Clinton Crisp 1921-2003
Mr. Clinton Crisp, 81, of Brownwood, died Sunday, March 31, 2003, in the Songbird Lodge. Clinton was born September 3, 1921 in Palestine, Texas to T. C. and Mary Elizabeth Crisp. He married Juanita Inglet on November 8, 1948 in Sweetwater. Mr. Crisp was a mechanic for El Paso Natural Gas Company for 26 years. Nine of these years he lived at Midway Lane Plant outside Ozona. He has lived in Rising Star for 21 years. Before moving to Rising Star, he lived in Jal, New Mexico. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rising Star and Odd Fellow Lodge. Mr. Crisp is survived by his wife, Juanita Inglet Crisp of Brownwood; two daughters, Brenda Sue Jowers and her husband, Jacky of Sweetwater, and Debra Lynn Williams and her husband, Bennie of Big Lake; his son, Donald Ray Crisp and wife, Bea of Early; his brother, Elgie Crisp of Rising Star; two sisters, Juanita Holtzelaw of Amarillo, and Vera Beth Young of Victoria; his six grandchildren, Brandi Williams, Amanda Albertson andhusband Brian, Craig Jowers, Stephanie Barr and husband Chad, Curtis Crisp and Edward Crisp; and seven great-grandchildren, Haylee Brimm, Kelci Jowers, Ryder Barr, Kamryn Barr, Justin Jowers, Dustin Jowers, and Jacky Jowers. Visitation was at 6:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. at Higginbotham Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 2, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2003 at the Higginbotham Funeral Chapel with Dick Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Rising Star Cemetery in Rising Star, Texas with Higginbotham Funeral Home of Rising Star in charge.
Maria Liboria Ramos 1923-2001
Funeral service for Mrs. Maria Liboria Ramos, 77, of Big Lake was held Monday, September 24, 2001, at the Asamblea Apostolica at 3:30 p.m. in Big Lake. Interment followed in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/Knickerbocker of San Angelo. Mrs. Ramos died Saturday, September 22, 2001, in Reagan County Care Center in Big Lake. She was born December 4, 1923 in Mexico and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Alejandro Ramos of Big Lake; one son, Jesus A. Soliz of Big Lake; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
James Wesley Wheeler 1926-2001
SAN ANGELO - James Wesley Wheeler, 78, of San Angelo died Tuesday, September 25, 2001, in Shannon Medical Center. Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, at Johnson's Funeral Home with Kevin McSpadden officiating. Burial will follow at Eola Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler was born September 1, 1926, to John and Lola Middlebrook Wheeler in Eola, Texas. He married June Helwig on September 11, 1947, in San Angelo. John served in the U. S. Air Force during WWII. He was stationed in England and served from 1942 to 1945. John worked as an assistant plant superintendent for West Texas Utilities at the Concho power plant. He retired in 1985 after 37 years of service. John had been a resident of San Angelo since 1956 and was a member of the Eola Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, June Wheeler of San Angelo; three daughters, Julia Paske, Susan Wilson and husband, Gary, all of Lamesa, and Peggy Gifford and husband, Jimmie, of La Grange; three sisters, Lucille Faught of San Angelo, Bobbie Schulz of Eola and Imogene Jackson and Husband, Charles, of Big Lake; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Trey and Shawn Gifford, all of La Grange, Lyndy Stone and husband, Jerry Don, of San Angelo, Katie Paske of Lubbock and Joshua and Lanie Wilson, both of Lamesa; sister-in-law Nautilla Wheeler of Eden; and brother and sister-in-law Bill and June Helwig of Miles. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family requests memorials be made to the Eola Community Center or the Shannon Wellness Center.
Martha Fay Denton 1926-2001
SAN ANGELO - Funeral service for Martha Fay Denton, 75, of San Angelo, was held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2001, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Wilkerson officiating. Burial followed in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Denton died Friday morning, September 28, 2001, in Hendrick Memorial Center in Abilene, after a year long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 25, 1926, in Red River County, Texas to E. J. and Rosa Kidd. Fay enriched the lives of those around her with her sweet spirit, kind heart and loyal friendship. She was a kind, caring and multi-talented person who loved her family, church and friends. She was a devoted wife to Charles Denton for 54 years. They were married in San Angelo on February 22, 1947. She was preceded in death by sisters, Florance Ryan, Add Ward and Annie Lee Green, all of Carlsbad, N.M. Survivors include her husband, Charles Denton of San Angelo; her son, Wiley Ward of Teague; her daughter, Nannine Askins and husband, Gary, of Big Lake; one brother, Wiley Kidd and wife, Latrel; one sister, Edna Hare and husband, G. B., of Carlsbad, N.M.; grandchildren, Clint Askins, Christy Walts, Michael Ward and David Ward; and great-grandchildren, Kayla and Travis Ward. The family requests memorials be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements were directed by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Ron Vincent Kane 1935-2001
HAWKINS - Graveside services for Ron Vincent Kane, 65, of Hawkins, Texas, were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2001, in the Hawkins Cemetery with the rev. Charles Long officiating. Arrangements were directed by Beaty Funeral Home of Hawkins. Mr. Kane died Wednesday, September 25, 2001 in Tyler, Texas. He was born December 25, 1935 in DeWitt, Iowa to Leo Vincent Kane and Everetta Mahoney. He had been a resident of Hawkins since 1985. He was a retired oil field driller and tool pusher and was employed by FWA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Les Vincent Kane and Everetta Mahoney. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Kane of Hawkins; five sons, John Kane of Wisconsin, Ron Kane of Kansas City, KS, Steve Kane of Wisconsin, Scott Kane and Todd Kane, both of Kansas City, KS; one daughter, Sheryl Ann Kane of Kansas City, KS; one brother, Martin Kane of Virginia; one sister, Jackie Kane of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and 14 grandchildren.
Ed Butler 1917 - 2001
SAN ANGELO-Ed Butler, 84, of Barnhart passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at 2:15 pm, in a local hospital. Mr. Butler was born January 25, 1917 in Brady, Texas. He was a pumping consulting for West Texas Gas. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by Johnson's Funeral Home. Survivors include one daughter, Kay Cruse of Amarillo, Texas.
Lloyd Benson 1923 - 2001
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Lloyd Benson, 78, of Lubbock, were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2001 at the Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Stan Blevins officiating. Interment followed in Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.. Mr. Benson died Friday, October 5, 2001, at University Medical Center. He was born July 27, 1923, in Petty, Texas. He married Maggie Montgomery on May 3, 1968 in Lubbock. He had been a resident of Lubbock for over 62 years. He was a Christian and a member of the Highland Baptist Church 3-R's and Dan Hatch Sunday School Class. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the China, Burma, India Theatre. He worked as a sausage foreman for Ben Grantham Meat Packers until retiring in 1980. He later worked for Sam's Wholesalers for seven years. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Benson of Lubbock; two sons, Kenneth Lloyd Benson of San Antonio and Steve Don Benson of Barnhart; two daughters, Carolyn Mae Cheatwood of Katy and Kathy Elizabeth O'Guinn of Lubbock; one sister, Inez Morris of Lubbock; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to the Highland Baptist Church Children's Ministry.