Funeral services were held Monday, December 8, at 2 p.m. in the Spur Church of Christ for Mrs. Willie Estelle Thannisch, 61. Earl McDonough, Plainview, officiated, assisted by Bob Wille, Spur. Mrs. Thannisch died December 6, in Methodist Hospital, Lubbock. She had been a resident of Dickens County most of her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Dale Thannisch, Dallas; three brothers, Clyde Pernell, Dickens; Monroe Pernell, Graham and Ray Pernell, Van Horn; two sisters, Audry Phillips, Wichita Falls, and Ruby Edwards, Afton; three grandchildren.
Nephews served as pallbearers. They included Wright Martin, Charles Edwards, Gene Baron, Nickey Pernell, Ray Hardy and Jessie Pernell. Honorary pallbearers were Tommie Pernell and Ricky Edwards. Burial was in Dickens Cemetery.
©The Texas Spur, December 11, 1975
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