Claude Boyles, 92, died Friday, November 9, 2001, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2001, in the chapel of Hampton Vaughan Crestview with Reverend Jack Jordan, pastor of Western Hills Baptist Church, officiating. Interment followed at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview.
Claude was born June 27, 1909, in Eastland County, Texas, to the late George and Rachael (Snyder) Boyles. On October 30, 1938, he married Juanita Walker in Wichita Falls. Mr. Boyles proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. A member and deacon of Western Hills Baptist Church, he was the owner of Boyles Candy Sales for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years Juanita of Wichita Falls; son Jerry Boyles of Lake Charles, Louisiana; daughter Janie Hughes of Wichita Falls; grandchildren James Boyles, Jeff Hughes, John Boyles, Lisa Hughes, and Abbi Terro; and great-grandchildren Ashtyn Hughes, Jacob Boyles, Braden Hughes, Noah Boyles, and Joseph Terro.
For those desiring, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Western Hills Baptist Church memorial Fund, 5107 Ridgecrest, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.
Donna Kay Reed Sims, age 47, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. in her home in Piedmont, Oklahoma after a long battle with cancer.
Donna was born October, 8, 1954. She was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a teacher in Piedmont school system for 17 years and had taught in Caldwell, Texas and Odessa, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Piedmont. Donna married Sandy Jo Sims in 1973 in Odessa, Texas.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Andrew of Piedmont, her parents Lloyd and Jennie Reed of Seymour, Texas, three sisters, Carla Engels of Greeley, Colorado, Kim Deisher of Keller, Texas, and Robin Shane of Burleson, Texas, nieces and nephews Robby and Jamie Blush of Greely, Colorado, Brittany and Wesley Deisher of Keller, Texas and Tyler Shane of Burleson, Texas, former husband Sandy Sims of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services for Donna were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2001 at First Baptist Church in Piedmont with Pastor Gary Caldwell and Brother Wayne Sharp, uncle, officiating. Burial was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2001 in the Brushy Cemetery in Goree, Texas with Brother Glenn Shock, officiating, under the direction of McCauley Smith Funeral Home in Munday, Texas. Local arrangements were under the direction of Guardian West Funeral Home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Lynn W. Machen
Lynn W. Machen passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2001. Lynn was born April 25, 1932 in Happy, Texas. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Lynn is preceded in death by his father, Ernest Machen.
Lynn is survived by his wife of 50 years, Doris Farr Machen, his children, Debra Lynn, Ginger Rae, Don Wayne and wife, Dana, six grandchildren, his mother, Maude Machen, three brothers-in-laws, George Farr and wife, Jo, John Herman Farr and wife, Marjorie, and the late Bob Farr survived by his wife, JoAnne, his loving nieces and nephews, his cat “Angel” and many, many other family members and friends. He was a loving husband, father and friend. His love of golf will live on. His life will be celebrated by his friends and relatives for generations to come. He will be greatly missed by all.
Services were held on Friday, November 16, 2001 at Earthman Southwest Chapel.
Interment followed at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, in Houston, Texas.
Jessie Andrew Lester
Jessie Andrew Lester, age 82, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2001 in Weatherford, Texas.
Mr. Lester was born March 11, 1919 in Plainview, Texas. He was a carpenter. He was a member of the Worth Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty in 1993.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 27, at 11:00 a.m. in Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherry and Boyd Mooney of Weatherford and Judy and Buddy Joyce of Keller; three brothers, C.L. Lester of Abilene, Carl Lester of Weatherford and Gene Lester of Reno; grandchildren, Lisa and David Higbee of Burleson; and great-grandchildren, Grand Gavin and Addison Higbee of Burleson.
George Alvin Garland
George Alvin Garland, age 48, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2001 at Seymour Hospital.
Mr. Garland was born July 27, 1953 in Batesville, Arkansas. He served in the Navy in Vietnam from 1970 to 1974. He moved from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Seymour in January of 1998. He worked as a roofer and was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church.
Survivors include his companion, Marilyn Bolts; a daughter, April Green of Oklahoma City; a son, Shawn Garland of Oklahoma City; a sister, Ruby Crawford of Newark, New Jersey; a brother, Henry Garland of Seattle, Washington and three grandchildren.
No services are schedued. Arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home, Seymour, Texas.
Fannie Lois Bayers
Fannie Lois Bayers, age 88, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2001, in an Austin, Texas, care home. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2001, at the Gilliland Cemetery, with A.B. Martin officiating. Services were under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bayers was born December 11, 1912, in May, Texas. She married Adolph Bayers on December 28, 1948, and they farmed for many years in the Gilliland community. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She moved to Seymour in 1994, and Austin in 1996. She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Frances and John Hamm of Austin, Texas; and by one grandson, Eric Hamm of Austin, Texas.
V.B. “Bunk” Byrket
V.B. “Bunk” Byrket, age 91, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at his residence in Seymour, Texas. Services were held Friday Novemver 30, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Reverend Glenn Shock officiated. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
V.B. Byrket was born July 30, 1910 in Baylor County, Texas. He and Jannette Fancher were married August 25, 1933. Bunk worked as a carpenter with E.L. “Hawk” Byrket until 1971. He served as Justice of the Peace for Baylor County from 1971 until 1986 when he retired. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by: his wife, Jannette Byrket of Seymour; three daughters, Roxie Lanningham and husband, Charles of Arlington, Texas, Wanda Whitson of Euless, Texas, and Jo Petty and husband, Gale of Seymour; one son, Eddy Byrket and wife, Edith of Grapevine, Texas; one sister, Oleta Hayley of Wichita Falls, Texas; eight grandchildren, Donna and Guy Spikes, Daphna and Bob Simpson, Jeffery and Laura Lanningham, Kyle Lanningham, Charla Whitson, Charles and LaDonna Whitson, Bradley and Tammy Petty, Dianna and Jody Moore; 14 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Sarah Spikes, Jonathan Simpson, Timothy Simpson, Kendra Moore, Trevor Moore, Cullen Monaco, Bradleigh Petty, Devin Whitson, Ross Grimmitt, Taylor Whitson, Cody Amason, Reece White and Meredith Lanningham.
If desiring, the family asks that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, United We Build Fund.
Imogene Shoopman, age 83, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2001, in the Hospice of Wichita Falls. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at the Seymour Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Marvin Griffin Officiating. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Shoopman was born March 22, 1918, in Montgomery County, Texas. She married Luther Shoopman on March 31, 1949 in Baylor County, Texas. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1989. She was a professional seamstress. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Rebekah Lodge, was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the Seymour Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by two daughters, Lillian Copeland of Seymour, Texas, and Jean Lea Smith of Spearman, Texas; by two sons, Dennis Jeter of Bakersfield, California and Bill R. Rainwater, Sr. of Wichita Falls, Texas; by 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Mary Opal Cavener Phillips, age 90, of Seymour, passed from this life on December 16, 2001. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at the Church of Christ in Seymour, with Bud Branson of Stephenville, Texas, and Dr. Mike Phillips of Allen, Texas, officiating. Interment was in the Dundee, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Opal was born on March 29, 1911, in Dundee, Texas, to Charlie Harrison and Artie Holmes Cavener. She and Rufus Lemuel Phillips were married on January 15, 1928 in Dundee, Texas. He preceded her in death on August 27, 1972. Her life was dedicated to caring for others, working many years as a nurse's aide at the Wichita Falls State Hospital. After retirement from the state, she moved to Seymour where she has lived for the past 33 years. She spent much of her time caring for her neighbors, friends and grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and always enjoyed sharing this talent with others. There was nothing more important to her than God and her family. The last year and a half of her life was spent at "Just Like Home" in Seymour. There she received the most compassionate love and care from Monika Hollar and her family, Lenore Montez and all other employees.
Survivors include five children: Lemuel Phillips and his wife, Oleta, of College Station, Texas, Joe Phillips and his wife, Johnette, of Kamay, Texas, Ruby Robertson and her husband, Bobby of Seymour, Texas, Henry Phillips of Iowa Park, Texas, and Mildred Nolen and her husband, Don of Wetumka, Oklahoma; by 14 grandchildren, Cheryl Leverett, Mike Phillips, Vickie Young, Ricky Phillips, Randel Phillips, John Phillips, Lana Studer, Lisa Rose, Lynann Stewart, Barry Phillips, Leslee Ponder, Dennis Phillips, Brad Newman and Becky Davis; by 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren: By a sister-in-law, Christine Cavener of Dundee, Texas; and by two nieces, Dianna Kennedy and Charlene Nunley, both of Wichita Falls, Texas.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charlie L. Cavener.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Tipton Home, P.O. Box 370, Tipton, Oklahoma 73570; or to the Children's Home of Lubbock, 4404 Idalou Hwy, P.O. Box 2824, Lubbock, Texas 79408.