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Emily Delle Bechtold

Funeral services for Emily Delle Bechtold, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bechtold died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Emily Delle Jones on July 17, 1922, in Plainview. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1940 and from Lippert´s Business College. She had worked at the old Plainview Hospital as a bookkeeper and during World War II she worked for United Gas & Pipeline in Shreveport, LA. She returned to Plainview and worked as an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone, retiring in 1950.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, was with the National Youth Administration for two and a half years and had been a Sunday school teacher. She was a former member of PTA and Plainview Band Boosters.

On Jan. 2, 1948, she married Louis Fredric Bechtold Jr. He died Feb. 26, 1994.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Judy Bechtold and Freddie and Susan Bechtold, all of Plainview; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert F. and Frankie Jones of Mesquite; a sister-in-law, Ella Mae Jones of Plainview; and four grandchildren, Jeromy Dale Bechtold, Fredric Keith Bechtold, Michael Bechtold and Zachary Bechtold.

The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch or to Boy Scout Troop 250, 2308 W. Fifth, Plainview, TX 79072.

Robert Hunt

Funeral services for Robert Hunt, 59, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Hunt died at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
 

Glenn Pool

Funeral services for Glenn Pool, 83, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Pool died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home in Hale Center.

Raymond Ragle

Funeral services for Raymond Ragle, 92, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Ragle died at 3:20 a.m. today, May 31, 2000, in Mangold Memorial Hospital In Lockney.

Gerald J. Thompson

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Gerald J. Thompson, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Paramount Terrace Christian Church.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery by N.S. Griggs & Sons Funeral Directors.

Mr. Thompson died Sunday, May 28, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born in Clovis, N.M.. He graduated from Melrose, N.M. High School in 1955 and attended Eastern New Mexico State University. He worked for the Melrose Rural Electric Co-op for five years and was foreman for Southwestern Public Service for 20 years.

He was an active Sunday school member at Paramount Terrace Christian Church for 10 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Stewart of Amarillo and Kim McPherson of Lubbock; his mother, Edith Thompson of Amarillo; two aunts, Zula Carlton and Dona Burge, both of Plainview; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Pain Institute at Texas Tech University or to a favorite charity.

His father, Gabe Thompson, died in 1988, and a brother, Granvile Thompson, died in 1983.

Birdie Cleo Fox

Funeral services for Birdie Cleo Fox, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and Jack McClung, chaplain at Prairie House Living Center, officiating.

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

Mrs. Fox died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, in the emergency room at Covenant Hospital.

She was born July 17, 1916, in Waco. She graduated from Abilene High School and McMurry University and did graduate studies at Denver University.

She taught school at Stanton and Olton before moving to Plainview in 1942 from Canyon. She was head of the business department at Plainview High School and taught shorthand, bookkeeping and typing.

She was a Distinguished Life Member of the Society of Business Educators, a life member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and an associate member of the Sheriff´s Association of Texas. She was a 50-year member of First United Methodist Church where she taught third and fourth grade Sunday school classes. She was a past member and officer of the Woman´s Club of Plainview and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile and a past member of Pink Ladies.

On April 16, 1949, she married Girard Fox in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Adin R. Batson of Corpus Christi; a brother, William Elmer Crabtree of Nashville, Tenn.; and two granddaughters, Breanna and Danelle Batson, both of Corpus Christi.

Adeline Kemp

OLTON - Funeral services for Adeline Kemp, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kyle Streun, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Kemp died at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Running Water Draw Care Center.

She was born Feb. 1, 1914, in Holdenville, Okla. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a homemaker.

On Jan. 9, 1937, she married Jim Kemp in Madera, Calif. He died in 1997.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Young of Olton and Judy King of Amarillo; three brothers, Herschell Carson, Raymon Carson and Harold Dean Carson, all of Olton; a sister, Pauline Coleman of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Olton Ambulance Association, Box Q, Olton, TX 79064; the Running Water Draw Care Center, Box 409, Olton, TX 79064; or to a favorite charity.

Aubrey Rogers

HEREFORD - Graveside services for Aubrey “Buddy” Rogers, 63, will be at 3 p.m. today in West Park Cemetery with the Rev. Nathan Hopson, pastor of United Pentecostal Church of Pampa, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Gilliland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mr. Rogers died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Hereford.

He was born May 1, 1937, in Spur. He moved to Deaf Smith County in 1947 from Lamesa and from 1960 until 1962, served with the U.S. Army. He was a retired truck driver. He was a Baptist and a charter member of the Hereford Elks Lodge.

On June 29, 1959, he married Nan Murrell in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a son, A. Wayne Rogers of Plainview; a daughter, Amy Rogers of Amarillo; a sister, Mary F. Cox of Plano; and a grandson.

The family suggests memorials to Deaf Smith County Juvenile Youth Home.

Mildred Bradley

FRIONA - Funeral services for Mildred Bradley, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in 6th Street Church of Christ with Leon Talley, minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Friona Cemetery by Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bradley died Monday, May 8, 2000, in Clovis, N.M.

She was born in Chicaksha, Okla. and moved to Clovis five years ago from Friona, where she had lived for 14 years. She was a homemaker and member of 6th Street Church of Christ.

She married Claude W. Bradley in 1935 in Eldorado, Okla. He died in 1991.

Surviving are two daughters, Doris White of Friona and Betty McPherson of Clovis, N.M.; four sons, Donald Bradley of Plainview, Gary Bradley of Lubbock, and Marshall Bradley and Floyd Bradley, both of Melrose, N.M.; three sisters, Francis Sellers of Olustee, Okla., Faye Lewis of Tahoka and Lorene Stidd of Adena, Ohio; two brothers, Verdell Carmichael of Cleveland and Bill Carmichael of Citrus Heights, Calif; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Charles H. Culpepper

Memorial services for Charles H. Culpepper, 76, were held in First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C. on April 26, 2000. 

Mr. Culpepper died Thursday, April 20, 2000.

He was born in Hopkins County, on Aug. 17, 1923, moved to Plainview at an early age and graduated from Plainview High School in 1941. He attended Wayland Baptist College and graduated from the Army Air Force Pilot School in Frederick, Okla., in 1944. He flew 35 combat missions as a pilot/commander of B-24 bombers based in Italy and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross among other decorations.

During the Korean War, he served as an intelligence specialist in Europe, which led to a permanent position with the CIA. He later was appointed to a senior position in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he remained until his retirement in 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Lorina Culpepper of Hendersonville, N.C.; twin sons, David Culpepper of Fredricksburg, Va., and Barry Culpepper of Alexandria, Va.; a brother Joe Culpepper, of Plainview; a sister Josie Daniel of Cleburne; and two grandsons, Charles Culpepper and David Culpepper.

Doris Harris

FAIRMOUNT - Graveside services for Doris M. Arnold Harris, 78, of San Angelo will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Clinton Eastman officiating.

Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harris died Monday, May 9, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Rehabilitaion Center.

She was born March 16, 1922, in Midian, Kan. She married Benjamin D. Harris May 27, 1944, in Monahans. She was a certified nurse´s aide at Baptist Memorial Rehabilitaion Center for more than 22 years before retiring. She had been a resident of San Angelo since 1929.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Benny Dale Jr. and Terry, both of San Angelo, and Gary of Olton; two daughters, Sandra Swan and Debra Lynch, both of San Angelo; a sister, Lois Baggett of San Angelo; and 10 grandchildren.

Bobbie Ruth Turner

ELKINS, Ark - Funeral services for Bobbie Ruth Turner, 72, who had relatives in the Plainview area, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in McCord Church with the Rev. Lynville Eaton officiating.

Burial will be in McCord Cemetery by Moore´s Chapel in Fayetteville.

Mrs. Turner died Monday, May 8, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 2, 1928, at Anna Rose, Texas, the daughter of the late Clyde John and Gladys Kelly Cobb Roberts. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Elkins.

Four husband, Homer Ray Braswell, Glen Carroll, Howard Pollock and Carslin Turner, are deceased.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Ann Cornelius of Elkins and Jessie Ruth Frazier of Fayetteville; six sons, Michael Ray Braswell of Fayetteville, Bobby Jim Braswell, George Allen Braswell, Gary Wayne Braswell, Joe Glen Pollock and Don Richard Pollock, all of Elkins; one brother, John Morgan Clyde Roberts of Mathis; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Keeton

ABILENE - Funeral services for Dorothy Lou Bingham Keeton, 85, were held Tuesday in Abilene.

Burial was in Terrace Cemetery in Post by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

Mrs. Keeton died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in an Abilene hospital.

She was born April 30, 1915, in Comanche County where she grew up and attended school. She lived in Post and Lubbock before moving to Abilene in 1992.

She was a homemaker and member of First Church of the Nazarene in Post where she served as choir director.

On Dec. 17, 1932, she married Lester L. Keeton in Post. He died Feb. 10, 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Wallace of Abilene; a sister, Jewel Rogers of Abernathy; and a grandchild.

A daughter, Barbara McDaniel, died in 1971.

The family suggests memorials to First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 1389 Vine St., Abilene, TX 79602.

Manuela Anchando

ROGERS - Funeral Mass for Manuela Anchando, 75, will be held today in St. Matthews Catholic Church with the Rev. Larry Heimsoth officiating.

Burial will be in North Belton Cemetery in Belton by Sheffield Funeral Home of Rogers.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Anchando died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Plainview.

She was born Manuela Castillo in Macdona. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Her husband, Frank Anchando Sr., died in 1974.

Survivors include three sons, Henry Anchando of Illinois, Paul Anchando and Jesse Anchando, both of Rogers; six daughters, Sunday Alvarado of Plainview, Manuela Alcozer of Belton, Frances DeLaRosa of Sebastian, Jane Barron Pena of Alvin, Mary Stoffel of Rogers, and Pauline Barela of Fort Worth; six sisters, April Evans, Candice Deleon, Pauline Castillo, Mary Reyes, Margaret Castillo and Janie Chevaria; three brothers, Manuel Castillo, Johnnie Castillo and Domingo Castillo; 34 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Robert Nava Jr.

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Robert Nava Jr., 31, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Tello Jr., and the Rev. Cleta Eldridge officiating.

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. today in the Fellowship of Faith.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by White Funeral Home of Idalou.

Mr. Nava died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, in Petersburg.

He was born June 25, 1969, in Lockney, the son of Robert and Helen Pena Nava. He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1988 and attended South Plains College for one year. He went to San Marcos and joined the Job Corps. After leaving San Marcos, he returned to Lubbock where he lived for eight years and moved to Petersburg in 1998.

He drove a module truck for the gin at Petersburg.

He was a member of Fellowship of Faith where he was involved in the Praise Team.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Rogelio Nava of Petersburg; four sisters, Adriana Torres of Abernathy, Claudia Mata of Lubbock, Belen Rocha and Patricia Nava, both of Houston; and his grandparents, Maria Nava of Petersburg and Raymond and Jessica Rodriguez of Robstown.

The body will be at Fellowship of Faith Church until 9 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to Children´s Miracle Foundation.

Elvin E. Pruitt Jr.

HEREFORD - Memorial services for Elvin E. Pruitt Jr., 67, former Plainview resident, will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mr. Pruitt died Thursday, June 1, 2000.

He was born in Pittsburg, Kan. He worked as a mill operator for Hi-Pro Feeds and moved from Plainview to Deaf Smith County in 1992.

He served with the U.S. Army.

In 1966, he married Bonnie Abney in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Jimmy Burns of Alice, Paul Burns and Elvin Pruitt III, both of Hereford, Jesse Burns of Kress and Patrick Pruitt of Plainview; a daughter, Kristy Pruitt of Hereford; a sister, Shirley Munson of Lathrop, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

Joyce Loretta Leavelle

AMARILLO - Memorial services for Joyce Loretta Leavelle, 71, of Houston, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rosewood Funeral Home Chapel in Humble.

Burial will be in Rosewood Mausoleum.

Mrs. Leavelle died Thursday, June 1, 2000, in Houston.

She had been a longtime resident of Amarillo before moving to Houston in 1960. She had worked for the Amarillo Globe-News, Pacific Finance and First National Bank of Amarillo.

She was a member of the West Amarillo Church of Christ and a charter member of Forest Hill Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, James E. “Gene” Leavelle; four daughters, Judy Key, Jan Leavelle and Jackie Gabbart, all of Austin, and Janie Tanner of Huffman; a son, James E. “Jim” Leavelle II; two sisters, Gladys Bedwell of Plainview and Roxie Thomasson of Clyde; and 10 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Berean Children´s Home of Albany, La.; Hospice at the Texas Medical Center of Houston; or to Westbury Christian School in Houston.

James Davison Carr

AMARILLO - Private memorial services for James Davison Carr, 43. Cremation arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mr. Carr died Wednesday, May 31, 2000.

He was born in Huntsville, Ala. He received an associate degree in radiologic technology in 1986 from South Plains College and a bachelor´s degree in nursing at West Texas State University in 1993.

He was an emergency room and trauma director at the Hereford Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife; eight children, Van Gregory and Parker Gregory, both of Austin, Quay Moran of Plainview, Martine Gregory of San Antonio and Spirit Gregory, Canyon Gregory, Rio Gregory and Quisueya Gregory, all of Lubbock; his mother, Marilyn Carr of Amarillo; a brother, Kevin Carr of Amarillo; three sisters, Barbara Karpen of Centerville, Iowa, Becca Betty of Rowlett and Kristen Davis of Amarillo; and three grandchildren.

Rev. Aubrey L. Hurt

CORONA, Calif. - Funeral services for the Rev. Aubrey L. Hurt, 75, former Plainview resident, were at 11:30 a.m. today in Thomas Miller Mortuary Chapel.

Arrangements were by Thomas Miller Mortuary.

The Rev. Hurt died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in Gerber, Calif.

He was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Oklahoma. He moved with his family to Plainview in 1930 where he grew up and attended schools. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and, after his discharge, lived in California where he studied for the ministry. He has pastored the El Cerrito Foursquare Gospel Church for the last 20 years and had pastored churches in California since the 1950s.

He and his wife, Irene, were married more than 50 years ago in Los Angeles.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Laura Penry, Paula Robertson, Reita Doran and Nita Comer, all of California; a son, Robert Hurt, of California; two brothers, Perry Hurt of Plainview and Bobby Hurt of Stratford; three sisters, Joan Cox and Lena Bell Hurt, both of Plainview, and Erma Carroll of Houston; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ruby Morris

HAPPY - Funeral services for Ruby Naomi Holt Morris, 74, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Brooks Chapel with the Rev. Randy Lawson, pastor of the Church of God in Plainview, and Bill Holt officiating.

Burial will be in Happy Cemetery by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Morris died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, in Amarillo.

She was born May 14, 1926, the daughter of the late Fred and Wilma Edmonds Holt, in Happy. She worked at Neblett Clinic in Canyon for 15 years, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed art and gardening and was a member of First Baptist Church.

In 1945, she married Orvel William Morris in Little Rock, Ark. He died in 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Sue Morris Backus of Dumas; seven sons, Orvel Don Morris Jr. of Tulia, Fred Hamilton Morris of Grand Island, Neb., Virgle Dean Morris of Enochs, Roger Evans Morris of Portville, N.Y., and Delbert Glen Morris, Vernon Darnell Morris and Neal James Morris, all of Plainview; a brother, Bill Holt of Amarillo; a sister, Freddie Owens of Wichita, Kan.; 31 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials to BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176.

Viewing will be from 5-8 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Directors.

Maggie Robinson

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Maggie Robinson, 72, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Living Vine Worship Center with the Rev. Ray Hamlin, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Peaceful Garden Memorial Park by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Robinson died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born March 16, 1928, in Inola, Okla. She moved to Plainview and worked for Teague Pharmacy until her retirement. She moved to Lubbock in 1994.

She was a member of College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview.

On March 24, 1964, she married Ben Robinson in Plainview. He died in 1992.

Survivors include a son, Jackie Schoonvelt of Levelland; a daughter, Carla Torres of Lubbock; two sisters, Etta Pryor of Joplin, Mo., and Jessie Lawson of Ontario, Calif.; a brother, Leonard Duncan of Denison; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association. Family members will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home.

Wilma Gene Evans

Funeral services for Wilma Gene Evans, 71, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Seth Ward Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Ritter, minister, and Jack McClung, chaplain of Prairie House Living Center, officiating.

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

Mrs. Evans died at 8:11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in the emergency room of Covenant Hospital.

She was born Oct. 14, 1929, in Rising Star. She moved to Plainview in 1944 from Tell and had worked as a kitchen hostess at First Baptist Church until retiring in 1989. She was a member of Seth Ward Baptist Church.

On May 20, 1945, she married Lonnie Evans in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Carmaleta Hooten of Plainview; a son, Arlen Evans of Plainview; one sister, Nina Sanders of Floydada; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Sanders, Shane Hooten, Lonnie Dale Evans, Kit Pinkerton, Bobby Craddock and Richard Adame.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer of the American Diabetes Association.

Mikie Griego

Funeral services for Mikie Griego, 18-month-old son of Abel and Araceli Griego, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Santos Rodriguez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Date Street Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

The child died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000.

He was born Feb. 11, 1999, in Plainview.

Survivors include his parents; one brother, Abel Lee Griego Jr., of Plainview; and his grandparents, Frank R. and Senayda Griego and Sara Sauceda, all of Plainview.

Richard Mills

Funeral services for Richard “Ricky” Mills, 42, of Slaton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in St. Paul´s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gerald Boerger, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Mills died Friday, Oct. 21, 2000, in Slaton.

He was born Sept. 6, 1958, in Clovis, N.M. He attended schools in Hale Center and Plainview and worked for W&R Welding in Brownfield for 16 years. He was employed by B&C Gin Supply.

Survivors include four daughters, Wendy Mills of Johnson, Kan., Sandee Mills and Mandee Mills, both of Brownfield, and Lexi Lynn Mills of Levelland; one son, Travis Mills of Irving; his father, Henry T. “Red” Bevill; and his mother and stepfather, Katherine and Dale McDonald of Plainview.

Jason A. Phillips

WEATHERFORD - Funeral services for Jason Allen Phillips, 19, will be at 2 p.m. today in New Life Community Church.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Plainview Memorial Park by Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Phillips died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Weatherford.

He was born March 17, 1981, in Fort Worth. He attended school in Garner and Millsap and was employed as a lathe operator. He was a member of New Life Community Church.

Survivors include his father, Montie Phillips of Weatherford; his mother and stepfather, Betty and Jim Stanford of Plainview; a brother, Shawn Phillips of Plainview; half-brothers, Roy Clyde “Phil” Phillips of Oklahoma and Gary Phillips of Oklahoma; a sister, Denise Reznicek of Bellville; and his grandmother, LaNell Jones and her husband, Alvin, of Mineral Wells.

The family suggests memorials to Kingdom Wishes, c/o Harvest Christian Fellowship in Plainview or to New Life Community Church.


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