COOTS, LEWIS EDWARD

Lewis Edward Coots, 64, El Dorado, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, at the Towanda Cemetery with Rev. Mark Sommerville officiating.

He was born on March 18, 1942 in El Dorado, the son of Lewis and Mary (Tomlinson) Coots.

His survivors include: brothers, James Coots of Tulsa, Okla., and Lindell Coots of Lynden, Wash.; sister, Mary Lou Taylor of El Dorado.

Memorial donations may be made to Creative Community Living, 722 Wedgewood, El Dorado, 67042.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

CORBIN, MAC S.

Mac S. Corbin, 60, Towanda, farmer, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2006.

Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; funeral service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, all at Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta.

He was the son of Stanley Franklin and Helen (Hart) Corbin.

Survivors include: his father, Stanley Corbin of Towanda; sister, Marcia Bevins and husband, Larry of Pensacola, Fla.; nephews, Matthew Bevins of Pensacola and Mark Bevins of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; niece, Laura Bevins of Pensacola; several aunts and cousins.

Memorials may go to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Central Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Monday, July 31, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

DURYEA, RAYMOND

Raymond W. Duryea, 89, Douglass, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006.

His memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at First Christian Church in Douglass.

Mr. Duryea was a retired operator at the former Mobil Oil Refinery in Augusta.

He leaves his wife, Virginia, sons Richard (Ann) of Spring Lake, N.C., Donald Craig (Janice) of Douglass, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Hilyard-Smith Funeral Home of Douglass is in charge of arrangements.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials to the Harry Hynes Hospice and the Douglass First Chrisitan Church have been suggested. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

ELLIOTT, JUNE L.

June L. Elliott, 83, of Augusta, passed away Saturday, August 19th, 2006.

Funeral service was held this morning at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.

Mrs. Elliott was born in Stratford, Texas on June 10, 1923, the daughter of Buell and Jenny (Riggins) Hughes. She had been an employee at Boeing after the war and worked as a nurses aide at Walnut Valley Manor. On December 13, 1943 she married James F. Elliott in El Dorado. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by: a son, Larry Elliott and his wife Phyllis, Overton, Texas; a daughter, Rosemary Reynolds and her husband Dale, Douglass; grandchildren, Casey Elliott, Longview, Texas, and Jill Brown and her husband Tommy, Minneola, Texas, and a great-grandson, Austin Brown.

Memorials to First Christian Church, Augusta or American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Monday, Aug. 21, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

ENGEL, JAMES S.

James S. Engel, 70, Augusta, computer maintenance worker, passed away on Monday, Aug. 7, 2006.

Services of Remembrance at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta.

His survivors are: sons, James of Dallas, Texas and Jeffery of Norman, Okla.; daughter, Vicky Swihart of Wichita; grandchildren, Holly, Cayla, Karen, and Courtney.

Memorial donations may be made to the 700 Club, c/o The Christian Broadcasting Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA, 23463.

Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta has charge of the arrangements. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

HUMPHREY, RILEY ERIC

Riley Eric Humphrey, infant son of Patrick Humphrey and Christy Louque, both of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Other survivors include: grandparents, Wanda and Randy Humphrey of Yukon, Okla. and Dee Ann Louque, Augusta; great-grandparents, Helen Burch, Judy and Allan Spiker, all of Augusta; brothers, Cameron and Jacob Humphrey of the home.

Arrangements by Broadway Mortuary in Wichita. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006 Submitted by Diana Herrman)

McNAIRY, MILO G. JR.

Milo G. McNairy, Jr., 79, of Augusta, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2006.

Visitation only from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, August 25, at Headley Funeral Chapel, with family to greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Milo was born in Mineral Wells, Texas on Nov. 28, 1926, the son of Milo G. McNairy Sr. and Erma Sylvia (Weaver) McNairy. He retired in 1983 as a Mobil Oil TCC Operator after 37 years. After graduating from Augusta High School in 1944, he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific on a combat troop transport. He was a charter member of the Augusta Southern Baptist Church, a member of the AFL-CIO Union serving in every capacity needed for many years, and VFW Post #2485. Milo was an outdoor person, who loved gardening, walking, reading, and visiting friends. He was a friend to everyone. On November 2, 1957 he married Lorraine (Haines) in Wichita.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine, Augusta; a son, Michael McNairy and his wife Katy of Haltom City, Texas; a daughter, Linda Sciarrotta and her husband Mike of Towanda; brother, Francis "Corky" McNairy, Augusta; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Andrew, Matthew, Collin and Allison; and one great-granddaughter, Frankie Ann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association or Hospice Care of Kansas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

PRESLEY, RUTH L.

Ruth L. Presley, 95, Augusta, homemaker, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006.

Visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Service at 10 a.m. on Monday, both at Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta.

She is survived by her daughter, Lenora Weir of El Dorado; 16 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Home in Augusta. (Augusta Daily Gazette, Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

RAWLINGS, AUDREY

Audrey Rawlings, 84, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006.

Viewing until 8 p.m. this evening, with family to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Graveside service 3 p.m. Saturday, August 5, at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. Those attending should use the Ohio Street entrance.

Audrey was born southeast of Augusta on Nov. 23, 1921. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Clona (Hooten) Godfrey. Mrs. Rawlings resided in the Haverhill and Augusta area her entire life. She graduated from Augusta High School in 1939 and later attended Emporiai Teachers College. She belonged to several clubs in Augusta and was a member of the First Christian Church. During World War II she worked at Beech Aircraft as an inspector. She later worked at the First Christian Church, at Marion Alley Interiors and in the family's businesses. On April 18, 1942 she married Nevelyn Rawlings in Topeka. They owned and operated 54 Motor Service with their partners Eldon and Nadean Tarman. They had an ice business, operated mobile home parks and started the first coin laundry in Augusta as well.

She is survived by: sons, Rick and his wife Ruth; Gary and his wife Nancy; Terry and his wife, Jacque, all of Augusta; sister Joyce Ruggles, El Dorado; grandchildren, Ryan and wife Cara, Roger, Barry Jessica, Brett, Jason and wife Misty, Jarrod and wife Lainie, Tiffany Pressnell and husband Keith; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Nevelyn and sisters, Geraldine and Harriett.

Memorials to Via Christi Foundation: Cardiac Transplant.

Arrangements are under the direction of Headley Funeral Chapel in Augusta.(Augusta Daily Gazette, Friday, Aug. 4, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

SCHNOOR, NORMAN DEAN

Norman Dean Schnoor, 66, Augusta, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home Chapel in Augusta. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1939, the son of Jack Francis and Jacqueline Marie (Adams) Schnoor, in Scottsbluff, Neb. He was a retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, the owner of a video store in Howard, and was a manager of a Radio Shack in Baltimore, Md. He was a member of the United States Bowling Congress.

His survivors include: sons, Christopher Schnoor and Sean Schnoor, both of Sebring, Fla.; sisters, Barbara Gulick of El Dorado and Sandra Brown of West Pueblo, Colo.

He was preceded in death by wife, Kim Cha Min Schnoor.

Memorial donations may go to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Dunsford-Zeiner Funeral Home in Augusta.(Augusta Daily Gazette, Monday, July 31, 2006. Submitted by Diana Herrman)

             

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