Today's Obituaries (Aug. 26, 1997)
Richard S. Loza, 51, of Abilene died Sunday at a local hospital.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home chapel, 542 Hickory. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at
St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe Uecker
officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Loza was born in Abilene, where he lived all his life.
He was a tile mechanic for Central Flooring and a member of St.
Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lupe Loza of Abilene; one son,
Richard Loza Jr. of Abilene; one daughter, Marcy Loza of Abilene;
four brothers, Pete Ornelas of Bakersfield, Calif., Jose Guadalupe
Zuniga of Los Angels, Calif., and Frank Loza and Tony Loza, both
of Abilene; three sisters, Irene Flores and Anita Valencia, both
of Abilene, and Eulalia Torres of Robert Lee; and four grandchildren.
Crawford Collier, 60, died Aug. 19 at a local hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ash Street Baptist
Church with the Rev. Robert Giles officiating. Burial will be
in Odd Fellows Cemetery, directed by Curtis-Starks Funeral Home,
542 E.N. 7th.
Mr. Collier was born in Bessemer, Ala., and had lived in Taylor
County for a number of years. He was employed by Western Trailer
and Equipment Co. and was a Baptist. He married Mary Medlock in
Survivors include his wife, of Abilene; four daughters, Ruby
M. Collier of Chicago, Ill., Deborah Collier of Abilene, Debbie
S. Hillerd of Farmington, N.M., and Demkia Nixon of Minneapolis,
Minn.; four sons, Billy Ross of Grants, N.M., Andrew Collier of
Waterloo, Iowa, Gary R. Collier of Las Cruces, N.M., and Crawford
Collier III of Minneapolis; three brothers, Charlie Collier, Willie
Collier and J.D. Collier, all of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie
Hall of Chicago and Lillie Chapman of Bessemer; 14 grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. today.
Elbert Otto Garlington
LAFAYETTE, La. - Elbert Otto Garlington, father of two Anson
residents, died Aug. 19 at his home.
Services were Thursday at Martin & Castille Funeral Home
Chapel with the Revs. David Plunkett and Tracy King officiating.
Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Cemetery in La Feria.
Mr. Garlington grew up in Mittie, La., and had lived in Lafayette
for 30 years. He was retired after 20 years with Amoco Oil Co.
and was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church of Scott,
La. He was married to Gussie Green Garlington for 29 years.
Survivors include his wife, of Lafayette; one daughter, Peggy
(Mrs. Bob) Eubanks of Anson; two sons, Robert Dale Garlington
of Austin and Terry Deane Garlington of Anson; two sisters, Alice
Young of Sugartown, La., and Bessie Johnson of Grant, La.; six
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, P.O. Box 3467,
Lafayette LA 70502.
Alma Alice Favor Culwell
KNOX CITY - Alma Alice Favor Culwell, 99, died Sunday at a
Haskell hospital after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Knox City Cemetery
with the Rev. Dusty Garrison officiating, directed by Smith Funeral
Mrs. Culwell was born in Navarro County and was a bookkeeper
for Knox City Gin and Stamford Bank for many years. She was a
member of First Christian Church.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Jerry Culwell of Palm Desert,
Calif.; three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
Felton Alex Brashier
RANGER - Felton Alex Brashier, 50, of Palm Springs, Calif.,
died Sunday in California.
Private memorial services are planned, directed by Edwards
Mr. Brashier was born in Ranger and graduated from Ranger High
School in 1965. He attended Ranger College and Texas Tech University.
He owned and operated a restaurant in California and was a member
of Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church in San Francisco, Calif.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Brashier of Ranger; two
brothers, Tommy Brashier of Waco and Richard Brashier of Overland
Park, Kan.; two nieces and three nephews.
Memorials may be made to Pete Brashier Memorial Scholarship
Fund at First Baptist Church in Ranger.
J.J. Spoto, 64, of Abilene died Thursday at a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Allen-Korzenewski Funeral
Orval Drew Southall
DUBLIN - Orval Drew Southall, 69, died Sunday at an Erath County
hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Harrell Funeral
Home Memorial Chapel.
Monez Neeper Scogin
SWEETWATER - Monez Neeper Scogin, 70, died Monday at her home.
Services are pending with Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Jane (Mrs. Alton) Perrin
EASTLAND - Jane (Mrs. Alton) Perrin, 68, died Saturday at a
local nursing home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday
in Alameda Cemetery, directed by Edwards Funeral Home.
ANSON - Mary R. Guernsey, 75, died Monday at a local hospital.
Services are pending with Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.
Jimmie Marie McCann
Jimmie Marie McCann, 77, died Monday at a local nursing home.
Services are pending with Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.
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