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Claudine Samuel Winans Dillard, 94, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with the Rev. Pat Ray, pastor of Prairie View Baptist Church, officiating.
Born on May 31, 1918, in Rocksprings, Texas, Claudine Winans came to the Vealmoor community in the late 1930s with her parents, Frank and Lue Winans, and brothers. Claudine attended Droan's Business College in Lubbock, Texas, and worked for a brief time at the Big Spring State Hospital.
Later, Claudine worked at the Caprock Compress, where she met and married Johnnie Ray Dillard. She and Johnnie lived in the Fairview Community for a number of years, after which she moved back to Vealmoor to care for her parents and their farm. She was a member of Prairie View Baptist Church.
Of all her names, Claudine, Sam and Aunt Claudine, Mamaw was her most cherished name of all. Mamaw is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Emma Lou and husband Terry Jenkins of Big Spring; grandson, Justin and wife Koby Jenkins of Big Spring; grandson, John Ross Jenkins and fiancĂ© Lindsey Adams of Weatherford, Texas; and great-grandson, Riley James Jenkins of Big Spring. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, Martha Lou Howard, James David Winans, Randy and Marshall Springfield, Janice McWhorter, Larry Winans and Gary Winans.
Mrs. Dillard was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Ray Winans, Hazel Winans Springfield, Clyde Winans and twin brother Claude Winans.
The Family suggests memorials be made to The American Heart Association, 3205 W. Cuthbert Ave., Midland, Texas 79705.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com