Dora Tipp, 90, died Sept. 14 at Gatesville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Evant with Rev. John Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in the Hurst Ranch Cemetery.
Mrs. Tipp was born March 25, 1913 at Hassell, Quay County, NM to Morris and Eva Grissom Blackburn.
She was married to Hugo H. Tipp on Nov. 22, 1931 at Pottsville. She was a devoted helpmate to her husband and a homemaker.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Vera Blackburn of Arkansas and Edna Crawford of Grand Prairie.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three sisters and six brothers.
Pallbearers were Doug Forrest, Damon Chumney, Bazil Leach, Joe Lee, Carl Grubbs and Terry Merchant.
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J.K. (Jake) Wilhelm, 84, died Sept. 12, 2003 in the comfort of his home with his loving wife and partner of 57 years at his side after a courageous fight with lung cancer.
Funeral services were held at Riley Funeral Home on Sept. 15 with burial at White Point Cemetery in Comanche.
He was born Oct. 4, 1918 in Comanche County, the son of Frank and Onie Wilhelm.
He was married to the love of his life, Lillian Ashorn, on Aug. 10, 1946 in “Little Chapel” of the First Methodist Church of Houston.
Mr. Wilhelm graduated from Comanche High School, John Tarleton College and received Bachelor and Master degrees from Texas A&M University.
As an avid advocate for children and education, Mr. Wilhelm served as a counselor at the Bayland Home for Boys in Kemah, superintendent of the Presbyterian Home for Children in Amarillo for eight years and counselor at the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco.
The rest of his professional life was in education as principal with the Gustine I.S.D., teacher and elementary school principal with the Clear Creek I.S.D. for 16 years and elementary school principal in Hamilton for 16 years.
Active in his community, Mr. Wilhelm was a 50-year Mason and Shriner and served as Worshipful Master at the League City lodge. He was a Shrine Circus Daddy and also helped work the circus, which benefits Shrine Hospitals.
He was selected for such honors as one of the “outstanding young men of America” in 1951 by the Amarillo Kiwanis Club and 1977 Conservationist of the Year by Hamilton Lions Club. He served as elder for the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, the Webster Presbyterian Church and the Hamilton Presbyterian Church.
After retirement from education, he and his wife enjoyed raising cattle on his ranch outside Hamilton, traveling with such groups as the National Cattlemen’s Association, visiting with his children and grandchildren and volunteering with Hospice and Meals on Wheels. He was a long-time member of the Red Brangus Association and the National Cattlemen’s Association. He was also a member of the Hamilton Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Marjorie Doyle and husband Jim of Landenberg, Pa., Marguerite Humphrey of Seattle; grandsons, Jacob and Micah Humphrey of Seattle, Patrick Doyle of Landenberg, Pa.; step-grandchildren, Heather Young of Houston, Captain Shannon Doyle of Tucson, Dr. Sean Doyle of San Francisco and great-granddaughter, Caroline Claire Young of Houston; a brother, Wayne Wilhelm of Comanche; numerous beloved nieces and nephews; faithful employee and colleague of 30 years, Felipe Ortiz and many treasured friends and students.
Mr. Wilhelm was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers.
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Charles Kinkade, 68, of Comanche, died Feb. 25 in the Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were conducted Feb. 29 in the Hall and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Ellis officiating. Burial followed in the Sardis Cemetery.
Mr. Kinkde was born Feb. 21, 1936 in Bonham, the son of Matthew Lee Kinkade and Gertrude Stone Kinkade.
He had been a resident of Comanche for 40 years, moving from Fort Worth. He was a retired self-employed dry wall contractor and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leon Kinkade and A.L. Kinkade and a sister, Gaynelle.
Survivors include two sons, Charles (Doodle) Kinkade and wife Janis of Comanche; Joe Kinkade of Dallas; two daughters, Cheryl Galloway and husband Kevin of Lubbock and Elizabeth Sliger of Comanche; three brothers, Jerry Kinkade and Harvey Kinkade, both of Burleson and Kenneth Kinkade of Gordon; two sisters, Ann Ryder of Arlington and Peggy Garrett of Gainsville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Hall and Sons Funeral Home
Corda Veleria Munday Linville, 85, died at Hamilton on May 4, 2004. Funeral services were held May 7 at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gerald Stanford officiating. Mrs. Linville was en-tombed at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio on May 8.
She was born Dec. 31, 1918 at Hamilton, the daughter of Julius E. Munday and Edna P. Stanford Munday.
She was married to Richard L. Linville on March 29, 1943 at LaCrosse, Wis. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Munday enjoyed the outdoors, fishing with her husband, nature, watching birds, working in her flower bed and being with her grandson. She loved cooking, sewing; taking care of her daughter Sharon and visiting with her brothers and sisters.
She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Arvil, Kenneth and Gene Munday.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Klun; grandson, Ryan Edward Klun both of Eden Prairie, Minn.; four sisters, Eunice Rowe of Manchester N.H., Mildred Fay Crumley of Clinton Ark., Evis Stagner of Grand Prairie, Myrtice Phears of Midlothian, two brothers Vernon Munday of Gatesville and V.B. Munday of Hamilton.
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Mr. William Ake “Pa Bill” Powell, 83, of Gatesville, died May 9 in a Gatesville hospital. A memorial service will be held May 13 at the First United Methodist Church of Gatesville with Rev. Johnny Miller and Deral McWhorter officiating.
Mr. Powell was born on Jan. 12, 1921 in the Friendship community on Upper Owl Creek, the son of Sameul Lee and Mary Alice Dorsey Powell.
He attended Owl Creek and Ewing schools and attended high school for one year in Gatesville and two years at Flat High School where he was the quarterback for their first six man football team.
After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served from May of 1941 to July 1945 as a belly gunner on a B42 during World War II. He served with the 465th Bomb Group, 780th Squadron, 15th A.F.
He worked for Gulf Oil in Port Arthur and retired after 34 years when he moved to Pearl where he managed cattle for several local ranchers.
Mr. Powell played the fiddle and was a member of the original Country Ramblers for 20 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a stepdaughter, Julia Conn Watt.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou “Honey” Powell of Gatesville; a son, William Michael Powell of Richardson; a brother, F.L. Powell and wife Bernice of Gatesville; two nephews and one niece, all of Gatesville; three stepchildren, E.D. Conn, III of Bevil Oaks, James T.H. Conn of Gatesville and Janie Stephenson of Port Orchard, WA; eight step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren; several cousins and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Providence Hospital Hospice, the Gatesville Care Center or to the First United Methodist Church.
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Lois West, 91, died Dec. 23, 2005 in Tyler. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at Lloyd James Funeral Chapel with Rev. Buddy Holland officiating. Burial was in Cathedral of the Pines in Tyler.
She was born June 3, 1914 in Bartlett, the daughter of Andrew and Hattie Laughlin. She was a homemaker, seamstress and department store clerk. Mrs. West was a devoted mother and loving grandmother and great-grandmother.
She lived in Hamilton where she was a member of the Baptist church before moving to Tyler in 1996.
Mrs. West was preceded in death by her son, Billy Ray Wicker, her husband, Lagree West and sisters, Mildred Laughlin, Varnell Laughlin, Doris Heizer and Neoma Carwile.
Survivors include her daughter, Martha Caldwell of Tyler; granddaughter, Pam Parmley and husband Jerry and great-granddaugher Lauren, all of Van Alstyne; granddaughter, Carol Young and husband Kendall and great-grandchildren Claire and Gregory, all of West Melbourne, Fla; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Eve Laughlin of Odessa and brother-in-law, Dean Carwile of San Antonio; nieces Cindy Seidensticker and husband John of League City, Connie Wyckoff and husband Pete of Glen Rose, Karen Hermann and husband Ron of San Antonio; a step-daughter, Jeanne Blevins of Mt. Pleasant and step-sons, C.L. West of Aburey and Dr. Norman West of Colorado as well as ten step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Green Acres Baptist Church Women's Ministry, Tyler, or charity of choice.
Lloyd James Funeral Home
Cynthia Geraldine Van-sickle, 47, died at her home Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 19, in Trunbow Cemetery in Erath County.
She was born Feb. 14, 1958 in Hico, the daughter of M.C. Harris and Mary Ann McNew.
She attended school in Hamilton and worked as a nurse's aid helping others that could not help themselves.
On Sept. 22, 1992 she was united in marriage to Richard Vansickle, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by one infant sister.
She is survived by two children, Amanda Kissell of Hamilton and Johnny Monroe II of Fort Worth. She is also survived by one grandchild, her father M.C. Harris of Freeport and her mother Mary Ann McNew of Hamilton.
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Janith Waunell O'bannon, 71, died, Dec. 15, 2005. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 17 in the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Frizzell officiating. Burial followed in the Hamilton City Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 13, 1934 in Hamilton, the daughter of Seaborn Mercer Moran and Etta Sims Moran.
She graduated from Hamilton High School.
On Nov. 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Vernon Lee O'Bannon, who preceded her in death on June 9, 1982.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grand-mother and friend. Sharing in her grandchildren's lives was an important part of Mrs. O'Bannon's life. She and Vernon loved to play golf with her powder blue golf bag and clubs.
She enjoyed eating out with friends and Louisiana was one of her favorite places to go with Marvin.
Mrs. O'Bannon, or Nellie Jo as she was known to her bank family, retired from First National Bank after 33 years of service to the bank and the community of Hamilton.
She was a member of the Park Heights Church of Christ.
Survivors include her two children and their spouses: Mike and Eloise O'Bannon of Crowley and Michele and John Jones of Hamilton; four grandchildren, Dustin O'Bannon, Jamie O'Bannon, Jana Lee Jones and Jeffrey Jones; three great grandchildren, Shiloh, Preston and Seth O'Bannon and long-time friend Marvin Behnke.
Her husband, parents and one sister, Margaret Feldman, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were: Don Gromatzky, Keith Curry, Verner Gromatzky, Dustin O'Bannon, Jamie O'Bannon and Jeffrey Jones.
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Aubry Ray Aday, 77, died Dec. 20, 2005 in a Temple Hospital. Graveside services were held Dec. 23 at Nix Cemetery in Lampasas County.
Mr. Aday was born September 16, 1928 at Rockwall, the son of Charles Wesley Aday and Bertha Troxell Aday, one of eleven children.
On April 4, 1954 at Dallas he was married to Shirley Ann Edwards. Mr. Aday retired from the City of Dallas water department with 32 years of service. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Aday of Hamilton; four children, Debra Burridge of Hamilton, Billy Aday of Littlerock, Ark., Roger Aday of Dallas and Clifford Aday of Hamilton; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one sister Betty Sue Kimble of California.
He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and five brothers.
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Ruby Helen Wise, 80, died Dec. 20, 2005 at Highland, Texas. Funeral services were held Dec. 23 with graveside services in Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton.
She was born January 26, 1925 at Roswell, NM, the daughter of Luther and Ruby Campbell Landis. On July 9, 1947 at Three Rivers she was married to Kearney Welch (K.W.) Wise who preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1986.
The couple made their home in Hamilton for many years raising their family. Mrs. Wise was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Christdelapian Church.
Survivors include her three children, Darla Jean Currier of Lufkin, Edwin Glenn Wise of Highland, Sammy Wise of Kemper; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, a son, Wayne Ray Wise; her parents and one brother, Bill Landis.
Pallbearers were Ed Wise, Wayne Wise, Keith Wise, Sammy Wise, Chris Currier and Miles Currier.
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