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James Marco Hale

HENRIETTA - James Marco Hale, 86 of Henrietta, died Aug. 27, 2019. Funeral services were Aug. 29, at Grace Temple Baptist Church in Henrietta, with Rev. Doug Gaskey, pastor, officiating and Rev. Darren Ward, assisting. Burial followed in the Alvord Cemetery in Alvord under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Henrietta.

He was born Oct. 19, 1932, in Decatur, to Ben F. and Ella (Hudson) Hale. He married Darleen (Collins) Hale on Feb. 24, 1953, in Alvord.

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Iva Ilynn Atchison

MIDLAND - Iva Ilynn Atchison died at age 73, on Aug. 11, 2019, in a Midland hospital. Her friends knew her as either Lynn or “Hosslady”. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Sept. 7, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel.

She graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1964 in the Top Ten of her class, and has been instrumental in keeping the Class of 1964 connected since graduation. She earned a BBA degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1970. After passing the CPA exam in 1993, she opened a small tax practice in Stanton, and has been serving her clients ever since.

She served as Treasurer for the Friends of Martin County Library. She served on the Board of the Senior Citizen’s Foundation, and was a past volunteer for delivering meals.

She loved the Lord and was determined to live every day to its fullest. We will miss her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlotte and Ikie Wilson of Sweetwater.

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Bonnetta "Bonnie" Cox Bednar

ABILENE - Bonnetta "Bonnie" Cox Bednar, 85 of Abilene, formerly of Garden City, died Aug. 18, 2019, at her residence. Funeral services were Aug. 24, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Chris McCurley officiating.

She was the youngest girl born to Jim Will and Zemma Cox in Big Spring. She grew up on the family ranch just outside of Garden City and attended and graduated from Garden City High School in 1952.

She married Wilburn Bednar December 16, 1955, in Garden City. She worked in Midland while Wilburn was in Korea. They both resided on the family farm in St. Lawrence until moving to Abilene after Wilburn retired from farming and County Judge.

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Homer Alf Swinson

STANTON - Homer Alf Swinson, 84 of Stanton, died on Aug. 20, 2019. A funeral service will be 10am Aug. 22, at the Downtown Church of Christ in Stanton. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1934, in Cisco, to Cicero Van and Emmie Reeves Swinson. Homer was the sixth of seven children.

The family moved frequently, and he started school in the Pleasant Valley community near Abilene. The family later moved to Nugent, northeast of Abilene and lived on the Clearfork of the Brazos River, where he roamed the riverbanks catching fish and hunting squirrels. He attended and graduated High School in Leuders in 1952.

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Janet Lenora Henson

STANTON - Janet Lenora Henson, 74 of Stanton, died Aug. 19, 2019, in a Midland Hospital. A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Aug. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Stanton, with Chris Cochran officiating.

She was born Mar. 17, 1945, in Dawson to Bailey and Sedorah Hand. She lived in Midland most of her life and later moved to Stanton. She was a member of the Faith Foundation in Midland and she was a hairdresser in Stanton. She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends and loved to laugh. She was also an avid quilter.

She is survived by a son, Shannon Triplett of Sheridan, OR; a twin sister, Janice Vondrasek of Stanton; three step-children; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmy Henson; and a grandson.

Arrangements under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com

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William Milton “Bill” Currie

STANTON - William Milton “Bill” Currie, 68 of Stanton, died Aug. 12, 2019 in a Midland nursing home. Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Aug. 24,at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Jannie Linney, pastor of Hosanna Christian Fellowship in Stanton, officiating.

He was born Sept. 19, 1950, in Stanton and graduated from Stanton High School in 1969. He worked as a mechanic and in the oilfield most of his life. He also worked in the family business, Nita’s Ceramic Shop. He retired due to health reasons. Bill enjoyed going on scavenger hunts, metal detecting and woodworking.

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Wilma June Shackelford

KEMP - Wilma June Shackelford died on the morning of Aug. 12, 2019, in Kemp. She was born on June 4, 1932, to Granville and Linnie Cullers Helvey in Levelland. She grew up on farms in Levelland and Mineral Wells. While lovingly managing her busy family in Midland,she worked many years as the manager of a ladies ready to wear store and in banking. She was a Godly woman, a true Proverbs 31 woman. She loved the Lord and showed his love through her actions, being a faithful member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Athens. She loved to play songs of her faith on the piano while her children gathered around to sing. Setting a good example as a loving mother was her greatest joy. June served in several offices in the General Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Athens Chapter 177.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ralf Helvey; her sister, Pauline Gibbs Klaus; and her grandson, Larry Wayne McCampbell.

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GOVERNOR’S GOON SQUAD TERRORIZED TEXAS

This Week In Texas History

The trigger-happy state police opened fire without warning on a crowd of Saturday shoppers in Brownwood on Aug. 19, 1871.

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Nieves G. Moreno

She had a love for dancing. She enjoyed dressing up, paying close attention to fashion detail and her signature red lipstick. She will forever be remembered for her delicious cooking and her devoted, un

ALICE - Nieves G. Moreno, age 70, died Aug. 12, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Mar. 9, 1949 to Zaragosa and Esperanza Gonzalez.

conditional love for her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Zaragosa and Esperanza Gonzalez; son, Isidro Moreno Jr.; and brother, Tomas Gonzalez.

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Iva Ilynn Atchison

MIDLAND - Iva Ilynn Atchison died at age 73, on Aug. 11, 2019, in a Midland hospital. Her friends knew her as either Lynn or “Hosslady”. No services are planned at this time. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery will be at a later date. She graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1964 in the Top Ten of her class, and has been instrumental in keeping the Class of 1964 connected since graduation. She earned a BBA degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1970. After passing the CPA exam in 1993, she opened a small tax practice in Stanton, and has been serving her clients ever since. She served as Treasurer for the Friends of Martin County Library. She served on the Board of the Senior Citizen’s Foundation, and was a past volunteer for delivering meals. She loved the Lord and was determined to live every day to its fullest. We will miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlotte and Ikie Wilson of Sweetwater.

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