Today's Obituaries (June 11, 1997)
Buddy Thomas Gann
Buddy Thomas Gann, 38, lifelong Abilene resident, died Monday
in a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in New Beginnings United
Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Floyd Leverson officiating. Burial
will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home, 542 Hickory.
Mr. Gann was born in Abilene and was a self-employed mechanic.
Survivors include two sons, Buddy Allen Gann and Brian Thomas
Gann, both of Abilene; his parents, Thomas Franklin Gann and Ruby
Mae Bowen, both of Abilene; three brothers, Thomas Franklin Gann
Jr., Joseph Eugene Gann and Clifford Wayne Gann, all of Abilene;
and three sisters, Pamela Kay McGough and Jennifer Michelle Grant,
both of Abilene, and Velma Rose "Bonnie" Phillips of
Floyd Gene Webb
SWEETWATER - Floyd Gene Webb, 71, died Monday at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today in McCoy Funeral Home Chapel
of Memories with Larry Fluitt officiating. Burial will be in Garden
Mr. Webb was born in Matador and served with the U.S. Navy
during World War II. He graduated from Matador High School in
1948 and attended West Texas State College. He married Billye
Freeman in 1949 in Portales, N.M., and moved to Sweetwater in
1960. He retired after working for AT&T for more than 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, of Sweetwater; two daughters, Becky
Nugent of Abilene and Ann Faith of Lovington, N.M.; his father,
Floyd Webb of Lubbock; one sister, Jonita Gilbert of Lubbock;
four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
BROWNWOOD - John R. Lopez, 63, lifelong local resident, died
Monday in a Dallas hospital after a lengthy illness.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today in Davis-Morris Funeral
Home Chapel. Mass will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Catholic
Church with Msgr. Benedict Zientek officiating. Burial will be
in Greenleaf Cemetery.
Mr. Lopez was born in Lockhart and married Minnie DeAnda in
1952 in Brownwood. He owned and operated John's Auto Service and
was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, of Brownwood; one son, John Lopez
of Arlington; two daughters, Roseann Jones of May and Diane Rainey
of Brownwood; two brothers, Sam Lopez of Lewisville and Benjamin
Delgado of Harlingen; one sister, Mary Alice Hernandez of Brownwood;
five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Minnie Lou Martin
LEVELLAND - Minnie Lou Martin, 84, formerly of Eastland County,
died Tuesday at her home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Second Baptist Church
with the Rev. Joe Perkins officiating. Graveside services will
be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Long Branch Cemetery in Eastland County,
directed by Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Martin was born in Eastland County and was a homemaker.
She moved to Levelland in 1958 from Lubbock. She was a member
of Second Baptist Church and was the widow of J.W. Martin, whom
she married in 1936 in Carbon.
Survivors include one son, J.M. Martin of Levelland; two daughters,
Mary Joe Harris and Darlene Horton, both of Lubbock; one sister,
Ann Tharp of Ballinger; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
ANSON - Edna E. Hornsby, 77, of De Soto and formerly of Anson,
died Monday in a De Soto nursing home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Lawrence-Adams Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee Welch officiating. Burial will be
in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Hornsby was born in Funston and attended school in Anson.
She worked in the restaurant business in Anson for several years.
She moved, in 1969, to the Dallas area, where she was employed
by Rawson Drug and Sundry until retiring in 1982. She moved to
Lake Whitney in 1982 and De Soto in 1995. She was a member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary and was a Baptist.
Survivors include three sons, Ronnie C. Hornsby of Burnet,
Keith Hornsby of Carrollton and Roger Hornsby of Cedar Hill; one
brother, Troy Priddy of Hurst; one sister, Vera Taggart of De
Soto; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Charles Ray McCauley
HASKELL - Charles Ray McCauley, 71, died Tuesday in an Abilene
hospital. Services are pending with Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors.
EASTLAND - Opal Williams died Tuesday in an Elk City hospital.
Services are pending at Edwards Funeral Home.
Aubrey Cannon Merrick
GARDEN CITY, Kan. - Aubrey Cannon Merrick, 92, formerly of
Abilene, died Saturday in a local nursing home. Services will
be at 11 a.m. today in First Christian Church, directed by Garnand
Wilma Winona Dodd
DUBLIN - Wilma Winona Dodd, 91, died Tuesday in a Granbury
hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harrell Funeral
Home Memorial Chapel.
STEPHENVILLE - Leon D. Roberts, 71, died Tuesday in a Rapid
City, S.D. hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lacy
Funeral Home Chapel.
Tempest Inell Kay
DUBLIN - Tempest Inell Kay, 60, died Monday in Stephenville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Harrell Funeral Home Memorial
STEPHENVILLE - Ida E. Switzer, 82, died Monday in a local hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today in Lacy Funeral Home Chapel.
Corinne Ysabelle Petty
DUBLIN - Corinne Ysabelle Petty, 96, died Tuesday in Dublin.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Dublin Liveoak
Cemetery, directed by Harrell Funeral Home.
SNYDER - Ann LaRoux, 75, died Monday in a Lubbock hospital
after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in
First Christian Church, directed by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral
DE LEON - Billy E. Jarrett, 55, died Monday in a Fort Worth
hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Nowlin Funeral Home
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