March 5 Obituaries

Katie Cathey
Katie Lue Cathey, 87, of Big Spring, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at her residence after a short illness, surrounded by her family and friends. 
Funeral service for Mrs. Cathey will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with her nephew, Pastor Ricky Jones, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She was born on Dec. 4, 1931 in Knott to Dave Arion and Maudie Lue Jones. Katie married Jack R. Cathey Sr. on Nov. 6, 1949 in Big Spring. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2017.
Katie and Jack were married for 67 years and resided in Big Spring all of their married life. She was well known for her love of country dancing at the Stampede with all her friends. Katie owned and operated Cathey Construction with her husband, Jack, for more than 60 years. She was a loving wife and mother who was admired for her beautiful handmade quilts and community service. Her service on the board of directors at the Heritage Museum was one of her most enjoyable experiences.
Survivors include one son, Jack R. Cathey Jr. and his wife, Lynda, of Weatherford; two daughters, Linda L. Riley and her husband, Chuck, of Jourdanton and Kim Rath and her husband, John, of Austin; three granddaughters, Destiny Maykin Hart and her husband, Brad, Katie Mae Hebert and Chelsey Rae Hebert; three great-grandchildren, Hudson Hart, Emery Glassinger and Cam Glassinger; two sisters, Joyce Streicher and Maxine Hughey; one brother, Wayne Jones and his wife, Patsy; one brother-in-law, Bobby Cathey and his wife, Ruth; and 14 nieces and nephews, Mike Cathey, Wacey Cathey, Ricky Jones, Terry Jones, Dianna Thorpe, Arion Hughey, Jerry Thompson, Ronnie Jones, Peggy Lou Merritt, Carol Ann Brewster, Cali Stringfellow, Davey Jones, Robbie Jones and Eldon Jones.
Memorials may be made to the Heritage Museum, 510 Scurry Street, Big Spring, TX or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Vicki Stewart, 6 Coachmans Circle, Big Spring, TX 79720.
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Dean Eaton
Dean Edward Eaton, 56, was welcomed into Heaven suddenly on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Funeral service for Mr. Eaton will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Hermleigh with Pastor Alan Culp officiating. Burial will follow at Hermleigh Cemetery under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dean was born to Arthur and Blythe (Averil) Eaton on Jan. 28, 1963 in Grant, Mich. He moved to Texas when he turned 18 to work in the oilfield. In 1988, he married the love of his life, Kathy Garret. They celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary last month. Dean was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Throughout his life, Dean had a strong work ethic and taught his kids about the importance of working hard. His entire career was spent in the oilfields of Texas, where he was known as one of the strongest men around. Dean was a handyman and always had his next project in line around the house. He spent much of his time helping his family however they needed it. There was nothing he had rather do than spend time with his kids and Kathy. Dean had a huge heart, was larger than life and loved his family more than anything else.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Linda Welch, and his brother, Doug Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy; one daughter, Kassie Bolander and her husband, Ken, of Christoval; three sons, Danny Ray Eaton,  Nick Eaton and his wife, Danni, and Jeremy Eaton, all of Hermleigh; two brothers, Mike Eaton and his wife, Val, and Bruce Eaton, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Pam Hardin and her husband, Randy, of White Sulphur Springs, Mont. and Annette Allen of Hesperia, Mich.; six grandchildren, Korbin, Reese and Camden and Stormy Elder, all of Hermleigh, and Kristen and Khloe Bolander, both of Christoval; one sister-in-law, Becky Craig and her husband, Darrell, of Snyder; one brother-in-law, Bernard Garrett and his wife, Melinda, of Bryan; and many nieces and nephews.
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Millie Thompson
Amelia Millie Thompson, 75, of Snyder, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. 
Funeral service for Mrs. Thompson will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon John Bane officiating. Burial will follow at Snyder Cemetery. 
A rosary will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Born on April 7, 1943 in Snyder to Ramon Z. Castillo  and Faustina Sanchez, she married Billy Wayne Thompson on Dec. 15, 2001 in Snyder. He preceded her in death on May 20, 2005. Millie was an LVN at Cogdell Memorial Hospital for 25 years.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Helen Hall, Gloria Tercero and Dora Gonzales.
Survivors include one daughter, Cecelia Alonzo of Lubbock; one daughter/niece, Cordelia Tercero of Lubbock; one son, Manuel Franco of Odessa; four sisters, Josie Alvarez of Sunnyvale, Calif., Arlene Cortinez of Odessa and Margarita Rivera and Abelina Garcia and her husband, Felipe, all of Lubbock; two brothers, Fred Castillo and his wife, Maria, of Snyder and Manuel Castillo of Midland; and one granddaughter, Caitlin Alonzo of Lubbock.
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
Fax: (325) 573-0044