Tom Lee Drake, 67, died April 5, 2019. He was born June 12, 1941, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late W.H. & Clifford (Walkup) Drake.
Drake grew up in Davis, graduating from high school in 1959. While still in high school, he met Judi Morton, of Sulphur, and … Read More

Russell Dean Pettit, 78, died Feb. 15, 2019, in Lubbock, TX. He was born on Feb. 17, 1941 to Irvin and Ellis (Lentfer) Pettit on a farm near Burr Oak in Jewell County, Kan. He attended the one-roomed Oak Creek School in Harrison Township, also in Jewell County, graduating … Read More

William “Bill’’ Earl Newsom, 76, of Beeville, TX, died on March 10, 2019. Newsom was born Aug. 26, 1942, in San Antonio. He attended A.C. Jones High School and earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from … Read More

Nelson William Geistweidt, of Doss, died Jan. 22, 2019. He was 87. Geistweidt was born on Jan. 13, 1932, in Fredericksburg, to Edgar and Eleonora Meyer Geistweidt.
He married Evelyn Welgehausen on June 7, 1953, in the Zion Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a … Read More

Edward Joseph “Pat” McGuigan Jr., of Waskom, Texas, passed away in Marshall on December 28, 2018. He was 72.
McGuigan was born on Aug. 8, 1946, in Shreveport, to Edward Joseph and Laura (Rogers) McGuigan. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1965 and attended Panola College.
McGuigan … Read More

Frank Yturria, 95, died Nov. 26, 2018. He was a renowned conservationist and South Texas rancher whose biography includes sharing a rodeo circuit with Gene Autry and Roy Rogers in the 1940s, to single-handedly aiding the ocelot population’s preservation.
Frank graduated from Brownsville High School in 1941 and received … Read More

Janey Briscoe Marmion, Uvalde, died Nov. 6, 2018, at the age of 68. She was born on August 1, 1950, to Janey (Slaughter) and Dolph Briscoe Jr., twice Texas governor and president of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) from 1960-1962. She is survived by a brother, TSCRA … Read More

Robert Russell (Bob) Petty Jr. died Oct. 7, in Sweetwater, at the age of 77. He was born on March 16, 1941 in Sweetwater, the only child of Robert Russell and Mamie (Petri) Petty.
Petty was a lifelong resident of Nolan. He graduated from Divide High School and was … Read More

Marylee Jones Boyd, of Abilene, died Oct 1, 2018. She was 78.
Boyd was born on Jan. 22, 1940, in Muskogee, Okla., to Ossie L. and Mary (Mounts) Jones. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in education. She married Jim Boyd on Dec. 21, 1959 in … Read More

David Guitar, DVM, died Sept. 19, 2018 while a patient at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 72.
Guitar was born on May 2, 1946, in Big Spring, to Repps Bedford and Mary Elizabeth (Hurt) Guitar. He graduated from Cooper High School in Abilene and received … Read More