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Thomas , B.W.


B.W. Thomas

Services: Have been held.

B.W. “Limey” Thomas, 96, of Clovis, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

He was born on Aug. 21, 1908, in Hale County, Texas, to Benjamin and Janie Calvert Thomas.

He married Opal Hair on Aug. 3, 1929, in Clovis. He was a professional rodeo cowboy. He was a member of the Curry County Mounted Patrol, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 1027, and the high school football hall of fame in Olton, Texas, family members said. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceeded in death by his parents; a daughter, Evelyn Annyce Thomas; a grandson, Neal Snipes; two brothers; and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, RaDonna Snipes (and husband, Dennis) of Clovis; a granddaughter, Vicki Ashley (Mike) of Texico; a grandson, Kyle Snipes (Amy) of Borger, Texas; four great-granddaughters, Amanda McGill (Justin) of Borger, Texas, Alison Garcia, Kelsey Snipes, and Britt Snipes, all of Borger, Texas; four great-grandsons, J. Ben Williams of Amarillo, Dalon and Wacey Williams of Texico, and Kollin Snipes of Borger, Texas; two great-great-grandsons, Corbin and Collier McGill, both of Borger, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Steve Friskup will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis.

Pallbearers are J. Frank and John Ted Daugherty, Kyle Snipes, and J. Ben, Dalon, and Wacey Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Curry County Mounted Patrol and Obadias Ferrari.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Childrens Home, 1032 Childrens Dr., Portales 88130.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.


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