Larry Rhame Johnson
Larry Rhame Johnson, 52, of Amarillo, Texas, died Sunday, November 28, 1999.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, in Friendship Baptist Church with the Reverend Ronnie Tucker, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery by Rector Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson was born in Fort Worth and moved to Amarillo in 1958 from Hobbs, New Mexico. He graduated from Amarillo High School, where he was active in sports and Amarillo College, then attended college at Cameron College in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Johnson was employed by R.L. Polk & Co. for several years before being employed by Marcoa. He also worked for Value Line, KIXZ and NTS. He was a board member and served as president for Moss Lane Club and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Holli Rein and Tracy Carol, both of Dallas; his mother, Billie D. Johnson of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be to Friendship Baptist Church or Moss Lane Club.
Raymond Jerome Peters
Raymond Jerome Peters, 63, a utility manager, died Friday, November 26, 1999, at his Keller home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller. Burial was in Bourland Cemetery in Keller. Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel. Celebrant: Father John Gremmels of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Raymond Peters was born September 3, 1936, on the family farm in Seymour, Texas. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1954. He earned a bachelor of Business Administration from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, now known as Midwestern State University, and a master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Raymond served in the Army for two years, including active duty during the Berlin Wall Crisis.
Raymond began his career in 1961 in the power department of Texas Electric Service Company in Wichita Falls. Throughout his career, he held multiple positions in several departments, including purchasing, accounting, information management and communication services. He retired after 32 years of service in 1993 as Manager of Contracts in Procurement from TU Electric in Dallas. He continued working with TU as an independent consultant until 1998.
Raymond was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Czech Catholic Union of Texas. He served as President of the keller Rural Water Board and was a founding member of the Keller Youth Association, where he took great pride in Little League coaching. Raymond passed away at home, surrounded by family, after a two-year battle with cancer, which he fought with courage and dignity. He will be remembered as a loving husband, fantastic father, guidance counselor and cheerleader for his family. We respect many individuals in our lives, but our family has only one hero.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Christine Peters; and brother, Freddie Peters.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Judy Oechsner Peters; sons, Jeffrey Peters and his wife, Cynthia of Burleson, Samuel Peters of Dallas and Gregory Peters of Keller; daughters, Jill Rankin and her husband, Daniel, of Arlington and Paige Peters of Dallas; sisters, Patricia John of Brownsville, Jeanette Campbell of Corpus Christi and Pamela Kelley of Mesquite; grandchildren, Luke Peters, Rachel Peters, Ireland Rankin; and beloved uncle, Ben Marak of Seymour.
Ailene E. Studer
Ailene E. Studer, 79, died at her residence in Carlton, Texas, Thursday, December 2, 1999.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Carlton Cemetery.
Mrs. Studer was born February 10, 1920, in Seymour, Texas. She married J.D. Studer on February 12, 1938, in Seymour. He preceded her in death December 25, 1985. Mrs. Studer was a member of the Church of Christ and had lived in Carlton since 1972, moving there from Seymour and Lubbock. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Murphy of Dublin, Texas, and Kay Stone of Stephenville; two sons, Johnny Studer of Hico, Texas, and Richard Studer of Waco, Texas; three sisters, Pat Sanders of Stamford, Texas, Mary Alewine of Lubbock, Texas, Viola Roberts of Slaton, Texas; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, J.R. Curry.
Funeral services for James Stripling, 84, of Miller Grove were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Miller Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Guy Mays and Rev. Brummit officiating. Burial was in Miller Grove Cemetery.
He died Thursday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
He was born January 4, 1915 in Cole, Oklahoma. He married Geneva Garmon July 23, 1923, in Hopkins County. He was a retired machinist and farmer.
Mr. Stripling was a member of the Miller Grove Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher, a Deacon, and song leader at the church.
He is survived by his wife of Miller Grove; a son, James Richard of Seymour; two daughters, Jeanetta Smith of Denton and Anita Kay Stripling of Miller Grove; two brothers, Bruce C. Stripling of Miller Grove and Luke Morris Stripling of Dickerson; two sisters, Georgia McCord of Sulphur, Oklahoma and Ila Marable of Greenville; three grand-children, Austin Smith of College Station, M.W. Stripling of Seymour, and Kim Hollar of Henrietta; and three great-grandchildren, Hayden, Brady, and Cole Hollar of Henrietta.
Billy Jo Hardin
Billy Jo Hardin, age 77, of Seymour, Texas, died Saturday, January 30, 1999, at the Seymour Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 1999, at the First Presbyterian Church in Seymour with Dr. Edward C. Hart officiating. Services are under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Hardin was born December 14, 1921, in Eastland, Texas. He attended Seymour Schools and graduated from Seymour High School in 1939. He then attended Texas A&M University. He served as a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the 8th Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters. He was employed by AMOCO Production Company and its predecessors for twenty-six years before returning to Seymour in 1976. He served as manager of the Seymour Chamber of Commerce for a short time and then served as Municipal Judge for the City of Seymour for fourteen years. He and Ruth Crownover were married January 23, 1947, in Seymour.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Crownover Hardin of Seymour; one son, Jack Hardin of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Jill McMillan of Wichita Falls, Texas; two grandchildren, Cody Dickson and Miki McMillan; two brothers, Bobby Hardin of Hemphill, Texas, and George Hardin of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Jackie L. Hardin of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and two cousins, Marguerite McNeill and Helen Quisenberry, both of Seymour.
Ann Web Woodall
Ann Web Woodall, 86, died Thursday, January 14, 1999, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 22 at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.
Mrs. Webb was born October 12, 1912, in Seymour, Texas. She was a member of the Wilshire Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Holmes of Mexico and Sandra Woodall of Great Britain; a sister, Ollie Davidson of Kilgore, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Ruby Olene Cooper
Ruby Olene Cooper, 91, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, in Seymour.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 1999, in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour with Dr. Ed Hart officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cooper was born August 15, 1907, in Texas. She was a licensed vocational nurse and worked at the Seymour Hospital for many years. She moved to Westview Care Center in 1993.
Survivors include nieces and cousins.
ChloDell Craddock, 66, died Saturday, January 23, 1999, in a Henrietta hospital.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 25 at Assembly of God of Byers, Texas, with the Rev. James Keenum, pastor, and the Rev. Rick Ergle, pastor of First Baptist Church of Petrolia, Texas, officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Byers under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Craddock was born October 23, 1932, in Bomarton, Texas. She attended the Byers Assembly of God and was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Gary Deuberry of Byers; two daughters; Vickie Luttrell of Byers and Janice Henderson of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren; one uncle Horace Floyd; cousins, Keg Chamberlain, and Billie Latham all of Seymour, Texas.