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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.

Paulo Herrera

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 in 1955.

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 and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, 209 S. Danville, Abilene 79605.

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, 542 Hickory.

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 of Christ.

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.

June Hayes

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.

Pearlene Oliphant

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 Church.

N.B. Loudder

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 Funeral Home.

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.

Robert Mayfield

WINTERS -- Robert M. Mayfield, 81, died Wednesday in a local hospital.

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.

Georgie Clifford

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

Gladys Keils, 74, died Wednesday at her home. Services are pending with North's Funeral Home, 242 Orange.

Louise Wells

Louise D. Wells, 75, died Wednesday in a local hospital. Services are pending with Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Vernice Banks

BIG SPRING -- Vernice G. Banks, 83, died Wednesday in a local hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Lowell Ford

ALBANY -- Lowell D. Ford, 57, died Wednesday at his home. Services are pending with Godfrey-Neese Funeral Home.

Virgie Allen

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 Chapel.

Gustina Pustka

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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