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Eduardo Alvarez
SILVERTON - Funeral Mass for Eduardo Alvarez, 12, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church with the Rev. Ed Graff, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

He died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in an accidental fall at Lake Mackenzie.

He was born Oct. 4, 1986, in Rio Verde, S.L.P., Mexico and moved to Silverton in 1994. He was a student in Silverton schools.

Survivors include his parents, Isobel Castro Alvarez and Lucia Alvarez of Silverton; three brothers, Juan Carlos Alvarez and Jose Luis Alvarez, both of Rio Verde, and Ismael Alvarez of Silverton; four sisters, Raquel and Maria de Jesus Alvarez, both of Rio Verde, and Isabel Alvarez of Dallas and Dora Alvarez of Silverton.
 

L.C. Bigham

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for L.C. Bigham, 76, of Lubbock, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Reynolds of Lubbock and the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas by Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mr. Bigham died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Hastings, Okla. He grew up in Lefors and served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He moved to Lubbock from Dallas in 1956 and worked in the family house moving business, W.K. Bigham & Sons.

He was a member of the Scottish Rite Lodge and was a Shriner. He had served as a deacon at the Flint Avenue Baptist Church.

On Dec. 24, 1946, he married Violet “Pat” Lambert in Garland.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry Bigham of Abernathy; two daughters, Mary Rampley of Wills Point and Caryl Bigham of Austin; two brothers, Gerrell Bigham of Snyder and Burly Bigham of Lubbock; five sisters, Willie Mae McElroy, Wonnie Smith and Peggy Winegeart, all of Pampa, Fay Wilson of Grove, Okla., and Melba Holland of Conroe; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the Scottish Rite Children´s Home.
 

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Alton L. Belyeu

Funeral services for Alton Landers Belyeu, 33, of Bonnerdale, Ark., will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. J.R. Williams, a Baptist minister from Rule, officiating.

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

Mr. Belyeu died Friday, April 2, 1999, in a truck accident in Gulfport, Miss.

He was born July 8, 1965 in Plainview. He graduated from Abernathy High School in 1983 and served with the U.S. Army from 1985-1989. He attended South Plains College from 1991-1992 and worked for Hamilton Acoustical Company. He was employed with Recreational Grassing in Bonnerdale, Ark., for the last two years where he worked putting grass on golf courses.

Survivors include his fiancee, Andrea Reppo, and her son, Tyler of Glenwood, Ark.; his mother and father, J.W. and Marie Fugett Belyeu of Shallowater; two brothers, Wayne Fuller of Plainview and Jimmy Belyeu of Port Arthur; five sisters, Kay Evans of Shallowater, Due Draker of Spade, Diane Cotton of Aynor, S.C., Elizabeth Drury Johnson of San Francisco, Calif., and Rebo Hargett of Bonnerdale, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Ketchum, Tracy Nichols, Mecha Griffin, Grady Arthur, Beal Simmons and Danny Davidson. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Mason, Mike Hood, Kevin Stanley, Mike Mooney, Jerry Mooney and Greg Mooney.
 

Doris Burgess

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Doris Bridget Burgess, 75, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Colonial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Michael Carter of River Road Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Burgess died Monday, April 5, 1999.

She was born in Nazareth. She graduated from Tulia High School and moved to Amarillo in 1944 where she attended Amarillo Business College. She worked on several ranches in eastern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle before returning to Amarillo in 1957.

She had worked for Boone Electric and EZ Freightline before becoming self-employed. She retired in 1998.

She was a charter member of Bykota Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of WMU and Vacation Bible School teacher. She was a past president of the National Association of Women in Construction.

In 1944, she married Wray Archie Burgess in Amarillo. He died in 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Gantt of Amarillo; a brother, Charles Heck Jr.; five sisters, Josephine Feelings of Tulia, Justina McCurry of Amarillo, Martina Milward of Lytle, Calesta Huber of Canyon and Amelda Cook of Highland, Mich.; and five grandchildren.
 

Eluterio Castilleja Sr.

PETERSBURG - Funeral Mass for Eluterio Castilleja Sr., 76, will be at 1 p.m. today in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Timothy Judd and the Rev. Louis Dussan officiating.

Military graveside services will be in Petersburg Cemetery. Arrangements are by White Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mr. Castilleja died Saturday, April 3, 1999, in Lubbock.

He was born April 18, 1922, in Rosebud where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Petersburg in 1949 from Lorenzo. He worked as a landscaper for 30 years, was a farmer for Wayne Thorpe for more than 16 years, and was maintenance engineer for Petersburg schools for 30 years before retiring in 1998.

He was active in the annual Castilleja family reunion, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the parish council and choir and a member of the GI Forum. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

On April 1, 1948, he married Manuela Macias in Lorenzo.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Domingo M. Castilleja of Petersburg and Eluterio M. “J.R.” Castilleja Jr. of Lubbock; three daughters, Bernabe Gonzalez of Oklahoma City and Bentura Navarro and Virginia Sedillo, both of Petersburg; two brothers, Santiago Castilleja Sr., and Natividad Castilleja Sr., both of Oceano, Calif.; two sisters, Guadalupe Villanueva of Olton and Juanita Briseno of Loraine; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A son, Andrew Castilleja, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart Church Pavement Fund, Petersburg, TX 79250.
 

Clay Johnson

HALE CENTER - Graveside services for Clay Johnson, 42, will be at 10 a.m. MST Wednesday in Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M.

Burial arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home in Amarillo.

Mr. Johnson died Friday, April 2, 1999.

He was born in Lubbock and lived in Hale Center most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Hale Center Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Candina Johnson, Monica Johnson and Santrail Johnson; his mother, Hattie Johnson of Hale Center; three brothers, James Johnson Jr., of Huntsville, Charles Johnson of Happy and George Johnson of Denver; and two sisters, Gloria J. Lewis of Grants, N.M., and Ruby Ards of Hale Center.
 

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Shirley McLain

HART - Funeral services for 

Shirley McLain, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Lee, pastor of First Baptist Church of Shamrock, and Jerry Kittrell officiating.

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

Mrs. McLain died at 5:23 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Lubbock.

She was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Marlow, Okla. She moved to Kress in 1943 where she graduated from high school. She attended Draughan´s Business College in Plainview and moved to Hart in 1955. She worked for the Hart school system for 17 years and was a teacher´s aide for the last two years. She was a member of Hart First Baptist Church and the Zealot Club.

On Oct. 22, 1955, she married James Cleve McLain in Hart.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Dana Black and Sheryl Albracht, both of Hart, and Jill Smith of Amarillo; three sons, James, Cary and Benny McLain, all of Hart; a brother, Jerry Todd, of Eureka, Nev.; a sister, Mary Houchin of Wilson; her mother, Helena Todd of Lubbock; and 13 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Building Fund, Hart, TX. 79043.
 

Linnie Mae Russell

Funeral services for Linnie Mae Russell, 91, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Russell died today, April 6, 1999, in Prairie House Living Center.
 

Edward Scarbrough

Funeral services for Edward “Ed” Scarbrough, 65, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ron Brunson, pastor of New Covenant Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Scarbrough died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Farmington, N.M.

He was born Feb. 12, 1934, in Paducah. He served with the U.S. Army and owned and operated Scarbrough Insurance for 27 years.

In 1956, he married Mary Martin in Silverton.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Deborah Brackeen of Wichita Falls, Dianna Jones of Plainview and Donna Jones of Canyon; one son, Daryl Scarbrough of Amarillo; five brothers, O.L. Scarbrough of Arlington, James and Elmer Scarbrough, both of Amarillo, Bob Scarbrough of Farmer´s Branch and Bruce Scarbrough of Houston; his mother, Mary E. Scarbrough of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
 

Mary Sehon

LUBBOCK - Funeral Mass for Mary T. Pinkert Sehon, 79, of Wolfforth, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Christ the King Cathedral.

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

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Abbey Chapel at the funeral home.

Mrs. Sehon died Monday, April 5, 1999, at her residence.

She was born in Westphalia and moved to Lubbock County from Falls County in 1944.

She was a member of Catholic Women´s Organization and a former member of St. Joseph´s Catholic Church in Slaton. She was a member of Christ the King Cathedral.

On Oct. 8, 1935, she married Frank J. Sehon in Westphalia. He died Sept. 1, 1994.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Brittain of San Angelo, Barbara Richey of Wolfforth and Ruth Ledbetter of Petersburg; two sons, Frank and Roy Sehon, both of Wolfforth; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Wolfforth Meals on Wheels.
 

Curtis Sinor

BRIDGEPORT - Funeral services for Curtis Leslie Sinor, 41, former Floydada resident, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Hawkins Chapel.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Burial arrangements are by Hawkins Funeral Home.

Mr. Sinor died Saturday, April 3, 1999, in Bridgeport.

He was born Feb. 20, 1958, in Lubbock. He lived in Floydada where he attended schools. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his father, Curtis Sinor; a daughter, Melissa Sinor; two brothers, Will and Lee Sinor; and his grandparents, G.L. and Thelma Fawver of Floydada.
 

Lena Walsh

FORT WORTH - Funeral services for Lena Higginbotham Walsh, 89, were at 2 p.m. March 31 in Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes.

Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Mrs. Walsh died March 29, 1999, in Fort Worth.

She was born Oct. 17, 1909, in Miami, Okla. She began work as a telegraph operator with Western Union in 1940 and moved to Fort Worth in 1945. She also worked in New Mexico, Arkansas and Lubbock. She was a Methodist.

Her husband, William M. Walsh, died in 1974.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Walsh Ziegler of Plainview; one son, Richard Walsh of Fort Worth; a sister, Dorothy Bulcroft of Hot Springs, Ark.; two granddaughters, Katie Johnson and Lillie Ziegler; one grandson, Karl Ziegler; and two great-grandsons, Matthew and Edward Ziegler-Johnston.

W. Marlin Collie
AMARILLO - Funeral services for W. Marlin Collie, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Dr. Ben E. Loring officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Collie died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999.

He was born in Los Angeles and had been a longtime Amarillo resident. He served with the U.S. Army from 1945-1946 and retired from Pantex after 30 years of service.

He was a Baptist and had served on the River Road school board.

In 1944, he married Doris Standridge in Vernon.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Carolyn S. Pavell of Van Alystyne and Janet L. Jenkins of Amarillo; two brothers, Travis Collie of Plainview and Jimmy Collie of Arizona; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A son, Gary Marlin Collie, died in 1947.
 

Jim Durham

KRESS - Funeral services for Jim Durham, 96, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Durham died at 1:30 a.m. today, March 2, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.
 

Jack Estes

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Jack Estes, 90, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Mullin, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Home.

Mr. Estes died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in Covenant Hospital in Plainview.

He was born July 13, 1908, in Cook County. He had farmed and ranched in Silverton since 1942. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Dec. 11, 1929, he married Edna Blanks in Marietta, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Melba Gillihan of Silverton, Valda Ferguson of De Queen Ark., and Doris McDonald of Idalou; a son, Dewey Estes of Silverton; a sister, Doris Mannewitz of Dallas; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Two sisters, Viola Warren and Jane Curtsinger, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Silverton Volunteer Ambulance Service, the Silverton Cemetery Association or to First Baptist Church.
 

Isaac Gonzales Jr.

HALE CENTER - Funeral Mass for Isaac Gonzales Jr., 46, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in San Jose Catholic Church in Lockney with the Rev. Jim McCartney, pastor, officiating.

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

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

Mr. Gonzales died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

He was born Nov. 24, 1952, in Lockney. He graduated from Lockney High School, attended South Plains College and served with the U.S. Navy. He moved to Hale Center in 1996 and worked for Martin´s Fertilizer Co.

He was a Catholic.

On March 6, 1976, he married Lydia Aguirre in Hale Center.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steven and Andrew Gonzales, both of Hale Center; two daughters, Laticia and Jennifer Gonzales, both of Hale Center; his parents, Isaac and Eustolia Gonzales Sr. of Lockney; three brothers, Jay Gonzales of Hale Center, Ricky Gonzales of Lubbock and Eugene Gonzales of Lockney; and one sister, Rachel Salas of Austin.
 

Lon W. Hall

CHILDRESS - Funeral services for Lon W. Hall, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Childress Church of Christ with Bill Mayes and Jeromy Rutledge officiating.

Burial will be in Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

Mr. Hall died Monday, March 1, 1999.

He was born in Cottle County and had worked in the parts department of the Texas Highway Department. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He married Vadine Moore.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Wesley Hall of Denton; two daughters, Norma Powell and Janett Rutledge, both of Amarillo, two brothers, Bill Hall of Lake Charles, La., and Volis Hall of Plainview; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A son, Eddie Hall, died in 1987.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Opal Nelson Higgins

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Funeral services for Opal Nelson Higgins, 92, will be at 2 p.m. today in Greenwood Mortuary.

Mrs. Higgins died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, in Sharp Hospital.

She was born in Wise County and moved to Floyd County in 1916. She taught school many years in the Floyd County area before moving to San Diego in 1941.

She was a charter member of First Southern Baptist Church in San Diego where she taught Sunday school for many years. She worked for Ryan Aircraft as an inspector for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Elaine Goodwin of Columbus, N.C.; three brothers, Deane Nelson of Huntington Beach, Calif., Raymond Nelson of Hale Center and Herman Nelson of Lubbock; a sister, Lena Mae Nelson Ooley of Plainview; and two grandsons.

Her husband, Bernie, a daughter, Susan, two grandsons and a brother and sister are deceased.
 

Vera Mae Johnson

Funeral services for Vera Mae Looper Keller Johnson, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Johnson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Johnson died at noon Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Sept. 7, 1915, in McIntosh County, Okla. She moved to Dalhart in 1920 and later to Canyon. She moved to Claude where she graduated high school. She moved to Anaheim, Calif., and then to Gardena, Calif. In 1951 she moved to Amarillo and worked as a waitress at the Hilton Hotel. She moved to Roswell, N.M., in 1953 and managed a Kentucky Fried Chicken. She also owned restaurants where she was known for her pies.

She moved to Plainview in 1974 and worked as a cashier at United Supermarket on 24th Street. In 1987 she began working for the Salvation Army.

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and active in RSVP. She had played the piano and taught a Sunday school class while living in Claude. She enjoyed quilting and sewing.

On April 11, 1933, she married James L. Yelton in Claude. He died May 29, 1976. On Feb. 14, 1996, she married Wyndle Johnson in Plainview. He died March 1, 1999 in Lubbock.

Survivors include one daughter, Sylvia Ivey of Comptonville, Calif.; two sons, Preston “Larry” Yelton of Hot Springs, Ark., and Jack Yelton of Post Falls, Idaho; one sister, Ada Meyes of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
 

Will Johnson

CLEBURNE - Funeral services for Will Carl Johnson, 80, will be at 2 p.m. today in Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Graham and the Rev. Noble Pearce officiating.

Entombment will be in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Greenacres Memorial Park.

Mr. Johnson died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, in Walls Regional Hospital.

He was born Jan. 5, 1919, in Talco. He was a service manager for Ford and Chrysler motors until retiring.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Mae; a son, Carl Johnson Jr., of Abernathy; a brother, Donald Johnson of Wichita, Kan.; three sisters, Maureen Sugart of Odell, Dean McKnight of Missouri and Loretta Gambell of Silverton; four stepchildren, Donna Webb of Lone Grove, Teresa Thompson of Joshua, Melinda Parrish of Cleburne and Michael Uptergrove of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and a great-stepgrandchild.
 

Wyndle Johnson

Funeral services for Wyndle Johnson, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Johnson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Johnson died at 12:11 p.m. Monday, March 1, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Leonard where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Plainview in 1942 and worked on a farm in the Providence Community. He also worked for the City of Plainview, Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia and Plainview Cemetery. He retired in 1994.

He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

On Feb. 14, 1996, he married Vera Mae Keller in Plainview. She died Feb. 28, 1999.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Sylvia Ivey of Comptonville, Calif.; two stepsons, Preston “Larry” Yelton of Hot Springs, Ark., and Jack Yelton of Post Falls, Idaho; one sister, Alma Bailey of Plainview; 11 stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
 

Ailene Prather

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Ailene Prather, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Prather died at 5:20 a.m., Monday, March 1, 1999, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 9, 1910, in O´Donnell. On Nov. 11, 1935, she married Scott Prather in Abernathy. He died in 1975.

A longtime area resident, she and her husband owned Mayfield Cafe from 1969 to 1973. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Joy Westmorland of Abernathy, Nita Terry of Washington, Okla., Theda Berg of Hale Center and Deanna Rhodes of Pantego, N.C.; a sister, Mildred Tannelhill of Abernathy; a brother, J.M. Redwine of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

A brother, Frank Redwine, died in January of 1999.

Pallbearers will be Steve Lee, James Terry, Jerry Terry, Barry Berg, Alan Rhodes and Jimmy Curry. 

The family suggests memorials to Hale Center Senior Citizens Association, P.O. Box 205, Hale Center, TX 79041.
 

Dorothy Shadden

HALE CENTER - Memorial services for Dorothy Mae Shadden, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plainview Memorial Park by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shadden died at 4:45 a.m., Monday, March 1, 1999, in Hospitality House in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Lubbock. She lived in the Cotton Center/Hale Center area until 1939 and lived in Lubbock from 1954 to 1973 when she returned to Hale Center.

She was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lubbock and had worked for Hester´s and for Caprock Business Forms, retiring in 1982. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hale Center.

On Nov. 11, 1939, she married Odell Shadden. He died May 26, 1987.

Survivors include a son, William O. “Bill” Shadden of Round Rock; three daughters, Dorothy Dell Layer of Vacaville, Calif., Patricia Mayer of Lubbock and Leesa Gail Cole of Dallas; two brothers, Donald Rawls of Princeton and Robert “Bobby” Rawls of Lubbock; five sisters, Ruby Coursey of Sulphur Springs, Wanda Adkins of Borger, Dodi McCoy of Hale Center, Modelle Thurman of San Angelo and Mozelle Austin of Austin; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Parkinson Research at Covenant Lakeside, 4102 24th St., Suite 501, Lubbock, TX 79410.
 

Maria Trinidad Valles

Funeral Mass for Maria Trinidad Valles, 75, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Cavillo, Bartley and Silva Funeral Home.

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

Mrs. Valles died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Matamoros, Mexico. On Dec. 17, 1945, she married Jose Valles in Rio Grande.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Johnny Jo, Eligio and Hector Valles, all of Plainview; two daughters, Carmen Perez of Plainview and Rosa Linda Aguirre of Mead, Kan.; and 19 grandchildren.
 

Royce Williams

Graveside services for Royce Williams, 75, will be at 2 p.m. today in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. J. Dean McNamara, chaplain for VistaCare Family Hospice, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in Integrated Health Services.

He was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Monroe, Okla. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

He married Wilma Hunter in Roswell, N.M. She died April 6, 1976.

Survivors include three stepdaughters, Catherine Williams of Plainview, Faye Klepac of Tampa, Fla., and T.J. Tyson of Meigs, Ga.; one stepson, Raymond Phillips of Marysville, Calif.; a brother, Eugene Williams of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Mary Lou Stephanson of Noel, Mo., and Yvonne Barber of Las Vegas, N.M.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


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