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Lorraine Bates
CLOVIS, N.M. - Funeral Mass for Lorraine Bates, 51, will be at 2 p.m. today in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Bob Pullings, a deacon, officiating.

Burial will be in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bates died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999.

She was born in Queens, N.Y., and had worked as a command secretary for the 27th Service Squadron, treasurer for the 27th Squadron and was a special coordinator for the Morale Activities Group and squadron functions. She was a past president and secretary of Clovis High School Band Boosters and worked with the SIDS Organization. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Horace Bates; a son, Anthony Bates of Plainview; and a brother, Robert Greco of Mesa, Ariz.

The family suggests memorials to Lorraine Bates Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 19000, Clovis, N.M. 88102.

Troy Bearden

ARLINGTON - Funeral services for Troy E. Bearden, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Arlington Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery by Arlington Funeral Home.

Mr. Bearden died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Arlington.

He was born Aug. 6, 1910, in Maypearl. He was a Mason for 53 years and a past master of Petersburg Lodge and a member of Floydada Lodge No. 712. He was a member of First Baptist Church and had taught a men´s Sunday school class.

He was in the retail butane delivery business.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel; three sons, Robert Bearden of Petersburg, John Dwayne Bearden of Krum, and L. Dwight Bearden of Lovington, N.M.; three brothers, L.E. Edward and Ivan Bearden; 11 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Two sons, David M. Bearden and Melvin Leon Bearden, and a grandchild are deceased.

Milton Dixson

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Milton Dixson, 44, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Seth Ward Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Ritter, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Dixson died at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999.

He was born Oct. 26, 1955, in Olton and grew up in Plainview where he graduated from high school in 1974. He attended West Texas State University and farmed in the Plainview area from 1976-1981. He was a house supervisor at Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch from 1982-1991 and from 1991-1997 he drove a truck for Affiliated Foods. In 1997, he began work as a contract driver for Plains Trucking. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include a daughter, Julia Dixson of Houston; two sons, Brandon Dixson and Cameron Dixson, both of Houston; one brother, Jerry Wayne Dixson of Decatur; and two sisters, Belinda Dixson of Maryland and Kelley Pettit of Plainview.

Flora Sula Fawver

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Flora Sula Fawver, 99, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Hawkins and Walter Anderson officiating.

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

Mrs. Fawver died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Aug. 16, 1900, in Fort Smith, Ark., the daughter of the late Thomas Franklin and Laura Kizer Anderson. She attended schools in Bono Community and Fullbright and graduated from Lakeview. She moved to Floyd County from Fullbright in 1915.

She was retired homemaker, a member of the Home Demonstration Club, Senior Citizens and First Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school for many years.

On Oct. 8, 1916, she married Roy Leslie Fawver in Floyd County. He died Sept. 21, 1980.

Survivors include a son, R.C. Fawver of Floydada; a daughter, Evelyn Glasscock of Clovis, N.M.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Two sons, William Earl Fawver and Thomas Leslie Fawver; three brothers, Weldon Anderson, Wylie Anderson and William Anderson; and four sisters, Alice Jones, Della Williamson, Ella Vidler and Lula Chandler, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Marsalina G. Fuentes

DIMMITT - Funeral Mass for Marsalina G. Fuentes, 88, will be at 2 p.m. today in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Fern Couture officiating.

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

Mrs. Fuentes died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Canterbury Villa.

She was born Dec. 28, 1910, in Durango, Mexico. She moved to Dimmitt in 1963 and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

She married Jesus Fuentes in Pearsall. He died in January of 1974.

Survivors include three daughters, Nila Fuentes of Hart, Rafela Fuentes of Dimmitt and Lucia Harmanson of Layton, Utah; four sons, J.J. Fuentes of Pearsall, Paul and Pete Fuentes, both of Dimmitt, and Felix Fuentes of Dumas; 86 grandchildren, 136 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Two daughters and one son are deceased.

Jose Huerta

FLOYDADA - Funeral Mass for Jose Roberto Huerta, 64, of Dougherty, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with the Rev. John Ohlig officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Friday in the same church.

Mr. Huerta died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.

He was born June 6, 1935 in Mexico where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Floyd County from San Antonio in 1968 and was an elevator operator at Producers Co-op in Dougherty. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

On June 17, 1962, he married Anjela Rodriguez in Mexico.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert Huerta Jr. of Plainview; six daughters, Silvia Huerta of Dougherty, Maria Elvia Carrasco of Hart, Neomi Machado and Noelia Barrientos, both of Floydada, and Maria Elvira Huerta and Olivia J. Huerta, both of Canyon; four brothers, Amado Huerta of San Angelo, Donaciano Huerta of San Antonio, and Jesus Huerta and Antonio Huerta, both of Eagle Pass; a sister, Sotera Martinez of Monterey, Mexico; and nine grandchildren.

Bufford G. Johnston

TULIA - Funeral services for Bufford G. Johnston, 69, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Mr. Johnston died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Tulia.

He was born July 17, 1930, in Bonham. He grew up in Durant, Okla,. and attended schools in Ashley, Okla. He moved to Tulia in 1946 and worked for Love Brothers Oil Co. for 25 years and for John Deere Emplement for 10 years until retiring. He was a member of the National Guard in the 1950s.

On April 5, 1954, he married Cordie Mae Kinslow in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Debra Lynn Myers of Amarillo and Nina Mae Johnston of Plainview; three sons, James M. Johnston of Platter Flat, Okla., Bradford Garland Johnston of Tulia and Charles Dean Johnston of Denison; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and 15 step-grandchildren.

Mylissa Nicholson

BROWNWOOD - Funeral services for Mylissa Nicholson, 39, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Silas Short officiating.

Burial will be in Jenkins Springs Cemetery by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nicholson died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

She was born Mylissa Richardson on April 12, 1960, in Hale Center where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Brownwood in 1996.

She was a member of First Christian Church.

On Nov. 24, 1979, she married Steven Freeman Nicholson in Hale Center.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Heather, Chelsey and Courtney Nicholson, all of Brownwood; a son, Scot Nicholson of Brownwood; her parents, Verna Ruth Pettit of Lubbock and Ted Richardson of Hale Center; two brothers, Kirk Richardson of Plainview and Lance Richardson of Port Charlotte, Fla.

Gloria L. Woods

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Gloria L. Woods, 25, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Greater Love Community Church with Jackie Riles, pastor, officiating.

Wake services will be at 6 :30 p.m. today in Warford-Walker Mortuary Chapel.

Miss Woods died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999.

She was born in Plainview. She moved to Amarillo and attended Forest Hill Elementary School, Travis Middle School and graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1993.

She worked as a child attendant for the Children´s Learning Center and was a member of Greater Love Community Church.

Survivors include her parents, Larry and Cynthia Woods of Amarillo; and four brothers, Chris Woods, Wyman Woods and Larry Woods, all of Amarillo, and James White Jr. of Plainview.

Evart "Cowboy" Adams
HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Evart “Cowboy” Adams, 98, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Rowland, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Center Plains Cemetery in Cotton Center by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 26, 1999, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home.

He was born Aug. 14, 1900 in Wheeler County and married Lola Mae Jetton on Jan. 1, 1927 in Hale Center. She died in 1982. He was a World War I veteran, joining in 1918, and was a Navy pilot. He had been recognized at the local Veterans Day service as the only veteran of World War I living in Hale Center.

He worked on several ranches including the 6666 Ranch. He played football at West Texas State and moved to Hale Center in 1923 to teach and coach football.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the American Legion.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Trula and Harry Palmer of Odessa; a sister-in-law, Trula Maude Jetton Richardson of Colorado City; four grandchildren and their spouses, Laura and Ron Anders of Childress, Morris and Kem Palmer of McKinney, Harry E. Palmer of Houston and David A. Palmer of Odessa; four great grandchildren; two nieces, Frances Lewis of Claude and Claudia Martin of Denton, and two nephews, Bill Waters and Paul Waters, both of Lubbock.

A son, James Adams, died in 1975.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church of Hale Center, Hale Center Senior Citizens or the Hale Center Library.

Luke Armstrong

MIDLAND - Funeral services for Luke Armstrong, 65, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Scottish Rites will be given by Masonic Lodge members.

Mr. Armstrong died Friday, March 26, 1999.

He was born May 22, 1932, in Eastland. He graduated from Odessa High School. He worked many years in the oil industry, as well as the insurance business. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and enjoyed lodge activities, taking pleasure in helping children in need of being referred to the Shriner´s Hospital. He was a member of Midland Lutheran Church.

Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by a son, Glen Gregory, on Feb. 6, 1999.

Survivors include his mother, Jamie Price of Eastland; a sister, Jean Parsons of Odessa; a daughter, Lisa Greenhaw of Plainview; a daughter-in-law, Mickie Gregory of Plainview; four grandchildren, Amanda Ramby, Christopher Gregory, Jamason Gregory and Nathan Gregory of Plainview; two nieces, Beverly Phillips and Sherry Pinkerton of Odessa; and a nephew, Ronnie Joe Armstrong of Salt Lake City.

Margaret S. Brock

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Margaret Sampley Brock, 75, former Plainview resident, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Grace Presbyterian Church with Ken Mott officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brock died Thursday, March 25, 1999.

She was born in Jermyn. She attended Texas State College for Women in Denton and Southwestern University in Georgetown. She moved to Lubbock in 1970 from Plainview. She worked for many years for Dr. Sheffield. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.

On Sept. 28, 1946, she married Jack L. Brock in Quanah. He died Jan. 1, 1988.

Survivors include one daughter, Martha Lyde of Denver, Colo.; one son, Jack L. Brock Jr., of Reston, Va.; and three grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Lawrence Brown

Funeral services for Lawrence Brown, 77, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home. Mr. Brown died Saturday, March 27 at 6:45 a.m.

Anselmo DeLa Cruz

Funeral Mass for Anselmo DeLa Cruz, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert A. Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

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

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

Mr. DeLa Cruz died at 1:05 p.m. Friday, March 26, 1999, in Care Inn of Plainview.

He was born April 21, 1920, in Gregory. He grew up in Hondo and moved to Plainview in 1956. He was a truck driver and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

On Oct. 18, 1940, he married Antonia Zapata in Lamesa.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Martinez and Becky Jimenez, both of Plainview; three sons, Santos and Robert DeLa Cruz, both of Plainview, and Anselmo DeLa Cruz Jr., of Hondo; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

A son, Ernesto DeLa Cruz, is deceased.

Verna M. O´Connor

Graveside services for Verna M. O´Connor, 89, of Plainview, are set for 2 p.m. Monday, with retired Baptist preacher the Rev. Ed Norris of Silverton officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. O´Connor died at 1:50 a.m. Saturday at Tulia Care Center.

She was born July 24, 1909, in Thorton and was married to Jack O´Connor. He died Nov. 2,1975.

She had lived in the Finney Community, where she and her husband farmed for several years. She moved to Plainview in 1965.

Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Rex D. and Marie Rogers of Vigo Park; and several nieces and nephews.

Francisca Riojas

FLOYDADA - Rosary services for Francisca Riojas, 64, will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Mary Magdelen Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at the church with the Rev. John Ohlig, celebrant. Burial will be in the Floydada Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.

Mrs. Riojas died Friday, March 26, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born June 16, 1934, in Calvert to the late Mr. Thomas Torres and Mrs. Clara Ruiz Torres. She attended school in Robinson. She married Carlos M. Riojas on Aug. 27, 1949, in Slaton. She moved to Floydada in 1960 from Shallowater. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Floydada.

She is survived by her husband; eight sons, Balentine, Valdemar, Armando, Alex, Johnny, Martin, Carlos and Marcus Riojas, all of Floydada; four daughters, Eufemia Riojas of Silverton, Rosa Trejo of Ralls, Connie Rojo of Plainview and Rachel Riojas of Floydada; three sisters, Lupe Costilla of Petersburg, Carmen Rodriguez of Caprock and Alberta Torres of Lubbock; 37 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Anastacio Rodriguez

EDINBURG - Funeral services for Anastacio Rodriguez, 70, were held at 3 p.m. on March 10 in Gonzalez Funeral Home with Oscar Garcia of McAllen officiating.

Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park by Gonzalez Funeral Home.

Mr. Rodriguez died March 8, 1999, in McAllen Medical Center.

He was born June 10, 1928, in Alamo. He moved to Plainview in 1974 and worked in the produce business. He was retired.

He moved to Edinburg in December of 1998.

On May 7, 1957, he married Ninfa Davila in Edinburg.

Survivors include five sons, Elberto Rodriguez of Edinburg, Paul, Roland and Jesse Rodriguez, all of Plainview, and Anastacio Rodriguez Jr., of California; five daughters, Aceneth Marin and Maria Concepcion Rodriguez, both of Plainview, Virginia Chavez of Arlington, Elva and Sylvia Rodriguez, both of California; four brothers, Jesus Rodriguez of Arizona, Rosendo Rodriguez of McAllen, Ramiro Rodriguez of Los Angeles, Calif., and Genovevo Rodriguez of Pharr; one sister, Guadalupe Alvarez of Pasadena; and seven grandchildren.

A son, Florencio Rodriguez, is deceased.

Wayne N. Wakefield

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Wayne Wakefield, 70, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors with Gene Shelburne, minister of Anna Street Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial was in Llano Cemetery.

Mr. Wakefield died Thursday, March 25, 1998.

He was born in Hall County and moved to Amarillo as a young boy. He graduated from Amarillo High School and attended West Texas State University. He served in the Army during World War II.

A saddle maker, he had been active in raching in Cottle County for more than 35 years and was still ranching at the time of his death. He also was active in real estate in Amarillo for many years and was a member of Anna Street Church of Christ.

He married Ernestine Goodrich in 1956 in Amarillo.

Surviving are his wife; a son, William Wayne Wakefield of Amarillo; two daughters, Lisa Jilwayne Wakefield Payne of Dallas and Bunny Wakefield Leathers of Amarillo; his mother, Mrs. Ernest Wakefield of Amarillo; two sisters, Raydell Palmer and Darlene Chesshire, both of Amarillo; two brothers, Hays Wakefield of Amarillo and Darrel Wakefield of Denton, and two grandsons.

He was a nephew of Lena V. Hamilton of Plainview.

The family requests memorials to Anna Street Church of Christ or a favorite charity. 

Dr. William E. Boyd
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Dr. William E. Boyd, 80, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Southwest Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Boutwell, chaplain of Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospice, officiating.

His body was donated to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home.

Dr. Boyd died Saturday, May 22, 1999.

He was born in Ivanhoe and served with the U.S. Army in the 82nd Field Artillery, Battery B. Cavalry Division from 1936-1939. He graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in San Antonio in 1946, the first blind graduate.

He started his practice in Dumas and moved to central Texas where he practiced until moving to San Antonio where he did post-graduate work. He moved to Amarillo in 1952, retiring in 1998.

He was a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Lions Club and was nominated in 1998 for the Most Successful Disabled Veteran Businessman. He read more than 10,000 books from the United States Congress Library for the Blind.

In 1971, he married Ann Evans Fleetwood in Carlsbad, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Diana Lynn Horton of Amarillo; a son, Keith Boyd of Amarillo; two stepdaughters, Judy Herring of Wills Point and Joann Roberson of Amarillo; a stepson, Dr. Terry Fleetwood of Amarillo; a sister, Hermia Murphy of Irving; eight brothers, Dr. Bruce Boyd of Denver City, Wayne Boyd of Austin, Dr. Joe T. Boyd of Big Spring, Lewis “Bud” Boyd of Lubbock, James “Heavy” Boyd of Pipe Creek, Dalton Boyd of Mesquite, Jerry Boyd of Mexia and Dr. Dayton Boyd of Abernathy; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials to the Lighthouse for the Blind, Baptist/St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center, Texas Chiropractic College or to Southwest Baptist Church.

Leonard Ferguson

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Leonard Ferguson, 77, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Ferguson died Tuesday, May 25, 1999 in Lubbock.

Mary Freeman

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Mary Joyce Freeman, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lubbock Primitive Baptist Church with Elder George Johnson, pastor, and Gary Flinn of Emmanuel Baptist Church officiating.

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

Mrs. Freeman died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Lubbock County. She graduated from New Deal High School in 1947 and from Texas Tech in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree in home economics. She was a retired teacher. She returned to Lubbock in 1990 from Presidio.

Survivors include three sons, Dale Freeman of Abilene, Leon Freeman of Lohn and Jesse Freeman of Lubbock; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Priestly of Plymouth, Minn.; three sisters, Vee Flinn and Wilda Myers, both of Lubbock, and Donnell King of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, W.R. Randell Flinn of Abernathy; and 10 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Lubbock Primitive Baptist Church, 1601 44th St., Lubbock, TX 79412; Hospice of Lubbock or to the American Cancer Society.

Loreta Howard

OLTON - Funeral services for Loreta Howard, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with Donald Sikes, a son-in-law, and the Rev. Norman Patton, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Howard died Monday, May 24, 1999, in Hale Center.

She was born Jan 21, 1912, in Erick, Okla. She moved to Olton from Amarillo in 1943 and was a member of First United Methodist Church and Olton Study Club.

On Oct. 9, 1927, she married L.W. “Doc” Howard in Wellington. He died April 26, 1983.

Survivors include one son, Charles Howard of Rogers, Ark., four daughters, Sue Cannon of Olton, Joyce Hoover of Georgetown, Belva Sikes of Ransom Canyon, and Kay Gallion of Lubbock; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Retta Snider, died in 1990.

The family suggests memorials to Running Water Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton, TX. or to the Olton Ambulance Association, Olton, TX. 79064.

Jeffery D. McKinzie

LEXINGTON - Funeral services for Jeffery Dallas McKinzie, 21, former Plainview resident, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Adina Christian Church with Paul Manning officiating.

Burial was in Adina Christian Cemetery by Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

Mr. McKinzie died Friday, May 21, 1999, in a vehicle accident 12 miles west of Lexington.

He was born June 17, 1977, in Plainview. He was a construction worker.

Survivors include his mother, Kathi McKinzie of Lufkin; his father, Don McKinzie of Blue; a brother, John McKinzie of Plainfield, N.J.; a sister, Jessica McKinzie of Dallas; and his grandparents, Weldon and Mary Henry of Dallas.

Other Grandparents, Jerry and Ruth McKinzie, are deceased.

Floyd Poer

Graveside services for Floyd Poer, 88, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Plainview Cemetery.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Poer died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Murray, Utah.

He was born Aug. 3, 1910, in Stephens County, the son of the late Bill and Mary Poer. He moved in a covered wagon with his parents to Plainview in 1914. He grew up in Plainview where he attended schools.

He owned O.K. Drug Store from 1935-1943 and served on the Plainview City Council in 1939. In the late 1960s, he received an award from the City of Plainview as the youngest person to have served, up to that time, on the city council.

He received the Willbarger County Outstanding Conservation Award in 1967. He had lived in Plainview, Lubbock, Vernon and Shamrock and farmed and ranched in many Texas counties.

He had been a member of the Plainview Lions Club and was a Methodist.

On Dec. 24, 1932, he married Vira Lee Hamilton in Plainview. She died Jan. 9, 1986.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Hall of Vernon and Martha Wood of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren, Tiffany Lytle of Heber, Utah, Bart Hall of Fort Worth and Fritz Wood of Bozeman, Mont.

A sister, Thelma Poer, is deceased.

William ÔJack´ Rape

COTTON CENTER - Funeral services for William H. “Jack” Rape, 86, of Amarillo, are pending with Freeman-Abell Funeral Home in Hale Center.

Mr. Rape died at 1:45 a.m. today, May 26, 1999, in Baptist/St. Anthony Hospice in Amarillo.

Joe Rigdon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Memorial services for Joe Cline Gibdon, 73, will be at 10 a.m. June 5 in Northgate Baptist Church.

Mr. Rigdon died May 19, 1999, at his residence.

He was born June 11, 1925, in Lockney and graduated from Lockney High School in 1942. He served in World War II, receiving two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

He joined the United States Postal Service in 1951 and worked in Dallas, Lubbock and Plano offices. He retired in 1983 and moved to Kansas City from Anne.

On Sept. 11, 1946, he married Ressie Walls.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry Ray Rigdon of Kansas City and Jeffrey Randall Rigdon of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a daughter, Holly Jolene Ites of Kansas City; a brother, Robert N. Rigdon of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Mary L. Moore of Lubbock and Rochelle Dorman of Plainview; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Clyde Uptergrove

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Clyde Uptergrove, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, and the Rev. J. Dean McNamara, VistaCare Family Hospice chaplain, officiating.

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

Mr. Uptergrove died Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home in Hale Center.

He was born May 31, 1908, in Seymour. He moved to Hale Center in 1927 from Petersburg and owned and operated Clyde´s Garage, retiring in 1968.

He was a member of the Lions Club, First Baptist Church and a Boy Scout leader. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

On April 8, 1930, he married Jewel Walls in Clovis, N.M. She died April 6, 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Uptergrove and Ron Uptergrove of Hale Center; one daughter, Betty Owens of Hale Center; two sisters, Earlene “Winnie” Johnson of Abernathy and Irene Loyd of Silverton; a sister-in-law, Eunice Uptergrove of Hico; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

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