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Mary Guice
SLATON - Graveside services for Mary M. Guice, 99, of Lubbock, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Englewood Cemetery with Jack Gordon, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Englunds Funeral Service.

Ms. Guice died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in Lubbock Health Care Center.

She was born Feb. 7, 1900, in Coleman County. She lived near Eden until moving to Plainview in 1957. She had worked as a schoolteacher in Pear Valley and Melvin schools and was a saleslady at Mudd´s Dry Goods and Variety Store in Eden and Dargan´s Department Store in Plainview. She also sold Stanley Home Products in Plainview. She moved to Lubbock in 1983.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two nephews and seven nieces.
 

Glen Patterson

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Glen Wayne Patterson, 56, of Lubbock, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Abernathy Cemetery with David Bennett, a Church of Christ minister, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Patterson died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 25, 1942, in Abernathy. He had lived in Lubbock for several years. He served with the U.S. Navy fro 1962 to 1969 and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In August of 1966, he married Evelyne I. Hanna in Phoenix, Ariz.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Nannie Lou Patterson of Lubbock; two daughters, Catherine Creager of Lubbock and Wanda Patterson of Austin; two sons, Richard Patterson of Brownfield and Roy Patterson of Lubbock; two brothers, Jerry Patterson of Lubbock and Doyle Patterson of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

The body will be at the funeral home until noon Saturday.
 

Rubie Lee Ratjen

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Rubie Lee Ratjen, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hawkins, interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Ralls, and the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ratjen died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, in the Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born May 1, 1905, in Hamilton County, the daughter of the late William Jasper and Lutie Nix Taylor. She attended Price Community school. She moved to the Providence Community in 1925 and to Lockney in 1940. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

On Aug. 2, 1925, she married Robert Augustus “Bob” Ratjen in Swisher County. He died May 17, 1979.

Survivors include three daughters, Ardis Daniel and Gleva Smith, both of Floydada, and Gloria Eden of Dallas; a sister, Muriel Stark of Lubbock; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-6:30 p.m. today.
 

ÔWillie´ Rodriguez

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Guillermo Arellano “Willie” Rodriguez, 64, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Silva, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Crosbyton, and the Rev. Pedro Reyes, pastor of Templo Salem Baptist Church in Lockney, officiating.

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

Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. today in the same church with the Rev. John Guitterez officiating.

Mr. Rodriguez died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lubbock.

He was born Sept. Sept. 20, 1934, in Realitos. He attended school in Alice and moved to Lockney in 1959. He was a ginner for South Plains Co-Op Gin in the South Plains Community.

He attended Templo Salem Baptist Church.

On Dec. 5, 1953, he married Maria Olga Torres in Munday.

Survivors include his wife; six sons, Saul, Jerry, Moses, Adam and David Rodriguez, all of Lockney, and Ruben Rodriguez of Plainview; four daughters, Sylvia Leal of Muleshoe, Debra Asencio, Monica Luna and Laurie Rodriguez, all of Lockney; his mother, Ofelia Arellano Rodriguez of Victoria; three brothers, Adan Rodriguez of Alvord, Roy Rodriguez of Lubbock and Robert Rodriguez of Victoria; six sisters, Modesta Perales, Ofelia Basaldua and Arlene Raissaz, all of Lockney, Maggie Jocelyn and Anita Perales, both of Victoria, and Doris Delgado of Kyle; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A granddaughter, Crystal Rodriguez, died in 1986. His father, Guillermo Rodriguez Sr., is deceased.
 

Vanessa Sisneros

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Funeral services for Wayland Baptist University freshman Vanessa Sisneros, 18, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Family Worship Center in Albuquerque, N.M.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery by Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE.

Wayland administrators, faculty and students will leave campus at 5:30 a.m. Saturday to attend the funeral.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Wayland's Brown Chapel with Jeff Box, director of Wayland's Baptist Student Ministries, officiating.

Miss Sisneros died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in a vehicle accident near Stratford.

She had been a lifelong resident of Albuquerque and had enrolled in Wayland in January. She was a life member of Family Worship Center and a was a graduate of Hope High School.

Survivors include her parents, Vivian and Maria Sisneros; a brother, Vivian Sisneros Jr., a sister, Lupe Carrisalez; grandmother, Celia Flores; and niece, Mariah Carrisalez.
 

Gladys Horton Whitacre

Funeral services for Gladys Horton Whitacre, 95, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, and the Rev. Michael Struve, chaplain with Covenant Health Systems, officiating.

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

Mrs. Whitacre died at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born Sept. 14, 1903, in Oseola, Ill. She moved to Hale Center in 1909 and graduated from high school in 1921. She attended West Texas Normal and received a teaching certificate. Her first school was in Ware, then she moved to Lakeview. She taught at Hale Center for 17 years where she also was principal at the high school. She moved to Plainview in 1952 and taught biology. She chartered the Junior National Honor Society at Plainview High School.

She was a retired teacher, a member of Plainview Delphin Club, Retired Teachers Association, First United Methodist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.

On July 16, 1929, she married Cecil Whitacre. He died in 1974.

Survivors include one sister, Minnie Horton Struve of Abernathy; and several nieces and nephews.

Lenora Alexander
WINTERS - Funeral services for Lenora Christine Alexander, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Winters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Barry Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery by Winters Funeral Home.

Mr. Alexander died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in Ballinger Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 14, 1913, in Winters. She also had lived in Lubbock. She was a member of St. John´s Lutheran Church.

She married James Conway Sr. He died in 1957. She married Bob Alexander on Sept. 23, 1968 in Lubbock.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Conway of Abernathy and Douglas G. Conway of Plains; four sisters, Lena Stauffer of Corpus Christi, Jo Pilgram of Lorena, Evelyn Brannan of Odessa and Minnie Nutt of San Angelo; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Two children, James Conway Jr., and Helen Conway, are deceased.
 

Frances Powell

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Frances Powell, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with Doyle Cordor, youth minister at Garland Street Church of Christ in Plainview, and the Rev. Jimmy McGuire officiating.

Burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Powell died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Albuquerque, N.M.

She was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Crosby County, the daughter of the late David Frank and Annie Lee Glover Rogers. She grew up and attended schools in Crosby County.

She married Parnell Powell and they owned and operated Powell´s Grocery until retiring. He died June 30, 1990.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Arlis and Sandra Powell of Albuquerque and Jerry and Mary Jane Powell of Houston; a daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Ricky Swearingen of Plainview; a brother, Kenneth Rogers of Yoakum; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A son, Kenneth M. Powell, died June 11, 1948.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Rd., Lubbock, TX 79424, or to a favorite charity.
 

Virgil Sparks

GARLAND - Funeral services for Virgil C. Sparks, 93, were held Tuesday in the South Side Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Robert Slaton officiating.

Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park by Williams Funeral Directors.

Mr. Sparks died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, in Garland.

He was born March 15, 1906, in Parker County. He was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and had pastored churches in Childress, Lockney and Memphis, Texas. He retired in 1972 and served as East Plains Section Presbytor for the West Texas District.

Survivors include his wife, Pearle King Sparks; two daughters, Marisa V. Fortenberry of Floydada and Carolyn Gutierrez of Madisonville; a son, Tim Sparks of Rowlette; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

A grandson is deceased.
 

James H. Word

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for James Havens “Jim” Word, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor; the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor of First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Sharon O´Quinn, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Petersburg and Carr´s Chapel, officiating.

Private burial will be in Floyd County Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral home.

Mr. Word died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Globe, Ariz. He moved to Austin and attended Pease Elementary, graduated from Austin High School in 1936 and attended the University of Texas. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and moved to Floydada from Austin in 1946.

He was an insurance agent, retiring in January of 1981.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, a past president of the American Heart Association, Floydada Senior Citizens, a charter member of Friends of the Floyd County Library, former Floydada school board member, and a 50-year member of the American Legion. He had been a member of the Lions Club since 1946 and served as president in 1949-1950 and was chairman of broom sales for many years.

He was a charter board member of the Floyd County Historical Museum where he had served as president and treasurer and a member of the Boy Scouts of America, on the board of the South Plains Council and past Scout Master of Troop 357. He was named Floydada Citizen of the Year in March of 1989.

Mr. Word was a leading avocational archaeologist in the state, helping develop the archaeological preserve in Lubbock and was instrumental in the passing of the Texas Antiquities law. He was a member of the Society of American Archaeology, Texas Archaeological Society, serving as president in the mid 1960s, South Plains Archaeological Society, Midland Archaeological Society and Panhandle Archaeological Society.

On Jan. 1, 1938, he married Dorothy Cousins in Austin. She died Aug. 20, 1981. He married Margarette Wasson Bond on March 9, 1985 in Floydada.

Survivors include his wife; two stepsons, Gregory Bond of Granbury and Gordon Bond of Big Bear Lake, Calif.; three daughters, Ann Carr, Mary Garrett and Elizabeth Atkinson, all of Floydada; a sister, Mary Ellen Petty of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 719, Floydada, TX 79235; the Floydada Senior Citizens, 301 E. Georgia, Floydada, TX 79235; or to the Floyd County Historical Museum, 105 E. Missouri, Floydada, TX 79235.
 

Antonio Valdez Sr.

OLTON - Funeral services for Antonio Valdez Sr., 72, will be at noon Friday in the Church of God of the First Born with Joe L. Valdez and John Janas, pastors, officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Valdez died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Durango, Mexico. He moved to Olton in 1971 from Hart. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of God of the First Born.

In 1969, he married Teodosia Vermudez in Juarez, Mexico.

Survivors include five sons, Joe L., Margo, Raul and Antonio Valdez Jr., all of Olton, and George Valdez of Juarez; four daughters, Delia Garcia and Rosario Rojas, both of Olton, and Sylvia Calderon Valdez and Angela Hernandez, both of El Paso; a brother, Fortunato Valdez of Olton; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

W.R. ´Mutt´ Churchwell
Funeral services for W.R. “Mutt” Churchwell, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Garland Street Church of Christ with Karl King, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Lockney.

Mr. Churchwell died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Comanche County, the son of the late James and Cora Moore Churchwell. He moved with his parents to Hale County at the age of six months and had lived in Plainview most of his life.

He graduated from Plainview High School in 1943 and was a farmer.

He retired from Hale County Noxious Weed Control District after 20 years and was a former member of the Plainview Masonic Lodge, was a 4-H leader and served with the 1st Cavalry during World War II.

He was a member of Garland Street Church of Christ.

On May 12, 1949, he married Joyce Hooten in Lockney.

Survivors include his wife; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jackie and Vicki Churchwell and Paul and Dee Ann Churchwell, all of Plainview, and Mark and Rhonda Churchwell of San Angelo; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kaylene and Jerry Hazel of Amarillo and Karen and Scott Snipes of Plainview; a brother, Marvin Churchwell of Plainview; three sisters, Vera Castleberry of Plainview, Cora Lee Vaughn of Hale Center and Mavis McClain of Bentonville, Ark.; and 10 grandchildren.

A grandson, Jeremy Painter, died in 1997.

The body will be at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until service time.

The family suggests memorials to the Children´s Home c/o Garland Street Church of Christ, 700 Garland Street, Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Gladys Little

Funeral services for Gladys Little, 105, of Olton, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, and the Rev. J. Dean McNamara, chaplain of VistaCare Family Hospice, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Little died at 11:12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in Runningwater Draw Care Center in Olton.

She was born Gladys Thomas on Sept. 16, 1894, in Decatur where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1912. She moved to Plainview in 1912 and graduated from Wayland College in 1914 with a degree in education. She taught school at Sunshine, Prairieview, Hooper and Science Hill schools, retiring in 1928. She lived in the Hooper Community from 1928 to 1944 when she moved to Plainview.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Plainview, Martha Amick´s Sunday School Class and the Live Long and Like It Club. She moved to Olton in 1993.

Survivors include two daughters, Maye Belle Ogle of Halfway and Mary Lee Pinkerton of Plainview; a son and two daughters-in-law, John D. and Marian Hendrick of Ingram and Sally Hendrick of Houston; a brother and sister-in-law, H.K. and Shirley Thomas of Georgetown; a sister, Marguerite Hall of Tulia; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

A son, L. Beeman Hendrick, died June 1, 1999.

The family suggests memorials to the Runningwater Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton, TX 79064.
 

Jewel Masten

Funeral services for Jewel Masten, 97, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommy Ewing, retired Methodist minister of Tulia, and the Rev. Horace Abbott, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Masten died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, in IHS nursing home in Lubbock.

She was born Jewel Nicholson on May 10, 1902, in Comanche where she grew up. She moved to Merkel and then to Hale County in 1921. She met her future husband, Horace L. Masten, in the Finney Community and they married Feb. 10, 1924 in Plainview. They farmed northeast of Plainview until retiring in 1980 when they moved to Plainview. He died March 8, 1988.

She was a member of WSCS and the Liberty Home Demonstration Club. She was a member of the Liberty Methodist Church until it closed and she moved her membership to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Bettye and Marvin Graham of Plainview and Joan and Richard Adams of Lubbock; two sisters, Velma Hammond of Plainview and Florence Leonardo of Redound Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Joy Colleen Thomason, died March 8, 1974, and a grandson, Danny Graham, died Oct. 5, 1974. Four brothers and a sister also are deceased.

The family will be at Trinity United Methodist Church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church or to the Methodist Children´s Home in Waco.
 

Gwendolyn Patterson

Funeral services for Gwendolyn Dove Patterson, 74, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Alvin Law, a member of Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ, officiating.

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

Mrs. Patterson died at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at her residence.

She was born July 6, 1925, in Plainview. She had worked as a route carrier for The Plainview Daily Herald for several years. She was a member of Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.

On Aug. 27, 1944, she married W.E. “Bill” Patterson in Plainview. He died Oct. 3, 1992.

Survivors include daughter, Sandra Rollins of Plainview; one son, James E. Patterson of Plainview; two brothers, B.D. Perkins of Austin and Darrell Perkins of Lubbock; two sisters, Peggy Breland of Paris, Texas and Bettye Raymer of Plainview; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A brother, James Walker Patterson Jr., is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Tressie Warren

MATADOR - Funeral services for Tressie Warren, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Roaring Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Rickey Lawrence and the Rev. Felton Gilmore officiating.

Burial will be in the Roaring Springs Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Warren died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 3, 1919, in Roaring Springs. She moved to Matador from Lubbock in 1990. She had worked at restaurants and in a denim mill and also for the Green Thumb program. She was a member of Roaring Springs Baptist Church.

In 1937, she married Ray Warren. He died in 1984.

Survivors include a son, Don Warren of Matador; two daughters, Kathy Brooks of Whitehouse and Jerri Poff of Dallas; a sister, Virgie Clower Bannister of Plainview; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ruth Belk
GAINESVILLE - Funeral services for Ruth Belk, 91, former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Temple Baptist Church with Dr. Eddie Chenault, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. Jimmy Neff, pastor of Edmonson First Baptist Church, and Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church in Plainview, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Mrs. Belk died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in Denton Regional Hospital.

She was born Ruth Tarwater on April 29, 1908, in Albany, N.Y. She was a homemaker and lived in Plainview until moving to Gainesville in 1980. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

On March 29, 1931, she married Carl Belk. He died in 1981.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Betty Belk of Plainview; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and Doyle Collins of Cresson and Frances and Jack Groce of Gainesville; a sister, Julia Masten of Plainview; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A son, Jerry Belk, and a grandson, Joe Collins, are deceased.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church in Edmonson Saturday from 9-11 a.m.
 

Edgar L. Clinton

Funeral services for Edgar Laverne Clinton, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Bartley & Silva Memorial Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Bartley & Silva Funeral Directors.

Mr. Clinton died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Rosedale, Okla. He moved to Tahoka where he grew up and moved to Plainview from Lubbock in August of 1955. He worked for Cloverlake Dairy as a salesman from 1955 to 1970 when he started working for Morton Food Distributor.

He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge #709.

On Sept. 1, 1951, he married Lila Pearl Hollers in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Edgar “Skeeter” Clinton Jr. of Lubbock, Michael Clinton of Plainview and Kenny Clinton of Nazareth; one daughter, Kathy Campbell of Lubbock; a brother, Leroy Clinton of Denver City; a sister, Frances Kelsey of Pasadena; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 201 Amarillo Street.
 

Joe Martinez

HALE CENTER - Funeral Mass for Joe Martinez, 56, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Theresa´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Rey Sorgon, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman-Abel Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Martinez died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home.

He was born June 28, 1943, in Lampasas. He had lived in Hale Center most of his life.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Guadalupe and Julio Benavides of Hale Center; a brother, Carlos Martinez of Hale Center; three sisters, Mary Benavides of Rupert, Idaho, Juanita Sharp of Lampasas and Virginia Rodriquez of Hale Center.
 

J.C. Mills

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for J.C. Mills, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Currie, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Mills died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born April 23, 1916, in Montague County. He graduated from Rhineland High School in 1932 and moved to Abernathy from Odessa in 1942. He served on the Abernathy School Board for 12 years and had served as president. He was a member of Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, First United Methodist Church, serving on the administrative board, and helped organize and finance the Abernathy Senior Citizens. He owned and operated Plains Grain since 1960 and was serving as president of the Plains Grain Cooperation.

He held ranching interests in Texas and New Mexico and was awarded the Honorary Chapter Farmer by the Abernathy FFA and was recognized by the National FFA in 1996 for his support and encouragement of youth.

On Jan. 11, 1936, he married Frances Thompson in Munday.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Jim Mills of Abernathy; two daughters, Shirley Coxon of Lubbock and Pat Baker of Idalou; one sister, Neva Bailey of Plainview; a brother, Kim Mills of California; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch or to a favorite charity.
 

Guy P. Wall

HALE CENTER - Funeral Mass for Guy P. Wall, 64, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Theresa´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Rey Sorgon, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday in Freeman-Abell Funeral Home with the same pastor.

Mr. Wall died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital.

He was born Nov. 3, 1915, in Leesburg. He moved to Hale Center from Hurlwood in 1957. He was a Catholic and a member of the American Legion.

On Nov. 15, 1941, he married Bernice Behlen in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, James Wall of Fort Worth and Sam Wall of Slaton; two daughters, Jeanne Conley of Como and Emily Alexander of Brahsear; three sisters, Faye Brooks of Plainview, Sue Goodwin and Joann Thomas, both of Lubbock; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A son, Michael Wall, died in 1983.
 

Ruth Faye Williams

Funeral services for Ruth Faye Williams, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Christian Church with the Rev. J. Dean McNamara, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Williams died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born March 26, 1911, in Custer City, Okla. She moved to Plainview in 1938 from Clinton, Okla. She graduated from nursing school in Clinton, Okla., and worked as a volunteer at the Eleanor Griffin child center for many years.

On June 13, 1936, she married Orva Neal Williams in Clinton, Okla. He was a member of the Plainview City Council for several years. He died Dec. 8, 1977.

Survivors include two sons, Coleman Williams and Tim Williams, both of Plainview; five grandchildren, Jennifer Horan, Mary Smith, Elizabeth Williams, Cody Williams and Lindy Williams; and one great-grandchild, Matthew Horan.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Covenant Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star.

The family suggests memorials to Covenant Hospital Auxiliary.

Dorothy Mae Rook Byard
AMARILLO - Services for Dorothy Mae Rook Byard, 71, of Amarillo, were 2 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Byard died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999.

She was born in Plainview and moved to Amarillo in 1974 from San Angelo. She received her bachelor´s degree from West Texas State University.

In 1986, Mrs. Byard retired from A to Z Rental. She taught school in Tulia for eight years and taught in Lockney and Plainview. She was a Methodist and member of Plainview and Tulia Order of Eastern Star.

She married Royse Byard in 1950.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Rook Byard of Amarillo and Richard Byard of Nevada; three sisters Vivian Suter of Austin, Betty Robertson of Kingsland and Lela Rook of Plainview; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
 

Lynda Kaye O´Neal Eddy

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Lynda Kaye O´Neal Eddy were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Llano Cemetery with Glendell Smith, chaplain at Baptist St. Anthony´s Health System, officiating.

Arrangements were by Schooler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Eddy died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999.

She was born in Amarillo and was a member of San Jacinto Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Michelle Swinburn of Tulia and Melissa Young of Amarillo; a sister, Sandra O´Neal of Amarillo, and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center, Box 95, Amarillo TX 79176.
 

Israel R. Garcia

HART - Funeral services for Israel R. Garcia, 24, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sandro de la Cruz Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Roger Velasquez officiating.

Burial was in Hart Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Garcia died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in Roswell, N.M.

He was born Nov. 12, 1975, in Goodland, Kan. He grew up in Hart, graduating from Hart High School in 1994. He was a truck driver for R. Garcia Trucking and was a member of Sandro de La Cruz Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are his wife, Arminda; two sons, Jordan Isaiah Garcia and Jacob Israel Garcia, both of Hart; his father, Richard Garcia Sr. of Portales, N.M.; his mother, Agnes Garcia of Lubbock; two brothers, Richard Garcia Jr. of Hart and Isaac DeLaGarza of Lubbock; a sister, Yvett Garcia of Lubbock; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Gonzales and Elmina Garcia, all of Hart.
 

Cassandra Griffin

FORT WORTH - Funeral services for Cassandra “Cassie” Griffin, 14, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Wedgwood Baptist Church with Dr. Al Meredith, pastor, and the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview, officiating.

Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park by Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Miss Griffin died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in Fort Worth.

She was born in Lockney and attended schools in Plainview through the sixth grade before her family moved to Fort Worth two years ago. She was a member of Little Dribblers basketball and was a member of College Heights Baptist Church while living in Plainview.

In Fort Worth, she was a member of Wedgwood Baptist Church where she was active in the youth group and was a freshman at North Crowley High School where she played clarinet in the Mighty Panther Band.

Surviving are her parents, David L. and Tralissa Griffin; a brother, Chris Griffin of Fort Worth; her grandparents, David and Sue Carver of Ennis and Dolores Maddox of Seminole; great-grandparents, Evelyn Adams of Glen Rose, Thelma Carter of Grand Prairie and Ena Hobdy of Seminole; three aunts and four uncles.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Wedgwood Baptist Church Youth Fund.
 

Lina Martinez

Funeral Mass for Lina Martinez, 96, was at 3 p.m. Saturday in San Jose Catholic Church in Lockney with the Rev. Jim McCartney, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Lockney Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mrs. Martinez died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born Oct. 23, 1902 in Mexico and married Juan Martinez on Dec. 16, 1919 in Waco. He died in 1970.

Mrs. Martinez moved to Plainview in 1952. She was a member of San Jose Catholic Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Susie Castillo of Fort Worth, Peggy Felan of Waco, Ora Fraga of Plainview and Maria Regalado of Santa Maria, Calif.; two sons, Albert Martinez of Hargill and Oscar Martinez of Lockney; 88 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
 

Holman Owen

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Holman Garland Owen, 77, died Aug. 30, 1999, in San Diego. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer´s in 1993 and died from complications from the disease.

He was born in Lockney on June 3, 1922, and attended Lockney High School where he played football and track. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and joined the U.S. Navy in 1942.

He married Viola Bellah in 1942. After discharge from the Navy in 1945, Mr. Owen worked at North Island Naval Air Base as an analyst in the engineering department. He retired in 1979.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Robert, Sherry and Kelly; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 

Jack Sutton

KRESS -- Funeral services for Jack Sutton, 73, of Silverton, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Kress Church of Christ with Jack McCall, Haun Kite and J.D. Nance officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Silverton.

He died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in Lubbock.

Callie Lige “Jack” Sutton was born Jan. 5, 1926, at Marysville, in Cooke County.

He was raised at Goodnight and graduated from Goodnight High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Mr. Sutton married Teresa Crass on June 30, 1951, in Clovis, N.M.

He had farmed in southwestern Briscoe County since 1952.

An accomplished musician, Mr. Sutton had played in many local and area events and was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in Sacramento, Calif., in 1966.

Mr. Sutton was on the Caprock Soil and Water Conservation Board for 25 years and served on the Central Plains MH-MR Board of Trustees.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters and their husbands, Cynthia and Don Glenn of Tulia, Rhonda and Mike McGinn of Humble, and Melinda and Mitchell Stockton of Roundrock; two brothers, W.D. Sutton of Kimble, Neb., and Howard Sutton of Greenfield, Mo.; three sisters, Floy Sexton of Amarillo, Vereda Hulsey of Whitedeer and Ouida Filman of Denville, N.J.; and five grandchildren.


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