Lola Inez Rinehart, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 28, at her home in Hermleigh.
Funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony McCreery of Central Baptist Church in Hermleigh, officiating. Burial will follow in the Snyder Cemetery.
Born on Oct. 31, 1912 in Oletha, Texas, she married Earl Rinehart in 1949 in Snyder. Mrs. Rinehart had worked at Perry Brothers and was a past member of the Wastella Baptist Church and People Without Partners. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Hermleigh, the Scurry County Senior Citizens Center and volunteered for the American Cancer Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Napoleon and Ann Tonie Buffington; her husband, Earl Rinehart; three brothers, Earnest, Alvie and Marvin Buffington; and two sisters, Mae Edmonds and Vera Gasper.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Vivian Rinehart of Hermleigh; two stepsons and a step daughter-in-law, Billy and Barbara Rinehart of Arlington and Wallace Rinehart of Burleson; two sisters, Clara Buffington of Snyder and Merle Dittrich of Amarillo; a grandson, Charles Sweatt of Austin; a granddaughter, Shae Rinehart of Hermleigh; five step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Jack McCartney, longtime Snyder resident, died Saturday, Feb. 28, at his home after a lengthy illness.
Service for Mr. McCartney, 76, was held at 1 p.m. today in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Monsignor Curtis T. Halfmann officiating. Burial was to follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.
He was born on May 11, 1927 in Rochelle, and married Winifred Jean Clennan on July 24, 1950 in Perryman. She died Feb. 11, 1987. Mr. McCartney moved to Snyder in 1954 and worked as a welder for Holder Construction Co. for many years before starting his own welding service. He retired in 1986. Mr. McCartney attended Rochelle high school until enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1944. He was one of the youngest petty officers to serve in the Navy.
Survivors include two sons, the Rev. James McCartney of Plainview and Charles McCartney and his wife Cindy of Lubbock; three sisters, Velma Oliver, Betty Phelps and Mildred Lindhorn; four brothers and sisters-in-law, L.V. and Nona McCartney, Willie Ray and Barbara McCartney, Junior and Ann McCartney and Bobby and Evelyn McCartney; and a granddaughter, Jaqueline Salter of Lubbock.
SWEETWATER -- DeEtta Musgrove, mother of Jane Scott of Snyder, died Saturday, Feb. 28, in Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, N.M.
Service for Mrs. Musgrove is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sweetwater Cemetery.
Born on May 26, 1908, Mrs. Musgrove had lived in Sweetwater almost all her life, moving to Carlsbad almost five years ago. She had worked in the welfare department office for many years.
Survivors include two sons, R.D. Samuels of Kansas City and Robert Musgrove of Minnesota; another daughter, Jean Evans of Carlsbad; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation is set for 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Joyce Ynell Parker, longtime Snyder resident, died Saturday, Feb. 28, at her home in Snyder after a lengthy illness.
Service for Mrs. Parker, 75, is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Colonial Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Miller Robinson, retired pastor, and Dr. Tommy Culwell, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Born on July 20, 1928 in Oglesby, Texas, she married Leland Hobbs on May 16, 1947 in Lamesa. He died Dec. 30, 1990. She married Hood Parker on Aug. 8, 1991 in Abilene.
Mrs. Parker had been a resident of Snyder since 1954 and was a charter member of Colonial Hill Baptist Church.
A son, Robert Hobbs, also preceded her in death as well as five brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Hood Parker of Snyder; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Yvette Hobbs of Frederick, Md.; a stepdaughter and her husband, Pam and Don Copeland of Lubbock; two sisters, Pearl Jones of Gatesville and Marie McFadden of McGregor; two brothers, Carold “Blackie” Kinsey of San Antonio and Luther Virgil Kinsey Jr. of Mineral Wells; three grandchildren and their spouses, Michelle and Daryl Hale, David and Shandra Copeland and Daniel and Emily Copeland; and two great-grandchildren, Annabell Brace Copeland and Callie Joy Copeland.
CARROLLTON -- Johnny Panter of Farmers Branch, a former Snyder resident, died Friday, Feb. 27, in a Dallas hospital after a brief illness.
Service was held at 11 a.m. today in the Rhoton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Carrollton.
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.
Private graveside service was held today in the Snyder Cemetery for Nellie Martinez, 60. Arrangements were under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Martinez, a native of Snyder, died Sunday, Jan. 25, in Lubbock.
Born Dec. 5, 1943 in Snyder, she was a homemaker. Mrs. Martinez was preceded in death by her parents, Abel and Celia Barrientez; and a son, Patricio Martinez Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Patricio Martinez Sr. of Snyder; three daughters, Margarita Martinez of Houston, Linda Jackson of Peoria, Ariz., and Sally Sanchez of Snyder; three sons, Roy Martinez and David Martinez of Snyder and Danny Martinez of Houston; four brothers and sisters; and nine grandchildren, Derrick Crayton, Jacobee Martinez, Abel Martinez and Jaiden Martinez, all of Houston, Nikki Cambron and Sonja Benitez, both of Snyder; and Victoria Martinez of Arizona.
BURLESON -- Dolores L. Nelson, a former Snyder resident, died Sunday, Jan. 25, in a Fort Worth hospice.
Memorial service for Mrs. Nelson, 72, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church in Burleson after a private burial service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The family will receive friends at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson from 6 to 8 this evening.
Born May 31, 1931 in Sentinel, Okla., to Roy and Ruth Cate, she graduated from Borger High School in 1948. She attended Baylor University and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she received a bachelor’s degree in religious education and was awarded the Elizabeth B. Price award for being valedictorian of the women’s graduating class.
With her husband, Jimmie Nelson, Dolores ministered to many people. She was a counselor and Bible teacher. Her husband was the first pastor of Colonial Hill Baptist Church from Aug. 15, 1954 to November 1954. Together they served several other Baptist churches in Fort Worth, Deer Park, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain and at the Canadian Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Calgary, Canada.
Mrs. Nelson was a Bible teacher to young people for many years, and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Burleson for more than 30 years. She also worked as a substitute teacher for many years in the Burleson ISD.
She wrote curriculum, teaching materials and devotions for the Baptist Sunday School Board She also coined the motto for the city of Fort Worth during the U.S. Bicentennial: “Fort Worth; Where the Pioneer Spirit Is Alive and Well.” She served as president of the Seminary Women’s Club at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmie L. Nelson of Burleson; two sons, Stephen Nelson and his wife Robin of Terrero, N.M., and J. Alan Nelson and his wife Susan of Waco; a daughter Julie Cate Couch and her husband Robert E. Couch of Lubbock; two brothers, Dempsey Cates of Houston and Michael Cates of Amarillo; and a sister, Louise Eatmon of Belton; five grandchildren, Nicholas Nelson and Julia Nelson of Waco, Collin Couch and Henry Couch of Lubbock, and Reina Nelson of Terrero, N.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Burleson designated to the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary or to the Jimmie L. and Dolores L. Nelson scholarship fund at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
TUCKER, Ga. -- Opallee Moulton Weaver, a native of Scurry County, died Monday, Jan. 26, in Lilburn, Ga.
Graveside service for Mrs. Weaver, 95, will be held in Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder, but the time is pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Bill Head Funeral Home.
Born March 13, 1908 in Snyder, she was preceded in death by her mother, Vina Moulton Davis; her father, John Henry Moulton; her husband, Amon Floyd Weaver; a son, John Amon Lee Weaver; a sister, Ruby Moulton; and two brothers, Grover N. and John Raymond Moulton.
A graduate of Nienda High School, she attended East Texas State University in Commerce and the Wood School of Music in Merkel.
She taught piano lessons and was pianist at First Baptist Churches in Nienda and Snyder.
A resident of Snyder for 50 years before moving to Duluth, Ga. In 1989, she was a member of the Mary Martha Sunday school class in Snyder, the Business and Professional Women’s Association and the Martha Ann Woman’s Club.
Mrs. Weaver worked as a PTA member, den mother and was a founding member of the Boy’s Club in Snyder. She also worked with the RA’s and GA’s and was on the committee for building the Scurry County Library and sanctuary of Snyder’s First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Denise Weaver Jones of Suwanee, Ga., Dr. John Kevin Weaver of St. Simon, Ga.; a daughter-in-law, Bianca Weaver of Duluth; four great-grandchildren, Millicent and Madison Jones, and David and Robert Amon Weaver; and a step-sister, Lila Weaver of Hamlin.
CEDAR HILL -- Everett R. Clark, the uncle of Stanley Clark of Snyder, died Sunday, Jan. 25, after a lengthy illness.
Funeral service for Mr. Clark, 79, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cedar Hill First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Blair officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, under the direction of Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville.
Born Jan. 15, 1925 in Clayton, Texas, he was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Ida Clark; two brothers, James and Blanton Clark; and a sister, Joyce Kemp.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gyna Clark of Cedar Hill; a daughter, Linda Lundberg of Cedar Hill; a son, Glen Clark of Cedar Hill; two brothers, Donald Clark of Cottonwood and Lindy Clark of Richardson, formerly of Snyder; a twin sister, Evelyn Dorman of Waycross, Ga.; another sister, Evelyn Dorman of Austin; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.