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William A. Frizzell

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William A. Frizzell, 86, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in Alamogordo. He was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Mayhill to Willie Hardin and Mamie Lue (Brantley) Frizzell.
Mr. Frizzell married Willie Juanice Parker on May 15, 1943, in High Rolls. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1947. He worked in the potash mines in Carlsbad until 1959. He returned home to Mayhill, where he farmed and ranched.
He retired from the U.S. Forest Service after 30 years. He was a member of the Cloudcroft Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Juanice; and two grandsons, Robert Michael McGough and Eric William McGough.
Survivors include his sister Lora Biggs; his children Hilda Bain, of Mayhill, Gerald Frizzell, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Teresa Wagner, of Victoria, Texas.
Mr. Frizzell is also survived by his grandchildren Leland Bain (LeeAnn), John Bain (Melissa), Jason Frizzell and Ryan McGough; great-grandchildren, Leah Bain Huddleston, Lauren Bain and Bryce Bain; great-great-grandchild Caden Griffin; and numerous nieces and their families.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Cloudcroft Church of Christ with Eddie Coleman officiating.
Pallbearers include Leland Bain, John Bain, John Posey, Bill Leonard, Dub Cox and Bob Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Ritter, Brad Wagner, Ryan McGough, Johnny Watson, Jim Robinson and Wesley Lane.
Interment will follow at Mayhill Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the church, prior to the services.
A fellowship meal and memorial will follow the burial at the Mayhill Community Center.
The Frizzell family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 3 to Oct. 3, 2011
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