Feb. 23 Obituaries

Angelea Carey


Angelea Carey, 99, passed away on Feb. 20, 2018 at a Merkel nursing home.

Funeral service for Mrs. Carey will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Holcomb officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens. 

She was born on Oct. 20, 1918 in Indian Gap to Aubrey and Lila (Shipman) Jacobs. She married Arvis Carey on April 15, 1939. They were married for 71 years until his passing on Oct. 7, 2010.

She was an excellent seamstress, making clothes for her family. She also did crafts and was associated with Just Til Christmas for several years. She loved to piece quilts and then hand-quilt them. In the last several years, she had made 17 I Spy quilts for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. She crocheted and knitted. She always had a project going as she could not just sit and do nothing. After she moved to Abilene, she made 525 dresses for girls in Zambia.  

Mrs. Carey was a longtime member of Eastside Church of Christ in Snyder, where she was involved in teaching girls’ classes, ladies’ Bible class and the Dorcas Room, where many ladies worked together to make bedspreads, curtains, pajamas and dresses. She also liked to go to Gallup, N.M. to work with Manuelito Navajo Children’s Home, taking care of Navajo children.  

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers, one daughter-in-law, Charlotte Carey, and one granddaughter, Shawna Burnett.  

Survivors include one daughter, Jan Watson and her husband, Ray, of Hamby; one son, Scott Carey of Merkel; four granddaughters, Kelle Spinn and her husband, Craig, of Round Rock, Kriste Burnett of Mineral Wells, Sunne Schaake and her husband, Scott, of Abilene and Tracey Carey of Merkel; and five great-granddaughters, Megan Spinn of Pflugerville, Kristen Spinn of College Station, Brittane and Brianne Schaake, both of Abilene, and Lindsey Carey of Merkel. 

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.


George Mendez


George Mendez, 82, of Snyder, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. 

Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.


Earnest Reynolds Jr.


Earnest Ray Reynolds Jr., of Snyder, went to be in the arms of his savior on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Memorial service for Mr. Reynolds will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Merkel. The service will be under the direction of Starbuck Funeral Home.

Earnest was born and raised in Merkel and after high school he joined the Air Force and served his country for four years. He then attended Hardin-Simmons University and Texas Tech University, where he earned his degree in civil engineering. He continued work in engineering up until a year before his death. 

Earnest was also a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church during his time in Snyder. He was a loving husband, father and a doting grandfather who never said no to anyone in need of a helping hand. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Kneodah “Kay” Reynolds of Snyder; two daughters, Vicky Loven and Christy Rush, both of Snyder; and two granddaughters, Kaylee and Anna Grace Rush, both of Snyder.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
Fax: (325) 573-0044