Mary V. Brown
Services for Mary V. Brown, 84, of Lubbock were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January, 23, 2002 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church with Revs. J. Wesley Brown, Elton Wyatt and Johnnie Williams, officiating. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of RIX Funeral Directors, Lubbock, Texas.
She died Sunday, January 20, 2002 at University Medical Center.
She was born September 20, 1917 in San Antonio and had been a resident of Lubbock since 1986, coming from Fritch. She was a 1939 graduate of Southwest Texas Teacher’s College in San Marcos. She married Rev. Robert W. Brown, Sr. on December 14, 1941 in Sweetwater. He died September 22, 1986. While in Sweetwater, she worked as the Nolan County Extension Agent. She taught school in Abilene, Medina, Moran, Kress, Plainview, Whiteface, O’Donnell, McLane, Haskell, Blackwell, Rule, Petersburg, Sudan and Rochester. She had certifications in Home Economics, Elementary Education, Science and Math. She was a member of the Nolan County 4-H Clubs, Teacher’s in Texas Public Schools, TEA, Home Economics Teacher’s Association, Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Ruth Brown of Lubbock; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert W. Brown, Jr. and Mignon, and Joseph Wesley Brown and Connie all of Lubbock; 2 sisters, Ruth Dolan of California and Libby Cooper of Corpus Christi; a brother, Samuel A. Darby of Oregon; 6 grandchildren, Heath, Heather, Darby, Robert, William and Rebekah.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd Street, Lubbock, Tx 79423.
Georgene Maria Harris
Georgene Maria Harris, age 77, passed away Friday, January 18, 2002, in the local hospital. Christian Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, January, 20, 2002, at the Sacred Heart Church in Seymour with Deacon Jim Novak officiating. Funeral Mass was said at 10 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2002, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Friar Richard Eldredge officiating. Interment was in the Bomarton Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harris was born August 10, 1924, in Baylor County, Texas to Edward E. and Mary Mares Holub, and was a lifelong resident of Baylor County. She married Charles A. Harris on November 25, 1948, in Bomarton, Texas. She had worked at the City of Seymour, Montgomery Ward and M System. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Altar Society.
She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Harris of Seymour, Texas; by one son and his wife, Gary and Delores Harris of Seymour, Texas; by one daughter and her husband, Charlotte and Ricky Wright of Seymour, Texas; by one sister, Mary Elizabeth Horn of Fort Worth, Texas; by her grandsons, Michael Wright and his wife, Angela, Matt Harris and his wife Cooper, Cody Wright and his wife, Audra; by her granddaughter, Heather Harris; and by a great-grandson, Carter Wright.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, 207 W. Pecan, Seymour, Texas 76380.
Wesley M. Kinman
Wesley M. Kinman, age 95, of Seymour, Texas passed away Friday, February 1, 2002. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 3, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ. Dick Norman, pastor and A.B. Martin officiated. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Archer Funeral Home. Wesley Martin Kinman was born September 16, 1906 in Palo Pinto, Texas. He grew up in Baylor County, then lived in Rule and Goree where he worked in farming, was an independent trucker and later worked in schools as a bus driver and maintenance man. He moved back to Seymour in 1969 and worked as custodian at the First Baptist Church from 1969 to 1985 when he retired. Wesley and Naomi Irvin were married May 9, 1936 in Haskell, Texas. She preceded him in death on October 9, 2001. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include: two sons, Charles Don Kinman and wife, Linda of Lubbock, Texas and Gerald Eugene Kinman and wife, Nancy of Keller, Texas; one sister, Ruby Mozelle Ames of Valley, Washington; one brother, Guy Kinman of Roseburg, Oregon; two grandchildren, Jefferson Don Kinman and wife, Lois and Dennis John Kinman and wife, Stacy; two great-grandchildren, Ben Pena and Jacob Kinman.
Hazel Mae Roden
Hazel Mae Roden, age 86, passed away Friday, February 1, 2002, in the Seymour Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 3, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Seymour, with Reverend Larry Crumpton, Pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Roden was born February 28, 1915, in Bells, Texas. She married Orville Roden on October 1, 1932, in Munday, Texas. He preceded her in death on August 8, 1993. Mrs. Roden was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Escalator Sunday School Class, and was a 60 year member of the Plainview Extension Education Club. She is survived by her three daughter, Berma Cox and her husband, Richard, of Seymour, Texas, Janette Crownover of Seymour, Texas, and Pasty Perkins and her husband, Ralph of Wichita Falls, Texas; a brother, J.B. Booe of Munday, Texas; two sisters, Gladys Hunter & Mary Frances Stewart, both of Munday, Texas; by five grandchildren, Lezlie Hoover, Bradley Cox, Andy Robertson, Trent Perkins and Whitney Perkins; and by several great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Leza Robertson on December 11, 1991.
Eula Mae Wright
Eula Mae Wright, age 94, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2002, at Seabury Center in Odessa. She was born February 11, 1907, in Minter, Lamar County, Texas. She was the oldest child of Walter Patterson and Melissie Brown Patterson.
She married Hiram J. Wright on November 22, 1930. He preceded her in death on November 3, 1975. Her parents and her brothers, Elmer “Boog” Patterson and Homer Patterson, also preceded her in death.
Eula lived in Bisbee, Arizona for 35 years and moved to Odessa in 1978 to be near her daughter and family. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. For the last eight years, Eula had resided at Lincoln Towers Retirement Home. During WWII, she worked as a welder in Portland, Oregon shipyards from 1943-1945.
Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m., January 29, 2002, at the Memory Gardens in Bisbee, Arizona, where she was buried next to her husband.
She is survived by her daughter, Bobbye Miller and her husband, Eugene, of Odessa; sons, Harold Wright of Yuma, Arizona and Fred Wright and his wife, Evelyn, of LaHabra, California; brother, Leonard Patterson of Fort Worth; sisters, Joyce Hailey of Arlington, Dorothy Gledhill of Loveland, Colorado, and Marie Briley of Hewitt; sister-in-law, Flora Mae Patterson of Midland; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Wesley Alexander Copeland
Wesley Alexander Copeland, age 78, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2002 at Colmery O’Neil VAMC. Services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Heritage Park Wesleyan Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Highland Chapel.
Wesley Alexander Copeland was born July 21, 1923 in Stanford, Texas to Cleave C. and Ada Hanson Copeland. He was an Army Air Corp Veteran. He came to Topeka in 1947. He was a Stationary Engineer for the Santa Fa Railroad before retiring in 1984. He was a member of Hertige Park Wesleyan Church. He married Edith Naomi Chatham on January 5, 1946 in Salina, Kansas.
Survivors include: his wife, Edith Naomi Copeland; three sons Charles Copeland, Randy Copeland & Melvin Copeland all of Topeka; four daughters, Isla Hada of Alva, Oklahoma, Linda Gakle of Topeka, Kansas, Joanna Bayless of Perry, Kansas and Shirley Wheeler of Logansport, Indiana; one sister, Mildred Cook of Seymour; 27 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jane Green on August 12, 2001.
Memorials may be made to Heritage Park Wesleyan Church, 2121 S.W. Harrison, Topeka, Kansas 66611 or to American Diabetes Association, 837 S. Hillside, Wichita Kansas.
Frances Laushman, age 88, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2002 in Seymour, Texas. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2002 at Seymour Memorial Funeral Home, with Reverend Larry Crumpton officiating. Interment was in the S.P.J.S.T. Cemetery.
Mrs. Laushman, daughter of Joseph and Frances Simaichl, was born November 2, 1913 in Baylor County. She was a homemaker and caregiver, permanently retiring at the age of 84 after working for Mrs. Johnnie Fritz Quisenberry for over 30 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one son Johnny Laushman of Seymour, one daughter and son-in-law Cindy Nichols and Randy Nichols of Hartville, Missouri, one grandson Jason Nichols of Hartville, Missouri, two brothers and sister-in-laws Frank and Adolfie Simaichl and Bill and Frony Simaichl of Seymour, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Emil Simaichl.
Frances was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt was a caring neighbor and friend. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by family and friends.
Maudie Bell Bradford
Maudie Bell Bradford, age 95, of Wichita Falls, Texas passed away Friday, January 4, 2002. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2002 at the Dutton Funeral Home. Dr. Greg Ammons, pastor of the Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park, Texas officiated. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park, Texas.
Maudie Bell Bradford was born July 26, 1906 in Bluegrove, Texas. Her maiden name was Vowell. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include: three daughters, Louise Campbell of Iowa Park, Texas, Joye King of Houston, Texas, and Betty Landrum of Mustang, Oklahoma; three sons, Billy Bradford of Andrews, Texas, Travis Bradford of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Garland Bradford of Sandersville, GA; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Fall, Texas 76308.
Vileta Lane, of Megargel, Texas, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, in an Olney hospital. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2002, at the Lunn Funeral Home Chapel, with the Reverend Al Woodard of Graham, Texas, officiating. Burial was in the Megargel Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Ms. Lane was born in Archer County, Texas and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ada (Hilton) Lane. She was a graduate of Megargel High School. She was a retired housekeeper. She worked for Megargel ISD cafeteria for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a lifetime resident of Megargel. She was preceded in death by three sisters: LaRue Lane Shawver in 1983, Wanda Jo Lane in 1986, Lorah Haney in 1990 and one brother: William Lane in 1998.
Survivors include three sisters: Era White of Sulphur, Oklahoma; Doris Collings of Olney, Texas and a twin sister; Juanita Lane of Megargel, Texas; two nieces, two nephews, six great-nieces, two great-nephews, two great-great-nieces and seven great-great-nephews.
Marie Herndon Jones
Marie Herndon Jones, age 85, passed away Friday, January 11, 2002. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. Interment was in Olton, Texas Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home, Seymour, Texas.
Marie Jones was born May, 26, 1916 in Red Springs, Texas. She and Everett Jones were married August 12, 1934 in Fredrick, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1993. Marie worked at Behren Drug in Lubbock for many years before moving to Seymour in 1986. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors included two sisters: Elaine Tatum of Mississippi and Vaudine Lilley of Hart, Texas; two nieces: Mary Lou Scott of Brownfield, Texas and Laveta Norman of Post, Texas.