MIDLAND -- The Rev. P.T. Stewart, a former Snyder resident, died Sunday, April 13, in Midland.
Funeral service for Rev. Stewart, 68, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Midland Baptist Temple with the Revs. Verl Gunter and Jerry Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Born July 29, 1934 in Gorman, he married Wanda J. Gober on March 15, 1952 in Abilene.
Spending his early years working in the oilfields of West Texas, he attended Southwest Theological Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth before being ordained in Snyder to become a minister. He pastored churches in Merkel, Midland, Durant, Okla., and Electra before retiring in Midland to work in the auto sales industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, S.F. and Nesa Stewart; and three brothers, Clemo, Bill and E.L. Stewart.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Stewart of Midland; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Pete Klein, Brenda and Derrell Groom, all of Midland, and Karen and Dave Kelley of Vincent, Ohio; two sons, Larry Stewart and wife Darla of Midland and Terry Stewart of Martinez, Calif.; three sisters, Ailene Gibson of Abilene and Eva Rooker and Darene Johnson, both of Grand Prairie; a brother, E.M. Stewart of Abilene; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
ABILENE -- James Albert “Jim” Young, a former resident of Snyder, died Sunday, April 13.
Graveside service for Mr. Young, 85, was set for 1 p.m. today in the Elmwood Memorial Park. A memorial service was to follow in St. Paul United Methodist Church with Dr. David Hamblin and the Rev. Steve Chappel officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of North’s Funeral Home.
Born May 10, 1917 in Newton, Iowa, he married Rachel Sweeney on March 7, 1943 in Oklahoma City.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a second lieutenant and served in the South Pacific. He earned a degree in accounting from the University of Illinois in 1942 and became a certified public accountant in 1952.
After working in Dallas and Snyder, Mr. Young moved to Abilene in 1955. At the time of his retirement in 1989, he was a partner with Mouser & Young CPA.
A member of St. Paul United Methodist Church since 1955, Mr. Young was a member of the Founders Lions Club and served as president. He also served on the Boys Club board for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Young of Abilene; two daughters, Jo Ann Williams of Garland and Janet Barksdale of Friendswood; a brother, Paul Young of Florida; a sister, Margaret Grote of California; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
LUBBOCK -- Anita Bridgeman, a former resident of Snyder, died Monday, April 14, at her home in Lubbock.
Graveside service for Mrs. Bridgeman, 77, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Resthaven Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Westmont Christian Church with the Rev. Clint Stephenson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home.
Born June 9, 1925 in Dallas, she attended school in Dallas and graduated from Our Lady of Victory in Fort Worth.
She married L.Z. “Zeke” Bridgeman on Feb. 6, 1946 in Dallas.
In Snyder, Mrs. Bridgeman was a member of the First Christian Church, Snyder PTA and was a charter member of the Optimist Club.
She also lived in Midland before moving to Lubbock in 1961 where she worked for Wellborn-Markham Oil and Christmann Company. She was a member of the Westmont Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Zeke of Lubbock; two daughters, Connie Hollingshead of Lubbock and Glenna Chisum of Amarillo; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service for Ennis Powell, longtime Snyder resident, is set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. William Jackson of Tatum, N.M., will officiate. Burial will follow in the Snyder Cemetery.
Mr. Powell, 90, died Monday, April 14, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.
Born on April 14, 1913, in Waskom, Tex., he married Willie Mae Bell on Sept. 13, 1962 in Snyder. She died in 1981.
Mr. Powell was a self-employed contractor.
Survivors include one sister, Ethel Powell of Reno, Nev.; three nephews, Tony Davis of Dallas, Roderick Hamlett of Snyder and William Powell of Reno; two nieces, Kay Davis of Dallas and Veronica Powell of Reno; one sister-in-law, Ola Powell of Reno.
ASPERMONT – Dorothy Marie Prescott, the aunt of Robert Potter of Snyder, died Tuesday, April 15, in a Rotan nursing home.
Funeral service for Mrs. Prescott, 80, is set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Aspermont First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Covington officiating. Burial will follow in the Aspermont Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Born in Caraway, Ark., she married Eldon “Slim” Prescott on March 3, 1942. She was a homemaker and had been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1944.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Eula Murry.
Survivors also include her husband, Slim Prescott of Aspermont; and two brothers, Albert McDowell of Vicksburg, Mich., and Clint McDowell of Chester, Va.
Florine “Sticker” Gardner died Thursday, April 17, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder.
Funeral service for Mrs. Gardner, 81, is set for 4 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church in Aspermont. The Rev. Mickey Wagner will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Jason Covington. Burial will follow in the Aspermont Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
She married Lee Gardner on Aug. 7, 1943 in Dickens. He died July 22, 2001. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Jake Menix on April 1, 1996.
Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Aspermont First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Carey Lee Gardner of Aspermont; two daughters, Sara Menix and Rita Wolf, both of Snyder; one sister, Juanita Cumbie of Hamlin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
AUSTIN -- Neilda Lou Osburn, a former resident of Snyder, died Friday, April 11, after a long fight with emphysema.
Mrs. Osburn, 69, will be cremated and there will be no formal service. Inurnment will be near her parents, James and Dennis Blakely, in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Arrangements are under the direction of All Faiths Funeral Service.
Born Feb. 11, 1934 in Mountainair, N.M., she was a 1951 graduate of Snyder High School. Mrs. Osburn had a long career in banking and worked for National Bank of Odessa before owning and managing restaurants in Little Rock, San Angelo and Burnett.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Don Doyle of Buda; and her grandchildren, Danielle and Melisa Doyle of Buda.
Erminia “Minnie” Valles, the sister of Angelita Alaniz of Hermleigh, died Wednesday, April 16, at her home in Lubbock.
Funeral service for Mrs. Valles, 76, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Guajardo Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ismael Guel officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
Born April 9, 1927 in Karnes City, she was a restaurant owner for 30 years in the Lubbock area, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the Iglesia Bautista Centro de Alabanza.
She was preceded in death by a son, Aurelio “Earl” Martinez; and a daughter, Andrea Martinez.
Survivors include six daughters, Grace Ortiz of Oklahoma City, Adela Rincon, Nicole Rincon, Camelia Rincon and Consuelo Valles, all of Lubbock, and Marilyn Rincon of Clovis, N.M.; a son, Rudy Valles of Lubbock; three brothers, Ralph Gonzales of Bakersfield, Calif., Domingo Gonzales and Alejandro Gonzales, both of Lubbock; another sister, Manuela Castillo of Levelland; 22 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Vennie Crocker, sister of Barney Tate of Snyder, died Thursday, April 17, in a Waco nursing home.
Funeral service for Mrs. Crocker, 82, is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Wilkinson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Born Dec. 30, 1921 in Onalaska, Tex., she married Johnnie Crocker on May 29, 1939 in Athens. He died Dec. 31, 2000.
The Crockers were members of the First Assembly of God and the couple spent many years helping maintain the yard and church building.
Survivors include a daughter, Dana Ferguson of Waco; three sons, Harold Crocker and Marty Crocker, both of Kerrville, and Roger Crocker of Scurry; a sister, Elsie Merle Kennedy of Scurry; another brother, Gerald Tate of Trinidad; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.