Obituaries

Wed
28
Oct

Ralph K. Robinson

Ralph K. Robinson, 83, of Clifton, TX, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 from complications of vascular dementia. Following a private family burial at Clifton Memorial Park, a public memorial service was held to honor Ralph’s life on Saturday, Oct. 24 at First Baptist Church Clifton with Dr. Jerry Smith officiating, and a reception to follow. Robinson was born on March 17, 1932 at home in the Cayote-Womack community and graduated from Meridian High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas Wesleyan College and did graduate studies at Texas Christian University and the University of New Mexico. Robinson married Helen DeLano in 1953, who he met at college. Robinson served in the U.S. Marine Corps at duty stations in California, Virginia, Hawaii, and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. Robinson worked for Amoco as a petroleum landman for over 36 years and retired in 1992 as Division Land Manager.

Wed
28
Oct

Johnnie Lee Conrad

Johnnie Lee Conrad, 100, of Clifton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 in the Hope Center of the Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home. Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at the Clifton Funeral Home and a private graveside service for family members was held Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Clifton Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Mary Gean Cope of the First United Methodist Church of Clifton officiated at the service. Johnnie was born on March 4, 1915 in Bosque County to Joseph C. and Loraine Ryan. She graduated from Clifton High School and married Eldor Conrad on Oct. 14, 1934. They were married for over 67 years until Eldor passed away in 2002. They had two children, Bobby Joe and Linda Ann. She was a devoted mother, friend and neighbor. Johnnie loved to cook, sew, quilt, crochet and work in her garden, when she wasn’t working to support the family. She retired from the Clifton ISD Tax Office.

Wed
21
Oct

Mary C. Carley

Mary C. Carley, age 95, of Morgan, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in a Hillsboro nursing facility. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian with Bro. Phil Murphy officiating. Interment followed at the Morgan Cemetery in Morgan, Texas. Pallbearers were Gary Orfield, Durwood Koonsman, Jim Lamb, Wayne Young, Richard Young and Carl Young. Mary was born on Dec. 3, 1919 in Reagan, Texas to William Carl and Mary Dickens Young. She grew up in and was educated in Reagan. Mary worked in the Falls County Courthouse for several years until  marrying R.L. Carley. The couple moved to Morgan in 1944 where they operated Carley’s Grocery and Dry Goods. Her husband passed away in 1959 and she continued operating the store until 1979 when she retired. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by four generations of 64 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: William and Mary Dickens Young; and her husband: Rufus L.

Wed
21
Oct

Billy Wayne Burch

Billy Wayne Burch, 68, of Clifton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at his residence. Funeral services were held at Church of Christ, Clifton, with Mr. Steve Countryman officiating. Burial followed at Clifton Memorial Park. Billy was born Aug. 31, 1947 in Meridian. He was the son of James Sr. and Elouise (Yoakum) Burch. After graduating from Meridian High School, he went on to serve his country in the Unites States Army in Germany. After the Army, Billy went to work for Clifton Moulding for several years. He worked in the oil field for 4 years,Wilkerson Feed Store in Meridian for 5 years, then for Trotter Construction in Walnut Springs for 10 years, retiring in 2009. He enjoyed hunting and was an  avid fisherman. Preceding him in death were his parents and 1 nephew, Brian Burch of Clifton.

Wed
21
Oct

Betty Louise Stevenson

Betty Louise Stevenson, 88, of Laguna Park passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. No Services are  scheduled at this time. Born Aug. 24, 1927 in Floyd County, Betty was the daughter of Delbert Wilburn and Lois (Baker) Bybee. Survivors include her children, Lois Marie Givens Degges and Husband Wade; Charles Orrin Givins Jr. and wife Pam; grandchildren, Cody Degges and wife Tanya, Robbie Givens; and one great-grandchild, Braden Degges. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be made at www.cliftonfh.com.

Wed
21
Oct

Ralph K. Robinson

Ralph K. Robinson, 83, of Clifton, died Oct. 17, 2015 from complications of vascular dementia. Following a private family burial at Clifton Memorial Park, a public memorial service will be held to honor Ralph’s life at 2 p.m., Oct. 24 at the First Baptist Church in Clifton, with a reception to follow. Robinson was born at home on March 17, 1932 in the Cayote-Womack community and graduated from Meridian High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas Wesleyan College and did graduate studies at Texas Christian University and the University of New Mexico. Robinson married Helen DeLano in 1953, who he met at college. Robinson served in the U.S. Marine Corps at duty stations in California, Virginia, Hawaii and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged with the rank of captain. Robinson worked for Amoco as a petroleum landman for over 36 years and retired in 1992 as Division Land Manager.

Wed
14
Oct

Larry Floyd Mickelson

Larry Floyd Mickelson, age 74, of Iredell, Texas went to be with the Lord on Oct. 6, 2015 in the comfort of his residence, with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at Oct. 10 at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap with Pastor Joan Iker and Pastor Gordon Johnson officiating. Internment followed at the St. Olaf Lutheran (Rock Church) Cemetery in Cranfills Gap. Pallbearers were Chad Henderson, Adam Walther, Gary Young, Gary Collins, Blake Henderson, and Chris Collins. Honorary Pallbearers were Terry Flory and Edward Herbert. Mr. Mickelson was born on Oct. 30, 1940 in Meridian to Floyd Carl and Virgie Irene Hovend Mickelson. Larry lived in Cranfills Gap up until he was in the ninth grade. The family then moved to Arlington where he graduated from Arlington High School in 1959. He was a longtime banker in Arlington for 35 years. Larry later moved back to Iredell and started an Insulation business.

Wed
14
Oct

Ray H. Gibbons

Ray H. Gibbons, age 94, of Meridian, Texas, passed away early Monday morning, September 28, 2015, at Goodall-Witcher Nursing Facility. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Sept. 30, at the Meridian First Baptist Church with Chaplain Ed Stauffer, Rev. Richard Creech, and Rev. Colin Errington, officiating. Interment was in the Meridian Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Pennington, Payton Wallace, James Gregory, Leo Young, Rex Anderson, Bob Lehman, Byron Howard, and Earl Courtney. Honorary Pallbearers were Ron Bowlin, Billy Moore, Doc Adams, Gene Harville, Greg Garland, Curt Balmos, Bob Patton, Bubba Crawford, Joe Allen, and the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department. Ray Herald Gibbons was born on Oct. 9, 1920 in Iredell, Texas to D. O. and Gracie Gibbons. He was an only child. Ray graduated from Iredell High School. On May 3, 1941, Ray married Tommie Webb in Glen Rose. To this marriage, one child was born, Emma Sue Gibbons.

Wed
07
Oct

Doris Evelyn Moore

Doris Evelyn Moore, 85 of Fort Worth, beloved sister and aunt, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Doris was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Clifton. She lived a life devoted to family, teaching, art and adventure. After graduating from North Texas College and earning a Master’s Degree from Columbia University, she followed her bliss by becoming an Art teacher to American children in Germany for 18 years. It was during this time that she created a lasting family memory for her nephews and sister by taking them on a self-guided tour through Europe in her VW bug. Her determination, independence and dauntless spirit are as vivid to them as her hearty laugh and steely resolve. Doris took every opportunity to expose her young nieces and nephews to other cultures, gifting them with camel saddles, nesting Russian dolls, German wildflower china, and a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Wed
30
Sep

Inez Roberson

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