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Archer County Texas Obituaries

Archer County Texas Obituaries from The Archer County News

Copied by Jeannine Hodge, Judy Nichols & Gay Graves

These obits were taken from a collection of Archer County News papers from the years 1987 thru 1994. This was not a complete collection, many issues were missing.



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Jones, Elmer D.

Elmer D. "Skinny" Jones, 86 died Thursday, October 8, 1992, in a Wichita
Falls Hospital.

Services were 2 P.M. Saturday at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Wally
Williams, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was
in Archer City Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was born March 11, 1906 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.  He came to
Oklahoma in 1910, setting in Marshall.  He was a graduate of Marshall High
School.  He lived in various cities in Texas before coming to Archer City in
1942.  He was a member of the Archer Masonic Lodge No. 708 AF & AM where he
received the Golden Trowel Award, served as Worshipful Master and was
serving as Senior Deacon.  He was a member of the Archer City Volunteer Fire
Department, where he had served as chief.  He retired from Shell Oil Co. in
1967 after 40 years of service.  He and Cleo James were married June 2, 1934
in Carthage, Missouri.  She died September 14, 1988.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Marthabelle James of Archer City; two
nieces, Joyce Campbell of Arkansas City, Kansas and Joann Ross of Covington,
Oklahoma.

Pallbearers were Travis Nelson, Clifton Nelson, Curtis Nelson, Craig Nelson,
Paul Parsley and Derrel Beesinger.

Memorials may be made to the Elmer D. Jones Memorial Fund for the First
Responders Unit of the Archer City Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 367,
Archer City, TX. 76351


Hoover, Clarence Clarence Hoover, Sr., 85 of Holliday died Sunday, October 12, 1992 in Arlington. Services were 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Holliday with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery. He was born February 17, 1907 in Mountain Park, Oklahoma, moving to Holliday in 1939. He was a retired maintenance man from Sheppard Air Force Base and a member of First Baptist Church in Holliday. He son, Clarence, Jr. died in July. Survivors include two sons, Doyle of Trona, California and Elvin Jeremiah of Arlington; four brothers, Walter of Snyder, Oklahoma, Ernest of Sonoma, California and Perry and Otis, both of Oklahoma; six sisters, Mayme Chancellor of Inyokem, California, Myrtle Patterson of Alamagordo, New Mexico; Edith Dempsey of Blair, Oklahoma; Winnie Yokom of Phoenix, Arizona; Minnie Lucus of Lubbock and Glady West. 20 grandhcildren and eight great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News Thursday, October 15, 1992
Lacy, Vicki L. Vicki L. Lacy, 37, died Thursday, December 10, 1992, in a Vernon hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God with the Rev. Scott Olson officiating. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Mrs. Lacy was born February 2, 1955 in Olney. She had lived in Vernon for six years. She was a member of First Assembly of God. She and Carl Lacy were married June 22, 1974 in Hart. Survivors include her husband; a son, Cally of Vernon; a brother, Alton Stanford of Vernon; a sister, Debbie Collier of Vernon; and her grandmothers, Alta Stanford of Archer City and Lucille Stone of Cross Plains. Source: Archer County News - December 17, 1992
Foley, William J. William Jack Foley, 66, died Thursday, May 6, 1993, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Graveside services with military honors were 2 p.m. Monday in Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo Arrangements were under the dirction of Ownes & Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Foley was born November 6, 1926 in San Angelo where he lived most of his life. He had lived in Wichita Falls for six years. He retired after 26 years as a chief gunners mate with the Navy. He was a Baptist. Survivors include a brother, Wesley of San Angelo; and four sisters, Nina Canada of San Angelo, Irene Addison of Holliday, Bettye Thomas of San Antonio and Donna Wortham of Wichita Falls. Source: Archer County News - 13 May 1993
Kennedy, Kellen L. Kellen L. Kennedy, 63, died Friday, May 7, 1963, in her home. Services were 3 p.m. Monday at Crestview Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Larry Shields, associate pastor of Faith Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home. Mrs. Kennedy was born November 9, 1929 in Doans Crossing. She had lived in Wichita Falls since 1951. She graduated from School of Nursing at Midwestern State University in 1948. She was a registered nurse before retiring from Wichita General Hospital. She was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Howard and Harold, both of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Lila Terry of Altus, Oklahoma, Linda McDuffy of Saginaw, and Shirley Payla of Sherman; five brothers, J.A. O'Neal of Archer City, W.R. O'Neal of Wichita Falls, W.T. O'Neal Jr. of Nocona, Jimmy Dale O'Neal of Wylie and Cloyce O'Neal of Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. Source: Archer County News - 13 May 1993
Vieth, Henry J. Henry J. Vieth, 96, of Scotland died Thursday, May 6, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Prayer services were 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Services were 10 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Scotland with the Rev. Christopher Davis, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Windthorst, officiating. Burial was in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Vieth was born November 21, 1896 in Willie, Iowa. He was a longtime Scotland resident and a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and a former member of Knights of Columbus. He and Louise Ermis were married January 17, 1933. She died in October 1992.
Coffelt, Cleburne Cleburne Coffelt, 56, died Tuesday, April 20, 1993, in an Oklahoma City hospital. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Saturday in Sturgeon Cemetery with Ed Frodyma officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. Mr. Coffelt was both January 11, 1937 in Archer City where he was a lifetime resident. He served in the Marines from 1954 until 1958 and was an oil field worker. Survivors include his brother, J.P. of Archer City; and a sister, Lillie Baughman of Archer City. Source: Archer county News - 29 April 1993
Parr, Audrey Lee Audrey Lee Parr, 64, died Friday, April 23, 1993, in a Graham nursing home. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Tuesday in Burkburnett Cemetery. Burial was under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home. Ms. Parr was born October 24, 1928 in Petersburg. She moved to Graham from Wichita Falls in 1970. Survivors include an aunt, Beulah Ledbetter of Lakeside City; and an uncle, A.D. Wallace of Wichita Falls. Source: Archer County News - 29 April 1993
Carpenter, Donna Donna Carpenter, 42, died Sunday, April 25, 1993, in her home. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Holliday with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Throckmorton Cemetery under the direction of Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home. Mrs. Carpenter was born August 3, 1950 in Olney. She was a 1968 graduate of Throckmorton High School. She was an accounting clerk for Western Supply and a member of First Baptist Church of Holliday. She was a very active homeroom mother for both of her children at Holliday High School. She and Ron Carpenter were married August 1, 1970. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Lesly Brewer of Biloxi, Mississippi and Stacey of Holliday; six sisters, Mary Nell Rodgers of Olney, Jo Ann Phillips of Throckmorton, Betty Corn of Wichita Falls, Dianna Manuell of Wellington, Bessie Hitch of Arlington, and Gina Brown of Seymour; and two bothers, Bob Hitch of Big Spring and Jerry Hitch of Breckenridge. Source: Archer county News - 29 April 1993
Brookshire, Lera Lera Hawkins Brookshire, 83, died Friday, May 25, 1993, in her daughter's home. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Brumett officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Brookshire was born January 7, 1910 in Shannon. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include her daughter, Helen Franklin of Holliday; four sisters, Genevieve Baskin of Dennis, Betty Mozelle Bridgewater of Burleson, Lois Wafford of Stockton, Alabama, and Harva Gene Riley of Fort Worth; a brother, J.C. "Claude" Hawkins of Wichita Falls; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 3 June 1993
Whaley, Douglas Douglas Leon Whaley, 14, of Holliday died Monday, May 31, 1993, from a drowning accident in Lake Kickapoo. Services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Holliday, The Rev. Randy Potter, pastor and Clint Sissom, youth director, officiated. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funderal Home. Douglas was born August 29, 1978 in Victoria. He had been a resident of Holliday since 1987. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was an active member of Christian Youth Fellowship. He had just graduated from Hollilday Junior High Thursday, May 27. He was a former member of Holliday Cub Scouts and had played midget football and basketball. He also was a former member of Burkburnett Boys and Girls Club. Survivors include his father, Glen D. Whaley of Holliday; his mother, Danetta Whaley of New Braunsfel; two brothers Daniel Wayne (Danny) and Desmond Andrew (Dessie) both of Holliday; grandparents, Wade and Emma Whaley of Holliday, Louie and Joyce Bullion of Corpus Christi and Betty of Nowhere, Arizona. Source: Archer County News - 3 June 1993
Howell, Cleetis Cleetis Howell, 77, of Burkburnett died Sunday, June 27, 1993, in an Atoka, Oklahoma hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church of Burkburnett with the Rev. Johnny Dowell, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Walters, Oklahoma Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett. Mr. Howell was born December 7, 1915 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. He was an independent oil operator and had also owned the V & H Welding Co. in Walters since the mid-1940s. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Burkburnett and Odd Fellows Lodge of Walters. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He and Dorothy Smith were married February 25, 1984.
Bloodworth, Durward Durward Allen Bloodworth, Jr., 48, of Holliday died Thursday, June 24, 1993, in Houston. Services were at Gish Memorial Chapel in Frederick with the Rev. John D. Alexander officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in southeast Manitou, Oklahoma, under the direction of Gish Funeral Home. Mr. Bloodworth was born April 7, 1945 in Corpus Christi. He and Sharon Goodner married May 12, 1984 in Henrietta. He was a former Manitou and Henrietta resident. He worked as a street supervisor for the city of Wichita Falls and as an auctioneer. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Navy, and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Rodney Goodner and Greg, both of Wichita Falls, Michael and James, both of Waco, and Monte Goodner of Jacksonville, Florida; a daughter, Mandy Brandenburg of Grandfalls; his father, Durward Allen Sr. of Henrietta; three brothers, Edward of Terrell, Douglas of Pensacola, Florida and Mark of Henrietta; two sisters, Cynthia Ross of Little River and Ginger Ross of Henrietta; and four grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 1 July 1993
Hannah, Mary R. Mary Roderick Hannah, 76, of Archer City died Sunday, May 2, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby King, pastor of First Baptist Church of Knox City and the Rev. Bob Kitchell, pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Archer City, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. Mrs. Hannah was born October 29, 1916, in Sunset. She moved to Archer City more than 48 years ago. She and W. W. Roderick were married May 6, 1934 in Clay County. He died March 30, 1976. She and Albert Hannah were married May 24, 1978 in Wichita Falls. He died January 2, 1980. She was a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church. She was a nurse at the State Hospital for 16 years, then at the Archer County Hospital and Archer Nursing Home. Survivors include a son, Carl Eugene Roderick of Richwood; two daughters, Deloris Beth McDougal of Denver City and Charotte Ann Clemons of Archer City; a stepson, Billy Ray of El Reno, Oklahoma; a sister, Jewel Garner of Wichita Falls; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were James Cox, Todd Hannah, Tommy Hulse, Tye Roderick, Donnie Clemons and Chuck McDougal. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Darden, Billy Wilson, Gene Roderick and Rodney Clemons. Source: Archer County News - 6 May 1993
Stout, Juanita Mae Juanita Mae Stout, 63, of Holliday, died Friday, April 30, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Holliday with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mrs. Stout was born February 7, 1930 in Abilene. She had lived in Holliday for 30 years. She was a graduate of Holliday High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Holliday, where she was in the Alathean Sunday School Class. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, William B. "Bill"; two sons, Robert Wayne O'Neal of Holliday and Richard Lynn of Austin; three daughters, Patricia Sheppard of Graham, Nancy Dillard of Holliday and Ruthie Combs of Wichita Falls; a brother, R. B. Lucore of Kamay; three sisters, Violeta Cook and Bonnie Harpold, both of Clovis, New Mexico and Bettye Williams of Myra; and nine grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 6 May 1993
Farmer, Hayden Hayden Farmer 84, died Monday, May 17, 1993, in his home in Olney. Services were Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Herb Marlow of Graham and the Rev. Gary Torian, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. Mr. Farmer was born July 5, 1908 in Tarrant County. He and Edith Miller were married May 31, 1944 in Anahuac. He was an independent oil producer. He was a past director of North Texas Oil and Gas Association, a member of West Central Oil and Gas Association, past director of North Texas Rehabilitation Center, past member of Olney City Council, past member of Olney Cemetery Board and a member of Downtown Men's Bible Class for more than 40 years. He served in the Army Air Forces in World War II. He had lived in Olney for 75 years. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jim of Dallas and Lewis of Olney; three sisters, Eloise Dees and Hallie Farmer, both of Olney and Anne Clark of Lubbock; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pollock, Don L. Don L., "Pee Wee" Pollock, 36, died Monday, May 10, 1993, in his home in Archer City. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Thursday in Red Top Cemetery in Young County with the Rev. John Welter of Archer City officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Pollock was born October 10, 1956 in Olney and was a lifetime resident of Archer City. He was a 1976 graduate of Archer City High School, where he served as manager of the varsity football team. He also participated in woodworking in the shop class. He was employed by Hickman and Jansen Well Service for more than 10 years. He was a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church. Pallbears were Mark Green, L. B. Boren, Jr., Ted Canada, Jack Davis, Robert Sebastian and John D. Martin. Survivors include a son, Justin of Archer City; a daughter, Kimberly of Portales, New Mexico; a sister, Keta Cansler of Grandview; a brother Rusty of Archer City, and one niece and three nephews. Source: Archer County News - 20 May 1993
Tatum, Louise Louise Tatum, 62, died Saturday, May 15, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2:30 p.m. Monday at Megargel Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Grube, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Megargel Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney. Mrs. Tatum was born September 24, 1930 in Archer City. She and Dave Tatum were married December 28, 1955 in Megargel. She was a member of Megargel Methodist Church. She was cafeteria manager for Megargel Independent School District. She had been a resident of Megargel since 1934. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Glen of Megargel and Carl of Pampa; two brothers, Loyd McCuistian of Enterprise, Alabama and Lewis McCuistian of Hereford; a sister, Lois McCrory of Burleson; and a grandson. Source: Archer County News - 20 May 1993
Morrison, T. E. T. E. Morrison, Jr., 74, of Scotland, died Sunday, May 16, 1993, from injuries received in a vehicle-tractor accident. Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Morrison was born June 12, 1918 in Archer City and was a lifetime resident of Archer County. He was a member of First Christian Church, where he served on the board of directors and as treasurer. He had been employed by Wichita Falls State Hospital for more than 16 years in the maintenance department. He had been an oilfield pumper for Hassie Hunt Trust for more than 22 years. He was a racher throughout most of his life. He and Clara Smith were married November 1, 1977, in Wichita Falls. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Sandra Huffman of North Archer County, Billie Neill of Archer City, and Jo Ann Wiggins of Norman, Oklahoma; three sons, Jerry and Gary, both of Archer City, and Edward Lee Steely of Mineral Wells; five brothers, Claude A of Archer City, Sanford of Wolfe City, Don of Stratford, Oklahoma, J.D. Morrison of Fort Worth and Reuben of Evansville, Indiana; two sisters, Sharon Stevens of Canyon and Eolene Withers of McAlester, Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bobby Sipe, John Clyde Peysen, Eddie Moer, Jr., Charles Schroeder, Richard Krahl and James Allen. Source: Archer County News - 20 May 1993
Key, Nettie Nettie Key, 98, died Sunday, May 16, l993, at her home in Archer City. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Key was born November 30, 1894 in Runnels County. She moved to Archer County in 1918. She was the oldest active member of First Baptist Church where she had been the director of the nursery for many years. She also did ironing for the community for many, many years. Survivors include one sister, Ida Adams of Archer City; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbears were all nephews. Source: Archer County News - 20 May 1993
Tanner, Elsie Elsie Tanner, 101, of Archer City died Saturday, May 15, 1993, in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at Aulds Funeral Home with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mrs. Tanner was born February 2, 1892 in Greenville. She moved to Archer County in 1913. She and William A. Tanner were married in 1919 in Jean. He died June 23, 1964. She was the oldest living member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two daughters. Ima Reid on December 4, 1987 and Lily Jo Johnson on January 9, 1978 and one son Bobby Dean Tanner on April 22, 1952. Pallbearers were Bill Johnson, Robert Johnson, Terry Tanner, Odie Lohman, Tom Morrow and Mike Morrow. Survivors include a daughter, Manon Morrow of Archer City; two sons, William A. of Denver, Colorado and Charles H. of Dallas; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 20 May 1993
Parmer, Gladys Gladys Thelma Parmer, 86, of Vernon died Tuesday, May 18, 1993, in Vernon. Graveside services were Friday in Eastview Cemetery with Dr. S.E. Tullock officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon. Mrs. Parmer was born April 7, 1907 in Archer City. She and Doyle Parmer were married December 7, 1924 in Archer City. He died February 15, 1975. She moved to Webbers Falls, Oklahoma in 1957 and later moved to Sherman. She was a member of Wood Street Church of Christ in Sherman. Survivors include a son, J.C. of Vernon; a daughter, Melba Jo Gleason of Slidell, Louisiana; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 27 May 1993
Marshall, Winifred Hunter Winifred Hunter Marshall, 90, formerly of the Wichita Falls area, died Wednesday, May 12, 1993. Memorial services were 2 p.m. May 14, 1993 at Presbyterian Village North. She was born in El Reno, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. She taught English in Oklahoma and Texas. Throughout her life she helped people with her generosity and kindness. Her warmth was matched only by her clever wit and the twinkle in her eyes. Survivors include her children, Dan H. Marshall, II and Wren Marshall; daughter-in-law, Linda Haines and son-in-law, Jim Allen; two grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Mildred Hunter. Source: Archer County News, 27 May 1993
Weinzapfel,Joseph Joseph Michael Weinzapfel, 98, of Muenster died Monday, May 24, 1993, in Saint Richards Villa in Muenster. Services included a rosary Tuesday, May 25, at McCoy Funeral Chapel in Muenster, followed by a vigil on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday, May 26, 1993, at Sacred Heart Church. Bishop Joseph DeLaney, bishop of Fort Worth diocese, was the main celebrant and presider. Concelebrants included Bishop Charles Grahmann of the Dallas diocese, retired Bishop Thomas Tschoepe of the Dallas diocese, Msgr. Thomas Weinzapfel, Rev. Joseph Weinzapfel, Rev. Victor Gillespie, OSB, pastor Sacred Heart Church and Rev. Camillus Cooney, OSB, associate pastor. Visiting priests were invited to concelebrate. Fourth degree Knights of Columbus provided an honor guard. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Mr. Weinzapfel was born June 5, 1894 in Windthorst the son of the late Henry John and Agnes Reisdorf Weinzapfel. He married Julia Christina Meurer on October 3, 1916 in Scotland. She preceded him in death on May 30, 1980. He was president and chairman of the board of Muenster State Bank for many years. He was a community leader and member of the Sacred Heart Parish, Saint Joseph's Society, Knights of Columbus and Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Mr. Weinzapfel had lived in Muenster since 1923. Survivors include four daughters, Agnes Hellman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dora Jackson of Azle, Juanita Bright of Muenster and Mary Elizabeth Birden of Denton; three sons, Msgr. Thomas W. Weinzapfel of Dallas, Rev. Joseph Weinzapfel, Jr. and Henry G. Weinzapfel, both of Muenster; two sisters, Margaret Rasch of Houston and Alice Hemmi of Scotland; one brother, William V. Weinzapfel of Windthorst, 31 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia, parents Henry John and Agnes Weinzapfel, one son Robert, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbears were grandsons. Source: Archer County News 27 May 1993
Washmon, Annie Mae Annie Mae Washmon, 65, of Pasadena, Texas, died Thursday, June 10, 1993. A graveside service was held June 12 at South Park Funeral Home, led by Douglas Neel of Olney, Texas. Mrs. Washmon was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 16, 1927. She is survived by her husband, C.V. "Red" Washmon; a daughter Rebecca Neel of Olney; a son, Stanley K. Washmon of Pasadena, Texas; a sister, Mary Good of Houston; and six grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 17 June 1993
Britton, T. Marvin, Jr. T. Marvin Britton, Jr., 76, died Saturday, June 5, 1993 in Houston. Services were Monday, June 7. Arrangements were under the direction of Pat H. Foley Funeral Home. Mr. Britton was born January 28, 1917, in Little Rock, Ark. He moved to Texas when he was 12 years old. He received his bachelor's degree from Texas College of Mines, now the University of Texas - El Paso. He was a major in World War II and served overseas with the Air Transport Command as director of supply and service. He received his law degree from the University of Texas and moved to Houston in 1947. He practiced law in the Garden Oaks and Oak Forest areas for 35 years. He served as secretary of the Houston Bar Association and was a Harris County precinct judge for 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Crowell; a sister, Marrene Livingston of Fort Worth; two sons, Tom III of Houston and Bob of San Antonio; a daughter, Barbara Phillips of Archer City, Texas; and seven grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - June 17, 1993
Meurer, Violet Funeral for Violet B. Meurer, 72, was held in Huddleston's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Kowalski, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church, officiating. Burial was in Duncan Cemetery. Mrs. Meurer died Sunday, Demember 27, 1992, in a Lawton nursing home. She was born August 4, 1920 in Leon. She grew up in Duncan where she attended Lee Elementary and Duncan High Schools. She married Edward C. Meurer in December of 1969 in Lawton. Mrs. Meurer moved to Lawton in 1967 from Duncan. She had worked for Lawton Public Schools and Macs 7 - 12 Grocery. She was a Gold Star Mother and member of Sixth and Arlington Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband; a son, Charles Balthrop of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Sue Neal of Dallas and Phyllis Hughes of Fort Worth; two sisters, Lillie McKelvey and Eria Dean "Bobbi" Rylant, both of Lawton; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - January 14, 1993
Davis, Oleta Ruth Oleta Ruth Davis, 68, died Saturday, January 9, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Graveside services were Tuesday in Holliday Cemetery with the Rev. John Ward, pastor of the Country Chapel, officiating. Burial was under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mrs. Davis was born August 21, 1924 in Temple, Oklahoma. She had lived most of her life in Wichita Falls. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Miser of Wichita Falls; a sister, Faye Moore of Lake Arrowhead; and three grandsons. Source: Archer County News - January 14, 1993
Cowan, Irene Irene Baker Cowan, 88, of Cowan Ranch in Dundee died Sunday, January 10, 1993, in Wichita Falls. Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home with Dr. Isaac Butterworth, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mrs. Cowan was born November 25, 1904 in Seymour. She was a 1922 graduate of Seymour High School. She attended the College of Industrial Arts in Denton from 1922 to 1923. She was a homemaker. She had lived in the Wichita Falls area and Arizona all her life. She was a founding member of the First Christian Church of Scottsdale, Arizona. She was a past member of the 1930 Study Club of Wichita Falls, Woman's Forum and Amnity Club of Archer City. She and Claude C. Cowan Sr. were married September 16, 1923 in Seymour. He died in 1963. Survivors include a son, Calude C. Jr. of Seymour; five grandchildren, Susanne Johnson of Roanoke, Virginia, Patrick M. of Archer City, Nancy Vander Pluyme of Kila, Montana, Paul W. of Seymour and Marti Wells of Salado; and 10 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - January 14, 1993
Garrett, Minnie Minnie May Garrett died Monday, December 14, 1992. She was a resident of Wood Convalescent Center. She worked all her life, retiring as a nurses aide in Dallas. She was born January 10, 1908 in Paris, Texas. May moved to Archer County at 10 years of age. She married Dick Garrett in 1924. He died in 1984. May moved to Dallas in the early 1940's. She then returned to Archer City in 1985. She is survived by two sons, Stanley Garrett of Archer City and Eugene Garrett of Farmers Branch; three brothers, J.V. Bates of Irving, Lloyd Bates of Maybanks and Orval Bates of Dallas; five sisters, Dolly Hoffman of Irving, Grace Harris of Arlington, Lucille Lowack of Archer City, Better Clark of Mesquite and Laura Bates of Dallas; 10 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. Source: Archer County News - December 17, 1992
Berend, Manual A. Manuel A. Berend, 68, died Wednesday at his home in Windthorst. Rosary was 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst. Mass was 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic church. Rev. Bartholonew Landwermeyer and the Rev. Aidan Donlon, Chaplain at Bethania Regional Health Care Center, officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction Aulds Funeral home. Berend was born June 20, 1920 in Windthorst and was a lifelong resident. he was a dairy farmer, a World War II Army veteran and a member of Knights of Columbus. He and Grace Marie Lindeman were married Feb 2, 1942 in Windthorst. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Carleen McKee of Henrietta, and Jeannie Lindeman of Holliday; three sons, Jimmy of Texas City, Tommy of Lake Kickapoo, and Charles of Windthorst; his father, Anton of Winthorst; four sisters, Mildred Pennartz and Alma Pennartz both of Windthorst, Margaret Schroeder of Wichita Falls, and Eleanor Pechacek of Las Vegas, Nev.; six brothers, Emery, Jerome and James, all of Windthorst, Harold of Marienthal, Kan., Martin of Oklahoma City, and Tony of Nevada; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News Thursday, November 10, 1968
Lacy, Vicki L. Vicki L. Lacy, 37, died Thursday, December 10, 1992, in a Vernon hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God with the Rev. Scott Olson officiating. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Mrs. Lacy was born February 2, 1955 in Olney. She had lived in Vernon for six years. She was a member of First Assembly of God. She and Carl Lacy were married June 22, 1974 in Hart. Survivors include her husband; a son, Cally of Vernon; a brother, Alton Stanford of Vernon; a sister, Debbie Collier of Vernon; and her grandmothers, Alta Stanford of Archer City and Lucille Stone of Cross Plains. Source: Archer County News - December 17, 1992
Snider, Mabel Scott Mabel Scott Snider, 99 died Friday at an Archer City nursing home. Services were 2 P.M. Saturday at Aulds Funderal Home in Archer City with Rev. David Kleinfeldt, pastor of First Christian Church of Archer City officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Snider was born June 15, 1889, in Archer City and had been a lifelong resident. She was the daughter of one of the pioneering families of Archer County. She graduated from the Chatholic Women's Academy in Wichita Falls. Survivors include one niece and three nephews. Source: Archer County News, Thursday November 10, 1988
Teichman, Mark Mark Jeffrey Teichman, 23, died Thursday, February 11, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Monday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Doyle Fuller officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. Mr. Teichman was born July 24, 1967 in Wichita Falls where he was a lifetime resident. He played football and ran track for Archer City High School and was a machine operator for Amesco Steel. Survivors include his father, Dale of Wichita Falls; his mother, Sherry of Wichita Falls; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Teichman of Scotland and Nadine Baker of Wichita Falls. Source: Archer County News - 18 February 1993
Spruiell, Euell Euell Lehmon Spruiell, 79, a former administrator at several area schools, died Sunday, February 14, 1993, at his home in Iowa Park. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park with the Rev. Ray Hennigh, pastor of University United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls, and the Rev. Mike Brister, youth minister of First Baptist Church at Center, officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. Mr. Spruiell was born June 14, 1913 in Iowa Park. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Petrolia and the Glory Choir at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. He was a member of Atlers Sunday school class at Lamar Baptist Church in Wichita Falls. He and Velma Kathryn Caywood were married April 10, 1937, in Iowa Park. She died March 23, 1991. Mr. Spruiell retired in 1979 after 44 years of teaching and administration. He was a teacher at Van Junior High and in Pottsboro; a principal in Valley View, Henrietta, Stoneburg, Petrolia, and Waurika, Oklahoma. He was a superintendent for the Megargel Independent School District. He was a graduate of Iowa Park High School; attended Wichita Falls Junior College and received his master's degree in science and math from Texas Tech University. He was a member of the Valley View Ex-students Association and the Friendly Door Senior Citizens Center. He worked with the Boy Scouts of America for many years and was president of a grief support group in Wichita County. He served on the Nortex Regional Planning Commission and Wichita Falls parks and recreation board. He was a veteran of the Air Force and served as a glider flying instructor during World War II. His son, D. Lynn, died in 1992. Survivors include four sons, E. Lance, of Wichita Falls, W. Lehman of Matthews, North Carolina, E. Lynel of Thousand Oaks, California and D. Larry of Sanger; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 18 February 1993
Roberts, Mack Mack W. Roberts, 79, of Antelope, died Sunday, February 14, 1993, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Antelope Baptist Church with the Rev. Will Aston and the Rev. Cooper Patrick officiating. Burial was in the Antelope Cemetery under the direction of Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro. Mr. Roberts was born December 31, 1913 in Antelope. He and Eunice Wright were married February 3, 1944. He was a member of the Antelope Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday School techer. He was also a member of the Jack County Baptist Association. He was a retired water well driller. Survivors include his wife; a son, Danny of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Walter of Wichita Falls and Lewis of Montebello, California; two sisters, Josephine Thompson of Montebello and Lorena Benton of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 18 February 1993
Stephens, Raymond Raymond Stephens, 73, died Saturday, January 30, 1993, in a Dallas hospital. Services were Monday at First Assembly of God with the Rev. Paul Evans, pastor of the Abundant Life Assembly of God of Hamilton, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Stephens was born October 17, 1919 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was a lifetime resident of Archer City. He and Vera Walters were married November 27, 1939 in Walters, Oklahoma. He was a member of the First Assembly of God. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater. He was an oil field worker before retiring from the L.D. Burns Drilling Company in 1983. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ellen Puder of Wichita Falls; a sister, Beth Rogers of Archer City; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Claude Morrison, Ronnie Williams, Norman Deason, Chuck Cooper, Claude Butler and Bruce Pollard. Source: Archer County News 4 February 1993
Lowder, Richard Richard Lee Lowder, 67, of Lake Kickapoo died Saturday, January 30, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Graveside services were Tuesday at Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Gil Peters of Holliday Church of Christ officiated. Mr. Lowder was born July 27, 1925 in Megargel and was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired trucking company operator. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ila Rea; two sons, Ronald Larry and Rick Lynn, both of Long Beach, California; a daughter, Dee Ann See of Dallas; a brother, Robert A. of Holliday; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Source: Archer County News - 4 February 1993
Livingston, D.H. D. H. Livingston, 73, died Thursday, January 28, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Graveside services were Sunday in Westover Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Wester, pastor of Megargel Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. Mr. Livingston was born April 14, 1919 in Quitman, Arkansas. He and Jo Ann Watlington were married June 17, 1952 in Lovington, New Mexico. He was a farmer and rancher. He was a Baptist. He served in the Army in 1945. He had lived in Megargel for 28 years. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Dale of Greenbrier, Arkansas and Harold, Troy and Eugene, all of Megargel; three daughters, Mary Ward of Conway, Arkansas, Linda Harmon of Dublin and Brenda Kellar of Megargel; three brothers, Lankey of Westover, and Red and Shorty, both of Megargel; a sister, Lyndell McCarty of Wichita Falls; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 4 February 1993
Standridge, Floyd Floyd Green Standridge, 77, died Sunday, January 24, 1993, in a Seymour hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Delmar McBeath, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Archer Funeral Home. Mr. Standridge was born October 23, 1915 in Wilson, Oklahoma. He moved to Seymour in 1931 and worked for Harmel Oil Co. for 35 years before retiring in 1981. He and Katie Lee Coy were married June 7, 1940. She died December 7, 1974. He and Dorothea Brashear were married April 25, 1975. He had served in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of American Legion and an elder in the First Christian Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mary Kay Dolberry of Holliday; two stepdaughters, Kay Motl of Seymour and Karen Roberts of Fredericksburg; a stepson, Kent Brashear of Pflugerville; two sisters, June Duss of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Pearl Tidwell of Killeen; and eight grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 28 January 1993
Starr, Viola Viola Marie Starr, 70, of Azle died Saturday, January 23, 1993, in an Azle hospital. Services were Monday at White's Azle Funeral Home withe the Rev. Mary Lowrance officiating. Graveside services were Monday in Lynn Creek Cemetery in Jacksboro. Mrs. Starr was born August 19, 1992 (See NOTE) in Cleveland. She was a retired LVN in the nursing service. She attended school in Archer City and had lived in Wichita Falls until 1968, when she moved to Azle. She had worked at Wichita Falls State Hospital. She and James Lewis Starr were married in 1941. Her son, James Richard, died in 1981. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mary Jo Chapman of Azle; a brother, Pat Brock of Archer City; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. NOTE: Mrs. Starr was probably born in 1922 and was a typo in the newspaper. Source Archer County News - 28 January 1993
Gregg, Marvin Margin A. Gregg, 83, died Thursday, January 21, 1993 in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Services were Saturday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Harvel McMurry, pastor of City View Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. Mr. Gregg was born June 29, 1909 in Alvord. He had lived in Wichita Falls for 58 years. He was a retired truck driver and farmer. Survivors include his wife, Doris; two sons, Marvin Jr. of Wichita Falls and Dennis of Dallas; a daughter, Donna Jeter of Holliday; two stepsons, Richard Lawson of Dallas and Robert Lawson of Houston; a stepdaughter, Cindy Norman of Atlanta, Georgia; a brother, Oscar of Fort Worth; a sister, Lela Sides of Wichita Falls; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 28 January 1993
McLemore, L.D. 'Butch" Services for L.D. "Butch" McLemore were Wednesday, September 9, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Archer City with Rev. John Taylor of First United Methodist Church of Decatur and Rick Caufhold, minister from Birmingham, Alabama officiating. Interment was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. He died Monday, September 7, 1992. Mr. McLemore was born April 2, 1943. He was a graduate of East Texas State University with a bachelor degree in education. He coached for over 15 years. After coaching, he was an independent insurance agent for the State Farm Bureau for a short time before becoming an independent oil producer. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former member of Archer City ISD Board of Trustees, serving as a past president. He was past president of the Wildcat Booster Club and a former little league baseball coach. He was also a current board member of the Archer City Country Club. Survivors include one daughter, Mitzi of Archer City; two sons, Mitch of Munday and Matt of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his mother, Louise McLemore of Archer City; one sister, Neva Hays of Olney; his grandmother, Bernice Blankenship of Seymour, and one granddaughter, Marni Saige McLemore of Munday. Pallbearers were Bobby McGriff, L. B. Boren, Jr., Eddie Morris, Jimmy Holmes, Jerry Cox, Mike Cavitt, Bill Linscott and Leon Groves. Memorials may be made to the Marlon Meador Scholarship Fund, P.O. Drawer A, Archer City, Texas 76351. Source: Archer County News - 10 September 1992
Gregory, Scott Scott Edward Gregory, 18, died February 6, 1993, in Davenport, Florida. Services were Tuesday, February 9, at Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home with the Rev. William Etherage, retired Baptist pastor, officiating. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. Mr. Gregory was born Feburary 3, 1975 in Wichita Falls, where he lived most of his life. He was a student and had attended schools in Archer City and Burkburnett. Survivors include his mother, Clarissa M. Schultz of Davenport; and his grandfather, Ed of Wichita Falls. Source: Archer County News - 18 February 1993
Hines, Charlene Charlene Kinder Hines, 83, died Thursday, February 4, 1993, in her home. Services were at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Isaac Butterworth, pastor, and Dr. Earle W. Crawford, pastor emeritus, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home. Mrs. Hines was born June 22, 1909 in Cresson. She moved to Archer County in 1918 and had lived in the North Texas area since then. She graduated from Archer City High School in 1927. She went to Kidd Key Music Conservatory in Sherman and had also attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth at the Music Conservatory. She has been a member of the choir at First Presbyterian Church since 1931. She was a prominent soloist in Wichita Falls and a charter member of Wichita Falls Harmony Club. She was the pianist and organist for Hines Mortuary in Wichita Falls in the building that is now the First Baptist Church Chapel. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and retired from piano teaching in 1983. Survivors include a daughter, Fayne Thompson of Lake Charles, Louisiana; a son, Paul Jr. of Pascagoula, Mississippi; a brother, Royal C. "Bingo" Kinder of Archer City; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Source: Archer County News - 18 February 1993
Vanbebber, Willie Willie Maxine Vanbebber, 76, died Wednesday, February 10, 1993, in an Ardmore hospital. Services were Friday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore. She was born May 10, 1916 in Springer, Oklahoma, the daughter of Claud and Nora Ellen Cochran. She and Donnie Andrew Vanbebber were married February 20, 1937. He preceded her in death October 10, 1980. A long-time resident of Ardmore, she had resided at Lu-Ken Manor Nursing Home for the past 12 years. She was a member of Memorial Christian Church. Survivors include one son, Donald Ray Vanbebber of Archer City; two daughters, Cloye Juanita Thompson of Ardmore and Freida Simmons of Meade, Oklahoma; five granddaughters, Tammie Frank of Archer City, Trisha Vanbebber of Wichita Falls and Kathy, Melissa and Alicia Simmons of Meade; and one brother, Herbert Cochran of Marshfield, Missouri. Source: Archer County News - 18 February 1993
Hoffman, Patsy Patsy L. Hoffman, 58, of Scotland died Tuesday, January 26, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Rosary was 7 p.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Scotland. Services were 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Chris Davis, pastor, and the Rev. Aidan Donlon, chaplain at Bethania Regional Health Care Center, officiating. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Hoffman was born August 4, 1934 in Oakland, California. She and James T. Hoffman, Sr. were married October 13, 1951 in Reno, Nevada. They moved to Scotland in 1957. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and Christian Mother's Society, where she had served as past president. She and her husband were the owners and operators of The Hitchin' Post convenience store and restaurant for more than 13 years. She was a leader in the Scotland 4-H Club for 10 years. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Jeff and Jim Jr., both of Scotland, Jason of Iowa Park, Joel of Dallas and J.T. of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Jennifer Hoffman Hilbers of Scotland; her parents, Glen and Sally Olmsted of West Point, California; a brother, Richard Olmsted of Pleasant Hill, California; and 10 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Kenneth Teichman, James Teichman, Bob Baumer, George Giddings, Ray Lindeman, Walter Schlabs, Gary Syrus and Leonard Schenk, Sr. Source: Archer County News - 4 February 1993
Garrett, Stanley Stanley Garrett, Jr., 63, died Tuesday, January 26, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Memorial services were 2 p.m. Saturday at Arlington First Baptist church. The body was donated to science. Mr. Garrett was born June 19, 1928 in Archer County, where he was a lifetime resident. He was a retired oil field worker and staff sergeant in the armed forces. His son, Mark, died in August of 1992. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; three sons, Stanley III of Archer City, and David and Andrew, both of Dallas; two daughters, Laura Postert of Arlington and Beth Bond of Longview; a brother, Gene of Farmers Branch; and nine grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 4 February 1993
Metcalf, M.T. M. T. "Shorty" Metcalf, 70, of Wichita Falls died Saturday, January 30, 1993, in a Dallas hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Harvey McMurry, pastor of City View Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Crestview Cemetery. Mr. Metcalf was born January 27, 1923 in Chalk Hill in Archer County. He had lived in Wichita Falls for 17 years. He was owner of Shorty Metcalf Welding and Equipment. He was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars David Gibbs Post No. 8878. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Myrle Jr. of Amarillo and Joe Carl of Fort Worth; a brother, Lewis Metcalf of Olney; and a grandchild. Source: Archer County News - 4 February 1993
Birdwell, Lillian Lillian Sims Birdwell, 87, of Megargel, died Saturday, January 23, 1993, in Victoria. Services were 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rosewood Funeral Home in Victoria. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Thursday in Megargel Cemetery with Guy Orbison, minister of Megargel Church of Christ, officiating. Mrs. Birdwell was born June 8, 1905 in Sachse. Her husband, Jesse L. Birdwell, died in 1983. She was a member of Church of Christ and a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Jesse of Victoria; four daughters, Thaline Bunnell, Winifred Howard, Annette Fossati and Marion Mareth, all of Victoria; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 28 January 1993
Brown, Lee Lee Brown, 76, of Coleman died Wednesday, January 13, 1993, at an Abilene nursing home. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Posey officiating. Burial followed at Coleman Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. Mr. Brown was born January 21, 1916 in Brown County, the son of the late Frank and Lillie A. Williams Brown. He grew up and attended school in Burkett. He was a lifelong resident of Brown and Coleman Counties, serving in the United States Army during World War II. On December 1, 1945, he married Pauline Watson in Coleman. He was employed by the City of Coleman for 33 years and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Herman Watson, Joe Watson, Donnie Crye, Lowell Brown, Mike Brooker, Marlie Watson and Homer Purcell, Jr. Survivors include his wife; a foster son, Norman Chaney of Richardson; three sisters, Lucille Morgan of Coleman, Emma Lou Hill of Brownwood and Tennessee Purcell of Archer City; numerous nieces and nephews. Source: Archer County News - 28 January 1993
Hancock, Ruby Ruby Lee Hancock, 98, of Amarillo died Sunday, January 24, 1993, in Amarillo. Memorial services were January 30, 1993 at First United Methodist Church in Archer City. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mrs. Hancock was born in Durant, Oklahoma and had lived in Archer City for 50 years before moving to Amarillo. She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Hancock in 1979. Survivors include two daughters, Orena Postma of Amarillo and Modena Cagan of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 28 January 1993
Mayes, Walter Seddon Walter Seddon Mayes, 41, of Albany died Wednesday, September 2, 1992. Services were 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Albany Cemetery under the direction of Godfrey Meis Funeral Home. Mr. Mayes was born May 23, 1951 in Archer City. Survivors include his wife, Becky; a daughter, Cassie of Albany; his father, Seddon of Olney; his mother, Holly Morrow of Newcastle; a sister, Renee Routon of Wichita Falls; and a brother, Doyal of Graham. Source: Archer County News - 10 September 1992
Pritchard, Benjamin F. Benjamin F. Pritchard, 77, of Texas City died Monday, August 31, 1992, at College Park Care Center in Texas City. Services were Thursday at the Chapel of James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque with Rev. John DeForke officiating. Burial was at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock. Born December 11, 1914 in Malone, New York, Mr. Pritchard was a retired truck driver for Felice Moving Company, Rome, New York and a member of Rome, New York, Moose Lodge. Mr. Pritchard was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia K. Pritchard. Survivors include his three stepdaughters, Georgianna Pritchard Owen of Archer City, Patricia Pritchard Garcia of Galveston and Susan Pritchard Morton of LaMarque; five step sons, Eugene Pritchard of Rome, New York, Bill Pritchard of Hitchcock, Ronald Pritchard of Clear Lake, Robert Pritchard of Clifton Springs, New York and Rick Pritchard of San Francisco, California; daughter, Virginia Spohn of Rome; two brothers, Walter Pritchard of Rome, and George Pritchard of Seattle, Washington; beloved friend John King of Texas City; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were William Rexford Owen, Tony Garcia, Richard Morton, Ronald Pritchard, Jr., Bobby Pritchard and John King. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Cruz and Christopher Morton. Memorials may be sent to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Building Fund, Hitchcock, Texas 77563. Source: Archer County News - 10 September 1992
Alley, James F. James "Jimmy" F. Alley, 66, died Monday, August 31, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 3 p.m. Thursday at Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hare, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and the Rev. Herb Smith, pastor of Northwest Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. Mr. Alley was born March 20, 1926 in Wichita Falls, where he was a lifetime resident. He served in World War II with the 330th Infantry Division, Company K in the Army. He had been owner and operator of Alley's Generator Shop since 1950. He was a life member of American Legion Post No. 169, where he was past commander and past executive secretary. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. His wife, Virginia, died December 19, 1991. Survivors include two sons, Floyd and James D., both of Wichita Falls; his mother, Beulah of Wichita Falls; a sister, Billie Jean Lynn of Cedar Springs; three brothers, Roy of Irving, R.C. of Lakeside City, and Doyle of Wichita Falls; and two grandchildren. Source: Archer county News - 10 September 1992
Spradlin, E. Bill E. Bill Spradlin, 97, died Friday, October 16, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Holliday with the Rev. William LaBarr, pastor and Mr. Gil Peters minister of Holliday Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Spradlin was born January 21, 1895 in Hill County. He came to Archer County in 1909, and was the oldest resident of Holliday. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Archer County Historical Society. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Center in Holliday and was an avid bowler and dancer. He had served in World War I and was a retired oil field pumper. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Norma of Fort Worth and Billie Patterson of Holliday; one stepdaughter, Frances Lundberg of Knoxville, Tennessee; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 22 October 1992
Berend, Paul Paul Berend, 76, a leader in the North Texas agricultural community and partner in Berend Brothers, died Sunday, October 18, 1992, at his home in Wichita Falls. A Christian wake was held 7 p.m. Monday at Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst with the Rev. Raphael DeSalve officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Berend , a lifelong area resident, was born December 3, 1915 in Windthorst. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a graduate of Sebiaco Academy in Arkansas. In 1939, he and brother Lawrence Berend took an $800 bank loan and began a hay-hauling business, servicing the region's many dairy farms during a drought. Today, Berend Brothers is a diversified livestock production and farm-and-ranch supply business with annual sales exceeding $20 million. In 1982, Berend received the Wichita County Friend of 4-H Award in recognition of fund-raising efforts for the construction of the 4-H auditorium. He had also served as president of the Wichita County 4-H Livestock Association. Berend Brothers sponsored dairy shows in Windthorst from 1953 to 1974, from which the Dairy Herd Improvement Association took its beginnings. The first Berend Brothers store in Windthorst was a converted house owned by Paul's mother-in-law. When the store out grew the quarters, a 10-acre plot was purchased. The partnership's first hog and feeder cattle operation was established in the rear portion of the acreage. The business was incorporated in 1960, 21 years after it was established, when the second generation of Berends began assuming a management role. Survivors include his wife, Madalen of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Hazel Kajs of Crowell; four sons, Donald of Wichita Falls, Tom of Windthorst, Joe of Austin and Jim of Arlington; his brother, Lawrence of Windthorst; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 22 October 1992
Frost, Ima Ima Frost, 81, formerly of Duncan, Oklahoma, died Thursday, October 15, 1992, at her home in Holliday. Services were 10 a.m. Monday at Gatlin Baptist Church, north of Duncan, with the Rev. Randy Potter and the Rev. Terry Tolbert, officiating. Burial was in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home. Mrs. Frost was born December 19, 1910 in Hastings, Oklahoma. She and C.R "Jack" Frost were married August 12, 1927 in Hastings. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Holliday. She had taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of WMU mission organization. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Derrell of Cleburne and Elvin of Duncan; two daughters, Sherry Roland of Holliday and Jacquelyn Rye of Saginaw; two sisters, Duron Smith of Wichita Falls and Elva Gober of Altus, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 22 October 1992
Cox, Iva Lee Iva Lee Cox, 84, of Holliday died Wednesday, October 14, 1992, at her home. Services were 3:30 p.m. Friday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor of First Baptist Church of Holliday, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery. Mrs. Cox was born November 27, 1907 in Bloomfield, Missouri. She had lived in Holliday for 38 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, O.T.; two daughters, Lavanda Sellers of Holliday and Joyce Homich of Colt Neck, New Jersey; a son, Hollis of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Briney Parneter, Benny Parneter and W.T. Parneter, all of Rector, Arkansas; a sister, Berdie Walker of Little Rock, Arkansas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 22 October 1992
Martin, Edna E. Edna E. Martin, 87, of Holliday died Thursday, October 15, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Holliday with Rev. Randy Potter, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home She was born September 5, 1905 in Lueders. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church. She had lived in Holliday 45 years. Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Whitehead of Holliday; a sister, Irene Walker of Holliday; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 22 October 1992
Cambron, Oneita Oneita "Tot" Cambron, 80, died Saturday, October 17, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at Holliday Church of Christ with Gil Peters, minister, officiating. Burial was in Electra Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. Mrs. Cambron was born October 11, 1912 in Anson. She had lived in the Wichita Falls area for six years coming from Brigham City, Utah. She and William Arthur Cambron were married May 15, 1933 in Frederick, Oklahoma. He died January 19, 1991. She was a bookkeeper and homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Dyanne Lee and Judith Robinette, both of Holliday; a sister, Hughrene Medford of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Raymond Culpepper of Midland and Henry Culpepper of Electra; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 22 October 1992
Stanford, Dorwin Dorwin L. "Dag" Stanford, 63, died Sunday, October 18, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Aulds Funeral Home with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mr. Stanford was born December 6, 1928, in Archer City, where he was a lifetime resident. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Army and had served during the Korean War. He was a member of Ira Jones American Legion Post No. 198. He was a former little league baseball coach and had retired from Burns Operating Co. in December 1990 after 38 years of service. He had handmade and operated many of the Christmas decorations at the L.T. Burns Christmas display. He and Shorty Hall McCord were married January 13, 1965 in Archer City. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Debbie Collier and Vicki Lacy, both of Vernon and Phyllis Shoemaker of Archer City; three sons, Alton of Vernon and Dusty McCord and Rusy McCord both of Archer City; his mother Alta of Archer City; two sisters, Mary George of Wichita Falls and June Griffith of Cocoa, Florida; and nine grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bobby Williams, Wayne Abshier, Rex Armstrong, Junior Harrleson, Donal Ross and Bill Crow. Source: Archer County News - 22 October 1992
Hoggard, Matha Dee McWhorter Martha Dee McWhorter, 71, died Tuesday, September 3, 1991, at an Archer City Nursing Home. Services were 10:30 A.M. Friday at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Kitchell, pastor of First Assembly of God, officiating. Burial was 3:00 P.M. in the Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle. She was born February 28, 1920 in Archer County. She and Joe Ervin Hoggard were married October 12, 1940 in Fort Worth. He died January 20, 1969. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and had lived in Archer City since 1985. She was a Church of Christ member and was an avid quilter. She had quilted professionally. Survivors include three daughters, Candace Baca of Valdez, Alaska, Jo Elane Duncan of Fort Worth and Lisa Cornish of Springtown; a son, Randall E. of Seattle, Washington; a sister, Hazel Lear of Archer City; three brothers, Albert McWhorter of Phoenix, Arizona, Winston McWhorter of Detroit, Michigan and Eldon McWhorter of Archer City; and eight grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Archer Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 578, Archer City, Texas 76351.
Friske, Martha Ann Martha Ann Friske, 83, of Sante Fe, formerly of Rhineland, died Saturday, October 24, 1992, in Texas City. Rosary was 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCauley Smith Funeral Home in Munday. Mass was 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rhineland with Father Gary Geurtz officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Friske was born February 5, 1909 in Scotland. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She and Lawrence Friske were married March 28, 1932 in Scotland. He died January 12, 1975. Survivors include a daughter, Rosalie Buchanan of Santa Fe; two sons, Robert of Lubbock and Anton of Odessa; six brothers, Joe Schlabs, Lawrence Schlabs and Bill Schlabs, all of Scotland, Louis Schlabs of Wichita Falls, Gus Schlabs of Hereford and Frank Schlabs of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four sisters, Elizabeth Wilde and Marie Simons, both of Wichita Falls, Katie Krahl of Scotland and Sister Teresa Schlabs of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Source: Archer county News - 29 October 1992
Murphy, John H. John Henry Murphy, 45, of Burbank, California, died October 13, 1992, in his home. Services and burial with military honors were in California. Area arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Colonial Funeral Home. Mr. Murphy was born June 21, 1947 in Marysville, California. He was a longtime resident of Wichita Falls and had lived in California since 1970. He served in the Army and was a decorated Vietnam veteran. He was honorably discharged in 1970. He was employed by Kaiser Labs for 14 years. Survivors include two daughters, Drucilla Fife of Montana and Dawn of California; two sons, Sean and Maxwell, both of California; his parents, George and Jessie Murphy of Holliday and Ed and Ruth Weir of Vernon; five brothers, Byron Nelson of Enid, Oklahoma, Tim of Sugden, Oklahoma and George Jr., Donald and Jerry, all of Wichita Falls; a sister, Denice Collins of Vernon; and a grandchild. Source: Archer County News - 29 October 1992
Duncan, Arthur B. Arthur B. Duncan, Jr., 62 died Wednesday, October 21, 1992, in Spokane. Memorial services were Monday at Henessey Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Hoffman officiating. Mr. Duncan was born March 12, 1930 in Archer County. He had lived in Spokane for 33 years. He was a graduate of Megargel High School and served in the Army. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Inland Empire Craftsman Club. He was a printer for 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Helene; two sons, Jeff and Greg, both of Spokane; four brothers. William H. of Farmington, New Mexico, Travis of Granbury, Don of Wichita Falls and George of Houston; and a sister, Evelyn Craig of Fort Worth. Source: Archer County News - 29 October 1992
Veitenheimer, Bernadette Sister Bernadette Veitenheimer, 92, of Fort Worth died Saturday, October 24, 1992, in Our Lady of Victory Center in Fort Worth. Christian wake service was 4 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Victory Center. Services were 10:30 Monday at Our Lady of Victory Center. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth under the direction of Thompson's, Haveson & Cole Funeral Home. Sister Veitenheimer was born in Windthorst. She entered the Sisters of St Mary of Namur in 1925. She had served in schools in Sherman, Waco, Wichita Falls, Dallas, Arlington and Houston. In 1979, she retired to Our Lady of Victory Center after teaching and working for 54 years in the ministry. Survivors include a brother, Albert of Windthorst; and a sister, Bertha of Windthorst. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Center, 909 W. Shaw, Fort Worth, TX 76110. Source: Archer County News - 29 October 1992
Drum, Alta Forrest Alta Forrest Drum, 77, died Sunday, October 25, 1992, in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney with Darrel McWhorter of the Gatesville Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery in Olney. Mrs. Drum was born September 23, 1915 in Westover. She lived in Wichita Falls for 30 years. She was a retired nurse and a Baptist. She and Turner Forrest were married in 1936 in Seymour. He died in 1963. Survivors include two sisters, Bertie Newsom Hudgeons of Lubbock and Georgia Owens of Mesquite; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 29 October 1992
Priebe, Leon Leon Priebe, 85, died Friday, October 23, 1992, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Graveside services were Monday in Crestview Memorial Park with the Rev. David Turner, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home. He was born September 17, 1907 in Archer County. He was a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls. He was a farmer and member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Source: Archer County News - 29 October 1992
Goodrum, Lorene N. Lorene N. Goodrum, 75, died Monday, October 19, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Becton, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Mrs. Goodrum was born April 25, 1917 in Haskell. She and B.R. Goodrum were married October 10, 1934 in Vernon. He died May 30, 1978. She was a lifetime resident of Vernon and member of First Baptist Church and Bethany Sunday School class. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary. She retired from J.C. Penney Co. as a saleswoman. Survivors include a son, Don of Vernon; a daughter, Darlene Ash of Amarillo; two brothers, Melvin Neely of Archer City and Ernest "Pete" Neely of Quanah; and four grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 29 October 1992
Shawver, Tommie Tommie L. Shawver, 76, died Sunday, October 25, 1992, at his home in Archer City. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wally Williams, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Shawver was born April 4, 1916 in Jack County. He moved to Archer City in 1946. He and Edna Wilson were married November 1, 1947 in Henrietta. He was a former rancher and heavy equipment operator and retired after working 10 years as custodian for the Archer City Independent School District. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Archer City. Survivors include his wife; three sisters, Audrey Walls of Olney, Lillie Nored of Graham and Grace Ward of Megargel; and three brothers, Garvin of Iowa Park, V.M. of Graham and L.E. of Megargel. Pallbearers were John Bell, Virgil Patton, Floyd Hoggins, Jerry Cox, Bill Cox and Fred Walsh. Source: Archer County News - 29 October 1992
Stubbs, Bobby S. Bobby S. Stubbs, 59, died Friday, November 6, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, and the Rev. Dave Collard, pastor of Immanual Baptist Church in Olney, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Stubbs was born August 4, 1933 in Gilmer. He had lived most of his life in Archer City. He and Janet Shields were married November 6, 1957 in Frederick, Oklahoma. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Archer Masonic Lodge No. 708 AF&AM where he was past worshipful master, Ira Jones American Legion Post No. 198 where he had served as finance officer and commander, and Elks Lodge of Wichita Falls. He was a member of Archer City Volunteer Fire Department for more than 20 years and a basketball referee for eight years. He was a former coach of youth baseball and football. He was a 1954 graduate of Archer City High School and attended Midwestern University until being called to the Army in 1957. He was Archer County tax assessor-collector for 12 years beginning in 1964. In 1976, he formed the partnership of E&S Drilling and Producing. He formed Stubbs Well Service in 1978, which he owned until his death. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Lisa Smythe of Hewitt, and Lori Rutledge of Archer City; a son, Leslie of Archer City; two sisters, Joy Garrett of Hamilton, and Jan Hatch of Odessa; three brothers, Jay of Odessa and James and Leroy, both of Canyon Lake; and five grandchildren. Pallbearers were Wayne Abshier, Fred Edge, Sr., Dale Murphy, Jr., Eddie Livingston, Danny Brewer, L.E. "Butch" White, and Carlton Deen. Honorary pallbearers were members of the American Legion Ira Jones Post 198. Source: Archer County News - 12 November 1992
Smith, Jack Jack Smith, 77, died Wednesday, November 4, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wally Williams, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Smith was born September 7, 1915 in Spiro, Oklahoma. He retired in 1976 after 40 years of service as an engineer for Southwestern Bell. He then moved to Archer City to manage his ranch there. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Archer Masonic Ledge No. 708 AF&AM and Ira Jones American Legion Post No. 198. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He and Carolyn Smith were married August 10, 1950 in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Bessie Gail Roberts and Virginia Lou Fields, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a brother, Jake of Spiro, and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were J.B. Maag, Ted Burkett, Arch Andrews, Gordon Rucker, Luke Kirland, Ellison Carter, Douglas Shelton and Charles Schroeder. Source: Archer County News - 12 November 1992
Burkett, Jack Jr. Zack Thomason Burkett, Jr., 74, founder of Zack Burkett Co., one of the largest construction firms in the state, died Friday at his home in Graham. Mass was 3:30 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Douglas L. Alford SSC, pastor of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church; the Rev. Cecil D. James, vicar of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Jacksboro; the Rev. Donald N. Kreymer, rector emeritus; and Dr. Dan Sebesta, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home. Burkett was born October 24, 1918 in Archer County. He was a 1936 graduate of Archer City High School and enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin. He and Lucile Walker were married on December 25, 1939 in Graham. She died in 1984. Burkett served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at UT and moved to Graham in 1946. He worked in the highway construction business before founding Zack Burkett Co. in 1958. He was president of Associated General Contractors of Texas in 1976 and highway division chairman of Associated General Contractors of America in 1981. He served on the Texas Industrial Commission. He was a director of the Graham National Bank and City National Bank in Wichita Falls. He was president of Graham Chamber of Commerce in 1971 and served three terms as president of Graham Industrial Association. He was president of Graham Little League and Senior League Baseball programs. He was a member of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church where he was a senior warden. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Billings of Flower Mound, and Sue Cocke of Spring; two sons, Jack III and Jim, both of Graham; two sisters, Madge Muehlberger of Wichita Falls and Dorothy Voss of Fort Worth; a brother, Ted of Archer City; and 10 grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 12 November 1992
Golleher, Garvis Garvis Wayne Golleher, 39, died Friday, November 6, 1992, in his home. Services were 1 p.m. Monday at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Wright, pastor of Pecanway Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park. Mr. Golleher was born December 18, 1952 in Chillicothe. He was a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls and was a Baptist. Survivors include his parents, Ottis and Sue of Wichita Falls; and two sisters, Lillian Nolte of Megargel, and Virginia Fortner of Wichita Falls. Memorials may be made to Polio Survivors. Source: Archer County News - 12 November 1992
Budd, Julia Julia Mildren Budd, 80, died in her home in Brenham on Monday, November 9, 1992. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at Archer City Cemetery with Roger Deerinwater pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Local arrangements are being handled by Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Budd is the daughter of Lizzie Dugan Stephens and Thomas D. Whitaker and the granddaughter of Archer County pioneers George Washington and Martha Julia Dugan. Survivors include a daughter, Milfred (Millie) Budd of Brenham; a sister, Beth Rogers of Archer City; and a brother, C.R. Stephens of Archer City; and several nieces and nephews. Source: Archer County News - 12 November 1992
Blaylock, Jackie Jackie Earl Blaylock, 82, died Friday, November 6, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday in Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Lewis officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. Mr. Blaylock was born April 24, 1910 in Johnson County. He had lived in Iowa Park since 1941, moving from Kamay. He and Juanita Ruby Nelson were married January 8, 1938 in Valley View. He was retired from the city of Iowa Park water department. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Iowa Park. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Janell Woodall of Helena, Oklahoma; a brother, Perry of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Daisy Hair of Oklahoma City, Lottie Jones of Electra, Lela Caswell of Levelland and Dorothy Jinkins of Archer City; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 12 November 1992
Popko, Edwina Edwina Wood Popko, 66, died Wednesday, November 4, 1992, in Mesquite. Rosary was 7 p.m. Thursday at Grove Hill Funeral Home. Services were 11 a.m. Friday at Grove Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. James Sharp officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett. Survivors include her husband, George W. Sr., two sons, George W. Jr., of Mansfield and Gregory L. of Mesquite; three daughters, Patty Barker of Sunnyvale, Gayle Hoesing of Burleson and Laura M. Martin of Mineral Wells; three brothers, Dale Wood of Holliday, William Wood of Vera and Donald R. Wood of Seymour, a sister, Opal Carlisle of San Antonio and 11 grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 12 November 1992 Mitchell, Shannon Shannon Byrd Mitchell, 37, died Saturday, November 14, 1992 in her home in Iowa Park. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dutton Funeral Home with the Rev. John Klappenbach of Vernon officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Mitchell was born January 1, 1955 in Vernon. She had lived in Iowa Park most of her life. She graduated from Iowa Park High School in 1973 and attended Grayson County Junior College. She was a former member of the Navy Wives' Club. She was a Baptist. She and Clinton Mitchell were married October 25, 1975 in Gainesville. Survivors include her husband; a son, Corey David of Iowa Park; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James "Bill" Byrd of Holliday; a brother, Randy Carroll of the Virgin Islands; a sister, Maurine Dewees of Lubbock; and her grandmother, Annie Byrd of Electra. Source: Archer County News - 19 November 1992
Larue, Carolyn Carolyn Power LaRue, 77, of Austin died Thursday, November 5, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A memorial service was held l p.m. Thursday, November 12, 1992 at Aulds Funeral Home with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mrs. LaRue was born January 4, 1915 in Archer City. She had lived in Austin since March 1982. She and Duane H. LaRue were married September 27, 1946 in Bremen, Germany. She was a veteran of the Army nurse corps where she served as a captain in Europe during World War II. She was a graduate of North Texas University and Baylor University School of Nursing of Dallas. Survivors include her husband; and a sister, Ruby Power of Austin. Source: Atcher County News - 19 November 1992
Case, Lorine Lorine Goforth Case, 75, of Archer City died Sunday, November 29, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Archer City with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. She was born May 17, 1917 in Damsite the daughter of Emory J. Jinkins and Pearl Meeks. She was a former resident of Iowa Park before moving to Archer City in 1939. She and Milburn Goforth were married September 2, 1939 in Wichita Falls. He died October 22, 1971. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by children, Ann, Jan and Scottie. Survivors include one daughter, Elaine Abshire of Archer City; three brothers, E.J. Jinkins of Archer City, Wayland Jinkins and Jack Jinkins, both of Iowa Park; two grandchildren, Christie Mooney and Trish Goforth, both of Archer City; and one great-grandson, Bryan Mooney of Archer City. Pallbearers were David Goforth, Vince Goforth, Victor Goforth, Danny Ham, Dale Murphy, Jr. and W. A. Jinkins, Jr. Source: Archer County News - 3 December 1992
Goodwin, Juanita Juanita "Nita" Goodwin, 64, died Monday, November 23, 1992, in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 10 a.m. Friday at Aulds Funeral Home with Stanley Goodwin, minister of Newcastle Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Henson Cemetery in Red Springs. Ms. Goodwin was born March 4, 1928 in Baylor County. She had lived in Archer City since 1946, after living a short while in Mankins. She was a member of Mankins Baptist Church. She had lived in Wood Convalescent Center since November 1, 1984. Survivors include two sisters, Frances Canada of Archer City and Velma Lewis of Olney. Pallbearers were Tom Lewis, Fred Lewis, Ted Canada, Terry Canada, Gilbert Peevey and Lyndon Holtzclaw. Source: Archer County News - 3 December 1992
Rodriguez, Charles Charles Rodriguez, 63, died Monday, November 23, 1992, at his home. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Anthony officiating. Burial was in Albany Cemetery directed by Melton Funeral Home of Breckenridge. Mr. Rodriguez was born December 18, 1928 in Albany. He married Billie Ray (Flossie Ray's daughter) on August 15, 1957 in Archer City. He had been a lifelong resident of Albany and was an independent oil hauler and a rancher. He served as an ASCS County Committeeman for 20 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Albany and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by a brother, J. F. Rodriguez in 1963. Survivors include his wife, Billie of Albany; two daughters, Tina Riley of Albany and Georgia Rodriguez of San Angelo; two sons, Charles Wayne Rodriguez of Paris and Stan Rodriguez of Albany; two sisters, Alexene Garlitz of Albany and Many Eva Black of Abilene; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ronnie Browning, Ross Montgomery, Frank Pittman, J.C. Sanders Jr., Calvin Bradford, Claudie Riley, Richard Fox, Ron Snyder and John Matthews. Honorary pallbearers were Hank Henrichson, Ben Jack Riley, Marion Baker, Watt Matthews, M.E. Morrell, Tommy Weaver and Charlie Lackey. Source: Archer County News - 3 December 1992
Hoff, Amelia Wolf Amelia Wolf Hoff, 92, died Wednesday, December 23, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Rosary was 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Services were 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Chris Davis, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Hoff was born November 14, 1900 in Henrietta to Anton Wolf and Vernoica Bullinger Wolf. She and Leo L. Hoff were married September 3, 1919 in Windthorst. He died November 7, 1957. She was also preceded in death by one son, John A. Hoff on February 7, 1985. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Christian Mother's Society. Pallbearers were Charles Flusche, Jackie Gremminger, Benny Marak, Paul Berend, Leslie Conrady, Norbert Roewe, Mike Hoff and Willie Hoff. Survivors include five daughters, Leona Flusche, Magdalene Berend and Delores Roewe, all of Windthorst, Beatrice Gremminger of McKinney and Vera Metzler of Lindsay; two sons, Leo A. "Bud" and Wilfred A. "Willie" both of Windthorst; a brother, S.R. Wolf of Windthorst; a sister, Veronica Vieth of Windthorst; 38 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County New - 31 December 1992
Budd, Millie Millie Budd, 62, of Brenham died in her home on Monday, December 28, 1992. Ms. Budd was born in Archer City on November 23, 1930, the daughter of the late Fred Budd and Mildred Whittaker Budd, who died on November 9, 1992. Millie graduated from Wichita Falls High School and from Texas Womens College in Denton. She was a journalist and employed by the Houston Post for many years. A memorial service was held in Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham on Wednesday, December 30. Survivors include an aunt, Beth Rogers and uncle, Raymond Stephens, both of Archer City. Source: Archer County News - 31 December 1992
Schreiber, Apoline Apoline Goedtken Schreiber, 82, died Friday, January 1, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Rosary was 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst. Concelebrated Mass was 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Officiating was Rev. Christopher Davis, pastor, Rev. Bart Landwermeyer and Rev. Aidan Donlon. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Schreiber was born November 17, 1910 in Windthorst, where she was a lifetime resident. She and Ernest A. Schreiber were married September 13, 1934 in Windthorst. She was a homemaker and member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where she was in the choir. She was a honorary 50-year member of the Christian Mother's Society. She was an avid quilter and had received various awards for her quilting. She also volunteered many hours helping with activities for the residents of the nursing home. Pallbearers were Don Schreiber, Tom Schreiber, Jr., Lloyd Schreiber, Jr., Russell Schreiber, Robert James Krahl, Pat Anderle, Kenan Rozier and Matt Schreiber. Survivors include her husband, Ernest; six sons, T.A. and Lloyd, both of Scotland, Harold and Mike, both of Windthorst, Ernest R. of Justin and Patrick of Plano; four daughters, Edna Krahl of Scotland, Mabel Anderle of Paradise, Bernadette Rozier of Plano and Marion D'Entremont of Lacey, Washington; 42 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 4 January 1993
Lindeman, Mark Mark Lindeman, 70, of Herford, died Friday, December 25, 1992. Services were Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Msgr. Orville Blum, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Restlawn Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors of Hereford. Mr. Lindeman was born June 28, 1922 in Windthorst. He married Lucille Schumacher on February 28, 1949. He had lived in Herford for 43 years and was retired from Allred Oil Co. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; two daughters, Annie Marie Lindeman of Lubbock and Mary Emma Smith Leffler of Fayetteville, Arkansas; five sisters, Mrs. Alvin Anderle of Nazareth, Katherine Ostermann and Gertrude Debutts of Lebanon, Oregon, Roselia Aichlmayr of Salem, Oregon, Sister Mary Charlene of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Ida Schumacher of Herford; four brothers, William Lindeman and Benny Lindeman of Windthorst, Charlie Lindeman of Ohio and Joe Lindeman of Wichita Falls. Source: Archer County News - 4 January 1993
Vogtsberger, Hulda Hulda Vogtsberger, 95, died Sunday, January 3, 1993, at her residence. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas V. Handrick, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Mausoleum under the direction of Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home. Mrs. Vogtsberger was born September 14, 1897 in Washington County. She lived in Wichita Falls most of her life. She and her husband, Harry Vogtsberger, owned Vogtsberger Grocery for many years. He died January 30, 1969. She managed their ranch in Archer County after his death. Source: Archer County News - 4 January 1993
Frerich, Urban Urban Frerich, 60, died Monday, January 4, 1993, in Dallas. Services were 1 p.m. Thursday at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Interment was in Purley Cemetery. Rev. J.O. Duckworth officiated. Mr. Frerich was born May 14, 1932 in Archer City to Felix J. Frerich and Annie K. Martini Frerich. He was married to Charline Chenault. Survivors include his wife; one son, Harvey D. Frerich of Irving; one stepdaughter, Sharon Cox of Irving; four sisters, Ann McNeely of Los Angeles, California, Martha Beaman and Fran Bendorf of Garland and Bernice Boling of Wichita Falls; four grandchildren; nine nieces and two nephews. Source: Archer County News - 4 January 1993
Wolf, Margaret Margaret "Dolly" Wolf, 72, of Windthorst died Tuesday, March 9, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Rosary was 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A concelebrated mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst with the Rev. Chris Davis, pastor, the Rev. Bartholomew Landwermeyer, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seymour, and the Rev. Aidan Donlon, chaplain at Bethania Regional Health Care Center, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Wolf was born August 26, 1920 in Scotland. She and S.R. Wolf were married October 4, 1938 in Scotland. They moved to Windthorst in 1938. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where she served as a volunteer at charitable functions many times. She was an honorary life member of Christian Mothers Society. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Margaret Mary Wolf and Mary Catherine Schreiber and also by one son, Daniel Sylvester Wolf. Survivors include her husband; a son, Kenneth of Windthorst, a daughter, Donna Winter of Windthorst; a sister, Sister Mary James Poirot, O.S.B. of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two brothers, Marcel and Delphy Poirot, both of Wichita Falls; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Larry Wolf, Gary Wolf, Chris Wolf, Darin Wolf and Ronnie Wolf, Donnie Schreiber, Tim Schreiber, Glen Schreiber and Stuart Winter. Source: Archer County News - 18 March 1993
Cullers, Zelma Zelma Juanita Cullers, 60, of Holliday died Monday, March 8, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dutton Funeral Home with Gil Peters, minister of Holliday Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery. Mrs. Cullers was born April 23, 1932 in Dickens. She had lived in Holliday for 26 years, coming from Bryson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She and Mark Elbert Cullers were married November 12, 1948 in Greenville. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Zelma Keyser of Bryson, Noma Campbell of Holliday and Pamela Schmidt and Becky Schmidt, both of Wichita Falls; a son, Elbert Daniel of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Vestal Martin of Bryson and Pauline Bryan of San Diego; a brother, Richard Calvin Rasco of Dell City; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Source: Archer County News - 18 March 1993
Woods, Ruth Ucal Ruth Woods, 91, died Saturday, March 20, 1993, in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at Aulds Funeral Home with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mrs. Woods was born August 26, 1901 in Herbard. She moved to Archer City in 1975. She and Robert B. "Bob" Woods were married April 1, 1927 in Haskell. He died June 24, 1986. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a former Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Pallbearers were grandson: Mike Rogers, Jeter Fulbright, Jerry Anderson, Billy Woods, Walter Woods and Randy Woods. Honorary pallbearers were great-grandsons: Jeremy, Jarrod, Jamie, Jeffery and Jacob all of Lubbock. Survivors include two sons, Jack of Azle and Bobby of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Vida Ruth Anderson of Abilene, and Billie Lois Murphy of Cleveland, Texas; a brother, Olline Willis of Comanche; 18 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 1 April 1993
Stewart, Mertice Mertice Stewart, 66, died Sunday, March 28, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. Mrs. Stewart was born March 2, 1927, in Wichita Falls and was a lifetime resident. She was a retired dispatcher for the City of Wichita Falls water department. She was a member of Scotland Baptist Church. She and Lem Stewart were married December 7, 1945 in Wichita Falls. Survivors include her husband; a son, Kenneth of Wichita Falls; three daughters, Sandra Denton of Wichita Falls, Nancy Davis of Archer City, and Carol Berend of Windthorst; a sister, Bernice Couture of Wichita Falls; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - 1 April 1993
Yeager, Sam Sam Yeager, 71, died Tuesday, September 10, 1991, at his home in Archer City. Memorial services were 10 a.m. Friday at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. David Darnell, pastor of First Christian Church of Plano. Interment was at Archer City Cemetery. He was born October 27, 1919 in Bolivar, Pennsylvania. He and Tot Robertson were married December 5, 1942 in Wichita Falls and moved to Archer City in 1945. She proceeded him in death June 4, 1989. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Archer City, a veteran of the U.S. Air Corps and a member of the Archer Masonic Lodge. He retired from the Texas Department of Highways after 20 years of service. Survivors include one daughter, B. Anne Neel of Round Rock; one son, Joe Douglas of Santa Monica, California; one brother, James R. of New Florence, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Ethel Robb of Warren, Ohio and Marie Gamble of Robinson, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Box 696, Archer City, 76351 or Archer City Cemetery Fund, Box 198, Archer City, 76351.
Veitenheimer, Joe J. Joe J. Veitenheimer, 86, died Thursday. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst. Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Bartholomew Landwermeyer, officiating. Burial was in St. mary's Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City, Texas. Veitenheimer was born Dec. 17, 1901, in Windthorst and had been a lifelong resident. He was a retired dairy farmer, member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, a member of Knights of Columbus for more than 50 years and a member of the St. Joseph Society. Survivors include five daughters, Caroline Anderle and Cordella Berend, both of Windthorst, Francie Scheffe of Amarillo, Betty Jo Waters of Lake Jackson and Adelaide Lentz of Wichita Falls; three sons, Leon of Burkburnett and Ed and Al, both of Windthorst; one brother, Albert of Windthorst; two sisters, Sister Bernadette of Fort Worth and Bertha Veitenheimer of Windthorst; 44 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - Thursday November 10, 1988
Hall, J.B. J.B. Hall, 84, died Wednesday, February 12, 1992, in his home in Archer City. Services were 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Olney with Dr. D.Wayne, Shuffield, Jr., pastor and Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church in Archer City, officiating. Burial was in Westover Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. Mr. Hall was born April 6, 1907, in Gainesville. He and Billye Wells were married on May 5, 1934 in Olney. He was a retire gauger for Arco Oil Co. where he was employed for 30 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 790 and a member of Billye's Melody Five band for seven years. He also played in may jamborees and nursing homes. Before moving to Archer City a year ago, he had lived in Olney for 57 years. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Barbara Walker of Olney and Sherry Stanford of Archer City; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Riddle, Michael Services for Michael Eugene Riddle, 39, of Lakeside City, were 2.p.m. Monday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Lane, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lakeside City, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. He died Wednesday, February 19, 1992, at Lake Arrowhead. Mr. Riddle was born August 31, 1952 in Wichita Falls and lived in the area all his life. He worked at Concept of Care with the Department of Human Resources. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Riddle of Lakeside City; two sons, Michael Wade and Robert Lee, both of Lakeside City; and a brother, Billy Earl of Lakeside City. Source: Archer County News February 27, 1992
Wilhite, Dora Ada Services for Dora Ada Wilhite, 96, of Megargel were 2 p.m. Monday at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Wester, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Megargel officiating. Burial was in Woodmen of the World Cemetery. She died Saturday, October 10, 1992, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. She was born December 9, 1895 in McKinney and came to Baylor County in 1907. She lived in Megargel until 1991, when she moved to Wichita Falls. She and Elmer Wilhite were married December 1915 in Seymour. He died November 3, 1973. She was a seamstress and member of First Baptist Church of Megargel. Survivors include a sister, Nona O'Daniel of Wichita Falls, two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. Source: Archer County News Thursday, October 15, 1992
Wright, Marion Hooper Marion Hooper Wright, 74, died Tuesday, February 25, 1992, at a Wichita Falls hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday(today) at First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Darnell pastor of First Christian Church of Plano officiating. Burial will be in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Hooper was born May 4, 1917 in Archer County where he lived most of his life. He and Dorothy Sheets were married October 27, 1945 in Ft. Worth. He was a veteran of WWII and retired Civil Service employee at Sheppard Air Force Base. He was a member of Archer City First Christian Church, Archer Masonic Lodge 708 A.F.&A.M. Scottish Rite. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Lewis of Glen Allen, Mississippi and Jayne Johle of Archer City; one son, John of Athens; four sisters Euncie Evans and Ruth Wright of Bowie, Naomi Yound of Arlington and Billie Brigham of Red Oak; three brothers, P.L. of Bowie, B.D. of Wichita Falls and Weldon of Archer City; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were members of Archer City Masonic Lodge. The family suggests memorials to A.C.Wallace Scholarship, P.O. Drawer A, Archer City, TX. 76351. Source: Archer County News February 27, 1992
Fish, John M. John M. Fish, 87, died Saturday, February 28, 1992 in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Dunlap, pastor of Worldwide Church of God in Lawton,Oklahoma, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. He was born March 26, 1904, in Caddo. He had been a resident of Archer City since 1909. He and Thelma Pickering were married March 16, 1935 in Archer City. He was a retired rancher and drilling contractor for the oil industry. His son, Charlie Lee Martin, died January 5, 1992. Pallbearers wee Lewis Dickerson, Mike Wallace, Bill McNeeley, Dean Bergman, Delton Burch, Marvin Graf and Guy Burke. Survivors include his wife; three sisters, Velma Brewer and Bertha Haigood, both of Archer City and Lois Ward of Odessa; three grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Source: Archer County News March 5, 1995
Bell, Curtis Curtis A. Bell, 86, died Saturday, February 28, 1992, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at Aulds Funeral Home with Roger Deerinwater, pastor First Baptist Church and Rev. Andy Graham, pastor of Scotland Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. He was born October 16, 1905 in Calhoun, Missouri. He moved to Archer City in 1968. He and Ruby Baggett Carter were married February 20, 1968 in Archer City. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He retired as a field foreman with Mobile Oil Corp. after 37 years. Pallbearers were Jeff Bell, Kent Bell, Keith and Danny Moore. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Walter of Weatherford and Harold of Wichita Falls; a brother, David of Levelland; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Source: Archer County News March 5, 1992
Inman, A. J. Services for A.J. Inman, 71, of Holliday were 2 p.m. Monday in Holliday Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor of First Baptist Church of Holliday and Gil Peters, minister of Holliday Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. He died Friday, March 20, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Mr. Inman was born July 4, 1920 in Kirkland and had lived in Holliday since 1963. He grew up in Iowa Park and lived in the North Texas towns of Seymour, Jayton and Munday. He retired in 1981 as a section foreman, serving 39 years with Burlington Northern Railroad. He and Cora Lee Evans were married February 19, 1945 in Wichita Falls. He was a member of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way employees, a charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4863 and Burlington Northern Veterans Association. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Wayne of Holliday and Jerry of Iowa Park; a daughter, Elizabeth Box of Lakeside City; two sisters, Nina Martin of Iowa Park and Vivian Sanders of Kennedale; and seven grandchildren. Source: Archer County News March 26, 1992
Peysen, Bernadine Bernadine Peysen, 69, of Windthorst died Saturday, April 4, 1992, at her home. Rosary was 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Peter Sharum, pastor and the Rev. Bartholomew Landwermeyer, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seymour, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Peysen was born September 13, 1922, in Windthorst. She and Ray Peysen were married September 23, 1946 in Windthorst. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Christian Mother's Society. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Arlene Hogan of Wichita Falls and Elaine Schlabs of Lakeside City; two sons, John of Wichita Falls and Ray A. of Irving; five sisters, Bertha Munchrath of Gordonville, Gean Gilleland, Eleanor Wachsman and Olivia Wilde, all of Wichita Falls and Leona Koetter of Windthorst; a brother, Alfred Berend, Sr. of Windthorst; and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ward Campbell, Allen Campbell, Mark Jentsch, Barry Morrison, Charles Schroeder and George Hoff. Family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Source: Archer County News April 9, 1992
Hart, Roger Vernon Roger Vernon Hart, 79, died Monday in a Lubbock hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Friday at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Deerinwater officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Hart was born Mar. 19, 1909, in Archer City, where he lived all his life. He was a Mason. He and Myrle Traner were married in March 1938. She died in 1980. Survivors include three daughters, Lois Haigood of Plainview, Betty Magninie of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lucile Kohart of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; two sisters, Anita Fisher Lind and Helen Irving, both of California; and nine grandchildren. Pallbears were: Mike Haigood, Chuck Haigood, Glenn Morris, Willie Gee, Van Kuykendall and V.F. Byrd. Source: Archer County News-Thursday March 23, 1989
Hemmi, Henry Henry Hemmi, 93, of Scotland, died Wednesday in Archer City nursing home. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Bartholomew Landwermeyer, pastor, officiating. Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Hemmi was born Jan 3 1896, in Colorado County. He and Katherine Vieth were married Oct. 25, 1926, in Scotland. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus. he was a World War I veteran of the Army. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Evelyn Lindeman of Scotland and Bernadine Berend of Windthorst; two sons, Bill and Arthur, both of Scotland; two sisters, Leona Hemmi of Wichita Falls and Anne Muenster of Dallas; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News-Thursday, March 23, 1989
Pryor, Bertha E. Bertha E. Pryor, 85, of Holliday, died March 12 in Wichita Falls. Services were March 15 at the Assembly of God church in Holliday with the Rev. Manuel Hankins, sectional presbyter, Gil Peter, minister of Church of Christ in Holliday, and the Rev. Weldon Griffith, pastor of Shady Grove Community Church in Lake Nocona, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Pryor was born July 18, 1903, in Adairsville, Ga., and had been a resident of this area since 1926. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include one son, Fred of Chico, Calif.; one daughter, Fran Moore of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Pryor and Mrs. Lois Todd, both of Ambrose; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News-Thursday, March 23, 1989.
Ford, Garnett (Henry) Jefferson Garnett Jefferson Ford, 83, a former grocery store owner and civil service retiree died December 19, 2000, at a Fort Worth Hospital Garnett Ford was born December 18, 1917, in Burkburnett, Texas, during the oil boom and also lived in Electra and Wichita Falls in his youth. He began working at the age of twelve and later graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1936. After graduation, his employment included Safeway, Day and Night Food Store and Mead's Bakery. In 1943, while in Edmond, Oklahoma, with Safeway, Garnett met and later married Iona Graham in Yukon, Oklahoma and they made Wichita Falls their home. In 1947, he became the owner of a grocery store, Ford's Grocery and Market, in Holliday, for 20 years. During this time, he also purchased a movie theater in Holliday. later, he became employed by civil service and retired from Sheppard Air Force Base Commissary. Mr. Ford was a member of the Mason's for 53 years, Eastern Star and Maskat Temple Shriners. He also was a charter member and past president of Holliday Lion's Club. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Holliday, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Iona Graham Ford. Mr. Ford is survived by his daughter, Phyllisjean Van Pelt, and her husband, James R. Van Pelt, of Fort Worth. Texas; one granddaughter, Lauren Van Pelt and her husband Tracy Anderton of Arlington, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Caroline Anderton of Arlington, Texas; and sister, Francine Hohlmann of Edmond, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews, family members and friends. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Friday at the First United methodist Church in Holliday, Texas. Source: Times/Record News 21 Dec 2000
Jones, Johnie Joseph Johnie Joseph Jones, devoted husband and father, passed away at Rolling Meadows, July 26, 2000 after battling a long illness. Services will be held at First Baptist church in Holliday, Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Darryl Sewell, pastor officiating. He will be laid to rest in Crestview memorial park. Services are under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. Mr. Jones was born July 3, 1918, and was a native of Graham, Texas. he was a resident and active member of the community of Holliday, Texas for over 50 years. He retired in 1989 from Perkins & Cullum Oil company after 40 years of service. Mr. Jones bravely served his country during World War II in the Pacific, where he was a proud member of the 7th Division Army infantry. During his service of duties, he received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal with two bronze stars, a Good Conduct Medal, a Victory Ribbon and an Overseas Service Bar. He was commander of the American Legion and was an active member of the Holliday Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He is survived by his loving wife, Opal Jones and three children, Alton Jones of Denton, Texas, Karen Turnbow of Lake Dallas, Texas and Opal Esquer of Prosper, Texas. he was grandfather to nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The family will be at the funeral home, Friday evening 7 to 8 p.m. for visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Wichita Falls. Source: Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas
Hurt, Dessie Mae Dessie May Hurt, 75, a lifetime resident of Holliday, Texas, died Sunday, Dec 17, 2000 in Wichita Falls. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Holliday, Texas with the Darryl Sewell and the Rev. Gil Peters officiating. Burial will be in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mrs. Hurt was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Archer Co., Texas. She was a member of First Baptist church of Holliday and a member of WMU at First Baptist and a Volunteer for ten years with the Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the Hospice Group and a member of the Archer Co. Home Extension Agency (Kickapoo). She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Hurt in july 1987, and a grandson, Glen Austin in Dec. 1988, and a sister, Hazel Marie Carr. Survivors include her mother, Ruth M. Jones of Holliday; two daughters, Gyla Austin of Holliday and Linda Lou Langley of White Oak, Texas; a son Gary Frank Hurt of Texas, a sister, Verba Lee Seales of Holliday; a sister-in-law, Laquita Hurt of Amarillo; and five grandchildren, Jamie Glenn Austin of Holliday, Shawn Hurt of New Jersey, Kristy Kamar of Grapevine, Texas, Jeremy Langley of Big Sandy, Texas, and Katrina Webb of Amarillo. Pallbearers will be Ralph Surles, John Pearson, Larry Denny, Gary Schaefer, Alvin Parrish and B.W. Stone. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Holliday Sound System and Hospice of Wichita Falls. Source: Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas 18 Dec 2000
Stallcup, Oscar John Rosary for Oscar John Stallcup, 77 were held Friday in St. Boniface Catholic Church with church pastor Rev. Bartholonew Landwermeyer officiating. The funeral mass was held Saturday morning in the church under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery in Scotland. Mr. Stallcup died Wednesday in a Wichita Falls hospital. He was born Oct. 28, 1910 in Taylor, Texas and had been a resident of Scotland most of his life. He was a rancher, dairyman, and heavy equipment operator for Archer County. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Scotland, and a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He and Seraphia Kliegel were married Dec 28, 1936 in Scotland. Survivors include his wife, Seraphia, of Scotland; three sons, joe and harold Stallcup and James Stallcup of Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were nephews, Ronnie, Robert, Royce, Greg,Doug, Will and Darrell Wayne Stallcup. Source: Archer County news-Thursday, October 27, 1988






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