SAN ANGELO -- Sterling Edward Jennings, a former resident of Snyder, died Sunday, June 30, at his home in San Angelo.
Funeral service for Mr. Edwards, 88, is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson’s Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.
Born June 13, 1914 in Collins, Ark., he married Blanche Watkins on Aug. 16, 1936. She died in 1971. He married Edith West in 1973 and moved to San Angelo.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Jennings was a retired oilfield driller for Standard Oil Company and other companies in West Texas. He also worked for the Midland Public Schools and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Jennings of San Angelo; two sons, Bill Jennings of Big Spring and George Jennings of Fort Worth; a stepson, Cleve West of San Angelo; and a sister, Marilee Mystrom of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service for Bertha Bertram, 98, was set for 2 p.m. today in the Dunn Cemetery with Kinney Robinson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bertram, an area resident since 1908, died Saturday, June 8, in Snyder Oaks Care Center after a sudden illness.
Born June 21, 1903 in Floydada, she married Seth Bertram on Oct. 3, 1925 in Snyder. He died in 1979.
A homemaker, Mrs. Bertram had lived in Lubbock for 50 years and operated Peerless Dry Cleaning and Laundry before returning to Snyder in 1975. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, Benjamin A. and Donna Alice Worthington; a granddaughter, Kelsey Ragland in 1987; one brother; and one sister.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vonseth and Don Adams of Snyder; three grandchildren, Cynthia Womack of Dallas, Donna Ragland of Hobbs, N.M. and Mike Adams of Slidell, La.; three great-grandchildren, Courtney Ragland of Lubbock, Spencer Ragland of Hobbs and Maryssa Adams of Slidell, La.
EASTLAND -- Fannie Lyska Slaton, the sister of Joye W. Loyd of Snyder, died Tuesday, June 4.
Graveside service for Mrs. Slaton, 78, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Eastland City Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Her parents, Louis Wimberly and Minnie Kidd Pitzer; a son, Rodney Louis Slaton; a daughter, Laura Minette Slaton; and three sisters, Earleen Burdeen, Winnie Denney and Rosa Lee Pitzer preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Roswell of Watkinsville, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kate Slaton of Evanston, Ill.; and three granddaughters.
The family suggests memorials to the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
VERIBEST -- Aaron H. Carpenter Jr., of Veribest died Saturday, June 8, at his residence.
Funeral service for Mr. Carpenter, 73, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson’s Funeral Home in San Angelo. The Rev. Mike Dorman, pastor of the Veribest Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Rowena.
Born Aug. 13, 1928 to Aaron and Maida Schnoor Carpenter Sr. in Sterling County, he married Marcella Antonia Holik on Dec. 16, 1950 in San Angelo.
A longtime resident of Veribest, he was a stock farmer and truck driver, was active in the community and a member of the Veribest Baptist Church. He served as a foster grandparent in the Veribest School system where he loved helping many children.
Mr. Carpenter was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marcella Antonia Holik Carpenter of Veribest; three daughters, Martha Killam of Veribest, Cindy French of Snyder and Charlotte Dusek of San Angelo; two sons, Aaron Carpenter III of Giriard, Timothy Carpenter of Paint Rock; a brother, James Carpenter of Mertzon; two sisters, Helen Carpenter of San Angelo and Wanda Holik of Miles; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
WACO -- Vernon C. Payne, a native of Scurry County, died Thursday, June 6.
Service for Mr. Payne, 88, was set for 2 p.m. today in Waco Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Morgan officiating.
Born Feb. 14, 1914 in Snyder, he graduated from Hardin-Simmons University and earned a master’s degree from Texas Tech.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in North Africa and in Italy. He married Thora Brigance on Sept. 15, 1945 in Levelland.
A public school educator for 38 years, Mr. Payne was a junior high principal in Andrews, a principal in Post and an administrator in the Waco school district from 1970-84. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Payne was preceded in death by three children.
Survivors include his wife, Thora Payne of Waco; a daughter, Kippy Caraway of Houston; two sisters, Thelma Armstrong of Lubbock and Pete Postman of Ruidoso, N.M.; a brother, E.C. Payne of Levelland; and one granddaughter.
Troy Russell of Snyder died Monday, March 11, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Graveside service for Mr. Russell, 63, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home. The Rev. Rocky Alexander, pastor of Ira Church of God, will officiate.
Mr. Russell, born July 9, 1938 in Texarkana, Ark., was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Lillian Russell, one brother and one sister. He was a retired oil field worker.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy May of Snyder; two sons, Ken Bailey of Tennessee Colony, Tex., and Jassen Russell of Snyder; one brother, Charles Russell of Arkansas; five granddaughters; five grandsons; and three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
SAN ANGELO -- Howard Ray Herode, father of Darrel Herode of Snyder, died Saturday, March 9, in a San Angelo hospital.
Funeral service for Mr. Herode, 72, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with the Rev. Bob Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Herode was born April 6, 1929, in Rochester, Ky., to Henry and Clara McCoy Herode. He married his wife of 39 years, Ida Simmons, on April 23, 1963 in Odessa.
Mr. Herode worked in the oil field trucking industry for many years for Lane Brothers Trucking, J.E. Cox and Son Trucking and E.L. Farmer Trucking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Herode of San Angelo; two other sons, Paul Herode and wife, Kim, of West Chester, Ohio, and Chris Stewart and wife, Pam, of San Angelo; a daughter, Joyce Webb and husband, Sherman, of West Chester; two sisters, Mary Ruth Bryant of Central City, Ky., and Betty Cain of Belton, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, Carla Herode of Snyder; eight brothers-in-law; six sisters-in-law; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
JAYTON -- Clara Ann Carpenter of Girard, a former resident of Snyder, died Sunday, March 10, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Funeral service for Mrs. Carpenter, 47, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Jayton First Baptist Church with Milton Stephens and the Rev. David Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Girard Cemetery under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home.
Born April 29, 1954 in Colorado City, she was a graduate of Snyder High School and married Aaron Carpenter on June 26, 1986 in Snyder.
An employee of the Jayton-Girard ISD, she was a member of the Spur Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Snyder.
Survivors include her husband, Aaron Carpenter of Girard; two sons, Cole Carpenter of Girard and Justin Jones serving in the U.S. Navy in Corpus Christi; her parents, J.R. and Effi Lou Meadows of Snyder; three grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Don Benningfield, Jim Roby, Don Long, Ronnie Cheyene, Ross Jeter, Gene Johns, Doug Smith and Kip Lane.
LUBBOCK – Paul “Pablo” Mireles, the brother of Theodoro Mireles of Hermleigh, died Sunday, March 10, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Rosary for Mr. Mireles, 73, is set for 7 this evening in the Guajardo Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral service is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Guajardo Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jesus Caceres officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Garden Cemetery.
Born Jan. 25, 1929 in Flatonia, he married Catherine Villanueva on July 22, 1947 in Denver.
A member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Mr. Mireles worked for Lubbock Wrecker Service for more than 20 years. After retirement, he worked part time at Goldstar Bingo.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Mireles of Lubbock; five daughters, Josie Sanchez, Gloria Castillo, Frances Ramirez and Toni Martinez, all of Lubbock, and Lupe Sanchez of Las Cruces; four sons, Daniel Mireles of Corinth, Jimmy and David Mireles, both of Lancaster, and Steve Mireles of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.