Feb. 5 Obituaries
John Edward Cline, 74, of Snyder, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 in Lubbock.
Funeral service for Mr. Cline will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Hospice Chaplain Kinney Robinson officiating.
A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
John was born on Dec. 21, 1944 in Plainview to Mae Elizabeth Scantlan and Charles Beckham Cline Sr. He married Linda Martin on Dec. 22, 1984.
Mr. Cline was a certified shorthand court reporter and served as the district court reporter for the 132nd Judicial District of Texas from 1964 through 2000. He was the official court reporter for the Grand Lodge of Texas from 1969 until his death and the official court reporter for the Grand Chapter and Council and the Grand Commandery of Texas from 2002 until his death. He was past-president and a past board member of the Texas Court Reporters Association and a member of the National Court Reporters Association.
Mr. Cline was a past master of Scurry Lodge No. 706 and charter member of Tranquility Lodge No. 2000. He held various offices in the York and Scottish Rites of Freemasonary and was a member of the Suez Shrine. Mr. Cline received the Sam Houston Medal from the Grand Lodge of Texas, the Knights Templar Cross of Honor of the Grand Commandery of Texas, the DeMolay Legion of Honor and the Golden Trowel from Scurry Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Beth Cline; two brothers, Charles Beckhan Cline Jr. and Paul Samuel Cline; and one daughter, Michelle Craig.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Cline of Snyder; five children, Debra Cline Walker of Snyder, Dr. Michael Cline of Raleigh, N.C., Lana Cline of College Station, Stacie Cline of Austin and Stephanie Craig of Weatherford; seven grandchildren, Ashley Benitez, Paige Gunset, Cassie Gunset and Spencer Walker, all of Snyder, Grace Cline of Austin and Brody and Brendan Thrower, both of Carrolton; and seven great-grandchildren, Ygnacio, Ethan and Leah Benetiz, Kamrin and William Gunset, Kiya Olsen and Emma Flowers.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
Ascension “Shawn” Espinoza, 71, of Snyder, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
Funeral mass for Mr. Espinoza will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Deacon John Bane officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Espinoza was born on May 15, 1947 in Beeville to Santos and Felicita (Garcia) Espinoza.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Savas Amaya and Rueben Espinoza; and two grandsons, Rico Thomas Espinoza and Geovani Espinoza.
Survivors include three sons, Freddy Espinoza of Big Spring, Alex Espinoza and his wife, Nancy, of Midland and Jacob Espinoza of Abilene; two daughters, Phyllis Dominguez and her husband, Henry, of Snyder and Nancy Espinoza of Odessa; one stepdaughter, Monique Caballero of Abilene; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jose Espinoza and his wife, Pauline, of Post, Jose Maria Espinoza and his wife, Esther, of Loraine and Juan Espinoza and his wife, Adelina, of Colorado City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be posted at www.millerfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Manuela “Nellie” Medrano, 81, of Snyder, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
Funeral service for Mrs. Medrano will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Snyder.
Nellie was born on Dec. 25, 1937 in Dickens County. Nellie married Cayetano Medrano on March 26, 1955. They were married for 51 years. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on June 29, 1968. She worked as a cook for many years. When she retired, the field ministry was her joy and passion. Her love for Jehovah was evident every time you talked with her. She loved reading God’s Word, the Bible. Two of her favorite Scriptures were Revelations 21:4 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. Eventually, due to health reasons, she was unable to attend the meetings, but she rarely missed listening in to the meetings. In fact, she was listening to the meeting three days before she passed. She will be greatly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cayetano, one son, Jessie, and one grandson, Anjel Medrano.
Those left to cherish her memory are her four daughters, Juanita Medrano of Snyder, Mary Jaramillo and her husband, Joe, of Albuquerque, N.M., Elida Riggins and her husband, Tyrone, of Abilene and Reta Medrano; three sons, Raymond and his wife, Rene, Joe Medrano and Robert Medrano; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.