Bettye Louise Morrison Pierce
Bettye Louise Morrison Pierce, 69, a retired bookkeeper, died Saturday, March 3, 2001 in Ft. Worth.
Funeral services were held 12:00 noon, on Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by Richard Morrison, her husband of 35 years and father of their daughters. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who loved her family dearly.
She is survived by Harley Pierce, her husband of 11 years, her three daughters, Cathy Dawson of North Richland Hills, Karen Morrison of Fort Worth, and Sharen Darter and her husband Bobby of Fort Worth, one brother, two sisters, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margaret Faye Caraway
Services for Margaret Faye Caraway were held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at the Welch Funeral and Memorial Center, with Reverend Marvin Wittenburg officiating. Burial was in Judson Cemetery. Mrs. Caraway died Saturday at her residence.
Mrs. Caraway was born April 8, 1924 in VanAlstyne, Texas to Roy and Imogene Smith. She had been a resident of Longview for over 30 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Judson. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Caraway.
Mrs. Caraway is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Linda Hileman of Mesa, Ariz., and David and Angela Caraway of Decatur, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Royce Baxley of Longview, Texas and Linda and Gary Donnell of Seymour, Texas; a brother, Joe Smith, of Evanston, Wyo.; a sister, Jean Lee, VanAlstyne, Texas and ; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Submitted by the
Welch Funeral and
Memorial Center Longview, Texas
Mozelle Christenson, age 80, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2001, in the local Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Charles Lynn Chandler, nephew, officiating. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Christenson was born August 24, 1920, in the Levelview Community in Baylor County. She married George Neskorik on June 29, 1940, in Seymour, Texas. He died in September of 1947. She married Burton Christenson on November 3, 1948. She had been a hairdresser, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Burton Christenson of Seymour, Texas; by five sisters, Louella Chapman of Abilene, Texas; Mildred Roach of Atlanta, Texas; Lera Nell Morgan of Irving, Texas; and Bonette Kovar and Sue Powell, both of Seymour, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Beth Ellen Neskorik on December 17, 1942; by her parents, Charlie P. and Clara Bell Donald Chandler; by one sister, Clara Bell Chandler; and by six brothers, Earl, Carl, Johnny, Baylor, Eddie and Rufus.
Annabelle Brown, age 80, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2001, in the local nursing home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Glenn Shock, officiating. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rotan Cemetery, under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Miss Brown was born on December 15, 1920, in Rotan, Texas. She received her bachelor of science degree in education from Mary Hardin Baylor University. She taught school for one year in Longworth, Fisher County, Texas, and moved to Seymour in 1946. She taught school in the Seymour School system for 36 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seymour, a lifetime member of the Texas State Teachers Association, the Retired Teachers Association, and AARP.
She is survived by one nephew, John D. Harrell of Russellville, Arkansas, and one grandniece, Janet Parker of Mississippi.
R.J. Pack, 76, a resident of Scotland, Texas, since 1969, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, in Scotland, Texas.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dannie Gwinn, New Covenant Church, officiating. Burial was in the Charlie, Texas, Cemetery.
Mr. Pack was born November 3, 1924, in Wolfe City, Texas. He married Mozelle Hamilton on June 20, 1943, in Henrietta, Texas. He served with the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. In 1969 Mr. and Mrs. Pack moved to Scotland, Texas, where he farmed until retirement in 1996. He was retired from oil well service work with Halliburton, where he worked from 1944 to 1967.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mozelle Hamilton Pack of Scotland, Texas; his aunt and uncle, Wayne and Nonnie McWhirter of Wolfe City, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
William D. “Red” West
William D. “Red” West, age 92, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in the Munday Nursing Center. Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, at the Red Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Jack Bennett, Pastor, and Reverend Bob Tremaine, former pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Johnson Cemetery in Munday, Texas, under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. West was born November 8, 1908, in Parker County, Texas, to the late Isaac L. and Mary Angeline Loftis West. He married Ruby E. Reagan on April 27, 1929, in Haskell, Texas. Red worked on a ranch in Benjamin, Texas, before moving to his farm in Baylor County in 1946. Red was a very active member of the Red Springs Baptist Church, and served as song leader for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ruby E. West of Munday, Texas; by two daughters, Joyce King of Houston, Texas, and Wanda Gaynor and her husband, Gale, of Wichita Falls, Texas; by six grandchildren, Kathy Winn, Tim King, Stacey Dagher, Scott Gaynor, Billy West and Starla Cherryhomes; by one sister, Vina Clark of Dallas, Texas; by three great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Billy Joe West, on September 16, 1983; one grandson, Sidney Wayne Gaynor in 1986; by two sisters, Linnie and Lizzie; by five brothers, Benton, Hollis, Oscar, Harrison and Hershel; and by a niece, Marcelle.
Pallbearers were John Kisinger, Carl Kisinger, Arnold Winn, Pete Winn, Cye Lane, Joy Morgan, his brother-in-law, Ralph Cypert; and grandsons, Scott Gaynor, Dan Dagher and Tim King.
Ronnie Harrell Condron
Ronnie Harrell Condron, Age 57, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2001, in a Wichita Falls, Texas Hospital. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at the Goree Cemetery, with Reverend Charles Coulter, Youth Minister of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Services were under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Condron was born November 22, 1943, in Mineral Wells, Texas; he was a farm laborer and a Baptist. He had lived in Seymour for 11/2 years.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Jenkins Condron of Seymour, Texas; his mother, Julia Condron of Goree, Texas; one son, Jonathan Harrell Condron, of Seymour, Texas; one step-daughter, Peggy Sue Householder of Haskell, Texas; and by one sister, Carol Flores of California.
George Morris Williams
George Morris Williams, 96, a retired General Dynamics office salesman with 15 years of service, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in Fort Worth.
Graveside service was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas.
George Morris Williams was born April 12, 1904, in Covington, Hill County, Texas. He was a resident of Fort Worth since 1942. He married Floy Louise Stewart of Olney December 1941 in Walters, Okla. He was a member of Baptist church since 1923.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Floy Louise Stewart in 1983; his son, Johnny Morris in 1981; and grandson, Ray Williams in 1972.
Survivors: Daughter, Betty Clowdus of Alvarado; grandsons, Eric Clowdus of Alvarado and Zachary Clowdus of Evant; granddaughters, Tracey Melissa Hutson, Carole Ann Clowdus both of Alvarado, and Amanda Elizabeth LaFerney of Rockport; and great-grandchildren, Heath Hutson and Avery Hutson both of Alvarado.
Helen Collier Randolph
Helen Collier Randolph, 88, of Abilene, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Sears Methodist Nursing Center.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the First Baptist Church Chapel, with Reverend David Leyerle officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes and Cemetery. Burial followed in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Randolph was born in Gilliland, Texas. She was a graduate of Seymour, Texas High School and received a B.A. Degree in Elementary Education from North Texas State University & also attended Hardin-Simmons University. In 1938, she married James T. Randolph in Vera, Texas. She was a school teacher.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the W.M.U., the Retired Teachers Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Survivors include her son, Dr. James C. Randolph of Martinsville, Indiana and a nephew, David Talbott of Ballinger, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. “Jimmie” Randolph in 1984.
Memorials may be made to Sears Heritage Place, 1250 E.N. 10th St. Abilene, TX 79601.