Our Obituaries

Billie Woodard

April 19, 1930 - January 29, 2018

Billie Jean Jackson Woodard peacefully ended her earthly life and passed into eternal life with her Savior on January 29, 2018. She was born near Talpa in Coleman County on April 19, 1930 to Jim Will and Bessie Ray Jackson. Reared in Coleman by her loving parents in a lively household, she was one of five "Jackson women." From an early age, she was fortunate to have piano/organ lessons as...
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Jeff Sklar

April 2, 1957 - January 20, 2018


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LaJuana Lucille Rodgers

June 20, 1933 - January 19, 2018


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Marcia Lyon

September 22, 1934 - January 17, 2018

Marcia Lynette Larson Lyon was born in Jamestown New York to Helge and Margaret Larson on September 22nd 1934. She spent her childhood in Jamestown and graduated High School in 1952 and soon after, she met a dashing young Navy man, Donald Lyon (you know what they say about men in uniform) the rest is history. They were married in the summer of 1956 in Jamestown. In 1957 she delivered David, the...
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Rosie Mary Diaz

May 13, 1949 - January 13, 2018

Rosie Mary Murillo Diaz, 68, of Abilene passed away on Saturday January 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 9am on Friday January 19, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial will follow at 11am at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery. A Rosary will be held at 7pm on Thursday evening at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, located at 5701 Hwy 277 South. Serving as pallbearers will be Edward Diaz Jr...
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James Burt Mullins

November 20, 1924 - January 12, 2018

James Burt (Jim) Mullins Jr., 93, died Friday January 12th, 2018 at his home in Abilene, Texas. Graveside services will be held Friday January 19th at 1 p.m. at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene. He was born on November 20th, 1924 in Wellington, Texas to his parents James Burt Mullins Sr. and Virginia Mae Mullins. Jim entered the United States Air Force on July 29th, 1947...
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Paula Thomas

December 9, 1948 - January 11, 2018

Paula Thomas, 69, of Abilene passed away on Thursday January 11, 2018 at her home. A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Saturday January 20, 2018 in the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Memories, located at 542 Hickory Street.Paula was born on December 9, 1948 to N.J. and Tessie Tims in Dallas. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, John Thomas.Survivors include her son, James Bubenik...
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Patricia Anne Morrow West

May 6, 1956 - January 10, 2018

Patricia Anne Morrow West, 61, of Abilene passed away peacefully in her home Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Memorial and Eucharist will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St., Abilene, TX. Inurnment will follow at the church columbarium. Pat, as she was lovingly known, was born May 6, 1956 in Sumter, South Carolina. As the...
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Mary Coffman

September 27, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Coffman, 91, of Abilene passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Sunday January 14, 2018 from 4 to 6pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, located at 5701 Hwy 277 South. A graveside service will be held at 11am on Monday January 15, 2018 in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Mary was born on September 26, 1927 in...
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Edward Joseph Montalvo

February 1, 1943 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Debora L. Hodges

March 16, 1959 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Maria Rocha

April 23, 1956 - January 7, 2018

Maria Alvesa Rocha, 61, of Abilene passed away on Sunday January 7, 2018. Maria was born April 23, 1956 in Odessa, TX. A visitation will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home located at 5701 Highway 277 South Abilene, TX. Rosary will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7pm at Elliott-Hamil. Funeral services will be Friday January 12, 2018 at 10am at St. Vincent Catholic Church located at...
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Alvin Valdez

February 26, 1956 - January 4, 2018

Alvin "Freddie" Valdez, 61, of Abilene Texas lost his battle with cancer and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Alvin was born on February 26, 1956 to Maria Margarita Nieto and Manuel Valdez Sr. He is preceded in death by his mother; and brother, Manuel Valdez Jr. He is survived by his father; his wife, Kathy; his daughters Adryn Jester and husband Matt, Patricia Valdez and...
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John Dowlin Mellor

February 15, 1939 - January 4, 2018

Retired TSgt John D. Mellor, USAF, 78, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Jack, as he was known to his friends, was born February 15, 1939, in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Haddonfield, NJ. After high school Jack, like many of the men of his generation, chose to serve his country. He enlisted in the Air Force and served a full and honorable career...
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Oleta Marie Ward

June 18, 1928 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Jeanette Rowen

October 4, 1920 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Ethel Elsie Pickett

January 9, 1919 - January 3, 2018

Ethel Elsie Pickett born January 9, 1919, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Pickett, and her parents Robert E. and Eugenia Adams VanDeventer. She was born in Fullerton, Louisiana, a sawmill town. Mrs. Pickett graduated from Stephen F. Austin and was an elementary school teacher. She received a Master's degree from Hardin...
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Wanda Jean Gaulding

April 11, 1930 - January 3, 2018

Wanda (Windham) Gaulding, 87, of Abilene, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at a local medical center. Wanda was born on April 11, 1930 in Coleman, Texas to Bennie and Thelma Windham. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Abilene and she spent her childhood attending Abilene schools. When she was in junior high, the family moved to Pasadena, Texas where her father worked in...
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Marcella DePriest

March 26, 1925 - January 3, 2018

Marcella DePriest was born March 26, 1925 in Roseland, Arkansas to Martha Edna Thomas and Harry Martin Hulsman. Marcella passed away peacefully at Hendrick Hospice Care Center on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. There will be a memorial service celebrating the life of Marcella DePriest on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene. Marcella grew up...
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Charles Wilson Martin

November 30, 1940 - January 2, 2018

Charles Wilson Martin, III, aka, Butch, Charlie, Gramps, age 77, died just before midnight on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Hendrick Hospital in Abilene, Texas, his body just plain worn out. Born November 30, 1940 to Charles Wilson Martin, Jr. and Fay Frances (Rea) in Strawn, Texas. In 1955, his family moved to Eastland, Texas. He played football for and graduated from Eastland High School in...
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Deborah Rollins

August 1, 1958 - January 1, 2018

Deborah Rollins, 59, of Abilene passed away on January 1, 2018. She was born on August 1, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts to Theodore and Cornelia Rollins. After graduating high school, she started to work on her career in Pharmacy. She attended many universities and received several degrees including her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Texas in Austin. She worked as a Staff Pharmacist in...
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Eileen Celeste Tidwell

June 21, 1931 - January 1, 2018

Eileen C. Tidwell passed away January 1, 2018 while a resident at Windcrest Alzheimer Care Center. A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11:00am. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Wednesday evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South. Eileen was born June 21, 1931 to Albert...
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Lora Gathers

June 24, 1926 - December 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Richard Justice Reed

March 27, 1975 - December 29, 2017

Richard Justice Reed (Rick), 42, of Abilene passed away Friday December 29, 2017. Memorial Services will be held at 5pm on Friday January 5, 2018 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Ricky was born March 27, 1975 in Clovis, NM to Richard Dean Reed and Diana Redding Reed.Rick was a long time resident of Abilene where he worked as a truck driver and welder. Rick enjoyed a good beer, a...
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Carole Sue Hutchins

February 9, 1944 - December 24, 2017

Carole Hutchins passed from this earthly world to her long awaited Heaven on December 24, 2017 at 3:45p.m. Just in time for church with Jesus. Born February 9, 1944 to Helen Louise Montgomery and Wallace Douglas Black in Amherst, TX. Carole graduated from Littlefield High School on May 28, 1962 and married Kenneth Weldon Hutchins on June 2, 1962. Carole was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law,...
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Betty Lou Vaughn

May 6, 1938 - December 24, 2017

Betty Lou Vaughn, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00a.m., Friday, December 29, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with burial following at 12:00p.m., Friday in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. at the funeral home.Betty Lou was born in...
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Laverna Maberry Moseley

February 13, 1950 - December 21, 2017

Sue Moseley, age 67, passed away of natural causes on Thursday, December 21, 2017. She had a date with my Papa that she just couldn't pass on anymore. A Memorial Service will be held for her at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Mosaic Church of Abilene, 6610 US Hwy 277 S.Sue was born to Vernon D. Maberry and Norma Liegh Pierce on February 13, 1950. She grew up in the Sweetwater area...
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Jim Michael Johnston

July 23, 1953 - December 19, 2017

An angel on earth filled with love, laughter and faith, James Michael Johnston (Jim) received his angel wings on December 19, 2017. His kind and giving spirit and unconditional love touched everyone he met. A man of great faith, he lived his beliefs. Jim was born on July 23, 1953 in St. Louis, MO. to Mary Maxine and James Ivan Johnston. The family moved to Hillsboro, MO. in 1952 where he grew...
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Johnnie Juanita Reed

February 17, 1928 - December 19, 2017

Johnnie Thompson Reed, 89, of Abilene, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. A chapel funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 S. Abilene. Mark Young will officiate with burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Johnnie was born February 17, 1928 to John and Emma Thompson in Yellville, Arkansas. She graduated from...
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Pollyanna Dorothy Rohr

April 12, 1925 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Barbara Nell Hotchkiss

January 4, 1942 - December 18, 2017

Barbara Nell Jones Hotchkiss, 75, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. A private family service will be held on Thursday. Barbara was born to Elsie Livona Jones and Andrew Jackson Jones on January 14, 1942 in Abilene. She married James Floyd Hotchkiss, Sr. on November 19, 1958. They were married until he passed away on August 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents; her...
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John Cebrin Kennedy

May 21, 1938 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Charles Vernon Crain

October 20, 1937 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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David Lee Collins

February 15, 1932 - December 17, 2017

David Lee Collins was born February 15, 1932 in Chihuahua, México to Arthur and Evelyn (Tessier) Collins. Married Ada "Cook" Reed on November 24, 1967 in Abilene, Texas. Mrs. Collins passed away on September 28, 2012. He graduated from El Paso High School then attended the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from University of Texas at El Paso and obtained a degree in geology. ...
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Charles Dean Wilson

July 25, 1949 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Phillip Ray Tatum

July 26, 1955 - December 15, 2017

Phillip Ray Tatum, age 62, of Abilene, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. Pastor Stan Allcorn and Rev. Jeff Ried will officiate with burial to follow at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Phillip was born in San Angelo to Bob and Rose Tatum on July 26, 1955. He moved to...
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Madeline Hernandez

January 1, 1949 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Don Luther Brown

December 4, 1935 - December 11, 2017

Don Luther Brown, 82, of Gardendale passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, with burial following in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday evening from 6 to 8pm at the funeral home. Don was born on...
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Mary L. Waldrop

December 25, 1953 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Sandra Kay Casey

January 13, 1942 - December 6, 2017

Sandra Kay Casey, 75, passed away on December 6, 2017 to join loved ones in Heaven. This was made possible by her faith in and acceptance of Jesus Christ as her Savior. Sandra Kay was born January 13, 1942 to David B and Velva Anderson. She married Ralph Sanders Bailey, Jr. and the couple had two children, Velvet and Shanan. Her second husband, John Henry Casey, was the love of her adult...
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Edna Merle Cargile

October 2, 1925 - December 2, 2017

Edna Merle Cargile joyfully joined her Saviour, many friends and family members in heaven on Saturday, December 2, 2017. She had recently celebrated her 92nd birthday with her beloved family at Mesa Springs, where she had resided since January of this year.Funeral services will be held at Crescent Heights Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 2pm. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial...
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Nicholas John Barbato

June 24, 1922 - December 1, 2017

Nicholas "Nick" John Barbato was born in Phoenix, Arizona on June 24, 1922, and passed from this life on December 1, 2017, at the age of 95. His parents were George Cuccia Barbato and Claudia Concepta Parra Barbato. He had one sister, Toni Giorgina Barbato Wood, who was killed in an automobile accident, at age 26, leaving behind one young son, Larry Dale Wood. Nick attended St. Mary's...
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Martha Jane Lacewell

September 26, 1928 - November 29, 2017

Martha Jane Lacewell, 89, of Abilene passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Canyon. A graveside service will be held at 10:00AM Monday, December 4, 2017 in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery with a memorial service following at 11:00AM in the First Baptist Church Chapel. The family will receive friends for a visitation Sunday evening from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home,5701...
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Dwight Deming

November 10, 1923 - November 29, 2017

Lt. Col. Dwight Deming was born November 10, 1923 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of 9 children born to Morell and Ida Roof Deming. He was an All-State Defensive lineman for Weatherford High School in Oklahoma and won a football scholarship to Oklahoma A&M. He went to college for the fall semester of 1941. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the Army Air Corp on...
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Brenda Scharlene Ballard

September 11, 1949 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Triston L. Galvan

January 11, 2004 - November 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Mike Lynn Andrus

April 5, 1959 - November 26, 2017

Michael L. Andrus passed away on November 26, 2017 while doing what he loved to do. Mike was born on April 5, 1959 to Dr. Allen G. and Dorothy (Merritt) Andrus. Graduating from Anson High School in 1977 and then Western Texas College, he began working in the oil field for many years. He worked at various jobs which provided him with plenty of new learned skills. And because of that, Mike was...
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Clydell Gallimore P'Pool

June 30, 1925 - November 25, 2017

Born in Seymour, Texas June 30, 1925 to Wilburn Franklin Gallimore and Sallie Melinda Henderson Gallimore, Clydell had a happy childhood. She lived in various Texas towns until about the age of 8 when they moved to Portales, NM. She attended elementary and secondary schools in Portales before graduating high school at age 16. She then attended Eastern New Mexico University where she completed...
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Hilry J. Nabours

November 9, 1923 - November 22, 2017

Hilry Nabours, 94, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Guy Irvin and Jud Powell officiating. Burial will follow Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home. Hilry was born...
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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 Randel 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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