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Gertrude Davis

CROSBYTON - Funeral services for Gertrude Davis, 92, of Clovis, N.M., former Plainview resident, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Bud Kidwell officiating.

Burial will be in Center Plains Cemetery near Cotton Center by Adams Funeral Home.

Ms. Davis died Sunday, April 2, 2000, in Crosbyton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Jan. 26, 1908, in Gainesville. She had worked for Levine´s Department Store in Plainview and for Southwestern Public Service for 30 years in Clovis.

She was a Methodist and a member of United Methodist Women.

Survivors include two sisters, Katherine Ardry of Highmore, S.D., and Sarah Pyron of Crosbyton.

Ruben Guerrero Sr.

LOCKNEY - Funeral Mass for Ruben P. Guerrero Sr., 63, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim McCartney, officiating.

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

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

Mr. Guerrero died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Texas City, the son of the late Juan and Calista Peralez Guerrero. He attended schools in McAllen. He moved to Lockney from McAllen in 1959 and farmed, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of San Jose Catholic Church.

On Jan. 23, 1955, he married Adelina Ayala in McAllen.

Survivors include his wife; six sons, Ruben Guerrero Jr., Rene Guerrero and Jose Luis Guerrero, all of Lockney, Richard Guerrero of San Antonio, Rigoberto Guerrero of Sherman and Rogelio Guerrero of Lubbock; two daughters, Maria Isabel Ybarra of Fort Worth and Elizabeth G. Rodriguez of Lockney; five brothers, Romon Guerrero, Juan Guerrero, Francisco Guerrero, Reynaldo Guerrero and Jose Margarito Guerrero; four sisters, Maria Elva Villarreal, Ramona Rodriguez, Juanita Guerrero and Maria Guadalupe Gomez; 24 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Seven brothers and seven sisters are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to San Jose Catholic Church, 303 SE 4th St., Lockney, TX 79241.

Pilar Luna Sr.

SNYDER - Funeral Mass for Pilar Luna Sr., 70, of Ira, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Leo Moras, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens by Wright Colonial Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in Wright Colonial Chapel.

Mr. Luna died Saturday, April 1, 2000, in Ira.

He was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Victoria. In 1945 he married Maria Rodriquez in Brownfield.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ascension Luna of Snyder, Pablo Luna of Dalhart and Pilar Luna Jr. of Plainview; a daughter, Maria Louisa Luna of Snyder; a brother, Fermin Luna of Nampa, Idaho; three stepbrothers, Juan Vela of Snyder, Gabriel Vela of Nampa and Rojelio Vela of Lamesa; a sister, Juana Luna of Nampa; a stepsister, Guadalupe Rodriguez of Lamesa; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Dott Mann

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Dott Mann, 86, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview with J.B. and Charles Mann officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mann died Monday, April 3, 2000, in Heritage Oaks Nursing Home.

She was born May 22, 1913, in Lebanon, Okla. She graduated from Madill High School in Madill, Okla. She moved to Plainview in 1950 and worked as a beautician until her retirement. She moved to Lubbock in 1981.

She was a member of Faith Assembly in Lubbock.

Survivors include two sons, J.B. Mann of Lubbock and Charles Mann of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Clara May Hines of Maysville, Okla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Gideons International, P.O. Box 6 429, Lubbock, TX 79464.

Charles G. Wyckoff

Graveside services for Charles Gidney Wyckoff, 74, will be at 2 p.m. today in Plainview Cemetery with Jim McCartney of St. Alice Catholic Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Wyckoff died at 7 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.

He was born June 2, 1925, in Plainview where he grew up and spent most of his life. He was a disabled veteran of World War II. After the war he lived in California a short time before returning to Plainview to work as a truck driver. He also was a pilot.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Mayfield of Austin; two sons, Charles Steve Wyckoff of Tulsa, Okla., and John Stanley Wyckoff (no address listed); and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Angelina "Angie" Carrasco

Funeral Mass for Angelina "Angie" Carrasco, 36, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerry Kenney, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Ms. Carrasco died at 2:16 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

She was born July 6, 1963, in Canutillo. She moved to Plainview in 1979 and was employed by Excel beefpackers for 10 years. She attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Carrasco and Angelita Carrasco, both of Plainview; a son, David Lee Carrasco of Plainview; her mother and stepfather, Angelita and George Valencina of Plainview; six brothers, Thomas, Richard, Luis, Miguel and Alex Hernandez, all of Plainview, and Juan Hernandez of St. Paul, Minn.; three sisters, Adelina Hernandez of North Platte, Neb., Rosa Biggoose of Ponca City, Okla. and Elena Hernandez of Plainview; and her grandfather, Angel Pena of Plainview.

Leonard Edwin Goodgion

Funeral services for Leonard Edwin Goodgion, 91, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Faith Village Church of Christ in Wichita Falls with Les McGilliard of the Andrews Church of Christ officiating.

Burial will be in Newport, Texas by Lunn Colonial Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Wood-Dunning Funeral Home of Plainview is in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Goodgion died at 5 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

He was born May 30, 1908, in Trickham and married Mary Elmore on July 20, 1929, in Ryan, Okla.

He lived in Lawton, Okla., until 1963. He served as dean of boys and director of the chorus at Tipton Children´s Home in Tipton, Okla. before moving to Wichita Falls in 1969. He moved to Plainview in December of 1996.

He served on the board of Texhoma Christian Care Center and had served as an elder in Faith Village Church of Christ and also in Lawton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and had been a sheet metal worker and owned an air conditioning company for many years. 

Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Glenn McDonald of Hale Center; a son and daughter-in-law, Max and VeeDeanya Goodgion of Manassas, Va.; two sisters, Myrtle Faye Ratliff of Bowie and Jewel Dean Anderson of Gentry, Ark.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Three brothers and a sister are deceased.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. today at Lunn Colonial Funeral Chapel in Wichita Falls. 

Dolan Wayne Hanna

TURKEY -- Funeral services for Dolan Wayne Hanna, 56, of Turkey, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church in Turkey with the Rev. Stacy Conner and the Rev. Melvin Clinton officiating.

Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Turkey.

He died Saturday, May 20, 2000, in Lubbock.

Born Aug. 25, 1943, in Turkey, he married Gail Proctor on Dec. 30, 1962, in Turkey.

Mr. Hanna was a member of the First Baptist Church. He served on the Groom School Board and was a member of the Lions Club and the American Medical Technologists.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Diana Barnhill of San Antonio and Trish Darnell of Plainview; his mother, Gladys Hanna of Turkey; a brother, Bobby Keith Hanna of Vernon; and four grandchildren, Jordan, Whitney, Bailey and Hunter.

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

Polly Webb

KINGSLAND -- Funeral services for Polly Webb, 77, of Kingsland, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Clifton officiating.

Burial will be in Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet County by Waldrope-Hatfield-Tawthorne Funeral Homes in Kingsland.

Mrs. Webb died Saturday, May 20, 2000, in Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Fannin County and married Frank Webb on Sept. 14, 1938, in Dickens.

She was former restaurant owner and manager of Frank & Polly´s Restaurant in Red River, N.M.

Mrs. Webb moved to Kingsland from Red River, N.M., in the early 1980s.

She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Myrna Widener of Kingsland, Helen Terrell and her husband Melvin of Floydada, and Freida Johnson and her husband Clint of Lubbock; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Her parents are deceased as is one grandson, Corey Winkle, who died in 1991.

Pallbearers will be Craig Winkle, Ricky Terrell, David Terrell, Stacy Terrell, Danny Widener and James Widener.

The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.

Gertrude Hammit

Funeral services for Gertrude Hammit, 88, will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Neil Unwin, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Hammit died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at her residence.

She was born June 28, 1911, in Lockney. She grew up in Cedar Hill and graduated from Lockney High School. She lived in and around Floyd County where she farmed.

She married Claude William Hammit on Dec. 23, 1926. He died June 13, 1981.

In 1959, she became a licensed vocational nurse and worked for Lockney Hospital. In 1962, she moved to Plainview and worked at Plainview Medical Center and Central Plains Regional Hospital. She retired in 1981. She attended First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Hammit of Hugo, Colo., and Larry Hammit of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one brother, C.L. Gilly of Floydada; one sister, Frances Hammit of Stephenville, one sister-in-law, Edna Gilly of Plainview; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

A son, Gene Hammit, and two brothers, Clifton Gilly and Gene Gilly, are deceased.

Luther Morrison

Graveside services for Luther Thomas Morrison, 81, of Mangum, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Kress Cemetery with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview, officiating.

Mr. Morrison died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Clinton, Okla.

He was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Montague where he grew up and attended school, graduating from Montague High School. 

He served in World War II from June 4, 1942, until Sept. 8, 1945, in the 1045th Army Air Forces Base Unit, attaining the rank of sergeant. He was an airplane mechanic and received numerous awards including an EAME Campaign Medal with Seven Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal, and Distinguished Unit Badge with one Oak Leaf Cluster. 

After his discharge, he moved to Dimmitt and worked as a carpenter and in cotton gins.

He married Betty Ragland on March 10, 1951. She died July 2, 1999. He moved to Mangum in 1964 and to Kress in 1984, then back to Mangum in 1999. 

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mangum.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Donna Morrison of Mangum; his stepmother, Sarah Elizabeth Morrison of Mangum, Okla.; one brother, Paul Morrison and wife Marie of Mangum; five grandchildren, Mark Morrison of Pampa, Troy Myer and wife Erma of O´Donnell, Chris Roberts and wife Janette of Tushka, Okla., Sherry Musser and husband Eric of Cottageville, S.C., Jennifer Musser and husband Johnny of Mangum, Okla.; and 14 great-grandchildren.

His father, Henry Joseph Morrison; his mother, Elizabeth Morrison, and a brother, H.M. “Nig” Morrison, are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Lovett, Harvey Moore, Jerry Walker, J.R. Beal, Ronnie Austin, Andy Beal and Dale Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Harper, B.J. Harper, Phillip Issac and Jason Issac.

Thelma O´Brien

Funeral services for Thelma O´Brien, 82, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. O´Brien died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Alexandria, Va.

She was born April 2, 1917, in Parker County where she grew up and attended schools. She married Connie O´Brien on Jan. 8, 1937, in Lamesa. He died Feb. 25, 1989.

She farmed with her husband in Dawson and Floyd counties, then moved to Plainview in the early 1970s. She was an active member of First Baptist Church for 25 years and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed quilting and gardening.

Survivors include one daughter, Loy Harrison of Springfield, Va.; one son, Pat O´Brien of Pueblo, Colo.; one grandson, Scott Harrison of Boulder, Colo.; three granddaughters, Kim Vanatta of Springfield, Va., and Kristi Berrier and Misty Blahuta of Austin; and three great-grandchildren.

Ruben Guerrero Sr.

LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Ruben Guerrero Sr., 63, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Guerrero died Sunday, April 2, 2000.
 

Miguel Longoria

Graveside services for Miguel Angel Longoria, 4-month-old son of Maggie Longoria and Eddie Aguinaga, both of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plainview Memorial Park Baby Land with the Rev. Gerard Kenney, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

The child died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in Wichita, Kan.

He was born Nov. 14, 1999, in Plainview.

Survivors include his parents; a brother, Jamie Sosa of Plainview; and his grandparents, Reynaldo and Rosa Longoria of Plainview.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-7 p.m.

Joe Ruiz

HALE CENTER - Funeral Mass for Joe Ruiz, 61, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Ray Sorgon, pastor, officiating.

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

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

Mr. Ruiz died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at the home of his daughter in Abernathy.

He was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Odem. He moved to Hale Center in 1953. He worked for Hi-Plains Hospital for 35 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of St. Theresa´s Catholic Church.

On Aug. 13, 1960, he married Josefina Leon in Plainview.

Survivors his father, Guadalupe Ruiz Sr. of Hale Center; two sons, Jose Angel Ruiz Jr. of Hale Center and Anthony Ruiz of Plainview; two daughters, Norma Guerrero of Plainview and Hope Martinez of Abernathy; four brothers, Guadalupe Ruiz Jr. of Olton, Frank Ruiz of Garden City, Kan. and Juan Ruiz and Raul Ruiz, both of Hale Center; three sisters, Manuela Martinez and Antonio Vasquez, both of Hale Center, and Virginia Sauceda of Mayfield; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.

J.C. Vineyard

ABERNATHY - Funeral services for J.C. “Jake” Vineyard, 71, of Lubbock, were at 11 a.m. today in Abernathy Church of Christ with Condy Billingsley and David Bennett, Church of Christ ministers, officiating.

Burial was in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Vineyard died Friday, March 31, 2000, in University Medical Center.

He was born March 8, 1929, in Abernathy. He moved to Lubbock in 1980 from Abernathy. He was a member of Monterey Church of Christ in Lubbock and a former member of the Abernathy Church of Christ.

On Dec. 10, 1955, he married Ann O´Mary in Seminole.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, John and John O. Vineyard, both of Lubbock, Jerry Vineyard of Dallas and Jay Vineyard of San Antonio and Ray Vineyard of Lisbon Falls, Maine; a daughter, Debra Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Dorit Ruth Evans of Van Wert and Dorothy Manley of Seminole; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Jack Spencer

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Jack Spencer, 69, will be at 2 p.m. today in Memorial Park Funeral home with Dr. Chester O´Brien, retired Baptist minister, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Spencer died Saturday, April 1, 2000.

He was born in Fort Stockton and moved to Amarillo in 1988 from South Port, N.C. He was a retired general contractor.

Survivors include three daughters, Suzanne Whisenhunt of Amarillo, Cindy Mann of Dallas and Kimberly Spencer of Nashville; two sisters, Imogene Wright and Jeane Bartlett, both of Amarillo; a brother, Woody Spencer Jr., of Plainview; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center.

Raul Lucio Jr.

Funeral services for Raul Lucio, Jr., 24, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard Kenney, pastor officiating. 

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited tonight at 7 in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Lucio died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 15, 1976 in Plainview. He married Carolina Martinez on May 6, 1995.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Esmeralda Alyssa Lucio of Plainview; a son, D´Angelo Lucio of Plainview; his father, Raul Lucio of New Braunfels; his mother, Maria DeJesusa of Plainview; two brothers, Alejandro Lucio of Plainview and Daniel Lucio of New Braunfels; a sister, Regina Martinez of Plainview; and his grandparents, Alejandra and Refaela Mendoza and Francisco Lucio, all of Mexico.

A son, Matthew Rene Lucio, died April 20, 1996.

Juan P. Contreras

TULIA - Funeral services for Juan P. Contreras, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in El Buen Pastor Methodist Church with the Rev. Fernando Sanchez officiating.

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

A service also will be held today at 5 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Contreras died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 24, 1924 in Weslaco and grew up in Elsa and moved to Tulia in 1957. He worked for North Plains Compress for 24 years. In 1983, he started his own yard maintenance service. He was a member of El Bueno Pastor Methodist Church.

He married Leticia Castillo on June 17, 1965 in Tulia.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Antonio and Reyes Contreras, both of Tulia, and Juan Contreras of Coleman; seven daughters, Santos Morales, San Juanita Contreras, Consuelo Contreras and Eva Castillo, all of Altus, Okla., Beatrice Contreras of Greeley, Colo. Eubie McCrary of Plainview and Frances McDowell of Tulia; two brothers, Jose of Tulia and Margarito of Illinois; two sisters, Felicita Rodriquez of Carrizo Springs and Virginia Ochoa of Utah; 44 grandchildren and 71 great-grandchildren.

Allene Criswell

Funeral services for Allene Thompson Criswell, 94, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Chris Criswell officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Criswell died Friday, Dec. 1. 2000, at Hi Plains Hospital in Hale Center. 

She was born Feb. 8, 1906 in Comanche County and grew up and attended schools there. She moved to Jones County in 1921 and married Elmer Criswell, Sr. on July 12, 1925. He died June 18, 1997. She moved to Hale County in 1952. She was a homemaker and farmed in Hale County. 

Survivors include two sons, Elmer Lee Criswell Jr. of Plainview and W. B. Criswell of Idalou; two daughters, Linda Smith of Plainview and Lura Brown of Silverton; a sister, Mora Schlueter of Grand Junction, Colo.; and eight grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 22 great-great grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice of Plainview, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072 or a favorite charity.
 

Christine Dees

Funeral services for Christine Dees, 87, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dees died at 7:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. 
 

Ted Patton

Funeral services for Ted Patton, 68, are pending with Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mr. Patton died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.
 

Edith Phillips

Funeral services for Edith Phillips, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Phillips died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Covenant Hospital Plainview. 

She was born May 5, 1916 in Temple, Okla. and married Houston Phillips June 11, 1941 in Pleasington, Texas.

She was raised in Lawton, Okla. where she attended schools. She lived in LaCoste, Texas and returned to Lawton for several years. She came to Hale County in 1944. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Dr. Ronald H. Phillips of Lubbock; two daughters, Gayle Wesley of Lubbock and Karen Pelphrey of Plainview; one brother; Gene Stair of Caddo, Okla.; one sister, Vera Neal of Las Cruces, N.M.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 205 W. Eighth, Plainview, TX 79072 or Vista Care Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.


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