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Francis Jean Hedrick

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Francis Jean Hedrick, 67, of Flower Mound, former Amarillo resident, were at 10 a.m. today in Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors Chapel with Dr. Paul Richardson of Rockwell Road Baptist Church officiating.

Graveside services were in Memory Gardens Cemetery with Dr. Bob Smith of Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington officiating.

Mrs. Hedrick died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, in Flower Mound.

She was born in Whitesboro. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Don Hedrick, died in 1996.

Survivors include three sons, Glenn Hedrick of Flower Mound, Larry Hedrick of Amarillo and Gary Hedrick of Lubbock; a daughter, Donna Fugate of Arlington; four brothers, J.L. Sanders of Marlow, Okla., Eddie Sanders and Eldon Sanders, both of Levelland, and James Sanders of Tulia; four sisters, Billie Barfield and Marie Fincher, both of Amarillo, Pauline Hoyler of Dimmitt and Jessie Orr of Tulia; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Robert D. Richards

MANNFORD, Okla. - Funeral services for Robert D. “Bob” Richards, 54, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church the Rev. James Beck officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery by Mannford Funeral Home.

Mr. Richards died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 8, 1946, in Antioch, Calif. He was assistant city manager at Jenks, Okla., and a member of the Lions Club.

On Nov. 23, 1967, he and his wife, Betty, married in Littlefield, Texas.

Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Bryan and Amanda Richards of Miami, Okla.; a daughter and her husband, Carol and Dewayne Greer of Sand Springs, Okla.; his parents, Buck and Jewel Richards of Mannford; a brother, Glenn Richards of Sand Springs; and two grandchildren.

Tommie Simpson

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Cora D. “Tommie” Simpson, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Sisemore officiating.

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

Mrs. Simpson died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.

She was born Jan. 31, 1908, in Logansville, Ga. She attended high school in Wapanucka, Okla,. and moved to Texas in 1911. She moved to Floydada from Pettit in the 1940s. She was a homemaker and had worked in sales at Arwine´s Drug until retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and First Baptist Church.

On June 14, 1941, she married Frank Pierce Simpson in Cleburne. He died in 1956.

Survivors include nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Josefina Reyes

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Josefina Reyes, 78, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Harvest Tabernacle Church with Jesus Garza officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Reyes died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Karnes City. She moved from Runge to Lubbock in 1947 and was a homemaker. She was a member of El Rey Ya Viene Church.

On June 14, 1937, she married Demetrio Reyes in Karnes City.

Survivors include her husband; eight sons, Fidencio, Cruz, Rudy and Elias Reyes, all of Lubbock, Lupe Reyes of Levelland, Resendo Reyes of Lorenzo and Felix and Frank Reyes, both of Petersburg; nine daughters, Eva Hernandez, Elouisa Tamez, Sofia Beltran, Nellie Reyes, Amy Morrin and Gloria Reyes, all of Lubbock, Gracie Reyes of Floydada, Benita Garcia of Petersburg and Ofelia Miranda of Lorenzo; two brothers, Teodoro Garcia of Lubbock and Pedro Garcia of Ralls; two sisters, Rosa Ramirez of Shallowater and Adelfa Trevino of Petersburg; 76 grandchildren; 135 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Nasario, died in 1955.

The family suggests memorials to Harvest Tabernacle Church, 302 40th St., Lubbock, TX 79404.

Family members will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the church.
 

Leon Wofford

LOCKNEY - Graveside services for Leon Wofford, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lockney Cemetery with Russell Harris, minister of Main Street Church of Christ, and Bill Sherman officiating.

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

Mr. Wofford died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, in Lockney Health and Rehab Center.

He was born July 18, 1911, in Lockney, the son of the late Luther and Mamie Smith Wofford. He graduated from Lockney High School.

He owned Lockney Lumber & Supply Yard until retiring in 1976. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Lions Club, Rotary Club, and various other community organizations. He was a lifelong resident of Lockney and a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

On Dec. 19, 1938, he married Florene Miller in Louisiana. She died May 5, 2000.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Wofford of Lockney; a daughter, Sara Ruth Stowe of Georgia; a brother, B.J. Wofford of Lockney; three sisters, Una Faye Whitfill of Silverton, Gwen McPherson of Midland and Wynonna Allison of Plainview; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Loyd Wofford and Charles Wofford, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Main Street Church of Christ, 501 S. Main, Lockney, TX 79241.

Wilma "Jean" Browning

HOOKER, Okla. - Funeral services for Wilma “Jean” Browning, 72, were at 10:30 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with Ron Mimms officiating.

Burial was in Hooker Cemetery by Roberts Brothers Funeral home.

Mrs. Browning died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Guymon.

She was born near Guymon and received her early schooling in Cherokee City, Ark. In 1940, she moved with her family to Guymon. She graduated from Guymon High School and later from Amarillo Business School. She worked as a secretary at a corn company in Chicago. She also lived in Hugoton, Kan., and in 1977 moved to Hooker.

She was a charter member of Straight Christian Church and also of First Baptist Church.

In 1971, she married Dean Browning in Clayton, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, George Michael Browning of Dawn, Texas and John Browning of Poolville, Texas; two daughters, Linda Browning of Tulia, Texas and Deana Duke of Arnet; two brothers, Gerald Sturdivan of Guymon and Walter Sturdivan of Stockton, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Kleffman of Guymon; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Needy Children´s Fund at First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

Gladys Pierce

MULESHOE - Funeral services for Gladys Pierce, 89, will be at 2 p.m. today in Sixteenth and Avenue D Church of Christ with Curtis Shelburne officiating.

Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pierce died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, in Muleshoe Area Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 5, 1911, in Quail. She moved to the Muleshoe area in 1931 from Littlefield and operated a day care center for several years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sixteenth and Avenue D Church of Christ.

On May 31, 1931, she married Haskell Pierce in Clovis, N.M. He died April 14, 1984.

Survivors include six sons, Bill Pierce of Snohomish, Ore., Sam Pierce of Rogue River, Ore., Tony Pierce of Ashland, Ore., Dick Pierce of Rocida, N.M., Neal Pierce of Fayetteville, N.C., and Gerry Pierce of Muleshoe; three daughters, Patsy Hughes of Lubbock, Betty Blair of Noble, Okla., and Cherry Estep of Henrietta; two sisters, Bernice Gregg of Plainview and Belle Fryar of Corinth, Vt.; 33 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

A son, Mick Pierce, died in 1999.

Ed Austin Glenn

Graveside services for Ed Austin Glenn, 96, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Muleshoe Memorial Park with Dr. Stacy Conner, pastor of First Baptist Church in Muleshoe, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Glenn died at 7:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

He was born Dec. 16, 1903, in Wilbarger County. He farmed for 60 years, 40 of those near Muleshoe. He was a member of Longview Baptist Church for 40 years where he taught Sunday school and was a deacon.

On Dec. 23, 1928, he married Mildred Ray McDowell in Canyon. She died Aug. 11, 1991.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Bobby and John Stephens of San Marcos, Calif.; a sister, Ada Chambers of Deming, N.M., formerly of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Mrs. Mike (Leslie) Goforth, Mrs. David (Ronda) Denman, both of Plainview, Mrs. Cody (Karen) Allen Hurdt of Macomb, Ill., and Stanton Allen of Flower Mound, both former Plainview residents, and Ronald Stephens of San Marcos, Calif.; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Two daughters, Eddie Ray Klokholm and Winona Allen, are deceased.

The family will receive friends at Lemons Funeral Home from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Plainview Daily Herald, Feb. 2, 2000
 

Jewel Redd

Funeral services for Jewel Claudine Redd, 94, of Amarillo, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Redd died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.

Iylene C. Williams

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Iylene C. Williams, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in West College & 3rd Street Church of Christ with the Rev. O.J. Welch, retired Baptist minister from Tatum, N.M., officiating.

Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mrs. Williams died at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Lockney Care Center.

She was born May 8, 1913, in Mills County where she grew up. She moved to Runnels County in 1927 and graduated from Drasco High School in 1929. She lived near the Williams Ranch and moved to Aiken in 1947. She worked at Byrds Pharmacy for several years and was a member of Aiken Baptist Church.

On July 29, 1933, she married Lois L. Williams in Center Point. He died May 5, 1992.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and John Cline of Dimmitt; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Luther and Barbara Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jerry and Kay Williams of Ruidoso, N.M., and Evelyn Williams of Floydada; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A son, Kenneth Williams, died July 23, 1999.

The body will be at the church in Lockney at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Troy Jackson

QUITAQUE - Graveside services for Troy Jackson, 39, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Resthaven Cemetery with the Rev. Lance Cypert, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Jackson died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in Spur.

He was born Feb. 7, 1961, in Plainview. He had lived in Quitaque since 1975 and had been a mechanic and worked on wheat harvests.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Henry Jackson of Quitaque; two children, Allen Cole Jackson of Brownwood and Mandy Kay Purcell of Quitaque; two brothers, Gary Jackson and Samuel Jackson, both of Fort Worth; and a sister, Mrs. Weldon (Cathy) Purcell of Quitaque.

Shayli Stanton

IDALOU - Funeral services for Shayli Marie Stanton, 2, of Austin, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Primitive Baptist Church in Lubbock with Elder George Johnson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Idalou Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

The child died Sunday, May 7, 2000, in Austin.

She was born May 30, 1997, in Norman, Okla., the daughter of Daniel Isom Stanton and Stacy Shavon Eubanks Stanton.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Justin Brooks Stanton and Blane Isom Stanton, both of Austin; her grandparents, Jack and Linda Denton of Idalou and Ronnie and Sharon Stanton of Floydada, and Ronnie and Linda Eubanks of Austin; and her great-grandparents, Joe and Nan Green of Powderly, Oran and Deloyce Eubanks of Lubbock and M.B. and Fern Stanton of Idalou.

The family suggests memorials to the Shayli Stanton Memorial Fund, c/o Security Bank, Attention Lynda Heinrich, P.O. Box 858, Idalou, TX 79329.

Ruby Tudor

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Ruby Tudor, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. John H. Ballard officiating.

Burial will be in City of Lubbock Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.

She died Sunday, May 7, 2000, in Covenant Lakeside Hospital.

Mrs. Tudor was born July 31, 1912, in Wolfe City. She had worked for Hemphill Wells Co., and by O.C. Ball in Slaton where she lived until 1952. She also was a bookkeeper at Becton Gin from 1952 until 1977 when she moved to Lubbock.

She was a Baptist and a member of the Idalou Women´s Club.

On Dec. 1, 1929, she married Vilas E. Tudor in Clovis, N.M. He died Oct. 31, 1988.

Survivors include a stepson, Weldon Tudor of Lubbock; a nephew, Danny Holton of Lubbock; and two nieces, Donice Holmes of Lubbock and Mary Attebury of Abernathy.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-6 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th St., Lubbock, TX 79411.

´Bob´ Ammons

Funeral services for Robert Lafeyette ÔBob´ Ammons, 65, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Jan Horne, former pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tulia, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Baker, current pastor.

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

Mr. Ammons died at 12:10 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2000 in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born March 14, 1935 in Waldron, Ark. and came to Plainview at an early age. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and owned and operated Robert L. Ammons Trucking and also was a contract U.S. mail carrier.

He married Virginia Sammann on Dec. 22, 1956 in the Providence community.

Surviving are his wife; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Beverly and Bert Wall and Roxanne and Dale Williams, and Staci Ammons, all of Plainview; three sisters, Levoyne Craig of Waldron, Ark., Evelyn Vaughan of Roland, Okla. and Marlene Blatt of Fort Smith, Ark.; and four grandchildren, Amber and Cole Williams and Brant and Brock Wall.

A brother, J.Y. Ammons, is deceased.

Pallbearers will be Kurt Sammann and Victor, Leland, Kenneth, Clifford and Gaylen Stukey. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tulia. 

Donald Barrow

ROCKDALE - Funeral services for Donald Boone Barrow, 80, former Plainview resident, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Christian Church of Rockdale.

Burial was at 1 p.m. Saturday in Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada with the Rev. Gregory Nichols and the Rev. Charles Cox officiating.

Burial was by Phillip and Luckey Funeral Home.

Mr. Barrow died Thursday, April 20, 2000, in Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

He was born July 15, 1919 in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School before attending Howard Payne University in Brownwood.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a lumberyard accountant and camp manager in Plainview, Floydada, Center Point and Brownwood.

He married Evelyn Marvene Nall on Sept. 22, 1940 in Plainview. He was a member of First Christian Church in Rockdale.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Donald Frank Barrow of Rockdale; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Treadaway of San Angelo, and two grandsons.

A son, James Richard Barrow, died April 14, 1967.

Dewey Vandivere

Funeral services for Dewey “Van” Vandivere, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Dickerson and Tommy Needham officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell Street.

Mr. Vandivere died Thursday, April 20, 2000.

He was born in Tuxedo and moved to Amarillo in 1966 from Shamrock. He was a baker and member of Temple Baptist Church. He married Aline Anglin in 1940 in Shamrock.

Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Geneva Towndrow of Plainview, Beverly Campbell of Skidmore and Marcela True of Amarillo; two sons, Danny Vandivere of Amarillo and Stanley Vandivere of Happy; a sister, Vivian Dobbs of Fritch; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Camp Cactus.

Felipa Dominguez Magana

Funeral Mass for Felipe Dominguez Magana, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 tonight in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Magana died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Feb. 26, 1922 in Monterrey, Mexico. She grew up in Mexico and married Cipriano Magana in 1942 in Mexico. They later moved to Plainview. He died Feb. 5, 1990.

She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Juanita Magana and Maria Elena Luna, both of Plainview; a son, Manuel Magana of Plainview; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Tomas Martinez

Graveside services for Tomas “Tommy” Martinez, 54, will be 3 p.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. Benito Hinojosa of Alpha and Omega Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be by Lemons Funeral Home.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today and Friday at Lemons Funeral Home Chapel.

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

He was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Rotan, attended schools in Plainview and moved to Lampasas in 1967 where he worked for Producers Produce for nine years. He moved to Plainview in 1977 and worked in maintenance for 23 years at Excel beefpackers, retiring in February 2000. He was skilled in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work.

He married Ermina Rangel on April 24, 1968, in Lampasas. They later divorced.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held an office in the Aaronic priesthood.

He was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig´s disease in 1998.

Surviving are four daughters, Lisa Martinez, Jobita Lopez, Rebecca Pulido, Benita Martinez, all of Plainview; a son, Marcial Martinez III of Plainview; four sisters, Juanita Vera, Marge Diaz and Mary Lou Martinez, all of Plainview, and Ramona Rodriguez of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Santos Martinez of Plainview, and nine grandchildren, Amanda, Reynaldo III, Cassandra Rae and Nigel Thomas Gill, Stephanie Nicole and Melissa Lee Lopez, and Peter Victor, Gabriella Victoria and Rosa Krystal Pulido, all of Plainview.

A son, Marcial Martinez II; his parents, Pedro and Amada Pena Martinez, and a sister, Jobita Martinez Diaz, are deceased.

Pallbearers will include Marcial Martinez, Frankie Lopez, Bryan Pulido, Reynaldo Gill Jr., Abraham Medina and Silas Urrutia.

The family suggests memorials to The ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104.

Moree Barnes

TULIA - Funeral services for Moree Barnes, 87, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, and the Rev. Rusty Gray, pastor of Tulia Christian Fellowship, officiating.

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

Mrs. Barnes died at 4:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

She was born Dec. 4, 1912, in Wolfe City. She attend schools in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School. She attended Watson´s Business College in Plainview. She moved to Tulia in 1931 and was a farmer and rancher and a member of First Baptist Church.

On Aug. 12, 1931, she married Jim Barnes in Plainview. He died Dec. 25, 1959.

Survivors include three daughters, Patte Damron and Bette Cogdell, both of Tulia, and April Oldfield of Plainview; three sons, O.B. Barnes, David Barnes and Jim Bob Barnes, all of Tulia; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

A great-grandson is deceased.

Rowland Bruce

CHILDRESS - Funeral services for Rowland Bruce, 94, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Johnson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Alan Egerton of Bible Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

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

He was born Nov. 10, 1905, in Ely. He worked laying brick on Highway 287 near Childress and in 1926 began work with the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad. He retired as paint department manager in 1961. In 1958, he pinstriped and applied stencils on the historical Engine 501 in Childress.

After retiring, he and his wife owned the Deluxe Trailer Park and he also worked at Sager Motors and briefly drove a school bus. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and fishing.

He was a member of AFL-CIO, CLU, Lodge 6005 and Bible Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Roland Bruce of Houston and Bobby R. Bruce of Maryland; two daughters, Fraulein Edwards Green of Plainview and Nita Curtis of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Shirley Reese of Irving; two stepsons, Fred Wygal of Freemont, Calif., and Tony R. Wygal of Hector, Ark.; a brother, A.C. “Pete” Bruce of Dallas; 17 grandchildren, including Doug Edwards of Plainview; 25 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Alvin Bruce Jr. of DeSoto.

His three wives, Pearl Kinman Bruce, Ruth Kinman Bruce Hogan and Polly Wygal Bruce, are deceased. Also an infant son; a daughter, Billie McClelland; a stepson, Mickey Wygal; three granddaughters, Desiree McNabb, Robin Provolt and Jodi Coons; a brother, Clyde Bruce and a half sister, Valley McDaniels, are deceased.

Owen A. Hall

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Owen H. Hall, 90, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sanders Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kevin O´Brien, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Sanders Funeral home.

Mr. Hall died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at his residence.

He was born June 24, 1909, in Nara Visa, N.M. He moved to the South Plains from Oklahoma in 1922 and to Lubbock in 1942. He farmed for several years before working for Buck´s Irrigation and Western Body Works, retiring in 1980. He was a Baptist.

On Nov. 21, 1931, he married Jewell Mae McFarland in Plainview. She died July 11, 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Hawkins of Lubbock; a son, Frank Hall of Lubbock; a brother, Roy Edsel Hall of Halfway; a sister, Irene Downey of Halfway; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Billie Jean Hall, is deceased.

Herman Tennell

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Herman Stith “Pig” Tennell, 82, were at 2 p.m. today in Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Wilcox, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Tennell died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 4, 1917, in Plano. He was a longtime resident of Abernathy and was a retired farmer.

On July 10, 1935, he married Hazel Saigling in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Porky Tennell of Abernathy; a daughter, Nita Lou Murray of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Faye Upham

CROSBYTON - Graveside services for Faye Upham, 74, of Ralls, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Crosbyton Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Bartley, pastor of Ralls First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Upham died Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.

She was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Crosbyton. She attended Crosbyton Schools and moved to Ralls in 1989 from Lubbock.

She was a member of Ralls First Baptist Church and the Glory Singers.

On March 28, 1976, she married Dwain William “Blackie” Upham in Levelland. He died Jan. 8, 1996.

Survivors include a son, Hoss Lawler of Lamesa; a daughter, Pat Gray of Waco; her mother, Elvie Mackey of Lamesa; two brothers, Cecil Richardson of Abernathy and Elton Richardson of Idalou; two sisters, Willie Lampp of Sulphur Springs and Nancy Gray of Brownfield; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A son, Lawrence Clay Lawler, died in 1944, and a daughter, Dennia Faye Cowan, died in 1998.


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