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Aurilio Chavez

TULIA -- Funeral Mass for Aurilio Chavez, 19, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Church of the Holy Spirit with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, officiating.

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

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Chavez died Saturday, June 10, 2000 at Lake Mackenzie.

He was born Sept. 11, 1980, in Tulia where he grew up and attended schools. He graduated from Tulia High School in May of this year. He played football and baseball for four years, ran track for three years, was in powerlifting for two years and basketball for one year.

Survivors include his parents, Enedina and Rosario Chavez of Tulia; one sister and brother-in-law, Veronica and Rene Garcia of Tulia; a brother, Christopher Chavez of Tulia; his grandparents, Cipriano and Jesusa Soliz and Ladislao Chavez, all of Tulia; and two nieces, Claudia and Alexandria Garcia of Tulia.

Thelma B. Mitchell

Funeral services for Thelma B. Mitchell, 91, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Resthaven´s Abbey Chapel in Lubbock with Hoyt Cranfill officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mitchell died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born Aug. 28, 1908, in Corsicana. She married Alvin Mitchell on Oct. 31, 1929. He died in 1983. They moved to Anton in 1945 and she and her husband owned and operated Anton Dry Goods from 1948-1967. She was a homemaker and a member of Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ where she taught Bible school. She moved to Plainview in 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Rodger Mitchell of Lubbock and Alvin Mitchell Jr., of Abilene; two daughters, Jane Giddens of Plainview and Wanda Baker of Muleshoe; one sister, Irene Cotton of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Berry Wood Jr.

Funeral services for Berry Wood Jr., 75, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Lanny Voss, a layman from First Baptist Church, and Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Wood died at 6 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M.

He was born April 4, 1925, in Roscoe. He attended schools in Fairlie and moved to Plainview in 1950. He sold shoes for Napp shoe company and started the Wood Chemical & Equipment Company in 1959. He retired in 1982.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

On June 21, 1975, he married Betty Ruth Merrell in Quitaque.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Leah Smith of Minden, La., and Donna Burton of Muleshoe; two sons, Steve Wood of Vancouver, Wash., and Don Douglas of Midland; two sisters, Jo Marie Winton of Dallas and Tressie McFadden of Sulfur Springs; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A son, Michael Berry Wood, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Melvin S. Eversole

LEWISVILLE - Funeral services for Melvin Stanley Eversole, 52, were at 10 a.m. today in Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home Chapel in Justin with Ernest Shockley and Carl Roberson officiating.

Burial was in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery by Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Denton.

Mr. Eversole died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in Lewisville.

He was born Dec. 26, 1947, in Comanche, Okla. He served with the U.S. Navy and worked as a postman for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Baptist.

On Aug. 15, 1998, he married Angelia Diane Shockley in Denton.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Clinton Eversole of Taff, Okla.; four daughters, Arlena Simpson and Tracey Forrest, both of Houston and Nicole Eversole and Tanya Eversole, both of San Diego, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Shannon and Mandy Brooks of Lewisville; a brother, Charles Eversole of Plainview; a sister, Frances Schnee of Walters, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.

Elisabeth Anna Harris

Funeral services for Elisabeth Anna Harris, 53, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harris died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in the home of her daughter in San Antonio.

Tommy Shaver

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Tommy Shaver, 23, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in W.W. Rix Chapel with Jimmy G. Nunn officiating.

Burial will be in the Idalou Cemetery by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mr. Shaver died Saturday, July 15, 2000, in University Medical Center.

He was born July 5, 1977, in Clarksburg, W.Va. He moved to Lubbock in 1983 and was a driver for McDonald Trucking. He was a Baptist.

He married Gina Sanchez, former Plainview resident, on June 14, 1995, in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kameron Renee and Kandace Rian Shaver, both of Lubbock; two brothers, Daniel Robert Shaver of Graham and John Lee Shaver of Lubbock; his father and stepmother, George L. and Linda Shaver of Wichita Falls; his mother and stepfather, Cheryl M. and Ed Taylor of Throckmorton; his grandmother, Eleanor Shaver of Lumberport, W.Va.; and a stepgrandmother, Jane Mitchell of Abilene.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Rix Funeral Directors.

C. Pat Thompson

SUGARLAND - Memorial services for Carroll Patrick Thompson, 60, will be held Saturday in the Chapel of Family Funeral Care with Mike Harreld, chaplain of The Hospice of the Texas Medical Center, officiating.

Mr. Thompson died Saturday, July 15, 2000, in Houston.

He was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Bluegrove, the son of former Plainview residents, the late H.O. and Ruth Thompson.

Survivors include three daughters, Sara Green of Spring, Susan Leikan of Dallas and Cory Thompson of League City; a sister, Jeanelle Street of Perryton; a brother, Gayle Thompson of Plainview; and two grandsons, Nathan and Sam Green of Spring.

The family suggests memorials to The Hospice at the Texas Medical Center, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

Bertie Bolen

DALLAS - Funeral services for Bertie Mae Bolen, 91, of Burleson, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hughes Jefferson Chapel in Dallas. 

Burial was in Southland Memorial Park by Hughes Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bolen died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000. 

She was born on Feb. 20, 1909. She was retired from Chase Bank in Lubbock and was a member of South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jean Courtney of Arlington; a sister Annabelle Stevens of Abernathy; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and and four great-great grandchildren.

Her husband of 55 years, Judge F.H. Bolen, and her daughter, Josie Anderson of Arlington, are deceased.

Jimmy Hicks

DENVER CITY - Funeral services for Jimmy Ray Hicks, 50, of Denver City were at 3 p.m. Saturday in Denver City Church of God with Pastor Norman Jones of the Open Door Ministry in Plainview officiating, assisted by the Rev. Lynn Dill, pastor, assisting.

Burial was in Denver City Memorial Park by Ratliff Funeral Home.

Mr. Hicks died Thursday Sept. 7, 2000 in El Paso. 

He was born May 2, 1950, in Seminole. He worked in construction for many years. 

Survivors include two daughters, Viginia and Oneta, both of Oklahoma City; his mother, Mary Oneta of Levelland; four brothers, Oneal of Seminole, Wayne of Pittsburg, Billy of Wichita Falls and Robert of Huntsville; and three sisters, Charlene Jones of Plainview, Martha Sellers of Denver City and Sue Carr of Whiteface.

Julsia Palomo

TULIA - Graveside services for Julisa Palomo, infant daughter of Jenifer and Jose Palomo, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor of The Church of the Holy Spirit, officiating.

She died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Plainview.

Survivors include her parents; a brother, Jose Louis Palomo of Tulia; and her grandparents, Refina Torres and Gregorio Palomo, both of Mexico and Louis and Amanda Ortiz of Plainview.

Domingo Rosales

FORT WORTH - Funeral Mass for Domingo Rosales, 73, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park by Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Rosales died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in Fort Worth.

He was born Dec. 20, 1926, in Santa Clara Del Cobre, Mexico. He came to the United States as a young man and lived in the Plainview and Edmonson areas where he farmed. He retired and moved to Fort worth in 1984.

On Aug. 22, 1949, he married Hilaria Capetillo.

Survivors include his wife; his children, Antonia Rochelle of Arlington, Juan Rosales of Little Rock, Ark., Janie Cano of Olton, Noe Rosales of Crowley, Maria Garcia, Domingo Rosales and Patrick Rosales, all of Fort Worth; two brothers, Juan Rosales and Antonio Rosales, both of Santa Clara Del Cobre; 35 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

James W. Bryan
KRESS - Funeral services for James W. Bryan, 82, are pending with Bartley-Silva Funeral Home in Plainview.

Mr. Bryan died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000 in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

Billie Jack Finney

Funeral services for Billie Jack Finney, 65, of Fort Worth, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel with Bruce Baird officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Mr. Finney died Jan. 1, 2000 at his residence.

He was born July 7, 1934 in Center Plains, the son of the late Belton and Dovie Finney. He was a truck driver for the U.S. Postal Service for several years and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include two sons, Philip W. Finney of Indianapolis, Ind., and Bryan K. Finney of Irving; four brothers, Alton W. Finney of Midlothian, “Gene” Clint E. Finney of Spur, C.W. “Tex” Finney of Fort Worth and Richard A. Finney of Tulia.

Three brothers, James A. Finney, O´Dell W. Finney and O.R. “Red” Finney, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Tulia Central Church of Christ Youth Fund.

The family will receive friends at noon Saturday at the Far East Restaurant in Plainview.

Carolyn Kitchens

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Carolyn Dianne Kitchens, 49, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Blankenship and the Rev. Randy Mullin officiating.

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

Mrs. Kitchens died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Covenant Hospital in Plainview.

She was born Carolyn Rhoads on June 13, 1950, in Haskell. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

On Aug. 30, 1974, she married Joe Kitchens in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Jana Beesinger of Silverton and Heather Davis of Merkle; a son, Brandon Kitchens of Ankeny, Iowa; a brother, Roy Rhoads of Branson, Mo.; a sister, Sue Blankenship of Denton; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Silverton Cemetery Association or to First Baptist Church.

Ruby Lacy

Funeral services for Ruby Lacy, 91, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joe P. Weldon, retired pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Lacy died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born June 8, 1908, in DeLeon. She grew up in Floydada where she attended schools. She moved to Plainview in 1935 and operated the Airport Motel for several years. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Earl Randall Moon of Lubbock; one brother, Jim Kimble of Amarillo; one sister, Mary Winton of Plainview; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Her three husbands, Grady Moon, Norman Waggoner and Randy Lacy, and two sons, Raymond Moon and Richard Moon, are deceased.

Margaret Smith

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Margaret Gayle Smith, 61, of Clarendon, will be at 4 p.m. today in Silverton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jay Stinson and the Rev. Ed Norris officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000 in Memphis, Texas.

She was born Nov. 7, 1938, in Big Spring. She moved to Clarendon from Borger in 1961 and was co-owner of Caprock Floral in Silverton. She was a 4-H leader and a member of Silverton United Methodist Church.

On Aug. 22, 1959, she married Mike Lee Smith in Clarendon.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Bill Smith and Lee Smith, both of Silverton; her mother, Ione Cushing of Clarendon; and two grandchildren.

Mary Blake

SAN ANTONIO - Funeral services for Mary Carol Shook Blake, 75, former Plainview resident, were held July 8, 2000, in San Antonio.

Mrs. Shook died July 6, 2000, after a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Plainview, the daughter of the late Shelly and Ruby Shook and Gail Shook Halsey.

She was a graduate of the University of Texas and a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Blake Sr., of San Antonio; sons, Warren Blake and his wife, Terry, of Massachusetts, and Robert Blake Jr.; and four grandchildren.

Madeline Fullingim

LORENZO - Funeral services for Madeline Fullingim, 85, former Petersburg resident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lorenzo First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Golden of Canadian and the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Fullingim died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Crosbyton Clinic Hospital.

She was born March 13, 1915, in Petersburg. She married E.B. “Bunch” Fullingim on Dec. 20, 1934, in Petersburg. He died April 19, 1986.

She was a member of Lorenzo First Baptist Church, Bible Sunday School Class and a member and founder of Lorenzo Alcohol Anonymous. She was a former member of Lorenzo Eastern Star.

Survivors include a son, Jim Fullingim of Lubbock; one sister, Laverine Martin of San Saba; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

J.T. Haney

MEMPHIS - Graveside services for J.T. Haney, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fairview Cemetery with Tom Posey officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Memphis Funeral Home.

Mr. Haney died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born in Lamar County and had lived in Memphis since 1989.

He was a farmer and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

In 1945 he married Juanita Nutt.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Alfred Lee Haney of Bonham and Billy Wayne Haney of Memphis; two brothers, Charley Wayne Haney of Plainview and Alfred Leon Haney of Hereford; two sisters, Lucille Joplin of Paris and Lena Pearl Tubbs of Granbury; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Fairview Cemetery Association.

Mildred Kinard

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Mildred Kinard, 77, will be at 3 p.m. today in Sanders Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Elizabeth Abraham officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Mausoleum by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kinard died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Floydada. On Aug. 3, 1940, she married J.W. Kinard in Plainview. They moved to Lubbock in 1946. He died Jan. 10, 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Jan Bellotte of Charleston, S.C., and Gloria Jean Kee of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Dorothy Turner of Green Valley, Ariz., and Ferne Anderson of Floydada; a brother, Lawrence Stovall of San Angelo; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer´s Association, South Plains Chapter.

Myrtle Cheek

TULIA - Funeral services for Myrtle Cheek, 77, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church in Happy with the Rev. Paul Burwash, pastor, and the Rev. James Sain, a retired Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery in Wayside by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cheek died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, in Baptist/St. Anthony Hospice in Amarillo.

She was born June 23, 1923, in Roswell, N.M. She moved to Happy and graduated from Happy High School. She attended Draughan´s Business College in Lubbock and returned to help on the family farm. She also worked in the nursery at Calvary Baptist and First Baptist Church in Tulia. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Happy.

On July 10, 1945, she married Noel D. Cheek in Happy. He died June 27, 1967, in Lubbock.

Survivors include a son, Ronnie Cheek of Tulia; one daughter, Mrs. Tom (Dana) Duncan of Ozona; four sisters, Marie Prosser, Evelyn Pearson and Loveta Lowery, all of Amarillo, and Florene Evans of Canyon; three grandchildren, Tracy Duncan, Terri Duncan and Doug Duncan, all of Ozona.

A daughter, Carol Kay Cheek, died in 1950.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.

Martella Graves Fry

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Private memorial services for Martella Graves Fry, 83, were held Saturday in Santa Rosa.

Mrs. Fry died Oct. 15, 2000.

She was born June 8, 1917, in Petersburg. She moved with her family to Lockney where she graduated from high school. She attended West Texas State College in Canyon where she received a degree in art and taught in the Littlefield High School for two years, She was selected WTSC Ex-Student Homecoming Queen in 1941.

She married her second husband, George Fry, on Dec. 6, 1963. They lived in Palo Alto, Calif., for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan and Marta Fry, both of San Francisco, Calif.; a son, David Fry of Virginia; and a brother, Col. James B. Graves, USMC (Retired), of Carlsbad, Calif.

Cards may be sent to Susan Fry, 432 Woodley Place, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95409.

A.R. Stephens

AMARILLO - Graveside services for A.R. Stephens, 83, will be at 2 p.m. today in Llano East Cemetery with the Rev. Walt Ellis officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors.

Mr. Stephens died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born Aug. 15, 1917. After serving with the U.S. Navy during World War II, he moved to Amarillo in 1954.

On Feb. 20, 1946, he married Alta Melson in Carnegie, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Jerry and Angie Stephens, both of Grand Junction, Colo.; Wayne Stephens of Lone Wolf, Okla., Johnny Stephens of Odessa and Mark Stephens of Amarillo; three daughters, Carol Stephens of Amarillo, Janis Hartin of Booneville, Mo., and Linda Prather of Amarillo; three sisters, Winona Ward of Post, Beth Evans of Abernathy and Othello Chandler of Dalhart; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Genoveva Chavez

AUSTIN - Funeral Mass for Genoveva U. Chavez, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in San Jose Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery by Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home.

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

Mrs. Chavez died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000.

Survivors include her children, Mary Diaz of Austin, Marty Alvarado of Dallas, Linda Chavez-Thompson of Washington, D.C., Victor Chavez of Grand Prairie and Janie Cervantez, Phillip Chavez, Tony Chavez and Amy Chavez, all of Austin; brothers and sisters, Martin Ursua of Lubbock, Luciano Ursua of Waco, Julia Chavez of Lubbock and Cresencia Rodriguez of Petersburg; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Genoveva Chavez/San Jose Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 13263, Austin, TX 78711.

Billy Don Crawford Jr.

MANVEL - Funeral services for Billy Don “Donnie” Crawford Jr., 51, former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Jeter Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Gaunt, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alvin, officiating.

Burial will be in Confederate Cemetery in Alvin by Jeter Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Crawford died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 3, 1949, in El Dorado, the son of Evelyn Quattlebaum Crawford and the late Billy Don Crawford Jr.

He was in the trucking business while living in Plainview and moved to Alvin in 1990 where he was a self-employed dump truck operator. He was a Catholic.

On Sept. 14, 1968, he married Betty Planka in Alvin.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Stacie Ann Crawford of Alvin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Don “Dusty” III and Beverly Crawford and James Lancer and Amy Crawford, all of Plainview; his mother, Evelyn Crawford of Alvin; a brother and sister-in-law, David E. and Tony Crawford of Plainview; and his grandchildren, Keila Nicole Crawford, Liberty Danielle Crawford, Dakota Lance Crawford, Dustin Sean Crawford, Mackenzie Clara Crawford and Koby Don Crawford. He was the uncle of Stormy and Cody Crawford and Brandy Marriott, all of Plainview.

His father, Billy Don Crawford Sr., a brother, Donald Wayne Crawford, and a grandson, Perry Sean Crawford, are deceased.

Josefina Lindo

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Josefina Lindo, 65, of Hale Center, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery by Guajardo Funeral Chapels.

A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Lindo died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Wellview. She was a farm laborer. She was a Pentecostal and attended church in Plainview.

She married Doroteo A. Lindo in January 1984 in Oklahoma.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Ralph Espinoza of Lubbock; a daughter, Yolanda Herrera of Plainview; five brothers, Jesse Gloria and Raymond Gloria, both of Altus, Okla., Raul Gloria of Humphreys, Okla., and Richard and Edward Gloria, both of Iowa; three sisters, Rosa Trevino of Humphreys, Juanita Montalbo of Willow, Okla., and Linda Gloria of Mangum, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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