August 20 obituaries

Grace Ainsworth
Grace Ainsworth, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 in Snyder.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Connie Chaves
Concepcion “Connie” Chaves, 93, of Snyder, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 in Snyder.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Sidney Draper
Sidney Wayne Draper, 69, of Mason, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in Snyder. 
A memorial service for Mr. Draper will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Born on July 12, 1949 in Little Rock, Ark. to  Donald Ivan and Peggy Dewilda (Tibbs) Draper, he married Pamela  Kay Shearer on Jan. 15, 2016 in Mason. He was a retired police officer.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Dean Draper.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Draper of Mason; two sons, Walter Jess Draper and his wife, Glenda, of Porter and Darin Wayne Draper and his wife, Brandy, of Splendora; one brother, Don Draper and his wife, Kay, of Owasso, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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Charlene Light
Charlene Eudell Patterson Light passed peacefully on Aug. 19, 2018, in Lubbock at the age of 76.  
A memorial service for Mrs. Light will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Pastor Ben Reid officiating. A private burial will be held at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Charlene was born on Dec. 29, 1941 in Blackwell. She graduated from Ira High School in 1960, where she enjoyed all sports, especially cheerleading and basketball. Charlene married Morris Light in Snyder on March 14, 1965. 
She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1972 with a bachelor of business administration degree and received a master of education degree from Sul Ross State University in 1977.  
Morris and Charlene raised their children, Larry and Leslie, in Snyder, where she taught at Hermleigh High School and Western Texas College. She served on the Snyder ISD board of trustees for several years.  
Later in her career, she worked as a counselor at Snyder High School, where she was passionate about helping students recognize their potential and achieve their academic goals. She retired in 2003. Charlene was a longtime member of First Baptist Church.
As a loving wife, devoted mother, cherished sister, doting aunt and educator, she touched many lives. She was known for her bright eyes and beautiful smile. As Alzheimer’s gradually took Charlene from this world, she never lost her sense of fun, kind-heartedness and love for music. All those who loved her are grateful she is now healed and at peace.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Eudell (Blair) Patterson; one brother, Glenn Patterson; one niece, Dana Kight Boggs; and two nephews, Steve Talbott and Stan Talbott.
Survivors include her husband, Morris; her children, Larry Glenn Light and Leslie Jann Light; one sister, Anita Talbott and her husband, Cloyce; one brother, Alton Patterson and his wife, Sherry; two sisters-in-law, Janeen Patterson and Jonelle Kight; her nieces and nephews, Lisa Beck and her husband, Brent, Stacy Walker, Robert Patterson and his wife, Angie, Roe Patterson and his wife, Tonya, Hayley Wilson and her husband, Clint, Page Patterson and his wife, Ashley, Denise Miller and her husband, Paul, and Darren Kight and his wife, Jill. 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses, aides and staff of Carillon House, as well as Angie Guzman, Patsy Terry and Adela Sanchez for the care provided to Charlene and for the kindness and support they have shown to her family.
Memorials may be made to the Cogdell Memorial Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1181, Snyder, TX 79550, Friends of the Library, 1916 23rd Street, Snyder, TX 79549 or a charity of choice. 
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
Fax: (325) 573-0044