Graveside service for Francis Lightfoot, 80, is set for 1 p.m. Thursday in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Steve Highfield, associate minister of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lightfoot died Sunday, Nov. 16, in Regency Retirement Center in Horizon City near El Paso.
The Lightfoots were farmers in Dalhart and moved to Abilene in 1980. He died in 1984 and is buried in Snyder. Mrs. Lightfoot moved to El Paso in 1997.
Survivors include a son, Jeff Lightfoot of El Paso; a daughter, Deborah Jo Sizemore of Crowley; and two grandchildren.
ROTAN -- Benigna F. Gonzalez, the sister of Petra Carrillo of Snyder, died Saturday, Nov. 15, in Abilene.
Funeral service for Mrs. Gonzalez, 82, is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. Josephs Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
Born Feb. 13, 1921 in Fisher County, she married Frank Gonzalez on Jan. 6, 1940 in Fisher County.
A resident of Roby since 1943, she was a homemaker and a Catholic.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Micaela Flores; two brothers, Porfirio Flores and Ursulo Flores; four sisters, Estefan Lugan, Susana Rangel, Santiaga De la Cruz and Minnie Quintanilla; a grandson, James Martinez; a granddaughter, Norma Gonzalez; and a great-granddaughter, Brandy Dickerson.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Gonzalez of Roby; four daughters, Marcie Gonzalez of Roby, Louise Martinez of Corsicana, Ester Gonzalez of Temple and Lucy Kelley of El Paso; a brother, Dario Flores of Hamlin; another sister, Ricarda Guzman of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Kidney Foundation.
Mollie Jo Arnold, longtime Snyder resident, died Friday, Nov. 21, in Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City.
Funeral service for Mrs. Arnold, 74, is set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. David Phillips, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Bethel Cemetery in Car-thage under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Born Oct. 3, 1929 in Gary, Texas, she married Tommy Ray Arnold on Jan. 22, 1954 in Gary. He preceded her in death as did her parents, J.R. (Jack) and Myrtle Atkerson; and an aunt, Mary Hollin King.
A homemaker, Mrs. Arnold was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Joey and Diane Arnold of Snyder and Eric and Kim Arnold of Overton; a brother, Dan Atkerson of Tatum, Texas; five grandchildren, Jamie, Casey and Riley Arnold of Snyder and Justin and Kerry Arnold of Overton.
Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Edward Lee “Eddie” Titus, son of Gale and Beth Titus of Snyder, died Thursday, Nov. 20, in Chandler.
Funeral service for Mr. Titus, 35, is set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Chandler. Burial is set for 1 p.m. Monday in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler.
Born on Jan. 20, 1968 in Lexington Park, Md., he was a 1986 graduate of Snyder High School and married Jimmie Habenicht on June 3, 1 995 in Fort Worth. A Baptist, Mr. Titus was manager of Golden Corral in Snyder and was currently district manager for the Golden Corral Restaurant Corporation. Mr. Titus was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Survivors also include his wife, Jimmie Titus of the home; one son, Issac Titus of Chandler; two daughters, Baylee Titus of Chandler and Nickie Titus of Pflugerville; a brother, Christopher Titus of Dallas; a sister and a brother-in-law, Stacy and Brandy Hickman of Saginaw; and a niece and nephew, Erin and Caden Hickman of Saginaw.
O.C. Stanley, longtime Snyder resident, died Thursday, Nov. 20, at his home in Dallas.
Funeral service for Mr. Stanley, 87, is set for noon Wednesday in the Laurel Land Memorial Chapel with interment in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Born Nov. 12, 1916 in Wichita Falls, he served in the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific, including the Invasion of Okinawa in World War II and participated in the rebuilding of Pearl Harbor.
Mr. Stanley was in the construction business in West Texas and in the Metroxplex and moved to Dallas from Snyder in 1981 where he was a member of the Jefferson Blvd. Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vertie Lee Stanley of Dallas; a daughter, Constance Ashley of Dallas; two grandsons LCPL Jonathan Ashley of Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Matt and Trent Ashley of Dallas; two great-granddaughters, Kayla and Rhonda Ashley of Commerce.
KNOX CITY -- Willie Mae Thomas, mother of A.Z.Thomas of Snyder, died Sunday, Nov. 23, in Snyder Oaks Care Center.
Graveside service for Mrs. Thomas, 99, is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gillispie Cemetery in Knox City. Paul Chambers will officiate and Mansell-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born on July 13, 1904 in Venus, Texas, she married Austin Z. Thomas who preceded her in death in 1968. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Knox City Foursquare Church. She ironed clothes for the public and enjoyed quilting.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Worlow and Mary Etta Barkley Worlow, eight brothers, two sisters and one daughter, Doris Faulkner.
Survivors also include a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Thomas of Snyder; a son-in-law, Max Faulkner of Oklahoma; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Opal Virgie Clinkinbeard, 100, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, at her home in Snyder.
Funeral service for Mrs. Clinkinbeard is set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Walter McCall, Odyssey Healthcare chaplain, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Ira Cemetery.
Mrs. Clinkinbeard was born on Oct. 3, 1902 in Okemah, Okla. She married John Clinkinbeard on March 23, 1920 in Okmulgee, Okla. He died in 1956 and she also was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Clinkinbeard in 1999 and David Clinkinbeard in 2000.
Mrs. Clinkinbeard was a rancher and worked as a cook at the Plaza Restaurant for 23 years.
Survivors include three sons, Earl Clinkinbeard and Bob Clinkinbeard, both of Snyder, and Raymond Clinkinbeard of Plainview; two daughters, Margaret Fowler of Odessa and Dolly Tatom of Snyder; and numerous grandchildren.
MATADOR -- Gertrude Reeves, the sister of Opal Horsley of Snyder, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, at her home in Abilene.
Graveside service for Mrs. Reeves, 95, is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the East Mound Cemetery in Matador.
Born Dec. 5, 1907 in Fisher County, she lived in Motley County as a child and was a longtime resident of Midland where she was employed by a wholesale pharmaceutical firm. A member of the Methodist Church, Mrs. Reeves had been a resident of Abilene the past five years.
Survivors include two other sisters, Ruby Coke of Abilene and Lois Stancell of Muleshoe; and several nieces and nephews.
Sarah Geneta Richards died this morning at her home in Snyder.
Services are pending with Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Richards was born on April 7, 1930.
She is survived by her husband, Wilmer Richards, and a son, Larry Richards, both of Snyder.
Geneta Richards died Wednesday, April 14, at her home in Snyder.
Funeral service for Mrs. Richards, 74, is set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dan Crawford, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Ira Cemetery and arrangements are under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Born April 7, 1930 in Content, Tx., she married Wilmer Richards on Nov. 16, 1946 in Novice.
Mrs. Richards, a member of Victory Baptist Church, worked in the meat department for Furr’s and IGA for 20 years, retiring in 1990.
Survivors include her husband, Wilmer Richards of Snyder; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Barbara Richards of Snyder; a brother, Charles Stephens of Novice; a sister, Louise White of Snyder; a grandson, Tim Richards of Denton; a great-grandson, Lucas Richards of Denton; and two step grandchildren, Stephan Kirk of Snyder and David Kirk of Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family visitation will be held from 7 to 8 this evening at Wright Colonial Funeral Home.