J. R. "Dead Eye" Anstead and Maurine
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RALLS (Special) — Graveside services for Maurine Anstead, 68, of Ralls will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Ralls Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Morrow, pastor of First Baptist Church, and Dennis May, pastor of Emma Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be under direction of Carter-Adams Funeral Home.

She died at 10:10 p.m. Monday in Lubbock´s St. Mary´s Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Paris and moved to Crosby County in 1929 from Seminole, Okla. She married J.R. Anstead Sept. 20, 1941, in Ralls. She owned and operated Maurine´s Beauty Shop for 40 years. She attended Texas Tech University and Jessie Lee´s Beauty School. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband and two brothers, Douglas Burrous of Crane and Dallas Burrous of Dallas.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, November 15, 1989
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

J.R. AnsteadGraveside services for J. R. "Dead Eye" Anstead will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2007 in the Ralls Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Bevel officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.

J. R. passed away Monday, April 16, 2007 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born September 20, 1918 in Ralls to the late Henry and Ollie (Stoker) Anstead. On September 20, 1941 he married Maurine Burrous. She preceded him in death on November 13, 1989.

A lifelong resident of Ralls he was a member of the Ralls First Baptist Church and the Ralls Jaycees. He loved to play golf and was a member of the Lorenzo Country Club. "Dead Eye" was also an avid hunter. He was quite the entertainer and loved to entertain his nieces and nephews, and they in turn loved to entertain him. Dead Eye enjoyed travelling and met many friends along the way. Survivors include; three brothers; Wiley of Ralls, Urlic of Abilene, Leonard of Athens, a sister Oleta Lorenzen of Ralls and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the Ralls Cemetery Chapel Fund 808 Ave. I Ralls, Texas 79357.

Obituary courtesy of: Adams Funeral Home




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