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Marvin G. Churchwell

BEDFORD - Memorial services for Marvin G. Churchwell, 63, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Hurst.

Burial will be at 9 a.m. Thursday Bluebonnet Hills in Colleyville. Arrangements are by Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Mr. Churchwell died Sunday, July 16, 2000.

He was born June 26, 1937, in Plainview where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1955. He received a bachelor´s degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University and worked as an engineer with California Division of Highways. He specialized in design with the consulting firms of Ken R. White, Rady and Associates, Starnes and Associates and Freese and Nichols. He served as senior project manager and then senior engineer in pavement management for Airport Maintenance-Engineering with the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board. He retired in 1997.

He served in the Army National Guard, was a registered professional engineer in Washington, Montana and Texas and a registered public land surveyor in Texas. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American and Texas Society of Professional Engineers and past president of Mid-Cities Chapter TSPE. He was a deacon at St. Philip Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; two daughters, Alycia Harp of Bedford and Shonna Whitehead of Grapevine; his parents, Marvin E. and Audria Faye Churchwell of Plainview; a brother, Chuck Churchwell of The Woodlands; a sister, Missy Churchwell of The Woodlands; and four grandchildren.

Dorothy Patty

Funeral services for Dorothy Ann Patty, 65, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Second & Beech Church of Christ with J Henderson and Earle McDonough officiating.

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

Mrs. Patty died Monday, July 17, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 17, 1934, in Plainview, the daughter of the late Ralph and Irene Hollingsworth May, Hale County pioneers. She grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School in 1953. She worked as a teacher´s aide for 27 years with the Plainview ISD, retiring from Lakeside Elementary in 1999.

She was a member of Second & Beech Street Church of Christ and a lifetime member of the PTA. She was a sponsor and supporter of the Bar-None Rodeo Drill Team of which her daughters are members. She enjoyed working in her yard and attending all sports events involving her grandchildren.

On Jan. 2, 1953, she married Ernest Patty in Juarez, Mexico.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa and Colby Wright of Plainview, Rhonda Denzer of Ropesville, and Annette Paschal of San Angelo; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Joann May Jr. of Plainview; a sister, Geri Eurey of San Antonio; six grandchildren, Will and Colti ShyAnn Wright of Plainview, Ericka Miller of Wolfforth and Desmond Denzer of Ropesville, Brea Cawthon of San Marcos and Jamin Burke of San Angelo; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Patty Moody and her husband, Glenn.

The family will receive friends at the Plainview Activity Center, Beech and Third, from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until service time.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lubbock or to the American Cancer Society.
 

Madia Wroten

SNYDER - Funeral services for Madia Wroten, 68, of Weatherford, will be at 2 p.m. today in Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with the Rev. Danny Williams of Lighthouse Assembly of God officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wroten died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in Holland Lake Nursing Home in Weatherford.

She was born May 12, 1932, in Chillicothe and was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Burt Smith; three sisters, Marion Johnston of Plainview, Geraldine Hollis of Snyder and Evelyn Bunker of Maitland, Fla.; and one brother, Bobby Franks of Snyder.

A son, Mike Smith, died in 1999.

H.M. Cowell

SILVERTON - Graveside services for H.M. “Shorty” Cowell, 89, of Amarillo, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Silverton Cemetery with the Rev. Edwin Norris and R.D. Reynolds officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Cowell died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born March 15, 1911, in East Prairie, Mo. He had lived in Dimmitt, Silverton and Tulia and was a welder.

On Feb. 19, 1938, he married Martha Sons in Madill, Okla. She died Aug. 12, 1988.

Survivors include four daughters, Pat Foster and Janie Snider, both of Amarillo, Jeanetta Farmer of Garland and Shirley Henderson of Silverton; two sons, Bo Cowell of Amarillo and Tuffy Cowell of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A son, Tracy Cowell, and a grandson, Terry Cowell, are deceased.

JoAnn Rice Ford

TULIA - Funeral services for JoAnn Rice Ford, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Ford died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Baptist/St. Anthony´s Hospital in Amarillo.

She was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Bula. She moved to Tulia in 1936 and graduated from Tulia High School in 1946. She was an office clerk for the ASCS office in Tulia for 29 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

On Feb. 15, 1948, she married Jo Dean Rice in Tulia. He died in 1985. She married Charles “J.C.” Ford on Jan. 19, 1990, in Tulia.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sharon Reid of Logan, N.M., and Clydene Freeman of Midland; a son, Carter Rice of Amarillo; a sister, Clydell Grantham of Tulia; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A brother, Damon Carter, and a sister, Joyce Grubb, are deceased. Her mother, Faye carter, died June 15, 2000.

J.W. Pritchett

MATADOR - Funeral services for J.W. Pritchett, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Royce Jennings, pastor, and Michael Crawley, minister of Matador Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in East Mound Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. Arrangements are by Seigler Funeral Home.

Mr. Pritchett died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at a Plainview nursing home.

He was born Dec. 15, 1912, in Mount Ida, Ark. He moved to Motley County in 1937 from Glenwood, Ark. He farmed and ranched near the Whiteflat community before his retirement.

He was a former member of Whiteflat Baptist Church where he was a deacon and was a member of First Baptist Church in Matador. He was a member of the Matador Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason, Order of the Eastern Star and Scottish Rite.

On Feb. 18, 1934, he married Jessie Mae Tolleson in Murfreesboro, Ark. She died Sept. 27, 1978. He married Lucille Whitaker on July 31, 1980. She died Oct. 1, 1991.

Survivors include a son, James “Tooter” Pritchett of Plainview; a brother, E.P. Pritchett of South Plains; two sisters, Nannie Titus of Plainview and Dorothy Reid of Dallas; and three grandchildren.

Joe C. Stroud

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Joe C. Stroud, 57, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors´ Bell Avenue Chapel.

Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Stroud died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000.

He was born in Quanah. He received his bachelor´s degree in business from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and moved to Amarillo from Oklahoma City in 1972. He was a partner in Andrews Transport Terminal. He was a Methodist.

In 1967, he married Janell Jones in Eldorado, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Justin Stroud of Amarillo; his mother, Mary Avant of Tulia; and two grandchildren.

Avie Lewis Brittian

Funeral services for Avie Lewis Brittian, 43, will be at 2 p.m. today in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with John Peck, an elder of Garland Street Church of Christ, and Colquitt Nash, minister of Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Brittian died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000.

He was born in Lubbock and graduated from Plainview High School in 1975. He farmed in the Prairieview community. In 1988, he went to work for Tye Manufacturing Co. as a master welder. He recently went to work for Ricky King Carpet Laying. 

Mr. Brittian was a member of the Church of Christ, the 4-H Club, Boy Scouts, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Riding Club of Lubbock and the Comanchero Riding Club.

Survivors include a son, Paul Lewis Vaughn of Minco, Okla.; his parents, Vincent and Cleora Brittian of Plainview, a sister, Vanessa Alderson of Balch Springs; three nephews, two nieces, one great-nephew and one great-niece.

Pallbearers will be Gabe Burge, Tim Burge, Jeff Isom, Ricky King, Glenn Rogers, Van Simpkins, Jessie Salinas and John Owens. 

Julio Guerra Sr.

AMARILLO - Funeral mass for Julio Guerra Sr., 81, of Amarillo, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Laurence Cathedral with the Rev. Pat Hoffman and Msgr. Arturo Meza officiating.

Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Schooler Funeral Home.

Rosary will be at 5 p.m. today at the church.

Mr. Guerra died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000.

He was born in Bastrop and lived in Plainview before moving to Amarillo 30 years ago. He was a member of St. Laurence Cathedral where he served as usher for many years. He was a retired tile setter. He married Patricia Ribera in Lampasas on March 18, 1940.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Olivia Alvarado of Gering, Neb., Teresa Archer and Minerva Reynoso of Amarillo and Rosemary McGuinness of Stamford, Conn,; four sons, Joe Guerra of Yuma, Ariz., Santos Guerra of Warr Acres, Okla., Leon Guerra of Vista, Calif., and Julio Guerra Jr. of Amarillo; one sister, Beatrice Rivas of Austin; three brothers, Pancho Guerra of Corpus Christi, Domingo Guerra of Comanche, and Ramiro Guerra of Plainview; 30 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the United Catholic Appeal.

Donnie Nichols

Graveside services for Donnie Nichols, 55, of Lubbock, will be at noon Saturday in Pinecrest Cemetery Memorial Park in Alexander, Ark., with the Christian Motorcycle Club in charge. Arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Nichols died at 7:43 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000.

He was born April 3, 1945.

Survivors include his wife, Emily Kiker Nichols; two daughters, Debra Counts of Little Rock, Ark., and Patricia Nichols of Dangerfield; one step daughter, Jeri Berryman of Amarillo; one step son, Robbie Lightfoot, U.S. Military, and two grandchildren.

Herlinda Trevino

LAMESA - Funeral services for Herlinda M. Trevino, 61, will be at 4 p.m. today at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Martin Pina officiating.

Burial will be at O´Donnell Cemetery by Gonzales Funeral Home.

Mrs. Trevino died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born May 29, 1939, in Uvalde. She married Manuel Trevino on Jan. 29, 1954, in Uvalde. She was a homemaker and member of the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and the Cursillista organization. 

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Henry of Lubbock and Manuel III of Virginia; five daughters, Mary Lou Trevino of Lamesa, Juanita Trevino of Fort Worth, Rachel Martinez of Plainview, Lydia Balderrama of O´Donnell and Sylvia Trevino of Lubbock; a sister, Estella Faz of Uvalde; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Ray Trevino, is deceased.

Clyde Cave

HEREFORD - Graveside services for Clyde V. Cave, 97, were at 10 a.m. today in West Park Cemetery with Michael Carr officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mr. Cave died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, in Hereford Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 29, 1903, in Crandall. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army.

He lived in Plainview for several years and owned a variety store. He moved to Deaf Smith County in 1953 from Plainview. He attended First United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion.

He married Eula Lee Gilbreath on Aug. 11, 1942, in Happy. She died Sept. 6, 2000.

Memorials are suggested to Hereford Meals on Wheels.

Icel June Gouldy Hazlett

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Icel June Gouldy Hazlett, 80, of San Berdino, Calif., former Amarillo resident, are pending with N.S. Griggs & Son Funeral Home. She is the mother of Eldon Gouldy of Plainview.

Mrs. Hazlett died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at her residence.

Coedella Porter

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Coedella Porter, 79, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Porter died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000.

James E. Stroope

SMYER - Funeral services for James Edward Stroope, 75, were at 11 a.m. today in the Smyer High School Auditorium with the Rev. Kevin Veazey of First Assembly of God officiating.

Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Stroope died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Shallowater. He had lived in Smyer for 50 years where he farmed, raised livestock and also was in the trucking business. He had served on the Smyer Independent School District board for 12 years and was active in 4-H and FFA and participated in livestock shows and community functions.

He was a charter member of the National Cattleman´s Association and Texas Cattle Feeders.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

On Dec. 24, 1950, he married Patsy Jean Patton in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Rondell James Stroope of Smyer; a daughter, Lesa Kay Hightower of Georgetown, Ky.; two brothers, Charles Stroope of Cotton Center and Marvin Stroope of Smyer; a sister, Marie Shinpaugh of Waxahachie; and five grandchildren.

A son, Gary Allen Stroope, and a daughter, Debra Kay Stroope, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the James Stroope Scholarship Fund at People´s Bank in Lubbock, c/o Todd McKee.

Pedro Villanueva

OLTON - Funeral Mass for Pedro “Pete” Villanueva, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Peter´s Catholic Church with the Rev. David Cruz officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the same church.

Mr. Villanueva died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, in Runningwater Draw Care Center.

He was born Nov. 17, 1914, in Mier Noriega, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was a barber for many years. He was a member of St. Peter´s Catholic Church, La Adoracion Noctuena, Socieda Sagrado Corazonde Jesus, El Santo Nombre Crusillista and the St. Peter´s Choir.

On May 13, 1950, he married Guadalupe Castilleja in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Joe Villanueva of Olton and Tony Villanueva of Amarillo; one daughter, Mary Lou Nava of Slaton; two brothers, Juan Castelleja of Monterrey, Mexico and Amadeo Castilleja of Temple; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Runningwater Care Center, Box 409; or to St. Peter´s Catholic Church.

Nathan Jay Biera

Funeral services for Nathan Jay Biera, 5-month-old son of Maria Antonia Castillo and Jonathan Edward Biera, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard Kenney, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel.

The child died at 5:37 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in University Medical Center Lubbock.

He was born April 11, 2000, in Lockney.

Survivors include his parents; his grandparents, Dario and Crestina Castillo of Plainview and John Henry and Margaret Biera of Lubbock; and great-grandparents Enrique and Josefina Biera of Slaton, Elena Castillo of Floydada and Alfredo and Delores Ramos of Plainview.

The body will be at Wood-Dunning Funeral Home until service time. 

Eron Gonzales

Funeral services for Eron Gonzales, 68, of Arlington, former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Guadalupe Munoz of Plainview and Eusebio Castillo of Arlington officiating.

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

Mr. Gonzales died at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center in Grand Prairie.

He was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Edcouch. He married Consuelo Nava on May 16, 1969, in Plainview.

Survivors include his wife of Arlington; two daughters, Elsa Garcia and Cynthia Gonzales, both of Arlington; five brothers, Ruben Gonzales of Lubbock, Jesse and Samuel Gonzales, both of Houston, and Joel and Santos Gonzales, both of Plainview; five sisters, Lupe Diaz of Toledo Ohio, Gloria Gonzales of Kress and Janie Reyna, Julia Gonzales and Zenida Griego, all of Plainview; and five grandchildren.

A daughter, Mary Ann Salazar, and a son, Santos Gonzales, and two grandchildren are deceased.

Ross Dean McKinney

Funeral services for Ross Dean McKinney, 79, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel with the Rev. A.C. Hamilton, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

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

Mr. McKinney died at 11:56 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.

He was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Lockney. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and after his discharge in 1946 he worked for W.T. Cain Motor Co., as a mechanic and then for Maggard-Nall Motor Co. He entered the dairy business in 1952 east of Plainview and retired in 1986.

On Jan. 19, 1945, he married Margaret Louise Yarbrough in Plainview. She died Aug. 28, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary McKinney of Plainview; a son, Ross McKinney of Laurel, Miss.; a brother, Ray McKinney of Cheyenne, Wyo.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Aurileo Munoz

QUITAQUE - Graveside services for Aurileo Munoz, 74, of Childress, former Quitaque resident, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Resthaven Cemetery in Quitaque with the Rev. Ed Graff officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Munoz died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Childress.

He was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Port Arthur. He farmed and worked in cotton gins.

His wife, Guadalupe Valdez Munoz, died Sept. 20, 1993.

Survivors include three sons, Rudy Munoz of Pampa, Aurileo Munoz Jr., of Richland, Wash., and Jesse Munoz of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a daughter, Corina Espinoza of Fossil, Ore.; a sister, Ofelia Sanchez of San Benito; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Ethel Dorman
WOLFFORTH - Funeral services for Ethel “Lucy” Dorman, 57, of Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wilson´s Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Van Perryman, pastor of Living Zion Worship Center, officiating.

Burial will be in Wilson´s Funeral Directors Cemetery.

Mrs. Dorman died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 5, 1942, in Murfreesboro, Ark.

Survivors include her husband, Freddie Dorman; a daughter, Julie Fox of Lubbock; a son, Scott Cole of Lubbock; four sisters, Marie Burton of Conroe, Ind., Dormae Lockeby of Marietta, Betty Bybee of Plainview and Donna Griffey of Elwood, Ind.; six brothers, Billy Joe Ponder of Mount Ida, Ark., Jimmy Dale Ponder of Nakoma, Fla., Jerry Glen Ponder of Warren, Ohio, Dewey Ray Ponder of San Angelo, Danny Kay Ponder of San Angelo and Dickey Gay Ponder of Huntsville; and four grandchildren.

Charles J. Long

VERNON - Graveside services for Charles J. Long, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Eastview Cemetery with the Rev. Derrell Patterson, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Community Funeral Home.

Mr. Long died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in a local hospital.

He was born Aug. 13, 1912, in Strong City, Okla., the son of the late Charles N. and Amy Long. He was a laborer and welder, retiring in 1976 from the Muleshoe Co-Op Elevators.

On April 6, 1935, he married Ardith Faye Fudge in Eureka, Kan.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Charles Justin Long of Waco, Carlin Eugene Long of Muleshoe and Clen Long of Vernon; a daughter, Charlene Faye Moore of Plainview; two brothers, Donald Long of Arkansas City, Kan., and Paul R. Long of Ontario, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Curtis W. Moffett

CLARENDON - Funeral services for Curtis W. Moffett, 78, were at 11 a.m. today in Martin Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryan Knowles, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mr. Moffett died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Claude.

He was born in Clarendon where he had been a lifetime resident. He served with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7782. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

In 1943, he married Oleta Koontz in Clarendon.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Cheryl Phillips of Clarendon; two sons, Lyndel Moffett and Lanny Moffett, both of Clarendon; two sisters, Lois Seaton of Amarillo and Nadine Mulanax of Petersburg; four brothers, Troy Moffett of Sherman, Hubert Moffett and Royce Moffett, both of Springfield, Colo., and Claude Moffett of Hayes, Kan.; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Palo Duro Nursing Home in Claude or to the Clarendon Emergency Medical Services.

Vera Richards

Funeral services for Vera Richards, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Olton Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Richards died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Aug. 6, 1912, in Red Springs. She graduated from Amherst schools and moved to Olton in 1933. She worked for General Telephone Company until 1935 and moved to Tulia in 1943. She moved to Plainview in 1944 and was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 36 years.

On Oct. 14, 1934, she married R.L. “Rich” Richards in Clovis, N.M. He died April 29, 1985.

Survivors include one daughter, Lajuanna Boedeker of Providence community; one son, Lee Richards of Houston; one sister, Ollie Onstead of Littlefield; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Olton Cemetery Association or to the American Cancer Society.


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