July 9 Obituaries

James Beaver
James Edward Beaver, 81, of Sweetwater and formerly of Fluvanna, died Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his residence in Sweetwater. 
Funeral service for Mr. Beaver will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater with the Rev. Ryan Strebeck officiating. Burial will follow at Fluvanna Cemetery under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Beaver was born on Aug. 21, 1936 in Snyder to Leo and Opal (Mitchell) Beaver. He married Lynda J. Smith on Feb. 17, 1956. She preceded him in death on May 30, 2001. He later married Ozane Pylant on Sept. 14, 2002 in Sweetwater. James was a farmer and rancher in the Fluvanna area for most of his life. He was past vice president, in 1969, and past president, in 1970, of the Young Farmers of Texas and a board member for many years. He was also past president of Midwest Electric and a board member from 1976-97, a board member of Golden Spread, the Fluvanna school board and ASCS. James was very active all his life in the Fluvanna and Sweetwater  Methodist churches. James was most recently a member of First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater and a member of the downtown Bible class. He loved to travel and was a member of an RV club. James was also an avid bridge player and square dancer. 
He was also preceded in death by his parents; his uncle, W.J. Beaver; his grandparents, W.J. Beaver Sr. and Stella Beaver; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wayne and Connie Smith; and one brother-in-law, Jerry Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Ozane Beaver of Sweetwater; three sons, David Beaver and his wife, Margaret, and Steve Beaver and his wife, Becky, all of Fluvanna, and Brad Pylant of Snyder; one daughter, Becky Cypert and her husband, Mark, of Snyder; eight grandsons, Monte Beaver and his wife, Brandy, and Chad Beaver and his wife, Kacie, all of Fluvanna, Lance Beaver of Austin, Dr. Cody Beaver of Lubbock, Preston Eaton, Bryce Eaton and Griffin Cypert, all of Snyder, and Tim Martin of Canyon; two granddaughters, Braylei Pylant of Snyder and Breianna Bairrington of Denton; six great-grandchildren, Reagan, Cole, Zane, Kale and Bryndle Beaver, all of Fluvanna, and Kreed Eaton of Snyder; and two sisters-in-law, Letha Mayfield of Lubbock and Charlotte Smith of Snyder.
Memorials may be made to the Opportunity Plan, P.O. Box 1035, Canyon, TX 79015-1035, the Fluvanna Cemetery Association or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.

June Bellamy
Avis June (Gatewood) Bellamy, 90, of Snyder, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Covenent Medical Center in Lubbock.
Funeral service for Mrs. Bellamy will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at East Side Church of Christ. Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Sudan Cemetery under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
June was born on March 2, 1928 in Harrold and grew up in Sudan. June and Jay Bellamy married on July 13, 1947. June, Jay and her parents moved to Scurry County to follow the oil boom in the early 1950s. June was a teacher’s aide for two years, 1964-66, at the former Central Elementary School before going to work  at the county tax office, from which she retired in 1984. June was a longtime member of East Side Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jay” Henry Bellamy, in March 1985; her little sister, Glora Fay Gatewood, in 1943; and her parents, Romey Dee Gatewood, in 1969, and Lovie Ladonna (Hanna) Gatewood, in 1996.
Survivors include one daughter, Jan Bellamy-Genee and her husband, Douglas, of DeCordova, and one granddaughter, Romey LeiAnne (Hall) Kreiner and her husband, Joe, of Raleigh, N.C.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.

Pete Villa
Pete Villa, 46, of Snyder, died Sunday, July 8, 2018. 
Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.

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