Oct. 29 Obituaries

Ben Essery
1956-2019
Ben Thomas Essery, 62, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 in Dallas.
Funeral service for Mr. Essery will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Polar Cemetery with Preacher Bill Welsh officiating. The service will be under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.
Born on Dec. 24, 1956 in Snyder to Marion and Nellie Essery, he enjoyed computers, stargazing and science fiction movies. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Edward and Nellie LaVange (Goodmen) Essery, and one brother, Robert Frank Essery.
Survivors include one sister, Connie Essery of Snyder; one brother, Eddie Essery and his wife, Rhonda, of Everett, Wash.; one sister-in-law, Tanya Essery of Snyder; four nephews, William Mayle and his wife, Alisa, of Snyder, Daniel Essery of Michigan, Dustin Essery of Everett, Wash. and Rob Essery and his wife, Emma, of Plano; two nieces, Shehala Essery of Jefferson City, Mo. and Christy Comb and her husband, Josh, of Snyder; four extended family members, Concetta Harvey of Racine, Wis. and Amanda, Sonora and Travienna Harvey; one aunt, Ruth Morrell and her husband, Marvin, of Snyder; and his cousins, the Morrell and Fisk families of Snyder.
Online condolences may be posted at www.millerfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Melba Gasaway
1920-2019
Melba Jo (Dawson) Gasaway, 99, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 in Snyder.
Funeral service for Mrs. Gasaway will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Culwell officiating. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memory Gardens of Pampa under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home..
Born on Sept. 22, 1920 in Joplin, Mo. to Joe Sherman and Essie Blanche (Hughes) Dawson, she married Homer Gasaway in 1944 in Pampa. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1975. She lived in Pampa for 50 years and moved to Snyder in 1991 to be near her son. She was employed in the Gray County Extension Office for 22 years, before going to the Texas State Capitol for the remaining years before her retirement. She was a member of Colonial Hill Baptist Church and loved to sew.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Joe Sherman and Essie Blanche (Hughes) Dawson, and one daughter, Tanya Gasaway.
Survivors include one son, Harold Wayne Gasaway of Snyder; one granddaughter, Cherie Keller and her husband, Chris, of Pampa; one great-granddaughter, Kaia Gasaway of Pampa; and one great-grandson, Deitrich Keller of Pampa.
Online condolences may be posted at www.millerfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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