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Betty Bostick
OLTON - Graveside services for Betty Bostick, 82, were at 10 a.m. today in Olton Cemetery with Mark Gunter officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Bostick died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in Lubbock.

She was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Burneyville, Okla. and moved to Olton in 1927. She was a member of the Olton Eastern Star and Lubbock Bridge Club.

On Aug. 25, 1942, she married Vernon Bostick in Clayton, N.M. He died in 1985.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Ann Bostick of Lubbock; a sister, Ettie Neill of Levelland; and a brother, McDonald Turner of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to West Texas Boys Ranch in Lubbock.
 

David Clinkinbeard

SNYDER - Funeral services for David Clinkinbeard, 54, will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marty Akins of First Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be in Ira Cemetery.

Mr. Clinkinbeard died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at his residence.

He was born May 4, 1945, in Ira. He was a truck driver and worked for Fluid Transport and Poole Well Servicing.

On Oct. 12, 1968, he married Lucille Brooks in Snyder.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Brian Clinkinbeard of Mountainview, Calif., and Dewayne Clinkinbeard of Fort McClellan, Ala.; his mother, Opal Clinkinbeard of Snyder; three brothers, Bobby and Earl Clinkinbeard, both of Snyder, and Raymond Clinkinbeard of Plainview; two sisters, Margaret Fowler of Odessa and Dollie Tatum of Snyder; and two grandsons.
 

Leon Ferguson

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Leonard Leon Ferguson, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor, and the Rev. Jimmy McGuire of Lubbock officiating.

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

Mr. Ferguson died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born June 3, 1921, in Floyd County, the son of the late William Frederick and Glenn Overstreet Ferguson. He attended Starkey School and graduated from Floydada High School.

He was a retired farmer and had worked for Davis Lumber Co. for 10 years after retiring.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was former commander of the VFW Post #5616 in Floydada and chairman of the board for the Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation District. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a deacon and taught Sunday school for many years.

On Dec. 11, 1949, he married Willie Mae “Bill” Luttrell in Claude.

Survivors include his wife; four sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and RoneŽ Ferguson of Crosbyton, Larry and Cathy Ferguson of Floydada, Tony and Brenda Ferguson of Spearman and Robert and Gayle Ferguson of Slaton; a brother, R.R. Ferguson of Floydada; three sisters, Letha Atkinson of Pasadena, Carmon Mason of Victoria and Pearl Ferguson of San Angelo; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
 

Bascom Nelson

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Bascom McTyiere Nelson, 93, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Vernon O´Kelly of Amarillo and the Rev. Rusty Dickerson of Dimmitt officiating.

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

Mr. Nelson died Monday, May 24, 1999, in Plains Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 3, 1906, in Ferris. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1925 and worked at the Rogers News for several years. He operated a print shop in Paducah and later worked in Roaring Springs and Matador. He published newspapers in Roaring Springs, Amherst and Olton and leased the Castro County News in 1943. He bought the paper in 1944 and was publisher until 1984.

He served as mayor of Roaring Springs in the 1930s and helped establish the South Plains Co-Op Hospital in the late 1930s.

He was founder of the Dimmitt Chamber of Commerce and served as the part-time manager for four years in the 1950s. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Dimmitt Lions Club, was a Melvin Jones Fellow in Lions International and was Democratic chairman and a delegate to many state Democratic conventions.

He was named Dimmitt Citizen of the Year in 1966 and Citizen Through the Years in 1985. He received the Golden 50 awards from the Panhandle and Texas Press Association 1983 and was one of seven charter inductees in the Panhandle Press Hall of Fame in 1992.

In 1929, he married Viola Edna Patzke in Buckholtz. She died in 1979.

Survivors include a son, Don Nelson of Dimmitt; a daughter, Mary Burnham of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A son, Bascom Nelson Jr., died in 1991.

The family suggests memorials to the Lions Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 964, Dimmitt 79027, or to the Methodist Scholarship Fund, 110 SW Third St., Dimmitt, TX 79027.
 

ÔJack´ Rape

COTTON CENTER - Graveside services for William H. “Jack” Rape, 86, of Amarillo, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Center Plains Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Neal, pastor of Coulter Road Baptist Church in Amarillo, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home in Hale Center.

Mr. Rape died Tuesday, May 26, 1999, in Baptist St. Anthony Hospice in Amarillo.

He was born Jan. 19, 1913, in Memphis, Texas. He lived in the Hale Center and Cotton Center area while growing up. He was employed at Phillips Petroleum from 1944-1977. He was a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church in Amarillo.

On Nov. 5, 1932, he married Loraine McMinn in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Wayne Ray Rape of Denton; a daughter, Beverley Wilson of Roswell, N.M.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist St. Anthony Hospice and Life Enrichment Program, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176 or to a favorite charity.
 

Joe Ann Woolverton

Funeral services for Joe Ann Woolverton, 63, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Keith Ray, pastor of SouthSide Assembly of God, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Woolverton died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 1999, in Memorial City Hospital in Tomball.

She was born Sept. 14, 1935, in Denton. She grew up in Ruidoso, N.M., where she attended schools. She lived in Plainview for several years and was involved in Woolverton Furniture Repair. She moved to Houston in 1996. She was a Pentecostal.

On June 11, 1955, she married John T. Woolverton II in Ruidoso. He is deceased.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Ballard of Tomball, Judy McLean of San Marcos and Gwen Foster of Plainview; one son, Tony Woolverton of Sunrise Beach; one brother, Jimmy Sublette of Ruidoso Downs; one sister, Carrol Chappel of Ruidoso Downs; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
 

Dora Eliza Young

AMARILLO - Graveside services for for Dora E. Young, 95, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Mathis, pastor of West Amarillo Christian Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Young died Monday, May 24, 1999, in Beaver, Okla.

She was born Dec. 3, 1903 in Bushong, Kan. She graduated from Liberal High School and attended Kansas Teachers College. She taught school at several one-room schools in Seward County. After moving to Amarillo, she worked for C.R. Anthony´s for 49 years. She retired in 1983 and moved to Liberal in 1995.

She was a member of West Amarillo Christian Church.

On Dec. 26, 1924, she married Leonard Young in Liberal. He died in 1968.

A son, Leonard Young Jr., a sister, Anna Mae Wright, and three brothers, Ernest, Herman and George Dettmer, are deceased.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews in Liberal and Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley Boys Ranch & Girls Town, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174.

Abel Aleman Sr.
FLOYDADA - Memorial services for Abel Silvas Aleman Sr., 54, of Dublin, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainview with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

Cremation arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Aleman died Nov. 25, 1999, in Abilene.

He was born Dec. 2, 1944, in Sinton. He attended schools in South Texas and moved to Floydada from Dublin in 1963. He was a farmer and had worked several places in Floydada as a mechanic. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Abel Aleman of Littlefield and Adam Aleman of Friona; his mother, Julia Aleman of Dublin; two brothers, Adelfino Aleman and Alfredo Aleman, both of Floydada; four sisters, Elida Martinez of Floydada and Victoria Aleman, Frances Cantu and Grace Sierra, all of Dublin; and four grandchildren.

His father, Jose Aleman, is deceased.
 

James T. Brooks Sr.

OLTON - Funeral services for James T. Brooks Sr., 89, were at 10 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. today in Terrace Cemetery in Post with the Rev. Cleve Kerby, pastor of First Baptist Church in Slaton, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Brooks died at midnight Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at his residence.

He was born June 22, 1910 in Wise County. He moved to Olton from Slaton in 1973. He was a retired farmer and member of Southland Baptist Church.

On Nov. 21, 1930, he married Ruby James in Post.

Survivors include his wife; one son, James Brooks Jr., of Olton; three daughters, Barbara Jones of Slaton, Nelda Flanagan and Laurel Scales, both of Whitesboro; one sister, Methel Lynch of Whitesboro; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice of Plainview, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072, or to the Running Water Draw Care Center of Olton, P.O. Box 409, Olton, TX 79064.
 

Philip ´Andy´ Cowan

TULIA - Funeral services for Philip “Andy” Cowan, 92, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park Chapel in Colleyville with the Rev. Don Wills officiating.

Burial will be in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park by Wallace Funeral Home in Tulia.

Mr. Cowan died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Canterbury Villa Nursing Home in Dimmitt.

He was born Sept. 28, 1907, in Gatesville where he grew up and attended schools. He had worked for Anderson-Clayton Co. for many years in Littlefield, Las Cruces, N.M., and Richmond. He had lived in Tulia since 1988 and attended First Baptist Church.

On Dec. 25, 1925, he married Norma Francis Clark in Gatesville. She died in 1987.

Survivors include one daughter, Bettye Cowan Groh of Rowlett; one son, Billy Cowan of Tulia; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Two sons are deceased. Charles Cowan died in 1990 and Harold Cowan died in 1993.

The body will be at the funeral home in Tulia until noon on Friday.
 

Alvin Inman

Graveside services for Alvin Inman, 82, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Plainview Memorial Park with Floyd Stumbo, an elder at Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Inman died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center.

He was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Wheeler. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was a member of the Ninth Bombardment Group at Fort Sill, Okla. He did flight training in Dalhart and later was in combat flight training school for B-17s for two years. He arrived on Tinian Island, from where the Enola Gay took off to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on Dec. 28, 1944 and worked in refueling. He began flying bombing missions on Feb. 6, 1945.

He moved to Plainview in 1946 and owned and operated a well service and trucking company for many years. He was a member of Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.

On Dec. 24, 1937, he married Evelyn Johnson in Pampa.

Survivors include his wife; a sister, Reba Black of Dumas; a brother and sister-in-law, Elmer H. and Evelyn Inman of Denver, Colo.; a brother-in-law and his wife, John L. and Marion Johnson of Groom; two other sisters-in-law, Welhelmena Babcock of Kermit and Earlene Childers of Coleman; three nieces and their husbands, Dr. Bill and Cynthia Byrd of Amarillo, Dr. John and Sweetie Costanzi of Austin and Mary and Jerry Bartley of Plano; two nephews, Bobby Richardson of Amarillo and Joe Babcock and his wife, Betty, of Hobbs, N.M.

A sister, Verna Mae Richardson, is deceased.
 

Robert Earl Jackson

Funeral services for Robert Earl Jackson, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Jackson died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Hale County. He graduated from Plainview High School and was retired from Excel. He had farmed east of Plainview and worked for Texas Machinery and also owned and operated Jackson´s Garage. He owned and operated a cab service in Plainview for several years and coached Optimist, Little League and Pee Wee baseball teams and umpired for three years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Sept. 12, 1978, he married Dorothy Gaspar in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Judy Craigo of Dallas, Susan Felty of Lubbock and Janie Jackson of Farmington, N.M.; two sons, Clay Jackson of Amarillo and Rodney Jackson of Killeen; three brothers, Walter W. Jackson and Wayne Jackson, both of Plainview, and Wiley Jackson of Wolfforth; four sisters, Annie Mae Smith of Plainview, Minnie Fay George of Abilene, Juel Slaughter of Los Angeles, Calif., and Joyce Harrison of San Francisco; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A son, Dan Jackson, and a brother, Henry Jackson, are deceased.

The family will be at 302 Zephyr.
 

Billy Pittman

EARTH - Funeral services for Billy Morris Pittman, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Broyles, pastor, and the Rev. David Hartman officiating.

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

Mr. Pittman died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Muleshoe Area Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Crowell. He moved to Earth from Abernathy in 1968 and was an electrical foreman at Plant X.

He was a member of Earth Masonic Lodge where he was a Past Master, and a deacon at First Baptist Church.

On Dec. 22, 1946, he married Fern Stapleton in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Barry M. Pittman of Tahoka; three daughters, Pamela G. Custer of Houston, Lisa Barton of Earth and Jana Grimsley of Abernathy; two sisters, Betty Hobgood of Happy and Sammy Cagle of Clear Lake, Iowa; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Syble Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo.
 

James Leslie Price

AMARILLO - Funeral services for James Leslie Price, 55, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Assembly of God in Clovis, N.M., with Terry L. Bell officiating.

Burial will be in Mission Garden of Memories by Muffley Funeral Home.

Mr. Price died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999.

He was born in Childress and was a self-employed carpenter and a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Shannon Price of Amarillo, Anthony Price of Oklahoma and James Price Jr. of Arizona; two daughters, Gloria Ledbetter and Deniese Price, both of Amarillo; five brothers, Napolian Price of Albuquerque, N.M., Jimmy Price and Eric Price, both of Clovis, and Isaac Price and Bobby Price, both of Amarillo; seven sisters, Rosie McDonald of Lockney, Myrtle Chester and Carol Bowers, both of Clovis, and Betty Price, Mary Johnson, Gala Griffith and JoAnn Price, all of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A son, Larry Price, is deceased.

Garland W. Boggus
HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Garland William Boggus, 76, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Boggus died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Cotton Center where he grew up and attended schools. He graduated from Cotton Center High School in 1940 and served with Seabees in the South Pacific during World War II.

He moved to Hale Center and was a co-owner of Boggus Brothers Butane before becoming a general contractor. He constructed highways, pipelines and dams throughout the southwestern United States, Mexico and Central and Southern America.

He was a Mason for almost 60 years.

On March 25, 1989, he married Pat Cannon in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kathi Forest of La Verne, Calif.; two brothers, Arnold Ray Boggus of Covina, Calif., and Mel Boggus of Abernathy; three stepdaughters, Jean Ann Hettler of Idalou, Jo Tucker and Jana Johnston, both of Lubbock; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Thomas, Keith Jones, Tom Stearns, Chris Sanders, Max Riley and Smokey Faith.
 

Mary Barton

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Mary Virginia Barton, 73, of Lubbock, were at 10 a.m. today in Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Ernest Brewer officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barton died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, in Lubbock Healthcare Center.

She was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Avoca. In 1972, she married Roy P. Barton in Lubbock.

Survivors include three sons, James Craigo of Louisiana, Tommy Murry of Wyoming and Billy Jack Stone of Oklahoma; three stepdaughters, Twila Barton Clemmer and Stacy Prado, both of Lubbock, and Patricia Harrell of Abernathy; a stepson, Rodney Barton of Irving; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
 

Guy Hegi

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Guy H. Hegi, 83, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Ford Chapel of First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Ballard officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

Mr. Hegi died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 20, 1915, in Plainview. He graduated from Petersburg High School and Texas Tech University and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He farmed near Plainview, Happy Union and Petersburg.

He was a 50-year member of Petersburg Masonic Lodge and a charter member of the Lubbock Scottish Rite Bodies and a former member of the Chapter Council Commandry and Shrine Lodges. He was a volunteer at Methodist Hospital and a member of First Baptist Church and Timothy Sunday School Class.

On July 17, 1971, he married Julia Johnson Pharr in Tahoka.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Shelley Ann Kemp of Lubbock; a stepson, Don Pharr of Dallas; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, TX 79423.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-8 p.m. today.
 

Jean Jones

FLOYDADA - Memorial services for Dorothy Jean Jones, 72, will be at 2:30 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hawkins, interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Ralls, and the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Private burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center-Lakeside in Lubbock.

She was born July 6, 1926, in Floydada, the daughter of the late J.C. and Sybil Esther McGhee Wester. She graduated from Floydada High School in 1945 and attended West Texas Hospital Nursing School. She received her LVN pin in 1953 and worked for Dr. Jack Jordan and People´s Hospital in Floydada for several years before retiring.

She was a volunteer at the nursing home, a member of LVN Association of Texas and of First Baptist Church where she attended Faith Sunday School Class.

On Sept. 7, 1946, she married Watson S. Jones in Floydada. He died Aug. 8, 1990.

Survivors include a son, Larry Jones of Floydada; two brothers, Dr. James Wester of Garland and Dr. Bill Wester of Weatherford; a stepsister, Jo Payne of Floydada; a grandson, Dustin Jones of Floydada; and two adopted grandsons, Joshua Payne of Floydada and Raphael Steiner of Switzerland.

A brother, Ed Wester, died in 1996.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Library Fund, 401 S. Main, Floydada, TX 79235; or to Boy Scout Troop #357, 108 S. Main, Floydada, TX 79235.
 

Johnny Salazar

TULIA - Funeral services for Johnny Salazar, 24, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Spanish Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Al Rocha of Odessa officiating.

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

Mr. Salazar died at 4:07 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, in Midland Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 3, 1974, in Tulia where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Amarillo in 1982 and lived in San Antonio before moving to Amarillo in 1983.

Survivors include his mother, Rosa Salazar of Amarillo; his father, Johnny Salazar of Amarillo; his stepmother, JoAnn Benavidez of Amarillo; a sister, Ida Janette Salazar of Amarillo; three brothers, Anthony Scott Salazar, Tito Lee Salazar and Isaiah Salazar, all of Amarillo; and his grandparents, Martha and Rafael Salazar of Tulia.
 

Harold W. Vaughn

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Harold William Vaughn, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Vaughn died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born July 28, 1913, in Tyler. He grew up in Hale Center and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1939. He retired from the Air Force in in 1949 and worked for the U.S. Post Office in Plainview for nine years and retired from the post office in Boulder, Colo.

He lived in San Antonio before returning to Hale Center in 1995.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

On March 11, 1995, he married Cora Lee Churchwell Jacobs in Hale Center.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Harold Dean Vaughn of Moral Bay, Calif.; a sister, Geniva Georgeson of Tyler; and three granddaughters.

He first wife, Elaine Cooper Vaughn, and a daughter, Pamela Acker, are deceased.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
 

Ola Mae Williams

ELK CITY, Okla. - Funeral services for Ola Mae Neel Williams, 82, were at 10 a.m. today in Elk City First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy Rowlan and the Rev. Daniel Pulver officiating.

Another service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Muleshoe with Glen Williams officiating.

Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery by Whinery-Savage Funeral Service.

Mrs. Williams died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Tahlequah, Okla. She graduated from Littlefield High School and moved to California and worked in the defense plants and for Hughes Aircraft Plant. She moved to Muleshoe and worked for Ladd Hardware Co. She moved to Petersburg and worked in the school lunchroom as a cook and then moved to Seagraves where she worked in the office of a lumber yard.

She was a nurse´s aide in the Methodist Nursing Center in Clinton, Okla., and moved to Elk City in 1995. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Clinton.

On Nov. 6, 1939, she married Scott D. Williams in Clovis, N.M. He died in 1970.

Survivors include two daughters, Sibyl Hillock of Elk City and LaNell Frisse of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a sister, Lola Latimer of Midwest City, Okla.; a brother, Otis Neel of Friona; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Samantha Shea Alvis
Graveside services for Samantha Shea Alvis of Plainview, infant daughter of Richard and Melissa Alvis, are set for 9 a.m. Monday at Parklawn Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Joe Johnson, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will follow by Lemons Funeral Home.

She died at 8:28 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Covenant Hospital Lubbock.

Survivors include her parents; a brother, Brandon Alvis; one sister, Kayla Alvis; maternal grandparents, Freddy and Linda Cate of Plainview; paternal grandparents, Jackie and Carolyn Alvis of Plainview; and a great-grandmother, Lola Fox of Plainview.
 

Robert Carroll ÔBob´ Benson

Funeral services for Hale County Extension Agent Robert Carroll “Bob” Benson, 53, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Ninth and Columbia St. Church of Christ with Mike Prather, minister, officiating, assisted by Kevin Igo, a church deacon.

Burial will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Elmwood Cemetery in Abilene by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Benson died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at St. Mary´s of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock.

Born Jan. 16, 1946, in Merkel, he attended schools there. He received a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Texas A&M University in 1968, where he received honors as a Distinguished Student and a Distinguished Military Student. He also had done graduate work at the university.

Mr. Benson married Jannie Lou Walker on Dec. 2, 1966, in College Station.

Mr. Benson was a 28-year veteran with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, first serving as an assistant agent in Wichita County following graduation. After 10 months there, he was called to active duty with the U.S. Army. His three years of military duty included 13 months in Korea. He was discharged as a captain.

In February 1972, he was named as assistant county agent in Hale County, remaining here until September 1973 when he became county agent in Mitchell County (Colorado City). He remained there until December 1984 when he was named Hale County agent.

Mr. Benson has served as superintendent of the Plainview Stock Show and South Plains Fair in Lubbock as well as chairman of the Panhandle Parade of Breeds in Plainview.

During is tenure in Hale County, his 4-H members have been state and national record book winners and have exhibited grand or reserve champions at the State Fair of Texas as well in Amarillo, El Paso, Abilene, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston.

He received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents in 1988 and the Texas Superior Service Award from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in 1994.

He was a member of the Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.

Mr. Benson also was an avid golfer and had won several tournaments.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kyle and Lori Benson of Kernersville, N.C., and Bryan Benson of Plainview; one daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Paul Lewis of Tyler; his mother, Helen Benson of Merkel; his mother-in-law; Jean Walker of Merkel; a sister, Ann Scott of Merkel; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Lewis of Tyler.

Honorary pallbearers will be the county agriculture agents from District 2.

The family suggests memorials to the Texas 4-H Center, attn.: Priscilla Phillips, Rural Route 1 Box 527, Brownwood, TX 76801.
 

Roy Brown

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Roy Samuel Brown, 88, of Silverton will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Silverton with the Rev. Randy Mullin, pastor, and the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulia, officiating. Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Silverton.

Mr. Brown died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999.

He was born July 28, 1911, at Kennedale.

He married Zollie Mae Bomar on Nov. 30, 1933, at Silverton. She died July 7, 1987.

He owned and operated a truck and hauling business, farmed, served as county commissioner for Precinct 4, served on the Silverton School Board and owned and operated Silverton Farm Store for a number of years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Silverton.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Samuel Bomar Brown of Anniston, Ala.; a brother, Richard Lloyd Brown of Roscoe, and two sisters, Doris June Brown Lambert of Fort Worth and Alene Brown Freeman of Dallas.
 

Valarie Green

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Valarie Canna Green, 75, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the First Christian Church with the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Green died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Tahoka, the daughter of the late Sam and Una Park Bartley. She graduated from Tahoka High School. In 1952, she moved to Floydada and worked at the local co-op for 19 years as office manager. She received Employee of the Month from the Chamber of Commerce.

She was a member of First Christian Church since 1957 and had helped with Bible school, was church treasurer, church deaconist and was seated on the church board.

On Jan. 22, 1947, she married James Starks Green in Lubbock. He died in December 1977.

Survivors include two sons, James Phillip Green and Sam Key Green, both of Floydada; a brother, Ed Bartley of Tahoka; three sisters, Loretta Tekell of Tahoka, Jerine Dorsey of Fort Worth and Illa Stroud of Cross Plains; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Lloyd D. Reece

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for former Plainview resident Lloyd D. Reece, 50, of Lubbock, are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Redbud Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joe Ainsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park Lubbock by Chapel of Angels Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Reece died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 19, 1949, in Plainview and was a 1967 graduate of Plainview High. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1976.

He married Teresa P. Reece and was a 23-year employee of Southern Cotton Oil Co.

He served with the Marine Corps for two years and was a member of Southlawn Baptist Church in Amarillo.

Survivors include his wife of Lubbock; a son, Nolan Reece of Lubbock; his mother, Ollie Reece of Amarillo; five sisters, Marsha Goodyear of Silver City, N.M., Lana Essman of Cypress, Kristi Ray of Spring, Janice Blandford and Karen Nelson, both of Amarillo; three brothers, Larry, Doyel and Ricky Reece, all of Amarillo; several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous other family members.

His father, Lloyd V. Reece, died in 1991.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.

James Anderson
ABERNATHY - Funeral services for James B. Anderson, 73, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, and David Bennett, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Anderson died Wednesday, May 121, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born July 24, 1925, in Abernathy. He graduated from Abernathy High School and attended Texas. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served on a destroyer during World War II.

He was a carpenter and helped build and repair churches in Abernathy and New Mexico. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 1148.

On Sept. 20, 1948, he married Bertelle Herndon in Fort Worth.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Andre Anderson of Lubbock, Ricky Anderson of Abernathy and Peter Anderson of Brownfield; a daughter, Vicki Anderson of Houston; a brother, Olen Anderson of Abernathy; a sister, Betty Griswald of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Ernest ÔJunior´ Garms

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Funeral services for Ernest Garms Jr., 72, are pending with Sherman Demuth Funeral Home.

Mr. Garms died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at his residence.

He was born in Snyder, Texas and moved with his family, the late Ernest and EllaLee Garms, to Hale County, southwest of Edmonson in 1928. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge, he lived in Nowata, Okla., for seven years before moving to Oklahoma City.

Survivors include three daughters, Gwen Cox and Karen Thompson, both of Oklahoma City, and Geneva Molina of Petaluma, Calif.; two sons, Gary and Greg Garms, both of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Norma Wilkes of Phoenix, Ariz., LaWanda Ramsey of Perryton and Pat Thompson of Plainview; and a brother, Raymond Garms of Lubbock.

His wife, Mary, died in 1997.
 

Wanda O. Hodges

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Wanda Day O´Neal Hodges, 80, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with Dr. David Wilson, pastor of Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock, the Rev. Wilburn Coffman, associate pastor of Southcrest, and the Rev. Wendell Horn, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Hodges died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born April 1, 1919, in the McCoy Community, the daughter of the late Harlan and Maude Woolsey Day. She attended schools in McCoy and Floydada High School. She moved to Lubbock from Crosby County in 1991.

She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge and of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Past Matron. She was a member of Southcrest Baptist Church.

On Jan. 9, 1987, she married Clyde Hodges in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Tommy O´Neal of Seminole; a sister, Flora McNeill of Floydada; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A son, Kenneth Dale O´Neal, died in February of 1962 and a sister, Mary Helen Day, died in 1990.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 3403 73rd St., Lubbock, TX 79423, or to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Rd., Lubbock, TX 79424.
 

Steven W. Holbert

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Steven Wayne Holbert, 48, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Church Chapel with the Rev. Paul E. Jantzen, associate pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mr. Holbert died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born May 14, 1951 in Lubbock. He graduated from Plainview High School and attended Texas Tech University and the University of Houston. He was co-owner and president of Midwest Concrete since 1985. He was a member of Trinity Church.

On Aug. 19, 1972, he married Beverly Jean Heavener in Houston.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Chad and Nick Holbert, both of Lubbock; his mother, Wanza Holbert of Lubbock; his sister, Kathy Teinert of Lubbock; and two brothers, Barry and Brent Holbert, both of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials to Marion Moss Enterprises.
 

Mary Frances Johnson

CHILDRESS - Graveside services for Mary Frances Johnson, 52, of Hollis, Okla., former Childress resident, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Childress Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Horn officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, May 13, 1999.

She was born in Childress. She was a homemaker and lived in Hollis at the time of her death.

Survivors include a daughter, Laverna Runnels of Hollis; a son, Walter Runnels of Plainview; her father, S.P. Runnels of Childress; a brother, Charles Runnels of Wichita Falls; and three grandchildren.
 

Cecil Ray Moore

Funeral services for Cecil Ray “C.R.” Moore, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Crowell Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Moore died early Thursday, May 13, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 18, 1914, in Crowell. He grew up in the community of Margaret. He graduated from Plainview High School and attended North Texas State College. He graduated from East Texas State College in 1938 and did graduate work at Texas A&M.

He taught school in Margaret and Goodlet and later was an officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety. In 1946, he began farming in Foard County and moved to Plainview in 1955 and farmed in Hale and Foard counties.

He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners, was a 32nd Degree Mason and had received his 50-year pin. In 1963, his family received the “Outstanding Farm Family” award from the Hale County Farm Bureau. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On Dec. 23, 1937, he married Lois Evelyn Norris in Altus, Okla. She died July 19, 1990.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty M. Condra of Lubbock; one son, Sy T. Moore of Plainview; five grandchildren, Sam Moore, Karen Haffner, Jason Moore, T. Clayton Condra, and Merinda K. Condra; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
 

Elois W. Parrish

WEATHERFORD - Funeral services for Elois Wright Parrish, 98, former longtime Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in White´s Chapel of Memories with Dr. Tom Shelton officiating.

Entombment will be in Hillcrest Mausoleum in Dallas by White´s Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Parrish died Thursday, May 13, 1999, in a Weatherford hospital.

She was born March 17, 1901, in Parker County. She lived in Plainview and San Angelo and moved to Weatherford in February of 1998.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in San Angelo.

Her husband, Claude Parrish, died in 1998.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Eli Watts of New Boston; and several nieces and nephews.
 

Stan Self

SLATON - Funeral services for Stan Self, 55, of Floydada, were at 10 a.m. today in Englunds Funeral Service Chapel with Jack Gordon, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

Mr. Self died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Jan. 31, 1944, in Slaton. He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1963 and from Henderson County College while on a football scholarship.

He also attended Stephen F. Austin University. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received two Purple Hearts. He was a fireman with the Longview Fire Department and was on the Rescue & SCUBA squad.

He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Postal Service. He had worked in the Floydada post office for eight years.

Survivors include three sons, Ryan and Shae Self, both of San Francisco, and Shane Self of Lufkin; a daughter, Letisha Self of San Francisco; his parents, Levi and Juanita Self of Lubbock; a brother, Jerry Self of Austin; and two grandchildren.


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