Anonie Dunlap

March 27, 1942May 24, 2019

Anonie Dunlap, 77, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019. Anonie Hightower was born March 27, 1942 in Levelland, Texas, to C.B. and Gertrude McKinney Hightower. She was a 1960 graduate of Three Way High School.

She met the love of her life Benny Dunlap and they married on June 2, 1961; together they had two children and treasured 57 years together. While she enjoyed making candles and doing any type of crafts, her true loves were her family, friends, and her beloved dog, Tia. She was proud of her children and grandchildren and was a true loving friend to many who loved her as she loved them. Anonie never met a stranger and would lend a hand to anyone in need. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

She is survived by her loving husband, Benny Dunlap; two children, Spike Dunlap and wife, Becca, of Plainview, and daughter Andene Sailors and husband, Terry, of Pilot Point, two sisters, Allene Morris, Lubbock and Melinda Myers, San Angelo.

Also, six grandchildren; Jacob Sailors and wife, Dorothy, of Fort Worth; Trevor Sailors and wife, Mattie, of Celina; Nathan Sailors and wife, Taryn, of Van Alstyne; Jordan Dunlap of Plainview, Emily Smyth and husband, Corey, of Lubbock; Drew Dunlap of Lubbock, and three great grandchildren; David Sailors, Benjamin Sailors and Cora Sailors.

Also surviving are three nieces, Sohnia Ewing of Lubbock, Cindy Bird of Post, Nonie Knight and one nephew, Rusty Darter, both of San Angelo.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.


  • Benny Dunlap, Husband
  • Spike Dunlap, Son
  • Becca Dunlap, Daughter-in-law
  • Andene Sailors, Daughter
  • Terry Sailors, Son-in-law
  • Allene Morris, Sister
  • Melinda Myers, Sister
  • Jacob Sailors, Grandson
  • Dorothy Sailors, Grand-daughter-in-law
  • Trevor Sailors, Grandson
  • Mattie Sailors, Grand-daughter-in-law
  • Nathan Sailors, Grandson
  • Taryn Sailors, Grand-daughter-in-law
  • Jordan Dunlap, Grandchild
  • Emily Smyth, Granddaughter
  • Corey Smyth, Grandson-in-law
  • Drew Dunlap, Grandchild
  • David Sailors, Great Grandchild
  • Benjamin Sailors, Great Grandchild
  • Cora Sailors, Great Grandchild
  • Sohnia Ewing, Niece
  • Cindy Bird, Niece
  • Nonie Knight, Niece
  • Rusty Darter, Nephew
  • Anonie was preceded in death by her parents C.B. Hightower and Gertrude McKinney Hightower and two sisters. She leaves behind a host of family and friends and her beloved dog, Tia, to cherish her memory.

  • Jacob Sailors, Active Pallbearer
  • Trevor Sailors, Active Pallbearer
  • Nathan Sailors, Active Pallbearer
  • Drew Dunlap, Active Pallbearer
  • Corey Smyth, Active Pallbearer
  • JP Hrbacek, Active Pallbearer
  • Jordan Dunlap, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Emily Smyth, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Anonie Dunlap

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Roanna Eason

May 29, 2019

Anonie & I became very close friends from the day I moved to the RV park. We text daily & continued staying in touch. Sugar bear & I became a part of the "Happy Family. Atmosphere". Anonie always greeted me with a big smile followed by a hug. I looked forward going to the office to pick up my mail & visit with her & tease Benny. It was my pleasure to shop for food he could eat when he became sick. She told me "I was spoiling him", as we put the food in the refrigerator. She worked long hours daily & made sure he was taken care of too. I called her my "little super multi-tasking super woman". I will always cherish our precious moments together. We shared good & troubling times together. We could always turn a negative situation into a positive one. I told her this location was as close to a nursing home as I would be in my life since all my family whom helped raise me, except my Aunt Lena had passed away. I was raised by all adult family members. Times have changed a lot, but Anonie & I were able to share many good memories of our lives. I always got permission to do things at my rented space & she appreciated that within me. I told her I was raised to be that way, & it kept me out of trouble. Now the time has come to continue onward with additional good memories she can watch over all of us as God's chosen Angel. Now, it is up to all of us to maintain our wonderful living area to make it the beautiful area that Anonie worked daily to have for all of us to enjoy. We are all very proud & respectful people willing to help each other.

Linda Westbrook

May 29, 2019

Love this sweet lady. Neighbors in the 60’s babysit her children so many memories. So sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers and love to family God be with you.

Brenda Hawley

May 27, 2019

Anonie was such a caring person, she reached out and helped others when they needed it most. She brought me soup one time when I was sick, she went out of her way and did little extras for my brother in law before he passed on. She had a heart of gold and a beautiful smile,always enjoyed a little chat with her at the office. I will miss her terribly but I know God had a bigger plan for her RIP sweet lady heaven gained another angel. Deepest condolence and prayers of comfort for Ben and their family at this time .

Madalyn Albus (Galt)

May 27, 2019

Anomie lived on a farm close to where I grew up. Always enjoyed going to her house to visit Melinda, her younger sister. Will be thinking of you Melinda. Love you.

Nonie Knight

May 26, 2019

Anonie was like a second mother to me growing up. I will always treasure the memories I have, spending time with her, Uncle Benny, Spike aka “Fred” and Andene aka”Betty” Our hearts are broken but your love and memories will be treasures buried in our hearts. Love you always, your namesake, Nonie

Norma Saldivar

May 26, 2019

I will miss talking to you every week you were a very special person to me.

Jo-Dee Bancroft

May 26, 2019

Anonie you will be truly were a kind person with a kind soul. We loved your smile and infectious laugh. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and reminding us to be humble and kind. You were taken way to early..but God needed a strong Angel to watch over us.. Use your wings and travel the world touching the many of others along the way. W will always carry u in our hearts.
"Jodie girl" and Kevin

Bryan Hampton

May 26, 2019

Rest in Peace.

Denny Deaver

May 26, 2019

Anonie was a good person and I always enjoyed visiting with her and Benny. I know she will be missed.

Roanna ("Ann") Eason

May 24, 2019

I will miss you dearly, but understand God wants you now. Sugar Bear & I will treasure all you did for us. I know Benny & your family will miss you too. You are one of a kind & we loved you dearly. Save a space for us in Heaven. God Bless & keep the light burning.
Roanna Day Eason & Sugar Bear space 26