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Jimmie L. Armstrong

PORTALES - Funeral services for Jimmie L. Armstrong, 57, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Scott P. Reeves officiating.

Burial will be in Portales Cemetery by Wheeler Mortuary with the VFW providing veteran´s honors.

Mr. Armstrong died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 2, 1943, in Amherst. He grew up in Eastern New Mexico. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1961 and served 12 years. He was a diver for several years, and had helped in the recovery of one of the Apollo spacecrafts.

He served three tours in Vietnam and when he no longer was able to be active as a diver, he became a cook. His last assignment was as ship´s cook on a submarine. After his discharge in 1973, he started working as a truck driver and began driving for Wal-Mart in 1995, working out of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Plainview.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 9515 in Portales, enjoyed music and dancing and cooking for large groups.

On Oct. 28, 1989, he and his wife, Glenda, married in Albuquerque.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Juanice Armstrong of Visalia, Calif., Correna Salisbury of Charlotte, N.C., Tina Armstrong of Yuma, Ariz., and Felicia Perry of Portales; three sisters, Dorothy Faye Kingston of Tucumcari, N.M., Ruthie Kirk of Hutto and Joen Rutherford of Virginia; and eight grandchildren.

His parents, Ennis May and Charles Gobel Armstrong, and a brother, C.W. Armstrong, are deceased.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends, neighbors and all of the Wal-Mart Associates and trucker friends.

Josh Chester

SUDAN - Funeral services for Josh Chester, 20, will be at 3 p.m. today in Sudan High School Auditorium with the Rev. Jack Stone, pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Muleshoe, officiating.

Burial will be in Sudan Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home.

Mr. Chester died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000.

He was born Aug. 14, 1980, in Amherst and had lived in Sudan all his life. He was a member of the 4-H Club and earned a Reserve State Champion in Halter Events, was manager of the Sudan Hornet football team and a member of First Assembly of God Church where he sang in the church choir. He was manager for the 7-Up Ranch.

Survivors include his parents, Curtis and Shelley Chester of Sudan; two brothers, Chad Chester of Lubbock and Zack Chester of Levelland; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bob Hargrove and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Chester, all of Sudan; and his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Sedgwick of Kress and Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Chester of Sudan.

The family suggests memorials to First Assembly of God Life Center, 521 S. 1st, Muleshoe, TX 79347.

Judd Donnell

SILVERTON - Graveside services for Judd Donnell, 86, of Dodge City, Kan., former Silverton resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Silverton Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Mullin, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Donnell died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, in Dodge City.

He was born April 7, 1914, in Silverton, the son of the late William Calvin and Cora Smithee Donnell. He married Maxine Allred on Nov. 13, 1937, in Plainview and they ranched near Las Vegas, Nev., until moving to Umbarger in 1988. She died Jan. 13, 1992. He moved to Dodge City, Kan., in 1995. He was a retired rancher.

Survivors include a son, Steve Donnell of Dodge City; two daughters, Janice J. Keys and Karen K. McMains, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Manuela Bosquez

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Manuela Guerrero Bosquez, 66, will be at 2 p.m. today in St. Laurence Cathedral.

Arrangement are by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors.

Rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Monday in Memorial Chapel at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bosquez died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000 in Amarillo.

She was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Beeville. She moved to Brownfield area in 1953 and lived near Plainview until 1956 when she moved to Edmonson. In 1981, she moved to Amarillo. She had provided foster homes since 1985 and touched the lives of more than 00 foster children.

On Jan. 6, 1934, she married Jesus Bosquez in Beeville.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Jesse and Mary Lou Bosquez of San Marcos, David and Mary Bosquez of Plainview, Abel and Nancy Bosquez and Joe and Vicki Bosquez, all of Amarillo; two daughters and a son-in-law, Diana and Raymond Soto of Abilene and Anna Marie Bosquez of Amarillo; three sisters, Alicia Torres of Pharr, Eloisa Barrera of Beeville and Elena Hernandez of Kermin, Calif.; a foster son, Albert Castillo; a foster daughter, Amber Castillo; six brothers, Rudolfo Guerrero of Kermin; Arthur, Robert and George Guerrero, all of Houston, and Eliazar and Edward Guerrero, both of Beeville.

David Cecil Garvin

EASTLAND - Funeral services for David Cecil Garvin, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Christian Church in Paducah.

Burial will be in Cee Vee Cemetery by Edwards Funeral Home.

Mr. Garvin died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000.

He farmed in the Cee Vee community and was a member of the Civil Conservation Corps during World War II, assisting in installing electrical wiring in Carlsbad Caverns.

He also was a school bus driver, worked as a school custodian, and worked at the Gulf and Phillips 66 service stations while living in Childress.

He moved to Floydada in 1952 and worked for the TNM&O Bus Co., as a driver, retiring with more than 20 years of service.

He lived in Weatherford and Pilot Point before moving to Eastland where he had lived the last two and one-half years. he was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and sang in a quartet with his three brothers as a young man.

Survivors include his wife, Louise, of Granbury; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Billy Joe Cross of Plainview and Pam and Ronnie White of Eastland; two sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip and Marion Garvin of Paducah and Paul and Margaret Garvin of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Lloyd Garvin of Lubbock and Alonzo Garvin of Paris, Texas; two sisters, Margaret Sayles of Bridgeport and Melba Dee Barbee of Paris; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five stepsons; four stepdaughters; numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and by the mother of his children, Amma Lee Newman Lambert of Plainview.

A daughter, Paula Marie Booth; a granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn Jones; a brother, T.C. Garvin, and a sister, Mae Woods, are deceased.

Rodolfo Vasquez

HEREFORD - Funeral services for Rodolfo “Rudy” Vasquez, 61, were at 11 a.m. today in Parkside Chapel Funeral Home.

Burial was in West Park Cemetery.

Mr. Vasquez died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born in Montemorelos, Mexico and had lived in Hereford since 1965. He worked for the Hereford School District at Terra Blanca School for 36 years.

In 1970, he married Connie Valdez in Hereford.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rodolfo Vasquez Jr., of Denver, Colo., and Raul Vasquez of Hereford; two daughters, Rosa Vasquez of Amarillo and Raquel Vasquez of Hereford; a brother, Jose Vasquez of Abernathy; a sister, Eunice Schroyer of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a grandchild.

Vincent Cuellar

LOCKNEY - Funeral Mass for Vincent Cuellar, 44, of Plainview, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim McCartney, pastor, officiating.

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

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

Mr. Cuellar died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, in Covenant Hospital in Plainview.

He was born Dec. 21, 1955, in Ganado, the son of the late Hilario and Petra Gonzales Cuellar. He attended schools in Floydada and graduated from Lockney High School in 1974.

He moved to Plainview from Lockney in 1991 and worked in maintenance at Warrick Furniture Store. He was a member of San Jose Catholic Church in Lockney.

On July 6, 1979, he married Olga Montes in Mexico.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Lorenzo Cuellar of Plainview; four brothers, Hilario Cuellar Jr. of Waukesha, Wis., Eugene Cuellar, Richard Cuellar and Israel Cuellar, all of Lockney; and four sisters, Juanita Rodriguez of Abilene, Teresa Romero of Waukesha, Wis., Mary Ann Pedroza of Lockney and Esther Bloss of Indiana.

A brother, Lorenzo Cuellar, is deceased.
 

Myra Duvall

Funeral services for Myra Duvall, 74, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Duvall died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
 

Paul Hernandez

MULESHOE - Funeral Mass for Apolinar “Paul” Hernandez, 65, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe Augustine, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Bailey County Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Hernandez died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in Muleshoe Area Medical Center.

He was born July 23, 1935, in Seguin. He moved to Muleshoe in 1982 from Ulysses, Kan., and was an irrigation pipe installer. He was a Catholic.

He married Inez Rangel on Aug. 27, 1959.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, David Hernandez of Plainview and Luis Hernandez of Amarillo; one daughter, Rosa Anna Hernandez of Plainview; a sister, Eluteria Chavez of Seguin; and eight grandchildren.

Max R. Martin

SAN ANTONIO - Funeral services for Max R. Martin, 52, former Wayland faculty member, will be at 3 p.m. today in Porter Loring North Chapel.

Burial arrangements are by Porter Loring Mortuary North.

Mr. Martin died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000.

He moved to San Antonio in 1992 and also had lived in Lubbock.

He attended Texas Tech University on a baseball scholarship and received a degree in chemical engineering. He later received a doctorate of education. He taught math at Wayland and Texas Tech.

He was a past president of Southwest Education Research Association and was an artist and musician.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; his children, Jeremy, Max, Miranda and Johanna, and his mother, Mary Martin, all of San Antonio.

Letha Powdrill

Funeral services for Letha Powdrill, 96, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Chatham, pastor of Happy Union Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Powdrill died at 8:35 a.m. Aug. 15, 2000, in IHS of Plainview.

She was born Dec. 15, 1903, in Louisiana. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Willie James Buckner of Waldorf, Md., William Buckner of Newport News, Va., and Dorothy Buckner of Peoria, Ill.; and a niece, Nora Lee Murry of Houston.

Leota Thornton

Funeral services for Leota Thornton, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in College Heights Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Robertson, pastor and Robert Roecker, minister of education at College Heights, officiating.

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

Mrs. Thornton died at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Clay County. She grew up in McAdoo where she graduated from high school. She moved to Plainview in 1938 to attend Lippert´s Business College and later attended Wayland Baptist University. She was among the first graduates of the Texas Trust School of Banking and worked for Hale County State Bank for 44 years, retiring in 1988 as senior vice president and head of the trust department.

She was a member of the Millennium Singers, Hospital Auxiliary, Women´s Division of the Chamber of Commerce, College Heights Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Group. She was named Citizen of the Year in 1995.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jack Morris of Plainview; two sons and daughters-in-law, Travis and Amy Thornton of Plainview and Eddie and Karen Thornton of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Charlsie Ratheal and Bobbie Trull, both of Crosbyton; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A brother, Milt Jopling, died in 1999.

The family suggests memorials to College Heights Building Fund or to the Joplins Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wayland.

Edward Foye Bush

LUBBOCK - Services for Edward Foye Bush, 71, of Lubbock will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth Staton officiating and Paul Enger assisting. 

Masonic graveside service will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Plainview under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.

He died on Friday, October 27, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

Mr. Bush was born on March 2, 1929, in Dennison, Texas. He attended Plainview and Hale Center Schools. He was a FHA Sweetheart and served as Class Officer. He moved to Lubbock in 1952. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church for twenty-eight years. He served in the United States Air Force in Roswell, New Mexico at Walker AFB as Sergeant during the Korean War working on B-52 bombers. Later, He joined the Air Force Reserve at Reese AFB and Carswell AFB in Fort Worth.

He was a forerunner in the automotive air-conditioning business in Lubbock and opened A-1 Auto Air Conditioning later known as Ed Bush Auto Air. He was a private pilot for over fifty years and held past memberships in the Civil Air Patrol and the Aircraft Owners & Pilot Association.

He was a past member of the Lubbock Lions Club and served as “Happy The Clown.” He was a Past Worshipful Master of the Yellowhouse Masonic Lodge #841 AF & AM and served as Chaplain. He was a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas in District 93A and a member and Past Patron in the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a Past Master of all York Rite Bodies. He was 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Khiva Shrine Temple. He received the Golden Trowel Award, the highest honor in Masonry.

Survivors include a son, Ted of Lubbock; three daughters, Lisa Cox of Shallowater, and Lana Navarro and Libby Langley both of Lubbock; six brothers, Philip Bush of Lubbock, Bill Bush of Dallas, Gayle Bush of Seminole, George Bush of Cedar Park, Jimmy Dan Bush of Miami, Oklahoma, and Bobby Johnson of Vallejo, California; two sisters, Margaret Eastwood of Oklahoma and Bettye Myers of Corpus Christi; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital or the Scottish Rite School of Dyslexia.

Florence Carpenter

DIMMITT - Funeral services for Florence A. Carpenter, 88, will be at 2 p.m. today in Foskey-Lilley-McGill Ivey Chapel with the Rev. Howard Rhodes, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Castro Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Carpenter died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock.

She was born July 10, 1911, in Anson. She moved to Castro County in 1953 from Jones County. She was a homemaker, a member of first Baptist Church and a past member of Women´s Missionary Union. She also taught Sunday school.

On Nov. 24, 1934, she married J.O. Carpenter. He died Sept. 9, 1986.

Survivors include three daughters, Claudie Preston of Abilene, Darlene Dowell of Granbury and Kay O´Briant of Lubbock; a brother, Woodrow Dutton of Hereford; two sisters, Eunice Burton of Kress and Marie Austin of Midland; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Kris Dowell, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 1201 Western Circle Drive, Dimmitt, TX 79027.

Wilson Daffern

Funeral services for Wilson Walter Daffern, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

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

Mr. Daffern died at 2:50 a.m. today, June 7, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

He was born March 22, 1913, in Matador. He attended Plainview schools and graduated from Plainview High School. He worked for Harvest Queen Mill and Culligan Soft Water and was an independent agent for Farmers Insurance Group, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, was a 32nd Degree Mason and a former member of the Optimist Club.

On Oct. 3, 1934, he married Nell Parsons in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Opal Zeleny of Plainview; one son, Fred Daffern of Lamesa; one brother, Roy Daffern of Plainview; one sister, Irene Hardaway of Happy; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A son, Steven Lynn Daffern, is deceased.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Lemons Funeral Home.
 

Dale McEachern

Funeral services for Dale McEachern, 55, of Flagstaff, Ariz., are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. McEachern died Tuesday, June 6 , 2000, in Flagstaff.

Tillman Reeves

CROSBYTON - Funeral services for Tillman Reeves, 91, of The Woodlands, former Crosbyton resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Crosbyton Primitive Baptist Church with Tom Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Crosbyton Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Reeves died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in Spring.

He was born Dec. 9, 1908, in Plainview where he lived until moving to Crosbyton in 1921. He owned and operated Tillman Reeves Phillips Petroleum Station from 1935 to 1990 and also was a farmer and cattleman.

In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant.

He was a member and former president of the Crosbyton Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of the Crosbyton Lions Club, served as Lion Boss in 1948, was assistant fire chief of the Crosbyton Fire Department from 1930 to 1960 and helped organize and served as president and secretary-treasurer of the Crosbyton Rodeo Association. He was co-chairman of Crosbyton´s 50th Jubilee celebration and was director and former president of Crosby County Old Settler´s Reunion.

He was president, building chairman and on the board of directors of the Crosbyton Pioneer Memorial Museum.

He was a Presbyterian and served as deacon of Primitive Baptist Church. He moved to The Woodlands on Jan. 7, 1993.

On May 18, 1929, he married Mae Dunn in Crosbyton. She died Jan 2. 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Melinda Cagle of The Woodlands; a sister, Ollidine Brown of Plainview; and eight grandchildren.


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