BIG SPRING -- John Harding of Borden County died Thursday, Jan. 1, in Borden County from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Service for Mr. Harding, 22, is set for 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church in Big Spring. The Rev. Randy Hardman, pastor of the Gail First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Kevin Parker, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Park under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Born on Sept. 8, 1981 in Colorado City, he graduated from Borden County High School in 2000 and was a member of the 1997 state champion football team. Mr. Harding had attended Howard College and was attending Texas Tech University. He attended the First Baptist Church in Gail.
His grandfather, Dalton Carr; his grandparents, Pat and Vergie Harding; and an uncle, Randy Carr, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his parents, Joe and Rhonda Harding of Vincent; his sister, Sarah Harding of Vincent; his brother, Clay Harding of Vincent; his maternal grandmother, Emma Carr of Big Spring; his uncles, Rodney Carr and Rich Carr, both of Big Spring; his uncle and aunt, Freddy and Judy Brown of Big Spring; his aunt, Billie Harding of Vincent; and his cousins, Emily Carr and Brian Brown.
Family visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Youth Fund, Box 297 in Gail, 79738.
Farris Pollard, 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, at his home in Snyder after a sudden illness.
Memorial service for Mr. Pollard is set 10 a.m. Saturday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Mike Henson, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate. Mr. Pollard will be cremated.
He was born Oct. 2, 1928 in Sudan and moved to Snyder in 1949. Mr. Pollard served in the U.S. Army Air Corp and worked in the oilfield as a pulling unit operator.
Survivors include two sons, David Pollard and Richard Pollard; three brothers, Bob Pollard and Ken Pollard, both of Snyder, and Ray Pollard of Abilene.
Beatrice Newsom, mother of LaNell Bearden of Snyder, died Thursday, Jan. 1, in Snyder Healthcare Center.
Graveside service for Mrs. Newsom, 77, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Colorado City Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Born on May 1, 1926 in Paris, Mrs. Newsom was a Baptist and a longtime resident of Colorado City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Eddie Towery, Michael Towery and Larry Hayhurst; two brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include another daughter, Janey Shelton of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Ruby Lee Coddington of Abilene; one brother, George Bryant of Paris, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
EUNICE, N.M. -- James “Jim” Monroe Conner, father of Lora Lord of Snyder, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, in Lubbock.
Service for Mr. Conner, 59, is set for 4 p.m. Saturday in the Calvary Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice. Lloyd Simpson will officiate.
Born on Oct. 10, 1944 in Long Beach, Calif., he married Lourdes “Lou” Santa Cruz on July 29, 1980 in Lovington, N.M. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1969, honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1969. Mr. Conner moved to Eunice 29 years ago from Big Spring. He retired in 2002 after 29 years service as a Texaco pumper. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ and the American Legion Post 45 of Eunice.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Charlotte Conner; and a brother, Jack Conner.
Survivors also include his wife, Lou Conner of Eunice; four sons, Jim Conner and Joe Conner of Midland, Gabriel Conner of Grand Junction, Colo., and Carlos Conner of Eunice; a sister, Pat Matke of Sacramento, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; two uncles; two aunts; and numerous nephews and nieces.
TEMPLE -- Luella Mae (Wiemers) Schweers, 90, mother of Monette O’Day of Snyder, died Thursday, Jan. 1, in Scott & White Hospital in Temple after a lengthy illness.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the New Fountain United Methodist Church in Hondo.
Born on Oct. 21, 1913 in Hondo, Mrs. Schweers was a schoolteacher in Medina County Schools. She had resided most of her life in Hondo and had been a resident of Wildflower House in Temple the last four years.
Her parents, John and Ida Wiemers; her husband, Marvin F Schweers; a brother and sister-in-law, Reuben and Ellen Wiemers; preceded her in death.
Survivors include two other daughters, Connie Leazenby of Temple and Roxene Brewer of Mansfield; two sons-in-law, Bob O’Day of Snyder and Jim Leazenby of Temple; three brothers and their spouses, Elgin and Velma Wiemers, Alvin and Alice Wiemers and Olen and Fay Dell Wiemers, all of Hondo; nine grandchildren, Mike O’Day of Fair Oaks Ranch; Tammy O’Day Neves of San Antonio, Tracey O’Day Marshall of Irving, Kim Leazenby Russell of Huntsville, Ala., Rodney Leazenby of Austin, Tod Leazenby of Morgan’s Point, Karl Brewer of Mansfield, Kristi Brewer Hasten of Arlington, and Karin Brewer of Arlington; and 10 great-grandchildren.
CROSS PLAINS -- Jerry L. Wood, the brother of Jean Talley of Snyder, died Monday, Dec. 29, in Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Graveside service for Mr. Wood, 69, was set for 2 p.m. today in the Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home.
Born April 21, 1934 in Post, he married Nelda Joy Weiss on Feb. 29, 1996 in Hope, Ark.
Mr. Wood was a grocery store manager most of his life and was the manger of Village Market in Cross Plains for several years. He was a member of Living Waters Ministries.
Survivors include his wife, Nelda Wood of Sonora; three sons, Jerry Lee Wood Jr. of Hamby, James Wood of Abilene and Jason Wood of Hawley; a daughter, Christy Goodman of Clyde; two stepsons, Kevin Weiss of Sonora and Chuck Weiss of Azle; a stepdaughter, Beverly Graves of Arlington; two other sisters, Mary Byrd of Denison and Sharon Morris of Post; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
CARROLLTON -- Johnny Panter of Farmers Branch, a former Snyder resident, died Friday, Feb. 27, in a Dallas hospital after a brief illness.
Services are pending for Mr. Panter, 80, at the Rhoton Funeral Home.
Born Dec. 24, 1923 in Pilgrim Rest near Emory, he was a Snyder High School graduate.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robbie and Johnny Panter; his wife, Gineva Panter; and three brothers, Paul Panter, Kenneth Panter and Larry Panter.
Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jean Jones of Snyder and Maxine and Jim Scrimshire of Seven Points; and several nieces and nephews, including Connie Collier, Debbie Tubb, both of Snyder, and former Snyder residents, Pam Collum of Midland and Kim Rice of Sundown.
Anastacia Aguilar Fuentez of Snyder died Monday, Feb. 23, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Service for Mrs. Fuentez, 74, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Fr. Timothy E. Judd will officiate. Burial will follow in Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born Jan. 22, 1930 in Lubbock to the late Jose and Romana (Redulfo) Aguilar, she married Hilario Fuentez on Aug. 17, 1948 in Lubbock. He died Nov. 8, 2002. A son, Miguel Fuentez, also preceded her in death in May 1988 along with a sister, Crestina Aguilar in December 1933. Mrs. Fuentez was a homemaker.
Survivors include seven daughters, Irene Canales and Anita Medina, both of Snyder, Rosa Martinez of Alice, Carolina Barrera of Colorado City, Eva Salcido of Midland, Joanna Stone of Pampa and Tina Molloy of New Orleans; six sons, George, Estevan, Luis, Johnny, Jimmy and Manuel Fuentez, all of Snyder; four brothers, Juan Aguilar of Colorado, Francisco, Marcelo and Benito Aguilar, all of Lubbock; two sisters, Margarita Lozano of Lubbock and Josephina Perez of San Angelo; 32 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Christopher Fuentez, Jacob Martinez, Joe Louis Fuentez, Mario Fuentez, Cory Matthew Molloy, Jacob Fuentez, Ramsey Barrera and Chase Medina.
Curlie Mae Woodson Daniels, longtime Snyder resident, died Sunday, Feb. 22, in Snyder Healthcare Center.
Graveside service for Mrs. Daniels, 73, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Snyder Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Born on March 29, 1930, in Falls City, she was married to the Rev. Willie Temmie Daniels on May 29, 1971. He died Jan. 4, 1982.
Two stepchildren, Edna Lee Lewis and Willie Lee Daniels, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her mother, Celia Paul of Snyder; seven grandchildren, Peyton Daniels of Snyder, Sulovan Daniels of Odessa and five other grandchildren of Houston; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
IRAAN -- John M. Garrison, the brother of Betty Davis of Snyder, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Pecos County Hospital.
Funeral service for Mr. Garrison, 81, was set for 2 p.m. today in the Iraan First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wright officiating. Interment was to follow in Restland Cemetery.
Born in Midian, Kan., Mr. Garrison was U.S. Army veteran, a self-employed hair stylist and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include another sister, Macie Harvey of Iraan.