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Dean Allen

OLTON - Memorial services for Granville Dean Allen, 58, will be at 2 p.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Norman Patton, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Panhandle Cemetery with the same pastor officiating. Burial arrangements are by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors in Panhandle.

Mr. Allen died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, in Lubbock.

He was born in 1942 in Briscoe County. He grew up in Panhandle and had lived in Muleshoe before moving to Olton where he lived for 20 years. He was a truck driver, a member of First United Methodist Church in Olton and a collector of antique wagons.

On May 24, 1995, he married Connie Parish in Olton.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Monty Bennett of Canyon; three daughters, Laura Allen of Edinburg, Liz Myrick of Lubbock and Karry Bennett of Pampa; his mother, Faye Allen of Panhandle; a brother, Aubrey Allen of Lynville, Tenn.; a sister, Bonnie Chambless of Horseshoe Bay; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, Drawer K, Olton, TX 79064, or to First Baptist Church, Box 189, Panhandle, TX 79068.

Augusta Jones

HALE CENTER - Graveside services for Augusta Jones, 90, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Plainview, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones died Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home.

She was born July 4, 1909, in Floydada. On June 3, 1934, she married Bence Jones on a farm west of Hale Center. They farmed in Hale County where he had homesteaded in 1902. He died in 1961.

Mrs. Jones was involved in community activities in Cotton Center and Hale Center and was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She was involved in church boards and church conferences and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Plainview. She also had served as a Pink Lady for the Plainview hospital.

Survivors include two sons, Kit McDaniel and his wife, Louise, of Hale Center and H.T. McDaniel and his wife, Betty, of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Randa McDaniel of Plainview and Kaila Blesing and her husband, Rondle, of Ballinger; and two great-grandchildren.

A brother, John P. McColon, and a sister, Maxine Slaton, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Hi-Plains Nursing Home, P.O. Drawer H, Hale Center, TX 79041; or to a favorite charity.

Frebonia Perez

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Frebonia Perez, 56, were at 11 a.m. Friday in Primera Mision Bautista with the Rev. David Caballero and the Rev. Jose Rodriguez officiating.

Burial was in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Perez died Monday, April 3, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born June 25, 1943, in Delia. She moved to Abernathy in 1963 from Mart and was former president of the women´s organization of the Baptist Mission.

On Sept. 7, 1957, she married Ambrosio Perez in Mart.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Ambrosio Perez Jr., and Anselmo, both of Lubbock; four daughters, Delia Garza and Gloria Natal, both of Abernathy, Sylvia Cantu and Debbie Perez, both of Lubbock; her father, Pedro Ogeda Sr., of Abernathy; a brother, Pedro Ogeda Jr., of Seminole; four sisters, Raquel Ybara of Burnette, Lupe Velasquez of Hobbs, N.M., Noberta Salinas and Dolores Lopez, both of Abernathy; and 17 grandchildren.

A daughter, Manuela Perez, died in 1959 and a son, Guadalupe Perez, died in 1962.

James P. Howell

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for James P. Howell, 86, of Lubbock, were at 10 a.m. today in Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Parmer, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Howell died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Hale Center. He graduated from Texas Tech and was retired from the U.S. Army.

On Sept. 30, 1946, he married Norma Ruth Hennig in Matador. She died Dec. 22, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, James W. Howell of San Angelo and Doug Howell of Lubbock; three daughters, Nancy Hubbard and Virginia Dehart, both of Lubbock and Helen Graves of Austin; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Stephen Hubbard, died Dec. 20, 1996.

Linda H. Sassman

VICTORIA - Funeral services for Linda H. Sassman, 61, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Shumburger, officiating.

Cremation arrangements are by Colonial Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held in Plainview at a later date.

Mrs. Sassman died Monday, July 10, 2000.

She was born Nov. 4, 1938. She was office manager for the County of Victoria and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Avril Sassman; a son, Kelly Herod of Denver, Colo.; two stepsons, Stephen Sassman and David Sassman, both of Port Lavaca; a stepdaughter, Nancy Salter of Austin; her mother, Lois Young Culp of Plainview; two sisters, Carolyn Condon of Austin and Pat Smith of Horseshoe Bay; a stepbrother, Joel Culp of Plainview; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Victoria Symphony, First Baptist Church or to favorite charity.

Roger Smith

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Roger Smith, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Sunset Church of Christ with Ken Jones and David Hanson officiating.

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

Mr. Smith died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Rising Star where he grew up and attended schools. He graduated from Rising Star High School and attended Texas Tech from 1938 to 1942 and lettered in football.

He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He played football with the Army Air Force at the Lubbock Army Airfield, Randolph Field and Air Transport Command in Nashville, Tenn. He was service all-American second team.

He returned to Tech in 1946, was co-captain of the Red Raider Football team and graduated that same year.

He coached football at Tulia High School for three years and in 1952 moved to Seminole as manager for Pioneer Natural Gas. In 1957 he moved to Lubbock and worked in the irrigation and later the engineering departments of Energas, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ and Texas Tech Ex-Letterman´s Association.

On July 31, 1943, he married Jeffie Powell in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Charles Bechtold of Plainview and Sue and Don Haberer of Earth; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Roger Gary and Kathy Smith of Cedar Crest, N.M.; a sister, Geneva Miller of Mayfield Heights, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Staci and Chris Haberer and Michael Bechtold.

The family suggests memorials to the Roger Smith Endowment Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o the Texas Tech Athletic Department; or the Joe Arrington Cancer Center.

Genoveva Garcia
ABERNATHY - Funeral services for Genoveva Garcia, 75, are pending with Guajardo Funeral Chapels in Lubbock.

Mrs. Garcia died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000.

Bill Glasscock

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Billy Ray Glasscock, 67, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Cecil Golden, interim pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Glasscock died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Mangold Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 10, 1932, in Lavon, the son of the late Thomas Alvin and Grace Naomie Wingo Glasscock. He moved from Copeville to Slaton in 1934 and attended schools in Slaton. He moved to Anton in 1945 and graduated from Anton High School in 1950. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. In 1968, he moved to Lockney and farmed.

He retired from farming in 1990 and was an insurance salesman for Mission Life and a volunteer worker with Hospice.

He had been a member of Mangold Memorial Hospital Board since 1997, a member of the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District #1 Board from 1986-1990, and was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Lockney Masonic Lodge and First Baptist Church.

On Sept. 17, 1951, he married Nell Reep in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Lanny and Holly Glasscock of Ada, Okla.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Allen Carpenter of San Angelo and Jan Weir of Richardson; a brother, Thomas Doyle Glasscock of Odessa; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Longhorn Booster Club, c/o Lockney High School, 410 S.W. Fourth, Lockney, TX 79241, or to a favorite charity.

Lorene O. Gunter

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Lorene O. Gunter, 81, will be at 2 p.m. today in Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel with Dr. Larry Payne, pastor of Coulter Road Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.

Mrs. Gunter died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000.

She was born in Shamrock and had been a longtime resident of Amarillo. She had worked as a switchboard operator for the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Amarillo and transferred to Oklahoma City to work in government communications. She returned to Amarillo in 1981.

She was a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Callie Combest of Amarillo; a brother, Uil Gunter of Olton; and a special friend, May Tippin of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch and Affiliates, 600 W. 11th Ave., Amarillo, TX. 79105-9985.

Reginald Landrum

Funeral services for Reginald Landrum, 97, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home in Lockney.

Mr. Landrum died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000.

Jesse Rivas III

Graveside services for Jesse Thomas Jeremy Rivas Jr. III, one-day-old son of Melissa Jimenez and Jesse Rivas Jr., were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in Plainview Memorial Park Babyland with the Rev. Gerard Kenney, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Lemons Funeral Home.

The infant was born Jan. 2, 2000. He died Jan. 3, 2000, in UMC in Lubbock.

Survivors include his parents; his grandparents, Gloria and Jesse Rivas Sr., Tommy Jimenez and Dalia Olivera, all of Plainview, and great-grandparents, Emelio and Carmen Jimenez, Alida Estrada and Emelio Estrada, all of Plainview, and Chon and Juana Ybarra of Pecos.

Pallbearers were Cruz Vasquez and Felix Sifuentes.

Reta Samples

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Reta Samples, 96, were at 10 a.m. today in Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Dickerson, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Llano Cemetery by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Samples died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000.

She was born in Celeste and had lived in Amarillo for 68 years. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the Joy Club.

In 1929, she married Charles H. Samples in Lockney. He is deceased.

Survivors include two sons, Charles L. Samples of Bowie and Ted R. Samples of Lockney; a daughter, Jody Wise of Carrollton; a sister, Maurine Cathey of Stonewall; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Howard Martin

CLOVIS, N.M. - Funeral services for Howard Vinson Martin, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester O´Brien and the Rev. Kenney Dickerson, officiating.

Burial will be in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.

Mr. Martin died Wednesday, March 15, 2000.

He was born in Petersburg and attended school in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He graduated from Erick High School in Erick, Okla., and moved to Clovis in 1939. He worked as a bookkeeper for Clovis National Bank.

He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II after after the war he returned to Clovis to work at the Clovis National Bank. He was named executive vice president in 1961 and retired in 1982.

He was a director for the bank and later for Sunwest Bank. He was chairman of the Llano Estacado Study Group of the American Institute of Banking and chairman of the agriculture committee and a member of the executive committee of New Mexico Bankers Association.

He also served on the board of regents of Eastern New Mexico University, the advisory board of the ENMU Clovis campus, was president of the Greyhound Boosters Club and co-chaired the fund drive for construction of Greyhound Stadium.

He was a member and past president of the Clovis Lions Club, Clovis Chamber of commerce and the chamber´s agribusiness committee. He was a deacon at Central Baptist Church, on the board of Deacons, past president of New Mexico Men´s Brotherhood and was on the board of Baptist Foundation of New Mexico.

His first wife, Gertrude Winkler Martin, is deceased.

Survivors include his wife, Devota Kincaid Martin; a son, Dr. Tom Martin of Hobbs; a stepson, Howard Lewis Kincaid; a stepdaughter, Shirley Miller of DeSoto; four brothers, Joe Martin of Plainview, Lynn Martin of Clovis, R.V. Martin of Cold Springs and Glenn Martin of Las Vegas, Nev.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 301 E. Snyder, Hobbs, NM 88240.

Myrtle Ramsey

TULIA - Graveside services for Myrtle Ramsey, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Guenther, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, and the Rev. Rusty Gray, pastor of Tulia Christian Fellowship, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ramsey died at 11:52 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 13, 1911, in Bonham. She grew up in Bonham and Dallas and lived in Royce City, Vernon, Hart and Plainview before moving to Tulia in 1955. She had worked for Tulia Steam Laundry. She was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church.

On Dec. 20, 1928, she married L.B. Clark. He died Nov. 19, 1975. She married Slim Ramsey on June 19, 1980. He died Dec. 19, 1983.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Gid and Delores Kell of Boise City, Okla,. and Betty Elkins of Fort Worth; a daughter-in-law, Melba Clark of Tulia; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A son, Fred Clark, is deceased.

Bennie R. Roberts Sr.

CARLSBAD, N.M. - Funeral services for Bennie R. Roberts Sr., 69, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in West Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. D. Michael Lee, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park by West Funeral Home.

Mr. Roberts died Wednesday, March 15, 1999, in Lakeside Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Quahah, the son of the late Jack and Anna Mae Roberts. He grew up in Texas where he received his education. After his marriage to Velma Berneice “Necie” Roberts, he moved to Plainview and worked for Cloverlake Dairy and Plains Welding Supply. He moved to Carlsbad in 1974 and worked for T&S Auto. He later retired due to health reasons. His wife died Nov. 5, 1987.

Survivors include three sons, Joel Roberts of Carlsbad, Ben Roberts of Austin and Mike Roberts of California; five daughters, Sherry Wilson and Becky Jensen, both of Carlsbad, Sue McMillon of Plainview, Carol Haynes of Artesia and Leslie Roberts of Dallas; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 8 a.m. until service time.

John Bell

MARBLE FALLS - Graveside services for John Allen Bell, 86, of Horseshoe Bay, former Plainview and Lubbock resident, were at 11 a.m. today in Lakeland Hills Memorial Park near Marble Falls.

Burial arrangements were by Edgar Funeral Home.

Mr. Bell died Friday, March 24, 2000.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Nancy Lawrence of Molokai, Hawaii, and Jane Marshall and her husband, Phillip, of Lubbock; a sister, Ruth Nunn of Portland, Ore.; and several grandchildren.

Lillian England

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Lillian England, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Rowland officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. England died Sunday, March 26, 2000, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 11, 1909, in Drasco. She moved to Hale Center in 1948 and farmed for many years.

She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church. She visited shut-ins until she was no longer able.

On Sept. 28, 1938, she married Jim England in Runnels County. He died April 23, 1959.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Carlene and Bill Kirby of Plainview.

The family will receive friends at 1201 Broadway in Plainview.

Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity.

Pat Frizzell

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Pat Frizzell, 58, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Hartman, with Covenant Health Systems in Lubbock and the Rev. Harold Abney, officiating.

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

Mrs. Frizzell died early today, Monday, March 27, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 7, 1941, in Pampa, the daughter of the late Bill and Sue Young Crisp. She graduated from Lockney High School in 1960 and moved to Lockney from the Lone Star Community in 1975.

On Dec. 20, 1958, she married David B. Frizzell in Lone Star.

She was a homemaker and co-owner of The Basket Case, where her painted crafts were sold, and she and her husband owned T.A.L.A. Kennels.

She was a member of First Baptist Church where she had been a teacher for the Ruth Sunday School Class for 25 years.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Phil Cotham and Julie and Johnny Dorman, all of Lockney; a son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Christy Frizzell of Lockney; five grandchildren, Todd and Landon Cotham, April and Amber Dorman and Kylie Frizzell, all of Lockney; and her mother-in-law, Lucille Frizzell of Lockney.

The family suggests memorials to the Pat Frizzell Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First National Bank, P.O. Box 308, Lockney, TX 79241.

Charlsue Westbrook

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Graveside services for Charlsue Murry Westbook, 91, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Arkadelphia. Local arrangements are by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home in Hale Center.

Mrs. Westbrook died Friday, March 24, 2000, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born Oct. 14, 1908, the daughter of the late C.B. and Fairy Lee Murry. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia and a former member of the Ladies Missionary Society, a member of the Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution and an original member of the Duplicate Bridge Club.

Her husband, Bartley Allen Westbrook, is deceased.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy Sue and Dub Sheets of Plainview; three nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Myra Duvall

Funeral services for Myra Duvall, 74, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Drew Travis, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Duvall died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She as born Jan. 6, 1926, in Big Spring. She graduated from high school in Long Beach, Calif., and moved to Plainview from Lubbock in 1959. She returned to Lubbock in July of this year.

While living in Plainview she was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Covenant Hospital Auxiliary and had been credit manager for Zale´s Jewelry in this area for many years.

On Jan. 14, 1960, she married Joseph Robert “Dutch” Duvall in Amarillo. He died Oct. 30, 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Paula Moore of Lubbock; a brother, Floyd King of Long Beach; two grandchildren, John Moore of Temple and Robbie George of Lubbock; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church from 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church.

Ora Isbell

SILVERTON - Graveside services for Ora Lee Gregg Isbell, 87, of Albuquerque, N.M., former Silverton area resident, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Silverton Cemetery.

Local arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Isbell died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in Albuquerque.

She was born April 28, 1913. On Nov. 12, 1934, she married Andy Isbell. He is deceased.

Survivors include a two sons, Bob Isbell of Grand Junction, Colo., and Glen Isbell of Montrose, Colo.; a daughter, Charlene Smith of Albuquerque; one sister, Eunice Townley of Oklahoma City, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Bill Boling of Silverton is a nephew.

A sister, Marie Boling, died in 1994.

Ludwig Rieken

OVERTON - Funeral services for Ludwig “Jiggs” Rieken, 83, of Arp, were at 11 a.m. today in Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kay Alewine officiating.

Burial will be in Mason Cemetery in Arp.

Mr. Rieken died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 8, 1917, in Lubbock County. He had lived in Abernathy most of his life and also lived in Arp for several years. He had farming interests and sold real estate and insurance in Lubbock County for 20 years.

On Dec. 27, 1941, he married Unita Beaty in Lubbock. He attended Arp First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Cliff Rieken of Arp and Gary Rieken of Abernathy; a brother, Reiner Rieken of New Deal; and five grandchildren.

Oleta Winters

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for Oleta Newton Winters, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hammons Funeral Home Chapel with Eric Dickey officiating.

Burial will be in the Anton Cemetery by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Winters died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Levelland Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Rochester. She moved to County Line in 1922 and to Littlefield in 1973. She owned and operated several cafes in the surrounding area. She was a member of Crescent Park Church of Christ in Littlefield.

In 1936, she married Marvin “Boots” Newton in Clovis, N.M. He died May 30, 1982.

Survivors include a son, Gary Newton of Littlefield; a brother, Rupert Allen of Abernathy; a sister, Leota Clark of Anton; two grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A grandson is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Littlefield EMS.


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