Shonda Rene Jordan
Shonda Rene Jordan, 24, a lifetime resident of Wichita Falls, Texas, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, in Wichita Falls.
Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Reverend Christopher Davis, Wichita Falls, and Michael Swinson, Iowa Park, officating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Iowa Park, under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home, Iowa Park. A special thanks to Benny Archer of Archer Funeral Home in Seymour for preparing Shonda for her final resting place.
Miss Jordan was born June 5, 1976, in Wichita Falls. She graduated from Iowa Park High School, where she was Varsity Basketball Manager, very active in livestock shows, FFA and 4-H. She was also an Art aide and volunteer at Iowa Park High School. Shonda was a #1 Hawk Fan. She was pursuing her Shampoo Technician License in Cosmetology. She was a member of Association of Retarded Citizens and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors include her parents, Gene and Pasty Jordan of Wichita Falls; two sisters, LeAnn Jordan and Sandi Jordan, both of Wichita Falls; a future brother-in-law, Cletus Schenk of Lakeside City, Texas; and her grandparents, Jerome and Henrietta Motl of Seymour, Eddie and Peggy Ford of Seagoville, Texas, and Faye Lockard of Wichita Falls. Several special aunts and uncles, cousins and numerous friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Floyd Jordan in 1993.
Memories may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Association of Retarded Citizens and the North Texas Rehab Center.
Opal M. Kisselburg
Opal M. Kisselburg, 96, of Seymour, Texas, died Sunday, February 18, 2001, at the Seymour Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church, Seymour, Texas, on Thursday, February 22, 2001, at 9:00 a.m. under the direction of the Archer Funeral Home of Seymour, Texas. Reverend Tony McGee, Pastor of Grace Community Church, officiated.
Graveside service will be Thursday, February 22, 2001, at 3:00 p.m. at the Hale Center Cemetery in Hale Center, Texas.
Mrs. Kisselburg was born August 4, 1904, in Bosque County, Texas. She and Charles Kisselburg were married April 6, 1919 in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1965. She was also preceded in death by four children: Virgil Kisselburg, Lorene Booher, Wesley Kisselburg and Faye Lamb. Mrs. Kisselburg lived in Hale Center, Texas, for many years. She moved to Seymour, Texas 1989. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She is survived by: three daughters, Margaret Shad of Roswell, New Mexico, Joyce Fields of Amarillo, Texas, Betty Shook of Seymour, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 78 great-great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-great- grandchildren.
Olga E. Hostas
Olga E. Hostas, age 99, passed away Friday, February 16, 2001, in Seymour.
Christian Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2001, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Jim Novak.
Funeral Mass was said at 10 a.m. Monday, February 19, 2001, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seymour, with Fr. Richard Eldredge officiating.
Interment was in the Bomarton Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hostas was born on December 29, 1901, in Ammonsville, Texas, to Joe and Emile Bohac Motl. She married Ignac Hostas on November 20, 1923, in Bomarton, Texas. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1989. She was a homemaker, and member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the K.J.Z.T. Lodge.
She is survived by one daughter, Floriana Tousek of Seymour, Texas; by two sons and their wives, Marcelian and Julie Hostas of Seymour, Texas, and Herman and Willie Mae Hostas of Seymour, Texas; by one brother and his wife, Jerome and Henrietta Motl of Seymour, Texas; by 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Hostas, Eric Hostas, Kevin Hostas, Leslie Tousek, Jarvis Tousek, Delvin Hostas, Gene Wheeler and Darin Hayes.
The Family requests that memorials be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund.
Alta Bess Ratliff
Alta Bess Ratliff, 83, died Sunday, February 25, 2001, in Knox City, Texas.
Graveside services were held Monday, February 26, 2001, at 10 a.m. in Goree Cemetery with Charles Baker officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ratliff was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Tom of Colorado Springs; a sister, Ella Grace Cousins of Seymour; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Elba Mae Lawson
Elba Mae Lawson, age 90, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2001, at the Seymour Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Seymour, with Reverend Glenn Shock officiating. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lawson was born September 18, 1910, in Stamford, Texas. She married Arthur H. Lawson on October 26, 1929, in Anson, Texas. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1979. She worked for the C.M. Randal Company for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seymour, the Lydia Sunday School Class, the Seymour Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, and the Home Demonstration Club.
She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Sue and Bobby King of Seymour, Texas; by one son and his wife, Bob J. and Belle Lawson of Sanger, Texas; by one sister, Jewel Hall of Ft. Worth, Texas; by five grandchildren, Pam Dumas and Joan O’Brien of Dallas, Texas, Mike Lawson of Haiti, Rob King of College Station, Texas and Kim Lawrence of Seymour, Texas; and by ten great-grandchildren.
E.J. Jones, 89, of Abilene, Texas, died on Sunday, March 4, 2001.
Mr. Jones was born June 11, 1911, in Newton County, Mississippi. He was one of 14 children born to Emma Carolyn Cooper Jones and John Wesley Jones.
The Jones family moved to Goree, Texas in 1916. He met Grace Evelyn Reed, and they were married December 25, 1933, in Goree.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones moved to Floydada, Texas in 1949, after living for a number of years in California. Mr. Jones was employed as produce manager at Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store in Floydada. He also raised cattle and farmed in Dougherty near Floydada for approximately 25 years. E.J. was in business for himself as a house painter in Floydada prior to his retirement.
E.J. and Grace moved to Abilene in 1985 to be nearer family members. Mr. Jones was a member of Lytle South Baptist Church in Abilene.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Grace Evelyn Jones of Abilene, and two sons, Jimmie Gerald Jones of Abilene and Gary Dewayne Jones of Amarillo, Texas. He is also survived by three sisters, Lois Howard and Fannie Belle Lambeth both of Munday, Texas, and Agnes Stewart of Socorro, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Eddie Ray Jones of Graham, Sharon Lynn Brannon of Abilene, Darla Elaine Bowen of Amarillo, and Donna Gail Cooper of Amarillo; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-granchildren.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6th, at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Abilene, Texas. Reverend Rodney Watson, pastor of Lytle South Baptist Church, officiated. Graveside services were at 3 p.m. in Goree Cemetery.
Freddy Stevens, 42, of Seymour, Texas, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Services were held Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Northeast Baptist Church officiated by Reverend Kay Pruitt. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Seymour, Texas, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Freddy was born November 6, 1958, in Jacksboro, Texas. He was a lifetime resident of Seymour, Texas where he worked as a roofer.
Survivors include his parents, Richard and Billie Stevens of Seymour, Texas; three brothers, Monty Stevens of Lubbock, Texas, Barry Stevens of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Randy Thorn of Seymour, Texas; four nephews and 1 niece.
George L. “Buzzy” Jackson
George L. “Buzzy” Jackson, age 53, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at the local hospital. Christian Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Friday,March 2, 2001, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seymour, with Friar Richard Eldredge officiating. Interment was in the Seymour Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Jackson was born April 1, 1947, in Seymour, Texas, to G.B. and Zonelle Perkins Jackson. He married Patricia Marek on June 29, 1968, in Seymour. She preceded him in death on December 31, 1999. He worked at Lawrence Brothers, Holub Tire, and had his own lawn care and landscaping business. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Denise Lawrence of Seymour, Texas; by one son, Gary Jackson of Seymour, Texas; by his mother Zonelle Jackson of Vernon, Texas; by three sisters, Peggy Bohanon of Crowley, Texas, Debbie Sosolik of Vernon, Texas, and Cathy Hutchens of Ft. Worth, Texas; by two brothers, Billy Don Jackson of Eastland, Texas, and Mike Jackson of Quanah, Texas; and by three grandchildren, Kevin and Eric Marsh, and Stormie Lawrence, all of Seymour.