Jan. 8 Obituaries

Dan Ballard


Lloyd Daniel “Dan” Ballard, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.


Beverly Russell


Beverly Ann Russell died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. 

Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 80 years at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock.

Beverly Ann was born on Jan. 23, 1937 to Claude and Dora Turner Johnson in Dimmitt. On Feb. 11, 1956, Beverly married the love of her life, Carl M. Russell Sr. in Dimmitt. She graduated from Dimmitt High School and attended Texas Tech, where she met Carl and married. She was a member of Southcrest Baptist Church and until her health did not allow her to attend, was active in many church functions and activities. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a past member of the Women’s Club and several bridge clubs, but loved their travel club the most. She and Carl traveled the country in their motor home and had friends from coast to coast. She loved Jesus and would never pass the opportunity to share her devotion to Him. Her love and tenacity will forever be remembered by all who knew her. She was a perfect lady, always caring for her family and friends. We celebrate her life and rejoice in her new eternal life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Fredrick and Dora Frances Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, Carl M. Russell Sr.; her children, Carl M. Russell Jr. and his wife, Teresa, and Lonnie Joe Russell; her grandchildren, Ashley, Brandi and Chelsea Russell, and Chad M. Russell and his wife, Tanya; her great-grandchildren, Chase, Jaxon, Tate, Beau and Leighton Russell and Brody, Evan, Avalynn and Olivia Dometrius; her siblings, Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Merle, and Melba Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorial may be made to the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174.

Online condolences may be posted at www.memorialdesigners.net.


Cecil Vineyard


Cecil Don Vineyard, 77, of Snyder, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 in Snyder.

Funeral service for Mr. Vineyard will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Wofford officiating. Michael Kruger will assist. Burial will follow at Hermleigh Cemetery. 

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

Born on May 12, 1940 in Hermleigh to Bishop and Dovie (Bullard) Vineyard, he married Patricia Ann Dees on Sept. 2, 1959.  She preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 2004.  He married Frances Myers on June 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev.  He was a  retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, a past board member of the Scurry County Farm Bureau and Lone Wolf Electric Cooperative and was the Scurry County Fair board agricultural superintendent.  He was a longtime Scurry County farmer and stockman and  managed a gin for planters for several years. He enjoyed a 20-plus year career in the Texas Army National Guard. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Nola Fae Vineyard, two brothers, Doug Vineyard and Roy Lee Vineyard, and one son, Justin Adams. 

Survivors include his wife, Frances Vineyard of Snyder; two daughters, Hayley Latshaw and her husband, Peter, of San Antonio and Tina Zuniga and her husband, Mark, of Ralls; three sons, Harley Vineyard of Lubbock, Hadley Vineyard and his wife, Ashlye Luna, of Snyder and Joshua Adams and his wife, Tamara, of Arlington; one sister, Nelda Kruger of Hermleigh; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his faithful chihuaha companion, Luther.

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

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