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February 3, 1949 – April 14, 2015
Charles Wayne Stifflemire, age 66, of Jonesboro, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in San Antonio. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. today (Saturday), April 18, 2015, at the Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Coffey Cemetery. Charles was born on February 3, 1949, in Lamesa, Texas, to the late Charles Struber and Louise Graves Stifflemire. He married Ruth Cantrell on November 25, 1967. They have resided in Jonesboro for 35 years. He worked for Rice Inspection in McGregor as a water utility inspector. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Glenn, Ray Floyd and David Stifflemire; and one sister, Susie Stifflemire. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Stifflemire; two daughters, Charla Stiffl emire and husband Danny Harris, and Carla Genovese and husband Bobby; one brother, Adam Stiffl emire; and two grandchildren, Blake and Rowdy Stifflemire.

April 12, 1921 – April 10, 2015
Minnie Mae Curry, 93, of Gatesville, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015, at Scott’s Funeral Home with burial at Levita Cemetery. She was born on April 12, 1921, to the late Amos and Ellnore White Bullard in Crawford, Texas. She attended school in Crawford and later married John Alford Snoddy in 1936 in McGregor, Texas. Minnie later married Virgil Curry in Gatesville. Minnie loved quilting, cooking, gardening and taking her grandchildren fi shing. Most of all, she loved the Lord with all her heart, always being His disciple. All mothers are special, but Minnie stood out as a special mother and a blessing to the Snoddy family. Her eyes could light up a room. Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Curry; daughter, Caroline Snoddy; two sisters; three brothers; one grandson, David Patterson; two great-grandsons, Bucky Nichols  and Jonathon Nagle; and one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Caroline Nagle. Minnie is survived by her children, Mary Meeks, Roy Snoddy and wife Shirley, Rodger Snoddy, Christine Patterson, John Snoddy Jr. and wife, Ruth, and Sam Snoddy and wife, Gloria; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express special thanks to The Meadows staff and to Gentiva Hospice for their exceptional care during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Levita Cemetery at 8765 FM 2412, Gatesville, TX 76528. 

September 25, 1939 – April 6, 2015
Bonnie Lee Harrington, age 75, of Gatesville, passed away on Monday, April 06, 2015, in Gatesville. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Davidson Cemetery with Minister Margaret Pleasant officiating. Bonnie was born on September 25, 1939, in Coryell County, to the late John and Viola Fields Chambers. She married Charles Harrington and they resided in Gatesville all their married lives. He preceded her in death in 2000. She worked at Coryell Memorial Hospital for several years. She loved the Lord and looked forward to attending Highway to Heaven Biker Church at The Meadows. She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles David Harrington; two brothers, Loyd and Adney Chambers; and a sister, Evalee Chambers. She is survived by a daughter, Debra Ward and husband, Ben of Lorena; two sisters, Sherry Passamano of Dallas and Bernice Weatherman of Belton; daughter-in-law, Alice Harrington of Angleton; two grandchildren, Zach and Evan Ward; and a special niece, June Chambers. Memorials may be made to the Davidson Cemetery Association, 2413 W. Osage Rd., Gatesville, TX 76528.