Obituaries published in the Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 edition:
Louise “Lucy” Bonner, 86, of Sweetwater, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service for Mrs. Bonner will be held 3 p.m. Friday in the Cate-Spencer and Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at Palava Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born on April 8, 1929 in Palava to Ollie Ray and Julia Tye (Leeper) Yoakum, she married Kenneth Lee Bonner on June 25, 1947 in Sweetwater. She was a member of Fourth and Elm Church of Christ. She worked for Smitty’s Drugstore and Cox Jewelers as a sales clerk for many years before retiring.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie Ray and Tye Yoakum, and her husband, Kenneth Lee Bonner.
Survivors include one son, Kenny Bonner and his wife, Norma, of Sweetwater; two grandchildren, Jason Bonner of Odessa and Lindsay Reyes and her husband, Richard, of Sweetwater; four great-grandchildren, Jaxon Ashford, Sloan Reyes, Sydni Reyes and Journey Bonner; one sister, Bernice Howard of Sweetwater; her nieces and nephews, Cindy and Jimmy McMillan of Snyder and Jack and Carla Howard and Brent Howard, all of Sweetwater; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jack Howard, Brent Howard, Jimmy McMillan, Stan Johnson, Tony Lara and Jerry Byrd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Christian School, 400 Elm Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556.
Hayward John Clay, 65, of Snyder, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
Funeral service for Mr. Clay will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shannon Harrison officiating.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Bobby “Bob” Wayne Hale died peacefully in Fort Worth on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at the age of 72.
A private celebration of life service will be held Saturday. The service will be under the direction of Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Bob was born on June 21, 1943 in Roscoe to Clifford Wayne and Bobby Jean Morrow Hale. Bob grew up in Snyder. After graduation from Snyder High School, he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. After the Army, he started his career with the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1968 as a highway patrolman. He then worked for SWBT, now known as AT&T, until he retired to his beloved Hale’s Angus Acre Farm in 1991. Those who knew him best knew him as “Mokey,” dad and grandpa.
Known for his wit and great sense of humor, he energized gatherings of friends and family. Like his father, he was a diverse handyman and loved tinkering with all kinds of fix-it projects. He enjoyed working with photographic editing on his computer.
Bob was preceded in death by his father.
Bob leaves behind his beloved wife of 35 years Nancy, who said, “Mokey was the love of my life and brought me joy every day. I will miss him terribly, but I am at peace knowing he is no longer suffering in pain and his body is once again healthy.”
Survivors also include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Brent Hale and Matt and Genita Hale, all of Joshua, and Bryson and Renee Hale of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his mother, Bobby Hale of Granbury; two siblings, Cindy Bray of Allen and Joe Hale and his wife, Paula, of Joshua; two sisters-in-law, Sally Schuck of Hot Springs Village, Ark. and Keni Johnson and her husband, Warren, of Bimidji, Minn.; his grandchildren, Derek and Rhianna, both of Joshua, and Conlan, Tristan and Landon, all of St Petersburg, Fla.; his nieces and nephews; and many great friends that were a large part of his life.
The family thanks all of the people who cared for Mokey during his illnesses, especially Dr. Rubina Khan, Dr. Sanjay Oommen, Dr. John Crawford, Dr. Joseph Ortenberg and Dr. Lynn Lester, along with the staffs of Harris Fort Worth and Campus Dialysis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Kathryn Lee Hanks, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 in Lubbock.
A memorial service for Mrs. Hanks will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with the Rev. Loran Rule officiating.
Born on Dec. 14, 1932 in Sweetwater to Thomas and Alma (Marks) Lee, she married Maynor “Red” Hanks on Feb. 23, 1963 in Sweetwater. He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2007. Mrs. Hanks was a 1950 graduate of Newman High School in Sweetwater. She began working in the medical records department of the Sweetwater hospital after high school. She worked at Cogdell Memorial Hospital as the head of medical records until her retirement on Dec. 31, 1991. As a registered medical records librarian, she consulted with the Price Daniel Unit and Mitchell County Hospital in Colorado City. She taught medical terminology class at Western Texas College. Her interests included horses, gardening, sewing, crochet and photography. Mrs. Hanks was a member of various clubs and organizations over the years, including the Sweetwater Riding Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, American Association of Sheriff’s Posses and Riding Clubs and Stock Horse of Texas. She and Red loved to travel and took great joy in taking the grandchildren on trips.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Vernon Lee; and one sister-in-law, Lanell Lee.
Survivors include one daughter, Laurie Sterling and her husband, Billy Leon, of Snyder; one son, Ricky Graves of Ira; one sister-in-law, Nelda Lee of Austin; one brother, Tom Lee; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Covenant Medical Center, Palliative Care, 3623 22nd Place, Lubbock, TX 79410.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
Donald Logue, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 in Snyder.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.
Givens “G.C.” Miller, 92, a longtime resident of San Angelo and retired department head with Concho Valley Electric Co-Op of 37 years, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 in Austin.
Graveside service for Mr. Miller will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with Dr. Tommy King officiating. The service will be under the direction of Johnson’s Funeral Home of San Angelo.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
He was born to the late Givens C. and Jewel Dukes Miller on Feb. 4, 1924 in El Paso. G.C. served in the U.S. Army during World War II, both in the European and Pacific theatres. He married Florence Forman Loudamy on June 29, 1956 in San Angelo. They were married 54 years at the time of her passing in 2010. G.C. was a member of the Johnson Street Church of Christ. He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.
He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Ann Miller, George Miller and Julia Brown.
Survivors include one son, Larry Loudamy; one daughter, Karen Darling; one brother, Frank Miller; three grandchildren, John Loudamy, LeAnn Robledo, and Julie Baling; numerous great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals for the Elderly, 310 E. Houston Harte Expy., San Angelo, TX 76903.
Online condolences may be posted at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com.
Arlene Neeper, 90, of Snyder, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 in Snyder.
Funeral services for Mrs. Neeper will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with the Rev. Clif Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Roby Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Born on Dec. 15, 1925 in Roby, to John and Ona (Brewer) Ammons, she married Loy “Potsy” Neeper on April 28, 1945 in Roby. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2008. Mrs. Neeper was a seamstress for 30 years and a member of Ave. D Baptist Church. She was a member of the 42 Club in Snyder, 88 Club in Roby and the Fisher County RV Club. She loved sports and went to a state tournament in tennis, played basketball, enjoyed traveling, playing 88, loved music, especially harmony, and loved spending time with family and friends. She loved her church, her church family and long-term caregiver, Lisa Rodriguez.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Elsie Harvey; and five brothers, Allvis Ammons, Johnnie Ammons, Ralph Ammons, Ernest Ammons and Corky Ammons.
Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Velasco of Snyder; two sons, Ken Neeper and his wife, Linda Mitchell, of Denver, Colo. and Wes Neeper and his wife, Robin, of Irving; one sister, Dorothy Hall of Sweetwater; one brother-in-law, Ben Neeper and his wife, Pat, of Roby; two granddaughters, Heather Krause and her husband, David, of North Richland Hills and Kate Neeper of Washington, D.C.; one great-grandson, Johnathon Krause of North Richland Hills; one great-granddaughter, Lawton Krause of North Richland Hills; and many special nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Ave. D Baptist Church, 324 30th St., Snyder, TX 79549 or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.