Oct. 10 obituaries

Darwin Byrom
1934-2019
Darwin Parker “Rusty” Byrom, 85, of Merkel, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at Hendrick Hospice Care Center in Abilene.
Graveside service for Mr. Byrom will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel. The service will be under the direction of Starbuck Funeral Home.
Darwin was born to Samuel Lloyd Byrom and Ada Ruth (Lee) Byrom on March 29, 1934 in Coffee County, Tenn.  In 1955, Darwin moved from Tennessee to Snyder and began working at the Snyder Ice House for a short time. He then went to work for Wes-Tex Drilling, where he retired after 30 years. After retirement, the family moved to Merkel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Ada Ruth, and one brother, Arthur Lloyd Byrom.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Pauline Byrom; one son, Michael Darwin Byrom and his wife, Kelly, of Merkel; one daughter, Kimberly Diane Clement of Merkel; six grandchildren, David A. Clement and Casey J. Clement, both of Abilene, Hayley R. Byrom of Clyde, Parker A. Clement of College Station, Rebecca C. Clement of Merkel and Colton M. Byrom of Lubbock; one great-grandson, Kane E. Purlee of Clyde; one brother, Rayburn H. Byrom of Snyder; and two nephews, Samuel Byrom and Matthew Byrom.

Bette League
1940-2019
Bette June League, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 in San Angelo.
A memorial service for Mrs. League will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Robert Massie Funeral Home Riverside Chapel in San Angelo with the Rev. Scott Bradford, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating.
Mrs. League was born on May 3, 1940 in Hamlin. She was a 1958 graduate of Hamlin High School. Bette married Joe C. League on Nov. 18, 1958 in Hamlin. She was a resident of San Angelo for 26 years, moving from Snyder. Bette was a member of Beta Sigma Phi in Snyder and Brush and Brag in San Angelo. Bette was an avid gardener. She was a licensed real estate agent and worked for Elizabeth Potts in Snyder. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Si and Avis Teague.
Survivors include her husband, Joe C. League of San Angelo; two sons, Joe F. League and his wife, Paula, of Midland and Jim C. League and his wife, Karen, of Toccoa, Ga.; one sister, Sunny Cox and her husband, Roger, of Jefferson, S.C.; two grandchildren, Cason League and Gabby League; and two nieces.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.
Online condolences may be posted at www.robertmassie.com.

Edna Merrell
1926-2019
Edna Audrey Lomax Merrell, 91, of Snyder, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at Good Life Senior Living.
A memorial service for Mrs. Merrell will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Edna was born on June 1, 1928 in Willacoochee, Ga. She attended school in Lomax until eighth grade. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1945. Upon graduating from high school, she worked at the Settles Hotel in Big Spring. Edna married James Merrell on June 10, 1951. They were married for 66 years. Edna graduated from Drones Business College and McMurry University. She was a teacher at various school districts for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Merrell; one son, Eddie Merrell; her parents, Mary and Robert Lomax; three sisters, Vivian Lomax, Ann Harris and Alma Jones; and one great-granddaughter, Grace Roberts.
Left to carry on Edna’s legacy are one daughter, Mary Sweeney and her husband, Jim, of Dubuque, Iowa; two sons, Mark Merrell and his wife, Judy, of Colorado City and Kirk Merrell and his wife, Ciana, of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Mica Roberts and her husband, Clayton, Megan Oliver and her husband, Matt, Sarah Hallum and her husband, Andy, James Merrell and his wife, Jessica, and John Merrell and his wife, Stephanie; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Blessing Fund, 5200 Trinity Blvd., Snyder, TX 79549 or the Butnam Methodist Camp, 158, CR 674, Merkel, TX 79536.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.

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