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More Archer County Texas Obituaries from The Archer County News

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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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Pittman, Jerry Paul

Services for Jerry Paul Pittman, 39, of Holliday was held Thursday in Aulds
Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church,
Archer City, officiating.  Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.
    Pittman died Tuesday in a Wichita Falls hospital.  He was born Jan 1.
1949 in Olney. He was owner-operator of a motorcycle shop in Holliday and a
member of the Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ada Pearl Pittman of Archer City; a
sister, Mrs. Darla Anne Segura of Brazoria; nieces, Lee Anne Roye and Stacie
Segura, both of Brazoria.
    Pallbearers were Travis Nelson, Vincent Lowack, Jr., Matt Sadberry,
Jerry Berryman, Jr., Rusty Barnes, Charles Wylie, Wade Moyer and Joey Roye.
Source:  Archer Co. News-Thursday, October 27, 1988


Petit, George Washington George Washington "Wash" Petit, 89 died Wednesday at an Archer City nursing home. Graveside services were Thursday at Archer City Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby King, pastor of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, officiating. Services were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Petit was born Feb 12, 1899, in Jack County, Texas, and had been a longtime resident of Archer County, Texas. he was a baptist. Survivors include three sisters, Lillie Canada of Archer City, and Mary Clayton and Elligie Brand, both of Wichita Falls; five daughters, Rachel Henry of Henrietta, Texas, Ruby Hopkins of Alvarado, Texas, Janie Nichols of Fort Smith, AR., Leana Boyd of Clayton, N.M. and Corine Henley of Hayward, Calif., three sons, Bonnie of Bowlegs, Okla., Robert of Archer City, and C.W. of Shamrock, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Source: Archer Co. News-Thursday, October 27, 1988
Graham, Madge A. Services for Madge A. Graham, 76, of Holliday, were held Monday, August 29, 1988 at First Baptist Church of Holliday with the Rev. Darius McKay, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens-Brumley Funeral Home. She died Friday, August 26, 1988, in a Wichita Falls hospital. She was born Dec. 28, 1911, in Bluff Dale, Texas. She was a bookkeeper for Hogle's Grocery and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include one brother, Lige Gunnels of El Monte, Calif; two grandchildren, Katha McAllister of Holliday and Keven McAllister of Dallas and one great-grandchild. Source: Archer County News-Thursday, September 1, 1988
Butler, Chester Russell Chester Russell Butler, 72 died Monday, June 27, 1988, at Archer County Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday, June 30 at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby King of Faith Memorial Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Archer City Cemetery. Butler was born March 24, 1916, in Love County, Oklahoma. He had been a resident of Archer County since 1979. In 1978, he retired from Phillips Petroleum after 40 years. He and Anna Mae were married August 15, 1937, in Jacksboro, Texas. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jim of Douglas, Wy., Rick of Wichita Falls and Tom of Goodland, Kan.; one daughter, Patsy Horn of Wichita Falls; one brother, Johnny of Bryson, Texas; three sister, Mary Denning of Bryson, Estella Rhoades of Medford, Ore., and Bernice Keyser of Bryson; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Source: Archer County News-Thursday, June 16, 1988
Wolf, Henry L. Henry L. Wolf, 72, of Windthorst, died Wednesday June 22, 1988, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Rosary was said Thursday, June 23, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, led by the Rev. Aidlan Donlon, Chaplain of Bethania Regional Health Center. Services were held Friday, June 24. with the Rev. Cletus Post of St. Peter's Catholic Church parish in Lindsay, Texas, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Wolf was born Feb 7, 1916, in Henrietta, Texas and moved to Windthorst with his parents, Mr and Mrs. Anton Wolf, when he was 6 months old. He was a dairy farmer. He and Julia Baumhardt were married july 27, 1937 in Scotland, Texas He was a member of St. mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife; one son, Dale of Windthorst; two sisters, Amelia Hoff of Wichita Falls and Veronica Vieth of Windthorst; a brother, S.R. of Windthorst; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jim Wolf, Jerry Schroeder, Charles Vieth, Buddy Schlabs, Daryl Wolf, Bill Schreiber, Randy Wolf and Butch Schroeder. Source: Archer County News- Thursday, June 16, 1988
Brumbelow, Elbert Services for Archer County native, Elbert Brumbelow, 62, were held Monday, June 27, in First Assembly of God Church, Wichita Falls, with pastor, Rev. T.L. Welborn officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Brumbelow died Friday, June 24, 1988, in a Wichita Falls hospital. he was born Feb 9, 1926 in Dundee and was a lifetime resident of this area. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and for 23 years he owned Brumbelow Carpets in Wichita Falls. He was a resident of Lakeside City and a volunteer member of that Fire Department. He also served as an Archer County reserve deputy sheriff for seven years and in March was elected as county constable for P. Precinct No. i. He and Frances McKee were married on August 9, 1947. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife, Frances of Lakeside City; a son, Ronny Brumbelow of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Dolores Martini and Barbara Funston, both of Wichita Falls; four brothers, Lawrence, Marion and Frank Brumbelow, all of Wichita Falls and Bernard Bumbelow of Fort Worth; three sisters, Virgie Knight and Margarite Vaughn, both of Wichita Falls, and Lillie Gilbreath of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jim Darr, Roy Stone, Bill Maupin, Jack Lane, Tom Watson, and Lee Roy Peterson. Honorary pallbearers included members of the Lakeside City Volunteer Fire Department. Source: Archer County News-Thursday, June 16, 1988
Kinsey, F.L. F.L. (Finis) Kinsey, 79 died Wednesday, May 6, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Saturday at Archer City Church of Christ with Larry Suttle, minister of Tenth and Broad Church of Christ in Wichita Falls, the Rev. Bob Kitchell, pastor of First Assembly of God of Archer City and Darol Bell of Bowie, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Kinsey was born December 17, 1912 in Clay County. He and Lena Kuykendall were married October 20, 1934 in Bellevue. They moved to Archer City in 1962 where he owned and operated Kinsey Ditching Service until retiring in 1980. He was a former rancher and oil field worker. He was a member of Archer City Church of Christ, where he was treasurer for 10 years and served on the building committee. He had served as elder at Loving Church of Christ for many years. Pallbearers were Wayne Cox, Dan Haile, Pat Martin III, H.A. Deen, Fred McCown and Willie Williford. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Billy B. and Carl Virgil,Sr., both of Archer City; a daughter, Louise Rux of Archer City; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Westview Boys Home. P.O. Box 553, Hollis, Ok. 73550 or Archer City Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 198, Archer City, Tx. 76351.
Canada, Ruby Graveside services for Ruby Canada, 75, were 2 p.m. Friday in the Antelope Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Kitchell, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Archer City, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. She died Tuesday, June 16, 1992, in a Fort Worth hospital. She was born March 6, 1917 in Jacksboro and had lived in Archer City since 1947. She and Tot Canada were married November 17, 1946 in Henrietta. He died November 14, 1987. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Springer of Sherman; four sons, Calvin Lee Roberts of Roswell, New Mexico, B.Ray Roberts of Denver City, Elmer Lewis Roberts of Waco and Ronnie Gene of Yukon, Oklahoma; a sister, Dean Robbins of Fort Worth; a brother Jerry Beggs of Iowa Park; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Green, H.C. (Charlie) H.C. "Charlie" Green, 90, died Thursday, July 15, 1993, in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Green was born January 29, 1903 in Ellis County. He was the son of Frank Coleman Green and Mary Elizabeth Peeler. He came to Archer County when he was 3 years old and had lived in Archer County since the, except for four years that he lived in Seymour in the early 1940s. He and Leona Farmer were married December 22, 1925 in Olney. She died November 30, 1989. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a former member of First United Methodist Church of Archer City where he taught the Senior Men's Sunday school class for many years. He was an independent oil producer and rancher most of his life. He was a former member of the 100F. His son, Bobby Ray died in 1931. Survivors include a daughter, Bettye Jo Eubanks of Wichita Falls; two sons, B.J. of Lubbock, and Max of Archer City; a brother W.T. of Olney; a sister, Mattie Morris of Olney; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Rick Eubanks, Mark Green, Bobby Green, Mitch Green, and W.C. Abernathy, Jr. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 756, Archer City, Texas 76351. Source: Archer County News July 22, 1993
Stewart, Grace E. Grace E. Stewart, 84, former Archer City resident, died Wednesday, September 8, 1993, in Tulsa. Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Archer City. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Stewart was born January 6, 1909 in Jack County. She was a longtime resident of Archer City, where she worked in dry goods for may years. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and First Baptist Church of Archer City. She and Charles W. Stewart were married July 4, 1928. He died January 14, 1982. She had lived in Tulsa for six years. Pallbearers were Brett Campbell, Greg Osborne, C.M. Strawn, Mike Stewart, Maurice Strawn and Jim Strawn. Honorary pallbearers were Jeffry S. Smith, Kirk G. Osborne, Coby Osborne and Jim Smith. Survivors include a daughter, Bebe Campbell of Tulsa; a stepson, Gene of Wichita Falls; a brother, G.M. Strawn of Archer City; four sisters, Velma Robertson of Olney, Modena Osborne of Portland, Jaunell Smith of Denton and Launell Matthews of Archer City; two grandchildren; three step- grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Archer City Cemetery Fund, First Baptist Church of Archer City or your favorite charity. Source: Archer County News September 16, 1993
Bowling, Ernest Earnest Fain Bowling, 62, of Holliday died Wednesday, September 22, 1993, in Holliday. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Friday in Holliday Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor of First Baptist Church of Holliday,officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Owens 7 Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Bowling was born July 5, 1931 in Holliday where he was a lifetime resident. He was a member of Church of Christ and pat member of Holliday City Council. He was employed by Chambless Oil Co. He was a charter member of Holliday Lions Club and Riding Club. He and Olene Bowling were married July 6, 1954. Survivors include his wife; tow sons. Mike of Iowa Park and Burle of Palm Desert, California; a brother, I.M. of Darrouzett; and three sisters, Laura Redden, Dollie Harney and Rosalee Hendricks; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice or Stonewall Jackson Park Fund in Holliday. Source: Archer County News September 30, 1993 note: two different spellings of Ernest and Earnest.
Dodd, Leola Nevada Leola Nevada Dodd 83, of Holliday, died Friday, September 24, 1993 in an Iowa Park Nursing home. Services were 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Holliday with the Rev. Harvey McMurry, Pastor of City View Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. Mrs. Dodd was born June 6, 1910 in Seymour. She was a homemaker and lived in Holliday most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holliday. She and Cecil Dodd were married November 29, 1934 in Seymour. He died February 28, 1981. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Moore of Wichita Falls and Shirley Parnell of Tye; a sister, Wanda Armstrong of Corpus Christi; a brother, Alton Welch of Borger; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Source: Archer County News September 30, 1993
Page, Vera Jane Linscott Vera Jane Linscott Page, 85, died Sunday, September 26, 1993, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Graveside services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Archer City Cemetery with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Page was born August 13, 1908, in Atoka, Oklahoma. She had lived in Archer City since 1924. She and Ben Allen Page were married August 6, 1926 in Graham. He died May 8, 1980. She was a member of First Baptist Church and had passed the first Texas State Board of Cosmetology Exam in 1936. She and her husband owned and operated their own shops in Archer City until her retirement in 1985. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Archer City Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Billy A. of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Dean Camille Page of Wichita Falls; a sister, Pauline Tyree of Atoka; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. Memorials may be made to Archer City Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 198, Archer City, Texas 76351 or a favorite charity. Source: Archer County News September 30, 1993
Whisenant, Maggie Maggie Mae Whisenant, 85, died Monday October 4, 1993, in an Archer City nursing home. Graveside services were Wednesday in Archer City Cemetery with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Whisenant was born April 28, 1903 near Collinsville in Grayson County. She had lived in Archer City since the early 1980s. She was a Baptist. Her son R.L. Jr. died August 1, 1986. Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Pat Whisenant of McAllen; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News October 4, 1993
Coleman, Ouida Ouida Vincent Coleman, 60, died Friday, October 8, 1993, in her home on the Coleman Ranch in northern Archer County. Services were Monday at 3 p.m. at Aulds Funeral Home with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls. Mrs. Coleman was born December 26, 1932, the daughter of Robert L. Vincent and Lucy Guthrie Vincent, in Wichita Falls. She and Don Coleman were married May 8, 1970 in Wichita Falls. She then moved to the Coleman Ranch. She was an Episcopalian. She was a former resident of Wichita Falls and had worked for several insurance companies in the Wichita Falls area. Pallbearers were Dale Coleman, Danny Coleman, Doyle Coleman, Doug Coleman, and Dave Coleman. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Cyndi Myers of Dallas; two sons, Cal Myers of Rowlett and Scott Myers of Birmingham, Alabama; a step-daughter, Kenda Rankin of Friberg Community; two stepsons, Rex of Lake Kickapoo and Todd of Corpus Christi; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Source: Archer County News October 14, 1993
Thomas, Clyde Clyde W. Thomas, 84, died Saturday, October 30, 1993, in an Olney hospital. Services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. James T. Miller, pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in San Antonio, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City. Mr. Thomas was born September 11, 1909 in Baylor County. He and Hazel Raney were married June 24, 1934 in duncan Oklahoma. They resided in Alvord before moving to Archer City in the early 1940s. He was a welder for L.T. Burns Estate until his retirement in 1971 with more than 40 years of service. After his retirement from Burns, he became a self-employed welder for many years. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Pallbearers were Bill Crow, Roy Petit, Wayne Abshire, Larry Nichols, Harold Garlington, and Bobby L. "Clown" Williams. Survivors include his wife; two nieces; Daisy Ann Pinkerton of Decatur and Betty Ralph of Corpus Christi; one nephew, Rev. James T. Miller of San Antonio; and several great-nieces and great nephews. Source: Archer County News November 4, 1993
Page, Billy A. Billy A. Page, 62, of Wichita Falls died Thursday, October 28, 1993, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Saturday in Archer City Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Norsworthy, pastor of Lamar Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Page was born August 21, 1931 in Tahoka. He moved to Archer City in 1938 and was a graduate of Archer City High School. He was a veteran of the Navy. He was a 1958 graduate of Midwestern State University with a bachelor of science degree in education. He completed graduate school at North Texas State University in 1967 with a master's degree in education. Upon graduation, he moved to Wichita Falls and was a teacher and coach at Wichita Falls High School from 1967 until his retirement in 1981. For the past 12 years, he had been a rancher and had worked with cutting horses in Clay County. He was a member of Retired Wichita Falls Coaches Association and National Cutting Horse Association. He was a member of Lamar Baptist Church. He and Gail Page were married February 25, 1984 in Wichita Falls. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Blan and todd, both of Wichita Falls; a sister Dean Camille of Wichita Falls; and a granddaughter. Memorials may be made to Archer City Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 198, Archer City, Tx. 76351.
McWhorter, June June McWhorter, 69, died Sunday morning, October 31, 1993, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 4 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Archer City with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, and the Rev. Willie Johnson, pastor of First Untied Methodist Church of Archer City, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. She was born February 22, 1924, in Archer County, where she lived throughout her life. She had lived in Archer City since 1955. She and Kenneth McWhorter were married January 1, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was a member of Ira Jones Post No. 198 of the American Legion Auxiliary. Pallbearers were T. Richardson, Todd Richardson, Tony Richardson, Lanny Hubbard, Billy Hubbard and Don McEwen, Jr. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Giner Hilton of Olney, Kandy McWhorter of Muleshoe and Jan Long of Abilene; three sons, Jerry of Lubbock, Joe of Archer City and Jay of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Fay Johnson. Memorials may be made to the Archer City Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 198, Archer City, Tx. 76351. Source: Archer County News November 4, 1993 Note: Only one sister's name was listed.
Robertson, Velma Velma Lee Robertson, 83, died Friday, October 22, 1993, in an Olney nursing home. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday in Archer City Cemetery with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Robertson was born May 11, 1910 in Buffalo Springs. She moved to Archer City in 1924. She and E.W. "Bill" Robertson were married July 11, 1927 in Montague County. They had delivered the Wichita Falls Times and Record News for 17 years in Archer City. He died April 2, 1990. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She had been a sales clerk at Heard's Department Store for many years. Survivors include a son, Warren M. of Rochester, Washington; a brother G.M. "Speck" Strawn of Archer City; three sisters, Modena Osborne of Portland, Jaunelle Smith of Denton and Launell Matthews of Archer City; four granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 756, Archer City, Tx. 76351. Source: Archer County News October 28, 1993
Brown, Myrtie B. Myrtie B. Brown, 82, died Monday, October 3, 1988 in Archer City Nursing Home. Services were held Wednesday, October 5 at 10 a.m. in Lunn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby King of Faith Baptist in Archer City officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery in Olney. Brown was born December 9, 1905 in Grand Saline, Texas. She married Francis Brown on December 31, 1925 in Olney, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. She lived in Archer City 14 years. Prior to her move to Archer City she had lived in Olney since 1945. Survivors include a son, Phillip R. Brown of Archer City; a daughter, Betty Bitner of Archer City; two sisters, Gracie Craddock of Holliday, and Adean Huffman of Sundown, Texas; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Source: Archer County News October 6, 1988
Davenport, Susan Rella Susan Rella Davenport, 77, of Holliday died Thursday. Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hampton-Vaughn Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Rollins, pastor of Assembly of God Church of Holliday, officiating. Graveside services were at 4 p.m. Saturday at Slidell, Texas Cemetery. Davenport was born March 14, 1911, in McKinney, Texas and had lived in Holliday most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Decatur, Texas. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Hicks of Holliday; two brothers, Neil Hollis of Decatur and Dee Raymond Hollis of Hammond, Ind.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News October 6, 1988
Hoff, John A. John A. Hoff, 65, died Tuesday in a car accident in Wichita Falls, Texas. Services were 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst, with the Rev. Bartholomew Landwermeyer, pastor, officiating. Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Windthorst under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City. Hoff was born July 6, 1923, in Windthorst. He and Mildred Kuehler were married Nov. 18, 1946 in Decatur. He was a retired self-employed transport operator who had contracted with Borden Milk Co. of Dallas. He had served with the Marine Corps 3rd Division in World War II where he had been awarded a Purple Heart, two battle stars, an Expert Rifleman Award and had received a presidential commendation for bravery and gallantry. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2147 and disabled American Veterans, both of Wichita Falls. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Scotland, and was a member of Kettler Council No. 1824 and the Father Albert General Assembly of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus where he had served as a captain. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Virginia Marak of Crosby, and Deneen Seril of Pacific Grove, Calif.; one son, John Mark of Wichita Falls; five sisters, Leona Flusche, Magdeline Berend and Dolores Roewe, all of Windthorst, Beatrice Gremminger of McKinney, and Vera Conrady of Lindsay; two brothers, Leo A. "Bud" and Wilfred "Willie" both of Windthorst; his mother, Amelia Hoff of Windthorst; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were: Clayton Hoff, Larry Flusche, Paul Berend, Willie Hoff, Jr., Leslie Conrady, Jackie Gremminger, Norbert Roewe, Mike Kuehler. Source: Archer County News February 16, 1989
Woods, John Robert "Bob" John Robert "Bob" Woods, 77, of Archer City died Feb. 13, 1989 at Hamilton Hospital in Olney. Woods was born Oct. 3, 1911 in Gibtown. Services will be held Thursday (today) at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Archer City with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating assisted by Billy Holley, pastor of First Assembly of God in Archer City. Funeral will be under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home with burial in the Archer City Cemetery. Bob was a salesman for Burlison Packing Company for 17 years prior to his retirement in 1974. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Military Police with the U.S. Army. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church and served in a gospel-singing group with the "Salvation Singers" ministering to the Archer Nursing Home for many years. Bob and Bessie Pearl Parks Porter were married Nov. 19, 1960 in Archer City. Survivors include his wife Bessie Pearl; three daughters, Sandra Sheffield and Sharon Vanbebber of Archer City and Ava Mohrbutter of Olney; seven grandchildren, Duane, Diane, and Darci Deen, Tammi and Trisha Vanbebber, and Ross and Randy Loftin; one brother, W.A.Woods of Ft. Worth; and one sister, Ernestine Gillespie of Perrin. Pallbearers were Rob Starnes, Buddy Crelia, Charlie King, Charles Hilbers, Roy Alsup, and Bobby Blackburn. Family suggests memorials be made to the Archer County Cemetery Fund, Box 458, Archer City, Tx. 76351 or to the American Cancer Society. Source: Archer County News February 16, 1989
McBride, Richard Robert Richard Robert McBride, 66, of Holliday, died Saturday in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Hensley, pastor of First Assembly of God in Iowa Park, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. McBride was born Feb. 10, 1923 in Paris. He was a retired oilfield well service operator and a Baptist. He was a World War II Air Force veteran, a member of American Legion Post No. 120 in Wichita Falls and a life member of Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Gerstner of Iowa Park, Shirley Spigener of Temple, Deborah Cunningham of Dallas and Tina Hohfeld of Wichita Falls; two sons, Glenn Dunn of Iowa Park and Richard McBride of Rowlett; three sisters, Katherine Pruitt of Port Arthur, Lois Briges of Oklahoma and Ruby Lewis of McKinney; and three brothers, Porter of Denison, and J.D. and Johnny of McKinney. Source: Archer County News February 16, 1989
Daume, Lydia Lydia Daume, 93, of Holliday, died Saturday in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity American Lutheran Church with the Rev. Norman Albertson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Tanner-Aulds Funeral Home. Daume was born Sept. 19, 1895, in Ashley, N.D. She moved to Holliday in 1907 where she lived the rest of her life. The former Lydia Nitschke married Fred Daume on April 15, 1915 in the Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a charter member of Trinity American Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Fred of Holliday; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family requests memorials be made to the Trinity American Lutheran Church. Source: Archer County News February 16, 1989
McShan, Ray Services for Ray McShan 73, of Lakeside City who died in his home Saturday were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hampton-Vaughn Funeral Home with the Rev. David Bryant officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. He was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Blessing. He was a retired garage owner and civil service worker. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church. He and Ruth Miller were married Sept. 18, 1936. Survivors include his wife of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Linda Fay Garrison and Phyllis Diane Maddox, both of Wichita Falls; a son, Arnold Ray of Lakeside City; a sister, Garnett Long of Bowie; three brothers, Ira of Wichita Falls, Harbert of Fort Worth and Doyle of Wichita Falls; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will be at 201 Royal in Lakeside City. Source: Archer County News February 16, 1989
Austin, Glenn James Services for Glenn James Austin, 19 of Holliday, were held Thursday, Dec. 22, 1988, in First Baptist Church, Holliday with burial in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Officiating ministers were Rev. John Hancock, First Baptist pastor and Gil Peters, minister of Holliday Church of Christ. Austin died Dec. 19, in Holliday. He was born May 4, 1969, in Lovington, NM and had been a Holliday resident for six months where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He attended school in Odessa for 11 years and was editor of the school newspaper, student counselor, in All-City Choir, Who's Who in Academic Awards and a football and track star. He graduated from White Oak High School which he attended the last three years of high school. Here he participated in football and UIL accounting and received scholarships from the White Oak Fire Department and the Dot Taylor award He was employed by Pinocchio's Pizza in Wichita Falls and the Good N'Plenty of Iowa Park. Survivors include his parents, Gyla Austin of Holliday; Jim Austin of Lubbock; a brother Jamie Glenn of Holliday; grandparents Dessie Hurt and the late Bill Hurt of Holliday; Bill Austin of Glendale, Ariz.; Irene Austin of Lubbock; a great- grandmother Ruth Jones of Holliday; an uncle, Gary Hurt of Hollliday and an aunt, Linda Langley of White Oak. Pallbearers were Rick Byars, B.W. Stone, Clint Sissom, Clay Lindley, Donnie Hodgkins and Willie Curlee. Source: Archer County News December 29, 1988
Hicks, John D. John D. Hicks, 62, died Friday at a Wichita Flls hospital. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Aulds Funeral Home in Archer City. Hicks was born June 26, 1926, in Hillsville, Va. His wife, Billie Newton, died Aug. 7, 1982. He retired as a master sergeant in the Air Force after 28 years service. He was fire chief of the Lake Kickapoo Volunteer Fire Department of which he was instrumental in developing and organizing. He was commander of the Ira Jones Post 198 of the American Legion in Archer City and was president of the Wichita Valley Water Department. He was a board member of the Archer County Hospital Board and was the radiological defense officer of the Archer County Emergency Management Committee. Survivors include his parents, Charlie and Naomi Leagans of Hillsville; three sisters, Mildred Marsh of Bell Alton, Md., Iris Dickerson of LaPlata, Md., and Mary Joyce of Annapolis, Md.; two daughters, Debbie Hough and Patsie Ingram, both of Montgomery, Ala.; and one granddaughter. The family requests memorials be sent to Lake Kickapoo Volunteer Fire Department. Source: Archer County News February 2, 1989
Rowlett, Carl Carl Rowlett, 51, died Wednesday in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were at 10.a.m. Saturday at First Methodist Church in Megargel, with the Rev. C.L. Shipman of Haskell, the Rev. Randy Lawson, pastor of Church of God in Olney and the Rev. Lee Hembree, pastor of Faith Temple in Seymour, officiating. Burial was in Megargel Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home in Olney. Rowlett was born May 15, 1937, in Seymour. He and Bonnie Barker were married Dec. 29, 1962, in Olney. He was a oilfield worker and worked for Hughes and Palmer for 19 years. He had been a resident of Megargel for 25 years. Survivors include his wife; one son, Carl "Tooter" of Lubbock; three daughters, LaDonna Gleghorn of Fort Worth, Sharon Rainwater of Seymour and Mona Gibbs of Olney; one brother, Robert of Eastland; two sisters, Jean Kunkel of Olney and Blanche Spillman of Wndell, Idaho; and six grandchildren. Source: Archer County News February 2, 1989
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, Harveson & 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 1970, 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-Thursday, October 29, 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 9f 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 the 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-Thursday, October 29, 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 Newson Hudgeons of Lubbock and Georgia Owens of Mesquite; six grandchildren and two great -grandchildren. Source: Archer County News-Thursday, Oct 29, 1992
Adams, Leland C. Leland C. Adams, 86, of Holliday, died Thursday, May 19, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Services were held Saturday, May 21, at the Church of Christ in Holliday with Gil Peters, minister, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Adams was born June 19, 1901 in Boyd, Texas, and had lived in Holliday since 1936 where he was a retired postmaster. he graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1927. He taught in Brownwood, San Angelo, Perrin and Holliday. He taught mathematics and was the first coach at Holliday. Before becoming postmaster in Holliday, he was principal for four years. He was postmaster from 1945 until 1971. He and Genevieve Harmon were married Dec. 29, 1933, in Duncan, Okla. Survivors include his wife; a son, Walter Harold of Nederland, Texas; a brother, Walter H. of Abilene, Texas and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Church of Christ in Holliday, Alzeimer's Support Group, or a favorite charity. Source: Archer County News-Thursday, May 26, 1988.
Robertson, Jimmy Funeral services for Jimmy Horton Robertson, 22, were held Wednesday in Aulds Chapel in Archer City, with Rev. Donnie Linscott, Baptist minister of Archer City officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds. Mr Robertson, an employee of Jack Bearden Drilling Co., was electrocuted in an industrial accident Monday, while working on an oil drilling rig near Chillicothe. Robertson was born June 22, 1961 in Kingsville and had lived in Archer City since 1978, where he was employed in the oil fields. Survivors include his parents, Neil and Martha Robertson of Archer City; a sister, Jeanette york, Archer City; two brothers, Danny Robertson, Olney and Stanley Robertson of Archer City; and his grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Arch Robertson, of Archer City and Mrs. Katherine Crippens of Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Bobby Nicholson, Allan Foster, Bud Scott, Jeff Williams, Joe Darity and Terry Pruitt Source: Archer County News-Thursday, August 4, 1983.
Stone, Annie Clyde Funeral Services for Mrs. Annie Clyde Stone, 69, of Wichita Falls, were held July 25 in Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Rev. W.R. Stone of Hugo, Okla. and Rev. T.L. Wilborn, pastor of First Assembly of God Church officiated. Burial was in the Dundee Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley. Mrs. Stone died July 24 in a Wichita Falls hospital. She was born Sept 5, 1913 in Alabama. She and Roy Stone were married April 16, 1936 in Durant, Oklahoma and made their home on the Stone family farm at Blackflat until his death in 1972. She had moved to Wichita Falls three years ago. She was a member of Elm Ridge Baptist Church in Como. She was a housewife. Survivors include a son, Roy Lee Stone, Jr. of Wichita Falls; her mother Mrs. C.T. Livingston of Como; five sisters, Mrs Ruby Darr; Mrs Mary Batchlor, both of Sulphur Springs; Mrs. Betty Flora of Como; Mrs. Ella Gilbreath of Keller; one brother, Thomas Ray Livingston, Mesquite and four grandchildren. Source: Archer County News-Thursday, August 4, 1983
Ordener, Miss Funeral services for Miss Ordener, 86, of Scotland were held Saturday in St. Boniface Catholic Church with church pastor Rev. Bartholonew Landwermeyer officiating. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home. Rosary was held Friday at the chapel in Wichita Falls. Miss Ordener died Friday in a Wichita Falls hospital. She was born March 17, 1897 in Windthorst and had been a lifelong resident of Archer County. She was retired from farming and ranching and was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ed Luig, Hugo Teichman, Lawerence Schlabs, Bernard Hilbers, Leon Schnider and Charles Smith. Source: Archer County news Thursday, June 23, 1983 (Editor's note: Cemetery records: Cecilia Ordener born 17 Mar, 1897, died 17 June 1983.)
Hawkins, Miss Ida Longtime Archer County resident and retired teacher, Miss Ida Hawkins, 89, died last Tuesday in Archer Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Thursday at First Methodist Church in Archer City with Church pastor Rev. Woody Weilage officiating. Burial was in Antelope Cemetery under the direction of Auld Funeral Home. Ida Hawkins was born May 16, 1894 in Bowie and had lived in Archer City since the 1920's. She received Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas State Teachers College and did graduate work at the University of Texas, Southwestern State University, West Texas State university, the University of Wyoming at Laramie and Sul Ross University in Alpine. She taught social studies 30 years in Archer City school, mostly in the elementary and jr. high grades, where it was said by a contemprary, "she maintained respect of the hardest of all students to work with". She also taught school in Olney, Graham, Tulsa and Miami for a total of 44 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include four nieces, Agnes Crowley Bassham, Lois Crowley Roeger, both of Wichita Falls, Faye Hawkins Alford, Fort Worth; Betty Pease, Los Angeles and three nephews, Jim Hawkins of Archer City; John Hawkins, Mineral Wells and Brian Crowley, Abingdon, Virginia; 20 great-neices and nephews; 30 great- grandnieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Don Small, Cecil Fletcher Jr., Charlie McDaniel, Luke Kirkland, Charlie Martin and Jack Loftin. Source: Archer County news Thursday, August 25, 1983
Campbell, Leroy Vincent Leroy Vincent Campbell Sr. 45, died in Scotland Tuesday August 16. Services were held Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Bartholonew Landwermeyer, pastor, officiating. Burial was held in St. Boniface Cemetary under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City. Campbell was born May 17, 1938 in Scotland. He was a self-employed mechanic. Survivors include four sons, LeRoy Jr. of Wichita Falls, James of Florida, and Sonny and David, both of Bryson, three daughters, Cindy Austin of Wichita Falls, Sharon Nelson of Bryson and Teresa White of Jacksboro, his mother, Valera Campbell of Scotland, three sisters, Mrs. Yvonne Morrison of Henrietta, Mrs. Jean Steinsick of Arkansas and Gerladine Lewis of Scotland and 12 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Campbell's sons and sons-in-law.
McDonald, Rose T. Services for Rose T. McDonald, 81, of Scotland, were Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Scotland with the Rev. Peter Sharum, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery. She died Saturday, August 31, 1991, in a Wichita Falls hospital. She was born April 29, 1910, in Windthorst. She was a lifetime resident of Scotland, a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and a housewife. Survivors include six daughters, Imogene Costello of Clarksville, Tennessee, Mary H. Baumer and Rose Fraker, both of Scotland, Pat Jentsch of Wichita Falls, Agnes McDonald of Iowa Park and Imelda Hallenbeck of New Paltz, New York; three sisters, Mary Wolf of Wichita Falls and Teresa Hajovsky and Helen Martinka, both of Scotland; three brothers, Fred Teichman of Amarillo, and Tony Teichman and Hugo Teichman, both of Scotland, 29 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 5 September 1991
Hampton, Duke Duke Hampton, 88, of Megargel died Saturday, August 31, 1991. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at the Megargel Church of Christ with Scott Clark, minister of the Hamilton Street Church of Christ in Olney officiating. Burial was in Megargel Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home. He was born March 8, 1903, in File Valley. He moved with his family to Megargel in 1905 where he lived until he moved to Seymour 3 1/2 years ago. He was a farmer and oil field worker. He was a member of the Megargel Church of Christ. He and Birdie Haines were married March 18, 1929, in Post. She died September 30, 1982. Survivors include a daughter, Josephine Thomas of Corpus Christi; four sons, Jerry of Seymour, John of Frederick, Oklahoma, W.D. of Abilene, and Kenneth Lee of Pecos; two sisters, Irue Routon and Ione Harwell, both of Olney; two brothers, J.B. of Sunset and O.V. of Megargel; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 5 September 1991
Bryant, Ernie P. Ernie P. Bryant, 84, died Friday, August 30, 1991, in a Memphis, Texas nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at O'Brien Baptist Church with the Rev. Cliff Cooper, pastor, officiating. Burial was in O'Brien Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. She was born March 27, 1907 in Dundee. She was a Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Mims of Roby; and four grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News - 5 September 1991
Hollister, Adele Harrell Adele Harrell Hollister of Arlington died Friday, August 9, 1991, in a local hospital. Services were held in the home by Rev. Mark Winter, St. Barnabas Methodist Church. Burial was in Arlington Cript under the direction of Hugh M. Moore & Sons. She was born in Gainesville on January 10, 1906. She married Harry H. Hollister in Olney in 1926. She lived in Archer City 9 1/2 years and moved to Dallas in 1941 and Arlington in 1982. She was past State President of P.E.O. and organized the first P.E.O. Chapter in Arlington. A Memorial Service for P.E.O. members was planned. She was a 25-year member of Highland Park Methodist Choir, taught Sunday school and Methodist Missionary Study Women's Circle. Survivors include her husband, Harry; a daughter, Carol Prine of Arlington; a grandson, Robert P. West of Florida; one sister, Jean Ellis of Wichita Falls and a niece, Helen Lupia of Lubbock. SOURCE: Archer County News, 5 September 1991
Mahler, Doyle Doyle Mahler, 59, died Tuesday, October 8, 1991, at a Wichita Falls hospital. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Thursday in the Loving Cemetery with Scotte Clark, minister of Hamilton Street Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. Mr. Mahler was born May 25, 1932 in Loving. He and Evelyn Wilson were married June 13, 1991 in Graham. He was an oil field worker and member of Loving Church of Christ. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of Archer City; and brother, E.S. "Sid" of Archer City. Pallbearers were Max Anderson, Eddie Benton, Freddie Pryor, John Bell, J.G. Whisnand and Marvin Pickard. SOURCE: Archer County News, 17 October 1991
Finnell, John Lt. Col. (Ret) John William Finnell, 73, of Chester, Virginia died Thursday, September 19, 1991 in Henrico Doctor's Hospital in Richmond Virginia following an extended illness. Funeral services were Monday, September 23 at 11 a.m. at the Fort Lee Memorial Chapel. Officiating were Col. Joseph Stock, Chaplain; Lt. Col. Lafayette Wilkins, Chaplain; and Rev. William Gulick. Interment followed in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Virginia. He was born in Holliday, son of the late Brownlea W. and Dona B. Finnell and had resided in Virginia for the last 30 years. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Finance Officer in 1965 and was retired as a Senior Systems Analyst for the City of Richmond in 1979. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the Richmond Association of Retired Employees. He was a graduate of Texas Tech University. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Threlkeld Finnell, Chester, Virginia; a son John W. Finnell, Jr. of Chester; a daughter, Linda J. Finnell of Dallas and a brother, Wayne Finnell of Alto, New Mexico. SOURCE: Archer County News, 17 October 1991
Davis, Lennie Preston Graveside services for Lennie Preston Davis, 79, were 11 a.m. Saturday in Electra Memorial Park with Charles Terry, minister of Kamay Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. Mrs. Davis died Tuesday, October 8, 1991, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. She was born September 12, 1912 in Limestone County. She lived in Wichita Falls for two years, moving from Archer City and was a former resident of Iowa Park. Survivors include four sons, C.L. Walton of Monrovia, California, C.E. Preston of Topock, Arizona, A.L. Preston of Wichita Falls and B.J. Preston of Whittier, California; two daughters, Mary Gunter of Wichita Falls and Eula Fulfer of Valley View; a brother, Joe Cradock of Holliday; four sisters, Lucille White of McKinney, Nina Culver of Wichita Falls, Marie Case of San Bernadino, California and Illa Faye Crosnoe of Altus, Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 17 October 1991
Myers, Calvin Cyrus Calvin Cyrus Myers, 77, of Byers died Tuesday, October 8, 1991. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Thursday in Holliday Cemetery with Mike Priddy of Petrolia Church of Christ officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Myers was born March 29, 1914 in Truscott and had lived in the Bowie area since 1931. He was a retired mechanic. Survivors include two sisters, Edna Short of Port Lavaca and Buelah Nichols of Holliday; and a brother Floyd of Bowie. SOURCE; Archer County News, 17 October 1991
Carrington, Willie Franklin Services for Willie Franklin Carrington, 66, were 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Darryl Smith and the Rev. Arthur Tigert officiating. Burial was in Woodman of the World Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7871. Arrangements were under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home. He died Tuesday, October 22, 1991, at Lake Kemp. Mr. Carrington was born May 10, 1925, in Detroit, Texas and was a longtime resident of Seymour. He was a contract painter. He and Delphine Copeland were married March 4, 1944 in Seymour. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in World War II. He was a member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as past Sunday School superintendent, teacher of the men's Sunday school class and the Royal Ambassadors. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Judy Mitchell of Seymour, Linda Reddell of Munday, Joy Bowling of Holliday and Cynthia Pritchard of Lubbock; three sons, Willie Franklin III of Throckmorton, Dennis of Seymour and Rance of Lubbock; two sisters, Lessie Cumbie of Seymour and Geraldine Copeland of Beaverton, Oregon; and 12 grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News - 31 October 1991
Alley, Frankie Clarice Services for Frankie Clarice Alley, 54, of Holliday, were 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Holliday with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor, and Mr. Gil Peters, minister of Holliday Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery. She died Wednesday, October 23, 1991, at her home. Survivors include three daughters, Dottie Blocker of Holliday, Debra of Marion, Ohio and Donita of Bellingham, Washington; a son, Dan of Baltimore, Maryland; her mother, Iva Pearl Minnix of Comanche, Oklahoma; a brother, Fred Hambright of Iowa Park; two sisters, Jo Ezzell of Holliday and Geraldine Moore of Comanche; and four grandchildren. SOURCE; Archer County News - 31 October 1991
Hemmi, Leona Mae Leona Mae Hemmi, 92, died Sunday, November 3, 1991, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Rosary was 7 p.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Peter Sharum, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City. She was born November 16, 1898 in Nada. She moved to Scotland in 1910 and was a descendant of one of the first settling families of Scotland. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and was a retired seamstress. Survivors include a sister, Anna Mae Munster of Dallas. Pallbearers were Art Hemmi, Bill Hemmi, Alan Hemmi, Dr. Chris Hemmi, Lewis Lindeman and Jerome Berend. SOURCE: Archer County News, 7 November 1991
Hallum, Ruby Ruby Hallum, 74, died Tuesday, October 29, 1991, at her home in Holliday. Services were 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor and Gil Peters, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home of Wichita Falls. She was born August 14, 1917 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma and had lived in Holliday for 45 years, moving from Maude, Oklahoma. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was also a former nurses aide. She and Vergil Hallum were married June 15, 1936 in Center, Oklahoma. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Jo Ann Stone of Black Flat Community, and Erma Lee Dillard and Joyce Craig, both of Holliday; two sisters, Artie Holland of Edmond, Oklahoma and Ruth McClain of Paris, California; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 7 November 1991
Soape, Winnie J. Winnie J. Soape, 93, died Friday, November 1, 1991, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Services were 1 p.m. Saturday at Aulds Funeral Home with Roger Deerinwater officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mrs. Soape was born September 17, 1898 in Fort Davis. She was a retired registered nurse. She was formerly of Archer City, moving to Wichita Falls in December 1989. SOURCE: Archer County News, 7 November 1991
Cross, Faye Sparks Faye Sparks Cross, 93, died Saturday, November 9, 1991, in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday at Aulds Funeral Home with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. She was born March 11, 1898 in Archer County and was a lifetime resident. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Jewell Taylor Hoggins of Archer City and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Bill Baird, Stephen Baird, Terry Baird, Danny Ham, Bruce Cochran and Floyd Hoggins. SOURCE: Archer County News, 14 November 1991
Clemens, Ted Services for Ted Clemens, 81, of Holliday, were 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Holliday with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor, and Gil Peters, minister of Holliday Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. He died Friday, November 8, 1991 in his home. Mr. Clemens was born September 4, 1910 in Yarnaby, Oklahoma and had lived in Holliday for 50 years. He was retired from Gulf Oil and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; a son, Ted of Burkburnett; a daughter, Margie Ruth of Holliday; two brothers, Woodrow of Calera, Oklahoma and Wilson of Weatherford; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 14 November 1991
Patterson, Curtis Curtis Patterson, 83, died Sunday, November 10, 1991, in an Olney hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at Petrolia Baptist Church. Burial was in Petrolia Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. He was born October 19, 1908 in the Riverland community in Clay County. He was a farmer and rancher and a member of First Baptist Church in Archer City. Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Archer City; a daughter, Nova Cramer of Colleyville; a son, Bill of Dallas; two stepsons, Henry L. Connell III of Ferris and John Gregory of Hermit; a brother Elzy of Petrolia; a sister, Mary Reedy of Corsicana; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 14 November 1991
Petit, Terry Wayne Terry Wayne Petit, 29, died Friday, November 15, 1991, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Culwell, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home. He was born December 13, 1961 in Vernon and was raised in Archer City. He moved to Seymour in 1973 and was a graduate of Seymour High School. He and Kerri Denay Karr were married March 6, 1982 in Seymour. He was a cowboy and was a past member of the Seymour Rodeo Association. He was also a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Kristopher Wayne of Seymour; his parents, Wayne and Kay of Seymour; a brother, Jo Mac of Seymour; and his grandmother, Edna Hudgens of Seymour. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation. SOURCE: Archer County News, 21 November 1991
Simmons, Lucy B. "Pat" Lucy B. "Pat" Simmons, 78, died Thursday, November 14, 1991, at an Archer City nursing home. 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 Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park. She was born December 8, 1912 in Choudrant, Louisiana. She and Ray Simmons were married February 7, 1953 in Henrietta. He died June 29, 1982. She was a retired instructor of cosmetology at the Bud Hall Beauty College in Wichita Falls, which she managed for several years. SOURCE: Archer County News, 21 November 1991 Robertson, Mary V. Mary V. Robertson, 84, of Scotland, Texas, died Wednesday, November 20, 1991 in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 21 at Aulds Funeral Home. Mass was at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Scotland with Rev. Peter Sharum, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery in Scotland under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Robertson was born February 5, 1907, in Muenster, Texas. She moved to Scotland 20 years ago from Vashti, Texas. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She and Evern Robertson were married August 10, 1929, in Wichita Falls. He died January 23, 1970. Survivors include six sisters, Frances Hilbers of Scotland, Ann Walsh of Archer City, Agnes Schneider of Windthorst, Texas, Angeline Prescher of Lexington, Oklahoma and Theresa Edler and Bertha Edler, both of Chanute, Oklahoma; and four brothers, Frank Vieth and Henry Vieth, both of Scotland, John Vieth of Lexington and Joe Vieth of Woodward, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Charles Vieth, Bill Vieth, James Edler, Leon Edler, Art Hemmi and Leon Schneider. SOURCE: Archer County News, 28 November 1991
Berryman, Florence Florence Berryman, 91, died Saturday, November 23, 1991, in an Oklahoma City hospital. Services were 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Archer City with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. She was born January 24, 1900 in Rudy County, Arkansas. She and Boss B. Berryman were married July 8, 1916 in Piedmont. He died December 16, 1968. She had been a resident of Archer City since 1916. Survivors include five daughters, Eloise Victory of North Archer County, Mae Littell of Oklahoma City and Inez Huffman, Irene Shelley and Myrtle Bacon, all of Archer City; five sons, Claude of Fluvanna, Bob of O'Brien, A.B. of Wichita Falls, Buddy of Iowa Park and Jerry of Holliday; a sister, Marie Light of Archer City; 36 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jack Byrd, Ben Buerger, Joe McWhorter, Wayne Browning, L.B. Boren, Jr. and Burton Willingham. SOURCE: Archer County News, 28 November 1991
Pease, Betty (Mary) Mary Elizabeth Hawkins was born March 27, 1925, in Spur, Dickens County. Shortly afterward her family moved back to Archer City where she lived until she finished high school. She attended NTSTC one year. In 1948 she married David Pease and they had seven children. She lived in Los Angeles, California for 25 years where she raised her family. She worked for Transamerica Occidental in Los Angeles and retired to Archer City in 1988. She died December 10, 1991 leaving her children David Pease, Debbie Billings, Virginia Cummings, Jesse Pease, Mark Pease, Kathleen Kalez and Sara Trudeau and thirteen grandchildren; Kimberly Robbins, Jeremiah and Timothy Billings, Robert Pease, Jeffrey, Jason and Jonathan Pease, Sharon and SaraBeth Pease, Jennifer Robbins, David Kalez and Danielle and Brian Trudeau. Her body has been cremated and her ashes will be in the Pacific Ocean. A memorial service was held 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18 at First United Methodist Church in Archer City. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. SOURCE: Archer County News, 19 December 1991
Graham, Darald J. Darald Jennings Graham, 72, died Tuesday, December 10, 1991, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 1 p.m. Thursday at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home with Roger Deerinwater of First Baptist Church, Archer City, officiating. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. Mr. Graham was born June 12, 1919 in Garner and had lived in Wichita Falls for seven years moving from Graham. He was an oil consultant for United Operating Co. He was a member of Archer City First Baptist Church. He and Margaret Walker were married March 25, 1973 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry of Archer City; three daughters, Sue Scruggs of Wichita Falls, Sandy Tubb of Vernon, and June Hannah of El Reno, Oklahoma; two brothers, T.C. of Jean and Bill of Wichita Falls; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 19 December 1991
Haggerty, Finis G. Services for Finis G. Haggerty, 64, was 2 p.m. Friday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Lane, pastor of Lakeside City Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. He died Wednesday, December 11, 1991 in Wichita Falls where he was a lifetime resident. He was a mechanical contractor and a member of the Masonic Faith Lodge, Scottish Rites and Maskat Shrine. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; two sons, Gary Wayne of Wichita Falls and Michael B. of Lakeside City; two daughters, Ruth Ann Maxwell and Jackie Lynn Cox, both of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Earlene Wells and Barbara Fitzhenry, both of Houston; his mother, Ruth of Wichita Falls; and seven grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls. SOURCE: Archer County News, 19 December 1991
Crutcher, E.F. "Gene" E.F. "Gene" Crutcher, 61, died suddenly Monday Jan. 23 in Archer City. Services were Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Archer City with Rev. Raymond Butts pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Crutcher was born July 2, 1927 in Olney. He married Pat Koen in Wellington on October 18, 1947 and they moved to Archer City in 1954. He was employed as a district gauger for Conoco for 41 years until his retirement a few years ago, then was employed as a school bus driver. He was on the Administrative Board of the First United Methodist Church and several years on the Archer City, City Council. For many years he was an active leader in the work of the Boy Scouts and the Cub Scouts pack 100. He was also active in the 4-H, FFA, Little League, Punt, Pass and Kick, and the Methodist Youth Fellowship. He was a member of the Archer Housing Authority and of the Archer County Hospital Board. Survivors include his wife, Pat of Archer City; four sons, Sammy of Lakeside City; David of Wichita Falls; Preston of north Archer County and Kirk of Denton; a sister, Laverne Bailey of Hurst and eight grand-children. Pallbearers were John Bell, Bill Taliaferro, Eddie Morris, Charles McDaniel, Don Small, and Graham Purcell. The family has suggested that memorials be made to the Archer County Hospital Fund, Box 368, Archer City, 76351. Source: Archer County News January 26, 1989
Ensey, Sina Ellen Canada Services for Mrs. Sina Ellen Canada Ensey, 80, of Archer City, were held Friday in Aulds Funeral Chapel. Officiating ministers were Rev. Bobby King, pastor of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, and Rev. Wallace Pierce, pastor of Gateway Baptist Church in Comanche. Burial was in the Archer City Cemetery under direction of Aulds. Mrs. Ensey died Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Archer Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 13, 1908 in Knox County and was a longtime resident of Archer City. She and George R. Ensey were married June 20, 1925 in Archer City and for many years she was employed as Cafeteria supervisor for the Archer City School System. She was a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband George Ensey, Sr. of Archer City; three daughters, Opal Lyles, Holliday; Lucille Hasley, Archer City and Joyce Strickland, Iowa Park; one son, George Ensey, Jr. "Sonny", Archer City; a sister Mae Ensey, Wichita Falls; a brother H.M. Canada, Wichita Falls; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Doug Fox, DeWayne Fox, Perry Riggs, Gary Lyles, Kris Lyles and Kirtis Ensey. Source: Archer County News January 12, 1989
Sammons, Robert "Dugan" Robert "Dugan" Sammons, 63, a longtime businessman in Holliday, died Thursday in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were held Saturday in Owens & Brumley funeral Chapel Wichita Falls, with Rev. T.L. Wilborn,pastor of First Assembly of God Church officiating. He was assisted by associate pastor, Rev. James Keenum with burial in the Holliday Cemetery. Sammons was born June 19, 1925 in Leon County and had been a resident of Holliday for 20 years. He was retired from ownership of Speedee Food Store in Holliday and a former member of the Retail Grocers Assn. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Wichita Falls. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary Nell Killian of Holliday. Pallbearers were Jim Darr, Emory Kincaid, Hersel Adams, J.R. Franklin, Gary Green, and W.A. Woods. Source: Archer County News January 12, 1989
Reeves, William "Pappy" Wyatt William "Pappy" Wyatt Reeves, 88 died Tuesday Jan. 3, in Webster hospital. Graveside services were at noon Friday in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Emken-Linton Funeral Home of Texas City. Reeves was born Aug. 22, 1900 in Eliasville. He was a rancher. Survivors include his wife, Gladys of Archer City; one son, John P. of Texas City; one daughter, Marguerite Smith of Pascoag, R.I.; one brother Clem A. of Valley Mills; one sister, Vadalee Fernauld of Sun City West, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News January 12, 1989
Holliman, Roy Roy Holliman, 86, of Holliday, died Friday, April 15, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were held Monday, April 18, at First Baptist Church of Holliday with the Rev. David Hardage, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Holliman was born August 24, 1901, in Howell County, Mo. He was a retired oil-field pumper and had lived in Holliday since 1940. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Kathy Hunter of Holliday and three grandchildren. Source: Archer County News April 21, 1988
Finnell, Sandra "Sandy" Sandra "Sandy" Finnell, 42, of Holliday, died Tuesday, April 5, at her home. Services were held Thursday, April 7, at Erma Barton Auditorium at Holliday High School with Gil Peters, minister of the Church of Christ in Holliday, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mrs. Finnell was born June 15, 1945, in Duncan, Oklahoma. She was nurse instructor and had lived in Holliday for 25 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Holliday. She graduated Holliday High School and nurses' training school at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. Survivors include her husband, Larry; a son, Sean; a daughter, Serentha; and a sister, Vickie Tucker, all of Holliday. Source: Archer County News April 14, 1988
Powell, J.D. J.D. Powell, 78, passed away Monday afternoon at his home. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Aulds Funeral Home with Rev. Edwin A Seale, Director of Church/Minister Relations at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City, Texas. Mr. Powell was born October 9, 1909 in Mertens, Texas. He was a lifetime resident of Archer County and was a descendant of an Archer County pioneering family. He was a longtime rancher and had also served as manager of the C.H. Parker Grocery Store in Archer City for 21 years. He attended First Baptist Church and had served as a charter director of Archer County Hospital Board. He was a former stockholder of Archer County Rodeo Association and was a past member of the Archer City Lions Club. He married Marie King on September 3, 1936 in Olney, Texas. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Melissa Hilbers of Archer City; one son, Jim of Archer City and five grandchildren. Source: Archer County News March 19, 1988
Johnson, Ernest E. "Bud" Ernest E. "Bud" Johnson, 73, died Tuesday, December 17, 1991, in an Archer City nursing home. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Wednesday in Archer City Cemetery with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson was born September 7, 1918 in Buffalo Springs. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include a brother, Jack of Williams, Arizona. SOURCE: Archer County News, 26 December 1991 Gameson, Joe B. Joe B. Gameson, 84, died Friday, December 20, 1991, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. He was born August 15, 1907, in Chilton and moved to Archer City in 1927. He and Ova Lee Wilson were married October 28, 1928 in Archer City. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, a member of First Baptist Church and a 32nd degree Mason of the Archer Masonic Lodge. He worked as a barber, taxidermist and park ranger. He had become known over the past 50 years as a leathercrafter and sold his works thoughout the U.S. and Canada. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jo Ann Kirkland and Doris Geis, both of Archer City; a son Lloyd of Lakewood, Colorado; two sisters, Lois Downey of El Paso and May Rogers of Electra; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Thelma Lee Stubbs. Pallbearers were Bill Cox, Ben Buerger, Bob McIntosh, Jerry Cox, Vernon Geis and Stanley Koetter. SOURCE: Archer County News, 26 December 1991
Kunkel, Obetra Parsons Obetra Parsons Kunkel, 72, died Friday, January 10, 1992, in an Olney hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at the Assembly of God with the Rev. Mike Allen, pastor and the Rev. Troy Frazier, pastor of Loving Assembly of God, officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. Mrs. Kunkel was born July 10, 1919 in Cumby and grew up in the Megargel and Lone Oak areas. She moved to Olney in 1941. She and Clemens "Pete" Kunkel were married February 9, 1941 in Wichita Falls. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Diane Beasley of Graham and Suzanne of Wichita Falls; a brother, Kenneth Parsons of Peoria, Arizona; two sisters, Loreda Drum and Marie Cauthen, both of Graham; and a granddaughter. SOURCE: Archer County News, 16 January 1992
Koetter, Marie Humpert Rosary for Marie Humpert Koetter, 91, was 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Peter Sharum, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City. She was born April 27, 1900 in Windthorst, where she was a lifetime resident. She and Frank Koetter were married September 20, 1920 in Windthorst. He died August 17, 1968. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, an honorary life member of Catholic Daughters of America and Christian Mothers Society. One son, Alvin, died April 6, 1986, Survivors include five daughters, Lorine Wolf, Mary Smith and Acquilin, all of Windthorst, Evelyn Scheffe of Iowa Park and Berdie Nelson of Archer City; a son, Oliver of Windthorst; two sisters, Sophia Schroeder of Springfield, Missouri and Olivia Ostermann of Windthorst; a brother, George Humpert of Windthorst; 31 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Frank Wolf, Calvin Scheffe, George Koetter, Roy Koetter, Stanley Koetter and Craig Nelson. SOURCE: Archer County News, 16 January 1992
Martin, Charlie Lee Services for Charlie Lee Martin, 64, were 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. He died Wednesday, January 15, 1992. Mr. Martin was born March 16, 1927 in Arlington and was a lifetime resident of Archer City. He and Glenda Nelson were married June 17, 1950 in Archer City. He was an independent production consultant to the oil industry most of his life. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Archer City High School and attended Texas A&M University. He was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He was a member of Archer Masonic Lodge No. 708 AF&AM, where he served as secretary for over 25 years. He was a member of Scottish Rite, the Mascat Temple, the American Legion Ira Jones Post No. 198 and the Elks Lodge. He was a former Archer City city councilman and had served as mayor pro tem. He was a member of Archer City Volunteer First Department and the Camp Fire Board of Directors. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Pam Surles of Longview and Cindy Martin and Debie, both of Lubbock; a half-sister, Malena Gough of Abernathy; his parents, John and Thelma Fish of Archer City; and a grandson. Pallbearers were Floyd Hoggins, Leon Groves, Pat Brock, James Trent, Amos Parsley, and Abb Berryman. Honorary pallbearers were members of Archer Masonic Lodge #708 A.F. & A.M. SOURCE: Archer County News - 23 January 1992
Shelton, Mrs. Joe E. Mrs. Joe E. Shelton passed away Tuesday, January 14, 1992, in Dallas. Services were held at First Baptist Church in Archer on Friday, January 17, at 1 p.m. with her grandson, Joe Shelton Florence officiating. Mrs. Shelton came from Chico to Archer City to teach school in 1917. She married Joe E. Shelton on May 1, 1918. After the death of Mr. Shelton in an automobile accident on May 30, 1954, Mrs. Shelton maintained the Shelton Insurance Agency until 1978 when she sold it to Ed Trigg. Mrs. Shelton was active in community affairs. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, a charter member of the Amity Club, a member of the Delphian Club and Archer City Chamber of Commerce. She maintained her residence in Archer City until 1984 when she went to Dallas because of failing health. However, she continued to consider herself a resident of Archer City because she loved the people of Archer City so much. Rev. Joe Shelton Florence, in his eulogy to his grandmother, described her as a woman of purpose, perseverance, perception and prayer. Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by her son, Joe E. Shelton, Jr. and her granddaughter, Genotta Shelton Kourvelas. She is survived by her daughter Mary Shelton Florence; three sisters, Lida White of San Antonio, Leta Herron of Dallas and Virginia Piper of Fort Worth; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 23 January 1992
Ballowe, Robbie Rowe Services for Robbie Rowe Ballowe, 75, were held Sunday, January 19, 1992, at Aulds Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Newcastle cemetery. She was born July 20, 1916 in Newcastle, Texas and died Monday, January 13, 1992, at her Archer City residence. She is survived by one son, Frank Ballowe, of San Antonio, Texas. SOURCE: Archer County News - 23 January 1992
Jentsch, Gerhardt Martin Services for Gerhardt Martin Jentsch, 58, were 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas V. Handrick, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Bowman Cemetery under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. He died Friday, January 17, 1992 in a Wichita Falls hospital. Mr. Jentsch was born October 20, 1933 in Archer County and was a lifetime resident of the Wichita Falls area. He retired in 1989 as a self-employed farmer and rancher. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Texas Game Warden Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Archer County Farm Bureau, of which he was a past president. He and Betty Jo Williamson were married March 11, 1954 in Archer County. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Carol Campbell of Archer City; two sons, Welf of Austin and Gerald of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Alvin Jr. of Wichita Falls and Herbert of Burkburnett; a sister, Margaret Maag of Archer City; and three grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News - 23 January 1992
Eastman, Bert Services for Bert Eastman, 56, of Holliday were 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Holliday with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor, and Gil Peters, minister of Holliday Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home. He died Friday, January 17, 1992 in a Wichita Falls hospital. Mr. Eastman was born August 25, 1935 in Duxbury, Vermont and had lived in Holliday since 1975. He was a retired senior master sergeant for the Air Force, serving 28 years. He was a member of Holliday First Baptist Church, where he was children's church director, deacon and youth director. He had also been youth director at Western Hills Baptist Church. He had been employed at Sheppard Air Force Base for CACI Field Services Inc. He was a member of Holliday Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 120 and Disabled American Veterans. He was president of Holliday Optimist Club. Survivors include his wife, Ruby; a daughter, Michelle Swaggart of Holliday; two sons, Michael of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Jeff of Wichita Falls; five sisters, Marion Self of Northfield, Vermont, Phyllis Davis and Mae Jennison both of Barre, Vermont, Mickie Elwell of Waitsfield, Vermont and Bettye McNaulty of Waterbury, Vermont; two brothers, Robert of Atlantic City, New Jersey and Howard of Holyoke, Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News - 23 January 1992
Nix, Lonzo Lonzo Nix, 67, died Sunday, April 3, in Bethania Hospital. Services were held Tuesday, April 5, at Megargel Church of Christ with Harvey McQueen officiating and Rex Shrum of Archer City Church of Christ assisting. Burial was in Megargel Cemetery. Mr. Nix was born Aug. 27, 1920 in Hico, Texas. He served in the Army Air Corp in Europe during World War II. He was a retired farmer and a member of Megargel Church of Christ. He had lived in Archer City for two months and had previously resided in Megargel since 1940. Survivors include one brother, Albert C. Nix of Richland, Washington; three sisters, Mrs. nadine Clanahan of Abilene, Mrs. Phebie Branch of Archer City, and Mrs. Wanda Battey of Victoria, Texas; five nieces and two nephews. Source: Archer County News April 7, 1988
McCluer. J.C. Services for J.C. McCluer, 73 of Megargel, who died Tuesday, March 29 at his home were held Thursday, March 31, at First United Methodist Church in Olney with the Rev. Herb Marlow, pastor officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. McCluer was born April 21, 1914, in Archer County. He and Edna Hayter were married Nov. 11, 1947, in Brownwood, Texas. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Olney, Unity Sunday School Class, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Farm Bureau and had lived in Megargel since 1952. Survivors include his wife; a step-son, Jack Alan Bush of Sweeny, Texas; a brother, Zearl of Olney; three sisters, Ouida Mae Jackson of Olney and Willie Johnston and Viola Gambrell both of Wichita Falls; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Source: Archer County News April 7, 1988
Moyer, Nelda Irene Nelda Irene Moyer, 81, of Holliday, Texas, died Saturday, March 19, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Services were held Monday, March 21, at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, with Gil Peters, minister of the Holliday Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. She was born May 5, 1906, in Comanche County, Texas. She was a member of the Holliday Church of Christ and the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker. She had lived in Holliday since 1930. Survivors include a brother, Fred Bentley of Gainesville, Texas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Source: Archer County News March 24, 1988
Harris, Emma M. Emma M. Harris, 79, died Wednesday, March 16, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were held Friday, March 18, at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby King, pastor of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Harris was born Jan. 31, 1908, in Montague County, Texas. She and Sam H. Harris were married Sept. 23, 1928 in Montague County. Survivors include two sons, Robert of Livingston, Texas and James of Archer City; one sister, Anna Scheller of Archer City; four brothers, Oscar Scheller of Olton, Tx., Bill Scheller of Drumright, Ok., Carl Scheller of Sherwood Shores, Tx., and George Scheller of Boise City, Ok.; twelve grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News March 24, 1988
Martin, Phillip Larry Phillip Larry Martin, 44, was found dead at his home in Garland, Texas, Thursday, March 17. Services were held Saturday, March 19, at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby King, pastor of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Martin was born June 12, 1943, in Olney, Texas. He was an Air Force veteran and a 1962 graduate of Archer City High School. Survivors include his father, Cliff Martin of Archer City; one brother, Jerry Martin of Garland; and three sisters, Charlotte Lee of Garland, Virginia Dwyer of Holliday, and Margie Finnell of Plano. Pallbearers were Murphy Lee, Bill Dwyer, Steve Martin, Gale Dwyer, Paul Martin and David Finnell. Source: Archer County News March 24, 1988
Bitner, J.F., Sr. J.F. Bitner. Sr. died Tuesday, March 22, in a Brownwood hospital. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Aulds Funeral Chapel in Archer City with the Rev. Bobby King, pastor of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Bitner was born Sept, 23, 1904, in Vernon, Texas. He was a retired oil field worker of Archer County. Survivors include his wife, Cleo of Archer City; one son, J.F. Bitner, Jr. of Archer City; two daughters, JoAnn Baughman of Amarillo and Wyvon Baughman of Brownwood; three brothers, Joe and Albert Bitner of Littlefield and Virgil Bitner of Kerrville; one sister, Jewel Dillard of Littlefield; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Charlie King, Amos Parsley, J.D. Pitts, Stever Parsley, Charles Hammel and Derral Beesinger. Source: Archer County News March 24, 1988
Fair, Kathy Davis Kathy Davis Fair, 19, of Holliday, died Wednesday, March 23, in Fort Worth. Services were held Saturday, March 26, at First Baptist Church in Holliday with the Rev. David Hardage, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Hampton-Vaughn Funeral Home. Fair was born June 5, 1968 in Wichita Falls. She was a lifelong resident of Holliday and a member of First Baptist Church. She had been employed as assistant manager of Woolworth's in Fort Worth. Survivors include her parents, Carol and Chuck Parker of Holliday and Robert Davis of Oklahoma; two sisters, Cindy Davis of Wichita Falls and Jamie Parker of Holliday; her grand-parents, Aretta Campbell of Holliday, Gilmer and Katherine Jarvis of Oklahoma and Lorine Foster of Wichita Falls. Source: Archer County News March 31, 1988
Hoover, Jason Ray Jason Ray Hoover, 12, of Holliday, Texas, died Sunday, March 26, after a boating accident at Lake Wichita. Wake services were held Tuesday night at Faith Tabernacle Church in Holliday with Rev. Lonnie Stewart officiating. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Holliday High School Auditorium with interment in the Holliday Cemetery. Hoover was born June 3, 1975 in Wichita Falls. He was a student and had lived in Holliday since 1979. Survivors include his father and step-mother, Clarence and Brenda Hoover of Holliday; his mother Darlene Goforth Wilson of Wichita Falls; a brother, Gerald Wayne of Holliday; grandparents, Clarence Hoover, Sr. of Holliday and Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Goforth of Wichita Falls; and great- grandmother, Mrs. Mike Hartmangruber of Iowa Park. Source: Archer County News March 31, 1988
Thomas, Minnie Ola Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Ola Thomas, 87, of Holliday, were held Monday in Owens & Brumley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Davis, pastor of the Holliday United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Dundee Cemetery. Mrs. Thomas died Saturday in a Wichita Falls hospital. She was born Minnie Ola Boyd in Vernon on Dec. 3, 1899. She married Edgar Thomas at Dundee on March 14, 1921. For many years, they made their home in the Blackflat Community where he was a rancher, before moving to Holliday. He was elected Commissioner for Precinct #1, Archer County in 1954 and died April 19, 1956. Mrs. Thomas completed his term in office. She was a member of the Eastern Star and of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Sanderson and Mrs. Patsy Rowell, both of Holliday; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Birdwell, Kenneth Williams, Leo Gilmore, Tommy Mankins, Bud Boniol and Homer Fields. Source: Archer County News November 5, 1987
Ray, Wayne Bacon Services for Wayne Bacon Ray, 85, of Archer City, were held Sunday in First Baptist Church, Archer City, with Rev. Bobby King, pastor of Faith Memorial Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Ray died Friday in the Archer County Hospital. He was born Aug. 26, 1902 in Bell County and came to Archer City in 1918. He married Flossie Petit on July 31, 1927 in Belton. He was a lifetime rancher and a founding member of the Archer County Rodeo Assn. and served on the board of the Little Wichita Soil Conservation District. He received the Outstanding Soil Conservation Award. In 1957, and again in 1959, he received the Bridwell Soil Builders Native Pasture Improvement Award. Survivors include his wife, Flossie of Archer City; two daughters, Robbie Lee Gage of Archer City and Billie Jean Rodriguez of Albany; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice West of Canton; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Mooney, Carl Beall, Danny Powell, Wayland Abshire, Luke Kirkland, Billy Chambles, Lynn Lewis and Carl Akers. The family suggested that memorials be made tot he Archer County Hospital Fund, Box 368, Archer City, Texas 76351. Source: Archer County News November 5, 1987
Kent, Leola Warnick Leola Warnick Kent, 84, of Holliday, Texas, died Monday, May 30, 1988 in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday (today) in First Baptist Church of Holliday. Burial will be in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mrs. Kent was born in 1903 in Hood County and married B.J. Kent in Cleburne on November 15, 1924. They came to Archer County in 1925. They lived in and near Kamay and Geraldine until his retirement when they moved to Holliday. Survivors are one son Carl Ray Kent of Iowa Park and two daughters, Joy Marie Morrison of Holliday and Bernice Bessire of Bridgeport, 11 grandchildren , 26 great- grandchildren. Source: Archer County News June 2, 1988
Williams, Rozella Rozella Williams, 69, died Monday, January 20, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Thursday at Ragsdale-Grant and Sons Funeral Home in Ardmore, Oklahoma with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church Archer City, officiating. Burial was in Clearview Cemetery in Ardmore under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. She was born August 12, 1922 in Ardmore and had lived in Archer City since 1946. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Roy Pratt of Los Angeles; three brothers, Leslie Loftis of Long Beach, California, Cardee Loftis of Oklahoma City and Cornelius Loftis of Ardmore; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 30 January 1992
Hoepfner, Jake Jake Hoepfner, 92, died Thursday, January 23, 1992, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. A Christian wake was 7 p.m. Friday at Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home. Services were 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Ivor Koch, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery in Scotland. He was born December 31, 1899 in Racine, Wisconsin. He retired after 39 years from Fain-McGaha Oil Co. then from Barley Supply Co. He and Mildren Meurer were married September 2, 1931 at St. Boniface church in Scotland. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenneth of Scotland and Don of Thornton, Colorado; a sister, Lydia Richardson of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Joe of San Bernardino, California, Pete of Oklahoma City and Adolph of Anchorage, Alaska; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 30 January 1992
Bell, Isabelle Isabelle Bell, 86, died Friday, January 24, 1992, in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday 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. Mrs. Bell was born February 3, 1905 in Hill County. She moved to Archer County in 1914. She and Duren Bell were married on October 8, 1927 in Archer City. He died February 15, 1965. She was a descendant of an Archer City pioneer family. She was a member for more than 74 years of First United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a former member of the Archer City Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, John W. of Archer City; five sisters, Edna Shawver, Myrtle Hodge, Ova Lee Gameson, Vivian Campbell and Evelyn Rutherford, all of Archer City; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Bell, on October 5, 1965. Pallbearers were J.B. Adams, John DeMoss, Grady Graves, Virgil Patton, Dan Powell, Arch Andrews, Floyd Hoggins and Wayne King, Jr. SOURCE: Archer County News, 30 January 1992
Blackman, Elizabeth Elizabeth Blackman, 79, died Friday, January 24, 1992, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Services were 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Blackman was born January 28, 1912 in Archer County. She was a teacher and a member of Lamar Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, John of Barrow, Alaska, Joe of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Jim of Tucson, Arizona; one sister, Page Morgan of Iowa Park; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 30 January 1992
Singleton, Ray Ray C. Singleton, 88, died Friday, February 7, 1992 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 Antelope Cemetery. He was born July 2, 1903 in Coppell and had been a resident of Archer City since 1954. Survivors include three sisters, Thyra Robertson of Archer City, Ida Mae Voyles of Antelope, and Iva Jewell Kirkland of Irving; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Teddy Robertson, Tommy Robertson, David Robertson, Herman Voyles and David Emard. SOURCE: Archer County News 13 February 1992
Boydston, John H. John H. Boydston, 79, died Tuesday, February 4, 1992, in a Bowie hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Thursday at Burgess-Fry Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Cox, pastor of First Free Will Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Boydston was born May 3, 1912 in Decatur and lived in Bowie for 60 years, moving to Archer City two years ago. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include three sons, Jack of Mesquite, Ollie Douglas of Wichita Falls, and John Edwin of Denver; a brother, Glen of Apache Junction, Arizona; four sisters, Mae Fralin of Denton, Irene Terrell of Hawley, and Delma and Zelma Shrunk both of Knox City; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 13 February 1992
Spitler, Betty Jo Services for Betty Jo Spitler, 57, of Holliday were 1 p.m. Friday at Holliday First Baptist Church with Minister Gil Peters, pastor of Holliday Church of Christ and the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor of Holliday First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, March 4, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Mrs. Spitler was born March 15, 1934 in Fort Worth and had lived in Holliday since 1978. She was a waitress for Pioneer Restaurants and was also a stocker for Wal-Mart. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Jean Hunt Licata of Ocean City, New Jersey; two sons, James Hunt and Dwayne Jackson, both of Holliday; her stepfather, Robert Lee Curlee Sr. of Bryan; two bothers, George Wolf of Pasadena and Robert Lee Curlee Jr., of Martinez, California; a sister, Olive Anne Poteet Blum of College Station and four grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 12 March 1992
Smith, August August B. Smith, 88, died Thursday, March 26, 1992, in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 3 p.m. Sunday at Aulds Funeral Home with Clay Mims, minister of Church of Christ and Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mr. Smith was born March 20, 1904 in Bryson and had lived in Archer City since 1925. He and Nola Harris were married June 4, 1927 in Archer City. She died July 24, 1977. He was a member of the Archer City Church of Christ and a retired oil field worker and farmer. His son, Leory, died June 12, 1975. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou Buckley of Archer City and Patsy Bates of Wichita Falls; two sons, J.B. of Denton and Odell of Graham; a brother, Joe F. of Farmington, New Mexico; 14 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 2 April 1992
Slack, Margaret Ellen Margaret Ellen Gowdy Slack, 78, died Tuesday, June 30, 1992, at her home in Archer City. Services were 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wally Williams, pastor, and the Rev. John Taylor of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur, officiating. Poetry readings were by Larry McMurtry from "The Best of Me" by Margaret Ellen. Burial was under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. Slack was born January 17, 1914 in Jacksboro to James Alfred and Mary Ellen Gowdy and moved to Archer City at the age of 3. She and Joe D. Slack were married September 15, 1934 in Archer City and recently celebrated their 58th anniversary. She was a well-known artist and poet and was also a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Poetry Society of Texas and National Federation of State Poetry Societies both of which had awarded her numerous state and national awards. In 1986, she was elected to the Women's Hall of Fame of North Texas for her outstanding creative arts talents. She was the author of the "Best of Me," a collection of poetry published by Mill Pond Press of New York. Her paintings have also won dozens of state and regional awards. She was a graduate of the University of Texas and a teacher, philanthropist and civic workers. For nine years, she served as deputy county clerk of the Archer County courts. She was active in cultural organizations in Archer City and Wichita Falls. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Ceil Margaret Cleveland of Long Island, New York and Mary Ellen Webb of Bowie; two sons, J.D. Jr. of Red Lodge, Montana and Joe Gowdy of Wichita Falls; a sister, Mary Lois Ledbetter of Morton; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jet Webb, Jack Slack, Shea Slack, Wendy Gentile, Josie Webb, Johnny Webb, Timothy Owen, James Waldrip and Joe Gowdy Slack, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Sue Deen, Larry McMurtry, Judy McLemore and Charles Ledbetter. Memorials may be made to the Children's Corner Fund of the Archer County Library, P.O. Box 957, Archer City, Texas 76351. SOURCE: Archer County News, 9 July 1991
Hoover, Clarence, Jr. A wake for the Rev. Clarence Hoover, Jr., 41, of Holliday, was 7:30 p.m. Friday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maurine Street Church of God with the Rev. William Carnley, pastor and the Rev. Tom Fisher of Roff Pentecostal Church officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery. He died Wednesday, July 22, 1992, in Holliday. He was born August 20, 1950, in Wichita Falls and had lived in Holliday for 15 years. He was a minister and an evangelist. Survivors include his wife, Brenda; a son, Gerald of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Boyle of Trona, California and Elvin of Arlington; his father, Clarence Sr. of Holliday; and a grandchild. SOURCE: Archer County News, 30 July 1992
Hodgkins, Ed Services for Ed Hodgkins, 77, of Holliday, was 10 a.m. Saturday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hare, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park. He died Wednesday, July 29, 1992 in a Wichita Falls hospital. Mr. Hodgkins was born November 22, 1914 in Palo Pinto County and had lived in Holliday for five years. He previously lived in Wichita Falls for 51 years. He was a retired rancher and farmer. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Virla; two daughters, Edwina Sumrall of Holliday and Carolyn Morgan of Wichita Falls; two sons, Danny and John, both of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News - 6 August 1992
Goforth, Scottie Scottie Goforth, 41 of Archer City died Monday, August 17, 1992. Services were Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Archer City with pastor, Roger Deerinwater, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Goforth was born June 23, 1951 in Archer City, where he was a lifetime resident. He was a graduate of Archer City High School. Before working for Archer County, he was employed by Burns Petroleum. He was a member of First Baptist Church and American Legion Ira Jones Post No. 198 where he served as post adjutant. Pallbearers were Danny Ham, Dale Murphy, Jr., Gary Murphy, Hal Bobbitt, Mike Cameron and Duward Stone. Survivors include a daughter, Trish of Archer City; his mother; Lorine Goforth Case of Archer City; and a sister, Elaine Abshier of Archer City. SOURCE: Archer County News, 20 August 1992
Hornady, Joyce Prideaux Joyce Prideaux Hornady, 61, died Friday, August 14, 1992, from injuries received in a car accident Friday. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Wally Williams, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mrs. Hornady was born October 7, 1930 in Wichita Falls and lived in Archer County most of her life. She was the daughter of George Dewey Prideaux and Bess Drummond. She and Don Hornady were married August 9, 1952 in Archer City. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a home economics teacher at Archer City High School for more than 18 years. Pallbearers were Don Rux, John Bell, Jimmy Powell, Arch Andrews, Mike Mooney, Jr., and Charles Schroeder. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Cyd Salim of Borger and Lea Walker of Livingtston; and four grandsons, Matthew, Daniel, Stephen Salim and Cory Walker. SOURCE: Archer County News, 20 August 1992
Kestler, David Dons, Sr. Services for David Don Kestler, Sr., 63, of Holliday, were 10 a.m. Friday at First United Pentecostal Church at Electra with the Rev. Troy Talley, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Bowman Community Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home. He died Monday, August 10, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Mr. Kestler was born June 19, 1929 in Wichita Falls. He had lived in Holliday for eight years. He retired as a self-employed paint contractor in 1980. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Electra. He and Maxine Kestler were married on June 4, 1950 in Henrietta. She died December 20, 1974. He and Doris Ann Smith were married April 8, 1984 in Wichita Falls. Survivors include his wife; two sons, David and Adie James, both of Wichita Falls; a stepson Ralph C. Smith of Dallas; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Ann Warren of Wichita, Kansas; two sisters, Pebble Dulin of Wichita Falls and Melba Hill of Mesquite; two brothers, Robert of Holliday and Clyde of Scotland; and nine grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News - 20 August 1992
Prevost, Robert Ray Robert Ray "Bob" Prevost, 54, of Windthorst died Sunday, August 23, 1992. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coker Funeral Home with the Rev. Will Aston of Antelope Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Markley Cemetery. He was born September 10, 1937 in Calgary, Canada. He and Rosa Baggett were married October 7, 1986 in Nevada. He was retired from the real estate profession. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Kim and Kathy of Calgary; Pam of Tucson, Arizona and Tiffany of Texas; three sons, Randy and Bob of Calgary and Rick of Aldergrove, Canada; four sisters, Joan Snyder, Gina Tymkow, Debbie Scott and Shelley Richardson, all of Canada; and four grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 27 August 1992
Brewer, Nell K. Nell K. Brewer, 91, died Friday, November 12, 1993, in an Olney hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Monday at Aulds Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Lugn, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mrs. Brewer was born April 22, 1902 in Archer County where she was a lifetime resident. She and B.L. "Boots" Brewer were married December 18, 1937 in Walters, Oklahoma. He died August 17, 1987. She was a member of First Christian Church. She had been a member of the Archer City and Olney Rebekah Lodge for more than 40 years. Pallbearers were J.B. Berend, Todd Clayton, Stuart Berend, Doug Stanford, Mark Stanford and Steve Stanford. Honorary pallbearers were Charles McDaniel, G.M. (Spec) Strawn, D.E. Bratt, Bud Scott, Judd Gray and Danny Coleman. Survivors include two sons, Dickey W. Stanford of Archer City and Edwin T. Stanford of Lovington, New Mexico; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News - 18 November 1993
Townsend, Johnny W. Johnny W. Townsend, 50, of Holliday, died Monday, November 11, 1992, in a Seymour hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke Lutheran Church with the Rev. Rick Rollins, pastor of Holliday Assembly of God Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Townsend was born September 10, 1943 in Graham. He had lived in Holliday since 1988. He was an oilfield worker. Survivors include a son, Michael of Wichita Falls; a sister, Barbara David of Wichita Falls; a brother, Michael R. of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his father, George of Archer City and his mother, Lura of Holliday. SOURCE: Archer County News, 18 November 1993
Killian, John John A. Killian, 96, died Wednesday, November 17, 1993, in Hobbs, New Mexico. Services were 2 p.m. Thursday at Holliday First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill LaBarr, pastor, officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Killian was born November 11, 1897 in Newport. He was a longtime Holliday resident before moving to Hobbs three years ago. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Holliday and a 60-year member of Mason Dundee Lodge No. 994. He was a retired oil producer. Survivors include a son, John of Hobbs; two granddaughters; and three great-grandsons. SOURCE: Archer County News, 25 November 1993
Hudgeons, Bertie Bertie Newsom Hudgeons, 85, of Lubbock died Wednesday, November 17, 1993, in Lubbock. Services were Friday at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home with Darrel McWhorter, minister of Gatesville Church of Christ, and the Rev. Jack Dial, minister of Evangel Temple Assembly of God, officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery in Olney. Mrs. Hudgeons was born January 3, 1908 in Megargel. She was a homemaker and a member of Evangel Temple Assembly of God and Eastern Star. She was a former resident of Wichita Falls, Archer City and Lake Kickapoo before moving to Lubbock in 1991. She and R.A. Newsom were married November 18, 1928 in Olney. He died May 8, 1973. She and Cecil Hudgeons were married in January 1991 in Wichita Falls. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Billie Tims of Wichita Falls and Jimmie Phillips of Archer City; three stepsons, Fred and Paul, both of Lake City, Colorado, and Jerry of Midland; a sister, Georgia Owens of Mesquite; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several step-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 25 November 1993
Mills, Oza Ray Oza Ray Mills, 62, died Monday, December 6, 1993, in an Olney hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aulds Funeral Home in Archer City with the Rev. Allen Grant, pastor or Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Olney, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery. Mr. Mills was born December 14, 1930 in Oklaunion. He and Loyce Burnes were married in June, 1986 in Olney. He is a former Archer City resident and had lived in Olney since 1986. He was a retired oil field worker and a former member of Ira Jones Post No. 198 of the American Legion in Archer City. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bob, April 23, 1991. Pallbearers were Larry Denney, Mike Fuller, Randy Fuller, Rick Fuller, Steve Mills, Glenn Mills, and Kurt Berryman. Survivors include his wife; three sons, David A. and Raymond M., both of Wichita Falls and Eddie G. of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; two daughters, Deborah Poore of Los Angeles, California and Brenda Sentell of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two sisters, Mildred Cook of Archer City and Betty Kemp of Mansfield; a brother, R.W. of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 16 December 1993
Akers, Cecil Cecil Lillie Akers, 90, died Thursday, December 9, l993, in an Archer City nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Morrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Carter officiating. Burial was in Murray Cemetery. Mrs. Akers was born March 18, 1903 in Hustudel community near Eliasville. She and Herschel Floyd Akers were married December 11, 1923 in Eliasville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. Survivors include her husband of Archer City; four sons, Floyd W. of Tye, Fred N. of Eliasville, Carl E. of Archer City and Clyde W. of Fort Worth; a sister, Ruby Lee of Tucson, Arizona; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. SOURCE: Archer County News, 16 December 1993
Wood, Joe D. Joe D. Wood, 61, died Friday, December 13, 1993 in a San Antonio hospital. Graveside services were 10 a.m. Tuesday in Archer City Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Davis, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Wood was born July 25, 1932 in Archer City. He was a graduate of Archer City High School. He attended Midwestern State University before being called into the reserves. He made his career in the Navy with more than 30 years of service. He retired in 1986 as a master chief petty officer. He served as an auxiliary policeman with the Virginia Beach, Virginia, Police Department while he was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia. He was a Catholic. He and Marian F. Coyle were married January 2, 1954 in San Diego. Survivors include his wife; six daughters, Sharon Dey and Laurie, both of Archer City, Beverly Fisher of San Diego, Pamela Farinas and Judy, both of Virginia Beach and Cheryl Swartz of Harrisonburg, Virginia; three sons, Paul of San Diego and Bruce and Curt, both of Virginia; three brothers, Hal of Cement, Oklahoma, Max "Boe" of Archer City and Ardie of Scotland; and nine grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 30 December 1992
Brenneis, Joe Joe Brenneis, 81, died Sunday, December 26, 1993, in his home in Windthorst. Rosary was 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Chris Davis officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Windthorst under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. Mr. Brenneis was born June 16, 1912 in Windthorst where he was a lifetime resident. He was a retired dairy farmer and rancher. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He and Ida Mae Himmels were married January 2, 1941 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst. Survivors include his wife; a son, John of Lubbock; two daughters, Mary Sue Roberts of Woodbridge, Virginia and Sarah Koetter of Carrollton; a sister, Petronella Veitenheimer of Windthorst; and five grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 30 December 1993
Clement, Beatrice Beatrice Clement, 83, of Archer City, died Thursday, August 18, 1994, in an Olney Hospital. Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m. August 20, 1994, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, under the direction of Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilson was born in Erath County and was a resident of Fort Worth for 30 years. She worked as a Nurse, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Archer City. Survivors include one sister, Polly Killian, of Archer City; and 8 nieces and nephews. SOURCE: Archer County News, 25 August 1994
Wilson, Mary Mary Alma Wilson, 87, died Tuesday, August 16, 1994, in a Graham hospital. Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 18th, at Morrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Hubert Foust, of Mineral Wells, officiating. Burial was in Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson was born September 29, 1906, in Dundee. She moved to Graham 46 years ago from Archer City. She and John T. "Knothole" Wilson were married September 23, 1928, in Seymour. He died April 4, 1992. She was a co-owner and bookkeeper for Wilson Lumber company for 34 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Gettys Jo Wolfe, of Graham; a son, Bobby, of Graham; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 25 August 1994
Lindemann, Shannon Mary Shannon Lindemann, 28, died Thursday, August 25, 1994, in Wichita Falls. Mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, August 29, 1994, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst, with the Rev. Ivor Koch, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; the Rev. Chris Davis, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church; and the Rev. Bartholemew Landwemeyer, former pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Windthorst, under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Ms. Lindemann was born August 13, 1966, in Wichita Falls. She was a lifetime resident of the Wichita Falls area. She was a graduate of Windthorst High School, and Midwestern State University School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse. Pallbearers were Shannon's nephews, Shane Lindemann, Douglas Lindemann, Corey Lindemann, Casey Lindemann, Jamie Wilde, and Jonathan Wilde. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. "Rusty" Lindemann, of Windthorst; two sisters, Suzanne Wilde, of Plano, and Donna Schwartz, of Wichita Falls; five brothers, James D. "Doug" of Holliday, William L. "Billy" of Lakeside City, Bob and Tim, both of Holliday, and Jeff, of Archer City; and her grandmother, Edna Green, of Windthorst; and several nieces and nephews. SOURCE: Archer County News, 1 September 1994
Lyles, Richard 'Jiggs' Richard Lawrence "Jiggs" Lyles, 67, of Holliday, died Monday, August 29, 1994, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Graveside services were at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 31, 1994, in Dundee Cemetery, with Gil Peters, minister of Holliday Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home, of Archer City. Mr. Lyles was born September 22, 1926, in Cooke County. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Midland; and was a Masonry Contractor for more than 30 years. He had lived in Holliday since 1968. Pallbearers were Kirtis Ensey, Kris Lyles, Allen Monroe, Alan Rae, Ronnie Graham, and John Harrigal. Survivors include three sons, Billy of Florida, John O., of Cyril, Oklahoma, and David L., of Abilene; his mother, Stella M., of Holliday; two brothers, Howard C., of Holliday, and Mack W., of Wichita Falls; a sister, Zella Thorman, of Mineral Wells; and six grandchildren. SOURCE: Archer County News, 1 September 1994
Shawver, Tony Tony Shawver, 54, of Munday formerly of Megargel, died Friday, January 28, 1994, in Megargel. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Megargel Baptist Church with the Rev. Brad Sullard, pastor, and the Rev. David Ball, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Breckenridge, officiating. Burial was in Megargel Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. Mr. Shawver was born July 25, 1935 in Megargel. He was a graduate of Megargel High School and Texas Tech University. He and Branda Harmel were married April 4, 1958 in Olney. He was a farmer and welder. He served in the Army from 1958 to 1960. He was a member of the Munday Volunteer Fire Association and the First Baptist Church of Munday. He moved to Munday from Megargel in 1968. Survivors include his wife; a son, Carey of Megargel; a daughter, Joy Ball of Breckenridge; a sister, Sue Sharpley of Corsicana; his stepmother, Neta of Iowa Park; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Munday Elementary School Library, P.O. Box 300, Munday, Tx. 76371 or Megargel Cemetery Association. Source: Archer County News February 3, 1994
Pechacek, Emil Emil L. Pechacek, 95, died Sunday, February 6, 1994, in an Olney hospital. Rosary was 7:30 p.m. Monday at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home. Services were 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Megargel with the Rev. Aidan Donlon officiating. Burial was in Megargel Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Pechacek was born October 16, 1898 in Shiner. He was a longtime Megargel resident. He was a farmer and rancher and member of the Knights of Columbus for 57 years and of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He married Margaret Mary Kovar April 19, 1927 in Megargel. She died April 14, 1959. Survivors include three sons, Ed and John, both of Megargel and Jim of Las Vegas; a sister, Louise Churchill of Mercedes; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great- grandchildren. Source: Archer County News - Date ????
Wolf, Mary F. Mary F. Wolf, 85, of Windthorst, died Wednesday, April 15, 1992, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst with the Rev. Peter Sharum, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City. Pallbearers were Edward Wolf, Bryan Hemmi, Randy Wolf, Kurt Wolf, Roy Shcroeder, Wade Schreiber, Charles Atchley and David Schreiber. Mrs. Wolf was born December 2, 1906 in Hillje. She and Anton N. Wolf were married November 7, 1928 in Scotland. He died September 19, 1973. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include five daughters, Dorothy Schreiber and Frances Schroeder, both of Windthorst, Mary Jo Weatherred of Holliday, Rosella Conner of Post Oak, and Helen Ann Hemmi of Scotland; three sons, Anton A. Jr., James and John, all of Windthorst; two sisters, Theresa Hajovsky and Helen Martinka, both of Scotland; three brothers, Hugh Teichman and Tony Teichman, both of Scotland, and Fred Teichman of Amarillo; 51 grandchildren and 77 great grand-children. Source: Archer County News April 23, 1992
Blair, Jimmie Jimmie Blair, 75, of Holliday died Tuesday, February 15, 1994, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were Saturday at Dundee Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Pursley, pastor, and John Gaither, lay speaker, officiating. Burial was in Dundee Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Blair was born November 15, 1918 in Lipan. He lived in Wichita Falls area for 50 years. He was a cowboy. He and Lois Fry were married January 22, 1973. Survivors include three brothers, Odell and Louis, both of Dundee and Dale of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Bertie Beekman of Archer City, Edith Anderson of Seymour and Kay Reynoldds of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; and two step grandsons. Source: Archer County News February 24, 1994
Snodgrass, W.F. W.F. "Flem" Snodgrass, 83, of Holliday died Wednesday, February 9, 1994, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 1 p.m. Friday at Hampton-Vaughn Funeral Home with the Rev. William Etheredge, retired Baptist pastor, officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Byers. Mr. Snodgrass was born November 7, 1910 in Byers. He was a lifetime Wichita Falls area resident. He was a Baptist and a ranch foreman for Taylor Estates. Survivors include a daughter, Sue Larrison of Holliday; a sister, Margaret Wilson of Archer City; a brother, Bob Bailey of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren and two great-granchildren. Source: Archer County News February 17, 1994
Fisher, Dean Dean Fisher, 64, died Sunday, Februry 27, 1994, in his home in Archer City. Services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 1994, at First United Methodist Church in Archer City with the Rev. Willie Johnson. pastor, officiating. Graveside services were 4 p.m. Tuesday at Colorado City Cemetery in Colorado City with the Rev. Lloyd Johnson, pastor of St. Luke's Methodist Church in Colorado City, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral home. Mr. Fisher was born August 25, 1929 in Colorado City. He graduated from Colorado City High School in 1946 and from Sul Ross State University in Alpine in 1959 with a masters degree in education. He had served two years as a corporal in the U.S. army in the Korean Conflict. Upon completion of his two- year term, he moved to Archer City and taught school at Archer City Independent School District until his retirement in May 1987. He also served as a school bus driver and timekeeper at local basketball games. A rancher throughout most of his life, he also served as a deputy for the Archer County Sheriff's Department and was currently a reserve deputy. He was a member of the Archer Masonic Lodge #708 and had served as past Worshipful Master. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was a former mermber of the board of trustees. He was a current board member of the Archer Housing Authority. Pallbearers were Charlie King, Bill Crow, Howard Barton, Jack Strain, Ross Strain, Jim Powell, Kenneth Culwell, and Jim Ashton. Survivors include one sister, Jane Murray of Andrews; one brother, Danny Fisher of Houston; one niece and two nephews. Source: Archer County News Marh 3, 1994
Adams, Genevieve Genevieve "Ginny" Harmon Adams, 83, died Friday, February 25, 1994, in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Holliday Church of Christ with Gil Peters officiating. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral home. Mrs. Adams was born March 4, 1910 in Elmore City, Oklahoma. She was a graduate of Elmore City High School. She had attended Abilene Christian College and University of Oklahoma. She served as secretary for Holliday school superintendent W.S. Thomas for several years before joining the U.S.Post Office in 1947. She was appointed postmaster in Holliday in 1971. She retired in 1978. She and Leland C. Adams were married December 29, 1933 in Duncan, Oklahoma. They moved to Holliday in 1936. He died May 19, 1988. She was a member of National League of Postmasters. She was also a member of Holliday Church of Christ where she was a Bible class teacher and had helped her husband as church treasurer and elder. Survivors include a son, Harold of Nederland; a brother, Harold Harmon of Denison; four sisters, Rosemond Kitchens of Mineola,Larry Thompson of Rochester, New York, Chole Zophy of Sherrill, New York, and Zephyrhills, Florida and Urchic Wales of Radnor, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News March 3, 1994
Hilbers, Evelyn Evelyn Hilbers, 76, of Archer City, died Friday, February 25, 1994, in an Olney hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Lunn Funeral Home of Olney with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church of Archer City, officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery. Mrs. Hilbers was born August 16, 1917 in Archer County. She and Bennie Hilbers were married October 13, 1937 in Wink. He died July 1, 1960. She was a homemaker and former employee of Hamilton Hospital in Olney and Archer County Hospital. She was a Baptist. She had lived in the Olney area until 1969 when she moved to Archer City. Survivors include a daughter, Bennie Jo Hutson of Archer City; a son, Charles of Archer City; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Olney Cemetery Association. Source: Archer County News March 3, 1994
Hammontree, Donna Donna Jean Hammontree, 40, died Saturday, March 12, 1994, at a Dallas hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at the Archer City Church of Christ with Barry Wiseman, minister, and Roger Deerinwater, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Aulds Funeral home. Ms. Hammontree was born September 28, 1953 in Olney. She had been a resident of Archer City since 1956. She was a member of the Church of Christ where she had published the weekly bulletin and the monthly newsletter. She graduated from Archer City High School in 1972, where she was active in band all four years and elected band sweetheart. She was a member of the library club and Future Homemakers of America, where she served as an officer and elected Who's Who in Home Economics. She was elected Citizen of the Month her freshman year and girl of the month her sophomore year. She had been employed as a secretary and bookkeeper of Jansen Well Service in Archer City and Forget-Me-Not Florist in Wichita Falls since 1981. Her father, H.W. "Pete" Hammontree died October 8, 1977. Her brother, David Wesley Hammontree, died December 10, 1945. Pallbearers were Bill Jansen, John Starkey, Doug Fox, Keith Fox, Wayne Cox, J.C. Whisnand and Steve Borgman. Survivors include her mother, Christine Hammontree of Archer City; a brother, Bobby of Gorman; and one nephew, Shane Hammontree of Germany. The family suggests memorial be made to Archer City Library, P.O. Box 957, Archer City, Tx. 76351 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic of the Children's Medical Foundation, 2777 Stemmons Expressway, Ste. 1452, Dallas, Tx 75207-2214. Source: Archer County News March 17, 1994
Mathis, Mildred Mildred Campbell Mathis, 60, died Thursday, March 10, 1994, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Willie Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral home. Mrs. Mathis was born November 21, 1933 in Archer City. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she was church secretary for more than 10 years. She also served on numerous committees in the church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and past president. She was vice-president and program director for the Archer City chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and also a former president in the AARP chapter. She was a founding member and distribution director for Archer County Food Bank. She was past chairman of the Archer City chapter of the American Red Cross Blood Bank. She served on the board of directors of the Archer City Cemetery Association and the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association in Clay County. She had also served as secretary of the Archer City Cemetery Association for more than eight years. She was a former election judge in Archer County. Pallbearers were DeWayne Whitsitt, Dan Cherry, M.E.Campbell, Don Campbell, Dayne Campbell, and Lee Wayne Jones. Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Anne Mathis of Wichita Falls and Angenel H. Walling of Archer City; her father and stepmother, George and Thelma Campbell of Archer City; two sisters, Glenna Cherry of Cibolo and Phyllis Whitsitt of Olney; a step sister, Deanna Bernhardt of Henrietta; a step-brother, Eddie McGowen of Joy; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Archer City Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 198, Archer City or First Untied Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 993, Archer City, Tx. 76351. Source: Archer County News March 17, 1994
Akers, Herschel Herschel Floyd Akers, 93, of Archer City died Tuesday, March 10, 1994 in and Olney hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at Morrison Funeral home in Graham with the Rev. Don Russell, pastor of Remington Street Church of God in Graham, officiating. Burial was in Murray Cemetery. Mr. Akers was born November 26, 1900 in Eliasville in Young County. He moved to Archer City eight years ago from Eliasville. He and Cecil Lillie Reger were married December 11, 1923 in Eliasville. She died in 1993. He was a retired pumper for Gulf Oil Co. and a member of Assembly of God Church. Survivors include four sons, Floyd W. of Tye, Fred N. of Eliasville, Carl E. of Archer City and Clyde W. of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Source: Archer County News March 17, 1994
Eubanks, W.B. W.B. "Bill" Eubanks, 65, died Saturday, March 19, 1994, in a San Antonio hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Eubanks was born October 29, 1928 in Mobeetie. He moved to Archer City in 1993. He and Jo Green married November 23, 1946 in Seymour. He worked in the sales department of Taylor foundry in Wichita Falls and spent 30 years in the trucking and agricultural industries. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Archer City Country Club. He was a past member of the Lions Club, a Boy Scout leader in Wichita Falls, and a former advisor to a diesel mechanic school in Wichita Falls. Pallbearers were Mark Green, Mitch Green, Allen Davis, Vernon Geis, John Cox, Mark Tucker and Bobby Green. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rick of Englewood, Colorado and Rusty of Kirkland, Washington; a daughter, Suzan of Archer City; his father, C.E. Wheeler; a brother, Floyd of Hereford; and eight grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 756, Archer City, Texas or Archer City Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 198, Archer City, Tx. 76351. Source: Archer County News March 24, 1994
Cathey, Pat Pat Cathey, 71, of Windthorst, died Wednesday, March 16, 1994, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker Funeral Home with the Rev. Duane Perkinson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Jacksboro, officiating. Burial was in Antelope Cemetery. Mr. Cathey was born January 3, 1923 in Bristow, Oklahoma. He and Garnett Barry were married January 22, 1949 in Jacksboro. She died in November 1991. He was a Baptist and heavy equipment owner and operator. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8914 in Jacksboro. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Forces. He served in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon. He was a former owner of a club in Wichita Falls for five years. Survivors include two brothers, Glen of Norwalk, California and Larry Gobble of Muenster; and his mother, Leona Gobble of Muenster. Source: Archer County News March 24, 1994
Simek, Lillian Lillilan Simek, 88, died Saturday, March 5, 1994, in an Olney hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Megargel with the Rev. Bart J. Landwermeyer, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Megargel Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. She was born September 18, 1905 in Praha. She and John Henry Simek were married on September 21, 1927 in Megargel. He died on September 12, 1969. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Olney. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary there. She had been a resident of Olney since 1967. Before that, she had lived in Megargel. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Matus of Megargel; a brother, Jim Brom of Megargel; a sister, Agnes Hrncirik of Seymour; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News March 10, 1994
Blair, Lois Mae Lois Mae Blair, 72, of Holliday, died Tuesday, January 18, 1994, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Friday in Antelope Cemetery with the Rev. Harvey McMurry, pastor of City View Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mrs. Blair was born January 25, 1921 in Shannon. She was a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls. She was a homemaker and member of Mankins First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jimmie; a son, David Plemmons of Enid, Oklahoma; two sisters, Peggy Jackson of Holliday and Corinne Menefee of Natural Bridge, Virginia; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Source: Archer County News January 27, 1994
Kirkland, H. B. H. B. Kirkland, 94, died Sunday, January 23, 1994, in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Archer City Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Kirkland was born November 18, 1899 in Plano. He and Lillie Mae Breedding were married March 2, 1921 in Idabel, Oklahoma. He moved to Archer City in October 1970 from Wichita Falls. He retired in 1965 from the Texas Highway Department as a mechanic. He was a former member of Woodmen of the World and the International Order of Odd Fellows. He attended Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Archer City. His daughter, Nellie Logsdon, died January 16, 1990. Pallbearers were Gary McIntosh, Jeff Jackson, Mike Jackson, Jason Newton, Kelly Kennedy and Eric Rodgers. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Helen Jackson of Levelland and Lena Mason of Iowa Park; a son, William B. of Archer City; three sisters, Bessie Haily of Garland, Hallie Dollgener of Mesquite and Louise Young of Grand Saline; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Source: Archer County News January 27, 1994
Seale, Billy Billy Joe Seale, 65, of Holliday died Saturday, August 7, 1993, at his home. Services were 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Holliday with the Rev. Randy Potter, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. He was born February 1, 1928 in Dodd City and moved to Holliday in 1988. He was a gasoline operator for El Paso Natural Gas Co. for 36 years. Survivors include his wife, Verba Lee; two daughters, Mary Ann Vernon of Sugarland and Betty Jean Joiner of Abilene; a sister, Peggy Peterson of Electra; a brother, Raymond of Breckenridge; and three grandchildren. Source: Archer County News August 12, 1993
King, Bennie P. Bennie P. King, 89, of 4411 S. Henry Grace Freeway in Wichita Falls died Tuesday, August 8th in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Graveside services were held last Thursday in Archer City Cemetery with the Rev. Willie Johnson, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Archer City, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mrs. King is survived by her son, Wayne, Jr. of Wichita Falls; five grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Sr. and a daughter, Patsy Ballard. Mrs. King resided at Grace Park Manor until her death. Source: Archer County News August 12, 1993
Coleman, Dick Dick Coleman, 72, died Sunday, August 1, 1993, at his home on the Coleman Ranch in northern Archer County. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Roger Deerinwater, pastor, officiating. Entombment was at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Coleman was born November 17, 1920 in Wichita County. He moved to northern Archer County as a very small child and had lived on the family ranch his entire life. He and Rena Williams were married May 28, 1942 in Walters, Oklahoma. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served on the building committee many years ago. He served on the board of trustees for the Archer City Independent School District. He was a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and was involved in the cattle business his entire life. He was a life member of the American Quarter Horse Association and raised quarter horses for many years. He served as an Archer County Commissioner for precinct 1 for 12 years. He was instrumental in the organization and development of the Archer County Hospital. He was a founding member and past president of the Archer City Rodeo Association and a past president of the Wichita Falls Camp Fire Council. He was also a former Boy Scout leader in Archer City and past president of the Wichita Falls Chapter of the Texas Public Employees Association while employed at the Wichita Falls State Hospital. He was a current member of the Texas Farm Bureau, the Lake Arrowhead Association and Ira Jones Post 198 of the American Legion of Archer City. He was an army veteran of World War II serving in India. The son of Dickey and Jewell Evans Coleman, he was a descendant of an Archer County pioneering family that settled in northern Archer County in the early 1880s. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Jo, on February 2, 1944, his son Les on September 28, 1961 and a brother Carl Hargis who was killed during action in World War II in Italy in June 5, 1944. Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Jim and Mavis Jennings of Amarillo; and a granddaughter, Jill Jennings of Amarillo. Pallbearers were Mike Stewart, Ronnie Benton, Lynn Lewis, John Hampton, Kerry Bowen, and Stephen Huffman. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O.Box 756, Archer City, Texas, 76351; or Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308. Source: Archer County News August 5, 1993
Holt, Katherine Katherine Myers Holt, 72, of Scotland, died Sunday, August 1, 1993, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Funeral Home in Lubbock. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park. She was born November 1, 1920 in Indianhoma, Oklahoma and moved to the Littlefield-Lubbock area in 1944. She moved to Scotland in 1989. Her husband Don died in 1990. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church of Lubbock and retired in 1985 from a position with the Girl Scouts of Lubbock. Survivors include two sons, Frank Johnson of Wichita Falls and Jim Johnson of Lubbock; a daughter, Naoma Sue Fruth of Anoka, Minnesota; a sister, Wauldene McKinney of Littlefield; a brother, Harold Myers of Harlingen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorder Research, 919 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL. 60611-1676. Source: Archer County News August 5, 1993
Bloodworth, Durward Durward Allen Bloodworth, Jr., 48, of Holliday died Tuesday, 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 July 1, 1993
Schroeder, Frances Frances C. Schroeder, 62, of Windthorst, died Tuesday, December 30, 1993 in a Wichita Falls nursing home. Rosary was 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst, Texas. Mass as 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Chris Davis, pastor, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City. Mrs. Schroeder was born October 9, 1931 in Windthorst and was a lifetime resident. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Christian Mothers' Society. She was a homemaker and had worked at Berend Brothers Egg Farm. She and Alois "Ally" Schroeder were married September 27, 1949 in Windthorst. Pallbearers were Richard Schreiber, Ronnie Schroeder, Clifford W. Pennartz, Jody Jackson, Cody Pennartz, and Dustin Pennartz. Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Elaine Zihlman of Haltom City, Carolyn Wiede and Shirley Buie, both of San Marcos, Darlene Pennartz of Windthorst and Rena Mathews of Wichita Falls; two sons, Darrell of Windthorst and Roy of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Dorothy Schreiber of Windthorst, Mary Jo Russe of Iowa Park, Rosella Conner of Post Oak, and Helen Ann Hemmi of Scotland; three brothers, Anton Wolf, Jr. Jim Wolf, and John S. Wolf,all of Windthorst; 14 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Tx. 76310. Source: Archer County News January 6, 1994
McCarty, H.M. H.M. "Mike" McCarty, 75, died Saturday, January 1, 1994 in a Wichita Falls hospital. 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. Mr. McCarty was born September 9, 1918 in Megargel. He and Catherine Pryor were married December 22, 1949 in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Archer City. He was a veteran of the Army Air Forces, serving in World War II. He was stationed in New Guinea and in Hickam Field, Hawaii. He had been employed as a pumper for Ausanka Oil Operations of Wichita Falls for more than 23 years in Throckmorton County. He retired from Ladd Petroleum in 1984. He was involved in farming most of his life. Pallbearers were Van Arlan Moses, John Keeter, Mac Devrow, Craig Cowan, Lyndle Manual and Frank Bruton. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Bianca Jackson of Lake Kickapoo. Christine Timmons of Throckmorton and Marty of Wichita Falls; two sons, Michael of Wichita Falls and Kirk of Arlington, Washington; a sister, Tess Watson of Archer City; and seven grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Archer City Chapter of American Cancer Society, P.O.Box 429, Archer City 76351 or Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road , Wichita Falls, 76310. Source: Archer County News January 6, 1994
Crawford, J. L. J. L. Crawford, 65, died Friday, December 24, 1993, in a Midland hospital. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Archer City Cemetery with Roger Deerinwater, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home. Mr. Crawford was born August 8, 1928 in Archer County. He moved to Archer City in 1933 where he lived until moving to Midland in 1984. He was a graduate of Archer City High School. he was a carpenter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Don of Midland. Source: Archer County News January 6, 1994
Coe, Ray Ray Coe, 68, of Holliday, Texas, died Saturday (April 4, 1992) in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Holliday with the Rev. Bill LaBarr, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Coe was born March 2, 1924, in Franklin County, Texas. He moved to Holliday in 1959. He retired as superintendent from Holliday Independent School District in 1983. He held a bachelor's and master's degree in education from East Texas State University. He served in the Navy in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hopkins, a daughter, Janet White of Mineral Wells, Texas; a son Jim Ray of Houston, a sister, La Verne Harris of Winnsboro, Texas; three brother, Robert and Tommy, both of Shreveprot, La, and James of Odessa, Texas; and two grandchidlren. The family will receive guest from 7-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Gilmore, JoAnn JoAnn Gilmore 60, died Monday (Jan 16, 1995) in her home in Dundee, Texas. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dundee Methodist church with Gil Peters, minister of Church of Christ of Holliday, Texas and the Rev. Bill Pursley, pastor of Dundee Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Dundee Cemetery under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. Mrs. Gilmore was born Sept 27, 1934 in Dundee, where she was a lifetime resident. She and Leo Gilmore were married July 15, 1953 in Dundee. Survivors include her husband; her mother, Lorine Gilmore of Dundee; three sons, Allen of Holliday, and Bob and Guy, both of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Izola Hunsaker of Wichita Falls, Claudette Noles of Dallas and Rosemary Copeland of Graham, Texas and seven grandchildren. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Dundee Cemetery Association.
Carr, Hazel Marie Hazel Marie Carr, 66, died Saturday (Oct. 5, 1996) at her Holliday, Texas, home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holliday First Baptist church with the Rev. Randy Potter and the Rev. Gil Peters officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. Mrs. Carr was born Jan.24, 1930, In Archer County. She was a health-care attendant before retiring in 1993. She was a Member of the Archer county Homemakers Class, the Alathean Class and the Tops Club in Holliday and Fritch, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Holliday. Survivers include her mother, Ruth M. Jones of Holliday; two sons, Marvin D. of Burleson, Texas, and J.D. of Fritch; a daughter, Mary Jane of Burleson; two sisters, Dessie Hurt, and her twin sister, Verba Seale, both of Holliday; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 this evening. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or Holliday First Baptist Church.
Williams, David C. David Charles Williams, 71, of Holliday, Texas, died Tuesday (August 6, 1996) in a Wichita Falls hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Holliday First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill LaBarr, Pastor, Officiating. Burial will be in Dundee, Texas Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Williams was born July 4, 1925, in Dundee, Texas. He was a rancher. He was a member of the Dundee United Methodist church and the Red River Renegades. He was an ex-board member of the Texas Wheat Growers Association and an ex-director of the Electra State Bank. He was a special deputy for Archer County. Survivors include his wife, Betty J. of Holliday; two daughters, Katie Mitchell of Holliday and Molly McNair of Midland, Texas; a son, Patrick of Canyon, Texas; a brother, Kenneth of Dundee, Texas; a sister, Mary Beth Wigington of Oklahoma City and four grandchildren. The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Parsons, Helen E. Helen Elizabeth Parsons, 76, of Holliday, Texas, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, in Denton, Texas. Graveside services will be in Roselawn memorial Park in Denton with Dr. Larry Davis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of DeBerry Funeral Home. Mrs. Parsons was born July 17, 1920 in Purdon, Texas. She was a graduate of Dawson High School and the University of North Texas, where she received her teaching certificate. She ws a member of the First United Methodist Church of Holliday. She was a Home Economics teacher at Holliday high School, retiring in 1970. Surviviors include a sister, Hazel Hall Hunsaker of Farmers Branch, Texas and two brothers, John Grover Hall of Denton and J.B. "Dutch" Isbell of Sanger, Texas.
Carver, Johnny Henry Johnny Henry Carver, 76 died Thursday, June 3, 1999, in a Wichita Falls Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First University Methodist Church of Holliday with the Rev. John Dillard, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Holliday Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mr. Carver was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Mesquite, Texas. He and Jo Carol Hoing were married Sept 1, 1950 in Holliday. She died in August 1993. He served in the military during World War !! and earned the American Theatre medal, EAME Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, the Good conduct Medal and World War II Victory metal. He retired from Ayres Oil Inc. after 28 years of service and in the mid-60's had a short career as a race horse jockey. His son, Johnny, died in June 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Patti Harris of Wichita Falls and Pam McCord of Archer City, Texas; two sisters, Betty Lewis of Lawton, Okla., and Jo Ann Owens of Aransas Pass, Texas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American heart Association.
Coffman, Frances Wirz Services for Mrs. Frances Wirz Coffman, 74, of Vera, were held Wednesday in Vera United Methoist Church. Officiating ministers were the pastor,Rev. Eddie Allsup, Rev. Douglas Crow aand Rev. Roland Moore. Burial was in the Vera Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home. Mrs. Coffman died Sunday in a Wichita Falls hospital. She was born May 17, 1913 in Baylor County and was a member of the Vera United Methoist Church. She was a teacher in the public schools for 23 years and a member of the Retired Teachers' Assn. She was a Sunday School Teacher, past county chaairman for the Know Coaunty Unit, American Cancer Society and a past president of the Knox County Historical Commission. Survivors include her husband, Olen Coffman of Vera; threee daughters, Barnara Moore of Seymour, Marianne Coffman of Denton and Jackie Coffman Lane of Archer City; two sons, Olen Coffman, Jr. of Vera and Robert Coffman of Goree; four sisters, Bertha Martin, Minnie Dormier and Rosa Lena McMahon, all of Seymour and Margaret NNelson of Alpine; two brothers, Clements Wira of Seymour and Sam Wirz of Redlands, Calif. and six grandchildren. Pallbearers were jerry Beck, R.E. Massey, Rex Tillery, Charles Plunkett, Bob Cude and Bill Hudson. Honorary pall bearers were Bill Townsend, Norman Clark, Weston Parrish, Olaf Shipman, Armand Smith and les Jamison. The family suggests that memorials be made to the donor's church. Source: Archer County News, Thursday Nov. 5, 1987






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