Our Obituaries

Peggy Jean Pattillo

January 5, 1934 - July 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Laverne Ivan Morey

December 3, 1943 - July 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Johnny Ray McKinnon

September 27, 1948 - July 9, 2017

Johnny Ray McKinnon, 68, died Sunday July 9, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 12:00p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at New Hope Church, 3122 S. Clack St., Abilene, TX. Arrangements for cremation were entrusted to Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.
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Peggy Ann Sanders

March 29, 1941 - July 5, 2017

Peggy Ann Sanders, 76, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Funeral services will be 9:00a.m., Friday morning July 14, 2017 at New Light Baptist Church, 518 N. 6th St., Abilene with burial following at 11:00a.m., Friday in Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.
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Delbert Nixon Israel

August 21, 1942 - July 5, 2017

Delbert Nixon "Nick" Israel 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.Nick was born in Gorman, TX on August 21, 1942. He was...
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Phyllis Ann Martindale

April 4, 1938 - July 4, 2017

Phyllis Ann Martindale was called to her Heavenly Father this last Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 in Abilene, Texas. She was born Phyllis Ann Warner on April 4th, 1938 to I.J. and Blanch Warner in Exira, Iowa. Phyllis was raised in both Iowa and Washington states. Phyllis met and later married Frank Daniel Martindale on July 28th, 1956 in Moses Lake, Washington. Phyllis was a military wife most of her...
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David Lloyd Roberts

November 13, 1952 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Jean Fay Dunn Jones

May 4, 1926 - July 2, 2017

Jean Fay Dunn Jones was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a beautician for 65 years before retiring in 2010. As owner of her own business, Jean's Beauty Shop, she enjoyed styling hair and establishing long lasting relationships with her customers. When the children were young, Sunday afternoons were spent boating at nearby lakes. Spending time with her...
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Bill Bill Rogers

July 31, 1954 - June 29, 2017

Bill Rogers, 62, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Fredericksburg, TX. Bill was born on July 31, 1954 in Rotan, TX to the late Clyde and Audie Irene Rogers. He lived in Aspermont for most of his childhood until moving to Abilene in 1969. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1972 and married Pamela Cook in 1973. He worked as a finish carpenter for much of his life in the Abilene area....
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Charles R. Johnson

July 15, 1939 - June 27, 2017

Charles R. "Bob" Johnson, 77, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at his residence in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Friday June 30, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3325 N. 12th St., Abilene with burial following in Tye Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St., Abilene. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00p.m....
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Helen Jeanette Mann

April 23, 1923 - June 19, 2017

Helen Mann, 94 years of age, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Hendrick Hospital in Abilene, TX. Helen was born on April 23, 1923 in Stuttgart, Arkansas to the late Eleanor and Stanley Carroll. She was a military wife and lived in over 10 states as well as France and the Virgin Islands. Helen loved to travel. She was a wonderful mother to her son and two daughters. Her grandchildren, great...
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Dolores White

April 28, 1938 - June 19, 2017

Dolores Leggett White, age 79, died Monday, June 19, 2017 in an Abilene hospital. She was born on April 28, 1938 in Abilene, TX to C.L. and Thelma Leggett and was preceded in death by her father; mother; husband, James Kenneth White; and a daughter, Lawanda. She is survived by two brothers, Fred Leggett of Greenwood, TX and Butch Leggett of Abilene; two sisters, Linda Campbell of Abilene and...
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Ruth June Burks

February 16, 1928 - June 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Kimberly Shannon Hines

April 17, 1979 - June 13, 2017

Kimberly Shannon Hines passed away on June 13, 2017 at the age of 38. Kim was born in Newport News, VA on April 17, 1979. She married Quincy Hines on April 15, 2000 in Abilene TX where her family currently resides.She is survived by her husband Quincy, son Jacob, daughters Tatum, Alexis, and Kelsie. She also leaves her father Curtis Moss, mother Martha Mercer Moss, a grandma Max Willis, father in...
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Minnie Jimenez Ramirez

April 29, 1926 - June 13, 2017

Minnie Jimenez Ramirez died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 surrounded by family at home. Funeral service will be held at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church, 2525 Westview Drive, on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:00a.m., Burial will follow at Abilene Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. with a rosary at 7:00pm at the funeral home. Minnie was born on...
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Robert Lee Hughes

June 7, 1922 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Maria Socorro De Los Santos

December 22, 1934 - June 4, 2017

Mrs. Maria Socorro De Los Santos, age 82, passed away in Carrollton, TX on Sunday, June 4th, 2017. A Rosary will be held at 6:30p.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St., Abilene. Funeral mass will be held at 11:00a.m., Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 826 Cottonwood, Abilene, TX with burial following in Abilene Municipal Cemetery.Maria was...
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Garlan Flint Jenkens

August 26, 1949 - June 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Moses Cortinez Medina

December 13, 1960 - May 22, 2017

Moses C. "MO" Medina died Monday, May 22, 2017 in a local hospital surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory, on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow in Abilene Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.Mr. Medina was born on December 13, 1960 in Brownwood, Texas....
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Robert Milton Jones

December 4, 1931 - May 22, 2017

Robert Milton Jones passed quietly from this life in his home on May 22, 2017. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:00a.m. at Broadview Baptist Church, with the funeral service starting at 11:30a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Robert was born in Abilene, TX on December 4, 1931 to Roy Milton Jones and Ione Wilson Jones. In 1951, Robert his...
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Jimmy Jay Alexander

September 2, 1931 - May 21, 2017

Jimmy J. Alexander, also known as J.J., 85, passed away on May 21, 2017 in Abilene. Graveside services will be 11:00a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.Jim was born in Kansas City, KS on September 2, 1931. He had a twin brother, Jack who he was separated from at a very young age. He was adopted and...
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Carolyn Patsy Carr

April 5, 1938 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Joan Patricia Sleeper

November 27, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Glynn Waldon Austin

November 19, 1924 - May 18, 2017

Glynn Waldon Austin was born on November 19, 1924 in Cross Plains, Texas to James and Vina Ellen Austin. On May 18, 2017 he peacefully went to be with the Lord. Graveside services will be held at 11:00a.m. on May 25th, 2017 at Ross Cemetery in Baird, Texas with Pastor Jeff Reid from Pioneer Drive Baptist Church officiating.After losing his father at a young age, Glynn's mother raised him alone to...
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Dorothy Elaine Baker

January 7, 1945 - May 17, 2017

Dorothy Elaine Baker, age 72, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 20th at 3pm at the First Methodist Church in Potosi with burial following in Potosi cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday evening from 6 to 8pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory Street. She is survived by two children; her son, Randy...
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Doris Gail Killough

November 26, 1933 - May 9, 2017

Doris Gail Presswood Killough, age 83, died peacefully of natural causes on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 1:30p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.Gail was born on November 26,...
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Lydia Duron Ramirez

May 19, 1916 - May 7, 2017

Lydia Duron Ramirez, 100 years old, passed away, Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 4:35a.m. A prayer of the rosary and eulogy will take place on Friday, May 19th, at 7:00p.m., at Elliott Hamil Funeral Home, and viewing on Saturday, May 20th, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, May 22nd, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church....
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Max Giles

July 6, 1919 - May 7, 2017

Max Giles, 97, passed away Sunday morning, May 7, 2017. Max was born on July 16, 1919 in Trent, TX to Marvin and Cynthia Lou Etta Giles. He grew up in the Trent, Merkel and Abilene area. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1936 and attended Hardin Simmons University for 2 years.Max Giles was drafted into the United States Army and served with the 112th Calvary Division in the Southern...
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Melissa Susan Burrow

February 4, 1965 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Ivan S. Knutson

September 11, 1934 - April 26, 2017

Ivan S. Knutson, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday April 26, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 1:00p.m. in Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 7457 West Lake Rd., Abilene, TX under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Ivan was born on September 11, 1934 in Lindsay, CA to Sigmon and Dorothy Knutson....
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Ordis Phillip Jones

October 9, 1940 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Robert Frank Bluhm

May 10, 1937 - April 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Doris Carrington

March 8, 1926 - April 6, 2017

Doris Carrington, 91, of Abilene was called home on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 608 N. 7th St., Abilene with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the...
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Richard Thomas Shahan

February 18, 1975 - April 2, 2017

Richard Thomas Shahan, 42, of Abilene, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 after a brief illness. Rick was surrounded by family and friends as he passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus.Rick was born February, 18, 1975 to Paula and Bill Shahan. He attended school at West TexasRehabilitation Center and Wylie Schools. Rick became a resident of the Abilene State Supported Living Center in 1996. He...
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Erma Audine Doran

August 22, 1926 - April 1, 2017

Erma Audine Doran, formerly of Abilene, Texas, died in Bryant, Arkansas Saturday, April 1, 2017. She was 90.Audine was born August 22, 1926 to Perry and Lorrena Belle King Forrest in Abilene, Texas. She was the youngest of ten children. She lived most of her life in Abilene, Texas; moving to Benton, Arkansas in 1996. She attended business school and retired in 1990 as a bookkeeper for Gooch Meat...
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Oscar T. Lewis

June 22, 1955 - April 1, 2017

Oscar T. Lewis Sr, 61 of Abilene, was called home on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Oscar was born on June 22, 1955 in Coleman, TX. He attended school in Coleman and also Brownwood where he graduated in 1974. Oscar attended Paul Quinn College in Waco, TX from 1974-1975. He then moved to Abilene and attended Hardin Simmons University in 1975. Oscar was a dedicated employee of Coca Cola for 36 years. He...
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LaDell Butler

February 20, 1932 - March 28, 2017

LaDell (Sue) Butler was born on February 20, 1932 in Hamlin, Texas. She passed away on March 28, 2017 in Plano, Texas at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 47 years, Ira Butler Jr.; her parents, Morris and Arah Jean; two brothers, Thomas William (T.W.) Jean, and Billy Jean; and her sisters, Wilda L. Hadwin and Sarah W. Thompson. She is survived by her...
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Christina Christina Stover

June 22, 1924 - March 26, 2017

Christine Stover, 92, of Abilene, TX went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday March 26, 2017. Funeral services will be 11:00a.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. with Rev. Stan Allcorn officiating. Burial will be in Devine Evergreen Cemetery in Devine, TX at 10:00a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Christine was born on June 22, 1924 in...
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Brad Aulton Osner

January 19, 1956 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Ruby Claudean Miller

September 4, 1940 - March 23, 2017

Ruby C. Miller, 76, of Abilene, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Graveside services will be at 2:00p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Cedar Gap Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening, Saturday March 25, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.Ruby was born in Baird on September 4, 1940 to Ruben and Veda Lucille Straley. She worked for many years with...
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Mary J. Amos

October 4, 1944 - March 22, 2017

Mary Jane Amos, 72, passed away on Wednesday March 22, 2017. Funeral services will be 1:00p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St., Abilene with burial following in Abilene Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Lonnie C. Key,...
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Joshua Randle Parvin

March 10, 1991 - March 19, 2017

Joshua Randle Parvin, 26, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Services will be 2:00p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. Burial will follow at Buffalo Gap Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Joshua was born on March 10, 1991 to Leslie and Shanna Parvin in Abilene, TX. He enjoyed music, cooking,...
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Ambrocia Montelongo

March 22, 1930 - March 13, 2017

Ambrocia C. Montelongo, 86, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 in Abilene, TX. Services will be held at 10:00a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 402 W 1st St, Hearne, TX 77859. Burial will be in St. Jose Cemetery, Hearne, TX. Arrangements were entrusted to Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St., Abilene, TX.Ambrocia was born on March 22, 1933 in Hearne, TX...
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Wallace Reese Whitley

April 23, 1955 - March 12, 2017

Wallace Reese Whitley, 61, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Abilene, TX. Reese was born April 23, 1955 in Rocky Mount, NC to Wallie M. and Beulah F. Whitley. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Walter Whitley. He is survived by a daughter, Amanda Whitley and a granddaughter, Cherokee Whitley both of Wichita Falls, TX; a step-daughter, Jasey Ledesma and a...
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Leon D. Tedford

December 11, 1952 - March 12, 2017

Leon Debs Tedford, 64, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Services will be 9:30a.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Mike Woodard officiating. Burial will follow at 11:00a.m. in Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday March 19, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Leon was born on December 11,...
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Troy L. Morrow

December 18, 1940 - March 7, 2017

Troy Leon Morrow, 76, of Abilene, TX passed away peacefully in his sleep March 7, 2017. He was born December 18, 1940 in San Benito, TX to Bob Floyd Morrow and Mattie Lucille (Danley). He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Gordon. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and again in 1966 with a Master of Education. He...
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Bill Otis Ganus

September 4, 1944 - March 5, 2017

William Otis Ganus, Jr., 72, passed away on Sunday March 5, 2017 in Abilene. Bill was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina on September 4, 1944 to the late William Otis and Lois Calhoun Ganus, Sr. He graduated high school in 1963 and joined the military serving his country in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. After his service in the military he was employed by Thyssen-Krupp Elevators as...
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Livoria O. Villarreal

July 23, 1924 - February 24, 2017

Livoria Villarreal, 92, of Abilene passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at St. Francis Catholic Church with burial to follow at Abilene City Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.Livoria was born July 23, 1924 to Isabel and Guadalupe Ortiz in Bishop,...
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Thomas Gilbert Davidson

April 12, 1934 - February 23, 2017

Thomas Gilbert Davidson died February 23, 2017, surrounded by those closest to him at Hendrick Hospice after a prolonged illness. He met his wife Patricia "Pat" Davidson in 1971 and they were married January 12, 1974 in Bell Gardens, CA. Along with his wife Pat, he leaves his son, Michael Edward Arrendell; granddaughters, Kara Quiroz, MyKaela Arrendell, and Samara Todd; grandsons, Mychael...
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Jack Haskell Shoemaker

June 14, 1928 - February 17, 2017

Jack Haskell Shoemaker went home to be with the Lord Friday Feb 17, 2017 at his home in Angleton Texas surrounded by many family members. Funeral service will be 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home,542 Hickory. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home Jack was born on June...
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Billy Maefield Spear

January 20, 1923 - February 17, 2017

Billy Maefield Spear left this world on February 17, 2017 to be with his Lord and Savior. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Oldham Lane Church of Christ with Chris McCurley officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park. Services are under the care and direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.Billy Spear...
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Nelda D. Roberson

June 2, 1940 - February 10, 2017

Nelda D. Roberson, 76, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 in Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Oldham Lane Church of Christ with burial following in Abilene Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.Nelda was born on June 2,...
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Lalita Ybarra Saucedo

February 13, 1947 - February 9, 2017

Lalita Ybarra Saucedo was granted her angel wings on February 9, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving family and friends that Lalita had touched in some way throughout her memorable life. Funeral services will be 1:00p.m. officiated by Pastor Mona Lara, Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. with burial following in Abilene...
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Sep Morgan

May 3, 1945 - January 27, 2017

Sep Morgan, 71, passed away on Friday January 27, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be held at 12:00p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Matthew M. Lubin, Sr. officiating under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at 11:00a.m. on Monday...
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William Clinton Gillis

August 23, 1931 - January 27, 2017

William Clinton Gillis, 85, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 with burial to follow at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Gillis was born on August 23, 1931 in Hamlin, TX to the...
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James David Tavera

August 22, 1957 - January 19, 2017

James David Tavera, 59, passed away on Thursday January 19, 2017 in Abilene. Mr. Tavera was born on August 22, 1957 in Seguin, TX to the late Jose G. Tavera and Delores Rubio Tavera. He enjoyed hunting and fishing; watching Nascar and college football; anything Harley Davidson; and watching monster trucks. James enjoyed spending time with his family but most of all he adored his granddaughters....
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Charlotte McKinney

August 13, 1945 - January 18, 2017

Charlotte McKinney, 71 years of age, returned to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, TX. Her love and devotion to her family and her great faith in Jesus Christ carried her through her struggle with ovarian cancer.Charlotte was born to the late Irvin T. and Doris L. Netterville in Vidor, TX on August 13, 1945. She graduated in 1963 from Pasadena...
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Lucille Lucille Melton

December 19, 1923 - January 17, 2017

Mildred Lucille Melton, 93, passed away on Tuesday January 17, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 3:30p.m., Saturday January 21, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. with burial following in Tye Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. Lucille was born in Merkel, TX on December 19, 1923 to the late...
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Michael Lamont Barnes

March 10, 1954 - January 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Dorothy N. Deshone

September 16, 1946 - January 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Victor Aguero

December 16, 1961 - December 26, 2016

Our beloved son, brother, and friend, Victor "Vic" Aguero, 55, of Abilene, Texas went to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday, December 26, 2016 at Hendricks Medical Center. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory Street in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be Friday, December 30, 2016 at 10am at Elliott-Hamil Chapel...
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John Ray Slaughter

November 17, 1956 - December 23, 2016

Dr. John Ray Slaughter, 60, of Abilene Texas passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 28th from 12 to 5p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home on 542 Hickory Street. Funeral services will be held at Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Memories at 10am on Thursday with burial following in Trinity Memorial Park, 6900 South Hwy 87 in Big Spring at 2:30p.m.John was born...
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Jerry Don Johnson

October 12, 1957 - December 23, 2016

Jerry Don Johnson, "J.D.", went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 23, 2016 at the age of 59.Born in Lubbock, Texas on October 12, 1957, J.D. was the son of Myrna (Balentine) Johnson and William Albert (Dub) Johnson. In 1963, J.D. moved to Abilene, Texas with his family. He graduated from Cooper High School in 1976, and worked with his dad at Abilene Glass &...
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Jack Bentley Holden

January 1, 1923 - December 21, 2016

Jack Bentley Holden, 93, a member of the "Greatest Generation", died December 21, 2016 in Abilene, Texas. Jack was born January 1, 1923, in a terrible sandstorm (as his mother always told), in Hamlin, Texas to J. Carl and Hattie Routh Holden. He was a 1940 graduate of Abilene High School. He attended McMurry College until he enlisted in the US Army. He saw action in five European campaigns...
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T.J. Jo Martinez

January 30, 1959 - December 17, 2016

On Saturday, December 17, 2016, Theresa (T.J.) Ponsetti Martinez, age 57, gave her last earthly gift as an organ donor. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St., Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Thursday December 22, 2016 at the funeral home.Born Theresa Jo Ponsetti, January 30, 1959, in Odessa, Texas,...
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Winell Freeman Townzen

April 5, 1941 - December 15, 2016

Winell Freeman Townzen, 75, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at her residence in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m. Monday, December 19, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. with burial following in Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, TX. Visitation will be from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Winell was born on April 5,...
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Daniel Joe Puckett

August 21, 1961 - December 11, 2016

Daniel Joe Puckett, 55, passed away on Sunday December 11, 2016 in Abilene. Arrangements for cremation are entrusted to Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. No services are planned.Daniel was a protector that would sacrifice all he had for those that he saw were in need. He loved with his entire heart and would drop what he was doing to lend a hand. There was nothing that he wouldn't...
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Martha Rreta Harrison

March 8, 1941 - December 9, 2016

Martha Rreta Wells Harrison, 75, passed away on Friday December 9, 2016 in Abilene. A memorial service will be held at 2:00p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Grace Fellowship Church, 910 Cypress St., Abilene, TX with Brother Bruce Campbell officiating. Arrangements for cremation are entrusted to Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Flowers will be received at the church for the...
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Ida Mae Strickland

June 20, 1924 - December 7, 2016

Ida Mae Nichols Strickland was born June 20, 1924 in Dudley, Texas. She formerly lived in Wink, 1935; graduated from Odessa High School in 1941; moved to Abilene, then Orange in 1942; and finally in 1946 settled in Trent and worked as secretary to the superintendent at Merkel High School. She passed away Wednesday December 7, 2016 in her daughter's home in Merkel where she received many...
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Jesse Roy Russell

August 3, 1946 - December 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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David O. Pohl

August 14, 1947 - December 3, 2016

David O Pohl 69, died on December 3, 2016 in Abilene, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 2:00p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. David was born August 14, 1947 to David H. and Mary (Hollingshead) Pohl in Knoxville, Iowa. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1965 and...
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Waymond E. Griggs

March 25, 1936 - November 30, 2016

Waymond E. Griggs, 80, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Abilene. Graveside services will be 10:00a.m., Monday, December 5, 2016 in Hamby Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St., Abilene. Visitation will be from 6 to 8p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Waymond was born on March 25, 1936 in Benton, Arkansas to the late Lonnie W. Grigg and Dixie...
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Michael John Jamiolkowski

November 26, 1950 - November 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Thom Yashanawong

June 20, 1935 - November 29, 2016

Thom Yashanawong, 81, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at his residence in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Elmcrest Baptist Church, 517 N. Pioneer Dr. with Jerry Vincent officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.Thom was born on June 20, 1935 in Laos. He was a loving...
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Velda Velda Warren

March 19, 1922 - November 29, 2016

Edith Velda Warren, 94, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Friday, December 2, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. with Roy Meksch officiating. Burial will follow in Abilene Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home. Edith was born on March 19...
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A.R. Ross Vinson

October 28, 1930 - November 27, 2016

Alvin Ross (A.R.) Vinson, 86, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home in Abilene. A memorial service will be held at 2:00p.m., on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. with Ronnie Hendon officiating. A.R. was born in Jones County, TX to the late Elbert Ross Vinson and Mary V. Eoff Vinson on October 28, 1930. He served in the U.S. Marines for 2...
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Clara Pearl Cheek

July 6, 1921 - November 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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John David Holt

February 20, 1942 - November 24, 2016

John David Holt passed away on November 24, 2016 at the Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas. He was born on February 20, 1942 in Brownwood, Texas to W.M. Holt and Ella Clark Holt. John David attended school in May, Texas and graduated in 1960.He entered the U.S. Army after graduation and retired after 20 years of service. John David was a Vietnam veteran, who was proud of his service...
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Mildred Wesbrooks

June 16, 1916 - November 23, 2016

Mildred S. (Richey) Wesbrooks, 100, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Abilene. Visitation will be from 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m., Friday November 25, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. A memorial service will be held at Royal Estates Abilene, 6565 Central Park Blvd. at 1:30p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2016. Private family graveside services will follow the memorial...
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Roy Lee Chandler

May 17, 1927 - November 22, 2016

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

July 13, 1927 - November 16, 2016

Alawane "Susie" Bland Hodges, 89, passed on to her forever home in Heaven on November 16, 2016. She was born July 13, 1927 in Garza County, TX to J.M. and Amanda (Poer) Bland. Susie graduated from Southland High School and business school in Lubbock. She married J.W. (Dub) Hodges in 1946 in Post, TX and they later moved to Jones County and then to Abilene. Two children were born to that union...
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Carol Ann Winn

September 29, 1944 - November 16, 2016

Carol Ann Winn, 72, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. She was born in Huntington, Indiana. She was preceded in death by parents, Morris and Helen Winn; and brothers, Ed and Ronald Winn. Surviving is her sister, Lynn Winn Hart of Abilene. A private service will be held at a later date in Carol's hometown of Brazil, Indiana.
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Betty Sue Pointer

October 15, 1932 - November 10, 2016

Betty Sue (Teague) Pointer, 84, died November 10, 2016 in Abilene, Texas. Betty Sue was born October 15, 1932 in Knox City to Jessie (Thompson) and Loyce Teague. She married Luke Pointer on October 12, 1957 in Abilene, Texas. Betty worked for Sun Supply, El Paso National Gas Co, Batjer Claim Service and Employers Insurance Co. for over 30 years and after 10 years at Hendrick Medical Center, she...
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Jerry Don Mason

September 13, 1976 - November 7, 2016

Jerry Don Mason, 40, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at his home in Abilene. Jerry was born on September 13, 1976 in San Diego, California to Don and Karen Tenney Mason. He moved to Salt Lake City at the age of eight, where he enjoyed the culture and outdoors before moving to Abilene in 2000. He met his wife in Abilene in 2005 and they married in 2008. Jerry was a former business owner and...
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J.R. J.R. Moore

September 8, 1923 - November 6, 2016

Marvin J.R. Moore, age 93, was born on September 8, 1923 and passed away peacefully at home on November 6, 2016. He was born in Jones County to Marvin and Alice Moore in Turner Chapel Community and farmed until he joined the U.S. Navy. He served in WWII and proudly served his country, assisting his comrades in the eventual capture of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. Shortly...
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Dale Barthelemy

August 22, 1935 - November 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Donald Ray Swinney

June 15, 1938 - October 31, 2016

Donald Ray Swinney, 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and son passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at his residence in Hawley. Funeral services will be 12:30p.m., Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. with burial following in Hawley Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Donald...
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Maurice David LaChance

November 15, 1936 - October 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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John Key

July 16, 1935 - October 27, 2016

John T. Key, 81, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Abilene, TX. A memorial service will be held at 10:00a.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. with Rev. Wes Terry and Rev. David Cason officiating. John was born in Boyd Chapel, Texas on July 16, 1935 to the late Lester Leroy and Lena Clift Key. He worked in the oilfield...
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Thelma JoAnn Beaird

June 24, 1934 - October 26, 2016

JoAnn Beaird, 82, passed away on Wednesday October 26, 2016 in Abilene. There will be no formal funeral services at this time. JoAnn was born on June 24, 1934 in Swenson, TX to the late Guy Willis Southern and Sarah Thelma Holloway. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Texas Tech University and became a teacher and taught for several years. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors...
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Albert Belmont Brown

February 7, 1952 - October 25, 2016

Albert Belmont "Bud" Brown, Jr., 64, passed away on Tuesday October 25, 2016 in Abilene. He was born on February 7, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland to Albert Belmont Brown, Sr. and Margaret Estella Moore. Albert was employed as General Manager at KTXS Television station in Abilene. He is survived by his wife, Linnie Brown; and one son, Winston Brown.
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Wanda Helen Garson

February 24, 1922 - October 14, 2016

Wanda Helen Garson, 94, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 in Abilene. Visitation will be 10:00a.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4515 S. 14th with the funeral service starting at 11:00a.m. at the church. Rev. Chris Turner will officiate and burial will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home,...
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Carmen M. Rodriguez

July 16, 1923 - October 9, 2016

Carmen M. Rodriguez, 93, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., today, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. Carmen was born in Porto, Puerto Rico on July 16, 1923 to Rafael Rios and Luz Maria Caquias. She loved watching game shows, doing puzzles, and reading her bible. Preceding her in death...
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Mary Elizabeth Holloway Gregory

November 8, 1918 - October 4, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Holloway Gregory, 97, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her residence in Abilene. Graveside services will be held at 2:00p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Mary was born on November 8, 1918 in Abilene, TX to Charlie and Ethel Holloway. After two years in Abilene, the family moved to Corpus Christi and then to...
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John Henry Swords

March 26, 1952 - October 4, 2016

John Henry "Big John" Swords, 64, of Baird, TX, beloved Husband, Father, Brother, and Friend passed suddenly of heart complications at his home on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Born March 26, 1952, a graduate of Smiley High School and Vietnam Veteran of the United States Air Force. John is survived by his wife Patricia; his daughter, Kathy and her family; his brothers, Michael, Rodney and...
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Pickard Joseph Walker

August 9, 1927 - October 4, 2016

Joe Walker, 89, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Friday, October 7, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St., Abilene with Elizabeth Billingsley officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Family Cemetery, Hawley, TX. Visitation will be Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as...
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Victor Lee Brzozowski

December 22, 1985 - October 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Donna Ruth Doles

May 11, 1967 - October 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Virginia A. Croft

October 5, 1941 - October 1, 2016

Virginia A. Croft "MeMa" of Potosi passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Providence, RI on October 5, 1941 to Cornelius J. Quinn and Margaret R. (Salisbury) Quinn. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Carl E. Croft and four children, Carl E. Croft II and his companion Diane Cassey, of Abilene, Bonnie J. Bernard and her...
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Frances L. McClure

January 10, 1921 - September 28, 2016

Frances L. (Zabloudil) McClure, longtime Abilene Realtor, mother, philanthropist, and nationally recognized Realtor passed away quietly in her home September 28, 2016 after an extended illness. She is survived by her two children, Julie McClure Hagin of Abilene, Texas and Charles Arthur (Mac) McClure of Dallas, Texas; a son-in-law, C. Terry Hagin of Abilene; a daughter-in- law, Susan Barbee...
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