March 25 obituaries

Frantz Bowden

Frantz Bowden, known to her family as Mom and Mimi, and to her friends as Fran, died March 22, 2020, following a short stay in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.  
A private family graveside service will be held, with a celebration of life service to be held at a later date. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
She was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior, her loving Father, and her empowering Holy Spirit.  She was also welcomed by her father and mother, several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and a great host of witnesses who went home before her.
Fran Bowden was born Jan. 6, 1935, to Sterling and Ruth Smith. She married the love of her life, Roland, on Aug. 21, 1952. If she knew you, you were family, whether from East Side Church of Christ, the long time co-workers at Western Texas College, the Sojourners (Church Building) family, the workers at the Snyder Food Cupboard, or just those she lived near or interacted with through her 85-year journey. She loved you all and emulated her Lord and Savior as she served each of you.
She is survived by her husband of almost 68 years; two sons, Terry Bowden and his wife, Paula, of Snyder and Rick Bowden of Alanya, Turkey; six grandchildren, Allison and Matt Wetz of Midland, Jeremy and Alisha Bowden of Granbury, Bryson and Ashley Bowden of Northlake, Courtney and Bernard Brenner of Longwood, Fla., Scotlin and Jen Bowden of Northlake and Mckenzie Bowden of Northlake; eight great-grandchildren, Dillen Wetz, Triston, Ty and Bentley Bowden, Avery, Addison and Jackson Bowden and S.J. Bowden, with two more to arrive soon; a sister, Jerry Lynn Mullens of Houston; and several nieces and nephews; and an amazing church family where she served faithfully until her last breath.
Memorials can be made to the Needy Children's Fund or the Mission Foundation through East Side Church of Christ in Snyder, Texas.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 16:  
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
15 According to the Lord's word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.  
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
We will see her again very soon.

R.L.  “Bob” Jordan

R.L. “Bob” Jordan died at his home in Fluvanna on Monday, March 23, 2020. 
There will be a private graveside service and no visitation will be held. Arrangements are with Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Bob was born to Joe and Grace Jordan on Jan. 13, 1936, in Blackwell, the youngest of seven children. His early years were spent in Blackwell and Waldron, Ark., until the passing of his mother at the age of 10. He and his dad then came to Fluvanna where he attended school until they moved to Dell City. While there, he met and married Daisy Lewis, his wife of 46 years and mother of his three daughters, Renetta Collier, Danita Covey and Lorinda Hardin.
When Bob was offered the job at the Jordan ranch, he moved his family back to Fluvanna, where he worked and raised his family. He loved the ranch life but was quick to inform you he had no use for the farming part of his job, farming was boring and he'd much rather be riding one of his horses through the pastures. To sit watching his cattle on the wheat field was the prettiest picture a man could ask for. Coming to Fluvanna as a young man he was blessed to live out his life in the most beautiful place on earth.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Daisy; a grandson, Tucker Collier; one brother; and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy, of the home; three daughters, Renetta Collier, Danita Covey and Lorinda Hardin, all of Snyder; five grandchildren, Bronc and Becky Collier of Snyder, Jackie Beccue and husband, Miles Elsey, of San Marcos, Jaci and Michael Virnau of Fayetteville, Jordan and Brian Mc Adams of Coppell, and Rankin Hardin of Austin; and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Jeannene Carmichael of Georgetown; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family request your donations be made to your favorite charity.
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Juan “Sweetie” Lujan

Juan "Sweetie" Lujan, 61, died in Lubbock on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Snyder Cemetery with Pastor Steven Pena officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Lujan was born on June 27, 1958, in Loraine to Pedro Lujan and Maria (Flores) Colmenero. He loved being with his family, watching TV, especially the Dallas Cowboys, and reading history markers while traveling. He was a member of Snyder First Assembly of God.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Daniel Flores and Pedro Lujan.
Survivors include his wife, Anabelia "Chubbs" Lujan of Snyder; a son, Jonathan “Arana” Lujan and wife, Cynthia, of Snyder; a daughter, Renee “Pumpkin” Sosa and husband, Chris, of Snyder; seven grandchildren, John Lujan, Jessica Lujan, Alexianna Lujan, Timothy Sosa, Jannette Lujan, Chloe Sosa and Angelenya Lujan, all of Snyder; his mother, Maria Colmenero of Mesquite; seven brothers, Pedro Lujan of Dallas, David Lujan and wife, Brenda, of Dallas, Mario Lujan and wife, Joana, of Modesto, Calif., Javier Lujan of Modesto, Calif., and David Lujan and wife, Joana, of Carlsbad, N.M., Santiago Lujan of Amarillo and Joey Lujan of Amarillo; six sisters, Christina Rodriquez and husband, Adam, of Dallas, Maria Lujan of Memphis, Tenn., Rebecca Lujan of Dallas, Yolanda Lujan of Dallas, Andrea Flores of Dallas and Laura Garza of Modesto, Calif.
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Michael Wayne Robbins

Michael Wayne Robbins, 66, died in Lubbock on Monday, March 23, 2020.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Larry McAden officiating, assisted by the Rev. Matt Lowry. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.
Mr. Robbins was born Jan. 25, 1954, in Abilene to Jack and Maria (Bittner) Robbins. He married Carolyn Harrison on Oct. 25, 1975, in Hamlin. She preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2017. He was a wonderful husband, father and PaPa. He was a Master Mason of Scurry County Lodge No. 706 and a West Texas Western Swing member. He enjoyed fishing, collecting guns and spending his winter time at Port Aransas with friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 43 years.
Survivors include a son, Michael Shannon Robbins and wife, Shana, of Snyder; a daughter, Susan Goswick and husband, Travis, of Snyder; six grandchildren, Shane, Sheldon and Shylar Robbins and Ethan, McKenzie and Maci Goswick, all of Snyder; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Cary and husband, Mike, of Cisco and Lynda Wardwell and husband, Clarence, of Snyder; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Bernard “Boxie” Weems

Mr. Bernard “Boxie”  Weems, 87, of Snyder died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the V.A. Medical Center in Big Spring.
A memorial service for Mr. Weems will be held at a later date. No visitation will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Mr. Weems was born April 18, 1932, in Rotan to Lon and Vergie  (Ramby) Weems. He married Patsy Kiker on Feb. 2, 1951, in Rotan. She preceded him in death on March 26, 2012. He was a U.S. Army veteran and taught physical education for Snyder ISD for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Oma Lois Lee; and a brother, Clayton Weems.
He is survived by one daughter, Kayla Rose and Tommy Romero of Snyder; a son, Bernie Weems of Snyder; a sister, Lilly Rollins of Azel; two brothers, L.D. Weems of California and Virgil Weems of Rotan; and a granddaughter, Amanda Rose of Little Elm.
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Alfred “Gene” Vernon

Mr. Alfred “Gene” Vernon, 81, of Snyder died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his home. Services are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

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