March 19 Obituaries

Jeanelle Allen
Jeanelle Allen, 88, formerly of Snyder, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Lewisville.
Graveside service for Mrs. Allen will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jeanelle, the second of four children, was born in Ballinger to Herman and Mabel (Luttrell) Glenn on Oct. 4, 1930. Jeanelle graduated from Crane High School and went on to secretarial school. She had a long career in banking in Snyder, Seagraves and Odessa, eventually becoming a loan officer and a vice president. Jeanelle and Keith Allen met in Snyder and were married on June 25, 1954 in Roswell, N.M. They were married for 60 years until Keith passed away in 2014. Keith and Jeanelle had two daughters, Beth and Keitha, both born in Snyder.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and her older brother, Jim Glenn. 
Survivors include her daughters and their husbands, Wayne and Beth Pickett of Lewisville and Vint and Keitha Vincent of Dallas; one grandson, Christopher Pickett of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her brother and his wife, Bill and Patsy Glenn of Georgetown; her sister, Dana Lawson of Rockwall; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
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Yelita Freeman
Yelita Mae Appleton  Freeman, 88, of Midlothian, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Mansfield.
Graveside service for Mrs. Freeman will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hillside Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Larry Rodgers officiating. The service will be under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Born on July 26, 1930 in Como to T.O. and Allie (Warren) Appleton, she married Joseph Audra “Joe” Freeman  on March 30, 1947  in Odessa. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1986. Mrs. Freeman was a McCamey High School math teacher for 22 years. She was a member of Ziphron Temple No. 100, Daughters of the Nile, for 24 years. She also served as queen in 2001-02, princess banker for five years, princess recorder for two years and the supreme temple escort to the American flag, Canadian flag and supreme temple banner. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star for 53 years and was the worthy matron of the Hermleigh chapter.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandson, Brent Rains.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura Hall and her husband, Ronald, of Midlothian; five grandchildren, Charla Sorrells and her husband, Todd, of Mansfield, William Joseph Hall of Midlothian, Wetonia Neff and her husband, Doug, of Snyder and Lonnie Hall and Donnie Hall, both of LaRue; six great-grandchildren, Lance Rains of Midlothian, Katelyn Mize of San Angelo, Jenna Cagle and her husband, T.J., and Dakotah Neff and his wife, Kaylee, all of Snyder, Brendon Hall and his wife, Jessica, of LaRue and Brandi Kacir and her husband, Cory, of Saginaw; 16 great-great-grandchildren, Austin, Dustin, Dylan and Danielle Hall, Preston, Paxton and Pierson Hall and Nolan, Ryne and Callie Hall, all of LaRue, Kinley Waltisperger, Clara Ann and Rhett Cagle, all of Snyder, and Seth, Riley and Jackson Kacir, all of Saginaw; and one sister, Yvetta Whisenhunt and her husband, Fred, of Tyler.
Memorials may be made to the Daughters of the Nile, c/o Herbie Kay Lundquist, 6705 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX 78731.
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
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