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SILVERTON - Funeral services for Howard Cowell, 89, of Amarillo, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.
Mr. Cowell died early today, Dec. 11, 2000, in Amarillo.
Doris Crawford Gooch
Funeral services for Doris Crawford Gooch, 87, will be 2 p.m. today in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Loren Quick, Darren Bryan and Chris Craig of VistaCare Family Hospice officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gooch died at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.
She was born Doris Elizabeth McLaughlin on Sept. 6, 1913, in Buffalo, N.Y. As a 17-year-old, she and her twin sister sold fruit in the Los Angeles area and the Signal Hill area that later became Watts. She married Noble Murray Crawford on June 8, 1931, and moved to Plainview in 1933. He died in 1977. She worked in school cafeterias and drove a school bus. She moved to Christian Manor in 1980. In 1983, she married Chester Gooch. He died in 1984.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Joe McCauley of Sparks, Nev., Doris and Bob Roberson of Plainview, Ann and Ted James of Chandler and Pearl Marie and Ricky Ballard of Lubbock; two sons and daughters-in-law, Noble M. Jr. and Kay Crawford of Farmersville and Mickey and Elizabeth Crawford of Portland, Ore.; a twin sister, Dorothy Crawford of Weaverville, Calif.; three half-brothers, Richard McLaughlin, Carl McLaughlin and Allen Brooke McLaughlin, all of Redding, Calif.; 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
A son, Paul Jefferson Crawford, died on Aug. 15, 2000.
James Ronnie Smith
PADUCAH - Funeral services for James Ronnie Smith, 57, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hooper officiating.
Burial will be in Paducah Garden of Memories by Seigler Funeral Home.
Mr. Smith died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, in Amarillo.
He was born in Paducah. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and with the National Guard. He owned and operated Third Coast Aviation in Belle Rose, La., and lived in Austin before returning to Paducah.
He was a member of First Baptist Church.
In 1980, he married Valerie Dowty in Austin.
Survivors include his wife; seven sons, Terry Smith of Amarillo, Tony Smith of Austin, Rod Hanson of Seattle, Wash., Stephen Hanson of Dallas, Jason Smith of Denton and Justin Smith and Cameron Smith, both of Paducah; a daughter, Beverly Allen of Amarillo; his mother, Monita Smith of Paducah; three brothers, Don Smith of Paducah, Johnny Smith of Childress and Jackie Royce Smith of Matador; six sisters, Darnell McGowen of Plainview, Nita Smith of Greenville, Peggy Krebbs of Amarillo, Linda Plemmons of Fort Worth, Joy Thompson of Childress and Teresa Sipes of Atoka, Okla.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services for Louise Andrews, 94, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plainview Cemetery with Karl King, minister of Garland Street Church of Christ, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mrs. Andrews died at 11:58 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2000, in Robert Lee Care Center in Robert Lee.
She was born Dec. 20, 1906, near Snyder. She grew up in Plainview where she has lived for the past 70 years. She had worked for Billington-Ellison Insurance for several years. She was a member of Garland Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Iris L. Standefer of Robert Lee; two sons, Maurice Andrews of Corpus Christi and Joe Bob Andrews of Columbia, S.C.; two brothers, Lee Roy Templeton of Lubbock and Joe Templeton of Florida; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
No funeral services will be held for Claretta Day, 95. Cremation arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Day died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.
She was born Oct. 25, 1905, in Ontario, Canada. She grew up in Raleigh Charing Cross, Ontario, Canada. She attended the Ford Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit, Mich., in 1926 and was a lifelong nurse in the Hale County area.
Her husband, Dr. Ivan Day, is deceased.
Survivors include two cousins, Donna Curran of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., and Russell Jener of London, Ontario, Canada; and a special friend, Pat Spencer of Plainview.
Manuel Medellin Jr.
TULIA - Funeral Mass for Manuel Medellin Jr., 85, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.
Prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Mr. Medellin died at 3:57 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, in Tulia Health and Rehab Center.
He was born Dec. 25, 1914, in Taylor where he grew up. He was a migrant worker and moved to Tulia in 1979.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit.
On May 23, 1950, he married Guadalupe Hernandez in Montana. She died March 18, 1996.
Survivors include three daughters, Ester Martinez and Yolanda Luna, both of Tulia, and Rachel Gavina of Georgetown; nine sons, Robert, Lupe, Alvino, Manuel, Edward and Alfredo Medellin, all of Tulia, Santiago Medellin of Floydada, Ray Medellin of Amarillo and Jesus Medellin of Plainview; three brothers, Jeremy, Lito and Roy Medellin, all of Austin; 41 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Patty Fries, 58, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Amarillo First Ward, with Bishop J.D. Collins officiating.
Burial will be in Llano Cemetery East by N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors.
Miss Fries died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Amarillo.
She was born in White Sulphur Springs, Mont. She attended East Copper School in Montana and resided in the State School for Handicapped in Boulder, Mont. She lived in Utah for 10 years and in Plainview for 15 years before moving to Amarillo in 1993.
She was an avid participant in the Special Olympics and a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include four sisters, Anna Fish of Chehalis, Wash., Margaret Hansen of Upper Galilee, Israel, Cathy Shropshire of Denver, Colo., and Gladys Fries of Amarillo; four brothers, Ernest Fries of White Sulphur Springs, Stanley Fries of Deer Lodge, Mont., Earl Fries of Kerrville and Orville Fries of Buffalo, Wyo.
A brother, Julius Jerald “Jerry” Fries, is deceased.
The family suggests memorials to the Special Olympics.
Sybil June Houlette
Graveside services for Sybil June Houlette, 55, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Plainview Memorial Park with Karl King, minister of Garland Street Church of Christ, officiating.
Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Ms. Houlette died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at her residence.
She was born June 16, 1944, in Midland and moved to Plainview at a young age. She worked as a beauty operator for many years until becoming disabled. She retired in 1993.
She was a member of Garland Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Rafe Rogers of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Debbie Johnson of Plainview and Vanessa Tanner of Lubbock; and three grandchildren, Krystofer Woods, Patricia Dellanger and Jefrye Woods.
TURKEY - Funeral services for J.W. “Buck” Lancaster, 84, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Melvin Clinton, pastor, the Rev. Gene Lancaster and the Rev. Elvis Pitts, officiating.
Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Seigler Funeral Home of Matador.
Mr. Lancaster died early Tuesday, March 28, 2000, in a Lubbock nursing home.
He was born July 7, 1915, in Henderson. He moved to Turkey from Plainview in 1967 and to Lubbock in 1993. He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of Turkey First Baptist Church where he had served as song leader for many years.
On April 7, 1935, he married Ruth Crawford in Wellington.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gene Lancaster of Duncan, Okla., and Stan Lancaster of Plainview; a daughter, Nelda Copaus of Lubbock; two brothers, Bob Lancaster of Norwood, Mo., and J.C. Lancaster of Amarillo; two sisters, Lila Vincent of Carruthers, Calif., and Louella Hartman of Wellington; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Roxanne Elaine Castaneda, 14, of Edmonson, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Lemons Memorial Chapel.
Miss Castaneda died at 7:29 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.
She was born Nov. 2, 1985, in Tulia. She grew up in Olton and Edmonson and attended Estacado Junior High School in Plainview.
Survivors include her parents, Bernardo and Bertha Castaneda of Edmonson; five brothers, Bernardo Jr., Mark Anthony, Lucino, Eulises and Manuel Castaneda, all of Edmonson; a sister, Claudia Letisia Castaneda of Ancon, Zacatecas, Mexico; her grandparents, Pedro Castaneda of Ancon, Zacatecas, Mexico, Vincente Muniz of Wyoming and Jose and Juanita Moreno of Waco.
COLEMAN - Funeral services for Clarice Glasson, 81, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jeff Robinett, pastor of Shared Life Ministry, officiating.
Burial will be in Coleman City Cemetery by Walker Funeral home.
Mrs. Glasson died Monday, May 15, 2000, at her residence.
She was born June 28, 1918, in Houston and moved to Coleman in 1923. She graduated from Coleman High School and attended Mayfair-Taylor Secretarial School in Austin.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Glasson of Alexandria, Va., and Tracey Clark of Roanoke, Va.; three sons, Dr. Paul Glasson of Lockney, John Glasson of Oklahoma City and Tom Glasson of Dallas; and six grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice of the Big Country, 3113 Oldham Road, Abilene, TX 79603.
EARTH - Funeral services for Ona Higgins, 90, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Broyles, pastor, and the Rev. Henry Stone, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Earth Memorial Cemetery by Parsons-Ellis Funeral Homes.
Mrs. Higgins died Monday, May 15, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 11, 1910, in Haskell County. She moved to Earth from Lubbock in 1924 and had worked as a tax assessor-collector for the Springlake schools. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.
In 1987, she and her husband received the Pioneer of the Year of Family Farming Award for the State of Texas from Texas Farming Union.
Survivors include two sons, Gene Higgins of Austin and Douglas Higgins of Hart; Juanice Higgins Glasscock of Earth; a sister, Opal Cannon of Deer Park; a brother, Earl Parish of Georgetown; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Earth Memorial Cemetery, P.O. Box 523, Earth, TX 79031.
BANGS - Graveside services for J.R. Brush, 73, were at 11 a.m. today in Bangs Cemetery.
Burial arrangements were by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
Mr. Brush died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at his residence.
He was born March 18, 1927. He was a retired truck driver and drove for Central Freight Line for 26 years.
He was in the service during World War II.
Survivors include two sons, John and Bill Brush; a daughter, Susan Swanson of Williamston, Mich.; four brothers, Richard and Kenneth Brush, both of Slaton, Caydon Brush of Plainview and Robert Brush of Utah; three sisters, Faye Brush and Irene Crow, both of Itasca, and Betty Ruth Wilkins of Slaton; and six grandchildren.
Thomas J. Lawrence
AMARILLO - Funeral services for Thomas J. Lawrence, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Llano Cemetery Mausoleum with Dr. Stan Coffey, pastor of San Jacinto Baptist Church, officiating.
Arrangements are by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors.
Mr. Lawrence died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000.
He had lived in Amarillo since 1968 and was retired from the U.S. Army. He served during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Amarillo Gun Club.
In 1969, he married Laura Bewley.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Becky Vargas of Plainview and Bessie Andrews, Tammy J. Cota and Laura Lawrence, all of Amarillo; a son, Buddy Lawrence of Amarillo; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Veterans Administration.
A daughter, Rosie Canales, and a son, Thomas J. Lawrence II, are deceased.
Robert Lee Meinecke
OLTON - Funeral services for Robert Lee Meinecke, 69, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mr. Meinecke died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Alvin Ray Swanson
ANTON - Funeral services for Alvin Ray Swanson, 55, will be at 4 p.m. today in Anton High School Auditorium with the Rev. Vance Roberts and the Rev. Bruce Parks of Lubbock officiating.
Burial will be in the Anton Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield.
Mr. Swanson died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, in Lubbock.
He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., and had been a longtime resident of Anton. He was a farmer and was active in local livestock events.
He served on the Anton City Council from 1977-1980 and was a Lamb County Electric Co-op board member since 1983. He was manager of the Anton Producers Co-op and had been a board member of the Spade Co-Op since 1979.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served on the board of trustees and was an usher.
In 1969, he married Jeanette Buchanan in Anton.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kyle Swanson of Lubbock and Monte Swanson of Anton; a brother, Paul Swanson of Tulia; and three granddaughters.
The family suggests memorials to the Alvin Swanson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
PAMPA - Graveside services for Steve Davis, 42, will be at 2 p.m. today in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Burial arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Mr. Davis died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in Amarillo.
He was born in Shamrock and moved to Tulia where he graduated from Tulia High School. He was a farmer and rancher in Tulia until moving to Pampa in 1992 to work for Bill Waters.
In 1992 he married Donna Baggett in Pampa.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Cody Davis of Pampa; a daughter, Daysha Davis of Amarillo; three brothers, Edwin Davis of Happy, David Davis of Amarillo, and Randy Davis of Tulia; two sisters, Deborah Chrostowski of Amarillo and Donna Adams of Tulia.
The family suggests memorials to a fund for his children established at First State Bank of Miami in Pampa.
Minnie Zell Thomas-Ortega
CANADIAN - Funeral services for Minnie Zell Thomas-Ortega, 63, will be at 4 p.m. today in Abundant Life Assembly of God with the Rev. Jimmy A. Robinson, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Edith Ford Cemetery by Stickley-Hill Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Ortega died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000.
She was born in Morrilton County, Ark., and moved to Canadian from Amarillo in 1999. She was a member of the Women´s Missionary Council and had been a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God.
She married Gregario Ortega in August of 2000 in Canadian.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jessie Eldon Thomas of Amarillo and Davey Lynn Thomas of Lockney; a daughter, Debra Diana Graham of Canadian; a stepson, Calvin James Ortega of Higgins; a brother, Buddy Deal of Grand Saline; three sisters, Mary Rogers of Granbury, Esther “Bessie” Gregory of Mississippi and Tiny Pond of Troup; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Abundant Life Assembly of God, P.O. Box 1367, Canadian, TX 79014; Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. Fourth St., Canadian, TX 79014; or Abraham Memorial Home, 803 Birch St., Canadian, TX 79014.
Jessie Irene Thomas
CONROE - Private graveside services for Jessie Irene Thomas, 84, will be at a later date in Plainview Memorial Park.
Local arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mrs. Thomas died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in Strake Assisted Living Center in Conroe.
She was born Sept. 29, 1916, in Chickasha, Okla. She moved to Kress in 1947 and to Houston in 1968. In 1972 she moved to Ruidoso N.M. and to Conroe in 1994.
She was a member of Gateway Church of Christ.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Charles Patterson of Amarillo and Sharon and Charles Reinhardt of Montgomery; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Kress Church of Christ, Kress, TX 79052 or to Crown of Texas Hospice, Conroe, TX 77301.
PETERSBURG - Funeral Mass for Anastacia Costilla, 96, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Luis Dussan officiating.
Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by White Funeral Home in Idalou.
Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today and Wednesday in White Memorial Chapel in Idalou.
Mrs. Costilla died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born July 5, 1903, in Del Rio. She moved to Petersburg in 1953 from Melvin and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include eight sons, Frank Costilla Sr. of Brownwood, Raymond Costilla of Guymon, Okla., Joe Costilla of Abernathy, Felipe Costilla of Petersburg, Daniel Costilla of Mesa, Ariz., Manuel Costilla of Lubbock and Gilbert and Richard Costilla, both of Everett, Wash.; four daughters, Isabel Costilla of Petersburg, Antonia Ramirez of Bow, Wash., Maria Bocanegra of Burlington, Wash., and Jessie Garcia of Arlington, Wash.; a brother, Miguel DeLeon of Comanche; 37 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
A son, Pedro Costilla Jr., died in 1992.
Funeral services for Jack Hayes, 69, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the 11th and Amarillo Street Church of Christ with Truman Teel of Dill City, Okla., and J Henderson, elder, officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Hayes died Monday, March 13, 2000, while on a trip in Cairo, Egypt.
He was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Pendleton. He moved to Plainview in 1950 and farmed for 50 years. He was an elder at 11th and Amarillo Street Church of Christ.
On April 28, 1950, he married Margaret Hellen Maples in Gunter.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Rhonda Heller and Helen Ann Teel, both of Plainview; a son, Kelly Hayes of Plainview; a brother, Mark Hayes of Providence; two sisters, Ann Marshall of Plainview and LaRue Pinkerton of Halfway; and seven grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Amarillo Street Church of Christ building fund.
WELLINGTON - Funeral services for Wesley Donald “Dub” Wilfong, 73, of Dodson, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fundamental Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Lewis, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Dodson Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.
Mr. Wilfong died Sunday, March 12, 2000.
He was born in Hastings, Okla. He had lived in Dodson most of his life. He attended schools in Dodson and was a farmer.
In 1951 he married Eunice Newton in Hollis, Okla.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Donald Wilfong of Selah, Wash.; a daughter, Maurine Putman of Wellington; two sisters, Fay Murley of Granite, Okla., and Bobbie Weiser of Tulia; and eight grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Dodson Cemetery Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
J. P. Bonner
FLOYDADA - Funeral services for J.P. Bonner, 73, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Jackson, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home of Floydada.
Mr. Bonner died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at his residence.
He was born March 16, 1927 in Streetman to the late Johnny B. and Eula Mae McCoy Bonner. He attended schools in Streetman and moved to Floydada in 1942. He married Iva Jewell Taylor on Oct. 30, 1944 in Floydada. He was a farmer and a Methodist.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Johnny B. Bonner of Indianapolis, Ind., Wilmer R. Bonner of Missouri City, Reginald L. Bonner and Charles K. Bonner, both of Floydada; a daughter, Sandra K. Bonner Sims of Houston; a brother, Johnny B. Bonner Jr. of Corsicana; two sisters, Ora Belle Friday of Tulsa, Okla. and Mary L. Taylor of Corsicana; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Olen G. Elkins
TULIA - Funeral services for Olen G. Elkins, 72, were at 4 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ernie McGaughey, retired Methodist minister, officiating.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.
Mr. Elkins died at 5:05 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 23, 1928, in Tulia where he grew up. He attended schools at Elkins, graduated from Tulia High School in 1944 and from Texas Tech University in 1949. He served in the Korean War from 1951-1952. He returned to Tulia and was a farmer and rancher.
On Dec. 13, 1963, he married Evelyn “Mickey” Omega in Tulia. She died March 24, 1966.
Survivors include three daughters, Cheetah Wiebusch of Singapore, Joey Robertson of Allen and Janie Thompson of Tulia; one son, Jimmy Elkins of East Haddam, Conn.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Oleta and Dink Richardson of Marble Falls and Doris and Harry Dixon of Lubbock; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Reba Winn Tipton
MACON, Ga. - Funeral services for Reba Winn Tipton, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home with David L. Gottman officiating.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorials Gardens.
Mrs. Macon died Thursday, May 25, 2000, in Loch Haven Nursing Home.
Survivors include two sons, James Tipton of Macon and Charles “Chuck” Tipton of Independence, Mo.; two daughters, Betty Lester of Cottage Grove, Ore. and Opal Harris of Blue Eye, Mo.; 15 grandchildren, including Carma Vail of Plainview and four raised by Mrs. Tipson, Roy Adcock of Centralia, Mo., Linda Wehner of Atlanta, Mo., Bryan Adcock of Dayton, Ohio and Connie Gordon of Des Moines, Iowa; 30 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Her parents, Thomas Henry and Rachael Matthews Winn, and a daughter, Bessie Adcock, are deceased.