March 11 obituaries

Juanita Benbenek
Juanita Francis Dixon Benbenek, 91, formerly of Snyder, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 in San Angelo.
Funeral service for Mrs. Benbenek will be held at 2 p.m. Wedneday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with the Rev. Ben Reid and Deacon Dewey Farley of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Juanita, the youngest of five children, was born in rural Scurry County, to Olen and Etta Dixon, on July 2, 1927. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1945 in nearby Hobbs, Juanita was employed at Stinson Drug Store in Snyder, where she met Sgt. Ordon P. Benbenek, home on furlough from the U.S. Army. Following Ordon’s discharge at the end of World War II, they married on Nov. 30, 1946. They had one son, Daren, born in 1962. Ordon and Juanita were together 52 years at the time of Ordon’s passing, in 1998.
Ordon and Juanita relocated, briefly, to several different communities throughout Texas, always returning home to Snyder. They returned permanently, in 1969, to focus on family and careers. Juanita remained in Snyder until 2016, when she relocated to San Angelo to be near her son.
Prior to becoming a full-time housewife and stay-at-home mom, Juanita also worked at West Texas State Bank, a local attorney’s office and in her husband’s boot and shoe repair business. During her life, Juanita fulfilled the roles of beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and believer in Christ, loved by God. She was a longtime member of Northside Baptist Church and later, First Baptist Church, both in Snyder. She often said that her opportunities to travel, during her later years, were the best times of her life. She especially enjoyed visiting New York City and Washington, D.C.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Thomas Dixon, two sisters, Pearl Copeland and Elene Reeves, and four nephews.
Survivors include her son, Daren Benbenek of San Angelo, one sister, Doris Wilson of Snyder, and one nephew. 
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross; P.O. Box 37839; Boone, IA 50037-0839
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Quann Bryant
Quann Franklin Bryant, 98, of Snyder, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Snyder Oaks Care Center.
Funeral service for Mr. Bryant will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Huddleston officiating. Burial will follow at Ira Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born on Oct. 1, 1920 in Loraine to George Franklin Bryant and Jewel Finley, he married Irma Regina Andren in January 1948 in San Marcos. She preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 1983. Quann loved to fish, farm and dance. He always told everyone how much he loved them and told them “God bless you.”
He was also preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Grace Bryant; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Bryant and Dena Bryant; and his beloved friend, Sammie Crockett.
Survivors include three sisters, Darla Huddleston and her husband, Leon, of Ira, Pat Scharnhorst and her husband, Phil, of Kerrville and Mary Jo Martin and her husband, Joe, of Lubbock; and two brothers, Franklin Bryant and his wife, Sherry, of Ira and Ferrell Bryant of Arlington.
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Elene Reeves
Elene Reeves, 99, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, March 10, 2019.
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