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Evaleen Jennings

HOBBS, N.M. - Graveside services for Evaleen Jennings, 57, mother of Charles Hall of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. today in Prairie Haven Cemetery. Burial will be by Chapel of Hope Funeral Directors.

Ms. Jennings died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, in Hobbs Healthcare Nursing Facility. 

She was born Nov. 18, 1938, in Nacogdoches and was a nurse in Lubbock for many years.

Survivors include another son, Larry Jennings of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Teresa Fulmer of Hobbs, N.M.; her mother, Della Mae Murphey of Lubbock; three sisters, Nathaleen Cobb of Lubbock, Inez Turney of Idalou, and Margaret Biehl of Madisonville; two brothers, James Murphey of Paris and Bill Murphey of Brownwood; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
 

J.T. McCain

TULIA - Funeral services for J. T. McCain, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wallace Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. McCain died at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996.

He was born July 17, 1917, in Dublin, Texas. He moved to Paducah at an early age and attended schools in Paducah and Delwin. He moved to Tulia in 1956, where he farmed until retirement in 1981. He was a Baptist.

He married Viola McCain on April 13, 1935, in Delwin.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, June Doan of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; a son, Don McCain of Tulia; two sisters, Julia Cline of Amarillo and Lorene Malaney of Thatcher, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ray Barbour, E.W. Riley, Roy Myers, Cletus Dobbs, Weldon Rodgers, John Shavor, Bobby Doan and Parker Doan.

The family suggests memorials to the scholarship fund at First Baptist Church of Tulia.
 

Nathaniel Means

Funeral services for Nathaniel “Nat” Means, 80, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Means died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, in Prairie House Living Center.

He was born Aug. 2, 1916 in Reed, Okla. He married Lillie Mae Means on May 10, 1945 in Mangum, Okla. She died Feb. 20, 1981 in Plainview.

He grew up at Reed, Okla. and attended schools there. He did farm work at Mangum and moved to Plainview in 1956 to farm. He worked for Green Machinery rebuilding pump heads from 1967-1981. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Travis (Ada) Brown and Mrs. Bobby (Marie) Mullins, both of Plainview; a step-daughter, Mrs. August (Ruby) Heinzke of Elgin; a son, William E. Williams of Amarillo; two step-sons, R. L. Williams of Norman, Okla. and Elmer Williams of Palestine; three sisters, Noveta Bunch and Maureen Sullivan, both of Altus, Okla., and Oletha Gifford of Granite, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
 

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Mary Ann Tate

Funeral services for Mary Ann Tate, 94, will be at 2 p.m. today in St. Mark´s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Charles Chapman, rector, and James A. Mock, Sr., former rector, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Ms. Tate died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996, in Heritage Home.

She was born July 8, 1902, in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She graduated from Mechanicsburg High School and Irving College and moved to Plainview in 1963 from Jacksonville, Fla. She was a homemaker.

She married William C. Tate on July 8, 1920, in Elkton, Md. He died Dec. 12, 1961.

Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie L. Williams of Plainview; three grandchildren, Jodie Williams of Amarillo, Chrissie Williams of Austin, and Derek Logan Williams of Plainview; and a sister, Frances Tate of Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Pallbearers will be Jim Mock, Karl Wardlow, John Marse, Jim Gambrell, Kevin Lewis and Bill LaFont. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Soucy, Dr. Roy Roberts, Louis Thomas, Guy Manges, Bryan Wood and Lucien Morehead.

The family suggests memorials to St. Mark´s Episcopal Church.
 

Lamon Whitaker

CLARENDON - Funeral services for Lamon Thomas “Bo” Whitaker, 61, brother of Inez Logan of Plainview, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Robert Burns, pastor, and the Rev. Jerome Campbell, pastor of Jesus Name Apostolic Church, officiating. Burial was in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mr. Whitaker died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, in Clarendon.

He was born Aug. 7, 1935, in Lubbock. He moved to Clarendon from Muleshoe in 1991. He married Velta Oneeda Beevers on July 3, 1954 in Clovis, N.M.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps and Navy veteran and was a member of First Assembly of God Church. He had worked for the water department of the City of Lubbock, retiring in 1991.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Laura Ann Berry of Amarillo and Tammy Berry and Ruthie Terry, both of Venus, Texas; a son, Darrell Ray of Clarendon; three other sisters, Marcella Phillips of Mansfield, Louise Florence and Reva Florence, both of Lubbock; two brothers, C.M. of Cedar Creek and Hugh of Lubbock; and five grandchildren.

Rev. B. Hampton Bowman

PLANO - Funeral services for the Rev. B. Hampton Bowman, 74, former minister of Grace Presbyterian Church in Plainview, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.

Rev. Bowman died Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, in Plano.

He was born in 1922 in Dallas where he grew up. He was active in the Dallas YMCA programs and Camp Crockett and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School where he lettered in three sports.

He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater as an aviation machinist mate 1st/Class. He received a bachelor´s degree from Austin College and a master´s from the University of Texas. He received a bachelor of divinity and master of theology degrees from Austin Theological Seminary.

He served Presbyterian and Congregational churches in Port Lavaca, Del Rio, Austin and El Paso as an ordained minister and worked as a certified rehabilitation counselor for the State Commission for the Blind, executive director of the El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind, certified vocational counselor for ex-felons at the Alternative House in El Paso and Certified Vocational Counselor-Veterans Employment representative for the Texas Employment Commission.

He was founding pastor of the Grace Presbyterian Church in Plainview in 1962 and of the Congregational Church of Hope in El Paso in 1976. He retired in 1988 and moved to the Dallas area where he served as guest preacher at churches in Plano, DeSoto, Garland and Flower Mound and as visitation volunteer at Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano. When he was 73 he became the new pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Whitewright. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and York Rite Mason. After retirement he became an avid writer.

He married Anne Maynard in 1976.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Arthur Bowman of Atlanta, Paul Bowman of Fort Worth, and Adam Bowman of Austin; a daughter, Amanda Bowman of Austin; five stepsons; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Rev. B. Hampton Bowman Memorial Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 487, Whitewright 75491.

A son, David Hampton Bowman, and a brother, Estil Arthur Bowman Jr., are deceased.
 

H.L. Rowell Sr.

TULIA - Funeral services for Homer Love Rowell Sr., 94, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, and the Rev. Alvin Fleming, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Rowell died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, at his residence.

He was born March 29, 1902, in Comanche County. He grew up in the Knox County area where he attended schools. He moved to Hale County in 1943 and farmed and moved to Swisher County in 1945 and farmed. He retired in 1958.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He married Ila Savannah Wallace on May 14, 1922 in Munday. She died Jan. 30, 1992 in Tulia.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Frances) Jeter of Navasota; two sons, H.L. Rowell Jr. of Tulia and J.D. Rowell of Amarillo; a sister, Ola Yost of Munday; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
 

Lois Faye Sells

GEARY, Okla. - Funeral services for Lois Faye Sells, 80, of Belton, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Ervin officiating. Burial will be in Geary Cemetery by Turner Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sells died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, in Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple.

She was born Feb. 29, 1916 in Duncan, Okla., and grew up in southwestern Oklahoma. She lived in the Geary-Hydro area until 1958 when she moved to Plainview. She moved to Belton in 1993.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Plainview Hospital Auxiliary, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Geary and a member of First Baptist Church in Belton.

She married Millard R. Sells on Sept. 26, 1936, in Watonga, Okla.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Bettye Leeper and her husband, Ben of Belton; and Donna Lancaster and her husband Tom of Roswell, N.M.; a brother, Seldon Harris of Haskell, Okla., a sister, Lucille Taylor of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Lenore Kraft, and two grandsons, Chad Kraft and Shane Lancaster, six brothers and one sister are deceased.
 

Tomas Soto

LUBBOCK - Funeral Mass for Tomas Soto, 62, of Mansfield, brother of Silvero Soto and Maria Flores, both of Plainview, Cande Garza of Floydada and Benita Laurels of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with the Rev. Alfredo Loya officiating. Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Soto died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at THC Hospital in Arlington.

He was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Floresville. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

He married Amelia Garzes. She died in 1970. He married Santos Torres on Sept. 8, 1972 in Lubbock.

Other survivors include his wife; four sons, Jesse Soto Sr., Jose Soto and Lupe Soto, all of Lubbock, and Noe Soto of Mansfield; five daughters, Mary Lou Soto, Rose Mary S. Martinez, Enedia S. Moreno and Patricia Soto, all of Lubbock, and Christina Soto of Mansfield; two other brothers, Tacho Soto of Dallas and Ignacio Soto of San Angelo; another sister, Sista Rocha of Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

David Lee Annis

AMARILLO - Funeral services for David Lee Annis, 54, brother of J.D. Annis of Abernathy, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Assembly of God Church in Clarendon with the Rev. Robert Burns, pastor, and the Rev. Dewey Newburn, pastor of First Hill Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery at Clarendon by Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Annis died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996.

He was born in New Boston and had lived in Clarendon most of his life before moving to Amarillo in 1985.

He had worked as a general laborer most of his life. He attended the Assembly of God church.

Other survivors include four sisters, Doris Vick, Helen Kingston and Margie Fricks, all of Amarillo, and Pauline Edwards of Clarksville; and another brother, Glen Annis of Clarendon.
 

Marjorie Bain

TURKEY - Funeral services for Marjorie “Totsey” Walters Bain, 88, of Lockney, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Ulrey, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Wellington, and the Rev. Les Hall, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bain died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, in Lockney.

She was born June 23, 1908, in Tulia. She received a master´s degree in English and speech from West Texas A&M in 1929 and taught at Paducah, Circle Back, Olton, Clarendon College and Turkey.

She received Teacher of the Year award in Turkey and was a member of the Turkey City Council. She was a board member of the Texas Historical Commission and was responsible for the historical marker being placed on the Turkey Hotel as well as The History of Turkey, Texas, on tape that was placed at the Museum of Turkey.

She was a member of the Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation from its organization and had served as member and officer of Parent Teacher, Delta Kappa Gamma, the American Cancer Society, Nuevo Study Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Bob Wills Foundation and the United Methodist Church where she was a member of United Methodist Women and sang in the choir.

After retiring from teaching she managed the Turkey Hotel which had been owned by her family since 1934.

She married Gordon Bain in 1930 in Tulia. He died in 1986.

Survivors include a son, Navarre Bain of Amarillo; a daughter, Jinna Sue Turner of Lockney; a sister, Virginia Degan of Turkey; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church of Turkey or to a favorite charity.
 

Sally Cabrera

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Sally Lynn Cabrera, infant daughter of Veronica Cabrera, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Babyland of Floydada Cemetery with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

The infant died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, in University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 14, 1996 in Lubbock.

Survivors include her mother; a twin sister, Sarah Lynn Cabrera; and grandparents, Artemio and Selia Diaz of Floydada.
 

J.E. Nance Sr.

TAHOKA - Funeral services for J.E. Nance Sr., 94, father of Bill Nance of Plainview, were at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Becknal, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Tahoka Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

Mr. Nance died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, in Hospitality House of Lubbock.

He was born May 8, 1902, in Sanger. He was a retired farmer and had been a member of the Flying Farmers organization and First Baptist Church.

He married Leota Alleen Knight on Dec. 24, 1926, in Lamesa. She died Aug. 31, 1995.

Other survivors include another son, J.E. Jr. of Tahoka; two daughters, Nancy Page of Huntsville and Carole Kincer of Lubbock; a sister, Cathleen Jones of Denton; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Mary Reynolds

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Mary Conaway Reynolds, 88, former Plainview nurse, were be at 11 a.m. today in Agape United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Campbell officiating. Private graveside services will be in Spur Cemetery by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reynolds died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at her residence.

She was born May 22, 1908, in Hill County. She attended school in Corsicana, Fort Worth, Croton and Paducah. She moved to Lubbock from Levelland in 1954 and graduated from Central Plains/Plainview Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1971. She worked for Dr. Mary Bublis for many years.

She married Charles Albert Reynolds Sr. on May 22, 1928, in Amarillo. He died in 1963.

Survivors include two sons, C.A. Reynolds of Gordon and Jack Reynolds of Ruidoso, N.M.; a daughter, Frances Sylvester of Lubbock; three sisters, Fannie Mae Black of Muleshoe, Gladys Gray of Quincy, Calif., and Margaret Baxter of Hereford; a brother, Wallace Conaway of Dickens; and eight grandchildren.

A grandson is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Three R´s.”
 

Ina May St. Clair

Crosbyton - Graveside services for Ina May St. Clair, 39, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Crosbyton Cemetery with the Rev. Chris McCauley, a Baptist minister from Paducah, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home.

Miss St. Clair died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, in University Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 22, 1957, in Paris, Texas. She attended Crosbyton High School and American Business College and moved to Crosbyton from Plainview in 1995. She had worked as a computer operator for South Plains Health Provider and was a Baptist.

Survivors include her father, and stepmother Leon and Janice St. Clair of Crosbyton; a brother, Wes St. Clair of Ralls; four sisters, Shirley Rivera and Janalynn Davis, both of Olton, and Judy Ann Mosley and Charlene Daniel, both of Crosbyton.

Her mother, Ruth Christine St. Clair, is deceased.


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