January 12 obituaries


Vicki Blacklock

Vicki Blacklock


Vicki Blacklock, 68, of Post died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Lubbock. 

Services were held Monday at Terrace Cemetery in Post with Delton Osborn officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hudman Funeral Home of Post.

She was born on Aug. 24, 1952, in Odessa to J.R. and Patricia Jones. She was raised in Snyder and graduated from Snyder High School. She married Donnie Blacklock in June of 1969. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She loved cooking, sewing and taking care of her family.  

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sister, Debra Malone; and her father-in law, Billy Blacklock.  

Survivors include three children, Tina Martinez and her husband, Andrew, of Post, Jason Blacklock and his wife, Kallie, of Wilson and Jared Blacklock and his wife, Kristen, of Post; her sister, Shelby Price, of Hermleigh; her brother, Wayne Jones and his wife, Cynthia, of Snyder; her mother-in-law, Wanda Blacklock of Post; and seven grandchildren.   


Pedro González

Pedro González


Pedro González, 76, of Snyder died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. 

A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Snyder Cemetery with Father Jeremy Trull officiating.

Pedro was born on Feb. 23, 1944, in Ixtlahuacan, Colima, Mexico, to Casiano Vera González and Anastasia Flores Estrada. As a young man in Mexico, Pedro was a mechanic for Chevrolet. Moving into his adulthood, he met the love of his life and married Miss Maria Guerrero on April 29, 1972, in Colima, Colima. 

Shortly after their marriage, Pedro and Maria moved to Snyder to start a new life. He worked various positions in the oilfield, mainly on a workover rig for 30-plus years since the age of 28. Pedro leaves a legacy of hard work and grit. He also leaves an incredible legacy of faith in God and a life-long love and commitment to his precious bride of 48 years, Maria. 

Pedro was a lifelong active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Faithful servant of God, husband, father, grandfather and loving friend to all. A devout Roman Catholic, he was a fourth-degree Knight serving the Knights of Columbus for many years, where he provided leadership in social concerns and performed numerous works of charity. Pedro was a Cursillista who loved to give “Rollos” — talks that help people get closer to God and their faith. At Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, he served as a Eucharistic Minister and a lector. During his ministry, he reached out and touched the hearts of many people within the Diocese of Lubbock.

Pedro enjoyed supporting his grandchildren’s activities and spending time with his friends. He cherished his wife, his children, daughters-in-law and sons-in-law and grandchildren. 

Pedro is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Luciano González; and his wife.

Survivors include eight children, Pedro González Jr. and his wife, Jessica, of Snyder, David González and his wife, Karyn, of Arlington, Elizabeth González of Snyder, Jesus González and his wife, Kara, of Frisco, Jose González and his wife, Bianca, of Snyder, Guadalupe Chavez and her husband, Beto, of Snyder, Angelica Jackson and her husband, Waylon, and Veronica Smith and her husband, Justin; 13 grandchildren, Naudia González of Snyder, Tristan and Isabella González of Arlington, Trinity and Hailey González of Snyder, Emilee González of Frisco, Christian, Carlos and Cezar Chavez of Snyder, Gabriel and Airika Jackson of Snyder and Sierra and Nathan Smith of Snyder; his sisters, Gabriela González Estrada of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, and Rosa González Estrada of Michoacán, Mexico; and his brother, Ramon Estrada of Michoacán, Mexico.


Hershel Hinshaw

Hershel Hinshaw


Hershel Hinshaw, 93, died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

Per his request, he will be buried with his Momma’s handmade quilt and only his close loved ones in attendance.

Hershel was born May 30, 1927, in Mankins to Leo Hinshaw and Helma (Shubert) Hinshaw. He grew up in Sweetwater.

He entered the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the USS New Jersey. When he returned from service he completed high school in Sweetwater and attended the School of Mortuary Science in Houston. He married Patsy Allen on Nov. 27, 1948.

Hershel left the funeral business to open Hinshaw’s House of Flowers on College Avenue in Snyder. In 1989, they sold their business and moved to Kerrville where he worked again in the funeral business. They chose to retire in Abilene near family and friends, enjoying poker games and the Dallas Cowboys. He has spent the last eight years with added love from his Goodlife family in Snyder.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his siblings, Ruby Hinshaw Guess, Morris Hinshaw and Robert Hinshaw; and his granddaughter, Kelsi Messick.

Survivors include his daughter, Vicki Johnson and her husband, Tommy, of Snyder; two sons, Brent Hinshaw of Denton and Toby Hinshaw and his wife, Traci of Arlington; seven grandchildren, Bradi and Cody Williams, Tate Hinshaw, Tanner Hinshaw, Eric Johnson, Bethany Johnson and Misty Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Beckett and Avery Williams, Kooper Messick and Caden Hinshaw; his niece, Pam Phiffer of Midland; and his great-niece, Shay Minor of Abilene.


Rebecca "Becky" "Beck" Len (Harty) Hosler

Rebecca “Becky” “Beck” Len (Harty) Hosler


Rebecca “Becky” “Beck” Len (Harty) Hosler, 52, of Dunn died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. David Phillips. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.    

Rebecca was born May 14, 1968, in Lubbock to John M. Harty Sr. and Janice Faye (Fargason) Harty. Becky married Todd Hosler on Aug. 9, 1986, at Spangdahlem AFB, Germany.     

Becky was an extremely proud and loving Grandmother (Oma) She also leaves behind a great family of pilot car operators and truck driver friends who held her in highest esteem for her willingness to help, advise and counsel anyone who sought her out.  She was extremely proud to be the owner of her own successful pilot car business.   

Becky spent many of her formative years overseas: three years in Japan and nine years in Germany, where she met and married the love of her life, Todd, and her son Curtis was born.  She graduated from Eifel Christian Academy in Herforst, Germany.  When Todd and Becky returned to the United States, they resided a short time in Jacksonville, Fla. until they moved back to God’s country in Dunn, where they stayed.   

Survivors include her husband; her parents; a sister, Susan Johnston and her husband of Lovington, N.M.; two brothers, John M. “Jay” Harty Jr. and his wife, Sherry, of Clyde and John S. “Jack” Harty II and his wife, Maggie, of Hermleigh; her son, Curtis L. Hosler of Lubbock; her daughter, Katherine “Katie” V. (Hosler) Anderson and her husband, Ian, of Kingsbury; three grandchildren, Aria Hosler of Lubbock, Aiden Hosler of Lubbock and Raegan Rebecca Anderson of Kingsbury; and her uncle, Clifford Fargason and his wife, Elizabeth, of Harper. 


Apolina Alaniz


Apolina Alaniz, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Odessa.

Arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home


Charles Froneberger


Charles Froneberger, 76, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.