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Bea Cearley
HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Bea Cearley, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Rowland, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park in Plainview by Freeman-Abell Funeral Home of Hale Center.

Mrs. Cearley died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born Sept. 8, 1907 in Drasco and married Carl Cearley on Aug. 14, 1929 in Wilmeth. He died Jan. 5, 1976. She moved to Hale Center from Winters in 1941 and was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Home Builders Sunday School Class. She had assisted her husband in farming.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Bill and Carlene Kirby of Plainview; a sister, Lillian England of Hale Center; two grandsons, Chip Kirby and his wife Cindy and Aaron Kirby and his wife Denice, all of Cotton Center; and four great-grandchildren, Courtney Kirby, Chance Kirby, Sarah Kirby and Kyle Kirby, all of Cotton Center.

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

Angus Davis

OLTON - Graveside services for Angus Davis, 82, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Olton Cemetery with Rick Harper, minister of Main Street Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mr. Davis died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Nov. 7, 1917, in Spencer, Tenn. He moved to Olton in 1953 from Quanah. He was a parts man for International Harvest Corporation.

He was a member of Main Street Church of Christ and the Littlefield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

On May 8, 1947 he married Bernice Dickey in Vernon.

Survivors include his wife; and a sister, Mollie Lewis of Quanah.

The family suggests memorials to the Olton Ambulance Association, P.O. Box Q, Olton, TX 79064.

Leopoldo ´Polo´ Juarez

Funeral Mass for Leopoldo ´Polo´ Juarez, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor, officiating.

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

Rosary will be recited at 7 tonight in Wood-Dunning Colonial Chapel.

Mr. Juarez died at 7:41 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

He was born Aug. 11, 1931 in Pearsall and moved to Plainview in 1956. He was a farm laborer and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He married Maria Avila Juarez on Aug. 3, 1949 in Robstown. She died Aug. 2, 1992.

Surviving are a daughter, Clementina Rodriquez of Dallas; two sons, Antonio Juarez of Deming, N.M. and Alvaro Juarez of Dallas; a brother, Alturo Juarez of Robstown; three sisters, Bertha Salazar of Robstown and Josefina Pina and Olga Lopez, both of Corpus Christi; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Winnie Pearson

PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Winnie Pearson, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Lowrey, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Pearson died the Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in her home.

She was born July 27, 1922 in the Whitfield community in Swisher County and graduated from Plainview High School in 1938. She attended nursing school at the Plainview hospital in 1939. She married Lester Pearson on Oct. 12, 1940. He died Sept. 17. 1978.

She lived in Kress and Plainview before moving to Petersburg in 1957. She was a secretary and bookkeeper at Allmon Cotton and Grain, which she and her husband co-owned and operated.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gene Stinnett of San Antonio and Diana and Lynn Culp of Petersburg; a brother, Winfred Blackerby of Kress; a sister, Madelyn Hiles of Plainview; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A son, Bob Pearson, died Dec. 15, 1991.

Pallbearers will be Gary Stinnett, Jason Culp, Sam Pearson, Max Pearson, Rusty Gray and David Zint.

The family suggests memorials to the Bob Pearson Scholarship Fund.

Irene Schreier

OLTON - Funeral services for Schreier, 90, will be at 2 p.m. today in Abernathy Church of Christ with Condy Billingsley officiating.

Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery by Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Schreier died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Running Water Draw Care Center in Olton.

She was born April 28, 1909 in Lone Wolf, Okla. and married W.K. “Bill” Schreier on July 12, 1934 in Plainview. He died July 5, 1998.

She was raised in Olton and graduated from Olton High School. She moved to Abernathy from Seagraves in 1942 and moved to Running Water Draw Care Center in Olton from Abernathy in November of 1994.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Quilting Club and Garden Club. She had served as president of the Abernathy PTA.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Dye of Canyon and Linda Ligon of Bryan; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Running Water Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton 79064

Cynthia Jones Block

EDMONSON - Funeral services for Cynthia Jones Block, 27, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Colletge Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Block died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Aug. 10, 1973, in Lockney. She moved to Plainview in 1989 and graduated from Plainview High School in 1992. She attended Wayland Baptist University and was a member of College Heights Baptist Church where she taught Vacation Bible School.

On June 7, 1997, she married David Block in Edmonson.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Arthur Wade Block of Edmonson; two brothers, Michael Edward Jones of Fort Lee, Va., and Billy Jack Parker of Freeport; three sisters, Tanya Jones of Lubbock and Samantha Kaye Jones and Anita Pritchett, both of Plainview; her father, Edward Jones of Plainview; and her grandmother, Juanita Dake of Lockney.

Jerry Harkins

LEVELLAND - Graveside services for Jerry Wayne Harkins, 42, of Odessa, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in City of Levelland Cemetery with the Rev. Van Earl Hughes officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Geo. C. Price Funeral Directors.

Mr. Harkins died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000.

He was born Jan. 23, 1958, in Denver City. He moved to Odessa in 1980 from Fort Worth and worked as an instrument fitter. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Wayne Harkins of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mandy Molina of Fort Worth; his parents, D.D. and Laura Harkins of Hale Center; two brothers, Dee Harkins of Odessa and Cody Harkins of Midland; and two grandchildren.

Doris Peugh

SILVERTON - Funeral services for Doris Peugh, 81, are pending with Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Peugh died early today, Oct. 17, 2000, in Lockney.
 

Oscar Quintero

HEREFORD - Funeral Mass for Oscar Quintero, 66, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Rose Chapel of Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

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

Cremation arrangements were by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home.

Mr. Quintero died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in Baptist/St. Anthony´s Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Sept. 22, 1934 in Hargill. He was a farmer and attended New Beginnings Church.

On July 28, 1993, he married Frances Montano in Hereford.

Survivors include his wife; three sons; five stepsons; three brothers, Cruz Quintero of Dimmitt, Bobby Quintero of Hale Center and Raymond Quintero of Moriarty, N.M.; four sisters, Carmen Lopez of Springlake, Tommie Crowder of Dallas, Janie Quintero of Hale Center and Delia Aguirre of Plainview; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Presentacion Luna

FLOYDADA - Funeral Mass for Presentacion Luna, 78, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with the Rev. John Ohlig officiating.

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

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

Mr. Luna died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney.

He was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Sutherland Springs, the son of the late Ignacio and Feliciana Verlanga Luna. He attended Hondo schools and moved to Floydada in 1959. He retired from farming in 1976.

He was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

On March 9, 1942, he married Santos Flores in Hondo.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Domingo Luna and Freddie Luna, both of Vernon; Robert Luna and Frankie Luna, both of Floydada, and Abran Luna of Erwin, N.C.; five daughters, Juanita Espinoza, Martha Gutierrez, Carmelita Rodriguez and Beatrice Luna, all of Floydada, and Maria Garcia of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Refuja Armendariez of Crystal City; 59 grandchildren; and 85 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 3403 73rd Street, Lubbock, TX 79423.

Alberto Garcia

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Alberto Garcia, 79, of Wilson, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in W.W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. Ruben Torres officiating.

Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park by Rix Funeral Directors.

Mr. Garcia died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in University Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Karnes City and was a farmer in Wilson for 40 years. He was a member of the G.I. Forum and the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Wilson. 

He married Margarita Guerra in 1942 in Falls City. She died Oct. 7, 1990.

Surviving are 13 sons, Albert Jr., Daniel and Alexandro, all of Lubbock, Trancito of Victoria, Lionel of Loraine, Leonardo of Dade City, Fla., Andrew of Dallas, Margo of Ludington, Mich., and Julian, Steven, Augustine, Henry and Lucas, all of Wilson; seven daughters, Teresa Parish of Wilson, Lydia Romo of Lubbock, Helen Sandoval of Temple City, Calif., Gloria Garcia of Victoria, Cecila Garcia of Floydada and Sara Garcia and Linda Garcia, both of Ralls; two brothers, Geronimo of Falls City and Guthrie of Houston; two sisters, Josie Guerra and Dominga Salizar, both of Houston; 53 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchilden.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd Str., Lubbock, TX 79423.

Gertrude Hayes

Funeral services for Gertrude Hayes, 88, of Plainview will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 11th and Amarillo Church of Christ with Ron Hayes, minister of Mirick Avenue Church of Christ in Denison, officiating.

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

Mrs. Hayes died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2000, in IHS Heritage Home of Plainview.

She was born Nov. 21, 1911, in Weston. She married Robert Sutton Hayes on April 29, 1931, in Grayson County. He died July 12, 1964.

She grew up and attended schools in Gunter. After her marriage she lived in Gunter and McKinney, then moved to Plainview area in 1949 where they farmed in the Edmonson and Finney Switch communities. She moved into Plainview in 1960. She worked as an adult sitter from 1965-1993. 

She was a charter member of the 11th and Amarillo Church of Christ.

Survivors include one daughter, Melba Jean Peacock of Broomfield, Colo.; three sons, Alton Wallace Hayes of Fort Smith, Ark.; Don Carroll Hayes of Plainview and Ron Hayes of Denison; one sister, Mary Dell Garner of Greenville, 17 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. 

A daughter, Reta Marcelle Hayes, died Sept. 29, 1934, and a son, Robert Glendon “Tiny” Hayes, died Oct. 13, 1991.

Family will receive friends at Lemons Funeral Home from 6:30-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the JoMarie Pinkerton Fund, c/o 11th and Amarillo Street Church of Christ, 2800 W. 11th, Plainview, 79072, or the 11th and Amarillo Church of Christ Building Fund at the same address.

Maria Elida Hererra

Funeral Mass for Maria Elida Hererra, 57, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan, pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Augustin Cantu.

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

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Hererra died Monday, July 31, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Dec. 13, 1942, in Poteet. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed crafts.

Surviving are six sons, Joe, Guy and Emilio Ramos of Stratford, Vince Ramos of Canon City, Colo., Leonard Ramos and John Paul Valenzuela, both of Amarillo; five daughters, Tina Lopez, Isabell Reta, Irena Aldavaz and Lisa Ramos, all of Stratford, and Rosemary Valenzuela of Amarillo; her mother, Beatrice Gonzales of Plainview; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Dalia Montez of Amarillo and Mike and Liz Montez of Liberal, Kan.; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Susie Cornett of Plainview, Beatrice Arguello of Puebloc, Colo., Yvonne and Mike Brown of LaFeria and Martha and Rudy Perez of Edinburg; 19 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. 

Belle Duncan

ASPERMONT - Funeral Mass for Belle Ruth Duncan, 99, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Johnrose Hayden officiating.

Burial will be in Aspermont Cemetery by McCoy Funeral Home.

Mrs. Duncan died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, in an Aspermont nursing center.

She was born in Stonewall County and had lived in Aspermont until 1927. She lived in Justiceburg for seven years, in California for 50 years and in Plainview for seven years. She returned to Aspermont in 1990. She was a Catholic.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Wilma Gene Evans

Funeral services for Wilma Gene Evans, 71, will be at 2 p.m. today in Seth Ward Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Ritter, minister, and Jack McClung, chaplain of Prairie House Living Center, officiating.

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

Mrs. Evans died at 8:11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in the emergency room of Covenant Hospital.

She was born Oct. 14, 1929, in Rising Star. She moved to Plainview in 1944 from Tell and had worked as a kitchen hostess at First Baptist Church until retiring in 1989. She was a member of Seth Ward Baptist Church.

On May 20, 1945, she married Lonnie Evans in Plainview.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Carmaleta Hooten of Plainview; a son, Arlen Evans of Plainview; one sister, Nina Sanders of Floydada; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Sanders, Shane Hooten, Lonnie Dale Evans, Kit Pinkerton, Bobby Craddock and Richard Adame.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer of the American Diabetes Association.

Richard Mills

Funeral services for Richard “Ricky” Mills, 42, of Slaton, will be at 2 p.m. today, in St. Paul´s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gerald Boerger, pastor, officiating.

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

Mr. Mills died Friday, Oct. 21, 2000, in Slaton.

He was born Sept. 6, 1958, in Clovis, N.M. He attended schools in Hale Center and Plainview and worked for W&R Welding in Brownfield for 16 years. He was employed by B&C Gin Supply.

Survivors include four daughters, Wendy Mills of Johnson, Kan., Sandee Mills and Mandee Mills, both of Brownfield, and Lexi Lynn Mills of Levelland; one son, Travis Mills of Brownfield; a brother, James Lee Mills of Irving; his father, Henry T. “Red” Bevill; and his mother and stepfather, Katherine and Dale McDonald of Plainview.

Flordie Reynolds

TULIA - Funeral services for Flordie Reynolds, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Jackson Chapel with the Rev. Henry Jackson, pastor, officiating.

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

Mrs. Reynolds died at 12:38 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, in Lubbock.

She was born April 21, 1920, in Highland. She moved to Tulia in 1985 and was a member of Jackson Chapel.

Her husband, Tommy Reynolds, whom she married in Highland, died in 1957.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Thomas of Tulia; one brother, Eddie Henry Crain of Amarillo; two sisters, Iza Lee Wade of Paris, Texas and Ruby Mae Dawson of Seminole; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Dan Towns

EDMOND, Okla. - Memorial services for Danny Joe Towns, 45, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Wilmington, Ill. Tentative memorial services will be held next Monday in Edmond.

All arrangements are by Reeves Funeral Home of Wilmington.

Mr. Towns died at 11:53 a.m. Sunday in Chicago will participating in the Chicago Marathon.

He was born March 3, 1955, in Wilmington where he grew up and attended schools. He attended Oklahoma University and was a geologist with Louis Dryfess Oil Co. in Edmond.

He was a member of the Petroleum Club and was a Presbyterian.

On Feb. 3, 1985, he married Debbie Douglas in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Christa Towns and Elly Towns, both of Edmond; a son, Kevin Towns of Edmond; a brother, Mickey Towns of Illinois; a sister, Peggy Castle who is teaching in China; his parents, Gladys and Arthur Towns of Wilmington; and his wife´s parents, Nelda and Bobby Douglas of Plainview.

Ila Dominey

SLATON - Funeral services for Ila D. Dominey, 82, will be at 2 p.m. today in Foster-Adams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Brigham officiating.

Burial will be in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Dominey died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, in a Lubbock hospital.

She was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Erath County. She graduated from Rule High School and had worked in the cafeteria for the Hamlin ISD. She moved to Slaton in 1987 and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

On March 26, 1938, she married Bill Dominey in Rule. He died in 1975.

Survivors include two sons, John Dominey and Rodney Dominey, both of Slaton; a daughter, Billie Schuette of Slaton; two brothers, Albert Ellis of Fort Worth and Coy Ellis of Van; a sister, Louise Gabehart of Olton; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Alvin Fleming

TULIA - Funeral services for Alvin D. Fleming, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor, and Jim Ferguson, president of the Texas Baptist Men, officiating.

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

Mr. Fleming died Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Coryell County. He attended schools in White Hall near Gatesville. After serving with the U.S. Army for four years, returned to the Dallas area to work as a carpenter. He moved to Vigo Park and farmed for 35 years. He retired and moved to Tulia.

He was a lay preacher, active in Texas Baptist Men, a member of First Baptist Church where he was a deacon and also was an active in the the prison ministries.

On Aug. 31, 1945, he married Doris Jackson in Gatesville.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Wanda Fleming and Deborah Bestal, both of Amarillo; a brother, Floyd Fleming of Gatesville; a sister, Florena Dorsey of Gatesville; and a grandson, Adam Tuey.

The family suggests memorials to the Texas Baptist Men or to a favorite charity.

Gilbert Gutierrez

Funeral services for Gilbert Gutierrez, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Casa De Oracion, 821 N. Beech, with the Rev. Hermilio Perez, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Prayer service will be at 6 p.m. today in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Gutierrez died at 2:55 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Round Up. He grew up in Tucumcari, N.M., where he attended schools. He moved to Plainview in 1953 and worked for Tri-State Bi-Products, later renamed Plainview Bi-Products, for 28 years.

He was a member of Casa De Oracion.

Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Gutierrez of Plainview, Mary Lou Barela of Detroit, Mich., and Becky and Jude Sena of Clovis, N.M.; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Gutierrez of Amarillo, David Gutierrez of Red Oak and Demetrio and Delores Gutierrez of Plainview; two brothers, Sonny Gutierrez of Plainview and Pat Gutierrez of Tucumcari; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Two sons are deceased. Gilbert Gutierrez died in 1964 and Danny Gutierrez died in 1984.

Pallbearers will be Gilbert, Steve, David and Jeremy Gutierrez and Peter and Gilbert Gonzales.

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

Martha Dell Wood

Graveside services for Martha Dell Wood, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park with the Rev. Drew Travis, minister of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wood died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Glendale, Calif., where she grew up and graduated from high school. She moved to Plainview in 1951.

She was a homemaker and had been a floral designer for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pink Ladies Auxiliary, Plainview Country Club, and the Elks Lodge.

On March 30, 1951, she married Robert Blake Wood in Clovis, N.M. He died Oct. 24, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Bridget Wood Kiser of Plainview; one son, Bryan Wood of Plainview; and three grandchildren, Dustin, T.J., and Skyler Wood.


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