September 15 obituaries

Nicky Lynn Johnson


Pastor Nicky Lynn Johnson, 52, of Snyder died Monday, September 14, 2020, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Services for Pastor Johnson will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Brann officiating. No visitation will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Pastor Johnson was born May 20, 1968, in Oakdale, La., to W. L. and Drue Susan (Couvillier) Johnson. He married Sara Ebert on Sept. 20, 1997, in McNary, La. Nicky was the Pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Snyder for many years.

He was preceded in death by his mother; his brother, Kevin Dwayne Johnson; and his grandparents, Benois "Buck" and Eday Johnson and A.P. Couvillier and Georgia Butters.

Survivors include his wife; his son, Samuel Johnson of Snyder; his father; his brother, Will Johnson of Turkey Creek, La.; and his sister, Lisa Manes of Forest Hill, La.

Online condolences may be posted at .


Robert Earl Pinkston


Robert Earl Pinkston, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, following a lengthy illness.

There will be a private service at Bakersfield National Cemetery. A celebration of his life is planned for a later date. 

Robert was born in Abilene to Earl and Mae Pinkston (Simmons). He was raised in West Texas and graduated from West Texas State University with a BBA. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1970. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving as a drill instructor. After college, he worked at Snyder National Bank in Snyder. He finished his career at Mobile Oil and Aera Energy where he spent 30 years before retiring in 2010. 

His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God made him a loving husband, father, Papa, and friend. He was a faithful member of First Christian Church and later Christ’s Church of the Valley in Bakersfield. Fastpitch softball was a passion of his; he loved coaching, mentoring, and watching. He pursued golf after retirement and enjoyed playing and teaching his grandkids. 

Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Mary Pinkston; his son, Aaron Pinkston and wife, Kayla, and their children, Irish, Abigail, Cole, Dean and a girl expected this December; his daughter, Emily Davis and husband, Michael, and their son Corbin; his sisters, Glenda Elliott, Kim Dvorak, Carleta Lindeman and Pansy Mayes; and his brother, Glenn Simmons.

You may make a memorial donation at to send veterans to Washington, D.C., or Christ’s Church of the Valley, 13701 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield, CA, 93314. 


Susan Kay Banks


Ms. Susan Kay Banks, 64, of Lubbock died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at her home in Lubbock.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillside Memorial Gardens. Arrangements  are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be posted at .


Ann Johnson


Ann Johnson, 71, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020.

A graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Snyder Cemetery with Rick Grissom officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.

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