- Birth: Jul. 27, 1913
Death: Aug. 13, 2008
Arles Eugene "Top" Haden, 95 of San Angelo died Monday August 11, 2008 at an area nursing home. Family visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday August 13, 2008 at the Robert Massie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday August 14, 2008 at the Robert Massie Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. James Mitchell, officiating. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home. Top was born July 27, 1913 in Brown County to Eugene Tharp and Catherine Joplin Haden. He married Ada Lucille Eubank on August 30, 1937 in San Angelo and they shared 61 wonderful years together until her death on August 11, 1998. Top ran several retail stores including the 7-10 Food Store, R & R Sausage and the Circle "M" Motel. Top was a longtime active member and deacon of the Immanuel Baptist Church and an active member of the North Side Lion's Club. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; brothers; Oswald Tharp and Joplin Haden and one sister, Louise Haden Sheppard. He is survived by three daughters; Ada Cox of San Angelo, Janie Ellington and husband, Robert of Combine, TX., and Stelda Jones of Lancaster, TX., four grandsons; Richard Cox and wife, Cris of Colorado Springs, CO., Evan Cox of San Angelo, Jeff Ellington and wife, Melissa of Mesquite, TX., Ben Ellington and wife, Sheri of Killeen, TX., six greatgrandchildren; Kayla Cox of San Angelo, Brandon, Sarah and Samantha Ellington, all of Killeen, TX., Amanda and husband, Martin Valenzuela of Colorado Springs, CO., Jennifer and husband, Nico Valenzuela of Fresno CA., future great granddaughter, Abigail Ellington; two great great grandsons; Ethan and Evan Valenzuela of Fresno, CA., future great great granddaughter, Leilah Valenzuela; three sisters-in-law; Frances Haden of Abilene, Reba Eubank of San Angelo and Eva Stork and husband, Walter of Las Vegas, NV., Niece and nephews; Mary Dell Barron of San Angelo, Robert Eubank of San Angelo, Vernon Gene Sheppard, Waymon Sheppard and Jerry Sheppard of Bangs, TX., Bill Haden of Pipeline, TX., and Homer Don Haden of Merkel, TX. Pallbearers will be Robert Eubank, R.D. Barron, Lynn Jetton, Ronnie Jetton and Fred Armstrong.