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Rev. Joseph D. Almes
CLARINDA, Iowa - Funeral services for the Rev. Joseph Donald Almes, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Bulger and the Rev. Mark Wright officiating.

Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery by Walker-Merrick Funeral Home.

Rev. Almes died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, in a Mt. Hope, Kan. nursing home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1908, in Clarksburg, Pa. He graduated from Blairsville, Pa., High School in 1926 and worked for a foundry before graduating from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio in 1931. He graduated from Pitsburgh-Xenie Seminary in 1934 and was ordained in Taylorstown, Pa., on July 3, 1934. In 1949, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Sterling College in Sterling, Kan.

He was an active Presbyterian minister for 43 years, serving in Taylorstown, Pa., Middletown, Ohio, Wichita, Kan., and Clarinda. He retired Jan. 28, 1973 but continued to serve four churches as interim minister.

His wife, Katheryne, two brothers and three sisters are deceased.

Survivors include two sons, Philip Almes of Plainview and Davis Almes of Wichita; a sister, Jean Cape of Venice, Fla.; two granddaughters; and four great-grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to the Kenya Macedonian Project at Wayland Baptist University, Plainview.
 

Ivor Bagwell

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Ivor Bagwell, 96, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Rhodes, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Bagwell died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999.

He was born July 2, 1902 in Indian Territory, Oklahoma and was raised in Floyd County. He moved to Castro County in 1927 and married Hazel Dunn on Nov. 19, 1933 in Hereford. She died Sept. 16, 1998.

He was a farmer and member of First Baptist Church. He had served on the Dimmitt school board and the board of Dimmitt Consumers.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Milton and Sandra Bagwell of Dimmitt; a daughter, Nelda Fallwell of Richardson; a sister, Mildred Guillion of Weatherford; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
 

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Jesse Glen Brewer

Funeral services for Jesse Glen Brewer, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Trinity Fellowship Church with the Rev. Doug Stenberg, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Albany, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Steve Rogers, pastor.

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

Mr. Brewer died at 11:21 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1999, at his residence.

He was born June 27,1929 in Venus and grew up in Rio Vista, graduating from high school there in 1946. He attended North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington. He was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 44 years, retiring July 12, 1991.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-54 during the Korean War.

He married Carolyn Horton on June 2, 1948 in Cleburne. He was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and David Mason of Plainview; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Liz Brewer of Watauga; a brother and sister-in-law, Royce and Laxie Brewer of Rockwall; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Ann and W.R. “Boob” Korb Sr. of Rio Vista; three grandchildren, Karaleigh Mason and Ryan Mason of Plainview and Morgan Brewer of Watauga, and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview 79072; Gideons International, 1104 Dallas, Plainview 79072, or Trinity Fellowship Church, 200 S. I-27, Plainview 79072.
 

Susan Beach Fish

COTTON CENTER - Memorial services for Susan Beach Fish, 42, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Center Plains Memorial Chapel in Cotton Center with the Rev. Ted Taylor, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene in Hereford, officiating.

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

Mrs. Fish died Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Odessa.

She was born April 15, 1957 in Lubbock. She attended Cotton Center schools and graduated from Cotton Center High School. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Curtis Baldwin in Plainview before moving to Hereford where she was employed at the Senior Citizens Center. She had been employed at the Hale Center Senior Citizens Center and was involved in the local horse riding clubs, barrel racing and Turff Therapy for children with muscular dystrophy.

She married David Fish on Feb. 14, 1994 in Hereford.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Kara Thurman and Lauren Thurman of Cotton Center; her parents, Earl Gene and Sue Beach of Terlingua; two brothers, Bill Beach of Dallas and Gary Beach of Richardson; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Koenning, Bob Heath, Gary Koelder, Joe Stokes, Donald Moring and Mark Laney.

The family suggests memorials to MADD, 3311 81st Street, Lubbock 79423 or Turff Therapy, 83rd and Martin Luther King Blvd., Lubbock, 79364.
 

Monroe James Hill

SEMINOLE - Funeral services for Monroe James Hill, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Community Chapel with the Rev. Jessie Turner of Brownwood officiating.

Burial will be in Gaines County Memorial Cemetery North by Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Hill died Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born Nov. 20, 1922 in Naples and moved to Seminole from Omaha, Texas in 1964. He married Betty Louise Johnson on April 14, 1952 in Lubbock.

He was the minister of Morning Star Church of Seminole and Levelland for 35 years and also was a custodian for the Seminole school district for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife; eight sons, Donald Hill of Plainview, Dwayne L. Hill of Oklahoma City, James Hill of Frisco, Jonathan Hill, Jerrold Hill and David Hill, all of Seminole, Dwight Hill of Fort Sam Houston and Darrell Hill of Lubbock; eight daughters, Janet Williams, Janice Bell and Debra Crow, all of Lubbock, Ruth Peoples of Abilene, Deanna Turner of Brownwood, De Angela Sanders of Mesquite, and Joan Adams and Jacqueline Hill, both of Seminole; 32 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
 

Kathryn Madura

TULIA - Funeral Mass for former Tulia resident Kathryn Madura, 90, of Cincinnati, Ohio, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Mrs. Madura died at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Mercy Hospital Anderson in Anderson, Ohio. 

She was born Nov. 16, 1908 in Columbus, Neb. and graduated from high school there. She married Frank Paul Madura on Aug. 29, 1929 in Columbus. They moved to Tulia on July 17, 1941. She was a homemaker. Mr. Madura died Nov. 11, 1973 in St. Louis, Mo.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Gordon of Cincinnati; two sons, Paul Madura Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz. and David Madura of Wheelock; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
 

Melvin Ritchey

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Melvin Ritchey, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Hale Center with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, officiating. 

Burial will be at Plainview Memorial Park by Freeman-Abel Funeral Home. 

Mr. Ritchey died at his residence Friday, May 28, 1999.

He was born on July 31, 1917, in Hale Center, graduated from Hale Center High School, Wayland College and New Mexico State University. He married Imogene Thompson on May 9, 1948, in Hale Center. He was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who served during World War II in Africa as a bomber pilot. He is a retired postmaster. 

He was a member of the Historic Society and was preparing a book on the history of Hale Center. He enjoyed playing golf, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Hale Center.

Surviving are his wife; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Valerie Ritchey of Lubbock; and several nieces and nephews.
 

William Murphy Staniforth

FLOYDADA - Memorial services for William Murphy Staniforth, 79, of South Plains will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Staniforth died Saturday, May 29, 1999, in Floydada Care Center.

He was born July 24, 1919 in Gainesville and moved with his family to Floyd County in 1928, settling in the South Plains community where he lived for 70 years. He was a 1937 graduate of Floydada High School and a 1941 graduate of Oklahoma A&M College at Stillwater.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1941-46 in the Air Force. He achieved the rank of captain in the Air Transport Command. As a pilot, he delivered airplanes to every theater of war and crossed both the Atlanta and Pacific Oceans numerous times.

Mr. Staniforth and his wife Frances, who now resides in Plainview, were married Nov. 18, 1946 in Floydada. They were Floyd County Pioneer Couple of Year in 1996. He was a member of the Elks and First United Methodist Church of Floydada.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Douglas Fryman of Elk City, Okla. and grandchildren Trey and Laura Fryman of Elk City, Sarah Staniforth Canfield and husband C.W. of Waco and Graham Staniforth of Austin.

His parents, William Sr. and Gertrude Staniforth, are deceased. A son, William Murphy Staniforth III, died in 1994.

The family suggests memorials to the Floydada Care Center, First United Methodist Church of Floydada or a favorite charity. 

Newell Burk
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Newell Burk, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in South Plains Church of Christ with Ralph Beistle and Clark Johnson officiating.

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

Mr. Burk died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Dodson and graduated from Arnett High School in Harmon County in 1943, receiving a medal as all-around most outstanding member of the graduating class.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Philippines, and also served during the Korean War. He received his degree in accounting from Texas Tech in 1952. He married Fara Faye Wynn on July 7,1946, in Dodson.

He was a Certified Public Accountant with the firm of Bolinger, Segars and Burk before moving in 1959 to Floydada where he owned Newell Burk, CPA, from 1959-83. While in Floydada, he was a member of the school board from 1963-70, served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Lions Club, and served on the Floydada Board of Development.

He was an elder of Wall Street Church of Christ for 17 years and in Lubbock served as a deacon of Memphis Avenue Church of Christ (now Quaker Avenue Church of Christ) before becoming a member of South Plains Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Janet Bruns of Odessa; Nanette Soto of Lubbock; a son, Mike Burk of Lubbock; two brothers, Roy Burk of Snyder and Bradley O. Burk of Kress; three sisters, Bernice McNabb of Lubbock, Ada Mae McDaniels of Hollis, Okla.; Wanda Ruth Erickson of Dallas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

Loyd Eugene Hoefer

Funeral services for Loyd Eugene Hoefer, 78, of Smithville, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Don Hill, minister of Calvary Baptist Church in Tulia, officiating.

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

Mr. Hoefer died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, in Plainview.

He was born Nov. 13, 1920, in Driftwood, Okla. and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He married Helen J. Conde on April 19, 1947 in Yuma, Ariz. and lived in Englewood, Calif. until 1977 when he moved to Kress. He moved to Bastrop in 1992 and lived in the Towers Nursing Home in Smithville.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kress, the American Legion, VFW, Elks Lodge and Senior Citizens Center in Kress. He was a carpenter before retiring in 1972.

Surviving are his wife; Helen, of Bastrop; a son, Kirk Hoefer of Bastrop; a daughter, Candy Gerber of Bayfield, Colo.; a sister, Johnnie Fay Green of Los Angeles, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
 

Esther Lusk

SHALLOWATER - Funeral services for Esther Lusk, 89, were at 1 p.m. Saturday in Resthaven Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Everett Statler officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lusk died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, in Southern Manor.

She was born Oct. 28, 1909, in Limestone County and married Doyle Lusk in Waco in 1930. A homemaker, she had been a resident of Shallowater since moving from Coolidge in 1948. She was a member of Shallowater United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women and was a former member of Shallowater PTA.

Surviving are a daughter, Marie Lusk of Shallowater; three sons, Newman of Shallowater, Harry of Plainview and Walter of Lubbock; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Shallowater United Methodist Church.
 

Dixie Pittman

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Dixie Pittman, 92, of Tulia, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Northside Baptist Church in Abernathy with the Rev. Ken Horn, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Levelland, officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pittman died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, in Covenant Lakeside Plaza in Lubbock.

She was born April 2, 1907, in White Cliff, Ark. She married Cran Pittman in Crowell. He died June 22, 1967. She had lived in Hale County since 1936 and moved from Abernathy to Tulia in 1984. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Tulia.

Surviving are a son, Billy Pittman of Earth; two daughters, Sammie Cagle of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Betty Hobgood of Happy; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Merle Potter

Funeral services for Merle Potter, 86, of Plainview will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel with pastor Paul Cunningham of the Plainview Revival Center officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery under the direction of Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Mrs. Potter died Thursday, September 23, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview. 

She was born Oct. 20, 1913, in Floyd County. She married Oswald Potter. He died in 1954 in Chickasha, Okla. Mrs. Potter was a health care worker for many years.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Alice Cross of Post, Betty Potter Lee of Bridgeport and Ruth Milliron of Amarillo; one son, Billy Potter of Plainview; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 
 

Juana Ramos

TULIA - Funeral services for Juana Garcia Ramos, 91, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ramos died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999.

She was born Feb. 8, 1908, in Luling. She married Emigdio Ramos Dec. 20, 1930, in Seguin. He died Dec. 11, 1976.

Survivors include eight daughters, Maria Ramos and Ventura Ramos of Tulia, Marcelina Harrell of Houston, Frances Ramos of Seattle, Wash., Petra Porras of Chicago, Ill., Guadalupe Diaz of Amarillo, Flora Burton of Country Club Hills, Ind., and Irene Prado of Joshua; five sons, Jesus Ramos of Tulia, Ysidroro Ramos of Rowlet, Emigdio Ramos of Oshkosh, Wis., Juan Ramos of Troy, Mich., and Joe Ramos of Lawton, Okla.; 39 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
 

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Ernesto G. Salazar Sr.

Funeral services for Ernest G. “Chapo” Salazar Sr., 60, will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

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

Mr. Salazar died at 4:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Beeville. He came to Plainview in 1975 and worked as a ginner. He was a member of Templo Betania.

Surviving are his wife, Elida Chapa; five daughters, Evita Soto, Rosie Soto, Jessica Levario and Elida Chapman, all of Amarillo, and Janie Hinojosa of Canyon; four sons, Ernest Jr., Robert, Jerry and Michael, all of Plainview; a brother, Juan Salazar of San Antonio; three sisters, Paula Nieto of Longview, Terry Larue of Jefferson and Isidra Garcia of Beeville; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 

Bill Self

SILVERTON - Graveside services for Bill Self, 69, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Silverton Cemetery with Ted Kingery, Church of Christ minister, officiating.

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

Mr. Self died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, in Silverton.

He was born Jan. 11, 1930, in Briscoe County and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a disabled veteran. He married Valvrie Honea on March 30, 1952, in Weatherford.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Thomas Warren Self of Abilene and David Lee Self of Silverton; a brother, J.L. Self of Silverton; three sisters, Deal McGowen of Alamo, Lou Younger and Zobie Self, both of Silverton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A sister, Delma Masey, is deceased.

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

Neoma Stringer

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Neoma Stringer, 76, were at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Couch, pastor of Lakeridge United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial was by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stringer died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born in Wheeler and moved to Lubbock from Amarillo in 1988. She married Truman Stringer on Oct. 1, 1947 in Hedley. He died Dec. 2, 1991. She was a bookkeeper for Smith and Thompson Co. in Amarillo and was a Methodist.

The Stringers owned Plainview Hardware for several years.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Stringer and DeAnn Stringer of Lubbock; and two grandchildren, Amanda Stringer and Trevor Stringer, both of Lubbock. 

The family suggests memorials to Lakeridge United Methodist Church, 4701 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424.
 

G.H. ´Hib´ Willis Sr.

ANDREWS - Funeral services for G.H. “Hib” Willis Sr., 85, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church in Petersburg with the Rev. Jason Kraft, a grandson and youth minister of First Baptist Church in Roswell, N.M., officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by McNett Funeral Home of Andrews.

Mr. Willis died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at his residence in Andrews.

He was born April 12, 1914 in Wood County, attending schools there before completing his education at Allmon School in Petersburg. He married Winnie Ruth Anderson on Oct. 25, 1940 in Floydada. She died April 13, 1943.

He farmed in the Petersburg community for 50 years and also taught Sunday school for 43 years at First Church of the Nazarene in Petersburg. He moved to Andrews in 1997.

Surviving are a son, George H. Willis Jr. of Petersburg; a daughter, Doris E. Thompson of Andrews; a brother, Paul Willis of Petersburg; a sister, Grace Hunt of Aubrey; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Justin Fay, Steve Willis, Mike Willis, Bill Morris, Joshua Morris, Chance Willis, Bill Thompson, Bobby Willis and Paul Willis.

The family suggests memorials to the Petersburg Cemetery Association, c/o Security Bank, Petersburg, TX 79250.

Vida Adkisson
ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Vida Adkisson, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Abernathy Church of Christ with Jerry Chism and David Bennett officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Adkisson died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock.

She was born April 17, 1915, in Blanket. She had been a longtime Abernathy resident and was a member of the Church of Christ. She had worked at Struve´s, retiring in 1981.

On Oct. 18, 1933, she married Joe Doloph Adkisson in Clovis, N.M. He died April 5, 1988.

Survivors include four daughters, Betty Smith of Muleshoe, Janice Cope of Lamesa, Jo Etta Childers of San Antonio and Elaine Ramsay of Irvine, Calif.; a brother, Roy Williams of Arlington; two sisters, Pauline Adkisson of Muleshoe and Lazalle Dickens of Raleigh, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Maynard Lamar Billington

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Maynard Lamar Billington, 81, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in San Jacinto Church of Christ with J.R. Chism, retired Church of Christ minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home.

Mr. Billington died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999.

He was born in Olustee, Okla., and moved to the South Plains as a youngster. He graduated from Hale Center High School in 1934 and attended Lippert´s Business College in Plainview. He moved to Phillips in 1943, to Borger in 1979, and to Amarillo in 1991.

He retired as an insulator at Phillips Petroleum after 37 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ where he had been a deacon.

In 1939 he married Willie Lou Blair.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bennie Lamar Billington of Houston and Timothy Blair Billington of Tempe, Ariz.; two sisters, Lois Wheeler of Lubbock and Opal Cannon of Hale Center; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer´s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Panhandle Chapter, 2200 West 7th, Amarillo, TX 79106; or to High Plains Children´s Home and Family Services, P.O. Box 7748, Amarillo, TX 79114.
 

Garland Boggus

HALFWAY - Funeral services for Garland Boggus, 76, are pending with Freeman-Abell Funeral Home in Hale Center.

Mr. Boggus died early today, Feb. 8, 1999, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.
 

Glen Gregory

Funeral services for the Rev. Glen Gregory, 38, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Scott Carley of Lubbock, the Rev. Greg Bradley of Monet, Mo., and the Rev. Steve Franks of Portales, N.M., officiating.

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

Mr. Gregory died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born Aug. 14, 1960, in Odessa. He grew up in Midland where he graduated from Midland High School in 1978. He moved to Lamesa in 1991 and started his first pastorate. In 1993 he moved to Oklahoma City and to Plainview in 1997. He was pastor of Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church.

He was an Eagle Scout and had been active in the Boy Scouts of America where he held leadership positions and was a cubmaster.

On Sept. 22, 1978, he married Mickie Willingham in Midland.

Survivors include his wife; an adopted daughter, Amy Villegas of Plainview; three sons, Christopher Devin Gregory, Jamason Glen Gregory and Nathen Garrett Gregory, all of Plainview; one sister, Lisa Greenhaw of Plainview; his father, Luke Armstrong of Midland; his mother, Leta Armstrong of Plainview; and a niece, Amanda Ramby of Plainview.

The family suggests memorials to the Boy Scouts of America.
 

Marie Lumpkins

TULIA - Funeral services for Marie Lumpkins, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Lumpkins died at 12:43 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born Marie Huber on Jan. 3,1920, in Amarillo. She grew up in the Kaffir Community in Swisher County where she attended schools. She graduated from Tulia High School in 1938.

She lived in Swisher County until 1959 when she moved to Amarillo. She returned to Tulia in 1995.

She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

On Dec. 17, 1941, she married Benjamin Franklin Lumpkins in Plainview. He died July 12, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Jackie) Brown of Keller; a son, Ben Lumpkins of Burnet; a sister, Mildred Whitaker of Claude; two brothers, Vincent Huber and George Huber, both of Amarillo; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Steve Brown, Michael Lumpkins, Charles McClure, Jake Huber, Mark Huber and Lewis Whitaker.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer´s Association, 2200 W. Seventh St., Amarillo, TX 79106.
 

H.L. ÔShorty´ McGaugh

Funeral services for H.L. “Shorty” McGaugh, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Kevin Igo, a deacon at Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ, officiating.

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

Mr. McGaugh died at 5:07 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Plainview where he grew up. He farmed until 1970 then moved to Plainview and worked as a carpenter.

On May 12, 1945, he married Betty Jean Lyde in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Rhonda Harrison of West Columbia; two sons, Ricky McGaugh of Lubbock and Reggy McGaugh of Montgomery; three brothers, Melvin McGaugh of Ralls and J.R. and J.D. McGaugh, both of Waldron, Ark.; two sisters, Ruth Callahan of Austin, and Louise Poppell of Augusta, Ga.; and three grandchildren.
 

Steve A. Morgan

Funeral services for Steve A. Morgan, 81, of Kress, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in College Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Morgan died at 5:17 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born April 26, 1917. He moved to Briscoe County with his parents in a covered wagon in 1923 and moved to Swisher County in 1942. He farmed west of Kress, retiring in the 1970s. He was a Nazarene.

On June 13, 1942, he married Atha Veneta Formway. She died May 16, 1986.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Roxie Williams and her husband Tim, and Kym Casey and her husband Tate, all of Plainview; one sister, Rosalie Chitty of Silverton; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan Gould, Scott Williams and Chandler Casey.

Two sons are deceased. Steve A. Morgan Jr., died Jan. 4, 1967, and Ronnie Bert Morgan died June 7, 1964.

The family will be at 1425 Ebeling Drive. Memorials are suggested to the Kress Cemetery.
 

Porfiria Ortiz Paredes

AMARILLO - Funeral Mass for Porfiria Ortiz Paredes, 77, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Rosendo Herrera officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.

Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. today in the same funeral home.

Mrs. Paredes died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999.

She was born in Amarillo where she lived all her life. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

In 1942, she married Thomas Gutierrez Paredes. He died in 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Paredes and Tommy Paredes, both of Amarillo; three daughters, Isabel Gauna, Connie Quintero and Lucy Zuniga, all of Amarillo; a brother, Jesse Ortiz of Juarez, Mexico; three sisters, Lupe Leal of Plainview, Maria Rodriguez of Amarillo and Lupita Marrufo of San Jose, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist/St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79106-0001.
 

Loretta Riney

ABILENE - Graveside services for Loretta Oneta Riney, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Englewood Cemetery in Slaton with Brian Patterson officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Elmwood Funeral Home.

Mrs. Riney died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, in Abilene.

She lived in Clyde before moving to Littlefield in 1992. She was a homemaker and a member of Spade Methodist Church.

On July 27, 1935, she married Jesse Bell Riney in Slaton. He is deceased.

Survivors include three sons, Jesse Joe Riney of Plainview, Freddy H. Riney of Clyde and Ronald Gene Riney of Olton; two brothers, Alan Ferguson of Port Angeles, Wash., and Weldon Ferguson of Salem, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 

Harold B. Vaughn

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Harold B. Vaughn, 85, are pending with Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

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

Arvin West

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Arvin Monroe West, 86, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Ronnie Hedges officiating.

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

Mr. West died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1999, in Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.

He was born July 12, 1912, in Odell. He moved to Hall County from Wilbarger County and to Floyd County in 1916. He attended schools in the Lakeview Community. He was a farm laborer and had worked for the railroad. He was a member of Primitive Baptist Church.

On March 22, 1936, he married Bonnie C. McKravey in Floyd County. She is deceased.

Survivors include three sons, Waldo West of Lubbock, George West of Gainesville and Arvana West of Floydada; two daughters, Juanell McPeak of Albuquerque and Shirley CeDeBaca of Albuquerque; two brothers, Adrian West of Floydada and S.L. West of Sulfur, Okla.; two sisters, Leona Neff and Lavada Neff, both of Floydada; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Floydada Rehabilitation & Care Center, 925 W. Crockett St., Floydada, TX 79235.


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