Horace Blake Walker, a longtime Scurry County resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral service for Mr. Walker, 86, is set for 4 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church. The Revs. Miller Robinson and Odell Walker will officiate. Burial will follow in the Snyder Cemetery.
Born Oct. 22, 1913 in Ellis County, he married Nell Tamplin on Sept. 5, 1936 in Scurry County.
A resident of Scurry County since 1917, he worked as a pumper for Unocal for 35 years. A member of the Masonic Lodge 706, Scottish Rite and past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star 450, Mr. Walker was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was past president of Scurry County Sheriff’s Posse and a member of American Quarter Horse Association. Mr. Walker had also served on the Scurry County School Board.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheril Diane Walker in 1950.
Survivors include his wife, Nell Walker of Snyder; a son and daughter-in-law, H.B. and Elaine Walker Jr. of Midland; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Billy Jack Wilson of Snyder; two sisters, Iva Lee Hillis of Sweetwater and Maggie Lloyd of San Angelo; two granddaughters, Carrie and Kim Walker of Midland; and a grandson and his wife, Bill and Melissa Wilson of Lubbock.
BROWNFIELD – Adene Dixon, a native of Scurry County, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, in Lubbock.
Funeral service for Mrs. Dixon, 65, is set for 2 p.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Beverly Titus officiating. Burial will follow in the Terry County Memorial Cemetery.
Born Oct. 22, 1934 in Snyder, she married Stanley Dixon on Jan. 8, 1955 in Snyder. He died in 1985.
She was a graduate of Texas Tech, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1969 and a master of education degree in 1978. She taught at Oak Grove Elementary from 1969 to 1994.
Survivors include two daughters, Tony Joyer of Graham and Ellen Meeks of Mansfield; a sister, Dawnel Marshall of Abilene; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Carmen Hobbs, a Hermleigh area farmer, died this morning in Cogdell Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral service for Mr. Hobbs, 87, is set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Born June 9, 1913, he married Ophelia Mayfield on Jan. 5, 1935 in Henderson County. She died on Sept. 19, 1984. He married Mattie Layne Kimbrough on Aug. 27,1985 in Roby.
He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Hermleigh.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Hobbs of Snyder; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Phyllis Hobbs of Joshua; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Mickey Winter of Snyder; two stepsons, Wendell Kimbrough and Terry Kimbrough, both of Odessa; three brothers, Albert Hobbs of Athens, Jimmy Hobbs of Houston and Roy Hobbs of Big Spring; four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
CISCO -- Alice Charlene Arnold, former Snyder resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, in an Abilene hospital.
Funeral service for Mrs. Arnold, 66, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chambers-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Cisco. Gary Fink will officiate and burial will follow in Atwell Cemetery.
Mrs. Arnold was born on Oct. 31, 1933 in Caldwell, Kan. She was reared in Ashton, Kan., and graduated from Oakley High School at Oakley, Kan. She married David Arnold on March 17, 1973 in Colby, Kan., and had lived in Snyder seven years, moving to Cisco in 1988. She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper.
Two brothers preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, David Arnold of Cisco; one son, Stephen G. Richards of Cisco; four daughters, Ona Lopez of Cisco, Elizabeth Herron of Lincoln, Neb., Barbara Sonsteng of Plainville, Kan., and Stephenie Miller of Breckenridge; three sisters; Helen Gaines of Brighton, Colo., Franis Shong of Cisco and Miriam Shipper of Newton, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
William Roland Bell Jr. of Fort Worth, a Snyder native, died Friday, Aug. 11, in Mariner Healthcare of Arlington.
Graveside service for Mr. Bell, 83, is set for 4 p.m. Sunday in Snyder Cemetery. The Rev. Miller Robinson, retired Baptist minister, will officiate. Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born on June 4, 1917 in Snyder, he married Hortense Ely. She died Sept. 30, 1994.
Mr. Bell owned and operated Bell Flower Shop and Nursery and operated the Western Union, a taxi service, and was a Railway Express agent.
Mr. Bell was a longtime agent for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Known as one of Snyder’s most colorful citizens, he was well-known as an inventor, including a bow-tying machine. He is a past-president of the Snyder Lions Club and a former member of the Snyder First Baptist Church.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, William Roland and Minnie Ethel Ficas Bell; and a brother, Ficas Bell.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Hobbs of Fort Worth, and two grandsons, David Hobbs and Daniel Hobbs.
Howard Larue “Rue” Gambol of Jayton, a former Snyder resident, died Sunday, Aug. 13, in Fisher County Hospital in Rotan.
Funeral service for Mr. Gambol, 60, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Miller Robinson, retired Baptist minist er, will officiate. Cremation is planned.
Mr. Gambol was born on April 16, 1940 in Childress. A retired State of Texas game warden, he was preceded in death by three brothers - Ray, James and Gene Gambol.
Survivors include three sons, Ricky Gambol of Tyler, Monte Gambol of Bastrop and Danny Gambol of Snyder; one sister, Jean Malone of Snyder; three stepsons, Walter Banks, John Banks and Lee Banks, all of Snyder; two grandsons, Ryan and Dillon Gambol of Bastrop; and a good friend, Larry Rider of Clairemont.
Family visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. today at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Silverio Guerrero, 45, died Sunday, Aug. 13, at his home in Snyder.
Funeral service for Mr. Guerrero will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Anns Catholic Church in Colorado City. Burial will follow in the Mitchell County Cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Born Feb. 25, 1955 in San Angelo, he was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Snyder. He worked at cotton gins and on farms in the Loraine area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raul and Ruperta Guerrero.
Survivors include one son, Michael Guerrero of Odessa; five sisters, Silvia Santana of Snyder, Margie Sepeda and Jamie Diaz of Sweetwater, Martha Santana of Colorado City and Elizabeth Barnett of Loraine; four brothers, Jose Guerrero, Celestine Guerrero, Catarino Guerrero, all of Snyder, and Abraham Guerrero of Sweetwater; and five grandchildren.
MIDLAND – Michael Maxie McQuerry, a former Snyder resident, died Saturday, Aug. 2, at his home in Midland following a lengthy illness.
Funeral service for Mr. McQuerry, 46, is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Ballard of the Living Way Church officiating.
Graveside service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Coahoma Cemetery.
Born April 23, 1954 in Midland, he graduated from Midland High School in 1972 and attended Arlington Bible College.
Mr. McQuerry farmed in Scurry County for 16 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon McQuerry.
Survivors include his wife, Debra McQuerry of Midland; a son, Michael McQuerry of Midland; three daughters, Connie McQuerry, Brook McQuerry and Kimberly McQuerry, all of Midland; five sisters, Shelia Green of Andrews, Terry Martin of Mineral Wells, Marjorie Terry of Midland, Julia Collier of Crane and Amy Suggs of Midland; and his mother, Dorothy McQuerry of Midland.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Ellis Funeral Home.
Nell C. Clayton
Nell C. Clayton, 72, of Snyder died Tuesday, Aug. 15, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock following a brief illness.
Funeral service for Mrs. Clayton is set for 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Miller Robinson, interim pastor at First Baptist Church, and Ken Andress, chaplain with Hospice of the Big Country, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Born on Oct. 8, 1927 in Scurry County, she married Jimmy “Hoss” Clayton on Aug. 11, 1945 in Yoakum County. Mrs. Clayton was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Caring Friends Sunday School Class. Mrs. Clayton was a retired custodian of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy “Hoss” Clayton of Snyder; two sons, James Clayton of Kermit and Danny Clayton of Dallas; a brother, Don Howard Lee of Wister, Okla.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Wright Colonial Funeral Home.