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Today's Obituaries (Nov. 1, 1997)

Maude Warren Yungblut

BORGER -- Maude Warren Yungblut, 80, mother of an Abilene resident, died Thursday at her home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Borger First United Methodist Church with Dr. David Jones officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, directed by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Yungblut was born in Greensberg, La., and moved to Borger in 1935 from Amite, La. She was a retired librarian of Frank Phillips College and was a past president of the Borger 20th Century Federated Club and Friends of the Library. She also was a past director of Cedar Canyon Methodist Church Camp. She was a member of Hutchinson County Republican Women and First United Methodist Church and was the widow of Robert B. Yungblut.

Survivors include one son, Gary Cline Yungblut of Abilene; one daughter, Rogenna Hanson of Paradise, Calif.; two brothers, Wilton Warren of Chalmette, La., and Alton Warren of Roseland, La.,; one sister, Hazel Cutrer of Amite, La.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Crown of Texas Hospice or Gulf Museum, either c/o Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors, 314 S. Hedgecoke, Borger 79007.

Joyce Barbara Turner

COLEMAN -- Joyce Barbara Turner, 59, died Friday in a Brownwood hospital.

The body was donated to science. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Wilson officiating.

Ms. Turner was born in Ipswich, England, where she attended school, and moved to Coleman in 1960. She worked as a waitress.

Survivors include one daughter, Glynda Carrillo of Coleman; one son, Kelvin Durwood Crowder of Coleman; one sister, Jean Scrivener of England; two brothers, Tony Beales and Mick Beales, both of England; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to a favorite charity.

Dovie Clonts

KNOX CITY -- Dovie M. Clonts, 94, died Thursday in a local hospital after a long illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Knox City First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Vergil Ichtertz and James Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Knox City Cemetery, directed by Smith Funeral Home.

Mrs. Clonts was born in Falls County and moved to Knox City in 1928. She worked at Clonts Hardware Store until retiring and was a homemaker. She was a member and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She also was a member of First United Methodist Church and was the widow of Eugene Clonts, whom she married in 1923 in Mart.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Clonts of Knox City and Ken Clonts of Kingsland; one sister, Jewell Rucker of Harrison, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to Knox City First United Methodist Church.

William 'Wimpy' Broyles

COLEMAN -- William E. "Wimpy" Broyles, 81, died Thursday in a Fort Worth care facility.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Coleman City Cemetery with the Rev. Clarence Smith officiating, directed by Walker Funeral Home.

Mr. Broyles was born in Talpa and grew up in Coleman County. He married Mary Frances Roberts in 1935 in Albany and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was retired from Bell Helicopter Co. He returned to Coleman in 1987 and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, of Coleman; one sister, Donnie Mae Mitchell of Waco; and two brothers, J.B. Broyles of Lake Whitney and Floyd Broyles.

Opal Dean Horsley

SNYDER -- Opal Dean Horsley, 70, lifelong Scurry County resident, died Thursday at her home after a sudden illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Eastside Church of Christ with Tom Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Snyder Cemetery, directed by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Mrs. Horsley was born in Stanton and was a homemaker. She worked as an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She taught Bible classes at Eastside Church of Christ for many years and was the widow of Chesley Wade Horsley, whom she married in 1951 in Snyder.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Wittie of Lubbock and Vicki Craig of Del City, Okla.; two sons, Kent Horsley of San Angelo and Jerry Don Horsley of Cedar Creek; two sisters, her twin, Ima Jean Prather of Plainview and Lee Johnson of Marietta, Ga.; one brother, Jody Johnson of Oklahoma City; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dan Shurtleff

COLORADO CITY -- Dan Shurtleff, 79, died Thursday in a Lubbock hospital.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Colorado City Cemetery with the Rev. Sammy Elliott officiating, directed by Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Mr. Shurtleff was born in Colorado City and married Cecile Belle Twiford in 1942 in Kimbrell, Neb. He worked as an electrical engineer for Shell Oil for 37 years until retiring. He moved to Colorado City in 1992 from Iraan and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, of Colorado City; one daughter, Sue Crow of Colorado City; one son, Leslie Dan Shurtleff of Plano; one sister, Lenora Pendergrass of Burleson; one brother, Phynus D. Shurtleff of Corpus Christi; and one grandchild.

Jewell Ross Rape

BROWNWOOD -- Jewell Ross Rape, 87, died Thursday in a Comanche nursing home.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today in Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Ted Kell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

Mrs. Rape was born in Comanche and was a homemaker. She moved to Brownwood in 1980. She was a member of Austin Avenue Church of Christ and was the widow of Oscar Rape, whom she married in 1932 in Comanche.

Survivors include five nieces and two nephews.

Louie Stephenson

RANGER -- Louie D. Stephenson, 62, died Thursday in a Fort Worth hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Merriman Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Lively and Larry Hooper officiating. Burial will be in Merriman Cemetery, directed by Edwards Funeral Home.

Mr. Stephenson was born in Lone Cedar in Eastland County, where he attended school, and worked on the family farm for many years. He then was a paint and body repairman for Hood King Motors, Scott's Paint and Body and Floyd Caraway Paint and Body. He was a contract farmer until retiring due to ill health in 1994 and was a member of Merriman Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Louidale Hosley of Ranger, LaMinda Ainsworth of Simpson, La., and LaWanda Riley of Lompoc, Calif.; two sisters, Gloria Scott of Eastland and Sarah Ellis of San Antonio; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen Virginia Epley

BROWNWOOD -- Helen Virginia Epley, 83, died Friday in a local hospital.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Greenleaf Cemetery with Dr. Norbert Peil officiating, directed by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Ms. Epley was born in Hutto in Williamson County and lived most of her life in Brownwood. She graduated from Daniel Baker and Sul Ross colleges. She taught school on the elementary and junior high levels in Brownwood until retiring in 1979 and was a charter member of the Franklin Mint Collectors Society. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and also was a member of the Brown County Retired and Retired State teachers associations, and Union Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include one brother, Thomas K. Epley of Texas City; and two nephews.

Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Tommie Faye Stephenson

Tommie Faye Stephenson died Friday in a local hospital. Services are pending with Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Jesus Garcia

Jesus M. Garcia, 77, died Friday in a Big Spring hospital. Services are pending with Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

E.J. Stewart

HASKELL -- E.J. Stewart, 83, died Friday in an Abilene hospital. Services are pending with Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors.

Geneva 'Wendy' Carlton

STAMFORD -- Geneva "Wendy" Carlton, 75, of Lake Stamford, died Friday at her home. Services are pending with Tankersley Funeral Home.

W.A. 'Dub' Hawkins

HAMLIN -- W.A. "Dub" Hawkins, 65, died Friday in a local hospital. Services are pending with Foster-Adams Funeral Home.

Ruby Randolph Jones

STEPHENVILLE -- Ruby Randolph Jones, 63, died Friday in a local hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel.

Ruby Hammers

DE LEON -- Ruby T. Hammers, 88, died Thursday in a local nursing home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Nowlin Funeral Home Chapel.

D.G. West

MIDLAND -- D.G. West, 80, Brownwood native, died Friday in a local hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Sherwood Church of Christ, directed by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa.

Juanita Chancellor

COMANCHE -- Juanita Chancellor, 73, died Thursday in a local nursing home. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Oakwood Cemetery, directed by Comanche Funeral Home.

 

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