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,
Joyce Barbara Turner
COLEMAN -- Joyce Barbara Turner, 59, died Friday in a Brownwood
The body was donated to science. A memorial service will be
at 2 p.m. Sunday in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Wilson
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.
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
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.
COLORADO CITY -- Dan Shurtleff, 79, died Thursday in a Lubbock
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
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.
RANGER -- Louie D. Stephenson, 62, died Thursday in a Fort
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
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Greenleaf Cemetery
with Dr. Norbert Peil officiating, directed by Davis-Morris Funeral
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 M. Garcia, 77, died Friday in a Big Spring hospital.
Services are pending with Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.
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
W.A. 'Dub' Hawkins
HAMLIN -- W.A. "Dub" Hawkins, 65, died Friday in
a local hospital. Services are pending with Foster-Adams Funeral
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
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
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.
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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