LORAINE--Jacky Chambliss, age 62, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 in a Lubbock hospital. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Kiker-Seale Chapel with Dr. Jerry Shields officiating. Burial followed in the Lone Wolf Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Mr. Chambliss was born July 29, 1952 in Guyman, OK to Tommie and PreDetta VanWagner Chambliss. He married Debbie Petty on May 17, 1976 in Colorado City. He was a safety coordinator for Tucker Midstream Pipeline.
He survived by his wife, Debbie Chambliss of Loraine; sons, Kelly and Rebecca Hearin of Colorado City and Wesley and Jessica Chambliss of Colorado City; daughters, Kiki and David Rogers and Daphne and Keith Porter; sisters, Detta Corona of Dallas, Brenda Busby of Hereford; a brother, Gregg Chambliss of Amarillo.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Christopher.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials to an animal rescue or your favorite charity.
David William Woods
COLORADO CITY-- There is not a more beautiful sight than to watch that of a sunset, because the beauty is knowing that as one moment in time ends, another is just beginning beyond the horizon. This is true with life, because on September 5, 2014, God saw fit to give David a beautiful sunset, and as his friends and loved ones enjoyed the beautiful lights descend across the sky, his heavenly father and his angels above welcomed him into a new dawn beyond the horizon. David William Woods was born in Colorado City to William and Mattie Woods on April 25, 1938. He was educated in the Colorado Independent School District, graduating from Wallace High School.
Although David excelled in basketball and track, his father was a proponent of academics. It was basketball that earned him an athletic scholarship to Butler College, where he attended for three years. He spent his senior year at Bishop College; first in Marshall and completed his education at the Dallas campus- graduating in 1961 with an academic GPA of 2.89 (on a 3.0 scale) and his athletic prowess with a 23.6 average per game, 6.3 rebound average and a 89% free- throw average. His most important college success was centered around a special moment, during his senior year. Bishop College was in a crucial game that would elevate their team to the conference tournament. There was an essential element which played a vital role to his personal excitement, which led to the 31 points that were scored in 3½ periods of play, leading to their win. He later furthered his education in Education Administration, attending the University of Texas (Austin), University of Texas Permian Basin (Odessa) and Texas Tech University (Lubbock).
David spent 36 years in education; one year with Karnack Independent School District and 35 years with Colorado Independent School District. During his time he spent 31 years as an English teacher and his last five years as a secondary administrator. He retired on June 5, 2000 with his loving wife, Billie Marie Woods.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Billie Marie.
Those left to rejoice in his memory are his sons, David, Jr., Kevin and Kenon; grandchildren, Keaundra Simington and Kenyatta Marie Woods; and a host of loving family and dear friends.
David was a man of great strength and support who has been a part of many lives through the years. He was one who always seemed to give us that bit of wisdom and encouragement that only David could. He has been a great influence to us all collectively and individually, and will be truly missed. So as we celebrate his life on this side of his sunset, know that he has been reunited with Ms. Billie, who welcomed him with open arms and love. Today, we send his earthly remains back as God has instructed us to do, but the spirit and memories of David will follow us for many days to come.
COLORADO CITY-- Mrs. Vernice Laster, age 102, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in a local care center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 16, 2014, in the Kiker-Seale Chapel with Dr. Jerry Shields officiating. Burial followed in the Dunn Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Mrs. Laster was born September 10, 1912 in China Grove to Joe and Mattie Allen Hairston and had been a lifelong resident of Scurry and Mitchell Counties. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Dunn High School in the Class of 1930. She was a member of the Dunn Eastern Star and the Dunn Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Jo Stubblefield of Colorado City and Gerry and husband, Bill Ray of Bryan; two grandchildren, Cathy and husband, Shane Sperry and Greg and wife, Lynn Ray; three great-grandsons; three great-great-grandsons; two great-great-granddaughters and one step-great-great-grandson.
The family received friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.