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Funerals and Death Notices
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Funerals and Death Notices
11/15/99

TODAY

SAN ANGELO - Emmett Eddy, 94, at 2 p.m. at Johnson Street Church of Christ;
burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens; arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral
Home.

SAN ANGELO - F.G. Moffitt, 94, graveside service at 11 a.m. in Lawnhaven
Memorial Gardens; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.

SAN ANGELO - Bobby Jack Russell, at 4 p.m. in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel;
burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

SAN ANGELO - Willard Washington, 71, of Carlsbad, graveside service at 1:30
p.m. in All Faith Cemetery in Carlsbad; arrangements by Gutierrez Funeral
Chapels.

ALPINE - Mary Alice Mendias Torres, 71, rosary at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace
Catholic Church; service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church; burial in Holy
Angels Cemetery; arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - LaVerne Clawson, 83, at 4 p.m. in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel; burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

BIG SPRING - Jack F. Ellis Sr., 73, of College Station, graveside service at 10
a.m. in Trinity Memorial Park; arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch
Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - Keith Jones, 76, at 2 p.m. in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel; burial in Trinity Memorial.

BRADY - Robbie Hodges, 92, at 3 p.m. in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel; burial in
Rest Haven Cemetery; arrangements by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.

EDEN - Ronald Earl McGuffin, 58, memorial service at 10 a.m. in Eden Funeral
Home Chapel.

MIDLAND - B. Nathan Pipkin, 73, of Amarillo, at 5 p.m. at St. Paul United
Methodist Church; burial at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in McAdoo Cemetery in McAdoo;
arrangements by Pipkin Funeral Home.

OZONA - Cherrie Estella Davis, 90, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ; burial
in Cedar Hill Cemetery; arrangements are by Preddy Funeral Home.

SWEETWATER - Elijah Hinkle, 10, at 2 p.m. at Blackwell Baptist Church in
Blackwell; burial in Blackwell Cemetery; arrangements are by McCoy Funeral
Home.

TUESDAY

SAN ANGELO - Frances Faglie, 73, of Sweetwater, graveside service at 10 a.m. in
Blackwell Cemetery in Blackwell; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - Butch Ingram, 55, memorial service at 2 p.m. at 615 Settles;
arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Nov. 26

SAN ANGELO - Paul Nicholas Ivancich, 96, graveside memorial service at 10 a.m.
in Fairmount Cemetery.
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Deaths
Charles Bitters

Charles Tenney Bitters, 86, of San Angelo died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at his
residence.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with Dr.
John Crow officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in East Sweden Cemetery in
Brady.

He was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Sours. He was and education administrator and a
Presbyterian.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Bitters of San Angelo; a daughter, Virginia
Gartman of Brady; three sons, Charles Bitters of Mineral Wells, Johnnie Bitters
of Grayford and Bob Bitter of Brownwood; a sister, Hazel Tanner of Duncanville;
seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dewey Turner

SAN SABA - Dewey Turner, 76, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in San Saba.

Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel with burial
in Wallace Creek Cemetery.

He was born April 23, 1923, in Paducah and was a lifetime resident of San Saba.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and was employed by San Saba County.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Turner of San Saba; a son, Jerry Turner of
San Saba; three daughters, Rita Partin of Mason, Debra Gaylon of Brady and Joan
Hunt of San Saba; 1 brother, Leon Turner of Childress; a sister, Ruth Sewell of
Mangum, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews.

Juliana Bernard

MONAHANS - Juliana Bernard, 88, of Monahans died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in a
Midland hospital.

Service will be at 3 p.m. today at Grace Fellowship Church with burial in
Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harkey Funeral Home.

She was born March 8, 1911, in Terlingua and was a longtime resident of
Monahans. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include seven daughters, Carlota Reyes of Midland, Elodia Rubio of
San Angelo and Esperanza Sotelo, Elvira Hernandez, Lucila Chavez, Elisa
Martinez and Bessie Vargas, all of Monahans; three sons, Arturo Bernard of
Kermit, Wally Bernard of Euless and Frank Bernard Jr. of Monahans; a brother,
Luciano Holgin of Imperial; 46 grandchildren; 106 great-grandchildren; 20
great-great-grandchildren.

Modene Ratliff

BIG SPRING - Modene Ratliff, 79, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in a local
nursing home.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel
with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Mills County and had been a resident of Big
Spring since 1941. She was homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Joe H. Ratliff of Big Spring; three sons, John
Weldon Ratliff of Fort Worth, Edell Ratliff of Abilene and Dee Arvin Ratliff of
Big Spring; two daughters, Omega Middleton of Moultrie, Ga., and Blanche Miller
of Bradford, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Robbie Hodges

BRADY - Robbie Hodges, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in Brady.

Service will be at 3 p.m. today in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel with burial in
Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 18, 1907, in Red Rock and was a longtime resident of
McCulloch county and Brady. She owned and operated the Gift Gallery and was a
member of Sunset Ridge Church of Christ.

Survivors include her daughter, Bobbie Jordan of Brady; a grandchild; and two
great-grandchildren.

Jean Kuykendall

ELDORADO - Jean Kuykendall, 65, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at her residence.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Community Baptist Church with burial in
Eldorado Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kerbow Funeral Home.

She was born July 15, 1934, in Dawson county. She was a retired school teacher
and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Allen Kuykendall of Eldorado; a son, Rennond
Kuykendall of Eldorado; her mother, Ellen Robinson of Andrews; a brother,
Gerald Robinson of Andrews; a sister, Sharon of Maui, Hawaii; and numerous
nieces and nephews.

Belma Reyna

KERRVILLE - Belma Alvarado Reyna, 29, of Van Horn died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999,
from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in western Kerr county.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Van Horn
with burial in Van Horn Cemetery. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.

She was born April 9, 1970, in Van Horn was a lifetime resident. She was a
homemaker and a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Orlando Reyna, a daughter, Evelyn Desire Reyna,
and two sons, Alejandro Renee Alvarado and Jaime Reyna, all of Van Horn; seven
sisters, Eva Hinojos of Odessa, Dora Parado of Hancock, Elva Baeza of Amarillo,
Maria Delores Suarez and Gracie Talavera, both of Van Horn, Ilda Estrada of El
Paso and Blanca Alvarado of San Antonio; and six brothers, Octavio Alvarado Jr.
of San Diego, Oswaldo Alvarado of Van Horn, Orlando Alvarado of Portales, N.M.,
Oscar Alvarado and Gabriel Alvarado, both of Odessa, and Cesario Alvarado of
Los Angeles.

John Woodward

KERRVILLE - John M. Woodward, 76, of Camp Verde died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999,
in a Kerrville hospital.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grimes Funeral Chapels with burial in
Garden of Memories.

He was born Sept. 13, 1923, on Corregidor Island and had been a resident of
Camp Verde for 10 years. He was a retired rancher and salesman and a member of
Sheep & Goat Raisers Association and St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Woodward of Camp Verde; and numerous nieces
and nephews.

Nora Baldwin

KERRVILLE - Nora G. Baldwin, 91, of San Antonio died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999,
in a San Antonio care center.

Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church with burial in
Glen Rest Cemetery. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.

She was born Nov. 18, 1907, in Fredericksburg and had been a resident of San
Antonio for 67 years. She was a retired laundry supervisor for the veterans
administration hospital and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a son, Kermit Wilke of San Antonio; a stepson, Charles
Baldwin of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John Honig

FREDERICKSBURG - John S. Honig, 75, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in a local
hospital.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Lutheran Church in Harper with
burial in Harper City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Beckmann Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Adeline Honig of Harper; two daughters, Vicki
Ahrens of Comfort and Connie Brazeil of Houston; three sisters, Hulda Dehler of
Harper, Ida Rode of Fredericksburg and Evelyn Carter of Corpus Christi; four
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John Wolf

BIG SPRING - John Wolf, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at his residence.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born April 4, 1927, in Quitaque and was a lifetime resident of Howard
County. He was a police officer for the Big Spring Police Department and worked
with the Howard County Sheriff's Department and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Wolf of Big Spring; a son, Kevin Wolf of
Midland; two daughter, Kim Powers of Reno, Nev., and Sunny Noble of Big Spring;
six sisters, Lorene Brown of Iowa Park, Edna Ray of Lake Worth, Patsy Burke of
Wichita Falls, Wanda Wilson of Lamesa and Wilma Walker and Helen Davis, both of
Big Spring; two brothers, Loyd Wolf of Roscoe and Burel Wolf of Lancaster; and
eight grandchildren.
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Obituaries

EMMETT EDDY

Emmett Eddy had a zest for life for all of his 94 years. He passed away
Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in a local hospital.

Visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Johnson's Funeral Home.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at Johnson Street Church of Christ
with burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

``Non-Stop Pop,'' as he was dubbed by his granddaughter, Alison, never met a
stranger. Pop enjoyed talking and joking with everyone and was always the life
of any gathering. He lit up the room with a nickname or funny line for all who
were around him. He never thought twice about speaking his mind. Pop was active
to the end, even considering a jaunt to Mexico as recently as 1998.

Emmett was born Sept. 25, 1905, in Altus, Okla., to Lula Knutson Eddy and James
Solomon Eddy. He was reared in McCulloch and San Saba counties by his mother
and grandfather, W.C. Knutson. He attended school in Richland Springs and
Lakeview. As a young man, Emmett was quite a baseball player and also enjoyed
taking a leading role in the community singings. He worked for his uncle, Lewis
Knutson, for several years. He married Nova Smith Sept. 14, 1933, in San Saba.
Three children, Wanda, Daryl and Lynn resulted from this union.

Emmett worked as a carpenter and machinist. He owned and operated Arrow
Plastics from 1955 to 1965 and Eddy's Mobil Service from 1971 to 1974. He and
Nova also owned Powell Street Grocery, which she operated from 1949 to 1968.
After retiring Emmett traded tractors, cars and motors. At the age of 60 plus
he and Daryl tore down several houses to salvage lumber. With this lumber he
built his home and another house and helped Daryl build his home. When he was
near 80 he constructed a barn by himself. Around the house and barn that Emmett
built are remnants of his many projects that were initiated during his
retirement years.

For many years Emmett relished fishing trips on the Pecos River. He fished with
a rod and reel using stink bait that he had made. He and his fishing cronies
often returned with a pickup bed loaded with catfish.

Pop's grandchildren were the primary beneficiaries of his fun-loving nature. He
had a special relationship with and a unique way of teasing each one of them.
He was the finest role model for them and set a standard that very few men can
live up to. Karen remembers having to guess in which pocket he had hidden
bubble gum in order to get a piece and learning years later that he had insured
that she would guess correctly by hiding gum in every pocket. Most of us
remember Pop had a special cheer that he liked to tease his grandkids with
``I'm number one, you're number two!'' Another memory is of trips to Richland
Springs with Pop for family reunions. They were always fun as he knew a story
about every landmark that we passed.

Emmett described himself as a real ``go-getter'' and would add with a grin that
he took Nova to work and then would ``go get her.'' When Nova's eyesight and
health failed, he became her driver, cook, nurse and full-time companion. After
Nova's death in 1995, Emmett became a familiar face at the Senior Citizen
Center where he enjoyed playing Skip-Bo and dominoes, teasing friends and
talking with anyone who would listen.

Emmett is a member of the Johnson Street Church of Christ. He became a
Christian at 84, fulfilling Nova's lifelong dream. He had occupied a special
pew, surrounded by his church friends, each Sunday morning. Emmett especially
loved singing the hymns and visiting with old acquaintances.

Emmett was also a Mason.

Emmett was predeceased by his wife, Nova; daughter, Wanda Eddy Murphy; and by
three half brothers, John, L. and S.

He is survived by son, Daryl Eddy and wife, Jill, of San Angelo; daughter, Lynn
Granzin and husband, Stacy, of Miles; eight grandchildren and two
stepgrandchildren, Karen Murphy of Lewisville, Regue Chick and husband, Tom, of
Plano, Jill Willis of Azle, Kyle Eddy and wife, Daye, and Melissa Goode and
husband, Craig, all of Southlake, Layne Eddy of Arlington, Heather Thompson and
husband, Chris, of Missouri City, Alison Granzin of Denton, Kelly Granzin and
wife, Kim, of San Angelo and Larry Granzin and wife, Michelle, of Miles; 11
great-grandchildren, Jennifer Murphy, Jeramy Willis, Ryan and Courtney Eddy,
Grayson and Connor Goode, Peyton Eddy, Tristan and Jordyn Granzin and Braiden
and Haiden Granzin. Emmett is also survived by a half brother, J.S. Eddy and
wife, Jackie, of Stephenville; and numerous Knutson and Bush cousins.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Pop believed in working hard and having fun and has left that legacy to his
family. He showed his love by doing things for his family and by always being
there for them. We will miss you Pop - you were truly one of a kind!

Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Center, Johnson Street Church of
Christ or the American Heart Association.

AMALIA `MOLLY' SCHNIERS

Amalia ``Molly'' Schniers, 90, of Wall passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in
Ballinger nursing center.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in
Wall officiated by Monsignor Larry Droll. Burial will follow in St. Ambrose
Catholic Cemetery.

Molly was born Feb. 22, 1909, in Runnels county to Helen Schwertner Book and
John Book. She married Alphonse John Schniers on Feb. 10, 1931, in Rowena and
farmed and ranched in the Miles and Rowena area. In 1952 they moved to the Wall
area where together they farmed. She was known for her wonderful home cooking,
especially bread, kolaches and canning products which she enjoyed sharing with
family and friends and making them for her children and grandchildren.

Her hobbies were feeding the cattle, looking for deer and playing ``88'' with
her friends.

She was a member of St. Helen's Altar Society and the St. Ambrose Catholic
Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphonse John Schniers on Nov. 26,
1972; and a son, James Schniers on March 27, 1979; one grandson, and two great-
grandsons; and her brothers, Ben Book, Edwin Book, Alphonse Book, Herbert Book
and Frank Book; and sisters-in-law, Leona Book and Anita Book.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen Schniers Jost and Lawrence Jost and
their children, Belinda and David Weishuhn, Steven and Bridgett Jost and Stuart
Jost and their grandchildren, Amy and Todd Weishuhn, Jordon and Saegan Jost;
three sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Audrey Lee Schniers and their
children, Cheryl and Glen Smetana, Gaylon and Shelly Schniers, Marsha and
Charles McGuire and Gina Tipps and grandchildren, Mandy and Dustin Smetana,
Karli and Alyssa Tipps and Colin and Kendi McGuire; C.B. and Dorothy Mae
Schniers and their children, Karla Schniers, Craig and Tammy Schniers and
grandchild, Taylor Schniers; and Billy and Loretta Schniers and their children,
Michele and Dave De Russo, Denise and Eric Artho, Brent Schniers and Carson
Schniers and grandchildren, Aidan Artho and Maci Stokes.

Mrs. James (Laverne) Schniers, their children, Alanna and Chris Hirt, Ronda and
Todd Whittley, Daryl and Jeanie Schniers, Doyle and Lynn Schniers, Janell and
Randy Sparks, Lynette and Paxton Sandidge III and Glenda and Mike Dophied and
their grandchildren, Chad, Diedra and Ashley Hirt, Kendra and Kyla Whittley,
Megan, Kevin, Brett, Layton, Amby and Tori Schniers, Holly Sparks, Paxton
Sandidge IV, Alyssa Dophied and Chloe Brassie.

Surviving brothers are Felix Book and Richard Book and wife, Alice Book; and
sisters-in-law, Viola Book, Leona Book, Hattie Mae Book and Pauline Book.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Gaylon Schniers, Doyle Schniers, Daryl Schniers,
Carson Schniers, Brent Schniers, Craig Schniers, Steven Jost and Stuart Jost.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

NELDA L. WILLIAMS

KILGORE - Graveside service for Nelda L. Williams, 93, formerly of Kilgore,
will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Hickory Grove Cemetery with
the Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Arrangements are by Rader Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williams was born Nov. 16, 1905, in the Monroe community, the daughter of
Ruben and Annie Minor. She died Saturday night, Nov. 13, 1999, in San Angelo.
She was a lifelong member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

Her husband, Edgar B. Williams, a son, Charles H. Williams, four brother,
Vernon, Ralph, Kenneth and Robert Minor, and two sisters, Margie Norris and
Merle Minor, preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Ann Williams of San
Angelo; a daughter-in-law, Elsie Ruth Williams of Kilgore; a sister, Faye
Williams of Crim's Chapel; two granddaughters, Laurel Wiggin and Becky
Holliday, both of San Angelo; and two great-granddaughters, Megan and Katie
Wiggin of San Angelo; as well as beloved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 15.

R.C. SCHAFER

BIG SPRING - R.C. Schafer, 74, of Garden City died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in
a Midland hospital.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Nalley-Pickle & Welch
Rosewood Chapel with Pastor Carroll Kohl officiating. Interment will follow in
Garden City Cemetery.

He was born June 28, 1925, in Glasscock county and married Emma Cline on Jan.
29, 1950, in Clovis, N.M. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a self
employed trucker for a number of years, before entering into the ranching
business. His favorite hobbies were playing dominoes and being at the ranch
tending to his sheep and cattle.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Schafer of the home; two sons and daughters-
in-law, Johnny and Linda Schafer and Richard and Linda Schafer, all of Big
Spring; a granddaughter, Jennifer Schafer of Lubbock; a stepgrandson, Chris
Laney and his wife, Shonda, of Houston; and one sister, Rosie Roberts of Hobbs,
N.M.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Birdie Mae Schafer.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 3525 Andrews
Hwy Suite 111, Midland, TX 79703.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

TOM RIDGWAY SR.

Tom Ridgway Sr., 79, of San Angelo passed away at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14,
1999, in a local hospital.

Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Fairmount Cemetery,
officiated by Father Michael A. Smith and Father Robert B. Hedges. Arrangements
are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

Tom was born March 16, 1920, in Springfield, Mass. He was a graduate of
Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron
in the South Pacific Theatre during World War II. Tom married Margaret Lois
``Maggie'' Coe Feb. 1, 1947, in Haverford, Pa. They opened Tom Ridgway Florist
and Greenhouse business in 1953 in the old St. Angelus Hotel and later moved to
their present location, where Tom continued to be active until his death.

Tom was a past president of the Humane Society, a member of the American Legion
and Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Ridgway of San Angelo; a daughter, Susan
Ridgway Wilson of Midland; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom Ridgway Jr. and Janet
of Veribest; one sister, Jean Tienken and husband, Arthur, of Arlington, Va.;
six grandchildren, Lorrie Scholl and husband, David, of Houston, Mary Margaret
Wilson of College Station, William Thomas Wilson of Lubbock, Katy Ridgway,
Victoria Ridgway and Madeline Margaret Ridgway, all of Veribest.

F.G. `FELIX' MOFFITT

F.G. ``Felix'' Moffitt, 94, a longtime car dealer in San Angelo died Friday,
Nov. 12, 1999, in Baker-Brame Nursing Center.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Lawnhaven Memorial
Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

Felix was born Jan. 19, 1905, in Lexington, Tenn., to Joe and Eliza Moffitt. He
came to Texas in 1948.

Felix was married to Emma Smith on Jan. 20, 1952. He was preceded in death by
his beloved wife, Emma, on Dec. 5, 1989, and is survived by her three nieces,
Mrs. Charlene Huggins of Irving and Mrs. Winnie Wakefield of Fort Worth and
Joan Gibson of Alabama; and numerous other nieces and nephews in Tennessee.

B. NATHAN PIPKIN

MIDLAND - B. Nathan Pipkin, 73, of Amarillo and Midland, died at 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at Baptist St. Andrews Hospice Home in Amarillo.

Family visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Pipkin Funeral Home. Service
will be at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in
Amarillo with the Rev. Norman Grigsby and the Rev. John F. McClean officiating.
Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in McAdoo Cemetery in McAdoo.

Nathan was born Dec. 29, 1925, at the family home in McAdoo to Lawrence Bush
Pipkin and Hattie Norris Pipkin. Having graduated from high school in McAdoo,
Nathan continued his education at McMurry College in Abilene, earning a BA. He
then attended graduate school at Scarritt University in Nashville, Tenn.,
receiving a master's degree in religious education. He also worked toward a
doctorate degree in Christian education from Vanderbilt University before
beginning his career as a United Methodist professional educator. Nathan served
churches in Roswell, N.M., Port Arthur, Houston, San Angelo, Midland, Amarillo
and Dumas, as well as Albuquerque, N.M., and Mesa, Ariz. His Christian mission
also extended to many summer mission trips to the Copper Canyon area of Mexico.

Nathan also served his country as a sailor aboard the U.S. Fanshaw Bay during
World War II, experiencing nine major battles and holding one Presidential Unit
Citation.

Nathan was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth; and both parents.

Nathan is survived by his wife, Shirley. They were married on Aug. 12, 1995. He
is also survived by two sons, Lee Pipkin and his wife, Jan, of San Angelo and
Scott Pipkin of Quinlan. Chris Stephens and his wife, Mary Ann, of Canyon also
survive Nathan. Other survivors include a brother, Lawrence Pipkin of
Smithville; one sister, Emma Winegar of The Colony; two granddaughters, Sarah
and Rachel Pipkin of San Angelo; and stepgrandchildren, Rachel and John
Stephens of Canyon. Other surviving relatives include many nieces, nephews and
cousins as well as numerous friends and extended family throughout his church
career.

Upon retiring from active church work, Nathan spent some time at the VA Nursing
Home in Amarillo before marrying and traveling with Shirley. Many will remember
Nathan for his loves of cooking, entertaining and ceramics until health
conditions ceased these activities.

He requested that memorials be made to the organ fund of St. Paul United
Methodist Church of Amarillo or First United Methodist Church of San Angelo.
Address any other correspondents to Shirley Pipkin, 3308 Claborne, Amarillo, TX
79121.

FRANCES FAGLIE

Frances Faglie, 73, of Sweetwater and Blackwell area, died at 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in Arlington where she had lived for six months.

She was born July 3, 1926, in Ballinger. She was a cashier for a bank and was a
member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Ann Word and her husband, Larry, of Grand
Prairie; one grandchild, Landon Lynn Word of San Francisco; and three sisters,
Bonnie Whitworth of San Angelo, Jean Miller of Cleburne and Carlene Cottey of
Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; one brother, Douglas Cope of Spring.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Faglie in November 1996.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Blackwell Cemetery in
Blackwell with the Rev. Jackie Gestes, pastor of the First Baptist Church in
Blackwell, officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

11/16/99

TODAY

SAN ANGELO - Charles Tenney Bitters, 86, at 1 p.m. in Robert Massie Riverside
Chapel; burial in East Sweden Cemetery in Brady.

SAN ANGELO - Frances Faglie, 73, of Sweetwater, graveside service at 10 a.m. in
Blackwell Cemetery in Blackwell; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.

SAN ANGELO - Amalia Schniers, 90, of Wall, at 10 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic
Church in Wall; burial in St. Ambrose Cemetery; arrangements by Johnson's
Funeral Home.

ALPINE - Mary Alice Mendias Torres, 71, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace
Catholic Church; burial in Holy Angels Cemetery; arrangements by Geeslin
Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - Butch Ingram, 55, memorial service at 2 p.m. at 615 Settles;
arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - John Wolf, 72, at 3 p.m., in Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel;
burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park.

ELDORADO - Jean Kuykendall, 65, at 2 p.m. at Community Baptist Church; burial
in Eldorado Cemetery; arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home.

FREDERICKSBURG - John S. Honig, 75, at 10 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in
Harper; burial in Harper City Cemetery; arrangements by Beckmann Funeral Home.

KERRVILLE - Nora G. Baldwin, 91, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church; burial
in Glen Rest Cemetery; arrangements by Grimes Funeral Chapels.

KERRVILLE - Belma Alvarado Reyna, 29, of Van Horn, at Seventh-day Adventist
Church in Van Horn; burial in Van Horn Cemetery; arrangements by Grimes Funeral
Chapels.

KERRVILLE - John M. Woodward, 76, of Camp Verde, at 1 p.m. at Grimes Funeral
Chapels; burial in Garden of Memories.

WEDNESDAY

BIG SPRING - Modene Ratliff, 79, at 11 a.m. in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel; burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

BIG SPRING - R.C. Schafer, 74, of Garden City, at 2 p.m. in Nalley-Pickle &
Welch Rosewood Chapel; burial in Garden City Cemetery.

Nov. 26

SAN ANGELO - Paul Nicholas Ivancich, 96, graveside memorial service at 10 a.m.
in Fairmount Cemetery.
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Deaths
Etta Mae Chapman

SNYDER - Etta Mae Chapman, 76, of Snyder died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in a
Lubbock hospital.

Graveside service was Sunday in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by
Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Graham, had lived in San Angelo, and moved to
Snyder in 1963. She had worked at the Ballard Cafe and was a homemaker. She was
a member of North College Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Christine Scrivner of Snyder and Virginia
Swearingen of Piedmont, Okla.; a son, Jean Chapman of Ardmore, Okla.; 11
grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren

Areopagita Vasquez

PECOS - Areopagita Vasquez, 81, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in a local
nursing home.

Service will be at 10 a.m today at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marfa with
burial in Merced Cemetery in Marfa. Arrangements are by Pecos Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 9, 1918, in Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a lifetime resident of
Pecos. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Survivors include two stepsons, Alonzo Vasquez of Pecos and Ricardo Vasquez of
El Paso; four stepdaughters, Gloria Rodriguez of Pecos, Maria Luisa Machuca of
Marfa, Celia Williams of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Julia Lujan of El Paso; 12
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.

Lois Slate

JACKSBORO - Lois Slate, 103, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in a local hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Coker Funeral Home Chapel with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born April 7, 1896, in Bagwell. She was a homemaker and a member of the
Rebekah Lodge and Pythian Lodge and the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Slate of San Angelo, Garth Wallace Slate
of Decatur and Jack Slate of Fort Worth; two daughters, Betty Little of
Jacksboro and Anita Crow of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Katie Kimble

LLANO - Katie Belle Kimble, 75, of Llano died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in San
Antonio.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Llano City Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.

She was born June 25, 1924, in Costa, W.Va., and had lived in San Antonio,
moving to Llano 3« years ago. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn S. Kimble Sr. of Llano; six daughters, Kay
L. Rodriguez of Dayton, Ohio, Pamela S. Roberts of New Braunfels, Starlett
Pontioux of Mount Pleasant, Darlene Stayner of Augusta, Ga., Barbara Anna
Kimble of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Donna Kimble of San Antonio; a son, Glenn S.
Kimble Sr. of Llano; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Matha Holloway

PASADENA - Matha V. Holloway, 68, of New Braunfels died Friday, Nov. 11, 1999.

Graveside service was Saturday in Grandview Memorial Park with arrangements by
Grand View Funeral Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Dromgoole of Abilene and Kathy Lewis
of Hardin; two sons, John Holloway of New Braunfels and Dan Holloway of Hardin;
two sisters, Marj Burch and Victoria Priedoker, both of San Angelo; and 11
grandchildren.

Walter Robertson

GOLDTHWAITE - Walter Glen Robertson, 43, of Clint died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999,
in a Brownwood hospital.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home Chapel
with burial in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 15, 1956, in Big Spring. He worked in security and was a
member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Angelica Robertson of Clint; his mother, Mabelene
Robertson of Goldthwaite; a sister, Lana Landon of Midland; and numerous aunts.

Rilda Canto

KERRVILLE - Rilda T. Canto, 86, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, in a local care
center.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Glen Rest Cemetery.

She was born April 8, 1913, in Hill County and was a longtime resident of
Kerrville. She was a member of Calvary Temple.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Canto of Kerrville; three brothers, Clem
Thomas of Ennis and Daniel Thomas and J.K. Thomas, both of Hillsboro; and a
sister, Dorothy Hall of Lancaster.

Vivian High

LLANO - Vivian Vinita High, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in Llano.

There will be no services. Arrangements are by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Home.

She was born July 10, 1911, in Lapan. She was a teacher.

Survivors include two sons, Gary High of Kingsland and Dwight High of
Lafayette, Colo.; a brother; numerous sisters; three grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.

Jack Moon

DEL RIO - Retired Lt. Col. Jack F. Moon, 79, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999.

Military graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today in Westlawn Cemetery.
Arrangements are by G.W. Cox Funeral Home.

He was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Wichita Falls and was a longtime resident of Del
Rio. An Air Force veteran of World War II, he served 23 years in the Air Force
and had operated the Standard Oil, Chevron Jobber distributorship.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Wagner Moon of Del Rio; a son, Jack Todd
``Smokey'' Moon of Del Rio; three daughters, Cindy Joyce and Terri Tracy, both
of Del Rio, and Sherri Lynn Edmiaston of Snyder; a sister, Barbara Moon of
Dallas; several grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Jessie Leslie

MONAHANS - Jessie Fenton Leslie, 89, of Morrilton, Ark., died Saturday, Nov.
13, 1999.

Service was Monday in Morrilton. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in
Monahans Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of
Morrilton.

She was born July 12, 1910, in Sylvia, Kan. She was a member of the Morrilton
Downtown Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Charles ``Chuck'' Leslie of Morrilton and Ted D.
Leslie of Mena, Ark.; a daughter, Vicki Dodson of Carter Lake, Iowa; four
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Johnnie Green

BIG SPRING - Johnnie W. Green, 59, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, in
a Lubbock hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Maria Velasquez

BIG SPRING - Maria Velasquez, 86, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, in a local
nursing home. Services are pending at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Patricia Cofer

KERRVILLE - Patricia ``Patti'' Louise Cofer, 60, of Ingram died Saturday, Nov.
13, 1999, at her residence. Arrangements are by Kerrville Funeral Home.

Tollie Mae Keefer

KERRVILLE - Tollie Mae Keefer, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in a local
hospital. Services are pending at Kerrville Funeral Home.
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Obituaries

CHARLES T. BITTERS

Charles T. Bitters, 86, of San Angelo passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at his
home.

Bitters was born to Charles Bitters and Virginia McCauslan on Oct. 4, 1913, in
Sours (now Grand Prairie). When he was five years old, his family moved to
Gibson City, Ill. Bitters graduated from Drummon High School and he came to
Texas to enroll as a ministerial student at Trinity University. He worked his
way through Trinity as a trainer and manager of the football and basketball
teams. He worked on Saturdays at J.C. Penney for a dollar a hour. His noon meal
was a big Oh Henry and a pint of milk ($.05).

While at Trinity, he was president of the student body, member of Life
Recruits, Who's Who in Trinity and his senior year, 1939, he and his now wife
were king and queen of the Trinity Tigers. He also received his degree in 1939.

Bitters and Helen were married in the little East Sweden Church in Brady and
immediately started their teaching careers which ends in their teaching some 88
years in education.

In 1950, Bitters received his M.A. degree from Hardin-Simmons University and
was elected superintendent of schools at Zephyr. While at Zephyr, he was
selected as the Lions Outstanding Citizen, superintendent of Methodist Sunday
school and lay minister of the district Methodist church. Twice he and Helen
were worthy Patrons and worth Matrons of the Eastern Star. He was also grande
district deputy of the Masonic Lodge.

In 1958, he accepted a position at the Texas Education Agency in the field of
accreditation. In 1960, Bitters became the ``Father of the Small School
Project,'' now Community School, in T.E.A.

In 1968, he moved to San Angelo as assistant director of Region XV Education
Center. In 1972, he became executive director of the center. He received many
distinguishing awards.

Charles was presented an award three years ago when they celebrated 50 years of
membership in the Masonic Lodge. He also was director on the Council of
Governments on Aging, secretary of the Board of Mental Health and Mental
Retardation in which he was instrumental in securing the present location and
building of MHMR. Bitters also was instrumental in bringing the West Texas
Rehab to San Angelo in 1977. He was on the original board of directors until
December of 1998. He resigned because of health problems. He had been president
of retired teachers of the district. Bitters was also chairman of the Tom Green
Democratic Party.

Charles and Helen recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary when their
children and grandchildren hosted a reception.

Surviving Bitters are his wife, Helen Bitters of San Angelo; his children,
Virginia Gartman and husband, Jackie, of Brady, Charles and his wife, Margie,
of Mineral Wells, Johnnie and his wife, Sharon, of Graford and Bob and his
wife, Laynee, of Zephyr; his sister, Hazel Tanner of Duncanville;
grandchildren, Brandye and her husband, Todd, of Blountsville, Ala., Farrah
Banister of College Station, Brooke Banister of San Marcos, Amanda Bitters of
Mineral Wells, David and wife, Connie, and sons, Garrett and Taylor of Fort
Worth, Brandon Bitters of Graford and Chance Bitters of Zephyr.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Robert Massie Riverside
Chapel with the Rev. John Crow officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in
East Sweden Cemetery in Brady.

Pallbearers will be nephews Bob and Mike Rice, Bob and Don Miller and Rick and
Zane Shepherd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Matson, C.D. Henry, Tom Parrett, Frank
Junell, James Nevins, Arthur Sikes, Dr. Vayden Stanley, Tom Massey, Lee Moore
and Stormy Kimrey.
Memorials may be made to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in San Angelo.

LEO FRANK KELLERMEIER

BALLINGER - Leo Frank Kellermeier, 61, of Paint Rock passed away Sunday, Nov.
14, 1999, at 1:48 p.m. near Eola as a result of a farming accident.

Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Rowena. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at St. Joseph Catholic
Church with Father Michael A. Rodriquez officiating. Burial will follow in St.
Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rains-Seale Funeral Home.

Mr. Kellermeier was born April 12, 1938, in Paint Rock to Albert W. Kellermeier
and Ida Margaret Braden Kellermeier. He served in the National Guard in
Ballinger in the 1960s and was a farmer. He was a member of St. Phillip
Catholic Church in Eola.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his sisters, TheDora Turcotte of Glendale, Ariz., Gladys
Kubitz of Wind Lake, Wis., Virginia Andrews of Splendora, Veronica Hattermann
of Houston, Cecilia Klaus of Midkiff and Louise Kellermeier of Paint Rock.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and cousins.

SYLVIA J. FARMER BEARD

Sylvia J. Farmer Beard, 81 years of age, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov.
15, 1999, at 12:45 p.m.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Fairmount Cemetery
with the Rev. L.C. Messer officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral
Home.

Mrs. Beard was born Feb. 19, 1918, in San Antonio.

She leaves behind a host of family and friends who loved and cherished her very
much. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved the Lord and cherished
her church family.

She is preceded in death by Charlie F. Farmer, her husband of 49 years, Raymond
Beard, her husband of six years, three great-grandchildren, her mother, father,
eight brothers and six sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Cupps and husband, Bill, one
grandson, Richard Cupps and wife, Valerie, one granddaughter, Melissa Cleere
and husband, Doug, three great-grandsons, Stephen and Joseph Cupps and Stefan
Cleere, all of Gardendale; four sisters, Elmer Lee Gravis of Dale, Alice Ruth
Young of Elgin, Fannie Cornelius King of Austin, Tillie Mae Craig of Austin;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sylvia has left her earthly home and leaves a great void in our lives, but she
will remain forever in our hearts.

Our physical mind will grieve this much loved mother, grandmother and friend,
but our spirits will rejoice.

``For I am now ready to be offered and the time of departure is at hand. I have
fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.'' II
Timothy 4:6-7.

KATY BELLE CHAMBERS

BRONTE - Katy Belle Chambers passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at her home
at the age of 70 years.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the First Baptist Church.
Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo.
Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.

Katy was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Orient to George Henry and Katy Derrick James.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Tennyson Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Katy James; a brother,
R.L. James; and two daughters, Georgene and Jimmie Delores.

Katy is survived by her husband, James Chambers of Tennyson; one son, John
Chambers of Hawley; four daughters, Sandra Talton of Tennyson, Sheila Beauchamp
of Bronte, JoNelle Black of San Angelo and Patti Frazee of Bronte; three
brothers, George Henry James of Spring Town, and Melvin R. James and Clarence
B. ``Buck'' James, both of San Angelo; two sisters, Dorothy Ellen McClure of
Bronte and Hazel Irene Magness of Blackwell; 17 grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.
``Only a Mother can share her love with all her children,
yet give each child her undivided love.''

11/17/99

TODAY

SAN ANGELO - Sylvia J. Farmer Beard, 81, graveside service at 3 p.m. in
Fairmount Cemetery; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.

BALLINGER - Leo Frank Kellermeier, 61, of Paint Rock, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Rowena; burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery; arrangements
by Rains-Seale Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - Modene Ratliff, 79, at 11 a.m. in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel; burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

BIG SPRING - R.C. Schafer, 74, of Garden City, at 2 p.m. in Nalley-Pickle &
Welch Rosewood Chapel; burial in Garden City Cemetery.

BRONTE - Katy Belle Chambers, 70, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church; burial at
4 p.m in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo; arrangements by Shaffer
Funeral Home.

GOLDTHWAITE - Walter Glen Robertson, 43, of Clint, at 10 a.m. in Stacy-Wilkins
Funeral Home Chapel; burial in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery.

KERRVILLE - Rilda T. Canto, 86, at 11 a.m. in Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel;
burial in Glen Rest Cemetery.

MONAHANS - Jessie Fenton Leslie, 89, of Morrilton, Ark., burial at 10 a.m. in
Monahans Municipal Cemetery; arrangements by Harris Funeral Home of Morrilton.

THURSDAY

LLANO - Katie Belle Kimble, 75, graveside service at 1 p.m. in Llano City
Cemetery; arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.

Nov. 26

SAN ANGELO - Paul Nicholas Ivancich, 96, graveside memorial service at 10 a.m.
in Fairmount Cemetery.
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Deaths
Agnes Hardin

BURNET - Agnes Lenora Hardin, 72, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Hills Baptist Church with
burial in Post Mountain Cemetery. Arrangements are by Edgar Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Silver. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Hardin of Burnet; a daughter, Linda
Humphries of Burnet; a son, Phil Walker Hardin of Burnet; two sisters, Edna
Russell of Dripping Springs and Edith Conger of Zephyr; a brother, D.J. Walker
of Robert Lee; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wanda Finlay

COLEMAN - Wanda June Finlay, 72, of Hobbs, N.M., died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in
a Hobbs care center.

Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Walker Funeral Home Chapel with burial in
Gouldbusk Cemetery in Gouldbusk.

She was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Coleman County and was a lifetime resident. She
was a homemaker and a member of Gouldbusk Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Kay Webb of Rosebud and Linda Johnson
of Hobbs; a son, Jeff Finlay of Fort Sill, Okla.; two brothers, Dewey Wilson
and Billy Jack Wilson, both of Coleman; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-
grandchildren.

Tollie Keefer

KERRVILLE - Tollie Mae Keefer, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in a local
hospital.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Nichols Cemetery in Ingram.
Arrangements are by Kerrville Funeral Home.

She was born May 2, 1911, in Tattnal County, Ga., and had lived in Kerrville
since 1937.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Yarbrough of Ingram and the Rev. Norman
Yarbrough and Don Yarbrough, both of Kerrville; three daughters, Tollie O. Hart
of San Antonio, Pearl L. Kelly of Ingram and Patsy Yarbrough of Kingsland; 23
grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Dora Howard

JUNCTION - Dora Bernice Howard, 92, of San Antonio and formerly of Junction,
died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in San Antonio.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Northridge Park Baptist Church in San
Antonio. Graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Junction Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Porter Loring Funeral Home of San Antonio and Aubrey Fife
Funerals.

She was born July 9, 1907, in Kimble County. She was a school teacher, a poetry
writer and a member of Northridge Park Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Sam Kindrick of Bulverde; a stepson, Sam Howard of
California; two sisters, Joyce Tumlinson of San Antonio and Rayola Proffer of
Aurora, Mo.; a brother, John Blake Chenault of Junction; and two grandchildren.

Maria Velasquez

BIG SPRING - Maria Velasquez, 86, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, in a local
nursing home.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today in Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Howard County. She was a homemaker and a member
of Templo Belen Assembly of God.

Survivors include three daughters, Maria Escobar, Alepholia Velasquez and Petra
Guerra, all of Big Spring; two sons, Raez Velasquez of Big Wells and Maximino
Velasquez of San Luis, Ariz.; 45 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

Gayland Broadstreet

WINTERS - Gayland Lee Broadstreet, 66, of Winters died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999,
in a San Angelo hospital.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Winters with
burial at 4 p.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Odessa. Arrangements
are by Winters Funeral Home.

He was born July 16, 1933, in Winters and was a longtime resident. An Army
veteran of the Korean War, he was a stockfarmer and a minister. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church and Wingate Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Broadstreet of Winters; his father, E.L.
``Crook'' Broadstreet of Winters; two sons, the Rev. Kim Broadstreet of Ponder
and Kerr Broadstreet of Tuscola; a daughter, Kay Moore of Odessa; a brother,
Ralph Broadstreet of Fort Worth; a sister, Darlene Skelton of Bowie; six
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Jonathan Letz

BIG SPRING - Jonathan Letz, infant son of Bryan and Becky Letz, of Big Spring
died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in a Lubbock hospital. Services are pending at
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Walter Speaker

BIG SPRING - Walter Speaker, 72, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in
Comanche. Services are pending at Nalley-Pickle & Welch.
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Obituary

LAURA BELLE HENSHAW

Our beloved mother, Laura Belle (Baggett) Henshaw, 90, of San Angelo went to be
with our Lord Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999.

Mother was born Aug. 31, 1909, in Coushatta, La. She was married to our father,
Langford William Henshaw Sr., who preceded her in death in 1973.

Mother is survived by one son, Langford William Henshaw Jr. of Porter and two
daughters, Gloria Burleson of San Angelo and Joan Warkentin of Hilo, Hawaii.
She is loved and missed by 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren. Precious is the knowledge that she planted the seeds
of Christ's love that have borne fruit in her children and grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Bethal Baptist Church in
Coushatta with the Rev. Wiley Coley of Bethal Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Bethal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral
Home and Nettle Funeral Home of Coushatta.

11/18/99

TODAY

BURNET - Agnes Lenora Hardin, 72, at 10 a.m. in Hills Baptist Church chapel;
burial in Post Mountain Cemetery; arrangements by Edgar Funeral Home.

JUNCTION - Dora Bernice Howard, 92, of San Antonio, at 10 a.m. in Northridge
Park Baptist Church in San Antonio; graveside service at 2:30 p.m. in Junction
Cemetery; arrangements by Porter Loring Funeral Home of San Antonio and Aubrey
Fife Funerals.

LLANO - Katie Belle Kimble, 75, graveside service at 1 p.m. in Llano City
Cemetery; arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.

WINTERS - Gayland Lee Broadstreet, 66, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in
Winters; burial at 4 p.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Odessa;
arrangements by Winters Funeral Home.

FRIDAY

SAN ANGELO - Laura Belle Henshaw, 90, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in
Coushatta, La.; burial in Bethel Cemetery; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral
Home and Nettles Funeral Home of Coushatta.

Nov. 26

SAN ANGELO - Paul Nicholas Ivancich, 96, graveside memorial service at 10 a.m.
in Fairmount Cemetery.
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Deaths
Tony Burrows

Tony Burrows, 40, of Christoval died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in a local
hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Christoval
with the Rev. Buddy Trull officiating. Burial will follow in Christoval
Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 25, 1959, in San Angelo. He was an auto mechanic.

Survivors include a daughter, Kiri Burrows of Christoval; a sister, Gwen
Shepard of High Rolls, N.M.; two brothers, Bill Burrows of Boisse, Idaho, and
Danny Bamber of Clyde.

Johnnie Green

BIG SPRING - Johnnie Walter Green, 59, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 15,
1999, in a Lubbock hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at 14th and Main Church of Christ with burial
in Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 19, 1939, in Bastrop and was a lifetime resident of Big
Spring. He was employed by Howard County, was a chef and had owned Johnnies
Country Kitchen. He was a coach and organizer of the Texas Little League and
was a member of West Highway 80 Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Charles Johnson Green of Big Spring; a daughter,
Debra Elaine Clark of Nashville, Tenn.; five sons, Johnny LaVell Green, Delbert
Antonio Green, Carl Denver Green and Timothy Erwin Green, all of Big Spring,
and Gary Jones of Lubbock; his mother, Sallie B. Green of Big Spring; three
brothers, Nathaniel Green of Big Spring, Robert Green of Harkens Heights and
Elroy Green of Austin; two sisters, Willie L. Green of Midland and Pearly
Crawford of Yukon, Okla.; and 15 grandchildren.

Sam Lewis Jr.

BIG SPRING - Sam Nelson Lewis Jr., 70, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 16,
1999, in a Midland hospital.

Service will be at 5 p.m today in Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with burial
in Fort Sam Houston Military Cemetery in San Antonio.

He was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Texico, N.M. An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam
War, he retired as a staff sergeant in 1970. He was a life member of the
Disabled American Veterans and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Lewis of Big Spring; two daughters, Tammy
Denn and Brenda Claxton, both of Big Spring; two brothers, Henry Lewis of
Chico, Calif., and Raymond Lewis of New Braunfels; two granddaughters; and
several nieces and nephews.

Lawrence Simon

MASON - Lawrence G. ``Poncho'' Simon, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in
Carson, Calif.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wagram Cemetery. Arrangements
are by Mason Funeral Home.

He was employed by Sherwin Electric as general foreman and had been a resident
of Carson, Calif., for the past 36 years.

Survivors include a son, Larry Simon of Midland; and two grandchildren.

Thomas Payne Jr.

PECOS - Thomas Lee Payne Jr., 80, of Pecos died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in a
Lubbock hospital.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born Oct. 24, 1919, in Pampa and was a lifetime resident of Pecos. An
Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired shift supervisor at the
automotive proving grounds.

Survivors include a nephew, Roy D. Prewit of Pecos; two nieces, Beverley
Lindemann of Pecos and Barbara Bradley of Girvin.

Don Manual Gayoso

MERKEL - Don Manuel Gayoso, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in a local
nursing center.

Service will be at 2 p.m. today in the Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel with
graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday in Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas.

He was born Feb. 18, 1913, in Bonham and was a longtime resident of Merkel. He
owned Permian Painting and Repair in Odessa and was a painter and carpenter.

Survivors include five sons, Clyde Gayoso of Merkel, Donnie Gayoso of Anna,
Kenneth Gayoso of Odessa, Lester Gayoso of Irving and David Harris of Austin;
three daughters, Shirley Marie Colvin of San Angelo, Debbie Ellis of Fort Worth
and Shirley Ann Johnson of Anna; five sisters, Aurora Cook and Lorrine Wilder,
both of Dallas, Faye Lila Jordan and Dorothy Mae Roberts, both of Lampasas, and
Betty Lookingbill of Ferris; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.

Jonathan Letz

BIG SPRING - Jonathan Ray Letz, infant son of Bryan and Becky Letz, of Big
Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in a Lubbock hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. today at College Park Church of God with burial in
Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 10, 1999, in Big Spring.

Survivors include his parents; paternal grandparents, Donna and Thomas Letz of
Fredericksburg; maternal grandparents, Mary and Johnnie Rodgers of Big Spring;
paternal great-grandparents, C.T. and Rosemary Price of Abilene; a paternal
great-great-grandmother, Audrey Conrod of Aspermont; and several aunts and
uncles.

Thelma Hinkley

BIG SPRING - Thelma Hinkley, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 16,
1999, in League City.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Trinity Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, James Hinkley; two sons, Buzz Barr and Chris
Hinkley; a daughter, Linda Mann; and a sister, Ida Grimsley.

Walter Speaker

BIG SPRING - Walter O. ``Walt'' Speaker, 72, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov.
16, 1999, in Comanche.

Service will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with
burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Indian Gap, and had been a resident of Big Spring
since 1946. He worked for Allied Van Lines for 19 years before retiring and was
a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie Speaker of Big Spring; two sons, Robert
Speaker of Big Spring and Rory Speaker of Anna; three stepdaughters, Kelly
Overton of Coahoma, Christina McCarver of Midland and Patty Ditto of Coahoma; a
brother, Willis Speaker of Big Spring; two sisters, Edna Grisham of Moody and
Clara Smith of Salina; and 14 grandchildren.

Andrea Perez

FREDERICKSBURG - Andrea Rios Perez, 77, of Stonewall died Wednesday, Nov. 17,
1999, in a San Antonio hospital.

Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Schaetter Funeral Home Chapel.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in
Stonewall with burial in Stonewall Community Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Llano.

Survivors include her husband, Rodulfo G. Perez of Stonewall; two sons, Martin
Perez of Fredericksburg and Mario Perez of Stonewall; eight daughters, Janie
Cantu, Sylvia Cantu and Margie Rivera, all of Fredericksburg, Delma Perez of
Austin, Alida Zamorra of Seattle, Mary Ann Cantu of Pleasanton, Lucy Perez of
Stonewall and Janie Petermann of Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother, Enrique Rios of
Big Spring; and three sisters, Martha Perez of San Angelo, Catherine Valdez of
Fort Worth and Hermania Valdez of San Antonio.

Barbara Vann

BIG SPRING - Barbara Lee Vann, 74, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in a local
nursing home.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in
Springfield, Mo. Local arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 26, 1925, in Jefferson City, Mo. She was a homemaker and had
worked as a waitress and was a Baptist.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Smith of Big Spring; a son, Billy Epperson
of Odessa; a brother, Richard Van of St. Louis; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-
grandchildren.

Sam Ramirez

SANTA ANNA - Sam Ramirez, 57, of Santa Anna died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in a
Coleman hospital. Services are pending at Henderson Funeral Home.

Hubbard Heard

BIG SPRING - Hubbard Heard, 85, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at his
residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
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Obituaries

LAURA BELLE HENSHAW

Our beloved mother, Laura Belle (Baggett) Henshaw, 90, of San Angelo went to be
with our Lord Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999.

Mother was born Aug. 31, 1909, in Coushatta, La. She was married to our father,
Langford William Henshaw Sr., who preceded her in death in 1973.

Mother is survived by one son, Langford William Henshaw Jr. of Porter and two
daughters, Gloria Burleson of San Angelo and Joan Warkentin of Hilo, Hawaii.
She is loved and missed by 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren. Precious is the knowledge that she planted the seeds
of Christ's love that have born fruit in her children and grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Bethel Baptist Church in
Coushatta with the Rev. Wiley Cole of Bethel Baptist Church officiating. Burial
will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home and
Nettles Funeral Home of Coushatta.

ARLINGTON HELBING JR.

Arlington Helbing Jr., born Nov. 22, 1913, in Dallas, Texas, passed away
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Mr. Helbing was preceded in death by his wife, Helen L. Helbing on June 4,
1993.

He is survived by his brother, Stephen Helbing of Midland; his daughter, Sheila
Helbing Darden, and her husband, Guy, of Dallas; his son, Dr. Dan Helbing, and
his wife, Sandy, of Wichita Falls; and his son, Edmond Helbing, and his wife,
Cheryl, of Austin. He also is survived by grandchildren, Cameron Darden, Scott
Helbing and wife, Angela, Carrie Helbing, Kyle Helbing, Kate Helbing and Betsy
Helbing; and great-grandson, Tyler Helbing.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19,
at Johnson's Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 19 in
Fairmount Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX
79174-0001.

CHARLES ERIC JONES JR.

SWEETWATER - Charles Eric Jones Jr., 41, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999. Chuck was
born Dec. 21, 1957, in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from Fort Stockton High
School in 1976 and continued his college education at the University of Texas
at Austin. Chuck received his law degree from St. Mary's University in San
Antonio. In 1984 he joined the partnership of Nunn, Griggs, Wetzel and Jones in
Sweetwater and has continued to practice in Sweetwater until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Ronda Nolen Jones; son, Charles Eric Jones III; and
daughters, Courtney Elaine and Camille Elizabeth Jones; mother, Jan Van Orden
Jones of San Angelo; father, Dr. Charles E. Jones Sr. of Frankston; brother and
sister-in-law, Michael and Kathy Jones of Plano; and sister and brother-in-law,
Lezlie and John Kincaid of Dallas.

Chuck will be missed greatly, but he always will remain in the hearts of those
who loved him. The family wishes that memorials be given in his memory to the
University of Texas Longhorn Foundation or to the charity of the donor's
choice.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the United Methodist Church in
Sweetwater with the Rev. David Edwards as the celebrant. Interment will follow
in Austin. Arrangements are by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

JOHNNIE HAROLD GIFFORD

Johnnie Harold Gifford, 78, of San Angelo died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at his
residence.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Johnson's Funeral Home with the
Rev. James Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. A
family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the funeral
home.

Johnnie was born June 19, 1921, in Eden and had been a resident of San Angelo
since 1957. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he
worked in sales and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Gifford, two sons, Johnnie Harold Gifford II
and his wife, Linda Kay, and Steven Driscol Gifford, all of San Angelo; three
sisters, Margaret Colley of McKinney, Dean Maddoux of Grapevine and Joyce
Roberts and her husband, Parker, of Oklahoma City; a brother, Charles Gifford
and his wife, JoAnn, of Grape Creek; two grandchildren; one aunt, Vera Trott of
Eden; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

11/19/99

TODAY

SAN ANGELO - Johnnie Harold Gifford, 78, at 10 a.m. at Johnson's Funeral Home;
burial in Fairmount Cemetery.

SAN ANGELO - Arlington Helbing Jr., 85, graveside service at 1 p.m. in
Fairmount Cemetery; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - Johnnie Walter Green, 59, at 2 p.m. at 14th and Main Church of
Christ; burial in Trinity Memorial Park; arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral
Home.

BIG SPRING - Thelma Hinkley, graveside service at 10 a.m. in Trinity Memorial
Park; arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - Walter O. Speaker, 72, at 4 p.m. in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel; burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

FREDERICKSBURG - Andrea Rios Perez, 77, of Stonewall, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis
Xavier Catholic Church in Stonewall; burial in Stonewall Community Cemetery;
arrangements by Schaetter Funeral Home.

PECOS - Thomas Lee Payne Jr., 80, memorial service at 10 a.m. in Pecos Funeral
Home Chapel.

SWEETWATER - Charles Eric Jones Jr., 41, at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church;
burial in Austin; arrangements by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

SATURDAY

SAN ANGELO - Tony Burrows, 40, of Christoval, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church
in Christoval; burial in Christoval Cemetery; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral
Home.

MASON - Lawrence G. Simon, 83, graveside service at 11 a.m. in Wagram Cemetery;
arrangements by Mason Funeral Home.

Nov. 26

SAN ANGELO - Paul Nicholas Ivancich, 96, graveside memorial service at 10 a.m.
in Fairmount Cemetery.
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Deaths
Glenn Conrad

Glenn E. Conrad, 57, of San Angelo died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in a local
hospital.

Military graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lawnhaven Memorial
Gardens. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

He was born July 18, 1942, in San Pedro, Calif., and had lived in San Angelo
for 28 years. An Air Force veteran, he was a public works supervisor for the
city of San Angelo.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Conrad, a son, Michael Williams, and a
daughter, Karan Cummings, all of San Angelo; two brothers, Daniel Conrad and
Lynn Conrad; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Maria Arias

Maria Luisa R. Arias, 89, of San Angelo died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at her
residence.

Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel; Service
will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in
Calvary Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 28, 1909, in Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, and was a longtime
resident of San Angelo. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons, Teodoro Arias and Ramon Arias, both of San
Antonio, Miguel R. Arias and Ricardo Arias, both of San Angelo; two daughters,
Ester Garza of San Antonio and Maria Elena Ponce of San Angelo; two brothers,
Carlos Rosales of Mexico and Tomas Rosales of Big Lake; 39 grandchildren; 94
great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth Albert

FREDERICKSBURG - Ruth M. Albert, 69, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in a local
hospital.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
with entombment of ashes in St. Barnabas Columbarium. Arrangements are by
Schaetter Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Ann Arbor, Mich.. She was a member of St.
Barnabas Episcopal Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Lynn Farquhar Garner of Fredericksburg; a
son, Charles C. Farquhar of Austin; two grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.

Vera Cox

ALPINE - Vera Cox, 91, of Fort Davis died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in an
Alpine hospital.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Hillcrest Cemetery in Fort
Davis. Arrangements are by Geeslin Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 4, 1908, in Georgetown. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, James Kenneth Cox of Amarillo; a daughter, Mary Anne
Jarratt of Fort Davis; a brother, Virgil Bentley of Dallas; three
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

James Leigh

PECOS - James Rex Leigh, 74, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at his residence.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Chaparral Village Memorial
Park. Arrangements are by Pecos Funeral Home.

He was born June 15, 1925, in Ranger. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a
retired seismograph worker.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Leigh of Pecos; a son, Ronald Leigh of Toyah;
three daughters, Terresa Clary of Chireno, Jeannie Teichman of Cushing and Vera
William of Kermit; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.

Judy Boehnlein

WINTERS - Judy Kay Boehnlein, 47, died Saturday, Nov. 13, in a local hospital.

Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in Winters Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born Oct. 13, 1952, in Cincinnati. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Survivors include her mother, Chlora Boehnlein of Winters; four sisters, Jo
Ellen Story of Cincinnati, Pauline Beecham of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sue
Duckworth of Winters and Ruth Boehnlien-Whitfield of Lawn; two brothers, Albert
Boehnlein of Cincinnati and Jack Boehnlein of Potosi; and several nieces and
nephews.

Oliver Giddens

SWEETWATER - Oliver Giddens, 54, of Abilene died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in a
Temple hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in McCoy Chapel of Memories with burial in
Sweetwater Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 27, 1945, in Lubbock and had been a resident of Abilene since
1993 coming from Brownwood. He worked as a conductor for Santa Fe Railway since
1968 and was a member of Beltway Baptist Church in Abilene.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Giddens of Abilene; three sons, Gunnar Giddens
of Austin, Cody Giddens of San Angelo and Jim Bob Giddens of McKinney; a
sister, Betty Franks of Katy; his parents, Arthur and Lila Bea Giddens of
Abilene; and two grandchildren.

Frances Sloane

BRADY - Frances Evers Sloane, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in Brady.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel with burial in
Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Brady and was a lifetime resident. She was a
teacher at the Brady Independent School District, retiring in 1980 and was a
member of the Retired Teachers Association, Texas State Teachers Association
and Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth E. Koehler of Fredericksburg; four nieces; a
nephew; and a cousin.

Mable Rodgers

BRADY - Mable Rodgers, 91, of Rochelle died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Brady.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial
in Rest Haven Cemetery.

She was born May 29, 1908, in Brady. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, George Rodgers of Rochelle; a daughter, Mary Ann
Swenning of Grand Prairie; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Lane Arthur

ROBERT LEE - Lane Paige Arthur, 51, of Robert Lee, died Wednesday, Nov. 17,
1999, in a San Angelo hospital.

Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Robert Lee Baptist Church with
burial at 4 p.m. in Coahoma Cemetery in Coahoma. Arrangements are by Shaffer
Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 30, 1947 in Big Spring. He served in the Navy Reserves and was
a Coke County attorney. He was a member of the Southside Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Firebaugh Arthur, two sons, Lauren ``Drake''
Arthur and Frank Arthur, and a daughter, Emily Ruth Arthur, all of Robert Lee;
his father, R.D. ``Rip'' Arthur of Coahoma; a brother, Danny Arthur of
Longview; three aunts; a niece; and a nephew.

Frances Hughes

BIG SPRING - Frances ``Johnnie'' Hughes, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at
her residence.

Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with
burial at 4 p.m. in Wilson Cemetery in Wilson.

She was born May 16, 1923, in Wilson and had lived in Big Spring for 25 years.
She was affiliated with Hughes Rental until retiring in 1998 and was a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, James Hughes, Mike Hughes and Stanley Hughes, all
of Big Spring; two sisters, Mary Jones and Della Schneider, both of Slaton; a
brother, Herman Schneider of Slaton; seven grandchildren; and three great-
grandchildren.

Louise Gaskins

BROWNWOOD - Louise Gaskins, 88, of Brownwood died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in
a Kingsland nursing home.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Central United Methodist Church with
burial in Greenleaf Cemetery. Arrangements are by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 17, 1911, in Cisco and was a longtime resident of Brownwood.
She was a manager for Coggin Avenue Variety Store for 30 years and was a member
of the Eastern Star and Central United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Taylor of Tow; three grandchildren, Alan
Keeling of San Angelo, Kay Council of Kerrville and Belinda Armstrong of
Southlake; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and two nieces
and a nephew.

Sam Ramirez

COLEMAN - Sam Ramirez, 57, of Santa Anna died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in a
Coleman hospital.

Service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in
Santa Anna Cemetery. Arrangements are by Henderson Funeral Home.

He was born June 5, 1942, in Santa Anna and was a lifetime resident. He was a
retired trackman for Santa Fe Railway and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic
Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Ramirez of Santa Anna; a daughter, Jessica
Ramirez of Santa Anna; three sons, Sam Ramirez of Brownwood and Cecil Ramirez
and Andy Ramirez, both of Santa Anna; his mother and stepfather, Margarita and
Manuel Herrera of Oxnard, Calif.; two sisters, Alice Ibarra of Brownwood and
Carol Mineo of Newbury Park, Calif.; four brothers, Raymond Ramirez of
Brownwood, Manuel Herrera Jr. of Houston, Romaldo Herrera of Santa Clara,
Calif., and Felix Lopez of Forth Worth; and two grandchildren.

Richard Russell

BALLINGER - Richard ``Dick'' Russell, 89, of Paint Rock died Thursday, Nov. 18,
1999, in a Ballinger nursing home. Services are pending at Rains-Seale Funeral
Home.

Louise Jayes

BIG SPRING - Louise Weeg Jayes, 93, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at her
residence. Services are pending at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Charles Gibbard

GOLDTHWAITE - Charles Alton ``Butch'' Gibbard of San Angelo died Wednesday,
Nov. 17, 1999, in a Dallas hospital. Services are pending at Stacy-Wilkins
Funeral Home.

Audie Sloan

KERRVILLE - Audie F. Sloan, 71, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in a local
hospital. Services are pending at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Maurice Knight

GOLDTHWAITE - Maurice Knight died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Goldthwaite.
Services are pending at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.
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Obituaries

ARLINGTON HELBING JR.

Arlington Helbing Jr., born Nov. 22, 1913, in Dallas, Texas, passed away
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Mr. Helbing was preceded in death by his wife, Helen L. Helbing on June 4,
1993.

He is survived by his brother, Stephen Helbing of Midland; his daughter, Sheila
Helbing Darden, and her husband, Guy, of Dallas; his son, Dr. Dan Helbing, and
his wife, Sandy, of Wichita Falls; and his son, Edmond Helbing, and his wife,
Cheryl, of Austin. He also is survived by grandchildren, Cameron Darden, Scott
Helbing and wife, Angela, Carrie Helbing, Kyle Helbing, Kate Helbing and Betsy
Helbing; and great-grandson, Tyler Helbing.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19,
at Johnson's Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 19 in
Fairmount Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX
79174-0001.

JOHNNIE HAROLD GIFFORD

Johnnie Harold Gifford, 78, of San Angelo, a loving husband, dad, grandfather,
brother and friend was called home to be with his heavenly father on Wednesday,
Nov. 17, 1999.

Harold was born June 19, 1921, to Johnnie Driscol Gifford and Edith Trott
Gifford in Concho County. His parents preceded him in death. A longtime
resident of San Angelo, he made many friends in more than 20 years of selling
new cars and real estate. Harold was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where
he served his Lord as an active deacon and trustee and was a former general
Sunday school director. Harold loved his church family and enjoyed visiting the
sick and homebound. On every Wednesday you would find Harold and his visiting
partners making the rounds. Whether at nursing homes or hospitals, Harold never
met a stranger. He loved to visit them all and they loved him.

Harold was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War where he
was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.

Harold also was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Lee, and a sister,
Allene Tate.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, two sons, Steven Gifford and Johnnie H.
Gifford II and his wife, Linda; brother, Charles, and his wife, JoAnn, of Grape
Creek; three sisters, Margaret Colley of McKinney, Dean Maddoux of Grapevine
and Joyce Roberts and husband, Parker, of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren,
Pamela Kay Whitlock and James Wesley Gifford, both of San Angelo; one aunt,
Vera Trott of Eden; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves
behind many caring friends whom he loved dearly.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Johnson's Funeral Home with the
Rev. James Mitchell officiating and assisted by two of Harold's many dear
friends, Jesse Kidd and John Joyner. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Immanuel Baptist Church deacon body and the
men of the Sr. Adult I Sunday School Department.

The family requests memorials be made to Immanuel Baptist Church or Hospice of
San Angelo.
``We all love you and you will be missed dearly.''

11/20/99

TODAY

SAN ANGELO - Maria Luisa R. Arias, 89, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic
Church; burial in Calvary Cemetery; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.

SAN ANGELO - Glenn E. Conrad, 57, military graveside service at 10 a.m. in
Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens; arrangements by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

SAN ANGELO - Tony Burrows, 40, of Christoval, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church
in Christoval; burial in Christoval Cemetery; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral
Home.

BIG SPRING - Frances Hughes, 76, at 1:30 p.m. in Myers & Smith Funeral Home
Chapel; burial in 4 p.m. in Wilson Cemetery in Wilson.

BRADY - Mable Rodgers, 91, of Rochelle, at 2 p.m. in Heritage Funeral Home
Chapel; burial in Rochelle Cemetery in Rochelle.

BRADY - Frances Evers Sloane, 86, at 2 p.m. in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel;
burial in Rest Haven Cemetery; arrangements by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.

BROWNWOOD - Louise Gaskins, 88, at 1 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church;
burial in Greenleaf Cemetery; arrangements by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

FREDERICKSBURG - Ruth M. Albert, 69, memorial service at 2 p.m. at St. Barnabas
Episcopal Church; entombment in St. Barnabas Columbarium; arrangements by
Schaetter Funeral Home.

MASON - Lawrence G. Simon, 83, graveside service at 11 a.m. in Wagram Cemetery;
arrangements by Mason Funeral Home.

PECOS - James Rex Leigh, 74, graveside service at 3 p.m. in Chaparral Village
Memorial Park; arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.

ROBERT LEE - Lane Paige Arthur, 51, at 1:30 p.m. at Robert Lee Baptist Church;
burial at 4 p.m. in Coahoma Cemetery in Coahoma; arrangements by Shaffer
Funeral Home.

SWEETWATER - Oliver Giddens, 54, of Abilene, at 2 p.m. in McCoy Chapel of
Memories; burial in Sweetwater Cemetery.

SUNDAY

WINTERS - Judy Kay Boehnlein, 47, memorial service at 7 p.m. in Winters Funeral
Home Chapel.

Nov. 26

SAN ANGELO - Paul Nicholas Ivancich, 96, graveside memorial service at 10 a.m.
in Fairmount Cemetery.
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Deaths
Hubbard Heard

BIG SPRING - Hubbard F. Heard, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at his
residence.

Service will be at 11 a.m. today in Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born June 17, 1914, in Everton, Ark., and was a longtime resident of Big
Spring. He was a member of Birdwell Lane Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Click Heard of Big Spring; a daughter, Mildred
Wooten of Corsicana; three sons, Robert Heard of Abilene, Joe Heard of Roaring
Gap, N.C., and Jimmy Heard of Joshua; a sister, Lorene Hunsaker of Carrollton;
nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Ella Wade

BROWNWOOD - Ella Ida Leeder Wade, 88, of Zephyr died Thursday, Nov, 18, 1999,
in a Brownwood nursing home.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Zephyr Cemetery. Arrangements are
by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

She was born April 15, 1911, in Bexar County and was a longtime resident of
Brown County. She was a homemaker and a Lutheran.

Survivors include four sons, Edmond Wade and Joseph Wade, both of Zephyr,
William G. Wade of Carbondale, Pa., and John Wade of Austin; nine
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Maurice Knight

GOLDTHWAITE - Maurice Knight, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at his
residence.

Service will be at 10 a.m. today in Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Center City and was a lifetime resident of Mills
County. A Merchant Marine veteran of World War II, he was a farmer-rancher and
a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Earlene Knight of Goldthwaite; two daughters,
Martha Beard of Sudan and Marilyn Treadaway of Goldthwaite; a brother, Wade
Knight of Georgetown; three sisters, Oleta Crouch of Longview and Joyce Leach
and Beatrice Brandstetter, both of Brownwood; four grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.

Warren Henry

KERRVILLE - Warren R. Henry, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at his
residence.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Grimes Funeral Chapels. He was born
Dec. 11, 1917, in Roby, had lived in Slaton and was a 15-year resident of
Kerrville. He worked for Santa Fe Railway for 42 years and was a member of St.
Paul's Methodist Church in Kerrville, the Texas Railroad Association, Texas
Research League and Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Henry of Kerrville; a daughter, Lady Jane
Percival of Sugar Land; two sons, Mark W. Henry of Chicago and Patrick W. Henry
of Houston; a sister, Yvonne Manire of Fort Worth; two brothers, R. Lloyd Henry
of Houston and Jim D. Henry of Sugar Land; five grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.

Ershel Mackey

BRONTE - Ershel Emogene Mackey, 92, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in a local
nursing home.

Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Bronte Church of Christ with burial in
Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.

She was born April 23, 1907, in Bronte and was a lifetime resident. She was a
licensed vocational nurse.

Survivors include two grandsons, Tony Mackey of Bronte and Tim Mackey of
Arlington; daughter-in-law, Betty Morgan; and four great-grandchildren, Reagan
Mackey and Travis Mackey, both of San Angelo, and Ty Mackey and Blake McKee,
both of Bronte.

Ray Hart

PALESTINE - Ray Hart, 62, of Tennessee Colony died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in
a local hospital.

Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in
Palestine.

He was born March 11, 1937, in Fort Worth and had lived in San Angelo. An Army
veteran, he was a biologist and area manager for the Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department and at the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area. He was active in
the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Hart of Tennessee Colony; stepmother, Hote
Hart of San Angelo; a sister, Carole Pruitt of Idalou; a son, Richard Hart of
Tennessee Colony; two daughters, Leslie Hart of San Angelo and Christy Henson
of Bastrop; stepchildren, Jaye Howell of Waxahachie and Robert Guillion and
Michael Guillion, both of Austin; and four grandchildren.

Richard Russell

BALLINGER - Richard Rutledge Russell, 89, of Paint Rock died Thursday, Nov. 18,
1999, in a local nursing home.

Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church in Paint
Rock. Arrangements are by Rains-Seale Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1910, in San Antonio. He served in the Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Russell of Paint Rock; a son, Michael
Russell of San Antonio; and a sister, Hattie Collings of Amarillo.

Pauline Mayes

MENARD - Pauline May Mayes, 91, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in local care
center.

Service will be at 10 a.m. today in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial in
Rest Haven Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 28, 1908, in Menard and was a lifetime resident. She was a
member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Billie Mayes of Abilene; three sisters, Edith
Benton, Lena Spinks and Nezzie Parker, all of Menard; and numerous nieces and
nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Louise Jayes

BIG SPRING - Louise Weeg Jayes, 93, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at her home.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
with burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle &
Welch Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 21, 1905, in Big Spring and was a lifetime resident. She was
a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include a brother, Charles Weeg of Big Spring; a niece and a nephew;
and numerous cousins.

Edith White

BIG SPRING - Edith Marie White, 47, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in a local
hospital.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Trinity Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 6, 1952, in Big Spring and was a lifetime resident. She was
a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Glenn Adkins of Clyde; a sister, Mary Belle Lyon
of Castle Rock, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Walter Heaton

KERRVILLE - Walter R. Heaton, 96, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in a local
hospital. Services are pending at Overby Funeral Home.

Annie Krumnow

KERRVILLE - Annie Lou Krumnow, 97, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in a local care
center. Services are pending at Kerrville Funeral Home.
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Obituaries

CONCEPCION `CONNIE' RAMIREZ ORTIZ

McALLEN - Concepcion ``Connie'' Ramirez Ortiz, 72, passed away Thursday, Nov.
18, 1999, in McAllen Medical Center. She had lived in McAllen for four years,
having moved from San Angelo.

She was born May 19, 1927, in San Antonio. She was married to Epifanio Ortiz
and moved to San Angelo in 1958. She was a devoted homemaker and mother who
inspired her two boys to be the best they could be through honesty, hard work
and education.

She is survived by her husband, Epifanio Ortiz; a son, Reynaldo Ortiz, his
wife, Debbie, and their daughter, Lauren, all of McAllen; a son, Mario Ortiz,
his wife, Diane, and their sons, Bobby, Sergio and Mario II, all of
Albuquerque, N.M.

Visitation was held at Kreidler Funeral Home Friday, Nov. 19, in McAllen.
Visitation also will be in Pleasanton, Texas, at Hurley Funeral Home on Sunday,
Nov. 21, from 2 to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will
be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at St. Phillip's Catholic Church in Poteet,
Texas, with burial following the service.
Local services were entrusted to the care of Kreidler Funeral Home Inc.

MARY LOU DANAHY

Mary Lou Danahy, 72, of San Angelo died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at her
residence.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Cathedral Church of
the Sacred Heart. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

Mary Lou was born June 15, 1927, in Dallas to Dr. and Mrs. T.M. Johnson of Del
Rio. She graduated from the high school department of Stephens College,
Columbia, Mo., and from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a member of
Kappa Alpha Theta.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, J. Kevin Danahy of
Buffalo, N.Y., in 1977.

Survivors include her children, L. Susan Danahy of Portland, Ore., M. Craig
McDonald and husband, Richard, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Barbara Babiarz and
husband, Michael, of Lancaster, N.Y., and Kevin J. Danahy and wife, Diane, of
San Francisco; grandchildren, Brendan and Kevin McDonald of Shaker Heights,
Stephanie Babiarz of Charlotte, N.C., and Eric Babiarz of Lancaster;
stepgrandchildren, Morgan McDonald of New York City and Keely McDonald of
Providence, R.I.; one brother, Thomas M. ``Hiram'' Johnson Jr. and wife, Betty,
of Del Rio; sister-in-law, Mrs. Russell J. Hutton of Williamsville, N.Y.; and
cousin, Ebba Johnson Adkins of Austin.

The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of San Angelo or to a favorite
charity.

GLENN E. CONRAD

Glenn E. Conrad, 57, of San Angelo died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in a local
hospital.

Military graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Lawnhaven
Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Don Bailey, chaplain of Vista Care-Family
Hospice, officiating. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Glenn was born July 18, 1942, in San Pedro, Calif., to Alan and Rachel Conrad.
He was an Air Force veteran and a public works supervisor for the city of San
Angelo and lived in San Angelo for 28 years.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Conrad, a son, Michael Williams and wife,
Debra, a daughter, Karan Cummings and husband, Doug, four grandchildren,
Stephanie Williams, Geoffery Williams, Kristopher Flint and Shalyn Barnett and
husband, Bubba, and one great-granddaughter, Whitney Barnett, all of San
Angelo; two brothers, Daniel Conrad and Lynn Conrad; and son-in-law, Kerry
Flint.

MARIA LUISA R. ARIAS

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Maria Luisa R. Arias, went to be with the
Lord peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at her home.

Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in St. Joseph Catholic Church with
the Rev. Joe Vasquez officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

Mrs. Arias was born Dec. 28, 1909, in Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. She married
Ricardo Arias who preceded her in death in 1987. Also preceding her in death
were a daughter, Manuela Gomez; two sons, Jose Luis and Jesus Arias; and a
grandson, Rolando Arias.

Luisa is survived by two brothers, Carlos Rosales of Borger and Tomas Rosales
of Big Lake; and a sister, Sala R. Lozano; two daughters, Maria Elena Ponce of
San Angelo and Ester Garza and husband, Ramiro, of San Antonio; four sons,
Teodoro Arias and Ramon Arias and wife, Maria, all of San Antonio, and Miguel
Arias and wife, Margarita, and Ricardo Arias and wife, Guadalupe, all of San
Angelo. She is loved and missed by 39 grandchildren; 94 great-grandchildren;
and 13 great-great-grandchildren. A very special granddaughter, Elsi Munoz will
miss her dearly.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jesse Arias, Ricardo Arias, Juan Ponce, Jose L.
Arias, Raul Arias and Anthony Munoz.

A special thanks to all the family throughout these last few days and hospice
nurses for helping us through this difficult time.

WALTER GREGORY DOWNIE

FORT STOCKTON - Walter Gregory Downie, 78, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999,
at his ranch home near Sanderson.

Born Sept. 4, 1921, in San Antonio to Edward Roessler Downie and Helen Gregory
Downie, the grandson of pioneer sheepman, Charles Andrew Downie, ranched his
entire adult life on the Terrell-Pecos County ranch established in 1881.

He graduated as valedictorian of his class from both San Antonio Academy and
Texas Military Institute. On graduation from Washington and Lee University in
1942, he was vice president of the student body, president of Sigma Nu
Fraternity and a member of numerous social clubs.

Alice Evans Downie and he were married on May 5, 1943, at the First
Presbyterian Church in San Antonio. He served as a lieutenant in the Army Air
Corps Troops Carrier Command during World War II in China, Burma and India.

Mr. Downie served as Federal Land Bank director, Sheep and Goat Raisers
Association director and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of
Sanderson. A journalist, he was a special correspondent to the San Angelo
Standard-Times reporting on human interests, news and people of the Trans-Pecos
area.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; and his brother, Edward R.
Downie Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Evans Downie; his brother, Jack Nichols
Downie of Sanderson; his daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and Walter
Armstrong of San Antonio and Christine and Glen Bob Hinkle of Sanderson; five
grandchildren, Downie Armstrong Mickler and husband, Bobby Mickler, Walter N.
Armstrong Jr., Evans Downie Kott, Eleanor Dancy Armstrong and Dunn Houston
Armstrong; and one great-granddaughter, Redding Downie Mickler.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church
of Sanderson with Johnnie Perkins and Tom Koger officiating. Interment will be
in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Sanderson. Arrangements are by Fort Stockton Funeral
Home.

Pallbearers will be Jack N. Downie, Glen Bob Hinkle, Walter N. Armstrong, Waddy
Armstrong, Dunn Houston Armstrong, Bobby Mickler, Alfredo Gallegos, Barton
Harkins, Jolly Harkins and Genevevo Galvan.

Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Sanderson or the West
Texas Boys Ranch in San Angelo.

11/21/99

TODAY

BALLINGER - Richard Rutledge Russell, 89, of Paint Rock, memorial service at 3
p.m. at the Methodist Church in Paint Rock; arrangements are by Rains-Seale
Funeral Home.

BROWNWOOD - Ella Ida Leeder Wade, 88, of Zephyr, graveside service at 2 p.m. in
Zephyr Cemetery; arrangements are by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

WINTERS - Judy Kay Boehnlein, 47, memorial service at 7 p.m. in Winters Funeral
Home Chapel.

MONDAY

BIG SPRING - Louise Weeg Jayes, 93, at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Catholic Church; burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park; arrangements are by
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Nov. 26

SAN ANGELO - Paul Nicholas Ivancich, 96, graveside memorial service at 10 a.m.
in Fairmount Cemetery.
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Deaths
Helen Hurt

BIG SPRING - Helen Harris Hurt, 76, of Midland died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999,
at her residence.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Trinity Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

She was born May 11, 1923, in Big Spring and was a longtime resident. She had
worked for the Big Spring Herald, Cosden Oil & Chemical Co. and was a member of
the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sister, Lillian Rockwood of Midland; a niece, Helen R.
Auburg of Alvin; three great-nephews; and numerous cousins.

Martin Chavez

BRADY - Martin V. Chavez, 94, of Brady died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Eden.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel. Private service
will be at Lenawoe Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh, Mich. Arrangements are
by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 2, 1905, in Del Rio and had been a resident of Brady since
1986. He was a custodian and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Zulema C. Baugh of Brady and Mary Van Pelt of
Toledo, Ohio; a son, Martin V. Chavez Jr. of Perrysburg, Ohio; a sister,
Josephine Guevara of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Leopoldo Longoria

OZONA - Leopoldo Longoria, 95, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in a local care
center.

Service will be at 3 p.m. today at Templo Bautista Jerusalem Church with burial
in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Preddy Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1904, in Ozona. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Lorene Crawford

Lorene Crawford, 77, of Christoval died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in a San
Angelo hospital. Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.

Bertha Kirkpatrick

COLEMAN - Bertha Kirkpatrick, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in a local
hospital. Services are pending at Walker Funeral Home.

N.A. Simmons

MENARD - N.A. ``Bear'' Simmons, 73, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at his
residence. Services are pending at Heritage Funeral Home.
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Obituaries

EDNA MAY CARLILE

ROBERT LEE - Edna May Carlile, 95, of Robert Lee died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in
a Robert Lee care center.

Memorial graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in Fairview
Cemetery in Bronte. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 23, 1904, in Tonganoxie, Kan. She had been a resident of
Robert Lee since 1970 and she worked as a farmer and a homemaker.

She is survived by dearest friends, Johnnie and Sid Eubanks, Gladys Waldrop;
four nieces; two nephews; and many close friends.

MRS. W. TRUETT SMITH

Mrs. W. Truett ``Sunny'' Smith, 74, died at home, as her wish, on Friday, Nov.
19, 1999.

She was born in Laredo and married fellow Laredoan W. Truett Smith in Austin in
1946. They moved to San Angelo in 1949 to establish Truett's law practice.

Sunny is survived by her husband, W. Truett Smith, five children and one
grandchild. She took great pride in raising her children. Her philosophy was,
``Get an education, then get a trade.'' Likewise, her advice on educational
matters was, ``If you see a course name you can't pronounce, take it.''
Consequently, her children are educated, independent-minded free spirits,
qualities Sunny relished in herself.

Her daughter, Pat Esslinger of Chevy Chase, Md., is married to Tom Esslinger
and has one son, John. Pat retired from government service and is now an
electronic meeting facilitator.

Her son, W. Truett ``Pitchie'' Smith, Ph.D. and his wife, Gail, live in San
Angelo. Truett in a psychologist in private practice.

Her daughter, Debbie Smith, lives in Austin. She works for Hospice Austin.

Her son, Corky Smith is employed in the computer software industry in Dallas.

Her son, Stevie Smith and his wife, Feather, live in Durango, Colo. They are in
the retail and wholesale fashion industry.

Sunny was a unique individual who, though perhaps not known by name, was easily
recognized in her trademark double-knit shorts, sleeveless blouse and house
shoes (even in the coldest of weather) piloting her giant white convertible
through the streets of San Angelo. She will be missed by many.

Sunny would be thrilled if memorial contributions were made to either the
American Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004
or the Southern Poverty Law Center, Development Office, 400 Washington Ave.,
Montgomery, AL 36104.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in Fairmount Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

11/22/99

TODAY

SAN ANGELO - Sunny Smith, 74, graveside service at 2 p.m. in Fairmount
Cemetery; arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - Helen Harris Hurt, 76, graveside service at 11 a.m. in Trinity
Memorial Park; arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

BIG SPRING - Louise Weeg Jayes, 93, at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Catholic Church; burial in Mount Olive Memorial Park; arrangements are by
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

ROBERT LEE - Edna May Carlile, 95, memorial graveside service at 10 a.m. in
Fairview Cemetery in Bronte; arrangements by Shaffer Funeral Home.

TUESDAY

BRADY - Martin V. Chavez, 94, rosary at 7 p.m. in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel;
arrangements by Heart of Texas Funeral Home.

Nov. 26

SAN ANGELO - Paul Nicholas Ivancich, 96, graveside memorial service at 10 a.m.
in Fairmount Cemetery.
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Deaths
Bertha Kirkpatrick

COLEMAN - Bertha Kirkpatrick, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in a local
hospital.

Service will be at 3 p.m. today in Walker Funeral Home Chapel with burial in
Talpa Cemetery in Talpa.

She was born June 30, 1909, in Paris, Texas, and was a longtime resident of
Coleman. She had worked at the Holiday Hill, was a homemaker and a member of
North Coleman Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Gearldine Tabor of Fort Worth and Evelyn Berry
of Gunnison, Colo.; five sons, Bobby Kirkpatrick of Dickerson, Billy Wayne
Kirkpatrick of Roscoe, Danny Kirkpatrick of Big Spring, Charles Kirkpatrick of
Coleman and Leroy Kirkpatrick of Trinity; 28 grandchildren; and 47 great-
grandchildren.

Noble Simmons

MENARD - Noble Alvin ``Bear'' Simmons, 73, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at his
residence.

Service will be at 10 a.m. today at Apostolic Sanctuary with burial in Rest
Haven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Breckenridge. He was a retired welder and plumber
and a member of the Volunteer Fire Department, Apostolic Sanctuary and the
Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Frankie Mae Simmons of Menard; a son, Vance Noble
of Austin; two daughters, Frankie Maxine Locklear of Menard and Audroy Sherleen
Hebert of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

John Courtney

DENVER CITY - John Franklin Courtney, 53, of Odessa died Saturday, Nov. 20,
1999, in an Odessa hospital.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Denver City Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Ratliff Funeral Homes.

He was born March 20, 1946, in Lake City, Ark. He worked in the oil field.

Survivors include four daughters, Sarah Marrow of San Angelo, Francies Steavson
of Fort Townson, Okla., Mary Courtney of Valliant, Okla., and Delores Aguillar
of Lubbock; three brothers, Eugene Courtney of Odessa, Harold Courtney of
Lubbock and Sammy Courtney of Denver City; and six grandchildren.

Leland Carlton

BALLINGER - Leland Carlton, 79, of Maverick died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in a
San Angelo hospital.

Military graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Fairview Cemetery in
Bronte. Arrangements are by Rains-Seale Funeral Home.

He was born May 5, 1920, and was a longtime resident of Maverick and Bronte. A
veteran of World War II, he was a farmer and rancher and a member of the First
Baptist Church in Maverick.

Survivors include two sisters, Mildred Sandlin and Frances Loving, both of
Abilene; a brother, Russell Carlton of Maverick; two grandchildren; and a
great-grandchild.

Bobby Stoneking

SWEETWATER - Bobby Earl Stoneking, 66, of Sweetwater died Saturday, Nov. 20,
1999, in a Lubbock hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with
burial in Garden of Memories.

He was born March 7, 1933, in Electra and had been a resident of Sweetwater for
6« years, coming from Lubbock. He worked as a pipeline welder, roustabout and
optician and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Stoneking of Sweetwater; two daughters,
Khristi Biggerstaff of Wichita Falls and Pamela Cook of Houston; a stepson,
David Riley of Idalou; a sister, Glendoris Sanderson of Amarillo; 10
grandchildren; and a niece and nephew.

Jacklyn Padilla

ROSCOE - Jacklyn Padilla, infant daughter of Jesus and Lucina Padilla of
Roscoe, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in a Lubbock hospital.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today in Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are
by McCoy Funeral Home.

Jacklyn was born Nov. 13, 1999, in Lubbock.

Survivors include her parents, a brother, Jesus Padilla Jr. and two sisters,
Magalied Padilla and Maria La Padilla, all of Roscoe; her paternal
grandparents, Jose and Clemintina Padilla and maternal grandparents, Pedro and
Amelia Ortega, all of Mexico.

Joe Carson

WINTERS - Joe Carson, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at his residence.

Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Winters Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Northview Cemetery.

He was born July 27, 1922, in Dallas and was a longtime resident of Winters. He
was Navy veteran, a farmer and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Liggins Carson of Winters; three sons, Tony
Carson, Gary Huffman and Michael Liggins, all of Winters; and a brother, James
Carson of Dallas.

Willie Pye

BIG SPRING - Willie Alma Pye, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in Big Spring.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel
with burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born April 24, 1911, in Medina. She worked as a beauty operator and was
a homemaker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Order of the
Eastern Star 1019.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Holland of Big Spring; a sister, Laverne
Moler of Midland; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Len Long

BIG SPRING - Len Doy Long, 65, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at his residence.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Dec. 24, 1933, in Jones County and was a longtime resident of Big
Spring. He was an Army veteran and a retired automobile body repairman. He
owned Long's Body Shop and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Nadine Current Long of Big Spring; three sons, Loy
Long and Kelly Long, both of Big Spring, and Lloyd Long of Stanton; two
daughters, Andila Acuff of Charlotte and Jarry Fulgham of Big Spring; two
brothers, Kenneth Long of Albuquerque, N.M., and Ronnie Long of Avoca; four
sisters, Robbie Crow of No Trees, Rosella Fisher of Abilene, Goldie Smith of
Putman and Joetta Holcomb of Cisco; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Leon Nixon

CROSS PLAINS - Leon E. Nixon, 45, of Cross Plains died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999,
in an Abilene hospital.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with burial
in Cross Plains Cemetery. Arrangements are by Higginbotham Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 10, 1954, in Fort Riley, Kan., and had been longtime resident
of Cross Plains. He worked as a pressman for 3M Company in Brownwood and was a
member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Terry Nixon, a son, Sam Nixon, and a daughter,
Sarah Nixon, all of Cross Plains; his mother, Leatrice Nixon of Kerrville; two
sisters, Joy Payne of Granbury and Nicki Reed of San Angelo; a brother, Glen
Nixon of Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

Bobby Henry

Bobby Henry, 74, of San Angelo died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his residence.
Services are pending at Johnson's Funeral Home.

Leonard Hohenberger

KERRVILLE - Leonard ``Willie'' Hohenberger, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in
a local care center. Services are pending at Grimes Funeral Chapels.
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Obituaries

MRS. W. TRUETT SMITH

Mrs. W. Truett ``Sunny'' Smith, 74, died at home, as her wish, on Friday, Nov.
19, 1999.

She was born in Laredo and married fellow Laredoan W. Truett Smith in Austin in
1946. They moved to San Angelo in 1949 to establish Truett's law practice.

Sunny is survived by her husband, W. Truett Smith, five children and one
grandchild. She took great pride in raising her children. Her philosophy was,
``Get an education, then get a trade.'' Likewise, her advice on educational
matters was, ``If you see a course name you can't pronounce, take it.''
Consequently, her children are educated, independent-minded free spirits,
qualities Sunny relished in herself.

Her daughter, Pat Esslinger of Chevy Chase, Md., is married to Tom Esslinger
and has one son, John. Pat retired from government service and is now an
electronic meeting facilitator.

Her son, W. Truett ``Pitchie'' Smith, Ph.D., and his wife, Gail, live in San
Angelo. Truett is a psychologist in private practice.

Her daughter, Debbie Smith, lives in Austin. She works for Hospice Austin.

Her son, Corky Smith, is employed in the computer software industry in Dallas.

Her son, Stevie Smith, and his wife, Feather, live in Durango, Colo. They are
in the retail and wholesale fashion industry.

Sunny was a unique individual who, though perhaps not known by name, was easily
recognized in her trademark double-knit shorts, sleeveless blouse and house
shoes (even in the coldest weather) piloting her giant white convertible
through the streets of San Angelo. She will be missed by many.

Sunny would be thrilled if memorial contributions were made to either the
American Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004
or the Southern Poverty Law Center, Development Office, 400 Washington Ave.,
Montgomery, AL 36104.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in Fairmount Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

EVERETT DuPREE

Everett DuPree of Christoval passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in Shannon
Medical Center.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in Fairmount Cemetery
with Buddy Trull and Bill Stewart officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's
Funeral Home.

Everett was born July 28, 1924, in San Angelo to Calvin and Willie Opal DuPree.
He married Jacqueline Cornett on March 27, 1972, in Las Vegas.

Everett was past president of the San Angelo Home Builders Association. He also
built and operated the Old Coach Motor Inn and many apartments. He built many
custom homes in the area. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Shriner,
Blue Lodge and York Rite. He was a longtime resident of Christoval and a member
of Christoval First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death his first wife, Evelyn Margaret ``Sue'' DuPree and
infant daughter, Janice Diane; parents, Calvin and Willie Opal DuPree; and
three brothers, J.D., Don Lee and Glen Edwin.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline ``Jackie'' of the home; three sons,
Everett Craig and wife, Nancy, Gerry Lane and Calvin Chris and wife, Pauline;
four grandchildren, Cody, Christopher, Jonathan and Callie; sisters-in-law, Ann
DuPree and Helen Lewellen and husband, Vern; brother-in-law, Butch Huddleston
and wife, Gloria; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elbert Fiveash, Zack Monroe, Jerry Tilly, Ernie
Higdon, Bud Akin, Frank Haines and Tip Van Court.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a favorite charity.

PAULA SUZANN GILES

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS - Paula Suzann Giles, 50, went to be with her Lord and
Savior Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in a Dallas hospital.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Richland Hills Christian Church
with the Rev. David Jarman and the Rev. Ginger Jarman officiating. Burial will
be Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado Springs,
Colo. Arrangements are by Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Paula was raised all over the world, her parents were career military. She
received a bachelor of arts degree from Angelo State University and a master's
degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She married Mike Giles in
Panama City, Panama. She was a college professor at DeVry Institute of
Technology and a sales representative for Ty Inc. and Schurman Fine Papers.

Paula was preceded in death by her father, Paul Webber; and her son, Keith
Giles.

Survivors include her husband, Mikes Giles and a son, Brian T. Giles, both of
North Richland Hills; her mother, Louise Webber of Bethel, Conn.; and her
godmother, Mary K. Sanborn of San Antonio.
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