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Obits

Opal Baker

Opal Baker, 94 died on Saturday, November 15,  in Kyle, Texas.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Ryan Strebeck, Pastor – Lakeview United Methodist Church officiating.

Opal Mozelle Seago was born March 4, 1920 in Wheeler County, Texas to William and Anna (Wardlaw) Seago. On June 1, 1938 in Hartley, TX she married Howard Baker. Opal was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed making bread for her children to enjoy after school each day, providing cream pies and pimento sandwiches for the basketball concessions and making friends feel welcomed and at home when they visited. She was a seamstress, accountant, homemaker and brownie leader who could crochet, knit and write poetry. An active member of the Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School and bible school.

Peggy Yvonne Dunavan

Peggy Yvonne Dunavan, 66, Hartley, Texas, died at her home on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

The daughter of Owen and Julia Pearl “Judy” Dunavan, she was born December 2, 1947 at Mound City, Kansas.

Peggy attended Pittsburg State University and traveled to many countries. She lived in California, Wisconsin, Kansas and then moved to Hartley,Texas to be closer to family.

A memorial service was held at the community building in Hartley, Texas on Wednesday, November 19. Burial will be at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Mound City, Kansas.

Bill Ridenour

Bill Ridenour, 84, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 in Graham, TX. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethel Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

Bill was born August 28, 1930 in Spanish Fort, TX to the late Jacob Allen and Onah (Rich) Ridenour. He married Marilyn Theresia Warden December 31, 1954 in Dalhart. Billy was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from General Telephone & Electronics. He was a member Bethel Baptist Church and a deacon both at Bethel and at Lincoln Street Baptist Church in Dalhart, TX until moving to Graham.

Bill did maintenance and handyman work for any church he was a member of and often assisted elderly members of the community with needed tasks. He enjoyed woodworking of any kind, loved motorcycles and was a member of Christian Motorcycle Association for several years.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church or American Cancer Society.