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Earl Edwin Braddock

KRESS - Funeral services for Earl Edwin “Jim” Braddock, 69, of Grassland, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Simpson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.

Mr. Braddock died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, in University Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born March 29, 1930, in Garza County where he grew up. He attended schools in Post and lived in the Petersburg area before moving to Kress in 1964. He moved to Comanche in 1988 and to Grassland in 1996.

He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Comanche.

On March 7, 1953, he married Murleen Nance in Aiken.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Jeff Reed of Kress and Jana and Robert Harrell of Cloudcroft, N.M.; two brothers, Norman Braddock of Grassland and Kenneth Braddock of Plainview; a sister, Wynama Briggs of Seminole; and four grandchildren, Jeremy Reed of Kress, Leah Reed of College Station, and Addison Harrell and Lawson Harrell, both of Cloudcroft.

Pallbearers will be Jack McCraw, Gayle Thompson, Verdon Pierce, Bobby Brunson, Henry Bevill and Elmer Rash.

The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children´s Hospital or to a favorite charity.

Rufus Allen Dodgen

SHAMROCK - Funeral services for Rufus Allen Dodgen, 88, were at 10:30 a.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Dorn, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Shamrock Cemetery by Wright Funeral Directors.

Mr. Dodgen died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000.

He was born in Royston in 1911. He graduated from West Texas State College and had worked for Draper Ross Produce in Amarillo. He later owned and operated Dodgen Feed and Seed Store in Shamrock for 31 years.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was on the council of ministries. He served on the Shamrock ISD School Board in the 1950s and was a member of the Rotary Club for more than 50 years.

In 1933, he married Dorothy Cash in Canyon.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Donald Louis Dodgen of Phoenix, Ariz., and R. Allen Dodgen Jr., of Dallas; one daughter, Candy Land of Cotton Center; a brother, David Dodgen of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and five grandsons.

Ruby Kemper

MIDLAND - Funeral services for Ruby Botts Kemper, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Parris officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park by Ellis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kemper died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, in a Midland hospital.

She was born Jan. 28, 1916, in Kress, the daughter of the late W.G. and Vica Beck Botts. She grew up in Kress and Plainview. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

On Dec. 27, 1936, she married J. Marvin Kemper in Roswell, N.M. He died Aug. 23, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Allen Kemper of Amarillo and Joe Kemper of Midland; a sister, Opal Strother of Red Oak; five grandsons, Brent, Kevin, Bryan and Jared Kemper and Trent White; and a great-granddaughter, Heather Kemper.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family suggests memorials to CARC Inc., P.O. Drawer 1808, Carlsbad, N.M. 88220.

Flora Parvin

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Flora Mae Parvin, 68, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Moore-Rose-White Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Henry Russell, pastor of Trinity Church, officiating.

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

Mrs. Parvin died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born June 21, 1931, in Plainview, the daughter of the late Everett Franklin and Edith Mae Gilbert Spann. She attended school in Plainview and Floydada and had lived in Floydada for 60 years. She was a retired restaurant cook.

On May 17, 1948, she married Ebert Autres Parvin in Floydada.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Johnny Mack Parvin of Odessa; five daughters, Betty Lamb of Lubbock, Alice Walker and Martha Nichols, both of Odessa and Joy Arwine and Linda Walls, both of Floydada; two brothers, James Gilbert of California and Charlie Spann of Houston; two sisters, Martha Jean Dunn of Trent and Dollie Goodson of Stafford; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Road, Lubbock, TX 79424.

Terry Lynn Chambers

Funeral services for Terry Lynn Chambers, 27, of Sulphur, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Foote, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Chambers died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in Sulphur, Okla.

He was born June 16, 1972, in Plainview. He grew up in Plainview where he attended schools. He moved to Davis, Okla., and attended high school. He was a truck driver and a carpenter and attended the Baptist church.

Survivors include his parents, Gerald and Ethel Chambers of Plainview; a brother, Jerry Chambers of Plainview; three stepbrothers, Frankie Thomason of San Diego, Calif., Gary Thomason of Athens, Texas and Scott Thomason of Lubbock; his grandmother, Bernice McCurdy of Sulphur, Okla.; and a nephew, Couper Chambers of Plainview.

His mother, Bobbie Chambers, died Nov. 3, 1976.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dean, Rockey Buckner, Danny Buckner, Jimmy Boedeker, Glenn Rogers and Jerry Dixson.

Zenie B. Griffin

OLTON - Graveside services for Zenie B. Griffin, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Griffin Family Cemetery with T.J. Pittman of Wellington, officiating.

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

Mrs. Griffin died at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born June 7, 1915, in Vinson. She was a homemaker.

On Jan. 29, 1934, she married Dick Griffin in Vinson. He died Sept. 25, 1975.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Beverly Griffin of Olton; a daughter, Dixie Griffin of Houston; a brother, J.B. Chambers of Mangum, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Eleven brothers and sisters and three grandsons are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association, Drawer Q, Olton, TX 79064.

Elmer Pierce

Funeral services for Elmer Ray Pierce, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church with Dr. Max Browning, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Pierce died at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 25, 1930, in Plainview where he grew up and attended schools. He served with the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 and was a veteran of the Korean War. After his discharge he went to work for Byron Jackson Pumps and retired after 25 years.

He was a Methodist, a member of the American Legion and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his longtime friend and companion, Helen Johnson of Plainview; four daughters and a son-in-law, Florence Gail Keiser of Plainview, Linda Kay Pierce of Arlington, Patricia Ann Jones of Hubbard and Karen Rose and Cliff NeSmith of Wortham; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Rickey Lynn and Debbie Pierce of Childress, Charles Ray and Kathy Pierce of Hubbard and Johnny Lee Pierce of Plainview; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Four sisters are deceased.

Pallbearers will be Andy Stokes, Danny Stokes, Rodney Stokes, Joe Elam, Ronnie Gray and Mathew Peoples.

Bill Stanley

CANYON - Funeral Mass for Bill Stanley, 58, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ann´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Pat Carathers officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Stanley died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in Amarillo.

He was born Jan. 5, 1942. He graduated Plainview High School. He worked in the metal fabrication and construction business for the cattle feeding industry for 25 years. In 1970 he moved to Stratford and moved to Canyon in 1989 and worked for Budget Steel Building Co. in Amarillo.

He was a member of St. Ann´s Catholic Church.

In 1963 he married Roberta Shimek in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Christopher J. Stanley of Tempe, Ariz., and Kevin B. Stanley of Rockwall; his mother, Alma Nowlin of Plainview; a brother, Bobby G. Stanley of Snellville, Ga.; a sister, Daythel Torian of Seabrook; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Morning Star Mark Schup Center, 2501 W. Sixth St., Amarillo, TX 79107, or to St. Ann´s Catholic Church Building Fund, Connor Drive and 38th Street, Canyon, TX 79015.

Marnie Dickens

TULIA - Funeral services for Marnie Dickens, 35, of Amarillo, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Central Church of Christ with Trey Morgan, minister, officiating.

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

Ms. Dickens died Monday, April 10, 2000, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

She was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Tulia and Graham where she attended schools. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her fiance, Gary Crisp of Amarillo; her mother, Cindy Augenstein of Roswell, Ga.; her stepmother, Carol Wright of Sun City, Ariz.; three sisters, Amy Sanders of Fort Worth, Catrina Richardson of Vernon and Katherine Dannevick of Lubbock; four brothers, William Dickens, Gary Nabors and Bobby Nabors, all of Graham, and Jeff Nabors of Lufkin, and her grandmother, Neva Dickens of Tulia; 

Her father, Roy Dickens, died in 1990 and her grandfather, Sam Dickens, died in 1994.

Francisca Herrera

TULIA - Graveside services for Francisca Herrera, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday and at noon on Friday in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Herrera died at 1:48 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 17, 1925, in Hondo. She moved to Tulia in 1955 and was a homemaker and member of Spanish Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Gregoria Perez and Delores Leija, both of Canyon, and Julia Lopez of Happy; four brothers, Juan Herrera of Golden, Colo., Antonio Herrera and Isaac Herrera, both of Amarillo, and Santos Herrera of Lubbock; and two nieces and two nephews she raised, Esther Quintanilla of Canyon and Jennifer Quintanilla, Steve Quintanilla and Billy Rosas, all of Amarillo.

Her father, Maurillo Herrera, died in 1976 and her mother, Eustacia Herrera, died in 1995. Two brothers, Jesus Herrera and Inez Herrera, and two nephews, Poncho Garcia Jr. and Isaac Rosas, also are deceased.

Frances Horn

LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Frances Horn, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Carillon Neil Chapel with Dr. Roy C. McClung, president emeritus of Wayland Baptist University, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview by Sanders Funeral Home.

Mrs. Horn died Monday, April 10, 2000, in the Carillon Medical Center.

She was born July 2, 1906, in Searcy, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Plainview. She moved from Plainview to Lubbock in 1976.

Her husband, Jesse Alfred Horn, died April 12, 1972.

Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Norwood of Lubbock, Joyce Patton and Ruth Kleiber, both of San Antonio; two brothers, Jerrel Baxter of Fort Worth and Hershel Baxter of West Monroe, La.; two sisters, Louise Seals and Juanita Bullard, both of Winters; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Two grandchildren, Melinda Andrews and Chris Mills, are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the Carillon Foundation, 1717 Norfolk Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79416.

Ophelia Martinez

HALE CENTER - Funeral Mass for Ophelia Martinez 80, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Theresa´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Rey Sorgon, pastor, officiating.

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

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

Mrs. Martinez died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center.

She was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Caldwell. She moved to Hale Center in 1951 from Burleson County. She was a member of St. Theresa´s Catholic Church and the Guadalupanas and Cursilista.

On Dec. 18, 1935, she married Frank F. Martinez in Burleson County. He died in 1979.

Survivors include five sons, Robert Martinez, Frank Martinez and Victor Martinez, all of Hale Center, Philip Martinez of Friona and Rudy Martinez of Austin; two daughters, Linda Perez of Hale Center and Jane Cole of Florida; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Eric Martinez, Chris Martinez, Josh Norwood, Marcus Sanders, Gabriel Martinez and Michael Cole.

A son, Lupe Martinez, died in 1997.

Claudia Andrews

Funeral services for Claudia Andrews, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ with Colquitt Nash, minister, and Dee Martin, officiating.

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

Mrs. Andrews died at 8:21 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at her residence after a brief illness.

She was born Claudia Mae Privitt on April 5, 1919, in Childress where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Plainview in 1949 and had been a member of Ninth and Columbia Street Church of Christ since that time. For several years she was a fourth grade Sunday school teacher and had been active in the World Bible School correspondance grading.

On July 4, 1939, she married Dr. C.C. Andrews in Dalhart.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Danny Andrews of Plainview and Guy Andrews of Odessa; two daughters, Marihelen Johnson of Jackson, Ohio and Donna Blair of Elmore City, Okla.; one brother, A.M. Privitt of Granbury; three sisters, Mary Deusinger of Conroe, and Helen Ratican and Peggy Bohenek, both of Austin; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandsons.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Kevin Andrews, Mike Blair, Brandon Andrews, Brad Andrews, Steven Johnson and a son-in-law, Jim Johnson.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home today from 7-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to World Bible School, c/o Ninth and Columbia Church of Christ.

Anna Laura Clearman

GORMAN - Funeral services for Anna Laura Stanford Clearman, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kokomo Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Wilson and the Rev. Wayne McEntire officiating.

Burial will be in Simpson Cemetery in Eastland County by Higginbotham Funeral Home.

Mrs. Clearman died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Abraham Memorial Home in Canadian.

She was born July 28, 1916, in Leaky. She lived in Lamesa until 1952 when she moved to Summerfield near Hereford. She moved to Gorman in 1968 and ranched and raised registered Limousin cattle.

She was a member of various women´s clubs and a supporter of civic organizations. She was a member of the Kokomo Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for several years and was a member of the Kokomo Home Club.

On Oct. 23, 1937, she married J.C. Clearman in Abilene. He died in 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Jamie Clearman of Lawn and Kenneth Clearman of Arlington; three daughters, Nanette Thompson of Plainview, Dianne Walser of Hereford and Mary Jo Leonard of Canadian; a sister, Edna Sudduth of Winters; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Kokomo Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Gorman, TX 76454; the Parkinson´s Research at Covenant Lakeside, 4102 24th St., Ste. 501, Lubbock, TX 79410; or to a favorite charity.

Dr. James T. Fowler

Memorial services for Dr. James Turton Fowler, 88, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 (not Saturday the 15th) in First Christian Church with the Rev. Dean McNamara, interim pastor, officiating.

Cremation arrangements were by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Dr. Fowler died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Fontana, Kan. He attended Fontana schools and graduated from school in Osawatomie. He attended the University of Kansas and Kansas University Medical Center. He was in private practice with his father in Osawatomie, and served with the Army during World War II.

He returned to private practice with his father after his discharge from the Army. He retired after 20 years from the Veterans Administration Hospital in El Paso and moved to Plainview in 1995.

He was involved with the election board in Osawatomie in Miami County.

He was a member of First Christian Church and the Rotary Club. He was a collector of antiques, a wood worker, artist, photographer, rock collector, stone setter and enjoyed reading and animals.

On April 9, 1976, he married Barbara Davey in Kansas.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Martha Mundis of Kansas City, Mo., and Margaret Johnson of Plano; one son, Joseph Fowler of Osawatomie; two sisters, Eleanor Stephens and Maxine Swan, both of Carmel, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Diabetes Association.

Eloisa Martinez

HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Eloisa Martinez, 73, are pending with Freeman-Abell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Martinez died Thursday, April 13, 2000, in Prairie House Living Center in Plainview.


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