Sept. 19 Obituaties

Ector Barboza
Ector Barboza, 58, of Snyder, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral service for Mr. Barboza will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Deacon John Bane officiating. The service will be under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Teresa Bigham
Teresa Gerreldine Bigham, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 in Lubbock.
A memorial service for Miss Bigham will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kevin Mitchell officiating. 
Born on June 5, 1955 in Snyder to Gerrel and Rosa (Miller) Bigham, she was a Baptist. She enjoyed teaching and coaching for more than 30 years in Morton, Poteet, Harlingen and Pecos.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerrel and Rosa Lee (Miller) Bigham, and one brother, Danny Bigham.
Survivors include two sisters, Gloria Cato of Snyder and Marcella Thomas of Lubbock; one niece, Kimberly Lane of Snyder; one great-nephew, Colton Lane and his wife, Angela, of Snyder; one great-niece, Cenna Lane of Snyder; one great-great-niece, Lindsey Lane of Snyder; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
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Dr. Paul Thompson
Dr. Paul A. Thompson Jr. was born on May 22, 1945 in Fort Worth to Paul A. Thompson Sr. and Tommie Lou Thompson. He passed away on Sept. 15, 2019 in Granbury after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  
Funeral service for Dr. Thompson will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Colonial Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Culwell officiating. The service will be under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Paul grew up in Lakeview before moving to Abilene. Paul graduated from Abilene High School then Abilene Christian University. After moving back to Lakeview and trying his hand at farming, Paul knew that he had a different calling. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The Cogdell Memorial Hospital Auxiliary provided a scholarship for Paul to pursue his medical career, giving him the foundation for the next chapter in his life.
Dr. T, as referred to by many of his patients and friends, began his 33-year medical practice in Snyder in 1979. He took pride in his work and loved caring for his patients before retiring in 2012. When he was not working, Paul enjoyed hunting fishing, traveling, golfing and, most of all, singing karaoke whenever he had the chance.
Paul loved sharing his words of wisdom with anyone who would listen, and his two favorite phrases were “Talent shows and water seeks its own level” and “Always remember who you are and where you came from.”
He was a proud member of the Lions Club, Masonic Lodge and his men’s Sunday school class at Colonial Hill Baptist Church.
Paul is survived by his wife of 32 years, Christy Thompson; one son, Paul A. Thompson III; one daughter, Lea Ann Thompson; one stepdaughter, Paige Bell Culp; one stepson, Blake Bell; his sister-in-law, Sue Thompson; and his nephew, J.T. Thompson. “Papa” leaves behind granddaughters, Alec Hickey, Savannah Bell, Ellis Culp and Emily Bell, and grandsons, Bryan Thompson, Blake Thompson, Brent Thompson, Chase Goodall and Griffin Culp.  He also leaves behind his precious great-grandchildren.
Memorial may be made to Cogdell Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 1700 Cogdell Blvd., Snyder, TX 79549 or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
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Ross Westbrook
Ross Wells Westbrook, 84, of Gail, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 in Snyder.
Funeral service for Mr. Westbrook will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at 37th Street Church of Christ with Dale Huff and Darrell Chapell  officiating. Burial will follow at Gail Cemetery under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at the  funeral home.
Born on May 28, 1935 in Lamesa to R.W. “Johnnie” and Jaynie (Bassett) Westbrook, he married Peggy Creighton on Aug. 9, 1954 in Lamesa. He loved horses, ranching and cattle, but he loved his family above all. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruth Ann LaBorde.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Westbrook of Gail; one daughter, Dana Cooley and her husband, Ted, of Snyder; one son, Sid Westbrook of Gail; two granddaughters, Erin Lowery and her husband, Caleb, of Gail and Meghan Hicks and her husband, Shane, of Bryan; and one brother, Jimmie Westbrook of Cedar Creek Lake.
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
Fax: (325) 573-0044