Our Obituaries

Robert Eugene Monteith

May 12, 1947 - November 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Patsy Louise Varnell

November 24, 1946 - November 18, 2017

Patsy "Mema" Varnell passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at home with family peacefully in her sleep. Her mission here with us has been completed and was called home to become another guardian angel watching over us.Patsy was born in Abilene on November 24, 1946 to Clyde and Annie Belle Johnson. Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Gene Varnell. Patsy is survived by...
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A. W. Underwood

March 7, 1928 - November 18, 2017

A.W. Underwood went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Trinity Baptist Church with burial following in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation Monday evening from 6 to 8pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Mr. Underwood was born to...
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Esther Belle White

August 8, 1924 - November 13, 2017

Esther "Belle" White, 93, our beloved mother, granny, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully Monday, November 13, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Belle was born as the oldest of 14 on August 8, 1924 in Enid Oklahoma to Arthur and Esther Tarpley. Belle met James "Jim" Andrew White in Brazoria, Texas. They were married on November 20, 1944 in Decatur, Texas. They were happily...
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George W. Bailey

April 3, 1922 - November 11, 2017

George W. Bailey, 95, passed away on Saturday November 11, 2017. He is survived by his son, Philip (Gaye) Bailey; daughter-in-law, Jill (Phil) Hoebelheinrich; grandchildren, David Todd (Lisa) Bailey; Will (Ani) Bailey; Kimber (Ryan) Scott; Caleb (Tara) Bailey; Ben (Lyric) Bailey; Kenzie (Danny) Wilson; and 13 great-grandchildren. Bailey was preceded by his wife of 68 years, Ela Beth, and...
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Jesse Luera

March 7, 1962 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Robert Earl Ausborn

January 13, 1938 - November 3, 2017

Robert Ausborn 79, died Friday, November 3, 2017, at an Abilene Medical Center.The Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home 5701 Hwy. 277 South Abilene, Tx 79606.Born in Abilene, Texas on January 13, 1938, he was the son of Earl Ausborn and Lola McHenry. He worked in housekeeping at the Alexander Building. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Lola Ausborn,...
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Jorja Hubbard

November 22, 1951 - November 2, 2017

Scripture should relate to us as individuals. The 23rd Psalm was written by a shepherd.Jorja was not a shepherd.Jorja's 23rd PsalmGod, You are my protector and my guide.I have everything I need, and more love that I ever dared dream.I live in my village by a lake surrounded byfriends and family of the heart.Bo, my faithful companion, stood guard each day at "daycare"and returned at night to lie...
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Kenneth Ray Stevens

July 8, 1949 - November 1, 2017

Kenneth Ray Stevens, 68, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be 11:00a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, with burial in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Kenneth was born on July 8, 1949 in Hamlin, Texas...
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Lucianna Munoz Munoz

June 7, 1953 - October 28, 2017

Lucianna Munoz Casas, 64, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 826 Cottonwood, Abilene, TX with burial in Sonora Cemetery, Sonora, TX at 3:00p.m. A visitation will be held Monday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South with a Rosary...
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Karla Diane Mathis

November 28, 1962 - October 27, 2017

Karla Diane Mathis, 54, died October 27, 2017, with family and friends by her side in Abilene, TX.Karla was born on November 28, 1962 in Crosbyton, TX to Diane Tarrant and Gary Dyer. She graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico. After moving to Abilene, TX, Karla and Barry Mathis were blessed with a daughter on October 9, 1996. She is remembered by her child as being a kind and...
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Paula Lea Stewart

October 3, 1954 - October 24, 2017

Paula Lowrie Stewart, 63, of Abilene passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Highway 277 South, with burial to follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11am to 1pm on the same day at the funeral home. Paula was born on October 3, 1954 in Stamford,...
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Sharlyn Wynette Williams

November 27, 1941 - October 18, 2017

Sharlyn Wynette (Day) Williams was born in Knox City, Texas on November 27, 1941, and passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017. Sharlyn attended school in O'Brien and after graduating from O'Brien High School she earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Abilene Christian College. She spent her career teaching children in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Midland, Texas, Anchorage,...
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Jack Wendell Thompson

June 26, 1920 - October 12, 2017

Jack Wendell "Tommy" Thompson, age 97, passed away on October 12, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be an open viewing from noon to 5pm on Sunday at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Vernie Mildred...
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Don Lyon

September 16, 1930 - October 11, 2017

Donald G. Lyon was born in the city of Jamestown New York to Fred and Eileen Lyon on September 16th 1930. He spent his childhood in Jamestown until joining the United States Navy in 1949 as A Naval Mechanic. He spent the next 5 years in Active duty and Naval Reserves with an honorable discharge in 1954. At this time, he met and married the Love of his life Marcia (Marsha) Larson. They spent 61...
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Naoma Lake

December 9, 1930 - October 6, 2017

Naoma F. Lake, 86, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 6, 2017. She was born in Hinton, Oklahoma in 1930 to Otis and Neva Smith. She was the mother of Neva Gray of Abilene, Leatha MacDonald and Clarissa Griego, both of Frederick, Oklahoma, and Keith Lake of Bowie, Texas. She was also a grandmother to 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Her husband,...
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Hope Elane Lott

November 9, 1966 - September 14, 2017

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, Hope Elane Lott went to see the Lord. She was a devoted Christian who was dedicated to her family. Funeral services will be at 11am Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8pm at the funeral home. Hope was preceded in death by her sister,...
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Opal Lee Hubbard

September 9, 1934 - September 13, 2017

Opal Lee Hubbard, age 83, of Abilene, TX, passed away on September 13th, 2017 at Senior Care Nursing Home, Austin, TX. She was born to John and Lucille Hardin in Stanton,TX on September 09, 1934. Funeral services will be at 10 am on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at New Fellowship Baptist Church with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation...
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Gloria Jeanne Boswell

March 29, 1926 - September 8, 2017

Gloria Jeanne Boswell, 91, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at a local hospital. Services will be at 1:00pm Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Highway 277 South, officiated by Kathryn Stuckey. Burial will be in The Garden of Honor in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Mrs. Boswell was born in Enid, OK, March 29, 1926 to Charles Anthony Newberry...
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Jo Ann Stoker

December 3, 1934 - September 8, 2017

Jo Ann (Bugbee)StokerAbileneTXJo Ann entered Heaven September 8, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Dexter, Maine on December 3, 1934 to Glen and Ruth (Merrill) Bugbee. She and her husband of almost 50 years, Danny, raised their children mostly in Lubbock, Texas. They moved to Westfork, Arkansas in 1978 where Jo Ann was the lunchroom manager for Greenland School district for...
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Deedie Charlotte Cullins

August 20, 1944 - September 3, 2017

Deedie "Monk" Cullins was born on August 20, 1944 in Coleman, TX to George and Vera Cullins. She passed away peacefully on September 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. Monk leaves behind a brother and sister-in-law, Mason and Joan Cullins of Coleman, TX; two sons, Marty and Scott Farmer, both of Abilene, TX; two granddaughters, Tiffany Burns of Fort Worth, TX and Jessica Farmer Ferrante...
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Judah Blaine Reese

August 21, 1973 - August 26, 2017

Judah Blaine Reese, 44, passed away on August 26, 2017. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South with burial following in Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, TX. Visitation will be Friday evening, September 1, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Judah was born on August 21, 1973 to...
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Joe Lair

April 17, 1960 - August 26, 2017

Joe Lair, Sr., 57, of Abilene, passed away on August 26th, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 31st, 10:00am at Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene Tx (2500 S27th St 79605). Burial will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories located at 5701 Highway 277, South. Joe (Randy) was born on April 17th 1960 to Dollie Ann Durham and Joe Frank Lair, Sr. in Honeygrove TX. Joe...
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Madison Emma Hurst

May 27, 2004 - August 19, 2017

Madison Emma Hurst was born on May 27, 2004 to Matthew Hurst and Vanessa Leetsch Quest in Abilene, Texas.Madison was a beautiful young lade and a self-proclaimed edgy teenager. She loved to read, art, music, anime, and loved animals; especially cats. Madison shared her happy heart and sarcastic personality with everyone that she met. She was the protector and best friend to her younger sister,...
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Taylor Drew Kirk

February 16, 1994 - August 16, 2017

Taylor "Drew" Kirk, 23 years 6 months 1 hour and 2 minutes old, our sweet son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend was completely healed on August 16, 2017. He was born on February 16, 1994 at 4:23 am and he left this world and entered Heaven on August 16, 2017 at 5:25 am. Our Heavenly Father called him home to heal him. He was preceded in Death by his Paternal Grandfather Danny...
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Raymon Hale Kincaid

January 25, 1946 - August 12, 2017

Raymon Hale Kincaid, 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Raymon was a true Texas Gentleman, attentive son, caring brother, loving father, and a doting grandfather. Memorial services will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Abilene, Texas; on Tuesday, August 22 at 1:00 PM. A reception with the family will be immediately following the services.Raymon was a life-long...
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Earl Eugene Vandiver

September 19, 1923 - August 8, 2017

Earl Eugene Vandiver went to be with the Lord and reunited once again with his wife Melba, the love of his life. He passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017 at age 93. Earl was born in Muskogee Oklahoma September 19, 1923 to John Wesley and Mary Lucinda Vandiver. Earl and Melba Gene Rogers were married February 3, 1945. He graduated from Oklahoma State University after serving in the Army Air...
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Amelia Rosales Aguirre

December 19, 1934 - August 7, 2017

Amelia Rosales Aguirre, 82, of Abilene left her earthly home to join her Heavenly Father on Monday, August 7, 2017, in her home surrounded by family. Amelia was born on December 19, 1934, in Coleman to Felipe and Manuela Diaz Rosales. She married Benjamin R. Aguirre in 1953, and they settled in Abilene. During her lifetime, she was active in the community, fought for equality in the Civil Rights...
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Mike Edward Power

August 17, 1955 - August 5, 2017

Micheal (Mike) Edward Power of Abilene, left this earth on August 5, 2017. He was born August 17, 1955 to Daniel Edward and Cecilia Brown Power. Mike was loved and respected by all who knew him, and adored by his wife, children, grandchildren, extended family members, and friends. He spent most of his working career in the oil industry, except for a short time teaching and coaching...
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Mi Stieb

October 12, 1945 - July 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Phillip Eugene Leeman

April 6, 1967 - July 29, 2017

SFC Phillip E. Leeman, Phillip enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1985 as a Landing Support Specialist at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. While in the Marine Corps he served in Desert Shield Desert Storm from June 1991 to October 1991. After rising to the rank of Corporal he left the Marine Corps in 1993 having earned the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct...
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Paul Francis Lyons

November 29, 1948 - July 23, 2017

Paul Francis Lyons, Sr., left his earthly home to join his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Memorial services will be held at 11:30a.m. on, Wednesday, July 26,2017 at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel located at 5701 Highway 277 South. Graveside services will follow with interment in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. Paul was born on November 29, 1948 in Oshkosh, WI to...
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Verna Doris Neill

September 29, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Betty Smith Hastings

March 20, 1945 - July 12, 2017

Betty Sue Hastings, 72, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Abilene. A celebration of life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Drummond Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6 to 8pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South.Mrs. Hastings was born in Abilene on March 20, 1945 to J.L. Smith and Edwina Shumate Smith.Betty...
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Suzette Marie Guetzkow

September 14, 1934 - July 9, 2017

Suzette Marie (Falieres) Guetzkow, 82, of Abilene, Texas, peacefully passed away on July 9, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.Suzette was born on September 14, 1934 in Villefranche de Rouergue from her parents Germain and Georgette (Latour) Falieres. She married Gilbert Guetzkow on September 25, 1953 in her hometown in France. She adapted to military life, enjoying travel, and learning new...
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Bonnie Bee Lynn

July 11, 1922 - July 5, 2017

Bonnie Bee Bartee Lynn, 94, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church, 2300 S. 20th St., Abilene with burial following in Shep Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home.Bonnie was born on July 11,...
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Willie Pearl Holt Meadows

March 13, 1919 - July 4, 2017

Willie Pearl (Billye) Holt Meadows, 98, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 11:00a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Nolan Cemetery, Nolan, TX with a reception following at the Nolan Community Center. Visitation will be from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Friday evening at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South Abilene, TX.Billye graduated from Divide HS in 1936....
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Dorothy Frances Whittington

August 12, 1918 - June 15, 2017

Dorothy "Dee" Whittington passed away on June 15, 2017 at the age of 98. A graveside funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Elmwood Memorial Park. Rev. Jeff Reid will officiate. Services are under the care and direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy, 277 S. Abilene.Dorothy was born in Lindale, Texas on August 12, 1918. She married Joe "Whit"...
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Blake Paul Fulcher

October 20, 1964 - June 12, 2017

Blake Fulcher,52, of Abilene passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017. Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, with burial following in Buffalo Gap Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation Friday evening from 6 to 8pm at the funeral home. Blake was born on October 20, 1964 to Rodney and Betty Jo Fulcher in Midland...
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Leslie Stephen Singleton

May 15, 1996 - June 4, 2017

Senior Airman Leslie Stephen Singleton, 21, passed away on 06/04/2017 in Anchorage, AK.Stephen was born May 15, 1996 at the Chandler Regional Hospital in Chandler, AZ. He lived most of his life in the Phoenix metro area, with dozens of trips to Coleman, TX and other Texas locations to visit family throughout his first 18 years of life. The one thing that virtually everyone agrees upon about...
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Ima Jean Smith

February 6, 1941 - June 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Geraldine Jones Hale

January 6, 1925 - May 29, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" Jones Hale, 92, of Abilene, TX died Monday, May 29, 2017, at a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South, with William "Bill" Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park. Family Visitation is 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Friday at the funeral home.Born January 6, 1925, in...
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Doris Fay Matthews

June 28, 1937 - May 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Katherine Hollis

March 24, 1955 - May 24, 2017

Katherine Bea Hollis, 62, of Wichita Falls, TX passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Wichita Falls, TX. Funeral services will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South in Abilene, TX on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 10:00 am with Jerry Vincent officiating. Burial will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 26, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at...
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Evelyn Bigler Dunaway

November 13, 1922 - May 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Marvin B. Wooldridge

December 4, 1926 - May 19, 2017

Mr. Marvin B. Wooldridge, 90, of Abilene passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. Graveside funeral service with military honors will be at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. Funeral services are under the care and direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 S. Abilene.Marvin was born December 4, 1926 in Hardesty, OK to Ora J. and Evolena Stump...
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David Fredrick David

December 8, 1936 - May 8, 2017

David Fredrick David, 80, of Abilene, TX passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017 while in the care of his family in Colorado Springs, CO after a long-running battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born on December 8, 1936 to Kermit and Aline David at their home in Church Point, LA. David graduated from Church Point High School and then obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University...
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Joyce Lynn Smith

November 10, 1924 - May 7, 2017

Joyce (Shrode) Smith, 92, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. Graveside services will be 12:00p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Joyce was born November 10, 1924 in Sulphur Springs, TX to Roy and Naomi (Thompson) Shrode. She married Bob (Robert G.) Smith on October 6, 1946. Bob was an Air Force pilot...
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Donald Ray Bennett

December 6, 1930 - May 6, 2017

Donald Ray Bennett, 86, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Abilene, TX. Graveside services will be 10:00a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Donald was born on December 6, 1930 in Ballinger, Texas to Joe and Edna Bennett. He married Charlene West on December 25, 1950 in Ballinger. In 1991 Donald retired from West Texas Utilities after 37 years of...
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Faye Louise Kitts

March 2, 1953 - April 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Edwin Darrell Grissom

July 5, 1938 - April 27, 2017

Edwin Darrell Grissom, 78, died at his home in Abilene on Thursday, April 27, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Darrell was born July 5, 1938 in Cross Plains, TX to W.L. and Ina Grissom. As a young man, Darrell worked on drilling rigs for 10 years, then went to work as a policeman for the City of Anson for 10 years. In 1972, he went to work for WesTex Drilling in Abilene. In 1977, he was promoted to...
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Eloise Estelle Pettus

January 19, 1926 - April 20, 2017

Dr. Eloise S Pettus, 91, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South. Visitation is scheduled for 10:00am until noon on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Eloise Spencer was born to...
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Patsy Ann Taylor

November 13, 1936 - April 14, 2017

Patsy Ann Taylor, 80, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 in San Antonio. Funeral services will be 11:30a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South in Abilene, TX with burial following in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at 1:00p.m. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Patsy was born in Abilene, TX on...
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Lois Frances Swinson

July 25, 1923 - April 14, 2017

Lois Frances Swinson, 93, passed away on Friday April 14, 2017. She was born in Ralls, TX on July 25, 1923 to Roger and Chester Langston. Lois married her childhood sweetheart, Grover E. (Buddy) Swinson in 1939, and they enjoyed almost 60 years of marriage until his death in 1999. She remarried in 2005 to Gilbert A. Swinson (Andy) who passed away in 2009.Lois began her education in Sidney School...
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Bobby Jack Hambric

September 4, 1929 - April 11, 2017

Bobby Jack Hambric, 87, of Abilene passed away at a local nursing home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Funeral services will be 11:00a.m., Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Jack was born on September 4, 1929...
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Edna Earle Graham

February 15, 1930 - March 29, 2017

Edna "Eddie" Graham, 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Georgetown, TX. Funeral services will be 3:00p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Rev. Felicia Hopkins officiating. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home. Edna (Eddie) was born February 15, 1930 in Altus, OK to Harry...
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Douglas Kent Hodel

February 27, 1952 - March 26, 2017

Douglas Kent Hodel of Abilene, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 26th in Tuscola, doing what he loved best, taking photographs.The family will have a visitation on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South. Funeral services to honor Doug's life will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:30a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1333 North...
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Leroy Dean Towell

November 29, 1934 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Sue Sue Richardson

March 24, 1938 - March 19, 2017

Sue Richardson, 78, passed away on Sunday, March 19,2017. Sue was born March 24, 1938, to Elven and Doshie Jones in Arkansas. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Lubbock, TX, and South Plains Junior College in Levelland, TX. Sue worked in several fields including accounting, insurance, and social work, always enjoying learning new things. She was especially fond of her last job before...
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Esther Davila Rodriquez

October 26, 1933 - March 9, 2017

Esther Davila Rodriquez, 83, entered the Gates of Heaven on March 9, 2017. Esther was born October 26, 1933 to Daniel and Josephine Davila (Gonzalez) in Abilene, Texas. She married the love of her life Rufus Rodriquez Jr., on January 24, 1967 in Roby, Texas and had 44 years of marriage before his passing in 2011. Esther's love for Rufus was strong and everlasting. They were each other's...
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Oscar Selby Crimm

July 8, 1948 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Annette Lucy Jackson

December 18, 1941 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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K. Bob Stanke

April 23, 1930 - February 26, 2017

Kenneth Bob Stanke, 86, passed away on Sunday February 26, 2017 at his home in Abilene. Funeral services will be 1:00p.m., Thursday March 2, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with burial following in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at the funeral home. K. Bob was born on April...
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Betty Sue Miller

July 19, 1942 - February 23, 2017

Betty Sue Miller of Abilene, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Services will be at 2p.m. on Saturday, February 25th at Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith 5701 Highway 277 South with burial following in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 10a.m. to 2pm. at the funeral home, prior to the funeral service. Betty was born on July 19...
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Sharon Sue Schneider Nault

September 1, 1946 - February 15, 2017

Sharon Sue Schneider Nault, 70, passed away on Wednesday February 15, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Monday, February 20, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, with Lauren Garduno officiating. Burial will follow in Shep Cemetery, Shep, Texas. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at the funeral home. Sharon was born...
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Vida Estell Glover

July 12, 1924 - February 12, 2017

Vida Estell Glover, 92, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Brother Mike Woodard officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Weatherford, Coty Ivey, Lance Outland, Lon Outland, Mark...
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Madolyn M. Huckabee

March 9, 1927 - February 12, 2017

Madolyn Huckabee, 89, of Abilene passed away on Sunday February 12, 2017 at Hendrick Hospice Care in Abilene, TX. Graveside services will be 1:30p.m., Thursday February 16, 2017 in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Born March 9, 1927 in Munday, TX, she was the daughter of the late John William Henderson and Jesse Pearl Hutcheson Henderson. She married James William (Bud)...
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Rodney Cecil Sturdivant

July 21, 1955 - February 9, 2017

Rodney C. Sturdivant, Major (U.S. Air Force Ret.), 61, born in Memphis, TN departed his Earthly home on Thursday February 9, 2017. A memorial service and celebration of Rodney's life will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:30a.m. with Greg Clemmer officiating. The family will gather an hour prior to the service to welcome friends...
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Fred Oliver Holder

March 22, 1946 - February 3, 2017

Fred Oliver Holder, 70, passed away on Friday February 3, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Monday February 6, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Rev. Jimmy Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Ross Cemetery in Baird, TX. Visitation will be at the funeral home this evening, Sunday February 5, 2017 from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.Fred was born in Baird,...
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Halie Noel Jones

December 6, 1985 - January 28, 2017

Halie Noel Jones, 31, passed away on January 28, 2017 at her residence in Abilene, TX. A memorial service will be held at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5410 Buffalo Gap Rd., Abilene under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. A reception will be held immediately following the mass. A Rosary service will be held at 6:00p.m., Friday March 10, 2017 in...
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Doug Douglas McClellan

November 13, 1942 - January 23, 2017

Doug McClellan, 74, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017, in Abilene. Funeral services and burial will be 3:30 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2017, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Doug was born on November 13, 1942, in Spur, Texas, to the late Charles Edgar and Maurine Jordan McClellan....
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Mandy Myrle Peterson

August 1, 1928 - January 14, 2017

Mrs. Myrle Peterson, 88, now walks with our Heavenly Father. On January 14, 2017, after twelve days in Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, TX, God answered her calling prayers and took her home. Mrs. Peterson had been a resident of Cisco for many years until she moved back to Abilene to be closer to family. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Cisco. After retirement...
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Ann B. Phipps

February 28, 1923 - January 12, 2017

Ann Bryant Phipps, 93, passed away on January 12, 2017, in Abilene, Texas. She was born on February 28, 1923 in Clifty, Tennessee to Kenneth and Josie Bryant. A service celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander, Abilene, Texas, officiated by The Reverend Amanda Watson, followed by a reception in the Bishop...
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Eugene J. Stieb

October 3, 1947 - January 11, 2017

Eugene John 'Gene' Stieb, 69, of Abilene died Wednesday January 11, 2017 at Abilene Regional Medical Center. He was born October 3, 1947, in Sidney, Nebraska. Shortly after graduating from St. Patrick's High School there in 1965, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and retired as a master sergeant in 1988. He also retired from a second career as a medical transcriptionist. During his Air Force...
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Harvey Thomas Robichaux

October 25, 1935 - January 10, 2017

Tom Robichaux, 81, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in Carrollton, TX. He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts to the late Joseph and Mary Louise Cassidy Robichaux. Tom had a very deep love of he Lord and also served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1980 retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. He will be missed.He is survived by his wife of 11 years, OkHui Robichaux;...
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Marjorie Vivian Medley

August 8, 1924 - January 10, 2017

Marjorie Vivian Covey Medley was born August 8, 1924 and went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Vivian Covey; her husband of 63 years, Alva Ray Medley; a daughter, Linda Sue Medley; and one sister, Lucy Covey Harrison. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Carolyn Medley; four grandchildren, Laurie Hyman and husband, Jason,...
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Wilma Ferne Fillmon

November 16, 1927 - January 10, 2017

Wilma Foote Fillmon, 89, of Abilene went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was born November 16, 1927 in Jones County, TX to Elvis and Lottie Simpson Foote. Wilma graduated high school in Abilene in 1946. After graduation, she married the late Billy Jack Fillmon on October 16, 1950. She is survived by their 4 children, Sandy Grisham and husband, Gary, Donnie Fillmon and wife,...
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Robert Earl Wilson

June 17, 1922 - January 7, 2017

Robert Earl Wilson, 94, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Abilene, Texas after a brief illness. Services will be at 2:30p.m., Saturday January 14, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Chaplain Charles Goodnight officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Wilson, Paul Wilson, Richard...
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Ruth Ann Gensheer

May 29, 1950 - January 6, 2017

Ruth Ann Gensheer, 66, left for her heavenly home on Friday, January 6, 2017. Funeral services will be 11:00a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at View Baptist Church, 250 Boynton, Abilene with graveside services beginning at 2:00p.m. in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 6:00 to...
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Ira Mitchell Caffey

June 4, 1929 - January 1, 2017

Ira Mitchell "Mitch" Caffey went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at his daughter's residence in Ft. Worth. Funeral services will be Friday, January 6, 2017, at 10:00a.m. at University Church of Christ, 733 EN 16th St., Abilene, TX, with burial following in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Hwy. 277 S., Abilene. Visitation will be Thursday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m....
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Virginia June Long

June 14, 1940 - December 28, 2016

Virginia Long, 76, of Abilene, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Graveside services will be 2:00p.m., Thursday January 5, 2017 in Texas State Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Virginia is survived by her mother, Amanda Mountjoy of Southrange, MI; brother, James Mountjoy of Southrange MI; son, John Smith and wife, Pam Callaway of...
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Paul Anthony Moore

September 21, 1948 - December 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Benita P. Molina

April 2, 1930 - December 24, 2016

Our beloved mother, Benita P. Molina, 86, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Saturday December 24, 2016, while surrounded by her loving family. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Eddie Puga officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil...
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Emmet H. Musser

October 13, 1921 - December 19, 2016

Emmet H. Musser, 95, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016, in Lewisville, Texas. He was born on October 13, 1921 in Rittman, OH. Emmet attended school at Milton Township, OH, and he graduated from Rittman High School, Rittman, OH, in 1938. He worked at the Ohio Boxboard Company and other side jobs until the outbreak of WWII. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Emmet travelled to Cleveland, OH,...
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Janie Lucille Chandler

April 10, 1937 - December 11, 2016

Janie Lucille Chandler, "Nanie", 79, of Abilene, passed away, Sunday, December 11, 2016. Service will be held at 2:00p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Belmont Baptist Church, 2117 Palm Street, with burial to follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene.Janie was born April 10, 1937 in Duncan, South Carolina, to Lethco and Cynthia Emory. She...
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George Douglas Graves

March 13, 1923 - November 26, 2016

George Douglas Graves Jr, 93, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Amarillo, Texas. A graveside service will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:00p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Doug was born in Waco, Texas on March 13, 1923 to George Sr. and Beulah Graves. He is preceded in death by his...
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Clara Pearl Cheek

July 6, 1921 - November 26, 2016

Clara was born on July 6, 1921 in Clyde, Texas to the late Ross Berryman and Sarah Alice (Tate) Young. She died on Saturday morning, November 27, 2016 in Abilene. Clara married Charles Roy Cheek on August 8, 1940 in Elmdale, Texas. She had lived in Abilene after her marriage to Charles, became a private duty nurse in 1952, which she practiced until her retirement. Clara was a member of the...
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Estel Martin

September 10, 1928 - November 21, 2016

Estel (Shorty) Martin of Tye, TX went to join his wife, Viola Martin in the house of our Lord on November 21, 2016. He died in peace at home with his loved ones. He was born on September 10, 1928 at home to Robert Henry Martin and Lillie Mae (Thompson) Martin of Lavaca County, Texas. He married his first and only love, Viola Quinney Martin on May 10, 1951. The two first met in church when she...
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Helen Ruth Beck

February 12, 1924 - November 19, 2016

Helen Ruth Lanham Beck, affectionately known as Granny, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 19, 2016. She was 92 years young and lived with an undaunted spirit and love for life. Visitation will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, from 5:00 to 7:00PM on Monday, November 21, 2016. Graveside services will be held in San Saba, Texas on Tuesday, November 22 at 11...
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Ethel Marie Dunnam

December 23, 1924 - November 11, 2016

Teeny Dunnam, 91, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016 in Abilene, Texas. Visitation will be 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. A graveside service will be Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1:30p.m. in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South.Teeny was born in Brownfield,...
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Wilma Frances Mayfield

May 17, 1934 - November 1, 2016

Wilma Frances Mayfield, 82, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Abilene. Memorial services will be 1:00p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, with inurnment to follow at 2:30p.m. in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Frances was born in Wagoner, OK on May 17, 1934 to the late William and Annis Wing. Preceding her in death were her parents; and...
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Oma W. Myers

February 21, 1923 - October 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Billy Wayne Mims

April 7, 1929 - October 29, 2016

Billy Wayne Mims (Retired Abilene Fireman), 87, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Abilene. Visitation with family and friends will be 10:00a.m., Tuesday November 1, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, with the funeral service beginning one hour later at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday with Chris Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Billy was...
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Anthony Donald Healow

November 13, 1946 - October 26, 2016

Anthony Donald Healow, 69, passed away on Wednesday October 26, 2016 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 11:00a.m. Friday November 11, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Burtis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home. Donald was born on...
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Janice Stephens

July 17, 1951 - October 21, 2016

Janice Stephens, 65, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Flower Mound, Texas. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 10:00a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 2801 Antilley Road, Pastor Clyde Kieschnick officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park...
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Charles William Wristen

September 30, 1921 - October 19, 2016

Charles William Wristen Sr., 95, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Abilene. Graveside services will be 10:00a.m., Friday October 21, 2016 at Eastlawn Memorial Park, 1921 Early Blvd, Early, Texas. Charlie was born in Coleman County, Texas on September 30, 1921 to the late Thomas and Mamie Wristen. Charles served his Country in WWII with the United States Army Air Core. He spent...
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Robert Harold Dicks

October 4, 1922 - October 17, 2016

Robert "Bob" Dicks, 94, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at his residence in Abilene. Funeral services will be 1:00p.m., Friday October 21, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Jeff Reid officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Bob was born...
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William Bolin Crow

March 18, 1926 - October 10, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory.
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William Bolin Crow

March 18, 1926 - October 10, 2016

William Bolin Crow, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Weatherford, TX after suffering with Alzheimer's disease. He lived most of his life in Abilene, Portland, and Coleman Texas. He was born March 18, 1926 in Dallas, Texas to Robert and Hazel Chappell. After the death of his father, his mother married Dr. Edward Crow who adopted Bill. He was in the first graduating...
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Ruby L. Maxwell

August 26, 1918 - October 2, 2016

Ruby Louise Meredith-Maxwell of Clyde, Texas formally of Abilene, 98, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at her home in Clyde, TX. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Thursday October 6, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South with her nephew, Larry Baird officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8p.m. at...
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