Coleman County, Texas

Ray E. Davis
Ray Elmo Davis, age 81, formerly of Alamogordo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, in Los Lunas. Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the Santa Anna Cemetery Pavilion, Santa Anna, Texas, with interment to immediately follow. Pastor Jimmy Hatcher will officiate, with Parker Funeral Home of Baird, Texas, in charge of arrangements.
Elmo was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Coleman County, Texas to Ray and Leona Cole Davis. He attended Santa Anna High School. Elmo married Elsie Vanslager on Jan. 16, 1952, in Waco, Texas. Elmo owned Davis Cleaning Service for many years in Alamogordo. His passion was playing the steel guitar in western swing bands across New Mexico and Texas. His hobbies included a love of camping and fishing, especially in the mountains of Colorado.
Survivors include his wife Elsie, of Clyde, Texas; four daughters, Gail Norvell of Las Cruces, Pat and Richard Austin, Colleena and Cliff Shriver, and LaVerne and Jerry, Mason all of Baird, Texas; two sons, William and Judy Mitchell of Graham, Texas, and Ray Davis, Jr. of Alamogordo; one brother, Dale and Ila Davis of Bonham, Texas, and one sister, June Cloud, of Lake Kiowa, Texas; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Audeen Davis, and one grandson, Christopher Davis.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from February 1 to February 15, 2010 - Submitted by Andrew Bristol and Virginia Stanbrough.

Wm. Lander

Dallas Morning News 28 July 1899
Coleman , Tex. , July 25. Wm. Lander, a Scotchman, aged 43 and a bachelor, died at the residence of F. M. Bowen after an illness of about fourteen days. Herding sheep was his occupation. A rule of his life was to give one-half of his earnings to widows and orphans. He had no relatives in this country.
{Submitted by M. Zwakman}

E. T. Petty
Dallas Morning News 13 Nov. 1919
Coleman , Texas , Nov. 12. The body of E. T. Petty arrived at Coleman Tuesday morning and was buried at the cemetery here. The funeral exercises were conducted by the Rev. J. W. Gates, the late pastor of the Christian Church. Mr. Petty was for many years a resident of Coleman, where he was engaged in the grocery business. He died at San Antonio , where for the last few years he has resided. He was 53 years old. A wife and two children survive him.

{Submitted by M. Zwakman}

Luke Shields Girvin
COLORADO CITY Funeral services for Luke Shields Girvin, 75, retired rancher and merchant, were to be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the First Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Ellzey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Colorado City Cemetery under direction of Riker and Son Funeral Home. Mr. Girvin died at his home Monday at 6 p.m. after a long illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1830, in Coleman County and married 0llie Pritchett Sept. 15, 1915, in Colorado City. They had lived here since 1923. He was a member of the First Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife; one son, L. S. Girvin Jr. of Colorado City; one daughter, Mrs. C. G. Harkins of Colorado City; three brothers, Roy Girvin of Mertzon, Everett Girvin of Odessa and John Girvin of San Angelo; five sisters, Mrs. Hugh Jones of Vernon. Mrs. U. M. Sanderson of San Saba, Mrs. V. B. Clark of San Angelo, Mrs. John Goldman of Tyler and Mrs. Eula Moeser of Adrian; and three grandchildren.
2/14/1956 Big Spring Herald - Submitted by Jancie Rice

Frank Byron McDonald

The Funeral Service for Frank Byron McDonald, 90, of Lovington, NM will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, January 16, 2012 at Jackson Avenue Baptist Church with Reverend Harry Pittam and Reverend Dave Rowser officiating. Burial will be at the Santa Anna Cemetery in Santa Anna, Texas 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 17, 2012. A visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Stevens Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

He passed away January 13, 2012 in Lovington, New Mexico. He was born August 28, 1921 in Coleman County, Texas to Tom and Dora McDonald. He married Martha Key December 26, 1952.

Source: Stevens Funeral Home
Lovington, NM
Submitted by Erny Long

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