Kimsey Raydell Hill 1919-2001
BRADY - Funeral services for Kimsey Raydell Hill, 82, of Brady , were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2001, in Heritage Funeral Home chapel in Brady. Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady. Mr. Hill died Sunday, December 2, 2001, in Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo to be with his wife, Annie, who preceded him in death, and with the Lord. He was born March 21, 1919, in Mansfield, Texas. Survivors include five sons, one daughter, and their spouses, Vick Hill of Brady, Jackie and Elaine Hill of Coahoma, Larry and Sharon Hill of Brady, Peggy and Bill Burroughs of Brady, Donnie and Leslie Hill of Hobbs, N.M., and Tommy and Deborah Hill of Big Lake; one brother, Ardell Hill of Menard; one sister, Vera Young of Brady; 34 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Harry Cook Logan 1912-2001
RIO RANCHO, NM - Harry Cook Logan, 89, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and formerly of Breckenridge and Big Lake, Texas, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001. He was born January 26, 1912, in San Angelo, to the late Fred and Emma A. Davidson Logan. He married Virginia Lee Lewis of San Angelo on July 25, 1936. Mr. Logan was a retired banker and a lifelong Methodist. He was employed by West Texas Utilities for 17 years in Big Lake before starting his banking career as an officer of Big Lake State Bank. He moved to Breckenridge in 1963 to form Citizens National Bank and serve as the bank's President and director, a position he held until his retirement. While in Breckenridge, he also was engaged in oil and gas partnerships. While living in Big Lake, Texas, Mr. Logan was a member of the City Council. In 1957, he was awarded the National Safety Council's President's Medal. He was a member of many boards and positions of trust both in Big Lake and Breckenridge. He also served as a board member of the Texas Transportation Commission. After his retirement in 1977, Mr. Logan traveled extensively, including several trips as representatives of the United States in former President Dwight Eisenhower's "People to People" tours to foreign nations. A resident of Rio Rancho since 1997, Mr. Logan was well respected and loved by all who knew him. Mr. Logan is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia Lewis Logan; son, Larry Lee Logan and wife Sonya of Albuquerque, New Mexico; son, Richard Lewis Logan and wife Mary of Victoria, Texas; grandchildren, Dr. Ashley Logan Drews and husband Karl of Houston, Texas; Melissa Logan of San Marcos, California; Brad Lewis Logan of Blythe, California; and Austin Lewis Logan of East Bernard, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Drews and Amy Logan Drews, both of Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters and three brothers. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Memorials can be sent to any charity of the donor's choice.
Dallas Mitchell went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at the age of 57. Graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake. Arrangements were by Johnson's Funeral Home. Dallas was born on January 28, 1944 in Hutchison, Kansas to Russell and Lois Mitchell. He married Joyce Kline on November 10, 1961. Dallas moved to Big Lake from Perryton, TX in 1974. He worked in the oilfields all his life except for a couple of years when he had a small repair shop out of his home. Dallas was preceded in death by his father Russell Mitchell in 1985. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Mitchell of Big Lake; mother Lois Mitchell of Iowa Park; mother-in-law Jessie Kline of Big Lake; two sons, Johnny Mitchell and wife Kristy, and Ricky Mitchell all of Big Lake; one daughter, Patty Creech and husband Jeff of Big Lake; three brothers, Marvin Mitchell and wife Betty of Big Lake, Gary Mitchell and wife Peggy of Mansfield, and Russell Mitchell of Oklahoma; three sisters, Kathy Crozier and husband Jimmy of Pampa, Trudy Tyson and husband Chris of Iowa Park, and Lois Chick and husband Max of McCauley; grandchildren, Kade and Courtney Mitchell, April and Tracie Mitchell, Brandon Davenport, Kati Creech, Jeremy, Dusty, and Chrissie Creech, and Timothy and Cierra Moore. Dallas was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa and will be greatly missed.
Charles Wright 1932-2001
Funeral services for Charles Wright, 69, of Big Lake, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2001, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Big Lake. Burial will follow in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake. Arrangements are under direction of Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo. Mr. Wright died Friday, December 21, 2001, in a San Angelo hospital. Survivors include two sons, Michael Wright and John Wright, both of Houston; three daughters, Marianna Williams Taylor of Waco, and Carrie Lucille Anderson and Rose Marie Anderson, both of Clovis, N.M.; four brothers, Louis Colbert of Big Lake, Johnny B. Wright and Robert Lee Wright, both of Houston, and James C. Wright of Aurora, Colorado; and three sisters, Mary Jo Jefferson of Houston, Dr. Rose Marie Wright of Schenectady, N.Y., and Linda Kay Mollica of Cameron.
D.D. "Jack" Parker 1925-2001
SAN ANGELO - D. D. "Jack" Parker, 76, of San Angelo died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2001, at his residence. Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2002, in Evergreen Memorial Park in Wharton, Texas, with the Rev. Donnie Melton officiating. Jack was born October 30, 1925, in Mills County, Texas. He was a resident of San Angelo for four years and was a member of Southland Baptist Church. Jack was a U. S. Army veteran who served during WWII. He retired after 40 years as a party chief from Texaco Oil Company. His first wife, Vera Mae McCaleb, preceded Jack in death. He was later married to Sally Hight McCaleb in 1997. Survivors include his wife, Sally Parker of San Angelo; two sons, Jerry Parker of Lake Charles, La. and Damon Parker of Wharton, Texas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd Parker of Pontotoc; one sister, Nell Oates of Marble Falls; three stepchildren, Janet Wilburn of Big Lake, Nathan McCaleb of Mansfield and Kathy Strawn of College Station; seven step-grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren. The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of San Angelo or a favorite charity. Arrangements were by Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo.
Charles H. Little 1913-2002
SAN SABA - Funeral services for Charles Hammond Little, 88, of San Saba, were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2002, in Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the San Saba City Cemetery. Mr. Little, a longtime resident of San Saba County, died Friday, January 11, 2002, in San Angelo. He was born April 4, 1913, in Goldthwaite, Texas, the son of W. T. Little and Jennie Bodkin Little. He attended the University of Texas and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. On April 18, 1936, Charles H. Little and Mary Nada Hinyard were married in Dallas, Texas. During World War II. Charles served in the U. S. Navy. He was a longtime businessman, variety store owner, and director of the San Saba National Bank. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in San Saba and was a 50-year member of San Saba Masonic Lodge No. 612. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers. Survivors include his daughter, Mary Lou Elkins and her husband, Mike Elkins, of Big Lake; his son, Chuck Little of San Saba; two grandsons, Mark Elkins and his wife Kim, and Chad Elkins; one great-grandson, Mason Blackstone Elkins; one sister, Dorothy Sterner of San Saba; and several nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of San Saba or Big Lake.
Annis I. Miller 1913-2002
CANTON, OHIO - Annis I. Miller of Canton, Ohio passed away Wednesday morning, January 16, 2002, in Doctors Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Canton on October 23, 1913, for many years she was a floral designer in the Canton area, most recently employed at Suttons Flowers. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, a member of the Louisville Eagles Auxiliary #2374 and AARP. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Miller who passed away in 1982, her grandson, Clifford Knisely in 1973, also by five brothers, Homer, Frank, Ira, Bill and Sam Beard and five sisters, Lill Schmucker, Pearl Goldsmith, Helen Kerr, Viola Nolan and Alma Watson. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Dawn Miller of Stanley, NC., and her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Thomas "Bud" Knisely of North Canton, OH; stepdaughter, Betty Randolph of Mansfield, OH; grandchildren and their spouses, Tina Knisely, Tom and Brenda Knisely, DeeAnn Miller, and Cliff Miller, Jr. and Irene of Big Lake, Texas; great grandchildren, Christopher, Heather, David and Josh Abner, Samantha Knisely, Brandon Wright, Kelsie, Kallie and Leeander Miller and Joe Camcho and a very special nephew, Harold Goldsmith and Jane. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 21, 2002, at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Kimm officiating. Burial was in Warstler Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home were on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. Our mother, grandmother and great grandmother touched so many lives as she passed through this life. Many people knew her as a special friend, grandma and the candy lady as everywhere she went she wanted to give a kiss to someone, so she handed them salt water taffy, a kiss from her to them. She touched so many lives, made a vast number of friends and most of all she was the best mom, grandma and great grandma that anyone could ever ask for. She went the extra mile, she loved like nobody could love and had a great love for God. She will always be remembered for the love she had for everyone, everywhere. "We Love You."