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Wilma June Shackelford

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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

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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

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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

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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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Brenda Ann Rogers

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SWEETWATER - Brenda Ann Rogers, 47 of Sweetwater, died July 22, 2019, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. A memorial service was July 26, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Ensminger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 10, 1971m in Stanton, to Larry Rogers and Ann (Mitchell) Rogers. She had a love for animals and liked

fishing, gardening, and always enjoyed getting to ride a Harley with her Dad.

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Mary Alice Farrington

LENORAH - Mary Alice Farrington, 96 of Lenorah, died July 26, 2019, at a Midland nursing home. Graveside services were July 31, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. The family received friends July 30, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

She was born March 10, 1923, in Franklin to Claude and Florence Martin. She loved family, gardening, and yard work.

She is survived by her sons, Connie Ry Farrington and wife Lucille of Big Spring, Nolan Farrington and wife Darla of Brownwood and Roger Farrington and wife Brenda of Midland; five grandchildren, and seven great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Connie Farrington in 2012; her son, Edmund Farrington; her parents, Claude and Florence Martin; one sister; and one great grandson.

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

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Cynthia Ann Cain Rivers

TYLER - Funeral services for Cynthia Ann Cain Rivers, 68 of Tyler, were August 8, at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel, Overton with Reverend Phillip Solomon and Casey Rivers officiating. Interment followed at the Elkins Cemetery in Omen.

She died Aug. 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Tyler.

She was born Apr. 11, 1951, to Robert and Juvene Cain in Oklahoma City, OK. She attended Stanton High School in Stanton and married Vernon Rivers, Jr. on June 15, 1973, in Irving, OK.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and later completed her Master of Science in Education earning the titles, Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. She taught at Arp Elementary in Arp, for twenty-three years displaying a love for all of her students and her innate ability to reach each of them.

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Timoteo Montez Marquez

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STANTON - Timoteo “Tim” Montez Marquez, 84 of Stanton, died July 30, 2019, at Midland Medical Lodge, surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents Rosa and Daniel Marquez Sr.; sister, Leonor Urbina; brothers, Macario Marquez Sr., Daniel “Nene” Marquez, Miguel Marquez, and Augustine Marquez.

He worked for Lawrence Brothers IGA for many years and was a member of the Catholic Church.

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Ben Franklin Welch

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STANTON - Ben Franklin Welch, 84, of Stanton, died July 28, 2019, at his home. Graveside services were July 30, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

The family received friends July 29, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

He was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Tarzan to Irven and Mattie Welch. He married Betty Latrell Elrod, June 16, 1957 in Grandfalls.

He was a man of many gifts serving as an insurance agent, barber, and farmer. He is best known for his gardening and sharing his wonderful produce with his family and community. Benny enjoyed working in his garden and loved spending time with his family. He was a proud husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Stanton.

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Mary Green

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MIDLAND - Mary Green, 56 of Midland, died July 28, 2019, surrounded by her family. Memorial service were July 31, at Community Center in Stanton.

She was born May 1, 1963, in Big Spring to Raul and Josefa Hernandez. She married Jerry Green of Midland.

She worked at Stanton Drug Store for 35 years, starting Jan. 19, 1984. She loved to give and put herself before others. She often was giving clothes, toys and money to people she cared for and loved. One of her many special traits was her love and immediate connection with kids. She loved kids and kids loved her. When her own grandkids came along, she didn’t have to practice spoiling and loving them. Another gift was her green thumb. She had several plants and a greenhouse in which she hardly maintained, but they were always beautiful like a master gardener was employed full time.

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