WEATHERFORD -- Tommie Preston, former Snyder resident, died Monday, March 22, in a Weatherford nursing home.
Graveside service for Mrs. Preston, 80, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harpersville Cemetery near Breckenridge.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1923 in Parks, Texas and graduated from Breckenridge High School.
While living in Snyder, she worked for Texas Electric. Her husband, Ralph Preston, who preceded her in death, worked for Texaco in Snyder.
Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Slaugh of Weatherford and Beverly Jacoby of Corpus Christi; one brother, John Harper of Snyder; one sister, Voncille McBride of Houston; a nephew, Ross Preston of Snyder; six grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
Saturnino Martinez, 87, died this morning in Snyder Oaks Care Center.
Services for Mr. Martinez are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 29, 1912, survivors include his wife, Benita Martinez of Snyder; and two stepsons, Jose Valdez and Manuel Valdez, both of Snyder.
BIG SPRING – Corinne Faye Croker, a native of Scurry County, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, in a Big Spring hospital.
Funeral service for Mrs. Croker, 79, is set for 3 p.m. Friday in the Nalley-Pickel & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Burial will follow in Trinity Memorial Park.
Born April 5, 1921 in Fluvanna, she married Hiram Croker on Nov. 1, 1957 in Fort Worth. She moved to Big Spring in 1971 and operated A&W Grocery for a number of years. She also operated a ceramics shop and was a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband, Hiram Croker of Big Spring; two sons, Billy Samples of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Douglas Maples of Fort Worth; two sisters, Blanche Nunley of Graham and Inez Smith of Wichita Falls; a brother, Alvin Whitaker of Rush Springs, Okla.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
SWEETWATER -- Leota Jean Newton, a former resident of Snyder, died Sunday, March 28, in Rolling Plains Hospital.
Funeral service for Mrs. Newton, 59, was set for 2 p.m. today in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was to follow in the Lone Wolf Cemetery.
Born Aug. 25, 1944 in Reeves County, she attended Snyder schools and Western Texas College. She had also lived in Bangs before moving to Sweetwater 12 years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Huddlen of Roscoe; her mother, Pearl Claxton of Roscoe; three grandsons, Kashawn Newton, Coby Newton and Richard Huddlen Jr.
Pallbearers will be Leonard Nickerson, Jerry Wemken and Evaristo Granado.
MIDLAND -- Margy Lou Leyerly, a former resident of Snyder, died Sunday, March 28, in Midland Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service for Mrs. Leyerly, 78, is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Born Nov. 15, 1925 in Neosho, Mo., she graduated from high school in Caldwell, Kan., and married Dean Leyerly in 1942.
She lived in Austin, Midland, Snyder, San Angelo Farmington, N.M., and Evansville, Ind., before retiring in Midland.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Ethel Dean Crumbliss.
Survivors include her husband, Dean Leyerly of Midland; two daughters, Dana Copeland of Midland and Jo Adams of Moody; a brother, Richard Crumbliss; a sister, Bess Ginn; and two grandchildren.
SEAGRAVES -- Coy Tucker, father of Dixie Brooks of Snyder, died Wednesday, March 24, in Seminole.
Service for Mr. Tucker, 95, is set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Avenue D. Church of Christ. B.W. Baucum and Andrew Purcella will officiate. Burial will follow in the Gaines County Cemetery in Seagraves under the direction of Mark A. Jones Funeral Directors.
Born to the late Jess and Ethel Tucker on Sept. 12, 1908 in Montague County, he moved from Cedar Lake to Seagraves in 1942.
Mr. Tucker had owned and operated Gulf service stations for 15 years and also had worked at Seagraves Auto Parts, Connally’s Funeral Home and he retired from the oilfield industry in 1990 where he worked as a driller and pumper. He married Audra DeYoung on Sept. 26, 1931 in Tipton, Okla.
He also was preceded in death by six brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Audra Tucker of the home; one brother, Odell Tucker of Wichita Falls; one sister, Freeda Edwards of Tipton; and a son-in-law, Martin Brooks of Snyder.
McADOO -- William F. Gardner, the brother of Nettie Faye Gardner of Snyder, died Monday, March 22, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
No services for Mr. Gardner, 81, are scheduled at this time.
Born April 16, 1922 in Girard, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran and married Sybil Brantley on Aug. 29, 1953 in Lubbock.
Mr. Gardner moved from Abilene to McAdoo in 1954 and was a farmer. He was a former member of the McAdoo school board and gin board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Andrew and Nettie Grace Gardner; and a brother, Bob Gardner.
Survivors also include his wife, Sybil Gardner of McAdoo; a son, Mack Gardner of McAdoo; a daughter, Donna Edinburg of McAdoo; and two grandchildren.
FLOYDADA -- Turner Randall Hunter, the brother of Faye Chastain of Snyder, died Monday, March 22.
Funeral service for Mr. Hunter, 86, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church with Dr. David Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Floyd County Memorial Park under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Born Feb. 25, 1918 in Paris, Texas, he was a 1935 graduate of Roaring Springs High School and attended VA School.
He married Sarah Eilon Campbell on April 7, 1940 in Jayton. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Hunter, a member of the First United Methodist Church, moved from Afton to the McCoy community in Floyd County in 1949 where he farmed for many years. After retirement, he was a groundskeeper at Lighthouse Electric.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam David and Edna Turner Hunter; and a sister, Doris Thacker.
Survivors also include his wife, Sharah Hunter of Floydada; a son, Larry Hunter of Lubbock; a daughter, Barbara McCormick of Lubbock; two brothers, Sam Hunter of Iowa Park and John Hunter of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
SWEETWATER -- Sonnie Jim Brown, the father of Mike Brown of Snyder, died Tuesday, March 23, in Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside service for Mr. Brown, 66, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with the Rev. Oneal Westbrook officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Born July 27, 1937 in Big Hill, Texas, he married Beverleye Crites on June 1, 1956 in Redfield, S.D.
Mr. Brown was a U.S. Air Force veteran of 20 years, serving in both Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the Nolan County Honor Guard, past commander of the VFW and American Legion and a member of the N.C.O.A. He had operated a service station in Sweetwater and later worked at Texas State Technical College.
Survivors include his wife, Beverleye Brown of Sweetwater; another son and his wife, David and Terry Brown of Odessa; a daughter-in-law, Shellie Brown of Snyder; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jody and Rodney Whorton and Cindy Parker, all of Sweetwater; two sisters, Arlene Hernandez and Judy Mawhinney of Magnolia; four grandchildren; and four step grandchildren.
MIDLAND -- Grace DuBose, the grandmother of Paula Fritz of Snyder, died Friday, March 19, in Temple.
A memorial service for Mrs. Dubose, 72, is set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Midland. Arrangements were under the direction of The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown.
Born May 26, 1931, she was reared and educated in Crockett. She earned her associate degree from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.
She married Bill Jordan, a geologist with Exxon, on June 7, 1952 and they lived in Eagle Nest, Hobbs, N.M., Andrews and Midland. He preceded her in death.
She married Bob DuBose on May 31, 2003 and they resided in Sun City Texas in Georgetown.
Survivors include her husband, Bob DuBose of Georgetown; five daughters, Sara Fritz of Midland and formerly of Snyder, Leela Patterson, Laura Grafe, Debbie Dobbs and Janet Sharp; a brother, John Arledge; and 10 other grandchildren.