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Grace H. Grundy

FLOYDADA -- Funeral services for Grace H. Grundy, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Grundy died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.

She was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Floyd County. She attended schools in Lakeview and graduated from Floydada High School. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Floydada.

She was a member of Spirit of Sharing, Rebekah Lodge, Floydada Senior Citizens and Calvary Baptist Church.

She married J.B. Grundy. He died Jan. 30, 1978.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Coy and Donna Grundy of Floydada; a daughter and son-in-law, Juandell and Bob Giles of Spur; a brother, H.H. Hodges of La Mesa, Calif.; a sister, Jessie Lee Odom of Freemont, Calif.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Floydada Senior Citizens, 301 E. Georgia, Floydada, TX 79235.

Roberto Luna Juarez

CHILDRESS -Graveside services for Roberto Luna Juarez, 41, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Childress Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Boylan officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Juarez died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000.

He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and was a farmer.

Survivors include four daughters, Percillia Juarez, Veronica Juarez, Yolanda Patricia Juarez and Lindsey Juarez, all of Childress; his parents, Manuel Perez and Juanita Juarez of Childress; three brothers, Alex Juarez of Plainview and Oscar Juarez and Victor Juarez, both of Childress; four sisters, Alma Rojo of Garden City, Kan., Olga Juarez of Arizona, Esmeralda Longoria of Plainview and Marie Easley of Childress; and one grandchild.

Gage Gonzalez
Gaston Gonzalez

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Gage and Gaston Gonzalez, twin infant sons of Tommy and Sandy Gonzalez, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Resthaven Memorial Park with Ann Allison, chaplain of Covenant Medical Center-Lakeside, Bob Cass, Mark Adams, Randy Neugebauer and a grandmother, Mary Ann Garcia, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Home.

The twins were born Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center-Lakeside and died the same day.

Survivors include their parents; grandparents Raul and Hortencia Gonzalez of Lubbock and Ruben and Mary Ann Garcia of Abernathy; and great-grandparents, Delphine and Frances Ruiz.

The family suggests memorials to the Children´s Miracle Network.

Florence E. Griffin

Graveside services for Florence E. Griffin, 92, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lexington Memorial Cemetery in Lexington, Texas with the Rev. David L. White, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Lexington, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Griffin died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Jan. 18, 1908, in Lexington where she grew up and attended schools. She attended Blynn College in Brenham and lived in and around the San Antonio area for several years.

She was a member of the Lexington First United Methodist Church.

On Sept. 14, 1933, she married Lester Griffin in Walters, Okla. He died June 15, 1989.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Jean and Sam Cowan of Plainview; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Franklin Griffin of San Antonio and Thomas Charles and Carolyn Griffin of Dawson; a brother and sister-in-law, Franklin and Genevieve Raschke of San Antonio; five grandchildren, Gayle Lynn Griffin of San Antonio, Donna Jean Rowe of Nashville, Tenn., David Randall Cowan of Whitewright, William Robert Griffin of Dallas and Terrie Denise Russell of Fort Worth; and four great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Doleta Boyce

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Dorothy Doleta Seay Boyce, 94, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with F.W. Scott, an elder at Primitive Baptist Church in Tulia, and the Rev. Randy Mullin, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Boyce died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in IHS Heritage Home in Plainview.

She was born July 17, 1906, in Coryell County, the daughter of the late Riley and Loretta Seay. She moved with her parents to Briscoe County in 1908 and attended school in Francis and Rock Creek.

On Nov. 6, 1921, she married George Harold Boyce in Silverton and they farmed in Briscoe County until moving to the San Louis Valley in Colorado in 1938 where they raised potatoes and alfalfa. They moved to Silverton in 1972. He died on March 9, 1979.

In May of 1999 she moved to IHS Heritage Home in Plainview.

She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church in Tulia and enjoyed the church music and attending association meetings in Cone.

Survivors include three sons, Alvie Boyce of Crestone, Colo., Harvey Carroll Boyce of Lubbock and Harold Wayne Boyce of El Paso; two daughters, Lottie Garrison of Silverton and Joy Bornschein of Anchorage, Alaska; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Lilly Leona Boyce, died in 1931.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Ollie Conditt

HEREFORD - Graveside services for Ollie Conditt, 91, were at 11 a.m. today in Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Parkside Chapel Funeral Home.

Ms. Conditt died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in West Gate Nursing Center.

She was born Ollie Brewer on May 9, 1909, in Archer City. She was a retired bookkeeper for Wards. She attended the Baptist Church in Oklahoma.

Survivors include a son, Robert Fish of Hereford; three daughters, Yvonne Cargill of Plainview, Pearl Adams of Sherman and Patsy Traylor of Hereford; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Irene Cox, died in 1977.

The family suggests memorials to Kings Manor Nursing Home.

Dale C. McEachern

Funeral services for Dale Clayton McEachern, 55, of Flagstaff, Ariz., will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. McEachern died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in Flagstaff.

He was born March 21, 1945, in Los Angeles, Calif. He grew up in the Halfway community and graduated from Plainview High School and Texas Tech, where he received a degree in accounting.

He moved to Kansas City and worked as a commercial insurance auditor. He returned to the family farm in Halfway in 1969 and in 1976 began working for the Federal Land Bank. In 1984 he went to work for Mac Tools as a distributor and later became a district manager. He moved to Flagstaff in 1990 and worked as a diesel mechanic.

On Jan. 27, 1964, he married Janet Magee in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Denise Hall of Flagstaff; one son, Clayton McEachern of Flagstaff; one brother, Ken McEachern of Lubbock; one sister, Linda Cranmer of Plainview; two grandchildren, Katy and Justin Hall of Flagstaff; and his mother, Nell McEachern of Plainview.

Jose M. Garza

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Jose M. Garza, 78, of Amarillo, former Silverton resident, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Garza died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000.
 

Burl Lansdon

Funeral services for Burl Lansdon, 72, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Lansdon died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

Ruby P. Prater

GUYMON, Okla. - Funeral services for Ruby P. Prater, 81, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Victory Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ryan Prater, youth minister of Pioneer Baptist Church in Abilene, officiating.

Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery by Henson-Novak Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Prater died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000.

She was born in McComb. She lived in Phillips Sherhan Plant south of Guymon before moving to Guymon in 1963.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a caregiver and did nursing at Dunaway Manor and Memorial Hospital.

In 1936, she married G.T. Prater in Hominy. He died in 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Lee Bozarth of San Angelo; three sons, Donald Ray “Donnie” Prater of Tulia and Leslie Guy and Sammy Dean Prater, both of Guymon; a sister, Thelma Prater of Guymon; two brothers, Vic Robinett and Bob Robinett of Guymon; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Two sons, Johnny Thomas Prater and Tommy Joe Prater, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church Bus Fund c/o the church or the funeral home, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.

Liddie Hill

EARTH - Funeral services for Liddie Hill, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bohner Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Mullins officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by McCarty Funeral Home of Littlefield.

Mrs. Hill died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 30, 1924, in Carthage and married Joe Hill in 1949 in Muleshoe. She had lived in Earth for 54 years and was a homemaker and member of Bohner Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Ray Charles, Eddie Ray and Joe Jr., all of Lubbock; and three sisters, Tressie Mae Averyhart of Garland, Lurlene Allen of Olton and Imajean Cooper of Lubbock.

A son is deceased.
 

Tomas Martinez

Funeral services for Tomas “Tommy” Martinez, 54, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home. 

Mr. Martinez died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000.
 

Jerry Lynn Morris

Funeral services for Jerry Lynn Morris, 66, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with James Jones officiating.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens in Amarillo by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Morris died at 1:02 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born May 29, 1934, in South Plains and attended schools in Roswell, N.M., Decatur and Hereford. He moved to Plainview in 1970 and was an independent truck driver, working for Andy Taylor Trucking and Steere Tank Lines. He was a Baptist. He married Dolores Tisdale on May 29, 1953, in Clovis, N.M.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Linda Wheeler of Vega and Cathy Dougherty of Plainview; one son, Charlie Morris of Lake City, Fla., 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Lucille Barnes

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Lucille Barnes, 74, will be at 3 p.m. today in Floydada Cemetery with the Rev. J. Dean McNamara, chaplain of VistaCare Family Hospice in Plainview, officiating.

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

Mrs. Barnes died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born Sept. 22, 1925, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late John William and Laura Brown Graham. She attended schools in Hillcrest and Fairview. She retired as a beauty operator in 1997 and moved from Longview to Floydada. She was a Baptist.

On April 5, 1951, she married Wilford Barnes in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband; two brothers, Wendell Graham of Floydada and Morris Graham of Lake Brownwood; and three sisters, Dolly Emert, Irene Boutwell and Carmen Starkey, all of Floydada.

O.C. Campbell

KRESS - Funeral services for O.C. Campbell, 86, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Johnnie Williams, retired Methodist minister from Lubbock, officiating.

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

Mr. Campbell died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview.

He was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Atoka County, Okla., one of nine children of Winston Otis and Carabelle Campbell. He moved with his parents to Arizona in 1928 and to Texas in 1931. He was farmer and rancher and in 1950, with the help of two brothers, developed what is now the O.C. Campbell Ranch at Roaring Springs. He later bought a farm west of Kress and moved his family to Swisher County.

He was active in the Kress community, serving as president of the Kress School Board, was Sunday school superintendent of Kress First United Methodist Church, and a member of the Masonic order.

On March 22, 1940, he married Faye Turner. She died in 1982.

Survivors include three sons, Gene Campbell of Leigh Acres, Fla., Jerry Campbell of Pasadena, Calif., and James Campbell of Hart; a daughter, Molly Box of Abilene; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

One child and three grandchildren are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, Kress, TX 79052.

Wayne "Sonny" Cookston

Funeral services for Wayne “Sonny” Cookston, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Dr. Phillip Jones, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating, assisted by Chris Craig, chaplain for VistaCare Family Hospice.

Burial will be Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Cookston died at 3:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, in IHS Heritage Home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1930 in Erick, Okla. and served in the U.S. Army and Air Force from 1948-59. He live din Ewa Beach, Hawaii, for 36 years and owned and operated a restaurant. He moved to Plainview in 1986 and worked in a variety of jobs.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of Scottish Rite, Shrine, Elks and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He married Mary Ann Ploch on Jan. 5, 1990, in Tulia.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Jackie Krepps of Culpepper, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Rozlyn Cookston of Plainview; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dorotha Richardson, Gladys and Howard Shook and Lavern and Rusty Abbott, all of Plainview; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A stepson, Paul Hyslope, is deceased.

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

Celedonio Castillo

Graveside services for Celedonio Castillo, 79, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parklawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Pappias Castillo of Lubbock officiating.

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

Mr. Castillo died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born March 3, 1921, in Menard, TX. 

He married Leonor Sanchez on June 22, 1946, in Lubbock.

Survivors are his wife; and a son, Celedonio Castillo Jr. of Plainview. 

Freddie Davila Jr.

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Freddie “Nano” Davila Jr., 26, of Ralls, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Flint Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Mario Davila officiating.

Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park by Calvillo Funeral Home.

Mr. Davila died Sept. 2, 2000, in Ralls.

He was born July 21, 1974, in Lubbock. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his parents, Fred Davila Sr., of Lubbock and Erica Benitez of Ralls; three sisters, Josila Davila of Floydada, Jeniffer Davila of Ralls and Rosanna Davila of Lubbock; two brothers, Mark Anthony and Donte Roblero, both of Ralls; and his grandparents, Senevio and Guadalupe Davila and Oralia Gayton, all of Lubbock.

Willie B. Eakin

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Willie B. Eakin, 97, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Floydada Cemetery with the Rev. Les Reed officiating.

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

Mr. Eakin died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Floydada Rehabilitation & Care Center.

He was born Aug. 26, 1903, in Chilton, the son of the late Robert Monroe and Nancy Bridwell Eakin. He grew up in Chilton and graduated from Chilton High School and from a business college in Waco. He moved to Floyd County in 1925.

He was a farmer and cattle buyer and retired in 1995. He was a Methodist and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

On Aug. 9, 1926, he married Mary Alice Montgomery in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Bettye Chowning of Floydada; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, including Tammy McLaughlin of Petersburg; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Todd Fincher, two brothers, Clarence Eakin and Durwood Eakin, and two sisters, Bessie Hoyle and Vera Roan, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Virginia Arellano

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Virginia Arellano, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Templo Getsemani Assembly of God with the Rev. Alejandro Ruiz officiating.

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

Prayer services will be from 7-8 p.m. today in the same church.

Mrs. Arellano died Monday, March 13, 2000, in Floydada Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born Feb. 14, 1925, in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Faustino and Juanita Salazar Perez. She moved to Lockney from Mathis and then to Floydada in 1960.

She was a homemaker and a member of Templo Getsemani Assembly of God Church.

On Nov. 16, 1955, she married Carlos B. Arellano Sr. in Vernon.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Manuel Rodriquez of Plainview, Carlos Arellano Jr., of Victoria, and Adam Arellano of Floydada; three daughters, Anita R. Salas and Selia Arellano, both of Wyoming, Mich., and Ofilia Arellano of Floydada; six brothers, Jose Perez of Lockney, Martin Perez of Byron, Mich., Raymond Perez of Wachula, Fla., and Alejandro Perez, Leon Perez, and David Perez, all of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters, Geneva Mendez of Grand Rapid, Mich., and Mary Contreras of Bradenton, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The body will be at Templo Getsemani Assembly of God until service time.

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

James Coleman

Funeral services for James Arthur Coleman, 71, of Oklahoma City, Okla., former Plainview resident, are pending with Temple & Sons Funeral Directors in Oklahoma City. Services will be in Plainview with local arrangements by Bartley-Silva Funeral Directors.

Mr. Coleman died Saturday, March 11, 2000, in Integrated Specialty Hospital in Midwest City, Okla.

Visitation will be all day Thursday at Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel.

James Bridge

LUBBOCK - Memorial services for James A. “Jim” Bridge, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul´s of the Plains Church with the Rev. Herb Tavenner officiating.

Mr. Bridge died Monday, March 6, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Dickens County. He served in the signal corps in New Guinea and Australia during World War II and was sheriff of Dickens County for four years. He worked for the Texas Employment Commission until retiring in 1981.

On May 10, 1941, he married Nell Morgan in El Paso.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jamie Nell Ellis of Austin; two brothers, Dumont Bridge of Plainview and W.J. “Bink” Bridge of Afton; a sister, Nellie Mills of Lubbock; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Wade K. Reddell

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Wade K. Reddell, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. F.M. Byford, pastor of Paramount Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home.

Mr. Reddell died Monday, March 6, 2000, in an Amarillo nursing home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Taylor County, the son of the late Edgar and Ollie Reddell. He grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1936. He moved to Alaska and later ranched in Oregon. He moved back to Texas and farmed in Moore County.

On June 1, 1940, he married Frances Mozelle Sweatt of Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; four children, Judith Reddell Dodson of Fort Worth, Jim Reddell of San Antonio, Bill Reddell of Flower Mound, and Jan Reddell Hulsey of Amarillo; a sister, Ruby Vass of El Paso; a brother, Robert N. Reddell of San Francisco, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

One grandchild is deceased.
 

Gilbert Garza

LORENZO - Funeral Mass for Gilbert Garza, 64, of Petersburg, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in San Lorenzo Catholic Church with the Rev. Roland Buxkemper officiating.

Burial will be in the Petersburg Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Garza died Sunday, March 26, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born May 26, 1935, in Starr County. He moved to Petersburg from Springlake in 1977. He was a farmer.

On Sept. 12, 1982, he married Josefa Reyes in Petersburg.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Juan S. Garza of Ralls and Gilberto Garza Jr., of Petersburg; two daughters, Maria T. Garza and Guadalupe Garza, both of Petersburg; a brother, Ernest Garza of Hanford, Calif.; three sisters, Estella Cantu and Rafaela Garza, both of Hanford, Calif., and Litty Garza of Brownfield; and five grandchildren.

Lavesta Hyman

OLTON - Funeral services for Lavesta Hyman, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, and Rick Harper, minister of Main Street Church of Christ, officiating.

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

Mrs. Hyman died at 9:06 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000, in Baptist Saint Anthony´s Hospital in Amarillo.

She was born Aug. 4, 1915, in Martha, Okla. She moved from Martha to the Olton area in 1929. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

On May 23, 1933, she married Elbert Hyman in Clovis, N.M. He died in 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Lewis Hyman and Leo Hyman, both of Amarillo; a daughter, Martha Bearden of Olton; a sister, Margie Sampler of Austin; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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


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