James Gordon Miller of Snyder died, Thursday, Oct. 4, in Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock.
Funeral service for Mr. Miller, 70, is set for 10 a.m. Monday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Curtis Morgan and Dr. Tommy Culwell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Dermott Cemetery.
Born Sept. 16, 1931 in House, N.M., he married Shirley Miller on April 14, 1996 at the Wagon Wheel Ranch in Scurry County.
Mr. Miller was a truck driver, working for a number of years for Frito-Lay and for Scurlock and Fluid Transport. A former resident of Bronte, he was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Miller of Snyder; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Louise Smith of Lubbock, Brenda and David Seymour of Lubbock and Pat and Lynn Guynes of Snyder; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Peggy Miller of Bronte, Charlie and Lynn Miller of Lubbock and Tim and Tonnie McCright of Frisco; a sister, Odessa Whisenhunt of Fresno, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Isidro “I.V.” Villareal, a lifetime resident of Snyder, died Thursday, Oct. 4, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident.
Funeral service for Mr. Villareal, 55, is tentatively set for 2 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Born May 15, 1946 in Snyder, he married Mary Delao on March 30, 1962. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was a rig operator for B&F Well Servicing. He had just returned from a family reunion in San Antonio.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Villareal of Snyder; four daughters, Nora Salazar and Lilly Villasana, both of Snyder, Dona Alvarez of Houston and Susie Dominguez of Chicago; five sons, Rudy Torrez of Snyder and Roy Torrez, Simon Domingez, Martin Villareal and Jerry Villareal, all of Chicago; his mother, Petra Villareal of Snyder; three sisters, Julia Sanchez of Chicago, Janie Cuarnelo and Petra Sylvia, both of Galveston, Lupe Vasquez of Snyder and Manuela Villareal of San Antonio; two brothers, Jesse Villareal of Chicago and Rosalio Villareal of Snyder; 42 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.
Rogelio “Chico” Martinez of Snyder died Thursday, Oct. 4, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident.
Funeral service for Mr. Martinez, 27, is tentatively set for 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 1, 1973 in Snyder, he married Corinna Almanza on Nov. 4, 1993 in Midland. Mr. Martinez was employed by B&F Well Servicing Co. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Survivors include his wife, Corinna Martinez of Snyder; two sons, Israel Martinez and Mario Martinez, both of Snyder; his mother, Adelina Martinez of Snyder; his father, Rogelio Martinez Sr. of Snyder; and three sisters, Virginia Estrada, Evelia Martinez and Maxine Martinez, all of Dallas.
Lionor Martinez, 82, died Friday, Oct. 5, at her home in Snyder.
Funeral service for Mrs. Martinez is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Leatham officiating. Burial will follow in the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Born March 22, 1919 in San Marcos, she was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
She married Lorenzo Martinez on Nov. 28, 1936 in San Marcos and he died Dec. 4, 1996.
Survivors include three sons, Lorenzo Martinez Jr. of Lubbock, Lusiano Martinez of Snyder and Felix Martinez of Hermleigh; seven daughters, Hortensia Villareal, Luisa Martinez, Jesusa Herrera, Guadalupe Escobedo, Elena Gonzales, Rosa Martinez Villa and Adelina Martinez, all of Snyder; two brothers, Lazaro Rodriguez of San Marcos and Andres Rodriguez of Big Spring; three sisters, Nicolas Hernandez of Lubbock and Beatrice Rios and Romana Felicita Garza, both of San Marcos; 48 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel.
JoAnne Eades Ritchie, 58, of Snyder died Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Dialysis Center in Lubbock after a sudden illness.
Service for Mrs. Ritchie is set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Mike Henson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Snyder Cemetery.
Born on Dec. 5, 1944 in Snyder, she married J. Harland Ritchie on May 12, 1972 in Snyder. He died July 7, 1996.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Ruth Eades of Snyder; a daughter, Jane Kirby of Dallas; a son, Michael Robert Kirby Jr. and his wife Becky of Commerce; five grandchildren, Mike and Kyle Kirby of Commerce, and Zina, Alfinsa and Eliana Brewer of Commerce.
Family visitation will be from 6:30-7:30 Friday evening at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
SWEETWATER -- Plez “Rusty” Atkins Jr., brother of Dana Kay Riggins of Snyder, died Saturday, Nov. 30, in Abilene Regional Hospital.
Service for Mr. Atkins, 63, is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCoy Chapel of Memories. The Revs. William Jackson and Kenneth Decker will officiate. Burial will follow in Sweetwater Cemetery.
Born Dec. 25, 1938 in Van Zandt County, he married Mae Pearl Dunn in 1979 in Anson. Mr. Atkins was retired from Rolling Plains Co-op Compress as a mechanic. He had worked as custodian for the Roscoe State Bank and drove a bus for PPI. Mr. Atkins was a member of Canaan Baptist Church in Loraine.
He was preceded in death by his father, Plez Atkins Sr. in 1988; and by a brother, Bobbie Atkins in 1999.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Pearl Atkins of Sweetwater; seven daughters, Rhonda Lewis and Jeanetta Lemmons of California, Jackie Carter of DeSoto, Wanda Gardner of New Hampshire, Sabrina Abercrombie of Houston, Patricia Terry of Dallas and Annetta Lemmons of Arlington; four sons, Tony Gardner of Memphis, Tenn., Plez Atkins III of Dallas, Demetrius Atkins of Garden City and the Rev. Norris Atkins of Austin; his mother, Mae Dee Atkins of Sweetwater; five other sisters, Peggy Reed and Ann Atkins of Sweetwater, Ardell Delaney of Mesquite, Karla Taylor of Dallas, and Donna Faye Jordan of Lancaster; one brother, Ron Atkins of Sweetwater; and 24 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Funeral service for Mildred Maxine Streety is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ave. D Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Holmes and Charles Day officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Mrs. Streety, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 11, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 12, 1917 in Hawkins, Tex., she married Virgil Streety on March 21, 1942 in Mineola. Mrs. Streety was a homemaker and a member of the Ave. D. Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Virgil Streety of Snyder; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Ann Streety of Lubbock; four sisters, Pearl Foster of Hawkins, Mary Jo Salter of Florence, La., Connie Mae Bridges of Stonewall, La., and Thelma Reynolds of Lubbock; and a grandson, Kevin Streety of Paris, France.
G.W. Ware Sr.
HENDERSON - G.W. Ware Sr., a former Snyder resident, died Friday, Aug. 9, in Henderson.
Funeral service for Mr. Ware, 57, is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pine Grove Baptist Church in Carthage. The Rev. Raymond Ridgeway will officiate and burial will follow in Carthage Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.
Born July 1, 1945 in Carthage, Mr. Ware was employed by E.L. Farmer Trucking Co. in Snyder before moving to Henderson where he was a tree logger.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Lee Sterling; his father, Gordon Ware; one son, G.W. Ware Jr.; one sister, Dessie Mae Johnson; three brothers, Wilton Ware, Raymond Ware and Andrew Wallace.
A wake will be held at 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Ware of Snyder; three sons, Earl Ware and Raymond Ware, both of Snyder, and Wayne Ware of Lubbock; one daughter, Dessie Ware of Snyder; four sisters, Nona Gafford of Henderson, Essie Ndokwuv of Dallas, Katie Allison of Longview and Ester Anderson of Pittsburg, Calif.; five brothers, Felton Wallace of Snyder, A.W. Wallace of Plainview, Wilton Wallace of Carthage, Esker Ware and A.D. Ware of Henderson; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
MIDLAND - Alice Barrett Bolton, the mother of Anne Adams of Snyder, died Monday, Aug. 12, in Houston.
Funeral service for Mrs. Bolton, 86, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Born Nov. 26, 1915 in Leon County, she graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of science degree in home economics. She worked as a home economics teacher and as a home demonstration agent in the late ‘30s and ‘40s.
A member of the First Baptist Church, Mrs. Bolton was a lifetime member of the PTA and a member of the hospital women’s auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Winfred and Mary Etta Barrett; her husband, Alvis Franklin Bolton; three brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include a son, Al Bolton Jr. of Houston; another daughter, Anita Rice of San Antonio; five grandchildren, Allison Alexander, Amber Crafton, Jason Rice, Jeremy Rice and Jonathan Rice; and one great-grandson, Avery Robert Crafton.