November 16 obituaries


Ava Nell Harper

Ava Nell Harper


Ava Nell Harper, 87, of Snyder died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in Lubbock after an illness.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Chapel with the Rev. Ben Reid officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens. There is no visitation planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Ava Nell Harper was born Saturday, Sept. 16, 1933 in Avery to Carl Henry and Opal Mae Russett. She moved to Snyder and married the love of her life, John Harper, on Saturday, July 12, 1952. She and John moved several places around the U.S., but came back to Snyder to raise their family of five children. Nell was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Snyder. She and John enjoyed many years of traveling with Church Builders and she enjoyed her time with her Sunday School class filled with her dearest and closest friends.

She enjoyed several jobs in her life from Perry Brothers, the answering service, to The Green Stamp Store and Snyder ISD as a cafeteria worker and bus aid. She was a caregiver at heart and took care of many children and elderly alike. While she enjoyed her time working outside the home, her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by her friends and still-growing family, and leaves a legacy of love and laughter for decades.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her daughter, Cecilia Runnels; and her brother, Harold Wayne Russell.

Survivors include her three daughters, Carla Thompson and her husband, Larry, of Snyder, Michelle Kuhl and her husband, Chad, of Snyder and Sheila Jordan and her husband, Mike, of Ropesville; her son, Richard Regis and his wife, Margaret, of Snyder; her brother, Roy Russett of De Kalb; and 11 grandchildren, James Jordan and his wife, Yvette, of Lubbock, David Jordan and his wife, Kristi, of Lubbock, Harley Harper of Austin, Colton Harper of Fort Worth, Kati Harper of Snyder, Brad Runnels of Snyder, Jacki Wadleigh and her husband, Cooper, of Snyder, Temi Scott and her husband, Jake, of Snyder, Chris Sorrells and his wife, Kali, of Snyder, Kasey Krop and his wife, Allie, of Snyder and Braison Kuhl of Snyder.

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Bill J. Murray

Bill J. Murray


Bill J. Murray, 86, died on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at his home in Snyder. He leaves behind a legacy of love and strength for family and friends, hard work, no excuses and no regrets.

Bill was born in Bonham, Texas on May 9, 1934 to Jack and Ora Lea Murray.  He learned early in life to work hard, to be independent and to fight for the things he believed in.  Those attributes would stay with him throughout his life and in his final days.  His legacy has been left through passing these lessons down through his children and grandchildren.

He married the love of his life, Bobbie Doris Latham on July 19, 1953. Married at a young age, they grew up together. As an only child, he adopted the Latham family as his own. The partnership in life that Bill and Bobbie forged on this earth would last 67 years, but will remain for eternity.

In 1958, they moved with their three children to Snyder where they raised Jackie, Vicki and Billy. It was here that they carved out a life that was built on these simple concepts: love each other, work hard, take care of family and those that need you, be loyal and make sure you find time for sports.

His life was centered around family, the oil field where he would work for 62 years and his love for all levels of athletics. For three decades he coached youth baseball in Snyder and attended countless sporting events involving his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His love and sometimes hate relationship with the Dallas Cowboys was well known by his friends and family. Sports became a common denominator for life lessons that he would teach. When you get knocked down, get back up. There is no substitution for hard work and being prepared. If you get beat, don’t make excuses. Do better the next time out. If you don’t believe you can win, you won’t.

He was passionate in life and his opinions. He loved to talk and to share stories. He would give the shirt off his back to those that needed him. And he would tell you he was sorry when he thought that he was wrong.

His children and grandchildren will always remember him by the life lessons he taught. These lessons will forever be cherished and remembered. Most importantly the lesson of love and family. His family was the most important thing in his life and it was almost a mission for him to make sure they knew that. He loved hard and he loved strong and he was loved just as fiercely in return.  

His legacy will live on through Bobbie, his three children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

As Bill would say “At any rate, it is what it is.”

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Camille Reed

Camille Reed


Camille Reed, 52, of Snyder died on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

A graveside service for Camille will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dana Mayfield officiating. No visitation will be held. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Camille was born on Sept. 25, 1968, in Fort Worth to John and Suzy (Clark) Reed. She was an attorney at law and owner of Reed Law Firm in Snyder. She loved to carriage drive horses and loved her cats.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Richard Reed and his wife, Jill, of Snyder and Johnny Reed and his wife, Stacy, of Snyder; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

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Jeannie Ruth Argumaniz


Jeannie Ruth Argumaniz, 60, of Snyder died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at her home in Snyder.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel. There is no visitation planned at this time.

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Licha Bernal


Licha Bernal, 69 of Snyder died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.

Arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.