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Tommy Jack Bell

MANSFIELD - Funeral services for Tommy Jack Bell, 58, former Plainview resident, were at 10 a.m. today in Blessing Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Hammond of New Hope Baptist Church in Kennedale officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Plum Branch Cemetery near Breckenridge with the Rev. Cecil Harper of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Blessing Funeral Home.

Mr. Bell died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1996, at his residence.

He was born June 12, 1938, in Plainview. He was retired from Montgomery Ward and was an avid golfer and a member of Walnut Creek Country Club.

He married Sharon White on July 13, 1966 in Albany.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Jennifer Bell of Mansfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Kimberlee Bell of Glendale, Ariz.; his mother, Corine Bell Zulauf of Plainview; and a sister, Mrs. Buddy (Linda) Wylie of Arlington.
 

Ramona Murillo Busler

MULESHOE - Funeral services for Ramona Busler, 28, of Plainview, are pending with Ellis Funeral Home in Muleshoe.

Mrs. Busler died Monday, Dec. 26, 1996, in Plainview.
 

Vella Hill

STEPHENVILLE - Funeral services for Vella Edwards Hill, 86, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lacy Funeral Home with the Rev. Travis Summerlin, pastor of Oakdale Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Marion Cemetery in Strawn.

She died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, in Harris-Methodist Hospital.

She was born Jan. 31, 1910, in Rotan and attended Whiteflat schools. She graduated from beauty school in Plainview and was the first licensed beautician in Matador. She also had worked as a nurse in Matador and in Floydada clinics and had farmed in Muleshoe, Roy, N.M., Paducah, South Plains, Whiteflat and Avoca. She was a member of Oakdale Methodist Church.

She married J.L. Hill on Nov. 15, 1975. He died May 27, 1989.

Survivors include a daughter, Valerie Jenkins of Colleyville; a son, Jerry T. Edwards of Palo Pinto; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Oakdale Methodist Church or to West Texas Rehabilitation in Abilene.
 

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Ruth K. Hudgins

Graveside services for Ruth Kathleen Hudgins, former longtime Plainview resident, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Plainview Cemetery with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hudgins died Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, in Vacaville, Calif., after a lengthy illness.

She was born Aug. 27, 1908, in Oklahoma. She married R.C. Hudgins and they were owners-operators of the Pioneer Steak House, No-Name Cafe and Triangle restaurants in Plainview for many years. They moved to California in 1964 and he died July 9, 1975.

She was a member of St. John´s Methodist Church, Eastern Star #118 and the Rebekahs #309. She enjoyed fishing, swimming, crocheting, bowling and crafts.

Survivors include two sons, Frank Hudgins of Laguna Beach, Calif., and Richard Hudgins of Vacaville, Calif.; a daughter, Mona Gantt of Lake Forest, Ill.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer´s research.
 

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Dola Lackey

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Dola Mae Lackey, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Floyd County Memorial Park with the Rev. Clark Williams, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lackey died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Sept. 22, 1907, in Fulbright. She graduated from Floydada High School and had remained a life-long resident of Floydada. She was a homemaker and member of Eastern Star and First United Methodist Church.

She married Hayes O´Neal in 1923 in Floydada. He died in 1962. She married Jack Lackey in 1967 in Floydada. He died in 1987.

Survivors include one son, Royace O´Neal of Lubbock; one daughter, Vickie Rainer of Fredericksburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Royace Maddox and Clarence Maddox, and one sister, Evelyn Deakins, are deceased.
 

Sharon Quisenberry

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Sharon Quisenberry, 46, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Quisenberry died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996.
 

Odessa Rucker

Funeral services for Odessa Rucker, 80, of Amarillo, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Parkview Baptist Church with the Rev. Virgil Ichtertz, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Friona, and Woody Wiggens officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors of Amarillo.

Mrs. Rucker died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, in Amarillo.

She was born Oct. 1, 1916, in Rising Star. She had owned restaurants in Providence, Plainview and Olton before retiring in 1973. She loved vegetable and flower gardening and sewing and was a member of Friona Women´s Club and Women´s Bible Study Group in Friona. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Friona.

She married Hollis Rucker in March of 1973.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Barbara Garwood of Amarillo and Recie Bigham of Lubbock; two sons, Ernest Bell of Plainview and R.L. Copeland of New Braunfels; one stepson, Tony Rucker of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Earlene Smith of Rule; two brothers, Cleo Bush of Rule and J.A. Bush of Plainview; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist-St. Anthony´s Hospice.
 

David Lee Annis

AMARILLO - Funeral services for David Lee Annis, 54, brother of J.D. Annis of Abernathy, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Assembly of God Church in Clarendon with the Rev. Robert Burns, pastor, and the Rev. Dewey Newburn, pastor of First Hill Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery at Clarendon by Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Annis died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996.

He was born in New Boston and had lived in Clarendon most of his life before moving to Amarillo in 1985.

He had worked as a general laborer most of his life. He attended the Assembly of God church.

Other survivors include four sisters, Doris Vick, Helen Kingston and Margie Fricks, all of Amarillo, and Pauline Edwards of Clarksville; and another brother, Glen Annis of Clarendon.
 

Marjorie Bain

TURKEY - Funeral services for Marjorie “Totsey” Walters Bain, 88, of Lockney, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Ulrey, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Wellington, and the Rev. Les Hall, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bain died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, in Lockney.

She was born June 23, 1908, in Tulia. She received a master´s degree in English and speech from West Texas A&M in 1929 and taught at Paducah, Circle Back, Olton, Clarendon College and Turkey.

She received Teacher of the Year award in Turkey and was a member of the Turkey City Council. She was a board member of the Texas Historical Commission and was responsible for the historical marker being placed on the Turkey Hotel as well as The History of Turkey, Texas, on tape that was placed at the Museum of Turkey.

She was a member of the Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation from its organization and had served as member and officer of Parent Teacher, Delta Kappa Gamma, the American Cancer Society, Nuevo Study Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Bob Wills Foundation and the United Methodist Church where she was a member of United Methodist Women and sang in the choir.

After retiring from teaching she managed the Turkey Hotel which had been owned by her family since 1934.

She married Gordon Bain in 1930 in Tulia. He died in 1986.

Survivors include a son, Navarre Bain of Amarillo; a daughter, Jinna Sue Turner of Lockney; a sister, Virginia Degan of Turkey; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church of Turkey or to a favorite charity.
 

Sally Cabrera

FLOYDADA - Graveside services for Sally Lynn Cabrera, infant daughter of Veronica Cabrera, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Babyland of Floydada Cemetery with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

The infant died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, in University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 14, 1996 in Lubbock.

Survivors include her mother; a twin sister, Sarah Lynn Cabrera; and grandparents, Artemio and Selia Diaz of Floydada.
 

J.E. Nance Sr.

TAHOKA - Funeral services for J.E. Nance Sr., 94, father of Bill Nance of Plainview, were at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Becknal, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Tahoka Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

Mr. Nance died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, in Hospitality House of Lubbock.

He was born May 8, 1902, in Sanger. He was a retired farmer and had been a member of the Flying Farmers organization and First Baptist Church.

He married Leota Alleen Knight on Dec. 24, 1926, in Lamesa. She died Aug. 31, 1995.

Other survivors include another son, J.E. Jr. of Tahoka; two daughters, Nancy Page of Huntsville and Carole Kincer of Lubbock; a sister, Cathleen Jones of Denton; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
 

Mary Reynolds

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Mary Conaway Reynolds, 88, former Plainview nurse, were be at 11 a.m. today in Agape United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Campbell officiating. Private graveside services will be in Spur Cemetery by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reynolds died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, at her residence.

She was born May 22, 1908, in Hill County. She attended school in Corsicana, Fort Worth, Croton and Paducah. She moved to Lubbock from Levelland in 1954 and graduated from Central Plains/Plainview Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1971. She worked for Dr. Mary Bublis for many years.

She married Charles Albert Reynolds Sr. on May 22, 1928, in Amarillo. He died in 1963.

Survivors include two sons, C.A. Reynolds of Gordon and Jack Reynolds of Ruidoso, N.M.; a daughter, Frances Sylvester of Lubbock; three sisters, Fannie Mae Black of Muleshoe, Gladys Gray of Quincy, Calif., and Margaret Baxter of Hereford; a brother, Wallace Conaway of Dickens; and eight grandchildren.

A grandson is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Three R´s.”
 

Ina May St. Clair

Crosbyton - Graveside services for Ina May St. Clair, 39, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Crosbyton Cemetery with the Rev. Chris McCauley, a Baptist minister from Paducah, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home.

Miss St. Clair died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996, in University Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 22, 1957, in Paris, Texas. She attended Crosbyton High School and American Business College and moved to Crosbyton from Plainview in 1995. She had worked as a computer operator for South Plains Health Provider and was a Baptist.

Survivors include her father, and stepmother Leon and Janice St. Clair of Crosbyton; a brother, Wes St. Clair of Ralls; four sisters, Shirley Rivera and Janalynn Davis, both of Olton, and Judy Ann Mosley and Charlene Daniel, both of Crosbyton.

Her mother, Ruth Christine St. Clair, is deceased.

Jim Boswell

AUSTIN - Graveside services for James Nelson “Jim” Boswell, 82, former Plainview resident, were held Oct. 16 in Austin Memorial Park. Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. that same day in Westminster Manor Chapel with the Rev. San Williams officiating. Arrangements were by Harrell Funeral Home.

Mr. Boswell died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996.

He was born Nov. 15, 1913, to the late George and Mabel Boswell in Plainview. He attended Plainview schools and graduated from Texas A&M in 1937. He also was a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking.

He moved to Austin in 1938 and worked for the Chamber of Commerce. During World War II he served for 36 months in the South Pacific. He returned to Austin and worked at Austin National Bank, now Nations Bank, for 19 years and five years in business development. He retired as vice president.

He was president of the advisory board of Texas Farm and Ranch School for Commercial Bankers and a member of the American Institute of Banking.

He was director of the American Red Cross and Travis County Cancer Association, served as chairman of the Tenth District Blackland Income Growth, president of the Austin Farm and Ranch Club, Austin Livestock Show and was a member of the University Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and treasurer.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Inez; a son, Noble and his wife Debbie of Austin; a sister, Mae Stambaugh of Vernon; and a brother, Milton Boswell of Austin; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the University Presbyterian Church, Family Hospice or to a favorite charity.
 

Ruth Rousser Garrett

SUNRAY - Funeral services for Ruth Rousser Garrett, 83, sister of Glenn Phillips of Hart, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sunray Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Hilton, pastor, and Bruce Broxson, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lane Memorial Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Mrs. Garrett died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996.

She was born in Hale County. She was a farmer and rancher and had lived in Sunray since 1954. She was a member of Sunray Baptist Church.

Other survivors include two sons, Cleve Rousser and Rick Rousser, both of Sunray; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Sunray Baptist Church, P.O. Box 550, Sunray 79086.
 

Alfred Martin

FLOMOT - Graveside services for Alfred Martin, 78, brother of Raymond Martin of Lockney, will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Flomot Cemetery with J.D. Nance, minister of Rock Creek Church of Christ, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Seigler Funeral Home of Matador.

Mr. Martin died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Flomot and was a farmer and rancher.

He married Sylvia Waters on April 10, 1936, in Silverton.

Other survivors include his wife; a son, Eldon Martin of Quitaque; a daughter, Nova Turner of Matador; two sisters, Edith Washington of Flomot and Gertrude Light of Amarillo; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Lillie Morgan

Funeral services for Lillie Morgan, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Pierce, chaplain of Wheeler Prison Unit, officiating. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morgan died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, in Heritage Home.

She was born Dec. 18, 1908, in Sallisaw, Okla. She grew up in Okemah, Okla., and moved to Plainview in 1942. She was a cook at the Nu Griddle for 37 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She married Roy V. Morgan on Oct. 14, 1925 in Sallisaw. He died April 18, 1980, in Plainview.

Survivors include two daughters, Thelma Morton and Ruth Shugart, both of Plainview; four sons, Maxie Morgan of Houston, Jay Roy Morgan of Quartz Hill, Calif., Donald Morgan of Beaumont, and Samuel Morgan of Ardmore, Okla.; three brothers, Adron Holland of Prague, Okla., Will Holland of Tulsa, Okla., and Vernon Holland of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 26 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Three daughters, Maxine McCarty, Martha Connell and Betty Eaves, are deceased.
 

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James L. Shanes

Funeral services for James L. Shanes, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Shanes died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 24, 1927, in Akron, Ohio. He grew up in Akron and Tallmadge, Ohio. He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II in the South Pacific. After his discharge he returned to Ohio and worked as a welder. He lived in Indiana and was self-employed before moving to Houston in 1974 where he worked as a supervisor in metal fabrication. 

He moved to Plainview in 1984 and worked at Heath Furniture. He was a Methodist, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He married Mary Jane Lauer on Jan. 20, 1969, in Houston.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Cindy Hazleton of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Thomas J. Shanes, is deceased.

The family will have visitation at Lemons from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.
 

Elsie Wilbanks

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Elsie Montgomery Wilbanks, 86, mother of Philip Wilbanks of Floydada, were at 11 a.m. today in W.W. Rix Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Bobby McMillan and the Rev. Ted Dotts officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Wilbanks died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996.

She was born in Beaver County, Okla., and grew up in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and received a master´s degree from the University of Missouri. She was editor of the Hutchinson County Herald and later editor and part owner of the Potter County News. She moved to Lubbock in 1939 and was in the printing, real estate and sales business.

She had been president of the Roscoe Wilson PTA and received a life membership. She assisted in organizing Mortar Board, Theta Sigma Phi and Phi Mu Chapter at Texas Tech University, the Lubbock Art Association and South Plains Genealogical Society.

She served as an officer of the Texas Fine Arts Association, was a DAR regent, vice president of the Twentieth Century Club and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Phi Mu sorority. She was a member of the Texas Watercolor Society, Clan Montgomery Society, Clan Ross Association, German Texas Heritage Society, the West Texas Scottish Heritage Society and St. John´s United Methodist Church.

She authored “Art On The Texas Plains” and co-authored “The Other Germans.”

She married William Arnold Wilbanks in 1935 in Borger. He died in 1968.

Other survivors include a daughter, Margot Wilbanks of Ridgefield, Conn.; a brother, Ross Montgomery of Lubbock; a sister, Polly Moss of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


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