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H.C. Burke

AMARILLO - Funeral services for H.C. Burke, 78, brother of Geneva Stansell of Floydada, are pending with Schooler Funeral Home.

Mr. Burke died Wednesday, June 21, 2000.

Ladislao Chavez

TULIA - Funeral services for Ladislao Chavez, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit, officiating.

Graveside services will be in Fairview Cemetery in Pampa with the Rev. John Valdez of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Pampa officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Chavez died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 27, 1917, in Prisidio where he grew up. He moved to Quitaque in 1965 and to Pampa in 1984. He moved to Tulia in 1999.

He was a farmer and rancher and a Catholic.

In 1946, he married Celia Salcido. She died in 1984.

Survivors include four daughters, Theresa Calderoni of Clovis, N.M., Guadalupe Ruiz of Dallas, Julia Chavez of Omaha, Neb., and Grace Evans of Oconomowoc, Wisc.; two sons, Cruz Chavez of Kress and Rosario Chavez of Tulia; three sisters, Inez Chavez, Antonio Chavez and Crispin Chavez; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Edwin Klokholm

Funeral services for Edwin Klokholm, 68, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ron Cockroft, chaplain at Covenant Medical Center Hospital in Lubbock and the Rev. Albert Lee Banks, associate pastor of Grace Community Church in Amarillo, officiating.

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

Mr. Klokholm died at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000, in Covenant Hospital.

He was born April 23, 1932, in New York City, N.Y. He grew up in New Jersey and was a master machinist. He moved to Plainview in 1978 and worked for the Tye Co., in Lockney. He was instrumental in developing the equipment to plant old world grass.

He attended Wayland Baptist University and graduated from West Texas State University with an RN degree. In 1992 he served as director of nurses at Lubbock State School and was director of nurses for the Plainview/Hale County Heath Department. He also was night director of nurses for several local nursing homes.

He was an ordained Methodist Minister and ministered to the indigent through Mercy Ministries in Hale and surrounding counties. He also was involved with the food bank in Lubbock, was a Mason and served in the Korean War.

On April 25, 1950, he married Charlotte Snow in New York. She died Feb. 6, 1983, in Plainview. He married Eddie Raye Whitner and she died Nov. 8, 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Jordan of Aztec, N.M.; a brother, Erik Klokholm of Brunswick, Maine; a sister, Lisa Klokholm of Florida; two grandchildren, DesireŽ Echo Jordan and Even Klokholm, both of Aztec; two stepdaughters, Ronda Denman of Plainview and Esther Evonne House of Amarillo; two stepsons, Albert Lee Banks of Amarillo and Paul Peterson of Walton, N.Y.; seven step-grandchildren, Amy, Joy and Amanda JaniŽ Denman of Plainview, Ethen and Spencer House and Karlton and Jean Marie Banks, all of Amarillo; one step-great-grandchild; and a friend, Esther Banks of Plainview.

Charles T. Veazey

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Charles Thomas Veazey, 34, were at 1 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at 4 p.m. in the Friona Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Veazey died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 5, 1966, in Friona where he grew up. He graduated from Friona High School in 1984 and was active in football, basketball, tennis and track. He received a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications and a bachelor of science in education from Texas Tech University. 

He taught and coached in Littlefield ISD for three years, at Midland Abel Junior High for one year, and at Whiteface ISD for two years. He had been boys basketball coach and assistant football, track and golf coach at Petersburg ISD for the past two years.

He was a member of the Texas Coaches Association and First Baptist Church.

On May 30, 1992, he married Christine Jordan in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Colin Veazey of Petersburg; his mother, Joyce Veazey of Friona; a brother, Phillip Veazey of Clinton, Okla.; two sisters, Pam Veazey of England and Myra Fithen of Amarillo; four nephews, Tristan, Casey and Alec Fithen of Amarillo and Payne Veazey of Clinton; and three nieces, Paige Veazey of Clinton, Brooke Jordan of Amarillo and Makenzi Landrum of Dallas.

His father, Charles Henry Veazey, died in 1994.

The family will receive visitors at 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Charles Veazey Memorial Scholarship Fund, Petersburg, TX 79250.

Lawrence T. Bond

MIDLAND - Funeral services for Lawrence Truett Bond, 88, will be at 4 p.m. today in Ellis Funeral Home Chapel.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper.

Mr. Bond died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Midland Memorial Hospital.

He was born Jan. 17, 1912, in Delta County, the son of the late Eugene Hinton and Theresa Evinda Chapman Bond. He was a cotton farmer until moving to Midland in 1944 and began working in the lumber and hardware business. He was employed at Abell McHargue Lumber, Howard McCarroll Lumber and Andy´s Lumber Co.

He was an active in hunting, fishing, camping and target shooting and a member of the Midland Rifle Club.

He married Nadine Glaspie in 1934.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Betty Rowan of Plainview, Fran Cardin of El Dorado and Carolyn Mayes of Midland; two sisters, Ruby Balentine of Lubbock and Alice Cummings of Longview; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and granddaughters as honorary pallbearers.

Edubijen F. Gonzales

Funeral Mass for Edubijen Flores Gonzales, 86, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert A. Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Bartley-Silva Funeral Directors.

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

Mrs. Gonzales died at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Metroplex Care Center in Grand Prairie.

She was born Oct. 17, 1913, in Victoria and moved to Plainview in 1959. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She moved to Grand Prairie in 1995. 

In August of 1940, she married Atanacio Gonzales in Cuero. He died in December of 1972.

Survivors include five daughters, Mary Cuca Garcia of Markham, Benita Gonzalez of Plainview, Frances Pendley of Grand Prairie, Molly Carrasco of Bedford and Mary Garcia of Garden City, Kan.; two sons, Pete Gonzales of Denver, Colo., and Ata Gonzales of Panhandle; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Andrea G. Garcia, died Jan. 3, 2000.

Magdalena Guzman

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Magdalena Guzman, 84, are pending with Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Guzman died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000.

Joe Herrera

TULIA - Graveside services for Joe Herrera, 31, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Salazar-Jimenez, pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Herrera died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Kirkland Court Nursing Home in Amarillo.

He was born Sept. 28, 1968. He had lived in Las Cruces, N.M., for 10 years.

Survivors include friends, Victor Barrera, Rita Ortiz and Griselda Nunez, all of Tulia; Gabriel, Ismael and Lupe Ortiz, Alberto, Pepe, Hulale and Sandra Grageola, Margarita Valenzuala, Christina Guiterrez and Sandra Enriquez, all of Las Cruces.
 

R.D. Phelps

QUITAQUE - Graveside services for R.D. Phelps, 80, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Resthaven Cemetery in Quitaque with the Rev. Lance Cypert, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Phelps died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 24, 1919, at Wills Point. He had farmed in the Quitaque area most of his life.

On March 26, 1929, he married Ruth Woods in Clovis, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tom Phelps and Rob Phelps, both of Lubbock; a brother, Namon Phelps of Farmington, N.M.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Cleon C. Higginbotham

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Cleon C. Higginbotham, 71, will be at 2 p.m. today in Resthaven Memorial Park with Dr. Michael Passmore officiating.

Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Higginbotham died Friday, March 17, 2000, at his residence.

He was born March 21, 1928, in Malone. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and had worked for the Coca-Cola Co., West Texas Hospital and Wendall´s Refrigeration. He retired in 1983.

On June 17, 1950, he married M. Louise Law in Fort Sumner, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Randall L. Higginbotham of Lubbock; two daughters, Linda L. Brown of Ridgedale, Mo., and Bonnie S. Garrison of Springfield, Ore.; two sisters, Elsie Muncy and Betty Williams, both of Vega; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A son, Wendall C. Higginbotham, died in 1995.

Niki Nicholson

MIDLAND - Funeral services for Niki Nicholson, 47, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home.

Ms. Nicholson died Friday, March 17, 2000, in a Midland Hospital.

She was born Oct. 27, 1952, in Plainview, the daughter of the late Weldon Earl and Jessie Mae King Nicholson. She graduated from Plainview High School and moved to Lubbock in 1982. She moved to Alpine in 1993 and worked in Home Health Care.

Survivors include a son, Cory Thomason of Dilly; a brother, Rick Nicholson of Abilene; and a nephew, Nicholas Nicholson of Eugene, Oregon.

A brother, Ziggy Nicholson, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Texas Tech Medical School.

Rick Moralez

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Rick Moralez, 41, were at 10 a.m. today in Pathway To The Cross Church with Dr. Larry Hernandez officiating.

Burial was in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery by Chapel of Angels Funeral Home.

Mr. Moralez died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 10, 1959, in Poth. He attended school at Estacado High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Frito-Lay.

Survivors include two sons, Shaun and Steve Moralez, both of Lubbock; three brothers, Rubin, Camillo and George Moralez, all of Lubbock; and two sisters, Sylvia Estrada of Plainview and Diana Laney of West Monroe, La.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Family Hospice.

Alberto Reyna

TURKEY - Funeral Mass for Alberto Reyna, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.

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

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

Mr. Reyna died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Memphis, Texas.

He was born Oct. 31, 1925, in San Benito. He was a farmer for many years and moved to Turkey in 1975 where he continued to work for farmers. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.

On Dec. 1, 1947, he married Eloisa Martinez in San Benito.

Survivors include his wife; 12 children, Maria E., Edna, and Corina, all of Childress, Hector and Udell of Turkey, Linda of Los Lunas, N.M., Alberto Jr., of San Benito, Eloy of Silverton, Armando of La Marque, Arturo of Ladonia, Nina and Lupe, both of Albuquerque; a brother, Manuel Reyna of Harlingen; a sister, Maria R. Gonzalez of Rio Hondo; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Joy Prather Westmoreland

HALE CENTER - Memorial services for Edra Joy Prather Westmoreland, 63, will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Westmoreland died Friday, March 17, 2000, in Lubbock. He body was donated to the Texas Tech School of Medicine.

She was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Abernathy, the daughter of the late Scott and Aliene Prather. She grew up in the Mayfield and Cotton Center area.

Survivors include a son, Steven Lee of Garland; a daughter, Lynn Lee of Garland; three sisters, Nita Terry of Newborn, Ga., Theda Berg of Hale Center and Deanna Rhodes of Pantego, N.C.; a grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Betty Gene Davis

BOISE CITY, Okla. - Funeral services for Betty Gene Davis, 71, will be at 2 p.m. today in the Boise City Baptist Church with Derek Cox officiating.

Burial will be in Boise City Cemetery by Cimarron Mortuary.

Mrs. Davis died Sunday, March 19, 2000.

She was born in Kaffir and graduated from Happy High School. She attended West Texas State for a year and after her marriage in 1952 to Myron Davis, she and her husband farmed in the Happy and Tulia areas for several years.

She moved to the Griggs area of Cimarron County in the mid-1960s and to Boise City in 1974. She was a bookkeeper.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Lon Davis of Texhoma; two sisters, Jody Magness of Canyon and Mary White of Brenham; three brothers, A.J. McCarley, Bill McCarley and W.D. McCarley, all of Happy; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Boise City Cemetery Fund, c/o Cimarron Mortuary.

Melvyn Walker Gibbons

HEDLEY - Funeral services for Melvyn Walker Gibbons, 62, were at 11 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Howard, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Rowe Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mr. Gibbons died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born May 22, 1937, in Kress where he had lived and farmed most of his life. He moved from Plainview to Hedley in 1981. He was a Baptist.

On Nov. 17, 1978, he married Barbara Janell Thomas in Plainview. She died Dec. 26, 1998.

Survivors include five daughters, Melvyna Mendez and Jeanette Ayello, both of Clovis, Calif., Jennifer Hopps of Driftwood, Melody Middleton of Memphis, Texas, and Melissa Gibbons of Hedley; and nine grandchildren.

Bernice Hughes

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Bernice Berton Hughes, 83, former Silverton resident, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Mullin, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Silverton Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Hughes died Monday, March 20, 2000, in Waco.

He was born May 16, 1916, at Lake Texoma, Okla. He moved to Silverton and graduated as salutatorian of his class. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and after his discharge, he returned to Silverton and managed Redin Oil Co.

He was a member of First Baptist Church where he taught the Men´s Sunday School Class for more than 40 years.

On Oct. 15, 1929, he married Vivian Renfro in Henrietta. She died June 22, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Randy Hughes of Waco and Robert Hughes of Houston; two grandchildren, Amy Barker of Killeen and Matthew Hughes of North Richland Hills.

Annie Nathen Trussell

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Annie Nathen Trussell, 80, of Glen Rose, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Trey Morgan, minister of Central Church of Christ in Tulia, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Trussell died Sunday, March 19, 2000.

She was born in Tucumcari, N.M. and moved to Amarillo in 1954. She worked for 40 years as a registered nurse, including at the Memphis Hospital, 10 years for Dr. Dan Loving and 21 years at St. Anthony´s Hospital.

She was a member of North Amarillo Church of Christ and Glenview Church of Christ. She moved to Glen Rose in 1994.

In 1937, she married Varse Trussell in Claude. He died in 1981.

Survivors include a son, W.R. Trussell of Stephenville; two daughters, Myrna Joyce Dickey of Tulia and Jerry Dean Young of Glen Rose; a sister, Betty Jean Crawford of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Texas Commission for the Blind, 7120 W. I-40, Suite 100, Amarillo, TX 79106.

John Wiley Dickens

AMARILLO - Memorial services for John Wiley “Spud” Dickens, 42, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Family Life Fellowship with Dale Travis, pastor, officiating.

A Celebration of Life will follow in Memorial Park on Washington Street. Cremation arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home.

Mr. Dickens died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000.

He was born in Borger and had lived in Amarillo most of his life. He worked for Attebury Grain and Tulia Livestock Auction. He attended Family Life Fellowship.

Survivors include a daughter, Lacy Shannon Dickens of Dodge City, Kan.; a son, Justin Wiley Dickens of Huntsville; a sister, RuthAnne Boutwell of Amarillo; a brother, Richard Dean Dickens of Amarillo; a grandson; and his companion, Rachel Garcia of Tulia.

The family suggests memorials to Olivia´s Angels, c/o Baptist/St. Anthony Hospice.

Matilde Gonzales

SEAGRAVES - Funeral Mass for Matilde Longoria Gonzales, 65 will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul´s Catholic Church with the Rev. John Casey officiating.

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

Burial will be in the Seagraves Cemetery by Head Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gonzales died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Lopeno. She moved to Seagraves in 1965 from Mathis. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul´s Catholic Church since 1965.

On March 16, 1957, she married Trinidad Gonzales in Floresville.

Survivors include a son, Jose G. Vela of Seagraves; five sisters, Maria Gonzales of Zapata, Rafaela Sanchez of Georgetown, Elma Vargus of Seagraves, Cecila Vela of Floydada and Jacoba Herrera of Sweetwater; and five brothers, Alejos Longoria, Roy Longoria, Miguel Longoria, all of Seagraves, Delfino Longoria of Zapata and Antonio Longoria of Plainview.

O.L. McMurtrey

FRIONA - Funeral services for O.L. “Mac” McMurtrey, 73, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Petty, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. McMurtrey died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born in Walters, Okla. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He returned to Parmer County in 1946 and worked as a carpenter, helping build Friona Wheat Growers. He later helped build Mills & Fleming Gin at Hub.

He had been manager of Hub Grain Co. since 1959 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Clark of Friona; three sons, Claude McMurtrey of Silverton, Darrell McMurtrey of San Diego and Bryce McMurtrey of Amarillo; a brother, Eddie McMurtrey of Midwest City, Okla.; and six grandchildren.

Lela Faye Pierce

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Lela Faye Bruington Pierce, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Nave, former pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

The body will be at the church by 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Pierce died at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Petersburg.

She was born Lela Faye Brunson on Oct. 28, 1916, in Longworth. She moved to Abernathy at an early age and later to Petersburg. She attended schools in Abernathy and Petersburg.

On Oct. 4, 1933, she married A.H. “Poochie” Bruington in Lubbock. He died Oct. 2, 1981. On Aug. 10, 1990, she married Gilbert Pierce in Petersburg and moved to Plains.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Plains.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Benita and Shorty Robertson of Petersburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Phoebe Bruington of Petersburg; two brothers, Willard Brunson of Livingston and Gene Brunson of San Antonio; one sister, Ada Howard of Medina, Minn.; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Thompson, David, Joey and Scottie Bruington, Jerry Don Bright and Adam Aaron. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua and Caleb Bright, Corey Thompson and Weston Covington.


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