Our Obituaries

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 07/07/2017 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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Christopher James Hale

December 17, 1972 - May 3, 2017

Christopher James Hale, 44, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Abilene, Texas. Services will be 3:00p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South. Burial will follow at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memoires. Visitation will be Monday, May 9, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Chris was born on December 17, 1972 in Fort Meade, Maryland to David...
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Faye Louise Kitts

March 2, 1953 - April 30, 2017

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

July 5, 1938 - April 27, 2017

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

January 19, 1926 - April 20, 2017

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

November 13, 1936 - April 14, 2017

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

July 25, 1923 - April 14, 2017

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

September 4, 1929 - April 11, 2017

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

February 15, 1930 - March 29, 2017

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

February 27, 1952 - March 26, 2017

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

November 29, 1934 - March 23, 2017

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

March 24, 1938 - March 19, 2017

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

October 26, 1933 - March 9, 2017

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

July 8, 1948 - March 7, 2017

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

December 18, 1941 - March 7, 2017

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

April 23, 1930 - February 26, 2017

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

July 19, 1942 - February 23, 2017

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

September 1, 1946 - February 15, 2017

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

July 12, 1924 - February 12, 2017

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

March 9, 1927 - February 12, 2017

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

July 21, 1955 - February 9, 2017

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

March 22, 1946 - February 3, 2017

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

December 6, 1985 - January 28, 2017

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

November 13, 1942 - January 23, 2017

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

August 1, 1928 - January 14, 2017

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

February 28, 1923 - January 12, 2017

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

October 3, 1947 - January 11, 2017

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

October 25, 1935 - January 10, 2017

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

August 8, 1924 - January 10, 2017

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

November 16, 1927 - January 10, 2017

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

June 17, 1922 - January 7, 2017

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

May 29, 1950 - January 6, 2017

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

June 4, 1929 - January 1, 2017

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

June 14, 1940 - December 28, 2016

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

September 21, 1948 - December 27, 2016

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

April 2, 1930 - December 24, 2016

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

October 13, 1921 - December 19, 2016

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

April 10, 1937 - December 11, 2016

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

March 13, 1923 - November 26, 2016

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

July 6, 1921 - November 26, 2016

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

September 10, 1928 - November 21, 2016

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

February 12, 1924 - November 19, 2016

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

December 23, 1924 - November 11, 2016

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

May 17, 1934 - November 1, 2016

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

February 21, 1923 - October 31, 2016

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

April 7, 1929 - October 29, 2016

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

November 13, 1946 - October 26, 2016

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

July 17, 1951 - October 21, 2016

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

September 30, 1921 - October 19, 2016

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

October 4, 1922 - October 17, 2016

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

March 18, 1926 - October 10, 2016

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

March 18, 1926 - October 10, 2016

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

August 26, 1918 - October 2, 2016

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

July 1, 1934 - September 24, 2016

Jim Bailey, Jr., 82, of Buffalo Gap, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. He was born in Runnels County on July 1, 1934, to Jim and Ruby Bailey. He attended school in the Dale Community and farmed with his dad. In 1956, he married Shirley Blackmon and she preceded him in death in 1994. Until his retirement, Jim worked as a mechanic. In 1999, Jim married, Louise "Weezie" Farley and they moved...
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Dawn B. Zahn

February 15, 1951 - September 23, 2016

Dawn B. Zahn, 65, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. No funeral services are planned at this time. Dawn was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 15, 1951 to William and Catherine Beall. Preceding her in death were her parents. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Sonny Zahn; sons, Ken Zahn and wife, Janet and John Zahn and wife, Lisa; and two...
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Fay C. Shibley

December 10, 1921 - September 21, 2016

Fay C. Shibley, Jr., 94, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Monday, September 26, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Kevin Kennedy officiating. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Buffalo Gap Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be...
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Rose Mary Eckard

February 2, 1927 - September 13, 2016

Rose Mary Eckard, age 89, passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2016 at her home. Funeral Service and Mass will be at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5410 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene. Burial will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery, 5701 Hwy 277 South. On Thursday, September 15, 2016 visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:30 pm - 7...
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Sandra Varnadore

March 25, 1958 - September 12, 2016

Sandra Varnadore, 58, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 in Abilene. A memorial service will be held at 10:00a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX with Mike Jones officiating. Sandra was born in Greenville, SC to Everett and Maude Lewis Metting on March 25, 1958. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors...
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Mary Lou Neeb

January 8, 1927 - September 10, 2016

Mary Lou Neeb, 89, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at home in Gilmer, TX with her family by her side. Visitation with the family will be this morning from 10:00a.m. to 11:15a.m. at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX. Graveside services will immediately follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery, 5750 Hwy 277 South. She was born January 8, 1927 in Ft. Worth, TX...
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Helen Faye Francis

February 9, 1933 - September 3, 2016

Helen Faye Francis (Stewart), formerly of Abilene, TX, went to be with her Lord on September 3, 2016 at the St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, TX. Helen was most recently a resident of College Station, TX, where she lived with her daughter & son-in-law, Melissa and Doug Hayes.Helen was born to Elbert Roy Stewart and Muncy Faye Stewart (Harrison) on February 9, 1933 in Anson, TX. ...
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Frances LaNell Thompson

March 13, 1927 - September 3, 2016

LaNell was born March 13, 1927, in Belcherville, Texas to the late Roy and Rue (Gaydon) Fitts. She passed from this life on Saturday morning, September 3, 2016, in Abilene, Texas.She attended Ringgold High School, received her bachelor's degree from Midwestern University, and her master's degree from Hardin-Simmons University. She went on to have a illustrious teaching career with the...
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Charles Cason

November 23, 1947 - August 26, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory.
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Ada B. Ballard

September 23, 1935 - August 24, 2016

Ada B. (Jackson) Ballard, 80, passed away August 24, 2016 at 8:51p.m. at Silver Springs in Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Saturday August 27, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Rev. Scott Kirkland, Pastor of Trinity Baptist in Big Spring, TX offciating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening, Friday August...
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Stanley Ray Hastings

July 28, 1944 - August 22, 2016

Stanley Ray Hastings, 72, passed away on Monday August 22, 2016 in Abilene. A Celebration of Life will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2:00p.m. Mr. Hastings was born in Abilene on July 28, 1944 to R.H. Hastings and Cress Kirkpatrick Hastings. He attended Wylie public schools and graduated from Wylie High School....
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Steve G. Boney

June 2, 1958 - August 19, 2016

Steve G. Boney, 58, passed away on Friday August 19, 2016 in Ft. Worth, TX. Funeral services will be 4:00p.m., Tuesday August 23, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX with Elizabeth Billingsley and Pastor Jeff Hatcher officiating. Visitation will be this evening, Monday August 22, 2016 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be...
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Lee Edmond

January 15, 1945 - August 10, 2016

LaMorise "Lee" Edmond of Abilene, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Services will be 10a.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with burial to follow in the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories. The family will receive friends at a visitation Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Lee worked for Texas Mail Service as a...
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Angelita Reyes

August 2, 1938 - August 10, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory.
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Deborah Darlene Clifford

February 26, 1954 - August 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Glenn David Jones

January 9, 1955 - August 10, 2016

Glenn David Jones, 61 years old, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, in Hawley, Texas after a lengthy battle with cancer. Glenn was born to Glenn and Mildred Jones in Abilene, Texas. He married Marilyn Kay Hillman in July 1980. They were blessed with three beautiful daughters Hailey, Heather, and Hannah. Glenn most recently was a CPA with JLB Properties in Dallas, Texas...
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Minnie B. Woodard

January 10, 1936 - July 28, 2016

Minnie Belle Woodard, 80, passed away on Thursday July 28, 2016 in Abilene, TX. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Wednesday August 3, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with burial following in Midway Cemetery in Hodges, TX. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.Minnie was born on January 10, 1936 in Jones County,...
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Curtis Dale Sherman

October 21, 1957 - July 24, 2016

Curtis Dale Sherman, age 58, passed away on Sunday July 24, 2016. Funeral services will be 12:00p.m., Friday July 29, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Pastor Donny Harbers officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kendrick Cemetery in Denton Valley. Dale was born October 21, 1957 in Big Spring, TX to...
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Harvey Leo Foreman

July 8, 1954 - July 17, 2016

Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Harvey L. Foreman of Abilene, TX was called home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on July 16, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 10:00a.m., Friday July 29, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene with burial following in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Harvey was born in Strong, Arkansas on July 8, 1954. He...
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Donice Hawes Kelly Pruitt

April 21, 1922 - July 7, 2016

Donice Hawes Kelly Pruitt died peacefully at the Carillon House in Lubbock, Texas on July 7, 2016 at the age of 94. She was born at her childhood home (family farm) in Benton, Kansas in 1922 and was raised there by her parents along with her sister until leaving for college in 1940. Donice was inspired to learn and teach others. She earned multiple degrees having attended several institutions...
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Felix T. Rico

September 22, 1956 - July 3, 2016

Felix T. Rico, 59, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Abilene, TX. He was born on September 22, 1956 to Natividad Rico Martinez and Diega Davila Torres in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Felix worked as a laborer in road construction. He is preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Carlos Vazquez, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Rico of Abilene; two daughters, Patricia Perales of...
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Doris L. Rial

February 2, 1923 - July 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, Abilene, TX.
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Rex L. Mauldin

May 3, 1928 - July 1, 2016

Rex Mauldin was born on the Mauldin Dairy east of Amarillo on May 3, 1928 in the home place. He was baptized on May 5th at the 10th Ave United Methodist Church in Amarillo, Texas. He would spend most of his life at a church on Sundays and Wednesdays and live in a Methodist Parsonage for 55 years of his life. His Father Henry Lee was a circuit riding Methodist preacher in the Oklahoma Territory...
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K.D. Don Smith

February 23, 1947 - June 25, 2016

Kenny Don "K.D." Smith, 69 of Griffin, Georgia, and former resident of Abilene passed away on June 25, 2016.K.D. was born February 23, 1947, to retired Staff Sargent (USAF) Donald R. and Connie C. Smith in Altus, Oklahoma. K.D. served his country in the United States Navy as a Corpsman during Vietnam. While in the service, he served aboard the U.S.S. Sanctuary. K.D. attended Hardin...
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Clarence Ray Hagar

March 26, 1928 - June 24, 2016

Clarence Ray Hagar, beloved husband, dad and granddaddy, passed from this life June 24, 2016 in Abilene, TX. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South. Graveside rites with military honors will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery.Ray was born March 26, 1928,...
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Ted Boswell, Jr.

September 5, 1922 - June 9, 2016

Ted Boswell, Jr., 93, passed away on Thursday June 9, 2016. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Burial will follow in the Garden of Honor section of Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Mr....
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Dennis M. Beach

August 16, 1971 - May 30, 2016

Dennis Beach, 44, passed away on Monday May 30, 2016. Funeral services will be 12:00p.m., Friday June 3, 2016 at Dyess AFB Chapel with Father Luis officiating and burial will be at 2:00p.m. in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home. Dennis was born...
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Leon Lucas

December 31, 1945 - May 29, 2016

Leon Lucas, 70, passed away on Sunday May 29, 2016 in Brownwood, TX. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Thursday June 2, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South Abilene, TX with Rev. Mark Curl officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the funeral home. Leon was born in...
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Dorothy Marie Walker

February 3, 1950 - May 28, 2016

Dorothy Marie Walker, 66, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Wednesday June 1, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with burial following in the Walker Family Cemetery in Hawley, TX. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00p.m to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Dorothy was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on...
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William K. Kerfoot

May 11, 1920 - May 21, 2016

William Kenneth (Ken) Kerfoot, born on the 11th of May 1920, passed away on Saturday May 21, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Graveside services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Thursday May 26, 2016 in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX. Ken was born near Wiley, CO, the second of three sons born to William Ernest and Flora Ethel ...
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Pat Kelley

March 16, 1930 - May 18, 2016

Patsy Kelley went home to be with her Heavenly Father and her beloved husband, Leland, on May 18, 2016, after a long illness.Visitation will be from 5:00p.m. to 7:00pm. on Friday, May 20, 2016, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene. Funeral services will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:30p.m. with burial following in Elliott-Hamil Garden...
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Delmus D. Rutherford

September 28, 1929 - May 14, 2016

Delmus Dulane "Lefty" Rutherford, 86, passed away on May 14, 2016 at his residence in Abilene. Funeral services will be 1:00p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Brother Rick Hargrove and Rev. Mike Woodard officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00p.m....
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