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Gertrude League


Lora Gertrude League, longtime Snyder resident, died Tuesday, May 4, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Graveside service for Mrs. League, 84, is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in Hillside Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Miller Robinson and Dr. Tommy Cullwell will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Born Jan. 14, 1920 in Vivian, La., she married Joseph League on April 3, 1936 in Tyler. He died March 10, 2001.

A resident of Snyder since 1974, Mrs. League was an active member in the Snyder Garden Club, serving two terms as president during 1979-81 and was vice-president at the time of her death.

A life member of the District VIII, state and national garden clubs, Mrs. League wrote the schedule for the Scurry County Fair garden shows and had won numerous district and state awards. She was a Master Flower Show Judge and served on the National Flower Show Judges Council for District VIII.

Mrs. League has helped plant trees throughout Snyder and had worked in other community beautification efforts. A Master Gardener, Mrs. League taught horticulture at Humble-Smith School and hosted Christmas parties for the students.

She also was a longtime member of the Women’s Golf Association at the Snyder Country Club. A longtime member of Colonial Hill Baptist Church, she had served on the church’s landscape committee and she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving two terms as Peacemaker.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joe C. and Betty League of San Angelo; two sisters, Geraldine Alford of Houston and Mary Lois Burge of Longview; two grandsons, Joe Foster League of San Angelo and James Charles League of Toccoa, Ga.; one great-grandson, James Cason League; a special care giver, JoAnn Bishop; and a special friend, Sandra Browning.

Visitation is set for 6-7 this evening at the funeral home.


Mrs. Ainsworth


Maybelle Ainsworth, longtime Scurry County resident, died Sunday, May 2, in Snyder Oaks Care Center after a lengthy illness.

Funeral service for Mrs. Ainsworth, 93, is set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. Bruce Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fluvanna Cemetery.

Born Nov. 27, 1910 in Wood County, she was married to Lloyd Ainsworth who died May 11, 2003.

A homemaker, Mrs. Ainsworth was a longtime Fluvanna area resident.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen Keith, on Jan. 13, 1999; two brothers, Bill and J.C. Tucker; and a sister, Janelle Nanny.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Kerrie Keith and Chad Keith, both of Austin; and a sister, Margarette Jacobs of Odessa.


Mildred Clark


Mildred Yvonne Clark, a former Snyder resident, died Sunday, May 2, in Park Plaza Nursing Home in San Angelo after a lengthy illness.

Funeral service for Mrs. Clark, 79, is set for 11 a.m. Thursday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Karen Schmeltekopf, associate minister of the First Christian Church in San Angelo, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens and arrangements are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Born Dec. 11, 1924 in Fort Worth, she married Oran Kendale Clark on Nov. 4, 1944 in Snyder. He died May 31, 1991.

Mrs. Clark had been a resident of Snyder since 1929, moving to San Angelo in 2001. A member of Snyder’s First Christian Church, Mrs. Clark was a homemaker and had worked as a ward clerk at Cogdell Hospital for about 10 years.

ark of Austin; five grandchildren, Paul Nicholas Schulz of San Angelo, Stacy Michelle Schulz of Two Rivers, Wis., Wes Davis of Phenix City, Ala., Casey Davis of Greenwell Springs, La., and Kenny Davis of Lubbock; two great-grandchildren, Brianna Valadez and Jeanette Davis.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 this evening at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.


Ruth Swope


Ruth Byron Swope, grandmother of Bonnie Allred of Snyder, died Sunday, May 2, at her home in Alexandria.

Memorial service for Mrs. Swope, 103, and her late husband, Dr. Felix Swope, is set for 7 p.m. July 8 in Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria.

Mrs. Swope was born on Oct. 10, 1900 in Stewart, Ohio, a town founded by her great-grandfather, Daniel Stewart. She received her teaching degree from Ohio University and taught in Amanda, Ohio.

Mrs. Swope was a member of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., for more than 60 years and was active in the Women’s Circle and Sunday school classes. She also was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alexandria and belonged to the Bible study group there for many years. She was actively involved in the Alexandria Rotary Auxiliary and the Virginia Osteopathic Physicians Auxiliary.

Survivors also include a daughter, Connie Sue Pindell of Alexandria; five granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren including great-grandsons, Duane Allred and Brian Allred, both of Snyder, and Zach Allred of Honolulu.

The family requests memorials to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, Va., or Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo.

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