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Dr. J. Ivyloy Bishop
AUSTIN - Funeral services for Dr. J. Ivyloy “Jack” Bishop, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Roger Paynter, pastor, the Rev. Jim Roberts, a nephew of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Dr. Fred Howard of San Angelo, a longtime associate at Wayland Baptist University, officiating.

Burial will be in Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

Special music will be provided by John Colson of Houston, a nephew.

Dr. Bishop died Thursday, March 11, 1999, after a lengthy illness.

He was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Pinola, Miss., the son of a Baptist minister. He graduated from Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Ala., and from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He received a Master of Theology degree and later attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, receiving the Doctor of Religious Education degree.

He was pastor at churches in rural Alabama and became committed to the worldwide missions cause. After graduating from Southern Seminary, he became a state leader for the Southern Baptist missions education program for boys, the Royal Ambassadors.

He held a three-state position in Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina and in 1943 became the first national director for the Royal Ambassador program, then under the sponsorship of Woman´s Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention.

During his 10-year tenure, he wrote the Royal Ambassador manuals, began the magazine Ambassador Life, and traveled in the U.S. and abroad to further the R.A. program.

In 1953, he resigned his position to work on his doctorate. He joined the teaching staff at Wayland Baptist College and four years later was made chairman of the Division of Religion and Philosophy, a post he held until retirement from full-time work in 1980. He continued to teach part-time until 1987.

During his 32-year period, he served as interim pastor in 42 West Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma churches.

He moved to Austin in 1993 and was active in the programs of First Baptist Church.

He married Amelia “Millie” Morton, former longtime journalism teacher at Plainview High School.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Elayne Bishop; a granddaughter, Alex Bishop, all of Austin; a daughter, Judith Bishop of Berkeley, Calif.; a sister, Katie Roberts of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Virgil Colson of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Ruby Bishop of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and a brother-in-law, Douglas McManus of Mobile, Ala.
 

Ella Louise Gunter

Funeral services for Ella Louise Gunter, 72, were at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gunter died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in St. Mary Skilled Nursing Unit in Lubbock.

She was born June 18, 1926, in Carson County. She moved to Olton from Groom in 1952 and to Plainview in 1970. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Travel Study Club, Texas Historical Society and was past president of the Woman´s Missionary Union of the church. She wrote a play, “Patch-Work,” which was performed at Wayland Baptist University.

On Sept. 27, 1947, she married W.C. Gunter in Amarillo. He died April 1, 1995.

Survivors include two daughters, Gayle Southern of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lucy Gunter of Austin; a son, Carey C. Gunter of Austin; her mother, Minnie Sibold of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Keith Crawford of Channing and Alvin Crawford of Kansas; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
 

Joe K. Harris

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Joe K. Harris, 71, of Hale Center, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the J.A. Hodges Chapel of First Christian Church with Jackie King and the Rev. Michael Passmore, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Harris died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Ralls. He graduated from high school in Rogers and from Southwest Texas State University. He served in the Merchant Marines and was an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He worked for Gifford-Hill Western and Lockwood Irrigation and was owner/operator of Harris Agricultural Supply Co., in Halfway. He moved to the Plainview area in 1986 from McKinney.

In 1957, he married Betty Jane Brannan in Tucumcari, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Ronald Harris of Wylie; three daughters, Charlotte Held of Lubbock, Shirley Dunfee and Sharrel Bane, both of Tyler; a sister, Jean Hildebrand of Austin; and seven grandchildren.

A sister, Juanita Joyce Vaughn, and a brother, Harold Jay Harris, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, Okla. 74005.
 

Howard Patterson

Graveside services for N. Howard Patterson, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in City of Lubbock Cemetery with the Rev. John Ballard, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mr. Patterson died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Heritage Oaks Nursing Center.

He was born May 25, 1914, in Stamford. He moved to Lubbock in 1924 and attended Texas Tech University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was self-employed at E.A. Patterson Co., retiring in 1979. He later worked for Wayland Baptist University Lubbock Center from 1991-1995. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Feb. 9, 1936, he married Affanell Brock in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Kathy Wagner and Kay Ford, both of Lubbock, and Susan Hardage of Plainview; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from noon-1:30 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Conquest Building Fund c/o First Baptist Church or to the Wayland Baptist University Lubbock Center.
 

Don Riddle

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Don Riddle, 42, of Austin, will be at 2 p.m. today in Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Harris and John Shaw officiating.

Mr. Riddle died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Austin.

He was born Sept. 14, 19856, in Amarillo. He graduated from Monterey High School and served with the U.S. Navy. He moved to Abilene in 1985 received a master´s degree in psychology from Hardin-Simmons University. He worked for Travis County with the MHMR Care Program for eight months.

Survivors include two sons, Jeremy and Donovan Riddle of Lubbock; his mother, Mrs. Butch Gilliland of Floydada; his father, George Riddle of Big Spring; two sisters, Sue Walker of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Karen Gilliland of Albuquerque; and two grandchildren.

A daughter, Stephanie Riddle, is deceased.
 

Mary Ann Salazar

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Mary Ann Salazar, 22, are pending with Ossie Curry Funeral Home.

Ms. Salazar died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in University Medical Center.

Thelma Hart
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Funeral services for Thelma IdaMae Hart, 80, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Graceway Baptist Church.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fairview Cemetery in Tuttle by Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary.

Mrs. Hart died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, in Grace Living Center after an illness.

She was born Thelma IdaMae Travis on Aug. 15, 1918, in Oklahoma City, the daughter of the late Royal Jackson and Eunice Mabel Ussery Travis. She was a homemaker, a pastor´s wife and had served on the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and in the Resort Ministries for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

On May 26, 1935, she married Wendell J. Hart.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Lynn Kellogg and her husband, Kent, and Sharon Jackson and her husband, Jerry, all of Fort Gibson, Okla.; two sons, John H. Hart and his wife, Margie, of Stephenville, Texas, and Dr. W. Travis Hart, and his wife, Janie, of Plainview; a half-sister, Mary Ann Buckley of Anchorage, Alaska; a stepsister, Wanda June Evans of Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Paul Kellogg, and a great-grandson, Reagan Kellogg, are deceased.
 

Ernest Johnson

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Ernest Doyle Johnson, 39, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wesley Memorial Church with John Williams, elder, officiating.

Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Brock´s South Plains Funeral Directors.

Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in Lubbock.

He was born April 14, 1959, in Floydada where he attended schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 1978 in Korea, receiving the Overseas Service Ribbon, a Good Conduct Medal, Expert Rifle & Grenade Badge and National Defense Service Ribbon. He attended Clarendon College where he was named to the 1998 spring semester President´s List.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Ernest Johnson Jr. and Jane Johnson of Lubbock; a daughter, Marsha Coleman Johnson of Plainview; eight brothers, Travis Johnson of Littlefield, Charles Whitfield, Aldon Johnson and Neal Johnson, all of Lubbock, Greg Johnson and Guy Ledbetter, both of Floydada, Gerald Ledbetter of Memphis, Texas, and Leland Johnson of Sherman; nine sisters, Ernestine Anderson of Waco, Daisy Johnson of Fort Worth, Sheila Wall and Eunice Johnson, both of Plainview, Barbara Williams of Lawton, Okla., Vivian Thompson of Matador, and Sharon Johnson, Natasha Johnson and Mechelle Johnson, all of Lubbock.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today.
 

Doris W. Pett

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Doris W. Pett, 85, of Bay City, Mich., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church in Bay City with the Rev. William H. Allwardt, officiating.

Private burial will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery by Gephart Funeral Home. Local arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Pett died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Silverton.

She was born Doris W. Mueller on June 12, 1913, in Bay City where she resided all her life. She was a registered nurse and had retired from Samaritan Hospital in 1976. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Ladies Guild.

On May 29, 1935, she married Norman Pett. He died in 1973.

Survivors include her daughter, Leola O´Neal of Silverton; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Patricia Pett of Bay City; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Irvine of Woodville; six grandchildren including Patrick O´Neal of Silverton; and four great-grandchildren.

A son, Charles, died in 1969 and a son-in-law, Eldon O´Neal, in 1997.

The family suggests memorials to Zion Lutheran Church Repair and Rejoice Fund, c/o Gephart Funeral Home, Inc., 201 W. Midland Street, Bay City, MI 48706.
 

Francisco Rodriguez

ABERNATHY - Funeral Mass for Francisco C. Rodriguez, 79, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Isidore Catholic Church with the Rev. Luis Dussan, pastor, officiating.

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

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Rodriguez died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, in IHS Healthcare Center in Plainview.

He was born April 2, 1919, in Claireville. He moved to Abernathy in 1967 from Hart.

He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church, the Cursillista and was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

On Oct. 1, 1945, he married Catarina Jimenez in Bolton.

Survivors include his wife; 10 sons, Cleofus and Santiago Rodriguez, both of Lubbock, Sabino Rodriguez of Odessa, Freddie, Michael and Joseph Rodriguez, all of Loveland, Colo., Frank E. Rodriguez of Vista, Calif., Roger W. Rodriguez of Jacksonville, NC, Richard Rodriguez of Aurora, CO, Charlie R. Rodriguez, of Abernathy; seven daughters, Rosa L. Gonzales of Hart, Maria Estella Rodriguez of Amarillo, Maria Oralia Rodriguez of Hale Center, Frances Rodriguez of Loveland, Rachael Ann Baeza of Tioga, Paula Rodriguez of Plainview and Diana Martinez of Abernathy; two brothers, Cruz Rodriguez of Edinburg and Pedro Rodriguez of NorthLake, Ill., and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 

Eugene Smallwood

Funeral services for Eugene Woodruff Smallwood, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Smallwood died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in IHS Healthcare Center.

He was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Cooper. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a carpenter and cabinet maker. He moved to Plainview from Dallas in September of 1997.

On Nov. 1, 1942, he married Nancy Lee Johnston in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife; and a brother, Jess L. Smallwood of Onalaska, Texas.

Four brothers and three sisters are deceased.
 

O.V. Sprawls

TULIA - Funeral services for O.V. Sprawls, 78, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Sprawls died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999.
 

Joe Milton Stevens

WHITNEY - Graveside services for Joe Milton Stevens, 65, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Holland Cemetery with the Rev. Stephen Lee officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton.

Mr. Stevens died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in a Temple hospital.

He was born March 18, 1933, in Slaton. He worked in the hospital administration for for 20 years and was retired from the U.S. Air Force.

On Sept. 21, 1956, he married Wanda Lee Breeding in Holland.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Scott K. Stevens of Belton; one daughter, Vickie L. Brown of Virginia Beach, Va.; his mother, Vera Stevens Meester of Hale Center; a brother, R.C. Stevens of Plainview; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Scott and White Development Office Cancer Research, 2401 S. 31st, Temple, TX 76508 or to a favorite charity.

Stewart Kirkpatrick
TULIA ­ Graveside services for Stewart Kirkpatrick, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Tulia, officiating.

Arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Kirkpatrick died Saturday morning, June 12, 1999, at his residence.

Born May 11, 1922, in Taylor County, he moved to Tulia in 1924 where he was raised, graduating from Tulia High School.

Mr. Kirkpatrick joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he was a carrier pilot and flew Wildcat fighter airplanes. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Following his discharge, Mr. Kirkpatrick returned to Tulia and was a farmer.

He farmed more than 50 years.

Mr. Kirkpatrick was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tulia.

He married Annabelle Barbour on Sept. 14, 1945, in Detroit, Mich.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Jim Kirkpatrick of Tulia; one daughter, Martha Matzen of Ute Park, N.M.; one brother, B.T. Kirkpatrick of Mineral Wells; three granddaughters, Denise Zuniga of Clovis, N.M., Sheila Price of Kansas City, Mo., and Karla Kirkpatrick of Tulia; and one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Faith Zuniga of Clovis, N.M.
 

Inez Lee

DIMMITT ­ Funeral services for Inez Lee, 88, will be at 2 p.m. today in the First Baptist Church in Dimmitt with the Rev. Howard Rhodes, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Hereford under the direction of Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Lee died Saturday, June 12, 1999, in BSA Hospice in Amarillo.

She was born Feb. 2, 1911, in Coryell County and married Carl Lee Feb. 23, 1929 in Littlefield. He died in 1972.

She worked as a homemaker and moved to Dimmitt in 1972 from Summerfield. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dimmitt.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Lee of Hurst and Jack Lee of Shamrock; three daughters Dorothy Sargent of Hereford, Charlene Howell and Carolyn Moke, both of Dimmitt; a brother, Bob Clark of Friona; four sisters, Robbie Stephan of Hereford, Jessie Claunch of Everman, Jean Baize of Friona and Jewel Cheatham of Lincoln, Ark.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 1201 Western Circle, Dimmitt 79027 and BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo 79176-0001.
 

Jesus Lopez

LOCKNEY - Funeral Mass for Jesus Lopez, 15, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim McCartney, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight in the funeral home.

Mr. Lopez died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in Briscoe County.

He was born Aug. 18, 1983 in Lockney where he attended schools and was a freshman at Lockney High School. He was a lifelong resident of Lockney and attended San Jose Catholic Church.

Surviving are his parents, Robert Johnny Lopez and Yolanda Gonzalez Lopez, both of Lockney; four brothers, Robert, Eulalio, Augustine and Joe Lopez, all of Lockney; two sisters, Andrea and Monica Lopez, both of Lockney, and his grandfather, Cosmo Gonzalez of Lockney.
 

Richard McEntire

Funeral services for Richard Allen McEntire, 46, of Plainview, will be 10 a.m. Monday in the College Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Colonial Chapel Hill Memorial Park in San Antonio under the direction of Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

McEntire died Friday, June 11, 1999, in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born July 26, 1952 in Hobbs, N.M. and was married Feb. 10, 1990, to Corinne Fennell in Corpus Christi.

McEntire attended schools in San Antonio and graduated from the University Of Houston. He moved to Plainview in 1994 and was employed at the K mart Pharmacy. McEntire taught Sunday school and was a member of College Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; his parents, Loran and Wilta Bea McEntire of San Antonio; two daughters, Melissa Langan of El Paso and Rebecca Falk of Allen Lake, Ill.; a son, Christopher Guinn of Plainview; a sister, Joyce Bolton of Wimberley and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Wayland Baptist University.
 

Alma Smith

FLOYDADA ­ Services for Alma Lou Smith, 90, of Floydada will be 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Floydada with the Rev. Jimmy McGuire officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Floyd County Memorial Park under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday, June 10, 199 in the Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born April 19, 1909, in Denton and attended schools in McCoy. She married Robert E. Smith on Feb. 3, 1927, in Plainview. He died in 1980.

She worked as a homemaker and owned the McCoy Store in McCoy. She moved to Floydada in 1981.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Floydada Senior Citizens Association.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Marie Tardy of Floydada and Velma Curry of Olton and several nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to the Floydada Senior Citizens Association, 301 E. Georgia, Floydada 79235.
 

Paul Tolonen Jr.

LUBBOCK - Funeral Mass for Paul Tolonen Jr., 31, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John Neumann Catholic Church with Monsignor Curtis Halfmann, pastor, officiating.

Cremation is under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mr. Tolonen died June 4, 1999.

He was born Oct. 16, 1967 at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M. His family lived in England, Japan and Michigan before moving to Lubbock in 1978.

He was an actor and dancer and had a part-time job in the musical “Texas” at Palo Duro Canyon before a motorcycle accident in April 1985 ended his career.

He played the harmonica and drew and painted and wanted to become a hairdresser.

Surviving are a son, Xerius Tolonen of Plainview; his parents, Paul Tolonen Sr. of Caballo, N.M. and Bobbie Tolonen of Plainview; a brother, Daniel Tolonen of Lubbock; and his grandmother, Dorothy Huneke of Colorado Springs, Colo.
 

Charlotte Wright

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Charlotte Wright, 88, will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wright died at 7 a.m. Friday, June 11, 1999, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 14, 1910, in Decatur. She worked as a stenographer and moved to Lubbock just prior to World War II when she moved to Washington, D.C., to work as a secretary for Reconstruction Finance Corporation. After the war she moved to Azusa, Calif., where she was active in the Azusa Women´s Club until blindness restricted her activities. She moved to Hale Center in 1970 and joined First United Methodist Church.

On May 28, 1933, she married Paul Wright in Guyman, Okla. He is deceased.

Survivors include two sisters, Ernestine Young of Rhome, and Ann Brakke of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rex Bridges
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Rex H. Bridges, 70, will be at 2 p.m. today in W.W. Rix Chapel with Larry Cothrin, associate chaplain of University Medical Center, officiating.

Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mr. Bridges died Sunday, June 20, 1999, in University Medical Center.

He was born May 1, 1929, in Lubbock and grew up in Abernathy. He served with the U.S. Army National Guard for 12 years and was a member of the Texas Tech football first down marker chain crew for six years and coached Little League soccer.

He was a barber for 25 years and in real estate for 15. He designed and custom-built homes in the Lubbock, Plainview and Shallowater areas for many years.

He was a former member of the Lubbock Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors and was general manager for LandMark Realtors for several years. He was a former board member for United Way.

On Oct. 20, 1980, he married Juana Jay Barrett in Roswell, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kay Ward of Lubbock; a son, Stacy Bridges of Lubbock; two stepsons, David VanStory and Jay VanStory, both of Dallas; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Texas Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 5665, Lubbock, TX 79408.
 

M.T. Burelsmith

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Marcellious Thomas Burelsmith, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Resthaven Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Paul Jantzen officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Burelsmith died Monday, June 21, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Vernon. He graduated from Five and One High School in 1939 and attended Texas Tech University two years, majoring in accounting. He served with the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant from 1942-1946, assigned to finance and attached to the Air Corps. He received several awards.

On Nov. 24, 1954, he married Beryl Mae Cline. She died in May of 1998.

Survivors include a son, Larry Burelsmith of Lubbock; three brothers, Sterling Burelsmith of Tulia, Dean Burelsmith of Odessa and Earnest Burelsmith of Lubbock; a sister, Norma Faye Parrish of Baton Rouge, La.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
 

Lucille Couch

ANTON - Funeral services for Lucille Couch, 89, former Olton resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ with Larry Bloskas officiating.

Burial will be in Anton Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield.

Mrs. Couch died Monday, June 21, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Feb. 19, 1910, in Estelline.

She lived in Anton, moved to Olton where she lived for 40 years and returned to Anton in 1991.

She was a homemaker and was active in the Anton Senior Citizens and a member of Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ.

On Nov. 26, 1930, she married Arthur Couch in Hall County. He died Oct. 26, 1965.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Couch of Anton and James Couch of Las Cruces, N.M.; a brother, O.C. Edwards of Clarendon; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Anton Senior Citizens.
 

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Marina Guerra

Funeral Mass for Marina Guerra, 48, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard Kenney, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Guerra died at 5:06 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born June 20, 1952, in Plainview. On Nov. 1, 1973, she married Enrique Guerra. He died July 31, 1996.

Survivors include her mother, Martina Torres of Plainview; her father, Indalecio Juarez of Bridgeport; two sons, Augustine DeLosSantos and Daniel Juarez, both of Plainview; two brothers, Fernando Juarez of Vancouver, Wash., and Joe Gonzales of Plainview; a sister, Della Torres of Lubbock; and three grandchildren.
 

Orval D. Slaughter

EDMONSON - Funeral services for Orval D. Slaughter, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Slaughter died at 8:47 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 8, 1923 in Quanah. He grew up in Plainview. He was a welder at Franklin Bain´s Repair Shop in Edmonson until his retirement.

He was a member of Edmonson Lions Club and the American Legion and had coached Little League baseball for several years.

On Nov. 26, 1976, he married Jewell Aleen Rudd DeGraff in Edmonson. She died Feb. 27, 1998.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Slaughter of Cisco and Everett Oscar Slaughter of Fort Worth; three stepsons, Charles DeGraff of Tucson, Ariz., Andy DeGraff of Plainview and Don DeGraff of Greeley, Colo.; and several grand- and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today.
 

Carol Tate

FLOYDADA - Memorial services for Carol Inez Tate, 56, of Haines City, Fla., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church in Floydada.

Mrs. Tate died Thursday, June 17, 1999, in Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida. Cremation arrangements were by Dundee-Haines City Funeral Home of Dundee, Fla. Local service arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

She was born May 2, 1943, in Tucumcari, N.M. and grew up and attended schools in Floydada and Matador. She later moved to Lubbock and then to Ventura, Calif., where she lived 25 years, raised a family and managed a grocery store.

Survivors include her husband, Gari O. Tate of Haines City; two sons, Kenneth Baker of Austin and Buckley Baker of Sacramento, Calif.; a daughter, Elaine Dunn of Sacramento, Calif.; three brothers, Leo Thrasher of San Jon, N.M., Allen Thrasher of Floydada and Robby Thrasher of Lubbock; two sisters, Eileen Thrasher of Lubbock and Lanell McCandless of Floydada; and three grandchildren.
 

Gladys Widener

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Gladys Alene Widener, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Widener died Sunday, June 20, 1999, in Heritage Manor in Plano.

She was born July 31, 1916, in Clifton, the daughter of the late Paul F. and Hallie Oswald Bertrand. She attended schools in Clifton and moved to Floydada in 1933 and graduated from Floydada High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the Senior Citizens, Floyd County Home Demonstration Club and First United Methodist Church.

On Dec. 29, 1959, she married Ernie Widener in Plainview. He died Feb. 20, 1985.

Survivors include two sons, Gene Westfall of Fort Worth and Monte Westfall of Dallas; a daughter, Darlene Solomon of Plano; a step-daughter, Ann Brewer of Sweetwater; two brothers, Harold Bertrand and William Bertrand, both of Floydada; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A brother, O. Neal Bertrand, died in September of 1992.

Petronilla Birkenfeld
NAZARETH - Funeral services for Petronilla Birkenfeld, 82, are pending with Wallace Funeral Home in Tulia.

Ms. Birkenfeld died at 12:10 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 1999, in Hereford Regional Medical Center.
 

Velma L. Clay

DICKENS - Funeral services for Velma L. Clay, 78, of Midland, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Dickens Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Fields of Amarillo and the Rev. C.L. Atkinson of Afton officiating.

Burial will be in Dickens Cemetery by Campbell Funeral Home of Spur.

Mrs. Clay died Saturday, April 17, 1999.

She was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Dickens where she lived most of her life. She was a homemaker and owned and operated a restaurant in Dickens for more than 10 years. She moved to Midland in May of 1979 and was a Baptist.

On Dec. 4, 1938, she married Oma Lester Clay in Dickens. He died Feb. 27, 1987.

Survivors include three sons, Dexter Clay of Spur, Alford Clay of Granbury and Johnny Clay of Blum; five daughters, Jean Shaw of Vega, Gail Roberts of Dickens, Kathy Higginbotham of Plainview, Martha Shipman of Midland and Pat Hart of Granbury; one brother, Bud Gunnels of Dickens; two sisters, Opal Martin of Midland and Irene Jackson of Dickens; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 

Artemio Palacios

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Artemio Palacios, 54, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. Darwin Robinson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Palacios died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born June 12, 1944, in Harlingen. He attended schools in Corpus Christi and moved to Floydada in the 1950s from Corpus. He was a truck driver and farm loborer.

He served with the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of Bible Baptist Church.

On June 8, 1975, he married Bonnie Gish in Floydada.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Frances C. Gonzales of Floydada; four sons, Marcus A. Palacios and Jose V. Palacios, both of Corpus Christi, Michael M. Palacios and Hector J. Palacios, both of Floydada; two daughters, San Juanita Garza of Alexandria, La., and Maria Delores Palacios of Corpus Christi; three stepdaughters, Virginia L. Martin of Tampa, Fla., Valerie L. Garza and Vivian L. Rios, both of Amarillo; three brothers, Martin Palacios of Corpus Christi, Robert Gonzales of Floydada, and Noe Gonzales of Lawton, Okla.; four sisters, Nelda Balderas of Lubbock, Aurora Rodriguez and Cynthia Velez, both of Floydada, and Yolanda Klumb of Fairbanks, Alaska; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nine step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Bible Baptist Church, 810 S. 3rd, Floydada, TX 79235.
 

Lonnie Proby

ANDREWS - Funeral services for Lonnie Proby, 47, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Andrews Church of Christ with Bob DuPont, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in the Andrews North Cemetery by McNett Funeral Home.

Mr. Proby died Saturday April 17, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born April 17, 1952, in Littlefield. He moved to Andrews in 1959 and worked as a heavy equipment operator in the oil industry for Mid-Tex Construction Co. and for Grimmett Bros. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

On April 8, 1981, he married Nelda Woolridge in Andrews.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Frances Trevino of Andrews; two sons, Cornelious Martin of San Diego, Calif., and Lonnie E. Proby of Canyon; his mother, Jimmie L. Justice of Andrews; his step-mother, Jewell Proby of Andrews; four brothers, Terry and James Justice, both of Midland, Robert Justice of San Antonio and Curtis L. Proby of Hobbs, N.M.; five sisters, Mary Proby of San Antonio, LouElla and Lisa Justice, both of Andrews, Gerlaine Proby of Hobbs and Juarene Green of Amarillo; two grandchildren and several aunts and uncles of Plainview.
 

Floyd Terrell

Funeral services for Floyd Terrell, 69, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Terrell died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 15, 1930, in the Providence Community and grew up in the Bellview Community. He graduated from Plainview High School and attended Wayland Baptist University.

He farmed in Floyd County before moving to a farm in Hale County in 1959.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Open Door Sunday School Class, served as chairman of the administrative board and several other church boards.

He was a 4-H volunteer leader and was a recipient of the Silver Spur Award. He was named 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year for District II. He was a former past of the Hillcrest PTA and also of the Hale County Stock Show Board.

On June 29, 1950, he married June Patterson.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Rick Riddle of Plainview; a son and daughter-in-law, Patt and Darlene Terrell of Plainview; a brother, Cloyce Terrell of Canyon; a sister, Dorothy Faye Glover of Lubbock; his mother, Mrs. Clayton (Faye) Terrell of Plainview; and six grandchildren, Ryan Riddle of Canyon, Trent Riddle, Rebejah Terrell, Austin Floyd Terrell, T.J. Terrell and Melissa Terrell, all of Plainview.

A son, Terry Terrell, died June 6, 1995.

The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch or to First United Methodist Church.
 

Roxie Turner

Funeral services for Roxie Turner, 96, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Riley Turner of Lubbock, officiating.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Flomot Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Miss Turner died at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 1999, in Canterbury Villa in Dimmitt.

She was born May 8, 1902, in Hillsboro, the daughter of the late B.F. and Samantha Turner. She grew up in Flomot where she graduated from high school. She took care of her mother and father and moved to Plainview with her mother in 1944 and worked for Luster Laundry and sat with the elderly in Abernathy, Petersburg, Dimmitt, Earth and Plainview. She moved to Dimmitt in 1989. She was a Methodist.

Survivors include several nephews and nieces, including Mrs. Jack Ingram of Plainview.
 

Lois Wright

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Lois Wright, 84, was at 10 a.m. today in First Baptist Church in Wolfforth with the Rev. Mark McMillan officiating.

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

Mrs. Wright died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 13, 1915, in Denison. She She was a member of the Eastern Star in Abernathy and First Baptist Church in Wolfforth.

On Jan. 13, 1915, she married Oldham B. Wright in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sylvia Mitchell of Wolfforth and Yvonne Heath Abernathy; a brother, Dale Akins of Fort Worth; four sisters, Hazel James, Vada Fontaine, Loreta Pierce and Clota Waters, all of Lubbock; six grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church in Wolfforth or to the Lubbock Boys Ranch.


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