CRANE Funeral services for Ernest Harding Mansell, 86, of Brady, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home in Crane. Burial will follow at Crane Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Leatherwood Memorial Chapel in Brady, and from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Shaffer-Nichols.

He died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, in Brady.

He was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Duncan, Okla. to William H. and Eliza Smith Mansell. On May 2, 1947, he was married to Artie Henderson in McCamey.

Survivors include his former spouse, Artie Mansell of Hobbs, N.M.; son, Art Mansell of Crane; daughters, Julia M. Chaney of Hobbs, N.M., and Leslie Mansell of Los Alamos, N.M.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 12 brothers and sisters.