Today's Obituaries (Oct. 2, 1997)
Martin Wilson Parmer
Martin Wilson Parmer, 36, died Wednesday in a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 U.S. Hwy 277 South, with Dr. George
Gaston and Chaplain Billy Tucker officiating. Burial will be in
Elmwood Memorial Park.
Mr. Parmer was born in Abilene and graduated from Abilene High
School in 1979. He married Gina Riddle in 1980 in Abilene and
formerly worked for I.A. Parmer as an oil operator for 14 years.
He later worked for SAIA Motor Freight and Halliburton.
Survivors include his wife, of Abilene; one son, Jacob Ryan
Parmer of Abilene; his parents, I.A. and Mae Parmer; three sisters,
Kathy Tidmore of Abilene, Gayle Corry of Irving and Patsy Devereaux
of Arlington; one brother, David Green of Dumas; and several nieces,
nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Memorials may be sent to ALS Association, 21021 Venture Blvd,
Suite 321, Woodland Hills, Calif. 91364-9764.
Paul J. Herrera, 62, owner and operator of Paul's Barber Shop
for 32 years, died Tuesday in a local hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Hillcrest Church of Christ
with Dr. Mark Jones and Pablo Sanabria officiating. Burial will
be in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Elmwood Funeral Home,
5750 U.S. Hwy 277 South.
Mr. Herrera was born in Abilene and married Elizabeth Martinez
Survivors include his wife, of Abilene; three daughters, Debbie
Rodriguez, Priscilla Reese of Arlington and Mary Elizabeth Herrera
of Abilene; one son, Paul E. Herrera; three brothers, Chris Herrera,
Sam Herrera and Johnny Herrera; three sisters, Lupita Villallovos,
Barbara Herrera and Elena Avila; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces
Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, 209 S. Danville,
Billie Dorr Lipham
Billie Dorr Lipham, 69, technician for Southwestern Bell Telephone
Co. for 41 years until retiring, died Tuesday in a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Highway 36 Church of Christ
with Dr. Edwin Headrick and Bill Eason officiating. Burial will
be in Dudley Cemetery, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home,
Mr. Lipham was born in Truby and graduated from Anson High
School in 1945. He married Mary Ellen Lassetter in 1945 in Anson
and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He
was a past commander of both American Legion Post 57 and the legion's
17th District. He was a deacon and elder at Highway 36 Church
Survivors include his wife, of Potosi; one son, Barry D. Lipham
of Fort Worth; two daughters, Zan Blount of Tulsa, Okla., and
Delores Loedel of San Diego; two sisters, Mary F. Stanley of Noodle
and Laverne Barnes of Abilene; and three grandchildren.
Tesse Belle Painter
Tesse Belle Painter, 71, died Wednesday at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Elliott-Hamil Funeral
Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with the Rev. Larry Tarver
officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Painter was born in Ranger and graduated from high school
in Corpus Christi. She worked in civil service for the Federal
Aeronautics Administration during World War II. She married Dwight
Painter in 1951 in Midland and was a homemaker. She was employed
by the Texas Department of Public Safety until retiring.
Survivors include her husband, of Abilene; one son, David Dwight
Painter of Spring; one daughter, Traella Kay Painter of Austin;
one sister, Lessie Jean Roark of San Diego; and four grandchildren.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- June E. Hayes, 77, formerly of Abilene,
died Wednesday in Carmichael, Calif.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Cochrane's Chapel of
the Roses. Burial will be in Roseville District Cemetery.
Mrs. Hayes was born in Galveston and lived in Abilene for 20
years. She moved to Roseville in 1984.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Hayes of Roseville; one
son, William Russell Hayes of Stateline, Nev.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to a favorite charity.
GRAHAM -- Pearlene Oliphant, 91, of Abilene and formerly of
Graham, died Wednesday in an Abilene hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Morrison Funeral Home
Chapel with the Revs. Mel Stamback and Bill Gathings officiating.
Burial will be in Gooseneck Cemetery in Young County.
Mrs. Oliphant was born in Comanche County and married W.M.
Gathings in 1923. She was a homemaker. She moved to Graham in
1949 from Newcastle, and Abilene in 1992. She was a Baptist and
was the widow of Oran Oliphant, whom she married in 1953 in Woodson.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Elliott of Abilene
and Maudine Knight of Raceland, La.; three sons, Charles Gathings
of Dallas, Bennie Gathings of Abilene and J.O. Gathings of Hurst;
11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Lucile Baker Smith
SANTA ANNA -- Lucile Baker Smith, 97, died Tuesday.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today in Greenleaf Cemetery
in Brownwood with the Rev. Pat McClatchy officiating, directed
by Heartland Funeral Home of Early.
Mrs. Smith was born in Bastrop County near Smithville and moved
to Brown County at a young age. She graduated from high school
in Brownwood and Howard Payne University. She taught school in
Buffalo, Clear Creek, Valera and Woodland Heights in Brownwood.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women at Santa Anna First
United Methodist Church and was the widow of Pierce Baker, whom
she married in 1921; and Dale Smith, whom she married in 1971.
Survivors include two nieces and one nephew.
Memorials may be sent to Santa Anna First United Methodist
BRECKENRIDGE -- N.B. Loudder, 86, of Bedford and formerly of
Breckenridge, died Tuesday in a Bedford hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Elliott Street Church
of Christ with Jim Cox officiating. Graveside services will be
at 2 p.m. in Mount Marion Cemetery in Strawn, directed by Melton
Mr. Loudder was born in Gunsight and lived in Breckenridge
for many years. He served with the U.S. Navy's Seabees during
World War II and was a retired shop foreman of R.E. Dye Manufacturing.
He was a member of Elliott Street Church of Christ and was the
widower of Joyce Walker Loudder, whom he married in 1941 in Breckenridge.
Survivors include one daughter, Renee Hayden of Bedford; one
sister, Jolene Hubbard of San Angelo; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today in the funeral home.
WINTERS -- Robert M. Mayfield, 81, died Wednesday in a local
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Winters Funeral Home
Chapel with the Revs. Glenn Shoemake and Gayland Broadstreet officiating.
Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
Mr. Mayfield was born in Titus County and moved to Winters
at a young age. He served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater
in Germany and worked as a truck driver for Bob Loyd Gas Co. He
was a member of First Baptist Church and was the widower of Helen
Clanton Mayfield, whom he married in 1940 in Ballinger.
Survivors include three daughters, Edna Ruth Self of Wingate,
Bettye Bradshaw of Brady and Marilyn McGaff of Midland; two sisters,
Gladys Haynes of Lubbock and Eleene Garrett of San Angelo; four
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to North Runnels Hospital, c/o Winters
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 395, Winters 79567.
CISCO -- Georgie Clifford, 95, died Tuesday at her home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Oakwood Cemetery
with Gary Adams officiating, directed by Kimbrough Funeral Home.
Mrs. Clifford was born in Buffalo Gap and formerly lived in
Clyde. She worked as a cook. She was a member of the Church of
Christ and was the widow of Martin Luther Clifford.
Survivors include three sons, Burk Clifford of Cisco, M.L.
Clifford of Clyde and A.B. Clifford of Cresent Mills, Calif.;
two daughters, Margie Tatum of Brenham and Gypsy Collinsworth
of Cisco; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Gladys Keils, 74, died Wednesday at her home. Services are
pending with North's Funeral Home, 242 Orange.
Louise D. Wells, 75, died Wednesday in a local hospital. Services
are pending with Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.
BIG SPRING -- Vernice G. Banks, 83, died Wednesday in a local
hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch
ALBANY -- Lowell D. Ford, 57, died Wednesday at his home. Services
are pending with Godfrey-Neese Funeral Home.
BIG SPRING -- Virgie Allen, 83, died Wednesday in a Lubbock
hospital. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Trinity
Memorial Park, directed by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Nora Lee Ochsner
SNYDER -- Nora Lee Ochsner, 88, died Tuesday in a Bedford hospital
after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in
Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel.
Adelia Davidson Calvert
BROWNWOOD -- Adelia Davidson Calvert, 55, died Sunday in a
Dallas hospital. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday in
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Arrangements were
made by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
Velma Steele White
DUBLIN -- Velma Steele White, 89, died Wednesday at her home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Harrell Funeral Home Memorial
ROWENA -- Gustina Pustka, 97, died Wednesday in a Ballinger
hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rains-Seale
Funeral Home Chapel in Ballinger.
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