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Arcy Dunlap

Funeral services for Arcy Dunlap, 75, were held Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Norman Jones, pastor of Open Door Evangelism Church, and Wallace Shackelford officiating. This information was incorrect in the obituary Friday.
 

Michael Anthony Emert

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Michael Anthony Emert, infant son of Anthony Emert and Tina Vallin, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Floydada Cemetery with the Rev. J. D. Young, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, officiating.

Arrangements were by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

The child was born and died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, in Lubbock. 

Survivors include his parents; his maternal grandparents, Bobby and Sandra Vallin of Plainview and Olga Vallin of Laredo; his paternal grandparents, Curtis and Vicki Emert of Floydada; his maternal great-grandmother, Maria Castillo of Plainview, and his paternal great-grandparents, Elroy and Cora Emert and Owen and Jackie Emert, all of Dougherty.
 

Sig C. Fauske

BORGER - Funeral services for Sig C. Fauske, 88, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roger Harwerth officiating.

Burial was in Westlawn Memorial Park by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Mr. Fauske died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999.

He was born in Quinn, S.D., and moved to Borger in 1949 from Bartlesville, Okla. He was a retired chemical engineer and had worked for Phillips Petroleum Co.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Odd Fellows Lodge and Retired Phil Resters.

In 1939, he married Everal Van Briggle in Gordon, Neb.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Donna Jean Ratliff of Plainview and Borger, Janice Marie Sall of Chico, Calif., and Lois June Whisennand of Austin; a sister, Ann McMahon of Bartlesville; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Larry Fauske. is deceased.
 

Charles W. Palmer

MORTON - Funeral services for Charles W. Palmer, 82, will be at 2 p.m. today in Eastside Church of Christ with the Rev. Dan Carter, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and Joey Pierce, minister of Eastside Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Henderson County.

Mr. Palmer died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999.

He was born in Henderson County and married Jean Tiffee in 1940 at Weinert. He moved to Morton in 1954 from Amarillo and was a farmer and rancher and served as Cochran County Farm Bureau agent for 26 years. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles Palmer Jr. of Rosenberg and Kenney Palmer of Plainview; a sister, Alice Partridge of Munday; and four grandchildren.

A son, David, died in 1978.

The family requests memorials to Make-A-Wish Foundation; or to New Mexico Christian Children´s Home, 1356 N.M. 236, Portales, NM 88130-9411.
 

Robert Rauch

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Robert Benton “Bob” Rauch, 67, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Mullin, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Rauch died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, in Lockney.

He was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Lockhart. He worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service for 28 years.

He was a deacon in First Baptist Church and a former member of the Silverton Lions Club.

On Aug. 13, 1955, he married Mary Ann Davis in Austin.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mignone Rauch of Euless; a son and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Julie Rauch of Lubbock; two grandsons, Eric and Jared Rauch of Lubbock; and a sister, Yvonne Gandy of Lockhart.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church or to the United Parkinson´s Foundation.
 

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Johnny G. Soliz

Funeral Mass for Johnny G. Soliz, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert A. Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 tonight in Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Soliz died at 10:50 p.m. Thursday in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born June 19, 1929, in Buckholts and married Juanita R. Riojas on July 5, 1949 in Belton. He moved from Belton to Plainview in 1950 and was a farm worker for Jack Pritchard for many years.

Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Erlinda Soliz Rodriguez, Esperanza “Hope” Soliz Anderson, Roseanna Soliz DeLeon and Josie Soliz Rivera, all of Plainview; three sons, Sammy and Robert, both of Whiteface, and Rudy of Levelland; four brothers, Pedro Soliz of Stanford, Lupe Rogers and Mike Rogers and Aniceto Rodriguez, all of Plainview; a sister, Margaret Castillo of Midland; 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Two daughters, Rosemary Soliz and Yolanda Soliz; a brother, Paul Soliz, and a sister, Rosa Delacerda, are deceased.
 

Reno Whitley

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Reno Whitley, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Southlawn Assembly of God with the Rev. Jerald Middough of Southlawn Assembly of God and the Rev. C. V. Davis officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, Memorial Chapel, 315 E. Fifth Ave.

Mr. Whitley died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999.

He was born in Floydada and moved to Amarillo 52 years ago. He married Dorothy Wright in 1947 at Childress. During World War II, he served with the Army´s 182nd Chemical Mortar Battalion at St. Luis, France, during the D-Day invasion at Normandy.

He was a street foreman for the City of Amarillo and was a member of Southlawn Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenneth Whitley of Amarillo and Terry Whitley of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Doris Williams of Amarillo; two sisters, Bonnie Love of Plainview and Bessie Grimes of Amarillo; two brothers, Earl Whitley and Austin Whitley, both of Amarillo; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to the Leukemia Society of America Inc., 12850 Spurling Drive No. 190, Dallas TX 75320.

Clevon Baldwin Sr.
Funeral services for Clevon Baldwin Sr., 82, were at 11 a.m. today in New Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. David Gardner of Amarillo, the Rev. E.L. Jennings of Plainview and the Rev. I.L. Patrick of Pampa officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Memorial Park by Ossie Curry Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mr. Baldwin died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 29, 1916, in Lamar County. He received his formal education in the Lamar County public schools. He moved to Petersburg in the early 1940s and later moved to Lockney. In 1969 he moved to Plainview. He was a farm laborer.

He was a deacon at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, and a lifetime member of M.W. St. Joseph Grand Lodge of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Texas.

On Aug. 8, 1942, he married Eula Espy in Fannin County. She died Aug. 2, 1993.

Survivors include five daughters, Ether Smith of Fort Worth, Eula Johnson of Denver, Colo., Ruby Ollison and Ocie Toler, both of Plainview, and Billie Clemons of Wichita, Kan.; two sons, Clevon Baldwin Jr., of Fort Worth and Lonnie Eugene Baldwin of Plainview; a sister, Letha Mae Moore of Paris, Texas; four brothers, Lonnie and Joe Edward Baldwin of Paris, Sam Edward Baldwin of Galveston and Rufus “Red” Baldwin of Phoenix, Ariz.; a nephew and niece, Billy and Maye Hill of Plainview; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Three brothers, one sister and two grandsons are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Terence Toler Scholarship Fund, c/o Hale County State Bank, or to Vista Family Care Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Lyle W. Clayton

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. - Memorial services for Lyle William Clayton, 94, of Port Orchard, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Port Hadlock Cemetery with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 in Sequim, Wash., conducting military services.

Burial arrangements are by Rill Chapel, Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home in Port Orchard.

Mr. Clayton died Dec. 25, 1998, in the home of a grandson in Port Orchard.

He was born July 13, 1904, in Newkirk, Okla., the son of the late John and Maime Wheeler Clayton. He grew up in Plainview, Texas. He enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps in 1927 and was discharged in the 1930s after serving in Shanghai, China. He was retired from Lentz as a sheet metal mechanic at the ship yards and had lived in Bremerton for several years before moving to Port Orchard.

He was a member of the Eagles and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include two daughters, Betta Gregory of Arizona and Delores Kupe of San Diego; a brother, John Clayton of Plainview; a sister, Betty Hays of Canyon; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, and his companion, Ginny.

Two sons and his wife of 54 years are deceased.
 

Marion Cummins

QUANAH - Funeral services for Marion Griffin Cummins, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jesse Dea officiating.

Burial will be in Quanah Memorial Park by Price-Jackson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cummins died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, in a Lubbock nursing home.

She was born June 7, 1913, in Goodlett. She graduated from Quanah High School and attended Texas State College for Women in Denton and West Texas State University. She was a homemaker and member of the 1904 Club and of First United Methodist Church.

On March 9, 1975, she married James Tucker. He died April 3, 1983. She married A.B. Cummins on June 30, 1989 in Altus, Okla. He died Dec. 31, 1994.

Survivors include a son, James A. Currie of Abernathy; a sister, Fern Nippert of Quanah; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
 

Lucille Johnson

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Lucille Johnson, 82, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson died Wednesday Jan. 6, 1999, in Mangold Memorial Hospital.
 

Billy Stovall

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Billy Wayne Stovall, 43, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Parsons officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Stovall died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999.

He was born Nov. 18, 1955, in Plainview. He graduated from Coronado High School and worked for Lubbock Power and Light as a field service technician. He worked part-time for Cox Communications as a dispatcher and for his uncle, Norman Stovall, at Stovall´s Yamaha for several years.

On Jan. 27, 1990, he married Sally Lawson in Midland.

Survivors include his wife; his parents, Richard and Betty Stovall of Lubbock; two brothers, Steven Barry Stovall of Idalou and Richard Earl Stovall of Lubbock; two sisters, Robin Wilson of Lubbock and April Mauland of Montana; and his grandmother, Minerva Stovall of Lubbock, former Plainview resident.
 

Annie Keeton Thomas

PAMPA - Funeral services for Annie Keeton Thomas, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Darrell W. Evans, pastor, and the Rev. Barry A. Loving, associate pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Mobeetie Cemetery by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Thomas died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999.

She was born in Pearl and moved to Spearman in 1966, to Pampa in 1976 and to Sunray in 1983.

She was a self-employed seamstress and also did artwork. She attended First Christian Church.

In 1946, she married Jerrold Thomas in Canadian.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Delbert Thomas of Wheeler; a daughter, Dianne Goode of Rio Rancho, N.M.; two brothers, O.G. Keeton of Plainview and J.P. Keeton of Canadian; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer´s Disease and Related Disorders Association, P.O. Box 2234, Pampa, TX 79066-2234; or to the American Kidney Fund, Memorial Gift Program, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

Max Garrett
TULIA - Funeral services for Max Garrett, 70, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Garrett died at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.
 

E.T. Harrison

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for E.T. Harrison, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Sunset Church of Christ with Silas Short and Gerald Paden officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Harrison died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Becton. He moved to Lubbock from Hale Center and owned Piggly-Wiggly and Stop-N-Shop in Goldthwaite. He also worked for Minyards in Dallas for several years

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

On Sept. 27, 1941, he married Mildred Carter in Farwell.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jerry Wayne Harrison of Arlington, Randy Harrison of Lubbock and Paul Ray Harrison of Mesquite; a daughter, Janice Lary of Lubbock; his mother, Annie Ruth Jackson Harrison of Lubbock; two brothers, Rex Harrison of Hale Center and Curtis Harrison of Lubbock; a sister, Louise Stephenson of Odessa; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Sunset International Biblical Institution.
 

Willie Lee Johnson

Funeral services for Willie Lee Johnson, 78, are pending with Ossie Curry Funeral Home in Lubbock.

Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.
 

William T. Lightfoot

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for William Travis Lightfoot, 86, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Lightfoot died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999.
 

Fred Lee Mize

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Fred Lee Mize, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Byard, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Mize died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, in Crane Care Center in Crane.

He was born Nov. 22, 1908, the son of the late David M. and May Ora Stevens Mize. He attended schools in Sweetwater and moved from Happy to Floyd County in 1942. He retired from Sante Fe Railroad after 40 years.

He was a member of Lockney Senior Citizens and First United Methodist Church.

On April 10, 1941, he married Cleopatra Caldwell in Kress. She died Sept. 28, 1984.

Survivors include three brothers, A.J. Mize of Lubbock, Bobby J. Mize of Odessa and Pete Mize of Comanche; and two sisters, Vera Ellison and Maggie Hillburn, both of Sweetwater.

The family suggests memorials to the Methodist Children´s Home of Waco, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, TX 76708.
 

Loretta Murrell

TULIA - Funeral services for Loretta Murrell, 88, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Murrell died at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.
 

Manuel Olguin

ABERNATHY - Funeral Mass for Manuel Olguin, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Isidore Catholic Church with the Rev. Luis Dussan, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the same church.

Mr. Olguin died Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Abilene. He was a lifelong resident of Abernathy and was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church.

In 1933, he married Luisa Castillo in Lubbock. She died June 28, 1969.

Survivors include four sons, Tony Olguin of Lubbock, Frank Olguin of Plainview, and Luis and Ruben Olguin, both of Abernathy; nine daughters, Manuela Gaona, Mary Garcia, Dominga Olguin, Irene Betancur and Ramona Olguin, all of Lubbock, Josie Soto of Roswell, N.M., Adelina Figeroa of Wolfforth, Margaret Olivas and Lupe Hernandez, both of Abernathy; 32 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Janie Ramirez, died Feb. 26, 1980.
 

Quinto Ruffatto

SIDNEY, Mont. - Funeral services for Quinto Ruffatto, 88, will be held in Sidney. Arrangements are by Fulkerson Funeral Home.

Mr. Ruffatto died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, Joe Ruffatto of Plainview, Texas, Paul Ruffatto of Sidney, and Don Ruffatto of Bozeman, Mont.; a daughter, Mrs. Barry (Marguerite) Beringer of Billings, Mont.; and five grandchildren, Joseph, Angelo, Tiffany, Giovanna, Holle and Hannah.
 

Joe Ward

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Tommy Joe Ward, 47, of Plainview, are pending with Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.
 

Deane W. Wright

CANYON - Funeral services for Deane W. Wright, 69, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Bales, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Mr. Wright died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999.

He was born in Jayton and graduated from Spur High School. He graduated from West Texas A&M and was a member of the football team that won the 1951 Sun Bowl.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War.

He coached football and taught school for 32 years in Crosbyton, Springlake-Earth, Brownfield, Dimmitt, Hamlin, Mexia and for seven years at Canyon High School.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, West Texas State College T-Club, Lions Club and the Optimists Club.

In 1953, he married Dorothy Bradshaw in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Becky Noland of New Deal, Rhonda Bainum of Lubbock and Gina Wopperer of Amarillo; a son, Randy Wright of Amarillo; his mother and stepfather, Mary Lou and Bill Brown of Kingsland; a sister, Marilyn Ann Gillespie of Kingsland; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

B.H. Browne
AMARILLO - Graveside services for B.H. Browne, 78, former Plainview resident, were at 1 p.m. today in Llano Cemetery with the Rev. Windell Taylor of the Veterans Administration Medical Center officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Rector Funeral Home.

Mr. Browne died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999.

He was born in Colorado City and moved to Amarillo in 1945 from Seagraves. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II.

He drove a bus for the City of Amarillo for 17 years and moved to Plainview in 1960 and drove a school bus there from 1960 to 1982. He also owned and operated Browne Coin Laundry for 22 years.

In 1956, he married Louise Bailey.

Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Ola Mae Wharton of Canyon and Bessie Lee Colvin of Plano; two brothers, Elzie Browne of Morton and J.D. Browne of Seagraves.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Tanya Curry Coleman

Funeral services for Tanya Curry Coleman, 34, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Garland Street Church of Christ with Karl King, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Curry died at 10:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born Feb. 9, 1964, in Floydada. She grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School. She was a homemaker and had worked with child care.

She was a member of Garland Street Church of Christ and was a Bible Class teacher.

On Nov. 4, 1984, she married Dwayne Coleman in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Colby Dwayne Coleman of Plainview; a daughter, Summer Dawn Coleman of Plainview; six sister, Kim Curry and Sonja Curry, both of Houston, Laurita Wall, Lajuana Curry, Kathy Curry and Verlonda Curry, all of Plainview; three brothers, Thomas Curry and Johnny Curry, both of Plainview, and Michael Curry of Amarillo; and her grandparents, Willie Carreathers and Eva Williams, both of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to Garland Street Church of Christ.

A scholarship fund had been set up for Summer and Colby Coleman. Donations may be made in care of the Garland Street Church of Christ, 700 Garland.
 

Van Blane Folley

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Van Blane Folley, 34, of Lubbock, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Folley died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, in Lubbock.
 

Ercell Givens

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Ercell Givens, 91, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Teeters, pastor of Lamesa First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Givens died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, in Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 10, 1907, in Paradise. He grew up in the Becton area and attended Lubbock High School. He moved to Abernathy in 1925 and began his first job at First State Bank. He served as president and chairman of the board of that institution from 1955 to 1982 and continued as an adviser after 1995.

He also raised chickens and hogs and was a cotton farmer.

On Sept. 14, 1930, he married Pearle Ella Johnson in Princeton. She died Dec. 11, 1981.

He was a member of Abernathy Lions Club and Abernathy Riding Club, the American Appaloosa Horse Club, Abernathy Motor Company, the Land Race Hog Producers and was on the board of the Hale County Stock Show.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Givens of Abernathy; a brother, Lloyd Givens of Lubbock; two grandsons, Michael and Robert Givens, both of Abernathy; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Abernathy Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 150, Abernathy, TX 79311.
 

Lee Nowlin

Funeral services for Lee Nowlin, 95, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Nowlin died at 8:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 1996 in Lubbock.
 

Patrick Monroe

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Lance Corporal Patrick Dewaine Monroe, 23, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Monroe died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, in St. Helena, S. Carolina in a vehicle accident.

He was born April 21, 1975, the son of Floyd Richardson and Pauline Phillips Monroe. He graduated from Lockney High School in 1994 where he played football, basketball, baseball player and ran track. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on Jan. 16, 1996 and was stationed in California and Mississippi before being transferred to South Carolina in August of 1996.

He was a member of Evans Chapel Baptist Church in Lockney.

On April 11, 1996, he married DeKala VanZandt in Lockney and they made their home on Beaufort, S.C.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Tyree Dawaine Monroe of Beaufort; his parents, Floyd and Pauline Monroe of Clovis, N.M.; a brother, Michael Richardson Monroe of Temple; a sister, LaKeisha Monroe of Clovis; and his grandmother, Birtie Phillips of Lockney.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 401 S. Main Street, Lockney, TX 79241.
 

Anna Mae Stapleton

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Anna Mae Stapleton, 89, were at 10 a.m. today in Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors Bell Avenue Chapel with Murry Brewer officiating.

Burial will be at 4 p.m. today in Petersburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Stapleton died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999 in Amarillo.

She was born in Locksburg, Ark. She graduated from Wayland Baptist College in Plainview. She was a homemaker and member of Plainview First Baptist Church. She moved to Amarillo from Plainview.

In 1927, she married Shelby Stapleton. He died in 1985.

Survivors include two sons, Shelby R. Stapleton of Amarillo and Tom Stapleton of Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter, Fern Pittman of Earth a brother, Buck McNeil of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A son, Kenneth Neil Stapleton, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Diane Stapleton Memorial Fund at the Harrington Cancer Center.

Mary DuBose
MAYHILL - Funeral Mass for Mary Grace DuBose, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Wake services will be at 7 p.m. today in the same church.

Burial will be in James Canyon Cemetery by Hamilton-O´Dell Funeral Home.

Mrs. DuBose died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at her residence.

She was born June 1, 1924, in Wayne, Mich., and had lived in the Midland-Odessa area since 1982. She owned Grandma Mary´s Creative Cabin in Cloudcroft.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Carl DuBose; six sons, David Charles Venable of Cloudcroft, Tim William Venable and Joseph Andrew Venable, both of Lewisville, James Patrick Venable of Camas, Wash., Richard Lawson Venable of Argyle and Robert Steven Venable of Odessa; two daughters, Susan Grace Grissom of Edna and Beth Ann Merrill of Little Rock, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Diana Lynn Blount of Olton; 25 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Her first husband, Charles W. “Bill” Venable, died in 1972 A son, Raymond Douglas DuBose, and a grandchild also are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Alamogordo Home Care/Hospice.
 

Ora Fraga

Funeral services for Ora Fraga, 77, were at 10 a.m. today in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Rosary was recited Sunday at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Fraga died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, in Covenant Hospital.

She was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Lorena. She moved to Plainview in 1958 and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

On Oct. 5, 1948, she married Charlie Fraga in Marlin.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Jane Musquiz of Plainview; one son, Charlie Fraga Jr., of Lubbock; two brothers, Oscar Martinez of Lockney and Albert Martinez of Harvill; three sisters, Peggy Felan of Waco, Susie Castillo of Fort Worth and Mary Regalado of Santa Maria, Calif.; six grandchildren; an done great-grandchild.
 

Wilna Hobbs

MATADOR - Funeral services for Wilna Hobbs, 90, of Hemphill, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Royce Jennings officiating.

Burial was in East Mound Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hobbs died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, in Pineland Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 9, 1909, in Erath County. She had lived in Matador for several before moving to Hemphill in 1986.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and had served as Motley County treasurer. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

In 1929, she married Buford H. Hobbs. He died Oct. 19, 1985.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Hobbs of Hemphill; a daughter, Judy Brown of Missouri City; five brothers, Joe Martin of Plainview, B.V. Martin of Coldsprings, Howard and Lynn Martin, both of Clovis, N.M., and Glenn Martin of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
 

P.C. Kitchens

SLATON - Funeral services for P.C. Kitchens, 86, of Posey, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Englunds Chapel with the Rev. Paul Jantzen officiating.

Burial was in Englewood Cemetery by Englunds Funeral Home.

Mr. Kitchens died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Mackenzie House of Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Ravia, Okla. He moved to Posey from Stratford, Okla., in 1936 and was a cotton farmer. He was a Sunday school teacher and deacon of the Assembly of God, past Democratic chairman of Pct. 35 and had served on the Posey school board.

On Aug. 5, 1933, he married Myrtle Townsend in Pontotoc, Okla. She died June 14, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Paul and Dale Kitchens, both of Slaton; a daughter, Dorothy Morton of Plainview; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Trinity Church, 7002 Canton Ave., Lubbock, TX 79413.
 

Iva Reese Rippstein

Funeral services for Iva Reese Rippstein, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rippstein died at 2:04 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born March 26, 1907, in Stonewall County where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Plainview in 1924 and worked at Cave´s Variety Store. She managed the drug store in the Hilton Hotel and worked for C.R. Anthony Co.

She was a member of First Baptist Church for 72 years and a member of the Friendship Class.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Geneva and Bill Eaves of Plainview; two sisters, Lila Stokes of Plainview and Viola McSwain of Plainview; a grandson and his wife, Cary and Sally Eaves of Plainview; and three great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Timothy and Cary Catherine Eaves, all of Plainview.

Four brothers and four sisters are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Building Fund or to Gideons International.
 

Vada Page Whiting

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Vada Page Whiting, 74, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bowman Chapel of First United Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Whiting died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center-Lakeside.

She was born March 5, 1925, in Clyde. She moved to Lubbock in 1941 and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1942. She received bachelor´s and master´s degrees from Texas Tech and her RN from Lubbock General Hospital School of Nursing. She was director of Nursing Services and the School of Nursing at Methodist Hospital and assistant director of Nursing at St. Mary Hospital. She was a member First United Methodist Church and of several nursing organizations.

In 1948, she married Frank Paul Whiting in Lubbock. He died July 30, 1983.

Survivors include a son, Christopher P. Whiting of Lubbock; two sisters, Beulah Page McGowen of Plainview and Mary Gae Page Hays of Charlotte, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the Music Ministry of First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401.


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