August 7 obituaries

Betty Lou Wrinkle Benson


Mrs.Betty Lou Wrinkle Benson, 91, of Snyder died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Snyder.

Services for Mrs. Benson will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 37th Street Church of Christ with Mr. Dale Huff officiating, assistend by Mr. Mark Williamson. Internment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Mrs. Benson was born Oct. 25, 1928, in Childress to Sam and Pearl Mae (Rea) Wrinkle. She married Robert "Bob" Lloyd Benson on May 23, 1958, in Midland. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Jay Kidd from 1978-1980 and also worked in the electronics department at Wal Mart for 10 years starting in 1989.

Mrs. Benson  was a member of 37th Street Church of Christ.  She loved children and started a Wednesday morning children's class while the mothers attended the Ladies Bible Study.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Beatrice Costlow, Sandra Duke and Peggy Mink; and her brother; Sammy Wrinkle.

Survivors include her husband of Snyder; two daughters, Adele Little and husband, Joel, of Garland, and Ladonna Goodwin of Lubbock; two sons, Larry Dobbins and wife, Kay, of Louisiana and Lloyd Benson of Snyder; two sisters, Patsy Hubanks of Childress and Aynette Ray of Dumas; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a special caregiver, Amy Strong and family.

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Christi Meynig Coffee


Christi Meynig Coffee, 63, of Pampa died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Pampa.

Celebration of Life memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa with the Rev. Byron Williamson of First Baptist Church of Pampa officiating, with cremation to follow. 

Christi was born August 11, 1956, in Snyder to Dale and Pat Meynig. She grew up in Snyder and attended schools there, but she graduated from Colorado City High School. Right after high school she started dating her-soon-to-be love of her life, Cary, and three months later they married on February 28, 1975, at the First Baptist Church of Colorado City. She worked for Weatherford International for several years. Christi and Cary spent many good years in Snyder before they made their home here in Pampa. Christi had a lot of interests and passions, which included working in her flowerbeds, and she was proud of her roses. She also found great enjoyment and pride with her sewing and quilting.

Christi was a family-centered woman who loved her husband immensely and had great pride for her son, Calyn, for retiring from the U.S. Air Force and loved her relationship with her daughter, Cailey. They were more than mother and daughter, they were best friends. She also loved all her grandchildren to the moon and back. The family misses her and loves her bunches.

Christi was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband; her son, Calyn Coffee and his wife, Stephanie, of Miami; her daughter, Cailey Fleming and her husband, Colter, of Colorado City; her mother, of Colorado City; her sister, Suzan Lamb and her husband, Mike, of San Angelo; three granddaughters, Candence Coffee of Miami, and Chazzi Steen and Rylee Fleming, both of Colorado City; and her grandson, Sawyer Fleming of Colorado City.

In lieu of flowers, you can send memorials to Tralee Crisis Center P.O. Box 2880, Pampa, TX 79066-2880.

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Estolia Surita Contreras


Mrs. Estolia Surita Contreras, 86 of Snyder died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Snyder.

A rosary will be held for Mrs. Contreras at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon John Bane officiating. Interment will follow on Tuesday at St. Patrick Cemetery in Sabinal.

Mrs. Contreras was born on Nov. 9, 1933, in Sabinal to Tanislado and Santos (Perez) Surita. She married Santos Contreras on June 10, 1953 in Sabinal.

She enjoyed many hobbies such as cooking, canning, antiques, coin collecting and flowers.

Survivors include her husband of Snyder; two daughters, Maria Gloria McMinn of San Antonio and Hilda Smith of San Marcos; her son, Andres Contreras and wife, Alexandria, of Birmingham, Mich.; her brother, Juan Surita of San Saba; and her grandson, Eric Dyer of San Antonio.

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Charlotte Hester


Mrs. Charlotte Hester, 81, of  Pantego died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Bedford.

Services for Mrs. Hester will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hillside Memorial Gardens with Mr. Darrell Chappell officiating. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. No visitation is planned.

Mrs. Hester was born on October 9, 1938, in Hamlin to Fred and Nona (Riddle) Carson. She married Tommy Hester on Dec. 25, 1955, in Hamlin. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2011. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her sister, Ann Hayes.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Hester and wife, Connie, of Pantego and Ron Hester and wife, Laura, of Georgetown; her brother, Paul Carson of Big Spring; three grandchildren, Caleb Hester of Georgetown, Jenna Carter and husband, Clifton, of Arlington, and Kellyn Hester of Denton; and one great-granddaughter, Brooke Carter of Arlington.

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Marta Tijerina


Mrs. Marta Tijerina, 72, of Austin died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Austin.

A service for Mrs. Tijerina will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Lionzo Soria officiating. Internment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Marta Tijerina was born on Aug. 12, 1947, in Lyford to Raymundo and Vincenta (Martinez) Rodriguez. She married Juan Tijerina on Aug. 23, 1997, in Snyder.

Survivors include her husband of Austin; her daughter, Sylvia Garcia of Ft. Worth; two sons, Henry Valdez and Vicente Valdez, both of Snyder; two sisters, Oralia Rodriguez and Cruz Aviles, both of Snyder; three brothers, Raymond Rodriguez, Alfonso Rodriguez and Ector Rodriguez, all of Snyder; eight grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
Fax: (325) 573-0044