BANGS — Pat “Nonnie” Murph, age 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Brownwood, after a lengthy battle with lung disease. Funeral services were held at 10:00am, Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Bangs. Burial followed in Bangs Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2012, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
Patsy Jean (Adams) Murph was born March 8, 1944, to Clarence Howard Adams and Helen Marie (Campbell) Adams, in Odes-sa, MO. Pat graduated from Lovington High School in 1962. She married Ronald Murph on March 24, 1962, in Lovington, NM. Pat was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bangs. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and with her husband Ronald, enjoyed traveling and taking part in various Shrine activities.
Pat had a passion for sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery and belonged to the Brownwood Quilt Guild. Pat was also very fond of gardening. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan; supporting all of their various activities and bragging about them every time she had an opportunity. She loved spending time with her family and thoroughly enjoyed working on “special projects” with her grandchildren. Pat had a genuine desire to help others and enjoyed doing so. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Suez Shrine Center, 2915 Loop 306, San Angelo, TX 76904, or a charity of your choice.
Mrs. Murph was preceded in death by her father, Howard Adams.
Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Ronald Murph; her mother, Helen Adams; two daughters, Dusti Charboneau and husband Kelley of Brownwood and Jani Mitchell of Eldorado, TX; two brothers, Junior Adams of Odessa, MO and Ray Adams of Bangs; her sister, Mary Helen Holt of Odessa, MO; four grandchildren, Kelsi Charboneau, Kristin Charboneau, Bridgett Mitchell, and Blaine Mitchell, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary Frances Cavaness (Cissi) age 49, went to be with her Lord on February 8, 2012 after a life long battle with Diabetes. Cissi was the second of four daughters born July 3, 1962 in Junction, TX to the late Dale Cavaness and Betty Cavaness O’Daniel.
Cissi was raised in Eldorado. She moved to Lovelady Texas in 1993 and was employed with the Texas Department of Corrections until disabled by Diabetes. In 1998 she was the recipient of the first successful kidney transplant in Tyler, TX. In 2003 she returned to her hometown of Eldorado.
Her greatest love was her only child, Torin. Cissi had a great sense of humor and always a smile on her face. She was a treasure to her family and all who knew her.
SONORA — Roy Lynn Taylor, 70, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at his home in Kerville. Services were held at Kerbow Funeral home in Sonora on Feb 10th. Jeff Sedberry officiated.
Roy Lynn was born in Eldorado to Clovis Velton and Ada Belle Taylor on March 29th 1941.
Roy Lynn is preceded in death by his parents and a very special Great Grand-daughter, Alyssa Collins.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Sue Taylor, sisters Patsy Kellogg and her husband Charles of Eldorado and Helen Kaye Taylor of San Angelo; brother Velton Taylor and wife Dale of San Angelo; daughter Suzanne Whitworth of Sonora, Georgia Lynn Taylor and Ginger Taylor, both of San Marcos; sons Scott Alley of Round Rock and Steve Alley of Cypress; granddaughters Lindsey Collins of Lubbock, Kaitlyn Alley of San Angelo, Gaile Taylor and Gretta Taylor of San Marcos; grandsons Dalyn Sanders, Caleab Sanders and GT Taylor of San Marcos; great-grandson Nathaniel Childress; and great-granddaughter Shay Boggs.
Roy Lynn grew up in Eldorado, at age 13 worked for Mr. A.T. Wright at his grocery store. After graduating from Eldorado High School he entered the Navy. On his return to Eldorado he worked while with his dad at Clovis Oil Co.
He then started a lifetime career as an electrical technician. Roy Lynn worked for the Southwest Electrical Coop in Eldorado and Big Lake. After moving to Sonora, Roy Lynn worked for Brown Electric, Sutton County Specialties, City of Sonora, WTU and Medina Electrical Coop. He began work with Texas Engineering Extension Service (Texas A&M) as an electrical safety instructor and retired from the Texas A&M System.
Roy Lynn loved fishing and sitting at the poker table with friends and family. Some of his best days were fishing at Rough Canyon at Lake Amistad and the Pecos River. Roy Lynn never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him throughout his life. He always had a smile and a heart of gold to go with it. His wit will never be forgotten. His domino finesse was something to behold, his close friends and family called it “Eldorado Style”.
Honorary pallbearers were Earl Johnson, Eugene Bradshaw, Danny Halbert, Bob Merry, and Moses Hill.
Please consider donations to Cook’s Children’s Medical Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, in care of Alyssa Collins in lieu of flowers.
LUBBOCK - Elizabeth (Jean) Ray went peacefully to sleep Tuesday, February 6, 2012 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She had been a resident at Harmonee House in Amherst, Texas the past four years. Jean was born October 11, 1923 in Fort Worth, TX to David Mills Powell and Elizabeth Rae Powell. She was raised in Fort Worth and San Angelo. She graduated from the University of Texas June 24, 1945 with a Bachelor of Arts.
She married Walter Lee Ray, Sr. June 15, 1947. They ranched in Christoval a short time and later made their home in San Angelo. They lived in Oregon and Washington from 1963 to 1970 then returned to San Angelo but also lived in Fort Sumner, NM from 1976 to 1984 then returned to San Angelo. She was an avid bridge player and loved to china paint, cook and entertain. Walter preceded her in death in May 1998, her mother Elizabeth Rae Powell in 2002, brother David Powell in 2005, and sister Judy Graham in 2011.