July 26 Obituaries
Kim Douglas Hall, 68, of Snyder, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Lubbock after a tragic accident.
Funeral service for Mr. Hall will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Snyder with the Rev. Bruce Parsons, of Champion Baptist Church, and the Rev. Kevin Phillips, of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Kim was born on Aug. 19, 1949 in the Loraine Hospital to Maxine and Ernest Hall. He graduated from Snyder High School in 1967 and attended Abilene Commercial College. In the fall of 1967, he met his wife-to-be, Kathy Merket, in September, then became engaged Christmas Eve and they were married at Champion Baptist Church on April 27, 1968. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In 1969, Kim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served in Taiwan with TDY and Vietnam at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. He served three years and was honorably discharged to care for the family farm when his father became ill.
In November 1972, son Michael Douglas was born. In September 1977, Scott Allen was born, He graduated from Western Texas College in 1978 with an associate’s degree. Kim retired from working in the oilfield in 2015. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Kum Dubl Sunday school class. He was also a member of the Sweetwater Gun Club and loved hunting, fishing, playing “42” and serving as a bus tour guide. He was the best husband, Dad and Papa.
Kim was a servant at heart and loved his family and friends. In true Kim Hall fashion, he will make a final gift on this earth through tissue donation.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maxine and Ernest Hall, and his father-in-law, Jimmie Merket.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Hall of Snyder; two sons, Michael Hall and his wife, Cori, of San Angelo and Scott Hall and his wife, Kathryn, of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Chase and Mason Hall, both of San Angelo, and Elliot and Aaron Hall, both of Lubbock; one brother and sister-in-law, Lanny and Lynda Hall of Maryneal; two aunts, Evelyn Stanley of Fredericksburg and Lonice Hall of Grapevine; two brothers-in-law, Jackie Merket and his wife, Debbie, of Beckville and Randy Merket and his wife, Charlene, of Sweetwater; one stepbrother, Wayne Barron and his wife, Donna, of Coahoma; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy and Wilford Petty.
Memorials may be made to the Hope Lodge, 3511 10th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415; Historic Scurry County, Inc., P.O. Box 382, Snyder, TX 79550; Scurry County Food Cupboard, 3202 42nd St., Snyder, TX 79549; or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
Ida Jones, 73, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
Jack Pleasant Lawrence, 82, of Sweetwater, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service for Mr. Lawrence will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Sweewater with the Rev. Ryan Strebeck officiating. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Jack was born to J.M. and Thelma Lawrence on March 27, 1936. He graduated from Newman High School in Sweetwater in 1954 and attended Texas Tech University, where he received a degree in management administration, and from Trinity University, where he graduated with a master’s degree in hospital administration, in 1967. He was an assistant administrator with the Tarrant County Hospital District in Fort Worth and then accepted a position as a hospital administrator in Saudi Arabia in 1976.
He was active in the grocery store business most of his life, and most recently owned and operated Cash and Pay in Sweetwater and Snyder. Jack was active in many civic organizations and received many honors throughout his life. He received the Abernathy Award for county services and the outstanding young man in Snyder, where he also served on the city council. He had been the president of the Kiwanis Club and president of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded Sweetwater’s outstanding male citizen in 1999.
Jack was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater and taught the open door Sunday school class for more than 40 years. He was active in the Fourth Day Emmaus reunion group.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonah Mach “J.M.” Lawrence and Thelma Icele Nichols Lawrence, and one brother, Jere Lawrence.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rita Grimmett Lawrence of Sweetwater; one son, Joe Lawrence and his wife, Pam, of Sweetwater; one daughter, Ann-G Chowning and her husband, Wayne, of Sweetwater; special family member, Diana Wilson and her husband, Billy, of San Antonio; one brother, Tere Lawrence and his wife, Vickie, of Sweetwater; one sister, D’Ann Grimmett and her husband, Jackie, of Snyder; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jonah Lawrence, Justin Lawrence, Jeremy Rychlik, Ky Hoover, Mark Lawrence, Coby Yowell, Heath Ince, Nicolas Pedaline, Michael Lawrence and Jake Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the open door Sunday school class and the Fourth Day reunion group.
Online condolences may be posted at www.mccoyfh.com.
James Morris, 63, of Colorado City, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Lubbock.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.
Myrtle “Suzanne” Kreger Pollard, 66, of Frisco, died Monday, July 23, 2018.
A celebration of Mrs. Pollard’s life will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the home of Erin Baker in Frisco. Arrangements are under the direction of Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey.
She was born on Dec. 27, 1951 in Haskell to Berthal “Bert” Franklin Kreger and Thelma Fabelle Greene.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Thelma, and two daughters, Autumn Brooke Pollard and Jamie Noell Pollard.
Survivors include two brothers, Fred Kreger and his wife Christy, of Prosper and Tim Kreger and his wife, Kathy, of Rowlett; her nieces and nephews, Erin Baker of Frisco, Swenson Kreger of Odessa, Ashley Wittram of Malakoff, Craig Kreger and Nicholas Kreger, both of Sherman, and Kayla Kreger of Rowlett; and many family and friends.
Online condolences may be posted at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com.