are pending with Rains-Seale Funeral Home.

Bessie May Bigony

BIG SPRING - Bessie May Bigony, 99, died Monday at a local nursing home. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Arthur Norman McWhorter

GOLDTHWAITE - Arthur Norman McWhorter died Monday at a Temple hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home Chapel.

Margaret Stanley

GOLDTHWAITE - Margaret Stanley, 92, died Monday at a local nursing home. Services are pending with Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

James Norman Montgomery

James Norman Montgomery, 81, of Gallup, N.M., died Sunday in Albuquerque, N.M. Services are pending with Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Frank Carter

WINTERS - Frank Carter, 61, died Monday at his home. Services are pending with Winters Funeral Home.

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