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Posted: Saturday, August 7, 2004 12:00 am

Norman Lee Ford

LEVELLAND -- Norman Lee Ford, 77, of Levelland died Tuesday, July 20, in Levelland.

Services were held Saturday, July 24, at Austin Street Church of Christ with James A. Whitehead Sr. officiating.

Burial was in City of Levelland Cemetery.

He was born to Eliga Ford and Katie Hodges in Holland. He moved to Levelland from Holland in 1946. He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Ray Ford.

Survivors are his wife; two sons; six daughters; three sisters, including Nayeola Ford of Temple and Gean Griffin of Troy; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Head and Duarte Funeral Home in Levelland was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Jandreau

KILLEEN -- Richard Paul Jandreau, 66, of Killeen died Monday, July 26, in Gunnison, Colo.

Private family services were held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen with deacon Weldon Bowling officiating.

The body was cremated.

Mr. Jandreau was born in Norwood, N.Y., to William and Agnes Martin Jandreau. He was reared and educated in New York state. He was a retired sergeant first class with more than 20 years of service. His military awards include the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea); Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry; Driver Badge with Driver Bar; Meritorious Unit Citation Second Award; Expert (Rifle); and Good Conduct Medal Clasp, Silver, one Loop.

Survivors are his wife, Anna Jandreau of Killeen; a son, Harold Jandreau of Bedford; two daughters, Leila Berridge of Bedford and Peggy Nations of Killeen; three sisters, Hazel Tkac of Rochester, N.Y., Geneva Otero of Wilson, N.Y., and Faye Jock of Monira, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

Kenneth Cofer

GATESVILLE -- Services for Kenneth Cofer, 61, of Temple and formerly of Gatesville, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gatesville Funeral Home with the Rev. Blake Kimbrough officiating.

Mr. Cofer died Thursday, Aug. 5, in a Waco hospital.

He was born in Sweetwater, Tenn., to Roy Eugene and Mildred Webster Cofer. He attended school in Sweetwater and later graduated from Sweetwater High School in Sweetwater. After high school, he entered the Air Force, where he worked on communication electronics. After being honorable discharged from the Air Force, he taught communication electronics at a technical college. He was also a commercial freight pilot and a certified flight instructor. He was as building superintendent and also sold building materials. He married the former Patsy Graham on Dec. 24, 1985, and they lived in Gatesville from 1987-99, when they moved to Temple, where he worked for Texas Premier Brick. He was a member of the Gatesville Masonic Lodge No. 197, Karem Shrine in Waco and Goldwing Road Riders Association, Region "H" and Chapter "T" in Killeen.

Survivors are his wife, Patsy Cofer of Temple; a son, Michael Cofer of Greenville, Ala.; two daughters, Jan Cofer of Knoxville, Tenn., and Sandra Whitaker of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his mother of Sweetwater; a brother, Joseph Cofer of Knoxville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, 75219.

Clonye Coker

Services for Clonye T. Coker, 95, of Temple are pending with Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.

Ms. Coker died Friday, Aug. 6, in a Temple hospital.

James O. Mebane

BELTON -- Services for James "Jim" O. Mebane, 57, of Belton will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton with the Rev. Don Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in North Belton Cemetery.

He died Thursday, Aug. 5, at a Temple hospital.

Mr. Mebane was born in Temple to James Chester Mebane and Betty Hilda (Short) Mebane and he was a graduate of Belton High School and Temple College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in Guam and he worked 32 years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a construction inspector. He married Ginger Shiller in Belton in 1986. He was a past president and honorary member of the Belton Bass Club, as well as a member of the Fort Hood Ski Club and the Texas Hunters Association. He was a member of the St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Killeen.

He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Survivors are his wife, of Belton; a son, Dale Mebane of Moffat; a stepson, Larry Williams of Denton; a daughter, Kimberly Hodge of Wharton; a stepdaughter, Michelle Lawson of Austin; a brother, Richard Mebane of Belton; a sister, Karen Rhoades of Belton; and eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Edna Messer

KILLEEN -- Edna Messer, 84, of Austin died Friday, Aug. 6, in an Austin hospital.

Services are pending with Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen.

Rebecca J. Simpson

MARBLE FALLS -- Services for Rebecca "Becky" Jane Simpson, 55, of Marble Falls will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Travis Peak Church of Christ.

Burial will be in Singleton Cemetery.

Mrs. Simpson died Thursday, Aug. 5.

She was born in Harrison, Va., to James Monroe and Estelle Dean. She moved with her family to Bell County in 1956, where she spent most of her life in Temple. She moved to the Austin area in 1974. She was a retired culinary cook of 23 years for Luby's in Austin.

Survivors are her husband, James Simpson of Marble Falls; a son, Robert McAdoo of Austin; two daughters, Rebecca Barron and Maxie McAdoo, both of Austin; her mother, of Giddings; and 10 grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. today at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice Austin Christopher House.

Ralph Lee Cline

KILLEEN -- Services for Ralph Lee Cline, 73, of Killeen will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen with Chaplain Col. Gary Salmon officiating.

Burial will be in Killeen Memorial Park with full military honors.

Mr. Cline died Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Harker Heights.

He was born in Marytown, W. Va., to Harold K. and Carper Green Cline. He was reared and educated in Davy, W. Va. He was a retired first sergeant with more than 20 years in the Army. He received the Purple Heart; Bronze Star; Infantry Award 2nd award; Paratrooper Wings; Army Commendation Medal; and National Defense Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was a repair technician for Sears for 15 years. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, DAV and NCOA.

Survivors are his wife, Irmgard Cline of Killeen; two sons, Michael Cline of Topeka, Kan., and Ken Cline of Avalon, Calif.; a daughter, Lori Beard of Selma, Ala.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Funerals TODAY

BROWN, Kenneth E., 53, Georgetown, 2 p.m., Round Rock. Deer Park Funeral Home, Houston, in charge.

CROUCH, Luther, 67, Temple, 4 p.m., Sheffield Funeral Home, Temple.

FOSTER, Gladys Nell Flowers, 73, Bartlett, noon, Mount Ararat Baptist Church, Bartlett. W.H. Littles & Sons Mortuary, Temple, in charge.

GALBREATH, Thomas, 75, Rockdale, 10 a.m., St. John's United Methodist Church, Rockdale. Burial in Salty Cemetery near Rockdale. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Rockdale, in charge.

GIBSON, Neal Robert Sr., 82, Belton, 11 a.m., Lane Memorial United Methodist Church, Altavista, Va. Burial in Green Hill Cemetery. Finch & Finch Inc., Altavista, in charge.

HOLIMAN, Audrey Brown, 95, Belton, 10 a.m., Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Edinburg. Heartfield Funeral Home, Belton, in charge.

MEBANE, James "Jim" O., 57, Belton, 10 a.m., Dossman Funeral Home, Belton. Burial in North Belton Cemetery.

WILLIAMS, Mildred L., 81, Laramie, 11 a.m., Wedel Cemetery, Laramie, Wyo. Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home, Laramie, in charge.

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