Today's Obituaries (July 20, 1997)
Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Dale Guinn Little
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dale Guinn Little, 57, died
Friday at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Funeral Home
Chapel, 5750 U.S. Hwy 277 South, with the Rev. Jerry McNeill officiating.
Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Mr. Little was born in Lone Oak and was in the U.S. Air Force
for 26 years until retiring. He worked in aircraft maintenance.
He was a ground radio operator while serving in Hawaii, the Philippines
and Vietnam. He owned Western Frontier Traders, a gun and leathercraft
shop, from 1991-94.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Little of Abilene; four
daughters, Connie L. Welch of Sedalia, Mo., Sherri A. Smith of
Denton, Dee Ann Brown of Abilene and Suzette Pellinen of Fargo,
N.D.; one son, Alan Christopher of Fulton, Ill.; his parents,
John H. Little and Noema R. Little, both of Greenville; one sister,
Peggy R. Carter of Trinidad, Texas; one brother, Larry D. Little
of Caddo Mills; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Big Country, 3113 Oldham
Lane, Abilene 79602.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
B.B. Hurst, 86, of Dallas and formerly of Abilene, died Friday
at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 U.S. Hwy 277 South, with the Rev. Raymond
Vickrey officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Elmwood
Mr. Hurst was born in Seymour, where he attended high school,
and married Louise Logan in 1930 in San Angelo. He served with
the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as a traveling auditor
for 36 years for West Texas Utilities until retiring. He was a
past patron of Abilene Chapter 30 of Hoblah Masonic Lodge 1394,
and was a member of Lewisville Chapter 935, Order of the Eastern
Star. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, of Dallas; one son, Wayne Thomas
Hurst of Dallas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Frances A. Morton, 72, formerly of Childress, died Friday in
a local nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Childress Cemetery
with Dr. David Hamblin officiating, directed by North's Funeral
Home, 242 Orange.
Mrs. Morton grew up in Memphis, Texas, and moved to Childress
in 1945. She was the director of the first outreach clinic in
Childress. She married Doug Morton in 1975 in Hollis, Okla., and
was a homemaker. She moved to Abilene in 1984 and was a member
of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of Abilene; two sons, Clifford
Cates of Amarillo and Kelvin Cates of Lafayette, La.; one daughter,
Carol Jones of Hereford; two stepdaughters, Becky Pleming of Amarillo
and Johnna Barrentine of Shallowater; two sisters, Edith Marcum
of Amarillo and Doris Ayers of Borger; three grandchildren; six
step grandchildren; one great-grandchild; andthree step great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Big Country, 3113 Oldham
Lane, Abilene 79602.
Savannah Cheyenne Messick
Savannah Cheyenne Messick, infant daughter of Melisha Messick
of Tye, died Saturday in a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 U.S. Hwy 277 South, with the Rev. Chris
Tollis officiating. Burial will be in Tye Cemetery.
Savannah was born in Abilene.
Other survivors include her grandparents, Roger and Linda Brecheen
of Tye, and Raymond and Jessica Messick of Rotan; her great-grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Currie of Haskell, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Messick
of Rotan; and her great-great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.N.
Currie of Haskell, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Messick of Rotan.
Robert Clifton Green
STAMFORD - Robert Clifton Green, 43, lifelong area resident,
died Friday in an Abilene hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Tankersley Funeral Home
Chapel with Chad Massie officiating. Burial will be in Springcreek
Mr. Green was born in Stamford and graduated from Lueders-Avoca
High School. He attended college in Dallas and married Penny Hollingsworth
in 1981 in Stamford. He worked as a dispatcher for the city of
Stamford and was a volunteer firefighter. He was a member of the
Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, of Stamford; three sons, Kevin
Green, Jeremy Moorefield and Bryan Hollingsworth, all of Stamford;
one daughter, Amy Bynum of Abilene; his mother, Lou Ella Green
of Abilene; one sister, Geneva Lou Tarver of Arlington; two grandchildren;
and one nephew.
Danny Ray 'R.D.' Gowin
BROWNWOOD - Danny Ray "R.D." Gowin, 46, lifelong
local resident, died Friday at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Heartland Funeral Home
Chapel in Early. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery.
Mr. Gowin was born in Brownwood and worked for Santa Fe Railroad.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Heath Ray Gowin of New Jersey; five
daughters, Tefanie Gowin, Heather Gowin and Sabrina Jones, all
of Brownwood, Traci Gowin of Abilene and Emily Treadaway of Washington;
his mother, Lila Gowin of Brownwood; three sisters, Gale Saunders
and Brenda Chamberlin, both of Brownwood, and Debbie Gause of
Grand Prairie; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Bertha Margaret Robbins
ANSON - Bertha Margaret Robbins, 82, died Saturday in a local
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Northside Baptist Church
with Tom Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery,
directed by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.
Mrs. Robbins was born in Dickens County and moved to Anson
in 1944. She worked as a nurse's aide. She was a member of Northside
Baptist Church and was the widow of James Allen Robbins, whom
she married in 1937 in Anson.
Survivors include three daughters, Vivian Graham of Onalaska,
Wisc., and Frankie Chroge and Pat Taylor, both of Abilene; one
son, Harvey Allen Robbins of Euless; two sisters, Madine Hughes
of Anson and Inez Carpenter of Abilene; two brothers, Benny Whitaker
and Don Whitaker, both of Anson; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Louise Conlee Thornton
FORT WORTH - Louise Conlee Thornton, 84, formerly of Clyde,
died Friday in a local nursing home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Thompson's Harveson &
Cole Funeral Home Drawing Room. Graveside services will be at
3 p.m. in Clyde Cemetery.
Mrs. Thornton was born in Clyde and moved to Fort Worth in
1942. She was a homemaker and was a member of Order of the Eastern
Star, American Ceramic Association and Oak Hill Presbyterian Church.
She was the widow of Eugene Thornton.
Survivors include two nephews and one niece.
Howard Melvin Warford
BAIRD - Howard Melvin Warford, 87, of Yountville, Calif., whose
wife grew up in Baird, died Tuesday in a Yountville hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Parker Funeral Home Chapel
with Charles Warford officiating. Burial will be in Ross Cemetery
Mr. Warford was born in Arkansas and married Lola Warren in
1936 in Baird. He formerly lived in Lawn and moved to the Sacramento,
Calif. area in 1941. He was a World War II veteran and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, of Yountville; one daughter, Linda
Cargill of Lefors; one sister, Grace Watson of Midland; one grandchild;
and several nieces and nephews.
Lonnie 'Nicho' Carrillo Sr.
Lonnie R. "Nicho" Carrillo Sr., 63, died Friday in
a local hospital. Services are pending with Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home, 542 Hickory.
RANGER - Edgar Walton, 84, died Saturday in an Eastland hospital.
Services are pending with Edwards Funeral Home.
STEPHENVILLE - Julian Sechrist, 77, died Saturday in Stephenville.
Services are pending with Lacy Funeral Home.
EASTLAND - Refugio Romero, infant, was stillborn Saturday in
a local hospital. Services are pending with Edwards Funeral Home.
Dr. T.D. Young
SWEETWATER - Dr. T.D. Young, 86, of Abilene and formerly of
Sweetwater, died Saturday at his home. Services are pending with
McCoy Funeral Home.
Lula Ann White
HAMLIN - Lula Ann White, 64, died Saturday at her home in Jones
County. Services are pending with Foster-Adams Funeral Home.
James 'Bob' Doss
BIG SPRING - James "Bob" Doss, 62, died Friday at
his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Nalley-Pickle &
Welch Funeral Home Rosewood Chapel.
STEPHENVILLE - Alma K. Luttrell, 91, died Friday in a local
hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Lacy Funeral Home
Edwin 'Rusty' Russell
COAHOMA - Edwin R. "Rusty" Russell, 82, died Friday
in a Big Spring hospital. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m.
Monday in Coahoma Cemetery, directed by Nalley-Pickle & Welch
Funeral Home of Big Spring.
SNYDER - Bertha Turner, 91, died Friday in a local hospital
after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m.
today in Snyder Cemetery, directed by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral
Calvin Bert 'Buddy' Holdridge
DE LEON - Calvin Bert "Buddy" Holdridge, 67, of Jasper,
died Thursday in a Jasper hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m.
Monday in Nowlin Funeral Home Chapel.
Maggie Mae Green
GOLDTHWAITE - Maggie Mae Green, 83, of Center City, died Friday
in Liberty. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Stacy-Wilkins
Funeral Home Chapel.
Neoma Fay Kee
COMANCHE - Neoma Fay Kee, 89, died Saturday in a Temple hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.
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