Obituaries

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23
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Genelle Smith Summers

October 28, 1931 - August 18, 2018

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23
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Charles “Chuck” R. Smith

April 14, 1932 - August 19, 2018

Chuck was born in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas to Dillard G. Smith and MaeBelle Cyphers Smith on April 14, 1932. Chuck graduated from Rotan High School in 1949. He attended Texas Tech for one year. He joined the U.S. Air Force and was a finance specialist for four years. He graduated from U.T. at Austin in 1958 with a BBA Degree in Marketing. He spent 10 years in the oil business then entered the real estate business in 1968 specializing in real estate development until his demise. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Fred Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; and a daughter, Sharon Smith. His survivors are a brother, David Wray Smith of Rotan, Texas; a niece, Heather Smith ; a nephew, Todd Smith of California; and many cousins through the state. Chuck will be buried next to his daughter, Sharon Smith, at Cook Walden Memorial Park in Pflugerville, Texas. At his request there will not be a service.

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09
Aug
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Carolyn Van Loon-Foster

May 8, 1954 - August 5, 2018

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Jessica Janette Knox

November 18, 1986 - July 21, 2018

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19
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Shirley McHaney

Jluy 21, 1919 - July 9, 2018

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12
Jul
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Eugene Forrest Carter

November 28, 1925 - July 1, 2018

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12
Jul
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Cynthia Ann (Lewis) Putnam

February 8, 1940 - July 7, 2018

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12
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Shirley McHaney

July 21, 1919 - July 9, 2018

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05
Jul
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Linda Sue Adams Carnes April 21, 1944 - May 11, 2018

On May 11, 2018 Linda Sue Adams Carnes departed this Earth to join her beloved husband Clifton Lee Carnes, in God’s kingdom. Linda was born on April 21, 1944 in Mitchell County, Texas. She was the 7th of 11 children born to James “Daddy Bill” Adams and Lenora Feaster Adams. Linda had a servant’s heart and her generosity was felt by many. She had a gift for making those around her feel special. Linda married the love of her life, Mr. Clifton Lee Carnes on June 29, 1964 in Sweetwater, Texas. They would go on to raise both a daughter and a son, and enjoy a 42 year marriage. While Linda raised her children she was actively involved in the PTA, eventually becoming a lifetime member. Linda found true joy in baking and decorating cakes for friends and family, ever missing an opportunity to host a party or help with a wedding. Linda was a founding member of Grace Temple Baptist Church and served as their executive secretary.

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05
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Anna Sue Whitman September 1, 1934 - June 29, 2018

Anna Sue Whitman , better known as “Nan”, of Mertzon, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2018. She was 83 years old and was born in Stonewall County on September 1, 1934, to Marvin and Ruby Bilberry. She truly lived a life of service, both in her career as a registered nurse at Abilene State School and in her personal life. Nan is survived by her four children, Kay (Stan) of Mertzon, Mark Whitman of Aspermont, Pam (Joe) Hyde of Dallas, and Ray (Melanie) Whitman of Katy. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren: Matthew (Ariel) Holcomb, Holly (Drew) Rylander, Caitlin (John) Dressler, Trent Whitman, Meredith (Zach) Williams, Paige (Nathan) Daughety, and Ryan Whitman. Her beloved great-grandchildren include Colton, Bao, Rankin, Finn, Lincoln, and Hazel Grace. In addition to her family, she was loved and adored by her many friends.

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