Oct. 5 Obituaries
Erma Devers, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Church Point, La. following a lengthy illness.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Erma Nell Lauw was born on April 16, 1938 to William and Erna (Gerhardt) Lauw in Shiner, the youngest of three children. Erma lived the majority of her life in Scurry County, working in restaurants, cosmetology and property management. She was an independent, self-educated and hard working woman, a free spirit who enjoyed dancing, fishing, golfing, horseback riding and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother and sister-in-law, James and Dorothy Lauw.
She is survived by two daughters, Connie Landry and her husband, Wesley, of Church Point, La. and Vicky Williams, of Irving; two grandchildren, Heath Irvine and his wife, Kelsey, of Weatherford and Marci Cmerek and her husband, Matt, of Lubbock; two great-granddaughters, Jordyn Irvine and Dylan Cmerek; and one sister, Patsy Channel and her husband, James, of Odessa.
2 Peter 3:13, “But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.”
Kathryn Dodson, 96, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Snyder.
Funeral service for Mrs. Dodson will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Bell-Cypert Seale Funeral Home with Dr. Tommy Culwell officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 4-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Tommy J. Koonce, 80, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.
Graveside service for Mr. Koonce was held at 2 p.m. today at Throckmorton Cemetery with the Rev. Gene King officiating. The service was under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes in Throckmorton.
Tommy was born on May 24, 1938 in Throckmorton County to Elizabeth Anne (Whitby) Hooker. He married Fern Hammond on Jan. 2, 1981 in Snyder. Tommy was born and raised in Throckmorton and later moved to Clyde in 1985. He loved fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth (Whitby) Hooker, and one brother, John “Buzzy” McMullin.
Survivors include his wife, Fern Koonce of Clyde; one daughter, LaRhonda Moore and her husband, Charley, of Rising Star; one son, David Koonce and his wife, Donna, of Snyder; two stepsons, Rick Cox of Houston and Jay Cox of Paris; three granddaughters, Kara Smith and her husband, Nathan, of Belton, Tana Isbell and her husband, Ben, of Brock and A’Lex Lutz and her husband, Trevor, of Snyder; and two great-grandsons, Carson Isbell of Brock and Kelton Smith of Belton.
Online condolences may be posted at www.smithfamilyfh.com.