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Cecilia Cortez

FLOYDADA -- Funeral Mass for Cecilia Luna Cortez, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary Magdelen Catholic Church with the Rev. John Ohlig officiating. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

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

Mrs. Cortez died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in Floydada.

She was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Hondo. She moved to Floydada in 1957. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Magdelen Catholic Church.

On June 10, 1941, she married Marcelino G. Cortez in Hondo. He died Sept. 3, 1995.

Survivors include four sons, Alex and Ernest Cortez, both of Lubbock, Mario Cortez of Ralls and Roy Cortez of Indiana; six daughters, Eve Ochoa and Gloria Mendoza, both of Floydada, Linda Castro of Monte Vista, Colo., Odelia Carrera of San Antonio, Yolanda Vega of Plainview and Janie Gonzales of Clewiston, Fla.; a brother, Precentacion Luna of Floydada; a sister, Refujia Armendariz of Crystal City; 28 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

"Gomer" Height

Funeral services for Ira “Gomer” Height, 61, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jack Stone, pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Muleshoe and the Rev. Randy Lawson, pastor of the Church of God, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Height died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, at his residence.

He was born March 23, 1939, in Dimmitt. He grew up in Dimmitt and Hart and moved to Tulia in 1964. He moved to Plainview in 1993 and worked for Excel for 25 years.

He was a member of the Church of God.

He married Winnie Ruth Mansell on Sept. 9, 1964. She died Aug. 25, 1992. On Nov. 8, 1993, he married Helen Hastey in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Nancy Hurt of Tulia, Gail Hughes of Chandler, Okla., and Jana Elledge of Plainview; four sons, Louigi Dion Height of Alabama, Robert Darrell Mason of Houston, Mikel Don Mason of Florida and Lyndell Hastey of Plainview; a brother, Lonnie Jack Height of Arizona; a sister, Bertha Fern Park of Las Vegas, N.M.; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Charlene Bradley
HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Charlene Bradley, 68, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Larry Watts, pastor of Freedom Worship in Freeport, officiating.

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

Mrs. Bradley died at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born June 6, 1931, in Jones County. She grew up in the Stanford area and in 1943 she moved to the Lorenzo/Ralls area. She moved to Hale Center in 1948 and worked as a nurse´s aide for Central Plains Hospital in Plainview for three years.

She was a charter member of First Assembly of God Church in Abernathy and attended Southside Assembly of God in Plainview.

On Nov. 6, 1981, she married Walter Bradley in Floydada.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Gracie and Paul Brown of Plainview, Peggy and Charles Lankford of Lubbock and Betty Harcrow of Austin; five brothers, Elmer Watts, Orvan Watts and Harmon Watts, all of Mineral Wells, Delton Watts of Durant, Okla., and Larry Watts of Freeport; one sister, Pearl Grigsby of Point; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Genoveva Garcia

ABERNATHY - Funeral Mass for Genoveva Esparza Garcia, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Isidore Catholic Church with the Rev. Louis Dussan, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock by Guajardo Funeral Chapels of Lubbock.

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

Mrs. Garcia died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in University Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 3, 1925, in Rosebud. She moved to Abernathy in 1981 and was a homemaker and member of St. Isidore Catholic Church.

On March 17, 1945, she married Ynez Garcia in Cameron.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Johnny E. Garcia of Abernathy; two daughters, Rosa Palacios and Kathy Walls, both of Abernathy; a brother, Joe Esparza of Oklahoma; four grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Reginald Landrum

Memorial services for Reginald W. Landrum, 97, will be 11 a.m. Friday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Jones, pastor, officiating.

Cremation arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Lockney.

Mr. Landrum died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in IHS.

He was born Sept. 2, 1902, in Waco. He moved to Lockney where he attended schools and Lippert´s Business College in Plainview. He retired as a carpenter in 1988 and moved to Plainview. He was a Baptist.

On June 12, 1928, he married Ada Fay Race in Tulia.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sandra Thompson of Plainview; two sons, Murriel Ray Landrum and Floyd Dennis Landrum, both of Little Rock, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Lorene H. Fulbright

PARIS, Texas - Funeral services for Lorene Hicks Fulbright, 55, of Fort Worth, former Plainview resident, were at 2 p.m. April 28 in Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel in Paris with her brother-in-law, the Rev. Norman Jones of Plainview, officiating.

Burial was in Pyle Cemetery, north of Paris near Direct.

Mrs. Fulbright died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital.

She was born July 29, 1944, in Seagraves. She moved to Cotton Center in 1958 and attended schools. She later lived in Plainview and worked as a hair dresser before moving to Fort Worth.

She was of the United Pentecostal faith.

In 1993, she married John Fulbright in Fort Worth.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Wesley Mitchell of Arlington and Greg Mitchell of Fort Worth; her mother, Mary O´Neata Hicks of Levelland; five brothers, O´Neal Hicks of Seminole, Wayne Hicks of Pittsburg, Jimmy Hicks of El Paso, Robert Hicks of Palestine and Billy Hicks of Wichita Falls; three sisters, Charlene Jones of Plainview, Martha Sellers of Denver City and Sue Carr of Levelland; two stepdaughters, Gayla Fulbright of Fort Worth and Bonnie Hill of Arlington; a stepson, Howard Fulbright of Boyd; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Her father, Charlie L. Hicks, is deceased.

Rodolfo R. Natera

MADISON, Wisc. - Memorial services for Rodolfo R. Natera, 65, were held April 27 in Schroeder-Cress Funeral Home.

Mr. Natera died April 25, 2000, at his residence.

He was born March 12, 1935, in Taft, Texas. He had worked for the City of Madison Parks Department for 25 years, retiring in 1999.

Survivors include four sons, Rudy, Ramon, Reynaldo and Randy Natera, all of Madison; three daughters, Martha Vollmer, Magdalena Natera and Ramona Natera, all of Madison; his mother, Amada Natera of Madison; three sisters, Armandina Natera Nevares of Plainview, Adelmira Nanro of Loveland, Colo., and Marsela Domquez of Madison; five brothers, Raul Natera of Lodi, Calif., Ramiro Natera of Lubbock, Texas, Veto Natera of Muscatine, Iowa, Daniel Natera of Alamo, Texas and Eduardo Natera of Madison; and 16 grandchildren.

His father, Ramon Natera, died in 1998.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Hospice Care of Madison.

Louise Dallas

TULIA - Funeral services for Louise Dallas, 73, will be at 2 p.m. today in Sixth and Gaines Church of Christ with Dennis Conway and the Rev. Tommy Ewing officiating.

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

Mrs. Dallas died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Hospice Home Place in Tyler.

She was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Swisher County. She grew up in Dimmitt and graduated from Dimmitt High School. She moved to Tulia in 1946 and managed the snack bar at Tulia public schools.

She was a member of Sixth and Gaines Church of Christ.

On Nov. 17, 1945, she married Ershall Edwin Dallas in Temple. He died Oct. 31, 1979.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita Guhn of Flower Mound and Edwine Duboise of Mineola; a brother, Arlon Ewing of Dimmitt; two sisters, Hettie Story of Las Vegas, N.M., and Lois Waggoner of Dimmitt; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of East Texas, 3800 Paluxy Suite 560, Tyler, TX 75703, or to the Susan G. Koman Foundation in Dallas.
 

Yasmine Ann Filba

Funeral services for Yasmine Ann Filba, one-month-old daughter of Bobby and Yesenia Filba of Plainview, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors in Turkey.

The infant died Sunday, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.
 

Oren Simpson

PAMPA - Funeral services for Oren “Bud” Simpson, 85, were at 10 a.m. today in Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Lowry, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. Simpson died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000.

He was born in Marlow, Okla., and had worked as a mechanic. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where he was an honorary deacon, a Sunday school teacher and church treasurer.

In 1937, he married Imogene Robison in Memphis.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Bill Simpson of Arlington; two daughters, Margaret Inman of Pampa and Wanda Deering of Garland; a sister, Floy Graham of Floydada; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A grandson died in 1962.

Norman Naron

Funeral services for Norman Lee Naron, 56, of San Antonio, are pending with Raines-Seale Funeral Home in Ballinger.

Mr. Naron died in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday near Bronte.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; two daughters, Natalie and Jeannine; his parents, Ray and Sammy Naron of Plainview, and a brother, Wes Naron of Plainview.

Genevieve Veigel

HEREFORD - Funeral services for Geneive Veigel, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Tom Fuller, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in West Park Cemetery by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Veigel died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000.

She was born Genevieve Faith in Decatur. She grew up in Floyd and Hale counties and married Robert Veigel in 1933 in Plainview. He died in 1993. She moved to Deaf Smith County in 1935.

She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Bob W. Veigel of Hereford; a daughter, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Oswald of Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; a brother, Paul Faith of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A son, Don Veigel, died in 1959.

Icel June Gouldy Hazlett

AMARILLO - Graveside services for Icel June Gouldy Hazlett, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Palo Duro Cemetery in Wildorado with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Plainview, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Hazlett died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at her residence in San Bernardino, Calif.

She was born in Canadian where she grew up. She graduated from Canyon High School and attended Texas Women´s University. She moved to Amarillo in 1945 and worked as an LVN at Northwest Texas Hospital for several years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

In 1941 she married Eldon Gouldy at Alamogordo, N.M. He died in 1976. She married Calvin Hazlett in 1988 and moved to San Bernardino.

Survivors include her husband; one son and daughter-in-law, Eldon and Betty Gouldy Jr., of Plainview; two stepsons, Greg Hazlett and Steve Hazlett, both of California; one brother, Russell Lewis of Morgan City, La.; three grandchildren, Debra McElroy and Casey Gouldy, both of Plainview and Chris Gouldy of Denton; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors, 2615 Paramount Blvd.
 

Horace G. Hunter

QUITAQUE - Funeral services for Horace G. Hunter, 97, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church at Flomot with the Rev. Nathan Mulder, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Hunter died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, in Floydada.

He was born June 14, 1902, in Howard County, Ark. He moved to the Turkey area in 1923 and owned and operated a cotton gin in Flomot from 1961 to 1971 and managed the Quitaque Co-op Gin for 11 years. During that time he built a new gin and delinting plant.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Flomot and the Quitaque Masonic Lodge for 51 years.

On Nov. 12, 1919, he married Adeline Young in Howard County. She died Jan. 13, 1990.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Jimmie Hunter of Flomot; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.

Doyle Miller

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Doyle Bruce Miller, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McGuire and the Rev. Anthony Sisemore, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Miller died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Brashear, the son of the late John Gilbert and Maudie Modena Moorehead Miller. He attended schools in Divide and Miller Grove and graduated from high school in Sulfur Springs in 1943. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

In 1961, he moved to Petersburg and moved to Floydada in August of 1968. He had been a farmer and had managed a farm supply store in McCoy. He worked in sales at Russell Farm Equipment in Floydada, retiring in 1995.

He was a member of First Baptist Church where he had been a deacon since 1954.

On Feb. 18, 1949, he married Frances Sprague in Sulfur Springs.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Pam Miller of Plainview; two brothers, Harold Miller and Ray Miller, both of Sulphur Springs; and two granddaughters, Christa Miller and Meredith Miller.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-7:30 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to the Floydada Ministerial Alliance - Light The Cross Project, c/o American State Bank, 217 W. California, Floydada, TX 79235.
 

Helen Locke

OLTON - Funeral services for Helen Locke, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Main Street Church of Christ with Rick Harper, minister, officiating.

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

Ms. Locke died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, in Runningwater Draw Care Center.

She was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Hollis, Okla. She moved to Olton in 1930 and did clerical work. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ, Olton Study Club, Senior Citizens, Art Guild and Garden Club.

Survivors include a sister, Mardena Ogletree of Lubbock; two nieces and one nephew.

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

Ruth Perry

AUSTIN - Graveside services for Ruth Perry, 91, were at 11 a.m. Friday in Cook-Walden/Capital Parks with the Rev. Don Long officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Cook-Walden Funeral Home.

Mrs. Perry died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000.

She had lived in Austin for 45 years and was a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church. She retired from Southwestern Bell as a Pioneer of America. In her later years, she attended the University of Texas and studied geography and helped raise her grandchildren.

Her husband, Joe H. Perry, and a son, Josef Perry, are deceased.

Survivors include her daughter, Ilene Perry of Austin; and grandchildren, Jennifer Lea-Johnson and Thomas Lea; and great-grandchildren, Katelyn Lea and Tommy Lea, all of Austin; a brother, James Landtroop of Plainview; and two sisters, Jewel Henderson of Bethany, Okla., and Esther Graham of Olton.

Collins Walker

LOCKNEY - Graveside services for Collins Walker, 94, of Ruidoso, N.M., were at 11 a.m. today in Lockney Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Byard, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Walker died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 11, 1905, in Milam County. He attended schools in Peacock and graduated from Peacock High School in Stonewall County. He moved from Lockney to Hobbs, N.M., to Lordsburg, N.M., and then to Ruidoso in 1983. He was a retired farmer and rancher.

On Nov. 23, 1932, he married Edna Bilberry in Hollis, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Martha Chavez of Ruidoso; a sister, Armine Tarpley of Lockney; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rowland Bruce

CHILDRESS - Funeral services for Rowland Bruce, 94, father of Fraulein Green of Plainview, are pending with Johnson Funeral Home.

Mr. Bruce died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Irving.

M.P. "Pat" Kimbrew

Graveside services for M.P. “Pat” Kimbrew, 87, of Wimberley, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. Dean McNamara, chaplain of VistaCare Family Hospice, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Kimbrew died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Deer Creek Nursing Center.

He was born Oct. 26, 1912, in Wills Point. He grew up in Oklaunion where he graduated from high school. He attended North Texas State Teachers College and received a degree in accounting. He taught business at Burkburnett and in 1947 moved to Plainview. He worked for Cloverlake Dairy for 27 years and for Plains Federal Credit Union for six years.

He was an elder at First Christian Church.

On May 30, 1937, he married Mary Baldwin in Vernon. She died June 20, 1975.

Survivors include one son, John Kimbrew of Austin; and a sister, Leta Mae Whitfield of Amarillo.

Edia Larue Murray

KRESS - Private graveside services for Edia Larue Murray, 82, will be in the Kress Cemetery with Jack McCall, minister of Kress Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mrs. Murray died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Lamesa.

She was born Edia Larue McInroe in Liberty Valley, Erath County, on March 27, 1918, where she attended school. She was the daughter of the late Hugh and Edia McInroe.

On Nov. 1, 1937, she married William Dean Murray in Stephenville. They moved to Kress in August of 1963 and she had worked for the Kress Chronicle. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Kress Church of Christ.

Mr. Murray died Nov. 20, 1988.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Camilla Ann and Andy Bratcher of Lamesa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Dean and Brenda Murray of Victoria and John C. and Landa Murray of Kress; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Kress Cemetery or to The Children´s Home of Lubbock.

Melva Flaniken

LAMES - Graveside services for Melva Flaniken, 82, of Edmond, Okla., will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Lamesa Memorial Park with the Rev. Gerald Parsons, pastor of Sunset Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Branon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Flaniken died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in Edmond.

She was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Wichita Falls and was a homemaker and a Methodist. She moved to Oklahoma from Lamesa in 1993.

On Sept. 26, 1940, she married Fred Flaniken in Lamesa. He died April 30, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Bob Sam Flaniken and Ken Flaniken, both of Edmond; two sisters, Glee Little of Lubbock and Jane Mahaney of Tulia; and a grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

W.J. Lumpkins

HAPPY - Funeral services for W.J. Lumpkins, 90, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Brooks Funeral Directors Chapel with Monsignor B.A. Erpen officiating.

Burial will be in the Happy Cemetery.

Mr. Lumpkins died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born in Paducah. He served with the U.S. Navy. He was a longtime resident of Happy and had worked as a custom harvester. He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church.

In 1945, he married Anna C. Burgett in Gallup, N.M. She died in 1994.

Survivors include four daughters, Lola Jo Stevens of Amarillo, Alice Murray of San Diego, Beatrice Cannon of Las Vegas and Celia Wren of Spokane, Wash.; two sons, Charles W. Lumpkins of Tulia and W.J. Lumpkins Jr. of San Diego; two sisters, Louise Hancock of Canyon and Evelyn Johnson of New Port Richey, Fla.; two brothers, Wayland Lumpkins and Wallace Lumpkins, both of Tulia; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Leatha Smith

LITTLEFIELD - Graveside services for Leatha Smith, 91, of Olton, were at 10 a.m. today in Littlefield Memorial Park with Gary Skaggs of Muleshoe and the Rev. Randy Tucker, pastor of Richland Hills Baptist Church in Muleshoe, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home of Muleshoe.

Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in Running Water Draw Care Center in Olton.

She was born Jan. 25, 1909, in Childress. She moved to Olton in in 1995 from Gainesville. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and had been a school teacher.

On Dec. 21, 1935, she married L.A. Smith in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Allison of Gainesville and Hellen Adrian of Muleshoe; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

James Coleman

Funeral services for James Arthur Coleman, 71, of Oklahoma City, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Friday in New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Jennings, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Temple & Sons Funeral Directors in Oklahoma City. Local arrangements are by Bartley-Silva Funeral Directors.

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

He was born June 13, 1928, in Decatur, the son of the late Ed and Maude Coleman. He moved to Plainview in 1950 and worked for Green Machinery for 15 years. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1985.

On Sept. 13, 1946, he married Williemae Johnson. She is died in 1991.

Survivors include seven sons, Ralph L. Coleman, Dwayne Coleman and James Coleman Jr., all of Plainview, Clark Edward Coleman of Denton, Jimmy Lee Coleman of Dumas, Royce Coleman of Arizona, and Timothy Coleman of Oklahoma; four daughters, Shirley Coleman Crear, Priscilla Hill and Pamela Savoid, all of Oklahoma and Marcia M. Walker of Ezell; one brother, Carl Coleman of Plainview; one sister, Helen Carter of Oklahoma; 28 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is today at Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel.

Grace Culpepper

Memorial services for Grace Aline Culpepper, 79, will be March 27 in the chapel at Prairie House Living Center.

Arrangements are by Bartley-Silva Funeral Directors.

Her body was donated to the Texas Tech Medical School.

Mrs. Culpepper died Monday, March 13, 2000, in Integrated Health Services in Plainview.

She was born April 13, 1920, in Perryton. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include a sister, Ruby Lee Casteel of Kress; a brother, H.T. Price of Kansas; and a niece, Dovie Gilleland of Plainview.

A son, Don Culpepper, two sisters, Mrs. Lee Young and Faye Starr and a brother, Pulan Price, are deceased.

J.O. Wheeler

HALE CENTER - Graveside services for J.O. Wheeler, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Hale Center Cemetery with the Rev. J. Dean McNamara and Jack McClung, Hospice chaplains, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Wheeler died at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview.

He was born April 28, 1916, in Wingate and moved to Hale Center in 1955 from Plainview. He had owned and operated a TV sales and repair shop until retiring in the late 1970s. He was a former member of Hale Center City Council and a member of First United Methodist Church in Hale Center.

On Nov. 6, 1935, he married Estelle Ballew in Abilene.

Survivors include his wife of Plainview; two sons, Lanny Wheeler of Gunnison, Colo., and Larry Wheeler of Lubbock; two daughters, Ann Wheeler of Plainview and Vicky McKinney of Hale Center; a sister, Betty Thomason of Winters; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

a daughter, June Wheeler, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Prairie House Living Center, VistaCare Family Hospice or to the Parkinson Foundation.


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