Obituaries

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Glenn E. Heiney

Glenn E. Heiney, age 90, of Meridian, passed away on Friday morning, April 13, 2018, on his ranch after several very painful months battling cancer, after being diagnosed in late December. He never quit fighting. Funeral services will be held on Sat., April 21, at 2 p.m. in the Riverside Baptist Church, 801 East Morgan Street, in Meridian with Rev. R. C. Kelley officiating. Burial will be in the Meridian Memorial Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service time. Glenn was born on August 28, 1927, in Herculaneum, MO and raised in Festus, MO. He served with the U. S. Army during WWII. Glenn worked as the farm manager for Golden Seed Company in Cordova, Ill for several years. Later he went into business for himself training horses and riders. He held horsemanship clinics across the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Switzerland and Israel. His life passion was working with people and horses.

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Victoria Ranae Conner

Victoria Ranae Conner age 35 of Meridian, passed away suddenly Sat., April 7, 2018 at her residence in Meridian. Funeral services were April 12, 2018 at the Morgan First Baptist Church with Brother Charles Collett officiating. Visitation was April 11, at Lawson Funeral Home. Burial was at the Morgan Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Tiffner, Nathan Conner, Joseph McLennan, Benito Davalos, Scott Turley, and Matthew Conner. Victoria Ranae McLennan was born on Feb. 21, 1983 in Meridian, Tx to Tina Louise McLennan. She attended Morgan High School where she graduated as the Valedictorian in 2001. After high school Victoria married Tony Conner on Oct. 27, 2004 in Meridian. She was fortunate enough to be able to stay at home and raise her children. During her free time she loved planting flowers, and taking pictures of her children. Often times you would find Victoria laying on the couch watching TV with her children. She was a very loving and patient mother. She will be missed by all.

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Margaret Winkler

Margaret Winkler, age 60, of Meridian, passed away Monday morning, April 9, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were Wed., April 11, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Meridian. Rev. Colin Errington, James Gilbert, Rev. Richard Creech, and Rev. Phil McClendon officiated. Visitation was from April 10, also at the First Baptist Church. Margaret Bonnot was born on Sept. 6, 1957 in Ganado, Ts to Charles Joseph and Johnna Margaret Rafferty Bonnot. She married the love of her life, David Winkler on June 19, 1982 in Edna, Tx. They raised three children together, teaching them to love the Lord along the way. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, who adored their “MarMar.” She also enjoyed watching her Aggies play, fishing with friends, working cattle with her husband, and opening her heart and home to others: never doing anything halfway.

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Martin Del Bosque

Martin Del Bosque, 63, of Clifton, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2018 after a long struggle with cancer. He passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 9, at the Grand Old Gospel Lighthouse. Burial followed at Clifton Memorial Park. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church. Martin was born in Mathis, Tx on November 19, 1954 to Juan and Jesusa Del Bosque. He married Alice Navarrete on August 19, 1989 and they spent 28 years together in marriage. Martin had three children Marty, Marci, and Monica. Martin loved classic rock music and attended many concerts over the years. He was known for his collection of rock concert T-shirts and loved listening to his music. He also enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. Reading western books was also a favorite past time for Martin.

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Troy Lee Woosley

Troy Lee Woosley, age 49, was released from his worldly pain and suffering and went to be with our Heavenly Father at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Troy passed in the loving presence of family and friends in SICU at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest due to complications from long term, hard fought, chronic health conditions. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Clifton Funeral Home Chapel, 303 S. Ave F Clifton, TX. Elder Travis Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park Cemetery on the N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd in Robinson. Visitation was held April 10, at Clifton Funeral Home. Troy was born Oct. 15, 1968 in Galveston County, TX and grew up in Clifton, TX alongside his identical twin brother Scott Woosley. Troy was a graduate of Clifton High School where he was a proud Clifton Cub football player.

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Presley Lewis Hatley

Presley Lewis Hatley, 88, of Kerrville, Tx was called home on April 7, 2018 to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on October 3, 1929 on the Dennis Pope Ranch in Barksdale, Tx. That was his grandfather’s ranch, which later was conveyed to his mother Jewel Izora Pope Hatley, and was also his home during his childhood. Presley went to grammar school in Barksdale, then completed his high school in Rocksprings, Tx and graduated in 1949. Presley worked on the Dennis Pope Ranch for a short period of time after he graduated high school then was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1950. Prior to being deployed to Korea he married Dorothy Lee Ratliff on May 15, 1951 during his two-week furlough. After being deployed to Korea, Presley proudly served two years in active combat duty on the front lines as a squad leader in the rifle platoon as part of the 224th Infantry Division. Presley was the recipient of several decorations and medals during his time in active combat duty.

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Shepherd Green, III

Shepherd Green, III, 53 of Clifton passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Clifton with Father Xavier Silvadasan as celebrant. Interment will be held at a later date. Rosary to be recited at 6:00 P.M. Friday, April 13, 2018 at Clifton Funeral Home. Born June 2, 1964 in Gardena, CA, he was the son of Angela Perez Green and Shepherd Green, Jr. After growing up in Gardena and graduating from Gardena High School, he moved to Las Cruces, NM for a time. On July 30, 2017, Shepherd was united in marriage to Lisa Diane Agin in Las Vegas, NV. Prior to owning his own business, Green Air AC and Heating in Clifton, he was employed at Lochridge Priest. A hardworking, honest, and dependable pillar of the community, Shepherd loved Clifton and providing AC and heat to everyone.

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Adam Charles Sowder, Sr.

Adam Charles Sowder, Sr., age 93 of Whitney, passed away early Monday morning, March 26, 2018 at a Clifton nursing facility. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Mitchell Cemetery in Iredell, Tx. Charlie Jones officiated. Pallbearers were Charlie Bandy, Adam Sowder III, Michael Sowder, Jimmy Middlebrook, Keegan Sowder and Chase McCoy. Honorary Pallbearer was Gage Bandy. Adam Charles Sowder, Sr., was born on December 20, 1924 in Iredell, Tx to James Ray and Myrtle Lee Hodge Sowder. He served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 9, 1942 until he was honorably discharged on Jan, 10, 1946. Adam was a retired machinist from Bell Helicopter after 20 years. He had a late-in-life career in law enforcement in the early 1980’s starting out in Johnson County. He served as Chief of Police at Rio Vista for a few years before moving on to Hill County where he retired after 20 years in law enforcement.

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Winona Schroeder Myers

Winona “Nonie” Myers, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette, Louisiana. She is survived by her sisters Doris Hadley of Mesquite, Tx and Gloria Whitaker and her husband Tom of Dallas, Tx, her brother Glenn and his wife Ange of Clifton, Tx and also her “Louisiana Trahan Family ” and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde “Buck” Myers and her parents, Rudy and Leona Schroeder, Valley Mills, Tx. A native of Texas and a Lafayette resident since 1963, Nonie retired as a registered nurse with University Medical Center of Lafayette after 32 years of dedicated service. A heartfelt appreciation is extended by the Myers family to the ICU unit of Lafayette General Medical Center and her family of friends at Courtyard Manor Retirement Home, Lafayette. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com.

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Maebelle Watterson Blewett

Maebelle Watterson Blewett died peacefully on March 22, 2018 at the age of 96 at Goodall-Witcher Nursing Facility in Clifton, Texas. Maebelle was born on May 5, 1921 to Henry V. and Lyda Lee Watterson. She received most of her education in Dallas, where she graduated from North Dallas High School in 1939. Maebelle was married to John William (Bill) Blewett Jr. on June 18, 1940. They raised their family in Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Clifton. To the union of Bill and Maebelle, three children were born: John Charles (Chuck), Sherryl Lee (Sherrie), and Lori. Maebelle was the office manager at the Clifton Telephone Company jointly owned by Bill and his father John William Blewett Sr. She remained at Bill’s side until his death in 1991. She was active in civic and church affairs, and the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, arranging flowers, and making ceramics.

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