Raylan Eugene Kunkel (93) passed away on September 13, 2021 in Graham, Texas. Raylan was born at his family’s home near Olney, Texas, on February 21, 1928, the youngest of five children, to the late Leopold William Kunkel and Minnie Annie (Schlegel) Kunkel. He was baptized and confirmed in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and attended the rural Lone Oak Schoolhouse, west of Olney, through 8th grade and graduated from Olney High School in 1945.
Neil Larimore passed from this life into his heavenly home on September 19, 2021. Born on January 5, 1932 in Olney, he lived 4 miles south of Olney in the True Community all of his life except 4 years in the military service. He attended True School until it closed. He then transferred to Olney and later graduated from Olney High School in 1949. Son of E.J. and Annie Larimore, he joined the US Air Force and served in the occupation of Japan and the Korean War.
Benton Earl Downing, age 77, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at the residence of his son in Decatur, Alabama. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.
Mederra Britt, Jr., age 58, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021, at his home in Olney, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.
Eva Evelyn Creed Gosnell was born April 22, 1926 in Wellington, Texas. and passed away on August 19, 2021 at age 95 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was the daughter of Harry L. & Eva Boyett Creed of Wellington, Texas. Eva was a 1943 graduate of Quail High School, where she met the love of her life, Robert L. Gosnell. They were married on March 6, 1943 at the First Methodist Church in Wellington, Texas. Robert preceded her in death on April 24, 1974.