Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – Volume XVI, Issue No. 23

Patsy Deloise Russell

1937 – 2015

Services for Patsy Deloise Russell, 77, of Golden, were held on October 5 at Golden Baptist Church, with Bro. Ed Lewis and Chaplain David Hicks officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola.

Mrs. Russell died on October 2, 2015, in a Mineola nursing home. She was born on November 4, 1937, in Wood County to William Earl and Nannie Prather Jones. She married George Arthur Russell on November 18, 1955, in Golden.

She lived in Wood County all her life and was a homemaker and a member of Golden Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of Golden; sons, Randy Russell and wife Bonnie, and Tony Russell and wife Sandra all of Golden; daughter, Tamie Hogue and husband Lacy of Golden; brother, Bill Ed Jones of Quitman; sister-in-law, Frances Davis of Tyler; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and two on the way; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Truman Jones and Alvis Jones.

Services were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.

Brady Delano Sneed

1938 – 2015

Funeral services for Brady Delano Sneed, 77, of Alba, are scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, at 1:00 p.m. at Emory Baptist Church. Bro. Richard Pile will officiate.

Interment will follow in Emory City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Talbot, Lloyd Talbot, Eddie Jewell, Mavrick Pierce, Grady Sneed, Richard Sneed, Michael Bozeman and Billy Tripp.

Mr. Sneed died on September 29, 2015, at the VA Hospital in Dallas. He was born on May 28, 1938, in Ringwood, Oklahoma, to Louis Frank and Sarah Ophelia Hamilton Sneed. He married Janet Laverne Beck in McAlester, Oklahoma, on May 31, 1986.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis and later worked as an independent natural gas pipeline inspector.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Michelle Remien and partner Helen of Portland, Oregon, Melissa Talbot and husband Brad of Alba, and Jennifer Bozeman and husband Michael of Point; son, Edward Eugene Jewell Jr. and partner Alyssia of McAlester, Oklahoma; brothers, James Sneed and wife Donna of Concord, Arkansas, identical twin Grady Sneed and wife Dianne of Lake Havasu, Arizona, and Richard Sneed and wife Linda of Eugene, Oregon; sisters: Wanda Mahaney of Tipp City, Ohio, Alice Russell of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Esther Lager of Newport, Oregon; grandchildren, Christian, Mercedes, Jalynn, Cameron, Jessica, Maverick, Ryleigh, Joseph, Wyatt and Wayland; great-granddaughter, Haidyn; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Mr. Sneed was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Wilma; and nephew, David Sneed.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

Thelma Grace Weddle

1912 – 2015

Graveside services for Thelma Grace Weddle, 102, of Emory will be held at a later date in Eldorado. Interment of her ashes will be by the side of her husband’s grave there.

Mrs. Weddle died on October 3, 2015, at Senior Suite Care & Rehab in Emory. She was born on October 7, 1912, to Ragnhild Madsen and Hans Christian Nelson outside Randlett, Oklahoma, on a farm her father received in the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889. Both parents were immigrants from Denmark.

She married John W. Weddle in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 27, 1939. They resided in many countries before retiring to Hemet, California, in 1968. She moved to Texas in 2011.

Mrs. Weddle began playing piano at age two by listening to her mother play. She played by ear and was the life of parties in the Randlett area where she graduated from high school. She attended two years of college and worked as a secretery.

She continued to play piano as a hobby and entertained thousands of veterans from three wars at the Sawtelle Veterans Hospital in Los Angeles, California. She was a member of the Red Cross for 17 years and played piano for 24 years at the Singalong in Hemet as well as at other events. She was a Christian.

Mrs. Weddle is survived by neices, Juandell Weddle of Emory, Martha Holland and Jeri Whitten both of San Angelo and Dorothy Weddle of Midland; nephews, John Paul Weddle and wife Linda of Lubbock and Bill Weddle of Bastrop; special great-neice, Jodie Weddle; great-nephews, Jay Weddle and wife Carla and Jon Perry Weddle all of Emory; and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Harry and Paul Nelson; and nephews, Jerald Weddle, Joe Weddle and Mike Weddle.

Cremation was handled by Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory.