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Dorothy Adams

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Dorothy M. Adams, 85, of Arlington, former Abernathy resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Russ Byard, pastor of Abernathy First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Adams died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, in Arlington.

She was born on May 7, 1911, in Forestburg. She lived in Abernathy until moving to Arlington in 1980. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Abernathy.

She married M. “Leck” Adams in 1930. He died in 1966.

Survivors include two sons, Johnnie and Donnie Adams, both of Arlington; three brothers, W.T. Settle of Abernathy, Edwin Settle of Lubbock and Hubert Settle of Seagraves; a sister, Iwilla Adams of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

George Edwin Davidson

SHAMROCK - Funeral services for George Edwin Davidson, 84, father of Georgana Nafzger of Olton, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Cole, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Shamrock Cemetery by Wright Funeral Directors.

Mr. Davidson died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996.

He was born in Wheeler County where he had lived all his life. He was a farmer and rancher and member of First United Methodist Church.

He married Katherine Rutherford in 1937 at Sayre, Okla.

Other survivors include his wife; a son, Steve Davidson of Oklahoma City; two brothers, L.W. Davidson of Florida and Barney Davidson of North Carolina; a sister, Naomi Washam of California; and two grandchildren.
 

Garland Flinn

LAKE CITY, S.C. - Funeral services for Garland Elisha Elmo Flinn, 79, of Scranton, S.C., brother of Randell Flinn of Abernathy, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Brockington Funeral Home. Burial was in United Methodist Church Cemetery in Scranton.

Mr. Flinn died Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, in Florence General Hospital in Florence, S.C.

He was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Olustee, Okla. He moved to Lynn County in 1925 and served during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart. He moved to California from Lubbock in the 1950s and moved to South Carolina in 1966.

He was a mechanic and service runner for Scoggin-Dickey Motor Co. and other dealership in Lubbock and California. He was a Methodist and a Mason.

He married Gladys Evans McKnight on Nov. 1, 1969, in Charleston, S.C.

Other survivors include his wife; a son, Ronnie Dean Flinn of Virginia Beach, Va.; another brother, Ronnie Caldwell of Carrollton; six sisters, Mary Flinn Freeman, Vee Flinn, Wilda Flinn Myers, all of Lubbock, Donnell Flinn King of Atlanta, Texas, Doris Caldwell Polykalas of Dallas and Wanda Caldwell Kleiner of Quinlan; three grandsons; and a great-grandson.
 

Mary Marquis

LUBBOCK - Memorial services for Mary Lucile Marquis, 80, sister of Joe Atkins of Cotton Center, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Michael Passmore, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Marquis died Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Oklahoma City. She graduated from Oklahoma A&M University in 1938. She moved to Lubbock from Tulsa in 1947 and was a member and chapter adviser of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at Texas Tech University from 1953 to 1978.

She was a member of Junior Service League of Lubbock and First Christian Church and was an organizer of the city-county welfare program. She was director of the YWCA in Tulsa.

She married William A. Marquis on Dec. 29, 1941, in Ponca City, Okla. He died on May 9, 1985.

Other survivors include two sons, David M. Marquis of Dallas and W.A. Marquis III of Santa Anna, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Theta Education Foundation at Texas Tech University in care of Elizabeth Thomasson, 5203 88th St., Lubbock 79424.
 

Nina Merriott

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Nina Florence Merriott, 79, grandmother of Steven Merriott of Plainview, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Fikes, pastor of South Park Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Merriott died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in Manor Care Nursing Home in Norman, Okla.

She was born July 7, 1917, in Floyd County. She was a graduate of Wayland Baptist Co., and worked for Hemphill-Wells from 1969 to 1982. She moved to Lubbock from Ruidoso, N.M. and was a member of Monterey Baptist Church.

She married T.L. Merriott. He died in 1969.

Other survivors include another grandson, Richard Merriott of Moore, Okla.; and two great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to Monterey Baptist Church.
 

Doris Miller

Graveside services for Doris Sandefur “Girlie” Miller, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Floyd County Memorial Park with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor of First Baptist Church in Lockney, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.

Mrs. Miller died Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, 1996, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 5, 1914, in Vernon. She attended schools in Folley where she graduated from high school. She was a beautician in Floydada for many years and a Methodist.

She married Owen Miller in 1972 in Levelland.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Doris Carthel of Lockney; a sister, Gaynell Leatherman of Duncan, Okla.; two grandchildren; Daintry Carthel and Greg Carthel; and two great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, B.P. Sandefur and Doyle Sandefur, and one sister, Barbara Borum, are deceased.

Lelah Mac Beyer

WOODWAY - Funeral services for Lelah Mac Beyer, 67, former Hale Center resident, were held Thursday, Nov. 14, 1996, at Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Couchman, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M.

Mrs. Beyer died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996.

She was born Nov. 2, 1929, in Hale Center, where she attended schools. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1950 with a degree in business administration.

She married Norman M. Beyer on Nov. 25, 1950 in Hale Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Lutheran Church. She was a resident of the Waco area for more than 40 years.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Teresa Spencer of Santa Fe, N.M., Sharon Featherston of Ferris, and Cindy Mullan of Austin; two sisters, Flora Maggard and Suzanne Davis, both of Hale Center; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Christ Lutheran Church.
 

Mattie Jewel Carrell

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Mattie Jewel Carrell, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Hale Center with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, and the Rev. John Irwin, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Hale Center, officiating. Burial will be at Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carrell died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at 3:30 p.m. at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.

She was born in McAdoo on June 14, 1911. She moved to Hale Center in 1917 and attended schools there, graduating from Hale Center High School in 1930. She attended Wayland Baptist College. She was employed by Hale Center Wheat Growers and was a tax clerk at Hale Center ISD until retiring in 1979.

She married Cliff B. Carrell on March 12, 1942 in Hale Center. He died in 1983.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Sue Jones of Hale Center and Virginia Barnard of Missouri City; a brother, Charlie Bruton of Neosho, Mo.; two grandchildren, Amanda Carrell Barnard of Missouri City and Trevor Jones of Denton; and three nieces, Carol Jane Graves, Cheryl Mull and Martha Bentley, all of Plainview.

A son, Andy Carrell, died in 1944, and a sister, Ruby Hewitt, died in 1988.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Jones, Trevor Jones, Barry Barnard, Bob Hewitt, Jim Mull and James Bentley.
 

Carver Monroe

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Carver Monroe, 81, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Thomas, pastor, and the Rev. Edwin Myers officiating. Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Monroe died Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, in Tulia.

He was born July 25, 1915 in Winters. He moved to Lockney at age 14 and then to Silverton. He graduated from Silverton High School and attended pre-med at Texas Tech.

He was a farmer-stockman and served on the board of directors for the Co-Op Gin and the Silverton ISD for many years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Silverton, where he served on the board of trustees for many years. He was also a 32nd degree Mason.

He married Iwana Louise Simpson on Jan. 23, 1938 in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mary Strange of Kress, Carlye Fleming of Silverton, and Marsha Iwana Miller of Roscoe; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Monroe Hill, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church in Silverton.
 

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James V. Seipp

Funeral services for James V. Seipp, 76, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Seipp died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 5, 1920, in Plainview and was a lifelong resident. He owned Seipp Machine Shop and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Harmony Sunday School class.

He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 13th Armored Division.

He married Wilma Lee Hewett in 1943 at Grass Valley, Calif. 

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Leigh Seipp of Plainview; his mother, Helen Seipp of Hereford; a sister, Lilly Marie Howard of Amarillo; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Rebecca and Austin Seipp, all of Plainview.

Pallbearers will be John Speck, James Crossland, Roy Morrison, Robert Edwards, Larry Allen and Sidney Rodgers.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church or to Family Hospice of the Plains.
 

Ervin L. Turner

BUFFALO, Mo. - Funeral services for Ervin L. Turner, 78, of Buffalo, Mo., former Floydada resident, will be today in the Montgomery-Viets Chapel in Buffalo with the Rev. Robert Long officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery by Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home.

Mr. Turner died Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, in Colonial Springs Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Dickens County. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1936. He attended Texas Tech University, and he was with the first Tech ROTC.

Mr. Turner was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve Engineering Corps. He was a U.S. Army Corps veteran and earned a Distinguised Flying Cross. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a colonel in 1970.

He married Margaret Estelle Gary on Aug. 20, 1943, in Amarillo. He was a longtime member of the Louisburg Lions Club.

He farmed in Louisburg, Mo., and he worked in the real estate business with Strout Realty and Country Network.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary Turner of Long Lane, Mo.; a sister, Verda Frances Pierce of Lubbock; and two grandchildren.

Jeff Fincher

CANYON - Funeral services for Jeff Fincer, 24, grandson of Mildred Chandler of Plainview and Muriel Fincher and Amber Sanders, both of Tulia, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Brooks Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Price, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Mr. Fincher died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, in Canyon.

He was born on Aug. 22, 1972, in Tulia and moved to Canyon in 1990. He graduated from Canyon High School in 1992 where he was a member of Canyon High School FFA and Building Trades. He was employed at Golden Plains Care Center.

Other survivors include his mother and step-father Mary and Garner Waters of Amarillo and his father, Jack Fincher of Canyon; two sisters, Jaime Fincher and Jill Fincher, both of Amarillo; a step-sister, Nora Barnett of Amarillo; a step-grandmother, Evelyn Waters of Amarillo; and a special friend, Gary Smith of Canyon.

The family suggests memorials to the High Plains Epilepsy Association, 806 South Bryan, Amarillo, Texas 79106.
 

Jessie McAnear

CLARENDON - Funeral services for Jessie Granville McAnear, 82, brother of Mary Selman of Petersburg, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Truman Ledbetter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors Inc.

Mr. McAnear died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996.

He was born in Clarksville and had been a Donley County resident most of his life. He had lived in Clarendon since 1936 and was employed by Thompson Hardware. In 1945 he and his brother-in-law, Bill Todd, purchased Household Supply Co. They later purchased Phillips 66 Oil Co. and McAnear was the Phillips jobber for more than 20 years, retiring in 1979.

He served five terms on the Clarendon City Council and was a Baptist.

He married Frankie Smallwood in 1937 at Clarendon.

Other survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jeanie Echols of Albany; three sons, Dwight McAnear of Durango, Colo., Ronnie McAnear of Clarendon and Freddie McAnear of Pearland; two brothers, T.W. McAnear and Fred McAnear, both of Clarendon; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
 

Richard Riddle

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Richard Lee Riddle, 42, of California, son of Edna Riddle of Floydada, will be at 4:30 p.m. today in Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with cremation arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mr. Riddle died Nov. 20, 1996, in San Bernardino, Calif.

He was born Oct. 23, 1954, in Amarillo. He had worked for a construction company.

Other survivors include his father, George Riddle of Big Spring; a brother, Don Riddle of Abilene; a sister, Sue Walker of Atlanta, Ga.; and his grandparents, Eugene and Mahota Shaw of Amarillo.
 

Koie Rogers

LEVELLAND - Funeral services for Koie Judy Rogers, 87, mother of William Jo Rogers of Hale Center, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Fifth Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Merle Fulmer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery by Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Rogers died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, in Lynnwood Manor.

She was born April 6, 1909, in Hartford, Ark. She moved to Levelland from Littlefield in 1961. She was a homemaker and a member of Fifth Street Baptist Church.

She married Omer J. Rogers on Nov. 3, 1928, in Holdenville, Okla. He died Oct. 13, 1985.

Also surviving are eight other sons, Harry Fred Rogers of Winter Garden, Fla., Donnie Wayne Rogers of Hobbs, N.M., Buddy Dale Rogers of Amarillo, Clifford Leon Rogers of Littlefield, James Omer Rogers of Sugarland, Roy Gene Rogers of Houston, Roger Bill Rogers Sr., of Levelland and Jack Allen Rogers of Lubbock; two daughters, Peggy Marie Roper of Holister, Okla., and Ruth Ann Matthews of Levelland; two sisters, Clara Mae Brackett and Bea Luther, both of Seminole, Okla.; 24 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
 

Frank Sanders

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Frank Leon Sanders, 53, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Alan Korinek of Christ Lutheran Church in Lubbock officiating. Burial arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Sanders died Monday, Nov. 25, 1996, in Mount Vernon, Wash.

He was born April 2, 1943, in Vernon. He moved to Abernathy in 1981 from Oregon and also had lived in Vernon. He was a Lutheran and a barber and had owned a barbershop.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Keith Sanders of Wichita Falls; three daughters, Sandie Cotten of Vernon, Penny Newman of Frederick, Okla,. and Hidy Thompson of Anacortes, Wash.; his father, R.L. Sanders of Abernathy; his stepmother, Ethel Tobacco of Abernathy; two brothers, David Sanders of Elgin, Ore., and Junior Sanders of Idaho; two sisters, Nadine Graf of Goodland, Kan., and Lila McGarity of Vernon; and six grandchildren.
 

Elizabeth Shannon

Funeral services for Elizabeth Shannon, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church of Halfway with the Rev. Alvin Petty, pastor, and the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor of First Baptist Church in Lorenzo, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shannon died at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.

She was born on Jan. 6, 1913, in Wilton Center, Ill., the youngest child of four children born to Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Kenniston. She moved to the Bellview Community with her parents when she was three years old and attended Bellview and Plainview schools. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1930 and attended Draughan´s Business College. She married Ralph Shannon on Nov. 18, 1939, in Aiken and lived in the Cousins Community until 1945. She moved to the Finney Community in 1945 and to Plainview in 1946. She moved to Halfway in 1948 and returned to Plainview in 1989.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Halfway where she had served as church organist for many years. She had been active in Northwest Home Demonstration Club.

Survivors include her husband; and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Maurice Kenniston and Clifford Kenniston and one sister, Pauline Turpin, are deceased.


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