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Oneta Barrett
SHAMROCK - Funeral services for Oneta Barrett, 88, were at 11 a.m. today in the Shamrock Church of Christ with Cottie Tarbet officiating.

Burial was in Shamrock Cemetery by Wright Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Barrett died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999.

She was born in Provence, Okla., and graduated from Lockney High School. She graduated from West Texas State College and attended Abilene Christian College. She was a schoolteacher in Shamrock for 38 years and a member of the Church of Christ and Retired Teachers Association.

In 1934, she married Price Conley Barrett in Sayre, Okla. He died in 1995.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Mullican of Lubbock; two brothers, Leo Comer of Silverton and Lon Comer of Plainview; a sister, Lela Fore of Plainview; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Shamrock Public Library or to the Shamrock Cemetery Association.
 

Angelita Garcia

TULIA - Funeral Mass for Angelita Soto Garcia, 67, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

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

Mrs. Garcia died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at her residence.

She was born Angelita Soto on Aug. 2, 1931, in Coolidge. She grew up in Waco and moved to Tulia in 1962.

She worked for the Tulia junior high and high schools in food service for 15 years. She was an active member of the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Guadalupanos.

On Sept. 25, 1948, she married Joe Garcia Sr. in Waco. He died Feb. 20, 1985 in Tulia.

Survivors include two daughters, Hope Trevino of Tulia and Sylvia Sanchez of Plainview; five sons, Tony Garcia of Albuquerque, N.M., Richard Garcia of Waco, Joe Garcia of Kyle, Jimmy Garcia of Bruceton, Tenn., and Alfonso Garcia of Lubbock; five sisters, Patricia Jimenez and Maria Luisa Qasem, both of Dallas, and Betty Garcia, Libriada Silva and Maria Flores, all of Waco; two brothers, Isaac Sifuentez of Fort Worth and Francisco Belmarez of Dallas; her stepfather, Patricio Belmarez of Bellmead; 17 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Her mother, Maria D. Belmarez, and three sisters, Julia Sifuentes, Virginia Espinoza and Consuelo Belmarez, are deceased.

Grandsons Steven Garcia, Michael Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, Adam Garcia, Joseph Garcia, Francisco Ramirez, Paul Castillo and Eric Gomez, will serve as pallbearers.
 

Jackie Henry

Funeral services for Jackie Henry, 73, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Glen Clark, pastor and the Rev. Q. D. Bevil, associate pastor, both of Bethel Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Ms. Henry died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born Jan. 19, 1926, in Maple Wilson. She grew up in Plainview where she graduated high school and attended Watson´s Business College. She received a degree from the American Business College and was associated with Henry & Henry House Moving. She also prepared tax returns from 1969-1993 and sold Luzier cosmetics.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Jackie Ann Kerbo of Denison; a granddaughter, Lisa DeAnn Kerbo of Denison; a sister-in-law, Vi Henry of Plainview; two nephews, Dewey Henry Jr., and LeRoy Henry, both of Plainview; and a great-grandson.

The family suggests memorials to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund.
 

Eloise DeBusk McIlroy

Funeral services for Eloise Debusk McIlroy, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. McIlroy died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in Terrell Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Fluvanna. She grew up in Snyder and moved to the Happy Union Community in 1940. She moved to Plainview in 1942 and delivered telegrams for Western Union. She worked at West Drug and Eddie´s Drive Inn and several cafes as a waitress.

She attended Date Street Baptist Church.

On June 9, 1940, she married Barney K. DeBusk. He died Oct. 11, 1978. She married M.B. McIlroy in March of 1994. He is deceased.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Joe DeBusk of Odessa, Bobby DeBusk of Summerville, Ala., and Ron DeBusk of Garland; one brother, Buster Sneed of Wills Point; two sisters, Pat Posey of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Tillie Mae Hitt of Springfield, Tenn.; an aunt, Mae Brush of Snyder; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer´s Association.
 

H.L. ÔBud´ Vaughn

TULIA - Graveside services for Harlton Lester “Bud” Vaughn, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Don Hill, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Vaughn died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Memphis, Texas where he grew up. He attended schools at Lakeview in Hall County and served with the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, receiving four Bronze Stars and a Silver Star. After his discharge he worked for the American Zinc Co. in Dumas for 17 years. He then went into construction as a brick layer. He lived in Grand Prairie for 20 years and moved to Tulia in 1985.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

In 1943, he married Ruby Belle Nolan in Hollis, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Barbara Barnes of Rockwood, Tenn., Linda Smith of Portland, Ore., and Laveta Hankins of Amarillo; two sisters, Lizzie Mae Strigley of Copperas Cove and Maxine Hayden of Mineral Wells; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
 

Joseph E. Wilson

FORT WORTH - Funeral services for Joseph E. Wilson, 70, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church in Saginaw.

Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park by Biggers Funeral home.

Mr. Wilson died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.

He was born in Lockney. He served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was with the Army Reserves. He attended Texas A&M University and was retired from the banking and insurance business.

He served as a Scoutmaster and was a private pilot.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Saginaw and the Lions Club, Arch J. Keys Lodge No. 1395 AF&AM and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a life member of El Jebel Temple AAONMS of Denver. He was active in Chapter No. 379, Royal Arch Masons, and Council No. 317, Royal and Select Masters, both of Lockney, and was active in Plainview Commandry No. 53 Knights Templar of Texas.

His wife, Wanda L. Wilson, died in 1998.

Survivors include two sons, Roger Lee Wilson of Belle Plaine, Kan., and David Mark Wilson of Denver; two daughters, Lavenia Irene Weathers of Fort Worth and Jo Anna Byars of Amarillo; two brothers, Weldon Wilson of Aberdeen, Wash., and Raymond Wilson of Tulia; two sisters, Frances Curtis of Lubbock and Lucille Gross of Muleshoe; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Donna Carey
TULIA - Graveside services for Donna Carey, 44, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Baker, pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carey died at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 23, 1955, in Olton. She moved to Tulia in 1959 and attended Tulia schools. She worked as a babysitter and waitress. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

In 1993, she married William E. Carey in Tulia.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Tia Gatlin of Tulia; a stepdaughter, Helen Ann Carey of Plainview; two sisters, Connie Yance of Amarillo and Varna Mullins of Plainview; a stepbrother, Bruce Montgomery of Irving and her father, John William Montgomery of Oklahoma.
 

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Bert Lee Emert

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Bert Lee Emert, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Ione Sedinger, pastor, and the Rev. Robin Hoover officiating.

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

Mr. Emert died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born March 25, 1927, in Floydada where he grew up and attended schools and lived most of his life. He served with the U.S. Army and returned to Floydada, He was a retired carpenter.

He was a member of First Christian Church where he was a deacon and a board member for 30 years.

On June 14, 1947, he married Dolly Graham in Floydada.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Roger Emert of Floydada and Steve Emert of Canyon; a daughter, Carolyn Green of Floydada; his mother, Lena Emert Hinkle of Floydada; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

His father, W.W. Emert, is deceased. A grandson, Matthew Lee Emert, died in 1980.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 3403 73rd St., Lubbock, TX 79423.
 

A.Q. Johnson

VERNON - Graveside services for A.Q. Johnson, 78, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wilbarger Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. Robert Prince, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Sullivan Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, in a Wichita Falls Hospital.

He was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Plainview, the son of the late A.Q. Johnson Sr., and Lucille Brazele Johnson Sherrod. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a jeweler and watchmaker and owned Johnson Jewelry.

He graduated from Plainview High School and attended Wayland Baptist College and was a graduate of Elgin Watch College in Elgin, Ill. He moved to Vernon in 1946 and operated the jewelry department in the Heard & Jones Drug Store. In 1951, he purchased Thompson´s Jewelry which he continued to operate as Johnson Jewelry.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge #655 and the Rotary Club. He was a past president of the Vernon Boys Club, a former board member of Campfire Girls, and a founding member and board member of the Wilbarger Humane Society.

On June 11, 1944, he married Joyce Bagley in Tulia.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Janis Hooton of Mansfield and Julie Robertson of Houston; a granddaughter and two step-grandsons. He was the nephew of J.W. Brazele of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to the Wilbarger Humane Society or to a favorite charity.
 

John W. Klemm

Funeral services for John W. Klemm, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Klemm died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born April 20, 1925, in Medford, Wis. He grew up in Medford and graduated from Granton Township High School. He served with the 17th Airborne Division of the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe. In 1952, he graduated from the University of Illinois and worked for Campbell Soup Company for 38 years as procurement agent. He retired in 1990 and moved to Plainview in 1964.

He was a member of the Gurnee, Ill. American Legion Post for 50 years and a member of First United Methodist Church.

On April 8, 1950, he married Barbara Davis in Waukegan, Ill.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda Buttram of Raton, N.M., and Carol Worley of Houston; two sons, Jeffrey Kellm of Houston and Jack Klemm of Fort Worth; one brother, Larry Klemm of Gurnee, Ill.; one sister, Bernice Enyeart of Hunnington, Ind.; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the National World War II Memorial, 2300 Claredon Blvd., Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22210 in memory of John Klemm.
 

Robert Martinez

LOCKNEY - Funeral Mass for Robert Martinez, 44, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainview with the Rev. Elbert A. Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited at 6 and 7 tonight in Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Martinez died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Mangold Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 11, 1955, in Knippa. He was a welder for many years and was employed by the Hamby Co. He also worked as a landscaper for many years.

On May 19, 1970, he married Selma Villarreal in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Christina Martinez and Alford and Mary Martinez, all of Lubbock; a daughter, Julie Ann Martinez of Lockney; two brothers, Salamon Martinez Jr. and Larry Martinez, both of Knippa; five sisters, Susie Ramirez of Corpus Christi, Barbara Orona of Uvalde, Frances Martinez and Elena Sandoval, both of Knippa, and Betty Alvaro of Farmers Branch; two grandchildren, Jon Michael Martinez and Ryan James Martinez, both of Lubbock.

The family will receive friends today at 1005 Lexington in Plainview. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
 

Gene D. McKnight

WHITESBORO - Funeral services for Gene D. McKnight, 69, were at 1 p.m. today in Huff Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Patterson officiating.

Burial was in Dixie Cemetery in Grayson County by Huff Funeral Home.

Mr. McKnight died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.

He was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Dallas. He worked for T.I., and was a retired machinist. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

On May 2, 1958, he married Wanda McClanahan in Hereford.

Survivors include his wife; one son, David Gene McKnight of Cherokee Village, Ark.; a daughter, Debra Lynn McKnight of Plainview; a sister, Lois Walls of Plainview; and two grandchildren.

His parents, James Franklin and Nora May Cason McKnight, are deceased.
 

George Velez

ROPESVILLE - Funeral Mass for George “Cha Cha” Velez, 42, will be at 4 p.m. Friday in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with the Rev. Reyes officiating.

Burial will be in Ropesville Cemetery by Chapel of Angels Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Velez died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 29, 1957, in Lubbock. He worked for Kelly Coppedge Oil Company in Sundown. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi.

Survivors include five sons, George Jr., Alfred, Steven, Esiquio and Eloy Velez, all of Lubbock; three daughters, Corina, Irene and Raquel Velez, all of Lubbock; his mother, Adela Trevino of Petersburg; five brothers; five sisters; and four grandchildren.

Justin A. “June” Edgar
Funeral services for Justin A. “June” Edgar, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lemons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alan Bean, interim pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Edgar died at 1:13 a.m. Friday, June 4, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Jan. 27, 1925 in Temple. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1943 and served as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46. He had been a resident of Plainview since 1946 and worked for Hutcherson Air Service for 50 years.

On Sept. 14, 1996, he was awarded the Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award by the Federal Aviation Administration for dedicated service, technical expertise, professionalism and outstanding maintenance contributions to further the cause of aviation safety. As a recipient, his name was added to a select list on a plaque in Washington, D.C.

He married Catherine Green on May 25, 1946 in Lubbock. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. For many years, he was part of the “chain gang” assisting the officiating crews at Plainview High School football games.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Gary Edgar of Austin and Richard Edgar of Amarillo; a cousin, Juanita Shanks of Midland; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gary Edgar, Richard Edgar, Colby Edgar, Darrick Brownlee, Brandon Brownlee, George Braga and Dan Davis.
 

Gloria Rogers Ferguson

ALICE - Funeral services for Gloria Rogers “La Paloma” Ferguson, 43, were held May 29 in Grace Baptist Church.

Burial was in Collins Cemetery by Roberson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ferguson died May 26, 1999 in Alice.

She was born Nov. 3, 1955 in Highbank. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son, Bobby Ferguson Jr. of Alice; her mother, Martina C. Rogers of Falfurrias; her stepfather, George Jimenez of Falfurrias; seven brothers, James W. Rogers and Juan L. Rogers and his wife Mary Ann, both of Plainview; Victor Mancera of Premont and his wife Sylvia; Epifanio Mancera, Barney Mancera and Manuel Mancera, all of Austin, and Johnny W. Rogers; a sister, Yolanda Mancera Carbajal of Austin; seven nephews, including Luis S. Rogers, and Richard, Eloy and Franciso Juanes of Plainview; two nieces, including Norma Juanes of Plainview; and her longtime health providers, Gonzalo and Dorothy Gonzales and family of Alice.
 

Paula Gonzales

OLTON - Funeral services for Paula Gonzales, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Norman Patton, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Gonzales died at 9:48 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, in Lubbock.

She was born Nov. 9, 1935 in Brownsville and married Alfredo Gonzales in Brownsville on Feb. 17, 1959. He died April 23, 1991. She moved to Olton in 1978 and was a custodian and nursery worker for First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Alfredo Gonzales Jr. and Refugio Gonzales, both of Olton; three daughters, Regina Gonzales and Noelia Hernandez, both of Olton, and Petra Hernandez of Amarillo; a sister, Lucy Cross of Brownsville; two brothers, Everado Garcia and Augustine Garcia III, both of Brownsville; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Olton Cemetery Association, Drawer X, Olton, TX 79064 or the Olton Ambulance Association, Drawer Q, Olton, TX 79064.
 

Levi Hendrick Jr.

Memorial services for Levi Beeman Hendrick Jr., 69, of Houston will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Wood-Dunning Funeral Home with his nephew, the Rev. James Mitchell of San Angelo, officiating.

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

Services were held Saturday afternoon at South Main Baptist Church in Houston with Dr. William L. Turner and the Rev. M. Eugene Vickery officiating.

Mr. Hendrick died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, in Houston.

He was born June 1, 1930 in Plainview to Gladys Kerr Thomas and Levi Beeman Hendrick Sr. He had been a resident of Houston since 1957.

He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served four years in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Texas Tech University and was a certified public accountant for 42 years. He served as vice president and treasurer for the Austral Oil Company, director of accounting research for American exploration and controller for Houston Services Industries upon his retirement in 1999.

He was a deacon at South Main Baptist Church for 26 years and was an active member of the audit and properties committees and the Men´s Bible Class. He also worked with the Royal Ambassadors, boys´ mission organization.

Survivors include his wife, Sally Bevill Hendrick; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kyle and Roxanne Hendrick of Guam, and Kirk and Kim Hendrick of Clearwater, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Gary Anderson of Folsom, Calif.; his mother, Gladys Kerr Thomas Little of Olton; two sisters, Mary Lee Pinkerton of Plainview and Maye Belle Ogle of Olton; a brother and sister-in-law, John D. and Marion Hendrick of Ingram, and brothers and sisters-in-law, J.L. and Claudene Bevill, Pearlie and Hope Garrett, Helen Ayers, Nancy Bevill, Mack and Patsy Bevill, Edith and James Breland, Q.D. and Delorse Bevill, Carl and Lou Bevill and Jo and Tommy Seymour; four grandsons, Taylor Hendrick of Guam and Steven, Travis and Jacob Hendrick of Clearwater; step-grandson, Jason York of Euless.

Memorials may be sent to South Main Baptist Church Touch the Future, 4100 Main, Houston, TX 77002 or to the Hospice at the Texas Medical Center, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

Family members will be at Wood-Dunning Funeral Home in Plainview from 6-8 p.m. today.
 

Inell Reed

Funeral services for Inell Reed, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Grace Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Vernon by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home in Plainview.

Mrs. Reed died at 6:35 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999, in IHS Heritage Home.

She was born Sept. 8, 1911 in Memphis, Texas and graduated from Kidd Key College and the Julliard School of Music in New York City. She came to Plainview in 1965 from Lubbock and was a homemaker, member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Chapter CZ of PEO and the Musicians Club of Plainview.

She married Lawson Farrell “Bob” Reed in 1942 in Vernon. He died April 9, 1984.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy Anthony of Plainview, and three grandchildren.

A son, Tony Parker, and a brother, W.O. Powell Jr., are deceased.
 

Winnie Grace Tanner

LAMESA - Funeral services for Winnie Grace Turner, 86, former Olton resident, were at 1 p.m. Saturday in Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Marley, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Memorial Park at 5 p.m. Saturday by Branon Funeral Home of Lamesa.

Mrs. Tanner died Thursday, June 3, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center Lakeside in Lubbock.

She was born July 1, 1912 in Vera and married Cecil Dale “Buster” Tanner on Dec. 21, 1935 in Floydada. He died in September of 1989. She moved to Lamesa from Olton in 1990 and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She had been a teacher and postmaster in Flomot.

Survivors include two daughters, Ilona Dee Smith of Canyon and Iva Janell Beck of Lamesa; a son, Russell Hughes Tanner of Burneyville, Okla.; a sister, Thelma Choulston of Vera; a brother, Jay Lyndal Hughes of Euless; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A son, Darol Alton Tanner, is deceased.

Regina Avila
EARTH - Funeral Mass for Regina Avila, 57, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe Augustine, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Earth Memorial Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today in the same church.

Mrs. Avila died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Oct. 10, 1941, in Raton, N.M. She moved from Dalhart to Earth. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

On Aug. 28, 1961, she married Guadalupe Marine Avila in Dalhart.

Survivors include her husband; six sons, Raymond Avila of Lubbock, Jesse, Joe and Chris Avila, all of Plainview, Lupe and Albino Avila, both of Salinas, Calif.; four daughters, Matilda Medina, Erma Avila, Rachel Avila, all of Plainview, and Grablita Pedro of Earth; two sisters, Alice and Hester, both of Rocky Ford, Colo.; a brother, Chris Griego of Dalhart; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Michael and Leonard Avila, are deceased.
 

Margaret Evans Daniel

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Margaret Evans Daniel, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Church with the Rev. Henry Russell, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Daniel died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in Sherman at her daughter´s residence.

She was born July 13, 1917, in the Vivian Community, the daughter of the late Elbert Turner and Mary Evalina Magee Evans. She graduated from Paducah High School in 1934 and received a bachelor´s degree from West Texas University in 1942. She worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the Red Cross during World War II. During her three-year tour she visited the European Theater, Puerto Rico and the Lower Antilles island of Antigua.

She moved to Floyd County from Lubbock in 1948 and was active in community affairs. She was a retired teacher and had taught in Petersburg and Floydada. She taught at the Della Plains school the year before integration. She was the first teacher for the home-bound program through the Floydada school system.

She helped organize the Floyd County Historical Museum and was a charter member. She was a charter member of the board of the Floyd County Library and had served on the Floyd County Day Care board from 1971-1982. She attended Trinity Church.

On May 26, 1948, she married W.R. Daniel in Amarillo.

Survivors include her husband; a son, W.R. “Danny” Daniel Jr., of Floydada; a daughter, Ilene Daniel Kendrick of Sherman; two brothers, E.T. Evans Jr. of Amarillo and Milton Clifford Evans of Floydada; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Two brothers, Earl Lawrence Evans and Franklin Low Evans, and three sisters, Minnie Fay Thomas Easter, Alice Vee Thayer and Evalyn Luker, are deceased.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-7 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to the Floyd County Historical Museum, 105 E. Missouri, Floydada, TX 79235; the Floyd County Day Care, 301 W. Missouri, Floydada, TX 79235; or to Friends of the Floyd County Library c/o Janice Lloyd, Rt. 2, Box 49, Floydada, TX 79235.
 

Jesus Lopez

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Jesus Lopez, 15, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

He died Wednesday, June 9, 1999.
 

Freida Morris

TULIA - Funeral services for Freida Morris, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Peterson, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morris died Thursday, June 10, 1999, in Columbia North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills.

She was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Estelline. She grew up in the Estelline and Childress area and graduated from Childress High School. She moved to Tulia in 1976 and was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

In 1976, she married Boyd Morris in Tulia. He died Oct. 18, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynda Leitzke of Euless and Paula Ward of Bedford, one granddaughter, Julie Provost of Pueblo, Colo.; three great-grandchildren; a cousin, Ted Bruce of Childress and several nieces and nephews, including Vicki Bice of Tulia.
 

Dimmie I. Nickel

TULIA - Funeral services for Dimmie I. Nickel, 94, were at 10 a.m. today in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Guenther, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, and the Rev. Renay Rice, former pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nickel died at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 12, 1905, in Stephenville where she grew up and graduated from high school. She lived in Tahoka before moving to Swisher County in 1943. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

On Dec. 22, 1935, she married Robert E. Nickel. He died in 1973.

Survivors include a daughter, Roberta Hotchkiss of Lubbock; three sons, Donald Nickel of Lake Mackenzie and James Nickel and Jerry Nickel, both of Tulia; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Six brothers and one sister are deceased.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Tommy Chadwick, Michael Hotchkiss, Stephen Suber, Steven Kisner, Christopher Suber and Calvin Klein.
 

Glenn White

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Glenn White, 87, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church with Michael Holster, music minister, and the Rev. Jimmy McGuire of Lubbock officiating.

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

Mr. White died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, in W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.

He was born Sept. 3, 1911 in Bellevue. He moved to Floydada in 1921 and attended schools at Daugherty and graduated from Bellevue High School. He was retired from the Texas Highway Department and was a member of First Baptist Church.

On May 27, 1966, he married Ila Shook in Floydada.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Anthony Todd White of Houston; a daughter, Sally Arnold of Marlton, N.J.; a sister, Beth Leach of Lubbock; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 401 S. Main, Floydada, TX 79235.
 

Russell ÔRusty´ Wilson

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Russell Gail “Rusty” Wilson, 40, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with Russell Harris, minister of Main Street Church of Christ; Frank Duckworth, minister of West Third and College Street Church of Christ, and the Rev. Russell Byard, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Wilson died Wednesday, June 9, 1999.

He was born June 21, 1958, in Plainview. He graduated from Lockney High School in 1976 and attended Texas Tech University. He was a lifelong resident of Lockney and owned Wilson Insurance Agency and was a realtor with the Lockney branch of Adamson Real Estate.

He was a member of the Hale County Realtors Association, Lockney Booster Club, Flatlanders Model Aviators of Kress and First United Methodist Church.

On July 3, 1977, he married Laura Watson in Lockney.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Marc Evan Wilson of Lockney; a daughter, Callie Suzanne Wilson of Lockney; his mother, Carolyn Jones Jackson of Lockney; his father, James Gail Wilson of Olton; a brother, Aaron Wilson of Lockney; a stepbrother, Danny Wilson of Garland; a stepsister, Laura Bean of Cordele, Ga.; and a half-sister, Virginia Sredanovich of Odessa.

His stepfather, Floyd Jackson, died in 1996.

The family suggests memorials to Children´s Miracle Network, c/o University Medical Center, 602 Indiana, Lubbock, TX 79401.

Frances Cass
Funeral services for Frances Cass, 87, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cass died at 7:45 a.m. today, Jan. 21, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center.
 

Herschel Hammonds

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Herschel Hammonds, 85, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Hammonds died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999.
 

James Otis Higgins

AMARILLO - Memorial services for James Otis Higgins, 46, of Watauga, former Amarillo resident, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in San Jacinto United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Fitzgerald, pastor, officiating.

Cremation was in Dallas. Local arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home.

Mr. Higgins died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999.

He was born in Amarillo and graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1971. He worked for ASARCO and Owens Corning in Amarillo and in 1989 was transferred to Mesquite with Owens Corning. He moved to Watauga in 1997. He was a member of the Fellowship Church in Grapevine.

Survivors include a daughter, Krissen Renee Barbee of Tulia; a son, Keegan Blythe Higgins of Huntington Beach, Calif.; his mother, Wanda Faye Higgins of Amarillo; a sister, Penni Hefley of Amarillo; two brothers, Donald Wayne Higgins of Austin and William Terry Higgins of New Strawn, Kan.; and a granddaughter.
 

Geraldene Huffman

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Geraldene R. Huffman, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral home with the Rev. Joe Lee Officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Ms. Huffman died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999.

She was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Avery. She graduated from South Plains College and has been a nurse since 1984.

Survivors include five daughters, Sabrina Heard of Wolfforth, Anna Dorrycott of San Antonio, Catherine Blancett of Freemont, Calif., Pamela Adams of Plainview and Suzanne Hackett of Texarkana; a son, Michael Huffman of Lubbock; three sisters, Verlene Campbell and Reder Williams, both of Lubbock, and Rachael Fuller of Fort Worth; a brother, Howard Robertson of Wolfforth; and her mother, Allie Robertson of Lubbock.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
 

Josefina Martinez

Funeral services for Josefina Martinez, 69, will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in La Primera Iglesia Bautista with the Rev. Glen E. Godsey, associate director of the Caprock-Plains Baptist Area, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Calvillo, Bartley & Silva Funeral Directors.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Ruben Rodriguez as speaker.

Ms. Martinez died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 20, 1999, at her residence.

She was born June 17, 1929, in Ballinger. She moved to Plainview in 1952 from Ballinger and was a member of La Primera Iglesia Bautista.

Survivors include her mother, Concha Martinez of Plainview; six brothers, Alfonso Martinez, Calixto Martinez and Alfredo Martinez, all of Plainview, Juan Martinez of San Antonio, Cruz Martinez of Fort Worth and Carlos Martinez of Fort Stockton; and three sisters, Delfina Silvas of Plainview, Oralia Vengor of Sweetwater and Julia Cortez of Winters.
 

Willis Reynolds

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Willis Reynolds, 86, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Reynolds died Wednesday in Covenant Medical Center Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 20, 1912, in Tioga, the son of the late Jacob Howard and Daisy Scroggins Reynolds. He attended Tioga schools. He owned and operated the Tulia Herald until 1950, moved to Lockney and owned and operated the Lockney Beacon from 1950 to 1970. He owned Lockney Printing until retiring in 1997.

His printing shop operated the last fully hot-type printing company in the area and he was the area´s oldest active printer.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church and on Father´s Day in 1998 he was recognized as the oldest father present. He also was a charter director and member of the Lockney Senior Citizens Association, a charter member of the Lions Club, past member of the Lockney Rotary Club, and a member of both the Panhandle Press Association and the Texas Press Association.

On Sept. 23, 1934, he married Bernice Jackson in Ralls. She died Jan. 25, 1996.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Beth Reynolds of Tulia; a daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Bo Baughman of Canyon; a sister, Velma Mye of Canyon; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A sister, Ruby Hungate, died in November 1995.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 401 S. Main St., Lockney, TX 79241, or to the Lockney Senior Citizens Association, 118 W. College St., Lockney, TX 79241.
 

Don Stinson

EDMONSON - Funeral services for Don Stinson, 61, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in College Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Terry County Cemetery in Brownfield by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Stinson died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Nov. 4, 1937, in Altus, Okla. He grew in Spade where he graduated from high school. He joined the U.S. Air Force and after his discharge, farmed in Spade and Wilcox, Ariz. He moved to Levelland and worked for John Deere and in 1976 became a pilot and moved to Edmonson and started Stinson Spraying Service.

He was a Baptist and had served as a city councilman in Edmonson.

On Nov. 7, 1975, he married Wanda Ervin in Brownfield.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Donna Riddle and Cheryl Jackson, both of Levelland, and Kim Churchwell and Penny Willis, both of Brownfield; a son, Mike Stinson of Plainview; three brothers, Reece Stinson of Wharton, Robert Stinson of Lubbock and Alan Stinson of Kemah; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to College Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 802 Quincy St., Plainview, TX 79072.
 

Allan Webb

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Allan Webb, 78, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rusty Dickerson, pastor, and the Rev. Vernon O´Kelly, former pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Castro Memorial Gardens by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mr. Webb died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Plains Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 8, 1920, on the family farm southeast of Dimmitt. He graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1937 and attended Texas Technological College. He took flying lessons in 1939 while a student at Tech and attended Cadet School, and in January of 1942, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps.

He was a flight instructor at bases in Albuquerque and Roswell, N.M., Denver, Colo., Homestead, Fla., and Reno, Nev. until mid 1944 when he was assigned to Sookerating, India.

From July 1944 to October 1945, he was involved in flying supplies, food and material over the “Hump” from Burma to China, completing 100 missions in 15 months in a C-46.

He was discharged as a lieutenant colonel in late 1945 and remained an active pilot for 49 years.

He farmed and was involved in livestock feeding from 1946 until his retirement in Castro County.

He was active on the governing boards of Plains Memorial Hospital, First United Methodist Church, Dimmitt Chamber of Commerce and the County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. He served as president of the Chamber in 1964 and was chairman of the state ASCS committee and served on the Dimmitt Municipal Airport Board.

On June 8, 1946, he married Peggy Traylor in Dallas. She died April 28, 1997.

Survivors include one son, Johnny Webb of Plainview; two daughters, Kristi Edwards of Lubbock and A´llan Bradley of Dimmitt; a sister, Mary Jean Copeland of Lake Kiowa; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


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