Elizabeth Bell Hickson
SWEETWATER- Elizabeth Bell Hickson, 92, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Nolan Nursing & Rehab Center. A visitation was held on April 25th at McCoy Funeral Home. A memorial service was held on April 26th at 2:00 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Curtis Ward officiating.
Elizabeth was born on August 22, 1923 and lived in Colorado City most of her life until moving to Sweetwater in 2000. Most of her working life, she was a bait house operator in Colorado City, and then worked at Spartans and Walls Industries as a sewing machine operator. She was a member of the Baptist Church and her love will be greatly missed.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Ann Kamer and husband Roland of Sweetwater; three sons, Hubert Harlan Hickson, Jr. and wife June of Abilene, Danny Hickson and wife Joann of Sweetwater, and Wayne Hickson of Sweetwater; two brothers, Wilburn Bassinger and wife Winona of Abilene, and Hubert Tom Bassinger and wife Shana of Colorado City. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, Hubert H. Hickson; a brother, Dennis Bassinger; and her parents, Gus Valentine and Mary Lee (Moore) Bassinger.
Pallbearers were: Tommy Hickson, Christopher Hickson, Jeff Hickson, John William Hickson, Anthony Hickson, and Roland Dale Kamer. Honorary pallbearers were: Kevin Rogers, Matt Hall, Aaron Gardner, Jacoby Williams, Jeffery Hickson, Steven Kamer and Conner Hickson.
COLORADO CITY- David Heston Redwine, 74, passed away at Providence Hospice Place in Waco on April 25th. A family graveside burial service was held at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Waco, officiated by Dale Bynum, Associate Pastor of Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels, and under the direction of Waco Memorial funeral home. A memorial service for Mr. Redwine will be held at First Baptist Church in Colorado City at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016, with Rev. Jerry Shields officiating. A family visitation will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall at the church.
David was born on June 24, 1941 in Mitchell County to William Heston and Geneva Oliver Redwine. He graduated from Loraine High School in 1959, attended Tarleton State University, graduated Texas A&M University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Science and Education. He completed his Master of Arts Degree in Biology/Parasitology from Southern Methodist University in 1970.
His teaching and coaching career began in Forsan for 13 years, three years in Colorado High School and 19 years at Andrews High School. He taught high school chemistry, physics and geology. Being an avid golfer himself, he coached golf, including the 2A State Championship golf team in 1970, and several state qualifiers in tennis. He also founded and sponsored the Andrews High School Science Club for senior math and science students interested in medical careers.
He retired in 1998, completing 35 years in the field of education. He later returned to Mitchell County where he grew up. David was also a professional photographer, working as a team with his wife under the business name: Redwine Images. He was recognized for both his athletic and lifetime achievements in 2013 with the LHS Wall of Honor Award.
David is survived by his wife, Patricia (Patti) Bodine Redwine of Colorado City; his daughter, Andrea Grimm and husband Bob of Hewitt; his son, Chad Redwine and wife Shawna of Arlington; his son, Brent Henager of The Woodlands; his grandchildren, Anna, Nick, Alex and Abby Petrini, Jay and Pierce Grimm, Jantzen and Jaiden Redwine, Duncan Hanger and Brayden Shows. Also surviving are his brother, Don Redwine and wife Elizabeth; his sister, Sharon Hammond and husband Morris, all of Colorado City; his mother-in-law, Margaret Bodine of New Braunfels; sisters-in-law, Brenda Isgitt and husband Steve of Wimberley, Vickie Bynum and husband Dale of New Braunfels, Marla Stevens and husband Dan of Montgomery, Nina Benham and husband Tim of Lubbock; brother-in-law, Blake Bodine and wife Kelli of Abilene. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends also survive.
He was preceded by his parents, Heston and Geneva Redwine; and by his father-in-law, Truman Bodine.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Mitchell County Hospital, to Providence Hospice Place in Waco, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Robert “Bob” Sanchez, Jr.
FANNETT- Roberto “Bob” Sanchez Jr., 65, died Monday, February 22, 2016 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Mitchell County Cemetery.
He was born on April 28, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Consuelo Salazar and Roberto Sanchez. He is preceded in death by his parents. Robert graduated from Colorado High School in 1969 and attended Howard County Jr. College and Texas Tech.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Sanchez of Fannett; his children, Amelia Poore-Bone and her husband David of Lake Jackson, Derek Lomas, Jamie Lomas and Jennifer Lomas all of Dallas, Cynthia Woodson of Nederland, Brian Melancon and his wife Bonnie of Beaumont, Hollie Mathis and her husband Pacer of Katy, Michelle Jardine and her husband Eddie of Fannett, and Katrina Petitt and her husband Jason of Vidor; brothers, Ray Sanchez and his wife Suzann of Houston, Raymond Sanchez and his wife Lydia of Colorado City, Frank Sanchez and his wife Michelle of The Woodlands, Rick Sanchez and his wife Martha of Tomball; sisters, Irma Dobre and her husband Marin of Spring, and Lisa Garcia and her husband John of Houston; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
COLORADO CITY- Janie Elizabeth Pharis Wright, 81, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 in Lubbock. A celebration of her life will be held at 22nd and Austin Church of Christ on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Janie was born on December 30, 1934 in Eldorado to Jessie Pharis and Ruth Shaw Pharis. They eventually moved to Seminole where she graduated from high school. She married Tommie Wright, the love of her life, in 1963 and they lived in Houston, Buffalo Gap and Loraine before they moved to Colorado City. Janie was a bookkeeper in the banking business for many years.
Her faith was evident in her devotion to God. She was a faithful member of the 22nd and Austin St. Church of Christ. She loved her family and her fur baby, Tuffy. Janie blessed her church family and physical family with her cooking skills. She made the best pies including apricot fried pies and tea cakes. She loved to play games and was a regular member of the Farkle gang at the Wallace Senior Citizen’s Center. Janie loved hosting her friends in her home for games and snacks.
Janie is survived by her daughter, Jeanie Talley of Austin; son, Sammy Wright of Austin; and two granddaughters, Becky Silco and husband David of New Braunfels, and Shelley Conran and husband Stephen, also of New Braunfels. Her grandchildren include, Colby Talley, Cooper Silco and Callie Silco. She is also survived by her brothers, Jesse Ray Pharis and wife Francis of Abilene, and Lloyd Pharis of Graham. Also surviving are her nephews, Allen Pharis and wife Patty of Colorado City, Mike Pharis and wife Vicki of Lewisville, Greg Pharis and wife Darla of Graham, Randy Pharis and wife Karen of Keller, Russell Pharis and wife Kimmie of Abilene, and Kayle Hancock and husband Andy of Tulsa, Oklahoma; numerous grand-nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends who were special to her.
Janie is preceded in death by her husband, Tommie Wright; her parents, Jesse and Ruth Pharis; her sister-in-law, Yvonne Pharis; and her grandmother, Nora Shaw.
The family requests memorials go to Wallace Senior Citizen’s Center or Sunny Glen Children’s Home.
Elizabeth Bell Hickson