May 12 Obituaries

Ernie Kariainen
Ernie Kariainen, 56, of Snyder, died Monday, May 7, 2018 in Snyder.  
Funeral service for Mr. Kariainen will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Josh Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Kariainen was born on Jan. 30, 1962 in Wakefield, Mich. to Earnest and Carolyn (Raymond) Kariainen. He married Teresa Treadway on July 28, 1984 in Snyder. Mr. Kariainen was a Master Mason and member of Central Baptist Church in Hermleigh. He loved his family, helping the kids with steers, loved to cook and making Ernie’s Hot Sauce.  
He was preceded in death by his father, one grandson, McKennan Hubbard, and his father-in-law, Nolan “Paw Paw” Treadway.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Kariainen of Snyder; three daughters, Megan Hubbard and her husband, Terrence,  Melanie Kariainen and Morgan Kariainen, all of Snyder; his mother, Carolyn Kariainen of Bergland, Mich.; three brothers, Don Kariainen, Rory Kariainen and Mike Kariainen and his wife, Carol, all of Bergland, Mich.; two sisters; Mary Huettl of Bergland, Mich. and Emma Figge and her husband, Chris, of Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren, Ryan Kariainen and Raegan Hubbard, both of Snyder; one sister-in-law, Joan Ramirez and her husband, Barnie; his mother-in-law, Linda Treadway of Snyder; and one brother-in-law, Nolan Treadway and his wife, Becky, of Snyder.
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Dot Stokes
Doris “Dot” Stokes, 89, of Snyder, died Friday, May 11, 2018 at Snyder Oaks Care Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Charles Wilson
Charles R. Wilson, 86, of Snyder and formerly of Wichita Falls, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Snyder Oaks Care Center.
Graveside service for Mr.  Wilson will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery in Wichita Falls with Pastor Jack Jordan officiating. The service will be under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Wilson was born on March 19, 1932 in Wichita Falls to Judge and Anna Mae (Patrick) Wilson. He married Lillian Lawless on June 4, 1952 in Wichita Falls. She preceded him in death on May 10, 2009. Mr. Wilson was a pipe tester in the oilfield industry.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jack Wilson and Bob Wilson.
Survivors include one son, Charlie Wilson and his wife, Kathy, of Snyder; one sister, Sue Rohrssn and her husband, Buster, of Wisconsin; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Online condolences may be posted at

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