Jan. 9 Obituaries
Vera Alexander, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.
Lloyd Daniel “Dan” Ballard, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Jeff Lavelle Brown, 94, died of natural causes on Saturday Jan. 7, 2018 at the Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Lakeway.
Funeral service for Mr. Brown will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls. Burial will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Born in 1923, Jeff spent his early years in the small West Texas community of Dunn in Scurry County. Growing up on a farm, as many did in his generation, he aspired to get an education and attended John Tarleton University in Stephenville as a journalism major. His college days were interrupted by World War II, and he volunteered for military service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, graduating as a pilot and second lieutenant. Jeff served more than a dozen missions on a B-24 bomber as part of the 15th Air Force out of Foggia, Italy, until the war in Europe ended in 1945.
After World War II, Jeff spent several years with two major oil companies, Texaco and Fina. With a strong desire for entrepreneurship, he and Sue founded several businesses in Big Spring, where they owned both commercial and residential real estate and insurance brokerages, respectively. He later served on the Texas Real Estate board and served as an appraiser for many years until he retired, holding the MAI and SRA designations.
During his business years, Jeff was very active in civic and trade affairs, and traveled worldwide with his wife, Sue. Having also served as a Mason for more than 70 years, Jeff had the distinguished honor of becoming a 32-degree Mason. Furthermore, Jeff was very active in the church, including serving on the committee in the late 1980s to build the First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ginger Brown Daily; his adopted parents, John and Jessie Brown; his biological parents, Arthur and Marry-Ann Pritchard; one brother, Jack Pritchard; one sister, Mary-Alice Harrison; and two half-sisters, Thelma Morgan and Trella Sparks.
Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Elizabeth Sue (Denson) Brown; his son, Bob Brown and his wife, Vee; one son-in-law, Ray Daily; his grandchildren, Robert Matthew Brown and his wife, Monica, Kris and Jay Brown, Amanda Huerta and Angelica Covington and her husband, Kevin; six great-grandchildren, Brad Oiler, Taylor Brown, Matthew James Modesto, Jacob and Maritza Covington and Noa Brown; and many close friends.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.
Vera Mae Robinson died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the age of 98.
Graveside service for Miss Robinson will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Snyder Cemetery. The service will be under the direction of Kiker Seale Funeral Home.
She was a longtime resident of the Mitchell County Nursing Home in Colorado City and will be missed by those who took wonderful care of her each day. She was born in Scurry County on Aug. 31, 1919.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ada Maule Robinson, her father, William Buford Robinson, her brother, Raymond Robinson, and her sister, Modell Harmon.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Helen Robinson of Snyder, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
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. today 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 also 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.