March 29 Obituaries

Casey Fincher


Casey Fincher, 43, of Snyder, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 

Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home. 


Jerry Grimes


Jerry Glen Grimes was born on a spring day on the 29th of March in 1945 and left this earth two days shy of his 73rd birthday. But the birth and death of this beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and PaPaw is not nearly as relevant as all the days and nights he lived to the fullest between those two dates. 

Funeral service for Mr. Grimes will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Snyder Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jerry was the second oldest of four boys and was born in Cooper. After several moves in childhood, the family settled in Brownfield, where he later joined the United States Air Force. 

Jerry could always be found in, under and around anything with a motor, but had a lifelong love of the ’55 Chevy and anything with two wheels. To say he was a Jack-of-all-trades is an understatement, with him being a helicopter mechanic, an MP in the Air Force, fabricator for General Dynamics, pipe inspector in Egypt and the owner/operator of his own business as a pipe inspector and barbecue joint. After these endeavors, he ended up doing the one thing he said he’d never do, become a truck driver. He did this for many years with Ezell-Key Feeds and drove a tanker until retirement. 

Throughout his life, he could always be found at the local coffee shop visiting and laughing, with pen in hand to illustrate his stories. He loved his family and truly adored his grandkids, as they did their PaPaw. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard William Grimes and Dorothy Faye Grimes; two brothers, Bill Grimes and Jimmy Grimes; and two sisters-in-law, Carol Grimes and Jackie Grimes.

Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Theresa Grimes; four children, Keith Grimes and his wife, Kim, of Temple, N.H., Kim Davis and her husband, B.C., of Weatherford, Kale Grimes and his wife, Candice, of Snyder and  Kana Cole and her husband, Mitchell, of Dunn; one brother, Ricky Grimes of Sweetwater; his eight wonderful grandchildren, Kamryn, Lila, Kolton, Colt, Delia, Ashley, Amanda and Amber; one great-granddaughter, Amaya; several nieces and nephews; and two lifelong friends, Leon Gibbs and Jerry Jackson. 

Online condolences may be posted at


Duane Stow


William Duane Stow, 79, of Lubbock, died Monday, March 26, 2018.

Funeral service for Mr. Stow will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Sanders Funeral Home Chapel in Lubbock.

Visitation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born on Nov. 8, 1938 in Vernon to Ralph Ellis and Hazel Marie Stow. He married Gayle Bilberry on June 15, 1957. 

Duane is survived by his wife; his children, Mark Stow and his wife, Rita, Suzan Rasco and her husband, Ronnie, and Thumper Davidson and her husband, Danny; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.


Ignasio Torres


Ignacio Torres, 81, of Snyder, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Funeral service for Mr. Torres will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Fluvanna Cemetery under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.

A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Torres was born on July 31, 1936 in Villa Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Sebero and Nicanora (Garcia) Torres. He married Martha in 1952 in Mexico. Ignacio was 20 years old when he came to the United States on the Bracero Program of 1951, which was the Mexican Farm Labor Agreement with Mexico. He served legal residency in 1965 and became a naturalized citizen in 1995. He moved to Santa Paul, Calif. in 1980, where he established Triple T Trucking. Mr. Torres retired in 2001 and then moved to Snyder. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Marcos Torres and Rogelio Torres; two sisters, Fidela Torres and Estefana Alonzo; and one brother Canuto Torres.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Torres from Snyder; three daughters, Maria Garcia and her husband, Jose Daniel, and Emily Ynguanzo and her husband, Frank, all of Snyder, and Elaine Ruiz and her husband, Jesus, of Santa Paul, Calif.; and four sons, Jose Torres and his wife, Maria, of Snyder, Ignacio Torres Jr. and his wife, Tina, and Emmanuel Torres, all of Santa Paul, Calif., and Robert Torres and his wife, Monica, of Austin.

Online condolences may be posted at

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