April 19 Obituaries
Billie Jean (Miles) Alldredge, 67, of Zephyr, died Monday, April 16, 2018.
Funeral service for Mrs. Alldredge will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heartland Funeral Home in Early. Burial will follow at Zephyr Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born on Aug. 22, 1950 to Eugene Dalton and Billie Faye (Clark) Miles. She married the love of her life, Michael Garland Alldredge on Sept. 18, 1982 in Snyder. Mike and Billie not only shared a life together, they were also one another’s best friend. A God-fearing woman, her Christian beliefs were rooted in the Pentecostal faith.
Billie worked as the secretary for the Comanche County Community Hospital board of directors for many years. She then served as secretary to the board of directors for Brownwood Regional Medical Center for a short time before retiring due to health reasons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Diatra Lorene Miles, and one grandson, Ethan Angel Coy.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Michael; one brother, Larry Odell Miles and his wife, Linda, of Monroe, Mich.; two sons, Dewey Glenn Coy and his wife, Candace, of Cabot, Ark. and Jason Wesley Coy and his wife, Veronica, of Snyder; and two stepdaughters, Stephanie Jan Patterson of Round Rock and Jennifer Dawn Smith and her husband, Tom, of Live Oak. She was “Granny” to seven grandchildren, Leighton, Cailey, Jaden, Collin, Anthony, Adyn and Christian.
Memorials may be made to the Zephyr Volunteer Fire Department, 11780 Hwy 84/183, Zephyr, TX 76890.
Online condolences may be posted at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.
Harley Fred Bynum, 72, passed from this life on April 18, 2018 after a lengthy illness.
Funeral service for Mr. Bynum will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kelview Heights Baptist Church in Midland with Pastor Jerry Berry officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home of Midland.
Harley was born on Jan. 16, 1946 in Gorman to Glendon and Goldie Bynum. He was a longtime resident of Snyder. He graduated from Snyder High School in 1964 where he excelled in track and baseball. He attended Howard Junior College in Big Spring for two years on a track scholarship, going to nationals both years. After the national meet, he received a full track scholarship to the University of Alabama. Later he was inducted into the Alabama “A” Club in recognition of outstanding achievements in athletics. In 1980, he began to umpire baseball games, first at the Little League and Teenage League, then at the high school level and eventually becoming an umpire for the Southwest Conference. He worked for the conference until he retired in 1997. In October 2017, he was inducted into the Snyder Athletic Hall of Honor for all of his athletic achievements.
Harley married Judy Beckham in Snyder on Aug. 9, 1969. He worked for Texaco at the time and the couple moved to Lovington, N.M. After a short while, Harley was transferred to Andrews, where their two children were born. In 1974, Harley took a chemical sales job with Cardinal and moved his young family back to Snyder. In 1979, he left Cardinal and opened up Harley Bynum Photography with his wife. He served the City of Snyder and the surrounding area as a photographer for more than 20 years. In 2001, he and Judy moved their business to Midland, where he remained until his death.
Perhaps his biggest accomplishment in life can be summed up in his acceptance speech for his Snyder Athletic Hall of Honor induction. Upon thanking the committee, he closed by saying, “I’m very proud I’ve been married to Judy Bynum for 48 years, and we declare in our hearts that we love and believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. I thank you and God bless you.“
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Judy Bynum of Midland; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Alan Martinez of Midland; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Julie Bynum of Snyder; and four grandchildren, Vance and Kailey Martinez, both of Midland, and Devin and Kendra Bynum, both of Snyder.