Reitha Sutherland Smith, 94, formerly of Uvalde, died on Aug. 25, 2015, in New Braunfels. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Uvalde. The Rev. Tim Fahrenthold will officiate. She was born on July 29, 1921, in Uvalde to Thelma (Lewis) and Robert Lee Sutherland. She was a realtor in Uvalde for many years, and she was the first female president of the Uvalde Board of Realtors. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Uvalde. She married three times and was preceded in death by her husbands, Elbert Lee Black, Thomas V. Askew, and Wilvie Smith; her parents; and one sister, Thelma Lee Morrison. She is survived by one son, Michael Black of Uvalde; one daughter, Barbara Williamson and husband, Jerry, of San Marcos, one step-daughter, Shirley Wentz of Uvalde; three brothers, Dolph Sutherland of Carrollton, Tommy Sutherland and wife, Alethea, of Plano, and R. L.
Carolyn’s body and spirit separated on Aug. 27, 2015, at age 82. The first of four girls, she was born on Nov. 24, 1932, to Callie and Fritz Kral, who lived on a farm in La Pryor. After high school, Carolyn worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She married Jack Talbot, a teacher from Uvalde, in 1957. In 1976, Carolyn transferred to San Antonio and continued to work until her retirement in 1989. Carolyn enjoyed cooking, sewing, and being with her grandsons. She made clothing, embroidery, curtains, crafts, quilts, and other creative items. Her delicious cooking was enjoyed by many – especially her cakes, cookies, pies, and desserts. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marilyn Harbert. She is survived by her husband, Jack; one daughter, Deborah, and husband Bill Wedeman; two grandsons, Craig and wife Courtni, and Mark Wedeman.
Billington Taylor Winters Jr., 49, of Uvalde died on Aug. 19, 2015, in Uvalde. He was preceded in death by his father, Billington Taylor Winters Sr. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Frances Winters; three sisters, Mary Frances Henson and husband, Bart, of Uvalde, Margaret Elizabeth Navarrette and husband, Larry, of Odessa, Mollie Jean Gray and husband, Brady, of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Hurley Funeral Home, 303 W. College Ave, Devine, Texas, 78016. (830) 663-4445.
Patricia Ruth Tenney, 74 passed away August 28, 2015. She was born June 9, 1941 in Oklahoma City OK. She graduated Putnam City High School in 1959 and attended Oklahoma Junior College and Oklahoma City Community College. Pat worked 20 years at the Hertz Corporation and 10 at H& R Block. She was an avid bowler and a rabid race fan.
Graveside services for Kent Hart, 55, Hastings, OK will be at the Hastings Cemetery, Hastings, OK, Thursday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m., under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home. Marty Kent Hart was born to Myrna Arlene (Johnson) and Cleo Junior Hart on September 23, 1959 at Duncan, OK and departed this life in Temple, OK on August 31, 2015 at the age of 55 years, 11 months and 8 days. Kent grew up at Comanche, OK where he made his home until moving to Lawton for a couple of years. He eventually settled in Hastings and began working for Medal Span in Waurika, OK where he was employed for several years.
Funeral Services for Keith Harmon, 73, Walters, OK were held at First Baptist Church, Walters, Tuesday, September 1 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Richard Stillwell officiating. Burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Kermit Keith Harmon, Jr. was born to Kermit Keith Sr. and Ruby Pearl (Miller) Harmon on June 16, 1942 at Bainbridge, GA and departed this life in Walters, OK on August 28, 2015 at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 12 days. Keith grew up at Climax, GA. At the age of 17 he joined the U.S. Air Force serving as a Motor Pool mechanic. He ended up having to take a medical retirement midway through his intended military career. Since then he has worked as a mechanic, electrician and worked in the oilfield. He made his home at Guymon, OK, then moved to Lawton, OK in 1981.
Graveside memorial service for Dixie J Coats, 82, of Lawton, was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015, at the Walters Cemetery, Walters, Oklahoma, with Pam West, officiating. Mrs. Coats passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at a local retirement center in Lawton. She was born on March 2, 1933, in Walters, Oklahoma, to Robert Sanford and Vonnie Arvonia Leneau Brewer Wilson. Dixie grew up in Walters and attended school in both Walters and Needles, California, from which she graduated high school. She married Robert (Bob) Coats on January 13, 1951, in Walters. Dixie worked several years at Otasco in Walters and also owned and operated her own beauty shop in Walters. She loved to sew, quilt and cook delicious meals for her family. Following retirement, she and her husband traveled full-time in their motor home for 10 years.
John H. Oliver, 92, formerly of Uvalde, died at his residence in Portland on Aug. 14, 2015. He was born on Nov. 26, 1922, in Crockett to Susan (Allee) and John Denton Oliver. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps at the age of 19 and was stationed in the Philippine Islands. His unit was captured by the Japanese in 1942. He was awarded the Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal, the Pacific Theatre Medal of War, and the Prisoner of War Medal. He later became the national commander of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. In 1958, he opened Oliver’s Jewelry Store in Kingsville and ran it until 1970. He then moved to Uvalde with his wife, Dawn. The couple purchased his brother’s jewelry store, which they owned and operated as Oliver’s Jewelry Store for 19 years. They retired in 1995 and moved to Portland in 2012. He is survived by his wife, Dawn M.
Peggy Trickey Northcutt, 92, died Aug. 22, 2015, at her home in Highland Park, Texas. She was born on July 8, 1923, in Fort Worth to Mary and Charles Trickey and graduated from Texas State College for Women in Denton with a degree in child development. While working for American Airlines at Dallas Love Field, she met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Northcutt. They were married in December of 1948. Peggy was a member of the Dallas Women’s Club, the Junior League of Dallas, and the Junior League Garden Club. She was a parishioner at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, where she served on the altar guild committee for many years. According to the family, she loved playing doubles tennis and hosting her ever-expanding family. In fact, following the death of her husband in 1990, family members wondered how the 67-year-old would navigate the rest of her life without her singular partner.
Alice M. Dawson, 91, of Uvalde died on Aug. 23, 2015, in Schertz. A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Uvalde Cemetery, followed by interment. She was born on Dec. 11, 1923, in Reagan Wells. She was preceded in death by her husband William Lee Dawson Jr., and one son, Darryl Mills Dawson. She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Lee Dawson of Schertz; five grandchildren, Lisa Lee Potter and husband, Byron, Michael Dawson, Michelle Dawson, Melissa Burrier Kaiser and husband, Stephen, and Paul Burrier Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Crystal Keiser, Tammy Burrier, Austin Krueger, Ashley Krueger, and Amber Lee Potter; and three great-great-grandchildren, Izabella Burrier, Celeste Keiser, and Caleigh Keiser.