He was born in Poteet, Texas, to Carmen and Eduben Hernandez on Oct. 24, 1919. He married Maria Hernandez on Nov. 11, 1958, in Altus. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Altus. He worked for American Motors in Wisconsin before moving to Altus in 1978, there he worked at the Community Center until he retired in 1983. He loved getting together with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maria Hernandez; sisters, Jesusa Hernandez and Lupe Hernandez; and brothers, Carmen Hernandez and Alizio Hernandez.
He is survived by four daughters, Yolanda Hernandez of Altus, Maria Hernandez of Dallas, Concha Hernandez of Mexico, and Vicki Hernandez of Florida; five sons, Johnny Hernandez of Amarillo, Texas, Carmen Hernandez, Marshall Jr. Hernandez, Ray Hernandez and Michael Hernandez, all of Altus; one sister, Lola Hernandez; and two brothers, Lorenzo Hernandez and Augustine Hernandez; 17 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.
Online tributes may be made at www.kincannonfuneralhome.com.
Ruby Rudell Smith was born April 17, 1917, in Graham, Texas, to Nora (McNutt) Pierce and Grover Pierce. She passed away Sunday, Feb.11, 2007. at Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus at the age of 89 years, nine months and 25 days.
She grew up in Megargel, Texas, and moved to Jackson County in the late 1920s. She married Vernon Smith on Sept. 25, 1932, in Altus. She was a homemaker for her family and enjoyed sewing, gardening, and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her son, Dr. Michael Vernon Smith and wife Chrissy of League City, Texas; her daughters, Patricia Pearline Loomis of Puyallup Wash., Myrna Carlyle of Katy, Texas, and Lynda Nall and husband Randy of Altus; two sisters, Katherine Busby of Altus, and Dorothy Woolery of Hemit, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Altus where her funeral service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Synott Matthews. Burial will be at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of People's Co-operative Funeral Home.