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Jim Boswell

AUSTIN - Graveside services for James Nelson “Jim” Boswell, 82, former Plainview resident, were held Oct. 16 in Austin Memorial Park. Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. that same day in Westminster Manor Chapel with the Rev. San Williams officiating. Arrangements were by Harrell Funeral Home.

Mr. Boswell died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996.

He was born Nov. 15, 1913, to the late George and Mabel Boswell in Plainview. He attended Plainview schools and graduated from Texas A&M in 1937. He also was a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking.

He moved to Austin in 1938 and worked for the Chamber of Commerce. During World War II he served for 36 months in the South Pacific. He returned to Austin and worked at Austin National Bank, now Nations Bank, for 19 years and five years in business development. He retired as vice president.

He was president of the advisory board of Texas Farm and Ranch School for Commercial Bankers and a member of the American Institute of Banking.

He was director of the American Red Cross and Travis County Cancer Association, served as chairman of the Tenth District Blackland Income Growth, president of the Austin Farm and Ranch Club, Austin Livestock Show and was a member of the University Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and treasurer.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Inez; a son, Noble and his wife Debbie of Austin; a sister, Mae Stambaugh of Vernon; and a brother, Milton Boswell of Austin; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the University Presbyterian Church, Family Hospice or to a favorite charity.
 

Ruth Rousser Garrett

SUNRAY - Funeral services for Ruth Rousser Garrett, 83, sister of Glenn Phillips of Hart, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sunray Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Hilton, pastor, and Bruce Broxson, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lane Memorial Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Mrs. Garrett died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996.

She was born in Hale County. She was a farmer and rancher and had lived in Sunray since 1954. She was a member of Sunray Baptist Church.

Other survivors include two sons, Cleve Rousser and Rick Rousser, both of Sunray; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to Sunray Baptist Church, P.O. Box 550, Sunray 79086.
 

Alfred Martin

FLOMOT - Graveside services for Alfred Martin, 78, brother of Raymond Martin of Lockney, will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Flomot Cemetery with J.D. Nance, minister of Rock Creek Church of Christ, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Seigler Funeral Home of Matador.

Mr. Martin died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Flomot and was a farmer and rancher.

He married Sylvia Waters on April 10, 1936, in Silverton.

Other survivors include his wife; a son, Eldon Martin of Quitaque; a daughter, Nova Turner of Matador; two sisters, Edith Washington of Flomot and Gertrude Light of Amarillo; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Lillie Morgan

Funeral services for Lillie Morgan, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Pierce, chaplain of Wheeler Prison Unit, officiating. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morgan died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, in Heritage Home.

She was born Dec. 18, 1908, in Sallisaw, Okla. She grew up in Okemah, Okla., and moved to Plainview in 1942. She was a cook at the Nu Griddle for 37 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She married Roy V. Morgan on Oct. 14, 1925 in Sallisaw. He died April 18, 1980, in Plainview.

Survivors include two daughters, Thelma Morton and Ruth Shugart, both of Plainview; four sons, Maxie Morgan of Houston, Jay Roy Morgan of Quartz Hill, Calif., Donald Morgan of Beaumont, and Samuel Morgan of Ardmore, Okla.; three brothers, Adron Holland of Prague, Okla., Will Holland of Tulsa, Okla., and Vernon Holland of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 26 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Three daughters, Maxine McCarty, Martha Connell and Betty Eaves, are deceased.
 

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James L. Shanes

Funeral services for James L. Shanes, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Dr. Max Browning, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Shanes died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Lubbock.

He was born Dec. 24, 1927, in Akron, Ohio. He grew up in Akron and Tallmadge, Ohio. He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II in the South Pacific. After his discharge he returned to Ohio and worked as a welder. He lived in Indiana and was self-employed before moving to Houston in 1974 where he worked as a supervisor in metal fabrication. 

He moved to Plainview in 1984 and worked at Heath Furniture. He was a Methodist, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He married Mary Jane Lauer on Jan. 20, 1969, in Houston.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Cindy Hazleton of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Thomas J. Shanes, is deceased.

The family will have visitation at Lemons from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.
 

Elsie Wilbanks

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Elsie Montgomery Wilbanks, 86, mother of Philip Wilbanks of Floydada, were at 11 a.m. today in W.W. Rix Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Bobby McMillan and the Rev. Ted Dotts officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Wilbanks died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996.

She was born in Beaver County, Okla., and grew up in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and received a master´s degree from the University of Missouri. She was editor of the Hutchinson County Herald and later editor and part owner of the Potter County News. She moved to Lubbock in 1939 and was in the printing, real estate and sales business.

She had been president of the Roscoe Wilson PTA and received a life membership. She assisted in organizing Mortar Board, Theta Sigma Phi and Phi Mu Chapter at Texas Tech University, the Lubbock Art Association and South Plains Genealogical Society.

She served as an officer of the Texas Fine Arts Association, was a DAR regent, vice president of the Twentieth Century Club and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Phi Mu sorority. She was a member of the Texas Watercolor Society, Clan Montgomery Society, Clan Ross Association, German Texas Heritage Society, the West Texas Scottish Heritage Society and St. John´s United Methodist Church.

She authored “Art On The Texas Plains” and co-authored “The Other Germans.”

She married William Arnold Wilbanks in 1935 in Borger. He died in 1968.

Other survivors include a daughter, Margot Wilbanks of Ridgefield, Conn.; a brother, Ross Montgomery of Lubbock; a sister, Polly Moss of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Denise Lefebvre Baldwin

Funeral Mass for Denise Lefebvre Baldwin, 58, will be at 2 pm. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with Msg. Tim Schwertner, pastor of St. Alice Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Baldwin died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

The former Denise Roberts Lefebvre was born July 14, 1938 in Rouen, France and grew up and attended schools there.

She married Weldon Baldwin in 1965 in Altus, Okla. and moved to Plainview shortly after their marriage. She had been employed at Central Plains MH/MR Center for a number of years. She was a Catholic and former member of the Cosmopolitan Club. 

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. John (Cristine) Shores of Germany; two sons, Deny and William, both of Plainview; a brother, Claude Lefebvre, and a sister, Ginette DuJardin, both of Rouen, France; and four grandchildren.
 

Amy B. Caraway

TULIA - Funeral services for Amy Belle Burrow Caraway, 79, former Tulia resident, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Caraway died at midnight Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, in Amarillo.

She was born April 10, 1917 in Rosky, Okla. and moved to Tulia in 1920. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Tulia High School. She married W. Ray Caraway in 1935 in Tulia.

She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and was a Woman´s Missionary Union director and Sunday school teacher for a number of years. She also was a past worthy matron of the Tulia chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She moved to Amarillo in 1989 and was a member of San Jacinto Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband; three sons, Harold and Paul, both of Dumas, and Robert of Honey Grove; six sisters, Helen LaDuke of Canyon, Mamie Burrow of Amarillo, Fontella Hunt of Hutchinson, Kan., Leota Miller and Iva Ferguson, both of Tulia, and Lola Sanderson of Springlake; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ray Neal Caraway, Randy Caraway, Shannon Caraway, J.W. Caraway, William Darcy, Lewis Loftis and Chris Spann.
 

Frank Flores

DUMAS - Funeral services for Frank Flores, 73, father of Maria Rojas of Plainview and Maggie Flores of Hale Center, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Templo Elim with the Rev. Johnny Grando, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors.

Mr. Flores died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996.

He was born in Big Foot and was a former Hale Center resident. He had lived in Dumas since 1976 and worked in maintenance for Phillips Manor before retiring. He was a member of Templo Elim.

He married Juanita Ortiz Flores in 1946 in Plainview.

Also surviving are his wife; five sons, Frank Jr., Arturo, Daniel and Ricky, all of Dumas, and Johnny of Lexington, Neb.; another daughter, Teresa Guzman of Dumas; a brother, Paul Flores of Lubbock; two sisters, Carolina Gonzales of Lubbock and Aurelia Gonzales of Wichita Falls; 33 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren.

A son, Maximino Flores, died in 1983.

The family will be at 1700 S. Meredith.
 

Ruben Glen Pratt Sr.

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Reuben Glenn “R.G.” Pratt Sr., 91, father of Mrs. Herman (Ruth Anne) Nelson of Plainview, were at 4 p.m. Saturday in Southwest Church of Christ with Brent Adams and Larry Brown officiating. Burial was in Llano Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Mr. Pratt died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996.

He was born in Red Oak and had lived in Childress for 23 years where he worked for the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad. In 1954 he transferred to Amarillo and retired from the water services department of the railroad after 43 years.

He was a member of Southwest Church of Christ.

He married Jennie Ruth Worley.

Other survivors include his wife; two sons, R.G. Pratt Jr. of Irving and Charles R. Pratt of Midland; three sisters, Lois Brown of Red Oak, Nannie Bell Almand of Fort Worth and Annie Sue Harris of Bellmead; 10 grandchildren, including Mrs. Rick (Sharon) Betler and Mrs. Monty (Julie) Bowen, both of Plainview; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to High Plains Children´s Home, P.O. Box 7448, Amarillo 79114-7448 or to the Baptist/St. Anthony´s Hospice and Life Enrichment Center, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo 79176-0001.
 

Herman Robinson

DUMAS - Funeral services for Herman Robinson, 77, brother of Elouise Gifford of Plainview, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Morrison Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joe Hoyle of Borger, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery.

Mr. Robinson died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996.

He was born in Odessa and had lived in Dumas since 1947. He was a safety supervisor for Phillips Petroleum before retiring in 1981. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart in Germany. He married Coleene Bomar in 1941 in Clovis, N.M.

Also surviving are his wife; a daughter, Jalane McWilliams of Dumas; two sons, Randall of Borger and Steve of Dumas; three brothers, Leon of Amherst, Red of Carlsbad, N.M. and Owen of El Paso; another sister, Clorine Clayton of Amherst; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will be at 1110 N.E. Fourth. Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity. 
 

Willie “Bill” Watson

Funeral services for Willie “Bill” Vivian Watson, 79, of Plainview will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ with Delbert McLoud, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Watson died Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at 4:23 p.m.

She was born Willie Vivian Botts on Oct. 14, 1917, in Kress. She attended Kress schools and graduated from Kress High School. She then moved to Plainview and attended Watson´s Business College. 

She was a homemaker and loved to crochet and making crafts. She was a member of the Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.

She married R. W. “Dub” Watson Jr. on March 2, 1940, in Lubbock. He died Aug. 19, 1988. 

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Audra and Tommy Paris of Noble, Okla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard W. and Penny Watson of Plainview and W. Mack and Sherry Watson of Canyon; two sisters, Ruby Kemper of Midland and Opal Strother of Plainview; a brother, Audrey Botts of San Angelo; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Marshall and Elmer Botts, and a grandson, Mark Watson, are all deceased.

Gilberto Aguero

Funeral services for Gilberto Aguero, 104, of Hobbs, N.M., former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Plainview with the Rev. Ben Kasteel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Aguero died at 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at his residence.

He was born April 25, 1892, in Eagle Pass. He grew up in Uvalde and moved to Plainview many years ago. He worked as a farm laborer and moved to Hobbs in 1987.

He married Juana Gallegos in San Angelo. She died Oct. 12, 1984 in Plainview.

Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Borgas of Plainview and Deloris Ledesma of Casa Grande, Ariz.; one son, Gilberto Aguero Jr. of Hobbs; 18 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 42 great-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great-grandchildren.
 

Alma Denton

Graveside services for Alma Frances Hamilton Denton, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plainview Cemetery. Burial arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Denton died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996, in Hi-Plains Nursing Home in Hale Center.

She was born April 23, 1903, in Plainview where she attended schools, graduating from Plainview High School. She taught piano and accordion in Plainview for 65 years. She was a Baptist.

She married William Denton on Aug. 13, 1930, in Portales, N.M. He died in 1942.

Survivors include one son, David Denton of Plainview; one sister, Ruth Oswald of Plainview; three grandchildren, Gina Waite of the country of Italy, Natasha Denton and Brandon Denton, both of Plainview; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Mary Hawkins

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Mary Lee Hawkins, 59, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Jackson, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Ossie Curry Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Mrs. Hawkins died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1937 in Henderson. She married Robert Hawkins. He is deceased.

Survivors include three sons, Ernest “Ed” Johnson of Pampa, Gregory “Chip” Johnson of Floydada and Aldon “Duffy” Johnson of Iowa Park; four daughters, Shelia Wall of Plainview, Barbara Williams of Lawton, Okla., Vivian “Lynn” Thompson of Matador and Eunice “Sandy” Johnson of Floydada; three sisters, Ann Hawkins of Plainview and Lucy Burks and Jimmie Minnill, both of Floydada; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 

C.A. ´Mike´ Howell

Graveside services for C.A. “Mike” Howell, 84, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plainview Memorial Park with Jim Brewer, minister of South Plains Church of Christ in Lubbock, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Howell died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, in St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock.

He was born July 14, 1912, in Marshall. He was a farmer and moved to Plainview in 1951 from Meadow.

He was a member of Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.

He married Maggie Pearl “Babe” Nance on Feb. 10, 1934, in Knox City. She died on June 20, 1988.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.
 

Venus King

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Venus King, 94, are pending with Freeman Funeral Home.

Mrs. King died early today, Dec. 9, 1996, in Hi-Plains Hospital.
 

Sue Iola Miller

Graveside services for Sue Iola Miller, 94, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lawn View Cemetery in Cordell, Okla. Arrangements are by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mrs. Miller died at 12:56 a.m. today, Dec. 9, 1996, in Prairie House Living Center.

She was born Feb. 12, 1902, in Cordell where she attended schools. She had worked in sales of ladies apparel. She lived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from 1957 until 1959 when she moved to Sun City, Ariz. She moved to Plainview in 1990 from Sun City.

She married Harry Miller on Feb. 15, 1957 in Oklahoma. He died in 1976.

Survivors include a sister, Edith Boatright of Plainview; a sister-in-law, Alta Smith of New Braunfels; a stepdaughter, Dolores Fabiani of Isola d´Elba, Italy; and several nieces and nephews.

Five brother, Ray, Love, Arthur, Omer and Joe Smith are deceased.
 

Viola Montomery

LITTLEFIELD - Funeral services for Viola Lucindy Montgomery, 94, of Midwest City, Okla., mother of Kenneth and mother-in-law of Velma Montgomery of Plainview, will be at 2 p.m. today in the Bill Eisenhower Southeast Chapel in Del City, Okla. Additional services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Hammons Funeral Home Chapel in Littlefield. Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park by Hammons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Montgomery died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, in Midwest City Nursing Center.

She married James Clarence Montgomery on Oct. 15, 1922, in Erick, Okla. He and two children, Paul and Wanda, and one brother and three sisters, are deceased.

She was a member of the Church of God in Anderson, Ind.

Other survivors include two other sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Stella Montgomery of Fort Smith, Ark., and David and Barbara Montgomery of Duncanville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Gordon West of Midwest City; Kathleen and Marvin Burnett of Levelland, Janis and Bill Biddy of Lubbock and Nancy Montgomery of Midwest City; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
 

Otho R. Stubbs

TURKEY - Funeral services for Otho R. Stubbs, 89, of McCamey, former Turkey resident, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Melvin Clinton, pastor, and Delos Johnson, minister of Quitaque Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Dreamland Cemetery by Myers-Long Funeral Directors.

Mr. Stubbs died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996, in McCamey.

He was born in Cranfils Gap and moved to Turkey with his family at age of 4. He was a cotton farmer, artist, florist, amateur archaeologist and wood craftsman and participated in local and area shows. He was a Scoutmaster.

He served with the Army Fifth Armored Division during World War II, seeing combat at Normandy Beach. He also was in the Battle of the Bulge and the Buchenwald Liberation. He received the Bronze Star Medal and was cited for outstanding service above the call of duty.

His home was a museum and art studio which many people visited to view his collection of Indian artifacts and memorabilia.

His first, wife, Ola B., died in 1968.

He married Dr. Dora Crandall in 1984 in Turkey.

Survivors include his wife; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Ginger Morgan.


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