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Coleman County, Texas

Obituaries and Death Notices



News was received here of the death of A. C. Cathy, formerly of this place, which occurred at his home at Coleman from pneumonia last Friday night.  He was a brother-in-law of D. L. Jones, and brother of William Cathy of this place whom together with a wife and three children are left to mourn his demise.  To them the News extends heartfelt sympathy.  (The Granger News, Granger, Tex., April 5, 1907)

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. (Source: Published in Alamogordo Daily News from February 1 to February 15, 2010 - Submitted by Andrew Bristol and Virginia Stanbrough.)

Childress, Nov. 17 (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lorena Lisenbee, 54, were conducted this afternoon in the Kirkland Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe LaNoue of the Kirkland church and the Rev. Lutheran R. Bradley, pastor of the Childress Bible Baptist Church, officiated.
    Burial was in Kirkland Cemetery with services under the direction of Newberry Funeral Home of Childress. Mrs. Lisenbee died at 3:20 a.m. Sunday in Childress General Hospital.
    She was born March 25, 1904, in Santa Ana, Texas. For several years she had made her home with her mother, Mrs. Marion Close of Kirkland.
    Survivors are her mother; one brother, Edmond Close of Kirkland, and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Shanks of Kirkland and Mrs. Rita Stanton of Fritch. (Source: Newspaper unknown, dated Nov. 18, 1958; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)

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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