COLORADO CITY-- Mrs. Louisa Davila, age 87, died Tuesday evening, May 13, 2015, at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Burial followed in the Mitchell County Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Mrs. Davila was born June 21, 1927 in Waelder to Guadalupe and Rita Campos Luera. She married Roberto Davila on November 8, 1947 in Colorado City. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1984. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Cruz and husband, Ysidro Lozano of Colorado City and Franses and husband, Ricardo Miller of Odessa; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by two sons, John Davila and Paul Davila; a daughter, Celia Davila; five brothers and two sisters.
A rosary was held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at the funeral home.
COLORADO CITY-- Mr. Carrol Kennedy, age. 69, died Sunday morning, May 17, 2015, in a local hospital. Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Kiker-Seale Chapel with Dr. Jerry Shields officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Rowe Cemetery in Hedley under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Carrol was born December 9, 1945 in Memphis to James Marvin and Eva Leon Nivens Kennedy and had been a resident of Colorado City since 1987. He married Mary Ellen Hammond on May 28, 1987 in Hedley. He was a retired construction superintendent having worked in Borger, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Alpine, San Angelo, Childress, Clarendon area, Big Spring, Abilene, Colorado City and DeRidder, LA. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Hedley.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Kennedy of Colorado City; a son, Marvin Craig and wife, Nancy Kennedy of Frederick, OK; five daughters, Selena and husband, Douglas of Frederick, OK, Misty Carrol Dryden of Spring, Lori Hammond of Midland, Sue and husband, Jim Hobbs of Midland and Sherri and husband, Mike Fuller of Albuquerque, NM; sister, Cleta Davis of Conway, AR; and a sister-in-law, Ann Kennedy of Hedley; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by two brothers, Perry Glyn Kennedy and Cecil Hoyce Kennedy.
The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 at the funeral home.
COLORADO CITY--Mr. Jay McCollum, age 79, died Monday morning, May 18, 2015, at his residence. Per his request, he is being cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Services are under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.
Jay was born June 15, 1935 in Crane to O.J. and Emma Jo Hart McCollum. He married Charlie Branton on July 28, 1985 in Houston. He was a retired geologist and sales representative for Dyna Drill. He was very active in church and civic activities in Colorado City. He was a longtime member of the Lion’s Club and longtime president of the Heart of West Texas Museum Board.
He is survived by his wife, Charlie McCollum of Colorado City; two daughters, Lisa Cockrell of Colorado City and Shawn and husband, Jim Parker of Eddy; one son, West Hart and wife Janet of Colorado City; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to to South Plains Wildlife Rehab Center, 3308 95th St, Lubbock, TX 79423.
COLORADO CITY-- Mr. Tex Blankenship, age 77, died Saturday, May 17, 2015 evening in an Abilene hospital. As per his request, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in the First Baptist Church in Colorado City, with Dr. Jerry Shields officiating. Kiker-Seale Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Tex was born December 8, 1937 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Aaron and Viola Beatrice Adams Blankenship. He had been a resident of Colorado City for the past 50 years. He married Jolene Bagwell on April 19, 1958 in Wewoka, OK. He worked for Atlantic Richfield Oil & Gas for 38 years as a pumper and roustabout. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Colorado City and a 38-year member of the Colorado City Volunteer Fire Dept.
He is survived by his wife Jolene Blankenship of Colorado City; a daughter, Leisa Dawson of Colorado City; a son, Rod Blankenship of Cristoval; a brother, Alvis and wife, Beverly Blankenship of Lawn; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles Blankenship and a grandson, Reno Martin.
The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the funeral home.
Colorado City, TX