ABILENE -- Jose Vasquez, the father of George Vasquez of Snyder, died Sunday, Aug. 23, at his home in Abilene.
Funeral service for Mr. Vasquez, 60, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Community Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Homero Esquivel will officiate and burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Born Nov. 22, 1942 in Coleman County, he married Reinalda Vasquez on June 12, 1964 in Ballinger. A resident of Abilene the past 29 years, he was employed by the city of Abilene as a heavy equipment operator. He was a Jehovah’s Witness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolfo and Martina Vasquez; a brother, Alvina Vasquez; and two sisters, Victoria Luna and Concha Guerrero.
Survivors also include his wife, Reinalda Vasquez of Abilene; a daughter, Elida Ana Vasquez of Abilene; a sister, Sophia Ramirez of Abilene; and a granddaughter, Samatha Vasquez.
Norma Wadzeck, former Snyder resident, died Sunday, Aug. 24, after an extended illness.
Service for Mrs. Wadzeck, 94, is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. Elders Chuck Sammons and Howard Jernigan of the Primitive Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in the Snyder Cemetery.
Born June 25, 1909 in Young County, she had lived in Snyder for 45 years before moving to Dayton four years ago. Mrs. Wadzeck was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Snyder.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ellen Sitton; her husband, Zed Wadzeck; a son, Jerry Wadzeck; and a great-grandson, Joey.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Caroline Wadzeck of Dayton; another daughter-in-law, Reeta Wadzeck of Houston; a brother, Thomas Sitton and wife Ruth of Lubbock; five grandchildren, Loren Wadzeck of Dallas, Mark Wadzeck of Dayton, Larry Don Wadzeck, Gary “Bud” Wadzeck and Pam Jones, all of Odessa; and five great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Dayton Historical Society, 607 South Main in Dayton, 77535.
GRANBURY -- Linda Gayle Miller McFarland, a former Snyder resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, at her home in Granbury.
Dr. McFarland, 60, will be cremated and the ashes interred in Independence Chapel at Greenwood Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
Born June 3, 1943 in Fort Worth, Dr. McFarland was a 1961 graduate of Snyder High School and earned her B.A. degree from Texas Tech University, her M.A. degree from Texas Christian University and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri.
She taught public school in Texas and New Mexico before teaching at Arkansas State University and Williams Baptist College.
Dr. McFarland was a member of the Indian Harbor Ladies’ Club, the League of Women Voters, the Society for Historian of American Foreign Policy and the American Association of University Professors.
Survivors include her husband, ‘Mac’ McFarland of Granbury; a daughter, Melissa Parrish of Fort Worth; her father, Elroy Miller of Rockwall; and a sister, Susan Stanfield of San Angelo.
The family suggests memorials to the C.K. and Linda McFarland Academic Freedom Scholarship, Arkansas State University, Box 1990, State University, Ark., 72467-1990, or the First United Methodist Church, 205 East Pearl Street in Granbury, 76048
HAMILTON -- Thomas Harrell Seabourn, a former resident of Snyder, died Monday, Aug. 25, in Temple.
Graveside service for Mr. Seabourn, 63, was held today in Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton with the Rev. James Ballard officiating.
Born Jan. 30, 1940 in Royalty, Texas, Mr. Seabourn married Norma Jean Stewart on Feb. 2, 1963 in Japan. He was a Vietnam veteran and retired from the Navy after 20 years. He was employed by Sun Pipeline for 16 years.
The past six years, Mr. Seabourn worked for Texas Department of Criminal Justice, servicing the native Indian population of the prison with religious ceremonies. Mr. Seabourn was a Baptist.
His parents, Thomas Earl and Flora Mitchell Seabourn, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Seabourn of Hamilton; two daughters, Belinda Pedraza and Jennifer Seabourn, both of Houston; two sons, Chris Seabourn and Brian Seabourn, both of Odessa; one sister, Earlene King of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Mel Seabourn of Santa Fe, N.M.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
LUBBOCK -- Goldie Griffin, mother of Merle Griffin of Snyder, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Lubbock.
Graveside service for Mrs. Griffin, 96, was set for 2 p.m. today in the Resthaven Memorial Park with Ira Lynn officiating.
She was Feb. 27, 1907 in Deport, Texas, where she graduated from high school and married Hurbert Griffin. He preceded her in death in 1968.
Mrs. Griffin, a homemaker and a resident of Lubbock since 1949, volunteered as a foster grandparent for Lubbock State School until she was 90. She was a member of South Crest Baptist Church.
Survivors include another son, Jerrell Griffin of Lubbock; one sister, Earlene McFatridge of Paris, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Inez Wells, a resident of Snyder since 1950, died Friday, Nov. 28, in Carlsbad, N.M., after a lengthy illness.
Funeral service for Mrs. Wells, 89, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with Ken Spoor officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Born May 27, 1914 in Dublin, she married William M. Wells on Oct. 8, 1935 in Stephenville. He died in 1974.
Mrs. Wells worked for the Snyder ISD for 25 years, serving the last seven as cafeteria manager. She also worked as a greeter for Wal-Mart and was active in the Senior Citizens Center.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Carol Wells in 1973; a granddaughter, Candice Ann Wells in 1973; and a daughter-in-law, Marolyn F. Wells in 2002.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Wilma Wells of Carlsbad; four granddaughters and their spouses, Sheila Carol and Brad Bradford, Melissa Gail and Jimmy Delvin and Aleshia Ann and Thomas Edgell, all of Carlsbard; a grandson, Jason William Wells of Carlsbad; seven great-grandchildren; three cousins, Hazel Marx, Helen Warner and Kenneth Wells; and a nephew, Marvin Salyer.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
ANDREWS -- Bill Morrison, the brother of Sybil Reynolds of Snyder, died Friday, Nov. 28, in Permian General Hospital.
Funeral service for Mr. Morrison, 80, was set for 2 p.m. today in the McNett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Doyle officiating. Burial was to follow in the Andrews West Cemetery.
Born Nov. 23, 1923 in Weir, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He married Pat Reid on Sept. 7, 1946 in Albany.
The Morrisons moved from Odessa to Andrews in 1974 and he retired as a production foreman for Texaco after 34 years. He was a past member of the Andrews Booster Club and a past president of the Andrews Little League Baseball Association. He was a member of the American Legion, Albany Masonic Lodge and the Means Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Morrison of Andrews; a son, Bill Morrison of Amarillo; a daughter, Linda McCown of Lake Ivie; three brothers, Robert Morrison of Odessa, Freddy Morrison of Christoval and Bennie Morrison of Crane; two other sisters, Myrtle Cogburn of Sweetwater and Mary Lou Hearn of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- Mossie Lee Self, the mother of Judy Barkowsky of Snyder, died Saturday, Nov. 29, in a Los Alamos care center.
Graveside service for Mrs. Self, 95, is tentatively set for 11 a.m. Tuesday in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of DeVargas Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 28, 1908 in Hamilton County, she was a member of the Richland Hills Church of Christ in Fort Worth.
Her husband, Allie W. Self, preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Raymond and Virginia Self of Louisiana, Joe and Bonnie Self of Albuquerque and W.C. Self of Hurst; two other daughters, Marjean Holleman of White Rock, Alene Crawford and husband Robert of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son-in-law, Ed Barkowsky of Snyder; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Edith Clair Blair, longtime Scurry County resident, died Monday, Dec. 1, in Snyder Oaks Care Center after a lengthy illness.
Service for Mrs. Blair, 87, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Walter McCall, Odyssey Hospice chaplain, will officiate. Burial will follow in Snyder Cemetery.
Born on Nov. 19, 1916 in Polar, she married Ray Blair on Dec. 27, 1935 in Rotan. He died April 8, 1967. Mrs. Blair was reared in Polar and had lived in Scurry County most of her life. A homemaker, Mrs. Blair also had lived in Rotan for a time.
She was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Kelly Everton; her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include a daughter, Ray Williams of Snyder; one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Liz Blair of Hermleigh; three grandchildren, Sonja Hanks and her husband Bobby of Snyder, April Blair and her finacé Matt of Lubbock, Brendan Blair and his wife Brooke of Lubbock; two great-grandchildren, Kara Bailey Romero and Braxton Chase Blair, both of Lubbock; a special nephew, Tom Crawley of Snyder; and many other nieces and nephews.