September 29 obituaries


Mary Lou Murff


Mary Lou Murff, 85, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at Good Life Senior Living.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Reverend Marty Akins officiating. Burial will follow the service at Hillside Memorial Gardens.

She was born to Carl Barker and Nova Ann (Hinkle) Barker in Clarendon, Texas November 17, 1934.

Mary was the youngest of eight siblings, with five sisters and two brothers. She attended school in Clarendon. She married Royce Morris in 1952 and they moved to California, where Judy Morris Mackey was born in Vallejo, Calif. Royce was killed in a freak wave accident in Bodega Bay on the coast of California in 1955. Shortly after that, Mary moved back to Texas, enrolled, and graduated from West Texas State University in Canyon with a degree in education. While there, she met and married Rex Hopkins. In 1959 John Rex Hopkins was born in Canyon.

Mary and Rex moved to Big Spring, where she became a second-grade teacher and taught for 35 years total in Big Spring, Odessa and Snyder, She retired from North Elementary in Snyder. After she parted ways with Rex, she later married Mike Murff, a former classmate from Clarendon, and lived on a farm with him in Brice until he passed away in 2009.

Mary then moved back to Snyder in 2010 and lived in her home until she acquired the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s in the summer of 2018. She was then assisted by Comfort Keepers of Snyder until she moved to Good Life Senior Living in October 2018. Special thanks goes to Comfort Keepers and Good Life Senior Living for taking great care of "our" Mary until her passing.

She loved playing in the local bridge club and playing Hand-and-Foot with her family. She was a member of Cosmorama Study Club and the Altrurian Club. She enjoyed square dancing and loved playing the piano at church, at home, and anywhere else she was asked. She could play both by ear and reading music. She had a great sense of humor and made her friends, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren crack a smile more than once. She was known as Mimi or Meemers or Mary Lou to all of her family and loved ones. She attended First Baptist Church of Snyder and Sunday School classes there.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; her brothers, Earl Barker and wife, Yvonne, and Don Barker, whose wife, Gaynell, survives him; five sisters, Viola and Doyce Graham, Vera and Dick Noble, Mamie and James Clark, Mildred and Dub Tomlinson and Nova and Bill Mooring; her great-granddaughter, Makynli Hopkins; and her son, John Hopkins.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Mackey and her husband, Steve, of Snyder; her grandchildren, Chris Mackey and wife, Joylynn, of Odessa, Cameron Mackey of Midland and Zach Hopkins of Lubbock; her great-grandchildren, Bethany and Abigail Mackey of Greenwood and Alexia Hernandez of Hermleigh; her daughter-in-law, Jean Hopkins of Snyder; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend Nina Nesbitt of Snyder. 

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association; P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, or Alz.Org online, in lieu of flowers.

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Bobbie Nachlinger


Mrs. Bobbie Nachlinger, 81, of Hermleigh died Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Services for Mrs. Nachlinger will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Hermleigh with the Rev. Alan Culp and the Rev. Chris Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Hermleigh Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nachlinger was born Nov. 16, 1938, in Snyder to H.T. and Mary (Newby) Torrence. She married Jackie Nachlinger on Aug. 11, 1961, in Snyder. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2009. Bobbie was a housewife and a member of Hermleigh First Baptist Church. She was the biggest Cardinals supporter in the community and made all the ballgames in all sports and attended every pep rally.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Francis Henley; and two brothers, Robert and Matt Arnett.

Survivors include her son, Michael Nachlinger of Hermleigh; her daughter, Sharon Nachlinger of Hermleigh; her sister, Margie Godwin of Plano; three grandchildren, Kendra Nachlinger of Hermleigh, Tyler Nachlinger of Hermleigh and Larissa McMahan of Snyder; and two great-grandchildren, Zane and Zaylan.

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Cathy Virginia Williams


Cathy Virginia Williams, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, surrounded by family in Lubbock.
Cathy was born Sept. 10, 1948, in Clarksville.
Cathy was a loving care taker of young and old. She dedicated her life to taking care of others.
She was preceeded in death by her father, Howard Davidson and mother, Lois Davidson.
She is survived by her children, Amy Stork, Nathan Williams, Keely Williams and Aaron Stork. Her grandchildren, Spencer Williams, Avery Stork, Ella Williams (her Nana's kindred spirit) and Nolan Stork; her sister, Hazel Henslee; her Aunt Margaret Wassom; and many other family members that loved her as well

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29

Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home. 


J.B. Autry


Mr. J.B. Autry, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Good Life Senior Living in Snyder.

A private family graveside service will be held at Cuthbert Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home

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W.D. Myers


Mr. W.D. Myers, 84, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Snyder Oaks Care Center.

Services are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.